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If thou, O Israel, to my words
And all the nations of the world will lend thy listening ear;
shall own thy righteous sway. 9 Then shall no God besides myself
PSALM 83. within thy coasts be fourd;
LTOLD not thy peace, O Lord our Gole Nor shalt thou worship any God
no longer silent be; of all the nations round.
Nor with consenting quiet looks 10 The Lord thy God am I, who thee our ruin calmly see.
brought forth from Egypt's land ; 2 For lo! the tomults of thy foes Tis I that all thy just desires
o'er all the land are spread; supply with liberal hand.
And those who hate thy saints and the 11 But they, my chosca race, refused lift
up their threatening head. to hearken to iny voice;
3 Against thy zealous people, Lord, Nor would rehellious Israel's sons
they crafiíly combine; make me their happy choice.
And to destroy thy choseu saints 12 So I, provoked, resign’d them up, have laid their close design. to every lust a prey;
4. "Come let us cut them off," And in their own perverse designs
" their nation quite desace; permitted them to stray.
“ That ne remembrance may remain 130 that my people wisely would
< of Israel's hated race." my just commandments heed! 5 Thus they against thy people's peace And Israel in my righteous ways
consult with one consent; with pious care proceea!
And differing nations, jointly leagued, 14 Then should my heavy judgments fall their common malice vent. on all that them oppose,
6 The Ishmaelites, that dwell in tents, And iny avenging hand be turn'd
with warlike Edom join'd, against their numerous foes.
And Moah's song, our ruin vow, 15 Their enemies and mine should all with Ilagar's race combined. before my foot-stool bend;
7 Proud Ammon's offspring, Gebal tog But as for them, their happy slate
with Amalek conspire; should never know an end.
The Lords of Palestine, and all 16 All parts with plerty should abound; the wealthy sor:s of Tyre. with finest wheat their field:
8 All these the strong Assyrian king The barren rocks, to please their taste, their firm ally have got; should richest honey yield.
Who with a powerful arıny aids
the incestuonis race of Lot. PSALM 82.
PART II. OD in the great assembly stands, 9 But lel such vengeance come to them, where his unpartial cve,
as once to Midian came; In state surveys the earthly gods, To Jabin and proud Sisera, and does their judgmenis try.
at Kishon's latal stream; 2, 3 ]low dare ye then unjusily judge, 10 When thy right hand their numerous hasta or be to sinners kind ?
near Endor did confound, Defend the orphans and the poor ;
And left their carcases for dung let such your justice find.
to feed the hungry ground. 4 Protect the humble helpless man, 11 Let all their mighty men the fate reduced to deep distress;
of Zeb and Oreb share; And let not him become a prey
As Zeba and Zalmuna, so to such as would Ppress.
let all their princes fare: 5 They neither kncw, nor will they learn, 12 Who, with the same design inspired, brut blindly rove and stray;
thus vainly boasting spake, Justice and truth, the world's supports, “ In fin possession for ourselves through all the land decay.
" let us God's houses take." 6 Well then might God in anger say,
13 To ruin let them haste, like wheel “ I've call'd you hy my rain?;
which downward swiftly move; " I've said ye're gods, and all ally'd Like chaff before the wind, let all " to the Nost High in same:
their scaliered forces prove. 7 “But ne'ertheless your unjust deeds 14, 15 As fiaines consume dry wood, or health " to strict account I'll call;
that on parch'd mountains grows, " You all shall die like common ren, So let thy fierce pursuing wrath " like other tyrants fall."
with terrors strike thy foes. 8 Arise, and thy just judgments, Lord, 16,17 Lord,shroud their faces with disgracy throughout the earth display;
that they may own tby napie;
Or them confound, whose harden'd hearts
PSALM 85. thy gentler means disclaim. 18 So shall the wondering world confess, LORD, thou hast granted
to thy land
the favours we that thou, who claim'st alone
And faithful Jacob's captive race Jehovah's name, o'er all the earth
hast graciously restored. bast raised thy lofty throne.
2, 3 Thy people's sins thou hast forgiven,
and all their guilt defaced; PSALM 84.
Thou hast not let thy wrath flame on,
nor thy fierce anger last. O
God of hosts, the mighty Lord, 4 O God our Saviour, all our hearts
to thy obedience turn; Where thou, enthroned in glory, show'st That, quench'd with our repenting tears, the brightness of thy face?
thy wrath no more may burn. 2 My longing soul faints with desire
5, 6 For why should'st thou be angry still, to view thy blest abode;
and wrath so long retain? My paaling heart and flesh cry out
Revive us, Lord, and let thy saints for thee, the living God.
thy wonted comfort gain. 3 The birds, more happy far than I,
7 Thy gracious favour, Lord, display, around thy temple throng;
which we have long implored ; Securely there they build, and there
And, for thy wondrous mercy's sake, securely hatch their young.
thy wouted aid afford. 4 O Lord of hosts, my King and God, 8 God's answer patiently I'll wait; how highly blest are they,
for he, with glad success, Who in thy teinple always dwell, If they no more to folly turn,
and there thy praise display! 5 Thrice happy they,whose choice has thee 9 To all that fear his holy name
his mourning saints will bless their sure protecaon made;
his sure salvation's near; Who long to tread the sacred ways And in its former happy state that to thy dwelling lead !
our nation shall appear. 6 Who pass through Baca's thirsty vale, 10 For mercy now with truth is joiu'd, yet no refreshment want;
and righteousness with peace, Their pools are fill'd with rain, which thou Like kind companions, absent long, at their request dost grant.
with friendly arms embrace. 7 Thus they proceed from streugth to 11, 12 Truth from the earth shall spring strength,
whilst heaven and still approach more near;
shall streams of justice pour : Till all on Sion's holy mount,
And God, from whom all goodness flows, before their God appear.
shall endless plenty shower. 8 O Lord, the mighty God of hosts, 13 Before him righteousness shall march, my just request regard :
and his just paths prepare; Thou God of Jacob, let my prayer While we his holy steps pursue he still with favour heard.
with constant zeal and care. 9 Behold, O God, for thou alone
PSALM 86. canst timely aid dispense; On thy anointed servant look, be thou his strong defence.
To my complaint, O Lord my God,
thy gracious ear incline; 10 For in thy courts one single day Hear me, distress’d, and destitute Ptis better to attend,
of all relief but thine. Than, Lord, in any place besides 2 Do thou, O God, preserve my soul, a thousand days to spend.
that does thy name adore ; Much rather in God's house will 1 Thy servant keep, and him, whose trust the meanest office take,
relies on thee, restore. Than in the wealthy tents of sin
3 To me, who daily thee invoke, my pompous dwelling make.
thy mercy, Lord, extend; 11 For God, who is our Sun and Shield, 4 Refresh thy servant's soul, whose bopes will grace and glory give;
on thee alone depend. And no good thing will he withhold 5 Thou, Lord, art good, nor only good, from thear that justly live.
but prompt to pardon too; 12 Thou God, whom heavenly 1 osts obey, Of plenteous mercy to all those how highly blest is he,
who for thy mercy sue. Wbose hope and trust, securely placed, 6 To my repeated humble prayer, is still reposed on thee!
O Lord, aitentive be;
When troubled, I on thee will call, 7 He'll Sion find with qumbers full& for thou wilt answer me.
of such as merit high renowe; 8 Among the gods there's none like thee, Fur hand and voice musicians skilld; O Lord, alone divine !
and (her transcending fame to crown) To thee as ouch inferior they,
of such she shall successions bring, as are their works to thine.
Like water froin a living spring. 9 Therefore their great Creator thee
PSALM 88. the nations shall adore; Their long mieguided prayers and praise Thee
, my God and Saviour, I
By day and night address my cryi to thy bless'd name restore.
2 Vouchsafe my mðurnful voice to hear; 10 All shall confess thee great, and great To my distress incline thine ear. the wonders thou hast done;
3 For seas of trouble me invade, Confess thee God, the God supreme, My soul draws nigh to death's cold shade; confess thee God alone.
4 Like one whose strength and hopes are fleda PART II.
They number me among the dead: 11 Teach me thy way, O Lord, and I 5 Like those who, shrouded in the grave, from truth shall ne'er depart;
From thee no more remembrance have; In reverence to thy sacred name 6 Cast off from thy sustaining care, devoutly fix my heart.
Down to the confines of despair. 12 Thee will I praise, O Lord my God, ? Thy wrath has hard upon me lain,
praise thee with heart sincere; Aflicting me with restless pain ; And to thy everlasting name
Me all thy mountain waves have pressidy eternal trophies rear.
Too weak, alas, to bear the least. 13 Thy boundless mercy shown to me, 8 Removed from friends, I sigh alone, transcends my power to tell ;
In a loathed dungeon laid, where none For thou hast oft redeem'd my soul A visit will vouchsafe to me, from lowest depths of hell.
Confined, past hopes of liberty, 14 O God, the sons of pride and strife 9 My eyes from weeping never cease; have my destruction sought;
They waste, but still my griefs increase; Regardless of thy power, that oft Yet daily, Lord, to thee I've pray'd, has my deliverance wrought.
With oul-stretch'd hands invoked thy aidh 15 But thou thy constant goodness didst 10 Wilt thou by miracle revive to my assistance bring;
The dead, whom thou forsook'st alive! of patience, mercy, and of truth, From death restore, thy praise to sing, thou everlasting spring!
