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The church's complaint.


"Christ's Ungdomi

neighbours, a scorn and a derision to them that are round about us.

14 Thou makest us a byword among the heathen, a shaking of the head among the people.

15 My confusion is continually before me, and the ihame of my face hath covered me,

16 For the voice of him that reproachcth and blafphemeth; by reason of the enemy and avenger.

17 All this is come upon us; yet have •Use not forgotten thee, neither have we dealt falsely in thy covenant.

j80ur heart is not turned back, neither have our steps declined from thy way;

19 Though thou hast fore broken us in the place of dragons, and covered us with the ssiadow of death.

20 If we have forgotten the name of our God, or stretched out our hands to a strange god;

21 Shall not God search this out? for he knoweth the secrets of the heart.

21 Yea, for thy lake are we killed all the day long; we are counted as Iheep for the (laughter. \ 23 Awake, whyileepestthou,OLoRD? arise, cast us not off for ever.

24 Wherefore hid»st thou thy face, and forgettest our affliction and our oppression?

25 For our soul is bowed down to the dust: our belly cleaveth unto the earth.

26 Arise for our help, and redeem us for thy mercies' fake.


1 The majesty and grace 0} Christ's kingdom, i o The duty of the church, and the benefit' thereof.

Tothe chief musician upon Shostiannim, for the sons of Korah, Maschil, a song of loves.

MY heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: iny tongue is the pen of a ready "writer.

2 Thou art fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into thy lips: therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.

3 G i id thy sword u pon th v th i gh, O mo/1 mighty, with thy glory and thy majesty.

4 Ami in thy majesty ride prosperously because of truth and meeknetsaW I'ighteousness; and thy right hand mail teach thee terrible things.

5 Thine arrows are sharp in the heart of the king's enemies; luhereby the people fall under thee.

6 Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptic of thy kingdom it a right sceptre.

7 Tbou lovest righteousness and basest wickedness: therefore God, thy God,hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.

8 All thy gai ments/W/of myrrh, and aloes, andcMVm, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad.

9 Kings' daughters inert among thy honourable women: upon thy right hand did stand the queen in gold of Ophir.

10 Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear; forget also thiiu' own people, and thy father's house;

11 So (hall the king greatly desire thy beauty : for he is thy Lord; and worsliip thou him.

12 And the daugher of Tyre stall be there with a gift; even the rich among the people (hall intreat thy favour.

13 The king's daughter is all glorious within: her clothing is of wrought gold.

14 She shall be brought unto the king in raiment of needle work: the virgins her companions that follow her (hall be brought unto thee.

15 With gladness and. rejoicing (hall they be brought: they shall enter into the king's palace.

16 Instead of thy fathers soall be thy children, whom tr.ou mayest make princes in all the earth.

17 I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations: therefore (hall the people praise thee for ever ;utd ever.


I The confidence iviiich the church hath

in God. 8 An exhortation to behold his


To the chief musician for the sons of

Korah, a song upon Alamoth.

GOD is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

2 Therefore will not we star, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst ot the sea;

3 Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains (hake with the swelling thereof. Selah.

4 There is a river, the streams whereof (hall make glad the city of God, the holv place of the tabernacles of the moil High.

5 God ts in the midst of her j (lie (hall not be moved: God slta.ll help her, and that right early.

6 The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted.

7 The Lor D of hosts h with us; the God of Jacob h our refuge. Se] ah,.

8 Come, behold the works of the

Lord, Ornaments of the church.

PSALMS. An exhortation to praise God.

Lord, what desolations he hath made in the earth.

9 He maketh wars to cease unto the end oi-'rhe earth; he breaketh the bow, andcutteth thespear in sunder; he burnetli the chariot in the lire.

To Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

Ii The Lo R D of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.

P S A L. XLVII. she nations are exhorted cheerfully to entertain the kingdom of Christ. To the chief musician, a psalm for the ions of Korah.

OCLAP your hands, all ye people; ihout unto Gcd with the voice of triumph.

i For the Lo R D most high is terrible; he is 3. great King over all the earth.

