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That we thy holy name may praise

In a triumphant song.
48 Bless'd be JEHOVAH, Isr'el's God,

To all eternity :
Let all the people say, Amen.

Praise to the Lord give ye.

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PSALM CVII. · GIVING thanks always for all things unto God and our Father, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.' See Psal. xxxiii.

O, to the Lord, that men would give,

As all the saints of God will do,
Unto the Lord by whom we live,

The just returns of glory due !
1
PRAISE God, for he is good : for still

His mercies lasting be. 2 Let God's redeem'd say so, whom he

From th' en’my's hand did free; 3 And gather'd them out of the lands,

From north, south, east, and west. 4 They stray'd in desert's pathless way,

No city found to rest. 5 For thirst and hunger in them faints 6 Their soul. When straits them press, They cry unto the Lord, and he

Them frees from their distress. 7 Them also in a way to walk

That right is he did guide, That they might to a city.go,

Wherein they might abide. 80 that men to the Lord would give Praise for his goodness then, Finland

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And for his works of wonder done

Unto the sons of men !
9 For he the soul that longing is

Doth fully satisfy ;
With goodness he the hungry soul

Doth fill abundantly.
10 Such as shut up in darkness deep,

And in death's shade abide,
Whom strongly hath affliction bound,

And irons fast have tyd :
11 Because against the words of God

They wrought rebelliously,
And they the counsel did contemn

Of him that is most high.
12 Their heart he did bring down with grief,

They fell, no help could have. 13 In trouble then they cry'd to God,

He them from straits did save.
14 He out of darkness did them bring,

And from death's shade them take;
These bands, wherewith they had been bound,

Asunder quite he brake.
15 O that men to the Lord would give

Praise for his goodness then,
And for his works of wonder done

Unto the sons of men !
16 Because the mighty gates of brass

In pieces he did tear,
By him in sunder also cut

The bars of iron were.
17 Fools, for their sin, and their offence,

Do sore affliction bear; 18 All kind of meat their soul abhors;

They to death's gates draw near. 19 In grief they cry to God; he' saves

Them from their miseries.

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20 He sends his word, them heals, and them

From their destructions frees. 21 O that men to the Lord would give

Praise for his goodness then, And for his works of wonder done

Unto the sons of men !
22 And let them sacrifice to him

Off'rings of thankfulness;
And let them shew abroad his works

In songs of joyfulness.
23 Who go to sea in ships, and in

Great waters trading be, 24 Within the deep these men God's works

And his great wonders see.
25 For he commands, and forth in haste

The stormy tempest flies,
Which makes the sea with rolling waves

Aloft to swell and rise.
26 They mount to heav'n, then to the depths, ::
They do

go

down again;
Their soul doth faint and melt away i

With trouble and with pain.
27 They reel and stagger like one drunk,

At their wit's end they be: 28 Then they to God in trouble cry,

Who them from straits doth free. 29 The storm is chang'd into a calm

At his command and will;
So, that the waves, which rag'd before

Now quiet are and still.
30 Then are they glad, because at rest

And quiet now they be:
So to the haven he them brings,'' 1,1

Which they desir'd to see.
31 O that men to the Lord would give

Praise for his goodness then,

And for his works of wonder done

Unto the sons of men !
32 Among the people gathered

Let them exalt his name;
Among assembled elders spread

His most renowned fame.
33 He to dry land turns water-springs.

And floods to wilderness; 34 For sins of those that dwell therein,

Fat land to barrenness.
35 The burnt and parched wilderness

To water-pools he brings;
The ground that was dry'd up before

He turns to water-springs:
36 And there, for dwelling, he a place

Doth to the hungry give,
That they a city may prepare

Commodiously to live. 37 There sow they fields, and vineyards plant,

To yield fruits of increase. 38 His blessing makes them multiply,

Lets not their beasts decrease. 39 Again they are diminished,

And very low brought down,
Through sorrow and affliction,

And great oppression.
40 He upon princes pours contempt,

And causeth them to stray,
And wander in a wilderness,
Wherein there is no

way.
41 Yet setteth he the poor, on high

From all his miseries,
And he, much like unto a flock,

Doth make him families.
42 They that are righteous shall rejoice,

When they the same shall see ;

And, as ashamed, stop her mouth

Shall all iniquity.
43 Whoso is wise, and will these things

Observe, and them record,
Ev’n they shall understand the love

And kindness of the Lord.

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PSALM CVIII.

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SPOKEN by the Holy Ghost in the person of the Messiah. Parallel to Psal. xviii. 49. is the 3d verse of this, explained by the apostle, of the Lord Jesus Christ, Rom. xv. 9. “That the Gentiles might gloryfy God for his mercy, as it is written, For this

I will confess to thee among the Gentiles, (or nations), and sing unto thy name.' See Psalm Ix. and margin.

Christ's praise let all the nations sound,
Till heav'n and earth his praise rebound !
He comes from heav'n to claim his own,

And raise on earth his glorious throne !
1
MY

Y heart is fix’d, Lord; I will sing,

And with my glory praise. 2 Awake up psaltery and harp ;

Myself I'll early raise. 3 I'll praise thee 'mong the people, Lord;

'Mong nations sing will I : 4 For above heav'n thy mercy's great,

Thy truth doth reach the sky.
5 Be thou above the heavens, Lord,

Exalted gloriously,
Thy glory all the earth above

Be lifted up on high.

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• Prose Psalms of the Bible.

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