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ii Thou makeft us to turn our backs upon our enemies: so that they, which hate us, fpoil our goods.

12 Thou letteft us be eaten up like fheep: and hast scattered us among the heathen.

13 Thou felleft thy people for nought: and takeft no money

for them.

14 Thou makeft us to be rebuked of our neighbours: to be laughed to fcorn, and had in derifion of them that are round about


15 Thou makeft us to be a by-word among the heathen: and that the people shall shake their heads at us.

16 My confufion is daily before me: and the fhame of my face hath covered me;

17 For the voice of the flanderer, and blafphemer: for the enemy, and avenger.

18 And though all this become upon us, yet do we not forget thee: nor behave ourselves frowardly in thy covenant.

19 Our heart is not turned back: neither our steps gone out of thy way;

20 No, not when thou haft fmitten us into the place of dragons: and covered us with the fhadow of death.

21 If we have forgotten the Name of our God, and holden up our hands to any strange God: fhall not God fearch it out? for he knoweth the very fecrets of the heart.

22 For thy fake alfo are we killed all the day long: and are counted as fheep appointed to be flain.

23 Up, Lord, why fleepeft thou: awake, and be not absent from us for ever.

24 Wherefore hideft thou thy face: and forgetteft our misery and trouble?

benefits we have received from our Maker, as a feafon for patience and refignation to his will; as well as

to create in us a humble truft that he will deliver us,
when he in his infinite wifdom it beft for us.

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25 For our foul is brought low, even unto the duft: our belly cleaveth unto the ground.

26 Arife, and help us: and deliver us for thy mercies fake. Pfalm 45. Eructavit cor meum.

Y heart is inditing of a good matter: I fpeak of the things which I have made unto the King.


2 My tongue is the pen: of a ready writer.

3 Thou art fairer than the children of men: full of grace are


thy lips, because God hath blessed thee for ever.

4 Gird thee with thy sword upon thy thigh, O thou most mighty: according to thy worship and renown.

5 Good luck have thou with thine honour: ride on because of the word of truth, of meeknefs and righteousnefs; and thy right hand fhall teach thee terrible things.

6 Thy arrows are very fharp, and the people fhall be fubdued unto thee: even in the midst among the Kings enemies.

.7 *Thy feat, O God, endureth for ever: the scepter of thy kingdom is a right fcepter.

8 Thou haft loved righteousness and hated iniquity: wherefore God, even thy God; hath anointed thee with the oil of gladnefs above thy fellows.

9 All thy garments fmell of myrrh, aloes, and caffia: out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad.

10 Kings daughters were among thy honourable women: upon thy right hand did ftand the Queen in a vesture of gold, wrought about with divers colours.

II Hearken, O daughter, and confider, incline thine ear: forget alfo thine own people, and thy fathers house.

12 So fhall the King have pleasure in thy beauty: for he is thy Lord God, and worship thou him.

This is a nuptial Song upon Salomon's marriage with Pharoah's Daughter:; and feems to have prefigured the fpiritual unity and marriage betwixt Chrit and his Church, as appears from St. Paul's quotation in,

the 1ft chapter of his Epistle to the Hebrews, v. 8. 9.

* Thy feat, O God, endureth for ever, &c. This paffage is quoted by St. Paul in order to fhew the fuperior excellency of the Gospel above that of the

13 And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift: like as the rich also among the people shall make their fupplication before


14 The Kings daughter is all glorious within: her clothing is of wrought gold.

15 She shall be brought unto the King in raiment of needlework: the virgins that be her fellows, shall bear her company, and fhall be brought unto thee.

16 With joy and gladness shall they be brought: and shall enter into the Kings palace.

17 Instead of thy fathers thou fhalt have children: whom thou mayeft make princes in all lands.

18 I will remember thy Name from one generation to another: therefore shall the people give thanks unto thee, world without end. || Pfalm 46. Deus nofter refugium.

YOD is our hope and strength: a very present help in trouble. 2 Therefore will we not fear though the earth be moved: and though the hills be carried into the midst of the fea.


3 Though the waters thereof rage and fwell; and though the mountains shake at the tempeft of the fame.

4 The rivers of the flood thereof fhall make glad the city of God: the holy place of the tabernacle of the most Highest.

God is in the midst of her, therefore shall she not be removed: God fhall help her, and that right early.


