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Therefore did God, thy God, on thee
the oil of gladness shed; And has, above thy fellows round,
advanced thy lofty head.
8 With, cassia, aloes, and myrrh, thy royal robes abound;
Which, from the stately wardrobe 01-0% spread grateful odours round.
9 Among the honourable train did princely virgins wait
The queen was placed at thy right hand in golden robes of state. PART II.
10 But thou, O royal bride, give ear, and to my words attend;
Forget ihy native country now, and every former friend.
11 So shall thy beauty charm the King, nor shall his love decay,
For he is now hecome thy Lord; to him due reverence pay.
12 The Tynan matrons, rich and proud, shall humble presents make,
And all the wealthy Chines e, thy favour to partake.
13 The King's fair Daughter's fairer soul all inward graces fill;
Her raiment is of purest gold, adorn'dwith costly skill.
14 She in her nuptial garments dress'd, with needles richly wrought,
Attended by her virgin train, shall to the King he brought.
15 With all the state of solemn joy the triumph moves along;
Till, with wide gates, the royal court receives the pompous throng.
16 Thou, in thy royal Fathers room, must princely sons expect;
Whom thou to different realms nny'st to govern and protect: [send.
17 W hi 1st this my song to futnre times transmits thy glorious name;
And makes the world, with one consent, thy lasting praise proclaim. PSALM 46.
GOD is our refuge in distress; A present help when dangers press; in him, undaunted, we'll confide; 2,3 Though earth were from her centre
tost, A»«i mountains in the ocean lost, Corn piece-meal by the roaring tide.
4 A gentler stream with gladness still The city of our Lord shall fill,
the royal seat of God most high:
5 God dwells in Sion, whose fair towers Shall mock th' assaults of earthly powers,
white his Almighty aid is nigli.
6 In tumults when the heathen raged, And kingdoms war against us waged,
he thu nrier'd«'uidd Isperwd theirpowers:
7 The Lord of hosts conducts our arms, Our tower of refuge in alarms,
ffty fathers' Guardian God and ours. K c
Oome^ee the wooden he had wrought, On earth what desolation brought; how he has calm'd the jarring world:
9 He broke the warlike spear and bow; With them their thundering chariots too
into devouring flames were hurl'd.
10 Submit to God's Almighty sway; For him the heathen shall ohey,
and earth her Sovereign Lord confess* If The God of hosts conduct4 our arms Our tower of refuge in alarms,
as to our fathers in distress PSALM 47.
OALL ye people, dap yom Linds, and with triumphant voices «ng , No force the mighty power withstands
of God, the universal King. 3,4 He shall opposing nations quelL
and with success our battles fight, Shall fix the place where we inustdweL,
the pride of Jacob, his delight. 5.6 Goo is gone up, our Lord and Kin?,
with shouts of joy ,and trumpet's sound. To him repeated praises s«ng.
and let the cheerful song rebound. 7, a Your utmost skill in praise he shown,
for him who all the world commands, Who sits upon his righteous throne,
and spreads h:* sway o'er heathen lands. 9 Our chiefs ami tribes, that far frout hence
to serve the God of Ahr'am came. Found him their constant sure defence
how great and glorious is his name'.
THE Lord, the only God, is great,
2 Her lowers, the joy of all the earth,
On her north side the Almighty King's imperial city lies.
3 God in her palaces is known; his presence is high guard:
4 Confederate kings withdrew their and of success despolr'd. (siege,
5 They view'd her walls, admired, and with grief and terror struck; [fled,
6 Like women, whom the sudden pangs of travail had o'ertook.
7 No wretched crew of mariners appear UI-e them forlorn,
When fleets from Tarshisb* weaHliy by eastern winds are torn. [coasts
8 In Sion we have seen performed a work that was foretold,
In pledge that God, for times to come, his city will uphold.
9 Not in our fortresses and walls did we, O God, confide;
But on the temple fix'd our hopes, in which thou dost reside.
10 According to thy Sovereign name. thy praise Ittrouyb earth t.<tend*s ,
Thy powerful arm, as Justice guides, chastises or defends.
11 Let Sinn's mount with joy resound; her daughters ail he taught
In songs his judgments to extoM who this deliverance wrought.
12 Compass her walls in solemn pomp; your eyes quite round her cast;
Count all her towers, and see if there
you find one stone displaced. *3 Her forts and palaces survey;
observe their order well; That, with assurance, to your heirs
his wonders you may tell. 14 This Sod is ours, and will be ours,
whilst we in him confide;
till death will be our guide.
