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Thy word rebuk'd the pains I felt,

Thy pard’ning love remov'd my guilt.
5 My groans, and tears, and forms of woe,

Are turn'd to joy and praises now;
I throw my fackcloth on the ground,

And ease and gladness gird me round. 6 My tongue, the glory of my frame,

Shall ne'er be silent of thy name;
Thy praise shall found thro' earth and heav'n,

For sickness heald, and fins forgiv'n.
PSALM XXXI. 5, 13-19, 22, 23. First part,

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Deliverance from death.
í TNTO thine hand, O God of truth,

My spirit I commit;
Thou hast redeem'd my soul from death,

And fav’d me from the pit.
2 The p.ssions of my hope and fear

Maintain'd a doubtful strife;
While forrow, pain, and sin conspir’d

To take away my life.
“My times are in thy hand, I cry'd,

" Tho' I draw near the dust:" Thou art the refuge where I hide,

The God in whom I truit. 4 O make thy reconciled face

Upon thy fervant shine,
And fave me for thy mercy's fake,
For I'm intirely thine.

5 ['Twas in my hafte my ipirit said,

"si muit depair and die,

“ I am cut off before thine eyes;”

But thou hast heard my cry.
6 Thy goodness, how divinely free!

How wond'rous is thy grace,
To those that fear thy majesty,

And trust thy promises !
7 O love the Lord, all ye his faints,

And fing his praises loud;
He'll bend his ear to your complaints,

And recompence the proud.



PSALM XXXI. 7-13, 18,-21. Second part.

Deliverance from ander and reproach.
Y heart rejoices in thy name,

My God, my help, my trust;
Thou haft preferv'd my face from shame,

Mine honour from the dust.
2 ~ My life is spent with grief, I cry'd,

My years consum'd in groans,
My strength decays, mine eyes are dry'd,

" And sorrow wastes my bones.” 3 Among mine enemies my name

Was a mere proverb grown,
While to my neighbours I became

Forgotten and unknown.
Slander and fear on every side

Seiz'd and beset me round,
I to the throne of grace apply'd,
And speedy rescue found.

5 How great deliv'rance thou haft wrought

Before the sons of men !

The lying lips to silence brought,

And made their boastings vain ! 6 Thy children, from the strife of tongues,

Shall thy pavilion hide,
Guard them from infamy and wrongs,

And crush the fons of pride. ,
7 Within thy secret presence, Lord,

Let me for ever dwell;
No fenced city wall'd and barr'd

Secures a faint so well,

PSALM XXXII. Short Metre,

Forgiveness of sins upon confeßion.

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I Blessed fouls are they

Whose fins are cover'd o'er!
Divinely blest, to whom the Lord

Imputes their guilt no more.
* 2 They mourn their follies past,

And keep their hearts with care;
Their lips and lives without deceit

Shall prove their faith fincere. 3 While I conceal'd my guilt,

I felt the felt'ring wound, Till I confels'd my sins to thee,

And ready pardon found. 4

Let finners learn to pray,

Let faiats keep near the throne; Our help in times of decp distress

Is found in God alone.

PSALM XXXII. Common Metre.

Free párdon, and sincere obedience: or, Confesion

and forgiveness.



Appy the man to whom his God

No more imputes his sin,
But wash'd in the Redeemer's blood,

Hath made his garments clean! 2 Happy, beyond expression he

Whose debts are thus discharg'd;
And from the guilty bondage free

He feels his soul enlarg'd.
3 His fpirit hates deceit and lies,

His words are all sincere;
He guards his heart, he guards his eyes,

To keep his conscience clear.
While I my inward guilt supprest,

No quiet could I find;
Thy wrath lay burning in my breast,

And rack'd my tortur'd miod,
5 Then I confest my troubled thoughts,

My secret fins reveald;
Thy pard’ning grace forgave my faults,

Thy grace my pardon feald.
This shall invite thy faints to pray;

When like a raging flood Temptations rise, our strength and stay "Is a forgiving God:

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PSALM XXXI. Firft Part. Long Metre.
Repentance and free Pardon ; or, Justification and

Ben Tesohe man, for ever blent,

Whose guilt is pardon'd by his God,
Whose lins with forrow are confess'd,

And cover'd with his Saviour's blood. 2 Blelt is the mao to whom the Lord

Imputes pot his iniquities,
He pleads no merit of reward,
And not on works but


3 From guile his heart and lips are free,

His humble joy, his holy fear,
With deep repentance well agree,

And join to prove his faith sincere. 4 How glorious is that righteousness

That hides and cancels all his fins !
While a bright evidence of grace
Thro' his whole life appears and shines.

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PSALM. XXXII. Second Part. Long Metre. Aguilty Conscience eased by Confession and Pardon.

HILE I keep Glence and conceal

My heavy guilt within my heart,
What torments doth my conscience feel!

What agonies of inward smart!
2 I spread my fins before the Lord,

And all my secret faults confess;
Thy gospel speaks a pard’ning word,
Thine holy Spirit seals the

grace. 3

For this shall ev'ry humble foul
Make swift addresses to thy feat;


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