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The state of the godly.

PSALMS. Exhortation to praise God. PSALM XC.

1 6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in 1 A Prayer of Moses the man of God. darkness ; nor for the destruction that wastÎORD, thou hast been our dwelling- eth at noon-day. place in all generations.

1 7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and 2 Before the mountains were brought ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall th, or ever thou hadst formed the earth not come nigh thee. d the world, even from everlasting to 8 Ouly with thine eyes shalt thou behold erlasting, thou art God.

and see the reward of the wicked. 3 Thou turnest man to destruction; and 9 Because thou hast made the LORD vest, Return, ye children of men. | which is my refuge, even the Most High, 4 For a thousand years in thy sight are thy habitation; i as yesterday when it is past, and as a 10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither atch in the night.

shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. 5 Thou carriest them away as with a 11 For he shall give his angels charge od; they are as a sleep; in the morning over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

y are like grass which groweth up. 12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, 6 In the morning it flourisheth, and grow-lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. n up; in the evening it is cut down, and 13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and thereth.

adder : the young lion and the dragon shalt 7 For we are consumed by thine anger, thou trample under feet. d by thy wrath are we troubled.

14 Because he hath set his love upon

r secret sins in the light of thy counte- him on high, because he hath known my nce.

name. 9 For all our days are passed away in 15 He shall call upon me, and I will an

wrath : we spend our years as a tale swer him: I will be with him in trouble; I ut is told.

will deliver him, and honour him. 10 The days of our years are threescore 16 With long life will I satisfy him, and ars and ten; and if by reason of strength shew him my salvation. ay be fourscore years, yet is their strength

PSALM XCII. your and sorri x; for it is soon cut off, I A Psalm or Song for the sabbath day. d we fly away.

| IT is a good thing to give thanks unto 11 Who knoweth the power of thine – the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy ger? ever, according to thy fear, so is name, O Most High. y wrath.

1 2 To shew forth thy loving-kindness in 12 So t ach us to number our days, that the morning, and thy faithfulness every may apply our hearts unto wisdom. night, 13 R turn, o LORD, how long ? and let 3 Upon an instrument of ten strings, and repeat thee concerning thy servants. upon the psaltery; upon the harp with a 14 0 satisfy us early with thy mercy ; solemn sound. at we may rejoice and be glad all our 4 For thou, LORD, hast made me glad VS.

through thy work: I will triumph in the 15 Make us glad according to the days works of thy hands. verein thou hast afflicted us, and the years 5 O LORD, how great are thy works! Lprein we have seen evil.

and thy thoughts are very deep. 16 Let thy work appear unto thy ser- 6 A brutish man knoweth not; neither nts, and thy glory unto their children. doth a fool understand this. 17 And let the beauty of the Lord our 7 When the wicked spring as the grass, od be upon us : and establish thou the and when all the workers of iniquity do prk of our hands upon us; yea, the work flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed our hands establish thou it.

for ever: PSALM XCI.

8 But thou, LORD, art most high for TE that dwelleth in the secret place of evermore.

adow of the Almighty.

llo, thine enemies shall perish; all the 2 I will say of the LORD, He is my re-workers of iniquity shall be scattered. ze and my fortress: my God; in him 10 But my horn shalt thou exalt like the 11 I trust.

horn of an unicorn : I shall be anointed 3 Surely be shall deliver thee from the with fresh oil. are of the fowler, and from the noisome 11 Mine eye also shall see my desire on stilence.

mine enemies, and mine ears shall hear 4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, my desire of the wicked that rise up against d under his wings shalt thou trust : his me. Ith shall be thy shield and buckler. I 12 The righteous shall flourish like the 5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror palm-tree: he shall grow like a cedar in

night; nor for the arrow that flieth by Lebanon. yi

13 Those that be planted in the house of


The blessedness of affliction. PSALMS. Exhortation to praise God. the LORD shall flourish in the courts of our! 17 Unless the LORD had been my help, God.

my soul had almost dwelt in silence. 14 They shall still bring forth fruit in 18 When I said, My foot slippeth; thy old age; they shall be fat and Aourish- mercy, O LORD, held me up.

