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Their slaughter'd bodies forth 1 threw, 25, 26 Thou suit'st, O Lord, thy right. Like loathsome dirt, that clogs the cous ways
ground. To various paths of human-kind;
PART VI. They who for mercy merit praise,
43 Our factious tribes, at strife till now With thee shall wondrous mercy find.
By God's appointment me obey; Thou to the just shall justice show ;
The heathen to my sceptre bow, The pure thy purity shall oce:
And foreign nations own my sway. Such as perversely choose to go,
44 Remotest realms their homage sendi, Shall meet with due returns from thee.
When my successful name they hear ; 27, 29 That he the humble soul will save,
Strangers for my commands attend, And crush the haughty's beasted
Charm'd with respect, or aw'd by fear. might,
45 All to my summons tamely yield, In me the Lord an instance gave,
Or soon in battle are dismay'd; Whose darkness he has turn 'd to light.
For stronger holds they quit the field, 29 On his firm succour I rely'a,
And still in strongest holds afraid. And did o'er num'rous foes prevail ;
46 Let the eternal Lord be prais'd, Nor fear'd, whilst he was on my side,
The rock on whose defence I rest : The best defended walls to scale. To highest heavens his name be rais'd, 30 For God's design shall still succeed,
Who me with his salvation blest! His word will bear the utmost test;
47 "Tis God that still supports my right; He's a strong shield to all that need,
His just revenge my foes pursues ; And on his sure protection rest.
'Tis he, that, with resistless might, 31 Who then deserves to be ador'd,
Fierce nations to my yoke subdues. But God, on whom my hupes depend ?
48 My universal safeguard he ! Or who, except the mighty Lord,
From whom my lasting honours flow; Can with resistless power defend ?
He made me great, and set me free
From my remorseless bloody foe.
49 Therefore, to celebrate his fame, 32, 33 Tis God that girds my armour My grateful voice to heaven I'll raise ;
And all my just designs fulfils ; [on, And nations, strangers to his name, Through him my feet can swiftly run, Shall thus be taught to sing his praise
And nimbly climb the steepest hills. 50 “God to his king deliv'rance sends; 34 Lessons of war from him I take,
Shows his anointed signal grace; And manly weapons learn to wielu; .. His mercy evermore extends Strong bows of steel with ease I break, "To David and his promis'd race." Fore'd by my stronger arms to yield.
PSALM XIX. 35 The buckler of his saving health THE beavens declare thy glory, Lord,
Protects me from assanlting foes; 1 Which that alone can fill; His hand sustains me still; my wealth The firmament and stars express
And greatness from his bounty flows. Their great Creator's skil). 36 My gomgs he enlarg 'd abroad. 2 The dawn of each returning day
Till then to narrow paths confin'd; Fresh beams of knowledge brings, And, when in slippery ways I trod, And from the dark relums of night
The method of my steps design d. Divine instruction springs. 37 Through him I num'rous hosts defeat, 3 Their powerful language to no realm
And flying squadrons captive take; Or region is confind; Nor from my fierce pursuit retreat, 'Tis nature's voice, and understood Till I a final conquest make.
Alike by all mankind. 38 Cover'd with wounds, in vain they try 14 Their doctrine does its sacred sense
Their vanquish'd heads again to rear; Through earth's extent display; Spite of their boasted strength, they lie Whose bright contents the circling sun
Beneath my feet, and grovel there. Does round the world convey. 39 God, when fresh armies take the field, 5 No bridegroom on his nuptial day Recruits my strength, my courage Has such a cheerful face ; warms;
No giant does like him rejoice He makes my strong opposers yield, To run his glorious race.
