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Whose flowing stream, where'er they
march'd, 23 To Egypt then, invited guests, The desert's drought supply'd. Half-famish'd Israel came;
42 For still he did on Abra'm's faith And Jacob, held by royal grant,
And ancient league reflect; The fertile soil of Ham.
43 He brought his people forth with joy, 24 Th' Almighty there with such increasel With triumph his elect. His people multiply'd,
144 Quite rooting out their heathen foes Till with their proud oppressors they From Canaan's fertile soil, In strength and number vied.
To them in cheap possession gave 25 Their vast increase th' Egyptians' The fruit of others' toil : hearts
45 That they his statutes miglit observe, With jealous anger fir'd,
His acred laws obey : Till they his servants to destruy
For benefits so vast, let us By treach'rous arts conspir'd.
Our songs of praise repay. 26 His servant Moses then he sent,
PSALM CVI. His chosen Aaron too, 97 Empower'd with signs and miracles RENDER thanks to God above, To prove their mission true.
The fountain of eternal love; 28 He call'd for darkness, darkness came, Whose mercy firm through ages past Nature his summons knew :
Has stood, and shall for ever last. 29 Each stream and lake, transform'd tol2 Who can his mighty deeds express, blood,
Not only vast, but numberless The wand'ring fishes slew.
What mortal eloquence can raise 30 In putrid foods, throughout the His tribute of im.nortal praise ? land,
3 Happy are they, and only they, The pest of frogs was bred;
Who from thy judgments never stray: From noisome sens sent up to croak
Who know what's right; nor only so, At Pharaoh's board and bed.
But always practise what they know, 31 He gave the sign, and swarms of Alies 4 Extend to me that favour. Lord, Came down in cloudy hosts;
Thou to thy chosen dost afford : Whilst earth's enliven'd dust below When thou retum'st to set them free,
Bred lice through all their coasts. Let thy salvation visit me. 32 He sent them batt'ring hail for rain, 5 O may I worthy prove to see And fire for cooling dew;
Thy saints in full prosperity; 33 He smote their vines, and forest That I the joyful choir may jcin, plants,
And count thy people's triumph mine. And garden's pride o'ertbrew.
6 But ah ! can we expect such grace, 34 He spake the word and locusts came, of parents vile the viler race; And calerpillars join'd;
Who their misdeeds have acted o'er, They prey'd upon the poor remains
And with new crimes increas'd the score? The storm had left behind.
7 Ingrateful, they no longer thought 35 From trees to herbage they descend,
On all his works in Egypt wrought; No verdant thing they spare ;
The Red Sea they no sooner view'd, But, like the naked fallow field,
Than they their base distrust renew'd Leave all the pastures bare.
8 Yet he, to vindicate his name, 36 From fields to villages and towns, Once more to their deliv'rance came Commission'd vengeance flew;
To make his sov'reign power be known, Ove fatal stroke their eldest hopes That he is God, and he alone. And strength of Egypt slew
9 To right and left, at his command, 37 He brought his servants forth, en-The parting deep disclos'd her sand: rich'd
Where firm and dry the passage lay, With Egypt's borrow'd wealth;
As through some parch'd and desert way. And, what transcends all treasure else,
110 Thus rescu'd from their foes they Enrich'd with vig'rous health.
were, 38 Egypt rejoic'd, in hopes to find
Who closely press'd upon their rear; Her plagues with them remov'd;
11 Whose rage pursu'd them to those Taught dearly now to fear worse ills
waves, By those already prov'd.
That prov'd the rush pursuers graves. 39 Their shrouding canopy by day
12 The wat'ry mountains' sudden fall A journeying cloud was spread
O'erwhelm'd proud Pharaoh, host and all; A fiery pillar all the night
This proof did stupid Israel move Their desert marches led.
To own God's truth, and praise his love. 40 They long'd for flesh; with evining
PART 11. quails
13 But soon these wonders they forgol He furnish'd every tent ;
And for his counsel waited not From heaven's high granary, each morn, 14 But lusting in the wilderness, The bread of angels sent.
