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2 If I am rais'd to bear the sword,
I'll take my counsels from thy word;
Shall be the pattern of my ways. 3 Let wisdom all my actions guide,
And let my God with me reside :
Which may provoke thy jealousy.
the heart of pride,
To posts of honour, wealth and trust;
Shall be my friends and favourites still.] 6 In vain shall sinners hope to rise
By flatt'ring or malicious lies;
The bold offender shan't be spar'd. 7 The impious crew,
that factious band,
PSALM 101.-C. M. (*)
A psalm for a master of a family. 1
O justice and of grace I sing:
Teach me to rule my house.
And make thy servart wise ;
I'll suffer nothing near me there
That shall offend thine eyes. 3 The man that doth his neighbour wrong,
By falsehood or by force,
I'll thrust them from my doors. 4 I'll seek the faithful and the just,
And will their help enjoy;
The servants I'll employ.
I'll not endure a night :
And banish from my sight. 6 I'll purge my family around,
And make the wicked flee;
A dwelling fit for thee.
PSALM 102..1st Part C. M. [b] Ver. 1—19, 20, 21, A prayer of the afflicted, 1
O God, nor hide thy face,
H But answer, Test'I
Hast thou not built a throne of grace,
To hear when sinners cry?
Dissolving in the air;
And sinking in despair,
Burnt with excessive heat;
And I forget to eat.
de As on some lonely building's top
The sparrow tells her moan,
I sit and grieve alone.
Where beasts of midnight howl;
And there the screaming owl. 6 Dark dismal thoughts and boding fears
Dwell in my troubled breast;
Nor give my spirit rest.
And tears are my repast;
Unpleasant to my taste,
To souls that feel thy frown; Lord, 'twas thy hand advanc'd me high,
Thy hand hath cast me down. 9 My locks like wither'd leaves appear;
And life's declining light
That vanish into night.
O my eternal God!
And spread thy works abroad,
Nor will my Lord delay
That long expected day.
12 He hears his saints, he knows their cry,
And by mysterious ways
And fills their tongues with praise.
PSALM 102.2d Part. C. M. (*)
Behold the promis'd hour!
And comes t'exalt his power. 2 Her dust and ruins that remain
Are precious in our eyes ;
And all that dust shall rise. 3 The Lord will raise Jerusalem,
And stand in glory there;
And kings attend with fear.
With pity in his eyes; He hears the dying prisoners groan, ! And sees their sighs arise 5 He frees the souls condemn'd to death;
And when his saints complain,
Was ever spent in vain. 6 This shall be known wben we are dead,
And left on long recond, That ages yet unborn may read,
And trust, and praise the Lord.
PSALM 102.-L. M. [b] Ver. 23-28. Man's mortality and Christ's
eternity; or, saints die, but Christ and the church live.
Weakens our strength amidst the rice; Disease and death, at his command,
Arrest us, and cut short our days. 2 Spare us, O Lord, aloud we pray,
Nor let our sun go down at noon;
And must thy children die so soon ? 3 Yet in the midst of death and grief,
This thought our sorrow shall assuago;
And all be chang'd at his command. [fade, 5 The starry curtains of the sky,
Like garments, shall be laid aside :
Thy church forever must abide.
And on thy throne thy children reign;
PSALM 103.-1st Part. L. M. *] Ver. 1-7. Blessing God for his goodness to
soul and body.