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My tongue with cheerful songs of praise And hatred's the return they make
Shall celebrate thy fame.

For undissembled love: 2 Awake, my lute : nor thou, my harp, 6 Their guilty leaders shall be made Thy warbling notes delay;

To some Il man a slave ; Whilst I with early hymns of joy

And when he's ury'd, his mortal foe Prevent the dawning day.

For his accuser have. 3 To all the list'ning tribes, O Lord, 7 His guilt, when sentence is pronounc'!, Thy wonders I will tell,

Shall meet a dreadful fale, And to those nations sing thy praise, Whilst his rejected prayer but serves That round about us dwell;

His crimes to aggravate. 4 Because thy mercy's boundless height 8 He, snatch'd by some untime!y rate, The highest heaven transcends,

Sha'n't live out half his days;
And far beyond th' aspiring clouds Another, by divine decree,
Thy faithful truth extends.

Shall on his office seize. 5 Be thou, O God, exalled high 9, 10 His seed shall orphans be, his wife Above the starry frane ;

A widow, plung 'd in grief; And let the world with one consent, His vagrant children beg their bread, Confess thy glorious name.

Where none cau give relief. 6 That all thy chosen people thee 11 His ill-got riches shall be made Their Saviour may declare;

To usurers a prey: Let thy right hand protect me still,

The fruit of all his toil shall he And answer thou my prayer

By strangers borne away Since God himself hath said the word, 12 None shall be found that this wants Whose promise cannot fail,

Their mercy will extend, With joy I Sechem will divide,

Or to his helpless orphan And measure Succoth's vale.

The least assistance lend. 8 Gilead is mine. Manasseh too,

13 A swift destruction soon shall seize And Ephraim owns my cause ;

On his unhappy race ;
Their strength and regal power supports, And the next ake his hated name
And Judah gives my laws.

Shall utterly deface
Moab l'll make my servile drudge, 14 The vengeance of his father's sins
Oa vanquish'd Edom tread;

Upon his head shall fall; And through the proud Philistine lands God on his mother's crimes shall think

My conqu’ring banners spread. And punish him for all. 10 B: whose support and aid shall I 15 All these, in horrid order runk'd Their well-fenc'd city gain ?

Before the Lord shall stand, Who will my troops securely lead Till his fierce anger quite cuts off

Through Edom's guarded plain ? Their mem'ry from the land. 11 Lord, wilt not thou assist our arms,

Which late thou didst forsake ?
And wilt not thou of these our hosts

16 Because he never mercy show'd, Once more the guidance take ?

But still the poor oppress'd; 12 () to thy servant in distress And sought to slay the helpless man, Thy speedy succour send ;

With heavy woes distress'd : For vain it is on human aid

17 Therefore the curse he lov'd to vent For safety to depend.

Shall his own portion prove; 13 Then valiant acts shall we perform, And blessings, which he still abhorr'd, If thou thy power disclose;

Shall far from him remove. Air God it is, and God alone,

18 Since be in cursing took such pride, 'That treads down all our fues.

Like water it shall spread

Through all his veins, and stick like oil, PSALM CIX

With which his bones are fed O GOD, whose former mercies make 19 This, like a poison'd robe, shall vil Hold not thy peace, but my sad stato Or an envenom'd belt, from which With wonted favour view :

He never shall be free. 2 For sinful men, with lying lips, 20 Thus shall the Lord reward all those Deceitful speeches frame,

Tha! ill to me design;
And with their study'd slander seek That with malicious false reports
To wound my spotless fame.

Against my life combine. 3 Their restless hatred prompts them still 21 But for thy glorious name, O God, Malicious lies to spread;

Do thou deliver me ;
And all against my life combine, And for thy plenteous mercy's sake,
By cau seless fury led.

Preserve and sel me free,
4 Those whom with tend'rest love I us'd, 22 For I, to utmost straits reducido
My chief opposers are :

Am void of all relief;
Whilst I, of other friends bereft, My heart is wounded with distress,
Resort to thee by prayer.

