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E'en by thy altars, Lord of Hosts,
To his dear saints he will speak peace, • They find their safe abode;"
But let them never more * And home they fly from round the coasts' 15 Return to folly, but surcease'
35 "Toward thee,' my King, my God!
'To trespass as before.' 4 Happy, who in thy house reside,
9 Surely, to such as do him fear Where thee they ever praise
Salvation is at hand; 5 Happy, whose strength in thee doth 'bide,
And glory shall'ere long appear And in their hearts thy ways! 20 * To dwell within our land.
40 6 They pass through Baca's' thirsty' vale,
10 Mercy and Truth that long were miss'd, That dry and barren ground;'
Nowjoyfully' are met; As through a fruitful wat'ry dale
Sweet Peace and Righteousness have kiss'd, Where springs and showers abound.
And hand in hand are set.'
11 Truth from the earth, like to a flower,' 45 7 They journey on from strength to strength 25
Shall bud and blossom then;' With joy and gladsome cheer,' • Till'all before our God' at length'
And Justice, from her heavenly bower,
Look down on mortal men. In Sion do appear. 8 Lord God of Hosts ! hear' now' my prayer,
12 The Lord will also then bestow O Jacob's God give ear;
Whatever thing is good; 9 Thou God, our shield, look on the face
Our land shall forth in plenty throw Of thy anointed dear.'
Her fruits to be our food. 10 For one day in thy courts' to be
13 Before him Righteousness shail go, Is better, and more bless'd,'
His royal harbinger:'
Then * will he come, and not be slow; 35 Than' in the joys of vanity'.
35 A thousand days. at best.'
His footsteps cannot err.
O hear me, I thee pray;' 11 For God the Lord, both sun aud shield,
For I am poor, and almost pine
With need,' and sad decay.'
Thy ways, and love the just,
Who still in thee doth trust.
3 Pity me, Lord, for daily thee
10 Thy servant's soul ; for, Lord, to thee
I lift my soul and voice.'
5 For thou art good, thou, Lord ! art pronet 1 THY land to favour graciously
To pardon, thou to all Thou hast not, Lord, been slack;
Art full of mercy, thou alone'
15 Thou hast from 'hard' captivity
To them that on thee call. Returned Jacob back.
6 Unto my supplication, Lord, 2 Th' iniquity thou didst forgive
5 Give ear, and to the cry "That wrought thy people woe;
Of my incessant prayers afford And all their sin,' that did thee grieve,'
Thy hearing graciously.
20 Hast hid' where none shall know.'
7 I, in the day of my distress, 3 Thine anger all thou hadst removid,
Will call on thee for aid;' And calmly' didst return
For thou wilt grant' me free access,' From thy * fierce wrath, which we had prov'd
And answer' what I pray'd.' Far worse than fire to burn. 8 Like thee among the gods is none,
25 4 God of our saving health and peace!
O Lord; nor any works
Of all that other gods have done
Like to thy' glorious' works: Toward us,' and chide no more.'
9 The Nations all whom thou hast made 5 Wilt thou be angry without end,
Shall come, and all shall frame' For ever angry thus?
To bow them low before thee, Lord, Wilt thou thy frowning ire extend
And glorify thy Name. From age to age on us ?
10 For great thou art, and wonders great
By thy strong hand are done;
35 That so thy people may rejoice
Remainest God alone. By thee preserv'd alive
11. Teach me, O Lord, thy way most right;' 7 Cause us to see thy goodness, Lord,
I in thy truth will bide; To us thy mercy shew;
To fear thy name my heart unite, Thy saving health to us afford,
So shall it never slide.'
40 And life in us renew.'
12 Thee will I praise, O Lord my God! 8 'And now,' what God the Lord will speak,
• Thee honour and adore' I will go straight and hear,
30 For to his people he speaks peace,
With my whole heart, and blaze abroad
Thy name for evermore. And to his saints' full dear,'
• Heb. He will set his steps to the way.' • The burning heat of thy wrath.' + Heb. I am good, loving, a doer of good and Heb; * Turn to quicken us.'
13 For great thy mercy is tow'rd me,
45 And like the slain in 'bloody fight' And thou hast freed my soul,
That in the grave lie' deep.'
20 Even from the lowest hell set free, From deepest darkness foul.'
Whom thou rememberest no more,
Dost never more regard, 14 O God, the proud against me rise,
Them from thy hand deliver'd o'er And violent men are met
Death's hideous house hath barr'd.'
