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Prayer against church-oppressors. PSALMS.

David prays for mercy. and they that hate thee have lifted up the 9 Behold, O God' our shield, and look head.

upon the face of thine anointed. 3 They have taken crafty counsel against 10 For a day in thy courts is better than thy people, and consulted against thy hid- a thousand. Thad rather be a door-keeper den ones.

in the house of my God, than to dwell in 4 They have said, Come, and let us cut the tents of wickedness. them off from being a nation; that ihe name 11 For the Lord God is a suirand shield: of Israel may be no more in remembrance. the LORD will give grace and glory; no

5 For they have consulted together with good thing will he withhold from them that one consent: they are confederate against walk uprightly. thee:

12 O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man 6 The tabernacles of Edom, and the that trusteth in thee. Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes ;

PSALM LXXXV.. 7 Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the T To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre ; bil Assur also is joined with them: They Lohjana: thou hast brought back the

sons of Korah. have holpen the children of Lot. Selah.

9 Do into them as unto the Midianites; captivity of Jacob. as to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the brook of 2 Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy Kison :

people, thou hast covered all their sin. 10 Which perished at En-dor: they be- Selah. came as dung for the earth.

3 Thou hast taken away all thy wrath: 11 Make their pobles like Oreb, and thou hast turned thyself from the fierceness like Zeeb: yea, all their princes as Zebah, of thine anger. and as Zalmunna:

4 Turn us, O God of our salvation, and 12 Who said, Let us take to ourselves cause thine anger toward us to cease. the houses of God in possession.

5 Wilt thou be angry with us for ever! 13 0

ту. God, make them like a wheel; wilt thou draw out thine anger to all geas the stubble before the wind.

nerations? 14 As the fire burneth a wood, and as 6 Wilt thou not revive us again: that the flame setteth the mountains on fire ; thy people may rejoice in thee?

15 So persecute them with thy tempest, 7 Shew us thy mercy, O LORD, and and make them afraid with thy storm. grant us thy salvation

16 Fill their faces with shame; that they 8. I will hear what God the LORD will may seek thy name, O LORD.

speak: for he will speak peace unto his i7 Let them be confounded and troubled people, and to his saints: but let them not for ever; yea, let them be put to shame, turn again to folly. and perish:

9 Surely his salvation is nigh them that 18 That men may know that thou, fear him; that glory may dwell in vur land. whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the 10 Mercy and truth are met together; Most High over all the earth.

righteousness and peace have kissed each PSALM LXXXIV.

other. I To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A 11 Truth shall spring out of the earth;

Psalın for the sons of Korah. and righteousness shall look down from HOW amiable are thy tabernacles, o heaven,

12 Yea, the Lord shall give that which 2 My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth is good; and our land shall yield her infor the courts of the LORD: my heart and crease. my flesh crieth out for the living God. 13 Righteousness shall go before him;

3 Yea, the sparrow hath found a house, and shall set us in the way of his steps. and the swallow a nest for herself, where

PSALM LXXXTT. she may lay her young, even thine altars, LORD OP husts, my King, and my God: Bomes for I am poor and needy.

TA Prayer of David.

Ow down thine ear, O Lord, hear 4 Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be still praising thee. Selah. 2 Preserve my soul; for I am holy: 0

5 Blessed is the man whose sțrength is in thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth thee ; in whose heart are the ways of them, in thee.

6 Whe passing through the valley of 3 Be merciful unto me, O LORD: for I Baca make it a well; the rain also filleth cry unto thee daily. the pools.

4 Rejoice the soul of thy servant: for 7 They go from strength to strength, unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. every one of them in Zion appeareth before 5 For thou, Lord, art good, and ready God.

to forgive; and plenteous id mercy unto all E O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer: them that call upon

thee. give ear, O God of Jacob. Selah.

