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thereof, all the wicked of the earth shall wring them out, and drink them.

9. But I will declare for ever; I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.

10. All the horns of the wicked also will I cut off.

The horns of the righteous shall be exalted.

PSALM LXXVI. 144. Anthem of thanksgiving, composed by Hezekiah king of Judai,

or by Isaiah, after the miraculous defeat of the army of Sennacherib by the angel of the Lord; wlo, on the night of the arrival of that formidable prince in Judæa to invest Jerusalem, slew one hundred and eighty-five thousand men of his army; thus compelling himself and the remnant of his people to fee back to Nineveh, the capital of his empire, There he was soon after slain by two of his sons, whilst worshipping in the temple of Nisroch, 2 Kings xix, 35–37. 2 Chron, xxxii. 20—22.

To the chief Musician on Neginoth. A Psalm or Song of Asaph.' To the giver of victory. On afflictions. A Psalm or Song of


1. In Judah is God known: his name is great in Israel.

2. In Salem also is his tabernacle, and his dwelling place in Zion.

3. There brake he the arrows of the bow,

the shield, and the sword, and the battle. Selah.

4. Thou art more glorious and excellent than the mountains of prey.

5. The stouthearted are spoiled, they have slept their sleep: and none of the men of might have found their hands.

6. At thy rebuke, O God of Jacob, both the chariot and horse are cast into a dead sleep.

7. Thou, even thou, art to be feared: and who may stand in thy sight when once thou art angry?

8. Thou didst cause judgment to be heard from heaven; the earth feared, and was still,

9. When God arose to judgment, to save all. the meek of the earth. Selah.

10. Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee : the remainder of wrath shalt thou restrain.

11. Vow, and pay unto the Lord your God : let all that be round about him bring presents unto him that ought to be feared.

12. He shall cut off the spirit of princes : he is terrible to the kings of the earth.

PSALM LXXVII. 45. David wearied by a long persecution of seven years from Saul, and

by his exile amongst the heathen Philistines, composes this psalm. 1 Sam. xxvii. 7.

To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun. a Psalm of Asaph. To the giver of victory. For confession. A Psalm of gathering.

1. I CRIED unto God with my voice, even unto God with my voice; and he gave ear unto me.

2. In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: my sore ran in the night, and ceased not: my soul refused to be comforted.

3. I remembered God, and was troubled : I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. Selah.

4. Thou holdest mine eyes waking: I am so troubled that I cannot speak.

5. I have considered the days of old, the years of ancient times.

6. I call to remembrance my song in the night: I commune with mine own heart: and my spirit made diligent search.

7. Will the Lord cast off for ever? and will he be favourable no more?

8. Is his mercy clean gone for ever? doth his promise fail for evermore ?

9. Hath God forgotten to be gracious ? hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies? Selah.

10. And I said, This is my infirmity: but I will remember the years of the right hand of the most high.

11. I will remember the works of the Lord: surely I will remember thy wonders of old.

12. I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings.

13. Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary : who is so great a God as our God!

14. Thou art the God that doest wonders : thou hast declared thy strength among the people.

15. Thou hast with thine arm redeemed thy people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah.

16. The waters saw thee, O God, the waters saw thee; they were afraid : the depths also were troubled.

17. The clouds poured out water: the skies sent out a sound : thine arrows also went abroad.

18. The voice of thy thunder was in the hea. ven: the ligbtnings lightened the world : the earth trembled and shook.

19. Thy way is in the sea, and thy path in

the great waters, and thy footsteps are not known.

20. Thou leddest thy people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron.

PSALM LXXVIII. 81. Instruction of David to all his assembled people, when the sacri

fices at the transportation of the ark were terminated; when he blessed the assembly in the name of the Lord of hosts, and gave each man and woman a cake, a piece of flesh, and a flagon of wine. 2 Sam. vi. 18, 19. It would appear that David pronounced this psalm previously to the dismissal of the assembly. He speaks of the mercies of God towards their fathers, and of the humiliating remembrance of their own constant ingratitude; of the choice which God had made of the tribe of Judah to royalty, and his choice of Zion for the reception of the ark, instead of Shiloh, in the tribe of Ephraim, where it had been formerly placed in the days of Joshua,

Maschil of Asaph.
An instruction for gathering.

1. Give ear, O my people, to my law: -incline your ears to the words of my mouth.

2. I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old :

3. Which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us.

4. We will not hide them from their children, shewing to the generation to come the praises

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