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5 Yet, LORD, thy searching eye

Does inward truth require; And secretly with wisdom's laws

My soul thou wilt inspire.
6 With hyssop purge me, LORD,

And so I clean shall be:
I shall with snow in whiteness vie,

When purified by thee. 7 Make me to hear with joy

Thy kind forgiving voice;
That so the bones which thou hast broke

May with fresh strength rejoice. 8 Blot out my crying sins,

Nor me in anger view :
Create in me a heart that 's clean,

An upright mind renew.
9 Withdraw not thou thy help,

Nor cast me from thy sight; Nor let thy Holy Spirit take

His everlasting flight. 10 The joy thy favor gives

Let me, O LORD, regain,
And thy free Spirit's firm support

My fainting soul sustain. 11 So I thy righteous ways

To sinners will impart;
Whilst my advice shall wicked men

To thy just laws convert. 12 Could sacrifice atone,

Whole flocks and herds should die; But on such off’rings thou disdain'st

To cast a gracious eye, 13 A broken spirit is

By God most highly prized; By him a broken, contrite heart,

Shall never be despised. 14 Let Sion favor find,

Of thy good will assured; And thy own city flourish long,

By lofty walls secured. 15 The just shall then attend,

And pleasing tribute pay; And sacrifice of choicest kind Upon thy altar lay,

PSALM 45. C. M.

From the lv. Psalm of David.
1 GIVE ear, thou Judge of all the earth,

And listen when I pray;
Nor from thy humble suppliant turn

Thy glorious face away.

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2 My heart is pain'd; the shades of death

Their terrors round me spread; While fearful tremblings seize my breast,

Horrors o'erwhelm my head. 3 And thus I breathe my heavy sigh

To Him who hears above; "O that my soul on wings could fly,

And emulate the dove !
4 “Swift I'd escape, and flee afar,

Some secret place to find,
Hide from the world's distracting care,

And rest my weary mind.
5 "I'd wing my everlasting flight,

Bidding the world farewell,
From sin and strife, to realms of light,

Where peace and quiet dwell.” 6 Thus will I call on God, who still

Shall in my aid appear;
At morn, at noon, at night I 'll pray,

And he my voice shall hear.

PSALM 46. C. M.

From the lvi. Psalm of David. 1 LORD! though at times surprised by fear,

On danger's first alarm, Yet still for succor I depend

On thy almighty arm.
2 God's faithful promise I shall praise,

On which I now rely ;
In God I trust, and, trusting him,

The arm of flesh defy.
3 I'll trust God's word, and so despise

The force that man can raise ; To thee, O God, my vows are due,

To thee I 'll render praise. 4 Thou hast retrieved my soul from death,

And thou wilt still secure
The life thou hast so oft preserved,

And make my footsteps sure:
5 That thus, protected by thy power,

I may this light enjoy;
And in the service of my God

My lengthen'd days employ.

PSALM 47.

L. M.
From the lvii. Psalm of David.
1 O GOD, my heart is fix'd, 't is bent,

Its thankful tribute to present;
And, with my heart, my voice I 'll raise
To thee, my God, in songs of praise.

2 Awake, my glory; harp and lute,

No longer let your strings be mute:
And I, my tuneful part to take,

Will with the early dawn awake, 3 Thy praises, LORD, I will resound

To all the listning nations round:
Thy mercy highest heaven transcends,

Thy truth beyond the clouds extends, 4 Be thou, O God, exalted high;

And as thy glory fills the sky,
So let it be on earth display'd,
Till thou art here, as there, obey'd,

PSALM 48. L. M.

From the lxii. Psalm of David, 1 MY soul, for help on God rely,

On him alone thy trust repose; My rock and health will strength supply,

To bear the shock of all my foes. 2 God does his saving health dispense,

And flowing blessings daily send: He is my fortress and defence,

On him my soul shall still depend. 3 In him, ye people, always trust;

Before his throne pour out your hearts: For God, the merciful and just,

His timely aid to us imparts. 4 The LORD has oft his will express’d,

And I this truth have fully known; To be of boundless power possess'd,

Belongs of right to God alone. 5 Though mercy is his darling grace,

In which he chiefly takes delight; Yet he will all the human race

According to their works requite.

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1 O GOD, my gracious God, to thee My morning prayers shall offer'd be,

For thee my thirsty soul does pant; My fainting flesh implores thy grace, As in a dry and barren place,

Where I refreshing waters want. 20! to my longing eyes, once more, That view of glorious power restore,

Which thy majestic house displays: Because to me thy wondrous love Than life itself does dearer prove,

My lips shall always speak thy praise.

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1 FOR thee, O God, our constant praise

In Sion waits, thy chosen seat;
Our promised altars there we 'll raise,

And all our zealous vows complete. 2 Thou! who to every humble prayer,

Dost always bend thy list’ning ear, To thee shall all mankind repair,

And at thy gracious throne appear. 3 Our sins, though numberless, in vain

To stop thy flowing mercy try; Whilst thou o'erlook'st the guilty stain,

And washest out the crimson dye. 4 Blest is the man, who, near thee placed,

Within thy sacred dwelling lives! 'Tis there abundantly we taste

The vast delights thy temple gives.

PART II. L. M. 1 LORD! from thy unexhausted store,

Thy rain relieves the thirsty ground; Makes lands, that barren were before,

With corn and useful fruits abound, 2 On rising ridges down it pours,

And every furrow'd valley fills: Thou mak'st them soft with gentle showers,

In which a blest increase distils. 3 Thy goodness does the circling year

With fresh returns of plenty crown; And where thy glorious paths appear,

The fruitful clouds drop fatness down. 4 They drop on barren deserts, changed

By them to pastures fresh and green: The hills about, in order ranged,

In beauteous robes of joy are seen.

5 Large flocks with fleecy wool adorn

The cheerful downs; the valleys bring A plenteous crop of full ear'd corn,

And seem, for joy, to shout and sing.

PSALM 51.
From the lxvi. Psalm of David.

PART I. C. M.
1 LET all the lands, with shouts of joy,

To God their voices raise;
Sing psalms in honor of his name,

And spread his glorious praise. 2 And let them say, How dreadful, LORD,

In all thy works, art thou !
To thy great power thy stubborn foes

Shall all be forced to bow. 3 Through all the earth, the nations round

Shall thee, their God, confess;
And, with glad hymns, their awful dread

Of thy great Name express.
4 O come! behold the works of God,

· And then with me you 'll own That he to all the sons of men

Has wondrous judgment shown. 5 O all ye nations, bless our God,

And loudly speak his praise; Who keeps our souls alive, and still

Confirms our steadfast ways.

PART II. C. M. 1 My off rings to God's house I'll bring,

And there my vows will pay, Which I with solemn zeal did make

In trouble’s dismal day.
2 0 come, all ye that fear the LORD,

Attend with heedful care,
Whilst I what God for me has done

With grateful joy declare. 3 As I before his aid implored,

So now I praise his Name; But, if my heart to sin incline,

My prayer will God disclaim. 4 But God to me, whene'er I cried,

His gracious ear did bend, And to the voice of my request

With constant love attend. 5 Then bless'd for ever be my God,

Who never, when I pray, Withholds his mercy from my soul,

Nor turns his face away.

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