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10 Submit to God's Almighty sway ;
For him the heathen shall obey,

And earth her Sov'reign Lord confess;
11 The God of hosts conducts our arms,
Our tow'r of refuge in alarms,
As to our fathers in distress.

ALL ye people clap your hands,

And with triumphant voices sing;
No force the mighty pow'r withstands

Of God th' universal King,
3, 4 He shall opposing nations quell,

And with success our battles fight;
Shall fix the place where we must dwell,

The pride of Jacob his delight.
5, 6 God is gone up, our Lord and King,

With shouts of joy, and trumpets' sound,
To him repeated praises sing,

And let the cheerful song rebound.
7, 8 Your utmost skill in praise be shown,

For him who all the world commands,
Who sits upon his righteous throne,

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!


In Sion, on whose happy mount,

His sacred throne is rais'd.
2 Her tow’rs, the joy of all the earth,

With beauteous prospect rise ;
On her north side th' Almighty King's

Imperial city lies.
3 God in her palaces is known ;

His presence is her guard :
4 Conféd’rate kings withdrew their siege,

And of success despair'd.
-5 They view'd her walls, admir'd, and fled,

With grief and terror struck ;
6 Like women, whom the sudden pangs

Of travail had o'ertook.

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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.
8 In Sion we have seen perform'd

A work that was foretold,
In pledge that God, for times to come,

His city will uphold.
9 Not in our fortresses and walls

Did we, O God, confide ;
But on the temple fix'd our hopes,

In which thou dost reside.
10 According to thy sov'reign Name,

Thy praise through earth extends ;
Thy pow'rful arm, as justice guides,

Chastises or defends.
11 Let Sion's mount with joy resound ;

Her daughters all be taught
In songs his judgments to extol,

Who this deliv’rance wrought.
12 Compass her walls in solemn pomp ;

Your eyes quite round her cast;
Count all her tow'rs, and see if there

You find one stone displac'd. 13 Her forts and palaces survey ;

Observe their order well ;
That, with assurance, to your heirs

His wonders you may tell.
14 This God is ours, and will be ours,

Whilst we in him confide ;
Who, as he has presery'd us now,
Till death will be our guide.

Let high and low, and rich and poor,

With joint consent give ear.
3 My mouth with sacred wisdom fillid,

Shall good advice impart;
The sound result of prudent thoughts,

Digested in my heart.
4 To parables of weighty sense

I will my ear incline ;
Whilst to my tuneful harp I sing

Dark words of deep design.

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1, 2 LET all the list’ning world attend,

5 Why should my courage fail in times

Of danger and of doubt,
When sinners, that would me supplant,

Have compass'd me about?
6 Those men that all their hope and trust

In heaps of treasure place,
And boast in triumph when they see

Their ill-got wealth increase, 7 Are yet unable from the grave

Their dearest friend to free ;
Nor can, by force of bribes, reverse

Th' Almighty Lord's decree.
8, 9 Their vain endeavours they must quit;

The price is held too high ;
No sums can purchase such a grant,

That man should never die.
10 Not wisdom can the wise exempt,

Nor fools their folly save ;
But both must perish, and in death

Their wealth to others leave.
11 For though they think their stately seats.

Shall ne'er to ruin fall,
But their remembrance last in lands

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.

13 How great their folly is, who thus

Absurd conclusions make!
And yet their children, unreclaim'd,

Repeat the gross mistake.
14 They all, like sheep to slaughter led;..

The prey of death are made :
Their beauty, while the just rejoice,

Within the grave shall fade.
15 But God will yet redeem my soul ;

And from the greedy grave
His greater pow'r shall set me free,

And to himself receive.
16 Then fear not thou, when worldly mèn.

In envy'd wealth abound;.
Nor though their prosp'rous house increase:

With state and honour crown'da

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17 For when they're summon'd hence by death,

They leave all this behind ;
No shadow of their former pomp

Within the grave they find :
18 And yet they thought their state was blest,

Caught in the flatt'rer's snare,
Who witb their vanity comply'd,

And prais'd their worldly care.
19 In their forefather's steps they tread;

And when, like them, they die,
Their wretched ancestors and they

In endless darkness lie.
20 For man, how great soe'er his state,

Unless he's truly wise,
As like a sensual beast he lives,
So like a beast he dies.

THE Lord hath spoke, the mighty God

Hath sent his summons all abroad,
From dawning light, till day declines :
The list’ning earth his voice hath heard,
And he from Sion hath appear'd,

Where beauty in perfection shines.
3, 4 Our God shall come, and keep no more
Misconstru'd silence, as before ;

But wasting flames before him send :
Around shall tempests fiercely rage,
Whilst he does heav'n and earth engage

His just tribunal to attend.
5, 6 Assemble all my saints to me,
(Tkus runs the great divine decree)

That in my lasting covenant live,
And ofl'rings bring with constant care :
The heav'ns his justice shall declare;

For God himself shall sentence give.-
7, 8 Attend, my people ; Israel, hear;
Thy sưrong accuser l'll appear;
Thy God, thy only God, am I;

'Tis not of off'rings I complain,
Which, daily in my temple slain,

My sacred aitar did supply.
9 Will this alone atonement make?
No bullock from thy stall I'll take,

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,
That I was such a one as thou ;
But I'll reprove and shame thee now,

And set thy sins before thine eyes.
22 Mark this, ye wicked fools, lest I
Let all my bolts of vengeance fly,

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.

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