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vide The Church's glory. PSALMS. David's fervent prayer

violent men have sought after my 8 Thou hast put away mine acsoul; and have not set thee before quaintance far from me; thou hast them.

made me an abomination unto 15 But thou, O LORD, art a God them: I am shut up, and I cannot

full of compassion, and gracious, come forth. peu long-suffering, and plenteous in 9 Mine eye mourneth by reason mercy and truth.

of affliction : LORD, I have called 160 turn unto me, and have daily upon thee, I have stretched bad mercy upon me; give thy strength out my hands unto thee.

unto thy servant, and save the son 10 Wilt thou shew wonders to om of thy handmaid.

the dead? shall the dead arise and 17 Shew me a token for good; praise thee? Selah. that they which hate me may see 11 Shall thy loving-kindness be it, and be ashamed : because thou, declared in the grave? or thy faithLORD, hast holpen me, and com-fulness in destruction ? forted me.

12 Shall thy wonders be known PSALM LXXXVII. in the dark ? and thy righteousness

The Glory of the Church. in the land of forgetfulness?
TT A Psalm or Song for the sons of 13 But unto thee have I cried, O

LORD; and in the morning shall
HS foundation is in the holy my prayer prevent thee

14 LORD, why castest thou off TE

2 The LORD loveth the gates of my soul? why hidest thou thy face
Zion more than all the dwellings of from me ?

15 I am afflicted and ready to 3 Glorious things are spoken of die from my youth up: while I sufthee, O city of God. Selah. fer thy terrors I am distracted.

4 I will make mention of Rahab 16 Thy fierce wrath goeth over and Babylon to them that know me; thy

terrors have cut me off. me: behold Philistia, and Tyre, 17 They came round about me with Ethiopia ; this man was born daily like water; they compassed there.

me about together. 5 And of Zion it shall be said, 18 Lover and friend hast thou This and that man was born in her put far from me, and mine ac and the Highest himself shall es- quaintance into darkness. tablish her.

PSALM LXXXIX. 6 The LORD shall count, when The Psalmist

praiseth God, &c. he writeth up the people, that this | Maschil of Ethan the Ezrahite man

2 As well the singers as the play- I WOULL sing of the mercies of ers on instruments shall be there : mouth will I make known thy faithall my springs are in thee.

fulness to all generations. PSALM LXXXVIII.

2 For I have said, Mercy shall David's Complaint in Prayer. be built up for ever: thy faithfulTT A Song or Psalm for the sons of ness shalt thou establish in the very

Korah, to the chief Musician up- heavens.
on Mahalath Leannoth, Maschil 3 I have made a covenant with
of Heman the Ezrahite.

my chosen, I have sworn unto Da
O LORD God of my salvation, I vid mi servant;
cried day

4 Thy seed will I establish for fore thee :

ever, and build up thy throne to all 2 Let my prayer come before generations. Selah. thee: incline thine ear unto 'my 5 And the heavens shall praise * For my soul is full of troubles : fulness also in the congregation of and my life draweth nigh unto the the saints. grave.

6 For who in the heaven can be 4 I am counted with them that compared unto the LORD? who go down into the pit: I am as a among the sons of the mighty can man that hath no strength:

be likened unto the LORD 5 Free among the dead, like the 7 God is greatly to be feared in slain that lie in the grave, whom the assembly of the saints, and to thou rememberest no more and be had in reverence of all them that they are cut off from thy hand. are about him.

6 Thou hast laid me in the lowest 8 O LORD God of hosts, who is
pit, in darkness, in the deeps. a strong Lord like unto thee? nr

7 Thy wrath lieth hard upon me, to thy faithfulness round about
and thou hast afflicted me with all thee?
Why wavor. Solah.

I Thou rulest the raging of the


by my

David praiseth God PSALMS.

for his mercies Bea: when the waves thereof arise, 30 If his children forsake my thou stillest them.

law, and walk not in my jude 10 Thou hast broken Rahab in ments; pieces, as one that is slain: thou 31 If they break my statutes, and hast scattered thine enemies with keep not my commandments; thy strong arm.

32 Then will I visit their trans 11 The heavens are thine, the gression with the rod, and their iniearth also is thine: as for the quity with stripes. world, and the fulness thereof, thou 33 Nevertheless, my loving-kindhast founded them.

ness will I not utterly take from 12 The north and the south thou him, nor suffer my faithfulness to hast created them: Tabor and Her- fail. mon shall rejoice in thy name. 34 My covenant will I not break,

13 Thou hast a mighty arm: nor alter the thing that is gone out strong is thy hand, and high is thy of my lips. right hand.

