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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.

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

Truth, grace, &C, 139; praise for, 278 ; and promises of God,
362, 410, 415 ; unchangeable, 181.

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

UNBELIEF, 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.

Unfruitf ulness, 469.

Union, and peace, 260, 697 ; to Christ, 699 ; of saints on earth
and in heaven, 462, 698.

Unity, of God, 395, 493, 262; of spirit, 698.

Unregenerate state, 466, 527, 463, 466, 318, 70.

Unseen, Saviour, 347 ; things, 353.

VANITY, of creatures, 459 ; of life and riches, 124 ; of man,
112, 185, 275, 334, 643 ; of religion without love, 360 ; of thef
world, 380 ; of youth, 338.

Veil, looking within, 456, 467.



35 NEW INDEX OP 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.

WAITING, 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.

Warfare, spiritual, 275, 421,541, 563, 718.

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

Washing, spiritual, 296, 456.

Watchfulness, 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 our strength in, 300, 356.

Weary souls invited, 357, 688.

Weather, 147, 281.

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

Wicked, Wickedness. See Sin, Sinner.

Will, obstinate, 318.

Winter, 637, 281.

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

Witness of the Spirit, 366.

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, 380 ; 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.

Worship, accepted through Christ, 395; Christ present at, 382 j
close of, 587-8, 738^; daily, 137, 261 ; delight in, 143, 175,
382 ; divine condescension to, 400 ; family, 629-34; formality
in, 361 ; 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 ; social, 584, 745.

Worthy the Lamb, 321, 524. See Christ.

Wrath, day of, 761 ; from the judgment-seat, 64, 311 ; treasured
up, 679.

YEAR, close of, 640 ; crowned with goodness, 148 ; new, 638,
748.

Yoke of Christ, 357.

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

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

ZechariaK'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,
615 ; prayer for, 617 ; restoration of, 205, 622, 726, 728 ; sings,
176. See Chureh.



THE



PSALMS OF DAVID,

IMITATED IN THE LANGUAGE OF THE

NEW TESTAMENT.



PSALM 1. C. M. York. Canterbury. [*]
The Way and End of the Righteous and of the Wicked.

1 TT>LEST is the man who shuns the place,
_B3 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 [rglHE man is ever blest,

JL 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 1 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. Quercy. Bath. [*]
The Difference between the Righteous and the Wicktd.

1 TTTTAPPY the man whose cautious feet,
jLjL 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 .

c 3 He, like a plant by gentle streams,

Shall flourish in immortal green ;
b And heav'n will shine with kindest beams^

On every work his hands begin.



PSALM 2. 5S

4 But sinners find their counsels cross'd :
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 with 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,
4 1 bless'd the path and drew it plain ;
4 But you would choose the crooked road ;
* And down it leads to endless pain/]

. n i

PSALM 2. S. M. Dover. Sutton. [*]
Christ dying, rising, interceding, and reigning.

1 "IV/fAKER, and SovVeign Lord,
J-Tl Of heaven and earth and seas,

Thy providence confirms thy word,
And answers thy decrees.

2 The things, so long foretold
By David, are fulfill'd ;

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 pow'fs unite,
Against his Christ they join.

d 5 The Lord derides their rage,
And will support his throne :
He who hath rais'd him from the dead
Hath own'd him for his Son.]

PAUSE.

o 6 Now he's ascended high,

And asks to rule the earth ;
The merit of his blood he pleada,
And pleads his heavenly birth.
5*



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 receiv'd 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. Aim's. [*]

Christ exalted and his Enemies warned.

p 1 "^T^/'HY did the nations join to slay
▼ T The Lord's anointed Son?
Why did they cast his laws away,
And tread his gospel down ?

— 2 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 c Ask me, my Son, and then enjoy

4 The utmost heathen lands :
4 Thy rod of iron shall destroy

4 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.

o 6 With humble love address his throw

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

Who on his grace rely.






PSALM 2. bb

L. M. Bath. [*]

ChrisVs Death, Resurrection, and Jltcension.

