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41. He smote the rock, whose flinty breast 17 But earth, the quarrel to decide,
Pour'd forth a gushing tide; Her vengeful jaws extending wide, Whose flowing stream, where'er they march'd, Rash Dathan to her centre drew, The desert's drought supply'd, With proud Abiram’s factious crew. 42 For still he did on Abra'm’s faith 18 The rest of those who did conspire And ancient league reflect; To kindle wild sedition's fire, 43. He brought his people forth with joy, With all their impious train, became With triumph his elect. A prey to heaven's devouring flame. 44, Quite rooting out their heathen foes 19 Near Horeb's mount a eals they made, From Canaan’s fertile soil, And to the molten image pray’d; To them in cheap possession gave - 20 Adoring what their hands did frame, The fruit of others' toil: * chang'd their glory to their shame. 45 That they his statutes might observe, 21 Their God and Saviour they forgot, His sacred laws obey: And all his works in Egypt wrought; For benefits so vast, let us 22 His signs in Ham's astonish’d coast, 0ur songs of praise repay. And where proud Pharaoh's troops were lost. PSALM CVI 23 Thus urg’d, his vengeful hand he rear'd, wo. - But Moses in the breach appear’d; O Render thanks to God above, The saint did for the rebels pray, The Fountain of eternal love; And turn’d heaven's kindled wrath away, Whose merey firm through ages past 24. Yet they his pleasant land despis'd, Has stood, and shall for ever last. Nor his repeated promise priz’d, 2. Who can his mighty deeds express, 25 Nor did the Almighty’s voice obey; Not only vast, but numberless But when God said, Go up, would stay. What mortal eloquence can raise 26 This seal’d their doom, without redress, His tribute of immortal praise? To 5. in the wilderness; 3 Happy are they, and only they, 27. Or else to be by heathen’s hands Who from thy judgments never stray; O'erthrown, and scatter'd through the lands.” Who know what’s right; nor only so, PART III. But always practise what they know. 28 Yet, unreclaim’d, this stubborn race 4 Extend to me that favour, Lord, Baal-Peor’s worship did embrace; Thou to thy chosen dost afford: Became his impious guests, and fed When thou return'st to set them free, On sacrifices to the dead. Let thy salvation visit me. 29 Thus they persisted to provoke 5 O may I worthy prove to see God's vengeance to the final stroke: Thy saints in full prosperity; 'Tis come—the deadly pest is come, That I the joyful choir may join, To execute their gen'ral doom. And count thy people's triumph mine. 30 But Phineas, fir’d with holy rage, 6. But ah! can we expect such grace, Th' Almighty vengeance to assuage, Of parents vile the viler race; Did, by two bold offenders fall, Who their misdeeds have acted o'er, Th’ atonement make that ransom'd als, And with new crimes increas'd the score? 31 As him a heavenly zeal had mov’d, 7 Ingrateful, o no longer thought So heaven the zealous act approv’d; On all his works in Egypt wrought; To him confirming, and his race, The Red Sea they no sooner view’. The priesthood he so well did grace. Than they their base distrust renew’d. 32. At Melibah God's wrath they mov’d, 8. Yet he, to vindicate his name, Who Moses, for their sakes, reprov’d; Once more to their deliv'rance came; 33 Whose patient soul they did provoke, To make his sov’reign power be known, Till rashly the meek prophet spoke. That he is God, and he alone. 34 Nor, when possess'd of Canaan's land, 9. To right and left, at his command, Did they perform their Lord's command, The parting deep disclos'd her sand; Nor his commission'd sword employ Where firm and dry the passage lay, The guilty nations to destroy. As through some parch'd and desert way. 35 Not only spar'd the pagan crew, • 10 Thus rescued from their foes they were, But, mingling, learnt their vices too; Who closely press'd upon their rear; 36 And worship to those idols paid, 11 Whose rage pursu'd them to those waves,[Which them to fatal snares betray’d. That prov’d the rash pursuers' graves. 37, 38 To devils they did sacrifice 12 The wat'ry mountains sudden fall Their children with relentless eyes; O'erwhelm’d proud Pharaoh, host and all; Approach'd their altars through a flood This proof did stupid Israel move Of their own sons’ and daughters’ blood. To own God's truth, and praise his love. No cheaper victims would appease PART II Canaan’s remorseless deities; - No blood her idols reconcile, 13 But soon these wonders they forgot, But that which did the land defile. And for his counsel waited not; PART IV. 14 But lusting in the wilderness, 39 Nor did these savage cruelties Did him with fresh temptations press. The harden’d reprobates suffice; 15 Strong food at their request he sent, For after their heart’s lust they went, But made their sin their punishment; And daily did new crimes invent. 16 Yet still his saints they did oppose, |40 But sins of such infernal hue
