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Their slaughter'd bodies forth 1 threw, 25, 26 Thou suit'st, O Lord, thy right

Like loathsome dirt, that clogs the eous ways

ground. To various paths of human-kind;

PART VI. They who for mercy merit praise,

43 Our factious tribes, at strife till now With thee shall wondrous mercy find.

By God's appointment me obey ; Thou to the just shalt juslace show;

The heathen to my sceptre bow, The pure thy purity shall be :

And foreign nations own my sway. Such as perversely choose to go,

44 Remotest realms their homage send, Shall meet with due returns from thee. When my successful name they hear ; 27, 29 That he the humble soul will save, Strangers for my commands attend, And crush the haughty's beasted

Charm'd with respect, or aw'd by fear. might,

45 All to my summons tamely yield, In me the Lord an instance gave,

Or soon in battle are dismay'd; Whose darkness he has turn'd to light.

For stronger holds they quit the field, 29 On his firm succour I rely'a,

And still in strongest holds afraid. And did o'er num'rous foes prevail ;

46 Let the eternal Lord be prais'd, Nor fear'd, whilst he was on my side,

The rock on whose defence I rest! The best defended walls to seale.

To highest heavens his name be rais'd, 30 For God's design shall still succeed,

Who me with his salvation blest! His word will bear the utmost test;

47 "Tis God that still supports my right; He's a strong shield to all that need, His just revenge my foes pursues ; And on his sure protection rest.

"Tis he, that, with resistless might, 31 Who then deserves to be ador'd,

Fierce nations to my yoke subdues. But God, on whom my hupes depend ?

48 My universal safeguard he ! Or who, except the mighty Lord,

From whom my lasting honours flow; Can with resistless power defend ?

He made me great, and set me free

From my remorseless bloody foe. PART V.

49 Therefore, to celebrate his fame, 32, 33 Tis God that girds my armour My grateful voice to heaven I'll raise ;

And all my just designs fulfils ; [on, And nations, strangers to his name, Through him my feet can swiftly run, Shall thus be taught to sing his praise

And nimbly climb the steepest hills. 50 “God to his deliv'rance sends; 34 Lessons of war from him I take,

« Shows :

signal grace; And manly weapons learn to wielu ; * His mercy evermore extends Strong

bows of steel with ease I break, "To David and his promis'd race." Fore'd by my stronger arms to yield.

PSALM XIX. 35 The buckler of his suving health

THE heavens declare thy glory, Lord, Protects me from assanlting foes ; His hand sustains me suill; my wealth The firmament and stars express And greatness from his bounty flows.

Their great Creator's skin. 36 My gomgs he enlarg'd abroad. 2 The dawn of each returning day

Till then to narrow paths confin'd; Fresh beams of knowledge brings, And, when in slippery ways I trod, And from the dark relums of night

The method of my steps design d. Divine instruction springs. 37 Through him I num'rous hosts defeat, 3 Their powerful language to no realm

And flying squadrons captive take ; Or region is confind;
Nor from my fierce pursuit retreat, "Tis nature's voice, and understood
Till I a final conquest make.

Alike by all mankind. 38 Cover'd with wounds, in vain they try 4 Their doctrine does its sacred sense

Their vanquish'd heads again to rear; Through earth's extent display; Spite of their boasted strength, they lie Whose bright contents the circling sun

Beneath my feet, and grovel there. Does round the world convey. 39 God, when fresh armies take the field, 5 No bridegroom on his nuptial day Recruits my strength, my courage

Has such a cheerful face ; warms:

No giant does like him rejoice He makes my strong opposers yield, To run his glorious race. Subdued by my prevailing arms.

6 From east to west, from west to cast. 40 Through him the necks of prostrate His restless course he goes ; foes

And, through his progress, cheerful light My conqu'ring feet in triumph press; And vital warmth bestows. Aided by him, I 'root out those

PART II. Who hate and envy my success. 7 God's perfect law converts the soul; 41 With loud complaints all friends they Reclaims from false desires;

With sacred wisdom his sure word But none was able to defend ;

The ignorant inspires. At length to God for help they cry'd; 8 The statutes of the Lord are just, But God would no assistance lend.

