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My tongue with cheerful songs of praise
Shall celebrate thy fame.
Thy warbling notes delay ;
Prevent the dawning day.
Thy wonders I will tell,
That round about us dwell;
The highest heav'n transcends,
Thy faithful truth extends. 5 Be thou, O God, exalted high
Above the starry frame;
Confess thy glorious Name.
Their saviour may declare ;
And answer thou my pray'r.
Whose promise cannot fail,
And measure Succoth's vale. 8 Gilead is mine, Manasseh too,
And Ephraim owns my cause ;
And Judah gives my laws.
On vanquish'd Edom tread;
My conqu ring banners spread. 10 By whose support and aid shall I
Their well fenc'd city gain?
Through Edom's guarded plain? 11 Lord, wilt not thou assist our arms,
Which late thou lidst forsake?
Once mort the guidance take? 12 O to thy servanı in distress
Thy speedy succour send;
For vain it is on human aid
For safety to depend.
If thou thy pow'r disclose;
'O GOD, whose former mercies maks
Hold not thy peace, but my sad state
With wonted favour view :
Deceitful speeches frame,
To wound my spotless fame. 3 Their restless hatred prompts them still
Malicious lies to spread ;
By causeless fury led. 4 Those whom with tend'rest love I us'd,
My chief opposers are ;
Resort to thee by pray’r.
Their strange reward does prove,
For undissembled love.
To some ill man a slave;
For his accuser have. 7 His guilt, when sentence is pronouncd,
Shall meet a dreadful fate,
His crimes to aggravate.
Sha’n't live out half bis days;
Shall on his office seize.
A widow, plung'a in grief ;
Mere none can give relief.
11 His ill-got riches shall be made
To usurers a prey ;
By strangers borne away
Their mercy will extend,
The least assistance lend.
On his unhappy race ;.
Shall utterly deface.
Upon his head shall fall;
And punish him for all.
Before the Lord shall stand,
But still the poor oppress:d ;-
With heavy woes distress'd :
Shall his own portion prove ;
Shall far from him remove.
Like water it shall spread
With which his bones are fed.
His constant cov'ring be,
He never shall be free.
That ill to me design ;
Against my life combine.
Do thou deliver me ;
Preserve and set me free.
22 For I, to utmost straits reduc'd,
Am void of all relief;
And quite pierc'd through with grief. 23 I, like an ev'ning shade decline,
Which vanishes apace ;
And have no certain place. 24, 25 My knees with fasting are grown weak,
My body lank and lean ;
And treat me with disdain.
Do thou my foes withstand ;
The work of thy right hand.
Let shame the portion be
While I rejoice in thee.
And, spite of all his pride,
The guilty wretch shall hide. 30 But I to God, in grateful thanks,
My cheerful voice shall raise ;
Set forth his noble praise..
Their sure and constant friend ;
“ Till I thy foes thy footstool make, 2 “ Sit thou in state at my right hand :
« Supreme in Sion thou shalt be,
“ Subjected to thy just command.
“ And, when thy rising beams they viety “ Shall all, redeem'd from error's night, “ Appear as numberless and bright
" As crystal drops of morning dew."
The Lord hath sworn, nor sworn in vain,
And priesthood shall no period know:
But in his wrath crown'd heads o'erthrow. 6 The sentenc'd heathen he shall slay, And fill with carcases his way,
Till he hath struck earth's tyrant dead;
ye the Lord ; our God to praise
My soul her utmost pow'rs shall raise ; With private friends and in the throng
Of saints, his praise shall be my song. 2 His works, for greatness though renown'd,
His wondrous works with ease are found
And in the pious search delight.
And universal glory claim ;
Shall to eternal ages last.
To keep his wondrous works in mind ;
That good and gracious is our Lord. 5 His bounty, like a flowing tide,
Has all his servants' wants supply'd ;
His cov'nant with our fathers sign'd. 6 At once astonish'd and o'erjoy'd,
They saw his matchless pow'r employ'd,
And we their heritage possess'd. 7 Just are the dealings of his hands,
Immutable, are his commands, 8 By truth and equity sustain’d,
And for eternal rules ordain'd.
And then establish'd his decree,