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13 His rains from heaven parch'd hills, Thou op'st thy hand, the universe,
that soon transmit the liquid store, Till earth is burden'd with her fruit, and nature's lap car hold no more. 14 Grass, for our cattle to devour,
he makes the growth of every field:
16 The trees of God, without the care
as those in royal gardens bred.
protects the stork, her pious guest. 18 Wild goats the craggy rock ascend, its towering heights their fortress make, Whose cells in labyrinths extend,
where feebler creatures refuge take. 19 The moon's inconstant aspect shows the appointed seasons of the year; The instructed sun his duty knows, his hours to rise and disappear. 20,21 Darkness he makes the earth to shroud, when forest beasts securely stray; Young lions roar their wants aloud
to Providence, that sends them prey. 22 They range all night, on slaughter bent, till suminon'd by the rising morn, To skulk in dens, with one consent the conscious ravagers return. 23 Forth to the tillage of his soil the husbandman securely goes, Commencing with the sun his toil, with him returns to his repose. 24 How various, Lord, thy works are found; for which thy wisdom we adore! The earth is with thy treasure crown'd, till nature's hand can grasp no more. PART IV.
25 But still the vast unfathom'd main,
thou mad'st, has compass there to play.
and have their daily alms from thee. 25 They gather what thy stores disperse, without their trouble to provide;
the craving world, is all supply'd.
the numerous ranks of creatures mourns
smiles on her new-created breed. 31 Thus through successive ages stands firm fix'd thy providential care; Pleased with the work of thy own hands, thou dost the waste of time repair. 32 One look of thine, one wrathful look, earth's panting breast with terror fills; One touch from thee, with clouds of smoke in darkness shrouds the proudest hills. 33 In praising God, while he prolongs my breath, I will that breath employ; 34 And join uevotion to my songs, sincere, as in him is my joy. 85While sinners from earth's face are hurl'd, my soul, praise thou his holy naine, Till with my song the listening world join concert, and his praise proclaim. PSALM 105.
Render thanks, and bless the Lord
invoke his sacred name;
Acquaint the nations with his deeds,
3 Rejoice in his Almighty name,
And let their hearts o'erflow with joy
4 Seek ye the Lord, his saving strength
And where he's ever present, seek
his face for evermore.
5 The wonders that his hands have wrought
The righteous statutes of his mouth,
6 Know ye, his servant Abraham's seed,
7 He's still cur God, his judgments still
8 His covenant he hath kept in mind
9 First sign'd to Abra'm, next by oath
10 To Jacob and his heirs a law
for ever to endure:
11 That Canaan's land should be their log when yet but few there were
12 But few in number, and those few all friendless strangers there. 13 In pilgrimage, from realm to realm, securely they removed; 14Whilst proudest monarchs,for their sakes, severely be reproved.
15 "These mine anointed are," said he;
17 But his indulgent providence
18 His feet with heavy chains were crush'd, with calumny his fame;
19 Till God's appointed time and word
21 His court, revenues, realms, were all subjected to his will;
22 His greatest princes to control, and teach his statesmen skill. PART II.
23 To Egypt then, invited guests, half-fanish'd Israel came;
And Jacob held, by royal grant,
the fertile soil of Ham.
24 The Almighty there with such increase his people multiply'd,
Till with their proud oppressors they in strength and number vied.
25 Their vast increase the Egyptians' hearts with jealous anger fired, Till they his servants to destroy by treacherous arts conspired.
26 His servant Moses then he sent, his chosen Aaron too,
27 Empower'd with signs and miracles to prove their mission true.
28 He call'd for darkness, darkness came, nature his summons knew;
29 Each stream and lake, transform'd to blood,
the wandering fishes slew.
30 In putrid floods, throughout the land, the pest of frogs was bred; From noisome fens sent up to croak at Pharaoh's board and bed.
81 He gave the sign, and swarms of flies came down in cloudy hosts; Whilst earth's enliven'd dust below bred lice through all their coasts. 82 He sent them battering hail for rain, and fire for cooling dew;
When thou return'st to set them free,
9 To right and left, at his command,
13 But soon these wonders they forgot,
25 Nor did the Almighty's voice ober,
27 Or else to be by heathens' hands
28 Yet, unreclaim'd, this stubborn race
29 Thus they persisted to provoke
39 Nor did these savage cruelties
But freed, they did his wrath provoke, Renew'd their sins, and he their yoke. 44 Nor yet implacable he proved, Nor heard their wretched cries unmoved; 45 Bit did to mind his promise bring, And mercy's inexhausted spring. 46 Compassion too he did impart E'en to their foes' obdurate heart; And pity for their sufferings bred In those who them to bondage led. 47 Still save us, Lord, and Israel's bands Together bring from heathen lands: So to thy name our thanks we'll raise, And ever triumph in thy praise. 48 Let Israel's God be ever bless'd, His name eternally confess'd; Let all his saints, with full accord, Sing loud Amens-Praise ye the Lord.
