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41 They fhall cry, but there fhallebe none to help them: yea, even unto the Lord shall they cry, but he shall not hear them.
42 I will beat them as small as the dust before the wind: I will cast them out as the clay in the streets.
43. Thou shalt deliver me from the strivings of the people: and thou shalt make me the head of the heathen.! Lo)
44 A people whom I have not known: shall serve me. To
45 As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me: but the ft range children shall dissemble with me.
46 The strange children shall fail: and be afraid out of their
47 The Lord liveth, and blessed 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 shalt rid me from the wicked man.
50. For this cause will I give thanks unto thee, O Lord, among the Gentiles: and sing praises unto thy Name.
51 Great prosperity giveth he unto his King: and sheweth loying kindness unto David his anointed, and unto his feed for evermore.
M Q R N I N G PRA Y E R.
ll. Psalm 19. Coeli 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.
1 The Psalmist here celebrates the glory of God dif. him, and to sanctify his. Thoughts, his Words, and his played in his Works of Nature and Graceintreats whole: behaviour: him to pardon his Sins, to keep him from offending
4 4. Their sound is gone out into all lands: and their words into the ends of the world. 5
In them hath lie fet a tabernacle for the fun: which cometh forth as a bride-groom out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a giant to run his course.
6 It goech forth from the uttermost 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 soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, 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.
Io More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: fweeter alfo than hony, and the hony-comb.
11 Moreover by them is thy servant taught: and in keeping of them there is great reward.
12 Who can tell how oft he offendeth: Q cleanse thou me from my secret faults.
13 * Keep thy servant also from presumptuous sins; left they get the dominion over me: fo shall 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 sight, 15 Ó Lord: my strength and my redeemer. || Psalm 20.
Exaudi at te Doininus.
the God of Jacob defend thee. Kepeby Servant aijo from presumptuous Sins. of Men may sometimes be overtaken through inadvere That is, Tuch Sins as Men coinmit knowingly and wil- tency, furprize, or the violence of Temptation: yet lingly, notwithstanding the reproofs of conscience, those who have begun to act against Conviction, will and the admonition of their Friends Great need is foon be in great danger of becoming slaves to Sin shere of a guard in this respect. For however the best through ciflora..
.: -2 Send thee help from the fan&uary: and Atrengthen thee out of Sion.
§ Remember all thy, offerings: and accept thy burnt-sacrifice. 4 Grant thee thy hearts desire: and fulfil all thy mind.
5. We will rejoice in thy salvation, 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 deår him from his holy heaven: even with the wholesome strength of his right hand. 2-7 Some put their trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the Name of the Lord our God.
8 They are brought down, and fallen: but we are risen, and ftand upright. ***9 Save, Lord, and hear us, O. King of heaven; when we call
§ Pfalm 21. Domine, in virtutel tua, HE king shall rejoice in thy strength, O Lord: exceeding
glad shall he be of thy salvation. 2 Thou hast given him his hearts desire: and hast not denied him the request of his lips.
3 For thou shalt prevent him with the blessings of goodness: and shalt fet a crown of pure gold upon his head.
4 He asked life of thee, and thou gavest him a long life : eyen for ever and ever.
Ś His honour is great in thy salvation : glory and great worship shalt thou lay upon him.
6 For thou shalt give him everlasting felicity: and make him glad with the joy of thy countenance.
# The People here in this Pfalm implore the divine rallel exprellion to the sentence in the former part of blefling upon their King, when going to War, as some, the Verse, the Lord bear tbet, &c. From this Psalm fuppole against the Amorites: and exprefs their firm we are taught in general that we ought to ak God's confidence that God will grant their requests; and Bleding upon all our undertakings, it we hope for therefore close their Prayer with Thanksgiving, as if success : and that it is the duty of Sabje&s to pray for Vi&tory were already obtained.
their Rulers. 1 The Name of tbe God of Yacob defind ther. The In this Psalm the People join with David in prais. Name of God is here put for God himself; and is a pa- ing God for the Victorics hi had vouchlafed him; not doubting
:: 7 And why? because the king putteth his trust in the Lord: and in the mercy of the most Highest he shall not miscarry. : 8. All thine 'enemies shall feel thy hand: thy right hand shall find out them that hate thee. 39. Thou shalt make them like a fiery oven in time of thy wrath: the Lord shall destroy them in his displeasure, and the fire shall consume them.
10 Their fruit shalt thou root out of the earth: and their feed from among the children of men.
11 For they intended mischief against thee: and imagined such a device as they are not able to perform.
12 Therefore shalt thou put them to fight: and the strings of thy bow shalt thou make ready againft the face of them.
13 Be thou exalted, Lord, in thine own strength: fo will we fing and praise thy power.
E V ENING PRAY E R.
| Psalm 22. Deus, Deus meus. Y God, my God, look upon me, why haft thou forsaken
me: and art so far from my health, and from the words of my complaint.
2 O my God, I cry in the day-time, but thou hearest not: and in the night-season also I take no rest.
3 3. And thou continuest holy: 0 thou worship of Israel.
4 Our Fathers hoped in thee: they trusted in thee, and thou didft deliver them.
5 They called upon thee, and were holpen: They put their trust in thee, and were not confounded.
but he will continue his protection and affift- what a powerful motive is this to excite us to engage his ance; and enable him to triumph over all his Enemies. friendship who thus graciously considers the concerns This Píalm also has been thought to refer prophetical- of his people as his own! and both can, and will, ef. ly to Cbrift's, Victory over Death, Sin and Satan. fe&tually support their interests ! For they intended mischief against thee, &c. How
How : The royal Prophet in this Pfalm has fo plainly comfortable is the confideration that God looks up- described the sufferings of the Saviour of the World, on injuries or favours done to his servants as done to that he seems to have been as it were an Ear, and an Himself, and that he will resent them accordingly! and Eye-witness of them. And however this Psalm nazy 20 Deliver my soul from the sword:- my darling from the power of the dog. be applicable in some degree to Davrd himself under Cbrif; of whom David was an eminent Type. his Aflictions: yet it appears to agree fully to none but
6-But as for me, I am a worm, and no man: a very scorn of men, and the out-cast of the people.
7. All they that see me, laugh me to scorn: they shoot out their lips, and shake their heads, saying,
8 He trusted in God that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, if he will have him,
9 But thou art he that took me out of my Mothers womb: thou talt my hope when I hanged yet upon my Mothers breasts.
10 I have been left unto thee ever since I was born: thou art my God, even from my mothers womb.
II O go not from me, for trouble is hard at hand: and there is none to help me.
12 Many oxen are come about me: fat bulls of Bafan close me in on every side.
13 I hey gape upon me with their mouths: as it were à ramping and a roaring lion.
14 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart also in the midst of my body is 'even like melting
15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue cleaveth to my gums: and thou shalt bring me into the dust of death.
16 For many dogs are come about me: and the counsel of the wicked layeth siege against me.
17 They pierced my hands and my feet I may tell all my bones: they stand staring, and looking upon me.
18 They part my garments among them: and cast lots upon
19 But be not thou far from me, O Lord: thou art my
suca cour, hafte thee to help me.