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Ye servants of the almighty king
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FOR SOCIAL WORSHIP..
FIRST BOOK. LONG METRE.
Godliness, its nature and reward.
No wicked counsels lead aside;
2 Who in the perfect law of God
Hath plac'd his soul's entire delight;
On this his wakeful thoughts by night, 3 He flourishes like some fair tree
With living waters near the root, Whose leaves are ever fresh and green, • Whose branches bend with timely fruit.
4 Safe shall his dearest hopes remai.1,
And the best pleasures of his mind;
5 God will reward the just man's work,
For he approves the path he treads;
That all my wants be well supply'd ;
He is my guard, and he my guide.
He leads me, for his goodness fake.
And sorrow cast a dismal shade;
Shall still surround me all my days:
God our confolation.
For thee I long, to thee I look:
2 Thy mercy and thy truth display;
That, by the conduct of thy light,
3. Oft have I found thy worship here
4 Why shou'd I cherish gloomy thoughts,
Whence nothing but disquiet flows ?
5 I have learnt, at last, a remedy
To keep my passions calm and still;
PSALM IV. Stability of God's government. 1 JEHOVAH reigns; this King of Kings
Afsumes his robes of glorious light;
2 He reigns, and the unquiet world
Shall gain stability and peace:
3 In vain the world's rebellious powers
In tumults and commotions rise,
4. Oppose not his resiftless sway ;
He is far above your angry noise;
5 Lord, as thy power can never fail,
So all thy promises are sure: