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"Nor my notice of our deeds
The strength of hilis that reach the skice, “ The God of Jacob take."
Subjected to his empire lies. 8 At length, ye stupid fools, your wants 5 The rolling ocean's vast abyss, Endeavour to discern:
By the same sovereign right is his; In forly will you still proceed,
Tis mov'd by his Almighty hand, And wisdoin never learn ?
That form'd and fix'd the solid land 9, 10 Can be be deaf who form'd the ear 26 let us to his courts repair,
Or blind, who fram'd the eye ? And bow with adoration there; Shall earth's great Judge not punish those Down on our knees devoutly all Who his known will defy ?
Before the Lord, our Maker, fall 11 He fathoms all the thoughts of men ; 17 For he's our God, our Shepherd he, To him their hearts lie bare ;
His Aock and pasture sheep are we a
To-day if you his voice will hcar,
18 Let not your harden's hearts renew 12 Bless' is the man, whom thou, O Your fathers' crimes and judgments too;
In kindness dost chastise ; (Lord, Nor here provoke my wrath, as they And by thy sacred rules to walk
In desert plains of Meribah. (mor'd, Dost lovingly advise.
9 When through the wilderness they 13 This man shall rest and safety find And me with fresh temptations pror'd, In seasons of distress;
They still, through unbelief, rebelld Whilst God prepares a pit for those Whilst they my wondrous works beheld. That stubbomly transgress.
10 They forty years my patience gries'd, 14 For God will never from his saints Though daily I their wants reliev'd. His favour wholly take;
Then... 'Tis a faithless race, I said, His own possession and his lot
Whose heart from me has always stray'd. He will not quite forsake.
11 They ne'er will tread my righteota 15 The world shall then confess thee just In all that thou hast done;
Therefore to them, an settled wrath, And those that choose thy upright ways, Since they despis'd my rest, I sware, Shall in those paths go on.
That they should never enter there. 16 Who will appear in my behalf,
PSALM XCVI. When wicked men invade ?
SING to the Lord a new-made song Or who, when sinners would oppress, N Let earth in one assembled throng My righteous cause shall plead ?
Her common Patron's praise resound: 17, 18, 19 Long since had l in silence 2 Sing to the Lord, and bless bis name,
But that the Lord was near, (slept, From day to day his praise proclaim, To stay me when I slipt; when sad, Who us has with salvation crown'd: My troubled heart to cheer.
3 To heathen lands his fame rehearse, 20 Wilt thou who art nost just, His wonders to the universe Their sinful throne sustan,
He's great and greatly to be praisid, Who make the law a fair pretence In majesty and glory rais'd Their wicked ends to gain ?
| Above all other deities 21 Against the lives of righteous men 15 For pageantry and idols all They form their close design
Are they, whom gods the beathen call; And blood of innocents to spill
He only rules, who made the skies: In solemn league combine.
6 With majesty and honour crown'd, 22 But my defence is firmly placed Beauty and strength his throne surround In God, the Lord most high :
17 Be therefore both to him restor'd He is my rock, to which I may
By you, who have false gods ador'd; For refuge always fly
Ascribe due honour to his name: 23 The Lord shall cause their ill designs 18 Peace-off rings on his altar lay, On their own heads to fall :
Before his throne your homage pay, He in their sins shall cut them off,
Which he, and he alone, can claim. Our God shall slay them all.
19 To worship at his sacred court,
Let all the trembling world resort.
Loud thanks to our Almighty King : Whose power the universe sustains,
And heavenly mirth let earth express; To thank him for his favours past;
lus loud applause the ocean rour To him address, in joyful songs, Its mute inhabitants rejoice, The praise that to his name belongs. And for this triumph find a voice. 3 For God the Lord, enthron'd in state, 12 For joy let fertile valleys sing, Is with unrivall'd glory, great :
The cheerful groves their tribute bring A King superior far to all
The luneful choir of birds awake, Whom gods the heathen falsely call. 13 The Lord's approach to celebrate 4 The depths of earth are in his hand, Who now sets out with awful state, Her secret wealth at his command; His circuit through the earth to take:
word and doom.
