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MAJESTY, POWER AND MERCY

OF THE LORD

PS. VIII:1-9

God, my strength, in whom I will 10 Lord our Lord, how excel-trust; my buckler, and the horn

10 Lord our Lord, how excel- of my salvation, and my high lent is thy name in all the earth!

tower. who hast set thy glory above the heavens.

3 I will call upon the LORD, who 2 Out of the mouth of babes and be saved from mine enemies.

is worthy to be praised: so shall I sucklings hast thou ordained

4 The sorrows of death comstrength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy passed me, and the floods of unand the avenger.

godly men made me afraid. 3 When I consider thy heavens,

5 The sorrows of hell compassed the work of thy fingers, the moon me about; the snares of death preand the stars, which thou hast or

vented me. dained;

6 In my distress I called upon 4 What is man, that thou art the LORD, and cried unto my God: mindful of him? and the son of he heard my voice out of his temman, that thou visitest him? ple, and my cry came before him, * 5 For thou hast made him a lit- even into his ears. tle lower than the angels, and hast

7 Then the earth shook and crowned him with glory and hon- trembled; the foundations also of

the hills moved and were shaken, our. 6 Thou madest him to have do

because he was wroth. minion over the works of thy

8 There went up a smoke out of hands; thou hast put all things his nostrils, and fire out of his under his feet:

mouth devoured: coals were kind7 All sheep and oxen, yea, and led by it. the beasts of the field;

9 He bowed the heavens also, 8 The fowl of the air, and the and came down: and darkness was fish of the sea, and whatsoever under his feet. passeth through the paths of the 10 And he rode upon a cherub,

and did fly; yea, he did fly upon 90 LORD our Lord, how excel- the wings of the wind. lent is thy name in all the earth! 11 He made darkness his secret

place; his pavilion round about PS. XVIII:1-50

him were dark waters and thick 11 will love thee, O LORD, my clouds of the skies. strength.

12 At the brightness that was 2 The Lord is my rock, and my before him his thick clouds passed, fortress, and my deliverer; my hail-stones and coals of fire. *Ps. 8:5—“For thou hast made him a little lower than God.” R.V.

seas.

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13 The LORD also thundered in 24 Therefore hath the LORD recthe heavens, and the Highest gave ompensed me according to my his voice; hail-stones and coals of righteousness, according to the fire.

cleanness of my hands in his eye

sight. 14 Yea, he sent out his arrows,

25 With the merciful thou wilt and scattered them; and he shot out lightnings, and discomfited show thyself merciful; with an up

right man thou wilt show thyself them.

upright; 15 Then the channels of waters

26 With the pure thou wilt show were seen, and the foundations of thyself pure; and with the froward the world were discovered at thy thou wilt show thyself froward. rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the

27 For thou wilt save the afbreath of thy nostrils. 16 He sent from above, he took flicted people; but wilt bring down

high looks. me, he drew me out of many wat

28 For thou wilt light my can

dle: the LORD my God will enlight17 He delivered me from my en my darkness. strong enemy, and from them

29 For by thee I have which hated me: for they were too through a troop; and by my God strong for me.

have I leaped over a wall. 18 They prevented me in the 30 As for God, his way is perday of my calamity: but the LORD fect: the word of the LORD is tried: was my stay.

he is a buckler to all those that 19 He brought me forth also trust in him. into a large place; he delivered me,

31 For who is God save the because he delighted in me.

LORD? or who is a rock save our

God? 20 The LORD rewarded me ac

32 It is God that girdeth me cording to my righteosuness; ac

with strength, and maketh my way cording to the cleanness of

my hands hath he recompansed me.

perfect.

33 He maketh my feet like 21 For I have kept the ways of hinds' feet, and setteth me upon the Lord, and have not wickedly my high places. departed from my God.

34 He teacheth my hands to war, 22 For all his judgments were so that a bow of steel is broken before me, and I did not put away by mine arms. his statutes from me.

35 Thou hast also given me the 231 was also upright before shield of thy salvation; and thy him; and I kept myself from mine right hand hath holden me up, and iniquity.

thy gentleness hath made me great.

36 Thou hast enlarged my steps 48 He delivereth me from mine Her me, that my feet did not enemies: yea, thou liftest me up

above those that rise up against P. 37 I have pursued. mine enemies, me: thou hast delivered me from d overtaken them; neither did the violent man. turn again till they were con- 49 Therefore will I give thanks med.

unto thee, O LORD, among the 38 I have wounded them, that heathen, and sing praises unto thy ey were not able to rise: they name. e fallen under my feet.

50 Great deliverance giveth he 39 For thou hast girded me with to his king; and sheweth mercy rength unto the battle: thou hast to his anointed, to David, and to bdued under me those that rose his seed for evermore. þ against me. 40 Thou hast also given me the PS. XIX:1-14 cks of mine enemies; that I

1 The heavens declare the glory ight destroy them that hate me. of God; and the firmament shew

41 They cried, but there was eth his handy work. pne to save them, even unto the

2 Day unto day uttereth speech, ORD, but he answered them not. and night untó night sheweth

42 Then did I beat them small knowledge. s the dust before the wind: I did 3 There is no speech nor lanast them out as the dirt in the guage, where their voice is not treets.

heard. 43 Thou hast delivered me from 4 Their line is gone out through he strivings of the people; and all the earth, and their words to hou hast made me the head of the end of the world. In them hath he heathen: a people whom I he set a tabernacle for the sun, have not known shall serve me. 5 Which is as a bridegroom com

44 As soon as they hear of me, ing out of his chamber, and rehey shall obey me: the strangers joiceth as a strong man to run a hall submit themselves unto me. race.

45 The strangers shall fade 6 His going forth is from the away, and be afraid out of their end of the heaven, and his circuit Flose places.

unto the ends of it: and there is 46 The Lord liveth; and blessed nothing hid from the heat thereof. be my rock, and let the God of 7 The law of the Lord is perfect, my salvation be exalted.

converting the soul: the testimony 47 It is God that avengeth me, of the Lord is sure, making wise and subdueth the people unto me. (the simple.

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