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« Thou dost the lawless sea control, 19 Our term of time is seventy years,
And change the prospect of the deep; An age that few survive:
Thou inak'st the rolling billows sleep. To eighty we arrive
Of earth and heaven; thee, LORD, alone, To sorrow turn'd and pain : The world, and all that it contains, So soon the slender thread is cut, Their Maker and Preserver own.
And we no more remain. 11 Thine arm is mighty, strong thy hand,
PART II. C. M.
1 But who thine anger's dread effects Thou truth and mercy dost maintain. Does, as he ought, revere?
And yet thy wrath does fall or rise, 12 Happy, thrice happy they, who hear
As more or less we fear.
2 So teach us, LORD, th' uncertain suma With thy most glorious presence crown'd.
Of our short days to mind,
That to true wisdom all our hearts 13 Thy saints shall always be o'erjog'd May ever be inclined.
Who on thy sacred Name rely; And, in thy righteousness employd,
3 O to thy servants, LORD, return, Above their foes be raised on high.
And speedily relent!
As we of our inisdeeds, do thou 14 For in thy strength they shall advance, of our just doom repent.
Whose conquests from thy favor spring; 4 To satisfy and cheer our souls,
Thy early mercy send;
In joy and comfort spend.
5 To all thy servants, LORD, let this From the xc. Psalm of David.
Thy wondrous work be known;
And to our offspring yet unborn,
Thy glorious power be shown. TO LORD, the Saviour and defence 6 Let thy bright rays upon us shine, Of us thy chosen race,
Give thou our work success; From age to age thou still hast been The glorious work we have in hand Our sure abiding-place.
Do thou vouchsafe to bless. 2 Before thou brought'st the mountains forth, Or th' earth and world didst frame,
PSALM 70. Thou always wast the inighty God,
From the xci. Psalm of David. And ever art the same.
PART I. II. %. 8 Thou turnest man, O LORD, to dust, Of which he first was made;
I HE that has God his guardian made, And when thou speak'st the word, 'Return, Shall under the ALMIGHTY's shade 'T is instantly obey'd.
Secure and undisturb'd abide; 4 For in thy sighat a thousand years
Thus to my soul of him I 'll say, Are like a day that's past;
He is my fortress and my stay, Or like a watch'in dead of night,
My God, in whom I will confide. Whose hours unprinded waste.
2 His tender love and watchful care
Shall free thee from the fowler's snare, 5 Thou sweep'st us off as with a food, Wé vanish hence like dreams :
And from the noisonne pestilence; At first we grow like grass that feels
He over thee bis wings shall spread, The sun's reviving beains ;
And cover thy unguarded head;
His truth shall be thy strong defence. 6 But howsoever fresh and fair
3 No terrors that surprise by night Its morning beauty shows, T is all cut down, and wither'd quite,
Shall thy undaunted courage fright, Before the evening close.
Nor deadly shafts that fy by day,
Nor plague, of unknown rise, that kills 7 We by thine anger are consumed,
In darkness, nor infectious ills And by thy wrath dismay'd;
Thal in the burning noon-tide slay. Our public crimes and secret sins
4 Because with well-placed confidence, Before thy sight are laid.
Thou mak'st the LORD thy sure defence, & Beneath thine anger's sad effects
Thy refuge, even God most high ; Our drooping days we spend;
Therefore no ill on thee shall come, Our unregarded years break of
Nor to thy heaven-protected home Like tales that quickly end
Shall overwhelming plagues draw nigli
PART II. III. 3.
PSALM 72. L. M.
From ihe xciii. Psalm of David.
1 WITH glory clad, with strength array'd
The LORD, that o'er all sature reigas, Though in desert wilds thou sleep.
The world's foundation strongly laid, 2 On the lion vainly roaring,
And the vast fabric still sustains. On his young, thy foot shall tread ,
2 How surely stablish'd is thy throne ! And, the dragoni's den exploring,
Which shall nu change or period see;. Thou shalt bruise the serpent's head.
For thou, O LORD, and thou alone, 3 Since with pure and fium affection, Art God from all elernity. Thou on God hast set thy love,
3 The Roods, O LORD, lift up their voice, With the wings of his protection
And toss the troubled waves on high; He will shield thee from abuve.
