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12 But thon, my God, withdraw not far,p5 In every heart thy awful fear For speedy help I call:

Shall then be rooted fast, 13 To shame and ruin bring my foes, As long as sun and moon endure, That seek to work my fall.

Or time itself shall last. 14 Butns for me, my steadfast hope 6 He sha!l descend like rain, that cheers Shall on thy power dependi

The meadow's second birth;
And I in grateful songs of praise Orlike warm shinwers, whuse gentle drops
My time to come will spend

Refresh the thirsty earth.

7 In his blest days the just and good 15 Thy righteous acts, and saving bealth,

Shall be with favour crown'd My inolith shall still declare ;

The happy lant shall every where Unable yet to count them all,

With endless peace abound.

18 His uncontrold dominion shall Though summid with almost care. 16 While Gud vouchsafes me his support, Begin al proud Euphrates streams,

From sea to sea extend;
I'll in his strength go on;

At nattire's limits end.
All other righteousness disclaim,
And mention his alone

9 To him the savage rations round 17 Thou, Lord, hast taught me from my His vanquish'd foes shall lick the dusi,

Shall bow their servile heads

Where he his conquests spreads.
To praise thy glorious name;
And ever since, thy wondrous works

10 The king of Tarshish, and the isles, Have been my constant theine

Shall costly presents bring; 18 Then now forsake ime not, when I From spicy Sheba gifts shall come, Ain grey and icelle

And wealthy Saba's king Till I to these and future times

To him shall every king on earth

His humble homage pay:
Thy strength and power have shown.
19 How high thy justice soars, O God! And diftring nations gladiis join

To own his righteots sway.
How great and wondrons are

miglity works which thou hast done! 12 For he shall set the needy free Who tay with thee compare !

When they for succour cry; 20 Me, whom thy hand has sorely press 'a, Slall save the helpless and the poor, Thy grace shall yet relieve ;

And all their wants supply.
And from the lowest depth of woe,

With tender care retrieve.
21 Through thee, my time to come stall 13 His providence for needy souls
With power and greatness crown'd;

Shall due supplies prepare ;
And me. who disina years have passid, And over their defenceless lives
Thy comfort shall surround.

Shall watch with tender care. 22 Then I with psaltery and harp,

14 He shall preserve and keep their souls Thy truth. (Lord, will praise ;

From fraud and rapine free; To thee, the God of Jacoli's race,

And, in his sight, their guiltless blood My voice in anthems raise.

Of mighty price shall Le 23 Then joy shall fill my mouth, and 15 Therefore shall Gud his life and reign songs

Whilst eastern princes tribute pay,
Employ my cheerful voice;
My grateful soul by thee redeemid,

And golden presents send,
Shall in thy strength rejoice.

For nim shall constant prayers be made, 24 My tungue thy just and righteous acts Through all his prosperons days; Shall all the day proclaim;

His just dominion shall afford
Because thou didst confound my foes, A lasting theme of
And brought'st them all to shame.

16 Or usefulginin, through all the land,

Great plenty shall

A handful, sown on mountains top

the king
In all his ways direct;

A mighty crop shall bear

Its fruits, like cedars sbcok by winds, And let his son, throughout his reign, A rattling noise shall yield Thy righteous laws respect.

The city ton shall thrive, and vie 2 So shall he still thy people judge For plenty with the field

With pure and upright mind; 17 The mein'ry o: his glorious name
Whilst all the helpless poor shall him Through endless years shall run ;
just protector find.

His spotless fame shall shine as bright 3 Then hills and mountains shall bring And lasting as the sun.

In him the nations of the world fruits of peace ;

Shall be completely blessid,

And his unbounded happiness The work of righteousness :

By every tongue confess d. 4 Whilst he the poor and needy race 1x Then bless'd be God, the mighty Lord Shall rule with gentle sway;

The God whom Israel fears; And from their hiimble neck shall take

Who only wondrous in his works, Oppressive yokes away.

Beyond compare appears.


A'The God want to his saint's be hina'; Througliout the spacious mearch there's


19 Let earth be with his glory fill'd; | 23, 24 Yet still thy presence me supply'd For ever bless his name:

And thy right hand assistance gave : Whilst to his praise the listining world Thou first shall with thy counsel guide, Their glad assent proclaim.

