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PSALM 24, 78. 24

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

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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;

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Since I my days on earth have passed

Among the saints, and near my God.

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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.

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PSALM 27, First Part, C. M.

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