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PSALM CXXIII.

And sung our great Restorer's praise ON thee, who dwell'st above the In thankful hymns of joy.

Our heathen foes repining stood, For mercy wait my longing eyes; Yet were compen'd to own As servants wait their masters' hands, That great and wondrous was the And maids their mistresses' commands. work 3, 4 O then have mercy on us, Lord; Our God for us had done. Thy gracious aid to us afford; 3.Twas great,' say they, ' 'twas won To us, whom cruel foes oppress,

drous great ; Grown rich and proud by our distress. Much more should we confess, PSALM CXXIV.

The Lord has done great things,whereof

We reap the glad success. Been pleased to interpose; 4 To us bring back the remnant, Lord, 2 Had he not then spoused our cause, Of Israel's captive bands,

When men against us rose; More welcome than refreshing showers 3, 4, 5 Their wrath had swallow'd us To parch'd and thirsty lands; alive,

5 That we, whose work commenced in And raged without control;

tears, Their spite and pride's united floods May see our labours thrive,

Had quite o'erwhelm'd our soul. Till finish'd with success, to make 6 But praised be our eternal Lord, Our drooping hearts revive. Who rescued us that day,

6 Though he desponds that sows his Nor to their savage jaws gave up

grain, Our threaten'd lives a prey.

Yet doubtless he shall come 7 Our soul is like a bird escaped To bind his full-ear'd sheaves, and bring From out the fowler's net;

The joyful harvest home. The snare is bruke, their hopes are

PSALM CXXVII. cross'd,

TE build with fruitless cost, unless And we at freedom set. 8 Secure in his Almighty wame Unless the Lord the city keep, Our confidence remains,

The watchman wakes in vain. Who, as he made both heaven and 2 In vain we rise before the day, earth,

And late to rest repair, of both sole Monarch reigns. Allow no respite to our toil, PSALM CXXV.

And eat the bread of care.
HO place on Sion's God their Supplies of life, with ease to them,
trust,

He on his saints bestows;
Like Sion's rock shall stand; He crowns their labours with succesa,
Like her immoveable be fix'd

Their nights with sound repose. By his Almighty hand.

3 Children, those comforts of our life, 2 Look how the hills on every side Are presents from the Lord; Jerusalem enclose;

He gives a num'rous race of heirs, So stands the Lord around his saints, As piety's reward.

To guard them from their foes. 14 As arrows in a giant's hand, 3 The wicked may afflict the just, When marching forth to war; But ne'er too long oppress,

Evin so the sons of sprightly youth, Nor force him by despair to seek Their parents safeguard are. Base means for his redress.

5 Happy the man whose quiver's fl'd 4 Be good, O righteous God, to those With these prevailing arms;

Who righteous deeds affect; He need not fear to meet his foe, The heart that innocence retains,

At law or war's alarms. Let .

PSALM CXXVIII.

(HE man is blest that fears the The Lord sliall soon destroy, Cut off th' unjust, but crown the saints Nor only worship pays, With lasting peace and joy.

But keeps his steps confined with care
PSALM CXXVI.

To his appointed ways.
THEN Sion's God her sons recall'd 2 He shall upon the sweet returns

Of his own labour feed;
It seem'd at first a pleasing dream Without dependence live, and see
of what we wish'd to see:

His wishes all succeed. 2 But soon in unaccustom'd mirth, s His wife, like a fair fertile vine We did our voice employ,

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His children, like young olive plants,

PSALM CXXXI. About his table spring. 4 Who fears the Lord "shall prosper O Lord, I am not proud of beart,

scornful eye; thus;

Nor my aspiring thoughts employ Him Sion's God shall bless,

In things for me too high. & And gri.ut him all his days to see 2 With infant innocence thou knonist Jerusalem's success.

I have myself demean'd; 6 He shall live on, till heirs from him Composed io quiet, like a babe Descend with vast increase;

That from the breast is wean'd
Much bless'dl in his own prosp'rous state, 3 Like me let Israel hope in God,
And more in Israei's peace.

His aid alone implore;
PSALM CXXIX.

Both now and ever trust in him,
TROM my youth up, may Israel say, Who lives for evermore.

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ET David, Lord, a constant place 3 They oft have plough'd my patient 2 In thy remembrance find; back

Let all the sorrows he endured With furrows deep and long;

Be ever in thy mind. 4 Butourjust God has broke their chains, 2 Remember what a solemr. oath And rescued us from wrong.

