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60 He quitted Shiloh, and the tents Those sinful kingdoms let it crush, Where once he chose to dwell.
That have not own'd thy power. 61 To vile captivity his ark,
7 For their devouring jaws have prey'd His glory to disclaio,
On Jacob's chosen race ; 62 His people to the sword he gave, And to a barren desert turn'd Nor would his wrath restrain.
Their fruitful dwelling-place. 63 Destructive war their abiest youth 8 O think not on ur former sins, Untimely did confound;
But speerlily prevent No virgin was to th' altar led,
The utter ruin of thy saints, With nuptial garlands crown'd
Almost with sorrow spent. 64 In tghi the sacrificer fell,
9 Thou God of our salvation, help, The priest a victim bled;
And free our souls from blame; And widows who their death should So shall our pardon and defence mour,
Exalt thy glorious name Themselves of grief were dead. 10 Let infidels, that scoring say, 65 Then, is a giant cous'd from sleep, ** Where is the God they boast ?"
Whom wine had throughly warind, In vengeance for thy slaughter'd saints, Shouls out alou, the Lord awak'd, Perceive thee to their cost. And his proud loe alarm'd
11 Lord, hear the sighing pris'ner's 66 te smote their host, lhat from the field
moans, A scatter'd remnant came,
Thy saving power extend; With wounds imprinted on their backs Preserve the wretches doom'd to die, Of everlasting shaine
From that untimely end 67 With conquest crown'd, he Joseph's 12 On them who us oppress, let all tents
Our sufl'rings be repaid ; And Ephraim's tribe forsook ;
Make their confusion seven times more 68 But Judah chose, and Sion's mount Than what on us they laid. For his lov d dwelling took.
13 So we, thy people and thy flock, 69 His temple he erected there,
Shall ever praise thy name; With spires exalted high;
And with glad hearts our grateful thanks, While sleep and fix'd those of earth, From age to age proclaim. The strong oundations lie.
PSALM 1XXX. 70 His faithful servant David too He tor his chuice did own,
ISRAEL'S Shepherd, Joseph's Guide, And i rom the sheepfolds him adve
Our prayers to thee vouchsafe to To set on Juclan's throne
hear : 71 From Lending on the teeming ewes,
Thou that dost on Cherubs ride, He brought hiin torth to feed
Again in solenn stale appear. His own inheritance, the tribes
2 Behold how Benjamin expects, Of Israel's chosen seed
With Ephraim and Manasseh join'd, 72 Exalted thus, the monarch prov'd
In our delivrance the effects A faithful shepherd still;
Of thy resistless strength to find. He fed thein with an upright heart,
3 Do thou convert us, Lord, do thou And guided them with skill.
The lustre of thy face display;
And all the ills we suffer now,
Like scatter'd clouds, shall pass away.
(thou, whom heavenly hosts obey, BE EHOLD, 1 God, bow heathen hosts Have thy possession seiz'd!
How long shall thy fierce anger burn? Thy sacred house they have defil'd,
How long thy suff ring people pray, Thy holy city ral'd!
And to their prayers have no return ? 2 The mangled bodies of thy saints
5 When hungry, we are forc'd to drench Abmad unbury'd lay;
Our scanty food in floods of woe ; Their flesh expos'o to savage beasts,
When dry, our raging thirst we quench And ruv 'noue birds of prey.
With streams of tears that largely flow. 3 Quite through Jerus'lem was their 6 For us the heathen nations round,
As for a common prey, contest; Like common water shed;
Our foes with spiletul joys abound, And none were left alive to pay
And at our lost condition jest. Last duties to the dead.
7 Do thou convert us. Lord, do thou 4 The neighb'ring ands our small re. And all the ills we suffer now,
The lustre of thy face display; mains With loud reproaches wound ;
Like scatter'd clouds, shall pass away. And we a laughing-stock are made
PART 11. To all the nations round.
8 Thou brought'st a vine from Egypt's 5 How bng wilt thou be angry, Lord ?
land; Must we for ever mourn
And, casting out the heathen race, Shell thy devouring jealous rage, Didst plant it with thine own right hand, Like fire, for ever burn?
