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are utterly consumed with ter 2 Rememberthy congregation,

which thou hast purchased of 20 As a dream when one awa. old; the rod of thine inheritance keth; so, O LORD, when thou which thou hast redeemed; this awakest, thou shalt despise their mount Zion, wherein thou hast image.

dwelt. 21 Thus my heart was grieved, 3 Lift up thy feet unto the perand I was pricked in my reins. || petual desolations; even all that

22 So foolish was I, and igno- the enemy hath done wickedly rant: I was as a beast before thee. || in the sanctuary.

23 Nevertheless I am continu 4 Thine enemies roar in the ally with thee : thou hast holden midst of thy congregations; me by my right hand.

they set up their ensigns for 24 Thou shalt guide me with signs. thy counsel, and afterward re 5 A man was famous according ceive me to glory.

as he had lifted up axes upon 25 Whom have I in heaven the thick trees. but thee? and there is none 6 But now they break down the upon earth that I desire beside carved work thereof atonce with thee.

axes and hammers. 26 My flesh and my heart 7 They have cast fire into thy faileth : but God is the strength sanctuary, they have defiled by of my heart, and my portion for casting down the dwelling-place

of thy name to the ground. 27 For, lo, 'they that are far 8 They said in their hearts, from thee shall perish: thou Let us destroy them together : hast destroyed all them that go they have burned up all the sya whoring from thee.

nagogues of God in the land. 28 But it is good for me to 9 We see not our signs : there draw near to God: I have put is no more any prophet : neither my trust in the LORD God, that is there among usany that know'I may declare all thy works.

eth how long.

10 O God, how long shall the PSALM LXXIV. adversary reproach ? shall the

enemy blaspheme thy name for ever ?

11 Why withdrawest thou Maschil of Asaph. thy hand, even thy right hand ? O GOD, why hast thou cast | pluck it out of thy bosom. us off for ever? why doth thine 12 For God is my King of old, anger smoke against the sheep working salvation in the midst of thy pasture ?

of the earth.

ever.

DAVID PRAYETH FOR THE

SANCTUARY.

ness.

13 Thou didst divide the sea

PSALM LXXV. by thy strength : thou brakest

DAVID REBUKETH THE PROUD. the heads of the dragons in the waters.

To the chief Musician. Al. 14 Thou brakest the heads taschith. A Psalm or Song of of leviathan in pieces, and Asaph. gavest him to be meat to the UNTO thee, O God, do we people inhabiting the wilder- give thanks, unto thee do we

give thanks: for that thy name 15 Thou didst cleave the found is near, thy wondrous works detain and the flood : thou driedst clare. up mighty rivers.

2 When I shall receive the 16 The day is thine, the night congregation, I will judge upalso is thine; thou hast prepared rightly. the light and the sun.

3 The earth and all the inhabi17 Thou hast set all the bor- | tants thereof are dissolved: I ders of the earth: thou hast bear up the pillars of it. Selah. made summer and winter.

4 I said unto the fools, Deal 18 Remember this, that the ene- not foolishly : and to the wickmy hath reproached, O LORD, ed, Lift not up the horn: and that the foolish people have 5 Lift not up your horn on blasphemed thy name.

high: speak not with a stiff neck. 19 O deliver not the soul of 6 For promotion cometh nei. thy turtle dove unto the multi-ther from the east, nor from the tude of the wicked : forget not west, nor from the south. the congregation of thy poor for 7 But God is the judge ; he ever.

putteth down one, and setteth 20 Have respect unto the cove- up another. nant: for the dark places of 8 For in the hand of the LORD the earth are full of the habita- there is a cup, and the wine is tions of cruelty:

red; it is full of mixture; and 21 O let not the oppressed re- he poureth out of the same: but turn ashamed: let the poor and the dregs thereof, all the wicked needy praise thy name. of the earth shall wring them

22 Arise, O God, plead thine out, and drink them. own cause: remember how the 9 But I will declare for ever; foolish man reproacheth thee I will sing praises to the God of daily.

Jacob. 23 Forget not the voice of 10 All the horns of the wicked thine enemies: the tumult of also will I cut off, but the horns those that rise up against thee of the righteous shall be exincreaseth continually.

alted.

me.

PSALM LXXVI.

12 He shall cut off the spirit God'S MAJESTY IN THE CHURCH.

of princes: be is terrible to the

kings of the earth. To the chief Musician on Neginoth. A Psalm or Song of PSALM LXXVII. Asaph.

DAVID'S COMBAT WITH DIFIN Judah is God known : his

FIDENCE. name is great in Israel.

2 In Salem also is his taberna- To the chief Musician, to Jedu. cle, and his dwelling-place in thun. A Psalm of Asaph. Zion.

I CRIED unto God with my 3 There brake he the arrows voice, even unto God with my of the bow, the shield, and the voice; and he gave ear unto sword, and the battle. Selah.

