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2 Since thou art the gol, of my strength, why wilt thou cast me off? why go I thus mourning because of the oppression of the enemy

3 Oh! display thy light and thy truth, that they may conduct me, and bring me back unto thy holy mountain and thy tàbernacle.

Then will I approach the altar of JEHOVAH, the God of my joy and exultation; and upon the harp will i praise thee, O JEHOVAH! iny god !

5 Why shouldst thou be dejected, o my soul! and why shouldst thou be disquieted within me ?

6 Place thy trust in GOD ; for I still praise him, who is the support of my countenance, and my God.

PSALM XLIV.

we have heard with our ears, o GOD ! and our fathers have related to us the works which thou didst in the days of old.

2 Thou didst with thine own hand expel nations, but thou also didst plant them :

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thou didst extirpate other nations, but thou also madest them to flourish :

3 For they got not possession of the land by their own sword ; nor were they victorious by their own arm ;

4 But through thy right-hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance; because thou didst favour them.

5 Thou, O GOD! art still my king ; who, by thy command givest victory unto Jacob.

6 By thy help, we may drive back our enemies; and in thy name we may trample upon our adversaries.

7 For I would not trust in mine own bow ; nor should mine own śword obtain me the victory :

8 Because it is thou, who must save us from our cnemies; and confound those who hate us;

9 It is in thee, O GOD! we have ever gloried; and we will praise thy name for

ever.

10 But thou hast cast us off, and put us to shame ; and goest not forth with our armies.

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11 Thou hast put us to flight before our enemies; and those who hate us make us

their prey

12 Thou givest us up, like sheep for the slaughter ; and dispersest us among the nations.

13 Thou sellest thine own people, without gain ; and enrichest not thyself from their barter.

14 Thou exposest us to the reproach of our neighbours ; to the scorn and derision of those who are round about us :

15 Thou makest us a bye-word among the nations; and the people to shake their heads at us.

16 Our confusion is daily before us; and shame covereth our faces ;

17. On account of the reproaches of the reviler and blasphemers and because of the enemy and avenger.

18 All this bath come upon us ; yet we do not forget thee, neither do we violate thy covenant.

19 Our heart doth not revolt from thee; neither do our steps turn aside froin thy way: 20 Although thou hast thrust us into a

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place of desolation ; and covered us with the shadow of death.

21 If we should forget the name of our GOD, and stretch forth our hands to a strange GOD,-would not our GOD search out this ? he, who knoweth the secrets of the heart?

22 Yet, for thy sake we are daily slain; and reputed as sheep for the slaughter.

23 Arise ! why sleepest thou, O JEHOVAH! awake, and cast us not off for

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ever.

24 Why shouldst thou hide thy countenance, and forget our affliction and

oppression ?

25 For our soul is humbled to the dust; our body cleaveth to the ground.

26 Arise to our aid, and deliver us for thy loving-kindness' sake.

PSALM XLV.

My heart teemeth with a pleasant subject; my tongue is like the pen of a ready writer :

2 I will address my composition unto the king.

3 Thou art more beautiful than the sons of men; grace is diffused on thy lips, because God hath blessed thee.

4 Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, thou mighty prince! thy majesty and renown are for ever.

5 Ride on prosperously in the cause of truth, mcekness, and righteousness; and let thy right-hand do formidable things : nations shall fall down before thee.

6 Thinc arrows, o king! are very sharp; they shall pierce the hearts of thine enemies;

7 Thy throne shall GOD establish for ever; for the

for the sceptre of thy kingdom is a sceptre of equity :

8. Thou lovest justice, and hatest wickedness: therefore, JEHOVAH, thy GOD, hath anointed thee with the oil of joy, more abundantly than any of thine equals.

9 Myrrh, aloes, and cassia, from ivory cabinets, perfume all thy garments, and delight thee with their fragrance.

10 Kings' daughters are among thine honourable women;

on thy right-band standeth the queen, arrayed with the gold of Ophir.

Hearken,

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