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God, to whom revenge belongs,
3, 4 How long, O Lord, shall sinful men
5,6 Not only they thy saints oppress,
7" And yet the Lord shall ne'er perceive,'
"the God of Jacob take."
8 At length, ye stupid fools, your wants endeavour to discern:
In folly will you still proceed,
and wisdom never learn?
9, 19 Can he be deaf who form'd the ear?
11 He fathoms all the thoughts of men;
Whilst God prepares a pit for those
14 For God will never from his saints
15 The world shall then confess thee just
Or who, when sinners would oppress, my righteous cause shall plead?
17, 18, 19 Long since bad I in silence slept, but that the Lord was near, To stay me when I slipt; when sad, my troubled heart to cheer. 20 Wilt thou, who art a God most just, their sinful throne sustain,
Who make the law a fair pretence
their wicked ends to gain? 21 Against the lives of rightecus men they form their close design; And blood of innocents to spill
in solemn league combine. 22 But my defence is firmly placed in God, the Lord most high: He is my rock, to which I may for refuge always fly.
23 The Lord shall cause their ill designs on their own heads to fall: He in their sins shall cut them off, our God shall slay them ail.
Come, loud anthems let us sing, Loud thanks to our Almighty king; For we our voices high should raise, When our salvation's Rock we praise. 2 Into his presence let us haste, To thank him for his favours past; To him address, in joyful songs, The praise that to his name belongs. 8 For God the Lord, enthroned in state, Is with unrivall'd glory, great : A King superior far to all
If then you'll, like his flock, draw neat, To-day, if his voice will hear,
Whom gods the heathen falsely call.
5 The rolling ocean's vast abyss,
7 For he's our God, our Shepherd he,
8 Let not your harden'd hearts renew
9 When through the wilderness they moved,
ING to the Lord a new-made song;
her common patrons praise resound: 2 Sing to the Lord, and bless his name, From day to day his praise proclaim,
who us has with salvation crown'd: 3 To heathen lands his fame rehearse, His wonders to the universe.
4 He's great an greatly to be praised; In majesty and glory raised
above all other deities:
5 For pageantry and idols all
which he, and he alone, can claim:
and banish'd justice will restore;
the tuneful choir of birds awake,
his circuit through the earth to take:
JEHOVAH reigns, let all the earth
Let all the isles with sacred mirth, 16 The trumpet and shrill cornet's sound,
in his applause unite their voice. before the Almighty King. 2 Darkness and clouds of awful shade 7 Let the loud ocean roar her joy,
his dazzling glory shroud in stale; with all the seas contain ; Justice and truth his guards are made, The earth, and her inhabitants, and fix'd by his pavilion wait.
join concert with the main. s Devouring fire before his face, 8 With joy let rivulets swell to streams,
his foes around with vengeance struck; to spreading torrents they ; 4 Ilis lightning set the world on blaze; And echoing vales from hill to kill
earth saw it, and with terror shook. redoubled shouts convey; 5 The proudest bills his presence felt, 9To welcome down the world's great Judge,
their height nor strength could help afford; who does with justice come, The proudest hills like wax did melt And with impartial equity,
in presence of the Almighty Lord. both to reward and doom. 6 The heavens, his righte Jusness to show,
PSALM 99. with storms of fire our foes pursued, JE
TEHOVAH reigns ; let therefore all And all the trembling world below
the guilty nations quake: have his descending glory view'd. On Cherubs wings he sits enthroned; 7 Confounded be their impious hosts, let earth's foundations shake.
who make the gods to whom they pray; 2 On Sion's hill he keeps his court, All who of pageant idols boast :
his palace makes her towers ; to him, ye gods, your worship pay. Yet thence his sovereignty extends 8 Glad Sion of thy triumph heard, supreme o'er earthly powers.
and Judah's daughters were o'erjoyd ; 3 Let therefore all with praise address Because thy righteous judgments, Lord, his great and dreadful name;
have pagan pride and power destroy’d. And, with his unresisted might, 9 For thou, O God, art seated high
his holiness proclaim. above earth's potentates enthroned; 4 For truth and justice, in his reign, Thou, Lord, unrivall'd in the sky,
of strength and power take place; supreme hy all the gods art own'd. His judgments are with righteousness 10 Ye who to serve this Lord aspire, dispensed to Jacol's race.
abhor what's ill, and truth esteem; 5 Therefore exalt the Lord our God; He'll keep his servants' souls entire, before his footstool fall;
and them from wicked hands redeem. And, with his unresisted might, 11 For seeds are sown of glorious light, his holiness extol. a future harvest for the just;
6 Moses and Aaron thus of old And gladness for the heart that's right, among his priests adored;
to recoinpense its pious trust. Among his prophets Samuel thus 12 Rejoice, ye righteous, in the Lord; his sacred name in plored. memorials of his holiness
Distress’d, upon the Lord they call'd, Deep in your faithful breasts record, who ne'er their suit deny'd; and with your thankfui longues confess. But, as with reverence they implored, PSALM 98.
he graciously reply'd.
