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THE SAFETY OF THE GODLY.

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PSALM CXXI. testimony of Israel, to give

thanks unto the name of the

LORD.
A Song of degrees.

5 For there are set thrones of I WILL lift up mine eyes judgment, the thrones of the unto the hills, from whence house of David. cometh my help.

6 Pray for the peace of Jerusa2 My help cometh from the lem: they shall prosper that LORD, which made heaven and love thee. earth.

7 Peace be within thy walls, 3 He will not suffer thy foot to and prosperity within thy pabe moved : he that keepeth thee laces. will not slumber.

8 For my brethren and compa4 Behold, he that keepeth Is- nions' sakes, I will now say, rael shall neither slumber nor Peace be within thee. sleep.

9 Because of the house of the 5 The LORD is thy keeper : LORD our God I will seek thy the LORD is thy shade upon thy good. fight hand.

6 The sun shall not smite thee PSALM CXXIII.
by day, nor the moon by night.
7 The LORD shall preserve

THE GODLY'S CONFIDENCE thee from all evil : he shall preserve thy soul.

A Song of degrees. 8 The LORD shall preserve UNTO thee lift I up mine thy going out, and thy coming eyes, o thou that dwellest in in, from this time forth, and the heavens. even for evermore.

2 Behold, as the eyes of ser

vants look unto the hand of their PSALM CXXII. masters, and as the eyes of a

maiden unto the hand of her DAVID'S JOY FOR THE CHURCH.

mistress; so our eyes wait upon A Song of degrees of David. the Lord our God, until that

I WAS glad when they said he have mercy upon us. unto me, Let us go into the 3 Have mercy upon us,

0 house of the LORD.

Lord, have mercy upon us : 2 Our feet shall stand within for we are exceedingly filled thy gates, O Jerusalem.

with contempt. 3 Jerusalem is builded as a 4 Our soul is exceedingly fillcity that is compact together : ed with the scorning of those

4 Whither the tribes go up, the that are at ease, and with the tribes of the LORD, unto the contempt of the proud.

IN GOD.

THE VIRTUE OF GOD'S BLESSING.

Israel say;

THE CHURCH PRAYETH FOR MERCIES.

A Song of degrees for Solomon.

PSALM CXXIV. shall not rest upon the lot of

the righteous; lest the righte. THE CHURCH BLESSETH GOD.

ous put forth their hands unto A Song of degrees of David.

iniquity. IF it had not been the LORD 4 Do good, O Lord, unto who was on our side, now may those that be good, and to them

that are upright in their hearts. 2 If it had not been the Lord 5 As for such as turn aside who was on our side, when men unto their crooked ways, the rose up against us:

LORD shall lead them forth 3 Then they had swallowed with the workers of iniquity: us up quick, when their wrath but

peace
shall be

upon

Israel. was kindled against us :

4 Then the waters had over. PSALM CXXVI. whelmed us, the stream had gone over our soul :

5 Then the proud waters had WHEN the LORD turned gone over our soul..

again the captivity of Zion, we 6 Blessed be the LORD, who were like them that dream. hath not given us as a prey to

2 Then was our mouth filled their teeth.

with laughter, and our tongue 7 Our soul is escaped as a bird with singing: then said they out of the snare of the fowlers : 1 among the heathen, The LORD the snare is broken,' and we are hath done great things for them. escaped.

3 The Lord hath done great 8 Our help is in the name of things for us; whereof we are the LORD, who made heaven glad. and earth.

4 Turn again our captivity,

O LORD, as the streams in the PSALM CXXV.

south.

5 They that sow in tears, shall

reap in joy. A Song of degrees. 6 He that goeth forth and weep: THEY that trust in the eth, bearing precious seed, shall LORD shall be as mount Zion, doubtless come again with re; which cannot be removed, but joicing, bringing his sheaves with abideth for ever.

bim. 2 As the mountains are round

PSALM CXXVII. about Jerusalem, so the LORD is round about his people from henceforth even for ever. 3 For the rod of the wicked

A PRAYER FOR THE GODLY.

EXČEPT the LORD build

the gate.

the house, they labour in vain PSALM CXXIX. that build it ; except the LORD

THE HATERS OF THE CHURCH CURSED. keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.

MANY a time have they af2 It is vain for you to rise up Aicted me from my youth, may early, to sit up late, to eat the Israel now say; bread of sorrows: for so he giv 2 Many a time have they alict. eth his beloved sleep.

ed me from my youth: yet they 3 Lo, children are an heritage have not prevailed against me. of the Lord: and the fruit of 3 The ploughers ploughed the womb is his reward.

upon my back: they made 4 As arrows are in the hand long their furrows. of a mighty man; so are chil. 4 The LORD is righteous: he dren of the youth.

hath cut asunder the cords of 5 Happy is the man that hath the wicked. his quiver full of them : they 5 Let them all be confounded shall not be ashamed, but they and turned back that hate Zion. shall speak with the enemies in

6 Let them be as the grass upon the house-tops, which wi.

thereth afore it groweth up : PSALM CXXVIII.

7 Wherewith the mower filleth

not his hand ; nor he that bind. BLESSED is every one that eth sheaves his bosom. feareth the LORD ; that walketh 8 Neither do they which go

by say, The blessing of the 2 For thou shalt eat the labour Lord be upon you : we bless of thine hands: happy shalt thou you in the name of the Lord. be, and it shall be wellwith thee.

