« הקודםהמשך »
3 Happy the man, whose hopes rely On Israel's God: he made the sky,
And earth and seas with all their train : His truth forever stands secure : He saves th’oppress’d, he feeds the poor ;
And none shall find bis promise vain. The Lord hath eyes to give the blind; The Lord supports the sinking mind ;
He sends the lab'ring conscience peace, He helps the stranger in distress, The widow and the fatherless,
And grants the pris'ner sweet release 5 He loves his saints, he knows them well, But turns the wicked down to beli:
Thy God, o Zion, ever reigns, Let every tongue, let every age, In this exalted work engage:
Praise bitu in everlasting strains. 6 I'll praise him while he lends me breath, And when my voice is lost in death,
Praise shall employ my nobler powers. My days of praise shall ne'er be past, While life, and thought, and being last,
Or immortality endures. PSALM 147.--1st Part. L. M. [*] The Divine Nature, Providence and Grace.
AISE ye the Lord : 'tis good to raise
His nature and his works invite
To make this duty our delight. 2 The Lord builds up Jerusalem,
And gathers nations to his name
8 He form'd the stars, those heavenly flames;
He counts their numbers, calls their names; His wisdoin's vast, and knows no bound,
A deep where all our thoughts are drown'd. 4 Great is our Lord, and great his might;
And all his glories infinite :
5 Sing to the Lord, exalt him high,
Who spreads his clouds all round the skyting There he prepares the fruitful rain,
Nor lets the drops descend in vain. 6 He makes the grass the bills adorn,
And clothes the smiling fields with corne The beasts with food his hands supply,
And the young ravens when they cry. 7 What is the creature's skill or force ?
The sprightly man, the warlike horse,
PSALM 147.20 Part. L. M. [*]
Summer and winter. ET Zion praise the mighty God, " For sweet the joy, our songs to raise,
And glorious is the work of praise."
Our children are secure and blest;
And adds his blessings to their meat. 3 The changing seasons he ordains,
The early and the latter rains :
And thus the springing corn defends.
His hail descends with clattering sound:
That dares defy his dreadful cold P 5 He bids the southern breezes blow:
The ice dissolves, the waters flow :
But he hath nobler works and ways
His gospel through the nation known :
PSALM 147.-C. M. [*] Ver. 7-9, 18—18. The seasons of the year. 1 ITH songs and honours sounding
Over the heavens he spreads his cloud,
And waters veil the sky.
To cheer the plains below;
And corn in vallies grow.
He beaps the rayens sry;
But man, who tastes bis finest wheat,
Should raise his bonours high.
Of the declining year ;
And wintry days appear
Descend and clothe the ground: The liquid streams forbear to flow,
In icy fel.ers hound.
He pours the rattling hail,
Shall find his courage fail.
The fields no longer mourn ;
And bids the spring return.
Obey his mighty word:
Praise ye the sovereign Lord.
PSALM 148.-P. M. [*]
Praise to God from all ereutures. 1 E tribes of Adam, join
With heaven, and earth, and seas,
To your Creator's praise.
Thou sum, with dazzling rays,
Shine to your Maker's praise,
With stars of twinkling light.
In empty air. 3 The shining worlds above
In glorious order stand,
By his supreme command.
In unknown ages pa:t:
· While time and nature last. In different ways
His wondrous name, His works proclaim And speak his praise.
And monsters of the deep,
Or in their bosom sleep;
Praise ye tha’ Almighty Lord,
To execute his word.
His hand divine. 7 Ye mountains near the skies,
With lofty cedars there,
Anelis Maker's power
That fruit in plenty bear