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Come, loud anthems let us sing, Loud thanks to our Ahmighty King; For we our voices high should raise, When our salvation's Rock we praise. 2 Into his presence let us haste, To thank him for his favours past; . To him address, in joyful songs, The praise that to his name belongs. 3 For God the Lord, enthron’d in state, is, with unrivall’d glory, great: A King superior far to all Whom gods the heathen falsely call. # The depths of earth are in his hand, Her secret wealth at his command; The strength of hills that reach the skies, Subjected to his empire lies. 5. The rolling ocean's vast abyss, By the same sov’reign right, is his; Tis mov’d by his Almighty hand, That form’d and fix’d the solid land. 6 Q let us to his courts repair, And bow with adoration there; Down on our knees devoutly all Before the Lord, our Maker, fall. 7. For he's our God, our Shepherd he, His flock and pasture sheep are we: If then you'll, like his flock, draw near, To-day if you his voice will hear, 8 Let not your harden’d hearts renew Your father's crimes and judgments too; Nor here provoke my wrath, as they In desert plains of Meribah. 3 When through the wilderness they mov’d, And me with fresh temptations prov’d,
They still, through unbelief, rebell’d,
|Since they despis'd my rest, I sware,
That they should never enter there.
And all the trembling world below
* Confounded be their impious host,
ING to the Lord a new-made song, Who wondrous things has done; With his right hand and holy arm The conquest he has won. 2 The Lord has through th'astonish’d world Display’d his saving might, And made his righteous acts appear In all the heathen’s sight. 3 Of Israel's house his love and truth Have ever mindful been; Wide earth's remotest parts the power Qf Israel’s God have seen. 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 cornet’s sound, Before th' 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 riv'lets swell to streams,
To spreading torrents they: 9 To welcome down the world’s great Judge, Both to reward and doom, J The guilty nations quake: 2 On Sion’s hill he keeps his court, Supreme o'er earthly powers. And, with his unresisted might,
Redoubled shouts convey; And with impartial equity, EHOVAH reigns; let therefore all Let earth’s foundations shake. Yet thence his ... extends His great and dreadful name;
4 For truth and justice, in his reign, Of strength and power take place;
Dispens’d 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 ador’d; Among his prophets. Samuel thus His sacred name implor’d. Distress'd, upon the Lord they call’d, ho ne'er their suit deny’d; But, as with rev'rence they implor’d, He graciously reply'd, 7 For with their camp, to guide their march, The cloudy pillar mov’d; They kept his law, and to his will Obedient servants prov’d. 8 He answer'd them, forgiving oft His people for their sake; And those who rashly them oppos'd, Did sad examples make.
|9 With worship at his sacred courts
Exalt our God and Lord; For he, who only holy is, Alone should be ador’d.
ITH one consent, let all the earth To God their cheerful voices raise; Glad homage pay, with awful mirth, And sing before him songs of praise: 3 Convinc'd that he is God alone, From whom both we and all proceed, We, whom he 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 your grateful hymns 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.
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 care, Shall have the first preferments there. 7 No politics shall recommend His country's foe to be my friend:
And echoing vales from hill to hill Who does with justice come, PSALM XCIX. . On Cherubs’ wings he sets enthrou’d; His palace makes her towers; 3 Let therefore all with praise address His holiness proclaim.
None e'er shall to my favour rise, By flatt’ring or malicious lies.
HEN I pour out my soul in prayer, Do thou, O Lord, attend; To thy eternal throne of grace Let my sad cry ascend. 20 hide not thou thy glorious face In times of deep distress; Incline thine ear, and when I call, My sorrows soon redress. 3 Each cloudy, portion of my life, Like scatter'd smoke expires; My shrivell’d bones are like a hearth #. with continual fires. 4 My heart, like grass that feels the blast Of some infectious wind, Does languish so with grief, that scarce My needful food I mind. 5. By reason of my sad estate I spend my breath in groans; M; esh is worn away, my skin carce hides my starting bones. 6 I’m like a pelican become, That does in deserts mourn; Or like an owl, that sits all day. On barren trees forlorn. 7 In watchings, or in 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 grov'ling on the ground I lie, Oppress'd with grief and fears, My bread is strew’d with ashes o'er, My drink is mix’d with tears. 10 Because on me with double weight Thy heavy wrath doth lie; For i. to make my fall more great, Didst lift me up on high. 11 My days, just hast’ning to their end, Are like an ev’ning shade; My beauty does, like wither'd grass, With waning lustre fade. 12 But thy eternal state, O Lord, No length of time shall waste; The mem'ry of thy wondrous works From age to age shall last. 13 Thou shalt arise, and Sion view With an unclouded face; 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 beams display’d: .
|And freed, by his resistless power,
The wretches doom'd to die. 21 That they in Sion, where he dwells, Might celebrate his fame, And through the holy city sing Loud praises to his name: 22 When all the tribes assembling there, Their solemn vows address, And neighb'ring lands, with glad consent, The Lord their God confess. 23 But e'er my race is run, my strength Through his fierce wrath decays; He 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, o 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 tarnish and decay. Like that, when thou ordain'st their change, To thy command they bend; But thou continu'st 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.
