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15 Then shall the richest incense smoke,, 4 To him your voice in anthems rasse, the fattest rams shall fall,
Jehovah's awful name he bears, The choicest goats from out the fold, In him rejoice, extol his praise, and bullocks from the stall.
who rides upon high-rolling spheres. 16 O! come all ye that fear the Lord, 5 Him, from his empire of the skies, attend with heedíul care,
to this low world compassion draws, Whilst I what God for me has done The orphan's clain to patronize with grateful joy declare.
and judge the injured widow's cause. 17, 18 As I before his aid inplored, 6 'T'is God, who from a foreign soil so now. I praise his name;
restores poor exiles to their home; Who, if my heart had harbour d sin, Makes captives free, and fruitless toil would all my prayers disclaim.
their proud oppressor's righteous doom 19 But God to me, whene'er I cry'd, 7 'Twas so of old, when thou didst lead his gracious ear did bend,
Lord, cur armies forth; And to the voice of my request
Strange teri ors through the desert spread, with constant love attend.
convulsions shook th' astonish'd earth. 20 Then bless'd for ever be my God, 8 The breaking clouds did rain distil, who never, when I pray,
and heaven's high arches shook with fear; Withholds his mercy from my soul,
How then should Sinai's humble bill nor turns his face away:
of Israel's God the presence bear? PSALM 67.
9 Thy hand, at famish'd earth's complaint, bless thy chosen race,
relieved her from celestial stores,
And when thy heritage was faint, And cause the brightness of thy face assuaged the drought with plenteow on all thy saints to shine:
showers. 2 That su ihy wondrous way
10 Where savages had ranged before, may through the world be known; at ease thou mad'st our tribes reside; While distant lands their tribute pay, And, in the desert, for the poor and thy salvation own.
thy generous bounty did provide. 3 Let ditfering nations join
PART II. to celebrate thy fame; Let all the O Lord, combine 11 Thou gav'st the word; we sallied forth to praise thy glorious name.
and in that powerful word c'ercaine; 4 O let them shout and sing
While virgin-troops, with songs of mirth with joy and pious mirth;,
in state our conquest did proclaim. For thou, the righteous Judge and King, 12 Vast armies, by such generals led, shalt govern all the earth.
as yet had ne'er received a foil, 5 Let dilering nations join
Forsook their camp with sudden dread, to celebrate thy fame;
and to our women left the spoil. Let all the world, O Lord, combine 13 Though Egypt's drudges you have heen, to praise thy glorious name.
your army's wing shall
shine as bright 6 Then shallíhe teeming ground As doves, in golden sun shine seen, a large increase disclose;
or silver'd o'er with paler light. And we with plenty shall be crown'd, 14 'Twas so, when God's almighty hand which God, our God, bestows.
o'er scatter'd kings the conquest won; 7 Then God upon our land
Our troops, drawn up on Jordan's strand, shall constant blessings shower ;
bigh Salmon's glittering snow outshone. And all the world in awe shall stand 15 From thence to Jordan's farther coast, of his resistless power.
and Bashan's hill we did advance: PSALM 68.
No more her height shall Bashan boast,
but that she's God's inheritance. LET.God, the God of battle, rise,
and scatter his presumptuous foes; 16 But wherefore (though the honour's Let shameful rout their host surprise,
great) who spitefully his power oppose.
should this, o mountain, swell your pride! 2 As smoke in tempest's rage is lost,
For Sion is his chosen seat, or wax into the furnace cast;
where he for ever will reside. Bo let their sacrilegious host
17 Ilis chariots numberless; his powers before his wrathsul presence waste. are heavenly hosts, that wait his will; S But let the servants of his will
His presence now fills Sion's towers, his favour's gentle beams enjoy;
as once it honour'd Sinai's hill. Their upright hearts let gladness fill, 18 Ascending high, in triumph thoa
and cheerful songs their lovgues employ. captivity hast captive led;
And on thy people didst bestow From whence his dreadful voice we hear
the spoil of armies once their dread. like that of warring winds and tides. Ev'n rebels shall partake thy grace, 34 Ascribe the power to God most high : and humble proselytes repair
of humble Israel he takes care ; To worship at thy dwelling-place, Whose strength, from out the dusky sky, and all the
world pay homage there. darts shining terrors through the air. 19 For benefits each day bestow'd, 35 How dreadful are the sacred courts,
be daily his great name adored, where God has fix'd his earthly throne ! 20 Who is our Saviour, and our Gud, His strength his feeble saints supports,
of life and death the sovereign Lord. to give God praise, and him alone. 21 But justice for his hardend foes
PSALM 69. proportion'd vengeance hath decreed,
, To wound the hoary head of those
and press to overwhelm my soul: who in presumptuous crimes proceed. 2 With painful steps in mire I tread, 22 The Lord hath thus in thunder spoke: And deluges o'erflow my head.
