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Till, with wide gates, the royal court In Sion, on whose happy mount
His sacred throne is rais d. 16, Thou, in thy royal Father's room, 2 Her Lowers, the joy of all the earth, Must princely sons expect;
With beauteous prospect nise; Whom thou to dift"rent realms may'st On her north side th' Almighty King's
To govern and protect : (send, Imperial city lies.
His presence is her guard
And of success despair'd.
5 They view 'd her walls, adınir'a, and MOD is our refuge in distress;
With grief and terror struck ; Aed,
6 Like women, whom the sudden pang A present help when dangers press;
Of travail had o'ertook In him, undatinted, we'll contide;
7 No wretched crew of mariners 2,3 Though earth were from her centre And mountains in the ocean lost, stost, Appear like them forlorn,
When fleets from Tarshish' wenithy coasts Torn piece-meal by the roaring tide.
By eastern winds are torn. 4 A gentler stream with gladness still
8 In Sion we have seen perform'd The city of our Lord shall fill,
A work that was foretold, The royal seat of God most high : 5 God dwells in Sion. whose fair towers In pledge that God, for times to come, Shall mock th' assaults of earthly powers, 9 Not in our fortresses and walls
His city will uphold While his Almighty aid is nigh. 6 In tuinults when the heatlien ragd,
Did we, O God, confide; And kingdoms war against us wag'd,
But on the temple fix'd our hopes, H: thunder'd, and dispers' their
In which thou dost reside.
10 According to thy Sov'reign mame, powers : 7 The Lord of hosts conducts our arms, Thy powerful arm, as justice guides,
Thy praise through earth extends; Our tower of refuge in alarms, Our fathers' Guardian God and ours.
Chastises or defends. 8 Cone, see the wonders he hath 11 Let Sion's mount with joy resound; wrought,
Her daughters all be taught On earth what desolation brought;
In songs his judgments to extol,
Who this delivrance wrought. How he has calm'd the jarring world : 9 He broke the warlike spear and bow; 12 Compass her walls in solemn pomp; With them their thund'ring chariots 100
Your eyes quite round her cast; Into devouring flames were hurl'd.
Count all her towers, and see if there 10 Submit to God's Almighty sway i
You find one stone displac'd. For him the heathen shall obey,
13 Her forts and places survey; And earth her Sov’reign Lord confess: That, with assurance, to your heirs
Observe their order well : 11 The God of hosts conducts our arms,
His wonders you may tell
14 This God is ours, and will be ours,
Whilst we in him confide;
Who, as he has preserv'd us now,
Till death will be our guide.
ET all the list'umg world attend, 3, 4 He shall opposing nations quell, Shail fix the place where we must clwell, Let high and low, and rich and poor,
With joint consent give ear. The pride of Jacob, his delight. 5, 6 God is gone up, our Lord and King, Stall good advice impart;
3 My mouth, with sacred wisdom flll, With shouts of joy, and trunipels' The sound result of prudent thoughts,
sound, To him repeated praises sing,
Digested in my heart
4 To parables of weighty sense And let the cheerful song rebound.
I will my ear incime; 7, 8 Your utmost skill in praise be shown, whilst to ny tuneful harp! sing For hiir who all the world commands,
Dark words of deep design Who sits upon his righteous throne, 5 Why should my courage tail in times And spreads his sway o'er heathen lands
Or danger and of doubt. 9 Our chiefs and tribes that far from hence
When sinners, that would me supplant, To serve the God of Abram came,
Have compass d me about ? Found him their constant sure defence :
6 Those men, that all their hope and trus How great and glorious is his name !
In heaps of treasure place,
And boast in triumph, when they sce
Their ill-got wealth increase,
Their dearest friend lu free;
Nor can, by force of bribes, reverse And off'rings bring with constan. care : Th' Almighty Lord's decree.
The heavens bis iustire shall declare ; 8, 9 Their vain endeavours they must For God himself sha!! sentence give.
The price is hell tou high ; [quit: 7, 8 Attend, my people Israel, hear;
Thy God, thy only God am 1: 10 Nie wisdom can the wise exempt,
'Tis not of off'rings I complain, Nor fools their folly save;
Which, daily in my temple slain, But beth must perish, and in death My sacred altar did supply. Their wealth to others leave.
9 Will this alone atonement make ? 11 For though they think their stately No bullock froni thy stall I'll take, Shall ne'er to run fall,
seats Nor he-goat from thy fold accept : Eut their remembrance last in lands 10 Thie furcs: beasts, that range alone, Which by their names they call;
The cattle too are all my own, 12 Yet shail their fame be soon forgot, That on a thousand hills are kept. How great sve'er their state;
11 I know the fowis, that build their nesis With beasts their memory, and they, In cruggy rocks and savage beasts, Shall share one common fate.
