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The Lord's own works, nor did regard
The doing of his hand.
For graciously he heard
did regard. 7 The Lord's my strength and shield; my heart Upon him did rely
Doth joy exceedingly,
Of his anointed one.
Bless thine inheritance;
For evermore advance.
SEE Psalm ii.
The Voice, the WORD, th' incarnate WORD,
To give him glory all divine !
unto the Lord, ye sons
Vith cheerfulness give ye.
2 Unto the Lord the glory give
That to his name is due;
Unto JEHOVAH bow.
The God of majesty
Of waters sitteth he.
Out from the Lord most high ;
Of glorious majesty.
Asunder cedars tear;
That Lebanon doth bear.
Ev'n that great Lebanon,
The mountain Sirion.
Of Kadesh all to quake. 9 God's voice doth make the hinds to calve,
It makes the forest bare:
His glory doth declare.
Sits King, and ever shall. 11 The Lord will give his people strength, And with peace bless them all.
This most delicate and heavenly Psalm has been nost grossly and grievously abused by our modern sons of Levi, together with their bewitched followers, whom, by their blind zeal and unhallowed diligence, they seem to have rendered twofold more (if possible) the children of hell than themselves, particularly in these memorable words of the 7th verse,
Thou didst hide thy face, and I was troubled ; which they, good people and wise ! universally apply to David, and, by consequence, to the weaklings of the flock, whom they call babes in Christ, as being often uncertain of their sonship, and that they have known the Father, and that their sins are forgiven them, (See 1 John ii. 12 to the 4th verse of chap. iii.), under certain hidings and withdrawings of their Father's counterance, in certain times of darkness and desertion..But, leaving dreams and old wives' fables, the words are expressive of the agonies and death of the person who uses them; as is clear from Psalm civ. 29; and sọ by the Lord they are applied, John xü. 27. Now is my soul
troubled ; and what shall I say?-_and Matt. xxvi. 38. My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death;
-and, chap. xxvii. 46. “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?'N. B. These words in the 5th verse of this Psalm ought particularly to be remarked, as literally fulfilled in the death and resurrection of Christ, whereof they are an evident prophecy, viz. · Weeping may,' or shall, 'endure, or commence, ' in the night,' (the Hebrew reads, according to the note on the margin,
(in the evening'), the same night wherein he was betrayed; but joy cometh in the morning,' namely, of the resurrection, early in the morning of the first day of the week, as saith the Scripture.
• Prose Psalms of the Bible.
The Lord of glory dedicates
Himself, with all his house, to God,
that his Father show'd:
For, when the night of death was o'er, The rising morn began to smile
With mercy, lasting evermore.
1 ORD, I will thee extol, for thou
Hast , And over me thou to rejoice
Mad'st not minę enemy.
I in distress to thee,
And thou hast healed me. 30 Lord, my soul thou hast brought up,
And rescu'd from the grave; That I to pit should not go down,
Alive thou didst me save. 4 0 ye that are his holy ones,
Sing praise unto the Lord;
His holiness record.
Life in his favour lies :
At morn doth joy arise. 6 In my prosperity I said
That nothing shall me move. 70 Lord, thou hast my mountain made
To stand strong by thy love.
Did'st hide thy face from me,
Turn'd into misery.
8 Wherefore unto the Lord my cry
I caused to ascend :
I to the Lord did send. I
When I go down to pit ?
Thy truth declare shall it ?
And girded me with gladness;
And never silent be.
I will give thanks to thee.
Of all the memorable things, testified beforehand concerning Christ in the Psalms, there is none recorded in the New Testament, as more remarkably and literally fulfilled than his last words upon the cross, crying with a loud voice, Luke xxiii. 46. Fa
ther, into thy hands 1 commend my spirit:' which words are evidently taken from the prophetic record in the 5th verse of this Psalm. Now, this Psalm being all spoken in one person, this undeniable application of one conspicuous part thereof must infallibly determine the sense of the whole, and consequently, for the same reason, of all the parallels thereof; for which the reader is referred to his own sagacity and taste in such matters, and to the marginal refer
* Prose Psalms of the Bible.