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OW blest is he who ne'er consents
By ill advice to walk;

Nor stands in sinners' ways, nor sits
Where men profanely talk.

2 But makes the perfect law of God
His business and delight;
Devoutly reads therein by day,
And meditates by night.

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3 Like some fair tree, which, fed by streams, With timely fruit doth bend,

He still shall flourish, and success

Shall his designs attend.

4 For God approves the just man's ways,
To happiness they tend :

But sinners, and the path they tread,

Shall both in ruin end.


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ORD, in the morning Thou shalt hear

My voice ascending high:

To Thee will I direct my prayer,

To Thee lift up mine eye.



2 Oft to Thy house will I resort,
To taste Thy mercies there;
I will frequent Thy holy court,
And worship in Thy fear.

30 may Thy Spirit guide my feet
In ways of righteousness;
Make every path of duty straight,
And plain before my face.

4 For those who love and fear Thy Name
Shall see their hopes fulfilled:
The mighty God shall compass them
With favour as a shield.



Version 2.

N Thee, O God of Purity!
I wait for hallowing grace;
None without holiness shall see
The glories of Thy face.

In souls unholy and unclean
Thou never canst delight,
Nor shall they, if enslaved by sin,
Appear before Thy sight.

2 But, as for me, with humble fear
I will approach Thy gate,
Though most unworthy to draw near,
Or in Thy courts to wait;
I trust in Thine unbounded grace,
To all so freely given;

I worship in Thy holy place,

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3 Lead me in all Thy righteous ways,
Nor suffer me to slide;

Point out the path before my face:
My God, be Thou my Guide.
O may I ne'er to evil yield,
Defended from above,

And kept and covered with the shield
Of Thine Almighty love.

THOU, to whom all creatures bow,
Within this earthly frame,

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Through all the world how great art Thou!
How glorious is Thy Name!

2 In heaven Thy wondrous acts are sung,
Nor fully reckoned there;

And yet Thou mak'st the infant tongue
Thy boundless praise declare.

3 Lord, what is man, that Thou shouldst love To keep him in Thy mind?

Or son of man, that Thou shouldst prove
To him so wondrous kind?

4 O Thou, to whom all creatures bow,
Within this earthly frame,

Through all the world how great art Thou!
How glorious is Thy Name!




celebrate Thy praise, O Lord,

I will my heart prepare;

And to the listening world Thy works,
Thy wondrous works declare.

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2 The thought of them shall to my soul
Exalted pleasure bring:

Whilst to Thy Name, O Thou Most High,
Triumphant praise I sing.

3 All those who have Thy goodness proved
Will in Thy truth confide:
Thy mercy ne'er forsook the man
That on Thy help relied.

4 Sing praises, therefore, to the Lord,
From Sion, His abode ;

Proclaim His deeds, till all the world
Confess no other God.


Y lot is fallen in that blest land

MY Where God is truly known:

He fills my cup with liberal hand,
'Tis He supports my throne.

2 I strive each action to approve
To His all-seeing eye ;

No danger shall my hopes remove,
Because He still is nigh.

3 Therefore my heart all grief defies,
My glory doth rejoice;

My flesh shall rest in hope to rise,
Waked by His powerful voice.

4 He shall the paths of life display
Which to His presence lead,
Where pleasures dwell without allay,
And joys that never fade.

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