LET ali the listening world attend,
3 My mouth, with sacred wisdom fill'd, shall good advice impart;
The sound result of prudent thoughts, digested in my heart.
4 To parables of weighty sense I will my ear incline;
Whilst to my tuneful harp I sing
dark words of deep design. 6 Why should my courage fail in times
of danger and of doubt, When sinners, that would me supplant,
have compass'd me about?
6 Those men. that all theirhope and trust in heaps of treasure place,
And boast in triumph, when they see their ill got wealth increase,
7 Are yet unable from the grave their dearest friend to free;
Nor can, by force of bribes, reverse
the Almighty Lord's decree. 8,9 Their vain endeavours they must
the priee is held too high; [quit;
No sums can purchase such a grant,
that man should never die.
10 Not wisdom can the wise exempt, nor fools their folly save;
But both must perish, and in death their wealth toothers leave.
11 For though they think their stately
seals shall ne'er to ruin fnU, But their remembrance last in lands which by their names they call;
12 Yet shall their fame be soon fo1got^ how great soever their state;
With heasts their memory, and they, shall share one common late. PART II.
13 How great their folly is, who thus absurd conclusions make!
And yet their children, imreclaim'd, rertent the gross mistal*e
14 They all, like sheep to'slaughter.led the prey of death are made;
Their heauty, while the just rejoice, within the grave shall fade
15 But God will yet redeem my soul; and from the greedy prave
His greater power shall set me free, and to himself receive.
16 Then fear not thou,when wordly men, in envy'd wealth abound;
Nor though their prosperous house increase, with state and honour crown'd.
17 For when they're summon'd hence they leave all this behind, [by death,
No shadow of their former pomp within the grave they find:
18 And yet they thought their slate was caught in the flatterer's snare, [hkst,
Wno with their vanity comply'd, and praised their worldly care.
19 In iheir forefathers' steps they tread and when like them they die,
Their wretched ancestors and they in endless darkness lie.
20 For man, how great soe'er his state, unless he's truly wise,
As like a sensual heast he lives, so like a beast be dies. PSALM 50 .
THE Lord hath spoke, the mighty 6iv Haili sent his summons all abroee1,
from dawning light, till day decline* The listening earth his voice hath hean!, And he from Sion hath appear'd,
where heauty in perfection shines. 3, 4 Our God shall come, and keep no
more Misconstrued silence, as hefore;
but wasting flames hefore him send: Around shall tempests fiercely rage, Whilst he does heaven and earth eng^f
his just tribunal to attend. 5, 6 Assemble all my saints to me, (Thus runs the great divine decree)
that in my lasting covenant live, And offerings bring with constant ran?. The heavens his justice shall declare;
for God himself shall sentence gift. 7, 8 Attend, my people; Israel, hear; Thy strong accuser I'll appear;
thy God, thy only God am I: 'Tis not of offerings I complain, Which, daily in my temple stain,
my sacred altar did supply.
9 Will this alone atonement make? No bullock from thy stall I'll take,
nor he-goat from thy fold accept:
10 The forest beasts, that range atoc The cattle too are all my own,
that on a thousand hills are kept.
11 I know the fowls, that bund their nests
In craggy rorks; and savngeheafts,
since the world's mine. and all it yields.
13 Thiak'it thou that I have any need On slaughter'd bulb and goats to feed,
to eat their flesh and drink their blood?
14 The sacrifices I require, Are hearts which love and zeal inspire,
and vows with strictest care made good.
15 In time of trouble call on me, And I will set thee safe and free;
and thou returns of praise shall make.
16 But to tl,c wicked thussailh God: How dar'sl thou teach my laws abroad,
or in thy mouth my covenant take?
17 For stubborn ihou,confirin'd in sin, Hast proof against instruction heen,
ana of my word didst lightly speak:
18 When thou a subtle thief didst see, Thou gladly with him didst agree,
and with adulterers didst partake. 39 Vile slander is thy chief delight; Thy tongue, by envy moved, and spite,
deceitful tales does hourly spread: 20 Thou dost with hateful scandals
wound Thy brother, and with lies confound
the offspring of thy motlier's hed. SI These things didst thou, whom still I
strove To gain with silence, and with love,
till thou didst w'ckedly surmise, That I was such a one as thou; But I'll reprove and ahame thee now,
and set thy sins before thine eyes.
22 Mark this, ye wicked fools, lest I let all my bolts of vengeance fly,
whilst none shall dare your cause to own:
23 Who praises me, due honour gives; And to the man that justly lives,
my strong salvation shall be shown.
