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Psalm CX. / The Way, and End of the righteous, and

wicked. Common Metre

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T TOW blest is he, who ne'er consents

M By ill advice to walk;
Nor stands in sinners ways, nor fits
Where men profanely talk!

II.
But makes the perfect law of GOD

His bus'ness and delight ;-
Devoutly reads therein by day,
And meditates by night.

III., Like some fair tree, which, fed by streams,

With timely fruit does bend;
He still shall flourish, and success
All his designs attend.

IV.
Ungodly men, and their attempts,

No lasting root shall find;
Untimely blasted, and dispersid
Like chaff before the wind.

V.
Their guilt shall strike the wicked dumb

Before their judge's face ::
No formal hypocrite shall then

Among the saints have place.

VI.
For GOD approves the just man's ways;

To happiness they tend :
But sinners, and the paths they tread,

Shall both in ruin end..

PSALM CXI. Love to Enemies from the Example of Christ.

Common Metre.

I. . .
C OD of my mercies and my praise,

U Thy glory is my song ;
Tho'sinners speak against thy grace
With a blaspheming tongue. .-

II.
When in the form of mortal man

Thy fon on earth was found,
With cruel slanders, false and vain,
They compass’d him around.

III.
Their mis’ries his compassion, move,

Their peace he still pursu’d;
They render hatred for his love,
And evil for his good. .

IV.
Their malice rag'd without a cause,

Yet, with his dying breath,
He pray'd for murd'rers on his cross,
And blest his foes in death.

: v.
LORD, shall thy bright example shine

In vain before my eyes?

Give me a soul a-kin to thine,
To love my enemies.

VI.
The LORD fhall on my side engage,

And, in my Saviour's name,
I shall defeat their pride and rage,

Who slander and condemnn.

PSALM CXII. 41
The blessed Man.
Proper Tune.

. 1. DLEST is the man who fears the LORD,

D And walks with pleafure in his ways,
Who trembles at his holy word,
Yet gladly his command obeys :
His house with blessings shall abound,
His seed be mighty and renown'd.

II.
A gen’rous pity warms his heart ;
His kindness widely he extends;
The poor in all his wealth have part,
To fome he gives, to other lends :
Yet what his bounty wastes, repairs
By wisely ord'ring his affairs.

III.
Nor is that loft which he bestows
With lib'ral heart to help the poor;
His hand a future harvest lows,
And scatters to augment his store;

His bounty shall himself survive,
And blessings on his heirs derive.

IV.
When times with dismal face appear,
With frightful clouds, and gloom o'er í
His heart shall entertain no fear,
Above the gloom he'll lift his head :
His faith shall bear his courage up,
And GOD approves and crowns his hope.

V.
Some friendly beams of cheering light,
Will thro’ the darkness make their way;
And in affliction's darkest night,
Their greatest lustre saints display:
That heart ill tidings can't surprize
Which with firm trust on GOD relies.

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T HAT man is blest who stands in awe

OF GOD, and loves his sacred law;
His seed on earth shall be renown'd;
His house the seat of wealth shall be,
An inexhausted treasury,
And with successive honours crown'd.

II.
His lib'ral favours he extends,
To some he gives, to others lends :

A gen'rous pity fills his mind:
Yet what his charity impairs,
He saves by prudence in affairs,
And thus he's just to all mankind.

III.
His hands, while they his alms bestow'd,
His glory's future harvest fow'd:

The sweet remembrance of the just, Like a green root, revives and bears A train of blessings for his heirs, When dying nature sleeps in dust.

IV. Beset with threatning dangers round, Unmor'd shall he maintain his ground;

His conscience holds his courage up:
The soul that's fill'd with virtue's light,
Shines brightest in affliction's night;
And sees in darkness beams of hope.

PSALM CXIV.
Liberality rewarded.
Common Metre.

1. .
I TAPPY is he who fears the LORD,
IT And follows his commands; i.
Who lends the poor without reward,
Or gives with lib'ral hands.

II.
As pity dwells within his breast
To all the fons of need;

SALM

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