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deliverance, ver. 1-8. (2) His sad complaints of inward grief, bodily weakness, unkindness of friends, unjust censures of enemies, and horror of death ; attended with a solemn commitment of himself to God's mercy and care, and earnest supplication for deliverance from enemies ver. 9-18. (3) Ainidst admiration of God's kindness to his people, and thanksgiving for favours to himself, he encourageth himself and others firmly to trust in God, ver. 19-24.
While I sing let me be deeply affected with my sores, my maladies, and troubles; and cast all my burdens on the Lord. In the assured faith that he is God, even my. God, let me admire his gracious thoughts, words and deeds to me-ward; and commit myself wholly to his care and protection. TN thee, O Lord, I put my trust,
sham'd let me never be : According to thy righteousness,
do thou deliver me.
send me deliverance :
and my house of defence.
I for my fortress take : .
ev’n for thine own name's sake.
pull me out of the net, Which they in subtilty for me
so privily have set.
my sp’rit, for thou art he,
that hast redeemed me.
regard, I have abhorr'd :
But as for me, my confidence
is fixed on the Lord.
for thou my miseries
known in adversities :
within the en’my's hand;
In a large room to stand.
for trouble is on me :
with grief consumed be.
my years with sighs and groans : My strength doth fail; and for my sin
consumed are my bones. . A1 I was a scorn to all my foes,
and to my friends a fear;
that were my neighbours near : When they me saw, they from me fled. 12 Ev’n so I am forgot, As men are out of mind when dead :
I'm like a broken pot. 13 For slanders I of many heard,
fear compass'd me, while they · Against me did consult and plot,
to take my life away.
upon thee I did lay;
did confidently say.
15 My times are w holly in thine hands
do thou deliver me
and persecutors be.
upon thy servant make : Unto me give salvation,
for thy great mercies' sake.
for on thee call’d I have :
be silent in the grave.
that grievous things do say,
on righteous men do lay.
that fear thee keep’st in store ; And wrought'st for them that trust in thee
the sons of men before! 20 In secret of thy presence, thou
shalt hide them from man's pride : From strife of tongues thoų closely shalt,
as in a tent them hide.
for he hath magnified
a city fortified.
(I in my haste had said,) My voice yet heard'st thou, when to thee
with críes my moan I made. 23 O love the Lord, all ye his saints;
because the Lord doth guard
The faithful, and he plenteously
proud doers doth reward.
unto your heart shall send.
doth on the Lord depend.
A Psalm of DAVID. MASCHIL. Perhaps this Psalm was composed for the great day of the national atonement, on the tenth day of the seventh month; Lev. xvi. In it observe (1) the exceeding riches of the grace of God, manifested in blessing men with forgiveness of sin, and with protection amidst dangers, and direction in duty ; ver. 1, 2, 7, 8. (2) The indispensable duty of them who desire new covenant blessings; viz. to acknowledge their offences to God; to implore his favour, which they need ; to walk humbly and circumspectly before hin, and to rejoice in him as God and their God; ver. 3-6.9-1l.
While I am truly conscious of my sinfulness, and deeply affected therewith, let the faith and experience of Jesus' full pardon of my sins, and of the communications of his grace, melt my heart, and animate me to every commanded duty. .
Blessed is the man, to whom
Whose sin is covered.
imputeth not his sin,
nor fraud is found therein.
and silent was my tongue;
My bones then waxed old, because !
I roared all day long. 4 For upon me, both day and night,
thine hand did heavy lie ; So that my moisture turne: is
in summer's drought thereby. 5 I thereupon have unto thee
my sin acknowledged,
I have not covered :
my tresspasses, said I;
forgive th’ iniquity.
his prayer make to thee;
as found thou mayest be.
do swell up to the brim,
nor once come near to him.
from trouble keep me free : Thou with songs of deliverance
about shalt compass me. 8 I will instruct thee, and thee teach
the way that thou shalt go ; And, with mine eye upon thee set,
I will direction show. . 9 Then be not like the horse, or mule,
which do not understand ; Whose mouth, lest they come near to thee,
a bridle must command.