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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 ;
Lord, hear my fervent pray’rs and cries,

Nor leave me in despair to fall.
3 Oh save my soul from shame and sin;

Nor let my heedless footsteps go,
Where harden'd wretches swift decline

Down the broad way to endless woe. 4. While peace their flatt’ring lips proclaim,

And love profess, and hope impart ;
They blast their neighbour's honest fame,

And wing their arrows to his heart.
5 But, while they plant the secret snare,

Thy searching eyes their path regard :
Thy hands their dreadful doom prepare,

And meté their guilt its just reward. 6 Because their hearts thy works despise, Thy works of wisdom, grace, and pow'r :

Thy hand, regardless of their cries,

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 ;
Who sav'd my soul from sin and fear;

And tun'd with praise my thankful tongue, , 8 In the dark hour of deep distress,

My foes beset, of death afraid ;
My spirit trusted in his grace,
And sought, and found his heay’nly aid.

9 O blest Redeemer, great and kind !

Thy shield, thy saving strength, shall be
The shield, the strength, of ev'ry mind,

That loves thy name, and trusts in thee. 10 Remember, Lord, thy chosen seed;

Israel defend from guilt and woe :
Thy flock in richest pastures feed,

And guard their steps from ev'ry foe. 11 Zion exalt, her cause maintain ;

With peace and joy her courts surround:
In show'rs let endless blessings rain,
And saints eternal praise resound.

PSALM 29. L. M.

Storm and Thunder.
LIVE to the Lord, ye sons of fame,

Give to the Lord renown and pow'r : Ascribe due honours to his name,

And his eternal might adore.
2 The Lord proclaims his pow'r aloud,

Upon the ocean and the land :
His voice divides the watry cloud,

And lightnings blaze at his command.
3 He speaks, and tempest, hail and wind,

Lay the wide forest bare around :
The fearful hart, and frighted hind,

Leap at the terror of the sound. 4 To Lebanon he turns his voice,

And lo, the stately cedars break 5;
The mountains tremble at the noise,

The vallies roar, the desarts quake.
5 The Lord sits sov'reign on the flood;

The Thund'rer reigns for ever king;
But makes his church his blest abode,
Where. we his awful glories sing.

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 ;
Let all your pow'rs rejoice and bless,

While you record his holiness.
3 His

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.
Prayer for deliverance from unfaithful friends.
How many Ebenezers stand,

To mark the mercies of thy hand !
How many pray’rs have reach'd thy throne !

How often has thy grace been shown ! 2 When sorrows rise and pains prevail,

Or angry foes my peace assail ;
When dangers thicken all around;

In thee alone my help is found.
3 Thro' all the road, each day, each hour,

Fresh evils threaten to devour:
Some new complaint, some painful case,

Still drives me to the throne of grace. 4 My former friends their friend forget,

And change their love to cruel hate ;
But truth and love with thee, remain ;

My Saviour always is the same,
5 Support me in this sharp distress,

While all forsake, and some oppress;
And if my ways the Lord approve,
Then turn their hatred into love.
PSALM 32. First Part. L. M.

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;
He pleads no merit of reward,

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!
While a bright evidence of grace,
Thro' his whole life, appears and shines.
PSALM 32. Second Part. L. M.

Confession and pardon.
WHILE I keep silence and conceal
My heavy guilt within my heart,

, What torments doth my conscience feel !

What agonies of inward smart!
2 I spread my sins before the Lord,

And all my secret faults confess :
Thy gospel speaks a pard’ning word,

Thy holy spirit seals the grace.
3 For this shall ev'ry humble soul

Make swift addresses to thy seat :
When floods of huge temptations roll,

There shall they find a blest retreat. 4 How safe beneath thy wings I lie,

When days grow dark, and storms appear :
And when I walk, thy watchful eye
Shall guide me safe from ev'ry snare.

PSALM 33. First Part. C. M.

Works of creation and providence. 1 REJOICE, ye righteous, in the Lord;

This work belongs to you:
Sing of his name, his ways, his word,

How holy, just and true!
2 His mercy and his righteousness
Let heav'n and earth proclaim:


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