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Tree of life, 478, 486.

Trial, of grace, 148, 252 ; of the heart, 92, 268;

Trinity praised, 395, 491, 496, 289, 574.

Triumphj of Christ over our enemies, 306, 487 ; over death, 75,
294, 348 ; in God, 77 ; over temporal eiremies, 78.

Trust, in Christ, 345, 362, 428, 532, 536, 543. 545, 561 ; in crea-
tures, vain, 141 ; in God, 565, 57, 87, 100, 141, 552.

THitll, grace, &c., 139; praise for, 278; and promises of God,
362, 410, 415; unchangeahle, 181.

Types of Christ, 454, 508 ; Centre in Christ, 381.

UJVBELIEF, danger of, 343; and envy, cured, 108; and im-
penitence, 449 : of Israel, 196 ; perverts the Gospel, 353

Unchangeable God, 414, 191-92, 181.

Unconverted state, 466. See Sinner.

Uvfruitfulness, 469.

Union, and peace, 260, 697 ; to Christ, 6^9 ; of saints on earth
and in heaven, 462, 698.

Unitii, of God, 395^ 493, 262 ; of spirit, 698.

Uttregenerate state, 466, 527, 463, 466, 3:18, 70. .

Unseen, Saviour, 347 ; things, 353. '

rJiJ\riTY, of creatures, 459 ; of life and riches, 124 ; of man,
112, 185, 275, 334, 643 ; of religion Without love^ 360 ; of thar
world, 380 ; of youth, 338.

rei7, looking within, 456, 467.



36 NEW INDEX OF SUBJECTS.

Vengeance of God, 150, 166.

Victory, of Christ over Satan, 428, 319 ; over death, 75, 348, 756;
over temporal enemies, 78, 83.

Virtues, Christian, 467.

Vision, beatific, 719 ; of the Lamb, 304, 387, 419.

Vows, fervent, 708 ; made in trouble, &c., 230.

WJirr/JSrO, for answer to prayer, 257 ; for pardon, 90.

Walking with God, 547.

Wanderer entreated, 688.

Wandering, affections, 385 ; thoughts, 361

Wants, God will supply, 296.

War, 78, 83, 140.

JVarfare, spiritual, 275-, 421, 541, 563, 718.

Warning, to saints, 173 ; to sinners, 575, 679. See Sinners

Washimr, spiritual, 296, 456.

Watchf Illness, 704-5, 542, 272, 111.

Watchful servants, 681, 704.

Water, spirit, &c., 479.

Waters, spiritual, 294, 445.

Way, Truth, &c., Christ the, 668; broad and narrow, 465, 467.

Weakness, Christ ()\ir strength in, 300, 350.

F/eary souls invited, 357, 688.

Weather, 147,281.

Welcume to the church, 741, 611 ; welcoming the cross, 701.

Wicked, Wickedness. See Sin, Sinner.

Will, obstinate, 318.

Winter 637 281 .

Wisdoin, carnal,' humbled, 298; of God, 222, 271} Christ the,
339, 480 ; of Providence, 64.

Witness of the Spirit, 36fi.

Word of God, Christ the, 292. See Scriptures.

Works, of creation, 209, 263 ; of grace, 280 ; good, illustrate faith,
359 ; profit men, not God, 72 ; not saving, 348, 361.

World, creation of, 458 ; conversion of, 724 ; crucifixion to, 478,
398 ; dangerous, 3S0 ; end of, 469, 766 ; farewell to, 566 ,
judged by saints, 287 ; slavery of, deplored, 701 : subjected
to Christ, 322; temptations of, 436; vanity of, 677.

Worldly men, 125.

Warship, accepted throush Christ, 395; Christ present at, 382;
close of, 587-8, 738"; daily, 137, 261; delight in, 143, 175,
382 ; divine condescension to, 400 ; family, 629-34 ; formality
in, 36J ; Gospel and order, 123 ; of heaven humble, 415 ; pri-
vate, 235, 447, 584, 745 ; public, 145, 175, 249, 258, 382, 737;
reverence in, 181, 201 ; sooial, 584, 745.

Worthy the Lamb, 321, 524. See Christ.

Wrath, day of, 761; from the judgment-seat, 64, 3J1 j treasured
up, 679.

YEAR, close of, C40 ; crowned with goodness, 148 ; new, 638>
748.

Yoke of Christ, 357.

Youth, advised, 339, 608 ; death of, 647 ; prayer for, 609 j vanity
of, 338.

