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With humble faith I wait

To see Thy face again :
Of Israel it shall ne'er be said,

“He sought the Lord in vain.”

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God is my strength, nor will I fear

What all my foes can do.
2 One privilege my heart desires,

O grant me an abode
Among the churches of Thy saints,

The temples of my God.
3 There shall I offer my requests,

And see Thy beauty still ; Shall hear Thy messages of love,

And there inquire Thy will. 4 When troubles rise, and storms appear,

There may His children hide; God has a strong pavilion, where

He makes my soul abide. 5 Now shall my head be lifted high

Above my foes around, And songs of joy and victory

Within Thy temple sound.

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PSALM XXVII. 7.6. MONTGOMERY. 1 YOD is my strong salvation,

What foe have I to fear ? In darkness and temptation,

My light, my help is near :

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Though hosts encamp around me,

Firm to the fight I stand : What terror can confound me,

With God at my right hand ? 2 Place on the Lord reliance 3

My soul, with courage wait :
His truth be thine affiance,

When faint and desolate.
His might thy heart shall strengthen,

His love thy joy increase :
Mercy thy days shall lengthen ;

The Lord will give thee peace.

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PSALM XXVIII.

7's. 1 L

ORD, my strength, to Thee I pray ;

Turn not Thou Thine ear away ;
Gracious to my vows attend,
While the humble knee I bend.

2 On Thy long expected aid

See my hope for ever stay'd :
Thou my shield, my fortress art;
Thou, the refuge of my heart.

3 Grant me, Lord, Thy love to share ;

Feed me with a shepherd's care;
Save Thy people from distress,
And Thy fold for ever bless.

PSALM XXIX.

C. M, 1 E hosts of heaven, ye mighty ones,

Ascribe with one accord
The strength, the power, the majesty,

To your Almighty Lord.

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2 Give glory to His holy name,

And honour Him alone; In beauty meet of holiness

Approach His holy throne. 3 Jehovah's voice of majesty

Is on the waters wide ;
The God of glory thundereth,

And on wild seas doth ride.
4 Jehovah's voice hath fearful power;

It bids the lightnings fall ;
It shakes the trembling wilderness,

And breaks the cedars tall. 5 Jehovah sits upon the floods,

And tempests rage in vain; Jehovah sits as Sovereign King,

And evermore shall reign.
6 But to His people whom He loves

The Lord will strength increase,
And He will bless His chosen flock

With everlasting peace.

PSALM XXIX.

7's.

MERRICK.

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SING, se sons of men, o sing

1

Praise to Heaven's eternal King :
Power and strength to God assign;

Bow before His hallow'd shrine.
2 Hark! His voice in thunder breaks ;

Hush'd to silence while He speaks,
Ocean's waves, from pole to pole,
Hear the awful accents roll.

3 Now the bursting clouds give way,

And the vivid lightnings play ;
Now the wilds, by man untrod,
Hear, dismay'd, the approaching God.

4 God the swelling surge commands ;

Fix'd, His throne for ever stands :
God His people shall increase,
Arm with strength, and bless with peace.

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L. M.

WATTS. 'I

WILL extol Thee, Lord, on high ;

At Thy command diseases fly: Who but our God can speak and save From the dark borders of the grave ?

2 Sing to the Lord, ye saints of His,

And tell how large His goodness is ;
Let all your powers rejoice and bless,

While you record His holiness. 3 His anger but a moment stays,

His love is life and length of days ;
Though grief and tears the night employ,
The morning star restores the joy.

PSALM XXXL

S. M.

LYTE.

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Miest Saviour, I recline;

1 Y spirit on ,
Thou wilt not leave me to despair,

For Thou art love divine. 2 In Thee I place my trust,

On Thee I calmly rest;
I know Thee good, I know Thee just,

And count Thy choice the best. 3 Whate'er events betide,

Thy will they all perform:
Safe in Thy breast my head I hide,

Nor fear the coming storm,

4 Let good or ill befall,

It must be good for me, Secure of having Thee in all,

Of having all in Thee.

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PSALM XXXI.

C. M.

WATTS.

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My God, my help, my trust; Thou hast preserv'd my face from shame,

Mine honour from the dust.

2 My times are in Thy hand, I cried,

Though I draw near the dust; Thou art the refuge where I hide,

The God in whom I trust.

3 O make Thy reconciled face

Upon Thy servant shine,
And save me for Thy mercy's sake,

For I am wholly Thine.
4 Thy goodness how divinely free;

Šow wondrous is Thy grace
To those that fear Thy majesty,

And trust Thy promises !

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PSALM XXXL

C. M.

glorious name,

1

I place my only trust; Save me from sorrow, guilt, and shame,

Thou ever good and justi
2 Into Thy hand, O gracious Lord,

My spirit I resign;
O give me grace to trust Thy word,

For heavenly truth is Thine.

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