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4 Let therefore earth's inhabitants their cheerful voices raise;
And all, with universal joy, resound their Maker's praise.
5 With harp and hymn's soft melody, into the concert bring
6 The trumpet and shrill comet's sound, before the Almighty King.
7 Let the loud ocean roar her joy,
The earth, and her inhabitants,
8 With joy let rivulets swell to streams, to spreading torrents they j
And echoing vales from hill to hill redoubled shouts convey;
9 To welcome down the world's great
JEHOVAH reigns; let therefore all
2 On Sion's hill he keeps his court,
Yet thence his sovereignty extends supreme o'er earthly powers.
3 Let therefore all with praise address his great and dreadful name;
And, with his unresisted might, his holiness proclaim.
4 For truth and justice, in his reign, of strength and power take place;
Hi;, judgments are with righteousness dispensed to Jacob's race.
5 Therefore exalt the Lord our God; before his footstool fall;
And, with his unresisted might, his holiness extol.
6 Moses and Aaron thus of old among his priests adored;
Among his prophets Samuel thug
his sacred name implored. Distress'd, upon the Lord they call'd,
who ne'er their suit deny'd; But, as with reverence they implored,
he graciously reply'd.
7 For with their camp, to guide their the cloudy pillar moved; f march,
They kept liis law, and to his will obedient servants proved.
8 He answer'd them, forgiving oft his people for their sake;
And those who rashly them opposed, did sad examples make
9 With worship at his sacred courts exalt our God and Lou!;
For he, who only holy is, alone should be adored. PSALM 100.
WITH one consent, let all the earth to God their clieerful voices raise
Glad homage pay, with awfii mirth, and sing before him songs of praise
3 Convinced that he is God alone, from whom both we and all proceed,
We, whoinrfie chooses for his own, the flock that he vouchsafes to feed.
4 O enter then his temple gate, thence to his courts devoutly press;
And still vour grateful byiuns repeat, and still his name with praises bless.
5 For he's the Lord, supremely good, his mercy is for ever sure;
His truth, which always firmly stood, to endless ages shall endure.
OF mercy's never-failing spring,
2 When, Lord, tliuu shalt with me reside,
3 ,\u ill design will I pursue,
Nor those my favourites make that do
4 Who to reproof has no regard,
5 The private slanderer shall be
6 But honesty, call'd from her cell,
7 No poli£cs shall recommend
8 All those who wicked courses last, An early sacrifice I'll make;
Cut oil', destroy, till none remain
WHEN I pour out mv soul in pra1t'
2 O hide not thou thy glorious face in times of deep distress:
Incline thine car, and when I call, my sorrows soon redress.
3 Each cloudy portion of my life, like scatterd smoke expires;
My shrivell'd bones are like a hearth parch'd with continual fires.
4 My heart, like grass that feels the U of some Infectious wind.
Does languish so with grief, that sea.~ my needful food I mind.
5 By reason of my sad estate
I spend my breath in groans; My flesh is worn away, my skin ■ uuce bides my starting bones?
C Vm like a pelican become,
Or like an owl, that shs all day
7id watchings,tnrin restless dreams, 'the night by me is spent,
As by those solitary birds,
8 All day by railing- foes I'm made
Who all, possess'd with furious rage, have my destruction sworn.
9 When grovelling on the ground I lie, oppress'd with grief and fears,
My bread is sfrew' d with uhes o'er, my drink is mix'd with tears.
10 Because on me with double weight thy heavy wrath doth lie;
For thou, to make my fall more great, didst lift me up on high.
11 My days, just hasteningto their end, are like an evening shade;
My heauty docs, like wither'd grass,, with waning lustre fade.
12 But thy eternal state, O Lord, no length of time shall waste;
The memory of thy wondrous works from age to age shall last
13 Thou shalt arise, and Sion view with an unclouded face j
For now her time is come, thy own appointed day of grace.
14 Her scatter'd ruins by thy saints with pity are survey'd;
They grieve to see her lofty spires
in dust and rubbish laid. 15,16 The name and glory of the lord
all heathen kings shall fear; When he shall Sion build again,
and in full state appear. 17, 18 When he regards the poor's request,
nor slights their earnest prayer; Our sons, for their recorded grace,
shall his just praise declare. 19 For God, from his abode on high,
his gracious heams display'd: The Lord, from heaven, his lofty throne,
hath all the earth survey'd. !0 He lislen'd to the captives' moans,
he heard their mournful cry, Ind freed, by his resistless power,
the wretches doom'd to die.
