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4 Their found is gone out into all lands: and their words into the ends of the world.

In them hath he fet a tabernacle for the fun: which cometh 5 forth as a bride-groom out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a giant to run his courfe.

6 It goeth forth from the uttermoft part of the heaven, and runneth about unto the end of it again: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.

7 The law of the Lord is an undefiled law, converting the foul: the teftimony of the Lord is fure, and giveth wisdom unto the fimple.

8 The ftatutes of the Lord are right, and rejoice the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, and giveth light unto the eyes. 9 The fear of the Lord is clean, and endureth for ever: the judgments of the Lord are true, and righteous altogether.

10 More to be defired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: fweeter alfo than hony, and the hony-comb.

11 Moreover by them is thy fervant taught: and in keeping of them there is great reward.

12 Who can tell how oft he offendeth: O cleanfe thou me from my fecret faults.

13 *Keep thy fervant alfo from presumptuous fins, left they get the dominion over me: fo fhall I be undefiled, and innocent from the great offence.

14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart: be always acceptable in thy fight,

15 O Lord: my ftrength and my redeemer.


Pfalm 20. Exaudi at te Dominus.

HE Lord hear thee in the day of trouble: the Name off the God of Jacob defend thee.

Keep thy Servant aijo from prejumptuous Sins. That is, fuch Sins, as Men commit knowingly and wil lingly, notwithstanding the reproofs of Confcience, and the admonition of their Friends Great need is there of a guard in this refpect. For however the best

of Men may fometimes be overtaken through inadver tency, furprize, or the violence of Temptation: yet, thofe who have begun to act against Conviction, will foon be in great danger of becoming flaves to Sin through com

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- Send thee, help from the fanctuary: and ftrengthen thee out of Sion.

3 Remember all thy offerings: and accept thy burnt-facrifice. 4 Grant thee thy hearts defire: and fulfil all thy mind.

5 We will rejoice in thy falvation, and triumph in the Name of the Lord our God: the Lord perform all thy petitions.

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6 Now know I, that the Lord helpeth his Anointed, and will hear him from his holy heaven: even with the wholesome strength of his right hand.

7 Some put their truft in chariots, and fome 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 upright.

9 Save, Lord, and hear us, O King of heaven: when we call upon thee.


§ Pfalm 21. Domine, in virtute tua.

HE king fhall rejoice in thy ftrength, O Lord: exceeding glad fhall he be of thy falvation.

2 Thou haft given him his hearts defire: and haft not denied him the request of his lips.

3 For thou fhalt prevent him with the bleffings of goodness: and fhalt fet a crown of pure gold upon his head.

4 He afked life of thee, and thou gaveft him a long life: even for ever and ever.

5 His honour is great in thy falvation: glory and great worship fhalt thou lay upon him.

6 For thou shalt give him everlasting felicity: and make him glad with the joy of thy countenance.

The People here in this Pfalm implore the divine bleffing upon their King, when going to War, as fome, fuppofe against the Amorites: and exprefs their firm confidence that God will grant their requests; and therefore close their Prayer with Thanksgiving, as if Victory were already obtained.


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The Name of the God of Jacob defend thee. The In this Pfalm the People join with David in prai Name of God is here put for God himself; and is a pa- ing God for the Victories h3 had vouchfafed him; not

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7. And why? because the king putteth his truft in the Lord: and in the mercy of the moft Highest he shall not miscarry.

8 All thine enemies fhall feel thy hand: thy right hand shall find out them that hate thee.

9 Thou shalt make them like a fiery oven in time of thy wrath: the Lord shall destroy them in his displeasure, and the fire fhall confume them.

10 Their fruit fhalt thou root out of the earth: and their feed from among the children of men.

For they intended mischief against thee: and imagined fuch a device as they are not able to perform.

12 Therefore shalt thou put them to flight: and the ftrings of thy bow fhalt thou make ready against the face of them. 13 Be thou exalted, Lord, in thine own ftrength: fo will we fing and praife thy power.




Pfalm 22. Deus, Deus meus.

Y God, my God, look upon me, why haft thou forfaken me: and art fo far from my health, and from the words of my complaint.

2 O my God, I cry in the day-time, but thou heareft not: and in the night-feafon alfo I take no reft.

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3 And thou continueft holy: O thou worship of Ifrael.

4 Our Fathers hoped in thee: they trufted in thee, and thou didft deliver them.

5 They called upon thee, and were holpen: They put their truft in thee, and were not confounded.

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6. But as for me, I am a worm, and no man: a very scorn of men, and the out-caft of the people.

7. All they that fee me, laugh me to fcorn: they shoot out their lips, and shake their heads, faying,

8 He trusted in God that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, if he will have him.

9 But thou art he that took me out of my Mothers womb: thou walt my hope when I hanged yet upon my Mothers breasts.

10 I have been left unto thee ever fince I was born: thou art my God, even from my mothers womb.

II O go not from me, for trouble is hard at hand: and there is none to help me.

12 Many oxen are come about me: fat bulls of Bafan close me in on every fide.

13 They gape upon me with their mouths: as it were a ramping and a roaring lion.

14 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart also in the midst of my body is 'even like melting


15 My ftrength is dried up like a potfherd, and my tongue cleaveth to my gums: and thou shalt bring me into the dust of death.

16 For many dogs are come about me: and the counfel of the wicked layeth fiege against me.

17 They pierced my hands and my feet I may tell all my bones: they stand staring, and looking upon me..

18 They part my garments among them: and caft lots upon my vesture.

19 But be not thou far from me, O Lord: thou art my fuc cour, haste thee to help me.

20 Deliver my foul from the fword: my darling from the power of the dog.

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21 Save me from the lions mouth: thou hast heard me alfo from among the horns of the unicorns.

22 I will declare thy Name unto my brethren: in the midft of the congregation will I praise thee.

23 O praise the Lord, ye that fear him: magnify him, all ye of the feed of Jacob, and fear him, all ye feed of Ifrael.

24 For he hath not defpifed, nor abhorred the low eftate of the poor: he hath not hid his face from him, but when he called unto him, he heard him.

25 My praise is of thee in the great congregation: my vows will I perform in the fight of them that fear him.

26 *The poor fhall eat, and be satisfied: they that seek after the Lord, fhall praise him; your heart fhall live for ever.

27 All the ends of the world fhall remember themselves, and be turned unto the Lord: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before him.

28 For the kingdom is the Lords: and he is the Governor among the people.

29 All fuch as be fat upon earth: have eaten, and worshipped. 30 All they that go down into the duft, fhall kneel before him: and no man hath quickened his own foul.

31 My feed fhall ferve him: they fhall be counted unto the Lord for a generation.

32 They fhall come, and the heavens fhall declare his righteousness: unto a people that fhall be born, whom the Lord hath made.


§ Pfalm 23.

Dominus regit me.

HE Lord is my fhepherd: therefore can I lack nothing. 2 He fhall feed me in a green pasture: and lead me forth befide the waters of comfort.

The Poor fhall eat and be fatisfied, &. i. e. Such as are truly humble and poor in Spirit fhall have the Spiritual Biefings of the Gofpel beftowed upon them; and their Soul shall be filled with all joy in believing.

And they who are thus excited to ferve God in fircetity, fhall have endless cause to praise him; because he will beftow upon them eternal Life through lefus Christ. § This is a most beautiful paftoral Hymn; in which D

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