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II Hearken, O daughter, and consider; incline thine ear: forget also thine own people, and thy father's house.

12 So shall the King have pleasure in thy beauty: for he is thy Lord God, and worship thou him.

13 And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift: like as the rich also among the people shall make their supplication before thee.

14 The King's daughter is all glorious within her clothing is of wrought gold.


15 She shall be brought unto the King in raiment of needlework the virgins that be her fellows shall bear her company, and shall be brought unto thee.



16 With joy and gladness shall 24 they be brought and shall enter into the King's palace.


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22:27 17 Instead of thy fathers, thou 86:9 shalt have children whom thou mayest make princes in all lands. 18 I will remember thy Name 79:14 from one generation to another : 110:3 therefore shall the people give thanks unto thee, world without end.


Prop. Ps. Christmas M. Am. P. B. vv. 7, 8 in Anth. Christmas. Eng. P. B. 1604 and Scotch P. B. 1637, Prop. Ps. Whitsun. M. In liturgy at the time of communicating, (S. Jerome). Gregorian Use, Annunc. Rom., Christmas, Circ., Days Ap. & Ev.; vv. 1-3, Sun. af. Christmas, Eve of Epiph.; vv. 1, 3, 5, 11-13, 15, 16, Annunc.; vv. 17, 18, many Apostles. T.

Beauty and Splendour of the Bride. VV. 11-16. II "He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me" S. Mat. 10:37. See Ruth 2:11, 12; S. Mat. 4:21.

12 So shall the king greatly desire thy beauty: for he is thy Lord; and worship thou him. "I am my beloved's, and his desire is toward me 99 Cant. 7:10. "As the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over "Is. 62:5.


13 The rich among the people shall intreat thy favour. Ps. 87. "And kings shall be thy nursing fathers, and their queens thy nursing mothers: they shall bow down to thee with their face toward the earth, and lick up the dust of thy feet" Is. 49:23.

14 Lit. The King's daughter is all glorious in the inner palace; her clothing is woven with threads of gold. Verse 10. "Thy cheeks are comely with rows of jewels, thy neck with chains of gold. We will make thee borders of gold with studs of silver" Cant. 1:10, 11. "Thou art all fair, my love; there is no spot in thee" Cant. 4:7. "That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish" Eph. 5:27. "The marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white" Rev. 19:7, 8.

15 Lit. She is conducted unto the King in embroidered garments; the virgins after her (i. e. following in her train) as her companions are brought unto thee.

16 Lit. They are conducted with joy and exultation; they enter into the King's palace. Ps. 100. "Draw me, we will run after thee: the king hath brought me into his chambers" Cant. 1:4.

Conclusion. Addressed to the King.

vv. 17, 18.

17 Lit. Instead of thy fathers shall be thy children; thou shalt set them as princes in all the earth. And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen" Rev. 1:6.

18 Lit. Let me make thy Name to be remembered in all generations: therefore shall the peoples praise thee for ever and ever. Ps. 149.

Messiah; see Acts 2:9-11. Ophir; the exact situation cannot be determined, but it was probably in Arabia. "Wrought about with divers colours"; these words are not in the Heb. 11 Collect for S. James' Day. 13 Tyre; a city on the coast of the Mediterranean, beyond the borders of Galilee. Hy. A. & M. 430.


PSALM XLVI. Deus noster refugium.


48:2 GOD is our hope and strength: 91:2 a very present help in trouble. 142:5 2 Therefore will we not fear, 145:18, 19 though the earth be moved: and though the hills be carried into the midst of the sea.




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4 The rivers of the flood thereof shall make glad the city of 76:1,2 God: the holy place of the tabernacle of the Most Highest.

3 Though the waters thereof rage and swell: and though the mountains shake at the tempest of the same.

48:2,7 5 God is in the midst of her, 114:2 therefore shall she not be remov143:8 ed: God shall help her, and that right early.




6 The heathen make much ado, 18:13,14 and the kingdoms are moved : 68:33-35 but God hath showed his voice, 76:8 97:5 and the earth shall melt away. 24:8,10 7 The LORD of hosts is with us: the God of Jacob is our refuge.

