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IN METRE,

SELECTED FROM

THE PSALMS OF DAVID;

SUITED TO THE

FEASTS AND FASTS OF THE CHURCH,

AND

OTHER OCCASIONS OF PUBLIC WORSHIP.

Philadelphia:
PUBLISHED BY JOHN C. PECHN,

NO. 13 SOUTH FOURTH STREET.

Ix pursuance of a resolution of the General Convention of the Protestant
Episcopal Church in the United States of America, we, the subscribers, a
Committee authorized for the purpose, do hereby set forth thio Selection of
Psalms.
Philadelphia, December 27th, 1832.

WM. WHITE.
H. U. ONDERDONK.
W. E. WYATT.
BIRD WILSON.
SAM. H. TURNER.
JAS. MONTGOMERY
W. MEREDITH.
SAM. J. DONALDSON

Messrs. George, Latimer & Co., of Philadelphia, are appointed the pul: fishers of the odition, authorized by the Committee.

H. U. ONDERDONK.

Sub. Con

JAS. MONTGOMERY. January 22, 1833.

TEREOTYPED BY L. JOBMOX.

"By the Bishops, the Clergy, and the Laity of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, in Convention, this twenty-ninth day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two; this book of Psalms in Metré, selected from the Psalms of David, with Hymns, is set forth, and allowed to be sung in all congregations of the said church, before and after Morning and Evening Prayer, and also before and after Sermons, at the discretion of the minister.

"And it shall be the duty of every minister of any church, either by standing directions, or from time to time, to appoint the portions of Psalms which are to be sung."

“And further, it shall be the duty of every minister, with such assistance as he can obtain from persons skilled in music, to give order concerning the tunes to be sung at any time in his church; and especially, it shall be his duty to suppress all light and unsremly music, and all indecency and irreverence in the performance, by which vain and ungodly persons profane the service of the Sanctuary."

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SELECTED FROM THE PSALMS OF DAVID

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PSALM 1. (C. M.) 5 Appease the Son with due respect, from the i. Psalm of David.

Your timely homage pay:

Lest he revenge the bold neglect,
OW blest is he, who ne'er consents

Incens'd by your delay."
By ill advice to walk,

6 If but in part his anger rise, Nor stands in sinners' ways, nor sits Who can endure the flame?

Where men profanely talk; Then blest are they, whose hope rellen & But makes the perfect law of God On his most holy Name. His business oid delight;

PSALM 3. Devoutly reads tnerein by day,

(C. M.) And meditates by wight.

From the iii. Psalm of David. streams,

thee my hopes rely: [fence; With timely fruit does bend, Thou art my glory, and shalt yet de still shall flourish, and success Lift up my head on high. All his designs attend.

2 Since when soe'er, in my distres, | Ungodly men, and their attempts, To God I made my prayer, No lasting root shall find;

He heard me from his holy hill; Untimely blasted and dispers'd

Why should I now despair ? Like chaff before the wind.

3 Guarded by him I lay me down " Their guilt shall strike the wicked My sweet repose to take; dumb

For I through him securely slecp. Before their Judge's face:

Through hin in safety wake. No formal hypocrite shall then

4. Salvation to the LORD belongo; Among the saints have place.

He only can defend : l For God approves the just man's His blessings he extends to all ways;

That'on his power depend, To happiness they tend :

PSALM 4. But sinners, and the paths they tread,

(C. M.) Shall both in ruin end.

From the iv. Psalm of David
PSALM 2. (C. M.) YONSIDER that the righteous mas

Is God's peculiar choice;
From the ii. Psalm of David.

And when to him I make my prayer, HUS God declares his sov'reign

He always hears my voice. THUS will:

2 Then stand in awe of his commande, "The King that I ordain,

Flee every thing that's ill, Whose throne is fix'd on Sion's hili, Commune in private with your hearts. Shall there securely reign."

And bend them to his will.
2 Attend, O earth, whilst I declare 3 The sacrifice of righteousness
God's uncontrolld decree:

Present to God on high;
Thou art my Son; this day, my heir, And let your hope, securely fix'd,
Have I begotten thee.

On him alone rely. 13“ Ask, and receive thy full demands; 4 While worldly minds impatient grow Thine shall the heathen be ;

More prosperous times to see ; The utmost limit of the lands Still let the glories of thy face

Shall be possess'd by thee." + Shine brightly, LORD, on me. 4 Learn then, ye princes; and give 5 So shall my heart o'erflow with Joy,

Ye judges of the earth; (ear, More lasting and more true (wine Worship the LORD with holy fear; Than theirs, who storer of corn aud Rejoice with awful mirth,

Successively renew,

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