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Their Millions into Nothing fall,

Or swell to be discern'd in vain."

9. The Nations with their God compare

(A Drop with the unfathom'd Sea) They vanish All, diffoly'd in Air,

And loft in His Immensity. 10. Lighter than Vanity, and less

Than Nothing, He on All looks down; Nor can their Services appease

His Wrath, or mitigate His Frown.

El. Lebanon brings her Stores in vain,

Nor All her Cedars can afford, Not all her Beasts for Sinners slain,

An Offering worthy of their Lord. 12. Nothing the Creature Adds to Him,

From whom their borrow'd Being flow'd, Who Self-sufficient and Supream

Exifts, the One Eternal God.


1. Say then, Ye Worms of Earth, to whom

Will Ye your glorious God compare ! Vainly thro' all His Works ye roam,

To find JEHOVAH's Likeness there.

2. The vile Idolater belies

His Image with a Golden Shrine, To counterfeit the Godhead tries;

And Stocks and Stones become Divine.

3. Man his own Deity, reveres

By Self delight, and Self-esteem, Whate’er the Sinner hopes, or fears,

Defires, or loves, is God to Him.,

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4. But have Ye not His Being known,

And clearly seen by Nature's Light ; Have not the Ancient Fathers shewn,

And You confess'd The Infinite !

5. The Heavens His Glorious Power proclaim,

Th' Invisible on Earth is shew'd, Nature is written with His Name,

And All Things speak their Builder GOD. 6. Creation to His Law fubmits,

His Rule He over All maintains, High on the Globe of Heaven He fits,

And undisturbid for ever reigns.

7. Th' Inhabitants of Earth from thence,

As Grashoppers His Eye beholds ; His Hand, and Power, and Providence

The Curtain of the Heavens. unfolds.

8. 'Tis He who stretch'd them out, 'tis He

Who still the wide Pavilion spreads, That blue Etherial Canopy,

And draws it o'er His Creatures Heads.

s. Princes, and Kings, that dare withstand

Their uncontrould Creator's Sway, Shall fink beneath His Mighty Hand,

And fall, and fade, and die away.

10. Planted awhile, or fown below,

Their Stock accurft shall ne'er take Root ; The Lord upon their Pride Thall blow,

Wither the Flower, and blast the Fruit. 31. Say then, ye abject Worms, to whom

Will ye your Glorious God compare ? Who fhall His Holiness prefume

To match, or who His Power shall dare ?

12. Lift

12. Lift up your Eyes to Things on high,

Nor fix on Earth your groveling Thought, Who built yon azure vaulted Sky?

Who spoke those beauteous Orbs from Nought?

13. God only Wise, and Great, and Strong,

Made them to run their Heavenly Race ; (Knowledge, and Might to God belong,

Honour, and Majeity, and Praise.) 14. Their radiant Hosts He marshals right,

Their Nature, Names, and Number knows; He bids them in their Courses fight,

And blast their Great Creator's Foes.

15. They hear ; and Each His Will performs,

And lo! to Man they ever call, • Lift up your Eyes, ye abject Worms,

• Adore the Glorious Cause of All!


1. The World He made He still sustains.

Why then doft Thou, O Israel, say, My GOD forgets His People's Pains,

His Jacob is a Castaway.

2. Repent Thee of thy peevish Haffe,

Recall the rash desponding Word,
No more complain, · The Hour is past,

• And I have wearied out my LORD.

3. Haft Thou not heard, haft Thou not known

The Everlasting God, that laid The Earth's Foundations, rules alone,

Nor faints to bear the World He made?

4. JEHOVAH is Unchangeable,
His Ways, and Thought, are not as Ours,


He chears the languid Souls that fail,

And quickens all their drooping Powers.

5: Gently He lifts the Fallen up,

He gives them Faith, and Faith's Increase, Revives their feeble, dying Hope,

And fills with Love, and Joy, and Peace. 6. Blasted the Vigour of the Young

Shall fade, and suddenly decay ; The Bold, and Confident, and Strong,

Shall fear, despair, and die away. 7. But They, who wait upon the LORD,

Shall surely find His Promise true, Receive the Quickning Powerful Word,

And born of God their Strength renew.. 8. Their willing Souls from Sin set free,

Shall swiftly in His Statutes move, Shall walk in Glorious Liberty,

Shall fly upon the Wings of Love. 9. With Eagle's Wings their Souls fhall rise;

Steady and strong to Heaven foar, Regain on Earth their Native Skies,

And faint, and fall, and sin no more.

The Sixty-third Chapter of ISAIAH.

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O Common Vision This I see,

In more than Human Majesty, Who is this Mighty Hero, who

With glorious Terror on his Brow?

2. His deep-dy'd crimson Robes outvie

The Blushes of the Morning-Sky, Lo! how Triumphant He appears,

And Victory in His Visage wears ! 3. How strong, how stately does He go!

Pompous, and solemn is his Pace, And full of Majesty his Face :

Who is this Mighty Hero, who?

4. 'Tis I, who to my Promise ftand;

I, who Sin, Death, Hell, and the GraveHave foild with this All-conquering Hand :

'Tis I, the LORD, mighty to save. 5. Why wear'ft Thou then this crimson Die,

Say, Thou All-conquering Hero, why? Why do thy Garments look all red,

Like them that in the Wine-fat tread?

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6. The Wineprefs I alone have trod,

That pondrous Mass I ply'd alone, And with me to affilt was none,

A Task worthy the Son of Godk 7. Angels stood trembling at the Sight;

Enrag'd I put forth all my Might, And down the Engine press’d; the Force

Put frighted Nature out of Course;

8. The Blood gulh'd out, and chequer'd o're

My Garments with its deepest Gore, With glorious Stains bedeck'd I stood,

And writ my Victory in Blood. 9. The Day, the Signal Day is come,

Vengeance on all my Foes to take, The Day, when Death shall have its Doom,

And the dark Kingdom's Powers shall shake.

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