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Look down, O Lord, with pitying eye,
And save the soul condemn'd to die.
-7 Then will I teach the world thy ways,
Sinners shall learn thy sov'reign grace;
o I'll lead them to my Saviour's blood;
And they shall praise a pard❜ning God.
8 O may thy love inspire my tongue!
• Salvation shall be all my song;

s And all my powers shall join to bless
The Lord, my strength and righteousness.

C. M. 2D PART. Bishopsgate. Canterbury. [b] Repentance, and Faith in the Blood of CHRIST.

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GOD of mercy, hear my call,

My load of guilt remove;

Break down this separating wall,
That bars me from thy love.

-2 Give me the presence of thy grace;
Then my rejoicing tongue

• Shall speak aloud thy righteousness, And make thy praise my song.

e 3 No blood of goats, nor heifer slain, For sin could e'er atone:

o The death of Christ shall still remain Sufficient and alone.

4 A soul opprest with sin's desert,
My God will ne'er despise;

A humble groan, a broken heart,
Is our best sacrifice.

PSALM 53. C. M. Mear. [*]

Ver. 4—6. Victory and Deliverance from Persecution. RE all the foes of Zion fools,

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Who thus devour her saints?

Do they not know her Saviour rules,

And pities her complaints?

2 They shall be seiz'd with sad surprise;
For God's revenging arm
Scatters the bones of them who rise
To do his children harm.

3 In vain the sons of Satan boast
Of armies in array;

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When God has first despis'd their host,

They fall an easy prey.

4 O for a word from Zion's King, Her captives to restore!

Jacob with all the tribes shall sing,

And Judah weep no more.

PSALM 55. C. M. Canterbury. [b]

V. 1-8, 16, 17, 18, 22. Support for the afflicted and tempted Soul.

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WERE I like a feather'd dove,
And innocence had wings;

-I'd fly, and make along remove
From all these restless things.

e 5 Let me to some wild desert go,
And find a peaceful home;
Where storms of malice never blow,
Temptations never come.

-6 Vain hopes-and vain inventions all,
To 'scape the rage of hell!

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-The mighty God on whom I call,
Can save me here as well.

o 7 By morning light I'll seek his face,
At noon repeat my cry;

The night shall hear me ask his grace,
Nor will he long deny.

98 God shall preserve my soul from fear,
Or shield me when afraid:
Ten thousand angels must appear,
If he command their aid.

-9 I cast my burdens on the Lord,
The Lord sustains them all:
My courage rests upon his word,
That saints shall never fall.

S. M. Aylesbury. [*]

V. 15, 16, 17, 19, 22. Dangerous Prosperity: or Daily

Devotion.

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ET sinners take their course,

-But in the worship of my God,
I'll spend my daily breath.

2 My thoughts address his throne, When morning brings the light; I seek his blessing ev'ry noon,

And pay my vows at night.

o 3 Thou wilt regard my cries, O my eternal God;

e While sinners perish in surprise,
Beneath thine angry rod.

p 4 Because they dwell at ease,
And no sad changes feel,
They neither fear, nor trust thy name,
Nor learn to do thy will.

5 But I with all my cares, Will lean upon the Lord; I'll cast my burdens on his arm, And rest upon his word.

o 6 His arm shall well sustain The children of his love:

g The ground on which their safety stands No earthly power can move.

PSALM 56. C. M. Wantage. [b] GOD's Care of his People, in answer to Prayer.

e 10THOU, whose justice reigns on high,

And makes th' oppressor cease,

Behold how envious sinners try,
To vex and break my peace.

3 In God most holy, just, and true,
I have repos'd my trust;
Nor will I fear what flesh can do,
The offspring of the dust.

-6 God counts the sorrows of his saints,
Their groans affect his ears;

Thou hast a book for my complaints,
A bottle for my tears.

7 When to thy throne I raise my cry,
The wicked fear and flee;

o So swift is prayer to reach the sky, So near is God to me.

-9 Thy solemn vows are on me, Lord; Thou shalt receive my praise:

o I'll sing, "How faithful is thy word; "How righteous all thy ways!"

-10 Thou hast secur'd my soul from death, e O set a pris'ner free!

o That heart and hand, and life and breath, May be employ'd for thee.

PSALM 57. L. M. Old Hundred. Blendon. [*] Praise for Protection, Grace and Truth.

1 MY God, in whom are all the springs

Of boundless love, and grace unknown, e Hide me beneath thy spreading wings, 'Till the dark cloud be overblown. -2 Up to the heav'ns I send my cry, The Lord will my desires perform; o He sends his angels from the sky,

And saves me from the threat'ning storm. -4 My heart is fix'd; my song shall raise Immortal honours to his Name:

o Awake, my tongue, to sound his praise; My tongue the glory of my frame.

g 5 High o'er the earth his mercy reigns,
And reaches to the utmost sky;

His truth to endless years remains,
When lower worlds dissolve and die."

s 6 Be thou exalted, O my God,

Above the heav'ns where angels dwell;
Thy pow'r on earth be known abroad,
And land to land thy wonders tell.

PSALM 58. P. M. St. Helen's. [*]
Warning to Magistrates.

1 JUDGES, who rule the world by laws,

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When one oppress'd before you stands?
Dare ye condemn the righteous poor,
And let rich sinners 'scape secure,
While gold and greatness bribe your hands.

2 Have ye forgot, or never knew,
That God will judge the judges too?
High in the heav'ns his justice reigns.

-Yet you invade the rights of God,
And send your bold decrees abroad,

To bind the conscience in your chains.
o 5 Th' Almighty thunders from the sky;
-Their grandeur melts, their titles die,
As hills of snow dissolve and run:
e Or snails that perish in their slime,
Or births that come before their time;
Vain births that never see the sun.

• 6 Thus shall the vengeance of the Lord Safety and joy to saints afford;

And all who hear shall join and say, d "Sure there's a God who rules on high; "A God who hears his children cry,

"And will their suff'rings well repay."

PSALM 60. C. M. Plymouth. [b]

V. 1-5,10-12.-Humiliation for Disappointments in War. ORD, hast thou cast the nation off?

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Must we forever mourn?

Wilt thou indulge immortal wrath?
Shall mercy ne'er return?

The terrour of one frown of thine,
Melts all our strength away;

Like men that totter, drunk with wine,
We tremble in dismay.

p 3 Our nation trembles at thy stroke,
And dreads thy lifted hand!
Oh, heal the people thou hast broke,
And save the sinking land.

o 4 Lift up thy banner in the field,
For those who fear thy Name;
• Defend thy people with thy shield,
And put our foes to shame.

-5 Go with our armies to the fight,
Their guardian and their God;
In vain confed'rate powers unite
Against thy lifted rod.

o 6 Our troops shall gain a wide renown,
By thine assisting hand:

g 'Tis God who treads the mighty down, And makes the feeble stand,

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