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The 19th Part.. 145 With my whole heart I cry'd, Lord, hear;

I will thy word obey. 146 I cry'd to thee; save me, and I

Will keep thy laws alway. 147 I of the morning did prevent

The dawning, and did cry:
For all mine expectation

Did on thy word rely.
148 Mine eyes did timeously prevent

The watches of the night,
That in thy word with careful mind

Then meditate I might.
149 After thy loving-kindness hear

My voice, that calls on thee;
According to thy judgment, Lord,

Revive and quicken me.
150 Who follow mischief they draw nigh;

They from thy law are far: 151 But thou art near, Lord; most firm truth

All thy commandments are. 152 As for thy testimonies all,

Of old this have I tryd,
That thou hast surely founded them
For ever to abide.

RESH. The 20th Part. 153 Consider mine affliction,

In safety do me set :
Deliver me, O Lord, for I

Thy law do not forget.
154 After thy word revive thou me;

Save me, and plead my cause. 155 Salvation is from sinners far;

For they seek not thy laws. 156 O Lord, both great and manifold

Thy tender mercies be:

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According to thy judgments just,

Revive and quicken me. 157 My persecutors many are,

And foes that do combine;
Yet from thy testimonies pure

My heart doth not decline.
158 I saw transgressors, and was griev'd;

For they keep not thy word. 159 See how I love thy law! as thou

Art kind, me quicken, Lord. 160 From the beginning all thy word

Hath been most true and sure ;
Thy righteous judgments ev'ry one

For evermore endure.

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SCHIN. The 21st Part. 161 Princes have persecuted me,

Although no cause they saw :
But still of thy most holy word

My heart doth stand in awe. 162 I at thy word rejoice, as one

Of spoil that finds great store. 163 Thy law I love; but lying all

I hate and do abhor.
164 Sev'n times a day it is my care

To give due praise to thee;
Because of all thy judgments, Lord,

Which righteous ever be.
165 Great peace have they who love thy law;

Offence they shall have none. 166 I hop'd for thy salvation, Lord,

And thy commands have done. 167 My soul thy testimonies pure

Observed carefully;
On them my heart is set, and them

I love exceedingly.



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168 Thy testimonies and thy laws

I kept with special care;
For all works and

Before thee open are.

TAU. - The 22d Part. 169 O let my earnest pray'r and cry

Come near before thee, Lord :
Give understanding unto me,

According to thy word.
170 Let my request before thee come:

After thy word me free. 171 My lips shall utter praise, when thou

Hast taught thy laws to me.
172 My tongue of thy most blessed word

Shall speak, and it confess;
Because all thy commandements

Are perfect righteousness.
173 Let thy strong hand make help to me:

Thy precepts are my choice. , 174 I long'd for thy salvation, Lord,

And in thy law rejoice.
175 O let my soul live, and it shall

Give praises unto thee;
And let thy judgments gracious

Be helpful unto me.
176 I, like a lost sheep, went astray;

Thy servant seek, and find :
For thy commands I suffer'd not

To slip out of my mind.


This Psalm, with the following fourteen, is entitled A song of degrees, and is, like all of them,

eminently picturesque, and descriptive of the gradual progress

and advancement of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, the Captain of Salvation, going forwards, by the due degrees appointed of the Father, to the heavenly kingdom and glory.—Parallel to Psal. cxviii. &c.

The Lord of Life, the Prince of Peace,

Among his bitter foes sojourns-
How sad, how desp'rate is the case

Of him who at the Saviour spurns !
1 IN my distress to God I cry'd,
And he

gave ear to me. 2 From lying lips, and guileful tongue,

O Lord, my soul set free. 3 What shall be giv’n thee? or what shall

Be done to thee, false tongue ? 4 Ev'n burning coals of juniper,

Sharp arrows of the strong.
5 Woe's me that I in Meshech am

A sojourner so long;
That I in tabernacles dwell

To Kedar that belong.
6 My soul with him that hateth peace

Hath long a dweller been. 7 I am for peace; but when I speak,

For battle they are keen.


Spoken partly by, and partly of, the Prince Messiah, the Shepherd of Israel ; whose state and safety, in connection with his followers, by the way of dialogue and chorus, are here declared and described. Parallel to Psal. xvi. xci. &c.

Our Shepherd, Father, Lord, and God,

Our Guide and Guardian evermore,
Shall lead us to his own abode ;

For Christ our Captain goes before. 1 I TO the hills will lift mine

eyes, From , 2 My safety cometh from the Lord,

Who heav'n and earth hath made. 3 Thy foot he'll not let slide, nor will

He slumber that thee keeps. 4 Behold, he that keeps Israel,

He slumbers not, nor sleeps. 5 The Lord thee keeps, the Lord thy shade

On thy right hand doth stay : 6 The moon by night thee shall not smite,

Nor yet the sun by day. 7 The Lord shall keep thy soul; he shall

Preserve thee from all ill. 8 Henceforth thy going out and in

God keep for ever will.


CHRIST is the speaker of this Psalm; and his angels express the spirit of it, while they sing, with glory shining all around, Glory to God in the highest !

peace on earth! good-will towards men !'
0, glory, glory, glory sound,

Jerusalem, unto thy God!
Let heav'n and earth thy song rebound !


peace are thine abode. 1 I JOY'D when to the house of God,


up, they said to me. 2 Jerusalem, within thy gates

Our feet shall standing be.

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