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And with a proud blaspheining mouth, 19 He left the beauteous realms of light, Both God and man deiy.

Whilst heaven bow'd down its awful 11 Well may

ay boasi, for they have head

Beneath his feet substantial night
My paths encompass'u round;

Was like a sable carpet spread. Their eyes at watch, ibeir bodies bow'd, 10 The chariot of the King of kings, And couching on the ground;

Which active troops of angels drew, 12 In posture of a lion set,

On a strong tempest's rapid wings,
When greedy of bis prey;

With most amazing swiftness flew. Or a young lion, when he iurks

11, 12 Black watery mists and clouds Within a covert way.

cor.spird, 13 Arise, O Lord, defeat their plots, With thickest shades his face to veil; Their swelling rage control;.

But at his brightness soon retir'd, From wicked men, who are thy sword, And fell in showers of fire and hail. Deliver thou my soul :

13 Through heaven's wide arch a thun14 From wordly men, thy sharpest d'ring peal scourge,

God's angry voice did loudly roar; Whose portion's here below;

While earth's sad face with heaps of hail Who, fill'd with earth y stores, aspire

And flakes of fire was cover'd o'er. No other bliss to know.

14 His sharpen'u arrows round he threw, 15 Their race is num'rous, that partake Which made his scatter'd foes retreat;

Their substance while they live; Like darts his nimble lightnings flew, Their heirs survive, to whom they may And quickly finish'd their defeat. The vast remainder give.

15 The deep its secret stores disclos'd, 16 But I, in uprightness, thy face

The world's foundation naked lay; Shall view without control;

By his avenging wrath expos'd, And, waking, shall its image find Which fiercely rag'd that dreadful day. Reflected in my soul.


16 The Lord did on my side engage; PSALM XVIII.

From heaven, his throne, my cause To change of time shail ever shock

upheld; My firm affection, Lord, to thee; And snatch'd me from the furious rage For thou hast always been my rock, Of threat'ning waves, that proudly A fortress and defence to me.

swell’d. Thou, my delivrer art, my God; 17 God his resistless power employ'd

My trust is in thy mighty power; My strongest foes' attempts to break; Thou art my shield from foes abroad, Who else with ease had soon destroy'd

At hoine iny safeguard and my tower. The weak defence that I could make. 3 To thee I will address my prayer, 18 Their subtle rage had near prevail'd,

To whom all praise we justly owe; When I distress'd and friendless lay; So shall 1, by thy watchful care, But still, when other succours fail'd,

Be guarded from my treach'rous foe. God was my firm support and stay. 4, 5 By floods of wicked men distress’d, 19 From dangers that enclos'd me round,

With seas of sorrow compass'd round, He brought me forth and set me free; With dire infernal pangs oppressid, For some just cause his goodness found,

In death's unwieldy fetters bound; That mov'd him to delight in me. 6 To heaven I made my mournful 20 Because in me no guilt remains, prayer,

God does his gracious help extend; To God address'd my humble moan; My hands are free from bloody stains; Who graciously inclined his ear, Therefore the Lord is still my friend. And heard me from bis lofty throne. 21, 22 For I his judgments keep in sight PART II.

In his just paths I always trod;

I never did his statutes slight,
When God arose my part to take, Nor loosely wander'd from my God.
The conscious earth was struck with 23, 24 But still my soul, sincere and

pure, The hills did at his presence shake, Did even from darling sins refrain;

Nor could his dreadful fury bear. His favours therefore yet endure, 8 Thick clouds of smoke dispers'd Because my heart and hands are clean. abroad,

PART IV. Ensigns of wrath before him came; 25, 26 Thou suit'st, O Lord, thy righte Devouring fire around him glow'd,

ous ways That coals were kindled at its flame. To various paths of hwnan-kind;

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They who for mercy merit praise, 142

Like flying dust, which winds pursue, With thee shall wondrous mercy find. Their broken troups I scatter'd round; Thou to the just shalt justice show; Their slaughter'd bodies forth I threw, The pure thy purity shall see:

Like loathsome dirt, that clogs the Such as perversely choose to go,

ground. Shall meet with due returns from thee. 27, 28 That he the humble soul will save,

PART VI. And crush the haughty's boasted 43 Our factious tribes, at strife till now, might,

By God's appointment me obey; In me the Lord an instance gave,

The heathen to my sceptre bow, Whose darkness he has turn'd to light. And foreign nations own my sway. 29 On his tirm succour I rely'd,

