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4 But are those workers of deceit
30 dull and senseless grown,
That they like bread my people cat,
and God's just power disown?
5 Their causeless fear shall strangely grow;
and they, despised of God,
Shall soon be foil'd; his hand shall throw

and seek a safe retreat.

7, 8 Then would I wander far from hence,
and in wild deserts stray,

Till all this furious storm were spent,
this tempast past away.


9 Destroy, O Lord, their ill designs,
then counsels soon divide;
For through the city my grieved eyes
have strife and rapine spy'd.
10 By day and night, on every wall
And in the midst of all her strength
they walk their constant round;

their shatter'd bones abroad.

6 Would he his saving power employ
to break our serviie band,.
Loud shouts of universal joy
should echo through the land.

LORD, save me, for thy glericus name,
and in thy strength appear,

To judge my cause; accept my prayer, and to my words give ear.

3 Mere strangers, whom I never wrong'd, to ruin me design'd;

And cruel men, that fear no God,
against my soul combined.

4,5 But God takes part with all my friends,
and he's the surest guard;
The God of truth shall give my foes
their falshood's due reward;

6 While I my grateful offerings bring,
and sacrifice with joy;

And in his praise my time to come delightfully employ.

7 From dreadful danger and distress the Lord hath set me free; Through him shall I of all my foes the just destruction see.


G vnd listen when I

IVE ear, thou Judge of all the earth,

Nor from thy humble suppliant turn
thy glorious face away.

2 Attend to this my sad complaint,

and hear my grievous moans; While I my mournful case declare, with artless sighs and groans.

8 Hark how the foe insults aloud!
how fierce oppressors rage!
Whose slanderous tongues, with wrathful


against my fame engage.

4,5 My heart is rack'd with pain; my soul
with deadly frights distress'd;
With fear and trembling compass'd round,
with horror quite oppress'd.
B How often wish'd I then, that I
the dove's swift wings could get

11 Whoe'er through every part shall roam
are grief and mischief found.
will fresh disorders meet;
Deceit and guile their constant posts
maintain in every street.

12 Fer 'twas not any open foe

that false reflections made;

For then I could with ease have borne
the bitter things he said:
'Twas none who hatred had profess'd,
that did against me rise;

For then I had withdrawn myself
from his malicious eyes.

18, 14 But 'twas e'en thou, my guide, my

Whose sweet advice I valued most;
whom tenderest love die join;

whose prayers were mix'd with mine.
15 Sure vengeance, equal to their crimes,
such traitors must surprise,

And sudden death requite those ills
they wickedly devise.

16, 17 But I will call on God, who still
shall in my aid appear;

At morn, at noon, at night, I'll pray:
and he my voice shall hear.


18 God has released my soul from those
that did with me contend;

And made a numerous host of friends
my righteous cause defend.
19 For he, who was my help of old,
shall now his suppliant hear;
And punish them whose prosperous state
makes them no God to fear.

20 Whom can I trust, if faithless men
perfidiously devise

To ruin me, their peaceful friend,

and break the strongest ties? 21 Though soft and melting are their words, their hearts with war abound; Their speeches are more smooth than oil, and yet like swords they wound. 22 Do thou, my soul, on God depend, and he shall thee sustain; He aids the just, whom to supplant the wicked strive in vain.

25 My foes that trade in lies and blood,
shall all untimely die;
Whilst I, for health and length of days,
on thee, my God, rely.


Do thou, O God, in mercy help;

for man my life pursues;

To crush me with repeated wrongs,
he daily strife renews.
2 Continually my spiteful foes
to ruin me combine;

Thou seest, who sitt'st enthroned on high,
what mighty numbers join.

S But though sometimes surprised by fear, on danger's first alarm;

Yet still for succour I depend on thy Almighty arm.

4 God's faithful promise I shall praize, on which I now rely;

In God I trust, and, trusting him, the arm of flesh defy.

Who wonders last for me begun,

And wilt not leave thy work undone.
3 From heaven protect me by thine arm,
And shame all those who seek my harm;
To my relief thy mercy send,

And truth, on which my hopes depend.
4 For I with savage men converse,
Like hungry lions wild and fierce;
With men whose teeth are spears, their
Envenom'd darts, and two-edged swords.
And, as thy glory fills the sky,
5 Be thou, O God, exalted high;
So let it be on earth display'd,
Till thou art here, as there, obey'd.
6 To take me they their net prepared,
And had almost my soul ensnared;
But fell themselves, by just decree,
Into the pit they made for me.
7 O God, my heart is fix'd, 'tis bent,
Its thankful tribute to present;
And, with my heart, my voice I'll raise

5 They wrest my words, and make them To thee, my God, in songs of praise


a sense they never meant ;
Their thoughts are all, with restless spite,
on my destruction bent.

6 In close assemblies they combine,
and wicked projects lay;
They watch my steps, and lie in wait
to make my soul their prey.
7 Shall such injustice still escape?
O righteous God, arise;

Let thy just wrath, too long provoked,
this impious race chastise.

