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The black red

the glorious sun,


13 "TWRs thou, O God, who didst the sea 8 His hand holds forth a dreadful cup

By thy own strength divide ; [beads :: With purple wine 'tis crown'd: Thou break'st the wat'ry monsters' The deadly mixture which his wrath

The waves o'erwhelm'd their pride. Deals out to nations round. 14 The greatest, fiercest of them all, for this his saints sometimes may tastes That seem'd the deep to sway,

But wicked men shall squeeze Was by thy power destroy'd, and made The bitter dregs, and be condemn'd To savage beasts a prey

To drink the very lees. 15 Thou clav'st the solid rock, and mad'st 9 His propbet, I, to all the world The waters largely flow;

This message will relate : Again, thou mad'st through parted streams The justice then of Jacob's God Thy wand'ring people go.

My song shall celebrate. 16 Thine is the cheerful day, and thine 10 The wicked's pride I will reduce, The black return of night;

Their cruelty disarm; Thou hast prepar'd the glorious sun,

Exalt the just, and seat him high And every feebler light.

Above the reach of harm. 17 By thee the borders of the earth

PSALM LXXVI. In perfect order stand;

ITN Judah the Almighty's known, The summer's warmth, and winter's cold, 1 Almighty there by wonders shown, Attend on thy command.

His name in Jacob does excel :
PART 111.

12 His sanctu'ry in Salem stands; 18 Remember, Lord, how scomful foes The majesty that heaven commands, Have daily urg'd our shame;

In Sion condescends to dwell. And how the foolish people have

3 He brake the bow and arrows there, Blasphem'd thy holy name.

The shield, and temper'd sword, and 19 O! free thy mourning turtle dove, By sinful crowds beset;

There slain the mighty army lay: Nor the assembly of thy poor

14 Whence Sion's fame through carth is For evermore forget

Spread, 20 Thy ancient covnant, Lord, regard, of greater glory, greater dread, And make thy promise good;

Than hills where robbers lodge their For now each corner of the land

prey. Is fill'd with men of blood.

15 Their valiant chiefs, who came for spoil, 21 O! let not the oppress'd return Themselves met there a shameful foi :

With sorrow cloth'd, and shame; Securely down to sleep they lay; But let the helpless and the poor

But wak'd no more, their stoutest band For ever praise thy name.

Ne'er lifted one resisting hand 22 Arise, O God, in our behalf ;

'Gainst his, that did their legions say Thy cause and ours maintain ;

6 When Jacob's God began to frowti, Remember how insulting fools

Both horse and charioteers, o'erthrown Each day thy name profane.

Together slept in endless night : 23 Make thou the boestings of thy focs 17 When thou, whom earth and heaven For evermore to cease ;

revere, Whose insolence, if unchastis'd,

Dost once with wrathful look appear, Will more and more increase.

What mortal power can stand thy PSALM LXXV.

sight? To thee, O God, we render praise, 18 Pronounc'd from heaven, earth facerd 1 To thee, with thanks repair ;

its doom, For, that thy name to us is nigb, Grew hush'd with fear, when thou didat Thy wondrous works declare.

come 2 In Israel when my throne is fix'd, 9 The meek with justice to restore: With me shall justice reign :

10 The wrath of man shall yield thee 3 The land with discord shakes; but I

praise ; The sinking frame sustain

Its last atteinpts but serve to raise 4 Deluded wretches I advis'd

The triumphs of Almighty power. Their errors to redress :

11 Vow to the Lord, ye nations; bring And warnd bold sinners, that they should Vow'd presents to the eternal King : Their swelling pride suppress.

Thus to his name due rev'rence psy. 5 Bear not yourselves so high, as if 12 Who proudest potentates can quell,

No power could yours restrain ; To earthly kings more terrible, Submit your stubborn necks, and learn Than to their trembling subjects thes. To speak with less disdain :

PSALM LXXVII. 6 For that promotion, which to gain To God I cry'd, who to my help Your vain ambition strives,

1 Did graciously repair ; From neither east nor west, nor yet 12 In trouble's dismal day I sought From southern climes arrives

My God with humble prayer 7 For God the great disposer is,

All night my fest'ring wonnd did run : And sov'reign Judge alone,

No med'cine gave relief :
Who casts the proud to earth, and lifts My soul no comfort would admit;
The humble io a throne

My soul indulg'd her grief,


I thought on God, and favours past; 2 My tongue, by inspiration taught,
But that increas'd my pain :

Shall parables unfold,
I found my spirit more oppress'd, Dark oracles, but understood,
The more I did complain.

