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10 His steadfast throne, from changes free,

Shall stand for ever fast;
His boundless sway no end shall see,

But time itself outlast.

PART II. C. M. 1 The LORD does them support that fall,

And makes the prostrate rise;
For his kind aid all creatures call,

Who timely food supplies.
2 Whate'er their various wants require

With open hand he gives;
And so fulfils the just desire

Of every thing that lives.
3 How holy is the LORD, how just,

How righteous all his ways!
How nigh to him, who with firm trust

For his assistance prays!
4 He grants the full desires of those

Who him with fear adore;
And will their troubles soon compose,

When they his aid implore. 5 The LORD preserves all those with care

Whom grateful love employs;
But sinners, who his vengeance dare,

In justice he destroys.
6 My time to come, in praises spent,

Shall still advance his fame;
And all mankind, with one consent,

For ever bless his Name.

PSALM 118. III. 3.

From the cxlv. Psalm of David. 1 GOD, my King, thy might confessing,

Ever will I bless thy Name;
Day by day thy throne addressing,

Still will I thy praise proclaim 2 Honor great our God befitteth;

Who his majesty can reach ?
Age to age his works transmitteth,

Age to age his power shall teach. 3 They shall talk of all thy glory,

On thy might and greatness dwell, Speak of thy dread acts the story,

And thy deeds of wonder tell. 4 Nor shall fail from mem'ry's treasure

Works by love and mercy wrought; Works of love surpassing measure,

Works of mercy passing thought.

5 Full of kindness and compassion,

Slow to anger, vast in love,
God is good to all creation;

All his works his goodness prove. 6 All thy works, O Lord, shall bless thee,

Thee shall all thy saints adore;
King supreme shall they consess thee,

And proclaim thy sov’reign power. 7 They thy might, all might excelling,

Shall to all mankind make known;
And the brightness of thy dwelling,

And the glories of thy throne. 8 Ever, God of endless praises,

Shall thy royal might remain;
Evermore thy brightness blazes,

Ever lasts thy righteous reign.
9 Them that fall the LORD protecteth,

He sustains the bow'd and bent;
Every eye from thee expecteth,

Fix'd on thee, its nourishment. 10 Thou to all, great God of nature,

Giv'st in season due their food;
Spread'st thy hand, and every creature

Satisfiest still with good.
Il God is just in all he doeth,

Kind is he in all his ways;
He his ready presence showeth,

When a faithful servant prays. 12 Who sincerely seek and fear him,

He to them their wish will give;
When they call, the LORD will hear them,

He will hear them, and relieve. 13 From Jehovah all who prize him

Shall his saving health enjoy;
All the wicked, who despise him,

He will in their sin destroy. 14 Still, Jehovah, thee confessing,

Shall my tongue thy praise proclaim; And may all mankind with blessing Ever hail thy holy Name.

PSALM 119. C. M.

From the cxlvi. Psalm of David. 1 O PRAISE the LORD, and thou, my soul,

For ever bless his Name:
His wondrous love, while life shall last,

My constant praise shall claim. 2 On princes, on the sons of men,

Let none for aid rely;
They cannot help, they turn to dust,

And all their counsels die.

3 Then happy he, who Jacob's GOD

For his protector takes;
Who still, with well-placed hope, the LORD

His constant refuge makes. 4 The LORD, who made both heaven and earth,

And all that they contain,
Will never quit his steadfast truth,

Nor make his promise vain.
5 The poor, oppress'd, from all their wrongs

Are eased by his decree;
He gives the hungry needsul food,

And sets the prisoners free.
6 By him the blind receive their sight,

The weak and fall’n he rears; With kind regard and tender love

He for the righteous cares. 7 The strangers he preserves from harm,

The orphan kindly treats; Defends the widow, and the wiles

Of wicked men defeats.
8 The God that does in Sion dwell

Is our eternal King:
From age to age bis reign endures;
Let all his praises sing.

