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CXIX.

CXIX. 1.—(9, 10, 11, 12.) N. V.

IL-(17. 19. 24.) N. V. 0 shall the young preserve their BE gracious to Thy servant, Lord,

Do Thou my life defend, By making still their course of life

That I, according to Thy Word, With Thy commands agree.

My future time may spend. With hearty zeal for Thee I seek,

To Thee for succour pray ; O suffer not my careless steps

Though like a stranger in the land, From Thy right paths to stray.

From place to place I stray, Safe in my heart, and closely hid, Thy righteous judgments from my sight Thy Word, my treasure, lies;

Remove not Thou away. To succour me with timely aid,

When sinful thoughts arise. Secured by that, my grateful soul

For Thy commands have always been Shall ever bless Thy Name :

My comfort and delight; O teach me then by Thy just laws

By them I learn, with prudent care, My future life to frame!

To guide my steps aright.

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CXIX.

CXIX.
III.-(65. 67. 71.)

IV.—(105. 108. 111, 112.) N. v.

N. V.
WITH me, Thy servant, Thou hast THY Word is to my feet a lamp,

The way of truth to show;
Most graciously, O Lord; [dealt | A watch-light to point out the path
Repeated benefits bestow'd,

In which I ought to go. According to Thy Word.

Let still my sacrifice of praise

With Thee acceptance find; Before affliction stopp'd my course,

And in Thy righteous judgments, Lord,

Instruct my willing mind.
My footsteps went astray ;
But I have since been disciplined

Thy testimonies I have made
Thy precepts to obey.

My heritage and choice;
For they, when other comforts fail,

My drooping heart rejoice. "Tis good for me that I have felt

My heart with early zeal began
Affliction's chast’ning rod,

Thy statutes to obey;
That I might duly learn and keep And, till my course of life is done,
The statutes of my God.

Shall keep Thy upright way.

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CXIX. V.—(169. 173, 174, 175.) N. v. To my request and earnest cry,

Attend, O gracious Lord;
Inspire my heart with heav'nly skill,

According to Thy Word.
Let Thy Almighty arm appear,

And bring me timely aid,
For I the laws Thou hast ordain'd

My heart's free choice have made.
My soul has waited long to see

Thy saving grace restored ; Nor comfort knew, but what Thy laws,

Thy heav'nly laws, afford.
Prolong my life, that I may sing

My great Restorer's praise ;
Whose justice from the depth of woe

My fainting soul shall raise.

CXXI.

(1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. 9.) N. V. TO

From thence expecting aid ; From Sion's hill, and Sion's God,

Who heaven and earth has made.
Then thou, my soul, in safety rest,

Thy Guardian will not sleep;
His watchful care, that Israel guards,

Will thee from danger keep.
Shelter'd beneath the Almighty's wings

Thou shalt securely rest,
Where neither sun nor moon shall thee

By day or night molest.
At home, abroad, in peace, in war,

Thy God shall thee defend;
Conduct thee through life's pilgrimage

Safe to thy journey's end.

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May peace within thy sacred walls

A constant guest be found, With plenty and prosperity

Thy palaces be crown'd.

CXXII.

(1. 4. 6, 7.) N. V. O TWAS a joyful sound to hear

Our tribes devoutly say, Up, Israel, to the temple haste,

And keep your festal day. 'Tis thither, by Divine command,

The tribes of God repair, Before His ark to celebrate

His Name with praise and prayer. O pray we then for Salem's peace,

For they shall prosp'rous be, (Thou holy city of our God!)

Who bear true love to thee.

CXXV.
(1, 2.)

N. v. WHO place on Sion's God their trust,

Like Sion's rock shall stand ;
Like her immoveably be fix'd

By His Almighty hand.
Look how the hills on ev'ry side

Jerusalem inclose;
So stands the Lord around His saints,

To guard them from their foes.

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EXCE

CXXVII.
(CEPT the Lord the house defend,

In vain their toil the builders spend;
Except the Lord our walls sustain,
The watchman waketh but in vain.
Early ye rise and late take rest,
And eat your bread with cares oppress’d;
Vain fruits from all your toil ye reap;
For to His own He giveth sleep.
Lo! children too are from the Lord,
The fruitful womb is His reward :
As arrows in the giant's hand,
The children round the parents stand.
Happy, whose quiver, with them stored,
Is ever ready at his word;
He from his foes shall not refrain,
But in the gate his cause maintain.

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