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1 HAPPY the man whose tender care
Relieves the poor distress'd !
The LORD shall give him rest.
In safety shall prolong;
3 If he, in languishing estate, Thesion Oppress'd with sickness lie;
The LORD will easy make his bed,
And inward strength supply. 4 Secure of this, to thee, my God, Val and I thus my prayer address'd;
"LORD, for thy mercy, heal my soul,
And thou vouchsaf'st to set me still
From age to age be bless'd;
With loud Amens express'd.
6 Why restless, why cast down, my soul ?
Hope still; and thou shalt sing
Thy health's eternal spring.
1 AS pants the wearied hart for cooling springs,
Thát sinks exhausted in the summer's chase,
So thirsts to reach thy sacred dwelling place.
Why droop to earth, with various woes oppress'd ?
And peace be yet an inmate of this breast. 3 LORD, thy sure mercies, ever in my sight,
My heart shall gladden through the tedious day;
To thee, my God, I 'll tune the grateful lay.
Thy God the God of mercy still shall prove;
Unquestion'd be his faithfulness and love!
1 LET me with light and truth be bless'd;
Be these my guides to lead the way,
And in thy sacred temple pray. 2 Then will I there fresh altars raise
To God, who is my only joy;
Shall all my grateful hours employ.
So much oppress'd with anxious care? On God, thy God, for aid rely,
Who will thy ruin'd state repair.
1 WHILE I the King's loud praise rehearse,
Indited by my heart,
That writes with ready art.
Thy mouth with grace o'erflows; Because fresh blessings God on thee
3 Gird on thy sword, most mighty prince;
And, clad in rich array,
Majestic pomp display.
The meek, the just, and true;
Does all thy foes pursue.
That dare thy power despise!
The piercing arrow flies.
For ever to endure;
By righteous laws secure.
Did upright ways approve,
Where wand'ring sinners rove:
The oil of gladness shed;
PSALM 40. II. 2.
From the xlvi. Psalm of David.
In him, undaunted, we'll confide;
Torn piece-meal by the roaring tide.
The royal seat of God most high :
While his almighty aid is nigh.
And earth her sovereign LORD confess:
As to our fathers in distress.
PSALM 41. L.M.
From the xlvii. Psalm of David,
And with triumphant voices sing :
Of God, the universal King.
2 He shall assaulting foes repel,
And with success our battles fight;
The pride of Jacob, his delight.
With shouts of joy, and trumpet's sound; To him repeated praises sing,
And let the cheerful song rebound. 4 Your utmost skill in praise be shown,
For him who all the world commands,
And spreads his sway o'er heathen lands.
1 THE LORD, the only God, is great,
And greatly to be praised
His sacred throne is raised.
A work that was foretold,
His city will uphold.
Her daughters all be taught
Who this deliv'rance wrought,
Your eyes quite round her cast; Count all her towers, and see if there
You find one stone displaced. 5 Her forts and palaces survey,
Observe their order well; That to the ages yet to come
His wonders you may tell.
Whilst we in him confide;
Till death will be our guide.
1 THE LORD hath spoke, the mighty God
From dawning light till day declines:
Where beauty in perfection shines.
2 Our God shall come, and keep no more Misconstrued silence as before,
But wasting flames before him send; Around shall tempests fiercely rage, Whilst he does heaven and earth engage
His just tribunal to attend.
That in my lasting covenant live,
For God himself shall sentence give.
PART II. 1 ATTEND, my people; Israel, hear; Thy strong accuser I 'll appear;
Thy God, thine only God am I: 'T is not of offerings I complain, Which, daily in my temple slain,
My sacred altar did supply
And vows with strictest care made good:
And thou shalt praise thy gracious God.
And none will dare your cause to own:
My strong salvation shall be shown.
I HAVE mercy, LORD, on me,
As thou wert ever kind;
Thy wonted mercy find. 2 Wash off my foul offence,
And cleanse me from my sin; For I confess my crime, and see
How great my guilt has been. 3 Against thee, LORD, alone,
And only in thy sight,
Must own thy judgment right. 4 In guilt each part was form'd
of all this sinful frame; In guilt I was conceived, and born
The heir of sin and shame.