And quite piere'd through with grief, 5 Since mischief, for the good I did, 23 I like an ev'ning shade decline, Their strenge reward dues prove,

Which vanishes apace ;

Like locusts, up and down I'm loss 'd, 4 By precepts he hath tis enjoin'd
And have no certain place,

To keep his wondrous works in mind; 24, 25 My knees with fasting are grown And to posterity record, weak,

That good and gracious is our Lord. My body lank and lean ;

5. His bounty, like a Powing lide, All that behold me shake their heads, Has all his servants' wants supply'd; And treat me with disdain.

And he will ever keep in mind 26, 27 But for thy mercy's sake, O Lord, His cov'nant with our fathers sign'd. Do thou my foes withstand;

6 Al once astonish'd and o'erjoya, That all may see 'tis thy own act, They saw his matchless power employ'd,

The work of thy right hand. Whereby the heathen were suppress'd, 28 Then let them curse, so thou but And we their heritage possess'd.

Let shame the portion he [bless ; 7 Just are the dealings of his hands, of all that my destruction seek,

Immutable are his commands, While I rejoice in thee.

8 By truth and equity sustain'd, 29 My foes shall with disgrace be cloth'd ; And for eternal rules ordain'd. And, spite of all his pride,

9 He set his saints from bondage free, His own confusion, like a cloak, And then establish'd his decree, The guilty wretch shall hide

For ever lo remain the same : 30 But I to God, in grateful thanks, Holy and rev'rend is his name. My cheerful voice will raise ;

10 Who wisdom's sacred prize would win, And where the great assembly meets, Must with the fear of God begin : Set forth his noble praise

Immortal praise and heavenly skila 31 For him the poor shall always find Have they who know and do his wils

Their sure and constant friend; And he shall froin unrighteous dooms

Their guiltless sols defend.



THAT man is bless'd who stands in THE THOy for by footboomike. Of God, and moves his sacred law; 2. Sit thou in state at my right hand : 2 His seed on earth shall be renown'a, - Supreme in Sion thou shalt be, And with successive honours crown'd. " And all thy proud opposers see 3 His house, the seat of wealth, shall b.

“ Subjected to thy just command. An inexhausted treasury. 3 " Thee, in thy power's triumphant day. His justice, free from all decay, · The willing nations shall obey Shail blessings to his heirs convey. ** And, when thy rising beams they 4 The soul that's fill'd with virtue's ligh

Shines brightest in affliction's night; " Shall all, redeem'd from error's night, To pity the distressid inclin d, - Appear as numberless and bright As well as just to all mankind

** As crystal drops of morning dew." 5 His lib'ral favours he extends, 4 The Lord hath 'sworn, nor sworn in To some he gives, lo others lends; vain,

Yet what his charity impairs, That, like Melchisedech's, thy reign He saves by prudence in affairs.

And priesthood shall no period kuow: 6 Besel with threat'ning dangers round, 5 No proul competitor to sit

Unmov'd shall he maintain his ground: At thy right hand will he permit, The seed remembrance of the just But in his wrath crown'd heads o'er. Shall Aourish when he sleeps in dust throw

7 Ill tidings never can surprise 6 The sentenc'd heathen he shall slay, His heart that fix'd on God relies : And fill with carcasses his way.

8 On safety's rock he sits and sees Till he hath struck carth's tyrants dead; The shipwreck of his enemies. 7 But in the highway brooks shall first, 9 His hands, while they his alms beLike a poor pilgrim, slake his thirst,

stow'd, And then in triumph raise his head. His glory's future harvest sow'd, PSALM CXI

Whence he shall reap wealth, fame, re.

nown. praise

A lemp'ral and eternal crown. My soul her utmost power shall raise 10 The wicked shall his triumph see, With private friends, and in the throng And gnash their teeth in agony: Of saints, his praise shall be my song While their unrighteous hopes decay, 2 His works for greatness though re. And vanish with themselves away.

nown'd. His wondrous works with ease are found

PSALM CXIII. By those who seek for them arighi, VE saints and servaols of the Lord, And in the pious search delight

The triumphs of his name record ; 3 His works are all of matchless fame, 2 Bis sacred name for ever bless And universal glory clanı;

3 Where'er the circling sun displays His truth, confirm'd through ages past, His rising beams, or setting rays, Shall lo eternal ages last.

