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22 No prince from him shall tribute force, no son of strife shall him annog; 23 His spiteful foes I will disperse, and them before his face destroy. 24 My truth and grace shall him sustain; his armies, in well-order'd ranks, 25 Shall conquer from the Tyrian main, to Tigris and Euphrates' banks. 26 Me for his father he shall take, his God and rock of safety call; 27 Him I my first-born son will make, and earthly kings his subjects all. 28 To him my mercy I'll secure,
my cov'nant make for ever fast: 29 His seed for ever shall endure; his throne, till heav'n dissolves, shall last.
The Second Part. 30 But if his heirs my law forsake, and from my sacred precepts stray: 31 If they my righteous statutes break, nor strictly my commands obey: 32 Their sins I'll visit with a rod,
and for their folly make them smart; 33 Yet will not cease to be their God, nor from my truth, like them, depart 34 My cov'nant I will ne'er revoke, but in remembrance fast retain: The thing that once my lips have spoke shall in etemal force remain. 35 Once have I sworn, but once for all, and made my holiness the tie, That I my grant will ne'er recall,
nor to my servant David lie. 36 Whose throne and race the constant sun shall, like his course, establish'd see; 87 of this my oath, thou conscious moon, in heav'n my faithful witness be. 38 Such was thy gracious promise, Lord; but thou hast now our trites for sook ; Thy own anointed hast abhorr'd,
and turn'd on him thy wrathful look. 39 Thou seemest to have render'd void the cos'nant with thy servant made; Thou hast his dignity destroy'd,
and in the dust his honour laid. 40 of strong holds thou hasi him bereft, and brought his bulwarks to decay: 41 His frontier coasts defenceless left, a publick scorn and cominon prey. 42 His ruin does glad triumphs yield to foes advanc'd by thee to might; 43 Thou hast his conqu’ring sword unsteel'd, his valour turn'd to shameful flight. 14 His glory is to darkness fled, his throne is leveli'd with the ground; (drowna. 45 His youth to wretched bondage led, with shame o'erwhelm'd and sorrow 46 How long shall we thy absence mourn? wilt thou for ever, Lord, retire ? Shall thy consuming anger bum,
till that and we at once exquire? 47 Consider, Lord, how short a space thou dost for mortal life ordain; No methoci to prolong the race,
but loading it with grief and pain. 48 What man is he that can control death's strict unalterable doom? Or rescue from the grave his soul,
the grave that must mankind entom 49 Lord, where's thy love, thy boundless grace, the oath to which thy truth did seal, Consign'd to David and his race, the grant which time should ne'er repeal 50 See how thy servants treated are with infamy, reproach, and spite; Which in my silent breast I bear
from nations of licentious inight. 51 How they, reproaching thy great Name, have made thy servant's hope their jest, 52 Yet thy just praises we'll proclaim, and ever sing, The Lord be blest.
of us thy chosen race, From age to age thou still hast been our sure abiding-place. 2 Before thou brought'st the mountains forth, or th' earth and world didst frame, Thou always wert the mighty God, and ever art the same. 3 Thou turnest man, O Lord, to dust, of which he first was made; And when thou speak'st the word, Keturn, 'tis instantly obey'd. 4 For in thy sight a thousand years are like a day that's past, Or like a watch in dead of night,
whose hours unminded waste. 5 Thou sweep'st us off as with a flood, we vanish hence like dreams; At first we grow like grass that feels the sun's revising beams: 6 But howsoever fresh and fair
its morning beauty shows: 'Tis all cut down and wither'd quite before the ev'ning close. 7,8 We by thine anger are consumid, and by thy wrath dismayed: Our publick crimes and secret sins before thy sight are laid. 9 Beneath thy anger's sad effects
our drooping days we spend; Our unregarded years break off
like tales that quickly end.
10 Our term of time is seventy years, an age that few survive;
and we no more remain.
The Second Part. 11 But who thy anger's dread effects does, as he ought, revere? And yet thy wrath does fall or rise,
az more or less we fear. 12 So teach us, Lord, th' uncertain sum of our short days to mind, That to true wisdom all our hearts
may ever be inclin'd. 13 O to thy servants, Lord, return, and speedily relent! As we of our misdeeds, do thou
of our just doom repent. 14 To satisfy and cheer our souls
thy early mercy send; That we may all our days to come
in joy and comfort spend. 15 Let happy times, with large amends, dry up our former tears, Or equal at the least the term
of our afflicted years. 16 To all thy servants, Lord, let this thy wondrous work be known, And to our offspring yet unborn
thy glorious pow'r be shown. 17 Let thy bright rays upon us shine; give thou our work success : The glorious work we have in hand do thou vouchsafe to bless.
PSALM XCI. E that has God his guardian made, shall under th' Almighty's shade НЕ.