“As I subdued proud Bashan's king, 3 With restless cries my spirits faint, "Once more I'll break my people's yoke, My voice is hoarse with long complaint ;
" and from the deep iny servants bring. My sight decays with tedious pain, 23 “ Their feet shall with a crimson flood Whilst for my God, I wait in vain.
“ of slaughter'd foes he cover'd o'er; 4 My hairs, though numerous, are but few,
To execute their lawless spite.
the wondering multitude survey'd As rapine, what by right was mine:
Nor are my sins conceal'd from thee. 25 Sweet singing Levites led the van; 6 Lord God of hosts, take timely care,
loud instruments brought up the rear ; Lest, for my sake, thy saints despair; Between both troops, a virgin-train 7 Since I have suffer'd for thy name
with voice and timbrel charm'd the ear. Reproach, and bid my face in shame
“In full assemblies bless the Lord; Nor to my nearest kindred known;
u of Israels God the praise record.” By brethren of my mother born.
9 For zeal to thy loved house and name
her counsellors in state did send; More than at slanders cast on me.
10 My very tears and abstinence
our tribes, at strife till that blest hour; 12 Their judges at my wrongs do jest,
confirm with fresh recruits of power. How should I then expect to be
and Sion, thy terrestrial throne 13 But, Lord, to thee I will repair
and thee with offer'd crowns atone. Relieve me from thy mercy's store; 80 Break down the spearmen's ranks, who Display thy truth's preserving power. threat
14 From threatening dangers me relieve, like pamper'd herus of savage might: And from the mire my feet retrieve; Their Silver-armour'd chiess defeat, From spiteful foes in safety keep,
who in destructive war delight. And snatch me from the raging deep. 31 Egypt shall then to God stretch forth 15 Control the deluge, ere it spread,
her hands, and Afric homage bring; And roll its waves above my head; 32 The scatter'd kingdoms of the earth Nor deep destruction's open pit their common sovereign's praises sing; To close her jaws on me permit
. 35 Who, mounted on the loftiest sphere 16 Lord, hear the humble prayer I make, of ancient heaven, sublimely rides; For thy transcending goodness' sake;
Relieve thy suppplicant once more Let them, defeated, blesh and mouth, From thy abouing mercy's stoie. eospared in their own vile design. 17 Nor from thy servant bije: thy face ; 3 Their doon let desolation be, Make haste, för desperate is my vase; wiib share their malice be repaid, 18 Thy timely succour interpose, Who mock'd my confidence in thee, And stieid me from remorseless foes.
and sport of my aflictions made. 19 Thou know'st what infamy and scorn 4 While those who humbly seek thy face, I from my enemies have borne;
to joyful triumplis shall be raised; Nor can their close dissembled spite, And ađ who prize thy saving grace, Or darkest plots escape thy sight.
with me shall sing, The Lord be praised 20 Reproach and griei have broke my heart; 5 Thus, wretched Though I am and poor, I look'd for some to take my part, the mighty Lord of me takes care: To pity or relieve my pain;
Thou, God, who only cagat restore, But look'd, alas! for both in vain.
to my relief with speed repair. 21 With hunger pined, for food I call;
PSALM 71. Instead of food, they give me gall; IN
N thee I put my steadfast trust; And when with thirst my spirits sink,
defend me, Lord, from shame; They give me vinegar to drink.