To thee, his Lord, he swore; 5 Defcut, confusion, shameful rout How to the mighty God he vow'da Be still the doom of those,

Whom Jacob's sons adore; Their righteous doom, who Sion hate, 3, 4 I will not go into my house, And Sion's God oppose.

Nor to my bed ascend; 6 Like corn upon our houses' tops, No soft repose shall close my eyes, Untimely let them fade,

Nor sleep my eye-lids bend; Which too much heat, and want of-root, 5 Till for the Lord's design'd abode Has blasted in the blade:

I mark the destined ground; 7 Which in his arms no reaper takes, Till I a decent place of rest But unregarded leaves;

For Jacob's God have found. No binder thinks it worth his pains 6 Th’ appointed place, with shouts of To fold it into sheaves.

joy, 8 No traveller that passes by

At Ephrata we found, Vouchsafes a minute's stop,

And made the woods and neighb'ring To give it one kind look, or crave

fields Heaven's blessing on the crop. Our glad applause resound. CXXX.

7 O with due reverence let us then TROM lowest depths of woe

To his abode repair ;
To God I sent my cry

And, prostrate at his foot-stool fall’n, 2 Lord, hear ray supplicating voice,

Pour out our humble prayer. And graciously reply:

8 Arise, O Lord, and now possess 3 Shouldst thou severely judge,

Thy constant place of rest; Who can the trial bear?

Be that, not only with thy ark, 4 But thou forgiv'st, lest we despond, But with thy presence, blest.

And quite renomuce thy fear. 9, 10 Clethe thou thy priests with rigb5 My sou, with patience waits

teousness, For thee, the living Lord;

Make thou thy saints rejoice; My hopes are on thy promise built, And, for thy servant David's sake, Thy never-failing word.

Hear thy Anointed's voice. 6 My longing eyes look out

11 God sware in David in his truth, For thy enlivening ray,.

Nor shall his oath be vain, More duly than the morning watch, One of thy offspring after thee, To spy the dawning day.

Upon by throne shall reign: 7 Let Israel trust in God,

12 And if ihy seed my coviuant keep, No bounds his mercy knows;

And to my laws submit, The plenteous source and spring from Their children too upon thy throne whence

For evermore shal sit. Eternal succour flows;

13, 14 For Sion does, in God's es. 8 Whose friendly streams' to us

teem, Supplies in want convey ;

All other seats excel;
A healing spring, a spring to cleanse, His place of everlasting, rest,
And wash our guilt away.

Where he desires to dwell.

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15, 16 Her store, says he, I will increase, 6 For he, with unresisted strength, Her poor with plenty bless;

Performs his sov'reign will, Her saints shall shout for joy, her priests In heaven and earth, and watery stores My saving health confess.

That earth's deep caverns fill. 17 There David's power shall long re- 7 He raises vapours from the ground, main

Which, poiseri in liquid air,
In his successive line,

Fall down at last in showers, througb And my auointed servant there

which Shall with fresh lustre shine.

His dreadful lightnings glare. 18 The faces of his vanquish'd foes 8 He from his store-house brings the Confusion shall o'erspread;

winds; Whilst, with confirm'd success, his crown And he, with vengeful hand, Shall flourish on his bead.

he first-born slew of man and beast,

Through Egypt's mourning land. PSALM CXXXIII.

9 lle dreadtul signs and wonders show'd Sow vast must their advantage be,

Through stubborn Egypt's coasts; How great their pleasure prove,

Nor Pharaoh could his plagues escape, Who live like brethren, and consent

Nrall bis num'rous hosts.
In offices of love!

10, 11 'T'was he that various nations 2 True love is like that precious oil,

smote, Which, pour'd on Aaron's heal,

And mighty kings suppress'd; Ran down his beard, and o'er his robes Sihon and Oy, and all besides, Its costly moisture shed.

Who canaan's land possess'd. S 'Tis like refreshing dew, which does 12, 13 Their land upon his chosen race On Hermon's top distil;

He firinly did entail; like the early drops that fall

For which his fame shall always last, On Sion's fruitful hill.

Ilis praise shail never fail. 4 For Sion is the chosen seat,

14 For God shall soon his people's cause Where the Almighty King

With pitying eyes survey ;
The promised Dessing bras ordain'd,

Repent him of his wrath, and turn
And life's eternal spring.

His lindled rage away.

