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3 For faithful is the Word of God,
His Works with Truth abound; He Justice loves, and all the Earth
Is with his Goodness crown'd. 4 By his almighty Word at first
The heav'nly Arch was rear'd; And all the beauteous Hofts of Light
At his Command appear'd. 5 The swelling Floods together rollid,
He makes in Heaps to lie ; And lays, as in a Storehoufe safe,
The wat’ry Treasures by..
Before him trembling stand :
'Twas fix'd at his Command.
Shall stand for ever fure :
To Ages shall endure.
Do thou to us extend,
On thee alone depend.
PSALM XXXIII. Third Version. First Part. WATTS.
The Works of Creation and Providence.
This Work belongs to you:
How holy, juft, and true!
Let Heav'n and Earth proclaim ;
Reveal his wondrous Name.
The heav'nly Arches spread;
Their shining Hofts were made.
He bid the Liquid Waters flow
To their appointed Deep;
And their own Station keep.
With Fear before him stand;
And rests on his Command.
And breaks his vain Designs ;
And in full Glory shines.
PSALM XXXIII. Third Version. Second Parta
Creatures. vain, and God all-sufficient.
'B Hath sixt his gracious Throne ;
Where he reveals his heav'nly Word,
And calls their Tribes his own. 2 His Eye with infinite Survey
Does the whole World behold;
And knows our feeble Mould..
Of Armies from the Grave;
Can the bold Rider fave.
To hope for Safety thence;
A strong and sure Defence.
When Plagues or Famine spread,
Among ten thousand Dead.
And bless us from thy Throne;
And trust thy Grace alone.
PSALM XXXIII. Fourth Version. First Part. Watts.
Works of Creation and Providence.
How wise and holy, jult and true !
His Word the heav'nly Arches spread; How wide they shine froin North to South ! And by the Spirit of his Mouth
Were all the Starry Armies made.
In the vast Storehouse of the Deep.
His everlasting Orders keep. 4 Mortals, be humble, and adore A God of such resistless Pow'r,
Nor dare indulge your feeble Rage :
And rules the World from Age to Age.
Fourth Version. Second Part.
Happy Nation, where the Lord
Reveals the Treasure of his Word,
But God their Maker is unknown.
In vain they boast, in vain rely;
Thrice happy, who on thee recline,
In rain they trust the brutal Force, 1. V Or Speed, or Courage of a Horse,
To guard his Rider, or to fly.
Doth more secure Defence afford cices
When Deaths or Dangers threat'ning stand ::
When Wars or Famine waste the Land.
Send us Salvation from thy Throne ;,
For all our Hope is God alone..
PSALM XXXIV. First Version. Merrick.
God's Care of the Righteous.
Form to thy Praise the joyful Lay ;
Each Terror from my Breast dispell'a.
Hail, Fountain of exhauitless Grace!
And learn your
6 [The strengthful Lion's tawny Brood
With Thirst. and Penury of Food
Shall find their ev'ry With supply'd.] 7 His Fear preserve, ye Just and Pure,
And live from Dread of Want fecure :
PSALM XXXIV. First Version. Second Part.
to the Righteous.
God to love and fear :
With Blessings crown'd, your Hope can raise. 2 Averse from each injurious Art,
Let Falsehood from your Lips depart;
And plight the ready Hand to Peace.
The Hearts that his Commands obey;
With just Regard their Pray’r shall heara 4. With suppliant Voice, in each Distress,
His sole Support, his sole Redress,
Shall seek, and what he seeks shall find. 5 What, though the Just, by his Decree,
Awhile a Man of Griefs we see?
And deep Oblivion of his Woe. 6. But Ill on all who Ill intend
In full Proportion shall descend :
Shall feel the Weight of Pow'r divine.
Nor Time throughout its Course shall see