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1 M spirit looks to God alone ; MY

Thus we'll devote our future days,
To pay our vows and sing thy praise.

PSALM 62. L. M.
Faith in the grace and power of the Redeemer.

My rock and refuge is his throne ; In all my fears, in all my straits,

My soul on his salvation waits. 2 Trust him, ye saints, in all your ways,

Pour out your hearts before his face :
When helpers fail, and foes invade,

God is our all-sufficient aid.
3 False are the men of high degree,

The baser sort are vanity;
Laid in the balance, both appear

Light as a puff of empty air. 4 Make not increasing gold your trust,

Nor set your hearts on glitt’ring dust; Why will ye grasp the fleeting smoke,

And not believe what God has spoke? 5 Once hath his awful voice declar'd,

Once and again my ears have heard, “ All pow'r is his eternal due ;

• He must be fear'd and trusted too." 6 For sov’reign pow'r reigns not alone, Grace is a partner of the throne : Thy grace and justice, mighty Lord, Shall well divide our last reward. PSALM 63. First Part. C. M.

The morning of a Lori's day.
ARLY, my God, without delay,

I haste to seek thy face ;
My thirsty spirit faints away,

Without thy cheering grace.

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2 I've seen thy glory and thy pow'r,

Thro' all thy temples shine :
My God, repeat that heav'nly hour,

That vision so divine.
3 Not life itself, with all its joys,

Can my best passions move;
Or raise so high my cheerful voice,

As thy forgiving love.
4 Thus till my last expiring day

I'll bless my God and king;
Thus will I lift my hands to pray,
And tune my lips to sing
PSALM 63. Second Part. L. M.

The love of God better than life.
1 GREAT God, indulge my humble

claim, Thou art my hope, my joy, my rest; The glories, that compose thy name,

Stand all engag'd to make me blest. 2 Thou Great and Good, thou Just and Wise,

Thou art my Father and my God;
And I am thine by sacred ties,

Thy son, thy servant, bought with blood. 3 With early feet I love t appear

Among thy saints, and seek thy face
Oft have I seen thy glory there,

And felt the pow'r of sov'reign grace. 4 Not fruits nor wines that tempt our taste,

Nor all the joys our senses know,
Could make me so diyinely blest,

Or raise my cheerful passions so. 5 My life itself, without thy love,

No taste of pleasure could afford ;
"Twould but a tiresome burden prove,
If I were banish'd from the Lord.


my days.

6 Amidst the wakeful hours of night,

When busy cares afflict my head;
One thought of thee gives new delight,
And adds refreshment to


7 I'll lift my hands, I'll raise my voice,

While I have breath to pray, or praise ;
This work shall make my heart rejoice,
And bless the remnant of
PSALM 63. Third Part. S. M.

Seeking God.

Y God, permit my tongue

This joy, to call thee mine ; And let my early cries prevail

To taste thy love divine. 2 My thirsty fainting soul

Thy mercy does implore ; Not travellers in desert lands

Can pant for water more. 3 Within thy churches, Lord,

I long to find my place ; Thy pow'r and glory to behold,

And feel thy quick’ning grace. 4 Since thou hast been my help,

To thee my spirit flies;
And on thy watchful providence,

My cheerful hope relies.
5 The shadow of thy wings

My soul in safety keeps ;
I follow where my Father leads,
And he supports my steps.

PSALM 64. L. M.
Hope in God for deliverance from enemies.
Nor let my drooping spirit faint :


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When foes in secret spread the snare,

Let my salvation be thy care.
2 Shield me without, and guard within,

From vile temptations and from sin ;
May envy, lust, and pride depart,

And heav'nly grace expand my heart, -3 Thy justice and thy pow'r display,

And scatter far thy foes away ;
While list’ning nations learn thy word,

And saints, triumphant, bless the Lord. 4 Then shall thy Church exalt her voice,

And all that love thy name rejoice :
By faith approach thine awful throne,
And plead the merits of thy Son.
PSALM 65. First Part. C. M.

A prayer hearing God. .) PRAISE waits in Zion, Lord; for thee ;

, ; There shall our vows be paid : Thou hast an ear when sinners pray ;

All flesh shall seek thine aid. 2 Lord, our iniquities prevail,

But pard'ning grace is thine ;
And thou wilt grant us pow'r and skill

To'conquer ev'ry sin. 3 Blest are the men whom thou wilt choose

To bring them near thy face ;
Give them a dwelling in thy house,

To feast upon thy grace.
4. In answ'ring what thy church requests,

Thy truth and terror shine ;
And works of dreadful righteousness

Fulfil thy kind design.
5 Thus shall the wond'ring nations seç

The Lord is good and just ;

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And distant islands fly to thee,

And make thy name their trust.
6 They dread thy glitt'ring tokens, Lord,

When signs in heav'n appear ;
But they shall learn thy holy word,
And love as well as fear.
PSALM 65. Second Part. C. M.

The providence of God in air, earth, and sea.
I'TIS by thy strength the mountains stand,

God of eternal pow'r ;
The sea grows calm at thy command,

And tempests cease to roar.
2 Thy morning light and ev'ning shade

Successive comforts bring ;
Thy plenteous fruits make harvest glad,

Thy flow'rs adorn the spring.
3 Seasons and times, and months, and hours,

Heay’n, earth, and air are thine ;
When clouds distil in fruitful show'rs,

The author is divine.
4 Those wand'ring cisterns in the sky,

Borne by the winds around,
With wat'ry treasures well supply

The furrows of the ground.
.5 The thirsty ridges drink their fill,

And ranks of corn appear;
Thy ways abound with blessings still,
Thy goodness crowns the year.
PSALM 65. Third Part. P. M.

The providence of God in the seasons.

OW pleasing is thy voice,

O Lord, our heav'nly King,
That bids the frosts retire,
And wakes the lovely spring !

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