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In my desence, nor give me up 105 Thy word is to my feet a lamp, To my oppressor's rage. The way of truth to show ;
122 Do thou be surety, Lord, for me, A watch-light to point out the path
And so shall this distress In which I ought to go.
Prove good for me, nor shall the proud 106 I swear, and from my solemn oath My guiltless soul oppress. Will never start aside,
123 My eyes, alas ! begin to fail, That in thy righteous judgments I
In long expectance held; Will steadfastly abide.
Till thy salvation they behold, 107 Since I with griefs am so opprest, And righteous word fulfill'd. That I can bear no more,
124 To me, thy servant, in distress, According to thy word do thou
Thy wonted grace display, My fainting soul restore.
And discipline my willing heart 108 Let still my sacrifice of praise Thy statutes to obey. With thee acceptance find;
125 On me, devoted to thy fear, And in thy righteous judgments, Loid, Thy sacred skill bestow, Instruct my willing mind.
That of thy testimonies I 109 Though ghastly dangers me surround, The full extent may know. My soul they cacnot awe,
126 'Tis time, high time for thee, O Lord, Nor with continual terrors keep
Thy vengeance to employ ; From thinking on thy law.
When men with open violence 110 My wicked and invet'rate foes
Thy sacred law destroy. For me their snares have laid ;
127 Yet their contempt of thy commands Yet I have kept thy upright path,
But makes their value rise Nor from thy precepts stray'd. In my esteem, who purest gold, 111 Thy testimonies I have made
Compar'd with them, despise. My heritage and choice;
128 Thy precepts therefore I account, For they, when other comforts fail,
In all respects, divine ; My drooping heart rejoice.
They teach me to discern the right, 112 My heart with early zeal began And all false ways decline. Thy statutes to obey
PE. And till my course of life is done,
129 The wonders which thy laws contain Shall keep thy upright way.
No words can represent;
Therefore to learn and practise them 113 Deceitful thoughts and practices
My zealous heart is bent. I utterly detest;
130 The very entrance to thy word But to thy law affection bear
Celestial light displays, Too great to be exprest.
And knowledge of true happiness 114 My hiding-place, my refuge-tower,
To simplest minds conveys. And shield art thou, O Lord;
131 With eager hopes I waiting stood, I firmly anchor all my hopes
And fainting with desire, On thy unerring word.
That of thy wise commands I miglit 115 Hence, ye that trade in wickedness,
The sacred skill arquire. Approach not my abode;
132 With favour, Lord, look down on me, For firmly I resolve to keep
Who thy relief implore : The precepts of my God.
As thou art wont to visit those 116 According to thy gracious word,
Who thy blest name adore. From danger set me free,
133 Directed by thy heavenly word Nor make me of those hopes asham'd,
Let all my footsteps be ; That I repose in thee.
Nor wickedness of any kind 117 Uphold me, so shall I be safe,
Dominion have o'er me. And rescu'd from distress;
134 Release, entirely set me free To thy decrees continually
From persecuting hands, My just respects address.
That, unmolested, I may learn, 118 The wicked thou hast trod to earth,
And practise thy commands. Who from thy statutes stray'd;
135 On me, devoted to thy fear, Their vile deceit, the just reward
Lord, inake thy face to shine ; or their own falsehood made.
Thy statutes both to know and keep, 119 The wicked from thy holy land
| My heart with zeal incline. Thou dost like dross remove;
136 My eyes to weeping fountains turn, I therefore, with such justice charm'd,
Whence briny rivers flow, 'Thy testimonies love.
To see mankind against thy laws 120 Yet with that love they make mel in bold defiance go. Lest I should so offend, (dread,
TSADDI. When on transgressors I behold
137 Thou art the righteous Judge, ia Thy judgments thus descend.
Wrong'd innocence may trust; 121 Judgment and justice I have lov'd; And, like thyself, thy judgments, Lonl, Otherefore, Lord, engage
In all respects are just.
138 Most Just and true those statutes 154 Plead thou my cause; to that and sne were,
Thy timely aid afford; Which thou didst first decree;
With beams of mercy quicken me, And all with faithfulness perform'd, According to thy word. Succeeding times shall see.
155 From hardend sinners thou remov'st 139 With zeal my flesh consumes away, Salvation far away; My soul with anguish frets,
'Tis just thou shouldst withdraw from To see my foes contemn at once
them Thy promises and threals.
Who from thy statutes stray. 140 Yet each neglected word of thine, 156 Since great thy lender mercies are Howe'er by them despis'd,
To all who thee adore ; Is pure, and for eternal iruth
Accurding to thy judgments, Lord, By me thy servant, prir'd.
