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liuer llim in time of trouble.

Have mercy upon me, God, accorbiug to tl)n louing-
kinbness: accorbing unto tl)C multitube of^tl)ii tcuber mer-
cies blot out my transgressions.

Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man ? ll)C
goobness of (!?ob enbnrcti) continualln.

(> fiod, thou art my God ; early will I seek thee : my soul
thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty
land, where no water is; to see thy power and thy glory, so as I
have seen thee in the sanctuary. Because tl)!] louiug-kiubncss



is better than life, mi} lips sl)all praise tijee. Thus will I bless

thee while I live : 1 will lift up my hands in thy name. My soul
shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness ; and my mouth
shall praise thee with joyful lips : when I remember thee upon my
bod, and meditate on thee in the night watches. Because thou hast
been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.

Praise waiteth for thee, God, in Zion : and unto thee shall
the vow be performed. O thou tljcit l)eflrest prniicr, unto thee
shall all tiesh come. Iniquities ])revail against me : as for OllV

transgressions, tlion sl]alt purge tl)em aroaii. Blessed is the

man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that
he may dwell in thy courts : roc sl)aU be satisfieb U)itl) tlje
goobness of tljn l)OUSe, even of thy holy temple.

Thou crownest the year with thy goodness ; and thy paths
drop fatness. They drop upon the pastures of the wilderness : and
the little hills rejoice on every side.

O bless our God, ye people, and make the voice of his praise
to be heard : which holdeth our soul in life, and suffereth not our
feet to be moved. For thou, O God, hast proved us : thou hast
tried us, as silver is tried. Thou broughtest us into the net : thou
laidest affliction upon our loins. Thou hast caused men to ride
over our heads ; we went through fire and through water : bUt

tl)OU brougl)test ns out into a toealtl)!] place.

Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what
he hath done for my soul. I cried unto him with my mouth, and
he was extolled with my tongue. If I regard iniquity in my heart,
the Lord will not hear me : but verilv God liath heard me ; he
hath attended to the voice of my prayer. jBlesseb be (!3ob, toljicl)

Ijatl] not turncb axoavi mn prajicr, nor l)is mercgjfrom me.

A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God
in his holy habitation.

The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of
angels: the Lord is among them, as in Sinai, in the holy place.
Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive : thou
hast received gifts for men ; nea, for tl)e rebellious also, that the
Lord (rod miffht dwell amonijf them.

Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even
the God of our salvation. Selah.

Hear me, Lord ; for tlin louing-Kiubness is goob : turn
unto me according to the multitude of thy tender mercies. And hide
not thy face from thy servant ; for I am in trouble : hear me speedily.

Your heart shall live that seek God. For the Lord heareth
the poor, and despiseth not his prisoners.

My mouth shall shew forth thv I'ighteousnoss and thy salvation

all the day, for J[ knou) not tl)e numbers thereof.

Ps. Ixv. 1-4.

Ixv. 11, 12.

Ixvi. 8-12.

Ixvi. 1(5-20.

Ps. Ixviii. 5.

Ixviii. 17-19.

Ixix. 10, 17.

Ixix. 32, 33.

Ps. Ixxi. 15.




Ixxxiv. 9-12.

Ixxxvi. 4. 5.


xci. 14- IG.

xcviii. 1-4.

xcix. 0-t*.

When he slew them, then they sought him : and they re-
turned and inquired early after God. And they remembered that
God was their Kock, and the high God their Redeemer. Nevertheless
they did flatter him with their mouth, and they lied unto him with
their tongues. For their heart was not right with him, neither were
they steadfast in his covenant. But he, being full of compassion,
forgave tlieir iniquity, and destroyed them not : iicrt, mnUT) U time

turncb l)c !)is anger aroaii, anb biD not stir np all Ijis'ujratl).

Fur he remembered that they were but flesh ; a wind that passeth
away, and cometh not again. How ofl did they provoke him in
the wilderness, and grieve him in the desert !

Behold, O God our shield, and look upon the face of thine
anointed. For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I
had rather be a door-keeper in the house of my God, than to dwell
in the tents of wickedness. For the Lord God is a SUn anb
sl)iclb ; the Lord will give grace and glory ; no good thing will
he withhold from them that walk uprightly.

Lord of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.

