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3 For God the Lord, enthron'd in state,19 To worship at his sacred court,
Is, with unrivall'd glory, great: Let all the trembling world resort.
A King superior far to all

10 Proclaim aloud, Jehovah reigns,
Whom gods the heathen falsely call. Whose power the universe sustains,
4 The depths of earth are in his hand, And banish'd justice will restore;
Her secret wealth at his command; 11 Let therefore heaven new joys con-
The strength of hills that reach the skies, fess;
Subjected to his empire lies.

And heavenly mirth let earth express ; 5 The rolling ocean's vast abyss, Its loud applause the ocean roar; By the same sov'reign right, is his; Its mute inhabitants rejoice, Tis mov'd by his Almighty hand, And for this triumpb find a voice. That form'd and fix'd the solid land. 12 For joy let fertile vallies sing, 60 let us to his courts repair,

The cheerful groves their tribute bring,
And bow with adoration there;

The tuneful choir of birds awake,
Down on our knees devoutly all 13 The Lord's approach to celebrate;
Before the Lord, our Maker, fall. Who now sets out with awful state,
7 For he's our God, our Shepherd he, Ilis circuit through the earth to take.
His flock and pasture sheep are we: From heaven to judge the world he's
If then you'll, like his flock, draw near, come,
To-day, if you bis voice wi : hear, With justice to reward and doom.
8 Let not your harden'd hearts renew

PSALM XCVII.
Nor here provoke my wrath, they In his just government rejoice;
In desert plains of Meribah.

Let all the isles, with sacred mirth,
9 When through the wilderness they In his applause unite their voice.
mov'd,

2 Darkness and clouds of awful shade And me with fresh temptations prov'd, Ilis dazzling glory shroud in state; They still, through unbe: zf, rebellid, Justice and truth his guards are made, Whilst they my wondrous works be And fix'd by his pavilion wait. held.

3 Devouring fire before his face, 10 They forty years my patience griev'd,

His foes around with vengeance Though daily I their wants reliev'd.

struck;
Then-Tis a faithless race, I said, 4 His lightning set the world on blaze;
Whose heart from me has always stray'd. Earth saw it, and with terror shook.
11 They ne'er will tread my righteous 5 The proudest hills his presence felt,
path;

Their beigbt nor strength could help
Therefore to them, in settled wrath, afford;
Since they despis'd my rest, I sware, The proudest hills like wax did melt
That they should never enter there. In presence of th? Almighty Iord.
PSALM XCVI.

6 The heavens, his rigateousness to show, SING tarthe Lord a newmade

song; With storms of fire our foes pursu'da
Let earth in one assembled throng And all the trembling world below
Her common Patron's praise resound: Have his descending glory view'd.
2 Sing to the Lord, and bless his name, 7 Confounded be their impious hosts,
From day to day his praise proclaim, Who make the gods to whom they
Who us has with salvation crown'd:

pray ;
To heathen lands his fame rehearse, All who of pageant idols boast:
His wonders to the universe.

To him, je gods, your worship pay.
4 He's great, and greatly to be prais'd; 8 Glad Sion of thy triumpii heard,
In majesty and glory rais'd

And Judah's daughters were o'erjoy'd, Above all other deities :

Because thy righteous judgments, Lord, $ For pageantry and idols all

Have pagan pride and power deAre they, whom gods the beathen call; stroy'd.

He only rules, who made the skies; 9 For thou, O God, art seated high, 6 With majesty and honour crown'd, Above earth's potentates enthron'd7 Beauty and strength his throne sur-Thou, Lord, unrivall'd in the sky, round.

Supreme by all the gods art own'd. 7 Be therefore both to him restor'd 10 Ye who to serve this Lord aspire, By you, who have false gods ador'd; Abhor what's ill, and truth esteem;

Ascribe due honour to his name: He'll keep his servants' souls entire, 8 Peace-offerings on bis altar lay,

And them from wicked hands redeem. Before his throne your homage pay,

11 For seeds are sown of glorious light Which he, and be alone, can claim : A future harvest for the just;

SING

And gladness for the heart that's right, And, with his unresisted might,

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s extol. 12 Rejoice, ye righteous, in the Lord; 6 M

I Aaron thus of old Memorials of his holiness

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is priests ador'd; Deep in your faithful breasts record, Amor is prophets Samuel thus And with your thankful tongues con cred name implor'd. fess.

Distress'd, upon the Lord they call'd, PSALM XCVIII.

Who de'er their suit denyà; ING to the Lord a new-made song, But, as with revirence they impłord,

Who wondrous things has done ; He graciously reply'd. With his right hand and holy arm 7 For with their cainp, to guide their The conquest he has won.

march, 2 The Lord bas through th' astonish'd The cloudy pillar mord; world

They kept his law, and to his will Display'd his saving might,

obedient servants pror'd. And made his righteous acts appear 8 He answer'd them, forgiving oft In all the heathen's sight.

