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AFTERNOON.

PSALM XXV.

This is a prayer for deliverance from fins and enemies.

It is to be sung in faith : And the answer is to be waited for with patience. For the Father will hear the petitions of all those, who ask in his Son's name, and will grant them their hearts defire. We shall sing the words aright, if we have a sense of our wants, and a dependence upon the faithfulness of God to give the promised supply. Ak this, and ye shall have.

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T LIFT my heart to thee

my God and guide moit just, O suffer me to take no shame : for in thee do I trust.

IT.
Let not my foes rejoice

nor make a scorn of me;
And let them not be overthrown
who put their trust in thee.

III.
Direct me in thy truth

and teach me I thee pray,
Thou art my Saviour and my God
on thee I wait alway.

IV.
Thy mercies manifold,

O Lord, recall to mind, And graciousy continue still, as thou wast ever kind.

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Sexagefima.

Psalm XXV:

THE humble God will teach ,

his precepts to obey,
He will direct in all his paths
the lowly man alway.

11.
For all the ways of God

both truth and mercy are,
To them who do his covenant
and statutes keep with care.

III.
With those that fear him is .

the secret of the Lord,
The knowlege of his covenant
he will to them afford..

IV. In safety keep my soul 1. and still deliver me,

And let me never be asham’d,

because I trust in thee.

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PSALM XXVII.

We have in this psalm a lively picture of perfect confi

dence in Jehovah against all enemies and dangers. It is the prayer of Jesus: To which he joins his earnelt defire to enjoy constant communion with Jehovah in his house and ordinances. Blessed is the man, who is in Jesus, one with him and living by faith upon him, he may use the same prayer, and expect communion in the house and ordinances of God with the Father and the Son, by the influence of the holy Spirit. May we all enjoy this blessing, while we take up the words, and sing

1. W HOM should I fear, since God to me,

I salvation is and light?
Since strongly he my life supports,
- what can my soul affright?

II.
Against me tho' an hoft encamp,

my heart yet fearless is,
Tho'war against me rife, I will
be confident in this.

III.
One thing I of the Lord desir'd

and will seek to obtain,
That all days of my life I may
within God's house remain,

. IV. That I the beauty of the Lord

may behold and admire, And that I in his holy place may reverently enquire.

AFTER

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LORD, instruct me in thy way

to me a leader be
In a plain path, because of those
· who hatred bear to me.

II.
O leave me not unto the will

of them who are my foes; For they surmise against me still false witness to depose.

III.
I utterly should faint, but that

this hope fupporteth me, That in the land of the living thy goodness I shall fee.

IV. * Wait on the Lord thee to confirm,

and he shall strength afford Unto thy heart; yea, do thou wait

I say, upon the Lord.

• The Lord's answer to the foregoing prayer.

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Quinquagesima.
PSALM XXVIII.

This is a thanksgiving to the Lord for his special fa

vors in hearing the supplication of his Chrift, and in helping him in every time of need, and for the favors bestowed upon his people through faith in him : From whence the prophet takes occasion to pray for the continuance of these favors. With what gladness of heart should every one fing the words, who has been made a monument of free grace, and who by diftinguishing love can use the words to day for his own thanksgiving. O that we may fing them to the glory of our God, and to our mutual edification.

I.
To render thanks unto the Lord

· how great a cause have I ?
Who heard my prayer for grace, and sent
an answer willingly,

II.
He is my shield and fortitude,

my buckler in distress,
My heart rejoiceth greatly, and
my song shall him confess.

III.
He is our strength and our defence

our foes for to resist,
The strength of the falvation of
his own elect by Chrift.

IV. Thy

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