119 In the multitude of my thoughts with 15 To shew that the Lord is upright: in me, thy comforts delight my soul. he is my rock, and there is no unrighteous. 20 Shall the throne of iniquity have felness in him.

llowship with thee, which frameth mischief PSALM XCIII.

by a law ? THE LORD reigneth, he is clothed with 21 They gather themselves together

1 majesty; the LORD is clothed with against the soul of the righteous, and constrength, whereroith he hath girded himself: demn the innocent blood. the world also is established, that it cannot 22 But the LORD is my defence; and my be moved.

God is the rock of my refuge. 2 Thy throne is established of old : thou 23 And he shall bring upon them their art from everlasting.

Jown iniquity, and shall cut them off in 3 The floods have lifted up, O LORD, the their own wickedness; yca, the LORD our foods have lifted up their voice; the floods God shall cut them off. lift up their waves.

PSALM XCV. 4 The Lord on high is mightier than o COME, let us sing unto the LORD : the noise of many waters, yea, than the let us make a joyful noise to the Rock mighty waves of the sea.

of our salvation. 5 Thy testimonies are very sure: holi- 2 Let us come before his presence with ness becometh thine house, O LORD, for thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto

him with psalms. PSALM XCIV.

3 For the LORD is a great God, and a O LORD God, to whom vengeance be-great King above all gods. V longeth; O God, to whom vengeance 4 In his hand are the deep places of the belongeth, shew thyself.

earth: the strength of the hills is his also. 2 Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth: 5 The sea is his, and he made it: and render a reward to the proud.

his hands formed the dry land. 3 LORD, how long shall the wicked, how 6 O come, let us worship and bow down : long shall the wicked triumph ?

let us kneel before the LORD our maker. 4 How long shall they utter and speak 7 For he is our God; and we are the hard things ? and all the workers of ini- people of his pasture, and the sheep of his quity boast themselves ?

hand. To-day if ye will hear his voice, 5 They break in pieces thy people, 0 8 Harden not your heart, as in the proLORD, and afflict thine heritage.

vocation, and as in the day of temptation 6 They slay the widow and the stranger, in the wilderness : and murder the fatherless.

19 When your fathers tempted me, provñ Yet they say, The Lord shall not see, ed me, and saw my work. neither shall the God of Jacob regard it. 10 Forty years long was I grieved with

8 Understand, ye brutish among the peo- this generation, and said, It is a people ple: and ve fools, when will ye be wise? Ithat do err in their heart, and they have not

9 He that planted the ear, shall he not known my ways: hear ? he that formed the eye, shall he not 11 Unto whom I sware in my wrath, see?

that they should not enter into my rest. 10 He that chastiseth the heathen, shall

PSALM XCVI. not he correct? he that teacheth man know-In SING unto the LORD a new song: ledge, shall not he know?

sing unto the LORD, all the earth. il The LORD knoweth the thoughts of 2 Sing unto the LORD, bless his name; man, that they are vanity.

shew forth his salvation from day to day. 12 Blessed is the man whom thou chas- 3 Declare his glory among the heathen, tenest, O LORD, and teachest him out of thy his wonders among all people. A law;

14 For the LORD is great, and greatly to 13 That thou mayest give him rest from be praised : he is to be feared above all the days of adversity, until the pit be dig-gods. ged for the wicked.

5 For all the gods of the nations are idols: 14 For the LORD will not cast off his but the Lord made the heavens. people, neither will he forsake his inherit- 6 Honour and majesty are before him; ance.

strength and beauty are in his sanctuary. 15 But judgment shall return unto right- 7 Give unto the LORD, O ye kindreds eousness : and all the upright in heart shall of the people, give unto the LORD glory follow it.

and strength. · 16 Who will rise up for me against the 8 Give unto the LORD the glory due unto evil-doers? or who will stand up for me his name: bring an offering, and come into against the workers of iniquity?

his courts.

The majesty of God's kingdom. PSALMS. David's roio and profession.

