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6 'Tis God, who from a foreigo soil Ev'n rebels shall partake thy grace,
Restores poor exiles to their home; And humble proselytes repair Dakes captives free, and fruitless toil To worship at thy dwelling-place, Their proud oppressor's righteous And all the world pay homage there. doom.
19 For benefits each day bestow'd, + 'Twas so of old, when thou didst lead Bę daily his great name ador'd,
In person, Lord, our armies forth; 20 Who is our Saviour, and our God, Stratige terrors tbro' the desert spread, Of life and death the sov'reign Lord.
Convulsions shook tbe astonish'd earth. 21 But justice for his harden'd foes % The breaking clouds did rain distil, Proportion'd vengeance hath decreed, And heaven's high arches shook with To wound the hoary head of those fear:
Who in presumptuous crimes proceed. How then shoald Sinai's humble hill 22 The Lord hatb thus in thunder spoke:
Of Israel's God the presence hear? As I subdu'd proud Bashan's king, Thy hand, at famish'd earth's com- Once more I'll break my people's yoke, plaint,
And from the deep my servants bring. Reliev'd her from celestial stores, 23 Their feet shall with a crimson flood And when thy heritage was faint, Of slaughter'd foes be cover'd o'er; Assuay'd the drought with plenteous Nor earth receive such impious blood, show'rs.
But leave for dogs the unhallow'd 10 There savages had rang'd before, gore.' At ease thou mad'st our tribes reside;
PART III. And, in the desert, for the
24 When, marching to thy blest abode, Thy gen'rous bounty did provide. The wond'ring multitude survey'd PART II.
The pompous state of thee, our God, 11 Thou gav'st the word; we sally'd In robes of majesty array'd;. forth,
25 Sweet singing Levites led the var; And in that pow'rful word o'ercame; Loud instruments brought up the rear; Whilevirgin-troops,with songs of mirth, Between both troops, a virgin-train
In state our conquest did proclaim. With voice and timbrel charm'd the 12 Vast armies, by such gep'rals led,
As vet had ne'er receiv'd a foil, 26 'This was the burthen of their song: Forsook their camp with sudden dread, In full assemblies bless the Lord;
And to our women left the spoil. "All who to Israel's tribes belong, 13 Though Egypt's drudges you have Of Israel's God the praise record.' been,
27 Nor little Benjamin alone Your army's wing shall shine as bright From neighb'ring bounds did there As dores, in golden sun-shine seen,
attend, Or silver'd o'er with paler light. Nor only Judah's nearer throne 14 'Twas so, when God's Almighty hand Her counsellors in state did send;
O'er scatter'd kings the conquest won; But Zebulon's remoter seat, Our troops, drawn up on Jordan's strand, And Naphtali's more distant coast, lligh Salmon's glitt'ring snow out. The grand procession to complete, shone.
Sent their triber, a princely host. 15 From thence to Jordan's farther 28 Thus God to strength and unior coast
brought And Bashan's hill we did advance: Our tribes, at strife till that blest hour; No more her height shall Bashan boast, This work, which thou, O God, hast But that she's God's inheritance.
wrought, 16 But wherefore (though the honour's Confirm with fresh recruits of pow's. great)
29 To visit Salem, Lord, descend, Should this, 0 mountain, swell your And Sion, thy terrestrial throne; pride?
Where kings with presents shall attend For Sion is his chosen seat,
And thee with offer'd crowns atone. Were he for ever will reside. 30 Break down the spearmen's rankt
, 17 His chariots numberless; his pow'rs
who threat Åre heav'nly hosts, that wait his will; Like pamper'd herds of savage might; His presence now fills Sion's tow'rs, Their silver armour'd chiefs defeat, As once it honour'd Sinai's hill.
Who in destructive war delight. 18 Ascending bigh, in triumph thou 31 Egypt shall then to God stretch forth Captivity hast captive led;
Her hands, and Afric homage bring; and on thy people didst bestow 32 The scatter'd kingdoms of the earth
The spoil or armies once their dread. Their common sov'reign's praises sing ;
38 Who, mounted on the loftiest sphere 15 Control the deluge, ere ft spread,
Of ancient heav'n, sublimely rides; And roll its waves above my head; From whence his dreadful voice we Nor deep destruction's open pit hear,
To close her jaws on me permit. Like that of warring winds and tides. 16 Lord, hear the humble pray’r I make, 34 Ascribe the power to God most high: For thy transcending goodness' sake; or humble Israel he takes care; Relieve thy supplicant once more Whose strength from out the dusky sky, From-thy abounding mercy's store.
