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The blessedness of affliction. PSALMS.

God is to be paised. 493 4 How long shall they utter and speak earth: the strength of the hills is liis also. hard things : and all the workers of in- 5 The sea is his, and he made it ; and iquity best themselves ?

his hands formed the dry land. 5 They break in pieces thy people, O 61) come, let us worship andbow down: Lord, and ailliet thine heritare.

let us kneel before the LORD our maker. 6 They slay the widow in the stranger, 7 For he is our God; and we are the and murder the fatherless.

people of his pasture, and the sheep of his 7 Yet they say, The Lord shall not see, hand. To-day if ye will hear his voice, neither shall the Gud of Jacob regard it. Harden not your heart, as in the

8 Cnderstand, ve brutish among the provocation, and as in the day of tomptapepe: and ye fools, when will ye betion in the wilderness : wje?

9 Ilhen your fathers tempted me, 9 He that planted the ear, shall he proved me, and saw my work. not hear? he that formed the eye, shall 10 Forty years long was I grieved he not see?

with this generation, and sail, It is a 10 lie that chastiseth the heathen, shall people that do err in their heart, and not he correct? lie that teacheth man they have not known my ways: knowledge', shull not be know?

ů Unto whom I sware in my wrath, 11 The Lord knoweth the thoughts that they should not enter into my rest. of man, that they are vanity.

PSAL. XCVI. 12 Blessed is the nian whom thou 1 An exhortation to praise God, 4 for his chastenet, O LURD, and teachest him greqine.38, 8 for his kingdom, 13 anu out of thy law;

for his general judment. from the days of adversity, until the paint O SING unto he Lord a new songs :

the , all earth. be sligged for the wicked.

2 Siig into the Lord, bless his name ; 14 For the Lord will not cast off his shew forih his salvation from day to dar. people, neither will he forsake his in- 3 Declare his glory among the lieathen, heritance.

his wonders among all people. 15 But judgment shall return unto 4. For the LORD is great, and greativ rigliteousness and all the upright in to be praised: he is to be feared above heart shall follow it.

16 Who will rise up for me against the 5 For all the gods of the nations are evil-doers? or who will stand up for me idols: but the LORD made the heavens. against the workers of iniquity

6 Honour and majesty are before him: 17 Cnless the Lord had been my help, strength and beauty are in his sanctuary. my soul had almost dwelt in silence. 7 Give into the LORD, () ye kindreds

18 When I said, My foot slippeth ; thy of the people, give unto the LORD glory mercy, O Lord, held me up.

and strength. 19 In the multitude of my thoughts 8 Give unto the Lord the glory due within me thy comforts delight my soul. unto his name : bring an offering, and

20 Shall the throne of iniquity have come into his courts. fellowship with thee, which frameth mis- 9 0 worship the Lord in the beauty of chief by a law?

holiness : fear before him, all the carth. 21 They gather themselves together 10 Say among the heathen that the against the suul of the righteous, and con- LORD reigneth: the world also shall be demn the innocent blood.

established that it shall not be inoved: he 22 But the Lord is my defence; and shall judge the people righteously. my God is the rock of my refuge.

11 Let the heavens rejoice, and let the 23 And he shall bring upon thiem their earth be glad ; let the sea roar, and the own iniquity, and shall cut them off in tulness thereof. their own wickedness; yed, the Lord 12 Let the field be joyful, and all that our God shall cut them off.

is therein: then shall all the trees of the FSAL. XCV.

wood rejoice. 1 An exhortalion to praise God, 3 for 13 Before the LORD: for he cometh,

his greulness, 6 and for his goodness; for lie cometh to judge the earth : he 8 ad not to tempt him.

shall judge the world with righteousness, O COME, let us sing into the LORD: and the people with his truth

make a joyful to the rock of our salvation.

1 The majesty of God's kingdom. 7 The 2 Let us coine before his presence with church rejčicéth at God's judgments thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise up on idolàters. 10 An exhortation 10 unto him with psalms.

gudliness and gladness. great King above all gods.

joice ; let the multitude of isles br 4 In his hand are the deep places of the glad thereof;

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494 The Jews exhorted to praise God. PSALMS. The majesty of his kingdon

2 Cloucls and darkness are round about 2 The Lord is great in Zion; and he him: righteousness and judgment are the is high above all people. habitation of his throne.

j Let them praise thy great and terrible 3 A fire goeth before him, and burneth name; for it is holy. up his enemies round about.

