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Ver. His peace proclaim'd with gracious words,
Men fhall to plow-fhears beat their fwords,
The Song of the Vineyard, juftifying God's Severity.
lía. v. 1,-7.
SONG to my Beloved One
His vineyard, fituate upon
A very fruitful hill.
2 Round with a wall he fenc'd it fine, Did noxious ftones eject;
Then plant it with the choiceft vine,
A wine-prefs there he made; and thence
Yet none but wild grapes of offence,
And trash, did it produce.
Now, O ye Salem natives all,
And tribe of Judah huge;
I, 'twixt me and my vineyard, call
On you yourselves to judge.
4 What more of outward pains could be
Why then, inftead of grapes to me
The crime leaves no excufe a room,
I'll read my barren vineyard's doom,
Ver. I'll lay it wafte, nor prune nor dig.
Then briars and thorns fhall fpread:
7 For now the house of Ifra'l fair
The men of Judah likewise are
He look'd for judgment juft; but lo!
A Song of Praise to GOD, the Saviour and Salvati-
Tho' wroth with me thou waft,
2. Behold, God's my falvation strong;
The Lord Jehovah is my Song,
3. Ye then, who fcorch'd wi' th' fiery law,
4 Aloud be hallelujah faid,
Call on Jehovah's name;
His deeds among the people fpread,
5 Sing to the Lord, him praise and bless;
Things excellent hath done; and this
6 Cry out and fhout, thou denizon,
A Song of Praife to God for his merciful Judgments,
SECT. I. GOD's merciful Judgments.
Ver. THOU, O Jehovah, art my God,
Thee as mine own I claim;
I'll therefore celebrate abroad
And praise thy glorious name:
2 In heaps and rubbish laid thou haft
3 Thy ftouteft foes fhall therefore yield
And nations fierce refign the field,
For thou in ftraits a ftrength to poor
From blowing ftorm a refuge fure,
The ruffling noise of strangers rude,
As in dry plots a fhady cloud
Does fcorching heat furcease:
Their jov'al trebles fhall be chang'd
SECT. II. His faving Benefits.
Ver. Lo! in this mount the Lord of hofts
A banquet fhall prepare,
For all that tread on Zion's coasts,
And people ev'ry-where.
He'll with fat things and wines fuffice,
7 And in this mount he'll raze the vail,
8 He'll swallow up, in victory,
Grim death, the king of fears;
What base contempt, and vile reproach,
From off the earth he'll quite dispatch;
SECT. III. His victorious Salvation.
9 That day fhall fongs be utter'd thus,
"We ftay'd for him, and now he'll us
"This is the Lord Redeemer kind,
10 For here fhall reft our conqu❜ring God,
II The gates of hell fhall down be trode,
A Song inciting to Faith, Patience, Hope, and Confidence in GoD.-lfa. xxvi. "In that day fhall this fong be fung in the land of Judah," &c.
SECT. I. Confidence in God.
E have a city, strong and fair,
Where grace triumphant reigns;
2 Set open to the nation juft
The city-gates, that they
Who buy the truth, and keep the trust,.
Thou wilt him keep in perfect peace
Whofe mind on thee is ftay'd,
4 Truft ye for ever in the Lord;
Is in the Lord Jehovah ftor'd,
SECT. II. GOD's Judgments.
He fhews his pow'r by bringing down
6 Yea, poor defpis'd and needy ones,
Shail underfoot the pomp of thrones
And lofty cities tread.
7 The juft man's way is plain and right; Thou, Lord, moll upright, weigh'st
His path, to level with delight
The plain which thou furvey'st.
Yea, in thy way, where judgments flame,
Our foul's defire is to thy name,
And thy remembrance still.