1 [~%/¥7"HY did the Jews proclaim their rage?

it The Romans, why their swords employ t
Against the Lord their powers engage,
His dear Anointed to destroy ?

d 2 ' Come, let us break his bands, say they^
4 This man shall never give us laws t*

—And thus they cast his yoke away,
And naiPd the Monarch to the cross.

g 3 But God, who high in glory reigns,
Laughs at their pride, their rage controls $
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 ;
4 My hand shall bring him from the dead,,
1 And he shall stand your Sovereign still. 1

5 (His wondrous rising from the earthy
Makes his eternal Godhead known,

o The Lord declares his heavenly birth \

d 4 This day have I begot my Son.
6 l Ascend my Son, to my right hand,
1 There thou shalt ask, and I bestow,
4 The utmost bounds of Heathen lands $
4 To thee the northern isles shall bow. 1 )

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.

TAXTSE.

— 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 storm shall drive you quick to hell |

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

And make his grace their only trust.]



56 PSALM 3.

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

Doubts and Fears suppressed ; or, God our Defence

from Sin and Satan.
p 1 TVf Y God, how many are my fears !

JLf! JL How fast my foes increase !
-—Conspiring my eternal death,

They break my present peace.

e 2 The lying 1 tempter would persuade,
There's no relief in heav'n ;
And all my swelling' sins appear
Too big to be forgiv'n.

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

e 4 [I cry'd, and from his holy hill
He bow'd a list'ning ear ;
I call'd my father and my God ;
And he subdu'd my fear.

5 He shed soft slumbers on mine eyes,

In spite of all my foes ;
I 'woke and wonder'd at the grace,

That guarded my repose.]

g 6 What though the host of death and hell.
All arm'd, against me stood ;
Terrours no more shall shake my soul ;
My refuge is my God.

o 7 Arise, O Lord, fulfil thy grace,
While I 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. Armley. [b]

Ver. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8. — A Morning Psalm*

1 £~\ LORD, how many are my foes,

V-F In this weak state of flesh and blood !
My peace they daily discompose,
But my defenae and hope is God.



PSALM 4. &1

— — ■—— «*■■ ■■ ■j i Mimm ■ ! - » M ... — * ■■■ ■ !■■■■ ■ ■ i mmp.i i <

e 2 Tir'd with the burdens of the day,

To thee I rais'd an ev'ning cry :

Thou heardst when I began to pray,

And thine Almighty help was nigh.
—3 Supported by thy heavily 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 sustain'd me all the night :

Salvation doth to God belong :

He rais'd my head to see the light,

And make his praise my morning song.

" -ill ■ ■ -I I ■ II I IMMHMMMMHI

PSALM 4. L. M. Green's. Islington, [b]

Ver. 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7. — God our portion, and Christ

our Hope.

1 f\ GOD of grace and righteousness,
V-F 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 pard'ning grace.
— 5 Let the unthinking many say,
e " Who will bestow some earthly good ? M
—But, Lord, thy light and love we pray ;

Our souls desire this heav'nly food,
s 6 Then shall my cheerful pow'rs rejoice,

At grace and favours so divine ;

Nor will I change my happy choice,

For all their corn, and all their wine.
C. M. Barby. York. [*]
Ver. 3, 4, 5, 8. — An Evening Psalm.

11" ORD, thou wilt hear me when I pray;
JLjl I am forever thine ;



58 PSALM 5.

I fear before thee all the day,

Nor would I dare to sin,

e 2 And while I 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 when my work is done,
Great God, my faith, my hope relies

Upon thy grace alone.
4 Thus with my thoughts compos'd 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 LorcPs Day Morning.

1 IT ORD, in the morning thou shalt hear
JLi 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 shall 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 ev'ry path of duty straight,
And plain before my face.

PAUSE.

6 [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,
For ever shout for joy.

8 The men who love and fear thy name,
Shall see their hopes fulfill'd ;

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

PSALM 6. C. M. Wantage, [b]
Complaint in Sickness : or, Diseases healed,
e 1 "H"N anger, Lord, rebuke me not ;
_H_ Withdraw the dreadful storm :
Nor let thy fury burn so hot,
Against a feeble worm.

p 2 My soul's bow'd down with heavy cares,
My flesh with pain opprest :
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 I be still tormented more?
Mine eyes consum'd 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 cur broken bones.