Did him with fresh temptations press. 41 He sinote the rock, whose Ainty breast 15 Strong food at their request he seni Pour'd forth a gushing lide;
But made their sin their punishment;
16 Yet still his saints they did oppose, No blood her idols reconcile.
The harden'd reprobates suffice;
40 But sins of such infernal bue With all their impious train, became God's wrath against his people drew, A prey to heaven's devouring flame. Till he their once indulgent Lord, 19 Near Horeb's mount a calf they made, His own inheritance abhorr'd. And to the molten image pray'd;
41 He then defenceless did expose 20 Adoring what their hands did frame, To their insulting heathen foes; They chang'd their glory to their shame. And made them on the triumph wait 21 Their God and Saviour they forgot, of those who bore them greatest bale. And all his works in Egypt wrought; 42 Nor thus his indignation ceas'd; 22 His signs in Ham's astonish'd coast, Their list of tyrants still increas'd, And where proud Pharaoh's troops were Tül they, who God's mild sway declin', lost.
Were made the vassals of mankind. 23 Thus urg'd, his vengeful hand he 43 Yet when distress'd, they did repent, rear'd,
His anger did as oft relent; But Moses in the breach appear'd; But freed, they did his wrath provoke, The saint did for the rebels pray, Renew'd their sins, and he their yoke. And turn'd heaven's kindled wrath away. 44 Nor yet implacable he provod, 24 Yet they his pleasant land despis'd, Nor heard their wretched cries unmov'd; Nor his repeated promise priz'd,
45 But did to mind his promise bring, 25 Nor did the Almighty's voice obey, And mercy's inexhausted spring. But when God said, Go up, would stay. 46 Compassion too he did impart 26 This seal'd their doom, without re-E'en to their foes' obdurate heart; dress,
And pity for their sufl'rings bred To perish in the wilderness;
In those who them to bondage led, 27 Or else to be by heathens' hands 47 Still save us, Lord, and Israel's lands O'erthrown and scatter'd through the Together bring from heathen lands: lands.
So to thy name our thanks we'll raise,
And ever triumph in thy praise.
48 Let Israel's God be ever bless'd, 28 Yet, unreclaim'd, this stubborn race His name eternally consess'd; Baal-Peor's worship did embrace ; Let all his saints, with full accord, Became his impious guests, and fed Sing loud Ameas.. Praise ye the Lord. On sacrifices to the dead. 29 Thus they persisted to provoke
PSALM CVII. God's vengeance to the final stroke : m o God your grateful voices raise, "Tis come...the deadly pest is come, 1 Who does your daily Patron prove; To execute their gen'ral doom.
And let your never-ceasing praise 30 But Phineas, fir'd with holy rage, Attend on his eternal love. Th' Almighty vengeance to assuage, 2, 3 Let those give thanks, whom he Did, by two bold offenders' fall,
from bands Thatonement make that ransom'd all. I or proud oppressing foes releas'd; 31 As him a heavenly zeal had mov'd, And brought them back from distant So heaven the zealous act approv'd;
lands, To him confirming, and his race,
From north and south, and west and The priesthood he so well did grace.
east. 32 At Meribah God's wrath they mov'd, 4, 5 Through lonely desert ways they Who Moses, for their sakes, reprov'd;
went, 33 Whose patient soul they did provoke, Nor could a peopled city find; Till rashly the meek prophet spoke. Till quite with thirst and hunger spent, 34 Nor, when possess'd of Canaan's land. Their fainting souls within them pin'd. Did they perform their Lord's command, 16 Then soon to God's indulgent ear, Nor his commission's sword employ
1 Did they their mournful cry address: The guilty nations to destroy.
Who graciously vouchsaf: to hear, 35 Not only spar'd the pagan crew, 1 And freed them from their deep dis. But, mingling, learnt their vices too;
tress. 36 And worship to those idols pnid, 17 From crooked paths he led them forth, Which them to fatal snares betray'd. And in the certain way did guide 37, 38 To devils they did sacrifice To wealthy towns of great resort, Their children with relentless eyes; Where all their wants were well sup Approach'd their altars through a food
ply'd. of their own sons' and daughters' blood.!8 O then that all the earth with me No cheaper victims would appease Would God, for this his goodnese Canaan's remorseless deities;
And for the mighty works which be 25 No sooner his command is past, Throughout the wond'ring world dis. Than forth the dreadful tempest flies, plays!
