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THE Hymns from the 300th to the end, are added to this edition, and have been selected by a successor of the Rev. Author. It is hoped that they will increase the value of the Collection, and will serve to cherish that spirit of genuine devotion which the whole work is eminently adapted to promote.
PSALM 1. Common Metre.
The Happiness of the Righteous and the Misery of the
Where sinners love to meet;
And hates the scoffer's seat : 2 But in the statutes of the Lord
Has plac'd his chief delight;
And meditates by night.
By living waters set,
Enjoys a peaceful state.
Shall his profession shine; Whilst fruits of holiness appear
Like clusters on the vine.
What vain designs they form!
Or chaff before the storm.
Among the sons of grace,
When Christ, the Judge, at his right hand
Appoints his saints a place. 7 His eye beholds the path they tread,
His heart approves it well; But crooked ways of sinners lead Down to the gates of hell.
Warts. PSALM II. Common Metre.
The Exaltation of Christ.
His uncontroll'd decree ;
“ Háve I begotten thee.
“My King I thee ordain ; “And though thy foes dispute my will,
Thou shalt for ever reign. 3“ Ask and receive thy full demands,
“ Thine shall the heathen be; “ The utmost limits of the lands
Shall be possess'd by thee. 4.“ Thy righteous sceptre thou shalt sway,
“And all thy foes command; “Just as the potter breaks the clay,
“ And moulds it with his hand." 5 Be wise, ye princes, then; give ear,
Yejudges of the earth ; Worship the Lord with holy fear,
Rejoice with awful mirth. 6 Approach the Son with due respect,
To him your homage pay ; Lest ye persist in your neglect,
And perish in your way.
7 If but in part his anger rise,
Who can endure the flame ?
Of heav'n, and earth, and seas, Thy providence confirms thy word,
And answers thy decrees. 2 The things so long foretold
By David, are fulfill'd ; When Jews and Gentiles join'd to slay
Jesus, thy holy Child. 3 Why did the Gentileş rage,
And Jews with one accord Unite their counsels to destroy
Th’ Anointed of the Lord ? 4 Rulers and kings agree
To form a vain design; Against the Lord they join their pow'rs,
Against his Christ combine. 5 The Lord derides their rage,
And will support his throne; He who hath rais'd him from the dead,
Hath own'd him for his Son. 6 He asks, and God bestows
A vast inheritance;
PSALM III. Com non Metre.
6 Doubts and Fears suppressed. 1 My God, how many are my fears!
How fast my foes increase!
How fatal to my peace!
There's no relief from heav'n; And all my swelling sins appear
Too great to be forgiv'n.
On thee my hopes rely ;
And lift my head on high.
To God I made my pray's : He heard mc from his holy hill;
Why should I now despair ?
My sweet repose to take;
Through him in safety wake. 6 Salvation to the Lord belongs,
His arm alone can save ; Blessings attend thy people here, And reach beyond the grave.
Tate and Watts, united and varied. PSALM IV. ver. 6, 7. Common Metre.
#orb True Happiness only in God. 1 When fancy spreads her boldest wings,
And wanders unconfin’d, Amidst the varied scene of things
Which entertain the mind;