Darts shining terrors through the air. 17 Nor from thy servant hide thy face 35 How dreadful are the sacred courts, Make haste, for desp'rate is my case; Where God has fix'd his earthly 18 Thy timely succour interpose, throne !
And shield me from remorseless foes. His strength his feeble saints supports, 19 Thou know'st what infamy and scorn To give God praise, and him alone. I from my enemies have borne ; PSALM LXIX.
Nor can their close dissembled spite, AVE me, o God, from waves that roll, or darkest plots escape thy sight,
20 Reproach and grief have broke my 2 With painful steps in mire I tread,
heart; And ueluges o'erflow my head. I look'd for some to take my part, 3 With restless cries my spirits faint, To pity or relieve my pain; My voice is hoarse with long complaint; But look'd, alas! for both in vain. My sight decays with tedious pain, 21 With hunger pined, for food I call; Whilst for my God I wait in vain. Instead of food, they gave me gall; 4 My hairs, though nunı’rous, are but And when with thirst my spirits sink, few,
They give me vinegar to drink. Compard with foes that me pursue 22 Their tables, therefore, to their health With groundless hate; grown now of Shall prove a snare, a trap their wealtb; might
23 Perpetual darkness seize their eyes, To execute their lawless spite. And sudden blasts their hopes surprise They force me, guiltless, to resign,
24 On them thou shalt thy fury pour, As rapine, what by right was mine: Till thy fierce wrath their race devours 6 Thou, Lord, my innocence dost see, 25 And make their house a dismal cell, Nor are my sins conceal'd from thee. Where none wille'er vouchsafe to dwell. 6 Lord God of hosts, take timely care, 26 For new afflictions they procurd Lest, for my sake, thy saints despair; For him who had thy stripes endur'd; 7 Since I have suffer'd for thy name And made the wound, thy scourge had Reproach, and hid my face in shame:
torn, 8 A stranger to my country grown,
To bleed afresh, with sharper scorn. Nor to my nearest kindred known; 27 Sin shall to sin their steps betray, A foreigner, expos’d to scorn
Till they to truth have lost the way: By brethren of my mother born. 28 Froin life thou shalt exclude thede 9 For zeal to thy lov'd house and name souls, Consumes me like devouring flame; Nor with the just their names enrol. Concern'd at their affronts to thee, 29 But me, howe'er distress'd and poor, More than at slanders cast on me. Thy strong salvation shall restore; 10 My very tears and abstinence 30 Thy pow'r with songs I'U then prør They construe in a spiteful sense:
claim, 11 When cloth'd with sackcloth for And celebrate, with thanks, thy name. their sake,
31 Our God shall this more highly prize, They me their common proverb make. Than herds or flocks in sacrifice; 12 Their judges at my wrongs do jest, 32 Which humble saints with joy shall Those wrongs they ought to have re- see, dress'd;
And hope for like redress with me. How should I then expect to be 33 For God regards the poor's com From libels of lewd drunkards free!
plaint; 13 Bui, Lord, to thee I will repair Sets pris'ners free from close restraint: For help, with humble, timely pray'r; 54 Let heav'n, earth, sea, their voices Relieve me from thy mercy's store;
raise, Display thy truth's preserving pow'r. And all the world resound bis praise. 14 from threatning dangers me relieve, 35 For God will Sion's walls erect; And from the mire my fiet retrieve; Fair Judah's cities he'll protect; From spiteful focs in safely keep,
Till all her scatter'd sons repair And saatch me from the ragiog deep. To undisturt'd possession mere
86 This blessing they shall, at their í Pursue and take him, whilst no hope death,
of timely aid is nigh.' To their religious heirs bequeath; 12 But thou, my God, withdraw not far, And they to endless ages more
For speedy help I call :
That seek to work my fall.
Shall on thy pow'r depend;
And I in grateful songs of praise And add to that deliv'rance speed. My time to come will spend. 2 Confusion on their heads return,
PART II. Who to destroy my soul combine; 15 Thy righteous acts, and saring Let them, defeated, blush and mourn, health,
Ensnar'd in their own vile design. My mouth shall still declare; 3 Their doom let desolation be; Unable yet to count them all,
With shame their malice be repaid, Though summ'd with utmost care. Who mock'd my confidence in thee, 16 While God yoachsafes me his support, And sport of my afflictions made.
I'll in his strength go on; 4 While those who hu.nbly seek thy All other righteousness disclaim,
And mention his alone. To joyful triumphs shall be rais'd ; 17 Thou, Lord, bast taught me from m And all who prize thy saving grace,
youth With me shall sing, The Lord be To praise thy glorious name; prais'd.
