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27. Surely thou wilt save the afflicted people ; but wilt bring down high looks.
28. Thou also wilt light up my lamp; the Lord my God will enlighten my darkness.
29. For by thee I shall break through an hoft; and by my God, I shall leap over a rampart.
30. The way of God is an undefiled way; the word of the Lord is trięd; he is a buckler to all that trust in him.
31. For who is a God save the Lord? or who is a rock, fave our God.
32. He is the God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.
33. He maketh my feet like hind's feet; and setteth me firm upon high places.
34. He teacheth my hands to war; and mine arms like a bow of brass.
35. Thou hast given me the shield of thy falvation, thy right hand also hath holden me up, and thy favour hath made me great.
36. Thou hast enlarged my steps under me, and hast not suffered my feet to slide.
37. I have pursued mine enemies, and overtaken them; neither did I turn again till they were confumed.
38. I have fmote them, that they were not able to rise; they are fallen under my feet.
39. For thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle, thou hast fubdued under me those that rose up against me.
40. Thou hast also given me the necks of mine enemies, and I have destroyed them that hated me.
41. They cried but there was none to save them ; even unto the Lord, but he answered them not.
42. Then did I beat them small as the dust before the wind; I trampled them down, as the mire in the streets.
43. Thou hast delivered me from the strivings of the people ; and thou hast made me the head of the nations.
44. A people, whom I know not; serveth me; they listen to me with a listening ear.
45. Sons of strangers submit themselves to me, fons of strangers trembled and fainted with fear in their strong holds.
46. The Lord liveth, and blessed be my rock; and let the God of my falvation be exalted.
47. It is God that avengeth me, and fubdueth the people under me.
48. He delivereth me from mine enemies, yea, thou liftest me up above those that rise up against me; thou hast delivered me from the violent man.
49. Therefore will I give thanks unto thee, O Lord, among the nations; and sing praises unto thy name.
50. Great deliverance giveth he to his king; and sheweth mercy to his anointed, to David, and to his feed for ever.
PS A L M XIX.
That the Divine Perfections are discoverable both by the
phænomena of the material world, and the excellence of the laws which God has revealed to man.
1. THE Heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament sheweth his handy work.
2. Day unto day uttereth instruction, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.
3. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.
4. Their found is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.
5. In them hath he fet a tabernacle for the sun, who cometh forth as a bridegroom out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run his course.
6. His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it; and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.
7. The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.
8. The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is bright, enlightening the eyes.
9. The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring for ever; the judgments of the Lord are true, and righteous altogether.
10. More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold; sweeter also than honey, and · the droppings of the honey-comb.
11. Moreover by them is thy fervant taught ; and in keeping of them there is great reward.
12. Who can understand his errors ? O cleanse thou me from my secret faults.
13. Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous fins, let them not have dominion over me; then shall I be upright, and innocent from great tranfgreffion.
14. Let the words of my mouth, and the meditations of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer.
PS A L M XX.
This is a public acclamation to the king by the people,
after bis return home from victory, in which they pray that God will always grant him the like success in future.
1. THE Lord hear thee in the day of trouble, the name of the God of Jacob defend thee.
2. Send thee help from the fanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Sion.
3. Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt facrifice.
4. Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfill all thy counsels.
5. We will rejoice in thy salvation, and triumph in the name of our God: the Lord fulfill all thy petitions.
6. Now know I that the Lord saveth his anointed, he heareth him from his holy heaven, with the saving strength of his right hand.
7. Some trust in chariots, and some in horses, but we will remember the name of the Lord our God.
8. They are brought down and fallen ; but we are risen and stand upright.
9. Lord save the king, and hear us when we call.