Law of Mofes becaufe that was delivered by a mere Man, this by the Son of God; and that if any breaches of that were followed by a fevere punishment, a contempt of the Gospel would much more fo be cause it was the most glorious and exalted revelation that ever had been made to Mankind.

This is a Pfalm of Thanksgiving which was probably wrote after thofe fignal victories which David gained over the Moabites, Syrians, &c. mentioned in 2 Sam. viii, and 3. Chron. xviii.

• God is our bage and frength, &c. This pious and

grateful acknowledgment of the Pfalmift is highly wor
thy of our confideration and imitation. Since it is
God alone, moft certainly, that giveth fuccefs either to
our temporal or fpiritual undertakings. How much
then does it concern us to fecure his Friendship and Pro-
tection, who is able to help and fupport us when all
worldly comforts forfake us! And how negligent are
they of their real Intereft who, by their Iniquities, pat
themselves out of the protection of their almighty de-

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6. The heathen make much ado, and the kingdoms are moved: but God hath fhewed his voice, and the earth fhall melt away. 7 The Lord of hofts is with us: the God of Jacob is our refuge.

8 Ocome hither, and behold the works of the Lord: what deftruction he hath brought upon the earth.

9 He maketh wars to ceafe in all the world: he breaketh the bow, and knappeth the fpear in funder, and burneth the chariots' in the fire.

10 Be ftill then, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, and I will be exalted in the earth.

11 The Lord of hofts is with us: the God of Jacob is our refuge. EVENING PRA YE R.

§ Pfalm 47. Omnes gentes, plaudite.

CLAP your bands together, all ye people: O fing unto
God with the voice of melody.

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2. For the Lord is high, and to be feared: he is the great King upon all the earth.

3 He fhall fubdue the people under us: and the nations under our feet.

This Pfalm was probably compofed in the reign of Solomon, at the publick folemrity, when the A was brought into the Temple after its building,

4 He shall choose out an heritage for us: even the worship of Jacob, whom he loved.

5: God is gone up with a merry noife: and the Lord with the found of the trump.

6: Ofing praifes,. fing praifés unto our God: Ofing praises, fing praises unto our King.

7 For God is the King of all the earth: fing ye praifes with understanding.

8 God reigneth over the heathen: God fitteth upon his holy feat.

Kings viii. And thereupon the infpired Author takes occalion to praise God for the future calling of the Gentiles, which feems to have been revealed to him, e

9 *The princes of the people are joined unto the people of the God of Abraham: for God, which is very high exalted, doth defend the earth, as it were with a fhield. a § Pfalm 48. Magnus Dominus.


REAT is the Lord, and highly to be praised: in the city of our God, even upon his holy hill.

2 The hill of Sion is as fair place, and the joy of the whole earth: upon the north-fide lieth the city of the great King; God is well known in her palaces as a fure refuge.

3 For lo, the kings of the earth: are gathered, and gone by together.


4 They marvelled to fee fuch things: they were aftonished, and fuddenly caft down.

5 Fear came there upon them, and forrow: as upon a woman in her travail.

6 Thou shalt break the fhips of the fea: through the caft-wind. 7 Like as we have heard, fo have we feen in the city of the Lord of hofts; in the city of our God: God upholdeth the same

for ever.

8 We wait for thy loving kindness, O God: in the midst of thy temple.

9 O God, according to thy Name, fo is thy praife unto the worlds end: thy right hand is full of righteousness.

10 Let the mount Sion rejoice, and the daughter of Judah be glad: because of thy judgments.

II Walk about Sion, and go round about her and tell the towers. thereof.

12 Mark well her bulwarks, set up her houses: that ye may tell them that come after.

The Princes of the People are joined, &c. This prophecy feems to have been eminently fulfilled when the Gentiles were equally with the Jews admitted. into the number of the People of God, by their em bracing the Gofpel; and, like true Ifraelites, became the Children of Abraham through Faith. How much reafon have we to rejoice in the completion of this pro

phecy who were once Gentiles, carried away to Idolatry, and without a due fenfe of the living and true God! And how inexcufable fhail we be if we live wickedly and unprofitably under the glorious light of the Gofpel!

"This Pfalm was compofed upon occafion of fome great deliverance which God had granted to Jerufalem

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