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3 Early in the morning do I cry unto thee: for in thy word is

my trust.

4 Mine eyes prevent the night-watches: that I might be occupied in thy words. 5

Hear my voice, O Lord, according unto thy loving kindnefs: quicken me according as thou art wont.

6 'They draw nigh that of malice persecute me: and are far from thy law.

7 Be thou nigh at hand, O Lord: for all thy commandments

are true.

8 As concerning thy testimonies, I have known long since: that thou liast grounded them for ever.

Vide humilitatem.
Consider mine adversity, and deliver me: for I do not forget

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thy law.

2 Avenge thou my cause, and deliver me: quicken me according to thy word.

3 Health is far from the ungodly: for they regard not thy Itatutes.

4 Great is thy mercy, O Lord: quicken me as thou art wont.

5 Many there are that trouble me, and persecute me: yet do I not swerve from thy testimonies.

6 It grieveth me when I see the transgressors: because they keep not thy law.

5 Consider, O Lord, how I love thy commandments: 0 quicken me according to thy loving kindness.

8 Thy word is true from everlasting: all the judgments of thy righteousness endure for evermore.

Principes perfecuti funt.
Rinces have persecuted me without a cause: but

standeth in awe of thy word. 2 I am as glad of thy word: as one that findeth great spoils. 3 As for lies, I hate and abhor them: but thy law do I lovė.

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4 Seven times a day do I praise thee: because of thy righteous judgments.

5 Great is the peace that they have who love thy law: and they are not offended at it.

- 6 Lord, I have looked for thy faving health: and done after tly conuandments. 7 My soul hatli kept thy testiinonies : and loved them exceedingly.

& I have kept thy commandınents and testimonies: for all my ways are before thee.

Appropinquet deprecatio. ET my complaint cone before thee, O Lord: give me unA derstanding according to thy word.

2 Let my supplication come before thee : deliver me according to thy word.

3 My lips Thall fpeak of thy praise: when thou hast taught me thy statutes.

4 Yea, my tongue shall sing of thy word: for all thy commandments are righteous.

Ś Let thine hand help me: -for I have chofen thy commandments.

6 I have longed for thy saving health, O Lord, and in thy law is my delight.

7 O let my soul live, and it shall praise thee and thy judgments. Ihall help me.

8 I have gone a stray like a sheep that is last; O seek thy fervant, for I do not forget thy commandments.

| Píalm' 120.

Ad Dominuin.
THEN I was in trouble, I called upon the Lord: and he

heard me. Seven times 4. Day do I praise thee because of, &c. that our good God is continually beftowing upon us, That is very often. See Prov. xxiv. 16, because the we thould have reason to fay, as the Ptali ist did na Dumber feruien ainong the Jerus is a number of per another occasion, the praises. Of God shall be ever in my fection. And whatever fome Penple may think of mouth. David's devotion in this respect-certainly did we #The Psalmist herein complains of the deceitful duly refiect upon the innumerable inedin,abie blcflings poisonous calunnies u fome salciousPersons against

Wheard me

2 Deliver my soul, O Lord, from lying lips: and from a deceit

ful tongue.

3 What reward shall be given or done unto thee, thou false tongue: even mighty and sharp arrows, with hot burning coals.

4 Wo is me, that I am constrained to dwell with Mesech; and to have my habitation among the tents of Kedar !

5 My soul hath long dwelt among them: that are enemies unto peace.

6 I labour for peace, but when I speak unto them thereof: they make them ready to battel.

|| Psalm 121.

Levavi oculos.
Will lift up' mine eyes unto the hills: from whence cometh

my help

2 My help cometh even from the Lord: who hath made heaven and earth.

3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved : and he that keepeth thee will not sleep.

4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel: shall neither slumber nor flecp.

5 The Lord himself is thy keeper: the Lord is thy defence upon thy right hand;

6 So that the sun shall not burn thee by day: neither the moon by night.

7 The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: yea, it is even he that shall keep thy soul. him ; and of the great hardships he endured in being forced to liv: amongst. A circumstance which must

obliged to live among such People: and implores always be matter of concern to pious good Persons. - God's aslistance. This and fourteen Psalms following | King David going out to War, firit approaches

have the same title, viz. the song of Degrees, or A the Ark of God which was fixed in Mount Sion, and cenfiens : b. cause they are supposed to have been fung here implores the divine help, on which alune he pro. by the Jews either upon their return from captivity, or feffeth that he fixeth his dependence. The Higå their going up to Je ufalem at their folemn Festivals. Priest, in return, aflures him from the Tabernacle,