And firmly fix it in their place 6 On foreign lands, that know not thee, 19 Before it ihou prepar'dst the way, Thy heavy vengeance shower;
And mad'st it take a lasting rool
Which, Lless'd with thy indulgent ray, Your servile lands by me seed
O'er all the land did widely shoot. From lab'ring in the clay 10, 11 The hills were cover'd with its 7 Your ancestors, with wre
To me for aid did call; Its goodly boughs did cedars seem ; With pily 1 their suff ring Its branches to the sea were spread.
And set them free from And reach'd to proud Euphrates' They sought for me, and f
the cloud stream
In thunder I reply'd, 12 Why then hast thou its hedge o'er- At Meribah's contentious stream thrown,
Their faith and duty tryd Which thou hast made so firm and
PART 11 strong?
& While I my solenn will declare, Whilst all its grapes, desenceless grown, My chosen people, hear :
Are pluck'd by those that pass along If thou, O Israel, to my words 13 See how the bristling forest boar Will lend thy list'ning ear;
With dreadful fury lays it waste ; 9 Then shall no God besides myself Hark! how the savage monsters roar, Within thy coasts be found And to their helpless prey make haste. Nor shalt thou worship any God PART 1
Of all the nations ri md. 14 To thee, O God of hosts, we pray; 10 The Lord thy God in I, who thee
Thy wonted goodness, Lord, renew ; Brought forth fron Egypt's land; From heaven, thy throne, this vine sur-'Tis I that all thy ju desires
Supply with libro and And her sad state with pity view. 11 But they, my ch in race, refus'd 15 Behold the vineyard made by thee, To hearken to my
Which thy right hanrl did guard so long; Nor would rebellion Israel's sons And keep that Cranch from danger free, Make me their howy choice. Which for thyself thou mad'st so 12 So I, provok'd, sign d them up strong
To every lust a pyi 16 To wasting Aames 'tis made a prey, And in their own p rverse designs
And all its spreading boughs cut down ; Permitted them to stray At thy rebuke they soon decay,
13 O that my people wisely would And perish at thy drealul frown. My just commandments heed ! 17 Crown thou the King with good suc- And Israel in my righteous ways cess,
With pious care proceed ! By thy right hand secur'd from wrong; 14 Then should my heavy judgments fall The Son of Man in mercy bless,
On all that them oppose, Whom for thyself thou mad'st so And my avenging hand be lur'd strong
Against their num'rous foes 18 So shall we still continue free 15 Their eneni 's and mine should all
From whatsoe er deserves thy blame; Before my fitstool bend :
Will always praise thy holy name. Should neve know an endi
With finest wheat their field: And all the ills we suffer uow,
The Warren rocks, to please their taste, Like scatter'd clouds, shall pass away. Should richest honey yield PSALM LXXX1
COD in the great assembly slands, With loud applauses sing And jointly make a cheerful noise In state surveys the earthly gods. To Jacob's awful King
And does their judgments try. 2 Compose a hymn of praise, and touch 2, 3 How dare ye then unjustly judge Your instruments of joy;
Or be to sioners kind ? Let psalteries and pleasant harps Defend the orphans
the poor Your grateful skill employ
Let such your justice find. 3 Let trumpets at the great new moon 4 Protect the humble helpless man, Their joyful voice res ruise,
Reduc'd to deep
distress ; То
celebrate appointed time, And let not him become a pres The solemn day of praise
To such as would oppress, 4 For this a statute was of old,
5 neither know, nor will they learty To be Which Jacob's God decru'd
But blindly rove and stray pious
Justice and truth, the world's supports, By. Israel's chosen seed.
Through all the land decay. 5 This he for
memorial fix'd, 6 Well then might God in anger say, When, ireed from Egypt's land, “ I've call'd you by my naine ; Strange nations' barb rous speech we I've said ye're gods, and all ally'
But could not understand [beard, "To the Most High in fame 6 Your burden'd shoulders 1 reliev'd, 17 " But ne'ertheless your unjust deede (Thus seems our God to say)
" To strict account I'll calli
You all shall die like common men, Or them confound, whose harden'd hearts Like other tyrants fall."