ZEAL, in the Christian race, 312, 451 ; false and true, 535 ; for
God, 445; for the Gospel, 345, 376; and prudence, 111 j
against sin, 439.

ZecJiariah^s song, 314.

Zion, 121, 123, 145, 258. 297, 309 ; afflicted, 601 ; blessedness of,
250; citizen of, 71; glorious things spoken of, 616; God,
glory of, 412 ;— terrible to her enemies, 166; highway to,
61,5 : pruyer for, 617 ; restoratkm of, 205, G22, 726, 728 ; sings,
17C. ^S&e C^urck.



THE

PSALMS OF DAVID,

IMITATED IN THE LANGUAGE OF THE

NEW TESTAMENT.



PSALM 1. CM. YorJc. Canterhury. [*]
The Way and End of the Righteous and of the Wicked,

1 "13 LEST is the man who shuns the place,
_l3 Where sinners love to meet ;

Who fears to tread their wicked ways,
And hates the scoffer's seat : —

2 But in the statutes of the Lord,
Has placed his chief delight ;

By day he reads or hears the word,

And meditates by night.
b 3 [He, like a plant of generous kind,

By living waters set,
Safe from the storms and blasting wind,

Enjoys a peaceful state.]
o 4 Green as the leaf, and ever fair.

Shall his profession shine ;
While fruits of holiness appear,

Like clusters on the vine.

p 5 Not so the impious and unjust ;

What vain designs they form !
d Their hopes are blown away like dust,

Or chaff, before the storm.

g 6 Sinners in judgment shall not stand

Amongst the sons of grace,
When Christ the Judge, at his right hand,

Appoints his saints a place.
7 [His eye beholds the path they tread,

His heart approves it well ;
But crooked ways of sinners lead

Down to the gates of hell.]



52 PSALM 1.

S. M. Watchman. [*]

The Saint happy, the Sinner miserable.

1 [FfflHE man is ever blest,

-i- Who shuns the sinner's ways ;
Among their councils never stands,
Nor takes the scorner's place : —

2 But makes the law of God,
His study and delight,

Amidst the labours of the day,
And watches of the night.

3 He like a tree shall thrive,
With waters near the root :

Fresh as the leaf his name shall live,
His works are heavenly fruit.

4 Not so th' ungodly race ;
They no such blessings find :

Their hopes shall flee like empty chaff
Before the driving wind.

5 How will they bear to stand
Before that judgment seat,

Where all the saints, at Christ's right hand,
In full assembly meet.

6 He knows, and he approves,
The way the righteous go :

But sinners and their works shall meet
A dreadful overthrow.]

L. M. Quercij. Bath. [*]
TIte Difference betiveen the Righteous and the Wicked,

1 "yrAPPY the man whose cautious feet,
jm. Shun the broad way that sinners go }

Who hates the place where atheists meet,
And fears to talk as scoffers do.

2 He loves t' employ his morning light
Amongst the statutes of the Lord ;
And spends the wakeful hours of night,
With pleasure pondering o'er the word,

e 3 He, like a plant by gentle streams.

Shall flourish in immortal green ;
\) And heaven will shine with kindest beams,

On every v/ork his hands begin.



PSALM 2. 53



e 4 But sinners find their counsels crossed :
As chafF before the tempest flies,
So shall their hopes be blown and lost —

g When the last trumpet shakes the skies.

— 5 [In vain the rebel seeks to stand,

In judgment v/ith the pious race ;
e The dreadful Judge, with stern command,

Divides him to a different place.

d 6 " Straight is the way my saints have trod,
I blessed the path and drew it plain ;
But you would choose the crooked road ;
And down it leads to endless pain."]

PSALM 2. S. M. Dover. Sutton, [*]

Christ dying, rising, interceding, and reigning.

"AKER, and Sovereign Lord,
Of heaven and earth and seas,
Thy providence confirms thy word.
And answers thy decrees.

2 The things, so long foretold
By David, are fulfilled ;
p When Jews and Gentiles rose to slay
Jesus, thy holy child.

— 3 [Why did the Gentiles rage.
And Jews, with one accord,
Bend all their counsels, to destroy
Th' anointed of the Lord ?

4 Rulers and kings agree.
To form a vain design ;
Against the Lord their powers unite,
Against his Christ they join.

^ 5 The Lord derides their rage,
And will support his throne :
He who hath raised him from the dead
Hath owned him for his Son.]