4. Thou art more glorious and 2 In the day of my trouble I excellent than the mountains of sought the Lord: my sore ran prey.

in the night, and ceased not: 5 The stout-hearted are spoil- my soul refused to be comed, they have slept their sleep: forted. and none of the men of might 3 I remembered God, and was have found their hands.

troubled : I complained, and my 6 At thy rebuke, O God of spirit was overwhelmed. Selah. Jacob, both the chariot and horse 4 Thou holdest mine eyes are cast into a dead sleep. waking: I am so troubled that

7 Thou, even thou art to be I cannot speak. feared : and who may stand in 5 I have considered the days of thy sight when once thou art old, the years of ancient times. angry?

6 I call to remembrance my 8 Thou didst cause judgment song in the night: I commune to be heard from heaven; the with mine own heart; and my earth feared, and was still, spirit made diligent search.

9 When God arose to judg 7 Will the LORD cast off for ment, to save all the meek of ever? and will he be favourable the earth. Selah.

no more? 10 Surely the wrath of man 8 Is his mercy clean gone for shall praise thee: the remainder ever? doth his promise fail for of wrath shalt thou restrain. evermore?

11 Vow, and pay unto the 9 Hath God forgotten to be LORD your God: let all that be gracious ? hath he in anger shut round about him bring presents up his tender mercies? Selah. unto him that ought to be 10 And I said, This is my infeared.

firmity: but I will remember the

told us.

years of the right hand of the my law: incline your ears to the

words of my mouth. 11 I will remember the works 2 I will open my mouth in a of the Lord: surely I will re- parable; I will utter dark saymember thy wonders of old.

ings of old : 12 I will meditate also of all 3 Which we have heard and thy work, and talk of thy known, and our fathers have doings.

13 Thy way, O God, is in the 4 We will not hide them from sanctuary: who is so great a God their children, shewing to the as our God?

generation to come the praises 14 Thou art the God that of the Lord, and his strength, doest wonders ; thou hast de- and his wonderful works that he clared thy strength among the hath done. people.

5 For he established a testi15 Thou hast with thine arm mony in Jacob, and appointed redeemed thy people, the sons

a law in Israel, which he comof Jacob and Joseph. Selah. manded our fathers, that they

16 The waters saw thee, o should make them known to God, the waters saw thee; they their children: were afraid : the depths also 6 That the generation to come were troubled.

might know them, even the chil17 The clouds poured out dren which should be born; water; the skies sent out a who should arise and declare sound; thine arrows also went them to their children: abroad.

7 That they might set their 18 The voice of thy thunder hope in God, and not forget the was in the heaven: the light- works of God, but keep his nings lightened the world : the commandments: earth trembled and shook.

8 And might not be as their 19 Thy way is in the sea, and fathers, a stubborn and rebelthy path in the great waters, and lious generation; a generation thy footsteps are not known. that set not their heart aright, 20 Thou leddest thy people and whose spirit was not stedlike a flock by the hand of fast with God. Moses and Aaron.

9 The children of Ephraim,

being armed, and carrying bows, PSALM LXXVIII. turned back in the day of battle.

10 They kept not the covenant God's WRATH AGAINST ISRAEL.

of God, and refused to walk in Maschil of Asaph.

his law; GIVE ear, O my people to 11 And forgat his works, and

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his wonders that he had shewed ||ed the clouds from above, and them.

opened the doors of heaven, 12 Marvellous things did he in

24 And had rained down manna the sight of their fathers, in the upon them to eat, and had given land of Egypt, in the field of them of the corn of heaven. Zoan.

25 Man did eat angels' food: 13 He divided the sea, and he sent them meat to the full. caused them to pass through; 26 He caused an east wind to and he made the waters to stand blow in the heaven; and by his as an heap.

power he brought in the south 14 In the day-time also he led wind. them with a cloud, and all the 27 He rained flesh also upon night with a light of fire. them as dust, and feathered

15 He clave the rocks in the fowls like as the sand of the sea. wilderness, and gave them drink 28 And he let it fall in the as out of the great depths. midst of their camp, round

16 He brought streams also about their habitations. out of the rock, and caused 29 So they did eat, and were waters to run down like rivers. well filled: for he gave them

17 And they sinned yet more their own desire; against him, by provoking the 30 They were not estranged Most High in the wilderness. from their lust. But while their

18 And they tempted God in meat was yet in their mouths, their heart, by asking meat for 31 The wrath of God came their lust.

upon them, and slew the fattest 19 Yea, they spake against of them, and smote down the God; they said, Can God fur-chosen men of Israel. nish a table in the wilderness? 32 For all this they sinned still,

20 Behold, he smote the rock, and believed not for his wonthat the waters gushed out, and drous works. the streams overflowed; can he 33 Therefore their days did give bread also ? can he provide he consume in vanity, and their flesh for his people?

years in trouble. 21 Therefore the Lord heard 34 When he slew them, then this, and was wroth : so a fire they sought him: and they rewas kindled against Jacob, and turned and enquired early after anger also came up against Is. God. rael;

35 And they remembered that 22 Because they believed not God was their Rock, and the in God, and trusted not in his high God their Redeemer. salvation:

36 Nevertheless, they did flat23 Though he had command ter him with their mouth, and

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