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27 For thou shalt fave the people that are in adverfity: and fhalt bring down the high looks of the proud.

28 Thou alfo fhalt light my candle: the Lord my God fhall make my darkness to be light.


29 For in thee I fhall difcomfit an hoft of men: and with the help of my God I fhall leap over the wall.

30 The way of God is an undefiled way: the word of the Lord alfo is tried in the fire; he is the defender of all them that put' their trust in him.

31 For who is God, but the Lord: or who hath any ftrength, except our God?

32 It is God that girdeth me with ftrength of war: and maketh my way perfect.

L 33 He maketh my feet like harts feet: and fetteth me up on high.

34 He teacheth mine hands to fight: and mine arms shall break even a bow of fteel.

35 Thou haft given me the defence of thy falvation: thy right hand alfo fhall hold me up, and thy loving correction shall make me great.


36 Thou fhalt make room enough under me for to go: that my footsteps shall not flide.

37 I will follow upon mine enemies, and overtake them: neither will I turn again till I have deftroyed them.

38 I will fmite them, that they shall not be able to stand; but fall under my feet.

39 Thou haft girded me with strength unto the battel: `thou fhalt throw down mine enemies under me.

40 Thou haft made mine enemies alfo to turn their backs upon me: and I shall destroy them that hate me.

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41 They fhall cry, but there fhall be none to help them: yea, even unto the Lord fhall they cry, but he shall not hear them.

42 I will beat them as fmall as the duft before the wind: I will caft them out as the clay in the streets.

43. Thou fhalt deliver me from the ftrivings of the people: and thou fhalt make me the head of the heathen. ! Lo

44 A people whom I have not known: fhall ferve me..Te 45 As foon as they hear of me, they fhall obey me: but the ftrange children fhall diffemble with me.

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46 The ftrange children fhall fail: and be afraid out of their prisons.

47 The Lord liveth, and bleffed be my ftrong helper: and praised be the God of my falvation.

48 Even the God that feeth. that I be avenged: and fubdueth the people unto me.

49. It is he that delivereth me from my cruel enemies, and fetteth me up above mine adversaries: thou fhalt rid me from the wicked man.

50. For this caufe will I give thanks unto thee, O Lord, among the Gentiles: and fing praises unto thy Name.

51 Great profperity giveth he unto his King: and fheweth loying kindness unto David his anointed, and unto his feed for evermore. MORNING


|| Pfalm 19. Cæli enarrant.


HE heavens declare the glory of God: and the firmament sheweth his handy-work.

2 One day telleth another: and one night certifieth another. 3. There is neither speech, nor language: but their voices are heard among them.

The Pfalmift here celebrates the glory of God dif played in his Works of Nature and Grace--intreats him to pardon his Sins, to keep him from offending

him, and to fanctify his Thoughts, his Words, and hisɛ whole behaviour.

4 Their found is gone out into all lands: and their words into the ends of the world.

5 In them hath he fet a tabernacle for the fun: which cometh forth asa bride-groom out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a giant to run his courfe.

6 It goeth forth from the uttermoft part of the heaven, and runneth about unto the end of it again: and there is nothing hid from

the heat thereof..

7 The law of the Lord is an undefiled law, converting the foul: the teftimony of the Lord is fure, and giveth wisdom unto the fimple.

8 The ftatutes of the Lord are right, and rejoice the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, and giveth light unto the eyes. 9 The fear of the Lord is clean, and endureth for ever: the judgments of the Lord are true, and righteous altogether.

To More to be defired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: fweeter alfo than hony, and the hony-comb.

11 Moreover by them is thy fervant taught: and in keeping of them there is great reward.

12 Who can tell how oft he offendeth: O cleanse thou me from my fecret faults.

13 *Keep thy fervant alfo from prefumptuous fins, left they get the dominion over me: fo fhall I be undefiled, and innocent from the great offence.

14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart: be always acceptable in thy fight,

15 O Lord: my ftrength and my redeemer. Pfalm 20. Exaudi at te Dominus.

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HE Lord hear thee in the day of trouble: the Name of the God of Jacob defend thee.


Keep thy Servant aijo from presumptuous Sins. That is, fuch Sins, as Men commit knowingly and wil lingly, notwithstanding the reproofs of Confcience, and the admonition of their Friends Great need is there of a guard in this refpect. For however the beft

of Men may fometimes be overtaken through inadver tency, furprize, or the violence of Temptation: yet, thofe who have begun to act against Conviction, will foon be in great danger of becoming flaves to Sin through custom

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The Send thee help from the fanctuary: and ftrengthen thee out of Sion.

3 Remember all thy offerings: and accept thy burnt-facrifice. 4 Grant thee thy hearts defire: and fulfil all thy mind.:


5 We will rejoice in thy falvation, and triumph in the Name of the Lord our God: the Lord perform all thy petitions."

6 Now know I, that the Lord helpeth his Anointed, and will hear him from his holy heaven: even with the wholesome strength of his right hand.


17 Some put their truft in chariots, and fome in horfes: but we will remember the Name of the Lord our God.



8 They are brought down, and fallen: but we are risen, and tand upright.

+79 Save, Lord, and hear us, O King of heaven when we call upon thee.


§ Pfalm 21. Domine, in virtute tua.


HE king fhall rejoice in thy ftrength, O Lord: exceeding glad fhall he be of thy falvation.

2 Thou haft given him his hearts defire: and haft not denied him the request of his lips.


3 For thou fhalt prevent him with the bleffings of goodness: and fhalt fet a crown of pure gold upon his head.

4 He afked life of thee, and thou gaveft him a long life: even for ever and ever.

His honour is great in thy falvation : glory and great worship fhalt thou lay upon him.

6 For thou shalt give him everlafting felicity: and make him glad with the joy of thy countenance.

The People here in this Pfalm implore the divine bleffing upon their King, when going to War, as fome, fuppofe against the Amorites: and exprefs their firm confidence that God will grant their requests; and therefore close their Prayer with Thanksgiving, as if Victory were already obtained.

The Name of the God of Jacob defend thee. The Name of God is here put for God himself; and is a pa

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rallel expreflion to the fentence in the former part of the Verfe, the Lord hear thee, &c. From this Pfalm we are taught in general that we ought to ask God's Bleffing upon all our undertakings, if we hope for fuccefs: and that it is the duty of Subjects to pray for

their Rulers.

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7. And why? because the king putteth his truft in the Lord: and in the mercy of the most Highest he shall not miscarry.

8. All thine enemies fhall feel thy hand: thy right hand fhall find out them that hate thee.

9 Thou shalt make them like a fiery oven in time of thy wrath: the Lord fhall destroy them in his displeasure, and the fire fhall confume them.

10 Their fruit fhalt thou root out of the earth: and their feed from among the children of men.

For they intended mischief against thee: and imagined such a device as they are not able to perform.

12 Therefore fhalt thou put them to flight: and the ftrings of thy bow halt thou make ready against the face of them. 13 Be thou exalted, Lord, in thine own ftrength: fo will we fing and praise thy power.


Pfalm 22. Deus, Deus meus.


Y God, my God, look upon me, why haft thou forfaken me: and art fo far from my health, and from the words of my complaint.

2 O my God, I cry in the day-time, but thou heareft not: and in the night-feafon alfo I take no rest.


3 And thou continueft holy: O thou worship of Ifrael.

4 Our Fathers hoped in thee: they trufted in thee, and thou didft deliver them.

5 They called upon thee, and were holpen: They put their truft in thee, and were not confounded.

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