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That the dispers’d of Israel
doth gather into one.
and grieved in their minds,
he tenderly up-binds. ,
he names them ev'ry one. 5 Great is our Lord, and of great pow'r;
His wisdom search can none. 6 The Lord lifts up the meek : and casts
the wicked to the ground. by Sing to the Lord, and give him thanks ;
on harp his praises sound. 8 Who covereth the heav'n with clouds,
who for the earth below Prepareth rain, who maketh grass
upon the mountains grow. 9 He gives the beast his food, he feeds
the ravens young that cry. 10 His pleasure not in horse's strength,
nor in man's legs doth lie. 11 But in all those that do him fear
the Lord doth pleasure take; In those that to his mercy do
by hope themselves betake. 12 The Lord praise, O Jerusalem : :
Zion, thy God confess : 13 For thy gates' bars he maketh strong:
thy sons in thee doth bless. 14 He in thy borders maketh peace;
with fine wheat filleth thee. 15 He sends forth his command on earth,
his word runs speedily,
16 Hoar-frost, like ashes, scattreth he :
Like wool he snow doth give. 17 Like morsels casteth forth his ice :
who in its cold can live ?
and melteth them again :
the waters flow amain.
to Jacob he doth show :
gives Israel to know. 20 To any nation never he
such favour did afford; For they his judgments have not knowns O do ye praise the Lord.
Here, the Psalmist, overwhelmed with enrapturing views of the glory, and sense of the goodness of the Lord, issues forth a solemn call to all his fellow creatures to assist him in his songs of praise. (1) To the celestial creatures above, whether intellectual beings or not; ver. 1-6. (2) To the terrestrial creatures below, whether irrational; ver. 7-10. or rational; ver. 11–13. but chiefly to his chosen people; ver. 14.
While angels and other rational beings actively trumpet forth his honours, and irrational creatures praise him objectively, in manifesting his excellencies marked on them ; let my soul bę ravished with his glory, amazed with his grace, and all inflamed with love in uttering his praise, who, iir Christ, is MY GOD, and my EXCEEDING JOY. Cry out, all my powers, My God, who is like unto thee! Is there any work like unto thy work! T RAISE God. From heavens praise the T in heights praise to him be. [Lordy 2 All ye his angels, praise ye him ;
his hosts all praise him ye. 3 O praise ye him, both sun and moon,
praise him all stars of light.
4 Ye heav'ns of heav'ns him praise, and floods
above the heavens' height.
of our almighty Lord;
created by his word.
hath them establish’d sure : He hath appointed them a law,
which ever shall endure. in Praise ye JEHOVAH from the earth,
dragons, and ev'ry deep : 8 Fire, hail, snow, vapour, stormy wind,
his word that fully keep. 9 All hills and mountains, fruitful trees,
and all ye cedars high. 10 Beasts, and all cattle, creeping things,
and all ye birds that fly. 11 Kings of the earth, all nations,
princes, earth's judges all : 12 Both young men, yea, and maidens too, . old men, and children small. 13 Let them God's name praise : for his name
alone is excellent:
the earth and firmament.
his saints exalteth lie;
On high his glory raiser
2 Him, let all angels bless,
And cloudy sky
Him therefore famous make;
And from that place,
You cannot pass. isy Praise God from earth below,
Ye dragons, and ye deeps:
Praise ye his name,
Beasts wild and tame,
All princes mean or high ;
Evin young and old
Should be extoll’d.
Above both earth and sky;
Ev'n those that be
PSALM CXLIX. This Psalm was perhaps penned by David when he took the strong bold of Zion from the Jebusites, -and represents, (1) Abundant Joys to the people of God, in his relation to delight in, and kindness towards them; ver. 1-5. (2) Abundance of terror to the proudest of their enemies, in their victory and power over them ; ver. 6-9.
While I sing, let mine eyes be fixed on Jesus Christ, going forth in his chariots of salvation, subduing his enemies to himself, by the gospel-rod of his strength, in the Apostolic and Milennial period; Rev. xx. 2. and in the chariots of his vengeance, destroying his incorrigible opposers, by the iron rod of his wrath, and treading them under the feet of his saints. D RAISE ye the Lord : unto him sing T a new song and his praise, In the assembly of his saints,
in sweet psalms do ye raise. 2 Let Isr’el in his Maker joy,
and to him praises sing:
be joyful in their King.
give praises in the dance : Let them with timbrel and with harp
in songs his praise advance. 4 For God doth pleasure take in these
that his own people be. And he with his salvation
the meek will beautify. 5And in his glory excellent
let all his saints rejoice: Let them to him upon their beds
alood lift up their voise.