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Nor let thy Zion be forgot,
Where once thy glory stood.
Aloud our ruin calls;
Is made within thy walls. 4 Where once thy churches pray'd and sang,
Thy foes profanely roar;
Sad tokens of their power.
They tear thy building down;
Procures the chief renown.
Thy children in their nest;
“ The temple and the priest.”
Thy presence is withdrawn;
Thy power and grace are gone.
But all the seers mourn ;
The time of thy return.
9 How long, eternal God! how long
Shall men of pride blaspheme?
And bear immortal shame?
Thine holy name profan'd ?
And still thy jealousy forbear,
And still withbold thine hand ? 11 What strange deliverance hast thou In ages long before!
[shown And now no other God we own,
No other God adore.
By thy resistless might,
And then secure their flight.
The darkness and the day?
And mark the sun his way ? 14 Hath not thy power form'd every coast,
And set the earth its bounds,
In their perpetual rounds ?
That sacred power blaspheme ?
Avenge thine injured name? 16 Think on the cov'nant thou hast made,
And all thy words of love:
And vex thy mourning dove.
And make our hopes their jest:
And give thy children reste
PSALM 75.-L. M. [*] Power and government from God alone. 10 thee, most holy, and most high,
Thy works declare thy name is nigh, Thy works of wonder and of grace. " To slavery doom'd, thy chosen sons “ Beheld their foes triumphant rise ; “ And, sore oppress'd by earthly thrones,
“ They sought the Sovereign of the skies. 8 “'Twas then, great God, with equal power,
" Arose thy vengeance and thy grace, "To scourge their legions from the shore,
“ And saye the remnant of thy race." 4 Let haughty sinners sink their pride,
Nor lift so high their scornful head;
And own the “ empire” God hath made. 5 Such honours never come by chance,
Nor do the wds promotion blow;
'Tis God that lays another low. 6 No vain pretence to royal birth
Shall fix a tyrant on the throne ;.
Will rise and make his justice knowo. 7 [His hand holds out the dreadful cup
Of vengeance, mix'd with various plagues,
Wring out, and taste tie bitter dregs. 8 Nor shall the Lord exalt the just:
And while he tramples on the proud,
PSALM 76. C. M. [*] Israel saved, and the Assyrians destroyed; of,
God's vengeance against his enemies proceeds from his church.
His name in Israel great ;
And Zion was his seat.
His dwelling there he chose ;
Against their haughty foes.
And broke the threat ning spear,
And crusb'd th' Assyrian war.
But mighty hills of prey ?
Is glorious more than they. 5 'Twas Zion's King that stopp'd the breath
Of captains and their bands :
And never found their hands. 6 At thy rebuke, O Jacob's God,
Both horse and chariot fell!
Thy vengeance, who can tell ! 7 What power can stand before thy sight,
When once thy wrath appears
The earth lies still and foars. flight, 8 When God, in his own sovereign ways,
Comes down to save th' oppress'd
The wrath of man shall work his praise,
And he'll restrain the rest.
Ye princes, fear his frown:
And cut an army down.
Our haughty foes shall feel:
But dwells in Zion still.]
PSALM 77.-1st Part. C. M. [b] Melancholy assaulting, and hope prevailing. · TO voice,
I sought his gracious ear,
And fill'd my heart with fear. % Sad were my days, and dark my nights,
My soul refus'd relief;
But thoughts increas'd my grief.
My heart began to break :
And kept my eyes awake.
Till I could speak no more;
And call'd thy judgments o'er.
When I beheld thy face ;
T'hat might withbold tby grace.