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With deep repentance well agree,
And join to prove his faith sincere.
4 How glorious is that righteousness,

That hides and cancels all his sins!
While a bright evidence of grace,
Through his whole life, appears and shines.

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1 WHILE I keep silence and conceal
My heavy guilt within my heart,
What torments doth my conscience feel!
What agonies of inward smart!


2 I spread my sins before the Lord,
And all my secret faults confess :
Thy gospel speaks a pardoning word;
Thy Holy Spirit seals the grace.
3 For this shall every humble soul
Make swift addresses to Thy seat:
When floods of huge temptations roll,
There shall they find a blest retreat.
4 How safe beneath Thy wings I lie,
When days grow dark, and storms appear;
And when I walk, Thy watchful eye
Shall guide me safe from every snare.

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1 REJOICE, ye righteous, in the Lord;
This work belongs to you:


Sing of His name, His ways, His word,
How holy, just and true!

2 His mercy and His righteousness
Let heaven and earth proclaim:

His works of nature and of grace
Reveal His wondrous name.

3 His wisdom and almighty word
The heavenly arches spread;
And by the Spirit of the Lord

Their shining hosts were made.

4 He bade the liquid waters flow
To their appointed deep:

The flowing seas their limits know,
And their own station keep.

5 Ye tenants of the spacious earth,
With fear before Him stand:
He spake, and nature took its birth,
And rests on His command.

6 He scorns the angry nations' rage,
And breaks their vain designs:
His counsel stands through every age,
And in full glory shines.


C. M.



1 BLESSED is the nation where the Lord

Has fixed His gracious throne;
Where He reveals His heavenly word,
And calls their tribes His own.

2 His eyes, with infinite survey,
The spacious world behold;
He formed us all of equal clay,
And knows our feeble mould.

3 Kings are not rescued by the force
Of armies from the grave:
Nor speed, nor courage of a horse
Can the bold rider save.

4 Vain is the strength of beasts, or men,

To hope for safety thence;

But holy souls from God obtain
A strong and sure defence.

5 God is their fear, and God their trust,
When plagues or famine spread :
His watchful eye secures the just
Among ten thousand dead.

6 Lord, let our hearts in Thee rejoice,
And bless us from Thy throne :

For we have made Thy word our choice,
And trust Thy grace alone.

34-PART I.

C. M.



1 THROUGH all the changing scenes of life,
In trouble and in joy,

The praises of my God shall still
My heart and tongue employ.

2 Come, magnify the Lord with me,
And high exalt His name:
When in distress on Him I called,
He to my rescue came.

3 The hosts of God encamp around
The dwellings of the just:
Deliverance He affords to all,

Who on His succour trust.

4 Oh! make but trial of His love:
Experience will decide,

How blessed they are, and only they,
Who in His truth confide.

5 Fear Him, ye saints, and you will then
Have nothing else to fear:

Make you His service your delight;
He'll make your wants His care.

34- PART II.

L. M.



1 LORD, I will bless Thee all my days; Thy praise shall dwell upon my tongue; My soul shall glory in Thy grace ;

While saints rejoice to hear the song. 2 Come, magnify the Lord with me;

Come, let us all exalt His name:
I sought th' eternal God, and He
Has not exposed my hope to shame.
3 I told Him all my secret grief;

My secret groaning reached His ears:
He gave my inward pains relief,

And calmed the tumult of my fears.
4 To Him the poor lift up their eyes,
Their faces feel the heavenly beam;
A beam of mercy, from the skies,
Fills them with light and joy supreme.
5 His holy angels pitch their tents

Around the men, that serve the Lord:
Oh! fear, and love Him, all His saints;
Taste of His grace, and trust His word.
6 The wild young lions, pinched with pain
And hunger, roar through all the wood;
But none shall seek the Lord in vain,

Nor want supplies of real good.


L. M.



1 CHILDREN in years and knowledge young,

Your parents' hope, your parents' joy,
Attend the counsels of my tongue:
Let pious thoughts your minds employ.

2 If you desire a length of days,

And peace to crown your mortal state:

Restrain your feet from impious ways,
Your lips from slander and deceit.

3 The eyes of God regard His saints;
His ears are open to their cries:
He sets His frowning face against
The sons of violence and lies.

4 To humble souls and broken hearts
God with His grace is ever nigh:
Pardon and hope His love imparts,
When men in deep contrition lie.

5 He tells their tears, He counts their groans: His Son redeems their soul from death: His Spirit heals their broken bones;

While they in praise employ their breath.

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1 THE Lord for ever guards the just,
His ears attend their cry:
When broken spirits dwell in dust,
The God of grace is nigh.


2 What though the sorrows, here they taste,
Be sharp and tedious too;

The Lord, who saves His saints at last,
Is their supporter now.

3 Evil shall smite the wicked dead;
But God secures His own;

Prevents the mischief when they slide,
Or heals the broken bone.

4 When desolation, like a flood,
O'er the proud sinner rolls;
Saints find a refuge in their God,
For He redeems their souls.

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