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3 Riches and plenteousness shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever.

4. Unto the godly there ariseth up light in the darkness: he is merciful, loving, and righteous.

5 A good man is merciful, and lendeth: and will guide his words with discretion.

6 For he shall never be moved: and the righteous shall be had in everlasting remembrance.

7 He will not be afraid of any evil tidings: for his heart standeth fast, and believeth in the Lord.

8 His heart is ftablished, and will not shrink: until he see his desire upon his enemies.

9. He hath dispersed abroad, and given to the poor: and his righteousness remaineth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour.

10 The ungodly shall see it, and it shall grieve him: he shall gnash with his teeth, and consume away; the desire of the ungodly shall perish,

+ Psalm 113. Laudate, peuri. Raise the Lord, ye servants: 0 praise the Name of the Lord.

2 Bleffed be the Naine of the Lord': from this time forth for evermore.

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3 The Lords Name is praised: from the rifing up of the fun, unto the going down of the same.

4 The Lord is high above all heathen: and his glory above the heavens.

5 Who is like unto the Lord our God, that hath his dwelling " the filth and dregs of sensual Lufts the more nimble promise of the Life that now is; and of that which is " and expedite it will be in its operations. The more “ any Man conquers his passions the more calm and Blesid is the Man ibat feareth the Lord, he baib " fedate bis Spirit is, and the greatcr equality he greut, &c. i. e. He who is a truly religiou gred " maintains in his Temper, his apprehenfions of Man will enjoy a fenible pleasure in the discharge of “ Things will be the more clear and unprejudiced, his Du.y. Happy is he who is arrived at such a pituba " and his judgment more firm and Iteddy.'

This Psalm is wrote alphabetically like the pre- ; † This is a Psalm of Praise, ard a Exhortation to çeding, and may be said to be an explication of that celebrate the infinite Power, M« je ły, and Providence saying of St. Paul to Timothy, viz. that godlines katb of God, by which all Twins asi poves..ou and pro

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so high: * and yet humbleth himself to behold the things that are in heaven and earth ?

6 He taketh up the simple out of the dust: and lifteth the poor out of the mire ;

7. That he may set him with the princes: even with the princes of his people.

8 He maketh the barren woman to keep house: and to be a joyful mother of children.

E V ENING PRAYER.

§ Pfalm 114. In exitu Israel. THEN Israel came out of Egypt: and the house of Jacob

from among the strange people, 2 Juda was his sanctuary: and Israel his dominion. 3 The sea saw that and Aed: Jordan was driven back.

4 The mountains skipped like rams: and the little hills like young sheep.

5 What aileth thee, O thou sea, that thou fleddest: and thou, Jordan, that thou walt driven back?

6 Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams: and ye little hills like young sheep?

7 Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord: at the presence of the God of Jacob.

8 Who turned the hard rock into a standing water: and the Aint-stone into a fpringing well.

| Plalm 115. Non nobis Domine. OT unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto thy Name

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served, and the lowly in particular are exalted

This Psalm is a poetical narration of the miraAnd yet bumbleth himjelf, to behold the Things, &c. culous conveyance of the Ifraclates from Eup to When we consider the unspeakable distance there is be Cangan. twixt God and his Creatures it must be considered as When Ifrael came out of Egypt, &c. If the Jews an act of the greates l'umiliation in him to regard tbe had reason to exalt the power and goodness of God Things that are in Heaven, where even his Angels muft on account of their deliverance from Egyptian lavery: humbly acknowledge all their excellency to be received much more season have Christians to praise and be is from him,

him for their Redemption from Sin and Death:

2 Wherefore shall the heathen say: Where is now their God?

3 As for our God, he is in heaven: he hath done whatsoever pleased him.

4 Their idols are silver and gold: cven the work of mens hands.

5 They have mouths and speak not: eyes have they and see not.

6 They have ears and hear not: noses have they and smell not.

7 They have hands and handle not's feet have they and walk not: neither fpeak they through their throat.

8 They that make them are like unto them: and so are all such ás put their trust in them.

9 But thou, house of Israel, trust thou in the Lord: he is their fuccour and defence.

10 Ye house of Aaron, put your trust in the Lord: he is their helper and defender.

11 Ye that fear the Lord, put your trust in the Lord: he is their helper and defender.

12 The Lord hath been mindful of us, and he shall bless us: even he shall bless the house of Israel, he shall bless the house of Aaron.

