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2 That only comfort in distress
15 'T is good for me that I have felt Did all my griefs control;
Affliction's chastning rod, Thy word, when troubles hemm'd me round, That I may duly learn and keep Revived my fainting soul.
The stalutes of my God. 3 Thy judgments then of ancient date 6 The Jaw that from thy mouth proceeds, I quickly call'd to mind,
Of more esteem I hold Till, ravish'd with such thoughts, my soul Than richest mines, than thousand mines Did speedy comfort find.
Of silver and of gold. 4 Thy name, that cheer'd my heart by day, PART X. JOD. C. M. Has fill'd iny thoughts by night:
1 To me, who am the workmanship I then resolved by thy just laws
of thy almighty hands, To guide my steps aright.
The heavenly understanding, give 5 That peace of mind, which has my soul To learn thy just commands. In deep distress sustain'd,
2 My preservation to thy saints By strict obedience to thy will
Strong comfort will afford, I bappily obtaiu'd.
To see success attend my hopes,
Who trusted in thy word. PART VITI. CHETH C. M.
3 That right thy judgments are, I now 1 0 LORD, my God, my portion thou
By sure.experience see; And sure possession art,
And that in faithfulness, O LORD, Thy words I steadfastly resolve
Thou hast afflicted ine. To treasure in my heart.
4 O let thy tender mercy now 2 With all the strength of warm desire Afford me needful aid; I did thy grace implore;
According to thy promise, LORD, Disclose, according to thy word,
To me, thy servant, made. Thy mercy's boundless store.
5 To me thy saving grace restore 3 With deep reflection and strict care That I again may live; On all my ways I thought;
Whose soul can relish no delight And so, reclaim'd to thy just paths,
But what thy precepts give. My wand'ring steps I brought.
6 In thy blest statutes let my heart 4 Prolonging not the
Continue always sound; Resolved without delay }
That guilt and shame, the sinner's lot, To watch, that I might never more
May never me confound. From thy commandments stray,
PART XI. CAPH. C. M. 5 To such as fear thy holy Name
1 My soul with long expectance faints Myself I closely join;
To see thy saving grace; To all who their obedient wills
Yet still on thy unerring word To thy commands resign.
My confidence I place. 6 O'er all the earth thy mercy, LORD, 2 My very eyes consume and fail Abundantly is shed;
With waiting for thy word; grant that I may truly learn
O when wilt thou thy kind relief
And promised aid afford?
3 Thy wonted kindness, LORD, restore, I WITH me, thy servant, thou hast dealt
My drooping heart to cheer
That by thy righteous statutes I
My life's whole course may steer.
PART XII. LAMED. C. M. 2 Teach me the sacred skill by which 1 For ever and for ever, LORD, Right judgment is attain'd,
Unchanged thou dost remain; Who in belief of thy commands
Thy word, establish'd in the teav'ns, Have steadfastly remain'd.
Does all their orbs sustain. 3 Before affliction stopp'd my course, 2 Through circling ages, LORD, thy truth My footsteps went astray
Immoveable shall stand, But I have since been disciplined
As doth the earth, which thou upholJ'st Thy precepts to obey.
By thine almighty hand. 4 Thou art, O LORD, supremely good, 3 All things the course by thee ordain'd And all thou dost is so;
E'en to this day fulfil: On me, thy statutes to discern,
They are thy faithful subjects all, Thy saving skill bestow.
And servants of thy will,
4 Unless thy sacred law had been 12 My hiding-place, my refuge-tower My comfort and delight,
And shield art thou, O LORD; I must have fainted and expired
I firmly anchor all my hopes In dark affliction's night.
On thy unerring word. 5 Thy precepts therefore from my though's 3 Away from me, ye wicked men, Shall never, LORD, depart,
Approach not my abode; For thou by them hast to new life
For firmly I resolve to keep Restored my dying heart.
