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Exhortations to thanksgiving.

The constant affection 5 To him that by wisdom 20 And Og the king of Bamade the heavens: for his mer- shan: for his mercy endureth cy endureth for ever.

for ever: 6 To him that stretched out 21 And gave their land for the earth above the waters : for an heritage : for his mercy enhis mercy endureth for ever. dureth for ever:

7 To him that made great 22 Even an heritage unto Islights : for his mercy endureth rael his servant: for his mercy for ever:

endureth for ever. 8 The sun to rule by day: 23 Who remembered us in for his mercy endureth for our low estate: for his mercy

endureth for ever. 9 The moon and stars to rule 24 And hath redeemed us by night: for his mercy endu- from our enemies : for his merreth for ever.

cy endureth for ever. 10 To him that smote Egypt 25 Who giveth food to all in their first-born: for his mer- flesh: for his mercy endureth cy endureth for ever:

for ever. 11 And brought out Israel 26 Ogive thanks unto the from among them: for his mer- God of heaven: for his mercy cy endureth for ever:

endureth for ever. 12 With a strong hand, and with a stretched out arm: for


1 The constant affection of the Jews in captivity his mercy endureth for ever.

to their desolate country. 7 Edom and Babylon 13 To him which divided the Red sea into parts : for his B¥

the rivers of Babylon, 14 And made Israel to pass wept, when we remembered through the midst of it: for his Zion. mercy endureth for ever: 2 We hanged our harps upon

15 But overthrew Pharaoh and the willows in the midst thereof. his host in the Red sea : for his 3 For there they that carried mercy endureth for ever. us away captive required of us · 16 To him which led his peo- a song, and they that wasted ple through the wilderness: for us required

us required of us mirth, sayhis mercy endureth for ever. ing, Sing us one of the songs of

17 To him which smote great Zion. kings : for his mercy endureth 4 How shall we sing the for ever:

LORD's song in a strange land? ? 18 And slew famous kings: for 5 If I forget thee, o Jerusahis mercy endureth for ever: : lem, let my right hand forget

19 Sihon king of the Amor- her cunning. ites: for his mercy endureth for 6 If I do not remember thee,


my tongue cleave to the roof

are cursed.



of the Jews in captivity.


God's all-seeing providence. of my mouth; if I prefer. not 7 Though I walk in the midst Jerusalem above my chief joy. of trouble, thou wilt revive me :

7 Remember, O LORD, the thou shalt stretch forth thine children of Edom in the day of hand against the wrath of mine Jerusalem; who said, Rase it, enemies, and thy right hand rase it, even to the foundation shall save me. thereof.

8 The LORD will perfect that 8 O daughter of Babylon, who which concerneth me: thy merart to be destroyed; happy shall cy, O LORD, endureth for ever: he be, that rewardeth thee as forsake not the works of thine thou hast served us.

own hands. 9 Happy shall he be, that ta

PSALM CXXXIX. keth and dasheth thy little ones

1 David acknowledgeth God's all-seeing provagainst the stones.

idence : 14 he praises him for the wonders

of his formation; 17 and for his infinite merPSALM CXXXVIII.

cies : 19 his confidence in the destruction of

the wicked : 21 his professed hatred of them : 1 David praiseth God for the truth of his 23 he prayeth for God's inspection and guiword : 4 he prophesieth that the kings of the dance. earth shall praise God for his respect unto the lowly : 7 he professeth his confidence in

1.To the chief Musician, A Psalm of

TA Psalm of David.

