an essay towards a new metrical version of the psalms of david

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: PSALM XCVII. Dominus regnaeit. 1, 2. The Lord is King: let Canaan rejoice, And all the isles the welcome tidings hail: 'Mid clouds and darkness canopied He sits, On righteousness and judgment rests his throne. 3, 4. Before Him goes a fire, which round about Burns up his enemies on every side: The earth, illumined by his lightnings' blaze, Beholds and trembles at the coming God. 5, 6. The mountains melt like wax before the Lord, Before the Lord, the Ruler of the world : The conscious heavens his righteousness proclaim, And all earth's habitants his glory see. 7. Confounded be all they, whose worship vain Before a graven image bends the knee: Cursed, who in idols make their frantic boast; O all ye gods, before your Sov'reign fall! 8, 9. With gladness Judah's daughters heard, and joy Through Sion rang at thy dread judgments, Lord : For high o'er all the earth thy standard waves, And far above all gods Thou reign'st supreme. 10. O all that love the Lord, see well that ye Detest that evil which your God abhors ! The soul God sanctifies, He will preserve, And from the wicked rescue whom He loves. 11, 12. Lo, light is sown for righteous hands to reap, And seeds of gladness for the true in heart: Rejoice in God, ye just, then; and give thanks At the remembrance of his holiness. PSALM C. Jubilate Deo. 1, 2. In God be joyful, all ye lands, With gladness serve the Lord: Come ye before Him with a song, With hymns his presence hail. 3. O be ye sure the Lord is God, He made us, and we're his : His people are we, and the sheep In his sweet pastures fed. 4. Come with thanksgiving to his gates, And to his courts with praise; With grateful hearts before Him bow, And bless his holy name. 5. For God is good; his mercies flow In eve... --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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