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9. My soul hangeth upon thee : thy right hand hath upholden me.
10 These also that seek the hurt of my foul : They shall go under the earth.
II Let them fall upon the edge of the sword : that they may be a portion for foxes.
12 But the King shall rejoice in God; all they also that swear by him, shall be commended : for the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.
g Psalm 64. Exaudi, Deus. EAR my voice, O God, in my prayer: preserve my life from
the fear of the enemy. 2 Hide me from the gathering together of the froward : and from the insurrection of wicked doers.
3 Who have whet their tongue like a sword : and shoot out their arrows, even bitter words. i 4 That they may privily shoot at him that is perfect : suddenly do they hit him, and fear not.
-5 They encourage themselves in mischief: and commune among themselves how they may lay snares, and say, that no man shall fee them.
6 They imagine wickedness, and practise it: that they keep secret among themselves every man in the deep of his heart.
7 But God shall suddenly shoot at them with a swift arrow: that they shall be wounded.
8. I Yea, their own tongue shall make them fall: infomuch that whoso seeth them shall laugh them to scorn.
9 And all men that see it shall say, This hath God done: for they shall perceive that it is his work.
The Pfalmift here delcribes the Malice, the discovery of their iniquitous defigns: yet some very Calumpies, and mischievous designs of his Enemies; remarkable instances of his Providence are upon reand foretels their ruin which he says will be manifeft cord, in this respect; in which we may, 'as it were, to all, and be a cause of rejoicing to the Righteous. plainly behold the Finger of God. The In entors | Yra their cun Tongues fall make them fall
, &c. of mischief being made the revealers of their own Tho' it does not please God always to interpole for the villanies; and brought to destruction through their panifhment of the Wicked, in this world, and the own accusations.
.10 The righteous shall rejoice in the Lord, and put his trust in him: and all they that are true of heart shall be glad.
E V E NING P R A Y E R.
$ Psalm 65. Te decet hymnus. HOU O God, art praised in Sion: and unto thee shall the
vow be performed in Jerusalem. 2 Thou that hearest the prayer: unto thee shall all Aesh come.
3 My misdeeds prevail against nic: O be thou merciful unto cur sins.
4 * Beff d is the man, whom thou choosest, and receiveft unto thee: he shall dwell in thy court, and shall be fatisfied with the pleasures of thy house, even of thy holy temple.
5. Thou Thalt Thew us wonderful things in thy righteousness, O God of our salvation: thou that art the hope of all the ends of the earth, and of them that remain in the broad fea.
6 Who in his strength setteth fast the mountains: and is girded about with power.
7 Who stilleth the raging of the sea: and the noise of his waves, and the madness of the people,
. 8 They also that dwell in the uttermost parts of the earth, shall be afraid at thy tokens: thou that makest the out-goings of the morning and evening to praise thee.
9. Thou visitest the earth, and blefleft it: thou makest it very plenteous.
10 The river of God is. fuit of water: thou preparest their corn, for so thou providest for the earth.
II Thou watereft her furrows, thou sendest sain into the little $ There is reason to believe that this Psalm was seems to-fignify the Happiness of such as became Pro composed upon a plentiful fall of Rain after an ex- felytes to the Jewish Religion.-And if David thought treme drought. And herein David takes an occasion there was reason to declare such blefied.:. then hos to commemorate first the spiritual Bleflings whicn God much more cause have Christians to elteem themselves had bestowed upon every sincere Worshipper; and fo who enjoy the clear light, the inestimable pri adly. the temporal Benefits which he had conferred vileges, of che Gospel ;, which afords such powerful upon the Ifraelites in general; and particularly with aids, such unspeakable comforts, and such glorious teipect to the fruitfulnels of the Land of Canaan. hopes of a bledi:d.Inmortality through Telus Cbrift!
Bleled is the Man wbom.tbou chooseft, &c. This.
Galleys thereof; thou niakest it soft with the drops of rain, and blefiift the increase of it.
1 2 Thou crowneft the ear with thy goodness: and thy clouds drop fatness.
13 They'shall drop upon the dwellings of the wilderness: ani the little bills shall rejoice on every side.
14 The solds shall be full of sheep: the valleys also shall stand fo thick with corn, that they shall laugh and sing.
|| Pfalm 66. Jubilate Deo. BE joyful in God, all ye lands: sing praises unto the honour
of his Name, make his praise to be glorious. 2 Say unto God, o how wonderful art thou in thy works: through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies be found liars unto thee.
