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is fulness of joy; at thy right the eye ; hide me under the hand there are pleasures for shadow of thy wings, evermore.

9 From the wicked that op

press me, from my deadly enePSALM XVII.

mies, who compass me about. 1 David, in confidence of his integrity, craveth defence of God against his

10 They are inclosed in their enemies. 10 He sheweth their pride, own fat: with their mouth eth against them in confidence of his they speak proudly. hope.

11 They have now comA Prayer of David.

passed us in our steps: they

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attend unto my cry; give down to the earth ; ear unto my prayer, that goeth 12 Like as a lion that is not out of feigned lips. greedy of his prey, and as it 2 Let my sentence come were a young lion lurking in forth from thy presence; let secret places. thine eyes behold the things 13 Arise, O LORD, disapthat are equal.

point him, cast him down : 3 Thou hast proved mine deliver my soul from the heart; thou hast visited me in wicked, which is thy sword: the night; thou hast tried

14 From men which are me, and shalt find nothing: I thy hand, O LORD, from men am purposed that my mouth of the world, which have their shall not transgress.

portion in this life, and 4 Concerning the works of whose belly thou fillest with men, by the word of thy lips thy hid treasure : they are I have kept me from the paths full of children, and leave the of the destroyer.

rest of their substance to their 5 Hold up my goings in thy babes. paths, that my footsteps slip 15 As for me, I will behold not.

thy face in righteousness: I 6 I have called upon thee, shall be satisfied, when I for thou wilt hear me, O God: awake, with thy likeness. incline thine ear unto me, and hear my speech.

PSALM XVIII.

David praiseth God for his manifold 7 Shew thy marvellous lov and marvellous blessings. ingkindness, O thou that sav To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David,

the servant of the LORD, who spake est by thy right hand them

unto the LORD the words of this song in which put their trust in thee the day that the Lord delivered him

from the hand of all his enemies, and from those that rise up against from the hand of Saul : And he said, them.

WILL love thee, O LORD, 8 Keep me as the apple of my strength.

I

2 The LORD is my rock, and waters and thick clouds of my fortress, and my deliver the skies. er ; my God, my strength, in 12 At the brightness that whom I will trust; my buck- was before him his thick ler, and the horn of my sal- clouds passed, hail stones and vation, and my high tower. coals of fire.

3 I will call upon the LORD, 13 The LORD also thundered who is worthy to be praised : in the heavens, and the Highso shall I be saved from mine est gave his voice; hail stones enemies.

and coals of fire. 4 The sorrows of death com 14 Yea, he sent out his arpassed me, and the floods rows, and scattered them ; of ungodly men made me and he shot out lightnings, afraid.

and discomfited them. 5 The sorrows of hell com 15 Then the channels of passed me about : the shares waters were seen, and the of death prevented me. foundations of the world

6 In my distress I called were discovered at thy reupon the LORD, and cried buke, O LORD, at the blast unto my God: he heard my of the breath of thy nostrils. voice out of his temple, and 16 He sent from above, he my cry came before him, took me, he drew me out of even into his ears.

many waters. 7 Then the earth shook and 17 He delivered me from trembled ; the foundations my strong enemy, and from also of the hills moved and them which hated me : for were shaken, because he was they were too strong for wroth.

8 There went up a smoke 18 They prevented me in out of his nostrils, and fire the day of my calamity: but out of his mouth devoured: the LORD was my stay. coals were kindled by it. 19 He brought me forth also

9 He bowed the heavens into a large place; he delivalso, and came down: and ered me, because he delightdarkness was under his feet. ed in me.

10 And he rode upon a 20 The LORD rewarded me cherub, and did fly: yea, he according to my righteousdid fly upon the wings of the ness; according to the cleanwind.

ness of my hands hath he 11 He made darkness his recompensed me. secret place; his pavilion 21 For I have kept the ways round about him were dark of the LORD, and have not

me.

wickedly departed from my 33 He maketh my feet like God.

hinds' feet, and setteth me 22 For all his judgments upon my high places. were before me, and I did not 34 He teacheth my hands to put away his statutes from war, so that a bow of steel is me.

broken by mine arms. 23 I was also upright before 35 Thou hast also given me him, and I kept myself from the shield of thy salvation : mine iniquity.

and thy right hand hath hold24 Therefore hath the LORD en me up, and thy gentleness recompensed me according to hath made me great. my righteousness, according 36 Thou hast enlarged my to the cleanness of my hands steps under me, that my feet in his eyesight.

did not slip. 25 With the merciful thou 37 I have pursued mine enewilt shew thyself merciful; mies, and overtaken them : with an upright man thou neither did I turn again till wilt shew thyself upright; they were consumed.

