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PSALMS AND HYMNS.
PSALM I. 1
Nor sits the innocent to' arraign ;
Oppressive in the scorner's chair.
To do the pleasure of his Lord:
To search his soul.converting word:
The perfect law of life and love."
He, as a pleasant plant, shall grow;
And all his blooming honours show;
And fruit unto perfection bear.
His works of faith shall never cease;
Whom God himself delights to bless :
Scatter'd like chal before the wind. 5 No portion and no place have they With those whom God vouchsafes to' approve;
Cast in the dreadful judgment-day,
Who trample on their Saviour's love; Who here their bleeding Lord deny, Shall perish, and for ever die.
1 WTo execute a vain design;
THY do the Jews and Gentiles join, Idly their utmost power engage,
And storm with unavailing rage?
The rulers list themselves his foes,
And slay the incarnate Deity.
And Jesus, his anointed Son;
And reign Almighty in his stead. 4 The Lord, that calmly sits above,
Enthron'd in everlasting love,
And laugh to scorn their furious pride. 5 Thep shall be in his wrath address,
And vex his baffled enemies;
" And plac'd him on his Father's throne: 6 < Wherefore to him, ye kings submit,
" Be wise to fall, and kiss his feet:
« Ye rulers of the earth obey. 7 Worship the co-eternal Son,
“ Lest you in 'anger he disown,
“ And leave you in your sins to die. 8 “Thrice happy all who trust in Him,
“ All good, Almighty to redeem !
A HYMN. 1 NOTHER day preserv'd by grace,
We end it with our Saviour's praise, Symphonious to the quires above, And triumph in his guardian love: Ye angels, with your wings outspread,
Come, take your stand around our bed. % We soon shall wake with you to sing,
In presence of our heavenly King;
Shall endless ages roll away.
Which calls our happy spirits home;
4 God hath given him up to man." 2 But thou art a shield for me,
Succour, still, I find in thee;
Strong in thine Omnipotence. 3 To the Lord I cried; the cry
Brought my Helper from the sky;
4 Kept by him, I cannot fear
Sin, the world, or Satan near;
my God, from all. 5 Thou hast sav'd me heretofore,
Thou hast quell'd the adverse power,
Save me, save me to the end. 6 Thine it is, O Lord, to save,
Strength in Thee, thy people have;
PSALM IV. PART I. 1 YOD of my righteousness,
Tby humble suppliant hear, 'Thou hast reliev'd me in distress,
And thou art always near:
The peaceful answer send,
And all my troubles end.
men, Will ye blaspheme aloud, My honour wrong, ---my glory stain,
And vilify my God?
In vanity and vice,
And follow after lies ?
Hath surely set apart The man that trembles at his word,
The man of upright heart:
And when to him I pray,
He promises to hear,
And answer all my prayer. 4 Ye sinners, stand in awe,
And from your sios depart, Out of the evil world withdraw, And commune with your
Be day and night employ'd;
Which he will not despise,
Accepted sacrifice :
Seek happiness below;
The long-sought good will show ?
Give us, O Lord, to see ;
And happiness in thee.
All.gracious as thou art,
And fix'd it in my heart:
The sense of sin forgiven,
The antepast of heaven, 8 Of gospel-peace possest,
Secure in thy defence,
And who shall pluck me hence ?