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9 The sword, the pestilence, or fire,
Shall but fulfil their best desire :
From sins and sorrows set them free,
And bring thy children, Lord, to thee.

PSALM 91. Second Part. C. M. Protection from evil, guard of angels, and salvation. E sons of men, a feeble race,

Expos'd to ev'ry snare, Come, make the Lord your dwelling-place,

And try, and trust his care. 2 No ill shall enter where you dwell;

Or if the plague come nigh, And

sweep the wicked down to hell,

'Twill raise his saints on high.
3 He'll give his angels charge to keep

Your feet in all their ways;
To watch your pillow, while you sleep,

And guard your happy days.
4 Their hands shall bear you, lest you fall,

And dash against the stones : Are they not servants at his call,

And sent t'attend his sons ?
5 Adders and lions ye shall tread;

The tempter's viles defeat :
For he that broke the serpent's head

Puts him beneath your feet.
6 « Because on me they set their love,

“ I'll save them ; (saith the Lord) “I'll bear their joyful souls above

“Destruction, and the sword. “My grace shall answer when they call ;

“ In trouble I'll be nigh: "My pow'r shall help them when they fall; * And raise them when they die.

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8 “ Those that on earth my name have known,

6 I'll honour them in heav'n; * There my salvation shall be shown, " And endless life be giv'n." PSALM 92. First Part. L. M.

A psalm for the Lord's day. 1

WEET is the work, my God, my King,

To praise thy name, give thanks and sing; To show thy love by morning light,

And talk of all thy truth at night. 2 Sweet is the day of sacred rest, No mortal care shall seize

my breast : O! may my heart in tune be found,

Like David's harp of solemn sound. 3 My heart shall triumph in my Lord,

And bless his works, and bless his word:
Thy works of grace, how bright they shine !

How deep thy counsels! how divine !
4 Fools never raise their thoughts so high;

Like brutes they live, like brutes they die:
Like grass they fourish, 'till thy breath

Blasts them in everlasting death. 5 But I shall share a glorious part

When grace hath well refind my heart ;
And fresh supplies of joy are shed,

Like holy oil, to cheer my head. 6 Sin (my worst enemy before)

Shall vex my eyes and ears no more;
My inward foes shall all be slain ;

Nor Satan break my peace again.
7 Then shall I see, and hear, and know

All I desir'd or wish'd below:
And ev'ry pow'r find sweet employ
In that eternal world of joy.

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PSALM 92. Second Part. L. M.

Aged saints.
ORD, 'tis a pleasant thing to stand

In gardens planted by thy hand :
Let me within thy courts be seen,

Like a young cedar fresh and green.
2 There grow thy saints in faith and love,

Blest with thine influ'nce from above;
Not Lebanon with all its trees

Yields such a comely sight as these. 3 The plants of grace shall ever live;

Nature decays, but grace must thrive;
Time, that doth all things else impair,

Still makes them flourish strong and fair. 4 Laden with fruits of age, they show

The Lord is holy, just and true ;
None, that attend his gates, shall find
A God unfaithful or unkind.

PSALM 93. L. M.

The cternal and sovereign God.
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EHOVAH reigns : He dwells in light,

Girded with majesty and might;
The world, created by his hands,

Still on its first foundation stands.
2 But ere this spacious world was made,

Or had its first foundation laid ;
Thy throne eternal ages stood,

Thyself the ever-living God.
3 Like foods the angry nations rise,

And aim their rage against the skies ;
Vain foods, that aim their rage so high!

At thy rebuke the billows die.
4 For ever shall thy throne endure ;

Thy promise stands for ever sure ;

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And everlasting holiness
Becomes the dwellings of thy grace.
PSALM 9. First Part. C. M.

Instructive afflictions.
1
O GOD, to whom revenge belongs,

Proclaim thy wrath aloud;
Let sov’reign pow'r redress our wrongs,

Let justice smite the proud. 2 They say, “ The Lord nor sees nor hears:13

When will the fools be wise ?
Can he be deaf, who form'd their ears?

Or blind, who made their eyes? 3 He knows their impious thoughts are vain,

And they shall feel his pow'r : His wrath shall pierce their souls with pain

In some surprising hour. 4 But if thy saints deserve rebuke,

Thou hast a gentler rod; Thy providences and thy book

Shall make them know their God. 5 Blest is the man, thy hands chastise,

And to his duty draw :
Thy chastnings make thy children wise,

When they forget thy law.
6 But God will ne'er cast off his saints,

Nor his own promise break;
He pardons his inheritance
For their Redeemer's sake.
PSALM 94. Second Part. C. M.

God our support and comfort. 1

HO will arise and plead my right

Against my num'rous foes; While earth and hell their force unite,

And all my hopes oppose ?

2 Had not the Lord, my rock, my help,

Sustain'd my fainting head,
My life had now in silence dwelt ;

My soul among the dead.
3 “ Alas! my sliding feet !” I cried,

Thy promise was my prop :
Thy grace stood constant by my side,

Thy spirit bore me up.
4 While multitudes of mournful thoughts

Within my bosom roll;
Thy boundless love forgives my faults,

Thy comforts cheer my soul.
5 Pow'rs of iniquity may rise,

And frame pernicious laws ;
But God, my refuge, rules the skies ;

He will defend my cause.
6 Let malice vent her rage aloud,

Let bold blasphemers scoff:
The Lord our God shall judge the proud,
And cut the sinners off.
PSALM 95. First Part. C. M.

A psalm before prayer.
1
SING to the Lord Jehovah's name,

And in his strength rejoice :
When his salvation is our theme,

Exalted be our voice.
2 With thanks approach his awful sight,

And psalms of honour sing :
The Lord's a God of boundless might,

The whole creation's King.
3 Let princes hear, let angels know,

How mean their natures seem,
Those gods on high, and gods below,

When once compar'd with him.

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