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E'en by thy altars, Lord of Hosts,

To his dear saints he will speak peace, They find their safe abode;'

But let them never more • And home they fly from round the coasts' 15 Return to folly, but surcease'

35 "Toward thee,' my King, my God!

"To trespass as before.' 4 Happy, who in thy house reside,

9 Surely, to such as do him fear Where thee they ever praise !

Salvation is at hand; 5 Happy, whose strength in thee doth 'bide,

And glory shall'ere long appear And in their hearts thy ways ! 20 “To dwell within our land.

40 6 They pass through Baca's ‘ thirsty' vale,

10 Mercy and Truth that long were missid, That dry and barren ground;'

Now joyfully' are met; As through a fruitful wat'ry dale

Sweet Peace and Righteousness have kiss'd,

And hand in hand are t.' Where springs and showers abound.

11 Truth from the earth, like to a flower,' 45 7 They journey on from strength to strength 25

Shall bud and blossom.then;' With joy and gladsome cheer,' « Till' all before our God' at length'

And Justice, from her heavenly bower,

Look down on mortal men. In Sion do appear. 8 Lord God of Hosts! hear'now' my prayer,

12 The Lord will also then bestow O Jacob's God give ear;

Whatever thing is good;

50 9 Thou God, our shield, look on the face

Our land shall forth in plenty throw Of thy anointed dear.'

Her frui. to be our food. 10 For one day in thy courts to be

13 Before him Righteousness shail go, Is better, and more bless'd,'

His royal harbinger:' Tnan 'in the joys of vanity'


Then will he come, and not be slow; 35 A thousand days' at best.'

His footsteps cannot err.

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1 THY land to favour graciously

Thou hast not, Lord, been slack; Thou hast from 'hard' captivity

Returned Jacob back.
2 Th' iniquity thou didst forgive

That wrought thy people woe;
And all their sin,' that did thee grieve,'

Hast hid' where none shall know.'



5 Thine anger all thou hadst remov'd, And calmly' didst return

10 From thy * fierce wrath, which we had prov'd

Far worse than fire to burn.



6 Unto my supplication, Lord,

Give ear, and to the cry
Of my incessant' prayers afford

Thy hearing graciously.
7 I, in the day of my distress,

Will call on thee for aid;'
For thou wilt grant' me' free access,

* And' answer' what I pray'd.'
8 Like thee among the gods is none,

O Lord; nor any works
Of all that other gods have done'

Like to thy 'glorious' works,
9 The Nations all whom thou hast made

Shall come, and all shall frame
To bow them low before thee, Lord,

And glorify thy Name.
10 For great thou art, and wonders great

By thy strong hand are done;
Thou, in thy everlasting seat,'

Remainest God alone.
11. Teach me, O Lord, thy way most right;'

I in thy truth will bide;
To fear thy name my heart unite,

So shall it never slide.'



4 God of our saving health and peace!

Turn us, and us restore; Thine indignation cause to cease

Toward us,' and chide no more.' 6 Wilt thou be angry without end,

For ever angry thus?
Wilt thou thy frowning ire extend

From age to age on us?
6 Wilt thou not turn, and 'hear our voice,'

And us again revive,
That so thy people may rejoice

By thee preserv'd alive?
7 Cause us to see thy goodness, Lord,

To us thy mercy shew;
Thy saving health to us afford,

And life in us renew.'
8. 'And now,' what God the Lord will speak,

I will go straight and hear, For to his people he speaks peace,

And to his saints full dear,'




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• Heb. He will set his steps to the way.'

+ Heb. I am good, loving, a doer of good and holy things.

• The burning heat of thy wrath.'
Turn to quicken us.'


13 For great thy mercy is tow'rd me,

45 And like the slain in bloody fight' And thou hast freed my soul,

That in the grave lie deep.'

20 Even from the lowest hell set free, From deepest darkness foul.'

Whom thou rememberest no more,

Dost never more regard, 14 O God, the proud against me rise,

Them from thy hand deliver'd o'er And 'violent men are met


Death's hideous house hath barr'd.
To seek my life, and in their eyes
No fear of thee have set.

