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54 Ye are blessed of the Lord, thee rejoice and be glad in thee; which made heaven and earth. let such as love thy salvation,

55 The heaven, even the say continually, The Lord be heavens, are the Lord's : but magnified. the earth hath he given to the 11 But I am poor and needy; children of men.

yet the Lord thinketh upon me:

thou art my help and my deLESSON XCIX.

liverer ; make no tarrying, O

my God.

heard my cry.

I WAITED patiently for the Lord; 12 The Lord is my light and and he inclined unto me, and my salvation; whom shall I

fear? the Lord is the strength 2 He brought me up also out of my life; of whom shall I be of an horrible pit, out of the afraid? miry clay, and set


upon s13 For the Lord God will a rock, and established my go- help me, therefore shall I not ings.

be confounded: therefore have 3 And he hath put a new I set my face like a flint, and song in my mouth, even praise I know that I shall not be unto our God: many shall see ashamed. it, and fear, and shall trust in 14 He is near that justifieth the Lord.

me; who will contend with me? 4 Blessed is that man that let us stand together: who is maketh the Lord his trust: and mine adversary ? let him come respecteth not the proud, nor near to me. such as turn aside to lies.

15 Behold, the Lord God will 5 Blessed is the man whose help me; who is he that shall strength is in thee.

condemn me? Lo, they all shall 6 The archers have sorely wax old as a garment; the moth grieved him, and shot at him, shall eat them up. and hated him.

(16 Who is

among you that 7 But his bow abode in feareth the Lord, that obeyeth strength, and the arms of his the voice of his servant, that hands were made strong by the walketh in darkness, and hath hands of the mighty God of no light ? let him trust in the Jacob; his arm brought sal name of the Lord, and stay vation unto him; and his righte- upon his God. ousness, it sustained him.

17 Thou wilt keep him in T 8 Lord, by thy favour thou perfect peace, whose mind is hast made mymountain to stand stayed on thee: because he strong: thou didst hide thy face, trusteth in thee. and I was troubled.

| 18 Trust ye in the Lord for 9 I cried to thee, O Lord ; ever: for in the Lord Jehovah and unto the Lord I made my is everlasting strength. supplication.

19 For he bringeth down 10 Let all those that seek them that dwell on high; the

lofty city he layeth it low : 30 Let Israel hope in the he layeth it low, even to the Lord from henceforth and for ground; he bringeth it even ever: for the Lord will not cast to the dust.

off his people, neither will he 20 The foot shall tread it forsake his inheritance. down, even the feet of the poor, 31 The Lord will give strength and the steps of the needy. unto his people; the Lord will

21 Yea, in the way of thy bless his people with peace. judgements, O Lord, have we 32 Judah sought him with waited for thee: the desire of their whole desire, and he was our soul is to thy name, and to found of them; and the Lord the remembrance of thee. gave them rest round about

22 With my soul have I de- them. sired thee in the night; yea, 33 Happy art thou, O Israel ; with my spirit within me will I who is like unto thee, O people? seek thee early : for when thy saved by the Lord, the shield judgements are in the earth, the of thine help, and the sword of inhabitants of the world will thine excellency! learn righteousness. 23 Let favour be shewed to

LESSON C. the wicked, yet will he not learn righteousness : in the land of I will love thee, O Lord my uprightness will he deal un- strength. justly, and will not behold the 2 The Lord is my rock, and majesty of the Lord.

my fortress, and my deliverer ; 24 Lord, when thy hand is my God, my strength, in whom lifted up, they will not see: but I will trust; my buckler, and they shall see, and be ashamed the horn of my salvation, and for their envy at the people. my high tower. 25 Lord, thou wilt ordain 3 I will call


the Lord, peace for us : for thou also hast who is worthy to be praised: wrought all our works in us. so shall I be saved from mine

26 Our soul waiteth for the enemies. Lord : he is our help and our 4 The sorrows of death comshield.

passed me, and the floods of un27 For our heart shall rejoice godly men made me afraid. in him, because we have trusted 5 Out of the depths have I in his holy name.

cried unto thee, O Lord. 28 Let thy mercy, O Lord, 16 Lord, hear my voice: let be upon us, according as we thine ears be attentive to the hope in thee.

voice of my supplications. 29 Our help is in the name 7 Hear the right, O Lord, of the Lord, who made heaven attend unto my cry, give ear and earth : we have a strong unto my prayer that goeth not cicy; salvation will God appoint out of feigned lips. for walls and bulwarks.

8 Let my sentence come

and my

forth from thy presence; let 20 I cried unto the Lord with thine eyes behold the things my voice, and he heard me out that are equal.

of his holy hill. 9 Thou hast proved mine 21 I laid me down and slept; heart, thou hast visited me in I awaked: for the Lord sustain. the night; thou hast tried me, ed me. and shalt find nothing ; I am

22 I will not be afraid of ten purposed that my mouth shall thousands of people that have not transgress.

set themselves against me round 10 By the word of thy lips, about. I have kept me from the paths

23 The Lord is my defence ; of the destroyer.

God is the rock of my 11 Hold up my goings in refuge. thy paths, that my footsteps 24 I would seek unto God, slip not.

and unto God would I commit 12 I have called upon thee; my cause. for thou wilt hear me, O God: 25 Though he slay me, yet incline thine ear unto me, and will I trust in him : he also hear my speech.

shall be my salvation. 13 Shew thy marvellous lov 26 Although the fig-tree shall ing-kindness, O thou that savest not blossom, neither shall fruit by thy right hand them which be in the vine; though the put their trust in thee, from those labour of the olive shall fail, that rise up against them.

