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Untimely blasted, and dispers’d

Like chaff before the wind. 5 Their guilt shall strike the wicked dumb,

Before the Judge's face:
No formal hypocrite shall then

Among the saints have place.
6 For God approves the just man's ways,

To bappiness they tend :
But sinners and the paths they tread,

Shall both in ruin end.

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The Way and End of the Righteous and the Wicked.
1 BLESS'D is the man who shuns the place

Where sinners love to meet ;
Who fears to tread their wicked ways,

And hates the scoffer's seat: 2 But in the statutes of the Lord

Has plac'd his chief delight;
By day he reads or hears the word,

And meditates by night.
3 Green as the leaf, and ever fair,

Shall his profession shine ;
While fruits of holiness appear

Like clusters on the vine.

4 Not so the impious and unjust;

What vain designs they form !
Their hopes are blown away like dust,

Or chaff, before the storm.
5 Sinners in judgment shall not stand

Amongst the sons of grace,
When Christ, the Judge, at his right hand
Appoints his saints a place.

PSALM IT. S. M.

PART FIRST.

*The Establishment of Messiah's Kingdom in Spite of

human Opposition.
1 WHY did the Gentiles rage,

And Jews with one accord
Bend all their counsels to destroy

Th’ Anointed of the Lord ?
2 Rulers and kings agree,

To form a vain design;
Against the Lord their pow'rs unite,

Against his Christ they join.
3 The Lord derides their rage,

And will support his throne!
He that hath rais'd him from the dead,

Hath own'd him for bis Son.
4 Be wise, ye rulers, now,

And worship at his throne;"

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