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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.
8 Then will I raise my tuneful voice,

To make thy wonders known;
In their salvation I'll rejoice,

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;
The spirit of the gospel reighs,

And melts his pious heart.

3 How did bis Aowing tears condole,

As for a brother dead!
And fasting mortify'd bis soul,

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.
5 O glorious type of hoavenly grace!

Thus Christ the Lord appears :
While sinners curse, the Saviour prays,

And pities them with tears.
6 He, the true David, Israel's King,

Blest, and belov'd of God,
To save us rebels, dead in sin,

Paid his own dearest blood.

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PSALM 36.-L. M. [*] Ver. 5-9. The perfections and providence of

God; or, general providence and special

grace. 1

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;
Wise are the wonders of thy hands;

Thy judgments are a mighty deep. 3 Thy providence is kind and large;

Both man and beast thy bounty share;
The whole creation is thy charge,
But saints are thy peculiar care,

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4 My God! how excellent thy grace,

Whence all our hope and comfort springs!
The sons of Adam in distress

Fly to the shadow of thy wings.
5 From the provisions of thy house

We shall be fed with sweet repast ;
There mercy, like a river, flows,

And brings salvation to our taste.
6 Life, like a fountain, rich and free,

Springs from the presence of my Lord;
And in thy light our souls shall see
The glories promis'd in thy word.

PSALM 86.-C. M. [*]
Ver. 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 9. Practical Atheism em

posed; or, the being and attributes of God
asserted.

CHILE men grow bold in wicked ways,

And yet a God they own,
My heart within me often says,

« Their thoughts believe there's none." 2 Their thoughts and ways at once declare,

(Whate'er their lips profess)
“God hath no wrath for them to fear,

“ Nor will they seek his grace.
3 What strange self-flattery blinds their eyer

But there's a bastening hour,
When they shall see with sore surprise,

The terrors of thy power.
Thy justice shall maintain its throne,

Though mountains melt away;
Thy judgments are a world unkpown,

A deep unfathom'd sea.

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5 Above these heavens' created rounds,

Thy mercies, Lord, extend;
Thy truth outlives the narrow bounds,

Where time and nature end.
6 Safety to man thy goodness brings,

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,

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" He hath no faith of God within,

“ Nor fear before his eyes."
He walks awhile conceal'd

In 'a self-flattering dream,
Till his dark crimes, at once reveald,

Expose his hateful nanie.) 3 His heart is false and foul,

His words are smooth and fair;
Wisdom is bapish'd from his soul,

And leaves no goodness there.

4 He plots upon his bed,

New mischiefs to fulfil;
He sets his heart, and hands, and head

To practise all that's .ill.
5 But there's a dreadful God,

Though men renounce his fear;
His justice, bid behind the cloud,

Shall one great day appear.
6 His truth transcends the sky;

In heaven his mercies dwell;
Deep as the sea his judgments lie,

His anger burns to bell. 7 7 How excellent his love!

Whence all our safety springe :
O never let my soul remove

From underneath his wings!

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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:
or, the world's hatred, and the int's patience:
THY should I vex my soul, and fret

To see the wicked rise?
Or envy sinners, waxing great

By violence and lies ?
2 As flowery grass cut down at noon,

Before the evening fades,
So shall their glories vanish soon

In everlasting shades.
3 Then let me make the Lord wy trust,
And practise all that's good;

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