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3 'Tis like refreshịng dew, which does

on Hermon's top distil; Or like the early drops that fall

on Sion's fruitful hill. 4 For Sion is the chosen seat,

where the Almighty King The promis'd blessing has ordain'd, and life's eternal spring.

PSALM CXXXIV. 1 LESS God, ye servants, that attend

upon his solemn state, That in his temple, night by night,

with humble rev'rence wait: 2, 3 Within his house lift up your hands,

and bless his holy name: From Sion bless thy Israel, Lord, who earth and heaven didst frame.

PSALM CXXXV. 1 PRAISE the Lord, with one consent, 0

and magnify his name; Let all the servants of the Lord

his worthy praise proclaim. 2 Praise him all ye that in his house

attend with constant care ; With those that to his outmost courts

with humble zeal repair. 3 For this our truest intrest is,

glad hymns of praise to sing; And with loud songs to bless his name,

a most delightful thing. 4 For God his own peculiar choice

the sons of Jacob makes; And Israel's offspring for his own

mnost valu'd treasure takes. 5 That God is great, we often have

by glad experience found; And seen how he, with wondrous power,

above all gods is crown'd. 6 For he, with unresisted strength,

performs his sov’reign will, In heaven and earth, and wat'ry stores

that earth's deep caverns fill. 7 He raises vapours from the ground,

which, pois'd in liquid air, Fall down at last in showers, through which

his dreadful lightnings glare. 8 He from his store-house brings the winds ;

and he, with vengeful hand, The first-born slew of man and beast, through Egypt's mourning land.

9 He dreadful signs and wonders show'd,

through stubborn Egypt's coasts; Nor Pharaoh could his plagues escape,

nor all his num'rous hosts. 10, 11 'Twas he that various nations smote,

and mighty kings suppress'd; Sihon and Og, and all besides,

who Canaan's land possess'd. 12, 13 Their land upon his chosen race

he firmly did entail; For which his fame shall always last,

his praise shall never fail. 14 For God shall soon his people's cause

with pitying eyes survey ; . Repent him of his wrath, and turn

his kindled rage away. 15 Those idols whose false worship spreads

o'er all the heathen lands, Are made of silver and of gold,

the work of human hands. 16, 17 They move not their fictitious tongues

nor see with polish'd eyes; Their counterfeited ears are deaf,

no breath their mouth supplies. 18. As senseless as themselves are they

that all their skill apply To make them, or in dangʻrous times

on them for aid rely. 19 Their just returns of thanks to God

let grateful Israel pay; Nor let the priests of Aaron's race

to bless the Lord delay. 20 Their sense of his unbounded love

let Levi's house express; And let all those who fear the Lord,

his name for ever bless. 21 Let all with thanks his wondrous works

in Sion's courts proclaim; Let them in Salem, where he dwells,

exalt his holy name.

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2, 3 To him, whose wondrous power

all other gods obey, Whom earthly kings adore, this grateful homage pay:

For God, &c. 4, 5 By his Almighty hand

.amazing works are wrought; . The heavens by his command were to perfection brought:

For God, &c. 6 He spread the ocean round

about the spacious land; And made the rising ground above the waters stand:

For God, &c. 7, 8, 9 Through heaven he did display

his num'rous hosts of light;
The sun to rule by day,
the moon and stars by night:

For God, &c. 10, 11, 12 He struck the first-born dead

of Egypt's stubborn land; And thence his people led with his resistless hand :

For God, &c.
13, 14 By him the raging sea,

as if in pieces rent,
Disclos'd a middle way,
through which his people went:

For God, &c.
15 Where soon he overthrew

proud Pharaoh and his host,
Who, daring to pursue,
were in the billows lost:

For God, &c. 16, 17, 18 Through deserts vast and wild

he led the chosen seed:
And famous princes foild,
and made great monarchs bleed:

For God, &c.
19, 20 Sihon, whose potent hand

great Ammon's sceptre sway'd; And Og, whose stern command rich Bashan's land obey'd :

For God, &c. 21, 22 And, of his wondrous grace,

their lands whom he destroy'd, He gave to Israel's race, to be by them enjoy’d:

For God, &c. 23, 24 He, in our depth of woes, on us with favour thought,

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And from our cruel foes
in peace and safety brought:

For God, &c.
25, 26 He does the food supply,

on which all creatures live: To God, who reigns on high, eternal praises give:

For God will prove
Our constant friend,
His boundless love
Shall never end.

PSALM CXXXVII.
1 THEN we, our weary limbs to rest,

sat down by proud Euphrates' stream, We wept, with doleful thoughts opprest,

and Sion was our mournful theme. 2 Our harps, that when with joy we sung,

were wont their tuneful parts to bear, With silent strings neglected hung

on willow trees that wither'd there. 3 Meanwhile our foes, who all conspir'd

to triumph in our slavish wrongs, Music and mirth of us requir'd,

“ Come, sing us one of Sion's songs.” 4 How shall we tune our voice to sing,

or touch our harps with skilful hands? Shall hymns of joy to God, our King,

be sung by slaves in foreign lands? 5 O Salem, our once happy seat!

when I of thee forgetful prove, Let then my trembling hand forget

the speaking strings with art to move! 6 If I to mention thee forbear,

eternal silence seize my tongue; Or if I sing one cheerful air,

till thy deliv'rance is my song.
7 Remember, Lord, how Edom's race,

in thy own city's fatal day,
Cry'd out, “Her stately walls deface,

and with the ground quite level lay." 8 Proud Babel's daughter, doom'd to be

of grief and woe the wretched prey; Bless d is the man who shall to thee

the wrongs thou laid'st on us repay. 9 Thrice bless'd, who with just rage possest,

and deaf to all the parents' moans,
Shall snatch thy infants from the breast,
and dash their heads.against the stones.

PSALM CXXXVIII.
WITH my whole heart, my God and King,

thy praise I will proclaim;

Before the gods with joy I'll sing,

and bless thy holy name. 2 I'll worship at thy sacred seat,

and, with thy love inspir’d, The praises of thy truth repeat,

o'er all thy works admir'd. 3 Thou graciously inclin'dst thine ear,

when I to thee did cry; And, when my soul was press'd with fear,

didst inward strength supply. 4 Therefore shall every earthly prince

thy name with praise pursue, Whom these admir'd events convince

that all thy works are true. 5 They all thy wondrous ways, O Lord,

with cheerful songs shall bless; And all thy glorious acts record,

thy awful power confess. 6 For God, although enthron'd on high,

does thence the poor respect; The proud far off his scornful eye

beholds with just neglect. 7 Though I with troubles am oppressid,

he shall my foes disarm, Relieve my soul when most distress'd,

and keep me safe from harm. 8 The Lord, whose mercies ever last,

shall fix my happy state;
And, mindful of his favours past,
shall his own work complete.

PSALM CXXXIX.
HOU,Lord, by strictest search hast known

My rising up and lying down;
My secret thoughts are known to thee,

Known long before conceiv'd by me. 3 Thine eye my bed and path surveys,

My public haunts and private ways; 4 Thou know'st what 'tis my lips would vent,

My yet unutter'd words' intent. 5 Surrounded by thy power I stand li

On every side I find thy hand: 6 O skill for human reach too high!

Too dazzling bright for mortal eye! 7 O could I so perfidious be,

To think of once deserting thee,
Where, Lord, could I thy influence shun?

Or whither from thy presence run? 8 If up to heaven I take my flight,

"Tis there thou dwell'st, enthron'd in light;
If down to hell's infernal plains,
"Tis there Almighty vengeance reigns. ,

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