6 Thou in the lowest pit profound


Hast set me all forlorn,' 15 But thou, Lord, art the God most mild,

Where thickest darkness hovers round, Readiest thy grace to shew,

In horrid deeps to mourn.' Slow to be angry, and ' art styl'd'

55 Most merciful, most true.

7 Thy wrath, from which no shelter saves, Full sore doth press on me,

30 16 0, turn to me thy face at length,'


break'st upon me all thy waves, And me have mercy on;

And * all thy waves break me.
Unto thy servant give thy strength,
And save thy handmaid's son

60 8 Thou dost my friends from me estrange,

And mak'st me odious, 17 Some sign of good to me afford,

Me to them odious, 'for they change,' 35 And let my foes' then' see,

And I here pent up thus.
And be asham'd; because thou, Lord,
Dost help and comfort me.

9 Through sorrow, and affliction great,

Mine eye grows dim and dead;

Lord ! all the day I thee intreat,

My hands to thee I spread.

40 1 AMONG the holy mountains 'high'

10 Wilt thou do wonders on the dead? Is his foundation fast;

Shall the deceas d arise, There seated in his sanctuary,'

And praise thee from their loathsome bed' His temple there is plac'd."

With pale and hollow eyes ?' 2 Sion's 'fair' gates the Lord loves more 5

11 Shall they thy loving kindness tell

45 Than all the dwellings' fair'

On whom the grave 'hath hold ?'
Of Jacob's land, though there be store,'
And all within his care.'

Or they, who in perdition 'dwell,'

Thy faithfulness' unfold ?' 3 City of God, most glorious things

12 In darkness can thy mighty 'hand' Of thee abroad are spoke;

Or' wondrous acts be known ?

50 4 I mention Egypt, where proud kings'

Thy justice in the gloomy 'land
Did our forefathers yoke'

Of dark'oblivion ?
I mention Babel to my friends,

13 But I to thee, O Lord! do cry, Philistia . full of scorn;'

Ere yet my life be spent; And Tyre with Ethiops utmost ends,' 15

And up to thee' my prayer doth hie' 3,5 Lo, this man there was born:

Each morn, and thee prevent. 5 But twice that praise shall in our ear'

14 Why wilt thou, Lord, my soul forsake, Be said of Sion last ;'

And hide thy face from me, This, and this man was born in her;

15 That am already bruis'd, and t shake High God shall fix her fast.

With terror sent from thee?

60 6 The Lord shall write it in a scroll

Bruis'd and afflicted, and so low'
That ne'er shall be out-worn,

As ready to expire;
When he the nations doth enrol,

While I thy terrors undergo
That this man there was born.

Astonish'd with thine ire. 7 Both

they who sing, and they who dance, 25 16 Thy fierce wrath over me doth flow; 65 With sacred songs are there,'

Thy threat'nings cut me through: In thee fresh brooks, and soft streams glance,' 17 All day they round about me go, And, all my fountains clear.'

Like waves they me pursue.

18 Lover and friend thou hast remov'd, PSALM LXXXVIII.

And sever'd from me far;


They fly me now,' whom I have lov'd, | LORD God! that dost me save and keep,

And as in darkness are.
All day to thee I cry;
And all night long before thee weep,
Before thee' prostrate lie.'

A Paraphrase on PSALM CXIV.

This and the following Psalm were done by the 2 Into thy presence let my prayer


Author at fifteen years old.
With sighs devout ascend;'
And to my cries, that'ceaseless are,'

WHEN the bless'd seed of Terah's faithful son,
Thine ear with favour bend.

After long toil, their liberty had won;

And pass'a from Pharian fields to Canaan land, 3 For, cloy'd with woes and trouble sore,

Led by the strength of the Almighty's hand; Surcharg'd my soul Joth lie; 10 Jehovah's wonders were in Israel shown,

5 My life, at Death's uncheerful door;

His praise and glory was in Israel known:
Unto the grave draws nigh.

That saw the troubled sea, and, shivering, fled,

And sought to hide his froth-bécurled head 4 Reckon'd I am with them that pass

Low in the earth ; Jordan's clear streams recoil, Down to the dismal' pit;

As a faint host that hath receiv'd the foil. 10 I am a * man, but weak, alas!