15 Those idols, whose false worship PSALM CXXXIV.

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LESS God, ye servants, that attend O'er all the heathen lands,
Upon his solenu state,

Are made of silver and of gold,
That in his temple, night by night,

The work of human hands. With humble reverence wait: 16, 17 They move not their fictitiotis 2,3 Within his house lift up your hands, tongues, And bless his holy name:

Nor see with polish'd eyes;
From Sion bless thy Israel, Lord,

Their counterfeited ears are deaf,
Why earth and heaven didst frame. No breath their mouth supplies.

18 As senseless as themselves are they i PSALM CXXXV.

That all their skill apply
Praise the Lord with one consent, To make them, or in dangerous times ]
And magnify his name;

On them for aid rely.
Let all the servants of the Lord 19 Their just returns of thanks to God
His worthy praise proclaim.

Let grateful Israel pay; 2 Praise him all ye that in his house Nor let the priests of Aaron's race Attend with constant care;

To bless the Lord delay. With those that to bis outmost courts 20 Their sense of his unbounded love! With humble zeal repair.

Let Levi's house express; 3 For this our truest interest is, And let all those who fear the Lord, Glad hymns of praise to sing ;

His name for ever bless. And with loud songs to bless his name, 21 Let all with thanks his wondrous A most delightful thing.

works 4 For God his own peculiar choice In Sion's courts proclaim; The sons of Jacob makes;

Let them in Salem, where he dwells, And Israel's offspring for his own

Exalt his holy name.
Most valued treasure takes.

PSALM CXXXVI. 5 That God is great, we often have

God the mighty Lord
By glad experience found;

Your joyful thanks repeat;
And seen how he, with wondrous power, To him due praise afford,
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PSALM CXXXVII. All othar gods obey,

THEN we, our weary limbs to rest Whom earthly kings adore,

Sat down by proud Euphrates' This yrateful homage pay:

stream, For God, &c.

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with doleful thoughts opprest 4, By his Almighty hand

And Sion was our mournful theme. Amazing works are wrought; 2 Our harps, that when with joy we The heavens by his command

sung Were to perfection brought:

Were wont their tuneful parts to bear, For God, &c.

With silent strings neglected hung 6 He spread the ocean round

On willow trees, that wither'd there. Above the spacious land;

S Meanwhile our foes, who all conspired And made the rising ground

To triumph in our slavish wrongs, Above the waters stand:

Music and inirth of us required,
For God, &c.

Come, sing us one of Sion's songs.' 7, 8, 9 Through heaven he did display 4 How shall we tune our voice to sing, His nurñ'rous hosts of light;

Ortouch our warps with skilful hands? The sun to rule by day,

Shall hymns of joy to God, our King, The moon and stars by night:

Be sung by slaves in foreign lands? For God, &c.

5 0 Salem, our once happy seat, 10, 11, 12 de struck the first-born dead Whey I of thee forgetful prove, of Egypt's stubborn land;

Let then my trembling hand forget And thence his people led

The speaking strings with art to move! With his resistless hand:

6 If I to mention thee forbear, For God, &c.

Eternal silence seize my tongue; 13 14 dy him the raging sea,

Or if I sing one cheerful air, As if in pieces rent,

Till tay deliv'rance is my song. Disclosed a middle way,

7 Re nember, Lord, how Edom's race, Throuh which his people went: In thy own city's fatal day, For God, &c.

Cry'd out, . Her stately walls deface, 15 Where soon he overthrew

And with the ground quite level iay.' Proudharaoh and his host,

8 Proud Babel's daughter, doom'd to be Who, daring to pursue,

of grief and woe the wretched prey, Were in the littws lost:

Bless'd is the man who shall to thee For God, wc.

The wrongs thou laidst on us repay. 16,17 13 arough deserts vast and wild 9 Thrice bless'd, who with just rage He icl the cbosen seed;

possest, And i?mous princes foil'd,

And deaf to all the parents' moans, And alade great monarchs bleed: Shail snatch thy insants from the For God, die

breast, 19, 20 Sisut, whose potent band And dash their heads against the stones Great imon's sceptre sway'd;

PSALM CXXXVIII. An' Og, wh: sier command

ITH my whole heart, my God and Rich Bashan s land obey'd : Par God, &c.

Thy praise I will proclaim; 21, 22 And, of his wondrous grace, Before the gods with joy I'U sing,

The land a whoin he destroy'd, And bless thy holy name. He gave io faracl's rare,

2 I'll worship at thy sacred seat, To be by thein enjoy'd;

And, with thy love inspired,
For God, &c.