And, ever since, thy wondrous works 5 Thus, wretched though I am and Have been my constant theme. poor,
18 Then now forsake me not, when I The mighty Lord of me takes care: Am grey and feeble grown; Thou, God, who only canst restore,
Till I to these and future times, • To my relief with speed repair. Thy strength and pow'r bave shown. PSALM LXXI.
19 How high thy justice soars, O God!
How great and wondrous are In theeI put my steadfast trust;
The nighty works which thou hast done! Incline thine ear, and save my soul ; Who inay with thee compare!
For righteous is thy name. 20 Me, whom they hand has sorely 3 Be thou my strong abiding-place, pressid, To which I may resort;
Thy grace shall yet relieve; 'Tis thy decree that keeps me safe; And from the lowest depth of woe, Thou art my rock and fort.
With tender'care retrieve. 4,5 From cruel and ungodly men 21 Through thee my time to come shall be Protect and set me free;
With pow'r and greatness crown'd; For, from my earliest youth till now, And me, who dismal years bave passed My hope has been in thee.
Thy comforts shall surround. 6 Thy constant care did safely guard 22 Then I with psaltery and barp, My tender infant days;
Thy truth, O Lord, will praise; Thou took'st me from my mother's To thee, the God of Jacob's race, wornb,
My voice in anthems raise. To sing tly constant praise.
23 Then joy shall fill my mouth, and 7, 8 While some on me with wonder songs gaze,
Employ my cheerful voice; Thy hand supports me still ; My grateful soul, by thee redeem'd, Thy honour, therefore, and thy praise, Shall in thy strength rejoice.
My mouth shall always fill. 24 My tongue thy just and righteous Reject not then thy servant, Lord,
acts When I with age decay;
Shall all the day proclaim ; Forsake me not when, worn with years, Because thou didst confound my foes, My vigour fades away.
And brought'st them all to shame. U My foes against my fame and me
LORD let thy just decrees the king And mutual counsel take:
And let his son, throughout his reign, 11 His God,' say they, 'forsakes him Thy righteous laws respect. now,
2 So shall he still thy people judge On whom he did rely,
With pure and upright mind;
Whilst as the helpless poor shall him A handful, sown on mountains-top,
A mighty crop shall bear: * Then hills and mountains shall bring Its fruits, like cedars shook by winds, forth
A rattling noise shall yield;
The city too shall thrive,and vie
17 The mem'ry of his glorious name 4 Wbilst he the poor and needy race Through endless years shall run;
Shall rule with gentle sway; His spotless fame shall shine as bright And from their humbie necks shall take And lasting as the sun. Oppressive yokes away,
In him the nations of the world 5 In ev'ry heart thy awful fear
Shall be completely bless'd,
And his unbounded happiness
118 T'hen bless'd be God, the mighty 6 lle shall descend like rain, that cheers Lord, The meadow's second birth;
The God whom Israel fears;
Beyond compare appears.
19 Let earth be with his glory fillid; 7 In his blest days the just and good For ever bless his name;
Shall be with favour crown'd; Whilst to his praise the listning world The happy land shall ev'ry where Their giad assent proclaim. With endless peace abound.
PSALM IXXIII. 8 His uncontroli'd dominion shall
T length, by certain proofs, 'tis plain From sea to sea extend;
his ; Begin at proud Euphrates' streams, That all whose hearts are pure and At nature's limits end.
ciean 9 To him the savage nations round Shall his protecting favour find...
Shall bow their servile heads; 2,3 Till this sustaining truth I knew, His vanquish'd foes shall lick the dust, My staggʻring feet had almost faild
Where he his conquest spreads. I griev'd the sinners' wealth to view, 10 Ti:e king of Tarshish, and the isles, And envy'd when the fools prevail'd.
Shall costly presents bring; 4,5 They to the grave in peace descend, From spicy Sheba gifts shall come, And, whilst they live, are bale and And wealthy Saba's king.
strong; 11 To him shall ev'ry king on earth No plagues or troubles them offend, His humble homage pay;
Which oft to other men belong. And diff'ring nations gladly join 16, 7 With pride, as with a chain, they're To own his righteous sway.
held, 12 For he shall set the needy free, And rapine seems their robe of states When they for succour cry;
Their eyes stand out, with fatness Shall save the helpless and the poor,
swell’d; And all their wants supply:
They grow, heyond their wishes, great PART II.
