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The creatures shew God’s glory. PSALMS. Church’s confidence in God. 461

strivings of the people ; and thou hast made me-the head of the heathen : a people whom I have not known shall serve me. 44 As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me: the strangers shall submit themselves unto me. 45. The strangers shall sade away, and be afraid out of their close places. 46 The LoRD liveth ; and blessed be my rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted. 47 It is God that avengeth me, and subdueth the poople under me. 43 He delivereth me from mine enemies: yea, thou liftest me up above those that rise up against me: thou hast delivcred me from the violent man. 49 Therefore will I give thanks unto thce, O Los D, among the heathen, and sing praises unto thy name. 50 Great deliverance giveth he to his king ; and sheweth mercy to his anoned, to David, and to his seed for

towerinore. PSAL. XIX. 1 The creatures shew God’s glory; 7 the ovord, his grace. 12 David frayeth for grace. To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. Th; heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmanent sheweth his handy work. .2 ilay unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. 3 There is no speech nor language, othere their voice is not heard. 4 Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the cnd of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun, 5 Which is as a bridegroom coming out cf his chambcr, and rejoiceth as a strog man to run a race, 6 His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof. 7 The law of the Lord is persect, converting the soul : the testimony of the LoRn is sure, making wise the simple: 3 The statutes of the Lon D are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Tor D is pure, enlightening the

cycs. 9. The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the Los D. ure true and righteous altogether. 10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold : sweeter also than honey and the honey-comb. 11 Moreover, by them is thy servant warned: amd in keeping of then there is great reward. 12 Who can understand his errors 2 cleanse thou me from secret faults.

13 Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins ; let them not have dominion over me : then shall I be u right, and I shall be innocent from the eat transgression. 14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lok D, my strength, and my redeemer. PSAL. XX. 1 The church blesseth the king in his erfloits. 7 Her confidence in God's succour. To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. TH: LoRD hear thee in the day of - trouble ; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee. 2 Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion. 3 Remember all thy offering, and accept thy burnt-sacrifice. Selah. A Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy counsel. 5 We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will set op our banners: the Lor D fulfil all thy petitions. 6 Now know I that the Lord saveth his anointed ; he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand. 7 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the Lord our God. 8 They are brought down and fallen: but we are risen, and stand tipright. 9 Save, LoR D : let the king hear us when we call. PSAI, XXI.

1.4 thanksgiving for victory. 7 Conftdence of further success. To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. HE king shall joy in thy strength, O Lori; ; and in thy Salvation how greatly shall he rejoice! 2 Thou hast given him his heart's desire, and hast not withholden the request of his lips. Sclah. 3 For thou preventest him with the blessings of goodness : thou settest a crown of pure gold on his head. 4 lie asked life of thee, and thou gavest it him, even length of days for ever and ever. 5 His glory is great in thy salvation: o and majesty hast thou laid upon nish. 6 For thou hast made him most blessed for ever: thou hast made him exceeding glad with thy countenance. 7 For the king trusteţii in the LoRD, and through the mercy of the Most High he shall not be moved. 8 Thine hand shall find out all thinc enemies: thy right hand shall find out those that hire tice.


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462 David's firayer in distress. PS.ALMS. His considence in God's grace.

oven in the time of thine anger : the passembly of the wicked have enclosed me: LoRD shall swallow them up in his wrath, they pierced my hands and my feet. and the fire shall devour them. 17 I may tell all my bones: they look 10 Their fruit shalt thou destroy from and stare upon me. the earth, and their sced from among the 18 They part my garments among children of men. them, and cast lots upon my vesture. 11 For they intended evil against thee: 19 But be not thou far from me, () they imagined a mischievous device, LoRD : O my strength, haste thee to which they are not able to fierform. help me. 12 Therefore shalt thou make them 30 Deliver my soul from the sword; my turn their back, when thou shalt make | darling from the power of the dog. ready thine arrows upon thy strings a- 21 Save me from the lion’s mouth : gainst the face of them. for thou hast heard me from the horns of 13 Be thou exalted, Lor D, in thine || the unicorns. own strength: 80 will we sing and praise 22 I will declare thy name unto my thy power. brethren : in the midst of the congrega- PSAL. XXII. tion will I praise thee. 1 David com/laineth in great discour- 23 Ye that fear the LoRD, praise him;