15 The high huge-bellied mountains skip, like rams And for that name unfit.

Amongst their ewes; the little hills, like lambs.

Why fled the ocean? and why skipp'd the moun. 6 From life discharg'd and parted quite

tains ? Among the dead to sleep;'

Why turn's Jordan tow'rd his crystal fountains ?


• The Hebr. bears both.

Heb. Præ Concussione.

. Heb. 'A man without manly strength.'






Shake, earth; and at the presence be aghast 15 The ruddy waves he cleft in twain
Of Him that ever was, and aye shall last;

Of the Erythræan main.
That glassy floods from rugged rocks can crush, For his, &c.
And make soft rills from fiery flint-stones gush.

The floods stood still like walls of glass,
While the Hebrew bands did pass.

For his, fc.

But full soon they did devour

The tawny king with all his power.
LET us, with a gladsome mind,

For his, &c.
Praise the Lord, for he is kind;
For his mercies aye endure,

His chosen people he did bless,
Ever faithful, ever sure.

In the wasteful wilderness.

For his, &c. Let us blaze his name abroad,

5 For of gods he is the God.

In bloody battle he brought down For his, &c.

Kings of prowess and renown.

For his, fc. 0, let us his praises tell, Who doth the wrathful tyrants quell.

He foil'd bold Seon and his host, 10

That rul'd the Amorrean coast.
For his, fc.

For his, &c.
Who, with his miracles, doth make
Amazed heaven and earth to shake.

And large-limb'd Og he did subdue,
For his, &c.

With all his over-hardy crew.

For his, &c.
Who, by his wisdom did create
The painted heavens so full of state.

And to his servant Israel,
For his, &c.

20 He gave their land therein to dwell.

For his, &c.
Who did the solid earth ordain
To rise above the watery plain.

He hath, with a piteous eye,
For his, &c.

Beheld us in our misery.

For his, &c. Who, by his all-commanding might,

25 Did fill the new-made world with light.

And freed us from the slavery For his, &c.

Of the invading enemy.

For his, &c.
And caus'd the golden-tressed sun
All the day long
his course to run.


All living creatures he doth feed, For his, fc.

And with full hand supplies their need.

For his, &c.
The horned moon to shine by night,
Amongst her spangled sisters bright.

Let us therefore warble forth
For his, &c.

35 His mighty majesty and worth.

For his, &c.
He with his thunder-clasping hand,
Smote the first-born of Egypt land.

That his mansion hath on high
For his, &c.

40 Above the reach of mortal eye,

For his mercies aye endure, And, in despite of Pharaoh fell,

Ever faithful, ever sure. He brought from thence his Israel,

For his, fc.

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Note-The numeral letters refer to the Book, the figures to the line.

AARON and Moses, their mission to Egypt, xii.

Abdiel, a seraph, his opposition to Satan, respect-

ing the revolt of the angels, v. 803. his fidelity,
v. 896. abandons the party of Satan, vi. 1. solilo-
quy on viewing him at their head, vi. 114. his
conquest of Ariel, Arioch, and "Ramiel, vi.

Abel and Cain, their story, xi. 429.
Abraham, and the Patriarchs, story of, xii.

Adam and Eve, general description of them, iv.

288. more minutely described, iv. 295. their state
of innocence, iv. 312, 492, 736. v. 211, 303. viii.
510. entertainment of the angel Raphael, v. 313,
391, their nuptial bed described, iv. 708. their
behaviour after the fall, and on finding them-
selves naked, ix. 1004, 1051. attempt to avoid
God, x. 97. appear before him, x. 109. their ex.

