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1 The safety of such as trust in God. 4 A prayer for the godly, and against the wicked. .

A prayer for the godly. ‘s A Song of degrees.

HEY that trust in the LoRD shall be as mount Zion,

myhich cannot be removed, but abideth for ever. 2. As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the LORD is round about his people from henceforth even for ever. 3 For the rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity. - 4 Do good, O LorD, unto those that be good, and to them that are upright in their hearts. 5 As for such as turn aside unto their crooked ways, the LoRD shall lead them forth with the workers of iniquity: but peace shall be upon Israel.

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PSALM CXXVI. 1 The church celebrating her incredible return out of captivity, 4 prayeth for and prophesieth her own future joyfulness.

"I A Song of degrees.

HEN the LoRD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them tha dream. 2 Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The LoRD hath done great things for them. 3 The LoRD hath done great things for us; mohereof we are glad. 4 Turn again our captivity, O Lord, as the streams in the south. 5 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. 100

PSALMs. 6 He that goeth forth and

Children are God's good gift.

weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.


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withereth afore it groweth up : 7 Where with the mower fil

bindeth sheaves his bosom. 8 Neither do they which go by, say, The blessing of the LoRD be upon you; we bless you in the name of the LORD.


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O'. of the depths have I cried unto thee, O LorD. 2 Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications. 3 If thou, LoRD, shouldest mark iniquities, O LORD, who shall stand? 4 But there is forgiveness with thee, that thoumayest be feared. 5 I wait for the LoRD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope. 6 My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more

than they that watch for the

morning. – 7 Let Israel hope in the LoRD:

for with the LoRD there is mer

cy, and with him is plentedus

| redemption.

8 And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.


1 David professing his humility, 3 exhorteth Israel to hope in God.

"I A Song of degrees of David. L9. my heart is not –4 haughty, nor mine eyes lofty; neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in

things too high f • leth not his hand; nor he that | Ings too nigh Tor me

2 Surely I have behaved and

quieted myself as a child that is weaned of his mother: my

soul is even as a weaned child. 3 Let Israel hope in the LoRD from henceforth and for ever.

PSALM CXXX. 1 The psalmist an distress prayeth to God,

trusting in his mercy for pardon : 5 his

own patience in hope ; 7 he exhorteth Israel to hope in God.


1 David in prayer commendeth unto God his

zeal to provide a place for the ark. , 8. His prayer at the removing of the ark. 11 God's promises to David.

David's care for the ark.

"I A Song of degrees.

ORD, remember David, and all his afflictions: 2 How he sware unto the LORD, and vowed unto the mighty God of Jacob ; 3 Surely I will not come into the tabernacle of my house, nor go up into my bed; 4 I will not give sleep to mine eyes, or slumber to mine eyelids, 5 Until I find the LoRD, an habitation for the mighty God of Jacob. 6 Lo, we heard of it at Ephratah: we found it in the fields of the wood. 7 We will go into his taber

nacles: we will worship at his

footstool. 8 Arise, O Lord, into thy rest; thou, and the ark of thy strength.

9 Let thy priests be clothed

with righteousness; and let thy saints shout for joy. 10 For thy servant David's sake turn not away the face of thine anointed. 11 The LoRD hath sworn in truth unto David; he will not turn from it; Of the fruit of

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The blessedness of unity.

here will I dwell; for I have desired it. .” ,15 I will abundantly bless her provision: I will satisfy her poor with bread. 16 I will also clothe her priests with salvation, and her saints shall shout aloud for joy. 17 There will I make the horn of David to bud : I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed. - 18 His enemies will I clothe with shame: but upon himself shall his crown flourish. PSALM CXXXIII.

The blessedness of unity among brethren. "[A Song of degrees of David.

Boo. how good and JLo, how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! 2 It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron's beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; 3. As the dew of Hermon, and as the deny that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the LoRD commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.


An exhortation to God's servants to bless him.

‘s A Song of degrees. EHOLD, bless ye the LoRD, all ye servants of the LoRD, which by night stand in the house of the LoRD. 2 Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the LoRD. 3 The LoRD that made heaven and earth bless thee out of Zion.

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Polso ye the LoRD. Praise ye the name of the LORD ; praise him, O ye serwants of the LoRD. 2 Ye that stand in the house of the LORD, in the courts of the house of our God, 3 Praise the LoRD ; for the LoRD is good; sing praises unto his name; for it is pleasant. 4 For the LoRD hath chosen Jacob unto himself, and Israel for his peculiar treasure. 5 For I know that the LoRD 7s great, and that our Lord is above all gods. 6 Whatsoever the LoRD pleased, that did he in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places. 7 He causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings for the rain; he bringeth the wind out of his treasuries: 8 Who smote the first-born of Egypt, both of man and beast: 9 Who sent tokens and wonders into the midst of thee, O Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his servants. ~ 10 Who smote great nations, and slew mighty kings; 11 Sihonking of the Amorites, and Og king of Bashan, and all the kingdoms of Canaan: , 12 And gave their land for an heritage, an heritage unto Israel his people

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to bless God.

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O GIVE thanks unto the LoRD ; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. 2 O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy enduYeth for ever. 3 O give thanks to the LORD of lords: for his mercy enduTeth for ever. 4. To him who alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy

endureth for ever,

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