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18. Therefore He said He would have destroyed them, had not Moses his chosen stood before Him in the Gap, to turn away his wrathful Indignation, lest He should destroy them.
19. Yea, they despised that pleasant Land, and gave no Credence unto his Word; but murmured in their Tents, and hearkened not unto the Voice of the Lord.
20. Then lift He up his Hand against them, to overthrow them in the Wilderness, to cast out their Seed among the Nations, and to scatter them in the Lands.
21. They joined themselves alfo unto Baal-Peor, and ate the Sacrifices of the dead. Thus they provoked him to Anger with their own Inventions, and the Plague broke in among them.
22. Then stood up Phinehas and prayed ; and so the Plague ceased : and that was counted unto him for Righteousness, among all Generations for evermore.
23. They angered Him also at the Waters of Strife, so that He punished Mofes for their Sakes, because they provoked his Spirit, so that he spake unadvisedly with his Lips,
24. Neither destroyed they the Nations, as the Lord commanded them; but were mingled among the Heathen, and learned their Work:
25. Infomuch that they worshipped their Idols, which were a Snare unto them: yea, they sacrificed their Sons and their Daughters unto Devils, and shed innocent Blood, even the Blood of their Sons and their Daughters, whom they offered unto the Idols of Canaan, and the Land was defiled with Blood.
26. Thus were they stained with their own Works, and went a whoring with their own Inventions.
27. Therefore was the Wrath of the Lord kindled against his people, insomuch that He abhorred his own Inheritance,
28. And He gave them over into the Hand of the Heathen, and they that hated them were Lords over them.
29. Their Enemies also oppressed them, and had them in Subjection.
30. Many Times did He deliver them, but they rebelled against Him with their own Inventions, and were brought low for their Wickedness.
31. Nevertheless when He saw their Adversity, He heard their Complaint; He thought upon his Covenant and pitied
them, according unto the Multitude of his Mercies ; yea He made All thole, that led them away captive, to pity them.
32. Deliver us, O Lord our God, and gather us from among
the Heathen, that we may give Thanks unto thy holy Name, and triumph in thy Praise.
33. Blessed be the Lord God of Israel from everlaiting to everlasting : and let all the people say, Amen.
Twenty Second HYMN XLIII. Morning. .
Give Thanks unto the Lord, for He is gracious, O
and his Mercy endureth for ever. (Pf. cvii.) 2. Let Them give Thanks, whom the Lord hath redeemed, and delivered from the Hand of the Enemy, and ga thered them out of the Lands, from the East and from the West, from the North and from the South.
3. They wandered in the Wilderneís in a folitary Way, and found no City to dwell in; hungry and thirty, their Soul fainted in them.
4. Then they cried unto the Lord in their Trouble, and He delivered them from their Distress :
5. He led them forth by the right Way, that they might go to the City of their Hábitation.
6. O that Men would therefore praise the Lord for his Goodness, and declare the Wonders that He doeth for the Children of Men.
7. For He satisfieth the longing Soul, and filleth the hungry. Soul with Goodness; such as fit in Darkness, and in the Shadow of Death, being fast bound in Affliction and Iron.'
8. Because they rebelled againft the Words of the Lord, and lightly regarded the Counsel of the most High, therefore He brought down their Heart through Heaviness; they fell down, and there was None to help them.
9. Then when they cried unto the Lord in their Trouble, He delivered them out of their Dilreffes.
10. For He brought them out of Darkness, and out of the Shadow of Death, and brake their Bonds in sunder.
11. O that Men would therefore praise the Lord for his Goodness, and declare the Wonders that He doeth for the Children of Men.
12. For He hath broken the Gates of Brass, and cut the Bars of Iron in sunder,
13. Foolish Men are plagued for their Offence, and be. cause of their Wickedness; their Soul abhorred all Manner of Meat, and they were even hard at Death's Door.
14. So when they cried unto the Lord in their Trouble, He delivered them out of their Distress.
15. He sent his Word and healed them, and they were saved from their Destruction.
16. O that Men would therefore praise the Lord for his Goodness, and declare the Wonders that He doeth for the Children of Men; that they would offer unto Him the Sacrifice of Thanksgiving, and declare his works with Glad. ness.
17. They that go down to the Sea in Ships, and occupy their Business in great Waters; these Men see the Works of the Lord, and his Wonders in the Deep.
18. For at his Word the stormy Wind ariseth, which lifteth up the Waves thereof.
19. They are carried up to the Heaven, and down again to the Deep; their Soul melteth away, because of the Trouble; they reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken Man, and are at their Wit's End.
