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9 All nations whom Thou hast made shall

come and prostrate themselves before Thee,

O Lord; And they shall glorify Thy name. 10 For Thou art great, and doest wondrous

Thou art God alone.

11 Teach me, O LORD, Thy way, that I may

walk in Thy truth; Make one my heart to fear Thy name. 12 I will thank Thee, O Lord my God, with my

whole heart; And I will glorify Thy name for evermore. 13 For great is Thy mercy toward me; And Thou hast delivered my soul from the

lowest nether-world.

14 O God, the proud are risen up against me, And the company of violent men have sought

after my soul, And have not set Thee before them. 15 But Thou, O Lord, art a God full of com.

passion and gracious, Slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy and

truth. 16 O turn unto me, and be gracious unto me;

Give Thy strength unto Thy servant,

And save the son of Thy handmaid. 17 Work in my behalf a sign for good; That they that hate me may see it, and be

put to shame, Because Thou, LORD, hast helped me, and

comforted me.

The Days of Our Years 90

A Prayer of Moses the man of God.
Lord, Thou hast been our dwelling-place in

all generations. 2 Before the mountains were brought forth, Or ever Thou hadst formed the earth and

the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, Thou

art God. 3 Thou turneșt man to contrition;

And sayest: 'Return, ye children of men.' 4 For a thousand years in Thy sight

Are but as yesterday when it is past,

And as a watch in the night. 5 Thou carriest them away as with a food;

they are as a sleep; In the morning they are like grass which

groweth up 6 In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth

up; In the evening it is cut down, and withereth.

7 For we are consumed in Thine anger,

And by Thy wrath are we hurried away. 8 Thou hast set our iniquities before Thee,

Our secret sins in the light of Thy counte


9 For all our days are passed away in Thy

wrath; We bring our years to an end as a tale that

is told. 10 The days of our years are three-score years

and ten,

Or even by reason of strength four-score years;
Yet is their pride but travail and vanity;

For it is speedily gone, and we fly away. ai Who knoweth the power of Thine anger,

And Thy wrath according to the fear that is

due unto Thee? 12 So teach us to number our days,

That we may get us a heart of wisdom.

13 Return, O LORD; how long? And let it repent Thee concerning Thy serve

ants. 14 O satisfy us in the morning with Thy mercy; That we may rejoice and be glad all our

days. 15 Make us glad according to the days wherein

Thou hast afflicted us,
According to the years wherein we have seen

16 Let Thy work appear unto Thy servants,

And Thy glory upon their children. 17 And let the graciousness of the Lord our God

be upon us; Establish Thou also upon us the work of our

hands; Yea, the work of our hands establish Thou it.

God's Protection


O thou that dwellest in the covert of the

Most High, And abidest in the shadow of the Almighty; 2 I will say of the LORD, who is my refuge and

my fortress,
My God, in whom I trust,

3 That He will deliver thee from the snare of

the fowler,
And from the noisome pestilence.
4 He will cover thee with His pinions,

And under His wings shalt thou take refuge;
His truth is a shield and a buckler.

5 Thou shalt not be afraid of the terror by

night, Nor of the arrow that flieth by day; 6 Of the pestilence that walketh in darkness, Nor of the destruction that wasteth at noon


7 A thousand may fall at thy side,

And ten thousand at thy right hand;

It shall not come nigh thee. 8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold,

And see the recompense of the wicked.

9 For thou hast made the LORD who is my

refuge, Even the Most High, thy habitation. 10 There shall no evil befall thee,

Neither shall any plague come nigh thy tent.

11 For He will give His angels charge over thee,

To keep thee in all thy ways. 12 They shall bear thee upon their hands,

Lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. 13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and asp; The young lion and the serpent shalt thou

trample under feet.

14 'Because he hath set his love upon Me, there

fore will I deliver him;

I will set him on high, because he hath known

My name. 15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer

I will be with him in trouble;

I will rescue him, and bring him to honour. 16 With long life will I satisfy him,

And make him to behold My salvation.'

Sabbath Psalm


A Psalm, a Song. For the sabbath day. 2 It is a good thing to give thanks unto the

And to sing praises unto Thy name, O Most

High; 3 To declare Thy lovingkindness in the morn

ing, And Thy faithfulness in the night seasons, 4 With an instrument of ten strings, and with

the psaltery;
With a solemn sound upon the harp.

5 For Thou, LORD, hast made me glad through

Thy work; I will exult in the works of Thy hands. 6 How great are Thy works, O LORD!

Thy thoughts are very deep. 7 A brutish man knoweth not,

Neither doth a fool understand this. 8 When the wicked spring up as the grass, And when all the workers of iniquity do

flourish; It is that they may be destroyed for ever.

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