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Complaint for the church. PSALMS.. Exhortation to praise God. Where is their God ? let him be known 18 So will not we go back from thee: among the heathen in our sight by the re-quicken us, and we will call upon thy venging of the blood of thy servants which name. is shed:

119 Turn us again, O Lord God of hosts. 11 Let the sighing of the prisoner come cause thy face to shine ; and we shall be before thee; according to the greatness of saved. thy power preserve thou those that are ap

PSALM LXXXI. pointed to die;

To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A 12 And render unto our neighbours se

Psalm of Asaph. ven-fold into their bosom their reproach, SING aloud unto God our strength: wherewith they have reproached thee, On make a joyful noise unto the God of Lord.

Jacob. 13 So we thy people and sheep of thy 2 Take a psalm and bring hither the pasture will give thee thanks for ever: we timbrel, the pleasant harp with the psaltery. will shew forth thy praise to all generations. 3 Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, PSALM LXXX.

in the time appointed, on our solemn feastTo the chief Musician upon Shoshan- day

nim Eduth, A Psalm of Asaph. 1 4 For this was a statute for Israel, and DIVE ear, O Shepherd of Israel, thou a law of the God of Jacob.

V that leadest Joseph like a flock; thou 5 This he ordained in Joseph for a testhat dwellest between the cherubims, shine timony, when he went out through the forth.

land of Egypt: where I heard a language 2 Before Ephraim and Benjamin and that I understood not. Manasseh stir up thy strength, and come 6 I removed his shoulder from the burand save us.

den: his hands were delivered from the 3 Turn us again, O God, and cause thy | pots. face to shine; and we shall be saved.

Thou calledst in trouble, and I deliver4 O LORD God of hosts, how long wilt ed thee; I answered thee in the secret thou be angry against the prayer of thy place of thunder : I proved thee at the people ?

waters of Meribah. Selah. 5 Thou feedest them with the bread of 8 Hear, O my people, and I will testify tears; and givest them tears to drink in unto thee: 0 Israel, if thou wilt hearken great measure.

unto me; 6 Thou makest us a strife unto our 9 There shall no strange god be in thee; neighbours : and our enemies laugh among neither shalt thou worship any strange themselves.

god. 7 Turn us again, O God of hosts, and 10 I am the LORD thy God which cause thy face to shine; and we shall be brought thee out of the land of Egypt : saved.

open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it. 8 Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt: 11 But my people would not hearken to thou hast cast out the heathen and planted it. my voice; and Israel would none of me.

9 Thou preparedst room before it, and 12 So I gave them up unto their own didst cause it to take deep root, and it filled hearts' lust: and they walked in their own the land.

counsels. 10 The hills were covered with the 13 O that my people had hearkened unto shadow of it, and the boughs thereof were me, and Israel had walked in my ways! like the goodly cedars.

1 14 I should soon have subdued their 11 She sent out her boughs unto the sea, enemies, and turned my hand against their and her branches unto the river.

adversaries. 12 Why hast thou then broken down 15 The haters of the Lord should have her hedges, so that all they which pass by submitted themselves unto him: but their the way do pluck her?

time should have endured for ever. 13 The boar out of the wood doth waste 16 He should have fed them also with it, and the wild beast of the field doth de- the finest of the wheat: and with honey vour it.

out of the rock should I have satisfied thee. 14 Return, we beseech thee, O God of

PSALM LXXXII. hosts : look down from heaven, and behold,

(A Psalm of Asaph. and visit this vine;

C OD standeth in the congregation of the 15 And the vineyard which thy right G mighty; he judgeth among the gods. hand hath planted, and the branch that 2 How long will ye judge unjustly, and thou madest strong for thyself.

accept the persons of the wicked ? Selah. 16 It is burnt with fire, it is cut down : 3 Defend the poor and fatherless : do they perish at the rebuke of thy counte- justice to the afflicted and needy. nance.

