|Author:||Simson, Archibald, 1564-1628.|
|Title:||A sacred septenarie, or, A godly and fruitful exposition on the seven Psalmes of repentance. viz. the VI. XXV. XXXII. XXXVIII. LI. CXXX. CXLIII. the 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. of the penitentials. Seruing especially for the direction and comfort of all such, who are either troubled in minde, diseased in body, or persecuted by the wicked. The second impression. By Mr. A. Symson, pastor of the church at Dalkeeth in Scotland.|
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A sacred septenarie, or, A godly and fruitful exposition on the seven Psalmes of repentance. viz. the VI. XXV. XXXII. XXXVIII. LI. CXXX. CXLIII. the 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. of the penitentials. Seruing especially for the direction and comfort of all such, who are either troubled in minde, diseased in body, or persecuted by the wicked. The second impression. By Mr. A. Symson, pastor of the church at Dalkeeth in Scotland.
Simson, Archibald, 1564-1628.
London: Printed by W. I[ones, G. Eld, and J. Dawson] for Iohn Bellamie, and are to be sold at his shop, at the two Greyhounds in Cornehill, neare the Royall-Exchange, 1623.
|Alternate titles:||Sacred septenarie Godly and fruitfull exposition on the twenty five and thirty two Psalmes. Godly and fruitful exposition on the seven Psalmes of repentance.|
Eld printed Psalms vi and xxv; Dawson printed Psalm xxxii; Jones the rest--STC.
"A godly and fruitfull exposition on the twenty five and thirty two Psalmes" has a separately dated title page, pagination and register.
Page number 152 (1st sequence) misnumbered 125.
Reproduction of the original in the Folger Shakespeare Library.
Penitential Psalms -- Commentaries -- Early works to 1800.
To the Reader.
half title Psalms 25 and 32
TO THE RIGHT NOBLE AND POTENT LORD, WILLIAM EARLE of Morton, Lord Dalkeith: one of his Maiesties most Honorable Priuie Councell of Scotland, &c.
A GODLY AND FRVITFVLL EXPOSI∣TION ON THE SIXT PSALME, the first of the PENITENTIALS.
The Argument of the PSALME.
VERSE 1. O Lord rebuke me not in thine an∣ger, neither chastise mee in thy wrath.
VERSE 2. Haue mercy vpon me, O Lord, for I am weake: O Lord heale me, for my bones are vexed.
VERSE 3. My soule also is sore troubled: but Lord how long wilt thon delay?
VERSE 4. Returne ô Lord: deliuer my soule: saue me for thy mercies sake.
VERSE 5. For in death there is no remem∣brance of thee: in the graue who shall praise thee?
VERSE 6. I fainted in my mourning: I cause my bed euery night to swimme, and water my couch with my teares.
VERSE 7. Mine eye is dimmed for despite, and sunke in, because of all mine enemies.
VERSE 8. Away from me all ye workers of iniquity, for the Lord hath heard the voice of my weeping.
Verse 9. The Lord hath heard my petition: the Lord will receiue my prayer.
VERSE. 10. All mine enemies shall be confoun∣ded, and sore vexed: they shall be turned backe and put to shame suddenly.
A GODLY AND FRVITFVLL EXPOSI∣tion on the twenty fifth Psalme, the second of the PENI∣TENTIALS.
The Diuision of the Psalme.
VERSE 1. Ʋnto thee O Lord lift I vp my soule.
VERSE 2. My God I trust in thee: let me not be confounded: let not mine enemies reioyce ouer me.
VERSE. 3. So all that hope in thee shall not bee ashamed, but let them bee confoun∣ded that transgresse without cause.
VERSE 4. Shew mee thy wayes O Lord, and teach me thy pathes.
VERSE. 5. Lead mee forth in thy truth, and teach mee: for thou art the God of my Saluation, in thee doe I trust all the day.
VERSE 6. Remember O Lord thy tender mer∣cies, and thy louing kindnesse: for they haue beene for euer.
VERSE 7. Remember not the sinnes of my youth, nor my rebellions: but accor∣ding to thy kindnesse remember thou me, euen for thy goodnesse sake, O Lord.
VERSE. 8. Gratious and righteous is the Lord, therefore will hee teach sinners in the way.
VERSE 9. Them that be meek, will he guide in iudgement, and teach the humble his way.
VERSE 10. All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth vnto such as keepe his co∣uenant and his testimonies.
VERSE. 11. For thy names sake, O Lord, bee mercifull vnto mine iniquity, for it is great.
VERSE. 12. What man is hee that feareth the Lord, him will hee teach the way that he shall choose.
VERSE. 13. His soule shall dwell at ease, and his seede shall inherite the Land.
