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10 The days of our age are threescore years and ten; and though men be so strong that they come to fourscore years: yet is their strength then but labour and sorrow; so soon pafseth it away, and we are gone. G1r But who regardeth the power of thy wrath: for even thereafter as a man feareth, fo is thy displeasure.

12 I So teach us to number our days: that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.

13 Turn thee again, O Lord, at the last: and be gracious unto

14 O fatisfy us with thy mercy, and that soon: so shall we rejoice and be glad all the days of our life.

15 Comfort us again, now after the time that thou hast plagued us: and for the years wherein we have suffered adversity.

16 Shew thy servants thy work: and their children thy glory.

17 And the glorious majesty of the Lord our God be upon us: prosper thou the work of our hands upon us, o prosper thou our handy-work.

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shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say unto the Lord, Thou art my hope, and my strong hold: my God, in him will I trust.

3 For he shall deliver thee from the snare of the hunter: and fiom the noisome peftilence.

4 He shall defend thee under his wings, and thou shalt be safe under his feathers: his faithfulness and truth shall be thy Thield and buckler.

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tvo letore oum of God's displeasure against Sin, and his Heart 10 Wisdom, i. e. to the practice of Religion by fervent Prayer endeavours to engage the divine and Holiness. What pity is it then that that which mercy and protection towards the People for the future. is our greateit concern, ihould, by many, be least

I So teach us to number our Days, &c. He that thought of ! fericofly and frequently confiders how short the time is # This Psalm can never be fufficiently admired for which we have to pals in this world, and how long the peculiar elegance and sublimity both of irs danthat Eternity of happiness or misery as which is to guage and sentiment. The subject of it is the security succeed it, wiil be almost neceffarijy induced to apply victory, and reward of the Virtuous.

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5 Thou shalt not be afraid for'any terror by night: 'nor for the atrow that flieth by day;

6. For the pestilence that walketh in darkness: nor for the ficka ness that destroyeth in the noon-day.

ġ A thousand shall fall beside theè, and ten thousand at thy right hand: but it shall not come nigh thee.

7.8 Yea, with thine eye shalt thou behold: and see the reward of the ungodly.

9 For thou, Lord, árt my hope: thou hast set thine house of dcfence very high.

ió There shall no evil happen unto thee: neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

11 * For he shall give his angels charge over thee: to keep thee

in all thy ways.

12 They shall bear thee in their hands: that thou hurt not thy foot against a stone.

13. Thou shalt go upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou tread under thy feet.

14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him up, because he hath known my Name.

15 He shall call upon me, and I will hear him: yea, I am with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and bring hiin to honour. 16 With long life will I satisfy him: and shew him my

salvation.

Bonum est confiteri. HTT is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord: and to fing

praises unto thy Name, O most Highest; * For he shall give his Angels charge over thee, &c. ral deliverance; we thereby tempt God, and moft exThis passage Satan quoted in order to induce our pect to reap the truits of oui Faith." Saviour to cast himself down from a Pinnacle of the This Palm was par.icularly composed to be fung Temple, Mat. iji. And tho? our Lord very properly upon the Sabbath Day. Tie Fía miit ber in joyfully repulsed the Temptation by another quotation: yet celebrates the wonderful works of God; but elferia'ly {ve y good Christian may justly hope for the support the wise conduct of his Providence towards : he Wissed and protection of God and his Angels amiast dangers and the Righteous : representing inat though the and dittrelles that are not of his own procuring. But Wicked may ilourish fo. a time, yet they are ructed if we rafhly and unnecessarily expose ourselves to out at the last; whcreas the Righteous partak c nti. troubles and difficulties in conidence of a fupernatu- nually and abundantly in God's favour and protection.

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2 To tell of thy loving kindness early in the morning: ånd of thy truth in the night-season;

3 'Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the lute: upon a loud instrument, and upon the harp.

4 For thou, Lord, haft made me glad through thy works: and I will rejoice in giving praise for the operations of thy hands. 5

O Lord, how glorious a're thy works: thy thoughts are very decp. 6 An unwise man doth not well consider this: and a fool doth not understand it.

