A new version of the Psalms of David, in all the various metres suited to psalmody, divided into subjects by E. Farr

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Edward Farr
B. Fellowes, 1836 - 372 pages
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Page iii - ... sufferings of Christ, the terrors of wrath, the comforts of grace, the works of Providence over this world, and the promised joys of that world which is to come, all good necessarily to be either known, or done, or had, this one celestial fountain yieldeth. Let there be any grief or disease incident unto the soul of man, any wound or sickness named, for which there is not in this treasure-house a present comfortable remedy at all times ready to be found.
Page iii - What is there necessary for man to know which the Psalms are not able to teach ? They are to beginners an easy and familiar introduction, a mighty augmentation of all virtue and knowledge in such as are entered before, a strong confirmation to the most perfect among others.
Page v - Prayers wherein the Psalmist seems extremely dejected, though not totally deprived of consolation, under his afflictions. Psalm 13, 22, 69, 77, 88, 143. IV. Prayers wherein the Psalmist asketh help of GOD, in consideration of his own integrity, and the uprightness of his cause.
Page iii - God, for all his spiritual mercies in Christ, to this day. The Psalms, thus applied, have advantages which no fresh compositions, however finely executed, can possibly have ; since, besides their incomparable fitness to express our sentiments, they are, at the same time, memorials of, and appeals to, former mercies and deliverances ; they are acknowledgments of prophecies accomplished ; they point out the connexion between the old and new dispensations, thereby teaching...
Page v - Psalm 6, 25, 38, 51, 130. Psalms styled Penitential, 6, 32, 38, 51, 102, 130, 143. II. Prayers composed when the Psalmist was deprived of an opportunity of the public exercise of religion. Psalm 42, 43, 63, 84. III. Prayers wherein the Psalmist seems extremely dejected, though not totally deprived of consolation, under his afflictions. Psalm 13, 22, 69, 77, 88, 143.
Page iii - ... between the old and new dispensations, thereby teaching us to admire and adore the wisdom of God displayed in both, and furnishing, while we read or sing them, an inexhaustible variety of the noblest matter that can engage the contemplations of man.
Page v - Psalms 3, 16, 27, 31, 54, 56, 57, 61, 62, 71, 86. 6. Prayers, composed when the people of God were under affliction or persecution. Psalms 44, 60, 74, 79, 80, 83, 89, 94, 102, 123, 137.
Page 33 - Thou to the just shalt justice show ; The pure thy purity shall see : Such as perversely choose to go, Shall meet with due returns from thee.
Page 145 - All the curses of their tongue Fall upon the guilty throng ; Men behold their swift decay, And with trembling haste away. All shall fear, and all shall own God the mighty work hath done Wisely they his hands shall trace In the ruin of their race.
Page 144 - I may all their rage defy. Like a sword they whet their tongue, Keen with meditated wrong ; Like as arrows from the string, Bitter words around they fling. Close...

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