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PSALM 1. S. M.
The way and end of the righteous and the wicked.
THE man is ever blest

Who shuns the sinner's ways,
Amidst their councils never stands,

Nor takes the scorner's place. 2 But makes the law of God

His study and delight, Throughout the labours of the day,

And watches of the night. 3 He like a tree shall thrive,

With waters near the root: Fresh as the leaf his name shall live;

His works are heavenly fruit. 4 Not so the ungodly race,

They no such blessings find ;
Their hopes shall flee like empty chaff

Before the driving wind.
5 How will they bear to stand

Before that judgment-seat,
Where all the saints at Christ's right hand

In full assembly meet ?
6 He knows, and he approves

The way the righteous go :
But sinners and their works shall meet
A dreadful overthrow.

PSALM 2. First Part. L. M.

God the Father vindicates his Messiah. 1 Why did the heathen madly rage;

And why the Jews conspire in vain ? Why kings and rulers all engage,

T'oppose Messiah's gracious reign ? 2 « Come, let us break his bands,” they say,

“We'll ne'er be govern'd by his laws :” And thus they cast his yoke away,

And nail'd Messiah to the cross.
3 But God the Father, from his throne,

Laughs at their pride, their rage controls ;
He'll vex their hearts with pains unknown,

And speak in thunder to their souls.
4. “I'll vindicate the King I made,
“ On Zion's everlasting hill;

My hand shall bring him from the dead, “ And he shall reign, Messiah still.”

PSALM 2. Sccond Part. L. M.

God the Son reveals the divine decree. 1 H' eternal Son with power array'd,

Declares th' unchangeable decree : “ Thou art my Son,” the Father said,

“ This day have I begotten thee. 2 - For sin thou'st offer'd up thy soul,

“ And thou'st a right to intercede ; “ Thy life shall last while ages roll,

" And thou shalt see a num'rous seed. 3 “Ask then, my Son, and I will give

“ The heathen for thy vast domain ; “ The utmost ends of earth receive,

“ And boundless be thy blessed reign. 4. “But nations, that resist thy grace,

« Shall fall beneath thine iron stroke;

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Thy rod shall crush thy foes with ease, “ As potters' earthen work is broke."

PSALM 2. Third Part. L. M. God the Holy Ghost invites and warns persecutors and

infidels. 1 " " OW,” saith the spirit of the Lord,

“ To those who sit on earthly thrones; Rejoice with trembling at his word, - And at his feet submit your crowns. 26 With faith and love address the Son,

“ Lest he grow angry, and ye die; « His wrath will burn to worlds unknown,

“ If ye provoke his jealousy. 3 “ His frowns shall drive you quick to hell, “ For he is God, and ye but dust;

Happy the souls that know him well, “And make his grace their only trust.” PSALM 3. First Part. L. M.

A Morning Psalm. 1 O

LORD, how many are my foes,

In this weak state of flesh and blood! My peace they daily discompose,

But my defence and hope is God. 2 Tir'd with the burdens of the day,

To thee I rais'd an evening cry;
Thou heard'st when I began to pray,

And thine almighty help was nigh. 3 Supported by thy heavenly aid,

I laid me down and slept secure;
Not death should make my heart afraid,

Tho' I should wake and rise no more. 4 But God sustain'd me all the night :

Salvation doth to God belong :

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