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52 Yet thy just praises we'll proclaim. PART II.

And ever sing. The Lord be blest. 30 “ But if his heirs

law forsake,

PSALM XC. " And from my sacred precepts stray; 31. If they my righteous statules break, O LORD, the Saviour and defence 32 “ Their sins I'll visit with a rod,

From age to age thou still hast been "And for their folly make them snart :

Our sure abiding-place. 33 “ Yet will not cease to be their God, 2 Before thou brought'st the mountains “Nor from my truth, like them, de.


Or th' earth and world didst frame, part 34 * My cov'nant I will ne'er revoke,

Thou always wast the mighty God, “But in remembrance fast retain

And ever art the same The thing that once my lips have spoke 3 Thou tumest man, O Lord, 10 dust, "Shall in eternal force remain.

Of which he first was made ; 35. Once I have sworn, but once for all, And when thou speak 'st the word, Return, " And made my holiness the tie,

"Tis instantly obey'd. « That I my grant will ne'er recall,

14 For in thy sight a thousand years "Nor to my servant David lie :

Are like a day that's past, 36 "Whose throne and race the constant Or like a watch in dead of night,

Whose hours unminded waste. “Shall, like his course, establish'd see ;

5 Thou sweep'st us off as with a flood,

We vanish hence like dreams; 37 "Of this my oath, thou conscious

At first we grow like grass that feels moon, "In heaven my faithful witness be." The sun's reviving beams 38 Such was thy gracious promise, Lord;

6 But howsoever fresh and fair But thou hast now our tribes forsook,

Its morning beauty shows; Thy own Anointed hast abhorr'd, 'Tis all cut down and wither's quite, And turn'd on him thy wrathful look

Before the ev'ning close. 39 Thou seemest to have render'd void 7.8 We by thine anger are consumid, The cov'nant with thy servant made ;

And by lly wrath dismay'd; Thou hast his dignity destroy'd,

Our public crimes and secret sins And in the dust his honour laid.

Before thy sight are laid. 40 O strong holds thou hast him berest, 9 Beneath thy anger's sad effects

And brought his bulwarks to decay; Our Jrooping days we spend; 41 His frontier coasts delenceless leit, Our unregarded years break off, A public scorn, and common prey.

Like tales that quickly end.

10 Our term of time is seventy years, 42 His ruin does glad triumphs yield To foes, advanc'd by thee to might;

An age that few survive ; 43 Thou hast his conqu’ring sword 'un. But if, with more than common strengthe steel'd,

To eighty we arrive, His valour tum'd to shameful fight. Yet then our boasted strength decays,

To sorrow tur'd and pain; 44 His glory is to darkness fled, His throne is leveilid with the ground; So soon the slender thread is cut,

And we no more remain. 45 His youth to wretched bondage led, With shame o'erwhelm'd and sorrow

PART II. drown'd.

11 But who thy anger's dread effects 46 How long shall we thy absence mourn ? Does, as he ought, revere?

Wilt thou for ever, Lord, retire ? Aud yet thy wrath does fall or rise, Shall thy consuming anger burn,

As more or less we fear. Till that and we at once expire ? 12 So teach us, Lord, th' uncertain sum 47 Consider, Lord, how short a space Of our short days to mind,

Thou dost for mortal life ordain ; That to true wisdom all our bearts No method to prolong the race,

May ever be inclin'd But loading it with grief and pain. 13 o to thy servants, Lord, return, 48 What man is be that can control And speedily relent !

Death's strict unalterable doom? As we forsake our sins, do thou Or rescue from the grave his soul,

Revoke our punishment.
The grave that doel mankind entomb ? 14 1'o satisfy and cheer our souls,
49 Lord, where's thy love, thy boundless Thy early merey send ;

That we may all our days to come
The oath to which thy truth did seal, In joy and com!ort spend,
Cor.sign d to David and his race,
The grani which time shall ne'er repeal? Dry up our former tears,

15 Let happy times, with large amends, 50 See how thy servants treated are With infamy, reproach and spite ;

Or equal at the least the term

of our aflicted years. Which in my silent breast I bear,

16 To all thy servants, Lord, let this From nations of licentious might. Thy wondrous work be known, 5) How they, reproaching thy great name, And to our offspring yet unboru

Have made thy servant's hope their jest; Thy glorious power be show,

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17 Let thy bright rays upon us shive, The thoughts of them shall make me glad, Give thou our work success;

And shout with cheerful voice. The glorious work we have in hand 5, 6 How wondrous are thy works, 0 Do thou vouchsafe to pless

How deep are thy decrees! Lord : PSALM XCI.

