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*3 For this God is our God for ever and ever: he fliall be our guide unto death.r 1 i.\ i. ,'.:•:{ :a'.r.ili.?>ii ... Ij.:

§ Psalm 49. Audite hæc, oinnes* ; .';

OHear ye this, all ye people: ponder it with your ears, all - ^e that Id well in the world. '. '7" * \ .

2 High and low, rich and poor: one with another. i. i

3 My mouth* shall speak of.wisdorrV: and my heart mail muse os understanding. j' i;vj_• i • ! -jrj.d ;■.'■ ['.' M

4 I will incline mine ear to the parable: and shew my dark speech upon the harp. .. '\ r .' .' A ■ • t

5 Wherefore mould I sear in the days of wickedness: and when the wickedness of my heels compasseth me round about?..■, J\

6 There be some that put their trust in their goods: and boast; themselves in the multitude of their riches.

7 But no man may deliver his brother: nor make agreement unto. God for him; . J t -. »••'! \ '.•<.;.

8 For it cost more to redeem their fouls: so that he must let that alone for ever: «- » ^ <- ^ ^ - f

9 Yea, though he live long: and fee not the grave.

10 For he feeth that wife men also die, and perish together: as well as the ignorant and foolish, and leave their riches for^ other." ■}: ■1 x And yet they think that their houses mail continue for ever: and that their dwelling-places shall endure from one generation to, another; and call the lands after their own names.

12 Nevertheless, man will not abide in honour: seeing he may be compared unro the beasts that perish; this is the way of them.

13 This is their foolishness: and their posterity praise their faying. , ': 1 ^

% God upholdeth the fame for ever, He This pro- the writer proves that the happiness ot" Man'does not

-jniie is still better suited to the Christiam, than to the consist in the riches and honours of the World—and

Jew/h Church ; concerning which Christ hath said that that those who pursue ihem as their chief good are

■the-Gates t>f Hell shallmtfrtvail against it : and ought fools and unwise; and (therefore that we ought "Ot tb

(to convince us of our happiness in being members of it, set our Hearts upon them, nor fear nor e .vy those

and sill all sincere Believers with stedfalt hope and con- that -possess them; but that we (hould trust in God

.fklencein God. alone, who can render happy, even after death, those

this.Psalm which is doctrinal and instructive, who fear, andnrmly confide in him.

14. They bie in the hell like theép, death gnaweth upon them, and the righteous shall have domination over them in the morning: their beauty shall consume in the fepulchre out of their dwelling.

15 But God hath delivered any foul from the place of hell: for he shall receive me.

16 Be not thou afraid, though one be made rich : or if the glo ry of his house be increased ;

17 For he Thall carry nothing away with him when he dieth : neither shall his pomp follow him.

18 For while he lived, he counted himself an happy man: and so long as thou douft well unto thyself, men will fpeak good of thee. . ... . si 'i'.

19 He shall follow the generation of his fathers : and fhall never see light. :

20 * Man being in honour hath no understanding : but is compared unto the beasts that perilh.,.

MORNING PRA Y E R. ':?:3:17

Psalm 5o. Deus deorum. THE Lórd, even the moit mighty God hath fpoken :: and :1 called the world from the rising up of the fun, náto the going down thereof.

2 Out of Sion hath God appeared : in perfect beauty.

3. Our God shall come, and shall not keep filence: there shall go before him a consuming fire, and a mighty tempeft fhall be ftir red up round about him.

-4 İle shall call the heaven from above : and the earth, that he may judge his people.

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5 Gather my saints together unto me: those1 that have ma^a covenant with me with sacrifice.

And the heavens mail declare his righteousness: for God is judge himself. .

7 Hear, <0 my people, and I will speak: I myself will testify against thee, O Israel; for I am God, even thy God. J

8 I will not reprove thee, because of thy sacrifices, or for thy burnt-offerings: bicause they were not alway before me.

9 I will take no bullock out of thine house: nor he-goat but of thy folds. ;r .: so-i

10 For all the beasts of the sorest are mine: and so are tlie cattle upon a thousand hills.

ill know all the fowls upon the mountains: and the wild beasts of the field are in my sight,

12 -If I be hungry, I will not tell thee: for the whole world ts1' mine, and all that is therein.

13 Thinkest thou that 1 will eat bulls stem: and drink the blood of goats? «r <a . -j >j

14 Offer unto God thanksgiving: and pay thy vows unto the most Highest.

15 And call upon me in the time of trouble: so will I hear thee, and thou shalt praise me.

\b But unto the ungodly said God: Why dost thou preach my laws, and takest my covenant in thy mouth;

.17 Whereas thou hatest to be reformed: and hast cast my words behind thee? '.