That loosely haunt the open fields: PART 11
12 1t seiz'd with hunger I could be, 13 How great their folly is, who thus I neell not seek relief from thee, Absurd conclusions make!
Since the world's mine, and all it And yet their children, noreclaim'd,
yields Refeat the gross mistake
13 Think'st thou that I have any need 14 They all, like sheep to slaughter led, On slaughter'd bulls and goats to feed, The prey of leath are niade;
To eat their resh and drink their bloodi Their beauty, while the just rejoice, 14 The sacrifices I require, Within the grave shall facle.
Ale bearts which love and ceal inspire, 15 But God will yet redeem my soul; And vous with strictest care made good And from the greedy grave
15 lu time of trouble all on me, His greater power shall set me free, And I will set the safe and free; And to himself receive
And thou retumis of praise shalt make 16 Then fear not thou, when worldly men 16 But to the wicked thus saith God In envy'd wealth abound;
How dar'st thou teach my law's abroad, Nor though their prosp'rous house in. Or in thy mouth my covnant take ? crease,
17 For stubborn thou. confirm'll in sin, With state and honour crown'd. Hast proot against instruction been, 17 For when they're summon'd hence by And of my word didse iglitly speak:
They leave all thus behind ; (death, 18 When thou a subtle thief didsi see, No shadow of their former pomp Thou gladly with him dist agree, Within the grave they find :
And with arlult'rers didst partake. 18 And yet they thought their state was 19 Vile slander is thy chief delight;
Thy tongue, by envy mov'd, and spite, Caught in the Halt'rer's snare, Who with their vanity comply'd,
20 Thou dost with hauetan sonra
wound And prais d their worldly care. Thy brother, and with lies confound 19 In their forefathers' steps they tread; The offspring of thy mother's bed.
And when like them they die, 21 These things didst thou, whom still ! Their wretched ancestors and they
strove In endless darkness lie.
To gain with silence, and with love, 20 For man, how great soe'er his state, Till thou didst wickedly surmise, Unless he's truly ise,
That I was such a one as thou; As like a sensual beast he lives,
But I'll reprove and shame thee now, So like a beaut ht dies
And set thy sins before thine eyes.
22 Mark this, ye wicked fools, lest I Two sent this summons abroad, THE Lord liath Guske, the mighty God Let all my bolts of vengeance fly,
Whilst none shall dace your cause to From dawning light, till day declines : The list ning ea th his voice hath beard, 23 Who praises me, due honour gives; And be from Sion liath uppearid,
And to the man that justly lives, Where beauty in perfection shines. My strong salvation shall be shown. 3, 4 Our God shall come, and keep no
As thou wert ever kind;
2, 3 Wash off my foul offence, 5.6 Assemble all my saints to me, And cleanse me from my sin; (Thus runs the great divme decree) For 1 confess my crime, and see
That in my lasting cov'nant live, How great my guilt has beelde
4 Against thee, Lord, alone,
And, sharper than a razor set, And only in thy sight,
It wounds with treach'rous les Have I transgress'd; and, though con- 3, 4 Thy thoughts are more on ill thaa dennd,
good, Must own thy juagment right.
