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4 O look thou upon me, and be merciful unto me: as thou usest to do unto those that love thy Name.
5 Order my steps in thy word: and so shall no wickedness have dominion over me.
:6 O deliver me from the wrongful dealings of men: and so fhall I keep thy commandments.
7 Shew the light of thy countenance upon thy servant: and teach me thy statutes.
8 Mine eyes gush out with water: because men keep not thy law.
Justus es, Domine.
2 The testimonies that thou hast commanded : are exceeding righteous and true.
3 My zeal hath even consumed me: because mine enemies have forgetten thy words.
4 Thy word is tried to the uttermost: and thy servant loveth it.
5 I am small, and of no reputation: yet do I not forget thy commandments.
6. Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness: and thy law is the truth.
7 Trouble and heaviness have taken hold upon me: yet is my delight in thy commandments.
8 The righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting: O grant me understanding, and I shall live.
E V E N IN G: PRAY E R.
Clamavi in toto corde meo. Call with my whole heart hear me, O Lord; I will keep
thy statutes. 2 Yea, even unto thee do I call: help' me, and I shall keep thy testimonies. which oppose their Lusts and comply only with those but themselves : and must expect to be dealt with ac
that suit their Inclinations, do not properly serve God cordingly.
3 Early in the morning do I cry unto thee: for in thy word is
4 Mine eyes prevent the night-watches: that I might be occupied in thy words.
5 Hear my voice, O Lord, according unto thy loving kindness: quicken me according as thou art wont.
6 They draw nigh that of malice persecute me: and are far from thy law.
Be thou nigh at hand, O Lord: for all thy commandments
8 As concerning thy testimonies, I have known long since: that thou liast grounded them for ever.
2 Avenge thou my cause, and deliver me: quicken me according to thy word.
3 Health is far from the ungodly: for they regard not thy statutes.
4 Great is thy mercy, O Lord: quicken me as thou art wont.
5 Many there are that trouble me, and persecute me: yet do I not swerve from thy testimonies.
6 It grieveth me when I see the transgressors: because they keep not thy law.
Consider, O Lord, how I love thy commandments: 0 quicken me according to thy loving kindness.
8 Thy word is true from everlasting: all the judgments of thy righteousness endure for evermore.
Principes perfecuti funt.
heart standeth in awe of thy word. 2 I am as glad of thy word: as one that findeth great spoils. 3 As for lies, I hate and abhor them: but thy law do I love.
4 * Seven times a day do I praise thee: because of thy righteous judgments.
5 Great is the peace that they have who love thy law: and they are not offended at it.
- 6 Lord, I have looked for thy faving health: and done after tly commandments.
? My foulmath kept thy testiinonies : and loved them exceedingly.
¿ I have kept thy commandments and testimonies: for all my ways, are Lufore thee.
derstanding according to thy word. 2 Let my supplication come before thee : deliver me according to thy word.
3 My lips shall speak of thy praise: when thou haft taught me thy statutes.
4 Yea, my tongue shall sing of thy word: for all thy commandments are righteous
5 Let thine hand help me: for I have chofen thy commandments.
6 I have longed for thy saving health, O Lord, and in thy law is my delight.
7 O let my soul live, and it shall praise thee and thy judgments Ihall help me.
8 I have gone a firay like a sheep that is loft: O seek thy fervant, for I do not forget thy commandments.
M O R N I N G P R A Y E R.
heard me. • Seven times a Day do I praise thee because of, &c. that our good God is continually beftowing app us, That is very often. See Prov. xxiv. 16, because the we lhveid have reason to say, as the Platif did na number Jerven among the Jerus is a number of per another occasion, the praises. Of God fpall be ever in my fection. And whatever fome Penple may think of mouth. Daviil's devotion in this refpe&t-certainly did we # The Pfaln ist herein complains of the deceitful duiy refied upon the innumerable inexin alle bilings poiícnous calunnies ci font salicicus Persons againk
2 Deliver my soul, O Lord, from lying lips: and from a deceit
3 What reward shall be given or done unto thee, thou false tongue: even mighty and sharp arrows, with hot burning coals.
4 Wo is me, that I am constrained to dwell with Mesech; and to have my habitation among the tents of Kedar !
5 My soul hath long dwelt among them: that are enemies unto peace.
6. I labour for peace, but when I speak unto them thereof; they make them ready to battel. | Psalm 121.
Levavi oculos. Will lift up mine eyes unto the hills: from whence cometh
2 My help cometh even from the Lord: who hath made heaven and earth.
3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: and he that keepeth thee will not sleep.
4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel: shall neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The Lord himself is thy keeper: the Lord is thy defence upon thy right hand;
6 So that the sun shall not burn thee by day: neither the moon by night.
7 The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: yea, it is even he that shall keep thy soul. him; and of the great hardships he endured in being forced to liv: amongit. A circumstance which must obliged to live among fuch People: and implores always be matter of concern to pious good Persons. God's ailistance. This and fourteen Psalms following || King David going out to War, firit approaches have the same title, viz. the song of Degrees, or Ajo the Ark of God which was fixed in Mount Sion, and cenfiens : b.cause they are suppoíed to have been sung here implores the divine help, on which alıne he pro. by the Jews either upon their return from captivity, or feffeth that he fixeth his dependence. The High their going up to Je ujalem at their solemn Festivals
. Priest, in return, aflures him from the Tabernacle, 1 ito is me thai I am constrained to dwell with Me. that God will be his continual protector by Day and Jech, and 10 bave my habitation among the Tents of Kedar. by Night, Kıdar was the Son of Ifmael whole descendants were * So that the Sun foall not burn thee by Day: neither a wild uncivisized Jace of People, dwelling in Tents, tbe Moon, &c. It might full as properly have been like the Arabs at this Day. This might be therefore transla ed, “ The Sun shall not injure thee by D.y: a metaphorical expreston with the Plalmift fignifying " neither the Moon by Night.”. For the Antients lupa. the sudeness and wickeuncls of the People he was posed that the Moon had a noxious influence upon the
8 The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in: from this time forth for evermore.
§ Psalm 122.
of the Lord.
4. For thither the tribes go up, even the tribes of the Lord: to testify unto Israel, to give thanks unto the Name of the Lord.
5 For there is the seat of judgment : even the seat of the house of David.
6 * O pray for the peace of Jerufalem : they shall prosper that love thee.
7 Peace be within thy walls: and plenteousness within thy palaces.
8 For my brethern and companions fakes: I will with thee prosperity.
9 Yea, because of the house of the Lord our God: I will seek to do thee good.
Ad te levavi oculos.
heavens. 2 Behold, even as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress : even so our eyes wait upon the Lord our God, until he have
mercy upon us. human Body, through the cold, or tno great degree of The People are here represented as congratulating each moisture which it is said to produce. When we con other upon their going up to the House of the Lord'; fider indeed the numerous dangers we are exposed to and on that occafion celebrating the praises of the through the weakness and infirmity of human nature: City of Jerusalem, and withing its prospericy. we saould have reason to be under continual disquies * O pray for the peace of fen usalem : obey fell prof. tude, had' we not a firm assurance that we are under per, &c. Hence let every Mon learn not only tr pray the protection of a gracious Providence.
for, but also endeavour to promote the tranquility and * This Psalm is thought to have been composed welfare of the Nation or Society to which he belongs by David to be publiskly sung when the Ifraelites || The Jews being oppressed and persecuted by their: afcmbled at Jerufaiem upon their solemn Festivals. Enemies here implore the divine afistance..
H Psalm 123.