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2 Those who on thee rely,
Let no disgrace attend;
As wilfully offend.
And lead me in thy way;
On thee I wait all day.
O LORD, recall to mind;
As thou wert ever, kind. 5 Let all my youthful crimes
Be blotted out by thee;
In mercy think on me. 6 His mercy and his truth
The righteous LORD displays,
And teaching them his ways. 7 He those in justice guides
Who his direction seek;
The humble and the meek.
Both truth and mercy shine,
To his blest will incline. 9 Since mercy is the grace
That most exalts thy fame,
And so advance thy name. 10 Whoe'er with humble fear,
To God his duty pays,
In all his righteous ways. 11 For God to all his saints
His secret will imparts,
In their obedient hearts. 12 To Israel's chosen race
Continue ever kind;
Let them thy succor find.
PSALM 21. C. M.
From the xxvi. Psalm of David. 1 JUDGE me, O LORD, for I the paths
of righteousness have trod; I shall not fail, who all my trust
Repose on thee, my God.
And round thine altar go ;.
And thence thy wonders show.
How thy renown excels;
In which thine honor dwells,
PSALM 22. C, M.
From the xxyii. Psalm of David.
Is saving health and light?
What can my soul affright?
I earnestly desire;
And of his will inquire.
In times of deep distress ; And safe, as on a rock, abide
In that secure recess.
Thou kindly dost advise ;
My grateful heart replies.
Nor me in wrath reject;
Thou didst so oft protect.
Me, in my wo, forsake,
Wilt care and pity take.
My ways directly guide;
Should see me tread aside.
* Extract from the Journal of the General Convention, 1832. "4. Resolved, As the sense and declaration of this Convention, that so much of the rubrics in the form of consecration of a church or chapel as requires the singing of 'Psalm 26, verses 6, 7, and 8,' will hereafter be duly complied with by singing verses 2 and 3, in the selection from the 26th Psalm, included in the Psalms in Metrc authorized by these resolutions to be set forth."
8 I trusted that my future life
Should with thy love be crown'd; Or else my fainting soul had sunk,
With sorrow compassid round.
Who will inspire thy breast
And leave to him the rest.
PSALM 23. C. M.
From the xviii. Psalm of David.
His praise I will resound,
A gracious answer found.
Has trusted in his Name;
His praises shall proclaim.
Is my defence and rock,
Of his anointed flock.
Thy heritage preserve ;
That they may never swerve.
PSALM 24. L. M.
From the xxix. Psalm of David. 1 YE that in might and power excel,
Your grateful sacrifice prepare; God's glorious actions loudly tell,
His wondrous power to all declare. 2 To his great Name fresh altars raise ;
Devoutly due respect afford ; Him in his holy temple praise,
Where he's with solemn state adored. 3 'Tis he that, with amazing noise,
The watery clouds in sunder breaks ; The ocean trembles-at his voice,
When he from heaven in thunder speaks. 4 How full of power his voice appears !
With what majestic terror crown'd! Which from their roots tall cedars tears,
And strews their scatter'd branches round. 5 God rules the angry floods on high ;
His boundless sway shall never cease ;
And bless his own with constant peace.
PSALM 25. C. M.
1 IN my distress to God I cried,
Who kindly did relieve,
My hopeless life retrieve.
With songs of praise repair ;
And providential care.
His favor no decay ;
With joy's returning day.
Thy praise in grateful verse; And, as thy favors endless are, Thy endless praise rehearse.
PSALM 26. S. M.
From the mi. Psalm of David
For still I trust in thee;
From danger set me free. 2 Bow down thy gracious ear,
And speedy succor send ;
To shelter and defend. 3 To thee, the God of truth,
My life, and all that 's mine, (For thou preserv'st me from my youth)
I willingly resign.
I on thy help repose:
My soul with comfort knows. 5 Whate'er events betide,
Thy wisdom times them all; Then, LORD, thy servant safely hide
From those that seek his fall. 6 The brightness of thy face
To me, O LORD, disclose ;
Preserve me from my foes. 7 How great thy mercies are
To such as fear thy Name, Which thou, for those that trust thy care,
Dost to the world proclaim:
8 O all ye saints, the LORD
With eager love pursue;
And give the proud their due. 9 Ye that on God rely,
PSALM 27. L. M.
From the xxxii. Psalm of David. 1 HE 'S blest, whose sins have pardon gain'd,
No more in judgment to appear; Whose guilt remission has obtain'd,
And whose repentance is sincere. 2 No sooner I my wound disclosed,
The guilt that tortured me within, But thy forgiveness interposed,
And mercy's healing balm pour'd in. 3 Sorrows on sorrows multiplied,
The harden'd sinner shall confound; But them who in His truth confide,
Blessings of mercy shall surround. 4 His saints, that have perform'd his laws,
Their life in triumph shall employ ; Let them, as they alone have cause,
In grateful raptures shout for joy.
PART I. 1 LET all the just to God, with joy,
Their cheerful voices raise ; For well the righteous it becomes
To sing glad songs of praise.
In joyful concert meet;
The harmony complete.
His works with truth abound; He justice loves; and all the earth
Is with his goodness crown'd. 4 By his almighty word at first,
The heavenly arch was rear'd ; And all the beauteous hosts of light
At his command appear'd.
Before him trembling stand;
'T was fix'd at his command.