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PSALM 24, 78. 24

Christ and the Saints in Glory.
I" 1 "WIDE, ye heavenly gates! unfold,

Closed no more by death and sin;
Lo! the conquering Lord behold!

Let the King of glory in.”
Hark! th' angelic host inquire,

“ Who is he, th' almighty King ?”
Hark again! the answering choir

Thus in strains of triumph sing :-
2 "He, whose powerful arm alone

On his foes destruction hurled ;
He, who hath the victory won,

He, who saved a ruined world;
He, who God's pure law fulfilled,

Jesus, the incarnate Word;
He, whose truth with blood was sealed;

He is heaven's all-glorious Lord.”
3 “Who shall to this blest abode

Follow in the Saviour's train ?"
• They, who in his cleansing blood

Wash away each guilty stain; mf They, whose daily actions prove

Steadfast faith, and holy fear,
Fervent zeal, and grateful love;-

They shall dwell for ever here."

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PSALM 25, First Part, S. M.

Waiting for Pardon and Direction. mf 1 I LIFT my soul to God,

My trust is in his naine;
Let not my foes, that seek my blood,

Still triumph in my shame.
2 From the first dawning light

Till the dark evening rise,
For thy salvation, Lord! I wait

With ever-longing eyes.
8 Remember all thy grace,

And lead me in thy truth;
Forgive the sins of riper days,

And follies of my youth.
4 The Lord is just and kind;

The meek shall learn his ways,


And every humble sinner find

The methods of his grace.
5 For his own goodness' sake

He saves my soul from shame;
He pardons, though my guilt be great,
Through my Redeemer's name.

PSALM 25, Second Part, s. M. 25

Divine Teaching.
THERE shall the man be found,

That fears t' offend his God,
That loves the gospel's joyful sound,

And trembles at the rod ?
2 The Lord shall make him know

The secrets of his heart,
The wonders of his covenant show,

And all his love impart.
3 The dealings of his hand

Are truth and mercy still,
With such as to his covenant stand,

And love to do his will.
4 Their souls shall dwell at ease,

Before their Maker's face;
Their seed shall taste the promises,
In their extensive grace.

PSALM 25, Third Part, S. M. 25

Backsliding and Repentance.
MINE eyes and my desire

Are ever to the Lord;
I love to plead his promises,

And rest upon his word. af 2 Turn, turn thee to my soul,

Bring thy salvation near;
When will thy hand release my feet

Out of the deadly snare?
3 When shall the sovereign grace

Of my forgiving God
Restore me, from those dangerous ways,

My wandering feet have trod?
4 With every morning's light,

My sorrow new begins ;




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Look on my anguish and my pain,

And pardon all my sins.
5 Oh! keep my soul from death,

Nor put my hope to shame;
For I have placed my only trust

In my Redeemer's name. 25

PSALM 25, Fourth Part, S. M.

Pleading for Mercy.
O God, in whom I trust,

I lift my heart and voice;
Oh! let me not be put to shame,

Nor let my foes rejoice.
2 Thy mercies and thy love,

O Lord! recall to mind;
And graciously continue still,

As thou wast ever, kind. aft 3 Let all my youthful crimes

Be blotted out by thee;
And, Oh! for thy great goodness' sake,

In mercy think on me.
4 His mercy and his truth

The righteous Lord displays,
In bringing wandering sinners home,

And teaching them his ways. 26

PSALM 26, L. M.

Self-Examination. 1

! , And try my reins, and try my heart; My faith upon thy promise stays,

Nor from thy law my feet depart.
2 Among thy saints will I appear

With hands well-washed in innocence;
But, when I stand before thy bar,

The blood of Christ is my defence. mf 3 I love thy habitation, Lord!

The temple where thine honors dwell;
There shall I hear thy holy word,

And there thy works of wonder tell.
4 Let not my soul be joined, at last,

With men of treachery and blood;



Since I my days on earth have passed

Among the saints, and near my God.


PSALM 26, H. M.
Opening a Place of Worship.

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The King of glory praise;
O'er heaven and earth he reigns,

Through everlasting days;
He, at his will, the world controls,

Sustains, or sinks, the distant poles.
2 To earth he bends his throne-

His throne of grace divine;
Wide is his bounty known,

And wide his glories shine ;
Fair Salem, still his chosen rest,

Is with his smiles and presence blest.
3 Great King of glory! come,

And, with thy favor crown
This temple as thy dome-

This people as thine own:
Beneath this roof, Oh! deign to show,

How God can dwell with men below. 4 Here may thine ears attend

Thy people's humble cries,
And grateful praise ascend,

All-fragrant, to the skies:
Here may thy word melodious sound,

And spread celestial joys around.
5 Here may th' attentive throng

Imbibe thy truth and love;
And converts join the song

Of seraphim above;
And willing crowds surround thy board,
With sacred joy and sweet accord.

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PSALM 26, 78.
The House of God.

my heart, my actions prové,
Try my thoughts, as they arise;
For thy kindness and thy love

Ever are before my eyes.

2 I have loved the hallowed place,

Where thine honor doth abide;
To the temple of thy grace,

Lord! my erring footsteps guide.
3 Gather not my soul with those,

Who their deeds of blood pursue ;
Who, thy justice to oppose,

Hold the te ting bribe to view.
4 Keep my soul from all offence;

All my supplications hear;
As I walk innocence,

Let me, Lord! thy mercy share.



PSALM 27, First Part, C. M.

The Church, our Delight and Safety.
t" i THE Lord of glory is my light,

And my salvation too;
God is my strength,--

--nor will I fear What all my foes can do. aft 2 One privilege my heart desires,

Oh! grant me an abode,
Among the churches of thy saints,-

The temples of my God.
3 There shall I offer my requests,

And see thy beauty still ;
Shall hear thy messages of love,

And there inquire thy will. mp 4 When troubles rise, and storms appear,

There may his children hide; mf God has a strong pavilion, where

He makes my soul abide.
f 5 Now shall my head be lifted high

Above my foes around;
And songs of joy and victory

Within thy temple sound.


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PSALM 27, Second Part, c. M.

Prayer and Hope.
ON as I heard my Father say,

“ Ye children ! seek my grace,"
My heart replied without delay,

" I'll seek my Father's face.


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