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Psalm cxix. 97. LORD, what love have I unto Thy law; all the day long is my study in it.

[72. The law of Thy mouth is dearer unto me than thousands of gold and silver.]

98. Thou through Thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies; for they are ever with me.

99. I have more understanding than my teachers, for Thy testimonies are my study.

100. I am wiser than the aged, because I keep Thy commandments.

101. I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I may keep Thy word.

(103. O how sweet are Thy words unto my throat; yea, sweeter than honey unto my mouth.]

104. Through Thy commandments I get understanding; therefore I hate all evil ways.

(142. Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and Thy law is the truth.

143. Trouble and heaviness have taken hold upon me, yet is my delight in Thy commandments.]

CROFT.

286 ALLEN, vv. 97, 99, 100, 103, 104.
287 Kent, vv. 97, 72, 103, 142, 143.
288 STEGGALL, V. 97, 103, 104, 72.

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Psalm vi. 1. O LORD, rebuke me not in Thine indignation, neither chasten me in Thy displeasure.

2. Have mercy upon me, O LORD, for I am weak: 0 LORD, heal me, for my bones are vexed.

3. My soul also is sore troubled : but, LORD, how long wilt Thou punish me?

4. Turn Thee, O LORD, and deliver my soul : O save me for Thy mercy's sake. [Hallelujah. Amen.]

CROFT, 290 PURCELL, WELDON, vv. 1, 4, 2, 3.

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PSALM cxxxix. 1. O LORD, Thou hast searched me out, and known me : Thou knowest my down-sitting and mine up-rising ; Thou understandest my thoughts long before.

2. Thou art about my path, and about my bed, and spiest out all my ways.

3. For lo, there is not a word in my tongue, but Thou, O LORD, knowest it altogether.

[4. Thou hast fashioned me behind and before, and laid Thine hand upon me.

5. Such knowledge is too wonderful and excellent for me : I cannot attain unto it.]

6. Whither shall I go then from Thy Spirit ; or whither shall I go then from Thy presence ?

7. If I climb up into heaven, Thou art there : If I go down to hell, Thou art there also.

8. If I take the wings of the morning, and remain in the uttermost parts of the sea;

9. Even there also shall Thy hand lead me, and Thy right hand shall hold me.

(10. If I say, Peradventure the darkness shall cover me: then shall my night be turned to day.

13. I will give thanks unto Thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made : marvellous are Thy works, and that my soul knoweth right well.]

17. How dear are Thy counsels unto me, O GOD: 0 how great is the sum of them!

18. If I tell them, they are more in number than the sand: when I wake up, I am present with Thee.

23. Try me, O God, and seek the ground of my heart : prove me, and examine my thoughts.

24. Look well if there be any way of wickedness in me: and lead me in the way everlasting.

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292 BENEDICT, CULLEY, E. J. HOPKINS, NARES,

J. S. Smith, C. Wood, vv, 23, 24. [Amen.]
293 Blow, vv. 1-10, 6, 1, 13.
294 CROTCH, vv. 17, 23, 24.

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295 Psalm lxviii. 32. Sing unto God, o ye kingdoms of the earth : O sing praises unto the LORD;

33. Who sitteth in the heavens over all (from the beginning] : lo, He doth send out His voice, yea, and that a mighty voice.

34. Ascribe ye the power to God over Israel : His worship, and strength is in the clouds.

(32. O sing praises unto the LORD.)

35. O GOD, wonderful art Thou in Thy holy places : even the God of Israel; He will give strength and power unto His people; blessed be God. Amen.

CROFT, Kelway, J. PRING, PURCELL.

296 Psalm xcvi. 1. O sing unto the LORD a new song : sing unto the LORD all the whole earth.

2. Sing unto the LORD, and praise His Name : 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 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 sanctuary.

7. Ascribe unto the LORD, O ye 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 Him.

*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, He cometh to judge the earth, and with righteousness to judge the world, and the people with His truth.

xciii. 5. The waves of the sea are mighty, and rage horribly, but yet the LORD, Who dwelleth on high, is mightier.]

CROFT.
297 EBDON, vv. 1, 2, 6, 2.
298 GREENE, vv. 1-4, 6. Amen.
299 HANDEL, vv. 1-4, 6, 9, 11; xciii. 5.
300 W. Hayes, vv. 9, *10, II.
301 Purcell, v. 1. Hallelujah. vv. 2, 3, 6, 4, 5,

9, 10. Hallelujah. Amen.
302 Swift, vv. 1-3, 1. Amen.
303 THORNE, v. 9.
304 TRAVERS, V. 7-13.

Amen.
* This verse is sometimes sung as a separate Anthem.

305 PSALM XXX. 4. Sing praises to the LORD, Oye saints of His, and give thanks unto Him for a remembrance of His holiness.

5. For His wrath endures but for a moment, and in His favour is life; heaviness may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

CROFT. 306 PSALM xcvi. 2. Sing unto the LORD, and praise His Name: be telling of His salvation from day to day.

xcii. 4. Thou, LORD, hast made me glad through Thy works : and I will rejoice in giving praise, for the operations of Thy hands.

10. Thou, O God, hast shewed us Thy goodness plenteously, and hast let us see our desire upon our enemies. xxvii.

11. Thou hast been our succour; leave us not, neither forsake us, O God of our salvation.

14. So we that are Thy people and sheep of Thy pasture will give Thee thanks for ever; and will alway be shewing forth Thy praise from generation to generation.

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307 PSALM xxiv. 1. The earth is the Lord's, and all that therein is : the compass of the world, and they that dwell therein.

2. For He hath founded it upon the seas, and prepared it upon

the floods. 3. Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall rise up in His holy place?

4. Even he that hath clean hands, and a pure heart : and that hath not lift up his mind unto vanity, nor sworn to deceive his neighbour.

5. He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.

6. This is the generation of them that seek Him, even of them that seek Thy face, O Jacob.

7. Lift up your heads, O ye gates, and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors, and the King of Glory shall come in.

8. Who is the King of Glory? It is the LORD strong and mighty, even the LORD mighty in battle.

9. Lift up your heads, 0 ye gates, and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors, and the King of Glory shall come in.

10. Who is the King of Glory? Even the Lord of Hosts, He is the King of Glory.

CROFT. 308 HEAP, KEARTON, T. F. WALMISLEY, vv. 1-5. 309 J. F. BRIDGE, OUSELEY, vv. 3-5. .

310 Psalm civ. 1. Praise the LORD, O my soul : 0 LORD my God, Thou art become exceeding glorious, Thou art clothed with majesty and honour.

2. Thou deckest Thyself with light as it were with a garment, and spreadest out the heavens like a curtain.

3. Who layeth the beams of His chambers in the waters, and maketh the clouds His chariot, and walketh upon the wings of the wind.

4. He maketh His angels spirits, and His ministers a flaming fire.

5. He laid the foundations of the earth, that it never should move at any time.

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