« AnteriorContinuar »
I I OLD not thy peace, O Lord our God, No longer silent be; Nor with consenting quiet looks Our ruin calmly see. For lo! the tumults of thy foes O'er all the land are spread; And those who hate thy saints and thee, Lift up their threat’ning head. 3 Against thy zealous people, Lord, They craftily combine; And to destroy thy chosen saints Have laid their close design. 4 “Come let us cut them off,” say they, “Their nation quite deface; “That no remembrance may remain “Of Israel’s hated race.” 5 Thus they against thy people’s peace Consult with one consent; And diffring nations, jointly leagued, Their common malice vent. 6 The Ishmaelites, that dwell intents, With warlike Edom join'd, And Moab's sons, our ruin vow, With Hager's race combin'd. 7 Proud Ammon's offspring, Gebal too, With Amalek conspire; The lords of Palestine, and all The wealthy sons of Tyre. 8 All these the strong Assyrian king Their firm ally have got; Who with a powerful army aids Th’incestuous race of Lot. PART II. 9 Butlet such vengeance come to them, As once to Midian came; To Jabin and proud Sisera, At Kishon's fatal stream; 10. When thy right hand their num'rous hosts Near Endor did confound, And left their carcases for dung To feed the hungry ground,
11 Let all their mighty men the fate Of Zeb and Oreb share; As Zeba and Zalmuna, so Let all their princes fare. 12 Who, with the same design inspir’d, Thus vainly boasting spake, “In firm possession for ourselves “Let us God’s houses take.” 13 To ruin let them haste, like wheels-Which downwards swiftly move; Like chaff before the wind, let all Their scatter’d forces prove. 14, 15. As flames consume dry wood, or heath That on parch'd mountains grows, So let thy fierce pursuing wrath With terrors strike thy foes. 16, 17 Lord, shroud their faces with disgrace,; That they may own thy name: -> Or them confound, whose harden’d hearts * Thy gentler means disclaim.
18 So shall the wond'ring world confess, -
How lovely is the place
Will grace and glory give;
ORD, thou hast granted to thy land The favours we implor’d, And faithful Jacob's captive race Hast graciously restor'd. 2, 3 Thy people's sins thou hast forgiv'n, And all their guilt defac’d; Thou hast not let thy wrath flame on, Northy fierce anger last. 4 O God our Saviour, all our hearts To thy obedience turn; • * * That, quench'd with our repenting tears, Thy wrath no more may burn. 5, 6 For why should'st thou be angry still, And wrath so long retain? Revive us, Lord, and let thy saints Thy wonted comfort gain. 7 Thy gracious favour, Lord, display, Which we have long implor’d; And, for thy wondrous mercy's sake, Thy wonted aid afford. 8 God's answer patiently I’ll wait; For he, with glad success, If they no more to folly turn, His mourning saints will bless. 9 To all that fear his holy name His sure salvation's near; 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, With friendly arms embrace. 11, 12 Truth from the earth shall spring, whilst heaven Shall streams of justice pour; And God, from whom all goodness flows, Shall endless plenty shower. 13 Before him righteousness shall march, And his just paths prepare; Whilst we his holy steps pursue With constant zeal and care.
O my complaint, O Lord my God, Thy gracious ear incline; Hear me, distress'd, and destitute Of all relief but thine. 2 Bo thou, O God, preserve my soul, That does thy name adore; Thy servant keep, and him, whose trust Relies on thee, restore. 3 To me, who daily thee invoke, Thy mercy, Lord, extend; § Refresh thy servant’s soul, whose hopes On thee alone depend. 5 Thou, Lord, art good, nor only gool, But prompt to pardon too ; of plenteous mercy to all those Who for thy mercy sue. 6 To my repeated humble prayer, O Lord, attentive be; 7 When troubled, I on thee will call, For thou wilt answer me.
8 Among the gods there's none like thee,
11 Teach methy way, O Lord, and I From truth shall ne'er depart ; In rev’rence to thy sacred 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 power to tell; For thou hast oft redeem'd my soul From lowest depths of hell. 14 O God, the sons of pride and strife Have my destruction sought ; Regardless of thy power, that oft as my deliv'rance wrought. 15 But à. thy constant goodness didst To my assistance bring; Of patience, mercy, and of truth, Thou everlasting spring ! 16 O bounteous Lord, thy grace and strength To me thy servant show; Thy kind protection, Lord, on me, Thine handmaid’s son, bestow. 17 Some signal give, which my proud foes May see with shame and rage, When thou, O Lord, for my relief And comfort dost engage.
