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hasted away.

A meditation upon the


majesty, power, and providence. stretchest out the heavens like may bring forth food out of the a curtain :

earth : 3 Who layeth the beams of 15 And wine that maketh his chambers in the waters: who glad the heart of man, and oil maketh the clouds his chariot: to make his face to shine, who walketh upon the wings and bread which strengtheneth of the wind:

man's heart. 4 Who maketh his angels spir- 16 The trees of the LORD are its; his ministers a flaming fire : full of sap; the cedars of Leb

5 Who laid the foundations anon, which he hath planted; of the earth, that it should not 17 Where the birds make their be removed for ever.

nests : as for the stork, the fir6 Thou coveredst it with the trees are her house. deep as with a garment: the 18. The high hills are a refwaters stood above the mount- uge for the wild goats; and the ains.

rocks for the conies.

; the voice of thy thunder they seasons: the sun knoweth his

going down. 8 They go up by the mount- 20 Thou makest darkness, ains; they go down by the val- and it is night: wherein all leys unto the place which thou the beasts of the forest do creer hast founded for them.

forth. 9 Thou hast set a bound that 21 The young lions roar after they may not pass over; that their prey, and seek their meat they turn not again to cover the from God. earth.

22 The sun ariseth, they gath10 He sendeth the springs into er themselves together, and lay the valleys, which run among them down in their dens. the hills.

23 Man goeth forth unto his 11 They give drink to every work and to his labour until the beast of the field: the wild evening. asses quench their thirst.

24 O LORD, how manifold 12 By them shall the fowls are thy works! in wisdom hast of the heaven have their habi-thou made them all: the earth tation, which sing among the is full of thy riches. branches.

25 So is this great and wide 13 He watereth the hills from sea, wherein are things creephis chambers: the earth is sat-ing innumerable, both small isfied with the fruit of thy and great beasts. works.

26 There go the ships: there 14 He causeth the grass to is that leviathan, whom thou grow for the cattle, and herb hast made to play therein. for the service of man: that he 27 These wait all



An exhortation


20 praise God. that thou mayest give them | let the heart of them rejoice their meat in due season.

that seek the LORD. 28 That thou givest them, 4 Seek the LORD, and his they gather: thou openest thine strength: seek his face everhand, they are filled with good. more. 29 Thou hidest thy face,

they | 5 Remember his marvellous are troubled: thou takest away works that he hath done ; his their breath, they die, and re- wonders, and the judgments of turn to their dust.

his mouth; 30 Thou sendest forth thy spir- 6 O ye seed of Abraham his it, they are created: and thou servant, ye children of Jacob renewest the face of the earth. his chosen.

31 The glory of the LORD 7 He is the LORD our God: shall endure for ever: the LORD his judgments are in all the shall rejoice in his works. earth

32 He looketh on the earth, 8 He hath remembered his and it trembleth: he toucheth covenant for ever, the word the hills, and they smoke. which he commanded to a thou

33 I will sing unto the LORD sand generations. as long as I live: I will sing 9 Which covenant he made praise to my God while I have with Abraham, and his oath my being

unto Isaac; 34 My meditation of him shall 10 And confirmed the same unbe sweet: I will be glad in the to Jacob for a law, and to Israel LORD.

for an everlasting covenant : 35 Let the sinners be con- 11 Saying, Unto thee will I sumed out of the earth, and let give the land of Canaan, the the wicked be no more. Bless lot of your inheritance : thou the LORD, O my soul. 12 When they were but a Praise ye the LORD.

few men in number; yea, very

few, and strangers in it. 1 An exhortation to praise God, to seek him,

13 When they went from one and remember his works. 8 His providence nation to another, from one kingover Abraham, 16 over Joseph, 23 over Israel in Egypt, 26 which he plagued for their dom to another people; sake; 37 and over his people brought out of 14 He suffered no man to do Egypt, fcd in the wilderness, and planted in

them wrong: yea, he reproved O

GIVE thanks unto the kings for their sakes;

LORD; call upon his name: 15 Saying, Touch not mine make known his deeds among anointed, and do my prophets

no harm. 2 Sing unto him, sing psalms 16 Moreover he called for a unto him : talk ye of all his famine upon the land: he brake wondrous works.

the whole staff of bread. 3 Glory ye in his holy name : 17 He sent a man before them,


Canaan. .

the people.

God's care for


his servants. .

even Joseph, who was sold for and their fig-trees; and brake a servant:

the trees of their coasts. 18 Whose feet they hurt with 34 He spake, and the locusts fetters: he was laid in iron : came, and caterpillars, and that

19 Until the time that his word without number, came: the word of the LORD 35 And did eat up all the tried him.

herbs in their land, and devour20 The king sent and loosed ed the fruit of their ground. him; even the ruler of the peo- 36 He smote also all the firstple, and let him go free. born in their land, the chief of

21 He made him lord of his all their strength. house, and ruler of all his sub- 37 He brought them forth alstance:

so with silver and gold: and 22 To bind his princes at his there was not one feeble

person pleasure; and teach his sena- among their tribes. tors wisdom.

38 Egypt was glad when they 23 Israel also

came into departed: for the fear of them Egypt; and Jacob sojourned fell upon them. in the land of Ham.

39 He spread a cloud for a 24 And he increased his peo- covering; and fire to give light ple greatly; and made them in the night. stronger than their enemies. 40 The people asked, and he

25 He turned their heart to brought quails, and satisfied hate his people, to deal subtilely them with the bread of heaven. with his servants.

