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2 For I have said, Mercy shall be set up for ever: thy truth shalt thou ftablish in the heavens.

3 I have made a covenant with my chosen: I have sworn unto David my servant,

4 Thy seed will I ftablish for ever: and set up thy throne from one generation to another.

5 O Lord, the very heavens shall praise thy wondrous works: and thy truth in the congregation of the saints.

6 For who is he among the clouds: that ihall be compared unto the Lord?

7 And what is he among the gods: that shall be like unto the Lord?

8 God is very greatly to be feared in the council of the saints: and to be had in reverence of all them that are round about him. 9

O Lord God of hosts, who is like unto thee: thy truth, most mighty Lord, is on every side.

10 Thou rulest the saging of the sea: thou stillest the waves thereof when they arise.

11 Thou haft subdued Egypt, and destroyed it: thou hast scattered thine enemies abroad, with thy mighty arm.

12 The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine: thou haft laid the foundation of the round word, and all that therein is.

13 Thou hast made the north and the south: Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in thy Name.

'14 Thou hast a mighty arm: strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand.

15 Righteousness and equity are the habitation of thy feat: mercy and truth shall go before thy face.

16 Blessed is the people, O Lord, that can rejoice in the: they shall walk in the light of thy countenance. here celebrates the majesty, power,and goodness of God posterity. He then represents the defolation to which which appeared in tile deliverance of the Ijraelites from Judah was reduced, and implores the divine compare Egyptian Bondage; and the Covenant that he made lion. with David, to confirm the Throne to him and his

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17 Their delight shall be daily in thy Name: and in thy righteousness shall they make their boast.

18 For thou art the glory of their strength: and in thy loving kindness thou shalt lift up our horns.

19 For the Lord is our defence: the holy One of Israel is our King.

20 Thou spakelt sometime in visions unto thy saints, and saidít: I have laid help upon one that is mighty, I have exalted one chosen out of the people.

21 I have found David my servant: with my holy oil have I anointed him.

22 My hand shall hold him fast: and my arm shall strengthen him.

enemy shall not be able to do him violence: the son of wickedness shall not hurt him.

24. I will smite down his foes before his face: and plague them that hate him.

25 My truth also and my mercy shall be with him: and in my Name shall his horn be exalted.

26 I will set his dominion also in the sea: and his right hand in the floods.

27 He shall call me, Thou art my Father: my God, and my strong salvation.

28 And I will make him my first-born: higher than the kings of the earth. 29 My mercy will I keep for him for evermore: and

my nant shall stand fast with him.

30 His seed also will I make to endure for ever: and his throne as the days of heaven.

31 But if his children forsake my law: and walk not in my judgments;

32 If they break my statutes, and keep not my commandments: I will visit their offences with the rod, and their fin with scourges.

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33 Nevertheless, my loving kindness will I not utterly take from him: nor suffer my truth to fail.

34 * My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips: I have sworn once by my holiness, that I will inot fail David.

35 His feed shall endure for ever: and his feat is like as the sun -before ine. :. 36. He shall stand fast for evermore as the moon: and as the faithful witness in heaven.

37 But thou hast abhorred, and forfaken thine Anointed: and art displeased at him.

38 Thou hast broken the covenant of thy servant: and cast his crown to the ground. 39

Thou hast overthrown all his hedges: and broken down his strong holds.

40 All they that go by, spoil him: and tie is become a reproach to his neighbours.

41 Thou hast set up the right hand of his enemies:' and made all his adversaries to rejoice.

42 Thou hast taken away the edge of his sword: and givest him pot victory in the battel.

43^ Thou hast put out his glory: and cast his throne down to the ground.

44. The days of his youth hast thou shortened: and covered him with dishonour.

45 Lord, how long wilt thou hide thyself, for ever; and thall thy wrath burn like fire?

46 O remember how short my time is: wherefore haft thou made all men for nought?

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What man is he that liveth, and shall not fee death: and fhall he deliver his foul from the hand of hell ?

48 Lord, where are thy old loving kindneffes: which thou swareft unto David in thy truth?

49 Remember, Lord, the rebuke that thy servants have: and how I do bear in my bosom the rebukes of inany people ;

50 Wherewith thine enemies have blafphemed thee, and flandered ihe footsteps of thine Anointed: praised be the Lord for evermore, Amen, and Amen.

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Psalm 9o. Domine, refugium. thou hast been our refuge : from one generation to another. 2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever the earth and the world were made: thou art God from everlasting, and world without end.

3 Thou turnest man to deftru&ion: again thou fayeft, Come again, ye children of men.

4 For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday: seeing that is past as a watch in the night.

5. As soon as thou scatterest them, they are even as a sleep: and fade away suddenly like the grass.'

6 In the morning it is green, and groweth up: but in the evening it is cut down, dried up, and withered.

7 For we consume away in thy displeasure: and are afraid at thy wrathful indignation.

8 Thou hast set our misdeeds before thee: and our secret fins in the light of thy countenance.

9 For when thou art angry, all our days are gone: we bring our years

to an end, as it were a tale that is told. | This Pfalm was composed by Mofes, probably executing his vengeance again them for their pero whilf the Iraelites were in the Wilderness, and at verseness as threatned in the 141h Chap. of Numbers the time of some public Mortality, when God was In which he seriousiy reflects upon the many examples

thy servants.

- 10 The days of our age are threescore years and ten; and though men be so trong that they come to fourscore years: yet is their strength then but labour and sorrow; so soon passeth it away, and we are gone. Er But who regardeth the power of thy wrath: for even thereafter as a man feareth, fo is thy displeasure.

12 I So teach us to number our days: that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.

13 Turn thee again, O Lord, at the last: and be gracious unto

14 O satisfy us with thy mercy, and that soon: so shall we rejoice and be glad all the days of our life.

15 Comfort us again, now after the time that thou hast plagued us: and for the years wherein we have suffered adversity.

16 Śhew thy servants thy work: and their children thy glory

17 And the glorious majesty of the Lord our God be upon us: profper thou the work of our hands upon us, O prosper thou our handy-work.

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shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say unto the Lord, Thou art my hope, and my strong hold: my God, in him will I trust. 3

For he shall deliver thee from the snare of the hunter: and fiom the noisome peftilence.

4 He shall defend thee under his wings, and thou shalt be safe under his feathers : his faithfulness and truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Giydi letore num of God's displeasure against Sin, and his Heart 10 Wisdom, i. e. to the practice of Religion by fervent Prayer endeavours to engage the divine and Holiness. Wiat pity is it then that that which mercy and protection towards the People for the future. is our greateit concern, kould, by many, be least

I So teach us 10 number cur Days, &c. He that thought of ! seriously and frequently confiders how short the time is # This Psalın can never be fufficiently admired for which we 'have to pass in this world, and how long the p culiar elegance and sublimity oth of its lanthat Eternity of happiness or misery as which is to guage and sentiment. The subject of it is the security fucceed it, will be almost necessarily induced to apply victory, and reward of the Virtuousov

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