Whose winding tracks, in secret laid, E that has God his guardian made No stupid sinner sees.

w Secure and undisturb'd abide:

Like grass, look fresh and gay, 2 Thus to my soul of him l'll say, How soon their short-liv'd splendour He is my fortress and my stay,

For ever pass away.

must My God, in whom I will confide. 8, 9 But thou, my God, art still nost 3 His tender love and watchful care And all thy lofty foes,

[high ; Shall free thee from the fowler's snare, Who thought they might securely sin,

And from the noisome pestilence : Shall be o'erwhelm'd with woes. 4 He over thee his wings shalt spread, 10 Whilst thou exalt'st my sov'reign And cover thy unguarded bead;

power, His Truth shall be thy strong defence, And mak'st it largely spread: 6 No terrors that surprise by night And with refreshing oil anoint'st Slall thy undaunted courage fright, My consecrated head.

Nor deadly shafts that ay by day; 11 I soon shall see my stubborn fues 6 Nor plague, of unknown rise, that kills. To utter ruin brought; in darkness, nor infectious ills

And hear the disrnal end of those That in the hottest season slay.

Who have against me fought. 7 A thousand at thy sile sliall die, 12 But righteous men, like fruitlul palms, At thy right hand ten thousand lie,

Shail make a glorious show; While thy firm health untouch'd re. As cedars that on Lebanon mains;

In stately order grow. 9 Thou only shalt look on and see 13, 14 These, planted in the house of God, The wicked's dismal tragedy,

Within his courts shall thrive; And count the sinner's mournful gains. Their vigour and their lustre both 9 Because, with well-plac'd confidence, Shall in old age revive. 'Thou mak'st the Lord thy sure defence, 15 Thus will the Lord bis justice show; And on the Highes: dost rely;

And God, my strong defence,
JO Therefore no ill shall thee befall, Shall due rewards to all the world
Nor to thy healthful dwelling shall Impartially dispense.
Any infectious plagues draw nigh.

!! For he throughout thy happy days,
To keep thee safe in all thy ways,

TITH glory clad, with strength ar. WITH

ray'd, Shall give his angels strict commands; 12 And they, lest thou should'st chance The world's foundation strongly laiu,

The Lord, that o'er all nature reigns, to meet

And the vast fabric still sustains. With some rough stone to wound thy feet, 2 How surely 'stablish'd is thy throne,

Shall bear thee safely in their hands. Which shall no change nor period see! 13 Dragons and asps that thirst for blood, For thou, O Lord, and thou alone, And lions roaring for their food,

Art God from all eternity! Beneath his conqu’ring feet shall lie :

3, 4 The Hoods, O Lord, lift up their * Because he lov'd and honour'd me, Therefore, says God, I'll set him free,

And toss the troubled waves on high ; And fix his glorious throne on high

But God abuse can still their noise, 15 He'll call i'll answer when he calls,

And make the angry sea comply. And rescue him when ill belulls;

5 Thy promise. Lord, is ever sure, Increase his honour and his wealth : 16 And when, with indisturb'd content, That happy station to secure,

And they that in thy house would dwell, His long and happy life is spent,

Must still in holiness excel.
His end I'll crown with saving health,

To thank the Lord most high :

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Thy vengeance now disclose; And with repeated hymns of praise Arise, thou Judge of all the earth, His name to magnify!

And crush thy haughty foes. 2 With every morning's early dawa 3, 4 How long; O Lord, shall sinful mien His goodness to relate;

Their solemu triumphs make ?
And of his constant truth, each night, How long their wicked actions boast,
The glad effects repeat.

And insolently speak ? 3 To ten-string 'd instruments we'll sing, 5, 6 Not only they thy saints oppress,

With tunefulpsalt'ries join'd; But, un provok'd, they spill And to the barp, with solemio sounds, The widow's and the stranger's blood, For sacred use design'd

And helpless orphans kill. 4 For through thy wondrous works, 07" And yet the Lord shall ne'er perceive,' Thu mak'st my heart rejoice; (Lorul Profanely thus they sptuk,



* Nor any notice of our deeds

The strength of hills that reach the skies, The God of Jacob take.”

