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PRESERVE me, O GOD! for in thee I place my trust.

2 I have said unto JEHOVAH ; “ Thou art my sovereign lord : I expect no good thing but from thee.”

3 But as for those profane earthly idols ; and all the great who delight in them :.

4 Let their sorrows be multiplied; and backward let them speed :

5 But, as for me, their libations of blood I will not pour out ; neither will I mention their names within my lips,

6 O JEHOVAH ! the portion of inine heritage and of iny cup! thou art he who maketh me secure.

7 My lot is fallen to me in a pleasant plae; delightful is the heritage that hath devol -d u wn me.

8 I will thank JEHOVAH, who consulteth


iny good ; even, by night, he is the object of my desires.

9 I ever place JEHOVAH before me ; while he is at my right-hand, I cannot be moved.

10 Therefore, my heart is glad, and my tongue rejoiccth : my whole flesh resteth in security ;

11 For, thou wilt not leave my life in the grave; neither wilt thou suffer thy pious-one to see corruption :

12 But to me thou wilt makc known the path of life; fulness of joy in thy presence, and perpetual pleasures at thy right-hand,


HEAR, just JEHOVAH ! consider my complaint ; listen unto my prayer made with unfeigned lips.

2 Let my sentence proceed from thee ; let thine eyes discern what is right, 3

Thou hast tried mine heart, thou hast searched it by night; thou hast tried me thorougbly, but hast not found


wicked thought within me. 4. I have never approved the misdeeds

of other men: according to thy word I have avoided the ways of the violent man.

. 5 Support thou my steps in thy paths; that my feet may never slip.

6 I invoke thee, O GOD! because thou art wont to hear me; incline thine ear, and hearken unto me:

7 Show thy wonderful loving-kindness, o! thou who savest those who place their trust in thee, from those who rise up against them.

8 Guard me, as the tender apple of the eye; hide me under the shadow of thy wings,

9 From the wicked, who would destroy me; and from mine enemies, who encompass me about to take away iny Jife. 10 They have hardened their hearts

; and speak arrogantly with their mouth:

II They lie waiting for us on every side; they design to level us with the ground;

12 Like a lion that is greedy of his prcy; like a young lion that lurketh in covert places. 13 Arise, O JEHOVAH ! disappoint him,


and humble bim; defend me by thy sword, from the wicked man.

14 Defend me by thine hand, O JEHOVAH! from such men; froin men of the world, whose portion is in this life, and whom thou hast filled with rare things;

15 Who are blessed with a numerous progeny; and who lay by their riches for their children ! .

16 But, as for me, let me, in innocence, enjoy thy presence : I shall be satisfied with the re-appearance of thy countenance.


I WILL love thee, O JEHOVAH! my strength ; JEHOVAH, my rock, my fortress, and my refuge: my. GOD! my rock in whom I trust; my shield, the horn also of my salvation, and mine elevated tower!

2 I invoked JEHOVAH, who is worthy to be praised; and I was preserved from mine enemies.

3 When the billows of death encompassed me; and the torrents of impiety rushed upon me; 4 When the toils of the grave were enM4


folding me, and the snares of death were spread before me :

5 In my distress I invoked JEHOVAH ; and cried aloud unto my GOD.

6 From his temple be listened unto my voice; and iny cry entered into his ears.

7 Then the earth shook and trembled ; the foundations also of the mountains trembled and rocker!, because he was wroth.

8 A smoke issued from his nostrils, and a devouring flame from his mouth; which enkindled flakes of fire.

9 He bent the heavens, and descended; and a thick cloud was under his feet.

10 He rode upon a cherub, and did fly: he flew swiftly on the wings of the wind.

II He placed darkness around bim as a covert; dark waters and thick clouds were his pavilion.

12 But from the splendour of his presence the clouds were dispelled ; and flakes of fire were kindled.

13 JEHOVAH thundered from the beavens; the most high uttered his voice ;

14. He shot and scattered his arrows; he multiplied and dispersed his lightnings. 15 The channels of the sea were tben


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