PSALM 120. II. 2.

From the cxlvi. Psalm of David.
I I'LL praise my Maker with my breath,
And, when my voice is lost in death,

Praise shall employ my nobler powers
My days of praise shall ne'er be past,
While life, and thought, and being last,

Or immortality endures. 2 Why should I place in man my trust? Ev'n princes die and turn to dust,

Vain is the help of flesh and blood; Their breath departs, their pomp, and power, And thoughts, all vanish in an hour,

Nor can they make their promise good. 3 Happy the man whose hopes rely On Israel's God: he made the sky,

And earth, and seas, with all their train ; He saves th’ oppress'd, he feeds the poor; His truth for ever stands secure,

And none shall find his promise vain. 4 The LORD gives eye-sight to the blind, The Lord supports the sinking mind,

He sends the righteous strength and peace,
He helps the stranger in distress,
The widow, and the fatherless,

And to the prisoner grants release.

5 God shall the wicked overturn,
On them his wrath shall ever burn,

Sinners shall perish in their ways;
Sion! the God thy sons adore,
He, he is king for evermore;

The LORD thy God for ever praise !

PSALM 121.
From the cxlvii. Psalm of David.

PART 1. c. M. 1 O PRAISE the LORD with hymns of joy,

And celebrate his fame;
For pleasant, good, and comely 't is

To praise his holy Name.
2 His holy city God will build,

Though levell’d with the ground; Bring back his people, though dispersed

Through all the nations round. 3 He kindly heals the broken hearts,

And all their wounds does close; He tells the number of the stars,

Their several names he knows.
4 Great is the LORD, and great his power,

His wisdom has no bound;
The meek he raises, and throws down

The wicked to the ground.
5 To God the LORD, a hymn of praise

With grateful voices sing;
To songs of triumph tune the harp,

And strike each warbling string. 6 He covers heaven with clouds, and thence

Refreshing rain bestows,
And on the mountains, through his care,

The grass in plenty grows.
7 His care the beasts that loosely range

With timely food supplies ;
He seeds the ravens' tender brood,

And stops their hungry cries.
8 The Lord to him that fears his name

His tender love extends;
To him that on his boundless grace

With steadfast hope depends. 9 Let Sion and Jerusalem

To God their praise address;
Whose strength secures their lasting gates,
Who does their children bless.

PART II. L. M.
1 JEHOVAH speaks: swift from the skies

To earth the sovereign mandate flies; The elements confess their LORD, With prompt obedience to his word:

2 The thick descending flakes of snow

O’er earth a fleecy mantle throw; And glittering frost o'er all the plains

Binds nature fast in icy chains.
3 He speaks: the ice and snow obey,

And nature's fetters melt away;
Softly the vernal breezes blow,

And murm'ring waters freely flow. 4 But nobler works his grace record :

To Israel he reveals his word;
To them, his chosen flock, alone,

He makes his sacred precepts known. 5 Such bliss no heathen nation shares,

His oracles are only theirs :
Let Israel then their voices raise,
And bless their God in songs of praise .

PSALM 122. - II. 4.

From the cxlviii. Psalm of David. 1 YE boundless realms of joy,

Exalt your Maker's fame;
His praise your song employ
Above the starry frame:

Your voices raise,
Ye Cherubim
And Seraphim,

To sing his praise.
2 Thou moon, that rul'st the night,

And sun, that guid'st the day,
Ye glitt'ring stars of light,
To him your homage pay:

His praise declare,
Ye heavens above,
And clouds that move

In liquid air.
3 Let them adore the LORD,

And praise his holy Name,
By whose almighty word
They all from nothing came;

And all shall last,
From changes free;
His firm decree

Stands ever fast.
4 Let earth her tribute pay:

Praise him ye dreadful whales,
And fish that through the sea
Glide swist with glittring scales •

Fire, hail, and snow,
And misty air,
And winds that where

He bids them blow.

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