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5 Their impious tongues blasphenje
The everlasting God:
And spreads their lies abroad. 6 But, I with flowing tears,
Indulg'd my doubts to rise ; * “ Is there a God that sees or hears
“The things below the skies P”] 7 The tumults of my thought Held me in hard
suspense, Till to thy house ny feet were brought,
To learn thy justice thence.
Did my mistakes amend;
But here I learnt their end. 9 On what a slippery steep
The thoughtless wretches go
That waits their fall below! 10 Lord, at thy feet I bow,
My thoughts no more repine ;
PSALM 74.--C. M. 1*7
His wrath forever smoke
His little chosen flock?
With their Redeemer's blood;
WILL God forever cast as off?
Nor let thy Zion be forgot,
Where once thy glory stood.
Aloud our ruin calls ;
Is made within thy walls.
Thy foes profanely roar;
Sad tokens of their power.
They tear thy building down;
Procures the chief renown.
Thy children in their nest; “Come let us burn at once," they cry,
“ 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Thy presence is withdrawn;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?
Thipe holy name profan'd?
And still thy jealonsy forbear,
And still withbold thine hand ? 11 What strange deliverance bast 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 get 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 rest.
PSALM 75.-L. M. (*) Power and government from God alone. 1 ,
To thee we bring our thankful praise ; "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,
“ And saye the remnant of thy race.” 4 Let haughty sinners sink their pride,
Nor lift so bigh their scornful head;
And own the “empire" God hath made. 5 Such honours never come by chance,
Nor do the wads 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 known. 7 [His hand holds out the dreadful cup
Of vengeance, mix'd with various plagues,
Wring out, and taste tåe bitter dregs. 8 Nor shall the Lord exalt the just:
And while he tramples on the proud,
? old known ;
PSALM 76 C. M. [*] Israel saved, and the Assyrians destroyed ; or,
God's vengeance against his enemies proceeds from his church. 1 IN
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 breathi
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. [lighet, 8 When God, in his own sovereign ways,
Comes down to save th' oppressid