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5 Good luck have thou with thine honour: ride on, because of the word of truth, of meekness, and righteousnes; and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things.

6 Thy arrows are very sharp in the heart of the King's enemies, whereby the people shall be subdued unto thee.

7 Thy seat, O God, endureth for ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre.

8 Thou hast loved righteousness, and bated iniquity: wherefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.

9 I will remember thy Name from one generation to another : therefore shall the people give thanks unto thee, world without end.



OD is our hope and strength; a very present

help in trouble. 2 Therefore will we not fear, though the earth be moved, and though the hills be carried into the midst of the sea;

3 Though the waters thereof rage and swell; and though the mountains shake at the tempest of the same.

4 There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High.

5 God is in the midst of her, therefore shall she not be removed: God shall help her, and that right early.

6 The heathen make much ado, and the kingdoms are moved; but God hath shewed his voice, and the earth shall melt away.

7 The Lord of hosts is with us: the God of Jacob is our refuge.

8 O come hither, and behold the works of the Lord, what destruction he hath brought upon the earth.

9 He maketh wars to cease in all the world : he breaketh the bow, and knappeth the spear in sunder, and burneth the chariots in the fire.

10 Be still, then, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, and I will be exalted in the earth.

11 The Lord of hosts is with us: the God of Jacob is our refuge.



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CLAP your hands together, all ye people:

O sing unto God with the voice of melody. 2 For the Lord is high, and to be feared: he is the great King upon all the earth.

3 He shall subdue the people under us, and the nations under our feet.

4 He shall choose out an heritage for us, even the excellency of Jacob, whom he loved.

5 God is gone up with a merry noise, and the Lord with the sound of the trump.

6 O sing praises, sing praises unto our God: 0 sing praises, sing praises unto our King.

7 For God is the King of all the earth : sing ye praises with understanding.

8 God reigneth over the heathen: God sitteth upon his holy seat.

9 God, who is very high exalted, doth defend the earth as it .were with a shield.

PSALM XLVIII. REAT is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, J in the city of our God, even upon his holy hill. % Like as we have heard, so have we seen in the dity of the Lord of hosts, in the city of our God; God upholdeth the same for ever.


3.We wait for thy loving-kindness, O God, in the midst of thy temple.

4 O God, according to thy Name, so is thy praise unto the world's end: thy right hand is full of righteousness.

5 Let the mount Sion rejoice, and the daughter of Judah be glad, because of thy judgments.

6 Walk about Sion, and go round about her: and tell the towers thereof.

7 Mark well her bulwarks, set up her palaces : that ye may tell them that come after.

8 For this God is our God for ever and ever: he shall be our guide unto death.

HEAR ye this, all ye people: ponder it with

your ears, all ye that dwell in the world; 2 High and low, rich and poor, one with another.

3 My mouth shall speak of wisdom, and my heart shall muse of understanding.

4 There are some that put their trust in their goods, and boast themselves in the multitude of lheir riches.

5 But no man may deliver his brother, or make agreement unto God for him;

6 (For it cost more to redeem their souls; so that he must let that alone for ever ;)

7 That he should still live for ever, and not see corruption.

8 For he seeth that wise men also die and perish together, as well as the ignorant and foolish, and leave their riches for others.

9 And yet they think that their houses shall continue for ever; and that their dwelling-places shall endure from one generation to another; and call the lands after their own names.

· 10 Nevertheless, man being in honour, abideth not: he is like the beasts that perish.

11 This their way is their folly: yet their posterity approve their sayings.

12 Like sheep they are laid in the grave; death shall feed on them; and the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning; and their beauty shall consume in the grave from their dwelling.

13 But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for he shall receive me.

14 Be not thou afraid, when one is made rich, when the glory of his house is increased.

15 For when he dieth, he shall carry nothing away:

his glory shall not descend after him. 16 Though while he lived, he blessed his soul : and men will praise thee when thou doest well to thyself.

17 He shall go to the generation of his fathers : they shall never see light.

18 Man that is in honour, and understandeth not, is like the beasts that perish.

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THE Lord, even the most mighty God, hath

spoken, and called the world, from the rising up of the sun unto the going down thereof.

2 Out of Sion hath God appeared in perfect beauty.

3 Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: there shall go before him a consuming fire, and a mighty tempest shall be stirred up round about him.

4 He shall call the heaven from above, and the earth, that he may judge his people.

5 Gather my saints together unto me, those that have made a covenant with me with sacrifice.

6 And the heavens shall declare his righteousness; for God is judge himself.

7 Hear, O my people, and I will speak: I myself will testify against thee, O Israel ; for I am God, even thy God.

8 I will not reprove thee, because of thy sacrifices, or for thy burnt-offerings, because they were not always before me.

g I will take no bullock out of thine house; nor he-goat out of thy folds.

10 For all the beasts of the forest are mine; and so are the cattle upon a thousand hills.

11 I know all the fowls upon the mountains; and the wild beasts of the field are in my sight.

12 If I were hungry, I would not tell thee: for the whole world is mine, and all that is therein.

13 Thinkest thou that I will eat bull's flesh, and drink the blood of goats ?

14 Offer unto God thanksgiving, and pay thy vows unto the Most High;

15 And call upon me in the time of trouble: so will I hear thee, and thou shalt praise me.

16. But unto the ungodly said God, Why dost thou preach my laws, and takest my covenant in thy mouth?

17 Whereas thou hatest to be reformed, and hast cast my words behind thee.

18 O consider this, ye that forget God; lest I pluck you away, and there be none to deliver you.

19 Whoso offereth me thanks and praise, he honoureth me: and to him that ordereth his conversation right, will I shew the salvation of God.

AVE mercy upon me, O God, after thy great

goodness: according to the multitude of thy mercies do away mine offences.

2 Wash me throughly from my wickedness, and cleanse me from my sin.

3 For I acknowledge my faults, and my sin is ever before me.

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