Due praise to his great name address


PRAISE se the Lord ; our God to

4 God through the world extends his? Its hands and feet nor feel normos: The regions of eternal day (sway: No life within it dwells.

But Shadows of his glory are : # Such senseless stocks they are, that we 5 With hin whose majesty excels, Can nothing like them find, Who made the heaven in which he dwells, But those who on their help rely, Let no created power compare

And them for gods design'd. 6 Though 'tis beneath his state to view 9 O Israel, make the Lord your trust, In highest heaven what angels do,

Who is your help and shield; Yet he to earth vouchsales sis care: 10 Priests, Levites, trust in him alone, He takes the needy from his reli, Who only help can yield. Advancing him in courts to dwell, 11 Let all who truly fear the Lord,

Companion to the greatest there. On him they fear rely; 7 When childless families ilespair, Who them in danger can defend, He sends the blessing of an heir.

And all their wants supply To rescue their expiring name, 112, 13 Of us he oft has mindful been, Makes her that barren was to bear. And Israel's house will bless : And joyfully her fruit to rear:

Priests, Levites, proselytes, even all then extol his matchless fame!

Who his great name confess.

14 On you, and on your heirs, he will
Israel, by the Almighty led, Increase of blessings bring :

Of this Almighty King From Egypt march'd, and Jacob's seed 16 Heaven's highest orb of glory he

From bondage in a foreign soil; His empire's seat design'd; 2 Jehovah, for his residence,

And gave this lower globe of earth Chose out imperial Judah's ten, A portion to mankind. His mansion royal, and from thence 17 They who in death and silence sleep

Through Israel's camp his orders sent. To hiin no praise afford,
3 The distant sea with ippror saw, 18 But we will bless for evermore

And from the Almighty's presence fled; Our ever-living Lord.
Old Jordan's streams surpris’d with awe,
Retreated to their fountain's heart,

PSALM CXVI. 4 The taller mountains skipp'd like rams,

Meil with grateful thoughts of love When danger near the fold they hear; The hills skipp d after them like lambs Because the Lord vouchsaf'd to hear Affrighted by their leader's fear

The voice of my request.
5 Osea! what made your tide withdraw, 2 Since he has now his ear inclin'd,

And naked leave your cozy bed? I never will despair;
Why, Jordan, against nature's law. But still in all the straits of life

Recoil'dst thon to thy fountain's head ? To him address my prayer. 6 Why, mountains, did ye skip, like rams 3 With deadly sorrows compassid round

When danger does approach the fold? With pains of hell oppress'd; Why after you the bills, like lambs When trouble seiz'd my aching heart,

When they their leader's Hight behold? And anguish rack'd my breast; 7 Earth, tremble on; well may'st thou 4 On God's Almighty name I call d, fear

And thus to him I pray'd. Thy Lord and Maker's face to see ; Lord, I beseech thee, save my soul, When Jacob's awful God draws near, With sorrow quite dismay'd."

"Tis time for earth and seas to flee : 5. 6 How just and merciful is God! 8 To flee from God, who nature's law How gracious is the Lord !

Confirnis and cancels at his will: Who saves the harmless, and to me Who springs from finty rocks can draw, Does tunely help afford. And thirsty vales with water fill. 7 Then free from pensive cares, my soul, PSALM CXV

Resume thy wonted rest;

For Goil has wondrously to thee LORD to us we claim no share,

His bounteous iuve exprest. Give glory, for thy mercy's sake, 8 When death alarm'd me, he remov'd And truth's eternal fame.

My dangers and my fears ; 2 Why should the heathen cry, Where's My feet from falling he secur'd,

And dryd d my eyes frona lears. The God whom we adore ?

