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Ev'n unto its foundation,

Raze, raze it quite, did say. 8 O daughter, thou of Babylon,

Near to destruction ;
Bless d shall he be that thee rewards,

As thou to us hast done.
9 Yea, happy surely shall he be

Thy tender little ones
Who shall lay hold upon, and them

Shall dash against the stones.


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PSALM CXXXVIII. Full of Christ, and consolation to the Christian. See margin.

Our Shepherd sang along his way,

Approaching to his Father's home ;
That we might now take ир

Till our eternal glory come.
I THEE will I praise with all my heart,

I will sing praise to thee
2 Before the gods: And worship will

Toward thy sanctuary.
I'll praise thy name, ev'n for thy truth,

And kindness of thy love;
For thou thy word hast magnify'd

All thy great name above.
3 Thou didst me answer in the day

When I to thee did cry;
And thou my fainting soul with strength

Didst strengthen inwardly.

Prose Psalms of the Bible

4 All kings upon the earth that are

Shall give thee praise, O Lord;
When as they from thy mouth shall hear

Thy true and faithful word.
5 Yea, in the righteous ways of God

With gladness they shall sing :
For great's the glory of the Lord,

Who doth for ever reign.
6 Though God be high, yet he respects

All those that lowly be;
Whereas the proud and lofty ones

Afar off knoweth he.
7 Though I in midst of trouble walk,

I life from thee shall have : 'Gainst my foes' wrath thou'lt stretch thine

Thy right hand shall me save. [hand ; 8 Surely that which concerneth me

The Lord will perfect make:
Lord, still thy mercy lasts ; do not

Thine own hands' works forsake.


- If the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into • the ditch.'-But to the reader, who beholds the glory of God as it shines in the person of Jesus, and beams so brightly forth from the whole face of this divinely glorious Psalm, it would be holding oụt a taper to the sun, to attempt a formal illustration thereof.—Only, to stop the mouths of gainsayers, let the man of God, who will be taught, reproved, corrected, and instructed in righteousness, by the Scriptures alone, consult the parallels, and read them in the light of the New Testament.

A song of God's beloved Son,
Triumphing in his Father's



To him ascribe the victory won !

Let ev'ry breath be joy and praise ! LORD, thou hast me search'd and known.

2 Thou know'st my sitting down, And rising up; yea, all my thoughts

Afar to thee are known.
3 My footsteps, and my lying down,

Thou compassest always ;
Thou also most entirely art

Acquaint with all my ways.
4 For in my tongue, before I speak,

Not any word can be,
But altogether, lo, O Lord,

It is well known to thee.
5 Behind, before, thou hast beset,

And laid on me thine hand. 6 Such knowledge is too strange for me,

Too high to understand. 7 From thy Sp'rit whither shall I go? .

Or from thy presence fly? 8. Ascend I heav'n, lo, thou art there ;

There, if in hell I lie. 9 Take I the morning wings, and dwell

In utmost parts of sea; 10 Ev'n there, Lord, shall thy hand me lead,

Thy right hand hold shall me. 11 If I do say that darkness shall

Me cover from thy sight,
Then surely shall the very night

About me be as light,
12 Yea, darkness hideth not from thee,

But night doth shine as day :
To thee the darkness and the light

Are both alike alway.
13 For thou possessed hast my reins,

And thou hast cover'd me,

When I within my mother's womb

Inclosed was by thee.
14 Thee will I praise; for fearfully

And strangely made I am ;
Thy works are marvillous, and right well

My soul doth know the same.
15 My substance was not hid from thee,

When as in secret I
Was made; and in earth's lowest parts

Was wrought most curiousiy.
16 Thine eyes my substance did behold,

Yet being unperfect ;
And in the volume of thy book

My members all were writ;
Which after in continuance

Were fashion'd ev'ry one,
When as they yet all shapeless were,

And of them there was none.
17 How precious also are thy thoughts,

O gracious God, to me!
And in their sum how passing great

And numberless they be!
18 If I should count them, than the sand

They more in number be:
What time soever I awake,

I ever am with thee. 19 Thou, Lord wilt sure the wicked stay;

Hence from me bloody men. 20 Thy foes against thee loudly speak,

And take thy name in vain.
21 Do not I hate all those, O Lord,

That hatred bear to thee?
With those that up against thee rise

Can I but grieved be?
22 With perfect hatred them I hate,

My foes I them do hold.

23 Search me, O God, and know my heart,

Try me, my thoughts unfold: 24 And see if any wicked way

There be at all in me;
And in thine everlasting way

To me a leader be.


ANTICHRIST,' that wicked, (the man of sin), revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the

Spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the • brightness of his coming. 2 Thess. ii. 8, &c. See Psalm vii. &c.

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Lo! Antichrist, with all his ways,

By Christ the Lord destroy'd shall be :
To Christ alone be all the praise !

He comes to save and set us free.

ORD, from the ill and froward man

Give me deliverance,
And do thou safe

preserve me from
The man of violence.
2 Who in their heart mischievous things

Are meditating ever;
And they for war assembled are

Continually together.
3 Much like unto a serpent's tongue

Their tongues they sharp do make ;
And underneath their lips iheir lies

The poison of a snake.
4 Lord, keep me from the wicked's hands,

From violent men me save ; Who utterly to overthrow

My goings purpos'd have.

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