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3 Who is the man that shall ascend

Into the hill of God ?
Or who within his holy place

Shall have a firm abode ? 4 Whose hands are clean, whose heart is pure,

And unto vanity
Who hath not lifted up his soul,

Nor sworn deceitfully.
5 He from th' Eternal shall receive

The blessing him upon,
And righteousness, ev’n from the God

Of his salvation.
6 This is the generation

That after him enquire,
O Jacob, who do seek thy face

With their whole heart's desire.
7 Ye gates, lift up your heads on high;
Ye doors that last for

ay, Be lifted up, that so the King

Of glory enter may;
8 But who of glory is the King ?

The mighty Lord is this;
Ev’n that same Lord, that great in might

And strong in battle is.
9 Ye gates, lift up your heads; ye doors,

Doors that do last for aye,
Be lifted up, that so the King

Of glory enter may.
10 But who is he that is the King

Of glory? who is this ?
The Lord of hosts, and none but he,

The King of glory is.

PSALM XXV. To ascertain the meaning of this Psalm, as attempted in the paraphrase, * and applied as spoken in the person of Christ, (for the whole thereof is spoken in one person), the candid inquirer will carefully consider not only the Psalm itself, but also the parallels, and, of these, particularly Psalms Ixxxvi. and cxliii.

The Man who never lifted up

His soul to any vanity ;
Who never drank of folly's cup;

Who never stoop'd to raise a lie ;
Whose sin, yet ne'ertheless, was great,

Though sin indeed he never knew ;
THE SON OF MÂN, for mercy set,

In mediation here we view!
1
TO

O thee I lift my soul:
2 O Lord, I trust in thee :
My God, let me not be asham'd,

Nor foes triumph o'er me.
3 Let none that wait on thee

Be put to shame at all;
But those that without cause transgress,

Let shame upon them fall.
4 Shew me thy ways, O Lord;

Thy paths, o teach thou me:
5 And do thou lead me in thy truth,

Therein
For thou art God that dost

To me salvation send,
And I upon thee all the day

Expecting do attend.
6 Thy tender mercies, Lord,

I
pray

thee to remember,
* See Note, page 94.

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And loving-kindnesses; for they

Have been of old for ever. 7 My sins and faults of youth

Do thou, O Lord, forget :
After thy mercy think on me,

And for thy goodness great. 8 God good and upright is :

The way he'll sinners shew. 9 The meek in judgment he will guide,

And make his path to know. 10 The whole paths of the Lord

- Are truth and mercy sure,
To those that do his cov'nant keep,

And testimonies pure.
11 Now, for thine own name's sake,

O Lord, I thee entreat
To pardon mine iniquity ;

For it is very great.
12 What man is he that fears

The Lord, and doth him serve ?
Him shall he teach the way that he

Shall choose, and still observe. 13 His soul shall dwell at ease ;

And his posterity
Shall flourish still, and of the earth

Inheritors shall be.
14 With those that fear him is

The secret of the Lord ;
The knowledge of his covenant

He will to them afford. 15 Mine eyes upon the Lord

Continually are set;
For he it is that shall bring forth

My feet out of the net. 16 Turn unto me thy face,

show;

And to me mercy

Because that I am desolate,

And am brought very low. 17 My heart's griefs are increasd :

Me from distress relieve. 18 See mine affliction and my pain,

And all my sins forgive. 19 Consider thou my foes,

Because they many are ;
And it a cruel hatred is

Which they against me bear. 20 O do thou keep my soul,

Do thou deliver me:
And let me never be asham’d,

Because I trust in thee. 21 Let uprightness and truth

Aeep me, wno tnee attend. 22 Redemption, Lord, to Israel

From all his troubles send.

Another of the same. 2T , O :

O thee I lift my soul, O Lord :

My God, I trust in thee : Let me not be asham'd; let not

My foes triumph o'er me. 3 Yea, let thou none ashamed be

That do on thee attend : Ashamed let them be, O Lord,

Who without cause offend. 4 Thy ways, Lord, shew; teach me thy paths: 5 Lead me in truth, teach me: For of my safety thou art God;

All day I wait on thee. 6 Thy mercies, that most tender are,

Do thou, O Lord, remember, And loving-kindnesses ; for they

Have been of old for ever,

7 Let not the errors of my youth,

Nor sins remember'd be;
In mercy for thy goodness' sake,

O Lord, remember me.
8 The Lord is good and gracious,

He upright is also:
He therefore sinners will instruct

In ways that they should go.
9 The meek and lowly he will guide

In judgment just alway:
To meek and

poor

afflicted ones
He'll clearly teach his way.
10 The whole paths of the Lord our God

Are truth and mercy sure,
To such as keep his covenant,

And testimonies pure. 11 Now for thine own name's sake, O Lord,

I humbly thee entreat
To pardon mine iniquity;

For it is very great. 12 What man fears God? him shall he teach

The way that he shall chuse. 13 His soul shall dwell at ease ; his seed

The earth, as heirs shall use. 14 The secret of the Lord is with

Such as do fear his name;
And he his holy covenant

Will manifest to them.
15 Towards the Lord my waiting eyes

Continually are set ;
For he it is that shall bring forth

My feet out of the net.
16 0 turn thee unto me, O God,

Have mercy me upon ;
Because I solitary am,

And in affliction.

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