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How long my enemies insult,

6 Whose soul in usury disdains And I have no relress?

His treasure to employ : 3 Oh! hear, and to my longing eyes Whom po rewards can ever bribe Restore thy wonted light,

The guiltless to destroy. And sudden.ý, or I shall sleep

7 The inan, who by his steady course In everlasting night

Has happiness insur'd, 4 Restore me. lest they proudly boast When earth's foundation shakes, shail

'Twas their own strength o'ercame; By providence secur'd (stand. Permit not then that vex my soul

PSALM XVI. To triumph in my shame.

ROTECT me from my cruel foes, 5 Since I have always plac'd my trust Beneath thy mercy's wing,

Because my trust still repose Thy saving health will come; and then On thy Almighty arm

My heart with joy shall spring. 2 My soul all help but thine does slight, 6 Then shall my song, with praise in- All gods but thee disown; To thee my God ascend, (spir'd,

Yet can lio deedo of nine requite Who to thy servant in distress

The goodness thou hast shown. Such bounty didst extend

3 But those that hrictly virtuous are, PSALM XIV

And love the thing that's right, URE wicked fools must needs sup- To favour always, and prefer, pose,

Shall be my chief delight. That God is nothing but a name; 4 How shall their sorrows be increas'd, Corrupt and lewd their practice grows; Who other gods allore No breast is warm'd with holy name

Their bloody offering. I detest, 2 The Lord took'd down from Heaven's Their very names abhor. high lower,

5 My lot is fall'n in that blest land And all the sons of men did view,

Where God is truly known; To see if any own'd his power;

He fills my cup with lib'ral hand, If any tiuth or justice knew

'Tis he

supports my throne
3 But all, he saw, were gone aside, 6 In nature's most delightful scene

All were degen'rete grown and base; My happy portion lies ;
None took religion for their guide, The place of my appointed reign
Not one of all the sinful race.

All other lan is outvies 4 Bit can these workers ol deceit 7 Therefore my soul shall bless the Lord Be all so dulandi senseless grown,

Whose precepts give me light; That they, like bread, my people eat, And private counsel still afford

And God's almighty power disown? In sorrow's dismal night.
5 How with they treanble then for ear, 8 I strive each action to approve

When his just wrath shall them o'er- To his all-seeing eye ;
For to the righteous, God is near. take? No danger shall my hopes remove,

And never will their cause forsake. Because he stili is nigh 6 Il men, in vain, with scorn expose 9 Therefore my heart all grief defies,

Those methods which the good pursue; My glory does rejoice Since God a refuge is for those

My Mesh shall rest, in hope to rise, Whom his just eyes with favour view. Wak'd by his powerful voice. 7 Would he his saving power employ 10 Thou Lord, when I resign my breath,

To break his people's servile band, My soul from hell shalt free;
Then shorts of universal joy

Nor let thy Holy One in death
Should loudly echo through the land. The least corruption see,

11 Thou shalt the paths of life display, may

Which to thy presence lead;
To thy blest courts repair,

Where pleasures dwell without a'lay, Not stranger-like, to visit them,

And loys that never fade. But to inhabit there?

PSALM XVII 2 'Tis he, whose every thought and deed


Tomy just plea and sad complaint By rules of virtue moves ;

Attenil, Orighteous Lord: Whose gen'rous tongue disdains lo speak And to my prayer 'tis unfeign'de The thing his heart disproves.

A gracious ear afford.
3 Who never did a slander forge, 2 As in thy sight I am approv'd,

His neighbour's fume to wound; So let my sentence be:
Nor hearken to a false report,

And with impartial eyes, O Lord,
By malice hisper d round.

My upright dealing see 4 Who vice in all its pomp and power, 3 For thou hast search'd my heart hy, Can tent with just neglect;

And visited by

[cluy, And piety, though clothed in rage, And, on the strictest trial, found Religiously respect.

Its secret motions right 5 Who to nis plighted vows and trust Nor shall thy Justice, Lord, alone Has ever firmly stood;

My heart's designs acquit; And though he promise to his loss, For I have purpos'd that my tongue He makes his promise good.

Shall no ottenco comunit.