7 For with their camp, to guide their march,
, the cloudy pillar moved ; who wondrous things has done ; They kept his law, and to his will With his right hand and holy arm obedient servants proved. the conquest he has won.
8 He answer'd them, forgiving oft 2 The Lord has through the astonish'd world his people for their sake; display'd his saving might,
And those who rashly them opposed, And made his righteous acts appear did sad examples make. in all the heathen's sight.
9 With worship at his sacred courts 3 of Israel's house his love and truth exalt our God and Lord; have ever mindful been,
For he, who only holy is, Wide
earth's remotest parts the power alone should be adored. of Israel's God have seen.
PSALM 100. 4 Let therefore earth's inhabitants
WI their cheerful voices raise;
*ITH one consent, let all the earth
to God their cheerful voices raise; And all, with universal joy,
Glad homage pay, with awful mirth, resound their Maker's praise.
and sing before him songs of praise: 5 With harp and hymn's soft melody, s Convinced that he is God alone, into the concert bring
from whom both we and all proceed;
We, whom he chooses for his own, the flock that he vouchsafes to feed. 40 enter then his temple gate,
thence to his courts devoutly press; And still your grateful hymns repeat, and still his name with praises bless. 5 For he's the Lord, supremely good, his mercy is for ever sure; His truth, which always firmly stood, to endless ages shall endure.
OF mercy's never-failing spring,
8 All those who wicked courses take,
Or like an owl that sits all day
on barren trees forlorn. 7 In watchings, or in restless dreams, the night by me is spent, As by those solitary birds,
that lonesome roofs frequent.
11 My days, just hastening to their end,
12 But thy eternal state, O Lord,
13 Thou shalt arise, and Sion view
They grieve to see her lofty spires
15, 16 The name and glory of the Lord
When he shall Sion build again,
and in full state appear.
17, 18 When he regards the poor's request,
soul in prayer, Our sons, for their recorded grace,
THEN I pour out my do thou, O Lord, attend; To thy eternal throne of grace let my sad cry ascend.
2 0 hide not thou thy gloricus face
my sorrows soon redress.
8 Each cloudy portion of my life,
4 My heart, like grass that feels the blast
I spend my breath in groans; My flesh is worn away, my skin scarce hides my starting bones. 6 I'm like a pelican become, that does in deserts mourn;
19 For God, from his abode on high,
21 That they in Sion, where he dwells,
And through the holy city sing
loud praises to his name:
22 When all the tribes assembling there,
And neighbouring lands, with glad consent,
24 Lord, end not thou my life, said I,
25 The strong foundations of the earth
Like that, when thou ordain'st their change
28 Thou to the children of thy saints
18 This shall attend on such as still
in whose great strength his power is shown. Ye that his just commands obey,
and hear and do his sacred will, 21 Ye hosts of his, this tribute pay, who still what he ordains fulfil. 22 Let every creature jointly bless the mighty Lord; and thou, my heart, With grateful joy thy thanks express, and in this concert bear thy part. PSALM 104.
MY God's holy name for ever bless;
soul, inspired with sacred love,
Of all his favours mindful prove,
and still thy grateful thanks express. 3, 4 'Tis he that all thy sius forgives, and after sickness makes thee sound; From danger he thy life retrieves, by him with grace and mercy crown'd. 5,6 He with good things thy mouth supplies, thy vigour, eagle-like, renews; He, when the guiltless sufferer cries,
his foe with just revenge pursues. 7 God made of old his righteous ways to Moses and our fathers known; His works, to his eternal praise,
were to the sons of Jacob shown.
9, 10 God will not always harshly chide,
has such as fear'd him always loved.
like grass or flowers must fade away. 16,17Whilst they are nipt with sudden blasts, nor can we find their former place; God's faithful mercy ever lasts,
to those that fear him and their race.
LESS God, my soul: thou,Lord, alone possessest empire without bounds; With honour thou art crown'd, thy throne eternal majesty surrounds.
2 With light thou dost thyself enrobe,
of state to make.
Gd builds on liquid air, and forms
his palace chambers in the skies; The clouds his chariots are, and storms the swift-wing'd steeds with which he flies. 4 As bright as flame, as swift as wind,
his ministers heaven's palace fill, To have their sundry tasks assign'd, all proud to serve their Sovereign's will. 5, 6 Earth on her centre fix'd, he set, her face with waters overspread; Nor proudest mountains dared as yet to lift above the waves their head. 7 But when thy awful face appear'd,
the insulting waves dispersed; they fled, When once thy thunder's voice they heard, and by their haste confess'd their dread. 8 Thence up by secret tracks they creep, and, gushing from the mountain's side, Through valleys travel to the deep
appointed to receive their tide."
9 There hast thou fix'd the ocean's bounds,
10 Yet thence in smaller parties drawn,
surprise the vales with plenteous rills.
have sense to find these currents out. 12 There shady trees from scorching beams yield shelter to the feather'd throng; They drink, and to the bounteous stream return the tribute of their song.