And own'd for truths of old :
4 Through every watch of tedious night 3 Which we from sacred registers
Thou keep'st my eyes awake :

Of ancient times have known,
My grief is swelld to that excess, And our forefathers' pious care
I sigh, but cannot speak.

To us has handed down. 5 I call'd to mind the days of old, 14 We will not bide them from our sons; With sigual mercy crown'di.

Our offspring shall be taught Those famou. years of ancient times, The praises of the Lord, whose strength For miracles renown'd.

Has works of wonder wrought. 6 By night I recollect my songs. 5 For Jacob he this law ordain's, On former triumphs made;

This league with larael made ; Then search, consult, and ask my heart, With charge to be from age to age,

Where's now that wondrous aid? From race to race, convey'd. 7 Has God for ever cast us off ?

6 That generations yet to como Withdrawn bis favours quite ?

Should to their unborn heirs 8 Are both his mercy and his truth Religiously transmit the same, Retir'd to endless night?

And they again to theirs. 9 Can his long practis 'd love forget 7 To teach them that in God alone Its wonted aids to bring?

Their hope securely stands; Has he in wrath shut up and seal'd That they should ne'er bis works forget, His mercy's healing spring ?

But keep his just commands. 10 I said, my weakness hints these fears ; $ Lest, like their fathers, they might But I'll my fears disband;

A stiff rebellious race,

(prove I'll yet remember the Most High, False-hearted, fickle to the God, And years of his right hand.

Uosteadfast in his grace. Il l'll call to mind his works of old, 19 Such were revolting Ephraim's sons, The wonders of his might;

Who, though to warfare bred, 12 On them my heart shall meditate, And skilful archers, arm'd with bows, My tongue shall them recite.

From field ignobly fled. 13 sare lödg'd from human search on 10. 11 They falsified their league with

O God, thy counsels are !

His orders disobey'd,
Who is so great a God as ours? Forgot his works and miracles
Who can with him compare ?

Before their eyes display'd. 14 Long since a God of wonders thee 12 Nor wonders, which their fathers saw, Thy rescued people found;

Did they in mind retain, 15 Long since hast thou thy chosen seed Prodigrous things in Egypt done,

With strong deliv'rance crown'd. And Zoan's fertile plain. 16 When thee, O God, the waters saw, 13 He cut the sea to let them pass, The frighted billows shrunk ;

| Restrain'd the pressing flood; The troubled depths themselves for fear While pil'd on heaps, on either side Beneath their channels sunk

1 The solid walers stood.
17 The clouds pour'd down, while rend-14 A wondrous pillar led them on,
ing skies

Compos'd of shade and light;
Did with their noise conspire;

A shelt'ring cloud it prov'd by day,
Thy arrows all abroad were sent,

A leading fire by night.
Wing'd with avenging fire.

15 When drought oppress'd them, where 18 Heaven with thy thunder's voice was no stream torn,

The wilderness supply'd, Whilst all the lower world

'He cleft the rock, whose finty breast With lightnings blazed; earth shook, and Dissolv'd into a tide. scemd

16 Streams from the solid rock he bro't, From her foundations hurl'd.

Which down in rivers fell, 19 Through rolling streams thou find'su That, trav'lling with their camp, each day thy way,

Renew d the miracle.
Thy paths in waters lie;

17 Yet there they sinn'd against him Thy wondrous passage, where no sight more, Thy footsteps can descry....

Pruvoking the Most High, 20 Thou ledd'st thy people like a flock, in that same desert where he did Safe through the desert land,

Their fainting souls supply.
By Moses, their neck skilful guide, 18 They first incens'd him in their hearts,
And Aaron's sacred hand.

That did his power distrust,

And long'd for meal, not urged by want, HEAR, O my people, to my law

But to indulge their lust. 11 Devout attention lend;

19 Then utler'd their blaspheming Let the instruction of my mouth Deep in your hearts descend,

I "Can God," say they, "prepare

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"A table in the wilderness,

In that same desert where he did "Set out with various fare?

