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Acquaint the nations with his deeds,
His matchless deeds proclaim. 2 Sing to his praise in lofty hymns ;
His wondrous works rehearse ;
And subject of your verse.
Alone to be ador'd;
That humbly seek the Lord.
Devoutly still implore ;
His face for evermore.
Keep thankfully in mind;
And laws to us assign'd.
And Jacob's chosen race ;
Throughout the earth take place. 8 His cov'nant he hath kept in mind
For num'rous ages past,
In equal force shall last.
To Isaac made secure; 10 To Jacob and his heirs a law,
For ever to endure : 11 That Canaan's land should be their loty
When yet 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 remov'd; 14 Whilst proudest monarchs, for their sakes
Severely he reprov'd. 15 “ These mine anointed are," said he;
« Let none my servants wrong ; « Nor treat the poorest prophet ill,
6. That does to me belong." 16 A dearth at last, by his command,
Did through the land prevail;
Till corn, the chief support of life;
Sustaining corn, did fail. 17 But his indulgent providence
Had pious Joseph sent,
Who sold him, to prevent.
With calumny his fame; 19 Till God's appointed time and word
To his deliv'rance came.
And rescu'd him with speed;
The people's ruler freed.
Subjected to his will ; 22 His greatest princes to controul, And teach his statesmen skill,
Half-famish'd Israel came;
The fertile soil of Ham.
His people multiply'd,
In strength and number vy'd. 25 Their vast increase the Egyptians' hearts
With jealous anger fir'd,
By treach'rous arts conspir’d. 26 His servant Moses then he sent,
His chosen Aaron too, 27 Empower'd with signs and miracles,
To prove their mission true. 2€ He calid for darkness, darkness came,
Nature his summons knew; 29 Each stream and lake, transform’d to blood
The wand'ring fishes slew.
The pest of frogs was bred ;
At Pharoah's board and bed.
Came down in cloudy hosts ;
Whilst earth's enliven'd dust below
Bred lice through all their coasts. 32 He sent them batt'ring hail for rain,
And fire for cooling dew; 33 He smote their vines, and forest plants,
And garden's pride o'erthrex.
And caterpillars join'd ;
The storm had left behind.
No verdant thing they spare;
Leave all the pastures bare.
Commission'd vengeance flew ;
And strength of Egypt slew.
With Egypt's borrow'd wealth;
Enrich'd with vig'rous health. 38 Egypt rejoic'd in hopes to find
Her plagues with them remov'd:
By those already prov'd.
A journeying cloud was spread;
Their desert marches led.
He furnish'd ev'ry lent ;
The bread of Angels sent.
Pour'l forth a gushing tide ;
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 bis elect. 45 Quite rooting out their heathen foes
From Canaan's fertile soil,
To them in cheap possession gave
The fruit of others' toil :
His sacred laws obey :
The Fountain of eternal love;
Has slood, and shall for ever last.
Not only vast, but numberless ?
His tribute of immortal praise? 3 Happy are they, and only they,
Who from thy judgements never stray,
But always practise what they know. 4 Extend to me that favour, Lord,
Thou to thy chosen dost afford :
Let thy salvation visit me.
Thy saints in full prosperity;
And count thy people's triumph mine. 6 But ah! can we expect such grace,
Of parents vile the viler race ; Who their misdeeds have acted o'er, · And with new crimes increas'd the score ! 7 Ungrateful, they no longer thought
Of all his works in Egypt wrought;
Than they there base distrust renew'd. 8 Yet he, to vindicate his Name,
Once more to their deliv'rance came;
That he is God, and he alonc.
The parting deep disclos'd her sand;
10 Thus rescued from their foes they were,
Who closely press'd upon their rear ; 11 Whose rage pursued them to those waves,
That prov'd the rash pursuers' graves. 12 The wat’ry mountains' sudden fall
O’erwhelm'd proud Pharaoh, host and all
And for his counsel waited not ; 14 But lusting in the wilderness,
Did bim with fresh temptations press. 15 Strong food at their request he sent,
But made their 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,
With proud Abiram's factioùs crew. 98 The rest of those who did conspire
To kindle wild sedition's fire,
A prey to heav'n's devouring flame. 19 Near Horeb's mount a calf they made,
And to the molten image pray'd; 20 Adoring what their hands did frame,
They chang'd their glory to their shame. 21 Their God and Saviour they forgot,
And all his works in Egypt wrought ; 22 His signs in Ham's astonish'd coast,
And where proud Pharaoh's troops were lost. 23 Thus urg'd, his vengeful hand he rear'd,
But Moses in the breach appear’d;
And turn'd heav'n's kindled wrath away. 24 Yet they his pleasant land despis'd,
Nor his repeated promise 'priż’d, 35 Nor did the Almighty's voice obey ;
But when God said, Go up, would stay. 26 'This seal'd their doom, without redress,
To perish in the wilderness; 27 Or else to be by heathen's hands O'erthrown, and scatter'd through the lands