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I love the men of heav'nly birth,
Whose thoughts and language are divine.
PSALM 16. Second Part. L. M.

The sufficiency of Christ.
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OW fast their guilt and sorrows rise,

Who haste to seek some idol-god :
I will not taste their sacrifice,

Their offrings of forbidden blood. 2 My God provides a richer cup, ,

And nobler food to live upon;
He for my life hath offer'd up

Jesus, his best beloved Son.
3 His love is my perpetual feast;

By day his councils guide me right :
And be his name for ever blest,

Who gives me sweet advice by night. 4 I set him still before mine eyes ;

At my right hand he stands prepar'd
To keep my soul from all surprise,
And be my everlasting guard.

PSALM 16. Third Part. L. M.

Support in death, and hope of the resurrection. 1 WHEN God is nigh, my faith is strong ;

His arm is my almighty prop : Be glad my heart, rejoice my tongue ;

My dying flesh shall rest in hope. 2 Tho' in the dust I lay my head,

Yet, gracious God, thou will not leave
My soul for ever with the dead :

For Christ hath triumph'd o'er the grave. 3 My flesh shall thy first call obey,

Shake off the dust, and rise on high :
Then shalt thou lead the wond'rous way,
Up to thy throne above the sky.

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4 There streams of endless pleasure flow;

And full discov’ries of thy grace
(Which we but tasted here. below)
Spread heav'nly joys thro' all the place.
PSALM 16. Fourth Part.

Fourth Part. C, M.

Divine goodness and counsel. 1 SAVE me, O Lord, from ev'ry foe ;

: Tho' all the good, that I can do,

Can ne'er deserve thy grace.
2 Yet, here, thy children to sustain

Shall be my lov'd employ;
Thy children, first and best of men,

My friends, my highest joy.
3 Let heathens to their idols haste,

And worship' wood, or stone ; But my delightful lot is cast

Where the true God is known.
4 The Lord provides my constant food,

He fills my daily cup;
Much am I pleas'd with present good,

But more rejoice in hope.
5 God is my portion and my joy,

His counsels are my light:
He gives me sweet advice by day,

And gentle hints by night.
6 My soul would all her thoughts approve

To his all-seeing eye:
Not death nor hell my hope shall move,
While such a friend is nigh.
PSALM 17. First Part. S. M.

The portion of Saints and Sinners.
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A RISE, my gracious God,

And make the wicked flee :

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They are but thy chastising rod,

To drive thy saints to thee. 2 Behold the sinner dies,

His haughty words are vain : Here in this life his pleasure lies,

And all beyond is pain. 3 Then let his pride advance,

And boast of all his store : The Lord is my inheritance,

My soul can wish no more. 4 I shall behold the face

Of my forgiving God;
And stand complete in righteousness,

Wash'd in my Saviour's blood. 5 There's a new heav'n begun

When I awake from death,
Drest in the likeness of thy Son,

And draw immortal breath.
PSALM 17. Second Part. L. M.

The hope and heaven of believers.
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ORD, I am thine ; but thou wilt prove

My faith, my patience, and my love :
When men of spite against me join,
They are the sword, the hand is thine.
2 Their hope and portion lie below ;

'Tis all the happiness they know ;
'Tis all they seek; they take their shares,

And leave the rest among their heirs.
3 What sinners value I resign:
Lord, 'tis enough that thou art mine.
I shall behold thy blissful face,

And stand complete in righteousness. 4 This life's a dream, an empty show;

But the bright world to which I go,

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Hath joys substantial and sincere ;

When shall I wake and find me there? 5 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.
6 My flesh shall slumber in the ground,

'Till the last trumpet's joyful sound ;
Then burst the chains with sweet surprise,
And in my Saviour's image rise.
PSALM 18. First Part. L. M.

Deliverance from despair. 1 NHEE will I love, O Lord, my strength,

My rock, my tower, my high defence : Thy mighty arm shall be my trust :

For I have found salvation thence. 2 Death, and the terrors of the

grave, Spread over me their dismal shade; While floods of high temptations rose,

And made my sinking soul afraid. 3 I saw the opening gates of hell

With endless pains and sorrows there,
Which none but they that feel, can tell ;

While I was hurry'd to despair. 4. In my distress I call'd my God,

When I could scarce believe him mine :
He bow'd his ear to my complaints ;

Then did his grace appear divine. 5 With speed he flew to my relief,

As on a cherub's wing he rode :
Awful and bright as lightning shone

The face of my deliv'rer, God. 6 Temptations fled at his rebuke,

Dispell’d by his almighty breath :

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He sent salvation from on high,

And drew me from the depths of death.
1 Great were my fears, my foes were great;

Much was their strength, and more their
But Christ, my Lord, is conqu’ror still, [rage;
In all the wars that devils wage.
8 My song for ever shall record
That terrible, that joyful hour;
And give the glory to the Lord
Due to his mercy and his pow'r.
PSALM 18. Second Part. L. M.
Christian Sincerity.

, Hast made thy truth and love appear : : Before mine eyes I set thy laws,

And thou has own'd my righteous cause. 2 Since I have learn'd thy holy ways,

I've walk'd upright before thy face :
And if my feet from thee depart,

It grieves my soul, it wounds my heart, 3 What sore temptations broke my rest !

What wars and strugglings in my breast !
But, thro? thy grace that reigns within,

I guard against my darling sin.
4 The sin that close besets me still,

That works and strives against my will :
When shall thy Spirit's sov’reign pow'r

Destroy it, that it rise no more?
Ś With an impartial hand, the Lord

Deals out to mortals their reward :
The kind and faithful soul shall find

A God all faithful and most kind. 6. The just and pure shall ever say,

Thou art more pure, more just than they :

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