3 For all the world shall worship thee: sing of thee, and praise thy Name.
4 O come hicher, and behold the works of God: how wonderful he is in his doing toward the children of men.
5 He turned the sea into dry land: so that they went through the water on foot; there did we rejoice thereof.
6 He ruleth with his power for ever, his eyes behold the people: and such as will not believe, shall not be able to exalt themselves.
7 Opraise our God; ye people: and make the voice of his praise to be heard;
8 Who holdeth our foul in life: and suffereth not our feet to flip
9. For thou, O God, haft proved us :. thou also hast tried us, like as filver is tried.
10 'Thou broughtest us into the snare: and laidst trouble upon
# This is a Pfalm of Thanksgiving, probably occasi- kind to celebra:e God's praises, and to cɔnsider the aned by some remarkable deliverance of the Jews wonderful works which he had wrought for the welfare fron captivity : in which the Prophet exhorts all Man. of Lirael,
I Thou sufferedst men to ride over our heads: we went through fire and water, and thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place.
12 I will go into thine house with burnt offerings: and will pay thee my rows which I promised with my lips, and spake with my mouth when I was in trouble.
13 I will offer unto thee fat burnt-facrifices, with the incense of rams: I will offer bullocks and goats.
14 O come hither, and hearken, all ye that fear God: and I will tell you
what he hath done for foul. 15 I called unto him with my mouth : and gave him praises with my tongue.
16 + If I incline unto wickedness with mine heart: the Lord will not hear me.
17 But God hath heard me: and considered the voice of my prayer.
18 Praised be God, who hath not cast out my prayer: nor turned his mercy from me.
|| Psalm 67. Deus misereatur. OD be merciful unto us, and bless us: and shew us the light of
his countenance, and be merciful unto us;
* That thy way may be known upon earth: thy saving health among all nations.
3 Let the people praise thee, O God: yea, let all the people praise thee.
4 O let the nations rejoice and be glad: for thou shalt judge the folk righteously, and govern the nations upon earth.
+ If I incline unto wickedness with my Heart, &c. services unacceptable. 'It appears to have leen the opinion of some of ihe || This is an earnest Petition to God that he would
Jeres that God was not displeased with ovii Thoughts, support and protect his Church, and bring all Nation: to long as they were not brought into Eliin: which to the kr.cwledge ard practice of pure Religion: and opinion is the very Sink of Plarifain, and which both is thought to be propbetical concerning the revelation Chri] and St. Paul often attempted to cleanse. Ard, of the Gojfil, and the calling of the Gentiles. indeed, if ne corsider that Gea is a Leing of ir finite * Tkai thy way moy te known upon Earib, sc. This Purity, that he kneucth ite fecrets of our Eearts, is a Petition which, as Christians, it becomes us to -ard requires to be whipped in Spirit and in fier up with servency. And that this perition may Truth; we cannot tut fupfcic that all 11.0ruity must le cfie ĉiual, we ought to join our sincere endeavours be an abomination to him, and rer.der all religicus 10 picmote the progress of the Gospel, and the knowva
5 Let the people praise thee, O God: let all tlie people praise thee.
6 Then Niall the earth bring forth her increase: and God, even our own God shall give us his blessing.
7 God shall bless us: and all the ends of the world shall fear him.
MORNING PRAY E R.
|| Psalm 68. Exurgat Deus. ET God arise, and let his enemies be scattered: let them also
that hate him flee before him. 2 Like as the fmoke vanilheth, so shalt thou drive them away: and like as wax melteth at the fire, so let the ungodly perish at the presence of God.
3 But let the righteous be glad, and rejoice before God: let them also be merry and joyful.
4 O fing unto God, and fing praises unto his Name: magnify hini that rideth upon the heavens, as it were upon an horse; praise him in his Name J AH, and rejoice before him.
5 He is a father of the fatherless, and defendeth the cause of the widows: even God in his holy habitation.
6 He is the God that maketh men to be of one mind in an house, and bringeth the prisoners out of captivity: but letteth the runagates continue in fcarceness.
5 O God, when thou wentest forth before the people: when thou wentest through the wilderness,
8 The earth shook, and the heavens dropped at the presence of God: even as Sinai also was maved at the presence of God, who is the God of Israel.
9 Thou, O God, fentest a gracious rain upon thine inheritance: and refreshed it it when it was weary. ledg of a Redeemer : ard so 10 let our light shine This Píalm is supposed to have been lung upon before Nien, that they seeing our good Works, may removing the Ark of the Lord to Mount Zion: and: glc ify our Father which is in Heaven, by. their con- several passages in it seem to point out the pomp with:
version to the Truth,
which it wa, auended. From this event David seems