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26 The trees of Go - w thout the care Or art of man with sap are ted; : The mountain-codar looks as fair As thost in road garatio bred. 17 Safe in the lofty cedar’s arms The waiia’rers of the 2-r may rest; o The hospit-use pot from arms Protects to stork her Pous guest. is Wild goats the crazzy took ascetid, - o Its to oriog brights their fortres, nake, - o Whose cells in labyrinth', extend, * , Where feetler creatures refuge take. n 19 The moon's inconstant aspect shows The appoited seasons of the year; The instructed sun his duty knows, His hours to rise and disappear. 29, 21 Darkness he makes the “arth to shroud When forest beasts securely stray; 2. Young lions roar their wants aloud > To Providence, that sends them pre 22 They range all night, on sl. - prey. -- aughter bent, Till summot,’d by the rising morn, To skulk in dens, with one COs, Sent The conscious r. Vogel 3 return. 23 Forth to the tillage of his soil The husbandman securely goes, Commencing with the sun his toil With him returns to his repo, 24 How various, Lord, thy Works are found : For which, thy wisdom we adore : » The earth is with thy treasu

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But still the vast unfathom'd main,
Of wonders a new scene supplies,
Whose depths inhabitants contain
Of ev'ry form, and ev’ry size.
Full freighted ships from ev’ry port
There cut their unmolested way;
Leviathan, whom there to sport
Thou mad'st, has compass there to play,

These various troops of sea and land
In sense of common want agree;
All wait on thy dispensing hand,
And have their daily alms from theč.
They gather what thy stores disperse,
Without their trouble to provide;
Thou op'st thy hand, the universe,
The craving world, is all supply'd.

Thou for a moment hid'st thy face,
The num’rous ranks of creatures mourn:
Thou tak'st their breath, all nature's race
Forthwith to mother earth return.
Again thou send'st thy spirit forth
To inspire the mass with vital seed;
Nature's restor'd, and parent earth
Smiles on her new-created breed.
Thus through successive ages stands
Firm fix’d thy providential care;
Pleas'd with the work of thy own hands,
Thou dost the waste of time repair.
One look of thine, one wrathful look,
Earth's panting breast with terror fills;
One touch from thee, with clouds of smoke
In darkness shrouds the proudest hills.
In praising God while he prolongs
My breath, I will that breath employ;
And join devotion to my songs,
Sincere, as in him is my joy.
While sinners from earth's face are hurl’d,
My soul, praise thou his holy Name,
Till with my song the list'ning world
Join concert, and his praise proclaim.

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O RENDER thanks, and bless the Lord';
Invoke his sacred name;

Acquaint the nations with his deeds,
His matchless deeds proclaim.
2 Sing to his praise in lofty hymns ;
His wondrous works rehearse ;
Make them the theme of your discourse,
And subject of your verse.
s Rejoice in his Almighty Name,
Alone to be ador'd;
And let their hearts o'erflow with joy
That humbly seek the Lord.
4 Seek ye the Lord, his saving strength
Devoutly still implore;
And, where he's ever present, seek
His face for evermore.

5 The wonders that his hands have wrought

Keep thankfully in mind;
The righteous statutes of his mouth,

And laws to us assign'd.

6 Know ye, his servant Abraham's seed, And Jacob's chosen race;

7 He's still our God, his judgments still Throughout the earth take place.

8 His cov’nant he hath kept in mind

For num’rous ages past,
Which yet for thousand ages more

In equal force shall last.

9 First sign'd by Abra'm, next, by oath To Isaac made secure;

iO To Jacob and his heirs a law,

For ever to endure :

Il That Canaan's land should be their lot, When yet but few they were: 12 But few in number, and those few All friendless strangers there. 13 In pilgrimage, from realm to realm, Securely they remov’d; 14 Whilst proudest monarchs, for their sakes Severely he reprov’d.

15 “ These mine anointed are,” said he;
“Let none my servants wrong;
“Nor treat the poorest prophet ill,
“That does to me belong.”
16 A dearth at last, by his command,
- Did through the land prevail;

Till corn, the chief support of life, Sustaining corn, did fail. 17 But his indulgent providence Had pious Joseph sent, Sold into Egypt, but their death, Who sold him, to prevent. 18 His feet with heavy chains were crush'd, With calumny his fame; 19 Till God’s appointed time and word To his deliv'rance came. 20 The king his sov’reign order sent, And rescu'd him with speed; Whom private malice had confin'd, The people's ruler freed. 21 His court, revenues, realms, were all . Subjected to his will : 22 His greatest princes to controul, And teach his statesmen skill.


23 To Egypt then, invited guests, Half-famish’d Israel came 5 And Jacob held, by royal grant, The fertile soil of Ham. 24 The Almighty there with such increase His people multiply'd, Till with their proud oppressors they In strength and number vy'd. 25 Their vast increase the Egyptians’ hearts With jealous anger fir’d, Till they his servants to destroy By treach’rous arts conspir'd. 26 His servant Moses then he sent, His chosen Aaron too, 27 Empower'd with signs and miracles, •To prove their mission true. 28. He call’d for darkness, darkness came, Nature his summons knew ; 29 Each stream and lake, transform'd to blood} The wand'ring fishes slew. 30 Inputrid floods, throughout the land, The pest of frogs was bred; From noisome fens sent up to croak At Pharoah's board and bed. * He gave the sign, and swarms of flies Came down in cloudy hosts;

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Whilst earth's enliven'd dust below
Bred lice through all their coasts.

He sent them batt'ring hail for rain,
And fire for cooling dew ;

He smote their vines, and forest plants,
And garden's pride o’erthrew.

He spake the word, and locusts came,
And caterpillars join'd ;
They prey'd upon the poor remains
The storm had left behind.
From trees to herbage they descend,
No verdant thing they spare;
But, like the naked fallow field,
Leave all the pastures bare.

From fields to villages and towns,
Commission’d vengeance flew ;
One fatal stroke their eldest hopes
And strength of Egypt slew.
He brought his servant forth, enrich'd
With Egypt's borrow’d wealth;
And, what transcends all treasure else,
Enrich'd with vig'rous health.

Egypt rejoic'd in hopes to find .
Her plagues with them remov di
Taught dearly now to fear worse ills
By those already prov’d.
Their shrouding canopy by day
A journeying cloud was spread;
A fiery pillar all the night
Their desert marches led.

They long'd for flesh; with ev'ning quails
He furnish'd ev'ry tent;
From heav'n's high granary, each morn,
The bread of Angels sent.
He smote the rock, whose flinty breast
Pour'd forth a gushing tide;
Whose flowing stream, where'er they march'd
The desert's drought supply'd,

For still he did on Abra’m's faith
And ancient league reflect;

He brought his people forth with joy,
With triumph his elect.

Quite rooting out their heathen foes
From Canaan's fertile soil,

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