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PSALM LXXXIX.-continued. 19 In vision to thy Holy One

And he shall say, Thou art the Rock thou saidst, I help upon

of my salvation. A strong one laid ; out of the folk

27 I'll make him my first-born, more high I rais'd a chosen one;

than kings of any land. 20 Ev'n David, I have found him out 28 My love I'll ever keep for him, a servant unto me;

my cov'nant fast shall stand, And with my holy oil my King 29 His sced I by my pow'r will make anointed him to be.

for ever to endure; 21 With whom my hand shall stablish'd And, as the days of heav'n, his throne mine arm shall make him strong.

shall stable be, and sure. 22 On him the foe shall not exact, 30 But if his children shall forsake nor son of waischief wrong.

my laws, and go astray, 23 I will beat down before his face

And in my judgments shall not walk, all his malicious foes ;

but wander from my way: I will them greatly plague who do 31 If they my laws break, and do not with hatred him oppose.

keep my commandements; 24 My mercy and my faithfulness 32 I'll visit then their faults with rods, with him yet still shall be ;

thoir sins with chastisements. And in my name his horn and pow'r 33 Yet I'll not take my love from him, men shall exalted see.

nor false my promise make. 25 His hand and pow'r shall reach afar 34 My cov'nant i'll not break, nor chango I'll set it in the sea;

what with my mouth I spake. And his right hand established 35 Once by my holiness I sware, shall in the rivers be:

to David l'll not lie; 26 Thou art my Father, he shall cry, 36 His seed and throne shall, as the sun, thou art my God alone ;

before me last for aye.

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37 It, like the moon, shall ever be

And shall thine indignation establish'd stedfastly;

burn like unto a fire ? And like to that which in the heav'n

47 Remember, Lord, how short a time doth witness faithfully.

I shall on earth remain :
38 But thou, displeased, hast cast off, O wherefore is it so that thou
thou didst abhor and loathe;

hast made all men in vain P
With him that thine anointed is

48 What man is he that liveth here, thou hast been very wroth.

and death shall never see?
39 Thou hast thy servant's covenant Or from the power of the grave
made void, and quite cast by ;,

what man his soul shall free?
Thou hast profan'd his crown, while it 49 Thy former loving-kindnesses,
cast on the ground doth lie.

O Lord, where be they now? 40 Thou all his hedges hast broke down, Those which in truth and faithfulness

his strong holds down hast torn. to David sworn hast thou ? 41 He to all passers-by a spoil,

50 Mind, Lord, thy servant's sad reto neighbours is a scoru.

{proach; 42 Thou hast set up his foes' right hand; The scornings of the people all, mad'st all his en’mies glad :

how I in bosom bear

who strong and mighty are. 43 Turn'd his sword's edge, and him to 51 Wherewith thy raging enemies

in battle hast not made.. (stand reproach'd, O Lord, think on; 44 His glory thou hast made to cease, o Wherewith they have reproach'd the his throne to ground down cast;

of thine anointed one. (steps 45 Shorten'd his days of youth, and him 52 All blessing to the Lord our God with shame thou cover'd hast.

let be ascribed then : 46 How long, Lord, wilt thou hide thy- For evermore so let it be.

for ever, in thine ire ? (self!! Amen, yea, and amen

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90 PSALM XC. 1 LORD, thou hast been our dwellingin generations all.

[place 2 Before thou ever hadst brought forth

the mountains great or small; Ere ever thou hadst form'd the earth,

and all the world abroad ; Ev'n thou from everlasting art

to everlasting God. 3 Thou dost unto destruction

man that is mortal turn; And unto them thou say'st, Again,

ye sons of men, return. 4. Because a thousand years appear

no more before thy sight Than yesterday, when it is past,

or than a watch by night. 6 As with an overflowing flood

thou carry'st them away: They like a sleep are, like the grass

that grows at morn are they. 6 At morn it flourishes and grows,

cut down at ev'n doth fade. 7 For by thine anger we're consum'd,

thy wrath makes us afraid.

8 Our sins thou and iniquities

dost in thy presence place,
And sett'st our secret faults before

the brightness of thy face.
9 For in thine anger all our days

do pass on to an end;
And as a tale that hath been told,

so we our years do spend. 10 Threescore and ten years do sum up

our days and years, we see ;
Or if, by reason of more strength,

in some fourscore they be:
Yet doth the strength of such old men

but grief and labour prove; For it is soon cut off, and we

fly hence, and soon remove. 11 Who knows the power of thy wrath ?

according to thy fear 12 So is thy wrath : Lord, teach thou us

our end in mind to bear ;
And so to count our days, that we

our hearts may still apply
To learn thy wisdom and thy truth,

that we may live thereby.

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13 Turn yet again to us, O Lord,

how long thus shall it be ?
Let it repent thee now for those

that servants are to thee.
14 O with thy tender mercies, Lord,

us early satisfy;
So we rejoice shall all our days,

and still be glad in thee.
15 According as the days have been,

wherein we grief have had, And years wherein we ill have seen,

so do thou make us glad. 16 O let thy work and pow'r appear

thy servants' face before ; And shew unto their children dear

thy glory evermore:
17 and let the beauty of the Lord

our God be us upon :
Our handy-works establish thou,

establish them each one.
1 HE that doth in the secret place

of the most High reside, Under the shade of him that is

th' Almighty shall abide. 2 I of the Lord my God will say,

He is my refuge still,

He is my fortress, and my God,

and in him trust I will. 3 Assuredly he shall thee save,

and give deliverance From subtile fowler's snare, and from

the noisome pestilence. 4 His feathers shall thee hide; thy trust

under his wings shall be: His faithfulness shall be a shield

and buckler unto thee. 5 Thou shalt not need to be afraid

for terrors of the night; Nor for the arrow that doth fly

by day, while it is light; 6 Nor for the pestilence, that walks

in darkness secretly; Nor for destruction, that doth waste

at noon-day openly. 7 A thousand at thy side shall fall,

on thy right hand shall lie Ten thousand dead; yet unto thee

it shall not once come nigh. 8 Only thou with thine eyes shalt look,

and a beholder be; And thou therein the just reward

of wicked men shalt see,

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9 Because the Lord, who constantly I also my salvation my refuge is alone,

will cause his eyes to see. Ev'n the most High, is made by thee thy habitation;

92 PSALM XCII. 10 No plague shall near thy dwelling 1 to render thanks unto the Lord no ill shall thee befall: (come;

it is a comely thing, 11 For thee to keep in all thy ways

And to thy name, I thou most High, his angels charge he shall.

due praise aloud to sing.

2 Thy loving-kindness to shew forth, 12 They in their hands shall bear thee up, when shines the morning light; still waiting thee upon ;

And to declare thy faithfulness Lest thou at any time should'st dash with pleasure ev'ry night, thy foot against a stone.

3 On a ten-stringed instrument, 13 Upon the adder thou shalt tread, upon the psaltery, and on the lion strong ;

And on the harp with solemn sound, Thy feet on dragons trample shall, and grave sweet melody. and on the lions young.

4. For thou, Lord, by thy mighty works 14 Because on me he set his love,

hast made my heart right glad ; I'll save and set him free;

And I will triumph in the works

which by thine hands were made. Because my great name he hath known, I will him set on high.

5 How great, Lord, are thy works! each

of thine a deep it is: (thought 15 He'll call on me, I'll answer him;

6 A brutish man it knoweth not; I will be with him still

fools understand not this. In trouble, to deliver him,

7 When those that lewd and wicked are and honour him I will.

spring quickly up like grass, 16 With length of days unto his mind And workers of iniquity I will him satisfy;

do flourish all apace;

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