Subjected to his empire lies. 8 At length, ye stupid fools, your wants 5 The rolling ocean's vast abyss, Endeavour to discern:

By the same sovereign right is ha; In forly will you still proceed,

Tis mov'd by his Almighty hand, And wisdoin never learn?

That form'd and find the solid land 9, 10 Can he be dear who form'd the ear ? 6 let us to his courts repair,

Or blind, who fram'd the eye ? And bow with adoration there; Shall earth's great Judge not punish those Down on our knces devoutly all Who his known will defy ?

Before the Lord, our Maker, fall 11 He fathoms all the thoughts of men ; 7 For he's our God, our Shepherd he, To him their hearts lie bare ;

His flock and pasture sheep are we :
His eye surveys them all, and sees If then you'll, like his flock, draw best,
How vain their counsels are.

To-day if you his voice will bear,

8 Let not your harden 'd hearts renew 12 Bless'd is the man, whom thou, O Your fathers' crimes and judgments toe;

In kindness dost chastise ; [Lord, Nor here provoke my wrath, as they And by thy sacred rules to walk In desert plains of Meribah

(mora, Dost lovingly advise.

9 When through the wilderness they 13 This man shall rest and safety find And me with fresh temptations provide In seasons of distress;

They still, through unbelief, rebellid Whilst God prepares a pit for those Whilst they my wondrous works beheld. That stubbomly transgress.

10 They forty years my patience griev'd, 14 For God will never from his saints Though daily I their wants reliera. His favour wholly take;

Then... 'Tis a faithless race, I said. His own possession and his lot

Whose heart from me has always stray'd. He will not quite forsake.

11 They ne'er will tread my righteoa 15 The world shall then confess thee just path; In all that thou hast done;

Therefore to them, in settled wrath, And those that choose thy upright ways, Since they despis'd my rest, I sware, Shall in those paths go on.

That they should never enter there. 16 Who will appear in my behalf,

PSALM XCVI. When wicked men invade ? Or who, when sinners would oppress, Let earth in one assembled throng

My righteous cause shall plead ? Her common Patron's praise resound: 17, 18, 19 Long since had 1 in silence 2 Sing to the Lord, and bless his name,

But that the Lord was near, (sleph, From day to day his praise proclaim, To stay me when I slipt; when sad, Who us has with salvation crown'd: My troubled heart to cheer.

13 To heathen lands his fame rebearse, 20 Wilt thou wbu art for most just, His wonders to the universe Their sinful throne sustain,

4 He's great and greatly to be prais'd, Who make the law a fair pretence In majesty and glory ais'd Their wicked ends to gain ?

Above all other deities 21 Against the lives of righteous men 5 For pageantry and idols all They form their close design;

Are they, whom gods the heathen call; And blood of innocents to spill

He only rules, who made the skies In solemn league combine.

6 With majesty and honour crown'd, 22 But my defence is firmly placed Beauty and strength his throne surround In God, the Lord most high :

17 Be therefore both to him restor'd He is my rock, to which I may By you, who have false gods ador'd; For refuge alwa ys fly

Ascribe due honour to his name: 23 The Lord shall cause their ill designs & Peace-off'rings on his altar lay, On their own heads to fall

Before his throne your homage pay, He in their sins shall cut them off,

Which he, and he alone, can claim. Our God shall slay them all.

9 To worship at his sacred PSALM XCV.

Let all the trembling world resort. O COME loud anbluemas miehe King

10 Proclaim aloud, Jehovah reigns, Loud thanks to our Almighty King ; Whose power the universe sustains, For we our voices high should raise, And banish'd justice will restore ; When our salvation's Rock we praise. 11 Let therefore heaven new joys confesss 2 Jato his presence let us haste, thank him for his favours past;

And heavenly mirth let earth express; To him address, in joyful

Its loud applause the ocean roar ; The praise thal to his name belongs.