1 That they in Sion, wherehe dwells, might celebrate his fame,
Lnd through the holy city sing loud praises to his name:
2 When all the trihes assembling there, their solemn vows address,
knd neiglib'ring lands, with glad consent, the Lord their God confess.
3 But e'er my race is run, my strength through his fierce wrath decays:
e has, when all my wishes bloom'd, cut short my hopeful days.
24 Lord, end not thou my life, said I, when half is scarcely past;
Thy years, from worldly changes free, to endless ages last.
25 The strong foundations of the earth of old by thee were laid;
Thy hands the beauteous arch of heaven
with wondrous skill have made. 26,27 Whilst thou for ever shalt endure,
they soon shall pass away; And, like a garment often worn,
shall tarinsh and decay. Like that, when thou ordain'st their
to thy command they hend; [change But thou continued still the same,
nor have thy years an end. 28 Thou to the children of thy saints
shalt lasting quiet give;
shall in thy presence live.
MY soul, inspired with sacred love,
and still thy gratefid thanks express. 3,4 Tis he that all thy sins forgives,
and after sickness makes tbee sound, From danger he thy life retrieves,
by him with grace and mercy crown'd. 5, 6 He with good things thy mouth supplies, thy vigour, eagle-like, renews? He, when the guiltless sufferer cries, his foe with Just revenge pursues.
7 God made of old his righteous ways to Moses and our fathers known;
His works, to his eternal praise, were to the sons of Jacob shown.
8 The Lord abounds with tender low, and unexampled acts of grace;
His waken'd wrath doth slowly move,
his willing mercy flies apace. 9,10 God will not always harshly chide,
but with his anger quickly part; And loves his punishments to guide
more by his love than our desert. 11 As high as heaven its arch extends'
above this little spot of clay, So much his boundless love transcends'
the small respects that we can pay, 12,13 As far as 'tis from east to west,
so far has he our sins removed; Who, with a father's tender breast,
has such as fear'd him always loved. 4,15 For God, who all our frame aur
considers that we are but clay; (Veys, How fresh soe'er we seem, our days
like grass or flowers must fade away. 16,17 Whilst they are nipt with sudden blasts,
nor can we find their former place; God's faithful mercy ever lasts,
to those that fear him1and their race. 18 This shall attend on such as still
proceed in his appointed way;
And who not only know his will,
but to it just obedience pay. f 9, 20 The Lord, the universal King;,
in heaven has fix'd his lofty throne: To him, ye angels, praises sing',
in whose great strength his power is shown. Ye thai his just commands Obey,
and hear and do his sacred will,
21 Ye hosts of his, this tribute pay, who s; ill what he ordains fulfil.
22 Let every creature jointly bless
■ the mighty Lord; and thou, my heart, With grateful joy thy thanks express, and in this concert hear thy part. PSALM 104.
BLESS God, my soul: thou, Lord, alone possessest empire without bounds; With honourthouartcrown'd,thythrone eternal majesty surrounds.
2 With light thou dost thyself enrobe, and glory for a garment take;
Heaven's curtains stretch heyond the globe, thy canopy of state to make. S God builds on liquid air, and forms
his palace chambers in the skies; The clouds his chariots are, and storms the swift-wing'd steeds with which he flies.
4 As bright as flame, as swift as wind, his ministers heaven's palace fill,
To have their sundry tasks assign'd, all proud to serve their Sovereign's will.
5, 6 Earth on her centre fix'd, he set, her face with waters overspread;
Nor proudest mountains dared as yet to lift above the waves their head.
7 But when thy awful face appear'd, the insulting waves dispersed; they fled,
When once thy thunder's voice they heard, and by their haste confess'd their dread.
8 Thence up by secret tracts they creep, and, gushing from the mountain's side,
Through valleys travel to the deep,
appointed to receive their tide. 8 There hast thou fix'd the ocean's bounds, the threatening surges to repel; That they uo more o'erpask their mounds, nor to a second deluge swell. PART IL
10 Yet thence in smaller parties drawn, the sea recovers her lost hills;
And starting springs from every lawn surprise the vales with plenteous rills.
