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2 Now bid thy Truth and Mercy shed
Their kindest Influence on my Head ;.
Beneath thy Wings a Refuge find.. 3 My Heart is fix'd, almighty Sire,
My Heart is fix'd : To thee aspire
An Argument of endless Praise.
Awake, my Tongue, to loud acclaim ;
Thy Mercy Heav'n's vast Height transcends.. 5. Inthron'd thyself above the Skies,
O bid thy fullest Glory rise,
Trust and Hope in divine Providence..
On thy Protection I depend ;
Till each outrageous Storm be paft. ı To thy Tribunal, Lord, I fy,
Thou sov'reign Judge, and God most high,
And wilt not leave th:y Work undone. 3 Be thou, O God, exalted high !
And as thy Glory fills the Sky,
Till thou art here as there obey’d.
Its thankful Tribute to present;
Voice I'll raise To thee, my God, in Songs of Praise. 5 Awake, my Glory, Harp and Lute,
No longer let your Strings be mute;
16 Thy Praises, Lord, I will resound,
To all the lift'ning Nations round;
PSALM LVII. Third Version.
Praise to God. thou exalted, O my God,
Thy Pow'r on Earth be known abroad,
My Tongue, the Glory of my Frame. 3 In thee, my God, are all the Springs
Of boundless Love and Grace unknown;
Are Gifts descending from thy Throne.
And reaches to the utmost Sky ;
Above the Heav'ns where Angels dwell;
PSALM LX. First Version. Merrick.
In a Time of unsuccessful War. EPULS’D, dispers’d, chastis’d by thee, 0
grant us, Lord, thy Face to see, And let the People, once thy Care, Again thy fav’ring Presence share. 2 How trembles this divided Land Beneath the Terrors of thy Hand! O Thou, the God whom we adore, Its Breaches heal, its Peace restore.
- 3 Behold
3 Behold us, Lord, oppress’d with Woe,
As exil'd from thy Care we go :
Still unsuccessful take the Field?
Olet thy Strength, great God, fuslain :
And dauntless meet the ruthing War. 5 Behold, thy Hands a Standard rear ;
Beneath it each, who owns thy Fear,
His Sword, secure of Conquest, draws. 6 Such, Objects of thy tend'relt Love,
Defend propitious from above;
PSALM LX. Second Version. WATTS.
HEN wilt thou, Lord, the Nation bless?
Maft we for ever mourn? Long have we been in deep Distress,
Shall Mercy ne'er return?
Melts all our Strength away;
We tremble in Dismay.
And dreads thy threat’ning Hand; O heal the Nation thou hast broke,
Confirm the wav'ring Land. Lift up a Banner in the field
For those who fear thy Name: Save thy Beloved with thy Shield,
And put them not to Shame. 5 Go with our Armies to the Fight
Like a confed'rate God;
Against thy lifted Rod.
6 Our Troops shall gain a wide Renown
By thine afifting Hand; 'Tis God that treads the Mighty down,
And makes the Feeble Itand.
PSALM LXI. First Version MERRICK.
The Prayer of Loyalty.
Ages count on Ages rollid :
And share the Blessings of thy Hand. ? His Palace let thy Truth defend,
Thy Mercy on his Steps attend,
His stedfast Hope, his strongest Tow'r. 3 High on the Rock his Footsteps rear ;
There let hiin stand unmov’d, hear
At Distance roll beneath his Feet.
Thy Name the willing Note prolong,
W My Heart within me dies,
PSALM LXI. Second Version. WATTS.
Safety in God.
, Helpless and far from all Relief
To Heav'n I lift mine Eyes.
That's high above my Head,
My Shelter and my Shade. 3
Within thy Presence, Lord,
For ever I'll abide; Thou art the Tow'r of
PSALM LXII. First Version. MERRICK
Confidence in God, not in Wealth or Fraud.
In him thy wish'd-for Reft falt-find';
By him through Life I walk upheld;
Or falling, instant rise again;
My Rock, my Health, my Strength, I own.
To him, with me, your Hearts unfold ;,
For who, 0 who like him can heal?
Intent the human Mind to scan,
Suspend the Balance, fix the Beam :
The flitting Air, or empty Shade ;
On Hope's light Wing presumptuous foar ;
Beheld with unretorted Eye,
One Wish to thy deluded Heart,
And forth again the Accents brake :.
I mark if Man my Will obey ;
(For Pow'r in me with Mercy dwells)