O LORD, thou hast searched

me, and known me. whole heart: before the gods 2 Thou knowest my down-sitwill I sing praise unto thee. ting and mine up-rising, thou un2 I will worship toward thy derstandest my thought afar off

. holy temple, and praise thy 3 Thou compassest my path name for thy loving-kindness and my lying down, and art acand for thy truth: for thou hast quainted with all my ways. magnified thy word above all 4 For there is not a word in thy name.

my tongue, but lo, O LORD, 3 In the day when I cried thou thou knowest it altogether. answeredst me, and strength- 5 Thou hast beset me behind enedst me with strength in my and before, and laid thine hạnd soul.

upon me. 4 All the kings of the earth 6 Such knowledge is too wonshall praise thee, O LORD, derful for me; it is high, I canwhen they hear the words of not attain unto it. thy mouth.

Whither shall I go from 5 Yea, they shall sing in the thy Spirit? or whither shall I ways of the LORD: for great flee from thy presence? is the glory of the LORD. 8 If I ascend up into heaven,

6 Though the LORD be high, thou art there : if I make my yet hath he respect unto the bed in hell, behold, thou art lowly: but the proud he know there. eth afar off.

9 If I take the wings of the

I WILL praise thee with my



God's all-seeing providence.


David prayeth againsi morning, and dwell in the ut- 21 Do not I hate them, o termost parts of the sea; LORD, that hate thee? and am

10 Even there shall thy hand not I grieved with those that lead me, and thy right hand rise up against thee? shall hold me.

22 I hate them with perfect 11 If I say, Surely the dark- hatred : I count them mine ness shall cover me ; even the enemies. night shall be light about me. 23 Search me, 0, God, and

12 Yea, the darkness hideth know my heart : try me, and not from thee; but the night know my thoughts: shineth as the day: the dark- 24 And see if there be any ness and the light are both alike wicked way in me, and lead to thee.

me in the way everlasting. 13 For thou hast possessed my reins : thou hast covered

1 David prayeth God to deliver him from the me in my mother's womb.

mischief of his enemies, 8 to frustrate their 14 I will praise thee; for I am devices, and turn their evil upon themselves :

12 his confidence in God's vindication of the fearfully and wonderfully made:

poor man's cause. marvellous are thy works ; and TTo the chief Musician, A Psalm of that my soul knoweth right well.


ELIVER me, O LORD, from 15 My substance was not hid the evil man: preserve me from thee, when I was made in from the violent man; secret, and curiously wrought in 2 Which imagine mischiefs the lowest parts of the earth. in their heart; continually are

16 Thine eyes did see my sub- they gathered together for war. stance, yet being unperfect; and 3 They have sharpened their in thy book all my members tongues like a serpent; adders' were written, which in contin- poison is under their lips. Seuance were fashioned, when as lah. yet there was none of them. 4 Keep me, O LORD, from

17 How precious also are thy the hands of the wicked; prethoughts unto me, O God! how serve me from the violent man; great is the sum of them!

who have purposed to over18 If I should count them, | throw my goings. they are more in number than 5 The proud have hid a snare the sand : when I awake, I am for me, and cords; they have still with thee.

spread a net by the wayside; 19 Surely thou wilt slay the they have set gins for me. Selah. wicked, O God: depart from 6 I said unto the LORD, Thou me therefore, ye bloody men. art my God: hear the voice of

20 For they speak against thee my supplications, O LORD. wickedly, and thine enemies 7 O GOD the Lord, the take thy name in vain.

strength of my salvation, thou

his enemies, and that


his suit may be accepted. hast covered my head in the works with men that work inday of battle.

quity: and let me not eat of 8 Grant not, 0 LORD, the their dainties. desires of the wicked: further 5 Let the righteous smite me; not his wicked device; lest they it shall be a kindness: and let exalt themselves. Selah. him reprove me; it shall be an

9 As for the head of those excellent oil, which shall not that compass me about, let the break my head: for yet my mischief of their own lips cover prayer also shall be in their cathem.

lamities. 10 Let burning coals fall upon

6 When their judges are overthem; let them be cast into the thrown in stony places, they fire; into deep pits, that they shall hear my words; for they rise not up again.

are sweet. 11 Let not an evil speaker be z Our bones are scattered at established in the earth: evil the grave's mouth, as when one shall hunt the violent man to cutteth and cleaveth wood upoverthrow him.

on the earth. 12 I know that the LORD 8 But mine eyes are unto thee, will maintain the cause of the O GOD the Lord: in thee is afflicted, and the right of the my trust; leave not my soul poor.

destitute. 13 Surely the righteous shall 9 Keep me from the snare give thanks unto thy name : which they have laid for me, the upright shall dwell in thy and the gins of the workers of presence.

iniquity. PSALM CXLI.

