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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.
+ Give them according to their deeds

and ills endeavoured :
And as their handy-works deserve,

to them be rendered.
5 God shall not build, but them destroy,

who would not understand
The Lord's own works, nor did regard

the doing of his hand...
6 For ever blessed be the Lord ;

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,
And I am helped ; hence my heart

doth joy excecdingly; .
And with my song I will him praise:
8. Their strength is God alone :
He also is the saving strength

of his anointed One.
9 O thine own people do thou save,

bless thine inheritance:
Them also do thou feed, and then
for evermore advance.


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
T that of the mighty be,
All strength and glory to the Lord

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..
4 A pow’rful voice it is that comes

out of the Lord most high :
The voice of that great Lord is full

of glorious majesty.
5 The voice of the Eternal doth

asunder cedars tear :
Yea, God the Lord doth cedars break

that Lebanon doth bear.
& He makes them like a calf to skip :

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..

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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.
2 0 thou who art the Lord my God,

I in distress to thee
With loud cries lifted up my voice,

and thou hast healed me.
3 O Lord, my soul thou hast brought ury

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 :
Weeping may for a night endure,

at morn doth joy arise.
6 In my prosperity I said,

. tliat nothing shall me move.
✓ O Lord, thou hast my mountain' made.

to stand strong by thy love.
But when that thou, O gracious God,

didst hide thy face from me,
Then quickly was my prosp’rous state

turn’d into misery,
8 Wherefore unto the Lord my cry

I caused to ascend :
My humble supplication

I to the Lord did send.
9 What profit is there in my blood,

when I go down to pit ?
Shall unto thee the dust give praise?

thy truth declare shaļl it ?
10 Hear, Lord, have mercy, help me Lord.
11 Thou turned hast my sadness

To dancing; yea, my sackcloth loos'd

and girded me with gladness :
12 That sing thy praise my glory may,

and never silent be :
O Lord my God, for evermore
I will give thanks to thee.

To the chief Musiciun. A Psalm of DAVID.
Observe here (1) David's solemn professions of his
- dependence upon God, and his prayers for support and

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