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PSA L M XCVII.

The subject of this Psalm is the same with that of the

preceding, and it was probably written on the same occasion. It sets forth the power and majesty of God to all nations, which, cafting away their idols, should worship bim alone.

1. THE Lord reigneth, let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of the isles be glad.

2. Clouds and darkness are round about him; righteousness and judgment are the establishment of his throne.

3. Fire goeth before him, and flame burneth up his enemies round about.

4. His lightnings gleam over the world : the earth beholdeth and trembleth.

5. The hills melt like wax at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.

6. The heavens declarę his rightepusness; and all the nations see his glory.

7. Confounded be all they that serve graven images, that boast themselves of idols: worship him all ye gods.

8. Zion shall hear and rejoice, and the daughters of Judah be glad, because of thy judgments, o Lord,

9. For thou, Lord, art high above all the earth : thou art exalted far above all gods. 10. O ye that love the Lord, see that

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hate the thing that is evil; he preserveth the souls of his saints, and delivereth them out of the hand of the ungodly.

11. Light springeth up for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.

12. Rejoice in the Lord, ye righteous, and give thanks to the memorial of his holiness.

NINETEENTH EVENING.

Evening Prayer.

PS A L M XCVIII.

This Psalm appears to have been written on occasion of Some recent deliverance of the Israelites; it resembles much the 96th Psalm in many of its expressions, and therefore was probably written by David, to whom also the lxx. afcribe it.

1. O SING unto the Lord a new song, for he hath done marvellous things : his right hand and his holy arm hath gotten him the victory.

2. The Lord hath made known his salvation, his righteousness hath he openly shewed in the sight of the nations.

3. He hath remembered his mercy and truth toward the house of Israel; all the bounds of the land have seen the salvation of our God.

4. Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth ; fing, rejoice, and give thanks.

5. Sing unto the Lord with the harp, with the harp and the voice of song.

6. With trumpets and found of cornet make a joyful noise before the Lord, the King.

7. Let the sea roar, and the fullness thereof; the world and they that dwell therein.

8. Let the floods clap their hands, let the hills rejoice together before the Lord, for he cometh to judge the earth.

9. With righteousness shall he judge the world, and the nations with equity.

PSA L M XCIX.

The praises of God are set forth, and the Ifraelites .ex2. The Lord is great in Zion, and he is high above all the nations.

borted to celebrate them on mount Sion.

1. THE Lord reigneth, let the nations tremble; he fitteth between the cherubims, let the earth be moved.

3. Let them praise thy great and terrible name, for it is holy and mighty.

4. Thou art a King that loveth judgment, thou dost establish equity, thou executest judgment and : righteousness in Jacob. 5. Exalt

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the Lord our God, and worship at his footstool, for it is holy,

6. Moses and Aaron his chief ministers, and $amuel who called upon his name; they called upon the Lord, and he heard them.

7. He spake unto them in the cloudy pillar ; they kept his testimonies, and the ordinance that he gave

them. 8. Thou answeredft them, O Lord God; thou wast a God that forgave them, though thou tookeft vengeance

of their inventions. 2. Exalt ye the Lord our God, and worship at his holy hill: for the Lord our God is holy.

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PSA L M C.

This Psalm, as the Chaldee parapbraft informs us, was

peculiarly appointed to be sung when the facrifices of thanksgiving were offered, mentioned Levit. vii. 12, 13

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1. O be joyful in the Lord, all ye

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sure that the Lord he is God; it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people and the sheep of his pasture.

4. O go your way into his gates with thankfgiving, and into his courts with praise; be thankful unto him and speak good of his name.

5. For the Lord is gracious; his mercy is everlasting, and his truth endureth from generation to generation.

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PS A L M CI.

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