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mp 2 To meditate thy precepts, Lord,

Shall be my sweet employ ;
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 dischargo
From sin and Satan's hateful chains,

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

Thy statutes and thy name;
I'll speak thy word, though kings shall hear,

Nor yield to sinful shame.

119 TENTH PART. C. M. St. Austin's. Aff 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 :
mf Saints shall rejoice in my reward,

And trust as well as fear.

119 ELEVENTA Part. C. M. Litchficld. Aff OH that the Lord would guide my ways

To keep his statutes stiil !
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 let 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. р

5 My soul hath gone too far astray

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

Restore thy wandering sheep.

6 Make me to walk in thy commandsmf 'Tis a delightful road;

Nor let my head, nor heart, nor hands

Offend against my God.

119 TWELFTA PART. C. M. Dedham.

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 salvatinn still ;
Thy holy law is my delight,

And I obey thy will.

119 THIRTEENTH Part. C. M. Medfield.

CONSIDER all my sorrows, Lord,

And thy deiiverance send;
My soul for thy salvation faints;

When will my troubles end?
2 Yet I have found 'tis good for me

To bear my Father's rod;
Affliction made me learn thy law,

And live upon my God.
3 Had not thy word been my delight

When earthly joys were fied,
My soul, oppressed with sorrow's weight,

Had sunk among the dead.
4 Before I knew thy chastening rod,

My feet were apt to stray ;
mf But now I learn to keep thy word,

Nor wander from thy way.

119 FOURTEENTH Part. C. M. Litchfield. Aff MY Soul lies cleaving to the dust;

Lord, give me life divine;
From vain desires, and every lust

Turn off these eyes of mine.
2 I need the influence of thy grace

To speed me in thy way,
Lest I should loiter in my race,

Or turn my feet astray.
3 Are not thy mercies sovereign still,

And thou a faithful God?
Wilt thou not grant me warmer zeal

To run the heavenly road ?
4 Does not my heart thy precepts love,

And long to see thy face?
And yet, how slow my spirits move

Without enlivening grace!
5 Then shall I love thy gospel more,

And ne'er forget thy word,
When I have felt its quickening power
To draw me near the Lord.

119 FIFTEENTH PART.C.M. St. Martin's.

THY mercies fill the earth, O Lord;

How good thy works appear!
Open my eyes to read thy word,

And see thy wonders there.
2 Since I'm a stranger here below

Let not thy path be hid ;
But mark tne road my feet should go,

And be my constant guide.
3 When I confessed my wandering ways,

Thou heard'st my soul complain ;
Grant me the teachings of thy grace,

Or I shall stray again.
4 If God to me his statutes show,

And heavenly truth impart,
His work forever I'll pursue,

His law shall rule my heart.

119 SIXTEENTH Part. C. M. London. mf MY hiding-place, my refuge-tower,

And shield art thou-0 Lord ! f I firmly anchor all my hopes

On thy unerring word.
2 Aceording to thy gracious word,

From danger set me free;
Nor make me of those hopes ashamed,

That I repose on thee.
3 On me, devoted to thy fear,

Lord, make thy face to shine;
Thy statutes both to know and keep

My heart with zeal incline.
mf 4 My hiding-place, my refuge-tower,

And shield art thou-0 Lord ! f I firmly anchor all my hopes

On thy unerring word. 119 SEVENTEENTH Part. S. M. Doter.

WITH humble heart and tongue,

My God, to thee I pray:
Oh! bring me now, while I am young,

To thee, the living way.

2 Make an unguarded youth

The object of thy care;
Help me to choose the way of truth,

And fly from every snare.
3 My heart, to folly prone,

Renew by power divine ;
Unite it to thyself alone,

And make me wholly thine.
4 Oh! let thy word of grace

My warmest thoughts employ;
Be this, through all my following days,

My treasure and my joy.
5 To what thy laws impart

Be my whole soul inclined;
Come, Saviour, dwell within my heart,

And sanctify my mind.

121 FIRST PART. L. M. Ralston.

God's guardian Care of his People. f


E lives—the everlasting God, [flood;

Who built the world-who spread the The heavens, with all their host, he made,

And the dark regions of the dead.
mf 2 He guides our feet-he guards our way;

His morning smiles adorn the day;
He spreads the evening vail—and keeps

The silent hours, while Israel sleeps. mf 3 Israel-a name divinely blest,

May rise secure--securely rest :
Thy holy guardian's wakeful eyes

Admit no slumber, nor surprise.
f 4 Long as I live, I'll trust his power ;
Len Then in my last, departing hour,
mf Angels, that trace the airy road,
mp Shall bear me homeward to my God.

121 Second Part. C. M. St. Martin's.

TO heaven I lift my waitirg eyes,

There all my hopes are laid;
The Lord, who built the earth and skies,

Is my perpetual aid.

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