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TWENTYFOURTH MORNING.

Morning Prayer.

PSA L M CXVI.

This is a thanksgiving Psalm for deliverance either from fickness, or some other dangerous calamity. This and the 118th Psalm used to be sung after the eating of the Pasover. These therefore were the hymns which the Disciples sung the night that Christ was betrayed by Judas. See Mat. xxvi. 30,

Hallelujah. 1. I AM well pleased, because the Lord hath heard the voice of my fupplications.

2. Because he hath inclined his ear unto me; therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.

3. The snares of death encompassed me, and the cords of the grave gat

hold upon him me; I found trouble and sorrow.

4. Then called I upon the name of the Lord, “ O Lord, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.”

5. Gracious is the Lord and righteous, yea our God is merciful.

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6. The Lord preserveth the simple; I was brought low and he helped me

7. Return unto thy rest, O my soul, for the Lord hath dealt bountifully with thee.

6. For thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from

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feet from falling. 9.

I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living.

10. I believed that I was undone, I was fore troubled.

11. I said in my fear, all hope in man is deceitful.

12. What shall I render unto the Lord for all his benefits towards me? 13. I will take the cup of salvation, and call

upon the name of the Lord.

14. I will pay my vows unto the Lord, now in the presence of all his people.

15. Right dear in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.

16. O Lord, truly I am thy servant, and the son of thy handmaid ; thou hast broken my bonds in funder.

17. I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thankfgiving, and I will call upon the name of the Lord.

18. I will pay my vows unto the Lord, now in the presence of all his people.

19. In the courts of the Lord's house, in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. Hallelujah.

PSA L M CXVII.

This is an exhortation to all the nations of the earth to

celebrate the Lord Jehovab. Its brevity has induced fome persons to conjecture, that it was fung wben the people were dismised at the conclusion of their religious ceremonies in the temple.

1. O PRAISE the Lord all ye nations, praise him all

ye people.

2. For his merciful kindness is great towards us; and the truth of the Lord endureth for ever.

PSALM CXVIII.

This Psalm appears to be an Ode composed on occasion

of fome public thanksgiving for a vittory, and to bave been sung by the priest and people.

1. O GIVE thanks unto the Lord, for he is gracious, and his mercy endureth for ever.

2. Let the house of Israel, now fay, that his mercy endureth for ever.

3. Let the house of Aaron now say, that his mercy endureth for ever.

4. Let them that fear the Lord now say that his mercy endureth for ever.

5. I called upon the Lord in my streights; and the Lord answered me with enlargement.

6. The Lord is my chief aid; I will not fear what can man do unto me.

7. The Lord is my chief aid ; therefore shall I fee my

desire upon them that hate me. 8. It is better to trust in the Lord, than to put confidence in man.

9. It is better to trust in the Lord, than to put confidence in princes.

10. All the heathen compassed me about, but in the name of the Lord did I destroy them. .

11. They compassed me about, yea they compassed me about; but in the name of the Lord I did destroy them.

12. They compassed me about like bees; they were quenched as the fire of thorns, for in the name of the Lord I did destroy them.

13. I was thrust at fore, that I might fall; but the Lord was my help.

14. The Lord is my strength and my fong, and is become

my

salvation. 15. The voice of joy and salvation is in the tabernacle of the righteous ; the right hand of the Lord doeth valiantly. 16. The right hand of the Lord is lifted

up;

the right hand of the Lord doeth valiantly.

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I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord.

18. The Lord hath chastened me fore; but he hath not given me over unto death.

19. Open to me the gates of righteousness; I will go into them and give thanks unto the Lord.

20. This is the gate of the Lord, the righteous shall enter into it.

21. I will give thanks unto thee, for thou hast heard me, and art become my salvation.

22. The stone which the builders refused, is become the head stone of the corner.

23. This is the Lord's doing, it is marvellous in our eyes.

24. This is the day which the Lord hath made, we will rejoice and be glad in it.

25. Save now, I beseech thee, O Lord; O Lord, I beseech thee, send now prosperity.

26. Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the Lord; we have blessed you out of the house of the Lord.

27. God is the Lord who hath shewed us light; bind the victim with cords, unto the horns of the altar.

28. Thou art my God and I will praise thee; thou art my God, I will exalt thee. .

29. O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is gracious and his mercy endureth for ever.

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