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4 For thy loving-kindness is better than the Life it self: my lips shall praise thee.

5 As long as I live will I magnifie thee on this manner: and lift up my hands in thy Namet.

5 + To implore thy 6 My soul shall be satisfied, Help, and beg thy Favour. even as it were with marrow and fatness: when my mouth praiseth thee with joyful lips.

7 Have I not remembred thee in my bed : and thought upon thee when I was waking?

8 Because thou haft been my helper : therefore under the shadow of thy wings will I rejoyce. 9 My soul [hangeth upon

9 [Keeps close to, thee] : thy right-hand hath up-. the Child on the Pa

or depends on thee as holden me.

rent. 10 These also that feek the hurt of my soul : they shall go under the earth.

I Let them fall upon the edge of the sword : that they may be a portion for foxes.

12 But the king fhall rejoyce 12 By [Swearing ] in God; all they also that swear here is meant the whole by him, shall be commended : Worship of God, of

which folemn and refor the mouth of them that verent Swearing is a speak lies shall be stopped. part, Deut. vi. 12. Ifai,

lxv. 16. and xlv. 23. fer. iv. 2. Ainsworth.

A Psalm

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Thoot ? 122 The Psalms Explain'd. 12th Day. A Psalm of David, wherein be complains of his Enemies,

and prays for deliverance.
Exaudi, Deus. Psal. LXIV.

Ear my voice, O God, in

my prayer : preserve my life from fear of the enemy. :

2 Hide me from the gathering together of the froward : and from the insurrection of wicked doers.

3 Who havewhet their tongue like a fword : and shoot out their arrows, even bitter words.

4 That they may privily suddenly do they hit him and fear not.

5 They encourage themselves in mischief: and commune a: mong themselves, how they may lay snares, and say that no man shall see them.

6 They imagine wickedness, and practise it : that they keep secret among themselves, every man in the deep of his heart.

7 But God' shall suddenly shoot at them with a swift arrow: that they shall be wounded.

8 Yea, their own tongues shall make them fall: infomuch that whoso seeth them shall laugh them to scorn.

9 And all men that see it, shall say, This hath God done: for they shall perceive that it is his work.

10 The righteous shall rejoyce in the Lord, and put his trust in him: and all they that are true of heart shall be glad.

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Evening Prayer. A Pfalm of David, wherein, as he praises God for other

Mercies, so especially for plentiful Showers, which there-
fore probably was composed after the Three Tears Famine,
mentioned 2 Sam. xxi.

Te decet hymnus. Psal. LXV,
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Hou, O God, art praised

in Sion : and unto thee fhall the vow be performed in Jerusalem.

2 Thou that heareft the prayer; unto thee shall all flesh come.

3 My misdeeds prevail against me: O be thou merciful unto our sins. 4 Blessed is the man whom Place, where the Ark

4 [Thy most Holy thou chooseft, and receiveft stands.] Pfal

. v. 7, unto thee: he shall dwell in thy court, and shall be satisfied with the pleasures of thy house, even of [thy holy temple.] 5

Thou shalt shew us won-
derful things in thy righteouf-
ness, O God of our salvation:
thou that art the hope of all the
ends of the earth, and of them
that remain in the broad sea.

6 Who in his strength setteth
fast the mountains : and is gird-
ed about with power.
7 Who stilleth the raging of

the

the sea : and the noise of his waves, and the madness of the

people. 8 * Tokens :) 'Tis · 8 [They also that dwell in the very same word in

the uttermoft parts of the earth, the Hebrew which is translated Signs, Gen. i. shall be afraid at thy * tokens: 14. and is meant of thou that makest* theout-goings the same things, that is, of the morning and evening to the Sun, Moon, and Stars, to which we may

praise thee.] (perhaps) add the Meteors, especially the Thunder; all which are manifest Tokens and Proofs of the Divine Power.

* The out-goings of the Morning) are the Light and Sun. * The oxt-goings

of the Evening) are the Moon and Stars. [The remotest People of the Earth, when they fee and confider the Motions of the Sun, Moon, Scars, Lightning, and Thunder, shall have some apprehensions and fear of thy Power, who haft fo made and order'd the returns of Day and Night, as to provoke Men thereby to praise thee the Author of them.]

9 Thou visitest the earth, and blefseft it: thou makeft is very

plenteous. 10 * The River of

IO * The river of God is full God; ] that is, the Rain, of water : thou preparest their or Clouds from whence the Rain proceeds. corn, for so thou providest for Ham. Patrick, Ainu. the earth. See Psalm xxix. 9. II Thou waterest her fur

rows, thou sendeft rain into the

little valleys thereof : thou makest it foft with the drops of rain, and blesseft the increase of it.

12 Thou crowneft the year with thy goodness : and thy

clouds drop fatness. 13, 14. In what sense

13 They shall drop upon the the Hlus, Valleys, doc. dwellings of the wilderness : may be said to rejoyce. and the little hills shall rejoyce See Psalm xcvi, 11, 12.

on every fide.
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A Song or Psalm, on occasion of some remarkable

Deliverance.

Jubilate Deo. Plal. LXVI.
Be joyful in God, all ye

lands : sing praises unto
the honour of his Name, make
his praise to be glorious.

2 Say unto God, o how
wonderfulart thouinthy works:
[through the greatness of thy Power

, whereby chou

2. (The miraculous power shall thine enemies be conquerest all that opfound liars unto thee.

pose thee, shall cause many that are Enemies in their Heart to thee, and thy People, to prerend Friendship and Submiffion, as if they hoped to deceive thee, bur in vain ; for thou findest out all their Hypocrisy, and knowest their creacherous Intentions.]

3 For all the world shall worfhip thee: sing of thee, and praise thy Name.

4 O come hither, and behold the works of God: how wonderful he is in his doing toward the children of men.

5 He turned the sea into dry land: so that they went through the water on foot ; there did 5 [Our Forefathers]

common way of [we) rejoyce thereof.

speaking amongst all Writers, Hof. xii. 4. just as if an English-Man should say, We received the Christian Faith above Eleven hundred Years ago.

6 He rulegh with his power for ever, his eyes behold the people: and (such as will not 6 [Unbelieving Abelieve,] shall not be able to postačes.] exalt themselves.

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