90 worship the Lord in the beauty of 6 With trumpets and sound of cornet holiness: fear before him, all the earth. make a joyful noise before the Lord, the

10 Say among the heathen that the Lord King. reigneth : the world also shall be establish 7 Let the sea roar, and the fulness ed that it shall not be moved: he shall judge thereof; the world, and they that dwell the people righteously.

therein. 11 Let the heavens rejoice, and let the 8 Let the floods clap their hands : let earth be glad; let the sea roar, and the the hills be joyful together fulness thereof.

9 Before the LORD; for he cometh to 12 Let the field be joyful, and all that judge the earth : with righteousness shall is therein: then shall all the trees of the he judge the world, and the people with wood rejoice

equity. 13 Before the LORD; for he cometh, for


THE LORD reigneth; let the people judge the world with righteousness, and tremble: he sitteth between the chethe people with his truth.

rubims; let the earth be moved. PSALM XCVII.

2 The Lord is great in Zion; and he is THE THE LORD reigneth; let the earth re- high above all people.

joice; let the multitude of isles be 3 Let them praise thy great and terrible glad thereof.

name; for it is holy. 2 Clouds and darkness are round about 4 The king's strength also loveth judghim: righteousness and judgment are the ment; thou dost establish equity, thou exhabitation of his throne.

ecutest judgment and righteousness in 3 A fire goeth before him, and burneth Jacob. op his enemies round about.

5 Exalt ye the LORD our God, and wor4 His lightnings enlightened the world; ship at his footstool; for he is holy. the earth saw, and trembled.

6 Moses and Aaron among his priests, 5 The hills melted like wax at the pre- and Samuel among them that call upon his sence of the Lord, at the presence of the name; they called upon the LORD, and he LORD of the whole earth.

answered them. 6 'The heavens declare his righteousness, 7 He spake unto them in the cloudy and all the people see his glory.

pillar: they kept his testimonies, and the 7 Confounded be all they that serve ordinance that he gave them. graven images, that boast themselves of 3 Thou answeredst them, O LORD our idols ; worship him, all ye gods.

God; thou wast a God that forgavest them, 8 Zion heard, and was glad; and the though thou tookest vengeance of their daughters of Judah rejoiced because of thy inventions. judgments, () Lord.

9 Exalt the LORD our God, and worship 9 For thou, LORD, art high above all the at his holy hill; for the Lord our God is earth: thou art exalted far above all gods. holy. 10 Ye that love the Lord, hate evil :

PSALM C. he preserveth the souls of his saints; he

LA Psalm of praise. delivereth them out of the hand of the MIA

CAKE a joyful noise unto the LORD,

all ye lands. 11 Light is sown for the righteous, and 2 Serve the LORD with gladness : come gladness for the upright in heart.

before his presence with singing. 12 Rejoice in the LORD, ye righteous ;. 3 Know ye that the Lord he is God: it and give thanks at the remembrance of his is he that hath made us, and not we ourholiness.

selves; we are his people, and the sheep of PSALM XCVIII.

his pasture. TA Psalm.

4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, SING unto the Lord a new song; and into his courts with praise : be thankhis right hand, and his holy arm, hath got- 5 For the Lord is good; his mercy is ten him the victory.

everlasting; and his truth endureth to all 2 The Lord hath made known his sal- generations. ration : his righteousness hath he openly

PSALM CI. shewed in the sight of the heathen.

TA Psalm of David. 3 He hath remembered his mercy and WILL sing of mercy and judgment: liis truth toward the house of Israel: all unto thee, O LORD, will I sing. the ends of the earth have seen the salva 2 I will be have myself wisely in a pertion of our God.

fect way. () when wilt thou come into 4 Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, me? I will walk within my house with a all the earth: make a loud noise, and re-perfect heart. joice, and sing praise.

3 I will set no wicked thing before mine 5 Sing unto the Lord with the harp; eyes: I hate the work of them that turn with the harp, and the voice of a psalm. aside; it shall not cleave to me.


