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5 Again thou send'st thy spirit forth,

Inspiring vital energies;
Nature 's restored; replenish'd earth,

Joyous, her new creation sees.
6 Thus through successive ages stands

Firm fix'd thy providential care;
Pleased with the work of thine own hands,
Thou dost the waste of time repair.

PSALM 84. II. 3.

From the civ. Psalm of David. 1 HOW manifold thy works, O LORD,

In'wisdom, power, and goodness wrought! The earth is with thy riches stored,

And ocean with thy wonders fraught: Unfathom'd caves beneath the deep

For thee their hidden treasures keep. 2 By thee alone the living live,

Hide but thy face, their comforts fly;
They gather what thy seasons give,

Take thou away their breath, they die;
But send again thy spirit forth,

And life renews the gladden'd earth. 3 Joy in his works Jehovah takes,

Yet to destruction they return;
He looks upon the earth, it quakes,

Touches the mountains, and they burn:
But God for ever is the same;
Glory to his eternal Name!

PSALM 85. C. M. .

From the cv. Psalm of David.
1 O RENDER thanks, and bless the LORD,

Invoke his sacred Name;
Acquaint the nations with his deeds,

His matchless deeds proclaim.
2 Sing to his praise in losty hymns,

His wondrous works rehearse;
Make them the theme of your discourse,

And subject of your verse.
3 Rejoice in his almighty Name,

Alone to be adored;
And let their hearts o'erflow with joy

That humbly seek the LORD.
4 Seek ye the LORD, his saving strength

Devoutly still implore;
And, where he is ever present, seek

His face for ever more. 5 The wonders that his hands have wrought

Keep thankfully in mind;
The righteous statutes of his mouth,
And laws to us assign'd.

PSALM 86. L. M. .

From the cvi. Psalm of David. -
1 O RENDER thanks to God above,

The fountain of eternal love;
Whose mercy firm through ages past

Has stood, and shall for ever last.
2 Who can his mighty deeds express,

Not only vast, but numberless ?
What mortal eloquence can raise

His tribute of immortal praise ? 3 Happy are they, and only they,

Who from thy judgments never stray ;
Who know what 's right; nor only so,

But always practise what they know. 4 Extend to me that favor, LORD,

Thou to thy chosen dost afford; When thou return'st to set them free,

Let thy salvation visit me.
5 O may I worthy prove to see

Thy saints in full prosperity ;
That I the joyful choir may join,

And count thy people's triumph mine. 6 Let Israel's God be ever bless'd,

His Name eternally confess'd ;
Let all his saints, with full accord,
Sing loud Amens-praise ye the LORD!

From the cvii. Psalm of David.


For his mercies ever sure, From eternity the same,

To eternity endure. 2 Let his ransom'd flock rejoice,

Gather'd out of every land, As the people of his choice,

Pluck'd from the destroyer's hand. 3 In the wilderness astray,

In the lonely waste, they roam, Hungry, fainting by the way,

Far from refuge, shelter, home: 4 To the Lord their God they cry;

He inclines a gracious ear, Sends deliv'rance from on high,

Rescues them from all their fear: ' 5 Them to pleasant lands he brings,

Where the vine and olive grow; Where, from verdant hills, the springs

Through luxuriant vallies flow.

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6 O that men would praise the LORD,

For his goodness to their race;
For the wonders of his word,
And the riches of his grace!

PART II. c. M. 1 Thy wondrous power, Almighty LORD,

That rules the boist'rous sea,
The bold adventurers record,

Who tempt that dang’rous way, 2 At thy command the winds arise,

And swell the tow’ring waves; While they astonish'd mount the skies,

And sink in gaping graves.
3 Dismay'd they climb the wat'ry hills,

Dismay'd they plunge again;
Each like a tott'ring drunkard reels,

And finds his courage vain. 4 Then to the Lord they raise their cries,

He hears their loud request, He calms the fierce tempestuous skies,

And lays the floods to rest.
5 Rejoicing, they forget their fears,

They see the storm allay'd:
The wish'd-for haven now appears;

There, let their vows be paid !
6 O that the sons of men would praise

The goodness of the LORD!
And those who see his wondrous ways

His wondrous love record !

