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Ver. His peace proclaim'd with gracious words,

Shall banish feuds and fears;
Men thall to plow-Ihears beat their swords,

And pruning.houks, their spears.
No nation more 'gainst nation thall

Rise up in arms, nor fight.
5 O Jacob's house, come let us all

Walk in Jehovah's light.

SON G. V.

The Song of tbe Vineyard, jufrifying God's Severity.

lía. v. 1, -7

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A SONG to my Beloved One

I'll fing, and mention will
His vineyard, situate upon

A very fruitful hill.
2 Round with a wall he fenc'd it fine,

Did noxious stones eject;
Then plant it with the choicest vine,

Midit it a tow'r erect:
A wine.press there he made; and thence

Expected grapes for use :
Yet none but wild grapes of offence,

And trash, did it produce.
3 Now, O ye Salem natives all,

And tribe of Judah huge ;
I, 'twixt me and my vineyard, call

On you yourselves to judge.
4 4. What more of outward pains could be

Than mine, to deck the field ?
Why then, instead of grapes to me

Wild clusters did it yield?
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The crime leaves no excuse a room,

And therefore now go to;
I'll read my barren vineyard's doom,

And shew you what I'll do:
I'll soon unhedge it quite, to be

Devour'd like to a heath :
O’erthrow its wall, to make it free

For foes a treading path.

Ver. I'll lay it waste, nor prune nor dig.
6 Then briars and thorns shall spread :
I'll charge the clouds, with vapours big,

No thow'rs on it to shed,
7 For now the house of Isra'l fair

Jehovah's vineyard is;
The men of Judah likewise are

That pleasant plant of his.
He look'd for judgment juft; but lo!

Oppression rude appear'd;
For righteousness, but cross thereto,

A cry of blood was heard.

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SONG VI.
A Song of Praise to God, the Saviour and Salvatia

on of Zion, for bis Mercies. Isa. xii. 1,-6. O

LORD, thy praise I will essay ;

Tho' wroth with me thou walt,
Yet now thine anger's turn'd away,

Thou me comforted hast.
2 Behold, God's my salvation strong ;

I'll trust him unafraid :
The Lord Jehovah is my Song,

My strength and saving aid.
3. Ye then, who scorch'd wi'th'fiery law,

Whom thirst or need compells,
With joy shall living water draw

From these salvation-wells. 4. Aloud be hallelujah said,

Call on Jehovah's name;
His deeds among the people spread,

Speak out his lofty fame.
5 Sing to the Lord, him praise and bless;

For he, the wifest One,
Things excellent hath done ; and this

In all the earth is known.
6 Cry out and shout, thou denizon,

That dwells in Zion free :
For great is Isra’l's holy One,

That dwells in midst of thee.

S O N G

VII.
A Song of Praise to God for bis merciful Judg menis,
Saving Benefits, and victorious Salvation.

Ifa. xxv. 1,-12.

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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:
For thou hast wonders manifold

Perform'd in recent dress;
Shap'd to thy counsels, which of old

Are truth and faithfulness.
2 In heaps and rubbish laid thou hast

Strong cities fenc'd afore;
And strangers palaces laid waste,

To be rebuilt no more.
3 Thy stoutest foes shall therefore yield

The glory thine to be ;
And nations fierce resign the field,

And fear to cope with thee.
4 For thou in straits a strength to poor

And needy ones hast been ;
From 'blowing form a refuge sure,

From scorching heat a screen.
And that in times of greatelt dread,

When furious tempefts fall,
And blasts of tyrants fierce exceed

The storm that beats the wall.
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The ruffling noise of strangers rude,

Thou shalt abate with eafe,
As in dry plots a shady cloud

Does scorching heat surcease:
On tyrants proud thou'lt be aveng'd,

That are fo dreadful now;
Their jov'al trebles shall be chang'd

And doleful balles low.

Sect. II. His saving Benefits.

Ver. Lo! in this mount the Lord of hosts
6 A banquet-thall prepare,
For all that tread on Zion's coasts,

And people ev'ry-where.
He'll with fat things and wines fuffice,

Fat things of marrow full,
Wines well refin'd, from off the lees,

To glad and chear the dull.
7 And in this mount he'll raze the vail,

The face o'er-cov'ring shade,
Of darkness cast o'er people all,

And o'er all nations spread. 8 He'll swallow up, in victory,

Grim death, the king of fears ;
From faces all the Lord most high

Will wipe away the tears ;
What base contempt, and vile reproach,

Were on his people laid,
From off the earth he'll quite dispatch;

For so the Lord hath said.

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9 That day shall songs be utter'd thus,

« Behold this is our God;
“ We stay'd for him, and now he'll us

6. With his falvation load :
“ This is the Lord Redeemer kind,

“ For whom we long did wait;
“ We will be glad, with joyful mind,

“ In his falvation great.”.
10 For here shall rest our conqu’ring God,

And Moab be o’erthrown; 11 The gates of hell shall down be trode,

The trump of triumph blown.

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SONG VIII. A Song inciting to Faith, Putience, Hope, and Confidence in God.-lla. xxvi. “In that day shall this song be sung in the land of Judah," &c.

Sect. I. Confidence in Gop. Ver. WE

E have a city, strong and fair,

Where grace triumphant reigns;
Instead of walls and bulwarks there

Salvation God ordains. 2 Set open to the nation just

The city-gates, that they
Who buy the truth, and keep the trust,

May enter there and stay.
3 Thou wilt him keep in perfect peace

Whose mind on thee is ftay'd,
Because he all his trust doth place

In thee alone for aid.
4. Trust ye for ever in the Lord;

For everlasting pow'r
Is in the Lord Jehovah stor’d,
The rock of ages sure.

Sect. II. God's Judgments.
5 He snews his pow'r by bringing down

The proud that dwell on high :
Makes tow'ring cities overthrown

Low in the duit to ly.
6 Yea, poor despis'd and needy ones,

That trust beneath his shade,
Shail underfoot the pomp of thrones

And lofty cities tread.
7 The just man's way is plain and right;

Thou, Lord, moll upright, weighost
His path, to level with delight

The plain which thou survey'st.
8 Yea, in thy way, where judgments flame,

We waited, Lord thy will :
Our soul's desire is to thy name,

And thy remembrance still.

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