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Proclaim the praises of the LORD,
His mysteries reveal'd of old.
Let future generations own;
And chaunt the works our God hath done. 3 JEHOVAH's pow'r by day, by night,
In works of wonder was display'd;
Their guide throughout the dreary shade. 4 The seas divide at His command,
Rais’d as an heap from their abode;
The waters saw the mighty God.
The streams their parching thirst supplied ; The rivers all their path pursued,
Desarts beheld the flowiog tide.
Distrustful of His faithful word;
Nos fear'd His arm, nor owo'd their LORD. 7 Incens'd, the mighty Soy'reign rose,
The thunders mark'd His high abode :
Who dar’d distrust their mighty God. 8 Rebellious Israel now He spurns,
From Shiloh's tents their God withdraws; Indignant now His anger burns,
And vindicates His sacred Lawe.
9 Mercy still guides His lifted hands,
And Judah’s tribe He calls His owa;
Firm and establishd as His throne.
10 From the sheep-fold, of Jesse's seed,
David He chosen the warlike youth,
And guide with prudence, pow'r, and truth.
PSA L M LXXIX. (L. M.) The Church, persecuted and afflicted, implores parlon, protection, and deliverance. 1 EHOLD, O GOD, on Zion's land,
The heathen troops invading sland;
And trample down Thy hallow'd ground. 2 Return, O God of hosts, return;
How long shall 1 hy just anger burn?
Remove our sins, and grant Thy peace. 3 O God of our salvation, hear;
The heathen teach Thy name to fear;
4 Oh, deign to hear Thy captive's cry,
The contrite pray’r, the pris’ner's sigh;
The Church in captivity, implores help and protection, and prayeth for the advent of Messiah, the true and living Vine.
IVE ear, great Shepherd of the sheep,
Who dost Thine Israel lead;
And raise her drooping head.
Extended wide its root; And spread its boughs through Salem's land,
Laden with richest fruit.
3 Zion now mourns; in dread array,
Surrounding foes annoy ;
Impetuous to destroy.
The Man of Thy right hand;
Glory then fills our land.
Oh, cause Tby face to shine;
Behold and guard this Vind.
Thy mercies to proclaim ;
And ey er praise Thy name.
(P. M. 8, 7.)
Probably designed to be sung at the feast of trumpets, and an exhortation to observe the festivals of the Church. JEHOVAH herein expostulates with his people on account of their mercies and ingratitude.
ISING aloud JEHOVAH's praises,
Sing aloud to God our strength;
2 By the LORD thy God redeemed,
Israel, join the sacred lay;
so long esteemed,
3 Oh, let all the people hearken,
Walking in JEHOVAH's ways;
The Psalmist reminds magistrates, here designated gods, of the presence of JEHOVAH, to whom they are accountable. He prayeth for the manifestation of the righteous kingdom of MESSIAH.
And thus th' Almighty Judge commands; Defend the poor, the fatherless,
The needy and afflicted bless.
Darkness o’erwhelms the guilty land;
Degraded, they as men shall die.
Judge Thou the earth; the right is Thine;
PSA L M LXXXIII.
Zion complains of the rage, malice, and subtilty of her enemies, and prayeth for the manifestation of almighty power. Israel was a figure of the Christian Church, and this Psalm applies to her spiritual adversaries O KEEP not silence, mighty God, ,
Our enemies annoy:
Impatient to destroy.