The monument of matrones conteining seuen seuerall lamps of virginitie, or distinct treatises; whereof the first fiue concerne praier and meditation: the other two last, precepts and examples, as the woorthie works partlie of men, partlie of women; compiled for the necessarie vse of both sexes out of the sacred Scriptures, and other approoued authors, by Thomas Bentley of Graies Inne student.
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Another Psalme of the beautie of Gods house, and the soules delight to be therein.

O GOD, wonderfull art thou in thy holie places, euen thou God of Is∣rael.

It is well seene, O God, how thou goest: how thou my God and King goest in the Sanctuarie.

The singers go before, the musi∣cians follow after: in the midst are the virgins plaieng with the timbrels.

Page  428 Thou Lord hast giuen thy word plentiouslie, and great is the companie of the preachers.

The Lord is King, he sitteth betweene the Cheru∣bins, the Lord is great in Zion, and high aboue all people.

Thou, O God, art gone vp on high, thou hast led cap∣tiuitie captiue, and receiued gifts for men: yea euen for thine enimies, that thou, Lord, mightest dwell among them.

Righteousnesse and equitie are the habitation of thy seate, mercie and truth shall go before thy face.

Glorie and worship are before thee, power and ho∣nour are in thy sanctuarie.

This therefore shall be my resting place; here will I dwell, O Lord: euen in the temple and tabernacle of the mightie God of Israel. For I haue a delight therein.

Lord, here is verie good being for vs. For such as bee planted in the house of the Lord, shall flourish in the courts of the house of our God.

They shall bring foorth more fruit in their age, and shall be fat, and well liking; that they may shew how true thou my Lord and strength art, and that there is no vnrighteousnesse in thee.

Yea, blessed is the man, whom thou choosest and re∣ceiuest vnto thee: he shall dwell in thy courts, and shall be satisfied with the pleasures of thy house, euen of thy holie temple.

Blessed, I saie, are they that dwell in thy house; they will be alwaie praising thee. For in thy temple doth euerie man speake of thine honour; and that bicause holinesse becommeth thine house, O God, for euer.

This therefore shall be my resting place, euen here in thy temple will I dwell. For it is a good thing for me to be here continuallie in thy tabernacle, before thee my God for euer.

Page  429 Yea, here doo I wait for thy mercie and louing kind∣nesse, O God; euen in the mids of thy temple. O when wilt thou come vnto mee! that I may walke in thy house with a perfect hart, and praise thy name for euer,

Amen.
Glorie be to the Father, &c. As it was in the, &c.