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39:6,7 9 For when thou art angry all our days are gone: we bring our years to an end, as it were a tale that is told.

10 The days of our age are threescore years and ten; and though men be so strong that they come to fourscore years: yet is their strength then but labour and sorrow; so soon passeth it away, and we are gone.

II But who regardeth the power of thy wrath for even thereafter as a man feareth, so is thy displeasure.

12 So teach us to number our days

that we may apply our

hearts unto wisdom.


13 Turn thee again, O LORD, at 135:14 the last and be gracious unto thy



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14 O satisfy us with thy mercy, 69:17 and that soon: so shall we rejoice and be glad all the days our life.

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15 Comfort us again now after the time that thou hast plagued us and for the years wherein we have suffered adversity.

16 Show thy servants thy work: and their children thy glory.

17 And the glorious Majesty of the LORD our God be upon us : prosper thou the work of our hands upon us; O prosper thou our handy-work.

Eng. P. B. Bur. Off. Am. P. B. vv. 1-10, 12, Bur. Off. Ancient Day-Break Psalm. Rom. V. I, 13th Sun. af. Pent.; vv. 1, 2, 21st af. Pent.; vv. 1, 13, 6th af. Pent. Gk. 1st H. L. (Thur.) P. N. C. Hy. 29. See p. x.

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to shame" z Esdras 16:63,64. "All things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do" Heb. 4:13:

9 Lit. For by reason of thy wrath all our days have passed away: we have spent our years as a thought. "Ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away S. Jas. 4:14.

10 Lit. As for the days of our years, in them are seventy years; or if with fulness of strength they be fourscore years, yet their pride is but labour and vanity; for it passes swiftly, and we


11 Lit. Who understands the strength of thine anger, and (who understands) thy wrath according to thy fear?

"But who Thine ire discerns,

How dread, how deep Thy fear should be,
Deep as Thine anger burns?"-Keble.

Verse 7. "A fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn into the lowest hell, and shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the mountains" Deut. 32:22.

12 Lit. Teach us so to number our days; that we may gain a heart of wisdom.

Prayer for the return of God's favour. vv. 13-17. 13 Return, O LORD, how long? And let it repent thee concerning thy servants. Ps. 13. "The LORD shall judge his people, and repent himself for his servants, when he seeth that their power is gone "Deut. 32:36.

14 O satisfy us early with thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.

15 Make us glad according to the days wherein thou hast afflicted us, and the years wherein we have seen evil.

16 Let thy work appear unto thy servants, and thy glory unto their children.

17 And let the beauty of the LORD cur God be upon us : and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it. "Be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord" I Cor. 15:58.

10 Hy. A. & M. 289. II "None reflects that the diminution of man's life is a result of his sin, or lays to heart the consequent duty of fearing God."-Jennings and Lowe. 12 Teach us so to number; i. e. "in accordance with a just fear of thee, and appreciation of thy displeasure."-Dean Johnson in Speaker's Commentary. 17 Beauty; rather, gra


PSALM XCI. Qui habitat.


WHOSO dwelleth under the de31:22 fence of the Most High: shall 84:1,4 abide under the shadow of the



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59:9,16, 2 I will say unto the LORD, Thou art my hope, and my strong90:1 hold: my God, in him will I trust.

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3 For he shall deliver thee from 118:6 the snare of the hunter: and from 124:5,6 the noisome pestilence.

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4 He shall defend thee under 61:4 63:8 his wings, and thou shalt be safe 5:13 under his feathers: his faithfulness and truth shall be thy shield and buckler.



5 Thou shalt not be afraid for 112:7 any terror by night: nor for the arrow that flieth by day;

6 For the pestilence that walketh in darkness: nor for the sickness that destroyeth in the noon-day.

7 A thousand shall fall beside thee, and ten thousand at thy right hand: but it shall not come nigh thee.


8 Yea, with thine shalt eyes 54:7 thou behold: and see the reward 59:10 of the ungodly.





9 For thou, LORD, art my hope: thou hast set thine house of defence very high.

10 There shall no evil happen unto thee: neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

II For he shall give his angels charge over thee: to keep thee in all thy ways.


God's loving and watchful care of His saints. Possibly a Psalm of Moses. See Num. 16:44-50. THE FATHER'S PROMISE TO HIS BELOVED SON. I He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High. Verse 4.

2 I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress. Verse 9.

3 See Job 5:17-23.

4 Lit. With his feathers shall he cover thee, and under his wings shalt thou find refuge: his truth is a shield and buckler. Verse 1. "A full reward be given thee of the LORD God of Israel, under whose wings thou art come to trust "" Ruth 2:12.

5 Ps. 121. "When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet" Prov. 3:24. See Ex. 12:23.

7 Lit. A thousand may fall beside thee.

"Thus the

8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold. LORD saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyp tians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the sea shore Ex. 14:30.

9 Lit. Thou (i. e. Christ) hast made the Most High thy habitation. Verse 2. "I am in the Father, and the Father in me " S. Jo. 14:11. See S. Jo. 17:21. 11, 12 Quoted in S. Mat. 4:6; S. Lu. 4:10, 11. "And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it " Gen. 28:12. "Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?" Heb. 1:14.

Ps. XCI. I "Loving faith on man's part shall be met by faithful love on God's part."-Dr. Kay. Shall abide, lit. abideth. 2 Lit. In whom I trust. 3 Noisome, i. e. hurtful, noxious. 6 Destroyeth, K. J. wasteth. 9 Hope, lit. refuge. II "As Satan distorted God's command to our first parents, so he omitted 'in all Thy ways ',-the ways of Christ's work and duty,-in quoting these verses.”—J. H. Blunt.

37:24 12 They shall bear thee in their hands that thou, hurt not thy foot against a stone.

13 Thou shalt go upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou tread under thy feet.


14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver 9: 10 him I will set him up, because 18:6 46:1 he hath known my Name.

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34:4-6, 15-20,22

15 He shall call upon me, and 35:10 I will hear him: yea, I am with 37:41 him in trouble; I will deliver him


86:7 and bring him to honour.




16 With long life will I satisfy 21:4-6 him and show him my salvation.



Am. P. B. in Sel. V. Rom., Visit. Sick; Cons. Ch.; vv. 1, 4, 15, 16, 1st Sun. in Lent. Gk. Bur. Off.; 6th H. Armenian, Bapt. before the "Renunciation." Ancient noon-tide psalm. C. 22:23,25 34:1 75:1 Hy. 319, 469. See p. x.



PSALM XCII. Bonum est confiteri.



136:1-3, It is a good thing to give thanks 26,27 unto the LORD: and to sing praises 1471 unto thy Name, O Most Highest ; 2 To tell of thy loving-kindness 631,7 early in the morning and of thy 89:1 truth in the night-season;



7:20 33:2 3 Upon an instrument of ten


13:2 strings, and upon the lute: upon 149:3 a loud instrument, and upon the



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4 For thou, LORD, hast made me glad through thy works: and I will rejoice in giving praise for the operations of thy hands.

5 O LORD, how glorious are thy

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