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PSALM lxiii. 1. O God, Thou art my God: early will I seek Thee.

2. My soul thirsteth for Thee, my flesh also longeth after Thee, in a barren and dry land where no water is.

3. Thus have I looked for Thee in holiness: that I might behold Thy power and glory.

4. For Thy loving-kindness is better than life itself: my lips shall praise Thee.

5. As long as I live will I magnify Thee on this manner, and lift up my hands in Thy Name.

8. Because Thou hast been my helper, therefore under the shadow of Thy wings will I rejoice. Hallelujah. Amen.

[lxviii. 32, 35. Sing unto God, O ye kingdoms of the earth: O sing praises unto the LORD; even the God of Israel; He will give strength and power unto His people. Blessed be God.

GREENE, W. HAYES, PURCELL. 161 T. JACKSON, vv. I, 3-5; lxviii. 32, 35. Amen.

162 PSALM cl. 1. O praise God in His holiness; práise Him in the firmament of His power.

2. Praise Him in His noble acts; praise Him according to His excellent greatness.

3. Praise Him in the sound of the trumpet; praise Him upon the lute and harp.

4. Praise Him in the cymbals and dances; praise Him upon the strings and pipe.

5. Praise Him upon the well-tuned cymbals; praise Him upon the loud cymbals. 6. Let everything that hath breath praise the LORD.


vv. 1-6. [Hallelujah. Amen.]
164 WELDON, Vv. 1-4, 6.
165 R. WOODWARD, vv. 1, 2, 6.


166 Psalm iii. Jehova, quam multi sunt hostes mei, quam multi insurgunt contra me ! Quam multi dicunt de animâ meâ, non est ulla salus isti in Deo plane. At Tu, Jehova, clypeus es circa me: gloria mea, et extollens caput

Voce meâ ad Jehovam clamanti respondit mihi e monte sanctitatis Suæ maxime. Ego cubui et dormivi, ego expergefeci me, quia Jehova sustentat me. Non timebo a myriadibus populi quas circum disposuerint metatores contra me. Surge, surge, Jehova, fac salvum me, Deus mi: Qui percussisti omnes inimicos meos maxillam, dentes improborum confregisti. Jehova est salus, super populum Tuum sit benedictio Tua maxime.

English Version. 1. O LORD Jehovah, how many are they that vex me, how many arise to seek my hurt.

2. How many say of my soul in derision, It is not for him to find in his God salvation.

3. But Thou, Jehovah, like a shield defendest me, Thou art my glory, and the lifter up of my head.

4. With my voice I cry aloud to Jehovah, and He doth hear me, and from His holy mountain He doth answer


5. I did lay me down to take rest; I was sleeping, then I awaked; yea, for Jehovah sustaineth me.

6. I will fear not, though of the people ten thousands against me have set themselves as adversaries round about.

7. Rise up, rise up, Jehovah, my help and salvation be.

8. For Thou hast all mine enemies smitten upon the cheek-bone, yea, the teeth of the wicked Thou hast broken.

9. Jehovah doth save us. On Thy people, Thy chosen, for ever be Thy blessing plenteously.


167 PSALM viii. 1. O LORD our Governour, how excellent is Thy Name in all the world! Thou that hast set Thy glory above the heavens.

2. Out of the mouth of very babes and sucklings hast Thou ordained strength, because of Thine enemies: that Thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.

3. For I will consider Thy heavens, even the works of Thy fingers ; the moon and the stars, which Thou hast ordained.

4. LORD, what is man, that Thou art mindful of him: and the Son of Man, that Thou visitest Him ?

5. Thou madest Him lower than the angels, to crown Him with glory and worship.

6. Thou makest Him to have dominion of the works of Thy hands; and Thou hast put all things in subjection under His feet.

