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7 The mem’ry of thy goodness great

they largely shall express :
With songs of praise they shall extol

thy perfect righteousness. 8 The Lord is very gracious,

in him compassions flow; In mercy he is very great,

and is to anger slow. 9 The Lord JEHOVAH unto all

his goodness doth declare ; And over all his other works

his tender mercies are. 10 Thee all thy works shall praise, O Lord

and thee thy saints shall bless; 11 They shall thy kingdom's glory show,

thy pow'r by speech express : 12 To make the sons of men to know

his acts done mightily,
And of his kingdom th excellent

and glorious majesty.
13 Thy kingdom shall for ever stand,

thy reign through ages all. 14 God raiseth all that are bow'd down,

upholdeth all that fall.
15 The eyes of all things wait on thee,

the giver of all good,
And thou in time convenient

bestows on them their food.
16 Thine hand thou op'nest lib'rally

and of thy bounty gives Enough to satisfy the need

of ev'ry thing that lives. 17 The Lord is just in all his ways,

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18 God's near to all that call on hin,

in truth that on him call. 19 He will accomplish the desire

of those that do him fear; He also will deliver them,

and he their cry will hear. 20 The Lord preserves all who him love,

that nought can them annoy: But he all those that wicked are

: will utterly destroy. - 21 My mouth the praises of the Lord

to publish cease shall never :
Let all flesh bless his holy name
for ever and for ever.

LORD, thou art my God and king,

Thee will I magnify and praise,
I will thee bless, and gladly sing

Unto thy holy name always. 2 Each day I rise I will the bless,

And praise thy name time without end. 3 Much to be prais'd, and great God is;

His greatness none can comprehend. 4 Race shall thy works praise unto race,

The mighty acts show, done by thee. 5 I will speak of the glorious grace,

And honour of thy majesty;

Thy wondrous works I will record. 6 By men the might shall be extoll’d

Of all thy dreadful acts, O Lord :

And I thy greatness will unfold. . ty They utter shall abundantly

The mem’ry of thy goodness great,
And shall sing praises cheerfully,

Whilst they thy righteousness relate. 8 The Lord our God is gracious,

Compassionate is he also.
In mercy he is plenteous,

But unto wrath and anger slow. 9 Good unto all men is the Lord:

O’er all his works his mercy is. 10 Thy works all praise to thee afford :

Thy saints, O Lord, thy name shall bless. 11 The glory of thy kingdom show

Shall they, and of thy power tell. 12 That so men's sons his deeds máy know,

His kingdom's grace that doth excel. 13 Thy kingdom hath no end at all,

It doth through ages all remain. 14 The Lord' upholdeth all that fall,

The cast down raiseth up again.
15 The eyes of all things, Lord, attend,

And on thee wait, that here do live;
And thou, in season due, dost send

Sufficient food them to relieve.
16 Yea, thou thine hand dost open wide,

And ev'ry thing doth satisfy
That lives, and doth on earth abide,

Of thy great liberality.
17 The Lord is just in his ways all,

And holy in his works each one. 18 He's near to all that on him call,

Who call in truth on him alone. 19 God will the just desire fulfil

Of such as do him fear and dread :
Their cry regard, and hear he will,

And save them in the time of need.
20 The Lord preserves all, more and less,

That bear to him a loying heart:

But workers all of wickedness

Destroy will he, and clean subvert. 21 Therefore my mouth and lips I'll frame

To sing the praises of the Lord:
To magnify his holy name
For ever let all flesh accord,


This Psalm contains, (1) Pleasant engagements and encour. agements to the hearty and constant praises of God; ver. 1, 2. 10. (2) Earnest disuassives from trusting in man, who is so weak and short-lived ; ver. 3, 4. (3) Powerful persuasives to trust in God, whose power and goodness appear so remarka. ble in creation, providence, and redemption ; ver. 5–10.

While I sing, be stirred up, my soul, and all that is within me, to bless his holy name- to depend on him alone, who is my Maker, my faithful Friend, my kind and righteous Protec. tor, my bountiful Provider, my almighty Deliverer, my gracio ous Enlightener, my seasonable Restorer, my perpetual Preserver, and the just Punisher of my foes ;--my King, my God, and my ALL.

TRAISE God. The Lord praise, O my T 2 I'll praise God while I live : [soul While I have being, to my God,

in songs, I'll praises give. 8 Trust not in princes, nor man's son,

in whom there is no stay. 4 His breath departs, to's earth he turns :

that day his thoughts decay. 5 O happy is that man, and bless'd,

whom Jacob's God doth aid; Whose hope upon the Lord doth rest,

and on his God is staid. 6 Who made the earth, and heavens high,

who made the swelling deep, And all that is within the same:

who truth do ever keep.

ny Who righteous judgment executes

for those oppress'd that be;
Who to the hungry giveth food :
. God sets the pris'ners free.
8 The Lord doth give the blind their sights

the bowed-down doth raise :
The Lord doth dearly love all those

that walk in upright ways.
9 The stranger's shield the widow's stay,

the orphan's help is he:
But yet by him the wicked's way

turn’d upside down shall be.
10 The Lord shall reign for ever more,

thy God, o Zion, he
Reigns to all generations,
Praise to the Lord give ye.

PSALM CXLVII. This Psalm was probably penned by David, while he se paired and fortified Jerusalem; 2 Sam. v. and contains, (1) Solemn calls to praise God; ver. 1, 7, 12, 20. (2) Weighty reasons for praising God, viz. 1. That as the God of nature he is infinitely intelligent and great, and the sovereign manager of all creatures ; ver. 4, 5, 8, 9, 15, 18. 2. As the God of grace, he tenderly comforts, and affectionately delights in his people ; ver. 3, 6, 10, 11. 3. As the God of Israel, Jerusalem and Zion, he settles their civil and religious state ; ver. 2, 13, 14, 19, 20.

When God manifests himself in so many things, be ashamed,
my soul, that I discern him in so few. O to see God's power
and glory in every work of his hand, and especially in every
word of his mouth! and to be so affected with what he is, and
hath done, and will do, as in every thing to give thanks.
D RAISE ye the Lord; for it is good

I praise to our God to sing :
For it is pleasant, and to praise

it is a comely thing.
2 God doth build up Jerusalem,
and he it is alone


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