The psalmist exhorteth the redeemed, in praising God, to observe his manifold providence,
Psalms 107:1 O geue thanckes vnto the Lord, for he is gracyous, and his mercy endureth for euer. Psalms 107:2 Let them geue thanckes whom the Lorde hath redemed, and delyuered from the hande of the enemye. Psalms 107:3 And gathered them out of the landes, from þe East, and from the west, from the North and from the South.
Psalms 107:4 They went a straye in the wildernesse out of þe waye, & founde no citie to dwel in. Psalms 107:5 Hongrie & thirstye: their soule faynted in them. Psalms 107:6 So they cryed vnto the Lorde in their trouble, and he delyuered them from their distresse. Psalms 107:7 He led them forth by the ryght waye, þt they myght go to the cytie where they dwelt. Psalms 107:8 O that men wolde therfor prayse the Lorde, for his goodnes, and declare the wonders þt he doth for the chyldren of men. Psalms 107:9 For he satisfyed þe emptie soule, and filled the hongrye soule with goodnesse.
Psalms 107:10 Soch as syt in darcknesse & in the shadow of death, beyng fast bound in mysery & yron. Psalms 107:11 Because they rebelled agaynst the wordes of the Lorde, and lyghtly regarded the councell of þe most hyghest, Psalms 107:12 He also brought downe their hart thorow heuinesse: they fell downe, & there was noue to helpe them. Psalms 107:13 So whan they cried vnto þe Lord in their trouble, he deliuered them out of their distresse Psalms 107:14 For he brought them out of darcknesse & out of þe shadow of death, & brake their bondes in sonder. Psalms 107:15 O þt men wold therfore prayse þe Lorde for hys goodnesse: & declare þe wonders þt he doth for the children of men. Psalms 107:16 For he hath broken the gates of brasse, and smytten the barres of yron in sonder,
over sick men,
Psalms 107:17 Folysh men are plaged for their offence, & because of their wyckednesse. Psalms 107:18 Their soule abhorred all maner of meat, and they were euen hard at deathes dore. Psalms 107:19 So whan they cryed vnto þe Lord in their trouble, he delyuered them out of their dystresse. Psalms 107:20 He sent his word, and healed them, and they were saued from their destruccion. Psalms 107:21 O that men wold therfore prayse þe Lorde for hys goodnesse, and declare the wonders that he doth for the chyldren of men. Psalms 107:22 That they wold offre vnto hym the sacrifyce of thanckesgeuyng, and tell out hys worckes wt gladnes.
Psalms 107:23 They þt go downe to the see in shyppes, and occupie their busynesse in great waters. Psalms 107:24 These men se the worckes of the Lord, and his wonders in the deape. Psalms 107:25 For at his word, þe stormy wynd ariseth, which lyfteth vp the waues therof. Psalms 107:26 They are caryed vp to the heauen, and downe agayne to the deape, their soule melteth awaye because of the trouble. Psalms 107:27 They rele to and fro, and stacker lyke a droncken man, & are at their wittes ende. Psalms 107:28 So whan they crye vnto þe Lord in their trouble, he delyuereth them out of their distresse. Psalms 107:29 For he maketh the storme to ceasse, so that þe waues therof are styll. Psalms 107:30 Then are they glad because they be at rest, and so he bryngeth them vnto the hauen where they wolde be. Psalms 107:31 O that men wold therfore prayse the Lorde for hys goodnes, and declare the wondres þt he doth for the children of men. Psalms 107:32 That they wolde exalte him also in the congregacion of þe people, and loaue him in the seat of the elders.
and in divers varieties of life.
Psalms 107:33 Which turneth the floudes into a wildernesse: and dryeth vp the water sprynges. Psalms 107:34 A frutefull lande maketh he baren, for the wyckednesse of them that dwell therin. Psalms 107:35 Agayne, he maketh the wildernes a standynge water, and water sprynges of a drye ground. Psalms 107:36 And there he setteth the hongrie, that they maye buylde them a cytie to dwell in Psalms 107:37 That they maye sowe their londe, and plante vyneyardes, to yelde them frutes of increase. Psalms 107:38 He blesseth them, so that they multiplye exceadingly, and suffreth not their catell to decrease. Psalms 107:39 And agayne: when they are minished and brought lowe thorow oppression, thorow eny plag or trouble. Psalms 107:40 Though he suffre them to be euell intreated thorowe tyrauntes, and lett them wandre out of the waye in the wildernesse. Psalms 107:41 Yet helpeth he the poore out of misery, & maketh him housholdes lyke a flocke of shepe. Psalms 107:42 The ryghteous wyll consydre this, and reioyse, & the mouth of all wyckednesse shall be stopped. Psalms 107:43 Who so is wyse, wyll pondre these thynges: and they shall vnderstand the louyng kyndnesses of the Lord.