agement. 9 Lie strayesh in great dis- all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him ; and tress. 23 He furaiseth God. | fear him, all ye the seed of Israel. To the chief Musician upon Ajeleth | 24 For he hath not despised nor abShahar, A Psalm of David. | horred the affliction of the afflicted; neiY God, my God, why hast thou ther hati, he hid his face from him ; but forsaken me? ohy art thou so far when he cried unto him, he heard. from helping me, and from the words of 25 My praise shall be of thee in the my roaring? | great congregation: I will pay my vows 2 O my God, I cry in the day-time, before them that fear him. but thou hearest not; and in the night 26 The meek shall cat and be satisscason, and am not silent. fict!: they shali praise the Lord that seek 3 But thou art holy, O show that inhab- him: your heart shall live for ever. itest the praises of Israel. | 27 All the cnds of the world shall re4 Our fathers trusted in thee: they member and turn unto.the LoR n : and trusted, and thou didst deliver them. | all the kindreds of the nations shall wor5 They crical unto thee, and were deliv- ' ship before thee. cred: they trustcol in thee, and were not | 28 For the kingdom is the Lord’s : and confounded. he is the governor among the nations. 6 But I am a worm, and no man ; a 29 All they that be fat upon earth reproach of men, and despised of the shall cat and worship: all they that go people. down to the dust shall bow before him: 7 All they that see me laugh me to | and none can keep alive his own soul. scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake 30 A sectl shall serve him ; it shall be the head, saving, accounted to the Lord for a generation. 8 IIe trusted on the Lon D that he 31 They shall coine, and shall declare would deliver him; let him deliver him, his righteousness unto a people that shall seeing he delighted in him. be born, that he hath done this. 9 But thou art he that took me out PSA L. XXIII. of the womb : thou didst make me hope || David’s considence in God’s grace. on I was upon my mother's breasts. A Psalum of David. 10 I was cost upon thee from the HE LORD is my shepherd; I shall womb : thou art iny God from my not wallt. mother's bc}ly. 2 He maketh me to lie down in green 11 Be not far from me ; for trouble is pastures: he leadeth me beside the still near ; for there is none to help. '' watch's. 12 Many bulls have compassed me: 3 He restoreth my soul : he lendeth strong hois, of 13 shan have beset me round. me in the paths of righteousness for his 13 They gaped upon me with their name’s sake. mouths, as a ravching and a roaring lion. 4 Yea, though I walk through the val14 I am poured out like water, and all ley of the shadow of death, I will fear no my bones are out of joint: my heart is evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and like wax ; it is Incited in the midst of my thy staff they comfort me. bowels. 5 Thou preparest a table before me in 15 My strength is dried up like a pot- || the presence of mine enemics: thou ansherd ; and my tongue cleaveth to my ointest my head with oil; my cup runjaws; and thou hast brought me into the neth over. dust of death. 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall fol15 For dogs have compassed me: the low me at the days of my life: and I PSALMS,

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ever. PSAL. XXIV. 1 God’s lordshift in the world. 3 The citizens of his firitual kingdom. 7 win erhortation to receive him. A Psalm of 1)avid. HE earth is the Lon D’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. 2 For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods. 3 Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? and who shall stand in his holy place? 4 He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. 5 He shall receive the blessing from the Lord, and righteousness from the God of his salvation. 6 This is the generation of them that seck him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah. 7 List up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. 8 Who is this King of glory? the Lord strong and mighty, the Loix D mighty in tattle. 9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them tip, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shol come in. 10 Who is i. King of glory 2 the LoRD of hosts, he is the Iing of glory.