PAUSE.

o 6 Now he's ascended high,

And asks to rule the earth ;
The merit of his blood he pleads,
And pleads his heavenly birth.



54 PSALM 2.

*^ 7 He asks, and God bestows

A large inheritance ; —
g Far as the world's remotest ends,

His kingdom shall advance.
e 8 The nations that rebel

Must feel his iron rod ;
He'll vindicate those honours well,

Which he received from God.

e 9 [Be wise, ye rulers, now,

And worship at his throne ;
With trembling joy, ye people, bow

To God's exalted Son,
d 10 If once his wrath arise.

Ye perish on the place ;
o Then blessed is the soul that flies

For refuge to his grace.]

C, M, Bedford. St. Ann's. [*]

Christ exalted and his Enemies warned^

P l "\^/'HY did the nations join to slay
V V The Lord's anointed Son ?
Why did they cast his laws away.
And tread his gospel down ?

rrrrrQ The Lord, who sits above the skies,
Derides their rage below ;
He speaks with vengeance in his eyes,
And strikes their spirits through.

d 3 ^' I call him my eternal Son,
And raise him from the dead ;
I make my holy hill his throne.
And wide his kingdom spread."

4 ["Ask me, my Son, and then enjoy

The utmost heathen lands :
Thy rod of iron shall destroy

The rebel who withstands."]

e 5 Be wise, ye rulers of the earth,
Obey the anointed Lord ;
Adore the King of heavenly birth.
And tremble at his word.

D 6 With humble love address his throne j

For if he frown, ye die ;
•!— Those are secure, and those alone.

Who on his grace rejy.



PSALM 2. 55

L. M. Bath. [*]

Christ's Death, Resurrection, and Ascension.

1 ["TTCrHY did the Jews proclaim their rage ?
W The Romans, why their swords employ.

Against the Lord their powers engage,

His dear Anointed to destroy ?
d 2 " Come, let us break his bands," say they,

" This man shall never give us laws : "
-^And thus they cast his yoke away.

And nailed the Monarch to the cross,
g 3 But God, who high in glory reigns,

Laughs at their pride, their rage controls j

He'll vex their hearts with inward pains,

And speak in thunder to their souls.

d 4 " I will maintain the king I made,
On Zion's everlasting hill ;
My hand shall bring him from the dead,
And he shall stand your Sovereign still,"

o 5 (His wondrous rising from the earth,

Makes his eternal Godhead known,
o The Lord declares his heavenly birth ;
d " This day have I begot my Son.

6 "Ascend, my Son, to my right hand.

There thou shalt ask, and T bestow,

The utmost bounds of heathen lands ;

To thee the northern isles shall bow.")

e 7 But nations that resist his grace,
Shall fall beneath his iron stroke ;
His rod shall crush his foes with ease.
As potters' earthen ware is broke.

PAUSE.

' — 8 Now, ye that sit on earthly thrones,
Be wise, and serve the Lord, the Lamb ;
Now to his feet submit your crowns,
Rejoice and tremble at his name.

e 9 With humble love address the Son,

Lest he grow angry, and ye die ;
e His wrath will burn to worlds unknown,

If ye provoke his jealousy.

g 10 His storms shall drive you quick to hell |

He is a God, and ye but dust :
O Happy the souls who know him well,

Aijd make his grace their only trust,]



56 PSALM 3.

PSALM 3. C. M. Canterbury. Barhy. [*]

Doubts and Fears suppressed ; or, God our Defence
from Sin and Satan.
p 1 "IVf Y God, how many are my fears !

AjJL How fast my foes increase !
— Conspiring my eternal death,
They break my present peace.

e 2 The lying tempter would persuade,
There's no relief in heaven ;
And all my swelling sins appear
Too big to be forgiven.

— 3 But thou, my glory and my strength,
Shalt on the tempter tread ;
Shalt silence all my threatening guilt,
And raise my drooping head.

e 4 [I cried, and from his holy hill
He bowed a listening ear ;
I called my Father and my God ;
And he subdued my fear.

5 He shed soft slumbers on mine eyes,

In spite of all my foes ;
I 'woke and wondered at the grace.

That guarded my repose.]

g 6 What though the host of death and hell.
All armed, against me stood ;
Terrors no more shall shake my soul j
My refuge is my God.

o 7 Arise, O Lord, fulfill thy grace,
While 1 thy glory sing :
My God has broke the serpent's teeth.
And Death has lost his sting.

o 8 Salvation to the Lord belongs ;
His arm alone can save :
Blessings attend thy people here,
And reach beyond the grave.

