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PSALM II. (S. M.]
Thy rod of iron shall destroy Translated according to the divine pat- “The rebel that withstands. tern, Acts iv. 24, &c.
5 Be wise, ye rulers of the earth, Christ dying, rising, interceding, and
Obey th' anointed Lord ; reigning.
Adore the king of heav'nly birth
And tremble at his word. 1 (MAKER and sovereign Lord,
6 With humble love address his throne, Of heav'n, and earth, and seas,
For if he frown, ye die :
Those are secure, and those alone
Who on his grace rely.
PSALM II. (L. M.) When Jews and Gentiles join'd to slay Christ's death, resurrection, and asJesus, thine holy child.]
cension. 3 Why did the Gentiles rage,
I WHY did the Jews proclaim their rage? And Jews with one accord
The Romans why their swords employ? Bend all their counsels to destroy Against the Lord their pow'rs engage Th' Anointed of the Lord ?
His dear anointed to destroy? 4 Rulers and kings agree
Come, let us break his bands, they To form a vain design;
sav; Against the Lord their pow'rs unite,
“ This man shall never give us laws: Against his Christ they join.
And thus they cast bis yoke away,
And nail'd the monarch to the cross. 5 The Lord derides their rage,
3 But God, who high in glory reigns, And will support his throne; He that hath rais'd him from the dead,
Laughs at theirpride, their ragecontrols;
He'll vex their hearts with inward pains, Hath own'd him for his Son.
And speak in thunder to their souls. PAUSE.
4." I will maintain the king I made 6 Now he's ascended high,
“ On Zion's everlasting hill, And asks to rule the earth;
My hand shall bring him from the The merit of his blood he pleads,
(still. And pleads his heav'nly birth.
“ And he shall stand your Sov'reign, 1 He asks, and God bestows
5 (His wond'rous rising from the earth A large inheritance;
Makes his eternal Godhead known: Par as the world's remotest ends
The Lord declares his heav'nly birth, His kingdom shall advance.
“ This day hare i begot my Son.
“Ascend, my Son, to my right-hand, 8 The nations that rebel
« There thou shalt ask, and I bestow Must feel his iron rod;
“ The utmost bounds of heathen lands; He'll vindicate those honours well
“ To thee the northern isles shall bow.) Which he received from God.
7 But nations that resist his grace, 9 (Be wise, ye rulers, now,
Shall fall before his iron stroke;
His rod shall crush his foes with ease
As potter's earthen work is broke.
PAUSE. 10 If once his wrath arise, Ye perish on the place;
8 Now ye that sit on earthly thrones, Then blessed is the soul that flies
Be wise, and serve the Lord, the Lamb;
Now at his feet submit your crowns,
Rejoice and tremble at his name.
9 With humble love address the Son,
Lest he grow angry, and ye die;
If ye provoke his jealousy.
10 His storms shall drive you quick to
hell, 2 The Lord that sits above the skies, He is a God, and ye but dust; Derides their rage below,
Happy the souls that know I im well, He speaks with vengeance in his eyes, And make his grace their only trust. And strikes their spirits through.
PSALM III. [C. M.] “ I call him my eternal Son,
Doubts and fears supprest ; or, God our " And raise him from the dead : "I make my holy hill his throne,
defence fron sin and Satan. "And wide his kingdom spread.
I MY God, how many are my fears!
How fast my foes increase ! 4. " Ask me, my Son, and then enjoy, Conspiring my eternal death, " The utmost heathen lands;
They break my present peace.
1 The lying tempter would persuade 3 Know that the Lord divides his saints There's no relief in heav'n ;
From all the tribes of men beside ; And all my swelling sins appear
He hears the cry of penitents, Too big to be forgiv’n.
For the dear sake of Christ that dy'd. 3 But thou, my glory and my strength, 4 When our obedient hands have done Shalt on the tempter tread,
A thousand works of righteousness, Shale silence all my threat'ning guilt, We put our trust in God alone, And raise my drooping head.
And glory in his pard’ning grace. 4 [I cry'd, and from his holy hill 5 Let the unthinking many say, He bow'd a list’ning ear;
“Who will bestow some earthly good? I call'd my Father and my God, But, Lord, thy light and love we pray; And he subdu'd my fear.
Our souls desire this heav'nly food. 5 He shed soft slumbers on mine eyes, 6 Then shall my chearful pow'rs rejoice, In spite of all my foes ;
At grace and favour so divine; I'woke, and wonder'd at the grace Nor will I change my happy choice That guarded my repose.]
For all their corn, and all their wine. i What tho the hosts of death and hell All arm'd against me stood,
PSALM IV. 3, 4, 5, 8. [C. M.] Terrors no more shall shake my soul; My refuge is my God.