4 Deliver the poor and needy : rid then 17 Let thy hand be upon the man of out of the hand of the wicked. thy right hand, upon the son of man whom 5 They know not, neither will they thou madest strong for thyself.

understand: they walk on in darkness

Against church-oppressors. PSALMS. David prays for God's mercies. all the foundations of the earth are out of stars, O LORD of hosts, my King, and my course.

God. 6 I have said, Ye are gods; and all of 4 Blessed are they that dwell in thy you are children of the Most High. house: they will be still praising thee.

7 But ye shall die like men, and fall like Selah. one of the princes.

5 Blessed is the man whose strength is 8 Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou in thee; in whose heart are the ways of shalt inherit all nations.


6 Who passing through the valley of (A Song or Psalm of Asaph. Baca make it a well; the rain also filleth T EEP not thou silence, O God : hold the pools.

N not thy peace, and be not still, O 7 They go from strength to strength, God.

every one of them in Zion appeareth before 2 For lo, thine enemies make a tumult: God. and they that hate thee have lifted up the 8 O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer. head.

give ear, O God of Jacob. Selah. 3 They have taken crafty counsel against 9 Behold, O God our shield, and look thy people, and consulted against thy hid- upon the face of thine anointed. den ones.

10 For a day in thy courts is better than 4 They have said, Come, and let us cut a thousand. I had rather be a door-keeper them off from being a nation; that the in the house of my God, than to dwell in name of Israel may be no more in remem- the tents of wickedness. brance,

| 11 For the LORD God is a sun and 5 For they have consulted together with shield : the LORD will give grace and glory; one consent: they are confederate against no good thing will he withhold from them thee:

that walk uprightly. 6 The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ish- 12 O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man maelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes; that trusteth in thee. ✓ Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek ; the

PSALM LXxxv. Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre; 1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the 8 Assur also is joined with them : they

sons of Korah. have holpen the children of Lot. Selah. T ORD, thou hast been favourable unto

9 Do unto them as unto the Midianites; U thy land: thou hast brought back the as to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the brook of captivity of Jacob. Kison:

| 2 Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy 10 Which perished at En-dor: they be- people, thou hast covered all their sin. came as dung for the earth.

Selah. 11 Make their nobles like Oreb, and 3 Thou hast taken away all thy wrath : like Zeeb: yea, all their princes as Ze- thou hast turned thyself from the fierceness bah, and as Zalmunna :

of thine anger. 12 Who said, Let us take to ourselves 4 Turn us, O God of our salvation, and the houses of God in possession.

cause thine anger toward us to cease. 13 O my God, make them like a wheel ;l 5 Wilt thou be angry with us for ever ? as the stubble before the wind.

wilt thou draw out thine anger to all gene14 As the fire burneth a wood, and asrations ? the flame setteth the mountains on fire; 6 Wilt thou not revive us again: that

15 So persecute them with thy tempest, thy people may rejoice in thee? and make them afraid with thy storm.

Shew us thy mercy, O LORD, and 16 Fill their faces with shame; that they grant us thy salvation. may seek thy name, O LORD.

8 I will hear what God the LORD will 17 Let them be confounded and troubled speak : for he will speak peace unto his for ever; yea, let them be put to shame, people, and to his saints: but let them not and perish :

turn again to folly. 18 That men may know that thou, whose 9 Surely his salvation is nigh them that name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most fear him; that glory may dwell in our high over all the earth.


10 Mercy and truth are met together; To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A righteousness and peace have kissed each

Psalm for the sons of Korah. other. H OW amiable are thy tabernacles, 0 11 Truth shall spring out of the earth; I Lord of hosts!

and righteousness shall look down from 2 My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for heaven. the courts of the LORD: my heart and my 12 Yea, the LORD shall give that which flesh crieth out for the living God.

is good; and our land shall yield her in3 Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, crease. and the swallow a nest for herself, where 13 Righteousness shall go before him; she may lay her young, even thine al- and shall set us in the way of his steps.

The goodness and power of God. PSALMS.

A mournful prayer. PSALM LXXXVI.

instruments shall be there: all my springs TA Prayer of David.

are in thee. DOW down thine ear, O LORD, hear me:

PSALM LXXXVIII. D for I am poor and needy.

