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that are in such a case : yea, blessed are the people who have the Lord for their God. !

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David's Pfalm of Praise, this is the Title in the He

brew, and Mr. Ainsworth, as well as Bishop Patrick, believes that the whole Book had its Namo from this Psalm. 'Tis certainly a most admirable Hymn : Every Verse beginning with a particular Letter of the Hebrew Alphabet, only Nun is wanting.

Exaltabo te, Dexs. Pfal. CXLV. Will magnifie thee, O God,

my King: and I will praise thy Name for ever and ever.

2 Every day willIgive thanks unto thee: and praise thy Name for ever and ever.

3 Great is the Lord, and mars vellous, worthy to be praised: there is no end of his greatness.

4. One generation shall praise thy works unto another; and declare thy power.

s As for me, I will be talking of thy (worship]: thy glory, thy See Vocabulary.

s (Majesty, Honour.) praise, and wondrous works :

6 So that men shalt {peak of the might of thy marvellous acts : and I will also tell of thy greatness.

7 The memorial of thine abundant kindness shall be shew ed: and men shall sing of thy righteousness.

8 The Lord is gracious and merciful : long-suffering, and of great goodness,


all ages.

9 The Lord is loving unto every man: and his mercy is over all his works.

10 All thy works praise thee, O Lord: and thy saints give thanks unto thee.

11 They shew the glory of thy kingdom : and talk of thy power;

12. That thy power, thy glory, and mightiness of thy kingdom: might be known unto men.

13 Thy kingdom is an everlafting kingdom: and thy dominion endureth throughout

14. The Lord upholdeth all
14 + Under the bur.
den of their Afli&tions.

such as fall + : and lifteth up
all those that are down t.

15 The eyes of all wait up-
on thee, O Lord; and thou
giveft them their meat in due

16 Thou openeft thine hand: and filleft all things living with plenteousness.

17 The Lord is righteous in all his ways: and holy in all his works.

18 The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him: yea, all such as call upon him faithfully.

19 He will fulfil the defire of them that fear him : he also will hear their cry, and will help them.


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120 The Lord preserveth all
them that love him: but fcat-
tereth abroad † all the ungodly.

20 + Like the Ruines 21 My mouth fhall speak the of a demolid Building.

In this sense the Hepraise of the Lord : and let all brew word (Shamad) is flesh give thanks unto his holy used, Lev. xxvi. 30. Name forever and ever.

si Hallelujah, or



the Lord. See the Title of Psalms CVI. CXI. This Psalm is commonly thought to have been composed foon after the return from the Babylonish Captivity, by the Prophets Haggai and Zachariah, say the present Greek Copies.

Lauda, ánima mea. Psal. CXLVI.
Raise the Lord, O my soul,

while I live will I praise
the Lord : yea, as long as I
have any being, I will fing
praises unto my God..

2 O put not your trust in princes, nor in any child of man : for there is no help in them.

3 For when the breath of man goeth forth, he shall turn again to his earth: and then all his (thoughts ) perifh.

3 [Politick designs.]
4 Blessed is he that hath the
God of Jacob for his help: and
whose hope is in the Lord his

s Who made heaven and
earth, the sea and all that there-
in is: who keepeth his promise
for ever.
6 Who helpeth them to right

Mat. xiv. IS:
that suffer wrong: who feed Joh. vi. 5.
eth the hungry


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7 The

John ix. 32. 7

The Lord looseth men out of prison:: the Lord giveth fight to the blind.

8 The Lord helpeth them that are fallen: the Lord careth

for the righteous. 9 [ As for the Pro 9 The Lord careth for the jects, and Designs of strangers, he defendeth the fawicked Men, he con therless and widow: [as for the founds, and disappoints them.]

way of the ungodly, he turneth

it upside down.) 10 'Tis with good To The Lord thy God, O reason thought by the Sion, shall be King for everbest Divines, that by more: and throughout all gethe Lord God, who is faid to feed the hun nerations. gry and give fight to the blind, ver. 6. do 7. is meant Chrifi Jefus; how he likewise loosed Men out of Prison, doc. See Dr. Ham.

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Evening Prayer: Hallelujah, or, Praise ye the Lord. 'Tis evident this

Psalm was Composed on the return from the Babylonish Captivity, and rebuilding of Jerusalem. See ver. 2. Laudate Dominum. Pfal. CXLVII.

Praise the Lord, for it is a

good thing to sing praises unto our God: yea, a joyful and pleasant thing it is to be

thankful. 2 [ The Jews, who 2 The Lord doth build up had for a long time Jerufalem : and gather togebeen carried Captive, and banithe into a fother (the out-casts of Israel.] reign country. 3. All manner of

3 He healeth those that are Afiiction is sometimes

broken in heart : and giveth set forth in Scripture, by bodily pain and

medicine to heal their fickness. difcafe.


He telleth the number of 4 (He does as exactthe stars : and calleth them all ly know every Star in

Heaven as we do those by their names.]

things which we call by their proper Nane ; so that let the number of the Jewish Captives. be never so great, and tho'chey be dispersed as the Stars likewise are in the several Quarters of the World ; yet God knows and observes every one of them, and can, when he pleases, draw them all up in a Body, and bring them to their own home.]

's Great is our Lord, and great is his power: yea, and his wisdom is infinite.

6 The Lord setteth up the meek : and bringeth the ungodly down to the ground.

7 O sing unto the Lord with thanksgiving : sing praises upon the harp

unto our God. 8 Who covereth the heaven with clouds, and prepareth rain for the earth: and maketh the grass to grow upon the mountains, and herb for the use

of men.

9 Who giveth fodder unto 9 [Whick by a signi: the cattle: and feedeth the ficant, tho' nor areicu

lace Voice, complain young ravens (that call upon him.]

for want of food.] 10 [He hath no pleasure in 10 [ God do's not the strength of an horse: nei-' always favour those

that are strongest, or ther delighteth he in any mans

have the greatest Forlegs. ]

ces of Horse and Foor: good Horse are indeed of great use in the day of Barcie, and Soldiers that are nimble of feet are very serviceable in making long Marches, scaling Walls, or making a good Recreac; but God can deliver his People from their Enemies, as he has now delivered us from the Babylonians, without any such warlike force.]

! But the Lords delight is in them that fear him: and put their trust in his mercy.

X 2

12 Praise

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