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The Psalmes of David

From the Hebrew David means “beloved”


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Chapter 1


      O' Blessed is the man that goeth not in the counsel of the ungodly: that abideth not in the way of sinners, and sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But delighteth in the law of the Lord, and exerciseth himself in his law, both day and night. Such a man is like a tree planted by the water side, that bringeth forth his fruit in due season.  His leaves shall not fall off, and look whatsoever he doeth, it shall prosper. As for the ungodly, it is not with them: but they are like the dust, which the wind scattereth away from the ground. Therefore the ungodly shall not be able to stand in the judgment, neither the sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the Lord alloweth the way of the righteous, but the way of the ungodly shall perish.




Chapter 2

      Why do the heathen grudge? Why do the people imagine a vain things? The kings of the earth stand up, and the rulers are come together, against the Lord, and against his anointed. Let us break their bonds asunder, and cast away their yoke from us. Nevertheless he that dwelleth in heaven, shall laugh them to scorn: yee even the Lord himself shall have them in *derision. Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.
      Yet have I set my King upon my holy hill of Sion.
      As for me, I will preach the law, whereof the Lord hath said unto me: Thou art my son, this day have I begotten thee. Desire of me, and I shall give thee the Heathen for thine inheritance, Yee the uttermost parts of the world for thy possession. Thou shalt rule them with a rod of iron, and break them in pieces like an earthen vessel.
      Be wise now therefore, O ye kings, be warned, ye judges of the earth.
      Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice before him with reverence.
      Kiss the Son, lest the Lord be angry, and so ye perish from the right way.
      For his wrath shall be kindled shortly: blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

*derision = ridicule, contempt, mockery. RN





Chapter 3







     Why are they so many, O' Lord, that trouble me? a great multitude are they, that rise against me. Yee many one there be that say of my soul: There is no help for him in God. *Selah.
      But thou, O' Lord, art my defender, my worship, and the lifter up of my head.
      I call upon the Lord with my voice, and he heareth me out of his holy hill. Selah.
       I laid me down and slept, but I rose up again, for the Lord sustained me.
      I am not afraid for thousands of the people, that compass me round about.
      Up Lord, and help me, O' my God: for thou smitest all mine enemies upon the cheek bones, and breakest the teeth of the ungodly. Help belongeth unto the Lord, therefore let thy blessing be upon thy people.

*Selah: this word marks open expression, of an extreme desire within the heart. RN




Chapter 4


To the Chaunter in Neginoth


      Hear me when I call, O' God of my righteousness: thou that comfortest me in my trouble: have mercy upon me, and harken unto my prayer. O ye sons of men, how long will ye blaspheme my honor? why have ye such pleasure in vanity, and seek after lies? Selah.
      Know this, that the Lord dealeth marvelously with his saint: and when I call upon the Lord, he heareth me. Be angry, but sin not: come with your own hearts upon your beds, and remember yourselves. Selah.
      Offer the sacrifice of righteousness, and put your trust in the Lord.
      There be many that say: Who will do us any good? Lord, lift up upon us the light of thy countenance.
      Thou rejoicest mine heart, though their increase be great both in corn and wine.
      Therefore will I lay me down in peace, and take my rest: for thou, Lord only settest me in a sure dwelling.




Chapter 5

To the Chaunter in Nehiloth

      Hear my words ( O' Lord ) consider my calling. O' mark the voice of my petition, my King and my God, for unto thee will I make my prayer. Hear my voice by times ( O' Lord ) for early in the morning I will get me unto thee, and that with diligence.
      For thou art not the God that hath pleasure in wickedness, there may no ungodly person dwell with thee. Such as be cruel may not stand in thy sight, thou art an enemy of all wicked doers. Thou destroyest the liars: the Lord abhors the blood thirsty and deceitful.
      But as for me, I will come into thy house, even upon the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.
      Lead me ( O Lord ) in thy righteousness because of mine enemies, and make thy way plain before me. For there is no faithfulness in their mouths: they disassemble in their hearts: their throat is an open sepulcher: with their tongues they deceive. Punish them ( O' God ) that they perish in their own imaginations: cast them out because of the multitude of their ungodliness, for they rebel against thee.
      Again, let all them that put their trust in thee, rejoice: let them ever be giving of thanks, because thou defendest them: that they which love thy name, may be joyful in thee.
      For thou Lord givest thy blessing unto the righteous: and with thy favorable kindness thou defendest him, as with a shield.




