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Psalm I. Common Metre.
[*] The Happiness of the Righteous and the Misery of the Wickede B Where finners love to meet;
LEST is the man who shuns the place Who fears to tread their wicked ways,
And hates the scoffer's seat. 2 But in the statutes of the Lord
Has plac'd his chief delight;
And meditates by night.
By living waters fet,
Enjoys a peaceful state,
Shall his profession shire; Whilft fruits of holiness appear
Like clusters on the vine. 5 Not so the impious and unjust !
What vain designs they form ! Their hopes are blown away like duits
Or chaff before the storm. 6 Sinners in judgment shall not stand Among the sons of
7 If but in part his anger rife,
Who can endure the flame?
Of heaven, and earth, and feas, Thy providence confirms thy word,
And answers thy decrees. 2 The things so long forerold
By David, are fulfillid;
Jesus, thy holy child.
And Jews with one accord Unite their counsels to destroy
Th' anointed of the Lord ? 4 Rulers and kings agree To form a vain
design ; Against the Lord they
join their powers,
And will support his throne;
Hath own'd him for his Son, 6 He asks, and God bestows
A valt inheritance ;
His kingdom shall advance, IT'ATTI
Psalm III. Common Metre. .
How fast my foes increase !
How fatal to my peace !
There's no relief from heaven;
Too great to be forgiven.
On thee my hopes rely ;
And lift my head on high.
To God I made my prayer: He heard me from his holy hill;
Why should I now despair ?
My sweet repose to take;
Through him in safety wake. 6 Salvation to the Lord belongs,
His arm alone can save ; Blessings attend thy people here, And reach beyond the grave.
Tate and Watts, united and varied. Psalm IV. ver. 6, 7. C. M. [X or b]
True Happiness only in G.d.
W ten fancy fpreads her boldeft wings,
Which entertain the mind;