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4 God through the world extends his 7 Its hands and feet nor feel normor 6 The regions of eternal day
swayil No life within it dwells. But shadows of his glory are :
8 Such senseless stocks they are, that we 5 With him whose majesty excels, Can nothing like them find, Who made the heaven in which he dwells, But those who on their help rely, Let no created power compare.
And them for gods design'd. 6 Though 'tis beneath his state to view 19 O Israel, make the Lord your trust, In highest heaven what angels do,
Who is your help and shield; Yet he to earth vouchsafes iis care: J10 Priests, Levites, trust in him alone, He takes the needy from his celi,
Who only help oan yield. Advancing him in courts to dwell, 11 Let all who truly fear the Lord, Companion to the greatest there.
On him they fear rely; 7 When childless families despair, Who them in danger can defend, He sends the blessing of an heir.
And all their wants supply. Io rescue their expiring name
12, 13 Of us he oft has mindful been, Makes her that barren was to bear, And Israel's house will bless : And joyfully her fruit to rear :
Priests, Levites, proselytes, even all then extol his matchless fame! Who his great name confess. PSALM CXIV.
14 On you, and on your heirs, he will W H EN Israel, by the Almighty led, Increase of blessings bring : V Enrich'd with their oppressor's 15 Thrice happy you, who favourites are spoil,
Of this Almighty King !
His empire's seat design'd; 2 Jehovah, for his residence,
And gave this lower globe of earth Chose out imperial Judah's len.,
A portion to mankind. His mansion royal, and from thence 17 They who in death and silence sleep,
Through Israel's camp his orders sent. To him no praise afford;
And from the Almighty's presence fied Our ever-living Lord.
PSALM CXVI. 4 The taller mountains skipp'd like rams, TVTY soul with grateful thoughts of love
When danger near the fold they hear; UV Entirely is possest,
The voice of my request.
I never will despair;
Recoil'dst thou to thy fountain's head?! To him address my prayer. 6 Why, mountains, did ye skip, like rams 3 With deadly sorrows compass'd round
When danger does approach the fold? With pains of hell oppress d :
When they their leader's flight behold?And anguish rack'd my breast;
And thus to him I pray'd,
"Tis time for carth and seas to flee; 5, 6 How just and merciful is God! 8 To flee from God, who nature's law How gracious is the Lord :
Confirms and cancels at his will; Who saves the harmless, and to me
Resume thy wonted rest;
His bounteous love exprest.
My dangers and my fears;
And dry'd my eyes from lears. The God whom we adore ?
9 Therefore my life's remaining years, 3 Convince them that in heaven thou art, Which God to me shall lend." And uncontrol'd thy power
Will I in praises to his name, 4 Their gods but gold and silver are, And in his service spend. The works of mortal hands;
10, 11 In God I trusted, and of him 5 With speechless mouth and sightless in greatest straits did boast; eyes
For in my fight all hopes of aid The molten idol stands.
From faithless men were lost 6 The pageant has both ears and nose, 112, 13 Then what return to him sha!!! But neither hears nor smells;
For all his goodness make ?
I'll pratse bis name, and with glad zen] He is my Saviour and my strength,
He only claims my songs.
Whom God has say'd from harm;
By his Almighty arm.
Has endless honour won;
Amazing works has done. 17, 18 lo thee I'll offerings bring of 17 God will not suffer me to fall, praise;
But still prolonge my days; And whilst I bless thy name,
That, by declaring all his works, The just performance of my vows
I may advance his praise. To all thy saints proclaim.
18 When God had sorely me chastisid, 19 They in Jerusalem shall meet,
Till quite of hopes bereav'd,
His mercy from the gates of death
To which the just repair,
That I may enter in, and praise
20, 21 Within those gates of God's abode, Let all, inspir'd with godly mirth,
To which the righteous press, Sing solemn hymns of praise.
Since thou hast heard, and set me safe, 2 God's tender mercy knows no bound,
| Thy holy name I'll bless. His truth shall ne'er decay i
22, 23 That which the builders ORE Then let the willing nations round
refus'd, Their grateful tribute pay.
Is now the corner stone;
This is the wondrous work of God,
24, 25 This day is God's; let all the That his kind favours ever last, Let thankful Israel say.
