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AN EXHORTATION TO PRAISE.

PSALM CXIV.

speak not: eyes have they, but they see not:

6 They have ears, but they WHEN Israel went out of hear not: noses have they, but Egypt, the house of Jacob from they smell not; a people of strange language, 7 They have hands, but they

2 Judah was his sanctuary, and handle not: feet have they, but Israel his dominion,

they walk not: neither speak 3 The sea saw it, and fled: they through their throat. Jordan was driven back.

8 They that make them are 4 The mountains skipped like like unto them ; so is every one rams, and the little hills like that trusteth in them. lambs.

9 0 Israel, trust thou in the 5 What ailed thee, O thou sea, LORD; he is their help and that thou fleddest ? thou Jordan, their shield. that thou wast driven back? 10 O house of Aaron, trust in

6 Ye mountains, that ye skip the LORD; he is their help and ped like rams; and ye little hills | their shield. like lambs?

11 Ye that fear the LORD, 7 Tremble, thou earth, at the trust in the LORD: he is their presence of the Lord, at the help and their shield. presence of the God of Jacob; 12 The LORD hath been mind.

8 Which turned the rock into || ful of us; he will bless us; he a standing water, the flint into will bless the house of Israel; a fountain of waters.

he will bless the house of Aaron.

13 He will bless them that fear PSALM CXV.

the LORD, both small and great.

14 The LORD shall increase THE VANITY OF IDOLS.

you more and more, you and NOT unto us, O LORD, not your children. unto us, but unto thy name give 15 Ye are blessed of the LORD glory, for thy mercy, and for which made heaven and earth. thy truth's sake.

16 The heaven, even the hea2 Wherefore should the heavens, are the LORD's; but the then say, Where is now their earth hath he given to the chilGod?

dren of men. 3 But our God is in the hea 17 The dead praise not the vens: he hath done whatsoever LORD, neither

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into silence. 4 Their idols are silver and 18 But we will bless the LORD gold, the work of men's hands. || from this time forth and for 5 They have mouths, but they | evermore. Praise the LORD. VOL. II.

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PSALM CXVI.

the LORD now in the presence

of all his people. DAVID STUDIETH TO BE THANKFUL.

15 Precious in the sight of the I LOVE the LORD, because LORD is the death of his saints. he hath heard my voice and my 16 O LORD, truly I am thy supplications.

servant; I am thy servant, and 2 Because he hath inclined his the son of thine handmaid: thou ear unto me, therefore will I call hast loosed

my bonds. upon bim as long as I live. 17 I will offer to thee the sacri.

3 The sorrows of death com- fice of thanksgiving, and will passed me, and the pains of call upon the name of the LORD. hell gat hold upon me: I found 18 I will pay my vows unto trouble and sorrow.

the LORD now in the presence 4. Then called I upon the name of all his people, of the LORD; O LORD, I be 19 In the courts of the LORD'S seech thee, deliver my soul. house, in the midst of thee, O

5 Gracious is the LORD, and Jerusalem, Praise ye the LORD. righteous; yea, our God is merciful.

PSALM CXVII. 6 The LORD preserveth the

GOD PRAISED FOR HIS MERCY simple; I was brought low, and

AND TRUTH. he helped me. 7 Return unto thy rest, O my

O PRAISE the LORD, all ye soul; for the Lord hath dealt nations: praise him, all ye peobountifully with thee.

ple. 8 For thou hast delivered my 2 For his merciful kindness is soul from death, mine eyes from great toward us; and the truth tears, and my feet from fall of the Lord endureth for ever. ing.

Praise ye the LORD. 9 I will walk before the LORD in the land of the living.

PSALM CXVIII. 10 I believed, therefore have I

DAVID'S TRUST IN GOD. spoken; I was greatly afflicted: 11 I said in my haste all men O GIVE thanks unto the

LORD; for be is good: because 12 What shall I render unto his mercy endureth for ever. the LORD for all his benefits 2 Let Israel now say, that his toward me?

mercy endureth for ever. 13 I will take the cup of salva 3 Let the house of Aaron now tion, and call upon the name of say, that his mercy endureth for the LORD.

ever. 14 I will pay my vows unto 4 Let them now that fear the

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LORD say, that his mercy en- | Lord is exalted: the right hand dureth for ever.

of the LORD doeth valiantly. 5 I called upon the LORD in 17 I shall not die, but live, distress : the LORD answered and declare the works of the me, and set

me in a large Lord. place.

18 The LORD hath chastened 6 The Lord is on my side; I me sore: but he hath not given will not fear; what can man do me over unto death. unto me?

19 Open to me the gates of 7 The Lord taketh my part righteousness: I will into with them that help me: there. them, and I will

them, and I will praise the fore shall I see my desire upon LORD: them that hate me.

20 This gate of the LORD, into 8 It is better to trust in the which the righteous shall enter. LORD than to put confidence in 21 I will praise thee : for thou

hast heard me, and art become 9 It is better to trust in the my salvation. LORD than to put confidence in 22 The stone which the builprinces.

ders refused is become the head 10 All nations compassed me stone of the corner. about: but in the name of the 23 This is the LORD's doing; LORD will I destroy them.

it is marvellous in our eyes. 11 They compassed me about; 24 This is the day which the yea, they compassed me about; Lord hath made; we will rebut in the name of the LORD I joice and be glad in it. will destroy them.

