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172. Yea, my tongue shall sing of thy word : for all thy commandments are righteous.
LUKE II. SOLO TREBLE. 229.
10. Behold, I bring you glad tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
11. For unto you this day is born a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
VERSE AND FULL, SIX VOICES. 10. Glad tidings, &c.
14. Glory be to God on high, and on earth peace, good will towards men. Hallelujah.
PSALM LXXXVI. FULL, SIX VOICES. 230.
1. Bow down thine ear, O Lord, and hear me: for I am poor and in misery.
2. Preserve thou my soul, for I am holy: my God, save thy servant that putteth his trust in
3. Be merciful unto me, O God : for I will call daily upon thee.
4. Comfort the soul of thy servant: for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. Amen.
PSALM XLVI. VERSE, TWO COUNTER TENORS,
AND TWO BASSES. 231.
1. God is our hope and strength : a very present help in trouble.
VERSE AND FULL; SIX VOICES. 2. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth. tremble.
3. Though the mountains shake, and the waters rage and swell.
TWO COUNTER TENORS. 5. For God is in the midst of us, therefore shall not we be moved : 7. God is our help and refuge.
VERSE AND FULL; FOUR VOICES. 8. O behold the works of the Lord, he maketh wars to cease in all the world : he is exalted among the heathen, he is exalted in the earth.
PSALM CXXXVIII. VERSE, COUNTER TENOR,
AND BASS. 232.
1. I will give thanks unto thee, O Lord, with my whole heart: even before the gods will I sing praises unto thee.
SOLO COUNTER TENOR. 2. I will worship and praise thy name, because thou hast magnified thy name, and thy word above all things.
SOLO BASS. 3. When I called upon thee, thou heardest me: and enduedst my soul with much strength.
6. For though the Lord be high, yet hath he respect to the lowly: but beholdeth the proud afar off.
TWO COUNTER TENORS AND BASS. : 7. Though I walk in the midst of trouble, yet
shalt thou refresh me: thou shalt stretch forth thine hand upon the furiousness of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me.
FULL, FOUR VOICES. 4. All the kings of the earth shall praise thee, O Lord.
5. Yea, they shall sing, that great is the glory of the Lord. Amen.
Psalm cxlv. VERSE, COUNTER TENOR,
AND BASS. 233.
1. I will magnify thee, O God, my King: and I will praise thy name for ever and ever.
2. Every day will I give thanks unto thee: and praise thy name for ever and ever.
SOLO BASS. 3. Great is the Lord, and marvellous, worthy to be praised : there is no end of his greatness.
SOLO COUNTER TENOR. 4. One generation shall praise thy works unto another : and declare thy power.
5. As for me, I will be talking of thy worship, thy glory, thy praise, and wondrous works : and I will also tell of thy greatness.
FULL, FOUR VOICES. 10. All thy works praise thee, O Lord : and thy saints give thanks unto thee. Greene.
FULL, FIVE VOICES. 234.
PSALM LIX., 16.-I will sing of thy power, O God, and will praise thy mercy betimes in the morning : for thou hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble.
VERSE, FIVE VOICES. 17. Unto thee, O my strength, will I sing : for thou, O Lord, art my refuge, and my merciful God.
FULL. PSALM LX., 12.-Through God will we do great acts : for it is he that shall tread down our enemies.
JOB V. VERSE, COUNTER TENOR, AND BASS. 235.
8. I will seek unto God and commit my cause unto him :
9. For he doeth great and wondrous things.
SOLO COUNTER TENOR. 10. He giveth rain upon the earth, and sendeth waters upon the fields.
11. He setteth up the lowly on high ; and exalteth them that mourn.
SOLO BASS. 13. He taketh the wise in their own craftiness : and carries headlong the counsel of the froward.
14. They meet with darkness, and grope in the noon-day as in the night.
15. But he saveth the poor from the sword, and from the hand of the mighty.
FULL, FIVE VOICES. 17. Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth:
18. For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and maketh whole. Greene.
PSALM XXXIX. FULL, FOUR VOICES. 236.
5. Lord, let me know my end, and the number of my days : that I may be certified how long I have to live.
6. Behold, thou hast made my days as it were a span long: and mine age even as nothing in respect of thee, and verily every man living is altogether vanity.