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2. Thou deckest thyself with Light, as it were with a Garment, and spreadest out the Heavens like a Curtain.

3. Who layeth the Beams of his Chambers in the Waters, who maketh the Clouds his Chariot, and walketh

upon the Wings of the Wind.

4. He maketh his Angels Spirits, and his Ministers a flaming Fire, 5.

the laid the Foundations of the Earth, that it never should move at any time.

6. Thou coveredít it with the Deep, like as with a Garment; the Waters stood above the Hills. ·

7. At thy Rebuke they fled; at the Voice of thy Thunder they hafted away.

8. They go up as high as the Hills, and down to the Valleys beneath, even unto the Place which Thou hast appointed for them.

9. Thou hast set them their Bounds, which they hall not pass, neither turn again to cover the Earth.

10. He sendeth the Springs into the Rivers, which run among the Hills : all Beasts of the Field drink thereof, and the wild Affes quench their Thirst.

II. By them shall the Fowls of the Air have their Habitation, which fing among the Branches,

? 12. He watereth the Hills from above : the Earth is filled with the Fruit of thy Works.

13. He bringeth forth Grass for the Cattle, and green Herb for the Service of Man; that He may bring Food out of the Earth; and Wine, that maketh glad the Heart of Man; and Oil, to make Him a chearful Countenance ; and Bread, to strengthen Man's Heart.

14. The Trees of the Lord also are full of Sap, even the Cedars of Lebanus which He hath planted, wherein the Birds make their Nests; and the Fir-Trees are a Dwell. ing for the Stork.

15. The high Hills are a Refuge for the wild-Goats, and so are the stony Rocks for the Conies.

16. He appointed the Moon for certain Seasons; and the Sun knoweth his going down.

17. Thou makest Darkness, that it may be Night, wherein all the Beasts of the Forest do creep forth ; the Lions, joaring after their Prey, do feek their Meat from God.

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"18. The Sun ariseth, and they get them away together, and lay them down in their Dens.

19. Man goeth forth to his work, and to his Labor, untill the Evening

20. O Lord, how manifold are thy Works! in Wisdom haft Thou made them all; the Earth is full of thy Riches.

21. So is the great and wide Sea also, wherein are Things creeping innumerable, both finall and great Beasts: there go the Ships, and there is that Leviathan, whom Thou haft made to take his Pastime therein.

22. These wait all upon Thee, that Thou mayest give them their Meat in due Season.

23. When Thou givest it them, they gather it; and when Thou openest thy Hand, they are filled with Good.

24. When Thou hidest thy Face, they are troubled ; when Thou takeft away their Breath, they die, and are turned again to their Duit.

25. When Thou lettest thy Breath go forth, they shall be made, and Thou shalt renew the Face of the Earth.

26. The glorious Majesty of the Lord shall endure for ever; the Lord shall rejoice in his Works. 27. The Earth shall tremble at the Look of Him

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if He do but touch the Hills, they shall smoke.

28. I will fing unto the Lord as long as I live; I will praise my God, while I have my Being: my Meditation of Him shall be sweet; 'my Joy fhall be in the Lord.

29. As for Sinners, they shall be consumed out of the Earth, and the Ungodly. thall come to an End: Praise thou the Lord, O my Soul : praise ye the Lord.

30. BLESSING and Glory and Wisdom and Thankfgiving and Honor and Power and Might be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen. (Rev. vii. 12.)

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Twenty first HYM N. XLI.. Morning O

Give THANKS unto the Lord, and call upon his

Name; tell the People what Things He hath done : O let your Songs be of Him and Praise Him ; and let your Talking be of all his wond'rous Works. (Pf cv.)

2. Glory 2. Glory in his holy Name ; let the Heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord.

3. Seek the Lord and his Strength; seek his Face evermore: remember the marvelous Works He hath done, his Wonders and the Judgements of his Mouth; Oye Seed of Abrabam his Servant, ye Children of Jacob his chofen.

4. He is the Lord our God; his Judgements are in all the World.

5. He hath been always mindful of his Covenant that He made with Abraham, and the Oath that He sware unto Ifaac;

6. And confirmed the same unto Jacol for a Law, and to Ifrael for an everlasting Teftament: 7. Saying,

“ Unto thee will I give the Land of Canaan, ç the Lot of your Inheritance."

8. When there were yet but a few of them, yea very few, and they Strangers in the Land.

9. When as they went from one Nation to another, from one Kingdom to another People; He fuffered no Man to do them wrong, but reproved even Kings for their Sakes; saying, “ touch not mine Anointed, and do my Prophets

no harm.”

