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passed me and the overflowings of ungodliness made me afraid.

4 The pains of hell came about me: the snares of death overtook me.

5 In my trouble I will call upon the Lord and complain unto my God.

6 So shall he hear my voice out of his holy temple and my complaint shall come before him, it shall enter even into his ears.

7 The earth trembled and quaked the very foundations also of the hills shook, and were removed, because he was wroth.

8 There went a smoke out in his presence and a consuming fire out of his mouth, so that coals were kindled at it.

9 He bowed the heavens also, and came down and it was dark under his feet.

10 He rode upon the cherubims, and did fly he came flying upon the wings of the wind.

11 He made darkness his secret place his pavilion round about him with dark water, and thick clouds to cover him.

12 At the brightness of his presence his clouds removed hailstones, and coals of fire.

13 The Lord also thundered out of heaven, and the Highest gave his thunder: hail-stones, and coals of fire.

14 He sent out his arrows, and scattered them he cast forth lightnings, and destroyed them.

15 The springs of waters were seen, and the foundations of the round world were discovered, at thy chiding, O Lord: at the blasting of the breath of thy displea


16 He shall send down from on high to fetch me and shall take me out of many waters.

17 He shall deliver me from my strongest enemy, and from them which hate me for they are too mighty for me.

18 They prevented me in the day of my trouble: but the Lord was my upholder.

19 He brought me forth also

into a place of liberty: he brought me forth, even because he had a favour unto me.

20 The Lord shall reward me after my righteous dealing: according to the cleanness of my hands shall he recompense me.

21 Because I have kept the ways of the Lord: and have not forsaken my God, as the wicked doth.

22 For I have an eye unto all his laws and will not cast out his commandments from me.

23 I was also uncorrupt before him and eschewed mine own wickedness.

24 Therefore shall the Lord reward me after my righteous dealing and according unto the cleanness of my hands in his eyesight.

25 With the holy thou shalt be holy and with a perfect man thou shalt be perfect.

26 With the clean thou shalt be clean and with the froward thou shalt learn frowardness.

27 For thou shalt save the people that are in adversity and shalt bring down the high looks of the proud.

28 Thou also shalt light my candle the Lord my God shall make my darkness to be light.

29 For in thee I shall discomfit an host of men and with the help of my God I shall leap over the wall.

30 The way of God is an undefiled way the word of the Lord also is tried in the fire; he is the defender of all them that put their trust in him.

31 For who is God, but the Lord or who hath any strength, except our God?

32 It is God, that girdeth me with strength of war and maketh my way perfect.

33 He maketh my feet like harts' feet and setteth me up on high.

34 He teacheth mine hands to fight and mine arms shall break even a bow of steel.

35 Thou hast given me the defence of thy salvation: thy right

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5 I have hated the congregation of the wicked and will not sit among the ungodly.

6 I will wash my hands in innocency, O Lord and so will I go to thine altar;

7 That I may shew the voice of thanksgiving and tell of all thy wondrous works.

8 Lord, I have loved the habitation of thy house and the place where thine honour dwelleth.

9 O shut not up my soul with the sinners: nor my life with the blood-thirsty;

10 In whose hands is wickedness and their right hand is full of gifts.

11 But as for me, I will walk innocently: O deliver me, and be merciful unto me.

12 My foot standeth right: I will praise the Lord in the congregations.

Evening Prayer.

PSALM 27. Dominus illuminatio. IE Lord is my light, and my salvation; whom then shall I fear the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom then shall I be afraid?

2 When the wicked, even mine enemies, and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh they stumbled and fell.

3 Though an host of men were laid against me, yet shall not my heart be afraid and though there rose up war against me, yet will I put my trust in him.

4 One thing have I desired of the Lord, which I will require : even that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the fair beauty of the Lord, and to visit his temple.

5 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his tabernacle : yea, in the secret place of his dwelling shall he hide me, and set me up upon a rock of stone.

6 And now shall he lift up mine

head above mine enemies round about me.

7 Therefore will I offer in his dwelling an oblation with great gladness: I will sing, and speak praises unto the Lord.

8 Hearken unto my voice, 0 Lord, when I cry unto thee: have mercy upon me, and hear me.

9 My heart hath talked of thee, Seek ye my face: Thy face, Lord, will I seek.

10 O hide not thou thy face from me nor cast thy servant away in displeasure.

11 Thou hast been my succour: leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.

12 When my father and my mother forsake me : the Lord taketh me up.

13 Teach me thy way, O Lord: and lead me in the right way, because of mine enemies.

14 Deliver me not over into the will of mine adversaries : for there are false witnesses risen up against me, and such as speak wrong.

15 I should utterly have faint

ed but that I believe verily to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.

16 O tarry thou the Lord's leisure be strong, and he shall comfort thine heart; and put thou thy trust in the Lord.


PSALM 28. Ad te, Domine. [NTO thee will I cry, O Lord my strength: think no scorn of me; lest, if thou make as though thou hearest not, I become like them that go down into the pit.

2 Hear the voice of my humble petitions, when I cry unto thee when I hold up my hands towards the mercy-seat of thy holy temple. 3 O pluck me not away, neither destroy me with the ungodly and wicked doers: which speak friendly to their neighbours, but imagine mischief in their hearts.

4 Reward them according to their deeds and according to the wickedness of their own inventions.

5 Recompense them after the work of their hands: pay them that they have deserved.

6 For they regard not in their mind the works of the Lord, nor the operation of his hands: therefore shall he break them down, and not build them up.

7 Praised be the Lord: for he hath heard the voice of my humble petitions.

8 The Lord is my strength, and my shield; my heart hath trusted in him, and I am helped therefore my heart danceth for joy, and in my song will I praise him. 9 The Lord is my strength: and

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he is the wholesome defence of his Anointed.

