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13. Return, O Lord, how long wilt thou afiliet us? and let it repent thee concerning thy servants.

14. O satisfy us with thy mercy and that foon; that we may be glad and rejoice all our days.

15. Comfort us now again according to the days wherein thou hast afflicted us, and the in we have seen evil.

16. Let thy works appear unto thy servants, and thy glory unto their children.

17. And may the favour of the Lord our God be upon us; and may he profper the work of our hands

upon us, yea prosper the works of our hands.

years where

PSA L M XCI.

The Author bere speaks of the special providence and

divine protection which he may with confidence expect, who places his entire. hope and trust in God.

1. HE that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High, that abideth under the shadow of the Almighty,

2. May say of the Lord, “He is my refuge, and my fortress, my God, in him will I trust.”

3. For 'he shall deliver thee from the snare of fowler ; and from the noisome peftilence.

4. He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou be safe; his truth shall be thy spear and buckler. 5.

Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror of night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day,

6. For the pestilence that walketh in darkness ; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noon day.

7. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.

8. Only with thine eyes thou shalt behold, and see the reward of the wicked.

9. Because thou hast said, O Lord, thou art my refuge, and hast made the Most High thy habitation;

10. There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

11. For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

12. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.

13. Thou shalt tread upon the viper and the afp; the serpent and the dragon shalt thou trample under thy feet.

14. Because he hath trusted in me therefore will I deliver him ; I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.

15. He shall call upon me and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and bring him to honour.

16. With length of days will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation,

PSALM XCII,

A Psalm for the Sabbath Day.

1. IT is good to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O Most High.

2. To shew forth thy loving kindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night.

3. Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the lute, upon the harp with solemn found.

4. For thou Lord, hast made me glad in thy works ; I rejoice in the operations of thy hands.

5. O Lord, how great are thy works ; thy thoughts are very deep;

6. An unwise man knoweth not this; and a fool doth not understand it;

7. That the wicked spring as the grass, and all the workers of iniquity flourish; that they may Þe destroyed for ever.

8. But thou Lord, art most high for evermore.

9. For lo, thine enemies, O Lord, lo! thine enemies shall perish; all the workers of iniquity shall be scattered.

10. But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn; I shall be anointed with fresh oil.

11. Mine eye also shall see its defire on mine enemies, mine ear shall hear of the wicked that rise

up against me, evil things. 12. The righteous shall flourish like a palm-tree; he shall grow up like a cedar in Libanus.

13. Those that are planted in the house of the Lord, in the courts of our God, shall flourish.

14. They Thall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be full of sap, and flourishing, full of juice and blossoming.

15. That they may shew how upright is the Lord, my strength ; and that there is no unrighteousness in him.

EIGHTEENTH EVENING.

Evening Prayer.

PSA L M XCIII.

The Majesty of God is here set forth, as the creator

and supreme governor of the world. As the topics insisted on in this Psalm are the same with those of the 96th, and the expressions likewise extremely similar, we may conclude it was written by the same person and on the same subject; but that Pfalm is unquestionably David's and was composed by him when the Ark was brought in folemn pomp from Obededom to Mount Sion. 1 Chron, xv,

1. THE Lord is king, he hath put on glorious apparel; the Lord hath put on his apparel and girded himself with strength; the world also he hath made fo fecure, that it cannot be moved.

2. Thy throne is established of old ; thou art from everlasting.

3. The floods have lifted up, OLord, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift

up

their

waves.

4. The Lord on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, than the mighty waves of the sea.

5. Thy testimonies are very sure ; reverend is the holiness of thy house, O Lord, for ever.

PSA L M XCIV.

The Psalmist here complains of the impiety and injustice

of men, whom he threatens with the punishment of God, and exhorts good men not to be discouraged

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