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PSALMS.

seth away;

David blesseth God.

He extolleth God's goodness. whom I trust; who subdueth forth thousands and ten thou my people under me.

sands in our streets : 3 LORD, what is man, that 14 That our oxen may be strong thou takest knowledge of him! to labour; that there be no breakor the son of man, that thou ing in, nor going out; that there makest account of him!

be no complaining in our streets. 4 Man is like to vanity: his 15 Happy is that people, that days are as a shadow that pas- is in such a case : yea, happy

is that people, whose God is the 5 Bow thy heavens, O LORD, LORD. and come down : touch the

PSALM CXLV.

1 David exfolleth God's mighty power and mountains, and they shallsmoke.

renown; y he celebrateth God's goodness, 6 Cast forth lightning, and 11 the glory and eternity of his kingdom, scatter them: shoot out thine 14 his providence, 17 justice, and holi.

ness, 18 and his especial regard for the arrows, and destroy them.

righteous. 7 Send thine hand from above; 1 David's Psalm of praise. rid me, and deliver me out of I WILL extol thee,

my God, , the strange children;

thy name for ever and ever. 8 Whose mouth speaketh 2 Every day will I bless thee ; vanity, and their right hand is and I will praise thy name for a right hand of falsehood. ever and ever. 9 I will sing a new song un

3 Great is the LORD, and to thee, O God: upon a psal- greatly to be praised; and his tery and an instrument of ten greatness is unsearchable. strings will I sing praises unto 4 One generation shall praise thee.

thy works to another, and shall 10 It is he that giveth salva- declare thy mighty acts. tion unto kings: who deliver- 5 I will speak of the glorious eth David his servant from the honour of thy majesty, and of hurtful sword.

thy wondrous works. 11 Rid me, and deliver me 6 And men shall speak of the from the hand of strange chil- might of thy terrible acts: and dren, whose mouth speaketh I will declare thy greatness. vanity, and their right hand is 7 They shall abundantly uta right hand of falsehood: ter the memory of thy great

12 That our sons may be as goodness, and shall sing of thy plants grown up in their youth; righteousness. that our daughters may be as 8 The Lord is gracious, and corner-stones, polished after the full of compassion; slow to ansimilitude of a palace:

ger, and of great mercy. 13 That our garners may be 9 The LORD is good to all: full, affording all manner of and his tender mercies are over store; that our sheep may bring all his works.

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The glory of God's kingdom.

PSALMS. The benefit of trusting in God.

ye

the LORD. thee, O LORD; and thy saints Praise the LORD, O my shall bless thee.

soul. 11 They shall speak of the 2 While I live will I praise the glory of thy kingdom, and talk LORD: I will sing praises unto of thy power;

my

God while I have any being. 12 To make known to the sons 3 Put not your trust in princes, of men his mighty acts, and the nor in the son of man, in whom glorious majesty of his kingdom. there is no help.

13 Thy kingdom is an ever- 4 His breath goeth forth, he lasting kingdom, and thy do- returneth to his earth ; in that minion endureth throughout all very day his thoughts perish. generations.

5 Happy is he that hath the 14 The LORD upholdeth all God of Jacob for his help, whose that fall, and raiseth up all hope is in the LORD his God: those that be bowed down. 6 Which made heaven, and

15 The eyes of all wait upon earth, the sea, and all that therethee: and thou givest them in is: which keepeth truth for their meat in due season,

16 Thou openest thine hand, Which executeth judgment and satisfiest the desire of every for the oppressed: which giveth living thing.

food to the hungry. The LORD 17 The LORD is righteous in looseth the prisoners : all his ways, and holy in all his 8 The LORD openeth the eyes works.

of the blind: the LORD' raiseth 18 The LORD is nigh unto all them that are bowed down: the them that call upon him, to all LORD loveth the righteous : that call upon him in truth. 9 The LORD preserveth the

19 He will fulfil the desire strangers; he relieveth the faof them that fear him: he also therless and widow: but the will hear their cry, and will save way of the wicked he turneth them.

upside down. 20 The LORD preserveth all 10 The LORD shall reign for them that love him: but all the ever, even thy God, o Zion, wicked will he destroy:

unto all generations. Praise ye 21. My mouth shall speak the the LORD. praise of the LORD: and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.

1 The prophet 'exhortcth to praise God for

the restoration of his afflicted church;

for his infinite power and wisdom; 6 for PSALM CXLVI.

his different trcatment of the meck, and 1 The psalmist voweth perpetual praises of the wicked : for his providence over

his crcalures ; 12 for his blessings upon The benefit of trusting in God by reason of his church; 15 for his power over the his power, truth, justice, mercy, and everlast- elements ; 19 and for the ordinances giden ing dominion.