L. M. Worship. Arrnley. [b]
Ver. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8. — A Morning Psalm*
1 /^ LORD, how many are my foes,

\-r In this weak state of flesh and blood !
My peace they daily discompose,
But niy defejice and hope is God.



PSALM 4. 57

fi 2 Tired with the burdens of the day,
To thee I raised an evening cry :
Thou heard'st when I began to pray,
And thine ahiiighty help was nigh.

— 3 Supported by thy heavenly aid,
I laid me down, and slept secure ;
Not death should make my heart afraid,
Though I should wake and rise no more.

o 4 But God sustained me all the night :
Salvation doth to God belong :
He raised my head to see the light,
And make his praise my morning song.

PSALM 4. L. M. Green's. Islington, [b]
Ver. J, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7. — God our Portion, and Christ
our Hope.

1 jr\ GOD of grace and righteousness,
\J^ Hear and attend, when I complain ;

Thou hast enlarged me in distress,
Bow down a gracious ear again.

2 Ye sons of men, in vain ye try,
To turn my glory into shame ;

e How long will scoffers love to lie.
And dare reproach my Saviour's name .'*

d 3 Know that the Lord divides his saints

From all the tribes of men beside :
e He hears the cry of penitents,

For the dear sake of Christ who died.
— 4 When our obedient hands have done

A thousand works of righteousness,
o We put our trust in God alone.

And glory in his pardoning grace.
—5 Let the unthinking many say,
e '^ Who will bestow some earthly good ? "
— Bat, Lord, thy light and love we pray j

Oar souls desire this heavenly food.

s 6 Then shall m}'- cheerful powers rejoice,
At grace and favours so divine ;
Nor will I change my happy choice.
For all their corn, and all their wine.

C. M. Barhj. York. [*]

Ver. 3, 4, 5, 8. — Jin Evening Psalm.
1 "I" ORD, thou wilt hear u\e when I pray ;
-i-J I ajia forever thine ;



58 PSALM 5.

1 fear before thee all the day,
Nor would I dare to sin.

e 2 And while 1 rest my weary head,

From cares and business free,

'Tis sweet conversing on my bed.

With my own heart and thee.

— 3 I pay this evening sacrifice :
And Avhen my work is done,
Great God, my faith, my hope relies
Upon thy grace alone.

4 Thus with my thoughts composed to peace,

I'll give mine eyes to sleep ;
Thy hand in safety keeps my days,

And will my slumbers keep.

PSALM 5. C. M. Reading. Sunday, [b]
For the Lord's Day Morning.

1 1|~ ORD, in the morning thou shalt hear
■J A My voice ascending high ;

To thee will I direct my prayer.
To thee lift up mine eye.

2 Up to the hills where Christ is gone,
To plead for all his saints,

Presenting at his Father's throne
Our songs and our complaints.

e 3 Thou art a God, before whose sight
The wicked s'hall not stand ;
Sinners shall ne'er be thy delight,
Nor dwell at thy right hand.

o 4 But to thy house will I resort.
To taste thy mercies there ;
I will frequent thy holy court.
And worship in thy fear.

^-5 O may thy Spirit guide my feet,
In ways of righteousness ;
Make every path of duty straight,
And plain before my face.

PAUSE.

() [My watchful enemies combine,

To tempt my feet astray ;
They flatter with a base design,

To make my soul their prey.



PSALM 6. 59

7 Lord, crush the serpent in the dust,
And all his plots destroy ;

While those that in thy mercy trust,
Forever shout for joy.

8 The men who love and fear thy name.
Shall see their hopes fulfilled ;

The mighty God will compass them,
With favour as a shield.]

PSALM 6. C. M. Wantage, [b]

Comjdaint in Sickness ; or, Diseases healed.

e 1 TN anger, Lord, rebuke me not ;
JL Withdraw the dreadful storm :
Nor let thy fury burn so hot,
Against a feeble worm.

p 2 My soul's bowed down with heavy cares.
My flesh with pain oppressed :
My couch is witness to my tears,
My tears forbid my rest.

3 Sorrow and pain wear out my days ;
I waste the night with cries,

Counting the minutes as they pass,
Till the slow morning rise.

