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43 Lightning and hail made flocks and herds Gne general sacrifice. 43 He turn'd his anger loose, and set No time for it to cease; And with their pia,oles ill angels sent, Their torinents to increase. 50 fie clear'd a possage for his wrath To ravare uncontroll'd; The murrain or their firstlings seiz’d, In every fiv. 1 and fold. 51. The deadly post from heast to man, From field to city, caule; Tt slew their heirs, their eldest hopes, Through all the tents of Ham. 52 But his own tribe, like folded sheep, He brought from their distress; And them conducted like a flock, Throughout the wilderness. £3. He led them on, and in their way No cause of fear they found; But march'd securely through those deeps In which their foes were drown'd. 54 Nur ceas'd his care, till them he brought Safe to his promised land: Alid to his holy mount, the prize Of his victorious hand. 55 To them the outcast heathen’s land He did by lot divide; And in their foe's abandom'd tents Made Israel's tribes reside. PAirT Ili. ** Yet still they tempted, still provok'd The wrath of God most higli: Toor would to ractise his commands ‘sheir stubborn hearts apply : *7 But in their faithless fathers' steps Perversely cilose to go; They turn’d aside, like arrows shot From some deceitful bow. 53 For him to fury they provok'd With altars set on high; And with their graven images Inflam'd lis jealousy. 59 When God heard this, on Israel's tribes JIis wrath and hair...d fell; 80 He quitted Shiloh, and the tents Where once he chose to dwell. #1 To vile captivity his ark, His glory to disdain, 62. His people to the sword he gave. Nor would his wrath restrain. 63. Destructive war their ablest youth Unlimcly did confound; No virgin was to th’ altar led, With nuptial garlands crown'd. '64. In fight the sacrificer fell, The priest a victim bled; And widows, who their death should mourn,

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e-utter ruin of thy saints,
\lmost with sorrow spent.
Thou God of our salvation, help,
And free our souls from blame;
shall our pardon and defence
Cxalt thy glorious name. .
Let mfidels, that scoffing say,
Where is the God they boast?”
vengeance for thy slaughter'd saints,
Merceive thee to their cost.
Lord, hear the sighing pris’ner's
moans,
Thy saving power extend;
serve the wretches doom'd to die,
From that untimely end. -
On them who us oppress let all
Jur sufferings be repaid ; , ,
ke their consusion seven times more
Than what on us they laid.
So we, thy people and thy slock,
Shall ever praise thy name;
d with glad hearts our grateful
thanks,
From age to age proclaim.

PSALM LXXX.
Israel's Shepherd, Joseph's Guide,
Our prayers to thee vouchsafe to
hear;

ou that dost on the Cherubs ride,
Again in solemn state appear.
Behold how Benjamin expects,
With Ephraim and Manasseh join'd,
our deliv'rance the effects
Js thy resistless strength to sind.
Do thou convert us, Lord, do thou
The lustre of thy face display;
d all the ills we suffer mow,
like scatter'd clouds, shall pass away.
) thou, whom heavenly hosts obey,
How long shall thy fierce anger burn ?
w long thy suffering people pray,
And to their prayers have no return ?
When hungry, we are forc’d to drench
}ur scanty food in floods of woe:
men dry, our raging thirst we quench
With streams of tears that largely slow.
For us the heathem nations round,
ls for a common prey, contest;
r foes with spiteful joys abound,
\nd at our lost condition jest.
}o thou convert us, Lord, do thou
'he lustre of thy face display;
d all the ills we suffer now,
like scatter'd clouds, shall pass away.

PART II. 'hou brought'st a vine from Egypt's land; Ind, casting out the heathem race, lst plant it with thine own right hand, And firmly fix it in their place. Before it thou prepardst the way,

Which, bless'd with thy indulgent ray,
O'er all the land did widely shoot.
10, 11 The hills were cover'd with its
shade,
Its goodly boughs did cedars seem;
Its branches to the sea were spread,
And reach'd to proud fouphrates'
Stream. - - - -
12 Why then hast
thrown,
Which thou hast made so firm and
strong?
Whilst all its grapes, defenceless grown,
Are pluck'd by those that pass along.
13 See how the bristling forest-boar
With dreadful fury lays it waste;
Hark! how the savage monsters roar,
And to their helpless prey make haste.

PART III.

14 To thee, O God of hosts, we pray; Thy wonted goodness, Lord, renew; From heaven, thy throne, this vine survey, And her sad state with pity view. 15 Behold the vineyard made by thee, Which thy right hand did guard so long : And loat branch from danger free, Which for thyself thou mad'st so strong. 16 To wasting flames 'tis made a prey, And all its spreading boughs cut down; At thy rebuke they soon decay, And perish at thy dreadful frown. 17 Crown thou the King with good success, . . By thy right hand secur'd : from wrong; The Son of Man in mercy bless, Whom forthyself thou mad'stsostrong. 18 So shall we still continue frée From whatsoe'er deserves thy blame; And, if once more reviv'd by thee, Will always praise thy holy name. 19 Do thou convertus, Lord, do thou The lustre of thy face display; And all the ills we suffer mow, Like scatter'd clouds, shall pass away.

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O God, our never-sailing strength,
With loud applauses sing;
And jointly make a cheerful noise
To Jacob’s awful King.
2 Compose a hymn of praise, and touch
Your instruments of joy;
|Let psalteries and pleasant harps
Your gratesul skill employ.
3 Let trumpets at the great new moon
Their joyful voices raise,
To celebrate th' appointed time,

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And mad'st it take a lasting root,

The solemn day of praise.