44 Remotest realms their homage sena, And did o'er mum'rous foes prevail; When my successful name they hear; Nor fear'd, whilst he was on my side, Strangers for my commands attend,

The best defended walls to scale. Charm'd with respect, or aw'd by fear. 50 For God's design shall still succeed, 45 All 10 my summons tamely yield,

His word will bear the utmost test; Or soon in battle are dismay'd; He's a strong shield to all that need, For stronger holds they quit the field,

And on his sure protection rest. And still in strongest holds afraid. 31 Who then deserves to be ador'd, 46 Let the eternal Lord be prais'd,

But God, on whom my hopes depend? The rock on whose defence I rest! Or who, except the mighty Lord, To highest heavens his name be rais'd, | Can with resistless power defend? Who me with his salvation blest! PART V.

47 'Tis God that still supports my right 32, 33 'Tis God that girds my armour on, His just revenge my foes pursues;

And all my just designs fulfils; 'Tis he, that,-with resistless might, Through him my feet can swiftly run, Fierce nations to my yoke subdues.

And nimbly climb the steepest hills. 48 My universal safeguard he! 64 Lessons of war from him I take, From whom my lasting honours flow;

And manly weapons learn to wield; He made me great, and set me free trong bows of steel with ease I break, From my remorseless bloody foe. Forc'd by my stronger arms to yield. 49 Therefore, to celebrate his fame, 65 The buckler of his saving health My grateful voice to heaven I'll raiser

Protects me from assaulting foes; And nations, strangers to his name,
His hand sustains me still; my wealth Shall thus be taught to sing his praise :

And greatness from his bounty flows. 50 God to his king deliv'rance sends; 36 My goings he enlarged abroad,

Shows his anointed signal grace ; Till then to narrow paths confined; His mercy evermore extends And, when in slipp'ry ways I trod, "To David and his promised race.' The method of my steps design'd.

PSALM XIX. 67 Through him I num'rous hosts defeat, Nor from my

And fying squadrons captive take; Theavens declare athy Flory, Lord, Till I a final conquest make.

The firmament and stars express 33 Cover'd with wounds, in vain they try

Their great Creator's skill.
Their vanquish'd heads again to rear; 2 The dawn of each returning day
Spite of their boasted strength, they lie

Fresh beams of knowledge brings; Beneath my feet, and grovel there.

And from the dark returns of night 39 God, when fresh armies take the field, Divine instruction springs. Recruits my strength, my courage 3 Their pow'rful language to no realm warms;

Or region is confin'd;
He makes my strong opposers yield, 'Tis nature's voice, and understood

Subdu'd by my prevailing arms. Alike by all mankind. 40 Through him the necks of prostrate 4 Their doctrine does its sacred sense foes

Through earth's extent display; My conq'ring feet in triumph press;

Whose bright contents the circling sun Aided by him, I root out those

Does round the world convey. Who hate and envy my success. 5 No bridegroom on his nuptial day 41 With loud complaints all friends they Has such a cheerful face;. try'd;

No giant does like him rejoice But none was able to defend;

To run his glorious race. At length to God for help they cry'd; 6 From east to west, from west to east,

But God would no assistance lend. His restless course he goes i


And, through his progress, cheerful light 18 But from their steeds and chariots And vital warmth bestows.


Behold them through the plain,

Disorder'd, broke, and trampled down, 7 God's perfect law converts the soul; Whilst firm our troops remain. Reclaims from false desires;

9 Still save us, Lord, and still proceed With sacred wisdom his sure word Our rightful cause to bless; The ignorant inspires.

Hear, King of heaven, in times of need, 8 The statutes of the Lord are just, The prayers that we address. And bring sincere delight;

His pure commands in search of truth
Assist the feeblest sight.

of 9 His perfect worship here is fix'd,

Shall in thy strength rejoice;
On sure foundations laid;

With thy salvation crown'd, shall raise His equal laws are in the scales

To heaven his cheerful voice.
Of truth and justice weigh'd;

2 For thou, whatc'er his lips request, 10 Of more esteem than golden mines,

Not only dost impart;
Or gold refined with skill;

But hast, with thy acceptance, blest More sweet than honey, or the drops

The wishes of his heart.
That from the comb distil.

3 Thy goodness and thy tender care 11 My trusty counsellors they are,

Have all his hopes outgone;
And friendly warnings give;

A crown of gold thou mad'st him wear, Divine rewards attend on those

And sett'st it firmly on.
Who by thy precepts live.

4 He pray'd for life; and thou, O Lord, 12 But what frail man observes how oft Did'st to his prayer attend, He does from virtue fall?

