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8. The Lord shall make good his loving-kindness toward me : yea, thy mercy, O LORD, endureth for over ; despise not then the works of thine own hands. Amen.

(GREENE, W. HAYES, BECKWITH sen.

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PSALM xxxiv. 1. I WILL give thanks unto the LORD : his praise shall ever be in my mouth.

cxvii. 2. For his merciful kindness is ever more and more towards us, and the truth of the LORD endureth for ever.

xxxiv. 3. O praise the Lord with me : let us exalt his name together. Hallelujah. Amen.

[G. J. ELVEY.

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PSALM xxxiv. 1. I will alway give thanks unto the LORD : his praise shall ever be in my mouth.

2. My soul shall make her boast in the LORD : the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.

3. O praise the Lord with me : and let us magnify his Name together.

4. I sought the LORD, and he heard me : yea, he delivered me out of all

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fear. 6. Lo, the poor crieth, and the LORD heareth him : yea, and saveth him out of all his troubles.

7. The angel of the LORD tarrieth round about them that fear him : and delivereth them.

8. O taste, and see, how gracious the LORD is : blessed is the man that trusteth in him.

9. O fear the LORD, ye that are his saints : for they that fear him lack nothing.

10. The lions do lack, and suffer hunger : but they who seek the LORD shall want no manner of thing that is good.

11. Come, ye children, and hearken unto me: I will teach

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the fear of the LORD.

13. Keep thy tongue from evil : and thy lips, that they speak no guile.

22. The LORD delivereth the souls of his servants : and all they that put their trust in him shall not be destitute.

lxxi. 18. O what great troubles and adversities hast thou shewed me! yet didst thou turn and refresh me : yea, and broughtest me from the deep of the earth again.

ix. 2. Therefore will I be glad and rejoice in thee : yea, my songs will I make of thy Name, I thou most Highest.

Ivii. 10. I will give thanks unto thee, O LORD, among the people : and I will sing unto thee, O LORD, among the nations. Hallelujah. Amen.

[CROFT, KING, BOND, BOYCE, NORRIS, BECKWITH

sen., EBDon, CLARKE WHITFIELD, EVANS.

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PSALM vii. 18. I will give thanks unto the LORD according to his righteousness : and I will praise the Name of the LORD most High.

cxlv. 15. The eyes of all wait upon thee, O LORD, and thou givest them their meat in due season.

16. Thou openest thy hand : and fillest all things living with plenteousness.

civ. 29. But when thou hidest thy face they are troubled : when thou takest away their breath, they die, and are turned again to their dust.

30. When thou lettest thy breath go forth again, they shall be made : and thou shalt renew the face of the earth.

33. I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live : I will praise my God while I have my being.

cxlv. 21. My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD, and let all flesh give thanks.

2. Every day will I give thanks : and praise thy Name evermore. Hallelujah.

[HAYDN.

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PSALM lxix. 31. I will praise the Name of God with a song : and magnify it with thanksgiving.

35. Let heaven and earth praise him : the sea, and all that moveth therein.

Matt. xxi. 9. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who cometh in the Name of the LORD. Amen.

[MOZART, ARNOLD.

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PSALM xxxix. 1. I will take heed unto my ways : that I offend not in my tongue.

4. My heart was hot within me, and while I was thus musing the fire kindled : and at the last I spake with my tongue;

5. LORD, let me know mine end, and the number of my days : that I may be certified how long I have to live.

8. And now, LORD, what is my hope : truly my hope is even in thee. (LORD MOUNT EDGCOMBE.

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PSALM cxxi. 1. I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills : from whence cometh my help.

2. My help cometh even from the LORD : who hath made heaven and earth.

3. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved : and he that keepeth thee will not sleep.

4. Behold, he that keepeth Israel : shall neither slumber nor sleep:

5. The Lord himself is thy keeper : the LORD is thy defence upon thy right hand ;

6. So that the sun shall not burn thee by day : neither the moon by night.

7. The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil : yea, it is even he that shall keep thy soul.

8. The LORD shall preserve thy going out, and thy coming in : from this time forth for evermore.

[Weldon, CLARKE WHITFIELD.

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PSALM xviii. 2. I WILL call upon the LORD, which is worthy to be praised : so shall I be safe from mine enemies.

6. So shall he hear my voice out of his holy temple, and my complaint shall come before him : it shall enter even into his ears.

9. He bowed the heavens also, and came down, and it was dark under his feet.

10. He rode upon the cherubims, and did fly : he came flying upon the wings of the wind. [DARE.

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PSALM Xl. I WAITED patiently for the LORD : and he inclined unto me, and heard my calling.

2. He brought me also out of the horrible pit, out of the mire and clay : and set my feet upon the rock, and ordered my goings.

3. And he hath put a new song in my mouth : even a thanksgiving unto our God.

4. Many shall see it, and fear : and shall put their trust in the LORD.

5. Blessed is the man that hath set his hope in the LORD : and not turned back unto the proud, and to such as go about with lies.

16. O LORD, let it be thy pleasure to deliver me : make haste, O LORD, to help me.

17. Let them be ashamed, and confounded together, that seek after my soul to destroy it : let them be driven backward, and put to rebuke, that wish me evil.

19. Let those that seek thee be joyful and glad in thee : and let all such as love thy salvation say alway, The Lord be praised.

20. As for me, I am poor and needy: but the LORD careth for me.

21. Thou art my helper and redeemer : make no long tarrying, O my God.

xii. 6. I will sing of the LORD, because he hath dealt so lovingly with me : yea I will praise the Name of the Lord most Highest. Hallelujah. Amen.

[Croft, BATTISHILL, BELLAMY.

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1. I WILL exalt thee, O LORD, for thou hast defended me : and not suffered mine enemies to have their pleasure upon me.

2. O Lord my God, I have cried unto thee : and thou hast healed me.

3. LORD, thou hast brought my soul out of hell : thou hast preserved me from them that descend into the pit.

[DR. TYE.

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Psalm cxliv. 9. I will sing a new song unto thee, O LORD : and sing praises unto thee upon a ten-stringed lute.

10. Thou hast given victory unto kings : and hast delivered thy servant from the peril of the sword.

11. Save me, and deliver me from the hand of strange children : whose mouth talketh of vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of iniquity.

13. That our garners may be full and plenteous with all manner of store : that our sheep may bring forth thousands and ten thousands in our streets.

15. Happy are the people that are in such a case : yea, blessed are the people who have the Lord for their God.

[WISE.

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PSALM xlv. 18. I will remember thy Name, O Lord : from one generation to another.

xlvi. 11. The LORD of hosts is with us : the God of Jacob is our refuge.

xlvii. 1. O clap your hands together, all ye people : O sing unto God with the voice of melody.

2. For the LORD is high and to be feared : he is the great King of all the earth.

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