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When vengeance calls to stretch it forth, And warn'd bold sinners, that they should so calmly lett'st it rest?
their swelling pride suppress. 32 Thou heretofore, with kingly power, 5 Bear not yourselves so high, as if in our defence hast fought;
po power could your's restrain; For us, throughout the wandering world, Submit your stubborn necks, and learn hast great salvation wrought.
to speak with less disdain: 13 'Twas thou, O God, who didst the sea 6 For that promotion, which to gain by thy own strength divide;
your vain ambition strives, Thou break’st the watery monsters heads: From neither east nor west, nor yet
the waves c'erwhelmd their pride. from southern clinies arrives. 14 The greatest, fiercest of them all, 7 For God the great disposer is, that seem'd the deep to sway,
and sovereign Judge alone, Was by thy power destruy'd, and made Who casts the proud to earth, and lifts to savage heasts a prey
the humble to a throne. 15 Thou clavest the solid rock, and mad'st 8 His hand holds forth a dreadful cup; the waters largely flow;
with purple wine 'tis crown'd; Again, thou mad's: tlough parted streams The deadly mixture which his wrath thy wandering people go.
deals out to nations round. 16 Thine is the cheerful day, and thine Of this kis saints sometimes may taste; the black return of night;
but wicked men shall squeeze Thou hast prepared the glorious sun, The bitter dregs, and be condemn'd and every feebler light.
to drink the very lees. 17 By thee the borders of the earth
9 His prophet, I, io all the world in perfect order stand;
this message will relate; The summer's warmth, and winter's cold, The justice then of Jacob's God attend on thy comunard.
my song shall celebrate. PART III.
10 The wicked's pride I wifi reduce 18 Rememher, Lord, how sconful foes their cruelty disarm; have daily urged our slame;
Exalt the just, and seat him high And how the foolish people have
above the reach of harm. blasphemed thy holy name.
PSALM 75. 19 O! free thy mourning turtle-dove, N Judah the Almighty's known,
hy sinful crowds hest'; Nor the assembly of thy poor
bis name in Jarob does excel : for evermore forget.
2 His sanctuary in Salem stands; 20 Thy ancient covenant, Lord, regard, The Majesty that heaven cornmands, and make thy promise good;
in Sion condescends to dwell. For now each corner of the land 3 He brake the bow and arrows there, is fills with men of blood.
The shield, and temper'd sword, and spear, 21 O! let not the oppress'd return there slain the mighty army lay:
with sorrow clothed, and shame 4 Whence Sion's fame through earth is But let the helpless and the poor
spread, for ever praise thy name.
Of greater glory, greater dread, 22 Arise, O God, in our behalf;
than hills where robbers ledge their prey: thy cause and ours maintain; 5 Their valiant chiefs, who came for spoil, Remember how insulting fools
Themselves net there a shameful foil: each day thy name profane.
securely down to sleep they lay: 23 Make thou the boastings of thy foes But waked no more, their stoutest band for evermore to cease;
Ne'er lifted one resisting hand Whose insolence, if unchastised,
'gainst his, that did their legions slay. will more and more increase.
16 When Jacob's God began to frown, PSALM 75.
Both horse and charioteers, o'erthrown, To thee, o God, we render praise, together slept in endless night:
7 When thou whom earth and heaven For, that thy name to us is nigh,
thy wondrous works declare. Dost once with wrathful look appear, 2 In Israel when my throne is fix’d, what mortal power can stand ihy sight? with me shall justice reign:
8 Pronounced from heaven, earth heard 8 The land with discord shakes; but I
its doom, the sinking frame sustain.
Grew hush'd with fear, when thou did: Deluded wretches I advised
come their errors to redress;
9 the meek with justice to restore :
10 lue wrath of man shall yield thee, The troubled depths themselves for fear praise;
beneath their channels sunk. Its last attempts but serve to raise 17 The clouds pour'd down, while reud. the triumples of Almighty power.
ing skies 11 Vow to the Lord, ye nations; bring
did with their noise conspire; Vow'd presents to the eternal King: Thy arrows all abroad were sent,
thus to his name due reverence pay, Wing’d with avenging fire. 12 Who proudest potentates can quello 18 Heaven with thy thunder's vcice wastorn, To earthly kings more terrible,
whilst all the lower world than to their trembling subjects they. With lightnings blazed; earth shook, and
seem'd PSALM 77.
from her foundations hurl'd. "O God I cry'd, who to my help 19 Through
streams thou find'st tby did graciously repair ;.
way, 2 In trouble's dismal day I sought thy paths in waters lie; my God with humble prayer:
Thy wondrous passage, where no sight All night my festering wound did run; thy footsteps can descry; no nedicine gave relief;
20 Thou ledd'st thy people like a flock, My soul no comfort would admit;
safe through the desert land, my soul indulged her grief.
