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the waters : it is the glorious God, O taste, and see, how gracious the that maketh the thunder.
Lord is : blessed is the man that It is the Lord, that ruleth the trusteth in Him. sea ; the voice of the Lord is O fear the Lord, ye that are His mighty in operation : the voice of saints : for they that fear Him lack the Lord is a glorious voice. nothing.
The voice of the Lord breaketh The lions do lack and suffer hunthe cedar-trees : yea, the Lord ger : but they who seek the Lord breaketh the cedars of Libanus. shall want no manner of thing that
He maketh them also to skip is good. like a calf : Libanus also, and Si- Come, ye children, and hearken rion, like a young unicorn. unto me : I will teach you the fear
The voice of the Lord divideth of the Lord. the flames of fire ; the voice of the What man is he that lusteth to Lord shaketh the wilderness : yea, live : and would fain see good days? the Lord shaketh the wilderness of Keep thy tongue from evil : and Cades.
thy lips, that they speak no guile. The voice of the Lord maketh Eschew evil and do good : seek the hinds to bring forth young, and peace, and ensue it. discovereth the thick bushes : in The eyes of the Lord are over His temple doth every man speak the righteous : and His ears are of His honour.
open unto their prayers. The Lord sitteth above the wa- The countenance of the Lord is ter-flood : and the Lord remaineth against them that do evil : to root a king for ever.
out the remembrance of them from The Lord shall give strength the earth. unto His people : the Lord shall The righteous cry, and the Lord give His people the blessing of heareth them : and delivereth them peace.
out of all their troubles. Exhortation to praise and fear God. are of a contrite heart : and will
The Lord is nigh unto them that Psalm 34.
save such as be of an humble spirit. WILL alway give thanks unto Great are the troubles of the I
the Lord : His praise shall righteous : but the Lord delivereth ever be in my mouth.
him out of all. My soul shall make her boast He keepeth all his bones : the Lord : the humble shall hear that not one of them is broken. thereof, and be glad.
But misfortune shall slay the O praise the Lord with me : and ungodly : and they that hate the let us magnify His name together. righteous shall be desolate.
I sought the Lord, and He heard The Lord delivereth the souls of me : yea, He delivered me out of His servants : and all they that all my fear.
put their trust in Him shall not be They had an eye unto Him, and destitute. were lightened ; and their faces were not ashamed.
Thanksgiving for the fruits of the Lo, the poor crieth, and the
earth, with allusion to spiritual Lord heareth him : yea, and saveth
fruits. him out of all his troubles.
Psalm 65. The angel of the Lord tarrieth TTHOU, O God, art praised in round about them that fear Him : and delivereth them.
the vow be performed in Jerusalem.
T Sion ? anddunto Thee shall I
Thou that ,hearest the prayer : Thanksgiving for recovery from unto Thee shall all flesh come.
sickness. My misdeeds prevail against
Psalm 30. me : O be Thou merciful unto our
WILL magnify Thee, O Lord, sins.
Blessed is the man whom Thou not made my foes to triumph over choosest, and receivest unto Thee : he shall dwell in Thy court, and shall be satisfied with the pleasures Thee : and Thou hast healed me.
O Lord, my God, I cried unto of Thy house, even of Thy holy
Thou, Lord, hast brought my temple.
soul out of hell : Thou hast kept Thou shalt shew us wonderful things in Thy righteousness, O God my life from them that go down to of our salvation : Thou that art the
Sing praises unto the Lord, O hope of all the ends of the earth, and of them that remain in the ye saints of His : and give thanks
unto Him for a remembrance of broad sea.
His holiness. Who in His strength setteth
For His wrath endureth but the fast the mountains : and is girded twinkling of an eye, and in His about with power.
Who stilleth the raging of the pleasure is life : heaviness may ensea : and the noise of His waves, the morning.
dure for a night, but joy cometh in and the madness of the people.
And in my prosperity I said, I They also that dwell in the ut- shall never be removed : Thou, termost parts of the earth shall Lord, of Thy goodness hast made be afraid at Thy tokens : Thou
hill so strong. that makest the outgoings of the
Thou didst turn Thy face from morning and evening to praise
me : and I was troubled. Thee.
