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You all shall die like common men, Or them confound, whose harden'd hearts • Like other tyrants fail."

1 Thy gentler means disclaim. Arise, and thy just judgments, Lord, 18 So shall the wondering world confess, Throughout the earth display;

That thou, who claim'st alone ad all the nations of the world

Jehovah's name, o'er all the earth
Shall own thy righteous sway.

Hast rais'd thy lofty throne.

PSALM LXXXIV OTOLD not thy peace, O Lord our God. O GOD of hosts, the mighty Lord,

How lovely is the place 11 No longer silent be;

Where thou, enthron'd in glory, show'st Nor with consenting quiet looks

The brightness of thy face ! Our ruin calmly see.

2 My longing soul faints with desire For lo ! the turnults of thy foes

To view thy blest abode ; O'er all the land are spread;

My panting heart and flesh cry out And those who hate thy saints and thee,

For thee, the living God. Lift up their threat'ning head.

3 The birds, more happy far than 1, 3 Against thy zealous people, Lord,

1 Around thy temple throng They craftily combine ;


Securely there they build, and there And to destroy thy chosen saints

Securely hatch their young. Have laid their close design.

4 O Lord of hosts, my King and God, 4 Come let us cut them ott," say they How highly blest are they. * Their nation quite deface;

Who in thy temple always dwell, " That no remembrance may remain

And there thy praise display! " Of Israel's buted race."

15 Thrice happy they, whose choice has 5 Thus they against thy people's peace

Their sure protection made ; [thee Consult with one consent ;

Who long to tread the sacred ways And diff'ring nations, jointly leagued

That to thy dwelling lead ! Their common malice vent.

16 Who pass through Baca's thirsty vale, 6 The Ishmaelites, that clwell in tents,

Yet no refreshment want ; With warlike Edom join'd,

Their pools are fill'd with rain, whjeh And Moab's sons, our ruin vow,

thou With Hagar's race combin'd.

Al their request dost grant. 7 Proud Ammon's offspring, Gebri 100, 17 Thus they proceed from strength to With Amalek conspire;

strength, The lords of Palestine, and all

Aud still approach more near; The wealthy sons of Tyre.

Till all on Sion's holy mount, 8 All these the strong Assyrian king

Before their God appear. Their firm ally have got ;

8 O Lord, the mighty God of hosts, Who with a powerful armıy aids

My just request regard ;
Th' incestuous race of Lot.

Thou God of Jacob, let my prayer

Be still with favour heard.

9 Behold, O God, for thou alone 9 But let such vengeance come to them, Canst timely aid dispense ; As once to Midian came;

On thy anointed servant look, To Jabin and proud Sisera,

Be thou his strong defence, At Kishon's fatal stream;

10 For in thy courts one single day 10 When thy right hand their num roust 'Tis better to attend,

Near Endor did cont und, hosts Than, Lord, in any place besides And left their carcasses for dung

A thousand days to spend. To feed the hungry ground.

Much rather in God's house will I 11 Let all their mighty men the fate

The meanest office take, Of Zeb and Oreb sbare ;

Than in the wealthy tents of sin As Zeba and Zalmuna, so

My pompous dwelling make. Let all their princes fare:

11 For God, who is our Sun and Shield, 12 Who, with the same design inspir'd,

Will grace and glory give; Thus vainly boasting spake,

And no good thing will he withhold « In firin possession for ourselves

From them that justly live. 4 Let us God's houses take."

12 Thou God, whom heavenly hosts 13 To ruin let them haste, like wheels

obey. Which downward swiftly move;

How highly blest is he, Like chaff before the wind, let all

Whose hope and trust, securely plac'd, Their scatter'd forces prove

Is still repos 'd on thee! 14, 15 As Aumes consume dry wood, or

PSALM LXXXV. heath, That on parch'd mountains grows, T ORD, thou hast granted to thy land So let thy fierce pursuing wrath

1 The favours we implor'd, With terrors strike thy foes.

And faithful Jacob's captive race 16, 17 Lord, shroud their faces with dis. Hast graciously restord.

2, 3 Thy people's sins thou hast furçiv', That they may owa thy name; 1 And all their guilt defac'd ;


Thou hast not let tu, wrath flame on,

PART J. Nor thy fierce anger last.

11 Teach me thy way, O Lord, and ! 4 O God our Saviour, all our hearts From truth shall ne'er de part; To thy obedience tun;

In rev'rence to thy sacred name
That, quench'd with our repenting tears, Devoutly fix my heart.
Thy wrath no more may bum.

