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13. He loveth Righteousness and Judgement: the Earth is full of the Goodness of the Lord.
14. By the Word of the Lord were the Heavens made and all the Hosts of them by the Breath of his Mouth.
15. He gathereth the Waters of the Sea together, as it were upon a Heap, and layeth up the Deep, as in a Treasure-House. 16. Let all the Earth fear the Lord: stand in awe of Him,
Inhabitants of the World. 17. For He spake, and it was done, He commanded and it stood fast,
18. The Lord bringeth the Counsel of the Heathen to nought, and maketh the Devices of the People to be of none effect, and casteth out the Counsels of Princes. 19. The Counsel of the Lord fall endure for ever,
and the Thoughts of his Heart from Generation to Generation.
20. Blessed are the People, whofe God is the Lord Jehovah; and blessed is the Nation, that He hath chofen to him, to be his Inheritance.
21. The Lord looketh down from Heaven, and beholdeth all the Children of Men; from the Place of his Habi. tation He confidereth all them, that dwell on the Earth.
22. He fashioneth all the Hearts of them, and underftandeth all their Works.
23. There is no King, that can be saved by the Multitude of an Host; neither is any mighty Man delivered by much Strength.
24. A Horfe is counted but a vain Thing to save a Man; neither shall he deliver any Man by his great Strength.
25. Behold, the Eye of the Lord is upon them that fear Him; and upon them that put their Trust in his Mercy; to deliver their Soul from Death, and to keep them alive in the Time of Famine.
26. Our Soul hath patiently waited for the Lord; He is our Help and our Shield.
27. For our Heart shall rejoice in Him, because we have trusted in his holy Name.
28. Let thy merciful Kindness, O Lord, be upon Us, as We do put our Trust in Thee.
29. Now UNTO HIM that is able to keep us from falling, and to present us faultless before the Presence of his Glory, with exceeding Joy : To the only wise God our Savior, be Glory and Majesty, Dominion and Power, both now and ever. Amen. (Jude 24.)
H Y M N XIII.
1. WILL BLESS the Lord at all Times; his Praise shall
continually be in my Mouth. (Pf. xxxiv.) 2. My Soul shall make her Boast in the Lord ; the humble shall hear thereof and be glad.
3. O praise the Lord with me, and let us magnifie his Name together. I fought the Lord, and He heard me ; yea, He delivered me out of all my Fears.
4. Lo, the poor crieth, and the Lord heareth him, yea and saveth him out of all his Troubles.
5. The Angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear Him, and delivereth them. • 6. O taste, and see how gracious the Lord is : blessed is the Man that trusteth in Him.
7. O fear the Lord, Ye that are his Saints; for they, that fear Him, lack nothing.
8. The young Lions do lack and suffer Hunger ; but they who seek the Lord, shall want no Manner of Thing that is good.
9. Come, ye Children, and hearken unto me; I will teach
you the Fear of the Lord. What Man is he, that defireth to live, and would fain see many good Days ?
10. Keep thy Tongue from Evil, and thy Lips that they speak no Guile', depart from Evil, seek Peace, and enfue it.
II. The Eyes of the Lord are over the Righteous, and his Ears are open to their Prayers.
12. The Face of the Lord is against them that do Evil, to root out the Remembrance of them from the Earth.
13. The Righteous cry, and the Lord hcareth them, and delivereth them out of all their Troubles.
14. The Lord is nigh unto them, that are of a contrite Heart; and will save Such, as be of an humble Spirit.
15. Many are the Troubles of the Righteous; but the Lord delivereth him out of all.
16. He keepeth all his Bones, so that not one of them is broken.
17. But Misfortune shall slay the Wicked; and they, that hate the Righteous, shall be desolate.
18. The Lord redeemeth the Souls of his Servants; and All they, that put their Trust in Him, shall not be destitute.
19. IF THOU WOULDST seek unto God betimes, and make thy Supplication to the Almighty; if thou wert pure and upright, surely now He would awake for thee, and make the Habitation of thy Righteousness prosperous. (Job
20. Though thy Beginning was small, yet thy latter End should greatly encrease.
21. For enquire, I pray thee, of the former Age, and prepare thyself to the Search of their Fathers :
22. (For We are but of Yesterday, and know nothing, because our Days upon Earth are as a Shadow.)
23. Shall not they teach thee, and tell thee, and utter Words out of their Heart? Can the Ruth grow up without Mire ? can the Flag grow without Water?
