adder snake, viper (58:4; 91:13).
amain greatly (147:18).
betimes early (59:10; 127:2).
bulwarks walls (48:13).
commodiously suitably (107:36).
conies rock-badgers, like rabbits (104:18).
darts arrows (57:4).
delectation delight; pleasure (104:12; 119:77).
despight defiance (10:5).
dure endure (136:2ff., second version).
espy'd seen (55:9).
flout scorn (80:6).
garners barns, grain stores (144:13).
gins snares, traps (140:5; 141:9).
halt lame, crippled (38:17).
hoar-frost frozen dew (147:16).
indite compose; write (45:1).
issues outlets, i.e., to escape (68:20).
kyth'st (kythe) show, make manifest, appear (18:26).
lien lain (68:13).
pate head (7:16).
perfidious treacherous (78:37).
prevent go before, precede (18:5; 59:10; 79:8; 88:13; 119:147; 119:48).
privily secretly (11:2; 31:4; 101:5; 142:3).
reins mind, inmost being (7:9; 16:7; 26:2; 73:21; 139:13).
sherd fragment (2:9).
sith since (16:8; 22:8; 31:4; 33:21; 50:17; 73:10; 86:3; 109:21; 119:45).
succour assistance, relief (3:2; 70:1; 109:26; 118:7).
thrall servitude, bondage (60:5).
timeously timely (119:148).
turtle turtle-dove (74:19).
vulgar common (148:11).
wight strong, courageous, bold, warlike (18:26).
wonted usual, ordinary (38:10; 102:23).
wot know (143:2).
Unless otherwise indicated, each psalm is arranged in Common Metre (c.m.). The following list indicates those selections which are not set in Common Metre.
Short Metre (s.m.)
25 (1st version)
45 (2nd version)
50 (1st version)
67 (1st version)
70 (1st version)
Long Metre (l.m.)
6 (1st version)
100 (1st version)
102 (2nd version)
145 (2nd version)
143 (2nd version)
136 (2nd version)
148 (2nd version)
136 (1st version)
10. 10. 10. 10. 10.
124 (2nd version)
Classed under their several subjects; whereby the reader may be enabled to turn to such psalms as appear best to suit the present state of his mind, or his outward circumstances; or best adapted to the state and circumstances of the church and people of God.
I. Prayers for pardon of sin: Ps. 6th, 25th, 38th, 51st, 130th. Psalms styled penitential, are the 6th, 32nd, 38th, 51st, 102nd, 130th, 143rd.
II. Prayers composed when the psalmist was deprived of an opportunity of the public exercises of religion: Ps. 42nd, 43rd, 63rd, 84th.
III. Prayers wherein the psalmist seems extremely dejected, though not totally deprived of consolation under his affliction: Ps. 13th, 22nd, 69th, 77th, 88th, 143rd.
IV. Prayers wherein the psalmist asketh help of God, in consideration of his own integrity, and the uprightness of his cause: Ps. 7th, 17th, 26th, 35th.
V. Prayers expressing the firmest trust and confidence in God under afflictions: Ps. 3rd, 16th, 27th, 31st, 54th, 56th, 57th, 61st, 62nd, 71st, 86th.
VI. Prayers composed when the people of God were under affliction or persecution: Ps. 44th, 60th, 74th, 79th, 80th, 83rd, 89th, 94th, 102nd, 123rd, 137th.
VII. The following are likewise prayers in time of trouble and affliction: Ps. 4th, 5th, 11th, 28th, 41st, 55th, 59th, 64th, 70th, 109th, 120th, 140th, 141st, 142nd.
VIII. Prayers of intercession: Ps. 20th, 67th, 122nd, 132nd, 144th.
I. Thanksgivings for mercies vouchsafed to particular persons: Ps. 9th, 18th, 22nd, 30th, 34th, 40th, 75th, 103rd, 108th, 116th, 118th, 138th, 144th.
II. Thanksgivings for mercies vouchsafed to the Israelites in general: Ps. 46th, 48th, 65th, 66th, 68th, 76th, 81st, 85th, 98th, 105th, 124th, 129th, 135th, 136th, 149th.
I. General acknowledgments of God's goodness and mercy, and particularly his care and protection of good men: Ps. 23rd, 34th, 36th, 91st, 100th, 103rd, 107th, 117th, 121st, 145th, 146th.
