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10 lue wrath of man shall yield thee, The troubled depths theinselves for fear praise;

beneath their channels sunk. Its last attempts but serve to raise 17 The clouds pouz'd down, while reud.

the triumpkis of Almighty power, 11 Vow to the Lord, ye nations ; boring

did with their noise conspire; Vow'd presents to the eternal King:

Thy arrows all abroad were sent, thus to his name due reverence pay, Wing’d with avenging fire. 12 Who proudest potentates cau quell, 18 Heaven with thy thunder's vcice was torn, To earthly kings mure terrible,

whilst all the lower world than to their trembling subjects they. With lightnings blazed; earth shook, and

seem'd PSALM 77.

from her foundations hurl'd. O God I cry'd, who to my help 19 Through rolling streams thou find'st tby

way, 2 In trouble's dismal day I sought thy paths in waters lie;, my God with humble prayer.

Thy wondrous passage, where no sight All night my festering wound did run; thy footsteps can descry: no n.edicine gave relief;

20 Thou ledd'st thy people like a flock, My soul no comfort would admit; safe through the desert land, my soul indulged her grief.

By Moses, their meek skilful guide, s I thought on God, and favours past; and Aaron's sacred hand. but that increased my pain:

PSALM 78. I found my spirit more oppress’d,

O the more I did complain.

devout attention lend; 4 Through every watch of tedious night Let the instruction of my mouth thou keep'st my eyes awake:

deep in your hearts descend My grief is swell'd to that excess, 2 My tongue, by inspiration taughi, I sigh but cannot speak.

shall parables unfold, 5 I call'd to mind the days of old, Dark oracles, but understood, with signal mercy crown'd;

and own'd for truths of old : Those famous years of ancient times, 3 Which we from sacred registers for miracles renown'd.

of ancient times have known, 6 By night I recollect my songs, And our forefathers' pious care on former triumphs made;

to us has handed down. Then search, consult

, and ask my heart, 4 We will not hide them from our sons; where's now that wondrous aid?

our offspring shall be taught 7 Has God for ever cast us off?

The praises of the Lord, whose strength withdrawn his favours quite?

has works of wonder wrought. 8 Are both his mercy and his truth 5 For Jacob lie this law ordain'd, retired to endless night?

this league with Israel made; 9 Can his long practised love forget With charge to be from age to age, its wonted aids to bring ?

from race to race, conyey'd. Has he in wrath shut up and seald 6 That generations yet to come his mercy's healing spring ?

should to their unborn heirs 10 I said, iny weakness hints these fears; Religiously transmit the same, but l'IÍ my fears disband;

and they again to theirs. I'll yet remember the Most High, 7 To teach them that in God alone and years of his right hand.

their hope securely stands ; 11 I'll call to mind his works of old, That they should ne'er his works forget, the wonders of his might;

but keep his just commands. 12 On them my heart shall meditate, 8 Lest, like their fathers, they might provo my tongue shail them recite.

a stiff rebellious race, 13 Safe lodged from human search on high, False-hearted, fickle to their God, O God, thy counsels are !

unsteadfast in his

grace. Who is so great a God as ours?

9 Such were revolting Ephraim's sons, who can with him compare?

who, though to warfare bred, 14 Long since a God of wonders thee And skilful archers, arm'd with lows, thy rescued people found;

from field ignobly fled. 15 Long since hast thou thy chosen seed 10,11 They falsified their league with Godhe

with strong deliverance crown'd. his orders disobey'd, 16 When thee, O God, the waters saw, Forgot his works and inirar les the frighted billows shrunk;

bilire the's eyes display'd.

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12 Nor wonders, which their fathers saw,128 Within their trenches he let fali
did they in mind retain,

the luscious easy prey;
Prodigious things in Egypt done, And all around their spreading camp
and Zoan's fertile plain.

the ready booty lay: 13 He cut the sea to let them pass, 29 They fed,were fill d; he gave them leave restraind the pressing flood;

their appetites to feast;
While piled on heaps, on either side 30, 31 Yet still their wanton lust craved on,
the sold waters stood.

nor with their hunger ceased.
14 A wondrous pillar led them on, But whilst in their luxurious mouths
compos'd of shade and light;

they did their dainties chew,
A sheltering cloud it proved by day, The wrath of God smote down their chiefs,
a leading fire by night.

and Israel's chosen slew. 15 When drought oppress’d them, where

PART II. the wilderness supply'd,

32 Yet still they sinn’d, nor would afford He cleft the rock, whose finty breast his miracles belief: dissolved into a tide.

33 Therefore through fruitless travels he 16 Streams from the solid rock he brought, consumed their lives in grief. which down in rivers fell,

(34 When some were slain, the rest return'd That, travelling with their camp, each day to God with early cry; renew'.l the miracle.

35 Ownd him the rock of their defence, 17 Yet there they sinn'd against him more, their Saviour, God most high. provoking the Most High

36 But this was feign'd submission all; In that same desert where he did their heart their longue bely'd; their fainting souls supply.

