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COLLECTION

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PSALMS AND HYMNS.

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PSALM I. 1

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Who walks not with ungodly men,
Nor stands their evil deeds to see,

Nor sits the innocent to' arraign ;
The persecutor's guilt to share,

Oppressive in the scorner's chair.
2 Obedience is his pure delight,

To do the pleasure of his Lord:
His exercise by day and night

To search his soul.converting word:
The law of liberty to prove,

The perfect law of life and love."
3 Fast by the streams of paradise

He, as a pleasant plant, shall grow;
The tree of righteousness shall rise,

And all his blooming honours show;
Spread out his boughs, and flourish fair,

And fruit unto perfection bear.
4 His verdant leaf shall never fade,

His works of faith shall never cease;
His happy toil shall all succeed,

Whom God himself delights to bless :
- But no success the ungodly find,

Scatter'd like chal before the wind. 5 No portion and no place have they With those whom God vouchsafes to' approve;

Cast in the dreadful judgment-day,

Who trample on their Saviour's love;
Who here their bleeding Lord deny,
Shall perish, and for ever die.

PSALM II.

1 TAHY do the Jews and Gentiles join,

VV To execute a vain design;
Idly their utmost power engage,

And storm with unavailing rage?
2 Earth's haughty kings, their Lord oppose,

The rulers list themselves his foes,
To fight against their God agree,

And slay the incarnate Deity.
3 As sworn their Maker to dethrone,

And Jesus, his anointed Son;
To rise from all subjection freed,

And reign Almighty in his stead.
4 The Lord, that calmly sits above,

Enthron'd in everlasting love,
Shall all their feeble steps deride,

And laugh to scorn their furious pride.
5 Thep shall be in his wrath address, ..

And vex his baffled enemies;
“ Yet I have glorified my Son,',

“ And plac'd him on his Father's throne: 6 66 Wherefore to him, ye kings submit,

66 Be wise to fall, and kiss his feet:
66 With awful joy revere his sway,

“ Ye rulers of the earth obey.
ng 66 Worship the co-eternal Son,

« Lest you in anger he disown,
“ His light with-hold, his grace deny,

“ And leave you in your sins to die.
8 - Thrice happy all who trust in Him,

" All good, Almighty to redeem !

« They only shall his mercy prove, : « Lovid with an everlasting love."

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A HYMN. 1 ANOTHER day preserv'd by grace,

A We end it with our Saviour's praise,
Symphonious to the quires above,
And triumph in his guardian love:
Ye angels, with your wings outspread,

Come, take your stand around our bed. 2 We soon shall wake with you to sing, .

In presence of our heavenly King;
With you unutterably blest,
Shall always praise and never rest;
But smooth as the melodious lay,

Shall endless ages roll away.
3 O that the joyful day were come,
Which calls our happy spirits home;
O could we join our friends in light,
And reach our Father's house to night:
And sweetly close our willing eyes,
To open them in paradise.

PSALM III.
I SEE, O Lord, my foes increase,',

Mark the troublers of my peace,
Fiercely 'gainst my soul they rise ;

Heaven, they say, its help denies , ' “ Help he seeks from God in vain,

6 God hath given him up to man.” 2 But thou art a shield for me,

Succour, still, I find in thee;.
Now thou liftest up my head,
Now I glory in thine aid; :
Confident in thy defence,

Strong in thine Omnipotence. 3 To the Lord I cried; the cry

Brought my Helper from the sky;
By my kind Protector kept,
Safe I laid me down and slept,
Slept within his arms, and rose;
Blest him for the calm repose.

4 Kept by him, I cannot fear

Sin, the world, or Satan near;
All their hosts my soul defies:
.Lord, in my behalf arise,
Save me, for in faith I call,

Save me, O my God, from all. 5 Thou hast sav'd me heretofore,

Thou hast quell'd the adverse power,
Pluck'd me from the jaws of death,
Broke the roariog lion's teeth:
Still from all my foes defend, ens.

Save me, save me to the end. 8 Thine it is, O Lord, to save,

Strength in Thee, thy people have; !.
Safe from sin, in Thee they rest,
With the gospel-blessing blest;
Wait to see the perfect grace,
Heaven on earth in Jesu's face.

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PSALM IV. PART 1. 1 M OD of my righteousness,

UT Tby humble suppliant hear, 'Thou hast reliev'd me in distress,

And thou art always near:
Again thy mercy show,

The peaceful answer send,
Assuage my grief, relieve my woe,

And all my troubles end.
2 How long, ye sons of men,

Will ye blaspheme aloud,
My honour wrong, my glory stain, -

And vilify my God?
How long will ye delight

In vanity and vice,
Madly against the righteous fighty.

And follow after lies ?
3 Know, for himself, the Lord

Hath surely set apart
The inan that trembles at his word,

The man of upright heart:

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And when to him I pray,

He promises to hear,
And help me in my evil day,

And answer all my prayer. 4 Ye sinners, stand in awe,

And from your sins depart,
Out of the evil world withdraw,

And commune with your heart :
In thinking of his love,, ,

Be day and night employ’d;
Be still ; nor in his presence move, sota

But wait upon your God.der flis 5 Offer your prayer and praise, cenik

Which he will not despise, hiszen
Through Jesus Christ your righteousness,

Accepted sacrifice:
Offer your heart's desires; toid .

But trust in him alone, te is visites
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And freely saves his own ito, a

PART ILLUA!! i

santha 6 THE world, with fruitless pain,

i Seek happiness below; t erbased on What man, they ask, (but all in vain)

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The sense of sin forgiven. Bilen
The hidden joy, the mystic peace,
The antepast of heaven..

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8 Of gospel-peace possest,
Secure in thy defence,

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l ow Now, Lord, within thine arms I rest,

And who shall pluck me hence?'

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