12 Thee will I praise. O Lord my God, 5, 6 For why should'st thou be angry Praise thee with heart sincere ; still,

And to thy everlasting name And wrath so long retain ?

Eternal trophies rear. Revive us, Lord, and let thy saints 13 Thy boundless mercy shown to me, Thy wonted comfort gain.

Transcends my power to tell ; 7 Thy gracious favour, Lord, display, (For thou hast oft redeem'd my soul Which we have long implor'd;

From lowest depths of hell And, for thy wondrous mercy's sake, 14 O God, the sons of pride and strife Thy wonted aid afford.

Have my destruction sought; 8 God's answer patiently I'll wait; Regardless of thy puwer, that oft For he, with glad success,

Has my deliv'rance wrought. If they no more to folly turn,

15 But thou thy constant goodness didst His mourning saints will bless.

To my assistance bring 9 To all that fear his holy name

of patience, mercy, and of truth, His sure salvation's near ,

Thou everlasting spring! And in its former happy state

16 0 bounteous Lord, thy grace and Our nation shall appear.

strength, 10 For mercy now with truth is join'd, To me thy servant show ; And righteousness with peace,

Thy kind protection, Lord, on me, Like kind companions, ausent long

Thine handmaid's son, bestow. With friendly arms embrace.

17 Some signal give, which my pro id foes 11, 12 Truth from the earth shall spring, May see with shaine and rage, whilst heav'n

When thou, O Lord, for my relief Shall streams of justice pour ;

And comfort dost engage. And God, from whom all goodness flows,

PSALM LXXXVII Shall endless plenty shower.

AOD'S temple crowns the holy mount; 13 Before him righteousness shall march, The Lord there condescends to dwel; And his just paths prepare ;

2 His Sion's gates, in his account, While we his holy steps pursue

Our Israel's fairest tents excel. With constant zeal and care.

3 Fame glorious things of thee shall sing,

O city of th' Almighty King !

4 1"1 mention Rahab with due praise, To my complaint, O Lord my God, in Babylon's applauses join, Thy gracious ear incline;

The fame of Ethiopia raise Hear me, distress'd, and destitute

With that of Tyre and Palestine; Of all relief but thine,

And grant that some among them bom, 2 Do thou, O God, preserve my soul, Their age and country did adoro. That does thy name adore ;

5 But still of Sion I'll aver, Thy servant keep, and him, whose trust That many such from ber proceed; Relies on thee, restore.

Th' Almighty shall establish her: 3 To me, who daily thee invoke,

6 His gen'ral list shall show, when read, Thy mercy, Lord, extend;

That such a person there was born, 4 Refresh thy servant's soul, whose hopes And such did such an age adorn On thee alone depend

7 He'll Sion find with numbers fill'd 5 Thou, Lord, art good, nor only good, of such as merit high renown; But prompt to pardon too;

For hand and voice musicians skill'd; or plenteous mercy to all those

And (her transcending fame to crowa,) Who for thy mercy sue

for such she shall successions bring, 6 To my repeated huinble prayer, Like water from a living spring O Lord, attentive be;

PSALM LXXXVII. 7 When troubled, I on thee will call,

thee, my God, and Saviour, 1 For thou wilt answer me.

1 By day and night address my cry: 8 Among the gods there's none like thee, 2 Vouchsafe my mournful voice to hear O Lord, alone divine !

To my distress incline thine ear. To thee as much inferior they,

3 For scas of trouble me invade, As are their works to thine.

My soul draws nigh to death's cold shades 9 Therefore their great Creator thee 14 Like one whose strength and hopes are The nations shall adore ;

They number me among the dead" (flecte Their long misguided prayers and praise 5 Like those wbo, shrouded in the grase, To thy bless d name restore.

From thee no more remembrance have; 10 All shall confess thee great, and great 6 Cast off from thy sustaining care, The wonders thou hast done;

Down to the confines of despair. Confess thee God, the God supreme, 7 Thy wrath has tard upon me lain, Confess thee God alone.

LAfflicting mo with restless pain;

Me all thy mountain waves have press'd, 18 Lord God of armies, who can boast Too weak, alas, to bear the least.