4 I know what wicked men would do, Who graciously inclin'd his ear, Their safety to maintain ;

And heard nie from his lofty throne.

But me thy just and mild commands
From bloody paths restrain.

7 When God arose my part to take, 5 That I may still, in spite of wrongs,

The conscious earth was struck with My innocence secure,

The bills did at his presence shake, fear;

Nor could his dreadful fury bear. O guide me in thy righteous ways, And make my fuotsteps sure.

Thick clouds of smoke dispers'd 6 Since, heretofore, I ne'er in vain

abroad, To thee my prayer address'd ;

Ensigns of wrath before him came; O! now, my God, incline thine ear Devouring fire around him glow'd, To this my just request

That oals were kindled at its flame. 7 The wonders of thy truth and love 9 He left the beauteous realms of light, In my defence engage;

Whilst hea en bow'd down its awful Thou, whose right hand preserves thy Beneath his feet substanual might (head; From their uppressor's rage. (saints

Was like a sable carpet spread

10 The chariot of the King of kings,

Which active truops of angels drew, 8,90! keep me in thy tend'rest care ;

On a strong tempest's rapid wings, Thy shelt'ring wings stretch out.

With most amazing swiftness fiew. To guard me safe from savage foes

11, 12 Black watery mists and clouds That compass me about

conspir'd, 10 O'ergrown with luxury, enclos'd

With thickest shades his face to veil; In their own fat they lie; And, with a proud blaspheming mouth,

But at his brightness soon retir'd,

And fell in showers of fire and Both God and man defy.

13 Through heaven's wide arch a thun. 11 Well may they boast, for they have

d ring peal My paths encompass d round ; (now Their eyes at watch, their bodies bow'd,

God's angry voice did loudly roar; And couching on the ground;

While eartis sad face with heups of hail

And fakes of fire was cover'd oer. 12 In posture of a lon set,

14 His sharpep'd arrows round he threw, When greedy of his prey;

Which made his scatter'd foes retreat; Or a young lion, when he lurks

Like darts his nimble lightnings tiew, Within a covert way 13 Arise, O Lord, defeat their plots,

And quickly finish'd üheir defeat. Their swelling rage control;

15 The deep its secret stores disclosid,

The world's foundations naked lay; From wicked men, who are thy sword, Deliver thou my soul

By his avenging wrath expos'd, 14 From worldly men, thy sharpest

'Which fiercely rag'd that dreadful day.

PART 11 scourge, Whose portion's here below;

16 The Lord did on my side engage; Who, fill'd with earthly stores, aspire

From heaven, his throne. my cause No other bliss to know

upheld ; 15 Their race is num'rous, that partake

And snatch'd me from the furous rage

or threat'ning waves, that proudly Their substance while they live :

swell's Their heirs survive, to whom they may The vast remainder give

17 God his resistless power en ployd 16 But 1. in uprightness, thy face

My strongest foes' attempts to break; Sball view without control;

Who else with ease had soon destroy'd

The weak delence that I could make. And, waking, shall its image find Reflected in my soul

18 Their subtle rage had near prevailid,

When I distress'd and friendless tay: PSALM XVIII

But still, when other sticcours failid, To change of time shall ever shock


God was my firm support and slay.

19 Fron dangers that enclos d me round, For thou hast always been my rock,

He brought me forth and set me free; A fortress and defence to me

For some just cause his goodness found, Thou my delivrer art, my God;

Tual mov'd him to delight in me. My trust is in thy mighty power ; 20 Because in meno Ruill remains.

art my shield from toes abroad, God does his gracious help extend ; At home my saleguard and my tower. My bands are free from bloody stains ; 3 To thee I will address my prayer, Therefore the Lord is still my friend.

To whom all praise we justly owe; 21, 22 For I his judgments kept in sight So shall 1. by thy watchful care.

In his just paths I always trod; Be guarded from my treacherous foe. I never did bis slat tes slight, 4,5 By Hoods of wicked men distress d. Nor loosely wander'd from my God.

