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2 For mercy shall be built, said I,

for ever to endure :
Thy faithfulness ev’n in the heav'ns

thou wilt establish sure.
3 I with my chosen One have made

a coy'nant graciously ;
And to my servant whom I lov'd,

to David sworn have I:
4 That I thy seed establish shall

for ever to remain ; • And will to generations all

thy throne build and maintain. 5 The praises of thy wonders, Lord,

the heavens shall express : And in the congregation

of saints, thy faithfulness. 6 For who in heaven with the Lord

may once himself compare ? Who is like God among the sons.

of those that mighty are ?
✓ Great fear in meeting of the saints

is due unto the Lord :
And he, of all about him should

with rev'rence be ador’d.
8 0 thou that art the Lord of hosts,

what Lord in mightiness Is like to thee, who compass'd round : art with thy faithfulness? 9 Ev’n in the raging of the sea

thou over it dost reign : And when the waves thereof do swell,

thou stillest them again. 10 Rahab in pieces thou didst break,

like one that slaughter'd is ;

And with thy mighty arm thou hast

dispers’d thine enemies. 11 The heavens are thine, thou for thine own

the earth dost also take :
The world, and fulness of the same,

thy pow'r did found and make.
12 The north and south from thee alone

their first beginning had :
Both Tabor mount and Hermon hill

shall in thy name be glad.
18 Thou hast an arm that's full of pow'r,

thy hand is great in might : And thy right hand exceedingly

exalted is in height. 14 Justice and judgment of thy throne

are made the dwelling-place : Mercy, accompany'd with truth.

shall go before thy face.
15 O greatly bless'd the people are

the joyful sound that know :
In brightness of thy face, O Lord,

they ever on shall go.
16 They in thy name shall all the day

rejoice exceedingly :
And in thy righteousness shall they

exalted be on high.
17 Because the glory of their strength

doth only stand in thee :
And in thy favour shall our horn

and pow'r exalted be.
18 For God is our defence, and he

to us doth safety bring : The holy One of Israel

is our almighty King.

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19 In vision to thy holy One,

thou saidst, I help upon
A strong one laid ; out of the folk

I rais'd a chosen one.
20 Ev’n David, I have found him out

a servait unto me :
And, with my holy oil, my king

anointed him to be. 21 With whom my hand shall 'stablish'd be

mine arm shall make him strong. 22 On him the foe shall not exact,

nor son of mischief wrong, 23 I will beat down before his face

all his malicious foes;

I will them greatly plague, who do
3 with hatred him oppose.
24 My mercy and my faithfulness

with him yet still shall be ;
And in my name his horn and pow'r

men shall exalted see. '
25 His hand and pow'r shall reach afar,

I'll set it in the sea ;
And his right hand established

shall in the rivers be.
26 Thou art my Father, he shall cry,

..thou art my God alone ;
And he shall say, thou art the Rock

of my salvation.
27 I'll make him my first-born more high

than kings of any land. 28 My love I'll ever keep for him,

my cov’nant fast shall stand. 29 His seed I by my pow'r will make

for ever to endure;

And, as the days of heav'n, his throne

shall stable be and sure.
30 But if his children shall forsake

my laws, and go astray,
And in my judgments shall not walk,

but wander from my way ; ;
31 If they my laws break, and do not

keep my commandements; 32 I'll visit then their faults with rods,

their sins with chastisements. 33 Yet I'll not take my love from him,

nor false my promise make. 34 My cov’nant I'll not break, nor change,

what with my mouth I spake. 35 Once by my-holiness I sware,

to David I'll not lie : 86 His seed and throne shall as the sun,

before me last for aye. 37 It, like the moon, shall ever be

establish'd stedfastly; . And like to that which in the heav'n.

doth witness faithfully. 38 But thou, displeased, hast cast off,

thou didst abhor and lothe; With him that thine anointed iş,

thou hast been very wroth. 39 Thou hast thy servant's covenant

made void, and quite cast by; Thou hast profan'd his crown, while it

cast on the ground doth lie. 40 Thou all his hedges hast broke down,

his strong holds down hast torn. 41 He to all passers-by a spoil,

to neighbours is a scorn.

46 How to shame thons of youth, an

42 Thou hast set up his foes' right hand,

mad'st all his en’mies glad : 43 Turn’d his sword's edge, and him to stand

in battle hast not made. 41 His glory thou hast made to cease,

his throne to ground down cast: - 43 Shorten’d his days of youth, and him

with shame thou cover'd hast, 46 How long, Lord, wilt thou hide thyself

for ever in thine ire ? And shall thine indignation

burn like unto a fire ?
47 Remember, Lord, how short a time

I shall on earth remain :
O wherefore is it so that thou

hast made all men in vain ?
48 What man is he that liveth here,

and death shall never see ? Or from the power of the grave

what man his soul shall free ? 49 Thy former loving-kindnesses,

O Lord, where be they now ?
These which in truth and faithfulness

to David sworn hast thou. 50 Mind, Lord, thy servant's sad reproach ;

how I in bosom bear
The scornings of the people all,

wlio strong and mighty are. 51 Wherewith thy raging enemies

reproach’d, O Lord, think on ; Wherewith they have reproach'd the steps

of thine anointed One. 32. All blessings to the Lord our God

let be ascribed then ;

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