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2 O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine cnemies triumph over me. 5 Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed : let them be ashamed which transgress without cause. 4. Shew me thy ways, O Lof D ; teach me thy paths. 5 Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on the e do I wait all the day. 6 Remember, O Lok D, thy tender mercies and thy loving-kindnesses; for they have been ever of old. 7 Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my tra ssions: according to th mercy remember thou me for thy ness sake, O Lok D. 8 Good and upright is the LoRD: therewill he teach sinners in the way. 9. The meek will he guide injudgment: and the meek will he teach his way. 10 All the paths of the LoRD are mer


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cy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies. 11 For thy name's sake, O Lord, pardon mine iniquity ; for it is great. 12 What man is he that feareth the Lon p 2 him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose. 13 His soul shall dwell at case; and his sced shall inherit the earth. 14. The secret of the Lon D is with them that fear him ; and he will shew them his covenant. 15 Mine eyes are ever toward thc LoRD ; for he shall pluck my fect out of the net. 16 Turn thce unto me, and have mercy upon me; for I am desolate and afflicted. 17 The troubles of my heart are cnlarged: O bring thou me cott of my distresses. 18 Look upon mine assiction and my pain ; and forgive all my sins. 19 Consider unine enemies; for they are many; and they hate me with cruci hatred. 20 O keep my soul, and deliver me: let me not be ashamed ; for I put my trust in thee. 21 Let integrity and uprightness preserve me ; for I wait on thee. 22 Redeem Israel, O God, out of all his troubles. PS.A.L. XXVI. David resorteth unto God in considence of his integrio, ...A Psalm of David. UDGE me, O Lok D ; for I have walked in mine integrity : I have

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shall not slide. 2 Examine me, O Lo R p, and prove me; try my reins and my heart. 3 For thy loving-kindness is before mine eyes: and I have walked in thy truth. 4 I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with disse:oilers. 5 I have hated the congregation of evil doers; and will not sit with the wicked. 6 I will wash mine hands in innocency: so will I compass those altar, Q Lo R D : 7 That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of aii tiny wonderous works. 8. Loop, I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the place where thine honour dwelleth. 9 Gather not my soul with sinners, nor my life with bloody men : . . . 10 In whose hands is mischief, and their right hand is full of bribes. 11 But as for me, I will walk in mine integrity: redeem me, and be merciful unto Ine. 12 My foot standeth in an even place: 464. David sustaineth his jail?i. in the congregations will I bless the


LoRD. PSAL. XXVII. 1 David sustainct.h his faith by the footer of God, 4 by his love to the service of God, 9 and by fir aucr. ...A Psalm of David. HE Lo R D is my light and my salvation; whom shal! I fear 2 the Lon D is the strength of my life ; of whom shall I be afraid? 2 Winen the wicked, even mine enemies and my focs, came upon me to cat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell. 3 Though an host should encamp a5. me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this evil! I be confident. 4 One thing have I desired of the Lon D, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lo RD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty the LGR D, and to inquire in his temple. 5 For in the time of trouble he shall

hide me in his pavilion: in the scoret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock. 6 And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy ; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the LoRD. | 7 Hear, O Lok D, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me. | 8. It hen thou saidst, Scek ye my face; my heart said unto thce, Thy frce, LoRD, will I scek. 9 Hide not thy face for from me; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help ; ieave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation. 10 When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LoRD will take me up. 11 Teach me thy way, O Lok D, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies. 12 Deliver me not over unto the will of mine encomics: for false witnesses are lisen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty. 13 I had sainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lon D in the

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14 Wait on courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lon D. PSAL. XXVIII. 1 David frayeth against his enemies. 6 He blesseth God. 9 He frayeth for the //; Psalm of David. NTO thee will I cry, O Lord my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if thou be silent to me, I become like them