And graciously

to him afford O cleanse me from my secret faults,

A life that ne'er shall end. Thou God that know'st them all? 15 Thy sure defence through nations 13 Let no presumptuous sin, O Lord,

round Dominion have o'er me;

Has spread his glorious name;

And his successful actions crown'd * That, by thy grace preserv’d, I may The great transgression flee.

With majesty and fame. 14 So shall ny prayer and praises be

6 Eternal blessings thou bestow'st, With thy acceptance blest;

And mak'st his joys increase; And I secure on thy defence,

Whilst thou to him unclouded show'st My strength and Saviour, rest.

The brightness of thy face.


7 Because the king on God alone

For timely aid relies;
And hear thee in distress;

His mercy still supports his throne,
The name of Jacob's God defend, And all his wants supplies.
And grant thy arms success :

8. But, righteous Lord, thy stubborn foes 2 To aid thee from on high repair, Shall feel thy heavy hand;

And strength from Sion give; Thy vengeful arm shall find out those 3 Remember all thy off'rings there, That hate thy mild command. Thy sacrifice receive:

9 When thou against them dost engage, 4 To compass thy own heart's desire, Thy just but dreadful doom Thy counsels still direct;

Shall, like a glowing oven's rage,
Make kindly all events conspire

Their hopes and them consume.
To bring them to effect.

10 Nor shall thy furiors anger cease, 5 To thy salvation, Lord, for aid

Or with their ruin end;
We cheerfully repair,

But root out all their guilty race,
With banners in thy name display'd; And to their seed extend.

• The Lord accept thy prayer. 11 For all their thoughts were set on ill, 6 Our hopes are fix'd, that now the Lord Their hearts on malice bent; Our sov'reign will defend;

But thou with watchful care didst still From heaven resistless aid afford, The ill effects prevent. And to his prayer attend.

12 While they their swift retreat shall 7 Some trust in steeds for war design'd; make, On chariots some rely;

To 'scape thy dreadful might, Against them all we'll call to mind Thy swifter arrows shall o'ertake, The power of God most high.

And gall them in their flight.

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13 Thus, Lord, thy wondrous strength, My heart dissolves within my breasta disclose,

Like wax before the flame. And thus exalt thy fame;

15 My strength, like potter's earth, Whilst we glad songs of praise compose perch'd; To thy Almighty name.

My tongue cleaves to my jaws;

And to tlie silent shades of death

My fainting soul withdraws. M'God, my God, why lear’st thou me

16 Like blood-bounds, to surround me O! why so far from me remov'd,

they And from my loud complaint?'

In pack'd assemblies meet : 2 All day, but all the day unheard, They pierc'd my inoffensive hands; To thee do I complain;

They pierc'd my harmless feet. With cries implore relief all night, 17 My body's rack'd, till all my bones But cry all night in vain.

Distinctly may be told; 3 Yet thou art still the righteous Judge Yet such a spectacle of woe Of innocence oppressid;

As pastime they behold. And therefore Israel's praises are 18 As spoil, my garinents they divide, Of right to thee address'd.

Lots for my vesture cast; the 5 On thee our ancestors rely'd, 19 Therefore approach, Ó Lord, my And thy deliv'rance found;

strength, With pious confidence they pray'd, And to my succour haste.

And with success were crown'd. 20 From their sharp swords protect thou G But I am treated like a worm;

me, Like none of human birth;

Of all but life bereft; Not only by the great revil'd,

Nor let my darling in the power But made the rabble's mirth.

Of cruel dogs be left. 7 With laughter all the gazing crowd 21 To save me from the lion's jaws, My agonies sirvey;

Thy present succour send; They shoot the lip, they shake the head, As once, from goring unicorns, And thus deriding say:

Thou didst my life defend. 8° In God he trusted, boasting oft 22 Then to my brethren I'll declare • That he was heaven's delight;

The triumphs of thy name;
"Let God come down to save him now, In presence of assembled saints
"And own his favourite.'

Thy glory thus proclaim:

23 Ye worshippers of Jacob's God, 9 Thou mad'st my teeming mother's All you of Israel's line, womb

* O praise the Lord, and to your praise A living offspring bear;

Sincere obedience join. When but a suckling at the breast, 24 He ne'er disdain'd on low distrem I was thy early care.