35 Once have I sworn 14 Justice and judgment are the holiness that I will not lie unto habitation of thy throne: mercy David. and truth shall go before thy 36 His seed shall endure for ever, face.

and his throne as the sun before 15 Blessed is the people that me. know the joyful sound: they shall 37 It shall be established for ever walk, O LORD, in the light of thy as the moon, and as a faithful witcountenance.

ness in heaven. Selah. 16 In thy name shall they rejoice 38 But thou hast cast off and aball the day: and in thy righteous- horred, thou hast been wroth with ness shall they be exalted.

thine anointed. 17 For thou art the glory of their 39 Thou hast made void the costrength; and in thy favour our venant of thy servant: thou hast horn shall be exalted.

profaned his crown by casting it to 18 For the LORD is our defence; the ground. and the Holy One of Israel is our 40 Thou hast broken down all King.

his hedges; thou hast brought his 19 Then thou spakest in vision strong holds to ruin. to thy Holy One, and saidst, I have 41 All that pass by the way spoil laid help upon one that is mighty; him: he is a reproach to his neighI have exalted one chosen out of bours. the people.

42 Thou hast set up the right 20 I have found David my ser- hand of his adversaries; thou vant; with my holy oil have I hast made all his enemies to reanointed him :

joice. 21 With whom my hand shall be 43 Thou hast also turned the established: mino arm also shall edge of his sword, and hast not strengthen him.

made him to stand in the battle. 22 The enemy shall not exact 44 Thou hast made his glory to upon him ; nor the son of wicked-cease, and cast his throne down to ness afflict him.

the ground. 23 And I will beat down his foes 45 The days of his youth hast before his face, and plague them thou shortened: thou hast covered that hate him.

him with shame. Selah. 24 But my faithfulness and my 46 How long, LORD, wilt thou mercy shall be with him: and in hide thyself? for ever? shall thy my name shall his horn be ex-wrath burn like fire ? alted.

47 Remember how short my time 25 I will set his hand also in the is: wherefore hast thou made all sea, and his right hand in the men in vain ? rivers.

48 What man is he that liveth, 26 He shall cry unto me, Thou and shall not see death ? shall he art my Father, my God, and the deliver his soul from the hand of Rock of my salvation.

the grave ? Selah. 27 Also I will make him my first 49 LORD, where are thy former born, higher than the kings of the loving-kindnesses, which thou earth.

swarest unto David in thy truth? 28 My mercy will I keep for him 50 Remember, LORD, the refor evermore, and my covenant proach of thy servants; how I do

bear in my bosom the reproach of 29 His seed also will I make to all the mighty people; endure for ever, and his throne as 51 Wherewith thine enemies have the days of heaven.

reproached, O LORD; wherewith 548

Shortness of human life. PSALMS. The safety of the godly they have reproached the footsteps

PSALM XCI. of thine anointed.

The Security of the Godly. 52 Blessed be the LORD for ever


E that dwelleth in the secret more. Amen, and Amen.

place of the Most High shall PSALM XC.

abide under the shadow of the The Frailty of human Life. Almighty. TA Prayer of Moses the man of 2 I will say of the LORD, He is God.

my refuge and my fortress: my L OR in thou hast been our God in him will I trust. -place all

3 Surely he shall deliver thee from tions.

the snare of the fowler, and from 2 Before the mountains were the noisome pestilence. brought forth, or ever thou hadst 4 He shall cover thee with his formed the carth and the world, feathers, and under his wings shalt even from everlasting to everlast-thou trust : his truth shall be thy ing, thou art God.

shield and buckler. 3 Thou turnest man to destruc 5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the tion; and sayest, Return, ye chil- terror by night; nor for the arrow dren of men.

that flieth by day; 4 For a thousand years in thy 6 Nor for the pestilence that sight are but as yesterday when it walketh in darkness; nor for the is past, and as a watch in the destruction that wasteth at noonnight.

day. 5 Thou carriest them away as 1 A thousand shall fall at thy with a flood; they are as a sleep; şide, and ten thousand at thy right in the morning they are like grass hand; but it shall not come nigh which groweth up.

thee. 6 In the morning it flourisheth, 8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou and groweth up; in the evening it behold and see the reward of the is cut down, and withereth.

wicked. 7 For we are consumed by thine 9 Because thou hast made the anger, and by thy wrath are we LORD which is my refuge, even the troubled.