Its mule inhabitants rejoice,

And for this triumph find a voice. 3 For God the Lord, enthron'd in state, Is with unrivall'd glory, great :

12 For joy let fertile valleys sing, A King superior far to all

The cheerful groves their tribute bring,

The luneful choir of birds awake, Whom gods the heathen falsely call. 4 The depths of earth are in his hand,

13 The Lord's approach to celebrate;

Who now sets out with awful state, Her secret wealth at liis commandi His circuit through the earth lu tabe:


from heaven to judge the world he's, 6 The trumpet and shnll comet's sound come,

Before th' Almighty King.
With justice to reward and doom. 7 Let the loud ocean roar her joy

With all the seas contain ;

The earth, and her inhabitants,

Join concert with the main. In his just government rejoice ; 9 With joy let riv'lets swell to streams Let all the isles with sacred mirth, To spreading torrents they ;

In his applause unite their voice. And echoing vales from hill to hill 2 Darkness and clouds of awful shade Redoubled shouts convey ;

His dazzling glory shroud in slate ; 19 To welcome down the world's great Justice and truth his guards are made,

Judge, And fi'd by his pavilion wait.

Who does with justice come, 3 Devouring fire before his face,

And with impartial equity, His foes around with vengeance struck; Both to reward and doom. 4 His lightning set the world on blaze ;

PSALM XCIX. Earth saw it and with terror shook. 5 The proudest hills his presence felt, EHOVAH reigns ; let therefore all Their height nor strength could help The guilty nations quake : afford;

On Cherubs' wings he sits enthron'd; The proudest hills like wax did melt Let earth's foundations shake.

In presence of th' Almighty Lord. 2 On Sion's hill he keeps his court, 6 The heavens, his righteousness to show,

His pa lace makes her towers; With storms fire our foes pursu'd,

Yet thence his sovereignty extends And all the trembling world below Supreme o'er earthly powers. Have his descending glory view'd.

3 Let therefore all with praise address 7 Confounded be their impious host,

His great and dreadful name; Who make the gods to whom they pray;

And, with his unresisted might, All who of pageant idols boust :

His holiness proclaim. To him, ye gods, your worship pay

4 For truth and justice, in his reign, 8 Glad Sion of thy triumph heard,

Of strength and power take place ; And Judah's daughters were o'erjoy'd ; His judgments are with righteousness Because thy righteous judgments, Lord,

Dispens'd to Jacob's race. Have pagan pride anú power destroy'd. 5 Therefore exalt the Lord our God; 9 For thou, o God, art seated high

Before his footstool fall; Above earth's potentates enthron'd;

And, with his unresisled migh. Thou, Lord, unrivall'd in the sky,

His holiness extol. Supreme by all the gods art own’d.

6 Moses and Aaron thus of old 10 Ve who to serve this Lord uspire, Among his priests ador'd; Abhor what's ill, and truth esteem;

Among his prophets Samuel thus He'll keep his servants' souls entire,

His sacred name implor'd. And them from wicked hands redeem. Distress'd, upon the Lord they callid, u For seeds are sown of glorious light, But, as with rev'rence they implor'd,

Who ne'er their suit deny'd ;.
A future harvest for the just;
And gladness for the beart that's right,

He graciously reply'd
To recompense its pious trust.

17 For with their camp: to guide their 12 Rejoice, ye righteous, in the Lord; The cloudy pillar mov'd; (march, Memorials of his holiness

They kept his law, and to his will
Deep in your faithful breasts record,

Oiedient servants prov'd
And with your thankful tongues confess. He answer'd them, forgiving oft

His people for their sake :

And those who rashly them Oppos'd,
ING to the Lord a new-made song,

Did sad examples make.
Who wondrous things has done ;

19 With worship at his sacred courts With his right hand and holy arm

Exalt our God and Lord; The conquest he has won.

For he, who only holy is, 2 The Lord has through the astonish'd

Alone should be ador'd.
Display'd his saving might, (world

And made his righteois acts appear
In all the heathen's sight.

To God their cheerful voices raise; 3 or Israel's house his love and truth Glad homage pay, with awful mirth, Have ever mindful been ;

And sing before him songs of praise : Wide earth's remotest parts the power 3 Convinc'd that he is God alone, of Israel's God have seen.

From whom both we and all proceed ; 4 Let therefore earth's inhabitants We, whom he chooses for his own, Their cheerful voices raise ;

The flock that he vouchsafes to feed. And all, with universal

4 O enter then bis temple gate, Resound their Maker's praise.

Thence to his courts devoutly press 5 With harp and hymn's soft inelody, And still your grateful hymns repeat, Into the concert bring

And still his name with praises bra


5 For he's the Lord supremely good, 10 Because on me with double weight His mercy is for ever sure ;

Thy heavy with doch lie ;
His truth, which always firmly stood, For thou, to make my fall more great,
To endless ages shall endure.

