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3 How have thy Acts my wakeful Rreaft
With rapt’rous Gratitude impress’d!
Inspir'd, thy Wonders to proclaim !
And deep beyond all Search thy Thought;
In endless Majefty shalt reign : 5 Fair as amidst their native Bed
The ftately Palms their Branches spread,
On Lebanon's broad Summit rise,
And, nourish'd by thy foft'ring Hand,
To latest Age their Fruits shall yield. 7 Thy Goodness shall their Lips record,
(God of their Strength!) thy ev'ry Word
A Pfalm for the Lord's Day.
To bless the Lord most high;
His Name to magnify!
His Goodness to relate ;
The glad Effects repeat.
How deep are thy Decrees?
No thoughtless Sinner fees.
Awhile look fresh and gay;
Their Glory pass away.
L XCII. 5 But those who keep the Laws of God,
Within his Courts shall thrive; Their Vigor and their Fruitfulness
Shall in old Age revive. 6 Thus will the Lord his Justice shew
And God, our strong Defence, Will due Rewards to all the World
PSALM XCII. Third Version. First Part. WATTS.
WEET is the work, my God, my King,
To praise thy Name, give Thanks and fing; To Mew thy Love by Morning-Light,
And talk of all thy Truth at Night.. 2 Sweet is the Day of facred Reft, No mortal Cares shall seize
And bless his Works, and bless his Word;
Like holy Oil to chear my. Head.
All I defir'd or with'd below;
Third Version. Second Parti
The Church is the Garden of God..
In Gardens planted by thine. Hand ;;
2 There grow thy Saints in Faith and Love,
Bleft with thine Influence from above;
Laden with Fruits of Age they thew out. F'The Lord is holy, juft and true;
None who attend his Gates shall find - KH A God unfaithful or unkind,
PS A L M XCIII. First Version. MERRICK
And Nature's Pow'r observant hears
Whate'er his Will injoins :
And girds with Strength his Loins,
The Earth's vaft Orb appears :
Nor numbers Time thy Years.
And lift their 'Voice on high :
And clear the stormy Sky?
The Waves their Rage resign: Fix'd are the Laws by thee ordain'd; And Truth and Sanctity unftain'd Adorn thy awful Shrine.
PSALM XCIII. Second Version. · TATE.
And the vast Fabric ftill sustains.
Or ere the Heav'ns were stretch'd abroad,
From everlasting thou art God.
And toss their troubled Waves on high ;
And make the angry Sea comply. 4. Thy sov'reign Laws are ever sure;
And those who in thy Presence dwell,
P'S ALM XCIII. Third Verfion. WATTS.. TEHOVAH reigns: He dwells in Light,
Girded with Majesty and Might; The World created by his Hands
Still on its first Foundation stands.
Or had its first Foundation laid,
Thyself the everlasting God.,
And aim their Rage against the Skies;
At thy Rebuke the Billows die.
Thy Promise stands for ever sure;
HE Lord of Glory reigns; he reigns on high;
This wide Creation rose at his Command,
And his own Godhead is the first Foundation. 2 God is th' eternal King. Thy Foes in vain
Raise their Rebellions to confound thy Reign:
But Heav'ns high Arches scorn the swelling Ocean. 3 Ye Tempests rage no more; ye Floods be ftill,
And the mad World submissive to his Will:
HE Lord Jehovah reigns,
And royal State maintains,
Array'd in Robes of Light,
Begirt with sov’reign Might,
Upheld by thy Commands
The World securely stands ;
Thy Throne was fix'd on high
Before the Starry Sky; Eternal is thy Kingdom, Lord. 3
[In vain the noisy Croud,
Like Billows fierce and loud,
The surly Nations fight,
Let Floods and Nations rage,
And all their Pow'rs engage,
The Terrors of thy Frown
Shall beat their Madness down ;