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The Lord is my shepherd. Ps. xxiii. 1. Old Version.
Nothing therefore I need ;
He setteth me to feed.
He shall convert and glad my soul,
And bring my mind in frame; To walk in paths of righteousness,
For his most holy name.
Yea, though I walk in vale of death,
Yet will I fear no ill ;
And thou art with me still.
Through all my life, thy favour is
So frankly shew'd to me; That in thy house for evermore,
My dwelling place shall be.
They are new every morning. Lam. iii. 23. My God ! how endless is thy love!
Thy gifts are ev'ry ev'ning new ; And morning mercies from above,
Gently distil like early dew.
Thou spread'st the curtains of the night,
Great Guardian of my sleeping hours ! Thy sov'reign word restores the light,
And quickens all my drowsy pow'rs.
I yield my pow’rs to thy command, . To thee I consecrate my days; Perpetual blessings from thy hand
Demand perpetual songs of praise.
0! may thy grace to me be giv'n,
To hear thy word with docile heart; To run this day the road to heav'n,
To choose and keep the better part.
Effectual fervent prayer. Jas. v. 16.
Now may fervent pray'r arise,
Saviour! let thy pow'r be felt, Teach the stony heart to melt ; Clothe the word with pow'r divine, Make us willing to be thine.
Let the minds of all our youth, Feel the force of sacred truth; While the gospel call they hear, May they learn to love and fear.
Bless us all both old and young :
The people that walked in darkness. Is. ix. 2. O'er the gloomy hills of darkness
Rising beams of light I trace ;
Let the rude Barbarian, see
Let the gospel
Hail with joy the spreading light; And from eastern coast to western, May the morning chase the night;
May thy triumphs never cease;
Sway thy sceptre,
God is our refuge and strength. Ps. xlvi. 1: O God ! our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come ; Our shelter from the stormy blast,
And our eternal home.
Under the shadow of thy throne,
Thy saints have dwelt secure; Sufficient is thine arm alone,
And our defence is sure.
Before the hills in order stood,
Or earth receiv'd her frame; From everlasting thou art God,
To endless years the same.
O God ! our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come ; Be thou our guard whilst life shall last, And our eternal home.