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auother, by divine decree,

All that behold me shake their leads shall on his office seize.

and treat me with disdain. 9, 10 His seed shall orphans he, his wife 26, 27 But for thy mercy's sake, O Lorde a widow, plunged in grief ;.

do thou my toes withstand ; His vagrant childrer beg their bread, That all may see 'tis thy own acly where none can give ielies.

the work of thy right hand. 11 His ill-gnt riches shall be made 28 Then let them curse, so thou but bless : to usurers a prey ;

let shame the portion be The fruit of all his toil shali be

Of all that my destruction seek, hy strangers borne away.

while I rejoice in thee. 12 None shall be found that to his wants 29 My foes shall with disgrace be clotheds their mercy will extend,

and, spite of all his pride, Or to his helpless orphan seed

His owu confusion, like a cloak, the least assistance lend.

the guilty wretch shall hide. 13 A swift destruction soon shall seize 30 But I to God, in grateful thanks, on his unhappy race;

my cheerful voice will raise ; And the next age his hated name And where the great assembly meets, shall utterly deface.

set forth his noble praise. 14 The vengeance of his father's sing 31 For him the poor shall always find upon his head shall fail;

their sure and constart friend And on his mother's crimes shall think, And lie shall from unrighteous dooms and punish him for all.

their guiltless souls delend. 15 All these, in horrid order rank'd

PSALM 110. before the Lord shall stand,

THE Lord unto iny Lord thus spake,

T Till his fierce anger quite cuts of

“ Till I thy foes thy footstool inako, their memory from the land.

2 • sit ihou in state at my right hand:

“Supreme in Sion thou shalt be, PART II.

“And all thy proud opposers see 13 Because he never mercy show'd, “subjected to thy just command. but still the poor oppress'd;

3 “ Thee, in thy power's triumphant day, And sought to slay the helpless man,

“ The willing nations shall obey: with heavy wies distressd:

“anil, when thy rising beams they views 17 Therefore the curse he loved to vent Shall all, redeem'd froin error's night, shall his own portion prove;

Appear as numberless and bright And blessings, which he still abhori'd, “as crystal drops of morning dew." shall far from him remove.

4 The Lord hath sworn, nor sworn in rain, 78 Since he in cursing took such pride,

That, like Melchisedech's, thy neign like water it shall spread.

and priesthood shall no period know: Through all his veins, and stick like oil, 5 No proud competitor lo sit with which bis bones are sed.

At thy right hand wil he perinit, 19 This, like a poison'd robe, shall still but in leis wrath crown'd heads d'erthrow his constant covering be,

6 The sentenced heathen he shall słay, Or an envenom'd belt from which And fill with carcases his way, he never shall he free.

till he hath struck earth's tyrants dead, 20 Thus shall the Lord reward all those 7 But in the high-way brooks shali firsta that ill to me design;

Like a poor pilgrim, şlake his thirst, That with rnalicious false reports

and then in triumph raise liis head. against my life coinbire.

PSALM 111. 21 But for thy glorious name, O God, do thou deliver me;

My soul her utmost power shall raise ; And fur thy plenteous mercy's sake, With private friends, and in he throng preserve and set me free.

Of saints, his praise shall be my song. 22' For I, to utınost straits reduced, 2 His works, for greatness though renown'd, am void of all relief;

itis wondrous works with ease are found My heart is wounded with distress, By those tvho seek for them aright,

and quite pierced through witli grief. And in the pious search delight. 23 I like an evening shadt decline, 3 His works are all of matchless fame, which vanishes apace;

And universal glory claim Like lucusts, up and down l'in tossa His truth, confirm'd through ages past, and have no certain place.

Shill to eternal ages Inst. 94,25My knees with fasting are grown weali, 4 By precepts he hiah us enjoi !!! my body lank and lean;

To keep tis wondrous works in mind,

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And to posterity record,

3 Where'er the circling sun displays That good and gracious is our Lord. His rising beams, or setting rays, 5 His bounty, like a flowing tide,

due praise to his great naine address Has all his servants

' wants supply'd ; 4 Gud ihrcuga the world extends his sway : And he will ever keep in mind

The regions of eternal day His covenant with our fathers sign'd. but shadows of his glory are: 6 At once astonishid and o'erjoy'd, 5 With him whose majesty excels, They saw his matchless power employd, Who made the heaven in which be dwelk, Whereby the beat hen were suppress'd,

let no created power compare. And we their heritage possess'd. 6 Though 'tis beneath his state to view 7 Just are the dealings of his hands, In highest heaven wliat angels do, Iminutable are his commands,

yet he to earth vouchsafes his care: 8 By truth and equity sustain'd, He takes the needy from his cell, And for eternal rules ordain'd.

