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the hairs of mine head : there 4 I said, LORD, be merciful fore my heart faileth me. unto me: heal my soul; for

13 Be pleased, O Lord, to I have sinned against thee. deliver me: O' Lord, make 5 Mine enemies speak evil of haste to help me.

me, When shall he die, and his 14 Let them be ashamed and name perish? confounded together that seek 6 And if he come to see me, after my soul to destroy it ; let he speaketh vanity : his heart them be driven backward and gathereth iniquity to itself ; put to shame that wish me evil. when he goeth abroad, he tell

15 Let them be desolate for a eth it. reward of their shame that say

7 All that hate me whisper unto me, Aha, aha!

together against me : against 16 Let all those that seek thee me do they devise my hurt. rejoice and be glad in thee : let 8 An evil disease, say they, such as love thy salvation say cleaveth fast unto him: and continually, The LORD be mag now that he lieth, he shall rise nified.

up no more. 17 But I am poor and needy: V 9 Yea, mine_own familiar yet the LORD thinketh upon me: friend, in whom I trusted, which thou art my help and my deli-did eat of my bread, hath lifted verer; make no tarrying, O my up his heel against me. God.

10 But thou, O LORD, be mer

ciful unto me, and raise me up, PSALM XLI.

that I may requite them.

11 By this I know that thou GOD'S CARE OF THE POOR.

favourest me, because mineeneTo the chief Musician. A Psalm my doth not triumph over me. of David.

12 And as for me, thou upBLESSED is he that consi- holdest me in mine integrity, dereth the poor; the Lord will and settest me before thy face deliver him in time of trouble.

for ever. 2 The LORD will preserve

13 Blessed be the LORD God him and keep him alive; and of Israel from everlasting, and he shall be blessed upon the to everlasting Amen, and earth; and thou wilt not deli- || Amen. ver him unto the will of his enemies.

PSALM XLII. 3 The Lord will strengthen

DAVID'S ZEAL TO SERVE GOD. him upon the bed of languishing: thou wilt make all his bed To the chief Musician. Masin his sickness.

chil, for the sons of Korah.



AS the hart panteth after the 10 As with a sword in my water-brooks, so panteth my bones, mine enemies reproach soul after thee, O God.

me ; while they say daily unto 2 My soul thirsteth for God, me, Where is thy God? for the living God : when shall 11 Why art thou cast down, I come and appear before God?

before God? O my soul ? and why art thou 3. My tears have been my disquieted within me? Hope meat day and night, while they thou in God : for I shall yet continually say unto me, Where praise him, who is the health is thy God?

of my countenance, and my 4 When I remember these God. things, I pour out my soul in me : for I had gone with the

PSALM XLIII. multitude; I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept JUDGE me, O God, and

5 Why art thou cast down, o plead my cause against an unmy soul ? and why art thou dis-godly nation : 0 deliver me quieted in me? Hope thou in from the deceitful and unjust God : for I shall yet praise man. him for the help of his counte 2 For thou art the God of my

strength : why dost thou cast 6 O my God, my soul is cast me off? why go I mourning down within me: therefore will because of the oppression of the


3 nites, from the hill Mizar. thy truth : let them lead me; 7 Deep calleth unto deep at let them bring me unto thy the noise of thy water-spouts : holy hill, and to thy tabernaall thy waves and thy billows cles. are gone over me.

4 Then will I go unto the al8 Yet the LORD will command tar of God, unto God my exhis loving kindness in the day- ceeding joy : yea, upon the harp time, and in the night his song will I praise thee, O God my shall be with me, and my pray- God. er unto the God of my life. 5 Why art thou cast down, O

9 I will say unto God my rock, my soul ? and why art thou disWhy hast thou forgotten me? quieted within me? Hope in why go I mourning because God : for I shall yet praise him, of the oppression of the ene

of the ene- who is the health of my countemy?

nance, and my God.



back from the enemy: and they

which hate us spoil for themTHE CHURCH'S COMPLAINT

selves. TO GOD.

11 Thou hast given us like To the chief Musician for the sheep appointed for meat; and

sons of Korah. Maschil. hast scattered us among the WE have heard with our ears, heathen. O God, our fathers have told us, 12 Thou sellest thy people for what work thou didst in their nought, and dost not increase days, in the times of old : thy wealth by their price.

2 How thou didst drive out 13 Thou makest us à reproach the heathen with thy hand, and to our neighbours, a scorn and plantedst them; how thou didst a derision to them that are afflict the people, and cast them round about us. out.

14 Thou makest us a by-word 3 For they got not the land in among the heathen, a shaking possession by their own sword, of the head among the people. neither did their own arm save 15 My confusion is continu. them: but thy right hand, and ally before me, and the shame thine arm, and the light of thy of my face hath covered me, countenance, because thou hadst 16 For the voice of him that a favour unto them.

reproacheth and blasphemeth ; 4 Thou art my king, O God: by reason of the enemy and command deliverances for Ja- avenger. cob.