Ry Moses, their meek skilful guide, 3 I thought on God, and favours past; and Aaron's sacred hand. but that increased my pain:
PSALM 78. I found my spirit more oppressid,
O my law the more I did complain.
devout attention lend; 4 Through every watch of tedious night Let the instruction of my mouth thou keep'st my eyes awake:
deep in your hearts descendMy grief is swell’d to that excess, 2 My tongue, by inspiration taughi, I sigh but cannot speak.
shall parables unföld, 5 I call'd to mind the days of old, Dark oracles, but understood, with signal mercy crown'd;
and own'd for truths of old: Those famous years of ancient times, 3 Which we from sacred registers for miracles renown'd.
of ancient times have known, 6 By night I recollect my, songs,
And our forefathers' pious care on former triumphs made;
to us has handed down. Then search, consult, and ask my heart, 4 We will not hide them from our sons; where's now that wondrous aid?
our offspring shall be taught 7 Has God for ever cast us off?
The praises of the Lord, whose strength withdrawn his tavours quite ?
has works of wonder wrought. 8 Are both his mercy and his truth 5 For Jacob le this law ordain'd, retired to endless night?
this league with Israel made; 9 Can his long practised love forget With charge to be from age to age, its wonted aids to bring ?
froin race to race, conyey'd. Has he in wrath shut up and seald 6 That generations yet to come his mercy's healing spring?
should to their unborn heirs 10 I said, iny weakness hints these fears; Religiously transmit the same, but I'll my fears disband;
and they again to theirs. I'll yet remember the Most High, 7 To teach them that in God alone and years of his right hand.
their hope securely stands; 11 I'll call to mind his works of old, That they should ne'er his works forget, the wonders of his might;
but keep his just commands. 12 On them my heart shall meditate, 8 Lest, like their fathers, they might provo my tongue shail them recite.
a stiff rebellious race, 13 Safe lodged from human search on high, False-hearted, fickle to their God, O God, thy counsels are !
unsteadfast in his
grace. Who is so great a God as ours? 9 Such were revolting Ephraim's sons, who can with him compare?
who, though to warfare bred, 14 Long since a God of wonders thee And skilful archers, arma'd with lows, thy rescued people found;
from field ignobly fled. 15 Long since hast thou thy chosen seed 10,11 They falsified their league with Gode
with strong deliverance crown'd. his orders disobey'd, 16 When thee, O God, the waters saw, Forgot his works and inirarles the frighted billcws shrunk;
belure the's eyes display'd.
12 Nor wonders, which their fathers saw, 28 Within their trenches he let fali did they in mind retain,
the luscious easy prey; Prodigious things in Egypt done, And all around their spreading camp and Zoan's fertile plain.
the ready booty lay. 13 He cut the sea to let them pass, 29 They ted,were fill d; he gave them leave restraind the pressing ficod;
their appetites to feast; While piled on heaps, on either side 30, 31 Yet still their wanton lust craved on, the sold waters stood.
uor with their hunger ceased. 14 A wondrous pillar led them on,
But whilst in their luxurious incuths compos’d of shade and light;
they did their daintie, chew, A sheltering cloud it proved by day, The wrath of God smote down their chiefs, a leading fire by night.
and Israel's chosen slow. 15 When drought oppress'd them, where
PART II. no strear the wilderness supply'd,
32 Yet still they sinn'd, nor would afford He cleft the rock, whose flinty breast
his miracles belief: dissolved into a tide.
33 Therefore through fruitless travels he 16 Streams from the solid rock he brought, consumed their lives in grief. which down in rivers fell,
34 When some were slain, the rest return'd That, travelling with their camp, each day
to God with early cry; renew'] the miracle.
35 Own'd him the rock of their defence 17 Yet there they sinn'd against him more, their Saviour, God most high. provoking the Klost High,
36 But this was feign'd submission all; In that saine desert where he did
their heart their longue bely’d; their fainting souls supply..
37 Their heart was still perverse, nor would 18 Thuy first incensed him in their hearts, firm in his league abide. that did luis power distrust,
38 Yet full of mercy he forgave, and longd for meat, not urged by want,
nor did with death cliastise; hut to indulge their lust.
But turn'd his kindled wrath aside, 19 Then utter'd their blaspheming doubts ;
or would not let it rise. “ Can God,” say they," prepare
39 For he remember'd they were flesh, 4 A table in the wilderness,
that could not long remain; “ set out with various fare?
A murmuring wind, that's quickly past, 20 “ He smote the flinty rock, 'tis true, and ne'er returns again.