With seas of sorrow compass 'd round, 23, 24 Put still my soul. sincere and With dire infernal pangs oppress'd.

pure, In death's unwieldy fellers bound; Did even from darling sins refrain: 6 To heaven I made my mournful prayer, His favours therefore yet endure,

To God addressd my humble inoan; Because my heart and lands are clean



Their slaughter'd bodies forth 1 threw, 25, 26 Thou suit'st, O Lord, thy right

Like loathsome dirt, that clogs the cous ways

ground. To various paths of human-kind;

PART VI. They who for mercy merit praise,

43 Our factious tribes, al strife till now With thee shall wondrous mercy find.

By God's appointment me obey; Thou to the just shalt justice show;

The heathen to my sceptre bow, The pure thy purity shall ove:

And foreign nations wn my sway. Such as perversely choose to go,

44 Remotest realms their homage send, Shall meet with due returns from thee. When my successful name they hear; 27, 24 That he the humble soul will save,

Strangers for my commands attend. And crush the haughty's beasted

Charm'd with respect, or aw'd by fear. might,

45 All to my summons tamely yield, In me the Lord an instance gave,

Or soon in battle are dismay'd; Whose darkness he has turnid to light.

For stronger holds they quit ihe field, 29 On his firm succour 1 rely'a,

And still in strongest holds afraid. And did o'er num'rous foes prevail ;

46 Let the eternal Lord be prais'd, Nor lear'd, whilst he was on my side,

The rock on whose defence I rest! The best defended walls to scale. To highest heavens bis name be rais'd, 30 For God's design shall still succeed,

Who me with his salvation blest! His word will bear the litinost test;

47 "Tis God that still supports my right; He's a strong sleld to all that need, His just revenge my fues pursues ; And on his sure protection rest.

'Tis he, that, with resistless might, 31 Who then deserves be ador'd,

Fierce nations to my yoke subdues. But God, on whom my hopes depend ?

48 My universal safeguard he ! Or who, except the mighty Lord,

From whom my lasting honours flow; Can with resistless power defend ?

He made me great, and set me free

From my remorseless bloody foe.

49 Therefore, to celebrate his fame, 32, 33 "Tis God that girds my armour My grateful voice to heaven I'll raise;

And all my just designs fulls; [on, And nations, strangers to his name, Through him my feet can swiftly run, Shall thus be tanght to sing his praise

And nimbly climb the steepest hills. 50 “God to his king deliv'rance sends; 34 Lessons of war from him I take, " Shows his anointed signal grace;

And manly weapons learn to wiel; * His mercy evermore extends Strong bows of steel with ease 1 break, * To David and his promis'd race." Forc'd by my stronger arms to yield.

PSALM XIX 35 The buckler of his saving health

THE heavens declare thy glory, Lord,
Protects me from assaulting foes;
His hand sustains me still; my wealth The firmament and stars express

And greatness from his bounty flows. Their great Creator's skill.
36 My gomys he enlarg 'd abroad, 2 The dawn of each returning day

Till then to narrow paths confin'd; Fresh Leams of knowledge brings, And, when in slippery ways I trod. And from the dark retums of night

The method of my steps design u. Divine instruction springs. 37 Through him I num'rous hosts refeat, 3 Their powerful language to no realm And Aying squadrons captive take;

Or region is contin'd; Nor from any fierce pursuit retreal,

"Tis nature's voice, and understood Till I a final conquest make.

Alike by all mankind. 39 Cover'd with wounds, in vain they try

4 Their doctrine does its sacred sense Their vanquish'd heads again to rear; Through earth's extent display; Spite of their boasted strength, they lie Whose bright contents the circling sun

Beneath my feet, and grovel there. Does round the world convey. 39 God, when fresh armies take the field, 5 No bridegroom on his nuptial day Recruits my strength, my courage Hus such a cheerful face; warms;

No giant does like him rejoice
He makes my strong opposers yield,

To run his glorious race.
Sublued by my prevailing arms.

6 From east to west, from west to cast, 40 Through him the necks of prostrate

His restless course he goes ; foes

And, through his progress, cheerful light My conqu'ring feet in triumph press; And vital warmth bestows. Aided by him. I root out those

PART II Who hate and envy my success. 7 God's perfect law converts the soul; 41 With loud complaints all friends they Reclaims from false desires;

With sacred wisdom his sure word
But none was able to defend;

The ignorant inspires.
At length to God for help they cry'd; 8 The statutes of the Lord are just,

But God would no assistance lend. And bring sincere delight 42 Like flying dust, which winds pursue, His pure coinmands in search of truth Their broken troops I scatter'd round; Assist the feeblest sight.