Chapter 6

To the Chaunter in Neginoth upon Sheminith

      O' Lord, rebuke me not in thine anger: O' chasten me not in thy heavy displeasure.
      Have mercy upon me ( O' Lord ) for I am weak: O' Lord heal me, for all my bones are vexed. My soul is also in great trouble, but Lord, how long? Turn thee ( O' Lord ) and deliver my soul: Oh save me for thy mercies' sake.
      For in death no man remembereth thee: Oh who will give thee thanks in the hell?
      I am weary of groaning: every night wash I my bed, and water my couch with my tears. My countenance is changed for the very inward grief, I consume away, I have so many enemies.       Away from me all ye wicked doers, for the Lord hath heard the voice of my weeping.
      The Lord hath heard my humble petition, the Lord hath received my prayer.
      All mine enemies shall be confounded and sore vexed: yee they shall be turned back and put to shame, and that right soon.




Chapter 7

      Lord my God, in thee do I trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me. Lest he *hantche up my soul like a lion, and tear it in pieces, while there is none to help.
      O' Lord my God, if I have done any such thing, if there be any unrighteousness in my hands: If I have rewarded evil unto them that dealt friendly with me, or hurt them that without any cause are mine enemies: Then let mine enemy persecute my soul, and take me: yee, let him tread my life down in the earth, and lay mine honor in the dust. Selah.
      Stand up ( O' Lord ) in thy wrath, lift up thyself over the furious indignation of mine enemies: arise up ( for me ) in the vengeance that thou hast promised.
      That the congregation of the people may come about thee, for their sakes therefore lift up thyself again.
      The Lord is judge over the people: avenge me then (O' Lord) according to my righteousness and innocence.
      Oh let the wickedness of the ungodly come to an end: but maintain the just, thou righteous God, that triest the very hearts and reins.
      My help cometh of God, which preserveth them that are true of heart.
      God is a righteous judge, and God is ever threatening.
      If men will not turn, he hath wet his sword: he hath bent his bow and made it ready. He hath prepared him the weapons of death, and ordained his arrows to destroy.
      Behold, he travaileth with mischief, he hath conceived unhappiness, and brought forth a lie. He hath graven and digged up a pit, but he shall fall himself into the pit that he made. For his unhappiness shall fall upon his own head, and his wickedness shall fall upon his own *pate.
      As for me, I will give thanks unto the Lord for his righteousness sake, and will praise the name of the Lord most highest.

*hantche = as food: thigh, as Abraham had hand put to his thigh (Gen 24), Jacob wrestled with God (Gen 34)
*pate = ones own thinking, that is to say; these will believe totally in their own thinking. intellect RN




Chapter 8

To the Chaunter upon Githith, a Psalme of David.
      O' Lord our governor: how excellent is thy glory above the heavens. Out of the mouth of the very babes and sucklings, thou hast ordained praise, because of thine enemies, that thou mightest destroy the enemy and the avenger. For I consider thy heavens, even the work of thy fingers: the moon and the stars which thou hast made.
      Oh what is a man, that thou art so mindful of him? either the son of man that thou visitest him? After thou haddest for a season made him lower than the angels, thou crownest him with honor and glory. Thou hast set him above the works of thy hands: and thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. All sheep and oxen, yee and the beasts of the field. The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever walketh through the ways of the sea.
      O Lord our governor, how wonderful is thy name in all the world?




