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in the city of David. 2 Sam. v. 11. and 1 Chron. xi. 7. and afterwards for Solomon and his workmen on building
the Temple. 1 Chron. xxii. 1-19. Psalm 60. CXLVII. (Verses 12 to the end.)
Thanksgiving of David on the completion of his edifices in Zion and Jerusalem.
SECTION IV. Psalms of David after God had revealed to him that Mount Zion was the place he had chosen for his sanctuary; after the ark had remained three hundred and twenty-eight years at Shiloh ; six months with the Philistines ; and seventy years at Kirjath Jearim, a city of the tribe of Judah, in the house of a levite called Abinadab. Psalm 61. LXXXVII. Eulogium on the city
and mountain of Zion. Psalm 62. CXXV. Instruction of David to his
people, whilst the tabernacle was preparing in Mount Zion for the reception
of the ark. 1 Chron. xv. 1. Psalm 63. CXXVIII. Second Psalm of instruc.
tion, on the finishing of the tabernacle for the reception of the ark, i Chron.
xv. 1. Psalm 64. XV. Prayer to God, and instruction to the priests and levites called to reside in Mount Zion, to minister in holy things in the tabernacle David had just completed. I Chron. xv. i.
CLASS V. Psalms of commemoration and others, composed by David on the removal of the ark from Kirjath Jearim to Jerusalem, into the tabernacle he had erected for it on Mount Zion. Year of the world 2959. Of David's age 40. Before Christ 1047.
SECTION 1. Anthem composed by David, to be sung previously to the removal of the ark. Psalm 65. XCV. Invitation to all Israel to
assist at the ceremony of the removal of the ark from Kirjath Jearim to the tabernacle David had erected to receive it at Mount Zion. 1 Chron. xiii.
1-6. Psalm 66. CXXII. Anthem of thanksgiving,
for the use of the Israelites who went up to Jerusalem, to witness the ceremony of installing the ark in the tabernacle erected for its reception at Mount Zion. 1 Chron. xiii. 1-6.
SECTION II. Psalms composed by David to be sung during the march of the sacerdotal procession, bearing the ark from Kirjath Jearim to Jerusalem. Psalm 67. LXVIII. Noble anthem of praise, in
three parts, sung at the taking up of the ark froni its resting place in Kirjath
Jearim, and beginning its procession. Psalm 68. CV. Anthem sung, during the trans
portation of the ark from Kirjath Jearim to Jerusalem, by Asaph and his
brethren. I Chron. xvi. 7–36. Psalm 69. CVI. Another anthem of praise, to
be sung during the transportation of the ark from Kirjath Jearim to Jeru
salem. 1 Chron. xvi. 37–43. Psalm 70. CVII. Another psalm sung antipho
nally, during the procession of the ark from Kirjath Jearim to Jerusalem.
1 Chron. xvi. 37–43. Psalm 71. CXIV. and CXV. Psalm and anthem
of praise, on the procession of the ark; to be sung on its bearers first setting foot on the territory of the tribe of Judah, and meeting the multitudes from Jerusalem. Those accompanying the ark singing CXIV.; those meeting it replying by CXV.
SECTION III. Psalms composed by David to be sung when the ark entered Jerusalem, and being carried up Mount Zion, entered the tabernacle; and was at last deposited in the sanctuary. Psalm 72. XXIV. Anthem performed when the
heads of the gates of the city of Jerusalem were lifted up to receive the ark; when the multitude, accompanied by the priests, levites bearing it, and those who were ceremonially clean, and the hosts of Israel, it began to
ascend the holy hill of Mount Zion. Psalm 73. CXI. Anthem of praise, composed
and sung by David himself, as king of Israel, when the ark arrived upon
Mount Zion. Psalm 74. C. Full chorus of thanksgiving and
praise, when the ark, borne by the priests and levites, at length crossed the threshold, and entered the court of the tabernacle in presence of all Israel, and of all the strangers within the
gates. Psalm 75. XLVII. Noble anthem of praise,
when the ark being entered into the tabernacle, was deposited in the sanc
tuary, amidst the clangor of trumpets and the shouts of the people.
SECTION IV. Psalms composed by David, and sung after the ark was placed in the sanctuary of the tabernacle erected for it by David upon Mount Zion, and during the offerings of sacrifice and burnt offering which were then offered by Israel as a thanksgiving. 2 Sam. vi. 17-19. Psalm 76. XCIII. Psalm of thanksgiving on
the majesty of the reign of God, and
the holiness which becomes his house. Psalm 77. XCVI. Psalm of invitation to all
Israel, and all the earth, to praise God for his numerous benefits. I Chron.
xvi. 23–33. Psalm 78. XCVII. Anthem declaring the su
preme majesty of God, calling on all nations to worship and bow down before him, and to renounce idolatry for
ever. Psalm 79. XCVIII. Anthem on the same sub
ject, inviting Israel and all the earth
to praise God for all his benefits. Psalm 80. XCIX. Anthem declaring the su
preme majesty and holiness of God, and the holiness required of his worshippers.