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4 Thy sharp rebuke shall crush the proud,

Whom still thy curse pursues;
Since they to walk in thy right ways

Presumptuously refuse.
5 But far from me do thou, O LORD,

Contempt and shame remove;
For I thy sacred law affect

With undissembled love.
6 For thy commands have always been

My comfort and delight;
By them I learn with prudent care
To guide my steps aright.

PART iv. DALETH. C. M. 1 My soul, oppress'd with deadly care,

Close to the dust doth cleave;
Revive me, LORD, and let me now

Thy promised aid receive.
2 To thee I still declared my ways,.

And thou inclin’dst thine ear;
O teach me then my future life

By thy just laws to steer.
3 If thou wilt make me know thy laws,

And by their guidance walk,
The wondrous works which thou hast done

Shall be my constant talk.
4 But see, my soul within me sinks,

Press'd down with weighty care;
Do thou, according to thy word,

My wasted strength repair.
5 Far, faz from me be all false ways

And lying arts removed ;
But kindly grant I still may keep

The path by thee approved.
6 Thy faithful ways, thou God of truth,

My happy choice I've made;
Thy judgments, as my rule of life,

Before me always laid.
ng My care has been to make my life

With thy commands agree;
O then preserve thy servant, LORD,

From shame and ruin free.
8 So in the way of thy commands

Shall I with pleasure run;
And, with a heart enlarged with joy,
Successfully go on.

PART V. HE. c. M.
· 1 INSTRUCT me in thy statutes, LORD,

Thy righteous paths display ;
And I from them, through all my life

Will never go astray,

2 If thou true wisdom from above **

Wilt graciously impart,
To keep thy perfect laws I will

Devote my zealous heart.'
- 3 Direct me in the sacred ways

To which thy precepts lead;
Because my chief delight has been

Thy righteous paths to tread.
4 Do thou to thy most just commands

Incline my willing heart;
Let no desire of worldly wealth

From thee my thoughts divert.
5 From those vain objects turn mine eyes,

Which this false world displays;
But give me lively power and strength

To keep thy righteous ways.
6 Confirm the promise of thy word,

And give thy servant aid,
Who to transgress thy sacred laws

Is awfully afraid.
7 The censure and reproach I fear

In mercy, LORD, remove;
For all the judgments thou ordain'st

Are full of grace and love.
8 Thou know'st how after thy commands

My longing heart does pant;
O then make haste to raise me up,

And promised succor grant.

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6 My longing heart and ravish'd soul

Shall both o'erflow with joy,
When in thy loved commandments I

My happy hours employ.
7 Then will I to thy holy laws

Lift up my willing hands;
My care and business then shall be

To study thy commands.

PART VII. ZAIN. C. M. 1. ACCORDING to thy promised grace,

Thy favor, LORD, extend;
Make good to me the word on which

Thy servant's hopes depend. 2 That only comfort in distress

Did all my griefs control;
Thy word, when troubles hemm'd me round,

Revived my fainting soul.
3 Thy judgments then of ancient date

I quickly call'd to mind,
Till, ravish'd with such thoughts, my soul

Did speedy comfort find.
4 Thy name, that cheerd my heart by day,

Has fill'd my thoughts by night: I then resolv'd by thy just laws

To guide my steps aright. 5 That peace of mind, which has my soul

In deep distress sustain'd, By strict obedience to thy will

I happily obtain'd.

PART VIII. CHETH. C. M. 1 0 LORD, my God, my portion thou

And sure possession art;
Thy words I steadfastly resolve

To treasure in my heart.
2 With all the strength of warm desire

I did thy grace implore; Disclose, according to thy word,

Thy mercy's boundless store.
3 With deep reflection and strict care

On all my ways I thought;
And so, reclaim’d to thy just paths,

My wand'ring steps I brought.
4 Prolonging not the time, my soul

Resolved without delay
To watch, that I might never more

From thy commandments stray.

To such as fear thy holy Name

Myself I closely join;
To all who their obedient wills

To thy commands resign.
6 O'er all the earth thy mercy, LORD,

Abundantly is shed;
O grant that I may truly learn

Thy sacred paths to tread.

PART IX. TETH. C. M. 1. With me, thy servant, thou hast dealt

Most graciously, O LORD; Repeated benefits bestow'd,

According to thy word. 2 Teach me the sacred skill by which

Right judgment is attain'd, Who in belief of thy commands

Have steadfastly remain'd.
3 Before affliction stopp'd my course,

My footsteps went astray;
But I have since been disciplined

Thy precepts to obey.
4 Thou art, O LORD, supremely good,

And all thou dost is so;
On me, thy statutes to discern,

Thy saving skill bestow.
5 'T is good for me that I have felt

Affliction's chast’ning rod,
That I may duly learn and keep

The statutes of my God.
6 The law that from thy mouth proceeds

Of more esteem I hold
Than richest mines, than thousand mines

Of silver and of gold.


PART X. JOD. c. M.
1 To me, who am the workmanship

Of thy almighty hands,
The heavenly understanding given

To learn thy just commands. no 2 My preservation to thy saints

Strong comfort will afford,
To see success attend my hopes,

Who trusted in thy word.
3 That right thy judgments are, I now

By sure experience see;
And that in faithfulness, O LORD,

Thou hast afflicted me.

4 O let thy tender mercy now

Afford me needful aid ;
According to thy promise, LORD,

To me, thy servant, made.
5 To me thy saving grace restore,

That I again may live;
Whose soul can relish no delight

But what thy precepts give.
6 In thy blest statutes let my heart

Continue always sound;
That guilt and shame, the sinner's lot,
May never me confound.

1 My soul with long expectance faints

To see thy saving grace;
Yet still on thy unerring word

My confidence I place.
2 My very eyes consume and fail

With waiting for thy word ;
O when wilt thou thy kind relief

And promised aid afford ?
3 Thy wonted kindness, LORD, restore,

My drooping heart to cheer;
That by thy righteous statutes I
My life's whole course may steer.

PART XII. LAMED. c. M. 1 For ever and for ever, LORD,

Unchanged thou dost remain ;
Thy word, establish'd in the heav'ns,

Does all their orbs sustain.
2 Through circling ages, Lord, thy truth

Immoveable shall stand,
As doth the earth, wbich thou uphold'st

By thine alniighty hand.
3 All things the course by thee ordain'd

E’en to this day fulfil ;
They are thy faithful subjects all,

And servants of thy will.
4 Unless thy sacred law had been

My comfort and delight,
I must have fainted and expired

In dark affliction's night. 5 Thy precepts therefore from my thoughts

Shall never, LORD, depart;
For thou by them hast to new life

Restored my dying heart.

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