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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. ,

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(For thou preserv’dst me from my Youth)

I willingly resign.
All vain Designs I hate,

Of those who trust in Lies;
And still my Soul in ev'ry State,

To God for Succour Aies.
3 Thou art my stedfast Trust,

I on thy Help repose :
That thou, my God, art good and jut,

My Soul with Comfort knows. 4 Whate'er Events betide,

Thy Wisdom times them all:
Then, Lord, thy Servants safely hide,

On thee alone I call.
5 The Brightness of thy Face

To me, O Lord, disclose :
And as thy Mercies still increase,

I dread no future Woes.
6 How great thy Mercies are,

To such as fear thy Name !
Which thou, for those who trust thy Care,

Doft to the World proclaim.
7 Thou keep'it them in thy Sight,

From proud Oppressors free:
From Tongues that do in Strife delight,

They are preserv'd by thee.
O all ye Saints, the Lord

With fervent Love pursue,
Who to the Just will Help afford

And give the Proud their Due.

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Ye who on God rely,

Courageously proceed :
For he will still your Hearts supply

With Strength in Time of Need.
PSALM XXXI. Third Version: Warts.

Deliverance from Death.
INTO chine Hand, O God of Truth,

My Spirit I commit;
Thou haft redeem'd my Soul from Death,

And sav'd me from the Pit.
2 The Passions of my Hope and Fear

Maintain'd a doubtful Strife,
While Sorrow, Pain and Sin confpirid:

To take
3 My Times are in thine Hand, I cry’d;

'Tho? I draw near the Duft ;"
Thou art the Refuge where I hide,

The God in whom I trust.
4 O Lord, now make thy gracious Face

Upon thy Servant shine,
And save me for thy Mercy's Sake,

For I'm entirely thine.
5 Thy Goodness how divinely free!

How wond'rous is thy Grace,
To those who fear thy Majesty,

And trust thy Promises !

away my Life.

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PSALM XXXI. Fourth Version DODDRIDGE,
The Goodness which God bath wrought and laid up for

bis People.
UR Souls with pleasing Wonder view

The Bounties of thy Grace ;
How much bestow'd ; how much reserv'd

For those who seek thy Face ?
2 Thy lib'ral Hand with worldly Bliss

Oft makes their Cup run o'er ;
And in the Cov'nant of thy Love

They find diviner Store.

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3 But O! what Treasures yet unknown

Are lodg'd in Worlds to come!
If these th' Enjoyments of the Way,

How happy is their Home?
4 And what shall mortal Worms reply?

Or how such Goodness own?
But 'tis our Joy that, Lord, to thee,

Thy Servants Hearts are known.
-5 Thine Eyes shall read those grateful Thoughts

No Language can express :
Yet, when our liveliest Thanks we pay,

Our Debts do molt increafe.
6 Since Time's too short, all-gracious God,

To utter half thy Praise,
Loud to the Honor of thy Name

Eternal Hymns we'll raise.

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PSALM XXXI. Fifth Version. STEELE,

Confidence in God.
ORD, in thy great, thy glorious Name

I place my Hope, my only Trust;
Save me from Sorrow, Guilt and Shame,

Thou ever-gracious, ever-juft.
2 Thou art my Rock, thy Name alone

The Fortress where my Hopes retreat;
O make thy Pow'r and Mercy known,

To Safety guide my wand'ring Feet.
3 To thy kind Hand, O gracious Lord,

My Soul I chearfully refign;
My Saviour God, I trust thy Word,

For Truth, immortal Truth, is thine, 4

I hate their Works, I hate their ways,
Who follow Vanity and Lies;
But to the Lord my Hopes I raise,

And trust his Pow'r who built the Skies. 5

What endless Bliss, O bounteous Lord,
(Immensely great, divinely free!)
Haft thou reserv'd for their Reward,
Who fear thy Name, and trust in thee ?

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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.
7 Ye humble Souls, who seek his Face,

Let sacred Courage fill your Heart;
Hope in the Lord, and trust his Grace,
And he shall heav'nly Strength impart.

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PSALM XXXII. First Version. First Part. MERRICK.

The Happiness of those whose Sins are forgiven.
OW bleft the Man, whose conscious Grief

From Thee; great God, has found Relief;
Whose Guilt thy boundless Love has veild,

His Fears compos'd, his Weakness heal'd; 2 To whom th’ Offences of his Hand

No longer now imputed stand,
Who learns thy Precepts to revere,

Whose Heart is pure, whose Tongue sincere. 3 My humbled Soul its Sins shall own :

Behold me bow before thy Throne,
To thee my inmoft Guilt disclose,

And in thy Bosom pour my Woes. 4. But lo! while yet my Hands I rear,

The Voice of Mercy to my Ear
Descends, and whilp'ring Peace within

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 with stedfast Hope repair,

To Thee prefer th’unwearied Pray’r: 6 So, when AMiction's Tempests rise,

And heave the Billows to the Skies,
They, safe in thee, the Storm shall brave,

And distant view the madding Wave. 7

When various Griefs my Soul surround,
In thee my sure Retreat is found;
Thy wish'd Salvation meets my Eyes,
And Songs of Triumph rcund me rise.

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PSALM XXXII. - First Version. Second Part.

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Peace and Joy the natural Consequence of a rational manly

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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,
To guard thee from their Rage, must feel

The forceful Rein, and curbing Steel. 3 What Pangs the impious Tribe await,

While Hope and Joy his Heart dilate,
Who trusts in thee, O King of Kings,

And Mercy round him spreads her Wings!
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4 Ye Saints, exulting lift your Voice,

Ye pure of Mind, in him rejoice,
Whose Presence on the Soul impress’d
With heav'nly Transport fills the Breast.

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PSALM XXXII. Second Version. TATE.

The Blessedness of true Penitents.
E's blest, whose Sins have Pardon gain’d

No more in Judgment to appear;
Whose Guilt Remission has obtain'd,

And whose Repentance is fincere. 2 True Penitents with God succeed,

Who seek him while he may be found,
His fov’reign Grace in Time of Need

Shall them encompass all around 3 In his Instruction then confide,

You who would Truth's safe Path descry;
Your Progress he'll securely guide,

And keep you in his watchful Eye.
4 Submit yourselves to Wisdom's Rule,

Like Men who Reason have attain'd:
Not like th’ungovern’d Horse and Male,
Whose Fury must be curb’d and rein'd.

5 Sorrows

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