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The majesty of God's kingdom. PSALMS. David's vow and profession. earth be glad; let the sea roar, and the 8 Let the floods clap their hands: let fulness thereof.

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

The judge the world, and the people with 13 Before the LORD; for he cometh, for equity. he cometh to judge the earth: he shall

PSALM XCIX. judge the world with righteousness

, and THE LORD reigneth ; det the people PSALM XCVII.

rubims; let the earth be moved. VHE Lord reigneth; let the earth re 2 The Lord is great in Zion; and he is

joice; let the multitude of isles be high above all people. glad thereof.

3 Let them praise thy great and terrible 2 Clouds and darkness are round about name; for it is holy. bim: righteousness and judgment are the 4 The king's strength also loveth judge habitation of bis throne.

ment; thou dost establish equity, thou ex3 A fire goeth before him, and burneth ecutest judgment and righteousness in up his enemies round about.

Jacob. 4 His lightnings enlightened the world, 5 Exalt ye the LORD our God, and worthe earth saw, and trembled.

ship at his footstool; for he is holy. 5 The hills melted like wax at the pre 6 Moses and Aaron among his priests, sence of the Lord, at the presence of the and Samuel among them that call upon his Lord of the whole earth.

name; they called upon the Lord, and he 6 The heavens declare his righteous- answered them. ness, and all the people

see his glory. 7 He spake unto them in the cloudy 7 Confounded be all they that serve pillar: they kept his testimonies, and the graven images, that boast themselves of ordinance ihat he gave then. idols; worship him, all ye gods.

8 Thou answeredst them, O LORD our 8 Zion beard, and was glad; and the God; thou wast a God that forgavest them, daughters of Judah rejoiced because of though thou tookest vengeance of their thy judgments, O Lori.

inventions. 9 For thou, Lord, art high above all the 9 Exalt the Lord our God, and worship eartb: thou art exalted far above all gods. at his holy hill; for the Lord our God is

10 Ye that love the Lord, hate evil: holy. he preserveth the souls of his saints; he

PSALM C. delivereth them out of the hand of the

TA Psalm of praise. wicked.

1) Light is sown for the righteous, and MTAKE a joyful noise unto the Lord, gladness for the upright in heart.

2 Serve the Lord with gladness: come 12 Rejoice in the Lord, ye righteous; before his presence with singing. and give thanks at the remembrance of his 3 Know ye that the LORD he is God: it holiness.

is he that hath made us, and not we ourPSALM XCVIII.

selves; we are his people, and the sheep TA Psalm.

of his pasture.

4 Enter into his gates with thanksgivhe hath done marvellous things: his ing, and into his courts with praise: be right hand, and liis holy arm, hath gotten thankful unto him, and bless his name. him the victory.

5 For the LORD is good; his mercy is 2 The Lord hath made known his sal- everlasting; and his truth endureth to all vation: bis righteousness hath be openly generations. shewed in the sight of the heathen.

PSALM CI. 3 He hath remembered his mercy and

TA Psalm of David. his truth toward the house of Israel: all the ends of the earth have seen the salva

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unto thee, O , will I tion of our God.

2 I will behave myself wisely in a per4 Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, fect way. O when wilt thou come unto all the earth: make a loud noise, and re- me? I will walk within my house with a joice, and sing praise.

perfect heart. 5 Sing unto the LORD with the harp; 3 I will set no wicked thing before mine with the barp, and the voice of a psalm. eyes: I hate the work of them that turn

6 With trumpets and sound of cornet aside; it shall not cleave to me. make a joyful noise before the LORD, the 4 A froward heart shall depart from King.

me: I will not know a wicked person. 7 Let the sea roar, and the fulness there 5 Whoso privily slandereth his neighof; the world, and they that dwell therein. bour, himn will I cut off: him that hath a

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The prayer of the afflicted. PSALMS. God to be praised

for his mercy. high look and a proud heart will not I 21 To declare the name of the LORD in suffer.

Zion, and his praise in Jerusalem; 6 Mine eyes shall be upon the faithful 22 When the people are gathered togeof the land, that they may dwell with me: ther, and the kingdoms, to serve the LORD. he that waiketh in a perfect way, he shall 23 He weakened my strength in the

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

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

26 They shall perish, but thou shalt enTA Prayer of the afflicted, when he is dure : yea, all of them shall wax old like a

overwhelmed, and poureth out his com- garment; as a vesture shalt thou change plaint before the Lord.

them, and they shall be changed: HEA

EAR my prayer, O LORD, and let 27 But thou art the same, and thy years my cry come unto thee.

shall have no end. 2 Hide not thy face from me in the day 28 The children of thy servants shall when I am in trouble; incline thine ear continue, and their seed shall be establishunto me: in the day when I call, answered before thee. me speedily.

