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25 For our soul is brought low, even unto the dust: our belly cleaveth unto the ground. 26 Arise, and help us: and deliver us for thy mercies sake.

| Psalm 45. EriEtavit cor meum.
Y heart is inditing of a good matter: I speak of the things

which I have made unto the King.
2 My tongue is the pen: of a ready writer.
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Thou art fairer than the children of men: full of grace are thy lips, because God hath blessed thee for ever.

4 Gird thee with thy sword upon thy thigh, O thou most mighty: according to thy worship and renown.

5 Good luck have thou with thine honour: ride on because of the word of truth, of meeknefs and righteousness; and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things.

6 Thy arrows are very sharp, and the people shall be fubdued unto thee: even in the midst among the Kings enemies.

7 * Thy feat, O God, endureth for ever: the scepter of thy kingdom is a right scepter.

8 Thou haft loved righteousness and hated iniquity: wherefore God, even thy God; hath anointed thee with the oil of gladnefs above thy fellows.

9 All thy garments smell of myrrh, aloes, and cassia: out of tlie ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad.

10 Kings daughters were among thy honourable women: upon thy right hand did stand the Queen in a vesture of gold, wrought about with divers colours.

11 Hearken, O daughter, and consider, incline thine ear: forget also thine own people, and thy fathers house.

12 So shall the King have pleasure in thy beauty: for he is thy Lord God, and worship thou him.

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13 And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift: like as the rich also among the people shall make their supplication before thee.

14 The Kings daughter is all glorious within: her clothing is of wrought gold.

15 She shall be brought unto the King in raiment of needlework: the virgins that be her fellows, shall bear her company, and shall be brought unto thee.

16 With joy and gladness shall they be brought: and shall enter into the Kings palace.

17 Instead of thy fathers thou shalt have children: whom thote mayest make princes in all lands.

18 I will remember thy Name from one generation to another: therefore shall the people give thanks unto thee, world without end.

|| Psalm 46. Deus nofter refugium. YOD is our hope and strength: a very present help in trouble.

2 Therefore will we not fear though the earth be moved: and though the hills be carried into the midst of the sea.

3 Though the waters thereof rage and swell; and though the mountains Thake at the tempest of the same.

4 The rivers of the food thereof shall make glad the city of God: the holy place of the tabernacle of the most Highest.

5 God is in the midst of her, therefore shall the not be removed: God shall help her, and that right early. Law of Mofes: because that was delivered by a grateful acknowledgment of the Pfalmift is highly wor. mere Man, this by the Son of God; and that if any thy of our confideration and imitation. Since it is breaches of that were followed by a severe punishment, God alone, most certainly, that giveth fuccess either to a contempt of the Gospel would much more fo; be our temporal or fpiritaal undertakings. How much cause it was the most glorious and exalted revelation then does it concern us to secure his Friendship and Pro.

tection, who is able to help and support us when all This is a Psalm of Thanksgiving which was pro Worldly comforts forsake us! And how negligent are bably wrote after those signal victories w..ich David they of their real Intereft who, by their Iniquitics, pat gained over the Moabites, Syrians, &c. mentioned in themselves out of the protection of their almighty de 2 Sam. viii, and 3. Chron. xvii.

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6. The heathen make much ado, and the kingdoms are moved: but God hath thewed his voice, and the earth shall melt away.

7 The Lord of hosts is: with us: the God of Jacob is our refuge.

8 0.come hither, and behold the works of the Lord: what destruction he hath brought upon the earth.

9 He maketh: wars to cease in all the world: he breaketh the bow, and knappeth the spear in sunder, and burneth the chariots in the fire.

10 Be still then, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, and I will be exalted in the earth. 11. The Lord of hosts is with-uis: the God of Jacob is our refuge.

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$ Psalm 47. Omnes gentes, plaudite. CL A-P your hands together, all ye people: O sing unto

God with the voice of melody. 2. For the Lord is high, and to be feared: he is the great King upon all the earth.