VERSE. 14. The secret of the Lord is reuea∣led to them that feare him: and his couenant to giue them vnderstanding.
VERSE 15. Mine eyes are euer towards the Lord: for who will bring my feet out of the net.
VERSE. 16. Turne thy face vnto me: and haue mercy vpon me: for I am desolate and poore.
VERSE 17. The sorrowes of mine heart are en∣larged: draw me out of my troubles.
VERSE 18. Looke vpon mine afflictions, and my trauell, and forgiue all my sinnes.
VERSE 19. Behold mine enemies, for they are many, and they hate me with cruell hatred.
VERSE 20. Keepe my soule and deliuer me: let me not be confounded, for I trust in thee.
VERSE 21. Let mine vprightnesse and equity preserue me: for mine hope is in thee.
VERSE 22. Deliuer Israel O God out of all his troubles.
A GODLY AND FRVITFVLL EXPOSITION ON THE THIRTIE TWO PSALME, THE THIRD OF THE PENETENTIALS.
VERSE I. Blessed is he, whose wickednesse is forgiuen, and whose sinnes is couered.
VERSE 2. Blessed is the man, vnto whom the Lord imputeth not iniquitie, and in whose spirit there is no guile.
VERSE 3. When I helde my tongue, my bones consumed, or when I roared all the day.
VERSE 4. (For thine hand is heauie vpon me, day and night, and my moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Selah.
VERSE 5. Then I acknowledged my sinne vn∣to thee neither hid I mine iniquity: for I thought I will confesse against my selfe, my wickednesse vnto the Lord, and thou forgauest the pu∣nishment of my sinne, Selah.
VERSE 6. Therefore shall euery one that is god∣ly, make his prayer vnto thee in a time, when thou maiest be found: surely in the flood of great waters they shall not come neere him.
VERSE 7. Thou art my secret place: thou pre∣servest me from trouble: thou compassest me about with ioyfull deliverance. Selah.
VERSE 8. I will instruct thee, and teach thee in the way, that thou shalt goe, and I will guide thee with mine eye. VERSE 9. Be not like an Horse, or like a Mule which vnderstandeth not: whose mouthes thou doest binde with bit, and bridle lest they come neere thee. VERSE 10. Many sorrowes shall come to the wicked: but hee that trusteth in the Lord, mercie shall compasse him.
VERS. 11. Be glad yee righteous, and reioyce in the Lord, and be ioyfull all yee that are vpright in heart.
A GODLY AND FRVITFVL EXPOSITION ON THE xxxviij PSALME.
The title, A Psalme for remembrance.
VERSE 1. O Lord rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chastise me in thy wrath.
VERSE 2. For thine arrowes haue light vp∣on me, and thine hand lyeth vpon me.
VERSE 3. There is nothing sound in my flesh, because of thine anger: nei∣ther is there rest in my bones, be∣cause of my sinne.
VERSE 4. For mine iniquities are gone ouer mine head: and as a heauie burden they are too heauie for me.
Verse 5. My wounds are putrisied, and cor∣rupt, because of my foolishnesses▪
Verse 6. I am bowed and crooked very sores, I go mourning all the day.
Verse 7. For my reines are full of burning, and there is nothing sound in my flesh.
Verse 8. I am weakned and sore broken: I roare for the very griefe of my heart.
Verse 9. Lord, I powre my whole desire before thee, and my sighing is not hid from thee.
Verse 10. Mine heart panteth, my strength faileth me: and the light of mine eyes, euen they are not mine owne.
Verse 11. My louers and my friends stand aside from my plague, and my kins∣men stand a far off.
Verse 12. They also that seeke after my life, lay snares: and they that go about to do me euill talke wicked things, and imagine deceit continually.
Verse 13. But I as a deafe man heard not, and am as a dumbe man which o∣peneth not his mouth.
Verse 14. Thus I am as a man that heareth not, and in whose mouth are no re∣proofes.
Verse 15. For on thee, O Lord, do I waite: thou wilt heare me, my Lord, my God.
Verse 16. For I said, heare me, lest they re∣ioyce ouer me: for when my foote slippeth, they extoll themselues a∣gainst me.
Verse 17. Surely I am readie to halt, and my sorrow is euer before me.
Verse 18. When I declare my paine, and am sorie for my sinne: Verse 19. Then mine enemies are aliue, and are mightie; and they that hate me wrongfully are many.
Verse 20. They also that rewarded euill for good, are mine adrsaries, because I oow goodnesse.
21. Forsake me not, O Lord: be not thou far from me, my God. Verse 22. Haste thee to help me, O my Lord, my saluation.
A GODLY AND FRVITFVL EXPOSITION ON THE LI. PSALME, the fift of the Penitentials.
