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19 PSALM XIX.
9 Unspotted is the fear of God,
and doth endure for ever : 1 THE heav'ns God's glory do declare, The judgments of the Lord are true
the skies his hand-works preach: and righteous altogether. 2 Day utters speech to day, and night to night doth knowledge teach.
10 They more than gold, yea, much fine to be desired are :
[gold, 3 There is no speech nor tongue to which Than honey, honey from the comb their voice doth not extend:
that droppeth, sweeter far. 4 T eir line is gone through all the earth, their words to the world's end.
11 Moreover, they thy servant warn
how he his life should frame: In them he set the sun a tent;
A great reward provided is 5 Who, bridegroom-like, forth goes
for them that keep the same. From's chamber, as a strong man doth to run his race rejoice.
12 Who can his errors understand? 6 From heav'n's end is his going forth, 13 From secret faults. Thy servant keep
O cleanse thou me within circling to th' end again ; And there is nothing from his heat
from all presumptuous sin: that hidden doth remain.
And do not suffer them to have 7 God's law is perfect, and converts
dominion over me: the soul in sin that lies :
Then, righteous and innocent, God's testimony is most sure,
I from much sin shall be. and makes the simple wise. 14 The words which from my mouth pro8 The statutes of the Lord are right,
ceed, and do rejoice the heart:
the thoughts sent from my heart, The Lord's command is pure, and doth Accept, O Lord, for thou my strength light to the eyes impart.
and my Redeemer art.
20 PSALM XX.
Display our banners : and the Lord
thy prayers all fulfil. 1 JEHOVAH hear thee in the day when trouble he doth send :
6 Now know I God his king doth save: And let the name of Jacob's God
he from his holy heav'n thee from all ill defend.
Will hear him, with the saving strength 2 O let him help send from above,
by his own right hand giv’n. out of his sanctuary : From Sion, his own holy hill,
7 In chariots some put confidence,
some horses trust upon : let him give strength to thee.
But we remember will the name 3 Let him remember all thy gifts,
of our Lord God alone. accept thy sacrifice: 4 Grant thee thine heart's wish, and fulfil 8 We rise, and upright stand, when they thy thoughts and counsel wise.
are bowed down, and fall. 6 In thy salvation we will joy;
9 Deliver, Lord; and let the King in our God's name we will
us hear, when we do call.
21 PSALM XXI. 1 THE kingin thy great strength, O Lord,
shall very joyful be: (In thy salvation rejoice
how veh'mently shall he! 2 Thou hast bestowed upon him
all that his heart would have; And thou from him didst not withhold
whate'er his lips did crave. 3 For thou with blessings him prevent'st
of goodness manifold; And thou hast set upon his head
a crown of purest gold. 4 When he desired life of thee,
thou life to him didst give; Ev'n such a length of days, that he
for evermore should live. 5 In that salvation wrought by thee
his glory is made great ; Honour and comely majesty
thou bast upon him set. 6 Because that thou for evermore
most blessed hast him made; And thou hast with thy countenance made him exceeding glad.
7 Because the king upon the Lord
his confidence doth lay; And through the grace of the most shall not be mov'd away.
[High 8 Thine hand shall all those men find out
that en'mies are to thee; Ev’n thy right hand shall find out those
of thee that haters be. 9 Like fiery ov’n thou shalt them make,
when kindled is thine ire; God shall them swallow in his wrath,
devour them shall the fire. 10 Their fruit from earth thou shalt de
their seed men from among : [stroy, 11 For they beyond their might 'gainst
did plot mischief and wrong. 12 Thou therefore shalt make them turn
to fly against their face. 13 In thy great pow'r and strength, O
be thou exalted high; (Lord, So shall we sing with joyful hearts,
thy power praise shall we.
22 PSALM XXII. 1 MY God, my God, why hast thou me
forsaken P why so far Art thou from helping me, and from
my words that roaring are ? 2 All day, my God, to thee I cry,
yet am not heard by thee; And in the season of the night
I cannot silent be. 3 But thou art holy, thou that dost
inhabit Isr'el's praise. 4 Our fathers hop'd in thee, they hop'd,
and thou didst them release. 6 When unto thee they sent their cry,
to them deliv'rance came: Because they put their trust in thee,
they were not put to shame. 6 But as for me, a worm I am,
and as no man am priz'd: Reproach of men I am, and by
the people am despis’d. 7 All that me see laugh me to scorn;
shoot out the lip do they ; They
nod and shake their heads at me, and, mocking, thus do say,
8 This man did trust in God, that he
would free him by his might: Let him deliver him, sith he
had in him such delight. 9 But thou art he out of the womb
that didst me safely take; When I was on my mother's breasts
thou me to hope didst make. 10 And I was cast upon thy care,
ey'n from the womb till now; And from my mother's belly, Lord,
my God and guide art thou. 11 Be not far off, for grief is near,
and none to help is found. 12 Bulls many compass me, strong bulls
of Bashan me surround. 13 Their mouths they open'd wide on me,
lipon me gape did they, Liko to a lion ravening
and roaring for his prey. 14 Like water I'm pour'd out, my bones
all out of joint do part: Amidst my bowels, as the wax so melted is my heart.
15 My strength is like a potsherd dry'd ; Nor from him hid his face, but heard my tongue it cleaveth fast
when he to him did cry. Unto my jaws; and to the dust of death thou brought me hast. 25 Within the congregation great
my praise shall be of thee; 16 For dogs have compass'd me about : My vows before them that him fear the wicked, that did meet
shall be perform’d by me. In their assembly, me inclos'd; they pierc'd my hands and feet.
26 The meek shall eat, and shall be fill'd;
they also praise shall give 17 I all my bones may tell; they do
Unto the Lord that do him seek: upon me look and stare :
your heart shall ever live. 18 Upon my vesture lots they cast, and clothes among them share. 27 All ends of th' earth remember shall,
and turn the Lord unto; 19 But be not far, O Lord, my strength; All kindreds of the nations haste to give help to me.
to him shall homage do: 20 From sword my soul, from pow'r of my darling set thou free. [dogs, 28 Because the kingdom to the Lord
doth appertain as his; 21 Out of the roaring lion's mouth
Likewise among the nations do thou me shield and save:
the Governor he is. For from the horns of unicorns an ear to me thou gave.
29 Earth's fatones eat, and worship shall:
all who to dust descend 22 I will shew forth thy name unto
Shall bow to him ; none of them can those that my brethren are;
his soul from death defend. Amidst the congregation thy praise I will declare.
30 A seed shall service do to him ;
unto the Lord it shall 23 Praise ye the Lord, who do him fear; Be for a generation him glorify all ye
reckon'd in ages all. The seed of Jacob; fear him all that Isr'el's children be.
31 They shall come, and they shall declare
his truth and righteousness 24 For he despis'd not nor abhorr'd Unto a people yet unborn, th' afflicted's misery;
and that he hath done this,