His people for their sake; 3 Of Israel's house his love and truth And those who rashly tbem opposid, Have ever mindful been;

Did sad examples make. Wide earth's remotest parts the power 9 With we ship at his sacred courts Of Israel's God have seen.

Exalt our God and Lord; 4 Let therefore earth's inhabitants For he, who oniy holy is, Their cheerful voices raise;

Alone should be adored. And all, with universal joy,

PSALM C. Resound their Maker's praise.

TITH one consent, let all the earth o W th barp and hynn's soft melody, WIT

To God their cheerful voices raise i Into the concert bring

Glad homage pay, with awful mirth, 6 The trumpet and shrill cornet's And sing bare him songs of praises sound,

3 Convinc'd that he is God alone, · Before th’Almighty King.

From whom botb we and all pro 7 Let the loud ocean roar her joy,

ceed; With all the seas contain;

We, whom he chooses for his own, The earth, and her inhabitants,

The flock that he vouchsafes to feed Join concert with the main.

4 O enter then bis temple gate, 8 With joy let riv'lets swell to streams, Thence to his courts devoutly press;

To spreading torrents they ; And still your grateful hymns repeat, And echoing vales from hill to hill And still his name with praises bless, Redoubled shouts convey ;

15 For he's the Lord, supremely good, 9 To welcome down the world's great His mercy is for ever sure; Judge,

Ais truth, which always firmly stoode Who does with justice come,

To endless ages shall endure.
And with impartial equity,

PSALM CI.
Both to reward and doom.
PSALM XCIX.

And steadfast judgment, I will sing; EHOVAH reigns; let therefore all And since they both to thee belong, The guilty nations quake:

To thee, O Lord, address my song. On Cherubs' wings he sits enthron'd; 12 When, Lord, thou shalt with me to Let earth's foundations stake.

side, 2 On Sion's hill he keeps his court, Wise discipline my reign shall guide;

His palace Inakes her towers ; With blameless life myself I'll make Yet thence his sovereignty extends A pattern for my court to take.

Supreme o'er earthly powers. 3 No ill design will I pursue, 3 Let therefore all with praise ad- Nor those my fav'rites make that do. dress

4 Who to reproof has no regard,
His great and dreadful name; Him will I totally discard.
And, with his unresisted might, 5 The private slanderer shall be
His Holiness proclaim.

In public justice doom'd by me: 4 For truth and justice, in his reign, From haughty looks I'll turn aside,

or strength and power take place; And mortify the heart of pride. His judgments are with righteousness 6 But honesty, call'd from her cell, Dispens'u to Jacob's race.

Iv splendour at my court shall dwell: 5 Therefore exalt the Lord our God ; Who virtue's practice make their care, Kevre bis footstool fall;

Skall have the first preferments there.

JEHOV

W "Do thon, Lord. attend;

7 No politics shall recommend 14 Her scatter'd ruins by thy saints
His country's foe to be my friend: With pity are survey'd;
None e'er shall to my favour rise, They grieve to see her lefty spires
By flattering or malicious lies.

In dust and rubbish laid. 8 All those who wicked courses take, 15, 16 The name and glory of the An early sacrifice I'll make;

Lord Cut off, destroy, till none remain

All heathen kings shall fear;
God's holy city to profane.

When he shall Sion build again,
PSALM CII.

And in full state appear.
THEN I pour out my soul in prayer, 17, 18 When he regards the poor's re-

quest, To thy eternal throne of grace

Nor slights their earnest prayer;
Let my sad cry ascend.

Our sons, for their recorded grace,
2 0 hide not thou thy glorious face Shall his just praise declare.
In times of deep distress:

19 For God, from his abode on high, Incline thine ear, and when I call, His gracious beams display'd: My sorrows soon redress.

The Lord, from heaven, bis lofty throne, s Each cloudy portion of nıy life, Hath all the earth survey'd. Like scatter'd smoke expires;

20 He listen'd to the captives' moans, My shrivellid bones are like a bearth He heard their mournful cry, Parch'd with continual fires.

And freed, by his resistless power, 4 My heart, like grass that feels the The wretches doom'd to die. blast

21 That they in Sion, where he dwells, Of some infectious wind,

Might celebrate his fame, Does languish so with grief, that scarce And through the holy city sing My needful food I mind.

Loud praises to his name: 5 By reason of my sad estate

22 When all the tribes assembling there, I spend my breath in groans;

Their solemn vows address, Ny flesh is worn away, my skin And neighb'ring lands, with glad conScarce bides my starting bones.

sent, 6 I'm like a pelican become,

The Lord their God confess.
That does in deserts mourn;

23 But e'er my race is run, my strength pre Or like an owl, that sits all day

Through his fierce wrath decays; On barren trees forlorn.

