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11. For as the heaven is high above the earth; so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.

12. As far as the east is from the west ; so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.

13. Like as a father pitieth his children; so the Lord pitieth them that fear him.

14. For he knoweth our frame, he remembereth that we are but dust.

15. As for man, his days are as grafs; as a flower of the field so he flourisheth.

16. For the wind passeth over it and it is gone, and the place thereof shall know it no more.

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of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him; and his righteousness to children's children.

18. To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them.

19. The Lord hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all.

20. O praise the Lord, ye angels of his, ye that excel in strength, that fulfil his commandment, hearken unto the voice of his word.

21. O praise the Lord, all ye his hofts, ye ministers of his that do his pleafure.

22. Praise the Lord all ye his works in all places of his dominion. Praise thou the Lord, O my soul,

TWENTIETH EVENING,

Evening Prayer.

PSA L M CIV.

This. Pfalm celebrates the power, wisdom, and good

nefs of God towards men, manifested in the creation of the world, and the conservation of all things. It was fung alternately by two choruffes; one addresses itself to God; the other speaks of him.

1. PRAISE the Lord, O my soul: O Lord my God, thou art very great, thou art clothed with majesty and honour.

2. Who deckest thyfelf with light, as with a garment; who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain.

4. Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters, who maketh the clouds his chariot, who walketh upon the wings of the wind.

4. Who maketh the winds his messengers; flame and fire his ministers.

5. Who laid the foundation of the earth that it should not be removed for ever.

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6. Thou coveredst it with the deep as with a garment; the waters stood above the mountains.

7. At thy rebuke they fled, at the voice of thy thunder they hasted away.

8. The mountains rose up, the vallies funk down into the place which thou hadît appointed for them.

9. Thou hast fet a bound that they may not pass over; that they turn not again to cover the earth.

10. He sendeth out the springs in brooks, which run among the hills.

11. They give drink to every beast of the field; the wild asses quench their thirst.

12. Beside them have the fowl of the air their habitation ; they utter their voice among

the branches. 13. He watereth the hills from his chambers : the earth is satisfied with the fruit of his works.

14. He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle; and herb for the service of man, that he may bring forth food out of the earth :

15. And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengthneth man's heart.

16. The trees of the Lord are satisfied; the cedars of Lebanon which he hath planted.

17. Wherein the birds make their nests; and the fir-trees are a dwelling for the stork.

18. The high hills are a refuge for the wild goats, and the rocks for the Arabian hare.

19. He appointeth the moon for seasons; the sun knoweth his going down.

20. Thou makest darkness and it is night, wherein all the beasts of the forest come forth. 21. The young lions roar after their

prey,

and feek their food from God.

22. The sun ariseth, they get them away together, and lay them down in their dens.

23. Man goeth forth to his work, and to his labour until the evening.

24. O Lord, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all; the earth is full of thy riches.

25. So is the great and wide sea, wherein are things moving innumerable; living creatures both small

and great.

26. There go the ships ; there is that leviathan, whom thou hast made to fport therein.

27. These wait all upon thee, that thou mayest give them their meat in due feason.

28. Thou givest it to them, they gather it; thou openest thine hand, they are filled with good,

29. Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled ; thou takest away

their breath, they dię and return to their dust.

30. Thou sendeft forth thy fpirit, they are created; and thou renewest the face of the earth,

31. The glory of the Lord shall endure for ever; the Lord shall rejoice in his works.

32. He looketh on the earth, and it trembleth; he toucheth the hills, and they smoke.

33. I will fing unto the Lord, as long as I live; I will sing praises unto my God, while I have my being.

34. So shall my words please him; my joy shall be in the Lord.

35. As for finners they shall be consumed out of the earth, and the ungodly shall be no more: praise thou the Lord, O my soul; praise the Lord.

TWENTY-FIRST MORNING,

Morning Prayer.

PSA L M CV.

It is pro

The first fifteen verses of this Psalm are part of that

longer one, which David composed when be removed the Ark from Obededom to Mount Sion. bable that this extract from David's original composition, as well as the 96th Pfalm, with such additions and alterations as feemed adapted to the occasion, was used on the confecration of the second temple, after the return from the Babylonish captivity.

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