Words: Brady and Tate, A New Version of the Psalms of David
1,2 Let all the lands with shouts of joy to God' their voices raise; Sing psalms in honor of his Name, and spread his glorious praise. 3 And let them say, How dreadful, Lord, in all thy works,art thou! To thy great pow'r, thy stubborn foes shall all be forced to bow. 4 Through, all the earth the nations round Shall thee their God confess; and with glad hymns their awful dread of thy; great Name express. 5 O come, behold the works of God, and then with me you'll own, That he to all the sons of men has wondrous judgments shown. 6 He made the sea become dry land, through which our fathers walked; Whilst to each other of his might with joy his people talked. 7 He by his power for ever rules; his eyes the world survey; Let no presumptuous man rebel against his sov'reign sway. The Second Part. 8,9 O all ye nations, bless our God, and loudly speak his praise; Who keeps our soul alive, and still confirms our steadfast ways 10 For thou hast tried us, Lord, as fire, does try the precious ore; 11 Thou brought'st us into straits, where we oppressing burdens bore. 12 Insulting foes did us, their slaves, through fire and water chase; But yet at last thou brought'st us forth into a wealthy place. 13 Burnt off'rings to thy house I'll bring, and there my vows I'll pay, 14 Which I with solemn zeal did make in trouble's dismal day. 15 Then shall the richest incense smoke, the fattest rams shall fall; The choicest goats from out the fold, and bullocks from the stall. 16 O come, all ye that fear the Lord, attend with heedful care; Whilst I, what God for me has done, with grateful joy declare. 17, 18 As I before his aid implored, so now I praise his Name; Who, if my heart had harbored sin, would all my pray'rs disclaim. 19 But God to me, whene'er I cried, his gracious ear did bend; And to the voice of my request with constant love attend. 20 Then blessed for ever be my God, who never, when I Pray, Withholds his mercy from my soul, nor turns his face away.