And bring sincere delight 42 Like flying dust, which winds pursue, His pure commands in search of truth Their broken troops I scatter'd round Assist the feeblest sight.


9 His perfect worship here is fix'd, A crown of gold thou mad'st him wear, On sure fonndations laid;

And sell'st it firmly on. His equal laws are in the scales

4 He pray'd for life; and thou, O Lord Of truth and justice weigb'd;

Didst to his prayer attend. 10 or more esteem than golden mines, And graciously' to him afford Or gold refin'd with skill;

A life that ne'er shall end. More sweel than honey, or the drops 5 Thy sure defence through nations round That from the comb distil.

Has spread his glorious name: 11 My trusty counsellors they are, And his sucressful actions crown'd And friendly warnings give;

With majesty and fame Divine rewards attend on those

6 Eternal blessings thou bestow'st, Who by thy precepts live

And nak'st his joys increase : 12 But what frail man observes how oft Whilst thou to him unclouded slow'st He does from virtue fall?

The brightness of thy face.
O cleanse me from my secret faults,
Thou God that know's them all!

13 Lei no presumptuous sin, O Lord, 7 Because the king on God alone
Dominion have o'er me;

For timely aid relies ;
That, by thy grace preserval may His mercy still supports his throne,
The great transgression flee.

And all his wants supplies 14 So shall my prayer and praises be 8 But, righteous Lord, thy stubborn focs With thy acreptance blesi ;

Shall feel thy heavy hand; And I secure on thy defence,

Thy vengeful arm shall find out those My strength and Saviour, rest.

'i hat hate thy muld command PSALM XX

9 When thou against them dost engage, The Lord to thy me quest

atter:d, Thy just but dreadful doom

Shall, like a glowing oven's rage, The name of Jacob's God defend,

Their hopes and them consume. And grant thy arms sucress :

10 Nor shall thy furious anger cease 2 To aid thee from on high repair,

Or with their ruin end ; And strength from Sion give;

But root out all their guilty race, 3 Remember all thy offerings there,

And to their seed extend Thy sacrifice receive

11 For all their thoughts were set on ill, 4 To compass thy own heart's desire, Their hearts on ma lice bent; Thy counsels still direct;

But thou with watchful care didst su!! Make kindly all events conspire

The ill effects prevent. To bring them to effect.

12 While they their swift retreat shall 5 To thy salvation, Lord, for aid

To 'scape thy dreadful might, (maks We cheerfully repair,

Thy swifter arrows shail o'ertake, With banners in thy name display'd ; And gall them in their flight "The Lord accept thy prayer.

13 Thus, Lord, thy wondrous strength 6 Our hopes are fix'd that now the Lord, And thus exalt thy fame; (disclose, Our sov'reign will defend

Whilst we glad songs of praise composa From heaven resistless aid afford,

To thy Almighty name And to his prayer attend 7 Some trust in steeds for war design'd;

PSALM XXII. On chariots some rely

Y God, my God, why leav'st thoa Against them all we'll call to mind The power of God most high

0! why so far from me renov'd, 8 But from their steeds and chariots And from my lond complaint ? thrown,

2 All day, but all the day sheard, Behold them through the plain,

To thee do I complain, Dieorder'd, bruke, and trampled down, With cries implore relef all night, Whilst firm our troops remain.

But cry all night in tain 9 Still save us, Lord, and still proceed 3 Yet thou art still the righteous Judg. Our rightful cause to bless;

of innocence oppressid: Hear, King of heaven, in times of need, And therefore Israel's praises are The prayers that we address

of right to thee address d. PSALM XXI.

4,5 On thee our ancestors rely'd, THE THE king, O Lord, with songs of And thy deliv 'rance found : praise

With pious confidence they pray'd. Shall in thy strength rejoice;

And with success were crown'a With thy salvation crown'd, shall raise 6 But I am treated like a norm; To heaven his cheerful voice.