37 Their heart was still perverse, nor would 18 They first incensed him in their hearts, firm in his league abide. that did his power distrust,

38 Vet full of mercy he forgave,
And long for meat, not urged by want, nor did with death chastise;
but to indulge their lust.

But turn'd his kindled wrath aside,
19 Then utter'd their blaspheming doubts ; or would not let it rise.
“ Can God," say they, "prepare

39 For he remember'd they were flesh, u A table in the wilderness,

that could not long remain “set out with various fare?

A murmuring wind, that's quickly past, 20 “ He smote be finty rock, 'tis true, and ne'er returns again. « and gushing streams ensued; 40 How

oft did they provoke him there, < But can he corn and flesh provide how oft his patience grieve, “ for such a multitude ? »

In that same desert where he did 21 The Lord with indignation heard: their fainting souls relieve!

from heaven avenging flame 41 They tempted him by turning back, On Jacob fell, consuming wrath

and wickedly repined,
on thankiess Israel came:

When Israel's God refused to be
22 Because their unbelieving hearts by their desires confined.
in God would not confide,

42 Nor call'd to mind the hand and day
Nor trust his care, who had from heaven that their redemption brought;
their wants so oft supply'd;

43. His signs ir Egypt, wondrous works
28 Though he had made his clouds discharge in Zoan's valley wrought.
provisions down in showers;

44 He turn'd their rivers into bloud,
And when earth fail'd, relieved their needs that man and beast forbore,
from his celestial stores;

And rather chose to die of thirst,
24 Though tasteful manna was rain'd down, than drink the putrid gore.
their hunger to relieve;

45 He sent devouring swarms of Ries; Though from the stores of heaven they did hoarse frogs annoy'd their soil; sustaining corn receive.

46 Locusts and caterpillars reapa 25 Thus man with angels' sacred food, the harvest of their toil. ungrateful man was fed;

47Theirvines with battering hail were broke; Not sparingly, for still they found with frost the fig-tree dies; a pleatecus table spread.

48 Lightning and hail made flocks and herde 26 From heaven he made an east wind one general sacrifice. blow,

49 He turn'd his anger loose, and set then did the south command

po time for it to cease; 27 To rain dewn flesh like dust, and fowls And with their plagues iil angels sente like sea's unbumber'd sand.

their torments to increase.

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50 He clear'd a passage for his wrath 167 With conquest crown'd, he Joseph's tenta to ravage uncontrollid;

and Ephraim's tribe forsook ; The murrain on their firstlings seized, 68 But Judahi chose, and Sion's mount in every field and fold.

for his loved dwelling took. 51 The deadly pest from beast to man, 69 His temple he erected there, from field to city, came;

with spires exalted high; It slew their heirs, their eldest hopes, While deep, and fix'd, as those of earth, through all the tepts of Ham.

the strong foundations lie. 52 But his own tr.be, like folded sheep, 70 His faithful ser vant David too he brought from their distress;

he for his choice did own, And them conducted like a flock, And from the sheepfolds him advanced throughout the wilderness.

to set on Judah's throne. 53 He led them on, and in their way 71 From tending on the teeming ewes, no cause of fear they found;

he brought him forth to feed Bul mareh'd securely through those deeps, His own inheritance, the tribes ia which their foes were drown'd.

of Israel's chosen seed. 54 Nor ceased his care, till them he brought 72 Exalted thus, the monarch proved safe to his promised land;

a faithful shepherd still ;, And to his holy mount, the prize He fed them with an upright heart, of his victorious hand.

and guided them with skill. 55 To them the outcast heathen's land

PSALM 79. he did by lot divide ; And in their foe's abandon'd tents

BEHOLD, O God, how heathen hosts made Israel's tribes reside.

hare thy possession seized!

Thy sacred house they have defiled,

thy holy city razed?
56 Yet still they tempted, still provoked 2 The mangled bodies of thy saints
the wrath of God most high ;

abroad unbury'd lay; Nor would to practise his commands Their fesh exposed to savage beasts, their stubborn hearts apply;

and ravenous birds of

prey. 57 But in their faithless fathers steps 3 Quite through Jerusalem was their balount perversely chose to go;

like common water sbed; They turp'd aside, like arrows shot And none were left alive to pay from some deceit ul how.

last duties to the dead. 38 For him to fury they provoked 4 The neighbouring lands our small remains with altars set on high;

with loud reproaches wound; And with their graven images

And we a laughing-stock are made inflamed his jealousy:

to all the nations round. 59 When God heard this, on Israels tribes, 5 How long wilt thou be angry, Lord? his wrath and hatred sell;

must we for ever mourn ? 60 He quitted Shiloh, and the tents

Shali thy devouring jealous rage, where once he chose to dwell.

like fire, for ever hurn? 61 To vile captivity bis ark,

6 On foreign lands, that know not thee, his glory to disdain,

thy heavy vengeance shower; 62 His people to the sword he

gave, Those sinful kingdoins let it crush, nor would his wrath restrain.

