Psalms, Carefully Suited to the Christian Worship in the United States of America: Being an Improvement of the Old Versions of the Psalms of David

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E. and E. Hosford, 1818 - Bible - 268 pages

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Page 77 - People and realms of every tongue Dwell on His love with sweetest song; And infant voices shall proclaim Their early blessings on His Name. 4 Blessings abound where'er He reigns; The prisoner leaps to lose his chains ; The weary find eternal rest, And all the sons of want are blest.
Page 11 - My faith would lay her hand On that dear head of thine, — 'While like a penitent I stand, And there confess my sin.
Page 77 - JESUS shall reign where'er the sun Does his successive journeys run ; His kingdom stretch from shore to shore, Till moons shall wax and wane no more.
Page 124 - And comes t' exalt his power. 2 Her dust and ruins that remain Are precious in our eyes; Those ruins shall be built again, And all that dust shall rise. 3 The Lord will raise Jerusalem, And stand in glory there; Nations shall bow before his name, And kings attend with fear. 4 He sits a Sovereign on his throne, With pity in his eyes ; He hears the dying prisoners' groan, And sees their sighs arise.
Page 6 - He loves his enemies, and prays For those that curse him to his face ; And doth to all men still the same That he would hope or wish from them.
Page 128 - Our days are as the grass, Or like the morning flower ; If one sharp blast sweep o'er the field, -. It withers in an hour. 6 But thy compassions, Lord, To endless years endure ; And children's children ever find Thy words of promise sure.
Page 8 - With hands well washed in innocence ; But when I stand before thy bar, The blood of Christ is my defence. 4 I love thy habitation, Lord, The temple where thine honors dwell There shall I hear thy holy word, And there thy works of wonder tell.
Page 64 - ... bring ; Thy plenteous fruits make harvest glad, Thy flowers adorn the spring. 3 Seasons and times and moons and hours, Heaven, earth, and air are thine; When clouds distil in fruitful showers, The author is divine. 4 Those wandering cisterns in the sky, Borne by the winds around, With watery treasures well supply The furrows of the ground. 5 The thirsty ridges drink their fill, And ranks of corn appear; Thy ways abound with blessings still, Thy goodness crowns the year.
Page 10 - When men of spite against me join, They are the sword, the hand is thine. 2 Their hope and portion lie below, 'Tis all the happiness they know ; 'Tis all they seek ; they take their shares, And leave the rest among their heirs.

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