TA Song or Psalm for the sons of Korah, 2 Preserve my soul; for I arn holy: Ol to the chief Musician upon Mahalath thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth Leannoth, Maschil of Heman the Ezrain thee.

hite. 3 Be merciful unto me, O LORD: for I n LORD God of my salvation, I have cry unto thee daily.

U cried day and night before thee: 4 Rejoice the soul of thy servant : for 2 Let my prayer come before thee: inunto thee, O LORD, do I lift up my soul. cline thine ear unto my cry;

5 For thou, LORD, art good, and ready 3 For my soul is full of troubles : and my to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto life draweth nigh unto the grave. all them that call upon thee.

4 I am counted with them that go down 6 Give ear, O LORD, unto my prayer; into the pit: I am as a man that hath no and attend to the voice of my supplications. strength:

7 In the day of my trouble I will call 5 Free among the dead, like the slain upon thee: for thou wilt answer me. that lie in the grave, whom thou remem

8 Among the gods there is none like unto berest no more: and they are cut off from thee, O LORD; neither are there any works thy hand. like unto thy works.

| 6 Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, in 9 All nations whom thou hast made shall darkness, in the deeps. come and worship before thee, O LORD; 7 Thy wrath lieth hard upon me, and and shall glorify thy name.

thou hast afflicted me with all thy waves. 10 For thou art great, and doest won- Selah. drous things: thou art God alone. 18 Thou hast put away mine acquaintance

11 Teach me thy way, O LORD; I will far from me; thou hast made me an abomiwalk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear nation unto them: I am shut up, and I canthy name.

not come forth. 12 I will praise thee, O LORD my God, 9 Mine eye mourneth by reason of afwith all my heart: and I will glorify thy Aliction : LORD, I have called daily upon name for evermore.

thee, I have stretched out my hands unto 13 For great is thy mercy toward me: thee. and thou hast delivered my soul from the 10 Wilt thou shew wonders to the dead? lowest hell."

Ishall the dead arise and praise thee? Se 14 O God, the proud are risen against lah. me, and the assemblies of violent men have. 11 Shall thy loving-kindness be declared sought after my soul; and have not set thee in the grave ? or thy faithfulness in destrucbefore them.

tion ? 15 But thou, O LORD, art a God full of 12 Shall thy wonders be known in the compassion, and gracious, long-suffering, dark? and thy righteousness in the land of and plenteous in mercy and truth.

forgetfulness? 160 turn unto me, and have mercy upon 13 But unto thee have I cried, O LORD; me; give thy strength unto thy servant, and and in the morning shall my prayer presave the son of thine handmaid.

vent thee. 17 Shew me a token for good ; that they 14 LORD, why casteth thou off my soul ? which hate me may see it, and be ashamed: why hidest thou thy face from me? because thou, LORD, hast holpen me, and 15 I am afflicted and ready to die from comforted me.

my youth up: while I suffer thy terrors I PSALM LXXXVII.

am distracted. SA Psalm or Song for the sons of Korab. 16 Thy fierce wrath goeth over me; thy H IS foundation is in the holy mountains. terrors have cut me off. IT 2 The LORD loveth the gates of 17 They came round about me daily Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob. like water; they compassed me about to

3 Glorious things are spoken of thee, O gether. city of God. Selah.

18 Lover and friend hast thou put far 4 I will make mention of Rahab and from me, and mine acquaintance into darkBabylon to them that know me: behold ness. Philistia, and Tyre, with Ethiopia ; this

PSALM LXXXIX. man was born there.

