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Thou openest thine hand, they are filled with good. 7. Thou hidest thy | face, they are troubled ;

Thou takest away their breath, they die, and return to 8. Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created :

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5. The mountains melted like wax at the presence of JEHOVAH,

At the presence of the Lord of all the earth. 6. The heavens declare his righteousness,

And all the people see his glory.
7. Zion | heard, and was glad;
And the daughters of Judah rejoiced because of thy | judg-

ments, O JEHOVAH.
8. For thou, O Jehovah, art high above | all the earth :
Thou art exalted | far above all gods.

SELECTION 62. [Ps. civ. 24.] 1. How manifold are thy works, O JEHOVAH:

In wisdom | hast thou made them all :
2. The earth is full of thy riches:

So is this great and wide sea :
3. Wherein are creeping | things without number,

Both | small and great beasts.
4. There go the ships, and that leviathan,

Which thou hast | made to play therein.
5. These wait | all upon thee;

That thou mayest | give their meat in its season. 6. Thou givest them, they gather:

their dust.

And thou renewest the face of the ground.

CHANT 23.

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SELECTION 63. [Ps. xlviii.] 1. Great is JEHOVAH, and greatly | to be praised,

In the city of our God, the mountain of his holiness 2. Beautiful for situation,

The joy of all the earth is mount Zion. 3. We have thought of thy | kindness, O God,

In the midst of thy temple. 4. As thy | name, O GOD,

So is thy | praise to the ends of the earth. 5. Let mount | Zion rejoice, Let the daughters of Judah be glad, because of thy judg.

ments. 6. Walk about Zion, and go round about her:

Tell | ye the towers thereof. 7. Mark ye well her bulwarks, consider her palaces;

That ye may tell it to the generation following. 8. For this GoD is our God for ever and ever :

He will be our guide unto death.

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SELECTION 64. [Ps. Ixv. 9.] 1. Thou dost visit the į earth, and water it : Thou greatly enrichest it with the river of God, which is

full of water : 2. Thou pre parest them corn,

When thou hast | so provided for it. 3. Thou waterest the ridges there of abundantly:

Thou | settlest the furrows thereof:

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4. Thou makest it | soft with showers :

Thou blessest the springing thereof.
5. Thou crownest the year with thy goodness ;

And thy | footsteps do drop fatness.
6. They drop upon the pastures of the wilderness:

And the little hills reljoice on every side.
7. The pastures are clothed with flocks;

The valleys also are covered over with corn;
8. They shout for joy,
Yea, they do also sing.
SELECTION 65.

[Is. lii. 7.] 1. How beautiful up on the mountains

Are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, 2. That proclaimeth peace;

That I bringeth good tidings of good; 3. 'That doth | publish salvation;

That saith to Zion, Thy God reigneth! 4. Thy watchmen shall lift | up the voice :

With the voice to gether shall they sing. 5. For they shall see eye to eye,

When JEHOVAH shall bring again Zion. 6. Break forth into joy:

Sing together, ye waste places of Jerusalem.
7. For Jehovah hath comforted his people;

He hath redeemed Jerusalem.
8. JEHOVAH hath made bare his holy arm,

In the eyes of all the nations.
9. And all the ends of the earth

Shall see the salvation of our God.

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SELECTION 66.

[Ps. viii.] 1. O JEHOVAH, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in ) all

the earth! Who hast set thy | glory above the heavens. 2. Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained

strength because of thine enemies, To put to silence the enemy and the avenger. 3. When I behold thy heavens, the work of thy fingers,

The moon and the stars which thou hast ordained ; 4. What is man, that thou art | mindful of him ?

And the son of | man, that thou visitest him? 5. For thou madest him a little lower | than the angels,

And hast crowned | him with glory and honor. 6. Thou hast made him to rule over the works of thy hands;

Thou hast put | all things under his feet : 7. Flocks and oxen | all of them,

And also the beasts of the field : 8. Birds of the heavens, and fishes of the sea,

And whatever passeth | through the paths of the seas. 9. O Je|hovah our Lord,

How excellent is thy name in all the earth!

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SELEC ION 67.

[Ps. Ixvi. 81 1. O bless our | God, ye people,

And make the voice of his praise to be heard · 2. Who holdeth our soul in life,

And suffereth | not our feet to be moved. 3. I will go into thy house with burnt-offerings :

I will pay to thee my vows,

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4. Which my | lips have uttered,

And my mouth hath spoken, when I was in trouble. 5. Come and hear, all | ye that fear God,

4And I will declare what he hath done for my soul. 6. I cried unto him with my mouth,

And he was extolled with my tongue.
7. If I regard iniquity | in my heart,

JE|Hovah will not hear :
8. But verily God hath heard ;

He hath attended to the voice of my prayer.
9. Blessed be God, who hath not turned a way my prayer,
Nor | yet his mercy from me.
SELECTION 68.

[Ps. xcii.]
1. It is good to give thanks to Jehovah,

And to sing praises unto thy | name, Ó thou Most High:
2. To show forth thy kindness in the morning,

And thy faithfulness in the nights,
3. Upon an instrument of ten strings, and up on the psaltery;
With melody on the harp.

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4. For thou, O JEHovah, hast made me glad through thy

I will triumph | in the works of thy hands.
5. The righteous shall flourish like the palm-tree :

He shall | grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
6. Those that be planted in the house of JEHOVAH

Shall flourish in the courts of our God.
7. They shall still bring forth | fruit in old age;

They shall be fat and flourishing ;
8. To show that Jehovah | is upright;

My rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.

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