My fainting hopes restore. 141 Brought, for thy sake, to low estate, 157 A numerous host of spiteful foes Contempt from all i find :
Against my life combine ;
Thy statutes to decline. 142 Thy righteousness shall then endure, 15 Those bold transgressors I beheld, When Lime itself is past;
And was with grief oppressid, Thy law is truth itself, that truth To see with what audacious pride Which shall for ever last.
Thy covenant they transgress'd. 143 Though trouble, anguish, doubts, 159 Yet while they slight, consider, Lord, and dread,
How I thy precepts love; To compass me unite ;
O therefore quicken me with beams Beset with danger, still I make
or mercy from above. Thy precepts my delight.
160 As from the birth of time thy truth 144 Eternal and unerring rules
Has held through ages past, Thy testimonies give :
So shall thy righteous judgments firm
161 Though mighty tyrants, without 345 With my whole heart to God I calla,
ause, Lord, hear my earnest cry i
Conspire my blood to shed, And I thy statutes to perform
Thy sacred word has power alone Will all my care apply.
To fill my heart with dread. 146 Again more fervently I pray'd, 162 And yet that word my joyful breast O save me, that I may
With heavenly rapture warms; Thy testimonies throughly know,
Nor conquest, nor the spoils of war, And steadfastly obey
Have such transporting charms. 147 My earlier prayer the dawning day 163 Perfidious practices and lies Prevented, while I cry'd
I utterly detest;
Too vast to be exprest. 148 With zeal bave 1 awak'd before 164 Seven times a day, with grateful The midnight watch was set,
voice, That I of thy mysterious word
Thy praises I resound, Might perfect knowledge get.
Because I find thy judgments all 149 Lord, hear my applicating voice, | With truth and justice crown'd. And wonted favour show :
165 Secure substantial peace have they O quicken me, and so approve
Who truly love thy law; Thy judgment ever true.
No smiling mischief them can tempt, 150 My persecuting foes advance,
Nor frowning danger awe. Aud hourly nearer draw
166 For thy salvation I have hop'd, What treatment can I hope from them and though so long delay'd, That violate thy law ?
With cheerful zeal and strictest care 151 Though they draw nigh, my com All thy commands obey'd. fort is,
167 Thy testimonies I have kept, Thou, Lord, art yet more near ;
And constantly obey'd;
Thy service easy made. 352 Concerning thy divine decrees, 168 From strict observance of thy laws My soul has known of old,
I never yet withdrew;
Are open to thy view.
Attend, o gracious Lord; Think on thy servant in distress,
Inspire my heart with heavenly skill, Who ne'er forgets thy law.
According to thy word.
170 I et my repeated prayer at last 18 From the blind strokes of chance, and Before thy throne appear;
foes According to thy plighted word,
That lie in wait to kill. For my relief draw near.
9 At home, abroad, in peace, in war, 171 Then sball my grateful lips return | Thy God shall thee defend; The tribute of their praise,
Conduct thee through life's pilgrinage When thou thy counsels hast reveal d, Safe to thy journey's end. And Laught me thy just ways.
PSALM CXXII. 172 My tongue the praises of thy word
In "TWAS a joyful sound to hear Shall thankfully resound,
Our tribes devoutly say, Because thy promises are all
Up, Israel, to the temple haste, With truth and justice crown'd.
And keep your festal day! 173 Let thy Almighty arm appear,
12 At Salem's courts we must appear, And bring me timely aid ;
With our assembled powers, For I the laws thou hast ordain'd
3 In strong and beauteous order rang'd, My heart's free choice have made.
Like her united towers. 174 My soul has waited long to see
14 "Tis thither, by divine command Thy saving grace restor'd;
The tribes of God repair, Nor comfort knew, but what thy lawı,
Before his ark to celebrate Thy heavenly laws afford.
His name with praise and prayer. 175 Prolong my life that I may sing
5 Tribunals stand erected there, My great Restorer's praise ;
Where equity takes place : Whose justice, from the depths of woo
There stand the courts and palaces My fainting soul shall mise.
Of royal David's race. 176 Like some lost sheep l've stray'd,
6 0, pray we then for Salem's peace, till I
For they shall prosp'rous be, Despair my way to find ;
Thou holy city of our God, Thou, therefore, Lord, thy servant seek,
Who bear true love to thee. Who keeps thy laws in mind.
