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CXIX. 1.—(9, 10, 11, 12.) N. V.
IL-(17. 19. 24.) N. V. 0 shall the young preserve their BE gracious to Thy servant, Lord,
Do Thou my life defend, By making still their course of life
That I, according to Thy Word, With Thy commands agree.
My future time may spend. With hearty zeal for Thee I seek,
To Thee for succour pray ; O suffer not my careless steps
Though like a stranger in the land, From Thy right paths to stray.
From place to place I stray, Safe in my heart, and closely hid, Thy righteous judgments from my sight Thy Word, my treasure, lies;
Remove not Thou away. To succour me with timely aid,
When sinful thoughts arise. Secured by that, my grateful soul
For Thy commands have always been Shall ever bless Thy Name :
My comfort and delight; O teach me then by Thy just laws
By them I learn, with prudent care, My future life to frame!
To guide my steps aright.
IV.—(105. 108. 111, 112.) N. v.
The way of truth to show;
In which I ought to go. According to Thy Word.
Let still my sacrifice of praise
With Thee acceptance find; Before affliction stopp'd my course,
And in Thy righteous judgments, Lord,
Instruct my willing mind.
Thy testimonies I have made
My heritage and choice;
My drooping heart rejoice. "Tis good for me that I have felt
My heart with early zeal began
Thy statutes to obey;
Shall keep Thy upright way.
CXIX. V.—(169. 173, 174, 175.) N. v. To my request and earnest cry,
Attend, O gracious Lord;
According to Thy Word.
And bring me timely aid,
My heart's free choice have made.
Thy saving grace restored ; Nor comfort knew, but what Thy laws,
Thy heav'nly laws, afford.
My great Restorer's praise ;
My fainting soul shall raise.
(1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. 9.) N. V. TO
From thence expecting aid ; From Sion's hill, and Sion's God,
Who heaven and earth has made.
Thy Guardian will not sleep;
Will thee from danger keep.
Thou shalt securely rest,
By day or night molest.
Thy God shall thee defend;
Safe to thy journey's end.
May peace within thy sacred walls
A constant guest be found, With plenty and prosperity
Thy palaces be crown'd.
(1. 4. 6, 7.) N. V. O TWAS a joyful sound to hear
Our tribes devoutly say, Up, Israel, to the temple haste,
And keep your festal day. 'Tis thither, by Divine command,
The tribes of God repair, Before His ark to celebrate
His Name with praise and prayer. O pray we then for Salem's peace,
For they shall prosp'rous be, (Thou holy city of our God!)
Who bear true love to thee.
N. v. WHO place on Sion's God their trust,
Like Sion's rock shall stand ;
By His Almighty hand.
To guard them from their foes.
In vain their toil the builders spend;