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For I thy Son, the heir of all,
PSA L M XVII. The illustration the same as the lait. Consult the parallels, especially those referred to in the last erse of this Pfalm.
According to the perfect laws
That guard the heav'nly road,
Messiah pleads with God:
And fall they must to hell;
With God in heaven Mall dwell.
Attend unto my cries;
My spirit to thee flies.
My heart abhors deceit:
I earnestly entreat.
Mine heart thou must approve;
And nothing found but love:
The ways of guile and fraud;
But what thou shalt applaud.
I see them all awry;
Jehovah, in thine eye :
For I determin'd in mine heart,
I never should recede;
In thought, or word, or deed.
For I uphold thy cause:
Who ttample on thy laws.
And pour'd it into thine;
Thy tender mercy's mine!
O how my heart admires !
What raptures is inspires !
While I securely lie,
And pine away, and die:
Their boldest foe defie,
As th' apple of thine eye ;
Whose god is only food,
Full-gorg’d with their own blood.
How bellow'd with their tongues !-
Are darted through the lungs!
And set their eyes for blood,
13 But God arose, and rescu'd me,
With all my faithful train;
His sword is bloody men. 14 From men, thy hand, O Lord, from men
For ever keep me free,
With all they get from thee; .
Whofe pleafure is their race;
And to their babes give place. 15 But as for me, when I awake,
And from the grave arise,
I'll foar beyond the skies:
And by thee take my place
In brightness of thy face :
Shall reign along with me,
Triumphing, Lord, in thee.
PSA L M XVIII. This remarkable Pfalm, which is, every fyllable, fpoken by one person, stands forth in a memorable 'manner, and in the first line of a multitude of others, rescued from the mercy of all the commentators, (who, like the unbelieving Jews of old, seldom allow free speech, even to the Holy Ghost, concerning the patriarch David); as the honest and free-hearted reader will be convinced by consulting the apostolic intepretation thereof, (and surely that is genuine), which applies it ab
folutely as spoken by the Rock of Israel, even by David's Lord himself; in whom every article of it is fulfilled; as the promise of Abraham's being the heir of the world was fulfilled no more in the perfon even of Ilaac, than it was in that of Ithmael, but only in Christ, the one feed, in whoay all the nations are blefied, and all the promiles yea and amen: For this cause I will confess to among the nations,' &c.
Pfalm xviii. 49 Rom. xv. S13.
Behold the song that David fung,
From Saul, and all his foes, made free
When he Messiah's day did fee:
Were only present hgns, froin God,
Upon the faints of old bestow'd.
' I'LL found the vict'ry now at length,
The viat'ry of eternal love;
My Rock that never shall remove:
But he's my Bulwark in the sea :
But they can do no more to me.
Arole against me like a food;
Jehovah then my fortress stood :
More firm than th' everlasting hills :
whole defire fulfils.
I cry'd, My God, be thou my shield;
• Defend me from their deadly blows.** He bore upon them in his ire,
And made them from his horns to fly; He spurn'd and trod them in the mire,
And left them in their blood to lie. 3 I'll fing, in elevated ftrains,
The Lord who elevated me:
From all my foes. to set me free:
heart :. The Lord's my Buckler, my High-to'r;
The Lord is always on my part. The cords of death begirt me round,
The floods of Belial round me roar'd; 5 The bands of death my foul had bound,
The horns of hell my Gides had gord; 6 I lifted up my voice to God,
My anguilh made my heart to roar;
He stamp'd-and bade me mourn no mores 7 Then, lo, the earth in pangs was found;
The folic hills began to thake;
All Nature's frame was made to quakes
Had ifu'd forth an awful oath,
Against my soul who had been wroth. 8 Columns of smoke his nostrils threw,
Which roli'd before him as he came; And, ifluing from his mouth, there flew
Great floods of melted fire and flame; 9 The heav'ns he bended as he flew, In light and thunder, from on high,