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7 In chariots some put confidence,

Some horses trust upon:
Bat we remember will the name

Of our Lord God alone.
8 We rise, and upright stand, when they

Are bowed down, and fall. 9 Deliver, Lord ; and let the King

Us hear, when we do call.

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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,
Gives glory to her Lord alone,

And hails him home from all his toil:
He bought her life with his own dertth,

gave her foes to death and hell:
But his fair kingdom did bequeath
Unto his


he lov'd. so well. INHE king in thy great strength, O Lord,

Shall very joyful be:
In thy salvation rejoice

How veh'mently shall he!
2 Thou hast bestowed upon him

All that his heart would have;
And thou from him didst not withhold

Whate'er his lipš did crave.

3 For thou with blessings him prevent'st

Of goodness manifold :
And thou hast set upon his head

A crown of purest gold.
4 When he desired life of thee,

Thou life to him didst give;
Ev'n such a length of days, that he

For evermore should live.
5 In that salvation wrought by thee

His glory is made great ;
Honour and comely majesty

Thou hast upon him set.
6 Because that thou for evermore

Most blessed hast him made;
And thou hast with thy countenance

Made him exceeding glad.
7 Because the king upon the Lord

His confidence doth lay ;
And through the grace of the most High

Shall not be mov'd away.
8 Thine hand shall all those men find out

That en’mies are to thee;
Ev’n thy right hand shall find out those

Of thee that haters be.
9 Like fiery ov'n thou shalt them make,

When kindled is thine ire;
God shall them swallow in his wrath,

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
Upon thy strings, made ready all

To fly against their face.

13 In thy great pow'r and strength, O Lord,

Be thou exalted high ;
So shall we sing with joyful hearts,

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,
Whose soul, like flowing water, mov'd,

Of words like these made use,
Deserted by the Lord his God,

And caught by death and hell,
When, underneath the heavy load,

Of human guilt he fell."

Y God, my God, why hast thou me

Forsaken ? why so far
Art thou from helping me, and from

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.
5 When unto thee they sent their cry

To them deliv’rance came :
Because they put their trust in thee

They were not put to shame. 6 But as for me, a worm I am,

And as no man am priz'd :
Reproach of men I am, and by

The people am despis’d.
7 All that me see laugh me to scorn ;

Shoot out the lip do they ;
They nod and shake their heads at me,

And, mocking, thus do say,
8 This man did trust in God, that he

Would free him by his might :
Let him deliver him, sith he

Had in him such delight.
9 But thou art he out of the womb

That didst me safely take;
When I was on my mother's breasts

Thou me to hope didst make. 10 And I was cast upon thy care

Ev'n from the womb till now;
And from my mother's belly, Lord,

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,
Like to a Lion ravining

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.
15 My strength is like a potsherd dry'd ;

My tongue it cleaveth fast
Unto my jaws; and to the dust,

Of death thou brought me hast. 16 For dogs have compass'd me about :

The wicked, that did meet
In their assembly, me inclosd;

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.
21 Out of the roaring lion's mouth

Do thou me shield and save :
For from the horns of unicorns

An ear to me thou gave.
22 I will shew forth thy name unto
Those that


brethren are ; Amidst the congregation

Thy praise I will declare.
23 Praise ye the Lord, who do him fear;

Him glorify, all ye
The seed of Jacob; fear him all

That Isr'el's children be.
24 For he despis'd not nor abhorr'd

Th' afflicted's misery ;
Nor from him hid his face, but heard
When he to him did

25 Within the congregation gréat

My praise shall be of thee;


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