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7 Amid the throng when I appear,
They mimic with their lips;
While each his neighbour tips.
• If blessing be his due.'
And usher'd in my birth;
And raise again with mirth.
And press'd my mother's knee;
And fo the Son's shall be.
My clasping arms shall cling.
When ferpents hifs and sting:
Envenoming my soul :
See how they round me roll!
Of Bashan round me roar,
And fiercely at me gore :
And, furious, lash their sides !
Of blood, around me flows,
My heart, like wax amidft the fire,
Diffolved in me, dies; 15 My lungs can now no more respire ;
My strength like vapour flies.
In doleful plight I lie;
While no Redeemer's nigh. 36 For dogs surround and press me close,
And prey upon me, fierce;
My hands and feet they pierce.
And they who rack deride;
They jest on ev'ry fide. 18 My garments they amongst them (bare,
And for my bloody veft (Because a scamless work and rare)
By lot they all conteft.
Away from helping me;
My Strength, and make them flee. 20 O relcuę now my soul from death,
My Darling from the sword;
Deliver me, O Lord.
And from the raging bear; Preferve me from his stretched paw,
That grasps my flesh to tear
Jehovah, unto thee!
Thou haft seceived me!
22 How glorioufly thy pow'r is shown!
(I will the wonder tell!) For thou hast all my foes o'erthrown,
And made their bed in hell.
But all my brethren share :
Thy name, I will declare.
Whom I have wash'd in blood,
The dust shall Ging to God.
The universal throng
All Isra'l join the song;
Nor indignation bore
Who did the Lord implore.
Nor did refuse his ear, When forrow overwhelm'd my peace :
I cry'd, and he did hear. 25 I'll fill thy house with songs of praise ;
For praise I vow to thee: Thy church fhall join in all my lays,
And they shall feast with me. 26 'Thy poor afflicted ones shall eat,
And shall be satisfy'd;
Wherewith their soul's supply'd..
Who eat this precious food : (You eat who do by faith receive
Emmanuel's flesh and blood :
It is not any fruitless sign,
That will relieve the foul;
The truth believ'd's the whole.
Who on the Lord believe;
The Spirit who receive).
And turn unto the Lord; Ler all the nations to him bow,
And hail TH'EMBODY'D WORD. 28 Because Jehovah is the King,
The kingdom is THE LORD's; Let all the heathen round him sing,
« The kingdom is the WORD's.' 29 Proud high-fwoln fons of lofty pride.
Shall eat, and homage show,
Ere down to dust they go.
Of unbelieving men,
And everlasting pain.
Who magnify their King; And generations who fucceed
This song of CHRIST shall ling: 31 They unto fons unborn shall fhew
This everlasting bliss,
Jehovah hath done this,
: Of mercy, grace, and peace; The chief of all Jehovah's ways Of truth and holiness.
PSA L M XXIII..
As to this Psalm, which is evidently spoken wholly in one person, the only possible objection against supposing that person to be Jefus Chrift, is this, viz. That he himself is the Lord, the good Shepherd, the Shepherd of Ifrael, who laid down his life for his flock; but this is fuch an objection as would lead the faints to conclude, that Jesus Christ is not their Father, Lord, and God, (though he expressly declares himself to be so, John xiii. 13. Rev. xxi. 7.), because he himself, in a certain and peculiar respect, is the Son, even the Only Begotten, the Eternal Son of the Father, who became the fervant of the Father, that he might bring many fons and daughters to glory.
o Ifra'l, fee thy Shepherd bere,
Y God's my Shepherd! I'll not care.
For any breath of moved air;
soul in soft retreat.
And from the wolves my life will fcreen ;