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5 Submit to God's almighty Sway;
And Earth her fov'reign Lord confess.
As to our Fathers in Distress.
The Church's Safety amidf national Desolations.
When Storms of sharp Distress invade;
Behold him present with his Aid.
Down to the Deep, and bury'd there ;
Our Faith shall never yield to Fear. 3 Loud may the troubled Ocean roar,
In sacred Peace our Souls abide,
Trembles and dreads the swelling Tide. 4 There is a Stream whose gentle Flow
Supplies the City of our God;
And wat’ring our divine Abode.
Supports our Hopes, our Fear controuls;
And give new Strength to fainting Souls. 6 Sion enjoys her Monarch's Love,
Secure against a threat'ning Hour;
God the Protector of his Church and People.
Tho' Tyrants rage and Kingdoms rife;
2 The Lord of old for Jacob fought,
And Jacob's God is still our Aid;
What Desolations he has made.
He makes the Noise of Battle cease ;
He awes the trembling World to Peace. 4 He breaks the Bow, he cuts the Spear,
Chariots he burns with heav'nly Flame ;.
The Sound and Glory of his Name. 5
“ Be ftill, and learn that I am God,
“ But still my Throne in Sion stands.' 6 O Lord of Hofts, almighty King,
While we so near thy Presence dwell,
PSALM XLVI. Fourth Version, DOODRIDGE, Patience under Afliction, a proper Acknowledgment of God.
EACE, 'tis the Lord Jehovah's Hand,
That blasts our Joys in Death ; Changes the Visage once so dear,
And gathers back our Breath. 2 'Tis he, the Potentate fupreme
Of all the Worlds above,
Nor from the Purpose move.
Our Souls a Sacrifice;
A thousand rich Supplies.
In Cbrift our righteous Lord;
With one reviving Word
5 Fair Garlands of immortal Bliss
He weaves for ev'ry Brow ;
If he correct us now?
I kiss thy scourging Hand;
To thy supreme Command.
PSALM XLVI. Fifth Version. STEELE.
Praise for national Peace.
*REAT Ruler of the Earth and Skies,
A Word of thy almighty Breath
And Rage and Noife, and Tumult reign,
And Slaughter spreads the hostile Plain; 3 Thy sov'reign Eye looks calmly down,
And marks their Course, and bounds their Pow's;
Reviving Commerce lifts her Head.
All move subservient to thy Will ;
And thy sublime Decrees fulfil.
Thy kind Protection still implore :
PSALM XLVII. First Version. MERRICK.
Universal Praise due to God.
Exulting strike the Chord :
Confess th’ Almighty Lord.
Perpetual Praises fing:
O praise our God and King.
In one assembled Throny,
And raise the Heav'n-taught Song, 4 His Sway the Sons of human Kind
With humbleft Homage own; And Sanctity with Pow'r combin'd
Supports his lasting Throne. 5 Kings from afar conven'd behold,
Whose Breasts with Zeal have glow'd, Among the Tribes to stand inrolla,
That bow to Abraham's God.
Th’ eternal Scepter wield,
And o'er them spreads the Shield.
All ye People clap your Hands,
PSALM XLVII. Second Version. TATE.
Thanksgiving in Time of War.
And with triumphant Voices sing ;
Of God the universal King.
He shall himself our Battles fight :
3 God reigns on high, our Lord and King,
With Gladness fhout, the Trumpet found,
And let the chearful Song resound. 4
Your utmost Skill in Praise be shown,
And spreads his Sway o'er Seas and Lands. 5
Britons, who now far distant hence,
How great and glorious is his Name. 6 O all ye People clap your Hands,
And with triumphant Voices fing;
PSALM XLVII. Third Version. WATTS.
A P/alm of Praise.
To God the fov'reign King!
And Hymns of Triumph fing. 2 While Angels shout and praise their King,
Let Mortals learn their Strains; Let all the Earth his Honor fing;
O’er all the Earth he reigns. 3 Rehearse his Praise with Awe profound,
Let Knowledge lead the Song, Nor mock him with a solemn Sound
Upon a thoughtless Tongue.
He lov'd that chosen Race,
And Heathens taite his Grace.
There Abraham's God is know