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"Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith. Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law." Rom 3:27-28
Excerpt (Hymn) From
Psalm 39:1. 1 2 3. First Part.
1 Thus I resolv'd before the Lord,
2 And if I'm e'er constrain'd to stay
3 I'll scarce allow my lips to speak
4 Yet if some proper hour appear,
Psalm 39:2. 4-7. Second Part.
1 Teach me the measure of my days,
2 A span is all that we can boast,
3 See the vain race of mortals move
4 Some walk in honour's gaudy show,
5 What should I wish or wait for then
6 Now I forbid my carnal hope,
Psalm 39:3. 9-13. Third Part.
1 God of my life, look gently down,
2 Diseases are thy servants, Lord,
3 Yet I may plead with humble cries,
4 Crush'd as a moth beneath thy hand,
5 [This mortal life decays apace,
6 I'm but a sojourner below,
7 But if my life be spar'd awhile,
Hymn by Isaac Watts, excerpted from "The Psalms of David, Imitated in the Language of the New Testament, and Applied to the Christian State and Worship"
"I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me. I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, even from good; and my sorrow was stirred. My heart was hot within me, while I was musing the fire burned: then spake I with my tongue, LORD, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is; that I may know how frail I am. Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah. Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them. And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee. Deliver me from all my transgressions" Psa 39:1-8 KJV
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