II. The power, majesty, glory, and other attributes of the Divine Being: Ps. 8th, 19th, 24th, 29th, 33rd, 47th, 50th, 65th, 66th, 76th, 77th, 93rd, 95th, 96th, 97th, 99th, 104th, 111th, 113th, 114th, 115th, 134th, 139th, 147th, 148th, 150th.
I. The different characters of good and bad men; the happiness of the one, and the miseries of the other: Ps. 1st, 5th, 7th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 14th, 15th, 17th, 24th, 25th, 32nd, 36th, 37th, 50th, 52nd, 53rd, 58th, 73rd, 75th, 84th, 91st, 92nd, 94th, 112th, 119th, 121st, 125th, 127th, 128th, 133rd.
II. The excellence of God's law: Ps. 19th, 119th.
III. The vanity of human life: Ps. 39th, 49th, 90 th.
IV. Advice to magistrates: Ps. 82nd, 101st.
V. The virtue of humility: Ps. 131st.
Ps. 2nd, 16th, 22nd, 40th, 45th, 68th, 72nd, 87th, 101st, 118th.
Ps. 78th, 105th, 106th.
After thy loving-kindness, Lord . . . 51:1
All lands to God in joyful sounds . . . 66:1
All people, clap your hands; to God . . . 47:1
All people that on earth do dwell . . . 100:1 (I)
Attend, my people, to my law . . . 78:1
Behold, bless ye the Lord, all ye . . . 134:1
Behold, how good a thing it is . . . 133:1
Be merciful unto me, O God . . . 57:1
Be thou exalted very high . . . 57:5
Blessed are they that undefil'd . . . 119:1
Bless'd be Jehovah, Isr'el's God . . . 106:48
Bless'd is each one that fears the Lord . . . 128:1
Blessed is he that wisely doth . . . 41:1
Bless God, my soul. O Lord my God . . . 104:1
By Babel's streams we sat and wept . . . 137:1
By what means shall a young man learn . . . 119:9
Consider mine affliction . . . 119:153
David, and his afflictions all . . . 132:1
Do ye, O congregation . . . 58:1
Except the Lord do build the house . . . 127:1
For ever blessed be the Lord . . . 28:6
For evil-doers fret thou not . . . 37:1
Give ear unto me when I call . . . 4:1
Give ear unto my words, O Lord . . . 5:1
Give praise and thanks unto the Lord . . . 106:1
Give thanks to God, call on his name . . . 105:1
Give thanks to God, for good is he . . . 136:1 (I)
Give ye the glory to the Lord . . . 96:8
Give ye unto the Lord, ye sons . . . 29:1
God good and upright is . . . 25:8 (I)
God is of mine inheritance . . . 16:5
God is our refuge and our strength . . . 46:1
God reigneth, let the earth be glad . . . 97:1
God shall endure for aye; he doth . . . 9:7
God's law is perfect, and converts . . . 19:7
God's mercies I will ever sing . . . 89:1
God will I bless all times; his praise . . . 34:1
Good unto all men is the Lord . . . 145:9 (II)
Great is the Lord, and greatly he . . . 48:1
Had not the Lord been on our side . . . 124:1 (II)
Hear, Isr'el's Shepherd! like a flock . . . 80:1
Hear, Lord, my pray'r; unto the voice . . . 86:6
Hear this, all people, and give ear . . . 49:1
Help, Lord, because the godly man . . . 12:1
He that doth in the secret place . . . 91:1
His large and great dominion shall . . . 72:8
His name for ever shall endure . . . 72:17
How excellent in all the earth . . . 8:1
How great's the goodness thou for them . . . 7:19
How long wilt thou forget me, Lord? . . . 13:1
How lovely is thy dwelling-place . . . 84:1
I hate the thoughts of vanity . . . 119:113
I in the Lord do put my trust . . . 11:1
I joy'd when to the house of God . . . 122:1
I'll hear what God the Lord will speak . . . 85:8
I'll of salvation take the cup . . . 116:13
I'll thee extol, my God, O King . . . 145:1 (I)
I love the Lord, because my voice . . . 116:1
I mercy will and judgment sing . . . 101:1
I said, I will look to my ways . . . 39:1
I to the hills will lift mine eyes . . . 121:1
I waited for the Lord my God . . . 40:1
I with my voice cry'd to the Lord . . . 142:1
In god's assembly God doth stand . . . 82:1
In Judah's land God is well known . . . 76:1
In my distress to God I cry'd . . . 120:1
