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10 Submit to God's Almighty sway ;
And earth her Sov'reign Lord confess;
And with triumphant voices sing;
Of God th' universal King,
And with success our battles fight;
The pride of Jacob his delight.
With shouts of joy, and trumpets' sound,
And let the cheerful song rebound.
For him who all the world commands,
And spreads his sway o'er heathen lands, 9 Our chiefs and tribes that far from hence
To serve the God of Abr’am came, Found him their constant sure defence How great and glorious is his Name!
His sacred throne is rais'd.
With beauteous prospect rise ;
Imperial city lies.
His presence is her guard :
And of success despair'd.
With grief and terror struck ;
Of travail had o'ertook.
THE Lord, the only God, is great,
7 No wretched crew of mariners
Appear like them forlorn, When fleets from Tarshish's wealthy coasts
By eastern winds are torn.
A work that was foretold,
His city will uphold.
Did we, O God, confide ;
In which thou dost reside.
Thy praise through earth extends ;
Chastises or defends.
Her daughters all be taught
Who this deliv’rance wrought.
Your eyes quite round her cast;
You find one stone displac'd. 13 Her forts and palaces survey ;
Observe their order well ;
His wonders you may tell.
Whilst we in him confide ;
With joint consent give ear.
Shall good advice impart;
Digested in my heart.
I will my ear incline ;
Dark words of deep design.
1, 2 LET all the list’ning world attend,
5 Why should my courage fail in times
Of danger and of doubt,
Have compass'd me about?
In heaps of treasure place,
Their ill-got wealth increase, 7 Are yet unable from the grave
Their dearest friend to free ;
Th' Almighty Lord's decree.
The price is held too high ;
That man should never die.
Nor fools their folly save ;
Their wealth to others leave.
Shall ne'er to ruin fall,
Which by their names they call; 12 Yet shall their fame be soon forgot,
How great soe'er their state ; With heasts their memory, and they Shall share one common fate.
Absurd conclusions make!
Repeat the gross mistake.
The prey of death are made :
Within the grave shall fade.
And from the greedy grave
And to himself receive.
In envy'd wealth abound;.
With state and honour crown'da
17 For when they're summon'd hence by death,
They leave all this behind ;
Within the grave they find :
Caught in the flatt'rer's snare,
And prais'd their worldly care.
And when, like them, they die,
In endless darkness lie.
Unless he's truly wise,
Hath sent his summons all abroad,
Where beauty in perfection shines.
But wasting flames before him send :
His just tribunal to attend.
That in my lasting covenant live,
For God himself shall sentence give.-
My sacred aitar did supply.
Nor he-goat from thy fold accept ::
'10 The forest beasts, that range along, The cattle too, are all my own,
That on a thousand hills are kept. ll I know the fowls, that build their nests In craggy rocks ; and savage beasts,
That loosely haunt the open fields ; 12 If seiz'd with hunger I could be, I need not seek relief from thee,
Since the world's mine, and all it yields. 13 Think'st thou that I have any need On slaughter'd bulls and goats to feed,
To eat their flesh and drink their blood ? 14 The sacrifices I require, Are hearts which love and zeal inspire,
And vows with strictest care made good. 15 In time of trouble call on me, And I will set thee safe and free ;
And thou returns of love shalt make. 16 But to the wicked thus saith God : How dar'st thou teach my laws abroad,
Or in thy mouth my cov’nant take? 17 For stubborn thou confirm'd in sin,
Hast proof against instruction been,
And of my word didst lightly speak « 18 When thou a subtle thief didst see, Thou gladly with him didst agree,
And with adult'rers didst partake. 19 Vile slander is thy chief delight; Thy tongue, by envy mov'd, and spite,
Deceitful tales does hourly spread : 20 Thou dost with hateful scandals wound Thy brother, and with lies confound
The offspring of thy mother's bed. 21 These things didst thou, whom still I strove To gain with silence and with love,
Till thou didst wickedly surmise,
And set thy sins before thine eyes.
Whilst none shall dare rour cause to own: 23 Who praises me, due honour gives ; . And to the man that justly lives
My strong salvation shall be shown.