Incline thine ear, and save niy soul; 22 Their tables, thereforc, to their health for righteous is thy name. Shall prove a snare, a trap their wealth; 3 Be thou my strong abiding-place, 23 Perpelual darkness seize their eyes, to which I may resort; And sudden blasts their hopes surprise. 'Tis thy decree ihat keeps me safe ; 24 On them thou shalt thy fury pour, thou art my rock and fort. Till thy fierce wrath their race devour ; 4, 5 Fronı cruel and ungcdly men 25 And make their house a dismal cell, protect and set me free; Where none will e'er vouchsafe to dwell. For, from my earliest youth till now, 26 For new aftlictions they procured. my hope has been in thee. For him who had thy stripes endured; 6 Thy constant care did safely guard And made the wound, thy scorge had torn, iny tender infant days; To hleed afresh, with sharper scorn. Thuu took’st me from my mother's womb, 27 Sin shall to sin their steps betray, to sing thy constant praise. Till they to truth have lost the way: 7,8 While soine on me with wonder gaze, 28 From life thou shalt exclude their soul, thy hand supports ine still; Nor with the just their names enrol. Thy honour, therefore, and thy praise, 29 But me, howe'er distress’d and poor, my mouth shall always fill. Táy strong salvation shall restore; 9 Reject not then, thy servant, Lord, 30 Thy power with songs I'll then proclaim,
when I with age decay; And celebrate with thanks thy name. Forsake me not when, worn with years, 31 Our God shall this more highly prize, my vigour fades away: Than herds or flocks in sacrifice;
10 My foes against my fame and me 32 Which humble saints with joy shall see with crafty malice speak; And hope for like redress with me. Against my soul they lay their snares, 33 For God regards the poor's complaint ; and mutual counsel take: Sets prisoners free from close restraint: 11 “Ris God," say they, “forsakes him dov, 34 Let beaven, earth, sea, their voices raise, “ on whom he did rely; And all the world resound his praise. “ Pursue and take him, whilst no hope 35 For God will Sion's walls erect; " of timely aid is nigh." Fair Judah's cities he'll protect; 12 But thou, my God, withdraw not far, Till all her scaiter'd sons repair
for speedy help I call: To undisturb'd possession there.
13 To'shame and ruin bring my foes, 36 This blessing they shall, at their death, that seek to work my fall. To their religious heirs bequeaih;. 14 But as for me, my steadfast hope And they to endless ages more
shall on thy power depend; Of such as his blest name adore.
And I in grateful songs of praise
my time to come will spend.
PART II. O Lord, to any relief draw near; 15 Thy righteous acts, and saving health,
for never was more pressing need; my mouth shall still declare; For my deliverance, Lord, appear, Unable yet to count them all,
and add to that deliverance speed. though scinm'd with utmost care. * Confusion on their heads return, 16 While God vouchsafes me his support, who to destroy my soul combine;
I'll in bis strength go ou;
An other righteousness disclaim, The happy land shall every where and mention his alorie.
with endless peace abound. 17 Thou, Lord, hast taught me from any 8 His uncontrolld dominion shall
from sea to sea extend; to praise thy glorious name;
Begin at proud Euphrates' streams, And, ever since, thy wondrous works at nature's limits end.
have been my constant theme. 9 To him the savage nations round 18 Then now forsake me not, when I shall bow their servile heads; am grey and feeble grown;
His vanquish'd foes shall lick the dust, Til I lo these and future times
where he his conquests spreads. thy strength and power have shown. 10 The king of Tarshish, and the isles, 19 How high thy justice soars, O God! shall costly presents bringi how great and wondrous are
From spicy Sheba gifts shall come, The mighty works which thou hast done! and wealthy Saba's king.
who may with thee compare! 11 To him shall every king on earth 20 Me, whom ihy hand has sorely press'd, his humble homage pay thy grace shall yet relieve;
And differing nations gladly join And from the lowest depth of woe,
to own his righteous sway. with tender care retrieve.
12 For he shall set the needy free, 21 Through thee, my time to come shall be when they for succour cry;
with power and greatness crown'd; Shall save the helpless and the poor, And me, who dismal years have pass'd, and all their wants supply.
thy comforts shall surround. 22 Then I with psaltery and harp,
PART II. thy truth, O Lord, will praise; 13 His providence for needy souls To thee, the God of Jacob's race, shall due supplies prepare my voice in anthems raise.
And over their defenceless lives 28 Then joy shall fill my mouth, and
shall watch with tender care. employ my cheerful voice;
14 He shall preserve and keep their souls My grateful soul by thee redeem d, from fraud and rapine free; shall in thy strength rejoice.
And, in his sight, their guiltless blood 24 My tongue thy just and righteous acts of mighty price shail
be. shall all the day proclaim;
15 Therefore shall God his life and reign Because thou didst confound my foes, to many years extend; and brought'st them all to shame. Whilst eastern princes tribute pay, PSALM 72.
and golden presents send. L ORD, let thy just decrees the king For him shall constant prayers be made, in all his ways direct;
through all his prosperous days; And let his son, throughout his reign, His just dominion shall afford thy righteous laws respect.
a lasting theme of praise. 2 So shall he still thy people judge 16 Of useful grain, through all the lands with pure and upright mind;
great plenty shall appear; Whilst all the helpless poor shall him A handkul, sown on mountains top, their just protector find.
a mighty crop shall bear: 3 Then hills and mountains shall bring forth Its fruits, like cedars shook by winde, the happy fruits of peace;
a rattling noise shall yield; Which all the land shall own to be The city too shall thrive, and vie the work of righteousness :
for plenty with the field. 4 Whilst he the poor and needy race 17 The memory of his glorious name shall rule with gentle sway;
through endless years shall run; And from their humble neck shall take His spotiess fame shall shine as bright oppressive yokes away.