Whom thou from prison would'st not bring! 16 0 bounieous Lord, thy grace and strength 11 Shall the mute grave thy love confess! to me thy servant show;
A mouldering tomb thy faithfulness Thv kind protection, Lord, on me, 12 Thy truth and power renown obtain
thine handmaid's son, bestow. Where darkness and oblivion reign? 27 Some signal give, which my proud foes 13 To thee, O Lord, I cry forlorn ;
may see with shame and rage, My prayer prevents the early morn: When ihou, O Lord, for my relief 14 Why hast thou, Lord, my soul torsook; and comfort dost engage.
Nor once vouchsafed a gracious look!
15 Prevailing sorrows bear me down, I the Lord there condescends to dwell; Thy terrors past distract my mind,
growej 2 His Sion's gates, in his account, And fears of blacker days behind. our Israel's fairest tents excel.
16 Thy wrath hast burst upon my head, 3 Fame glorious things of thee shall sing, Thy terrors fill my soul with dread; O city of the Almighty King!
17 Environ'd as with waves combined, 4 I'll
mention Rahab with due praise, And for a general deluge join'd. in Babylon's applauses join,
18 My lovers, friends, familiars, all The fame of Ethiopia raise,
Removed froin sight, and out of call; with that of Tyre and Palestine; To dark oblivion all retired, And grant that some ainong them born, Dead, or at least to me expired.jp Their age and country did adorn,
PSALM 89. 5 But still of Sion I'll aver, that many such from her proceed ;
my song on the shell ever dwell 'The Almighty shall establish her; To ages yet unborn, my tongue 6 His general list shall show, when read, thy never-failing truth shall tell
. That such a person there was born, 12 I have affirm’d, and still maintain, And such did such ao age adorn,
thy mercy shall for ever last;
Thy truth, that does the heavens sustaic, 20 “My servant David I have found,
Like them shall stand for ever fast. with holy oil anointed him; 8 Thus spak'st thou by thy prophet's voice, 21 "Him shall the hand support thatcrown'd.
“ With David I a league have made; " and guard, that gave the diadem. "To hii, my servant, and my choice, 22“No prince from him shall tribute force,
“hy solemn oath this grant convey'd : " no son of strife shall liim annoy; 4 "While earth, and seas, and skies endure, 23 His spiteful foes I will disperse,
u thy seed shall in my sight remain; 6 and them before his face destroy. " To them thy throne I will ensure, 24 " My truth and grace shall him sustain;
" they shall to endless ages reign.” “ his armies, in well-order'd ranks, 6 For such stupendous truth and love, 25 “Shall conquer, from the Tyrian Main
both heaven and earth just praises owe, "to Tigris and Euphrates' hanks. By choirs of angels sung above, 26" Me for his father he shall take,
and by assembled saints below. “ his God and Rock of safety call ; 6 What seraph of celestial birth 27 “ Him I my first-born son will make,
to vie with Israel's God shall dare? * and earthly kings his subjects all. Or who among the geds of earth 28 - To him my mercy I'll secure,
with our Almighty Lord compare? “ my covenant make for ever fast: y With reverence and religious dread, 29 “ His seed for ever shall endure; his saints should to his temple press ; “his throne, till heaven
dissolves, shall last. His fear thro' all their hearts should spread,
PART II. who his Almighty name confess. 30 “ But if his heirs my law forsake, 8 Lord God of armies, who can boast "and from my sacred precepts stray,
of strength or power like thine renown'd? |31 “ If they my righteous statutes break, Of such a numerous, faithful host,
“nor strictly my commands obey; as that which does thy throne surround ? 32 “ Their sins I'll visit with a rod, 9 Thou dost the lawless sea control, " and for their folly make them smart,
and change the prospect of the deep; 33 " Yet will not cease to be their God, Thou mak'st the sleeping hillows roll; “nor from my truth, like them, departe
thon mak’st the rolling billows sleep., 34 “ My covenant I will ne'er revoke, 10 Thou break’st in pieces Rahab's pride, “ but in remembrance fast retain;
and didst oppressing power disarm; “ The thing that once my lips have spoke Thy scaiter'd foes have dearly try'd “shall in eternal force remain.
the force of thy reisiless arm. 35 “ Once I have swern, but once for all, 11 In thee the sovereign right reinaing 56 and made my holiness the tie, of earth and heaven; thee, Lord, alone " That I my grant will
, The world, and all that it contains, "nor to my servant David lie:
their Maker and Preserver own. 36 "Whose throne and race the constant sup 12 The poles on which the globe does rest“shall, like his course, establish'd see;
were form'd by thy creating voice; 57 " Or this my oath, thou conscious moon, Tabor and Herinon, east and west, u in heaven my faithful witness be.”
