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PSALM L L. M.
THRICE happy he who shuns the way
That leads ungodly men astray;
Who fears to stand where sinners meet,
2 The law of God is his delight;
3 His works shall prosper;-he shall be
4 Not so the wicked;-they are cast
5 For God hath spied their secret path,
THAT though the people rage,
The anointed Son shall still
Zion long lov'd and own'd.
All empires shall be claim'd
For Him this beauteous world was fram'd,
Those who resist His sway
His anger shall devour;
And broken, like the potter's clay,
Kings! rulers! men! be wise;
LORD! when troublous billows roll,
My foes exclaim against my soul-
2 Though they be many, Thou, O Lord,
3 I cry to Thee with inward voice,
4 I laid me down in peace, and slept,
In strength renew'd, in safety kept,
5 He heard me from His holy hill;
6 Arise and save me, O my God!
4 PSALM IIL
1 THE Tempter to my soul hath said,
"There is no help in God for thee;" Lord, lift Thou up Thy servant's head, My glory, shield, and solace be.
2 Thus to the Lord I rais'd my cry;
3 I laid me down and slept;-I woke ;
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.
LORD, Thou wilt hear me when I pray,
I am for ever Thine;
I fear before Thee all the day,
2 And while I rest my weary head,
3 I pay this evening sacrifice;
4 Thus with my thoughts compos'd to peace,
LORD, in the morning Thou shalt hear
My voice ascending high;
To Thee will I direct my prayer,
2 Up to the hills, where Christ is gone
3 Thou art a God before whose sight
4 But to Thy house will I resort,
5 O may Thy Spirit guide my feet