An evening psalm. 7 Arise, O Lord, fulfil thy grace, While I thy glory sing:
I LORD, thou wilt hear me when I pray, My God has broke the serpent's teeth,
I am for ever thine, And death has lost his sting.
I fear before thee all the day,
Nor would I dare to sin. & Salvation to the Lord belongs, His arm alone can save :
2 And while I rest my weary head Blessings attend thy people here,
From cares and business free, And reach beyond the grave.
'Tis sweet conversing on my bed
With my own heart and thee.
3 I pay this ev'ning sacrifice; PSALM III. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8. (L. M.]
And when my work is done,
Great God, my faith and hope relies, A morning psalm.
Upon thy grace alone. IO LORD, how many are my foes,
4 Thus with my thoughts compos'd to In this weak state of flesh and blood ! peace, My peace they daily discompose,
I'll give mine eyes to sleep; But iny defence and hope is God. Thy hand in safety keeps my days,
And will my slumbers keep. 2 Tir'd with the burdens of the day,
To thee I rais'd an ev'ning cry:
For the Lord's-day morning. I laid me down and slept secure: Not death should make my heart afraid, 1 LORD, in the morning thou shalt hear Tho' I should wake and rise to more. My voice ascending high : 4 Bat God sustain'd me all the night ;
To thee will I direct my pray'r, Salvation doth to God belong :
To thee lift up mine eye. He rais'd my head to see the light, 2 Up to the hills where Christ is gone And make his praise my morning song.
To plead for all his saints,
Presenting at his Father's throne PSALM IV. 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7. [L. M.]
Our songs and our complaints.
3 Thon art a God before whose sight Hearing of prayer; or, God our por
The wicked shall not stand; tion, and Christ our hope.
Sinners shall ne'er be thy delight,
Nor dwell at thy right-hand.
Hear and attend when I complain : To taste thy mercies there;
I will frequent thine holy court,
And worship in thy fear. 9 Ye sons of men, in vain ye try 5 O may thy Spirit guide my feet To turn my glory into shame:
In ways of righteonsness! How long will scoffers love to lye, Make every path of duty straight, And dare reproach my Saviour's name?! And plain before my face.
5 I feel my flesh so near the grave,
My thoughts are tempted to despair 6 My watchful enemies combine
But graves can never praise the Lord, To tempt my feet astray;
For all is dust and silence there. They flatter with a base design To make my soul their prey. 6 Depart, ye tempters, from my soul;
And all despairing thoughts depart; 7 Lord, crush the serpent in the dust,
My God, who hears my humble moan, And all his plots destroy ;
Will ease my flesh, and chear my heart. While those that in thy mercy trust For ever shout for joy.
PSALM VII. The men that love and fear thy name
God's care of his people, and punishment Shall see their hopes fulfill'd; The mighty God will compass them
of persecutors. With favour as a shield.
1 MY trust is in my heav'nly friend,
My hope in thee, my God;
Rise, and my helpless life defend
From those that seek my blood. Complaint in sickness; or diseases healed. | 2 With insolence and fury they
My soul in pieces tear, 1 IN anger, Lord, rebuke me not,
As hungry lions rend the prey
When no deliverer's near.
If I had e'er provok'd them first,
Or once abus'd my foe, 2 My soul's bow'd down with heavycares, Then let him tread my life to dust, My flesh with pain opprest ;
And lay mine honour low.
4 If there be malice hid in me,
I know thy piercing eyes;
Nor ask my God to rise.
5 Arise, my God, lift up thy hand,
Their pride and pow'r control; 4 Shall I be still tormented more?
Awake to judgment, and command Mine eye consum'd with grief?
Deliv'rance for my soul.
PAUSE. 3 He hears when dust and ashes speak,
6 Let sinners and their wicked rage He pities all our groans,
Be humbled to the dust;
Shall not the God of truth engage
To vindicate the just? 6 The virtue of his sov 'reign word 7 He knows the heart, he tries the reins' Restores our fainting breath :
He will defend th' upright : For silent graves praise not the Lord, His sharpest arrows he ordains Nor is he known in death.
Against the sons of spite.
8 For me their malice digg'd a pit, PSALM VI. (L. M.]
But there themselves are cast;
My God makes all their mischief light Temptations in sickness overcome. On their own heads at last. i LORD, I can suffer thy rebukes,
9 That cruel persecuting race When thou with kindness dost chastise;
Must feel his dreadful sword; But thy fierce wrath I cannot bear,
Awake my soul, and praise the grace O let it not against me rise !
And justice of the Lord.
PSALM VIII. [S. M.]
