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TIIE PSALMS IN HISTORY AND

BIOGRAPHY.

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HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY.

BY THE

REV. JOHN KER, D.D.

“Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage.'

PSALM cxix. 54.

EDINBURGH:
ANDREW ELLIOT, 17 PRINCES STREET.

1886.

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What a record that would be, if one could write it down, -all the spiritual esperiences, the disclosures of the heart, the comforts and the conflicts which men in the course of ages have connected with the words of the Psalms! What a history, if we could discover the place this Book has occupied in the inner life of the heroes of the Kingdom of God!'-THOLUCK.

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The interest of this little work is increased by the fact that it was the last effort of my brother's mind. He had given the finishing touches to it with his own hand when he was suddenly called home. Like most men of strong faith, and deep insight into the human heart, he was especially fond of the Psalms, and nothing delighted him more when he was with a few chosen friends than to repeat one of his favourites, and to expatiate on its beauties.

Another thing may give interest to the work— my brother had begun to draw out a course of lectures on the Psalms for his class, to be given during the winter. These were to be treated more from an exegetical and doctrinal standpoint, and to show what a rich mine of wealth there is in them, 'for doctrine, reproof, correction, and instruction in

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