18 When thou fawest a thief, thou consentedst unto him: and haft been partaker with the adulterers.

•19 Thou hast let thy mouth speak wickedness: and with thy tongue thou hast set forth deceit.

sacrifices and outward c err monies of Religion, but and the o'her virtues, in order to give greater weight wtoer 'fefth sincere devotion of Mind, and praise -io these Doctrines, God himself is introduced by thfc 1 wHcti flows from a grateful Heart t altho' even the fe Psalmist as delivering them in all the awful pCrnp W" IrtHra of ty wiM Hot be acceptable without justice divine Majesty, as be did the-Law (wa Shntu

20 Thou fattest and spakest against thy brother: yea, and kail slandered thine own mothers son. • '■ ••*

21 These things hast thou done, and I held my tongue, and thou thoughtest wickedly, t that I am even such a one as thyself; but I will reprove thee, and set before thee the things that thou hast done.

22 O consider this, ye that forget God: lest I pluck you away, and there, be noneto deliver you.

23 * Whoso offereth me thanks and praise, he honoureth rae: and to him that ordereth his conversation right, will I shew the salvation of God. %

§ Psalm 51. Mistrtre mett Deus.

HAve mercy upon me, O God, asier thy great goodness: according to the multitude of thy mercies do away mine offences.

2 Wash me throughly from my wickedness: and cleanse me from my sin.

3 For I acknowledge my faults: and my sin is ever before me.

4 Against thee only have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified in thy saying, and clear when thou art judged.

5 X Behold, I was stiapen in wickedness: and in sin hath my mother conceived me.

6 But lo, thou requirest truth in the inward parts: and flial^ make me to understand wisdom secretly.

7 Thou shalt purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: thou shalt wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. '."

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Jf'ho/o cfferetb me Thanks and Praise, &c. "Pub- posed by David upon the reproof which he received

"lie Praises and Thanksgivings (fays Dr. Clarke) are from Nathan the Prophet, after his Adultery with iB«tb

"acceptable to God, as part of our religious Worship Jheba 2 Sam. xii. An Act of public penitence which

•' and Adoration of him; but are then only so, when such crimes loudly call for! . ..oj

"the declarations of our mouths are the real figni- J Behold 1nias Jbapenin Wickedness, (sfc. Grvtiusb^i

"hcatkws of the intentions of our hearts, and ourde- the fense of this passage is, "1 have not only com*

«< signs are not to abuse thole mercies which we thank mitted a grievous crime a* present, but have cfUs

««« him for." . "sinned from my childhood,'' and is an hyperbolical

$ This is the/e^r/i ?f the penitential Psalms, com- kind of speaking, as appears by Cojnp.f ng »t witajvfc

8 Thou shalt make me hear of joy and gladness: that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.

9 Turn thy face from my sins: and put out all my misdeeds.

10 Make me a clean heart, O God: and renew a right spirit within me.

1 I Cast me not away from thy presence: and take not thy holy Spirit from me.

12 O give me the comfort os thy help again: and flablish me with thy free Spirit.

13 Then mall I teach thy ways unto the wicked: and sinners shall be converted unto thee.

14 Deliver me from blood-guiltiness, O God, thou that art the God of my health: and my tongue shall sing of thy righter oufnefs.

15 Thou shalt open my lips, O Lord: and my mouth mall mew thy praise.

- 16' For thou desireft no sacrifice, else would I give it thee: but thou delightest not in burnt-offerings.

17 The sacrifice os God is a troubled spirit: a broken and contrite heart, O God, shalt thou not despise.

18 O be favourable and gracious unto Sion: build thou the walls of Jerusalem.

19 Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifice of righteousness, with the burnt offerings, and oblations: then shall they offer young bullocks upon thine altar.

U Psalm 52. £%uid gloriarisf

WHY boastest thou thyself thou tyrant: that thou canst da mischief;

2 Whereas the goodness of God: endureth yet daily?

*xxi. t%- Psalm xxii. 10. n. and lviii. .and lxxi. y. against us

Isaiah xlviii 8. When the conscience is deeply | This Psalm was occasioned by the slaughter of the

bounded with a sense of any notorif-ui crime, our Priests through the Calumnies of Docg the Edcnitt, as ie

ttker smaller offences will be apt to stand up in array is related i Sam. xxii.

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