6 Give ear, O LORD, unto my prayer;

The goodness and power of God. PSALMS. A complaint in affliction. and attend to the voice of my supplications. 4 I am counted with them that go down

7 In the day of my trouble I will call into the pit: I am as a man that hath no upon thee : for thou wilt answer me. strength:

8. Among the gods there is none like 5 Free among the dead, like the slain unto thee, O Lord; neither are there any that lie in the grave, whom thou rememworks like unto thy works.

berest no more: and they are cut off from 9 All nations whom thou hast made shall thy hand. come and worship before thee, O LORD; 6 Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, and shall glorify thy name.

in darkness, in the deeps. 10 For thou art great, and doest won 7 Thy wrath lieth hard upon me, and drous things : thou art God alone. thou hast afflicted me with ail thy waves.

11 Teach me thy way, O LORD; I will Selah. walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear! 8 Thou hast put away mine acquaintthy name.

ance far from me; thou hast made me an 12 I will praise thee, O Lord my God, abomination unto them: am shut up, with all my heart: and I will glorify thy and I cannot come forth. name for evermore.

9 Mine eye mourneth by reason of af. 13 For great is thy mercy toward me : Aliction : LORD, I have called daily upon and thou hast delivered my soul from the thee, I have stretched out my bands unlowest hell.

to thee. 14 O God, the proud are risen against 10 Wilt thou shew wonders to the dead? me, and the assemblies of violent men bave shall the dead arise and praise thee? Selah. sought after my soul ; and have not set thee 11 Shall thy loving-kindness be- debefore them.

clared in the grave? or thy faithfulness in 15 But thou, O LORD, art a God full of destruction ? compassion, and gracious, long-suffering, 12 Shall thy wonders be known in the and pleñteous in mercy and truth. dark? and thy righteousness in the land of

16 O turn unto me, and have mercy upon forgetfulness? me; give thy strength unto thy servant, and 13 But unto thee have I cried, O LORD; save the son of thine handmaid.

and in the morning sball my prayer pre17 Shew me a token for good ; that they vent thce. which hate me may see it, and be ashamed: 14 LORD, why castest thou off my

soul? because thou, Lord, hasi holpen me, and why bidest thou thy face from me ? comforted me.

15 I am afflicted and ready to die from PSALM LXXXVII.

my youth up: while I suffer thy terrors I TA Psalm or Song for the sons of Korab. am distracted.

16 Thy fierce wrath goeth over me; 2 The Lord loveth the gates of thy terrors have cut me off. Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob. 17 They came round about me daily

3 Glorious things are spoken of thee, O like water; they compassed me about tocity of God. Selah.

gether. 4 I will make mention of Rahab and 18 Lover and friend hast thou put far Babylon to them that know me: behold from me, and mine acquaintance into Philistia, and Tyre, with Ethiopia ; this darkness. man was born there.

PSALM LXXXIX. 5 And of Zion it shall be said, This and T Maschil of Ethan the Ezrahite. hinh selang was bormilis hene and the Highest I willesing of the mercies of the make

6 The LORD shall count, when he known thy faithfulness to all generations. writeth up the people, that this man was 2 For I have said, Mercy shall be built born there. Selah.

for ever: thy faithfulness shalt thou es7 A$ well the singers as the players on tablish in the very

heavens. instruments shall be there : all my springs, 3 I have made a covenant with my are in thee.

chosen, I have sworn unto David my serPSALM LXXXVIII.

vant, T A Song or Psalın for the sons of Korah, 4 Thy seed will I establish for ever,

to the chief Musician upon Mahalath and build up thy throne to all generations. Leannoth, Maschil of Heman the Ezra- Selah. hite.

5 And the heavens shall praise thy cried day and night before thee

congregation saints. 2 Let my prayer come before thee: in 6 For who in the heaven can be comcline thine ear unto my cry;

pared unto the Lord? who among the sons 3 For my soul is full of troubles: and of the mighty can be likened unto the my life draweth nigh unto the grave. LORD?

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Thankfulness for God's mercies. PSALMS, David's complaint and prayer.

