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land: that I may root out all wicked doers from the city of the Lord.
The Twentieth Day. Morning Prayer. A Prayer of the Amiced, when he is overwhelm’d,
and poureth out his Complaint before the Lord. Composed when the Seventy Tears of the Captivity were almost, or altogether expired. The Pious Person who Indited it was actually return'd to Jerusalem, and bad seen its Ruines, in all probability. See ver. 14. tho” by reason of Sickness, on some ill accident in his way thi ther, he gives himself over for a dead Man, ver.23,11.
Fifth Penitential Pfalm.
Ear my prayer, O Lord:
and let my crying come unto thee.
2 Hide not thy face from me in the time of my trouble: incline thine ears unto me when I call; O hear me, and that right soon.
3 For my Days are consumed away like smoke: and my bones are burnt up as it viere a fire-brand.
4 My heart is smitten down, and withered like grass : so that I forget to eat my bread. 5
For the voice of my groaning: my bones will scarce
cleave to my flesh. 6 (I am like the most
6 [I am become like a pelisolitary, melancholick Birds, which avoid the
can in the wilderness: and like society even of their an owl that is in the defert.] own kind.]
7 I have
together against meathe
7 I have watched, and am
8 Miné enemies revile me all'the day long: and they that are mad upon me, are tworn 9 (For I have eaten alhes as
9. | The Aihes
which I lie; mingid my drink with weeping; ] Meat, as my Tears,
which I let fall in abundange, do with iny Drink.] 10 And that because of thine 10 [Thou haft first indignation and wrathiht for lifted me up, but 'twas [ehou hast taken me up, and again with the greater
, to me caft me down.]. Elle violence.
II My days are gone like a T shadow 7: I am withered like utfl'hich being come
toits utmast length, Jopit grafs.
13. (Tlie 70 Yearse mercy upon Sion : [for it is which was the time time that thou have mercy up- prenx'd for the deliveon her : yea, the time is conne] now on the point of being expired; Jer
. xxix. 10,11. we begin to expect that show Thonidd exerc thy self, and take pity on our desolations:
14. And wliy ? thy fervarits think upon her stones : and it pitieth them to see her in the dust.
IŠ The heathen shall feår tiy Naine, 0 Lörd ; and all the kings of the earth thiy Ma+
16 When the Lord shall build up Sion: and when his glory fhall appear ; 17 When he turneth him unprayer
of the poor de stitute and despiseth not their
defire. 18 + Wonderful delic 18 This + shall be written
for those that come after : and the people which shall be born shall praise the Lord.
19 For he hath looked down from his Sanctuary: out of the heaven did the Lord behold the
earth; 20 [ And -restore
0:20 That he might hear the those to their Native Country, whose lives mournings of such as are in and Liberties were in captivity: [and deliver the chilthe most desperate dren appointed unto death;] Condition.]
21 That they may declare the Name of the Lord in Sion: and his worship at Jerusalem;
22 When the people are gathered together: and the king
doms to ferme the Lord. 23 See the Title.
23. He brought down my strength in my journey : and shortened my days.
24, But I said, O my God, take me not away in the midst of mine age: as for thy years, they endure throughout all ge
nerations. 25, 26, 27 Verses 25 Thou, Lord, in the becontain a Prophecy of ginning haft laid the foundatiche duration of Christ's on of the earth' : and the heaKingdom. See Heb.i.io.
vens are the work of thy hands. 26 They shall perish, but
thou shalt endure : they all shall wax old as doth agarment,
27 And as a - vesture shalt thou change them, and they
shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail.
28. The children of thy feryants shall continue: and their feed shall stand fast in thy fight. A Pfalm of David, upon his recovery from a dangerous
fit of Sickness.
Benedic, anima mea. Plal. CIII.
2 Praise the Lord, O my soul :
3. Who forgiveth all thy lin: and healeth all thineinfirmities;
4. Who saveth thy life from destruction, and crowneth thee with mercy and Joying-kinds Who fatisfiech thy mouth
$ The fresh and via with good things: making thee gorous old Age of the
Eagle was Proverbial young and lusty as an eagle.
among the Anciears.
them that are oppressed with
7 He Thewed his ways unto Mofes : his works unto the children of Israel
8. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy : long-suf fering and of great goodness.
9 He will not alway be chiding: neither keepeth he his anger for ever.
to He hath not dealt with us after our sins: nor rewarded us according to our wickednesses.
II For look how high the heaven is in comparison of the earth : so great is his mercy alfo toward them that fear him.
12 Look how wide also the east is from the west fo far hath he set our sins from us.
13 Yea, like as a father pitieth his own children: even fo is the Lord merciful unto them that fear him.
14 For he knoweth whereof we are made: he remembreththat we are but'dust.
15 The days of man are but as grass : for he flourisheth as a flower of the field.
16. For as soon as the wind goeth over it, it is gone: and the place thereof shall know it no more.
17 But the merciful goodness of the Lord endureth for ever and ever, upon thein that fear him: and his righteousness
childrens children, 18 Even upon such as keep his covenant : and think upon his commandments to do them.
- 19 The Lord hath prepared 09 ['Throne.] -his (feat] in heaven: and his
kingdom Juleth over all.