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1, 2, The * Heavens nd * Firmament, and Days and Nights, are here represented as

Perfons in the Poerick 2. and the Hills and Trees,

2 [*Days and Nights, 10

being plac'd as it were in Quires one against a

nother, do by turns of the great Crearor.] peech 3 [There is not a Peovoices

ple of any Tongue or

Language, but that the 1 filent Voices of the Heaad Day, are heard and understood by cople, in some measure, of the Power .nade and governs them.]

gone out their words

4 + As the Voice and e world t. Doitrine of the Apostles, n he fet a ta

and other Ministers, shall Sun : which

kereafter do in a more

plain and intelligible : a Bridegroom manner, Rom. X. 18.


upon me: and I shall destroy them that hate me.

41 They shall cry, but there shall be none to help them : yea, even unto the Lord shall they cry, but ye shall not hear them.

42 I will beat them as small as the dust before the wind: I will cast them out as the clay in the streets.

43 Thou shalt deliver me 43 (Seditions. ]

from the [ftrivings] of the people: and thou shalt make me the head of the heathen.

44 A people whom I have

not known: shall serve me. 45 [The adulterous

45 As soon as they hear of Generation that is among my own People, me, they shall obey me : but who call themselves [the strange children fhall difJews, and the Children semble with me.] of Abraham, but are not true to God and their King, shall be worse than the Heathen ; only act a part, and pretend themselves my Subjects and Servants, till they have an opportunity of making head against me. 46 [Strong Holds

46 The strange children shall which David made their Prisons by be

fail : and be afraid out of their fieging them.


47 The Lord liveth, and blessed be my strong helper : and praised be the God of my salvation.

48 Even the God that feeth that I be avenged : and subdu. eth the people unto me.

49 It is he that delivereth me from my cruel enemies, and setteth me up above mine adver

saries :

faries : thou shalt rid me from the wicked man: 1 Lili

50 For this cause will I give thanks unto thee, O Lord, among the Gentiles : and sing praises unto thy Name.

51 Great profperity giveth he unto his King: and sheweth loving kindness unto David his Anointed, and unto his Seed for evermore.

The Fourth Day. Morning Prayer.

A Pfalm of David.

Cæli enarrant. Pfal. XIX. He Heavens declare the 1, 2, The * Heavens glory of God: and the

and * Firmament, and

Days and Nights, are *Firmament sheweth his handy- here represented as work.

Persons in the Poerick way, as the Earth alfo is, fob xii. 8. and the Hills and Treess I. Iv. 12.

2 [One day telleth another: 2 [*Days and Nights, and one night certifieth ano- being plac'd as it were ther.]

in Quires one against a.

nother, do by turns chant forth the Praife and Glory of the great Creator.]

3. [There is neither speech 3 [There is not a Peonor language : but their voices

ple of any Tongue or are heard among them.]

Language, but that the

filent Voices of the Heaven and Firmament, Night and Day, are heard and understood by them : They convince all People, in some measure, of the Power and Wisdom of Him who made and governs them.] 4

Their sound is gone out into all lands: and their words

4 + As the Voice and into the ends of the world t. Doitrine of the Apostles, s In them hath he fet a ta

and other Ministers, shall bernacle for the Sun: which bereafter do in a more

plain and intelligible cometh forth as a Bridegroom manner, Rom. X. 13.



out of his chamber, and rejoyceth as a Giant to run his course. ::

6 It goeth forth from the uttermost part of the heaven, and runneth about unto the end of it again : and there is nothing hid from the heat.

thereof. 7 [Free from any 7 The law of the Lord is an mixture of Evil.] (undefiled) law, converting the + From Sin and Error.

foult: the testimony of the [A safe way for Men to Lord is (fure,] and giveth wifwalk in.]

dom unto the simple. 8 [Just and reasona.

8 The statutes of the Lord ble. f By the Promises ana

are (right,) and rejoyce the nexed to them.

heartt; the commandment of (Clear like Glass,eafy the Lord is (pure,] and giveth to be understood.]

light unto the eyes. 9[The true fear of God

9 [The fear of the Lord is will make Men fincere in their Actions, teach clean, and endureth for ever: them to avoid all Fraud the judgments of the Lord are and Hypocrisy ; 'tis a true, and righteous altogether. Principle that never

10. More to be desired : are - ceases to work upon all that live under the pow. they than gold, yea, than much er of it, and will make fine gold : sweeter also than Men good, not only

by hony, and the hony-comb. Fies, but always : The Judgments, or Com. "

11 Moreover,by them is thy mandments of God, servant taught: and in keeping teache Men to be faith of them there is great reward. ful and just, seriously and sincerely honest in all their Dealings with cach other.)

12 * Secret Faults;] 12 Who can tell how oft he, Sins of Igno- offendeth : O cleanse thou me rance, such as I have conimitted unawares ;

* secret faults. Sins which have escaped my Observation or Memory.

13 Keep thy servant also 13* Piefumptuous Sins;] from * presumptuous fins, left


from my


they get the dominion over me:

that is, all wilful, ftuso thall I be undefiled, and in- lous Sins.

died, habitual, scandanocent from the


offence. 14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart: be alway acceptable in thy sight,

15 O Lord: my strength and my redeemer. A Psalm of David, wherein the People are taught to pray

for bis good Success. The occasion of composing it was probably the Invufion mentioned, 2 Sam. x. 6, 8.

Exaudiat te Dominus. Pfal. XX.
He Lord hear thee in the

day of trouble : the Name of the God of Jacob defend thee.

2 Send thee help from the 2 + The place of God's Sanctuary t: and strengthen

especial Presence.

+ Where the Ark and thee out of Sion 4.

Tabernacle stood. 3 Remember all thy offerings: and accept thy Burnt-Sacrifice.

4 Grant thee thy hearts desire : and fulfil all thy mind.

Ś We will rejoyce in thy salvation, and triumph in the Name of the Lord our God: the Lord perform all thy petitions.

6 Now know I that the Lord helpeth his Anointed, and will 6 * Hear ;] char is, *hear him from his holy Heaven: hear effectually, so as to

answer. even with the [wholsom

(Safe, Secure.] See strength of his right-hand. Vocabulary.

7 Some pnt their trust in

D 2

* Cla

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