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9 His perfect worship here is fix'd, A crown of gold thou mad'st him west, On sure fonndations laid;

And sett'st it firmly on. His equal laws are in the scales

4 He pray'd for life and thou. O Lord, Of truth and justice weigh'd;

Didst to his prayer attend, 10 of more esteem than golden mines, And graciously to him afford Or gold refu'd with skill;

A life that ne'er shall end More sweet than honey, or the drops 5 Thy sute delence through nations round That from the comb distil.

Has spread his glorious name; 11 My trusty counsellors they are, And his sucressful actions crown'd And friendly warnings give;

With wajesty and fame Divine rewards attend on these

6 Eternal blessings thou bestow'st, Who by thy precepis live

And nak'st bis joys increase : 12 But what frail man observes how oft Whilst thou to him unclouded sirow'st He does from virtue fall ?

The brightness of thy face.
O cleanse me from my secret faults,
Thou God that know's them all!

PART 11.
13 Lei no presumptuous sin, O Lord, 7 Because the king on God alone
Dominion have o'er me ;

For timely aid relies,
That, by thy grace preservd I may His mercy still suports his throne,
The great transgression fee.

And all his wants supplies 14 So Shall my prayer and praises be 8 But, righteous Lord, thy stubborn focs With thy acrejtance blest;

Shall feel thy heart hand; And I secure on thy delence,

Thy vengerul arm shall find out those My strength and Saviour, rest. ihat hate thy mild command PSALM XX

9 When thou against them dost engage THE Lord to thy request atterd,

Thy just but dreadful doom

Shall, like a glowing oven's rage, The name of Jacob's God defend,

Their hopes and them consume And grant thy arms sucess:

10 Nor shall thy furious anger cease 2 To aid thee from on high repair,

Or with their ruin end; And strength from Sion give;

But root out all their guilty race, 3 Remember all thy offerings there, And to their seed extend Thy sacrifice receive

11 For all their thoughts were set on ill, 4 To compass thy own heart's desire, Their hearts on malice bent; Thy counsels still direct;

But thou with watchful care didst still Make kindly all eveats conspire

The ill effects prevent. To bring them to ettect.

12 While they their swift retreat shall 5 To thy salvation, Lord, for aid

To 'scape thy dreadfui miglit. (make We cheerfully repair.

Thy skifter arrow's shailo'eitake. With Famers in thy name display'd ; Anil gall them in their flight The Lord accept thy prayer

13 Thus, Lord, thy wondrous strength 6 Our hopes are fix'd, that now the Lord, And thus exalt thy fame : (disclose, Our sov'reign will defend ;

Whilst we glad songs of praise composé From heaven resistless a id afford,

To thy Amiglity name And to his prayer attend

PSALM XXII 7 Some rust in steeds for war design'd; On hariots some rely

Y God, my God, why leav'st thon Against them all we'll call to mind The power of God most high

O! why so far from me renovd, 8 But from their steeds and chariots And from my loud complaint ? thrown,

2 All day, but all the day unheard, Behold them through the plain,

To thee do I complain, Disorvler'd, bruke, and trampled down, With cries implore relief all night, Wivilst firm our troops remain.


cry all night it rain 9 Still save us, Lord, and still proceed 3 Yet thou art still the righteous Judge Our rightful cause to bless;

of innocence oppressid: Henr, Kingo heaven, in times of need, And therefore Israel's praises are The prayers that we address

of right to thee address d. PSALM XX1

4, 5 On thee our ancestors rely'd, THE king: Lord, with songs of And thy deliv 'rance found;

confidence they pray'd! Shall in thy strength rejoice ;

And with success were crown'd With thy salvation crown'd, shall raise 6 But

I am treated lika sorm; To heaven his cheerful voice.

