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God, to whom revenge belongs,
thy vengeance now disclose;
Arise, thou Judge of all the earth,
and crush thy haughty foes.

3, 4 How long, O Lord, shall sinful men
their solemn triumphs make?
How long their wicked actions boast,
and insolently speak?

5,6 Not only they thy saints oppress,
hut, unprovoked, they spill
The widow's and the stranger's blood,
and helpless orphans kill.

7" And yet the Lord shall ne'er perceive,'
profanely thus they speak,
"Nor any notice of our deeds

"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?
cr blind, who framed the eye?
Shall earth's great Judge not punish those
who his known will defy?

11 He fathoms all the thoughts of men;
to him their hearts le bare;
His eye surveys them all, and sees
how vain their counsels are.


Whilst God prepares a pit for those
that stubbornly transgress.

14 For God will never from his saints
his favour wholly take;
His own possession and his lot
he will not quite forsake.

15 The world shall then confess thee just
in all that thou hast done;
And those that choose thy upright ways,
shall in those paths go on.
16 Who will appear in my behalf,
when wicked men invade?

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.

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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.
4 The depths of earth are in his hand,
Her secret wealth at his command;
The strength of hills that reach the skies,
Subjected to his empire lies.

5 The rolling ocean's vast abyss,
By the same sovereign right, is his;
Tis moved by his Almighty hand,
That form'd and fix'd the solid land.
60 let us to his courts repair,
And bow with adoration there;
Down on our knees devoutly all
Before the Lord, our Maker, fall.

7 For he's our God, our Shepherd he,
His flock and pasture sheep are we:

8 Let not your harden'd hearts renew
Your father's crimes and judgments too;
Nor here provoke my wrath, as they
In desert plains of Merihah.

9 When through the wilderness they moved,
And me with fresh temptations proved,
They still, through unbelief, rebell'd,
Whilst they my wondrous works beheld,
10 They forty years my patience grieved,
Though daily I their wants relieved.
Then 'Tis a faithless race, I said,
Whose heart from me has always stray'd
11 Theyne'er will tread my righteous path,
Therefore to them, in settled wrath,
Since they despise my rest, I sware,
That they should never enter there.

ING to the Lord a new-made song;
Set earth in one assembled throng

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
Are they, whom gods the heathen call;
he only rules, who made the skies:
6 With majesty and honour crown'd,
Beauty and strength his throne surround
7 Be therefore both to him restored
By you, who have false gods adored;
ascribe due honcur to his name:
8 Peace-offerings on his altar lay,
Before his throne your homage pay,

which he, and he alone, can claim:
9 To worship at his sacred court,
Let all the trembling world resort.
10 Proclaim aloud, Jehovah reigns,
Whose power the universe sustains,

and banish'd justice will restore;
11 Let therefore heaven new joys confess;
And heavenly mirth let earth express;
its loud applause the ocean roar
Its mute inhabitants rejoice,
And for this triumph find a voice.
12 For joy let fertile vallies sing,
The cheerful groves their tribute bring,

the tuneful choir of birds awake,
13 The Lord's approach to celebrate;
Who now sets out with awful state,

his circuit through the earth to take:
From heaven to judge the world he's come
With justice to reward and doom.

JEHOVAH reigns, let all the earth
in his just governinent rejoice;


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.

PSALM 101.

OF mercy's never-failing spring,
And steadfast judgment, I will sing;
And since they both to thee belong,
To thee, O Lord, address my song.
2 When, Lord, thou shalt with me reside,
Wise discipline my reign shall guide;
With blameless life myself I'll make
A pattern for my court to take.
3 No ill design will I pursue,
Nor those my favourites make that do:
4 Who to reproof has no regard,
Him will I totally discard.
5 The private slanderer shall be
In public justice doom'd by me:
From haughty looks I'll turn aside,
And mortify the heart of pride.
6 But honesty, call'd from her cell,
In splendour at my court shall dwell:
Who virtue's practice make their care,
Shall have the first preferments there.
7 No politics shall recommend
His country's foe to be my friend:
None e'er shall to my favour rise,
By flattering or malicious lies.

8 All those who wicked courses take,
An early sacrifice I'll make;
Cut off, destroy, till none remain
God's holy city to profane.
PSALM 102.