Chapter 9

To the Chaunter upon Almuth, Laben, a Psalme of David.

      I will give thanks unto thee, O' Lord with my whole heart, I will speak of all thy marvelous works. I will be glad, and rejoice in thee, yee my songs will I make of thy name, O' thou most highest. Because thou hast driven mine enemies aback, they were *disconfided, and perished at thy presence. For thou hast maintained my right and my cause: thou sittest in the throne that art the true judge. Thou hast rebuked the heathen, and destroyest the ungodly, thou puttest out their name for ever and ever. The enemies swords are come to an end, thou hast over thrown their cities, their memorial is perished with them.
      But the Lord endureth for ever, he hath prepared his seat unto judgment.
      He governeth the world with righteousness, and ministereth true judgment unto the people. The Lord is a defense for the poor, a defense in time of trouble. Therefore they that know thy name, put their trust in thee: for thou (Lord) never failest them that seek thee.
       O' praise the Lord, which dwelleth in Sion, show the people his doings.
      And why? he maketh inquisition for their blood, and remembereth them: he forgetteth not the complaint of the poor.
       Have mercy upon me,( O' Lord) consider the trouble that I am in among mine enemies, thou that liftest me up from the gates of death.
      That I may show forth all thy praises within the ports of the daughter of Sion, and rejoice in thy saving health.
      As of the Heathen, they are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the same net which they spread out privately, is their own feet taken.
      Thus the Lord is known to execute true judgment, when the ungodly is trapped in the works of his own hands. Selah.
       The wicked must be turned unto hell, and all the Heathen that forget God.
      But the poor shall not all way be out of remembrance, the patient abiding of such as be in trouble shall not perish for ever.
      Up Lord, let no man have the upper hand, let the Heathen be condemned before thee. O' Lord set a school master over them, that the Heathen may know themselves to be but men. Selah.


*disconfided = frustrated and destroyed.
Higgaion: this word found in KJV and other "bibles of man" means "meditate" with music, imagination, whispering and creativity RN




Chapter 10

      Why art thou gone so far off, O' Lord? whilt thou hide thyself in time of trouble?      While the ungodly hath the over hand, the poor must suffer persecution: O that they are taken in the imagination which they go about. For the ungodly maketh boast of his own hearts desire, the covetous blessth himself, and blaspheme the Lord.
       The ungodly is so proud and full of indignation, that he careth not: neither is God before his eyes. His ways are always filthy, thy judgments are far out of his sight, he defyeth all his enemies. For he sayeth in his heart: Tush, I shall never be cast down, there shall no harm happen to me.
       His mouth is full of cursing, fraud and deceit: under his tongue is travail and sorrow.
       He sitteth lurking in the gardens, that he may *prively murder the innocent, his eyes are set upon the poor. He lieth waiting secretly, as it were a lion in his den. He lurketh that he may ravish the poor, yee to ravish the poor when he hath gotten him into his net. Then smiteth he, then oppresseth he and cast down the poor with his authority. For he sayeth in his heart: Tush, God hath forgotten, he hath turned away his face, so that he will never see it.
      Arise, O' Lord God, lift up thine hand and forget not the poor. Wherefore should the wicked blaspheme God and say in his heart: tush, he careth not for it: This thou seest, for thou considerest the misery and sorrow. The poor giveth himself over in to thy hand, and committeth him unto thee, for thou art the helper of the friendless.
      Break thou the arm off the ungodly and malicious, search out the wickedness which he hath done, that he may perish.
      The Lord is king for ever, the Heathen shall perish out of his land.
      Lord, thou hearest the desirous longing of the poor: their heart is sure, that thine ear hearkeneth there. Help the fatherless and the poor unto their right, that the ungodly be no more exalted upon the earth.


*prively = secretly conceiving, to deceive.