From heaven to judge the world he's, 6 The trumpet and shrill comet's sound
Before th' Almighty King With justice to reward and doom.
17 Let the loud ocean roar her joy
With all the seas contain ;
The earth, and her inhabitants,
In his just government rejoice; 9 With joy let riv'lets swell to streams Let all the isles with sacred mirth, | To spreading torrents they ;
In his applause unite their voice. And echoing vales from hill to hill 2 Darkness and clouds of awful shade | Redoubled shouts convey ;
His dazzling glory shroud in state ; 9 To welcome down the world's great Justice and truth his guards are made,
Judge, And fix'd by his pavilion wait,
Who does with justice come, 3 Devouring fire before his face, And with impartial equity,
His foes around with vengeance struck; Both to reward and doom. 4 His lightning set the world on blaze;
PSALM XCIX. Earth saw it and with terror shook. 5 The proudest hills his presence felt,
TEHOVAH reigns ; let therefore all Their beight nor strength could help. The guilty nations quake : afford;
On Cherubs' wings he sits enthron'd; The proudest hills like wax did melt Let earth's foundations shake. In presence of th' Almighty Lord.
2 On Sion's hill he keeps his court, 6 The heavens, his righteousness to show, la
1 His palace makes her towers; With storms of fire our foes pursu'd, Yet thence his sovereignty extends And all the trembling world below
Supreme o'er earthly powers. Have his descending glory view'd. 13 Let therefore all with praise address 7 Confounded be their impious host,
His great and dreadful name; Who make the pods to whom they pray: And, with his unresisted might, All who of pageant idols boast :
His holiness proclaim To him, ye gods, your worship pay
4 For truth and justice, in his reign, 8 Glad Sion of thy triumph heard,
Of strength and power take place ; And Judah's daughters were o'erjoy'd : 1 His judgments are with righteousness Because thy righteous judgments, Lord,1. Dispens'd to Jacob's race.
Have pagan pride and power destroy'd. 15 Therefore exalt the Lord our God 9 For thou, o God, art seated high
Before his footstool fall; Above earth's potentates enthron'd: And, with his unresisted migh. Thou, Lord, unrivall'd in the sky,
His holiness extol. Supreme by all the gods art own'd.
6 Moses and Aaron thus of old 10 Ye who to serve this Lord aspire,
| Among his priests ador'd; Abhor what's ill, and truth esteem;
Among his prophets Samuel thus He'll keep his servants' souls entire,
His sacred name implor'd. And them from wicked hands redeem.
Distress'd, upon the Lord they callid, 11 For seeds are sown of glorious light,
Who ne'er their suit deny'd ;
But, as with rev'rence they implor'd,
17 For with their camp, to guide their 12 Rejoice, ye righteous, in the Lord;
| The cloudy pillar mov'd; (march, Memorials of his holiness
They kept his law, and to his will Deep in your faithful breasts record,
Obedient servants prov'd. And with your thankful tongues confess.
fess. 18 He answer'd them, forgiving oft
His people for their sake;
And those who rashly them Oppos'd,
Did sad examples make. Who wondrous things has done ;
19 With worship at his sacred courts With his right hand and holy arm
Exalt our God and Lord; The conquest he has won.
For he, who only holy is, 2 The Lord has through the astonish'al Alone should be ador'd. Display'd his saving might, (world
PSALM C. And made his righteous acts appear W ITH one consent, let all the earth In all the heathen's sight.
V To God their cheerful voices raise; 3 or Israel's bouise his love and truth Glad homage pay, with awful mirth, Have ever mindful been ;
And sing before him songs of praise : Wide earth's remotest parts the power 3 Convinc'd that he is God alone, Or Israel's God have seen.
| From whom both we and all proceed ; 4 Let therefore earth's inhabitants We, whom he chooses for his own, Their cheerful voices raise ;
The flock that he vouchsafes to feed. And all, with universal joy,
4 O enter then his temple gate, Resound their Maker's praise.
Thence to his courts devoutly press. 5 With harp and hymn's soft melody, And still your grateful hymns repeat, Into the concert bring
And still his name with praises bleu
5 For he's the Lord supremely good, 10 Because on me with double weight His merey is for ever sure ;
Thy heavy wrath doth lie;
Didst lift me up on high.