7. All sheep and oxen; yea, and the beasts of the field;

8. The fowls of the air, and the fishes of the sea; and whatsoever walketh through the paths of the sea.

9. O LORD our Governour, how excellent is Thy Name in all the world. Glory be to the Father, &c.

PURCELL. 168 Boyce, vv. 4-6, 9. 169 GADSBY, PRENDERGAST., V. I, 4, 5, 9. 170 P. HAYES, V. I. 171 Kent, vv. 1, 2, 4, 5, 9. Amen. 172 Kent, vv. 1-6. Hallelujah. 173 STEVENSON, V. I-5, 9.


ISAIAH xxv. 1. O LORD, Thou art my God; I will exalt Thee, I will praise Thy Name; for Thou hast done wonderful things; Thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.

4. For Thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat.

7. And He will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the veil that is spread over all nations.

8. He will swallow up death in victory; and the LORD GOD will wipe away tears from all eyes; and the rebuke

of His people shall He take away from off all the earth : for the LORD hath spoken it.

1. O LORD, Thou art my God; I will exalt Thee, I will praise Thy Name.

9. And it shall be said in that day, Lo, This is our GOD; we have waited for Him, and He will save us : This is the LORD; we have waited for Him, we will be glad and rejoice in His salvation. Hallelujah.


175 PSALM ciii. 1. Praise the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me praise His holy Name.

2. Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits.

3. Who forgiveth all thy sins, and healeth all thine infirmities;

4. Who saveth thy life from destruction; Who crowneth thee with mercy and loving-kindness.

[6. The Lord executeth righteousness and judgment for all them that are oppressed with wrong.]

8. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy, longsuffering, and of great goodness.

9. He will not alway be chiding, neither keepeth He His anger for ever.

10. He hath not dealt with us after our sins, nor rewarded us according to our wickednesses.

II. For look how high the heaven is in comparison of the earth; so great is His mercy toward them that fear Him.

12. Look how wide also the east is from the west; so far hath He set our sins from us.

13. Yea, like as a father pitieth his own children, even so is the LORD merciful unto them that fear Him.

14. For He knows whereof we are made, He remembereth that we are but dust.

(15. The days of man are but as grass: for he flourisheth as a flower of the field.

16. For as soon as the wind goeth over it, it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.

17. But the merciful goodness of the LORD endureth for ever and ever on them that fear Him.

18. Even upon such as keep His covenant, and think upon His commandments to do them.

19. The LORD hath prepared His seat in heaven: and His Kingdom ruleth over all.

20. O praise the LORD, ye angels of His, ye that excel in strength, ye that fulfil His commandment, and hearken unto the voice of His words.

21. O praise the LORD, all ye His hosts; ye servants of His, that do His pleasure.]

22. O speak good of the LORD, all ye works of His,* in all places of His dominion. Praise thou the LORD, O my soul.

(cvi. 46. Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from this time forth for evermore.]

Purcell. 176 G. B. ARNOLD, vv. 1, 8, 9, 13, 19. 177 Boyce, vv. 8, 9, 13, 19–21. 178 CHILD, vv. 1-4, 22. Hallelujah. 179 GARRETT, vv. I-4; cải. 46. Amen. 180 Greene, vv. 1, 3; 4, 2; 20–22.* Hallelujah. Amen. 181 Hatton, vv. 13 (Like as a father), 14-17, 22. 182 W. Hayes, vv. 1-4, 6, 20–22. Hallelujah. Amen. 183 J. HOPKINS, vv. 8, 9, 11, 13, 15–18, 1–4, 21, 22. 184 BUNNETT, KENT, Vv. 19-22. 185 KING, vv. 8–14.

* Ends here.

186 Psalm cxix. 105. Thy word is a lantern unto my feet, and a light unto my paths.

106. I have sworn and am steadfastly purposed to keep Thy righteous judgments.

107. I am troubled above measure: quicken me, O Lord, according to Thy word.

108. Let the free-will offerings of my mouth please Thee, O LORD, and teach me Thy judgments.

109. The ungodly have laid a snare for me į but yet I swerved not from Thy commandments.

IIO. Thy testimonies have I claimed as mine heritage for ever : and why? they are the very joy of my heart. Hallelujah.


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