Remember, O LORD, your tender mercies and your loving kindnesses; for they have been ever of old.…
Let the ancientness of Divine love draw up our hearts to a very dear and honourable esteem of it. Pieces of antiquity, though of base metal, and otherwise of little use or value, how venerable are they with learned men! and ancient charters, how careful are men to preserve them; although they contain but temporary privileges, and sometimes but of trivial moment! How, then, should the great charter of heaven, so much older than the world, be had in everlasting remembrance, and the thoughts thereof be very precious to us; lying down, rising up, and all the day long accompanying us!
Parallel VersesKJV: Remember, O LORD, thy tender mercies and thy lovingkindnesses; for they have been ever of old.