Then cried I unto Thee, O Thou visitest the earth, and Lord : and gat me to my Lord blessest it : Thou makest it very right humbly. plenteous. The river of God is full of wa- blood : when I go down to the pit ?
What profit is there in my ter : Thou preparest their corn,
Shall the dust give thanks unto for so Thou providest for the Thee : or shall it declare Thy truth? earth.
Hear, O Lord, and have mercy Thou waterest her furrows, Thou
: Lord, be Thou my sendest rain into the little valleys helper. thereof : Thou makest it soft with
Thou hast turned my heaviness the drops of rain, and blessest the into joy : Thou hast put off my increase of it.
sackcloth, and girded me with gladThou crownest the year with Thy goodness : and Thy clouds drop
Therefore shall every good man fatness.
sing of Thy praise without ceasing : They shall drop upon the dwell
my God, I will give thanks unto ings of the wilderness : and the
Thee for ever. little hills shall rejoice on every side
Thanksgiving for escape from The folds shall be full of sheep :
danger. the valleys also shall stand so thick
PSALM 124. with corn, that they shall laugh F the Lord Himself had not been and sing.
on our side, now may Israel
say : if the Lord Himself had notness : for so He giveth His beloved been on our side, when men rose sleep. up against us ;
Lo, children and the fruit of the They had swallowed us up quick : womb : are an heritage and gift that when they were so wrathfully dis- cometh of the Lord. pleased at us.
Like as the arrows in the hand of Yea, the waters had drowned the giant : even so are the young us : and the stream had gone over children. our soul.
Happy is the man that hath his The deep waters of the proud : quiver full of them : they shall not had gone even over our soul. be ashamed when they speak with
But praised be the Lord : who their enemies in the gate. hath not given us over for a prey Comfort in God's word and keepunto their teeth.
ing His commandments. Our soul is escaped even as a bird out of the snare of the fowler :
Part of Psalm 119, v. 41. the snare is broken, and we are delivered.
unto me, O Lord : even Thy Our help standeth in the name salvation, according unto Thy word. of the Lord : who hath made hea
So shall I make answer unto my ven and earth.
blasphemers : for my trust is in Thy
word. Psalm which may be said after a
O take not the word of Thy truth Marriage.
utterly out of my mouth : for my Psalm 128.
hope is in Thy judgments. LESSED are all they that fear So shall I alway keep Thy law:
the Lord : and walk in his ways. yea, for ever and ever. For thou shalt eat the labour of
And I will walk at liberty : for I thine hands : 0 well is thee, and seek Thy commandments. happy shalt thou be.
I will speak of Thy testimonies Thy wife shall be as the fruitful also, even before kings : and will vine : upon the walls of thine house. not be ashamed. Thy children like the olive
And my delight shall be in Thy branches : round about thy table. commandments: which I have loved. Lo, thus shall the man be bless
My hands also will I lift up unto ed : that feareth the Lord.
Thy commandments : which I have The Lord from out of Sion shall loved : and my study shall be in so bless thee : that thou shalt see Thy statutes. Jerusalem in prosperity all thy life
V. 57. long;
THOU art my portion, O Lord : Yea, that thou shalt see thy chil. dren's children : and peace upon law. Israel.
I made my humble petition in After a Birth in the Family:
Thy presence with my whole heart : Psalm 127.
o be merciful unto me, according XCEPT the Lord build the to Thy word.
I called mine own ways to relost that build it.
membrance : and turned my feet Except the Lord keep the city : unto Thy testimonies. the watchman waketh but in vain. I made haste, and prolonged not
It is but lost labour that ye haste the time : to keep Thy commandto rise up early, and so late take ments. rest, and eat the bread of careful- The congregations of the ungodly
I hear with my whole heart:
have robbed me : but I have not understanding : that I may know forgotten Thy law.
Thy testimonies. At midnight I will rise to give It is time for Thee, Lord, to lay thanks unto Thee : because of Thy to Thine hand : for they have derighteous judgments.
stroyed Thy law. I am a companion of all them For I love Thy commandments : that fear Thee : and keep Thy com- above gold and precious stone. mandments.
Therefore hold I straight all Thy The earth, O Lord, is full of Thy commandments : and all false ways mercy : 0 teach me Thy statutes.
I utterly abhor,
O derstanding, that I may learn Thy Thy statutes. commandments.