11 The field's tame heasts are thither led, weary with lal,oui',faint with drought;
And asses on wild mountains bred have sense to find these currents out,
12 There shady trees from scorching
heams trieldaueltertothe feathev'd thiong;
They drink, and to the bounteous streams return the tribute of their song.
13 His rains from heaven parch'd hiite
14 Grass, for our cattle to devour,
Herbs, for man's use, of various power, that either food or physic yield.
15 With cluster'd grapes he crowns ti*
vine, to cheer man's heart, oppress'd witl, cares; Gives oil, that makes his face to shine, and corn, that wasted strength repairs PART III.
16 The trees of God, without the care or art of man, with sap are fed:
The mountain-cedar looks as fair
17 Safe in the lofty cedar's arms
The hospitable pine from barms
18 Wild goats the craggy rock ascend, its towering heights their fortress make
Whose cells in labyrinths extend, where fepbler creatures refuge take.
19 The moon's inconstint aspect sbo*i the appointed seasons of the year;
The instructed sun bis duty knows, his hours to rise and disappear.
20, 21 Darkness he makes the earth M shroud, when forest beasts securely stray;
Young lions roar their wants aloud to Providence, that sends them prey.
22 They range alt night,on slaughter be* till summon'd by the rising mora
To skulk in dens, with one consent the conscious ravagers return.
23 Forth to the tillage of his soil the husbandman securely goes,
Commencing with the sun his toil, with him returns to bis repose.
24 How various, Lord, thy works
found; for which thy wisdom we adore'. The earth is with thy treasure crownM, till nature's band can grasp no Nm PART TV.
25 But still the vast unfathnmM ma of wonders a new scene supplies,
Whose depths inhabitants contain of every form, and every sixe.
26 Full-freighted ships from every there cut their unmolested way;
Leviathan, whom there to sport thou mad'st,lias compass there to ptf
27 These various troops of sea and hil iu sense of common want agree;
All wait on thy dispensing hand,
23 They galher'what thy stores disperse.
without their trouble to provide; Thou op'st thy hand, the universe,
the craving worldtis all supply'd. £9 Thou for a moment hid'st thy face,
the numerous ranks of creatures mourn; Thou tak'st their breath, all nature's race
forthwith to mother earth return.
30 Again thou send'st thy Spirit forth to inspire the mass with vital seed;
Nature's restored, and parent earth smiles on her new-created breed.
31 Thus through successive ages stands firm fix'd thy providential care;
Pleased with the work of thy own hands, thou dost the waste of time repair.
S2 One look of thine, one wrathful look,
- earth's pantingjareast with terror fills;
One touch from thee, with clouds of smoke in darkness shrouds the proudest hills.
33 In praising God, while he prolongs my breath, I will that breath employj
34 And join devotion to ray songs, sincere, as in him is my joy.
35 While sinners from earth's face are
iHirl'd, my soul^praise thou his holy name, Till with my song; the listening world join concert, and his praise proclaim. PSALM 105.
O BENDER thanks, and bless the invoke his sacred name; [Lord; Acquaint the nations with his deeds, his matchless deeds proclaim.
2 Sing to his praise in lofty hymns; his wondrous ■works rehearse;
Make them the theme of your discourse, and subject of your verse.
3 Rejoice in bis Almighty name, alone to be adored;
And let their hearts o'erflow with joy, that humbly seek the Lord.
4 Seek ye the Lord, his saving strength devoutly still implore;
And, where he's ever present, seek
his face for evermore. £ The wonders that his hands have
keep thankfully in mind; [wrought The righteous statutes of his'mouth,
and laws to us assign'd.
6 Know ye, his servant Abraham's seed, and Jacob's chosen race;
7 He's still our God, his judgments still throughout the earth take place.
8 His covenant he hath kept in mind for numerous ages past,
Which yet for thousand ages more
in equal force shall last, p First sign'd to Abra'm, next, by oath
to Isaac made secure ,
10 To Jacob and his heirs a law, for ever to endure:
11 That Canaan's land should be their lot, yvhen vet but few they were;
12 But few in number, and those few all friendless strangers there.
13 In pilgrimage, from realm to realm securely they removed;
14 Whilst proudest monarchs, for tlieir severely he reproved. [sakes,
15 u These mine anointed are," said he, "let none my servants wrong^
w Nor treat the poorest prophet ill, "that does to me helong."
