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fatlings, with the incense of rams; I will offer bullocks with goats. Selab.
16. Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what he hath done for my soul.
17. I cried unto him with my mouth, and he was extolled with my tongue.
18. Jf I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me :
19. But verily God hath heard me, he hath attended to the voice of my prayer.
20. Blessed be God, which hath not turned away my prayer, nor his mercy from me.
PSALM LXVII. 129. Prayer of David, on the drought and famine which desolated the
land for three years, on account of the conduct of the house of Saul to the Gibeonites. 2 Sam. xxi. 1-14.
To the chief Musician on Neginoth. A Psalm or Song. To the giver of victory over afflictions. A Psalm or Song. 1 King. 2 Response by the priest. 3, 4, 5 Chorus of king, priests,
and people. 6, 7 King. 1. God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine upon us. Selah.
2. That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations.
3. Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.
4. O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for thou shalt judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. Selah..
5. Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.
6. Then shall the earth yield her increase ; and God, even our own God, shall bless us.
7. God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear bim. .
PSALM LXVIII. 67. Anthem of praise and prayer, to be sung the moment the ark was
raised from its resting place, in the house of Abipadab, at Kirjath Jearim; and which was continued antiphonally during the march. This anthem consists of three parts: the first, comprising three verses, is an awful denunciation to the enemies of God, and an encouragement to his children. The second, beginning at the fourth verse and ending at the twenty-eighth, is a thanksgiving and commemoration of the goodness and mercies of God; and appears to have been performed by the priests and levites alone, since it is an address to the people. The third part, from the twenty. eighth verse to the end, is a chorus of prayer and praise, calling on all the nations of the earth to praise the Lord. I Chron. xvi. 37-43.
To tlie chief Musician A Psalm or Song of David.
1. Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate him flee before him.
2. As smoke is driven away, so drive them away: as wax melteth before the fire, so let the wicked perish in the presence of God.
3. But let the righteous be glad: let them rejoice before God: yea, let them exceedingly rejoice.
4. Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his Dame JAH, and rejoice before him.
5. A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation.
6. God setteth the solitary in families: he bringeth out those which are bound with chains: but the rebellious dwell in a dry land.
7. O God, when thou wentest forth before thy people, when thou didst march through the wilderness ; Selah:
8. The earth shook, the heavens also dropped at the presence of God: eden Sinai itself was moved at the presence of God, the God of Israel.
9. Thou, O God, didst send a plentiful rain, whereby thou didst confirm thine inheritance, when it was weary.
10. Thy congregation hath dwelt therein : thou, O God, hast prepared of thy-goodness for the poor.
11. The Lord gave the word : great was the company of those that published it.,
12. Kings of armies did flee a pace : and she that tarried at home divided the spoil.
13. Though ye have lien among the pots, yet. shall ye be as the wings of a dove covered with silver, and her feathers with yellow gold.
14. When the Almighty scattered kings in it, it was white as snow in Salmon.
15. The hill of God is as the hill of Bashad; an high hill as the hill of Bashan!
16. Why leap ye, ye high hills ? this is the hill which God desireth to dwell in ; yea, the Lord will dwell in it for ever.
17. The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of angels: the Lord is among them, as in Sinai, in the holy place.
18. Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive : thou hast received gifts for men ; yea, for the rebellious also, that the Lord God might dwell among them..
19. Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.
20. He that is our God is the God of salvation ; and unto God the Lord belong the issues from death..
· 21. But God shall wound the head of his enemies, and the hairy scalp of such an one as goeth on still in his trespasses.
22. The Lord said, I will bring again from Bashan, I will bring my people again from the depths of the sea :
23. That thy foot may be dipped in the blood of thine enemies, and the tongue of thy dogs in the same.
24. They have seen thy goings, O God;'epen the goings of my God, my King, in the sanctuary.
25. The singers went before, the players on instruments followed after; among them were the damsels playing with timbrels.
26. Bless ye God in the congregations, even the Lord, from the fountain of Israel.
27. There is little Benjamin with their ruler, the princes of Judah and their council, the princes of Zebulan, and the princes of Naphtali.
28. Thy God hath commanded thy strength: strengthen, () God, that which thou hast wrought for us.
29. Because of thy temple at Jerusalem shall kings bring presents unto thee.
30. Rebuke the company of spearmen, the multitude of the bulls, with the calves of the