1 Wo is me that I am constrained to drwell with Me. that God will be his continual protector by Day and Jech, and 10 bave my babitation among the Terits of Kedar. by Night, Kedar was the Son of Ismael whole descendants were * So that she Sun foall not burn thee by Day: ne'rber a wild uncivilized jace of People, dwelling in Tents, sbe Moon, &c. It might full as properly have beca like the Arubs at this Day. This might be therefore transla ed, “ The Sun hall not injure thee by Duy: a metaphorical exprelt on with the Palmift fignifying “neither the Mcoa by Night.” For the Antients tups the rudeness and wickeuntis of the People he was posed that the Moon had a noxious influence upon the

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The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in: from this time forth for evermore.

§ Psalm 122.

Lætatus sum.
WAS glad when they said unto me: We will go into the house

of the Lord.
2 Our feet shall stand in thy gates: O Jerusalem.
3 Jerusalem is built as a city: that is at unity in itself.

4. For thither the tribes go up, even the tribes of the Lord; to testify unto Israel, to give thanks unto the Name of the Lord.

5 For there is the seat of judgment: even the seat of the house of David.

6 * O pray for the peace of Jerufalem : they shall prosper that love thee.

7 Peace be within thy walls: and plenteousness within thy palaces.

8 For my brethern and companions fakes: I will with thee prosperity.

9 Yea, because of the house of the Lord our God: I will seek to do thee good.

Ad te levavi oculos.
NTO thee lift I up mine eyes: O thou that dwellest in the

heavens. 2 Behold, even as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress : even so our eyes wait upon the Lord our God, until he have mercy upon us. human Body, thiough the cold, or too great degree of The People are here represented as congratulating each moisture which it is said to produce. When we con other upon their going up to the House of the Lori!; fader indeed the numerous dangers we are exposed to and on that occafion celebrating the praises of the through the weakness and infirmity of human nature: City of Jerusalem, and wishing its prosperity. we saould have reason to be under continual'disquies O pray for the peace of Joululem: obry Ball proltude, had' we not a firm assurance that we are under per, &c. Hence let every Mon learn not only on pray the protection of a gracious Providence.

for, but all endeavour to promote the tranquility and This Psalm is thought to have been composed welfare of the Nation or Society to which he belongs by David to be publickly sung when the Israelites | The Jews being oppressed and persecuted by their asembled at Jerufaiem apon their folemn Festivals. Enemies here implore the divine afisaace..

# Psalm 123.

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3 Have mercy upon us,
mercy upon us, ,0 Lord,

O Lord, have mercy upon us: for we are utterly despised.

4. Our soul is filled with the scornful reproof of the wealthy: and with the despitefulness of the proud.

$ Pfalm 124. Nisi quia Dominus. F the Lord himself had not been on our side, now may Israel

say: if the Lord himfejf had not been on our fide, when men rose up against us;

2 They had swallowed us up quick: when they were so wrathfully displeased at us.

3 + Yea, the waters had drowned us: and the stream had gone over our soul.

4 The deep waters of the proud: had gone even over our foul.

5 But praised be the Lord : who hath not given us over for a prey unto their teeth.

6 Our soul is escaped even as a bird out of the snare of the fowler: the snare is broken, and we are delivered.

2 Our help. standeth in the Name of the Lord: who hath made heaven and earth.

* Psalm 125. Qui confidunt. HEY that put their trust in the Lord, shall be even as the

mount Sion : which may not be removed, but ftandeth fast for ever.

2 The hills stand about Jerusalem: even fo ftandeth the Lord round about his people, fro.n this time forth for evermore.

3 + For the rod of the ungodly cometh not into the lot of the righteous: leit the righteous put their hand unto wickedness.

# Our Soul is filled with the cornful reproof of the This seems to be a Pfalm of Thank giving after we aitby, &c. Riches and prfperity are tou apt to obtaining fome fignat Victory: in which David acmake Men forget themselves, and to treat their infe- knowledges, and exhorts the Braelites to acknowledge rjois with haughty, overbearing infolence. So true is that their deliverance was owing to God's help.alone :

and that without his protection they had been table I! ant is the Sc en of every wealthy Fool: to be destroyed lorg before.

And Wit in Rags is turn’d to Ridicule. Great need there ja therefore to remember the Pfalmist's metaphorical expresfion signifying the violent impeadvice If Riches, increuife, fet not your. Hearts upon them, tecfity with which they were attacked by their faen ies.

* This Plalm is consolatosy : for it contains most


the ohfirvation of the Pet, that

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