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Safety of the godly.

PSALMS. Prayer for the church. LORD, which made heaven and 8 For my brethren and coinearth.

panions' sakes, I will now say, 3 He will not suffer thy foot Peace be within thee. to be moved : he that keepeth 9 Because of the house of the thee will not slumber.

Lord our God I will seek thy 4 Behold, he that keepeth Is- good. rael shall neither slumber nor


1 The righteous profess their confidence in God 5 The Lord is thy keeper : 3 and pray to be delivered from contempt. the Lord is thy shade upon thy

TA Song of degrees. right hand.

NTO thee lift I up mine 6 The sun shall not smite thee

eyes, O thou that dwellest by day, nor the moon by night. in the heavens.

7 The LORD shall preserve 2 Behold, as the eyes of ser. thee from all evil: he shall vants look unto the hand of preserve thy soul.

their masters, and as the eyes 8 The Lord shall preserve thy of a maiden unto the hand of going out and thy coming in her mistress; so our eyes wait from this time forth, and even upon the Lord our God, until for evermore.

that he have mercy upon us. PSALM CXXII.

3 Have mercy upon us, O i David professeth his joy for the church, Lord, have mercy upon us : for

6 and prayeth for the peace thereof. we are exceedingly filled with TA Song of degrees of David.


4 unto me, Let us go into ed with the scorning of those the house of the LORD.

that are at ease, and with the 2 Our feet shall stand within contempt of the proud. thy gates, O Jerusalem.

PSALM CXXIV 3 Jerusalem is builded as a

The church blesseth God for a miraculous city that is compact together:

deliverance. 4 Whither the tribes go up, the T A Song of degrees of David. tribes of the LORD, unto the tes- F it had not been the LORD


timony of Israel, to give that If it had not been the Lord


unto the name of the LORD. may Israel say;

5 For there are set thrones 2 of judgment, the thrones of the who was on our side, when house of David.

men rose up against us: 6 Pray for the peace of Jeru- 3 Then they had swallowed salem: they shall prosper that

us up quick, when their wrath love thee.

was kindled against us: 7 Peace be within thy walls, 4 Then the waters had overand prosperity within thy pal whelmed us, the stream had

gone over our soul:






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The church's deliverance. PSALMS. Her return from captivity.

5 Then the proud waters had 2 Then was our mouth filled gone over our soul.

with laughter, and our tongue
6 Blessed be the LORD, who with singing: then said they
hath not given us as a prey to among the heathen, The Lord
their teeth.

hath done great things for them.
7 Our soul is escaped as a 3 The Lord hath done great
bird out of the snare of the things for us; whereof we are
fowlers: the snare is broken, glad.
and we are escaped.

4 Turn again our captivity, O
8 Our help is in the name of Lord, as the streams in the south.
the LORD, who made heaven 5 They that sow in tears shall
and earth.

reap in joy. PSALM CXXV.

6 He that goeth forth and
i The safety of such as trust in God. 4 A weepeth, bearing precious seed,
prayer for the upright in heart.

shall doubtless come again with
TA Song of degrees.
HEY that trust in the

with him.
LORD shall be as mount

Zion, which cannot be remov-

1 The vanity of human endeavours without God's
ed, but abideth for ever.

blessing. 3 Children are his gift.
2 As the mountains are round TA Song of degrees for Solomon.
about ,

build the
is round his from

labour in vain
henceforth even for ever. that build it : except the Lord

3 For the rod of the wicked keep the city, the watchman
shall not rest upon the lot of waketh but in vain.
the righteous : lest the right- 2 It is vain for you to rise up
eous put forth their hands un-early, to sit up late, to eat the
to iniquity:

bread of sorrows: for so he
4 Do good, O Lord, unto those giveth his beloved sleep.
that be good, and to them that 3 Lo, children are a heritage
are upright in their hearts. of the Lord: and the fruit of

5 As for such as turn aside the womb is his reward.
unto their crooked ways, the

4 As arrows are in the hand
Lord shall lead them forth of a mighty man; so are chil-
with the workers of iniquity: dren of the youth.
but shall be upon Israel.

5 Happy is the man that hath
PSALM CXXVI. his quiver full of them : they
1 The church, celebrating her return from caption shall not be ashamed, but they
ity, 4 prayeth for, and prophesieth her success.
1 A Song of degrees.

shall speak with the enemies
HEN the LORD turned

in the gate. again the captivity of

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PSALM CXXVIII. Zion, we were like them that

The sundry blessings which follow them that dream.

1 A Song of degrees.


fear God.

there 7 V

4 Behold, that thus

shall the OUT of the depths have I

Children the gift of God.

PSALMS. His goodness to Israel. LESSED is every one that | eth not his hand; nor he that

feareth the LORD; that bindeth sheaves his bosom. walketh in his ways.

8 Neither do they which go 2 For thou shalt eat the la- by say, The blessing of the bour of thine hands: happy Lord be upon you: we bless shalt thou be, and it shall be you in the name of the Lord. well with thee.

PSALM CXXX. 3 Thy wife shall be as a fruit

1 The psalmist professeth his confidence in ful vine by the sides of thine God, 5 and his patience in hope. 7 He

exhorteth Israel to hope in God. house: thy children like olive

T A Song of degrees. plants round about thy table.

. man be blessed that feareth the

2 Lord, hear my voice: let LORD.

thine ears be attentive to the 5 The LORD shall bless thee

voice of my supplications. out of Zion: and thou shalt of all

mark the days of thy life.

shall stand ? 6 Yea, thou shalt see thy chil

4 But there is forgiveness with dren's children, and peace upon thee, that thou mayest be feared. Israel.

5 I wait for the Lord, my soul PSALM CXXIX. 1 An exhortation to praise God for saving

doth wait, and in his word do Israel in their great afflictions. 5 The haters of the church are cursed. 1 A Song of degrees.