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8 O come hither, and behold he works of the LORD: what destruction he hath brought upon the earth.


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9 He maketh wars to cease in 37:15 all the world: he breaketh the 76:3,6 bow, and knappeth the spear in sunder, and burneth the chariots in the fire.



10 Be still then, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among 5,9 the heathen, and I will be exalted


in the earth.



For the Chief Musician. On upper octave. A song of the Sons of Korah.

The psalm probably refers historically to the Assyrian invasion of Sennacherib. 2 Kin. 19:35; 2 Chr. 32:21, 22. The Church's trust in the Lord in "all dangers and necessities."


I Lit. God is a refuge and stronghold for us, he is very surely found a help in distress. Verses 7, 11. See 2 Chr.


2 Lit. Therefore do we not fear, though the earth should change, (i. e. its condition, or aspect). See Is. 54:10.

3 Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah. Peace of Sion in God's abiding presence, and discomfiture of her foes. vv. 4-7.

4 Lit. There is a river, the streams whereof make glad the city of God. "He shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb Rev. 22:1.

3, 4

"Let them roar, his awful surges ;-
Let them boil-each dark-brow'd hill
Tremble, where the proud wave urges :
Here is yet one quiet rill;
Her calm waters,

Sion's joy, flow clear and still:
Joy of God's abode, the station

Where th' Eternal fix'd His tent."-Keble.

5 God shall help her when the morning appeareth. "And when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses 99 2 Kin. 19:35. "Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to his strength when the morning appeared; and the Egyptians fled against it; and the LORD overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea "Ex. 14:27. See Is. 17:14.

6 Lit. Nations raged, kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melteth.

7 Selah. Verses I, II.

Manifestations of God's Might. vv. 8-11.

9 See Is. 2:4; Mic. 4:3.

10 "I will defend this city, to save it, for mine own sake, and for my servant David's sake " 2 Kin. 19:34.

"Fear ye

Ps. XLVI. Title. On upper octave; Heb. Alamoth, lit. virgins. Sons of Korah, Ps. 42, title, n. I Collect for the Twenty-third Sunday after Trinity. 4 A river; perhaps Siloam, a rivulet from the pool of the same name, close by Jerusalem. We find the same contrast in Is. 8:6, 7. What is this river? (asks S. Augustine) "Inundatio Spiritus Sancti, hinc Civitas Dei lætificatur, dum mare sæculi turbatur sonitu aquarum suarum." 7 LORD of hosts; the Name speaks of infinite power,-first used by Hannah, 1 Sam. 1:11. God of Jacob; this Name signifies the Covenant God, and speaks of Fatherly love. 8 Destruction, K. J. desolations. 9 Collect for Peace (Morn. Pray.).

II The LORD of hosts is with the God of Jacob is our refuge.


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Int. 4th Sun. in Lent. Martyrs, Cons. Ch. Gk. (Sat.). Hy. 194, 397.

p. x.

Rom., Epiph., Days Annunc., ist H. S. Hy. A. & M. 374.



Omnes gentes, plaudite.

O CLAP your hands together, all ye people: O sing unto God with the voice of melody.


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2 For the LORD is high, and to 71:17 be feared: he is the great King upon all the earth.

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18:48 3 He shall subdue the people under us and the nations under

108:13 our feet.

44:2 4 He shall choose out an heri


132:14- tage for us: even the worship of


48:1,2 Jacob, whom he loved.


87:1 5 God is gone up with a merry noise and the LORD with the

68:1,7 sound of the trump.

66:1 6 O sing praises, sing praises 68:4,32 unto our God: O sing praises, 146:1 sing praises unto our King.



7 For God is the King of all the earth: : sing ye praises with 97:1 99:1 understanding.

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22:28 8 God reigneth over the hea45:7 67:4 then: God sitteth upon his holy


22:27 9 The princes of the people


148:11 are joined unto the people of the 46:10 God of Abraham : for God, which is very high exalted, doth defend

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