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4 For this a statute was of old,
Which Jacob's God decreed;
To be with pious care observ'd
By Israel's chosen seed.
5. This he for a memorial fix’d,
When, freed from Egypt's land,
Strange nations' barborous speech we
heard,
But could not understand.
6 Your burden'd shoulders I reliev'd,
(Thus seems our God to say)
Your servile hands by me were sreed
From lab’ring in the clay.
7 Your ancestors, with wrongs oppress'd,
To me for aid did call;
With pity I their sufferings saw,
And set them free from all.
They sought for me, and from the cloud
In thunder I reply'd;
At Meribah’s contentious stream
Their faith and duty try’d.

PART II.

3 While I my solemn will declare,
My chosen people, hear:
If thou, O Israel, to my words
Will lend thy list'ning ear;
9. Then shall no God besides myself
Within thy coast be found;
Nor shalt thou worship any god
Of all the nations round.
10 The Lord thy God am I, who thee
Brought forth from Egypt's land;
'Tis I that all thy just desires
Supply with lib’ral hand.
11. But they, my chosen race, refus’d
To hearken to my voice;
Nor would rebellious Israel's sons
Make me their happy choice.
12 So I, provok'd, resign'd them up,
To ev'ry lust a prey;’
And in their own perverse designs
Permitted them to stray.
18_0 that my people wisely would
My just commandments heed:
And Israel in my righteous ways
With pious care proceed!
14. Then should my heavy judgments fall
On all that them oppose,
And my o: hand be turn’d
Against their num’rous foes.
15 Their enemies and mine should all
Before my foot-stool bend;
But as for them, their happy state
Should never know an end.
16. All parts with plenty should abound;
With finest wheat their field:
The barren rocks, to please their taste,
Should richest honey yield.

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Jabin and proud Sisera, àt Kishon's fatal stream; When thy right hand their num’rous hosts Near Endor did confound, d left their carcases for dung so feed the hungry ground. Let all their mighty men the fate )f Zeb and Oreb share; Zeba and Zalmuna, so et all their princes fare: Who, with the same design inspir’d, Thus vainly boasting spake, | firm possession for ourselves Let us God's houses take.” To ruin let them haste, like wheels Which downwards swiftly move; e chaff before the wind, let all Their scatter'd forces prove. 15 As flames consume dry wood, or heath, hat on parch'd mountains grows, let thy fierce pursuing wrath With terrors strike thy foes. 17 Lord, shroud their faces with disgrace, hat they may own thy mame; them confound, whose harden’d hearts hy gentler means disclaim. So shall the wond'ring world confess, hat thou, who claim'st alone ovah's name, o'er all the earth ast rais’d thy lofty throne.

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God of hosts, the mighty Lord,

How lovely is the place ere thou, enthron’d in glory, show'st he brightness of thy face! y longing soul faints with desire 5 view thy blest abode; panting heart and flesh cry out 5r thee, the living God. he birds, more happy far than I, round thy temple throng; Irely there they build, and there curely hatch their young. Lord of hosts, my King and God, Dw highly blest are they, » in thy temple always dwell, ld there thy praise display! rice happy they, whose choice has

thee heir sure protection made; long to tread the sacred ways at to thy dwelling lead! ho pass through Baca's thirsty vale, st no refreshment want; ir pools are fill'd with rain, which thou

their request dost grant.

7 Thus they proceed from strength to strength, And still approach more near; Till all on Sion's holy mount, Before their God appear. 8 O Lord, the mighty God of hosts, My just request regard: Thou God of Jacob, let my prayer Be still with favour heard. 9 Behold, O God, for thou alone Canst timely aid dispense; On thy anointed servant look, Be thou his strong defence. 10. For in thy courts one single day 'Tis better to attend, Than, Lord, in any place besides A thousand days to spend. Much rather in God’s house will I The meanest office take, Than in the wealthy tents of sin My pompous dwelling make. Yr, 11 For God, who is our Sun and Shield, Will grace and glory give; And no good thing will he withhold From them that justly live. 12 Thou God, whom heavenly hosts obey, How highly blest is he, Whose hope and trust, securely plac'd, Is still repos'd on thee!

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Lo 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 forgiven,
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 Biess.
9 To all that fear his holy name
His sure salvation's near;
And in its former happy state
Our mation shall appear.

10 For mercy now with truth is join'd, | And righteousness with peace,

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O my complaint, O Lord my God, Thy gracious ear incline ; Hear me, distress'd, and destitute Of all relief but thine. 2 Do 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; 4 Refresh thy servant's soul, whose hopes On thee aione depend. 5 Thou, Lord, art good, not only good, But prompt to pardom too; Of plenteous mercy to all those Who for thy mercy sue. 6 To my repeated humble prayer, Q Lord, attentive be; 7. When troubled, 1 on thee will call, For thou wilt answer me. 8 Among the gods there’s none like thee, O Lord, alonc livine! To thee as much interior they, As are their works to thine. 9 Therefore their o eat Creator thee The nations shall adore: Their long misguided prayers and praise To thy bless'd name restore. 10 All shall confess thee great, and great The wonders thou hast done; Confess thee God, the God Supreme, Confess thee God alone.

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OD's temple crownsthehol The Lord therecondescendstodwo 2 His Sion's gates, in his account, Our Israel’s fairest tents excel. 3 Fame glorious things of thetid sing, 0 city of th' Almighty King! 4 I'll mention .#. ors | In Babylon's applauses join, The fame of Ethiopia rai With that of Tyre and itle And grantthat some amongstthem Their age and country did adom. 5 But still of Sion I'll aver, That many such from herprool; Th' Almighty shall establish her; , 6His generailist shall show,wheams, That such a person there was born And such did such an age adom.... 7. He'll Sion find with numbersfill Of such as merit high renown For hand and voice musicians skillo; And (hertranscendingsameiacom) of such she shall successions bring Like water from a living spring

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