The psalmist exhorteth the redeemed, in praising God, to observe his manifold providence,
Psalms 107:1 O geue thankes vnto the Lord, for he is gracious, & his mercy endureth for euer. Psalms 107:2 Let them geue thankes whome the Lord hath redemed, & deliuered from the hande of the enemye. Psalms 107:3 And gathered them out of the landes, from the East, from the West, from the North and from the South.
Psalms 107:4 They went astraye in the wildernesse in an vntroden waye, and founde no cytye too dwell in. Psalms 107:5 Hungry & thirsty, and their soule faynted in them. Psalms 107:6 So they cryed vnto the Lorde in theyr trouble, and he deliuered them from theyr distresse. Psalms 107:7 He ledde them forth by the ryghte waye, that they myghte go to the cytye where they dwelt. Psalms 107:8 O that men wolde praise the goodnesse of the Lorde, and the wonders that he doth for the chyldren of men. Psalms 107:9 For he satisfied the empty soule, & fylled the hungry soule with good.
Psalms 107:10 Such as sat in darkenesse and in the shadow of death, beyng fast bounde in mysery and yron. Psalms 107:11 Because they were not obedient to the commaundementes of God, but lightely regarded the counsayll of the moost hyghest. Psalms 107:12 Their hert was vexed with labour, they fel doune, and there was none to helpe them. Psalms 107:13 So they cryed vnto the LORD in their trouble, and he deliuered them oute of theyr dystresse. Psalms 107:14 He brought them out of darkenesse & oute of the shadow of death, & brake their bondes in sonder. Psalms 107:15 O that men wolde prayse the goodnesse of the Lord, and the wonders that he doth for the chyldren 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 were plaged for their offence and because of their wickednesse. Psalms 107:18 Their soule abhorred all maner of meate, they were euen harde at deaths dore. Psalms 107:19 So they cryed vnto the Lorde in their trouble, and he deliuered them oute of theyr distresse. Psalms 107:20 He sent hys worde and healed them, and saued them from destruccion. Psalms 107:21 O that men woulde prayse the goodnesse of the Lord, and the wonders that he doth for the chyldren of men. Psalms 107:22 That they wolde offre vnto him the sacrifice of thankesgeuyng, & tell out hys workes with gladnes.
Psalms 107:23 They that go doune to the sea in shippes, and occupy their businesse in great waters. Psalms 107:24 These men se the workes of the Lorde, & his wonders in the deape. Psalms 107:25 For at his worde, the stormy winde aryseth, and lifteth vp the waues therof. Psalms 107:26 They are caryed vp to the heauen, & doun agayne too the deape, their soule melteth awaye in the trouble. Psalms 107:27 They rele to and fro, they stacker lyke a droncken man, and are at their wittes ende. Psalms 107:28 So they crye vnto the Lorde in their trouble, and he delyuereth them oute of their distresse. Psalms 107:29 He maketh the storme to ceasse, so that the waues are styll. Psalms 107:30 Then are they glad because they be at rest & so he bringeth them vnto the hauen, where they wolde be. Psalms 107:31 O that men wolde prayse the goodnes of the Lorde, and the wondres that he doth for the chyldren of men. Psalms 107:32 That they wolde exalte him in the congregacion of the people, & loane hym in the seate of the elders.
and in divers varieties of life.
Psalms 107:33 Which turneth the floudes into drye land, and drieth vp the water sprynges. Psalms 107:34 A frutefull lande maketh he baren, for the wickednesse of them that dwell therin. Psalms 107:35 Agayn, he maketh the wildernes a standinge water, and water springes of a drye grounde. Psalms 107:36 There he setteth the hongrye, that they maye buylde them a cytye to dwell in. Psalms 107:37 That they may sow their grounde, plante vyneyardes, to yelde them frutes of increase. Psalms 107:38 He blesseth them, so that they multiplye excedingly, and suffreth not their cattel to decrease. Psalms 107:39 When they are minished & brought lowe thorowe oppression, thorowe any plage or trouble. Psalms 107:40 Though he suffre them to be euell intreated thorow tyrauntes, or lette them wandre out of the waye in the wildernesse. Psalms 107:41 Yet helpeth he the poore out of misery (at the last) and maket hym an housholde lyke a flocke of shepe. Psalms 107:42 The righteous will considre this & reioyse, the mouth of all wyckednesse shalbe stopped. Psalms 107:43 Who so is wyse, & pondreth these thynges well, shal vnderstande the louyng kyndnesses of the Lorde.