And then to glory me receive.

25 Whom then in heaven, but thee alone, T length, by certain proofs, plain Have , whose favour require That all whose hearts are pure and clean That I besides thee can desire.

Shall his protecting favour find, 26 My trembling flesh and aching heart, 2, 3 Till this sustaining truth I knew, May often fail to succour me ; My stagg'ring feet had almost fail'd;

Eut God shall inward strength impart, I griev'd the sinners' wealth to view, And my eternal portion be.

And envy'd when the fools prevail'd. 27 For they that far from thee remove, 4, 5 They to the grave in peace descend, Shall into sudden ruin fall; And, whilst they live, are hale and if after other gods they rove, strong

Thy vengeanre shall destroy them all No plagues or troubles them offend, 28 But as for me, 'lis good and just Which oft to other men belong

That I should still to God repair ; 6, 7 With pride, as with a chain, they're In him I always put my trust, held.

And will his wondrous works declare. And rapine seems their robe of state ;

PSALM LXXIV. Their eyes stand out, with fatness swell'd;

They grow, beyond their wishes, great! WHY hast thon cast us off, O God? 8, 9 with hearts corrupt, and lofty talk o'why against lliy chosen flock

Wilt thou no more return ? Oppressive methods they defend;

Does the fierce anger burn? Their tongue througla all the earth does

2 Think on thy ancient purchase, Lord, Their blasphemies to heaven ascend.

The land that is thy own, 10 And yet admiring crowds are found, By thee redeem'd ; and Sion's mount, Who servile sisits duly make;

Where once thy glory shone.

3 O! cone and view our ruin'd state ; Because with plenty they abound, Of which their fatt'ring slaves partake. see how the foe, with wicked mge,

How long our tronbles last; il Their fond opinions these pursue, Till they with them profanely cry,

Has laid thy temple waste " How should the Lord our actions view ?4 Thy foes blaspheme thy name; where

"Can he perceive who duells so high? 12 Behold the wicked! these are they

Thy zealous servants pray'd, Who openly their sins profess;

The heathen there, with hanghty pomp And yet their wealth's increasd each day,

Their banners have display'd. And all their actions meet success.

5, 6 Those curious carvings, which did 13, 14 Then have I cleansid my heart," said I,

Advance the artist's fame, "And wash'd my hands from guilt, in

With axe and baumer they destroy, “ If all the day oppress'd I lie.

Like works of vulgar frame. "Auld every morning suffer pain.

17 Thy holy temple they have l'urn'd;

And what escap'd the fame, 15 Thus did I once to speak iniend; But, if such things I rashly say,

Has been profan'd, and quite defac'd, Thy children, Lord, I inust offend,

Though sacred to thy name. And basely should their cause betray. 19 Thy worship wholly to destroy PART 11

Maliciously they aim'd; 16, 17 To fathom this my thoughts 1 And all the sacred places burn'd, bent,

Where we thy pruise proclaim'd. But found the case too hard for me ;

19 Yet of thy presence thou vouchsaf'st Till to the house of God I went;

No tender signs to send , Then I their end did plainly see We bave no prophet now, that knows

When this sad state shall end. 18 How high soc'eravane'd, they all On slipp'ry places loosely stand;

PART 11. Thence into ruin headlong fall,

10 But, Lord, how long wilt thou permit Cast down by thy avenging hund. TW insulting foe to Sast? 19, 20 How dreadful and how quick their shall the honour of thy name fate :

For evermore be lost ? Despis' by thee, when they're de-Why hold'st thou back thy strong stroy'd :

right han, As waking inen with scor do treat And on thy patient breast,

"The fancies that their dreams employd. Wheu velgeance calls to stretch it forth, 21, 22 Thus was my heart with grief op- Su calmly lett'st it rest? prest,

12 Thou heretofore, with kingly power, My reins were mck'd with restless In cur defence last fought; Su stupid was 1, like a beast,

(prius; For us, thronghout the wond'ring world Who 110 verlecting thouglit retains. Ilust great salvation wrouglit.