Thy gentler means disclaim. Arise, and thy just judgments, Lord, 18 So shall the wondering world confess, Throughout the earth display ;
That thou, who claim'st alone ad all the nations of the world
Jehovah's name, o'er all the earth
Hast rais'd thy lofty throue.
GOD of hosts, the mighty Lord, HOLD Doi thy peace, o. Lord our God, How lovely is the place Nor with consenting quiet looks
Where thou, enthron'd in glory, show'st Our ruin calmly see.
The brightness of thy face! For lo ! the tumults of thy foes
2 My longing soul faints with desire
To view thy blest abode :
My panting heart and fesly cry out
For thee, the living God. Lift up their threat ning head.
3 The birds, more bappy far than I, 3 Against thy zealous people, Lord,
Around thy temple throng
Securely there they build, and there
Securely hatch their young.
4 O Lord of hosts, my King and God, 4 " Come let us cut them off," say they,
How highly blest are they " Their nation quite deface;
Who in thy temple always dwell, "That no remembrance
And there thy praise display!
15 Thrice happy they, whose choice has
Their sure protection made; (thee Consult with one consent :
Who long to tread the sacred ways And diff'ring nations, jointly leagued,
Thal to thy dwelling lead! Their common malice vent.
6 Who pass through Baca's thirsty vale, 6 The Ishmaelites, that dwell in tents,
Yet no refreshment want ; With warlike Edom join'd,
Their pools are fill'd with rain, which Au Moal's sons, our ruin vow,
thou With Hagar's race combin'd. 7 Proud Ainion's offspring, Gebal too, 17 Thus the proceed from strength to
At their request dost grant. With Amalek conspire
strength, The lords of Palestine, and all
And still approach more near; The wealthy sons of Tyre.
Till all on Sion's holy mount, 8 All these the strong Assyrian king Before their God appear.
Their firm ally have got ; Who with a powerful arny aids
8 O Lord, the mighty God of hosts,
My just request regard ;
Thou God of Jacob, let my prayer
Be still with favour heard.'
9 Behold, O God, for thou alone 9 But let such vengeance come to them, Canst timely aid dispense; As once to Midian came;
On thy anointed servant look, To Jabin and proud Sisera,
Be thou his strong defence. At Kishon's fatal stream;
10 For in thy couris one single day 10 When thy right hand their num'rous
'Tis better to attend, Near Endor did cont and, (hosts Than, Lord, in any place besides And ten their carcasses for dlung
A thousand days to spend. To feed the hungry ground.
Much rather in God's house will I 11. Let all their might, men the fate The meanest office lake, Of Zeb and Oreb share ;
Than in the wealthy tents of sin As Zeba and Zalmuna, so
My pompous dwelling make. Let all their princes fare:
11 For God, who is our Sun and Shield, 12 Who, with the same design inspir'd,
Will grace and glory give; Thus vainly boasting spake,
And no good thing will be withhold " In firin possession for ourselves
From them thut justly live. « Let us God's houses take."
12 Thou God, whom heavenly hosts 13 To ruin let them haste, like wheels
obey, Which downward swiftly move;
How highly blest is he, Like chaff before the wind, let all
Whuse hope and trust, securely plac'u, Their scatter'd forces prove
Is still repos 'd on thee! 14, 15 As flames consume dry wood, or
PSALM LXXXV. heath, That on parch'd mountains grows,
thy land So let thy fierce pursuing wrath
The favours we implor'd, With terrors strike thy foes.
And faithful Jacob's captive ruce 16, 17 Lord, shroud their faces with dis. Hast graciously restoru grace,
2, 3 Thy people's sins thou hast furgivna That they may own thy name; And all their guilt defac'u;
Thou hast not let try wrath flame on,
PART IT. Nor thy fierce anger last.
lu Teach me thy way, O Lord, and I 4 O God our Saviour, all our hearts From truth shall ne'er de part; To thy obedience turu;
In rey'rence to thy sacred name
12 Thee will I praise. () Lord my Gorl, 5, 6 For why should'st thou be angry Praise thee with heart sincere ; still,
thy everlasting name And wrath so long retain ?
