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O giue thankes vnto the Lord, for hee is good: for his mercie endureth for euer.
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Let the redeemed of the Lord say so: whome he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemie:
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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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They wandred in the wildernes, in a solitary way: they found no citie to dwell in.
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Hungry and thirstie: their soule fainted in them.
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Then they cryed vnto the Lord in their trouble: and he deliuered them out of their distresses.
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And hee led them forth by the right way: that they might goe to a citie of habitation.
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Oh that men would praise the Lord, for his goodnesse: and for his wonderfull workes to the children of men.
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For he satisfieth the longing soule: and filleth the hungry soule with goodnesse.
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Such as sit in darknesse and in the shadowe of death: being bound in affliction and yron:
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Because they rebelled against the words of God: and contemned the counsell of the most high:
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Therefore hee brought downe their heart with labour: they fel downe, and there was none to helpe.
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Then they cryed vnto the Lord in their trouble: and he saued them out of their distresses.
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Hee brought them out of darkenesse, and the shadowe of death: and brake their bands insunder.
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Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodnesse: and for his wonderfull workes to the children of men.
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For he hath broken the gates of brasse: and cut the barres of yron in sunder.
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Fooles, because of their transgression, and because of their iniquities, are afflicted.
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Their soule abhorreth all manner of meate: and they drawe neere vnto the gates of death.
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Then they crie vnto the Lord in their trouble: he saueth them out of their distresses.
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Hee sent his word, and healed them: and deliuered them from their destructions.
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Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodnesse: and for his wonderfull workes, to the children of men.
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And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thankesgiuing: and declare his workes with reioycing.
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They that goe downe to the sea in shippes: that doe businesse in great waters:
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These see the workes of the Lord: and his wonders in the deepe.
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For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy winde: which lifteth vp the waues thereof.
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They mount vp to the heauen: they goe downe againe to the depthes: their soule is melted because of trouble.
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They reele to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man;
and are at their wits end.
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Then they cry vnto the Lord in their trouble: and hee bringeth them out of their distresses.
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He maketh the storme a calme: so that the waues thereof are still.
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Then are they glad, because they be quiet: so he bringeth them vnto their desired hauen.
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Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodnesse;
and for his wonderfull workes to the children of men:
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Let them exalt him also in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the assembly of the Elders.
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Hee turneth riuers into a wildernesse: and the water springs into dry ground:
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A fruitfull land into barrennesse;
for the wickednesse of them that dwell therein.
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He turneth the wildernesse into a standing water: and dry ground into water-springs.
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And there he maketh the hungry to dwell;
that they may prepare a citie for habitation,
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And sowe the fields, and plant vineyards;
which may yeeld fruits of increase.
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He blesseth them also, so that they are multiplied greatly: and suffreth not their cattell to decrease.
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Againe, they are minished and brought lowe through oppression, affliction and sorrow.
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Hee powreth contempt vpon princes: and causeth them to wander in the wildernesse, where there is no way.
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Yet setteth he the poore on high from affliction: and maketh him families like a flocke.
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The righteous shall see it, and reioyce;
and all iniquitie shall stop her mouth.
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Who so is wise, and will obserue those things;
euen they shall vnderstand the louing kindenesse of the Lord.