Advancing him in courts to dwell, 9 He set his saints from bondage free, companion to the greatest there. And then establish'd his decree,

7 When childless families despair, For ever to remain the same:

He sends the blessing of an heir, Holy and reverend is his name

to rescue their expiring name; 10 Who wisdom's sacred prize would win, Makes her that barren was to bear, Must with the fear of God begin: And joyfully her fruit to rear: Immortai preise and hcavenly skill

o then extol his matchless fame! Have they who know and do his will.

PSALM 114.
PSALM 112.
HALLELUJAH. WHEN Iisrael by the Almighty led,

enrich'd with their oppressor's spoil WHAT man is bless'd who stands in awe From Egypt march'd, and Jacob's seed

Of God, and loves his sacred law; from bondage in a foreign soil;
2 His sced on earth shall be renown'd, 2 Jehovah, for his residence,
And with successive honours crown'd. chose out imperial Judah's tent,
S His house, the seat of wealth, shall be His mansiou royal, and from thence
Ao inexhausted treasury:

througli Israel's camp his orders sent His justice, free from all decay,

3 The distant sea with terror saw, Shall blessings to his heirs convey;

and from the Almighty's presence fled; 4 The soul that's fill'd with virtue's light Old Jordan's streams, surprised with awe. Shines brightest in aflliction's night; retreated to their fountain's head, To pity the distress'd inclined,

4 The taller mountains skipp'd like rams, As well as just to all mankind.

when danger near the fold they hear; 5 His liberal favours he extends, The hills skipp'd after them like lambs To some lie gives, to others lends; affrighted by their leader's fear. Yet what his charity impairs,

5 O sea! what made your tide withdraw, He saves by prudence in affairs. and naked leave your oozy hed? 6 Beset with threatening dangers round, Why, Jordan, against nature's law, Unmoved shall he inaintain his ground: secoil'dst thou to thy fountain's head! The sweet remembrance of the just 6 Why, mountains, did ye skip, like rams Shall Hourish when he sleeps in dust. when danger does approach the fold? 7 Ill tidings never can surprise Why after you the hills, like lambs His heart that fix'd on God relies : when they their leader's flight behold? 8 On safety's rock he sits and sees

Earth, tremble on ; well may'st thou fear The shipwreck of his enemies.

thy Lord and Maker's face to see; 9 His hands, while they his alms bestow'd, When Jacob's awful God draws near, His glory's future harvest sow'd,

"tis time for earth and seas to flee : Whence he shall reap wealth, fame, renowa, 8 To Alce from God, who nature's law A temporal and eternal crown.

confirms and cancels at his will; 10 The wicked shall his triumph see,

Who springs from flinty rocks can draw, And gnash their teeth in agony;

and thirsty vales with water fill. While their unrighteous hopes decay,

PSALM 115. and vanishi with themselves away. LORD pot to us, we claim no share,

thy PSALM 113.

Give glory, for thy mercy's sake, YE saints and servants of the Lord, and truth's eternal fame.

The triumphs of his name record; '2 Why should the heathen cry, Where's now 3 bis sacred wame for ever bless;

the God whom we adore ?


& Convince them that in heaven thou art, For God has wondrously to thee
and uncontrollid thy power.

his bounteouy love exprest.
Thetr gods but gold and silver are,

8 When death alarm’d me, he removed the works of mortal hands;

my dangers and my fears;
5 With speechless mouth and sightless eyes My feet from falling he secured,
the molter idol stands.

and dry'd my eyes from tears.
6 The pagearst has both ears and nose,

9 Therefore my life's remaining years, but weither hears nor smells;

which God to me shall lend, 7 Its hands and feet nor feel nor move;

Will I in praises to his name, no life within it dwells.

and in his service spend. 8 Such senseless stocks they are, that we 10, 11 In God I trusted, and of him can nothing like them find,

in greatest straits did boast; But those who on their help rely, For in my flight all hopes of aid and them for gods design d.

from faithless men were lost, 9 O Israel, make the Lord your trust,

12, 13 Then what return to him shall I who is your help and shield

for all his goodness make ? 10 Priests, Levites, trust in him alone, I'll praise his name, and with glad zeal who only help can yield.

the cup of blessing take. 11 Let all who truly fear the Lord, 14, 15 I'll pay my vows among his saints, on him they fear rely;

whose blood, bowe'er despised
Who them in danger can defend, By wicked men, in God's account
and all their wants supply:

is always highly prized.
12, 13 of us he oft has mindful been, 16 By various ties, O Lord, must I
and Israel's house will bless;

to thy dominion bow;
Priests, Levites, proselytes, even all Thy humble handmaid's son before,
who his great name confess.

