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He takes the needy from hit ceil,
Advancing him in courtstu dwell,

Companion to the greatest there. 7 When childless families despair, He sends the blessing" of an heir,

To rescue their expiring name;
Makes her that barren was, to bear,
And joyfully her fruit to rear:

O then extol bls matchless fame!

WHEN Israel,hy th' Almighty led,
Enrich'd with their oppressor's
From Egypt march'd, and Jacob's seed
From hondage in a foreign soil;

2 Jehovah, for nis residence,
Chose out imperial Judah's tent,

His mansion royal, and from thence Through Israel's camp his orders sent

3 The distant sea with terror saw, And from the Almighty's presence

fed-, Old Jordan's streams, surprised with awe, Retreated to their fountain's head.

4 The taller mountains skipp'd like

rams, When danger near the fold they hear; The hills skipp'd after them like lambs Affrighted hy their leader's fear.

5 O sea! what made your tide withdraw, And naked leave your oozy bed?

Why Jordan, against nature's law, Recoil'dst thou to thy fountain's head

6 Why, mountains, did ye skip, like

rams When danger does approach the fold: Why after you the bllls, like lambs When they their leader's flight behold?

7 Earth, tremble on; well may'st thou

fear Thy Lord and Maker's face to see; When Jacob's awful God draws near, Tis time for earth and seas to flee:

8 To flee from God, who nature's law Confirms and cancels at his will -,

Who springs from flinty rocks can draw,
And thirsty vales with water filL

LORD, not to us, we claim no share,
But to thy sacred name
Give glory, for thy mercy's sake,
And truth's eternal fame.

2 Why should the heathen cry, Where's

now The God whom we adore?

3 Convince them that in heaven thou art, And uncontrol'd thy power.

4 Their gods but gold and silver are, Th* wockl of mortal hand*;

5 With speechless mouth and sighlieii

eyes The molten idol stands.

6 The pageant has hoth ears and note, Bui neither hears nor smells;

7 Its hands and feet nor feel nor more; No iife within it dwells.

8 Such senseless stocks they are, tktt

Can nothing like them find,
But those who on their help rely,
And them for gods design'd.

9 0 Israel, make the Lord your trust,
Who is your help and shield ■

10 Priests, Levites, trust in him alone, Who only help can yield.

11 Let all who truly fear the Lord, On him they fear rely;

Who them in danger can defend,

And all their wants supplv. 12, 13 Of us he oft has mindful been,

And Israel's house will bless; Priests, Levites, proselytes, even all

Who his great name confess.

14 On you, and on your heirs, he will Increase of blessings bring;

15 Thrice happy you, who fav'rites

are Of this Almighty King!

16 Heaven's highest orb of glory he
His empire's seat designVtj

And gave this lower globe of earth
A portion to mankind.

17 They who in death and sileuee sleep* To him no praise afford;

18 But we will bless for evermore Our ever-living Lord.

PSALM CXVI. rejVTY soul with grateful thoughts sf

Entirely is possest. Because the Lord vouchsafed to hear The voice of my request.

2 Since he has now his ear inclined,
I never will despair;

But still in all the straits of life
To him address my prayer.

3 With deadly sorrows compass'd rouse, With pains of hell eppress'd;

When trouble seiz'd my aching heart, And anguish rack'd my breast;

4 On God s Almighty name 1 call'd, And thus to him I pray'd,

'Lord, I beseech thee, save my sou1

'With sorrow quite dismay'd.* 5, 6 How just and merciful Is God'

How gracious is the Lord! i

Who saves the harmless, and to me

Does timely help afford. 7 Then free from pensive cares, my tottl

Resume thy wonted rest;
For God has wondrously to thee

His hounteous love express

8 When death alarm'd me, he removed My dangers and wiy fears; /

My feet from falling he secured,
And dry'd niy eyes from tears.

9 Therefore my life's remaining years, Which God to me shall lend,

Wih i in praises to his name,

And in his service spend. 10,11 In God I trusted, and of him

In greatest straits did hoast; For in my flight all hopes of aid

From faithless men were lost. 12, 13 Then what return to him shall I

For all his goodness make? I'll praise his name, and with glad zeal

The cup of hlessing take. 14, 15 ill pay my vows among his saints,

Whose hlood, howe'er despised By wicked men, in God's account

Is always highly prized.
16 By various ties, 6 Lord, must I

To thy dominion how;
Thy humiile handmaid's son hefore,

Thy rans.»m'd captive now! 17, IB To thee I'll oiFrings hring of praise;

And whilst I hless thy name. The just performance of my vows

To all thy saints proclaim.
19 They in Jerusalem shall meet,

And in thy house shall join,'
To hless thy name with one consent,

And mix their songs with mine.