A Psalme of Dauid.
To the chiefe Musitian, or, to him that excelleth on Neginoth.
Verse 1. Haue mercie vpon me, O God, ac∣cording to thy louing kindnesse: ac∣cording to the multitude of thy com∣passions put away mine iniquities.
Verse 2. Wash me throughly from mine iniqui∣tie, and ceanse me from my sinne.
Verse 3. For I know mine iniquitie, and my sinne is euer before me.
Verse 4. Against thee, against thee only haue I sinned, and done euill in thy sight: that thou maist be iust when thou speakest, and pure when thou iudgest.
Verse 5. Behold, I was borne in iniquitie, and in sin hath my mother conceiued me.
Verse 6. Behold, thou louest truth in the in∣ward affections: therefore hast thou taught me wisedome in the secret of mine heart.
Verse 7. Purge me with hyssope, and I shall be cleane: wash me, and I shall be whiter then snow.
Verse 8. Make me to heare ioy and gladnesse, that the bones which thou hast bro∣ken may reioyce.
Verse 9. Hide thy face from my sins, and put away all mine iniquities.
Verse 10. Create in me a cleane heart, O God: and renew a right spirit with∣in me.
Verse 11. Cast me not away from thy pre∣sence, and take not thy holy Spirit from me.
Verse 12. Restore to me the ioy of thy salua∣tion, and stablish me with thy free Spirit.
Verse 13. Then shall I teach thy wayes vnto the wicked, and sinners shall be con∣uerted vnto thee.
Verse 14. Deliuer me from blood, O God, which art the God of my saluation: and my tongue shall sing ioyfully of thy righteousnesse.
Verse 15. Open thou my lips, O Lord, and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.
Verse 16. For thou defirest no sacrifice, though I would giue it: thou delightst not in burnt offering.
Verse 17. The sacrifices of the Lord are a contrite spirit: a contrite and bro∣ken heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
Verse. 18. Be fauourable vnto Zion for thy good pleasure: build the walles of Ierusalem.
Verse. 19. Then shalt thou accept the sacri∣fices of righteousnesse, euen the burnt offering and oblation: then shall they offer calues vpon thine altar.
A GODLY AND FRVITFVL EXPOSITION ON THE CXXX. PSALME, the sixt of the Penitentials.
The Title. A Psalme of degrees.
The substance of this Psalme.
The parts of the Psalme.
Verse. 1. Out of the deepe places haue I cal∣led vnto thee O Lord.
Verse. 2. Lord heare my voice, and let thine cares be bowed to the voice of my prayer.
Verse. 3. If thou, O Lord, straightly mar∣kest iniquity, O Lord, who shall stand. Verse. 4. But mercy is with thee, that thou maiest be feared.
Verse. 5. I haue waited on the Lord; my soule hath waited, and I haue trusted in his word. Verse. 6. My soule waiteth on the Lord more then the morning watch, watching for the morning.
Verse. 7. Let Israel waite on the Lord, for with the Lord is mercy, and with him is great redemptions
Verse. 8. And he shall redeeme Israel from all his iniquities.
A GODLY AND FRVITFVL EXPOSITION ON THE CXLIII. PSALME, the seuenth of the Penitentials.
Verse. 1. Heare my prayer, O Lord, and hearken vnto my supplication; answere me in thy truth, and in thy righteousnesse.
Verse. 2. And enter not into iudgement with thy seruant: for in thy sight, shall none that liueth be iustefied.
Verse. 3. For the enemie hath persecuted my soule: he hath smitten my life downe to the earth; he hath laid me in the darkenesse, as they that haue bin dead long agoe.
Verse. 4. And my spirit is in perplexitie in me and mine heart within me was amased.
Verse. 5. Yet doe I remember the time past; I meditate on all thy workes, yea, I doe meditate in the workes of thine hands. Verse. 6. I stretch forth mine hands vnto thee: my soule desireth after thee as the thirstie land, Selah.
Verse. 7. Heare me speedily, O Lord, for my spirit faileth: hide not thy face from me, else I shall be like vnto them that goe downe into the pit.
Verse. 8. Let me heare thy louing kindnesse in the morning; for in thee is my trust: shew me the way that I should walke in, for I lift vp my soule vnto thee.
Verse. 9. Deliuer me, O Lord, from mine enemies: for I hide me with thee.
Verse. 10. Teach me to doe thy will, for thou art my God: let thy good Spirit lead me into the land of righteousnesse.
Verse. 11. Quicken me, O Lord, for thy names sake, and for thy righteous∣nesse bring my soule out of trou∣be, Verse. 12. And for thy mercie stay mine ene∣mies, and destroy all them that op∣presse my soule; for I am thy ser∣uant.