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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
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 that.is, 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
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.
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
+ 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