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Senteabcend up into heaven, thou (143) I femer upon tal thy works:
did see my substance
yet being unperfect : and in thy LORD, thou haft search- book were all my members written, me: thou knowest my down-fitting, when as yet there was none of them. and mine up-rising, thou under How precious are thy thoughts ftandeft my thoughts long before. unto me, O God : how great is the
Thou art about my path, and sum of them! about my bed, and spiest out all my If I should count them, they are ways : for lo, there is not a word in more in number than the land : my tongue, but thou, O LORD, when I wake up, I am still with knoweft it altogether.
thee. Thou hast fashioned me behind Search me, O God, and know the and before : and laid thine hand up- ground of my heart : prove me, and on me.
examine my thoughts. Such knowledge is too wonderful Look well if there be any way of and excellent for me : I cannot at- wickedness in me: and lead me in tain unto it.
the way everlasting. Whither shall I go from thy Spisit : or whither Mall I fee from thy
51. presence ?
Remember the ,
I art there : if I make my bed in hell,
yea I exercise myself in the works thou art there also. If I take the wings of the morn
of thy hands. ing, and dwell in the uttermost parts thee : my soul gaspeth after thee as
I stretch forth my hands unto of the sea : even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall a thirsty land. Selah. hold me.
Hear me, O Lord, and that soon, If I say, surely the darkness shall
for in thee is my trust : cause thou cover me: even the night fhall be me to know the way that I should
walk in, for I lift up my soul unto light about me.
thee. Yea, the darkness is no darkness with thee, but the night is as clear
Teach me to do the thing that as the day : the darkness and light let thy loving spirit lead me forth
pleaseth thee, for thou art my God : to thee are both alike. For thou hast poffefsed my reins :
into the land of righteousness. thou hast covered me in my mother's
will extol , my God, derfully made : marvellous are thy
O king *: I will bless works, and that my soul knowcth thy name for ever and ever. right well.
* Pl. ii. My bones were not hid from thee: Every day will I give thanks unto when I was made in secret, and cu- thee: and praise thy name for ever riously wrought beneath in the earth, and ever.
('45) I willing to the wyn Goed
Great is Jehovab, and greatly to that fear him : he also will hcar their be praised : and his greatness is un- cry, and will help them. searchable.
My mouth shall speak the praise of One generation shall praise thy Jehovah: and let all fiefh give thanks works unto another : and declare unto his holy name for ever and ever. thy power. As for me, I will be talking of
53 the glorious honour of thy majesty: and of thy wondrous works.
Raise ye the Lord, for it So that men shall speak of the
is good to fing praises might of thy marvellous acts, and anto our God : for it is pleasant, and declare thy Greatness: they shall praise is comely. abundantly utter the memory of thy The Lord doth build up Jerusagreat goodness, and Thall sing of thy lem: he gathereth together the outrighteousness.
cafts of Israel. Jeborah is gracious, and full of He healeth the broken in heart: compassion: flow to anger, and of and bindeth up their wounds. great mercy:
He telleth the number of the stars: The Lord is good to all : and his and calleth them all by their names. tender mercies are over all his works. Great is our LORD, and of great
All thy works fhall praise thee, power: his understanding is infinite. O LORD, and thy saints shall bless The Lord lifteth up the meek: thee: they shall speak of the glory and casteth the ungodly down to the of thy kingdom, and talk of thy ground. power ;
Sing unto the Lord with thankfTo make known to the sons of giving : fing praise upon the harp men thy mighty acts : and the glo. unto our God; rious majesty of thy kingdom. Who covereth the heaven with
Thy kingdom is an everlasting clouds : who prepareth rain for the kingdom : and thy dominion endu. earth, and maketh grass to grow upreth throughout all generations. on the mountains ;
The Lord upholdeth all that fall: Who giveth fodder unto the cattle: and raiseth up all those that are and feedeth the young ravens that bowed down.
him. The eyes of all wait upon thee : · He delighteth not in the strength and thou giveft them their meat in of a horse : he taketh not pleasure due season.
in the legs of a man. Thou openest thine hand : and But the Lord's delight is in them satisfieft the desire of every living that fear him : in those that put thing
their trust in his mercy, The Lord is righteous in all his Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem : ways: and holy in all his works. praise thy God, o Zion.