Like none of human birth; 2 For thou, whate'er his lips request, Not only by the great revil'd, Not only dost impart;

But made the rabble's mirth.
But hast, with thy acceptance, blest 7 With laughter all the gazing crowd
The wishes of his heart

My agonies survey
Thy goodness and thy tender care They shoot the lip, they shake the head,
Have all his bopes outgone;

And thus deriding say:

8 * In God he trusted, boasting oft

PART IV. " That he was heaven's delight;

25 Thus, in thy sacred courts, will I Let God come down to save him now,

My cheerful thanks express; “And own his favourite."

In presence of thy saints perform
PART 11.

The vows of my distress 9 Thou mad'st my teeming «nother's

26 The meek companions of my grief A living offspring bear ; [womb

Sball find my table spread; When but a suckling at the breast,

And all that seek the Lord shall be I was thy early care.

With joys immortal fed. 10 Thou, guardian-like, didst shield

27 Then shall the glad converted world from wrongs

To God their homage pay; My helpless infant days;

And scatter'd nations of the earth And since hast been my God, and guide,

One sov'reign Lord obey. Through life's bewilder'd ways. 28 'Tis his supreme prerogative 11 Withdraw not then so far from me,

O'er subject kings to reign; When trouble is so nigb ;

Tis just that he should rule the world, O send me help! thy help, on which Who does the world sustain I only can rely,

29 The rich, who are with plenty fed, 12 High-pamper'd bulls, a frowning From Basan's forest met, [herd,

His bounty must confess;

The sons of want, by him reliev'd,
With strength proportion'd to their rage,
Have me aroumd beset

Their gen'rous Patron bless.

With humble worship to his throne 13 They gape on me, and every mouth

They all for aid resort;
A yawning grave appears ;
The desert lion's

That power, which first their being savage roar

Can only them support. Less dreadful is than theirs.

[gave, 30, 31 Then shall a chosen spotless race, PART III.

Devoted to his name, 14 My blood like water's spilld, my

To their admiring heirs his truth,
Are rack'd and out of frame ; [joints

And glorious acts, proclaim.
My heart dissolves within my breast,
Like wax before the flame.

PSALM XXIII 15 My strength, like polter's earth, is

THE Lord himself, the mighty Lord, parchd; My tongue cleaves to my jaws;

The Shepherd, by whose constant care And to the silent shades of death

My wants are all supply'd. My fainting soul withdraws.

2 In tender grass he makes me feed, 16 Like blood-hounds, to surround me,

And gently there repose; they

Then leads me to cool shades, and where In pack'd assemblies meet

Refreshing water flows. They pierc'd my inoffensive bands;

3 He does my

wand'ring soul reclaim, They piere'd my harmless feet.

And, to his endless praise, 17 My body's rackd, till all my bones

Instruct with humble zeal to walk Distinctly may be told;

In his most righteous ways.

4 1 Yet such a spectacle of woe

pass the gloomy vale of death, As pastime they behold.

From fear and danger free; 18. As spoil, my garments they divide, For there his aiding rod and staff

Defend and comfort me. Lots for my vesture cast; 19 Therefore approach, O Lord, my

5 In presence of my spiteful foes strength,

He does my table spread; And to my succor haste.

He crowns my cup with cheerful wine, 20 From their sharp swords protect thou

With oil anoints my head Of all but life bereft;


6 Since God doth thus his wondrous love Nor let my darling in the power

Through all my life extend, Of cruel dogs be left

That life to him I will devote, 21 To save me from the lion's jaw's,

And in his temple spend, Thy present succour send;

PSALM XXIV. As once, from goring unicorns,

THE spacious earth is all the Lord's, Thou didst my life defend. 22 Then to my brethren I'll Jeclare The world, and they that dwell therein, The triumphs of thy name;

By sov'reign right are his. In presence of assembled saints 2 He fram'd and fix'd it on the seas. Thy glors thus proclaim:

And his Almighty hand, 23 Ye worshippers of Jacob's God, Upon inconstant foods, has made " All you of Israel's line,

The stable fabric stand “O praise the Lord, and to your praise 3 But for himself, this Lord of al Sincere obedience Join

One chosen seat design'd; 24 " He ne'er disdain'd on low distress O! who shall to that sacred hill To cast a gracious eye;.

Deserv'd admittance find ? (pure, # Nor turn'd from poverty his face, 4 The man, whose hands and heart are But hears its humble cry."

