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THE Hymns from the 300th to the end, are added to this edition, and have been selected by a successor of the Rev. Author. It is hoped that they will increase the value of the Collection, and will serve to cherish that spirit of genuine devotion which the whole work is eminently adapted to promote.
PSALM 1. Common Metre.
The Happiness of the Righteous and the Misery of the Wicked.
1 BLEST is the man who shuns the place
3 He, like a tree of gen'rous kind, By living waters set,
Safe from the storm and blasting wind,.
4 Green as the leaf, and ever fair
5 Not so th' impious and unjust;
6 Sinners in judgment shall not stand Among the sons of grace,
When Christ, the Judge, at his right hand
7 His eye beholds the path they tread,
PSALM II. Common Metre.
The Exaltation of Christ.
1 ATTEND, O earth, when God declares His uncontroll'd decree;
Thou art my Son, this day, my Heir, 66 Have I begotten thee. 2 "Upon my holy Zion's hill "My King I thee ordain; "And though thy foes dispute my will, Thou shalt for ever reign.
3 "Ask and receive thy full demands, "Thine shall the heathen be ;
"The utmost limits of the lands Shall be possess'd by thee.
4 "Thy righteous sceptre thou shalt sway,
5 Be wise, ye princes, then; give ear,
6 Approach the Son with due respect,
7 If but in part his anger rise,
Who can endure the flame?
PSALM II. Short Metre.
The Death, Resurrection and Glory of Christ. 1 MAKER, and sov'reign Lord
Of heav'n, and earth, and seas, Thy providence confirms thy word, And answers thy decrees.
2 The things so long foretold
3 Why did the Gentiles rage,
4 Rulers and kings agree
5 The Lord derides their rage,
6 He asks, and God bestows
Far as the earth's remotest ends
PSALM III. Com non Metre.
Doubts and Fears suppressed.
1 My God, how many are my fears!
Their number, how it multiplies !
2 The lying tempter would persuade
3 But thou, O Lord, art my defence,
My sinking spirit thou wilt raise,
4 In former times of deep distress
TATE and WATTS, united and varied.
PSALM IV. ver. 6, 7. Common Metre.
1 WHEN fancy spreads her boldest wings,
Amidst the varied scene of things