Subdued by my prevailing arms. | 6 From east to west, from west to cast, 45 Through him the necks of prostrate His restless course he goes ; foes
And, through his progress, cheerful light My conqu'ring feet in triumph press; And vital warmth bestows. Aided by him, I'root out those
PART II. Who hate and envy my success. 7 God's perfect law converts the soul; 41 With loud complaints all friends they Reclaims from false desires ; try'd,
With sacred wisdom his sure word But none was able to defend;
The ignorant inspires. At length to God for help they cry'd ; 8 The statutes of the Lord are just,
But God would no assistance lend. And bring sincere delight; 42 Like flying dust, which winds pursue, His pure commands in search of truth Their broken troops I scatter'd round: Assist the feeblest sight.
9 His perfect worship here is fix'd, A crown of gold thou mad'st him wear, On sure fonndations laid;
And sellist it firmly on. His equal laws are in the scales
4 He pray'd for life ; and thou, O Lord Of truth and justice weigb'd;
Didst to his prayer attend. 10 Or more esteem than golden mines, And graciously to him afford Or gold refin'd with skill;
A life that ne'er shall end. More sweet than honey, or the drops | 5 Thy sure defence through nations round That from the comb distil.
Has spread his glorious name : 11 My trusty counsellors they are, And his sucressful actions crown'd And friendly warnings give;
With majesty and fame Divine rewards attend on those
6 Eternal blessings thou bestow'st, Who by thy precepts live
And mak'st his joys increase ; 12 But what frail man observes how oft Whilst thou to him unclouded show'st He does from virtue fall ?
The brightness of thy face.
For timely aid relies;
And all his wants supplies 14 So shall my prayer and praises be 8 But, righteous Lord, thy stubborn foes With thy acreptance blesi;
Shall feel thy heavy hand; And I secure on thy defence,
Thy vengeful arm shall find out those My strength and Saviour, rest.
That hate thy muld command
9 When thou against them dost engage, THE Lord to thy request attend,
Thy just but dreadful doom 1 And hear thee in distress;
Shall, like a glowing oven's rage, The name of Jacob's God defend,
Their hopes and trem consume. And grant thy arms sucress :
10 Nor shall thy furious anger cease 2 To aid thee from on high repair,
Or with their ruin end; And strength from Sion give;
But root out all their guilty race, 3 Remember all thy offerings there,
And to their seed extend. Thy sacrifice receive
11 For all their thoughts were set on ill, 4 To compass thy own heart's desire, Their hearts on malice bent; Thy counsels still direct;
But thou with watchful care didst suall Make kindly all events conspire
The ill effects prevent. To bring them to effect
12 While they their swift retreat shall 5 To thy salvation, Lord, for aid
To 'scape thy dreadful might, (make We cheerfully repair,
Thy swifter arrows shailo'ertake. With banners in thy name display'd ; And gall them in their fight «The Lord accept thy prayer.
13 Tbus, Lord, thy wondrous strength 6 Our hopes are fix'd, that now the Lord, And thus exalt thy fame : [disclose, Our sov'reign will defend ;
Whilst we glad songs of praise composa From heaven resistless aid afford,
To thy Almighty Dame And to his prayer attend 7 Some trust in steeds for war design'd;
PSALM XXII. On chariots some relyi
M Y God, my God, why leav'st thoa Against them all we'll call to mind M W hen I with anguish faint ? (me The power of God most high
0! why so far from me renov'd, 8 But from their steeds and chariots And from my loud complaint ? thrown,
2 All day, but all the day unheard, Behold them through the plain,
To tbee do I complain,
But cry all night in tain.
Or innocence oppressid:
of right to thee address d.
4,5 On thee our ancestors rely'd, THE king, ( Lord, with songs of And thy delivrance found : pruise
With pious confidence they pray'd Shall in thy strength rejoice ;
And with success were crown'd With thy salvation crown'd, shall raise 6 But I am treated like a worn; To heaven his cheerful voice.
Like none of human birth; 2 For thou, whale'er his lips request, Not only by the great revil'd, Not only dost impart ;
But made the rabble's mirth.