WITH cheerful notes let all the
To heaven their voices raise;
Let all. inspired with godly mirth,

Sing hymns of 2 God's tender mercy knows no hound,

His truth shall ne'er decay;
Then let the willing nations round
Their grateful trihute pay.

O Praise the Lord, for he is good.
His mercies ne'er decay;
That his kind favours ever last,

Let thankful Israel say.
3. 4 Their sense of his.eternal love

Let Aaron's house express;

And that it never fails, let all

That fear the Lord confess.

5 To God I made my humhle moan,
With trouhles quite oppress'd;

And he released me from my straits,
And granted my request.

6 Since therefore God does on my side So graciously appear;

*V '.; should the vain attempts of men Possess my soul with fear *

7 Since God wit* those that aid my cause Vouchsafes my part to take,

To all my foes I need not douht

A just return to make. 8, 9 For hetter His to trust in God,

And have the Lord our friend, Than on the greatest human power

For safety to depend. 10, 11 Though many nations, cloiehr leagued.

Did oft heset me round; Yet, hy his houndless power sustain'd,

I did their strength confound.

12 They swarm'd like hees, and y«t

, their rage
Wai hut a short-lived hlaze j
For whilst on God I still rely'd,
I vanquished them with ease.

13 When all united press'd me hard,
In hopes to make me fall,

The Lord vouchsafed to take my part*
And save me from them all.

14 The honour of my strange escape
To him alone helongs j

He is my Saviour and my strength,
He only claims my songs.

15 Joy fills the dwelling of the just,
Whom God has saved from harm;

Forwondious things are hrought topaa* By his Almighty arm.

16 He, hy his own resistless power,
Has endless honour won }

The saving strength of his right hand
Amazing works has done.

17 God wul not suffer me to fall, . But stilt prolongs my days;

That, hy declaring all his works,
I may advance his praise.

18 When God had sorely me chastised. Till quite of hopes hereaved,

His mercy from the gates of death
My fainting life reprieved.

19 Then open wide the temple-gates.
To which the just repair,

That I may enter in, and praise

My great Deliv'rei there. 20,21 Within those gates of God's ahode,

To which the righteous press, Since thou hast heard, and set me safe.

Thy holy name I'D hless. 22. 23 That which the huilders once rs> fused,

Is now the corner stone;
This is the wondrous work of God,

The work of God alone. 21.25 This day is God's; let all the land

Exalt their cheerful voice;
Lord, we heseech thee, save us now,

And make us still rejoice.

26 Him that approaches in God's name, Let all th1 assemhly hless;

We that helong to God's own house, 'Have wish'd you good success.'

27 Godis the Lord, through whom we oU Both light and comfort find;

Fast to the altar's horn, with cords,
The chosen victim blnd.

28 Thou art my Lord, 0 God, and

still 111 praise thy holy name; Because thou only art my God, I'll celebrate thy fame.

29 0 then with me give thanks to God, Who still does gracious prove;

And let the tribute of our praise Be endless as his love. f PSALM CX1X.


HOW bless'd are they, who always keep

The pure and perfect way! Who never from the sacred paths

Of God's commandments stray!
2 How bless'd, who to his righteous

Have still obedient Ileen!
And have with fervent bumble zeal

His favour sought to win!
S Such men their utmost caution use

To shun each wiched deed;
But in the path which he directs

With constant care proceed. 4 Thou strictly hast enjoin'd us, Lord,

To learn thy sacred will; And all our diligence employ

Thy statutes to fulfil. * O then that thy most holy will

Might o'er my ways preside, And I the course of all my life

12 Secured hy that, my gratefulfooj
Shall ever bless thy name;

0 teach me then hy thy just iswa
My future b'fe to frame.

13 My lips, unlock'd hy pious teal,
To others have declared

How well the judgments of thy mood
Deserve our best regard.

14 Whilst in the way of thy coromudi
More solid joy I found,

Than had I been with vast increase
Of cnvyM riches crown'd.

15 Therefore thy just and upright lam
Shall always fill my mind;

And those sound rules, which thou pre-
All due respect shall find.

16 To keep thy statutes undefaced
Shall be my constant joy;

The strict remembrance of thy word
Shall all my thoughts employ.

