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Till, with wide gates, the royal court In Sion, on whose happy mount
Receives the pompons throng.

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.
17 Vhilst this my song to future times 3 God in her palaces is known;
Transmits thy glorious name;

His presence is her guard
And makes the world, with one consent, 4 Confedrate kings withdrew their siege,
Thy lasting praise proclaim.

And of success despair'd.
PSALM XLVI.

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
Our tower of refuge in alarms,
As to our fathers in distress.

14 This God is ours, and will be ours,

Whilst we in him confide;
PSALM XLVII.

Who, as he has preserv'd us now,

Till death will be our guide.
And with triumphant voices sing;
No force the mighty power withstands

PSALM XLIX.
Of God, the universal King

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
PSALM XLVIII.

Their ill-got wealth increase,
THE Lord, the only God, is greut, 7 Are yet unable from the grave
And greatly tu be prais'd

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;
No suns can purchase such a grani, Thy strong accuser I'll appear,
That man should never die.

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.
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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

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Misconstru'd silence, as before ;
But wasting Aunies before him send: HAVE mercy, Lord, on me,

As thou wert ever kind;
Around shall tempests fiercely rage, Let me, oppress'd with loads of guilt
Whilst he does heaven and earth engage Thy wonted mercy find.
His just tribunal to attend

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

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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,
Does in ward truth require.

Nor in the world to stay
In secret didst with wisdom's laws 6 The just, with
My vender soul inspire

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 so the bunes which thou hast broke But I am like thuse Olive-plants
May with fresh strength rejoice

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
Create in me a heart that's clean, 9 So shall my soul, with praise, O God,
An upright inind renew

Extol thy wondrous love,
PART 1

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
And my glad tongue shall loualy tell 4 But are those workers of deceit
Thy righteous arts abroad

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,

name,

And in thy strength appear.
And thy own city flourish long,
By lofty walls securd.

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 sacrifice of choicest kind

And cruel men, that fear to God,
Upon thy altar lay
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4, 5 But God takes part with all my

Against my soul combin'd.
IN main bo man of lawless might,

And he's the surest guard :
Since üod. the God in whom I trust, The God of truth shall give my loes
Vouchsafes bis favour still.

Their falsehood's dae reward; 2 Thy wicked longue doth sland'rous 6 While I my grateful offrings bring, Maliciously devise ;

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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.
PSALMLV.

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

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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;
And in the midst of all her strength In God I trust, and, trusting him,
Are grief and mischief found.

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.
12 For 'twas not any open foe 6 ln close assemblies they combine,
That false reflections made,

And wicked projects lay:
For then I could with ease have bome They watch my steps, and lie in wait
The bitter things he said:

To make my soul their prey.
'Twas none who hatred had profess'd, 7 Shall such injustice still escape ?
That did against ine rise ;

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;
Whom tend'rest love did join; My very lears were treasur'd up,
Whose sweet advice I valued must; And register'd by tnee.

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 ;
At morn, at noon at night, I'll prayi 12 To thee, O God, my vows are due ;
And he my voice shall hear.

To thee I'll render praise.
PART 1

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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!
PSALM LVII.

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.
And had almost my soul ensnar'd; 2 Preserve me from a wicked race,
But tell themselves, by just decree,

Who make a trade of ill;
Into the pit they made for ine.

Protect me from reinorseless men,
O God, my heart is fix'd, 'tis bent, Who seek my blood to spill.
Its thankful tribute to present;

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 ;
They prattled slander, and in lies 'Tis thou, O God, art my defence,
Employ'd their lisping tongue.

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.
The drowsy adder will as soon Shall crown my wishes, and subdue
Unlock his sullen ear.

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.

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