Chapter 11

To the Chaunter in Neginoth

      In the Lord put I my trust: how will ye then say to my soul: that she should flee as a bird upon your hill?
      For, lo, the ungodly have bend their bow, and made ready their arrows in the quiver, that they may privily shoot at them, which are true of heart. The very foundations have they cast down, what can the righteous then do with all?
      But the Lord is in his holy temple, the Lords seat is in heaven: he considereth with his eyes, his eyelids behold the children of men. The Lord seeth both the righteous and ungodly, but who so delighteth in wickedness, him his soul abhoreth.      Upon the ungodly he shall rain snares, fire, brimstone, storm and tempest: this reward shall they have to drink.
      For the Lord is righteous, and he loveth righteousness: his countenance beholdeth the thing that is just.




Chapter 12

To the Chaunter upon *Shenunith      
      Help Lord, for there is not one saint more: very few faithful are there among the children of men.
      Every man telleth lies to his neighbor, they do but flatter with their lips and disassemble in their heart.
      O' that the Lord would root out all deceitful lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things.
      Which said: our tongue should we prevail: we are they that ought to speak, who is lord over us?      
      Now for the troubles sake of the oppressed, and because of the company of the poor, I will up ( sayeth the Lord) I will help them, and set them at rest.
      The words of the Lord are pure words: even as the silver, which from the earth is tried and purified seven times in fire.
      Keep them therefore ( O' Lord ) and preserve us from this generation for ever. And why? when vanity and idleness getteth the overhand among the children of men, all are full of the ungodly.


From the Hebrew: * my father is a lamp "doubtful"




Chapter 13

To the chaunter, a Psalm of David

      How long wilt thou forget me, O' Lord? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me? How long shall I seek counsel in my soul? how long shall I be so vexed in my heart? how long shall mine enemy triumph over me?
      Consider, and hear me, O' Lord my God: lighten mine eyes, that I sleep not in death. Lest mine enemy say: I have prevailed against him: or if I be cast down, they that trouble me will rejoice at it.
      But my trust is in thy mercy, my heart is joyful in thy saving health.
      I will sing of the Lord, that dealeth so lovingly with me.
      (Yee I will praise the name of the Lord the most highest.)




Chapter 14

To the chaunter, a Psalm of David

      The foolish bodies say in their hearts: Tush, there is no God.
      They are corrupt, and become abominable in their doings, there is not one that doeth good. The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that would understand and seek after God.
      But they are all gone out of the way, they are all together become unprofitable: there is none that doeth good, no not one. How can they have understanding, that work mischief, eating up my people, as it were bread, and call not upon the Lord.
      Therefore shall they be brought in great fear, for God standeth by the generation of the righteous. As for you, ye have made a mock at the counsel of the poor, because he putteth his trust in the Lord.
      Oh that the saving health were given unto Israel out of Zion.
      Oh that the Lord would deliver his people out of captivity.
      Even the should Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel should be right glad.




Chapter 15

      Lord, who shall dwell in thy tabernacle? who shall rest upon thy holy hill?
      Even he that leadeth an uncorrupt life: that doeth the thing which is right, and that speaketh the truth from his heart. He that useth no deceit in his tongue: he that doeth evil to his neighbor, and slandereth not his neighbors. He that sitteth not by the ungodly, but maketh much of them that fear the Lord: he that sweareth unto his neighbor, and disappoint him not.       He giveth not his money upon usury, and taketh no reward against the innocent. Who so doth these things, shall never be moved.




Chapter 16

*Michtam of David
      Preserve me,( O' God ) for in that I do trust.
      I have said unto the Lord: thou art my God, my goods are nothing unto thee. All my delight is upon the saints that are in the earth, and upon such like.
      But they that run after another, shall have great trouble. Their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, neither make mention of their name in my lips.
      The Lord him self is my good and my portion, thou maintainest mine inheritance.       The lot is fallen unto me in fair ground, yee I have a goodly heritage. I will thank the Lord for giving me warning: my reins also have chastened me in the night season.
      Afore hand saw I God always before me, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved.
       Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad, my flesh also shall rest in hope. For why? thou shalt not leave my soul in hell, neither shalt thou suffer thy saint to see corruption. Thou hast showed me the ways of life: thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance. At thy right hand there are pleasure and joy for evermore.


*Michtam = to be stained, be defiled, be deeply stained. RN




Chapter 17

      Hear the right ( O' Lord ) consider my complaint: harken to my prayer, that goeth not out of a *feigned mouth. Let my sentence come forth from thy presence: and look upon the thing that is equal.
      Thou hast proved and visited mine heart in the night season: thou has tried me in the fire: and hast found no wickedness in me: for I utterly purposed that my mouth should not offend. Because the words of thy lips, I have kept me from the works of men: in the way of the murderer.
      Oh order thou my goings in thy paths: that my footsteps slip not. For unto thee I cry: hear me O' God: incline thine ears unto me: and harken unto my words.      Show thy marvelous lovingkindness, thou that savest them that put their trust in thee, from such as resist thy right hand.      Keep me as the apple of an eye, defend me under the shadow of thy wings. From the ungodly that trouble me, from my enemies which compass my soul round about. Which maintain their own wealthiness with oppression, and their mouth they speaketh proud things. They lay waiting in our way on every side, turning their eyes down to the ground. Like as a lion that is greedy of his prey, and as it were a lions whelp lurking in his den.
      Up Lord, disappoint him and cast him down: deliver my soul with thy sword from the ungodly. From the men of thy hand ( O' Lord ) from the men of the world, which have their portion in this life: whose bellies thou fillest with thy treasure. They have children at their desire, and leave the rest of their substance for their babes.
      But as for me, I will behold thy presence in righteousness: and when thy glory appeareth, I shall be satisfied.


*feigned (obliged/imagined)




