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To save transcribing, read the parallels in the margin, * with others which your own good sense will suggest, particularly these two, viz. Psal. Ixiii. and lxxxiv. whose illustrations see.
As hunted hart for water brays,
THE TITLE PARAPHRASED.
And in my song instruction bring
Music divine to all his sons.
In thirst doth pant and bray;
That come to thee I may.
Doth thirst: when shall I near
And in God's sight appear?
Both in the night and day,
Where is thy God? they say.
* Prose Psalms of the Bible.
4 My soul is poured out in me,
When this I think upon ;
I heretofore had gone.
With voice of joy and praise ;
The solemn holy days.
Why in me so dismay'd ?
His count'nance is mine aid.
Thee therefore mind I will
And ev'n from Mizar hill.
Deep unto deep doth call ;.
Yea, and thy billows all.
Command will in the day,
Why me forgett’st thou so ?
Thus mourning do I go?
When my foes me upbraid;
'Tis daily to me said.
Why, thus with grief opprest,
In God still hope and rest :
For yet I know I shall him praise,
Who graciously to me
Yea, mine own God is he.
The illustration the same as the last.
See how the Lord of glory pleads,
And calls upon his Father here,
And Advocate, ye saints of God :
And sav'd him by his royal nod. JUDGE me, O God, and plead my cause
Against th' ungodly nation ; From the unjust and crafty man, O be thou
salvation. 2 For thou the God art of my strength ;
Why thrusts thou me thee fro'? For th' enemy's oppression
Why do I mourning go ? 30 send thy light forth and thy truth;
Let them be guides to me, And bring me to thine holy hill,
Ev’n where thy dwellings be. 4 Then will I to God's altar
gos To God my chiefest joy : Yea, God, my God, thy name to praise
My harp I will employ. 5 Why art thou then cast down, my
soul? What should discourage thee?
And why with vexing thoughts art thou
Disquieted in me?
Good cause I yet shall have:
My God that doth me save.
PSALM XLIV. ALL the truths of God are joy and praise to those who believe them. This Psalm (and consequently its parallels, which see in the margin, *) is applied and explained, Rom. viii. 36. as descriptive of the condition of the saints of God in all ages of the world, exposed, as lambs among wolves, to all manner of sufferings, calamities, and deaths, till in all these things they become more than conquerors through him that loved them, and washed them from their sins in his own blood, and made them kings and priests unto God : to whom be glory for ever and
As all the secrs unfold ;
( As 'twas in days of old).
O blessed be his name,
Unto the fiery flame. 10
GOD, we with our ears have heard,
Our fathers have us told,
Evin in the days of old.
And plant them in their place ;
• Prose Psalms of the Bible.
Thou didst afflict the nation's
But them thou didst increase.
Nor did their arm them save ;
For thou them favour gave.
Deliv'rances command. 5 Through thee we shall push down our foes,
That do against us stand:
That ris'n against us have.
Nor shall my sword me save. 7 But from our foes thou hast us savid,
Our haters put to shame. 8 In God we all the day do boast,
And ever praise thy name,
And us thou putt'st to shame;
forth, Thou go'st not with the same. 10 Thou mak'st us from the enemy,
Faint-hearted, to turn back;
Our spoils away đo take.
'Mong heathen cast we be. 12 Thou didst for nought thy people sell;
Their price enrich'd not thee. 13 Thou mak’st us a reproach to be,
Unto our neighbours near;
That round about us are. 14 A by-word also thou dost us
Among the heathen make;