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An exhortation to celebrate

PSALMS. God's greatness and majesty. ed me, proved me, and saw my world also shall be established work.

that it shall not be moved : he 10 Forty years long was I shall judge the people rightegrieved with this generation, ously, and said, It is a people that 11 Let the heavens rejoice, do err in their heart, and they and let the earth be glad ; let have not known my ways:

the sea roar, and the fulness 11 Unto whom I sware in my thereof. wrath, that they should not enter 12 Let the field be joyful, and into my rest.

all that is therein: then shall

all the trees of the wood rePSALM XCVI.

joice 1 An exhortation to celebrate the greatness and majesty of God, 10 und to rejoice in his righte

13 Before the LORD; for he ous government of the world.

cometh, for he cometh to judge SING unto the LORD a O

the earth : he shall judge the new song: sing unto the world with righteousness, and LORD, all the earth.

the people with his truth. 2 Sing unto the LORD, bless

PSALM XCVII. his name; shew forth his sal

1 The majesty of God's kingdom. vation from day to day.

church rejoiceth at God's judgments against 3 Declare his glory among

idolaters, and his universal sovereignty: 10

An exhortation to godliness and joy in the the heathen, his wonders among all people.

THE LORD reigneth ; let the 4 For the LORD is great, and earth rejoice; let the mulgreatly to be praised: he is to titude of isles be glad thereof. be feared above all gods.

2. Clouds and darkness are 5 For all the gods of the na- round about him: righteoustions are idols : but the LORD ness and judgment are the habmade the heavens.

itation of his throne. 6 Honour and majesty are 3 A fire goeth before him, and oefore him; strength and beau- burneth up his enemies round ty are in his sanctuary.

about. 7 Give unto the LORD, O ye 4 His lightnings enlightened kindreds of the people, give un- the world; the earth saw, and to the LORD glory and strength. trembled.

8 Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name : bring at the presence of the LORD, an offering, and come into his at the presence of the Lord of courts.

the whole earth. 9 O worship the Lord in the 6 The heavens declare his beauty of holiness: fear before righteousness, and all the peohim, all the earth.

ple see his glory. 10 Say among the heathen 7 Confounded be all they that that the LORD reigneth: the serve graven images, that boast


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The psalmist celebrateth

PSALMS. God's salvation toward Israel. themselves of idols; worship 5 Sing unto the LORD with him, all ye gods.

the harp; with the harp, and 8 Zion heard, and was glad ; the voice of a psalm. and the daughters of Judah re- 6 With trumpets and sound joiced because of thy judgments, of cornet make a joyful noise O LORD.

before the LORD, the King 9 For thou, LORD, art high 7 Let the sea roar, and the above all the earth : thou art fulness thereof; the world, and exalted far above all gods. they that dwell therein.

10 Ye that love the LORD, 8 Let the floods clap their hate evil : he preserveth the hands : let the hills be joyful souls of his saints; he deliver- together eth them out of the hand of the 9 Before the LORD ; for he wicked.

cometh to judge the earth : with 11 Light is sown for the righ- righteousness shall he judge teous, and gladness for the up- the world, and the people with right in heart.

equity. 12 Rejoice in the LORD, ye

PSALM XCIX. righteous; and give thanks at

1 The prophet, setting forth the kingdom of God the remembrance of his holi- in Zion, 5 exhorteth all, by the example of

thoir forefathers, to worship God at his holy PSALM XCVIII.


HE LORD reigneth; let the 1 The psalmist celebrateth God's salvation people tremble: he sitteth toward Israel : 4 he exciteth

the whole world between the cherubims ; let the to join in acclamations of praise because of God's righteous judgment.

earth be moved. TA Psalm.

2 The LORD is great in Zion; SING unto the LORD a O

and he is high above all peonew song: for he hath ple. done marvellous things: his 3 Let them praise thy great right hand, and his holy arm, and terrible name ; for it is hath gotten him the victory.

The LORD hath made 4 The king's strength also lovknown his salvation : his righ- eth judgment; thou dost estabteousness hath he openly shew- lish equity, thou executest ed in the sight of the heathen. judgment and righteousness in

3 He hath remembered his Jacob. mercy and his truth toward the 5 Exalt ye the LORD our God, house of Israel: all the ends of and worship at his footstool; the earth have seen the salva- for he is holy. tion of our God.

6 Moses and Aaron among 4 Make a joyful noise unto his priests, and Samuel among the LORD, all the earth : make them that call upon his name; a loud noise, and rejoice, and they called upon the LORD, and sing praise.

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David's vow and


profession of godliness. 7 He spake unto them in the thou come unto me? I will walk cloudy pillar: they kept his tes- within my house with a perfect timonies, and the ordinance that heart. he gave them.

3 I will set no wicked thing 8 Thou answeredest them, O before mine eyes : I hate the LORD our God; thou wast a work of them that turn aside; God that forgavest them, though it shall not cleave to me. thou tookest vengeance of their 4 Afroward heart shall deinventions.

part from me: I will not know 9 Exalt the LORD our God, a wicked

person. and worship at his holy hill; | 5 Whoso privily slandereth his for the LORD our God is holy. neighbour, him will I cut off:

him that hath an high look and PSALM C.

a proud heart will not I suffer. An exhortation to serve God joyfully as our creator and preserver, and to praise him for faithful of the land, that they

6 Mine eyes shall be upon the his goodness, mercy, and truth. TA Psalm of praise.

may dwell with me: he that MA

AKE a joyful noise unto walketh in a perfect way, he the LORD, all ye lands.