HAVE mercy, Lord, on me,
thy wonted mercy find.
4 Against thee, Lord, alone, and only In thy sight,
Have I tfansgress'd; and, though con demn'd, must own thy judgment right.
5 In guilt each part was form'd of all this sinful frame;
In guilt I was conceived, and born the heir of sin and shame.
6 Yet thou, whose searching eye tines inward truth require,
Iti secret didst with wisdom's laws my tender soul inspire.
7 With hyssop purge me, Lord, and so I clean shall he:
I shall with snow in whiteness vie, when purify'd by thee:
8 Make me to hear with joy thy kind forgiving voice;
That so the bones which thou hast broke
may with fresh strength rejoice 9,10 Blot out my crying sins,
nor me in anger view: Create in me a heart that's ck upright mind renew. PART II.
II Withdraw not thou thy hel| nor cast me from thy sight;
Nor let thy Holy Spirit take iU everlasting flight.
12 The joy thy favour gives, let me again obtain;
And thy free Spirit's firm support my fainting soul sustain.
13 So I thy righteous ways to sinners will impart:
Whilst my advice shall wicked men to thy just laws convert.
14 My guilt of blood remove, my Saviour,and my God;
And my glad tongue shall loudly tell
15 Do thou unlock my lips,
So shall my mouth thy wondrous praise to all the world proclaim.
16 Could sacrifice atone,
But on such offerings thou disdain'sl
17 A broken spirit is
By him a broken contrite hear*
18 LetSion favour find,
And thy own city flourish lonjj,
19 The just shall then attend* and pleasing tribute payj
And sacrifice of choicest kind upon thy altar lay.
IN vain, O man of lawless might,
2 Thy wicked tongue doth slanderous
maliciously devise; [talei
And, sharper than a razor set,
it wounds with treacherous lies. 3,4 Thy thoughts are more on ill than good,
on lies than truth, employ\1; Thy tongue delights in word s, by which
the guiltless are destroyM. 5 God shall for ever blast thy hoi*s,
and snatch thee soon away;
Nor in thy dwelling-place permit, nor in the world, to stay.
6 The just, with pious fern*, shall see the downfal of thy pride;
And at thy sudden ruin laugh, and thus thy fall deride:
7 " See there" the man that haughty was, "who proudly God defy'd,
« Who trusted in his wealth, and still « on wicked arts rely'd."
8 But I am like those olive-plants that shade God's temple round;
And hope with his indulgent grace to I ,e for ever crown'd.
9 So shall my soul, with praise, 0 God,
An-1 on thy name with patience wait;
THE wieked fools must sure suppose
since virtue all disclaim. 2 The Lord look'd down from heaven's high tower, the sons of men to view; To see if any own'd his power,
or truth or justice knew. S But all, he saw, were backward gone,
degenerate grown and base; None for religion cared, not one . of all the sinful race.
4 But are those workers of deceit so dull and senseless grown.
That they like life ad my people eat, and God's just power disown?
5 Their causeless fear shall strangely and they, despised of God, [grow;
Shall soon he foil'd; his hand shall throw their scatter'd hones abroad.
6 Would he his saving power employ to break our servile band, «
Loud shouts of universal joy should echo through the land. PSALM 54.
LORD, save me, for thy glorious name, and in thy strength appear, To,judge my cause; accept my prayer, and to my words give ear,
5 Mere strangers, whom I never wrong'd, to ruin me design'd;
And cruel men, that fear no God,
against my soul comhined. 4, 5 But God takes part with all my
and he's the surest guard; [friends, The God of truth shall give my foes
their falsehood's due reward;
6 While I my grateful offerings bring, and sacrifice with joy;
And in his praise my time to come
delightfully employ. 1 From dreadful danger and distress
the Lord hath set me free; Through him shall I of all my foes V the just destructionsee.
GIVE ear, thou Judge of all the earib, and listen when I pray; Nor from thy humble suppliant turn thy glorious face away.
2 Attend to this my sad complaint, and hear my grievous moans;
While I my mournful case declare, with artless sighs and groans.
3 Hark how the foe insults aloud! how fierce oppressors rage!
Whose slanderous tongues, with wrath fid bate,
against my fame engage. 4,5 My heart is rack'd with pain; my soul
with deadly frights distressed; With fear and trembling compass'd
with horror quite oppressed. [round 6 How often wish'd I then, that I
the dove's swift wings could get; That I might take my speedy night,
and seek a safe retreat. 7,8 Then would I wander far frnm
and in wild deserts stray, (hence,
Till all this furious storm were spent,
this tempest past a way. PART II.