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2 Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thce, when I lift up my hands toward thy holy oracle. 3 Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, which speak peace to their neighbours, but mischicf is iu their hearts. 4. Give them according to their deeds, and according to the wickedness of their endeavours: give them after the work of their hands; render to them their desert. 5 Because they regard not the works of the Lok D, nor the operation of his hands, he shall destroy them, and not build them up. 6 Blessed be the LoRD, because he hath heard the voice of my supplications. 7. The Lo R D is my strength, and my shield ; my heart trusted in him, and I aum helped : therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him. 8 The Lok D is their strength, and he is the saving strength of his ancinted. 9 Save thy people, and bless thine inheritance: feed them also, and lift them up for ever. PSAI, XXIX. 1 David exhortcth frinces to give glory to God, 3 by reason of his slower, 11 and firotection of his sleofile. A l’salm of David. IVE unto the Lon D, O ye mighty, give unto the LoRD giory and strength. 2 Give unto the LoRD the unto his name ; worship the the beauty of holiness. 3 The voice of the Lon D is upon the waters: the God of glory thundereth: the Lok D is upon many waters. 4 The voice of the Lon D is powerful; the voice of the Lo R D is full of majCŞty. 5 The voice of the Lok D breaketh the cedars ; yea, the Lon D breaketh the cedars of Lebanon. 6. He maketh them also to skip like a calf; Lebanon and Sirion like a young unicorn. 7. The voice of the Lok D divideth the flames of fire. 8 The voice of the Lok D shaketh the wilderness; the Lond shaketh the wil

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20troid firmiseth God. PSAL. XXX. 1 David fraiseth God for his deliverance: 4 he exhorteth others to fraise him by example of God's dealing with him. A Psalm and Song, as the dedication of the house of David. WILL extol thee, O Lord ; for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me. 2 O Lo RD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me. 3O Lord, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave : thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit. 4 Sing unto the LoRD, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness. 5 For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. 6 And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved. 7. Lok D, by thy favour thou hast made my mountain to stand strong: thou didst hide thy face, and I was troubled. 8 I cried to thee, O Lo RD ; and unto the Lo RD I made supplication. 9 What profit is there in my blood, v.hen I go down to the pit 2 Shall the dust praise thee 2 shall it doi: thy truth? 10 Hear, O Lord, and have mercy upon on me : Lo R D, be thou my helper. 11 Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing : thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness; 12 To the end that my glory may sing praise to thec, and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks unto thee for

ever. PSAL. XXXI. 1 David, sheaving his considence in God, craveth his helf. 7. He rejoiceth in his mercy. 9 He firayeth in his calamity. 19. He firaiseth God for his goodness. To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. IS thee, O Lo R D, do I put my trust ; let me never be ashamed: déliver mé in thy righteousness. 2 Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily : be thou my strong rock, for an house of defence u save me. 3 For thou art my rock and my fortress ; therefore for thy name's sake lcad me, and guide une. 4 Pull me out of the net that they

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ble ; thou hast known my soul in adversities; 8 And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy: thou hast set my foot in a large room. 9 Have mercy upon me, O Lord, for I am in trouble: mine eye is consumed with o veg, my soul and my belly. 10 For my life is spent with grief, and my years with sighing: my strength faileth because of mine iniquity, and my bones are consumed. 11 I was a reproach among all mine enemies, but especially among my neighbours, and a fear to mine acquaintance: they that did see me without fled from me. 12. I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind: I am like a broken vessel. 13 For I have heard the slander of many : fear was on every side : while

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they devised to take away my life. 14 But I trusted in thce, O Lo RD : I said, Thou art my God. 15 My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me. 16 Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: save me for thy mercies sake. 17 Let me not be ashamed, O Lo R D : for I have called upon thee: let the wick. ed be ashamed, and let them be silent in the grave. 18. Let the lying lips be put to silence; which speak grievous things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous. 19 Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men 20 Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence from the pride of man: thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues. 21 Blessed be the Lord : for he hath shewed me his marvelious kindness in a strong city. 22 For I said in my haste, I am cut off from before thine eyes; nevertheless thou heardest the voice of my supplications when I-cried unto thee. 2S O love the Lok D, all ye his saints: for the Lo RD preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud docr. 24 lie of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in

have laid privily for me: for thou art my strength. 5 linto thine hand I commit my spirit : thou hast redeemed me, O Lok D God of truth. 6. I have hated them that regard lying vanities: but l trust in the Lord. 7 I will be glad and rejoice in thy

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