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15 Then shall the richest incense smoke, 4 To him your voice in anthems rasse,
the fattest rams shall fall,
The choicest goats from out the fold,
and bullocks from the stall.
16 0! come all ye that fear the Lord,
attend with heedful care, Whilst I what God for me has done with grateful joy declare. 17, 18 As I before his aid implored, so now. I praise his name; Who, if my heart had harbour'd sin, would all my prayers disclaim. 19 But God to me, whene'er I cry'd, his gracious ear did bend, And to the voice of my request
with constant love attend.
20 Then bless'd for ever be my God, who never, when I pray, Withholds his mercy from my soul, nor turns his face away. PSALM 67.
To bless thy chosen race,
in mercy, Lord, incline;
And cause the brightness of thy face on all thy saints to shine: 2 That so thy wondrous way
may through the world be known; While distant lands their tribute pay, and thy salvation own.
S Let differing nations join to celebrate thy fame;
Let all the world, O Lord, combine to praise thy glorious name.
4 0 let them shout and sing with joy and pious mirth;
10 Where savages had ranged before,
thy generous bounty did provide.
11 Thou gav'st the word; we sallied forth
For thou, the righteous Judge and King, 12 Vast armies, by such generals led,
shalt govern all the earth."
5 Let differing natious join
to celebrate thy fame;
Let all the world, O Lord, combine to praise thy glorious name.
6 Then shall the teeming ground a large increase disclose;
And we with plenty shall be crown'd, which God, our God, bestows. 7 Then God upon our land
shall constant blessings shower; And all the world in awe shall stand of his resistless power.
ET God, the God of battle, rise, and scatter his presumptuous foes; Let shameful rout their host surprise, who spitefully his power oppose. 2 As smoke in tempest's rage is lost, or wax into the furnace cast; So let their sacrilegious host
Jehovah's awful name he bears,
who rides upon high-rolling spheres. 5 Him, from his empire of the skies, to this low world compassion draws, The orphan's clan to patronize,
and judge the injured widow's cause.
8 The breaking clouds did rain distil,
of Israel's God the presence bear?
assuaged the drought with plenteous
before his wrathful presence waste. S But let the servants of his will
his favour's gentle beams enjoy; Their upright hearts let gladness fill, and cheerful songs their tongues employ.
as yet had ne'er received a foil, Forsook their camp with sudden dread,
and to our women left the spoil.
13 Though Egypt's drudges you have been, your army's wing shall shine as bright As doves, in golden sun-shine seen,
or silver'd o'er with paler light. 14 'Twas so, when God's almighty hand o'er scatter'd kings the conquest won; Our troops, drawn up on Jordan's strand, high Salmon's glittering snow outshone. 15 From thence to Jordan's farther coast, and Bashan's hill we did advance: No more her height shall Bashan boast, but that she's God's inheritance. 16 But wherefore (though the honour's great)
should this, O mountain, swell your pride? For Sion is his chosen seat,
where he for ever will reside.
as once it honour'd Sinai's hill.
And on thy people didst bestow
and all the world pay homage there.
To wound the hoary head of those
who in presumptuous crimes proceed.
24 When, marching to thy blest abode,
From whence his dreadful voice we hear
SAVE me, O God, from waves that roll,
"of Israel's God the praise record." 27 Nor little Benjamin alone
from neighb'ring bounds did there attend, Nor only Judah's nearer throne
her counsellors in state did send; But Zebulun's remoter seat,
and Naphtali's more distant coast, The grand procession to complete, sent up their tribes, a princely host. 28 Thus God to strength and union brought our tribes, at strife till that blest hour; This work, which thou, O God,hast wrought, confirm with fresh recruits of power. 29 To visit Salem, Lord, descend,
and Sion, thy terrestrial throne; Where kings with presents shall attend, and thee with offer'd crowns atone. 80 Break down the spearmen's ranks, who
like pamper'd herus of savage might: Their silver-armour'd chiefs defeat,
who in destructive war delight.
They me their common proverb make.
Relieve thy suppplicant once more
36 This blessing they shall, at their death,
Lord, to my relief draw near;
tever was more pressing need;
For my deliverance, Lord, appear, and add to that deliverance speed. 2 Confusion on their heads return, who to destroy my soul combine;
Let them. defeated, blush and mourn,
4 While those who humbly seek thy face,
with me shall sing, The Lord be praised
IN thee I put my steadfast trust;
Thou took'st me from my mother's womb,
7,8 While soine on me with wonder gaze,
Forsake me not when, worn with years,
10 My foes against my fame and me
and mutual counsel take:
11 "His God," say they, "forsakes him now,
12 But thou, my God, withdraw not far,
13 To shame and ruin bring my foes,
14 But as for me, my steadfast hope
15 Thy righteous acts, and saving health,
16 While God vouchsafes me his support,
The happy land shall every where
And let his son, throughout his reign,
3 Then hills and mountains shall bring forth
4 Whilst he the poor and needy race
And from their humble neck shall take oppressive yokes away.
5 In every heart thy awful fear shall then be rooted fast,
As long as sun and moon endure, or time itself shall last.
6 He shall descend like rain, that cheers the meadow's second birth;
Or like warm showers whose gentle drops refresh the thirsty earth.
7 In his blest days the just and good
from sea to sea extend;
9 To him the savage nations round
11 To him shall every king on earth
13 His providence for needy souls
14 He shall preserve and keep their souls
And, in his sight, their guiltless blood of mighty price shail be.
15 Therefore shall God his life and reign
Whilst eastern princes tribute pay,
For him shall constant prayers be made,
a lasting theme of praise.
16 Of useful grain, through all the land
17 The memory of his glorious name
In him the nations of the world
by every tongue confess'd.
19 Let earth be with his glory fill'd
Whilst to his praise the listening world their glad assent proclaim.
AT length, by certain proofs, 'tis plain
which oft to other men belong.
of which their flattering slaves partake. 11 Their fond opinions these pursue, till they with them profanely cry, "How should the Lord our actions view? "can he perceive who dwells so high?" 12 Behold the wicked! these are they
who openly their sins profess And yet their wealth's increased each day, and all their actions meet success.
13, 14 ❝ Then have I cleansed my heart,"
"and washed my hands from guilt, in vain, "If all the day oppress'd I lie,
"and every morning suffer pain." 15 Thus did I once to speak intend; --but if such things I rashly say, Thy children, Lord, I must offend, and basely should their cause betray. PART II.
16, 17 To fathom this my thoughts I bent, but found the case too hard for me; Till to the house of God I went;
then I their end did plainly see. 18 How high soe'er advanced, they all on slippery places loosely stand Thence into ruin headlong fall,
cast down by thy avenging hand. 19, 20 How dreadful and how quick their fate!
despised by thee, when they're destroy'd; As waking men with scorn do treat
the fancies that their dreams employ'd. 21, 22 Thus was my heart with grief opprest, my reins were rack'd with restless pains; So stupid was I, like a beast,
23, 24 Yet still thy presence me supply'd
thy vengeance shall destroy them all
WHY hast thou cast us off, O God
By thee redeem'd; and Zion's mount,
5,6 Those curious carvings, which did once
With axe and hammer they destroy,
7 Thy holy temple they have burn'd;
8 Thy worship wholly to destroy
And all the sacred places burn'd,
We have no prophet now, that knows
10 But, Lord, how long wilt thou permit
Shall all the honour of thy name
who no reflecting thought retains.
Why hold'st thou back thy strong right hand,
and on thy patient breast,