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4 Extend to me that favour, Lord,
Thou to thy chosen dost afford:
When thou refcum'st to set them free,
Let thy salvation visit me.

5 O may I worthy prove to see
Thy saints in foil prosperity;
That I the joyful choir may join,
And count thy people's triumph mine.
13 'But ah! can we expect such grace,
Of parents vile the viler race;
Who their misdeeds have acted o'er,
And wiili new crimes increased the score?

7 Ingrateful, they no longer thought
On all his works in Egypt wrought;
The Red Sea they no sooner view'd,
Than they their hase distrust l enew'd.

8 Yet he, to vindicate his name,
Once more to their deliverance came }
To make his sov'reign power he known,
That he is God, and he alone.

9 To right and left, at his command,
The parting deep disclosed her sand;
Where firm and dry the passage lay,
As through some parch'd and desert


10 Thus rescued from their foe6 they

,were, Who closely press'd upon their rear;

11 Whose rage pursued them to those

waves, That proved the rash pursuers' graves.

12 The watery mountains sudden fall O'erwhelm'd proud Pharaoh, host and

all; This proof did stupid Israel move To own God's truth, and praise his love. 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 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,
Rash Dathan to her centre drew,
With proud Ahiram's factious crew.

18 The rest of those who did conspire
To kindle wild sedition's fire,
With all their impious train, hecame

A prey to heaven's devouring flame.

19 Near Horeh's mount a calf they

made, And to the molten image pray'd;

20 Adoring what their hands did frame, They changed their glory to their shame.

21 Their God and Saviour they forgot, And tdl his works in Egypt wrought;

22 His signs in Ham's astonish'd coast, And where proud Pharaoh's troops were


23 Thus urged, his vengeful hand he rear'd,

But Moses in the hreach appear'd;
The saint did for the rehels pray,
And turn'd heaven's kindled wrath

24 Yet they his pleasant land despised, Nor his repeated promise prized,

25 Nor did the Almighty's voice ohey, But when God said. Go up, would stay.

26 This scald their doom, without redress,

To perish in the wilderness;

27 Or else to he hy heathen's hands O'erthrown, and scatter'd through the



28 Yet, uureclaim'd, this stuhhorn race
Baal-Peor'd worship did emhrace;
Became his impious guests, and fed
On sacrifices to the dead.

29 Thus they persisted to provoke
God's vengeance to the final stroke:
Tis come—the deadly pest is come.
To execute their general doom.
SO Rut Phineas, fired with holy rage,
Th' Almighty vengeance to assuage,
Did, hy two hold offenders' fall,
Th' atonement make that ransora' d alL

31 As him a heavenly zeal had moved,
So heaven the zealous act approved;
To him confirming, and his race,
The priesthood he so well did grace.

32 At Merihah God's wrath they moved, Who Moses, for their sakes, reproved;

33 Whase patient soul they did provoke, Till rashly the meek prophet spoke.

34 Nor, when posscss'd of Canaan's land,'

Did they perform the 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 loo;

36 And worship to those idols paid,
Which them to fatal snares hetray'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' hlood.
No cheaper victims jvould appease
Canaan's remorseless deities;
No hlood her idols reconcile, u
But that which did the land defile.


39 Nor did these savage cruelties

The hanien'd reprohates 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 drew,
Till he, their once indulgent Lord,
His own inheritance ahhor 'd.

41 He thero defenceless did expose
To their in;nit ing heathen foes;
And made them on the trinmph wait
Of those who hore them greatest hate.

42 N'ir thus his indignation ceased;
Their list of tyrants still increased,
Till they,who'God's mild sway declined,
Were made the vassals of mankind.

43 Yet when, distress'd, they did repent, His anger did as oft relent;

But freed, they di'l his wrath provoke, Henew'd their sins, and he their yoke.

44 Sor yet implacable he proved, Nor heard their wretched cries unmoved;

45 But did to mind his promise bring, And mercy's inexhatuted spring.

46 Compassion too he did impart
E'en to their foes' obdurate heart;
And pity for their sufferings bred
In those who them to hondage led.

47 Still save us, Lord, and Israel's hands
Together bring from heathen lands:
So to thy name our thanks we'll raise,
And ever trinmph 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 Aniens—Praise ye the Lord. PSALM CVII.