4 The king's strength also loveth jurg4 His lightnings enlightened the world: ment; thou dost establish equity, the exethe earth saw, and trembled.

Cutest judgment and righteousness irelicrb. 5 The hills melted like wax at the 5 Exalt ye the LORD our Giul, and presence of the Lord, at the presence of worship at his footstool ; for he is hüly. the LORD of the whole earth.

6 Moses and Aaron among his riests, ? 6 The heavens declare his righteous- and Samuel among them that call upon ness, and all the people see his glory. his name; they called upon the LORD,

7 Confounded be all they that serve and he answered them. graven images, that boast themselves of 7 He spake into them in the cloudy idols; worship him, ali ye guls.

pillar: they kept his testimonies, and the 8 Zion heard, and was glad; and the ordinance ihat he gave them. daughters of Judah rejoiced because of thy 8 Thou answeredst them, O LORD OUT judginents, () LORD.

God: thou wast a God that forgevest 9 Forthou, Lorn, art high above all the them, though thou tookest vengeance of earth: thou art exalted far above ail gods. their inventious.

10 Ye that love the Lorn, hate evil: he 9 Exalt the Lord our God, and worpreserveth the souls of his saints; he delir- ship at his hoiy hill; for the LORD our ereth them out of the hand of the wicked. Gjd is lioly. 11 Light is sown for the righteous, and

PSAL. C. gladness for the upright in heart. 1 An exhortation io praise God cheerfully,

12 Rejoice in the LORD, ye righteous; S for his greatness, 4 and for his power. and give thanks at the remembrance of

A Psalm of Praise. his holiness.

MKE a joyful noise unto the Lord, PSAL. XCVIII. 1 The pisalmist exhortcth the Jezus, 4 the 2 Serve the LORD with gladness : come. Gentiles, 7 and all creaturesto praise God. before his presence with singing. A Psalm.

3 know ye that the Lord he is God: O

SING unto the Lord a new song ; | it is be that hath made us, and not we

for he hath done marvellous things: ourselves; we are his people, and the his right hand, and his holy arm, hath sheep of his pasture. gotten him the victory.

4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiv2 The Lord hath made known his sal- ing, and into his courts with praise : be vation : his righteousness hath he openly thankful unto him, and bless his name. shewed in the sight of the heathen.

5 For the Lord is good; his mercy is 3 Hc hath remembered his mercy and everlasting; and his truth endureth to his truth toward the house of Israel : all all generations. the ends of the carth have seen the sal

PSAL. CI. tion of our God.

David's vow and profession of godiness. 4 Make a joyful noise unto the Lord,

A Psalm of David. all the carth : make a loud noise, and j'ejoice, and sing praise.

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unto thee, Lord, will I sing. 5. Sing unto the Lord with the harp; 2 I will behave myself wisely in a perwith the harp, and the voice of a psalm. fect way. 0 when wilt thon come unto

6 With trumpets and sound of cornet me? I will walk within my house with a make a joyful noise before the LORD, the perfect heart. King

3 I will set no wicked thing before mine 7 Let the sea roar, and the fulness there-eyes: I hate the work of them that turn of; the world, and they that dwell therein. aside ; it shall not cleave to me.

8 Let the floods clap their hands: let 4 A froward heart shall depart from the hills be joyful together.

me: I will not know a wicked person. 9 Before the Lord; for he cometh to 5 Whoso privily slandereth his neighjndge the earth; with righteousness shallhe bour, him will I cut off: him that hath an judge the world, and the people with equity. high lock and a proud heart will not I PSAL. XCIX.

sutler. 1 The prophet, sculing forth the kingdom 6 Mine eyes shall be upon the faithful

of God in Zion, 5 exhorieth all, by the of the land, that they niay dwell with crampile of their forefathers, to wor- me: he triat walketh in a perfect wi", ship God at his holy hill.

be shall serve me.

