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out fiery vapours, and sending tains are shaken, and at his will forth bright beams, it dimmeth the south wind bloweth.
25 The noise of the thunder 13 Great is the Lord that maketh the earth to tremble : made it; and at his command- so doth the northern storm and ment it runneth hastily. the whirlwind : as birds flying
14 He made the moon also he scattereth the snow, and the to serve in her season for a de- falling down thereof is as the claration of times, and a sign of lighting of grasshoppers : the world.
26 The eye marvelleth at the 15 From the moon is the beauty of the whiteness thereof, sign of feasts, a light that de- and the heart is astonished at creaseth in her perfection. the raining of it.
16 The month is called after 27 The hoar frost also as her name, increasing wonder- salt he poureth on the earth, fully in her changing, being an and being congealed, it lieth on instrument of the armies above, the top of sharp stakes. shining in the firmament of 28 When the cold north wind heaven;
bloweth, and the water is con17 The beauty of heaven, gealed into ice, it abideth upon the glory of the stars, an orna- every gathering together of wament giving light in the high- ter, and clotheth the water as est places of the Lord.
with a breastplate. 18 At the commandment of 29 It devoureth the mounthe Holy One they will stand tains, and burneth the wilderin their order, and never faint ness, and consumeth the grass in their watches.
19 Look upon the rainbow, 30 A present remedy of all and praise him that made it; is a mist coming speedily: a very beautiful it is in the bright- dew coming after heat refreshDess thereof.
eth. 20 It compasseth the heaven (31 By his counsel he apabout with a glorious circle, peaseth the deep, and planteth and the hands of the Most High islands therein. have bended it.
32 They that sail on the sea 21 By his commandment he tell of the danger thereof; and maketh the snow to fall apace, when we hear it with our ears, and sendeth swiftly the light we marvel thereat. nings of his judgement.
33 For therein be strange 22 Through this the treasures and wondrous works, variety of are opened : and clouds fly forth all kinds of beasts and whales as fowls.
created. 23 By his great power he 34 By him the end of them maketh the clouds firm, and the hath prosperous success, and by hailstones are broken small. his word all things consist.
24 At his sight the moun- 35 We may speak much, and
yet come short: wherefore in glorious throne of thy kingdom; sum, He is all.
and to be praised and glorified 36 How shall we be able to above all for ever. magnify him? for he is great 6 Blessed art thou in the firabove all his works.
mament of heaven; and above 37 The Lord is terrible and all to be praised and glorified very great, and marvellous is for ever.
7 O all ye works of the Lord, 38 When ye glorify the Lord, bless ye the Lord : praise and exalt him as much as ye can;
exalt him above all for ever. for even yet will he far exceed: 8 O ye heavens, bless
the and when ye exalt him, put Lord : praise and exalt him forth all your strength, and be above all for ever. not
ye can never go 9 O ye angels of the Lord, far enough.
bless ye the Lord : praise and 39 Who hath seen him, that exalt him above all for ever. he might tell us? and who can 10 O all ye waters that be magnify him as he is ?
above the heaven, bless ye the 40 There are yet hid greater Lord : praise and exalt him things than these be, for we
above all for ever. have seen but a few of his works. 11 O all ye powers of the
41 For the Lord hath made Lord, bless ye the Lord : praise all things; and to the godly and exalt him above all for hath he given wisdom.
12 O ye sun and moon, bless LESSON IV.
ye the Lord : praise and exalt
him above all for ever. Song of Praise.
13 Oye stars of heaven, bless BLESSED art thou, O Lord ye the Lord : praise and exalt God of our fathers : and to be him above all for ever. praised and exalted above all 14 O every shower and dew, for ever.
bless ye the Lord : praise and 2 And blessed is thy glori- exalt him above all for ever. ous and holy name: and to be 15 O all ye winds, bless
ye praised and exalted above all the Lord : praise and exalt him
above all for ever. 3 Blessed art thou in the 16 O ye fire and heat, bless temple of thine holy glory: and ye the Lord: praise and exalt to be praised and glorified above him above all for ever. all for
17 O ye winter and summer, 4 Blessed art thou that be- bless ye the Lord : praise and holdest the depths, and sittest exalt him above all for ever. upon the cherubim : and to be
18 O ye dews and storms of praised and exalted above all snow, bless ye the Lord : praise for ever.
and exalt him above all for 5 Blessed art thou on the
19 0 ye nights and days, Lord: praise and exalt him above bless ye the Lord : praise and all for ever. exalt him above all for ever. 30 O all ye fowls of the air,
20 O ye light and darkness, bless ye the Lord : praise and bless ye the Lord : praise and exalt him above all for ever. exalt him above all for ever. 31 O all ye beasts and cattle,
21 O ye ice and cold, bless bless ye the Lord : praise and ye the Lord: praise and exalt exalt him above all for ever. him above all for ever.
32 Oye children of men, 22 Oye frost and snow, bless ye the Lord : praise and bless ye the Lord : praise and exalt him above all for ever. exalt him above all for ever. 33 0 Israel, bless ye the
23 Oye lightnings and Lord : praise and exalt him clouds, bless ye the Lord: praise above all for ever. and exalt him above all for 34 O ye priests of the Lord,
bless ye the Lord : praise and 24 O let the earth bless the exalt him above all for ever. Lord :
: praise and exalt him 35 O ye servants of the Lord, above all for ever.
bless ye the Lord : praise and 25 Oye mountains and little exalt him above all for ever. hills, bless ye the Lord: praise 36 O ye spirits and souls of and exalt him above all for the righteous, bless ye the Lord:
praise and exalt him above all 26 O all ye things that grow for ever. on the earth, bless
the Lord : 37 0 ye holy and humble praise and exalt him above all men of heart, bless ye the Lord: for ever.
praise and exalt him above all 27 O ye fountains, bless ye for ever. the Lord : praise and exalt him 38 O give thanks unto the above all for ever.
