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7. I, in the day of my distress,

Will call on the thee for aid; For thou wilt grant me free access,

And answer what I pray'd.

8. Like thee among the Gods is none, O Lord ; nor ару

works Of all that other Gods have done

Like to thy glorious works.

9. The Nations all whom thou liast made

Shall come, and all shall frame To bow them low before thee, Lord,

And glorify thy Name.

10. For great thou art, and wonders great

By thy strong hand are done ; Thou, in thy everlasting seat,

Remainest God alone.

11. Teach me, O Lord, thy way most right;

I in thy truth will bide;
To fear thy Name my heart unite,

So shall it never slide,

12. Thee will I praise, O Lord my God,

Thee honour and adore

With my whole heart, and blaze abroad

Thy name for evermore.

13. For great thy mercy is toward me,

And thou hast freed my soul, Even from the lowest hell set free,

From deepest darkness foul.

14. O God, the proud against me rise,

And violent men are met
To seek my life, and in their eyes

No fear of thee have set.

15. But thou, Lord, art the God most mild,

Readiest thy grace to shew, Slow to be angry, and art styld

Most merciful, most true.

16. O, turn to me thy face at length,

And me have mercy on;
Unto thy servant give thy strenght,

And save thy handmaid's son.

17. Some sign of good to me afford,

And let my foes then see,
And be asham'd; because thou, Lord,

Dost help and comfort me.


1. Among the holy mountains high

Is his foundation fast;
There seated in his sanctuary,

His temple there is plac'd.

2. Sion's fair gates the Lord loves more

Than all the dwellings fair Of Jacob's land, though there be store,

And all within his care.

3. City of God, most glorious things

Of thee abroad are spoke ;

4. I mention Egypt, where proud kings

Did our forefathers yoke.
I mention Babel to my friends,

Philistia full of scorn ;
And Tyre with Ethiops' utmost ends,

Lo this man there was born :

5. But twice that praise shall in our ear

Be said of Sion last;

This and this man was born in hcr;

High God shall fix her fast.

6. The Lord shall write it in a scroll

That ne'er shall be out-worn, When he the nations doth inroll,

That this man there was born.

7. Both they who sing, and they who dance,

With sacred songs are there ; In thee fresh brooks, and soft streams glance,

And all my fountains clear.


1. LORD God, that dost me save and keep,

All day to thee I cry;
And all night long before thee weep,

Before thee prostrate lie.
2. Into thy presence let my prayer

With sighs devout ascend ;
And to my cries, that ceaseless are,

Thine ear with favour bend. 3. For, cloy'd with woes and trouble sore,

Surcharg'd my soul doth lie;
My life, at Death's unchearful door,

Unto the grave draws nigh.
4. Reckon'd I am with them that pass

Down to the dismal pit; I am a man, but weak alas !

And for that name unfit. 5. From life discharg’d and parted quite,

Among the dead to sleep;
And like the slain in bloody fight,

That in the grave lie deep.

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