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PSALMS

4How shall we sing the Lord's song
In a foreign land?
5If I forget thee, O Jerusalem,
Let my right hand forget her cunning.
6Let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth,
If I remember thee not;
If I set not Jerusalem
Above my chiefest joy.
 
7Remember, O Lord, against the children of Edom
The day of Jerusalem;
Who said: 'Rase it, rase it,
Even to the foundation thereof.'
8O daughter of Babylon, that art to be destroyed;
Happy shall he be, that repayeth thee
As thou hast served us.
9Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones
Against the rock.


138 [A Psalm] of David.

I will give Thee thanks with my whole heart,
In the presence of the mighty will I sing praises unto Thee.
2I will bow down toward Thy holy temple,
And give thanks unto Thy name for Thy mercy and for Thy truth;
For Thou hast magnified Thy word above all Thy name.
3In the day that I called, Thou didst answer me;
Thou didst encourage me in my soul with strength.
 
4All the kings of the earth shall give Thee thanks, O Lord,
For they have heard the words of Thy mouth.
5Yea, they shall sing of the ways of the Lord;
For great is the glory of the Lord.
6For though the Lord be high, yet regardeth He the lowly,
And the haughty He knoweth from afar.
7Though I walk in the midst of trouble, Thou quickenest me;
Thou stretchest forth Thy hand against the wrath of mine enemies,
And Thy right hand doth save me.
8The Lord will accomplish that which concerneth me;
Thy mercy, O Lord, endureth for ever;
Forsake not the work of Thine own hands.


139 For the Leader. A Psalm of David.

O Lord, Thou hast searched me, and known me.
2Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising,
Thou understandest my thought afar off.
3Thou measurest my going about and my lying down,
And art acquainted with all my ways.
4For there is not a word in my tongue,
But, lo, O Lord, Thou knowest it altogether.
5Thou hast hemmed me in behind and before,
And laid Thy hand upon me.
6Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
Too high, I cannot attain unto it.
 
7Whither shall I go from Thy spirit?
Or whither shall I flee from Thy presence?
8If I ascend up into heaven, Thou art there;

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