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6 Thy feet, dear SAVIOUR! we'll embrace,

(The kindling wrath Thy love restrains) Trust in the smiles of Jesu's face,

While o'er the world MESSIAH reigns.

Psalm III.

A Morning Psalm. 1 O LORD! how many are my foes,

In this weak state of flesh and blood ! My peace they daily discompose,

But my defence and hope is God. 2 Tir'd with the burdens of the day, I

To Thee I rais'd my ev’ning cry ; Thou heard'st when I began to pray,

And Thine Almighty help was nigh. 3 Supported by Thine heav'nly aid,

i laid me down, and slept secure : Not death shall make

my

heart afraid, Though I should wake and rise no more. 4 But God sustain'd me all the night;

Salvation doth to God belong: He rais'd my head to see the light, And made His praise my morning song.

Psalm IV.

An Evening Psalm. 1 To what rich and heav'nly stores

Doth the LORD His people lead !
Hence my soul, with faith, implores.

All the good I daily need:
On my bed, my heart prepare,
Bless with sweet communion there.

2 With the day's new mercies crown'd,

Bid this night Thy face to shine!
Then, though worldlings may be found

Who for earthly comforts pine, -'
Thou more gladness wilt bestow

Than when earthly blessings flow. 3 LORD! on me the gracious beams

Of Thy heav'nly presence shed !
Then, at rest from frightful dreams,

Sweet repose shall soothe my bed. Now these blessings, LORD! dispense; Thou, alone, art my defence.

Psalm v.

For the Morning of the Sabbath. 1 LORD, in the morning Thou shalt hear

My voice ascending high ;
To Thee will I direct my pray's,

To Thee lift up mine eye;
2 Up to the hills where Christ is gone

To plead for all His saints, Presenting at His Father's throne

Our songs and our complaints.
3 Thou art a God before whose sight

The wicked shall not stand;
Sinners shall ne'er be Thy delight,

Nor dwell at Thy right hand. 4. But to Thy house will I resort,

To taste Thy mercies there;
I will frequent Thine holy court,

And worship in Thy fear.

5 may Thy SPIRIT guide my feet

In ways of righteousness! Make ev'ry path of duty straight,

And plain before my face.

Psalm VI.

Pleading for Mercy.-On Despair. 1 IN mercy, not in wrath, rebuke

Thy feeble worm, my God! My spirit dreads Thy angry look,

And trembles at Thy rod.
2 Have mercy, LORD, for I am weak;

Regard my heavy groans;
O let Thy voice of comfort speak,

And heal my broken bones! 3 By day, my busy beating head

Is fill'd with anxious fears ; By night, upon my restless bed, I

weep a flood of tears. 4 Thus I sit desolate and mourn,

Mine eyes grow dull with grief; How long, my LORD, ere Thou return,

And bring my soul relief? 5 Satan, my cruel, envious foe,

Insults me in my pain ; He smiles to see me brought so low,

And tells me-hope is vain.
6 But hence, thou enemy, depart!

Nor tempt me to despair;
My Saviour comes to cheer my heart,

The Lord has heard my prayer.'

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10 THOU, to whom all creatures bow

Within this earthly frame, Through all the world how great art Thou !

How glorious is Thy Name! 2 When I behold Thy works on high,

The moon that rules the night, And stars that well adorn the sky,

Those moving worlds of light; 3 LORD, what is man, or all his race,

Who dwells so far below; That Thou should'st visit him with grace,

And love his nature so?

4 That Thine eternal Son should bear

To take a mortal form,
Made lower than His angels are,

To save a dying worm?

Ś Let Him be crown'd with majesty

Who bow'd His head to death; And be His honours sounded high

By all things that have breath.

5 Jesus, our LORD, how wondrous great

Is Thine exalted name!
The glories of thy heav'nly state

Let the whole earth proclaim !

Psalm IX.

Praise.God a Refuge to believers. i To celebrate Thy praise, O LORD,

I will my heart prepare;
To all the list'ning world Thy works,

Thy wondrous works, declare.
2 The thought of them shall to my soul

Exalted pleasure bring; Whilst to Thy Name, O Thou most High!

Triumphant praise I sing.
3 God is a constant, sure defence,

Against oppressing rage :
As troubles rise, His needful aids

In our behalf engage. 4 All those who have His goodness provid,

Will'in His truth confide; Whose mercy

ne'er forsook the man
That on His help rely'd.
5 Sing praises therefore to the LORD;

From Sion, His abode,
Proclaim His deeds, till all the world

Confess no other GOD,

Psalm XI.

The awful Portion of the wicked. 1 THE LORD hath both a temple here,

And righteous throne above, Whence He surveys the sons of men,

And how their counsels move,

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