Rejoice the soul of thy servant : for unto thee, Lord, do I
lift up my soul. For thou. Lord, art good, and ready to forgive;
and plcntCOUG in mcrcn unto all them that call upon thee.

1 will praise thee, Lord my God, with all my heart : and I
will glorify thy name forevermore. For great is thy mercy toward
me : and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell. God,
the pi'oud are risen against me, and the assemblies of violent men
have sought after my soul ; and have not set thee before them.

But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, anb gracious,
long-suffering, onb plenteous in mercn anb trutl).

Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver
him : I will set him on high, because he hath known my name,
lie shall call upon me, and I will answer him : I will be with him
in trouble ; I will deliver him, and honour him
will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.

sing unto the Lord a new song: for he hath done marvel-
lous things : |)is ingl]t l)anb anb l}is Ijoln arm IjatI) gotten l)im

tl)e uictorj). The Lord hatii made known his salvation : his right-
eousness hath he openly shewed in the sight of the heathen. He
hath remembered his mercy and liis truth toward the house of
Israel ; all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth ; make a loud noise,
and rejoice, and sing praise.

Moses and Aaron among his priests, and Samuel among them
that call upon his name ; they called upon the Lord, and he an-
swered them. He spake unto them in the cloudy pillar : they kept
his tt'stinionies, and the ordinance that he gave them. Thou an-
sweredst th(;m, O Lord our God; tl)OU toast a (*3ob tl}at

With long life



fogiuicst tl)cm, tijougl) tl)ou tookcst ucngcnncc of tl)cir in-

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the
Lord with gladness : come before his presence with singing. Know
ye that the Loj'd he is God : it is he that hath made us, and not
we ourselves ; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. En-
ter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise :
be thaidvful unto him, and bless his name, i^or tl)C Covb is QOOb ;

l)is mcrci] is cucilasting ; onb I/is trnti) cuburcti) to all gen-

He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise
their prayer. This shall be written for the generation to come :
and the people which shall be created shall praise the Lord. For
he hath looked down from the height of his sanctuary ; from l)Cnucn

bib tl)C Corb bcljolb tl)c carti); to l)car tl)c groaning of tl)c

prisoner; to loose those that are appointed to death.

Bless the Lord, O my soul : and all that is within me, bless his
holy name, l^less the Lonl, <_) my soul, and foi'get not ail his benefits :

u)l}0 forgincti) all tl)ine iniquities ; rolio Ijealetl) all tl)n bis-
eases ; ral)0 rcbeemcti) tljij life from bestruction; u)l)0 crownetl)
tljee roitli loning-kinbucss anb tenber 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,
slott) to an^er, ^uid plenteous in mercy. He will not always chide ;
neither will he keep his anger forever. He hath not dealt with us
after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iiii(|uities. i^or

as tlie lieanen is Ijigl) aboue tl)e cartl), so great is l}is mercn to-

tnarb tl)em tl)at fear i)im. As far as the east is from the west, so
far hath he removed our transgressions from us. ilike as (I futljer

pitietl) liis cl)ilbrcn, so tlje £orb pitietl) tl)em tl)at fear l)im.

For he knoweLli our frame ; he remembereth that we are dust. As
for man, his days are as grass : as a flower of the field, so he flour-
isheth. For the wiml passeth over it, and it is gone ; and the
place thereof shall know it no more. But the mercy 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.

The Lord hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his
kingdom ruleth over all. Bless the Lord, ye his angels, that excel
in streno-th, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice
of his word, liless ye the Lord, all ye his hosts ; ye ministei's of
his, that do his pleasure. Bless the Lord, all his works in all
places of his dominion : bless the Lord, my soul.

Praise ye the Lord. O give thanks unto the Lord ; for he is
good: for l)is mercn enburellj foreycr.

Psalm c.

Ps. cii. 17-20.

Psalm ciii.

Psalm cvi. 1.

cvi. 41^8.

Ps. cvii. 1-2-2.


He gave them into the hand of the lieathen ; and they that hated
them ruled over them. Their enemies also oppressed them, and
they were brought into subjection under their hand. Many times
did he deliver tlieni ; but they provoked him with their counsel ;
and were brought low for their iniquity. Ncticrtl)clcss l)C rc-

garbcb tljcir affliction, toljen l}C Ijcnrb their cvn : and he remem-
bered for them his covenant, a\\b rcpcutcb occorbiug to tl)c mul-

titube of l)is tnetcic3. He made them also to be pitied of all
those that carried them captives.