17 Be gracious to thy servant, Lord,
Do thou my life defend,

That I, according to thy word,
My future time may spend.

18 Enlighten hoth my eyes and mind,
That so I may discern

The wondrous works which they behold
Who thy just precepts learn.
Though, like a stranger in the laud,

By thy direction guide! • Thei

. -hen with assurance should I walk,

From all confusion free; Convinced, with joy, that all myways

With thy commands agree.

I My upright heart shall my glad

mouth With cheerful praises fill; , When, by thy righteous judgments

taught, I shall have learnt thy will.

8 So to thy sacred laws shall I
Alt due observance pay;

O then forsake me not, my God,
Nor cast me quite away.

9 How shall the young preserve their

From all pollution free?
By making still their course of life
With thy commands agree.

10 With hearty real for thee I seek,
To thee for succour pray;

0 suffer not my careless steps
From thy right paths to stray.

II Safe in my heart, and closely hid,
Thy word, my treasure lies;

To succour me with timely aid,
When sinful thoughts arUe.

From place to place I stray,
Thy righteous judgments from my Rffbl
Remove not thou away.

20 My fainting soul is almost pined,
With earnest longing spent,

Whilst always on the eager search
Of thy just will intent.

21 Thy sharp rebuke shall crush tin

Whom still thy curse pursues j Since they to walk in thy right wavi Presumptuously refuse.

22 But far from me do thou, O Lord,
Contempt and shame remove;

For i thy sacred laws affect
With undissembled love.

23 Though princes oft, in council met
Against thy servant spake j

Yet I thy statutes to observe
My constant business make.

24 For thy commands have dwarf

My comfort and delight;
By them I learn, with prudent care,
To guide my steps aright.

25 My soul, oppress'd with deadly car*
„ Close to the dust does cleave;

Revive me, Lord, and let me now
Thy promised aid receive.

26 To thee I still declared my wan,
And thou inclin'st thine ear;

O teach me then my future life
By thy just taws to steer. *

37 1V thou wilt maie me know thy laws, And hy their guidance walk,

The wondrous works which thou bast done Shall be my constant talk.

38 But set*, my soul wittiin ine sinks, Fress'd down with weighty care;

Do thou, according to thy word.

My wasted strength repair.
29 i' nv, far from me be all false ways

And lying arts removed;
But kindly grant I still may keep

The path hy thee approved.
SO Thy faithful ways, thou God of truth,

My happy choice I ve made; Thy judgments, as my rule of life,

Before me always laid.

31 Mi care has been to make my life
With thy commands agree;

O then preserve thy servant, Lord,
From shame and ruin free.

32 So in the way of thy commands
Shall 1 with pleasure run,

And, with a heart enlarged with :oy,
Successfully go on.

33 Instruct me in thy statutes, Lord,
Thy righteous paths display;

And I from them, through all my life, Will never go astray.

34 If thou true wisdom from ahove
Wilt graciously impart,

To keep thy perfect laws I wiH
Devote my zealous heart.

35 Direct me in the sacred wayf
To which thy precepts lead;

Because my chief delight has been
Thy righteous paths to tread.

36 Do thou to thy most just commands Incline my wilhng heart;

Le4 no desire of worldly wealth
From thee my thoughts divert.

37 From those vain objects turn my eyes, Which this false world displays;

But give me lively power and strength To keep thy righteous ways.

38 Confirm the promise which thou


And give thy servant aid,
Who to transgress thy sacred laws

Is awfully afraid.
99 The foul disgrace I justly fear,

In mercy, Lord, remove;
For all the judgments thou ordain'st

Are full of grace and love. 40 Thou know'st how after thy commands

My longing heart does pant;
O then make haste to raise me up,

And promised luccoar grant

. ritr.

41 Thy constant bleiasing, lord, bestow. To cheer my drooping heart;

To me, according to thy word,
Thy saving health impart.

42 So shall I, when my foes upbraio>
This ready answer make; \

'In God 1 trust, who never will 'His faithful promise break.'

43 Then let not quite the word of truth Be from my mouth removed:

Since still my ground of steadfast hop* Thy just decrees have i#oved.

44 So I to keep thy righteous laws
Will all my study bend;

From age to aye my lime to come
In their observance spend.

45 Ere long I trust to walk at large,
From all incumbrance free;

Since I resolve to make my life
With thy commands agree.

46 Thy laws shall be my constant talk; And princes shall attend,

Whilst I the justice of thy ways
With confidence defend.

