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2 Sing unto the Lord, and praise his Name: I be telling of his salvation from day to day.
3 Declare his honour unto the heathen: and his wonders unto all people.
4 For the Lord is great, and cannot worthily be praised: he is more to be feared than all gods. . 5 As for all the gods of the heathen, they are but idols : but it is the Lord that made the heavens.
6 Glory and worship are before him: power and honour are in his fanctuary. . 7 Ascribe unto the Lord, Oye kindreds of the people: ascribe unto the Lord worship and power.
8 Ascribe unto the Lord the honour due unto his Name: bring presents, and come into his courts.
9 O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: let the whole earth stand in awe of hiin.
10 Tell it out among the heathen, that the Lord is King: and that it is he who hath made the round world so fast that it cannot be moved, and how that he shall judge the people righteously.
11 Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad: let the sea make a noise, and all that therein is.
12 Let the field be joyful, and all that is in it: then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice before the Lord.
13 For he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth: and with righteousness to judge the world, and the people with his truth.
|| Psalm 97. Dominus regnavit. T HE Lord is King, the earth may be glad thereof: yea, the 1 multitude of the isles may be glad thereof.
uious prophecy concerning the Kingdom of Chrif be- bably signifies deliverance from, or victory over cut. ing extended through the Worid, and the calling all ward Dangers and Ene nies. Nations to its subjection.
This Píalm seems to be as it were an appendix to · I Be telling of his Salvation from Day 10 Day. The the foregoing, and an illustration of the words at verse Word Salvation here, with respect to the Jews, pro. 10. The Lord is King, Gr. It is an Exhortation to cew
- 2 +Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judg nent are the habitation of his feat.
3 There shall go a fire before him: and burn up his enemies on every fide.
4 His lightnings gave shine unto the world: the earth saw it, and was afraid.
5 The hills melted like wax at the presence of the Lord : at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.
6 The heavens have declared his righteousness: and all the people have seen his glory.
9 Confounded be all they that worship carved images, and that delight in vain gods: worship him, all ye gods.
8 Sion heard of it, and rejoiced: and the daughters of Juda were glad, because of thy judgments, O Lord.
9 For thou, Lord, art higher than all that are in the earth: thou art exalted far above all Gods.
10 O ye that love the Lord, see that ye hate the thing which is evil: the Lord preserveth the souls of his faints; he shall deliver them from the hand of the ungodly. : 11 There is sprung up a light for the righteous: and joyful gladness for such as are true-hearted.
12 Rejoice in the Lord, ye righteous : and give thanks for a remembrance of his holiness.
E V EN ING PRA Y E R.
Psalm 98. Cantate Domino.
lebrate the Junuce and Mercy, the Majetty and Om whatever is by his permition or direction is strictly nipotence of God, and the Glory of his Kingdom, right: and that however the Righteous maybe afilicted, and to rejoice in the advantages which accrue to his at present, and the Wicked in prosperity: yet both faithful Subjects from his Government.
will one Day be dealt with according to Justice, and † Clouds and Darkness are round about him, &c. That rewarded or punished according to their Works. is, though God's essence is unsearchable, and his ways This is an Exhortation to praise Gud for the Keo past finding out: yet that he acts with Mercy and demption of his People, and to rejoice in the coming Justice in all his dealings towards the Children of of his Kingdom: and contains a remarkable pro Men. So that tho' we are not able at present to ac- plecy concerning the conversion of the Gentiles sount for all the proceedings of bis Providence : yet
2 With his own right hand, and with his holy arm: 'hath he gotten himself the victory.
2.3. The Lord declared his salvation: his righteousness hath he openly shewed in the fight of the heathen. 114 He hath remembred his mercy and truth toward the house of Ifrael: fand all the ends of the world have seen the salvation of our God.
5 Shew yourselves joyful unto the Lord, all ye lands: sing, rejoice, and give thanks.
6 Praise the Lord upon the harp: fing to the harp with a psalm of thanksgiving.
7 With trumpets also and shawms: O fhew yourselves joyful before the Lord the King.
8 Let the sea make a noise, and all that therein is: the round world, and they that dwell therein.
9 Let the foods clap their hands, and let the hills be joyful together before the Lord: for he is come to judge the earth.
10 With righteousness shall he judge the world; and the people with equity.
§ Psalm 99. Dominus regnavit. THE Lord is King, be the people never so impatient: he 1 sitteth between the cherubims, be the earth never fo unquiet. 2 The Lord is great in Sion: and high above all people.
