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, my cry
Lest they, encouraged by success,
PSALM 142. 10 bolder crimes aspire.
TO God, with mournful voice 9 Let first their chiefs the sad effects
in deep distress I pray'd ; of their injustice mourn;,
2 Made him the umpire of my causes The blast of their envenom'd breath
my wrongs before him laid. upon themselves return.
3 Thou didst my steps direct, 10 Let them who kindle first the flame, when my grieved soul despair'd; its sacrifice become;
For where I thought to walk secure, The pit they digg'd for me be made they had their traps prepared. their own untimely tomb.
4 I look’d, but found no friend 11 Though slander's breath may raise a to own me in distress; storm,
All refuge fail'd, no man vouchsafed it quickly will decay;
his pity or redress. Their rage does but the torrent swell, 5 To God at last I pray'd ;:. that bears themselves away.
Thou, Lord, my refuge art, 12 God will assert the poor man's cause, My portion in the land of life, and speedy succour give :
till life itself depart. The just shall celebrate his praise, 6 Reduced to greatest straits, and in his presence live.
to thee I make my moan;
O save me from oppressing foes,
for me too powerful grown.
17 That I may praise thy name, To there to Lord, my cries ascend,
my soul from prison bring ;
Whilst of thy kind regard to me And with accustom'd pity hear
assembled saints shall sing. the accents of my grief.
PSALM 143. 2 Instead of offerings, let my prayer like morning incense rise;
thy wonted audience lend; My lifted hand supply the place In thy accustom'd faith and truth of evening sacrifice.
a gracious answer send. 9 From lasty language curb my tongue, 2 Nor at thy strict tribunal bring and let a constant guard
thy servant to be trvid; Stiil keep the portal of my lips
For in thy sight no living man with wary silence barrd.
can e'er be justified. 4 From wicked men's designs and deeds 3 The spiteful foe pursues my life, my heart and hands restrain;
whose comforts all are fled ; Nor let me in the booty share
He drives me into caves as dark of their unrighteous gain.
as mansions of the dead 5 Let upright men reprove my fauits, 4 My spirit therefore is o'erwhelm', and I shall thirik them kind
and sinks within my breast; Like balm that heals a wounded head, My mournful heart grows desolate, I their reproof shall find;
with heavy woes opprest. And, in return, my fervent prayer 5 I call to mind the days of old, I shall for them address,
and wonders thou hast wroughts When they are tempted and recluced, My former dangers and escapes like me, to sore distress.
employ my musing thought. 6 When skulking in Engedi's rock, 6 To thee my hands in humble prayer I to their chief's appeal,
I fervently stretch out; It one reproachful word I spoke, My soul for thy refreshment thirsts, when I had power to kill.
like land oppress'd with drought. 7 Yet us they persecute to death; 7 Hear me with speed; my spirit fails ; our scatter'd ruins lie
thy face no longer hide, As thick as from the hewer's axe
Lest I become forlorn, like them the sever'd splinters fly:
that in the grave reside. 8 But, Lord, to thce I still direct 18 Thy kindness early let me hear, niy supplicating eyes;
whose trust on thee depends; O leave not destitute my soul,
Teach me the way where I sbould
ge whose trust on thee relies.
my soul to thee ascends. 9 Do thou preserve me from the snares 9 Do thou, O Lord, from all that wicked hands have laid ;
preserve and set me free; Let them w their own nets he caught,
A safe retreat against their rage while my escape is made.
my soni implores from thee
70 Thou art my God, thy righteous will 13 Our garners fil!'d with various store, instruct me to ohey;
shall us and ours with plenty feed; Let thy good spirit lead and keep Our sheep, increasing more and more. my soul in thy right way.
shall thousands and ten thousands breed. 11 Ó! for the sake of thy great name, 14 Strong shall our labouring oxen grow, revive my droopiny heart;
nor in their constant iabour faint; For thy truth's sake, to me distress'd, Whilst we no war vor slavery know, the promised aid impart.
and in our street: hear no complaint. 12 In pity to my sufferings, Lord, 15 Thrice happy is that people's case, reduce my foes to shame;
whcse various blessings this abound; Slay them that persecute a soul
Who God's true worship still embrace, devoted to thy name.
and are with his protection crown'd.
