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PSA L M S.
PSALM 1. S. M.
HE man is ever blest
Who shuns the sinner's ways, Amidst their councils never stands,
Nor takes the scorner's place. 2 But makes the law of God
His study and delight, Throughout the labours of the day,
And watches of the night. 3 He like a tree shall thrive,
With waters near the root : Fresh as the leaf his name shall live;
His works are heavenly fruit. 4 Not so the ungodly race,
They no such blessings find; Their hopes shall flee like empty chaff
Before the driving wind. 5 How will they bear to stand
Before that judgment-seat, Where all the saints at Christ's right hand
In full assembly meet ?
The way the righteous go :
PSALM 2. First Part. L. M.
God the Father vindicates his Messiah. 1
HY did the heathen madly rage,
And why the Jews conspire in vain ? Why kings and rulers all engage,
T'oppose Messiah's gracious reign? 2 “ Come, let us break his bands,” they say,
“We'll ne'er be govern'd by his laws :" And thus they cast his yoke away,
And nail'd Messiah to the cross. 3 But God the Father, from his throne,
Laughs at their pride, their rage controls; He'll vex their hearts with pains unknown,
And speak in thunder to their souls. 4. “I'll vindicate the King I made,
“ On Zion's everlasting hill ; “My hand shall bring him from the dead, “ And he shall reign, Messiah still.”
PSALM 2. Second Part. L. M.
God the Son reveals the divine decree. 1
Declares th' unchangeable decree: “ Thou art my Son,” the Father said,
“ This day have I begotten thee. 2 « For sin thou'st offer'd up thy soul, “ And thou'st a right to intercede ;
Thy life shall last while ages roll, " And thou shalt see a num'rous seed. 3 “ Ask then, my Son, and I will give
“ The heathen for thy vast domain ; “ The utmost ends of earth receive,
“ And boundless be thy blessed reign. 4. “But nations, that resist thy grace,
66 Shall fall beneath thine iron stroke ;
“ Thy rod shall crush thy foes with ease, " As potters' earthen work is broke.”
PSALM 2. Third Part. L. M. God the Holy Ghost invites and warns persecutors and
" To those who sit on earthly thrones; “Rejoice with trembling at his word,
“ And at his feet submit your crowns. 2 « With faith and love address the Son, “ Lest he grow angry,
ye “ His wrath will burn to worlds unknown,
“ If ye provoke his jealousy. 3 “ His frowns shall drive you quick to hell,
“ For he is God, and ye but dust;
A Morning Psalm.
LORD, how many are my foes,
In this weak state of flesh and blood ! My peace they daily discompose,
But my defence and hope is God. 2 Tir'd with the burdens of the day,
To thee I rais'd an evening cry;
And thine almighty help was nigh. 3 Supported by thy heavenly aid,
I laid me down and slept secure;
heart afraid, Tho' I should wake and rise no more. 4 But God sustain'd me all the night :
Salvation doth to God belong :
He rais'd my head to see the light,
PSALM 3. Second Part. C. M.
God our difence from Sin and Satan. 1 VI
Y God, the tempter would persuade,
There's no relief in heaven;
Too big to be forgiven. 2 But thou, my righteousness and strength,
Shalt on the tempter tread;
And raise my drooping head. 3 I cry'd, and from his holy hill
He bow'd a list'ning ear ;
And he subdu'd my fea .
In spite of all my foes;
That guarded my repose.
All arm'd against me stood ; Terrors no more shall shake my soul ;
My refuge is my God. 6 Arise, O Lord, fulfil thy grace,
While I thy glory sing: For Christ hath broke the serpent's teeth,
And death has lost his sting. 7 Salvation to the Lord belongs,
His arm alone can save; Blessings attend thy people here,
And reach beyond the grave.