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10 The righteous Inall: rejoice in the Lord, and put his trust in liim: and all they that are true of heart shall be glad.

E V E NING P R A Y E R.

$ Pfalm 65. Te decet hymnus. HOU O God, art praised in Sion: and unto thee shall thre

vow be performed in Jerusalem. 2 Thou that hearest the prayer: unto thee shall all flesh come. 3 My misdeeds prevail against nic: O be thou merciful unto

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*Bleff d is the man, whom thou choosest, and receivest unto thee: he shall dwell in thy court, and shall be satisfied with the pleasures of thy house, even of thy holy temple.

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5. Thou Thalt shew us wonderful things in thy righteousness, O God of our salvation: thou that art the hope of all the ends of the earth, and of them that remain in the broad sea.

6 Who in his strength fetteth fast the mountains: and is girded about with power.

7 Who stilleth the raging of the sea: and the noise of his waves, and the madness of the people.

8 They also that dwell in the utiermost parts of the earth, shall be afraid at thy tokens: thou that makest the out-goings of the morning and evening to praise thee.

9. Thou visitest the earth, and blefleft it: thou makest it very plenteous.

10 The river of God is full of water: thou preparest their corn, for so thou providest for the earth.

I Thou waterest her furrows, thou sendest sain into the little ; $ There is reason to believe that this Pfalme was seems to fignify the Happiness of such as became Prs. composed upon a plen:iful fall of Rain after an ex- felytes to the Jewish. Religion. And if David thought treme drought. And herein David takes an occasion there was reason to declare such besięd:. then hon to commemorate first the spiritual Bleslings whicn God much more cause have Christians to esteem themselves had bestowed upon every sincere Worshipper; and fo who enjoy the clear light, the inftimable prie adly, the temporal Benefits which he had conferred vileges, of the Gospel ;, which afords such powerful upon the Ifraelites in general; and particularly with aids, such unspeakable comforts,, and such glorious tespect to the fruitfulnels of the Land of Canaan. hopes of a blenid. Immortality through Jesus. Cbrift!

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valleys thereof; thou niakest it soft with the drops of rain, and blefieft the increase of it.

12 Thou crownest the ear with thy goodness: and thy clouds drop fatness.

13 They shall drop upon the dwellings of the wilderness: and the little bills shall rejoice on every side.

14 The folds shall be full of sheep: the valleys also shall stand so thick with corn, that they shall laugh and sing.

|| Pfalm 66. Jubilate Deo. BE joyful in God, all ye lands: sing praises unto the honour

of his Name, make his praise to be glorious. 2 Say unto God, o how wonderful art thou in thy works: through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies be found liars unto thee.

3 For all the world shall worship thee: sing of thee, and praise thy Name.

4 O coine hicher, and behold the works of God: how wonderful he is in his doing toward the children of men.

5 He turned the sea into dry land: fo that they went through the water on foot; there did we rejoice thereof.

6 He ruleth with his power for ever, his eyes behold the people: and such as will not believe, shall not be able to exalt themselves.

9 O praise our God; ye people: and make the voice of his praise to be heard;

8 Who holdeth our foul in life: and suffereth not our feet to flip.

9. For thou, O God, haft proved us :. thou also hast tried us, like as filver is tried.

10 Thou broughtest us into the fare: and laidst trouble upon

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| This is a Pfalm of Thanksgiving, probably occafi- kind to celebrare God's praises, and to consider the oned by some remarkable deliverance of the Jews wonderful works which he had wraught for the welfare Son captivity: in which the Prophet exhorts all Man, of lírael..

il Thou sufferedst men to ride over our heads: we went through fire and water, and thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place.

12 I will go into thine house with burnt offerings: and will pay thee my vows which I promised with my lips, and spake with my mouth when I was in trouble.

13 I will offer unto thee fat burnt-facrifices, with the incense of rams: I will offer bullocks and goats.

14 O come hither, and hearken, all ye that fear God: and I will tell you what he hath done for

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soul. 15 I called unto him with my mouth : and gave him praises with any tongue.

16 + If I incline unto wickedness with mine heart: the Lord will not hear me.

17 But God hath heard me: and considered the voice of my prayer.

18 Praised be God, who hath not cast out my prayer: nor turned his mercy from me.

|! Psalm 67. Deus mifereatur. OD be merciful unto us, and bless us: and shew us the light of

his countenance, and be merciful unto us;

* That thy way may be known upon earth: thy saving health among all nations.