7 He that worketh deceit shall not tremble: hesitlethibito:een the che- dwell within my house: he that telleth rubims; Ict the carth be moved.

lies shall not tarry in iny sight.

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The prayer of tive afflicted.


God to be praised. 495 8 I will early destroy all the wicked of er, and the kingdoms, to serve the Lord. the land ; that I may cut oft all wicked He weakened my strength in the doers from the city of the Lord.

way ; he shortened my days. PSAL. CII.

24 I said, O my Gol, take me not A1 The prophet in his prayer maketh a way in the midst of my days : tly years

grievous complaint. 12 ile taleth com- are throughout all generations. fort in the eternity and mercy of God. 25 Of old hast thou laid the founda18 The mercies of God are to be re- tion of the earth : and the heavens are corderl. 23 He sustaineth his wrakness the work of thy hands. by the unchangeableness of God.

26 They shall perish, but thou shalt: A prayer of the afflicted, when he is endure: yea, all of thein shall wax olch

overwhelmed, and pourth out his com- like a garment ; as a vesture shalt thou Usint before the LORD.

change them, and they shall be changed: HE TEAR my prayer, O LORD, and let 27 But thou art the same, and thy years my cry come into thee.

shall have no end. 2 Hide not thy face from me in the day 28 The children of thy servants shall when I un in trouble ; incline thinc ear continue, and their seed shall be estaba unto me : in the day when I call, answer lished before thee. me speedily:

PSAL. CIII. 3 For my days are consumed like smoke, | 1 An exhortation to praise God for his and my bones are burned as an incarth. mercy, 15 and for the constancy thereof. 4 My heart is smitten, and withered like

A Psalm of David. grass ; so that I forget to eat my bread. 5 By reason of the voice of iny groan

that is within me, blo98 his holy name.

! ing my bones cleave to my skin.

2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and for6 I am like a pelican of the wilderness : get not all his benefits: I am like an owl of the desert.

3.Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; 7 I watch, and am as a sparrow alone who healeth all thy diseases ; upon the house top.

4 Who recieemeth thy life from de. 8 Mine enemies reproach me all the struction ; who crowneth thee with lovday; and they that are mad against me ing kindness and tender mercies; are sworn agaust me.

5. Who satisfietlı thy mouth with good 9 For I have eaten ashes like bread, things ; so that thy youth is renewed like and mingled my drink with weeping, the eagle's.

10 Because of thine indignation and 6 The LORD executeth righteousness thy wrath: for thou hast liftcd me up, and judgment for all that are oppressed. and cast me dowi).

7 He made known his ways unto Mo-. 11 My days are like a shadow that de- ses, his acts unto the children of Israel. clineth ; and I am withered like grass. 8 The LORD is merciful and gracious,

12 But thou, O Lord, shalt endure slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy: for ever; and thy reinembrance unto all 9 He will not always chide : ncither, generations.

will he keep his anger for ever. 13 Thou shalt arise, and have mercy | 10 He hath not dealt with us after our upon Zion: for the time to favour her, sins; nor rewarded us according to our yea, the set time, is come.

iviquities. 14 For thy servants take pleasure in her 11 For as the heaven is high above the stones, and favour the dust thereof. carth, 80 great is his mercy toward them

15 So the heathen shall fear the name that fear lim. of the LORD:and all the kings of the earth 12 As far as the east is from the west, thy glory.

so far hath he removed our transgressions 16 When the LORD shall build up Zi- from us. on, he shall appear in his glory.

13 Like as a father pitieth his children,. 17 He will regird tie prayer of the 80 the LORD pitietii them that fear him. destitute, and not despise their prayer.

14 For he knoweth our frame; he re18 This shall be written for the genera- | membereth that we are dust. tion to come: anci the people which shall 15 As for man, his days are as grass : be created shall praise the LORD. as a flower of the feki, so he ficurisi--

19 For he hath looked down from the eth. height of his sanctuary; from heaven did 16 For the wind passeth over it, and it. the Lord behokl the earth;

is gone; and ihe place thereof shall know 20 To hear the groaning of the pris : it no more. ener ; to loose those that are apponite 17 But the mercy of the Lord is from to death ;

everlasting to everlasting upon them that 21. To declare the name of the Lord 'feer him, and his righteousness unto chilin Zin, and his praise in Jerusalem ; dicti's children ;

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496 The mighty flower,


and providence of God. to those that remember his command- 17 Where the birds make their nests: as ments to do them.

for the stork, the fir-trees are her house. 19 The Lord hath prepared his throne 18 The high hills are a refuge for the in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth wild goats; and the rocks for the conies. over all.