11 My days, just hast ning to their end, n F mercy's never failing spring, Are like an evening shade ;
And steadfast judgment, I will sing; My beauty does like wither'd grass, And since they both to thee belong, With waning lustre fade. To thee, O Lord, address my song. 12 But thy eternal state, O Lord, 2 When, Lord, thou shalt with me reside, No length of time shall waste; Wise discipline my reign shall guide; The mem'ry of thy wondrous works With blameless life myself I'll make From age to age shall last. A pattern for my court to take.
13 Thou shalt arise, and Sion view 3 No ill design will I pursue,
With an unclouded face ; Nor those my fav'rites make that do: For now her time is come, thy own 4 Who to reproof has no regard,
Appointed day of grace. Him will I totally discard.
114 Her scatter'd ruins by thy saints 5 The private slanderer shall be
With pity are survey'd ;
15, 16 The name and glory of the Lord 6 But honesty, call'd from her cell, All heathen kings shall fear; In splendour at my court shall dwell : When he shall Sion build again, Who virtue's practice make their care, And in full state appear. Sball have the first preferments there. 17, 18 When he regards the poor's res 7 No politics shall recommend His country's fne to be my friend : Nor slights their earnest prayer; None e'er Shall to my favour rise, Our sons, for their recorded grace, By Aattring or malicious lies.
Shall his just praise declare. 8 All those who wicked courses take, 19 For God, from bis abode on high, An early sacrifice I'll make ;
His gracious bearns display'd ; Cut off, destroy, till none remain
The Lord, from heaven, his lofty throne, God's holy city to profane.
Hath all the earth survey'd.
20 He listend to the captives' moans,
The wretches doom'd to die. Let my sad cry ascend.
21 That they in Sion, where he dwells, 2 O hide not thou thy glorious face Might celebrate his fame, In times of deep distress;
And through the holy city sing Incline thine ear, and when I call,
Loud praises to his name: My sorrows soon redress.
22 When all the tribes assembling there, 3 Each cloudy portion of my life,
Their solemn vows address, Like scatter'd smoke expires;
And neighb'ring lands, with glad consent, My shrivellid bones are like a hearth The Lord their God confess. Parch'd with continual fires.
23 But e'er my race is run, my strength 4 My heart, like grass that feels the blast Through his fierce wrath decays; Of some infectious wind.
He has, when all my wishes bloom'd, Does languish so with grief, that scarce Cut short my hopeful days. My needful food I mind.
24 Lord, end not thou my life, said I, 5 By reason of my sad estate
When half is scarcely past; I spend my breath in groans;
Thy years, from worldly changes free, My fiesh is woru a way, my skin
To endiess ages last. Scarce hides my starting bones. 25 The strong foundations of the earth 6 l'm like a pelican become,
Of old by thee were laid : That does in deserts mourn ;
Thy hands the beauteous arch of heaven Orlike an owl that sits all day
With wondrous skill have made. Ou barren trees forlorn.
26. 27 Whilst thou for ever shait endure, 7 In watchings, or in restless dreams, They soon shall pass a way; The night by me is spent,
And, like a garment oflen worn, As sy those solitary birds,
Shall tarnish and decay. That lonesome roofs frequent.
Like that, when thou ordain'st their 8 All day by railing foes I'm made
change, The subject of their scorn ;
To thy command they bend; Who all, possess'd with furious rage, But thou continu'st still the sane, Have my destruction sworn.