13 He shall bless them that fear the Lord: both small and great. 14 The Lord shall increase you more and more: you

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15 Ye are the blessed of the Lord: who made heaven and earth. 1.. 16 All the whole heavens are the Lords: the earth hath he given to the children of men. which the former was but a faint emblem.

yet faithful Servants of God. The Master whom ye | This Pialm seems to have been wrote when the serve is no respecter of Persons Ifraelites were under fome grievous and public calami- lowest as well as the higheit of the Sons of Men: and ty. The Palmilt herein implores their deliverance. he distinguishes his Favourites only in proportion as describes the vanitv of Idols-and represents the hap they excel each other in Virtue' and 'H liness. A piness of those who serve and worship the true God. distinction which the pror Man has an equal oppors

I He fall bless them that fear the Lord, both mall tunity of tharing in with the sach, and great, &c. Be of good comfort therefore ye poor

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17 The dead praise not thee, O Lord: neither all they thit go down into Gilence.

18 But we will praise the Lord: froin this time forth for evermore.. Praise the Lord. MORNING PRAY E R.

|| Psalm 116. Dilexi, quoniam. AM well pleased: that the Lord hath heard the voice of my prayer.

2 That he hath inclined his ear unto me: therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.

3 The snares of death compassed me round about: and the pains of hell gat hold upon me.

4. I shall find trouble and heaviness, and I will call upon the Name of the Lord: O Lord, I beseech thee, deliver

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soul. 5 Gracious is the Lord, and righteous: yea, our God is, merciful.

6 The Lord preserveth the simple: I was in misery, and he helped me.

7. Turn again then unto thy rest, O my soul: for the Lord hath rewarded thee.

8 And why?. thou hast delivered my soul from death: mine eyes from tears and my feet from falling,

9 I will walk before the Lord: in the land of the living.

io I believed, and therefore will I speak, but I was sore troubled: $1 said in my hafte, All men are liars.

11 What reward shall I give unto the Lord: for all the benefits that he hath done unto me?

12 I will receive the cup.of. falvation: and call upon the Name of the Lord.

| This seems to be a Pfalm of Thanklgiving after a II said in my haste, all Men are liars. It may seemrecovery from Sickness, or deliverance from some grie-, at first light as if David-had uttered a rah unadvie vous calamity. To which the Pfalmift affectiogly des frå exprellion for which he thought himfelf blameable. cribes the distress to which he had been reduced: anci But this passage implies only that “ he was in so praises God for his Mercies towards him, in strains of " difficult and dangerous a fituation, that he could che moft fervent gratitude,

not for bear openly declaring that all human help

13 I will pay my vows now in the presence of all his people: right dear in the fight of the Lord is the death of his faints.

14 Behold O Lord, how that I am thy servant: I am thy servant, and the son of thine handmaid, thou hast broken my bonds in funder.

15 I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving: and will call upon the Name of the Lord.

16 I will pay my vows unto the Lord, in the fight of all his people: in the courts of the Lords house, even in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. Praise the Lord.

* Psalm 117. Laudate Dominum. Praise the Lord, all ye heathen: praise him, all

' ye nations.

. 2 For his merciful kindness is ever more and more towards us: and the truth of the Lord endureth for ever. Praise the Lord..

|| Pfalm 118. Confitemini. Domino. Give thanks unto the Lord, for he is gracious: because his mercy

endureth for ever. 2 Let Israel now confess, that he is gracious: and that his mercy endureth for ever.

3 Let the house of Aaron now confess: that his mercy endureth for ever.

4 Yea, let them now that fear the Lord confess: that his mercy endureth for ever.

5 I called upon the Lord in trouble: and the Lord heard me at large.

6 The Lord is on my side: I will not fear what man doeth

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“ Wes vain; and that God was his only sure depen- Rom. xv. 11. Because as all People partake in the di• dence.”

vine goodness, all certainly ought to join also in thanks! + The Pfalmift here calls „upan all the Nations of the to their common Benefactor. World Loyraise God, because of his Merey and Trath. | David here exhorts all the Israelites to celebrate

O praise the Lord all ye Heather, &c. This the goodness of God: and fervently praises him for enpassage St. Paul considers as a piophecy concerning abling him to triumph over his Enemies. The People the conversion of the Gentiles: and as a reason why the answering his invitations, by blessing the Lord, and Gentiles lhould thare with the Jews in offering up their praying for the prosperity of their Sovereign. The united praises to God for his Mercies in Chrift Jesus. latter part of this Psalm relates to our Lord 7c'us Chrift.

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