|35 (1)||Psalm 35 Version 1|
|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, Zion’s King,
Blessed and beloved of God,
To save us rebels (dead in sin)
Paid His own dearest blood.
|Isaac Watts, 1674-1748|