and lasting as the sun. 5 L every heart thy awful fear In him the nations of the world shall then be rooted fast,
shall be completely bless'd, As long as suo and moon endure,
And his unbounded happiness or time itself shall last.
by every tongue confess'a. 6 He shall descend like rain, that cheers 18 Then bless'd be God, the mighty Lord, the meadow's second birth;
the God whom Israel fears; Or like warm showers whose gentle drops Who only wondrous in his works, refresh the thirsty earth.
beyond compare appears. 7 In his blest days the just and good 19 Let earth be with his glory flld shall be with favour crown'd;
for ever bless his name,
Whilst to his praise the listening world 23, 24 Vet still thy presence me supply do their glad assent proclaim.
and thy right hand assistance gave: PSALM 73.
Thou first shalt with thy counsel guide, AT
T length, by certain proofs, 'tis plain and then to glory me receive.
thee alone That all whose hearts are pure and clean have I, whose farour I require ?
shall his protecting favour find. Throughout the spacious earth there's none 2, 3 Till this sustaining truth I knew, that I besides ihee can desire.
my staggering feet liad almost fajlld; 26 My trembling flesh, and aching hearts I grieved the sinner's wealth to view, may often fail to succour me;
and envy'd when the fools prevail'd. But God shall inward strength impart, 4, 5 They to the grave in peace descend, and my eternal portion be.
and, whilst they live, are hale and strong;27 For ihey that far from thee remove, No plagues or troubles then offend, shall into sudden ruin fall:
which oft to other men belong. If after other gods they rove, 6, 7 With pride, as with a chain,they're held, thy vengeance shall destroy them all
and rapine seems their robe of state; 28 But as for me, 'tis good and just Their eyes stand out, with fatness swell'a, that I should still to God repair
they grow, beyond their wishos, great. In him I always put my trust, 8, 9 With hearts corrupt, and lofty talk, and will his wondrous works declare, oppressive methods they defend;
PSALM 74. Their tongue through all the earth doeswalk; their blasphemies to heaven ascend. W!
THY hast thou cast us off, o God 20 Ard yet admiring crowds are found,
wilt thou no more returu? who servile visits duly make; 10! why against thy chosen flock Because with plenty they abound,
does thy fierce anger burn? of which their flattering slaves partake. 2 Think on thy ancient purchase, Lorohy 11 Their fond opinions these parsue,
the land that is thy own, till they with them profanely cry,
By thee redeem'd ; and Zion's mount, " How should the Lord our actions view?
where once thy glory shone. “can he perceive who dwells so high?” so! come and view our ruin'd state; 12 Behold ihe wicked! these are they how long our troubles last; who openly their sins profess;
See how the foe, with wicked råge, And yet their wealth's increased each day,
has laid thy temple waste. and all their actions in eet success.
4 Thy foes blaspheine thy nue; where lato 13, 14 " Then have I cleansed my heart,"thy zealous servants pray'd, said I,
The heathen there, with haughty pomp, " and washed my hands from guilt, in vain,
their hanners have display'd. " Il all the day oppressid I lie,
5,6 Those curious carvings, which did once " and every morning suffer pain."
advance the artist's fame, 15 Thus did I once to speak intend ;
With axe and hammer
they destroy, but if such things I rashly say,
like works of vulgar frame. Thy children, Lord, I must offend, 7 Thy hcly temple they have burn'd; and basely should their cause betray.
and what escaped the name, PART IL.
Has been profaned, and quite defaced, 16, 17 To fathom this my thoughts I bent,
though sacred to thy name. but found the case too hard for me;
Thy worship wholly to destroy Till to the house of God I went;
maliciously they aim'd;, then I their end did plainly see.
And all the sacred places burn'd, 18 How high spe'er advanced, they all
where we thy praise proclaim'd. on slippery places loosely stand; 9 Yet of thy presence thou vouchsafest Thence into ruin headlong fall
no tender signs to send; cast down hy thy avenging hand. We have no prophet now, that knows 19, 20 How dreadful and how quick their
when this sad state shall end. fate!
PART IL despised by thee, when they're destroy'd; 10 But, Lord, how long wilt thou permit As waking men with scorn do treat the insultirg foe to boast?
the fancies that their dreams employ'd. Shall all the honour of thy name 21, 22 Thus was my heart with grief opprest, for evermore be lest?
my reins were rack'd with restless pains; 11 Why hold'st thou back thy strong rizhi So stupid was I, like a beast,
hand, who no re iecting thought retains. and on thy patient breast,