God is greatly to be feared in the as 32 Then will I visit their transgression sembly of the saints, and to be had in re- with the rod, and theiriniquity with stripes. verence of all them that are about hiin. 33 Nevertheless my loving-kindness

8 O Lord God of hosts, who is a strong will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer LORD like unto thee? or iö thy faithfulness my faithfulness to fail. round about thee?

34 My covenant will I not break, nor 9 Thou rulest the raging of the sea : alter the thing that is gone out of my lips. when the waves thereof arise, thou stillest 35 Once have I sworn by my holiness them.

that I will not lie unto David. 10 Thou hast broken Rahab in pieces, 36 His seed shall endure for ever, and as one that is slain; thou hast scattered his throne as the sun before me. thine enemies with ihy strong arm.

37 It shall be established for ever as the 11 The heavens are thine, the earth also moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven. is thine: as for the world, and the fulness Selah. thereof, thou hast founded them.

38 But thou hast cast off and abhorred, 12 The north and the south thou hast thou hast been wroth with thine anointed. created them : Tabor and Hermon shall 39 Thou hast inade void the covenant rejoice in thy name.

of thy servant : thou hast profaned his 13 Thou hast a mighty arm : strong is crown by casting it to the ground. tby hand, and high is thý right hand. 40 Thou hast broken downallbishedges;

14 Justice and judgment are the habit thou hast brought his strong holds to ruin. ation of thy throne: mercy and iruik shall 41 All that pass by the way spoil him : go before thy face.

he is a reproach to his neighbours. 15 Blessed is the people that know the 42 Thou hast set up the right hand of joyful sound: they shall walk, O LORD, his adversaries; thou hast made all his enein the light of thy countenance. Inies to rejoice.

16 In thy name shall they rejoice all the 43 Thou hast also turned the edge of his day: and in thy righteousness shall they sword, and hast not inade him to stand in be exalted.

the battle. 17 For thou art the glory of their 44 Thou hast made his glory to cease, strength; and in thy favour our horn shall and cast his throne down to the ground. be exalted.

45 The days of bis youth hast thou short18 For the LORD is our defence; and ened: thou hast covered him with shame. the Holy One of Israel is our King. Selah.

19 Then thou spakest in vision to thy 46 How long, LORD, wilt thou hide thyHoly One, and saidst, I have laid help upon sell? for ever? shall thy wrath burn like fire? one that is mighty; I have exalted one 47 Remember how short my time is: chosen out of the people.

wherefore hast thou made all men in vain! 20 I have found David my servant; 48 What man is he that liveth, and shall with my holy oil have I anointed him : not see death? shall he deliver his soul

21 With whom my hand shall be esta from the hand of the grave? Selah. blished:mine arm also shall strengthen him. 49 LORD, where are thy former loving;

22 The enemy shall not exact upon him; kindnesses, which thou swarest unto David nor the son of wickedness afflict him.

in thy truth? 23 And I will beat down his foes before 50 Remember, LORD, the reproach of his face, and plague them that hate him. thy servants ; how I do bear in my bosom

24 But my faithfulness and my mercy the reproach of all the nighty people ; shall be with him: and in my naine shali blʻWierewith thine enemies have rehis horn be exalted.

proached, O LORD; wherewith they have 25 I will set his hand also in the sea, reproached the footsteps of thine anointed. and his right hand in the rivers.

52 Blessed be the LORD for evermore. 26 He shall cry unto me, Thouartmy Fa- Amen, and amen. ther, my God, and the Rock of my salvation.

PSALM XC. 27 Also I will make him my first-born, T A Prayer of Moses the man of God. higher than the kings of the earth. 28 My mercy will I keep for him for LORD, thou hast been our dwelling.

generations. everinore, and iny covenant shall stand fast 2 Before the mountains were brought with him.

forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth 29 His seed also will I make ta endure and the world, even from everlasting to for ever, and his throne as the days of everlasting, thou art God. beaven.

