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3 Consider that the righteous man

12 To righteous men, the righteous Lord is God's peculiar choice;

his blessing will extend; And when to him I make my prayer,

And with his favour all his saints, he always hears my voice.

as with a shield, defend. 4 Then stand in awe of his commands,

PSALM 6. flee every thing that's ill,

WHY dreadful anger, Lord, restrain, Commune in private with your hearts, and bend them to his will.

Correct me not in thy fierce wrath, 5 The place of other sacrifice

too heavy to be borne. let righteousness supply ;

2 Have mercy, Lord; for I grow faint, And let your hope, securely fix'd,

unable to endure on God alone rely.

The anguish of my aching bones, 6 While worldly minds impatient grow

which thou alone canst cure. more prosperous times to see ;

3 My tortured flesh distracts my mind, Still let the glories of thy face

and fills my soul with grief; shine brightly, Lord, on me.

But, Lord, how long wilt thou delay 7 So shall my heart o'erflow with joy,

to grant me thy relief? more lasting and more true

4 Thy wonted goodness, Lord, repeat, Than theirs, who stores of corn and wine

and ease my troubled soul ; successively renew.

Lord, for thy wondrous mercy's sake, 8 Then down in peace I'll lay my head, vouchsafe to make me whole. and take my needful rest;

5 For after death no more can I No other guard, O Lord, I crave,

thy glorious acts proclaim, of thy defence possessid.

No prisoners of the silent grave
PSALM 5.

can magnify thy name. LORD: hear the voice of my complaint,

6 Quite tired with pain, with groaning faint,

no hope of ease I see; 2 To thee alone, my King, my God, The night, that quiets common griefs, will I for help repair.

is spent in tears by me. 3 Thou in the morn my voice shalt hear, 7 My beauty fades, my sight grows dim and with the dawning day

my eyes with weakness close; To thee devoutly I'll look up,

Old age o'ertakes me, whilst I think to thee devoutly pray.

on my insulting foes. 4 For thou the wrongs that I sustain 8 Depart, ye wicked; in my wrongs can'st never, Lord, approve,

ye shall no more rejoice; Who from thy sacred dwelling-place

For God, I find, accepts my tears, all evil dost remove.

and listens to my voice. 6 Not long shall stubborn fools remain 9, 10 He hears, and grants my humble prayer ; unpunish'd in thy view;

and they that wish my fall, All such as act unrighteous things

Shall blush and rage to see that God thy vengeance shall pursue.

protects me from them all. 6 The slandering tongue, O God of truth,

PSALM 7. by thee shall be destroyd, Who hat'st alike the man in blood

my trust alone in thee, and in deceit employd.

From all my persecutors' rage 7 But when thy boundless grace shall me

do thou deliver me. to thy loved courts restore,

2 To save me from my threat'ning foe, On thee I'll fix my longing eyes,

Loni, interpose thy power; and humbly thee adore.

Lest, like a savage lion, he 8 Conduct me by thy righteous laws,

my helpless soul devour. for watchful is my foe;

3, 4 If I am guilty, or did e'er Therefore, O Lord, make plain the way against his peace combine ; wherein I ought to go

Nav, if I had not spared his life, 9 Their mouth vents nothing but deceit;

who sought unjustly mine; their heart is set on wrong;

5 Let then to persecuting foes Their throat is a devouring grare ;

my soul become a prey; they fatter with their tougue.

Let them to earth tread down my life, 10 By their own counsels let them fall

in dust my honour lay. ouess id with loads of sin ;

6 Arise, and let thine anger, Lord, For thes against the righteous laws

in any defence eagage ; have hanien'd rebels been.

Exalt tárself abore my foes, 11 But les all those who trust in thee,

and their insulting rage : with shouts their jor proclaim;

Awake, awake, in my beball, Let them rejoice whom thoa presery'st, the judgment to dispense, and all that love thy rame.

Which thou hast righteously ordaind

for injured innocence.

