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That the dispers’d of Israel

doth gather into one.
3 Those that are broken in their heart,

and grieved in their minds,
He healeth and their painful wounds

he tenderly up-binds. ,
4 He counts the number of the stars ;

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 ?
18 He sendeth forth his mighty word,

and melteth them again :
His winds he makes to blow, and then

the waters flow amain.
19 The doctrine of his holy word

to Jacob he doth show :
His statutes and his judgments ho

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.

PSALM CXLVIII.

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.
5 Let all the creatures praise the name

of our almighty Lord;
For he commanded, and they were

created by his word.
6 He also, for all times to come,

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:
His glory reacheth far above

the earth and firmament.
f 1 His people's horn, the praise of all

his saints exalteth lie;
Ev’n Isriel's seed, a people near
to him. The Lord praise ye.

SECOND VERSION.
THE Lord of heav’n confess,

On high his glory raiser

2 Him, let all angels bless,
Him, all his armies praise.

Him glorify,
Sun, moon, and stars
Ye higher spheres,

And cloudy sky
5 From God your beings are,

Him therefore famous make;
You all created were,
When he the word but spake:

And from that place,
Where fix'd you be,
By his decree,

You cannot pass. isy Praise God from earth below,

Ye dragons, and ye deeps:
8 Fire, hail, clouds, wind, and snow,
Whom in command he keeps.

Praise ye his name,
Hills great and smally
Trees low and tall,

Beasts wild and tame,
All things that creep or fly.
11 Ye kings, ye vulgar throng,

All princes mean or high ;
12 Both men and virgins young

Evin young and old
Exalt his name;
For much his fame

Should be extoll’d.
O let God's name be prais'do

Above both earth and sky;
14 For he bis saints hath rais'd,
And set their home on highs

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Ev'n those that be
Of Isr'el's race,
Near to his grace.
The Lord praise ye,

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:
Let all that Zion's children are,

be joyful in their King.
30 let them unto his great name

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.

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