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To savage

beasts a prey

13 'Twas thou, O God, who didst the sea 8 His hand holds forth a dreadful cupi

By thy own strength divide ; [heads :. With purple wine 'tis crown'd;
Thou break'st wat 'ry monsters' The deadly mixture which his wrath

The waves o'erwhelm'd their pride. Deals out to nations round.
14 The greatest, fiercest of them all, Of this his saints sometimes may taste
That seem'd the deep to sway,

But wicked men shall squeeze Was by thy power destroy'd, and made The bitter dregs, and be condemn'd

To drink the very lees. 15 Thou clav'st the solid rock, and mad'st 9 His prophet, I, to all the world The waters largely Aow;

This messyge will relate: Again, thou mad'st through parted streams The justice then of Jacob's God Thy vand'ring people go

My song shall celebrate 16 Thine the cheerful day, and thine 10 The wicked's pride I will reduce, The black return of night;

Their cruelty disarm ;
Thou hast prepar'd the glorious sun, Exalt the just, and seat him high
And every feebler light.

Above the reach of harm. 17 By thee the borders of the earth

PSALM LXXVI. In perfect order stand;

TN Judah the Almighty's known, The summer's warmth, and winter's cold, Almighty there by wonders showt, Attend on thy command.

His name in Jacob does excel :

2 His sanctu'ry in Salem stands; 18 Remember, Lord, how scornful focs The majesty that heaven commands, Have daily urg'd our shame ;

In Sion condescends to dwell. And how the foolish people have

3 He brake the bow and arrows there Blasphem'd thy holy name.

The shield, and temper'd sword, and 19 O! free thy mourning turtle dove,

spear; By sinful crowds beset;

There slain the mighty army lay: Nor the assembly of thy poor

4 Whence Sion's fanse through earth is For evermore forget

spread, 20 Thy ancient cov'nant, Lord, regard, for greater glory, greater dread, And make thy promise good;

Than hilis where robbers lodge their For now each corner of the land Is fill'd with men of blood.

5 Their

einteiliane chiefs, who came for spoii, 21 O! let not the uppress'd return Themselves met there a shameful foil:

With sorrow cloth'd, and share ; Securely down to sleep they lay; But let the helpless and the poor But wak'd no more, their stoutest band For ever praise thy name.

Ne'er lifted one resisting hand 22 Arise, ó God, in our behalf;

'Gainst his, that did their legions say Thy cause end ours maintain ; 6 When Jacob's God began to frown, Remember how insulting fools

Both horse and charioteers, o'erthrown Each day thy name profane.

Together slept in endless night : 23 Make thou the boestings of thy foes 7 When thou, whom earth and heaven For evermore to cease ;

revere, Whose in solence, if unchastis'd, Dost once with wrathful look appear, Will more and more increase.

What mortal power can stand thy PSALM LXXV.

sight? 0

, , 8 Pronounc'd from heaven, earth hear! To thee, with thanks repair ;

its doom, For, that thy name to us is nigh, Grew hush'd with fear, when thou didst Thy wondrous works declare.

come 2 In Israel when my throne is fix'd, 9 The meek with justice to restore: With me shall justice reign:

10 The wrath of man shall yield thee 3 The land with discord shakes; but I

praise ; The sinking frame sustain

Its last attempts but serve to raise 4 Deluded wretches I advis'a

The triumphs of Almighty power Their errors lo redress :

11 Vow to the Lord, ye nations ; bring And warnd bold sinners, that they should Vow'd presents to the eternal King : Their swelling pride suppress.

Thus to his name due rev'rence pay, 5 Bear not yourselves so high, as if 12 Who proudest potentates can quell,

No power could yours restrain : To carthly kings more terrible, Submit your stubborn necks, and learn Than to their trembling subjects user, To speak with less disdain

PSALM LXXVII. 6 For that promotion, which to gain Your vain ambition strives,

TO my help

Did graciously repair ;
From neither cast nor west, nor yet 2 In trouble's dismal day I sought
From southern climes arrives

My God with humble prayer. 7 For God the great disposer is, All night my fest'ring wonnd did run; And sov'reign Judge alone,

No mcd'cine gave relief:
Who casts the proud to earth, and lifts My soul no comfort would admit;
The humble to a throne

My soul indulg'd her grief.