9 Therefore my life's remaining years, 3 Convince them that in heaven thou art, Which God to me shall lend, And uncontrol'd thy power

Will I in praises to his name, 4 Their gods but gold and silver are, And in his service spend. The works of mortal hands;

10, 11 In God I trusted, and of him 5 With speechless mouth and sightless in greatest straits did boast; eyes

For in my flight all hopes of aid The molten idol stands

From faithless men were lost 6 The pageant has both ears and nose, 12, 13 Then what retum to him shall ! But neither hears nor smells;

For all his goodness make ?


I'll praise his name, and with glad zeal He is my Saviour and my strength,
The cup of blessing take.

He only claims my songs.
14, 15 I'll pay my vows among his saints, 15 Joy fills the dwelling of the just,
Whose blool, howe'er despis'd

Whom God has sav'd from harm; By wicked men, in God's account For wondrous things are brought to pass 1s always highly priz'd.

By his Almighty arm
IS By various ties, O Lord, must I 16 He, by his own resistless power,
To thy dominion bow;

Has endless honour won;
Ty humble handmaid's 'son before, The saving strength of his right hand
Thy ransoin'd captive now!

Amazing works has done.
17, 18 To thee I'll off rings bring of 17_God will not suffer me to fall,

But still prolongs my days;
And whilst I bless thy name, Thai, by declaring all his works,
The just performance of my vows I may advance his praise.
To all ihy saints proclaim.

18 When God had surely me chastis'd, 19 They in Jerusalem shall meet, Till quite of hopes bereav'l, And in thy house shall join,

His mercy from the gates of death
To bless thy name with one consent, My fainting life reprievid.
And mix their songs with mine. 19 Then open wide the temple-gates,

To which the just repair,

That I may enter in, and praise WTO cheerful notes let all the earth My great Deliv'rer there.

20, 21 Within those gates of God's abode, Let all, inspir'd with godly mirth,

To which the righteous press, Sing solemn hymns of praise.

Since thou hast heard, and set me safe, 2 God's tender mercy knows no bound,

Thy holy name I'll bless. His truth shall ne'er decay ;

22, 23 That which the builders ORCE Then let the willing nations round

refusid, Their grateful tribule pay.

Is now the corner stone;

This is the wondrous work of God,
O PRAISE the Lord, for he is good,

The work of God alone.

24, 25 This day is God's; let all the That his kind favours ever last,

land Let thankful Israel say.

Exalt their cheerful voice; 3, 4 Their sense of his eternal love Lord, we beseech thee, save us now, Let Aaron's house express;

And make us still rejoice. And that it never fails, let all

26 Him that approaches in God's name, That fear the Lord confess.

Let all th' assembly bless : 5 To God I made my humble moan, | We that belong to God's own house

With troubles quite opprest; and be releasd me from my straits, 27 God is the Lord, through whom we al And granted my request

Both light and comfort find; 6 Since therefore God does on my side Fast to the altar's hom, with cords, So graciously appear;

The chosen victim bind Why should the vain attempts of men 28 Thou art my Lord, O God, and still Possess my soul with fear ?

I'll praise thy holy name; 7 Since God with those that aid my cause Because thou only art my God, Vouchsales my part to take,

I'll celebrate thy fame. To all my foes I need not doubt 29 0 then with me give thanks to God, A just return to make.

Who still does gracious prove; 8, 9 For better 'tis to trust in God, And let the tribute of our praise And have the Lord our friend,

De endless as his love. Than on the greatest human power

For safety to depend.
10, 11 Though many nations, closely

Did oft beset me round;
Yet, hy his boundless power sustain'd, The pure and perfect way!

I did their strength confound. Who never from the sacred paths 12 They swarm'd like bees, and yet their Of God's commandments stray! rage

2 How bless'd, who to his righteous laws Was but a short-liv'd blaze ;

Have still obedient been ! For whilst op God I still rely'd,

And have with fervent humble zeal I vanquishi'd them with ease.'

His favour sought to win! 13 When all united press'd me hard, 3 Such men their utmost caution use In hopes to make me fall,

To shun each wicked deed; The Lord vouchsaf'd to take my part, But in the path which he directs And save me from them all.