Till he, their once indulgent Lord, His own inheritance abhorr'd. 41 He them defenceless did expose To their insulting heathen foes; And made them on the triumph wait 9f those who bore them greatest hate. 42 Northus his indignation ceas'd; Their list of tyrants still increas'd, Till they, who God's mild sway declin'd, Were made the vassals of mankind. 43 Yet when, distress'd, they did repent, His anger did as oft relent; But freed, they did his wrath provoke, Renew’d their sins, and he their yoke. 44 Nor yet implacable he prov’d, Nor heard their wretched cries unmov’d: 45 But did to mind his promise bring, And mercy's inexhausted spring. 46 Compassion too he did impart E’en to their foes' obdurate heart; And pity for their suff'rings bred In those who them to bondage led. 47 Still save us, Lord, and Israel's bands Together bring from heathen lands; So to thy name our thanks we'll raise, And ever triumph in thy praise. 48 Let Israel's God be ever bless'd, His name eternally confess'd: Let all his saints, with full accord, Sing loud Amens—Praiseye the Lord.
O God your grateful voices raise, Who does your daily Patron prove; And let your never-ceasing praise Attend on his eternal love. 2,"3 Let those give thanks, whom he from bands Of proud oppressing foes releas'd; And brought them back from distant lands, From north and south, and west and east. 4, 5 Through lonely desert ways they went, Nor could a peopled city find; Till quite with thirst and hunger spent, Their fainting souls within them pin'd. 6 Then soon to God's indulgent ear Did they their mournful cry address; Who graciously vouchsaf’d to hear, And freed them from their deep distress. 7. From crooked paths he led them forth, And in the certain way did guide To wealthy towns of great resort, Where all their wants were well supply'd, 8 O then that all the earth with me Would God, for this his goodness, praise; And for the mighty works which he Throughout the wond'ring world displays! , 9 For he from heaven the sad estate Of longing souls with pity views; To hungry souls, that pant for meat, His goodness daily food renews.
10. Some lie, with darkness counpass'd round,
In death's uncomfortable shade,
And lightly priz’d his holy word,
They fell, and none could help *i.
13. Then soon to God’s indulgent ear
17 Remorseless wretches, void of sense,
23, 24 They that in ships, with courage bold
Throughout the wond'ring world displays?
32 Let them, where all the tribes resort, Advance to heaven his glorious name,
And in the elders' sov’reign court, , . With one consent his praise proclaim.
- 33, 34. A fruitful land, where streams abound,
God’s just revenge, if people sin, Will turn to dry and barren ground, To punish those that dwell therein. 35, 36. The parch'd and desert heath he makes To flow with streams and springing wells, Which for his lot the hungry takes, And in strong cities safely dwells. 37, 38 He sows the field, the vineyard plants, Which gratefully his toil repay; Nor can, whilst God his blessing grants, His fruitful seed or stock decay. 39 But when his sins heaven’s wrath provoke, His health and substance fade away; He feels th’ oppressor's galling yoke, And is of grief the wretched prey. 40 The prince that slights what God commands, Expos'd to scorn, must quit his throne; And over wild and desert lands, Where no path offers, stray alone: 41 Whilst God, from all afflicting cares, Sets up the humble man on high, And makes, in time, his num’rous heirs With his increasing flocks to vie. 42, 43 Then sinners shall have nought to say, The just a decent joy shall show; . The wise these strange events shall weigh, And thence God’s goodness fully know.