and the fields shall yield no 14 Keep me as the apple of meat; the flock shall be cut off thine hide me under the from the fold, and there shall shadow of thy wings.

be no herd in the stalls; 15 Hear, O Lord, when I 27 Yet I will rejoice in the cry voice : have mercy Lord, I will joy in the God of also upon me, and answer me.

my salvation. 16 When thou saidst, Seek 28 For he maketh sore, and ye my face; my heart said unto bindeth up : he woundeth, and thee, Thy face, Lord, will I his hands make whole. seek,

29 He shall deliver thee in 17 Hide not thy face far from six troubles: yea, in seven there me; put not thy servant away shall no evil touch thee. in anger : thou hast been my 30 In famine he shall rehelp ; leave me not, neither deem thee from death : and in forsake me, O God of my sal- war, from the power of the vation.

sword. 18 When my father and my 31 Thou shalt be hid from mother forsake me, then the the scourge of the tongue; neiLord will take me up.

ther shalt thou be afraid of de. 19 Thou, O Lord, art a struction when it cometh. shield for me; my glory, and 32 At destruction and famine the lifter up of mine head. thou shalt laugh: neither shalt


with my


thou be afraid of the beasts of 2 Deliver me in thy rightes the earth.

ousness, and cause me to escape: 33 He will not suffer thy foot incline thine ear unto me, and to be moved: he that keepeth save me. thee will not slumber.

3 Be thou my strong habita34 Behold, he that keepeth tion, whereunto I may

continuIsrael, shall neither slumber nor ally resort: thou hast given sleep.

commandment to save me; for 35 The Lord is thy keeper: thou art my rock and my for. the Lord is thy shade upon thy tress. right hand.

4 Deliver me, O my God, out 36 The sun shall not smite of the hand of the wicked, out thee by day, nor the moon by of the hand of the unrighteous night.

and cruel man. 37 The Lord shall preserve 5 For thou art my hope, O thee from all evil : he shall pre- Lord God; thou art my trust serve thy soul.

from my youth. 38 The Lord shall preserve 6 In thee, O Lord, do I put thy going out and thy coming my trust, let me never be ashain: from this time forth, and med : deliver me in thy righteeven for evermore.

39 The Lord will be a refuge 7 Bow down thine ear to for the oppressed, a refuge in me, deliver me speedily: be times of trouble.

thou my strong rock, for an 40 And they that know house of defence to save me. thy name will put their trust 8 For thou art my rock and in thee: for thou, Lord, hast my fortress : therefore for thy not forsaken them that seek name's sake lead me, and guide thee.

41 Be of good courage, and 9 Make thy face to shine he shall strengthen your heart, upon thy servant: save me for all ye that trust in the Lord. thy mercy's sake.

42 The Lord bless you, and 10 Give ear, O Lord, unto keep you !

my prayer; and attend to the 43 The Lord make his face voice of my supplications. to shine upon you, and be gra 11 In the day of my trouble cious unto you!

I will call upon thee, for thou 44 The Lord lift up his wilt answer me. countenance upon you, and 12 Thou which hast shewed give you peace !

me great and sore troubles,

shalt quicken me again, and LESSON CI.

shalt bring me up again from

the depths of the earth. In thee, O Lord, do I put my 13 Thou shalt increase my trust: let me never be put to greatness, and comfort me on confusion.


every side.

14 I will also praise thee with Lord is exalted: the right hand the psaltery, even thy truth, 0 of the Lord doeth valiantly. my God : unto thee will I sing 26 The Lord hath chastened with the harp, O thou Holy me sore: but he hath not given One of Israel !

me over unto death. 15 My lips shall greatly re 27 I shall not die, but live, joice when I sing unto thee; and declare the works of the and my soul, which thou hast Lord. redeemed.

28 I am as a wonder unto 16 My tongue also shall talk many; but thou art my strong of thy righteousness all the day refuge. long.

29 Let my mouth be filled 17 I looked on myright hand, with thy praise and with thy and beheld, but there was no honour all the day. man that would know me : re 30 Cast me not off in the time fuge failed me; no man cared of old age; forsake me not for my soul.

when my strength faileth. 18 I cried unto thee, O Lord: 31 O God, be not far from I said, Thou art my refuge, and me; O my God, make haste my portion in the land of the for my help. living.

32 I will hope continually, 19 Though I walk in the and will yet praise thee more midst of trouble, thou wilt re

and more. vive me : thy right hand shall 33 My mouth shall shew

forth thy righteousness and thy 20 The Lord will perfect salvation all the day : for I that which concerneth me: thy know not the numbers thereof. mercy, O Lord, endureth for 34 I will go in the strength ever : forsake not the works of of the Lord God: I will make thine own hands.

mention of thy righteousness, 21 Blessed be the Lord, even of thine only. because he hath heard the voice 35 O God, thou hast taught of my supplications.

me from my youth: and hitherto 22 The Lord is my strength, have I declared thy wondrous and my shield; my heart trusted works. in him, and I am helped : there 36 Now also when I am old fore my heart greatly rejoiceth, and grayheaded, O God, forsake and with my song will I praise me not: until I have shewed him.

thy strength unto this genera. 23 The Lord is my strength, tion, and thy power to every and is become my salvation. one that is to come,

24 The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of

LESSON CII. the righteous: the right hand of the Lord doeth valiantly. O God, thou art my God; early

25 The right hand of the will I seek thee: my soul thirst

save me.

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