5 He lliall subdue the people under us, and the nations under our feet.

4 He (hall choose our inheritance for us, the excellency of Jacob whom he loved. Selah.

5 God is gone up with a shout, the Lord with the found of a trumpet.

6 Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises unto our King, sing praises.

?For God is the King of all the earth: ling ye praises with understanding. , 8 God reigneth over the heathen: God fitteth upon the throne of his holiness. 9 The princes of the people are gathered together, even the people of the God of Abraham: for the shields of the earth belong unto God: he is greatly exalted.

P S A L. XLVIII. the ornaments and privileges of the church. Along and psalm for the sons of Korah.

GREAT is the Lord, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness.

i Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.

3 God is .known in her palaces for a refuge.

4 For, lo, the kings were assembled, they■pasted by together.

5 They saw it, and so they marvelled; they were troubled, and halted away.

6 Fear took hold upon them there, and pain, as of a woman in travail.

7 Thou breakelt the (hips of Tarsliifh with an east wind.

% As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the Lord of hosts, in the city of our God: God will establish it for ever. Selah.

9 We have thought of thy lovingkind

nese, O God, in the midst of thy temple.

i o According to thy name, U God, so is thy praise unto the ends of the earth: thy right hand is full of righteousness.

ii Let mount Zion rejoice, let the daughters of Judah bt glad, because of thy judgements.

iz Walk about Zion, and go round about her: tell the towers thereof.

13 Mark ye well her bulwarks, consider her palaces: that ye may tell it to the generation following.

14 For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death.

P S A L. XLIX. 1 An earnest persuasion to build the faith of the resurrection, not on worldly power, but on God. 16 Worldly prosperity is not to be admired. To the chief musician, a psalm for the sons of Korah.

HEAR this, ?\\ye people; give ear, all ye inhabitants of the world:

I Both low and high, rich and poor, together.

3 My mouth mall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart /hall be of understanding.

41 will incline mine ear to a parable: I will open my dark saying upon the harp.

5 Wherefore mould I sear in the days of evil, -when the iniquity of my heels ihall compass me about?

6 They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches;

7 None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him:

8 (For the redemption of their sou* is precious, and it cealeth forever:)

9 That he lhould still live for ever, and not lee corruption.

10 For he leeth that wise men die, like* wile the fool and the brutilh person perish, ind leave their wealth to others.

II Their inward thought is, that their houses shall continue for ever, and their dwelling places to all generations; they call their lands after their own names.

12 Nevertheless man being in honour abideth not: he is like the beasts that perilh.

nThistheir way i/their folly: yet their posterity approve their sayings. Selah.

14 Like sheep they are laid in the grave; deathsliallfeedonthem; and the upright Ihall have dominion over them in the morning; and theirbeauty Ihall consume in the grave from their dwelling.

God'i majesty in the church, PSALMS

15 But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for he (hall receive me. Selah.

16 Be not thou afraid when one is. made rich, when the glory of his house is increased;

17 For when he dieth he shall carry nothing away: his glory shall not descend after him.

18 Though while he lived he blessed his ioul: and men will praise thee, when thou doest well to thyself.

19 He (hall go to the generation of his fathers: they (hall never fee light.

20 Man that is in honour, and underitandeth npt, is like the beasts that perish.

PSAt. L, I The majesty of God in the church. 5 His order to gather faints, 7 The pleasure of God is not in ceremonies, 14 but in sincerity of obedience.

A psalm of Asaph.

TH E mighty God, even the Lor D, hath spoken, and called the earth from the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof.

a Outof Zion, the perfection of beauty, God hath mined.

3 Our God shall come, and mall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him.

4 He (hall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that he may judge his people.

5 Gather my saints together unto me; those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice.

6 And the heavens shall declare his righteousness; for God is judge himself. Selah.

7 Hear, O my people, aud I will speak;

0 Israel, and I will testify against thee:

1 am God, even thy God.

8 I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices or thy burnt offerings, to have been continually before me.

9 I will take no bullock out of thy house, nor he goats out of thy folds.

1 o For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills.

ill know all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild beasts of the field are mine.

