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5 How great deliverance thou hast wrought

Before the sons of men !
The lying lips to silence brought,

And made their boastings vain! 6 Thy children from the strife of tongues

Shall thy pavilion hide;
Guard them from infamy and wrongs;

And crush the sons of pride.
7 Within thy secret presence, Lord,

Let me forever dwell;
No fenced city, wall’d and barr'd,

Secures a saint so well.

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PSALM 32.-S. M. [b] Forgiveness of sin upon confession. 1 BLESSED souls are they,

Whose sins are cover'd o'er!
Divinely blest, to whom the Lord

Imputes their guilt no more! 2 They mourn their follies past,

And keep their hearts with care;
Their lips and lives, without deceit,

Shall prove their faith sincere. 3 While I conceal'd my guilt,

I felt the festering wound;
Till I confessd my sins to thee,

And ready pardon found. & Let sinners learn to pray,

Let saints keep near the throne!
Our help in times of deep distress

Is found in God alope.

PSALM 32.-C. M. [*] Free pardon and sincere obedience ; or, confes

sion and forgiveness. 1 HAPI APPY the man to whom his God

more imputes his sin; But, wash'd in the Redeemer's blood,

Hath made his garments clean! 2 Happy, beyond expression, he

Whose debts are thus discharg'd;
And from the guilty bondage free,

He feels his soul enlarg'd!
3 His spirit hates deceit and lies,

His words are all sincere :
He guards his heart, he guards his eyes,

To keep his conscience clear.
4 While I my inward guilt supprest,

No quiet could I find:
Thy wrath lay burning in my breast,

Ånd rack'd my tortur'd mind.
5 Then I confess'd my troubled thoughts,

My secret sins reveald:
Thy pardoning grace forgave my faults,

Thy grace my pardon seald.
6 This shall invite thy saints to pray ;

When like a raging flood Temptations rise, our strength and stay

Is a forgiving God.

PSALM 32.-1st Part. L. M. (*) Repentance and free pardon ; or, justification

and sanctification.
1 LEST is the man, forever blest,

Whose sips with sorrow are confess'd,
And oovor'd with bis Saviour's blood.


Blest is the man, to whom the Lord
Imputes not his iniquities :
He pleads no merit of reward,

And not on works, but grate relies.
3 From guile his heart and lips are frec;

His humble joy, bis holy fear,
With deep repentance well agree,

And join to prove his faith sincere.
4 How glorious is that righteousness

That hides and cancels all his sins!
While a bright evidence of grace
Through his whole life appears and shines.

PSALM 32.-2d Part. L. M. [b]
Aguilty conscience eased by confession & pardon.
THILE I keep silence, and conceal

My heavy guilt within my heart,
.What torments doth my conscience feel

What agonies of inward smart!
2 I spread my sins before the Lord,

And all my sesret faults confess;
Thy guspel speaks a pardoning word,

T'hy Holy Spirit seals the grace. 3 For this shall every humble soul

Make swift addresses to thy seat ;
When floods of huge temptations roll,

There shall they find a blest retreat. 4 How safe beneath thy wings I lie,

When days grow dark, and storms appear;
And when I walk, thy watchful eye
Shall guide me safe from every snare.
PSALM 33.-1st Part. C. M. [*]

Works of Creation and Providence.
RB , Lord,

This work belongs to you:


Sing of his name, his ways, his word,

How holy, just, and true! 2 His mercy and his righteousness

Let heaven and earth proclaim ; His works of nature and of grace

Reveal his wondrous name. 3 His wisdom and almighty word

The beavenly arches spread : And by the Spirit of the Lord

Their sbining hosts were inade. 4 He bade the liquid waters flow

To their appointed deep;
The flowing seas their limits know,

And their own station keep.
5 Ye tenants of the spacious earth,

With fear before him stand:
He spake, and nature took its birth,

And rests on his command.
6 He scorns the angry nations' rage,

And breaks their vain designs : His counsel stands through every age,

And in full glory shines.


PSALM 33.-2d Part. C. M. [*]
Creatures vain, and God all-sufficient.
LEST is the nation, where the Lord

Where he reveals his heavenly word,

And calls their tribes his own. 2 His eye with infinite survey,

Does the whole world behold;
He form'd us all of equal clay,

And knows our feeble mouich


3 Kings are not rescu'd by the force

of armies from the grave;
Nor speed, nor courage of a hörse

Can the bold rider save.
4 Vain is the strength of beasts or men,

To hope for safety thence :
But holy souls from God obtain

A strong and sure defence.
5 God is their fear, and God their trust,

When plagues or famine spread ;
His watchful eye secures the just,

Amongst ten thousand dead.
6 Lord, let our hearts in thee rejoice,

And bless us from thy throne;
For we have made thy word our choice,

And trust thy grace alone.
PSALM 33.---1st Part. L. P. M. (*]

Works of Creation and Providence.
1 E holy souls, 'in God rejoice, (voice ;

Great is your theme, your songs be new :
Sing of his name, his word, his ways,
His works of nature and of grace,

How wise and holy, just and true!
Justice and truth he ever loves,
And the whole earth his goodness proves ;

His word the heavenly arches spread;
How wide they shine from north to south!
And by the spirit of his mouth

Were all the starry armies made. 3 He gathers the wide flowing seas, (Those watery treasures know their place)

In the vast store-house of the deep :

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