Save us, O Lord our God, and gather us from among the
heathen, to give thanks unto thy holy name, and to triumph in thy
praise. Blessed be the Lord God of Israel from everlasting to ever-
lasting : and let all the people say, Amen. Praise ye the Lord.

give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good : for his mercy
endureth forever. £ct tl)e vcbccmcb of tl)C l!orb san SO, roliom
l)e l)atl) rcbccmcb from tl)C Ijnnb of tlie cncmn; and gathered
them out of the lands, from the east, and from the west, from the
north, and from the south. They wandered in the wilderness in a
soHtary way; they found no city to dwell in. Hungry and thirsty,
their soul fainted in them. Then they cried unto the Lord in their
trouble, and he delivered them out of their distresses. And he led
them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city of hab-
itation. Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and
for his wonderful works to the children of men ! For he satisfieth
the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.

Such as sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, being
bound in affliction and iron ; because they rebelled against the
words of God, and contemned the counsel of the Most High : there-
fore he brought down their heart with labour ; they fell down, and
there was none to help. Then they cried unto the Lord in their
trouble, and he saved them out of their distresses. He brought
them out of darkness and the shado"w of death, and brake their
bands in sunder. Oh that men would praise the Lord for his good-
ness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men ! For he
hath broken the gates of brass, and cut the bars of iron in sunder.

Fools, because of their transgression, and because of their in-
iquities are afflicted. Their soul abhorreth all manner of meat;
and they draw near unto the gates of death. Then they cry unto
the Lord in their trouble, and he saveth them out of their dis-
tresses. He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them
from their destructions. Oh that men would praise the Lord for
his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men !
And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare
liis works with rejoicing.

1 will praise thee, O Lord, among the people : and T will sing
praises unto thee among the nations, i^or tl)!} tltcrrjl is great
abouc tl)C l)canens: and thy truth reacheth unto the clouds.



I will greatly praise the Lord with my inouth ; yea, I will
praise him among the multitude. £ox l)C sl)all Stailb at tl)C rigljt
\]a\xb of tl)C poor, to snuc l)im from tljosc lljiU roubcmn l)is

Not unto us, Lord, not unto us, bttt uiUo tl)n name gioc

glorn, for thy mercy, and for thy truth's sake.

I love the Lord, because l)e l)atl) l)carb mn noice anb mn

supplications. Because he hath inchned his ear unto me, therefoi-e
will 1 call upon him as long as I live. The sorrows of death com-
passed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me : I found trouble
and sorrow. Then called I upon the name of the Lord ; O Lord, I
beseech thee, deliver my soul. Gracious is the Lord, and righteous ;
|iea, our ©ob is merciful. The Lord preserveth the simple: I
was brought low, and he helped me. Return unto thy rest, O my
soul ; for the Lord hath dealt bountifully with thee. For thou hast
delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and ray feet
from falling.

praise the Lord, all ye nations ; praise him, all ye people.
For his merciful kindness is great toward us : and the truth of the
Lord endureth forever. Praise ye the Lord.

give thanks unto the Lord ; for l)e is goob : for l]is mercn
enburetl) foreuer.

It is o-ood for me that I have been afflicted ; that I mio-ht learn
thy statutes. The law of thy inouth is better unto me than thous-
ands of gold and silver. Thy hands have made me and fashioned
me : give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.
They that fear thee will be glad when they see me; because I have

hoped in thy word. J knou), (£> £orb, tljat t\]\) fubgments are
rigl)t, anb tljat tl)ou in faitl)fulness Ijast afQicteb me. Let, I

pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to
thy word unto thy servant. Let tl)Jl teuber mercies come unto
me, that I may live : for thy law is my delight.

Great are thy tender mercies, O Lord : quicken me according
to thy judgments.

As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, go tl)e C-Orb is
rounb about l)is people from henceforth even forever.

If thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall

stand? JBut tljere IS forgiueuess toiti) tljee, that thou mayest
be feared.

Let Israel hope in tlie Lord : for with the Lord tha*e is mercy,
and with him is plenteous redemption.

1 know that the Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted,
and the right of the poor.

I will extol thee, my God, O King : and I will bless thy name
forever and ever. Every day will I bless thee ; and I will praise


cix. ;w), :n.

Ps. cxv. 1.