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8 Thou numberest all my steps, since first
I was compell'd to flee;
My very tears are treasured
and register'd by thee.
When therefore I invoke thy aid,
my foes shall be o'erthrown;
For I am well assured that God
my righteous cause will own.

8 Awake, my glory; harp and lute,
No longer let your strings be mute;
And I, my tuneful part to take,
Will with the early dawn awake.
9 Thy praises, Lord, I will resound
To all the listening nations round;
10 Thy mercy highest heaven transcends;
Thy truth beyond the clouds extends.
11 Be thou, O God, exalted high;
And, as thy glory fills the sky,
So let it be on earth display'd,
Till thou art here, as there, obey'd.

SPEAK, Oye judges of the earth,
if just your sentence be;

10. 11 I'll trust God's word, and so despise
the force that man can raise ;
12 To thee, O God, my vows are due;
to thee I'll render praise,

13 Thou hast retrieved my soul from death:
and thou wilt still secure
The life thou hast so oft preserved,
and make my footsteps sure:
14 That thus protected by thy power,
I may this life enjoy;
And in the service of my God
my lengthen'd days employ.

THY mercy, Lord, to me extend;
On thy protection I depend;
And to thy wing for shelter haste,
Till this outrageous storm is
2 To thy tribunal. Lord, I fly,
Thou sovereign Judge, and God most high,


Cr must not innocence appeal
to heaven from your decree?
2 Your wicked hearts and judgments are
alike by malice sway'd;

Your griping hands, by weighty bribes,
to violence betray'd.

3 To virtue strangers, from the womb
their infant steps went wrong;
They prattled slander, and in lies
employ'd their lisping tongue.

4 No serpent of parch'd Afric's breed
does ranker poison bear;
The drowsy adder will as soon
unlock his sullen ear.

5 Unmoved by good advice, and deat
as adders they remain;

From whom the skilful charmer's voice
can no attention gain.

e Defeat, O God, their threatening rage
and timely break their power;
Disarm these growling lions' jaws,
e'er practised to devour.

7 Let now their insolence, at height,
like ebbing tides be speat;

Their shiver'd darts deceive their aim,
when they their bow have bent.
8 Like snails let them dissolve to slime;
like hasty births, become
Unworthy to behold the sun,

and dead within the womb.

9 E'er thorns can make the flesh-pots boil. tempestuous wrath shall come

From God, and snatch them hence alive
to their eternal doom.

10 The righteous shall rejoice to see
their crimes with vengeance meet;
And saints in persecutor's blood
shall dip their harmless feet.

Lest we, ungratefully, too soon
forget their overthrow.
Disperse them through the nations round
by thy avenging power;

Do thou bring down their haughty pride,
O Lord, our shield and tower.
12 Now, in the height of all their hopes,
their arrogance chastise;

Whose tongues have sinn'd without restraint,
and curses join'd with lies.

13 Nor shalt thou, whilst their race endures, thine anger, Lord, suppress;

That distant lands, by their just doon, « may Israel's God confess.

11 Transgressors then with grief shall see 14 At evening let them still persist

just men rewards obtain;

And own a God, whose justice will the guilty earth arraign.


DELIVER me. O Lord, my God,
from all my spiteful foes;
In my defence oppose thy power
to theirs, who me oppose.

2 Preserve me from a wicked race,
who make a trade of ill;
Protect me from remorseless men,
who seek my blood to spill.
3 They lie in wait, and mighty powers
against my life combine,
Implacable; yet, Lord, thou know'st,
for no offence of mine.

4 In haste they run about, and watch
my guiltless life to take;
Look down, O Lord, on my distress,
and to my help awake.

like growling dogs to meet,
Still wander all the city round,

and averse every street.
15 Then, as for malice now they do,
for hunger let them stray;
And yell their vain complaints aloud,
defeated of their prey.

16 Whilst early I thy mercy sing,
thy wondrous power confess;
For thou hast been my sure defence,
my refuge in distress.

17 To thee, with never-ceasing praise,
O God, my strength, I'll sing;
Thou art my God, the Rock from whence
my health and safety spring.

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us, in mercy, Lord, return.

5 Thou, Lord of Hosts, and Israel's God,
their heatben rage suppress;
Relentless vengeance take on those
who stubbornly transgress.

6 At evening, to beset my house,
like growling dogs they meet;
While others through the city range,
and ransack every street.

7 Their throats envenom'd slander breathe;
their tongues are sharpen'd swords;
"Who bears?" say they," or, hearing, dares
"reprove our lawless words?"
8 But from thy throne thou shalt, O Lord,
their baffled plots deride;
And soon to shame and scorn expose
their boasted heathen pride.

On thee I wait; 'tis on thy strength
for succour I depend;
Tis thou, O God, art my defence,
who only can defend.