PSALM CIII. 3 For my days are consumed like smoke,

TA Psalm of David. and bones are burned as a hearth. LESS the LORD, O my soul : and all like grass; so that I forget to eat my bread. 2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and for

5 By reason of the voice of my groan- get not all his benefits: ing my bones cleave to my skin.

3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; 6 I am like a pelican of the wilderness: who healeth all thy diseases; I am like an owl of the desert.

4 Who redeemeth thy life from de7 I watch, and am as a sparrow alone struction; who crowneth thee with lovingupon the house-top.

kindness and tender mercies; 8 Mine enemies reproach me all the 5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good day; and they that are mad against me things; so that thy youth is renewed like are sworn against me.

the eagle's. 9 For I have eaten ashes like bread, 6 The Lord executeth righteousness and mingled my drink with weeping, and judgment for all that are oppressed.

10 Because of thine indignation and thy 7 °He made known his ways unto Mowrath: for thou bast listed me up, and ses, his acts unto the children of Israel. cast me down.

8 The Lord is merciful and gracious, 11 My days are like a shadow that de- slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. clineth; and I am withered like grass. 9 He will not always chide; neither 12 But thou, O Lord, shalt endure for will he keep his

Onger for ever. ever; and thy remembrance unto all gen 10 He hath not dealt with us after our erations.

sins; nor rewarded us according to our 13 Thou shalt arise, and have mercy iniquities. upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, 11 For as the heaven is high above the the set time, is come.

earth, so great is his mercy toward them 14 For thy servants take pleasure in her that fear him. stones, and favour the dust thereof.

12 As far as the east is from the west, so 15 So the heathen shall fear the name far hath he removed our transgressions of the Lord: and all the kings of the from us. earth thy glory.

13 Like as a father pitieth his children, 16 When the Lord shall build up Zion, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him. he shall appear in his glory.

14 For he knoweth our frame; he re17 He will regard the prayer of the membereth that we are dust. destitute, and not despise their prayer. 15 As for man, his days are as grass: as

18 This shall be written for the genera- a flower of the field, so he flourisheth. tion to come: and the people which shall 16 For the wind passeth over it, and it be created shall praise the LORD. is gone; and the place thereof shall know

19 For he hath looked down from the it no more. height of his sanctuary; from heaven did 17 But the mercy of the Lord is from the Lord behold the earth;

everlasting to everlasting upon them that 20 To hear the groaning of the prisoner; fear bim, and his righteousness onto chile to loose those that are appointed to death : dren's children;

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PSALMS.

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

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

21 The young lions roar after their prey, 20 Bless the Lord, ye his angels, that and seek their meat from God. excel in strength, that do bis command 22 The sun ariseth, they gather themments, hearkening unto the voice of his selves together, and lay them down in word.

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

22 Bless the Lord, all his works in all 24 O LORD, how manifold are thy works! places of his dominion : bless the LORD, in wisdom bast thou made them ail: the O my 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 art clothed with honour and majesty: 26 There go the ships : there is that

.. Who coverest thyself with light as leviathan, whom thou hast made to play with a garment: who stretchest out the therein. heavens like a curtain :

27 These wait all upon thee; that thou 3 Who layeth the beams of his cham- mayest give them their meat in due season. bers in the waters: who maketh the clouds 28 That thou givest them, they gather: his chariot : who walketh upon the wings thou openest thine hand, they are filled of the wind:

with good. 4 Who maketh his angels spirits; his 29 Thou hidest thy face, they are trouministers a flaming fire :

bied: thou takest away their breath, they 5 Who laid the foundations of the earth, die, and return to their dust. that it should not be removed for ever. 30 Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they

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

31 The glory of the Lord shall endure 7 At thy rebuke they fled; at the voice for ever: the LORD shall rejoice in bis of thy thunder they hasted away. works.

8 They go up by the mountains; they 32 He looketh on the earth, and it tremgo down by the valleys unto the place bleth: he toucheth the bills, and they which thou hast founded for them. smoke.

9 Thou hast set a bound that they may 33 I will sing unto the LORD as long as not pass over; that they turn not again to I live: I will sing praise unto my God cover the earth.

while I have my being. 10 He sendeth the springs into the val 34 My meditation of bim shall be sweet: leys, which run among the hills. I will be glad in the LORD.

