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The Beauty of his Holiness,
And in his Courts his Grace proclaim. [Give to our God immortal Praise,
Mercy and Truth are all his Ways.]
PS A L M XCVI. Fifth Version. TOLLET.
O God, from whom immortal Blessings fpring,
Let all the Earth with Sounds seraphic ring; With heav'nly Zeal and Ardor praise his Name,
Throughout the World his saving Grace proclaim.
The Pow'r and Greatness of our God resound :
His wond'rous Works how excellent they are.
No Numbers can to his Perfections rise:
To other Gods, when unto thee compar’d?
Dumb senseless Stocks the Heathens call upon ;
Since thou alone Omnipotence canft boast.
Whose bounteous Hand doth ev'ry Blessing send;
Ascribe the Glory which to God belongs.
And let our Practice testify the same;
On swiftest Wings let your Petitions foar.
The Earth unmov'd his mighty Pow'r doth shew;
Guilt self-condemn'd shall meet its juft Reward.
And Woods and smiling Meads with Verdure crown'd,
And all Creation echo to the Sound: 9 “ For he in Equity will judge the World,
* Then from their Seats the Impious shall be hurld; “ His Justice then aloft will hold the Scale, “ And Truth triumphant ever shall prevail."
First Version. First Part. MERRICK.
God's Power and Majefty:
O God belongs th' eternal Sway ;
Let Earth with Joy his Will obey: Exult, ye Isles that crown the Main,
Bleft in his mild auspicious Reign.
And Darkness rolls beneath his Feet;
To rear aloft his awful Shrine. 3
Before him walks the wasting Fire ;
Beholds the forky Light'nings play;
Down flows the Mountain's solid Frame,
To ev'ry Eye conspicuous shine.
Though Myriads, leagu'd, against them stand:
PSALM XCVII. First Version. Second Part.
God to be adered and praised.
Thy People bow th' attentive Ear;
The Mercies of th' eternal King.
Exalted o'er the Earth art seen:
Like Thine ? Like thee our Homage claim? 3 Ye Souls, with Love divine impress'd;
Juft to its Precepts, Sin deteft:
In God your certain Refuge find. 4 To you, ye Good, to you alone
The Seeds of heav'nly Light are fown,
Joys ne'er by human Tongue express'd. 5
O crown'd with Mercies from above,
Joy in tbe righteous Government of God.
In his jaft Government rejoice;
In his Applause unite their Voice.
His dazzling Glory shroud in State ::
And, fix'd by his Pavilion, wait.
Jehovah dwells exalted high;
Who reigns unrival'd in the Sky. 4. You who to serve this Lord aspire,
Abhor what's ill, and Truth esteem;
He'll keep his Servants Soul entire,
And them from wicked Hands redeem. 5 The Seeds of endless Light are fown,
A glorious Harvest for the Juft ;
In Songs of Praise your Joy exprefs;
PSALM XCVII. Third Version. First Part. Watrs.
God's supreme Dominion.
Praise him in eyangelic Strains:
And distant Iands join their Voice.
But Grace and Truth support his Throne:
Shakes the wide Earth, and cleaves the Tombs ;
The Mountains melt, the Seas retire. 4 His Enemies with fore Dismay
Fly from the Sight and thun the Day;
H' Almighty reigns exalted high
O'er all the Earth, o'er all the Sky; Tho' Clouds and Darkness vail his Feet,
His Dwelling is the Mercy-Seat. 2 Oye, who love his holy Name,
Hate ev'ry Work of Sin and Shame:
3 Immortal Light and Joys unknown
Are for the Saints in Darkness sown ;
And the bright Harvest bless our Eyes. 4 Rejoice ye Righteous, and record
The sacred Honors of the Lord ;
God's fupreme Dominion.
Y E of Sea
Rejoice, Jehovah reigns:
And Mountains melt to Plains.
And makes the Valleys rise;
The haughty Sinner dies.
The Idol-Gods around
And totter to the Ground.
And Hills and Seas retire :
And leave the World in Fire.
For Saints in Darkness here
And a rich Harvest bear.
A Song of Praise.