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This is a prayer for deliverance from fins and enemies.
It is to be sung in faith : And the answer is to be waited for with patience. For the Father will hear the petitions of all those, who ask in his Son's name, and will grant them their hearts defire. We shall sing the words aright, if we have a sense of our wants, and a dependence upon the faithfulness of God to give the promised supply. Ak this, and ye shall have.
T LIFT my heart to thee
my God and guide moit just, O suffer me to take no shame : for in thee do I trust.
nor make a scorn of me;
and teach me I thee pray,
O Lord, recall to mind, And graciousy continue still, as thou wast ever kind.
THE humble God will teach ,
his precepts to obey,
both truth and mercy are,
the secret of the Lord,
IV. In safety keep my soul 1. and still deliver me,
And let me never be asham’d,
because I trust in thee.
We have in this psalm a lively picture of perfect confi
dence in Jehovah against all enemies and dangers. It is the prayer of Jesus: To which he joins his earnelt defire to enjoy constant communion with Jehovah in his house and ordinances. Blessed is the man, who is in Jesus, one with him and living by faith upon him, he may use the same prayer, and expect communion in the house and ordinances of God with the Father and the Son, by the influence of the holy Spirit. May we all enjoy this blessing, while we take up the words, and sing
1. W HOM should I fear, since God to me,
I salvation is and light?
my heart yet fearless is,
and will seek to obtain,
. IV. That I the beauty of the Lord
may behold and admire, And that I in his holy place may reverently enquire.
LORD, instruct me in thy way
to me a leader be
of them who are my foes; For they surmise against me still false witness to depose.
this hope fupporteth me, That in the land of the living thy goodness I shall fee.
IV. * Wait on the Lord thee to confirm,
and he shall strength afford Unto thy heart; yea, do thou wait
I say, upon the Lord.
• The Lord's answer to the foregoing prayer.
This is a thanksgiving to the Lord for his special fa
vors in hearing the supplication of his Chrift, and in helping him in every time of need, and for the favors bestowed upon his people through faith in him : From whence the prophet takes occasion to pray for the continuance of these favors. With what gladness of heart should every one fing the words, who has been made a monument of free grace, and who by diftinguishing love can use the words to day for his own thanksgiving. O that we may fing them to the glory of our God, and to our mutual edification.
· how great a cause have I ?
my buckler in distress,
our foes for to resist,