shall serve me. 2 Serve the LORD with glad- 7 He that worketh deceit shall ness : come before his presence not dwell within my house: he with singing

that telleth lies shall not tarry 3 Know ye that the LORD he in my sight. is God: it is he that hath made 8 I will early destroy all the us, and not we ourselves; we wicked of the land ; that I may are his people, and the sheep cut off all wicked doers from of his pasture.

the city of the LORD. 4 Enter into his gates with

PSALM CII. thanksgiving, and into his courts

1 The prophet complaineth bitterly of his with praise : be thankful unto afflicted case: 12 he taketh comfort in him, and bless his name.

the eternity and mercy of God.

mercies of God are worthy to be recorded. 23 5 For the LORD is good; his The prophet, sensible of his own weakness,

resteth his hope on the unchangeable nature mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all genera- TA Prayer of the afflicted, when he tions.

is overwhelmed, and poureth out his

complaint before the Lord. PSALM CI. and profession of H EAR my prayer, O LORD,

and let my cry come unto TA Psalm of David.

thee. I

WILL sing of mercy and 2 Hide not thy face from me

judgment: unto thee, 0 in the day when I am in trouble; LORD, will I sing.

incline thine ear unto me: in 2 I will behave myself wisely the day when I call, answer me in a perfect way. O when wilt I speedily.

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The prophet complaineth


of his afflicted case. 3 For my days are consumed build up Zion, he shall appear like smoke, and my bones are in his glory. burned as an hearth.

17 He will regard the prayer 4 My heart is smitten, and of the destitute, and not de withered like grass ; so that I spise their prayer. forget to eat my bread.

18 This shall be written for 5 By reason of the voice of the generation to come: and my groaning my bones cleave the people which shall be creto my skin.

ated shall praise the LORD. 6 I am like a pelican of the 19 For he hath looked down wilderness: I am like an owl from the height of his sanctua of the desert.

ry; from heaven did the LORD 7 I watch, and am as a spar- behold the earth; row alone upon the house-top. 20 To hear the groaning of the

8 Mine enemies reproach me prisoner; to loose those that are all the day; and they that are appointed to death; mad against me are sworn 21 To declare the name of the against me.

LORD in Zion, and his praise in 9 For I have eaten ashes like Jerusalem; bread, and mingled my drink 22 When the people are with weeping,

gathered together, and the 10 Because of thine indigna- kingdoms, to serve the Lord. tion and thy wrath: for thou 23 He weakened my strength hast lifted me up, and cast me in the way; he shortened my down.

days. 11 My days are like a shad- 24 I said, O my God, take me ow that declineth; and I am not away in the midst of my withered like grass.

days: thy years are throughout 12 But thou, O LORD, shalt all generations. endure for ever; and thy re- 25 Of old hast thou laid the membrance unto all genera- foundation of the earth : and tions.

the heavens are the work of thy 13 Thou shalt arise, and have hands. mercy upon Zion: for the time

26 They shall perish, but to favour her, yea, the set time, thou shalt endure : yea, all of is come.

them shall wax old like a gar14 For thy servants take pleas- ment; as a vesture shalt thou ure in her stones, and favour change them, and they shall be the dust thereof.

changed: 15 So the heathen shall fear 27 But thou art the same, and the name of the LORD: and thy years shall have no end. all the kings of the earth thy 28 The children of thy servants

shall continue, and their seed 16" When the LORD shall I shall be established before thee. .

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An exhortation to


bless God for his mercy. PSALM CIII.

14 For he knoweth our frame; 1 An exhortation to bless God for his mercy, he remembereth that we are ,15 and for the constancy thereof.

dust. TA Psalm of David.

15 As for man, his days are BLE

LESS the LORD, O my as grass : as a flower of the

soul: and all that is with- field, so he flourisheth. in me, bless his holy name. 16 For the wind passeth over

2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, it, and it is gone; and the place and forget not all his benefits : thereof shall know it no more.

3 Who forgiveth all thine in- 17 But the mercy of the LORD iquities; who healeth all thy is from everlasting to everlastdiseases ;

ing upon them that fear him, 4 Who redeemeth thy life and his righteousness unto chilfrom destruction; who crown- dren's children; eth thee with loving-kindness 18 To such as keep his coveand tender mercies ;

nant, and to those that remem5 Who satisfieth thy mouth ber his commandments to do with good things ; so that thy them. youth is renewed like the eagle's. 19 The Lord hath prepared

6 The LORD executeth righ- his throne in the heavens; and teousness and judgment for all his kingdom ruleth over all. that are oppressed.

20 Bless the LORD, ye his 7 He made known his ways angels, that excel in strength, unto Moses, his acts unto the that do his commandments, children of Israel.

hearkening unto the voice of 8 The LORD is merciful and his word. gracious, slow to anger, and 21 Bless ye the LORD, all ye plenteous in mercy.

his hosts; ye ministers of his, 9 He will not always chide; that do his pleasure. neither will he keep his anger 22 Bless the LORD, all his

works in all places of his do 10 He hath not dealt with us minion: bless the LORD, O my after our sins; nor rewarded us soul. according to our iniquities.

PSALM CIV. 11 For as the heaven is high1 A meditation upon the majesty, power, and above the earth, so great is his

wonderful providence, of 'God.

glory is eternal. 33 The prophet ooweth to mercy toward them that fear praise God perpetually. him.

LESS the LORD, O my 12 As far as the east is from soul. O LORD my God, the west, so far hath he remov- thou art very great; thou art ed our transgressions from us. clothed with honour and ma

13 Like as a father pitieth his jesty : children, so the LORD pitieth 2 Who coverest thyself with them that fear him.

light as with a garment: who

for ever.

31 God's


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