How pleasant, how divinely fair,O Lord of hosts, thy dwellings are!With long desire my spirit faintsTo meet th' assemblies of thy saints.
v.1,8-16 S. M.The warnings of God to his people.
Great Shepherd of thine Israel,Who didst between the cherubs dwell,And lead the tribes, thy chosen sheep,Safe through the desert and the deep;
v.23-28 C. M.God our portion here and hereafter.
v.17-21 C. M.The aged Christian's prayer and song.
v.14-16,22-24 C. M.Christ our strength and righteousness.
v.5-9 C. M.The aged saint's reflection and hope.
v.1-6,32-35 L. M.The vengeance and compassion of God.
v.1-5,10-12 C. M.On a day of humiliation for disappointments in war.
O Thou that hear'st when sinners cry,Though all my crimes before thee lie,Behold them not with angry look,But blot their mem'ry from thy book.
God is the refuge of his saints,When storms of sharp distress invadeEre we can offer our complaints,Behold him present with his aid.
v.9-13 C. M.Sick-bed devotion.
Blest is the nation where the LordHath fixed his gracious throne,Where he reveals his heav'nly word,And calls their tribes his own.
v.7-13,18-21 C. M.Deliverance from slander and reproach.
My God, how many are my fears!How fast my foes increase!Conspiring my eternal death,They break my present peace.
v.1-6 C. M.The church is our delight and safety.
The king, O Lord, with songs of praise,Shall in thy strength rejoice;And, blest with thy salvation, raiseTo heav'n his cheerful voice.
Now may the God of power and graceAttend his people's humble cry!Jehovah hears when Isr'el prays,And brings deliverance from on high.
v.1-6,15-18 L. M.Deliverance from despair.
v.14,17ff C. M.Mercy to sufferers; or, God hearing prayer.
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