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6 They jointly own his powerful sway ;
The beasts that prey or graze ; The bird that wings his airy way ;
The fish that cuts the seas. 70 thou, to whom all creatures bow
Within this earthly frame, Through all the world how great art thou, How glorious is thy name!
From the oth of David. 1 TO celebrate thy praise, /O Lord !
I will my heart prepare,
Thy wondrous works declare.
Exalted pleasures bring;
Triumphant praise I sing.
His righteous throne prepar'd,
To punish or reward.
Against oppressing rage :
In our behalf engage. 5 All those who have his goodness prov'd,
Will in his truth confide;
From the 19th of David. 1 THE heavens declare thy glory, Lord,
Which that alone can fill;
The firmament and stars express
Their great Creator's skill. 2 The dawn of each returning day
Fresh beams of knowledge brings ; From darkest night's successive rounds
Divine instruction springs.
Or region is confin'd;
Alike by all mankind.
Through earth's extent display ; Whose bright contents the circling sun
Does round the world convey. 5 From east to west, from west to east,
His restless course he goes ; And through his progress cheerful light
And vital warmth bestows.
From the 33d of David. 1 LET all the just, to God, with joy,
Their cheerful voices raise:
To sing glad songs of praise.
His works with truth abound ; He justice loves, and all the earth
Is with his goodness crown'd. s By his almighty word, at first,
Heaven's glorious arch was rear'd ; And all the beaut’ous hosts of light
At his command appear'd. 4 The swelling floods, together roll’d,
He makes in heaps to lie ;
And lays, as in a storehouse, safe,
The wat’ry treasures by. 5 Let earth, and all that dwell therein,
Before him, trembling, stand ; For when he spake the word, 'twas made;
'Twas fix'd at his command.
Shall stand forever sure :
The 93d of David. 1 WITH glory clad, with strength array'd,
The Lord, that o'er all nature reigns,
And the vast fabrick still sustains. % How surely 'stablish'd is thy throne ?
Which will no change or period see ;
Art Gód from all eternity.
And toss the troubled waves on high ;
And make the angry sea comply. d Thy promise, Lord, is ever sure :
And they that in thy house would dwell, That happy station to secure,
Must still in holiness excel.
From the 95th of David. 10 COME, loud anthems let us sing;
Loud thanks to our Almighty King :
For we our voices high should raise,
When our salvation's Rock we praise. 2 Into his presence let us haste,
To thank him for his favours past :
The praise that to his name belongs.
Is, with anrivaľd glory, great ;
Her seeret wealth at his command ;
Subjected to his empire lies.
By the same sov'reign right, is his ; "Tis mov'd by his almighty hand,
Who form’d and fix'd the solid land. 6 O let us to his courts repair,
And bow with adoration there ;
The 100th of David. 1 WITH one oon sent, let all the earth
To God their cheerful voices raise, Glad homage pay, with awful mirth,
And sing before him songs of praise. 2 Convinc'd that he is God alone,
From whom both we and all proceed ; We, whom he chooses for his own,
The flock which he vouchsafes to feed. 3 enter then his temple gate,
Thence to his courts devoutly press ;
And still your grateful hymns repeat,
And still his name with praises bless.
His mercy is forever sure ;
From the 104th of David. 1 BLESS God, my soul! Thou, Lord alone,
Possessest empire without bounds ;
Eternal majesty surrounds.
And glory for a garment take ;
Thy canopy of state to make.
His palace chambers in the skies ;
The swift-wing'd steeds with which he flies. o As bright as flame, as swift as wind,
His ministers heav'n's palace fill, To have their sundry tasks assign'd;
All proud to serve their sov'reign's will. 5 Earth on her centre fix'd he set,
Her face with water overspread ; Nor proudest mountains dar'd, as yet
To lift above the waves their head. 6 But when thy awful face appear'd,
Th’insulting waves dispers'd ; they fled, When once thy thunder's voice they heard,
And by their haste confess'd their dread. Thence up by secret tracks they creep,
And, gushing from the mountains side, Through vallies travel to the deep
Appointed to receive their tiele.