26 With the pure thou wilt 38 I have wounded them shew thyself pure; and with that they were not able to the froward thou wilt shew rise : they are fallen under thyself froward.

27 For thou wilt save the 39 For thou hast girded me afflicted people ; but wilt with strength unto the battle: bring down high looks. thou hast subdued under me

28 For thou wilt light my those that rose up against me. candle : the LORD my God 40 Thou hast also given me will enlighten my darkness. the necks of mine enemies ; 29 For by thee I have run that I might destroy them through a troop; and by my that hate me. God have I leaped over a 41 They cried, but there was wall.

none to save them : even unto 30 As for God, his way is per- the LORD, but he answered fect: the word of the LORD them not. is tried: he is a buckler to all 42 Then did I beat them those that trust in him. small as the dust before the

31 For who is God save the wind : I did cast them out as LORD? or who is a rock save the dirt in the streets. our God?

43 Thou hast delivered me 32 It is God that girdeth me from the strivings of the peowith strength, and maketh ple; and thou hast made me my way perfect.

the head of the heathen : a

my feet.

people whom I have not 3 There is no speech nor lanknown shall serve me. guage, where their voice is

44 As soon as they hear of not heard. me, they shall obey me: the 4 Their line is gone out strangers shall submit them through all the earth, and selves unto me.

their words to the end of 45 The strangers shall fade the world. In them hath he away, and be afraid out of set a tabernacle for the sun, their close places.

5 Which is as a bridegroom 46 The LORD liveth ; and coming out of his chamber, blessed be my Rock ; and let and rejoiceth as a strong man the God of my salvation be to run a race. exalted.

6 His going forth is from 47 It is God that avengeth the end of the heaven, and me, and subdueth the people his circuit unto the ends of under me.

it : and there is nothing bid 48 He delivereth me from from the heat thereof. mine enemies : yea, thou lift- o The law of the LORD is est me up above those that perfect, converting the soul : rise up against me : thou hast the testimony of the LORD delivered me from the vio- is sure, making wise the lent man.

simple. 49 Therefore will I give 8 The statutes of the LORD thanks unto thee, O LORD, are right, rejoicing the heart : among the heathen, and sing the commandment of the praises unto thy name. LORD is pure, enlightening 50 Great deliverance giveth the eyes. he to his king; and sheweth 9 The fear of the LORD is mercy to his anointed, to Da- clean, enduring for ever : vid, and to his seed for ever- the judgments of the LORD more.

are true and righteous altoPSALM XIX. gether. 1 The creatures shew God's glory. 7 10 More to be desired are

The word his grace. 12 David pray- they than gold, yea, than eth for grace. To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. much fine gold : sweeter also TH \HE heavens declare the than honey and the honey

glory of God; and the fir-comb. mament sheweth his handy- 11 Moreover by them is thy work.

servant warned : and in 2 Day unto day uttereth keeping of them there is great speech, and night unto night reward. sheweth knowledge.

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THE LORD heran bilee in withholden the request of his

errors ? cleanse thou me from 1 Some trust in chariots, secret faults.

and some in horses : but we 13 Keep back thy servant will remember the name of also from presumptuous sins; the LORD our God. let them not have dominion 8 They are brought down over me: then shall I be and fallen : but we are risen, upright, and I shall be in and stand upright. nocent from the great trans 9 Save, LORD : let the king gression.

hear us when we call. 14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of

PSALM XXI. my heart, be acceptable in 1 A thanksgiving for victory. 7 Oonthy sight, 0 LORD, my To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. strength, and my redeemer. HE king shall joy in thy

strength, O LORD ; and PSALM XX.

in thy salvation how greatly 1 The church blesseth the king in his shall he rejoice! exploits. 7 Her confidence in God's

2 Thou hast given him his To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. heart's desire, and hast not WHE

of trouble ; the name of the God of Jacob 3 For thou preventest him defend thee;

with the blessings of good2 Send thee help from the ness : thou settest a crown sanctuary, and strengthen of pure gold on his head. thee out of Zion ;

4 He asked life of thee, and 3 Remember all thy offer thou gavest it him, even length ings, and accept thy burnt of days for ever and ever. sacrifice; Selah.

5 His glory is great in thy 4. Grant thee according to salvation : honour and majthine own heart, and fulfil esty hast thou laid upon all thy counsel.

him, 5 We will rejoice in thy sal 6 For thou hast made him vation, and in the name of most blessed for ever : thou our God we will set up our hast made him exceeding banners : the LORD fulfil all glad with thy countenance. ,thy petitions.

7 For the king trusteth in 6° Now know I that the the LORD, and through the LORD saveth his anointed ; mercy of the Most High he he will hear him from his shall not be moved. holy heaven with the saving 8 Thine hand shall find out strength of his right hand. all thine enemies : thy right

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