3 Thy wife shall be as a fruitful PSALM CXXX. vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive-plants round about thy table.

OUT of the depths have I 4 Behold, that thus shall the cried unto thee, O LORD. man be blessed that feareth the 2 LORD, hear my voice: let LORD.

thine ears be attentive to the 5 The LORD shall bless thee voice of my supplications. out of Zion : and thou shalt see 3 If thou, LORD, shouldest the good of Jerusalem all the mark iniquities, O Lord, who days of thy life.

shall stand ? 6 Yea, thou shalt see thy chil 4 But there is forgiveness with dren's children, and peace upon thee, that thou mayest be feared. Israel.

5 I wait for the LORD, my soul

THOSE BLESSED THAT FEAR GOD.

in his ways.

GOD TO BE HOPED IN.

doth wait, and in his word do I 5 Until I find out a place for hope.

the Lord, an habitation for the 6 My soul waiteth for the mighty God of Jacob. LORD more than they that watch

6 Lo, we heard of it at Ephrafor the morning: I say, more tah: we found it in the fields of than they that watch for the the wood. morning

7 We will go into his taberna7 Let Israel hope in the LORD:cles: we will worship at his for with the Lord there is mer- || footstool. cy, and with him is plenteous 8 Arise, O LORD, into thy redemption.

rest; thou, and the ark of thy 8 And he shall redeem Israel strength. from all his iniquities.

9 Let thy priests be clothed

with righteousness, and let thy PSALM CXXXI. saints shout for joy.

10 For thy servant David's DAVID PROFESSETH HIS HUMILITY.

sake turn not away the face of LORD, my heart is not thine anointed. haughty nor mine eyes lofty ;

11 The LORD hath sworn in neither do I exercise myself in truth unto David; he will not great matters, or in things too turn from it; Of the fruit of thy high for me.

body will I set upon thy throne. 2 Surely I have behaved and 12 If thy children will keep quieted myself as a child that is my covenant and my testimony weaned of his mother: my soul that I shall teach them; is even as a weaned child. children also shall sit upon thy

3 Let Israel hope in the LORD throne for evermore. from henceforth and for ever. 13 For the LORD hath chosen

Zion ; he hath desired it for his PSALM CXXXII. habitation.

14 This is my rest for ever ; DAVID'S CARE FOR THE ARK.

here will I dwell; for I have deLORD, remember David, sired it. and all his afflictions :

15 I will abundantly bless her 2 How he sware unto the provision; I will satisfy her LORD, and vowed unto the poor with bread. mighty God of Jacob ;

16 I will also clothe her priests 3 Surely I will not come into with salvation : and her saints the tabernacle of my house, nor shall shout aloud for joy. go up into my bed;

17 There will I make the horn 4 I will not give sleep to mine of David to bud : I have ordaineyes, or slumber to mine eye. || ed a lamp for mine anointed. lids,

their

1

18 His enemies will I clothe unto his name; for it is pleasant. with shame: but upon himself 4 For the LORD hath chosen shall his crown flourish.

Jacob unto himself, and Israel

for his peculiar treasure. PSALM CXXXIII.

5 For I know that the LORD is THE BENEFIT OF THE SAINT'S

great,and that our Lord is above COMMUNION.

all gods. BEHOLD, how good and 6 Whatsoever the Lord pleashow pleasant it is for brethren ed, that did he in heaven, and to dwell together in unity! in earth, in the seas, and all

2 It is like the precious oint deep places. ment upon the head, that ran

7 He causeth the vapours to down upon the beard, even ascend from the ends of the Aaron's beard : that went down earth; he maketh lightnings for to the skirts of his garments; the rain ; he bringeth the wind

3 As the dew of Hermon, and out of his treasuries. as the dew that descended upon 8 Who smote the first-born of the mountains of Zion: for there Egypt, both of man and beast. the LORD commanded the bles 9 W ho sent tokens and wonsing, even life for evermore. ders into the midst of thee, O PSALM CXXXIV.

Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his servants.

10 Who smote great nations, BEHOLD, bless ye the and slew mighty kings; LORD, all ye servants of the

11 Sihon king of the AmoLORD, which by night stand rites, and Og king of Bashan, in the house of the LORD.

and all the kingdoms of Canaan. 2 Lift up your hands in the 12 And gave their land for an sanctuary, and bless the LORD. heritage, an heritage unto Isra

3 The LORD that made heaven el his people. and earth bless thee out of Zion.

13 Thy name, O LORD, enduPSALM CXXXV.

reth for ever; and thy memori

al, O LORD, throughout all geGOD PRAISED FOR HIS JUDGMENT. nerations. PRAISE

ye

the LORD. Praise 14 For the Lord will judge ye the name of the LORD; praise his people ; and he will repent him, Oye servants of the Lord. himself concerning his serv

2 Ye that stand in the house of ants. the Lord, in the courts of the 15 The idols of the heathen house of our God,

are silver and gold, the work of 3 Praise ye the Lord; for the men's hands. . LORD is good; sing praises 16 They have mouths, but

AN EXHORTATION TO BLESS GOD.

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