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The majesty and grace


of Christ's kingdom. by reason of the enemy and ing the King: my tongue is the avenger.

pen of a ready writer. 17 All this is come upon us ;

2 Thou art fairer than the yet have we not forgotten thee, children of men: grace is pourneither have we dealt falsely in ed into thy lips : therefore God thy covenant.

hath blessed thee for ever. 18 Our heart is not turned 3 Gird thy sword upon thy back, neither have our steps thigh, O most mighty, with thy declined from thy way;

glory and thy majesty: 19 Though thou hast sore bro- 4 And in thy majesty ride ken us in the place of dragons, prosperously because of truth and covered us with the shadow and meekness and righteousof death.

ness; and thy right hand shall 20 If we have forgotten the teach thee terrible things. name of our God, or stretched Thine arrows are sharp in out our hands to a strange god: the heart of the King's enemies;

21 Shall not God search this whereby the people fall under out? for he knoweth the secrets thee. of the heart.

6 Thy throne, O God, is for 22 Yea, for thy sake are we ever and ever: the sceptre of killed all the day long; we thy kingdom is a right sceptre. are counted as sheep for the Ý Thou lovest righteousness, slaughter.

and hatest wickedness: there23 Awake, why sleepest thou, fore God, thy God, hath anointO Lord ? arise, cast us not offed thee with the oil of gladness

above thy fellows. 24 Wherefore hidest thou thy 8 All thy garments smell of face, and forgettest our affliction myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, and our oppression ?

out of the ivory palaces, where25 For our soul is bowed down by they have made thee glad. to the dust : our belly cleaveth 9 Kings' daughters were among unto the earth.

thy honourable women: upon 26 Arise for our help, and re- thy right hand did stand the deem us for thy mercies' sakė. queen

in gold of Ophir. 10 Hearken, o daughter, and

consider, and incline thine ear; 1 The majesty and grace of Christ's kingdom forget also thine own people,

10 The duty of the church, and the benefits thereof.

and thy father's house; To the chief Musician upon Shoshan

11 So shall the King greatly nim, for the sons of Korah, Maschil, desire thy beauty: for he is A Song of loves.

thy Lord; and worship thou MY

Y heart is inditing a good him.

matter: I speak of the 12 And the daughter of Tyre things which I have made touch- I shall be there with a gift ; even

for ever.



The church's confidence


in God's protection. the rich among the people shall 5 God is in the midst of her; entreat thy favour.

she shall not be moved: God 13 The King's daughter is all shall help her, and that right glorious within: her clothing is early. of wrought gold.

6 The heathen raged, the king14 She shall be brought unto doms were moved: he uttered the king in raiment of needle- his voice, the earth melted. work; the virgins her compan- 7 The LORD of hosts is with ions that follow her shall be us; the God of Jacob is our brought unto thee

refuge. Selah. 15 With gladness and rejoi- 8 Come, behold the works of cing shall they be brought: they the LORD, what desolations he shall enter into the king's pal- hath made in the earth.

9 He maketh wars to cease 16 Instead of thy fathers shall unto the end of the earth; he be thy children, whom thou breaketh the bow, and cutteth mayest make princes in all the the spear in sunder; he burnearth.

eth the chariot in the fire. 17 I will make thy name to be 10 Be still, and know that remembered in all generations : I am God: I will be exalted therefore shall the people praise among the heathen, I will be thee för ever and ever.

exalted in the earth., PSALM XLVI.

11 The LORD of hosts is with | The confidence of the church in God's protecus; the God of Jacob is our

tion. 8. An exhortation to contemplate the refuge. Selah.
works of his providence.
To the chief Musician for the sons of
Korah, A Song upon Alamoth.

The nations are exhorted cheerfully to entertain
LOD is our refuge and

the kingdom of Christ. strength, a very present I to the chief Musician, A Psalm for help in trouble.

the sons of Korah. 2 Therefore will not we fear,

all ye though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be with the voice of triumph. carried into the midst of the 2 For the LORD Most High is sea;

terrible ; he is a great King over 3 Though the waters thereof all the earth. roar and be troubled, though 3 He shall subdue the people the mountains shake with the under us, and the nations under swelling thereof. Selah. our feet.

4. There is a river, the streams 4 He shall choose our inherwhereof shall make glad the itance for us, the excellency city of God, the holy place of of Jacob whom he loved. Sethe tabernacles of the Most lah. High.

5 God is gone up with a shout,


The ornaments and




privileges of the church the LORD with the sound of a / of hosts, in the city of our God: trumpet.

God will establish it for ever. 6 Sing praises to God, sing Selah. praises : sing praises unto our 9 We have thought of thy King, sing praises.

loving-kindness, O God, in the 7 For God is the King of all midst of thy temple. the earth : sing ye praises with 10 According to thy name, O O understanding

God, so is thy praise unto the 8 God reigneth over the hea- ends of the earth : thy right then: God sitteth' upon the hand is full of righteousness. throne of his holiness.

11 Let mount Žion rejoice, let 9 The princes of the people the daughters of Judah be glad, are gathered together, even the because of thy judgments. people of the God of Abraham: 12 Walk about Zion, and go for the shields of the earth be- round about her: tell the towlong unto God: he is greatly ers thereof. exalted.

13 Mark ye well her bulwarks,

consider her palaces; that ye The ornaments and privileges of the church.

may tell it to the generation folTA Song and Psalm for the sons of lowing.

14 For this God is our God GRE

REAT is the LORD, and for ever and ever: he will be

greatly to be praised in the our guide even unto death. city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness.

