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Why fled the ocean? And why skipp'd the mountains?
Why turn’d Jordan towards his crystal fountains ?
Shake, earth! and at the presence be agbast
Of Him that ever was, and aye shall last;
That glassy floods from rugged rocks can crush,
And make soft rills from fiery flint-stones gush.

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PSALM CXXXVI.
LET us, with a gladsome mind,
Praise the Lord, for he is kind;

For his mercies aye endure,

Ever faithful ever sure.
Let us blaze his name abroad, .
For of gods he is the God;

For his, &c.
Oh, let us his praises tell,
Who doth the wrathful tyrants quell;

For his, &c.
Who, with his miracles, doth make
Amazed heaven and earth to shake;

For his, &c.
Who, by his wisdom, did create
The painted heavens so full of state ;

For his, &c.
Who did the solid earth ordain
To rise above the watery plain ;

For his, &c.
Who, by his all-commanding might,
Did fill the new-made world with light;

For his, &c.
And caused the golden-tressed 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 sisters bright;

For his, &c.
He, with his thunder-clasping hand,
Smote the first-born of Egypt land;

For his, &c.
And, in despite of Pharaoh fell,
He brought from thence his Israel;

For his, &c.
The ruddy waves he cleft in twain
Of the Erythræan main ;

For his, &c.
The floods stood still, 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 power;

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 Seon and his host,
That ruled 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 slavery
Of the invading enemy;

For his, &c.
All living creatures he doth feed,
And with full hand supplies their need;

For his, &c.
Let us, therefore, warble forth
His mighty majesty and worth ;

For his, &c.
That his mansion hath on high,
Above the reach of mortal eye;

For his mercies aye endure,
Ever faithful, ever sure.

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