12 If I were hungry, I would not tell thee: for the world is mine, and the fulness thereof.

nWillleattheflefh of bulls, or drink the blood of goats?

14 Offer unto God thanksgiving! and p*y thy vow j unto the most high 1

His pleasure insincerity.

15 And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thoa shalt glorify me.

16 But unto the wicked God faith, What hast thou to do to declare my statutes, or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth?

17 Seeing thou hatest instruction, and easiest my words behind thee.

18 When thou fa weft a thief, then thou consentedst with him, and hast been partaker with adulterers.

19 Thou givest thy mouth to evil, and thy tongue frameth deceit.

10 Thou fittest and speakest against thy brother; thpu slanderest thine own mother's son.

*i These tilings haft thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether/acA a one as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes.

22 Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear_yo« in pieces, and there be none to deliver.

23 Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him thatordereth his conversation aright will I shew the salvation of God.

P S A L. LI.

1 David prayeth for remission of fins, nuhereof he Maketh a deep confession. 6 He prayeth for fanSifxcation. 16 Ged dclightelh not infacrifice, but insincerity. 18 David prayeth for the church.

To thechief musician.a psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came unto him,afterhehadgoneintoBath-sheba.

HAVE mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.

2 Wash me throughly from mine ini» quity, and cleanse me from my sin.

3 For I acknowledge my transgressw ons: and my sin is ever before me.

4-Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.

5 Behold, I was lhapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.

6 Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.

7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

8 Make me to hear joy and gladness 1 that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.

9 Hide thy face from my fins, and blot out all mine iniquities.

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David's prayer fir femSification. P S ALMS. The corruption os a natural man, loCreatein me a clean heart, O God; P S A L. LIII.

10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me

11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy Holy Spirit from me.

ii Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me luith thy free spirit.

ij Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.

14 Deliver me from bloodguiltness, O God, thou God of my salvation; and my tongue Hull sing aloud of thy righteousness.

15 O Lord, open thou roy lips; and my mouth (hall mew forth thy praise.

16 For thou desirelt not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest net in burnt offering.

17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

18 Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: build thou the walls of Jerusalem.

1 j Then (halt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering: then shall they offer bullocks upon thine altar.

P S A L. LII. 1 David condemning the spitefulness of Dteg, prophesiesh his desiru9ion. 6 'The righteous /hall rejoice at it. To the chief musician, Malchil, a psalm of David, when Doegthe Edomitecame and told Saul, and said unto him, David is come to the house of Ahimelech.

WHY boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God endureth continually.

x Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp rasor, working deceitfully.

3 Thou lovest evil more than good; toid lying rather than to speak rightepusness. Selah.

4. Thou lovest all devouring words, O thru deceitful tongue.

5 God shall likewise destroy thee for ever, he shall take thee away, and pluck thee out of thy dwelling place, and root thee out of the land of the living. Selah.

6 The righteous also shall fee, and fear, and shall laugh at him:

7 Lo, this is the man that made not God his strength; but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness.

8 But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever.

9 I will praise thee for ever, because thou hast done it: and I will wait on thy name; for it it good before thy saints

P S A L. LIII. 1 David describes h the corruption os a natural man. 4 He convinceth the wicked by the light of their oivn conscience. 6 tie glorieth in the salvation of God. To the chief musician upon Mahalath, Maschil, a psalm os David.

THE fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good.

x God looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek God.

3 Every one of them is gone back: they are altogether become filthy; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

4 Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge i who eat up my people as they eat bread; they have not called upon God.

5 There were they in great fear, where no fear was: for God hath scattered the bones of him that encampeth against thee: thou hast put them to shame, because God hath despised them.

6 Oh that the salvation of Israel tvere come out of Zion! when God bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob sliall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.


1 David complaining of the Ziphims,prayeth for salvation. 4 Upon his confidence in God's help, he promifeth sacrifice.

To thechief musician on Neginoth, Maschil, a psalm of David, when the Ziphinis came and said to Saul, Doth not David hide himself with us?

SAVE me, O God, by thy name, and judge me by thy strength. ■>. Hear my prayer, O God: give ear to the words of my mouth.

