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Psalm 99

This psalm is of the same general nature as the three preceding, and calls men to revere, worship, and praise the Messiah, and his Father, (1.) For the glory, greatness, mercy, and equity of his government, ver. 1-5. (2.) For the instances of his kindness to Israel, in remarkably regarding and honouring their noted deliverers and reformers, ver. 6-9.

While I sing this, let my soul stand in awe of Jehovah’s greatness and excellency. Let me call on God in every time of need, that he may answer and save me. Let me hope that he will forgive and subdue, but never that he will indulge, my trans gressions: For the Lord my God is holy.

1 Th’ eternal Lord doth reign as king,
let all the people quake;
He sits between the cherubims,
let th’ earth be moved and shake.

2 The Lord in Zion great and high
above all people is;
3 Thy great and dreadful name (for it
is holy) let them bless.

4 The king’s strength also judgment loves;
thou settlest equity:
Just judgment thou dost execute
in Jacob righteously.

5 The Lord our God exalt on high,
and rev’rently do ye
Before his footstool worship him:
the Holy One is he.

6 Moses and Aaron ‘mong his priests,
Sam-uel, with them that call
Upon his name: these called on God,
and he them answered all.

7 Within the pillar of the cloud
he unto them did speak:
The testimonies he them taught,
and laws, they did not break.

8 Thou answer’dst them, O Lord our God;
thou wast a God that gave
Pardon to them, though on their deeds
thou wouldest vengeance have.

9 Do ye exalt the Lord our God,
and at his holy hill
Do ye him worship: for the Lord
our God is holy still.