24. Whilft it is yet in his Greenness, and not cut down, it withereth before any other Herb.
25. So are the Paths of All that forget God; and the Hypocrite's Hope shall perish : whose Hope shall be cut off, and his Trust shall be a Spider's-Web.
26. He shall lean upon his House, but it shall not stand; he shall hold it fast, but it shall not endure.
27. He is green before the Sun, and his Branch shooteth forth in his Garden; his Roots are wrapped about the Heap, and he seeth the Place of Stones.
28. If He destroy him from his Place, then it shall deny him, saying, I have not seen thee.
29. Behold, this is the Joy of his Way, and out of the Earth Thall others grow.
30. Behold, God will not caft away a perfect Man, nei. ther will He help the evil Doers.
31. 'Till He fill thy Mouth with laughing, and thy Lips with rejoicing: they, that hate thee, shall be cloached with
Shame, and the Dwelling-place of the wicked shall come to Nought.
32. Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be Honor and Glory, for ever and
Amen, (1 Timot. i. 17.)
H Y M N XIV.
WOULD SEEK unto God, and unto God would I
commit my Cause; which doeth great Things and unsearchable; marvelous Things without Number. (Job v. 8.)
2. Who giveth Rain upon the Earth, and sendeth Waters upon the Fields :
3. To set up on high those that be low; that those which mourn may be exalted to Safety.
4. He disappointeth the Devices of the Crafty, so that their Hands cannot perform their Enterprize. 5.
He taketh the Wise in their own Craftiness; and the Counsel of the froward is carried headlong : they meet with Darkness in the Day-time, and grope in the Noonday as in the Night.
6. But He saveth the Poor from the Sword, from their Mouth, and from the Hand of the Mighty; so the poor hath Hope, and Iniquity foon stoppeth her Mouth.
7. Behold, happy is the Man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the Chastning of the Almighty.
8. For He maketh fore, and bindeth up; He woundeth, and his Hands make whole.
9. He shall deliver thee in fix Troubles ; yca, in seven, there shall no Evil befall thee.
10. In Famine, He shall redeem thee from Death; and in War, from the Power of the Sword.
11. Thou shalt be hid from the Scourge of the Tongue; neither shalt thou be afraid of Destruction when it cometh.
12. At Destruction and Famine thou shalt laugh ; neither shalt thou be afraid of the Beasts of the Field.
13. For thou shalt be in league with the Stones of the Field, and the Beasts of the Field shall be at Peace with thee.
14. And thou shalt know that thy Tabernacle shall be in Peace; and thou shalt visit thy Habitation, and shalt
15. Thou shalt know also that thy Seed shall be great, and thine Offspring as the Grass of the Earth : thou shalt come to thy Grave in a full Age, like as a Shock of Corn cometh in, in his Season.
16. Lo this, We have searched it, so it is; hear it, and know thou it for thy good.
17. Canst Thou by searching find out God ? canst thou find out the Almighty unto Perfection? It is high as Heaven, what canst thou do? deeper than Hell, what canst thou know? (Job xi. 7.)
18. The Measure thereof is longer than the Earth, and broader than the Sea. If He cut off, and shut up, or gather together, then who can hinder Him?
19. For He knoweth vain Men; He feeth Wickedness also ; will He not then consider it?
20. For vain Man would be wise, though Man be born, like a wild Afles-Colt.
21. If thou prepare thine Heart, and stretch out thine Hands towards Him; if Iniquity be in thine Hand, put it far away, and let not Wickedness dwell in thy Tabernacles.
22. For then shalt thou lift up thy Face without Spot;, yea, thou shalt be stedfast, and shalt not fear.
23. Because thou shalt forget thy Misery, and remember it as Waters that pass away.
24. And thine Age shall he clearer than the Noon-day ; thou shalt shine forth, thou shalt be as the Morning.
25. And thou shalt be secure, because there is Hope ; yea, thou shalt dig about thee, and thou shalt take thy. Reit in Safety: also thou shalt lie down, and None shall make thee afraid ; yea, inany shall make suit unto thee.
26. But the Eyes of the Wicked fall .fail, and they shall not escape, and their Hope shall be as the giving up of the Ghof,
27. BEHOLD, God is mighty, and despiseth not any ; He is mighty in Strength and Wisdom : He preserveth not the Life of the wicked ; but giveth Right to the poor. (Job xxxvi. 5.)