Chapter 18

      I will love thee, ( O' Lord ) my strength. The Lord is my *succor, my refuge, my Savior: my God, my helper, in whom I will trust: my buckler, the horn of my health, and my protection.
       I will praise the Lord, and call upon him, so shall I be save from mine enemies.
      The sorrows of death compassed me, and the brooks of ungodliness made me afraid. The pains of hell came about me, the snares of death took hold upon me.
      Yet in my trouble I called upon the Lord, and complained unto my God. So he heard my voice out of his holy temple, and my complaint came before him, yee even into his ears.
      Then the earth trembled and quaked, the very foundations of the hills shook and were removed, because he was wroth.
       There went a smoke out of his nostrils, and a consuming fire out of his mouth, so that coals were kindled at it. He bowed the heavens, and came down, and it was dark was under his feet. He rode upon the Cherub, and did fly: he came flying with the wings of the wind. He made darkness his pavilion round about him, with dark waters and thick clouds to cover him. At the brightness of his presence the clouds removed, with hail stones and coals of fire. The Lord also thundered out of the heaven, and the height gave his thunder with hail stones and coals of fire. He sent out his arrows and scattered them, he cast sore lightnings, and destroyed them. The springs of waters were seen, and the foundations of the round world were discovered at thy chiding (O' Lord) at the blasting and breath of thy displeasures.
      He sent from the height to fetch me, and took me out of great waters. He delivered me from my strong enemies, and from my foes which were too mighty for me. They prevented me in the time of my trouble, but the Lord was my defense. He brought me forth also into liberty: and delivered me, because he had a favor unto me.
      The Lord shall reward me after my righteous dealing, and according to the cleanness of my hands shall he recompensed me. For I have kept the ways of the Lord: and have not behaved myself wickedly against my God. I have an eye unto all his laws, and cast not out his commandments from me.
       Uncorrupt will I be before him, and will I *eschue my own wickedness.
      Therefore shall the Lord reward me after my righteous dealing, and according to the cleanness of my hands in his eyesight. With the holy thou shalt be holy, and with the innocent thou shalt be innocent. With the clean thou shalt be clean, and with the *froward thou shalt be froward.      For thou shalt save the poor oppressed, and bring down the high looks of the proud.
      Thou lightest my candle, O' Lord my God: thou makest my darkness to be light.
       For in thee I can discomfort an host of men: yee in my God I can leap over the wall.
       The way of God is a perfect way: the words of the Lord are tried in fire: he is a shield of defense, for all them that trust in him. For who is God, but the Lord? Or, who hath any strength, but our God?
      It is God that girdeth me with strength, and made my way uncorrupt. He hath made my feet like hertes feet, and set me up on high.      He teacheth my hands to fight, and maketh mine arms to break even a bow of steel. Thou hast given me the defense of thy health, thy right hand upholdeth me, and thy loving correction maketh me great. Thou hast made room enough under me for to go, that my foot steps should not slide.
      I will follow upon mine enemies, and take them: I will not turn till they be discomforted.
       I will smite them, they shall not be able to stand, but fall under my feet.
      Thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle, thou hast thrown them all down under me, that rose up against me. Thou hast made mine enemies to turn their backs upon me, thou hast destroyed them that hate me.
      They cried, but there was none to help them: yee even unto the Lord, but he heard them not. I will beat them small as the dust clay in the wind, I will cast them out as clay in the streets.
      Thou shalt deliver me from the strivings of the people, thou shalt make me the head of the Heathen. As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me, but the strange children disassemble with me. The strange children are waxen old, and go halting out of their paths.
      The Lord liveth: and blessed be my helper, praise be the God of my health.      Even the God which seeth that I be avenged, and subdueth the people unto me. It is he that delivereth me from my cruel enemies: thou shalt lift me up from them that rise against me, thou shalt rid me from the wicked man.
      For this cause I will give thanks unto thee ( O' Lord ) among the gentiles, and sing praises unto thy name. Great prosperity giveth he unto his king, and showeth loving kindness unto David his anointed, yee and to his seed for evermore.


*succor, (strength / security) *eschue: avoid, shun, escape. *froward = stubbornly contrary, abstinent RN




Chapter 19

To the Chaunter in Neginoth

      The very heavens declare the glory of God, and the very firmament showeth his handiwork. One day telleth another, and one night certifith another. There is neither speech nor language, but their voices are heard among them. Their sound is gone out into all lands, and their words in to the ends of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the Sun, which cometh forth as a bridegroom out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a giant to run his course. It goeth forth from the one end of the heaven, and runneth about unto the same end again, and there may no man hide himself from the heat thereof.
      The law of the Lord is a perfect law it quickeneth the soul. The testimony of the Lord is true, and giveth wisdom even unto babes. The statutes of the Lord are right, and rejoice the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, and giveth light unto the eyes.
      The fear of the Lord is clean, and endureth for ever: the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether. More pleasant are they than gold, yee, then much fine gold: sweeter then honey and the honeycomb.
      These thy servant keepeth, and for keeping of them there is great reward.
      Who can tell, how often he offendeth? O' cleanse thou me from my secret faults. Keep thy servant also from presumptuous sins, lest they get dominion over me: so shall I be undefiled and innocent from the great offense.
      Yee the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart shall be acceptable unto thee, O' Lord, my helper and my redeemer.




Chapter 20

To the Chaunter in Neginoth

      The Lord hear thee in the time of trouble, the name of the God of Jacob defend thee. Send thee help from the Sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion. Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice. Selah.
      Grant thee thy hearts desire, and fulfil all thy mind. We will rejoice in thy health, and triumph in the name of the Lord our God: the Lord performeth all thy petitions.
      Now know I, that the Lord helpeth his anointed, and will hear him from his holy heaven: mighty is the helps of his right hand.
      Some put their trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the Lord our God. They are brought down and fallen, but we are risen and stand upright.
      Save, Lord, and help us, O' king, when we call upon thee.