" and gushing streams ensued; 40 How oft did they provoke him there, * But can he corn and flesh provide how oft his patience grieve, " for such a multitude?"
In that same desert where he did 21 The Lord with indignation heard: their fainting souls relieve!
from heaven avenging flame 41 They tempted him by turning back, On Jacob fell, consuning wrath
and wickedly repined, on thankiess Israel came:
When Israel's God refused to be 22 Because their unbelieving hearts by their desires confined. in God would not confide,
42 Nor cali'd to mind the hand and day Nor trust his care, who had from heaven that their redemption brought; their wants so oft supply’d;
43. His signs ir. Egypt, wondrous works 23 Though be had made his clouds discharge in Zoan's valley wrought. provisions down in showers;
44 He turn’d their rivers into bloud, And when earth faild, relieved their needs that man and beast forbore, from his celestial stores;
And rather chose to die of thirst, 24 Though tasteful manna was rain'd down, than drink the putrid gore. their hunger to relieve;
45. He sent devouring swarms of flies; Though from the stores of heaven they did hoarse frogs annoy'd their soil; sustaining corn receive.
46 Locusts and caterpillars reap'd ! 25 Thus man with angels' sacred food, the harvest of their toil. ungrateful man was fed;
vines with battering hail were broke Not sparirgly, for still they found with frost the fig-tree dies; a plentecus table spread.
48 Lightning and hail made flocks and herde 26 From heaven he made an east wind one generad sacrifice. blow,
49 He turn'd his anger loose, and set then did the south command
do time for it to cease; 77 To rain dewo fiesh like dust, and fowls And with their plagues iil angels sento like sea's unnumber'd sand.
their torments to increase.
50 He clear'd a passage for his wrath 467 With conquest crown'd, he Joseph's tests to ravage uncontroll;
and Ephraim's tribe forsook ; The murrain on their firstlings seized, 68 But Judati chose, and Sion's mount in every field and fold.
for his loved dwelling took. 61 The deadly pest from beast to man, 69 His temple he erected there, from field to city, came;
wih spires exalted high; It slew their heirs, their eldest hopea, While deep, and fix'd, as those of earth, through all the tepts of Ham.
the strong foundations lie. 52 But his own tr.be, like folded sheep, 70 His faithful ser vant David too he brought from their distress ;
he for his choice did own, And them conducted like a flock; And from the sheepfolds him advanced throughout the wilderness.
to set on Judah's throne. 53 He led them on, and in their way 71 From tending on the teeming ewes, no cause of fear they found;
he brought him forth to feed But march'd securely through those deeps, His owo inberitance, the tribes ia which their foes were drown'd.
of Israel's chosen seed. 54 Nor ceased his care, till them he brought 72 Exalted thus, the monarch proved safe to his prounised land ;
a faithful shepherd still; And to his holy mount, the prize He fed them with an upright heart, of his victorious hand.
and guided them with skill. 85 To them the outcast heathen's land
PSALM 79. he did by lot divide ;. And in their foo's abandon'd tents
BEHOLD, O God, how heathen hosts made Israel's tribes reside.
Thy sacred house they have defiled,
thy holy city razed
abroad -unbury'd lay; Nor would to practise his commands Their Alesh exposed to savage beasts, their stubborn hearts apply ;
and ravenous birds of prey. 57 But in their faithless fathers' steps 3 Quite through Jerusalem was their blou perversely chose to go ;
like common water shed; They turnid aside, like arrows shot And none were left alive to pay from some deceitful how.
last duties to the dead. 38 For him to fury they provoked 4 The neighbouring lands our small remains with altars set on high;
with loud reproaches wound; And with their graven illages
And we a laughing-stock are made inflamed his jealousy.
to all the nations round. 59 When God heard this, on Israels tribes, 5 How long wilt thou be angry,
Lord ? his wrath and hatred fell;
must we for ever mourn? 60 He quitted Shiloh, and the tents Shall thy devouring jealous rage, where once he chose to dwell.
like fire, for ever hurn? 61 To vile captivity bis ark,
6 On foreign lands, that know not thee, his glory to disdain,
thy heavy veugeance shower;. 62 His people to the sword he gave, Those sinful kingdoms let it crush, nor would his wrath restrain.
that have not own'd thy power. 63 Destructive war their ables! youth 7 For their devouring jaws have prey'd entimely did confound;
on Jacob's chosen race; Ho virgin was to the altar led,
And to a barren desert turn'd with nuptial garlands crown'd.
their fruitful dwelling-place. €4 Ia fight the sacrificer fell,
8 O think not on our former sins, the priest a victim bled;,
but speedily prevent And widows whic their death should mouru, The utier ruin of thy saints, themselves of grief were dead.
alınost with sorrow spent. 65 Then, as a giant roused from sleep, 9 Thou God of our salvation, help, whom wine had throughly warin'd,
and free our souls from blame; Shouts out aloud, the Lord awaked, So shall our pardon and defence and his proud foe alarm’d.
exalt thy glorious name. 66 He smote their host, that fronı the Geld (10 Let infidels, that scoffing say, a scatter'd remnant came,
“ Where is the God they boast ?” With wounds imprinted on their hacks In vengeance for thy slaughter'd saints oi everlasting shame
perceive thee to their cost.
