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PSALMS

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PSALM L

L. M.

MONTGOMERY,

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That leads ungodly men astray ; Who fears to stand where sinners meet,

Nor with the scorner takes his seat. 2 The law of God is his delight;

That cloud by day, that fire by night,
Shall be his comfort in distress,

And guide him through the wilderness. 3 His works shall prosper ;-he shall be

A fruitful, fair, unwithering tree,
That, planted where the river flows,

Nor drought, nor frost, nor mildew knows. 4 Not so the wicked ;—they are cast

Like chaff upon the eddying blast;
In judgment they shall quake for dread,

Nor with the righteous lift their head. 5 For God hath spied their secret path,

And they shall perish in His wrath;
He, too, hath mark'd His people's road,
And brings them to His own abode.

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PSALM II.

S. M.

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And kings, with counsels vain, Against the Omnipotent engage,

And spurn Messiah's reign ;

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2 The anointed Son shall still

As Monarch be enthron'd,
With regal pomp, on Zion's hill

Zion long lov'd and own'd.
3 All empires shall be claim'd

As His from sea to sea;
For Him this beauteous world was fram'd,

And His this world shall be. 4 Those who resist His sway

His anger shall devour;
And broken, like the potter's clay,

Shall be their pride and power. 5 Kings ! rulers ! men ! be wise ;

The day of grace is now;
Ere yet His kindling wrath arise,

Low at His footstool bow.

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PSALM NI.

C. M. WAL
LORD! when troublous billows roll,

A strange tempestuous sea,
My foes exclaim against my soul

“There is no help for thee !"
2 Though they be many, Thou, O Lord,

Art still my sure defence ;
My glory, Thine eternal word;

My shield, Omnipotence.
3 I cry to Thee with inward voice,

And Thou dost hear my call,
And cause my spirit to rejoice

Triumphant o'er them all.
4 I laid me down in peace, and slept,

From every terror free;
In strength renew'd, in safety kept,

The Lord sustained me.

6 He heard me from His holy hill;

Be gone, ye fears, be gone!
The Lord is round about me still,

The great, the mighty One.
6 Arise and save me, O my God !

Thy blessing give to me;
My foes are fled before Thy rod,

Salvation is of Thee !

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PSALM OIL L. M. MONTGOMERY, 1 HE Tempter to my soul hath said,

;" Lord, lift Thou up Thy servant's head,

My glory, shield, and solace be.
2 Thus to the Lord I rais'd my cry;

He heard me from His holy hill;
At His command the waves rollid by;

He beckon'd, and the winds were still 3 I laid me down and slept ;-I woke;

Thou, Lord ! my spirit didst sustain; Bright from the east the morning broke,

Thy comforts rose on me again.
4 I will not fear, though armed throngs

Compass my steps in all their wrath;
Salvation to the Lord belongs ;
His presence guards His people's path.

PSALM I.

C. M.

WATTS.

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LoRam Forever Thine

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ORD, Thou wilt hear me when I pray,

I fear before Thee all the day,
Nor would I dare to sin.

2 And while I rest my weary head,

From cares and business free, "Tis sweet communing on my bed

With my own heart and Thee. 3 I pay this evening sacrifice;

And, when my work is done,
Great God, my faith and hope relies

Upon Thy grace alone. 4 Thus, with my thoughts compos'd to peace,

I'll give mine eyes to sleep ;,
Thy hand in safety keeps my days,

And will my slumbers keep.

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PSALM V. C. M.

WATTS. 1 ORD, in the morning Thou shalt hear To Thee will I direct my prayer,

To Thee lift up mine eye:
2 Up to the hills, where Christ is gone

To plead for all His saints,
Presenting at His Father's throne

Our songs and our complaints.
3 Thou art a God before whose sight

The wicked shall not stand;
Sinners can ne'er be Thy delight,

Nor dwell at Thy right hand. 4 But to Thy house will I resort,

To taste Thy mercies there;
I will frequent Thine holy court,

And worship in Thy fear.
5 O may Thy Spirit guide my feet

In ways of righteousness!
Make every path of duty straight,

And plain before my face.

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