Twho does your daily Patron prove
10 God your grateful voices raise,
14 From dismal dungeons, dark as night, and shades, as black as death's abode, He brought them forth to cheerful light, and welcome liberty bestow'd. 15 O then that all the earth with me would God, for this his goodness, praise; And for the mighty works which he throughout the wondering world displays! 16 For he, with his Almighty hand, the gates of brass in pieces brokej Nor could the massy bars withstand, or temper'd steel resist his stroke. PART III.
17 Remorseless wretches, void of sense with bold transgressions God defy; And for their multiply'd offence, oppre'd with sore diseases lie. 18 Their soul, a prey to pain and fear, abhors to taste the choicest meats; And they by faint degrees draw near to death's inhospitable gates.
Then straight to God's indulgent ear do they their mournful cry address; Who graciously vouchsafes to hear, and frees them from their deep distress. 20 He all their sad distempers heals,
his word both health and safety gives; And, when all human succour fails, from near destruction them retrieves.
And let your never-ceasing praise
of proud oppressing foes released; And brought them back from distant lands, from north and south, and west and east. 4,5 Through lonely desert ways they went, nor could a peopled city find; Jill quite with thirst and hunger spent, their fainting souls within them pined. Then soon to God's induigent ear, did they their mournful cry address; Who graciously vouchsafed to hear, and freed them from their deep distress. From crooked paths he led them forth, and in the certain way did guide To wealthy towns of great resort, where all their wants were well supply'd.
O then that all the earth with me would God, for this his goodness, praise; And for the nighty works which be throughout the wondering world displays!
For he from heaven the sad estate of longing souls with pity views; To hungry souls, that pant for meat, his goodness daily food renews.
10 Some lie, with darkness compass'd round, in death's uncomfortable shade,
And with unwieldy fetters bound,
by pressing cares more heavy made. 11, 12 Because God's counsels they defy'd, and lightly prized his holy word, With these afflictions they were try'd; they fell, and none could help afford. 13 Then soon to God's indulgent ear
did they their mournful cry address; Who graciously vouchsafed to hear,
and freed them from their deep distress.
O thea that all the earth with me would God, for this his goodness, prale; And for the mighty works which he
throughout the wondering world displays! 22 With offerings let his altar flame,
whilst they their grateful thanks express,
23, 24 They that in ships, with courage bold,
25 No sooner his command is past,
Which sweeps the sea with rapid haste,
and makes the stormy biliows rise. 26 Sometimes the ships, tss'd up tɔ heaven, on tops of mountain waves appear; Then down the steep abyss are driven, whilst every soul dissolves with fear. 27 They reef and stagger to and fro,
like men with fumes of wine oppre'd; Nor do the skilful seamen know
which way to steer, what course is best 28 Then straight to God's indulgent ear
they do their mournful cry address; Who graciously vouchsafes to hear,
and frees them from their deep distress. 29, 30 He does the raging storm appease, and makes the billows calm and still; With joy they see their fury cease, And their intended course fulfil
$1 O then that all the earth with me would God, for this his goodness, praise; And for the mighty works which he throughout the wondering world displays! 82 Let them, where all the tribes resort, advance to heaven his glorious name, And in the elders' sovereign court, With one consent his praise procla m. PART V.
33,34 A fruitful land,where streams abound, God's just revenge, if people sin, Will turn to dry and barren ground, to punish those that dwell therein. 35, 36 The parch'd and desert heath he makes
to flow with streams and springing wells, Which for his lot the hungry takes,
and in strong cities safely dwells. $7,38 Hesows the field, the vineyard plants, which gratefully his toil repay; Nor can, whilst God his Eiessing grants, his fruitful seed or stock decay. 89 But when his sins heaven's wrath provoke,
his health and substance fade away; He feels the oppressor's galling yoke, and is of grief the wretched prey. 40 The prince that slights what God conmands,
exposed to scorn, must quit his throne; And over wild and desert fands,
where no path offers, stray alone: 41 Whilst God, from all afflicting cares, sets up the humble man on high, And makes, in time, his numerous heirs with his increasing flocks to vie. 42,43 Then sinners shall have nought to say, the just a decent joy shall show; The wise these strange events shall weigh, and thence God's goodness fully know. PSALM 108.
God, my heart is fully bent
to magnify thy name;
My tongue with cheerful songs of praise
2 Awake, my lute; nor thou, my harp,
4 Because thy mercy's boundless height
And let the world, with one consent,
6 That all thy chosen people thee
Let thy right hand protect me still,
9 Moab I'll make my servile drudge,
13 Then valiant acts shall we perform,
GOD, whose former mercies make
And with their study'd slander seek
3 Their restless hatred prompts them still
And all against my life combine,
by causeless fury led.
4 Those whom with tenderest love I used
5 Since mischief, for the good I did,
6 Their guilty leaders shall be made
And, when he's tryid, his mortal fog
7 His guilt, when sentence is pronounced,
8 11e, snated by some untimely fate,