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5 The fure Provisions of my God
Attend me all my Days;
And all my Work be Praise.
(While others go and come) No more a Stranger or a Guest,
but like a Child at Home.
PSA L M XXIII. Metre iii.
Y SHEPHERD is the living LORD;
Now shall my Wants be wellsupply’d: His Providence and holy Word
Become my Safety and my Guide. 2 In Pastures where Salvation grows,
He makes me feed, lie makes me rest;
And all the Food divinely blest.
But He restores my Soul to Peace;
In the fair Paths of Righteousness. 4. Though I walk through the gloomy Vale,
Where Death and all its Terrors are,
For God my SHEPHERD's with me there. 5 Amidst the Darkness and the Deeps
Thou art my Comfort, Thou my Stay i
6 The Sons of Earth and Sons of Hell
Gaze at thy Goodness, and repine
With living Bread and cheerful Wine. 7 How I rejoice, when on my Head
Thy SPIRIT condescends to rest ! 'Tis a divine Anointing, shed
Like Oil of Gladness at a Feast. 8 Surely the Mercies of the LORD
Attend his Household all their Days;
ITO thy Pastures, fair and large,
Heav'nly SHEPHERD, lead thy Charge; And my Couch, with tend'rest Care,
Midst the fpringing Grass prepare. 2 When I faint with Summer's Heat,
Thou shalt guide my weary Feet
Through the verdant Meadows flow.
Soul anew shalt frame,
Teach my Steps the better Way. 4 Safe the dreary Vale I tread,
By the Shades of Death o'erspread,
5 Thou my plenteous Board haft spread, Thou with Oil refresh'd
my Fillid by Thee my Cup o'erflows,
For thy Love no Limit knows. 6 Constant to my latest End
Thou my Footsteps fhalt attend;
PSA L M XXIII.
Metre v. I
THE LORD my Pasture shall prepare, TH
And feed me with a Shepherd's Care, His Presence shall my Wants fupply, And guard me with a watchful Eye ; My Noon-Day Walks He fhall attend,
And all my Midnight Hours defend. 2 When in the sultry Glebe I faint,
Or on the thirsty Mountain pant,
3 Though in the Paths of Death I tread,
With gloomy Horrors overspread ;
And guide me through the dreadful Shade. 4 Though in a bare and rugged Way
Through devious, lonely Wilds I stray;
Thy Bounty shall my Pains beguile,
PSA L M XXIV. Metre i.
With Adam's num'rous Race ;
And built it on the Seas.
May visit thine Abode ? -
Whofe Heart is right with God.
The Blessings of his Grace :
To meet the LORD prepare :
The KING OF GLORY’s near.
His wondrous Name can tell?
And conquer'd Sin and Hell.
Whom Heav'n and Earth obey;
Eternal Doors, give Way!
7. Who is the King of Glory? who?
The LORD OF Hosts renown'd:
Who is with Glory crown'd.
JEHOVAH fur her sov’reign Lord: The countless Myriads of her Sons
Rose into Being at his Word.
The World, and founded All that is;
And fix'd it in the floating Seas.
Who shall ascend the heav'nly Place?.
And see his MAKER Face to Face? 4 The Man whose Hands and Heart are pure
That blessed Portion shall possess :
And clothe and crown with Righteousness, 5 Such only form the chosen Choir
Who seek the Face of Jacob's God;
Our Saviour is gone up on high ;