TO God your grateful voices raise, Who does your daily Patron prove; And let your never-ceasing praise

Attend on hi.' eternal love. 2, 3 Let those give thanks, whom he from hands Of proud oppressing foes released; And brought them hack 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 souls within them pined.

6 Then soon to God's indulgent ear Did they their mournful cry address

Who graciously vouchsafed to hear, And freed them from their deep distress.

7 From crooked paths he led them forth, And in the certain way did guide

To wealthy towns of great resort. Where 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'rimr world display*!

9 For he from heaven the sad estate
Of longing souls with pity views;

To hungry souls, that pant tor meat,
His goodness dailv food renews.

10 Some lie, with darkness oompau'd


In death's uncomfortable shade, And with unwieldy fetters hound,

By pressing cart's more heavy nude. 11, 12 Because God's counsels thcyde


And lightlyprized 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 addreu;

Who graciously vouchsafed to hear, And freed them from their deep distress.

14 From dismal dungeons, dark asnigtit, And shades, as black as death's abodr,

He brought them forth to cheerful hght. 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 he Throughout the wond'ring world displays!

16 For he, with his Almighty hand, The gates of brass in pieces broke;

Nor could the massy hars withstand.
Or temper'd steel resist bis strokf.

17 Remorseless wretches, void of sen* With hold 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 hy faint degrees draw near To death's inhospitable grates.

19 Then straight to God's indulgent tv Do they their mournful cry address^

Who graciously vouchsafes to hear, Anufrees them from theirdeepdistre*

20 He all their sad distempers heals, His word hoth health and safety girn

And, when all human succour fails, From near destruction them e trieves.

21 O then that all the earth with me Would God, for this his goodis*

praise; And for the mighty works which he Throughout the woud'ring world d* plays!

22 With offerings let his altar flame, Whilst they their grateful thanks o■

press, And with loud joy his holy name. For all bls acts of wonder, bless.

PATtT IV. £8, 34 They thai iu ships, with courage hold, O'er swelling waves their trade pursue, Do God's amazing works hehold, And in the deep Ids wonders view.

25 No sooner his command is past, Than forth the dreadful tempest flies,

Which sweeps the sea with rapid haste, And makes the stormy hillows rise

26 Sometimes the ships, toss'd up to

heav'n, On tops of mountain waves appear} Then down the sleep ahyss are driv'n, Whilst ev'ry soul dissolves with fear.

27 They reel and stagger to and fro, Like'men with fumes of wineoppress'd

Nor do the skilful seamen know
Which way to steer, what course is hest.

28 Then straight to God's indulgent ear They do their mournful cry address;

Who graciously vouchsafes to hear, Arid frees them from their de«.-p distress. 29, 30 He does the raging storm appease,

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

And their intended course fulfil.

31 O then that alt the earth with me Would God, for tins his goodness,

praise; And for the mighty works which he Throughout the wond'ring world displays!

32 Let them, where all the trihes re

sort, Advance to heaven 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 ahound, God's just revenge, if people sin, Will turn to dry and harren ground,

To punish those tliat dwell therein, 35, 36 The pareh'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 lie sows the field, the vineyard plants, Which gratefully his toil repay Nor can, whilst God his hlessing grants,

His fruitful seed or stock decay. 30 But when his sins heaven's wrath provoke, His health and suVtance fade away; He feels th' oppressor's galling yoke, And is of grief the wretched prey. 40 The prince that slights what God commands, '"feposed to scorn, must quit his throne;

And over wild and desert lands,

Where no path offers, str.iy alone: 41 Whilst God, from all afflicting cares,

Sets up the humhle man on high, And makes, in time, his num'rous he'rs

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,

AndtheDce God's goodness fully know.


OGod, my heart is fully hent
To magnify thy name}
My tongue with cheerful songs of praise
Shall celehrate thy fame.

2 Awake, my lute; nor thou, my harp, Thy warhling notes delay;

Whilst I with early hymns of joy
Prevent the dawning day.

3 To all the fot'ning trihes, O Lord,
Thy wonders I will tell,

And to those nations sing thy praise,
That round ahout us dwell;

4 Because thy mercy's houndless height The highest heaven transcends,

And far heyond th' aspiring clouds
Thy faithful truth extends.

