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3" Ask, and receive thy full demands;
4 Learn then, ye princes; and give ear, Ye judges of the earth;
Worship the Lord with holy fear;
ppease the Son with due respect,
6 If but in part his anger rise,
SELECTION 3. C. M.
From the iii. Psalm of David.
THOU, gracious God, art my defence;
2 Since whensoe'er, in my distress,
3 Guarded by him, I lay me down
4 Salvation to the Lord belongs;
His blessing he extends to all
SELECTION 4. C. M.
CONSIDER that the righteous man
Is God's peculiar choice;
And when to him I make my prayer,
2 Then stand in awe of his commands, Flee every thing that's ill;
Commune in private with your hearts,
The sacrifice of righteousness
And let your hope, securely fix'd,
4 While worldly minds impatient grow
5 So shall my heart o'erflow with joy,
Than theirs, who stores of corn and wine
6 Then down in peace I'll lay my head,
SELECTION 5. C. M.
From the v. Psalm of David.
EGARD my words, O gracious Lord,
To thee alone, my King, my God,
2 Thou in the morn my voice shalt hear, And, with the dawning day,
To thee devoutly I'll look up,
To thee devoutly pray.
3 Lord, I within thy house will come,
And I will worship in thy fear,
4 Let those, O Lord, who trust in thee,
Let them rejoice whom thou preserv'st,
5 To righteous men, the righteous Lord
And with his favour all his saints,
SELECTION 6. S. M.
From the vi. Psalm of David.
IN mercy, not in wrath,
Rebuke me, gracious God!
2 Touch'd by thy quickening power,
The wounds thy Spirit hath unclosed,
3 In trouble and in gloom,
And wilt thou not, at length, O God,
4 O come, ere life expire,
Send down thy power to save;
5 Why should I doubt thy grace,
SELECTION 7. C. M.
From the viii. Psalm of David.
THOU, to whom all creatures bow Within this earthly frame, Through all the world how great art thou! How glorious is thy Name!
2 In heaven thy wondrous acts are sung,
And yet thou mak'st the infant tongue
3 When heaven, thy beauteous work on high, Employs my wondering sight;
The moon, that nightly rules the sky,
4 O, what is man, that, Lord, thou lov'st
Or what his offspring, that thou prov'st
5 Him next in power thou didst create
Ordain'd with dignity and state
6 They jointly own his powerful sway;
O Thou, to whom all creatures bow
Through all the world how great art thou!
SELECTION 8. C. M.
From the ix. Psalm of David
To celebrate thy praise, O Lord,
I will my heart prepare;
To all the listening world thy works,
2 The thought of them shall to my soul
Whilst to thy Name, O thou Most High,
3 The Lord for ever lives, who has
4 All those who have his goodness proved
5 Sing praises therefore to the Lord,
Proclaim his deeds, till all the world
SELECTION 9. C. M.
From the xi. Psalm of David.
THE Lord a holy temple hath,
2 If God the righteous, whom he loves,
What must the sons of violence,
Whom he abhors, expect!
3 Snares, fire, and brimstone, on their heads Shall in one tempest shower;
This dreadful mixture his revenge
Into their cup shall pour.
4 The righteous Lord will righteous deeds
With signal favour grace,
And to the upright man disclose
The brightness of his face.
SELECTION 10. C. M.
From the xiii. Psalm of David.
W long wilt thou forget me, Lord?
How long wilt thou withdraw from me.
2 O hear, and to my longing eyes
3 Since I have always placed my trust
Thy saving health will come; and then
4 Then shall my song, with praise inspired,
Who to thy servant in distress
SELECTION 11. L. M.
From the xiv. Psalm of David.
Lord look'd down from heaven's high tower, And all the sons of men did view,
To see if any own'd his power,
If any truth or justice knew;
2 But all, he saw, were gone aside,
All were degenerate grown, and base;
3 How will they tremble then for fear,
When his just wrath shall them o'ertake! For to the righteous God is near,
And never will their cause forsake.
4 Oh, that from Sion he'd employ
His might, and burst th' oppressive band! Then shouts of universal joy
Should loudly echo through the land.
SELECTION 12. C. M.
From the xv. Psalm of David.
ORD, who's the happy man that may
Not, stranger-like, to visit them,
But to inhabit there?