3 He shall subdue the people under us: and the nations under our feet.

4. He shall choose out an heritage for uş: even the worship of Jacob, whom he loved.

5: God is gone up with a merry noise: and the Lord with the found of the trump.

6: O sing praises, fing praisés unto our God: 0 sing praises, fing praises unto our King. 7

For God is the King of all the earth: fing'ye praises with-understanding

8 God reigneth over the heathen: God fitterh upon his holy seat.

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The princes of the people are joined unto the people of the God of Abraham: for God, which is very high exalted, doth defend the earth, as it were with a shield.

§ Psalm 48. Magnus Dominus. RE A T is the Lord, and highly to be praised: in the city

of our God, even upon his holy hill. 2 The hill of Sion is a fait place, and the joy of the whole earth: upon the north-sidę lieth the city of the great King; God is well known in her palaces as a sure refuge.

3 For lo, the kings of the earth: are gathered, and gone by together.

4. They marvelled to see such things: they were astonished, and fuddenly cast down.

5 Fear came there upon them, and sorrow: as upon a woman in her travail.

6. Thou shalt break the ships of the fea: through the east-wind.

7 Like as we have heard, fo have we seen in the city of the Lord of hosts; in the city of our God: I God upholdeth the same

for ever.

8 We wait for thy loving kindness, O God: in the midst of thy temple.

9 O God, according to thy Name, so is thy praise unto the worlds end: thy right hand is full of righteousness.

10 Let the mount Sion rejoice, and the daughter of Judah be glad: because of thy judgments.

11 Walk about Sion, and go round about her: and tell the towers. thereof.

12 Mark well her bulwarks, set up her houses: that ye may tell them that come after.

* The Princes of ibe People are joined, &c. This phecy who were once Gentiles, carried away to ldola. prophecy seems to have been eminently fulfilled wben try, and without a due sense of the living and true the Gentiles were equally with the Jews admitted. God! And how inexcusable Thail we be if we live wick. into the number of the People of God, by their em-' edly and unprofitably under the glorious light of the bracing the Gospel; and, like true Ifraelites, became Gospel ! the Children of Abraham through Faith. How much *This Pfalm was composed upon occasion of some reason have we to rejoice in the completion of this pro- great deliverance which God had granted to Jerusalema

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13 For this God is our God for ever and ever: he shall be our guide unto death. '

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rii L. § Pfalm 49. Audite hæc, omnesi Hear ye this, all ye people: ponder it with your ears, all

ỳe that dwell in the world. 2 High and low, rich and poor: one with another.

3 My mouth' fhall speak of wisdom: 'and my heart shall muse of understanding.

. 4 I will incline mine ear to the parable: and Thew my dark speech upon the harp.

5 Wherefore should I fear in the days of wickedness: and when the wickedness of my heels, compasseth me round about?:..

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;. : 8 For it cost more to redeem their souls: so that he must let that alone for ever:

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

10 For he seeth that wise men alfo die, and perish together: as well as the ignorant and foolish; and leave their riches for other.

11 And yet they think that their houses thall 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 unto the beasts that perish; this is the way of them.

13 This is their foolishness: and their posterity praise their faying.

I God upholdeth the same for ever, &c. This pro- the writer proves that the happinefs of Man does not -mise is still better-suited to the Chriftian, - than to the conlist in the riches and honours of the World and Jewish Church ; concerning which Christ hath said that that those who pursue them as their chief good are the Gales of Hell shall not prevail against it ; and ought fools and unwise; and (therefore that we ought not to Ito convince us of our happinefs in being members of it, fet our Hearts vpon them, nor fear nor e ivy those and fill all fincere Believers with stedfalt hope and con- that postess them; but that we hould crust in God fidence in God.

alone, who can render happy, even after death, those . In this.Pfalm which is doctrinal and infructive, who fear, and firmly confide in him.

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