O 6 The virtue of his sov'reign word

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

Nor is he known in death.

L. M. [b] Dresden. Pleyel.

Temptations in Sickness overcome,

1 ["I " ORD, I can suffer thy rebukes,

- JL^ When thou with kindness doth chastise ;

But thy fierce wrath I cannot bear,

O let it not against 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 night,
My bed is water'd with my tears ;
My grief consumes and dims my sight.

4 Look, how the powers of nature mourn [
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]
GodPs Care of his People against Persecutors,

1 T%/TY trust is in my heav'nly Friend,
JLfjL My hope in thee, my God :

o 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 deliv'rer's near.

—3 If I had e'er provok'd them first,
Or once abus'd 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 my God to rise.

o 5 Arise, my God, lift up thy hand,
Their pride and pow'r control ;
Awake to judgment, and command
DelivVance for my soul.



PSALM 8. 61

— ■»■»— — — ■— — — iii t. . 1 i ii m. li . '■ i

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 1 upright ;
His sharpest arrows he ordains,
Against the sons of spite.

—8 For me their malice digg'd 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 of the Lord.]

PSALM 8. S. M. St. Thomas. [*]
GocPs Condescension in conferring Honour upon Man,

1 g~\ LORD, our heav'nly King,
V>r Thy name is all divine ;

Thy glories round the earth are spread,
And o'er the heav'ns they shine.

2 When to thy works on high,
I raise my wond'ring eyes,

And see the moon complete in light,
Adorn the darksome skies ;-—

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 shouldst love him so ?

g» Next to thine angels is he plac'd,
And lord of all below.

— & Thine honours crown his head,

While beasts like slaves obey,
And birds that cut the air with wings>

And fish that cleave the sea.
o 6 How rich thy bounties are J

And wondrous are thy ways -;,



62 PSALM 8.



o Of dust and worms thy pow'r 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 Lord, our heav'nly King,

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

And o'er the heav'ns they shine.]

C. M. Mear. [*]

CkrisVs Condescension, and Glorification,

1 [f\ LORD, our Lord, how wond'rous great
\Jr Is thine exalted name :
o The glories of thy heav'nly 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 I

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 liv'd on earth unknown,
And men would not adore ;
Th' obedient seas and fishes own
o His Godhead and his pow'r.

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

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



PSALM 8. 63

o 8 Let Him be crown' d with majesty,
Who bow'd his head to death ;

And be his honours sounded high,

By all thing's that have breath,
e 9 Jesus, our Lord, how wond'rous great

Is thine exalted name !
g The glories of thy heavenly state,

Let the whole earth proclaim.]

L. M. First Part. Blendon. Bath. [*]
Verse 1, 2, Paraphrased. — Children Praising God,

1 A LMIGHTY Ruler of the skies,

J\. Thro 1 the wide earth thy name is spread ;
g And thine eternal glories rise,

O'er all the heav'ns 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 pow'r 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.

Jldam, and Christ, Lords of the old and new Creation,

ell" ORD, what was man, when made at first,
JLi Adam, the offspring of the dust,
That thou shouldst 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 ev'ry beast and bird submit,
And lay the fishes at his feet ?



64 PSALM 9.

o 3 But O what brighter glories wait,

To crown the second Adam's state !
o 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 ruin'd world from sin !
o But he shall reign with pow'r divine.

g 5 The world to come, redeem'd from all
The mis'ries that attend the fall,
New made, and glorious, shall submit
At our exalted Saviour's feet.

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

1 "^S^7"ITH my whole heart, I'll raise my song,

TT Thy wonders I'll proclaim ;
Thou, sov'reign 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 opprest ;

To save the people of his love,
And give the weary rest.

e 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.

o 5 Sing praises to the righteous Lord,
Who dwells on Zion's hill ;
Who executes his threat'ning word,
And doth his grace fulfil.

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

Verse 12. — The Wisdom and Equity of Providence.

1 "VXTHEN the great Judge supreme and just,

T T Shall once inquire for blood,
The humble souls who mourn in dust,
Shall find a faithful God.
o 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 shiners 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 destroyM,

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 Tho 1 saints to sore distress are brought,



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