The precepts of my God. 6 I've seen an end of what we call 4 According to thy gracious word, Perfection here below;
From danger set me free;
That I repose on thee.
PART XVI. AIN. C. M 1 The love that to thy laws I bear 1 MINE eyes, alas! begin to fail, No language can display;
In long expectance held; They with fresh wonders entertain
Tili thy salvation they behold My raptured thoughts all day.
And righteous word fulfill'd. 2 My feet with care I have refrain'd 2 To me, thy servant in distress, From every sinful way,
Thy wonted grace display, That to thy sacred word I might
And discipline iny willing heart Entire obedience pay.
Thy statutes to obey. 3 I have not from thy judgments stray'd, 3 On me, devoted to thy fear, By vain desires misled;
Thy sacred skill bestovi, For, LORD, thou hast instructed me That of thy testimonies I Thy righteous paths to tread.
The full extent may know.
In all respects divine;
And all false ways decline.
PART XVII. PE C. M. Through which the treach'rous ways of sin
1 THE wonders which thy laws contain I utterly detest.
No words can represent;
Therefore to learn and practise theme
My zealous heart is bent. 1 The word is to my feet a lamp,
2 The very entrance to thy word The way of truth to show :
Celestial light displays,
To simplest minds conveys.
Will never start aside,
And fainting with desire,
That of thy wise commands I might Will steadfastly abide.
The sacred skill acquire. 3 Let still my sacrifice of praise
4 With favor, LORD, look down on me, With thee acceptance find;
Who thy relief implore; And in thy righteous judgınents, LORD,
As thou art wont to visit thuse Instruct my willing mind.
Who thy blest Name adore. 4 Thy testimonies I have made
5 Directed by thy heavenly word My heritage and choice;
Let all my footsteps be; For they, when other comforts fail,
Nor wickedness of any kind My drooping heart rejoice.
Dominion have o'er me.
LORD, make thy face to shine:
Thy statntes both to know and keep
My heart with zeal incline. PAKT XV. SAMECH. C. M.
PART XVIII. TSADDI. C. M. 1 DECEITFUL thoughts and practices I Thou art the righteous Judge, in whom I utterly detest;
Wrong'd innocence may trust; But to thy law affection bear
And, like thyself, thy judgments, LORD Too great to be express'd.
In all respects are just.
2 Most just and true those statutes were 15 Consider, O my gracious God,
How I thy precepts love;
of mercy from above. 3 LORD! each neglected word of thine, 6 As from the birth of time thy truth Howe'er by men despised,
Has held through ages past, Is pure, and for eternal truth
So shall thy righteous judgments firm By me, thy servant, prized.
Tu endless ages last. 4 Thiy righteousness shall then endure
PART XXI. SCHIN. C. M. When time itself is past; Thy law is truth itself, that truth
1 The sacred word my joyful breast Which shall for ever last.
With heav'nly rapture warms; 5 Though trouble, anguish, doubts, and Nor conquest, nor the spoils of war,
Have such transporting charms.
2 Perfidious practices and lies Beset with danger, still I make
I utterly detest; Thy precepts my delight.
But to thy laws affection bear 6 Eternal and unerring rules
Too vast to be express'd. Thy testimonies give :
3 Sev'n times a day, with grateful voice, Teach me the wisdom that will make
Thy praises I resound, My soul for ever live.
Because I find thy judgments all
With truth and justice crown'd.
4 Secure, substantial peace have they 1 With my whole heart to God I call'd- Who truly love thy law; LORD, hear my earnest cry;
No smiling mischief them can tempt, And I thy statutes to perform
Nor frowning danger awe. Will all my care apply.
5 For thy salvation I have hoped, 2 Again more fervently I pray'd
And, though so long delay'd, O save me, that I may
With cheerful zeal and anxious care Thy testimonies fully know,
All thy commands obey'd. And steadfastly obey. 3 My earlier prayer the dawning day
6 Thy testiinonies I have kept, Preverited, while I cried
And constantly obey'd ;
Because the love I bore to them
Thy service easy made. 4 LORD, hear my supplicating voice,
7 From strict observance of thy laws And wonted favor show;
I never yet withdrew; O quicken me, and so approve
Convinced that my most secret way 'Thy judgments ever true.
