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They also that dwell in the Blessed are they that dwell uttermost parts of the earth in thy house ; they will be alshall be afraid at thy tokens, way praising thee. thou that makest the out-go Blessed is the man whose ings of the morning and even- strength is in thee ; in whose ing to praise thee.

heart are thy ways. Thou visitest the earth, and Who going through the vale blessest it; thou makest it of misery, use it for a well; and very plenteous.

the pools are filled with water. The river of God is full of They will go from strength water : thou preparest their to strength, and unto the God corn, for so thou providest for of gods appeareth every one the earth.

of them in Sion. Thou waterest her furrows; O Lord God of hosts, hear thou sendest rain into the little my prayer ; hearken, O God vallies thereof; thou makest itlof Jacob. soft with the drops of rain, and For one day in thy courts is blessest the increase of it. better than a thousand.

Thou crownest the year I had rather be a door-keepwith thy goodness, and thyer in the house of my God, than clouds drop fatness. to dwell in the tents of ungod

They shall drop upon the liness. dwellings of the wilderness, For the Lord God is a light and the little hills shall rejoice and defence; the Lord will on every side.

give grace and worship; and The folds shall be full of no good thing shall he withsheep; the vallies also shall hold from them that live a stand so thick with corn, that godly life. they shall laugh and sing. O Lord God of hosts, bles.

sed is the man that putteth his SELECTION VIII. l'rust in thee. From Psalm Ixxxiv. Quam Psalm lxxxv. Benedixisti, dilecta !

Domine.
HOW amiable are thy

gracious unto thy land; hosts!

thou hast turned away the capMy soul hath a desire and tivity of Jacob. longing to enter into the courts Thou hast forgiven the ofof the Lord; my heart and my sence of thy people, and cofesh rejoice in the living God. vered all their sins.

Yea, the sparrow hath found! Thou hast taken away all her an house, and the swallow thy displeasure, and turned a nest, where she may lay her thyself from thy wrathful in young; even thy altars, O Lord dignation. of hosts, my King and my God.) Turn us then, O God our

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dwellings, thou Lord by LORD, thou art become

Dominus rego

Saviour, and let thine angersthe floods have lift up their cease from us.

voice ; the floods lift up their Wilt thou be displeased at waves. us for ever? and wilt thou The waves of the sea are stretch out thy wrath from one mighty, and rage horribly ; generation to another ? but yet the Lord, who dwelleth

Wilt thou not turn again, on high, is mightier. and quicken us, that thy peo Thy testimonies, O Lord, ple may rejoice in thee? are very 'sure : holiness be

Show us thy mercy, O Lord, cometh thine house for ever. and grant us thy salvation.

Psalm xcvii. I will hearken what the Lord

navit. God will say concerning me; for he shall speak peace unto THE

THE Lord is King, the his people, and to his saints, earth may be glad there. that they turn not again. of : yea, the multitude of the

For his salvation is nigh isles may be glad thereof. them that fear him; that glory Clouds and darkness are may dwell in our land.

round about him ; righteousMercy and truth are met ness and judgment are the hatogether; righteousness and bitation of his seat. peace have kissed each other. There shall go a fire before

Truth shall flourish out of him, and burn up his enemies the earth, and righteousness on every side. hath looked down from heaven. His lightnings gave shine

Yea, the Lord shall show unto the world; the earth saw loving-kindness; and our land it, and was afraid. shall give her increase.

The hills melted like wax Righteousness shall go be-at the presence of the Lord; fore him ; and he shall direct at the presence of the Lord of his going in the way. the whole earth.

The heavens have declared Psalm xciii.

Dominus reg. his righteousness; and all the navit.

people have seen his glory. 'HE Lord is King, and Confounded be all they that

hath put on glorious ap- worship carved images, and parel ; the Lord hath put on that delight in vain gods : wor his apparel, and girded him- ship him, all ye gods. self with strength.

Sion heard of it, and rejoicHe hath made the rounded ; and the daughters of Juda world so sure, that it cannot were glad, because of thy judgbe moved.

ments, O Lord. Ever since the world began. For thou, Lord, art higher hath thy seat been prepared : than all that are in the earth: Thou art from everlasting. Ithou art exalted far above all

The floods are risen, O Lord, Igods.

THE

Rejoice in the Lord, yerigh-REJOICE in the Lord, o

noster.

Oye that love the Lord, see the fishes of the sea; and that ye hate the thing which whatsoever walked through is evil: the Lord preserveth the paths of the seas. the souls of his saints ; hel O Lord, our Governor, how shall deliver them from the excellent is thy Name in all hand of the ungodly. the world!

There is sprung up a light for the righteous, and joyful

From Psalm xxxiji. Exultate,

justi. gladness for such as are truehearted.

ye righteous ; for it be tevus, and give thanks for a cometh well the just to be remembrance of his holiness. thankful.

