A metrical version of the Psalms

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Page 62 - The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers.
Page 37 - And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me ?' " The voice ceased ; and for several minutes not a syllable was spoken.
Page 31 - ... inanimate substances, the solar light : from thence it issues with the beauty of a bridegroom, and the vigour of a champion, to run its course, and perform its operations. A tabernacle, in like manner, was prepared for him, who saith of himself, " I am " the LIGHT of the world:
Page 134 - For he shall deliver the needy when he crieth; the poor also, and him that hath no helper. 13. He shall spare the poor and needy, and shall save the souls of the needy. 14. He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence: and precious shall their blood be in his sight.
Page 231 - ... it in our eyes a common thing ! Of course it was only the Old Testament Jesus had to read. It may be worth while to recall this as a reminder of how much more reason we have to love and prize our larger Bible. When I read in the Psalms such outbursts of affection for the Word of God as these : " Oh how I love Thy law : it is my study all the day...
Page 241 - Even as a bird out of the fowler's snare Escapes away, so is our soul set free: Broke are their nets, and thus escaped we. Therefore our help is in the Lord's great name, Who heaven and earth by his great power did frame.
Page 49 - ... alone can grant unto us that one thing which we desire, and long after, while in the land of our captivity, and house of our pilgrimage. See ver. 4. 8. When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek. The voice of God, throughout the Scriptures, exhorteth the believer to turn away from the delusive appearances of the creature, and to seek after Him who is " altogether lovely," until he behold " the " glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
Page 137 - ... honour of his name, and, 23. the increasing fury of her adversaries, just ready to swallow her up. 1. 0 God, why hast thou cast us off for ever ? why doth thine anger smoke against the sheep of thy pasture ? God not only permits, but by his prophet, who indited this form of words, directs the church, under persecution, to expostulate with him for having, to all appearance, finally deserted her. And that, in such deplorable circumstances, she may...
Page 31 - Scripture, the marriage-garment; and the joy which his presence administered, was, like the benefits of it, universal. And as the material light is always ready to run its heavenly race^ daily issuing; forth with renewed vigour, like an invincible champion still fresh to labour; so likewise did HE rejoice to run his glorious race : he excelled in strength, and his works were great and marvellous; he triumphed over the powers of darkness ; he shed...

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