that have not own'd thy power. 63 Destructive war their ahlest youth 17 For their devouring jaws have prey'd untimely did confound;

on Jacob's chosen race; No rgin was to the altar led,

And to a barren desert turn'd with nuptial garlands crown'd.

their fruitful dwelling-place. E4 lo fight the sacrificer fell,

8 O think not on our former sins, the priest a victim bled;.

but speedily prevent And widows wlic their dea:h should mouru, The utier ruin of thy saints, themselves of grief were dead.

alinosi with sorrow spent. 65 Then, as a giant roused from sleep, 9 Thou God of our salvation, help,

whom wine had throughly warin'd, and free our souls from blame; Shouts out aloud, the Lord awaked, So shall our pardon and defence and his proud foe alarm’d.

exalt thy glorious name. 66 He smote their host, that from the Seld 10 Let infidels, that scoffing say, a scatter'd remnant came,

“Where is the God they boast » With wounds imprinted on their backs In vengeance for thy slaughter'd sairaang of everlasting shame

perceive ibee to their cost.

11 Lord, hear the sighing prisoner's moans,

PART III. thy saying power extend;

14 To thee, O God of hosts, we pray; Preserve the wretches doom'd to die, thy wonted goodness, Lord, renew; from that untimely end.

From heaven, thy throne, this vine survey, 12 Un them who us oppress, let all and her sad state with pity view. our sufferings be repaid;

15 Behold the vineyard made by thee, Make their confusion seven tines more which thy right hand did guard so long i than what on us they laid.

And keep that branch from danger free, 13 So we, thy people and thy flock, which for thyself thou mad'st so strong. shall ever praise thy name;

16 To wasting flames 'tis made a prey, And with glad hearts our grateful thanks, and all its spreading boughs cut down ; from age to age proclaim.

At thy rebuke they soon decay,

and perish at thy dreadsul frown. O

Israel's Shepherd, Joseph's Guide, 17 Crown thou the King with good success,

our prayers to thee vouchsafe to hear;) by thy right hand secured from wrong; Thou that dost on the Cherubs ride, The Son of Man in mercy bless, again in solemn state appear.

whom for thyself thou mad'st so strong. 2 Behold how Benjamin expects,

18 So shall we still continue free with Ephraim and Manasseh join'd, from whatsoe'er deserves thy blame; In our deliverance the effects

And, if once more revived by thee, of thy resistless strength to find. will always praise thy holy name. 3 Do thou convert us, Lord, do chou 19 Do thou convert us, Lord, do thou the lesstre of thy face display ;

the lustre of thy face display; And all the ills we suffer row,

And all the ills we suffer now, like scatter'd clouds, shall pass away.


scatter'd clouds shall pass away. 4 Othcu, whom heavenly hosts obey;

PSALM 81. how long shall thy fierce anger burn? How long thy suffering people pray,

To God, our never-failing strength,

with loud applauses sing; and to their prayers have no return? 5 When hungry, we are forced to drench And jointly make a cheerful noise

to Jacob's awful King. our scanty food in fioods of woe; When dry, our raging thirst we quench

2 Compose a hymn of praise, and touch with streams of tears that largely flow.

your instruments of joy ; 6 For us the heathen nations round,

Let psalteries and pleasant harps as for a common prey, contest;

your grateful skill employ. Our foes with spiteful joys abound,

3 Let trumpets at the great new moon and at our lost condition jest.

their joyful voices raise, 7 Do thou convert us, Lord, do thou

To celebrate th' appointed time, the lustre of thy face display;

the solemn day of praise. And all the ills we suffer row,

4 For this a statute was of old, like scatter'd clouds, ahal' pass away.

which Jacob's God decreed; PART II.

To be with pious care chserved 8 Thou brought'st a vine from Egypt's land; 5 This he for a memorial fix?d,

by Israel's chosen seed. and, casting out the heathen race, Didst plant it with thine own right hand, Strange nations barbarous speech we heard,

when, freed from Egypt's land, and firmly fix it in their place. 9 Before it thou preparedst the way,

but could not understand. and mad'st it take a lasting root,

16 Your burden'd shoulders I relieved, Which, bless'd with thy indulgent ray,

(thus seems our God to say)

Your servile hands by me were freed o'er all the land did widely shoot. 10,11 The hills were covered with its shade, 7 Zvur ancestors,

with wrougs oppressius

from labouring in the clay. its goodly boughs did cedars seem; Its branches to the sea were spread,

to me for aid did call; and reach'd to proud Euphrates' stream. With pity I their sufferings saw, 12 Why then hast thou its hedge d'erthrown,

and set them free from all. wirich thou hadst made so firm and strong! They sought for me, and from the cloud Whilst all its grapes, defenceless grown,

in thunder I reply'd; are pluck'd by those that pass along.

At Meribah's contentious stream 3 See how the bristling forest boar

their faith and duty try'd. with dreadful fury lays it waste;

PART II. Hark! how the savage monsters roar, 8 While I my solemn will declare, and to their helpless prey make haste.

iny chosen people, hear :

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