Of strength or power like thine re. 8 Remov'd from friends, I sigh alone,

nown'd? In a loath'd dungeon aid, where none of such a num'rous, faithful host, A visit will vouch safe to me,

As that which does thy throne sur. Confin'd, past hopes of liberty.

round? 9 My eyes from weeping never cease ; 9 Thou dost the lawless sea control, They waste, but still my griefs increase ;l And change the prospect of the deep; Yet daily, Lord, to thee I've pray'd, Thou mak'st the sleeping billows roll; With out-stretch'd bands invok'd thy Thou mak'st the rolling billow's sleep. aid.

10 Thou break'st in pieces Rahab's pride 10 Wilt thou by miracle revive

And lidst oppressing power disarm; The dead, whom thou forsook'st alive? Thy scatter'd foes have dearly try'd From death restore, thy praise to sing, l'he force of thy resistless arm. Whom thou from prison would'st not 11 In thee the sov'reign right remains bring ?

Of earth and heaven; thee. Lord, alone Il Shall the mute grave thy love confess? The world, and all that it contains, A mould'ring tomb thy faithfulness? Their Maker and Preserver own. 12 Thy truth and power renown obtain 12 The poles on which the globe does rest Where darkness and oblivion reign ? Were form'd by thy creating voice ; 13 To thee, O Lord, I cry forlom; Tabor and Hermon, east and west, My prayer prevents the early mom : In thy sustaining power rejoice. 14 Why hasi thou, Lord, my soul forsook, 13 Thy arm is mighty, strong thy hand, Nor once vouchsaf'd a gracious look? Yet, Lord, thou dost with justice reign; 15 Prevailing sorrows bear me down, 14 Possess'd of absolute command, Which from my youth with me have Thou truth and mercy dost maintain, grown;

115 Happy, thrice happy they, who hear Thy terrors past distract my mind,

Thy sacred trumpet's joyful sound; And fears of blacker days behind

Who may al festivals appear, 16 Thy wrath has burst upon my head, With thy most glorious presence Thy tertu fill my soul with dread;

crown'd, 17 Environ'd as with waves combin'd, 16 Thy saints shall always be o'erjoy'd, And for a gen'ral deluge join'd.

Who on thy sacred name rely;
18 My lovers, friends, familiars, all And, in thy righteousness employ'd,
Remov'd from sight, and out of call; Above their foes be rais'd on high.
To dark oblivion all retir'd,

17 For in thy strength they shall advance, Dead, or at least to me expir'd.

Whose conquests from thy favour PSALM LXXXIX.


18 The Lord of hosts is our defence, THY mercies, Lord, shall be my song; And Israel's God our Israel's King.

1 My song on them shall ever dwell: 19 Thus spak'st thou by thy Prophet's To ages yet unborn, my tongue

Vrce, Thy never-failing truth shall tell. "A migrity champion I will send ; 2 I have affirm'd, and still maintain, "From Judah's tribe have I made choice Thy mercy shall for ever last :

"Of one, who shall the rest defend. The truth, that does the heavens sustain, 20 " My servant David I have found,

Like them shall stand for ever fast. "With holy oil anointed him; 3 Thus spak'st thou hy thy prophet's 21 "Him shall the hand support that voice :

crown'd, « With David I a league have made ; "And guard, that gave the diadem. " To him, my servant, and my choice, 22 “ No prince from him shall tribute By solemn oath this grant convey'd :

force, 4 « While earth, and seas, and skies en- "No son of strife shall him annoy; dure,

23 “His spiteful foes I will disperse, « 'Thy seed shall in my sight remain ; "And them before his face destroy. " To them thy throne I will ensure, 24 " My truth and grace shall him sus. "They shall to endless ages reign.'

tain ; 5 for such stupendous truth and love. «His armies, in well-order'd ranks,

Both heaven and earth just praises owe, 25 “Shall conquer, from the Tyrisa By choirs of angels sung alove,

Main And by assembled saints below

« To Tigris and Euphrates' banks. 6 What seraph of celestial birth

26 « Me for his father he shall take, To vie with Israel's God shall dare ? " His God and rock of safety call; Or who among the gods of earth

27 « Him I my first-born son will make With our Almighty Lord compare? " And earthly kinge bis subjects ull. 7 With rev'rence and religious dread, 28 « To him my mercy I'll secure,

His saints should to his temple press ; " My cov'nant make for ever fast: His fear through all their hearts should 29 “ His seed for ever shall endure ; spread,

" His throne, till heaven dissolves, shal Who his Almighty game confess.