I and King, who does his needful aid impart, thy endless praise proclaim ; At once both strength and skill afford, This tribute darty I will bring, * to wield my arms with warlike art. and ever bless thy name. 2 His goodness is my fort and tower, 3 Thou, Lord, beyond compare art great,
my strong deliverance, and my shield; and highly to be praised; In Dim I trust whose matchless power Thy Majesty, with boundless height,
makes to my sway fierce nations yield. above our knowledge raised. S Lord, what's in man, that thou should’st 4 Renown'd for mighty acts, thy fame love
to future time extends; of him such tender care to take ? From age to age thy glorious name What in his offspring could thee move successively descends.
such great account of him to make? 5,6 Whilst I thy glory and renown, 4 The life of man does quickly fade, and wondrous works express,
his thoughts but empty are and vain, The world with me thy might shall own, His days are like a flying shade,
and thy great power confess. of whose short slay no signs remain. 7 The praise that to thy love belongs, 5 In solemn state, 6 God, descend, they shall with joy proclaim;
whilst heaven its lofty head inclines; Thy truth of all their grateful songs The smoking hills azunder rend,
shall be the constant theme. of thy approach the awful signs. 8 The Lord is good; fresh acts of 6 Discharge thy awful lightnings round, his pity still supplies;
and make thy scatter'd foes retreat; His anger moves with slowest pace, Then with thy pointed arrows wound, his willing mercy flies.
and their destruction soon complete. 9, 10 Thy love through earth extends its 7, 8 Do thou, O Lord, from heaven engage
fame, tby boundless power my foes to quell, to all thy works exprest ;, And snatch me from the stormy rage These show thy praise, whilst thy great
of threatening waves, that proudly swell. Fight thou against my foreign foes, is by thy servants hlest.
who utter speeches false and vain; 11 They, with a glorious prospect firel, Who, though in solemn leaguesthey close, shall of thy kingdom speak;
their sworn engagements ne'er maintain. And thy great power, by all admired, 9 So I to thee, 0 King of kings,
their lofty subject make. in new-made hynns my voice shall raise, 12 God's glorious works of ancient date And instruments of many strings
shall thus to all be known; shall help me thus to sing thy praise: And thus his kingdom's royal state 10 « God does to kings his aid'afford, with public splendour shown.
u to them his sure salvation sends; 13 His steadfast throne, from changes free, « Tis be that from the murdering sword shall stand for ever fast;
“his servant David still defends." IIis boundless sway ro end shall see, 11 Fight thou against my foreign foes, but time itself outlast. wbc utter speeches false and vain;
PART II. Who, though in selemn leagues they close, 14, 15 The Lord does them support that fati,
their sworn engagements ne'er maintain. and makes the prostrate rise; 12 Then our young sons like trees shall grow, For his kind aid all creatures call,
well planted in some fruitful place; who timely food supplies. Our daughters shall like pillars show, 16 Whate'er their various wants require,
daigo'd some royal court lo grace. with open hand he gives;
And so fulfils the just desire
Bring back his people, though dispersed of every thing that lives.
through all the nations round. 17, 18 How holy is the Lord, how just, 3, 4 He kindly heals the broken hearth, how righteous all his ways !
and all their wounds does close; How nigh to him, who with firm trust He tells the number of the stars, for his assistance prays!
their several naares he knows. 19 He grants the full desires of those 5, 6 Great is the Lord, and great his power, who him with fear adore;
his wisdom has no bound; And will their troubles soon compose, The meek te raises, and throws down when they his aid implore.
the wicked to the ground. 20 The Lord preserves all those with care, 7 To God, the Lord, a hymn of praise whom grateful love employs ;
with grateful voices sing; But sinners, who his vengeance dare, To songs of triuinph tune the harp, with furious rage destroys.
and strike each warbling string. 21 My time to come in praises spent, 8 He covers heaven with clouds and thence shall still advance his fame;
refresting rain bestows; And all mankind, with one consent, Through him, cn mountain tops, the grad for evar bless his name.
withi wondrous plenty rows. PSALM 146.
9. He savage beasts, that loosely range O , my souls with umely food supplies ;, for ever bless his name:
He feeds the raven's iender brood, His wondrous love, while life shall last, and stops their hungry cries. my constant praise shall claim.
10 He values not the warlike steed s On kings, the greatest sons of men, but does his strength disdain ; let none for aid rely;
The nimble foot that swiftly runs, i They cannot save in dangerous times, no prize from him can gain. nor timely help apply.
11 But he to him that fears bis namg 4 Deprived of breath, to dust they turn, his tender love extends; and there neglected lie;
To him that on his boundless grace And all their thoughts and vain designs with steadfast hope depends. together with them die.
12,13 Let Sion and Jerusalem 5 Then happy he, who Jacob's God to God their praise address ; for his protector takes ;
Who senced their gates with massy barn Who still, with well-placed hope, the Lord and does their children bless. his constant refuge makes.
