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15 Towards the Lord my waiting eyes
continually are set :
my feet out of the net.
have mercy me upon : Because I solitary am,
and in affliction. 17 Enlarg’d the griefs are of mine heart :
me from distress relieve. 18 See mine affliction and my pain,
and all my sins forgive. 19 Consider thou mine enemies,
because they many are, And it a cruel hatred is,
which they against me bear.
- do thou deliver me;
do put my trust in thee. 21 0 let integrity and truth .
. keep me who thee attend. 22 Redemption, Lord, to Israel,
from all his troubles send.
· PSALM XXVI.
A Psalm of DAVID. Here  David solemnly appeals to God, concerning his integrity ; his constant regard to him and his grace; his regular attendance upon instituted ordinances; and his fixed aversion to sin and sinners, ver. 1.8.  He deprecates from himself, the condemnation of the wicked, and his being shut up in society with them, ver. 9, 10.  Depending on the mercy of God, he resolves
to hold fast his integrity, and maintain his confident hopes of eternal life, ver. 11, 12.
While I sing, let the perfect God man come into my mind. Let me wash myself in his blood, and so compass God's altar with songs of praise for his favours. Making Jesus' example my pattern ; let his ordinances be my pleasure, and his people my sole intimates and familiars on earth.
TUDGE me, O Lord, for I have walk'd .) in mine integrity : I trusted also in the Lord ;
slide therefore shall not I. 2 Examine me, and do me prove :
try heart and reins, O God. 3 For thy love is before mine eyes,
thy. truth's paths I have trode. 4 With persons vain I have not sat,
nor with dissemblers gone. To Th’ assembly of ill men I hate ;
to sit with such I shun.
I'll wash and purify:
and compass it will I.
may publish and declare,
that great and wond’rous are. 8 The habitation of thy house,
Lord, I have loved well; ·
where doth thine honour dwell. 9 With sinners gather not my soul,
and such as blood would spill:
10 Whose hands mischievous plots, right hand
corrupting bribes do fill. 11 But as for me I will walk on
in mine integrity :
be merciful to me.
doth stand with stedfastness : Within the congregations
th’ Eternal I will bless.
A Psalm of DAVID. For thy instruction, my soul, behold here. (1) The holy courage and undaunted bravery of true faith, amidst manifold dangers and enemies, ver. 1-3. (2) What earnestness there ought to be ; and what pleasure, profit, and honour there are, in the study of familiar fellowship with God, ver. 4, 5, 6. (3) Fervent desires with strong cries and supplications, for the gracious favour, spiritual presence, and saving direction and protection of God, ver. 7-12.(4) Strong and encouraging expectations of help, favour and strength from God, ver. 10, 13, 14.
While I sing, let my soul enter the very marrow of these matters. Let God himself be relied on, as my trust, my Saviour, and my ALL IN ALL. Let my heart burn with superlative desires after the knowledge and enjoyment of him. Let nothing less than the most familiar communion with him here, and the full enjoyment of him hereafter satisfy my longings. Let me readily embrace every invitation to seek his face. Amidst enemies and distresses unnumbered, let me always believe in, wait for, and boast of God my only Lord.
H E Lord's my light and saving health,
Who shall make me dismay'd ?
then shall I be afraid ?
3 When as mine enemies and foes,
they stumbled and did fall.
my heart yet fearless is :
be confident in this.
and will seek to obtain,
within God's house remain.
behold may, and admire, And that I in his holy place
may rev’rently enquire.
me hide in evil days :
and on a rock me raise.
mine head shall lifted be, Above all those that are my foes,
and round encompass me:
I'll sacrifices bring
to God will praises sing. .
when I do cry to thee : Upon me also mercy have,
and do thou answer me. 8 When thou didst say, seek ye my face,
- then unto thee reply
Thus did my heart, above all things
thy face, Lord, seek will I.
put not away from thee
an helper been to me.
me leave not, nor forsake : 10 Though me my parents both should leave,
the Lord will me up take.
to me a leader be
that hatred bear to me.
for witnesses that lie, Against me risen are, and such
as breathe out cruelty.
believed had to see,
of them that living be.
and he shall strength afford
I say, upon the Lord.
A Psalm of DAVID. Observe here, (1) David, amidst great distress, carnestiy supplicating deliverance from his God, ver. 1-3. (2) His implacable enemies doomed to the just punishment of their sin, ver, 4, 5. (3) Himself triumphing in God, as the hearer of his prayers, and as his protec.