And skilful

I thought on God, and favours past; 12 My tongue, by inspiration taught,
But that increas'd my pain :

Shall parables unfold,
I found my spirit more oppress'd, Dark oracles, but understood,
The more I did complain

And own'd for truths of old :
4 Through every watch of tedious night 3 Which we from sacred registers
Thou keep'et my eyes awake :

Of ancient times have known, My grief is swell'l to that excess, And our forefathers' pious care I sigh, but cannot speak.

To us has handed down. 5 I call to mind the days of old, 4 We will not bide them from our sons ; With sigual mercy crown'd;

Our offspring shall be taught Those famous years of ancient times, The praises of the Lord, whose strength For miracles renown'd.

Has works of wonder wrought. 6 By night I recollect my songs, 5 For Jacob he this law ordain'd, On former triumphs made

This league with Israel made; Then search, consult, and ask my heart, With charge to be from age to age, Where's now that wondrous aid?

From race to race, convey'd. 7 Has God for ever cast us off ? 16 Thal generations yet to como Withdrawn his lavours quite ?

Should to their unborn heirs 8 Are both his mercy and his truth Religiously transmit the same, Retir'd to endless night?

And they again to theirs. 9 Can his long prac'is'd love forget 7 To teach them that in God alone Its wonted aids to bring ?

Their hope securely stands; Has he in wrath shut up and seal'a That they should ne'er his works forget, His mercy's healing spring ?

But keep his just commands, 10 I said, my weakness hints these fears; Lest, like their fathers, they might But I'll my fears disband;

A stiff rebellious race, (prove I'll yet remember the Most High, False-hearted, fickle to their God, And years of his right hand.

Uusteadfast in his grace. Il l'll call to mind his works of old, 19 Such were revolting Ephraim's sons, The wonders of his might ;

Who, though to warfare bred, 12 On them my heart shall meditate,

archers, arm'd with bows, My tongue shall them recite.

From field ignobly fed. 13 Sale lodg'd from human search on 10. 11 They falsified their league with high,

O God, thy counsels are !

His orders disobey'd,
Who is so great a God as ours ? Forgot his works and miracles
Who can with him compare ?

Before their eyes display'd. 14 Long since a God of wondere thee 12 Nor wonders, which their fathers saw, Thy rescued people found;

Did they in mind relain, 15 Long since hast thou thy chosen seed Prodigious things in Egypt done,

With strong leliv'rance crown'd. And Zoan's fertile plain. 16 When thee, O God, the waters saw, 13 He cut the sea to let them pass, The frighted billows shrunk ;

Restraind the The troubled depths themselves for fear



While pild on heaps, on either side Beneath their channels sunk.

The solid waters stood.
17 The clouds pour'd down, while rend-14 A wondrous pillar led them on,

Compus d of shade and light;
Did with their noise conspire ; A shelt'ring cloud it prov'd by day,
Thy arrows all abroad were sent,

A leading rought oppress'd them, where

fire by night. Wing'd with avenging fire.

15 When 18 Heaven with thy thunder's voice was no stream torn,

The wilderness supply'd, Whilst all the lower world

He cleft the rock, whose finty breast With lightnings blazed ; earth shook, and Dissolv'di

16 Streams from the solid rock he bro't, From her foundations hurl'd.

Which down in rivers fell, 19 Through rolling streams thou find'su That, trav'lling with their camp, each day thy way,

Renew d the miracle. Thy paths in waters lie;

17 Yet there they sinn'd against him Thy wondrous passage, where no sight

more, Thy foutsteps can descry.

the Most High, 20 Thou ledds thy people like a flock, In thai savne desert where he did

Their fainting souls supply:
By Moses, their meek skilful guide, IR They first incens 'd him in their hearts,
And Aaron's sacred hand.

That did his power distrust,

And long d for meat, not urged by want,

my law But to indulge their lust Devout attention lend:

19 Then uitler'd their blaspheming Let the instruction of my mouth

doubts Deep in your hearts descend.