6 Thou in the lowest pit profound
Hast set me all forlorn, 15 But thou, Lord, art the God most mild,
Where thickest darkness hovers round, Readiest thy grace to shew,
In horrid deeps to mourn.' Slow to be angry, and ' art stylid'
55 Most merciful, most true.
7 Thy wrath, from which no shelter saves,
30 16 0, turn to me thy face at length,'
Thou break'st upon me all thy waves,
And all thy waves break me.
60 8 Thou dost my friends from me estrange,
And mak'st me odious, 17 Some sign of good to me afford,
Me to them odious, 'for they change,' 35 And let my foes then' see,
And I here pent up thus.
9 Through sorrow, and affliction great,
Mine eye grows dim and dead;
Lord ! all the day I thee intreat,
40 1 AMONG the holy mountains 'high'
10 Wilt thou do wonders on the dead? Is his foundation fast;
Shall the deceas d arise, "There seated in his sanctuary,'
And praise thee from their loathsome bed' His temple there is plac'd.
With pale and hollow eyes ?' 2 Sion's 'fair' gates the Lord loves more 5
11 Shall they thy loving kindness tell
45 Than all the dwellings fair'.
On whom the grave 'hath hold?'
Or they, who in perdition dwell,'
'Thy faithfulness . unfold ?' 3 City of God, most glorious things
12 In darkness can thy mighty 'hand' Of thee abroad are spoke;
50 4 I mention Egypt,' where proud kings'
Thy justice in the 'gloomy' land Did our forefathers yoke'
of dark' oblivion ? I mention Babel to my friends,
13 But I to thee, O Lord! do cry, Philistia' full of scorn;'
Ere yet my life be spent ; And Tyre with Ethiops utmost ends,' 15
And up to thee' my prayer doth hie' 5,5 Lo, this man there was born:
Each morn, and thee prevent. 5 But twice that praise shall in our ear'
14 Why wilt thou, Lord, my soul forsake, Be said of Sion last;'
And hide thy face from me, This, and this man was born in her;
15 That am already bruis'd, and t shake High God shall fix her fast.
60 6 The Lord shall write it in a scroll
Bruis'd and afflicted, and 'so low'
As ready to expire;
While I thy terrors undergo
Astonish'd with thine ire. 7 Both they who sing, and they who dance, 25 16 Thy fierce wrath over me doth flow; 65 With sacred songs are there,'
Thy threat'nings cut me through: In thee' fresh brooks, and soft streams glance,' 17 All day they round about me go, * And, all my fountains clear.'
Like waves they me pursue.
18 Lover and friend thou hast remov'd, PSALM LXXXVIII.
And sever'd from me far;
They fly me now,' whom I have lov'd,
And as in darkness are.
A Paraphrase on PSALM CXIV. 2 Into thy presence let my prayer
This and the following
Psalm were done by the 5
Author at fifteen years old.
WHEN the bless'd seed of Terah's faithful son,
After long toil, their liberty had won;
And pass'a from Pharian fields to Canaan land, 3 For, cloy'd with woes and trouble sore,
Led by the strength of the Almighty's hand; Surcharg'd my soul doth lie; 10 Jehovah's wonders were in Israel shown,
5 My life, at Death's uncheerful door;
His praise and glory was in Israel known:
That saw the troubled sea, and, shivering, fled,
And sought to hide his froth-bécurled head 4 Reckon'd I am with them that pass
Low in the earth; Jordan's clear streams recoil, Down to the 'dismal' pit;
As a faint host that hath receiv'd the foil. 10 I am a *man, but weak, alas!
15 The high huge-bellied mountains skip, like rams And for that name unfit.
Amongst their ewes; the little hills, like lambs.
Why fled the ocean? and why skipp'd the moun. 6 From life discharg‘d and parted quite
tains ? Among the dead to sleep;'
Why turn'd Jordan tow'rd his crystal fountains ?
• Heb. A man without manly strength.'
* The Hebr. bears both.
Shake, earth; and at the presence be aghast 15 The ruddy waves he cleft in twain
Of the Erythræan main.
The floods stood still like walls of glass,
For his, &c.
But full soon they did devour
The tawny king with all his power.
For his, &c.
His chosen people he did bless,
In the wasteful wilderness.
For his, &c. Let us blaze his name abroad,
5 For of gods he is the God,
In bloody battle he brought down For his, &c.
Kings of prowess and renown.
For his, &c. 0, let us his praises tell, Who doth the wrathful tyrants quell.
He foil'd bold Seon and his host, 10
That rul'd the Amorrean coast.
For his, &c.
And large-limb'd Og he did subdue,
With all his over-hardy crew.
For his, &c.
And to his servant Israel,
He gave their land therein to dwell.
For his, &c.
He hath, with a piteous eye,
Beheld us in our misery.
