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PSALM 11.

Christ's kingdom universal.

1 Thy will, great Father, I obey ;

Pleas'd I accept the offer'd sway,
And through the earth's extended frame

The counsels of thy love proclaim.
2 “ Thou art my Son, on this blest day

“ Begotten ; (thus I hear Thee say ;) « Prefer thy wish, and to thy hand,

“ Lo ! I consign each heathen land. 3 “ I bid Thee rule the nations round,

" Far as to earth's remotest bound; “ Though join'd in firmest league, thy foes

“ With vain attempt thy pow'r oppose." 4 Ye kings, from error's sleep arise,

Ye judges of the earth, be wise ;
And, warm’d with duteous zeal, conspire

To serve with joy th' eternal Sire. 5 0, lest ye perish from the way

That leads to realms of endless day,
With awful love, with holy fear,
His Son, the world's great hope, revere.

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1 Thou, O great God, art my defence,

On Thee my hopes rely ;
Thou art my glory, and shalt yet

Lift up my head on high.
2 For whensoe'er in my distress

To Thee I made my pray’r,
Thou heard'st me from thy holy hill,

Why should I now despair ?
3 Guarded by Thee I laid me down,

My sweet repose to take ;
For I through Thee securely sleep,

Through Thee in safety wake. 4 Salvation to the Lord belongs,

He only can defend :
His blessing he extends to all

That on his pow'r depend.

PSALM IV.-(0.V.)

Commune with your own heart." 1 STAND ye in awe before the Lord ;

· From sinful ways depart; And in your chamber secretly,

Examine well your heart.

2 Offer to God the sacrifice

Of righteousness and praise ; And look, that in the living Lord

Ye put your trust always.
3 While many still on earthly stores

Their hopes and wishes place,
Grant me, O Lord, thy countenance,

Thy favour, and thy grace.
4 Then I in peace will lay me down,

To take my rest and sleep;
For Thou alone, my God and King,

Dost me in safety keep.

PSALM V.-(0.V.)

A prayer for grace and spiritual instruction.

1 HEAR me from heav'n, and to my prayer

Have Thou, O Lord, respect,
When in the morn I still to Thee
Mine
eye

and voice direct. 2 I patiently will put my trust

In Thee, O God, alone ;
Thou art not pleas’d with wickedness ;

No ill comes near thy throne.
3 I, therefore, in thy courts attend,

To supplicate thy grace,

And reverently in worship took

To thy most holy place.
4 Teach me thy righteousness, that I

May ne'er thy will oppose;
And still the way that I should walk

Before my face disclose.

PSALM VI.

Supplication for God's mercy.

1 Lord, in thy wrath reprove me not,

Though I deserve thine ire ;
Nor in thine anger chasten me,

O Lord, I Thee desire.
2 But let thy wonted goodness, Lord,

Relieve my troubled soul;
And, for thy wondrous mercy's sake,

Vouchsafe to make me whole.

3 For after death no more can I

Thy glorious acts proclaim ; No prisoner of the silent grave

Can magnify thy name, 4 O hear, and grant my humble pray'rg,

That they who wish my fall, May blush with shame to see that God Protects me from them all.

PSALM VII.-(N.V.)

God the avenger of innocence.

1 Arise, and let thine anger, Lord,

In my defence engage;
Exalt Thyself above my foes,

And their insulting rage.
2 Awake, awake, in my behalf

Thy judgment to dispense,
Which Thou hast righteously ordain'd

For injur'd innocence.
3 God me protects, nor only me,

But all of upright heart;
And daily marks the path of those

Who from his laws depart.
4 Therefore will I the righteous ways

Of Providence proclaim ;
I'll sing the praise of God most high,

And magnify his name.

PSALM VIII.-(0.V.)

God's glory, and his goodness to man in creation and

redemption.

1 O God, our Lord, in earth how great

Is thy most glorious name!
Above the highest firmament

Exalted is thy fame.

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