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mp 3 Great is their peace, who love thy law;

How firm their souls abide!
Nor can a bold temptation draw

Their steady feet aside.
4 Then shall my heart have inward joy,

And keep my face from shame,
When all thy statutes I obey,

And honor all thy name.
119 THIRD PART. C. M. Medfield

Communion with God.
Af 1 TO thee, before the dawning light,

My gracious God, I pray
I meditate thy name by night,

And keep thy law by day.
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2 My spirit faints to see thy grace-

Thy promise bears me up;
And while salvation long delays,

Thy word supports my hope.
3 When midnight darkness veils the skies,

I call thy works to mind;
My thoughts in warm devotion rise,

And sweet acceptance find.
119 FOURTH PART. C. M. Dundee

Delight in God and his Word. mf 1 THOU art my portion, O my God;

Soon as I know thy way,
My heart makes haste t obey thy word,

And suffers no delay.
2 I choose the path of heavenly truth,

And glory in my choice;
Not all the riches of the earth

Could make me so rejoice.
3 Thy precepts and thy heavenly grace

I set before my eyes ;.
Thence I derive my daily strength,

And there my comfort lies.
mp 4 If once I wander from thy path,

I think upon my ways;
Then turn my feet to thy commands,

And trust thy pardoning grace.

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5 Now I am thine--forever thine

Oh save thy servant, Lord !
Thou art my shield-my hiding place-

My hope is in thy word. 119 FIFTH PART. C. M. Litchfield. 1 HOW shall the young secure their hearts,

And guard their lives from sin ?
Thy word the choicest rules imparts,

To keep the conscience clean.
2 'Tis like the sun-a heavenly light,

That guides us all the day;
And, through the dangers of the night,

A lamp to lead our way.
3 Thy precepts make me truly wise;

I hate the sinner's road;
I hate my own vain thoughts that rise,

But love thy law, my God.
4 Thy word is everlasting truth,

How pure is every page!
That holy book shall guide our youth,

And well support our age.

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Sixth PART. C. M. Warwick. 1 OH how I love thy holy law !

"Tis daily my delight:
And thence my meditations draw

Divine advice by night.
2 My waking eyes prevent the day,

To meditate thy word:
My soul with longing melts away,

To hear thy gospel, Lord.
3 Thy heavenly words my heart engage,

And well employ my tongue,
And through my weary pilgrimage,

Yield me a heavenly song.
4 When nature sinks—and spirits droop

Thy promises of grace
Are pillars to support my hope,
And there I write thy praise.

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119 SEVENTH Part. C. M. Barby. 1 LORD, I have made thy word my choice,

My lasting heritage;
There shall my noblest powers rejoice,

My warmest thoughts engage.
2 I'll read the histories of thy love,

And keep thy laws in sight,
While through the promises I rove

With ever new delight.
3 'Tis like a land of wealth unknown,

Where springs of life arise ;

Seeds of immortal bliss are sown, mf

And hidden glory lies.
4 The best relief that mourners have,

It makes our sorrows blest;

Our fairest hope beyond the grave, Len And our eternal rest.

119 Eighth Part. C. M. St. Martin's. 1 LORD, I am thine-thy truth I own,

Thy righteous precepts love:
In mercy to my soul, send down

Salvation from above.
2 The wicked stand on every side,

And my destruction seek;
But in thy laws will I abide,

And of thy judgments speak.
3 I love the company of those

Who worship thee in fear,
Obey thy word-observe thy laws,

And hold thy precepts dear.
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O Lord, thy sacred name; f

With joy my thankful voice I'll raise,

Thy goodness to proclaim.

119 Ninth Part. C. M. Howard's 1 OH that thy statutes every hour

Might dwell upon my mind!
Thence I derive a quickening power,

And daily peace I fiud.

mp 2 To meditate thy precepts, Lord,

Shall be my sweet employ; of

My soul shall ne'er forget thy word,

Thy word is all my joy.
3 How would I run in thy commands,

If thou my heart discharge
From sin and Satan's hateful chains,

And set my feet at large!
4 My lips with courage shall declare

Thý statutes and thy name;
I'll speak thy word, though kings shall hear,
Nor yield to sinful shame.

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119 TENTH PART. C. M. St. Austin's. Aff 1 BEHOLD thy waiting servant, Lord,

Devoted to thy fear;
Remember and confirm thy word,

For all my hopes are there.
2 Hast thou not sent salvation down,

And promised quickening grace
Doth not my heart address thy throne ?

And yet thy love delays.
3 Mine eyes for thy salvation fail;

Oh! bear thy servant up;
Nor let the scoffing lips prevail,

Who dare reproach my hope.
4 Didst thou not raise my faith, O Lord ?

Then let thy truth appear:
Saints shall rejoice in my roward,

And trust as well as fear.

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119 ELEVENTH PART. C. M. Litchfield Af 1 OH that the Lord would guide my ways

To keep his statutes still!
Oh that my God would grant me grace

To know and do his will !
2 Oh send thy Spirit down, to write

Thy law upon my heart ;
Nor set my tongue indulge deceit,

Nor act the liar's part.

3 From vanity turn off my eyes ;

Let no corrupt design,
Nor covetous desire arise

Within this soul of mine.

4 Order my footsteps by thy word,

And make my heart sincere;
Let sin have no dominion, Lord,

But keep my conscience clear.
P 5 My soul hath gone too far astray-

My feet too often slip:
Yet since I keep in mind thy way,

Restore thy wandering sleep.
6 Make me to walk in thy commands-

'Tis a delightful road;
Nor let my head, nor heart, nor hands

Offend against my God.

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TWELFTH PART. C. M. Dedham. 1 WITH my whole heart I've sought thy face;

Oh let me never stray
From thy commands, O God of grace;

Nor tread the sinner's way.
2 Thy word I've hid within my heart,

To keep my conscience clean,
And be an everlasting guard

From every rising sin.
3 I'm a companion of the saints,

Who fear and love the Lord;
My sorrows rise-my nature faints,

When men transgress thy word.
4 My heart with sacred reverence hears

The threatenings of thy word;
My flesh with holy trembling fears

The judgments of the Lord.
5 My God, I long-I hope-I wait

For thy salvation still;.
Thy holy law is my delight,

And I obey thy will.

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