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Ev'n unto its foundation,
Raze, raze it quite, did say. 8 O daughter, thou of Babylon,
Near to destruction ;
As thou to us hast done.
Thy tender little ones
Shall dash against the stones.
PSALM CXXXVIII. Full of Christ, and consolation to the Christian. See margin.
Our Shepherd sang along his way,
Approaching to his Father's home ;
Till our eternal glory come.
I will sing praise to thee
Toward thy sanctuary.
And kindness of thy love;
All thy great name above.
When I to thee did cry;
Didst strengthen inwardly.
Prose Psalms of the Bible
4 All kings upon the earth that are
Shall give thee praise, O Lord;
Thy true and faithful word.
With gladness they shall sing :
Who doth for ever reign.
All those that lowly be;
Afar off knoweth he.
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:
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,
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.
Thou compassest always ;
Acquaint with all my ways.
Not any word can be,
It is well known to thee.
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,
About me be as light,
But night doth shine as day :
Are both alike alway.
And thou hast cover'd me,
When I within my mother's womb
Inclosed was by thee.
And strangely made I am ;
My soul doth know the same.
When as in secret I
Was wrought most curiousiy.
Yet being unperfect ;
My members all were writ;
Were fashion'd ev'ry one,
And of them there was none.
O gracious God, to me!
And numberless they be!
They more in number be:
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.
That hatred bear to thee?
Can I but grieved be?
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;
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.
Lo! Antichrist, with all his ways,
By Christ the Lord destroy'd shall be :
He comes to save and set us free.
ORD, from the ill and froward man
Give me deliverance,
preserve me from
Are meditating ever;
Their tongues they sharp do make ;
The poison of a snake.
From violent men me save ; Who utterly to overthrow
My goings purpos'd have.