3 Thou turnest man to destruction ; and 30 If his children forsake my law, and sayest, Return, ye children of men, walk not in my judgments;

4 For a thousand years in thy sight are 31 If they break my statutes, and keep but as yesterday when it is pasi, and as a not my commandments;

watch in the night.

name.

The state of the godly.

PSALMS. An exhortation to prarse God. 5 Thou carriest them away as with a 11 For he shall give his angels charge flood; they are as a sleep ; in the morning over thee, to keep ihee in all ihy ways. they are like grass which groweth up. 12 They shall bearthee up in their hands,

6 In the morning it fourisheth, and grow- lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. eth up; in the evening it is cut down, and 13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and withereth.

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

14 Because he hath set his love upon 8 Thou hast set our iniquities before me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set thee, our secret sins in the light of thy him on high, because he hath known my countenance.

9 For all our days are passed away in 15 He shall call upon me, and I will thy wrath: we spend our years, as a tale answer him : I will be with him in trouble ; that is told.

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

PSALM XCII. strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon T A Psalm or Song for the sabbath day. cut off, and we fly away.

Tis a good thing to give thanks unto 11 Who knoweth the power of thine the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy anger? even according to thy fear, so is name, O Most High. thy wrath.

2 To shew forth thy loving-kindness in 12 So teach us to number our days, that the morning, and thy faithfulness every we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. night,

13 Return, O Lord, how long? and let 3 Úpon an instrument of ten strings, it repent thee concerning thy servants. and upon the psaltery; upon the harp with

14 0 satisfy us early with thy mercy; a solemn sound. that we may rejoice and beglad allour days. 4 For thou, Lord, hast made me glad

15 Make us glad according to the days through thy work: I will triumph in the wherein thou hast aflicted us, and the years works of thy hands. wherein we have seen evil.

5 O LORD, how great are thy works! 16 Let thy work appear unto thy ser- and thy thoughts are very deep. vants, and thy glory unto their children. 6 A brutish man knoweth not; neither

17 And let the beauty of the LORD our doth a fool understand this. God be upon us: and establish thou the 7 When the wicked spring as the grass, work of our hands upon us ;, yea, the work and when all the workers of iniquity do of our hands establish thou it.

flourish ; it is that they shall be destroyed PSALM XCI.

for ever: HE that dwelleth in the secret place of 8 But thou, Lord, art most high for

the shadow of the Almighty.

9 For lo, thine enemies, O LORD, for 2 I will say of the Lord, He is my re-lo, thine enemies shall perish ; all the fuge and my fortress : my God; in him workers of iniquity shall be scattered. will I trust.

10 But my horn shalt thou exalt like the 3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the horn of a unicorn : I shall be anointed snare of the fowler, and from the noisome with fresh oil. pestilence.

11 Mine eye also shall see my desire on 4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, mine enemies, and mine ears shall hear and under his wings shalt thou trust: his my desire of the wicked that rise up against truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror 12 The righteous shall flourish like the by night; nor for the arrow that fieth by day; palm-tree : he shall grow like a cedar in

6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in Lebanon. darkness; nor for the destruction that 13 Those that be planted in the house wasteth at noon-day.

of the LORD shall flourish in the courts of 7 A tbousand sball fall at thy side, and our God. ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall 14 They shall still bring forth fruit in not come nigh thee.

old age; they shall be fat and flourishing; 8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold 15 To shew that the LORD is upright : and see the reward of the wicked. he is my rock, and there is no unrighteous.

9 Because thou hast made the LORD ness in him. which is my refuge, even the Most High,

PSALM XCIII. thy habitation; 10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither THE LORD

. reigneth, he is clothed with shall any plague come nigb thy dwelling, strength wherewith he hath girded himself:

me.

ever.

The blessedness of a Miction. PSALAIS. The greatness and goodness of God. the world also is established, that it can 21 They gather themselves together not be moved.

against the soul of the righteous, and con2 Thy throne is established of old: thou jdemn the innocent blood. art froui everlasting.

