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(Who can with sacred Transport say,
He built and fill’d their spacious Frame;
His stedfast Truth unchanging shines.
Beneath the proud Oppressor's Scorn ;
And breaks the wretched Captive's Chains.
His Touch restores the Joys of Light;
He loves the Humble and Sincere.
Divine Protection is their Home;
And dries the weeping Orphan's Tears..
Who hate his Laws, and scorn his Grace;
And all their Hopes in Ruin end.
And Age to Age his Glory fing;
PSALM CXLVI. Sixth Version. DODDRIDOE.
of my Life, throall Days
G My graceful
Power's shall found thy Praile;
The Song Thall wake with op'ning Light,
And warble to the filent Night.
Thy tuneful Praises rais'd on high
Joy thro' my swimming Eyes shall break,
And mean the Thanks I cannot speak. kap But O! when that last Conflict's o'er,
And I am chain'd to Flesh no more,
To join the Music of the Skies! 5
Soon shall I learn th' exalted Strains 7
Which echo o'er the heav'nly Plains ;
And emulate, with Joy unknown,
To thee, of Good th' unfailing Spring;
A Song of Praise.
How bright thy Bounties are !
Thy Goodness to declare.
What sweeter Mercy smiles,
To thee my Thanks Thall rise,
Or Ev'ning veils the Skies.
Thy Praise shall tune my Breath ;
Shall gild the Shades of Death.
When freed from feeble Clay,
In one eternal Day!
6 Not Seraphs, who resound thy Name
Through yon etherial Plains,
Or raise sublimer Strains.
PSALM CXLVI. Eighth Version. Rowe.
And let the glorious Theme my Soul inspire:
With heav'nly Rapture thall my Soul inflame.
And glad the Air, and reach th' approving Skies;
Shall fill my Breast, and dwell upon my Tongue.
On Strength of Rocks, the threat'ning Winds defies;
Nor Earth, nor Hell, my Confidence can blaft.
And on the Flatt’ries of the Great depend;
And lay their boasted Confidence in Duit..
Before the op'ning Morning take their Fight ;
And vain Designs, the laughing Skies deride.
To whom the mighty God Protection gives,
And gave the Springs, that swell the Ocean, Birth;
Rez No Breach of Faithfulness his Honor stains,
0 With Day and Night his Word unchang’d remains :
an 8 On human Woes he looks with pitying Eyes, To help th' oppress’d, and answer all their Cries;
190 His Throne from Changes stands for ever free, And his Dominion shall no Period fee.
PSALM CXLVII. First Version. Merrick.
Bless Jehovah : Sweet the Joy,
When Taks like this the Voice employ; To him our higheit Thanks belong,
And Praise fits comely on our Tongue.
And Ifrael's exild Sons recalls;
And binds its Wounds, and soothes its Grief; 3 Assigns the starry Flock their Names,
(As, scatter'd wide, their vivid Flames Adorn the bright ethereal Plain)
And numbers with his Eye their Train. 4 Great is our God: beyond all Bound
His Pow'r, beyond all Search is found
With sure Success their Aid shall seek ; 5 That Arm, whose unresisted Stroke
On each who dares his Pow'r provoke,
And level to the Duft their Pride.
Exalt the Name of Jacob's Lord,
On Earth the genial Moisture pours ; 7 Bids the
Herb its Mantle spread, Luxuriant, o'er the Mountain's Head : With lib’ral Care th' unconscious Beast
Sustains, and stills the Raven's Nest,
Request from him their wonted Food.
PAUSE. 90 Solyma, his lov'd Abode,
Him praise, unceasing! Bless thy God,
10 Whofe Word, from Heav'n in fwift Career
Corvey'd, fuggefts to Nature's Ear
And gives her ev'ry Act its Aim.
Falls silent on the Ground below;
Lies sprinkled Earth’s wide Surface o'er:
While Man its Rigors shuns to bear,
His Hand the gliding Stream detains,
With liquid Lapse its Course maintain.
Whose Precepts Ifrael's Love invite,
His Life-directing Truths convey.
The Dictates of his Will has known?
And bless the Majesty divine;
ITH Songs and Honors founding loud
Address the Lord on high:
And Waters veil the Sky.
To chear the Plains below;