10 Let the wicked fall into 1 David prayeth that his suit may be ac- their own nets, whilst that I

ceptable, 3 his conscience free from guilt, 9 and his person safe from the shares of the TA Psalm of David.


David sheweth that in his trouble all his comfort L

cry unto. thee :

was in prayer unto God. make haste unto me; give 1 Maschil of David; A Prayer when ear unto my voice, when I


he was in the cave. unto thee.

I CRIED unto the Lord with 2 Let my prayer be set forth my voice; with my voice before thee as incense; and the unto the LORD did I make my lifting up of my hands as the supplication. evening sacrifice.

2 I poured out my complaint 3 Set a watch, () LORD, be- before him; I shewed before fore my mouth; keep the door him my trouble. of my lips.

3 When my spirit was over4. Incline not my heart to any whelmed within me, then thou evil thing, to practise wicked I knewest my path. In the way

withal escape.





David prayeth for

help and deliverance. wherein I walked have they 5 I remember the days of old, privily laid a snare for me. I meditate on all thy works; I

4 I looked on my right hand, muse on the work of thy hands. and beheld, but there was no 6 I stretch forth my hands unman that would know me: ref to thee: my soul thirsteth after uge failed me; no man cared thee, as a thirsty land. Selah. for my soul.

7 Hear me speedily, O LORD: 5 I cried unto thee, O LORD: my spirit faileth : hide not thy I said, Thou art my refuge and face from me, lest I be like unto my portion in the land of the them that go down into the pit. living

8 Cause me to hear thy loving6 Attend unto my cry; for I kindness in the morning; for am brought very low: deliver in thee do I trust: cause me to me from my persecutors; for know the way wherein I should they are stronger than I. walk; for I lift up my soul

7 Bring my soul out of prison, unto thee. that I may praise thy name : 9 Deliver me, O LORD, from the righteous shall compass me mine enemies: I flee unto thee about; for thou shalt deal boun- to hide me. tifully with me.

10 Teach me to do thy will;

for thou art my God: thy Spirit i Dand prayeth to be considered with favour is good ; lead me into the land

in judgment : 3 his griefs caused by his of uprightness. enemy's persecution : 5 he strengtheneth his faith by meditation and prayer : 1 he prayeth 11 Quicken me, O LORD, for for speedy help and deliverance, 10 for God's thy name's sake : for thy righ

teousness' sake bring my soul TA Psalm of David.

out of trouble. HEAR my prayer, O Lord,

12 And of thy mercy cut off give ear to my supplica- mine enemies, and destroy all tions: in thy faithfulness answer them that afflict my soul : for me, and in thy righteousness. I am thy servant.

2 And enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in

1 David blesseth God for his merciful protec

tion : 3 he admireth his care for vain man : thy sight shall no man living

5 he prayeth God by power to complete his be justified.

deliverance: 9 he promiseth to praise God: 11 3 For the enemy hath perse

he prayeth for his kingdom's happiness under

God's favour. cuted my soul; he hath smit

TA Psalm of David. ten my life down to the ground;


LESSED be the LORD my he hath made me to dwell in

strength, which teacheth darkness, as those that have my hands to war, and my fingers been long dead.

to fight; 4 Therefore is my spirit over- 2 My goodness, and my forwhelmed within me ; my heart tress; my high tower, and my within me is desolate.

deliverer; my shield, and he in

his enemies.


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