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under their oppreffion, but patiently to expect an happy issue of their vexations.

1. O LORD thou God of vengeance, thou God of vengeance, shew thyself.

2. Lift up thyself, thou Judge of the earth, render a reward to the proud.

3. Lord; how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked triumph ?

4. They utter and speak hard things, all the workers of iniquity boast themselves.

5. They break in pieces thy people, and afflict thine heritage.

6. They murder the widow and the stranger, and put

the fatherless to death : 7. And fay, the Lord shall not see; neither shall the God of Jacob regard.

8. Take heed, ye simple among the people; O ye fools when will ye understand ?

9. He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? he that formed the eye, shall he not see?

10. He that chastiseth the heathen, shall he not correct? he that teacheth man knowledge, shall he not know?

11. The Lord knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are but vain.

12. Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O Lord, and teachest out of thy law. 13. That thou mayest give him rest from the


days of adversity, until the pit be digged for the ungodly.

14. For the Lord will not cast off his people, and his inheritance he will not forsake.

15. Until justice shall return to judgment, and in her train all the upright of heart.

16. Who will rise up for me against the evil doers ? who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity ?

1.7. Unless the Lord had been my help, my foul had quickly dwelt in silence.

18. When I said, my foot flippeth; thy mercy, O Lord, held me up. 19. In the multitude of


anxious thoughts within me, thy consolations refresh my soul.

20. Shall the tribunal of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frareth mischief like a law?

21. They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood.

22. But the Lord is my defence; and is the rock of my refuge.

23. And he shall bring upon them their own iniquity, and shall cut them off in their wickedness; yea, the Lord our God shall cut them off.

my God


Morning Prayer.


An exhortation to praise God as Creator of the world,

and peculiar guardian of the Jewish people.

1. O COME let us sing unto the Lord, let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation.

2. Let us come before his presence with thanķfgiving, and shew ourselves glad in him with psalms.

3. For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all Gods.

4. In his hand are all the deep places of the earth; the heights of the hills are his also.

5. The sea is his, and he made it, and his hands prepared the dry land.

6. O come let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord our maker.

7. For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture and the sheep of his hand; surely you will hearken to his voice ; 8. “ Harden not your heart as in the day of pro

vocation, as in the day of temptation in the wilderness.

9. Truly your fathers tempted me, they proved me although they saw my works.

10. Forty years long was I grieved with that generation, and said, It is a people that do err in their heart, and they have not known my ways:

11. So I sware in my wrath, that they should not enter into




This is part of a longer Pfalm, which David composed

when the ark was removed from Obededom to mount Sion. In this portion, which extends from the 23d to the 34th verse, i Chron. xvi, some things are altered and adapted to the ceremony for which it was designed: For as Dathius obferves, the tradition that this Psalm was used in the dedication of the tempte after the captivity, is not to be disregarded.

1. O SING unto the Lord a new song ; sing unto the Lord all the earth. 2. Sing unto the Lord, bless his name ;

shew forth his falvation from day to day.

3. Declare his glory among the nations, his wonders among all people.

4. For the Lord is great, and greatly to be praised; he is to be feared above all gods.

5. For all the gods of the nations are idols; but the Lord made the heavens.

6. Honour and majesty are before him; might and glory are in his fanctuary.

7. Give unto the Lord, O ye kindreds of the people, give unto the Lord glory and might.

8. Give unto the Lord the glory of his name, bring an oblation and enter into his courts. 9.

O worship the Lord with holy reverence; tremblé before him all the earth.

10. Proclaim among the nations, « The Lord

reigneth, he hath established the world that it “ cannot be moved; he will judge the people righte


11. Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad ; let the sea roar, and the fullness thereof.

12. Let the field be joyful, and all that is therein, ýea leť all the trees of the wood rejoice before the Lord :

13. For he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth; he will judge the world with righteousness, and the nations with his truth.

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