Yea, even unto Thee do I call : They that fear Thee will be glad help me, and I shall keep Thy teswhen they see me : because I have
timonies. put my trust in Thy word. I know, O Lord, that Thy judg-unto Thee : for in Thy word is my
Early in the morning do I cry ments are right : and that Thou of
trust. very faithfulness hast caused me to
Mine eyes prevent the nightbe troubled.
watches : that I might be occupied 0 let Thy merciful kindness be
in Thy words my comfort : according to Thy
Hear my voice, O Lord, accord word unto Thy servant.
ing unto Thy loving kindness : 0 let Thy loving mercies come
quicken me, according as Thou art unto me, that I live : for Thy may
wont. law is my delight. Let the proud be confounded, persecute me : and are far from
They draw nigh that of malice for they go wickedly about to de
Thy law. stroy me : but I will be occupied in
Be Thou nigh at hand, O Lord : Thy commandments.
for all Thy commandments are Let such as fear Thee, and have
true. known Thy testimonies : be turned
As concerning Thy testimonies, unto me. O let my heart be sound in Thy Thou hast grounded them for ever.
I have known long since : that statutes : that I be not ashamed. V. 121.
V. 153. I
DEAL with the thing that is O cand deliver me : for I do not
lawful and right : 0 give me not over unto mine oppressors. forget Thy law.
Make Thou Thy servant to de- Avenge Thou my cause, and delight in that which is good : that liver me : quicken me, according to the proud do me no wrong.
Thy word. Mine eyes are wasted away with Health is far from the ungodly : looking for Thy health : and for for they regard not Thy statutes. the word of Thy righteousness. Great is Thy mercy, O Lord :
O deal with Thy servant accord quicken me, as Thou art wont. ing unto Thy loving mercy : and Many there are that trouble me, teach me Thy statutes.
and persecute me : yet do I not I am Thy servant, O grant me swerve from Thy testimonies.
It grieveth me when I see the For Thou art the God that hast transgressors : because they keep no pleasure in wickedness : neither not Thy law.
shall any evil dwell with Thee. Consider, O Lord, how I love Such as be foolish shall not Thy commandments : 0 quicken stand in Thy sight : for Thou me, according to Thy loving-kind- hatest all them that work vanity.
Thou shalt destroy them that Thy word is true from everlast- speak leasing : the Lord will abhor ing : all the judgments of Thy both the blood-thirsty and deceitful righteousness endure for evermore.
But as for me,
I will come into V. 169.
Thine house, even upon the multiET my complaint come before tude of Thy mercy : and in Thy derstanding, according to Thy holy temple. word.
Lead O Lord, in Thy rightLet my supplication come before eousness, because of mine enemies : Thee : deliver me, according to make Thy way plain before my Thy word.
face. My lips shall speak of Thy For there is no faithfulness in praise : when Thou hast taught me his mouth : their inward parts are Thy statutes.
very wickedness. Yea, my tongue shall sing of Their throat is an open sepulThy word : for all Thy command-chre : they flatter with their ments are righteous.
tongue. Let Thine hand help me : for I
Destroy Thou them, O God; have chosen Thy commandments.
let them perish through their own I have longed for Thy saving imaginations : cast them out in the health, O Lord : and in Thy law multitude of their ungodliness; for is my delight.
they have rebelled against Thee. O let my soul live, and it shall
And let all them that put their praise Thee : and Thy judgments trust in Thee rejoice : they shall shall help me. I have gone astray like a sheep Thou defendest them ; they that
ever be giving of thanks, because that is lost : O seek Thy servant, love Thy name shall be joyful in for I do not forget Thy command
Thee ; ments.
For Thou, Lord, wilt give Thy
blessing unto the righteous : and Trust in God for defence against with Thy favourable kindness wilt enemies.
Thou defend him as with a shield.
PONDER, my words, O Lord :
Y soul truly waiteth still upon
of my calling, my King and my salvation. God : for unto Thee will I make He verily is my strength and my my prayer.
salvation : He is my defence, so My voice shalt Thou hear be- that I shall not greatly fall. times, O Lord : early in the morn- How long will ye imagine mising will I direct my prayer unto chief against every man : ye shall Thee, and will look up.
be slain all the sort of you; yea,