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PSALM VIII. Sixth Version.
Thro’ the wide Earth's extended Frame!
And Heav'n adores beneath thy Feet.
A Monument of wond'rous Praise :
Which gild the fair ethereal Plain :
Thy Notice, thy indulgent Care?
The Fav'rite of the Deity?
And with distinguish'd Honors crown'd: 6 Invested him with Pow'r and Sway,
And bid the subject Brutes obey;
To him the meaner Creatures bow :
The gliding Fish, the flying Birds;
Natives of Air, or Seas, or Fields, 8 But still let Man adoring own
That thou, O Lord, art King alone;
A Song of Praise.
celestial Frame! 2 By Infants who begin to try
Their yet un practis'd Tongue, To filence bold Impiety,
Thy Praises shall be sung. 3 Nor to the starry Skies alone
Thy Presence is confin'd;
In Bounty to Mankind.
And Fowl, his Rule obey;
Pursue their wat’ry Way.
How glorious is thy Name!'
celestial Frame !
The Justice and Mercy of God.
Thanks, not by Words to be express’d,
E’er leave thy wond'rous Acts unsung. 2 Thee, Lord, I boast my Bliss supreme,
Thy Praise my Song's exhaustless Theme:
Thou mak'st each righteous Cause prevail. 3 Justice and Truth, support thy Throne,
All their Decrees and thine are one ;
Unchang'd the Scepter shalt extend. 4 Then fill, as now, thy awful Seat,
While at thy Word assembled meet
The true, th' impartial Doom dispense.
all the Tzy wo Thou salted
Trouble la their
Praises from Site
Each Terror to the Winds resign'd,
Whom none has fought, and sought in vain. 17 In Sion God has fix'd his Rest';
O be his Praise aloud confeft;
PSALM IX. Second Version. TATE.
Praise to God the Just and Merciful.
I will my Heart prepare
Thy wond'rous Works declare.
Exalted Pleasure bring,
Triumphant Praise I fing.
His righteous Throne prepard,
To punish or reward.
To Saints in ev'ry Age;
In their Behalf engage.
Will in his Truth confide:
Who on hís Help rely'd.
From Sion his Abode,
W T Thy Wonders l'ul proclaim,
PSALM IX. Third Version. First Part. Watts.
Justice and Mercy from the Judgment-Seat.
How glorious is thy Name !
My God prepares his Throne
And make his Glory known.
For all the Poor opprest;
And give the Weary Rest.
In thine abundant Grace;
Who humbly seek thy Face.
Who dwells on Zion's Hill,
And doth his Grace fulfil.
PSALM IX. Third Version. Second Part.
The Wisdom and Equity of Providence.
all once inquire for Blood,
Shall find a faithful God.
Does his own Children raise :
They fing their Father's Praise.
Into the Pit they made ;
Which their own Hands had spread.
PSALM IX. Fourth Verfion. DODDRIDGE.
God's Name, the Encouragement of our Faith.
His various, and his faving Names;
Th’ Eternal, All-fufficient Lord !
The God of Abram, God of Peace ;
Father and God of Christ his Son. 4 Thro
' ev'ry Age his gracious Ear
That it hath fought its God in vain. s What unbelieving Heart shall dare
In Whispers to suggest a Fear,
The same his Pow'r, his Love the same!