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5 No Med'cines could effect the Cure
So quick, so easy, or so sure :
He sends his fov’reign Word and heals. 6 O may the Sons of men record
The wondrous Goodness of the Lord !
PSALM CVIP.. Third Version:
Deliverance from Storms. and Shipwreck,
His Wonders in the World abroad,
The unknown Regions of the Seas.
And seize the Favor of the Wind;
That heave the Ocean to the Skies. 3
Now to the Heav'ns they mount amain,
And like a stagg’ring Drunkard reel!: 4 When Land is far, and Death is nigh,
In their Distress, to God they cry :
And sends Salvation in Distress. 5
He bids the Winds their Wrath assuage;
The Haven where they wish'd to be.. 6 O may the Sons of Men record
The wond'rous Goodness of the Lord!
PSALM CVII, Third Version. Fifth Part.
Nations punisbed, and restored on Repentance.
And dries the Rivers from the Land. 2 His Word can raise the Springs again, And make the wither'd Mountains green,
E Send fhow'ry Blessings from the Skies;
And Harvests in the Defart rise.
Whose yearly Fruit supplies their Want:
Their Wealth increases with their Flocks, 4. Thus they are blest ; but if they fin,
He lets some foreign Nation in,
65 5 Their captive Sons expos'd to Scorn
Wander unpity'd and forlorn :
And Desolation spreads the field.
7 Again his dreadful Hand he turns ; Again he makes their Cities thrive,
And bids a dying People live,
Admire the Works of Providence ;
Blaspheme the God whom Saints adore.. 8 How few with pious Care record
These wond'rous Dealings of the Lord ? :
The Mariner's. Pfalm.
The Sons of Courage shall record
Who trade in floating Ships. 2 At thy Command the Winds arise,
And swell the tow'ring Waves; The Men astonish?d mount the Skies
And sink in gaping Graves. 3 Again they climb the wat’ry Hills,
And plunge in Deeps again ; Each like a tott'ring Drunkard reels,
And finds his Courage vaina,
They pant with flutt?ring Breath,
Expect immediate Death.
He hears the loud Request,
And lays the Floods to reft,
And see the Storm allay'd ::
There let their Vows be paid.
Let thoughtless Mortals know
And all the Winds that blow.
The Goodness of the Lord !,
God's Dominion over the Sea.
Makes all the roaring Waves rejoice!
Can, sink them filent.in the Sand. 2 If but a Moses wave thy Rod,
The Sea divides, and owns its God;
3 The scaly Flocks amidst the Sea
To thee, their Lord, a Tribute pay;
Leaps up, and means a Praise to God. 4 [The larger Monsters of the Deep
On thy Commands Attendance keep;
And cleave along their foaming Way. 5
If God his Voice of Tempest rears,
And spouts the Ocean to the Sky.] 6 How is thy glorious Pow'r ador'd
Amidst these wat’ry Nations, Lord!
Thoughtless forget their Maker's Praise. 7 Oh, for some Signal of thine Hand,
That Pow'r which form d both Sea and Land !
Praise to God for his wonderful Works.
The various Wonders of the Lord ;:
Tribes the Earth around.. 2 Let the high Heav'ns your Songs invite,
Those spacious Fields of brilliant Light;
And Stars that glow from Pole to Pole. 3 Sing Earth in verdant Robes array'd,
Its Herbs and Flow'rs, its Fruit and Shade;,
Fishes and Fowl, and Beasts and Worms.. 4. View the broad Sea's majestic Plains,
And think how wide its Maker reigns ;.
Thro' all your
5 Ye Sons of Men, with Joy record.
The various Wonders of the Lord ;
PSALM CVII. Seventh Version. ADDISON.. The Traveller's Pfalm, or preserving Goodness acknowledgede store 1 OW are thy Servants blest, O Lord !
sure is their Defence! Eternal Wisdom is their Guide,
Their Help Omnipotence.
Supported by thy Care ;
And breath'd in tainted Air.
Made ev'ry Region please ;
And smooth'd the boift'rous Seas. 4 Think, O my Soul, devoutly think,
How with affrighted Eyes,
In all its Horrors rise!
And Fear in ev'ry Heart ;
O’ercame the Pilot's Art.
Thy Mercy set me free;
My Soul took Hold on thee.
High on the broken Wave;
Nor impotent to save.
Obedient to thy Will;
At thy Command was Aill.