Which sweeps the sea with rupid haste, 9 For he from heav'n the sad estate 1. And makes the stormy billows rise.
of longing souls with pity views; 26 Sometimes the ships, toss'd up to To hungry souls, that pant for meal,
heav'n, His goodness daily food renews.
On tops of mountain waves appear; PART II.
Then down the steep abyss are driv'n, 10 Some lic, with darkness compass'd! Whilst every soul dissolves with fear, round,
27 They reel and stagger to and fro, In death's uncomfortable shade,
Like men with fumes of wine oppressid ; And with unwieldy letters bonnd, Nor do the skilful seamen know (best.
By pressing cares more heavy made. Which way to steer, what course is 11. 12 Because God's counsels they de. 28 Then straight to God's indulgent ear fy'd,
They do their mournful cry address; And lightly priz'd his holy word, Who graciously vouchsafes to hear, With these afflictions they were try'd; And frees tbein from their deep distress.
They fell, and none could help afford. 129. 30 He does the raging storm appease, 13 Then soon to God's indulgent ear And makes the billows calm and still ;
Did they their mournful cry address; With joy they see their fury cease, Who graciously vouchsaf'd to hear. And their intended course fulfil,
And freed them from their deep distress. 31 O then that all the earth with me 14 From dismal dungeons, dark as night, Would God, for this his goodness, And shades, as black as death's abode,
praise ; He brought them forth to cheerful light. And for the mighty works which be And welcome liberty bestow'd.
Throughout the wond'ring world dis. 15 O then that all the earth with me Would God, for this his goodness, 32 Let them, where all the tribes resort praise ;
Advance to heaven his glorious name, And for the mighty works which he And in the elders' sov'reign court, Throughout the wond'ring world dus- With one consent his praise proclaim. plays!
PART V. 16 For he, with his Almighty hand, 33, 34 A fruitful land, where streams The gates of lyrass in pieces broke;
abound, Nor could the massy bars withstand, | God's just revenge, if people sin, Or temper'd steel resist his stroke Will turn to dry and barren ground, PART III.
To punish those that dwell therein. 17 Remorseless wretches, void of sense, 35, 36 The parch'd and desert heath no With bold transgressions God defy :
makes And for their multiply'd offence,
To how with streams and springing Oppress'd with sore diseases lie.
wells, 18 Their soul, a prey to pain and fear, Which for his lot the hungry takes,
Abhors to taste the choicest meats ; Arri in strong rities safely dwells. And they by faint degrees draw near 137, 38 He sows the field, the vineyard To death's inhospitable gates
plants, 19 Then straight to God's indulgent ear Which gratefully his toil repay ;
Do they their mournful cry address : Nor can, whilst God his blessing grants, Who graciously vouchsafes to hear, His fruitful seed or stock decay
And frees them from their deep distress. 39 But when his sins heaven's wrath 20 He all their sad distempers heals
provoke. His word both health and safety gives; His health and substance fade away; And, when all human succour tails, He eels the oppressor's galling yoke,
From near destruction them retrieves. And is of grief the wretched prey. 21 O then that all the earth with me 40 The prince that slights what God Would God, for this his goodness.
commands, praise ;
Expos'd to scom, must quit his throne; And for the mighty works wbich he And over wild and desert lands, Throughout the wond'ring world dis- Where no path offers, stray alone : plays!
41 Whilst God, from all afflicting cares, 22 With off'rings let his allar flame, Sets up the bumble man on high, Whilst they their grateful thanks ex. And makes, in time, his num'rous heirs press,
With his increasing Aocks to vie. And with loud joy his holy name, 42. 43 Then sinners shall have nought For all his acts of wonder bless. PART IV
The just a decent joy shall show; 23, 24 They that in ships, with courage The wise these strange event shall weigh, bold,
And thence God's goodness fully know O'er swelling waves their trade pursue,
PSALM CVIll. Do God's amazing works behold,
GOD, my heart is fully bent And in the sleep his wonders view.
