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My God will bear my spirit up,

When Satan bids me die.
8 My foes rejoice to see me slide

Ínto the miry pit :
They raise their pleasure and their pride,

When they supplant my feet.
9 But I'll confess my guilt to thee,
And grieve for all

my sin :
I feel how weak my graces be,

And beg support divine.
10 My God, forgive my


And be forever nigh:
O Lord of my salvation haste,
Before thy servant die.
PSALM :39. First Part. C. M.

Prudence and seal.
NHUS I resolv'd before the Lord :

“Now will I watch my tongue,
“Lest I let slip one single word ;

“Or do my neighbour wrong.
2 And, if I'm e'er constrain'd to stay

With men of lives profane;
I'll set a double guard that day,

Nor let my talk be vain.
3 I'll scarce allow my lips to speak

The pious thoughts I feel;
Lest scoffers should th' occasion take
To mock my holy zeal.


I'll not be overaw'd;
But let the scoffing sinners hear,

That I can speak for God,

4 Yet if some proper

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PSALM 39. Second Part. C. M.

The vanily of man as mortal. 1 TEACH me the measure of my days,

Thou maker of my frame :
I would survey life's narrow space,

And learn how frail I am.
2 A span is all that we can boast;

How short, how fleet our time !
Man is but vanity and dust,

In all his flow'r and prime.
3 See the vain race of mortals move

Like shadows o'er the plain :
They rage and strive, desire and love;

But all their noise is vain. 4 Some walk in honour's gaudy show;

Some dig for golden ore;.
They toil for heirs they know not who,

And straight are seen no more.
5 What should I wish or wait for then

From creatures, earth and dust?
They make our expectations vain,

And disappoint our trust.
i 6 Now I forbid my carnal hope,

My fond desires recall :
I give my mortal interest up,
And make my God my all.
PSALM 89. Third Part.

Third Part. C. M.

Sick-bed devotion.
1 OD of my life, look gently down,

U Behold the pains I feel ;
But I am dumb before thy throne,

Nor dare dispute thy will.
2 Diseases are thy servants, Lord,

They come at thy command:


I'll not attempt a murm'ring word,

Against thy chast’ning hand. 3 Yet I may plead with humble cries,

“Remove thy sharp rebukes :" My strength consumes, my spirit dies,

Thro’ thy repeated strokes. 4 Crush'd as a moth beneath thy hand,

We moulder to the dust :
Our feeble pow'rs can ne'er withstand,

And all our beauty's lost.
5 This mortal life decays apace,

How soon the bubble's broke!
Adam, and all his num'rous race,

Are vanity and smoke.
6 I'm but a sojourner below,

As all my fathers were ;
May I be well prepar'd to go,

When I the summons hear.
7 But, if my life be spar'd a while

Before my last remove;
Thy praise shall be my bus'ness still,
And I'll declare thy love.
PSALM 10. First Part. C. M.

Deliverance from great distress.

WAITED patient for the Lord ;

He bow'd to hear my cry : He saw me resting on his word,

And brought salvation nigh. 2 He rais’d me from a horrid pit,

Where mourning long I lay ; And from my bonds releas'd my feet,

Deep bonds of miry clay. 3 Firm on a rock he made me stand ;

And taught my cheerful tongue

To praise the wonders of his hand,

In a new, thankful song.
4 I'll spread his works of grace abroad ;

The saints with joy shall hear :
And sinners learn to make my God

Their only hope and fear.
5. How many are thy thoughts of love!

Thy mercies, Lord, how great !
We have not words, nor hours enough,

Their numbers to repeat.
Ổ When I'm afflicted, poor and low,

And light and peace depart,
My God beholds my heavy woe,
And bears me on his heart.
PSALM 40. Second Part. C. M.

The incarnation and sacrifice of Christ.
BEHOLD the blest

Redeemer comes !

! And at the appointed time assumes

The body, God prepares !
2 Jesus reveal'd his Father's grace,

And his rich mercy show'd :
He preach'd the way of righteousness,

And spread his truth abroad.
3. His Father's honour touch'd his heart,

He pitied sinners' cries ; And, to fulfil a Saviour's part,

Was made a sacrifice. 4 No blood of beasts, on altars shed,

Could wash the conscience clean ; The sacrifice which Jesus paid

Atones for all our sin. 5 Then was the great salvation spread,

And Satan's kingdom shook :


Thus by the woman's promis'd seed
The serpent's head was broke.
PSALM 40. Third Part. L. M.

Christ our sacrifice.

HE wonders, Lord, thy love has wrought,

Exceed our praise, surmount our thought; Should I attempt the long detail,

My speech would faint, my numbers fail. 2 No blood of beasts on altars spilt,

Can cleanse the souls of men from guilt ;
But thou hast set before our eyes

An all-sufficient sacrifice.
3 In heav'n before his Father's throne,

Complacent, smiles th' eternal Son ;
And, pleas'd, presents with boundless grace

Himself, a ransom for our race.
4. “Behold! I come” (the Saviour cries,

With love and duty in his eyes)
“I come to bear the heavy load

“Of sins, and do thy will, my God.
5 “Mine ear is open’d to thy voice,
“ My heart delighted with thy choice :

Pleas’d, I assume a fleshly form, “ A-kin to man, that dying worm. 6 “ 'Tis written in thy great decree ;

“ Tis in thy book foretold of me; " I must fulfil the Saviour's part;

“ And lo! thy law is in my heart. 7 "I'll magnify thy holy law,

" And rebels to obedience draw;
“ When on my cross I'm lifted high,

" Or to my crown above the sky.
8 “ The Spirit shall descend and show

“What thou hast done, and what I do:


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