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8 They by the mountains do ascend,
and by the valley-ground Descend, unto that very place
which thou for them didst found. 9 Thou hast a bound unto them set,
that they may not pass over, That they do not return again
the face of earth to cover, 10 He to the valleys sends the springs,
which run among the hills: 11 They to all beasts of field give drink,
wild asses drink their fills. 12 By them the fowls of heav'n shall have
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thou art exoeeding great; With honour and with majesty
thou clothed art in state. 2 With light, as with a robe, thyself
thou coverest about; And, like unto a curtain, thou
the heavens stretchest out. 3 Who of his chambers doth the beams
within the waters lay; Who doth the clouds his chariot make,
on wings of wind make way. 4 Who flaming fire his ministers,
his angels sp’rits, doth make : 5 Who earth's foundations did lay,
that it should never shake. 6 Thou didst it cover with the deep,
as with a garment spread : The waters stood above the hills,
when thou the word but said. 7 But at the voice of thy rebuke
they fled, and would not stay; They at thy thunder's dreadful voice
did haste them fast away.
the hills, when they are dry'd : With fruit and increase of thy works
the earth is satisfy'd. 14 For cattle he makes grass to grow,
he makes the herb to spring For th' use of man, that food to him
he from the earth may bring;
31 The glory of the mighty Lord
35 From earth let sinners be consum'd,
let ill men no more be. O thou my soul, bless thou the Lord.
Praise to the Lord give ye. 105 PSALM CV. 1 GIVE thanks to God, call on his name;
continue shall for ever: The Lord JEHOVAH shall rejoice
in all his works together. 32 Earth, as affrighted, trembleth all,
if he on it but look ; And if the mountains he but touch,
they presently do smoke. 33 I will sing to the Lord most high,
so long as I shall live; And while I being have I shall
to my God praises give. 34 Of him my meditation shall
sweet thoughts to me afford; And as for me, I will rejoice
in God, my only Lord.
to men his deeds make known. 2 Sing ye to him, sing psalms; proclaim
his wondrous works each one.
to glory do accord;
rejoice that seeks the Lord.
with stedfast hearts seek ye: His blessed and his gracious face
seek ye continually. 5 Think on the works that he hath done,
which admiration breed ; His wonders, and the judgments all
which from his mouth proceed ;
his servant well approv'n;
whom he chose for his own.
7 Becanse he, and he only, is
16 He call'd for famine on the land, the mighty Lord our God;
he brake the staff of bread: And his most righteous judgments are 17 But yet he sent a man before, in all the earth abroad.
by whom they should be fed ; 8 His cov'nant he remember'd hath, Ev'n Joseph, whom unnat’rally that it may ever stand :
sell for a slave did they; To thousand generations
18 Whose feet with fetters they did hurt, the word he did command.
and he in irons lay; 9 Which covenant he firmly made
19 Until the time that his word came with faithful Abraham,
to give him liberty; And unto Isaac, by his oath,
The word and purpose of the Lord he did renew the same :
did him in prison try. 10 And unto Jacob, for a law,
20 Then sent the king, and did command he made it firm and sure,
that he enlarg'd should be: A covenant to Israel,
He that the people's ruler was which ever should endure.
did send to set him free. 11 He said, I'll give Canaan's land 21 A lord to rule his family for heritage to you ;
he rais'd him, as most fit; 12 While they were strangers there, and To him of all that he possess'd in number very few :
[few, he did the charge commit; 13 While yet they went from land to land 22 That he might at his pleasure bind without a sure abode;
the princes of the land ; And while through sundry kingdoms And he might teach his senators
did wander far abroad; (they wisdom to understand. 14 Yet, notwithstanding, suffer'd ho 23 The people then of Israel no man to do them wrong:
down into Egypt came; Yea, for their sakes, he did reprove And Jacob also sojourned
kings, who were great and strong. within the land of Ham. 15 Thus did be say, Touch
24 And he did greatly by his pow'r that mine anointed be,
increase his people there; Nor do the prophets any harm
And stronger than their enemies that do pertain to me.
they by his blessing were.
PSALM CV.--continued. 25 Their heart he turned to envy 36 He smote all first-born in their land, his folk maliciously,
chief of their strength each one. With those that his own servants 37 With gold and silver brought them were
forth, to deal in subtilty.
weak in their tribes were none. 26 His servant Moses he did send, 38 Egypt was glad when forth they went, Aaron his chosen one.
their fear on them did light. 27 By these his signs and wonders great 39 He spread a cloud for covering,
in Ham's land were made known. and fire to shine by night. 28 Darkness he sent, and made it dark; 40 They ask'd, and he brought quails : his word they did obey.
of heav'n he filled them. (with bread 29 He turn'd their waters into blood, 41 He open'd rocks, floods gusħid, and ran and he their fish did slay.
in deserts like a stream. 30 The land in plenty brought forth frogs 42 For on his holy promise he, in chambers of their kings.
and servant Abr'ham, thought. 31 His word all sorts of flies and lice 43 With joy his people, his elect in all their borders brings.
with gladness, forth he brought. 32 He hail for rain, and flaming fire 44 And unto them the pleasant lands into their land he sent :
he of the heathen gave; 33 And he their vines and fig-trees smote; That of the people's labour they trees of their coasts he rent.
inheritance might have. 34 He spake, and caterpillars came, 45 That they his statutes might observe locusts did much abound;
according to his word ; 3. Which in their land all herbs consum'd, And that they might his laws obey. and all fruits of their ground.
Give praise unto the Lord.