My agonies survey
And thus deriding say:
8 - In God he trusted, boasting oft
PART IV. « That he was heaven's delight;
25 Thus, in thy sacred courts, will I "Let God come down to save him now,
My cheerful thanks express; " And own his favourite."
In presence of thy saints perform
The vows of my distress 9 Thou mad'st my teeming another's
26 The meek companions of my grief A living offspring bear (womb
Shall find my table spread i. When but a suckling at the breast,
And all that seek the Lord shall be I was thy early care.
With joys immortal fed. 10 Thou, guardian-like, didst shield
27 Then shall the glad converted world from wrongs
To God their homage pay i My helpless infant days;
And scatter'd nations of the earth And since hast been my God, and guide, One soy'reign Lord obey.
Through life's bewilder'd ways. 28 'Tis his supreme prerogative 11 Withdraw not then so far from me,
O'er subject kings to reign; When trouble is so nigh;
"Tis just that he should rule the world, O send me help! thy help, on which
Who does the world sustain I only can rely.
29 The rich, who are with plenty fed, 12 High-pamper'd bulls, a frowning
His bounty must confess; From Basan's forest met, Cherd,
The sons of want, by him reliev'd, With strength proportion'd to their rage,
Their gen'rous Patron bless. Have me a round beset
With humble worship to his throne 13 They gape on me, and every mouth They all for aid resort A yawning grave appears;
That power, which first their beings The desert lion's savage roar
Can only them support. (gave, Less dreadful is than theirs.
30, 31 Then shall a chosen spot less race, PART 111.
Devoted to his name,
And glorious acts, proclaim.
THE Lord himself, the mighty Lorel, 15 My strength, like potter's earth, is
1 parch'd ;
Vouchsafes to be my guide;
The Shepherd, by whose constant caro My tongue cleaves to my jaws; And to the silent shades of death
My wants are all supply'd
2 In tender grass be makes me feed, My fainting soul withdraws. 16 Like blood-hounds, to surround me,
And gently there repose ; they
Then leads me to cool shades, and where In pack'd assemblies meet
Refreshing water flows. They pierc'd my inoffensive bands;
13 He does my wand'ring soul reclaim, They pierc'd my harmless feet.
And, to his endless praise, 17 My body's rack'd, till all my bones
Instruct with humble zeal to walk Distinctly may be told;
In his most righteous ways.
4 Yet such a spectacle of woe
pass the gloomy vale of death,
From fear and danger free; As pastime they behold.
For there his aiding rod and staff 18 As spoil, my garments they divide,
Defend and comfort me. Lots for my vesture cast;
5 In presence of my spiteful foes 19 Therefore approach, O Lord, my
He does my table spread; strength, And to my succour haste.
He crowns my cup with cheerful wine, 20 From their sharp swords protect thou
With oil anoints my head Of all but life bereit;
6 Since God doth thus his wondrous love Nor let my darling in the power
Through all my life extend,
That life to him I will devote, Of cruel dogs be left.
And in his temple spend. 21 To save me from the lion's jaw's, Thy present succour send;
PSALM XXIV. As once, from goring unicorns,
THE spacious earth is all the Lord's, Thou didst my life defend.
1 The Lord's her fulness is; 22 Then to my brethren l'll Jeclare The world, and they that dwell therein, The triumphs of thy name;
By sov'reign right are his. In presence of assembled saints
2 He fram'd and hx'd it on the seas. Thy glory thus proclaim.
And bis Almighty hand, 23 Ye worshippers of Jacob's God, Upon inconstant Anods, has made "All you of Israel's line,
The stable fabric stand "O praise the Lord, and to your praise 3 But for himself, this Lord of al Sincere obedience join
One chosen seat design'd; 24 . He ne'er disdain'd on low distress O! who shall to that sacred hill "To cast a gracious eye;.
Deserv'd admittance find ? (pure, # Nor tum'd from poverty his face, 4 The man, whose hands and heart are • But hears its humble cry."
Whose thoughts from pride are free
Who honest poverty prefers
And by his num'rous race the land To gainful perjury.
