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: Be strong, be stedfast: So your
Mind From him its full Support shall find, Ye Saints that in his Care confide, Nor own nor ak a Help beside.
PSALM XXXI. Secord Version: " Tate. i Resignation to and Dependence upon 'divine Providence. ,
I willingly resign.
Of those who trust in Lies;
To God for Succour Aies.
I on thy Help repose :
My Soul with Comfort knows. 4 Whate'er Events betide,
Thy Wisdom times them all:
On thee alone I call.
To me, O Lord, disclose :
I dread no future Woes.
To such as fear thy Name !
Doft to the World proclaim.
From proud Oppressors free:
They are preserv'd by thee.
With fervent Love pursue,
And give the Proud their Due.
Ye who on God rely,
Courageously proceed :
With Strength in Time of Need.
Deliverance from Death.
My Spirit I commit;
And sav'd me from the Pit.
Maintain'd a doubtful Strife,
“'Tho? I draw near the Duft ;"
The God in whom I trust.
Upon thy Servant shine,
For I'm entirely thine.
How wond'rous is thy Grace,
And trust thy Promises !
away my Life.
PSALM XXXI. Fourth Version DODDRIDGE,
The Bounties of thy Grace ;
For those who seek thy Face ?
Oft makes their Cup run o'er ;
They find diviner Store.
3 But O! what Treasures yet unknown
Are lodg'd in Worlds to come!
How happy is their Home?
Or how such Goodness own?
Thy Servants Hearts are known.
No Language can express :
Our Debts do molt increafe.
To utter half thy Praise,
Eternal Hymns we'll raise.
PSALM XXXI. Fifth Version. STEELE,
Confidence in God.
I place my Hope, my only Trust;
Thou ever-gracious, ever-juft.
The Fortress where my Hopes retreat;
To Safety guide my wand'ring Feet.
My Soul I chearfully refign;
For Truth, immortal Truth, is thine, 4
I hate their Works, I hate their ways,
And trust his Pow'r who built the Skies. 5
What endless Bliss, O bounteous Lord,
6 Bleft be the Lord, for ever blest, Whose Mercy bids my
Fears remove; The sacred Walls which guard my Rest,
Are his almighty Pow'r and Love.
Let sacred Courage fill your Heart;
PSALM XXXII. First Version. First Part. MERRICK.
The Happiness of those whose Sins are forgiven.
From Thee; great God, has found Relief;
His Fears compos'd, his Weakness heal'd; 2 To whom th’ Offences of his Hand
No longer now imputed stand,
Whose Heart is pure, whose Tongue sincere. 3 My humbled Soul its Sins shall own :
Behold me bow before thy Throne,
And in thy Bosom pour my Woes. 4. But lo! while yet my Hands I rear,
The Voice of Mercy to my Ear
Confirms the Pardon of my Sin. 5 For this shall all who thee adore,
E’er yet the Day of Grace be o'er,
To Thee prefer th’unwearied Pray’r: 6 So, when AMiction's Tempests rise,
And heave the Billows to the Skies,
And distant view the madding Wave. 7
When various Griefs my Soul surround,
PSALM XXXII. - First Version. Second Part.
Peace and Joy the natural Consequence of a rational manly
OME from thy God, Instruction learn;
While, prompt from Error's Path to turn Thy Feet, thy ev'ry Step he scan,
Let Reason's Use bespeak thee Man; 2 Nor imitate the Steed and Mule,
Whose brutal Mouth, averse to rule,
The forceful Rein, and curbing Steel. 3 What Pangs the impious Tribe await,
While Hope and Joy his Heart dilate,
And Mercy round him spreads her Wings!
Ye pure of Mind, in him rejoice,
PSALM XXXII. Second Version. TATE.
The Blessedness of true Penitents.
No more in Judgment to appear;
And whose Repentance is fincere. 2 True Penitents with God succeed,
Who seek him while he may be found,
Shall them encompass all around 3 In his Instruction then confide,
You who would Truth's safe Path descry;
And keep you in his watchful Eye.
Like Men who Reason have attain'd: