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He knows the terrors of thy look,
And hears thy voice with dread.
Where all my hopes have hung;
And vict'ry shall be sung.
By nature all men are sinners.
Or minds th' affairs of men."
Corrupt discourse proceeds;
Look'd down on things below,
Or did his justice know.
Their practice all the same:
There's none that loves his name.
Their slanders never cease ;
Nor know the paths of peace.
In every heart are found;
Till grace refine the ground.
PSALM 14.2d Part. C. M. [b]
The folly of persecutors. 1
RE sinners now so senseless grown,
That they the saints devour ; And never worship at thy throne,
Nor fear thine awful power?
Reveal thy dreadful name!
Nor turn our hope to shame.
And yet our foes deride,
Great God! confound their pride. do O that the joyful day were come,
To finish our distress!
PSALM 15.-C. M. [*] Characters of a saint ; or, a citisen of Zion; or, the qualifications of a Christian. HO'shall inhabit in thy hill,
O God of holiness ?
So near his throne of grace ?
And works with righteous hands;
And follows his commands.
Nor slanders with his tongue:
4 The wealthy sinner he contemns,
Loves all that fear the Lord;
Still be performs his word.
And never gripe the poor: This man shall dwell with God on earth,
And find his heaven secure.
PSALM 15.-L. M. [*] Religion and justice, goodness and truth ; or,
duties to God and man; or, the qualifications
of a Christian. 1 HO shall ascend thy heavenly place,
The man that minds religion now,
And humbly walks with God below: 2 Whose hands are pure, whose heart is clean,
Whose lips still speak the thing they mean-,
He hates to do his neighbour wrong. 3 [Scarce will he trust an ill report,
Nor vert it to his neighbour's hurt :
But saints are honour'd in his eyes.) 4. (Firm to his word he ever stood,
And always makes his proinise good;
Whatever pain or loss he bears.] 5 [He never deals in bribing gold,
And wourns that justice should be sold :
6 He loves his enemies, and prays
For those that curse him to his face;
That he would hope or wish from them. 7 Yet, when his holiest works are done,
His soul depends on grace alone:
PSALM 16.-1st Part. L. M. [b] Confession of our poverty, and saints the best
company; or, good works profit men, not God. 1 PRESI RESERVEmc, Lord, in time of need;
For succour to thy throne I flee,
My goodness cannot reach to thee.
How empty and bow poor I am ;
Nor add new glories to thy name. 3 Yet, Lord, thy saints on earth may reap
Some profit by the good we do :
These are the choicest friends I know. 4 Let others choose the sons of mirth,
To give a relish to their wine;
Who haste to seek some idol-god.17
I will not taste their sacrifice,
Their off'rings of forbidden blood. 2 My God provides a richer cup
And nobler food to live upon ;
Jesus, his best beloved son.
By day his counsels guide me right;
Who gives me sweet advice by night. & I set him still before mine eyes ;
At my right hand he stands prepar'd
PSALM 16.-d' Part. L. M. [*] Courage in death, and hope of the resurrection.
THEN God is nigh, my faith is strong:
Nor lose thy children in the grave. 3 My flesh shall thy first call obey,
Shake off the dust, and rise on high;