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He cast out the heathen , also be fore them;
And made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their

tents. Yet they tempted and provoked the most high God, And kept | not his testimonies.

They turned back, and dealt unfaithfully I like their

fathers ; They were turned aside, like a deceitful bow. They mingled among the heathen, and learned

their works, And they served | . their | idols. Then he gave them into the hand of their l enemies, And they that hated them ruled over them. Nevertheless he regarded their af fiction, When he heard their | cry. Save us, O Lord our God, And gather us | from a | mong the heathen, To give thanks unto thy | holy | name, And to triumph | in thy I praise. SELECTED FROM PSALMS LXXVIII, CV, CVI.

23.

GIVE ear, O Shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest

Joseph 1 like a flock; Thou that dwellest between the cherub l im, shinë |

forth. Turn us again, O God of hosts, And cause thy face to shine, and we shall be saved.

O Lord God of hosts,
How long wilt thou be angry at the I prayer of

thy people !

Thou feedest them with the bread oltears;
And givest them tears to drink | in great measure:
Thou makest us á strife un to our neighbours :
And our enemies | laugh a | mong them | selves.
Turn us again, O God of hosts,
And cause thy face to shine, I and we shall be saved:
Thou hast brought a | vine out of Egypt ;
Thou hast cast | out the heathen and planted it.
Thou preparedst room before it,
And didst cause it to take deep root, / and it | filled

the land.

The hills were covered with the shadow | of it, And the boughs thereof were | like the goodly

cedars; She sent out her boughs un | to the sea, And her | branches un | to the river. Why hast thou broken down her hedges, So that all they that I pass by the way do 1 pluck

her ! The boar out of the wood doth | waste it, And the wild | beast of the field doth de , vour its Return, we beseech thee, O God of hosts ; Look down from heaven, and be | hold, and / visit

this vine; And vineyard which thy right | hand hath | planted, And the branch thou madest strong for thy self.

It is burned with fire, it is cut | down ;
They perish at the re | buke of thy | countenance,
Let thy hand be upon the man of thy | right hand,
Upon the son of man whom thou | madest | strong

for thy self.

So will we not go back from thee :
Quicken us, and we will call up on thy | nänie.
Turn us again, O Lord God of Hosts;
Cause thy face to shine, / and we shall be saved.

PSALM LXXX. 1,3-19.

24.

HOW aimable | are thy | tabernacles, 0 | Lord | - of | hosts! My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts

of the Lord; My heart and my flesh crieth out for the living

God.

Yea, the sparrow hath | found a house,
And the swallow a nest for herself, | where she may |

lay her | young,
Even thine altars, O Lord of hosts,
My King , and my God. .
Blesset are they that dwell in thy house:
They will be still | praising | thee.
Blessed is the man whose / strength is in | thee ;
In whose heart are thy ways.
They go from strength to strength;
Every one of them in Zion ap | peareth be / fore {

God.
O Lord of hosts, I hear my prayer :
Give | ear, O God of Jacob.
Behold, 0, God, our | shield;
And look upon the face of thine a | nointed.
For a day I in thy | courts
Is better than a thousand

I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my

God,

Than to | dwell in the tents of | wickedness.
For the Lord God is a | sun and a shield :
The Lord will give grace and glory,
No good thing will he with hold
From | them that I walk | uprightly.
O Lord of hosts,
Blessed is the man that trusteth in 1 thee.

PSALM LXXXIV. 1-5,7-12.

25.

LORD, thou hast been favourable un | to thy | land;
Thou hast brought back the captivity of Jacob.
Thou hast forgiven the iniquity | of thy | people :
Thou hast covered all their sin.
Turn

us, O God of our sal | vation,
And cause thine | anger | towards us to cease.
Wilt thou be angry | with us for ever!
Wilt thou draw out thine | anger to ) all gene !

rations?

Wilt thou not re | vive us a | gain,
That thy people | may rejoice in thee!
Show us thy s mercy, O Lord,
And | grant us | thy sal | vation.
I will hear what God the Lord will speak;
For he will speak peace un to his people,
And / to his / saints :
But let them not turn again to folly.

Surely his salvation is nigh them that fear him;
That glory may | dwell | in our | land.
Mercy and truth are | met to | gether ;
Righteousness and peace have kissed each other,

Truth shall spring out of the earth;
And righteousness shall look down from heaven.
Yea, the Lord shall give | thạt which is I good;
Apd our | lạnd shall | yield her | increase.
Righteousness shall go before him ;
And shall set us in the I way | of his | steps.
Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy

throne ;
Mercy and truth shall I go before thy | face.
Blessed are the people that know the joyful | sound:
They shall walk, O Lord, in the light of thy ;

countenance. In thy name shall they rejoice all the day And in thy righteousness / shall they be ex | alted.

PSALMS LXXXV. 1,2,4–13. LXXXIX. 14–16.

26.

LORD thou hast | been our | dwelling place lą | all / generations. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever

thou hadst formed the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to ever | lasting, I thou art |

God.

Thou turnest man to destruction ;
And sayest, Rę , turn, ye | children of | men.

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