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The way and end of the righteous and the wicked.

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LEST is the man who shuns the place

Where Gippers love to meet;
Who fears to tread their wicked ways,

And hates the scoffer's seat.
2 But in the statutes of the Lord,

Has plac'd his chief delight;
By day he reads or hears the word
And meditates by night.


3 [He, like a plant of generous kind

By living waters fet,
Safe from the storms and blafting wind,

Enjoys a peaceful state.]
4 Green as the leaf, and ever fair

Shall his profeffion shine;
While fruits of holiness appear

Like clusters on the vine.
5 Not so th' impious and unjust;

What vain designs they form!
Their hopes are blown away like duft,

Or chaff before the storm.
6 Sinners in judgment fhall not stand

Amongst the fons of grace,
When Christ the judge at his right-hand

Appoints his faints a place.
FL z His eye beholds the path they tread,

His heart approves it well;
But crooked ways of finders lead

Down to the gates of hell.

PSALMI. Short Metre.
The faint happy, the finner miserable..

The mund the funner's ways, Among their councils never stands,

Nor takes the scorner's place.
But makes the law of God

His study and delight,
Amidst the labours of the day,

And watches of the night, 3 He like a tree hall thrive,

With waters Rear, the roots

fresh as the leaf his name shall live;.

His works are heav'nly fruit. 4 Not fu th' ungodly race,

They no such blessings find:
Their hopes shall face like empty chaff

Before the driving wind.
5 How will they bear to stand

Before that judgment-feat,
Where all the faiats at Christ's right hand

In full assembly meet?
6 He knows, and he approves

The way the righteous go:
But sinners and their works shall meet

A dreadful overthrow.



PSALM I. Long Metre.
The difference between the righteous and the wicked

Appy the man whose cautious feet
Shun the broad


thai finners , go, Who hates the place where Atheills meets

And fears to talk as scoffers do.
2 He loves t' employ his morning light

Amongst the statutes of the Lord;
And 1pends the wakeful hours of night,

With pleasure pond'ring o'er the word. 3 He, like a plant by gentle freams,

Shall fourish in immortal green;
And heav'n will shine with kindest beams

On ev'ry work his hands begin.
4 But finners find their couplels crost;

As chaff before the tempest flies;
So fhall their hopes be blown and lost,
When the lalt trumpet shakes the skies:

5 In vain the rebel fe was to stand

In judgment with the pious race;
The dreadful judge with stern command

Divides him to a diff'rent place.
6" Straight is the way my faints have trod,

“ I blest the path and drew it plain ;
“ But you would chuse the crooked road;
“ And down it leads to endless pain."

PSALM IL. Short Metre. Translated according to the divine pattern, Ads

iv. 24, &c.
Christ dying, rising, interceding, and reigning.
I [ AKER and fou'reign Lord

Of heav'n, and earth, and feas,
Thy providence confirms thy word,

And answers thy decrees.
2 The thing so long foretold

By David, are fulfill'd,
When Jews and Gentiles join to flay

Jefus, thine holy child.}
3 Why did the Gentiles rage,

And Jews with one accord
Bend all their counfels to destroy

Th' anointed of the Lord?
4 Rulers and kings, agree

To form a vain defign;
Against the Lord their pow'rs unite,

Against his Christ they join.
5 The Lord derides their rage,

Abd will support his throne;
He that hath rais'd him from the dead

Hath own'd him for his Son,


6 Now he's ascended high,

And asks to rule the earth;
The merit of his blood he pleads,

And pleads his heav'nly birth.
7 He asks, and God bestows

A large inheritance;
Far as the world's remotest ends

His kingdom shall advance.
8 The nations that rebel

Must feel his iron rod;
He'll vindicate those honours well

Which he receiv'd from God,
9 [Be wise, ye rulers, now,

And-worship at his throne;
With trembling joy, ye people, bow

To God's exalted Son.
10 If once his wrath arise;

Ye perilh on the place;
Thep blessed is the soul that Alies.

For refuge to his grace.]

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PSALM II. Common Metre.
7HY did the nations join to slay
The Lord's anointed

Son ?
Why did they cast his laws away,

And tread his golpet down?
2 The Lord that fits above the skies,

Derides their rage below,
He speaks with vengeance in his eyes,

And strikes their spirits through.
3 "I call him my eternal Son,

“And raise him from the dead;

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