Nor have thy years an end. 9 When grov'ling on the ground I lie, 28 Thou to the children of thy saints Oppress'd with grief and fears,
Shall lasting quiet give;
Shall in the presence live
Heaven's curtains stretch beyond the Y soul, inspir'd with sacred love.
globe, W God's holy name for ever bless; Thy canopy of state to make. Of all his favours mindful prove, 3 God builds on liquid air, and forms
And still thy grateful thanks express. His palace chambers in the skies; 3, 4 'Tis he that all thy sins forgives, The clouds his chariots are, and storms
And after sickness makes the sound ; | The swift-wing'd steeds with which lie From danger he thy life retrieves,
flies. By him with grace and mercy crown'd. 4 As bright as flame, as swift as wind, 5, 6 He with good things thy mouth sup. His ministers heaven's palace fill, plies,
To have their sendiry tasks assign'd, Thy vigour, eagle-like, renews ; | All proud to serve their Sov'reign's will He, when the guiltless suff'rer cries, 5, 6 Earth on her centre fix'd, he set,
His foe with just revenge pursues. Her face with waters overspread; 7 God made of old his righteous ways Nor proudest mountains dared as yet
To Moses and our fathers known; To lift above the waves their head. His works, to his eternal praise, 17 But when thy awful face appear'd,
Were to the sons of Jacob shown. | Tb' insulting waves dispers'd; they 8 The Lord abounds with tender love,
fled, And unexampled acts of grace ; When once thy thunder's voice they His waken'd wrath doth slowly move,
heard, His willing mercy flies apace.
And by their haste confess'd their dread. 9, 10 God will not always harshly chide, 8 Thence up by secret tracts they creep,
But with his anger quickly part; And, gushing from the mountain's side, And loves his punishments to guide Through valleys travel to the deep
More by his love than our desert. Appointed to receive their tide. 11 As high as heaven its arch extends 9 There hast thou fix'd the ocean's Above this little spot of clay.
bounds, So much his boundless love transcends The threat'ning surges to repel;
The small respects that we can pay. That they no more o'erpass their mounds, 12, 13 As far as 'tis from east to west, Nor to a second dejuge swell. So far has be our sins remov'd;
d. 10 Yet thence in smaller parties drawn, 14, 15 For God, who all our frame sur
ral The sea recovers ber lost hills;
And starting springs from every lawn veys, Considers that we are but clay ;
| Surprise the vales with plenteous rills. How fresh soe'er we seem, our days
11 The field's tame beasts are thither led, Like grass or flowers must fade away.. Weary with labour, faint with drought:
. 16, 17 Whilst they are nipt with sudden And asses on wild mountains bred blasts,
Have sense to find these currents out. Nor can we find their former place;
12 Their shady trees from scorching
beams God's faithful mercy ever lasts, To those that fear him, and their race.
Yield shelter to the feather'd throng;
* They drink, and to the bounteous streams 18 This shall attend on such as still
Return the tribute of their song. Proceed in his appointed way;
13 His rains from heaven parch'd hills And who not only know his will, But to it just obedience pay.
That soon transmit the liquid store, 19, 20 The Lord, the universal King,
Till earth is burden'd with her fruit, In heaven has fix'd his lofty throne :
And nature's lap can hold no more. To him, ye angels, praises sing,
ser is 14 Grass, for our cattle to devour, In whose great strength his power is 14
He makes the growth of every field : shown. Ye that his just commands obey,
Herbs, for man's use, of various power And hear and do his sacred will,
That either food or physic yield. 21 Ye hosts of his, this tribute pay,
15 With cluster'd grapes he crowns the
vine, Who still what he ordains full, 22 Let every creature jointly bless
To cheer man's heart, oppress 'd with
cares; The mighty Lord; and thou, my heart,
"Gives oil, that makes his face to shine, With grateful joy thy thanks express, And in this concert bear thy part.
And corn, that wasted strength repairs
16 The trees of God, without the care DLESS God, my soul : thou, Lord, Or art of man, with sap are fed : B alone
The mountain-cedar looks as fair Possessest empire without bounds; As those in royal gardens bred. With honour thou art crown'd, thy throne 17 Safe in the lofty cedar's arms Eternal majesty surrounds.
| The wand'rers of the air may rest; 2 With light thou dost thyself enrobe, The hospitable pine from harms And glory for a garment take i
Protects the stork, her pious guest,
18 Wild goats the cragry rock ascend, I
RENDER thanks, and blest the Where feebler creatures refuge take.
