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13 Yea, like as a father pitieth his own children, even so is the Lord merciful unto them that fear him.
14 For he knoweth whereof we are made: he remembereth that we are but dust.
15 The days of man are but as grass; for he flourisheth as a flower of the field.
16 For as soon as the wind goeth over it, it is gone: and the place thereof shall know it no more.
17 But the merciful goodness of the Lord endureth for ever and ever upon them that fear him; and his righteousness upon children's children.
18 Even upon such as keep his covenant, and think upon his commandments to do them.
19 The Lord hath prepared his seat in heaven; and his kingdom ruleth over all.
20 O praise the Lord, ye angels of his, ye excel in strength, ye that fulfil his commandment, and hearken unto the voice of his words.
21 O praise the Lord, all ye his hosts, ye servants of his that do his pleasure.
22 O speak good of the Lord, all ye works of his, in all places of his dominion: praise thou the Lord, O my soul.
RAISE the Lord, O my soul: O Lord my God, thou art become exceeding glorious: thou art clothed with majesty and honour.
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, and 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 He laid the foundations of the earth, that it never should move at any time.
6 Thou coveredst it with the deep like as with a garment: the waters stood above the mountains. 7 At thy rebuke they fled, at the voice of thy thunder they hasted away.
8 They go up as high as the hills, and down to the vallies beneath, even unto the place which thou hast appointed for them.
9 Thou hast set them their bounds which they shall not pass, neither turn again to cover the earth. 10 He sendeth the springs into the valleys which run among the hills.
11 All beasts of the field drink thereof, and the wild asses quench their thirst.
12 Beside them shall the fowls of the air have their habitation, and sing among the branches.
13 He watereth the hills from above: the earth is filled with the fruit of thy works.
14 He bringeth forth grass for the cattle, and green herb for the service of men.
15 That he may bring food out of the earth, and wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make him a cheerful countenance, and bread to strengthen man's heart.
16 The trees of the Lord also are full of sap, even the cedars of Libanus which he hath planted. 17 Wherein the birds make their nests; and the fir-trees are a dwelling for the stork.
18 The high hills are a refuge for the wild goats, and so are the stony rocks for the conies. 19 He appointed the moon for certain seasons; and the sun knoweth his going down.
20 Thou maketh darkness, and it is night, wherein all the beasts of the forest do move.
21 The lions roaring after their prey, do seek their meat from God.
22 The sun ariseth, and they get them away together, and lay them down in their dens.
23 Man goeth forth to his work, and to his labour, until the evening.
24 O Lord, how manifold are thy works: in wisdom hast thou made them all; the earth is full of thy riches.
25 So is the great and wide sea also: wherein are things creeping innumerable, both small and great beasts,
26 There go the ships, and there is that leviathan, whom thou hast made to take his pastime therein.
27 These wait all upon thee, that thou mayst give them meat in due season.
28 When thou givest it them, they gather it; and when thou openest thy hand, they are filled with good.
29 When thou hidest thy face, they are troubled: when thou takest away their breath, they die, and are turned again to their dust.
30 Thou sendest forth thy Spirit, they are created; and thou renewest the face of the earth.
31 The glorious Majesty of the Lord shall endure for ever: the Lord shall rejoice in his works. 32 The earth shall tremble at the look of him: if he do but touch the hills, they shall smoke.,
33 I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live: I will praise my God while I have my being.
34 And so shall my words please him: my joy shall be in the Lord.
35 As for sinners, they shall be consumed out of the earth, and the ungodly shall come to an end: praise thou the Lord, O my soul, praise the Lord.
PSALM CVII.-PART I. ·
GIVE thanks unto the Lord, for he is gracious, and his mercy endureth for ever. 2 Let them give thanks whom the Lord hath redeemed, and delivered from the hand of the enemy;
3 And gathered them out of the lands from the east, and from the west; from the north, and from the south.
4 They went astray in the wilderness out of the way, and found no city to dwell in ;
5 Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them. 6 So they cried unto the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress.
7 He led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city of habitation.
8 O that men would therefore praise the Lord for his goodness, and declare the wonders that he doeth for the children of men!
9 For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.
10 Such as sit in darkness, and in the shadow of death, being fast bound in misery and iron,
11 Because they rebelled against the words of the Lord, and lightly regarded the counsel of the most Highest;
12 He also brought down their heart through heaviness: they fell down, and there was none to help them.
13 Then they cried unto the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them out of their distress.
14 For he brought them out of darkness, and out of the shadow of death, and brake their bonds in sunder.
15 O that men would therefore praise the Lord
for his goodness, and declare the wonders that he doeth for the children of men;
16 For he hath broken the gates of brass, and smitten the bars of iron in sunder.
17 Foolish men are plagued for their offence, and because of their wickedness.
18 Their soul abhorreth all manner of meat, and they draw near unto the gates of death.
19 Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and he delivereth them out of their distress.
20 He sent his word, and healed them; and they were saved from their destruction.
21 O that men would therefore praise the Lord for his goodness, and declare the wonders that he doeth for the children of men!
22 That they would offer unto him the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and tell out his works with gladness!
PSALM CVII.-PART II.
HEY that go down to the sea in ships, and
in great waters,
2 These men see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep.
3 For at his word the stormy wind ariseth, which lifteth up the waves thereof.
4 They are carried up to the heaven, and down again to the deep; their soul melteth away because of the trouble.
5 They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wit's end.
6 Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and he delivereth them out of their distress.
7 For he maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.
8 Then they are glad, because they are at rest;