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18 There shall I make the horn of David to flourish: I have ordained a lantern for mine Anointed.

19 As for his enemies, I shall clothe them with shame: but upon himself shall his crown flourish.

| Psalm 133. Ecce, quam bonum ! Ehold, how good and joyful a thing it is : brethren to dwell

together in unity. 2 It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down unto the beard : even unto Aarons beard, and went down to the skirts of his clothing.

3 as the dew of Hermon: which fell upon the hill of Sion. 4 For there the Lord promised his blessing: and life for ever

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Ecce nunc. . Ehold now, praise the Lord: all ye servants of the Lord ;

2 Ye that by night stand in the house of the Lord: even in the courts of the house of our God.

2 Lift up your hands in the sanctuary: and praise the Lord.

4 The Lord that made heaven and earth: give thee blessing out of Sion. # Psalm 135.

Laudate Nomen.
Praise the Lord, laud ye the Name of the Lord: praise it,
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servants of the Lord ; 2 Ye that stand in the house of the Lord: in the courts of the house of our God.

3 O praise the Lord, for the. Lord is gracious: O sing praises unto his Name, for it is lovely.

4. For why? the Lord hath chosen Jacob, unto himself: and Israel for his own poffefsion.

# The Psalmist observing the numerous concourse, ploring the divine: Blefling upon them. and harmony of the People affembled together for the I In this Pfalm the Priests and Levites are particelebration of some Festival, expresses his sense of so cularly excited publickly to celebrate the praises of joyful a spectacle in this Psalm.

God; the Pfalmift commemorating some of his Works * The Pfalmift here exhorts the Levites to be watch: and describing the vanity of Idols and the folly of Idos ful and diligent in the discharge of their office: im- latry..

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5 For I know that the Lord is great: and that our God is above all gods.

6. Whatsoever the Lord pleased, that did he in heaven, and in earth: in the sea, and in all deep places.

7 He bringeth forth the clouds from the ends of the world: and sendeth forth lightnings with the rain, bringing the winds out of his treasures.

8 He smote the first-born of Egypt : both of man and beast. 9

He hath sent tokens and wonders into the midst of thee, O thou land of Egypt: upon Pharaoh, and all his servants.

10 He smote divers nations : and New mighty kings ; ·'11 Sehon king of the Amorites, and Og the king of Basan: and all the kingdoms of Canaan ;

12 And gave their land to be an heritage : even an heritage unto Israel his people.

13 Thy. Name, O Lord, endureth for ever : so doth thy memorial, O Lord, from one generation to another.

14 For the Lord: will avenge his people: and be gracious unto his servants.

15 As for the images of the heathen, they are but filver and gold: the work of mens hands.

16 They have mouths, and speak not': eyes have they, but they see not.

17 They have ears, and yet they hear not : neither is there any breath in their mouths.

18 They that make them are like unto them: and so are all they that put their trust in them.

19 Praise the Lord, ye house of Israel : praise the Lord, ye house of Aaron.

20 Praise the Lord, ye house of Levi : ye that fear the Lord, praise the Lord.

21 Praised be the Lord out of Sion : who dwelleth at Jerufalem.

E V E N I N G PRAY E R.

Psalın 136. Confitemini.
Give thanks unto the Lord, for he is gracious: and his mer

cy endureth for ever: 2 o give thanks unto the God of all gods: for his mercy endureth for ever. 3 O thank the Lord of all lords: for his mercy endurcth for ever.

Who only doeth great wonders: for his mercy endureth for

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5 Who by his excellent wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endureth for ever.

6 Who laid out the earth above the waters: for his mercy endureth for ever.

7 Who hath made great lights: for his mercy endureth for ever; 8 The sun to rule the day: for his mercy endureth for ever;

9 The moon and the stars to govern the night: for his mercy endureth for ever.

10 Who smote Egypt with their first-born : for his mercy endureth for ever;

11 And brought out Ifrael from among them: for his mercy en dureth for ever ;

: 12 With a mighty hand, and stretched out arm: for his mercy endureth for ever ;

13 Who divided the Red sea, in two parts: for his mercy endureth for ever:

14 And made Israel to go through the midst of it: for his mercy endureth for ever.

15 But as for Pharaoh and his hoft, he overthrew them in the Red sea : for his mercy endureth for ever. 16 Who led his people through the wilderness: for his

mercy endureth for ever.

# This may be reckoned amongst the hiltorical been displayed in the works of the Creation, and in Psalms, and was sung alternately, Ezra iii. 10. 11. the deliverance of the Israelites from the bondage of The Psalmist herein celebrates the praises of God, and Egypt and giving them poffeflion of Canaas, particularly his infinite power and goodness, which had

17 Who frote great kings: for his mercy endureth for ever; 18 Yea, and flew mighty kings:' for his mercy endureth for ever; 19 Sehon king of the Amorites: for his mercy endureth for ever; 20 And Og the King of Basan: for his mercy endureth for ever;

21 And giveaway their land for an heritage: for his mercy endureth for ever;

22 Even for an heritage unto Israel his servant : for his Mercy endureth for ever. 1.23 Who remembred us when we were in trouble: for his mercy endureth for ever. 24

And hath delivered us from our enemies : for his mercy endureth for ever.

25 Who giveth food to all Flesh: for his mercy endureth for

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26 O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for his n.ercy endureth for ever.

27 o give thanks unto the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever.

* Psalm 137. Super flumines Y the waters of Babylon, we sat down and wept: when we re

membred thee, O Sion. 2 As for our harps, we hanged them up: upon the trees that are therein.

3 For they that led us away captive, required of us then a song, and melody in our heaviness : Sing us one of the fongs of Sion.

4 How shall we sing the Lords song : in a strange land ?

5 If I forget thee, O Jerufale.n: let my right hand forget her cunning.

6 if I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth, yea, if I prefer not Jerusalem in my mirth.

* This Psalm feems to have been composed by the foon after their return ; when they saw the impending Levite Singers when they were Captives in Babylon, or destruction of that City.

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7 Remember the children of Edom, O Lord, in the day of jerusalem: how they said, Down with it, down with it, even to the ground.

8 O daughter of Babylon, wasted with misery : yea, happy shall he be that rewardeth thee, as thou haft served us.

9 Blessed shall he be that taketh thy children: and throweth them against the stones.

+ Pfalm 138. Confitebor tibi. Will give thanks unto thee, O Lord, with my whole heart:

even before the gods will I fing praise unto thee. 2 I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy Name, because of thy loving kindness and truth: for thou hast magnified thy Name, and thy word above all things.

3 When I called upon thee, thou heardėst me : and enduedst-my soul with much strength.

4 All the kings of the earth shall praise thee, O Lord: for they have heard the words of thy mouth.

5 Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the Lord': that great is the glory of the Lord.

6 For though the Lord be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: as for the proud, he beholdeth them afar off.

7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, yet shalt thou refresh me: thou shalt stretch forth thy hand upon the furiousness of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me.

8 The Lord shall make good his loving kindness towards me: yea, thy mercy, O Lord, endureth for ever; despise not then the works of thine own hands.

MORNING PRAY E R.

|| Psalm 139. Domini, probasti. Lord, thou hast searched me out, and known me: thou

knowest my down-fitting, and mine up-rising, thou understandest my thoughts long before.

David here promises publickly to celebrate the divine Worlip: expresting a firm confidence in God's praises of God for his Mercies towards him ; and ex- help and protection under every circumstance of Life

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Lorts all the Kings of the Earth to join with him in

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