Like none of human birth; 2 For thou whate'er his lips request, Not only by the Not only dost impart



But made the rabble's mirth.
But hast, with thy acceplance, blest 7 With laughter all the gazing crowd
The wishes of his heart

My agonies survey
Thy goodness and thy tender care They shoot the lip, they shake the head,
Have all his hopes outgone;

And thus deriding say:



8 * In God he trusted, boasting oft

PART IV. " That he was heaven's delight;

25 Thus, in thy sacred courts, will I "Let God come down to save him now,

My cheerful thanks express; “ And own his favourite."

In presence of thy saints perforın
PART 11.

The vows of my distress 9 Thou mad'st my teeming «nother's 26 The meek companions of my grief A living offspring bear; [womb

Shall find my table spread; When but a suckling at the breast,

And all that seek the Lord shall be I was thy early care.

With joys immortal ted. 10 Thou, guardian-like, didst shield

27 Then shall the glad converted world from wrongs

To God their homage pay; My helpless infant days ;

And scatter'd nations of the earth And since hast been my God, and guide, One sov'reign Lord obey

Through life's bewilder'd ways. 28 "Tis his supreme prerogative 11 Withdraw not then so far from me, O'er subject kings to reign; When trouble is so nigh;

'Tis just that he should rule the world, O send me help! thy help, on which Who does the world sustain I only can rely

29 The rich, who are with plenty fed, 12 High-pamper'd bulls, a frowning His bounty must confess; From Basan's forest inet, [herd

The sons of want, by him reliev'd, With strength proportion'd to their rage, Their gen'rous Patron bless.

With humble worship to his throne 13 They gape on me, and every mouth

They all for aid resort A yawning grave appears ;

That power, which first their beings The desert lion's savage roar

Can only them support. Less dreadful is than theirs.

[gare, 30, 31 Then shall a chosen spotless race, PART 1

Devoted to his name, 14 My blood like water's spill'd, my

To their admiring heirs his truth,
Are rack'd and out of frame; joints

And glorious acts, proclaim.
My heart dissolves within my breast,
Like was before the fame.

PSALM XXIII 15 My strength, like potter's earth, is

THE Lord himself, the mighty Lord, parcha; My tongue cleaves to my jaws;

The Shepherd, by whose constant care And to the silent shades of leath

My wants are all supply'd My fainting soul withdraws.

2 In tender grass he makes me feed, 16 Like blood-hounds, to surround me,

And gently there repose; they

Then leads me to cool shades, and where In pack'd assemblies meet

Refreshing water Hows. They pierc'd my inoffensive bands ; 3 He does my wand'ring, soul reclaim,

They pierc'd my harmless feet. 17 My body's rack'd, till all my bones

Instruct with humble real to walk Distinctly may be old;

In his most righteous ways. Yet such a spectacle of woe

4 ! pass the gloomy vale of death, As pastime they behold.

Fron fear and danger free ;

For there his aiding rod and staff 18 As spoil, my garments they divide,

Defend and comfort me Lots for my vesture cast; 19 Therefore approach, O Lord, my

5 In presence of my spiteful foes

He does my table spread; strength, And to my succour haste.

He crowns my cup with cheerful wine, 20 From their sharp swords protect thou

With oil anoints my head Of all but life bereft;


6 Since God doth thus his wondrous love Nor let my darling in the power

Through all my life extend, Of cruel dogs be left

That life to him I will devote, 21 To save me from the lion's jaw's,

And in his temple spend. Thy present succour send;

PSALM XXIV. As once, from goring unicorns,

| THE spacious earth is all the Lord's, Thou didst my life defend. 22 Then to iny brethren 1'11 declare The world, and they that dwell therein, The triumpbs of thy name;

By sov'reign right are his. In presence of assembled saints

2 He fram'd and fix'l it on the seas. Thy glory thus proclaim.

And his Almighty hand, 23 Ye worshippers of Jacob's God, Upon inconstant foods, has made « All you of Israel's line.

The stable fabric stand "O praise the Lord, and to your praise 3 But for himself, this Lord of al "Sincere obedience join

One chosen seat designd; 24 * He ne'er disdaind on low distress

O! who shall to that sacred hill " To casts gracious eye;

Deserv'd admittance find ? (pure, # Nor turn'd from poverty his face, 4 The man, whose hands and heart are But hears its humble cry."

Whose thoughts froin pride are free:

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