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8 Thon doft my friends from me eftrange, And mak'ft me odious,

Rlc to them odious, far they change, Jj

And I here pent up thus.

9 Through forrow, and affliition great, Mine eyes grow dim and dead,

Lord, all the day I ihce.rntreat,

My hands to thee I spread. 40

10 Wilt thou do wonders on the dead,
Shall the deceas'd arife. . -

And praife thee from their loatbfome bed
With pale and hollow eyes?

11 Shall they thy loving kindnefs tell 45 On whom.the grave hath hold.

Or they who in perdition dwell,

Thy faithfnlnefs unfold?
II In daiknefs can thy mighty hand

Or wondrous atls be known, 59

Thy juftice in tile gloomy land

Of dink oblivion?

13 But,L to thee, O Lord, do try, -, Ere yet my Hfc be fpent,

And up to thee my pray'r doth hie Si

Each morn, and thee prevent.

14 Why writ thou, Lord, my foul forfake, And hide thy face from me?

15 That am already bruis'd, and f fhake

With terror fent from thee '. 6*

t Heb. Prt cor2tuffmn.

Bruis'd, and afHifted, and/9 low

As ready to expire,
While I thy terrors undergo

Aflonifh'd with thine ire. 16 Thy fierce wrath over me doth flow, 45

Thy threatnings cut me through:

17 All day they round about me go, . Like waves they me purfue.

18 Lover and friend thou haft remov'd,

And fever'd from me far: 70

Theyyiy me now whom I have lov'd,
And as in darknefs are.

A Parafbrafe on Pfalm cxiv.

This and the following l'falm were done by the Author at fifteen years old.

When the bleft feed of Terah's faithful fon
After long toil their liberty had won,
And part from Pharian fields to Caanan land,
Led by the ftrength of the Almighty's hand,
Jehovah's wonders were in Ifrael fhown, 5

Bis praife and glory was in Ifrael known.
That faw the troubled fea, and fhivering fled,
And fought to hide his froth-becurled head
Low in the earth; Jordan's clear ftreams recoil,
As a faint hoft that hath receiv'd the foil. 10

'file high, huge-bellied mountains fkip like rams
Amongft their ews, .the little hills like lambs.

•Why fled the ocean ? and why fltipt the mountains?
Why turned Jordan tow'ard his cry ftal fountains?
Shake Earth, and at the prefence be aghaft 15

Of him that ever was, and ay fhall la ft,
That glafly floods from nigged rocks can crufh,
And make foft rills from fiery flint-ftones gufh.

. ffiim. Cixxvi.

Let Us with a gladfome mind
Praifc the Lord for he is kind,

For his mercies ay endure,

-Ever faithful, ever Aire. Let us blaze his name-abroad, j

For of gods he is the God.

For his, &c.
O let us his praifes tell,
Who doth the wrathful tyrants quell. 10

For his, ire.
Who with his miracles doth make
Amazed Heav'n and Earth to fhake.

For his, ire. 15

Who by his wifdom did create
The painted Heav'ns Co full of flate.

For his, ire.
Who did the fold earth ordain 3}

To rife above the watry plain..

For Ins, ire.

Vihmc IV. *

Who by bis all-commanding might 25

Did fill the new-made world with light.

For his, ire. And cans'd the golden-trefled fun, All the day long his courfe to run. 30

For his, ire. .

The horned moon to fhine by night,
Amongft her fpangled filters bright.

For his, ire. 3J

He with his thunder-clafping hand
Smote the firft-born of Egypt land.

For his, ire. 40

And in defpite of Pharao fell,
He brought from thence his Ifrael.

For his, ire.
The ruddy waves he cleft in twain 45

Of the Erythratan main.
. For his, ire

The floods flood ftill like walls of glafe,
While the Hebrew bands did pafs. JO

For his, ire.
But full foon they did devour
The tawny king with all his power.

For his, ire. 55

His chofen people he did blefs in the wafleful wildcrnefs.

For his, ire. 60

In bloody battel he brought down
Kings of prowefs and renown.

For his, &e.
He foil'd bold Seon and his holf, 65

That rul'd the the Amorrean coaft.

For his, &c.
And large-limb'd Og he did fubdue,
With all hisover-haidy crew. 70

For his, ire.
And to his fervant Ifrael
He gave their land therein to dwell.

For his, ire. J5

He hath with a piteous eye
Beheld us in oui mifery.

For his, &c, 80

And freed us from the flavery
Of the invading enemy.

For his, ire.
All living creatures he doth feed, S5

And with full hand fupplies their need.

For his, ire.
I>et us therefore warble forth
His mighty majefty and worth. 90

For his, ire.
That his manflon hath on high
Above the reach of mortal eye.

For his mercies ay endure, 95

Ever faithful, ever fure.

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