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Psalm CXXVII. Common Mctre. [% or b)

Success and Prisperity from Gud. T God to build the house deny,

The builders work in vain ; Cities without his watchful eye

An useless guard maintain. 2 In vain we rise before the day,

And late to rest repair; Allow no respite to our toil,

And eat the bread of care.
3 But, if we trust our Father's love,

And in his ways delight,
He'll give us needful food by day,

And quiet sleep by night.
4 Then children, relatives and friends

Shall real blessings prove;
And all the earthly joys he sends
Be crown'd with heavenly love.

Tate and WATTS, with Addition.

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Psalm CXXVIII. Long Metre.

Family Duties and Bledings.
B
LEST is the man who fears the Lord,

And walks by his uncrring word;
Comfort and peace his days attend,

And God will ever prove his friend. 2 To him who condescends to dwell

With faints in their obfcurest cell,
Be our domestic altars rais’d,

And daily let his name be prais d. 3 To him

may

each afsembled house Present their night and morning vows;

Their servants and their rising race
Be taught his precepts and his grace.
4 Then finall the charms of wedded love

Sill more delightful blessings prove;
And parents' hearts shall overflow

With joys that parents only know.
5 When nature droops, our aged eyes
Shall see our children's children rife
Till pleas’d and thankful we remove,
And join the family above.

DODDRIDGE and MERRICK, united and varied.

have our

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plalm CXXIX. Long Metre. [* or b]

(A new version.)
The Counsels of Enemies disappointed.
OW

restless foes
Their arts employ'd to vex our land !
But God did kindly interpose;
His power hath made our feet to stand.
2 By fubtil wiles as dark as night,
Their malice lay a while conceal'd;
But foon the mischief sprang to light,

And all their projects ftood reveal'd.
3 With pride and power and lifted hand,
They dealt their vengeful blows around;
Our backs were like the furrow'd land,

When ploughmen break the stubborn ground, 4 But secret arts, and open force

Have never mov'd our stedfast feet;
His justice still maintains its course,

And he will all their plots defcat.
s Like wither'd grass their hopes shall fade,

Nor God nor man their counsels bless ;

No friendly hand shall lend them aid,
No tongue fhall with them good success.
Plalm CXXX. Common Metre. [1]

Repentance and Pardon.

L thy bar ;

Should thine impartial hand Avenge our fins against thy law,

What mortal flesli could stand ! 2 But fovereign mercy dwells with thee;

Hope dawns amidst our fears ; Divine forgiveness, large and free,

Shall wipe our flowing tears. 3 On thee alone our fouls would wait,

And in thy word would stay; Thy promises can light create,

And turn our night to day.
4 Just as the guards that keep the night

Long for the morning skies,
Watch the first beams of breaking light,

And meet them with their eyes :
5
So wait our fouls to see thy grace,

And more intent than they,
Meet the first openings of thy face,

And find a brighter day.
6 Let contrite finners on the Lord,

With humble hope, recline;
Justice and mercy, in his word,

Harmoniously combine.
7 Unnumber'd though our fins appear,

And fill our hearts with pain ;
Thy boundless love difpels our fear,
And cleanfcs every Itain.

WATTS and STEELE.

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Psalm CXXX. Long Metre. [b] ROM deep distress and troubled thoughts,

To thee, my God, I raise my cry;
If thou severely mark our faults,

What ieth could fand before thine eye!
2 But thou haft set thy throne of grace
Free to difpenfe thy pardons there ;
That sinners may approach thy face,
And hope and love, as well as fear.
3 As the benigated pilgrims wait,
And long and wish for breaking day,
So waits my soul before thy gate ;

When will my God his face display? 4 My trust is fix'd upon thy word,

Nor shall I trust thy word in vain ;
Let mourning fouls address the Lord,

And find relief from all their pain.
5 Great is his love, and large his grace,
Through the redemption of his

Son ;
He turns our feet from sinful ways,
And pardons what our hands have done.

WAT'rs.

[b]

Palm CXXXI. Common Metre.

Humility and Contentment, S there ambition in my heart ?

Search, gracious God, and see ; 3 Or, do I act a haughty part?

Lord, I appeal to thee. 2 Drive from the confines of my

heart All discontent and pride ;

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Nor let me, in erronecus paths,

With thoughtless finners glide. 3 Whate’er thine all discerning eye

Sees for thy creature fit,
I'll bless the good, and to the ill

Contentedly submit.
4 With humble pleasure let me view

The profp'rous and the great ;
Malignant envy let me fly,

And odious self-conceit.
Let not despair nor fell revenge

Be to my bofom known;
O give me tears for others' woe,

And patience for my own. 6 Feed me with necessary food, I ask not wealth or fame

;
But give me eyes to view thy works,

And sense to praise thy name.
7 May my ftill days obfcurely pass,

Without remorfe or care ;
And let me for the parting hour
Incefiantly prepare.

B. WILLIAMS's Collection Plalin CXXXII. Common Metre. [1]

The Jewisho und Chrifiian Churches compared.
HE Lord in Zion plac'd his name,

His ark was fettled there;
To Zion the whole nation came

To worship thrice a year.
2 Thither from Canaan's utmost ends

The favour'd tribes refort;
And God his fure protection len!s,

While they approach, his court.

TH

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