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6 Bleft Shepherd, lead me on;
My Soul disdains to fear ;
Now Life's great Lord is near.
The good Man's Propea.
Shall tell its Joys abroad;
Supported by its God. 2 Thro' all the winding Maze of Life,
His Hand hath been my Guide, And in that long-experienc'd Care,
My Heart shall still confide.
An unexhausted Stream :
Shall be my endless Theme.
These distant Courts I love ; But O! I burn with strong Desire
To view thy House above. 5 Mingled with all the shining Band,
My Soul would there adore ; A Pillar in thy Temple fix’d,
To be remov'd no more.
PSALM XXIV. First Version. MERRICK. God's sovereign Dominion, and the Character of
Submits, great, God, its wide Domain ; Whate'er this Orb's vaft Bounds confine,
By just Possession, Lord, is thine : 2 That Orb amid th’ wat’ry. Waste
Thy Hands, belt Architect, have plac'd,
5 Lord, who shall to thy Hill ascend ?
Who suppliant at thine Altars bend?
Shall heap the Blessings of his Love; 5 Such only form the chosen Choir,
Whose Feet, with licens'd Step, afpire
Who seek the Face of Jacob's God.
Aloft, with sudden Spring, your Weight,
Behold the King of Glory near.
The God, whom Heav'n's high Hosts obey:
The Lord's her Fulness is
By sov’reign Right are his.
And his almighty Hand
The stable Fabric ftand.
One chosen Seat design'd;
Desir'd Admittance find?
Whose Thoughts from Pride are free;
To gainful Perjury.
Shall show'r his Blessings down,
With Righteousness to crown.
The sacred Courts are trod;
The Face of Jacob's God.
PSALM XXIV. Third Version. Watts.
Dwelling with God,
With Adam's num'rous Race;
And built it on the Seas.
May visit thine Abode ?
Whose Heart is right with God. 3 This is the Man may rise and take
The Blessings of his Grace; This is the Lot of those who seek
The God of Jacob's Face.
To meet the Lord prepare,
their everlasting Doors,
The Wonders of his Might?
With Saints is his Delight.
PSALM XXIV. Fourth Version. First Part. WATTS.
Saints dwell in Heaven.
And Men and Worms, and Beafts and Birds :
PSALM XXV. First Version. First Part. MERRICK,
A Prayer for Direction and Pardon.
2 But there's a brighter World on high,
Thy Palace, Lord, above the Sky :
Behold the King of Glory nigh;
The mighty Lord, the Saviour's he.
To make the Lord the Saviour Way:
comes with God to dwell.
Heav'n's eternal Door,
OD of my Health, from Morn to Eve
In thee my Hopes have learn’d to lives
My Heart with thy celeftial Lore.
And let Oblivion's thickest Veil
3 Thy wonted Pity, Lord, impart,
While in the Anguilh of my Heart
And humbled bow before thy Throne.
Returning Sinners joy to prove,
Correct the Error of their Way.
By Mercy and by Truth outspread.
God the Guide of the Meek and Humble.
On thee my stedfast Mind relies ;
your Choice demand,
As o'er Life's Pilgrimage he goes,
Their Tent around his favor'd Head : 4 See, rang'd in fair Descent, his Line
The Lot which thy Decrees aflign
The Blessings of thy Bounty talte. 5. Who bow to thee th' attentive Ear,
The Secrets of thy Will shall hear;
God the Guide of his Servants.
To God his Duty pays,
į all his righteous Ways.