“Can God," say they, "prepare

ing skies

into a tide




"A table in the wilderness,

In that same desert where he did "Set out with various fare?

Their fainting souls relieve ! 20 - He smote the flinty rock, 'uis true, 41 They templed him by turning back And gushing streams ensued ;

And wirkedly repind, “But can he corn and flesh provide When Israel's God refus'd to be " For such a multitude ?

By their desires confin'd. 21_The Lord with indignation heard : 42 Nor cali'd to mind the hand and day From heaven avenging flame

Thal their redemption brought; On Jacob fell, consutang wrath 43 His signs in Egypt, wondrous works On thankless Israel came

In Zoali's valley wrought 22 Becuuse their unbelieving hearts 44 He lom'd their rivers into blood, In God would not confide.

That man and beast forbore, Nor trust his care, who had from heaven And rather chose to die of thirst, Their wants so oft supply'd ;

Than drink the putrid gore. 23 Though he had made his clouds dis 45 He sent devouring swarms of flies; charge

Hoarse frogs annoy'd their soil;
Provisions down in showers; 46 Locusts and caterpillars reap'd
And when earth fail'd, reliev'd their needs The harvest of their toil.
From his celestial stores;

47 Their vines with batt'ring hail were 24 Though tasteful manna was rain'd

broke ; down,

With frost the fig tree dies ; Their hunger to relieve ;

48 Lightning and hail made flocks and Though from the stores of heaven they did

berds Sustaining corn receive.

One general sacrifice. 25 Thus man with angels' sacred food, 49 He turn'd his anger loose, and set Ungrateful man was fed ;

No time for it to cease ; Not sparingly, for still they found And with their plagues ill angels sent, Aplenteous table spread.

Their torments to increase. 26 From heaven he made an east wind 50 He clear'd a passage for his wrath

To ravage uncontrold; Then did the south command The murrain on their firstlings seiz'd, 27 To rain down flesh like dust, and fowls In every field and fold.

Like sea's unnumber'd sand. 51 The deadly pest from east to man, 28 Within their trenches te let fall From field io city, came; The luscious easy prey,

It slew their heirs, their eldest hopes, And all around their spreading camp Through all the tents of Ham. The ready booty lay.

52 Bu his own tribe, like folded sheep 29 They fed, were fill'd; be gave them He brought from their distress;

Their appetites to feast; [leave And them conducted like a flock, 30, 31 Yei still their wanton lust cravid Throughout the wilderness

Nor with their hunger ceas'd [on, 53 He led them on, and in their way But whilst in their luxurious mouths No cause of fear they found;

They did their dainties chew, But march'd securely through those The wrath of God smote down their chiefs, deeps. And Israel's chosen slew.

In which their focs were drown'd.

54 Nor ceas'd his care, till them le PART II.

brought 32 Yet still they sinn'd, nor would afford Safe to his promis'd land; His miracles belief:

And to his holy mount, the prize 33 Therefore through fruitless travels he Of his victorious hand. Consum'd their lives in grief.

55 To them the outcast heathen's land 34 Wben some were slain, the rest re- He did by lot divide; turn'd

And in their foes' abandon'd tents To God with early cry;

Made Israel's tribes reside. 35 Own'd him the Rock of their defence,

PART III Their Saviour. God most high. 56 Yet still they tempted, still provok'd 36 But this was feiga'd submission all ; The wrath of God inost higb;

Their heart their tongue belyd : Nor would to practise his commands 37 Their heart was still perverse, nor Their stubborn hearts apply;

Firm in his league abide. (would 57 But in their faithless faibers steps 38 full of



Perversely chose to go ;
Nor did with death chastise"; They turn'd aside, like arrows shot
But lum'd his kindled wrath aside, Froin some deceitful bow.
Or would not let it rise.

58 For him to fury they provok'd 39 For he remember'd they were flesh, With altars set on high;

That could not long remain; And with their graven images
A murm'ring wind, that's quickly past, Infamed his jealousy.
And ne'er returns again.

59 When God heard this, on Israel's 40 How oft did they provoke him there, tribes, Huw of his patience grieve,

His wrath and hatred fell;


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