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10 We see not our tokens, there is not one prophet more: no, not one is there among us, that understandeth any more.

11 O God, how long shall the adversary do this dishonour: how long shall the enemy blaspheme thy Name, for ever?

12 Why withdrawest thou thy hand : why pluckest thou not thy right hand out of thy bosom to consume the enemy?

13 For God is my King of old: the help that is done upon earth, he doeth it himself.

14. Thou didst divide the sea through thy power : thou brakest the heads of the dragons in the waters. 15

* Thou smotest the heads of Leviathan in pieces: and gavest him to be meat for the people in the wilderness.

16 Thou broughtest out fountains, and waters out of the hard rocks: thou driedít up mighty waters.

17. The day is thine, and the night is thine: thou hast prepared the light and the sun.

18 Thou hast set all the borders of the earth: thou haft made summer and winter.

19 Remember this, O Lord, how the enemy hath rebuked: and how the foolish people hath blasphemed thy Name.

20 O deliver not the soul of thy turtle dove unto the multitude of the enemies: and forget not the congregation of the

poor for

ever.

21 Look upon the covenant: for all the earth is full of darkness, and cruel habitations, 22 O let not the simple go away ashamed: but let the

poor

and needy give praise unto thy Name.

23 Arile, o God, maintain thine own cause: remember how the foolish man blasphemeth thee daily.

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the shore, the Ifraelites probably were enriched with * Thou fmorest the Heads of Leviathan in pieces, &c. their spoils. The remembrance of paf Mercies encou. By this is fgnified the destruction of Pharaob and his rage us to hope for more. Hoft in the Red Sea; who being afterwards caft upon

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24 Forget not the voice of thine enemies: the presumption of them that hate thee, increaseth ever more and more.

MORNING PRAY E R.

§ Psalm 75. Confitebimur tibi. NTO thee, O God, do we give thanks: yea, unto thee do

we give thanks. 2 Thy name also is so nigh: and that do thy wondrous works declare.

3 When I receive the congregation : I shall judge according unto right.

4 'The earth is weak, and all the inhabiters thereof: I bear up the pillars of it. 5

I said unto the fools, Deal not so madly: and to the ungodly, Set not up your horn.

6 Set not up your horn on high: and speak not with a stiff neck.

7 For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west: nor yet from the south:

8 And why? God is the Judge: he putteth down one and setteth up another.

9 * For in the hand of the Lord there is a cup, and the wine 'is red: it is full mixt, and he poureth out of the same.

10 As for the dregs thereof: all the ungodly of the earth shall drink them, and suck them out.

11 But I will talk of the God of Jacob: and praise him for ever.

12 All the horns of the ungodly also will I break: and the horns of the righteous shall be exalted.

|| Psalm 76. Notus in Judæa. Ni Jewry is God known: his Name is great in Ifrael.

2 At Salem is his tabernacle: and his dwelling in Sion. The author of this Plalm, who was probably World, punishes the Wicked, and protects the RighDavid; praises God, that alter various troubles he had eltablished him in his kingdom; and he determines to * For in the hand of the Lord there is a cup. &c. The govern it righteoully, and to suppress Iniquity; he fenie of this paffage is as if David had said “ Unless declares that God is the disposer of all things, raising “ye cease to rebel against me, God will inflict the most fome and debasing others, and who, as Judge of the grievous calamities upon you, which shall be worse

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3 There brake he the arrows of the bow: the shield, the sword, and the battel.

4 Thou art of more honour and might: than the hills of the robbers.

5 The proud are robbed, they have slept their sleep: and all the men whose hands were mighty, have found nothing.

6 At thy rebuke, O God of Jacob: both the chariot and horse are fallen.

7 * Thou, even thou art to be feared: and who may stand in thy fight when thou art angry?

8 Thou didst cause thy judgment to be heard from heaven: the earth tiembled, and was still,

9 When God arose to judgments and to help all the meek upon earth.

10 The fierceness of man shall turn to thy praise: and the fierceness of them shalt thou refrain.11 Promise unto the Lord your God, and keep it, all ye

that are round about him: bring presents unto him that ought to be feared.