A prayer of the afflicted.. PSALMS. Exhortation to praise God. 4 A froward heart shall depart from me :/ 20 To hear the groaning of the prisoner; I will not know a wicked person.

to loose those that are appointed to death; 5 Whoso privily slandereth his neigh- 21 To declare the name of the LORD in bour, him will I cut off: him that hath an Zion, and his praise in Jerusalem ; high look and a proud heart will not I suffer. 22 When the people are gathered toge

6 Mine eyes shall be upon the faithful ther, and the kingdoms, to serve the LORD. of the land, that they may dwell with me: 23 He weakened my strength in the he that walketh in a perfect way, he shall way; he shortened my days. serve me.

| 24 I said, O my God, take me not away 7 He that worketh deceit shall not in the midst of my days: thy years are dwell within my house: he that telleth throughout all generations. lies shall not tarry in my sight.

25 Of old hast thou laid the foundation 8 I will early destroy all the wicked of of the earth: and the heavens are the work the land ; that I may cut off all wicked of thy hands. doers from the city of the LORD.

26 They shall perish, but thou shalt enPSALM CII.

dure : yea, all of them shall wax old like a TA Prayer of the afflicted, when he is garment; as a vesture shalt thou change

overwhelmed, and poureth out his com- them, and they shall be changed: plaint before the LORD.

127 But thou art the same, and thy years D EAR my prayer, O LORD, and let shall have no end. L my cry come unto thee.

28 The children of thy servants shall 2 Hide not thy face from me in the day continue, and their seed shall be establishwhen I am in trouble; incline thine eared before thee. unto me: in the day when I call, answer

PSALM CIII. me speedily.

1 A Psalm of David. 3 For my days are consumed like PLESS the LORD, O my soul : and all smoke, and my bones are burned as an D that is within me, bless his holy name. hearth.

| 2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget 4 My heart is smitten, and withered like not all his benefits: grass ; so that I forget to eat my bread. I 3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities:

5 By reason of the voice of my groaning who healeth all thy diseases; my bones cleave to my skin.

14 Who redeemeth thy life from destruc6 I am like a pelican of the wilderness: tion; who crowneth thee with loving-kindI am like an owl of the desert.

ness and tender mercies; 7 I watch, and am as a sparrow alone 5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good upon the house top.

things; so that thy youth is renewed like 8 Mine enemies reproach me all the day; the eagle's. and they that are mad against me are 6 The LORD executeth righteousness sworn against me.

and judgment for all that are oppressed. 9 For I have eaten ashes like bread, and 7 He made known his ways unto Moses, mingled my drink with weeping,

his acts unto the children of Israel. 10 Because of thine indignation and thy! 8 The LORD is merciful and gracious, wrath : for tlcu hast listed me up, and cast slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. me down. :

| 9 He will not always chide; neither will 11 My days are like a shadow that de- he keep his anger for ever. clineth; and I am withered like grass. I 10 He hath not dealt with us after our

12 But thou, O Lord, shalt endure for sins; nor rewarded us according to our erer; and thy remembrance unto all ge- iniquities. ncrations.

| 11 For as the heaven is high above the 13 Thou shalt arise, and have mercy earth, so great is his mercy toward them upon Zion: for the time to favour her, that fear him. yea, the set time, is come.

T 12 As far as the east is from the west, so 14 For thy servants take pleasure in her far hath he removed our transgressions stones, and favour the dust thereof.

from us. 15 So the heathen shall fear the name of 13 Like as a father pitieth his children, the Lord: and all the kings of the earth so the LORD pitieth them that fear bim. thy glory.

| 14 For he knoweth our frame; he re16 When the LORD shall build up Zion, membereth that we are dust. he shall appear in his glory.

1 15 As for man, his days are as grass : as 17 He will regard the prayer of the des- a flower of the field, so he flourisheth. titute, and not despise their prayer.