On lies than truth, employd ; 5 In guilt each part was formd Thy tongue delights in words, by which Of all his sinful frame
The guiltless are destroy'd In guilt I was co.ceiv'd, and bom 5 God shall for ever blast thy hopes, the heir of sin and shame
And snatch thee soon wavi 6 Yet thou, whose searching eye
Norm thy dvelling-plare permut,
Nor in the world to stay
The downfall plous frar, shall sce
pride 7 With hyssop purge ine, Lord, And at thy sudden ruin laugh. And so I clean shall be
And thus thy fall deride I shali with snow in whiteness vie,
7 " See there the man that hanghty was When purity d by thee :
Who proudly God defyd. 3 Make me to hear with joy
Who trusted in his wealth, and still Thy kind forgiving voice ;
Un wicked arts rey'd
That shade God's temple round; 9, 10 Biot out my crying sins,
And one with his indulgent grace Nor me in anger view
To be for ever crowia
Extol thy wondrous love,
And on thy name with patience wait;
For this they saints approve 11 Withdraw not thou thy help,
PSALM LIN Nor (ast me froin thy sight;
Thay chod is but a name
THE wicked souls must sure suppose Nor let thy holy Spirit Lake Its everlasting fight
This gross mistake their practice shows, 12 The joy thy favour gives,
Since virtue all disclaim Let me again obtain;
2 The Lord look'd down from heavens And thy free Spirit's firm support
bigh tower, My fainting soul sustain
The sons of men to view 13 So I thy righteous ways
To see if any own'd his power To sinners will unpart
Or truth or justice knew Whilst my advice shall wicked men 3 But all, he saw, were backward gone,
To thy just laws convert 14 My guilt of blood remove,
Degen rate grown and base ; My Saviour and my tiod;
None for religion card, not one
Of all the sinful race
So dull and senseless grown, 15 Du thou unlock my lips
That they like bread my people eat, With sorrow clos d and shame;
And God's just power disown? So shall my mouth thy wondrous praise 5 Their causeless fear shall strangely To all the world proclaim
grow : 16 Could sacrifice atone,
And they, despis'd of God, Whole flocks and herds should die ;
Shall be foil'd; his hand shall throw Bit on such otlrings thou disdain'st Their shatter'd bones abroad. Tu cast a gracious eye
6 Would he his saving power employ 17 A broken spirit is
To break our servile band, By God inost highly priz'd;
Loud shouts of universal joy By him a broken contrile heart
Should echo through the land. Shall never be despisid
PSALM LIV. 18 Let Sion favour Of thy good will assurd,
And in thy strength appear.
To judge my cause; accept my prayer,
And to my words give ear 19 she just shall then attend,
3 Mere strangers, whom I never wrong'd, And pleasing tribute pay
To ruin me design'd;
And cruel men, that fear to God,
4, 5 But God takes part with all my
Against my soul combin'd.
And he's the surest guard :
Their falsehood's dae reward; 2 Thy wicked longue doth sland'rous 6 While I my grateful offrings bring, Maliciously devise ;
(tales And sacrifice with joy;
And in his praise my time to come And made a num'rous host of friends Delightfully emplos.
My righteous cause defend. 7 From dreadful danger and distress 19 For he, who was my help of old, The Lord hath set ine free;
Shall now his suppliant hear : Through him shall I of all my foes And punish them whose pros, rous state The lust destruction see.
Makes them no God to ear.
20 Whom can 1 vust, if ithless men G'E car, thou Judge of all the earth, Perfidiously devise
To ruin me, their peaceful friend, Nor from thy humble suppliant turn And break the strongest t.co ? Thy glorious face away
21 Though soft and melting art their 2 Ariend to this my sad complaint,
words, And hear my grievous moans;
Their hearts with war abound; While I my mournful case declare, Their speeches are more smooth than oi., With arliess siglas and groans.
And yel like swords they wound. 3 Hark how the ioe insults aloud ! 22 Do thou, my soul, on God depend, How fierce oppressors rage
And he shall thee sustain; Whose sland 'rous longues, with wrathful ile aids the just, whom to supplant
Against my fame engage. (hate, The wicked strive in vain. 4, 5 My heart is rack d with pain; my 23 My foes that trade in lies and blood,
Shall all untimely die; With deadly frights distress'd; Whilst 1, for health and length of days, With fear and trembling conspass'd round, On thee, my God, rely With horror quite oppressa
PSALM LVI. 6 How often wish'd I then, that I The dove's swift wings could get; Do ";
thou, O God, in mercy help ; That I might take my speedy flight, And seek a safe retreat
To crush me with repeated wrongs, 7,8 Then would I wander far from hence, He daily strife renews. And in wild deserts stray,
2 Continually my spiteful foes Till all this furious storm were spent, To ruin me combine ; This tempest past away
Thou seest, who sitt st enthron'd on high, PART 11
What mighty numbers join. 9 Destroy. O Lord, their ill designs, 3 But though sometimes surpris'd by Their counsels soon divide;
Un danger's tirst alarm ; [fear, For through the city my griev'd eyes Yet still for succour I depend Have strife and rapii e spy'd.
On thy Almighty arm. 10 By day and night, on every wall 4 God's faithful promise I shall praise,
They walk their constant round; On which I now rely;
The arnı of flesh defy 11 Whoe'er through every part shall 5 They wrest my words, and make them roan,
speak Will fresh disorders meet;
A sense they never meant ; Deceit and guile their constant posts Their thoughts are all, with restless spite. Maintain in every street.
On my destruction bent.
And wicked projects lay:
To make my soul their prey.
Orighteous God, arise ; For then I had withdrawn myself Let thy just wrath, too long provok'd, From his malicious eyes.