Secure and undisturb'd abide. 2 Thus to my soul of him I'll say,
He is my fortress and my stay,
My God, in whom I will confide. 3 His tender love and watchful care shall free thee from the fowler's snare,
And from the noisome pestilence: 4 He over thee his wings shall spread, and cover thy unguarded bead;
is truth shall be thy strong defence. 5 No terrors that surprise by night shall thy undaunted courage fright,
Nor deadly shafts that fly by day; 6 Nor plague of unknown rise, that kills in darkness, nor infectious ills
That in the hottest season slay. 7 A thousand at thy side shall die, at thy right hand ten thousand lie,
While thy firm health untouch'd remains 8 Thou only shalt look on and see
the wicked's dismal tragedy, And count the sinner's mournful gains. 9 Because, with well-plac'd confidence, thou mak'st the Lord thy sure defence,
And on the Highest dost rely; 10 Therefore no ill shall thee befall, nor to thy healthful dwelling shall
Any infectious plague draw nigh. 11 For he, throughout thy happy days, to keep thee safe in all thy ways Shall give his angels strict commands;
(thy feet, 12 And they, lest thou should'st chance to meet with some rough stone to wound
Shall bear thee safely in their hands. 13 Dragons and asps, that thirst for blood, and lions roaring for their food,
Beneath his conqu’ring feet shall lie; 14 Because he lov'd and honour'd me, therefore, says God, I'll set him free,
And fix his glorious throne on high. 15 He'll cal; I'll answer, when he calls, and rescue him when ill befalls;
Increase his honour and his wealth. 16 And when with undisturb'd content his long and happy life is spent,
His end I'll crown with saving health.
Horgood and pleasant must it be
to thank the Lord most high; And with repeated hymns of praise his Name to magnify! 2 With every morning's early dawn his goodness to relate; And of his constant truth each night the glad effects repeat! 3 To ten-string'd instruments we'll sing, with tuneful psalt'ries join'd; And to the harp with solemn sounds, for sacred use design'd. 4 For thro' thy wondrous works, O Lord, thou mak'st my heart rejoice; The thoughts of them shall make me glad, and shout with cheerful voice.
5, 6 How wondrous are thy works, O Lord! how deep are thy decrees !
my consecrated heail: 11 I soon shall see my stubborn foes to utter ruin brought, And hear the dismal end of those
who have against me foughi. 12 But righteous men, like fruitful palms, shall make a glorious show; As cedars that in Lebanon
in stately order grow. 13, 14 These, planted in the house of God, within his courts shall thrive; Their vigour and their lustre both
shall in old age revive. 15 Thus will the Lord his justice show; and God, my strong defence, Shall due rewards to all the world impartially dispense.
The world's foundations strongly laid, and the vast fabrick still sustains. 2 How surely stablish'd is thy throne, which shall no change or period see! For thou, O Lord, and thou alone,
art God from all eternity. 3, 4 The floods, O Lord, lift up their voice, and toss the troubled waves on high; But God above can still their noise, and make the angry sea comply. 5 Thy promise, Lord, is ever sure; and they that in thy house would dwell, That happy station to secure,
must still in holiness exoel.
Arise, thou Judge of all the earth, and crush thy haughty foes.
the God of Jacob take. 8 At length, ye stupid fools, your wants endeavour to discer; In folly will you still proceed,
and wisdom never learn? 9, 10 Can he be deaf, who form'd the ear? or blind, who fram'd 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 lie bare: His eye surveys them all, and sees
how vain their counsels are.
The Second Part. 12 Bless'd is the man, whom thou, O Lord, in kindness dost chastise, And by thy sacred rules to walk
dost lovingly advise. 13 This man shall rest and safety find in seasons of distress, 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 hehalf
when wicked men invade? Or who, when sinners would oppress, my righteous cause shall plead > 17, 18, 19 Long since had l 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 righteous men they form their close desin; And, blood of innocents to spill,
in solemn league combine. 22 But my defence is firmly plac'd 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 oft,
our God shall slay thein
SING to the Lord a new-made song;
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. 3 For God, the Lord, enthron'd in state is with unrivall'd glory great; A King, superior far to all,
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 sov'reign right is his; 'Tis mov'd by his Almighty hand,
that form'd and fix'd the solid land. 6 o 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; If then you'll, like his flock, draw near, to-day if you his voice will hear, 8 Let not your harden'd hearts renew your fathers' crimes and judgments too; Nor here provoke my wrath, as they in desert plains of Meribah. 9 When through the wilderness they mov'd, and me with fresh temptations prov'd, They still, through unbelief, rebell'd, while they my wondrous works beheld. 10, They forty years my patience griev'd, though daily I their wants reliev'd; Then,---Tis a faithless race, I said, whose heart from me has always stray'd. 11 They ne'er will tread my righteous path; therefore to them, in settled wrath, Since they despis'd my rest, I sware that they should never enter there.
