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5 Unnumber'd Comforts on my Soul
Thy tender Care bestow'd, Before my Infant Heart conceiv'd
From whence those Comforts flow'd. 6 When in the flipp’ry Paths of Youth
With heedless Step I ran,
And led me up to Man.
It gently clear'd my Way;
More to be fear'd than they,
With Health renew'd thy Face ; And, when in Sin and Sorrow sunk,
Reviv'd my Soul with Grace.
Hath made my Cup run o'er;
Has doubled all my Store.]
My daily Thanks employ; Nor is the least a chearful Heart,
That tastes those Gifts with Joy. 11 Thro' ev'ry Period of my Life,
Thy Goodness I'll pursue ;
The glorious Theme renew.
Divide thy Works no more,
Thy Mercy shall adore. 13 Thro' all Eternity to thee
A joyful Song I'll raise ;
Can utter all thy Praise.
PSALM LXXII. First Version. First Part. Merrick.
A Prayer for the Prince of Wales; with a Description of a
good King, and a prosperous Reign. INSTRUCT, great God, the kingly Heart,
Till, pleas’d, the Heir of Britain's Throne
Thy Precept's full Extent has known. 2 So shall his Hand dispense thy Laws,
Prompt to defend the poor Man's Cause,
Descending bless the Plains below. 3 His Justice from each rocky Cell
Shall Violence and Fraud expel ;
And crush the proud Oppressor's Might. 4 His Worth succeeding Times shall own,
Long as the Sun and waxing Moon,
Alternate guide the circling Year.
pour, Delightful as the copious Show'r, Whose Drops refreh the new-shorn Plain,
And swell with Life the foodful Grain. 6 From Sea to Sea his virtuous Fame
Shall reach, the Honors of his Name
Far as to Earth's remoteft End.
His Foes, who on their conqu’ring Steel
Shall proftrate fall, and sink to Dust. 8 The distant East's divided Shores
Prolific spread their richest Stores;
g He, when the helpless Poor shall
Shall hear propitious from on high;
Shall dare to touch the righteous Band..
His Health the Subject of their Vow,
Aloud with thankful Voice proclaim.
And see the yellow Harvests rise,
On Lebanon's exalted Head..
Pour from their Gates a num'rous Train,
That shades with Green the joyous Earth. 13 From Year to Year the Orb of Day
His brighter Glories shall survey,
PSALM LXXII. Firit Version. Second Part.
Praise to God.
The God' by Jacob's Sons ador’d,
O'er Earth's capacious Round thall blaze. | PSALM LXXII. Second Verfion. First Part. WATTS.
Applied to the Kingdom of Christ.
Now give the Kingdom to thy Son,
Extend his Pow'r, exalt his Throne.
Let all submit to his Commands;
And Pride and Rage prevail no more.
And treads th’ Oppressor in the Dust;
Till Hours and Years and Time be past.
The Shades of overspreading Death
And Desarts blossom at the Sight.
Drest in the Robes of Joy and Praise ;
Second Version. Second Part.
Does his successive Journies run;
Till Moons shall wax and wane no more.
And Praises throng to crown his Head;
With every Morning Sacrifice.
Dwell on his Love with sweetest Song;
Their early Bleflings on his Name.
The Pris’ner leaps to lose his Chains,
5 Where he displays his healing Pow'r,
PSALM LXXIII. Firit Version. MERRICK..
HO, taught to spurn his equal Sway,
From Ifrael's God presumptuous stray,
Then mark them as they downward bend,
How swift, how sudden is their Fate !
Their Image vanish'd from the Eye.
Thy Love to Ifrael's Offspring shown,
To each who bears a Heart unitain'd.
What Friend like thee my Soul has found ;
My lasting Heritage I fee;
To God with sure Success apply,