Ps. cxvl. 1-8.

Psalm cxvii.

Ps. cxviii.29.

cxix. 71-77.

Ps. cxix. 156.

Ps. cxxv. 9:

Ps. cxxx. 3, 4.

Ps. cxxx. 7.

Ps. cxl. 12.

cxlv. 1-12.




Psalm cxlvi

cxlvii. 1-3.

Sol. Song
ii. 1-4.

Is. i. 18, 19.

Is. iii. 13-15.

thy name forever and ever. Great is the Lord, and greatly to be
praised ; and his greatness is unsearcliable. One generation shall
praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts. I
will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy won-
drous works. And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible
acts : and I will declare thy greatness. They shall abundantly utter
the memory of thy great goodness, and shall sing of thy righteous-
ness. The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion ; slow to anger,
and of great mercy. The Lord is good to all : and his tender
mercies are over all his works. All thy works shall praise thee, O
Lord; and thy saints shall bless thee. They shall speak of the
glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power ; to make known to
the sons of men his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of his

Praise ye the Lord, Praise the Lord, O my soul. AVhile I
live will I praise the Lord : I will sing praises unto my God while
I have any being. Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of
man, in whom there is no help. His breath goeth forth, he return-
eth to his earth ; in that very day his thoughts perish. Happy is
he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the
Lord his God : which made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that
therein is: which keepeth truth forever: which executeth judgment
for the oppressed ; which giveth food to the hungry. (|[|)c €orb
loosctl) t\)c prisoners : tl)c Corb opcncti) tl)c cncs of tl)c blinS :
tlic £orb raiscti) tl)cm tijat arc boracb boron :~tl)c £or5 louctl)
tl)c rig!)tcous : tl)c £orb prcscructl) tl)c strangers; \)c rclico-
Ctll tifc filtljcrlcss anb roiborci : but the way of the wicked he
turneth ujiside down. The Lord shall reign forever, even thy God,
O Zioii, unto all generations. Praise ye the Lord.

Praise ye the Lord ; for it is good to sing praises unto our God ;
for it is pleasant; and praise is comely. The Lord doth build up
Jorusalom : he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel, i^c l)Cal-

ctl) tl)c broken in l)cart, a\\b binbetl) np tijeir mounbs.

I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys. As the
lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters.

As the apple-tree among the trees of the wood, so is my be-
loved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great
delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste. He brought me to the

haiKjueting house, anb l)is banner oucr me toas loue.

Cdhio now, and let us reasou together, saitli the Li)rd : tljOUgl)

jiionr sins be as scarlet, tijen s!)all be as vo\)'\U as snoui;
I tljougl) tl)eii be reb like crimson, tljen sljall be as roool. If
I ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the laud.

The Lord standeth up to plead, and standi-th to judge tlie
people. The Lord will enter into judgment with the ancients of
j his people, and the piinces thereof: for ye have eaten up the vine-
yard ; the spoil of the poor is in your houses. What mean ye that



ye beat my people to pieces, a\\b grittb tl)C faccs of tl)C poor?
saith the Lord God of hosts.

In that day there shall be a root of Jesse, -which shall stand
for an ensign of the people ; to it shall the Gentiles seek : and his

rest shall be glorious And in that day thou shalt

say, O Lord, I will praise thee : tijongli tliou ujast nngvn will) mc,
tl)inc anger is turneb aroaj], anb'tljou comfortcbst mc. Be-
hold, God is my salvation ; 1 will trust, and not be afraid : for the
Lord JEHOVAH is my strength and my song ; he also is become
my salvation.

O Lord, thou art ray God ; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy
name ; for thou hast done wonderful things ; thy counsels of old
are faithfulness and truth. For thou hast made of a city an heap ;
of a defenced city a ruin ; a palace of strangers to be no cit}' ; it
shall never be built. Therefore shall the strong people glorify
thee, the city of the terrible nations shall fear thee, i^or tl)OU l)OSt
been a strcngtl) to tl)e poor, a strrngtl) to tlje nccbn in
I)i6 bistress/a refuge from tl)e storm/a sljabom from tl)c
Ijcat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against
the wall. Thou shalt bring down the noise of strangers, as the
heat in a dry place ; evert the heat with the shadow of a cloud :
the branch of the terrible ones shall be brought low.

xVnd in this mountain shall the Lord of hosts make unto all
people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees ; of fat
things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined. And he
will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all
people, and the vail that is spread over all nations. {^c loiU

sroallotD up beoti) in uictorn; an\i tl)c £orb (J5ob toill roipe
UtDilJ} tears from off all faces ; and the rebuke of his people
shall he take away from oil" all the earth : for the Lord hath spoken it.

