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2 The heavens are for his curtains spread;

Th’ unfathom'd deep he makes his bed : Clouds are his chariot, when he flies

On winged storms across the skies. 8 Angels, whom his own breath inspires, His

ministers are flaming fires ; And swift as thought their armies move

To bear his vengeance or his love.
4 The world's foundations by his hand

Are pois'd, and shall forever stand ;;
He binds the ocean in his chain,

Lest it should drown the earth again.
5 When earth was cover'd with the flood,

Which high above the mountains stood,
He thunder'd, and the ocean fled,
Confin’d to its appointed bed.
The swelling billows know their bound,
And in their channels walk their round;
Yet thence convey'd by secret veins,

They spring on hills, and drench the plains. 7 He bids the crystal fountains flow,

And cbeer the vallies as they go;
Tame heifers there their thirst allay,

And for the stream wild asses bray. & From pleasant trees which shade the brink,

The lark and linnet light to driuk;
Their songs the lark and linnet raise,
And chide our silence in his praise.

9 God, from his cloudy cisterns, pours

On the parch'd earth enriching showers;
The grove, the garden, and the field:,
A thousand joyful blessings yield.


10 He makes the grassy food arise,

And gives the cattle large supplies ;
With herbs for man, of various power,

To nourish nature, or to cure.
11 What noble fruit the vines produce !

The olive yields an useful juice ;
Our hearts are cheer'd with generous wing,

With inward joy our faces shine. 12 O bless his name, ye people, fed

With nature's chief supporter, bread ; While bread your vital strength imparts, Serve him with vigour in your hearts.


13 Behold the stately cedar stands,

Rais'd in the forest by his hands;
Birds to the boughs for shelter fly,

And build their nests secure on high. 14 To craggy hills ascends the goat;

And at the airy mountain's foot
The feebler creatures make their cell;

He gives them wisdom where to dwell. 15 He sets the sun his circling race,

Appoints the moon to change her face; And, when thick darkness veils the day,

Calls out wild beasts to hunt their prey. 16 Fierce lions lead their young abroad,

And, roaring, ask their meat from God; But when the morning beams arise,

The savage beast to covert flies. 17 Then man to daily labour goes;

The night ivas made for his repose :
Sleep is thy gift, that sweet relief
From tiresome toil and wasting grief.

18 How strange thy works! how great thy

And every land thy riches fill: [skill! Thy wisdom round the world we see,

This spacious earth is full of thee. 19 Nor less thy glories in the deep,

Where fish in millions swim and creep, With wondrous motions, swift or slow:

Still wandering in the paths below.
20 There ships divide their watery way,

And flocks of scaly monsters play;
There dwells the huge leviathan,
And foams and sports in spite of man.

21 Vast are thy works, Almighty Lord,

All nature rests upon thy word,
And tbe whole race of creatures stand,

Waiting their portion from thy hand. 22 While each receives his different food,

Their cheerful looks pronounce it good ; Eagles and bears, and whales and worms

Rejoice and praise in different forms.
29 But, when thy face is hid, they mourn,

And, dying, to their dust return;
Both man and beast their souls resiga;

Life, breath and spirit all are thine.
24 Yet thou canst breathe on dust again,

And fill the world with beasts and men ;
A word of thy creating breath

Repairs the wastes of time and death. 25 His works, the wonders of his might,

Are honour'd with bis own delight:
How awful are his glorious ways!
The Lord is dreadful in his praise.

26 The earth stands treinbling at thy stroke,

And at thy touch the mountains smoke;
Yet humble souls may see thy face,

And tell their wants to sovereign grace. 27 In thee my hopes and wishes meet,

And make my meditations sweet ;
Thy praises shall my breath employ,

Till it expire in endless joy.
28 While haughty sinners die accurst,

Their glory bury'd in the dust,
I to my God, my heavenly King,
Immortal hallelujahs sing.
PSALM 105.-Abridged. C. M. [*]
God's conduct to Israel, and the plagues of

Egypt. 1 NIVE thanks to God, invoke his name,

God hear the

world his grace ;

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Sound through the earth his deeds of fama,

That all may seek his face.
2 His covenant which he kept in mind

For numerous ages past,
To numerous ages, yet bebind,

In equal force shall last.
3 He sware to Abrah’m and his seed,

And made the blessing sure;
Gentiles the ancient promise read,

And find his truth endure. 4 " Thy seed shall make all nations blest,”!

(Said the Almighty voice) 6 And Canaan's land shall be tlieir rest,

" The type of heavenly joys." 5 (How arge the grant ! how rich the grace.

To give them Canaan's land,

When they were strangers in the place,

A little feeble band !
Like pilgrims, thro' the countries round,

Securely they remov'd;
And baughty kings, that on them frown'd,

Severely he reprov'd.
7 “Touch mine anointed, and mine arma

“Sball soon revenge the wrong: u The man that does my prophets harna,

“Shall know their God is strong." 8 Then let the world forbear its rage,

Nor put the church in fear :
Israel must live through every age,
And be th’ Almighty's care.]

9 When Pharaoh dar'd to vex the saints,

And thus provok'd their God,
Moses was sent, at their complaints,

Arm'd with his dreadful rod.
10 He call'd for darkness; darkness came

Like an o'erwhelming flood;
He turn'd each lake and every stream

To lakes and streams of blood.
11 He gave the sign, and noisome flies

Through the whole country spread; And frogs, in croaking armies, rise

About the monarch's bed. 12 . Through fields, and towns, and palaces,

The tenfold vengeance flew;
Locusts in swarms devour'd their troes,

And hail their cattle slew.
1$ Then by an angel's midnight stroke,

The flower of Egypı dy'd;

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