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OF THE PSALMS.

137 in the earth! He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Psalm cxviii. 7-The Lord taketh my part with them that help me: therefore I shall see my desire upon them that hate me. Psalm. cxvi. 6,7-The Lord preserveth the simple : I was brought low, and he helped me. Return unto thy rest, O my soul ; for the Lord hath dealt bountifully with thee. Psalm cxi. 10—The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments : his praise endureth for ever. Psalm cix. 2, 3, 4-For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful are opened against me: they have spoken against me with a lying tongue. They compassed me about also with words of hatred; and fought against me without a cause. For my lore, they are my adversaries. Psalm lxxxviii. 15—I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth up: while I suffer thy terrors, I am distracted. Psalm lxxxvi. 11, 12-Teach me thy'way, O LORD; I will walk in THY TRUTH: unite my heart to fear thy NAMB. I will praise thee, O LORD my God, wth all my heart: and I will glorify thy NAME for evermore. Psalm lxxvii. 6, 7-I will call to my remembrance my song in the night : I commune with mine own heart : and my spirit made diligent search. Will the Lord cast off for ever.? and will he be faTourable no more? Psalm lxxii. 15, 16-And he shall live, and to him shall be given of the gold of Sheba : prayer also shall be made for him continually; and daily shall he be praised. There shall be in handful of corn in the earth upon the top of the mountains; the fruit thereof shall shake like Lelanon : and they of the city shall flourish like grass of the earth. "Psalm Ixix. 6, 7, 8--Let not them that wait on thee, O LORD God of Hosts, be ashaned for my, sake : lee not chose that seek thee be confounded for my sake, O God of ISRARL.. Because for thy sake I have borne reproach ; shame

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TRUE EXPLANATIONS OF THE BIBLE, hath covered my face. I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother's children,

· THE ANSWER OF THE LORD. “ Now, Joanna, I shall answer thee, before thou goest any further, as thou sayest this has been thy frequent prayers, that none of those that believe in thy writings may come to shame or reproach for thee. Then here is the Prophecy of the TRUE-SPIRIT that is in thee. But from whom came that Spirit upon thee? Are not my laws written in thy heart ? And the manner of thy life is written in the Psalms,

So now, Joanna, thee I'll answer:

As the Psalms are written here,
Let them know I'm thy MASTER,

And thy Spirit did prepare
All to go through, as thou didst den

A Pelican at first,
Because alone, they all do know,

My Spirit here did burst;
And so to man thou didst become

Just like an Owl'appear,
That in the desert may be seerima

Thou 'dst not one helper here;
When I began to lead thee on,

Tbou perfect stood alone,
Just like a Sparrow on the house,

To every soul'tis known."
So all may see the state of thee,
· Just as my Bible's penn'd:
I lead the Spirit here of thee-

And so they'll find the end.
Thou didst go on, to me 'tis known,

Sometimes in faith and fear;
And other times thy faith was gone,

To sink in deep despair.
Then surely I, who dwell on high,

Did pluck thee from the Fall;
I took thee from the mire and clay,

Where men did sink thee all.
Thy standing sure shall now endure

For all thy life hath been
Just like the Psalms are mention'd here,

Thy writings prove the thing.
When men look back on what thou'st wrote,

They'll see thy feeling breast; .'

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OF THE PSALMS,
When misery and jealousy,