He has, when all my wishes bloom'd, 7 In watchings, or in restless dreams, Cut short my hopeful days. The night by me is spent,

24 Lord, end not thou my life, said I, As hy those solitary birds,

When half is scarcely past; That lonesome roofs trequent. Thy years, from worldly changes free, 8 All day by railing foes I'm made To endless ages last. 'The subject of their scorn;

25 The strong foundations of the earth Who all, possess'd with furious rage, of old by thee were laid; Have my destruction sworn.

Thy hands the beauteous arch of heaven 9 When grov'ling on the ground I lie, With wondrous skill have made.

Oppress'd with grief and fears, 26, 27 Whilst thou for ever shalt endure, My bread is strew'd with ashes o'er, They soon shall pass away;

My drink is mix'd with tears. And, like a garment often worn,
10 Because on me with double weight Shall tarnish and decay.
Thy heavy wrath doth lie;

Like that, when thou ordain'st their
For thou, to make my fall more great, change,
Didst lift me up on high.

To thy command they bend; 111 My days, just hast'ning to their But thou continuest still the same, end,

Nor have thy years an end.
Are like an evening shade;

| 28 Thou to the children of thy saints to My beauty does, like wither'd

grass,

Sbalt lasting quiet give;
With waning lustre fade.

Whose happy race, securely fix d, 12 But thy eternal state, O Lord,

Shall in thy presence live.
No length of time shall waste;

PSALM CIII.
age to age shail last.

God's holy name ever bless 13 Thou shalt are, and Sion view Of all his favours mindful prove, With an unclouded face;

And still thy grateful thanks express. For now her time is come, thy own 3, 4 'Tis he that all thy sins forgives, Appointed day of grace.

And after sickness makes thee sound;

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From danger be thy life retrieves, Heaven's curtains stretch beyond the

By bin with grace and mercy crown'd. globe, 5, 6 He with good things thy mouth Thy canopy of state to make. supplies,

13 God builds on liquid air, and forms Thy vigour, eagle-like, renews: His palace chambers in the skies; He, when the guiluess sufferer cries, The clouds his chariots are, and storms

His foe with just revenge pursues. The swift-wing'd steeds with which 7 God inade of old his righteous ways he flies.

To Moses and our fathers known; 4 As bright as flame, as swift as wind, His works, to his eternal praise,

His ministers heaven's palace fill, Were to the sons of Jacob shown. To have their sundry tasks assigu’d, 8 The Lord abounds with tender love, All proud to serve their Sov reign's And unexampled acts of grace;

will. His waken'd wrath doth slowly move, 5, 6 Earth on her centre fixd, he set, Wis willing mercy flies apace.

Her face with waters overspread; 9, 10 cod will not always harshly chide, Nor proudest mountains dared as yet But with his anger quickly part;

To list above the waves their head. And loves his punishments to guide 7 But when thy awful face appearld, More by his love than our desert. Th’insulting waves dispers'd;

they fled, 11 As high as heaven its arch extends When once thy thunder's voice they Above this little spot of clay,

heard, So much his boundless love transcends And by their haste confess'd their The small respects that we can pay.

dread. 12, 13 As far as 'tis from east to west, 8 Thence up by secret tracts they creep,

So far has he our sins reinoved; And,gushing from the maintain's side, Who, with a father's tender breast, Through valleys travel to the deep,

Has such as fear'd him always loved. Appointed to receive their tide. 14, 15 For God, who all our framc sur-9 There hast thou fix'd the ocean's veys,

bounds, Considers that we are but clay; The threat'ning surges to repel; How fresh soe'er we seem, our days That they no more o'erpass their

Like grass or flowers must fade away. mounds, 16, 17 Whilst they are nipt with sudden Nor to a second deluge swell. blasts,

PART IL. Nor can we find their former place; 10 Yet thence in smaller parties drawn, God's faithful mercy ever lasts,

The sea recovers her lost hilis; To those that fear him and their race. And starting springs from every lawn 18 This shall attend on such as still Surprise the vales with plenteoui Proceed in his appointed way;

rills. And wbo not only know his will, 11 The field's tame beasts are thither led, But to it just obedience pay:

Weary with labour,faint with drought, 19, 20 The Lord, the universal King, And asses on wild mountains bred

In heaven has fix'd his lofty throne: Have sense to find these currents out. To him, ye angels, praises sing, 12 There shady trees from scorching In whose great strength his power is

beams shown.

