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PSALM 28. L. M. Prayer and praise, for deliverance from Enemies. 1 GOD of O
grace, my cry attend ! Lest, like the sons of guilt become, Beguil'd by Satan, I descend
With hopeless wretches to the tomb. 2 To thee my humble sighs arise ;
With lifted hands, on thee I call ;
Nor leave me in despair to fall.
Nor let my heedless footsteps go,
Down the broad way to endless woe. 4. While peace their flatt’ring lips proclaim,
And love profess, and hope impart ;
And wing their arrows to his heart.
Thy searching eyes their path regard :
And meté their guilt its just reward. 6 Because their hearts thy works despise, Thy works of wisdom, grace, and pow'r :
Shall sink them, that they rise no more. 7 Blest be the Lord, who heard my pray’r;
The Lord my shield, my help, my song ;
And tun'd with praise my thankful tongue, , 8 In the dark hour of deep distress,
My foes beset, of death afraid ;
9 O blest Redeemer, great and kind !
Thy shield, thy saving strength, shall be
That loves thy name, and trusts in thee. 10 Remember, Lord, thy chosen seed;
Israel defend from guilt and woe :
And guard their steps from ev'ry foe. 11 Zion exalt, her cause maintain ;
With peace and joy her courts surround:
PSALM 29. L. M.
Storm and Thunder.
Give to the Lord renown and pow'r : Ascribe due honours to his name,
And his eternal might adore.
Upon the ocean and the land :
And lightnings blaze at his command.
Lay the wide forest bare around :
Leap at the terror of the sound. 4 To Lebanon he turns his voice,
And lo, the stately cedars break 5;
The vallies roar, the desarts quake.
The Thund'rer reigns for ever king;
6 In gentler language there the Lord
The counsels of his grace imparts : Amid the raging storm, his word Speaks peace and courage to our hearts.
PSALM 30. L. M.
Sickness healed. 1 TI
WILL extol thee, Lord, on high,
At thy command diseases fly : Who, but a God, can speak, and save. From the dark borders of the
? 2 Sing to the Lord, ye saints of his,
And tell how large his goodness is ;
While you record his holiness.
but a moment stays ; His love is life and length of days : Tho' grief and tears the night employ,
The morning-star restores the joy. 4 Firm was my health, my day was bright,
And I presum'd 'twould ne'er be night : Fondly I said within my heart,
“Pleasure and peace shall ne'er depart.” 5 But I forgot thine arm was strong,
Which made my mountain stand so long ; Soon as thy face began to hide,
My health was gone, my comforts died. 6 I cried aloud to thee, my God :
“ What can’st thou profit by my blood ? “Deep in the dust can I declare
Thy truth, or sing thy glories there? 7 5 Hear me, O God of grace,” I said,
“ And bring me from among the dead :" Thy word rebuk'd the pains I felt ; Thy pard’ning love remoy'd my guilt.
PSALM 31. Third Part. L. M.
To mark the mercies of thy hand !
How often has thy grace been shown ! 2 When sorrows rise and pains prevail,
Or angry foes my peace assail ;
In thee alone my help is found.
Fresh evils threaten to devour:
Still drives me to the throne of grace. 4 My former friends their friend forget,
And change their love to cruel hate ;
My Saviour always is the same,
While all forsake, and some oppress;
Justification and sanctification.
LEST is the man, for ever blest,
Whose guilt is pardon'd by his God; Whose sins with sorrow are confess'd,
And cover'd with his Saviour's blood. 2 Blest is the man to whom the Lord,
Imputes not his iniquities;
And, not on works, but grace, relies. 3 From guile his heart and lips are free ;
His humble joy, his holy fear,
With deep repentance well agree ;
And join to prove his faith sincere, 4 How glorious is that righteousness,
That hides and cancels all his sins!
Confession and pardon.
, What torments doth my conscience feel !
What agonies of inward smart!
And all my secret faults confess :
Thy holy spirit seals the grace.
Make swift addresses to thy seat :
There shall they find a blest retreat. 4 How safe beneath thy wings I lie,
When days grow dark, and storms appear :
PSALM 33. First Part. C. M.
Works of creation and providence. 1 REJOICE, ye righteous, in the Lord;
This work belongs to you:
How holy, just and true!