For his, &c. Who, by his all-commanding might,
25 Did fill the new-made world with light.
And freed us from the slavery For his, &c.
Of the invading enemy.
For his, dic.
All living creatures he doth feed, For his, &c.
And with full hand supplies their need.
For his, &c.
Let us therefore warble forth
35 His mighty majesty and worth.
For his, &c.
That his mansion hath on high
40 Above the reach of mortal eye,
For his mercies aye endure, And, in despite of Pharaoh fell,
Ever faithful, ever sure. He brought from thence his Israel,
For his, &c.
Note-The numeral letters refer to the Book, the figures to the line.
AARON and Moses, their mission to Egypt, xii. Cain and Abel, their story, xi. 429.
Cham, his story, xii. 101.
ing the revolt of the angels, v. 803. his fidelity, ii. 909
the fall of the angels, ii. 998. its state before that
Church, hirelings in it compared with the devil in
Paradise, iv. 192.
viii. 589. a reciprocal duty, ix. 357.
288. more minutely described, iv, 295. their state 494. ix. 955, 961.
X. 109. their ex Creatures in Paradise described, iv. 340. their dis-
cord a consequence of the fall, 1. 707.
of the tree of knowledge, iv. 411. on viewing her Dagon, a fallen angel, some account of, i. 457.
Despair, its degrees, &c. iv. 108.
Discord censured, ii. 496. the daughter of Sin, X.
Dominion, absolute amongst men, unjustifiable,
of the celestial party against Satan, vi. 202, 634. xii. 611.
Earth, its creation, iii. 715. vii. 231. its separation
528. engagement, vi. 202. defeat and expulsion on its motions, or that of the heavens, censured,
the Messiah, xii. 463.
Egypt, plagues of, xii. 173.
Election asserted, iii. 183.
Elements, their dependance upon each other, xi.
Enoch, his story, translation, &c. xi. 664, 700.
Eve particularly described, &c. iv. 712. v. 379. viii.
603, 896. her formation from Adam, viii.
460. her behaviour on seeing him, viii. 500. dis-
tion of Adam, ix. 856. her speeches and answers
162. xli. 610.
Evening described, iv. 598.
xii. 223. in Canaan, xii. 260. their capavity in
of the Messiah, xii. from 345 to 359.
Isis, a fallen angel, i. 478.
Ithuriel, an angel of Paradise, iv. 788. detects Sa.
420. censure of laws to enforce it, xii. 515.
events, the desire of it censured, xi. 770. its sum
Leviathan described, i. 201.
Life, long, how attainable, xi. 530
Light, its creation described, vii. 243.
Lightning, how produced, x. 1073.
of an amour, iv.
763. defined, vii. 589. its food, ix. 239. its object,
Lucifer, why a name of Satan, X. 425.
Lust, its solace, ix. 1042.
Mammon, a fallen angel, i. 678. his speech in Sa.
Man, fallen, why the object of grace, iii. 150. his
tion, &c. iv. 443. undertakes to detect Satan, iv. to supply the loss of the fallen angels, iii. 667. ix.
indulgence in his appetites disfigures not God's
603. his absolute dominion over his brethren an
56. his speech to God the Son on the designs of Matches, conjugal, censure of the modern, viii. 57.
Mind, its force, i. 254. its food, ix. 237.
62. the second Adam, iii. 285. his attributes, iii. defies Gabriel, vi. 357.
Morning in heaven, description of, vi. 12. the na-
him, iv. 736. to be contemplated in the works of Moses, see Aaron.
upon him, the sum of knowledge, xii. 557. Night in heaven described, v. 642. and day, vi. 4.
the natural night, iv. 604, 776. v. 38. ix. 48. X.
cluded from it, iii. 129. the spirit of it, &c. xii. Nimrod, the first monarch, his tyranny, &c. xii.
Noah, his censure of the antediluvian world, xi.
Noon described, v. 300.
893. xii. 547. subsequent happiness therein, xii. 635. of wiil on y acceptable to God, v. 529.
Old age described, xi. 535.
v. 253. passage thence to the world, iii. 526. its Opinion, see Knowledge.
Paradise, description of, iv. 131, 214. v. 291. vii.
the flood, xi. 829.
time of Nimrod, xii. 13.
195. promised and given to all believers, xii. Peace, its corruptions equal to the ravages of war,
spiritual, its origin, xi. from 508 to
533. its effects, xii. 533.
Plagues of Egypt, xii. 137.
Prayer, efficacy of its spirit, xi. 5, 14, 146.
Predestination, what, lii. 111.
Rainbow, its first appearance and sign, si. 865,
xii. 163. their settlement, &c. in the wilderness, Raphael, the archangel, described, v. 276. his