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Not honey so invites the taste,
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,
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.
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,
The name of Jacob's God defend,
And shield thee by his power.
And triumph in the Lord;
He will relief afford.
For aid and shelter flee;
IN thee, great Gods with songs of praise,
But in thy name, O Lord! we come,
And will remember thee.
In thee alone we trust;
PSALM 21, C. M. 21
God acknowledged in national Blessings.
Our realms rejoice
To heaven their cheerful voice. af 2 In deep distress, our injured land
Implored thy power to save;
The timely blessing gave.
one rely ;
And all our wants supply.
And still exalt thy fame;
PSALM 22, L. M. 22
Christ's Sufferings and Exaltation. aff 1
The dying sorrows of our Lord;
As one forsaken of his God.
And shook their heads and laughed in scorn ;mf
" He rescued others from the grave;
Now let him try himself to save.”
Till streams of blood each other meet;
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 ;
The nations learn his righteousness,
PSALM 22, C. M.
My God! support thy Son,
Oh! leave me not alone !"
With mighty cries and tears;
And chased away his fears.
His throne 's exalted high ;
Shall worship,—or shall die.
His table richly spread; < And all that seek the Lord shall be,
With joys immortal, fed.
Of our incarnate God;
Salvation in his blood. 23
PSALM 23, L. M.
God, our Shepherd.
Now shall my wants be well supplied:
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.
But he restores my soul to peace,
In the fair paths of righteousness. mp4 Though I walk through the gloomy vale,
Where death and all its terrors are,
My heart and hope shall never fail
Attend his household, all their days;
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;
And all my midnight hours defend.
Or on the thirsty mountain pant,
My weary, wandering steps he leads;
Amid the verdant landscape flow.
Through devious, lonely wilds I stray,
The barren wilderness shall smile, mt With sudden greens and herbage crowned,
And streams shall murmur all around.
With gloomy horrors overspread,
PSALM 23, First Part, C. M. 23
The watchful Shepherd.
Jehovah is his name;
Beside the living stream.
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.
Attend me, all my days;
Oh! may thy house be inine abode,
While others go and come, -
But like a child at home. 23
PSALM 23, Second Part, C. M.
Gratitude and Hope. f" 1
Proclaim thy joys abroad,
Supported by thy God.
His hand has been my guide;
My heart shall still confide.
An unexhausted stream;
Shall be my endless theme.
Thy courts on earth I love;
To view thy house above.
My soul would thee adore;-
Îo be removed no more.
PSALM 23, First Part, s. M.
1 THE Lord my shepherd is.