10. Moreover, He called for a Dearth upon the Land, and destroyed all the Provision of Bread, - 11. But He had sent a Man before them, even Joseph, who was sold to be a Bond-Servant ; whose Feet they hurt with Fetters, the Iron entered into his Soul, untill the Time came that his Çause was known; the Word of the Lord tried him ;

12. The King fent and delivered him; the Prince of the People let him go free.

13. He made him Lord also of his Houfe, and Ruler of all his Substance, that he might inform his Princes after bis Will, and teach his Senators Wisdom.

14. Israel also came into Egypt, and Jacob sojourned in the Land of Ham.

15. And He increased his People exceedingly, and made them stronger than their Enemies, whose Heart turned so, that they hated his People, and dealt untruly with his Ser. vants.

16. Then sent He Mojes his Servant, and Aaron whom He had chosen.

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17. And these shewed his Tokens among them, and Wonders in the Land of Ham.

19. He sent Darkness, and it was dark; and they were, not obedient unto his Word.

19. He turned their Waters into Blood, and flew their Fish: their Land brought forth Frogs in Abundance, yea, even in their King's Chambers.

20. He spake the Word, and there came all Manner of Flies, and Lice in all their Quarters.

21. He gave them Hail-ftones for Rain, and Flames of Fire in their Land.

22. He smote their Vines also and Fig-trees, and destroyed the Trees that were in their Coasts.

23. He spake the Word, and the Grasshoppers came, and Caterpillars innumerable, and did eat up all the Herbs in their Land, and devoured the Fruit of their Ground.

24. He fmote all the first-born in their Land, even the Chief of all their Strength.

25. He brought them forth also with Silver and Gold; there was not one feeble Person

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their Tribes. 26. Egypt was glad at their departing, for they were afraid of them.

(27. He spread out a Cloud to be a Covering, and Fire to give Light in the Night-season.

28. At their Desire He brought Quails, and He filled them with the Bread of Heaven.

29. He opened the Rock of Stone, and the Waters flowed out, fo that Rivers ran in the dry Places.

30. For why? He remembered his holy Promise, and Abraham his Servant: and He brought forth his People with, Joy, and his Chofen with Gladness;

31. And gave them the Lands of the Heathen, and they took the Lapors of the People in Poffeffion, that they might. keep his Statutes, and observe his Laws. ---Praise ye che Lord.

32 BLESSED BE God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of Mercies, and the God of all Comfort. Amen. (2 Cor. i. 3.).

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. HYMN XLII. O

Give Thanks unto the Lord, for He is gracious,

and his Mercy endureth for ever. (PJ. cvi.) 2. Who can express the noble Acts of the Lord, or fhew forth all his Praise ?

3. Blessed are they that always keep Judgement, and do Righteousness.

4. Remember me, O Lord, according to the Favor that Thou bearest unto thy People.

5. O visit me with thy Salvation, that I may see the Felicity of thy Chosen, and rejoice in the Gladness of thy People, and give Thanks with thine Inheritance.

6. We have finned with our Fathers, we have done amiss, and dealt wickedly.

7. Our Fathers regarded not thy Wonders in Egypt, neither kept they the Multitude of thy Mercies in Remembrance, but were disobedient at the Sea, even at the red Sea,

78. Nevertheless He helped them for his Name's-sake, that He might make his mighty Power to be known. 9.

He rebuked the red Sea also, and it was dried up; fo He led them through the Deep, as through a Wilderness.

10. And He saved them from the Adversaries' Hand, and delivered them from the Hand of the Enemy.

il. As for those that troubled them, the Waters overwhelmed them; there was not One of them left.

12. Then believed they his Words, and sang Praise unto Him.

13. But within a while they forgat his Works, and would not abide his Counsel; but Lult came upon them in the Wilderness, and they tempted God in the Delart.

14. And He gave them their Defire, and sent Leanness withal into their Soul : they angered Mofes also in their Camp, and Aaron the Saint of the

Lord. 15. So the Earth opened, and swallowed up Dathan, and covered the Congregation of Abiram: and a Fire was kind led in their Company, the Flame burnt up-the Ungodly.

16. They made a Calf in Horeb, and worshipped the molten Image: thus they turned their Glory into the Similitude of a Calf, that eateth Grass,

17. And they forgat God their Savior, who had done fo great Things in Egypt, wond'rous Works in the Land of Ham, and terrible Things by the red Sea.

18. Therefore

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