6 My soul waiteth for the Lord ANY a time have they the morning : I say, more than

more than they that watch for afflicted me youth, may Israel now say: 2 Many a time have they

ing afflicted me from my youth; for with the LORD there is mercy,

7 Let Israel hope in the LORD: yet they have not prevailed and with him is plenteous reagainst me. 3 The ploughers ploughed


8 And he shall redeem Israel upon my back: they made

from all his iniquities. long their furrows.

PSALM CXXXI. 4 The Lord is righteous : he

1 David, professing his humility, 3 exhortelk hath. cut asunder the cords of

Israel to hope in God. the wicked.

TA Song of degrees of David. 5 Let them all be confounded

Zion haughty, nor mine eyes 6 Let them be as the grass lofty: neither do I exercise upon the housetops, which wi. myself in great matters, or in thereth afore it groweth up: things too high for me. 7 Wherewith the mower fill- 2 Surely I have behaved and

I hope.

from my

David's humility.


His care for the ark. quieted myself, as a child that | ny that I shall teach them, is weaned of his mother: my their children shall also sit upsoul is even as a weaned child. on thy throne for evermore.

3 Let Israel hope in the LORD 13 For the LORD hath chosen from henceforth and for ever. Zion; he hath desired it for his

PSALM CXXXII. habitation. 1 David in his prayer commendeth unto God 14 This is my rest for ever: his pious care for the ark.

8 His prayer at the removing of the ark, 11 with a repetition

here will I dwell; for I have of God's promises.

desired it. 1 A Song of degrees.

15 I will abundantly bless ORD, remember David, and her provision: I will satisfy

LORD ile mictions :

2 How he sware unto the

16 LORD, and vowed unto the with salvation : and her saints mighty God of Jacob;

shall shout aloud for joy. 3 Surely I will not come into 17 There will I make the horn the tabernacle of my house, nor of David to bud: I have ordaingo up into my bed;

ed a lamp for mine anointed. 4 I will not give sleep to mine 18 His enemies will I clothe eyes, or slumber to mine eye- with shame: but upon

himself lids.

shall his crown flourish. 5 Until I find out a place for PSALM CXXXIII. the LORD, a habitation for the

The benefit of the communion of saints. mighty God of Jacob.

TA Song of degrees of David.

6 Lo, we heard of it at Ephras B pleasant it is for brethren

tah: we found it in the fields of the wood.

to dwell together in unity! 7 We will go into his taber- 2 It is like the precious ointnacles : we will worship at his ment upon the head, that ran footstool.

down upon the beard, even Aa8 Arise, O Lord, into thy rest; ron's beard: that went down to thou, and the ark of thy strength. the skirts of his garments;

9 Let thy priests be clothed 3 As the dew of Hermon, and with righteousness; and let as the dew that descended upon thy saints shout for joy. the inountains of Zion: for there

10 For thy servant David's the Lord commanded the blesssake turn not away the face ing, even life for evermore. of thine anointed.

PSALM CXXXIV. 11 The Lord hath sworn in truth unto David; he will not T A Song of degrees. ; Of

EHOLD, bless ye the LORD, body will I set upon thy throne. all ye servants of the LORD,

12 If thy children will keep which by night stand in the my covenant and my testimo- house of the LORD.

An exhortation to bless God.

bless God



to praise God. 2 Lift up your hands in the 12 And gave their land for a sanctuary, and bless the LORD. heritage, a heritage unto Israel

3 The Lord that made heaven his people. and earth bless thee outof Zion. 13 Thy name, O Lord, endurPSALM CXXXV.

eth for ever; and thy memo1 An exhortation to praise God for his mercy, rial, O Lord, throughout all The vanity of idols. 19 An exhortation to generations.

14 For the Lord will judge his RAISE

ye the Lord. Praise people, and he will repent himye the name of the Lord; self concerning his servants. praise him, Oye servants of the ,

15 The idols of the heathen LORD.

are silver and gold, the work 2 Ye that stand in the house of men's hands. of the LORD, in the courts of 16 They have mouths, but the house of our God,

they speak not; eyes have they, 3 Praise the LORD; for the but they see not; Lord is good : sing praises un- 17 They have ears, but they to his name; for it is pleasant. hear not; neither is there any

4 For the LORD hath chosen breath in their mouths. Jacob unto himself, and Israel 18 They that make them are for his peculiar treasure. like unto them: so is every one

5 For I know that the LORD that trusteth in them. is great, and that our Lord is 19 Bless the LORD, O house of above all gods.

Israel: bless the LORD, O house 6 Whatsoever the LORD pleas- of Aaron: ed, that did he in heaven, and 20 Bless the Lord, 0 house in earth, in the seas, and all of Levi: ye that fear the LORD, deep places.

bless the LORD. 7 He causeth the vapours to

21 Blessed be the LORD out of ascend from the ends of the Zion, which dwelleth at Jeruearth; he maketh lightnings salem. Praise ye the LORD. for the rain; he bringeth the wind out of his treasuries.


An exhortation to give thanks to God for 8 Who smote the firstborn of

particular mercies. both of man . H give thanks unto the 9 Who sent tokens and won. LORD; for he is good : for ders into the midst of thee, his mercy endureth for ever. O Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and 2 Oh give thanks unto the upon all his servants.

God of gods: for his mercy en10 Who smote great nations, dureth for ever. and slew mighty kings;

3 Oh give thanks to the Lord 11 Sihon king of the Amorites, of lords: for his mercy enduand Og king of Bashan, and all reth for ever: the kingdoms of Canaan: 4 To him who alone doeth

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