12. He shall refrain the spirit of princes: and is wonderful among the kings of the earth.

§ Pfalmi 77, Voce mea ad Dominum. i WILL cry unto God with my voice: even unto God will cry with

my voice, and he shall hearken unto me. 2 In the time of my trouble I sought the Lord: my fore ran, and ceased not in the night-season, my soul refused comfort. ss than the bittereit potion to the palate.-Gracious his Providence disposes the issue of all we projectGod! teach us so to live that we be not obliged to his etleem is of more importance to us than that of all drink the bitter cup of thy eternal vengeance.

the World and his pleasure determines both all our This is a song of Thankigiving for some re ease and all our suff-rings-In a word he is able to de markable victory which God had vouchlafed his People, stroy both Body and Soul in Heli. and an Exhartation to acknowelge, the divine power of The Prophet being opprcfied with most grievous and Majefty.

Athi&t on here expreiles the extremne dejection and trous Thou, even thou art to be feared, &c. i. e. God ble of his mind; and beautifully describes the conis to be feared before all things. And he certainly, in fiets and struggles he underwent bctore he could make reason, ought to be the principal objeût of our fear, his anxiety give way to hope and humble confidence in because his bounty is the Fountain of all our supplies the divine goodness!

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3 When I am in heaviness, I will think upon God: when my heart is vexed, I will complain.

4. Thou holdest mine eyes waking: I am so feeble that I cannot speak.

5 I have considered the days of old: and the years that are past.

6 I call to remembrance my song: and in the night I commune with mine own heart, and search out my fpirits.

7 Will the Lord absent himself for ever: and will he be no more intreated?

8 Is his mercy clean gone for ever: and is his promise come utterly to an end for evermore? 9 Hath God forgotten to be gracious: and will he shut

up

his loving kindness in displeasure ?

And I said, It is mine own infirmity: but I will remember the years of the right hand of the most Highest.

II I will remember the works of the Lord: and call to mind thy wonders of old time.

12 I will think also of all thy works: and my talking shall be of thy doings.

13 Thy way, O God, is holy: who is so great a God as our God?

14 Thou art the God that doeth wonders: and hast declared thy power among the people.

15 Thou hast nightily delivered thy people: even the sons of Jacob and Jofeph.

16 The waters faw thee, O God, the waters saw thee, and were afraid: the depths also were troubled.

17 The clouds poured out water, the air thundered: and thine arrows went abroad.

18 The voice of thy thunder was heard round about: the lightn

And I said it is mine own Infirmity, &c. When those AMidions may be laid upon us: and this, in Ami&tions would lead us to distrust the divine good- every well disposed mind, will effe&ually banith all ness; let us reflect upon God's past mercies towards murmuring and discontent. us; and consider for what wife and excellent purposes

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ings shone upon the ground, the earth was moved, and shook withal.

19 Thy way is in the sea, and thy paths in the great waters: and thy footsteps are not known.

20 Thou leddest thy people like sheep: by the hand of Moses and Aaron,

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Il Psalm 78. Attendite, popule. EAR my law, O my people: incline your ears unto the words of

my

mouth. 2 I will open my mouth in a parable: I will declare hard fentences of old;

3 Which we have heard and known: and such as our fathers have told us; 4 That we should not hide them from the children of the

geim nerations to come: but to shew the honour of the Lord, his mighty and wonderful works that he hath done.

5 He made a covenant with Jacob, and gave Israel a law: which he commanded our forefathers to teach their children;

6 That their pofterity might know it: and the children which were yet unborn;

7 To the intent, that when they came up: they might shew their children the fame;

8 That they might put their trust in God: and not to forget the works of God, but to keep his commandments;

9 And not to be as their forefathers, a faithless and stubborn generation : a generation that fet not their heart aright, and whose {pirit cleaveth not stedfastly unto God;

10 Like as the children of Ephraim: who being harnessed; and carrying bows, turned themselves back in the day of battel.

|| This is an hiftorical Psalm in which the praises of ple: and contains the History of the Israelites from God are celebrated on account of the works and their departure out of Egypt to the times of David. miracles which he had wrought in favour of his Peas

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