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110 My wicked and invet'rate foes

For me their snares have laid ;
Yet I have kept the upright path,

Nor from thy precepts stray'd.. 11 Thy testimonies I have made

My heritage and choice ;
For they when other comforts fail,

My drooping heart rejoice. 112 My heart with early zeal began

Thy statutes to obey,
And till my course of life is done,
Shall keep thy upright way.

113 Deceitful thoughts and practices

I utterly detest;
But to thy law affection bear

Too great to be exprest.
114 My hiding place, my refuge-tow'r,

And shield art thou, O Lord ;
I firmly anchor all my hopes

On thy unerring word.
115 Hence, ye that trade in wickedness,

Approach not my abode ;
For firmly I resolve to keep

The precepts of my God.
116 According to thy gracious word,

From danger set me free ;
Nor make me of those hopes asham'd,

That I repose in thee.
117 Uphold me, so shall I be safe,

Aud rescu'd from distress ;
To thy decrees continually

My just respect address.
118 The wicked thou hast trod to earth,

Who from thy statutes stray'd ;
Their vile deceit the just reward

Of their own falsehood made. 119 The wicked from thy holy land

Thou dost like dross remove ;
I therefore, with such justice charm'd,

Thy testimonies love. 120 Yet with that love they make me dread,

Lest I should so offend,
When on transgressors I beholdt

Thy judgments thus descend

121 Judgment and justice I have lovdi

Otherefore, Lord, engage
In my defence, nor give me up

To my oppressor's rage.
123 Do thou be surety, Lord, for me,

And so shall this distress
Prove good for me; nor shall the proud

My guiltless soul oppress. 123. My eyes, alas ! begin to fail,

In long expectance held ;
Till thy salvation they behold,

And righteous word fulfillid.. 124 To me, thy servant, in distress,

Thy wonted grace display,.
And discipline my willing heart

Thy statutes to obey.
125 On me, devoted to thy fear,

Thy sacred skill bestow,
That of thy testimonies I

The full extent may know. 126 Tis time, high time for thee, O Lord:

Thy vengeance to employ;
When men with open violence

Thy sacred law destroy.
197 Yet their contempt of thy commands

But makes their value rise
In my esteem, who purest gold,

Compar'd with them despise. 128 Thy precepts therefore I account,

In all respects divine;
They teach me to discern the right;
And all false ways decline.

329 The wonders which thy laws contaip

No words can represent ; Therefore to learn and practise them

My zealous heart is bent. 230 The very entrance to thy word

Celestial light displays,
And knowledge of true happiness

To simplest minds conveys.
2S1 With eager hopes I waiting stood

And fainting with desire;

That of thy wise commands I might

The sacred skill acquire. 132 With favour, Lord, look down on mez...

Who thy relief implore ; .
As thou art wont to visit those

Who thy blest Name adore. 133 Directed by thy heav'nly word

Let all my footsteps be ;
Nor wickedness of any kind

Dominion have o'er me. 134 Release, entirely set me free

From persecuting hands,
That, unmolested, I may learn.

And practise thy commands. 135 On me, devoted to thy fear,

Lord, make thy face to shine ;
Thy statutes both to know and keeps-

My heart with zeal incline.
136 My eyes to weeping fountains turn,

Whence briny rivers flow,
To see mankind against thy laws.
In bold defiance go.

TSADDI.. 137 Thou art the righteous Judge, in whom

Wrong'd innocence may trust;
And, like thyself, thy judgments, Lord,

In all respects are just. 138 Most just and true those statutes were,.

Which thou didst first decree ;
And all with faithfulness perform'd

Succeeding times shall see...
139 With zeal my flesh consumes away,

My soul with anguish frets,
To see my foes contemn at once

Thy promises and threats.
140 Yet each peglected word of thine,

Howe'er by them despis'd,
Is pure, and for eternal truth'

By me, thy servant, prizd.
141 Brought, for thy sake, to low estate,

Contempt from all I find;
Vet no affronts or wrongs can drive

Thy precepts from my min

143 Thy righteousness shall then endure,

When time itself is past;
Thy law is truth itself, that truth

Which shall forever last. 143 Though trouble, anguish, doubts, and dread,

To compass me unite;
Beset with danger, still I make

Thy precepts my delight. 144 Eternal and unerring rules

Thy testimonies give :
Teach me the wisdom that will make
My soul for ever live.

145 With my whole heart to God I callid,

Lord, hear my earnest cry ;
And I thy statutes to perform

Will all my care apply.
146 Again more fervently I pray'd,

O save me, that I may
Thy testimonies throughly know,

And stedfastly obey
147 My earlier pray'r the dawning day

Prevented, while I cry'd
To him, on whose engaging word

My hope alone rely'd.
148 With zeal have I awak'd before

The midnight watch was set,
That I of thy mysterious word

Might perfect knowledge get. 149 Lord, hear my supplicating voice,

And wonted favour show:
quicken me, and so approve

Thy judgment ever true. 150 My persecuting foes advance,

And hourly nearer d'aw;
What treatment can I hope from them

Who violate thy law?
151 Though they draw nigh, my comfort is,

Thou, Lord, art yet more near ;
Thou, whose commands are righteous all

Thy promises sincere.
452 Concerning thy divine decrees,

My soul has known of old,
That they were true, and shall their truth

To endless ages hold.

153 Consider my affliction, Lord,

And me from bondage draw;
Think on thy servant in distress,

Who ne'er forgets thy law.
154 Plead thou my cause ; to that and mo:

Thy timely aid afford ;
With beams of mercy quicken me,

According to thy word.
155 From harden'd sinners thou remov'st

Salvation far away ;
Tis just thou should'st withdraw from them.

Who from thy statutes stray.
156 Since great thy tender mercies are

To all who thee adore ;
According to thy judgments, Lord,

My fainting hopes-restore.
157 A num'rous host of spiteful foes

Against my life combine ;
But all too few to force my soul.

Thy statutes to decline.
158 Those bold transgressors I beheld,

And was with grief oppressid,
To see with what audacious pride

Thy cov'nant they transgress'd.
356 Yet while they slight, consider, Lord,

How I thy precepts love ;
O therefore quicken me with beams.

Of mercy from above.
160. As from the birth of time thy truth

Has held through ages past,
So shall thy righteous judgments, firm,
To endless ages last.

161 Though mighty tyrants, without cause,

Conspire my blood to shed,
Thy sacred word has pow'r alone

To fill my heart with dreada
162 And yet that word my joyful breast

With heav'nly rapture warms ;
Nor conquest, nor the spoils of war,

Have such transporting charms 163 Perfidious practices and lies

I utterly detest;

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