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4 He counts the number of the stars ;

He names them ev'ry one. 5 Great is our Lord, and of great pow'r;

His wisdom search can none. 6 The Lord lifts up the meek; and casts

The wicked to the ground. 7 Sing to the Lord, and give him thanks;

On harp hiš praises sound; 8 Who covereth the heav'n with clouds,

Who for the earth below
Prepareth rain, who maketh grass

Upon the mountains grow.
9 He gives the beast his food, he feeds

The ravens young that cry. 10 His pleasure not in horses' strength,

Nor in man's legs, doth lie.
11 But in all those that do him fear

The Lord doth pleasure take;
In those that to his

mercy

do By hope themselves betake. 12 The Lord praise, O Jerusalem ;

Sion, thy God confess: 13 For thy gates' bars he maketh strong;

Thy sons in thee doth bless. 14 He in thy borders maketh peace ;

With fine wheat filleth thee. 15 He sends forth his command on earth,

His word runs speedily. 16 Hoar-frost, like ashes, scatt'reth he;

Like wool he snow doth give: 17 Like morsels casteth forth his ice;

Who in its cold can live?
18 He sendeth forth his mighty word,

And melteth them again;
His wind he makes to blow, and then

The waters flow amain.

19 The doctrine of his holy word

To Jacob he doth show;
His statutes and his judgments he

Gives Israel to know. 20 To

any

nation never he
Such favour did afford;
For they his judgments have not known.

O do ye praise the Lord.

PSALM CXLVIII.

HALLELUJAH.

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All nature's universal choir,
With all your soul, with all your fire,
Come, join us in one grand concert !

We sing to God with joyful heart.
PRAISE God: 'From heavens praise the

In heights praise to him be. [Lord, 2 All ye his angels, praise ye him;

His hosts all, praise him ye. 3 O praise ye him, both sun and moon;

Praise him all stars of light. 4 Ye heav'ns of heav'ns him praise, and floods

Above the heavens' height.
5 Let all the creatures praise the name

Of our almighty Lord:
For he commanded, and they were

Created by his word.
6 He also, for all times to come,

Hath them establish'd sure;
He hath appointed them a law,

Which ever shall endure.
7 Praise ye JEHOVAH from the earth,
Dragons and ev'ry deep:

'ry deep will

8 Fire, hail, snow, vapour, stormy wind,

His word that fully keep.. 9 All hills and mountains, fruitful trees,

And all ye cedar's high; 10 Beasts, and all cattle, creeping things,

And all ye birds that fly. 11 Kings of the earth, all nations,

Princes, earth's judges all : 12 Both young men, yea, and maidens too,

old men, and children small.
13 Let them God's name praise; for his name

Alone is excellent :
His glory reacheth far above

The earth and firmament.
14 His people's horn, the praise of all

His saints, exalteth he;
Ev'n Isr'el's seed, a people near

To him. The Lord praise ye.

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Another of the same. 1 THE Lord of heav'n confess,

On high his glory raise. 2 Him let all angels bless,

Him all his armies praise. 3

Him glorify

Sun, moon, and stars ;

Ye higher spheres,

And cloudy sky.
5 From God your beings are,

Him therefore famous make:
You all created were,

When he the word but spake.. 6 And from that place,

Where fix'd you be

By his decree,
You cannot pass.

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his name,

7 Praise God from earth below,

Ye dragons, and ye deeps : 8 Fire, hail, clouds, wind, and snow,

Whom in command he keeps, : 9 Praise

ye
Hills great and small,

Trees low and tall; 10

Beasts wild and tame All things that creep or fly. 11 Ye kings, ye vulgar throng>

All princes mean or high ; 12 Both men and virgins young,

Evin young and old, 13 Exalt his name;

For much his fame
Should be extoll'd.
Olet God's name be prais'd

Above both earth and sky:
14 For he his saints hath raisd,
And set their horn on high;
Ev’n those that be

Of Isr’el's race,

Near to his grace.
The Lord praise ye.

PSALM CXLIX.

HALLELUJAH
Redeemed by your Saviour's blood,
Arise, ye saints, and hail your God!"
Your bodies from the dust shall rise,

And shine like suns above the skies.
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PRAISE ye the Lord: unto him sing

A new song, and his praise

In the assembly of his saints
In sweet psalms do ує

raise. 2 Let Isr'el in his Maker joy,

And to him praises sing; Let all that Sion's children are

Be joyful in their King." 30 let them unto his great name

Give praises in the dance;
Let them with timbrel and with harp

In songs his praise advance.
4 For God doth pleasure take in those

That his own people be; And he with his salvation

The meek will beautify. 5 And in his glory excellent

Let all his saints rejoice:
Let them to him upon their beds

Aloud lift up their voice.
6 Let in their mouth aloft be rais'd

The high praise of the Lord,
And let them have in their right hand.

A sharp two-edged sword; 7 To execute the

vengeance due Upon the heathen all, And make deserved punishment

Upon the people fall. 8 And ev'n with chains, as pris’ners, bind

Their kings that them command ; Yea, and with iron fetters strong,

The nobles of their land. 9 On them the judgment to perform

Found written in his word : This honour is to all his saints.

O do ye praise the Lord.

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