Praise the Lord with harp; SELECTION IX. sing praises unto him with Psalm viü. Domine, Dominus strings.

the lute, and instrument of ten

Sing unto the Lord a new O LORD; our Governor, how song ; sing praises unto him

a all the world; thou that hast set For the word of the Lord is thy glory above the heavens :true, and all his works are Out of the mouth of very

faithful. babes and sucklings hast thou He loveth righteousness ordained strength, because of and judgment; the earth is full thine enemies, that thou migh-of the goodness of the Lord. test still the enemy and the By the word of the Lord avenger.

were the heavens made, and For I will consider thy hea- all the hosts of them by the vens, even the works of thy breath of his mouth. fingers; the moon and the stars He gathereth the waters of which thou hast ordained. the sea together, as it were up-

What is man, that thou art on an heap; and layeth up the mindful of him? and the son deep, as in a treasure-house. of man, that thou visitest him? Let all the earth fear the

Thou madest him lower Lord; stand in awe of him, all than the angels, to crown him ye that dwell in the world : with glory and worship. For he spake, and it was

Thou makest him, to have done ; he commanded, and it dominion of the works of thy stood fast. hands; and thou hast put all From Psalm cxlvii. Laudate things in subjection under his feet ;

Dominum. aihehens tanod ikenyea, O PRAISE the Lord, foritis

a good thing to sing praises The fowls of the air, and unto our God; yea, a joyful.

and pleasant thing it is to be! He casteth forth his ice like thankful.

morsels; who is able to abide The Lord doth build up Je- bis frost ? rusalem, and gather together He sendeth out his word, the outcasts of Israel. and melteth them; he bloweth

He healeth those who are with his wind, and the waters broken in heart, and giveth flow. medicine to heal theirsickness He showeth his word unto

He telleth the number of Jacob, bis statutes and ordithe stars, and calleth them all nances unto Israel. by their names.

He hath rot dealt so with Great is our Lord, and any nation ; neither have the great is his power ; yea, and heathen knowledge of his laws. his wisdom is infinite.

From Psalm lvii. Miserere The Lord setteth up the meek, and bringeth the un

mei, Deus. godly down to the ground. . SET up thyself, o God, O sing unto the Lord with

above the heavens; and thanksgiving; sing praises up

thy glory above all the earth. on the harp unto our God ;

My heart is fixed, O God, Who covereth the heaven my heart is fixed ; I will sing with clouds, and prepareth

and give praise. rain for the earth; and maketh

Awake up, my glory; -athe grass to grow upon the wake, lute and harp: I my

. mountains, and the herb for self will awake right early.

. the use of men ;

I will give thanks unto thee, Who giveth fodderunto the

O Lord, among the people, cattle, and feedeth the young

and I will sing unto thee ravens that call upon him.

among the nations. The Lord's delight is in

For the greatness of thy those who fear him, and put

mercy reacheth unto the heatheir trust in his mercy,

vens, and thy truth unto the

clouds. Praise the Lord, o Jerusalem ; praise thy God, O Sion.

Set up thyself, O God, above For he hath made fast the

the heavens; and thy glory

above all the earth. bars of thy gates,and hath blessed thy children within thee. SELECTION X.

He maketh peace in thy From Psalm xcvi. Cantate borders, and filleth thee with the flour of wheat.

Domino,
He sendeth forth his com-

O mandment upon earth, and his new song : sing unto the word runneth very swiftly. Lord, all the whole earth.

He giveth snow like wool, Sing unto the Lord, and and scattereth the hoar-frost praise bis Name; be telling of like ashes.

This salvation from day to day.

Declare his honour unto the his Name only is excellent, heathen, and his wonders unto and his praise above heaven all people.

and earth. For the Lord is great, and He shall exalt the horn of cannot worthily be praised ; his people : all his saints shall he is more to be feared than praise him ; even the children all gods.

of Israel, even the people that

serveth him. Psalm cxlviii. Laudate Dominum.

From Psalm cxlix. Cantate

Domino. O PRAISE the Lord of

heaven ; praise him in O SING unto the Lord a the height.

new song; let the congrePraise him, all ye angels of gation of saints praise him. his; praise him, all his host. Let Israel rejoice in him

Praise him, sun and moon; that made him; and let the praise him, all ye stars and children of Sion' be joyful in light.

their king Praise him, all ye heavens, Let them praise his Name and ye waters that are above in the dance ; let them sing the heavens.

praises unto him with tabret Let them praise the Name and harp. of the Lord for he spake thel For the Lord hath pleasure word, and they were made ; in his people, and helpeth the he commanded, and they were meek-hearted. created,

He hath made them fast for Psalm cl. Laudate Dominum. ever and ever; he hath given them a law which shall not be O PRAISE God in his holi

Praise the Lord upon earth, firmament of his power. ye dragons, and all deeps ;

Praise him in his noble acts; Fire and hail, snow and praise him according to his vapours, wind and storm, ful- excellent greatness. filling his word;

Praise him in the sound of Mountains andall hills; fruit- the trumpet; praise him upon ful trees and all cedars ; the lute and harp.

Beasts and all cattle; worms Praise him in the cymbals and feathered fowls ; and dances; praise him upon

Kings of the earth and all the strings and pipe. people ; princes and all judges Praise him upon the wellof the world ;

tuned cymbals; praise him · Young men and maidens, upon the loud cymbals. old men and children, praise Let every thing that hath the Name of the Lord; for breath praise the Lord.

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