41 He opened the rock, and 26 He sent Moses his servant; the waters gushed out; they ran and Aaron whom he had chosen. in the dry places like a river.

27 They shewed his signs 42 For he remembered his among them, and wonders in holy promise, and Abraham his the land of Ham.

servant. 28 Hesent darkness, and made 43 And he brought forth his it dark; and they rebelled not people with joy, and his chosen against his word.

with gladness : 29 He turned their waters in- 44 And gave them the lands of to blood, and slew their fish. the heathen: and they inherit

30 Their land brought forthed the labour of the people ; frogs in abundance, in the cham- 45 That they might observe bers of their kings.

his statutes, and keep his laws. 31 He spake, and there came Praise ye the LORD. divers sorts of flies, and lice in all their coasts.


1 The psalmist echorteth to praise God for his 32 He gave them hail for rain , goodness : 4 he prayeth to share in his per und flaming fire in their land. ple's joy : 6 he rehearseth Israel's rebellions, 33 He smote their vines also

prayer and blessing.

and God's mercies : 47 he concoudeth with a

Israel's rebellions


and God's mercies. PRAISE ye the LORD. O

the LORD. 0 | 13 They soon forgat his works, give thanks unto the LORD; they waited not for his counsel: for he is good : for his mercy

14 But lusted exceedingly in endureth for ever.

the wilderness, and tempted 2 Who can utter the mighty God in the desert. acts of the LORD? who can 15 And he gave them their shew forth all his praise

request; but sent leanness into 3 Blessed are they that keep their soul. judgment, and he that doeth

16 They envied Moses also in righteousness at all times.

the camp, and Aaron the saint 4 Remember me, O LORD, of the LORD. with the favour that thou bear- 17 The earth opened and swalest unto thy peopler. O visit me lowed up Dathan, and covered with thy salvation;

the company of Abiram. 5 That I may see the good of 18 And a fire was kindled in thy chosen, that I may rejoice their company; the flame burnin the gladness of thy nation, ed up the wicked. that I may glory with thine 19 They made a calf in Hoinheritance.

reb, and worshipped the molten 6 We have sinned with our image. fathers, we have committed in- 20 Thus they changed their iquity, we have done wickedly. glory into the similitude of an

7 Our fathers understood not ox that eateth grass. thy wonders in Egypt; they re- 21 They forgat God their membered not the multitude of saviour, which had done great thy mercies; but provoked him things in Egypt; at the sea, even at the Red sea. 22 Wondrous works in the

8 Nevertheless he saved them land of Ham, and terrible things for his name's sake, that he by the Red sea. might make his mighty power

23 Therefore he said that he to be known.

would destroy them, had not 9 He rebuked the Red sea al- Moses his chosen stood before so, and it was dried up: so he him in the breach, to turn away led them through the depths, his wrath, lest he should deas through the wilderness.

10 And he saved them from 24 Yea, they despised the the hand of him that hated pleasant land, they believed not them, and redeemed them from his word : the hand of the enemy.

25 But murmured in their 11 And the waters covered tents, and hearkened not unto their enemies: there was not the voice of the LORD. one of them left.

26 Therefore he lifted up his 12 Then believed they his hand against them, to overthrow words; they sang his praise. them in the wilderness :


stroy them.

Israel's rebellions


and God's mercies.

27 To overthrow their seed 40 Therefore was the wrath of also among the nations, and to the LORD kindled against his scatter them in the lands. people, insomuch that he ab

28 They joined themselves al- horred his own inheritance. so unto Baal-peor, and ate the 41 And he gave them into sacrifices of the dead.

the hand of the heathen; and 29 Thus they provoked him they that hated them ruled over to anger with their inventions: them. and the plague brake in upon

42 Their enemies also oppressthem.

ed them, and they were brought 30 Then stood up Phinehas, into subjection under their hand. and executed judgment: and so 43 Many times did he delivthe plague was stayed. er them; but they provoked

31 And that was counted un- him with their counsel; and to him for righteousness unto were brought low for their inall generations for evermore. iquity.

32 They angered him also at 44 Nevertheless he regarded the waters of strife, so that it their affliction, when he heard went ill with Moses for their their cry: sakes :

45 And he remembered for 33 Because they provoked his them his covenant, and repentspirit, so that he spake unad- ed according to the multitude visedly with his lips.

of his mercies. 34 They did not destroy the

46 He made them also to be nations, concerning whom the pitied of all those that carried LORD commanded them:

them captives. 35 But were mingled among

47 Save us, O LORD our God, the heathen, and learned their

and gather us from among the works.

heathen, to give thanks unto 36 And they served their idols which were å snare unto them. thy holy name, and to triumph

in thy praise. 37 Yea, they sacrificed their

48 Blessed be the LORD God sons and their daughters unto of Israel from everlasting to devils, 38 And shed innocent blood, everlasting: and let all the peo

ple say, Amen. even the blood of their sons and

Praise ye the

LORD. of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan: and the land was pol- praise his goodness, 4 particularly in his luted with blood.

providence over travellers, 10 captives, 17

sick incn, 23 seamen, 33 and in the pros39 Thus were they defiled perity and affliction of whole countries. with their own works, and went

GIVE thanks unto the a whoring with their own in- LORD, for he is good : for ventions

his mercy endureth for ever.

PSALM CVII. 1 The Psalmist exhortcih God's redeemed to

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