In thee, O Lord, I put my trust . . . 7:1
In thy great indignation . . . 6:1 (I); 38:1
Jehovah hear thee in the day . . . 20:1
Judge me, O God, and plead my cause . . . 43:1
Judge me, O Lord, for I have walk'd . . . 26:1
Keep not, O God, we thee entreat . . . 83:1
Let God arise, and scattered . . . 68:1
Let thy sweet mercies also come . . . 119:41
Like as the hart for water-brooks . . . 42:1
Lord, bless and pity us . . . 67:1 (i)
Lord, from the depths to thee I cry'd . . . 130:1
Lord, from the ill and froward man . . . 140:1
Lord God, my Saviour, day and night . . . 88:1
Lord God of hosts, my prayer hear . . . 84:8
Lord, haste me to deliver . . . 70:1 (I)
Lord, hear my pray'r, and let my cry . . . 102:1 (II)
Lord, hear my pray'r, attend my suits . . . 143:1 (I)
Lord, hear my pray'r, hide not thyself . . . 55:1
Lord, hear the right, attend my cry . . . 17:1
Lord, in thy wrath rebuke me not . . . 6:1 (I)
Lord, I will thee extol, for thou . . . 30:1
Lord, keep me; for I trust in thee . . . 16:1
Lord, thee I'll praise with all my heart . . . 9:1
Lord, thee my God, I'll early seek . . . 63:1
Lord, thou hast been our dwelling-place . . . 90:1
Lord, unto us be merciful . . . 67:1 (II)
Make haste, O God, me to preserve . . . 70:1 (II)
Mine hands in innocence, O Lord . . . 26:6
My closed lips, O Lord, by thee . . . 51:15
My God, deliver me from those . . . 59:1
My God, my God, why hast thou me . . . 22:1
My heart brings forth a goodly thing . . . 45:1 (I)
My heart inditing is . . . 45:1 (II)
My heart is fix'd, Lord; I will sing . . . 108:1
My heart not haughty is, O Lord . . . 131:1
My soul for thy salvation faints . . . 119:81
My soul to dust cleaves: quicken me . . . 119:25
My soul, wait thou with patience . . . 62:5
My soul with expectation . . . 62:1
Not unto us, Lord, not to us . . . 115:1
Now Israel may say, and that truly . . . 124:1 (II)
O all ye kingdoms of the earth . . . 68:32
O all ye lands, unto the Lord . . . 100:1 (II)
O blessed ever be the Lord . . . 144:1
O blessed is the man to whom . . . 32:1
O children, hither do ye come . . . 34:11
O come, let us sing to the Lord . . . 95:1
O do thou keep my soul . . . 25:20 (II)
O give ye praise unto the Lord . . . 117:1
O God, give ear unto my cry . . . 61:1
O God of hosts, we thee beseech . . . 80:14
O God of our salvation . . . 65:1
O God, the heathen enter'd have . . . 79:1
O God, we with our ears have heard . . . 44:1
O God, what time thou didst go forth . . . 68:7
O God, why hast thou cast us off? . . . 74:1
O greatly bless'd the people are . . . 89:15
O how love I thy law! it is . . . 119:97
O let my earnest pray'r and cry . . . 119:169
O Lord, do thou bow down thine ear . . . 86:1
O Lord, give ear unto my voice . . . 27:7
O Lord God, unto whom alone . . . 94:1
O Lord, how are my foes increas'd? . . . 23:1
O Lord, I unto thee do cry . . . 141:1
O Lord my God, in thee do I . . . 7:1
O Lord, my hope and confidence . . . 71:1
O Lord, thou art most righteous . . . 119:137
O Lord, thou art my God and King . . . 145:1 (II)
O Lord, thou hast been favourable . . . 85:1
O Lord, thou hast me search'd . . . 139:1
O Lord, thou hast rejected us . . . 60:1
O Lord, thy judgments give the king . . . 72:1
O Lord, unto my pray'r give ear . . . 102:1
O praise the Lord, for he is good . . . 118:1
O send thy light forth and thy truth . . . 43:3
O set ye open unto me . . . 118:19
O sing a new song to the Lord . . . 96:1; 98:1
O that men to the Lord would give . . . 107:21
O thou my soul, bless God the Lord . . . 103:1
O thou that art the Lord of hosts . . . 89:8
O thou that dwellest in the heav'ns . . . 123:1
O thou the God of all my praise . . . 109:1
O with thy tender mercies, Lord . . . 90:14
Oh, hear my prayer, Lord . . . 143:1 (II)
