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fender in whom I trust : wlio subdueth my people that is under me.

3 Lord, what is man, that thou haftsuch respect unto him: or the son of man, that thou so regardest him?

4 Man is like a thing of nought: his time passeth away like a shadow.

5 Bow thy heavens, O Lord, and come down : touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.

6 Caft forth thy lightning, and tear them : shoot out thine arrows, and consume them.

7. Send down thine hand from above: deliver ine, and take me out of the great waters, from the hand of strange children;

8 Whose mouth talketh of vanity: and their right hand is a right hand of wickedness.

I will fing a new song unto thee, O God: and sing praises unto thee upon a ten-stringed lute.

10 Thou hast given victory unto kings: and hast delivered David thy servant from the peril of the sword.

11 Save me, and deliver me from the hand of strange children: whose mouth talketh of vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of iniquity.

12 I That our sons may grow up as the young plants: and that our daughters may be as the polished corners of the temple.

13 That our garners n.ay be full and plenteous with all manner of store: that our sheep may bring forth thousands, and ten thousands in our streets.

That our oxen may be strong to labour, that there be na decay: no leading into captivity, and no complaining in our streets.

15 Happy are the people that are in such a cale: yea, blessed are the people who have the Lord for their God.

* Psalm 145. Exaltabo te, Deus. Will magnify thee, O God, my King: and I will praise thy Name for ever and ever.


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Tho' temporal Blelings seem here to be chiefly pray'd That our Sons may grow up as the young, &c. for as the Law of Moses was founded upon temporal

2 Every day will I give thanks unto thee: and praise thy Name for ever and ever.

3 Great is the Lord, and marvellous, worthy to be praised: there is no end of his greatness.

4 One generation shall praise thy works unto another : and declare thy power.

5 As for me, I will be talking of thy worship: thy glory, thy praise, and wonderous works;

6 So that men shall fpeak of the might of thy marvellous acts: and I will also tell of thy greatnefs.

7 The memorial of thine abundant kindness shall be shewed: and men shall fing of thy righteousness.

8 The Lord is gracious, and merciful: long-suffering, and of great goodness. 9

The Lord is loving unto every man: and his mercy is over all his works.

10 All thy works praise thee, O Lord: and thy saints give thanks unto thee.

11 They shew the glory of thy kingdom: and talk of thy power;

12 That thy power, thy glory, and mightiness of thy kingdom: might be known unto men.

13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom: and thy dominicn endureth throughout all ages,

14 The Lord upholdeth all such as fall: and lifteth up all those that are dowo. 15 The

eyes of all wait upon thee, O Lord: and thou givest them their meat in due feason.

16 Thou openest thine hand: and fillest all things living with plenteousness. promites: yet as Cbriftrans it becomes us principally fits towards them that foar him in particular: to pray for spiritual Bledings: because we know that # Great is the Lord, and marvellous, &c. &c. Con.if we jeek the Kingdom of God and his Righteousness,, cerning this passage we may juftly apply the words of all carthly enjoyments that he sees.good for us the Son of Syrach. Ecclefiafticus xliii. you glo.

rify the Lord, exalt him as much as you can; for even yet: * The Píalmift here firft celebrates God's Majesly, will be far exceed: and when you exalt him, put furito. his wonderful Works, but especially his goodness to all your firength, and be not wear); for you.can.Rudii p? mankind in general: and afterwards his spiritual bene- far. enough..



added unto us

17 The Lord is righteous in all his ways: and holy in all bis works.

18 The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him: yea, ali such as call upon him faithfully.

19 He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he alto will hear their cry, and will help them.

20 The Lord preserveth all them that love him: but scattereth abroad all the ungodly.

21 My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord: and let all Aesh give thanks unto his holy Name for ever and ever.

of Psalm 146. Lauda, anima mea. Raise the Lord, O my soul, while I live will I praise the Lord : yea, as long as I have any being, I will sing praises un

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to my God.

2 O put not your trust in princes, nor in any child of man: for there is no help in them.

3 For when the breath of man goeth forth, he shall turn again to his earth : and then all his thoughts perish.

4 Blessed is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help: and whose hope is in the Lord his God;

5 Who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that therein is: who keepeth his promise for ever;

6 Who helpeth them to right that suffer wrong: who feedeth the hungry.

7 The Lord looseth men out of prison : the Lord giveth sight to the blind.

8 The Lord helpeth them that are fallen: the Lord careth for the righteous.

9 The Lord careth for the strangers, he defendeth the fatherless and widow: as for the way of the ungodly, he turneth it upfide down.

+ David here vows continually to celebrate the because he hath created all things,-is a striet observer praises of God, in whom alone Men ought to place of his promises,--and both ready and able to fuccour heir confidence, if they hope for true happiness : his People in distress.

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10 The Lord thy God, o Sion, shall be King for evermore: and throughout all generations.


* Psalm 147. Laudate Dominum. Praise the Lord, for it is a good thing to sing praises unto our

God: yea, a joyfuland pleasant thing it is to be thankful. 2 The Lord doh build up Jerufalem: and gather together the out calls of Israel. 3

He healeth those that are broken in heart: and giveth medicine to heal their fickness,

4 He telleth the number of the stars : and calleth them all by their names.

5 Great is our Lord, and great is his power: yea, and his wisdom is infinite.

6 The Lord setteih up the meek : and bringeth the ungodly down to the ground.

7 O sing unto the Lord with thankfgiving : sing praises upon the harp unto our God;

8 Who covereth the heaven with clouds, and prepareth rain for the earth: and maketh the grass to grow upon the mountains, and herb for the use of men ;

9 Who giveth fodder unto the cattle : and feedeth the young ravens that call upon him.

10 He hath no pleasure in the strength of an horse: neither delighteth he in any mans legs.

11 But the Loids delight is in them that fear him: and put their trust in his

mercy. 12 Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem: praise thy God, O Sion.

13 For he hath made fast the bars of thy gates: and hath blessed thy children within thee.

• This Pfalm was probably composed upon the works of the Creation, and for the Mercies which he return of the Jews from the Babylonis captivity ; who had fewn to that Nation in particular are here exhorted to praise God on account of she

2 Praise him in his noble acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness.

3 Praise him in the sound of the trumpet : praise him upon the lute and harp. 4 Praise him in the cymbals and dances : praise him


the strings and pipe.

5 Praise him upon the well-tuned cymbals: praise him upon the loud cymbals.

6 Let every thing that hath breath : praise the Lord. transport, and seems to have been fenn'd on purpose to design of them all, that is to affift us in praising Gode be a conc, ufion of the sacred Songs, to thew what is the in which Ict us all gnite now and for ever more:

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