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PsALM 1. second PART. S. M.
TH: 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 meet 7
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.
APPY 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 He loves to 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.
WHY 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.
God, how many are my fears!
How fast my foes increase !
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.
5 He shed soft slumbers on mine eyes,
In spite of all my foes:
I woke and wondered at the grace
That guarded my repose.
6 What though the hosts of death and hell,
All armed, against me stood:
Terrors no more shall shake my soul;
My refuge is my God.
7 Arise, O Lord, fulfil thy grace,
While I thy glory sing:
My God hath broke the serpent's teeth,
And death hath lost his sting.
8 Salvation to the Lord belongs;
His arm alone can save:
Blessings attend thy people here,
And reach beyond the grave.
PsALM 3. second PART. L. M. O LORD, how many are my foes, In this weak state of flesh and blood! My peace they daily discompose, But my defence and hope is God.
2 Tired with the burdens of the day,
To thee I raised an evening cry;
Thou heard'st when I began to pray,
And thine almighty help was nigh.
3 Supported by thine heavenly aid
I laid me down and slept secure:
Not death should make my heart afraid,
Though I should wake and rise no more.
4 But God sustained me all the night;
Salvation doth to God belong :
He raised my head to see the light,
And makes his praise my morning song.