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9 His goodness is my fort and tow's,

PSALM CXLV. My strong deliv'rance and my shield;

THEE I'll extol, my God and King, In him I trust, whose matchless pow'r

1 Thy endless praise proclaim; Makes to mysway fierce nations yield.

9 This tribute daily I will bring, 8 Lord, what's in man, that thou should'st And ever bless thy Name. love

8 Thou, Lord, beyond compare art great, Of him such tender care to take?

And highly to be prais'd; What in his offspring could thee move

Thy majesty, with boundless height, Such great account of him to make ?

Above our knowledge rais'd. 4 The life of man does quickly fade,

4 Renown'd for mighty acts, thy fame His thoughts but empty are and vain;

To future times extends; His days are like a flying shade,

From age to age thy glorious Name Of whose short stay no signs remain.

Successively descends. 5 In solemn state, o God, descend,

15,6 Whilst I thy glory and renown, Whilst heav'n its lofty head inclines;

And wondrous works express; The smoking hills asunder rend,

The world with me thy might shall Of thy approach the awful signs.

own, 6 Discharge thy dreadful lightnings And thy great pow'r confess. round,

7 The praise, that to thy love belongs, And make my scatter'd foes retreat ;

They shall with joy proclaim; Them with thy pointed arrows wound,

Thy truth of all their grateful songs And their destruction soon complete.

Shall be the constant theme. 7,8 Do thou, O Lord, from heav'n engage

8 The Lord is good; fresh acts of grace Thy boundless pow'r my foes to quell,

His pity still supplies; And snatch me from the stormy rage

His anger moves with slowest pace, Of threat'ning waves that proudly

His willing mercy flies. swell.

9 Thy love thro' earth extends its fame, Fight thou against my foreign foes,

To all thy works express'd: Who utter speeches false and vain;

| 10 These show thy praise, whilst thy great Who, though in solemn leagues they

Name
close,

Is by thy servants bless'd.
Their sworn engagement ne'er main-

11 They, with the glorious prospect fir'd,

Shall of thy kingdom speak; 9 So I to thee, O King of kings,

And thy great pow'r, by all admir'd, In new-made hymns my voice shall

Their lofty subject make. raise, And instruments of various strings

12 God's glorious works of ancient date

Shall thus to all be known:
Shall help me thus to sing thy praise.

And thus his kingdom's royal state 10 God does to kings his aid afford,

With publick splendour shown.
To them his sure salvation sends;

13 His steadfast throne, from changes free, "Tis he that from the murd'ring sword

Shall stand for ever fast;
His servant David still defends.

His boundless sway no end shall see, 11 Fight thou against my foreign foes,

But time itself outlast.
Who utter speeches false and vain ;
Who, though in solemn leagues they

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close,

14, 15 The Lord does them support that Their sworn engagement ne'er maintain.

And makes the prostrate rise; 19 Then our young sons like trees shall For his kind aid all creatures call,

Who timely food supplies. grow, Well planted in some fruitful place; 16 Whate'er their various wants require. Our daughters shall like pillars show, ! With open hand he gives;

Design'd some royal court to grace. And so fulfils the just desire 13 Our garners, fill'd with various store,

Of ev'ry thing that lives.
Shall us and our's with plenty feed;

17, 18 How holy is the Lord, how just, Our sheep, increasing more and more, How righteous all his ways ! Shall thousands and ten thousands How nigh to him, who with firm trust breed.

For his assistance prays!
14 Strong shall our lab'ring oxen grow, 19 He grants the full desires of those

Nor in their constant labour faint; Who him with fear adore;
Whilst we no war nor slav'ry know, I And will their troubles soon compose.

And in our streets hear no complaint. When they his aid implore. 15 Thrice happy is that people's case, 20 The Lord preserves all those with care

Whose various blessings thus abound; Whom grateful love employs;
Who God's true worship still embrace, But sinners, who his vengeance dare,
And are with his protection crown'd. With furious rage destroys.

fall,

21 My time to come, in praises spent, | 8 He covers heav'n with clouds, and Shall still advance his fame,

thence
And all mankind, with one consent, Refreshing rain bestows;
For ever bless his Name.

Through him, on mountain tops, the

grass
PSALM CXLVI.