• To cast a gracious eye; 10 Thou, guardian-like, didst shield Nor turn'd from poverty his face, from wrongs

• But hears its humble cry. My helpless infant days;

And since hast been my God, and guide, 25 Thus, in thy sacred courts, wil I

Through life's bewilderd ways. My cheerful thanks express;
11 Withdraw not then so far from me, In presence of thy saints perform
When trouble is so nigh;

The vows of my distress.
O send me help! thy help, on which 26 The meek companions of my grief
I only can rely:

Shall find my table spread; 12 High-pamper'd bulls, a frowning And all that seek the Lord shall be herd,

With joys immortal fed. From Basan's forest met,

27 Then shall the glad converted world With strength proportion'd to their

To God their homage pay ; rage,

And scatter'd nations of the earth Have me around beset.

One sov'reign Lord obey. 13 They gape on me, and every mouth 23 'Tis his supreme prerogative A yawning grave appears;

O'er subject kings to reign; The desert lion's savage roar

'Tis just that he should rule the world, Less dreadful is than theirs.

Who does the world sustain.

29 The rich, who are with plenty rede' 14 My blood like water's spilld, any His bounty must confess; joints

The sons of want, by him relievidly Are rack'd and out of framar

Their gen'rous Patron bless

the po

With humble worship to his throne | The King of Glory: see! he comes
They all for aid resort;

With his celestial train.
That pow'r, which first their beings : Who is the King of Glory? who?

The Lord, for strength renown'd; Can only them support.

In battle mighty ; o'er his foes
30, 31 Then shall a chosen spotless race,

Eternal victor crown'd.
Devoted to his name,

9 Erect your heads, ye gates; unfold To their admiring heirs his truth,

In state to entertain
And glorious acts, proclaim.

The King of Glory: see! he comes

With all his shining train.

10 Who is the King of Glory? who? THEOrd himself, the mighty Lord,

The Lord of hosts renowri'd;
The Shepberd, by whose constant care

Of glory he alone is King,

Who is with glory crown'd.
My wants are all supply'd.
2 In tender grass he makes me feed,

And gently there repose;

10 God, in whom I trust,
Then leads me to cool shades, and where

Refreshing water fows.

0! let me not be put to shame,
3 He does my wand'ring soul reclaim, Nor let my foes rejoice.
And, to his endless praise,

3 Those who on thee rely,
Instruct with humble zeal to walk Let no disgrace attend;
In his most righteous ways.

Be that the shameful lot of such
4 I pass the gloomy vale of death, As wilfully offend.

From fear and danger free; 4,5 To me thy truth impart,
For there his aiding rod and staff

And lead me in thy way;
Defend and comfort me.

For thou art he that brings me help; 5 In presence of my spiteful foes

On thee I wait all day.
He does my table spread;

6 Thy mercies, and thy love,
He crowns my cup with cheerful wine, O Lord, recall to mind :
With oil anoints my head.

And graciously continue still, 6 Since God doth thus his wondrous love As thou wert ever, kind. Through all my life extend,

7 Let all my youthful crimes
That life to him I will devote,

Be blotted out by thee;
And in his temple spend.

And for thy wondrous goodness' sake,

In mercy think on me.
THE spacious earth is all the Lord's,

8 His mercy, and his truth,

The righteous Lord displays,

In bringing wand'ring sinners home,
The world, and they that dwell therein,

And teaching them big ways.
By Sov'reign right are his.

9 He those in justice guides,
2 He fram'd and fix'd it on seas;

Who his direction seek;
And his Almighty hand,

And in his sacred paths shall lead
Upon inconstant floods, has made

The humble and the meek.
The stable fabric stand.

10 Through all the ways of God
3 But for himself, this Lord of all

Both truth and mercy shine,
One chosen seat design'd;

To such as, with religious hearts, 0! who shall to that sacred hill

To his blest will incline.
Desery'd admittance find ?
4 The man, whose bands and heart are


11 Since mercy is the grace, Whose thoughts from pride are free; That most exalts thy fame, Who honest poverty prefers

Forgive my heinous sin, O Lord,
To gainful perjury.

And so advance thy name.
5 This, this is he on whom the Lord 12_Whoe'er, with humble fear,
Shall show'r his blessings down,

To God his duty pays,
Whom God, his Saviour, shall vouchsafe Shall find the Lord a faithful guide,
With righteousness to crown.

In all his righteous ways.
& Such is the race of saints, by whom 13 His quiet soul with peace
The sacred courts are trod;

Shall be for ever bless'd;
And such the proselytes that seek And by his mum'rous race the land
The face of Jacob's God.

Successively possess'd.
7 Erect your heads, eterval gates; 14 For God to all his saints
Unfold to entertain

His secret will imparts,

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