O LORD Goes

the have placed

7 So to thy throne, adoring crowds

PSALM 9. shall still for justice fly : Oh! therefore, for their sake, resume

TO wil my heart prepare ;

celebrate thy praise, O Lord, thy judgment-seat on high.

To all the listening world, thy works, 8 Impartial Judge of all the world,

thy wondrous works declare. I trust my cause to thee;

2 The thought of them shall to my soul According to my just deserts,

Exalted pleasures bring; so let thy sentence be.

Whilst to thy name, 0 thou Most High, 9 Let wicked arts and wicked men

triumphant praise I sing. together be o'erthrown;

3 Thou mad'st my haughty foes to turn But guard the just, thou God, to whom

their backs in shameful Night: the hearts of both are known.

Struck with thy presence, down they fell, 10, 11 God me protects, not only me,

they perish'd at thy sight. but all of upright beart;

4 Against insulting foes advanced, And daily lays up wrath for those

thou didst my cause maintain ; who from his laws depart.

My right asserting from thy throne, 12 If they persist, he whets his sword, where truth and justice reign. his bow stands ready bent;

6 The insolence of heathen pride 13 Ev’n now, with swift destruction wing'd, thou hast reduced to shame; his pointed shafts are sent.

Their wicked offspring quite destroyed, 14 The plots are fruitless which my foe and blotted out their name. unjustly did conceive;

6 Mistaken foes, your haughty threats 15 The pit he digg’d for me, has proved are to a period come; his own untimely grave.

Our city stands, which you design'd 16 On his own head his spite returns,

to make our common tomb. whilst I from barm am free;

7, 8 The Lord for ever lives, who has On him the violence is fall'n,

his righteous throne prepared, which he design'd for me.

Impartial justice to dispense, 17 Therefore will I the righteous ways

to punish or reward. of Providence proclaim ;

9 God is a constant sure defence I'll sing the praise of God most high,

against oppressing rage; and celebrate his name.

As troubles rise, bis needful aids
PSALM 8.

in our behalf engage.
, bow

10 All those who have his goodness proved within this earthly frame,

will in bis truth confide; Through all the world how great art thou ! Whose mercy ne'er forsook the man how glorious is thy name?

that on his help rely’d. In heaven thy wondrous acts are sung, 11 Sing praises therefore to the Lord, nor fully reckon'd there;

from Zion, bis abode; 2 And yet thou mak’st the infant tongue Proclaim his deeds, till all the world thy boundless praise declare.

confess no other God. Through thee the weak confound the strong,

PART II. and crush their haughty foes;

12 When he inquiry makes for blood, And so thou quell'st the wicked throng,

he'll call the poor to mind : that thee and thine oppose.

The injured humble man's complaint 3 When heav'n, thy beauteous work on high,

relief from bim shall find. employs my wondering sight;

13 Take pity on my troubles, Lord, The moon, that nightly rules the sky,

which spiteful foes create, with stars of feebler light;

Thou that hast rescued me so oft 4 What's man, say I, that, Lord, thou lov'st

from death's devouring gate. to keep him in thy mind ?

14 In Sion then I'll sing thy praise Or what his offspring, that thou prov'st

to all that love thy name; to them so wondrous kind ?

And, with loud shouts of grateful joy, 6 Him next in power thou didst create

thy saving power proclaim. to thy celestial train ;

15 Deep in the pit they digg'd for me, 6 Ordain'd, with dignity and state,

the heathen pride is laid; o'er all thy works to reign.

Their guilty feet to their own snare 7 They jointly own his powerful sway;

are heedlessly betray'd. the beasts that prey or graze;

16 Thus, by the just return he makes, 8 The bird that wings its airy way;

the mighty Lord is known; the fish that cuts the seas.

While wicked men by their own plots, 90 thou, to whom all creatures bow

are shamefully o’erthrown. within this earthly frame,

17 No single sinner shall escape, Through all the world how great art thou ! by privacy obscured ; how glorious is thy name!

Nor nation, from his just revenge,

by numbers be secured.