Are open to thy view, 5 Concerning thy divine commands
PART XXII. TAU. C. M. My soul has known, of old That they were true, and shall their truth
1 To my request and earnest cry. To endless ages hold.
Attend, O gracious LORD;
Inspire my heart with heavenly skill; PART XX. RESCH. C. M.
According to thy word. 1 CONSIDER my affliction, LORD,
2 Let my repeated prayer at last
Before thy throne appear;
According to thy plighted word,
For my relief draw near. 2 Defend my cause, and me to save
3 Then shall my grateful lips return Thy timely aid afford;
The tribute of their praise, With beams of mercy quicken me,
When thou thy counsels hast reveald, According to thy word.
And taught me thy just ways. s From harden'd sinners thou remov'st 4 My tongue the praises of thy word Salvation far away;
Shall thankfully resound; Tis just thou should'st withdraw from them For thy commands are right, thy laws Who from thy statutes stray.
With truth and justice crown'd. 4 Since great thy tender mercies are 5 Let thy almighty arm appear, To all who thee adore;
And bring me timely aid ; According to thy judgments, LORD, For I the laws thou hast ordain'd My fainting hopes restore.
My heart's free choice have made.
6 My soul has waited long to see 17 But most of all I ' seek thy good,
And ever wish thee well,
Where God vouchsafes to dwell.
PSALM 100. C. M. My great Restorer's praise;
From the cxxiv. Psalm of David.
1 HAD not the Lord, may Israel say, 8 Though like a sheep that's lost I've
On Israel's side engaged, stray'd,
The foe had quickly swallow'd us, And froin thy ways declined,
So furiously he raged. Do thou, O Lord, thy servant seek,
2 Had not the LORD himself vouchsafed Who keeps thy laws in mind.
To check his fierce control,
The adversary's dreary Hood PSALM 98.
Had overwhelm'd our soul.
3 But praised be onr eternal LORD, 1 TO Sion's hill I lift my eyes,
Who left is not his prey; From thence expecting aid
The snare is broke, his rage disarm'd, From Sion's hill and Sious God,
And we again are free. Who heaven and earth has made.
4 Secure in God's almighty Name 2 Ile will not let thy foot be moved,
Our confidence remains; Thy guardian will not sleep;
The God who made both heaven and earth Behold, the God who slumbers pot
Of both sole monarch reigns. Will favor'd Israel keep.
C. M. 3 Shelter'd beneath th’ALMIGHTY's wings,
From the cxxv. Psalm of David. Thou shalt securely rest, Where neither sun nor moon shall thee 1 WHO place on Sion's God their trus By day or night molest.
Like Sion's rock shall stand ; 4 From cominon accidents of life
Like her immoveably be fix'd The LORD shall guard thee still;
By his almighty hand. "T is even he that shall preserve
2 Look how the hills on every side Thy soul from every ill.
Jerusalem enclose; 5 At home, abroad, in peace, in war,
So stands the LORD around his saints, Thy God shall Hee defend;
To guard them from their foes. Conduct thee through life's pilgrimage, 3 Be good, O righteous God, to those Safe to thy journey's end.
Who righteous deeds affect;
The heart that innocence relaios
C. M. Let innocence protect
4 All thuse who walk in crooked paths, 10'T WAS a joyful sound, to hear
The LORD shall soon destroy ; Our tribes devoutly say,
Cut off th' unjust, but cruin the saints Up, Israel, to the temple haste,
With lasting peace and joy. And keep your festal day!
PSALM 102 C. M. 2 At Salem's courts we must appear,
From the cxxvii. Psalm of David. With our assembled powers,
1 WE build with fruitless cost, unless In strong and beauteous order ranged Like her united towers.
The LORD the pile sustain;
Unless the LORD the city keep, 3 'Tis thither, by divine command,
The watchman wakes in vain.