Eternal trophies rear. Revive us. Lord, and let thy saints 13 Thy boundless mercy shown to me, Thy wonted comfort gain.
Transcends my power to tell ; 7 Thy gracious favour, Lord, display, For thou hast oft redeem'd my soul Which we have long implor'd;
From lowest depth of hell And, for thy wondrous mercy's sake, 14 O God, the sons of pride and strife Thy wonted aid afford
Have my destruction sought; 8 God's answer patiently I'll wait; Regardless of thy puwer, that oft For he, with glad success.
Has my deliv'rance wrought 11 they no more to folly turn,
15 But thou thy constant goodness didst His mourning saints will bless. To my assistance bring 9 To all that fear his holy name Of_patience, mercy, and of truth, His sure salvation's near
Thou everlasting spring And in its former happy state
16 0 bounteous Lord, thy grace and Our nation shall appear.
strength, 10 For mercy now with truth is join'd, To me thy servant show :
And righteousness with peace, Thy kind protection, Lord, on me, Like kind companions, ausent long, Thine handmaid's son, bestow.
Wil's friendly arms embrace. 17 Some signal give, which my proud foes 11, 12 Truth from the earth shall spring. May see with shaine and rage, whilst heav'n
When thou, O Lord, for my relief Shall streams of justice pour ;
And comfort dost engage. And God, from whom all goodness flows,
PSALM LXXXVII Shall endless plenty shower. GO
LOD'S Lemple crowns the holy mount; 13 Before him righteousness shall march, The Lord there condescends to dwell; And his just paths prepare ;
2 His Sion's gates, in his account, While we his holy steps pursue
Our Israel's fairest tents excel. With constant zeal and care.
3 Fame glorious things of thee shall sing,
O city of th Almighty King!
4 I'll mention Rahab with due praise, To my complaint, O Lord my God, In Babylon's applauses join,
The fame of Ethiopia raise, Hear me, distress'd, and destituto
With that of Tyre and Palestine ; or all relief but thinc,
And grant that some among them born, 2 Do thou, O God, preserve my soul, Their age and country did adorn That does thy name adore ;
5 But still of Sion I'll aver, Thy servant keep, and him, whose trust That many such from her proceed; Relies on thee, restore.
Th' Almighty shall establish her: 3 To me, who daily thee invoke, 6 His gen'ral list shall show, when read, Thy mercy, Lord, extend
That such a person there was born, 4 Refresh thy servant's soul, whose hopes and such did such an age adorn, On thee alone depend
7 He'll Sion find with numbers filla 5 Thou. Lord, art good, nor only good, Of such as merit bigh renown; But prompt to pardon too;
For hand and voice musicians skili'd ; or plenteous mercy to all those
And (her trariscending fame to crown) Who for thy mercy sue
of such she shall successions bring, 6 To my repeated humble prayer,
Like water from a living spring O Lord, attentive be;
PSALM LXXXVII. 7 When troubled, I on thee will call, For thou wilt answer me.
10 thee, my God, and Saviour, I TO
By day and night address my cry: 8 Among the gods there's none like thee, 2 Vouchsafe my mournful voice to hear; O Lord, alone divine !
To my distress incline thine ear. To thee as much inferior they,
3 For scas of trouble me invade, As are their works to thine.
My soul draws nigh to death's cold shade; 9 Therefore their great Creator thee 4 Like one whose strength and hopes are nations shall adore ;
They number me among the dead (flech Their long misguided prayers and praise 5 Like those who, shrouded in the grave, To thy d name restore.
From thee no more remembrance have ; 10 All shall confess thee grent, and great 6 Cast off from thy sustaining care, The wonders thou hast done;
Down to the confines of despair. Confess thee God, the God supreme, 17 Thy wrath has hard upon me lain, Confess thee God alone,
Lafflicting me with restless pain ;
Me all thy mountain waves have press'd, 8 Lord God of armies, who can boast Too weak, alas, to bear the least.
