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4 Extend to me that favour, Lord,
5 O may I worthy prove to see
7 Ingrateful, they no longer thought
8 Yet he, to vindicate his name,
9 To right and left, at his command,
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,
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,
18 The rest of those who did conspire
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;
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
29 Thus they persisted to provoke
31 As him a heavenly zeal had moved,
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,
35 Not only spared the pagan crew,
36 And worship to those idols paid,
39 Nor did these savage cruelties
The hanien'd reprohates suffice; - *
For after their heart's lust they went,
40 But sins of such infernal hue
41 He thero defenceless did expose
42 N'ir thus his indignation ceased;
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
47 Still save us, Lord, and Israel's hands
48 Let Israel's God be "ever bless'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
To hungry souls, that pant tor meat,
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.
17 Remorseless wretches, void of sen* With hold transgressions God defy;
And for their multiply'd offence,
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
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
2 Awake, my lute; nor thou, my harp, Thy warhling notes delay;
Whilst I with early hymns of joy
3 To all the fot'ning trihes, O Lord,
And to those nations sing thy praise,
4 Because thy mercy's houndless height The highest heaven transcends,
And far heyond th' aspiring clouds
5 Be thou, O God, exalted high
And let the world, with one consent,
6 That all thy chosen people thee
Let thy right hand protect me still.
7 Since God himself hath saidthe word, Whose promise cannot fail,
With joy ISechera will divide,
8 Gilead is mine, Manasseh too,
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
Who will my troops securely lead
11 Lord, wilt not thou assist our arms,
And w M not thou of these bur hosts
12 O to thy sen-ant in distress
For vain it is on human aid
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
2 For sinful men, with lying lips,
. And with their study'd slander seek To wound my spotless fame.
3 Their restless hatred prompts them
4 Those whom with tend'rest love I used,
Whilst I, of other friends bereft,
5 Since mischief, for the good I did,
And hatred's the return they make
6 Their guilty leaders shall be made
And, when he's try'd, his mortal foe
For his accuser have.
Shall meet a dreadful fate,
His crimes to aggravate.
Sha'nt live out half his days; Another, hy divine decree,
Shall on his office seize.
A widow, plunged in grief;
Whefre none can give relief.
11 His ill-got riches shall be made
The fruit of all his toil shall be
12 None shall be found that to his wants
Or to Ms helpless orphan seed
13 A swift destruction soon shall seize
And the next age Ms hated name
14 The vengeance of his father's sins
God on his mother's crimes shall think,
15 All these, in horrid order rank'd.
Till his fierce anger quite cuts off
16 Because he mercy never snowH,
And sought to slay the helpless man,
17 Therefore the curie he loved to ren^
And blessing, which he still abbor'd,
18 Since he in cursing took such pride,
Through all his veins, and stick like oil,
19 This, like a poison'd robe, shall still
Or an envenom'd belt, from which
20 Thus shall the Lord reward allihaK
That with malicious false reports
21 But for thy glorious name, 0 God,
And for thy plenteous mercy's sake,
22 For J, to utmost straits reduced,
My heart is wounded with distress,
23 I like an evening shade decline,
Like locusts, up and down I'm toss'd,
And have no certain place.
My hody lank and lean;
And treat me with disdain.
Do thou my foes withstand;
The w■trk of thy right hand.
28 Then let them curse, so ihou but hie*;
Of aM that my destruction seek,
29 My foes shall with disgrace be clothed
His own confusion, like a cloak.
The guilty wretch shall hide.
My cheerful voice will raise;
Set forth his noble praise.
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
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:
THAT man is hless'd who stands in
2 His seed on earth shall he renown'd, And with successive honours crown'd.
3 His house, the seat of wealth, shall
4 The soul that's fill'd with virtue's
5 His lih'ral favours he extends,
6 Beset with threat'ning dangers round.
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,
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,
6 Though 'ils heneath his state to view In highest heaven whataugels do,
Yot he to earth vouchsafes his car*