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To all the list'ning world thy works, A
The thought of them shall to my soul
Whilst to thy name, O thou most high!
All those who have his goodness prov'd,
Whose mercy ne'er forsook the man
Sing praises, therefore, to the Lord,, ~A
From Sion, his abode,
Proclaim his deeds 'till all the world.
WITH heart and mouth, to thee O Lord,
Will I sing laud and praise;
And speak of all thy wondrous works, ~ And them declare always.
I will be glad, and much rejoice
And make my songs extol thy name
Thou hast avenged all my wrong,
Thou dost with justice hear my cause,
SINCE I have plae'd my trust in God,
A refuge always nigh,
Why should I, like a tim'rous bird, A
To distant mountains fly?
The Lord hath both a temple here,
And righteous throne above; Where he surveys the Sons of Men, And how their counsels move.
The righteous Lord will righteous deeds
With signal favour grace;
And to the upright man disclose
The brightness of his face.
How long wilt thou forget me Lord?
How long wilt thou withdraw from me;
How long shall anxious thoughts my soul,
Since I have always plac'd my trust
Beneath thy mercy's wing,
Thy saving health will come, and then
Then shall my song, with praise inspir'd
Who to thy servant in distress
"I SET the Lord before my face,
My spirit, Lord, thou wilt not leave
Nor quit my body to the grave
To see corruption there."
Thus in the name of Christ, the Lord,
The holy David sung,
Of his prophetic tongue.
Jesus, whom every saint adores,
Was crucified and slain;
Behold, the tomb its prey restores,
When shall my feet arise and stand
On heaven's eternal hills?
There sits the Son at God's right-hand, And there the Father smiles.
No change of times shall ever shock
Therefore to celebrate his fame,
My grateful voice to heav'n I'll raise; And nations, strangers to his name,
Shall thus be taught to sing his praise:
"God to his King deliv'rance sends, Shews his anointed signal grace;
His mercy evermore extends.
To David, and his promis'd race."