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Selections of PSALMS.
Psalm lxxxv. Benedixifti, hath looked down from hea-

ORD, thou art become Yea, the Lord shall show

gracious unto thy land ; loving-kindness; and our land thou hast turned away the shall give her increase. captivity of Jacob.

Righteousness shall go beThou hast forgiven the fore him ; and he shall direct offence of thy people, and his going in the way. covered all their fins.

Thou hast taken away all Pfalm xciii. Dominus regnavit. thy displeasure, and turned

HE Lord is King, and thyself from thy wrathful

hath put on glorious indignation.

apparel; the Lord hath put Turn us then, O God our Saviour, and let thine anger himself with strength.

on his apparel, and girded cease from us.

He hath made the round Wilt thou be displeased world so sure, that it cannot at us for ever? and wilt

be moved. thou stretch out thy wrath

Ever since the world began, from one generation to ano- hath thy seat been prepared : ther?

Thou art from everlasting. Wilt thou not turn again,

The floods are risen, o and quicken us, that thy peo- Lord, the floods have lift up ple may rejoice in thee? Show us thy mercy,

their voice ; the floods lift up O

their waves. Lord, and grant us thy sal

The waves of the sea are vation. I will hearken what the but yet the Lord, who dwel

mighty, and rage horribly; Lord God will say concerning leth on high, is mightier. me; for he shall speak peace

Thy testimonies, O Lord, unto his people, and to his saints, that they turn not cometh thine house for ever.

are very sure : holiness beagain.

For his falvation is nigh Pfalm xcvii. Dominus regnavit. them that fear him ; that glory may dwell in our land. HE Lord is King, the

Mercy and truth are met earth may be glad together ; righteousness and thereof: yea, the multitude of peace have kiffed each other. the isles may be glad thereof.

Truth shall flourish out of Clouds and the earth, and righteousness round about him': righteoul

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SELECTION IX. habitation of his feat.

There shall go a fare before Psalm viii. Domine, Dominus him, and burn up his ene

nofter. mies on every side.

Lord, our Governor, His lightnings gave shine how excellent is thy unto the world ; the earth Name in all the world; thou faw it, and was afraid. that hast set thy glory above

The hills melted like wax the heavens ! at the presence of the Lord; Out of the mouth of very at the presence of the Lord babes and sucklings haft thou of the whole earth.

ordained strength, because of The heavens have declared thine enemies, that thou his righteousness, and all the mightest still the enemy and people have seen his glory.

Confounded be all they that For I will consider thy worship carved images, and heavens, even the works of that delight in vain gods : thy fingers ; the moon and worship him, all ye gods. the stars which thou hast

Sion heard of it, and re- ordained. joiced ; and the daughters of What is man, that thou Juda were glad, because of art mindful of him ? and the thy judgments, O Lord. son of man, that thou visitest

For thou, Lord, art higher him? than all that are in the earth : Thou madeft him lower thou art exalted far above all than the angels, to crown gods.

him with glory and worship. O ye that love the Lord, Thou makest him to have fee that ye hate the thing dominion of the works of thy which is evil : the Lord pre- hands; and thou hast put all serveth the souls of his saints; things in subjection under his he shall deliver them from the feet, hand of the ungodly.

All sheep and oxen ; yea, There is sprung up a light and the beasts of the field; for the righteous, and joyful The fowls of the air, and gladness for such as are true. the fishes of the sea ; and hearted.

whatsoever walketh through Rejoice in the Lord, ye the paths of the seas. righteous, and give thanks O Lord, our Governor, for a remembrance of his how excellent is thy Name in holiness,

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From Psalm xxxiii. Exultate, joyful and pleasant thing it is justi.

to be thankful. EJOICE in the Lord, O The doth build up

ye righteous; for it be- Jerusalem, and gather togecometh well the just to be ther the outcasts of Israel. thankful.

He healeth those who are Praise the Lord with harp; broken in heart, and giveth sing praises unto him with medicine to heal their lickthe lute, and instrument of nefs. ten strings.

He telleth the number of Sing unto the Lord a new the stars, and calleth them all song ; sing praises unto him by their names. with a good courage.

Great is our Lord, and For the word of the Lord great is his power ; yea, and is true, and all his works are his wisdom is infinite. faithful.