Whose thoughts from pride are free:

Who honest poverty prefers

And by his num'rous race the land To gainful perjury,

Successively possess'd. 5 This, this is he, on whom the Lord 14 For God to all his saints Shall shower his blessings down;

His secret will imparts, Whom God. his Saviour, shall vouch- And does his gracious cov'nant write With righteousness to crown [safe

In their obedient hearts. 6 Such is the race of saints, by whom

15 To him I lift my eyes, The sacred courts are trod;

And wait his timely aid, And such the proselytes that seek Who breaks the strong and treach'rous The face of Jacob's God.

Which for my feet was laid. (snare, 7 Erect your heads, eternal gates; 16 O! turn, and all my griefs, Unfold, to entertain

In merry, Lord, redress; The King of Glory: see! he comes For I am compass'd round with woes, With his celestial train.

And plung 'd in deep distress. 8 Who is the King of Glory? who? 17 The sorrows of my heart

Te Lord, for strength renown'd; To mighty sums increase ; In battle mighty o'er his foes

O! from this dark and dismal stato Etemal víctor crown'd.

My troubled soul release! 9 Erect your heads. ye gates ; unfold

18 Do thou, with tender eyes, In state to entertain

My sad affliction see; The King of Glory: see! he comes Acquit me. Lord, and from my guilt With all his shining train.

Entirely set me free. 10 Who is the King of Glory? who? 19 Consider, Lord, my roes, The Lord of hosts renown'd;

How vast their numbers grow! Of Glory he alone is King,

What lawless force and rage they use, Who is with glory crown'd.

What boundless hate they show!

20 Protect, and set my soul

From their fierce malice free;
I lift my heart and voice;

Nor let me be asham'd, who place
O! let me not be put to shame,

My steadfast trust in thee Nor let my foes rejoice.

21 Let all my righteous acts 3 Those who on thee rely,

To full perfection rise ; Let no disgrace attend;

Because my firm and constant hope De that the shameful lot of such

On thee alone relies As wilfully offend

22 To Israel's chosen race 4, 5 To me thy truth impart,

Continue ever kind;
And lead me in thy way;

And, in the midst of all their wants,
For thou art he that brings me help; Let them thy succour find
On thee I wait all day.

PSALM XXVI 6 Thy mercies and thy love,

O Lord, recall to mind; And graciously continue still,

Of righteousness have trod;

paths As thou wert ever, kind.

I cannot fail, who all my trust 7 Let all my youthful crimes

Repose on thee, my God, Be blotted out by thee;

2, 3 Search thou my heart, whose innoAnd, for thy wondrous goodness' sake, Will shine the more 'tis tryd; (cence mercy think on me.

For I have kept thy grace in view, 9 His mercy, and his truth,

And made thy truth my guide. The righteous Lord displays,

4 I never for companions took In bringing wand'ring sinners home, The idle or profane; And teaching them his ways.

No hypocrite, with all his arts, 9 He those in justice guides,

Could e'er


friendship gain Who his direction seek;

5 I hate the busy plotting rew, And in his sacred pathe shall lead

Who make distracted times; The humble and the meek.

And shun their wieked enmpany, 10 Through all the ways of God

As I avoid their crimes Both truth and mercy shine,

6 I'll wash my hands in innocence, "To such as, with religious hearts,

And bring a heart su pure,
To his blest will incline.

That when thy altar I approach,

My welcome shall secure. 11 Since mercy is the grace,

7,8 My thanks I'll publish there, and tell That most exalts thy lame,

How thy renown excels; Forgive my heinous sin, O Lord, That seat affords me most delight, And so advance thy name.

In which thy honour duells 12 Whoe'er, with humble fear,

9 Pass not on me the sinner's doom, To God his duty pays,

Who murder make their trade; Shall find the Lord a faithful guide, 10 Who others' rights. by secret bribes In all his righteous ways.

