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PSALM 1. FIRST PART. C. M. BLE
LEST is the man who shuns the place
Where sinners love to meet;
And hates the scoffer's seat: 2 But in the statutes of the Lord
Has placed his chief delight;
And meditates by night.
By living waters set, Safe from the storms and blasting wind,
Enjoys a peaceful state. 4 Green as the leaf, and ever fair
Shall his profession shine; While fruits of holiness appear
Like clusters on the vine. 5 Not so the impious and unjust ;
What vain designs they form! Their hopes are blown away like dust,
Or chaff before the storm. 6 Sinners in judgment shall not stand
Among the sons of grace, When Christ the Judge, at his right hand,
Appoints his saints a place. 7 His eye beholds the path they tread,
His heart approves it well; But crooked ways of sinners lead Down to the gates of hell.
Psalm 1. SECOND PART. S. M.
Who shuns the sinner's ways,
Nor takes the scorner's place: 2 But makes the law of God
His study and delight, Amidst the labours of the day,
And watches of the night. 3 He like a tree shall thrive,
With waters near the root ;
His works are heavenly fruit. 4 Not so th’ ungodly race;
They no such blessings find;
Before the driving wind.
Before that judgment seat, Where all the saints at Christ's right hand
In full assembly ineet ?
The way the righteous go:
Psalm 1. THIRD PART. L. M.
Shun the broad way where sinners go, Who hates the place where atheists meet,
And fears to talk as scoffers do.
Among the statutes of the Lord;
3 He, like a plant by gentle streams, Shall flourish in immortal
green; And heaven will shine with kindest beams,
On every work his hands begin.
As chaff before the tempest flies,
When the last trumpet shakes the skies. 5 In vain the rebel seeks to stand
In judgment with the pious race;
Divides him to a different place. 6 “Straight is the way my saints have trod;
I blessed the path, and drew it plain;
PSALM 2. FIRST PART. S. M.
Of heaven, and earth, and seas,
And answers thy decrees. 2 The things so long foretold
By David, are fulfilled ;
Jesus, thine Holy Child. 3 Why did the Gentiles rage,
And Jews with one accord Bend all their counsels to destroy
Th' anointed of the Lord? 4 Rulers and kings agree
To form a vain design ;
Against his Christ they join.
• The Lord derides their rage,
And will support his throne;
Psalm 2. SECOND PART. S. M.
And rules the subject earth ;
And pleads his heavenly birth. 2 Beneath his sovereign sway
The Gentile nations bend;
His kingdom shall extend. 3 The nations that rebel
Must feel his iron rod :
Which he received from God. 4 Be wise, ye rulers, now,
And worship at his throne;
To God's exalted Son. 5 If once his wrath arise,
Ye perish on the place;
Psalm 2. THIRD PART. C. M.
The Lord's anointed Son ?
And tread his gospel down?
Derides their rage below;
And strikes their spirits through.
3 I call him my eternal Son,
And raise him from the dead;
And wide his kingdom spread.
The utmost heathen lands;
The rebel that withstands."
Obey th' anointed Lord ;
And tremble at his word. 6 With humble love address his throne;
For if he frown, ye die:
Psalm 3. FIRST PART. C. M. My God,
how many are my fears ! How fast my foes increasc ! Conspiring my eternal death,
They break my present peace.
There's no relief in heaven,
Too great to be forgiven. 3 But thou, my glory and my strength,
Shalt on the tempter tread:
And raise my drooping head. 4 I cried, and from his holy hill,
He bowed a listening ear;
And he subdued my fear.