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4 Thou shalt the paths of life display,

That to thy presence lead;
Where pleasures dwell without allay,
And joys that never fade.

PSALM 17. L.M.

Anticipation of future glory. 1 WHAT sinners value, I resign ;

Lord, 'tis enough that thou art mine;
I shall behold thy blissful face,

And stand complete in righteousness. 2 This life's a dream, an empty show:

But the bright world to which I go
Hath joys substantial and sincere;

When shall I wake and find me there? 3 O glorious hour! O blest abode !

I shall be near and like my God;
And flesh and sin no more control

The sacred pleasures of the soul.
4 My flesh shall slumber in the ground,

the last trumpet's joyful sound; Then burst the chains with glad surprise, And in my Saviour's image rise.

PSALM 18. c. M. The Majesty and Mercy of God. v. 9, 11. 1 THE Lord descended from above,

And bow'd the heavens most high ; And underneath his feet he cast

The darkness of the sky, 2 On cherubim and seraphim

Full royally he rode;
And on the wings of mighty winds

Came flying all abroad.

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He sits serene upon the floods,

Their fury to restrain ;
And lie, as sovereign Lord and King,

For evermore shall reign.
The Lord will give his people strengtlı,

Whereby they shall increase ;
And he will bless his chosen lock

With everlasting peace.
PSALM 19. VERSION 1. L. M. D.

The heavens declare the glory of God."
THE spacious firmament on liigh,
With all the blue ethereal sky,
And spangled heavens, a shiving frame,
Their great Original proclaim.
The unwearied sun, from day to day,
Does his Creator's power display,
And publishes to every land
The work of an Almighty haud.
Soon as the evening shades prevail,
The moon takes up the wondrous tale;
And nightly, to the listening earth,
Repeats the story of hier birth;
While all the stars that round her burn,
And all the planets in their turn,
Confirm the tidings as they roll,
And spread the truth from pole to pole.
What though, in solemn silence, all
Move round this dark terrestrial ball!
What though no real voice nor sound
Amid their radiant orbs be found !
In reason's ear they all rejoice,
And utter forth a glorious voice;
For ever singing, as they shine,
“ The hand that made us is divine."

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PSALM 19. VERSION 2. L. M.

Excellence of revealed truth.
1 THE heavens declare thy glory, Lord;

In every star thy wisdom shines;
But when our eyes behold thy word,

We read thy name in fairer lines.
2 The rolling sun, the changing light,

And nights and days thy power confess ; But the blest volume thou has writ

Reveals thy justice and thy grace. 3 Sun, moon, and stars, convey thy praise

Round the whole earth, and never stand : So when thy truth began its race,

It touch'd and glanc'd on every land. 4 Nor shall thy spreading gospel rest,

Till through the world thy truth has run ;
Till Christ has all the nations blest,
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the light, or feel the sun. 5 Great Sun of Righteousness, arise ;

Bless the dark world with heavenly light: Thy gospel makes the simple wise:

Thy laws are pure, thy judgments right, 6 Thy noblest wonders here we view,

In souls renew'd, and sins forgiven:
Lord, cleanse our sins, our souls renew,
And make thy word our guide to heaven.

PSALM 19. VERSION 3. 78.

For purity of heart.. 12-14. 1

BLEST Instructor! from thy ways
Who can tell how oft he strays ?
Save from error's growth my mind,
Leave not, Lord one root behind.

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Cleanse me from the guilt that lies
Wrapt within my heart's disguise ;
Let me thence, by thee renew'd,
Each presumptuous sin exclude.
Let my tongue, from error free,
Speak the words approv'd by thee;
To thy all-observing eyes
Let my thoughts accepted rise.
While I thus thy name adore,
And thy healing grace implore,
Blest Redeemer! bow thine ear;
God my Strength! propitious hear.

PSALM 23. VERSION 1. C. M.

The Lord the Shepherd of his people. 1 MY Shepherd is the living Lord,

Nothing therefore I need;
In pastures fair, near pleasant streams,

He setteth me to feed.
2 He doth convert and glad my soul,

And bring my mind in frame,
To walk in paths of righteousness,

For his most holy name. 3 Yea, though I walk through death s dark rale,

Yet will I fear no ill;
Thy rod and staff they comfort me,

And thou art with me still.
4 Goodness and mercy all my days

Shall surely follow me;
And in God's house for evermore

My dwelling place shall be.

PSALM 19. VERSION 2. L. M.

Excellence of revealed truth.
1 THE heavens declare thy glory, Lord;

In every star thy wisdom shines;
But when our eyes behold thy word,

We read thy name in fairer lines.
2 The rolling sun, the changing light,

And nights and days thy power confess ; But the blest volume thou has writ

Reveals thy justice and thy grace. 3 Sun, moon, and stars, convey thy praise

Round the whole earth, and never stand : So when thy truth began its race,

It touch'd and glanc'd on every land. 4 Nor shall thy spreading gospel rest,

Till through the world thy truth has run ; Till Christ has all the nations blest,

That see the light, or feel the sun. 5 Great Sun of Righteousness, arise ;

Bless the dark world with heavenly light: Thy gospel makes the simple wise :

Thy laws are pure, thy judgments right. 6 Thy noblest wonders here we view,

In souls renew'd, and sins forgiven:
Lord, cleanse our sins, our souls renew,
And make thy word our guide to heaven.

PSALM 19. VERSION 3. 79.

For purity of heart.-v. 12-14.
1 BLEST Instructor! from thy ways

Who can tell how oft he strays?
Save from error's growth my mind,
Leave not, Lord one root behind.

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