In that day sing ye unto her, A vineyard of red wine. I the
Lord do keep it ; I will water it every moment : lest any hurt it,
I will keep it night and day. Fury is not in me : who would set
the briers and thorns amiinst me in battle ? I would gi) through
them, I would burn them together. (Dr let l)im take [)o[b of mil

Strcngtl), tl)at Ijeman make peace roitl) mc, anb l)e sl)aU make
peace mil] mc.

He shall cause them that come of Jacob to take root : Is-
rael shall blossom and bud, and fill the face of the world with fruit.

And therefore will the Lord roait, tl)at [)c man be gracious

unto nou, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy
upon you: for the Lord is a God of judgment: blessed are all
they that wait for him. For the people shall dwell in Zion at
Jerusalem : tl)ou sl}alt roccp no morc : l)c roill be nern gracious
unto tlicc at tl)e noice of tljji crn ; roljcn l)c sl)aU l)caf il, Ijc roill
onstDcr tl)cc.

Behold, a King shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall


xi. 10,

xii. 1, i.

Is. XXV. 1-8.

Is. xxvii.2-6.

XXX. IS, 19.

Is. xxxii. 1, 2.



Is. xl. 1, 2.

Is. xl. 9-11.

Is. xli. 8-18.

Is. Xliii. l-'l.

rule in judgment, '^.u'b a man sl)all bc as an !)iL)ing-placc from
tl)c U3inb, anb a coucrt from tl)c tempest ; as rioers of toater
in a bx\) place, as tl)e sljabou) of a great rock in atocarn lanir.

(jlomfort Be, comfort 2e mti people, saiti) nonr (Sob.

Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, aiul cry unto her, that her war-
fare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned : for she hath
received of the Lord's hand double for all her sins.

Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high
mountain : O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift up thy
voice with strength ; lift it up, be not afraid ; say unto the cities
of Judah, Behold your God ! Behold the Lord God will come
with strong hand, and his arm shall rule for him : behold. Ins
reward is with him, and his woi-k before him. ■j^c sl]all feeb l)is

flock like a sliepl)erb : l)e sljall gatl)er tl)e lambs ujiti) l)is arm,
anb carrn tl)em in l)is bosom, anb sljall gentln leab tl)Ose
tijat are toitl) nonng.

But thou, Israel, art my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen,
the seed of Abraham my friend. Thou whom I have taken from
the ends of the earth, and called thee from the chief men thereof,
and said unto thee, Thou art my servant •,. I have chosen thee, and
not cast thee away.

i^ear tl)on not ; for J amtoitl) tl)cc : be notbismaneb; for

Jf am tl)J] ©ob : I will strengthen thee ; yea, I will help thee ; yea,
I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. Be-
hold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and
confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive with
thee shall perish. Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find them,
even them that contended with thee : they that war against thee
shall be as nothing, and as a thing of nought. For I the Lord thy God
will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not ; I will help thee.
i^ear not, tljOU tOOrm Jiacob, and ye men of Israel; I will
help thee, saitli the Lord, and thy i-edeemer, the Holy One of Israel.
Behold, I will make thee a new sharp threshing instrument having
teeth : thou shalt thresh the mountains, and beat them small, and
shalt make the hills as chaff. Thou shalt fan them, and the wind
shall carry them away, and the whirlwind shall scatter them: and
thou shalt rejoice in the Lord, and shalt glory in the lloly One of
Israel. When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none,
and their tongue faileth for thirst, J tl)e llorb toiU Ijear tl)em, 3

tl]e ©ob of Jsrael toill not forsake tljem. 1 will open rivers in

high places, and fountains in the midst of the valleys : I will make
the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry laud springs of water.

r>ut now thus saith the Lord that created thee, O Jacob, and
he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not : for 1 have redcomod thee,
I have called thee by thy name ; thou art mine. lDI)cn tijon
pasGcst tljrongl) tl)c waters, 3 mill be luitl) tljee ; and through

the rivers, they .shall iiol overflow thee : when thou walkest through

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