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6 His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it. "The sun that giveth light looketh upon all things, and the work thereof is full of the glory of the Lord" Ecclus. 42:16. "The pride of the height, the clear firmament, the beauty of heaven, with his glorious shew; the sun when it appeareth, declaring at his rising a marvellous instrument, the work of the most High: at noon it parcheth the country, and who can abide the burniug heat thereof? Breathing out fiery vapours, and sending forth bright beams, it dimmeth the eyes. Great is the Lord that made it; and at his commandment it runneth hastily " Ecclus. 43:1-5. "I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father " S. Jo. 16:28. "And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature" S. Mar. 16:15.
Glory of God (Fehovah) in Revelation. vv. 7-15. 7 The law of the LORD is perfect. Ps. 119. "Jesus said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes " S. Mat. 11:25. "From a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation 99 2 Tim. 3:15. "Thou gavest them right judgments, and true laws, good statutes and commandments" Neh. 9:13.
"And but to keep them all Is great reward."-Keble. "Shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments" Ex. 20:6.
12 Who can understand his errors?
13 Let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression. "Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof" Rom. 6:12. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil" S. Mat. 6:13. "Pray that ye enter not into temptation " S. Lu. 22:40.
5-6 Hy. A. & M. 45, 55.. 7 Simple, lit. the open,' i. e. those with a child-like spirit: not the foolish. transgression" is followed by the prayer in v. 14, words of my mouth, &c." See S. Mat. 12:31-37. for Ninth Sunday after Trinity.
Great Let the
2 Send thee help from the 121:1 sanctuary: and strengthen thee
out of Sion:
15 O LORD: my strength and my redeemer.
Prop. Ps. Christmas M. Am. P. B. in Sel. I. Vv. 14, 15, in Opening Sentences of Daily Prayer. Moz. Liturgy, vv. 12, 13, before the service. Rom., Christmas, Circ., Asc., Trin., Days Ap. & Ev.; v. 1, 4th Sun. in Adv.; vv. 1, 4, S. Barnabas; vv. 8, 10, 11, 3d Sun. in Lent, 9th af. Pent. Gk. Bur. P. Hy. 361, 363, 364.
PSALM XX. Exaudiat te Dominus.
THE LORD hear thee in the day of trouble: the Name of the God of Jacob defend thee:
3 Remember all thy offerings: and accept thy burnt-sacrifice: 4 Grant thee thy heart's desire: and fulfil all thy mind.
21:13 6 Now know I that the LORD 98:2 helpeth his Anointed, and will hear him from his holy heaven : even with the wholesome strength of his right hand.
5 We will rejoice in thy salvation, and triumph in the Name of the Lord our God: the LORD perform all thy petitions:
7 Some put their trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the Name of the LORD our God.
8 They are brought down and fallen : but we are risen and stand upright.
9 Save, LORD; and hear us, O
For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. The occasion of this psalm was probably the campaign against the Syrians recorded in 2 Sam. 10:18, 19. A Litany before Battle.
THE CHURCH PRAYS THAT CHRIST MAY SUBDUE HER
Prayer of Congregation, chanted by Levites. vv. 1-5. I Verses 3,7. "The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe "Prov. 18:10. "Jacob said unto his household, and to all that were with him Let us arise, and go up to Beth-el; and I will make there an altar unto God, who answered me in the day of my distress" Gen. 35:2, 3.
2 Verse 6. And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him" S. Lu. 22:43.
5 In the name of our God we will set up our banners. Verse 1.
The King himself, or a Levite speaks. vv.6-8. 6 By the strength of the salvation of his right hand. Verse 2.
5-6 "Lo, Thy salvations, Lord, we praise,
Each prayer of thine the Lord will crown.
'Now have I known how He came down, To save His own Anointed came'."-Keble. Verse 1. "Neither is there salvation in any other for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved Acts. 4:12. "I will sing unto the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea" Ex. 15:1. See Deut. 17:16.
8 Lit. They have bowed down, and fallen; but we have risen and stood upright. Ps. 73.
The people and Levites.
9 Save, LORD: let the king hear us when we call. Or, Lit. O LORD, save the king. May he hear us when we call.
15 Strength, K. J. (marg.) rock. Ps. XX. 6 Helpeth, lit. saveth.
Wholesome, i. e. heal
ing, life-giving. 9 "Save, Lord; " the Hosanna. See Ps. 118:25.
King of heaven: when we call upon thee.
PSALM XXI. Domine, in virtute tua.
9:14 THE King shall rejoice in thy 20:5,6 strength, O LORD: exceeding glad shall he be of thy salvation.
V. 2, Visit. Sick. Am. P. B. v. 2, Visit. Pris., also Irish P. B. Eng. P. B. vv. 1, 2, Mariage Off.; in Commination Off. Int. 5th & 6th Sun. af. Epiph. Rom., vv. 1, 2, Marriage Off., Visit. Sick. Gk. Dawn. L. P. Hy. 244, 313. See p. x.
20:4 2 Thou hast given him his heart's desire : and hast not denied him the request of his
3 For thou shalt prevent him with the blessings of goodness: and shalt set a crown of pure gold upon his head.
4 He asked life of thee; and 91:16 thou gavest him a long life: even for ever and ever.
96:6 5 His honour is great in thy 145:3 salvation: glory and great worship shalt thou lay upon him.
16:12 6 For thou shalt give him ever80:3,7,19 lasting felicity: and make him glad with the joy of thy counten
II:1,4 7 And why? because the King putteth his trust in the LORD: and in the mercy of the Most Highest he shall not miscarry.
8 All thine enemies shall feel thy hand thy right hand shall find out them that hate thee.
18:8 9 Thou shalt make them like a fiery oven in time of thy wrath : the LORD shall destroy them in
For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. The occasion of this psalm was probably the capture of Rabbah recorded in 2 Sam. 12:29, 30.
The King's Hymn of Victory.
REJOICING OF THE CHURCH IN CHRIST'S VICTORY OVER
2 Selah. "Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me" S. Jo. 11:41."
3 "We see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour" Heb. 2:9. I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown " Rev. 14:14.
4 Thou gavest it him, even length of days for ever and ever. "For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself" S. Jo. 5:26. Behold, I am alive for evermore" Rev. 1:18.
3-4 "The righteous live for evermore: their reward also is with the Lord, and the care of them is with the most High. Therefore shall they receive a glorious kingdom, and a beautiful crown from the Lord's hand" Wisd. 5:15, 16.
5 Lit. His glory is great through thy salvation: honour and majesty dost thou lay upon him. Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world" S. Jo. 17:24.
6 Lit. For thou makest him (full of) blessings for ever: thou dost delight him with joy in thy presence.
7 For the king trusteth in the LORD, and through the mercy of the most High he shall not be moved.
The King Messiah is now addressed. Destruction of His enemies. vv. 8-13.
8 Thine hand shall find out all thine enemies. hand shall be lifted up upon thine adversaries, and all thine enemies shall be cut off " Mic. 5:9.
9 "For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven: and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch" Mal. 4:1. See 2 Sam. 12:31.
Ps. XXI. 3 Prevented, K. J. settest. Prevent, i. e. come to meet.