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4 But to thy house will I resort,
To taste thy mercies there:
I will frequent thy holy court,
And worship in thy fear.

5 O may thy spirit guide my feet
In ways of righteousness ;
Make ev'ry path of duty straight,
And plain before my face.

6 My watchful enemies combine
To tempt my feet astray;
They flatter with a base Heign
To make my soul their prey.

7 Lord, crush the serpent in the dust,
And all his plots destroy;
While those that in thy mercy trust
For ever shout for joy.

8 The men that love and fear thy name
Shall see their hopes fulfill'd;
The mighty God will compass them
With favour as a shield.

PSALM 6. C. M.
Complaint in Sickness.

1 IN anger, Lord, rebuke me not,
Withdraw the dreadful storm;
Nor let thy fury grow so hot,
Against a feeble worm.

2 My soul's bow’d down with heavy cares, y flesh with pain opprest; My couch is witness to my tears, y tears forbid my rest. 3 Sorrow and pain wear out my days; I waste the night with cries, Counting the minutes as they pass, Till the slow morning rise. 4 Shall Ibe still afflicted more? Mine eyes consum’d with grief? How long, my God, how long, before Thy hand affords relief! 5 He hears when dust and ashes speak, He pities all our groans; He saves us for our Saviour's sake, And heals our broken bones. 6 The virtue of his sov’reign word Restores our fainting breath; For silent graves praise not the Lord: Our lips are seal’d in death.

PSALM 7. C. M.
The Christian's integrity—an apeal to God

1 Y trust is in my heav'nly friend, My hope in thee, my God; , Rise, and my helpless life defend * From those that seek my blood. 2. With insolence and fury they My soul in pieces tear; As hungry lions rend the prey, When no deliv'rer’s near. 3 If I indulge in thoughts unjust, And wish and seek their woe, Then let them tread my life to dust, And lay mine honour low.

4 If there were malice hid in me, I know thy piercing eyes; I should not dare appeal to thee, Nor ask my God to rise. 5 Arise, my God, lift up thy hand Their pride and pow'r control; Awake to judgment, and command Deliv'rance for my soul. 6 Let sinners and their wicked rage Be humbled to the dust; Shall not the God of truth engage To vindicate the just? 7 He knows the heart, he tries the reins, He will defend th' upright; His sharpest arrows he ordains Against the sons of spite. 8 For me,their malice dug a pit, But there themselves are cast: My God makes all their mischief light On their own head at last. 9 That cruel, persecuting race . feel his § : Awake, my soul, and praise the grace, And justice of the E. gr

PSALM 8. First Part. S. M.
Condescension of God.
1 LORD, our heav'nly King,
Thy name is all divine,

Thy glories round the earth are spread, nd o'er the heav'ns they shine.

2. When to thy works on high,
I raise my wond'ring eyes,

And see the moon, complete in light,
Adorn the darksome skies:
3 When I survey the stars
And all their shining forms,
Lord, what is man that worthless thing,
Akin to dust and worms?

4 Lord, what is worthless man,
That thou should'st love him so!
Next to thine angels is he plac'd,
And lord of all below.
5 How rich thy bounties are :
How wondrous are thy ways:
Of dust and worms, thy pow'r can frame,
A monument of praise.

PSALM 8. Second Part. L. M.
First and Second Adam.

1 Lo: what was man, when made at first, Adam, the offspring of the dust,

That thou should'st set him and his race,
But just below an angel's place :

2 That thou should'st raise his nature so,
And make him lord of all below;
Make ev'ry beast and bird submit,
And lay the fishes at his feet!

3 But O, what brighter glories wait
To crown the second Adam’s state
What honours shall thy Son adorn,
Who condescended to be born 1

4 See him below his angels made:
See him in dust among the dead,
To save a ruin’d world from sin:
Yet he shall reign with pow'r divine.

5 The world to come, redeem'd from all
The mis’ries that attend the fall, .*
New made and glorious, shall submit
At our exalted Saviour's feet.

PSALM 8. Third Part, L. M.
The Hosannah of the Children.

1 LMIGHTY Ruler of the skies,
Thro' the wide earth thy name is spread;.

And thine eternal glories rise,
O'er all the heav'ns thy hands have made,

2 To thee the voices of the young
A monument of honour raise;
And babes with uninstructed tongue
Declare the wonders of thy praise.

3 Thy pow'r assists their tender age
To bring proud rebels to the ground;
To still the bold blasphemer’s rage,
And all their policy confound.

PSALM 9. First Part. C. M.
The righteous God the refuge of his people.

1 W W 7 ITH my whole heart I’ll raise my song,
Thy wonders I’ll proclaim; y
Thou, the great Judge of right and wrong,
Wilt put my foes to shame.
2 I’ll sing thy majesty and grace;
My §o, his throne
To judge the world in righteousness,
And make his vengeance known.

3 Then shall the Lord a refuge prove
For all the poor opprest;
To save the people of his love,
And give the weary rest.

4. The men, that know thy name, will trust
In thine abundant grace: -
And thou wilt ne'er forsake the just,
Who humbly seek thy face.
5 sing praises to the righteous Lord,
Who dwells on Zion's hill;
Who executes his threatoning word,
And doth his grace fulfil.

PSALM 9. Second Part. C. M.
Tha wisdom and equity of Providence.

1 HEN the great Judge, supreme and just, Shall once inquire for blood, The humble souls, that mourn in dust, Shall find a faithful God. 2 He from the dreadful gates of death Doth his own children raise: In Zion's gates with cheerful breath, They sing their Father's praise. 3 His foes shall fall with heedless feet Into the pit they made; And sinners perish in the net, Which their own hands have spread. 4 Thus by thy judgments, mighty God, Are thy deep counsels known; en men of mischief are destroy'd, The snare must be their own. "

5 The wicked shall sink down to hell; Thy wrath devour the lands

That dare forget thee, or rebel
Against thy known commands.
6 Tho' saints to sore distress are brought,
And wait and long complain;
Their cries shall never be forgot,
Nor shall their hopes be vain.

PSALM 10. First Part. C. M.

Pruyer for deliverance from enemies.

1 HY doth the Lord stand off so far?
And why conceal his face,
When great calamities appear,
And times of deep distress?

2 Lord, shall the wicked still deride
Thy justice and thy pow'r?
Shall they advance their heads in pride,
And still thy saints devour?
3 They put thy iudgments from their sight
. then #. poor; ght,
They boast in their exalted height,
That they shall fall no more.
4 Arise, O God, lift up thy hand;
Attend our humble cry :
No enemy shall dare to stand
When God ascends on high.

PSALM 10. Second Part. C. M.
God our Vindicator.

1 W W 7 HY do the men of malice rage,
And say, with foolish o
“The God of heav'n will ne'er engage
“To fight on Zion's side?”
2 But thou for ever art our Lord,
And pow'rful is thy hand;
As when the heathens felt thy sword,
And perish’d from thy land.
3 God will prepare our hearts to pray,
And bow his ear to hear;
He marks whate'er 'is children say,
And puts the world in fear.
4 Proud tyrants shall no more oppress,
No more despise the just;
And mighty sinners shall confess
They are but earth and dust.

PSALM 11. L. M.
Providence and Justice of God. *

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