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Psalms 89

The psalmist praiseth God for his Covenant,

Psalms 89:1 My songe shal be allwaye of the louynge kyndnesse of the LORDE, wt my mouth wil I euer be shewinge thy faithfulnesse fro one generacion to another. Psalms 89:2 For I haue sayde: mercy shal be set vp for euer, thy faithfulnesse shalt thou stablish in the heauens. Psalms 89:3 I haue made a couenaunt with my chosen, I haue sworne vnto Dauid my seruaunt. Psalms 89:4 Thy sede wil I stablish for euer, and set vp thy Trone from one generacion to another.

for his wonderful power,

Psalms 89:5 Sela. O LORDE, the very heaues shal prayse thy wonderous workes, yee & thy faithfulnes in ye congregacion of the sayntes. Psalms 89:6 For who is he amonge the cloudes, that maye be copared vnto the LORDE? Psalms 89:7 Yee what is he amonge the goddes, that is like vnto the LORDE? Psalms 89:8 God is greatly to be feared in the councell of the sayntes, & to be had in reuerence of all the that are aboute him. Psalms 89:9 O LORDE God of hoostes, who is like vnto the in power? thy trueth is rounde aboute the. Psalms 89:10 Thou rulest the pryde of the see, thou stillest the wawes therof, whe they arise. Psalms 89:11 Thou breakest the proude, like one that is wounded, thou scatrest thine enemies abrode with thy mightie arme. Psalms 89:12 The heaues are thine, the earth is thine: thou hast layed the foundacio of the roude worlde and all that therin is. Psalms 89:13 Thou hast made the north and the south, Tabor and Hermon shal reioyse in thy name. Psalms 89:14 Thou hast a mightie arme, stronge is thy hande, and hye is thy right hande.

for the care of his Church,

Psalms 89:15 Rightuousnes and equite is the habitacion of thy seate, mercy and trueth go before thy face. Psalms 89:16 Blessed is the people (o LORDE) that can reioyse in the, and walketh in the light of thy countenaunce. Psalms 89:17 Their delite is in thy name all the daye longe, and thorow thy rightuousnesse they shalbe exalted. Psalms 89:18 For thou art the glory of their strength, & thorow thy fauoure shalt thou lift vp oure hornes.

for his favour to the kingdom of David.

Psalms 89:19 The LORDE is oure defence, and the holy one of Israel is oure kynge. Psalms 89:20 Thou spakest somtyme in visios vnto thy sayntes, and saydest: I haue layed helpe vpon one that is mightie, I haue exalted one chosen out of the people. Psalms 89:21 I haue founde Dauid my seruaut, with my holy oyle haue I anoynted him. Psalms 89:22 My honde shal holde him fast, and my arme shal strength him. Psalms 89:23 The enemie shal not ouercome him, and the sonne of wickednesse shal not hurte him. Psalms 89:24 I shal smyte downe his foes before his face, and plage them that hate him. Psalms 89:25 My trueth also & my mercy shalbe with him, and in my name shal his horne be exalted. Psalms 89:26 I wil set his honde in the see, and his right honde in the floudes. Psalms 89:27 He shal call me: thou art my father, my God, and the strength of my saluacion. Psalms 89:28 And I wil make him my firstborne, hyer then the kinges of the earth. Psalms 89:29 My mercy wil I kepe for him for euermore, and my couenaunt shall stonde fast with him. Psalms 89:30 His sede wil I make to endure for euer, yee and his Trone as the dayes of heauen. Psalms 89:31 But yf his childre forsake my lawe, and walke not in my iudgmentes. Psalms 89:32 Yf they breake myne ordinaunces, and kepe not my commaundementes. Psalms 89:33 I wil vyset their offences with the rodde, and their synnes with scourges. Psalms 89:34 Neuerthelesse, my louynge kyndnesse wil I not vtterly take from him, ner fuffre my trueth to fayle. Psalms 89:35 My couenaunt wil I not breake, ner disanulle the thinge yt is gone out of my lippes. Psalms 89:36 I haue sworne once by my holynesse, that I wil not fayle Dauid. Psalms 89:37 His sede shal endure for euer, and his seate also like as the Sonne before me.

The complaining of contrary events,

Psalms 89:38 He shal stonde fast for euermore as the Moone, and as the faithfull witnesse in heauen. Psalms 89:39 Sela. But now thou forsakest and abhorrest thyne anoynted, and art displeased at him. Psalms 89:40 Thou hast turned backe the couenaunt of thy seruaunt, and cast his crowne to the grounde. Psalms 89:41 Thou hast ouerthrowne all his hedges, and broke downe his stronge holdes. Psalms 89:42 Al they that go by, spoyle him, he is become a rebuke vnto his neghbours. Psalms 89:43 Thou settest vp the right hade of his enemies, and makest all his aduersaryes to reioyse. Psalms 89:44 Thou hast taken awaye the strength of his swerde, and geuest him not victory in the battayll. Psalms 89:45 Thou hast put out his glory, and cast his Trone downe to the grounde.

he expostulateth, prayeth, and blesseth God.

Psalms 89:46 The dayes of his youth hast thou shortened, and couered him with dishonoure. Psalms 89:47 Sela. LORDE, how longe wilt thou hyde thy self? For euer? shal thy wrath burne like fyre? Psalms 89:48 O remembre how shorte my tyme is, hast thou made all men for naught? Psalms 89:49 What man is he that lyueth, and shal not se death? Maye a ma delyuer his owne soule from the honde of hell? Psalms 89:50 Sela. LORDE, where are thy olde louynge kyndnesses, which thou sworest vnto Dauid in thy trueth? Psalms 89:51 Remebre LORDE the rebuke that ye multitude of the people do vnto thy seruauntes, & how I haue borne it in my bosome. Psalms 89:52 Wher wt thine enemies blasphemethe, & slauder ye fotesteppes of yi anoynted. Thankes be to the LORDE for euermore: Amen, Amen.

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