17 All this is come upon us ; 5 Through thee will we push yet have we not forgotten thee, down our enemies : through neither have we dealt falsely in thy name will we tread them thy covenant. under that rise up against us. 18 Our heart is not turned

6 For I will not trust in my back, neither have our steps bow, neither shall my sword declined from thy way; save me.

19 Though thou hast sore 7 But thou hast saved us from broken us in the place of draour enemies, and hast put them gons, and covered us with the to shame that hated us.

shadow of death. 8 In God we boast all the day 20 If we have forgotten the long, and praise thy name for name of our God, or stretched ever. Selah.

out our hands to a strange god; 9 But thou hast cast off, and 21 Shall not God search this put us to shame; and goest not out? for he knoweth the seforth with our armies.

crets of the heart. 10 Thou makest us to turn 22 Yea, for thy sake are we


for ever.

killed all the day long; we are | whereby the people fall under counted as sheep for the slaugh- thee.

6 Thy throne, O God, is for 23 Awake, why sleepest thou, ever and ever: the sceptre of O Lord ? arise, cast us not off thy kingdom is a right sceptre.

Ť Thou lovest righteousness, 24 Wherefore hidest thou thy and hatest wickedness: there. face, and forgettest our afflic. | fore God, thy God, hath anointtion and our oppression ?

ed thee with the oil of gladness 25 For our soul is bowed down above thy fellows. to the dust : our belly cleaveth 8 All thy garments smell of unto the earth.

myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, 26 Arise for our help, and re out of the ivory palaces, wheredeem us for thy mercies' sake. by they have made thee glad.

9 King's daughters were aPSALM XLV.

mong thy honourable women :

upon thy right hand did stand THE MAJESTY OF CHRIST's

the queen in gold of Ophir. KINGDOM.

10 Hearken, O daughter, and To the chief Musician upon consider, and incline thine ear ; Shoshannim, for the sons of forget also thine own people, Korah. Maschil. A song of and thy father's house ; loves.

11 So shall the King greatly MY heart is inditing a good desire thy beauty ; for he is thy matter: I speak of the things LORD; and worship thou him. which I have made touching the 12 And the daughter of Tyre King: my tongue is the pen of shall be there with a gift; even a ready writer.

the rich among the people shall 2 Thou art fairer than the child intreat thy favour. dren of men: grace is poured 13 The King's daughter is all into thy lips: therefore God glorious within : her clothing hath blessed thee for ever. is of wrought gold.

3 Gird thy sword upon thy 14 She shall be brought unto thigh, O most Mighty, with thy the King in raiment of needleglory and thy majesty.

work : the virgins her compa4 And in thy majesty ride | nions that follow her shall be prosperously, because of truth brought unto thee. and meekness and righteous 15 With gladness and rejoicness; and thy right hand shall ing shall they be brought: they teach thee terrible things.

shall enter into the King's pa5 Thine arrows are sharp in lace. the heart of the king's enemies; 16 Instead of thy fathers shall


be thy children, whom thou 8 Come, behold the works of mayest make princes in all the the LORD, what desolations he earth.

hath made in the earth.

9 remembered in all generations: to the end of the earth; he therefore shall the people praise breaketh the bow, and cutteth thee for ever and ever.

the spear in sunder; he burn

eth the chariot in the fire. PSALM XLVI.

10 Be still, and know that I

am God: I will be exalted a. THE CHURCH'S CONFIDENCE

mong the heathen, I will be ex-) IN GOD.

alted in the earth. To the chief Musician for the 11 The LORD of hosts is with sons of Korah.

A Song upon us; the God of Jacob is our Alamoth,

refuge. Selah. GOD is our refuge and strength, a very present help in PSALM XLVII. trouble.

2 Therefore 'will not we fear, though the earth be removed, To the chief Musician. A Psalm and though the mountains be for the sons of Korah. carried into the midst of the O CLAP your hands, all ye sea ;

people; shout unto God with 3 Though the waters thereof the voice of triumph · roar and be troubled, though the 2 For the LORD most High is mountains shake with the swell- terrible; he is a great King over ing thereof. Selah.

all the earth. 4 There is a river, the streams 3 He shall subdue the people whereof shall make glad the city under us, and the nations under of God, the holy place of the ta

our feet. bernacles of the Most High. 4 He shall choose our inherit

5 God is in the midst of her; ance for us, the excellency of she shall not be moved: God Jacob whom he loved, Selah. shall help her, and that right 5 God is gone up with a shout, early.

the LORD with the sound of a 6 The heathen raged, the trumpet. kingdoms were moved : he ut 6 Sing praises to God, sing tered his voice; the earth melt- praises : sing praises unto our ed.

King, sing praises. 7 The LORD of hosts is with 7 For God is the King of all us; the God of Jacob is our re the earth : sing ye praises with fuge. Selah.




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