But God above can still their noise, 4 Thou shalt call on him in trouble, And make the angry sea comply. He will hearken, he will save;
4 Thy promise, LORD, is ever sure, Here for grief reward the double,
And ihey that in thy house would dwell, Crown with life beyond the grave. That happy station to secure,
Must still in holiness excel.
PSALM 73. 1 HOW good and pleasant must it be
From the xcix. Psalm of David.
PART J. C. M.
1 SAY ye, the LORD shall not regard, 2 With every morning's early dawn Shall not your sins discern? His goodness to relale ;
Take heed ye foolish and unwise ; And of his constant truth, each night,
When will ye wisdom learn? The glad effects repeat!
2 Can he be deaf who form'd the ear, 3 To ten-string'd instruments we'll sing, Or blind, who framed the eye! With tuneful psalteries juin'd;
Shall earth's great Judge not punish those And to the harp, with solemu sounds, Who his known will defy? For sacred use designid.
3 He fathoms all the hearts of men, 4 For through thy wondrous works,
To him their thoughts lie bare ;
His eye surveys them all, and sees
Huw vain their counsels are. The thoughts of them shali make me glad,
PART II. C. M. And shout with cheerful voice. 5 How wondrous are the works, O LORD! 1 BLESS'p is the man whom thou, O LORD, How deep are thy decrees!
Iu kindness dost chastise, Whuse winding trucks, in secret laid, And by thy sacred rules to walk No careless sinner sees.
Dost lovingly advise.
In seasons of distress:
That stubbornly transgress.
His favor wholly take; Who thought they might securely sin, His own possession and his lot Shall be verwhelm'd with woes.
Ile will not quite forsake. 8 But righteous men, like rising palms, 4 The world shall yet confese thee just Shall grow and flourish still;
In all that thou hast done : Thy fluck shall spread, like cedars choice And those that choose thy upright ways Ou Lebanon's bigh hill.
Shall in those paths go on. 9 These, planted in the house of GOD, 5 Long since had I in silence slept, Within his courts shall thrive ;
But that the LORD was neat, Their vigor and their lustre both
To stay me when I slipp'd; when sada Shall in old age revive.
My troubled heart to cheer. 10 Thus will the LORD his justice show; 6 My soul's defence is firmly placed And God, my strong defence,
In God, the LORD must high: Shall due rewards to all the world
He is .ny rock, to which I may lupartially dispense.
For refuge always fly.
PSA L M 74. L. M. Its mute inhabitants rejoice,
And for this triumph find a voice 10 COME, loud antheins let us sing,
5 For joy let fertile valleys sing, Loud thanks to our Almighty King;
The cheerful groves their tribute bring, For we our voices high should raise,
And tuneful harmonies awake : When our salvation's rock we praise.
Behold! in truth and justice clad, 2 Into his presence let us haste,
God comes to judge the world he made,
And to himself its throne to take :
He's come, to judge the world he's come, The praise that to his Name belongs :
With justice to reward and doom.
PSALM 76. L. M. 3 For God the LORD, enthroned in state, Is, with unrivall'd glory, great;
From the xcvii. Psalm of David. A King superior far to all
1 JEHOVAH reigns, let all the earth Whom gods the Heathen falsely call. In his just government rejoice; The depths of earth are in his hand,
Let all the lands, with sacred mirih, Her secret wealth at his command ;
In his applause unite their voice. The strength of hills that reach the skies
2 Darkness and clouds of awful shade Subjected to his einpire lies.
His dazzling glary shroud in state ; 5 The rolling ocean's vast abyss
Judgment and righteousness are made
The habitation of his seat. By the same sovereign right is his; 'T was made by his almighty hand,
3 For thou, 0, GOD, art seated high, That forun'd and fix'd the solid land.
Alove earth's potentates enthroned ; 6 let us to his courts repair,
Thou, Lord, unrivalled in the sky, And bow with adoration there ;
Supreme by all the gods art own'd Down on our knees devoutly all
4 Ye who to serve this LORD aspire, Before the LORD, our Maker, fall.
Abhor what's ill, and truth esteem; 7 Fər he's our God, our shepherd he,
He'll keep his servants' souls entire,
And them from wicked hands redeem His flock and pasture-sheep are we: O then, ye faithful flock, to-day
5 For seeds are sown of glorivus light, His warning hear, his voice obey.
A future harvest for the just;
And gladness for the beart that's right, PSALM 75.
