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NOTE.-Some verses in the longer Psalms and
Hymns are bracketed, to show that, if deemed advisable, they may be omitted without interfering with the sense ; and some of the Psalms and Hymns are bracketed in more places than one, in which cases a choice is afforded as to which of the bracketed verses shall be left out, and which retained ; thus preventing the necessity of always omitting the same verses.
Blessedness of the righteous.
By ill advice to walk;
Where men profanely talk.
His business and delight;
And meditates by night. - 3 Like some fair tree, which, fed by streams,
With timely fruit doth bend,
All his designs attend.
To happiness they tend ;
Shall both in ruin end.
L. M. God's care unceasing. 1 O GOD! how constant is thy love!
Thy gifts are every evening new;
Else had our eyelids closed in death :
And still we draw our wonted breath. 4 That life we yield to thy command ;
To Thee we consecrate our days :
Trust in God.
To my complaint give ear :
2 While worldly minds impatient grow
More prosp'rous times to see, Still let the glories of thy face
Shine brightly, Lord, on me.
3 So shall my heart o'erflow with joy,
More lasting and more true,
4 Then down in peace I'll lay my head,
And take my needful rest;
Of thy defence possest.
C. M. Prayer. 1 LORD, hear the voice of my complaint,
Accept my secret prayer ;
2 Thou in the morn my voice shalt hear;
And with the dawning day
To Thee devoutly pray.