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3 From the first dawning light,

'Till the dark ev'ning rise, For thy salvation, Lord, I wait,

With ever longing eyes. 4 Remember all thy grace,

And lead me in thy truth;
Forgive the sins of riper days,

And follies of my youth.
5 The Lord is just and kind,

The meek shall learn his ways;
And ev'ry humble sinner find

The blessings of his grace. .
6 For his own goodness' sake,

He saves my soul from shame;
He pardons (though my guilt be great)

Thro' my Redeemer's name.
PSALM 25. Second Part. S. M.

Divine Instruction,
1
WHERE

shall the man be found,

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That loves the gospel's joyful sound,

And trembles at the rod ?
2 The Lord shall make him know

The secrets of his heart ;
The wonders of his cov’nant show,

And all his love impart.
3 The dealings of his hand,

Are truth and mercy still,
With such as in his cov'nant stand,

And love to do his will.
4 Their souls shall dwelt at ease

Before their Maker's face :
Their seed shall taste the promises

In their extensive grace.

MINE eyes

PSALM 25. Third Part. S. M.

Distress of Soul. 1 INE eyes and my desire

Are ever to the Lord : I love to plead his promises,

And rest upon his word. 2 Turn, turn thee to my soul ;

Bring thy salvation near :
When will thy hand release my feet

Out of the deadly snare ?
3 When shall the sov'reign grace,

Of my forgiving God,
Restore me from those dang`rous way.ş,

My wand'ring feet have trod ? 4 The tumult of my thoughts

Doth but enlarge my woe;
My spirit languishes ; my heart

Is desolate and low.
5 With ev'ry morning light

My grief anew begins;
Look on my anguish and my pain,

And pardon all my sins. 6 Behold the hosts of hell,

How cruel is their hate ! Against my life they rise, and join.

Their fury with deceit. 7 O keep my soul from death,

Nor put my hope to shame : For I have plac'd my only trust

In my Redeemer's name. 8 With humble faith I wait,

To see thy face again : Of Israel it shall ne'er be said,

He sought the Lord in vain.

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PSALM 26. L. M. Self-Examination: or, Evidences of grace. 1

O

prove my ways, And try my reins, and try my heart; My faith upon thy promise stays,

Nor from thy law my feet depart. 2 I hate to walk, I hate to sit

With men of vanities and lies :
The scoffer and the hypocrite

Are the abhorrence of mine eyes. 3 Among thy saints will I appear,

With hands well wash'd in innocence ;
But when I stand before thy bar,

The blood of Christ is my defence. 4 I love thy habitation, Lord,

The temple where thine honours dwell ;
There shall I hear thy holy word,

And there thy works of wonder tell. 5 Let not my soul be join'd at last

With men of treachery and blood;
Since I my days on earth have past
Among the saints, and near my God.

PSALM 27. First Part. C. M.

The Church is our delight and safety. 1 HE Lord of glory is my light,

And my salvation too :
God is my strength ; nor will I fear

What all my foes can do.
2 One privilege my heart desires ;

O

grant me an abode,
Within th' assemblies of thy saints,

The temples of my God!
Ź There shall I offer my requestsı.

And see thy beauty still ;

THE

Shall hear thy messages of love,

And there enquire thy will. 4 When troubles rise, and storms appear,

There may his children hide :
God has a strong pavilion, where

He makes my soul abide.
5 Now shall my head be lifted high

Above my foes around;
And songs of joy and victory
Within thy temple sound.
PSALM 27. Second Part. C. M.

Prayer and hope.
1
SOON as I heard my Father say,

66 Ye children, seek my grace ; My heart reply'd, without delay,

< I'll seek my Father's face.”
2 Let not thy face be hid from me,

Nor frown my soul away :
God of my life, I fly to thee

In a distressing day. 3 Should friends and kindred, near and dear,

Leave me to want, or die;
My God would make my life his care,

And all my need supply.
4 My fainting flesh had dy'd with grief ;

Had not my soul believ'd,
Thy grace would soon provide relief ;

Nor was my hope deceiv'd.
5 Wait on the Lord, ye trembling saints,

And keep your courage up:
He'll raise your spirit when it faints,

And far exceed your hope.

PSALM 28. L. M. Prayer and praise, for deliverance from Enemies. 1 O

GOD of grace, my cry attend !

Lest, like the sons of guilt become, Beguil'd by Satan, I descend

With hopeless wretches to the tomb. 2 To thee my humble sighs arise ;

With lifted hands, on thee I call;
Lord, hear my fervent pray’rs and cries,

Nor leave me in despair to fall.
3 Oh save my soul from shame and sin;

Nor let my heedless footsteps go,
Where harden'd wretches swift decline

Down the broad way to endless woe. 4 While peace their flatt'ring lips proclaim,

And love profess, and hope impart ;
They blast their neighbour's honest fame,

And wing their arrows to his heart.
5 But, while they plant the secret snare,

Thy searching eyes their path regard :
Thy hands their dreadful doom prepare,

And mete their guilt its just reward.
6 Because their hearts thy works despise,

Thy works of wisdom, grace, and pow'r
Thy hand, regardless of their cries,

Shall sink them, that they rise no more. 7 Blest be the Lord, who heard my pray’r ;

The Lord my shield, my help, my song; Who sav'd my soul from sin and fear; And tun'd with praise my thankful tongue,

, 8 In the dark hour of deep distress,

My foes beset, of death afraid ;
My spirit trusted in his

grace,
And sought, and found his heay’nly

aid.

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