5 Be thou, O God, exalted high
Ahove the starry frame;

And let the world, with one consent,
Confess thy glorious name.

6 That all thy chosen people thee
Their Saviour may declare;

Let thy right hand protect me still.
And answer thou iny prayer.

7 Since God himself hath saidthe word, Whose promise cannot fail,

With joy ISechera will divide,
And measure Succoth's vale.

8 Gilead is mine, Manasseh too,
And Ephraim owns ray cause;

Their strength my regal power supports, And Judah gives my laws.

9 Moah I'll make my servile drudge, On vanqulsh'd Edom tread;

And through the proud Philistine lands My conq'ring hanners spread.

10 By whose support and aid shall I
Their well-fenced city gain?

Who will my troops securely lead
Through Edom s guarded plain?

11 Lord, wilt not thou assist our arms,
Which late thou didst forsake?

And w M not thou of these bur hosts
Onct* more the guidance take f

12 O to thy sen-ant in distress
Thy speedy succour send;

For vain it is on human aid
For safety to depend-

13 Then v■.liant acts shall we perform,

If thou toy pow'r disclose; For God it is, and God alone,

That treads down ail our foes.


OGod, whose former mercies make
My constant praise thy due,
Hold not thy peace, but my sad state
With wonted favour view:

2 For sinful men, with lying lips,
Deceitful speeches frame,

. And with their study'd slander seek To wound my spotless fame.

3 Their restless hatred prompts them

Malicious lies to spread;
And all against my life comblne,
By causeless fury led.

4 Those whom with tend'rest love I used,
My chief opposers are;

Whilst I, of other friends bereft,
Resort to thee by prayer.

5 Since mischief, for the good I did,
Their strange reward does prove,

And hatred's the return they make
For undissembled love:

6 Their guilty leaders shall be made
To some ill man a slave:

And, when he's try'd, his mortal foe

For his accuser have.
71 lis guilt, when sentence is pronounced,

Shall meet a dreadful fate,
Whilst his rejected prayer but serves

His crimes to aggravate.
3 He, snatch'd hy some untimely fate,

Sha'nt live out half his days; Another, hy divine decree,

Shall on his office seize.
9,10 His seed shall orphans be, his wife

A widow, plunged in grief;
His vagrant children beg their bread,

Whefre none can give relief.

11 His ill-got riches shall be made
To usurers a pfey;

The fruit of all his toil shall be
By strangers horne.away.'

12 None shall be found that to his wants
Their mercy will extend,

Or to Ms helpless orphan seed
The least assistance lend.

13 A swift destruction soon shall seize
On his unhappy race;

And the next age Ms hated name
Shall utterly deface.

14 The vengeance of his father's sins
Upon his head shall fall;

God on his mother's crimes shall think,
And punish him for alL

15 All these, in horrid order rank'd.
Before the Lord shall stand,

Till his fierce anger quite cuts off
Their roein'ry from the land.


16 Because he mercy never snowH,
But still the poor oppress'd;

And sought to slay the helpless man,
With heavy woes distress'd:

17 Therefore the curie he loved to ren^
Shall his own portion prove;

And blessing, which he still abbor'd,
Shall far from him remove.

18 Since he in cursing took such pride,
Like water k shall spread

Through all his veins, and stick like oil,
With which his hones are fed.

19 This, like a poison'd robe, shall still
His constant covering be,

Or an envenom'd belt, from which
He never shall be free.

20 Thus shall the Lord reward allihaK
.That ill to me design;

That with malicious false reports
Against my life comblne.

21 But for thy glorious name, 0 God,
Do thou deliver me;

And for thy plenteous mercy's sake,
Preserve and set me free.

22 For J, to utmost straits reduced,
Am void of all relief;

My heart is wounded with distress,
And quite pierced through with grie£

23 I like an evening shade decline,
Which vanishes apace;

Like locusts, up and down I'm toss'd,

And have no certain place.
24, 25 My kneos with fasting are mm

My hody lank and lean;
All that behold me shake their heads.

And treat me with disdain.
26, 27 But for thy mercy's sake, 0 Lord,

Do thou my foes withstand;
That all may see 'til thy own act,

The w■trk of thy right hand.

28 Then let them curse, so ihou but hie*;
Let shame the portion be

Of aM that my destruction seek,
While I rejoice in thee.

