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PSALM LXXVI. Third Version. WATTS.
God the Guardian of his Church.
Appears to save th’ Opprest,
And he'll restrain the rest.
When once his Arm appears ?
The Earth lies still and fears.
Ye Princes, fear his Frown:
And cuts an Army down.
His Church's Foes shall feel : For Jacob's God hath not forsook,
But dwells in Zion still.
PSALM LXXVIIFirst Version MERRICK, The safe Conduct of Israel, from Egypt to Canaan, an Encou
ragement to Chriftians in their way to Heaven.
Revers'd the Laws of Nature stand,
And bid the Nations know their Lord. 2 Let Jacob and let Joseph say,
How strong thy Arm to chase away
The Deeps beheld thee; and each Spring,
Tumultuous own'd its sudden Dread. 4 Inceffant from the bursting Cloud
Down stream'd the bidden Rain ; aloud
Thy flaming Shafts were seen to fly;
Ś Wide yawn’d the Flood from Shore to Shore,
And op'd a Path unknown before,
With trackless Step its Channel trod. 7 As Sheep to distant Pastures led,
Secure thy People march'd, convey'd
To promis’d Canaan's happy Land.
A God, with Ifrael's God to vie?
PSALM LXXVII. Second Version. . TATE.
The Wonders of his Might;
My Tongue shall them recite.
O God, thy Counsels are ;
Who can with him compare ?
Thy rescu'd People found;
With strong Deliv'rance crown'd.
The frighted Billows fhrunk;
Beneath their Channels sunk.
Did with their Noise conspire ;
Wing'd with consuming Fire.
While all the lower World
7 Thro' rolling Streams thou find'it thy Way,
Thy Paths in Waters lie;
Thy Footsteps can descry.
Safe thro’ the desart Land,
And Aaron's facred Hand.
Thou hast in Mercy giv’n,
To lead us fafe to Heav'n.
PSALM LXXVII. Third Version WATTS.
OW awful is thy chastning Rod ?”
“ How holy is his Way!”.
The King who reigns above;
And learn to trust his Love.
With Egypt's Yoke oppreft ; Long he delay'd to hear their Cry,
Nor gave his People Reft.
Abandon’d to their Foes ;
The Nation that he chose.
Must follow where he calls;
And made the Waves their Walls. 6 The Waters faw thee, mighty God,
The Waters saw thee, come; Backward they fled, and frighted stood
To make thine Armies Room.
Strange was thy Journey thro' the Sea,
Thy Foot-Steps, Lord, unknown : Terrors attend thy wond'rous Way
That brings thy Mercies down. Thy Voice, with Terror in the Sound
Thro' Clouds and Darkness broke :
And Earth with Thunder Thook.
How glorious is the Lord !
And his own Saints ador'd.
And safe by Moses' Hand
Home to the promis'd Land.
PSALM LXXVIII. First Version. MERRICK,
Religious Education and Instruction of Children.
The Dictates of her Lips revere,
PSALM LXXVIII. Second Version. Tate.
Let the Instructions of
Shall Parables unfold,
And own'd for Truths of old. 3 Which we from facred Registers
Of antient Times have known, And our Forefathers pious Care
To us has handed down.
Our Offspring shall be taught
Has Works of Wonders wrought.
Which God perform’d of old,
And which our Fathers told. 2 He bids us make his Glories known,
His Works of Pow'r and Grace ; And we'll convey his Wonders down
Thro' ev'ry rifing Race. 3 Our Lips shall tell them to our Sons,
And they again to theirs, That Generations yet unborn
May teach them to their Heirs. 4 Thus shall they learn, in God alone
1 Their Hope fecurely stands, That they may ne'er forget his Works,
But practise his Commands.
God furnishing a Table in the Wilderness.
PARE DT th's bounteous Hand,