. Maschil of Ethan the Ezrahite. 5 And of Zion it shall be said, This and T WILL sing of the mercies of the LORD that man was born in her: and the Highest 1 for ever : with my mouth will I make himself shall establish her.

known thy faithfulness to all generations. 6 The LORD shall count, when he writeth 2 For I have said, Mercy shall be built up the people, that this man was born there. up for ever : thy faithfulness shalt thou esSelah.

tablish in the very heavens. 7 As well the singers as the players on! 3 I have made a covenant with my

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Thankfulness for God's mercies. PSALMS. David s complaint and prayer. chosen, I have sworn unto David my ser-| 27 Also I will make him my first-born, vant,

higher than the kings of the earth. 4 'Thy seed will I establish for ever, and 28 My mercy will I keep for him for build up thy throne to all generations. Se- evermore, and my covenant shall stand fast lah.

with him. 5 And the heavens shall praise thy won-| 29 His seed also will I make to endure ders, O LORD: thy faithfulness also in the for ever, and his throne as the days of heacongregation of the saints.

ven. 6 For who in the heaven can be com- 30 If his children forsake my law, and pared unto the LORD ? who among the sons walk not in my judgments; of the mighty can be likened unto the 31 If they break my statutes, and keep LORD?

not my commandments; 7 God is greatly to be feared in the as- 32 Then will I visit their transgression sembly of the saints, and to be had in re- with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes. verence of all them that are about him. 33 Nevertheless my loving-kindness will

8 O LORD God of hosts, who is a strong I not utterly take from him, nor suffer my LORD like unto thee? or to thy faithfulness faithfulness to fail. round about thee?

| 34 My covenant will I not break, nor 9 Thou rulest the raging of the sea : alter the thing that is gone out of my when the waves thereof arise, thou stillest lips. * them.

35 Once have I sworn by my holiness 10 Thou hast broken Rahab in pieces, that I will not lie unto David. as one that is slain; thou hast scattered 36 His seed shall endure for ever, and thine enemies with thy strong arm. his throne as the sun before me.

11 The heavens are thine, the earth also 37 It shall be established for ever as the is thine: as for the world, and the fulness moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven. thereof, thou hast founded them.

Selah. 12 The north and the south thou hast 38 But thou hast cast off and abhorred, created them: Tabor and Hermon shall thou hast been wroth with thine anointed. rejoice in thy name.

39 Thou hast made void the covenant of 13 Thou hast a mighty arm: strong is thy servant: thou hast profaned his crown thy hand, and high is thy right hand. by casting it to the ground.

14 Justice and judgment are the habita- 40 Thou hast broken down all his hedges; tion of thy throne: mercy and truth shall thou hast brought his strong holds to ruin. go before thy face.

| 41 All that pass by the way spoil him: 15 Blessed is the people that know the he is a reproach to his neighbours. joyful sound: they shall walk, O LORD, in 42 Thou hast set up the right hand of the light of thy countenance.

This adversaries; thou hast made all his ene16 In thy name shall they rejoice all the mies to rejoice. day: and in thy righteousness shall they 43 Thou hast also turned the edge of his be exalted.

sword, and hast not made him to stand in 17 For thou art the glory of their the battle. strength; and in thy favour our horn shall 44 Thou hast made his glory to cease, be exalted.

and cast his throne down to the ground. 18 For the Lord is our defence; and the 45 The days of his youth hast thou shortHoly One of Israel is our King.

ened: thou hast covered him with shame. 19 Then thou spakest in vision to thy Selah. Holy One, and saidst, I have laid help upon 46 How long, LORD, wilt thou hide thyone that is mighty; I have exalted one self? for ever ? shall thy wrath burn like chosen out of the people.

fire? 20 I have found David my servant ; with 47 Remember how short my time is : my holy oil have I anointed him :

wherefore hast thou made all men in vain ? 21 With whom my hand shall be esta- 48 What man is he that liveth, and shall blished : mine arm also shall strengthen not see death ? shall he deliver his soul

from the hand of the grave ? Selah. 22 The enemy shall not exact upon him;. 49 LORD, where are thy former lovingnor the son of wickedness afflict him. kindnesses, which thou swarest unto David

23 And I will beat down his foes before in thy truth ? his face, and plague them that hate him. I 50. Remember, LORD, the reproach of

24 But my faithfulness and my mercy thy servants; how I do bear in my bosom shall be with him: and in my name shall the reproach of all the mighty people; his horn be exalted.

| 51 Wherewith thine enemies have re25 I will set his hand also in the sea, and proached, O Lord; wherewith they have his right hand in the rivers.

reproached the footsteps of thine anoint26 He shall cry unto me, Thou art my ed. Father, my God, and the Rock of my sal- 52 Blessed be the LORD for evermore. vation.

|Amen, and amen.