3 They Thall give thanks unto thy Name: which is great, wonderful, and holy.
4 The kings power loveth judgment thou hast prepared equity: thou hast executed judgment and righteousness in Jacob. · 5 O magnify the Lord our God: and fall down before his footftool, for he is holy,
. | And all the ends of the World bave seen the Salva This Psalm seems primarily to be referr'd to the rion, &c. This seems to have been fully completed establishment of David, upon his Throne; but pro when the glad tidings of Salvation by Jefus Chrift phetically to the Kingdom of the Mehab: and is partly were publithed to the Gentiles, and they were turned designed as a consolation under affliction ; ard partly from darkness to light, and from Iduls to serve the as an Exhortasion to celebrate the divine benefits. living God.
6 Mofes and Aaron among his priests, and Samuel among such as call upon his Name: these called upon the Lord, and he heard them.
7 He spake unto them out of the cloudy pillar: for they kept his testimonics, and the law that he gave them,
8 Thou heardest them, O Lord our God: thou forgavest them, O God, and punishedft their own inventions.
90 magnify the Lord our God, and worship him upon his holy hill: for the Lord our God is holy.
Psalm 100. Jubilate Deo. . n B E joyful in the Lord, all ye lands: serve the Lord with
gladness, and come before his presence with a song.. 2 Be ye sure that the Lord he is God; it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves: we are his people and the sheep of his pasturę.
30 go your way into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and speak good of his Name. . 4 For the Lord is gracious, his inercy is everlasting: and his truth endureth from generation to generation.
: + Pfalm 101. Misericordiam & judicium. A Y song shall be of mercy and judgment: unto thee, O Lord, M will I sing.
2 O let me have understanding: in the way of godlinefs. .. 3 When wilt thou come unto me: I will walk in my house with a perfect heart.
4 I will take no wicked thing in hand; I hate the fins of unfaithfulness: there shall no such cleave unto me.
* Mojės and Aaron among his Priests, and Samuel, &c. and to celebrate his Mercy and Truth. This was alaThe Psalmist makes use of these instances as well by ally sung by the Jews at the time of their facrificing way of encouragement to hope for deliverance under their Peace Offering. affliction : as of Exhortation, that we might imitate + David here declares his resolution of well governs their pious examples, and call upon God as a means to ing his people and, (in order to chat) of making obtain Mercy, and find help in time of need.
proper choice of his Minifters, by discouraging... Ś Mankind in general are here called upon publickly punishing the Wicked, and advancing to favour M to acknowledge God as their Creator and preserver; of real goodness and merit.
5 A froward heart shall depart from me: I will not know a wicked person.
6 Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour: him will I destroy.
7 Whoso hath also a proud look, and high stomach: I will not suffer him.
8 Mine eyes look upon such as are faithful in the land: that they may dwell with me.
* Whoso leadeth a godly life: he shall be my servant. 1o There shall no deceitful person dwell in my house: he that • telleth lies, shall not tarry in my fight.
11 I shall foon destroy all the ungodly that are in the land. that I may root out all wicked doers from the city of the Lord. . MORNING PRAY E R. i
I Psalm 102. Domine exaudi. T TEAR my prayer, O Lord: and let my crying come unto thee.1 M 2 Hide not thy face from me in the time of my trouble:. incline thine ears unto me when I call; O hear me and that right foon.
-3 For.my days are consumed away like smoke: and ny bones are burnt up as it were a fire-brand....
4. My heart is smitten down, and withered like grass: fo that I forget to eat my bread..
5 For the voice of my groaning: my bones will scarce cleave to my flesh.
6'I am become like a pelican in the wilderness; and like an owl that is in the desert.
7 I have watched, and am even as it were a fparrow: that fitteth alone upon the house-top.
. bojo leadeth a godiy life fall be my Servant. How fon to complain in this respect--would be adding to ever defirable this might be to all Masters, yet it was their own Happiness, as well as that of Society in perhaps more in David's power, than that of matt general-and discharging a Duty, for the neglect of People to effect this. But would Masters pay a proper which they must one Day be assuredly accountable. attention to the principles and conduct of their Ser. This is the fifth of those which are called penitenza vants, and be careful to instruct them in their duty, tial Psalms; and seems to have been wrote during the not only by precepts, but also by their own good 'ex Babylonish Captivity. In which the Jews whill they amples; they would probably find abundantly less rea- represent the desolation of ferufalem, and their deplor