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PSALM 19.

1 HOW perfect is the law of God!

His covenant is sure
Converting souls, and making wise

The simple and obscure. 2 The Lord's commands are righteous, and

Rejoice the heart likewise,
His precepts are most pure, and do

Give light unto the eyes.
3 The fear of God is excellent,

And ever doth endure;
The judgments of the Lord also,

Most righteous are and pure; 4 And more to be desired are

Than much fine gold alway;
The honey and the honeycomb
Are not so sweet as they.

PSALM 23.
1 MY Shepherd is the living Lord,

Nothing therefore I need;
In pastures fair, near pleasant streams,

He setteth me to feed.

2 He shall convert and glad my soul,

And bring my mind in frame,
To walk in paths of righteousness,

For His most holy name.

Yea, though I walk in vale of death,

Yet will I fear no ill;
Thy rod and staff do comfort me,

And Thou art with me still.

4 Through all my life Thy favour is

So frankly showed to me,
That in thy house for evermore

My dwelling-place shall be.

PSALM 24.

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ERECT your heads, eternal gates,

Unfold to entertain
The King of Glory ; See! He comes

With His celestial train.

2 Who is this King of Glory? Who?

The Lord, for strength renown'd;
In battle mighty, o'er His foes

Eternal victor crown'd.

3 Erect your heads, ye gates, unfold,

In state to entertain
The King of Glory: See! He comes

With all His shining train.
4 Who is this King of Glory? Who?

The Lord of Hosts renown'd;
Of glory He alone is King,

Who is with glory crown’d.

PSALM 25.
1 TO God, in whom I trust,

I lift my heart and voice,
Olet me not be put to shame,

Nor let my foes rejoice. 2 Thy mercies and Thy love,

O Lord, recall to mind ;
And graciously continue still,

As Thou wert ever, kind.

3 Let all my youthful crimes

Be blotted out by Thee;
And for Thy wondrous goodness'salc,

In mercy think on me. 4 His mercy and His truth

The righteous Lord displays,
In bringing wand'ring sinners home,

And teaching them His ways. 5 He those in justice guides

Who His direction seek ;
And in His sacred paths shall lead,

The humble and the meek.

PSALM 33. 1 WHATE’ER the mighty Lord decrees

Shall stand for ever sure;
The settled purpose of His heart

To ages shall endure.

How happy then are they, to whom

The Lord for God is known : Whom He from all the world besides

Has chosen for His own!

3 The riches of Thy mercy, Lord,

Do Thou to us extend ;
Since we for all we want or wish

On Thee alone depend.

PSALM 34.

1 THROUGH all the changing scenes of life,

In trouble and in joy,
The praises of my God shall still

My heart and tongue employ.

2 Of His deliv’rance I will boast,

Till all that are distrest
From my example comfort take,

And charm their griefs to rest.

3 O magnify the Lord with me,

With me exalt His Name;
When in distress to Him I callid,

He to my rescue came.

4 O make but trial of His love,

Experience will decide,
How blest they are, and only they,

Who in His truth confide.

5 Fear him, ye saints, and you will then

Have nothing else to fear;
Make you his service your delight,
Your wants shall be His care.

PSALM 36.
1 THY justice, like the hills, remains ;

Unfathom’d depths Thy judgments are ; Thy providence the world sustains ;

The whole creation is thy care. 2 Since of Thy goodness all partake,

With what assurance should the just Thy shelt'ring wings their refuge make,

And saints to Thy protection trust. 3 Such guests shall to Thy courts be led,

To banquet on Thy love's repast;
And drink, as from a fountain's head,

Of joys that shall for ever last. 4 With Thee the springs of life remain;

Thy presence is eternal day :
O! let Thy saints Thy favour gain ;
To upright hearts Thy truth display.

PSALM 37. 1 THOUGH wicked men grow rich or great, Yet let not their successful state

Thy anger or thy envy raise :
For they, cut down like tender grass,
Or like young flow'rs, away shall pass,

Whose blooming beauty soon decays.

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