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28 Thy God commands thy strength : make

what thou wrought'st for us, Lord. [strong 29 For thy house at Jerusalem,

kings shall thee gifts afford. 30 The spearmen's host, the multitude

of bulls, which fiercely look,
Those calves which people hath forth sent,

O Lord our God, rebuke,
Till ev'ry one submit himself,

and silver pieces bring :
The people that delight in war

disperse, O God and King.
31 Those that be princes great, shall then

come out of Egypt lands, And Ethiopia to God

shall soon stretch out her hands. 32 0 all ye kingdoms of the earth,

sing praises to this King, For he is Lord that ruleth all,

unto him praises sing.
33 To him that rides on heav'ns of heav'ns,

which he of old did found;
Lo, he sends forth his voice, a voice

in might that doth abound.
34 Strength unto God do ye ascribe ;

for his excellency
Is over Israel, his strength

is in the clouds most high.
33 Thou’rt from thy temple dreadful,

Isr'el's own God is he,
Who gives his people strength and pow'r ;

O let God blessed be.

PSALM LXIX. To the chief Musician upon SHOSHANNIM. A Psalm of

David. This Psalm is much like the 22nd, representing at once the troubles of David and of David's Lord, and the glories which followed. We have in it, (1) Bitter complaints of long and sore troubles; of the malice and multitude of enemies ; of the unkindness of friends; of general contempt; and these mingled with candid acknowledgments of guilt, and with supplications for God's gracious audience and merciful deliverance ; ver. 1-13. (2) Pleas insisted on, in these supplications, viz. the mercy and truth of God; the Psalmist's own great distress; the insolence and cruelty of his enemies; and the unkindness of his friends; ver. 14-21. (3) Predictions of the ruin of David's, and especially of Christ's Jewish enemies ; importing that their sacrifices and their common food should be cursed to them; that they should be plagued with judicial blindness and wrathful disquiet ; that they should be rendered public monuments of the vengeance of God, having their church and state quite unhinged and their land desolated ; and, in fine, that their ruin should be increasing, and their recovery almost impossible ; ver. 22–28. (4) Under a deep sense of his poverty and distress, David and his divine Son celebrate the high praises of God, and call others to praise him for the deliverances of Israel ; but chiefly for the erection of the gospel church, and for the certain, though still future recalling of the Jews into the same ; ver. 29–36. •

While I sing, let me behold my Redeemer, charged in law with my sins, and bearing the punishment thereof. Let me learn, with patience to run the race of holy obedience and of necessary trials set before me, looking to Jesus as my pattern, and as the author and finisher of my faith. While I behold the tremendous severity of God's judgments, against his ancient people, for rejecting and murdering his Son, let me not be high minded, but fear. Let me behold the grace of our Lord Jesus, who, tho' he was rich, yet for our sakes he became poor ; that we through his poverty might be made rich. And let me be a living and lively member of that church which is founded in his blood, and blessed in him, with all spiritual blessings.

QAVE me, O God, because the floods

do so environ me,
That ev’n unto my very soul

come in the waters be.
2 I downward in deep mire do sink,

where standing there is none : I am into deep waters come,

where floods have o’er me gone. 3 I weary with my crying am,

my throat is also dry'd ; Mine eyes do fail, while for my God

I waiting do abide.
4 Those men that do without a cause

bear hatred unto me,
Than are my hairs upon my head

in number more they be :
They that would me destroy, and are

mine en’mies wrongfully,
Are mighty : so what I took not

to render forc'd was 1.5 Lord, thou my folly know'st, my sins

not cover'd are from thee. 6 Let none that wait on thee be 'sham'de

Lord God of hosts, for me. O Lord, the God of Israel,

let none who search do make, And seek thee, be at any time

confounded for my sake. 7 For I have borne reproach for thee,

my face iş hid with shame..

8 To brethren strange, to mother's sons

an alien I became. 9 Because the zeal did eat me up

which to thine house I bear; And the reproaches cast at thee

upon me fallen are. 10 My tears and fasts, t'afflict my soul,

were turned to my shame. 11 When sackcloth I did wear, to them

a proverb I became. 12 The men that in the gate do sit

against me evil spake; They also that vile drunkards were

of me their song did make. 13 But, in an acceptable time,

my pray’r, Lord, is to thee; In truth of thy salvation, Lord,

and mercy great, hear me. 14 Deliver me out of the mire,

from sinking do me keep; Free me from those that do me hate,

and from the waters deep.
15 Let not the flood on me prevail,

whose water overflows;
Nor deep me swallow, nor the pit

her mouth upon me close. 16 Hear me, O Lord, because thy love

and kindness is most good : Turn unto me, according to

thy mercies' multitude. 17 Nor from thy servant hide thy face ;

I'm troubled, soon attend. 18 Draw near my soul, and it redeem }

me from my foes defend,

19 To thee is my reproach well known,

my shame and my disgrace : Those that mine adversaries be

are all before thy face. 20 Reproach hath broke my heart, I'm full

of grief ; I look’d for one
To pity me, but none I found ;

comforters found I none.
21 They also bitter gall did give

unto me for my meat ;
They gave me vinegar to drink,

when as my thirst was great. 22 Before them let their table prove

a snare ; and do thou make Their welfare and prosperity

a trap themselves to take. 23 Let thou their eyes so darken'd be,

that sight may them forsake : And let their loins be made by thee.

continually to shake.
24 Thy fury pour thou out on them,

and indignation ;
And let thy wrathful anger, Lord,

fast hold take them upon. 25 All waste and desolate let be

their habitation ;
And in their tabernacles all

inhabitants be none.
26 Because him they do persecute,

whom thou didst smite before ; They talk unto the grief of those

whom thou hast wounded sore. 27 Add thou iniquity unto

their former wickedness :

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