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8 God reigneth over the hea- | ing-kindness, O God, in the then: God sitteth upon the midst of thy temple. throne of his holiness.

10 According to thy name, O 9 The princes of the people God, so is thy praise unto the are gathered together, even the ends of the earth; thy right hand people of the God of Abraham; is full of righteousness. for the shields of the earth belong 11 Let mount Zion rejoice, let unto God; he is greatly exalted. the daughters of Judah be glad,

because of thy judgments. PSALM XLVIII.

12 Walk about Zion, and go

round about her; tell the towers THE PRIVILEGES OF THE

thereof. CHURCH.

13 Mark ye well her bulwarks, A Song and Psalm for the sons consider her palaces; that ye of Korah.

may tell it to the generation fol. GREAT is the LORD, and lowing. greatly to be praised in the city 14 For this God is our God for of our God, in the mountain of ever and ever; he will be our his holiness.

guide even unto death. 2 Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount PSALM XLIX. Zion; on the sides of the north,

WORLDLY PROSPERITY CON. the city of the great King.

TEMNED. 3 God is known in her palaces for a refuge.

To the chief Musician. A Psalm 4 For, lo, the kings were as for the sons of Korah. sembled, they passed by toge

HEAR this all ye people ; ther.

give ear, all ye inhabitants of the 5 They saw it, and so they world; marvelled; they were troubled, 2 Both low and high, rich and and hasted away.

poor, together. 6 Fear took hold upon them 3 My mouth shall speak of there, and pain as of a woman wisdom ; and the meditation of in travail.

my heart shall be of understand7 Thou breakest the ships of ing. Tarshish with an east wind. 4 I will incline mine ear to a

8 As we have heard, so have parable ; I will open my dark we seen in the city of the LORD saying upon the harp. of hosts, in the city of our God; 5 Wherefore should I fear in God will establish it for ever. the days of evil, when the ini. Selah.

quity of my heels shall compass 9 We have thought of thy lov- me about?

CHURCH.

6 They that trust in their shall not descend after him. wealth, and boast themselves in 18 Though

while he lived, he the multitude of their riches ; blessed his soul; and men will

7 None of them can by any praise thee, when thou doest means redeem his brother, nor well to thyself. give to God a ransom for him ; 19 He shall go to the genera.

8 (For the redemption of their tion of his fathers; they shall soul is precious, and it ceaseth never see light. for ever :)

20 Man that is in honour, and 9 That he should still live for understandeth not, is like the ever, and not see corruption. beasts that perish.

10 For he seeth that wise men die, likewise the fool and the

PSALM L. brutish person perish, and leave their wealth to others.

GOD'S MAJESTY IN THE 11 Their inward thought is, that their houses shall continue A Psalm of Asaph. for ever, and their dwelling THE mighty God, even the places to all generations; they Lord, hath spoken, and called call their lands after their own the earth from the rising of the

sun unto the going down there. 12 Nevertheless, man being in

of. honour abideth not: he is like 2 Out of Zion, the perfection the beasts that perish.

of beauty, God hath shined. 13 This their way is their fol 3 Our God shall come, and ly; yet their posterity approve shall not keep silence : a fire their sayings. Selah.

shall devour before him, and it 14 Like sheep they are laid in shall be very tempestuous round the grave; death shall feed on about him. them; and the upright shall have 4 He shall call to the heavens dominion over them in the from above, and to the earth, morning : and their beauty shall that he may judge his people. consume in the grave from their 5 Gather my saints together dwelling

unto me; those that have made 15 But God will redeem my á covenant with me by sacrifice.

6 And the heavens shall defor he shall receive me. Selah. clare his righteousness: for God

16 Be not thou afraid when one is judge himself. Selah. is made rich, when the glory of 7 Hear, O my people, and I his house is encreased ;

will speak; O Israel, and I will 17 For when he dieth he shall testify against thee : I am Gad, carry nothing away ; his glory even thy God.

names.

8 I will not reprove thee for 21 These things hast thou thy sacrifices or thy burnt-offer- done, and I kept silence; thou ings, to have been continually thoughtest that I was altogether before me.

such an one as thyself: but I will 9 I will take no bullock out of reprove thee, and set them in thy house, nor he-goats out of order before thine

eyes. thy folds :

22 Now consider this, ye that io For every beast of the fo- forget God, lest I tear you in rest is mine, and the cattle upon pieces, and there be none to dea thousand hills.

liver. 11 I know all the fowls of the 23 Whoso offereth praise glomountains : and the wild beasts rifieth me : and to him that orof the field are mine.

dereth his conversation aright 12 If I were hungry, I would will I shew the salvation of God. not tell thee: for the world is mine, and the fulness thereof.

