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Psalm 1. FIRST PART. C. M.
LEST is the man who shuns the place

Where sinners love to meet;
Who fears to tread their wicked ways,

And hates the scoffer's seat: 2 But in the statutes of the Lord

Has placed his chief delight;
By day he reads or hears the word,

And meditates by night.
3 He, like a plant of generous kind

By living waters set, Safe from the storms and blasting wind,

Enjoys a peaceful state. 4 Green as the leaf, and ever fair

Shall his profession shine; While fruits of holiness appear

Like clusters on the vine. 5 Not so the impious and unjust ;

What vain designs they form! Their hopes are blown away like dust,

Or chaff before the storm. 6 Sinners in judgment shall not stand

Among the sons of grace, When Christ the Judge, at his right hand,

Appoints his saints a place.
7 His eye beholds the path they tread,

His heart approves it well ;
But crooked ways of sinners lead
Down to the gates of hell.

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Psalm 1. SECOND PART. S. M. THE 'HE man is ever blest,

Who shuns the sinner's ways, Among their councils never stands,

Nor takes the scorner's place: 2 But makes the law of God

His study and delight, Amidst the labours of the day,

And watches of the night. 3 He like a tree shall thrive,

With waters near the root;
Fresh as the leaf his name shall live;

His works are heavenly fruit. 4 Not so th’ ungodly race;

They no such blessings find;
Their hopes shall flee like empty chaff

Before the driving wind.
5 How will they bear to stand

Before that judgment seat,
Where all the saints at Christ's right hand

In full assembly ineet ?
6 He knows, and he approves

The way the righteous go:
But sinners and their works shall meet
A dreadful overthrow.

Psalm 1. THIRD PART. L. M.
HAPPY the man whose cautious feet

Shun the broad way where sinners go, Who hates the place where atheists meet,

And fears to talk as scoffers do.
2 Ho loves t' employ his morning light,

Among the statutes of the Lord;
And spends the wakeful hours of night,
With pleasure pondering o'er the word.

3 He, like a plant by gentle streams,

Shall flourish in immortal green ;
And heaven will shine with kindest beams,

On every work his hands begin.
4 But sinners find their counsels crossed

As chaff before the tempest flies,
So shall their hopes be blown and lost,

When the last trumpet shakes the skies. 5 In vain the rebel seeks to stand

In judgment with the pious race;
The dreadful Judge, with stern command,

Divides him to a different place. 6 “Straight is the way my saints have trod;

I blessed the path, and drew it plain;
But you would choose the crooked road;
And down it leads to endless pain.”

Psalm 2. FIRST PART. S. M.

AKER and sovereign Lord

Of heaven, and earth, and seas, Thy providence confirms thy word,

And answers thy decrees. 2 The things so long foretold

By David, are fulfilled ;
When Jews and Gentiles join to slay

Jesus, thine Holy Child. 3 Why did the Gentiles rage,

And Jews with one accord Bend all their counsels to destroy

Th’ anointed of the Lord? 4 Rulers and kings agree

To form a vain design ;
Against the Lord their powers unite,

Against his Christ they join.

5 The Lord derides their rage,

And will support his throne;
He that hath raised him from the dead,
Hath owned him for his Son.

Psalm 2. SECOND PART. S. M.
UR Lord 's ascended high,

And rules the subject earth ;
The merit of his blood he pleads,

And pleads his heavenly birth. 2 Beneath his sovereign sway

The Gentile nations bend;
Far as the world's remotest bounds

His kingdom shall extend. 3 The nations that rebel

Must feel his iron rod :
He'll vindicate those honours well,

Which he received from God. 4 Be wise, ye rulers, now,

And worship at his throne;
With trembling joy, ye judges, bow

To God's exalted Son. 5 If once his wrath arise,

Ye perish on the place;
Then blessed is the soul that flies
For refuge to his grace.

Psalm 2. THIRD PART. C. M.
THY did the nations join to slay

The Lord's anointed Son ?
Why did they cast his laws away,

And tread his gospel down?
2 The Lord that sits above the skies,

Derides their rage below;
He speaks with vengeance in his eyes,

And strikes their spirits through.



3 I call him my eternal Son,

And raise him from the dead; I make my holy hill his throne,

And wide his kingdom spread. 4. “ Ask me, my Son, and then enjoy

The utmost heathen lands; Thy rod of iron shall destroy

The rebel that withstands." 5 Be wise, ye rulers of the earth,

Obey th' anointed Lord;
Adore the King of heavenly birth,

And tremble at his word. 6 With humble love address his throne;

For if he frown, ye die:
Those are secure, and those alone,
Who on his grace rely.

Psalm 3. FIRST PART. C. M. My God,

how many are my fears! Y !

How fast my foes increasc !
Conspiring my eternal death,

They break my present peace.
2 The lying tempter would persuade

There's no relief in heaven,
And all my growing sins appear

Too great to be forgiven. 3 But thou, my glory and my strength,

Shalt on the tempter tread:
Shalt silence all my threatening guilt.

And raise my drooping head. 4 I cried, and from his holy hill,

He bowed a listening ear;
I called my Father, and my God

And he subdued my fear.

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