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23 This is the Lords doing: and it is marvellous in our eyes.

24 This is the day which the Lord hath made: we will rejoice and be glad in it.

25 Help me now, O Lord: O Lord, fend us now prosperity.

26 Blessed be he that corneth in the Name of the Lord: we have wished


that are of the house of the Lord. 27 God is the Lord who hath shewed us light: bind the facri. fice with cords, yea, even unto the horns of the altar.

28 Thou art my God, and I will thank thee: thou art my God, and I will praise thee.

29 O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is gracious: and his mercy endureth for ever.

§ Psalm 119.

Beati immaculati.
Lessed are those that are undefiled in the way: and walk in

the law of the Lord. 2. Blessed are they that keep his testimonies: and seek him with their whole heart.

3 For they who do no wickedness: walk in his ways.

4 Thou hast charged: that we shall diligently keep thy commandments.

5. O that my ways were made sa direct: that I might keep thy statutes!

6 So shall I not be confounded: while I have respect unto all thy commandments.

:7 I will thank thee with an unfeigned heart: when I shall have learned the judgments of thy righteousness.

8 I will keep thy ceremonies: O forsake me not utterly. that which is put as the Angle of a Building, to join taining eight Verses a piece. Each of the divisions, in both Walls together ;, as well as to sustain the Weight the original, beginning with a different Letter, in the of the Structure: So Jesus Christ is that Corner Stone order of the Hebrew Alphabet : and was prolvably which was rejected by the Jews, but is become the Cor. done with a design to prepere the attention of the ner Stone of the Church, and the Stone that binds and Reader, and help the memory. The chief purport of anites the Jews and Gentiles in the union of the fame. this Psalm is to Thew that a happy Life conlitts in the

This Psalm confits of twenty-two divisions, con



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In quo corriget?
Herewithal shall a young man cleanse his way: even

by ruling himself after thy word. 2 With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not go wrong out of thy commandments.

3 Thy words have I hid within my heart: that I should not sin against thee.

4 Blessed art thou, O Lord: O teach me thy statutes.

5 With my lips have. I been telling : of all the judgments of thy mouth.

6 I have had as great delight in the way of thy testimonies : as in all manner of riches.

7 I will talk of thị. commandments: and have respect unto thy ways.

8 My delight shall be in thy statutes: and I will not forget thy word.

Retribue servo tuo.
DO well unto thy servant : that I may live and keep thy

Open thou mine eyes : that I may see the wondrous things of thy law.

3 I am a stranger upon earth: 0 hide not thy commandments

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4 My soul breaketh out for the very fervent desire : that it hath alway unto thy judgments.

5 Thou hast rebuked the proud: and cursed are they that do err from thy commandments.

6 O turn from me shame and rebuke: for I have kept thy testimonies.

7 Princes also did fit and speak against me: but thy servant is occupied in thy statutes.

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8 § For thy testimonies are my delight: and my counsellors.

Adhesit pavimento.
Y soul cleaveth to the dust: O quicken thou me according

to thy word. 2 I have acknowledged my ways, and thou heardest me: 0 teach me thy statutes.

3 Make me to understand the way of thy commandments: and so shall I talk of thy wondrous works.

4 My soul melteth away for very heavinels: comfort thou me according unto thy word.

5 Take from me the way of lying: and cause thou me to make much of thy law.

6 I have chosen the way of truth : and thy judgments have I laid before me.

7 I have stuck unto thy testimonies: O Lord, confound me not. 8 I will run the way of thy commandments: when thou hast

heart at liberty.

Legem pone.
EACH me, O Lord, the way of thy statutes: and I shall

keep it unto the end.
2 Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law:
shall keep it with my whole heart.

3 Make me to go in the path of thy commandments: for therein is my desire.

4 Incline my heart unto thy testimonies: and not to covetousness. :5 O turn away

mine eyes, left they behold vanity: and quicken thou me in thy way.

6 O ftablish thy word in thy servant: that I may fear thee.

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7 Take away the rebuke that I am afraid of: for thy judgments are good.

8. Behold, my delight is in thy commandments: 0 quicken me in thy righteousness.

Et veniat super me.
ET thy loving mercy come also unto me, O Lord: even thy

salvation, according unto thy word. 2 So shall I make answer unto my blasphemers: for ny trust is in thy word.

30 take not the word of thy truth utterly out of my mouth: for my hope is in thy judgments.

4 So Thall I alway keep thy law: yea, for ever and ever. 5 And I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy commandments.

6 I will speak of thy testimonies also, even before kings: and will not be ashamed.

7 And my delight shall be in thy commandments: which I have loved.

8 My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved: and my study shall be in thy statutes.

Memor esto fervi tui.
Think upon thy fervant, as concerning thy word: wherein

thou hast caused me to put my trust. 2 The same is my comfort in my trouble: for thy word hath quickned me.

3 The proud have had me exceedingly in derision : yet have I not shrinked from thy law.

For I remembered thine everlasting judgments, O Lord: and received comfort.

5 I am horribly afraid : for the ungodly that forsake thy law.

6 Thy statutes have been my songs: in the house grimage. un mixed. iar more properly might David term the their opinion : and adminifter the most effe&ual advice Laws of God his Counsellors. Since they will faithfully for his welfare. thew every Man to himself, who fincerely consults


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7 I have thought upon thy Name, O Lord, in the night-sea fon : and have kept thy law. 8 This I had : because I kept thy commandments.

Portio mea, Domine.
HOU art my portion, O Lord: I have promised to keep

thy law. 2 I made my humble petition in thy presence with my whole heart: O be merciful unto me according to thy word.

3 I called mine own ways to remembrance: and turned my feet unto thy testimonies.

4 I made hafte, and prolonged not the time: to keep thy commandments.

5 The congregations of the ungodly have robbed me: but I have not forgotten thy law.

6 At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee : because of thy righteous judgments.

7 I am a companion of all them that fear thee: and keep thy commandments.

8 The earth, O Lord, is full of thy mercy: Q teach me thy statutes.

Bonitatem fecifti.
Lord, thou hast dealt graciously with thy servant : accordo

ing unto thy word. 2 O learn me true understanding and knowledge : for I have believed thy commandments.

* Before I was troubled, I went wrong: but now have I kept thy word.

4 Thou art good and gracious: 0 teach me thy statutes.

5 The proud have imagined a lie against me: but I will keep thy commandments with my whole heart.

Before I was troubled I went wrong: but now, &c. are too apt to grow careless and negligent in their Duo It is too welt known from common experience that ty, and too readily give way to Temptations. Fut whilft Men enjoy health and prosperity, and all when the Rod of Affiction falls upon the:n : it natuto things go well with them in their worldly affairs, they rally leads enem to jest tam.nation, and a refusná.




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