22 But the LORD is my defence ; and 3 The floods have lifted up, O Lord, my God is the rock of my refuge. the floods have listed up their voice ; the 23 And he shall bring upon them their floods lift up their waves.

own iniquity, and shall cut them off in 4 The Lord on bigh is mightier than their own wickedness; yea, the LORD the noise of many waters, yeu, than the our God shall

cut them off. mighty waves of the sea.

PSALM XCV. ness becometh thine house, To Let Door O COME, let us sing unto the Lord :

let us make a joyful noise to the Rock

of our salvation. PSALM XCIV.

2 Let us come before his presence with O a joyful noise

longeth; O God, to whom vengeance unto him with psalms. belongeth, shew thyself.

3 For the LORD is a great God, and a 2. Lift up thyself, thou Judge of the great King above all gods. earth: render a reward to the proud. 4 In his hand are the deep places of the

3 Lord, how long shall the wicked, how earth : the strength of the hills is his also. long shall the wicked triumph?

5 The sea is his, and be made it : and 4 How long shall they utter and speak his hands formed the dry land. hard things ? and all the workers of ini. 6 0 come, let us worship and bow down: quity boast themselves?

let us kneel before the LORD our maker. 5 They break in pieces thy people, O 7 For he is our God; and we are the Lord, and alllict thine heritage.

people of his pasture, and the sheep of his 6 They slay the widow and the stranger, hand. To-day if ye will hear his voice, and murder the fatherless.

8 Harden not your heart, as in the pro7 Yet they say, The Lord shall not see, vocation, and as in the day of temptation neither shall the God of Jacob regard it, in the wilderness :

8 Understand, ye brutish among the 9 When your fathers tempted me, people; and ye fools, when will ye be proved me, and saw my work. wise?

10 Forty years long was ! grieved with He that planted the ear, shall he not this generation, and said, It is a people hear? he that formed the eye, shall he not that do err in their heart, and they have see?

not known my ways: 10 He that chastiseth the heathen, shall 11 Unto whom I sware in my wrath, not he correct? he that teacheth man know- that they should not enter into my rest. ledge, shall not he know?

PSALM XCVI.
The Lord knoweth the thoughts of O sing unto the Lord, all the eartdim

SING unto the LORD a new song: man, that they are vanity.

12 Blessed is the man whom thou chast 2 Sing unto the Lord, bless his name; enest, O Lord, and teachest him out of sbew forth his salvation from day to day. thy law;

3 Declare his glory among the heathen, 13 That thou mayest give him rest from his wonders among all people. the days of adversity, until the pit be 4 For the LORD is great, and greatly to digged for the wicked.

be praised : he is to be feared above all 14 For the Lord will not cast off his gods. people, neither will he forsake his in 5 For all the gods of the nations are heritance.

idols : but the Lord made the heavens. 15 But judgment shall return unto right 6 Honour and majesty are before him; eousness : and all the upright in heart strength and beauty are in bis sanctuary. shall follow it.

7 Give unto the LORD, O ye kindreds 16 Who will rise up for me against the of the people, give unto the Lorn giory evil-doers? or who will stand up for me and strength. against the workers of iniquity?

8 Give unto the LORD the glory due unto 17 Unless the Lord had been my help, his name: bring an offering, and come my soul had almost dwelt in silence. into his courts.

18 When I said, My foot slippeth ; thy 9 O worship the Lord in the beauty of mercy, O LORD, held me up.

holiness : fear before him, all the earib. 19 In the multitude of my thoughts 10 Say among the heathen that the within une thy comforts delight my soul. LORD reigneth : the world also sball be

20 Shall ihe throne of iniquity have established that it shall not be m:ved: he fellowship with thee, which frameib mis- shall judge the people righteously; chief by a law?

11 Let the heavens rejoice, and let the

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