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Whence all my comforts spring;
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PSALM 13, 7s. 13

Pleading for Mercy.
Lo ORD of mercy, just and kind!

Wilt thou ne'er my guilt forgive ?
Never shall my troubled mind,

In thy kind remembrance, live?
2 Lord! how long shall Satan's art

Tempt my harassed soul to sin,
Triumph o'er my humbled heart,

Fears without and guilt within ?
3 Lord, my God! thine ear incline,

Bending to the prayer of faith; mf Cheer my eyes with light divine len Lest I sleep the sleep of death.

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PSALM 14, C. M. 14

All Men, Sinners.
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FOOLS, in their hearts, believe and say,

That all religion 's vain;
There is no God who reigns on high,

Or minds th' affairs of men.
2 The Lord, from his celestial throne,

Looked down on things below,
To find the man who sought his grace,

Or did his justice know.
3 By nature, all are gone astray,

Their practice all the same;
There's none that fears his Maker's hand.

There's none that loves his name.
4 Their tongues are used to speak deceit,

Their slanders never cease:
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Nor know the paths of peace.
5 Such seeds of sin—that bitter root-

In every heart are found;
Nor can they bear diviner fruit,

Till grace refine the ground.

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PSALM 14, 7s and 6s.

The Salvation of Israel.
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To heal his ancient nation,

To lead his outcasts home.
How long the holy city

Shall heathen feet profane?
Return, O Lord! in pity;

Rebuild her walls again.
2 Let fall thy rod of terror,

Thy saving grace impart;
Roll back the veil of error,

Release the fettered heart;
Let Israel, home returning,

Their lost Messiah see;
Give oil of joy for mourning,
And bind the church to thee.

PSALM 15, L. M. 15

The Citizen of Zion.
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WHO
HO shall ascend thy heavenly place,

Great God! and dwell before thy face?
The man that minds religion now,

And humbly walks with God below:
2 Whose hands are pure, whose heart is clean;

Whose lips still speak the thing they mean;
No slanders dwell upon his tongue;

He hates to do his neighbor wrong.
3 He loves his enemies, and prays

For those that curse him to his face;
And doth to all men still the same

That he would hope, or wish, from them.
4 Yet, when his holiest works are done,

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This is the man thy face shall see,

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PSALM 15, 78.

The Heir of Heaven, aft 1

WHO O Lord! when life is o'er,

Shall to heaven's blest mansions soar ?
Who, an ever-Welcome guest,
In thy holy place shall rest?

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And flesh and sin no more control

The sacred pleasures of the soul.
4 My flesh shall slumber in the ground,

Till the last trumpet's joyful sound:
Then burst the chains, with sweet surprise,
And in my Saviour's image rise.

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PSALM 17, S. M.

The Prospects of the Saint and Sinner. mf 1

A RISE, my gracious God!

And make the wicked flee;
They are but thy chastising rod

To drive thy saints to thee.
2 Behold! the sinner dies, --

His haughty words are vain ;
Here, in this life, his pleasure lies,

And all beyond is pain.
3 Then let his pride advance,

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The Lord is my inheritance,

My soul can wish no more.
4 I shall behold the face

Of my forgiving God;
And stand complete in righteousness,

Washed in my Saviour's blood.
5 There's a new heaven began,

When I awake from death,
Dressed in the likeness of thy Son,

And draw immortal breath.

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PSALM 18, First Part, L. M.
Deliverance from Despair.

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My rock, my tower, my high defence;
Thy mighty arm shall be my trust,

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2 Death, and the terrors of the grave,

Stood round me with their dismal shade; While floods of high temptation rose,

And made my sinking soul afraid. aff 3 I saw the opening gates of hell,

With endless pains and sorrows there, Which none, but they that feel, can tell, —

While I was hurried to despair. 4 In my distress, I called my God,

When I could scarce believe him mine;

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That terrible, that joyful hour;
And give the glory to the Lord,

Due to his mercy and his power.

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PSALM 18, Second Part, L. M.

The Reward of Sincerity.
ORD! thou hast seen my soul sincere,

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Before mine eyes I set thy laws,

And thou hast owned my righteous cause. mp 2 What sore temptations broke my rest!

What wars and strugglings in my breast!
But, through thy grace that reigns within,

I guard against my darling sin.
3 The sin that close besets me still,

That works and strives against my will, —
When shall thy Spirit's sovereign power

Destroy it, that it rise no more?
4 With an impartial hand, the Lord

Deals out to mortals their reward:
The kind and faithful souls shall find
A God, as faithful, and as kind.

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PSALM 18, Third Part, L. M.

Rejoicing in God. 1

ST are thy ways, and true thy word,

Great Rock of my socure abode !
Who is a God beside the Lord ?

Or where 's a refuge like our God?

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Gives me his holy sword to wield;
And, while with sin and hell I fight,

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The God of my salvation lives :

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Sweet is the peace my Father gives.

PSALM 18, First Part, C. M. 18

Victory over temporal Enemies.
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Now is thine arm revealed;
Thou art our strength, our heavenly tower,

Our bulwark and our shield.
2 We fiy to our eternal Rock,

And find a sure defence;
His holy name our lips invoke,

And draw salvation thence.
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The thunder of his loud alarms, –

The lightning of his spear ?
4 He rides upon the wingéd wind;

And angels in array,
In millions, wait to know his mind,

And swift as flames obey.
Ő He speaksmand, at his fierce rebuke,

Whole armies are dismayed;
His voice, his frown, his angry look,

Strike all their courage dead.
6 Oft has the Lord whole nations blessed,

For his own children's sake;
The powers, that give his people rest,

Shall of his care partake. 18

PSALM 18, Second Part, C. M.

Jehovah coming to reign.
1 Tam Lord descended from above,

And bowed the heavens most high,
And underneath his feet he cast

The darkness of the sky.

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