Yield shelter to the feather'd throng; Ye that his just commands obey, They drink and to the bounteous streams

And hear and do his sacred will, Return the tribute of their song: 21 Ye hosts of his, this tribute pay, 13 His rains from heaven parch'd hilo Who still what he ordains fulfil.

recruit, 22 Let every creature jointly bless That soon transiit the liquid store,

The mighty Lord; and thou, my heart, Till earth is burden'd with her fruit, With grateful joy thy thanks express, And nature's lap can hold no more. And in this concert bear thy part. 14 Grass, for our cattle to devour, PSALM CIV.

Ile makes the growth of every field: BLE LESS God, my soul; thou, Lord, Herbs, for man's use, of various powere alone,

That either fond or physic yield. Possessest empire without bounds; 15 With cluster'd grapes he crowns the With honour thou art crown't, thy vine, throne

To cheer man's heart, oppress'd with Eternal majesty surrounds.

cares; 2 With light thou dost thyself enrobe, Gives oil, that makes his face to shine

And glory for a farinent take; And corn,tint wasted strength repairs,

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PART HI.

131 Thus through successive ages stands 16 The trees of God, without the care Firm fix'd thy providential care;

Or art of man, with sap are fed: Pleased with the work of thy own hands, The mountain-cedar looks as fair Thou dost the waste of time repair.

As those in royal gardens bred. 32 One look of thine, one wrathful look, 17 Safe in the lofty cedar's arms Earth's panting breast with terror The wanderers of the air may rest;

fills; The hospitable pine from harm's One touch from thee, with clouds of Protects the stork, her pious guest.

smoke 18 Wild goats the craggy rock ascend, In darkness shrouds the proudest hills. Its towering heights their fortress 33 In praising God, while he prolongs make,

My breath, I will that breath employ; Whose cells in labyrinths extend, 34 And join devotion to my songs,

Where feebler creatures refuge take. Sincere, as in him is my joy: 19 The moon's inconstant aspect shows 35 Wbile sinners from earth's face are Th' appointed seasons of the year ;

hurl'd, Th' instructed sun his duty know's, My soul, praise thou his holy name

His hour to rise and disappear. Till with my song the list'ning world
20, 21 Darkness he makes the earth'to Join concert, and his praise proclaim.

PSALM CV.
When
forest beasts securely stray; O Invoke his sacred name;

Render thanks, and bless the Lord;
Young lions roar their wants aloud

To providence, that sends them prey. Acquaint the nations with his deeds, 22 They range all night on slaughter His matchless deeds proclaim. bent,

2 Sing to his praise in lofty hymns ;
Till summon'd by the rising morn, His wondrous works rehearse;
To skulk in dens, with one consent Make them the theme of your discourse,

The conscious ravagers return. And subject of your verse.
23 Forth to the tillage of his soil 3 Rejoice in his Almighty name,

The husbandman securely goes, Alone to be ador'd;
Commencing with the sun his toil, And let their hearts o'erflow with joy

With him returns to his repose. That humbly seek the Lord.
24 How various, Lord, thy works are 4 Seek ye the Lord, bis saving strength
found;

Devoutly still implore;
For which thy wisdom we adore ! And, where he's ever present, seek
The earth is with thy treasure crown'd, His face for evermore.
Till nature's hand can grasp no more 5 The wonders that his hands have
PART IV.

wrought
25 But still the vast unfathom'd main, Keep thankfully in mind;

of wonders a new scene supplies, The righteous statutes of his mouth, Whose depths inhabitants contain And laws to us assign'd.

Of every form, and every size. 6 Know ye, his servant Abraham's seed, 26 Full-freighted ships from every port And Jacob's chosen race;

There cut their unmolested way; 7 He's still our God, his judgments still Leviathan, whom there to sport

Throughout the earth take place. Thou mad'st, has compass there to play: 8 His cov'nant he hath kept in mind 27 These various troops of sea and land For num'rous ages past,

In sense of common want agree; Which yet for thousand ages more
All wait on thy dispensing hand,

In equal force shall last.
And bave their daily alms from thee. 9 First sign'd to Abra'm, next, by oath
28 They gather what thy stores disperse, To Isaac made secure ;

Without their trouble to provide; 10 To Jacob and his heirs a law,
Thou op'st thy hand, the universe, For ever to endure:

The craving word, is all supply'd. 11 That Canaan's land should be th
29 Thou for a moment lid'st thy face, lot,
The num'rous ranks of creatures When yet but few there were ;
mourn ;

12 But few in number, and those few Thou tak'st their breath, all nature's race All friendless strangers there.

Forthwith to mother earth return. 18 In pilgrimage, from realm to realia 30 Again thou send'st thy spirit forth Securely they removed;

T' inspire the mass with vital seed; 14 Whilst proudest monarchs, for their
Nature's restorci, ar.l parent earth

sakes,
Smiles on her new-created breed. Severely he reprored.

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