The psalmist exhorteth the redeemed, in praising God, to observe his manifold providence,
Psalms 107:1 O geue thankes vnto the LORDE, for he is gracious, and his mercy endureth for euer. Psalms 107:2 Let them geue thakes whom the LORDE hath redemed, & delyuered from the hande of the enemie. Psalms 107:3 And gathered the out of the londes, fro the east, fro the west, fro the north & from the south.
Psalms 107:4 They wente astraye in the wildernesse in an vntroden waye, & founde no cite to dwell in. Psalms 107:5 Hongrie & thirstie, & their soule faynted in the. Psalms 107:6 So they cried vnto the LORDE in their trouble, & he delyuered the from their distresse. Psalms 107:7 He led the forth by ye right waie, yt they might go to ye cite where they dwelt. Psalms 107:8 O that me wolde prayse the goodnesse of the LORDE, & the wonders that he doth for the childre of me. Psalms 107:9 For he satisfied the emptie soule, & fylled the hongrie soule wt good.
Psalms 107:10 Soch as sat in darcknesse and in the shadowe of death, beynge fast bounde in misery & yron. Psalms 107:11 Because they were not obediet to the comaundementes of God, but lightly regarded the councell of the most highest. Psalms 107:12 Their herte was vexed with labor, they fell downe, & there was none to helpe them. Psalms 107:13 So they cried vnto the LORDE in their trouble, & he delyuered them out of their distresse. Psalms 107:14 He brought the out of darcknesse & out of the shadowe of death, & brake their bondes in sonder. Psalms 107:15 O that men wolde prayse the goodnesse of the LORDE, & the woders that he doth for the childre of men. Psalms 107:16 For he hath broken the gates of brasse, & smitte the barres of yron in sonder.
over sick men,
Psalms 107:17 Foolish me were plaged for their offence, & because of their wickednesse. Psalms 107:18 Their soule abhorred all maner of meate, they were eue harde at deathes dore. Psalms 107:19 So they cried vnto the LORDE in their trouble, & he delyuered the out of their distresse. Psalms 107:20 He sent his worde & healed the, & saued the from destruccion. Psalms 107:21 O that men wolde prayse the goodnesse of the LORDE, & the wonders that he doth for the children of men. Psalms 107:22 That they wolde offre vnto him the sacrifice of thankesgeuynge, and tell out his workes with gladnes.
Psalms 107:23 They that go downe to the see in shippes, & occupie their busynesse in greate waters. Psalms 107:24 These men se the workes of the LORDE, & his wonders in the depe. Psalms 107:25 For at his worde, the stormy wynde aryseth, and lifteth vp the wawes therof. Psalms 107:26 They are caried vp to the heauen, & downe agayne to the depe, their soule melteth awaye in the trouble. Psalms 107:27 They rele to and fro, they stacker like a droncken man, and are at their wittes ende. Psalms 107:28 So they crie vnto the LORDE in their trouble, & he delyuereth the out of their distresse. Psalms 107:29 He maketh the storme to ceasse, so that the wawes are still. Psalms 107:30 The are they glad because they be at rest, & so he bryngeth them vnto the hauen where they wolde be. Psalms 107:31 O that men wolde prayse the goodnes of the LORDE, and the wonders that he doth for the children of men. Psalms 107:32 That they wolde exalte him in the cogregacion of the people, & loaue him in the seate of the elders.
and in divers varieties of life.
Psalms 107:33 Which turneth the floudes in to drie londe, and drieth vp the water sprynges. Psalms 107:34 A frutefull londe maketh he baren, for the wickednesse of them that dwell therin. Psalms 107:35 Agayne, he maketh the wildernes a stondinge water, and water sprynges of a drye grounde. Psalms 107:36 There he setteth the hongrie, that they maye buylde them a cite to dwell in. Psalms 107:37 That they maye sowe their groude, plante vynyaydes, to yelde them frutes of increase. Psalms 107:38 He blesseth them, so that they multiplie exceadingly, and suffreth not their catell to decrease. Psalms 107:39 Whe they are minished & brought lowe thorow oppressio, thorow eny plage or trouble. Psalms 107:40 Though he suffre the to be euell intreated thorow tyrauntes, or let them wandre out of the waye in the wildernesse: Psalms 107:41 Yet helpeth he the poore out of misery (at the last) and maketh him an housholde like a flocke of shepe. Psalms 107:42 The rightuous wil cosidre this and reioyse, the mouth of all wickednesse shall be stopped. Psalms 107:43 Who so is wyse, and pondreth these thinges well, shall vnderstonde the louynge kyndnesses of the LORDE.