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Praise the Lorde, because he is good: for his mercie endureth for euer.
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Let them, which haue bene redeemed of the Lord, shewe how he hath deliuered them from the hand of the oppressour,
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And gathered them out of the lands, from the East and from the West, from the North and from the South.
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When they wandered in the desert and wildernesse out of the waie, and founde no citie to dwell in,
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Both hungrie and thirstie, their soule fainted in them.
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Then they cried vnto the Lorde in their trouble, & he deliuered them from their distresse,
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And led them forth by the right way, that they might goe to a citie of habitation.
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Let them therefore confesse before ye Lorde his louing kindnesse, and his wonderfull woorkes before the sonnes of men.
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For he satisfied the thirstie soule, and filled the hungrie soule with goodnesse.
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They that dwell in darkenesse and in the shadowe of death, being bounde in miserie and yron,
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Because they rebelled against the wordes of the Lorde, and despised the counsell of the most High,
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When he humbled their heart with heauines, then they fell downe and there was no helper.
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Then they cried vnto the Lorde in their trouble, & he deliuered them from their distresse.
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He brought them out of darkenes, and out of the shadowe of death, and brake their bandes asunder.
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Let them therefore cofesse before the Lord his louing kindnesse, and his wonderfull woorkes before the sonnes of men.
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For hee hath broken the gates of brasse, and brast the barres of yron asunder.
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Fooles by reason of their transgression, and because of their iniquities are afflicted.
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Their soule abhorreth al meat, and they are brought to deaths doore.
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Then they crie vnto the Lord in their trouble, and he deliuereth them from their distresse.
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He sendeth his worde and healeth them, and deliuereth them from their graues.
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Let them therefore cofesse before the Lord his louing kindnesse, & his wonderful workes before the sonnes of men,
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And let them offer sacrifices of praise, and declare his workes with reioycing.
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They that goe downe to the sea in ships, and occupie by the great waters,
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They see the woorkes of the Lorde, and his wonders in the deepe.
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For he commaundeth and raiseth the stormie winde, and it lifteth vp the waues thereof.
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They mount vp to the heauen, and descend to ye deepe, so that their soule melteth for trouble.
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They are tossed to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and all their cunning is gone.
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Then they crie vnto the Lord in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresse.
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He turneth the storme to calme, so that the waues thereof are still.
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When they are quieted, they are glad, and hee bringeth them vnto the hauen, where they would be.
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Let them therfore confesse before the Lord his louing kindnesse, and his wonderfull woorkes before the sonnes of men.
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And let them exalt him in the Congregation of the people, and praise him in the assembly of the Elders.
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He turneth the floodes into a wildernesse, and the springs of waters into drinesse,
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And a fruitfull land into barrennes for the wickednes of them that dwell therein.
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Againe hee turneth the wildernesse into pooles of water, and the drie lande into water springs.
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And there he placeth the hungrie, and they builde a citie to dwell in,
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And sowe the fieldes, and plant vineyardes, which bring foorth fruitfull increase.
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For he blesseth them, & they multiplie exceedingly, and he diminisheth not their cattell.
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Againe men are diminished, and brought lowe by oppression, euill and sorowe.
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He powreth cotempt vpon princes, & causeth them to erre in desert places out of the way.
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Yet he raiseth vp the poore out of miserie, and maketh him families like a flocke of sheepe.
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The righteous shall see it, and reioyce, and all iniquitie shall stoppe her mouth.
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Who is wise that hee may obserue these things?
for they shall vnderstand the louing kindnesse of the Lord.