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3 Thou turnest man to destruction; and say

est, Return, ye children of men. 4 For a thousand years in thy sight are but as

yesterday when it is past, and as a i

watch – in the night. 5 Thou carriest them away as with a flood;

they are as a sleep; in the morning they

are like grass which | grow-·-eth | up. 6 In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth

up; in the evening it is cut down, - 1 and — | withereth.

7 For we are consumed by thine anger, and by

thy wrath | are · we | troubled. 8 Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our

secret sins in the light . of thy - 1 countenance.

9 For all our days are passed away in thy

wrath: we spend our years, as a | tale •

that is told. 10 The days of our years are threescore years

and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off •

and we | fly. a- | -way. 11. Who knoweth the power of thine anger ?

even according to thy fear, so is . thy |

wrath. 12 So teach us to number our days, that we

may ap- / -ply · our hearts . unto | wisdom.

13 Return, O LORD, how long? and let it repent

thee con- | -cerning • thy servants. 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 where

in thou hast afflicted us, and the years

wherein we have · seen | evil. 16 Let thy work appear unto thy servants,

and thy | glo- • -ry | unto · their chil

dren. 17 And let the beauty of the LORD our God be

upon us: and establish thou the work of

our hands • up- | -on us; 18 Yea, the work of our hands - es- | -tablish ·

thou | it.

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1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the

Most High shall abide under the shadow •

of th’ Al -mighty. 2 I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and

my fortress: my God; in | him · will i

I-| trust. 3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare

of the fowler, and from the noi- • -some

pestilence. 4. He shall cover thee with his feathers, and

under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be . thy shield · and buckler.

5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by

night; nor for the arrow that flieth by

day : 6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in dark

ness; nor for the de- / -struction • that wasteth · at noon-day.

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7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten

thousand at thy right hand; but it shall

not | coine · nigh thee. 8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and

see the re- | -ward — of the wicked.

9 Because thou hast made the LORD which is

my refuge, even the Most High, thy

hab- ·-|- | -tation; 10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall

any | plague · come | nigh: thy | dwell


11 For he shall give his angels charge over

thee, to keep thee in all • thy | ways. 12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest

thou dash thy | foot · a- | -gainst · al stone.

13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder:

the young lion and the dragon shalt thou

trample un- ·-der | feet. 14 Because he hath set his love upon me, there

fore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he · hath | known • my name.

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15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer

him: I will be with him in trouble; I

will deliver him, and hon- ·-our him. 16 With long life will I satisfy him, and 'shew'•

him | my · sal- / -vation.

PSALM XCII. 1 It is a good thing to give thanks unto the

LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, I

O · Most | High. 2 To shew forth thy loving-kindness in the

morning, and thy | faithful- . -ness eve- •

-ry night. 3 Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon

the psaltery; upon the harp with a sol- •

-emn sound. 4 For thou, O LORD, hast made me glad through

thy work: I will triumph in the works ·

of thy — | hands. 5 O LORD, how great are thy works! and thy

thoughts are ver- .-y deep. 6 A brutish man knoweth not; neither doth a

| fool · under- | -stand — | this. When the wicked spring as the grass, and

when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; it is that they shall be de- / -stroyed •

for ever. 8 But thou, Lord, art most high • for ev- ·

-er- / -more. 9 For lo, thine enemies, O LORD, for lo, thine

enemies · shall | perish. 10 All the workers of in- | -iqui- • -ty shall •

be scattered.


11 The righteous shall flourish like the palm.

tree: he shall grow like a | cedar · in |

Lebanon. 12 Those that be planted in the house of the

LORD shall flourish in the courts • of

our — | God. 13 They shall bring forth fruit in old age; they

shall be fat - and flourishing; 14 To shew that the LORD is upright; he is my

rock, and there is no 'un- | -righteous -ness | in — | him. .

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1 THE LORD reigneth, he is clothed with ma

jesty; the Lord is clothed with strength,

wherewith he hath | girded • him- | -self: 2 The world also is established, that it can- ·

-not be - | moved.

3 Thy throne is established of old: thou art

from ev- • -er- | -lasting. 4 The floods have lifted up, o LORD, the floods

have lifted up their voice; the | floods •

lift | up their | waves. 5 The LORD on high is mightier than the noise

of many waters, yea, than the mighty

waves of the sea. 6 Thy testimonies are very sure: holiness be

cometh thine | house, .0 | LORD, · for ever.

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