O God, my heart is fully bent To magnify thy name; My tongue with cheerful songs of praise ś celebrate thy fame. 2 Awake, my lute; nor thou, my harp, Thy warbling notes delay;... Whilst I with early hymns of joy Prevent the dawning day. 3 To all the listining tribes, O Lord, Thy wonders I will tell, And to those nations sin o praise, That round about us dwell; 4 Because thy mercy’s boundless height The highest heaven transcends, And far beyond th’ aspiring clouds Thy faithful truth extends. 5 Be thou, O God, exalted high Above the starry frame; And let the world, with one consent, Confess thy glorious name. 6 That all thy chosen people thee Their Saviour may declare; Let thy right hand protect me still, And answer thou my prayer. 7 Since God himself hath said the word, Whose promise cannot fail, With joy I Sechem will divide, And measure Succoth’s vale. 8 Gilead is mine, Manasseh too, And Ephraim owns my cause; Their strength my regal power supports, And Judah gives my laws. 9 Moab I’ll make my servile drudge, On vanquish'd Edom tread;
And through the proud Philistine lands My conqu'ring banners spread. 10. By whose support and aid shall I Their well-fenc'd city gain? Who will my troops securely lead Through Edom's guarded plain? 11_Lord, wilt not thou assist our arms, Which late thou didst forsake? And wilt not thou of these our hosts Once more the guidance take? 12 O to thy servant in distress Thy speedy succour send; For vain it is on human aid For safety to depend. s 13. Then valiant acts shall we perform, lf thou thy power disclose; For God it is, and God alone, That treads down all our foes.
God, whose former mercies make My constant praise thy due, Hold not thy peace, but my sad state With wonted favour view : 2 For sinful men, with lying lips, Deceitful speeches frame, And with their study’d slanders seek To wound my spotless fame. 3 Their restless hatred prompts them still Malicious lies to spread; And all against my life combine, By causeless fury led. 4 Those whom with tend’rest love I us’d, My chief opposers are; Whilst I, of other friends bereft, Resort to thee by prayer. 5 Since mischief, for the good I did, * Their strange reward does prove, And hatred's the return they make For undissembled love: 6 Their guilty leaders shall be made To some ill man a slave; And, when he's try’d, his mortal foe For his accuser have. 7 His guilt, when sentence is pronounc'd, Shall meet a dreadful fate, Whilst his rejected prayer but serves His crimes to aggravate. 8 He, snatch'd by some untimely fate, Sha’n’t live out half his days; Another, by divine decree, Shall on his office seize. 9, 10 His seed shall orphans be, his wife A widow, plung’d in grief; His vagrant children beg their bread, Where none can give relief. 11 His ill-got riches shall be made To usurers a prey; The fruit of all his toil shall be By strangers borne away. 12 None shall be found that to his wants Their mercy will extend, Or to his helpless orphan seed The least assistance lend. 13 A swift destruction soon shall seize On his unhappy race; And the next age his hated name Shall utterly deface. 14. The vengeance of his father’s sins Upon his head shall fall; God on his mother’s crimes shall think,
7 And punish him for all,
15 All these in horrid order rank'd,
Till his fierce anger quite cuts off
16 Because he never mercy show’d,
HE Lord unto my Lord thus spake,
3 * Whee, in thy power's triumphant day,
“And, when thy rising beams they view, “Shall all, redeem’d from error's night, “Appear as numberless and bright “As crystal drops of morning dew.” 4. The Lord hath sworn, nor sworn in vain, That, like Melchisedech's, thy reign And priesthood shall no period know: 5 No proud competitor to set At thy right hand will he Permit; But in his wrath crown'd heads o'erthrow. 6. The sentenc'd heathen he shall slay, And fill with carcases his way, Till he hath struck earth's tyrants dead; 7 But in the high-way brooks shall first, Like a poor pilgrim, slake his thirst, And then in triumph raise his head. PSALM CXI. Po ye the Lord; our God to praise My soul her utmost powers shall raise; With private friends, and in the throng Of saints, his praise shall be my song. 2. His works, for greatness though renown'd, His wondrous works with ease are found By those who seek for them aright, And in the pious search delight. 3 His works are all of matchless fame, And universal glory claim; His truth, confirm'd through ages past, Shall to eternal ages last. 4. By precepts he hath us enjoin’d To keep his wondrous works in mind; And to posterity record, That good and gracious is our Lord. 5. His bounty, like a flowing tide, Has all his servants’ wants supply'd; And he will ever keep in mind His cov’nant with our fathers sign'd. 6. At once astonish'd and o'erjoy’d, They saw his matchless power employ'd, Whereby the heathen were suppress'd, And we their heritage possess'd, 7 Just are the dealings of his hands, Immutable are his commands, 8 By truth and equity sustain'd, And for eternal rules ordain'd. 9 He set his saints from bondage free, And then establish’d his decree, For ever to remain the same: Holy and rev’rend is his name. 10 Who wisdom's sacred prize would win, Must with the fear of God begin: Immortal praise and heavenly skill Have they who know and do his will.