11 They give drink to every beast of the 35 Let the sinners be consumed out of Leld: the wild asses quench their thirst. the earth, and let the wicked be no more.

12 By them shall the fowls of the bea- Bless thou the Lord, O my soul. Praise ven have their habitation, which sing ye the Lord. among the branches.

PSALM CV. bers: the earth is satisfied with the fruit upon his name: make known his of thy works.

deeds among the people. 14 He causeth the grass to grow for the 2 Sing unto bim, sing psalms unto him cattle, and herb for the service of man: talk ye of all his wondrous works. that he may bring forth foodout of the earth: 3 Glory ye in his holy name: let the

15 And wine that maketh glad the heart heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD. of man, and oil to make his face to shine, 4 Seek the LORD, and his strength : and bread which strengtheneth man's seek his face evermore. heart.

5 Remember his marvellous works that . 16 The trees of the Lord are full of he bath done ; ms wonders, and the judgsap; the cedars of Lebanon, which he ments of his mouth; bath planted;

6 O ye seed of Abraham his servant, 17 Where the birds make their nests : ye children of Jacob his chosen as for the stork, the fir-trees are her house. 7 He is the Lord our God: bis judge

18 The high bills are a refuge for the ments are in all tive carth. wild goats; and the rocks for the conies.3 He hath remembered his covenant

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God's providence over Abraham, PSALMS!

. and over the Israelites. for ever, the word which he commanded to ver and gold: and there was not one feeble a thousand generations.

person among their tribes, 9 Which covenant he made with Abra 38 Egypt was glad when they departham, and his oath unto Isaac;

ed: for the fear of them fell upon them. 10 And confirmed the same unto Jacob 39 He spread a cloud for a covering; for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting and fire to give light in the night. covenant:

40 The people asked, and he brought 11 Saying, Unto thee will I give the land quails, and satisfied them with the bread of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance: of beaven.

12 When they were but a few men in 41 He opened the rock, and the waters number; yea, very few, and strangers gushed out; they ran in the dry places like in it.

a river. 13 When they went from one nation to 42 For he remembered his holy promise, another, from one kingdom to another and Abraham his servant. people ;

43 And he brought forth his people with 14 He suffered no man to do them wrong:Ijoy, and his chosen with gladness: yea, he reproved kings for their sakes; 44 And gave them the lands of the hea

15 Saying, Touch not mine anointed, then : and ihey inherited the labour of the and do my prophets no harm.

people; 16 Moreover he called for a famine up 45 That they might observe his statutes, on the land: he brake the whole staff of and keep bis laws. Praise ye the LORD. bread.

PSAL CVI. 17. He sent a man before them, even Jo- PRAISE ve the LORD theo give thanks

18 Whose feet they hurt with fetters: his mercy endureth for ever. he was laid in iron,

2 Who can utter the mighty acts of the 19 Until the time that his word came : Lord? who can shew forth all his praise ? the word of the Lord tried him.

3 Blessed are they that keep judgment, 20 The king sent and loosed him; even and he that doeth righteousness at all the ruler of the people, and let him go free. times.

21 He made him lord of his house, and 4 Remember me, O LORD, with the faruler of all his substance :

vour that thou bearest unto thy people : 0 22 To bind his princes at his pleasure ; visit me with thy salvation ; and teach his senators wisdom.

5 That I may see the good of thy chosen, 23 Israel also came into Egypt; and that I may rejoice in the gladness of thy Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham. nation, that I may glory with thine inlie.

24 And he increased his people great- ritance. ly; and made them stronger than their 6 We have sinned with our fathers, we enemies.

have committed iniquity, we have done 25 He turned their heart to hate his wickedly. people, to deal subtilely with his servants. 7 Our fathers understood not thy won

26 He sent Moses his servant; und ders in Egypt; they remembered not the Aaron whom he had chosen.

multitude of thy mercies; but provoked 27 They shewed his signs among them, him at the sea, even at the Red sea. and wonders in the land of Ham.

8 Nevertheless he saved them for his 28 He sent darkness, and made it dark; name's sake, that he might make his and they rebelled not against his word. mighty power to be known.

29 He turned their waters into blood, Ile rebuked the Red sea also, and it and slew their fish.

was dried up : so he led them through the 30 Their land brought forth frogs in depths, as through the wilderness. abundance, in the chambers of their kings. 10 And he saved them from the hand of

31 He spake, and there came divers him that hated the in, and redeemed them sorts of fies, and lice in all their coasts. from the hand of the enemy.