The praises of thy truth repeat, 23, 24 le, in our depth of woes,

O'er all thy works admired. On u with favour thought,

3 Thou graciously inclinedst thine en And from our cruei focs

When I to thee did cry ; In peace and safety brought: And when my soul was press'd with fear, for God, &c.

Didst inward strength supply. 25, 26 He does the food supply, 4 Therefore shall every earthly prince On which ail reatures live.

Thy name with praise pursue, To Goch, who reigns on bigl,

Whom these admired events convince Eternal praises gives

The ael thy works e que.

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5 They all thy wondrous ways, O Lord, 15 Thine eyes my substance did survey,

With cheerful songs shall bless; Whilst yet a lifeless nass it lay, And all thy glorious acts record, In secret how exartly wroughi, Thy awful power confess.

Ere from its dark inciosure i rought. 6 For God, alihough enthroned on high, 16 Thou didst the shapele semiryo see,

Does thence the poor respect; Its parts were registrid by thee; The proud far off his scomiui eye Thou sew'st the daily growth they look, Beholds with just neglect.

Form'd by the model of thy book. 7 Though I with troubles am oppress'd, 17 Lei inė ackuowledge too, O God, He shall my foes disarm,

Thar since this maze of life I trod, Relieve my soul when most distress'd, Thy thoughts of love to me surinouns

And keep me sase from harm. The power of numbers to recount. 8 The Lord, whose mercies ever last, 18 Far sooner could I reckou o'er Sball tix my happy state:

The sands upon the ocean's shore;
And mindful of his favours past, Each morn revising what I've done,
Shall his own work complete,

I find th' account bu new begun.
PSALM CXXXIX.

19 The wicked thou shalt slay, o Gods T101,20xd, by strictest search bast 2 part from me, ye inen of blood,

120 Whose tongues heaven's Majesty My rising up and lying down

profane, My secret thoughts are known to thee, And take th' Almighty's name in vain. known long before conceived by me. 21 Lord, hate not 1 their impirus crew, 3 Thine eye my bed and path surveys, Who thee with enmity pursue? My public haunts and private ways; And does not grief my beart oppress, A Thou know'st what 'tis my lips would When reprobates thy laws transgress? vent,

22 Who practise ennity to thee My yet unutter'd words'intent. Shall utmost hatred have from me; 5 Surrounded by thy power I stand ; Such men I utterly detest, On every side I find thy hand :

As if they were my foes profest. 6 O shill, for human reach too bigh! 23, 24 Search, try, O God, my thoughts Too dazzling bright for mortal eye!

and heart, 7 O could I so perfidious be,

If mischief lurk in any part; To think of once deserting thee,

Correct me where I go astray, Where, Lord, could I thy influence shun? And guide me in thy perfect way. Or whither from thy presence run?

PSALM CXL. 8 If up to heaven I take my flight,

Tis there, thou dwell’st, enthroned in PRESERVE me, Lord, from crafty If down to bell's infernal plains,

of treacherous intent; Tis there Almighty vengeance reigns. 2 And from the sons of violence, 9 If I the morning's wings could gain, On open mischief bent. And fly beyond the western main, 3 Their slandering tongue the serpent's 10 Thy swifter hand would first arrive, sting And there arrest thy fugitive.

In sharpness does exceed; 11 Or, should I try to shun thy sight Between their lips the gall of asps Beneath the sable wings of night; And adder's venom breed. One glance from thee, one piercing ray, 4 Preserve me, Lord, from wicked handen Would kindle darkness into day.

Nor leave my soul forlorn, 12 ?'be veil of night is no disguise, A prey to sons of violence, No screen from thy all-searching eyes; Who have my ruin sworn. Through midnight shades thou find'st 5 The proud for me have laid their snare, thy way,

And spread their wily net; As in the blazing noon of day. With traps and gins, where'er I move, 13 Thou know'st the texture of my I find my steps beset. heart,

6 But thus environ'd with distress, My reins, aad every vital part;

Thou art my God, I said:
Each single thread in nature's loom, Lord, hear my supplicating voice,
By thee was cover'rl in the womb.

'That calls to thee for aid. 14 I'll praise thee, from whose hands 17 O Lord, the God whose saving came,

strength
A work of such a curious frame;

Kind succour did convey,
Tbe wonders thou in me bast shown, And cover'd my advent'rous bead
Ny sound with grateful jog must own. In battle's doubtful day;

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