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PSALM LXXXI. FULL of praise and divine expostulation with the sons of men-the meaning obvious.

The shadows all for ever o'er,

Believing Greek, believing Jew,
O praise the Lord for 'evermore!

O praise the Lord with spirit new !
Behold the humanized heart,

That fed the sympathising tear
Of Jesus-when the tender part

He acted o’er the city dear * ! 1 SING loud to God our strength; with joy, ,

To Jacob's God do sing, 2 Take up a psalm, the pleasant harp, !

Timbrel and psalt'ry bring. Pr! 3 Blow trumpets at new-moon, what day

Our feast appointed is :
For charge to Isr'el, and a law

Of Jacob's God was this. 5 To Joseph this a testimony

I
He made, when Egypt land.
He travelld through, where speech I heard

I did not understand.
6 His shoulder I from burdens took,
His hands from pots did free. 7

82 7 Thou didst in trouble on me call,

And I deliver'd thee ::
In secret place of thundering
I did thee answer make ;

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And at the streams of Meribah

Of thee a proof did take.

Luke xix. 4). “And when he was come near, berbeheld the city, and wept over it."

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open wide.

8 O thou, my people, give an ear,
I'll testify to thee

1
To thee, O Isr'el, if thou wilt

But hearken unto me.
9 In midst of thee there shall not be

Any strange god at all;
Nor unto any god unknown

Thou bowing down shalt fall.
10 I am the Lord thy God, which did

From Egypt land thee guide;
I'll fill thy mouth abundantly,

Do thou it
11 But yet my people to my voice

Would not attentive be;
And ev'n

my

chosen Israel
He would have none of me.
12 So to the lust of their own hearts

I them delivered ;
And then in counsels of their own

They vainly wandered.
18 0 that my people had me heard,

Isr'el my ways had chose ! 14 I had their en'mies soon subdu'd

My hand turn’d on their foes. 15 The haters of the Lord to him

Submission should have feignd;
But as for them, their time should have

For evermore remain'd.
16 He should have also fed them with

The finest of the wheat;
Of honey from the rock thy fill

I should have made thee eat:

PSALM LXXXII. DESCRIPTIVE of the glory of THE SON OF God, and giving instruction to rulers.. See John x. 34. and Psal. ii.

Among the gods the Lord is God :

Advance his praise on high!
Let all the princes kiss the rod,

And fall submissively !
The world's into confusion gone,

And all its gods shall die ;
But we adore TH' ETERNAL SON,

' ETERNAL GOD Most High.
1 IN god's assembly God doth stand ;

He judgeth gods among. 2 How long, accepting persons vile,

Will ye give judgment wrong? 3 Defend the

poor and fatherless; To poor oppress'd do right. 4 The

poor and needy ones set free;

Rid them from ifl men's inight.
5 They know not, nor will understand ;

In darkness they walk on :
All the foundations of the earth

Out of their course are gone. I 6. I said that ye are gods, and are

Sons of the Highest all : 7 But ye shall die like men, and as

One of the princes fall.
8 O God, da thou raise up thyself,

The earth to judgment call :
For thoų, as thine inheritance,

Shalt take the nations all

• Isa. ix. 6. Prov. viii. 22.36. Dan. iii. 25. Heb. i. 6. &c.

PSALM LXXXIII. Of the same spirit with Psal. ii. and xxxv.

Behold, thine enemies advance

With roaring rage, like seas,
To swallow up thy saints at once,

Devouring them with ease,
Unless thou, Lord, in mercy come,

And drive them back again--
Behold, Messiah brings us home,

And with him makes us reign ! 1 O

EEP not, O God, we thee entreat,

O keep not silence now:
Do thou not hold thy peace, O God,

And still no more be thou. 2 For, Jo, thine enemies a noise

Tumultuously have made; And they that haters are of thee

Have lifted up the head.
3 Against thy chosen people they

Do crafty counsel take;
And they against thy hidden ones

Do consultations make.
4 Come, let us cut them off, said they,

From being a nation,
That of the name of Isr'el may

No more be mention, 5 For with joint heart they plot, in league

Against thee they combine. 6 The tents of Edom, Ishm'elites ,

Moab's and Hagar's line; 7 Gebal, and Ammon, Amalek,

Philistines, those of Tyre; 8 And Assur join'd with them, to help 1 Lot's children they conspire.

9 Do to them as to Midian,

Jabin at Kison strand; 10 And Sis'ra, which at En-dor fell,

As dung to fat the land.
11 Like Oreb and like Zeeb make

Their noble men to fall;
Like Zeba and Zalmunna like,

Make thou their princes all; 12 Who said, For our possession

Let us God's houses také. 31 My God, them like a wheel, as chaff

Before the wind, them make. 14 As fire consumes the wood, as flame

Doth mountains set on fire, 15 Chase and affright them with the storm,

And tempest of thine ire. 16 Their faces fill with shame, O Lord,

That they may seek thy name. 17 Let them confounded be, and vex'd,

And perish in their shame:
18 That men may know that thou, to whom

Alone doth appertain
The name JEHOVAH, dost most high

O'er all the earth remain.

PSALM LXXXIV. Exactly similar in all respects to Psalm lxiii. whose illustration see.

To mansions in our Father's house,

Our FORERUNNER has gone,
That he

may
then
prepare

for us,
And come again anon :
How pleasant were they unto him !

How pleasant now to us!
Our glory there shall ne'er grow

Our gain ne'er suffer loss !

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