IL 8. M To recompense its pious Trust From the xcvi. Pealm of David. 6 Rejoice, şe righteous, in the LORD ; 1 SING to the LORD a new-made song;
Memorials of his holiness Let earth, in one assembled throng,
Deep in your faithful breasts record, Her common patron's praise resound:
And with your thankful tongues confess. Sing to the LORD, and bless his name,
PSALM 77. C. M. From day to day his praise proclaim,
From the xcviii. Psalm of David. Who us has with salvation crown'd: 1 SING to the LORD a new-rnade song, To heathen lands his fame rehearse,
Who wondrous things has done;
With his right hand and holy arm,
2 The LORD has through th' astonish'd
[world For pageantry and idols all
Display'd, his saving might,
And made his righteous acts appear
In all the Heathen's sight.
3 Of Israel's house his love and truth Glory and strength his throne surround.
Have ever mindful been;
Wide earth's remotest parts the power 3 Be glory then to him restored
Of Isr God have seen.
4 Let therefore earth's inhabitants Peace-off'rings on his altar lay,
Their cheerful voices raise, Before his throne your liomage pay,
And all with universal joy Which he and he alone can claim:
Resound their Maker's praise. To worship at his sacred court,
5 With harp and hymn's soft melody, Let all the treabling world resort.
Into the concert bring 4 Proclaim aloud, JEHOVAH reigns,
The trumpet and shrill cornet's sound, Whose power the universe sustains,
Before th' Almighty King. And banish'd justice will restore :
6 Let the loud ocean roar her joy, Let therefore heaven new joys confess,
With all that seas contain ; And heavenly mirth let earth express,
The earth and her inhabitants Its loud applause the ocean roar
Joia concert with the main
7 Let floods and torrents clap their hands, 12 0 hide not thou thy glorious face
In times of deep distress;
My sorrows soon redress. 8 To welcome down the world's great Judge, 3 My days, just hast'ning to their end, Who does with justice come,
Are like an evening shade; And with impartial equity,
My beauty does, like wither'd grass, Both to reward and doom.
With waning lustre fade.
4 But thine eternal state, O LORD, PSALM 78.
No length of time shall waste;
PART II. C. M.
1 God shall arise, and Sion view Let earth's foundations shake.
With an unclouded face:
Appointed day of grace.
2 The name and glory of the LORD
All heathen kings shall fear,
And in full state appear.
3 For God, from his abode on high,
His gracious beams display'd; 4 For truth and justice, in his reign, The LORD from heaven, his lofty throne, Of strength and power take place;
Hath all the earth survey'd. His judgments are with righteousness
4 That they, in Sion, where he dwells, Dispensed to Jacob's race.
Might celehrate his fame, 5 Therefore exalt the LORD our GOD, And through the holy city sing Before his footstool fall;
Loud praises to his Name. and, with his unresisted might,
PART III. C. M. His holiness extol. 6 With worship at his sacred courts 1 THE strong foundations of the earth Exalt our God and LORD;
Of old by thee were laid; for he, who only holy is,
Thy hands, O LORD, the arch of heaven Alone should be adored.
With wondrous skill have made.
2 Whilst thou for ever shalt endure,
L. M. They soon shall pass away;
And, like a garment often worn,
Shall larnish and decay. 1 WITH one consent let all the earth To God their cheerful voices raise;
3 Like that, when thou ordain'st their change Glad homage pay with awful mirth,
To thy command they hend; And sing before him songs of praise :
But thou continu'st still the same, 2 Convinced that he is God alone,
Nor have thv years an end. From whom both we and all proceed;
4 Thou to the children of thy saints We whom he chooses for his own,
Shalt lasting quiet give; The flock that he vouchsafes to feed. Whose happy race, securely fix'd, 3 O enter then his temple gate,
Shall in thy presence live. Thence to his courts devoutly press ;
L. M. And still your grateful hymns repeat,
From the ciii. Psalm of David. And still his Name with praises bless.
