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P S A L M S
. PSALM 1. (l.m.)
The blessedness of the righteous. 1 BLEST is the man whose heav'n-taught mind
Disdains the paths which scorners find, The Law of God, his chief delight
He meditates by day and night.
Where richest soil supports its root;
3 Thrice happy man! his branch shall rise,
Stored with rich foliage to the skies ; With streams supplied, from injury free, 'Till glory crown the fruitful tree.
4 The ungodly are to woe consign'd,
Swept like the chaff before the wind;
Appointed by the Church for Easter-Day: the opposition of Jew and Gentile against the Messiah -his victory and exaltation. Compare Actsiv.25.
1 WHY do the nations furious rage?
Why vain attempts combine ? Kings of the earth against the LORD,
And His ANOINTED join.
2 He, who in heav'n sits, derides:
He bids their wrath be still, “ Messiah, I have made my King
« On Zion's holy hill.”
3 Hear the decree! Jehovah speaks,
“ This day, my equal Son, “ In homage every knee shall bow,
“ And Thy dominion own."
4. “ Ask; and the utmost parts of earth
Thine heritage shall be:
And be possess'd by Thee.”
5 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings, Serye
the LORD with fear,
with Him; His sceptre own; His pow'r and grace revere.
6 On His great day, His foes shall feel
The terror of His word ;
Who trust in CHRIST the LORD.
A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his
son, erpressing his great confidence and security
in the protection of God. 1 LORD, how are they increased, who rise
In numbers great, in malice strong! Bent to destroy, combined, they rage,
With pow'rful hand with venom'd tongue. 2 But Thou, O Lord, art still my shield,
My buckler, tho' distrest and low; Do Thou with glory crown my head,
Do thou subdue the cruel foe.
3 Thy mercy
my soul sustain, In former straits so oft exprest; I cried to Thee; nor cried, in vain;
Thou heard'st froin heaven; and I was blest. 4 Peaceful to sleep I give my eyes,
In Thee, my FATHER, I confide; Preserved by Thee, from sleep I rise,
Nor fear ten-thousand foes beside.
Salvation doth to God belong !
And praise JEHOVAH in thy song.
The same subject continued, 1 O GOD of truth and righteousness,
Attend my cry to Thee !
2 Have mercy, LORD, and hear my prayer ;
My trust is in thy name.
My glory into shame.
He hears, and he defends,
And on His grace depends.
To tremble at His word;
And wait upon the LORD.
Who, who will shew us good ?
Feed me with heavenly food.
O let me thus be blest;
Or a whole world possest.
What more can I desire ?
Gladness of heart inspire.
I'll lay me down to sleep.
My soul in safety keep.
PSALM 5. (c.m.) 1 PONDER my words, 0 LORD, give ear,
My meditations weigh ;