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13 Keep thy servant also from ing glad shall he be of thy salvapresumptuous sins, lest they get tion. the dominion over me : so shall I 2 Thou hast given him his be undefiled, and innocent from heart's desire : and hast not dethe great offence.

nied bim the request of his lips. 11 Let the words of my mouth, 3 For thou shalt prevent bim and the meditation of niy heart : with the blessings of goodness : be alway acceptable in thy sight, and shalt set a crown of pure gold

15 O Lord : my strength, and upon his head. my redeemer.

+ He asked life of thee, and PSALM 20.

thou gavest him a long life : even Exaudiat te Dominus. for ever and ever. THE

IE Lord hear thee in the day 5 Ilis honour is great in thy of trouble : the Name of the salvation : glory and

worGod of Jacob defend thee; ship shalt thou lay upon him.

2 Send thee help from the sanc- 6 For thou shalt give him evertuary : and strengthen thee out lasting felicity : and make him of Sion;

glad with the joy of thy counte3 Remember all thy offerings : nance. and accept thy burnt-sacrifice; 7 And why? because the King

4 Grant thee thy heart's desire: putteth his trust in the Lord : and fulfil all thy mind.

and in the mercy of the most 5 We will rejoice in thy salva- Highest he shall not miscarry. tion, and triumph in the Name of 8 All thine enemies shall feel the Lord our God : the Lord per- thy hand : thy right hand shall form all thy petitions.

find out them that hate thee. 6 Now know I, that the Lord 9 Thou shalt make them like a helpeth his Anointed, and will fiery oven in time of thy wrath : hear him from his holy heaven : the Lord shall destroy them in even with the wholesome strength his displeasure, and the fire shall of his right hand.

consume them. 7 Some put their trust in cha- 10 Their fruit shalt thou root riots, and some in horses : but we out of the earth : and their seed will remember the Name of the from among the children of men. Lord our God.

11 For they intended mischief 8 They are brought down, and against thee : and imagined such fallen : but we are risen, and a device as they are not able to stand upright.

perform. 9 Save, Lord, and hear us, o 12 Therefore shalt thou put King of' heaven : when we call them to flight : and the strings of upon thee.

thy bow shalt thou make ready PSALM 21.

against the face of them. Domine, in virtute tua. 13 Be thou exalted, Lord, in ThereKing shall rejoice in thy thine own strength : so will we

strength, O Lord : exceed- | sing, and praise thy power. DAY 4.

Evening Prayer.
PSALM 22.

time, but thou hearest not : and

in the night-season also I take no Deus, Deus meus.

rest. Y God, my God, look upon 3 And thou continuest holy :

O thou worship of Israel. me : and art so far from my 4 Our fathers hoped in thee : health, and from the words of they trusted in thee, and thou my complaint ?

didst deliver them. 2 O my God, I cry in the day. 5 They called upon thee, and

Day 4.
THE PSALMS.

Day 4 were holpen : they put their trust my brethren : in the midst of the in thee, and were not confounded. congregation will I praise thee.

6 But as for me, I am a worm, 23 O praise the Lord, ye that and no man : a very scorn of men, fear him : magnify him, all ye of and the out-cast of the people. the seed of Jacob, and fear him,

7 All they that see me laugh all ye seed of Israel ; me to scorn : they shoot out their 24 For he hath not despised, lips, and shake their heads, saying, nor abhorred, the low estate of

8 He trusted in God, that he the poor : he hath not hid his would deliver him : let him deliver face from him, but when he called him, if he will have him,

unto him he heard him. 9 But thou art he that took me 25 My praise is of thee in the out of my mother's womb : thou great congregation : my vows will wast my hope, when I hanged yet perform in the sight of them upon my mother's breasts.

that fear him. 10 I have been left unto thee 26 The poor shall eat, and be ever since I was born : thou art satisfied : they that seek after the my God even from my mother's Lord shall praise him; your heart womb.

shall live for ever. 11 O go not from me, for trou- 27 All the ends of the world ble is hard at hand : and there is shall remember themselves, and none to help me.

be turned unto the Lord : and all 12 Many oxen are come about the kindreds of the nations shall me : fat bulls of Basan close me worship before him. in on every side.

28 For the kingdom is the 13 They gape upon me with Lord's : and he is the Governour their mouths : as it were a ramp- among the people. ing and a roaring lion.

29 All such as be fat upon earth: 14 I am poured out like water, have eaten, and worshipped. and all my bones are out of joint: 30 All they that go down into my heart also in the midst of my the dust shall kneel before him : body is even like melting wax. and no man hath quickened his

15 My strength is dried up like own soul. a potsherd, and my tongue cleav- 31 My seed shall serve him : eth to my gums : and thou shalt they shall be counted unto the bring me into the dust of death. Lord for a generation.

