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4 Well, if our day's must fly,

We'll keep their end in sight;
We'll spend them all in wisdom's way,
And let them speed their flight.

5 They'll waft us sooner o'er

This life's tempestuous sea:

Soon we shall reach the peaceful shore
Of blest eternity.

PSALM 91.-L. M. [*]

Ver. 1-7. Safety in public diseases & dangers. HE that hath made his refuge, God,

Shall find a most secure abode ;

Shall walk all day beneath his shade, And there at night shall rest his head. 2 Then will I say, "My God, thy power "Shall be my fortress and my tower: "I, that am form'd of feeble dust, "Make thine almighty arm my trust." 3 Thrice happy man! thy Maker's care Shall keep thee from the fowler's suare; Satan, the fowler, who betrays Unguarded souls a thousand ways.

4 Just as a hen protects her brood (From birds of prey that seek their blood) Under her feathers, so the Lord Makes his own arm his people's guard.

5. If burning beams of noon conspire
To dart a pestilential fire,

God is their life, his wings are spread
To shield them with a healthful shade.

6 If vapours with malignant breath,
Rise thick, and scatter midnight death,

Israel is safe: The poison'd air
Grows pure, if Israel's God be there.


What though a thousand at thy side,
At thy right hand ten thousand dy'd!
Thy God his chosen people saves,
Amongst the dead, amidst the graves.
So when he sent his angel down
To make his wrath in Egypt known,
And slew their sons, his careful eye
Pass'd all the doors of Jacob by.
9 But if the fire, or plague, or sword,
Receive commission from the Lord,
To strike his saints among the rest,
Their very pains and deaths are blest.
10 The sword, the pestilence, or fire,
Shall but fulfil their best desire:
From sins and sorrows set them free,
And bring thy children, Lord, to thee.

PSALM 91.-C. M. [*]

Ver. 9-16. Protection from death, guard of angels, victory and deliverance.

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E sons of men, a feeble race,
Expos'd to every snare,

Come, make the Lord your dwelling place
And try, and trust his care.

2 No ill shall enter where you dwell;
Or if the plague come nigh,

And sweep the wicked down to hell,
"Twill raise his saints on high.

3 He'll give his angels charge to keep
Your feet in all their ways

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To watch your pillow while you sleep,
And guard your happy days.

Their hands shall bear you, lest you fall
And dash against the stones;
Are they not servants at his call,

And sent t' attend his sons?

5 Adders and lions ye shall tread;
The tempter's wiles defeat;
He that hath broke the serpent's head
Puts him beneath your feet.

6 "Because on me they set their love,
"I'll save them (saith the Lord)
"I'll bear their joyful souls above
"Destruction and the sword.

7" My grace shall answer when they call;, "In trouble I'll be nigh;


My power shall help them when they fall, "And raise them when they die.

"Those that on earth my name have known,
"I'll honour them in heaven:
"There my salvation shall be shown
"And endless life be given."

PSALM 92.-1st Part. L. M. [*]
Apsalm for the Lord's day.


WEET is the work, my God, my King, To praise thy name, give thanks and To shew thy love by morning light, [sing, And talk of all thy truth at night.

2 Sweet is the day of sacred rest,

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No mortal cares shall seize my breast;
O may my heart in tune be found,
Like David's harp of solema sound!

3 My heart shall triumph in my Lord,
And bless his works, and bless his word:
Thy works of grace, how bright they shine!
How deep thy counsels! how divine!

4 Fools never raise their thoughts so high;'
Like brutes they live, like brates they die!
Like grass they flourish, till thy breath
Blasts them in everlasting death.

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.5 But I shall share a glorious part,
When grace hath well refin'd my heart,
And fresh supplies of joy are shed,
Like holy oil, to cheer my head.
6 Sin (my worst enemy before)
Shall vex my eyes and ears no more;
My inward foes shall all be slain,
Nor Satan break my peace again.

7 Then shall I see, and hear, and know
All I desir'd or wish'd below;
And every power find sweet employ
In that eternal world of joy.

PSALM 92.-2d Part. L. M. [*] Ver. 12, &c. The church is the garden of God.

1 LORD, 'tis a pleasant thing to stand

In gardens planted by thy hand;

Let me within thy courts be seen,
Like a young cedar, fresh and green.

2 There grow thy saints in faith and love,
Blest with thine influence from above;
Not Lebanon, with all its trees,
Yields such a comely sight as these.
3 The plants of grace shall ever live;
(Nature decays, but grace must thrive)


Time, that doth all things else impair,
Still makes them flourish strong and fair.

Laden with fruits of age, they shew
The Lord is holy, just and true:
None that attend his gates shall find
A God unfaithful or unkind.

PSALM 93.-L. M. [*]

The eternal and sovereign God. Jirded with majesty and might: [EHOVAH reigns! he dwells in light,

The world, created by his hands,

Still on its first foundation stands.
2 But ere this spacious world was made,
Or had its first foundations laid,
Thy throne eternal ages stood,
Thyself the ever living God.

S Like floods the angry nations rise,
And aim their rage against the skies;
Vain floods, that aim their rage so high!
At thy rebuke the billows die.

4 Forever shall thy throne endure:
Thy promise stands forever sure;
And everlasting holiness


Becomes the dwellings of thy grace.

PSALM 93.-1st Part. P. M. [*]

This robe of state are strength and majesty:
HE Lord of glory reigns, he reigns on high:

This wide creation rose at his command,

Built by his word, and 'stablished by his hand :
Long stood his throne ere he began creation,
And his own Godhead is the firm foundation.
2 God is th' eternal King. Thy foes in vain
Raise their rebellion to confound thy reign:
In vain the storms, in vain the floods arise,
And roar and toss their waves against the skies -

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