PSALM CXLVII.

to
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Gou: 3 he cxhorteth not to trust in man.

to Israel.

The prophet exhorteth

PSALMS.

to praise God. PI RAISE ye the Lord: for borders, and filleth thee with

it is good to sing praises the finest of the wheat. unt &

15 He sendeth forth his comant; and praise is comely. mandment upon earth : his

2 The LORD doth build up word runneth very swiftly. Jerusalem: he gathereth to- 16 He giveth snow like wool : gether the outcasts of Israel. he scattereth the hoar-frost like

3 He healeth the broken in ashes. heart, and bindeth up their 17 He casteth forth his ice wounds.

like morsels: who can stand be4. He telleth the number of fore his cold? the stars; he calleth them all 18 He sendeth out his word, by their names.

and melteth them: he causeth 5 Great is our Lord, and of his wind to blow, and the wagreat power: his understanding ters flow. is infinite.

| 19 He sheweth his word un6 The LORD lifteth up the to Jacob, his statutes and his meek: he casteth the wicked judgments unto Israel. down to the ground.

20 He hath not dealt so with 7 Sing unto the LORD with any nation: and as for his judgthanksgiving; sing praise upon ments, they have not known the harp unto our God :

them. Praise

ye

the LORD. 8 Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass

1 The psalmist exhorteth the celestial, 7 the

terrestrial, 11 and the rational creatures, to grow upon the mountains.

to praise God. 9 He giveth to the beast his RAISE

ye

the LORD. food, and to the young ravens Praise ye the LORD from

the heavens : praise him in the 10 He delighteth not in the heights. strength of the horse: he ta- 2 Praise ye him, all his angels: keth not pleasure in the legs of praise ye him, all his hosts.

3 Praise ye him, sun and 11 The LORD taketh pleasure moon: praise him, all ye stars in them that fear him, in those of light. that hope in his mercy.

4 Praise him, ye heavens of 12 Praise the LORD, O Je- heavens, and ye waters that be rusalem; praise thy God, o above the heavens. Zion.

5 Let them praise the name 13 For he hath strengthen of the LORD: for he command ed the bars of thy gates; he ed, and they were created. hath blessed thy children with- 6 He hath also established them in thee.

for ever and ever: he hath made 14 He maketh peace in thy l a decree which shall not pass

PSALM CXLVIII.

PRA

which cry:

a man.

Exhortation

PSALMS.

to praise God

dren:

musical instruments.

a Praise the LORD from the ure in his people: he will beauearth, ye dragons and all deeps: tify the meek with salvation.

8 Fire, and bail; snow, and 5 Let the saints be joyful in vapours: stormy wind fulfilling glory: let them sing aloud uphis word:

on their beds. 9 Mountains, and all hills; 6 Let the high praises of God fruitful trees, and all cedars : be in their mouth, and a two

10 Beasts, and all cattle; creep-edged sword in their hand; ing things, and flying fowl:

7 To execute vengeance upon 11 Kings of the earth, and all the heathen, and punishments people; princes, and all judges upon the people; of the earth:

8 To bind their kings with 12 Both young men, and chains, and their nobles with maidens; old men, and chil-fetters of iron;

9 To execute upon them the 13 Let them praise the name judgment written: this honour of the LORD : for his name have all his saints. Praise ye alone is excellent; his glory is the LORD. above the earth and heaven.

PSALM CL. 14 He also exalteth the horn An exhortation to praise God with all kinds of of his people, the praise of all

the ye

LORD. his saints ; even of the children PRAISE

Praise God in his sanctuof Israel, a people near unto him. Praise ye the LORD.

. ary: praise him in the firma

ment of his power.

2 Praise him for his mighty 1 The prophet exhortcth to praise God for his love to the church, 5 and for that power which

acts: praise him according to he hath given to his saints.

his excellent greatness. RAISE ye

the LORD. 3 Praise him with the sound Sing unto the LORD a new of the trumpet: praise him with song, and his praise in the con- the psaltery and harp. gregation of saints.

| 4 Praise him with the timbrel 2 Let Israel rejoice in him and dance : praise him with that made him: "let the chil-stringed instruments and ordren of Zion be joyful in their gans. King.

5 Praise him upon the loud 3 Let them praise his name cymbals: praise him upon the in the dance : let them sing high-sounding cymbals. praises unto him with the tim- 6 Let every thing that hath brel and harp.

breath praise the LORD. Praise 4 For the LORD taketh pleas- 1 ye the LORD.

PSALM CXLIX.

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