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And in its former happy state
our nation shall appear. 10 For mercy now with truth is join'd,
and righteousness with peace, Like kind companions, absent long,
witb friendly arms embrace, 11,12 Truth from the earth shall spring, whilft heav'n
shall streams of justice pour ; And God, from whom all goodness flows,
shall endless plenty show'r. 13 Before him righteousness shall march,
and his just paths prepare ; Whilst we his holy steps pursue with constant zeal and care.
thy gracious ear incline; Hear me, distress'd, and deftitute
of all relief but thine. 2 Do thou, O God, preserve my soul,
that does thy Name adore ; Thy servant keep, and him, whose truft
relies on thee, restore, 3 To me, who daily thee invoke,
thy mercy, Lord, extend; 4 Refresh thy servant's soul, whose hopes
on thee alone depend. 5 Thou, Lord, art good, nor only good,
but prompt to pardon too; Of plenteous mercy to all those
who for thy mercy fue. 6 To my repeated humble pray's,
O Lord, attentive be; 7. When troubled, I on thee will call,
for thou wilt answer me.
O Lord, alone divine !
as are their works to thine.
the nations shall adore ; Their long-misguided pray’rs and praise
to thy bless’d Name restore.
10 All shall confess thee great, and great
the wonders thou hast done; Confess thee God, the God supreme, confess thee God alone.
PART II. 11 Teach me thy way, O Lord, and I
from truth shall ne'er depart; In rev'rence to thy facred Name
devoutly fix my heart. 12 Thee will I praise, O Lord my God,
praise thee with heart sincere , And to thy everlasting Name
eternal trophies rear. 13 Thy boundless mercy shown to me
transcends my pow'r to tell; For thou hast oft redeem'd
soul from lowest depths of hell. 14 O God, the sons of pride and strife
have my destruction sought; Regardless of thy pow'r, that oft
has my deliv'rance wrought.
to my assistance bring;
thou everlasting spring! 16 O bounteous Lord, thy grace and strength
to me thy servant show;
thine handmaid's son, bestow.
may see with shame and rage, When thou, O Lord, for my
relief and comfort doft engage.
PSALM LXXXVII. 1 OD's temple crowns the holy mount ;
the Lord there condescends to dwell; His Sion's gates, in his account,
our Israel's fairest tents excel. 3 Fame glorious things of thee shall sing,
O city of th' Almighty King ! 4 I'll mention Rahab with due praise,
in Babylon's applauses join,
The fame of Ethiopia raise,
Their age and country did adorn. 5 But still of Sion I'll aver,
that many such from her proceed; Th' Almighty shall establish her: 6 His gen’ral list shall show, when read,
That such a person there was born,
And such did such an age adorn. 7 He'll Sion find with numbers fill’d
of such as merit high renown;
and (her transcending fame to crown)
By day and night address my cry; 2 Vouchsafe my mournful voice to hear;
To my distress incline thine ear. 3 For seas of trouble me invade,
My soul draws nigh to death's cold shade: 4 Like one whose strength and hopes are fled,
They number me among the dead : 5
Like those who, shrouded in the grave,
From thee no more remembrance have; 6 Cast off fro:n thy sustaining care,
Down to the confines of despair.
Amicting me with restless pain ;
Too weak, alas, to bear the least.
In a loath'd dungeon laid, where none
Confin'd, past hopes of liberty.
They waste, but still my griefs increase;
With out-stretch'd hands invok'd thy aid. 10 Wilt thou by miracle revive
The dead, whom thou forsook'st alive?
From death restore, thy praise to fing,
Whom thou from prison would'st not bring? 11 Shall the mute grave thy love confess?
A mould'ring tomb thy faithfulness? 12 Thy truth and power renown obtain
Where darkness and oblivion reign? 13 To thee, O Lord, I cry, forlorn;
My pray'r prevents the early morn : 14 Why hast thou, Lord, my soul forsook,
Nor once vouchsaf'd a gracious look ? 15 Prevailing sorrows bear me down,
Which from my youth with me have grown;
And fears of blacker days behind.
Thy terrors fill my soul with dread; 17 Environ'd as with waves combin'd,
And for a gen'ral deluge join'd. 18 My lovers, friends, familiars, all
Remov'd from fight, and out of call ;
my song on them shall ever dwell; To ages yet unborn my tongue
thy never failing truth Thall tell. 2 I have affirm'd, and still maintain,
thy mercy shall for ever last; Thy truth that does the heav'ns sustain,
like them shall stand for ever fast. 3 Thus (pak’st thou by thy Prophet's voice,
“ With David I a league have made ; “ To him, my servant, and my choice,
“ by solemn oath this grant convey'd: " While earth, and seas, and skies endure,
“ thy seed shall in my fight remain; “ To them thy throne I will insure,
“ they shall to endless ages reign.” 5 for such stupendous truth and love,
both heav'n and carth just praises oweg By choirs of angels sung above,
and by afsembled saints below.
6 What Seraph of celestial birth
to vie with Ifrael's God shall dare? Or who among the gods of earth
with our Almighty Lord compare ? 7 With rev'rence and religious dread
his saints should to his temple press; His fear through all their hearts should spread,
who his Almighty Name confess. 8 Lord God of armies, who can boast
of strength or pow'r like thine renown'd ; Of such a num'rous faithful hoft,
as that which does thy throne surround? 9 Thou dost the lawless sea controul,
and change the prospect of the deep; Thou mak'st the sleeping billows roll;
thou mak'st the rolling billows sleep. 19 Thou brak'it in pieces Rahab's pride,
and didst oppressing pow'r disarm; Thy scatter'd foes have dearly try'd
the force of thy resistless arm. u In thee the fov’reign right remains
of earth and hear'n; thee, Lord, alone The world, and all that it contains,
their Maker and Preserver own. 12 The poles on which the globe does rest
were form'd by thy creating voice; Tabor and Hermon, east and west,
in thy sustaining pow'r rejoice. 13 Thy arm is mighty, strong thy hand,
yet, Lord, thou doit with justice reign; 14 Poffess’d of absolute command
thou truth and mercy doft maintain. 15 Happy, thrice happy they, who hear
thy sacred trumpet's joyful sound; Who may at festivals appear,
with thy most glorious presence crown'd. 16 Thy saints shall always be o'erjoy'd,
who on thy facred Name relys And, in thy righteousness employ’d,
above their foes be rais'd on high. 17 For in thy strength they shall advance,
whose conquests from thy favou spring;