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PSALM. God's Glory magnified by his Works. O Lord our Lord how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who liast set thy glory above the heavens.
2 Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength, because of thine enemies; that thou miglitest suit the enemy and
3 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers ; the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained ;
4 What is man that thou art mindful of him ? and the son of mun, that thou visitest hiin?
5 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.
6 Thou madest him to have doininion over the works of thy hands: thou hast put all things under his feet:
7 All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field;
8 The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea,
and whatsoever passeth through the paths of
9 O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!
David describeth a Citizen of Zion. LORD, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill?
2 He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart.
3 He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour.
4 In whose eyes a vile person is contemned ; but he honoureth thein that fear the Lord. He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not.
5 He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved.
God's Glory seen in the Creation.
The heavens declare the glory of God: and the firmament sheweth his handy-work.
2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night anto night sheweth knowledge.
3 There is no speech nor language where their voice is not heard.
4 Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world : in them hath he set a taberpacle for the sun;
5 Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to
run a race,
6 His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it; and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.
7 The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure: making wise the simple:
8 The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandinent of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.
9 The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.
10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and the honey-comb.
11 Moreover, by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.
12 Who can understand his errors ? cleanse thou, me from secret faults.
13 Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.
14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy siglat, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer.
David's Prayer in Distress.
My God, my God, why bast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?
2 O my God, I cry in the day-time, but thou hearest not; and in the night-season, and am not silent.
3 But thou art holy, O thou that iuhabitest the praises of Israel.
4 Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and thou didst deliver them.
5 They cried unto thee, and were delivered; they trusted in thee, and were not confounded.
6 But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people.
7 All they that see me, laugh me to scorn: