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And sordive Thou, in thy righteous judgment 7 The promise of his aiding grace
His servants from this faithless race
8 Then shall the wicked be perplex'd,
When those whom they despis'd and
Shall be advanc'd on high.
poor; Their haat so the tyrants of the earth And therMay persecute no more.
5 OppresINCE I have plac'd my trust in God,
Because they should I, like a tim'rous bird,
They Behold, the wicked bend their bow,
H Must I for ever mourn?
TOW long wilt thou forget me, Lord?
Shal making in ambush to destroy
They think the men of upright heart.
How long wilt thou withdraw from me,
thrive, When once the firm assurance fails, 2 How long shall anxious thoughts my
From allWhich public faith imparts,
By which then he Lord hath both a temple here,
Near publisere he surveys the sons of men,
4 Restore me, lest they proudly boast 'Twas their own strength o'ercame ;
ith greater snares, fire, and brimstone, on their Permit not them that vex my soul More sangen heads
To triumph in my shame.
5 Since I have always placed my trust Beneath thy mercy's wing,
Sometimes hall in one tempest shower; And modest s dreadful mixture his revenge at so deceird to their cup
Thy saving health will come; and then
Their sudden she righteous Lord will righteous
6 Then shall my song, with praise
ith signal favour grace,
For God Of their unge or their oppress
never minds thes
NCE godly men decay, O Lord, But thou, Do thou my cause defend;
tretch forth t by the greate efend the pore
he just and faithful friend.
he neighbour now can scarce believe
To longer let that t'other does impart;
deeds partially destr
righteous vengeance will found
And grief my heart oppress?
3 Oh! hear, and to my longing eyes
PSALM XIV. wicked fools must need
afford S That God is nothing but a suppos Corrupt and lewd their practice grows; No breast is warm'd with holy flame. 2 The Lord look'd down from Heaven's high tower,
And all the sons of men did view, To see if any own'd his power; any truth or justice knew. 3 But all, he saw, were gone aside, All were degen'rate grown and base; None took religion for their guide, Not one of all the sinful race.
To thee, my God, ascend,
rphan, there proud blaspheming tongue. thee for aid vain those foolish boasters say, fenceless leur tongues are sure our own;
il their streng doubtful words we'll still betray,
no remains a God, who hears the suff'ring poor,
this thy the word of God shall still abide,
om drossy mixture free.
rst prepar's hen accept
4 But can these workers of deceit
Be all so dull and senseless grown, That they, like bread, my people eat,
And God's almighty power disown? 5 How will they tremble then for fear, When his just wrath shall them o'ertake?
For to the righteous God is near,
Since God a refuge is for those
Should loudly echo through the land.
17 Therefore my soul shall bless the Lord,
LORD, who's the happy man that may 9 Therefore my heart all grief defies,
To thy best courts
My glory rejoice;
The least corruption see.
Not stranger-like, to visit them,
2 'Tis he, whose every thought and deed
By malice whisper'd round. 4 Who vice, in all its pomp Can treat with just neglect; And piety, though cloth'd in rags, Religiously respect. 5 Who to his plighted vows and trust
Has ever firmly stood;
And though he promise to his loss,
By providence secur'd.
PROTECT me from my cruel foes,
On thy almighty arm.
2 My soul all help but thine does slight,
The goodness thou hast shown.
4 How shall their sorrows be increas'd,
'Tis he supports my throne.
My upright dealing see.
Shall no offence commit.
Their safety to maintain;
8,90! keep me in thy tendrest
Thy shelt ring wings stretch out To guard me safe from savage foes,
That compass me about: 10 O'ergrown with luxury, enclos'd In their own fat they lie;
15, 16, 1
id with a proud blaspheming mouth, 19 He left the beauteous realms of light, 17 Therer Both God and man defy. Whilst heaven bow'd down its awful head;
Who Well may they boast, for they have And pris
Insoniy paths encompass'd round;
Beneath his feet substantial night
With most amazing swiftness flew.
With thickest shades his face to veil; ]
Arise, O Lord, defeat their plots,
And fell in showers of fire and hail.
From wordly men, thy sharpest
Whose portion's here below;
hich, fill'd with earthiy stores, aspire
let thy B The least c
No other bliss to know.
Their race is num'rous, that partake djoysTheir substance while they live; Meir heirs survive, to whom they may jhe vast remainder give. But I, in uprightness, thy face ball view without control; waking, shall its image find by effected in my soul.
ttend, cons act,
DIY Senday fo
change of time shall ever shock My firm affection, Lord, to thee; thou hast always been my rock, fortress and defence to me.
led by ag
www, my deliv'rer art, my God;
My trust is in thy mighty power; ou art my shield from foes abroad, At home my safeguard and my tower. o thee I will address my prayer, To whom all praise we justly owe;
shall I, by thy watchful care, be guarded from my treach❜rous foe.