19 He appointeth the moon for seasons: 20 Bless the Lord, ye his angels, that the sun kroweth his going down. excel in strength, that do his command- 20 Thou makest darkness, and it is ments, hearkening unto the voice of his night: wherein all the beasts of the forest word.

do creep.forth. 21 Bless ye the Lord, all ye bis hosts; 21 The yoang lions roar after their prey, tje ministers of his, that do his pleasure. and seek their meat from God.

22 Bless the Lord, all his works in all 22 The sun ariseth, they gather themplaces of his dominion : bless the Lord, selves together, and lay them down in Oiny soul.

their dens. PSAL. CIV.

:3 Man goeth forth to his work and to 1 A meditation upon the mighty power, ? his labour, until the evening: and wonderful providence of God. 31 24 ( Lord, how manifold are thy God's glory is eternul. 33 The prophet works! in wisdom hast thou made them T'orveth perpctually to praise God. all: the earth is full of thy riches.

25 So is this great and wide sea, wheremy God, thou art very at; thou in are things creeping innumerable, both art clothed with honour and majesty. small and great beasts.

2 Who coverest tself with light as 26 There go the ships : there is that quith a garment : wlio stretchest out the leviathan, whom thou hast made to play heavens like a curtain :

therein. 3 W lo layeth the beams of his cham- 27 These wait all up n thee; that thou bers in the waters: who maketh the mayest give them their meat in due season. clouds liis chariot : who walketh upon 23 That thou givest them, they gather: the wings of the wind :

thou openest thine hand, they are filled • 4 Who maketh his angels spirits ; his

with good. ministers a flaming fire:

29 Thou hidest thy face, they are troub)5 Ilho laid the foundations of the earth, led: thou takest away their breath, they that it should not be removed for ever. die, and return to their dust. 6 Thou coveredst it with the deep as

so Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they wih a garment: the waters stood above are created : and thou renewest the face the mountains.

of the earth. 7 At thy rebuke they fied; at the voice 31 The glory of the LORD shall endure of thy thunder they lasted away. for ever: tie Lord shall rejoice in his

8 They go up by the mountains ; they works. go down by the valleys unto the place 32 He looketh on the earth, and it 'which thou hast founded for them. trembleth: he coucheth the hills, and they

9 Thou hast set a bound that they may smoke. not pass over; that they turn not again to 33 I will sing unto the LORD as long cover the earth.

as I live : I will sing praise unto my God 10 He sendeth the springs into the val- while I have my being: leys, which run among the hills.

54 My meditation of liim shall be sweet: il They give driuk to every beast of: I will be glad in the Lord. the field : the wild assés quench their i 35 Let the sinners be consumed out of thirst.

the earth, and let the wicked be no more. 12 By them shall the fowls of the heav- || Bless thou the LORD, O my soul. Praise en have their habitation, which sing a

ye the LORD. mong the branches.

PSAL. CV. 13 He watereth the hills from his cham- || 1 An erhortation to praise God, and ! hers: the earth is satisfied with the fruit serk out his toorks. 7 The story of God if thy works.

providence over brahan, 16 over Jo14 ile causeth the grass to grow for the seph, 23 over Jacob in Hgunt, 26 cátilc, and herb for the service of man : ver Moses delivering the Israclites, 37 that he may bring forth food out of the over the Isracli! és brought out of Eearth;

83fd in the wilderness, and filant15 And wine that maketh glad the Win" Cungun. heart of man, and oil to make this face


GIVE thanks into the LORD; call to shine, and bread which strengtheneth upon his name: make known liis man's heart.

deeds among the people, 16 The trees of the Lord are full of 2 Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him: şap; the cedars of Lebanon, which he ll talk ve of all his wonderous works. hath planted;

