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2 I need the Influence of thy Grace,

To speed me in thy Way,
Left I Thould loiter in my Race,

Or turn my Feet aftray.
3 When sore Aficions press me down,

I need thy quick’ning Pow'rs;
Thy Word that I have refted on,

Shall help my heaviest Hours.
4 Are not thy Mercies fou'reign still,

And Thou a faithful God?
Wilt thou not grant me warmer Zeal

To run the heav'nly Road ?
5 Does not my Heart thy Precepts love,

And long to see thy Face?
And yet how flow my Spirits move,

Without enliv'ning Grace !
6 Then shall I love thy Gospel more,

And ne'er forget thy Word,
When I have felt its quick’ning Pow'r

To draw mę near the LORD.

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1 BLEST be thy Name, eternal LORD!

O write within my Mind thy Word;
Let me, instructed in thy Way,

The Wonders of thy Grace survey.
2 What Streams of purest Knowledge yield

Thy Words in full Display reveald!
By these the Souls, untaught before,
To Heights of heav'nly Science foar.

3 With sacred Thirst my Bosom burn'd,

To Thee my op’ning Mouth I turn’d,
And from thy Precept wife and true

Its life-imparting Spirit drew.
4 How had I perish'd, 'midst my Woes,

But that within my Bosom rose
The Joys which thy Instruction yield,

And each invading Grief dispellid ! 5. let my Soul, to Life restor’d,

Thy Love in lafting Hymns record ; While o'er my Head its Beams shall shine, And make thy great Salvation mine.

PART XVIII.

I MY Heart's best Portion, LORD, art Thou,

To Thee my Thoughts Obedience vow;
Thy faithful Hand each Woe I feel
Infiets-and wounds me but to heal.
2 Low in the Dust my Soul is laid,

O reach me, LORD, thy promis'd Aid;
Let thy good Spirit to my Heart

His life-sustaining Pow'r impart.
3 Behold me, absent from my Home,

Through Life's wild Maze a Pilgrim roam :
Friend of the Helpless! near me stand,

And save me from th’ Oppressor's Hand. 4 Ere yet the Dawn has streak’d the Sky, ,

God of my Strength, to Thee I cry;
Let thy Compassion, while I pray,
My Night illumine, guide my Daya

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5 Thy Counsels on my Thought impreft,

Shall footh to Peace my troubled Breast;
These, LORD, I'll keep, and fix'd, decree
To fhun each Path that leads from Thee.

PART XIX.
I SAFE on thy Word my Trust I build,

O Thou my REFUGE and my SHIELD:
My Hope (nor shall that Hope be vain)

Thy sacred Promises sustain.
2 These, my best Wealth, my treasur'd Store,

I keep, and view them o'er and o'er :
These Heav'n-ward lift my thoughtful Soul,

When Night's dark Shades inveit the Pole. 3 My Hands on thy Commands shall wait,

On thy pure Words I'll meditate,
Which sweeter on my Palate dwell

Than Honey dropping from its Cell. 4 Long as within this House of Clay

My State,st Pilgrimage. I stay,
Thy Statutes are my Song ;--thy Name

Wakes in my Breast the holy Flame.
5 O turn from Vanity mine Eye,

To me thy quick’ning Strength supply;
Redeem from Error's Growth my Mind,
Nor leave one baleful Root behind.

PART XX.
I FATHER, I bless thy gentle Hand;

How kind was thy chastising Rod,
That forc'd my Conscience to a Stand,
And brought my wand'ring Soul to God!

2 Foolish and vain I went astray,

Ere I had felt thy Scourges, LORD ;
I left my Guide, and lost my Way;

But now I love and keep thy Word. 3 'Tis good for me to wear the Yoke,

For Pride is apt to rise and swell; 'Tis good to bear my Father's Stroke,

That I might learn his Statutes well. 4. The Law that issues from thy Mouth Shall raise

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cheerful Passions more Than all the Treasures of the South,

Or Western Hills of golden Ore. 5 Thy Hands have made my mortal Frame,

Thy Spirit form’d my soul within ;
Teach me to know thy wondrous Name,

And guard me safe from Death and Sin. 6 Then All that love and fear the LORD

At my Salvation shall rejoice;
For I have hoped in thy Word,
And made thy Grace my only Choice.

PSA L M CXX.

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O God I cry'd, with Anguish ftung,

Nor form'd a fruitless Pray'r,-
« O fave me from the lying Tongue,

“ And Lips that would ensnare !” 2 Thou Child of Guilt, to Falsehood bred, :

Say, what shall be thine End? See keenest Arrows o'er thy Head, 1 And quenchless Coals, impend,

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3 Ah! Woe is Me, to Mefech's Seat

And Kedar's Tents confin'd;
Perpetual Insult doom'd to meet

From Men of restless Mind.
4 When Offers mild of Peace I make,

And friendliest Terms prepare ;
My Words their slumb'ring Rage awake,

And arm them for the War.
PSA L M CXXI. Metre i.
O! from the Hills my Help descends ;

To them I lift mine Eyes :
My Strength on Him alone depends,

Who form’d the Earth and Skies.
2 He, ever watchful, ever nigh,

Forbids thy Feet to Ride ;
Nor Sleep nor Slumber seals the Eye

Of Ifrael's Guard and Guide.
3 He, at thy Hand, array'd in Might,

His Shield shall o'er thee spread :
Nor Sun by Day, nor Moon by Night,

Shall hurt thy favour'd Head.
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Safe shalt thou go, and safe return,

While He thy Life defends;
Whose Eyes thy ev'ry Step discern,

Whose Mercy never ends.
PSA L M CXXI. Metrę ii.
P to the Hills I lift mine Eyes,

Th'eternal Hills beyond the Skies ;
Thence all her Help my Soul derives;
There my Almighty Refuge lives.

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