Or open force, invade. 13 His quiet soul with peace

d] But I will walk in paths of truth, Shall be for ever bless'd;

And innocence pursue ;


Protect me, therefore, and to me

2 Regard my suppiication, Lord, Thy mercies, Lord, renew.

The cries that I repeat, 12 In spite of all assaulting foes, With weeping eyes, and lifted hands, I still maintain my ground,

Before thy mercy-seat.
And shall survive among thy saints, 3 Let me escape the sinners' doom,
Thy praises to resound.

Who make a trade of ill,

And ever speak the person fair,
WHOM should I fear, since God to

Whose blood they mean to spill.
Is saving health and light ? [me

4 According to their crimes extent, Since strongly he my life supports,

Let justice have its course;

Relentless be to them, as they What can my soul a ffright) 2 With fierce intent my flesh to lear,

Have sinned without remorse. When toes beset me round,

5 Since they the works of God despise

Nor will his grace adore ;
They stumbled, and their haughty crests
Were made to strike the ground.

His wrath shall utterly destroy, 3 Through him my heart, undaunted.

And build them up no more. With mighty hosts to cope ; (dares

6 But I, with due acknowledgment, Through him, in doubtful straits of war, His praises will resound, For good success 1 hope

From whom the cries of my distress 4 Henceforth, within his house to dwell A gracious answer found I eamestly desire ;

7 My heart its confidence repos'd His wondrous beauty there to view,

In God, my strength and shield; And of his will inquire.

In him I trusted, and reture'd 5 For there 1 may with comfort rest, Priumphant from the field In times of deep distress;

As he hath made my joys complete, And safe, as on a rock, abide

'Tis just that I should raise

The cheerful tribute of my thanks, In that secure recess 6 Whilst God o'er all ny haughty foes

And thus resound his praise My lofty head shall raise ;

8. His aiding power supports the troops, And I my joyful tribute bring,

** That my just cause maintain With grateful songs of praise

'Twas he advanc'd me to the throne ;

'Tis he secures my reign." PART II

9 Preserve thy chosen, and proceed 7 Continue, Lord, lo hear my voice,

Thine heritage to bless; Whene er to thee I cry ;

With plenty prosper them, in peace; In mercy my complaints receive,

In battle, with success Nor my request deny.

PSALM XXIX 8 When us to seek thy glorious face Thou kindly dost advise,

YE princes that in mighe excel, " Thy glorious face I'll always seek,”

grateful sacrifice prepare ; My grateful heart replies

God's glorious actiona loudly tell. 9 Then hide not thou thy face, O Lord,

His wondrous power to all deelare.

2 To his great name fresh altars raise Nor me in wrath reject;

Devoutly due respect afford; My God and Saviour, leave not him Him in his holy temple praise, Thou didst so oft protect.

Where he's with solemn state ador'd. 10 Though all my friends, and kindred

3 "Tis he that, with amazing noise, Their helpless charge forsake, [too,

The wat'ry clouds in sunder breaks ; Yet thou, whose love excels them all.

The ocean trembles at his voice, Wilt care and pity

When he from heaven in thunder 11 Instruct me in thy paths, O Lord,

speaks. My ways directly guide ;

4, 5 How full of power his voice appears! Lest en vious men, who watch my steps, With what majestic terror crown'd! Should see me tread aside.

Which from their roots tall cedars tears, 12 Lord, disappoint my cruel foes ; And strews their scatter'd branches

Defeat their ill desire,
Whose lying lips, and bloody hands.

6 They, and the hills on which theygrow, Against my peace conspire.

Are sometimes hurry'd far away; 13 Y trusted that my future life

And leap, like hinds that bounding go, Should with thy love be crown'd ; Or unicorns in youthful play Or else my fainting soul had sunk, 7,8 When God in thunder loudly speaks, With sorrow compass'd round

And scatter'd fames of lightning sends, 14 God's time with patient faith expect, The forest nods, the desert quakes, Who will inspire thy breast

And stubborn Kadesh lowly bends. With inward strength : do thou thy part, 9 He makes the hinds to cast their young, And leave to him the rest.

And lays the beasts' dark coverts bere; PSALM XXVIII

While those that to his courts belong, O , Securely sing his praises there.

In sighs consume my breath ; 10, 11 God rules the angry floods on O! answer, or 1 shall become

high ; Like those that sleep in death,

His boundless sway shall never cease ;



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