10 Thy mercy, Lord, which has so oft
from danger set me free,
Shall crown my wishes, and subdue
my haughty foes to me.

11 Destroy them not, O Lord, at once;
restrain thy vergeful blow;

2 Our strength, that firm as earth did stand,
Is rent by thy avenging hand;

O! heal the breeches thou hast made:
We shake, we fall, without thy aid!
3 Our folly's sad effects we feel;
For, drunk with discord's cup we reel:
4 But now, for them who thee revered,
Thou hast thy truth's bright banner rear'd.
5 Let thy right hand thy saints protect;
Lord, hear the prayers that we direct:
6 The holy God has spoke; and I,
O'erjoy'd, on his firm word rely:
To thee in porticas I'll divide
Fair Sichem's soil, Samaria's pride;
To Sichem, Succoth next I'll join,
And measure out her vale by line.
7 Manasseh, Gilead, beth subscribe
To my commands, with Ephraim's tribe;
Ephraim by arms supports my cauзe,
And Judahi by religious laws.

8 Moab my slave and drudge shall be,
Nor Edom from my yoke get free;
Proad Palestine's imperious state
Shall humbly on our triumph wait.
9 But who shall quell these mighty powers,
And clear my way to Edom's towers?

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Or through her guarded frontiers tread The path that doth to conquest lead? 10 Ev'n thou, O God, who hast dispersed Our troops (for we forsook thee first); Those whom thou didst in wrath forsake, Atoned, thou wilt victorious make. 11 Do thou our fainting cause sustain; For human succours are but vain. 12 Fresh strength and courage God bestows: 'Tis he treads down our proudest foes. PSALM 61.

LORD, hear my cry, regard my prayer, which I, oppress'd with grief,

2 From earth's remotest part address to thee for kind relief.

O lodge me safe beyond the reach

of persecuting power;

5 Thou, who so oft from spiteful foes
hast been my sheltering tower.
4 So shall I in thy sacred courts
secure from danger lie;
Beneath the covert of thy wings,
all future storms defy.

5 In sign my vows are heard, once more
I o'er thy chosen reign;

60! bless with long and prosperous life the king thou didst ordain.

7 Confirm his throne, and make his reign accepted in thy sight;

And let thy truth and mercy both
in his defence unite.

8 So shall I ever sing thy praise,
thy name for ever bless;
Devote my prosperous days to pay
the vows of my distress."


My soul for help on God relies;

from him alone my safety flows; My Rock, my Health, that strength supplies to bear the shock of all my foes. 8 How long will ye contrive my fall, which will but hasten on your own? You'll totter like a bending wall,

or fence of uncemen ed stone. 4 To make my envy'd honours less, they strive with lies, their chief delight; For they,though with their mouths they bless, in private curse with inward spite. 5,6 But thou, my soul, on God rely; on him alone thy trust repose: My Rock and Health will strength supply to bear the shock of all my foes. 7 God does his saving health dispense, and flowing blessings daily send: He is my fortress and defence;

on him my soul shall still depend. 8 In him, ye people, always trust; before his throne pour out your hearts; For God, the merciful and just,

his timely aid to us imparts. 9 The vulgar fickle are and frail; the great dissemble and betray;

And, laid in truth's impartial scale,

the lightest things will both outweigh
10 Then trust not in oppressive ways;
by spoil and rapine grow not vain;
Nor let your hearts, if wealth increase,
be set too much upon your gain.
11 For God has oft his will express'd,
and I this truth have fully known;
To be of boundless power possess'd
belongs, of right, to God alone.
12 Though mercy is his darling grace,
in which he chiefly takes delight;
Yet will he all the uman race
according to their works requite.

GOD, my gracious God, to thee
My morning prayers shall offer'd bes
for thee my thirsty soul does pant :
My fainting flesh implores thy grace
Within this dry and barren place,

where I refreshing waters want.
20! to my longing eyes, once more
That view of glorious power restore,

which thy majestic house displays: 3 Because to me thy wond cus love Than life itself does dearer prove,

my lips shall always speak thy praise. 4 My life, while I that life enjoy, In blessing God I will employ;

with lifted hands adore his name: 5 My soul's content shall be as great As theirs, who choicest dainties eat,

while I with joy his praise proclaim. 6 When down Ilie, sweet sleep to find, Thou, Lord, art present to my mind;

and when I wake in dead of night: 7 Because thou still dost su our bring, Beneath the shadow of thy wing

I rest with safety and delight. 8 My soul, when foes would me devour, Cleaves fast to thee, whose matchless power in her support is daily shown: 9 But those the righteous Lord shall slay, That my destruction wish; and they

that seek my life shall lose their own 10 They by untimely ends shall die, Their fesh a prey to foxes lie;

but God shall fill the king with joy. 11 Who thee confess shall still rejoice, Whilst the false tongue, and lying voice, thou, Lord, shalt silence and destroy.


LORD, hear the voice of my complaint

to my request give ear;

Preserve my life from cruel foes,
and free my soul from fear.
2 O! hide me with thy tenderest care,
in some secure retreat,
From sinners that against me rise,
and all their plots defeat.

3 See how, intent to work my harm,
they whet their tongues like sword

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