thy ransom'd captive now!
14 On you, and on your heirs, he will 17, 18 To thee I'll offerings bring of praise
increase of blessings bring;

and whilst I bless thy name,
15 Thrice happy you, who favourites are The just performance of my vows
of this Almighty King!

to all thy saints proclaim.
18 Heaven's highest orb of glory he 19 They in Jerusalem shall meet,
his empire's seat designd;

and in thy house shall join,
And gave this lower globe of earth To bless thy name with one consent,
a portion to mankind.

and mix their songs with mine. 17 They who in death and silence sleep,

PSALM 117. to him no praise afford;

TITH cheerful notes let all the earth

WITH 18 But we will bless for erermore

to heaven their voices raise; our ever-living Lord.

Let all, inspired with godly mirthi,

sing solemn hymns of praise. PSALM 116.

2 God's tender mercy knows ro bound,

his truth shall ne'er decay;
Msowl with grateful thoughts of love
entirely is possest,

Then let the willing nations round
Because the Lord vouchsaled to hear their grateful tribute pay.
the voice of my request.

PSALM 118.
2 Since he has now
his ear icelined,


Praise the Lord, for he is good, I never will despair;

his mercies ne'er decay; But still in all the straits of life

That his kind favours ever last,
to him address my prayer.

let thankful Israel say.
3 With deadly sorrows compass'd round, 3, 4 Their sense of his cternal love
with pains of heil oppress'd;

Jet Aaron's house express ;.
When trouble seized my aching heart,

and anguish rack'd my breast;

that fear the Lord confess. 4 On God's Almighty name I call'd, 5 To God I made my humble moan, and thus to him I pray'd,

with troubles quite oppress'd; « Lord, I beseech thee, save my soul, And he released me from my straits, with sorrow quite dismay'd.”

and granted my request. 5,6 How just and merciful is God! 6 Since therefore God does on my side how gracious is the Lord!

so graciously appear; Who saves the harmless, and to me Why should the vain attempts of men does timely help afford.

possess my soul with fear 7 Then free from pensive cares, my soul, 7 Since God with those that aid my car resume thy wonted rest;

vouchsafes my part to take, Gg


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To all my foes I need not doubt 128 Thou art my Lord, O God, and all a just return to make.

I’li praise thy holy name; 3,9 For better 'tis to trust in God, Because thou only art my God, and have the Lord our friend,

I'll celebrate thy fame. Than on the greatest human power 29 O then with nie give thanks to God, for safety to depend.

who still does gracious prove; 10,11 Though many nations closely leagued, And let the tribute of our praise did oft beset me round;

be endless as his love. Yet by his boundless power sustain’d,

PSALM 119. I did their strength copfound.

ALEPH. 12 They swaraı'd like bees,and yet their rage

kecy was but a short-lived blaze; For whilst on God I still rely'd,

the pure and perfect way! I vanquish'd them with ease.

Who never from the sacred paths

of God's commandments stray ! 13 When all united press'd me hard, in hopes to make me fall,

2 How bless'd, who lo his righteous law

have still obedient been! The Lord vouchsafed to take my party

And have with fervent humble zeal and save me from them all. 14 The honour of my strange escape

his favour sought to win!

3 Such men their utmost caution use to him alone belongs ;

lo shun each wicked deed; He is my Saviour and iny strength, he only claims my songs.

But in the path which he directs

with constant care proceed. 35 Joy fills the dwelling of the jusing whom God has saved froin barın;

4 Thou strietly hast enjoind us, Lord, For wondrous things are brought to pass

to learn thy sacred will; by his Almighty arı.

And all our diligence employ 18 He, by his own resistless power,

thy statutes to fulfil. has endless honour won;

5 O'then that thy most holy will The saving strength of his right hand

might o'er ny ways preside,

And I the course of all my life amazing works has done. 17 God will not suffer me to fall,

by thy direction guide but still prolongs my days ;

6 Then with assurance should I walk,

from all confusion free; That, by declaring all his works,

Convinced, with joy. that all my ways I inay advance his praise. 18 When God had sorely me chastised,

with thy commands agree. till quite of hopes bereaved,

7 My upright beart shall my glad mouth His mercy from the gates of death

with cheerful praises fill; my fainting life reprieved.

