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5 The Lord upon thy right hand : shall wound even kings in the day of his wrath.

6 He shall judge among the heathen ; he shall fill the places with the dead bodies ? and smite in sunder the heads over divers countries,

7 He shall drink of the brook in the way: therefore shall he lift up his head.

Psalm cxi. Confitebor tibi.
Will give thanks unto the Lord with my whole heart :

2 The works of the Lord are great : fought out of all them that have pleasure therein.

3 His work is worthy to be praised and had in honour : and his righteousness endureth for ever.

4 The merciful and gracious Lord hath so done his marvellous works : that they ought to be had in remembrance.

5 He hath given meat unto them that fear him : he shall ever be mindful of his covenant.

6 He hath Thewed his people the power of his works : chat he may give them the heritage of the heathen.

7 The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are true.

Psalm cx.] Jesus Chrift himself and the apostles, teach us in the New
Teftament, that this psalm relates to the Melliah. We bere learn the di-
vine dignity of his person ;' the nature of kis kingdom, which was to be

fpiritual and heavenly; the supreme glory to which God would exalt
him, by letting him at his right hand ; and the power by which he would
citablish his empire, by the destruction of his enemies. The holy Spirit
here likewise foretels, that the Meffiah should be not only a powerful king,
but also our high priest, who should atone for our sins; as St Paul
proves, Heb. vii. This psalm teaches us further, that those who are the
subje&ts of this glorious King, should be a willing people, and that they
would submit without restraint, willingly and joyfully obeying him. Lastly,
What is here faid suffers us not to doubt but Jesus Christ will for ever
reign over the faithful, and that he will one day tread under his feet all
his and our enemies; which will be especially accomplished when he shall
deftroy death, our last enemy, by a happy refurrc&ion, as St Paul sc.
marks, 1 Cor. xv.





8 They stand fast for ever and ever : and are done in truth and equity.

9 He sent redemption unto his people; he hath commanded his covenant for ever ; holy, and severend is his Name.

10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: 4 good understanding have all they that do thereafter, the

. praise of it endureth for ever.

Psalm çxii. Beatus vir.
Leffed is the man that feareth the Lord: he hath

delight in his cominandments. 2 His feed shall be mighty upon carth : the generation of the faithful shall be blefred.

3 Riches and plenteousness shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever.

4 Unto the godly there ariseth up light in the darkness: he is merciful, loving, and righteous

5 A good man is merciful, and lendeth: and will guide his words with discretion.

6 For he shall never be moved ; and the righteous shall be had in everlalling remembrance,

7 He will not be afraid of any evil gidings: for his hcare ftandeth fast, and believeth in the Lord.

8 His heart is ftablished, and will not shrink : Until he see his desire upon his enemies. 9

He hach dispersed abroa:1, and given to the poor': and his righteousness remaineth for ever; his horn Thall be exalted with honour.

10 The ungodly shall see it, and it shall grieve him : he shall gnath with his teeth, and consume away; the desire of the ungodly shall perish.

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PRACTICAL OBSERVATIONS. Psalm cxi.) We ought to join our praises to those which are offered to God in this fong : we have even more reason than the faithful of old had, to confess that the works of God are great and wonderful ; that he is inerciful, righteous, and full of compallion ; that he has remembered his covenant, and fent salvation and redemption to his people.


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Psalm cxiii. Laudate, pueri.
Raise the Lord, ye servants : O praise the Name of the

2 Bleffed be the Name of the Lord: from this time forth
for evermore.

3 The Lords Name is praised; from the rising up of the fun, unto the going down of the same.

4. The Lord is high above all heathen: and his glory above the heavens.

-5 Who is like unto the Lord our God, that hath his dwelling so high : and yet humbleth himself to bebold the things that are in heaven and carch?

