A song of degrees.
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Lord, remember Dauid with all his affliction.
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Who sware vnto the Lorde, and vowed vnto the mightie God of Iaakob, saying,
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I will not enter into the tabernacle of mine house, nor come vpon my pallet or bed,
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Nor suffer mine eyes to sleepe, nor mine eye lids to slumber,
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Vntill I finde out a place for the Lorde, an habitation for the mightie God of Iaakob.
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Lo, we heard of it in Ephrathah, and found it in the fieldes of the forest.
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We will enter into his Tabernacles, and worship before his footestoole.
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Arise, O Lord, to come into thy rest, thou, and the Arke of thy strength.
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Let thy Priests be clothed with righteousnesse, and let thy Saints reioyce.
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For thy seruant Dauids sake refuse not the face of thine Anointed.
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The Lord hath sworne in trueth vnto Dauid, and he wil not shrinke from it, saying, Of the fruite of thy body will I set vpon thy throne.
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If thy sonnes keepe my couenant, and my testimonies, that I shall teach them, their sonnes also shall sit vpon thy throne for euer.
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For the Lord hath chosen Zion, and loued to dwell in it, saying,
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This is my rest for euer: here will I dwell, for I haue a delite therein.
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I will surely blesse her vitailes, and will satisfie her poore with bread,
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And will clothe her Priests with saluation, and her Saints shall shoute for ioye.
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There will I make the horne of Dauid to bud: for I haue ordeined a light for mine Anoynted.
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His enemies will I clothe with shame, but on him his crowne shall florish.