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Be lifted up:nter may;ne King?

Or who within his holy place

shall have a firm abode ? 4 Whose hands are clean, whose heart is pure,

and unto vanity Who hath not lifted up his soul,

nor sworn deceitfully.. 5 He from th’ Eternal shall receive

the blessings him upon, And righteousness, ev’n from the God

of his salvation.
6 This is the generation

that after him enquire,
O Jacob, who do seek thy face

with their whole heart's desire.
v Ye gates, lift up your heads on high

· ye doors that last for aye,
Be lifted up, that so the King

of glory enter may.
8 But who of glory is the King ?

the mighty Lord is this, Ev’n that same Lord, that great in might

and strong in battle is. 9 Ye gates lift up your heads, ye doors,

doors that do last for aye, Be lifted up, that so the King,

of glory enter may.
10 But who is he that is the King

of glory? who is this?
The Lord of hosts, and none but he,
the King of glory is.

PSALM XXV.

A Psalm of DAVID.
In singing this psalm let me observe [1] What serious

work prayer is, what lifting up of soul; what directing of eyes to God, and fixing them on him, must be in it, ver. l-15 [2] What mercies ought to be prayed for ; --pardon of sin, ver. 6, 7,–18. direction in duty, ver. 4, 5. familiar intimacy with God, ver. 10. deliverance from trouble, ver. 17, 18. preservation from adversaries, ver. 20, 21. And in fine, safety and deliverance to the church, ver. 22. 31 What pleas are proper to be used in prayer; as the trust we have reposed in God, ver. 2, 3, 5-20, 21. Our own divinely, affected sincerity in the Lord's way, ver. 21. Our distress and the malice of our enemies, ver. 2, 16-19. But chiefly the mercy that is in God, and the glory which redounds to his name from his bestowing of new-covenant favours, ver. 6, 7-11. [4] Strong encouragements to prayer taken from the perfections of God's nature ; and from his promises of instruction and direction ; and from the fulness and grace of his covenant ; and from his delight, in allowing men familiar intimacy and fellowship with himself, ver 8—14.

Let these things, my soul, be the object of thy strictest care and attention, in all thy addresses to God.

O thee I lift my soul.
I 2 O Lord, I trust in thee :
My God let me not be asham’d,

nor foes triumph o’er me, 3 Let none that wait on thee

be put to shame at all;
But those that without cause transgress;

let shame upon them fall.
4 Shew me thy ways, O Lord:

thy paths, O teach thou me : 5 And do thou lead me in thy truth,

therein my teacher be: . For thou art God that dost.

to me salvation send, and I upon thee all the day

expecting, do attendi

B Thy tender mercies, Lord,

I pray thee to remember,
And loving-kindnesses : for they

have been of old for ever. hy My sins and faults of youth

do thou, O Lord, forget ; After thy mercy think on m',

and for thy goodness great. 8 God good and upright is :

the way he'll sinners show. 9 The meek in judgment he will guide,

and make his path to know. 10 The whole paths of the Lord

are truth and mercy sure, To those that do his cov’nant keep,

and testimonies pure. 11 Now for thine own name's sake, - O Lord, I thee intreat

To pardon mine iniquity;

for it is very great. 12 What man is he that fears

the Lord, and doth him serve ? Him shall he teach the way that he

shall chuse and still observe. 13 His soul shall dwell at ease,

and his posterity
Shall flourish still, and of the earth

inheritors shall be.
14 With those that fear him is

the secret of the Lord :
· The knowledge of his covenant

he will to them afford.
15 Mine eyes upon the Lord

continually are set : .

- For he it is that shall bring forth

my feet out of the net. 16 Turn unto me thy face,

and to me mercy show : Because that I am desolate,

and am brought very low. 17 My heart's griefs are increas’d,

me from distress relieve. 18 See mine affliction, and my pain,

and all my sins forgive. 19 Consider thou my foes,

because they many are, And it a cruel hatred is

which they against me bear, 20 O do thou keep my soul,

do thou deliver me :
And let me never be asham’d,

because I trust in thee. 21 Let uprightness and truth

keep me, who thee attend. 22 Redemption, Lord, to Israel

from all his troubles send.

SECOND VERSION. ITTO thee I lift my soul, O Lord :

2 My God, I trust in thee : Let me not be asham'd ; let not

my foes triumph o'er me. 3 Yea, let thou none ashamed be

that do on thee attend : Ashamed let them be, O Lord,

who without cause offend. 4 Thy ways, Lord, shew, teach me thy paths. 5 Lead me in truth, teach me :

For of my safety thou art God,

all day I wait on thee. 6 Thy mercies that most tender are,

do thou, O Lord, remember, And loving kindnesses : for they

have been of old for ever.
y Let not the errors of my youth,

nor sins remembred be:
In mercy for thy goodness' sake,

O Lord, remember me.
8 The Lord is good and gracious,

he upright is also : He therefore sinners will instruct,

in ways that they should go.
9 The meek and lowly he will guide

in judgment just alway:
To meek and poor afflicted ones

he'll clearly teach his way.
10 The whole paths of the Lord our God

are truth and mercy sure,
To such as keep his covenant,

and testimonies pure. 11 Now for thine own name sake, O Lord,

I humbly thee intreat
To pardon mine iniquity :

For it is very great. 12 What man fears God? him shall he teach

the way that he shall choose. 13 His soul shall dwell at ease, his seed

the earth, as heirs, shall use, 14 The secret of the Lord is with

such as do fear his name; And he his holy covenant

will manifest to them.

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