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thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth.

4. The Lord hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.

5. The Lord at thy right hand shall strike through kings in the day of his wrath. . 6. He shall judge among the heathen, he shall fill the places with the dead bodies; he shall wound the heads over many countries.

7. He shall drink of the brook in the way: therefore shall he lift up the head.

PSALM CXI. 73. Anthem of praise, composed and sung by David himself, as king of

Israel, when the ark arrived upon Mount Zion, (2 Sam. vi. 12—19.) on its transportation from Kirjath Jearim to Jerusalem.

1. PRAISE ye the Lord.

I will praise the Lord with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the con. gregation.

2. The works of the Lord are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.

3. His work is honourable and glorious : aud his righteousness endureth for ever.

4. He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered : the Lord is gracious and full of compassion,

5. He hath given meat to them that fear him: he will ever be mindful of his covenant.

6. He hath shewed his people the power of his works, that he may give them the heritage of the heathen.

7. The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure.

8. They stand fast for ever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness.

9. He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is his name.

10. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.

PSALM CXII. 123. Eulogium, composed by David on Barzillai the Gileadite, who had

so generously assisted him in his extreme distress at Mahanaim; and who now came to congratulate him on liis victory over Absalom. 2 Sam. xvii. 27-29. and xix, 31-39.

1. PRAISE ye the Lord.

Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, that delighteth greatly in his commandments.

2. His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed.

3. Wealth and riches shall be in his house : and his righteousness endureth for ever.

4. Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous..

5. A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth: he will guide bis affairs with discretion.

6. Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance.

7. He shall not be afraid of evil tidings; his heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord.

8. His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, until he see his desire upon his enemies.

9. He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor ; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour. · 10. The wicked shall see it, and be grieved; he shall goash with his teeth, and melt away: the desire of the wicked shall perish.

Supposed to be the first psalm composed by David. Probably

uttered immediately upon his consecration, when the spirit
of the Lord came upon him, after Samuel had anointed him
with oil in the midst of his brethren. 1 Sam. svi. 13. Ho
calls on his brethren and all present to praise the Lord con-
tinually, verse 1-3. He blesses God for raising him from
a mean situation, to set him amongst the princes of his
people, verse 4–8. And lastly, in honour to Samuel, the
prophet of the Lord, be is not only led to adopt the language
of Hannah, (eompare Psalm cxiii, 7, 8. with 1 Sam. ii. 8.)
but he terminates the psalm with an ascription of gratitude to
God for the recompense of Happal's faith, in having not
only bestowed upon ber the prophet Samuel, but several
other children. Compare Psalm cxii, with 1 Sam. i. 20.
and ii. 21. This psalm is without a Hebrew title.

1. PRAISE ye the Lord. Praise, O ye servants of the Lord, praise the name of the Lord.

2. Blessed be the name of the Lord from this time forth and for evermore.

3. From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the Lord's name is to be praised.

4. The Lord is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens.

5. Who is like unto the Lord our God, who dwelleth on high,

6. Who humbleth himself to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth!

7. He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill;

8. That he may set him with princes, even with the princes of his people.

9. He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the Lord.

PSALM CXIV. and CXV. 71. One of the psalms of praise, chanted antiphonally during the re- !

moval of the ark from Kirjath Jearim to Jerusalem. This was the psalm sung, probably, when the priests and levites bearing the ark, and multitudes accompanying it, first set their feet on the territory of the tribe of Judah, and met the multitudes come out from Jerusalem to welcome its arrival : those bearing the ark, and its accompanying mul. titudes, singing the cxiv.; the multitudes of the men of Judah, meeting it from Jerusalem, answering in the osv.; both together, in fact, form but one psalm.

1. When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language;

2. Judah was his sanctuary, and Israel his dominion.

3. The sea saw it, and fled : Jordan was driven back.

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