16 For the wind passeth over it, and it 18 This shall be written for the genera- is gone; and the place thereof shall know tion to come: and the people which shall sit no more. be created shall praise the LORD. | 17 But the mercy of the Lord is from

19 For he hath looked down from the everlasting to everlasting upon them that height of his sanctuary; from heaven did fear him, and his righteousness unto chilthe Lord behold the earth;

Idren's children;

The mighty power and

PSALMS. wonderful providence of God. 18 To such as keep his covenant, and 19 He appointeth the moon for seasons • those that remember his commandments the sun knoweth his going down. do them.

120 Thou makest darkness, and it is 19 The Lord hath prepared his throne night: wherein all the beasts of the forest the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth do creep forth. rall.

| 21 The young lions roar after their prey, 20 Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that and seek their meat from God. el in strength, that do his command- 22 The sun ariseth, they gather themnts, bearkening unto the voice of his selves together, and lay them down in their rd.

dens. 21 Bless ye the LORD, all ye his hosts ;| 23 Man goeth forth unto his work and to ministers of his, that do his pleasure. This labour until the evening.

2 Bless the Lord, all his works in all) 24 O LORD, how manifold are thy works! ces of his dominion : bless the LORD, O in wisdom hast thou made them all: the soul.

earth is full of thy riches. PSALM CIV.

25 So is this great and wide sea, whereLESS the LORD, O my soul., O LORD in are things creeping innumerable, both

my God, thou art very great; thou small and great beasts. clothed with honour and majesty. I 26 There go the ships : there is that le! Who coverest thyself with light as with viathan, whoin thou hast made to play arment: who stretchest out the heavens therein. " a curtain :

| 27 These wait all upon thee; that thou Who layeth the beams of his cham- mayest give them their meat in due season. s in the waters: who maketh the clouds 28 That thou givest them, they gather : chariot: who walketh upon the wings thou openest thine hand, they are filled he wind :

with good. Who maketh his angels spirits ; his 29 Thou bidest thy face, they are trounisters a flaming fire:

| bled: thou takest away their breath, they i Who laid the foundations of the earth, die, and return to their dust. t it should not be removed for ever. | 30 Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they

Thou coveredst it with the deep as are created : and thou renewest the face of ha garment: the waters stood above the earth. mountains.

| 31 The glory of the LORD shall endure | At thy rebuke they fled; at the voice for ever : the LORD shall rejoice in his thy thunder they hasted away.

works. They go up by the mountains; they 32 He looketh on the earth, and it trem.. down by the valleys unto the place bleth: he toucheth the hills, and they ich thou hast founded for them.

smoke. ✓ Thou hast set a bound that they may 33 1 will sing unto the Lord as long as

pass over ; that they turn not again to I live: I will sing praise unto my God er the earth. ;

while I have my being. O He sendeth the springs into the val. 34 My meditation of him shall be sweet: s, which run among the hills.

I will be glad in the LORD. 1 They give drink to every beast of 35 Let the sinners be consumed out of

field: the wild asses quench their the earth, and let the wicked be no more. rst.

Bless thou the LORD, O my soul. Praise 12 By them shall the fowls of the hea-lye the LORD. have their habitation, which sing among

PSALM CV. branches.

lo GIVE thanks unto the LORD; call 13 He watereth the hills from his cham upon his name: make known his s: the earth is satisfied with the fruit of deeds among the people. works.

| 2 Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him : 14 He causeth the grass to grow for the talk ye of all his wondrous works. tle, and herb for the service of man : 3 Glory ye in his holy name: let the the may bring forth food out of the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD. th:

14 Seek the Lord, and his strength : seek 15 And wine that maketh glad the heart his face evermore. man, and oil to make his face to shine, 5 Reinember his marvellous works that I bread which strengtheneth man's heart. he hath done; his wonders, and the judge 16 The trees of the LORD are full of ments of his mouth; ); the cedars of Lebanon, which he 6 O ye seed of Abraham his servant, ye h planted;

Ichildren of Jacob his chosen. 17 Where the birds make their nests : 7 He is the Lord our God: his judge

for the stork, the fir-trees are her ments are in all the earth. ise.

8 He hath remembered his covenant 18 The high hills are a refuge for the for ever, the word which he commanded to d goats; and the rocks for the conies. Ta thousand generations.

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