M. soul, inspir’d with sacred love,
14, 15 For God, who all our frame surveys, Considers that we are but clay; How fresh soe'er we seem, our days Like grass or flowers must fade away. 16, 17 hilst they are nipt with sudden blasts, Nor can we find their former place; God’s faithful mercy ever lasts, To those that fear him, and their race. 18 This shall attend on such as still Proceedin his appointed way; And who not only know his will, But to it just obedience pay; ... 19, 20 #. 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 that his just commands obey, And hear and do his sacred will, 21 Ye hosts of his, this tribute pay, Who still 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 bear thy part.
Bo: God, my soul: thou, Lord, alone
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 beasts are thither led, Weary with labour, faint with drought; And asses on wild mountains bred Have sense to find these currents out. 12 There shady trees from scorching beams Yield shelter to the feather'd throng;
13 His rains from heaven parch'd hills 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, e 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 the vine, To cheer man’s heart, oppress'd with cares; Gives oil, that makes his face to shine, And corn, that wasted strength repairs.
16 The trees of God, without the care
25 But still the vast unfathom'd main, Of wonders a new scene supplies, Whose depths inhabitants contain Of every form, and every size. 26 Full-freighted ships from every port There cut their unmolested way; Leviathan, whom there to sport Thou mad'st, has compass there to play. 27 These various troops of sea and land In sense of common want agree; All wait on thy dispensing hand, And have their daily alms from thee. 28 They gather what thy stores disperse, Without their trouble to provide; Thou op'st thy hand, the universe, The craving world, is all supply’d. 29. Thou for a moment hid'st thy face, The num’rous 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 T' inspire the mass with vital seed;
They drink, and to the bounteous streams Return the tribate of their song.
Nature's restor'd, and parent earth Smiles on her new-created breed.
31 Thus through successive ages stands Firm fix’d thy providential care; Pleas'd with the work of thy own hands, Thou dost the waste of time repair. 32 One look of thine, one wrathful look, Earth’s panting breast 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 employ; 34 And join devotion to my songs, Sincere, as in him is my joy. 35 While sinners from earth's face are hurl’d, My soul, praise thou his holy name, Till with my song the list’ning world Join concert, and his praise proclaim.
Render thanks, and bless the Lord; Invoke his sacred name; Acquaint the nations with his deeds, #. 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 his Almighty name, Alone to be ador’d; 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. 5 The wonders that his hands have wrought Keep thankfully in mind; 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 cov’nant he hath kept in mind For num’rous ages past, Which yet for thousand ages more In equal force shall last. 9 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 let, 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, Seeurely 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, “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, Sold into Egypt, but their death, Who sold him, to prevent. 18 His feet with heavy chains were crush'd, With calumny his fame;
19 Till God's appointed time and word To his deliv'rance came. 30 The king his sov’reign order sent, And rescu'd him with speed; Whom private malice had confin'd, The people's ruler freed. " 21 His court, revenues, realms, were all Subjected to his will; 22 His greatest princes to control, And teach his statesmen skill.
23 To Egypt then, invited guests, Half-famish’d Israel came ; And Jacob held, by royal grant, The fertile soil of Ham. 24. Th' Almighty there with such increase His people multiply'd, Till with their j.oppressors they In strength and .. vy’d. 25. Their vast increase th’ Egyptians' hearts With jealous anger fir’d, Till they his servants to destroy 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. 28 He call’d for darkness, darkness came, Nature his summons knew ; 29 Each stream and lake, transform'd to blood, The wand'ring fishes slew. " 30 Inputrid floods, throughout the land, The pest of frogs was bred; From noisome fens sent up to croak At Pharaoh's board and bed. 31 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 batt’ring 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, and locusts came, And caterpillars join’d; They prey’d upon the poor remains The storm had left behind. 35_From trees to herbage they descend, No verdant thing they spare; But, like the naked fallow field, Leave all the pastures bare. 36 From fields to villages and towns, Commission’d vengeance flew ; One fatal stroke their eldest hopes And .." of Egypt slew. 37. He brought his servants forth, enrich'd With Egypt’s borrow’d wealth; And, what transcends all treasure else, Enrich'd with vig'rous health. 38 Egypt rejoic'd, in hopes to find Her plagues with them remov’d; Taught dearly now to fear worse ills By those ...; prov’d. 39 Their shrouding canopy by day A journeying cloud was spread; A fiery pillar all the night Their desert marches led. 40. They long'd for flesh; with ev’ning quails He furnish'd every tent; From heaven's high granary, each morp, The bread of angels sent,