Their fainting souls relieve! 20 He smote the flinty rock, 'tis true, 41 They tempted him by turning back "And gushing streams ensued;

And wirkedly repin'd, “But can he com and flesh provide When Israel's God refus'd to be “ For such a multitude ?"

By their desires confin'd. 21 The Lord with indignation heard : 42 Nor call'd to mind the hand and day From heaven avenging flame

That their redemption brought; On Jacob fell, consura ing wrath

43 His signs in Egypt, wondrous works On thankless Israel came :

In Zoali's valley wrought 22 Because their unbelieving hearts 144 He tom'd their rivers into blood, In God would not confide.

That man and beast forbore, Nor trust bis care, who had from beaven And rather chose to die of thirst, Their wants so oft supply'd ;

Than drink the putrid gore. 23 Though he had made his clouds dis- 45 He sent devouring swarms of Alies; charge

1 Hourse frogs annoy'd their soil; Provisions down in showers;

146 Locusts and caterpillars reap'd And when earth fail'd, reliev'd their needs! The harvest of their toil. From his celestial stores;

147 Their vines with batt'ring hail were 24 Though tasteful manna was rain'd

broke; down,

With frost the fig tree dies; Their hunger to relieve :

48 Lightning and hail made frocks and Though froni the stores of heaven they did

berds Sustaining com receive.

One general sacrifice. 25 Thus man with angels' sacred food. 49 He turn'd his anger loose, and set Ungrateful man was fed ;

No time for it to cease; Not sparingly, for still they found And with their plagues ill angels sent, A plenteous table spread.

Their torments to increase. 26 From heaven he made an east wind 50 He clear'd a passage for his wrath blow,

To ravage uncontrol'd; Then did the south command

The murrain on their firstlings seiz'd, 27 To rain down flesh like dust, and fowls in every field and fold. Like sea's unnumber'd sand.

151 The deadly pest from least to man, 28 Within their trenches he let fall

From field to city, came; The luscious easy prey

It slew their heirs, their eldest hopes, And all around their spreading camp Through all the tents of Ham. The ready booty lay.

152 But his own tribe, like folded shee 29 They fed, were fil'd; be gave them He brought from their distress;

Their appetites to feast; [leave And them conducted like a flock, 30, 31 Yet still their wanton lust cravid Through at the wilderness

Nor with their hunger ceas'd [on, 53 He led them on, and in their way
But whilst in their luxurious mouths No cause of fear they found;
They did their dainties chew,

But march'd securely through those The wrath of God smote down their chiefs,

deeps, And Israel's chosen slew.

In which their foes were drown'a.

54 Nor ceas'd his care, till them be PART II.

brought 32 Yet still they sinn'd, nor would afford Safe to his promis'd land; His miracles belief:

And to his holy mount, the prize 33 Therefore through fruitless travels hel Of his victorious hand. Consum'd their lives in grief.

55 To them the outcast heathen's land 34 When some were slain, the rest re- He did by lot divide; turn'd

And in their foes' abandon'd tents To God with early cry;

| Made Israel's tribes reside. 35 Own'd him the Rock of their defence,

PART III Their Saviour, God most high. 56 Yet still they tempted, still provok'd 36 But this was feiga'd submission all; The wrath of God inost high;

Their heart their tongue beiy'd; Nor would to practise his comands 37 Their heart was still perverse, nor Their stubborn hearts apply;

Firm in his league abide would 57 But in their faithless faibers steps 38 Yet, full of mercy, he forgave,

Perversely chose to go; Nor did with death chastise ;

They tar'd aside, like arrows shot But tum'd his kindled wrath aside,

Froin some deceitful bow. Or would not let it rise

58 For him to fury they provok'd
39 For be remember'd they were Aesh, With altars set on high;
That could not long remain ;

And with their graven images
A murm'ring wind, that's quickly past, Infamed his jealousy.
And ne'er returns again.