3 Glory ye in his holy naine : let

God's providence over

PSALMS. Abraham, and Moses. 497 the heart of them rejoice that seek the 31 He spake, and there came divers LORD.

sorts of flies, and lice in all their coasts. 4 Seek the Lord, and his strength : 32 He gave them hail for rain, and seek his face evermore.

flaming fire in their land. 5 Remember his marvellous works 33 He smote their vines also and their that he hath donc ; his wonders, and the fig-trees; and brake the trees of their judgments of his mouth ;

coasts. 60 ye sced of Abraham his scrvant, 34 He spake, and the locusts came, and ye children of Jacob his chosen.

caterpillars, and that without number, 7 He is the LORD our God : his judg- 35 And did eat up all the herbs in their ments are in all the earth.

land, and devoured the fruit of their 8 He hath remembered his covenant ground. for ever, the word which he commanded 36 He smotealsoall the first-born in their to a thousand generations.

land, the chief of all tlieir strength. 9 Which covenant he made with Abra- 37 He brought them forth also with ham, and his oath unto Isaac;

silver and gold : and there was not one 10 And confirmed the same unto Ja- feeble person among their tribes. cob for a law, and to Israel for an ever- 38 Egypt was glad when they departlasting covenant:

ed : for the fear of them fell upon them. 11 Saying, Unto thee will I give the 39 He spread a cloud for a covering ; land of Canaan, the lot of your inheri- and fire to give light in the night. tance :

40 The people asked, and he brought 12 When they were but a few men in 'quails, and satisfied them with the bread number ; yea, very few, and strangers of heaven. in it.

41 He opened the rock, and the waters 13 When they went from one nation gushed out; they ran in the dry places to another, from one kingdom to another like a river. people;

42 For he remembered his holy prom14 He suffered no man to do them ise, and Abraham his servant. wrong : yea, he reproved kings for their 43 And he brought forth his people sakes;

with joy, and his chosen with gladness : 15 Saying, Touch not mine anointed, 44 And gave them the lands of the and do my prophets no harm.

heathen : and they inherited the labour 16 Moreover he called for a famine of the people; upon the land : he brake the whole staff 45 That they might observe his statof bread.

utes, and keep his laws. Praise ye the 17 He sent a man before them, even LORD. Joseph, who was sold for a servant:

PSAL. CVI. 18 Whose feet they hurt with fetters : | 1 The psalmist exhorteth to praise God. he was laid in iron :

4 Hle prayeth for parden of sin. 7 The 19 Until the time that his word came : story of the people's rebellion, and the word of the LORD tried him.

God's mercy. 47 He concludeth with 20 The king sent and loosed him ; pirayer and praise. even the ruler of the people, and let him

ye the LORD. () give thanks

unto the LORD; for he is good : for 21 He made him lord of his house, and his mercy endureth for ever, ruler of all his substance :

2 Who can utter the mighty acts of the 22 To bind his princes at his pleasure; LORD? who can shew forth all his praise ? and teach his senators wisdom.

3 Blessed are they that keep judg23 Israel also came into Egypt; and ment, and he that doeth righteousness at Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham. all times.

24 And he increased his people great- 4 Remember me, O Lord, with the ly; and made them stronger than their favour that thou bearest unto thy people : enemies.

O visit me with thy salvation; 25 He turned their heart to hate his 5 That I may see the good of thy chospeople, to deal subtilly with his servants. en, that I may rejoice in the gladness of

2@ He sent Moses his servant; and thy nation, that I may glory with thinç Aaron whom he had chosen.

inheritance. 27 They shewed his signs among them, 6 We have sinned with our fathers, we and wonders in the land of Ham. have committed iniquity, we have done

28 He sent darkness, and made it dark; | wickedly. and they rebelled not against his word. 7 Our fathers understood not thy won

29 He turned their waters into blood, ders in Egypt; they remembered not the and slew their fish.

multitude of thy mercies ; but provoked 30 Their land brought forth frogs in a- him at the sea, even at the Red sea. bundance, in the chambers of their kings. 8 Nevertheless he saved them for his


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