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round about thee? Thou rulest the raging of the sea : when the waves thereof arise, thou stillest them. Thou hast scattered thine enemies with thy strong arm.

The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine: as for the world and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded them. The north and the south thou hast created them. Thou hast a mighty arm : strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand. Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne : mercy and truth shall go before thy face. Blessed is 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 exalted. For thou art the glory of their strength: and in thy favour our horn shall be exalted. For the Lord is our defence; and the Holy One of Israel is our king : blessed be the Lord for evermore. Amen, and amen.—Ps. lxxxix. 1, &c.

It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O Most High: to show forth thy loving-kindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night, for thou, Lord, hast made me glad through thy work: I will triumph in the works of thy hands. O Lord, how great are thy works ! and thy thoughts are very deep. Thou, Lord, art most high for evermore.- -Ps. xcii. 1.

The Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. In his hand are the deep places of the earth : the strength of the hills is his also. The sea is his, and he made it : and his hands formed the dry land.—Ps. xcv. 3.

Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad ; let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof. Let the field be joyful, and all that is therein : then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice before the Lord : for he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth. He shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with his truth.Ps. xcvi. 11.

Thou, Lord, art high above all the earth : thou art exalted far above all gods.— Ps. xcvii. 9.

The Lord is good ; his mercy is everlasting : and his truth endureth to all generations.--Ps.

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Bless the Lord, O my soul : and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits : who forgiveth all thine iniquities ; who healeth all thy diseases ; who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with loving

kindness and tender mercies ; who satisfieth thy mouth with good things ; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's. The Lord executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed. He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel. The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.

He will not always chide : neither will he keep his anger for ever. He hath not dealt with us after our sins ; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear Him. As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us. father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear Him. For He knoweth our frame ; He remembereth that we are dust. As for man, his days are as grass : as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth. For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone ; and the place thereof shall know it no more. of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear Him, and his righteousness unto children's children ; to such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them.

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pared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all. Bless the Lord, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word. Bless ye the Lord, all ye his hosts ; ye ministers of his that do his pleasure. Bless the Lord, all his works in all places of his dominion: bless the Lord, O my soul.-Ps. ciii. 1, &c.

Bless the Lord, O my soul. O Lord my God, thou art very great ; thou art clothed with majesty and honour. Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment. Thou makest the darkness, and it is night : wherein all the beasts of the forest do creep forth. The young

lions roar after their prey, and seek their meat from God. The sun ariseth, they gather themselves together, and lay them down in their dens. Man goeth forth unto his work and to his labour until the evening. O Lord, how manifold are thy works ! in wisdom hast thou made them all : the earth is full of thy riches. So is this great and wide sea, wherein are things creeping innumerable, both small and great beasts. There go the ships : there is that leviathan, whom thou hast made to play therein. These wait all upon thee; that thou mayest give them their meat in due season. That thou givest them they gather : thou openest thy hand, they are filled with good. Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled : thou takest

away their breath, they die, and return to their dust. Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created : and thou renewest the face of the earth. Bless thou the Lord, O my soul.-Ps. civ. 1, &c.

Blessed be the Lord God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting : and let all the people say, Amen.-Ps. cvi. 48.

I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people : and I will sing praises unto thee among the nations. For thy mercy is great above the heavens : and thy truth reacheth unto the clouds.-Ps. cviii. 3.

Blessed be the name of the Lord from this time forth and for evermore.-Ps. cxiii. 2.

Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth's sake.—Ps. cxv.

Thy name, O Lord, endureth for ever ; and thy memorial, O Lord, throughout all generations.Ps. cxxxy. 13.

O Lord, thou hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. Thou compassest my path and my lying down,

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