59 When God heard this, ou Israel's 40 How oft did they provoke him there,

tribes, llow of his patience grieve,

His wrath and hatred fell;

60 He quitted Shiloh, and the tents Those sinful kingdoms let it crush, Where once he chose to dwell.

That have not own'd thy power. 61 To vile captivity his ark,

17 For their devouring jaws have presi His glory to discam,

On Jacob's chosen race; 62 His people to the sword he gave, And to a barren desert tum'd Nor would his wrath restrain.

Their fruitful dwelling-place. 63 Destructive war their ablest youth 8 O think not on our former sins, Untimely did confound;

But speedily prevent No virgin was to th' altar led,

The ulter ruin of thy saints, With nuptial garlands crown'd

Almost with sorrow spent. 64 In fighi the sacrificer fell,

9 Thou God of our salvation, help, The priest a victim bled;

| And free our souls from blame; And widows who their death should So shall our pardon and defence mourn,

Exall thy glorious name Themselves of grief were dead. 10 Let infidels, that scoffing say, 65 "Then), us a giant rous'd from sleep, Where is the God they boast ?"

Whom wine had throughly wurin'd, In vengeance for thy slaughter'd saints, Shouts out alout, the Lord awak'd, Perceive thee to their cost. And his proud foe alarm'd

1 Lord, hear the sighing pris'ner's 66 He smote their host, that from the field

moans, A scatter'd remnant came,

Thy saving power extend; With wounds imprinted on their backs Preserve the wretches doom'd to die, Of everlasting shame

From that untimely end 67 With conquest crown'd, he Joseph's 12 On them who us oppress, let all tents

Our sufferings be repaid ; And Ephraun's tribe forsook ;

Make their confusion seven times more 68 But Judah chose, and Sion's mount | Than what on us they laid. For his lov'd dwelling took.

13 So we, thy people and thy flock, 69 His temple he erected there,

Shall ever praise thy name; With spires exalted high;

And with glad hearts our grateful thanks, While deep, and fix'd, as those of earth, From age to age proclaim. The strong oundations lie.

PSALM LXXX. 70 His faithful servant David too He for his chuice did own,

I ISRAEL'S Shepherd, Joseph's Guide. And from the sheepfolds him adva

Our prayers to thee vouchsafe to To set on Judan's throne.

hear : 71 From tending on the teeming ewes,

Thou that dost on Cherubs ride, He brought himn forth to feed

Again in solenn stale appear. His own inheritance, the tribes

2 Behold bow Benjamin expects, Or Israel's chosen seed.

With Ephraim and Manasseh join'd, 72 Exalted thus, the monarch prov'd

In our delivrance the effects A faithful shepherd still;

Of thy resistless strength to find. He fed thein with an upright heart,

3 Do thou convert us, Lord, do thou And guided them with skill.

The lustre of thy face display i

And all the ills we suffer now,

Like scatter'd clouds, shall pass away. DEHOLD, O God, how heathen hosts

14 O thou, whom heavenly hosts obey,

How long shall thy fierce anger burn? D Have thy possession seiz'd! Thy sacred bouse they have defilla,

How long thy suff'ring people pray, Thy holy city raz'd!

And to their prayers have no return ? 2 The mangled bodies of thy saints

5 When hungry, we are forc'd to drench Abroad unbury'd layi

Our scanty food in floods of woe ; Their flesh exposd to savage beasts,

When dry, our raging thirst we quench

"With streams of tears that largely flow. And revinous birds of prey. 3 Quite through Jerus'lem was their 6 For us the heathen nations round, blood

As for a common prey, contest; Like common water shed:

Our foes with spiteful joys abound, And none were left alive to pay

And at our lost condition jest. Last duties to the deud.

7 Do thou convert us, Lord, do thou 4 The neighb ring lands our small re

The lustre of thy face display;

And all the ills we suffer now, mains

Like scaller'd clouds, shall pass away. With loud reproaches wound; And we a laughing-stock are made

PART II. To all the nations round.

8 Thou brought'st a vine from Egypt's 5 How long wilt thou be angry, Lord ?

land; Must we for ever mourns

And, casting out the heathen race, Shall thy devouring culous rage,

Didet plant it with thine own right hand Like fire, for ever bum?

