Metrical Paraphrases of Selected Portions of the Book of Psalms: Generally Adapted to the Purposes of Public Worship Or Private Devotion

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J.G. & F. Rivington, 1839 - Bible - 158 pages
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Page 143 - Though I should seek the shades of night, And hide myself in guilty fear, To Thee the darkness seems as light, The midnight as the noon-day clear. 3. The heavens, the earth, the sea, the sky, All own Thee ever-present there ; Where'er I turn, Thou still art nigh, Thy spirit dwelling everywhere. 4.
Page xii - Messiah's songs of triumph and thanksgiving, for his victory over sin, and death, and hell. In a word, there is not a page of this Book of Psalms, in which the pious reader will not find his Saviour, if he reads with a view of finding him...
Page 116 - ALL glory be to Thee, Who dwellest high in heaven ; Not to a feeble child of clay Be praise or worship given : Thy hand the mightiest can o'erthrow, And dash their every idol low. All glory, Lord, be Thine, Our fortress and our shield ; Whose arm upholds Thine Israel, And strengthens for the field : In Thee Thy faithful people trust, And lay the proudest in the dust. Blest by Thy favour, Lord, No foe can work us ill; Supported by Thy gracious word, We feel Thee present still; And e'en in death and...
Page vi - Metres themselves, it has been — first, to select for their groundwork such portions of the Book of Psalms as seemed most suited, in their nature and spirit, to the devotional purposes of the Christian ; — next, to give such unity of thought and design to each piece as its subject admitted of; — and, lastly, to include each within such limits as might adapt the collection generally to the purposes of congregational worship, as well as private devotion.
Page 96 - COME, loud praises let us sing To the great Eternal King ; Joyful let us seek His face, And lowly supplicate His grace.
Page vi - Where a more directly Christian turn could be naturally given to the piece in hand, I have not scrupled to do so, though forced to go out of the Psalm itself to look for it. In such cases I have been mostly guided, as everywhere much assisted, by Bishop Home's much esteemed Commentary.
Page 12 - How long wilt Thou forget me, Lord ? How long withdraw Thy face...
Page iii - RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED BY HIS OBLIGED AND FAITHFUL SERVANT * THE AUTHOR. PREFACE. THE...

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