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Plunge the destroyers in the pit
That their own hands have made. & Let fogs and darkness hide their way,
And slippery be their ground; Thy wrath shall make their lives a prey,
And all their rage confound. 5 They ily like chaft before the wind,
Before thine angry breath ; The angel of the Lord behind
Pursues them down to death. 6 They love the road that leads to hell ;
Then let the rebels die, Whose malice is implacable
Against the Lord on high. 7 But if thou hast a chosen few
Amongst that impious race, Divide them from the bloody crew,
By thy surpassing grace.
To make thy wonders known;
And bless thee for my own.
PSALM 35.-2d Part. C. M. L*] Ver. 12-14. Love to enemies ; or, the love of
Christ to sinners typified in David. EHOLD the love, the generous love,
Hark, bow his sounding bowels, move
To his afflicted foes! 2 When they are sick, his soul complains,
And seems to feel the smart;
And melts his pious heart.
3 How did bis Aowing tears condole,
As for a brother dead!
While for their life he pray'd. 4 They groan'd and curs'd bim on their bed;
Yet still he pleads and mourns ; And double blessings on his head
T'he righteous God returns.
Thus Christ the Lord appears :
And pities them with tears.
Blest, and belov'd of God,
Paid his own dearest blood.
PSALM 36.-L. M. [*] Ver. 5-9. The perfections and providence of
God; or, general providence and special
TIGH in the heavens, eternal God!
Thy goodness in full glory shines ; Thy truth shall break through every cloud
That veils and darkens thy designs. 2 Forever frin thy justice stands,
As mountains their foundations keep;
Thy judgments are a mighty deep. 3 Thy providence is kind and large;
Both man and beast thy bounty share;
4 My God! how excellent thy grace,
Whence all our hope and comfort springs!
Fly to the shadow of thy wings.
We shall be fed with sweet repast ;
And brings salvation to our taste.
Springs from the presence of my Lord;
PSALM 86.-C. M. [*]
posed; or, the being and attributes of God
CHILE men grow bold in wicked ways,
And yet a God they own,
« Their thoughts believe there's none." 2 Their thoughts and ways at once declare,
(Whate'er their lips profess)
“ Nor will they seek his grace.”
But there's a bastening hour,
The terrors of thy power.
Though mountains melt away;
A deep unfathom'd sea.
5 Above these heavens' created rounds,
Thy mercies, Lord, extend;
Where time and nature end.
Nor overlooks the beast : Beneath the shadow of thy wings
Thy children choose to rest. 7 [From thee, when creature streams run
And mortal comforts die, [low, Perpetual springs of life shall flow,
And raise our pleasures ligh. 8 Though all created light decay,
And death close up our eyes, Thy presence makes eternal day,
Where clouds can never rise.)
PSALM 36.-S. M. [b] Ver. 1-7. The wickedness of man, and the
majesty of God; ör, practical Atheism ex
posed. 1 THEN man grows bold in sin,
" He hath no faith of God within,
“ Nor fear before his eyes."
In 'a self-flattering dream,
Expose his hateful nanie.) 3 His heart is false and foul,
His words are smooth and fair;
And leaves no goodness there.
4 He plots upon his bed,
New mischiefs to fulfil;
To practise all that's .ill.
Though men renounce his fear;
Shall one great day appear.
In heaven his mercies dwell;
His anger burns to bell. 7 7 How excellent his love!
Whence all our safety springe :
From underneath his wings!
PSALM 57.-1st Part. C. M. [b]
Ver. 1-15. The cure of enry, fretfulness and unbelief: Y,
the rewards of the righteous and the wicked:
To see the wicked rise?
By violence and lies ?
Before the evening fades,
In everlasting shades.