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So let the wicked perish at the presence of God. But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before

God: Yea, let them exceedingly rejoice. Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: Extol him that rideth upon the heavens By his name JAH, and rejoice before him. A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, Is God in his holy habitation. God setteth the solitary in families: He bringeth out those which are bound with chains: But the rebellious dwell in a dry land. O God, when thou wentest forth before thy people, When thou didst march through the wilderness;

Selah: The earth shook, the heavens also dropped At the presence of God: even Sinai itself was moved At the presence of God, the God of Israel. Thou, O God, didst send a plentiful rain, Whereby thou didst confirm thine inheritance, when

it was weary Thy congregation hath dwelt therein: Thou, O God, hast prepared of thy goodness for the

poor. The Lord gave the word: Great was the company of those that published it. Kings of armies did flee apace:

And she that tarried at home divided the spoil.
Though ye have lien among the pots,
Yet shall ye be as the wings of a dove covered with

And her feathers with yellow gold.
When the Almighty scattered kings in it,
It was white as snow in Salmon.
The hill of God is as the hill of Bashan;
An high hill as the hill of Bashan.
Why leap ye, ye high hills?
This is the hill which God desireth to dwell in;
Yea, the Lord will dwell in it for ever.
The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thou-

sands of angels: The Lord is among them, as in Sinai, in the holy

place. Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity

captive: Thou hast received gifts for men; Yea, for the rebellious also, that the Lord God might

dwell among them.
Blessed be the Lord,
Who daily loadeth us with benefits,
Even the God of our salvation.

He that is our God is the God of salvation;
And unto God the Lord belong the issues from death.
But God shall wound the head of his enemies,

And the hairy scalp of such an one as goeth on still

in his trespasses. The Lord said, I will bring again from Bashan, I will bring my people again from the depths of the


That thy foot may be dipped in the blood of thine

enemies, And the tongue of thy dogs in the same. They have seen thy goings, O God; Even the goings of my God, my King, in the sanctu

ary. The singers went before, the players on instruments

followed after; Among them were the damsels playing with tim

brels. Bless ye God in the congregations, Even the Lord, from the fountain of Israel. There is little Benjamin with their ruler, The princes of Judah and their council, The princes of Zebulun, and the princes of Naphtali. Thy God hath commanded thy strength: Strengthen, O God, that which thou hast wrought

for us.

Because of thy temple at Jerusalem
Shall kings bring presents unto thee.
Rebuke the company of spearmen,
The multitude of the bulls, with the calves of the

Till every one submit himself with pieces of silver:
Scatter thou the people that delight in war.
Princes shall come out of Egypt;
Ethiopia shall soon stretch out her hands unto God.
Sing unto God, ye kingdoms of the earth;
O sing praises unto the Lord;

Selah: To him that rideth upon the heavens of heavens,

which were of old; Lo, he doth send out his voice, and that a mighty

voice. Ascribe

ye strength unto God: His excellency is over Israel, And his strength is in the clouds. 0 God, thou art terrible out of thy holy places: The God of Israel is he That giveth strength and power unto his people. Blessed be God.


To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim

A Psalm of David
O God; for the waters are come in unto

Save me,

my soul.

I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing:
I am come into deep waters, where the floods over-

flow me.

I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried:
fail while I wait for



They that hate me without a cause are more than

the hairs of mine head: They that would destroy me, being mine enemies

wrongfully, are mighty:
Then I restored that which I took not away.
O God, thou knowest my foolishness;
And my sins are not hid from thee.

. Let not them that wait on thee, O Lord God of hosts,

be ashamed for my sake: Let not those that seek thee be confounded for my

sake, O God of Israel. Because for thy sake I have borne reproach; Shame hath covered my face. . I am become a stranger unto my brethren, And an alien unto my mother's children. For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up; And the reproaches of them that reproached thee

are fallen upon me. When I wept, and chastened my soul with fasting, That was to my reproach. I made sackcloth also my garment; And I became a proverb to them. They that sit in the gate speak against me; And I was the song of the drunkards. But as for me, my prayer is unto thee, O Lord, in

an acceptable time: O God, in the multitude of thy mercy hear the truth of thy salvation.

me, in

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