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THE PSALMIST'S REVELATION OF THE

TIMES OF RESTITUTION,

WITH

PARALLEL PREDICTIONS OF THE SPIRIT.

PSALM VIII.

“ To the Giver of victory, concerning the wine-press."-HORSLEY.

This Psalm treats of our Lord's victory over his enemies, and of his being made head over all things.

THE PSALMIST'S

REVELATION. 1. O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!

who hast set thy glory above the heavens.

PARALLEL PREDICTIONS. And in that day shall ye say, Praise the Lord, call upon his name, declare his doings among the people, make mention that his name is exalted.

Sing unto the Lord; for he hath done excellent things: this is known in all the earth. Isaiah xii. 4, 5,

Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the Lord of hosts shall reign in Mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously. Isaiah xxiv. 23.

And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise. Matt. xxi. 16. (1st fulfilment.)

And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord; for

2. Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast ordained strength, because of thine enemies,

THE PSALMIST's REVELATION.

PARALLEL PREDICITONS.

that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.

4, 5, 6. What is man, that thou art mindful of him ? and the son of man that thou visitest him ? For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and crowned him with glory and honour. Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thine hands; thou hast put all things under his feet.

they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the Lord. Jer. xxxi. 34.

I will make mine arrows drunk with blood, and my sword shall devour flesh; and that with the blood of the slain and the captives, from the beginning of revenges upon the enemy. Deut. xxxii. 42.

Then their children shall be as aforetime, and their congregation shall be established before me, and I will punish all that oppress them. Jer. xxx. 20.

But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that thou visitest him? Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownest him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands. Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet: For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him. Heb. ii. 6, 7, 8.

Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father, when he shall have put down all rule, and all authority

For he must reign until he hath put all enemies under his feet. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith, All things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him. And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all. I Cor. xv. 24–28.

And there was given him dominion, and glory, and kingdom, that all people, and nations, and languages, should

and power.

THE PSALMIST'S REVELATION.

PARALLEL PREDICTIONS.

7, 8. All sheep and oxen, yea,

and the beasts of the field ; the fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.

serve him; his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.

And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the Most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him. Dan. vii. 14, 27.

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. Gen. i. 26.

And in that day will I make a covenant for them, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven, and with the creeping things of the ground; and I will break the bow and the sword, and the battle, out of the earth, and will make them to lie down safely. Hosea ii. 18.

The wolf also, shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid ; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together ; and a little child shall lead them.

And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.

And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice' den.

They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain ; for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.

And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the

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“ Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these."

FAIR are ye wildling blossoms ! failing never
In gentle words of wisdom, though few vaunt
Your mystic language : by the rapid river,
And on the ruin lone, I track your

haunt:

fall ;

Upon the silent air your fragrance flinging,
Though near your woodland home no foot

may
On arid rock, by raving torrent springing,
In dell, in dingle, beautiful in all !

Where the proud Cedar mighty shadow spreadeth
On lofty Lebanon, there, at its root,
On some sweet bud the heedless trav’ller treadeth,
And, upward gazing, crusheth under foot.

Yet precious in the sight of Him who made it,
As the proud Cedar, or the fruitful Vine,
That tiny flower ;-the mighty arms that shade it-
One Maker fashioned both.--The will Divine

Gave each its destined home. The storm hath driven
O’er the poor flower, unsheltered on the hill ;
Beneath the lightning's flash the oak is riven,
While the meek daisy smiles in beauty still.

Each doth fulfil its task ; 'tis yours (how often !)
To speak of hope, and from the grassy sod,
With grateful tears the mourner's soul to soften,
And lift the bowed down heart again to God.

Oh blessed blossoms! fresh from heaven ye bring us
The holy messages of love ; ye come
Like angels, that in midnight slumber sing us
Strains, in our exile, of our far-off home.

Early I note ye at your matins, bending
Lowly to earth, in meek and humble guise
The eve will hear your gentle breath, ascending
In grateful incense to the twilight skies.

Speak to me ever, as ye erst have spoken,
Kind comforters that smile unchanged on me !
I have so loved ye !—When life's links are broken,
Round me in death may your soft voices be !

The wild bee's song will haunt my grave, and early
The joyous lark find there his flow'ry nest ;
In grief, in gladness, I have loved ye dearly-
Smile then, my sweet friends, on my place of rest.

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