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6 For this shall ev'ry godly one
His prayer make to thee;
As found thou mayest be.
Do swell up to the brim,
Nor once come near to him.
From trouble keep me free;
The way that thou shalt go;
I will direction show.
Which do not understand;
A bridle must command. 10 Unto the man that wicked is
His sorrows shall abound;
Mercy shall compass round.
In him do ye rejoice :
PSALM XXXIII. This Psalm is spoken by no particular person, being a song of praise, ordained and given of the Holy Ghost to be sung, as all Psalms were appointed, unto God and our Father, in the name of the
Lord Jesus Christ, equally and universally by every individual of the whole innumerable muista le cé all tongues, kindreds, nations, and languages, bu believe on his name: so also the following, pé. Il xxi. xxiv. and perhaps one full third more of the Psalms; which require only to be read, that thes may be discovered. How blessed are they who hait caught
, or rather have been caught, by this spirit of praise ! In due season they shall be caught up by their Lord to dwell with him in the third bearers and shall descend no more.
Ye righteous, in the Lord esult;
Are wholly to your Saviour due.
It comely is and right,
Should praise the Lord of might. 2 Praise God with harp, and unto him
Sing with the psaltery ;
Make ye sweet melody.
With loud noise skilfully; 4 For right is God's word, all his works
Are done in verity.
A love he beareth still;
The earth throughout doth fill. 6 The heavens by the word of God
Did their beginning take;
And by the breathing of his mouth
He all their hosts did make.
Together as an heap;
He layeth up the deep.
With rev'rence, fear the Lord;
Dread him with one accord.
It was without delay;
Whatever he did say.
Which heathen folk do take ;
Of none effect doth make. -11 () but the counsel of the Lord
Doth stand for ever sure;
From age to age endure.
JEHOVAH is, and those
His heritage he chose.
All sons of men full well : 14 He views all from his dwelling-place
That in the earth do dwell. 15 He forms their hearts alike, and all
Their doings he olserves. 16 Great hosts save not a king, much strength
No mighty man preserves. 17 An horse for preservation
Is a deceitful thing;
And by the greatness of his strength
Can no deliv'rance bring. 18 Behold, on those that do him fear
The Lord doth set his eye; · Ev'n those who on his
do With confidence rely. 19 From death to free their soul, in dearth
Life unto them to yield. 20 Our soul doth wait upon the Lord ;
He is our help and shield. 21 Sith in his holy name we trust,
Our heart shall joyful be. 22 Lord, let thy mercy be on us,
As we do hope in thee.
In this remarkably instructive Psalm, various are the subjects, and the persons spoken of. That the Messiah is the principal, is evident from the 20th verse, 'He keepeth all his bones ; not one of them is
broken ;' as interpreted by the Holy Ghost, John xix. 36. · These things were done, that the Scripture should be fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken;' to shew that Jesus was our Passover, who (as it is written, 1 Cor. v. 7.) was sacrificed for us,' according as it had been written, and typified in the figure, Exod. xii. 46. and Numb. ix. 12. Neither shall ye 'break a bone of it, but according to all the ordinances of the Passorer shall ye keep it.' - That the Lord Jesus Christ, by his Spirit in the prophet, is also the speaker in this Psalm, is evident to the wise discerner, from the very reading of the first five verses thereof, but especially from the address in the
Come, ye children, hearken unto me : I will teach you the fear of the Lord.'
Receive instruction from the fount
Of everlasting truth:
That flows from Jesus' mouth.
And must be lost away ;
Which Christ the Lord doth suy.
My mouth shall still express. 2 My soul shall, boast in God: the meek
Shall hear with joyfulness. 3 Extol the Lord with me, let us
Exalt his name together. 4 I sought the Lord, he heard, and did
Me from all fears deliver. 5 They look'd to him, and lightend were :
Not shamed were their faces, 6 This poor man cry'd, God heard, and say'd
Him from all his distresses.
And round encompasseth
And them delivereth.
Who trusts in him is bless'd. 9 Fear God his saints: none that him fear
Shall be with want oppress'd. 10 The lions young may hungry be,
And they may lack their food :
Shall not lack any good.
And unto me give ear;
How ye the Lord should fear.