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Lord, all the day I thee intreat,

My hands to thee I spread.
10 Wilt thou do wonders on the dead,

Shall the deceas'd arise,
And praise thee from their loathsome bed,

With pale and bollow eyes?
11 Shall they thy loving-kindnefs tell,

On whom the Grave batb bold; Or they, who in perdition dwell,

Thy faithfulness unfold ? 12 In darkness can thy mighty hand

Or wondrous acts be known, Thy justice in the gloomy land

Of dark oblivion ?
13 But I to thee, O Lord, do cry,

Ere yet my life be spent ;
And up to thee my prayer dotb bie

Each morn, and thee prevent.
14 Why wilt thou, Lord, my Soul forsake,

And hide thy face from me, 15 That am already bruis'd, and † fhake

With terror sent from thee? + Heb. Pre concuffionem Bruis'd, and afflicted, and fo low,

As ready to expire,
While I thy terrors undergo,

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

Thy threatnings cut me through: 27 All day they round about me go,

Like waves they, me pursue,

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18 Lover and friend thou haft remoy'd

And sever'd from me far ;
They Aly me now whom I have lov'd,

And as in darkness are.

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A Paraphrase on Psalm 114.
This and the following Psalm were done by

the Author at the Age of fifteen.
Hen the blest Seed of Terab's faithful Son,

After long toil, their liberty had won,
And past from Pharian Fields to Canaan Land,
Led by the strength of the Almighty's hand,
Jebovab's wonders were in Israel shown,
His praise and glory was in Israel known.
That saw the troubled Sea, and shivering Aed,
And fought to hide his froth-becurled head
Low in the earth; Jordan's clear streams recoil,
As a faint Hoft that hath receiv'd the foil:
The high, huge-bellied Mountains skip like Rams
Amongst their Ews, the little Hills like Lambs.
Why Aled the Ocean ? And why skipt the Mountains ?
Why turned Fordan toward his Crystal Fountains ?
Shake, earth, and at the presence be agast
Of him that ever was, and ay shall laft;
That glassy floods from rugged rooks can crush,
And make soft rills from fiery Aint-Stones gush.

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PSA L M 136.

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ET us with a gladlom mind

Praise the Lord for he is kind : For his mercies ay endure, . Ever faithful, ever sure.

Let us blaze his Name abroad,
For of gods he is the God :

For his, &c.

O let us his praises tell,
Who doth the wrathful Tyrants quell :

For his, &c.

Who with his miracles doth make
Amazed Heav'n and Earth to thake :

For his, & c.

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Who by his wisdom did create
The painted Heav'ns so full of state:
: For his, &c.

Who did the solid Earth ordain
To rise above the watry plain:

For his, &c.

Who

Who by his all-commanding might,
Did fill the new-made world with light:

For his, &c.

And caus'd the golden-treffed Sun,
All the day long his course to run:

For his, &c.

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The horned Moon to shine by night,
Amongst her spangled fisters bright :

For his, &c.

He with his thunder-clasping hand,
Smote the first-born of Egypt's Land:

For his, & C.

And in defpight of Pharao fell,
He brought from thence his Ifrael:

For his, &c.

The ruddy waves he cleft in twain
Of the Erytbrean main:

For his, &C.

The floods stood ftill like walls of Glass,
While the Hebrew Bands did pass :

For his, &c.

But full soon they did devour
The Tawny King with all his pow'r:
For his, &c.

His chosen people he did bless
In the wasteful Wilderness :

For his, &c.

In bloody battle he brought down
Kings of prowess and renown :

For his, &C.

He foil'd bold Sibon and bis hoft,
That rui'd the Amorrean coast:

For his, &c.

And large-limb'd Og he did subdue,
With all his over-hardy crew :

For his, &c.

And to his servant Israel
He gave their Land therein to dwell :

For his, &C.

He hath with a piteous eye
Beheld us in our misery :

For his, &c.

And freed us from the Navery
Of the invading enemy :

For his, &C.

All living creatures he doth feed,
And with full hand supplies their need:

For his, &c.

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