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8 (Taken notice of, considered my trouble, and hast or own'd, ] See PS. 1. 7. [known] my soul in adversities.

9 Thou hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy:

but haft fer my feet in a large o + Viz. In this spa- room t,,, cious Wilderness. See

10 Have mercy upon me, o the Title

Lord, for I am in trouble : and mine eye is consumed for very heaviness; yea, my soul and my body.

II For iny life is waxen old with heaviness: and my years with mourning.

12 My strength faileth me, because of mine iniquity : and

my bones are consumed. 13 [A Jest, and By 13 I became [a reproof] af word.) Šee Reproof in mong mine enemies, but espethe Vocab.

cially among my neighbours; and they of mine acquaintance were afraid of me, and they that did see me without, convęyed themselves from me.

14 I am clean forgotten, as

a dead man out of mind : I am 14 + Which is thrown out of Doors as nothing become like a broken veffel 1. worth.

15 For I have heard the 15 [Slander and Re. [blasphemy] of the multitude: proach.] See Blaspheme and fear is on every side, while In Vocabulary

they conspire together against me, and take their counsel to take away my life.

1.16 But my hope hath been

in thee, O Lord; I have faid, 19 The time of my Thou art my God. Life' and Death, my Deliverance or Destru 17 [My time is in thy hand,] Cion, is in thy power.] deliver me from the hand of

mine enemies: and from them
that persecute me.

18 Shew thy servant the
light of thy countenance : and
save me for thy mercies sake.

19 Let me not be confoun-
ded, O Lord, for I have called
upon thee: let the ungodly be
put to confusion, and be put to
silence in the grave.
20 Let the

lying lips be put
to filence: whích cruelly, dif-
dainfully, and despitefully speak
against the righteous.

21 how plentiful is thy
goodness, which thou haft laid
up for them that fear thee: and
that thou hast prepared for them
that put their trust in thee, even
before the sons of men!
22 [Thou shalt hide them

22 (Thy Favourand privily

by thine own presence, Providence over them, from the provoking of all men: represented by the thou shalt keep them fecretly Wings of the Cheruin thy tabernacle from the strife dow the Mercy-seat ang of tongues.]

Ark, shall defend them from the Challenges and Insults of wicked Men.]

23 Thanks be to the Lord; for he hath shewed me marvel- escape out of a strong

23 [In affifting my lous great

kindness [in a strong well - fortified City. ] city.]

Şee Title.
24 And when I made haftet, 24 + To speak through
I said: Tam cast out of the light Fear and Confternation,
of thine eyes.

25. Nevertheless thou heard-
est the voice of my prayer:
when I cried unto thee.
26 O love the Lord, all ye

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his faints: for the Lord preferveth them that are faithful, and plenteously rewardeth the

proud doers :, 27 [Be vigorous, and

27. [Be strong,] and he shall resolved in your Duty establish your heart: all ye that to God.]

put your trust in the Lord. Evening Prayer. Secend Penitential Pfalm. A Psalm of David ; Some think it was intended for pub

lick use on the solemn Day of Expiation.
Beati, quorum. Pfal. XXXII.

Leffed is he whose unrigh

tegufness is forgiven : and whose sin is covered.

2: Bleffed is the man, unto whoin the Lord imputeth no sin: and in whofe fpirit there

is no guile. 3 [For during the

3. (For while I held my rime that I was under fecret Grief met Horror tongue]: my bones consumed for the foulness of my away through my daily comSin, and before I had plaining. confeffed and beg'd 4 For thy hand is heavy uprardon for it)

on me day and night: and my moisture is like the drought in fummer.

5 I will acknowledge my sin unto thee: and mine unrighteousness have I not hid.

6 I said, I will confess my fins unto the Lord: and so thou forgavest the wickedness of my fin,

7 For this shall every one * Thee and Him] are both meant of God. that is godly make his

prayer The change of Person unto * thee, [in a time when



thou mayest be found: but in in such cases is not un

usual. See the two the great water-floods they shall not come nigh *him.]

foregoing Rules.

7 (Before the Day of Evil, and publick Calamity be come ; for in the time of God's Vengeance, when a Deluge of Misery, like that in the Days of Noah, surprises and overwhelms Men, 'cwill be too late to fuc for Mercy; there will then be no coming near him.)

8 Thou art a place to hide 8 Thou shale cause me in, thou shalt preserve me

all about me to congra

tulate my Deliverance from trouble : (thou shalt com- withHymns and Songs.] pass me about with songs of deliverance.]

9 I will inform thee, and 9 This Verse seems teach thee in the way wherein to be the Speech of thou shaltgo: and [I will guidel nitent Sinner, and likethee with mine eye.]

wise the roch. [Thou shalt always be under my particular Care and Direction, I will always be ready to Counsel and Advise thee.] Thus our Saviour guided St. Peter with his Eye, Luke xxii. 61.

10 Be ye not like to horse 10 [Left, if once and mule, which have no ün- they get loose, they fall derstanding: whose mouths formidable Weapons, must be held with bit and bri- their Teeth and Hoofs dle, [left they fall upon thee.]

and will neither be led II Great plagues remain for

nor rid.]
the ungodly : but whoso put-
teth his trust in the Lord, mercy
embraceth him on every side.

12 Be glad, O ye righteous,
and rejoyce in the Lord : and
be joyful all ye that are true of

whofe mouths upon thee with those

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A Gencral Thanksgiving for the Works of Nature and

Exultate justi. Pfal. XXXIII.
Ejoyce in the Lord,

righteous for it becom.
eth well the just to be thankful.



2 Praise the Lord with harp; : sing praises unto him with the

lute, and instrument of ten

strings. 3 [With a Shout or

3 Sing unto the Lord a new Alarm, like that of Soldiers, when they Tri song: sing praises hustily unto umph or Engage.] So him (with a good courage.] the Hebrew Word fig. 4. For the word of the Lord gifies, fof. vi. 20, &c. is true : and all his works are


s He loveth righteousness, and judgment: and the earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.

6 By the word of the Lord were the heavens made : and all the hosts of them by the breath of his mouth.

7 He gathereth the waters of

the sea together, as įt were upSo that to the

on an heap t: and layeth up Eye they appear higher the deep, as in a treasure-house, Sban the Shore.

8 Let all the earth fear the Lord : stand in awe of him, all ye that dwell in the world;

9 For he spake, and it was done : he commanded, and it stood faft.

10 The Lord bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought; and maketh the devices of the people to be of none effect, and cafteth out the counsels of

princes. 11 [Purposc, or De

II The (counsel] of the cree.] See Vocab.

Lord shall endure for ever: and the thoughts of his heart from generation to generation.


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