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Come, ye children, hearken unto SELECTION 7
me: I will teach you the fear of
the Lord. DELIVERANCE FROM FEAR
What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that
he may see good? I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in Keep thy tongue from evil, and my mouth.
thy lips from speaking guile.
Depart from evil, and do good; My soul shall make her boast
seek peace and pursue it. in the Lord: the meek shall hear thereof, and be glad.
The eyes of the Lord are toward
the righteous, and his ears are O magnify the Lord with me, and
open unto their cry. let us exalt his name together.
The face of the Lord is against I sought the Lord, and he an
them that do evil, to cut off the swered me, and delivered me
remembrance of them from from all my fears.
the earth. They looked unto him, and were The righteous cried, and the Lord lightened; and their faces were not heard, and delivered them out of ashamed.
all their troubles. This poor man cried, and the The Lord is nigh unto them Lord heard him, and saved him that are of a broken heart, and out of all his troubles.
saveth such as be of a contrite The angel of the Lord encampeth
spirit. round about them that fear him, Many are the afflictions of the and delivereth them.
righteous; but the Lord delivereth O taste and see that the Lord
him out of them all. is good: blessed is the man that He keepeth all his bones: not trusteth in him.
one of them is broken. O fear the Lord, ye his saints; for Evil shall slay the wicked; and there is no want to them that fear they that hate the righteous shall him.
be condemned. The young lions do lack, and The Lord redeemeth the soul suffer hunger; but they that of his servants; and none of seek the Lord shall not want them that trust in him shall be any good thing.
Yet the Lord will command his SELECTION 8
lovingkindness in the day-time,
And in the night his song shall THIRSTING FOR GOD
be with me, even a prayer unto
the God of my life. As the hart panteth after the water
I will say unto God my rock, Why brooks, so panteth my soul after
hast thou forgotten me? Why thee, O God. My soul thirsteth for God, for
go I mourning because of the op
pression of the enemy? the living God:
As with a sword in my bones, When shall I come and appear be
mine adversaries reproach me; fore God?
while they continually say unto My tears have been my meat
me, Where is thy God? day and night, while they con
Why art thou cast down, O my tinually say unto me, Where is
soul? And why art thou disthy God?
quieted within me? These things I remember, and pour
Hope thou in God: for I shall out my soul within me;
yet praise him, Who is the How I went with the throng,
health of my countenance, and and led them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and
Ps. 63. praise, a multitude keeping O God, thou art my God; early holyday.
will I seek thee: Why art thou cast down, O my My soul thirsteth for thee, my soul? And why art thou dis flesh longeth for thee, in a dry quieted within me?
and weary land, where no water Hope thou in God: for I shall is. yet praise him for the help of So have I looked upon thee in the his countenance.
sanctuary, to see thy power and O my God, my soul is cast down thy glory. within me:
Because thy lovingkindness is Therefore do I remember thee better than life, my lips shall from the land of Jordan, and praise thee. the Hermons, from the hill So will I bless thee while I live: I Mizar.
will lift up my hands in thy name. Deep calleth unto deep at the noise My soul shall be satisfied as of thy waterspouts:
with marrow and fatness; and All thy waves and thy billows my mouth shall praise thee with are gone over me.
A thousand shall fall at thy side, SELECTION 9
and ten thousand at thy right hand; SECURITY OF THE TRUSTFUL
But it shall not come nigh thee.
Only with thine eyes shalt thou beThey that trust in the Lord are as
hold and see the reward of the Mount Zion, which cannot be wicked. moved, but abideth for ever.
For thou, O Lord, art my As the mountains are round refuge! about Jerusalem,
Thou hast made the Most High So the Lord is round about his peo- thy habitation; ple from this time forth and for
There shall no evil befall thee, evermore.
neither shall any plague come
nigh thy dwelling. He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High.
For he shall give his angels charge Shall abide under the shadow of
over thee, to keep thee in all thy
ways. the Almighty.
They shall bear thee up in their I will say of the Lord, He is my
hands, refuge and my fortress; my God; in whom I trust.
