6 O that men would praise the LORD,

For his goodness to their race;
For the wonders of his word,

And the riches of his grace!

C. M.

PART II. 1 The wondrous power, Almighty LORD,

That rules the boist'rous sea,
The bold adventurers record,

Who tempt that dang’rous way. 2 At thy command the winds arise,

And swell the tow'ring waves ; While they astonishid mount the skies,

And sink in gaping graves.
3 Dismay'd they climb the wat'ry hills,

Dismay'd they plunge again;
Each like a tott'ring drunkard reels,

And finds his courage vain. 4 Then to the Lord they raise their cries,

He hears their loud request,
He calms the fierce tempestuous skies,

And lays the floods to rest.
5 Rejoicing, they forget their fears,

They see the storm allay'd:
The wish’d-for haven now appears ;

There, let their vows be paid !
6 O that the sons of men would praise

The goodness of the LORD!
And those who see his wondrous ways

His wondrous love record !

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: O GOD, my heart is fully bent

To magnify thy Name;
My tongue with cheerful songs of praise

Shall celebrate thy fame.
2 Awake, my lute; nor thou, my harp,

Thy warbling notes delay;
Whilst I with early hymns of joy

Prevent the dawning day.
3 To all the list’ning tribes, O LORD,

Thy wonders I will tell,
And to those nations sing thy praise

That round about us dwell;
4 Because thy mercy's boundless height

The highest heaven transcends, And far beyond th' aspiring clouds

Thy faithful truth extends.

5 Be thou, O God, exalted high

Above the starry frame;
And let the world, with one consent,
Confess thy glorious Name.

PSALM 89. II. 2.

From the cx. Psalm of David.
1 THE LORD unto my Lord thus spake :
" 'Till I thy foes thy footstool make,

Sit thou in state at my right hand:
Supreme in Sion thou shalt be,
And all thy proud opposers see

Subjected to thy just command.
2 “Thee, in thy power's triumphant day,
The willing people shall obey;

And, when thy rising beams they view, Shall all, (redeem'd from error's night) Appear more numerous and bright

Than crystal drops of morning dew." 3 The LORD hath sworn, nor sworn in vain, That, like Melchisedec's, thy reign

And priesthood shall no period see: Anointed Prince! thou, bending low, Shalt drink where darkest torrents flow, Then raise thy head in victory!

PSALM 90. L. M.

From the cxi. Psalm of David. 1 PRAISE ye the LORD! our God to praise

My soul her utmost power shall raise;
With private friends, and in the throng

Of saints, his praise shall be my song. 2 His works, for greatness though renown'd,

His wondrous works with ease are found By those who seek for them aright,

And in the pious search delight.
3 His works are all of matchless fame,

And universal glory claim;
His truth, confirm'd through ages past,

Shall to eternal ages last.
4 By precepts he hath us enjoin'd

To keep his wondrous works in mind;
And to posterity record

That good and gracious is our LORD. 5 His bounty, like a flowing tide,

Has all his servants' wants supplied ;
And he will ever keep in mind

His cov'nant with our fathers sign'd. 6 Just are the dealings of his hands,

Immutable are his commands,
By truth and equity sustain'd,
And for eternal rules ordain'd.

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1 THAT man is bless'd who stands in awe

Of God, and loves his sacred law;
His seed on earth shall be renown'd,

And with successive honors crown'd. 2 The soul that 's fill'd with virtue's light

Shines brightest in affliction's night;
To pity the distress'd inclined,

As well as just to all mankind. 3 His lib'ral favors he extends,

To some he gives, to others lends;
Yet what his charity impairs

He saves by prudence in affairs.
4 Beset with threat'ning dangers round,

Unmoved shall he maintain his ground; The sweet remembrance of the just Shall flourish when he sleeps in dust.

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1 YE saints and servants of the LORD, The triumphs of his Name record;

His sacred Name for ever bless : Where'er the circling sun displays His rising beams or setting rays,

Due praise to his great Name address. 2 God through the world extends his sway; The regions of eternal day

But shadows of his glory are: With him whose majesty excels, Who made the heaven in which he dwells,

Let no created power compare. 3 Though 't is beneath his state to view In highest heaven what angels do,

Yet he to earth vouchsafes his care; He takes the needy from his cell, Advancing him in courts to dweí,

Companion of the greatest there.


PSALM 93. C. M.

From the cxv. Psalm of David.
1 LORD, not to us, we claim no share,

But to thy sacred Name
Give glory, for thy mercy's sake,

And truth's eternal fame.
2 Why should the Heathen cry, " Where

The God whom ye adore Ž»i
Convince them that in heaven thou art,

And uncontroll'd thy power.
3 0 Israel, make the LORD your trust,

Who is your help and shield;
Priests, Levites, trust in him alone,

Whó only help can yield.
4 Let all who truly fear the LORD

On him they fear rely;
Who them in danger can defend,

And all their wants supply. 5 Of us he oft has mindful been,

And Israel's house will bless;
Priests, Levites, proselytes, e'en all

Who his great Name confess.
6 On you, and on your heirs, he will

Increase of blessings bring:
Thrice happy you, who favorites are

of this almighty King !
7 Heaven's highest orb of glory he

His empire's seat design'd;
And gave this lower globe of earth

A portion to mankind.
8 They who in death and silence sleep

To him no praise afford;
But we will bless for evermore

Our ever-living LORD.


C. M.

From the cxvi. Psalm of David.

1 My soul with grateful thoughts of love

Entirely is possess'd,
Because the LORD Vouchsafed to hear

The voice of my request.
2 Since he has now his ear inclined,

I never will despair;
But still in all the straits of life

To him address my prayer.
3 With deadly sorrows compass'd round,

With pains of hell oppressid,
When troubles seized my aching heart,

And anguish rack'd my breast,


4 On God's almighty Name I call’d,

And thus to him I pray'd;
“ LORD, I beseech thee save my soul,

With sorrows quite dismay'd.” 5 How just and merciful is God,

How gracious is the LORD!
Who saves the harmless, and to me

Does timely help afford. 6 Then, free from pensive cares, my soul,

Resume thy wonted rest;
For God has wondrously to thee

His bounteous love express'd.
7 When death alarm'd me, he removed

My dangers and my fears;
My feet from falling he secured,

And dried my eyes from tears.
8 Therefore my life's remaining years,

Which God to me shall lend,
Will I, in praises to his Name,

And in his service, spend. 9 In God I trusted, and of him

Did boast in greatest fear;
Though in my trouble I exclaim'd,

All men are insincere.
10 O what return to God shall I

For all his goodness make?
I'll praise his Name, and with glad zeal

The cup of blessing take.
11 I'll pay my vows among his saints,

Whose blood (howe'er despised
By wicked men) in God's account

Is always highly prized. 12 To thee I 'll off'rings bring of praise,

And while I bless thy Name,
The just performance of my vows

To all thy saints proclaim. 13 They in Jerusalem shall meet,

And in thy house shall join
To bless thy Name with one consent,
And mix their songs with mine.

PSALM 95. C. M.

From the cxvii. Psalm of David.
I WITH cheerful notes let all the earth

To heaven their voices raise ;
Let all, inspired with godly mirth,

Sing solemn hymns of praise. 2 God's tender mercy knows no bound,

His truth shall ne'er decay;
Then let the willing nations round

Their grateful tribute pay

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