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6 Thine indignation lieth hard upon me: and thou hast vexed me with all thy siorms,
7 Thou bast put away mine acquaintance far from me: and made me to be abhorred of them.
8 I am so fast in prison: that I cannot get forth.
9 My Gght faileth for very trouble: Lord, I have called daily upon thee, I have stretched forth my hands unto thee.
10 Dost thou shew wonders among the dead: or shall the dead rise up again, and praise thee?
11 Shall thy loving kindness be shewed in the grave: or thy faithfulness in destruction ?
12 Shall thy wondrous works be known in the dark: and thy righteousness in the land where all things are forgotten?
13 Unto thee have I cried, O Lord: and early shall my prayer come before thee.
14 Lord, why abhorrest thou my soul: and hidest thou thy face from me?
15 I am in misery, and like unto him that is at the point to die: even from my youth up thy terrors have I suffered with a troubled mind.
16 Thy wrathful displeasure goeth over me: and the fear of thee hath undone me.
17 They came round about me daily like water: and compaffed me together on every side.
18 My lovers and friends hast thou put away from me: and hid mine acquaintance out of my sight.
E V E N I N G PRA Y É R.
Psalm 89. Misericordias Domini.
mouth will I ever be fhewing thy truth from one generation to another. Terrors which discomposed his mind, complaining that are commonly called penitential. thar God did not hear him, tho' he called upon him | This Piaim was composed at a time when the with great tervency. This Plalm agrees with those Jews were under some publick calamity. The writer
2 For I have said, Mercy shall be set up for ever: thy truth shalt thou stablish in the heavens.
3 I have made a covenant with my chosen: I have sworn unto David
servant, 4 Thy seed will I ftablish for ever: and set up thy throne from one generation to another.
5 O Lord, the very heavens shall praise thy wondrous works: and thy truth in the congregation of the saints.
6 For who is he among the clouds: that shall be compared unto the Lord?
7 And what is he among the gods: that shall be like unto the Lord?
8 God is very greatly to be feared in the council of the saints: and to be had in reverence of all them that are round about him.
9 O Lord God of hosts, who is like unto thee: thy truth, most mighty Lord, is on every side.
10 Thou ruleft the saging of the sea: thou stillest the waves thereof when they arise.
11 Thou last fubdued Egypt, and destroyed it: thou hast scattered thine enemies abroad, with thy mighty arm.
12 The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine: thou hast laid the foundation of the round word, and all that therein is.
13 Thou hast made the north and the south: Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in thy Name.
'14 Thou hast a mighty arm: strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand.
15 Righteousness and equity are the habitation of thy feat: mercy and truth shall go before thy face.
16 Blessed is the people, O Lord, that can rejoice in the: they Thall walk in the light of thy countenance. bere celebrates the majetty, power and goodness of God pofterity. He then represents the defolation to which which appeared in te deliverance of the Israelites from Yudah was reduced, and implores the divine compare Egyptian Bondage; and the Covenant that he made lion.
with David, to confirm the Throne to him and his
17. Their delight shall be daily in thy Name: and in thy righteousness shall they make their boast.
18 For thou art the glory of their strength: and in thy loving kindness thou shalt lift up our horns.
19 For the Lord is our defence: the holy One of Israel is our King
20 Thou spakest sometime in visions unto thy saints, and saidít: I have laid help upon one that is mighty, I have exalted one chosen out of the people.
21 I have found David my servant: with my holy oil have I anointed him.
22 My hand shall hold him fast: and my arm shall strengthen him.
23 The enemy shall not be able to do him violence: the son of wickedness shall not hurt him.
24. I will smite down his foes before his face: and plague them that hate him.
25 My truth also and my mercy shall be with him: and in my Name shall his horn be exalted.
26 I will set his dominion also in the sea: and his right hand in the floods.
27 He shall call me, Thou art my Father: my God, and my strong salvation.
28 And I will make him my first-born: higher than the kings of the earth.
29 My mercy will I keep for him for evermore; and my covenant shall stand fast with him.
30 His feed also will I make to endure for ever: and his throne as the days of heaven.
31 But if his children forsake my law: and walk not in my judgments;
32 If they break my statutes, and keep not my commandments: I will visit their offences with the rod, and their fin with scourges.
33 Nevertheless, mỹ. loving kindness will I not utterly take from him: nor suffer my truth to fail. : 34 * My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips: I have sworn once by my holiness, that I will not fail David.
35 His feed shall endure for ever: and his seat is like as the sun before ine.
36. He shall stand fast for evermore as the moon: and as the faithful witness in heaven.
37 But thou hast abhorred, and forfaken thine Anointed: and art displeased at him.
38 Thou hast broken the covenant of thy servant: and cast his crown to the ground.
39 Thou hast overthrown all his hedges: and broken down his 40 All they that go by, spoil hiin: and he is become a repr
reproach to his neighbours.
41 Thou hast set up the right hand of his enemies: and made all his adversaries to rejoice.
42 Thou haft taken away the edge of his sword: and giveft him, pot victory in the battel.
43' Thou hast put out his glory: and cast his throne down to the ground.
44 The days of his youth haft thou shortened: and covered him with dishonour...
45 Lord, how long wilt thou hide thyself, for ever: and fhall thy wrath burn like fire?
46 O remember how short my time is: wherefore' haft thou made all men for nought ?
My Covenant will I not break, &c. This cove- in hiin alone they are fully verified, of whofė Kingaon .nant and the promises which God had made to David, there part de no end. - Luke i. 33.
and his pofterity evidently relate to Jesus Christ, for
47. What inan is the that liveth, and shall not see death: and shall he deliver his foul from the hand of hell ?
48 Lord, where are thy old loving kindnesses: which thou swarest unto David in thy truth?
49 Remember, Lord, the rebuke that thy servants have: and how I do bear in my bofom the rebukes of inany people;
50 Wherewith thine enemies have blasphemed thee, and flandered the footsteps of thine Anointed: praised be the Lord for evermore. Amen, and Amen.
MORNING PRA Y ER,
| Psalm 90. Domine, refugium.
thou hast been our refuge : from one generation to another. 2 Before tlie mountains were brought forth, or ever the earth and the world were made: thou art God from everlasting, and world without end.
3 Thou turnest man to deftru&ion: again thou sayest, Come again, ye children of men.
4 For a thousand years in thy light are but as yesterday: seeing that is past as a watch in the night.
5. As soon as thou scatterest them, they are even as a sleep: and fade away suddenly like the grass.
6 In the morning it is green, and groweth up: but in the evening it is cut down, dried up, and withered.
7 For we consume away in thy displeasure: and are afraid at thy wrathful indignation.
8 Thou hast set our misdeeds before thee: and our secret fins in the light of thy countenance.
9 For when thou art angry, all our days are gone: we bring our years to an end, as it were a tale that is told.
This Psalm was composed by Moses, probably executing his vengeance again them for their perwhilft the Ifraelites were in the Wilderness, and at verfeness as threatned in the 14th Chap. of Numbers. the time of some public Mortality, when God was in which he seriousiy reflects upon the many examples