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21 Save me from the lions mouth: thou hast heard me also from among the horns of the unicorns.

22 I will declare thy Name unto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.

23 O praise the Lord, ye that fear him: magnify him, all ye of the seed of Jacob, and fear him, all ye seed of Israel.

24 For he hath not despised, nor abhorred the low estate of the poor: he hath not hid his face from him, but when he called unto him, he heard him.

25 My praise is of thee in the great congregation: my vows will I perform in the fight of them that fear him.

26 *The poor shall eat, and be satisfied: they that seek after the Lord, shall praise him; your heart shall live for ever.

27 All the ends of the world shall remember themselves, and be turned unto the Lord: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before him.

28 For the kingdom is the Lords: and he is the Governor among the people.

29 All such as be fat upon earth: have eaten, and worshipped.

30 All they that go down into the dust, shall kneel before him: and no man hath quickened his own soul.

31 My seed shall serve him: they shall be counted unto the Lord for a generation.

32 They shall come, and the heavens shall declare his righ. teousness: 'unto a people that shall be born, whom the Lord hath made.

$ Psalm 23. Dominus regit me. He Lord is my shepherd: therefore can I lack nothing,

2 He shall feed me in a green pasture: and lead me forth beside the waters of comfort.


The Poor sball eat and be satisfied, &c. i. e. Such And they who are thus excit:d to lerove God in finceri. 23 are truly humble and poor in Spirit shall have the ty, fhall have endless cause to praise him; because he Spiritual Bieslings of the Gospel bestowed upon them; will bestow upon them eternal life through liesus Chrift: and their Soul Thall be filled with all joy in believing. $ This is a most beautiful paftoral Hyms : in which



4 He shall convert my soul: and bring nie forth in the paths of righteousness for his Names fake.

* Yca, though I walk through the valley of the Mhadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me, thy rod and thy staff comfort me.

5 Thou shalt pr pare a table before me against them that trouble me: thou hast anointed my head with oil, and my cup shall be full.

6 But thy loving kindness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.


$ Psalm 24. Domini eft terra. HE earth is the Lords, and all that therein is: the compass

of the world, and they that dwell therein. 2. For he hath founded it upon the feas:' and prepared it upon the floods. ---31* Who-thall afcend into the hill of the Lord: or who shall rise up in his holy place?

4 Even he that hath clean hands, and a pure heart: and that hath not lift up his mind-unto vanity, nor sworn to deceive his neighbour. 2015 He shall receive the blessing from the Lord: and righteousness from the God of his falvation.

16 This is the generation of them that seek him: even of them that seek thy face, O.Jacob. under the allegorical representation of a Shepherd are able to bear.. taking care of his Flock, David gratefully acknows This Palm is thought to have been composed for ledges the kind and watchful protection of the divine the occasion of removing the Ark of God from the Providence.

House of Obed-Edon to Mount Sion: and was designed * Yea, though I walk through the valley, &c. As to remind the Ifraelties of God's unspeakable kindness Sheep in the Eastern Countries were frequently in towards them in choofing them for his peculiar People mot danger of Wolves when feeding in the Vallies; above all the Nations of the World, and how Arong yet even then were safe whilft they were under the ani obligation this laid upon them to Piety and Holic eye and protection of their Shepherd : fo the Righteousness. amidit their most dangerous Trials may still be com- * Wo fall afcend into the Hill of the Lord, &c. forted, and look up to God with hamble confidence Form these and the following words we may observe, that he will not fuffer them to be tried above that they that tho' it may please God is leled some particulas People or Nation; and bestow upon them fome cx- 'caufe he so carnestly implores the pardon of his ŝins, traordinary privileges above others; in Grder to pro- and especially, at the irth Verse, of some particular mote his own wise purpofes: yet that the Righteous are one which he says is great, and which has been thought bis peculiar Favourites.

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P SALM S. Day' vi 27 7 Lift up your heads, O ye gates, and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors: and the King of glory thall come in. :)

8 Who is the King of glory:: it is the Lord strong and mighty, even the Lord mighty in battel. 9 Lift up your heads, O'ye gatés, and be ye


up, ye everlasting doors: and the King of glory fhall come in. · 10: Who is the King of glory: even the Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory.

Pfalm 252 - Ad te, - Domine, levavi.
NTO thee, O Lord, will I lift up my soul, my God, I have

put my trust in thee: O let me not be confounded, neither let mine enemies triumph over me. . 2 For all they that hope in thee shall not be ashamed: but such as transgress without a cause shall be put to confusion.