Exalt their cheerful voice; 3, 4 Their sense of his eternal love Lord, we beseech thee, save us now Let Aaron's house express;
And make us still rejoice. And that it never fails, let all
26 Him that approaches in God's name, That fear the Lord confess.
Let all th' assembly bless : 5 To God I made my humble moan, "We that belong to God's own house With troubles quite opprest;
" Have wish you good success." And he releas'd me from my straits, 127 God is the Lord, through whom we a! And granted my request
Both light and comfort find; 6 Since therefore God does on my side Fast to the altar's horn, with cords, So graciously appear;
The chosen victim bind Why should the vain attempts of men 28 Thou art my Lord, O God, and still Possess my soul with fear?
I'll praise thy holy name; 7 Since God with those that aid my cause Because thou only art my God, Vouchsafes my part to take,
I'll celebrate thy fame. To all my foes I need not doubt
29 O then with me give thanks to Goll, A just return to make.
Who still does gracious prove; 8, 9 For better 'tis to trust in God, And let the tribute of our praise And have the Lord our friend,
Be endless as his love. Than on the greatest human power
PSALM CXIX. For safety to depend
ALEPH. 10, 11 Though many nations, closely leagu'd,
ow bless'd are they, who always Did oft beset me round;
keep Yet, by his boundless power sustain'd, The pure and perfect way! I did their strength confound.
Who never from the sacred paths 12 They swarm'd like bees, and yet their or God's commandments stray ! rage
2 How bless'd, who to his righteous laws Was but a short-liv'd blaze ;
Have still obedient been ! For whilst on God I still rely'd,
And have with fervent humble zeal I vanquisl.'d them with ease.
His favour sought to win! 13 When all united press'd me hard, 3 Such men their utmost caution use In hopes to make me fall,
To shun each wicked deed; The Lord vouchsaf'd to take my part, But in the path which he directs And save me from them all.
With constant care proceed. 14 The honour of my strange escape 14 Thou strictly hast enjoin'd us, Lord, To him alone belongs;
To learn thy sacred will;
And all our diligence employ
21 Thy sharp rebuke shall crush the Thy statutes to fulfil.
proud, 5 0 then that thy most holy will
Whom still thy curse pursues ; Might o'er my ways preside,
Since they to walk in thy right ways And I the course of all my life
Presumptuously refuse. By thy direction guide!
22 But far from me do thou, O Lord, 6 Then with assurance should I walk, | Contempt and shame remove ; From all confusion free;
For I thy sacred laws affect Convinc'd, with joy, that all my ways With undissembled love. With thy commands agree.
23 Though princes oft, in council met, 7 My upright heart shall my glad mouth Against thy servant spake; With cheerful praises fill;
Yet I thy statutes to observe When, by thy righteous judgments My constant business make. taught,
24 For thy commands have always been I shall have learnt thy will.
My comfort and delight; 8 So to thy sacred laws shall I
By them I learn, with prudent care, All due observance pay;
To guide my steps aright. O then forsake me not, my God,
DALETH. Nor cast me quite away
25 My soul, oppressd with deadly care, BETH
Close to the dust does cleave : 9 How shall the young preserve their Revive me, Lord, and let me now From all pollution free?
[ways Thy promis'd aid receive. By making still their course of life 26 To thee I still declar'd my ways, With thy commands agree.
And thou inclin'st thine ear; 10 With hearty zeal for thee I seek, O teach me then my future life To thee for succour pray:
By thy just laws to steer. O suffer not my careless steps
27 ir thou wilt make me know thy laws, From thy right paths to stray.
And by their guidance walk, 11 Sale in my heart, and closely hid, The wondrous works which thou hast Thy word, my treasur, lies;
Shall be my constant talk. [done To succour me with timely aid,
28 But see, my soul within me sinks, When sinful thoughts arise.
Prrss'd down with weighty care; 12 Sccur'd by that, my grateful soul Do thou, according to thy word, Shall ever bless thy name :
My wasted strength repair. O teach me then by thy just laws 29 Far, far from me be all false ways My future life to frame.
And lying arts remov'd ; 13 My lips, unlock'd by pious zeal, But kindly grant I still may keep To others have declard
The path by thee approv'd. How well the judgments of thy mouth 30 Thy faithful ways, thou God of truth, Deserve our best regard.
