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2 Tir'd with the Burdens of the Day,

To Thee I rais’d an Ev’ning Cry ;
Thou heard'st when I began to pray,

And thine Almighty Help was nigh. 3 Supported by thine heav'nly Aid,

I laid me down and slept secure;
Not Death could make my Heart afraid,

Though I should wake and rise no more. 4 My God fustain'd me all the Night :

Salvation doth to God belong :
He rais'd my Head to see the Light,
And make his Praise my Morning Song.

PSA L M IV. Metre i. IL ORD, Thou wilt hear me when I pray,

I , 1 am for ever thine ; I fear before Thee all the Day,

Nor would I dare to fin.
2 And while I rest my weary Head,

From Cares and Business free,
'Tis sweet conversing on my Bed

With my own Heart and 'Thee, 3 I pay this Ev’ning-Sacrifice;

And when my Work is done,
Great God, my Faith and Hope relies

Upon thy Grace alone. 4 Thus with my Thoughts compos'd to Peace,

I'll give mine Eyes to fleep;
Thy Hand in Safety keeps my Days,

And will my Slumbers keep.

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PSALM IV. Metre ii,
God of Grace and Righteousness,

Hear and attend when I complain ; Thou hast enlarg’d me in Distress,

Bow down a gracious Ear again. 2 Ye Sons of Men, in vain ye try

To turn my Glory into Shame;
How long will Scoffers love to lie,

And dare reproach my Saviour's Name? 3

Know that the LORD divides his Saints From all the Tribes of Men beside; He hears the Cry of Penitents, For the dear fake of CHRIST who dy'd.. 4 When our

obedient Hands have done A thousand Works of Righteousness, We put our Trust in God alone,

And glory in his pard’ning Grace. 5 Let the unthinking Many fay,

Who will bestow some earthly Good?" But, LORD, thy Light and Love we pray,

Our Souls desire this heav'nly Food.
6 Then shall my cheerful Pow'rs rejoice

At Grace and Favours fo divine;
Nor will I change my happy Choice,
For all their Corn and all their Winė.

PSA L M

L V.
ORD, in the Morning thou shalt hear

My Voice ascending high :
To Thee will I direct my Pray'r,

To Thee lift up mine Eye.

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2 Up to the Hills where CHRIST is gone

To plead for all his Saints, Presenting at his FATHER's Throne

Our Songs and our Complaints. 3 Thou art a God, before whofe Sight

The Wicked shall not ftand;
Sinners shall ne'er be thy Delights

Nor dwell at thy right Hand.
4
But to thy House will I refort,

To taste thy Mercies there ;
I will frequent thine holy Court,

And worship in thy Fear.
5 O may thy Spirit guide my Feet

In Ways of Righteousness!
Make ev'ry Path of Duty straight

And plain before my Face. 6 The Men that love and fear thy Name

Shall see their Hopes fulfil'd;
The mighty God will compafs them

With Favour as a Shield.

PSA L M VI.

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Thy feeble Worm, my God;
My Spirit dreads thine angry Look,

And trembles at thy Rod.

2 Have Mercy, LORD, for I am weak,

Regard my heavy Groans;
Olet thy Voice of Comfort speak,

And heal my broken Bones.

3 My Soul quite faints, but, LORD, how long

Shall I no Answer have?
O turn, and free my Soul from Wrong,

My Soul in Mercy save.
4 Return, and shew thy Pow'r to save

And spare my fainting Breath; For who can praife Thee in the Grave?

Or fing thy Name in Death? 5 All Night my restless Bed with Tears,

With Tears my Couch o'erflows; My Sight quite dim with Age appears,

Through my prevailing Foes. 6 But hence ye Enemies depart,

Nor tempt me to despair; My SAVIOUR comes to cheer my Heart,

The Lord hath heard my Pray’r.

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PSA L M VI. Metre ii.

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Head's The Fulness of thy Vengeance thed, With pitying Eye my Weakness view, Heal my vex'd Soul, 'my Strength renew, Permit my Pains their Bounds to know,

And fix a Period to my Woe.
2 Return, great God, return and save

Thy Servant from the greedy Grave:
Shall Death's cold, silent Tongue, o say,
The Records of thy Pow'r display?
Or pale Corruption's startled Ear
Thy Praise within its Prison hear?

3 By Languor, Grief, and Care oppress’d,

While Groans perpetual heave my Breast,
And Tears in large Profufion fhed,
Inceifant lave my sleepless Bed;
My Life, though yet in mid Career,
Beholds the Winter of its Year.

4. Hence ye Profane :-My Saviour hears; While yet I speak, he wipes my

Tears ; Accepts my Pray's, and Kids each Foe, With Shame, his vain Attempts forego. They, struck with Horror from on high, In vild Disorder backward fly.

PSALM VII.
O Save me, LORD, and to my Foes

Do Thou (in Thee I trust) oppose Thy Pow'r ;--and let the Arm divine,

Stretch'd in my Caufe, befpeak me thine. 2 My God, if Truth their Censure guide,

If Guilt be in my Deeds desery'd,
Low in the Dust my Life be laid,

And Earth's dark Womb iny Glory shade. 3 Rise, mightiest Lord, triumphant rife,

O’er each whols Hand thy Pow'r defies ; Ascend thy Throne, great God, again,

And vindicate thy Ways to Mien.
4 O Thou whose strictly searching Eye

The Heart and inmost Reins can try;
Sin's baneful Growth do Thou control,
And guard from Ill the upriglit Soul.

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