Lord; 19 The moon's inconstant aspect shows Invoke his sacred name;
Th' appointed seasons of the year; Acquaint the nations with his deeds, Th' instructed sun his duty knows, His matchless deeds proclaim.
His hours to rise and disappear 12 Sing to his praise in lofty hymns; 20, 21 Darkness he makes the earth to His wondrous works rehearse ; shroud,
Make them the theme of your discourse, When forest beasts securely stray: 1 And subject of your verse. Young lions roar their wants aloud 3 Rejoice in his Almighty name,
To Providence, that sends them prey. | Alone to be ador'd 22 They range all night, on slaughter and let their hearts o'erflow with joy bent,
That humbly seek the Lord. Till summon'd by the rising morn, 14 Seek ye the Lord, his saving strength To skulk in dens, with one consent Devoutly still implore;
The conscious ravagers return. And, where he's ever present, seek 23 Forth to the tillage of his soil
His face for evermore. The husbandman securely goes, 5 The wonders that his hands have Commencing with the sun his toil,
wrought With him returns to his repose. 1 Keep thankfully in mind; 24 How various, Lord, thy' works are the righteous statutes of his mouth, founa;
1 And laws to us assign'd. For which thy wisdom we adore ! 6 Know ye, his servant Abra'm's seed, The earth is with thy treasure crown'd, And Jacob's chosen race; Till nature's hand can grasp no more. 17 He's still our God, his judgments still PART IVS
Throughout the earth take place. 25 But still the vast unfathom'd main, His cov'nant he hath kept in mind
Of wonders a new scene supplies. For num'rous ages past,
In equal force shall last. 26 Full-freighted ships from every port 9 First sign'd to Abra 'm, next by oath
There cut their unmolested way; To Isaac made secure ; Leviathan, whom there lo sport
10 Tn Jacob, and his heirs a law, Thou mad'st, has compass there to play. For ever to endure: 27 These various troops of sea and land 11 That Canaan's land should be their lot,
In sense of common want agree ; When yet but few they were ; All wait on thy dispensing hand,
12 But few in number, and those few And have their daily alms from thee. All friendless strangers there. 28 They gather what thy stores disperse, 13 In pilgrimage, from realm to realm,
Without their trouole to provide; Securely they remov'd; Thou op'st thy hand, the universe, 114 Whilst proudest monarchs, for their The craving world, is all supply'd.
sakes 29 Thou for a moment hid'st thy face, Severels he reprov'd.
The num'ruus ranks of creatures mourn; 15 " These mine anointed are," said he ; Thou tak'st their breath, all nature's race " Let none my servants wrong;
Forthwith to mother earth relurn. Nor treat the poorest prophet ill. 30 Again thou send'st thy spirit forth That does to me belong."
T' inspire the mass with vital seed; 16 A dearth at last, by his command, Nature's restor'd, and parent earth Did through the land prevail ;
Smiles on her new-created breed. Till com, the chief support of life, 31 Thus through successive ages stands Sustaining corn, did fail.
Firm fix'd thy providential care; 17 But his indulgent providence Pleas'd with the work of thy own hands, Had pious Joseph sent,
Thou dost the waste of time repair Sold into Egypt, but their death, 32 One look of thine, one wrathful look, Who sold him, to prevent.
Earth's panting breast with terror fills; 18 His feet with heavy chains were One touch from thee, with clouds of
With calumny his fame; In darkness shrouds the proudest hills. (19 Till God's appointed time and word 33 In praising God, while he prolongs To his deliv'rance came.
My breath, I will that breath employ: 20 The king his sovereign order sent, 34 And join devotion to my songs, And rescu'd him with speed; Sincere, as in him is my joy.
Whom private malice had confin'd, 35 While sinners from earth's face are The people's ruler freed hurl'd
21 His court, revenues, realms, were all My soul, praise thou his holy name, Subjected to his will; Till with my song the list'ning world 22 His greatest princes to control,
Join concert, and his praise proclaim. And teach his statesmen skill.