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PSALM 23. Part 1. L M,
God our Shepherd. 1 THE Lord, my Shepherd, knows his sheep,
And will for all their wants provide;
And is mine everlasting guide. 2.In verdeni* fields my pasture grows,
Beneath the cooling shade I rest,
And all my nourishment is blest. 3 When Satan by some bold attack,
Hlas turn'd mine erring feet astray,
And guides me lest I lose the way. 4 Yea, should I walk the gloomy vale,
If Christ, my Lord, my life, appear,
Can fill my joyful soul with fear. 5 I know his voice; lis gentle look
Bespeaks the kind forgiving God,
Directs my way beneath his rod. 6 My table God has richly spread,
Before my foes I daily sup,
His generous wine o’erflows my cup. 7. Jesus, who snatch'd me first from hell,
Shall me from grace to glory raise;
PSALM 23. Part 2. L. M.
Christ the good Shepherd. 1 THE Lord of heaven my Shepherd is, I shall not want, if I be his,
He will my soul in safety keep,
Among the thousands of his sheep. 2 He brings me where his flock is seen,
To feed on pastures fresh and green;
Where living streams in silence glide. 3 If once my feet mistake his way
(And sheep, alas! are prone to stray,) His cheering staff, his chastening rod,
Restore and bring me back to God. 4 Yea, should I death's dark valley tread,
Nor death nor danger would I dread,
And die rejoicing in his love.
For God has well my table set;
My cup o'erflows with generous wine. 6 I'm sure, from sweet experience past,
That God will own my soul at last;
PSALM 73. C. M.
The Lord will provide. | MY Shepherd is the Lord most high,
In whom the sheep confide;
My Guardian and my Guide. 2 In pastures green, o'er flowery meads,
Beside the purling* brook,
With heaven's mysterious crook, 3 When I his holy way misiake
He doh my soul restore,
* Purling, flowing with a gentie nvise.
And leads me for his mercy's sake
That I may stray no more. 4 Yea, should I walk through shades of death,
His presence is my stay;
Drives all my fears away.
My board is richly spread,
His oil anoints mine head.
His mercy guard me well;
I would for ever dwell.
(While others go and come) No more a stranger or a guest,
But like a child at home.
PSALM 23. S. M.
The bounty of Providence. 1 THE Lord my Shepherd is,
I shall be well supplied;
No good shall be denied.
He makes his sheep to lie,
Sweet streams that never die. 3 If e'er I turn astray
He doth my soul reclaim,
For his most holy name.
To vouchsafe, to condescend.
4 If God afford his aid,
I cannot yield to fear;
If Christ, my life, appear. 5 Invidious* foes repine,
To see my table spread;
His oil anoints mine head.
His love shall me pursue,
PSALM 24. C. M.
Dwelling with God. 1 THIS earth, and all this earth contains,
Belongs, () God, to thee; And while the 'establish'd world remains,
It rests on thy decree.
For tribes of different blood;
And there the swelling flood.
On yon celestial hill?
But works thy righteous will.
Inspird with heavenly love;
And dwell with God above.
Your pearly leaves unfold;
* Invidious, enyiovs.
The King of glory, lo! he waits!
Let all his saints behold.
The wonders of his might!
PSALM 24. L. M.
The residence of the saints.
Who dwell on this terrestrial ball;
The fullness of the world is thine.
The building on the sea was laid,
To be their transient dwelling place.
To fairer worlds in yonder skies?
And dwell for ever on thine hill?
Whose hands are clean, whose heart is pure,
This man shall heaven at last attain. 5 These are the blest of human kind,
Who seek thy face, and favor find;
And dwell in everlasting light.
Behold the King of glory nigh!
The Lord omnipotent is he.
To make the Lord, the Savior, way,