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

7 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. vererce 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 tó 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 thy right hand. 40 Thou hast broken downallhishedges;

14 Justice and judgment are the habit thou hast brought bis 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, LORD, his adversaries; thou hast made all his enein the light of thy countenance. :nies 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 made 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 bave laid help upon self? forever? 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 anoinied bim : 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 Aud I will beat down his foes before 50 Remember, LORD, the reproach of his face, and plazue 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 mighty people; shall be with him: and in my naine shali blʻWherewith 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, TA 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. evermore, 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 to 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 commandinents;

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The state of the godly.

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

6 In the morning it flourisheth, 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 him my salvation. strength they be fourscore years, yet is their

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

a good thing to give thanks unto

the 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 O satisfy us early with thy mercy; a solemn sound. that we may rejoiceand beglad allour days.] 4 For thou, Lorn, hast made me glad

15 Make us glad according to the days through thy work: I will triumph in the wherein thou hast allicted 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 : E that dwelleth in the secret place of 8 But thou, LORD, art most high for 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 bynight; nor for the arrow that flieth 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 shall 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. I strength wherewith he hath girded himself:

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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 fri 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 foods lift up their waves.

own iniquity, and shall cut them off in 4 The Lord on high 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 LORD OF 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 bills is his also. long shall the wicked triumph?

5 The sea is his, and he 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 O 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 bis 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 fuols, when will ye be proved me, and saw my work. wise?

10 Forty years long was ! grieved with 9 He that planted the ear, shall he not this generation, and said, It. is a people hear? be that formed the eye, shall be 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.

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sing unto the LORD, all the earth. 12 Blessed is the man whom thou chast 2 Sing unto the Lord, bless his name; enest, O LORD, and teachest him out of shew 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 beavens. 15 But judgment shall return unto right 6 Honour and majesty are before him ; eousness : and all the upright in heart strength and beauty ore in his 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 Lord 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 conne my soul had almost dwelt in silence. into his courts.

18 When I said, My foot slippeth ; thy 9 0 worship the Lord in the beauty of mercy, O LORD, held me up.

holiness : fear before him, all the earih. 19 lo the multitude of my thoughts

10 Say among the heathen that the within ine thy comforts delight my soul. LORD reignetb : the world also shall be

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

11 Let the heavens rejoice, and let the

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 tò

PSALM XCIX.

reigneth the people with his truth. PSALM XCVII.

rubims; let the earth be moved. TH 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 judghabitation of his throne.

ment; thou dost establish equity, thou ex3 A fire goeth before him, and burneth ecutest judgment and righteousness in up bis 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

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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 that he gave them. 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 Lorð.

inventions. 9 For thou, LORD, art high above all the 9 Exalt the LORD our God, and worship eartb: thou 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 preservetb the souls of his saints; he

PSALM C. delivereth them out of the hand of the

TA Psalm of praise. wicked.

AKE 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: hising, 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 WILL sing of mercy and judgment: the ends of the earth have seen the salva unto thee, O LORD, will I sing. tion of our God.

2 I will bebave myself wisely in a per• 4 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 harp, 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, him 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 !!, 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 walketh 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 bands. PSALM CII.

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: HT FEAR my prayer, O LORD, and let 27 But thou art the same, and thy years 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 my bones are burned as a hearth.
4 My heart is smitten, and withered

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that is within me, bless his holy name. 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 l'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 ! 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 be keep his anger 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 bis 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 io death : dren's children;

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