3. Shew me thy ways, O Lord : and teach me thy paths.

4 Lead me forth in thy truth, and learn me: for thou art the God of my salvation; in thee hath been 'my hope all the day long

5: Call to remembrance, O Lord, thiy: tender mercies: - and thy loving kindnesses which have been ever of old.

6 Oh remember not the sins and offenees of my youth: but according to thy mercy think thou upon me; O Lord, for thy goodness. 17 Gracious and righteous is the Lord : therefore will be teach


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8 Them that are meek shall he guide in judgment: and fuch as are gentle, them shall he learn his way.

9 All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth: "unto such as keep his covenant, and his testimonies.

10 Forthy Namės-kike, O Lord: be merciful unto my sin,

for it is great.

to relate to the affair of Uriah. Defor bing also the David feems to have composed this Pfalm' when happinefs of the Righteous, and praying to be deliver. under grievous distress from Absolom's Rebellion; be- , ed from his Amictions.

11 What man is he that feareth the Lord: him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose.

12 His soul shall dwell at ease: and his feed shall inherit the land,

13 + The secret of the Lord is among them that fear him: and he will shew them his covenant.

14 Mine eyes are ever looking unto the Lord: for he shall pluck my feet out of the net.

15 Turn thee unto me, and have mercy upon 'me: for I am defolate, and in misery.

16 The sorrows of my heart ,are enlarged: O bring thou me out of my troubles.

17 Look upon my adversity and misery: and forgive me all my fin.

18 Consider mine enemies how many they are: and they bear a tyrannous hate against me.

19 O keep my soul, and deliver me: let me not be confounded, for I have put my trust in thee.

20 Let perfectness and righteous dealing wait upon me: for my hope hath been in thee. 21 Deliver Israel, O God: out of all his troubles.

§ Psalm 26. Judica me, Domine. thou my judge, O Lord, for I have walked innocently: my

trust hath been also in the Lord, therefore shall I not fall. 2 Examine me, O Lord, and prove me : try out my reins, and

3 For thy loving kindness is ever before mine eyes: and I will walk in thy truth.

4. I have not dwelt with vain perfons: neither will I have fellowship with the deceitful.

+ The secret of the Lord is with tiem that fear, &c. destructive 'errors; and endued with the knowledge of This pasiage of Scripture seems to be in some degree all things necessary to Salvation. parallel to that expreffion of our Saviours. If any In this Psalm the royal Prophet appeals to God Man will do his W.11

, be fall know of the Doctrine, for proof of his innocence, in opposition to the falle Whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself John accusations of his Enemies-declares that he always vii. 17. and signifies that whosoever is sincerely difpo- avoided the company of the wicked, and that it was ed to serve and please God thall be preserved from all his greatelt pleature to attend the publick wership of

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5 I have hated tlie congregation of the wicked: and will not fit among the ungodly.

6. * I will wash my hands in innocency, O Lord: and so will I go to thine altar;

7. That I may shew the voice of thanksgiving: and tell of all thy wondrous works.

8 Lord, I have loved the habitation of thy house: and the place where thine honour dwelleth.

9 O fhut not up my soul with the finners: nor my life with the blood-thirsty;

10 In whose hands is wickedness: and their right hand is full of gifts.

11 But as for me, I will walk innocently: O deliver me, and be merciful unto me.

12 My foot standeth right: I will praise the Lord in the congregations.


§ Psalm 27. Dominus illuminatio. HE Lord is my light, and my salvation; whom then shall I

fear: the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom then shall I be afraid?

2 When the wicked, even mine enemies, and my foes came upon me to eat up my Aesh: they stumbled and fell. 3 Though an host of men were laid against '

me, yet shall not my heart be afraid : and though there rose up war against me, yet will I put my trust in him.

4. One thing have I desired of the Lord, which I will require:


God in his Tabernacle and therefore humbly hopes of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord. tha: he shall not share in the lot of the wicked. Ś In this Pfalm David tcitifies his entire confidence

I will was my Hands in innocency, &c. As it in God in the greatest dangers; and his zeal and firm was a ceremony of the Law for the Priests to wash adherencc to the true worship of him. He beseeches their hands before they offered sacrifice: fo in allusion God also to grant hin tokens of his favour, and to this Rite, David, resolves to pay a ftriet regard to seems fully persuaded that he will never forsake him. purity of behaviour, in order that his religious services In this Psalm there are many noble strains of Faith, may be acceptable to God. The necefling of this is Piety, and Devotion. evident from the declaration of Solomon that obe Prayer

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