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1814 PSALMS selected from the Psalms of David according to Tate and Bradr's version.

PSALMS OF PRAISE AND ADORATION,

PSALM I.

FIRST METRE.

From the 8th of David.
* O THOU, to whom all creatures bow

Within this early frame,
Through all the world how great art thou,

How glorious is thy name!
In heav'n thy wondrous acts are sung,

Nor fully reckon'd there;
And yet thou mak'st the infant tongue

Thy boundless praise declare.
3 When heav'n, thy beaut’ous work on high,

Employs my wond'ring sight;
The moon, that nightly rules the sky,

With stars of feebler light.
What's man (say 1) that, Lord, thou lov'st.

To keep him in thy mind ?
Or what his offspring, that thou prov'st

To them so wondrous kind ?
5, Him next in power thou didst create

To thy celestial train ;
Ordain’d, with dignity and state,

O'er all thy works to reign.

6 They jointly own his powerful sway ;

The beasts that prey or graze; The bird that wings his airy way;

The fish that cuts the seas.
7 0 thou, to whom all creatures bow

Within this earthly frame,
Through all the worlu how great art thou,
How glorious is tliy name!

PSALM II.

From the 9th of David. 1 TO celebrate thy praise, O Lord !

I will my heart prepare,
To all the listening world thy works,

Thy wondrous works declare.
2 The thought of them shall to my soul

Exalted pleasures bring;
Whilst to thy name, O thou most Higli,

Triumphant praise I sing.
3 The Lord forever lives, who has

His righteous throne prepar’d,
Impartial justice to dispense,

To punish or reward.
4. God is a constant, sure defence

Against oppressing rage :
As troubles rise, his needful aids

In our behalf engage. 5 All those who have his goodness prov'd,

Will in his truth confide;
Whose mercy ne'er forsook the man
That on his help rely’d.

PSALM III.

From the 19th of David. 1 THE heavens declare thy glory, Lord,

Which that alone can fill :

The firmament and stars express

Their great Creator's skill. 2 The dawn of each returning day

Fresh beams of knowledge brings ; From darkest night's successive rounds

Divine instruction springs.
3 Their pow'rful language to no realm

Or region is confin’d;
T'is nature's voice, and understood

Alike by all mankind.
4 Their doctrine does its sacred sense

Through earth's extent display ; Whose bright contents the circling sun

Does round the world convey. 5 From east to west, from west to east,

His restless course he goes ; And through his progress cheerful light

And vital warmth bestows.

PSALM IV.

From the 33d of David. 1 LET all the just, to God, with joy,

Their cheerful voices raise:
For well the righteous it becomes,

To sing glad songs of praise.
2 For faithful is the word of God;

His works with truth abound ; He justice loves, and all the earth

Is with his goodness crown'd. 3 By his almighty word, at first,

Heaven's glorious arch was rear’d; And all the beaut'ous hosts of light

At his command appear'd. 4 The swelling floods, together roll’d,

He makes in heaps to lie ;

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