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I SAY ye, the LORD shall not regard,
Shall not your sins discern? Take heed, ye foolish and unwise;
When will ye wisdom learn?
Or blind, who framed the eye?
Who his known will defy?
To him their thoughts lie bare; His eye surveys them all, and sees
How vain their counsels are.
| Bless'p is the man whom thou, O LORD,
In kindness dost chastise,
Dost lovingly advise.
In seasons of distress :
That stubbornly transgress.
His favor wholly take;
He will not quite forsake.
In all that thou hast done:
Shall in those paths go on.
But that the LORD was near,
My troubled heart to cheer.
In God, the LORD most high: He is my rock, to which I may
For refuge always fly.
PSALM 174. L. M.
From the xcv. Psalm of David
Loud thanks to our Almighty King;
2 Into his presence let us haste,
To thank him for his favors past;
The praise that to his Name belongs : 3 For God the LORD, enthroned in state,
Is, with unrivall’d glory, great ;
Subjected to his empire lies.
By the same sovereign right is his;
That form'd and fix'd the solid land.
And bow with adoration there;
Before the LORD, our Maker, fall.
His flock and pasture-sheep are we:
From the xcvi. Psalm of David.
Her common patron's praise resound:
Who us has with salvation crown'd: To heathen lands his fame rehearse,
His wonders to the universe.
Above all other deities;
He only rules who made the skies:
Glory and strength his throne surround.
Ascribe due honor to his Name,
Which he, and he alone can claim:
4 Proclaim aloud, Jehovah reigns, Whose power the universe sustains,
And banish'd justice will restore: Let therefore heaven new joys confess, And heavenly mirth let earth express,
Its loud applause the ocean roar, Its mute inhabitants rejoice,
And for this triumph find a voice.
And tuneful harmonies awake:
And to himself its throne to take:
1 JEHOVAH reigns, let all the earth
In his just government rejoice; Let all the lands, with sacred mirth,
In his applause unite their voice, 2 Darkness and clouds of awful shade
His dazzling glory shroud in state; Judgment and righteousness are made
The habitation of his seat, 3 For thou, O God, art seated high,
Above earth's potentates enthroned; Thou, LORD, unrivall’d in the sky,
Supreme by all the gods art own'd. 4 Ye who to serve this LORD aspire,
Abhor what's ill, and truth esteem; He'll keep his servants' souls entire,
And them from wicked hands redeem. 5 For seeds are sown of glorious light,
A future harvest for the just;
To recompense its pious trust.
Memorials of his holiness
And with your thankful tongues confess.
2 The Lord has through th' astonish'd world
Display'd his saving might,
In all the Heathen's sight.
Have ever mindful been;
Of Israel's God have seen,
Their cheerful voices raise, And all with universal joy
Resound their Maker's praise,
Into the concert bring
Before th' Almighty King.
With all that seas contain; The earth and her inhabitants
Join concert with the main.
With joy their homage pay;
Redoubled shouts convey : 8 To welcome down the world's great Judge,
Who does with justice come,
PSALM 78, C. M.
From the xcix. Psalm of David.
The guilty nations quake:
Let earth's foundations shake. 2 On Sion's hill he keeps his court,
His palace makes her towers;
Supreme o’er earthly powers.
His great and dreadful Name;
His holiness proclaim.
Of strength and power take place;
Dispensed to Jacob's race.
Before his footstool fall;
His holiness extol.
1 WITH one consent let all the earth
To God their cheerful voices raise;
And sing before him songs of praise; 2 Convinced that he is God alone,
From whom both we and all proceed; We whom he chooses for his own,
The flock that he vouchsafes to feed. 3 O enter then his temple gate,
Thence to his courts devoutly press; And still your grateful hymns repeat,
And still his Name with praises bless. 4 For he's the LORD, supremely good, .
His mercy is for ever sure;
To endless ages shall endure.
1 WHEN I pour out my soul in prayer,
Do thou, O LORD, attend;
Let my sad cry ascend.
In times of deep distress ; Incline thine ear, and, when I call,
My sorrows soon redress.
Are like an evening shade;
With waning lustre fade.
No length of time shall waste; The mem'ry of thy wondrous works
From age to age shall last.