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5 He shed soft slumbers on mine eyes,
In spite of all my foes :
That guarded my repose. 6 What though the hosts of death and hell,
All armed, against me stood:
My refuge is my God.
While I thy glory sing:
And death hath lost his sting. 8 Salvation to the Lord belongs;
His arm alone can save:
Psalm 3. SECOND PART. L. M.
, In this weak state of flesh and blood, My peace they daily discompose,
But my defence and hope is God.
To thee I raised an evening cry;
And thine almighty help was nigh. 3 Supported by thine heavenly aid
I laid me down and slept secure :
Though I should wake and rise no more. 4 But God sustained me all the night;
Salvation doth to God belong :
Psalm 4. FIRST PART. L. M.
GOD of grace and righteousness,
Hear and attend when I complain. Thou hast enlarged me in distress,
Bow down a gracious ear again. 2 Ye sons of men, in vain ye try
To turn my glory into shame;
And dare reproach my Saviour's name? 3 Know that the Lord divides his saints
From all the tribes of men beside ;
For the dear sake of Christ that died. 4 When our obedient hands have done
A thousand works of righteousness,
And glory in his pardoning grace. 5 Let the unthinking many say,
“ Who will bestow some earthly good?” But, Lord, thy light and love we pray;
Our souls desire this heavenly food.
At grace divine, and love so great ;
Psalm 4. SECOND PART. C. M. LORD, thou wilt hear me when I pray;
for thine: I fear before thee all the day,
Nor would I dare to sin. 2 And while I rest my weary head
From cares and business free, Tis sweet conversing on my bed
With my own heart and thee.
3 I pay this evening sacrifice;
And when my work is done, Great God, my faith and hope relies
Upon thy grace alone. . 4 Thus with my thoughts composed to peace,
I'll give mine eyes to sleep;
Psalm 5. C. M.
My voice ascending high;
up 2 Up to the hills where Christ is gone
To plead for all his saints, Presenting at his Father's throne
Our songs and our complaints. 3 Thou art a God before whose sight
The wicked shall not stand; Sinners shall ne'er be thy delight,
Nor dwell at thy right hand. 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 every path of duty straight
And plain before my face. 5 My watchful enemies coinbine
To tempt my feet astray ; They flatter with a base design
To make my soul their prey.
7 Lord, crush the serpent in the dust,
And all his plots destroy ;
For ever shout for joy.
Shall see their hopes fulfilled ;
Psalm 6. FIRST PART. C. M.
Withdraw the dreadful storm;
Against a feeble worm. 2 My soul 's bowed down with heavy carts,
My flesh with pain opprest;
My tears forbid
I waste the night with cries,
Till the slow morning rise. 4 Shall I be still afflicted more?
My eyes consumed with grief? How long, my God, how long before
Thine band afford relief.
He pities all our groans,
And heals our broken bones.
Restores our fainting breath;
Nor is he known in death.
Psalm 6. SECOND PART. L. M. L ORD, I can suffer thy rebukes,
, , When thou with kindness dost chastise, But thy fierce wrath I cannot bear,
O let it not against me rise ! 2 Pity my languishing estate,
And ease the sorrows that I feel ;
O let thy gentler touches heal!
And waste in groans the weary night:
My grief consumes, and dims my sight. 4 Look how the powers of nature mourn!
How long, Almighty God, how long ?
When shall I make thy grace my song ? 5 I feel my flesh so near the
grave, My thoughts are tempted to despair; But graves can never praise the Lord,
For all is dust and silence there.
And all despairing thoughts depart;
heart Psalm 7. C. M. MY
Y trust is in my heavenly friend,
My hope in thee, my God; Rise, and my helpless life defend From those that seek
blood. 2 With insolence and fury they
My soul in pieces tear,
When no deliverer's near.