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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
But still the vast unfathom'd main,
These various troops of sea and land
Thou for a moment hid'st thy face,
O RENDER thanks, and bless the Lord';
Acquaint the nations with his deeds,
5 The wonders that his hands have wrought
Keep thankfully in mind;
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,
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;
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;
Whilst earth's enliven'd dust below
He sent them batt'ring hail for rain,
He smote their vines, and forest plants,
He spake the word, and locusts came,
From fields to villages and towns,
Egypt rejoic'd in hopes to find .
They long'd for flesh; with ev'ning quails
For still he did on Abra’m's faith
He brought his people forth with joy,
Quite rooting out their heathen foes