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THXdreadful anger, Lord, restrain,

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3 Consider that the righteous man

| 19 To righteous men, the righteous Lord is God's peculiar choice;

his blessing will extend; And when to him I make my prayer,

And with his favour all his saints, he always hears my voice.

as with a shield, defend. 4 Then stand in awe of his commands,

PSALM 6.
flee every thing that's ill,

THY
Commune in private with your hearts,

and spare a
and bend them to his will.

Correct me not in thy fierce wrath, 5 The place of other sacrifice

too heavy to be borne. let righteousness supply;

2 Have mercy, Lord; for I grow faint, And let your hope, securely fix'd,

unable to endure on God alone rely.

The anguish of my aching bones, 6 While worldly minds impatient grow

which thou alone canst cure. more prosperous times to see ;

3 My tortured flesh distracts my mind, Still let the glories of thy face

and fills my soul with grief ; shive brightly, Lord, on me.

But, Lord, how long wilt thou delay 7 So shall my heart o'erflow with joy,

to grant me thy relief ? more lasting and more true

4 Thy wonted goodness, Lord, repeat, Than theirs, who stores of corn and wine

and ease my troubled soul ;
successively renew.

Lord, for thy wondrous mercy's sake,
8 Then down in peace I'll lay my head, vouchsafe to make me whole.
and take my needful rest ;

5 For after death no more can I
No other guard, O Lord, I crave,

thy glorious acts proclaim,
of thy defence possessid.

No prisoners of the silent grave
PSALM 5.

can magnify thy name.
ORD, hear the voice of my complaint, 6 Quite tired with pain, with groaning faint,
accept my secret prayer;

no hope of ease I see ; 2 To thee alone, my King, my God,

The night, that quiets common griefs,
will I for help repair.

is spent in tears by me.
3 Thou in the morn my voice shalt hear, 7 My beauty fades, my sight grows dim
and with the dawning day

my eyes with weakness close;
To thee devoutly I'll look up,

Old age o'ertakes me, whilst I think
to thee devoutly pray.

on my insulting foes.
4 For thou the wrongs that I sustain 8 Depart, ye wicked ; in my wrongs
can'st never, Lord, approve,

ye shall no more rejoice ;
Who from thy sacred dwelling-place

For God, I find, accepts my tears, all evil dost remove.

and listens to my voice. 6 Not long shall stubborn fools remain 9, 10 He hears, and grants my humble prayer; unpunish'd in thy view;

and they that wish my fall, All such as act unrighteous things

Shall blush and rage to see that God thy vengeance shall pursue.

protects me from them all. 6 The slandering tongue, O God of truth,

PSALM 7. by thee shall be destroy'd,

O LORDOM, Godsince I have placed Who hat'st alike the man in blood and in deceit employ'd.

From all my persecutors' rage 7 But when thy boundless grace shall me

do thou deliver me. to thy loved courts restore,

2 To save me from my threat'ning foe, On thee I'll fix my longing eyes,

Lord, interpose thy power; and humbly thee adore.

Lest, like a savage lion, he 8 Conduct me by thy righteous laws,

my helpless soul devour. for watchful is

3, 4 If I am guilty, or did e'er Therefore, O Lord, make plain the way against his peace combine ; wherein I ought to go.

Nay, if I had not spared his life, 9 Their mouth vents nothing but deceit;

who sought unjustly mine; their heart is set on wrong;

5 Let then to persecuting foes Their throat is a devouring grave;

my soul become a prey; they flatter with their tongue.

Let them to earth tread down my life, 10 By their own counsels let them fall

in dust my honour lay. oppress'd with loads of sin ;

6 Arise, and let thine anger, Lord, For they against thy righteous laws

in my defence engage; have harden'd rebels been.

Exalt thyself above my foes, 11 But let all those who trust in thee,

and their insulting rage : with shouts their joy proclaim ;

Awake, awake, in my behalf, Let them rejoice whom thou preserv'st, the judgment to dispense, and all that love thy name.

