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PSALM 11. L.M.
God loves the righteous and abhors the wicked. (cont.)

  6 The righteous Lord loves righteous souls,
Whose thoughts and actions are sincere;
And with a gracious eye beholds
The men that his own image bear.

PSALM 12. First Part. L.M.
Safety and hope in evil times.

  1 ALMIGHTY God, appear and save,
   For vice and vanity prevail;
The godly perish in the grave,
   The just depart, the faithful fail.
  2 The whole discourse, when neighbours meet,
Is fill'd with trifles loose and vain;
Their lips are flatt'ry and deceit,
And their proud language is profane.
  3 But lips that with deceit abound
Shall not maintain their triumph long;
The God of vengeance will confound
The flatt'ring and blaspheming tongue.
  4 "Yet shall our words be free," they cry;
"Our tongues shall be control'd by none:
"Where is the Lord will ask us why?
"Or say, our lips are not our own."
  5 The Lord, who sees the poor oppress'd,
And hears th' oppressor's haughty strain,
Will rise to give his children rest,
Nor shall they trust his word in vain.
  6 Thy word, O Lord, tho' often try'd,
Void of deceit shall still appear;
Not silver, sev'n times purify'd
From dross and mixture, shines so clear.
  7 Thy grace shall in the darkest hour
Defend the holy soul from hard:
Tho', when the vilest men have pow'r,
On every side will sinners swarm.

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PSALM 12. Second Part. C.M.
The Lord will judge the wicked, and save his people.

  1 LORD, when iniquities abound,
   And blasphemy grows bold,
When faith is hardly to be found,
   And love is waxing cold:
  2 Is not thy chariot hast'ning on?
   Hast thou not giv'n the sign?
May we not trust and live upon
   A promise so divine?
  3 "Now," saith the Lord, "Now will I rise,
   And make oppressors flee;
I will appear to their surprise,
   "And set my servants free."
  4 Thy word, like silver sev'n times try'd,
   Thro' ages shall endure:
The men that in thy truth confide
   Shall find the promise sure.

PSALM 13. L.M.
Pleading with God under desertion.

  1 HOW long, O Lord, shall I complain,
Like one that seeks his God in vain?
Wilt thou thy face for ever hide?
Shall I still pray and be deni'd?
  2 Shall I for ever be forgot,
As one whom thou regardest not?
Still shall my soul thine absence mourn?
And still despair of thy return?
  3 How long shall my poor troubl'd breast
Be with these anxious thoughts opprest,
And satan, my malicious foe.
Rejoice to see me sunk so low?
  4 Hear, Lord, and grant me quick relief,
Before my death conclude my grief;

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