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PART III.
28 Yet, unreclaim'd, this stubborn race

Baal-Peor's worship did embrace ;
Became his impious guests, and sed

On sacrifices to the dead.
39 Thus they persisted to provoke

God's vengeance to the final stroke :
Tis come—the deadly pest is come,

To execute their gen’ral doom. 30 But Phineas, fir'd with holy rage,

Th' Almighty vengeance to assuage,
Did, by two bold offenders' fall,

Th' atonement make that ransom'd all. 31 As him a heav'nly zeal had mov'd ;

So heav'n the zealous act approv'd;
To him confirming, and his race,

The priesthood he so well did grace. 32 At Meribah God's wrath they mov'd;

Who Moses, for their sakes, reprov'd; 33 Whose patient soul they did provoke,

Till rashly the meek prophet spoke. 34 Nor when possess'd of Canaan s land,

Did they perform their Lord's command,
Nor his commission'd sword employ

The guilty nations to destroy.
35 Not only spared the pagan crew,

But, mingling, learnt their vices too; 36 And worship to those idols paid,

Which them to fatal snares betra y’d. 37, 38 To devils they did sacrifice

Their children with relentless eyes;
Approach'd their altars through a flood
of their own sons' and daughters' blood.
No cheaper victims would appease
Canaan's remorseless deities;
No blood her idols reconcile,
But that which did the land defile.

PART IV.
39 Nor did these savage cruelties

The harden'd reprobates suffice;
For after their heart's lust they went,

And daily did new crimes invent. 40 But sins of such infernal hue

God's wrath against his people drev,

Till he, their once indulgent Lord,

His own inheritance abhorr'd.
41 He them defenceless did expose

To their insulting heathen foes;
And made them on the triumph wait

Of those who bore them greatest hate. 42 Nor thus his indignation ceas'd ;

Their list of tyrants still increasid,
Till they, who God's mild sway declin'd,

Were made the vassals of mankind. 43 Yet when, distress'd, they did repent,

His anger did as oft relent;
But freed, they did his wrath provoke,

Renew'd their sins, and he their yoke. 44 Nor yet implacable he prov'd,

Nor heard their wretched cries unmov'd: 45 But did to mind his promise bring,

And mercy's inexhausted spring. 46 Compassion too he did impart

E'en to their foes' obdurate heart;
And pity for their suff'rings bred

In those who them to bondage led.
47 Still save us, Lord, and Israel's bands

Together bring from heathen lands;
So to thy Name our thanks we'll raise,

And ever triumph in thy praise. 48 Let Israel's God be ever bless'd,

His Name eternally confess'd :
Let all his saints, with full accord,
Sing loud Amens-Praise ye the Lord.

PSALM CVII.
God your grateful voices raise,

Who does your daily Patron prove ;
And let your never-ceasing praise

Attend on his eternal love. 2, 3 Let those give thanks, whom he from bands

Of proud oppressing foes releas'd;
And brought them back from distant lands,

From north and south, and west and east. 4, 5 Through lonely desert ways they went,

Nor could a peopled city find ;
Till quite with thirst and hunger spent,

Their fainting in them pin'd

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6 Tben soon to God's indulgent ear

Did they their mournful cry address; Who graciously vouchsaf'd to hear

And freed them from their deep distress 7 From crooked paths he led them forth,

And in their certain way did guide
To wealthy towns of great resort,

Were all their wants were well supply'd. 8 O then that all the earth with me

Would God, for this his goodness, praise ; And for the mighty works which he

Throughout the wond'ring world displays! 9 For he from heav'n the sad estate

Of longing souls with pity views;
To hungry souls, that pant for meat,
His goodness daily food renews.

PART II.
10 Some lie, with darkness compass'd rounds

In death's uncomfortable shade,
And with unwieldly fetters bound,

By pressing cares more heavy made. 11, 12 Because God's counsels they defy'd,

And lightly priz'd his holy word,
With these afflictions they were try'd;

They fell and none could help afford. 13 Then soon to God's indulgent ear

Did they their mournful cry address;
Who graciously vouchsaf'd to hear,

And freed them from their deep distress. 14 From dismal dungeons, dark as night,

And shades, as black as death's abode;
He brought them forth to cheerful light,

And welcome liberty bestow'd. ,15 O then that all the earth with me

Would God, for this his goodness, praise ; And for the mighty works which be

Throughout the wond'ring world displays! 16 For he, with his Almighty hand,

The gates of brass in pieces broke;.
Nor could the massy bars withstand,
Or temper'd steel resist his stroke.

PART III.
17 Remorsetess wretches, void of sense,

With bold transgressions God defy;

And for their multiply'd offence,

Oppress'd with sore diseases lie. 18 Their soul, a prey to pain and fear,

Abhors to taste the choicest meats ;
And they by faint degrees draw near

To death's inhospitable gates.
19 Then straight to God's indulgent ear

Do they their mournful cry address ;
Who graciously vouchsafes to hear,

And frees them from their deep distress. 20 He all their sad distempers heals,

His word both health and safety gives;
And, when all human succour fails,

From near destruction them retrieves. 21 O then that all the earth with me

Would God, for this his goodness, praise ; And for the mighty works which he

Throughout the wond'ring world displays ! 22 With off'rings let his altar flame,

Whilst they their grateful thanks express,
And with loud joy his holy Name,
For all his acts of wonder, bless.

PART IV.
23, 24 They that in ships, with courage bold,

O’er swelling waves their trade pursule,
Do God's amazing works behold,

And in the deep his wonders view. 25 No sooner his command is past,

Than forth the dreadful tempest flies,
Which sweeps the sea with rapid baste,

And makes the stormy billows rise.
26 Sometimes the ships, toss'd up to heav'ry

On tops of mountain waves appear ;
Then down the steep abyss are driv'n,

Whilst ev'ry soul dissolves with fear. 27 They reel and stagger to and fro,

Like men with fumes of wine oppress'd ; Nor do the skil ul seamen know

Which way to steer, what course is best, 23 Then straight to God's indulgent ear

They do their mournfui cry address;
Who graciously vouchsafes to hear,

And frees them from their deep distress

29, 30 He does the raging storm appease ;

And makes the billows calm and still ;
With joy they see their fury cease,

And their intended course fulfill. 31 O then that all the earth with me

Would God, for this his goodness, praise ; And for the mighty works which he

Throughout the wond'ring world displays) 32 Let them, where all the tribes resort,

Advance to heav'n his glorious Name,
And in the elders' sov'reign court,
With one consent his praise proclaim.

PART V.
33, 34 A fruitful land, where streams abound

God's just revenge, if people sin,
Will turn to dry and barren ground,

To punish those that dwell therein. 35, 36 The parch'd and desert heath he makes

To flow with streams and springing wells; Which for his lot the hungry takes,

And in strong cities safely dwells.
37, 38 He sows the field, the vineyard plants,

Which gratefully his toil repay ;
Nor can, whilst God his blessing grants,

His fruitful seed or stock decay.
39 But when his sins heav'n's wrath provoke,

His health and substance fade away ;
He feels th' oppressor's galling yoke,

And is of grief the wretched prey. 40° The prince that slights what God commands,

Expos’d to scorn, must quit his throne ;
And over wild and desert lands,

Where no path offers, stray alone : 41 Whilst God, from all afflicting cares,

Sets up the humble man on high,
And makes, in time, his num'rous heirs

With his increasing flocks to vie. 42, 43 Then sinners shall have nought to say,

The just a decent joy shall show;
The wise these strange events shall weigh,
And thence God's goodness fully know.

PSALM CVIII.
GOD, iny heart is fully bent
To magnify thy Name;

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