PSALM XCVI. ING
let earth, in one assembled throng, Her common Patron's praise resound. 2 sing to the Lord, and bless his Name, from day to day his praise proclaim,
Who us has with salvation crown'a. 3 To heathen lands his fame rehearse, his wonders to the universe. 4 He's great, and greatly to be prais'd : in majesty and glory rais'd
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 restor'd, by you who have false gods ador'd ;
Ascribe due honour to his Name: 8 Peace off'rings 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 pow'r the universe sustains,
And banish'd justice will restore. 11 Let therefore heav'n new joys confess, and heav'nly mirth let earth express;
Its loud applause he 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.
in his just government rejoice; Let all the isles, with sacred mirth, in his applause unite their voice. 2 Darkness and clouds of awful shade his dazzling glory shroud in state; Justice and truth his guards are made, and, fix'd by his pavilion, wait. 3 Devouring fire before his face
his foes around with vengeance struck; 4 His lightnings set the world on blaze; earth saw it, and with terror shook. 5 The proudest hills his presence felt, their height nor strength could help afford; The proudest hills like wax did melt
in presence of th' Almighty Lord. 6 The heav'ns, his righteousness to show, with storms of fire our foes pursu'd; And all the trembling world below have his descending glory view'd. 7 Confounded be their impious host, who make the gods to whom they pray; All who of pageant idols boast,
to him, ye gods, your worship pay. 8 Glad Sion of thy triumph heard, and Judah's daughters were o'erjoy'd; Because thy righteous judgments, Lord, have Pagan pride and pow'r destroy'd.
let therefore all
9 For thou, o God, art seated high, above earth's potentates enthron'd; Thou, Lord, unrivall'd in the sky,
supreme by all the gods art own'd. 10 You, who to serve this Lord aspire, abhor what's ill, and truth esteem; He'll keep his servants' souls entire, and them from wicked hands redeem. 11 For seeds are sown of glorious light, a future harvest for the just; And gladness for the heart that's right, to recompense its pious trust. 12 Rejoice, ye righteous, in the Lord: memorials of his holiness Deep in your faithful breasts record,
and with your thankful tongues confess.
the conquest he has won.
of Israel's God have seen. 4 Let therefore earth's inhabitants
their cheerful voices raise, And all with universal joy
resound their Maker's praise. 5 With harp and hymn's soft melody,
into the concert bring 6 The trumpet and shrill cornet's sound, before th' Almighty King. 7 Let the loud ocean roar her joy
with all that seas contain; The earth and her inhabitants
join concert with the main. 8 With joy let riv'lets swell to streams, to spreading torrents they: And echoing vales from hill to hill
redoubled shouts convey; 9 To welcome down the world's great Judge, who does with justice come, And with impartial equity
both to reward and doom. PSALM XCIX.
the guilty nations quake: On cherubs wings he sits enthron'd; let earth's foundations shake. 2 On Sion's hill he keeps his court, his palace makes her tow'rs; Yet thence his sov'reignty extends
supreme o'er earthly pow'rs. 3 Let therefore all with praise address his great and dreadful Name; And with his unresisted might
his holiness proclaim. 4 For truth and justice in his reign of strength and pow'r take place; His judgments are with righteousness dispens'd to Jacob's race, 5 Therefore exalt the Lord our God, before his footstool fall; And with his unresisted might
his holiness extol. 6 Moses and Aaron thus of old
among his priests ador'd; Among his prophets Samuel thus
his sacred Name implor'd. Distress'd, upon the Lord they call'a, who ne'er their suit denied; But, as with rev'rence they implor'd, he graciously replied. 7 For with their camp, to guide their march, the cloudy pillar mor'd: They kept his laws, and to his will
obedient servants prov'd. 8 He answer'd them, forgiving oft his people for their sake; And those, who rashly them or pos'd, did sad examples make. 9 With worship at his sacred courts exalt our God and Lord; For he, who only holy is,
alone should be ador'd.
PSALM C. W Tad heinage pay with awrünmirth, and sing before him songs
raise 3 Convinc'd that he is God alone,
from whom both we and all proceed, We, whom he chooses for his own,
the flock that he vouchsafes to feed.. 4 O enter then his temple gate,
thence to his courts deroutly 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.
and steadfast judgment I will stngi And since they both lo ihee belong, to thee, O Lord, address my son. 2 When, Lord, thou shalt with me reside, wise discipline my reign shall guide; With blameless life myself I'u make a pattern for my court to take. 3 No ill design will I pursue,
nor those my favirites make that do 4 Who to reproof bears no regard,
hin will I totally disard. 5 The private slanderer shall be
in publick justice doom'd by me. From haughty look, I'll turn aside and mortify the heart of pride.