Which thou hast righteously ordain'd

for injured innocence.

my foe;

7 So to thy throne, adoring crowds

PSALM 9. shall still for justice fy: Oh! therefore, for their sake, resume

TO wilt my heart prepare

celebrate thy praise, O Lord, thy judgment-seat on high.

To all the listening world, thy works, 8 Impartial Judge of all the world,

thy wondroựs works declare. I trust my cause to thee;

2 The thought of them shall to my soul According to my just deserts,

Exalted pleasures bring; so let thy sentence be.

Whilst to thy name, 0 thou Most High, 9 Let wicked arts and wicked men

triumphant praise I sing. together be o'erthrown ;

3 Thou mad'st my haughty foes to turn But guard the just, thou God, to whom

their backs in shameful night : the hearts of both are known.

Struck with thy presence, down they fell, 10, 11 God me protects, not only me,

they perish'd at thy sight. but all of upright beart;

4 Against insulting foes advanced, And daily lays up wrath for those

thou didst my cause maintain ; who from his laws depart.

My right asserting from thy throne, 12 If they persist, he whets his sword, where truth and justice reign. his bow stands ready bent ;

6 The insolence of heathen pride 13 Ev’n now, with swift destruction wing'd, thou hast reduced to shame ; his pointed shafts are sent.

Their wicked otfspring quite destroyed, 14 The plots are fruitless which my foe and blotted out their name. unjustly did conceive;

6 Mistaken foes, your haughty threats 15 The pit he digg’d for me, has proved are to a period come; his own untimely grave.

Our city stands, which you design'd 16 On his own head his spite returns,

to make our common tomb. whilst I from barm am free;

7, 8 The Lord for ever lives, who has On him the violence is fall'n,

his righteous throne prepared, which he design’d for me.

Impartial justice to dispense, 17 Therefore will I the righteous ways to punish or reward. of Providence proclaim ;

9 God is a constant sure defence I'll sing the praise of God most high,

against oppressing rage; and celebrate his name.

As troubles rise, his needful aids
PSALM 8.

in our behalf engage. O bow

10 All those who have his goodness proved within this earthly frame,

will in his truth confide; Through all the world how great art thou ! Whose mercy ne'er forsook the man how glorious is thy name?

that on his help rely’d. In heaven thy wondrous acts are sung, 11 Sing praises therefore to the Lord, nor fully reckon'd there;

from Zion, bis abode ; 2 And yet thou mak'st the infant tongue Proclaim his deeds, till all the world thy boundless praise declare.

confess no other God. Through thee the weak confound the strong,

PART II. and crush their haughty foes;

12 When he inquiry makes for blood, And so thou quellist the wicked throng, he'll call the poor to mind : that thee and thine oppose.

The injured humble man's complaint 3 When heav'n, thy beauteous work on high,

relief from him shall find. employs my wondering sight;

13 Take pity on my troubles, Lord, The moon, that nightly rules the sky,

which spiteful foes create, with stars of feebler light;

Thou that hast rescued me so oft 4 What's man, say I, that, Lord, thou lov'st

from death's devouring gate. to keep him in thy mind ?

14 In Sion then I'll sing thy praise Or what his offspring, that thou prov'st

to all that love thy name; to them so wondrous kind ?

And, with loud shouts of grateful joy, 6 Him next in power thou didst create

thy saving power proclaim. to thy celestial train ;

15 Deep in the pit they digg'd for me, 6 Ordain’d, with dignity and state,

the heathen pride is laid; o'er all thy works to reign.

Their guilty feet to their own snare 7 They jointly own his powerful sway;

are heedlessly betray'd. the beasts that prey or graze ;

16 Thus, by the just return he makes, 8 The bird that wings its airy way;

the mighty Lord is known ; the fish that cuts the seas.

While wicked men by their own plots, 9 O thou, to whom all creatures bow

are shamefully o’erthrown. within this earthly frame,

17 No single sinner shall escape, Through all the world how great art thou ! by privacy obscured ; how glorious is thy name!