To magnify thy name;
My tongue with cheerful songs of praise And hatred's the return they make
For undissembled love: 2 Awake, my lute; nor thou, my harp, 6 Their guilty leaders shall be made Thy warbling notes delay;
To some 11 nan a slave;
For bis accuser have. 3 To all the list'ning tribes, O Lord, 17 His guilt, when sentence is pronounca, Thy wonders I will tell.
| Shall meet a dreadful fate, 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 18 He, snatch'd by some untimely fate, The highest heaven transcends,
Sha'n't live out half his days;
Shall on his office seize. 5 Be thou, O God, exalled high
9, 10 His seed shall orphans be, his wife Above the starry frame;
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 can 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 :
By strangers borne away
Their mercy will extend, With joy 1 Sechem will divide,
Or to his helpless orphan seed And measure Succoth's vale.
The least assistance lend. 8 Gilead is mine, Manasseh too,
13 A swift destruction soon shall seite And Ephraim owns my cause ;
On his unhappy race;
Shall utterly deface. 9 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 J15 All these, in horrid order rank'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 plaiu ?
Their mem'ry from the land.
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 lor'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. Mr God it is, and God alone,
18 Since he in cursing took such pride, 'That treads down all our foes.
Like water it shall spread
Through all his veins, and stick like oil,
With which his bones are fed.
His constant cov'ring be,
He never shall be free. 2 For sinful men, with lying lips, 20 Thus shal! the Lord reward all whose Deceitful speeches frame,
That ill to me design;
Against my life combine. 3 Their restless hatred prompts them still 21 But for thy glorious name, O Guil Malicious lies to spread;
Do thou deliver me ;
Preserve and set me free,
Am void of all relief;
And quite piere'd through with grief, 5 Since mischief, for the good I did, 23 I like an ev'ning shade decline,
Their stinge reward dues prove, Which vanishes apace;
Like locusts, up and down I'm loss'd, 4 By precepts he hath tis enjoin'd
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 flowing lide, All that behold me sbake their heads, Has all his servants' wants supply'd; And treat me with disdain.
And be 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 with stand;
16 At once astonish'd and o'erjoy'd, 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, 80 thou but And we their heritage possess'd.
Let shame the portion he [bless; 17 Just are the dealings of his hands, Of all that my destruction seek,
Immutable are his commands, While I rejoice in thee.
18 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 bis saints from bondage free, His own confusion, like a cloak,
And then establish'd his decree, The guilty wretch shall hide.
For ever to 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 skill 31 For him the poor shall always find Have they who know and do his wila
Their sure and constant friend;
THAT man is bless'd who stands in THE Lord unto my Lord thus spake, 1 awe
Till I thy foes thy foctstool make, of God, and loves his sacred law; 2. Sit thou in state at my right band: 12 His seed on earth shall be renown's, • Supreme in Sion thou shall 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
Shall blessings to his hear's convey. And, when thy rising beams they 4 l'he soul that's fill'd with virtue's ligh view.
Shines brightest in affliction's night; " Shall all, redeem'd from error's night, To pity the distress'd inclin'd, Appear as numberless and bright As well as just to all mankind.
As crystal drops of morning dew." 15 His lib'ral favours he extends, 4 The Lord hath sworn, nor sworn in To some he gives, to 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 know : 6 Besel with threat'ning dangers round, 5 No proud competitor to sit
Unmov'd shall he muintain his ground: At thy right hand will he permit,
The sweet remembrance of the just Bui in his wrath crown'd heads o'er. Shall Rourish when he sleeps in dust throw.
7 Il Lidings 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 earth's tyrants dead; The shipwreck of his enemics. 7 But in the highway brooks shall first, 19 His hands, while they hus alms be. Like 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. DRAISE ye the Lord; our God to
A temp'ral and eternal crown. My soul ber 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 CXII. By those who seek for them aright. VE saints and servants of the Lord, And in the pious search delight
1 The triumphs of his name record ; 3 His works are all of matchless fame, 2 His sacred name for ever bless : And universal glory claim;
3 Where'er the circling sun display His truth, confirm'd through ages past, His rising beams, or selling rays, Shall to eternal ages last.
Due praise to his great Dame address