Yet what his charity impairs,
saints and servants of the Lord, The triumphs of his name record; 2 His sacred name for ever bless: 3.Where’sr the circling sun displays His rising beams or setting rays, Due praise to his great name address. 4 God through the world extends his sway: The regions of eternal day But shadows of his glory are: 5. With him whose majesty excels, Who made the heaven in which he dwells, Let no created power cqmpare. 6 Though 'tis beneath his state to view In highest heaven what angels do, Yet he to earth vouchsafes his care : He takes the needy from his cell, Advancing him in courts to dwell, Companion to the greatest there. 7.When childless families despair, He sends the blessing of an heir, To rescue their expiring name; Makes her that barren was, to bear, And joyfully her fruit to rear: O then extol his matchless fame!
HEN Israel, by th’ Almighty led, Enrich'd with their oppressors’ spoil, From Egypt march'd, and Jacob's seed From bondage in a foreign soil; 2 Jehovah, for his residence, Chose out imperial Judah’s tent, His mansion royal, and from thence Through Israel's camp his orders sent. 3 The distant sea with terror saw, And from the Almighty’s presence fled; Old Jordan’s streams, surpris’d with awe, Retreated to their fountains’ head. 4. The taller mountains skipp'd like rams, When danger near the fold they hear; The hills skipp'd after them like lambs Affrighted by their leader's fear. 5 O sea! what made your tide withdraw, And naked leave your oozy bed? Why Jordan, against nature's law, Recoil'dst thou to thy fountain's head? 6 Why, mountains, did ye skip, like rams When danger does approach the fold : Why after you the hills, like lambs hen they their leader's flight behold? 7 Earth, tremble on; well may’st thou fear Thy Lord and Maker's face to see;
ORD, not to us, we claim no share, But to thy sacred name Give glory, for thy mercy’s sake, And truth’s eternal fame. 2. Why should the heathen cry, Where's now The God whom we adore? 3 Convince them that in heaven thou art, And uncontrol'd thy power. 4 Their gods but gold and silver are, The works of mortal hands; 5 With speechless mouth and sightless eyes The molten idol stands. 6 The pageant has both ears and nose, But neither hears nor smells; 7 Its hands and feet nor feel nor move; No life within it dwells. 8 Such senseless stocks they are, that we Can nothing like them find, But those who on their help rely, And them for gods design'd. 9 Olsrael, make the Lord your trust, Who is your help and shield; 10 Priests, Levites, trust in him alone, Who only help can yield. 11 Let all who truly fear the Lord, On him they fear rely; Who them in danger can defend, And all their wants supply: 12, 13 Of us he oft has mindful been, And Israel's house will bless; Priests, Levites, proselytes, even all Who his great name confess. 14. On you, and on your heirs, he will Increase of blessings bring; 15 Thrice happy you, who favorites are Of this Almighty King! 16 Heaven's highest orb of glory he His empire's seat design'd; And gave this lower globe of earth A portion to mankind. 17. They who in death and silence sleep, To him no praise afford; ", 18 But we will bless for evermore Our ever-living Lord.
M’, soul with grateful thoughts of love