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6 O then that all the Earth with me
Would God for this his Goodness praise!
Throughout the wond'ring World displays. 7 For he from Heav'n the fad Eftate
Of longing Souls with Pity views ;
In Death's uncomfortable Shade;
By pressing Cares more heavy made: 2 Because God's Counsel they defy'd,
And lightly priz'd his holy Word;
And freed them from their deep Distress. 4 From dismal Dungeons, dark as Night,
And Shades as black as Death's Abode,
And welcome Liberty bestow'd.
Would God for this his Goodness praise ;
Throughout the wond'ring World displays.. 6 For he with his almighty Hand
The Gates of Brass in Pieces broke;
The Sick. Remorseless Sinners, void of Sense;. Wich bold Transgrestions, God defy;
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And for their multiply'd Offence,
Opprest with fore Diseases lie.
Abhors to taste the choiceft Meats;
To Death's in hospitable Gates.
Do they their mournful Cry address;
And frees them from their deep Distress. 4 He all their fad Diftempers heals,
His Word both Health and Safety gives;
From near Destruction them retrieves. 5 O then, that all the Earth with me,
Would God for this his Goodness praise,
O'er swelling Waves their Trade pursue :
And in the Deep his Wonders view. 2 No sooner his Command is paft,.
But forth a dreadful Tempest flies,
And makes the stormy Billows rise.
On Tops of lofty Waves appear,
While every Soul dissolves with Fear. 4 They reel and stagger to and fro,
Like Men with Fumes of Wine opprest :
Which Way to steer, what Course is best.. 5 Then strait to God's indulgent Ear,
They do their mournful Cry address;
Who graciously vouchfafes to hear,
And frees them from their deep Distress. 6 He does the raging Storm appease,
And inakes the Billows calm and ftill:
And their intended Course fúlfil. 7
O then, that all the Earth with me
Justice divine, if People fin,
To punish those who dwell therein.
To flow with Streams and springing Wells,
And in strong Cities fafely dwells..
Which gratefully his Toil repay ;
His fruitful Seed or Stock decay. 4 But if by Sin he Heav'n provoke,
His Health and Substance fade away:
And is of Grief the wretched Prey.
Expos'd to Scorn, mast quit his Throne;
Where no Path offers, stray alone:
Sets up the humble Man on high ;
With his encreasing Flocks to vie.
The Just a decent Joy shall fhow :
PSALM CVII. Third Version. First Part. WATTS.
Ifrael led to Canaan, and Chriftians to Heaven.
Kind are his Thoughts, his Name is Love;
And Ages long to come shall own. 2 Let the Redeemed of the Lord
The Wonders of his Grace record; ili
Ifrael, the Nation whom he chose,
And rescu'd from their mighty Foes.
Their Fetters and th' Egyptian Yoke,
A wild and solitary Ground.
Their burning Thirst, or Hunger's Rage.. 5: In their Distress to God they cry'd,
God was their Saviour and their Guide ; :
'Twas the right Path to Canaan's Grounde 6 His Grace the fame, he's now our Guide, ,
By him are all our Wants. supply'd;.
And brings us to the heav'nly Land. 70 let us. then with Joy record
The Truth and Goodness of the Lord! :
his Works! how kind his Ways !
Correction for Sin, and Release by Prayer. .
God and his Grace are still the same : :
2 But if their Hearts rebel and rise:
Against the God who rules the Skies,
And flight the Counsels of the Lord;
And no Deliv'rer shall be found ;
In Darkness and the Shades of Death.
He makes the dawning Light arise,
Which hung fo heavy round their Head. ş He cuts the Bars of Brass in two,
And lets the smiling Pris’ners thro':
And gives the lab’ring Soul Relief.. 6 O may the Sons of Men record.
The wond'rous Goodness of the Lord !
PSALM CVIL Third VersionThird Parti,
Intemperance punished and pardoned.
V Prepares for his own Punishments
What Pains, what loathsome Maladies.
From Luxury and Luft arise !
Yet drowns his Health to please his Taltes.
And fainting Life draws near the Dufti 3 The Glutton groans, and loaths to eat;:
His Soul abhors delicious Meat:
Would yield to Death to be releas'd :: 4
Then how the frighted Sinners fly