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6 As distant as creating Pow'r
Has fix'd the East and Western Shore ;:
At the sweet Voice of pard’ning Love.. 7 The tend'rest Yearning Nature knows,
A Father's Love, too faintly shows
P A U • E.
Compos’d of Dust, frail Sons of Earth;
Springs up and blooms one smiling Hour. 9 But if a noxious Blaft arife,
Sudden its transient Glory flies;
Steal from the Sight and die away. 10 But Mercy with unchanging Rays
For ever shines, while Time decays ;
The Truth and Goodness of the Lord, 11 To those, who with delightful Awe,
Love and obey his sacred Law,
Whose Lives their grateful Duty show. 12. The Lord is King, his Hand alone
Has fix'd in Heav'n his radiant Throne;
And Heav'n and Earth confess the God.
And his Commands with Joy fulfil.. 14 Ye heav'nly Hosts, adore the Lord,
Who form’d you to obey his Word ;..
While all his Works his Praise proclaim,
The Power and Providence of God.
To God the Song of Triumph raise ;
To bless with me the Name divine. 2 O cloth'd with Majesty divine,
What Pomp, what Glory, Lord, are thine !
The Heav'ns their ample Curtain spread. 3 Thou know'st amid the fluid Space
The strong-compacted Beams to place,
the Chambers of the Sky. 4 Behold, aloft, the King of Kings,
Borne on the Wind's expanded Wings, (His Chariot by the Clouds supply'd,)
Through Heav'n's wide Realms triumphant ride, 5 Around him rang'd in awful State
Th' assembled Storms ministrant wait;
The Dictates of his mighty Will.
To him ascribes her wond'rous Birth;
The Deep its wat’ry Mantle spread :
Again their Fops emergent stood ;
With refluent Stream the Currents glide : 8 Aw'd by his stern Rebuke they fly,
While Peals of Thunder rend the sky,
9 Now lodg'd within their peaceful Bed
No more th' affrighted Earth o'erflow; 10 But obvious to her Use (their Course
By Nature's ever copious Source
T'he Herds and Flocks promiscuous drink ;-
The wild Ass cools his burning Thirst: 12 While fast beside the murm’ring Spring
The feather'd Minstrels fit and sing,
The Fervors of the mid-day Sun.
The Earth with various Fruits he fills :
Yields to the Brute the springing Blade ; 14 For Man, chief Object of his care, His Hands the foodful Herb
And Bread that strings his Nerves for Toil.
A Refuge for th' aerial Kind:
The vagrant Stork is seen to stop,
Her infant Brood in Safety reft.
Or bounding from the Cliff defcend :
PA U s E.
Our Seasons marks, and knows her own;
the Orb of Day
And o'er the Earth her Wings extends;
The sylvan Race licentious roam:
Along the echoing Desart ftray;
Back to their cavern'd Haunts they fly,
The lordly Savage finks to Reit. 22 His Care sufficient to the Day,
Man to his Labor takes his Way,
And ended with the setting Sun. 23 Eternal Ruler of the Skies,
How various are thy Works, how wise !
PA V S E.
Th’ extended Seas his Gifts contain:
Incumbent on the burthen's Tide; 26 And oft, the rolling Waves between,
The huge Leviathan is seen,
27 Thy Care, great God, fuftains them all;
As, urg'd by Hunger's furious Call,
To thee they lift the asking Eye,
Whate'er their various Wants demand :
Their troubled Looks their Grief betray : 30 If thou the vital Air deny,
Behold them ficken, faint, and die ;
And Earth her ruin’d Offspring mourns. 31 But soon thy Breath her Lofs fupplies;
She sees a new-born Race arise,
The Blessings of thy Hand divide. 32 Thy Glory, fearless of Decline,
Thy Glory, Lord, shall ever shine,
And glad their great Creator's Eye.
Conscious of foy'reign Pow'r at Hand,
The cloud-top'd Hills in Smoke afpire. 34
To God in ceaseless Strains my Tongue
The wonders of his Love proclaim;. 35 Affur'd that his paternal Ear
With full Regard my Voice will hear ;
His Favor my Delight fupreme.
To God the song of Triumph raise,