25 Save now, I beseech thee, 12 They compassed me about O LORD: O LORD, I beseech like bees; they are quenched as thee, send now prosperity. the fire of thorns: for in the 26 Blessed be he that cometh name of the Lord I will destroy in the name of the Lord: we them.

have blessed you out of the 13 Thou hast thrust sore at house of the LORD. me that I might fall: but the 27 God is the LORD, which LORD helped me.

hath shewed us light: bind the 14 The LORD is my strength sacrifice with cords, even unto and song, and is become my the horns of the altar. salvation.

28 Thou art my God, and I 15 The voice of rejoicing and will praise thee: thou art my salvation is in the tabernacle of God, I will exalt thee. the righteous: the right hand of 29 O give thanks unto the the LORD doeth valiantly. LORD: for he is good: for his

16 The right hand of the mercy endureth for ever.

PSALM CXIX.

14 I have rejoiced in the way

of thy testimonies, as much as in MEDITATION, PRAYER, AND PRAISE.

all riches. ALEPH.

15 I will meditate in thy preBLESSED are the undefiled cepts, and have respect unto in the way, who walk in the law thy ways. of the LORD.

16 I will delight myself in thy 2 Blessed are they that keep statutes: I will not forget thy his testimonies, and that seek word. him with the whole heart.

GIMEL. 3 They also do no iniquity : 17 Deal bountifully with thy they walk in his ways.

servant, that I may live, and 4 Thou hast commanded us keep thy word. to keep thy precepts diligently. 18 Open thou mine eyes, that

5 O that my ways were direct. I may behold wondrous things ed to keep thy statutes!

out of thy law. 6 Then shall I not be ashamed, 19 I am a stranger in the earth: when I have respect unto all hide not thy commandments thy commandments.

from me. ñ I will praise thee with up 20 My soul breaketh for the rightness of heart, when I shall longing that it hath unto thy have learned thy righteous judg. | judgments at all times. ments,

21 Thou hast rebuked the 8 I will keep thy statutes: O proud that are cursed, which forsake me not utterly.

do err from thy commandments. BETH.

22 Remove from me reproach 9 Wherewithal shall a young and contempt; for I have kept man cleanse his way? by taking thy testimonies. heed thereto according to thy || 23 Princes also did sit and word.

speak against me; but thy ser10 With my whole heart have vant did meditate in thy staI sought thee; Olet me nottutes. wander from thy command 24 Thy testimonies also are ments.

my delight, and my counsellors. 11 Thy word have I hid in

DALETH. mine heart, that I might not sin 25 My soul cleaveth unto the against thee.

dust: quicken thou me accord. 12 Blessed art thou, O LORD: | ing to thy word. teach me thy statutes.

26 I have declared my ways, 13 With my lips have I de- and thou heardest me: teach me clared all the judgments of thy thy statutes. mouth.

27 Make me to understand the

way of thy precepts: so shall I

VAU. talk of thy wondrous works. 41 Let thy mercies come also

28 My soul melteth for heavi- | unto me, O LORD, even thy salness: strengthen thou me ac vation, according to thy word. cording unto thy word.

42 So shall I have wherewith 29 Remove from me the way to answer him that reproacheth of lying: and grant me thy law me : for I trust in thy word. graciously.

43 And take not the word of 30 I have chosen the way of truth utterly out of my mouth; truth : thy judgments have I for I have hoped in thy judglaid before me.

ments. 31 I have stuck unto thy testi-44So shall I keep thy law monies: 0 LORD, put me not to continually for ever and ever. shame.

45 And I will walk at liberty: 32 I will run the way of thy for I seck thy precepts. commandments, when thou shalt 46 I will speak of thy testienlarge my heart.

monies also before kings, and HE.

will not be ashamed. 33 Teach me, O LORD, the 47 And I will delight myself way of thy statutes; and I shall in thy commandments, which I keep it unto the end.

have loved. 34 Give me understanding, and 48 My hands also will I lift I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall up unto thy commandments, observe it with my whole heart. 1 which I have loved ; and I will

35 Make me to go in th: path meditate in thy statutes. of thy commandments; for there

ZAIN. in do I delight.

49 Remember the word unto 36 Incline my heart unto thy

heart unto thy thy servant, upon which thou testimonies, and not to cove hast caused me to hope. tousness.

50 This is my comfort in my 37 Turn away

mine eyes from affliction : for thy word hath beholding vanity; and quicken quickened me. thou me in thy way.

51 The proud have had me 38 Stablish thy word unto thy greatly in derision: yet have I servant, who is devoted to thy not declined from thy law. fear.

52 I remembered thy judg39 Turn away my reproachments of old, O Lord; and which I fear: for thy judgments have comforted myself. are good.

53 Horror hath taken hold 40 Behold, I have longed after upon me, because of the wicked thy precepts; quicken me in thy that forsake thy law. righteousness.

54 Thy statutes have been my

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