Successively possess'd. 5 This, this is he, on whom the Lord 14 For God to all his saints Shall shower his blessings down;
His secret will imparts, Whom God. his Saviour, shall vouch And does bis gracious cov'nant write
With righteousness to crown (safe In their obedient hearts. 6 Such is the race of saints, by whom 15 To him I lift my eyes, The sacred courts are trod;
And wait his timely aid, And such the proselytes that seek
Who breaks the strong and treach'rous The face of Jacob's God.
Which for my feet was laid (snart, 7 Erect your heads, eternal gates;
16 O! turn, and all my griefs, Unfold, to entertain
In merry, Lord, redress; The King of Glory : see! he comes For I am compass'd round with woes, With his celestial train.
And plung'd in reep distress. 8 Who is the King of Glory? who? 17 The sorrows of my heart
Te Lord, for strength renown'd; To mighty sums increase ;
O! from this dark and dismal state
My troubled soul release!
My sad affliction see: The King of Glory: see! he comes Acquit me. Lord, and from my guilt With all his shining train.
Entirely set me free. 10 Who is the King of Glory? who? 19 Consider, Lord, my foes, The Lord of hosts renown'd;
How vast their numbers grow! Of Glory he alone is King,
What lawless force and rage they use, Who is with glory crown'd.
What boundless hate they show! PSALM XXV.
20 Protect, and set my soul Yo God, in whom I trust,
From their fierce malice free; 1 I lif my heart and voice;
Nor let me be asham'd, who place
My steadfast trust in thee.
21 Let all my righteous acts 3 Those who on thee rely,
To full perfection rise; Let no disgrace attend;
Because my firm and constant hope De that the shameful lot of such
On thee alone relies As will'ully offend
22 To Israel's chosen race 4, 5 To me thy truth impart,
Continue ever kind; And lead me in thy way;
And, in the midst of all their wants, For thou art he that brings me help; Let them thy succour find
On thee I wait all day. 6 Thy mercies and thy love,
PSALM XXVI O Lord, recall to mind;
UDGE me. (Lord, for the paths And graciously continue still,
Of righteousness have trod; As thou wert ever, kind.
I cannot fail, who all my trust 7 Let all my youthful esimes
Repose on thee, my God. Be blotted out by thee;
2, 3 Search thou my heart, whose innoAnd, for thy wondrous goodness' sake, Will shine the more 'tis tryd; (cence In mercy think on me.
For ) have kept thy grace in view, 8 His mercy, and his truth,
And made thy truth my guide. The righteous Lord displays,
4 I never for companions took In bringing wand'ring sinners horne, The idle or profane; And teaching them his ways.
No hypocrite, with all his arts, 9 He those in justice guides,
Could e'er my friendship gain Who his direction seek;
5 I hate the busy plotting crew, And in his sacred pathe shall lead
Who make distracted times ; The humble and the meek.
And shun their wicked company, 10 Through all the ways of God
As I avoid their crimes Both truth and mercy shine,
6 I'll wash my hands in innocence, To such as, with religious hearts,
And bring a heart su pure,
That when thy altar 1 approach,
My welcome shall secure. 11 Since mercy is the grace,
7,8 My thanks I'll publish there, and tell That most exalts thy fame,
How thy renown excels; Forgive my heinous sin, O Lord,
That seat affords me most delight, And so advance thy name.
In which thy honour dwells 12 Whoe'er, with humble fear,
9 Pass not on me the sinner's doom, To God his duty pays,
Who murder make tbeir trade; Shall find the Lord a faithful guide, 10 Who others' rights. by secret bribes In all his righteous ways.
Or open force, invade. 13 His quiet soul with peace
11 But I will walk in paths of truth, Shall be for ever bless'd;
And innocence pursue ;
Protect me, therefore, and to me
2 Regard my supplication, Lord, Thy mercies, Lord, renew.
The cries that I repeat, 12 In spite of all assaulting foes,
With weeping eyes, and listed hands, I still maintain my ground
Before thy mercy-ceat.
