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Then shall my Soul! O! gracious God!
(While Angels join the Lay ;) Admitted to the blest Abode,
Its endless Anthems pay.
Thy matchless Love proclaim,
PSALM CXLV. First Version. MERRICK.
Nor cease thy wondrous Acts to sing:
Thy Praises on my Tongue shall live; 2 Great is our God: in vain our Praise
His Excellence in equal Lays
Its Height, its Depth, essays to find. 3 Age to succeeding Age thy Might Shall
speak, thy Works, bleft Lord, recite, My Tongue thy Glory shall proclaim,
The faithful Witness of thy Fame,
Survey the Wonders thou haft wrought,
Thy Greatness shall my thankful Verse
Our Hearts inflame, our Songs improve. 6 Thy Mercies on the Sons of Earth,
On all whom thou hast call'd to Birth,
Thy Mercies, heav'nly Lord, descend.
The Transports of a grateful Heart,
8 Thee good and kind shall Mortals own,
To Anger flow, to Pity prone;
Expectant waits the with'd Supply,
Thy op'ning Hands to each convey.
Thy Pow'r through endless Ages live;
And Mercy o'er thy A&t prelides.
Thee ever gracious, erer near
To thee, thy Servants, Lord, address. 12 The Feet whose Steps to lapse incline
With faithful Care che Arm divine
God's all-supporting Aid fhall know.
CXLV. Second Verfion. TATE:
THEhy endicis Praise proclaim;
HEE I will bless, my God and King,
This Tribute daily I will bring,
And ever bless thy Name.
And highly to be prais'd;
Above our Knowledge rais'd.
Renown’d for mighty Acts, thy Fame
To future Times extends ;
And wond'rous Works express ;
And thy great Pow'r confess.
They shall with Joy proclaim ;
Shall be the constant Theme.
His Pity still supplies ;
His willing Mercy flies.
To all thy Works express’d; These shew thy Praise, while thy great Name
Is by thy Servants bless”dl.
Shall of thy Kingdom speak;
Their lofty Subject make.
Shall stand for ever fait ;
And makes the Proftrate rise;
Who timely Food supplies.
With open Hand he gives; And so fulfils the just Defire
Of ev'ry Thing that lives. 12 How holy is the Lord, how just ! How righteous all his Ways!
How nigh to him, who with firm Trust
For his Adistance prays!
Who him with Fear adore;
When they his Aid implore.
Whom grateful Love employs;
In Justice he destroys.
Shall still advance his Fame,
For ever bless his Name.
PSALM CXLV, Third Version. WATTS.
The Greatness and Goodness of God.
Shall fill the Remnant of my Days ;
Till Death and Glory raise the Song. 2 The Wings of ev'ry Hour shall bear
Some thankful Tribute to thine Ear;
New Works of Duty done for thee.
Thy Bounty flows, an endless Stream;
But dreadful to the stubborn Foe.
And speak thy Majesty divine :
The Sound and Honor of thy Name. 5
Let diftant Times and Nations raise
skur la 5 But who can speak thy wond'rous Deeds ?
Thy Greatness all our Thoughts exceeds;
PSALM CXLV. Fourth Version. First Part. WATTS.
ONG as I live I'll bless thy Name,
My King, my God of Love;
In the bright World above.
Thy Works of Grace repeat.
And while my Lips rejoice,
Shall join their chearful Voice.
And Children learn thy Ways;.
And Nations found thy Praise. 5.Thy glorious Deeds of antient Date
Shall thro' the World be known;
With public Splendor shown.
Thy Saints are rul'd by Love;
Tho' Rocks and Hills remove.
Fourth Version. Second Part.
The Goodness of God.
My God, my heav'nly King;
In Sounds of Glory sing.