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2 Thy hand my heart and reins possest,
Where unborn nature grew;
And all my members drew.
The growth of every part, flaid Till the whole scheme thy thoughts had
Was copy'd by thine art. 4 Heaven, earth and sea, and fire and wind,
Shew me thy wondrous skill;
Diviner wonders still.
My flesh proclaims thy praise ;
Thy miracles of grace.
PSALM 139.--34 Part. C. M. [*] Ver. 14, 17, 18. The mercies of God innu
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They strike me with surprise ;
To equal numbers rise.
The product of thy skill :
Thy thonghts of love reveal.
How kind, how dear to me!
Still find my thoughts with theej
PSALM 141.-L. M.. [*] Ver. 2-5. Watchfulness and brotherly reproof.
A morning or evening Psalm. 1
God, accept my early vows, And let my nigbtly worship rise,
Sweet as the evening sacrilice. 2 Watch o'er my lips, and guard them, Lord,
From every rash and heedless word;
The guilty path where sinners lead. 3 O'may the righteous, when I stray,
Smite and reprove my wandering way! Their gentle words, like ointinent, shed,
Shall never bruise, but cheer my head.
I'll cry to heaven for their relief:
PSALM 142.-C. M. [b]
God is the hope of the helpless. 1 TFrom God I sought
relief JO God I made my sorrows known, In long coinplaints before his throne
I pour'd out all my grief.
My heart began to break;
He knows the way I take.
And found my helpers gone; While friends and strangers pass'd me by,
Neglected and unknown.
4 Then did I raise a louder cry,
And call'd thy mercy near, “ Thou art my portion when I die,
" Be thou my refuge here."
Now let thine ear attend ;
I've an almighty Friend.
Then shall I praise thy name; And holy men shall join with me
Thy kindness to proclaim.
PSALM 143.-ų. M. [b] Complaint of heary aflictions of mind and body. 1
righteous Judge, my gracious God, And cry for succour from thy throne :
( make thy truth and mercy known. 2 Let judgment not against me pass ;
Behold ihy servant pleads thy grace:
No man alive is guiltless there.
The mighty woes that burden me;
Like one long bury'd and forgot. & I dwell in darkness and unseen,
My heart is desolate within ;
The ancient wonders of thy grace. 5 Thence I derive a glimpse of hope
To hear my sinking spirits up;
I stretch my hands to God again,
And thirst, like parched lands, for rain. 6 For thee I thirst, I pray, I mourn;
And God forever hide his love ? 7 My God, thy long delay to save
Will sink thy prisoner to the grave:
Make haste to help before I die. 8 The night is witness to niy tears,
Distressing pains, distressing fears ;
How would my wearied powers rejoice. 9 In thee I trust, to thee I sigh,
And lift my weary soul on high ;
And wear the tiresome hours away. 10 Break off my fetters, Lord, and show
Which is the path my feet should go ;
I flee to hide me near my God. 11 Teach me to do thy holy will,
And lead me to thy heavenly hill;
Conduct me to thy courts above, 12 Then shall my soul no more complain,
The tempter then shall rage in vain ;
mm PSALM 144.-1st Part. C, M. (*) Ver. 1, 2. Assistance and victory in the spre
My. Saviour and my shield ;
To arm me for the field.
He makes my soul his care, Instructs me to the heavenly fight,
And guards me through the war. 3 A friend and helper so divine
Doth my weak courage raise ;
And his shall be the praise.
PSALM 144.24 Part C. M. [b] Ver. 26. The ranily of man, and conde
scension of God. 1 ORD, what is man, poor feeble man,
His life a shadow, light and rain,
Still hastening to the dust! 2 ( what is feeble, dying man,
Or any of his race,
To visit him with grace!
Who shakes the worlds above,
How wondrous is bis love!