17 May peace within thy sacred walls PSALM CXX
A constant guest be found; TN deep distress I oft have cry'd
With plenty and prosperity To God, who never yet deny'd
Thy palaces be crown'd. To rescue me oppress'd with wrong 8 For my dear brethren's sake, and 2 Once more, O Lord, deliv'rance send,
friends From lying lips my soul defend,
No less than brethren dear, And from the rage of sland'ring tongues. I'll pray... May peace in Salem's towers 3 What little profit can accrue,
A constant guest appear. And yet what heavy wrath is due,
9 But most of all l'll seek thy good, O thou perfidious tongue, to thee!
And ever wish thee well, 4 Thy sting upon thyself shall turn;
For Sion and the temple's sake, or lasting Aames, that fiercely burn,
Where God vouchsa fes to dwell. The constant fuel thou shalt be. 5 But, o ! how wretched is my doom,
PSALM CXXIII. Who am a sojourner become
On thee, who dwell'st above the skies, In barren Mesech's desert soil !
U For mercy wait my longing eyes; With Kedar's wicked tents enclos'd..
As servants wait their masters' hands. To lawless savages expos'd,
And maids their mistresses' commands Who live on nought but theft and spoil...
3, 4 O then have mercy on us, Lord; 6 My hapless dwelling is with those
Thy gracious aid to us afford; Who peace and amity oppose,
To us, whom cruel foes oppress, And pleasure take in others' barms:
Grown rich and proud by our distress 7 Sweet peace 18 all I court and seek ;
PSALM CXXIV. But when to them of peace I speak, ITTAD not the Lord, may Israel say, They straight cry out, To arms, to 11 Been pleas'd to interpose ; arms.
2 Had he not then espous d our cause PSALM CXXI.
When men against us rose; M o Sion's bill I lin my eyes,
3, 4, 5 Their wrath had swallow'd us From thence expecting aid ;
alive, 2 From Sion's hill, and Sion's God, And rag'd without control;
Who heaven and earth has made. Their spite and pride's united foods 3 Then thou, my soul, in safety rest, Had quite o'erwhelm'd our soul. Thy Guardian will not sleep
6 But prais'd be our eternal Lord, 4 His watchful care, that Israel guards, Who rescued us that day, Will Israel's monarch keep.
Nor to their savage jaws gave up 5 Shelter'd beneath th' Almighty's wings Our threaten'd lives a prey. Thou shalt securely rest,
17 Our soul is like a bird escap'd 6 Where neither sun nor moon shall thee! From out the fowler's net; By day or night molest.
The snare is broke, their hopes are 7 From common accidents of life
cross'd, His care shall guard thee still i
And we at freedom set.
8 Secure in bis Almighty name 13 Children, those comforts of our life, Our confidence remains,
Are presents from the Lord ; Who, as he made both heaven and earth, He gives a num'rous race of heirs, Of both sole Monarch reigns.
As piety's reward.
4 As arrows in a giant's hand, TXTHO place on Sion s God their trust, When marching forth to war;
Like Sion's rock shall stand; Ev'n so the sons of sprightly youth, Like her immoveable be fix'd
Their parents' safeguard are. By his Almighty hand.
5 Happy the man whose quiver's fill'd 2 Look how the hills on every side With these prevailing arms; Jerusalem enclose;
He need not fear to meet his foe,
PSALM CXXVIII. 3 The wicked may afflict the just, THE man is blest that fears the Lord, But ne'er too long oppress,
1 Nor only worship pays, Nor force him by despair to seek But keeps his steps confin'd with care Base means for bis redress.
To his appointed ways.
Of his own labour feed;
His wishes all succeed.
Her lovely fruit shall bring i
About his table spring
4 Who fears the Lord shall prosper thus TXTHEN Sion's God her sons recall'd | Him Sion's God shall bless, From long captivity,
5 And grant him all his days to see It seem'd at first a pleasing dream 1 Jerusalem's success Oi what we wish'd to see :
6 He shall live on, till heirs from him 2 But soon in unaccustom'd mirth, Descend with vast increase ; We did our voice employ.
Much bless'd in his own prosperous state, And sung our great Restorer's praise And more in Israel's peace. In thankful hymns of joy.
PSALM CXXIX. Our heathen foes repining stood,
TROM my youth up, may Israel say, Yet were compeli'd to own
T They oft have me assail'd. That great and wondrous was the work 2 Reduc'd me oft to heavy straits, Our God for us had done.
But never quite prevail'd 3 "'Twas great," say they, " 'twas 3 They oft have plough'd my patient wondrous great :"
back Much more should we confess
With furrows deep and long: "The Lord has done great things, whereof 4 But our just God has broke their chains, We reap the glad success.
And rescu'd us from wrong. 4 To us bring back the remnant, Lord, 5 Defeat, confusion, shameful rout Of Israel's captive bands,
Be still the doom of those, More welcome than refreshing showers Their righteous doom, who Sion bate, To parch'd and thirsty lands;
And Sion's God oppose. 5 That we, whose work commenc'd in 6 Like corn upon our houses tops, tears,
Untimely let them fade, May see our labours thrive,
Which too much heat, and want of root, Till finish'd with success, to make
Has blasted in the blade : Our drooping hearts revive.
