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Messiah, trusting in his God

Unto his last expiring breath,
Bold through his sin-atoning blood,

Rejoices in the pangs of death ;
And loudly cries, (let sinners hear!)

My God, my spirit I commend
"Into thine hands -Thy servant dear

Returns to thee, the sinner's friend! N thee, O Lord, I put my trust,

Sham'd let me never be; According to thy righteousness

Do thou deliver me.
2 Bow down thine ear to me with speed

Send me deliverance :
To save me, my strong rock be thou,

And my house of defence. 3 Because thou art my rock, and thee;

I for my fortress take;
Therefore do thou me lead and guide,

Ev'n for thine own name's sake. 4 And sith thou art my strength, therefore

Pull me out of the net, Which they in subtilty for me

So privily have set.
5 Into thine hands I do commit

My spirit: for thou art he,
O thou, JEHOVAH, God of truth,

Thou hast redeemed me.
6 Those that do lying vanities

Regard, I have abhorr'd:
But as for me, my

Is fixed on the Lord.
7 I'll in thy mercy gladly. joy:

For thou my miseries
Consider'd hast; thou hast my soul

Known in adversities :

And to my

8 And thou hast not inclosed me

Within the en'my's hand;
And by thee have my feet been made

In a large room to stand.
9 O Lord, upon me mercy have,

For trouble is on me:
Mine eye, my belly, and my soul,

With grief consumed be.
10 Because my life with grief is spent,

My years with sighs and groans :
My strength doth fail; and for my sin

Consumed are my bones. 11 I was a scorn to all



friends a fear;
And specially reproach'd of those

That were my neighbours near :
When they me saw they from me fled,
12 Ev'n so I am forgot,
As men are out of mind when dead :

I'm like a broken pot.
13 For slanders I of many heard ;

Fear compass'd me, while they
Against me did consult, and plot

To take my life away.
14 But as for me, O Lord, my trust

Upon thee I did lay;
And I to thee, Thou art my God,

Did confidently say.
15 My times are wholly in thine hand :

Do thou deliver me
From their hands that mine enemies

And persecutors be.
16 Thy countenance to shine do thou

Upon thy servant make :
Unto me give salvation,

For thy great mercies' sake.

17 Let me not be asham'd, O Lord,

For on thee call'd I have;
Let wicked men be sham'd, let them

Be silent in the grave.
18 To silence put the lying lips,

That grievous things do say,
And hard reports, in pride and scorn,

On righteous men do lay.
19 How great's the goodness thou for them

That fear thee keep’st in store,
And wrought'st for them that trust in thee

The sons of men before !
20 In secret of thy presence thou

Shalt hide them from man's pride : From strife of tongues thou closely shalt,

As in a tent, them hide.
21 All praise and thanks be to the Lord ;

For he hath magnify'd
His wondrous love to me within

A city fortify'd.
22 For from thine eyes cut off I am,

I in my haste had said;
My voice yet heard'st thou, when to thee

With cries my moan I made.
13 O love the Lord, all ye his saints;

Because the Lord doth guard The faithful, and he plenteously

Proud doers doth reward. ?4 Be of good courage, and he strength Unto

your heart shall send, All ye whose hope and confidence

Doth on the Lord depend.

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The 1st and 2d verses of this Psalm are explained by the apostle, Rom. iv. 6. as describing the blessedness of those to whom God imputeth the righteousness of the Messiah without their own works.The 3d, 4th, and 5th verses, parallel to Psal. xxxviii. 2. xxxix. 2. xl. 12. cii. 3-12. express the experience and behaviour of the Messiah himself, bearing, in patient sufferance and pain, the sins of his own elect, which he confessed as hisiniquities, (namely by imputation), till he bore them all for ever away in his own body on the accursed tree: so that they were not forgiven or remitted to him the SURETY, till they were blotted out and done away in his own blood.The 6th verse shews the benefit from thence accruing to the people of God, vis. safety and access to God in all their tribulation, through which they pass into the kingdom, by that new and living way, which God hath consecrated for them through the veil, that is to say, the flesh of his Son.-The 7th verse, compared with the marginal references, * denotes the personal confidence and hope of the Messiah himself, persevering in the doing and suffering of his Father's will, till he should bring judgment to victory, and, by his Father's love, be compassed evermore around with the whole multitude of his redeemed, singing songs of deliverance, Selah !--From the 8th verse to the end, the Psalm assumes the majesty of the One eternal divine Instructor, GOD. I will instruct - thee, and teach thee in the way which thou shalt

go: I will guide thee with mine eye,' &c._Is this långuage for David? or for any but the GOOD SHEPHERD of Israel alone? who can say,

down my life for my sheep, and I take it up again: I know my sheep, and am known of mine;

« I lay

* Prose Psalms of the Bible.

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they hear my voice, and they follow me ; and I give unto them eternal life, and they shall never perish, neither shall any pluck them out of my Father's hand. I and my Father are one.'

Here David, as th' apostle tells,

Describes the perfect blessedness
Of those whose guilt the Lord cancels,

Imputing perfect righteousness,
The very righteousness of God,

Without the works of man at all :
For Jesus bore his people's load,

And freed them from eternal thrall.
O BLESSED is the man to whom

Is freely pardoned
All the transgression he hath done,

Whose sin is covered.
2 Bless'd is the man to whom the Lord

Imputeth not his sin,
And in whose sp’rit there is no guile,

Nor fraud is found therein.
3 When as I did refrain my speech,

And silent was my tongue,
My bones then waxed old, because

I roared all day long.
4 For upon me both day and night

Thine hand did heavy lie,
So that my moisture turned is

In summer's drought thereby.
5 I thereupon have unto thee

My sin acknowledged,
And likewise mine iniquity

I have not covered :
I will confess unto the Lord

My trespasses, said I ;
And of my sin thou freely didst

Forgive th' iniquity.

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