pulsion from Paradise, xii. 265.
Adam, his discourse with Eve on the prohibition

of the tree of knowledge, iv. 411. on viewing her
sleeping, v. 8. his answer to her dream relative
to Satan's first temptation, v. 94. his discourse
in the bower with Raphael, v. 460. his creation
and dominion, ix. 524, his first view of the Di-
vine Presence, &c. viii. 311. his speech to God on
his solitude in Paradise, viii. 357. his passion for
Eve, viii. 521. discourses with her on Satan's
subtilty, ix. from 205 to 384. soliloquy on her
transgression, ix. 896. resolves to die with her,
ix. 907. eats the forbidden fruit, ix. 996. solicits
her to submit to sexual pleasures, and their con-
sequences, ix. 1081, 1016. speech to her on their
fall, &c. ix. 1067. the sentence on him, x. 197.
reflects on the immortality of the soul, &c. x.
782. his resolution against the advice of Eve to
commit suicide, x. 1028. behaviour on receiving

the message for their expulsion, xi. 263.
Adramelech and Asmalia, fallen angels, their de-

feat, vi. 365.
Amaranth, a flower, transplanted to heaven, iii.

Ambition censured, ii. 482.
Angels obey God from choice, v. 585. engagement

of the celestial party against Satan, vi. 202, 634.
their song on the creation, vii. 180, 252,557, 602.
their re-ascent to heaven on Adam's fall, xi. 17.
appointed to drive Adam from Paradise, xi. 127.

execution of that office, xii. 626.
Angels, the fallen, their names, i. 374. pursuits, ii.

528. engagement, vi. 202. defeat and expulsion
from heaven, vi. 831-877. transformed into ser-

pents, &c. x. 519, 547.
Apostles, their mission, &c. xii. 432. their succes-

sors described, xii. 508.
Azazel, Satan's standard bearer, i. 534.
Babel, its building, and the confusion of languages

thence arising, xii. 38, 48.
Battle between the angels described. vi. 202 to

Beelzebub described, ii. 299. excites an attempt on

the world, ii. 245.
Belial, speeches of, ii. 119. vi. 620.
Blasts, originated from the fall of Adam, x.

Bridge from the gates of hell over Chaos to the

world, . 293.

Cain and Abel, their story, xi. 429.
Cham, his story, xii. 101.
Chance, explosion of the general idea respecting it,

ii. 909.
Chaos described, ii. 890. vii. 210. its limits since

the fall of the angels, ii. 998. its state before that
event, v. 577.
Church, hirelings in it compared with the devil in

Paradise, iv. 192,
Conjugal love praised, iv. 750, 765. definition of it,

viii. 589. a reciprocal duty, ix. 357.
Conjugal union, its reasons and obligations, viii.

494. ix. 955, 961.
Conscience, the umpire of God in man, iii. 194. its

terrors, iv. 23. x. 842. censure of laws to enforce

it, xii. 515.
Creation, the universal, description of it, wi. 708.

vii. 221.
Creatures in Paradise described, iv. 340. their dis-

cord a consequence of the fall, x. 707.
Dagon, a fallen angel, some account of, i. 457.
Dained, description of the vicissitudes of their

torments, ii. 596.
David, why his throne is eternal, xii. 320.
Day and night in heaven, description of, vi. 4.
Death and Sin, their post at the gates of hell, be-

fore the fall, ii. 688. their union, X. 249. their
meeting with Satan

on his return to hell, x. 326.
their arrival at Paradise, X. 585. subsequent con-

duct in the world, x. 610.
Death, description of, ii. 666. its parentage, ii. 727.

its birth, ii. 777. its answers to Sin, x. 264, 596.
Death, of the body, its causes and variety, xi. 466,

to 493. its terrors more imaginary than real, xi.

469. the gate of life, xii. 571.
Death, eternal, considerations on, x. 808.
Deluge, see Noah.
Despair, its degrees, &c. iv. 108.
Devils, why excluded from grace, iii. 129.
Discord censured, ii. 496. the daughter of Sin, X.

Dominion, absolute amongst men, unjustifiable,

xii. 64.
Dreams illusory, iv. 799. natural, v. 110. divine,

xii. 611.
Eagle, a bird of prey, one effect of Adam's fall, xi.

Earth, its creation, iii. 715. vii. 231. its separation

from the waters described, vii. 276. speculations
on its motions, or that of the heavens, censured,
viii. 70. a universal paradise at the coming of

the Messiah, xii. 463.
Eden, see Paradise.
Egypt, plagues of, xii. 173.
Election asserted, iii. 183.
Elements, their dependance upon each other, xi.

