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takest away their breath, they die, and are turned again to their duft.
30 When thou letteft thy breath go forth, they shall be made: and thou shalt renew the face of the earth.
31 The glorious Majesty of the Lord shall endure for ever: the Lord shall rejoice in his works.
32 The earth shall tremble at the look of him: if he do but touch the hills, they shall smoke.
33 I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live: I will praise my God while I have my being.
34 And so shall my words please him: my joy shall be in the Lord.
35 As for finners, they shall be consumed out of the earth, and the ungodly shall come to an end: praise thou the Lord, O my soul, praise the Lord.
MORNIN G P R A Y È R.
§ Psalm 105. Confitemini Domino. GIVE thanks unto the Lord, and call upon his Name:
tell the people what things he hath done. 2. O let your songs be of him, and praise him: and let your talking be of all his wondrous works.
3 Rejoice in his holy Name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord.
4 Seek the Lord and his strength: seek his face evermore,
5. * Remember the marvellous works that he hath done: his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth;
6 Oye seed of Abraham his servant: ye children of Jacob his chosen.
He is the Lord our God: his judgments are in all the world. This is an hiftorical Psalm and contains the affairs livering them from slavery. of the Ifraelites from Abraham to their going out of Remember the marvellous works that be bath done, Egypt. Herein the Author principally celebrates God's &r. Tho' the following events which are recorded in goodness in adopting the Jews for bis People, and de- this Pfalm do not dircily regard Chriftians: yet they
8 He hath been alway mindful of his covenant and promise: that he made to a thousand generations;
9 Even the covenant that he made with Abrahani: and the oath that he sware unto Isaac;
10 And appointed the same unto Jacob'for a law: and to Israel for an everlasting testament,
11 Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan: the lot of your inheritance.
12 When there were yet but a few of them: and they strangers in the land;
13 What time as they went from one nation to another: from one kingdom to another people;
14 He suffered no man to do them wrong: but reproved even kings for their fakes.
15 Touch not mine anointed: and do my prophets no harm.
16 Moreover, he called for a dearth- upon the land: and destroyed all the provision of bread.
17 But he had sent a man before them: even Joseph, who was sold to be a bond-fervant;
18 Whose feet they hurt in the stocks: the iron entered into his
19 Until the time came that his cause was known: the word of the Lord tried him.
20 The king sent, and delivered him: the prince of the people let himn go free.
21 He made him lord also of his house: and ruler of all his substance;
22 That he might inform his princes after his will: and teach his senators wisdom.
23. Israel also came into Egypt:' and Jacob was a stranger in the land of Ham. naturally raise our thoughts to the confideration of into a pew Covenant with him, and affording us the those fignal Mercies and spiritual Blesings which God blessed hopes of an eternal Inberitance in Heaven, of hath bestowed upon us in Christ Jesus ; by delivering which Canaan was but a faint Emblem. us from the Captivity of Sin and Death, admitting us
24. And he increased his people exceedingly: and made them stronger than their enemies;
25 Whose heart turned so, that they hated his people: and dealt untruly with his servants.
2ó Then sent he Moses his servant: and Aaron whom he had chosen.
27 And these shewed his tokens among them: and wonders in the land of Ham.
28 He sent darkness, and it was dark: and they were not obedient unto his word.
29 He turned their waters into blood: and flew their fish.
30 Their land brought forth frogs: yea, even in their kings chambers.
31 He spake the word, and there came all manner of Aies : and lice in all their quarters.
them hailstones for rain : and flames of fire in their land.
33 He smote their vines alfo and fig-trees: and destroyed the trees that were in their coasts.
34 He spake the word, and the grafhoppers came, and caterpillers innumerable: and did eat up all the grass in their land, and devoured the fruit of their ground.
35 He smote all their first-born in their land : even the chief of all their strength.
36 He brought them forth also with silver and gold : there was not one feeble person among their tribes.
37 Egypt was glad at their departing : for they were afraid of them.
38 He spread out a cloud to be a covering : and fire to give light in the night-season.
39 At their desire he brought quails : and he filled them with the bread of heaven.
40 He opened the rock of stone, and the waters flowed out: fo that rivers ran in the dry places.
4! For why ? he remembered his holy promise : and Abraham his servant.
42 And he brought forth his people with joy: and his chosen with gladness;
gave them the lands of the heathen: and they took the labours of the people in possession ; 44 That they migh keep his statutes and observe his laws.
E V E N I N G PRA Y E R.
§ Psalm 106. Confitemini Domino. GIVE thanks unto the Lord, for he is gracious: and his
mercy endureth for ever. 2 Who can express the noble acts of the Lord: or fhew forth all his praise?
3 Bleffed are they that alway keep judgment: and do righteousness.
4 Remember me, O Lord, according to the favour that thou bearest unto thy people: O visit me with thy falvation. * That I
fee the felicity of thy chosen: and rejoice in the gladness of thy people, and give thanks with thine inheritance.
6 We have sinned with our fathers: we have done amiss, and dealt wickedly.
7 Our fathers regarded not thy wonders in Egypt, neither kept they thy great goodness in remembrance: but were disobedient at the sea, even at the Red sea.
8 Nevertheless, he helped them for his Names fake: that he might make his power to be known.
This Pfalm is of the same nature with the preced- pleased to prefer them before any other Nation, and to ing and contains the Hitory of the Israelites from their fingle them out for the purposes of revelation, and going out of Egypt to the latter times of the Jewiso preserving the knowledge, worship, and obedience of State : and was probably wrote when they were in the true God. In like manner the whole body of Chriá. Captivity.
tians are called the clect or, cbofen; as they are telecte abat I may see the felicity of thy chofen. The ed from the rest of the World, and taken into the Jews were said to be God's chojén or ele&t People, be. Kingdom of God for the knowledge, worship and Cause God, in his infinite wisdom and goodness, was odedience of God, in hopes of eternal Life, Wherefore
9 He rebuked the Red sea also, and it was dried up: so he led them through the deep, as through a wilderness.
10 And he faved them from the adverfaries hand: and delivered them from the hand of the enemy.
II As for those that troubled them, the waters overwhelined them: there was not one of thein left.
12 Then believed they his words: and sang praise unto him.
13 But within a while they forgat his works: and would not abide his counsel.
14. But lust came upon them in the wilderness: and they tempted God in the desert.
15 And he gave them their desire: and sent leanness withal into their foul.
16 They angred Moses also in the tents: and Aaron the saint of the Lord.
17 So the earth opened, and swallowed up Dathan: and covered the congregation of Abiram.
18 And the fire was kindled in their company: the flame burnt up the ungodly.
19 They made a calf in Horeb: and worshipped the molten image.
20 Thus they turned their glory: into the fimilitude of a calf that eateth hay.
21 And they forgat God their Saviour: who had done so great things in Egypt;
22 Wondrous works in the land of Ham: and fearful things by the Red sea.
23 So he said, he would have destroyed them, had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the gap: to turn away his wrathful indignation, left he should destroy them.
24 Yea, they thought fcorn of that pleasant land: and gave no credence unto his word.
(St. Peter says) the rarber, Brethren, give diligence to make your Calling and Election fure.