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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 with spirit new !
That fed the sympathising tear
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 :
Of Jacob's God was this. 5 To Joseph this a testimony
I did not understand.
82 7 Thou didst in trouble on me call,
And I deliver'd thee ::
Of thee a proof did take.
Luke xix. 4). “And when he was come near, berbeheld the city, and wept over it."
8 O thou, my people, give an ear,
But hearken unto me.
Any strange god at all;
Thou bowing down shalt fall.
From Egypt land thee guide;
Do thou it
Would not attentive be;
I them delivered ;
They vainly wandered.
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;
For evermore remain'd.
The finest of the wheat;
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!
And fall submissively !
And all its gods shall die ;
Tì' ETERNAL GOD Most High.
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.
In darkness they walk on :
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.
The earth to judgment call :
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,
Devouring them with ease,
And drive them back again--
And with him makes us reign ! 1 O
EEP not, O God, we thee entreat,
O keep not silence now:
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.
Do crafty counsel take;
Do consultations make.
From being a nation,
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.
Their noble men to fall;
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:
Alone doth appertain
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,
How pleasant now to us!
Our gain ne'er suffer loss !