29 My foes shall with disgrace be clothed
And spite of all his pride,

His own confusion, like a cloak.

The guilty wretch shall hide.
, 30 But I to God, in grateful thanks,

My cheerful voice will raise;
And where the great assembly meets,

Set forth his noble praise.
1 For him the poor shall always nod

Their sure and constant friend; And he shall from unrighteous doom*

Their guiltless souls defend.


rTWE Lord unto my Lord thus spate,

a f eLTJ^ * ?y foes **& f«tstool was*.

2 Sit thou in state at ray right hand:

* Supreme in Sion thoashalthe,

* And all thy proud opposers see

* Suhjected to thy just command.

3 * Thee, in thy power's triumphant


* The willing nations shall ohey.:

« And, when thy rising heams they view,

* Shall all, redeem'd from error's night, . Appear as numherless aud hright

1 As crystal drops of morning dew.'

4 The Lord hath swarn, nor sworn in

vain, That,like .'Welch iseuVch's, thy reign And priesthood shall no period know:

5 No proud competitor to sit

At thy right hand will he permit, But in his wrath crown»d heads o'erthrow.

6 The sentenced heathen he shall slay, And fill with carcases his way,

Till he hath struck earth's tyrants dead;

7 But in the liigh-way hrooks shall first, like a poor pilgrim, slake his thirst,

And then in triumph raise his head.

PRAISE ye the Lord; our God to
fliy soul her utmost power shall raise;
With private friends, and in the throng
Of saints, his praise shall he my song.
2 Ilia works, for greatness though re,

nowo'd, His wondrous works with ease are

found By those who seek for them aright, And in the pious search delight. Q His works arc all of matchless fame, And universal glory claim; His truth, confirm'd through ages past. Shall to eternal ages last .

4 By precepts he nath us enjoin d To keep his wondrous works in mind $ And to posterity record,

That good and gracious is our Lord.

5 His hounty, like a flowing tide, Has all his servants' wants supply'd) And he will ever keep in mind

His cov'nant with our fathers sign'd.

6 At once astunish'd and o'erjoy'd, They saw his matchless power era

ploy'd, Wherehy the heathen were suppress'd, And we their heritage possess'd.

7 Just are the dealings of his hands, Immutahle are his commands,

8 By truth and equity sustain'd, And for eternal rules ordain'd.

9 He set his saints from hondage free, And then estahlish'd his decree, For ever to reraainthe same:

Holy and reverend is his name.

10 Who wisdom's sacred prize would win,

Must with the fear of God hegin:
Immortal praise and heavenly skill
Have they who know and do his will-

THAT man is hless'd who stands in
Of God, and loves his sacred law j

2 His seed on earth shall he renown'd, And with successive honours crown'd.

3 His house, the seat of wealth, shall

An inexhausted trcasuj *:
His justice, free from all decay,
Shall hlessings to his heirs convey.

4 The soul that's fill'd with virtue's

Shines hrightest in affliction's night',
To pity the distress'd inclined,
As well as just to all mankind.

5 His lih'ral favours he extends,
To some he gives, to others lends;
Yet what his charity impairs,
He saves hy prudence in affairs.

6 Beset with threat'ning dangers round.
Unmoved shall he maintain his ground:
The sweet rememhrance of the just
Shall flourish when he sleeps in dust.

7 111 tidings'never can surprise. His heart,that, fix'donGod relies:

8 On safety's rock he sits and sees The shipwreck of his enemies.

9 His hands, while they his alms he

stow'd, His glory's future harvest sow'd, Whence he shall reap wealth, fame, renown, A temporal and eternal crown.

10 The wicked shall his triumph see,
And gnash their teeth in agony;
While their unrighteous hopes decay,
And vanish with themselves away.


YE saints and servants of the Lord, The triumphs of his name record;

2 His sacred name for ever hless:

3 Where'er the circling sun displays His rising heams or setting rays,

Iiue praise to his great name address.

4 God through the world extends his

sway: The regions of eternal day But shadows of his glory are:

5 With him whose majesty excels,
Who made the heaven in which he

Let no created power compare".

6 Though 'ils heneath his state to view In highest heaven whataugels do,

Yot he to earth vouchsafes his car*

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