4 Shall 1 be still tormented more ?
Mine eyes consumed with grief;

How long, my God. how long, before
Thine hand afford relief .-'

— 5 He hears when dust and ashes speak,
He pities all our groans ;
He saves us for his mercy's sake,
And heals our broken bones.

o 6 The virtue of his sovereign word

Restores our fainting breath :
e For silent graves praise not the Lord,

Nor is he known in death.

L. M. Dresden. Flei/el [b]

TcTKi'ptattons in Sickness overcome.

1 [T ORD, I can suffer thy rebukes,

■ i A When thou with kindness dost chastise ;
But thy fierce wrath 1 cannot bear,
O let it not ajrainst me rise;



60 PSALM 7.

2 Pity my languishing estate,
And ease the sorrows that I feel ;

The wounds thine heavy hand hath made ;

let thy gentler touches heal.

3 See how I pass my weary days,

In sighs and groans ; and when 'tis nighty
My bed is watered with my tears ;
My grief consumes and dims my sight.

4 Look, how the powers of nature mourn I
How long. Almighty God, how long ?
When shall thine hour of grace return ?
When shall I make thy grace my song .'

5 I feel my flesh so near the grave,
My thoughts are tempted to despair ;
But graves can never praise the Lord,
For all is dust and silence there.

6 Depart, ye tempters, from my soul,
And all despairing thoughts depart ;
My God, who hears my humble moan.
Will ease my flesh, and cheer my heart.]

PSALM 7. C. M. Bedford, [b]
God's Care of his People against Persecutors.

1 IVfY trust is in my Heavenly Friend,
J-fj. My hope in thee, my God :

Rise, and my helpless life defend.
From those who seek my blood,

d 2 With insolence and fury they
My soul in pieces tear :
As hungry lions rend the prey,
When no deliverer's near.

• — 3 If I have e'er provoked thera first.
Or once abused my foe ;
Then let him tread my life to dust,
And lay mine honour low.

e 4 If there were malice found in me,
(I know thy piercing eyes,)
I should not dare appeal to thee,
Nor ask ray God to rise.

o 5 Arise, my God, lift up thy hand.
Their pride and power control ;
Awake to judgment, and command
Deliverance for my soul.



PSALM 8. 61

PAUSE.

d 6 [Let sinners, and their wicked rage,
Be humbled to the dust ;
Shall not the God of truth engage
To vindicate the just ?

— 7 He knows the heart, he tries the reins,
He will defend th' upright ;
His sharpest arrows he ordains,
Against the sons of spite.

— 8 For me their malice digged a pit,
But there themselves are cast ;
My God makes all their mischief light
'On their own heads at last.

e 9 That cruel persecuting race

Must feel his dreadful sword :
o Awake, my soul, and praise the grace.

And justice ot the Lord.]

PSALM 8. S. M. St. Thomas. [*]
God's Condescension in conferring Honour upon Man*

1 £^ LORD, our Heavenly King,
x_>r Thy name is all divine ',

Thy glories round the earth are spread.
And o'er the heavens they shine.

2 When to thy works on high,
I raise my wondering eyes,

And see the moon complete in light.
Adorn the darksome skies 3 —

3 When I survey the stars.
And all their shining forms,

Lord, what is man, that worthless thing,
Akin to dust and worms .''

4 Lord, what is worthless man ;
That thou should'st love him so 1

g Next to thine angels is he placed, .

And lord of all below.

— 5 Thine honours crown his head,
While beasts like slaves obey,
And birds that cut the air with wingSj
And fish that cleave the sea.

O 6 How rich thy bounties are !

And wondrous are thy ways :



62 PSALM 8.

o Of dust and worms thy power can frame
A monument of praise.

— 7 [Out of the mouths of babes
And sucklings, thou canst draw
Surprising honours to thy name ;
And strike the world with awe.

o 8 O Lord, our heavenly King,

Thy name is all divine :
g Thy glories round the earth are spread,

And o'er the heavens they shine.]

C. M. Mear. [*]

ChrisVs Coiidescension and Glorification.

1 [/^ LORD, our Lord, how wondrous great
V^ Is thine exalted name !
o The glories of thy heavenly state
Let men and babes proclaim.

— 2 When I behold thy works on high,
The moon that rules the night.
And stars that well adorn the sky,
Those moving worlds of light ; —

e 3 Lord, what is man, or all his race,
Who dwells so far below,
That thou should 'st visit him with grace,
And love his nature so !