2 In vain we rise before the day, His Name with praise and prayer
And late to rest repair,
Allow no respite to our toil, 4 O, ever pray for Salem's peace;
And eat the bread of care.
3 Supplies of life, with ease to them, Who bear true love to thee.
He on his saints bestows;
He crowns their labors with success, 5 May peace within thy sacred walls A constant guest be found,
Their nights with safe repose. With plenty and prosperity
C. M. Thy palaces be crown'd.
From dhe cxxviii. Psalm of David. 6 For my dear brethren's sake, and friends 1 The man is bless'd that fears the LORD No less than brethren dear,
Nor only worship pays,
But keeps his steps confined with care
To his appointed ways.
2 He shall upon the sweet returns 12 Arise, O LORD, and now possess Of his own labur feed;
Thy constant place of rest : Without dependence live, and see
Be that, not only with thy ark, His wishes all succeed.
But with thy presence bless'd. 3 Who fears the LORD shall prosper thus; 3 Clothe thou thy priests with righteousness, Him Siou's GoD shall bless,
Make thou thy saints rejoice; And grant him all his days to see
And, for thy servant David's sake, Jerusalem's success.
Hear thy anointed's voice.
4 Fair Sion does, in God's esteem, PSALM 104. S. M.
All other seats excel;
His place of everlasting rest,
Where he desires to dwell. 1 FROM lowest depths of wo
5 Her store th' Almighty will increase, To God I sent my cry; LORD, hear my supplicating voice,
Her poor with plenty bless;.
Her saints shall shout for joy, her priests And graciously reply.
His saving health confess. 2 Shouldst thou severely judge, Who can the trial bear?
PSALM 107. C. M. But thou forgiv'sl, lest we despond,
From the cxxxiij. Psalm of David. And quite renounce thy fear. 3 My soul with patience waits
1 HOW vast must their advantage be, For thee, the living LORD;
How great their pleasure prove, My hopes are on thy promise built, Who live like brethren, and consent Thy never-failinig word.
In offices of love! 4 My longing eyes look out
2 True love is like the precious oil, For thy enliv’ning ray,
Which, pour'd on Aaron's head, More duly than the morning watch Ran down his beard, and o'er his robes To spy the dawning day.
Its costly fragrance shed. 5 Let Israel trust in God,
3 'Tis like refreshing dew, which does No bounds his mercy knows;
On Hermon's top distil; The plenteous source and spring from Or like the early drops, that fall whence
On Sion's favor'd hill. Eternal succor flows:
4 For Sion is the chosen seat 6 Whose friendly streams to us
Where the Almighty King
The promised blessing has ordain'd,
C. M. PSALM 105. III. 1.
From the cxxxiv. Psalm of David.
1 BLESS GOD, ye servants, that attend 1 LORD, for ever at thy side
Upon his solenn state, Let my place and portico be:
That in his temple's hallow'd courts Strip me of the robe of pride,
With humble rev'rence wait. Clothe me with humility.
2 Within his house lift up your hands 2 Meekly may my soul receive
And bless his holy Name: All thy spirit hath reveal’d;
From Sion bless thy Israel, LORD, Thou hast spoken- I believe,
Who earth and heaven didst frame. Though the oracle be seald. 3 Humble as a little child,
C. M. Weaned from the mother's breast,
From the cxxxv. Psalm of David.
10 PRAISE the LORD with one consent, 4 Is rael! now and evermore
And magnify his Name; In the LORD JEHOVAH trust;
Let all the servants of the LORD Him, in all his ways adore,
His worthy praise proclaim. Wise, and wonderful, and just.
2 Praise him all ye that in his house
Attend with constant care;
With those that to his our most courts
With humble zeal repair.
The sons of Jacob makes;
Most valued treasure takes.