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S. M. THIRD PART. St. Bridge's. [b]


Ver. 15-22.-Backsliding and Desertion.

INE eyes and my desire


Are ever to the Lord;

I love to plead his promises,
And rest upon his word.

2 Turn, turn thee to my soul,
Bring thy salvation near;

• When will thy hand release my feet
Out of the deadly snare !

p 3 When shall the sov'reign grace Of my forgiving God,


Restore me from those dangerous ways,
My wandering feet have trod.

4 The tumult of my thoughts
Does but enlarge my wo;

p My spirit languishes, my heart
Is desolate and low.

5 [With ev'ry morning light,
My sorrow new begins;
Look on my anguish and my pain,
And pardon all my sins.


6 Behold the hosts of hell,
How cruel is their hate?
Against my life they rise and join
Their fury with deceit.]

O keep my soul from death,
Nor put my hope to shame;
For I have plac'd my only trust
In my Redeemer's name.

e 8 With humble faith I wait,
To see thy face again;

o Of Isra'l it shall ne'er be said,
He sought the Lord in vain.



PSALM 26. L. M. Quercy. Bath. [*]
Self-Examination: or, Evidences of Grace.


UDGE me, O Lord, and prove my ways;
And try my reins, and try my hea

My faith upon thy promise stays,

Nor from thy law my feet depart.

e 2 I hate to walk, I hate to sit,
With men of vanity and lies;
The scoffer and the hypocrite
Are the abhorrence of my eyes.
o 3 Amongst thy saints will I appear,
With hands well wash'd in innocence;
e But when I stand before thy bar,
The blood of Christ is my defence.
-4 I love thy habitation, Lord,

The temple where thine honours dwell;
e There shall I hear thy holy word,
And there thy works of wonder tell.
-5 Let not my soul be join'd at last
With men of treachery and blood;
Since I my days on earth have past
Among the saints, and near my God.

PSALM 27. C. M. FIRST PART. Bedford. [*]
Ver. 1-6.-The Church our Delight and Safety.
1 HE Lord of glory is my light,
Tand my salvation too

• God is my strength; nor will I fear
What all my foes can do.


-2 One privilege my heart desires—
O grant me an abode

Among the churches of thy saints,
The temples of my God.

-3 There shall I offer my requests,
And see thy beauty still;
Shall hear thy messages of love,
And there inquire thy will.

e 4 When troubles rise, and storms appear,
There may his children hide;

o God has a strong pavilion, where He makes my soul abide.


5 Now shall my head be lifted high,

Above my foes around;

And songs of joy and victory

Within thy temple sound.

St. Martin's.

C. M. SECOND PART. Barby. St. Ann's. [*]


Ver. 8, 9, 13, 14.-Prayer and Hope.
MOON as I heard my Father say,

"Ye children, seek my grace,"

-My heart reply'd without delay, /0 "I'll seek my Father's face."

e 2 Let not thy face be hid from me, Nor frown my soul away;

e God of my life, I fly to thee, In a distressing day.

e 3 Should friends and kindred, near and dear, Leave me to want, or die;

o My God would make my life his care,
And all my need supply.

4 My fainting flesh had died with grief,
Had not my soul believ'd,

To see thy grace provide relief—
Nor was my hope deceiv'd.

5 Wait on the Lord, ye trembling saints,
And keep your courage up;

o He'll raise your spirit when it faints,
And far exceed your hope.

PSALM 29. L. M. Psalm 97. [*]

Storm and Thunder.

1G Give to the Lord renown and pow'r;

IVE to the Lord, ye sons of fame,

Ascribe due honours to his name,

And his eternal might adore.

o 2 The Lord proclaims his pow'r aloud, Over the ocean and the land;


His voice divides the watery cloud,
And lightnings blaze at his command.

3 He speaks, and tempest, hail, and wind,
Lay the wide forest bare around;

e The fearful hart, and frighted hind, Leap at the terrour of the sound.


4 To Lebanon he turns his voice,
And lo, the stately cedars break;
The mountains tremble at the noise,
The vallies roar, the deserts quake.
5 The Lord sits sov'reign on the flood,
The Thund'rer reigns for ever king;
-But makes his church his blest abode,
Where we his awful glories sing.

e 6 In gentler language there the Lord
The counsels of his grace imparts;
o Amidst the raging storm, his word
Speaks peace and courage to our hearts.

PSALM 30. L. M. FIRST PART. Quercy. [*] Sickness healed and Sorrow removed.



WILL extol thee, Lord, on high;
At thy command diseases fly:
Who but a God can speak and save,
From the dark borders of the grave?
• 2 Sing to the Lord, ye saints of his,
And tell how large his goodness is;
Let all your pow'rs rejoice and bless,
While you record his holiness.
-3 His anger but a moment stays;
His love is life and length of days:
e Tho' grief and tears the night employ,
• The morning star restores the joy.]

L. M. SECOND PART Armley. [b]
Ver. 6.-Health, Sickness, and Recovery.

Fund I presum'd 'twould ne'er be night;

was my health, my day was bright,

Fondly I said within my heart,

d "Pleasure and peace shall ne'er depart."

-2 But I forgot thine arm was strong,

Which made my mountain stand so long;

e Soon as thy face began to hide,

My health was gone, my comforts died.
-3 I cried aloud to thee, my God,
"What canst thou profit by my blood?
"Deep in the dust, can I declare
"Thy truth, or sing thy goodness there?
-4 "Hear me, O God of grace! I said,
"And bring me from among the dead:"
o Thy word rebuk'd the pains I felt,

Thy pard'ning love remov'd my guilt.
-5 My groans, and tears, and forms of wo,
Are turn'd to joy and praises now;
I throw my sackcloth on the ground,
And ease and gladness gird me round.

o 6 My tongue, the glory of my frame, Shall ne'er be silent of thy name;

o Thy praise shall sound thro' earth and heav'n, -For sickness heal'd, and sins forgiv'n.

PSALM 31. C. M. FIRST PART. Canterbury. [b] Ver. 5, 13-19, 22, 23.-Deliverance from Death. NTO thy hand, O God of truth,

1 IM

My spirit I commit;

Thou hast redeem'd my soul from death,
And sav'd me from the pit.

2 The passions of my hope and fear
Maintain'd a double strife;

o While sorrow, pain, and sin conspir'd,
To take away my life.

d 3 "My times are in thy hand," I cry'd,
"Though I draw near the dust;"
-Thou art the refuge where I hide,
The God in whom I trust.

e 4 O make thy reconciled face
Upon thy servant shine;

And save me for thy mercy's sake,
For I'm entirely thine.


[5 'Twas in my haste my spirit said, 'I must despair and die,

''I am cut off before thine eyes;'
But thou hast heard my cry.]

-6 Thy goodness, how divinely free!
How wondrous is thy grace,
To those who fear thy majesty,
And trust thy promises!

o 7 O love the Lord, all ye his saints,
And sing his praises loud;

-He'll bend his ear to your complaints,
And recompense the proud.


York. [*]

V. 7-13, 18-21.-Deliverance from Slander and Reproach.


heart rejoices in thy name,

My God, my help, my trust;

Thou hast preserv'd my face from shame,

Mine honour from the dust.

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