My happy choice I've made; 14 Whilst in the way of thy commands Thy judgments, as my rule of life, More solid joy I found,
Before me always laid. Than had I been with vast increase 31 My care has been to make my life Of envy'd riches crown'd.
With thy commands agree;
From shame and ruin free.
All due respect shall find (scrib'st, Shall I with plensure run,
Successfully go on.
33 Instruct me in thy statutes, Lord,
Thy righteous paths display i 17 Be gracious to thy servant, Lord, JAnd I from them through all my life, Do thou my life defend,
Will never go astray. That I, according to thy word,
34 If thou true wisdom from above My future time may spend.
Wilt graciously impart,
Devote my zealous heart.
To which thy precepts lead;
Thy righteous paths to tread. Thy righteous judgments from my sight 36 Do thou to thy most just commands Remove not thou away
Incline my willing heart; 20 My fainting soul is almost pin'd, Le no desire of worldly wealth With earnesi longing spent,
| From thee my thoughts divert. Whilst always on the eager search 37 From those vain objects tum my eyet or uhy just will intent.
I Which this false world displays;
But give me lively power and strength Whilst through strange lands and desert To keep thy righteous ways.
I like a pilgrim stray'd. (wilds 38 Confirm the promise which thou 55 Thy name, that cheer'd my heart by
And give thy servant aid, (mad'st, Has fill'd my thoughts by night : [day, Who to transgress thy sacred laws I then resolv'd by thy just laws Is awfully afraid.
To guide my steps aright. 39 The foul disgrace I justly fear, 56 That peace of mind, which has my In mercy, Lord, remove;
In deep distress sustain d,
soul For all the judgments thou ordain'st By strict obedience to thy will Are full of grace and love.
I happily obtain'd. 40 Thou know'st bow after thy commands
CHETH. My longing heart does pant;
57 O Lord, my God, my portion thou O then make hasle to raise me up,
And sure possession art; And promis'd succour grant.
Thy words I steadfastly resolve
To treasure in my heart 41 Thy constant blessing, Lord, bestow,58 With all the strength of warm desire To cheer my drooping heart;
I did thy grace implore; To me, according to thy word,
Disclose, according to thy word, Thy saving health impart.
Thy mercy's boundless store. 42 So shall 1, when my foes upbraid, 59 With due reflection and strict care This ready answer make;
Om all my ways I thought; " In God I trust, who never will And so, reclaim'd to thy just paths, " His faithful promise break."
My wand'ring steps I brought. 13 Then let not quite the word of truth 60 i lost no time, but made great haste, Be from my mouth remov'd :
Resolv'd, without delay,
From thy commandments stray, 44 So I to keep thy righteous laws 61 Though num'rous troops of sinful Will all my study bendi
To rob me have combin'd, imen From age to age my time to come Yet I thy pure and righteous laws In their observance spend.
Have ever kept in mind. 45 Ere long I trust to walk at large, 162 in dead of night I will arise From all incumbrance free;
To sing thy solemn praise ; Since í resolve to make my life
Convinc'd how much I always ought With thy commands agree.
To love thy righteous ways. 46 Thy laws shall be my constant talk; 63 To such as fear thy holy name, And princes shall attend,
Myself I closely join ; Whilst I the justice of thy ways
To all who their obedient wills With confidence defend
To thy commands resign. 47 My longing heart and ravish'd soul 164 O'er all the earth thy mercy, Lord, Shall both o'erflow with joy,
Abundantly is shed;
Thy sacred paths to tread. 49 Then will I to thy just decrees
TETU. Lift up my willing hands;
65 With me, thy servant, thou bast dealt My care and business then shall be
Most graciously, O Lord;
Repeated benefits bestow'd,
According to thy word. 49 According to thy promis'd grace, 66 Teach me the sacred skill, by which Thy favour, Lord, extend;
Right judgment is attain'd. Make good to me the word on which Who in belief of thy commands Thy servant's hopes depend.
Have steadfastly remain'd. 50 That only comfort in distress 67 Before affliction stopp'd my course, Did all my griefs control;
My footsteps went astray;
Reviv'd my fainting soul. [round, "Thy precepts to obey. 51 Insulting foes did proudly mock, 68 Thou art, O Lord, supremely good, And all my hopes deride;
And all thou dost is so
Thy saving skill bestow. 52 Thy judgments then of ancient date, 69 The proud have forg'd malicious lies, I quickly call to mind,
My spotless fame to stain;
| Thy precepts shall retain. 33 Sometimes I stand amaz'd, like one 70 While pamper'd, they, with prosp'rous With deadly horror struck,
In sejisual pleasures live, To think how all my sinful foes
My soul can relish no delight, Have thy just laws forsook.
