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5 I cry unto thee, JEHOVAH! I say, “ Thou art my confidence, and my portion in the land of the living."

6 Hearken to my cry, for I ain exceedingly exhausted ; deliver me from my pursuers, for they are too strong for me.

7 Bring me out of this confinement, that I may praise thy name; for the righteous will come about me, when thou art favourable unto me.


HEAR my prayer, O JEHOVAH! hearken unto my supplication; and answer me for thy faithfulness' and thy righteousness' sake:

2 And enter not into judgment with thy servant, for in thy sight no man living can be justified.

3. When the enemy pursueth me, he smiteth my life to the ground; he maketh me dwell in darkness, like those who have been long dead :

4. When my spirit fainteth within me, mine heart is confounded in the midst of me: 5 I call to mind the days of ancient

times; I contemplate all thy works; I meditate on all thy glorious deeds :

6 I spread forth mine hands unto thee; my soul thirsteth for thee, as a thirsty land

for rain.

7 Hasten to help me, o JEHOVAH! for my spirit fainteth; hide not thy countenance from me, lest I become like those who go down to the pit.

8 Make me to hear speedily of thy mercy, for I trust in thee ; instruct me in the way in which I should go, for I lift up my soul unto thee.

9 Deliver me from minc enemies, O JEHOVAH! for I flce unto thee for protection.

1o Teach me to do thy will, for thou art my god ; let thy good spirit conduct me in a plain path.

11 For thy name's sake, O JEHOVAH ! preserve iny life; for thy righteousness' sake, bring my soul out of distress.

12 In thy goodness cut off mine enemies, and destroy all those who afflict my soul; for I am thy servant.

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PRAISED be JEHOVAH, my rock, who teacheth mine hands in war, and my fingers in battle.

2 He is my protection and my stronghold, my fortress and my deliverance; my shield, under which I take refuge: he it is who reduceth nations unto me.

3 O JEHOVAH! what is man that thou takest notice of him; or the son of man that thou regardest him?


4. Man is like a breath that soon vanisheth ; his days pass away like the eveningshadow.

5 O JEHOVAH ! bow thy heavens and come down; touch the mountains, and they will smoke :

6 Flash forth thy lightning, and scatter them; shoot thine arrows, and discomfit them.

7 Stretch out thine hand from above, and deliver me; rescue me from the great waters:

8 From the hand of the sons of strangers; whose mouth speaketh vanity, and


whose righthand is a right-hand of falsehood.


O GOD! I will sing unto thee a new song; and sing praises unto thee, with a ten-stringed lute:

10 For it is thou, who givest unto kings, and deliverest David, thy servant, from the destroying sword.

Il Oh! rescue me from the hand of the sons of strangers ; whose mouth speakcth vanity, and whose right-hand is a rightband of falsehood : 12 That our sons may

be as young

and thriving plants; and our daughters as the polished corner-pillars of the sanctuary :

13 That our store-houses may be full of the produce of the earth of every kind; that our sheep may bring forth in thousands and in ten thousands in our open pastures ;

and that our oxen may be strong for labour : 14 That there


be no hostile invasion ; no leading into captivity ; no complaint to be heard in our streets.

15 Happy are the people, who are in such a state! happy are the people, who have JEHOVAH for their God !

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In the Morning prayer, p. 9:


PRAISE JEHOVAH, o my soul! I will praise JEHOVAH as long as I live: I will sing praise unto my God, while I have a being.

2 Place not your trust in princes, neither in any of the sons of man, for in them there is no deliverance:

3 For when the life of a man departeth, he returneth to his earth; and, at the same time, all his designs come to nought.

4 Happy is the man who hath the God of Jacob for his aid; and whose reliance is upon JEHOVAH :

5 Who made the heavens and the earth; the sea, and all things that are therein :

6 Who keepcth his promise for ever ; who executeth judgment for the oppressed, and giveth food to the hungry.

7 JEHOVAH releaseth the fettered cap, tive ; JEHOVAH openeth the eyes of the blind;


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