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PSALM V.

Glory of God in his word. 1 I love the volume of thy word ; What light and joy it's truths afford

To souls benighted and distreft ! Thy threatenings wake our numbering eyes And warn us to be timely wise,

To turn and take thine offer'd reft.

2 Thy law forbids our feet to stray, Thy counsels guide our doubtful way

To perfect, pure, and lasting bliss. The hopes thy promises inspire Enflame our souls with strong desire

To reach the heavens where Jesus is.

3 Oh may thy word those faults reveal Which blind self-love may yet conceal,

And from presumptuous fins restrain ! Thus taught to use the book of grace, We'll raise a livelier song of praise

That we possess it not in vain. W.

PSALM VI. PSALM VI.

Thanks to God our creator, and preserver, and

redeemer.

I GIVE thanks to God most high,

The universal Lord,
The sovereign King of kings;
And be, his grace

ador'd.
His
Are still the same
And let his name
Have endless praise.

power and

and grace

2 How mighty is his hand !

How great the works of God!
He form’d the earth and seas,
And spread the heavens abroad.
Thy mercy, Lord,
Shall still endure;
And ever sure
Abides thy word.

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His power and grace
Are still the same
And let his name
Have endless praise.

4 Give endless thanks to God,

The universal King;
Let all the nations join
His grace and truth to sing.

Thy mercy, Lord,
Shall still endure;
And ever sure
Abides thy word.

W.

PSALM VII.

Praise to God for his truth and goodness. 1 I'LL praise my maker while I have breath; And when this voice is loft in death

Praise shall my nobler powers employ :
My days of praise shall ne'er be past;
So long as life or thought shall last

The praise of God shall be my joy.

2 Happy the man whose hopes rely On God alone. He made the sky And earth and seas with all their train ;

His liberal hand the poor supplies ;
He hears oppreffed virtue's cries;

And none fhall find his promise vain.

3

The Lord hath eyes to give the blind ;
The Lord supports the sinking mind ;

He sends the contrite spirit peace ;
He helps the stranger in distress,
The widow and the fatherless,

And grants the prisoner kind release.

4. I'll praise him while he lends me breath,
And when this voice is lost in death,

Praise shall my nobler powers employ :
My days of praise shall ne'er be paft ;
So long as life or thought shall last,

The praise of God shall be my joy. W.

PSALM VIII,

Universal praise to God the Creator and Governor of

the world.

I THIS world and those above

In glorious order stand,
Or in swift courses move
By God's supreme command.

He

He spake the word,
And all their frame
From nothing came
To praise the Lord.

2 All have obey'd his will

From unknown ages past,
And shall his word fulfil
While time and nature last.

In different ways
His works proclaim
His wondrous name,
And speak his praise.

3 Let kings and judges fear

The Lord, the sovereign king;
And while they rule us here,
To him their homage bring.

Let not the dream
Of

pomp and state
Their awe abate
Of power supreme.

4 Let blooming youth engage

To found his praise divine ;
Let infancy and age
Their feebler voices join :

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