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Hear when I call to thee; that day .
An answer speedily return. 3 My days like smoke consume away, . And, as an hearth, my bones do burn. 4 My heart is wounded very sore,
And withered, like grass, doth fade :
To take and eat my daily bread. 5 By reason of my smart within,
And voice of my most grievous groans, My flesh consumed is; my skin
All parch’d, doth cleave unto my bones 6 The pelican of wilderness,
The owl in desart, I do match :
Upon the house's top I watch.
The men against me that arose. 9 For I have ashes eaten up,
To me as if they had been bread;
Of bitter tears, a mixture made. 10 Because thy wrath was not appeas'd,
And dreadful indignation :
And thou again didst cast me down. 11 My days are like a shade alway,
Which doth declining swiftly pass :
Much like unto the fading grass. 12 But thou, O Lord, shalt stiil endure, From change and all mutation free ;
And to all generations sure
Shall thy remembrance ever be. 13 Thou slialt arise, and mercy yet
Thou to mount Zion shalt extend :
Behold is now come to an end.
Her very dust to them is dear.' 15 All heathen lands and kingly thrones,
On earth, thy glorious name shall fear.. 16 God in his glory shall appear,
When Zion he builds and repairs. 47 He shall regard and lend his ear,
Unto the needy's humble pray’rs.
Th’ afflicted's pray’r he will not scorn. 18 All times this shall be on record ;
And generations yet unborn
Shall praise and magnify the Lord. 19 He from his holy place look'd down;
The earth he view'd from heav'n on high 20 To hear the pris’ner's mourning groan,
And free them that are doom'd to die : 21 That Zion and Jerus’lem too,
His name and praise may well record : 2 When people, and the kingdoms do
Assemble all to praise the Lord. 23 My strength he weaken'd in the way;
My days of life he shortened. 2+ My God, O take me not away . In mid-time of my days, I said :
Thy years throughout all ages last. 35 Of old thou hast established
The earth’s foundation firm and fast :
26 They perish shall, as garments do :
But thou shalt evermore endure :
And they shall all be changed sure.
Thy endless years do last for aye.
A Psalm of David. Here, (1) The Psalmist earnestly stirs up himself to praise God, for favours to himself in particular; for pardon of sins, healing of diseases, redemption from death ; ver. 1--5. and for his mercies to his people, in revealing his mind to them ; pardoning their sins; sympathizing with their weakness; pitying their afflictions; and perpetuating his new covenant mercy towards them and their seed; ver. 6-18. (2) Conscious of his own insufficiency, he requests the assistan ce of angels, and of all the works of God to praise Him who is their Sovereign ; ver. 19_22.
Thus, my soul, let all my inward powers be stirred up to praise and thank my Redeemer, for all that he hath done for me, and for his church on earth.
THOU my soul, bless God the Lord;
and all that in me is,
to magnify and bless.
and not forgetful be
he hath bestow'd on thee.
most graciously forgive ; Who thy diseases all and pains
doth heal, and thee relieve.
4 Who doth redeem thy life, that thod
to death may'st not go down :: Who thee with loving-kindness doth
and tender mercies crown. 5 Who with abundance of good things,
doth satisfy thy mouth :
renewed is thy youth.
for all oppressed ones. p His way to Moses, he his acts .
made known to Isr'el's sons. 8 The Lord our God is merciful,
and he is gracious ; Long-suffering, and slow to wrath,
in mercy plenteous. g He will not chide continually,
nor keep his anger still. 10 With us he dealt not as we sinn'd,
nor did requite our ill. 11 For as the heaven in its height
the earth surmounteth far : . So great to those that do him fear
his tender mercies are. 12 As far as east is distant from
the west, so far hath he From us removed, in his love,
all our iniquity.
unto his children dear :
as worship him in fear.
and he our frame well knows.
12 Sucb pits children dearn to such
15 Frail man, his days are like the grass,
as flow'r in field he grows.
and it away is gone;
it shall no more be known.
God's mercy never ends;
, his righteousness extends.
and mindful are alway
that he may them obey.
in heavens firm to stand : And ev'ry thing that being hath
his kingdom doth command. . 20 O ye his angels, that excel
in strength, bless ye the Lord ;
and hearken to his word.
ye glorious hosts of his; Ye ministers, that do fulfil
whate'er his pleasure is. 22 O bless the Lord, all ye his works,
wherewith the world is stor'd In his dominions every where :
my soul, bless thou the Lord.
· PSALM CIV.
This Psalm was perhaps composed along with the preceding one ; and contains, (1) High celebrations of God,