16 For many dogs are come 32 They shall come, and the about me : and the council of heavens shall declare his righthe wicked layeth siege against me. teousness : unto a people that

17 They pierced my hands and shall be born, whom the Lord hath my feet ; I may tell all my bones : made. they stand staring and looking

PSALM 23. upon me,

Dominus regit me. 18 They part my garments a- HE Lord is my shepherd : mong them : and cast lots upon therefore can I lack nothing. my vesture.

2 He shall feed me in a green 19 But be not thou far from me, pasture : and lead me forth beO Lord : thou art my succour, side the waters of comfort. haste thee to help me.

3 He shall convert my soul : 20 Deliver my soul from the and bring me forth in the paths of sword : my darling from the pow- righteousness, for his Name's sake. er of the dog.

4 Yea, though I walk through 21 Save me from the lion's the valley of the shadow of death, mouth : thou hast heard me also I will fear no evil : for thou art from among the horns of the with me ; thy rod and thy staff unicorns.

comfort me. 22 I will declare thy Name unto 5 Thou shalt prepare a table

THE

before me against them that trou- 6 But thy loving-kindness and ble me : thou hast anointed my mercy shall follow me all the head with oil, and my cup shail days of my life : and I will dwell be full.

in the house of the Lord for ever.

DAY 5.

Morning Prayer.
PSALM 24,

3 Shew me thy ways, O Lord :

and teach me thy paths. Domini est terra.

4 Lead me forth in thy truth, MHE earth is the Lord's, and and learn me : for thou art thé

all that therein is : the com- God of my salvation ; in thee hath pass of the world, and they that been my hope all the day long. dwell therein.

5 Call to remembrance, O Lord, 2 For he hath founded it upon thy tender mercies : and thy lovthe seas : and prepared it upon ing-kindnesses, which have been the floods.

ever of old. 3 Who shall ascend into the 6 O remember not the sins and hill of the Lord : or who shall offences of my youth : but acrise up in his holy place ?

cording to thy mercy think thou 4 Even he that hath clean hands, upon me, O Lord, for thy goodand a pure heart : and that hath

ness. not lift up his mind unto vanity. 7 Gracious and righteous is the nor sworn to deceive his neigh- Lord : therefore will he teach bour.

sinners in the way. 5 He shall receive the blessing 8 Them that are meek shall be from the Lord: and righteousness guide in judgment : and such as from the God of bis salvation. are gentle, them shall he learn his

6 This is the generation of them way. that seek him : even of them that 9 All the paths of the Lord are seek thy face, O Jacob.

mercy and truth : unto such as 7 Lift up your heads, 0 ye keep his covenant, and his testigates, and be ye lift up, ye ever- monies. lasting doors : and the King of 10 For thy Name's sake, O Lord: glory shall come in.

be merciful unto my sin, for it is 8 'Who is the King of glory : great. it is the Lord strong and mighty, 11 What man is he, that feareven the Lord mighty in battle. eth the Lord : him shall he teach

9 Lift up your heads, 0 ye in the way that he shall choose. gates, and be ye lift up, ye ever- 12 His soul shall dwell at ease : lasting doors : and the King of and his seed shall inherit the land. glory shall come in.

13 The secret of the Lord is 10 Who is the King of glory : among them that fear him : and even the Lord of hosts, he is the he will shew them his covenant. King of glory.

14 Mine eyes are ever looking

unto the Lord : for he shall pluck PSALM 25.

my feet out of the net. Ad te, Domine, levavi.

15 Turn thee unto me, and have UNT mheon ? Lord will have mercy upige me : forI am desolate,

up my soul; my , I and in misery. put my trust in thee : 0 let me 16 The sorrows of my heart are not be confounded, neither let enlarged : 0 bring thou me out mine enemies triumph over me. of my troubles.

2 For all they that hope in thee 17 Look upon my adversity shall not be ashamed : but such as and misery : and forgive me all transgress without a cause shall my sin. be put to confusion.

18 Consider mine enemies, how

Day 5.
THE PSALMS.

Day 5. many they are : and they bear a 5 I have hated the congregation tyrannous hate against me. of the wicked : and will not sit

19 O keep my soul, and deliver among the ungodly. me : let me not be confounded, 6 I will wash my hands in infor I have put my trust in thee. nocency, O Lord : and so will I go

20 Let perfectness and righte- to thine altar; ous dealing wait upon me: for my 7 That I may shew the voice of hope hath been in thee.

thanksgiving : and tell of all thy 21 Deliver Israel, o God : out wondrous works. of all his troubles.

8 Lord, I have loved the habi. , PSALM 26.

tation of thy house : and the Judica me, Domine. place where thine honour dwellBE

E thou my Judge, O Lord, for eth.