1 MY soul, inspired with sacred love, 4 For he's the LORD, supremely good, God's holy name for ever bless; His mercy is for ever sure;
of all his favors mindful prove, His truth, which always firmly stood, And still thy grateful thanks express. To endless ages shall endure.
2 'T is he that all thy sing forgives, PSALM 80.
And after sickness makes thee sound;
From danger he thy life retrieves,
By him with grace and mercy crown'd.
3 He with good things thy mouth supplies, Do thou, O LORD, attend;
Thy vigor eagle-like restores; To thy eternal throne of grace
He to the suff'rer promptly fies, Let my sad cry ascend.
Who, wrong'd, his righteous help in
The LORD abounds with tender love, 15 Then bless the LORD, my soul,
His grace, his love proclain :
that is within me, join His willing mercy flies apace.
To bless his holy Name 3 God will not always harshly chide,
From the civ. Psalm of David.
PART I. L. M. 6 As high as heaven its arch extends
1 BLESS God, my soul ; thou, LORD, Above this litile spot of clay,
alone So much his boundless love transcends Possessest empire without bounds, The small respects that we can pay.
With honor thou art crown'd, thy throne
Eternal majesty surrounds. 7 As far as 't is from east to west, So far has he our sins remoyed;
2 With light thou dost thyself enrobe, Who, with a father's tender breast,
And glory for a garment take; Has such as fear bim always loved.
Heaven's curtains stretch beyond the globe,
Thy canopy of state to make. 8 For God, who all our frame surveys, 3 God builds on liquid air, and forms Considers that we are but clay;
His palace chambers in the skies ; How fresh soe'er we seem, our days The clouds his chariots are, and storms Like grass or flowers must fade away.
The swift-wing'd steeds with which he
fies. 9 Whilst they are nipp'd with sudden blasts,
Nor can we find their former place, 4 As bright as flame, as swift as wind, God's faithful mercy ever lasts
His ministers heaven's palace fill; To those that fear him, and their race. They have their sundry tasks assign'd,
All prompt to do their sovereign's will. 10 This shall attend on such as still Prweed in his appointed way;
5 In praising God while he prolongs And who not only know his will,
My breath, I will that breath employ; But to it just ohedience pay.
And joiu devotion to my songs,
Sincere, as in him is my joy. 11 The LORD, the universal King,
1 How various, LORD thy works are found, In whose great strength his power is For which thy wisdom we adore ! shown.
The earth is with thy treasure crown'd,
'Till nature's hand can grasp no more. 12 Ye that his just commands obey,
And hear and do his sacred will, 2 All creatures, both of sea and land, Ye hosts of his, this tribute pay,
In sense of common want agree; Who still what he ordains fulfil.
All wait on thy dispensing hand,
And have their daily alins from thee. 13 Let every creature jointly bless
The mighty LORD; and thou, my heart, 3 They gather what thy stores disperse, With grateful joy thy thanks express,
Without their trouble to provide ; And in this concert bear thy part.
Thou op'st thy hand, the universe,
The craving world, is all supplied.
S. M. 4 Thou for a moinent hid'st thy face,
The num'rous ranks of creatures mourn
Thou tak'st their breath, all nature's race 1 O BLESS the LORD, my soul,
Decay, and to their dust return.
5 Again thou send'st thy spirit forth, To bless his holy Name.
Inspiring vital energies;
Nature's restored; replenishid earth, 2 O bless the LORD, my soul,
Joyous, her new creation sees.
6 Thus through successive ages stands Who is to thee so kind.
Firm fix'd thy providential care;
Pleased with the work of thine own hands 3 He pardons all thy sins,
Thou dost the waste of time repair.
II. 3. And ransoms thee from death.
From the civ. Psalm of David. 4 He feeds thee with his love,
1 HOW manifold thy works, O LORD, Upholds thee with his truth;
In wisdom, power, and goodness wrought' And, like the eagle's, he renews
The earth is with the riches stored, The vigor of thy youth.
And ocean with thy wonders fraught