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appear bear bless Book born character Christian Church collection common compositions contains David death devotional died Divine earth edition English expression eyes fear foes give given glory grace hand hast hath head hear heart heaven holy hope Hymns Jehovah John judge kind King known land language latter learned less light lines living Lord meaning mentioned merit metre Metrical mind never notice once original Paraphrase persons pious Poems Poet poetical poetry portion praise prayer Preface present printed prose Psalmody Psalms published religious rendering respect rhyme round sacred says seen sing Songs soul speak specimen spirit stand success taste thee thine things thou thought tongue translation trust truth tunes turn verse Version voice volume Watts whole
Page 159 - Soon as the evening shades prevail, The moon takes up the wondrous tale ; And nightly, to the listening earth, Repeats the story of her birth ; While all the stars that round her burn, And all the planets in their turn, Confirm the tidings as they roll, And spread the truth from pole to pole. What though, in solemn silence, all Move round...
Page 13 - There he lodged under Tertullian's roof of angels; there he made his nest more gladly than David's swallow near the house of God; where like a primitive saint, he offered more prayers in the night than others usually offer in the day ; there he penned these poems, steps for happy souls to climb heaven by.
Page 159 - The spacious firmament on high, With all the blue ethereal sky, And spangled heavens, a shining frame, Their great Original proclaim. The unwearied sun from day to day Does his Creator's power display, And publishes to every land The works of an almighty hand.
Page 286 - BY THE RIVERS OF BABYLON WE SAT DOWN AND WEPT WE sate down and wept by the waters Of Babel, and thought of the day When our foe, in the hue of his slaughters, Made Salem's high places his prey; And ye, oh her desolate daughters ! Were scatter'd all weeping away.
Page 214 - Tell them, I AM, JEHOVAH said To MOSES; while earth heard in dread, And, smitten to the heart, At once above, beneath, around, All Nature, without voice or sound, Replied, "O LORD, THOU ART.
Page 101 - Whence flows my weal and mirth, I look and sigh for Him Who fills, Unseen, both heaven and earth. He is alone my help and hope, That I shall not be moved ; His watchful eye is ever ope, And guardeth His beloved ; The glorious God is my sole stay, He is my sun and shade ; The cold by night, the heat by day, Neither shall me invade. He keeps me from the spite of foes, Doth all their plots control ; And is a shield, not reckoning those, Unto my very soul.
Page 141 - Psalterium Americanum. The Book of Psalms, in a Translation Exactly conformed unto the Original; but all in Blank Verse, fitted unto the Tunes commonly used in our Churches.
Page 160 - What though, in solemn silence, all Move round the dark terrestrial ball; What though no real voice nor sound Amid their radiant orbs be found; In reason's ear they all rejoice, And utter forth a glorious voice, For ever singing as they shine, The hand that made us is divine.