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1814 PSALMS selected from the Psalms of David according to Tate and Bradr's version.
PSALMS OF PRAISE AND ADORATION,
From the 8th of David.
Within this early frame,
How glorious is thy name!
Nor fully reckon'd there;
Thy boundless praise declare.
Employs my wond'ring sight;
With stars of feebler light.
To keep him in thy mind ?
To them so wondrous kind ?
To thy celestial train ;
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.
Within this earthly frame,
From the 9th of David. 1 TO celebrate thy praise, O Lord !
I will my heart prepare,
Thy wondrous works declare.
Exalted pleasures bring;
Triumphant praise I sing.
His righteous throne prepar’d,
To punish or reward.
Against oppressing rage :
In our behalf engage. 5 All those who have his goodness prov'd,
Will in his truth confide;
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.
Or region is confin’d;
Alike by all mankind.
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.
From the 33d of David. 1 LET all the just, to God, with joy,
Their cheerful voices raise:
To sing glad songs of praise.
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 ;