152 Yet thy just praises we'll proclaim, PART 11.

And ever sing, The Lord be blest, 30 “ But if his heirs my law forsake,

PSALM Xc. "And from my sacred precepts strayi 31 “ If they my righteous statules break,

LORD, the Saviour and defence “Nor strictly my commands obey :

Of us thy chosen race, 32 “Their sins I'll visit with a rod,

From age to age thou still hast been "And for their folly make them smart ; l.

| Our sure abiding-place. 33 “ Yet will not cease to be their God, '12 Before thou brought'st the mountains "Nor from my truth, like them, de

Or th' earth and world didst frame, part 34 - My cov'nant I will ne'er revoke, Thou always wast the mighty God, "But in remernbrance fast retain:

And ever art the same « The thing that once my lips have spoke

oka3 Thou tumest man, O Lord, to dust,

1 of which he first was made; "Shall in eternal force remain. 35 "Once I have sworn, but once for all. And when thou speak'st the word, Return "And made my holiness the tie,

"Tis instantly obey'd. « That I my grant will ne'er recall,

4 For in thy sight a thousand years " Nor to my servant David lie:

Are like a day that's past, 36 " Whose throne and race the constant/Or like a watch in dead of nicht. sun

Whose hours unminded waste. "Shall, like his course, establish'd see: 15 Thou sweep'st us off as with a flood, 37 “Of this my oath, thou conscious!. We vanish hence like dreams :

At first we grow like grass that feels moon, "In heaven my faithful witness be." 1. The sun's reviving beams : 38 Such was thy gracious promise, Lord:16 But howsoever fresh and fair

But thou hast now our tribes forsook, T.Its morning beauty shows; Thy owp Anointed hast abhorr'd,

'Tis all cut down and wither'd quite, And turn'd on him thy wrathful look. Before the ev'ning close. 39 Thou seemest to have render'd void 17.8 We by thine anger are consum'd,

The cov'nant with thy servant made: And by thy wrath dismay'd : Thou hast his dignity destroyd,

Our public crimes and secret sins And in the dust his honour laid.

Before thy sight are laid, 40 Of strong holds thou hast him bereft. 19 Beneath thy anger's sad effects And brought his bulwarks to decay;

Our drooping days we spend; 11 His frontier coasts desenceless left, ur unregarded years break off, A public scorn, and common prey.

Like tales that quickly end. 42 His ruin does glad triumphs yield"

10 Our term of time is seventy years, To foes, advanc'd by thee to might;

An age that few survive 43 Thou hast his conqu'ring sword un-But if, with more than common strength,

To eighty we arrive, His valour tum'd to shameful flight. Yet then our boasted strength decays, 44 His glory is to darkness fled,

To sorrow tum'd and pain;
His throne is leveil'd with the ground : So soon the slender thread is cut,
45 His youth to wretched bondage led, 1 And we no more remain.
With shame o'erwhelm'd and sorrow


11 But who thy anger's dread effects 46 How long shall we thy absence mourn ?! Does, as he ought, revere?

Wilt thou for ever, Lord, retire ? And yet thy wrath does fall or rise, Shall thy consuming anger bum,

As more or less we fear. Till that and we al once expire ? 12 So teach us, Lord, th' uncertain sum 47 Consider, Lord, how short a space Of our short days to mind,

'Thou dost for mortal life ordain That to true wisdom all our hearts No method to prolong the race.

May ever be inclin'd
But loading it with grief and pain. 13 O to thy servants, Lord, return,
48 What man is be that can control And speedily relent!
Death's strict unalterable doom?

As we forsake our sins, do thou
Or rescue from the grave his soul,

Revoke our punishment. The grave that dost mankind entomb ? 14 To satisfy and cheer our souls, 49 Lord, where's thy love, thy boundless Thy early merey send ; grace,

That we may all our days to come The oath to which thy truth did seal, In joy and comfort spend, Consign'd to David and his race,

15 Let happy times, with large amends, The grani which time shall ne'er repeal?! Dry up our former tears, 50 See how thy servants treated are Or equal at the least the term

With infamy, reproach and spite; Of our afflicted years. Which in my silent breast I bear,

16 To all thy servants, Lord, let this From nations of licentious might. Thy wondrous work be known, 5) How they, reproaching thy great name, And to our offspring yet unboru

Have made thy servant's hope their jest;} Thy glorious power be show,


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17 Let thy bright rays upon us shine, The thoughts of them shall make me glad, Give thou our work success;

And shout with cheerful voice. The glorious work we have in hand 5, 6 How wondrous are thy works, o Do thou vouchsafe to bless

How deep are thy decrees ! [Lord ! PSALM XCI.