Didst lift ine up on high.

11 My days, just hast ning to their end,

Are like an evening shade;
O mercy's never failing spring;

And steadfast judgınent, I will sing: My beauty does like wither'd grass,
And since they both to thee belong, With waning lustre fade.
To thee, O Lord, address my song. 12 But thy eternal state, O Lord,
2 Wien, Lord, thou shalt with me reside, No length of time shall waste:
Wise discipline my reign shall guide ; The mem'ry of thy wondrous works
With blameless life myself I'll make From age to age shall last.
A palleru for my court to take.

13 Thou shalt arise, and Sion view 3. No ill design will I pursue,

With an unclouded face ;
Nor those my fav'rites make that do : For now her time is come, thy own
4 Who to reproof has no regard, Appointed day of grace.
Himn will I totally discard.

14 Her scatter'd ruins by thy saints 5 The private slanderer shall be

With pity are survey'd :
In public justice doom'd by me: They grieve to see her losty spires
From haughty looks I'll turn aside, Indust and rubbish laid.
And mortify the heart of pride. 15, 16 The name and glory of the Lord
6 But honesty, call'd irom her cell, All heathen kings shall fear ;
In splendour at my court shall dwell : When he shall Sion build again,
Who virtue's practice make their care, And in full state appear.
Shall have the first preferments there. 17, 18 When he regards the poor's re-
7 No politics shall recommend

His country's foe to be my friend : Nor Slights their earnest prayer;
None e'er shall to my favour rise, Our sons, for their recorded grace,
By Hatt'ring or malicious lies.

Shall his just praise declare. 8 All those who wicked courses take, 19 For God, from his abode on high, An early sacrifice I'll make;

His gracious beains display'u ;
Cut off, destroy. till none remain The Lord, from heaven, his lofty throne,
God's holy city to profane.

Hath all the earth survey'd.

20 He listen 'd to the captives' moans I


He heard their mournful cry, Do thou, O Lord, attend; And freed, by his resistless power, To thy eternal throne of grace

The wretches doom'd 10 die. Let my sud cry ascend.

21 That they in Sion, where he dwells, 2 O hide not thou thy glorious face Might celebrate his fame, In times of deep distress;

And through the holy city sing Incline thine ear, and when I call, Loud praises to his nanie: My sorrows soon redress.

22 When all the tribes assembling there, 3 Each cloudy portion of my life, Their solemn vows address,

Like scatter'd snioke expires; And neighb'ring lands, with glad consent, My shrivellid bones are like a hearth The Lord their God confess. Parch'd with continual tires.

23 But e'er my race is run, my strength 4 My heart, like grass that feels the blast Through tis fierce wrath decays; Or some infectious wind,

He has, when all my wishes bloom'd, Does langush so with grief, that scarco Cut short my hopeful days. My needful food I mind.

24 Lord, end not thou my life, said I, 5 By reason of my sad estate

When hall is scarcely past; I spend my breath in groans; Thy years, from worldly changes free, My fiesh is wom away, my skin

To endiess ages last. Scarce hiiles my starting bones. 25 The strong foundations of the earth 6 I'm like a pelican become,

Of old by thee were laid : That clues in deserts mourn;

Thy hands the beauteous arch of heaven Orlike an owl that sits all day

Will wondrous skill have mare. On barren trees forlorn.

26, 27 Whilst thou for ever shait endure, 7 In watchings, or in restless dreams, They soon shall pass away; The night by me is spent,

And, like a garment often wora, As sy those solitarte birds,

Shall tamish and decay. roofs frequent. Like that, when thou ordain'st their 8 All day by railing foes I'm made

change, The subject of their scorn

To thy conunand they bend; W'ho all. possess'd with furious rage, But thou continu'st still the sune, Have my destruction sworn.

Nor have thy years an end. 9 When grov'ling on the ground I lie, 28 Thou to the children of thy saints

Oppress'a with grief and itars, My bread is strewd with ashes o'er,

Shall lasting quiet give

WVbose happy race, securely fiz'll, Sly drink is mixed with tears.

Shall in thy presence live

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