But what thy precepts give. 54 Bat I thy statutes and decrees 171 Tis good for me that I have felt My cheerful anthems made ;
1 Affliction's chast ning rud,
That I might duly learn and keep That by thy righteous statutes !
| My life's whole course may steer, 72 The law that from thy inouth proceeds!
LAMED. Of more esteem I hold,
189 For ever and for ever, Lord, Than untouch'd mines, than thousand
Unchang'd thou dost remain ; Or silver and of gold
m ines Thy word, ectablish'd in the heavens, JOD.
Does all their orbs sustain. 73 To me, who am the workmanship
190 Through circling ages, Lord, thy truth of thy Almighty hands,
Iminoveable shall stand, The heavenly understanding give
JAs doth the earth, which thou uphold'st To learn thy just commands.
By thy Almighty hand. 74 My preservation to thy saints
191 All things the course by thee ordain'd Strong comfort will afford,
E'en to this day fulfil; To see success attend my hepes,
They are thy faithful subjects all, Who trusted in thy word.
And servants of thy will 75 That right thy judgments are, I now 192 Unless thy sacred law had been By sure experience see;
| My comfort and delight, And that in faithfulness, O Lord,
I must have fainted, and expir'd Thou hast afflicted me.
In dark affliction's night. 76 O let thy tender mercy now
93 Thy precepts, therefore, from my Afford me needful aid;
thoughts According to thy promise, Lord,
Shall never, Lord, depart; To me, thy servant, made.
For thou by them hast to new life 77 To me thy saving grace restore,
Restor'd ny dying heart. That I again may live :
94 As I am thine, entirely thine, Whose soul can relish no delight,
Protect me, Lord, from harm, But what thy precepts give.
Who bave thy precepts sought to know, 78 Defeat the proud, who, unprovok'd, And carefully perform To ruin me have sought,
95 The wicked have their ambush laid Who only on thy sacred laws
My guiltless life to take ; Employ my harmless thought
But in the midst of danger 79 Let those that fear thy name espouse
Thy word my study make. My cause, and those alone
96 I've seen an end of what we call Who have, by strict and pious search,
Perfection here below; Thy sacred precepts known.
But thy commandments, like thyself, 80 in thy blest statutes let my heart
No change or period know.
197 The love that to thy laws I bear CAPH.
No language can display; 81 My soul with long expectance faints They with fresh wonders entertain To see thy saving grace ;
My ravish'd thoughts all day. Yet still on thy unerring word
99 Through thy commands I wiser grow My confidence I place.
Than all my subtle foes; 82 My very eyes consume and fail For thy sure word doth me direct, With waiting for thy word ;
And all my ways dispose. 0! when wilt thou thy kind relief 199 From me my former teachers now And promis'd aid afford ?
May abler counsel take; 83 My skin like shrivelld parchment Because thy sacred precepts !
That long in smoke is set ; [shows, My constant study make. Yet no affliction me can force
100 In understanding I excel Thy statutes to forget.
The sages of our days ; 84 How many days must l endure Because by thy unerring rules Of sorrow and distress ?
I order all my ways. When wilt thou judgment execute 101 My feet with care I have refrain'd On them who me oppress?
From every sinful way, 85 The proud have digg'd a pit for me. That to thy sacred word I might That have no other foes,
Entire obedience pay. But such as are averse to thee,
102 I have not from thy judgments And thy just laws oppose.
By vain desires misled; stray , 86 With sacred truth's eternal laws For, Lord, thou hast instructed me All thy commands agree;
Thy righteous paths to tread. Men persecute me without cause ; 103 How sweet are all thy words to me! Thou, Lord, my helper be.
what divine repast! 87 With close designs against my life How much more grateful to my soul They had almost prevail'd;
Than boney to my taste! But in obedience to thy will,
104 Taught by thy sacred precepts, I My duty never failld.
With heavenly skill am blest, 88 Thy wonted kindness, Lord, restoro, Through which the treacherous ways of My drooping heart to cheer
I utterly detest.