14, 15 Through all their borders he gives 6The Lord, who made both heaven andearth, peace, and all that they contain,
with finest wheat they're fed Will never quit his steadfast truth, He speaks the word, and what he will nor make his promise vain.
is done as soon as said. 7 The poor, opprest, froin all their wrongs 18 Large flakes of suow, like fleecy wool, are eased by his decree;
descend at his command ; He gives the hungry neeùsul food, And hoary frost, like ashes spread, and sets the prisoners free.
is scatter'd o'er the land. 8 By him the blind receive their sight, 17. When join'd to these he does hus hall the weak and fall'n he rears;
in little morsels break, With kind regard and tender love Who can against his piercing cold he for the righteous cares.
secure lefences make? 9 The strangers he preserves from harm, 18 le sends his word, which melts the ice, the orphan kindly treats ;
he makes his wind to blow; Defends the widow, and the wiles And soon the streams, ccngeaľd before, of wicked men defeats.
in plenteous currents flow. 10 The God that does in Sion dwell 19 By him his statutes and decreet is our eternal King:
to Jacob's sons were shown; From age to age his reign endures: And still to Israel's chosen seed let all his praises sing.
his righteous laws are known. PSALM 147.
20 No other nation this cau boast, O of joy,
nor did he e'er afford and celebrate his fame;
To heathen lands his oracles, For pleasant, good, and comely 'is and knowledge of his word. to praise his holy name.
PSALM 148. 2 His holy city God will build,
E boundiess realms of joy, though level?d with the ground;
Ho prase your song employ
Praise ye the Lord,
prepare your glad voice, Ye Cherubin,
Flis praise in the great And Seraphin,
assembly to sing : To sing bis praise.
In our great Creator 3, 4 Thou moon, that rulst the night, let Israel rejoice; And sun, that guid'st the day,
And children of Sion Ye glittering stars of light,
be glad in their King, To nim your bomage pay:
3, 4 Let them his great name His praise declare,
extol in the dance; Ye heavens above,
With tinbrel and harp And clouds that move
his praises express; In liquid air,
Who always takes pleasure 5, 6 Let thein adore the Lord,
his saints to advance, And praise his holy name,
And with his salvation By whose Almighty word
the humble to bless. They all from nothing came:
5, 6 With glory adorn’d, And all shall lasī,
his people shall sing From charges free;
To God, who their beds His firm decree
with safety does shield; Stands ever fast.
Their mouths fill'd with praises 7,8 Let earth her tribute pay,
of him, their great King; Praise him ye dreadful whales,
Whilst a two-edged sword And fish that through the sea
their right hand shall wield; Glide swift with glittering seales ; 7,8 Just vengeance to take Fire, hail, and snow,
for injuries past; And misty air,
To punish those lands And winds that, where
for ruin design'd; He hids them, blow.
With chains, as their captives, 9, 10 By hills and wountains, all
to tie their kings fast, In grateful concert join'd;
With fetters of Iron By cedars stately tall,
their nobles to bind. And trees for fruit design'd;
9 Thus shall they make good, By every beast,
when them they destroy,. And creeping thing,
The dreadful decree And fowl of wing,
which God does proclaim: His name be blest.
Such honour and triumph 11, 12 Let all of royal birth,
his saints shall enjoy: With those of humbler frame,
O therefore for ever and judges of the earth,
exalt his great name. His matchless praise proclaim:
from whence his goodness largely flowsy And hoary heads
Praise him in heaven, where he his fac, With children join.
unveild, in perfect glory shows. 19 United zeal be shown,
2 Prise him for all the mighty acts His wondrous fame to raise,
which he in our behalf has done; Whose glorious name alone
His kindness this return exacts, Deserves our endless praise :
with which our praise should equal rin, Earth's utinost ends
3 Let the shrill trumpet's warlike voice His power ohey;
make rocks and hills his praise rebound i Jis glorious sway
Praise him with harp's melodious noisc, The sky transcends.
and gentle psaltery's silver sound. 14 His chosen saints to
4 Let virgin troops soft timbrels bring, He sets them up on high,
and some with graceful motion dancez ! And favours Israel's race,
Let instruments of rarious string, Who still to him are nigh:
with organs join'd, his praise advance. O therefore raise
5 Let them who joyful hymns compose, Your grateful voice,
to cymbals set their songs of praise ; And still rejoice
Cymbals of common use, and those The Lord to praise.
that loudly sound on solemo days.
6 Let all that vital breath enjoy,
As Psalm 37. the breath he does to them afford, To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, In just returns of praise employ: The God whom
heaven's triumphant hosta let every creature praise the Lord and suffering saints on earth adore,
Be glory, as in ages past,
it is, and so shall last
when time itself shall be no more
As Psalm 148.
To God the Father, Son,
And Spirit ever bless'd, TO Father
, Son, and Holy Ghost, Eternal Three in One,
whom , Be glory, as it was, is now,
All worship be address'd;
As heretofore and shall be evermore.
It was, is now,
And shall be so
For evermore. and Spirit, glory he;
As Psalm 149. As 'twas, and is, and shall be so
By angels in heaven to all eternity.
of every degree, As Psalm 100.
And saints upon earth,
all praise he address'd To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
To God in three persons, the God whom earth and heaven adore, one God ever blessed Be glory, as it was of old,
As it has been, now is, is now, and shall be evermore.
and always strall be