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7 In chariots some put confidence,
Some horses trust upon:
Of our Lord God alone.
Are bowed down, and fall. 9 Deliver, Lord ; and let the King
Us hear, when we do call.
PSALM XXI. See the last Psalm, whereof this is evidently a continuation ; with this difference only, that here the prayers of the church are wholly turned into triumph and praise.-Consult all the parallels, and especially from the 2d to the 8th verse of the Psalm
lf; which no considerate person, either Jew or Gentile, ever yet thought of applying to any but the Messiah alone.—For how could they, without falling directly under the charge of blasphemy, and high treason against the King of heaven?
The battle fought, the vict'ry won,
The church, rejoicing in the spoil,
And hails him home from all his toil:
gave her foes to death and hell:
he lov'd. so well. INHE king in thy great strength, O Lord,
Shall very joyful be:
How veh'mently shall he!
All that his heart would have;
Whate'er his lipš did crave.
3 For thou with blessings him prevent'st
Of goodness manifold :
A crown of purest gold.
Thou life to him didst give;
For evermore should live.
His glory is made great ;
Thou hast upon him set.
Most blessed hast him made;
Made him exceeding glad.
His confidence doth lay ;
Shall not be mov'd away.
That en’mies are to thee;
Of thee that haters be.
When kindled is thine ire;
Devour them shall the fire. 10 Their fruit from earth thou shalt destroy,
Their seed men from among: 11 For they beyond their might gainst thee
Did plot mischief and wrong. 12 Thou therefore shalt make them turn back,
When thou thy shafts shall place
To fly against their face.
13 In thy great pow'r and strength, O Lord,
Be thou exalted high ;
Thy power praise shall we.
PSALM XXII. If the Lord and his apostles knew how to interpret this Psalm, what better than blasphemy, let the honest reader say, is the talking of the commentators, and those who have devised what they call the contents, concerning David complaining, praying, or praising in this place ? — Those who desire to know the mind of Christ, will diligently compare with the New Testament not only this, but also all the parallel Psalms, as referred to in the margin, * whích, on account of their number, for brevity's sake are here omitted.
The song of Christ, the Well-belov'd,
The Morning-hind bet loose,
Of words like these made use,
And caught by death and hell,
Of human guilt he fell."
Y God, my God, why hast thou me
Forsaken ? why so far
My words that roaring are? 2 All day, my God, to thee I
cry, Yet am not heard by thee ; And in the season of the night
I cannot silent be. 3 But thou art holy, thou that dost
Inhabit Isr’el's praise.
* Prose Psalms of the Bible.
4 Our Fathers hop'd in thee, they hop'd,
And thou didst them release.
To them deliv’rance came :
They were not put to shame. 6 But as for me, a worm I am,
And as no man am priz'd :
The people am despis’d.
Shoot out the lip do they ;
And, mocking, thus do say,
Would free him by his might :
Had in him such delight.
That didst me safely take;
Thou me to hope didst make. 10 And I was cast upon thy care
Ev'n from the womb till now;
My God and guide art thou. 11 Be not far off, for grief is near,
And none to help is found. 12 Bulls many compass me, strong bulls
Of Bashan me surround. 13 Their mouths they open'd wide on me,
Upon me gape did they,
And roaring for his prey. 14 Like water I'm pour'd out, my bones
All out of joint do part :
Amidst my bowels, as the wax,
So melted is my heart.
My tongue it cleaveth fast
Of death thou brought me hast. 16 For dogs have compass'd me about :
The wicked, that did meet
They pierc'd my hands and feet. 17 I all my bones may tell; they do
Upon me look and stare. 18 Upon my vesture lots they cast,
And clothes among them share. 19 But be not far, O Lord, my strength;
Haste to give help to me. 20 From sword my soul, from pow'r of dogs,
My darling set thou free.
Do thou me shield and save :
An ear to me thou gave.
brethren are ; Amidst the congregation
Thy praise I will declare.
Him glorify, all ye
That Isr'el's children be.
Th' afflicted's misery ;
My praise shall be of thee;