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3 Therefore my heart all grief defies,

My glory shall rejoice;
My flesh shall rest in hope to rise,

Wak'd by his pow’rful voice.
4 Thou, Lord, when I resign my breath,

My soul from hell shalt free; Nor let thy holy one in death

The least corruption see.
5 Thou shalt the paths of life display,

That to thy presence lead;
Where pleasures dwell without allay,
And joys that never fade.

PSALM 18.
1 No change of time shall ever shock

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.
O God, my strength and fortitude,

Of forcé I must love thee;
Thou art my castle and defence

In my necessity :
2 My God, my rock, in whom I trust,

The worker of my wealth;
My refuge, buckler, and my shield,

The horn of all my health.
3 When I sing laud unto the Lord,

Most worthy to be serv'd; Then from

my foes I am right sure
That I shall be preserv’d.
4 To Father, Son, and Holy-Ghost

All glory be therefore;
As in beginning was, is now,

And shall be evermore.

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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:
2 On cherubs and on cherubims

Full royally he rode,
And on the wings of mighty winds,
Came flying all abroad.

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.
2 The statutes of the Lord are just,

And bring sincere delight;
His pure commands, in search of truth,

Assist the feeblest sight.
3 His perfect worship here is fix’d,
On sure foundations laid;

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.

PSALM 20.

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.

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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.
1 My shepherd is the living Lord,

Nothing therefore I need:
In pastures fair, near pleasant streams,

He setteth me to feed.
2 He shall convert and glad my soul,
And bring my mind in frame,

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