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9 O blest Redeemer, great and kind !

Thy shield, thy saving strength, shall be
The shield, the strength, of ev'ry mind,

That loves thy name, and trusts in thee. 10 Remember, Lord, thy chosen seed;

Israel defend from guilt and woe :
Thy flock in richest pastures feed,

And guard their steps from ev'ry foe. 11 Zion exalt, her cause maintain ;

With peace and joy her courts surround :
In show'rs let endless blessings rain,
And saints eternal praise resound.

PSALM 29. L. M.

Storm and Thunder. 1 G.

IVE to the Lord, ye sons of fame,

Give to the Lord renown and pow'r : Ascribe due honours to his name,

And his eternal might adore.
2 The Lord proclaims his pow'r aloud,

Upon the ocean and the land :
His voice divides the wat’ry cloud,

And lightnings blaze at his command. 3 He speaks, and tempest, hail and wind,

Lay the wide forest bare around :
The fearful hart, and frighted hind,

Leap at the terror of the sound. 4 To Lebanon he turns his voice,

And lo, the stately cedars break
The mountains tremble at the noise,

The vallies roar, the desarts quake.
5 The Lord sits sov'reign on the flood;

The Thund'rer reigns for ever king;
But makes his church his blest abode,
Where. we his awful glories sing.

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6 In gentler language there the Lord

The counsels of his grace imparts :
Amid the raging storm, his word
Speaks peace and courage to our hearts.

PSALM 30. L. M.

Sickness healed.
I WILL extol thee, Lord, on high,
Who, but a God, can speak, and save,
From the dark borders of the grave ?
2 Sing to the Lord, ye saints of his,
And tell how large his goodness is ;
Let all your pow’rs rejoice and bless,
While you record his holiness. .
3 His anger but a moment stays;

His love is life and length of days :
Tho' grief and tears the night employ,
The morning-star restores the joy.
4 Firm was my health, my day was bright,
And I presum'd 'twould ne'er be night:
Fondly I said within my heart,
"Pleasure and peace shall ne'er depart."
5 But I forgot thine arm was strong,
Which made my mountain stand so long;
Soon as thy face began to hide,
My health was gone, my comforts died.
6 I cried aloud to thee, my God :

“What can'st thou profit by my blood ? "Deep in the dust can I declare

Thy truth, or sing thy glories there? 7 Hear me, O God of grace,” I said,

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Thy word rebuk'd the pains I felt;
Thy pard’ning love remoy'd my guilt.

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PSALM 31. Third Part. L. M.

Prayer for deliverance from unfaithful friends. 1 OW many

, To mark the mercies of thy hand ! How many pray’rs have reach'd thy throne !

How often has thy grace been shown ! 2 When sorrows rise and pains prevail,

Or angry foes my peace assail ;
When dangers thicken all around;

In thee alone my help is found.
3 Thro' all the road, each day, each hour,

Fresh evils threaten to devour:
Some new complaint, some painful case,

Still drives me to the throne of grace. 4 My former friends their friend forget,

And change their love to cruel hate ;
But truth and love with thee, remain ;

My Saviour always is the same,
5 Support me in this sharp distress,

While all forsake, and some oppress;
And if my ways the Lord approve,
Then turn their hatred into loye.
PSALM 32. First Part. L. M.

Justification and sanctification.
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LEST is the man, for ever blest,

Whose guilt is pardon'd by his God ; Whose sins with sorrow are confess'd,

And cover'd with his Saviour's blood. 2 Blest is the man to whom the Lord,

Imputes not his iniquities;
He pleads no merit of reward,

And, not on works, but grace, relies. 3. From guile his heart and lips are free ;

His humble joy, his holy fear,

With deep repentance well agree;

And join to prove his faith sincere, 4 How glorious is that righteousness,

That hides and cancels all his sins !
While a bright evidence of grace,
Thro' his whole life, appears and shines.
PSALM 32. Second Part. L. M.

Confession and pardon.
1
WHILE I keep silence and conceal

My heavy guilt within my heart, What torments doth my conscience feel!

What agonies of inward smart !
2 I spread my sins before the Lord,

And all my secret faults confess :
Thy gospel speaks a pard’ning word,

Thy holy spirit seals the grace.
3 For this shall ev'ry humble soul

Make swift addresses to thy seat :
When floods of huge temptations roll,

There shall they find a blest retreat. 4 How safe beneath thy wings I lie,

When days grow dark, and storms appear :
And when I walk, thy watchful eye
Shall guide me safe from ev'ry snare.

PSALM 33. First Part. C. M.

Works of creation and providence. 1 REJOICE, ye righteous, in the Lord;

This work belongs to you:
Sing of his name, his ways, his word,

How holy, just and true !
2 His mercy and his righteousness
Let heav'n and earth proclaim :

His works of nature and of grace

Reveal his wondrous name. 3 His wisdom and almighty word:

The heav'nly arches spread ; And by the spirit of the Lord

Their shining hosts were made. 4 He bid the liquid waters fow

To their appointed deep:
The flowing seas their limits know,

And their own station keep.
5 Ye tenants of the spacious earth,

With fear before him stand :
He spake, and nature took its birth,

And rests on his command.
6 He scorns the angry nations' rage,

And breaks their vain designs : His counsel stands thro' ev'ry age, And in full glory shines. PSALM 33. Second Part. C. M.

Creatures vain, and God all-sufficient.
LEST is the nation where the Lord

Hath fix'd his gracious throne ;
Where he reveals his heav'nly word,

And calls their tribes his own. 2 His eyes, with infinite survey,

The spacious world behold;
He form'd us all of equal clay,

And knows our feeble mould.
3 Kings are not rescu'd by the force

Of armies from the grave :
Nor speed nor courage of a horse

Can the bold rider save. 4. Vain is the strength of beasts or men,

To hope for safety thence;

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