With wondrous plenty grows.
PRAISE the Lord, and thou, my

9 He savage beasts, that loosely range,
soul,
For ever bless his Name;

With timely food supplies : 2 His wondrous love, while life shall last,

He feeds the raven's tender brood, My constant praise shall claim.

And stops their hungry cries. 3 On kings, the greatest sons of men,

| 10 He values not the warlike steed, Let none for aid rely;

But does his strength disdain;

The nimble foot, that swiftly runs,
They cannot save in dang'rous times,
Nor timely help apply.

No prize from him can gain. 4 Depriv'd of breath, to dust they turn,

| 11 But he, to him that fears his Name,

His tender love extends;
And there neglected lie,
And all their thoughts and vain designs

To him that on his boundless grace

With steadfast hope depends. Together with them die. 5 Then happy he, who Jacob's God

12, 13 Let Sion and Jerusalem

To God their praise address;
For his protector takes;
Who still with well-plac'd hope the

Whofenc'd their gates with massy bars,

And does their children bless.
Lord
His constant refuge makes.

| 14, 15 Through all their borders he gives 6 The Lord, who made both heav'n and

peace,

With finest wheat they're fed ;
earth,
And all that they contain,

He speaks the word, and what he wills Will never quit his steadfast truth,

Is done as soon as said.
Nor make his promise vain.

| 16 Large flakes of snow, like fleecy wool,

Descend at his command; 7 The poor opprest from all their wrongs Are eas'd by his decree;

And hoary frost, like ashes spread,

Is scatter'd o'er the land.
He gives the hungry needful food,
And sets the pris'ners free.

| 17 When, join'd to these, he does his hail

In little morsels break; 8 By him the blind receive their sight, The weak and fall'n he rears;

Who can against his piercing cold

Secure defences make?
With kind regard and tender love
He for the righteous cares.

18 He sends his word, which melts the ice;

He makes his wind to blow; 9 The strangers he preserves from harm, The orphan kindly treats,

And soon the streams, congeal'd beDefends the widow, and the wiles Of wicked men defeats.

In plenteous currents flow. 10 The God that does in Sion dwell

19 By him his statutes and decrees

To Jacob's sons were shown;
Is our eternal King:

And still to Israel's chosen seed
From age to age his reign endures;
Let all his praises sing.

His righteous laws are known.
PSALM CXLVII.

20 No other nation this can boast,

Nor did he e'er afford
PRAISE the Lord with hymns of To heathen lands his oracles,

And celebrate his fame: (joy, And knowledge of his word.
For pleasant, good, and comely 'tis

Hallelujah. To praise his holy Name.

PSALM CXLVIII. 2 His holy city God will build,

VE boundless realms of joy,
Though levell'd with the ground;
Bring back his people, tho' dispers'd

I Exalt your Maker's fame,
Through all the nations round.

His praise your song employ

Above the starry frame; 3,4 He kindly heals the broken hearts,

Your voices raise,
And all their wounds doth close;

Ye cherubim
He tells the number of the stars,

And seraphim,
Their sev'ral names he knows.

To sing his praise. 5.6 Great is the Lord, and great his pow'r, 1 3.4 Thou moon, that rul'st the night, His wisdom has no bound;

And sun, that guid'st the day; The meek he raises, but throws down

| Ye glitt'ring stars of light, The wicked to the ground.

To him your homage pay; 7 To God, the Lord, a hymn of praise His praise declare, With grateful voices sing;

Ye heav'ns above, To songs of triumph tune the harp,

And clouds that move And strike each warbling string.

In liquid air.

fore,

3,6 Let them adore the Lord,

And praise his holy Name,
By whose almighty word
They all from nothing came;
And all shall last

From changes free;
His firm decree

Stands ever fast.
7,8 Let earth her tribute pay;

Praise him, ye dreadful whales, And fish, that through the sea Glide swift with glitt ring scales; Fire, hail, and snow,

And misty air,

And winds that, where

He bids them, blow.
9, 10 By hills and mountains, (all

In grateful concert join'd,)
By cedars stately tall,
And trees for fruit design'd;
By ev'ry beast,

And creeping thing,

And fowl of wing,

His Name be blest.
11, 19 Let all of royal birth,

With those of humbler frame,
And judges of the earth,
His matchless praise proclaim.
In this design

Let youths with maids,

And hoary heads

With children join. 13 United zeal be shown

His wondrous fame to raise,
Whose glorious Name alone
Deserves our endless praise.
Barth's utmost ends
His pow'r obey;

His glorious sway

The sky transcends.
14 His chosen saints to grace,

He sets them up on high,
And favours Israel's race,
Who still to him are nigh.
O therefore raise

Your grateful voice,

And still rejoice
The Lord to praise !