6 He taketh up the simple out of the duft ; and liftech the poor out of the mire,

7 That he may see him with the princes : even with the princes of his people.

8 He maketh the barren woman to keep house : and to be a joyful mother of children.

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PRACTICAL OBSERVATIONS, Psalm cxii.) This pralm teaches us, what are the distinguishing charaders of true piety, and how great the happiness of those is who are poffefTed with it. i. The character which the pfalmift gives of good men is, that they fear the Lord; that they take great delight in his commandments ; thas they are just and fincere; that they conduct all their affairs with uprightness; that they are kind and full of compasion, and love to give aims to the poor. 2. The prophet teaches us next, that those who live thus are perfeâly happy; thar God blesses them in their persons, in their pofterity, and in their poffeflions ; that they enjoy peace of con science; that they fear no evil, always trusting in the Lord; and that their righteousness and their memory thall remain for ever,

These are very important inftructions, which foald powerfully encourage us to the Audy and practics of piety,

Pralm cxiii.) This pfalm should excite us to praise the name of the Lord, and continue to publish his glory, which appears every where with so much luftre ; and to celebrate that adorable providence with which he governs all things here below, and by which he exalteth and hum bieth meni as he pleases. These confiderations are powerful motives to engage as to fear God, to depend entirely upon him, and to put our whole trof

in his mercy,



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Psalm cxiv. In exitu Ifrael

HEN Israel came out of Egypt: and the house of

, 2 Judah was his sanctuary : and Israel his dominion. 3

The sea saw that, and Hed: Jordan was driven back. 4 The mountains skipped like rams: and the little hills like young sheep 5

What aileth thee, O thou sea, that thou fleddest : and thou Jordan, that thou wast driven back ? 6 Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams : and


little hills like young sheep?

7 7 Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord : at the presence of the God of Jacob;

8 Who turned the hard rock into a standing water : and the fine-stone into a springing-well. Psalm cxv.

Non nobis, Domine.
OT unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto thy

Name give tire praile: for thy loving mercy, and for thy truths fake.

2 Wherefore shall the heathen say: Where is now their God?

3 As for our God, he is in heaven : he hath done wharfoever pleased him.

4 Their idols are silver and gold: even the work of mens hands.

5 They have mouths,' and speak not : eyes have they, and see not.

6 They have ears, and hear not :, noes have they, and finell not.

7 They have hands, and handle not.; feet have they, and walk not : neither speak they through their throat.



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PRACTICAL OBSERVATIONS, Psalm cxiv.] The principal reflection suggefed by this pfalm is, that since the wonders mentioned in this pralm are not so considerable as thote which God has wrought for us in the work of our redemption, we hare more" reason than the Jews to exalt the power and grodness of our God, and to bless him for ever,



8 They that make them are like unto them : and so are all such as put their trust in them.

9 Buc thou, house of Israel, trust thou in the Lord: he is their luccour and defence.

10 Ye house of Aaron, put your trust in the Lord: he is their helper and defender.

11 Ye that fear the Lord, put your trust in the Lord : he is their helper and defender.

12 The Lord hath been mindful of us, and he shall bless us : even he shall bless the house of Israel, he shall bless the house of Aaron.

13 He shall bless them that fear the Lord; both small

and great.

14 The Lord Ihall increase you more and more : you and your children.

15 Ye are the blessed of the Lord; who made heaven and earth.

16 All the whole heavens are the Lords: the earth hath he given to the children of men.

.17 The dead praise not thee, O Lord : neither all they that go down into silence.

18 But we will praise the Lord : from this time forth for evermore. · Praile the Lord.


PRACTICAL OBSERVATION S. Psalm cxv.] This psalm teaches us three things : 1. That when God does good to men, he is led to do it, not by any merit in them, but by bis own pure mercy; which ought to be the foundation of our truit, when we direct our prayers to him. 2. What is here faid of the folly and ftupidity of idolaters, who worship dead idols and the works of mens hands, tended to dissuade the Israelites from the worship of false gods, and the more effectually to prevent their forsaking the worship of the true God. This too should engage us to bless the Lord for delivering us from idolatry, by making himself known to us; and should teach us to serve him with purity, real, and fidelity. 3. We here see how happy thofe are who worthip God, and fear him ; fince the psalmist assures us, that God is the help and buckler of all thoie chat trust in him ; that they are blessed of the Lord, who has made the heavens and the earth ; and that his favours are extended to them and their poftcrity. These glorious promises should prevail on us more effectually to fear God, and to expect all our happiness from his bleflung alone.


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