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4 Proclaim aloud, JEHOVAH reigns, Whose power the universe sustains,
And banish'd justice will restore: Let therefore heaven new joys confess, And heavenly mirth let earth express,
Its loud applause the ocean roar, Its mute inhabitants rejoice,
And for this triumph find a voice.
And tuneful harmonies awake:
And to himself its throne to take:
1 JEHOVAH reigns, let all the earth
In his just government rejoice; Let all the lands, with sacred mirth,
In his applause unite their voice. 2 Darkness and clouds of awful shade
His dazzling glory shroud in state; Judgment and righteousness are made
The habitation of his seat, 3 For thou, O God, art seated high,
Above earth's potentates enthroned; Thou, LORD, unrivall’d in the sky,
Supreme by all the gods art own'd. 4 Ye who to serve this LORD aspire,
Abhor what's ill, and truth esteem; He'll keep his servants' souls entire,
And them from wicked hands redeem. 5 For seeds are sown of glorious light,
A future harvest for the just;
To recompense its pious trust.
Memorials of his holiness
And with your thankful tongues confess.
PSALM 77. C. M.
From the xcviil. Psalm of David.
Who wondrous things has done;
The conquest he has won.
2 The Lord has through th' astonish'd world
Display'd his saving might,
In all the Heathen's sight.
Have ever mindful been;
Of Israel's God have seen,
Their cheerful voices raise, And all with universal joy
Resound their Maker's praise,
Into the concert bring
Before th' Almighty King.
With all that seas contain; The earth and her inhabitants
Join concert with the main.
With joy their homage pay;
Redoubled shouts convey: 8 To welcome down the world's great Judge,
Who does with justice come,
Both to reward and doom.
PSALM 78. C. M.
From the xcix. Psalm of David.
The guilty nations quake:
Let earth's foundations shake.
His palace makes her towers;
Supreme o’er earthly powers.
His great and dreadful Name;
His holiness proclaim.
Of strength and power take place;
Dispensed to Jacob's race.
Before his footstool fall;
His holiness extol.
1 WITH one consent let all the earth
To God their cheerful voices raise;
And sing before him songs of praise; 2 Convinced that he is God alone,
From whom both we and all proceed; We whom he chooses for his own,
The flock that he vouchsafes to feed. 3 O enter then his temple gate,
Thence to his courts devoutly press; And still your grateful hymns repeat,
And still his Name with praises bless. 4 For he's the LORD, supremely good,
His mercy is for ever sure;
To endless ages shall endure.
1 WHEN I pour out my soul in prayer,
Do thou, O LORD, attend;
Let my sad cry ascend.
In times of deep distress; Incline thine ear, and, when I call,
My sorrows soon redress.
Are like an evening shade;
With waning lustre fade.
No length of time shall waste; The mem'ry of thy wondrous works
From age to age shall last.
1 The strong foundations of the earth
Of old by thee were laid;
With wondrous skill have made. 2 Whilst thou for ever shalt endure,
They soon shall pass away; And, like a garment often worn,
Shall tarnish and decay, 3 Like that, when thou ordain'st their change,
To thy command they bend; But thou continu'st still the same,
Nor have thy years an end.
Shalt lasting quiet give;
Shall in thy presence live.
1 MY soul, inspired with sacred love,
God's holy Name for ever bless; Of all his favors mindful prove,
And still thy grateful thanks express, 2 'Tis he that all thy sins forgives,
And after sickness makes thee sound; From danger he thy life retrieves,
By him with grace and mercy crown'd. 3 He with good things thy mouth supplies,
Thy vigor eagle-like restores; He to the suff'rer promptly flies,
Who, wrong'd, his righteous help implores. 4 The LORD abounds with tender love,
And unexampled acts of grace;
His willing mercy flies apaçe.
5 God will not always harshly chide,
But with his anger quickly part;
More by his love than our desert.
Above this little spot of clay,
The small respects that we can pay.
So far has he our sins removed ;
Considers that we are but clay;
Like grass or flowers must fade away,
Nor can we find their former place,
To those that fear him, and their race. 10 This shall attend on such as still
Proceed in his appointed way;
But to it just obedience pay. 11 The LORD, the universal King,
In heaven has fix'd his lofty throne:
In whose great strength his power is shown. 12 Ye that his just commands obey,
And hear and do his sacred will,
Who still what he ordains fulfil. 13 Let every creature jointly bless
The mighty LORD; and thou, my heart,
And in this concert bear thy part.
PSALM 82. S. M.
From the ciii. Psalm of David. 1 O BLESS the LORD, my soul,
His grace to thee proclaim; And all that is within me, join
To bless his holy Name. 2 O bless the LORD, my soul,
His mercies bear in mind; Forget not all his benefits,
Who is to thee so kind. 3 He pardons all thy sins,
Prolongs thy feeble breath; He healeth thine infirmities,
And ransoms thee from death,