11 Lord, hear the sigbirig prisoner's moans,
PART III. thy saying power extend;
14 To thee, O God of hosts, we pray; Preserve the wretches doom'd to die, thy wonted goodness, Lord, renew; from that untimely end.
Froin heaven, thy throne, this vine survey, 12 Un them who us oppress, let all and her sad state with pity view. our sutterings be repaid;
15 Behold the vineyard made by thee, Make their confusion seven tiines more which thy right hand did guard so long i than what on us they laid.
And keep that branch froin danger free, 13 So we, thy people and thy flock, which for thyself thou mad'st so strong. shall ever praise thy name;
16 To wasting flames 'tis made a přey, And with glad hearts our grateful thanks, and all its spreading boughs cut down ; from age to age proclaino.
At thy rebuke they soon decay,
and perish at thy dreadful frown. O
Israel's Shepherd, Joseph's Guide, 17 Crown thou the King with good success,
our prayers to thee vouchsafeto hear; by thy right hand secured from wrong i Thou that dost on the Cherubs ride,
The Son of Man in mercy bless, again in solemn state appear.
whom for thyself thou mad'st so strong. 2 Behold how Benjamin expects,
18 So shall we still continue free with Ephraim and Manasseh join'd, from whatsoe'er deserves thy blame; In our deliverance the elects
And, if once more revived by thee, of thy resistless strength to find. will always praise thy holy name. 3 Do thou convert us, Lord, do ihou 19 Do thou convert us, Lord, do thou the lesstre of thy face display ;
the lustre of thy face display; And all the ills we suffer bow,
And all the ills we suffer now, like ocatter'd clouds, shall pass away.
like scatter'd clouds shall pass away. 4 O licu, whom heavenly hosts obey,
PSALM 81. how long shall thy fierce anger burn? How long thy suffering people pray, T°
O God, our never-failing strength,
with loud applauses sing ; and to their prayers bave no return? 5 When hungry, we are forced to drench And jointly make a cheerful noise
to Jacob's awful King. our scanty food in fioods of woe; When dry, our raging thirst we quench
2 Compose a hymno of praise, and touch with streams of tears that largely flow.
your instruments of joy ; 6 For us the heathen nations round,
Lot psalteries and pleasant harps
your grateful skill employ. as for & common prey, contest; Our foes with spitetul joys abound,
3 Let trumpets at the great new moon and at our lost conditiou jest.
their joyful voices raise,
To celebrate th' appointed time, 7 Do thou convert 13, Lord, do thou the lustre of thy face display;
the soiemn day of praise. And all the ills we suffer row,
4 For this a statute was of old,
which Jacob's God decreed; lise scatter'd clouds, shall pass away. PART II.
To be with pious care chserved 8 Thou brought'st a vine from Egypt's land, 5 this he for a memorial fix?d,
by Israel's chosen seed. and, casting out the healhen race, Didst plant it with thine own right hand,
when, freed from Egypt's laud, und firmly fix it in their place.
Strange nations' barbarous speecb we heard,
but could not understand. 9 Before it thou preparedst the way, and mad'st it take a lasting root,
16 Your burden'd shoulders I relieved, Which, bless'd with thy ind ulgent ray,
(thus seems our God to say)
Your servile hards by me were freed o'er all the land did wilely shoot.
from labouring in the clay. 10,11 The hills were cover'd with its shade,
7 Yuur ancestors, with wroligs oppressius its goodly boughs did cedars seem; Its branches to the sea were spread,
to me for aid did call;
With pity I their sufferings saw, and reach'd to proud Euphrates' stream.
and set them free from all. 12 Way tben hast thou its hedge o'erthrown,
wirich thou hadst inade so firm and strong? They sought for me, and from 'he cloud Whilst all its grapes, defenceless grown,
in thunder I reply'd; are pluck'd by those that pass along.
At Meribah's contentious stream :3 See how the bristling forest boar
their faith and duty try'da with dreadful fury lays it waste;
PART II. Hark! how the savage monsters roar, 8 While I my solemn will declare, and to their helpless prey make haste.
my choseu people, hear: