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shalt not fear; and from terror, for it shall not come near thee. 26 And even to thine old age, I am He, and even to hoar hairs will I carry thee; I have made, and I will bear, even I will carry, and will deliver thee. 27 Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love; therefore with loving-kindness have I drawn thee. 28 Wilt thou not from this time cry unto me, My father, thou art the guide of my youth 2 29 Will he reserve his anger for ever? will he keep it to the end? * 30 Thus saith the Lord thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the Lord thy God, which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go. 31 O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments' then had thy peace been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea: 32 For I have satiated the weary soul, and I have replenished every sorrowful soul.

LESSON XXIX.

If thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities; O Lord, who shall stand? 2 But there is forgiveness with thee; that thou mayest be feared. 3 Thou art a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindmess. 4 For thou, Lord, art good,

and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee. * 5 Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth In mercy. 6 He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; he will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea. 7 He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. 8 For we must needs die, and are as water spilt on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again: 9 Neither doth God respect any person; yet doth he devise means that his banished be not expelled from him. 10 Thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious; long-suffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth. 11 Thou art a gracious God, and merciful; slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repentest thee of the evil. 12 Thou, O Lord, art our father, our redeemer, thy name is from everlasting. 13 Return, for thy servants' sake, the tribes of thine inheritance. 14 The good Lord pardoneth every one that prepareth his heart to seek God, the Lord God of his fathers. 15 For the Lord your God is gracious and merciful, and will not turn away his face from you, if ye return unto him. 16 If thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thine heart, and with all thy soul: 17 When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the Lord thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his voice, 18 (For the Lord thy God is a merciful God,) he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee. 19 If thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever. * 20 Despise not the chastening of the Lord; neither be weary of his correction: 21 For whom the Lord loveth he correcteth, even as a father the son in whom be delighteth. 22 Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thouthechastening of the Almighty : 23 For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. 24 Let Israel hope in the Lord ; for with the Lord there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption. 25 And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities. 26 The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion : slow to anger, and of great mercy. * 27 Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; and break forth into singing, O mountains: for

the Lord hath comforted his people, and will have mercy upon his afflicted. 28 And 'therefore will the Lord wait that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted that he may have mercy upon you: for the . Lord is a God of judgement; blessed are all they that wait for him. 29 Ye shall weep no more : he will be very gracious unto you at the voice of your cry; when he shall hear it, he will answer you. 30 And though the Lord give youthebreadof adversity and the water of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be removed into a corner any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers: 31 And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right-hand, and when ye turn to the left.

LESSON XXX.

I communed with mine own heart, and my spirit made diligent search. 2 Will the Lord cast off for ever ? and will he be favourable no more ? 3 Is his mercy clean gone for ever? doth his promise fail for evermore ? 4 Hath God forgotten to be gracious 2 hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies? 5 And I said, This is my infirmity; but I will remember the years of the right hand the Most High. - *

6 I will remember the works of the Lord: surely I will remember thy wonders of old. 7 I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings. 8 Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people, thou hast covered all their sin. 9 Turn us, O God of our salvation, and cause thine anger towards us to cease. 10 Wilt thou be angry with us for ever ? wilt thou draw out thine anger to all generations 11 Wilt thou not revive us again, that thy people may rejoice in thee 12 Shew us thy mercy, O Lord, and grant us thy salvation. * 13 I will hear what God the Lord will speak: for he will speak peace unto his people, and to his saints: but let them not turn again to folly. 14 Surely his salvation is nigh them that fear him; they shall pray unto God, and he will be favourable unto them; and they shall see his face with joy: for he will render unto man his righteousness. 15 He looketh upon men, and if any say, I have sinned, and perverted that which was right, and it profited me not;

16 He will deliver his soul .

from going into the pit, and his life shall see the light. 17 Lo, all these things worketh God oftentimes with man, 18 To bring back his soul from the pit, to be enlightened with the light of the living. 19 He will swallow up death

in victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the Lord hath spoken it. 20 And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the Lord ; we have waited for him, we will be glad, and rejoice in his salvation. 21 And in that day thou shalt say, O Lord, I will praise thee: thoughthou wast angry withme, thine anger is turned away, and thou comfortedst me. 22 Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid; for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation. 23 Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation. * 24 I will mention the loving-kindnesses of the Lord, and the praises of the Lord, according to all that the Lord hath bestowed on us; and the great goodness towards the house of Israel, which he hath bestowed on them, according to his mercies, and according to the multitude of his loving-kindness. 25 For he said, Surely they are my people, children that will not lie : so he was their saviour. 26 In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them in his love, and in his pity he redeemed them, and he bare them, and carried them all the days of old. 27 But they rebelled, and vexed his holy spirit: therefore he was turned to be their enemy, and he fought against them. 28 Then he remembered the days of old, Moses and his people, saying, Where is he that brought them up out of the sea? where the shepherd of his flock 2 where is he that put his holy spirit within him 29 That led them by the right hand of Moses with his glorious arm, dividing the water before them, to make himself an everlasting name * 30 That led them through the deep, as an horse in the wilderness, that they should not stumble f 31 As a beast goeth down into the valley, the spirit of the

Lord caused him to rest: so didst thou lead thy people, to make thyself a glorious name. 32 Make us glad according to the days wherein thou hast afflicted us, and the years wherein we have seen evil. 33 Let thy work appear unto thy servants, and thy glory unto their children. 34 And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it. 35 Doubtless thou art our father, though Abraham be ignorant of us, and Israel acknowledge us not: thou, O Lord, art our father, our redeemer; thy name is from everlasting.

SECTION IX.-Justice of God.

LESSON XXXI.

THE Lord liveth, in truth, in judgement, and in righteousness: and the nations shall bless themselves in him, and in him shall they glory. 2 The Lord cometh, he cometh to judge the earth: he shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with his truth. 3 The Lord shall judge the people : judge me, O Lord, according to my righteousness, and according to mine integrity that is in me. 4 O let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; butestablish the just: for the righteous God trieth the hearts and reins.

5 O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for thou shalt judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. 6 Thou, even thou, art to be feared, and who may stand in thy sight when once thou art angry 7 Thou didst cause judgement to be heard from heaven; the earth feared, and was still, 8 When God arose to judgement, to save all the meek of the earth. 9 The Lord trieth the righteous; but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth. 10 For the righteous Lord loveth righteousness; his countenance doth behold the upright. * 11 I said in mine heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked; for there is a time for every purpose and for every work. 12 He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor. 13 O love the Lord, all ye his saints: for the Lord preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer. 14 Verily there is a reward for the righteous: verily he is a God that judgeth in the earth. 15 The Lord is known by the judgement which he executeth : the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. 16 And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God is judge himself. 17 For the word of the Lord is right; and all his works are done in truth. 18 He loveth righteousness and judgement: the earth is full of the goodness of the Lord. 19 Let the sea roar, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. 20 Let the floods clap their hands: let the hills be joyful together before the Lord: for he cometh to judge the earth: 21 With righteousness shall he judge the world, and the people with equity. 22 To set up on high those that be low ; that those which

mourn may be exalted to safe

23 He disappointeth the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise. 24 He taketh the wise in their own craftiness; and the counsel of the froward is carried headlong. 25 They meet with darkness in the day-time, and grope in the noon-day as in the night. 26 But he saveth the poor from the sword, from their mouth, and from the hand of the mighty. 27 So the poor hath hope, and iniquity stoppeth her mouth. * 28 Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God; 29 Which made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that therein is; which keepeth truth for ever: 30 Which executeth judgement for the oppressed, which giveth food to the hungry. 31 The Lord looseth the prisoners. 32 The Lord openeth the eyes of the blind: the Lord raiseth them that are bowed down : the Lord loveth the righteous. 33 The Lord preserveth the strangers; he relieveth the fatherless and widow ; but the way of the wicked he turneth upside down. 34 A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation. 35 The Lord lifteth up the

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