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tor, help and strength, ver. 6—8. (4) His solemn supplication, for salvation and blessedness; for nourishment, honour, and safety to the people of God, ver. 9.
While I remember Jesus of Nazareth, whose cries in trouble were so vehement; whose implacable enemies incur such fearful misery ; and who being exalted to the right hand of God, and made full of joy with his counte. nace, maketh continual intercession for his chosen lace; let my soul lift up her voice to God for rich and everlasting blessings to myself and his church.
To thee I'll cry, O Lord, my rock, ,
hold not thy peace to me; Lest like those that to pit descend,
I by thy silence be. 2 The voice hear of my humble pray’rs, ;
when unto thee I cry ; When to thy holy oracle
I lift mine hands on high. 3 With ill men draw me not away,
that work iniquity; - That speak peace to their friends, while in
their hearts doth mischief lie.
and ills endeavoured :
to them be rendered.
who would not understand
the doing of his hand...
for graciously he heard The voice of my petitions,
and prayers did regard.
ng The Lord's my strength and shield, my heart
upon him did rely,
doth joy excecdingly; .
of his anointed One.
bless thine inheritance:
A Psalm of David.. This psalm was probably composed on tfie occasion of a thunder-storm. It is a solemn charge from heaven to great men to worship and glorify God; who (1) in his magnificence and power thundereth in the most terrible, alarming, and destructive manner, ver. 1-9. (2) Who is supreme governor of the world, and bestoweth strength and peace on his peculiar people, ver. 10, 11.
While I sing, let me by faith, behold the glory of God in Christ, and be filled with reverential awe of his power and grace. And while I adore his perfections, admire and praise his excellencies, let Jerusalem come into my mind; and let me apprehend the promise, and pour forth a prayer for the remnant which is left.
IVE ye unto the Lord, ye sons
with cheerfulness give ye. 2 Unto the Lord the glory give
that to his name is due ; And in the beauty of holiness
unto JEHOVAH bow.
3 The Lord's voice on the waters is:
the God of Majesty Doth thunder, and on multitudes
of waters sitteth he..
out of the Lord most high :
of glorious majesty.
asunder cedars tear :
that Lebanon doth bear.
ev’n that great Lebanon, And like to a young unicorn
the mountain Sirion. » God's voice divides the flames of ffre : 8 The desert it doth shake : The Lord doth make the wilderness
of Kadesh all to quake. 9 God's voice doth make the hinds to calve,
it makes the forests bare; : And in his temple ev'ry one
his glory doth declare. 10 The Lord sits on the floods : the Lord
sits King and ever shall. 11 The Lord will give his people strength,
and with peace bless them all..
A Psalm and Song at the dedication of the house of
DAVID. In this psalm composed for the dedication of the new palace, which David had built for himself at Jerusal.
2 Sam. v. 11. or for the dedication of it, after it had been polluted by Absalom, 2 Sam. xvi. He (1) offers thanks. giving to God for the answering of his prayers; the overthrowing of his enemies; and the preserving of his life, ver. 1-3, 11, 12. (2) He calls and chargeth others, to praise the Lord on account of the purity of his nature, the short duration of his frowns, and the swees. ness of his favour's, ver. 4, 5. (3) He remarks, how his carnal security under prosperity had occasioned his sudden fall into divine hidings alid frowns, ver. 6, 7. (4) He recollects what supplications he had made to God, in his former distress, ver. 8-10. (5) He triumphs in the kindness of God towards him; and resolves to praise and thank him for evermore on account of it, ver. 11, 12
While I sing, let me with gratful heart remember the Lord's mercies. Let me remember my own follies; and how the Lord corrected me for them. Let me look after my prayers and wait for an answer. And the rearer my end draweth, let my he.rt and niouth be the more abundantly filled with the high praises of my God, and my saviour.
T ORD, I will thee extol, for thou
A hast lifted me on high, And over me thou to rejoice
mad'st not mine enemy.
I in distress to thee
and thou hast healed me.
and rescu'd from the grave : That I to pit should not go down,
alive thou didst me save. 4 0 ye that are his holy ones,
sing praise unto the Lord : And give unto him thanks when you
his holiness record.
5 For but a moment lasts his wrath;
life in his favour lies :
at morn doth joy arise.
. tliat nothing shall me move.
to stand strong by thy love.
didst hide thy face from me,
turn’d into misery,
I caused to ascend :
I to the Lord did send.
when I go down to pit ?
thy truth declare shaļl it ?
To dancing; yea, my sackcloth loos'd
and girded me with gladness :
and never silent be :