3 For strangers are rilen upagainst me, and oppressors seek after my foul: they have not set God before them. Selah.

4 Behold, God /'/ mine helper: the Lor n if with them that uphold my soul.

5 He shall reward evil tinto mine enemies: cut them off in thy truth.

61 will freely sacrifice unto thee: I will praise thy name, O Lo R D; for it is good. 7 For he hath delivered me out of all trouble: and mine eye hath seen his defire upon mine enemies.

P S A L. LV. 1 David in his prayer complaineth of his fearful cafe. 9 He prayeth against his enemies, ofvuhose ivickedness and treachery he complaineth. 16 He cornsorteth himself in God's preservation oj him, and confusion of his enemies.


Davidprayetk against his enemies. PSALMS.

To the chief musician on Neginoth, Maschil, a psalm of David.

GIVE ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not thyself from my supplication.

2 Attend unto me, and hear me: I mourniitniycomplaint.andmakea noise;

3 Because of the voice of the enemy, because of the oppression of the wicked: for they cast iniquity upon me, and in wrath they kite me.

4 My heart is lore pained within me: and the terrors of death are fallen upon me.

5 Fearfulnels aud trembling are come upon me, and horror hath overwhelmed me.

6 And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at reft.

7 Lo, then would I wander far off, and remain in the wilderness. Selah.

8 I would hasten my escape from the windy Itorm and tempest.

9 Destroy, O Lo*i>, and divide their tongues: lor I have seen violence and strife in the city.

10 Day and night they go about it upon the walls thereof: mischief also and sorrow are in the midst of it.

Ii Wickedness is in the midst thereof: deceit and guile depart not from her streets.

ii For it <was not an enemy that reproached me; then I could have borne it: neither ivas it he that hated me that did magnify himself against me; then I would have hid myself from him:

13 But // was thou, a man mine equal, my guide and mine acquaintance.

i+ We took sweet counsel together, and walked unto the house of God in company.

15 Let death seize upon them, and let them go down quick into hell: forwickedness is in their dwellings, and among

16 As for me, I will oil upon God; and the Lord (ball (ave me.

i7Evening,andmorniner,andatnoon, will I pray, and cry aloud": and he sliall hear my voice.

18 He hath delivered my soul in peace from the battle that ivas against me: for there were many with me.

19 God sliall hear, and afflict them, even he that abideth of old. Selah. Because they have no changes, therefore they feat- not God.

20 He hath put forth his hands against such as be at peace with him; he hath broken his covenant.

His confidence in Gti,

Ii Theivords of his mouth were smooth. er than butter, but war ivas in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.

22 Call thy burden upon the Lord, and he sliall sustain thee: he (hall never softer the righteous to be moved.

13 But thou, O God, (halt bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody aud deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in thee.

P S A L. LVI. 1 David praying to Cod ;> confidence of his

ivord, complaineth of his enemies. 9 He

Prof'J}1^' "" confidence in Cod's -word,

and promise to praise him. Tothechief musicianiiponjonath-elem

rechokim, Michtain of David, when

the Philistines took him in Gath.

BE merciful unto me, () God; for man would swallow me up; hefighting daily oppicsleth me.

2 Mine enemies would daily swallow me up-, for they be many that fight against me, O thou most high.

3 What time I am afraid", I will trust in thte.

4. In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.

5 Every day they wrest my words: all their thoughts are against me for evil.

6 They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, they mark my steps, when they wait for my soul.

7 Shall they escape by iniquity? in thine anger call down the people, O God.

8 Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book?

9 When I cry unto thee, then sliall mine enemies turn back: this I know; for God is for me.

10 In God will I praise his word; in the Lord will I praise his word.

11 In God have 1 put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.

12 Thy vows are upon me, O God: I will render praises unto thee.

t3 For thou hast delivered my foul from death: ivilt not thou deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living?

P S A L. LVII. 1 Da<vid in prayer fleeing unto God, complaineth of his dangerous cafe. 7 He encwrageth himself to praise God. To the chief musician, Al-taschith, Michtam of David, when he fled from Saul in the cave.

BE merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me; for my foul trofleth

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