Nor nation, from his just revenge,

by numbers be secured.

THY

SINCI

18 His suffering saints, when most distress'd, 114 But sure thou seest, and all their deods be ne'er forgets to aid ;

impartially dost try; Their expectations shall be crown'd,

The orphan, therefore, and the poor, though for a time delay'd.

on thee for aid rely. 19 Arise, O Lord, assert thy power,

15 Defenceless let the wicked fall, and let not man o'ercome;

of all their strength bereft; Descend to judgment, and pronounce Confound, O God, their dark designs, the guilty heathen's doom.

till no remains are left. 20 Strike terror through the nations round, 16 Assert thy just dominion, Lord, till, by consenting fear,

which shall for ever stand; They to each other, and themselves,

Thou who the heathen didst expel but mortal men appear.

from this thy chosen land. PSALM 10.

17 Thou hear'st the humble supplicants PHY presence why withdraw'st thou, Lord? that to thy throne repair ; why hid'st thou now thy face,

Thou first preparost their hearts to pray, When dismal times of deep distress

and then accept'st their prayer. call for thy wonted grace ?

18 Thou,in thy righteous jndgment, weigh'st 2 The wicked, swell’d with lawless pride,

the fatherless and poor ; have made the poor their prey;

That so the tyrants of the earth O let them fall by those designs

may persecute no more. which they for others lay.

PSALM 11. 3 For straight they triumph, if success VINCE I have placed my trust in God, their thriving crimes attend;

a refuge always nigh, And sordid wretches, whom God hates, Why should I, like a timorous bird, perversely they commend.

to distant mountains fly? 4 To own a power above themselves,

2 Behold, the wicked bend their bow, their haughty pride disdains;

and ready fix their dart, And therefore in their stubborn mind

Lurking in ambush to destroy no thought of God remains.

the men of upright heart. 5 Oppressive methods they pursue,

13 When once the firm assurance fails, and all their foes they slight;

which public faith imparts, Because thy judgments unobserved,

'Tis time for innocence to fly are far above their sight.

from such deceitful arts. 6 They fondly think their prosperous state 14 The Lord hath both a temple here, shall unmolested be;

and righteous throne above; They think their vain designs shall thrive, Where he surveys the sons of men, from all misfortunes free.

and how their councils move. ✔ Vain and deceitful is their speech,

5 If God the righteous, whom he loves, with curses filld, and lies;

for trial does correct, By which the mischief of their heart

What must the sons of violence, they study to disguise.

whom he abhors, expect? 8 Near public roads they lie conceald,

6 Snares, fire, and brimstone, on their heads and all their art employ,

shall in one tempest shower; The innocent and poor at once

This dreadful mixture his revenge to rifle and destroy.

into their

cup 9 Not lions, couching in their dens,

7 The righteous Lord will righteous deeds surprise their heedless prey

with signal favour grace, With greater cunning, or express

And to the upright man disclose more savage rage than they.

the brightness of his face. 10 Sometimes they act the harmless man,

PSALM 12. and modest looks they wear ;

VINCE godly men decay, O Lord,
That so deceived, the poor may less
their sudden onset fear.

For scarce these wretched times afford
PART II.

one just and faithful friend. 11 For God, they think, no notice takes 2 One neighbour now can scarce believe of their unrighteous deeds;

what t'other does impart; He never minds the suffering poor,

With flattering lips they all deceive, nor their oppression heeds.

and with a double heart. 12 But thou, O Lord, at length arise, 3 But lips that with deceit abound stretch forth thy mighty arm;

can never prosper long; And, by the greatness of thy power, God's righteous vengeance will confound defend the poor from harm.

the proud blaspheming tongue. 13 No longer let the wicked vaunt,

4 In vain those foolish boasters say, and, proudly boasting, say,

“ Our tongues are sure our own; “ Tush, God regards not what we do. " With doubtful words we'll still betray, “ he never will repay."

it and be controllid by none."

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