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3 Therefore my heart all grief defies,
My glory shall rejoice;
Wak'd by his pow’rful voice.
My soul from hell shalt free; Nor let thy holy one in death
The least corruption see.
That to thy presence lead;
My firm affection, Lord, to thee; For thou hast always been my rock,
A fortress and defence to me. 2 Thou my deliverer art, my God,
My trust is in thy mighty pow'r: Thou art my shield from foes abroad,
At home my safeguard and my tow'r. 3 Thou suit'st, O Lord, thy righteous ways
To various paths of human kind; They who for mercy merit praise,
With thee shall wondrous mercy find. 4 Thou to the just shalt justice show,
The pure thy purity shall see; Such as perversely chuse to go,
Shall meet with due returns from thee.
PSALM 18. OLD VERSION.
Of forcé I must love thee;
In my necessity :
The worker of my wealth;
The horn of all my health.
Most worthy to be serv'd; Then from
my foes I am right sure
All glory be therefore;
And shall be evermore.
1 THE Lord descended from above,
And bow'd the heav'ns most high; And underneath his feet he cast
The darkness of the sky:
Full royally he rode,
PSALM 19. 1 THE HE heav'ns declare thy glory, Lord,
Which that alone can fill; The firmament and stars express
Their great Creator's skill. 2 The dawn of each returning day
Fresh beams of knowledge brings; From darkest night's successive rounds
Divine instruction springs. 3 Their pow'rful language to no realm
Or region is confind; "Tis nature's voice, and understood
Alike by all mankind. 4. Their doctrine does its sacred sense
Through earth’s extent display; Whose bright contents the circling sun Does round the world convey.
PART 2. 1 GOD's perfect law converts the soul,
Reclaims from false desires ; With sacred wisdom his sure word
The ignorant inspires.
And bring sincere delight;
Assist the feeblest sight.
His equal laws are in the scales
Of truth and justice weigh’d. 4 Of more esteem than golden mines,
Or gold refin’d with skill; More sweet than honey, or the drops
That from the comb distil. 5 My trusty counsellors they are,
And friendly warnings give; Divine rewards attend on those
Who by thy precepts live.
1 THE 'HE Lord to thy request attend,
And hear thee in distress : The name of Jacob's God defend,
And grant thy arms success. 2 To aid thee from on high repair,
And strength from Sion give; Remember all thy off rings there,
Thy sacrifice receive. 3 To compass thy own heart's desire,
Thy counsels still direct Make kindly all events conspire
To bring them to effect. 4 To thy salvation, Lord, for aid
We cheerfully repair, With banners in thy name display'd, “ The Lord accept our prayer.
5 Our hopes are fix'd, that now the Lord
Our sovereign will defend ; From heav'n resistless aid afford, And to his pray’r attend.
Psalm 23. 1 THE "HE Lord himself, the mighty Lord,
Vouchsafes to be my guide ; The shepherd, by whose constant care
My wants are all supply'd. 2 In tender grass he makes me feed,
And gently there repose; Then leads me to cool shades, and where
Refreshing water flows. 3 He does my wand'ring soul reclaim,
And, to his endless praise, Instruct with humble zeal to walk
In his most righteous ways. 4 Since God doth thus his wond'rous love
Thro' all my life extend, That life to him I will devote, And in his temple spend.
Psalm 23. OLD VERSION.
Nothing therefore I need:
He setteth me to feed.