17 Which in his arms no reaper taket, 6 Though he desponds that sows his! But unregarded leaves ; grain,
No binder thinks it worth his pains
To fold it into sheaves.
Vouchsales a minute's stop,
To give it one kind look, or crave
PSALM CXXX. Unless the Lord the city keep,
LROM lowest depths of woe The watchman wakes in vain.
I To God I sent my cry; 2 In vain we rise before the day, 12 Lord, hear my supplicating voice, And lale to rest repair,
And graciously reply Allow no respite to our toil,
3 Shouldst thou severely judge, And eat the bread of care.
Who can the trial bear Supplies of life, with ease to thern, 14 But thou forgiv'st, lest we despond, He on his saints bestows;
And quite renounce thy fear. He crowns their labours with success, 5 My soul with patience waits Their pights with sound repose.
For thee, the living Lord;
My hopes are on thy promise built, Their children too upon thy throne
For evertnore shall sit. 6 My longing eyes look out
13, 14 For Sion does in God's esteem, For thy enlivening ray,
All other seats excel;
Where be desires to dweil. 7 Let Israel trust in God,
15, 16 Her store, says he, I will increase, No bounds his merey knows;
Her poor with plenty bless; The plenteous source and spring from Her saints shall shout for joy, her priests whence
My saving health confess. Eternal succour flows;
17 There David's power shall long re 8 Whose friendly streams to us
main Supplies in want convey;
In his successive line, A healing spring to cleanse,
And my anointed servant there And wash our guilt away.
1 Shall with fresh lustre shine. PSALM CXXXI.
18 The faces of his vanquish'd focs
Confusion shall o'erspread;
Whilst, with confirm's success, his
crown Nor my aspiring thoughts employ
Shall flourish on his head. In things for me too high.
PSALM CXXXIII. 2 With infant innocence thou know'st
ILTOW vast must their advantage be, I have myself demeand;
11 How great their pleasure prove, Compos'd to quiet, like a babe
Who live like brethren, and consent That from the breast is wean'd.
1 In offices of love! 3 Like me let Israel hope in God,
2 True love is like that precious oi!, His aid alone implore;
Which, pour'd on Aaron's head, Both now and ever trust in him,
Ran down his beard, and o'er his robes Who lives for evermore.
Its costly moisture shed
3 'Tis like refreshing dew, which does T ET David, Lord, a constant place On Hermon's top distil; U In thy remembrance find;
Or like the early drops that fall Let all the sorrows he endur'd
On Siou's fruitful hill. Be ever in thy mind.
4 For Sion is the hosen seat, 2 Remember what a solemn oath
Where the Almighty King To thee, his Lord, he swore;
The promis'd blessing has ordaind How to the mighty God he vow'd,
And life's eternal spring. Whom Jacob's sons adore ;
PSALM CXXXIV. 3, 4 I will not go into my house, RLESS God, ye servants, that attend Nor to my bed ascend;
D Upon his solemn stale,
With humble rey'rence wait 5 Till for the Lord's design'd abode 2, 3 Within his house lift up your hands, I mark the destin'd ground;
And bless his holy name: Till I a decent place of rest
From Sion bless thy Israel, Lord, For Jacoli's God have found.
Who earth and heaven didst frame. 6 Th'appointed place, with shouts of joy,
PSALM CXXXV. At Ephrata we found,
I PRAISE the Lord, with one con Aud made the woods and neighb'ring/ fields
And magnify his name ; Our glad applause resound.
Let all the servants of the Lord 7 O with due rev'rence let us then
His worthy praise proclaim. To his abode repair,
2 Praise him all ye that in his house And, prostrate at his footstool fallin, Altend with constant care ; Pour out our humble prayer.
With those that to his outmost courts 8 Arise, O Lord, and now possess
With humble zeal repair. Thy constant place of rest;
13 For this our truest int'rest is, Be that, not only with thy ark,
Glad hymns of praise to sing ; But with thy presence, blest.
And with loud songs to bless his name, 9, 10 Clothe thou thy priests with right. A most delightful thing. eousness,
14 For God his own peculiar choice Make thou thy saints rejoice :
"The sons of Jacob makes; And, for thy servant David's sake, And Israel's offspring for his own Hear thy Anointed's voice.
Most valu'd treasure takes. 11 God sware to David in his truth, 5 That God is great, we often have Nor shall his oath be vain,
By glad ezperience found; One of thy offspring after thee,
And seen how he, with wondrous power, Upon thy throne shall reign :
Above all gods is crown'd. .2 And if thy seed my cov'nant keep, 16 For he, with unresisted strength, And tu any laws submit.
Perforias his sov'reign will,