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Evening Prayer. First Penitential Psalm.
A Pfalm of David, penn'd on some occasion of extraor-

dinary Humiliation. Ham.
Domine, ne. Pfal. VI.

Lord, me nor in

thine indignation : neither chasten me in thy displea

sure. 2 * Bones, Reins, In 2. Have mercy upon me, O ward part, do often in Lord, for I am weak : O Lord Scripture signifie the fame, as, Heart, Soul,

heal me, for my * bones are Thought. See Psalm vexed. XXXV. 10. and so pro 3. My soul also is fore troubably it fignifies here, bled : but, Lord, how long viz. my Thoughts or Heart.

wilt thou punish ine?

4. Turn thee, O Lord, and deliver my soul: O save me

for thy mercies fake. 5 [in the Grave I

5 [For in death no man recan have no opportu. membreth thee : and who will niry to do cliee Service: As long as I live I will give thee thanks in the pit?] thew forth thy Praise ; 6 I am weary of my groanhue who can celebrare ing, every night wash I my thy Name, and instruct thy People in the bed; and water my couch with Grave?] Ep. Patrick. my tears.

Psalms Explain’d. 7 My beauty is gone for very trouble : and worn away because of all mine enemies.

8 Away from me, all ye that work vanity: for the Lord hath heard the voice of my weeping.

9 The Lord hath heard my petition: the Lord will receive my prayer.

10 All mine enemies shall be [confounded,] and fore vexed: 10 [Alham'd and dirthey shall be turned back, and order'd.] put to shame suddenly. Shiggaion; that is, a Psalm or Song (Says Dr. Ham.)

of David, which he sang to the Lord, concerning the
words of Cush the Benjamite, one of Saul's Courtiers,
who bad falfly accused David. Ham. Patr.
Domine, Deus meus.

Pral. VII.
Lord my God, in thee

have I put my trust: save
me from all them that persecute
me, and deliver me;
2 Left he devour my soul like

2 By the Lian here, a lion, and tear it in pieces : Saul, whose Name he

we are to understand while there is none to help. conceals, as Sć. Paul

does Nero's, 2 Tim. iv. 17. See Psal. xix. 12. 3 O Lord my God, if I have 3.+ As Culh falsly done any such thing to or if charges me with. there be any wickedness in my our.) So hands signify.

[Actions or Behavi, [hands;]

fon. iii. 8. 4 If I have rewarded evil unto him that dealt friendly with me : yea, I have [delivered] 4 [Betrayed.] him that without any cause is mine enemy;

§ Then let mine enemy persecute my soul, and take me

yea,

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yea, let him tread my life down upon the earth, and lay mine

honour in the dust. 6 [Do thou, O God,

6 Stand up, O Lord, in thy exert

thy self in execu- wrath, and lift up thy self, beting that Judgment against Cush, which he enemies : [arise up for me in

cause of the indignation of mine has deferved, and thou ordained in thy Law, the judgment that thou hast Deut.xix: 16,17,18,19. commanded.] viz. That he who bears false Witness shall have it so done to him, as he had thought to have done to his Brother.]

7 And fo shall the congre7 + As thou haft done gation of the people come about

thee : for their fakes therefore formerly to vindicate the Innocent,

lift up thy self againt:

8 The Lord Thall judge the

people; give sentence T with 8 [On my fide.]

me,jo Lord: according to my righteousness, and according to the innocency that is in me,

9 O let the wickednefs of the ungodly come to an end : but

guide thou the juft. 10 [Secret thoughts, ] 10 For the righteous God': trifo Reins ] signiffes, eth the very hearts and (reins.] Jej. xii. 2, &c.

II My help cometh of God; whọ preserveth them that are true of heart.

12 God is a righteous judge, strong and patient : and God is

provoked every day. 13 [If the wicked Man

13 [Ifa Man will not turn, he will not return and repent, God will sharpen

will whet his sword:] he hath his Instrurnents of death bent his bow, and made it ready. and destruction.] 14 He hath prepared for him

the instruments of death: he ordaineth his arrows against the persecutors.

thine enemies: that thou might- the whole Army of the

15 Behold, she travaileth is (Cush is big, as it with mischief: he hath con were in travail, with ceived sorrow, and brought has taken great Pains in

some great Mischief; he forth ungodliness.]

hatching it, and is at 16 He hath graven and dig- last deliver'd of an ugged up a pit : and is fallen him- ly monstrous Villany. self into the destruction that he made for other.

17 For his travail shall come upon his own head : and his wickedness fhall fall on his own pate.

18 I will give thanks unto the Lord, according to his righteousness : and I will praise the Name of the Lord most High. A Psalm of David, on his killing Goliah of Gath,

I Sam. vii. (as is generally thought) in which he was eminently a Type of Christ, who came to destroy of overcome the Devil, the great Enemy of our Souls. Domine, Dominus noster. Pfal. VIII.

1 Lord' our Governour

how, excellent is thy Name in all the World : thou that hast fet' thy glory above the heavens! 2. (Out of the mouth of very

2 [ Thou gavest babes and sucklings haft thou strength to me, who am ordained strength, because of comparison of that lofest still the enemy and the avenger.]

Philistines ; which I

did not do by virtue of my Sword or Sling, so much as by that declaration of Faith and Confidence in God, which then proceeded out of my Mouth, 1 Sam. xvii. 45, 46, 47. And fo on other occasions, thou wilt make use of Persons of an Infant-like Temper, Mat. 18. 3, 4. to confound the mightiest Powers upon Earth by their Preaching, 1 Cor. 1. 27. and by the Hofanna's which the Children shall fing

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to the Meffias, fhalt silence and dash the arrogance and insolence of the Priests and ruling Jews towards him.] 4 [Thy special Pro

man,

that thou art vidence does in fo pr. mindful of him : and the son of ricular a manner watch over him.). So [Vifit), man, that (thou visitest him ?] fignifies, Gen. xxi. 1. Pfal. cvi. 4.

5 + Little. See Ge. 5. [Thou madeft him t lower neral Notes. 2. than the angels: to crown him

5 [Thou hast indeed with glory and worship.] made Mankind some.

6 Thoù makest him to have what lower than the Angels, (and that but dominion of the works of thy very little, as appears hands : and thou hast put all employed in that which things in subje&ion under his is the proper business feet; af Angels, to chastife

7 All sheep and oxen: yea, and subdue thy Ene. and the beasts of the field; mies :) And thy.. own 8 The fowls of the air, and Son shall hereafter take upon him humane Na, the fishes of the sea : and whatture; and in this re foever walketh through the Sped, for a while, be paths of the seas. lower than the Angels.

9 O Lord our Governour : But thou hast. placed Men in a state below how excellent is thy Name in Angels, that by beha- all the world! ving themselves well in this condition, they may be preferr'd to a degree of Happiness and Dignity like to that of Angels in another World: And thy Son shall thus for a time humble himself, that by suffering Death he may be crown'd with Glory and Ho. nour , and even in his Humane Nature be exalted above Angels, Eph. i. 20, 21.

The Second Day. Morning Prayer. A Pfalm of David; wherein be thanks God for the great Success he had againft

" the Philistines, and other Enemies; and begs God's Assistance in his present Difficulties.

Confitebor tibi. Pfal. IX.

Will give thanks unto thee,

O Lord, with my whole heart; I will speak of all thy marvellous works.

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