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Lest they, encouraged by success,
PSALM 142. !0 bolder crimes aspire.
TO ; 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.
14 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 thee, 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 LORD, hear
my prayer, and to my osy like morning incense sise; My lifted hand supply the place In thy accustom'd faith and truth of evening sacrifice.
a gracious answer send. 8 From lasty language curb my tongue, 2 Nor at thy strict tribunal bring and let a constant guard
thy servant to be trv'd; 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 faults, 4 My spirit therefore is o'erwhelm'da and I shall think 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 servent 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 reluced, My former dangers and escapes like me, to sore distress.
employ my musing thought. 6 When skulking in Engedi's rocky 6 To thee my hands in humble prayer I to their chiefs 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 ; 17 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 8 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 g6 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 my foes that wicked hands have laid;
preserve and set me free; Let them m 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 obey;.
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. Il Ó! for the sake of thy great name, 14 Strong shall our labouring oxen grow, revive my drooping heart;
nor in their constant iabour faint; For thy truth's sake, to me distress'd, Whilst we no war nor slavery know, the proinised 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 thuis 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.
thy endless praise proclaim; At once both strength and skill afford, This tribute day 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 him 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 T'he 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 stay no signs remain. 7 The praise that to thy love belongs, 5 In solemn state, O God, descend, they shali with joy proclaim;
whilst heaven its lofty head inclines ; Thy iruth 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 grace 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, & Do thou, O Lord, from heaven engage fame,
thy 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 agausst my foreign foes, is hy 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 suhject make. in new-made hymns 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 he that from the murdering sword shall stand for ever fast;
“his servant David still defends." IIis boundless sway co end shall see, 11 Fight thou against my foreign foes, but time itself outlast. wbc atter speeches false and vain;
PART II. Who, though ira 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 gruw, 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
devigo'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 hearts, 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 nadies 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 triunph 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, on mountain tops, the grana for ever bless his name.
with wondrous plenty grows. PSALM 146.
9. He savage beasts, that loosely range O
Praise the Lord, and thou, my soul with limely food supplies ;,
He feeds the raven's tender brood,
10 He values not the warlike steed s Oa 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 his name 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 fenced 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 wils nor make his promise vain.
is done as soon as said. 7 The poor, opprest, from all their wrongs 18 Large Aakes of suow, like fleecy wool, are eased by his decree;
descend at his command; He gives the hungry neeuful food, And hoary frost, like ashes spread, and sets the pr risoners free.
is scaiter'd o'er the land. 8 By hin the blind receive their sight, 17. When join'd to these he does hus bail 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 refences make? 9 The strangers he preserves from harm, 18 He 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 streains, congeaid before, of wicked men defeats.
in plenteous currents flow. 10 The God that does in Sion dwell 19 By him his statutes aud decreci is our eternal King:
to Jacob's sons were shown; From age to age his reign endures: And still to Israel's chosen seed Ict all his praises sing.
his righteous laws are known.
20 No other nation this ca. boast,
To heathen lands his oracles
PSALM 148. 2 His holy city God will build,
E boundiess realms of joy, though levelPd with the ground;
Hus prane your song employ
PSALM 149. Above the starry frame:
O Praise ye the Lord, Your voices raise,
prepare your glad voice, Ye Cherubiic,
His praise ic the great And Seraphin,
assembly to sing : To sing bis praise.
In our great Creator %, 4 Thou moon, that ruľst the night,
let Israel rejoice; And sun, that guidst the day,
And children of Sion Ye glittering stars of light,
be glad in their King. To him 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:
6,6 With glory adorn’d, And all shall lasă,
his people shall sing From changes 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 mountains, 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 things
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:
PSALM 150. In this design,
Praise the Lord in that blest place, Let youths with maids, And hoary heads
Praise him in heaven, where he his face, With children join.
unveil'd, 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;
H н kindness this return ts,
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 Ilis glorious sway
Praise him with harp's melodious noiss, The sky transcends.
and gentle psaltery's silver sound. 14 His chosen saints to grace,
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
of And still rejoice
Cymbals of common use, and those
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, La just returns of praise employ: The God whom heaven's triumphant hoste let every creature praise the Lord. and suffering saints on earth adore,
Be glory, as in ages past,
As now 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 uskon, and Holy Ghost, Eternal Three in One, Be glory, as it was, is now,
All worship be address'd;
As heretofore aid 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, nɔw is, is now, and shall be evermore
and always shall be