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“As potters' earthen work is broke.”

PSALM 2. Third Part. L. M.
God the Holy Ghost invites and warns persecutors and

infidels.
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"NOW,” saith the spirit of the Lord,

“To those who sit on earthly thrones;
Rejoice with trembling at his word,
"And at his feet submit your crowns.
2 « With faith and love address the Son,
" Lest he grow angry, and ye die;
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“ His wrath will burn to worlds unknown,
“If ye provoke his jealousy.
3 “His frowns shall drive you quick to hell,
“For he is God, and ye but dust;
"Happy the souls that know him well,
"And make his grace their only trust.”
PSALM 3. First Part. L. M.

A Morning Psalm.
1
O LORD, how many are my foes,

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In this weak state of Aesh and blood!
My peace they daily discompose,
But my defence and hope is God.
2 Tir'd with the burdens of the day,

To thee I rais'd an evening cry;
Thou heard'st when I began to pray,

And thine almighty help was nigh.
3 Supported by thy heavenly aid,

I laid me down and slept secure;
Not death should make my heart afraid,

Tho' I should wake and rise no more.
4 But God sustain'd me all the night :
Salvation doth to God belong :

He rais'd my head to see the light,
And makes his praise my morning song.

PSALM 3. Second Part. C. M.

God our defence from Sin and Satan. 1

My God, the tempter would persuade, And all my swelling sins appear

Too big to be forgiven. 2 But thou, my righteousness and strength,

Shalt on the tempter tread ;
Shalt silence all my threat’ning guilt;

And raise my drooping head. 3 I cry'd, and from his holy hill

He bow'd a list’ning ear ;
I callid my Father, and my God,

And he subdu'd my fear.
4. He shed soft slumbers on mine eyes,

In spite of all my foes;
I'woke, and wonder'd at the grace

That guarded my repose.
5. What, tho' the hosts of death and hell

All arm'd against me stood ; Terrors no more shall shake

my

soul ; My refuge is my

God. 6 Arise, O Lord, fulfil thy grace,

While I thy glory sing: For Christ hath broke the serpent's teetli,

And death has lost his sting. 7 Salvation to the Lord belongs,

His arm alone can save; Blessings attend thy people here,

And reach beyond the grave.

PSALM 4. First Part. L. M.

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God our portion and Christ our hope.
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GOD of grace and righteousness,
Hear and attend when

I complain ;
Thou hast enlarg'd me in distress,

Bow down a gracious ear again. 2 Ye sons of men, in vain ye try

To turn my glory into shame;
How long will scoffers love to lie,

And dare reproach my Saviour's name ! 3 Know that the Lord divides his saints

From all the tribes of men beside :
He hears the cry of penitents,

For the dear sake of Christ that dy'd. 4 When our obedient hands have done

A thousand works of righteousness,
We put our trust in Christ alone,

And glory in his pard'ning grace. 5 Let the unthinking many say,

“ Who will bestow some earthly good ?” But, Lord, thy light and love we pray ;

Our souls desire this heavenly food.
6 Then shall my cheerful pow’rs rejoice

At grace and favours so divine,
Nor will I change my happy choice,
For all their corn, and all their wine,
PSALM 4. Second Part. C. M.

An Evening Psalın.
ORD, thou wilt hear me when I pray ;

I am for ever thine:
I fear before thee all the day,

Nor would I dare to sin.
2 And while I rest my weary head,
From cares and bus'ness free,

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With my own heart and thee. 3 I pay this evening sacrifice;

And when my work is done,
Great God! my faith and hope relies
Upon thy grace

alone, 4 Thus, with my thoughts compos’d to peace,

I'll give mine eyes to sleep ;
Thy hand in safety keeps my days,
And will my slumbers keep.

PSALM 5. C. M.

For the Lord's Day Morning. 1 LMD, in the morning thou shalt hear

My voice ascending high ; To thee will I direct my prayer,

To thee lift up mine eye ; 2 Up to the hills where Christ is gone,

To plead for all his saints, Presenting at his Father's throne

Our songs and our complaints. 3 Thou art a God before whose sight

The wicked shall not stand ; Sinners shall ne'er be thy delight,

Nor dwell at thy right hand. 4 But to thy house will I resort,

To taste thy mercies there : I will frequent thy holy court,

And worship in thy fear. 5 Oh may thy spirit guide my feet

In ways of righteousness ! Make every path of duty straight,

And plain before my face. 6 My watchful enemies combine

To tempt my feet astray ;

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They flatter with a base design

To make my soul their prey.
7 Lord, crush the serpent in the dust,

And all his plots destroy ;
While those that in thy mercy trust

For ever shout for
8 The men that love and fear thy name

Shall see their hopes fulfill'd;
The mighty God will compass them
With favour as a shield.

PSALM 6. C. M.

Complaint in Sickness.
IN anger, Lord, rebuke me not,

Withdraw the dreadful storm ;
Nor let thy fury grow so hot,

Against a feeble worm.
2 My soul's bow'd down with heavy cares,

My flesh with pain opprest;
My couch is witness to my tears,

My tears forbid my rest.
3 Sorrow and pain wear out my days ;

I waste the night with cries,
Counting the minutes as they pass,

'Till the slow morning rise.
4 Shall I be still afflicted more?

Mine eyes consum’d with grief?
How long, my God, how long before

Thy hand afford relief?
5 He hears when dust and ashes speak,

He pities all our groans ;
He saves us for our Saviour's sake,

And heals our broken bones.
6 The virtue of his sovoreign word

Restores our fainting breath;

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