Enoch, his story, translation, &c. xi. 664, 700.
Eve, see Adam and Eve.
Eve particularly described, &c. iv. 712. v. 379. viii.

46, 470, 482, 596. ix. 386, 431, 457, 489, 538,
603, 896. her formation from Adam, viii.
460. her behaviour on seeing him, viii. 500. dis.
courses with Satan, 1x. 552, 732. her tempta-
tion of Adam, ix. 856. her speeches and answers
to Adam on being accused, X. 909, 937, 966. xi.
162. xii. 610.

Evening described, iv. 598.

xii. 223. in Canaan, xii. 260. their capovity in
Evil, blameless, if unapproved by thought, v. Babylon, xii. 335. on their return, till the birth

of the Messiah, xii. from 345 to 359.
Experience, a guide to wisdom, ix. 807.

Isis, a fallen angel, i. 478.

Ithuriel, an angel of Paradise, iv. 788. detects Sa-
Faith in Christ, what kind of, is eternal life, xii. tan's attempt on Eve, iv. 810.

420. censure of laws to enforce it, xii. 515.
Pancy, its office, s. 100. a faculty of the soul, viii. Knowledge, the result of reason, v. 100. of future

events, the desire of it censured, xi. 770. its sum
Fame, censure of the common idea of it, xi. the love and fear of God, xii. 557.

Fate, the will of the Almighty, vii. 170.

Leviathan described, i. 201.
Fig-iree, that from which aprons were made, de- Liberty, consequences of its loss, xi. 797.
scribed, ix. 1101.

Life, long, how attainable, xi. 530.
Firmament described, vii. 261.

Light, its creation described, vii. 243.
Fish, their creation described, vii. 391.

Lightning, how produced, x. 1073.
Flaming sword, description of, xii. 632.

Love, conjugal, distinct from that of an amour, iv.
Flood, or deluge, see Noah.

763. defined, vii. 589. its food, ix. 239. its object,
Freedom, effects of its loss, upon virtue, &c. xi. ix. 241.

Lucifer, why a name of Satan, x. 425.
Free-grace, defined, &c. iii. 173, 227.

Lust, its solace, ix. 1042.
Free-will asserted, iii. 95. v. 235, 520. viii. 635. ix.
350. X. 43. the image of God, viii. 440.

Mammon, a fallen angel, i. 678. his speech in Sa.
Fruition, carnal, its passion censured, viii. 579. tan's council, ii. 229.

Man, fallen, why the object of grace, iii. 130. his
Gabriel, the chief of the guardian angels, his sta- long resistance of it exclusive, iii. 198. created

tion, &c. iv. 443. undertakes to detect Satan, iv. to supply the loss of the fallen angels, iii. 667. ix.
575. his speeches to the angels, iv. 866. to 'Sa- 143. his creation described, vii. 524. his supe-
tan, iv. 877. his prowess, &c. in the battle, vi. riority over woman decreed by God, x. 145, 195.

indulgence in his appetites disfigures not God's
Glory, or fame, the general idea of it censured, xi. image, ix. 515. the true end of his creation, ti.

603. his absolute dominion over his brethren an
God the Father, contemplating his works, &c. iii. usurpation, xii. 64.

56. his speech to God the Son on the designs of Matches, conjugal, censure of the modern, viii. 57.
Satan, iii. 80. proposes the manner of redemp- x. 888
tion, iii. 203. and decrees his resurrection, iii. 303. Michael, the archangel, his appointment in the
attributes of God the Father, iii. 372. his speech celestial army, w. 41. his prowess, combats,
to the celestial hierarchy, v. 600. his speeches to speeches, answers, &c. See various parts of the
the Son, the angels, &c. v. 719. vi. 29. vii. 139. books, from vi. to xij. inclusive.
1. 614. xi. 84, 99.

