35 (1)Psalm 35 Version 1
(vv 12-14)
CM
BEHOLD the love, the generous love,
   That gracious David shows:
See how his strong emotions move
    For his afflicted foes.
 
2  When they are sick his soul complains,
    And seems to feel the smart;
The spirit of the Gospel reigns,
    And melts his kindly heart.
 
3  How did his strong concerns condole
    As for a loved one dead!
And fasting mortified his soul,
    While for their life he prayed.
 
4  O glorious type of heavenly grace!
    Thus Christ the Lord appears;
While sinners curse, the Saviour prays,
    And pities them with tears.
 
5  He, Son of David, Zionís King,
    Blessed and beloved of God,
To save us rebels (dead in sin)
    Paid His own dearest blood.
 
Isaac Watts, 1674-1748