Most High, thy habitation; 8 Thou hast set our iniquities 10 There shall no evil befall thee, before thee, our secret sins in the neither shall any plague come nigh light of thy countenance.

thy dwelling. 9 For all our days are passed il For he shall give his angels away in thy wrath: we spend our charge over thee, to keep thee in years, as a tale that is told.

all thy ways. 10 The days of our years are 12 They shall bear thee up in threescore years and ten; and if by their hands, lest thou dash thy foot reason of strength they fourscore against a stone. years, yet is their strength labour 13 Thou shalt

tread upon the lion and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and adder: the young lion and the and we fly away.

dragon shalt thou trample under 11 Who knowoth the power of feet. thine anger ? even according to thy 14 Because he hath set his love fear, so is thy wrath.

upon me, therefore will I deliver 12 So teach us to number our him: I will set him on high, bedays, that we may apply our hearts cause he hath known my name. unto wisdom.

15 He shall call upon me, and I 13 Return, O LORD, how long ? will answer him: I will be with and let it repent thee concerning him in trouble; I will deliver him, thy servants.

and honour him. 14 O satisfy us early with thy 16 With long life will I satisfy mercy; that we may rejoice and him, and shew him my salvation. be glad all our days,

PSALM XCII. 15 Make us glad according to David's Psalm of Praise. the days wherein thou hast afilict- TA Psalm or Song for the sabbathed us, and the years wherein we

day have seen evil.

16 Let thy work appear unto thy unto the LORD, and to sing servants, and thy glory unto their praises unto thy name, O Most children.

High. 17 And let the beauty of the 2 To shew forth thy loving-kindLORD our God be upon us: and ness in the morning, and thy faithestablish thou the work of our fulness every night, hands upon us;, yea, the work of 3 Upon an instrument of ten our hands establish thou it. strings, and upon the psaltery


I to

Judgment on the wicked. PSALMS. Impiety of wicked met upon the harp with a solemn, the earth: render a reward to the sound.

proud. 4 For thou, LORD, hast made 3 LORD, how long shall the me glad through thy work: I wicked, how long shall the wicked will triumph in the works of thy triumph ? hands.

4 How long shall they utter and 5 0 LORD, how great are thy speak hard things ? and all the works! and thy thoughts are very workers of iniquity boast themdeep.

selves ? 6 A brutish man knoweth not; 5 They break in pieces thy peoneither doth a fool understand this.ple, O LORD, and afflict thy he

7 When the wicked spring as ritage. the grass, and when all the work 6 They slay the widow and the ers of iniquity do flourish ; it is stranger, and murder the fatherless. that they shall be destroyed for 7 Yet they say, The LORD shall ever:

not see, neither shall the God of 8 But thou, LORD, art most high Jacob regard it. for evermore.

8 Understand, ye brutish among 9 For lo, thine enemies, O LORD, the people : and ye fools, when for lo, thine enemies shall perish will ye be wise? all the workers of iniquity shall be 9 He that planted the ear, shall scattered.

he not hear ? he that formed the 10 But my horn shalt thou exalt eye, shall he not see?

the heabe anointed with fresh oil.

then, shall not he correct? he that 11 Mine eye also shall see my teacheth man knowledge, shall not desire on mine enemies, and mine he know? cars shall hear my desire of the 11 The LORD knoweth the wicked that rise up against me. thoughts of man, that they are

12 The righteous shall flourish vanity. like the palm-tree: he shall grow

12 Blessed is toe man whom like a cedar in Lebanon.

thou chastenest, O LORD, and 13 Those that be planted in the teachest him out of thy law; house of the LORD shall flourish in 13 That thou mayest give him the courts of our God.

rest from the days of adversity, 14 They shall still bring forth until the pit be digged for the fruit in old age; they shall be fat wicked. and flourishing ;

14 For the LORD will not cast off 15 To shew that the LORD is his people, neither will he forsake upright: he is my rock, and there his inheritance. is no unrighteousness in him.