32 He gave them hail for rain, and! 11 And the waters covered their ene. flaming fire in their land.

mies: there was not one of them left. 33 He smote their vines also and their 12 Then believed they his words; they fig-trees; and brake the trees of their sang his praise. coasts.

13 They soon forgat his works, they 34 He spake, and the locusts came, and waited not for his counsel : caterpillars, and that without number, 14 But lusted exceedingly in the wil.

35 And did cat up all the herbs in their derness, and tempted God in the desert. land, anı! devoured the fruit of theirground. 15 And he gave them their request; but

36 He smote also all the first-born in sent leanness into their soul. their land, the chief of all their strength. 16 They envied Moses also in the camp, 37 He brought thein forth also with sil-land Aaron the saint of the LORD.

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The rebellion of the people,

PSALMS.

and the anger of God. 17 Tbe earth opened and swallowed up) 42 Their enemies also oppressed them, Dathan, and covered the company of and they were brought into subjection Abiram.

under their hand. 18 And a fire was kindled in their com 43 Many times did he deliver them; pany; the flame burned up the wicked. but they provoked him with their counsel;

19 They made a calf in Horeb, and and were brought low for their iniquity. worshipped the molten image.

44 Nevertheless he regarded their af. 20 Thus they changed their glory into fiction, when he heard their cry: the similitude of an ox that eateth grass. 45 And he remembered for them his

21 They forgat God their saviour, which covenant, and repented according to the had done great things in Egypt; multitude of his mercies.

22 Wondrous works in the land of Ham, 46 He made them also to be pitied of and terrible things by the Red sea. all those that carried them captives.

23 Therefore he said that he would de 47 Save us, O LORD our God, and gastroy them, had not Moses his chosen stood ther u: from among the heathen, to give before him in the breach, to turn away his thanks unto thy holy name, and to triumph wrath, lest he should destroy them. in thy praise.

24 Yea, they despised the pleasant land, 48 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel they believed not his word:

froin everlasting to everlasting: and let all 25 But murmured in their tents, and the people say, Amen. Praise ye the Lord. hearkened not unto the voice of the Lord.

PSALM CVII. against them, to overthrow them in ane! O GIVE thanks unto the Lord, for he

is good : for his mercy endureth for 27 To overthrow their seed also among 2 Let the redeemed of the LORD say the nations, and to scatterthem in the lands. so, whom he hath redeemed froin the

28 They joined themselves also unto hand of the enemy; Baal-peor, and ate the sacrifices of the 3 And gathered them out of the lands, dead.

from the east, and from the west, from the 29 Thus they provoked him to anger north, and from the south. with their inventions: and the plague 4 They wandered in the wilderness in brake in upon them.

a solitary way; they found no city to 30 Then stood up Phinehas, and ex- dwell in. ecuted judgment; and so the plague was 5 Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted stayed.

in them. 31 And that was counted unto him for 6 Then they cried unto the Lord in righteousness unto all generations for their trouble, and he delivered them out

of their distresses. 32 They angered him also at the waters 7 And he led them forth hy the right way, of strife, so that it went ill with Moses for that they might go to a city of habitation. their sakes :

8 Oh that men would praise the LORD 33 Because they provoked his spirit, so for his goodness, and for his wonderful that he spake unadvisedly with his lips. works to the children of men!

34 They did not destroy the nations, 9 For he satisfieth the longing soul, and concerning whom the Lord commanded filleth the hungry soul with goodness. them:

10 Such as sit in darkness and in the 35 But were mingledamong the heathen, shadow of death, being bound in affliction and learned their works.

and iron; 36 And they served their idols which 11 Because they rebelled against the were a snare unto them.

words of God, and contemned the counsel 37 Yea, they sacrificed their sons and of the Most High : their daughters unto devils,

12 Therefore he brought down their 38 And shed innocent blood, even the heart with labour ; they fell down, and blood of their sons and of their daughters, there was none to help: whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Ca 13 Then they cried unto the Lord in naan: and the land was polluted with blood. their trouble, and he saved them out of

39 Thus were they defiled with their their distresses, own works, and went a whoring with 14 He brought them out of darkness their own inventions.

and the shadow of death, and brake their 40 Therefore was the wrath of the Lord bands in sunder. kindled against his people, insomuch that 15 Oh that men would praise the LORD he abhorred his own inheritance.

for his goodness, and for his wonderful 41 And he gave them into the hand of works to the children of men! the heathen; and they that hated them 16 For he hath broken the gates of ruled over them.

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