When, by thy righteous judgments taughty 19 t'hen open wide the temple-gates,

I shall have learnt thy will. to which the just repair,

8 So to thy sacred laws shall I

all due observance pay; That I may enter in, aud praise my great Deliverer there.

o then forsake me noi, my God, 20, 21 Within those gates of God's a'sode,

nor cast me quite away. to which the righteous press,

BETI. Since thou hast heard, and set me safe, 9 How shall the young preser ve their way thy holy name I'll bless.

froin all pollution free? 22, 23 That which the builders once refused, By making still their course of life is now the corner stone;

with thy commands agree. This is the wondrous work of God, 10 With hearty zeal for thee I seel the work of God alone.

to thee for succour pray; 24, 25 This day is God's; let all the land o suffer not my careless steps exalt their cheerful voice;

from thy right paths to stray Lord, we beseech thee, save us now, 11 Safe in my heart, and closely hid; and make us still rejcice.

thy word, my treasure, lies; 26 Him that approaches in God's name, To succour me with timely aid, let all the assembly bless ,

when sinful thoughts arise. - We that belong to God's own house 12 Secured by that, my grateful soul

have wish'd you good success.” shall ever bless thy name; 27 God is the Lord, through whom we all o teach me then by thy just laws both light and comfort find;

my future life to frame. Fast to the altar's horn, with cords, 13 My lips, unlock'd hy pious zeal, the chosen victim bind.

to others have declared


How well the judgments of thy mouth Do thou, according to thy word,
deserve our best regard.

my wasted strength repair.
14 Whilst in the way of thy commands 29 Far, far from me be all fake wayı
more solid joy I found,

and lying arts removed;
Than had I been with vast incrcase But kindly grart I still may, keep
of envy'd riches crown'd.

the path by thee approved.
15 Therefore thy just and upright laws 30 Thy faithful ways, thou God of truth,
shall always fill my mind

my happy choice I've made; And those souad rules, which thouprescrib*st

, Thy judgments, as my rule of life, all due respect shall find.

before me always laid.
16 To keep thy statutes undefaced 31 My care has been to make my life
shall be my constant joy;

with thy commands agree,
The strict reinembrance of thy word o then preserve thy servant, Lord,
shall all my thoughts

from Shame and ruin free.

32 So in the way of thy commande
17 Be gracious to thy servant, Lord, shall I with pleasure run,
do thou my life defend,

And, with a heart enlarged with joy,
That I, according to thy word,

successfully go on. my future time may spend.

НЕ. 18 Enlighteu both my eyes and mind, 33 Instruct me in thy statutes, Lord, that so I inay discern

thy righteous paths display;
The wondrous works which they belold, And I from them, through all my life,
who thy just precepts learn.

will never go astray.
19 Though, like a stranger in the land, 34 1 thou true wisdom from above
from place to place I stray,

wilt graciously impart,
Thy rightecus judgments from my sight To keep thy perfect laws I will
remove not thou away.

Levote my zealous heart.
20 My faiating soul is almost pined,

35 Direct me in the sacred ways with earnest longing spent,

to which thy precepts lead; Whilst always on the eager search Because my chief delight has been of thy just will inteat.

thy righteous paths to tread. 21 Thy sharp rebuke shall crush the proud, De thou to thy most just commande whóm still thy curse pursues;

incline my wuling heart; Since they to walk in thy right ways Le no desire of worldly wealth presumptucusly refuse.

from thee my thoughts divert. 22" But far from me do thou, O Lord,

97 From those vain objects turn my eyes, contempt and shame remove;

which this false would displays; For I thy sacred laws affect

Bat give me lively power and strength with uudissemhled love.

to keep thy righteous ways. 23 Thougha princes oft, in conncil met, 38 Confirm the promise whích thou mad'ate agaiust thy servant spake;

and give thy servant aid, Yet I thy statuiles to observe

Who to transgress thy sacred laws
my constant business make.

is awfully afraid.
24 For thy comunands have always been 39 The foul disgrace I justly fear,
my comfort and d light;,

ia merey, Lord, remove;
By them I learn, with prudent care, For all the judgments thou ordain'st
to guide my steps aright.

are full of grace and love. DALETH.

40 Thou krow'st how after thy commands 25 My soul, oppress’d with deadly care, my lunging heart does pants close to the dust does cleave;

O then make haste to raise me up, Revive me, Lord, and let me now and promised succour grant. thy promised aid receive.

VAU. 26 To thee I still declared my ways,

41 Thy constant blessing, Lord, bestow, and thou inelin'st thine ear;

to cheer my drooping heart; O teach me then my future life To me, according to thy word, by thy just laws to steer.

t'y saving health impart.
27 Ir thou wilt make me know thy laws, 42 So slall I, when my foes upbraid,
and by their guidance walk,

this ready answer make;
The wondrous works which thou hast done" In God I trust, who never will
shall be my constant talk.

“his faithful promise break.”
28 But see, my soul within me sinks, 13 Then let not quite the word of truth
press'd down witte weighty care; be from thy mouth removed;

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