3 Let the people praise thee, O God: yea, let all the people praise thee.

4 O let the nations rejoice and be glad: for thou shalt judge the folk righteously, and govern the nations upon

earth. # If I incline unto wickedness with my Heart, &c. fervices unacceptable. 'It appears to have leen the opinion of some of the || This is an earrest Petition to God that he would

Jeus tha God was not displeased with ovil Thoughts, support and protect his Church, and bring all Nations so long as they were not brought into a Eien: which to the kr.cwledge ard fraclicc cf pure Religion: and opinion is the very Sink of Plarisailm, and which both is thought to be prophetical concernirg the revelation Clyril and St. Paul often attempted to cleanse. Ard, of the Gojjel, and the calling of the Geritiles. inde cd, if ne corfider that Gca is a Eeing of irfinite * That ily way moy te known upon Earib, &c. This Purity, -that he knoweth ide secrets of (ur Fearts, is a Petition which, as Christians, it becomes us to - and requires to be whipped in Spirit and in fier up with fervency. And that this petition may Truth; we cannot tut tupfcie that all 11.içuity ruft te eficciual, we ought to join our fincere endeavours be an abomination to him, and rer.der all religicus 10 picmote the progress of the Gospel, and the knowe

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5 Let the people praise thee, O God: let all the people praise
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6 Then Niall the earth bring forth her increase: and God, even
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God shall bless us: and all the ends of the world shall fear
him.

MORNING PRA Y E R.

|| Psalm 68. Exurgat Deus.
ET God arise, and let his enemies be scattered: let thein also

that hate him flce before him.
2 Like as the fmoke vanilheth, so shalt thou drive them away:
and like as wax melteth at the fire, fo let the ungodly perish at the
presence of God.

3 But let the righteous be glad, and rejoice before God: let them
also be merry and joyful.

4 O sing unto God, and sing praises unto his Name: magnify hini that rideth upon the heavens, as it were upon an horse; praise him in his Name J AH, and rejoice before him.

5 He is a father of the fathertess, and defendeth the cause of the widows: even God in his holy habitation.

6 He is the God that maketh men to be of one mind in an house, and bringeth the prisoners out of captivity: but letteth the riot runagates continue in fcarceness.

O God, when thou wentest forth before the people: when thou wentest through the wilderness,

8 The earth shook, and the heavens dropped at the presence of God: even as Sinai also was moved at the presence of God, who is the God of Israel,

9 Thou, O God, fentest a gracious rain upon thine inheritance:
and refreshedit it when it was weary.

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10 Thy congregation shall dwell therein: for thou, o God, hast of thy goodness prepared for the poor.

11 The Lord gave the word: great was the company of the preachers.

12 Kings with their armies did flee, and were discomfited: and they of the houshold divided the spoil. 13 Though ye have lien among the pots, yet

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be as the wings of a dove: that is covered with silver wings, and her feathers like gold

14 When the almighty sca:tered kings for their fake : then were they as white as snow in Salmon.

15 As the hill of Basan, so is Gods hill: even an high hill, as the hill of Basan.

16 Why hop ye so, ye high hills? this is Gods hill, in the which it pleaseth him to dwell: yea, the Lord will abide in it for ever.

17 The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of angels : and the Lord is anong them, as in the holy place of Sinai.

18 * Thou art gone up on high, thou haft led captivity captive, and received gifts for men: yea, even for thine enemies, that the Lord God might dwell among them.

19 Praised be the Lord daily: even the God who helpeth us, and poureth his benefits upon us.

Les recente beri 20 He is our God, even the God of whom cometh falvation : God is the Lord, by whom we escape death.

21 God shall wound the head of his enemies: and the hairy scalp of such a one as goeth on still in his wickedness.

22 The Lord hath said, I will bring my people again, as I did

to have form'd hopes of his Kingdom being firmly Mankind, Death and Saran; by fending down open established. This Psalm also appears to have been his Apostles such extraordinary gifts at tne Feast of partly prophetical, and con:ains several things relat- Pentecof; whereby they were enabled to call out Deing to Jesus Chrift

, and his Kingdom. See St. Paul's vils in his Name, and corn Men from the power of Saquotation, Ephef. iv. 8.

tan to God-and that he by his thus ascending beThou art gone up on high, &c. St. Paul quotes came Lord over the Dead, and had the Keys of Deals this passage in order to prove that Chris by his afcen- and Hades in his Hands, Rev. i. 8. Rom. xiv. 9. fion into Heaven triumphed over the greut Enemies of

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