PSALM CXLIX.
PRAISE ye the Lord,

Prepare your glad voice,
His praise in the great

Assembly to sing :
In our great Creator

Let Israel rejoice;
And children of Sion

Be glad in their King.
3,4 Let them his great Name

Extol in the dance;
With timbrel and harp
His praises express:

Who always takes pleasure

His saints to advance,
And with his salvation

The humble to bless. 5,6 With glory adorn'd,

His people shall sing
To God, who their beds
With safety does shield;
Their mouths fill'd with praises

Of him their great King;
Whilst a two-edged sword

Their right hand shall wield. 7, 8 Just vengeance to take

For injuries past;
To punish those lands

For ruin design'd;
With chains, as their captives,

To tie their kings fast,
With fetters of iron

Their nobles to bind.
9 Thus shall they make good,

When them they destroy,
The dreadful decree
Which God does proclaim :
Such honour and triumph

His saints shall enjoy ;
O therefore for ever
Exalt his great Name!

PSALM CL.
O PRAISE the Lord in that blest

place, From whence his goodness largely

flows; Praise him in hear'n, where he his face

Unveil'd in perfect glory shows. 2 Praise him for all the mighty acts

Which he in our behalf has done;
His kindness this return exacts,
With which our praise should equal

run. 3 Let the shrill trumpet's warlike voice Make rocks and hills his praise re

bound; Praise him with harp's melodious noise,

And gentle psalt'ry's silver sound. 4 Let virgin troops soft timbrels bring, And some with graceful motion

dance; Let instruments of various strings, With organs join'd, his praise ad.

vance. 5 Let them, who joyful hymns compose,

To cymbals set their songs of praise; Cymbals of common use, and those

That loudly sound on solemn days. 6 Let all that vital breath enjoy,

The breath he does to them afford,
In just returns of praise employ:
Let ev'ry creature praise the Lord.

Common Measure.

Eternal Three in One, TO Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,

All worship be addrest; 1 The God whom we adore,

As heretofore
Be glory; as it was, is now,

It was, is now,
And shall be evermore.

And shall be so

For evermore.
As the 25th Psalm.
To God the Father, Son,

As the 149th Psalm.
And Spirit, glory be;

By angels in heav'n
As 'twas, and is, and shall be so

Of ev'ry degree,
To all eternity.

And saints upon earth,

All praise be addrest
As the 100th Psalm.

To God in Three Persons,
To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,

One God ever blest;
The God whom earth and heav'n As it has been, now is,

And always shall be.
Be glory; as it was of old,
Is now, and shall be evermore.

To God, our benefactor, bring

1 The tribute of your praise; A8 Psalm 37, and 113.

Too small for an Almighty King, To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, But all that we can raise. The God whom heav'n's triumphant Glory to Thee, bless'd Three in One, host

The God whom we adore; And suff'ring saints on earth adore, As was, and is, and shall be done, Be glory; as in ages past,

When time shall be no more.
As now it is, and so shall last,
When time itself must be no more. I DRAISE God, from whom all bless-

T ings flow;
As the 148th Psalm.

Praise him, all creatures here below;
To God the Father, Son,

Praise him above, angelick host,
And Spirit, ever blest,

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

adore,

HYMNS.

VENI CREATOR.