in thy sustaining power i ejoice. 33 Such was thy gracious promise, Lord; 13 Thy arm is mighty, strong thy hand, but thou hast now our tribes forsook,
yet, Lord, thou dost with justice reign; Thy own Anointed hast abhorr'd, 14 Possess'd of absolute command, and turn'd on him thy wrathful look.
thou truth and mercy dost maintain. 39 Thou seemest to have render'd void 15 Happy, thrice happy they, who hear the covenant with thy servant made;
thy sacred trumpet's joyful sound; Thou hast his dignity destroy'd,
and in the dust his honour laid.
who on thy sacred name rely; 41 His frontier coasts defenceless left, And, in thy righteousness employ'd, a public scorn, and common prey.
above their foes be raised on high. 42 His ruin does glad triumphs yield 17 For in thy strength they shall advance, to foes, advanced by thee lc might;
whose conquests from thy favour spring; 43 Thou hast his conquering sword unsteeld,
and Israel's God our Israel's King. 14 His glory is to darkness fled,
"A mighty champion I will send ; 45 His youth to wretched bondage led,
46 How long shall we thy absence mourn ?, Yet then our hoasted strength decays, wilt thou for ever, Lord, retire?
to sorrow tuin'd and paio; Shall thy consuming anger burn, So soon the slender thread is cut, till that and we at once expire ?
and we no more remain. 47 Consider, Lord, how short a space
PART II. thou dost for mortal life ordain; 11 But who thy anger's dread effects No method to prolong the race,
does, as he ought, revere? but loading it with grief and pain. And yet thy wrath does fall or rise, 48 What man is he that can control
as more or less we fear. death's strict unalterable doom? 12 So teach us, Lord, the uncertain sune Or rescue from the grave his soul, of our short days to mind,
the grave that must mankind entomb? That to true wisdom all our hearts 49 Lord, where's thy love, thy boundless may ever be inclined. grace,
13 0 to thy servants, Lord, return; the oath to which thy truth did seal, and speedily relent! Consign'd to David and his race, As we forsake our sins, do thou
the grant which time shall ne'er repeal? revoke our punishment.
with infamy, reproach and spite; thy early mercy send;
from nations of licentious might. in joy and comfort spend. 51 low they, reproaching thy great name, 15 Let happy times, with large amends,
have made thy servant's hope their jest; dry up our former tears, 52 Yet thy just praises we'll proclaim, Or equal at the least the term and ever sing, The Lord be blest.
of our afflicted
years. PSALM 90.
16 To all thy servants, Lord, let this O Lord, the Saviour and defence thy wondrous work be known, us ,
And to our offspring yet unborn From age to age thou still hast been thy glorious power be shown. our sure abiding place.
17 Let thy bright rays upon us shine, 2Before tbou brought'st the mountains forth, give thou our work success;
or the earth and world didst frame, The glorious work we have in band Thou always wast the mighty God,
do thou vouchsafe to bless. and ever art the same. 3 Thou turnest man, O Lord, to dust,
PSALM 91. of which he first was made; And when thou speak'st the word, Return, HE that has God his guardian mado
Shall, under the Almighty's shade 'tis instantly ohey'd.
secure and undisturb'd ahide: 4 For in thy sight a thousand years 2 Thus to my soul of him I'll say, are like a day that's past,
He is my fortress and my stay, Or like a watch in dead of night,
my God, in whom I will confide. ! whole hours unminded waste.
3 His tender love and watchful care 5 T'nou sweep'st us off as with a flood, Shall free thee from the fowler's snare, we vanish hence like dreams;
and from the noisome pestilence: At first we grow like grass that feels 4 He over thee his wings shall spread, the sun's reviving beams:
And cover thy unguarded head; 6 But howsoever fresh and fair
his truth shall be thy strong defenc% its morning beauty shows;
5 No terrors that surprise by night Tis all cut down and wither'd quite, Shall thy undaunted courage fright, before the evening close.
por deadly shafts that fly by day; 7, 8 We by thine anger are consumed, 6 Nor plague, of unknown rise, that kills and by thy wrath dismay'd;
In darkness, nor infectious ills Our public crimes and secret sins
that in the hottest season slay. before thy sight are laid.
7 A thousand at thy side shall die, 9 Beneath thy anger's sad effects At thy right hand ten thousand lie. our drooping days we spend;
while thy firm health untouch'd remains Our unregarded years break off,
8 Thou only shalt look on and see like tales that quickly end.
The wicked's dismal tragedy, 10 Our term of time is seventy years, and count the siuner's mournful gains. an age that few survive;
19 Because, with well-placed confidence, But if, with more than common strength, Thou mak'st the Lord thy sure defence, to eighty we arrive,
and on the Highest dost rely;