With constant care proceedl. 14 The honour of my strange escape 4 Thou strictly hast enjoin'd us, Lord, To him alone belonge ;

To learn thy sacred will;

How blesed are they, who always

And all our diligence employ

121 Thy sharp rebuke shall crush the Thy statutes to fulfil.

proud, 5 O then that thy most holy will Whom still thy curse pursues ;

Might o'er my ways preside, Since they to walk in thy right ways And I the course of all my life

Presumptuously refuse. Ey thy direction guide!

22 But far from me do thou, O Lord, 6 Then with assurance should I walk, Contempt and shame remove ; From all confusion free ;

For I thy sacred laws affect Convinc'd, with joy, that all my ways

With undissembled love With thy commands agree.

23 Though princes oft, in council met, 7 My upright heart shall my glad mouth Against thy servant spake; With cheerful praises fill :

Yet I thy statutes to observe When, by thy righteous judgments My constant business make. taught,

24 For thy commands have always been I shall have learnt thy will.

My comfort and delight; 8 So to thy sacred laws shall I

By them I learn, with prudent care, All due observance pay;

To guide my steps aright. O then forsake me noi. my God,

DALETH Nor cast me quite away

25 My soul, oppress'd with deadly care, BETH

Close to the dust does cleare :
9 How shall the young preserve their Revive me, Lord, and let me now

From all pollution free? [ways Thy promis'd aid receive
By making still their course of life 26 To thee I still declar'd my ways,
With thy commands agree

And thou inclin'st thine ear; 10 With hearty zeal for thee I seek, O teach me then my future life To thee for succour pray:

By thy just laws to steer. O suffer not my careless steps

27 If thou wilt make me know thy laws, From thy right paths to stray.

And by their guidance walk, Jl Sale in my heart, and closely hid, The wondrous works which thou tast Thy word, my treasure, lies;

Shall be my constant talk. Cosa To succour me with timely aid,

29 But see, my soul within me sinks, When sinful thoughts arise.

Press'd down with weighty care; 12 Secur'd by that, my grateful soul Do tnou, according to thy word, Shall ever bless thy name :

My wasted strength repair. O teach me then by thy just laws :29 Far, far from me be all false ways My future life to frame.

And lying arts remov'd ; 13 My lips, unlock'd by pious zeal, But kindly grant I still may keep To others have declard

The path by thee appror'd. How well the judgments of thy mouth 30 Thy faithful ways, thou God of truth, Deserve our best regard.

My happy choice I've made;
14 Whilst in the way of thy commands Thy judgments, as my rule of life,
More solid joy I found,

Before me always laid.
Than bad I been with vast increase 31 My care has been to make my life
Of envy'd riches crown'd

With thy commands agree;
15 Therefore thy just and upright laws O then preserve thy servant, Lord,
Shall always all my mind,

From shame and ruin free
And those sound rules, which thou pre 32 So in the way of thy commands

All due respect shall find [scrib'st, Shall I with pleasure run,
16 To keep thy statutes undefac d And, with a heart enlarg'd with joy,
Shall be my consunt joy ;

Successfully go on.
The strict remembrance of thy word

HE Shall all my thoughts employ.

33 Instruct me in thy statutes, Lord, GIMEL.

Thy righteous paths display 17 Be gracious to thy servant, Lord, And I from them through all my life, Do thou my life defend,

Will never go astray. That I, according to thy word.

34 If thou true wisdom from above My future time may spend.

Wilt graciously impart.
18 Enlighten both my eyes and mind, To thy perfect laws I will
That so I may discern

Dy Zealous heart.
The wondrous work which they behold, 35 Direct me in the sacred ways
Who thy just precepts learn.

To which thy precepts lead;
Though. like
a stranger in the land,

Because my chief delight has been From place to place I stray,

Thy Thy righteous ludgments from my sight 36 Do thou to thy most just commande

righteous paths in tread. Remove not thou away

Incline my willing heart; 20 My fainting soul is almost pin'd, Le no desire of worldly wealth With earnest longing spent,

From thee my thoughis divert. Whist always on the eager search 37 From those vain objects tom my eye! tiy just will intent:

Which this false world displays;

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