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6 Because they regard not the works of the Lord, nor the operation of his hands, he shall destroy them and not build them up.

6 Blessed be the Lord, because he hath heard the voice of my supplications.

The Lord is my strength and my shield: my heart trusted in bim, and I am helped; therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth, and with my song will I praise him.

8 The Lord is their strength, and he is the saving strength of his anointed.

9 Save thy people and bless thine inheritance ; feed them also, and lift them

up for ever.


VIVE unto the Lord, O ye mighty, give

2 Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name: worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.

3 The voice of the Lord is upon the waters: the God of glory thundereth; the Lord is upon many waters.

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4 The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.

5 The voice of the Lord breaketh the cedars ;-yea, the Lord breaketh the cedars of Lebanon.

6' He maketh them also to skip like a calf; Lebanon and Sirion like a young unicorn.

7 The voice of the Lord divideth the: Aames of fire.

8 The voice of the Lord shaketh the wilderness; the Lord shaketh the wilderness of Kadesh,

9 The voice of the Lord maketh the hinds to calve, and discovereth the forests: and in his temple doth every one speak of his glory.

10 The Lord sitteth upon the flood; yea, the Lord sitteth King for ever.

11 The Lord will give strength unto his people; the Lord will bless his people with peace.




WILL extol thee, O Lord; for thou hast

lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me.

2 O Lord my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed them.

3 O Lord, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave; thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.

4 Sing unto the Lord, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.

5 For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life ; weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning,

6 And in my prosperity I said, I shall. never be moved.

7 Lord, by thy favour thou hast made my mountain to stand strong : thou didst hide thy face, and I was troubled.

8 I cried to thee, O Lord; and unto the Lord I made supplication.

9 What profit is there in my blood, when I

go down to the pit ? Shall the dust praise thee ? shall it declare thy truth?

10 Hear, O Lord, and have mercy upon me: Lord, be thou my helper.

11 Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing : thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness.

12 To the end that my glory may sing praiseo thee, and not be silent. O Lord my W? will give thanks unto thee for ever.


[N thee, O Lord, do I put my trust: let

me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy. righteousness.

2 Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou my strong rock, for an house of defence to save me.

3 For thou art my rock and my fortress ; therefore for thy, name's sake lead me and guide me.

4 Pull me out of the net that they have laid privily for me :

for thou art my strength.

5 Into thine hand, I commit my spirit : thou hast redeemed' me, O Lord God of truth.

6. I have hated them that regard lying vanities : but I trust in the Lord.

7 I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy: for thou hast considered my, trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities;

8 And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy: thou hast set my foot in a large room.

9 Have mercy upon me, O Lord, for I am in trouble ; mine eye is consumed with grief, yea, my soul, and my belly,

10 For my life is spent with grief, and my years with sighing : my strength faileth because of mine iniquity, and my bones are consumed.

11 I was a reproach among all mine enemies, but especially among my neighbours, and a fear to mine acquaintance : they that did see me without fled from me.

12 I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind: I am like a broken vessel.

13 For I have heard the slander of many : fear was on every side: while they took counsel together against me, they de. vised to take away my life.

14 But I trusted in thee, O Lord : I said Thou art my God.

15 My times are in thy hand : deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.

16 Make thy face to shine upon thy servant': save me for thy mercies' sake,

17 Let me not be ashamed, O Lord ; for I have called upon thee: let the wicked be ashamed, and let them be silent in the grave.

18 Let the lying lips be put to silence; which speak grievous things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.

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