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10 Doft thou shew wonders among the dead : or shall the dead rise up again, and praise thee?
si Shall thy loving-kindness be thewed in the grave : or thy faithfulness in destruction ?
12 Shall thy wondrous works be known in the dark : and thy righteousness in the land where all things are forgotten ?
13 Unto thee have I cried, O Lord : and early shall my prayer come before thee.
14 Lord, why abhorrest thou my foul : and hidest thou thy face from me?
15 I am in misery, and like unto him that is at the point to die: even from my youth up thy terrors have I suffered with a troubled mind.
16 Thy wrathful displeasure goeth over me : and the fear of thee hath undone me.
17 They came round about me daily like water : and compassed me together on every side.
18 My lovers and friends hast thou put away from me: and hid mine acquaintance out of my fight.
2 For I have said, Mercy ihall be set up for ever : thy truth shalt thou stablish in the heavens.
3 I have made a covenant with my chofen : I have fworn unto David my servant;
4 Thy feed will I stablish for ever: and set up thy throne from one generation to another.
18 Hid mine acquaintance] Hiding themselves, left they should be seen and called upon to help him.
Pfalm Ixxxix.] This is a commemoration of the mercies performed, and promised to be continued, to David and his pofterity to the end of the world, but now interrupted by their fins, and their breach of covenant with God; together with a hearty prayer for the return of them. The author is not known.
5 O Lord, the very heavens shall praise thy wondrous works : and thy truth in the congregation of the saints.
6 For who is he among the clouds that shall be compared unto the Lord?
7 And what is he among the gods: that shall be like upto the Lord ?
8 God is very greatly to be feared in the council of the saints: and to be liad in reverence of all them that are round about him.
9 O Lord God of hosts, who is like unto thee? thy truth, most mighty Lord, is on every side.
10 Thou rulest the raging of the sea : thou stillest the waves thereof when they arise.
11 Thou hast subdued Egypt, and destroyed it : thou haft scattered thine enemies abroad with thy mighty arm.
12 The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine: thou hast laid the foundation of the round world, and all that therein is.
Thou hast made the north and the south : Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in thy Name.
14 Thou hast a mighty arm: strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand.
15 Righteousness and equity are the habitation of thy seat : mercy and truth shall go before thy face.
16 Blessed is the people, O Lord, that can rejoice in thee: they shall walk in the light of thy countenance.
17 Their delight shall be daily in thy Name: and in thy righteousness shall they make their boast.
18 For thou art the glory of their strength : and in thy loving-kindness thou shalt lift up our horns.
19 For the Lord is our defence : the Holy One of Ifrael is our King.
20 Thou spakest sometime in visions unto thy faints, and faidst: I have laid help upon one that is mighty; I have exalted one chosen out of the people.
21 I have found David my servant : with my holy oil have I anointed him.
22 My hand shall hold him fast: and my arm shall strengthen him.
23 The enemy shall not be able to do him violence: the Ion of wickedness shall not hurt him.
24 I will smite down his foes before his face ; and plague them that hate him.
25 My truth also and my mercy shall be with him: and in my Name shall his horn be exalted.
26 I will let his dominion also in the sea : and his right hand in the floods.
27 He shall call me, Thou art my Father : my God, and my strong falvation.
28 And I will make him my first-born : higher than the kings of the earth.
29 My mercy will I keep for him for evermore ; and my covenant shall stand fast with him.
30 His feed also will I make to endure for ever : and his throne as the days of heaven.
31 But if his children forsake my law: and walk not in my judgments;
32 If they break my statutes, and keep not my commandments: I will visit their offences with the rod, and their fin with scourges.
33. Nevertheless, my loving-kindness will I not atcerly take from him : nor fúffer my truth to fail.
34 My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips : I have sworn once by my holiness, that I will not fail David,
35 His seed shall endure for ever : and his feat is like as the sun before me.
36 He shall stand fast for evermore as the moon : and as the faithful witness in heaven.
37 But thou haft abhorred and forfaken thine Anointed: and art displeased at him.
38 Thou hast broken the covenant of thy servant : and calf his crown to the ground.
39 Thou hast overthrown all his hedges : and broken down his strong holds.
40 All they that go by spoil him : and be is become a reproach to his neighbours.
41 Thou haft set up the right hand of his enemies : ad made all his adversaries to rejoice.
42 Thou hast taken away the edge of his sword: and givest him not victory in the battle.
43 Thou hast put out his glory: and cast his throne down to the ground.
44 The days of his youth halt thou shortened : and covered him with dishonour.
45 Lord, how long wilt thou hide thyself for ever: and Thall thy wrath burn like fire?
46 O remember how short my time is : wherefore hast thou made all men for nought?
47 What man is he that liveth, and shall not fee death : and shall he deliver his soul from the hand of hell?
48 Lord, where are thy old loving-kindnesses : which thou swarest unto David in thy truth?
49 Remember, Lord, the rebuke that thy servants have: and how I do bear in my borom the rebukes of many people;
50 Wherewith thine enemies have blasphemed thee, and flandered the footsteps of thine Anointed: praised be the Lord for evermore. Amen, and Amen.
Psalm xc. Domine, refugium.
LORD, thoun biaft been our refuge: from one gene
ration to another. 2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever the earth and the world were made: thou art God from everlasting, and world without end.
3 Thou turnest man to destruction : again thou sayeit, Come again, ye children of men.
so Praised be the Lord) But whatever their contumelies or our sufferings are, they shall not discourage me from blessing and praising thee, and steadily relying upon thy arm. * Plalm xc.] This is a complaint of the afflictions and shortness of life, together with a prayer for the return of mercy, composed either by Moses, or elfe as in his perfon by some other; with reflections on those times wherein Mofes lived, when the children of Israel in the wilderness were forely afficted, and a great number of them cut off by an untimely death for their provocations.
4 For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yester. day: seeing that is past as a watch in the night.
5. As soon as thou scattereit them, they are even as a fleep: and fade away suddenly like the grass.
6 In the morning it is green, and groweth up: but in the evening it is cut down, dried up, and withered.
7 For we consume away in thy displeasure: and are afraid at thy wrathful indignation.
S Thou hast fet our misdeeds before thee: and our secret fins in the light of thy countenance.
9 For when thou art angry, all our days are gone : we bring our years to an end, as it were a tale that is told.
10 The days of our age are threescore years and ten; and though men be so strong, that they come to fourfcore years: yet is their strength then but labour and forrow; so soon passerh it away, and we are gone.
11 But who regardeth the power of thy wrath: for even thereafter as a man feareth, fo is thy displeafure.
12 ( 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 thy servants.
14 O satisfy us with thy mercy, and that foon: 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.
11 But who regardeth] No man is careful to lay to heart these terrible effects of God's heavy wrath; no man is so far instructed by what he fees daily befal multitudes of other men, as to be sensible of his own danger and the shortness of his life, so as to live well while he is permitted to live.
13 Turn] And if it be thy good pleasure, O Lord, reverse that sentence of excision which is gone out against us; let it fuffice, that thy displeasure hath famed to the devouring so great a number, and vouchtafe at length to be reconciled to us.
14 Satisfy us] Delay not to afford us the full means of thy mercy, which we have thus long impatiently thirsted after.
15 Comfort] Our afflictions and miseries have lafted long; O let us have some proportion of joy to so much of sorrow. The word after, as here used, is an old word signifying according to, as in these expresfions, “deal not with us after our lins, nor reward us after our iniquities.” It
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