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5 Through all my life, Thy favor is

So frankly shewn to me.
That in Thy house for evermore

My dwelling place shall be.

PSALM 23. III METRE.

III METRE. (L.M.) 1 THE LORD my pasture shall prepare,

And feed me with a shepherd's care ;
His presence shall my wants supply,
And guard me with a watchful eye;
My noon-day walks he shall attende

And all my midnight hours defend. 2 When in the sultry glebe I faint,

Or on the thirsty mountain pant,
To fertile vales and dewy meads
My weary wand'ring steps he leads,
Where peaceful rivers, soft and slow,

Amid the verdant landseape flow,
3 Though in the paths of death I tread,

With gloomy horrors overspread,
My stedfast heart shall fear noill;
For Thou, O LORD, art with me still:
Thy friendly crook shall give me aid,

And guide me thro' the dreadful shade. 4 Though in a bare ånd rugged' way,

Thro’ devious lonely wilds I stray,
Thy bounty shall my pains beguile;
The barren wilderness shall smile,
With sudden greens and herbage crown'd,
And streams shall murmur all around,

The Ark of God moving in a grand solemn pro

cession to Mount Sion, 1 Chron. xv. an emblem of the Christian Church and the glorious Ascension of the Messiah; as such appointed by the Church for Ascension-day.

1 THE earth, and all that dwell therein,

JEHOVAH owns its Lord,
Form’d on the seas and swelling floods,

Created by His word.
2 Who shall on high ascend and dwell,

The holy place of God ?
The man, whose heart, whose hands are clean

And meet for Thine abode.. 3 The man, who vanity abhors;

Whose life from guilt is free;
Who scorns deceit, maintains the truth,

Whose heart is right with Thee. 4 This is the generation, Lord,

Of such as seek Thy face Blessings divine shall they receive,

Glory and righteousness. 5 Lift up your heads, eternal gates,

Ye realms of light make room : Ye everlasting doors, behold

The King of glory come! 6 Who is the King of glory, who?

The mighty Chief renown'd; Mighty in battle, glorious LORD, He comes with triumph crown'd.

77 Lift up your heads, eternal gates,

Unfold the heav'nly scene;
The King of glory comes ;-receive

The King of glory in.
8 Who is this king of glory who?

The Lord of Hosts, renown'd,
All hail !- MESSIAH is His name,

The King of glory crown'd.
9 (The Saviour thus was once receiv'd

By heaven's angelic train,
And thus His faithful saints shall rise,
And heirs of glory reign.)

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PSALM 25. (c.M.) A Prayer for pardon, help and protection; and

describing the blessedness of the man, who feareth

the Lord.
1 To Thee, O LORD, ! lift my soul,

My God, I trust in Thee;
Let not mine enemies rejoicé,

Or triumph over me.
2 Shew me Thy paths, teach me Thy truth,

Direct me in Thy way;
Thou God of my salvation héár, .

On Thee I wait all day.
3 Call to remembrance, O my God,

Thy loving kindness past;
Thy tender mercies, oft of old,

My anxious fears surpast.
4 Remember not my youthful sins,

When I transgress'a Thy words

In mercy, for Thy goodness sake,

Remember me, O LORD, 5 Thou good, and righteous, holy One,

Thy grace and pardon give. Teach me to find Thy way, that I

May to Thy glory live. 6 Divine simplicity of soul,

Meekness and peace impart,
Instruct my soul; in judgment guide,

And fix my wav'ring heart.
7 Thy paths of mercy, grace, and truth,

Sweet peace and joy instil,
To such as do Thy covenant keep,

Obedient to Thy will,
8 My sin is great; my sin forgive,

My nature cleanse within ;
Thus glorify Thy name, 0 LORD,
And pardon all my sin.

PSALM 25. PART II. 9 0 Highly favor’d, happy man,

The man, who fears the Lorn!
Unerring truth shall guide his steps,

God's providence and word, 10 The blessings of the LORD shall rest

On him and on his seed,
While sov'reign goodness, love and pow'r,

Their steps to glory lead.
11 Calmness of mind, and holy fear

His peace and hope improve;

His covenant God to him will shew,

The counsels of His love.
12 Mine eyes are ever fix'd on Thee;

O Lord, preserve my feet,
Turn Thou to me, O hear my prayer,

From heav'n, Thy mercy-seat, 13 The sorrows of my heart enlarge,

My num'rous foes increase ; O look on my adversity,

And bid my sorrows cease.
14 Succour and keep my soul, O God,

In the afflictive hour;
Thou art my hope; Thine Israel guard,

With Thine almighty pow'r.

PSALM 26. (c.m. Ar appeal to God and delight in divine ordinances. 1 JUDGE me, O Lord, my trust art Thou,

Examine, prove my heart,
Try Thou my reins, that I from Thee

May never more depart.
2 Thy loving kindness, and Thy truth,

I set before mine eyes ;
Hence, ye deceitful, who delight

In vanity and lies.
3 Thine altar, Lord, will I frequent,

Where all 'l hy saints repair;
My soul exults with songs of praise,

To tell Thy wonders there.
4 My hands I'll wash in innocence,

By Thine almighty grace,

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