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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.

Nov. 1812.

PSALMS.

PSALM 1. Common Metre.

The Happiness of the Righteous and the Misery of the

Wicked.
1 Blest is the man who shuns the place

Where sinners 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 tree of gen'rous kind,

By living waters set,
Safe from the storm and blasting wind,

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

Shall his profession shine; Whilst 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 dust,

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

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.
1 ATTEND, O earth, when God declares

His uncontroll'd decree ;
Thou art my Son, this day, my Heir,

“ Háve I begotten thee.
2“Upon my holy Zion's hill

“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.

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7 If but in part his anger rise,

Who can endure the flame ?
Then blest are they whose hope relies
On his most holy Name.

Tate, varied.
PSALM II. Short Metre.
The Death, Resurrection and Glory of Christ.
1 MAKER, and sov'reign Lord

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;
Far as the earth's remotest ends
His kingdom shall advance.

WATTS.

PSALM III. Com non Metre.

6 Doubts and Fears suppressed. 1 My God, how many are my fears!

How fast my foes increase!
Their number, how it multiplies !

How fatal to my peace!
2 The lying tempter would persuade

There's no relief from heav'n; And all my swelling sins appear

Too great to be forgiv'n.
3 But thou, O Lord, art my defence,

On thee my hopes rely ;
My sinking spirit thou wilt raise,

And lift my head on high.
4 In former times of deep distress

To God I made my pray's : He heard mc from his holy hill;

Why should I now despair ?
5 Guarded by him, I lay me down

My sweet repose to take;
For I through him securely sleep,

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;

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