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their adversity: he heard their complaint.


36:5 44 He thought upon his cove8-13,17 nant, and pitied them, according unto the multitude of his mercies: yea, he made all those that led them away captive to pity them.

45 Deliver us, O LORD our God, and gather us from among the heathen that we may give thanks unto thy holy Name, and make our boast of thy praise. 41:13 46 Blessed be the LORD God of 89:50 Israel, from everlasting, and world without end: and let all the people say, Amen.


Rom. vv. 1-4, 2d Sun. in Lent. Hy. 416.


44 Verse 1. "Be not afraid of the king of Babylon, of whom ye are afraid; be not afraid of him, saith the LORD: for I am with you to save you, and to deliver you from his hand. And I will shew mercies unto you, that he may have mercy upon you, and cause you to return to your own land" Jer. 42:11, 12. "We were bondmen; yet our God hath not forsaken us in our bondage, but hath extended mercy unto us in the sight of the kings of Persia, to give us a reviving, to set up the house of our God, and to repair the desolations thereof, and to give us a wall in Judah and in Jerusalem " Ezra 9:9. See Kin. 8:50; 2 Kin. 25:27-30; Dan. 1:9. 45 Nearly the same as 1 Chr. 16:35. Ps. 126.

46 And let all the people say, Amen. Hallelujah. Verse 1. Nearly the same as 1 Chr. 16:36. Ps. 150.

"All blessing to th' Almighty Lord,
The God in Israel's realm ador'd.
For ever blessed be His throne,
And yet for ever: let His own
In choir before their heavenly King,
Amen and Hallelujah sing."-Keble.

44 K. J. And he remembered for them his covenant. 45 Deliver, K. J. save. 46 Hallelujah, i. e. Praise ye Jah.



"The ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away." Is. XXXV. 10.

In this the closing and longest book of the Psalter is set forth the union of Christ and the Church, and her glorious consummation in Heaven. (See Introd. Book IV). Fifteen of the psalms bear the name of David, one that of Solomon, and the rest were probably written after the Captivity, for the most part by mem. bers of the Choir of the Sons of Asaph (see Ps. 50, note), which was the only surviving Temple Choir at that period.

CVII-CXII. Introductory.

(CXI-CXIII. Hallelujah Psalms). CXIII-CXVIII. The Hallel.

CXIX. Upon the Law of God.

CXX-CXXXIV. The Psalms of the Upgoings.
CXXXV-CXXXVII. Psalms "in Jerusalem."
(CXXXV. A Hallelujah Psalm).
CXXXVIII-CXLV. A Manual of Private


CXLVI-CL. The Great Hallelujah Psalms.



Confitemini Domino (-dicant).

106:1 O GIVE thanks unto the LORD; 118:1-4 for he is gracious: and his mercy endureth for ever.




35:10 2 Let them give thanks whom 106:10 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 34:4-6, in their trouble: and he delivered 46:1 86:7 them from their distress.




Ps. CVII. Gracious, K. J. good. 3 South, K. J. (marg.) sea; i. e. the Mediterranean. 4-9 "The first picture is suggested by the mention of the east, the quarter in which lay the wilderness. A traveller in the wilderness, ignorant of the road he should follow, is fainting for hunger and thirst."-Thrupp. 6, 8 These verses form the refrain.

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