Of strength or power like thine re. 8 Renov'd from friends, I sigh alone,
nown'd? In a loath'd dungeon aid, where none Of such a num'rous, faithful host, A visit will vouchsafe to me,
As that which does thy throne sur. Confin'd, past hopes of liberty.
round ? 9 My eyes from weeping never cease ; 9 Thou dost the lawless sea control, They waste, but still my griefs increase ; And change the prospect of the deep; Yet daily. Lord, to thee I've pray'd Thou mak'st the sleeping billows roll; With oul-stretch'd hands invok'd thy Thou mak'st the rolling billows sleep: aid.
10 Thou break'st in pieces Rahab's pride 10 Wilt thou by miracle revive
And lidst oppressing power disarm; The dead, whom thou forsook 'st alive? Thy scatter d foes have dearly try'd From death restore, thy praise to sing,
the force of thy resistless arm. Whum thou from prison would'st not 11 In thee the sov'reign right remains bring
Of earth and heaven thee. Lord, alone 11 Shall the mute grave thy lose conless? The world, and all that it contains, A mould'ring tomb thy faithfulness? Their Maker and Preserver own. 12 Thy truth and power renown cbtain 12 The poles on which the globe does rest Where darkness and oblivion reign? Were form'd by thy creating voice ; 13 To thee, O Lord, I cry forlor; Tabor and Hermon, east and west, My prayer prevents the early mom : In thy sustaining power rejoice. 14 Why hasi thou, Lord, my soul forsook, 13 Thy arm is mighiy, strong thy hand, Nor once vouchsaf'da gracious look? Yet, Lord, thou dost with justice reign; 15 Prevailing sorrows bear me down, 14 Possess'd of absolute command, Which from my youth with me have Thou truth and mercy dost maintain. grown ;
15 Happy, thrice happy they, who hear Thy terrors past distract my mind. Thy sacred trumpet's joyful sound; And fears of blacker days behind Who may at festivals appear, 16 Thy wrath has burst upon my head, With thy most glorious presence Thy terruis fill my soul with dread;
crown'd. 17 Environ'd as with waves combin'd, 16 Thy saints shall always be o'erjoy'd, And for a gen'ral deluge join'd.
Who on thy sacred name rely;
17 For in thy strength they shall advance, Dead, or at least to me expir'd.
Whose conquests from thy favour PSALM LXXXIX.
18 The Lord of hosts is our defence, THY HY mercies, Lord, shall be my song:
And Israel'. God our Israel's King. My song on them shall ever dwell 19 Thus spak'st thou by thy Prophet's To ages yet unborn, my tongue
Vrwe, Thy never failing truth shall tell.
"A mighty champion I will send; 2 I have affirm'd, and still maintain, " From Judah's tribe have I made choice Thy mercy shall for ever last :
" Of one, who shall the rest defend. Thy truth, that does the heavens sustain, 20 " My servant David I have found,
Like them shall stand for ever fast. " With holy oil anointed him ; 3 Thus spak'st thou hy thy prophet's 21 " Him shall the hand support that voice :
crown'd, "With David I a league have made ; " And guard, that gave the diadem. "To him, my servant, and my choice, 22" No prince from him shall tribute " By solemn oath this grant convey'd :
force, 4 « While earth, and seas, and skies en. "No son of strife shall him annoy: dure,
23. His spiteful foes I will disperse, " Thy seed shall in my sight remain ; And them before his face destroy. " To them thy throne I will ensure, 24 " My truth and grace shall him suis. They shall to endless ages reign.'
tain : 5 For such stupendous truth and love,
* His armies, in well-order'd ranks, Both heaven and earth just praises owe, 25 “Shall conquer, from the Tyrian By choirs of angels sung alove, And by assembled saints below
" To Tigris and Euphrates' banks. 6 What seraph of celestial birth
26" Me for his father he shall take, To vie with Israel's God shall dare ? " His God and rock of safety call; Or who among the gods of earth 27 “ Him I my first-born son will make
With our Almighty Lord compare ? " And earthly kings his subjects all. 7 With rev'rence and religious dread, 28" To him my mercy I'll secure,
His saints should to his temple press; ** My cov'nant make for ever fast: His fear through all their hearts should 29 His seed for ever shall endure ; spread,
" His throne, till heaven dissolves, sha! Who his Almighty name conlen.