Oft did they vex me from my youth . . . 129:1
One thing I of the Lord desir'd . . . 27:4
Plead, Lord, with those that plead . . . 35:1
Praise God, for he is good: for still . . . 107:1
Praise God, for he is kind . . . 136:1 (II)
Praise God. From heavens praise . . . 148:1 (I)
Praise God. The Lord praise . . . 146:1
Praise God: ye servants of the Lord . . . 113:1
Praise waits for thee in Sion, Lord . . . 65:1
Praise ye the Lord; for it is good . . . 147:1
Praise ye the Lord. God's praise within . . . 150:1
Praise ye the Lord, the Lord's name . . . 135:1
Praise ye the Lord. The man is bless'd . . . 112:1
Praise ye the Lord: unto him sing . . . 149:1
Praise ye the Lord, who do him fear . . . 22:23
Praise ye the Lord: with my whole heart . . . 111:1
Pray that Jerusalem may have . . . 122:6
Princes have persecuted me . . . 119:161
Remember, Lord, thy gracious word . . . 119:49
Save me, O God, because the floods . . . 69:1
Save me, O God, by thy great name . . . 54:1
Set thou thy trust upon the Lord . . . 37:3
Shew mercy, Lord, to me, for man . . . 56:1
Shew me thy ways, O Lord . . . 25:4 (I)
Sing loud to God our strength; with joy . . . 81:1
Such pity as a father hath . . . 103:13
Teach me, O Lord, the perfect way . . . 119:33
That man hath perfect blessedness . . . 1:1
That nation blessed is, whose God . . . 33:12
That there is not a God, the fool . . . 14:1
The earth belongs unto the Lord . . . 24:1
The earth thou visit'st, wat'ring it . . . 65:9
Th' eternal Lord doth reign as king . . . 99:1
The heav'ns God's glory do declare . . . 19:1
The king in thy great strength, O Lord . . . 21:1
The Lord did say unto my Lord . . . 110:1
The Lord doth reign, and cloth'd is he . . . 93:1
The Lord is just in his ways all . . . 145:17 (II)
The Lord of heav'n confess . . . 148:1 (II)
The Lord of hosts upon our side . . . 46:7
The Lord our God is merciful . . . 103:8
The Lord prepared hath his throne . . . 103:19
The Lord's my light and saving health . . . 27:1
The Lord's my shepherd, I'll not want . . . 23:1
The mighty God, the Lord . . . 50:1 (II)
The mighty God, the Lord, hath spoke . . . 50:1 (II)
The praises of the Lord our God . . . 78:4
The wicked man's transgression . . . 36:1
Thee will I love, O Lord, my strength . . . 18:1
Thee will I praise with all my heart . . . 138:1
They in the Lord that firmly trust . . . 125:1
Thou hast, O Lord, most glorious . . . 68:18
Thou mad'st and fashion'dst me . . . 119:73
Thou my sure portion art alone . . . 119:57
Thou shalt arise, and mercy yet . . . 102:13 (II)
Thy mercy, Lord, is in the heav'ns . . . 36:5
Thy statutes, Lord, are wonderful . . . 119:129
Thy word for ever is, O Lord . . . 119:89
Thy word is to my feet a lamp . . . 119:105
Thy years throughout all ages last . . . 102:24
To all men I have judgment done . . . 119:121
To render thanks unto the Lord . . . 92:1
To thee I lift my soul . . . 25:1 (I)
To thee I lift my soul, O Lord . . . 25:1 (II)
To thee I'll cry, O Lord, my rock . . . 28:1
To thee, O God, do we give thanks . . . 75:1
Unto the Lord I with my voice . . . 77:1
Upon the hills of holiness . . . 87:1
We'll go into his tabernacles . . . 132:7
Well hast thou with thy servant dealt . . . 119:65
When I to thee my prayer make . . . 64:1
When Isr'el out of Egypt went . . . 114:1
When Sion's bondage God turn'd back . . . 126:1
Wherefore is it that thou, O Lord . . . 10:1
Why dost thou boast, O mighty man . . . 52:1
Why rage the heathen? and vain things . . . 2:1
With me thy servant, in thy grace . . . 119:17
With my whole heart I cry'd, Lord . . . 119:145
Within thy tabernacle, Lord . . . 15:1
Ye gates, lift up your heads on high . . . 24:7
Ye righteous, in the Lord rejoice . . . 33:1
Yet God is good to Israel . . . 73:1
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