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But holy souls from God obtain

A strong and sure defence. 5 God is their fear, and God their trust,

When plagues or famine spread : His watchful eye secures the just

Among ten thousand dead.
6 Lord, let our hearts in thee rejoice,

And bless us from thy throne :
For we have made thy word our choice,
And trust thy grace alone.
PSALM 34. First Part. C. M.

Praise for eminent deliverance.
1
THRO’all the changing scenes of life,

In trouble and in joy,
The praises of my God shall still

My heart and tongue employ.
2 Come, mágnify the Lord with me,

And high exalt his name :
When in distress on him I call’d,

He to my rescue came.
3 The hosts of God encamp around

The dwellings of the just :
Deliv'rance he affords to all,

Who on his succour trust.
4 O! make but trial of his love :

Experience will decide,
How bless'd they are, and only they,

Who in his truth confide.
5 Fear him, ye saints ; and you will then

Have nothing else to fear :
Make you his service your delight ;

He'll make your wants his care.

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PSALM 3. Second Part. L. M.

Saints are under the protection of God. LORD, I will bless thee all my days;

Thy praise shall dwell upon my tongue': My soul shall glory in thy grace ;

While saints rejoice to hear the song 2 Come, magnify the Lord with me;

Come, let us all exalt his name :
I sought th' eternal God, and he

Has not expos'd my hope to shame. 3 I told him all my secret grief;

My secret groaning reach'd his ears :
He gave my inward pains relief,

And calm'd the tumult of my fears. 4 To him the

poor lift

up
their

eyes, Their faces feel the heav'nly beam ; A beam of mercy, from the skies,

Fills them with light and joy supreme, 5 His holy angels pitch their tents

Around the men, that serve the Lord :
O! fear, and love him, all his saints;
Taste of his grace, and trust his word.
The wild young lions, pinch'd with pain
And hunger, roar thro' all the wood;
But none shall seek the Lord in vain,
Nor want supplies of real good.
PSALM 34. Third Part. L. M.

Religious education.
1
C

HILDREN in years and knowledge young,

Your parents' hope, your parents' joy, Attend the counsels of my tongue :

Let pious thoughts your minds employ, 2 If you desire a length of days,

And peace to crown your mortal state :

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Restrain your feet from impious ways;
Your lips from slander and deceit.
3 The eyes of God regard his saints;
His ears are open to their cries :
He sets his frowning face against

The sons of violence, and lies.
4 To humble souls and broken hearts
God with his grace is ever nigh:
Pardon and hope his love imparts,
When men in deep contrition lie.
5 He tells their tears, he counts their groans ;
His Son redeems their souls from death :
His Spirit heals their broken bones ;
While they in praise employ their breath,
PSALM 34. Fourth Part. C. M.

Peace and holiness.
1 NHE Lord forever guards the just,

His ears attend their cry:
When broken spirits dwell in dust,
The God of

grace

is nigh.
2 What tho' the sorrows, here they taste,

Be sharp and tedious too;
The Lord, who saves his saints at last,

Is their supporter now,
3 Evil shall smite the wicked dead;

But God secures his own ;
Prevents the mischief when they slide,

Or heals the broken bone.
4 When desolation, like a flood,

O'er the proud sinner rolls;
Saints find a refuge in their God :

For he redeems their souls,

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PSALM 35. First Part. C. M.

Imprecations mixed with charity.
NO
TOW plead my cause, Almighty God,

With all the sons of strife;
And fight against the men of blood,

Who fight against my life. 2 Draw out thy spear, and stop their way;

Lift thine avenging rod ; But, to my soul in mercy say,

“I am thy Savionr God.” 3 They plant their snares to catch my feet,

And nets of mischief spread : Plunge the destroyers in the pit,

That their own hands have made.
4 Let fogs and darkness hide their way ;

And slipp'ry be their ground :
Thy wrath shall make their lives a prey,

And all their rage confound.
5 They fly, like chaff before the wind,

Before thine angry breath : The angel of the Lord behind

Pursues them down to death. 6 They love the road, that leads to hell :

Then must the rebels die, Whose malice is implacable

Against the Lord on high, 7 But if thou hast a chosen few

Amongst that impious race ; Divide them from the bloody crew

By thy surprising grace. 8 Then will I raise my tuneful voice

To make thy wonders known; In their salvation I'll rejoice,

And bless thee for my own.

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PSALM 35. Second Part. C. M.

The love of Christ typified in David.
EHOLD the love, the gen'rous love

That holy David shows !
Mark how his tender bowels move

For his afflicted foes !
2 When they are sick, his soul complains,

And seems to feel the smart; The spirit of the gospel reigns,

And melts his pious heart.
3 How did his flowing tears condole

As for a brother dead !
And fasting mortified his soul,

While for their life he pray'd.
4 They groan’d and curs'd him on their bed ;

Yet still he pleads and mourns : And double blessings on his head

The righteous God returns.
5 O glorious type of heav'nly grace !

Thus Christ the Lord appears ;
While sinners curse, the Saviour prays,

And pities them with tears.
6 He, the true David, Israel's king,

Blest and belov'd of God,
To save us rebels dead in sin,
Paid his own dearest blood.
PSALM 36. First Part. S. M.

Atheism exposed.
1
W man grows

bold in sin, My heart within me cries, "He hath no faith of God within,

“ Nor fear before his eyes. 2 He walks awhile conceal'd

In a self-flattring dream ;

HEN man

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