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O PRAISE the LORD, all ye 67:3,5 heathen: praise him, all ye na


100: 1,3 tions.


103:11 115:1 146:5

25:7 31:21



Days Martyrs.
Gk. Epiph. S. (vv. 1-9). V.
(Mon.). Hy. 264. In Temple, at the Passover
Sacrifice, on Pentecost, and daily in Feast of
Tabernacles and Dedication.


4:1 18:19 18:6 31:9 34:4-6,


PSALM CXVII. Laudate Dominum (omnes gentes).

35:10 46:1 86:7

2 For his merciful kindness is ever more and more towards us; and the truth of the LORD endureth for ever. Praise the LORD.


O GIVE thanks unto the LORD,
107:1 for he is gracious: because his
endureth for ever.


136:1 2 Let Israel now confess that
he is gracious: and that his mer-
cy endureth for ever.


Int. S. Matthew. P. B. 1549 Comm. Sick. Sar. Commend. Souls. Sar. & Rom. All great festivals. Liturgy S. James before Comm. Liturgy Malabar Int. Gk. Evensong. L. (Sat.) V. (Mon.) Hy. 289. In Temple, at the Passover Sacrifice, on Pentecost, and daily in Feast of Tabernacles and Dedication. See p. x.

PSALM CXVIII. Confitemini Domino (— quoniam in sæculum).

3 Let the house of Aaron now confess that his mercy endureth for ever.


4 Yea, let them now that fear the LORD confess : that his mercy endureth for ever.

5 I called upon the LORD in trouble : and the LORD heard me


107:26 at large.


120: I

27:3 6 The LORD is on my side: I

PSALM 117..

A Doxology.

All nations invited to praise the LORD of Mercy and Truth.

I Lit. O praise the LORD, all ye nations; celebrate him, all ye peoples. "Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers: and that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy; as it is written Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles; and laud him, all ye people" Rom. 15:8, 9, 11. "Rejoice, O ye nations, with his people: for he will be merciful unto his land, and

to his people" Deut. 32:43.

2 Lit. For his loving-kindness is mighty over us, and the truth of the LORD is for ever. Hallelujah. See S. Lu. 1:78, 79. "Grace and truth came by Jesus Christ" S. Jo. 1:17. "We know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life" S. Jo.


PSALM 118.

Probably composed either for the Dedication of the Second Temple (Ezra 6:15-22), or for the great Feast of Tabernacles after the completion of this Temple (Neh. 8:1318).

A Song of Thanksgiving for great


God a Helper in distress.

VV. I-7.

I The same words are found in 1 Chr. 16:34. Verses 2-4,

Ps. CXVIII. J. say. 5 Jah;


2 Let Israel now say, that his mercy endureth for ever. 5 Lit. Out of straitness I called upon Jah, and Jah heard me in an open place, (i. e. heard me by bringing me into a wide open space).

6 The LORD is for me; I will not fear: what can man do unto me? Quoted in Heb. 13:6. Verses 7, 13. "What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?" Rom. 8:31.

Ps. CXVII. See Ps. 113, n. 2 Hallelujah, i. e. Praise ye Jah.

1 Gracious, K. J. good. 3,4 Confess, K. see Ps. 68:4, n.

37:34 will not fear what man doeth un56:1-4,9,

II to me.

124: 1,2 146:4

7 The LORD taketh my part 54:4 54:7 with them that help me there91:8 fore shall I see my desire upon 92:10 mine enemies.



8 It is better to trust in the 627, LORD: than to put any confidence

108: 12

in man.

9 It is better to trust in the LORD: than to put any confidence in princes.

Io All nations compassed me round about: but in the Name of the LORD will I destroy them.

II They kept me in on every side they kept me in, I say, on every side but in the Name of the LORD will I destroy them.


1:5 52:6

12 They came about me like 58:8 bees, and are extinct even as the fire among the thorns for in the Name of the LORD will I destroy them.




13 Thou hast thrust sore at me, that I might fall: but the LORD was my help.

18:2 27:1

14 The LORD is my strength, 5917 and my song: and is become my 91:2 salvation.

62: 1,2,6


140:7 15 The voice of joy and health 33 is in the dwellings of the righteous: the right hand of the LORD bringeth mighty things to pass.

16 The right hand of the LORD hath the pre-eminence: the right hand of the LORD bringeth mighty things to pass.

17 I shall nof die, but live :

7 Lit. The LORD is for me, as my helper: therefore I shall see my desire upon them that hate me. Verses 6, 13.

God a Deliverer in the midst of enemies.

vv. 8-14.

9 See Ezra 4:21-24.

10 See Ezra 4:9, 10.

11 They compassed me about; yea, they compassed me about.

12 They compassed me about like bees; they are quenched as the fire of thorns. See Deut. 1:44.

13 Verses 6, 7.

14 Taken from Ex. 15:2. Verse 21. "God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD (i. e. Jah) JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation " Is. 12:2.

God a Saviour in peril of death. vv. 15-21.

15 The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tents of the righteous: the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly. "The children of Israel, the priests, and the Levites, and the rest of the children of the captivity, kept the dedication of this house of God with joy" Ezra 6:16.

16 The right hand of the LORD is exalted: the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly. "Thy right hand, O LORD, is become glorious in power: thy right hand, O LORD, hath dashed in pieces the enemy. Thou stretchedst out thy right hand, the earth swallowed them " Ex. 15:6, 12.

9 "This is a virtual acknowledgment that Cyrus had been but an instrument in God's hands for the deliverance of Israel, and that it was to God, not to any Chaldean, Median, or Persian sovereign courted apart from Him, that they would have to look for a revival of their former national prosperity."Thrupp. 12 Extinct, i. e. extinguished. 13 was my help; K. J. helped me. 14, 17, 19 "LORD" is in these verses Jah; see Ps. 68:4, n. 15, 16 Collects for Third Sunday after Epiphany and Third Sunday in Lent.

and declare the works of the LORD.

18 The LORD hath chastened and corrected me: but he hath not given me over unto death.

19 Open me the gates of righteousness that I may go into them, and give thanks unto the LORD.

24:3-6 20 This is the gate of the LORD the righteous shall enter

into it.


21 I will thank thee; for thou hast heard me and art become my salvation.

22 The same stone which the builders refused: is become the head-stone in the corner.

23 This is the LORD's doing : and it is marvellous in Our


24 This is the day which the LORD hath made: we will rejoice and be glad in it.

20:9 25 Help me now, O LORD: O LORD, send us now prosperity.

19 Gates of righteousness; i. e. of the Temple. 22 No passage in the Old Testament is quoted so often in the New as this. "As the corner-stone of Solomon's temple was a type of Israel, so was Israel in turn a type of Christ, in Whom in due time all the promises were to culminate; Who in spite of His rejection by the unbelieving builders of His own nation, was yet, to the astonishment of all, to issue forth triumphant from the sepulchre of death wherein He had been laid, the chief corner-stone of the new universal household and temple of God."-Thrupp. 66 Two images appear to be used in Holy Scripture, both of which meet in Christ: the one, in which the stone spoken of is the foundation-stone; the other, in which it is the head corner-stone binding the two walls together, which it connects. Both were cornerstones; the one at the base, the other at the summit. In Isaiah (28:16) the whole emphasis is on the foundation; Behold Me Who have laid in Zion a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner-stone, well-founded. In the Psalm, the building had been commenced; those who were building had disregarded and despised the stone, but it became the head

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