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.
8 All day by railing foes I'm made
the subject of their scorn;
Who all, possess'd with furious rage,
have my destruction sworn.
9 When grovelling on the ground I lie,
oppress'd with grief and fears,
My bread is strew'd with ashes o'er,
my drink is mix'd with tears.
10 Because on me with double weight
thy heavy wrath doth lie;
For thou, to make my fall more great,
didst lift me up on high.

11 My days, just hastening to their end,
are like an evening shade;
My beauty does like wither'd grass,
with waning lustre fade.

12 But thy eternal state, O Lord,
no length of time shall waste;
The memory of thy wondrous works
from age to age shall last.

13 Thou shalt arise, and Sion view
with an unclouded face;
For now her time is come, thy own
appointed day of

14 Her scatter'd ruins by thy saints
with pity are survey'd;

They grieve to see her lofty spires
in dust and rubbish laid.

15, 16 The name and glory of the Lord
all heathen kings shall fear;

When he shall Sion build again,

and in full state appear.

17, 18 When he regards the poor's request,
nor slights their carnest prayer;

soul in prayer, Our sons, for their recorded grace,
shall bis just praise declare.

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
in times of deep distress:
Incline thine ear, and when I call,

my sorrows soon redress.

8 Each cloudy portion of my life,
like scatter'd smoke expires;
My shrivell'd bones are like a hearth
parch'd with continual fires.

4 My heart, like grass that feels the blast
of some infectious wind,
Does languish so with grief, that scarce
my needful food I mind.
5 By reason of my sad estate

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,
his gracious beams display'd:
The Lord, from heaven, his lofty throne,
hath all the earth survey'd.
20 He listen'd to the captives' moans,
he heard their mournful cry,
And freed, by his resistless power,
the wretches Joom'd to die.

21 That they in Sion, where he dwells,
might celebrate his fame,

And through the holy city sing

loud praises to his name:

22 When all the tribes assembling there,
their solemn vows address,

And neighbouring lands, with glad consent,
the Lord their God confess.
23 But e'er my race is run, my strength
through his fierce wrath decays;
He has, when all my wishes bloom'd,
cut short my hopeful days.

24 Lord, end not thou my life, said I,
when half is scarcely past;
Thy years, from worldly changes free,
to endless ages last.

25 The strong foundations of the earth
of old by thee were laid;
Thy hands the beauteous arch of heaven
with wondrous skill have made.
26, 27 Whilst thou for ever shalt endure,
they soon shall pass away;
And, like a garment often worn,
shall tarnish and decay.

Like that, when thou ordain'st their change
to thy command they bend;
But thou continuest still the same,
nor have thy years an end.

28 Thou to the children of thy saints
shalt lasting quiet give;
Whose happy race, securely fixed,
shall in thy presence live.

18 This shall attend on such as still
proceed in his appointed way;
And who not only know his will,
but to it just obedience pay.
19, 20 The Lord, the universal King,
in heaven has fix'd his lofty throne:
To him, ye angels, praises sing,

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.


PSALM 103.

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.
8 The Lord abounds with tender love,
and unexampled acts of grace;
His waken'd wrath doth slowly move,
his willing mercy flies apace.

9, 10 God will not always harshly chide,
put with his anger quickly part;
And loves his punishments to guide
more by his love than our desert.
11 As high as heaven its arch extends
above this little spot of clay,
So much his boundless love transcends
the small respects that we can pay.
12, 13 As far as 'tis from east to west,
so far has he our sins removed;
Who, with a father's tender breast,

has such as fear'd him always loved.
14, 15 For God, who all our frame surveys,
considers that we are but clay;
How fresh soe'er we seem, our days

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,
and glory for a garment take;
Heaven's curtains stretch beyond the globe,

of state to make.

Gd builds on liquid air, and forms

3 God

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,
the threatening surges to repel;
That they no more o'erpass their mounds,
nor to a second deluge swell.


10 Yet thence in smaller parties drawn,
the sea recovers ber lost hills;
And starting springs from every lawn

surprise the vales with plenteous rills.
11 The field's tame beasts are thither led,
weary with labour, faint with drought;
And asses on wild mountains bred

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.

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