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i np^O celebrate thy praise, O Lord,
2 The thought of them shall to my foul
Exalted pleasures bring;
3 All those who have his goodness prov'd
Will in his truth conside;
4 Sing praises therefore to the Lord,
From Sion his abode;
i T ORD, who's the happy man that may
2 'Tis he whose ev'ry thought and deed
Who never did a slander forge,
Or hearken to a false report,
Who vice, in all its pomp and power,
Can treat with just neglect:
Who to his plighted vows and trust
Has ever sirmly stood;
He makes his promise good.
6 The man who by his steady course
j "\TO change of times should ever shock j_\ My sirm asfection, Lord, to thee; for thou hast always been a rock, . A fortress and defence to me.
a Thou my deliv'rer art, my God; My trust is in thy mighty power: . Thou art my shield from foes abroad, At home my safe-guard and my tower.
3 Let the eternal Lord be prais'd,
The rock,. on whose defence I rest:
I ~A /sY Shepherd is the living Lord,
a He shall convert and glad my soul,
3 Yea, though T walk in vale of death,
Yet will I fear no ill;
4 Through all my life thy favour is
So frankly shew'd to me, That in thy house for evermore My dwelling place shall be.
r S A L M XXIV.
I TT'RECT your heads, eternal gates:
2 Who is the King of glory! who?
Erect 3 Erect your heads, ye gates, unfold,.
In state to entertain
4 Who is the King of glory? who?
The Lord of Hosts renown'd:
t nr^HY mercies and thy love,
X. O Lord, recall to mind;
I Let all my youthful crimes
Be blotted out by thee:
i His mercy and his truth
The righteous Lord displays, In bringing wa'nd'ring sinners home, And teaching them his ways.
He those in justice guides, Who his direction seek; And in his sacred paths shall lead The humble and the meek.
Through all the ways of God Both truth and mercy shine, To such as with religious hearts, To his blest will incline.
i T ET all the just to God with joy
\ j Their cheerful voices raise;
For well the righteous it becomes
a Let harps, and psalteries, and lutes,
3 For faithful is the word of God,
His works with truth abound;
He justice loves; and all the earth
Is with his goodness crown'd.
4 Our souls on God with patience wait;
Our help and shield is he;
5 The riches of thy mercy, Lord,
Do thou to us extend;
p s A L M xxxiv.
THROUGH all the various scenes of life,