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PSALM LI. Second Version. First Part. WATTS.
A Penitent pleading for Pardon,
Let a repenting Rebel live :
May not a Sinner trust in thee?
The Pow'r and Glory of thy Grace:
So let thy pard’ning Love be found. 3 0 wash my Soul from ev'ry Sin,
And make my guilty Conscience clean;
And part Offences pain my Eyes.
Against thy Law, again ft thy Grace :
I am condemn'd, but thou art clear.
I must pronounce thee just in Death ;
Thy righteous Law approves it well. 6 Yet save a trembling Sinner, Lord,
Whose Hope ftill hov'ring round thy Word
PSALM LI. Second Version. Second Part.
The Backslider restored.
Behold them not with angry Look,
But blot their Mem’ry from thy Book. 2 Create my Nature pure within,
And fórm my Soul averse to Sin :
3 I cannot live without thy Light,
Caft out and banish'd from thy Sight:
And guard me that I fall no more.
Is all the Sacrifice I' bring ;
A contrite Heart for. Sacrifice..
And owns thine awful Sentence juft ;
Sinners shall learn thy sov'reign Grace si
And they shall praise a pard'ning God. 7 O may thy Love inspire my Tongue !
Salvation shall be all my Song;
The Repenting Suppliant.
And bid my num'rous Sins remove,
All cancell'd by thy sov’reign Love.. 2 O wash this guilty Heart of mine,
For cleansing Grace is only thine ;.
With recent Horror-to my Eyes.. 3 Against the God I love and fear,
My aggravated Crimes appear;
And fills with Grief my fainting Heart.. 4 While humbly proftrate in the Duft,
I own thy awful Sentence just;
$ If Sacrifice would please my God,
For blazing Altars please no more: 6 This is the Gift I would impart,
A humble, docile, contrite Heart;
O God, thou never wilt despise.
That inward Truth, O Lord, inspire ;
And give me Purity divine..
Peace, Joy, and Pardon, to my Heart;
PSA L M. LII. MERRICK.
common Danger and general Depravity of Manners.
The God who form’d the Earth and Sky:
Unstain'd, and obstinately good.
On Britain's Children cast his Eye,
A thorough Reformation rise,
The blest Event to England's Shore
PSALM LV. First Version. Watts.
Confidence in God.
At Noon repeat my Cry,
Nor wilt thou long deny.
Or shield me when afraid ;
Burdens on the Lord,
That I shall never fall. 4 My highest Hopes shall not be vain,
My Lips shall spread his Praise ; While cruel and deceitful Men
Scarce live out Half their Days.
3 I caft
PSALM LV. Second Version. WATTS.
And chuse the Road to Death;
I'll spend my daily Breath.
When Morning brings the Light;
And pay my Vows at Night. 3
Thou wilt regard my Cries,
4 Because they dwell at Ease
And no sad Changes feel,
Nor learn to do thy Will. 5
But I with all my Cares, W 開
Will lean upon the Lord,
And relt upon his Word.
The Children of his Love;
No earthly Pow'r can move.
PSA L M LVI. WATTS.
God's Care of his people.
I have repos'd my Trust;
The Offspring of the Duit.
Their Cries affect his Ears ;
A Bottle for their Tears.
Praise ; I'll fing how faithful is thy Word;
How righteous all thy Ways !
O set thy Servant free,
May be employ'd for thee.
Divine Power, Truth, and Mercy.
To thee with suppliant Voice I cry,