9 Destroy, 0 Lord, their ill designs, their counsels soon divide;
For through the city my grieve*! eyes have strife and rapine spy'd.
10 By day and night, on every wall they walk their constant round;
And in the midst of all her strength are grief and mischief found.
11 Whoe'er through every part shall will fresh disorders meet; [roam,
Deceit and guile their constant posts maintain in every street.
12 For Hwas not any open foe that false reflections made;
For then I could with ease have borne
the hitter things he said -. Twas none who hatred had profess'd,
that did against me rise; For then I had withdrawn myself
from his malicious eyes. 13, 14 But'twas e'en thou, my guide, my friend,
whom tenderest love did join; Whose sweet advice I valued most;
whose prayers were mix'd with mine. 15 Sure vengeance, equal to their criiws
such traitors must suiyrise, And sudden death requite those ills
they wickedly devise. 16,17 But I will call on God, who still
shall in my aid appear; At morn, at noon, at night, I'll pray;
and lie my voice shall hear. PART III. 18 God has released my soul from those
that did with me contend; And made a numerous host of friends
Jf'.v righteous cause defend.
19 For lie, who was my belp of old,
shall now his suppliant lio.tr; And punish them whose pros1«rous state
makes them no God to fear. SO Whom can I trust, if faithless men
perfidiously devise To ruin me, their peaceful friend,
and break the strongest ties?
21 Tho1 soft and melting are their words, their hearts with war abouna;
Their speeches are more smooth than oil, and yet like swords they wound.
22 Do thou.; my soul, on God depend, and he shall thee sustain;
He aids the just, whom to supplant the wicked strive in vain.
23 My foes that trade in lies and blood, shall all untimely die;
Whilst I, for health and length of days,
DO thou, 0 God, in mercy help;
he daily strife renews,
to ruin me combine; Thou seest, who sitt'st enthroned on high,
what mighty numbers join. S But tho' sometimes surprised by fear,
on danger's first alarm; Yet still for succour I depend
on thy Almighty arm.
4 God's faithful promise I shall praise, on which I now rely;
In God I trust, and, trusting him, ■ he arm of flesh defy.
5 They wrest my words, and make them a sense they never meant; [speak
Their thoughts are all, with restless spite, on ray destruction bent
6 In close assemblies they combine, and wicked projects lay;
They watch my steps, and lie in wait to make my soul their prey.
7 Shall such injustice still escape?
0 righteous God,arise;
let thy just wrath, too long provoked, this'impious race chastise.
8 Thou numberest all my steps, since first
1 was compell'd to flee;
My very tears are trensurcd up, and register'd by thee.
9 When therefore I invoke thy aid, my foes shall he o'erthrown;
For I am well assured that God my righteous cause will own.
10,11 I'll trust God's word, and so despise the force that n tan can raise;
12 To thee, O God, my vows are due; to thee I'll render praise.
13 Thou bast retrieved my soul from and thou wilt still secure [death;
The life thou hast so oft preserved, and make aiy footsteps sur*
14 That thus protected by thy power
I may this life enjoy;
my lengthen'd days employ
THY mercy, Locd, to me extend;
2 To thy tribunal, Lord, I fly,
Thou sovereign Judge, and God most
high, Who wonders hast for me begun, And wilt not leave thy work undone
3 From heaven protect me by thine arm, Ami shame all those who seek my harm. To my relief thy mercy send,
And truth, on which my hopes depend.
4 For I with savage men converse, Like hungry lions wild and fierce; With men whose teeth are spears, their
words Envenom'd darts, and two-edged swords.
5 Be thou, O God, exalted high;
6 To take me they their net prepared,
7 O God, my heart Is fix'd, 'tis bent, Its thankful tribute to present;
And. with my heart, my voice I'll raise
8 Awake, my glory; harp and lute,
9 Thy praises, Lord, I will resound
10 Thy mercy highest heaven transcends, Thy truth heyond the clouds extends.
11 Be thou, 0 God, exalted high;
SPEAK, 0 ye judges of the earth,
2 Your wicked hearts and judgments art,' alike by malice sway'd,
Your griping hands, by weighty bribes, to violence hetray'd.
3 To virtue strangers, from the womb their infant steps went wrong;
They prattled slander, and in lies employ'd their lisping tongue.
4 No serpent of parch'a Afric's breet' does ranker poison bear;
The nrowsyanoer wdl as soon unlock ms suiicn ear