Whose winding tracks, in secret lald, TV that has God his guardian made No stupid sinner sees. 11 Shall, under the Almighty's shade, 7 He little thinks, when wicked men, Secure and undisturb'd abide :

Like grass, look fresh and gay, 2 Thus to my soul of him I'll say, How soon their short-liv'd splendour He is my fortress and my stay.

For ever pass away.

(must My God, in whom I will confide. 8, 9 But thou, my God, art still most 3 His tender love and watchful care And all thy lofty foes,

(high ; Shall free thee from the fowler's snare, Who thought they might securely sin,

And from the noisome pestilence : Shall be o'erwhelm'd with woes. 4 He over thee his wings shalt spread, 10 Whilst thou exalt'st my sov'reign And cover thy unguarded head;

power, His truth shall be thy strong defence. And mak'st it largely spread: 5 No terrors that surprise by night |And with refreshing oil anoint'st Shall thy undaunted courage fright, My consecrated head.

Nur deadly shafts that ay by day; 11 I soon shall see my stubborn fues 6 Nor plague, of unknown rise, that kills To utter ruin brought; In darkness, nor infectious ills

And hear the dismal end of those That in the hottest season slay.

Who have against me fought. 7 A thousand at thy side shall die, 12 But righteous men, like fruitful palms, At thy right hand ten thousand lie,

Shall make a glorious show; While thy firm health untouch'd re. As cedars that on Lebanon mains;

In stately order grow. 9 Thou only shalt look on and see 113, 14 These, planted in the house of God, The wicked's dismal tragedy,

Within his courts shall thrive; And count the sinner's mournful gains. Their vigour and their lustre both 9 Because, with well-plac'd confidence, Shall in old age revive. Thou mak'st the Lord thy sure defence, 115 Thus will the Lord his justice show; And on the Highes. dost rely;

And God, my strong defence, 10 Therefore no ill shall thee befall, Shall due rewards to all the world Nor to thy healthful dwelling shall

Impartially dispense. Any infectious plagues draw nigh.

PSALM XCIII. !! For he throughout thy happy days, JO ITH glory clad, with strength ar. To keep thee safe in all thy ways,


ray'd, Shall give his angels strict commands: The Lord, that o'er all nature reigns, 12 And they, lest thou should'st chance The world's foundation strongly laid, to meet

And the vast fabric still sustains. With some rough stone to wound thy feet, 2 How surely 'stablish'd is thy throne,

Shall bear thee safely in their hands. Which shall no change nor period see! 13 Dragons and asps that thirst for blood, For thou, O Lord, and thou alone, And lions roaring for their food,

Art God from all elemnity! Beneath his conqu’ring feet shall lie: 3, 4 The floods, O Lord, lift up their * Because he lov'd and honour'd me,

voice, Therefore, says God, I'll set him free,

And toss the troubled waves on high; And fix his glorious throne on high.

But God abuve can still their noise, 15 He'll call l'll answer when he calls, and make the angry sea comply. And rescue bim when ill befalls;

15 Thy promise, Lord, is ever sure; Increase his honour and his wealth:

And they that in thy house would dwell, 16. And when, with disturb'd content, That happy station to secure, His long and happy life is spent,

Must still in holiness excel.
His end I'll crown with saving health.

TTOW good and pleasant must it be GOD, to whom revenge belong
To thank the Lord most high :

Thy vengeance now disclose; And with repeated hymns of praise Arise, thou Judge of all the earth, His name to magnily!

And crush thy haughty foes. 2 With every morning's early dawn 3, 4 How long, O Lord, shall sinful men His goodness to relate;

Their solemn triumphs make ? And of his constant truth, each night, How long their wicked actions boast, The glad effects repeat.

And insolently speak ? 3 To ten-string 'd instruments we'll sing, 5, 6 Not only they thy saints oppress, With tuneful psalt'ries join'd;

But, un provok'd, they spill And to the harp, with solema sounds, The widow's and the stranger's blood, For sacred use design'd.

And helpless orphans kill. 4 For through thy wondrous works, ol7** And yet the Lord shall ne'er perceive, Thou mak'st my heart rejoice; (Lord, Profanely thus they speak.


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