This impious race chastise. 13, 14 But 'twas e'eu thou, my guide, my 8 Thou nuinberest all my steps, since first friend,
I was compeli'd to fice;
Whose prayers were mix'd with mine. 9 When therefore 1 invoke thy aid, 15 Sure vengeance, equal to their crimes, My fues shall be o'erthrown ; Such traitors must surprise,
For I am well assur'd that God And suurlen death requite those ills My righteous cause will own, They wickedly devise
10, il f'll trust God's word, and so de 16, 17 But I will call on God, who still
spise Shall in my aid appear;
The force that man can raise ;
To thee I'll render praise.
13 Thou hast retriev'd my soul from 18 God has releasd my soul from those
death; That did with me contend;
Ard thou wilt still secure
The life thou hast so oft preservid, 16 Defeat, O God, their threat'ning rage And make my footsteps sure :
And timely break their power; 14 That thus protected by thy power, Disarm these growling lions' jaws, I may this life enjoy,
E'er practis d to devour And in the service of my God
7 Let now their insolence, al height, My lengthen d days employ
Lke ebbing tickes be spen!
Their shiver'd darts deceive their aim, THY mercy, Lord, to me extend; When they their bow have bent.
8 Like snails let them dissolve to slime; And to thy wing for shelter haste, Like hasty births, become Till this outrageous storm is pess'd. Unwortly to behold the sun, 2 To thy tribunal, Lord, 1 Ay,
And dead within the womb. Thou sov'reign Judge, and God most 9 E'er thorns can make the flesh-pots boil,
Tempestuous wrath shall come Who wonders hast for me begun, From God, and snatch them hence alive And wilt not leave thy work indone.
To their ete mal doom 3 From heaven protect me by thine arm, 10 The righteous shall rejoice to see And shame all those who seek my harm; Their crimes with vengeance meet; To my relief thy mercy send,
And saints in persecutors' blood And truth, on which my hopes depend Shall dip their harmless feet, 4 For I with savage men converse, 11 Transgressors then with grief shall see Like hungry lions wild and fierce ; Just men rewards obtain With men whose teeth are spears, their And own a God, whose justice will words
The guilty earth arraign Envenom'd darts, and two-edg'd swords.
PSALM LIX 5 Be thou, O God, exalted high; And, as thy glory fills the sky, DE
ELIVER me, O Lord, my God So let it be on earth display d,
From all my spiteful foes; Till thou art here, as there, obey'd. In my defence oppose thy power 6 To take me they their net prepar'd,
To theits, who me oppose.
Who make a trade of ill;
Protect me from reinorseless men,
3 They lie in wait, and mighty powers And, with my heart, my voice I'll raise Against my life combine, To thee, my God, in songs of praise : Implacable; yet, Lord, thou know'st, 8 Awake, my glory; harp and lute, For no offence of mine. No longer let your strings be mute; 4 In haste they run about, and watch And I, my tuneful part to take,
My guiltless life to take ; Will with the early dawn awake. Look down, Lord, on my distress, 9 Thy praises, Lord, I will resound And to my help awake. To all the list'ning nations round; 5 Thou, Lord of Hosts, and Israel's God, 10 Thy mercy highest heaven transcends;
Their heathen rage suppress; Thy truth beyond the clouds extends. Relentless vengeance take on those 11 Be thou, O God, called high;
Who stubbornly transgress. And, as thy glory fills the sky, 6 At evening, to beset iny house, So let it be on earth display'd.
Like growling Ings they meet; Till thou art here, as there, obey'd While others through the city range, PSALM LVII.
And ransack every street. PEAK, O ye judges of the earth, 7 The throats en venom'd slander breatbe; If just your sentence be ;
Ther tongues are sharpend swords; Or must not innocence appeal
* Who hear's say they, or, hearing, To heaven from your decree ?
** Reprove our lawless words " (darus 2 Your wicked hearts and judgments are 8 But from thy throne thou shalt. O Lord Alike by malice sway'd;
Their bafieit plots deride ; bands by weighty bribes, And soon to shame and scorn expose To violence betray'd
Their boasted heathen pride. 3 To virtue strangers, from the womb 9 On thee I wait; 'tis on thy strength Their infant steps went wrongi
For succour I depend ;
Who only can defend. 4 No serpent of parchi Afric's breed 10 Thy mercy, Lord, which has so oft Does ranker, oison
Fron danger set me free.
My haughty foes to me. 5 Unmov'd by good advice, and deaf 11 Destroy then not, O Lord, at onces As adders they remain ;
Restrain thy vengeful blow; From whom the skilful charnier's voice Lest we, ungratefully, too soon Can no attention gain.
Forget their overthrow.