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Why Aed the ocean? And why skipp'd the mountains ?
Why turn's Jordan toward his crystal fountains ?
Shake, earth! and at the presence be aghast
Of him that ever was,

and
aye

shall last;
That glassy floods from rugged rocks can crush,
And make soft rills from fiery flint-stones gush.

PSALM CXXXVI.

Let us, with a gladsome mind,
Praise the Lord, for he is kind ;
For his mercies

aye

endure,
Ever faithful, ever sure.
Let us blaze his name abroad,
For of gods he is the God;

For his, &c.
Oh, let us his praises tell,
Who doth the wrathful tyrants quell ;

For his, &c.
Who, with his miracles, doth make
Amazed heaven and earth to shake :

For his, &c.
Who, by his wisdom, did create
The painted heavens so full of state ;

For his, &c.
Who did the solid earth ordain
To rise above the watery plain ;

For his, &c.
Who, by his all-commanding might,
Did fill the new-made world with light ;

For his, &c.
And caused the golden-tressed sun
All the day long his course to run ;

For his, &c.

The horned moon to shine by night,
Amongst her spangled sisters bright ;

For his, &c.
He, with his thunder-clasping hand,
Smote the first-born of Egypt land ;

For his, &c.
And, in despite of Pharaoh fell,
He brought from thence his Israel ;

For his, &c.
The ruddy waves he cleft in twain
Of the Erythræan main ;

For his, &c.
The floods stood still, like walls of glass,
While the Hebrew bands did pass ;

For his, &c.
But full soon they did devour
The tawny king with all his power ;

For his, &c.
His chosen people he did bless
In the wasteful wilderness ;

For his, &c.
In bloody battle he brought down
Kings of prowess and renown;

For his, &c.
He foil'd bold Seon and his host,
That ruled the Amorrean coast ;

For his, &c.
And large-limbid Og he did subdue,
With all his over-hardy crew ;

For his, &c.
And, to his servant Israel,
He
gave

their land therein to dwell ; For his, &c.

He hath, with a piteous eye,
Beheld us in our misery ;

For his, &c.
And freed us from the slavery
Of the invading enemy;

For his, &c.
All living creatures he doth feed,
And with full hand supplies their need ;

For his, &c.
Let us, therefore, warble forth
His mighty majesty and worth ;

For his, &c.
That his mansion hath on high,
Above the reach of mortal eye ;
For his mercies

aye

endure, Ever faithful, ever sure.

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