Lest thou dash thy foot against a For he shall deliver thee from the stone. snare of the fowler, and from the Thou shalt tread upon the lion noisome pestilence.
and adder: He shall cover thee with his
The young lion and the dragon feathers,
shalt thou trample under feet. And under his wings shalt thou
Because he hath set his love take refuge:
upon me, therefore will I deliver His truth is a shield and a
I will set him on high, because he Thou shalt not be afraid for the
hath known my name. terror by night;
He shall call upon me, and I Nor for the arrow that flieth by
will answer him: day;
I will be with him in trouble; I will Nor for the pestilence that walketh
deliver him and honor him. in darkness;
Nor for the destruction that With long life will I satisfy him, wasteth at noonday.
and shew him my salvation,
Which is as a bridegroom comSELECTION IO
ing out of his chamber, and re
joiceth as a strong man to run GOD'S WORKS AND WORD
a race. Ps. 8.
His going forth is from the end of O Lord, our Lord, how excellent
the heavens, and his circuit unto is thy name in all the earth,
the ends of it; Who hast set thy glory upon
And there is nothing hid from the heavens!
the heat thereof. When I consider thy heavens, the
The law of the Lord is perfect, work of thy fingers, the moon and
converting the soul: the stars, which thou hast or
The testimony of the Lord is dained;
sure, making wise the simple. What is man, that thou art
The precepts of the Lord are mindful of him? And the son
right, rejoicing the heart: of man, that thou visitest him?
The commandment of the Lord For thou hast made him but little
is pure, enlightening the eyes. lower than the angels, and crown
The fear of the Lord is clean, enest him with glory and honor.
during forever: Thou makest him to have do
The judgments of the Lord minion over the works of thy
are true, and righteous altohands; thou hast put all things
gether. under his feet.
More to be desired are they than The heavens declare the glory of gold, yea, than much fine gold: God;
Sweeter also than honey and And the firmament showeth his
the honeycomb. handiwork.
Moreover by them is thy servant Day unto day uttereth speech, and
warned: in keeping them there is night unto night showeth knowl- great reward. edge.
Who can discern his errors? There is no speech nor lan
Cleanse thou me from hidden guage; where their voice cannot
faults. be heard.
Keep back thy servant also from Their line is gone out through all presumptuous sins; let them not the earth;
have dominion over me: And their words to the end of Let the words of my mouth and the world.
the meditation of my heart be In them hath he set a tabernacle acceptable in thy sight, O Lord,
my strength, and my redeemer.
for the sun,
the valleys; which run among SELECTION II
They give drink to every beast of GOD IN NATURE
the field; the wild asses quench
their thirst. Bless the Lord, O my soul. O
By them shall the fowls of the Lord my God, thou art very great:
heaven have their habitation, Thou art clothed with nonor and
they sing among the branches. majesty:
He watereth the hills from his Who coverest thyself with light as chambers: the earth is satisfied with a garment:
with the fruit of thy works. Who stretchest out the heavens He causeth the grass to grow like a curtain:
for the cattle, and herb for the Who layeth the beams of his service of man; chambers in the waters: who mak. That he may bring forth food out eth the clouds his chariot:
of the earth, and bread that Who walketh upon the wings strengtheneth man's heart. of the wind: who maketh his
He appointed the moon for seaangels spirits: his ministers a
sons: the sun knoweth his goflaming fire:
ing down. Who laid the foundations of the Thou makest darkness, and it is earth, that it should not be moved night: wherein all the beasts of the
forest creep forth. Thou coveredst it with the deep
The young lions roar after their as with a garment: the waters
prey, and seek their meat from stood above the mountains.
God. At thy rebuke they fled; at the The sun ariseth, they gather themvoice of thy thunder they hasted selves together, and lay them down away.
in their dens. They went up by the moun Man goeth forth unto his work tains, they went down by the and to his labor until the evenvalleys, unto the place which
ing. thou hadst founded for them.
O Lord, how manifold are thy Thou hast set a bound that they works. may not pass over; that they turn
In wisdom hast thou made not again to cover the earth.
them all: the earth is full of thy He sendeth forth springs into riches.