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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,
with all the seas contain;

The earth, and her inhabitants,
Join concert with the main.

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

Judge,
. who does with justice come,
And with impartial equity,
both to reward and doom.
PSALM 99.

JEHOVAH reigns; let therefore all
the guilty nations quake:
On Cherubs' wing's he sits enthroned;
let earth's foundations shake.

2 On Sion's hill he keeps his court,
his palace makes her towers;

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.

Psalm: Ioi.

OF mercy's never-failing spring,
And steadfastjudgmenMwiusia*,
And,since they both to thee helong,
To thee, O Lord, address my song.

2 When, Lord, tliuu shalt with me reside,
Wise discipline my reigu shall guide.
With blameless life myself 111 make
A pattern for my court to take.

3 ,\u ill design will I pursue,

Nor those my favourites make that do

4 Who to reproof has no regard,
Hiin will I totally discard.

5 The private slanderer shall be
In public justice doom'd by me:
From naughty looks I'll turn aside,
And mortify the heart of pride.

6 But honesty, call'd from her cell,
In splendour at my court shall dwell:
Who virtue's practice make their carf,
Shall have the first preferments there

7 No poli£cs shall recommend
His country's toe to be my friend
None e'er shall to my favour rise,
By flattering or malicious lies.

8 All those who wicked courses last, An early sacrifice I'll make;

Cut oil', destroy, till none remain
God's holy city to profane.
PSALM 102.

WHEN I pour out mv soul in pra1t'
do thou, O Lord, attend;
To thy eternal throne o( grace
let my sad cry ascend.

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,
that does in deserts mourn, ,j'

Or like an owl, that shs all day
on barren trees forlorn.

7id watchings,tnrin restless dreams, 'the night by me is spent,

As by those solitary birds,
that lonesome roofs frequent.

8 All day by railing- foes I'm made
the subject of their scorn;

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;
Whose happy race, securely fix'd,

shall in thy presence live.
PSALM 103.

MY soul, inspired with sacred love,
God's holy name for ever bless;
Of all his favours mindful prove,

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

recruit,
that soon transmit the liquid store,
Till earth is burden'd with her fruit,
and nature's lap can hold no more.

14 Grass, for our cattle to devour,
he makes the growth of every field;

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
as those in royal gardens bred.

17 Safe in the lofty cedar's arms
the wanderers of the air may rest;

The hospitable pine from barms
protects the stork, her pious guest

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,
and have their daily alms from ib»

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,
commission^ vengeance flew;

One fatal stroke their eldest hopes
and strength of Egypt slew. *

37 He hro't his servants forth, ennch'd
with Egypt's borrowed wealth;

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
pour'd forth a gushing tide;

Whose flowing stream, where'er they
march'd,
the desert's drought supply'd-

42 For still he did on Abra'm's faith
and ancient league reflect;

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
our sonffis of praise repay.
PSALM 106.

O RENDER thanks to God above,
The fountain of eternal lovej
Whose mercy firm through ages past
Has stood, and shall for ever last.
£ Who can his mighty deeds cvpress,
Not only-vast,but numherless?
What mortal eloquence can raise
Hie tribute of immortal praise?
S Mupnv are they, and only they,
Who from thy judgments never stray:
Who know what's right; nor only so,
But always practise what they know.
4 Extend to me that favour, Lord,
Thou to thy chosen dost afford:
When thou return'st to set them free,
l.'t thy salvation visit mc.
fi 0 may I worthy prove to see
Thy saints in full prosperity:
That I the iovful choir may join,
#^d,:C'iot:hy peopTrS triumphinlue.

6 But ah! can we expect snch grace,
Of parents vile the viler race $
Who their misdeeds have acted o'er,
And with new crimes increased the score?

7 Ingrateful, tliey no longer thought
On all his works in Egypt wrought;
The RedSeathey no sooner view*d,
Than they their base distrust renew'd.

8 Yet he, to vindicate his name,
Once more to their deliverance came;
To make his sovereign power he known,
That he is God, and he alone.

9 To right and left, at his command,
The palling deep disclosed her sand :,
Where firm and dry the passage lay,
As thro1 some parch'd and desert way.

10 Thus rescued from their foes ttq
were,

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!!
O'erwbelm'd proud Pharaoh,bost and 1;
This proof did stupid Israel move
To own. God's truth, and praise his low

PART II.

13 But soon these wonders they forgot.
And for his counsel waited not;

14 But lusting in the wilderness,
Did him with fresh temptations pre^

15 Strong food at their request he set-t,
But made then: sin their punishment;

16 Yet still his saints they did oppose.
The priest and prophet whom he chose.

17 But earth, the quarrel to decide,
Her vengeful jaws extending wide,
Rash Dathan to her centre drew,
With proud Abiram's factious crew-

18 The rest of those who did conspire
To kindle wild sedition's fire,
With all their impious train, became
A prey to heaven's devouring flame.

19 Near Horeb's mount acalftheymi-f
And to the molten image pray'd\

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

lost.

23 Thusur^etVhis vengeful hand hero:
lb.it Moses in the breach aimenr'dj
Tl,f saint ,\id for the rebels pray.
And turn'dheaven's kindled wrath**"'

24 Yet they his pleasant land despfaev.
Nor U\s repeated promise prized,

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".^

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