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4 He bid the Liquid Waters flow

To their appointed Deep;
The flowing Seas their Limits know,

And their own Station keep.
5 Ye Tenants of the spacious Earth,

With Fear before him stand;
He spoke ; and Nature took its Birth,

And rests on his Command.
6 He scorns the haughty Sinner's Rage,

And breaks his vain Designs;
His Counsel ftands thro' every Age,

And in full Glory shines.

PSALM XXXIII. Third Version. Second Parte

Creatures vain, and God all-sufficient.
LEST is the Nation where the Lord

B Hath fixt 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 ;He form'd us all of equal Clay,

And knows our feeble Mould.
3: Kings are not rescu'd by the Force

Of Armies from the Grave;
Nor Speed nor Courage of an Horse

Can the bold Rider fave.
4 Vain is the Strength of Beasts or Men

To hope for Safety thence; But holy Souls from God obtain

A strong and sure Defence. 5 God is their Fear, and God their Trust;

When Plagues or Famine spread, His watchful Eye secures the Just

Among ten thousand Dead.
6 Lord, let our Hearts in thee rejoice,

And bless us from thy Throne;
For we have made thy Word our Choice,

And trust thy Grace alone.

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PSALM XXXIII. Fourth Version. First Part. WATTS.

Works of Creation and Providence.
E humble Souls, in God rejoice,

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Voice ;
Great is your Theme, your Songs be new :
Sing of his Name, his Word, his Ways,
His Works of Nature and of Grace,

How wise and holy, just and true!
2 Justice and Truth he ever loves,
And the whole Earth his Goodness proves,

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.
3 He gathers the wide flowing Seas,
Those watry Treasures know their Place

In the vast Storehouse of the Deep.
He spoke, and gave all Nature Birth;
And Fires, and Seas, and Heav'n, and Earth

His everlasting Orders keep. 4 Mortals, be humble, and adore A God of such resistless Pow'r,

Nor dare indulge your feeble Rage :
Vain are your Thoughts, and weak your Hands ;
But his eternal Countel stands,

And rules the World from Age to Age.

PSALM XXXIII. Fourth Version. Second Part.

Creatures vain, and God all-fufficient.

Reveals the Treasure of his Word,
And builds his Church, his earthly Throne !
His Eye the Heathen World surveys,
He form’d their Hearts, he knows their Ways,

But God their Maker is unknown.
2 Let Kings rely upon their Hoft,
And of his Strength the Champion boast;

In vain they boaft, in vain rely;

In vain they trust the brutal Force,
Or Speed, or Courage of a Horse,

To guard his Rider, or to fly.
3 The Eye of thy Compassion, Lord,
Doth more secure Defence afford

When Deaths or Dangers threat'ning stand ::
Thy watchful Eye preserves the Just,
Who make thy Name their Fear and Trust,,

When Wars or Famine waste the Land.
In Sickness or the bloody Field,
Thou our Physician, thou our Shield,

Send us Salvation from thy Throne ;,
We wait to see thy Goodness shine ; ,
Let us rejoice in Help divine,

For all our Hope is God alone..

PSALM XXXIV. First Version. MERRICK.

God's Care of the Righteous.

by Day

Form to thy Praise the joyful Lay ;
From Morn to Eve the Song extend,
Thee boast my Father, thee my

Friend, 2 To God my Soul disclos'd its Care ;

He heard, and present to my Pray'r
His faithful Buckler o'er me held,
Each Terror from my Breaft difpellid.
3 The Souls, that his Decree regard,
Like me his chearing Light have shar’d,
And fearless of Repulse or Shame
The Promise of his Mercy claim.
4 His Angel, nigb the juft Man's Tent,
Encamp'd, each Danger to prevent,
His sure Protection round him throws,
Though harness'd Hosts his Peace oppose.
5 Hail, Saviour of the human Race!

Hail, Fountain of exhauitless Grace !
Thrice happy, who on thee recline,
Nor own, nor alk a Help but thine.

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With Thirst and Penury of Food
Are ftung; but who in God confide

Shall find their ev'ry With supply'd.] 7 His Fear preserve, ye Juft and Pure,

And live from Dread of Want secure :
All upright Souls shall taste and prove
The Blessings of his boundless Love,

PSALM XXXIV. First Version. Second Part.
An Exhortation to Peace and Holiness, and God's Regard

to the Righteous.
E Children, come; my Precepts hear,
And learn

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God to love and fear :
O come ; if long Extent of Days,

With Blessings crown'd, your Hope can raise. 2 Averse from each injurious Art,

Let Falsehood from your Lips depart;
Be good your Choice; from Evil cease;

And plight the ready Hand to Peace.
3 Him ferve, whose fav’ring Eyes survey

The Hearts that his Commands obey;
Him serve, whose ever open Ear

With just Regard their Pray'r fhall hear. 4. With suppliant Voice, in each Distress,

His sole Support, his sole Redress,
From God the Man of faithful Mind

Shall seek, and what he seeks shall find. 5 What, though the Juft, by his Decree,

Awhile a Man of Griefs we see?
His Love shall soon its Aid bestow,

And deep Oblivion of his Woe. 6. Bur Ill on all who Ill intend

In full Proportion shall descend :
Who tow'rd the Just in Hatred join,

Shall feel the Weight of Pow'r divine.
7 'Tis thine thy Saints from Woes to free ;

Nor Time throughout its Course shall see
The Soul, whose Hope on thee is staid,
Neglected mourn thy abfent Aid.

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PSALM XXXIV.

Second Version. Tate.

Encouragement to trust and love God.

THE Orobibeachanging Scenes of Life,

Trouble and in Joy, The Praises of my God shall still

My Heart and Tongue employ. 2 Of his Deliv'rance I will boast,

Till all who are distrest,
From my Example Comfort take,

And charm their Griefs to Rest. 3 The Hofts of God encamp around The Dwellings of the Juft:

+ Protection he affords to all

Who make his Name their Trust. 4 O make but Trial of his Love,

Experience will decide,
How blest are they, and only they,

Who in his Truth confide.
5.
Fear him, ye Saints, and you will then

Have nothing else to fear;
Make you his Service your Delight,

Your Wants shall be his Care.
6 While hungry Lions lack their Prey,

The Lord will Pood provide, For such as put their Trust in him,

And see their Needs supply’d.

PSALM XXXIV.. Third Version: First Part. WATTS..

God's Care of his Saints.

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Thy Praise fhall dwell upon my Tongue; My Soul shall glory in thy Grace,

While Saints rejoice to hear the Song. 2 Come, magnify the Lord with me,

Come, let us all exalt his Name;
I fought th' eternal God, and he
Has not expos’d my Hope to Shame..

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