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PSALM I. Metre i.
TAPPY the Man, whose cautious Feet
Shun the broad Way that Sinners go; Who hates the place where -Atheists meet,
And fears to talk as Scoffers do.
Among the Statutes of the LORD ;
With Pleasure pond'ring o'er his Word. 3 He, like a Plant by gentle Streams,
Shall flourish in immortal Green :
On ev'ry Work his bands begin.
As Chaff before the Tempest flies,
When the laft Trumpet shakes the Skies, 5 In vain the Rebel seeks to stand
In Judgment with the pious Race;
Assigns him to a diff'rent Place. 6 « Strait is the Way my Saints have trod, “I bleft the Path, and drew it plain!
would choose the crooked Road; " And down it leads to endless Pain.”
« But you
PSA L M I. Metre ii.
Impious Counsel Thuns to hear ;
Where the Sons of Folly stray. 2 But poffess’d with facred Ave,
Meditates, great God, thy Law;
This by Niglit his constant joy.
Where the Streams refreihing fow,
Profp'rous, he no Leaf shall ined. 4 See, ah ! fee a different Fate
God's obdurate Foes await;
Fly like Chaff before the Wind. 5 When thy JUDGE, ( Earth, shall come,
And to eich ailign his Doom;
With the just affeinbled ftand?
Objects of his Love shall own;
PSA L M II. Metre i. 1 WHY did the Gentiles rage,
And Jews with one Accord
Th' Anointed of the LORD?
Rulers and Kings agree
To form a vain Delign;
Against his CHRIST they join.
The Lord derides their Rage,
And will support his Throne
Hath own's Him for his Son.
Now He's ascended high,
And asks to rule the Earth ;
And pleads his heav'nly Birth..
A large Inheritance ;
His Kingdom shall advance.
Muft feel his Iron Rod;
Which He receiv'd from GOD,
Be wise, ye Rulers, now,
And worihip at his Throne;
To God's exalted Son.
8 If once his Wrath arise,
Ye perih on the Place;
For Refuge to his Grace.
PSALM II. Metre ii.
The LORD's Anointed SON?
And tread his Gospel down?
Derides their Rage below;
And strikes their Spirits through. 3“ I call Him my Eternal Son,
« And raise Him from the Dead; “ I make my holy Hill his Throne,
« And wide his Kingdom spread. 4 “Ask me, my Son, and then enjoy
" The utmost Heathen Lands: “Thy Rod of Iron shall destroy
« The Rebel that withstands." 5 Be wise, ye Rulers of the Earth,
Obcy th' Anointed LORD, Adore the King of heav'nly Birth,
And tremble at his Word.
For if he frowns, ye die :
Foes increase! Conspiring my eternal Death,
They break my present Peace,
2 But Thou, my Glory and my Strength,
Shalt on the Tempter tread,
And raise my drooping Head. 3 I cry'd; and from his holy Hill
He bow'd a list’ning Ear:
And he subdu'd my Fear.
In spite of all my Foes ;
That guarded my Repose. 5 What though the Hofts of Death and Hell
All arm'd against me ftood, Terrors no more shall shake
my My Refuge is my God. 6 Arise, O LORD, fulfil thy Grace,
While I thy Glory fing: My God has broke the Serpent's Teeth,
'And Death has lost his Sting. 7 Salvation to the Lord belongs ;
His Arm alone can fave : Bleffings attend thy People here,
And reach beyond the Grave.
In this weak State of Flesh and Blood! My Peace they daily discompofe ; But my Defence and Hope is God.