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The state of the godly.

PSALMS. Exhortation to praise God. PSALM XC.

| 6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in TA Prayer of Moses the man of God. darkness; nor for the destruction that wastT ORD, thou hast been our dwelling. eth at noon-day. I place in all generations.

1 7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and 2 Before the mountains were brought ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth not come nigh thee. and the world, even from everlasting to 8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold everlasting, thou art God.

and see the reward of the wicked. 3 Thou turnest man to destruction; and! 9 Because thou hast made the LORD sayest, Return, ye children of men. I which is my refuge, even the Most High,

4 For a thousand years in thy sight are thy habitation; but as yesterday when it is past, and as a 10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither watch in the night.

shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. 5 Thou carriest them away as with a 11 For he shall give his angels charge flood; they are as a sleep; in the morning over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. they are like grass which groweth up. 1. 12 They shall bear thee up in their hands,

6 In the morning it flourisheth, and grow- lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. eth up; in the evening it is cut down, and 13 Thou shali tread upon the lion and withereth.

adder : the young lion and the dragon shalt 7 For we are consumed by thine anger, thou trample under feet. and by thy wrath are we troubled. T 14 Because he hath set his love upon

8 Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set our secret sins in the light of thy counte-him on high, because he hath known my nance.

name. 9 For all our days are passed away in 15 He shall call upon me, and I will anthy wrath : we spend our years as a tale swer him: I will be with him in trouble; I that is told.

will deliver him, and honour him. 10 The days of our years are threescore 16 With long life will I satisfy him, and years and ten; and if by reason of strength shew him my salvation. they be fourscore years, yet is their strength

PSALM XCII. labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, I A Psalm or Song for the sabbath day. and we fly away.

| 7T is a good thing to give thanks unto 11 Who knoweth the power of thine the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy anger ? even according to thy fear, so is name, O Most High. thy wrath.

| 2 To shew forth thy loving-kindness in 12 So teach us to number our days, that the morning, and thy faithfulness every we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.. night,

13 Return, O LORD, how long ? and let 3 Upon an instrument of ten strings, and it repent thee concerning thy servants. lupon the psaltery; upon the harp with a

14 0 satisfy us early with thy mercy ; solemn sound. that we may rejoice and be glad all our 4 For thou, LORD, hast made me glad days.

|through thy work: I will triumph in the 15 Make us glad according to the days works of thy hands. wherein thou hast afflicted us, and the years 5 O Lord, how great are thy works! wherein we have seen evil.

and thy thoughts are very deep. 16 Let thy work appear unto thy ser- 6 A brutish man knoweth not; neither vants, and thy glory unto their children. doth a fool understand this.

17 And let the beauty of the LORD our 7 When the wicked spring as the grass, God be upon us : and establish thou the and when all the workers of iniquity do work of our hands upon us; yea, the work flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed of our hands establish thou it.

for ever : PSALM XCI.

8 But thou, LORD, art most high for LTE that dwelleth in the secret place of levermore. 11 the Most High shall abide under the 9 For lo, thine enemies, O LORD, for shadow of the Almighty.

llo, thine enemies shall perish; all the 2 I will say of the LORD, He is my re-workers of iniquity shall be scattered. fuge and my fortress : my God; in him 10 But my horn shalt thou exalt like the will I trust.

horn of an unicorn: I shall be anointed 3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the with fresh oil. snare of the fowler, and from the noisome 11 Mine eye also shall see my desire on pestilence.

mine enemies, and mine ears shall hear 4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, my desire of the wicked that rise up against and under his wings shalt thou trust : his me. truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

12 The righteous shall flourish like the 5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror palm-tree: he shall grow like a cedar in by night ; nor for the arrow that flieth by Lebanon.

13 Those that be planted in the house of

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