PSALM LI. 13 Will I eat the flesh of bulls,

DAVID'S PRAYER AND CONFESSION. or drink the blood of goats

? 14 Offer unto God thanksgiv-| To the chief Musician. A Psalm ing: and pay thy vows unto the of David, when Nathan the most High :

prophet came unto him, after 15 And call upon me in the || he had

he had gone in to Bath-sheba. day of trouble : I will deliver HAVE mercy upon me, o thee, and thou shalt glorify me. God, according to thy loving

16 But unto the wicked God kindness : according unto the saith, What hast thou to do to multitude of thy tender mer. declare my statutes, or that thou cies blot out my transgressions. shouldest take my covenant in 12 Wash me thoroughly from thy mouth?

mine iniquity, and cleanse me 17 Seeing thou hatest instruc- from my sin. tion, and castest my words be 3 For I acknowledge my transhind thee.

gressions: and my sin is ever 18 When thou sawest a thief, || before me. then thou consentedst with him, 4 Against thee, thee only, have and hast been partaker with I sinned, and done this evil in adulterers.

thy sight : that thou mightest 19 Thou givest thy mouth to be justified when thou speakest, evil, and thy tongue frameth de- and be clear when thou judgest. ceit.

5 Behold, I was shapen in ini. 20 Thou sittest and speakest quity; and in sin did my moagainst thy brother ; thou slan- | ther conceive me. derest thine own mother's son. 6 Behold, thou desirest truth

in the inward parts: and in the ness, with burnt-offering and hidden part thou shalt make me whole burnt-offering: then shall to know wisdom.

they offer bullocks upon thine 17 Purge me with hyssop, and altar. I shall be clean ; wash me, and

PSALM LII. I shall be whiter than snow.

DAVID'S CONFIDENCE IN GOD. 8 Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which To the chief Musician. Maschil. thou hast broken may rejoice. A Psalm of David, when Doeg

9 Hide thy face from my sins, the Edomite came and told and blot out all mine iniquities. Saul, and said unto him, David

10 Create in me a clean heart, is come to the house of AhiO God; and renew a right spi melech. rit within me.

WHY boastest thou thyself 11 Cast me not away from thy in mischief, O mighty man? presence; and take not thy holy | the goodness of God endureth spirit from me.

continually. 12 Restore unto me the joy of 2 Thy tongue deviseth misthy salvation; and uphold me chiefs: like a sharp razor, workwith thy free spirit.

ing deceitfully. 13 Then will I teach transgres

3 Thou lovest evil more than sors thy ways, and sinners shall good; and lying rather than to be converted unto thee.

speak righteousness. Selah. 14 Deliver me from blood-guil 4. Thou lovest all-devouring tiness, O God, thou God of my words, O thou deceitful tongue.

shall sing aloud of thy righteousness. thee for ever, he shall take thee

15 O LORD, open thou my away, and pluck thee out of thy lips ; and my mouth shall shew dwelling place, and root thee forth thy praise.

out of the land of the living. 16 For thou desirest not sacri. || Selah. fice ; else would I give it : thou 6 The righteous also shall see, delightest not in burnt-offering. | and fear, and shall laugh at him:

17 The sacrifices of God are 7 Lo, this is the man that made a broken spirit: a broken and a not God his strength ; but contrite heart, O God, thou wilt trusted in the abundance of his not despise.

riches, and strengthened him18 Do good in thy good plea self in his wickedness. sure unto Zion : build thou the 8 But I am like a green olivewalls of Jerusalem.

tree in the house of God: I 19 Then shalt thou be pleased trust in the mercy of God for with the sacrifices of righteous ever and ever.

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9 I will praise thee for ever,

PSALM LIV. because thou hast done it : and

DAVID'S PRAYER FOR SALVATION. I will wait on thy name; for it is good before thy saints.

To the chief Musician on Ne.

ginoth. Maschil. A Psalm of PSALM LIII.

David, when the Ziphims came and said to Saul, Doth not David hide himself with us?

SAVE me, O God, by thy To the chief Musician upon name, and judge me by thy Mahalath. Maschil. A Psalm strength. of David.

2 Hear my prayer, O God ; THE fool hath said in his give ear to the words of my heart There is no God. Corrupt mouth. are they, and have done abomi. 3 For strangers are risen up nable iniquity; there is none that against me, and oppressors seek doeth good.

after my soul ; they have not 2 God looked down from set God before them. Selah. heaven upon the children of 4 Behold, God, is mine helpmen, to see if there were any

er : the Lord is with them that that did understand, that did uphold my soul. seek God.

5 He shall reward evil unto 3 Every one of them is gone mine enemies: cut them off in back: they are altogether be thy truth. come filthy ; there is none that 6 I will freely sacrifice unto doeth good, no, not one.

thee: I will praise thy name, O 4 Have the workers of iniqui- LORD; for it is good. ty no knowledge ? who eat up

7 For he hath delivered me my people as they eat bread: out of all trouble : and mine they have not called upon God.eye hath seen his desire upon

5 There were they in great mine enemies. fear, where no fear was : for

PSALM LV. God hath scattered the bones of him that encampeth against thee:

DAVID'S COMPLAINT IN PRAYER. thou hast put them to shame, be- To the chief Musicianon Negin. cause God hath despised them. oth. Maschil. A Psalm of David,

6 Oh that the salvation of Is GIVE ear to my prayer, O rael were come out of Zion ! God; and hide not thyself from when God bringeth back the my supplication. captivity of his people, Jacob 2 Attend unto me, and hear shall rejoice, and Israel shall be me: I mourn in my complaint, glad.

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