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Not honey so invites the taste,
Nor gold, that hath the furnace passed,

Appears so pleasing to the sight. mf 3 Thy threatenings wake my slumbering eyes,

And warn me where my danger lies; тр But 't is thy blesséd gospel, Lord !

That makes my guilty conscience clean,
Converts my soul, subdues my sin,

And gives a free, but large, reward. af 4 Who knows the errors of his thoughts?

My God! forgive my secret faults,

And from presumptuous sins restrain : mf Accept my poor attempts of praise,

That I have read thy book of grace,

And book of nature, not in vain.

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PSALM 20, L. M. 20

God, our Defence. тр 1


the God of power and grace

Attend his people's humble cry! mf Jehovah hears when Israel prays,

And brings deliverance from on high. 2 Well he remembers all our sighs,

His love exceeds our best deserts;

His love accepts the sacrifice P

Of humble groans, and broken hearts. 3 Now save us, Lord! from slavish fear,

Now let our hopes be firm and strong,

Till thy salvation shall appear, f And joy and triumph raise the song.

PSALM 20, C. M. 20

Trust in God. тр

1 THE Lord unto thy prayer attend,

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The name of Jacob's God defend,

And shield thee by his power.
2 In thy salvation we 'll rejoice,

And triumph in the Lord;
For, when in prayer he hears thy voice,

He will relief afford.
8 In chariots, and on horses, some

For aid and shelter flee;

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IN thee, great Gods with songs of praise,



But in thy name, O Lord! we come,

And will remember thee.
4 O Lord! to us salvation bring;

In thee alone we trust;
Hear us, O God, our heavenly King!
Thou refuge of the just !

PSALM 21, C. M. 21

God acknowledged in national Blessings.

Our realms rejoice
And, blest with thy salvation, raise

To heaven their cheerful voice. af 2 In deep distress, our injured land

Implored thy power to save;
For life we prayed;—thy bounteous hand

The timely blessing gave.
3 On thee, in want, in woe, or pain,
Our hearts

one rely ;
Our rights thy mercy will maintain,

And all our wants supply.
mf 4 Thus, Lord! thy wondrous power declare,

And still exalt thy fame;
While we glad songs of praise prepare,
For thine almighty name.

PSALM 22, L. M. 22

Christ's Sufferings and Exaltation. aff 1

OW let our mournful songs record

The dying sorrows of our Lord;
When he complained, in tears and blood,

As one forsaken of his God.
2 The Jews beheld him thus forlorn,

And shook their heads and laughed in scorn ;mf

" He rescued others from the grave;

Now let him try himself to save.”
aft 3 They wound his head, his hands, his feet,

Till streams of blood each other meet;
By lot his garments they divide,

And mock the pangs in which he died.

4 But God, his Father, heard his cry; f

Raised from the dead, he reigns on high ;

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The nations learn his righteousness,
And humble sinners taste his grace.

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PSALM 22, C. M.
Christ's Sufferings and Victories.

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My God! support thy Son,
When horrors dark my soul oppress,

Oh! leave me not alone !"
2 Thus did our suffering Saviour pray,

With mighty cries and tears;
God heard him, in that dreadful day,

And chased away his fears.
3 Great was the victry of his death,

His throne 's exalted high ;
And all the kindreds of the earth

Shall worship,—or shall die.
4 The meek and humble soul shall see

His table richly spread; < And all that seek the Lord shall be,

With joys immortal, fed.
mf 5 The isles shall know the righteousness

Of our incarnate God;
And nations, yet unborn, possess

Salvation in his blood. 23

PSALM 23, L. M.

God, our Shepherd.
* M shepherd is the living Lord;

Now shall my wants be well supplied:
His providence and holy word

Become my safety, and my guide. 2 In pastures where salvation grows,

He makes me feed, he makes me rest; dol There living water gently flows,

And all the food 's divinely blest.
3 My wandering feet his ways mistake;

But he restores my soul to peace,
And leads me, for his mercy's sake,

In the fair paths of righteousness. mp4 Though I walk through the gloomy vale,

Where death and all its terrors are,

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My heart and hope shall never fail

For God, my shepherd, 's with me there.
Ő Surely the mercies of the Lord

Attend his household, all their days;
There will I dwell to hear his word,

To seek his face, and sing his praise.


PSALM 23, L. M., 6 Lines. 23

Jehovah, the Shepherd of his people. dol 1

And feed me with a shepherd's care;
His presence shall my wants supply,
And guard me with a watchful eye;
My noon-day walks he will attend,

And all my midnight hours defend.
2 When in the sultry glebe I faint,

Or on the thirsty mountain pant,
To fertile vales and dewy meads,

My weary, wandering steps he leads;
PP Where peaceful rivers, soft and slow,

Amid the verdant landscape flow.
3 Though in a bare and rugged way,

Through devious, lonely wilds I stray,
Thy presence shall my pains beguile;

The barren wilderness shall smile, mt With sudden greens and herbage crowned,

And streams shall murmur all around.
4 Though in the paths of death I tread,

With gloomy horrors overspread,
My steadfast heart shall fear no ill,
For thou, O Lord! art with me still;
Thy friendly rod shall give me aid,
And guide me through the dreadful shade.

PSALM 23, First Part, C. M. 23

The watchful Shepherd.
dol 1 MY shepherd will supply my need,

Jehovah is his name;
In pastures fresh he makes me feed,

Beside the living stream.
2 He brings my wandering spirit back,

When I forsake his ways;






And leads me, for his mercy's sake,

In paths of truth and grace. 3 When I walk through the shades of death,

Thy presence is my stay;

A word of thy supporting breath mj

Drives all my fears away.
4 The sure provisions of my God

Attend me, all my days;

Oh! may thy house be inine abode,
< And all my work be praise.
5 There would I find a settled rest,

While others go and come, -
No more a stranger or a guest,

But like a child at home. 23

PSALM 23, Second Part, C. M.

Gratitude and Hope. f" 1

Y soul! triumphant in the Lord,

Proclaim thy joys abroad,
And march with holy vigor on,

Supported by thy God.
m" 2 Through every winding maze of life,

His hand has been my guide;
And, in his long-experienced care,

My heart shall still confide.
3 His grace, through all the desert flows,

An unexhausted stream;
mf That grace, on Zion's sacred mount,

Shall be my endless theme.
4 Beyond the choicest joys of time,

Thy courts on earth I love;
But Oh! I burn with strong desire

To view thy house above.
6 There, joined with all the shining band,

My soul would thee adore;-
A pillar in thy temple fixed,

Îo be removed no more.


PSALM 23, First Part, s. M.
The good Shepherd.



1 THE Lord my shepherd is.

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