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3 Within thy circling Pow's I stand;
On ev'ry Side I find thy Hand:
I am surrounded still with God.
What large Extent! what lofty Height!
Is in the boundless Prospect loft.
Where'er I rove, where'er I rest!
PAUSE I. 6 Could I so false, fo faithless
prove, To quit thy Service and thy Love, Where, Lord, could I thy Presence fhun,
Or from thy awful Glory run ? 7 If up to Heav'n I take my Flight,
'Tis there thou dwell'st enthron'd in Light; If down to Hell's dark doleful Plains ;
'Tis there almighty Justice reigns. 8 If mounted on a Morning Ray
I Ay beyond the Western Sea,
And there arrest thy Fugitive.
Beneath the spreading Veil of Night,
Would kindle Darkness into Day.
Where'er I rove, where'er 1 rest!
II. 11 The Veil of Night is no Disguise,
No Screen from thy all-searching Eyes;
: Midnight and Noon in this agree, Great God, they're both alike to thee.
Not Death can hide what God will spy, ou And Hell lies naked to his Eye. mas O may these Thoughts possess my Breast, Where'er I rove, where'er I rest! Nor let
weaker Pallions dare Consent to Sin, for God is there.
PSALM CXXXIX. Third Version. Second Part.
The wonderful Formation of Man.
WAS from thy Hand, my God, I came, 1
A Work of such a curious Frame;
in dark Confusion lay; Thou saw'st the daily Growth they took,
Form'd by the Model of thy Book.
And what thy sov'reign Counsels fram’d,
Maker's Name, God stamp'd his image on my Frame, And to the finish'd Members join'd
A living Soul, a reas’ning Mind.
And all the Passions of the Man :
PSALM CXXXIX. Third Version. Third Part.
The Heart-searching God.
When impious Men transgress thy Will!
2 Does not my Soul detelt and hate
The Works of Malice and Deceit!
Shall ne'er be countenanc'd by me.
Tho' my own Heart accuse me not
I beg the Trial of thine Eyes.
Do I indulge some unknown Sin?
And lead me in thy perfect Way.
God every where.
In vain my Soul wou'd try
The Notice of thine Eye.
My Rifing and my Reft,
And Secrets of my Breaft.
Before they're form'd within ;
He knows the Sense I mean.
Where can a Creature hide ? Within thy circling Arms I lie,
Beset on ev'ry Side.
P AU SE.
Forgotten and unknown ?
In Heav’n thy glorious Throne.
- Should I suppress my vital Breath
To 'scape the Hand divine,
And make the Grave resign.
I fly beyond the West,
Would soon betray my Reft. 9 If o'er my Sins. I think to draw
The Curtains of the Night,
Would turn the.Shades to Light.
Are both alike to thee:
From which I cannot flee!
PSALM CXXXIX. Fourth Verfion. Second Part. God's Wisdom and Goodness in the Formation of Man,
HEN I with pleasing Wonder stand,
And all my Frame survey,
Thus built my humble Clay.
Where unborn Nature grew,
And all my Members drew.
The Growth of ev'ry Part;
Was copy'd by thy' Art.
Shew me thy wond'rous Skill;
Diviner Wonders ftill.
My Flesh proclaims thy Praise ;
1 PSALM CXXXIX. Fourth Verfion. Third Part 1
God's Mercies innumerable.
i 2 My Flesh with Fear and Wonder stands,
The Product of thy Skill,
Thy Thoughts of Love reveal.
How kind, how dear to me!
1 Still find my Thoughts with thee.
3 PSALM CXXXIX. Fifth Version. Firf Part. DoDDRIDGE
I now intreat thy ftrict Survey.
My Heart some fav'rite Sin conceal,
At once the secret Guile reveal.
To Vice a wretched Slave I lie,
O Lord, be gentle Pity giv'n;
God's numberless Mercies thankfully acknowledged.
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