By men and devils plac'd
So strong in thee, thy grief they'll see,

When I the whole unfold;
And perfect as the Psalms are here,

The truth will then be told.
But it was I; that dwell on bigh,

That gave thee faith so strong,
To say thou could'st not shun mine eyes

The whole to MË was known.
So thou wert clear I must be here,

Or things could not come true;
And as to me thou mad'st thy prayer,

Mine eve was in thy view,
That I did see the grief of thee,

And all thy ways did know;
And if the things came not from me,

Thou judg'd I'd overthrow:
Never like Man thou judy'st MY NAME,

That I the whole don't see;
Thou judg'st my honour and my fame

Would soon confuted thee;
If not from Heaven the lines were given,

Thou judg'st that all must fall;
Because that I who derell on high

Would ne'er support thy call. 80 thou'st appear, I tell them here,

Just like the Psalms are penn'd;
For I have heard thy every prayer,

The way thy heart did bend;
But unto Man I know thou'rt come

Much like an Owl appear;
The ignorance of fooli h men,

They so have plac'd thee here.
So men may see the Life of thee,

When they have seen the whole;
Just as the Psalms that thou hast penn 8,

It must appear to all.
False tongues appear, you all do hear,

With lies thou'rt compass'd round,
That in the end to all lll clear,

For so it will be found;
The words of man in hatred come,

In malice to proceed;
But I shall prove it in the end-

Like me, they'd make thee bleed;
As they did me on Calvary,

If they could so appear:
They brite thee all without a cause;

And for thy Lore appear
In malice great, full of deceita

But see thy love to Man,
- M'hat sufferings here for Man thou'st bear!.
And judge thy written hand;

If not from me thy writings be,

Thy haard must be great, The truth to know if it was so

In thee there's no deceit; , But had all been in a straight line,

My answer could not go, Thyself to free, as I do say,

The world like me don't know. When jealousy and misery

Alarm'd thy faithful breast, ,, I knew the pondering heart of thee,

Hlow in the flames thou d'st cast, . Thou saidst, the whole, if wrong did fall,

And so I thee shall clear.,
Then let thy love be known to all,

How thou didst persevere;
The truth to kuow, how thou didst go

To put in every hand;
And when MY PROMISE I did make,

To ask me, and command,
Then let them see the words of thee

Thou ask'd it for Man's good;
As Satan is your enemy,

Let all be understood
No grandeur here thou wish'd to share,

But to adore thy God,
And Man's redemption wish'd to hear,

And have my purchase Blood
The lands to free from misery,

And happiness possess :
This is the perfect love of thee,

Though men do wound thy breast.
Then sure 'tis wroug what they have done .

Thy love and pity see,
Which men in rage and fury turn,

Just like the Psalms to be.
Injustly here do all appear,

For cause they can have none,
In rage to burn, as men do come,

Thy love for to unthrone.
But as from Hell the whole do swell,

The standard thou'st plac'd there;
And wish his Fall to be from all,

Let men in conscience clear
What they have done, I say, in Man:

They cannot justify
To ill requite, thy love to slight;

In pity men should lie,
If they believ'd thou wert deceiv'd,

Such hazard for to run;
They all must see the bent of the

Throughout in love to Man;
Then pity they should show to the

And not thy heart condema.

OP THE PSALMs. But I'll appear to answer bere;

In lying tongues they're found,
With malice they can never clear,

I say, in any sound.
That they do come in malice strong.is

But I shall take thy part,
With those that are thy helpers here,

And join'd in hand and heart.
So, in the end, 'tis my intend

To shew iny BIBLE clear;
And those that are thy every friends,

They shall with joy appear,
I say, to see the mind of ME-

Thy enemies shall fall. And here's another mystery,.

I from the Psalms shall call : Humble I'm come for to look down,

And view the things below;
The BARREN WOMB shall now be found

In joyful heart to go;
Hor CHILDREN see in joy shall le,

How they are born of God:
And I'll destroy their enemy,

That der them with his rod;
Then glory here shall great appear,

And men in joy may sing,
That the NEW SONG to all is come;

For Jacob's God and KING
Is come to all to free the Fall.

And I shall answer bere,
And from this Psalın the whole I'll call;

I ask how men can clear
The words are penn'd are judy'd to mcan

When I did some below?
But can they say I then did reign,

la power these things to shew? I tell theni no: it was not so ;.

Nor there's no man can clear
That peace to Man it then did come;

No: wars and tumults were
Continued then, you know, by men,

Oppression still went on:
And to this day, you all must say,

It is in ercry land.
Then can you clear the Psalm that's here,

In blessings to abound?
I tell you no : 'twas never so;

These things were never found
To be in Men, since here I came

And Me they did destroy :
You see the Jews in every land,

Wbat peace do they enjoy?
And as to Men, see how they stand-

In peace do they appear :

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