PSALM 88. c. M.

From the cvič. Psalm of David i O GOD, my heart is fully bent

To magnify thy Name; My tongue with cheerful songs of praise

Shall celebrate thy fame. 2 Awake, my lute; nor thou, my harp,

Thy warbling notes delay; Whilst I with early hymns of joy

Prevent the dawning day.
3 To all the list’ning tribes, O LORD,

Thy wonders I will tell,
And to those nations sing thy praise

That round about us dwell;
4 Because thy mercy's boundless height

The highest heaven transcends,
And far beyond th' aspiring clouds

Thy faithful truth extends.

5 Be thou, O God, exalted high

Above the starry frame;
And let the world, with one consent,
Confess thy glorious Name.

PSALM 89. II. 2.

From the cx. Psalm of David.
1 THE LORD unto my Lord thus spake :
66 Till I thy foes thy footstool make,

Sit thou in state at my right hand:
Supreme in Sion thou shalt be,
And all thy proud opposers see

Subjected to thy just command. 2 “Thee, in thy power's triumphant day, The willing people shall obey ;

And, when thy rising beams they view, Shall all, (redeem'd from error's night) Appear more numerous and bright

Than crystal drops of morning dew." 3 The Lord hath sworn, nor sworn in vain, That, like Melchisedec's, thy reign

And priesthood shall no period see: Anointed Prince! thou, bending low, Shalt drink where darkest torrents flow, Then raise thy head in victory !

PSALM 90. L. M.

From the cxi. Psalm of David. I PRAISE ye the LORD! our God to praise My soul her utmost power shall raise ; With private friends, and in the throng

Of saints, his praise shall be my song. 2 His works, for greatness though renown'd,

His wondrous works with ease are found By those who seek for them aright,

And in the pious search delight.
3 His works are all of matchless fame,

And universal glory claim;
His truth, confirm'd through ages past,

Shall to eternal ages last.
4 By precepts he hath us enjoin'd.

To keep his wondrous works in mind;
And to posterity record

That good and gracious is our LORD. ' 5 His bounty, like a flowing tide,

Has all his servants' wants supplied ;
And he will ever keep in mind

His cov'nant with our fathers sign'd. 6 Just are the dealings of his hands,

Immutable are his commands,
By truth and equity sustain'd,
And for eternal rules ordain'd.

7 He set his saints from bondage free,

And then establish'd his decree,
For ever to remain the same:

Holy and rev'rend is his Name.
8 Who wisdom's sacred prize would win
Must with the fear of God begin :
Immortal praise and heavenly skill
Have they who know and do his will.

PSALM 91. L. M.

From the cxii. Psalm of David. 1 THAT man is bless'd who stands in awe

Of God, and loves his sacred law;
His seed on earth shall be renown'd,

And with successive honors crown'd.
2 The soul that 's fill'd with virtue's light

Shines brightest in affliction's night;
To pity the distress'd inclined,
As well as just to all mankind.
3 His lib’ral favors he extends,

To some he gives, to others lends;
Yet what his charity impairs

He saves by prudence in affairs.
4 Beset with threat'ning dangers round,
Unmoved shall he maintain his ground;
The sweet remembrance of the just
Shall flourish when he sleeps in dust,

PSALM 92. II. 2,

From the cxiii. Psalm of David.
| YE saints and servants of the LORD,
The triumphs of his Name record;

His sacred Name for ever bless :
Where'er the circling sun displays
His rising beams or setting rays,

Due praise to his great Name address. 2 God through the world extends his sway; The regions of eternal day

But shadows of his glory are:
With him whose majesty excels,
Who made the heaven in which he dwells,

Let no created power compare.
3 Though 't is beneath his state to view
In highest heaven what angels do,

Yet he to earth vouchsafes his care;
He takes the needy from his cell,
Advancing him in courts to dwell,

Companion of the greatest there.

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