47 My longing heart and ravish'd soul
Shall hoth o'erflow with joy.

When in thy lov'd commandments I
My happy hours employ.

48 Then will I to thy just decrees
Lift up my willing hands;

My care and business then shall be
To study thy commands.


49 According to thy promised grace,
Thy favour, Lord, extend;

Make good to me the word on which
Thy servant's hopes depend.

50 That only comfort in distress
Did all my griefs control;

Thy word, when troubles hemm'd me round, Revived my fainting soul.

51 Insulting foes did proudly mock,
And all my hopes deride;

Yet from thy law not all their scoff*
Could make me turn aside.

52 Thy judgments then, of ancient date,

I quichly call to mind, Till, ravish'd with such thoughts, my soid Did speedy comfort find.

53 Sometimes 1 stand amazed, like one With deadly horror smirk,

To think how all my sinful foes
Have thy just laws forsook*

54 But I thy statutes and decrees
My cheerful anthems made;

Whilst through strange lands and do sert wilds I like a pilgrim stray'd.

55 Thy name, that cheer'd my heart hy

day, lias fill'd my thoughts hy night: , I then resolved hy thy just laws To guide my steps aright.

56 That peace of mind, which has my

In deep distress sustuin'd,
By strict obedience to thy will
I happily phtain'd,


57 0 Lord, my God, my portion thou
And sure possession art j

Thy words I steadfastly resolve
To treasure in my heart.

58 With all the strength of warm desire I did thy grace implore;

Disclose, according to thy word,
Thy mercy's houndless store.

SQ With due reflection and strict care
On ail my ways I thought,

And so, reclaim'd to thy just paths,
My wandering steps I brought.

60 I lost no time, but made great haste, Resolved, without delay,

To watch, that 1 might never more
From thy commandments stray.

61 Though num'rous troops of sinful

men i

To rob me have comblned.
Vet I thy pure and righteous laws
Have ever kept in mind.

62 In dead of night I will arise
To sing thy solemn praise;

Convinced how much I always ought

To love thy righteous ways.
C3 To such as fear thy holy name,

Myself I closely join;
To all who their obedient wills

To thy commands resign. 64 O'er all the earth thy mercy, Lord,

Abundantly is shed;
O make me then exactly learn

Thy sacred paths to tread.


C5 With me, thy servant, thou hast dealt

Most graciously, O Lord j Repeated benefits bestow'd,

According to thy word.

66 Teach me the sacred skill, hy which Right judgment is attain'd,

Who in belief of thy commands
Have steadfastly remain'd.

67 Before affliction stopp'd my course, My footsteps went astray;

But I have since been disciplined
Thy precepts to obey.

68 Thou art, O Lord, supremely good, And all thou dost is so;

On me, thy statutes to discern,
Thy saving skill bestow.

69 The proud have forged m-Jidoiu lies, My spotless fame to stain;

But my fix'd heart, without raene,
Thy precepts shall retain.

70 While pamper'd, they, with pre*

p'rous ills,
In sensual pleasures live,
My soul can relish no delight,
But what thy precepts give.

71 TJs good for me that 1 have felt
Affliction's chast'ning rod,

That I might duly learn and keep
The statutes of my God.

72 The law that from thy mouth pro

ceeds, Of more esteem I hold Than untouch'd mines, than thousud mines Of silver and of gold.


73 To me. who am the workmanship Of thy Almighty hands.

The heav'nly understanding give
To learn thy just commands.

74 My preservation to thy saints
Strong comfort will afford,

To see success attend my hopes,
Who trusted in thy word.

75 That right thy judgments are,Inaw By sure experience see;

And that in faithfulness, O Lord,
Thou hast afflicted me.

76 O let thy tender mercy now
Afford me needful aid;

According to thy promise, Lord,
To me, thy servant, made.

77 To me thy saving grace restore,
That I again may live;

Whose soul can relish no delight
But what thy precepts give.

78 Defeat the proud, who, uuprorokfri To ruin me have sought,

Who only on thy sacred laws
Employ my harmless thought.

79 Let those that fear thy name espoa* My cause, and those alone

Who have, by strict and pious search, Thy sacred precepts known.

80 In thy blest statutes let my heart Continue always sound;

That guilt and shame, the sinner*! let■ May never me confound.


81 My soul with long expectance fai* To see thy saving gracej

Yet still on thy unerring word
My confidence I place.

82 My very eyes consume and fail
With waiting for thy word;

O! when wilt thou thy kind relief
And promised aid afford?

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