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A SELECTION

OF

PSALMS AND HYMNS

FOR

Public Worsbip.

USED IN

PORTBURY AND TICKENHAM CHURCHES.

O sing unto the Lord a NEW SONG; sing unto the
Lord all the earth.

Sing unto the Lord, bless his name: shew forth his
salvation from day to day.

Psalm XCVI. 1, 2.

FIFTH EDITION,

CAMBRIDGE:

Printed by James Hodson:

Sold by the Clerk of St. Michael's Parish;

and by J. & J. J. Deighton, Cambridge;
and L. B. Seeley & Sons, London.

1830.

PRICE IN SHEEP EIGHTEEN-PENCE.

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PREFACE TO THE FIFTH EDITION.

THE present Selection was originally compiled for the use of St. Michael's Church, in Cambridge; but having been since adopted in many other Churches, the title-page is now altered to one of a more general character.

In this edition also other improvements are introduced. Besides the addition of an Index of Subjects, (for the peculiarity of the arrangement supersedes the necessity of an Index of Scriptures,) the metre of each Psalm or Hymn marked by its initial letters; the long, common, and short metres being distinguished by L. M. C. M. and S. M., and all the rest by P. M. Peculiar Metre. But the peculiar metres, being very numerous, are farther distinguished either by the name of some popular tune to which they are adapted, or by the number in the Old Version of Psalms to which they correspond, and which are generally known, viz. the 104th, 113th, and 148th.

Cambridge, November, 1830.

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TO THE VENERABLE

THE ARCHDEACON OF ELY,

The following Zelection,

ORIGINALLY COMPILED

FOR THE USE OF THE CHURCH

IN WHICH HIS OFFICIAL VISITATIONS ARE HELD,
IS WITH PERMISSION DEDICATED,
AS A SMALL TOKEN OF UNFEIGNED RESPECT,

BY THE COMPILER.

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PSALM 1. (L. M.)

1 HAPPY the man, whose cautious feet
Shun the broad way that sinners go;
Who hates the place where atheists meet,
And fears to talk as scoffers do.

2 He loves t'employ his morning-light
Among the statutes of the Lord;
And spends the wakeful hours of night,
With pleasure pond'ring o'er his word.
3 He, like a plant by gentle streams,
Shall flourish in immortal green;
And heav'n will shine with kindest beams
On every work his hands begin.

4 But sinners find their counsels crost,
As chaff before the tempest flies;
So shall their hopes be blown and lost,
When the last trumpet shakes the skies.
5 In vain the rebel seeks to stand
In judgement with the pious race:
The dreadful Judge, with stern command,
Divides him to a diff'rent place:

6 "Straight is the way my saints have trod; 'I bless'd the path, and drew it plain':

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But you would choose the crooked road, "And down it leads to endless pain."

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