7. When the ungodly are green as the grass, and when all the workers of wickedness do flourishthen thåll they be destroyed for ever; but thou, Lord, art moft Highest for evermore. I

8 For lo, thine enemies, O Lord, lo, thine enemies shall perish: and all the workers of wickedness shall be destroyed.

9 Buť mine horn shall be exalted like the horn of an unicorn: for I am anointed with fresh oil.

10 Mine eye also shall see his lust of mine enemies: and mine ear shall hear his desire of the wicked that arise up against me.

11 The righteous shall Aourish like a palm-tree: and shall spread abroad like a cedar in Libanus.

13 Such as be planted in the house of the Lord: shall flourish in the courts of the house of our God.

14 They also shall bring forth more fruit in their age: and shall be far and well liking.

15 That they may shew how true the Lord my strength is : and that there is no unrighteousness in him.

E V E N I N G PRA Y E R.
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Dominus regnavit.
HE Lord is King, and hath put on glorious apparel: the
Lord hath put on his apparel, and girded himself withstrength.

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[ It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, c. rest to the Miod, that Man being detached from all To celebrate the praises of God ought deler vedly to worldly Bulinels, might collect all his faculties to me be a part of every Days employment; but especially ditate upun and celebrate the works of Gid. of the Lord's Day: which was designe . not so much $ The removal of the A k to Mount Sion is supposed io afford a sluggish ease to che Body, as an enlivening to have been the occasion of this Psalm ; in which the

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2 He hath made the round world so sure: that it cannot be moved.

3 Ever since the world began hath thy seat been prepared: thou art from everlasting,

4. The floods are risen, O Lord, the floods have lift up their voice: the foods lift

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The waves of the sea are mighty, and rage horribly: but yet the Lord, who dwelleth on high, is mightier.

6 Thy testimonies, O Lord, are very sure: holiness becometh thine house for ever.

Deus ultionum.
Lord God, to whom vengeance belongeth: thou God; to

whom vengeance belongeih, shew, thyself. 2 Arise, thou Judge of the world: and reward the proud after their deserving

3 Lord, how long shall the ungodly: how long shall the un, godly triumph?

4. How long shall all wicked doers speak fo disdainfully: and make such proud boasting?

5 They smite down thy people, O Lord: and trouble thine heritage.

6. They murder the widow, and the stranger: and put the faq therless to death.

7 And yet they say, Tush, the Lord shall not see: neither Thall the God of Jacob regard it.

8 Take heed, ye unwise among the people: O ye fools, when will ye understand? Prophet celebrates the Majesty of God, and the Sove- reduced by the cruelty of their Enemies; whose in reign power by which he governs the World, and par- folence, impiety and blasphemies he repretents i : ticularly his People

very striking light. He however adores the wisdom :From the nature of this Psalm it seems to have and goodness of God in the chastisements he had in• been composed in the Babylonish captivity, or under flicted upon his People; and foretels their deliverance, some other grievous oppression. The Pfalmift here and the destruction of their Enemies. describing the distress to which the Israelites were

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9 He that planted the ear, shall he not hear : or he that made the eye, shall he not see ?

10 Or he that nurtureth the heathen: it is he that teacheth man knowledge, shall not he punish?

II The Lord knoweth the thoughts of man: that they are but vain.

12 Blessed is the man whom thou chastneft, O Lord: and teachest him in thy law.

13 That thou mayest give him patience in time of adversity: until the pit be digged up for the ungodly.

14 For the Lord will not fail his people: neither will he forsake his inheritance;

15 Until righteousness turn again unto judgment: all such as are true in heart, shall follow it.

16 Who will rise up with me against the wicked: or who will take my part against the evil doers?

17. If the Lord had not helped me: it had not failed, but my foul had been put to silence.

18 But when I said, My foot hath slipped: thy mercy, O Lord,

held me up

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In the multitude of the sorrows that I had in my heart : thy comforts have refreshed my soul.

20 Wilt thou have any thing to do with the stool of wickedness: which imagineth mischief as a law?

21 They gather them together against the soul of the righteous: and condemn the innocent blood.

.-22- But the Lord is my refuge: and my God is the strength of my confidence.

23 He shall recompence them their wickednefs, and destroy them in their own malice: yea, the Lord our God shall destroy them.

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