20. Then when they cry unto the Lord in their Trou ble, He delivereth them out of their Distress:
21. For He maketh the Storm to cease, so that the Waves thereof are still.
22. Then are they glad, because they are at Reft, and fo He bringeth them unto the Haven where they would be.
23. O that Men would therefore praise the Lord for his Goodness, and declare the Wonders that He doeth for the Children of Men! that they would exalt Him also in the Congregation of the People, and praise Him in the Affembly of the Elders!
24. Who turneth the Rivers into a Wilderness, and dri. eth up the Water-Springs.
25. A fruitful Land maketh He barren, for the Wickedness of them that dwell therein.
26. Again, He maketh the Wilderness a standing Water, and Water-Springs of a dry Ground.
27. And there He fetteth the hungry, that they may build them a City to dwell in ; that they may low their Land, and plant Vineyards, which may yield thein Fruits of Encrease.
28. He blefseth them also, fo that they multiply exceedingly, and suffereth not their Cattle to decrease.
29. And again, when they are diminished and brought low, through Oppreslion, through any Plague or Trouble; though He suffer them to be evil-intreated througa Tyrants, and let them wander out of the Way in the Wilderness ; yet helpeth He the Poor out of Misery, and maketh him Households like a Flock of Sheep.
30. The Righteous will consider this and rejoice, and the Mouth of all Wickedness shall be stopped.
31. Whofo is wise will observe these Things, and they shall understand the loving Kindness of the Lord.
32. O the Depth of the Riches both of the Wisdoin and Knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his Judgements, and bis Ways paft finding out!
33. For Who hath known the Mind of the Lord, or who hath been his Counsellor?
34. For of Him, and through Him, and to Him, are all Things; to Whom be Glory for ever. Amen (Rom. xi. 33.)
Twenty second HYMN XLIV. Evening: O
GOD, My Heart is ready, my Heart is ready; I
will sing and give Praise with the best Member that I have. (Ps. cviii.)
2. Awake, thou Lute and Harp; I myself will awake right early.
3. I will give Thanks unto Thee, O Lord, among the People; I will fing Praises unto Thee among the Nations.
4. For thy Mercy is greater than the Heavens, and thy Truth reacheth unto the Clouds.
5. Be Thou exalted, O God, above the Heavens, and thy Glory above all the Earth; that thy beloved may be delivered ; let thy right Hand save them, and hear Thou m2.
6. God hath spoken in bis Holiness, . " I will rejoice “ therefore, and divide Sichem, and mete out the Valley o of Succoth :
7: “ Gilead is mine, and Manaffes is mine ; Ephraim “ also is the Strength of my Head : Yuda is my Law giver, “ Moab is my Wash-pot; over Édom will I cast out my “ Shoe; upon Philiftia will. I triumph.
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8. “ Who will lead me into the strong City, and who “ will bring me into Edom?"
9. Haft not Thou forsaken us, O God? and wilt nốt Thou, O God, go forth with our Hofts? O help us against the Enemy, for vaiñi is the Help of Man.
10. Through God we shall do great Acts; and it is He that shall tread down our Enemies.
11. MY SONG SHALL be of Mercy and Judgement; unto Thee, O Lord, will I fing: O let me have Understanding in the Way of Godlinefs. (Pf. ci.)
12. When wilt Thou come unto me? I will walk in my House with a perfect Heart.
13. I will take no wicked Thing in Hand; I hate the Sins of Unfaithfulness; there shall no such cleave unto me.
14. A froward Heart shall depart from me; I will not know a wicked Perfon.
15. Whoso privily flandereth his Neighbor, him will I destroy. Whoso also hath a proud Look and high Stomach, I will not suffer him.
16. Mine Eyes shall be upon Such as are faithful in the Land, that they may dwell with me. Whoso walketh in a perfect Way Thall serve me...
17. There'fhall no deceitful Person dwell iñ my House: he, that telleth Lies, shall not tarry in my Sight,
18. I shall foon destroy all the Ungodly that are in the Land; that I may root out all wicked Doers from the City of the Lord,
19. BUT DEAL Tãou with me, O Lord God, according unto thy Name; for sweet is thy Mercy. (Pl. cix.)
20. deliver me, for I am helpless and poor, and my Heart is wounded within me.
21. Help me, O Lord my God; O save me, according to thy Mercy
22. And they shall know, how that this is thyHand, and that Thou, Lord, hast done it,
23. Though they curse, yet Bless Thou; and let them be confounded that rife up against me, but let thy Servant rejoice.
24. Let mine Adversaries be cloathed with Shame, and let them cover themselves with their own Confufi on, as with a Cloak.
25. As for me, I will give great Thanks unto the Lord with my Mouth, yea, I will praise Him among the Muititude