And firmly fix it in their place. 6 On foreign lands, that know not thce, 19 Before it ihou prepar'dst the way, Thy heavy vengeance shower;

And mad'st it take a lasting root

Which, Lless'd with thy indulgent nay, Your servile hands by me eed

O'er all the land did widely shoot. | From lab'ring in the clay 10, 11 The hills were cover'd with its 7 Your ancestors, with wre

"ppressa shade

To me for aid did call; Its goodly boughs did cedars seem; With pity I their suff ring Its branches to the sea were spread, And set them free from And reach'd to proud 'Euphrates' They sought for me, and f the cloud stream.

In thunder I reply'd; 12 Why then hast thou its hedge o'er-At Meribah's contentious stream thrown,

Their faith and duty try'd. Which thou hast made so firm and

PART II strong>

8 While I my solern will declare, Whilst all its grapes, defenceless grown, My chosen people, hear :

Are pluck'd by those that pass along. If thou, O Israel, to my words 13 See how the bristling forest boar Will lend thy list'ning ear;

With dreadful fury lays it waste; 9 Then shall no God besides myself
Hark! how the savage monsters roar, Within thy coasts be found;
And to their helpless prey make haste. Nor shalt thou worship any God

Of all the nations rmd. 14 To thee, O God of hosts, we pray; 10 The Lord thy God I, who thee

Thy wonted goodness, Lord, renew ; | Brought forth fron Egypt's land; From heaven, thy throne, this vine sur-Tis I that all thy ju desires vey,

Supply with libro end. And her sad state with pity view. 1 But they, my chen race, refus'd 15 Behold the vineyard made by thee, To hearken to my vice;

Which thy right hand did guard so long; Nor would rebelliou israel's sons And keep that branch from danger free, Make me their heay choice. Which for thyself thou mad'st so 12 So I, provok'd, signd them up, strong

To every lust a pyi 16 To wasting Aanies 'tis made a prey, And in their own prverse designs

And all its spreading boughs cut down il Permitted them to stray At thy rebuke they soon decay.

113 О that my people wisely would And perish at thy dreadful frown. My just commandments heed ! 17 Crown thou the King with good suc-And Israel in my righteous ways cess,

With pious care proceed ! By thy right hand secur'd from wrong: 14 Then should my heavy judgments fall The Son of Man in mercy bless,

On all that them oppose, Whom for thyself thou mad'st so And my avenging hand be turn'd strong.

Against their num'rous foes. 18 So shall we still continue free 115 Their eneni's and mine should all

From whatsoe'er deserves thy blame; Before my fitstool bend :
And, if once more revivid by thee, But as for the their happy state

Will always praise thy holy name. Should neve, know an end. 19 Do thou convert us, Lord, do thou 16 All parts with plenty should abound, The lustre of thy face display:

With finest wheat their field : And all the ills we suffer now,

The barren rocks, to please their taste, Like scatter'd clouds, shall pass away. Should ricbest honey yield PSALM LXXXI

PSALM LXXXII To God, our never failing strength, OD in the great assembly stands, 1 With loud applauses sing

JUWhere bis impartial eye
And jointly make a cheerful noise In state surveys the earthly gods.
To Jacob's awful King

| And does their judgments try. 2 Compose a hymn of praise, and touch 2, 3 How dare ye then unjustly judge Your instruments of joyi

Or be to sinners kind ? Let psalteries and pleasant harps

Defend the orphans and the poor Your grateful skill employ.

Let such your justice find. 3 Let trumpets at the great new moon 14 Protect the humble helpless man, Their joyful voices raise,

Reduc'd to deep distress; To celebrate th' appointed time,

And let not him become a prey The solemn day of praise.

To such as would oppress 4 For this a statute was of old,

5 They neither know, nor will they learty Which Jacob's God decreed;

But blindly rove and strayi To be with pious care observ'd

Justice and truth, the world's supports, By Israel's chosen seed.

Through all the land decay. 5 This he fore memorial fix'd,

6 Well Chen might God in anger say, When, freed from Egypt's land, . "I've call'd you by my name : Strange nations' barb rous speech we l've said yo're gods, and all ally'd

But could not understand [heard, "To the Most High in fame 6 Your burden'd shoulders I reliev'd, 17 " But ne'ertheless your unjust deedia (Thus sçems our God to say)

“ To strict account I'll calli

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