1 The psalmist calleth upon all the earth to join 2 Beautiful for situation, the ranity of trusting in worldly wealth. joy of the whole earth, is mount 1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm for Zion, on the sides of the north,

the sons of Korah. the city of the great King.


EAR this, all ye people; 3 God is known in her palaces give ear, all ye inhabitants for a refuge.

of the world : 4 For lo, the kings were as- 2 Both low and high, rich and sembled, they passed by to poor, together. gether.

3 My mouth shall speak of 5 They saw it, and so they wisdom; and the meditation of marvelled; they were troubled, my heart shall be of underand hasted away.

standing 6 Fear took hold upon them 4 I will incline mine ear to a there, and pain, as of a woman parable: I will open my dark in travail.

saying upon the harp. 7 Thou breakest the ships of 5 Wherefore should I fear in Tarshish with an east wind. the days of evil, when the ini

8 As we have heard, so have quity of my heels shall compass we seen in the city of the LORD | me about?


him in his meditations : 5 he sheweth the names.

The vanity of trusting


in worldly wealth. 6 They that trust in their 18 Though while he lived he wealth, and boast themselves in blessed his soul, (and men will the multitude of their riches; praise thee, when thou doest

7 None of them can by any well to thyself,) means redeem his brother, nor 19 He shall go to the generagive to God a ransom for him : tion of his fathers; they shall

8 (For the redemption of their never see light. soul is precious, and it ceaseth 20 Man that is in honour, and for ever:)

understandeth not, is like the 9 That he should still live for beasts that perish. ever, and not see corruption.

PSALM L. 10 For he seeth that wise men

1 The majesty of God in the church: 5 his die, likewise the fool and the command to gather his saints.' 7 Goil de

lighteth not in sacrifice, 14 but in a pious heart. brutish person perish, and leave 16 The hypocrite rebuked : 23 Salvation promtheir wealth to others.

ised to the upright. 11 Their inward thought is,

TA Psalm of Asaph. that their houses shall continue THE mighty God, even the places to all generations; they called the earth from the rising call their lands after their own of the sun unto the going down

thereof. 12 Nevertheless man being in 2 Out of Zion, the perfection honour abideth not: he is like of beauty, God hath shined. the beasts that perish.

3 Our God shall come, and 13 This their way is their shall not keep silence : a fire folly: yet their posterity ap- shall devour before him, and it prove their sayings


Selah. shall be very tempestuous round 14 Like sheep they are laid in about him. the grave; death shall feed on 4 He shall call to the heavens them; and the upright shall from above, and to the earth, have dominion over them in that he may judge his people. the morning; and their beauty 5 Gather my saints together shall consume in the grave from unto me; those that have made their dwelling.

a covenant with me by sacri15 But God will redeem my fice. soul from the power of the 6 And the heavens shall degrave: for he shall receive me.

clare his righteousness : for God Selah.

is judge himself. Selah. 16 Be not thou afraid when 7 Hear, O my people, and I one is made rich, when the glo- will speak; O Ísrael, and I will ry of his house is increased; testify against thee: I am God,

17 For when he dieth he shall | even thy God. carry nothing away: his glory 8 I will not reprove thee for shall not descend after him.

thy sacrifices or thy burnt-of

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The hypocrite rebuked.

David prayeth for ferings, to have been continually | er such an one as thyself: but I before me.

will reprove thee, and set them 9 I will take no bullock out in order before thine

eyes. of thy house, nor he-goats out 22 Now consider this, ye that of thy folds.

forget God, lest I tear you in 10 For every beast of the for- pieces, and there be none to deest is mine, and the cattle upon liver. a thousand hills.

23 Whoso offereth praise glo11 I know all the fowls of the rifieth me: and to him that ormountains : and the wild beasts dereth his conversation aright of the field are mine.

will I shew the salvation of 12 If I were hungry, I would God. not tell thee : for the world is

PSALM LI. mine, and the fulness thereof. 13 Will I eat the flesh of bulls,

1 David prayeth for remission of his sins, where

of he maketh a deep confession : 6 he prayeth or drink the blood of goats ? God to sanctify him. 16 God delighteth not

in sacrifice, but in contrition of heart: 18 14 Offer unto God thanksgiv

David prayeth for the welfare of the church. ing; and pay thy vows unto the

TTo the chief Musician, A Psalm of Most High:

David, when Nathan the prophet 15 And call upon me in the came unto him, after he had gone in

to Bath-sheba. day of trouble : I will deliver thée, and thou shalt glorify me.


AVE mercy upon me, O 16 But unto the wicked God God, according to thy saith, What hast thou to do to loving-kindness: according undeclare my statutes, or that thou to the multitude of thy tender shouldest take my covenant in mercies blot out my transgresthy mouth?

sions. 17 Seeing thou hatest instruc- 2 Wash me thoroughly from tion, and castest my words be- mine iniquity, and cleanse me hind thee.

from my sin. 18 When thou sawest a thief, 3 For I acknowledge my transthen thou consentedst with him, gressions : and my sin is ever and hast been partaker with before me. adulterers.

4 Against thee, thee only, 19 Thou givest thy mouth to have I sinned, and done this evil, and thy tongue frameth evil in thy sight: that thou deceit.

mightest be justified when thou 20 Thou sittest and speak- speakest, and be clear when est against thy brother; thou thou judgest. slanderest thine own mother's 5 Behold, I was shapen in

iniquity; and in sin did my 21. These things hast thou mother conceive me. done, and I kept silence; thou 6 Behold, thou desirest truth thoughtest that I was altogeth- I in the inward parts: and in the


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