Lord, because he is gracious : 28 Oye seas and rivers, bless for his mercy endureth for ever. ye the Lord : praise and exalt 39 O all ye that worship the him above all for ever.
Lord, bless the God of gods, 29 Oye whales, and all that praise him, and give him thanks: move in the waters, bless ye the for his mercy endureth for ever.
Section II.-God's Power and Mercy.
2 For thou hast made heaven
and earth, and all the wondrous O LORD, Lord, the King Al- things under the heaven. mighty : the whole world is in 3 Thou art Lord of all things, thy power, and if thou hast and there is no man that can appointed to save Israel, there resist thee, which art the Lord. is no man can gainsay thee : 4 Thou knowest all things :
thou hast power of life and that hath not deserved to be death: thou leadest to the gates punished. of hell, and bringest up again. 14 For thy power is the be
5 A man indeed killeth ginning of righteousness, and through his malice; and the because thou art the Lord of spirit, when it is gone forth, all, it maketh thee to be grareturneth not; neither the soul cious unto all. received up cometh again.
15 For when men will not be6 But it is not possible to lieve that thou art of a full pow. escape thine hand.
er, thou shewest thy strength, 7 For great are thy judge- and among them that know it ments, and cannot be expressed. thou makest their boldness
8 For who shall say, What manifest. hast thou done? or who shall 16 But thou, mastering thy withstand thy judgement ? or power, judgest with equity, and who shall accuse thee for the orderest us with great favour : nations that perish, whom thou for thou mayest use power when hast made? or who shall come thou wilt. to stand against thee, to be 17 By such works hast thou revenged for the unrighteous taught thy people that the just men?
man should be merciful, and 9 Thine almighty word leap- hast made thy children to be ed down from heaven out of thy of a good hope that thou givest royal throne, as a fierce man of repentance for sins. war into the midst of a land of 18 Thou, O God, art gradestruction;
cious and true, longsuffering, 10 And brought thine un- and in mercy ordering all things. feigned commandment as 19 For if we sin, we are thine, sharp sword, and standing up knowing thy power: but we will filled all things with death; not sin, knowing that we are and it touched the heaven, but counted thine. it stood
20 For to know thee is per11 For neither is there any fect righteousness: yea, to know God but thou that carest for thy power is the root of immorall, to whom thou mightest shew tality. that thy judgement is not un- 21 For thine incorruptible right.
Spirit is in all things. 12 Neither shall king or ty- 22 Therefore chastenest thou rant be able to set his face them by little and little that against thee for
w thou offend, and warnest them by hast punished.
putting them in remembrance 13 Forsomuch then as thou wherein they have offended, art righteous thyself, thou or- that leaving their wickedness derest all things righteously: they may believe on thee, O thinking it not agreeable with Lord. thy power to condemn him 23 For thou canst shew thy
great strength at all times preserve thine own portion, and when thou wilt; and who may sanctify it. withstand the power of thine 4 Gather those together that
are scattered from us, deliver 24 For the whole world be them that serve among the heafore thee is as a little grain of then, look upon them that are the balance, yea, as a drop of despised and abhorred, and let the morning dew that falleth the heathen know that thou art down upon the earth.
our God. 25 But thou hast mercy upon
5 Thou, O Lord of all things, all; for thou canst do all things, who hast need of nothing, wast and winkest at the sins of men, pleased that the temple of thine because they should amend. habitation should be among us:
26 And executing thy judge- 6 Therefore now, O holy ments upon them by little and Lord of all holiness, keep thine little, thou gavest them place of house ever undefiled, and stop repentance.
every unrighteous mouth. 27 For thou lovest all the 7 O Israel, how great is the things that are, and abhor- house of God! and how large rest nothing which thou hast is the place of his possession! made : for never wouldest thou 8 Great, and hath none end; have made any thing, if thou high, and unmeasurable. hadst hated it.
T9 Be of good comfort, O 28 And how could any thing Israel ; and be not heavy, thou have endured, if it had not been house of Jacob; thy will? or been preserved, if 10 For the Highest hath you not called by thee?
in remembrance, and the Mighty 29 But thou sparest all : for hath not forgotten you in tempthey are thine, O Lord, thou tation. lover of souls.
11 Now therefore bless ye
the God of all, which only LESSON VI.
doeth wondrous things every
where, which exalteth our days O Lord, Lord God, Creator of from the womb, and dealeth all things, who art fearful and with us according to his mercy. strong, and righteous, and mer- 12 He grant us joyfulness of ciful, and the only and gracious heart, and that peace may be in king,
our days in Israel for ever : 2 The only giver of all things, 13 That he would confirm the only just, almighty, and ever- his mercy with us, and deliver lasting, thou that deliveredst Is- us at his time! rael from all trouble, and didst 14 God be gracious unto choose the fathers, and sanctify you, and remember his covenant them :
that he made with Abraham, 3 Receive the sacrifice for Isaac, and Jacob, his faithful thy whole people Israel, and servants;