Chapter 21

To the Chaunter in Neginoth

      Lord, how joyful is the king in thy strength? O' how exceedingly glad is he of thy saving health? Thou hast given him his hearts desire, and hast not put him from the request of his lips. Selah.
      For thou hast prevented him with liberal blessings, and set a crown of gold on his head. He asked life of thee, and thou gavest him a long life, even for ever and ever. His honor is great in thy saving health, glory and great worship shalt thou lay upon him.
      For thou shalt give him everlasting *felicite, and make him glad with the joy of thy countenance. And why? because the king putteth his trust in the Lord, and in the mercy of the most highest he shall not miscarry.
       Let all thine enemies feel thy hand: let thy right hand find out those that hate thee.
      Thou shalt make them like a fire oven in the time of thy wrath: the Lord shall destroy them in his displeasure, and the fire shall consume them. Their fruit shalt thou root out of the earth, and their seed from among the children of men. For they intended mischief against thee, and imagined such devises, as they were not able to perform. Therefore shalt thou put them to flight, and with thy strings thou shalt make ready thine arrows against the faces of them.
      Be thou exalted, Lord, in thine own strength, so will we sing and praise thy power.


*felicite = felicity: great happiness, good fortune




Chapter 22

To the Chaunter upon Aieleth of the dawning, a Psalme of David.

      My God, my God: why hast thou forsaken me? the words of my complaint are far from my health. O' my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou hearest not: and in the night season also I take no rest.
      Yet dwellest thou in the sanctuary, O' thou worship of Israel.
      Our fathers hoped in thee, they trusted in thee, and thou didst deliver them.       They called upon thee, and were helped: they put their trust in thee, and were not confounded.
      But as for me, I am a worm and no man: a very scorn of men and the out cast of the people. All they that see me, laugh me to scorn: they shoot out their lips, and shake their heads. He trusted in God, let him deliver him: let him help him, if he will have him.
      But thou art he that took me out of my mothers womb: thou wast my hope, when I hanged upon my mothers breasts. I have been left unto thee ever since I was born, thou art my God, even from my mothers womb.
      O' go not far from me then, for trouble is hard at hand, and here is none to help me. Great bulls are come about me, fat oxen close me in on every side. They gape upon me with their mouths, as it were a rampaging and roaring lion.
      I am poured out like water, all my bones are out of joint: my heart in the midst of my body is even like melting wax. My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue cleaveth to my gums, and thou hast brought me into the dust of death.
      For dogs are come about me, the counsel of the wicked hath layed siege against me.      They pierced my hands and my feet, I might have told all my bones: as for them, they stood staring and looking upon me. They have parted my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.
      But be not thou far from me, O' Lord: thou art my succor, haste thee to help me.      Deliver my soul from the sword, my dearling from the power of the dog. Save me from the lions mouth, and hear me from among the horns of the unicorns.
      I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee. O' praise the Lord ye that fear him: Magnify him all ye seed of Jacob, and let all the seed of Israel fear him.
      For he hath not despised nor abhorred the miserable estate of the poor: he hath not hid his face from me, but when I called unto him, he heard me.
      I will praise thee in the great congregation, and perform my vows in the sight of all that fear thee. The poor shall eat and be satisfied: they seek after the Lord shall praise him: our heart shall live for ever.
      All the ends of the world shall remember themselves, and be turned unto the Lord: and all the generations of the Heathen shall worship before him.
      For the kingdom is the Lords, and he shall be the governor of the Heathen.
      All such as be fat upon earth, shall eat also and worship All they that lay in the dust, and live so hardly, shall fall down before him.
      The seed shall serve him, and preach of the Lord forever. They shall come, and declare his righteousness: unto a people that shall be born, whom the Lord hath made.


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