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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.
that after him enquire,
with their whole heart's desire.
· ye doors that last for aye,
of glory enter may.
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.
of glory? who is this?
A Psalm of DAVID.
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  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.  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.
nor foes triumph o’er me, 3 Let none that wait on thee
be put to shame at all;
let shame upon them fall.
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,
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
inheritors shall be.
the secret of the Lord :
he will to them afford.
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 :
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.
nor sins remembred be:
O Lord, remember me.
he upright is also : He therefore sinners will instruct,
in ways that they should go.
in judgment just alway:
he'll clearly teach his way.
are truth and mercy sure,
and testimonies pure. 11 Now for thine own name sake, O Lord,
I humbly thee intreat
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.