Mind, its force, i. 254. its food, ix. 237.
God the Son, at the right hand of the Father, iii. Moloch a fallen angel, i. 392. his speech, i.. 51

62. the second Adam, iii. 285. his attributes, iii. defies Gabriel, vi. 357.
383. the Messiah, vi. 718, 881. his answers to Moon, on its supposed inhabitants, iü. 459. its
Adam, the Father, &c. vi. 733. viii. 369, 398, office, iii. 7265 rising, iv. 606. its creation, &c.
437. X. 68. his re-ascent and intercession for vii. 356, 375, 379.
Adam, x. 224.

Morning in heaven, description of, vi. 12. the na
God, what kind of adoration most acceptable to tural, ix. 192. x. 120. xi. 153.

him, iv. 736. to be contemplated in the works of Moses, see Aaron.
the creation, v. 508. his absolute decrees, omni- Mulciber, a fallen angel, i. 740.
presence, &c. xi. 311, 335. to obey and depend
upon him, the sum of knowledge, xii. 557. Night in heaven described, v. 642. and day, vi. 4.
Gospel, how it is to be understood, xi. 511.

the natural night, iv. 604, 776. v. 38. ix. 48. X.
Graoe of God, its object, and why devils are ex- 846.

cluded from it, iii. 129. the spirit of it, &c. xii. Nimrod, the first monarch, his tyranny, &c. xii.

Gratitude, when exerted, a discharge of its debt, iv. Nisroch, a fallen angel, vi. 446.

Noah, his censure of the antediluvian world, xi.
Gunpowder, guns, &c. their invention attributed 719, 808 ilds the ark, xi. 728.
to the devil, v. 478, 484.

Noon described, v. 300.
Heaven and earth, their final renovation by fire, xi. Obedience, conjugal, the happiness of woman, iv.

893. xii. 547. subsequent happiness therein, xii. 635. of will only acceptable to God, v. 529.
463, 549.

Old age described, xi. 535,
Heaven, its joys described, iii. 344. its gate, iii. 501. Omens of Adam's expulsion, xi. 182.

v. 253. passage thence to the world, iii. 526. its Opinion, see Knowledge.
creation, iji. 716. the study of it how necessary, Orus and Osiris, fallen angels, i. 478.
viii. 66. speculations on its motions censured,
viii. 70. its situation with respect to the world Pandemonium described, i. 710.
and hell, x. 320.

Paradise, description of, iv. 131, 214. v. 291. vii.
Hell, description of, i. 60, 228. ii. 587, 618. its 537. viii. 304. ix. 439. the seat of it destroyed by
gates, ii. 645. its situation, &c. x. 322.

the flood, xi. 829.
Hierarchies of heaven, before the revolt, described, Patriarchal government, from the deluge to the
v. 579.

time of Nimrod, xii. 13.
Holy Ghost, its diffusion, &e. at the creation, vii. Patriarchs, their story, xii. 113.

195. promised and given to all believers, xii. Peace, its corruptions equal to the ravages of war,

xi. 783.
Hymns to light, iii. 1. to God the Father and Son, Peor or Chemos, a fallen angel, i. 412.
iii. 372. on conjugal love, iv. 750. on the crea- Persecution,

spiritual, its origin, xi. from 508 to
tion, vii. 180, 252, 557, 602.

533. its effects, xii. 533.
Hypocrisy only visible to God, iii. 682.

Plagues of Egypt, xii. 137.
Hypocrites, their first example in Satan, ix. 121. Planets, their aspects, &c. an effect of the fall, I.

Idolatry, its origin, i. 364. that of the postdeluvian Pleasure, carnal, censured, xi. 603.
world, xii. 115.

Prayer, efficacy of its spirit, xi. 5, 14, 146.
Jealousy, the hell of lovers, v. 449.

Predestination, what, lii. 111.
Innocence, its state described, iv. 312 492, 736. v. Priests cause the first dissention amongst the Jews,
211, 303, 443. viii. 40, 510.

xii. 353.
Invocations of the author, i. 6. iii. 31. vii. 1. xi.

Rainbow, its first appearance and sign, si. 865,
Israelites, relation of their bondage and release, 895.

xii. 163. their settlement, &c. in the wilderness, Raphael, the archangel, described, v. 276. his


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