By floods of wicked men distress'd, With seas of sorrow compass'd round, th dire infernal pangs oppress'd, n death's unwieldy fetters bound; o heaven I made my mournful prayer,
To God address'd my humble moan;
When God arose my part to take,
hills did at his presence shake,
abroad, nsigns of wrath before him came; During fire around him glow'd, hat coals were kindled at its flame.
God's angry voice did loudly roar;
And quickly finish'd their defeat.
Which fiercely rag'd that dreadful day.
16 The Lord did on my side engage;
And snatch'd me from the furious rage Of threat'ning waves, that proudly swell'd.
17 God his resistless power employ'd
My strongest foes' attempts to break; Who else with ease had soon destroy'd
The weak defence that I could make. 18 Their subtle rage had near prevail'd, When I distress'd and friendless lay; But still, when other succours fail'd,
God was my firm support and stay.
He brought me forth and set me free:
God does his gracious help extend;
Therefore the Lord is still my friend.
Nor loosely wander'd from my God. 23, 24 But still my soul, sincere and
Did even from darling sins refrain;
Because my heart and hands are clean.
25, 26 Thou suit'st, O Lord, thy righte
To various paths of human-kind;
32, 33 'Tis God that girds my armour on, And all my just designs fulfils; Through him my feet can swiftly run,
And nimbly climb the steepest hills. 34 Lessons of war from him I take,
And manly weapons learn to wield; Strong bows of steel with ease I break, Forc'd by my stronger arms to yield. 35 The buckler of his saving health
Protects me from assaulting foes; His hand sustains me still; my wealth And greatness from his bounty flows. 36 My goings he enlarged abroad,
Till then to narrow paths confined; And, when in slipp'ry ways I trod,
The method of my steps design'd. 37 Through him I num'rous hosts defeat, And flying squadrons captive take; Nor from my fierce pursuit retreat, Till I a final conquest make. 38 Cover'd with wounds, in vain they try Their vanquish'd heads again to rear; Spite of their boasted strength, they lie Beneath my feet, and grovel there. 39 God, when fresh armies take the field, Recruits my strength, my courage
When my successful name they hear Strangers for my commands attend,
Charm'd with respect, or aw'd by lear 45 All to my summons tamely yield
Or soon in battle are dismay'd; For stronger holds they quit the field,
And still in strongest holds afraid. 46 Let the eternal Lord be prais'd,
The rock on whose defence I rest! To highest heavens his name bé raise
Who me with his salvation blest! 47 'Tis God that still supports my right
His just revenge my foes pursue 'Tis he, that, with resistless might
Fierce nations to my yoke subdues. 48 My universal safeguard he!
From whom my lasting honours for He made me great, and set me free
From my remorseless bloody for. 49 Therefore, to celebrate his fame,
My grateful voice to heaven I'll rat And nations, strangers to his name,
Shall thus be taught to sing his praise: 50 God to his king deliv'rance sends;
Shows his anointed signal grace;
which that alone can fill; THE heavens declare thy glory,Lon
The firmament and stars express
He makes my strong opposers yield,
My conq'ring feet in triumphi press;
Who hate and envy my success.
But none was able to defend;
Does round the world convey.
1, through his progress, cheerful light 18 But from their steeds and chariots
od's perfect law converts the soul;
Or fhe statutes of the Lord are just,
pure commands in search of truth
Soon in b
of more esteem than golden mines, gold refined,with skill; strongere sweet than honey, or the drops that from the comb distil. they trusty counsellors they are, add friendly warnings give; thest bene rewards attend on those neva ho by thy precepts live. God tut what frail man observes how oft e does from virtue fall? hatanse me from my secret faults, hou God that know'st them all? et no presumptuous sin, O Lord, minion have o'er me;
eg, by thy grace preserv'd, I may rame great transgression flee.
o shall my prayer and praises be ith thy acceptance blest; Isecure on thy defence, by strength and Saviour, rest.
HE Lord to thy request attend, And hear thee in distress; name of Jacob's God defend, grant thy arms success: aid thee from on high repair, d strength from Sion give; member all thy off'rings there, y sacrifice receive: compass thy own heart's desire, y counsels still direct; e kindly all events conspire bring them to effect. thy salvation, Lord, for aid e cheerfully repair,
Behold them through the plain,
THE king, O Lord, with songs of praise
With thy salvation crown'd, shall raise
But hast, with thy acceptance, blest
3 Thy goodness and thy tender care
A crown of gold thou mad'st him wear,
4 He pray'd for life; and thou, O Lord,
And graciously to him afford
Thy sure defence through nations
Has spread his glorious name;
With majesty and fame.
7 Because the king on God alone
His mercy still supports his throne,
banners in thy name display'd; The Lord accept thy prayer? - hopes are fix'd, that now the Lord -sov'reign will defend;
heaven resistless aid afford, d to his prayer attend.
me trust in steeds for war design'd; chariots some rely;
nst them all we'll call to mind
8 But, righteous Lord, thy stubborn foes.
Their hopes and them consume.
But root out all their guilty race,
11 For all their thoughts were set on ill
But thou with watchful care didst still
12 While they their swift retreat shall
To 'scape thy dreadful might,