God's sovereignty and goodness; and
man's dominion over the creatures. 3 See how I pass my weary days in sighs and groans; and when 'tis | 1 0 LORD, our heav'nly king, night,
Thy name is all divine ; My bed is water'd with my tears: Thy glories round the earth are spread,
My grief consumes and dims my sight. And o'er the heav'ns they shine. 4 Look how the pow'rs of nature mourn! | 2 When to thy works on high
How long, Almighty God, how long ? I raise my wond’ring eyes,
PSALMS.VIII. IX. s When I survey the stars,
'9 Jesus, our Lord, how wond'rous great And all their shining forms,
Is thine exalted name!
Let the whole earth proclaim.
PSALM VIII. verse 1, 2. Paraphrased.
Part I. (L. M.]
The Hosanna of the children ; or, in5 Thine honours crown his head,
fants praising God.
Thro'the wide earth thy name is spread,
And thine eternal glories rise (madea 6 How rich thy bounties are !
O'er all the heav'ns thy hands have
A monument of bon our raise;
And babes, with uninstructed tongue, 7 (Out of the mouths of babes
Declare the wonders of thy praise.
3 Thy pow'r assists their tender age
To bring proud rebels to the ground,
To still the bold blasphemer's rage,
And all their policies confound.
To see their great Redeemer's face;
And young Hosannas fill the place.
In vain their impious cavils bring;
Revenge sits silent in their breasts,
While Jewish babes proclaim theirking. or, God made man.
PSALM VIII. verse 3, &c. Paraphrased.
Part II. (L. M.]
the new creation.
The moon that rules the night,
Those moving worlds of light. That thou should set him and his race
But just below an angel's place?
2 That thou should'st raise his nature so,
Make every beast and bird submit,
And lay the fishes at his feet?
3 But, O! what brighter glories wait
To crown the second Adam's state
What honours shall thy Son adorn,
Who condescended to be born?
4 See him below his angels made;
To save a ruin'd world from sin ;
But he shall reign with pow'r divine.
6 The world to come, redeem'd from all
New-made, and glorious, shall submit
At our exalted Saviour's feet.
PSALM IX. Part I.
And men confess him God.] Wrath & mercy from the judgment-seat.
Thy wonders I'll proclaim,
Wilt put my foes to shame.
2 I'll sing thy majesty and grace ;
2 Lord, shall the wicked still deride My God prepares his throne
Thy justice and thy pow'r? To judge the world in righteousness, Sha! they advance their heads in pride,
And make his vengeance known. And still thy saints devour? 3 Then shall the Lord a refuge prove 3 They put thy judgments from theis For all the poor opprest;
sight, To save the people of his love,
And then insult the poor ; And give the weary rest.
They boast in their exalted height,
That they shall fall no more.
4 Arise, O God, lift up thine hand, For thou hast ne'er forsook the just,
Attend our humble cry, Who humbly seek thy face.
No enemy shall dare to stand
When God ascends on high.
5 Why do the men of malice rage,
And say with foolish pride, PSALM IX. verse 12. Part II. « The God of heaven will ne'er engage The wisdom and equity of providence.
“ To fight on Zion's side?
And pow'rful is thine hand,
As when the heathens felt thy sword,, The hainble souls that mourn in dust,
And perish'd from thyland.
7 Thou wilt prepare our hearts to pray, 2 He from the dreadful gates of death
And cause thine ear to hear;
He hearkens what his children say, In Sion's gates, with chearful breath,
And puts the world in fear. They sing their Father's praise. 8 Proud tyrants shall no more oppress, 3 His foes shall fall, with heedless feet,
No more despise the just;
And mighty sinners shall confess
They are but earth and dust.
1 MY refuge is the God of love, 5 The wicked shall sink down to bell;
Why do my foes insult and cry,
“ Fly like a timorous trembling dove, Thy wrath devour the lands That dare forget thee, or rebel
“To distant woods or mountains fly? Against thy known commands.
2 If government be all destroyed, 6 Tho'saints to sore distress are brought,
(That firm foundation of our peace) And wait and long complain,
And violence make justice void,
Where shall the righteous seek redress?
To him all mortal things are known, Let nations tremble at thy feet,
His eye-lids search our spirits thro'. And man prevail no more,
4 If he afflicts his saints so far 8 Thy thunder shall afright the proud,
To prove their love, and try their grace, Ånd put their hearts to pain,
What may the bold transgressors fear?
His very soul abhors their ways.
5 On impious wretches he shall rain
Tempests of brimstone, fire, and death; PSALM X.
Such as he kindled on the plain Prayer heard, and saints saved ; or, Of Sodom with his angry breath. pride, atheism and oppression punished. 6 The righteous Lord loves righteous For a humiliation-day.
souls, 1 WHY doth the Lord stand off so far? Whose thoughts and actions are And why conceal his face,
sincere, When great calamities appear,
And with a gracious eye beholds And times of deep distress?
The inen that his own image bear.