The Lord fetteth up the He loveth righteousness meek, and bringeth the-unand judgment ; the earth is godly down to the ground. full of the goodness of the O sing unto the Lord with Lord.

thanksgiving ; sing praises upBy the word of the Lord on the harp unto our God; were the heavens made, and

Who covereth the heaven all the hosts of thein by the with clouds, and prepareth breath of his mouth.

rain for the earth; and makHe gathereth the waters of eth the grass to grow upon the the sea together, as it were mountains, and the herb for upon an heap; and layeth up the use of men ; the deep, as in a treasure Who giveth fodder unto house.

the cattle, and feedeth the Let all the earth fear the young ravens that call upon Lord; stand in awe of him, him. all ye that dwell in the world : The Lord's delight is in

For he fpake, and it was those who fear him, and put done ; he commanded, and their trust in his mercy. it stood fast.

Praise the Lord, O Jerusa

lem; praise thy God, O Sion. From Psalm cxlvii. Laudate For he hath made fast the Dominum.

bars of thy gates, and hath Praise the Lord, for it blessed thy children within

is a good thing to fing thee. praises unto our God; yea, a

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borders, and filleth thee with Set up thyself, O God, the flour of wheat:

above the heavens; and thy He sendeth forth his com- glory above all the earth. mandment upon earth, and his word runneth very swiftly. SELECTION X.

He giveth snow like wool, From Pfalm xcvi. Cantate and scattereth the hoar-frost

Domino. like ashes.

Heh caiteth forth his ice One walong; fing unto the


all gods.

like morsels; who is able to

new song abide his frost ?

Lord, all the whole earth. He sendeth out his word,

Sing unto the Lord, and and melteth them; he blow. praise his Name; be telling of eth with his wind, and the his falvation from day to day.

Declare his honour unto waters flow,

He showeth his word unto the heathen, and his wonders Jacob, his statutes and ordi- unto all people.

For the Lord is great, and nances unto Israel.

He hath not dealt so with any cannot worthily be praised ; nation; neither have the bea. he is more to be feared than then knowledge of his laws.

Psalm cxlviii. Laudate DoFrom Psalm lvii. Miferere

minum. mei, Deus.

Praise the Lord of heaET up thyself, O God, ven; praise him in the

above the heavens; and height. thy glory above all the earth. Praise him, all ye angels of

My heart is fixed, O God, his; praise him, all his hoft. my heart is fixed; I will fing Praise himn, fun and moon'; and give praise.

praise him, all ye ftars and Awake up, my glory ; light. awake, lute and harp: Imy Praise him, all ye heavens, felf will awake right early. and ye waters that are above

I' will give thanks unto the heavens. thee, O Lord, among the peo Let them praise the Name ple, and I will fing unto thee of the Lord ; for he spake among the nations.

the word, and they were - For the greatness of thy made ; he commanded, and mercy' reacheth unto the hea- they were created. vens, and thy truth unto the "He hath made them fast clouds.

for ever and ever; he hath

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given them a law, which shall Psalm cl. Laudate Dominum not be broken.

Praise God in his holiye dragons, and all deeps ;

firmament of his power. Fire and hail, snow and va Praise himinhis noble acts; pours, wind and storm, ful- praise him according to his filling his word;

excellent greatness. Mountains and all hills ;

Praise him in the found of fruitful trees and all cedars; the trumpet ; praise him upon

Beasts and all cattle ; the lute and harp. worms and feathered fowls

Praise him in the cymbals Kings of the earth and all and dances ; praise him upon people ; princes and all judges the strings and pipe. of the world ;

Praise him upon the wellYoung men and maidens, tuned cymbals; praise him old men and children, praise upon the loud cymbals. the Name of the Lord; for

Let every thing that hath his Name only is excellent, breath praise the Lord. and his praise above heaven and earth.

He shall exalt the horn of Portions of Psalms, to be Jung his people : all his faints shall

or said, at Morning Prayer, praise him ; even the children

on certain Feasts and Fasts, of Israel, even the people that

instead of the Venite Exulserveth him.

temus, wben any of the From Psalm cxlix. Cantate

foregoing selections are to folDomino.

low instead of the Psalms, as

in the Table. Sing unto the Lord a

new song ; let the con CHRISTMAS-DAY. gregation of saints praise him.

Let Ifrael rejoice in him From Psalms xlv. Ixxxix. cx. that made him; and let the HY seat, O God, endure children of Sion be joyful in eth for ever ; the sceptheir King

tre of thy kingdom is a right Let them praise his Name sceptre. in the dance ; let them fing Thou hast loved righteouspraises unto him with tabret ness, and hated iniquity and hasp.

wherefore God, even thy God, For the Lord hath pleasure hath anointed thee with the in his people, and helpeth, the oil of gladness above thy felmeek-hearted. 1,



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