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6 Discharge thy awful lightnings round,

And make thy scatter'd foes retreat ;
Then with thy pointed arrows wound,

And their destruction soon complete.
7, 8 Do lhou, O Lord, from heav'n engage

Thy boundless power my foes to quell, And snatch me from the stormy rage

Of threatening waves, that proudly swell.
Fight thou against my foreign foes,

Who utter speeches false and vain ;
Who, though in solemn leagues they close,

Their sworn engagements ne'er maintain.. 9 So I to thee, O King of kings,

In new-made hymns my voice shall raise, And instruments of many strings

Shall help thee thus to sing thy praise : 10 “ God does to kings bis aid afford,

“ To them his sure salvation sends;
66 Tis he that from the murd'ring sword

“ His servant David still defends." 11 Fight thou against my foreign foes,

Who utter speeches false and vain
Who, though in solemn leagues they close,

Their sworn engagements ne'er maintain.. 12 Then our young sons like trees shall grow,

Well planted in some fruitful place ;
Our daughters shall like pillars show,

Design'd some royal court to gráce. 13 Our garners, fillid with various store,

Shall us and ours with plenty feed;
Our sheep, increasing more and more,

Shall thousands and ten thousands breeches 14 Strong shall our lab'ring oxen grow,

Nor in their constant labour faint;
Whilst we no war nor slav'ry know,

And in our sweets hear no complaint. 15 Thrice happy is that people's case,

Whose various blessings thus abound;
Who God's true worship still embrace,
And are with his protection crown'd.

"HEE I will bless, my God and King,

Thy endless praise proclaim ;
This tribute daily I will bring,

And ever bless thy Name.


3 Thou, Lord, beyond compare art greats

And highly to be prais'd;
Thy majesty, with boundless height,

Above our knowledge rais'd.
A Renown'd for mighty acts, thy fame

To future time extends ;
Fromage to age thy glorious Name

Successively descends.
5, 6 Whilst I thy glory and renown,

And wondrous works express,
The world with me thy might shall own,

And thy great pow'r confess.
7 The praise that to thy love belongs,

They shall with joy proclaim ;
Thy truth of all their grateful songs

Shall be the constant theme.
8 The Lord is good ; fresh acts of grace

His pity still supplies ;
His anger moves with slowest pace,

His willing mercy flies.
%, 10 Thy love through earth extends its fame,

To all thy works exprest;
These show thy praise, whilst thy great Name

Is by thy servants blest.
11 They, with a glorious prospect fir'd,

Shall of thy kingdoms speak;
And thy great pow'r, by all admir'd,

Their lofty subject make.
12 God's glorious works of ancient date

Shall thus to all be known;
And thus his kingdom's royal state

With public splendour shown.
13 His stedfast throne, from changes free,

Shall stand for ever fast;
His boundless sway no end shall see,
But ime it-elf outlast.

14, 15 The Lord does them support that fally

And makes the prostrate rise ;
For his kind aid all creatures call,

Who timely food supplies.
16 Whate'er their various wants require,

With open hand he gives;
And so fulfills the just desire

Of ev'ry thin what lives,

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17, 18 How holy is the Lord, how just,

How righteous all his ways!
How nigh to him, who with firm trust

For his assistance prays!
19 He grants the full desires of those

Who him with fear adore ;
And will their troubles soon compose,

When they his aid implore.
20 The Lord preserves all those with care,

Whom grateful love employs ;
But sinners, who his vengeance dare,

With furious rage destroys.
21 My time to come, in praises spent,

Shall still advance his fame ;
And all mankind with one consent,
For ever bless his Name.

PSALM CXLVI. 1, 2 PRAISE the Lord, and thou my soul,

For ever bless his Name ;
His wondrous love, while life shall last,

My constant praise shall claim.
3. On kings, the greatest sons of men,

Let none for aid rely ;
They cannot save in dang'rous times,

Nor timely help apply.
4 Depriv'd of breath, to dust they turn,

And there neglected lie ;
And all their thoughts and vain designs

Together with them die.
5 Then happy he, who Jacob's God

For his protector takes ;
Who still, with well-plac'd hope, the Lord

His constant refuge makes. 6 The Lord, who made both heav'n and earth,

And all that they contain,
Will never quit his stedfast truth,

Nor make his promise vain.
7 The poor, opprest, from all their wrongs

Are eas'd by his decree ;
He gives the hungry needful food,

And sets the pris'ners free.
8 By him the blind receive their sight,

The weak and fall'n he rears ;
With kind regard and tender loro

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9 The strangers he preserves from harm,

The orphan kindly treats ;
Defends the widow, and the wiles

Of wicked men defeats.
10 The God that does in Sign dwell

Is our eternal King:
From age to age his reign endures :
Let all bis praises sing

1 PRAISE the Lord with hymns of joy,

And celebrate his fame!
For pleasant, good, and comely tis

To praise his holy Name.
2 His boly city God will build,

Though levell’d with the ground;
Bring back his people, though dispers’d

Through all the nations round.
3,4 He kindly beals the broken hearts,

And all their wounds does close ;
He tells the nunber of tbe stars,

Their sev'ral names he knows.
3, 6 Great is the Lord, and great his pow's,

His wisdom has no bound;
The meek he raises, and throws down

The wicked to the ground,
7 To God, the Lord, a hymn of praise

With grateful voices sing ;
To songs of triumph tune the harp,

And strike each warbling string.
8 He covers heav'n with clouds, and thence

Refreshing rain bestows;
Through him, on mountain tops, the grass

With wondrous plenty grows.
9 He savage beasts, that loosely range,

With timely food supplies ;
He feeds the raven's tender brood,

And stops their hungry cries. 10 He values not the warlike steed,

But does his strength disdain ;
The nimble foot that swiftly runs,

No prize from him can gain.
11 But he, to him that fears his Name

His tender love extends ;

To him that on his boundless grace

With stedfast hope depends. 12, 13 Let Sion and Jerusalem

To God their praise address;
Who fenc'd their gates with massy bars

And does their children bless. 14, 15 Through all their borders he gives peace

With finest wheat they're fed ;
He speaks the word, and what he wills

Is done as soon as said.
46 Large flakes of snow, like fleecy wool,

Descends at his command ;
And hoary frost, like ashes spread,

Is scatter'd o'er the land.
17 When, join'd to these, he does his hail

In little morsels break, · Who can against his piercing cold

Secure defences make ?
18 He sends his word which melts the ice ;

He makes his wind to blow;
And soon the streams, congeal'd before,

In plenteous currents flow.
19 By him his statutes and decrees

To Jacob's sons were shown ;
And still to Israel's chosen seeď

His righteous laws are known. 20 No other nation this can boast;

Nor did he e'er afford
To heathen lands his oracles,
And knowledge of his word.

E boundless realms of joy,

1, ;

His praise your song employ
Above the starry frame :

Your voices raise,
Ye Cherubim,
And Seraphim,

To sing his praise.
3, 4 Thou moon, that rullst the nights

And sun, that guid'st the day,
Ye glitt'ring stars of light,
To him your homage pay :

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