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My hands to thee I spread.
10 Wilt thou do wonders on the dead?

Shall the deceas'd arise,
And praise thee from their loathsom bed,

With pale.and hollow eyes?"...
31 Shall they thy loving kindness tell,

On whom the grave hath hold; Or they who in perdition dwell,

Thy faithfulness unfold? 12 In darkness can thy mighty band

Or wondrous acts be known,': 1. Thy justice in the gloomy land see

Of dark oblivion? 73 But I to thee, O Lord, do ory.

Ere yet my life be spent, is And up to thee my prayer doth hie

Each morn, and thee prevent. 14 Why wilt thou, Lord, my foul forsake,

And hide thy face from me, 15 That an already bruis'd, and f shake

With terror rent from thee? * Heb. Prae concuffiona Bruis?d, and afflicted, and fo low

As ready to expire, While I thy terrors undergo

Altonish'd with thine ire.. 16 Thy force wrath over me doth flow,

Thy threatnings cut me through: 17 All day they round about me go,

Like waves they me pursue. 18 Lover and frien I thou hast remov'd,

And sever'd from me far.

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They fly me now whom I have lov’d,

And as in darkness are.

A Paraphrase on Psalm 114..

This and the following Pfalm were done by the Author

at fifteen Years old.

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THEN the blest seed of Terah's faithful fon,

After long toil their liberty had won, And past from Pharian fields to Canaan land, Led by the strength of the Almightie's hand, Jehovah's wonders were in Ifrael Town, His praise and glory was in Israel known. That saw the troubled sea, and livering fled, And fought to hide his froth-becurled head Low in the earth, Jordan's clear streams recoil, As a faint host that hath receiv'd the foil.si. The high, huge-bellied mountains skip like rams Amongst their ews, the little hills like lambs.' Why fled the ocean? and why skipt the mountains Why turned Jordan toward his cryftal fountains? Shake earth, and at the presence be agast Of him that ever was, and ay shall last, That glasfy flouds from rugged rocks can crus, And make soft rills from ifiery Aint-ftones gula.

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PSALM 136

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ET us with a gladsom mind

Praise the Lord, for he is kind:
For his mercies ay endures:
Ever faithful, ever fure.

Let us blaze his name abroad,
For of gods he is the God;

For his, &c.

Olet us his praises tell,
Who doth the wrathful tyrants quell,

For his, &c.

Who with his miracles doth make
Amazed heav'n and carth to shake.

For his, &c.

Who by his wisdom did create
The painted heav'ns fo full of state.

For his, &c.

Who did the solid earth ordain
To rise above the watry plain.

For his, &c.

Who by his all-commanding might,
Did fill the new-made world with light,
For his, &c.

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The horned moon to shine by night?
Amongst her spangled lifters, bright. -

For his, &c.

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He with his thunder-clasping banda
Smote the first-born of Aegypt landi. misno

For his, &c.

And in despight of Pharaoh fell,
He brought from thence his Ifrael.

For his, &c.

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The ruddy waves he cleft in twain ? of the Erythraean main.

For his, &c.

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The floods stood ftill like walls of glass,
While the Hebrew bands did pass.

For his, &c.

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But full soon they did devour
The tawny king with all his power.

For his, &c.

His chosen people he did bless.
In the wasteful wilderness.

For his, &s,

In bloody battle he brought down
Kings of prowess and renown.

For his, &c.

He foil'd bold Seon and his hoft,
That rul'd the Amorrean coast.

For his, &c.

And-large-limbid Og he did subdae;
With all his over-hardy crew.

For his, &c.

And to his servant Ifrael
He
gave

their land thercin to dwell,
For his, &c.

He hath with a piteous eye
Beheld us in our misery.

For his, &c.

And freed us from the slavery of the invading enemy.

For his, &c.

All living creatures he doth feed,
And with full hand supplies their neeck

For his, &c.

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