8,9 With hearts corrupt, and lofty talc 13 His providence for needy souls Oppressive methods they defend;
Shall due supplies prepare; Their tongue through all the earth'does And over their defenceless lives
walk; Shall watch with tender care.
Their blasphemies to heav'n ascend. 14 He shall preserve and keep their souls 10 And yet admiring crowds are found, From fraud and rapine free;
Who servile visits duly make; And, in his sight, their guiltless blood Because with plenty they abound, of mighty price shall be.
Of which their fatt'ring slaves para 15 Therefore shall God his life and reign takc. To many years extend;
11 Their fond opinions these pursue, Whilst eastern princes tribute pay, Till they with them profanely cry, And golden presents send.
How should the Lord our actions view ? For bin shall constant prayers be made, • Can he perceive who dwells so high*
Through all his prosp'rous days; 12 Behold the wieked! these are they His just dominion shali afford
Who openly their sins profess;
And yet their wealth's increas'd each 16 Of useful grain, through all the land, day,
And all their actions meet suoceSS.
13, 14 Then have I cleans'd my heart, By thee redeem'd; and Zian's mount, said I,
Where once thy glory shone. And wash'd my hands from guilt in s o come and view our ruin'd state; vain,
How long our troubles last; •If all the day oppress'd I lie,
See how the foe, with wicked rage, And ev'ry morning suffer pain.' Has laid thy temple waste. 15 Thus did I once to speak intend; 4 Thy foes blaspheme thy name; where
But, if such things I rashly say,
Their banners have display d. 16, 17 To fathom this, my thoughts I 5, 6 Those curious carvings, which did
bent, But found the case too hard for me; Advance the artist's fame, Till to the house of God I went; With axe and hammer they destroy,
Then I their end did plainly see. Like works of vulgar frame. 18 How inigi. soe'er advane'd, they all 7 Thy holy temple they have burn'd;
On slipp'ry places loosely stand; And what escap'd the flame, Thence into ruin headlong fall, Has been profan d, and quite defacia,
Cast down by thy avenging hand. Though sacred to thy name. 19,20 How dreadful and how quick their 8 Thy worship wholly to destroy fate!
Maliciously they aim'd; Despis'd by thee, when they're de- And all the sacred places burn'd, stroy'd;
Where we thy praise proclaim'd. As waking men with scorn do treat 9 Yet of thy presence thou vouchsaf'st The fancies that their dreams em- No tender signs to send; ploy'd.
We have no prophet now, that knows 21, 22 Thus was my heart with grief When this sad state shall end. opprest,
PART II. My reins were rack'd with restless 10 But, Lord, how long wilt thou perpains;
mit So stupid was 1, like a beast,
Th'insulting foe to boast? Who
no reflecting thought retains. Shall all the honour of thy name 23, 24 let still thy presence me sup
Forevermore be lost? ply'd,
11 Why hold'st thou back thy strong And thy right hand assistance gave; right hand, Thou firsi shalt with thy counsel guide, And on thy patient breast,
And then to glory me receive. When vengeance calls to stretch it 25 Whom then in heav'n, but thee alone, forth,
Have I, whose favours I require? So calmly lett'st it rest? Throughout the spacious earth there's 12 Thou heretofore, with kingly pow'r, none
In our defence hast fought; That I besides thee can desire. For us, throughout the wand'ring world, 26 My, trembling flesh, and aching Hast great salvation wrought. heart,
13 'Twas thou, O God, who didst the sea May often fail to succour me;
By thy own strength divide; But God shall inward strength impart, Thou break'st the wat'ry monster's And my eternal portion be.
head; 27 ] or they that far from thee remove, The waves o'erwhelm'd their pride. Shall into sudr'en ruin fall;
14 The greatest, fiercest of them all, If after other gods they rove,
That seem'd the deep to sway, Thy vengeance shall destroy them all. Was by thy pow'r destroy'd, and made 28 But as for me, 'tis good and just To savage beasts a prey.
That I should still to God repair; 15 Thou clav'st the solid rock, and In him I always put my trust,
mad'st And will his wondrous works declare. The waters largely flow; PSALM LXXIV.
Again, thou mad'st through parted W\Wibe Lou no more return? THY bast thou cast us off, o God?
Thy wand'ring people go. O! why against thy chosen flock 16 Thine is the cheerful day, and thine Does thy fierce anger burn?
The black return of night; 2 Think on thy ancient purchase, Lord, Thou hast prepar'd the glorious sun, The land that is thy own,
And ev'ry feebler ligbt.