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8 So in the way of thy commands

Shall I with pleasure run;
And, with a heart enlarged with joy,

Successfully go on.



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1 INSTRUCT me in thy statutes, LORD,

Thy righteous paths display;
And I from them, through all my life,

Will never go astray.

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2 If thou true wisdom from above Lly Wilt graciously impart, Lil

To keep thy perfect laws I will L

Devote my zealous heart.
3 Direct me in the sacred ways

To which thy precepts lead;
Because my chief delight has been

Thy righteous paths to tread.
4 Do thou to thy most just commands

Incline my willing heart;

Let no desire of worldly wealth

From thee my thoughts divert.
5 From those vain objects turn mine eyes,

Which this false world displays;
But give me lively power and strength

To keep thy righteous ways.
6 Confirm the promise of thy word,

· And give thy servant aid,
Who to trangress thy sacred laws

Is awfully afraid.
7 The censure and reproach I fear

In mercy, Lord, remove;
For all the judgments thou ordain'st

Are full of grace and love.
8 Thou know'st how after thy commands

My longing heart does pant;
O then make haste to raise me up,

And promised succor grant.




1 Thy constant blessing, Lord, bestow,

To cheer my drooping heart;
To me, according to thy word,

Thy saving health impart.
2 So shall I, whosoe'er upbraids,

This ready answer make;
“In God I trust, who never will

His faithful promise break.”
3 Then let not quite the word of truth

Be from my mouth removed; L L

Since still my ground of steadfast hope,

Thy judgments, LORD, have proved. 4 So I to keep thy righteous laws

Will all my study bend;
And constantly my time to come

In their observance spend.
5 My soul shall gladly walk at large,

From all oppression free,
Since I resolve to make my life

With thy commands agree.
6 My longing heart and ravish'd soul

Shall both o'erflow with joy,
When in thy loved commandments I

My happy hours employ.
7 Then will I to thy holy laws

Lift up my willing hands;
My care and business then shall be
To study thy commands.

PART VII. ZAIN. C. M. 1 ACCORDING to thy promised grace,

Thy favor, LORD, extend;
Make good to me the word on which

Thy servant's hopes depend. 2 That only comfort in distress

Did all my griefs control; • Thy word, when troubles hemm'd me round,

Revived my fainting soul.
3 Thy judgments then of ancient date

I quickly call'd to mind,
Till, ravishd with such thoughts, my soul

Did speedy comfort find.

4 Thy name, that cheer'd my heart by day,

Has fill’d my thoughts by night:
I then resolved by thy just laws

To guide my steps aright.
5 That peace of mind, which has my soul

In deep distress sustain'd,
By strict obedience to thy will

I happily obtain'd.



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C. M. 11 0 LORD, my God, my portion thou,

And sure possession art;
Thy words I steadfastly resolve

To treasure in my heart.
2 With all the strength of warm desire

I did thy grace implore;
Disclose, according to thy word,

Thy mercy's boundless store.
3 With deep reflection and strict care

On all my ways I thought;
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And so, reclaim'd to thy just paths,

My wand'ring steps I brought.
4 Prolonging not the time, my soul

Resolved without delay
To watch, that I might never more

From thy commandments stray.
5 To such as fear thy holy Name,

Myself I closely join;
To all who their obedient wills

To thy commands resign.
6 O'er all the earth thy mercy, LORD, ,

Abundantly is shed;
O grant that I may truly learn

Thy sacred paths to tread.

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C. M.
1 With me, thy servant, thou hast dealt

Most graciously, O LORD;
Repeated benefits bestow'd,
According to thy word.

2 Teach me the sacred skill by which

Right judgment is attain'd,
Who in belief of thy commands

Have steadfastly remain d.
3 Before affliction stopp'd my course,

My footsteps went astray;
But Í have since been disciplined

Thy precepts to obey.
4 Thou art, O LORD, supremely good,

And all thou dost is so;
On me, thy statutes to discern,

Thy saving skill bestow.
5 ’T is good for me that I have felt

Affliction's chast’ning rod,
That I may duly learn and keep

The statutes of my God. 6 The law that from thy mouth proceeds,

Of more esteem I hold
Than richest mines, than thousand mines

Of silver and of gold.



C. M.

1 To me, who am the workmanship

Of thy almighty hands,
The heavenly understanding give

To learn thy just commands. 2 My preservation to thy saints

Strong comfort will afford,
To see success attend my hopes,

Who trusted in thy word.
3 That right thy judgments are, I now

By sure experience see;
And that in faithfulness, O LORD,

Thou hast afflicted me.
4 O let thy tender mercy now

Afford me needful aid;
According to thy promise, LORD,

To me, thy servant, made.
5 To me thy saving grace restore,

That I again may live;
Whose soul can relish no delight

But what thy precepts give.


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6 In thy blest statutes let my

Continue always sound;
That guilt and shame, the sinner's lot,
May never me confound.

1 My soul with long expectance faints
To see thy saving grace;


Yet still on thy unerring word

My confidence I place.
2 My very eyes consume and fail

With waiting for thy word;
O when wilt thou thy kind relief

And promised aid afford?
3 Thy wonted kindness, LORD, restore,

My drooping heart to cheer;
That by thy righteous statutes I

My life's whole course may steer.


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1 For ever and for ever, Lord,

Unchanged thou dost remain;
Thy word, establish'd in the heav'ns,

Does all their orbs sustain.
2 Through circling ages, Lord, thy truth

Immoveable shall stand,
As doth the earth, which thou uphold'st

By thine almighty hand.
3 All things the course by thee ordain'd,

E'en to this day. fulfil;
They are thy faithful subjects all,

And servants of thy will.
4 Unless thy sacred law had been

My comfort and delight,
I must have fainted and expired

In dark affliction's night.
5 Thy precepts therefore from my thoughts

Shall never, LORD, depart;
For thou by them hast to new life

Restored my dying heart.

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