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S. 2 Sing unto the Lord, and praise his Name: I be telling of his falvation from day to day.
3 Declare his honour unto the heathen: and his wonders unto all people.
4 For the Lord is great, and cannot worthily be praised: he is more to be feared than all gods.
5 As for all the gods of the heathen, they are but idols : but it is the Lord that made the heavens.
6 Glory and worship are before him: power and honour are in his sanctuary.
7 Ascribe unto the Lord, Oye kindreds of the people: ascribe unto the Lord worship and power.
8 Ascribe unto the Lord the honour due unto his Name: bring presents, and come into his courts.
9 O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: let the whole earth stand in awe of hiin.
10 Tell it out among the heathen, that the Lord is King: and that it is he who hath made the round world so fast that it cannot be moved, and how that he shall judge the people righteously.
11 Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad: let the sea make a noise, and all that therein is.
12 Let the field be joyful, and all that is in it: then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice before the Lord.
13 For he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth: and with righteousness to judge the world, and the people with his truth.
Il Psalm 97. Dominus regnavit.
multitude of the isles may be glad thereof. tisus prophecy concerning the Kingdom of Chrif be- bably signifies deliverance from, or victory over cuting extended througin the World, and the cal'ing all ward Dangers and Ene nies.
|| This Plalm seems to be as it were an appendix to I Be telling of his Salvation from Day 10 Day. The the foregoing, and an i!litration of the words at verse Word Salvarson here, with respect to the Jews, pro 10. The Lord is King, Gs. It is an Exhortation to cew
Nations to its subjection.
2 + Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judg nent are the habitation of his feat.
3 There shall go a fire before him: and burn up his enemies on
4 His lightnings gave shine unto the world: the earth saw it, and was afraid.
5 The hills melted like wax at the presence of the Lord : at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.
6 The heavens have declared his righteousness: and all the people have seen his glory.
7. Confounded be all they that worship carved images, and that delight in vain gods: worship him, all ye gods.
8 Sion heard of it, and rejoiced: and the daughters of Juda were glad, because of thy judgments, O Lord.
9 For thou, Lord, art higher than all that are in the earth: thou art exalted far above all Gods.
10 O ye that love the Lord, see that ye hate the thing which is evil: the Lord preserveth the souls of his faints; he shall deliver them from the hand of the ungodly.
11 There is sprung up a light for the righteous: and joyful gladness for such as are true-hearted.
12 Rejoice in the Lord, ye righteous : and give thanks for a remembrance of his holiness.
E V ENING PRAY E R.
things. lecrate the Juice and Mercy, the Majeity anu Um whatever is by his permiíion or direction is ftictly nipotence of God, and the Glory of his Kingdom, right: and that however the Righteous maybe afiided, and to sejoice in the advantages which accrue to his at present, and the Wicked in prosperity: yet faithful Subjects from his Government.
will on Day be dealt with according to Justice, and t Clouds and Darkness are round about him, &c. That rewarded or punithed according to their works. is, though God's essence is unsearchable, and his ways || This is an Exhortation to praise Gud for the Ree past finding out: yet that he ads with Mercy and demption of his people, and to rejoice in the coming Justice in all his dealings towards the Children of of his Kingdom: and contains a remarkable proe Men. So that tho' we are not able at present to ac- plecy concerning the conversion of the Gentiles, count for all the proceedings of his Providence : yet
2 With his own right hand, and with his holy arm: hath he gotten himself the victory.
3- The Lord declared his salvation: his righteousness hath he openly shewed in the fight of the heathen.
4. He hath remembred his mercy and truth toward the house of Ifrael: fand all the ends of the world have seen the salvation of our God.
5 Shew yourselves joyful unto the Lord, all ye lands: fing, rejoice, and give thanks.
6 Praise the Lord upon the harp: sing to the harp with a psalm of thanksgiving.
7 With trumpets also and shawms: O fhew yourselves joyful before the Lord the King.
8 Let the sea make a noise, and all that therein is: the round world, and they that dwell therein.
9 Let the floods clap their hands, and let the hills be joyful together before the Lord: for he is come to judge the earth,
10 With righteousness shall he judge the world; and the people with equity.
§ Psalm 99. Dominus regnavit. HE Lord is King, be the people never so impatient: he
fitteth between the cherubims, be the earth never so unquiet. 2 The Lord is great in Sion: and high above all people.
