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Is For God the Lord both fun and shield

Gives grace and glory bright,' No good from them fhall be withheld

Whose ways are just and right. 12 Lord God of Hofts that reign't on high,'43

(That man is truly blest, Who 'only' on thee doth rely, And in thee only rest.

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Thou hast not Lord been lack, Thou hast from hard' captivity

Returned Jacob back. 2. Th'iniquity thou didst forgive

5 . That wrought thy people woe, And all their sin, that did thee grieve,'

Haft lid where none shall know.' 3 Thine anger all thou hadît remov'd,

And calmly didit return
From thy * fierce wrath which we had prov'd

Far worse than fue to burn.
4 God of our saving health and peace,

Turn us, and us restore, Thine indignation cause to cease

and chide no more.' 5 Wilt thou be angry without end,

For ever angry thus,
Wilt thou thy frowning ire extend

From age to age on us ? 6 Wilt thou not † turn, and hear our voice,' And us again t revive,

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* Heb. ' The burning heat of thy wrath, + Heb.. turn to quicken, us.'

That so thy people may rejoice

By thee preservd alive. 9 Caufe us to see thy goodness, Lord,

25 To us thy mercy Thew, Thy saving health to us afford,

1 And life in us renew.' 8 • And now what God the Lord will speak, I will go ftrait and hear,

FO For to his people he speaks peace,

And to his Taints full dear,'
To his dear faints he will speak peace,

But let them never more
Return to folly, but surcease

35 • To trespafs as before.' 9 Surely to such as do him fear

Salvation is at hand,
And glory shall ' ere long appear

(To' dwell within our land..
10 Mercy and Truth that long were miss d'

Now joyfully' are met, • Sweet Peace and Righteousness have kifs d, " And hand in hand are set.'

) 11 Truth from the earth, like to a flow'r,' 45

Shall bud and blossom then,' And Justice from her heav'nly bow'r

Look down on mortal men.' 12 The Lord will also then bestow Whatever thing is good,

go Our land shall forth in plenty throw

Her fruits to be our food.' 13 Before him Righteousnels shall go

• His royal harbinger,', Then * will he come, and not be Now,

55 His footsteps cannot err.

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PsAL, LXXXVI.

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HY “gracious' ear, O Lord, incline,

O hear me I thee pray,' For I am poor, and almost pine

With need, and sad decay.' 2 Preserve my soul, for * I have trod

5 Thy ways, and love the just, Save thou thy servant, O my God,

Who • ftill' in thee doth trust. 3 Pity me, Lord, for daily thee

I call; 4. O make rejoice
Thy servant's soul ; for Lord to thee

I lift my soul and voice.' 5

For thou art good, thou Lord art prone

To pardon, thou to all
Art full of mercy, thou alone?

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To them that on thee call.
6 Unto my supplication, Lord,

Give ear, and to the cry
Of my incessant pray’rs afford

Thy hearing graciously,
7 I in the day of my distress

Will call on thee for aid;
For thou wilt 'grant me “free access,'

* And' answer what I pray'd.'
8 Like thee among the Gods is none,

75 O Lord, nor any works « Of all that other Gods have done'

Like to thy 'glorious' works. 9 The nations all whom thou hast made Shall come, and all shall frame

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To bow them low before thee, Lord,

And glorify thy name.
10 For great thou art, and wonders great

By thy strong hand are done,
Thou in thy everlasting feat'

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Remainest God alone.
II Teach me, O Lord, thy way most right;

I in thy truth will bide,
To fear thy name my heart unite,

« So shall it never slide.'
12 Thee will I praise, O Lord my God,

Thee honor and adore'
With my whole heart, and blaze abroad

Thy name for evermore.
13 For great thy mercy is tow'rd me,

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And thou hast free'd my soul,
Ev'n from the lowest Hell set free,

From deepest darkness foul.'
14 O God the proud against me rise,
And violent men are met

50 To seek my life, and in their eyes

No fear of thee have set.
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But thou, Lord, art the God most mild,
Readiest thy grace to shew,
Slow to be angry, and art stil d'

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Most merciful, most true.
16 O tun to me" thy face at length,'
And me

have

mercy on,
Unto thy servant give thy strength,
And save thy handmaid's son.

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And let

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foes then' see,
And be asham'd, because thou Lord

Doli help and comfort me.

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PSAL. LXXXVII.

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Is his foundation fast, • There seated is his fanctuary,

• His temple there is plac'd.'
2 Sion's ' fair gates the Lord loves morç $

Than all the dwellings. fair'
Of Jacob's land, though there be store,'

• And all within his care.'
3 City of God, most glorious things

Of thee · abroad' are spoke ; 4 I mention Egypt, where proud kings'

• Did our forefathers yoke.
I mention Babel to my friends,

Philistia · full of scorn,'
And Tyre with Ethiops utmost ends, 15

Lo this man there was born :
5 But twice that praise thall in our ear'

Be faid of Sion last,'
This and this man was born in her,
High God shall fix her fast.

२० 6 The Lord shall write it in a scroll

That ne'er shall be out-worn, When he the nations doth inroll,

That this man there was born. 7 Both they who sing, and they who dance, 25

! With sacred songs are there, In thee · fresh brooks, and soft streams glance,'

' And all my fountains clear.'

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