First Metre.
NOME, Holy Ghost; Creator, come,

And visit all the souls of thine:
Thou hast inspir'd our hearts with life;

Inspire them now with life divine. Thou art the Comforter, the gift

Of God most high; the fire of love, The everlasting spring of joy,

And holy unction from above. Thy gifts are manifold; thou writ'st

God's laws in ev'ry faithful heart; The promise of the Father, thou

Dost heav'nly eloquence impart.

| Enlighten our dark souls, till they

Thy love, thy heav'nly love, embrace; | And (since we are by nature frail)

Assist us with thy saving grace.
Drive far from us the mortal foe,

And grant us to have peace within;
That, with thy light and guidance blest,

We may escape the snares of sin.
Teach us the Father to confess,

And Son, who from the grave reviv'd;
And, with the Father and the Son,

Thee, Holy Ghost, from both deriy'd. With thee, O Father, therefore may

The Son, who was from death restor'd, And sacred Comforter, one God,

To endless ages be ador'd!

And, having overcome the sting
Second Metre.

of death, thou open'dst wide COME, Holy Ghost; Creator, come, The gates of heav'n to all, who firm U Inspire the souls of thine ;

in thy belief abide. Till ev'ry heart which thou hast made Is fill'd with grace divine.

The Second Part. Thou art the Comforter, the gift Crown'd with the Father's glory, thou Of God, and fire of love;

At God's right hand dost sit ; The everlasting spring of joy,

Whence thou shalt come to be our Judge, And unction from above.

To sentence or acquit.
Thy gifts are manifold, thou writ'st Otherefore save thy servants, Lord,
God's laws in each true heart;

Whose souls so dearly cost;
The promise of the Father, thou

Nor let the purchase of thy blood, Dost heav'nly speech impart.

Thy precious blood, be lost. Enlighten our dark souls, till they We magnify thee day by day, Thy sacred love embrace ;

And ever worship thee: Assist our minds, by nature frail,

Vouchsafe to keep us, Lord, this day With thy celestial grace.

From sin and danger free. Drive far from us the mortal foe, Have mercy, mercy on us, Lord, And give us peace within ;

To us thy grace extend; That, by thy guidance bless'd, we may

According as for mercy we Escape the snares of sin.

On thee alone depend ! Teach us the Father to confess,

In thee I have repos'd my trust,
And Son, from death reviv'd;

And ever shall do so;
And, with them both, thee, Holy Ghost. Preserve me then from ruin here,
Who art from both deriv'd.

And from eternal woe.
With thee, O Father, therefore may

BENEDICTUS; The Son, from death restor'd, And sacred Comforter, one God, Or, The SONG of Zacharias, Luke i. 68. Devoutly be ador'd:

N OW bless'd be Israel's Lord and God, As in all ages heretofore

Whose mercy at our need Has constantly been done,

Has visited his people's grief, As now it is, and shall be so

And them from bondage freed; When time his course has run.

And rais'd in faithful David's house

Salvation, which of old,
TE DEUM LAUDAMUS.

E'er since the world itself hegan,
The First Part.

His prophets had foretold.

To save us from our spiteful foes, n GOD, we praise thee, and confess

And keep his oath in mind,
That thou the only Lord

Which he to Abr'am heretofore,
And everlasting Father art,

And to our fathers sign'd; By all the earth ador'd.

That we, from fear and danger freed, To thee all Angels cry alond;

His temple may frequent; To thee the Powers on high,

And all our days, as in his sight, Both Cherubim and Seraphim,

In holy life be spent. Continually do cry,

And thou, O child, shalt then be call'd O holy, holy, holy Lord,

God's prophet, to declare Whom heav'nly hosts obey ;

His message, and before his face The world is with the glory fill'd

His passage to prepare: Of thy majestick ray.

To give them light, who now in shades Th' Apostles' glorious company,

Of night and death abide; And Prophets crown'd with light,

And in the way that leads to peace
With all the Martyrs' noble host,

Our footsteps safely guide.
Thy constant praise recite.
The holy Church throughout the world,

MAGNIFICAT;
O Lord, confesses thee;
That thou eternal Father art,

Or, The SONG of the Blessed Virgin, Of boundless majesty.

Luke i. 46. Thy honour'd, true, and only Son, M y soul and spirit, fill'd with joy, And Holy Ghost the spring

11 My God and Saviour praise, Of never-ceasing joy: O Christ,

Whose goodness did from poor estate Of glory thou art King.

His humble handmaid raise. The Father's everlasting Son,

| Me bless'd of God, the God of pow'r, Thou from on high didst come

All ages shall confess; To save mankind, and didst not then Whose Name is holy, and whose love Disdain the Virgin's womb.

His saints shall ever bless.

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