G%. temple crowns the holy mount;
2 Vouchsafe my mournful voice to hear;
*. soul draws nigh to death's cold shade;
7 With rev'rence and religious dread,
His fear through all their hearts should spread,
ike one whose strength and hopes are fled, 8 Lord God of armies, who can boast
. They number me among the dead:
Ofstrength or power like thine renown'd; Of such a num’rous, faithful host, As that which does thy throne surround? 9 Thou dost the lawless sea control, And change the prospeet of the deep; -Thou mak'st the sleeping billows roll; Thou mak’st the rolling billows sleep. 10.Thou break'st in pieces Rahab's pride, And didst oppressing power disarm; Thy scatter'd foes have dearly try’d The force of thy resistless arm. 11. In thee the sov’reign right remains 9f earth and heaven; 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 ereating voice; Tabor and Hermon, east and west, In thy sustaining power rejoice. 13.Thy arm is mighty, strong thy hand, Yet, Lord, thou dost with justice reign; 14 Possess'd of absolute command, Thou truth and mercy dost 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. 10.Thy saints shall always be o'erjoy’d, Who on thy sacred name rely; And, in thy righteousness employ'd, Above their foes be rais'd on high. 17 For in thy strength they shall advanee, Whose conquests from thy favour spring; 18.The Lord of hosts is our defence, And Israel's God our Israel’s King. 19. Thus spak'st thou by thy Prophet's voice, “A mighty champion I will send; “From Judah’s tribe have I made choice. “Of one, who shall the rest defend. 30." My servant David I have found, “With holy oil anointed him; 21, “Him shall the hand support that crown'd, “And guard, that gave the diadem. . 22 “No prince from him shall tribute force, “No son of strife shall him annoy; 28." 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 Maiz, “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;
Which from my youth with me have grown;
Thy terrors past distract my mind, And fears of blacker days behind. 16 Thy wrath hath burst upon my head, • 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 sight, and out of call; To dark oblivion all retir’d, Dead, or at least to me expir’d.
HY mercies, Lord, shall be my song;
30 “But if his heirs my law forsake,
“His throne, till heaven dissolves, shall last.
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 eternal force remain. 35 “Once I have 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: 37 “Of this my oath, thou conscious moon, “In heaven my faithful witness be.” 38 Such was thy gracious promise, Lord; But thou hast now our tribes forsook, Thy own Anointed hast abhorr'd, And turn'd on him thy wrathful look. 39 Thou seemest to have render'd void The cov’nant with thy servant made; Thou hast his dignity destroy’d, And in the dust his honour laid. 40 Of strong holds thou hast him bereft, And brought his bulwarks to decay; 41 His frontier coasts defenceless left, A public scorn, and common 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. 44. His glory is to darkness fled, His throne is levell'd with the ground; 45 His youth to wretched bondage ked, With shame o’erwhelm’d and sorrow drown'd. 46 How long shak we thy absence mourn? Wilt thou for ever, Lord, retire? Shall thy consuming anger burn, Till that and we at once expire? 47 Consider, Lord, how short a space Thou dost for mortal life ordain; No method 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 entomb: 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 shall 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 might. 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.
And when thou speak'st the word, Return.
11. But who thy anger's dread effects Does, as he ought, revere? And yet thy wrath does fall or rise, As 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. 13.0 to thy servants, Lord, return, And speedily relent! As we forsake our sins, do thou Revoke our punishment. 14.To satisfy and cheer our souls, --- Thy early mercy send; That we may all our days to come Injoy 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 power be shown. 17. Let thy bright rays upon us shine, Give thou our work success; The glorious work we have in hand Du thou wouchsafe to bless.
4 He over thee his wings shall spread, And cover thy unguarded head; His truth ... 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 plagues draw nigh. 11 For he throughout thy happy days, To keep thee safe in all thy ways, Shall give his angels strict commands; 12 And they, lest thou should'st chance to meet With some rough stone to wound thy feet, 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 call; 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.
H% good and pleasant must it be
And with refreshing oil anoint'st
1TH glory clad, with strength array'd, The Lord, that o'er all nature reignss The world's foundation strongly laid, And the vast fabric 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, # 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 excel.
PSALM XCIV. O God, to whom revenge belongs, Thy vengeance now disclose; Arise, thou Judge of all the earth, And crush thy haughty foes. 3, 4 How long, O Lord, shall sinful men Their solemn triumphs make? How long their wicked actions boast, And insolently speak? 5, 6 Not only they thy saints oppress, But, unprovok'd, they spill The widow’s and the stranger's blood, And helpless orphans kill. 7 “And yet the Lord shall ne'er perceive,” Profanely thus they speak, “Nor any irotice of our deeds “The God of Jacob take.” 8 At length, ye stupid fools, your wants Endeavour to discern: . 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 . them all, and sees How vain their counsels are.
12 Bless'd is the man, whom thou, O Lord, In kindness dost chastise; And by thy sacred rules to walk
6 Dost lovingly advise,