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Let not the water-flood overflow me, neither let the deep swallow me up, and let not the grave shut her mouth upon

me.

Hear me, O Lord ; for thy loving-kindness is good ; turn unto me according to the multitude of thy tender mercies.

And hide not thy face from thy servant; for I am in trouble: hear me speedily.

Draw nigh unto my soul, and redeem it; deliver me from all mine enemies.

For I am poor and needy: let thy salvation, O God, set me up on high.

I will praise the name of God with a song, and will give glory to him with thanksgiving.

The huinble shall see, and be glad; and the hearts of them that fear God shall be revived.

For the Lord heareth the poor, and despiseth not his people.

Let the heaven and earth praise him, the seas, and everything that moveth therein.

SELECTION 40.

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In thee, O Lord, do I put my trust: let me never be put to shame.

Deliver me in thy goodness, and cause me to escape; incline thine ear unto me, and save me.

Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I ally resort : thou hast given commandment to save me; for thou art my rock and my

fortress. By thee have I been upheld ever since I was born.

Thou art my hope, O Lord God: thou art my trust from my youth. My praise shall be continually of thee.

Let my

mouth be filled with thy praise, and with thy honor all the day.

Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth.

O God, be not far from me: O my God, make haste for my help.

But I will hope continually, and will yet praise thee more and more.

My mouth shall shew forth thy righteousness and thy salvation all the day; for thy mercies are more than I can number.

I will go in the strength of the Lord God : I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only.

O God, thou has taught me from my youth: and hitherto have I declared thy wondrous works.

Also, when I am old and gray-headed, O God, forsake me not, until I have shewed thy strength to this generation, and thy power to those that are to come.

Now unto the King eternal, immortal, and invisible, the only wise God, Be honor and glory, through Jesus Christ, forever and

Amen.

ever.

SELECTION 41.

Truly God is good to those who are pure in heart.

But as for me, my feet almost gave way; my steps had well nigh slipped, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

Until I went into the sanctuary of God: then understood I their end.

Surely thou didst set them in slippery places : thou calledst them down into destruction.

How are they brought into desolation, as in a moment ! they are utterly consumed with terror.

As a dream when one awaketh ; so, O Lord, when thou awakest them, thou shalt make their greatness to vanish away.

Thus my heart was grieved, and I was troubled also.

Nevertheless, I am continually with thee; by my right hand thou dost hold me up.

Thou wilt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.

Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.

My flesh and my heart faileth : but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion forever.

But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord God, that I may declare all thy works.

Now unto the King eternal, immortal, and invisible, the only wise God, Be honor and glory, through Jesus Christ, forever and

AMEN.

ever.

SELECTION 42.

I have cried unto God for help, even unto God with my voice; O that he would hearken unto me.

I have considered the days of old, the years of ancient times.

I call to thee in the night: I commune with mine own heart.

Will the Lord cast off forever? and will he be favorable no more?

Is his mercy clean gone forever? doth his promise fail for evermore?

Hath God forgotten to be gracious ? hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies?

And I said, this is my infirmity : but I will remember the years of the right hand of the Most High.

I will remember the works of the Lord : surely I will remember thy wonders of old.

I will meditate also on all thy works, and talk of thy doings.

Thy ways, O God, are holy: who is so great a God as our God!

Thou art the God that dost wonders , thou hast declared thy strength among the people.

Thou hast with thine arm redeemed thy people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph.

The waters saw thee, O God, the waters saw thee; they were afraid : the depths also were troubled.

The clouds poured out water; the skies sent forth thunder; and thine arrows flew abroad.

The voice of thy thunder was in the heaven; the lightnings illumined the world : the earth trembled and shook.

Thy way is in the sea, and thy path in the great waters, and thy footsteps are not known.

Thou didst lead thy people like a flock by the hands of Moses and Aaron.

Now unto the King eternal, immortal, and invisible, the only wise God, Be honor and glory, through Jesus Christ, forever and

AMEN.

ever.

SELECTION 43.

How lovely are thy tabernacles, O Lord of hosts !

My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the Lord: my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.

As the sparrow hath found an house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may hide her young: so let me

dwell at thine altars, O Lord of hosts, my King, and my God.

Blessed are they that dwell in thy house : they will be still praising thee.

Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are thy ways.

They will go from strength to strength, till every one of them in Zion appeareth before God.

O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer: give ear, O God of Jacob.

Behold, O God, our shield, and look upon the face of thine anointed.

For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory : no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.

O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.

SELECTION 44.

LORD, thou has been favorable unto thy land
Shew us thy mercy, O Lord, and grant us thy salvation.

I will hear what God the Lord will speak : for he will speak peace unto his people, and to his servants : but let them not turn again to evil.

Surely his salvation is nigh them that fear him; that peace may dwell in our land.

Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other

Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven.

Yea, the Lord shall give that which is good : and our land shall yield her increase. Righteousness shall go

before him, and shall keep us in the way of his steps.

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