15 But judgment shall return PSALM XCII.

unto righteousness: and all the upMajesty

of Christ's Kingdom. right in heart shall follow it. THE LORD reigneth, he is clo 16 Who will rise up for me

thed with majesty; the LORD against the evil-doers? or who is clothed with strength, wherewith will stand up for me against the he hath girded himself: the world workers of iniquity ? also is established, that it cannot 17 Unless the LORD had been my be moved.

help, my soul had almost dwelt in 2 Thy throne is established of silence. old: thou art from everlasting. 18 When I said, My foot slip

3 The floods have lifted up, o peth ; thy mercy, O LORD, held LORD, the floods have lifted up me up. their voice; the floods lift up their 19 In the multitude of my waves.

thoughts within me thy comforts 4 The LORD on high is mightier delight my soul. than the noise of many waters, 20 Shall the throne of iniquity yea, than the mighty waves of the have fellowship

with thee, which sea.

frameth mischief by a law ? 5 Thy testimonies are very sure: 21 They gather themselves tog holiness becometh thy house, Other against the soul of the righteLORD, for ever.

ous, and condemn the innocent PSALM XCIV.

blood. The Impiety of the Wicked. 22 But the LORD is my defence; 0

LORD God, to whom yen-and my God is the rock of my

geance belongeth; O God, to refuge. whom vengeance belongeth, shew 23 And he shall bring upon them thyself.

their own iniquity, and shall cut Lift up thyself, thou Judge ofl them off in their own wickedness


David exciteth all


to glorify God. yea, the LORD our God shall cut shall be established that it shall not them off.

be moved: he shall judge the peoPSALM XCV.

ple righteously. An Exhortation to praise God. 11 Let the heavens rejoice, and O

COME, let us sing unto the let the earth be glad; let the sea

LORD: let us make a joyful roar, and the fulness thereof. noise to the Rock of our salvation. 12 Let the field be joyful, and all

2 Let us come before his pre- that is therein: then shall all the hence with thanksgiving, and make trees of the wood rejoice & joyful noise unto him with 13 Before the LORD ; for he psalms.

cometh, for he cometh to judge 3 For the LORD is a great God, the earth: he shall judge the world and a great King above all gods. with righteousness, and the people

4 In his hand are the deep places with his truth. of the earth: the strength of the PSALM XCVII. hills is bis also.

The Majesty of God's Kingdom. 5 The sea is his, and he made it: THE LORD reigneth; let the and his hands formed the dry land. earth rejoice; let the multi

6 0 come, let us worship and tude of isles be glad thereof. bow down: let us kneel before the 2 Clouds and darkness are round LORD our maker.

about him : righteousness and 7 For he is our God; and we are ljudgment are the habitation of his the people of his pasture, and the throne. sheep of his hand. To-day if ye 3 A fire goeth before him, and will hear his voice,

burneth up his enemies round 8 Harden not your heart, as in about. the provocation, and as in the day

4 His lightnings enlightened of temptation in the wilderness: the world, the earth saw, and

9 When your fathers tempted me, trembled. proved me, and saw my work. 5 The hills melted like wax at

10 Forty years long was I grieved the presence of the LORD, at the with this generation, and said, Įt presence of the LORD of the whole is a people that do err in their earth. heart, and they have not known 6 The heavens declare his rightmy ways:

eousness, and all the people see his 11 Unto whom I sware in my glory, wrath, that they should not enter 7 Confounded be all they that into my rest.

serve graven images, that boast PSALM XCVI.

themselves of idols; worship him, An Exhortation to glorify God. all ye gods.

SING unto the LORD a new 8 Zion heard, and was glad ;

song: sing unto the LORD, all and the daughters of Judah rethe earth.

joiced because of thy judgments, O 2 Sing unto the LORD, bless his LORD. name; shew forth his salvation 9 For thou, LORD, art high from day to day.

above all the earth: thou art ex3 Declare his glory among the alted far above all gods. heathen, his wonders among all

10 Ye that love the LORD, hato people.

evil: he preserveth the souls of 4 For the LORD is great, and his saints; he delivereth them out greatly to be praised: he is to be of the hand of the wicked. feared above all gods.

11 Light is sown for the righte5 For all the gods of the nations ous, and gladness for the upright are idols: but the LORD made the in heart. heavers.

12 Rejoice in the LORD, ye 6 Honour and majesty are before righteous; and give thanks at the him; strength and beauty are in remembrance of his holiness. his sanctuary.

PSALM XCVIII. 7 Give unto the LORD, a ye God's Salvation towards Israel. kindreds of the people, give unto

TA Psalm. the LORD glory and strength.

8 Give unto the Lord the glory O SING unto the LORD a new due unto his name: bring an offer- vellous things: his right hand, and ing, and come into his courts. his holy arm, hath gotten him the

90 worship the LORD in the victory. beauty of holiness : fear before him, 2 The LORD bath made known all the earth.

his salvation : his righteousness 10 Say among the heathen that hath be openly shewed in the sight the LORD reigneth: the world also l of the heathen.


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