16 A dearth, at last, by his command, did through the land prevail;
Till com, the chief support of life, sustaining corn, did fail.
17 But his indulgent providence had pious Joseph sent,
Sold into Egypt, but their death, who sold him^ to prevent.
18 His feet with heavy chains were with calumny his fame; [crush'dt
19 Till God's appointed time and word to his deliverance came.
20 The king his sovereign order sent, and rescued him with speed;
Whom private malice had confined, the people's ruler freed
21 His court, revenues, realms, were «U subjected to his will;
22 His greatest princes to control, and teach his statesmen skilL
PART II. I
23 To Egypt then, invited guests, half-famish'd Israel came;
And Jacob held, by royal grant, the fertile soil of Ham.
24 The Almighty there with such inhis people muliiply'd, [crease
Till with their proud oppressors they in strength and number vied
26 Their vast increase the Egyptians' with jealous anger fired, [hearts
Till they bis servants to destroy by treacherous arts conspired.
26 His servant Moses then he sent, his chosen Aaron too,
27 Bmpower'd with signs and mirad,'% to prove their mission true.
28 He call'd for darkness, darkness came, nature his summons knew;
29 Each stream and iake,transform'd to the wandering fishes slew. '[blood,
SO In putrid floods, throughout the land,
the pest of frogs was bred; From noisome fens sent up to croak
at Pharaoh's board and hed. 3! He gave the sign, and swarms of flies
came down in cloudy hosts; Whilst earth's enliven'd dust below
bred lice through all their coasts.
32 He sent them battering hail for rain, and fire for cooling dew;
33 He smote their vines,and forest plants, and garden's pride o'erthrew.
34 He spake the word, andlocustt cam* and caterpillars jolu'd;
They prev'd upon the poor remains
the storm had left behind. 36 From trees to herbage they descend,
no verdant thing ihey spare; But, like the naked fallow field,
leave all the pastures bare.
36 From fields to village:, and towns,
One fatal stroke their eldest hopes
37 He hro't his servants forth, ennch'd
And, what transcends all treasure else, enrirh'd with vigorous health.
38 Egypt rejoiced, in hopes to find her plagues with them removed;
Taught dearlv now to fear worse ills by those already proved.
39 Their shrouding canopy by day a journeving cloud was spread;
Afierv pillar all the night their desert marches led.
40 They long'd for flesh; with eveinng
quails he furnish'd every tent; From heaven's high granary, each morn, the bread of angels sent.
41 He smote the rock, whose flinty breast
Whose flowing stream, where'er they
42 For still he did on Abra'm's faith
43 He brought his people forth with joy, with triumph his elect.
44 Quite rooting out their heathen foes from Canaan's fertile soil,
To them in cheap possession gave the fruit of other's toil:
45 That they his statutes might observe, his sacred laws ohey:
For henefits so vast, let us
O RENDER thanks to God above,
6 But ah! can we expect snch grace,
7 Ingrateful, tliey no longer thought
8 Yet he, to vindicate his name,
9 To right and left, at his command,
10 Thus rescued from their foes ttq■
Who closely press'd upon their rear;
11 Wiiose rage pursued them to tho« waves,
That proved the rash pursuers' grave?.
12 The watery mountains' sudden fa!!
13 But soon these wonders they forgot.
14 But lusting in the wilderness,
15 Strong food at their request he set-t,
16 Yet still his saints they did oppose.
17 But earth, the quarrel to decide,
18 The rest of those who did conspire
19 Near Horeb's mount acalftheymi-f
20 Adoring what their hands did frwr/ They changed their jjiory to their shun'
21 Their God and Saviour they forjuc And all his works in Egypt wrought;
22 His signs in Ham's astonish'd coa^ And where proud Pharaoh's troops * f
23 Thusur^etVhis vengeful hand hero:
24 Yet they his pleasant land despfaev.
25 Nor did the Almighty's voice ©nrn But when God saitt, Go up, would *:
26 This seal'd their doom, without c dress,
To perish in the wilderness;
27 Or else to be by heathens' hind' OVrthrown.and scatter'tl 'hm' the tv".^