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7 The mem’ry of thy goodness great
they largely shall express :
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 glorious majesty.
thy reign through ages all. 14 God raiseth all that are bow'd down,
upholdeth all that fall.
the giver of all good,
bestows on them their food.
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,
· holy in his works alle
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 :
Thee will I magnify and praise,
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,
Whilst they thy righteousness relate. 8 The Lord our God is gracious,
Compassionate is he also.
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.
And on thee wait, that here do live;
Sufficient food them to relieve.
And ev'ry thing doth satisfy
Of thy great liberality.
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 :
And save them in the time of need.
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:
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;
the bowed-down doth raise :
that walk in upright ways.
the orphan's help is he:
turn’d upside down shall be.
thy God, o Zion, he
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,
I praise to our God to sing :
it is a comely thing.