Who make a trade of ill,
And ever speak the person fair,
4 According to their crimes extent, Since strongly he my life supports,
Let justice have its course : What can my soul a ffright
Relentless be to them, as they 2 With fierce intent my flesh to tear,
Have sinned without remorse. When toes beset me round,
5 Since they the works of God despise They stumbled, and their haughty crests
Nor will his grace adore ; Were made to strike the ground.
His wrath shall utterly destroy, 3 Through him my heart, undaunted.
And build them up no more. With mighty hosts to cope ; [dares
6 But I, with due acknowledgment, Through him, in doubtful straits of war,
His praises will resound, For good success I hope
From whom the cries of my distress 4 Henceforth, within his house to dwell
A gracious answer found I eamestly desire .
7 My heart its confidence repos'd His wondrous beauty there to view,
In God, my strength and shield; And of his will inquire.
In him I trusted, and returu'd 5 For there I may with comfort rest,
triumphant from the field In times of deep distress;
As he hath made my joys complete, And safe, as on a rock, abide
"Tis just that I should raise In that secure recess :
The cheerful tribute of my thanks, 6 Whilst God o'er all iny haughty foes
And thus resound his praise My lofty head shall raise ;
8.His aiding power supports the troops, And I my joyful tribute bring,
That my just cause maintain. With grateful songs of praise
'Twas he advanc'd me to the throne;
* 'Tis he secures my reign." PART II
9 Preserve thy chosen, and proceed 7 Continue, Lord, to hear my voice,
Thine heritage to bless; Whene er to thee I cry
With plenty prosper them, in peace; In mercy my complaints receive,
In battle, with success Nor my request deny.
PSALM XXIX. 8 When us to seek thy glorious face
VE princes that in might excel, Thou kindly dost advise,
1 Your grateful sacrifice prepare ; « Thy glorious face I'll always seek,"
God's glorious actions loudly tell. My grateful heart replies
His wondrous power to all declare. 9 Then hide not thou thy face, O Lord,
2 To his great name fresh altars raise Nor me in wrath reject;
Devoutly due respect afford; My God and Saviour, leave not him Him in his holy temple praise, Thou didst so oft protect.
Where he's with solemn state ador'd. 10 Though all my friends, and kindred
3 'Tis he that, with amazing noise, Their helpless charge forsake, (too, The wat'ry clouds in sunder breaks ; Yet thou, whose love excels them all.
The ocean trembles at his voice.
When he from heaven in thunder 11 Instruct me in thy paths, O Lord,
speaks. My ways directly guide;
4, 5 How full of power his voice appears! Lest envious men, who watch my steps, With what majestic terror crown'd! Should see me tread aside.
Which from their roots tall cedars tears, 12 Lord, disappoint my cruel foes ;
And strews their scatter'd branches Defeat their ill desire,
round. Whose lying lips, and bloody hands.
6 They, and the hills on which theygrow, Against my peace conspire.
Are sometimes hurry'd far away : 13 I trusted that my future life
And leap, like hinds that bounding go, Should with thy love be crown'd; Or unicorns in youthful play. Or else my fainting soul had sunk, 7, 8 When God in thunder loudly speaks, With sorrow compass'd round.
And scatter'd flames of lightning sends, 14 God's time with patient faith expect, The forest nods, the desert quakes, Who will inspire thy breast
And stubborn Kadesh lowly bends. With inward strength : do thou thy part,
9 He makes the hinds to cast their young, And leave to him the rest.
And lays the beasts' dark coverts bere; PSALM XXVIII
While those that to his courts belong, LORD, my rock, to thee I cry, Securely sing his praises there.
In sighs consume my breath : 10, 11 God rules the angry floods on 01 answer, or I shall become
high Like those that sleep in death.
His boundless sway shall never cease;