I have walked innocently : 9 O shut not up my soul with my trust hath been also in the the sinners : nor my life with the Lord, therefore shall I not fall. blood-thirsty;

2 Éxamine me, O Lord, and 10 In whose hands is wickedprove me : try out my reins and ness : and their right hand is full my heart.

of gifts. 3 For thy loving-kindness is 11 But as for me, I will walk ever before mine eyes : and I will innocently : 0 deliver me, and be walk in thy truth.

merciful unto me. 4 I have not dwelt with vain 12 My foot standeth right : 1 persons : neither will I have fel- will praise the Lord in the conIowship with the deceitful. gregations. DAY 5.

Evening Prayer.

head : above mine enemies round PSALM 27.

about me. Dominus illuminatio.

7 Therefore will I offer in his THE

IE Lord is my light, and my dwelling an oblation with great

salvation; whom then shall I gladness : I will sing, and speak fear : the Lord is the strength of praises unto the Lord. my life; of whom then shall I be 8 Hearken unto my voice, O afraid?

Lord, when I cry unto thee : have 2 When the wicked, even mine mercy upon me, and hear me. enemies, and my foes, came upon 9 My heart hath talked of thee, me to eat up my flesh : they seek ye my face : Thy face, Lord, stumbled and fell.

will I seek. 3 Though an host of men were 10 O hide not thou thy face laid against me, yet shall not my from me : nor cast thy servant heart be afraid : and though there away in displeasure. rose up war against me, yet will 11 Thou hast been my succour: I put my trust in him.

leave me not, neither forsake me, 4 One thing have I desired of O God of my salvation. the Lord, which I will require : 12 When my father and my moeven that I may dwell in the house ther forsake me : the Lord taketh of the Lord all the days of my life, me up. to behold the fair beauty of the 13 Tcach me thy way, O Lord : Lord, and to visit his temple. and lead me in the right way, be

5 For in the time of trouble he cause of mine enemies. shall hide me in his tabernacle : 14 Deliver me not over into the yea, in the secret place of his will of mine adversaries : for there dwelling shall he hide me, and set are false witnesses risen up against me up upon a rock of stone. me, and such as speak wrong.

6 And now shall he lift up mine 15 I should utterly have faint

ed : but that I believe verily to he is the wholesome defence of see the goodness of the Lord in his Anointed. the land of the living.

10 O save thy people, and give 16 0 tarry thou the Lord's thy blessing unto thine inheritleisure : be strong, and he shall ance : feed them, and set them comfort thine heart; and put thou up for ever. thy trust in the Lord.

PSALM 29.

A fferte Domino.
PSALM 28.
Ad te, Domine.

BRING unto the Lord, o ye

mighty, bring young rams UNTO theo, wil!! hicryo Lord unto the Lord ascribe unto the my strength : think no scorn

and strength. of me; lest, if thou make as though 2 Give the Lord the honour due thou hearest not, I become like unto his Name : worship the Lord them that go down into the pit. with holy worship.

2 Hear the voice of my humble 3 It is the Lord, that commandpetitions, when I cry unto thee : eth the waters : it is the glorious when I hold up my hands towards God, that maketh the thunder. the mercy-seat of thy holy temple. 4 It is the Lord, that ruleth

30 pluck me not away, neither the sea; the voice of the Lord is destroy me with the ungodly and mighty in operation : the voice of wicked doers : which speak friend- the Lord is a glorious voice. ly to their neighbours,

but inagine 5 The voice of the Lord breakmischief in their hearts.

eth the cedar-trees : yea, the Lord 4 Reward them according to breaketh the cedars of Libanus. their deeds : and according to the 6 He maketh them also to skip wickedness of their own inven- like a calf : Libanus also, and tions.

Sirion, like a young unicorn. 5 Recompense them after the 7 The voice of the Lord dividwork of their hands : pay them eth the flames of fire; the voice that they have deserved.

of the Lord shaketh the wilder6 For they regard not in their ness : yea, the Lord shaketh the mind the works of the Lord, nor wilderness of Cades. the operation of his hands : there. 8 The voice of the Lord maketh fore shall he break them down, the hinds to bring forth young, and not build them up.

and discovereth the thick bushes : 7 Praised be the Lord : for he in his temple doth every man bath heard the voice of my hum- speak of his honour. ble petitions.

9 The Lord sitteth above the 8 The Lord is my strength, and water-flood : and the Lord remy shield; my heart hath trusted maineth a King for ever. in him, and I am helped : there- 10 The Lord shall give strength fore my heart danceth for joy, and unto his people : the Lord shall in my song will I praise him. give his people the blessing of

9 The Lord is my strength : and peace.

DAY 6.

Morning Prayer.
PSALM 30.

soul out of hell : thou hast kept Exaltabo te, Domine. my life from them that go down I , ,

to the pit. for thou hast set me up : and 4 Sing praises unto the Lord, O not made my foes to triumph ye saints of his : and give thanks Over me.

unto him for a remembrance of 2 O Lord my God, I cried unto his holiness. thee : and thou hast healed me. 5 For his wrath endureth but

3 Thou, Lord, hast brought my the twinkling of an eye, and in his

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