The Lord is nigh unto all them For he hath made fast the bars of that call
upon him: to all that call thy gates : and hath blessed thy chil. upon him in truth.
dren within thee. He will fulfill the desire of them He maketh peace in thy borders: ut
(148) B maidens, told men and
and filleth thee with the flour of Thou hast kept that which thou wheat.
haft promised thou fpaket with He sendeth forth his command- thy mouth, and haft fulfilled it with ment upon earth : and his word thine hand, as it is this day, runneth very swiftly.
But will God in very deed dwell
with men on the earth? behold, i 54.
heaven, and the heaven of heavens / OTH young men and cannot contain thee.
Have respect therefore to the children : let them praise the name prayer of thy servant, and to his of Jehovah,
fupplication, O Lord my God: that For his name alone is excellent :
open upon this his glory is above earth and heaven. house day and night, whereof thou
He also exalteth the horn of his haft said, that thou wouldīt put thy people: all his saints shall praise
name there. him, even the children of Israel,
Hearken unto the supplications of even the people that serveth him. thy servant and of thy people, which Hallelujah
they mall make: hear thcu from thy
dwelling-place, even from heaven; 55.
and when thou heareft, forgive. (149) ING unto Jehovah a new
Moreover, concerning the stransong: let the congregation ger, which is not of thy people, but of saints praise him.
is come for thy great name's fake, Let Israel rejoice in him that made
if they come and pray in this house : him : let the children of Zion be then hear thou from thy dwellingjoyful in their king:
place, and do according to all that For the Lord taketh pleasure in the stranger calleth to thee for. his people : he will beautify the
That all people of the earth may meek with salvation.
know thy name, and fear thee, as Let the saints be joyful in glory, doth thy people: and may know let them rejoice in their beds : let that this is called by thy name. the high praises of God be in their
Now therefore arise, O LORD mouth.
God, into thy resting place, thou Such honour have all his saints : and the ark of thy ftrength : let thy i Hallelujah.
priests be clothed with salvation, and 56.
let thy saints rejoice in goodness., Solomon's prayer at the dedication
57 of the Temple; 2 Chron. vi.
Solomon's form of common-prayers O Lord God, there is no God
i Kings viļi. like thee in the heaven, nor Lessed be Jehovah: that hath in the earth : which keepest cove given reft unto his people. nant, and Mewest mercy unto thy There hath not failed one word of fervants, that walk before thee with all his good promise: which he proall their hearts.
mised by the hand of his servant.
Jehovah oor God be with us, as and night: that he maintain the he was with our fathers : let him . cause of his servant and of his people not leave us nor forsake us, that he at all times, as the matter hall require. may incline our hearts unto him, to That all the people of the earth walk in all his ways.
may know: that Jehovah is God, And let these my words where. and none else. with I have made fupplication, be Let your heart therefore be pernigh unto Jehovah our God day feet : with Jehovah our God.
Because of the favour of thy good ointments ! thy name is as ointment poured forth, therefore do the virgins love thee.
Draw me, we will run after thee. The King hath brought me into his chambers.
We will be glad and rejoice: in thee.
Look not upon me because I am black, because the sun hath looked upon me: my mother's children were angry
with me. They made me a keeper of the vineyards : but mine own vineyard have I not kept.
Tell me, O thou whom my soul loveth, where thou feedest, where thou makest thy flock to rest at noon : for why fhould I be as one that turneth afide by the flocks of thy companions ?
Bridegroom. If thou know not, O thou fairest among women: go thy way forth
by the footsteps of the flock. While the king fitteth at his table : my spikenard fendeth forth the smell thereof.
A bundle of myrrh is my wellbeloved unto me : which shall lie betwixt my breasts.
Behold, thou art fair, my love,
thou art fair : thou haft dove's eyes. Behold, thou art fair, my beloved, yea pleasant : also our bed is
green. lam a rose of Sharon ; and a lily of the vallies.
As the lily among thorns : so is
my love among the daughters. As the apple-tree among the trees of the wood : fo is my beloved among the fons.
I sat down under his shadow with great delight: and his fruit was Tweet to
awake my love, till she please.
My beloved spake, and said unto me,
Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away: for lo, the winter is paft, the rain is over and gone.
The flowers appear on the earth, the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land; the fig-tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell: arise, my love, my
fair one, and come away.
O my dove that art in the clefes of the rock, in the secret places : let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice ; for sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is come
ly. Bride. My beloved is mine, and I am his: he feedeth among the lilies.
By night on my bed I fought him whom my soul loveth : I sought him, but I found him not. I will rise now, and
about the city in the streets, and in the broad vays I will seek him whom my soul