3 They Mall give thanks unto thy Name: which is great, wonderful, and holy.
4 The kings power loveth judgment thou hast prepared equity: thou hast executed judgment and righteousness in Jacob.
5 O magnify the Lord our God: and fall down before his footstool, for he is holy.
# And all the ends of the World bave seen the Salva This Pfalm seems primarily to be referrd to the tion, &c. This seems to have been fully completed establishment of David, upon his Throne; but prom when the glad tidings of Salvation by Jefas Christ physically to the Kingdom of the Meffiab: and is partly were published to the Gentiles, and they were turned designed as a consolation under affliction ; and partly from darkness to light, and from lavis to serve the as an Exhortation to celebrate the divine beachts. living God.
6. ^ Moses and Aaron among his priests, and Samuel among such as call upon his Name: these called upon the Lord, and he heard them.
7 He spake unto them out of the cloudy pillar: for they kept his testimonics, and the law that he gave them,
8 Thou heardest them, O Lord our God: chou forgavest them, O God, and punishedst their own inventions.
9 O magnify the Lord our God, and worship him upon his holy hill: for the Lord our God is holy.
§ Pfalm 100. Jubilate Deo. BE joyful in the Lord, all ye lands: serve the Lord with
gladness, and come before his presence with a song. 2 Be ye fure that the Lord he is God; it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves: we are his people and the sheep of his pasture.
3 O go your way into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and speak good of his Name.
4. For the Lord is gracious, his mercy is everlasting: and his truth endureth from generation to generation.
+ Psalm 101. Misericordiam & judicium.
house with a perfect heart.
4. I will take no wicked thing in hand; I hate the fins of unfaithfulness: there shall no such cleave unto me..
Mojes and Aaron among his Priests, and Samuel, &c. and to celebrate his Mercy and Truth. This was usuThe Pfalmift makes use of these instances as well by ally sung by the Jews at the time of their facrificing way of encouragement to hope for deliverance under their Peace Offering. affliction : as of Exhortation, that we might imitate + David here declares his resolution of well governo their pious examples, and call upon God as a means to ing his people and, (in order to chat) of making a obtain Mercy, and find help in time of need. proper choice of his Minifters, by discouraging and
Mankind in general are here called upon publickly punishing the Wicked, and advancing to favour Men to acknowledge God as their Creator and preserver; of real goodness and merit.
5 A froward heart shall depart from me: I will not know a wicked person.
6 Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour: him will I destroy. 7
Whoso hath also a proud look, and high stomach: I will not fufrer him.
8 Mine eyes look upon such as are faithful in the land: that they may dwell with me. 9
* Whoso leadeth a godly life: he shall be my fervant. 10 There shall no deceitful person dwell in my house: he that telleth lies, shall not tarry in my fight.
11 I shall foon destroy all the ungodly that are in the land. that I may root out all wicked doers from the city of the Lord.
M o R N I N G PRAY E R.
2 Hide not thy face from me in the time of my trouble: incline thine ears unto me when I call; O hear me and that right foon.
3 For.my days are consumed away like smoke: and ny bones are burnt up as it were a fire-brand.
4. My heart is smitten down, and withered like grass: fo that I forget to eat my bread. 5
For the voice of my groaning: my bones will scarce cleave
to my flesh.
6 I am become like a pelican in the wilderness; and like an owl that is in the desert.
7 I have watched, and am even as it were a sparrow: that fitteth alone upon the house-top.
u bojo leadeth a godly life shall be my Servant. How fon to complain in this respect-would be adding to ever desirable this might be to all Masters, yet it was their own Happiness, as well as that of Society in perhaps more in David's power, than that of moft general-and discharging a Duty, for the negle&t of People to effect this. But would Matters pay a proper which they must one Day be assuredly accountable, attention to the principles and conduct of their Ser. $ This is the fifth of those which are called penitenzo vants, and be careful to instruct them in their duty, tial Psalms; and seems to have been wrote during the not only by precepts, but also by their own good ex. Babylonish Captivity. In which the Jews whild they amples; they would probably find abundantly less rea- represent the desolation of "ferufalem, and their deplor