4 That thine eternal Son should bear.
To take a mortal form ;
p Made lower than his angels are.
To save a dying worm.

— 5 Yet, while he lived on earth unknown,
And men would not adore ;
Th' obedient seas and fishes own
o His Godhead and his power.

g 6 The waves lay spread beneath his feet
And fish at his command,
Bring their large shoals to Peter's net j
Bring tribute to his hand.

7 These lesser glories of the Son;
Shone through the fleshy cloud ;
e Now we behold him on his throne,
And men confess him God.



PSALM 8. 63



o 8 Let Him be crowned with majesty,

Who bowed his head to death ;
o And be liis honours sounded high,

By all things that have breath.

e 9 Jesus, our Lord, how wondrous great

Is thine exalted name !
g 'I'he glories of thy heavenly state,

Let the whole earth proclaim.]

L. M. First Part. Blendon. Bath. [*]
Ver. 1, 2, paraphrased. — Children praising God.

1 A LMiGHTY Ruler of the skies,

J\- Through the wide earth thy name is spread ;
g And thine eternal glories rise,

O'er all the heavens thy hands have made.

— 2 To thee the voices of the young

A monument of honour raise ;
e And babes, with uninstructed tongue,
o Declare the wonders of thy praise.

— 3 Thy power assists their tender age,
To bring proud rebels to the ground ;
To still the bold blasphemer's rage.
And all their policies confound.

o 4 Children amidst thy temple throng.
To see their great Redeemer's face ;
The Son of David is their song,
And young hosannas fill the place.

e 5 The frowning scribes and angry priests

In vain their impious cavils bring :

Revenge sits silent in their breasts,
o While Jewish babes proclaim their King.

L. M. Second Part. Quercy. Moreton. [*]

Ver. 3, &c. paraphrased.
Adam and Christ, Lords of the old and new Creation.
e 1 "H~ ORD, what w^as man, when made at first,
H i Adam, the offspring of the-dust,
That thou should'st set him and his race
But just below an angel's place .''

2 That thou should'st raise his nature so,
And make him lord of all below ;

Make every beast and bird submit,
And lay the fishes at his feet ?



m PSALM 9.



,o 3 But O what brighter glories wait,

To crown the second Adam's state !
4) What honours shall thy Son adorn,

Who condescended to be born !

,e 4 See him below his angels made !
p See him in dust among the dead, —
— To save a ruined world from sin !
o But he shall reign with power divine.

g 5 The world to come, redeemed from all
The miseries that attend the fall,
New inade, and glorious, shall submit
At our exalted Saviour's feet.

PSALM 9. C. M. First Part. Wear. [*]
Wrath and Mercy from the Judgment Seat.

1 "^XriTH my whole heart, I'll raise my song,

V V Thy wonders I'll proclaim;
Thou, sovereign Judge of right and wrong,
Wilt put my foes to shame.

2 I'll sing thy majesty and grace ;
My God prepares his throne.

To judge the world in righteousness,
And make his vengeance known.

3 Then shall the Lord a refuge prove
For all who are oppressed ;

To save the people of his love,

And give the weary rest.
^ 4 The men who know thy name, will trust

In thy abundant grace ;
For thou hast ne'er forsook the just,

Who humbly seek thy face.

jO 5 Sing praises to the righteous Lord,
Who dwells on Zion's hill;
Who executes his threatening word.
And doth his grace fulfill.

C. M. Second Part. Colchester. [*]

Verse V2. — The Wisdom and Equity of Providence.

1 "^XrHEN the great Judge supreme and just,

▼ T Shall once inquire for blood.
The humble souls who mourn in dust.
Shall find a faithful God.

4> 2 He from the dreadful gates of death
Does his own children raise •



PSALM 10. 65



In Zion's gates with cheerful breath,
They sing their Father's praise.

3 His foes shall fall, with heedless feet,
Into the pit they made ;

And sinners perish in the net,

That their own hands have spread.

4 [Thus, by thy judgments, mighty God,
Are thy deep counsels known ;

When men of mischief are destroyed,
The snare must be their own.

PAUSE.

d 5 The wicked shall sink down to hell ;
Thy wrath devour the lands
That dare forget thee, or rebel
Against thy known commands.]

. — 6 Though saints to sore distress are brought,
And wait and long complain ;
Their cries shall never be forgot.
Nor shall their hopes be vain.

o 7 Rise, great Redeemer, from thy seat.

To judge and save the poor ;
g Let nations tremble at thy feet,



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