10 O save thy people, and give thy blessing unto thine inheritance feed them, and set them up for ever.

PSALM 29. Afferte Domino.

BRING "unto the Lord, O ye

mighty, bring young rams unto the Lord: ascribe unto the Lord worship and strength.

2 Give the Lord the honour due unto his Name : worship the Lord with holy worship.

3 It is the Lord, that commandeth the waters: it is the glorious God, that maketh the thunder.

4 It is the Lord, that ruleth the sea; the voice of the Lord is mighty in operation: the voice of the Lord is a glorious voice.

5 The voice of the Lord breaketh the cedar-trees: yea, the Lord breaketh the cedars of Libanus.

6 He maketh them also to skip like a calf Libanus also, and Sirion, like a young unicorn.

7 The voice of the Lord divideth the flames of fire; the voice of the Lord shaketh the wilderness: yea, the Lord shaketh the wilderness of Cades.

8 The voice of the Lord maketh the hinds to bring forth young, and discovereth the thick bushes: in his temple doth every man speak of his honour.

9 The Lord sitteth above the water-flood and the Lord remaineth a King for ever.

10 The Lord shall give strength unto his people: the Lord shall give his people the blessing of peace.

Morning Prayer.

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were holpen they put their trust in thee, and were not confounded. 6 But as for me, I am a worm, and no man: a very scorn of men, and the out-cast of the people.

7 All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out their lips, and shake their heads, saying, 8 He trusted in God, that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, if he will have him.

9 But thou art he that took me out of my mother's womb : thou wast my hope, when I hanged yet upon my mother's breasts.

10 I have been left unto thee ever since I was born: thou art my God even from my mother's womb.

11 O go not from me, for trouble is hard at hand : and there is none to help me.

12 Many oxen are come about me fat bulls of Basan close me in on every side.

13 They gape upon me with their mouths as it were a ramping and a roaring lion.

14 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart also in the midst of my body is even like melting wax.

15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue cleaveth to my gums: and thou shalt bring me into the dust of death.

16 For many dogs are come about me and the council of the wicked layeth siege against me. 17 They pierced my hands and my feet; I may tell all my bones: they stand staring and looking

upon me.

18 They part my garments among them: and cast lots upon my vesture.

19 But be not thou far from me, O Lord thou art my succour, haste thee to help me.

20 Deliver my soul from the sword: my darling from the power of the dog.

21 Save me from the lion's mouth thou hast heard me also from among the horns of the unicorns.

22 I will declare thy Name unto

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my brethren : in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.

23 O praise the Lord, ye that fear him magnify him, all ye of the seed of Jacob, and fear him, all ye seed of Israel;

24 For he hath not despised, nor abhorred, the low estate of the poor: he hath not hid his face from him, but when he called unto him he heard him.

25 My praise is of thee in the great congregation: my vows will perform in the sight of them that fear him.

26 The poor shall eat, and be satisfied they that seek after the Lord shall praise him; your heart shall live for ever.

27 All the ends of the world shall remember themselves, and be turned unto the Lord : and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before him.

28 For the kingdom is the Lord's and he is the Governour among the people.

29 All such as be fat upon earth: have eaten, and worshipped.

30 All they that go down into the dust shall kneel before him: and no man hath quickened his own soul.

31 My seed shall serve him: they shall be counted unto the Lord for a generation.

32 They shall come, and the heavens shall declare his righteousness unto a people that shall be born, whom the Lord hath made.

Dominus regit me.

THE Lord is my shepherd:

therefore can I lack nothing. 2 He shall feed me in a green pasture and lead me forth be side the waters of comfort.

3 He shall convert my soul : and bring me forth in the paths of righteousness, for his Name's sake. 4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff comfort me.

5 Thou shalt prepare a table

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the floods.

3 Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord or who shall rise up in his holy place?

4 Even he that hath clean hands, and a pure heart and that hath not lift up his mind unto vanity. nor sworn to deceive his neighbour.

5 He shall receive the blessing from the Lord: and righteousness from the God of his salvation.

6 This is the generation of them that seek him even of them that seek thy face, O Jacob.

7 Lift up your heads, O ye gates, and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors and the King of glory shall come in.

8 Who is the King of glory: it is the Lord strong and mighty, even the Lord mighty in battle.

9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates, and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors and the King of glory shall come in.

10 Who is the King of glory : even the Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory.


Ad te, Domine, levavi. UN NTO thee, O Lord, will I lift up my soul; my God, I have put my trust in thee: Ó let me not be confounded, neither let mine enemies triumph over me.

2 For all they that hope in thee shall not be ashamed: but such as transgress without a cause shall be put to confusion.

3 Shew me thy ways, O Lord: and teach me thy paths.

4 Lead me forth in thy truth, and learn me for thou art the God of my salvation; in thee hath been my hope all the day long.

5 Call to remembrance, O Lord, thy tender mercies and thy loving-kindnesses, which have been ever of old.

6 O remember not the sins and offences of my youth but according to thy mercy think thou upon me, O Lord, for thy good


7 Gracious and righteous is the Lord therefore will he teach sinners in the way.

8 Them that are meek shall he guide in judgment and such as are gentle, them shall he learn his way.

9 All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant, and his testimonies.

10 For thy Name's sake, O Lord: be merciful unto my sin, for it is great.

11 What man is he, that feareth the Lord: him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose.

12 His soul shall dwell at ease: and his seed shall inherit the land.

13 The secret of the Lord is among them that fear him : and he will shew them his covenant.

14 Mine eyes are ever looking unto the Lord: for he shall pluck my feet out of the net.

15 Turn thee unto me, and have mercy upon me: for I am desolate, and in misery.

16 The sorrows of my heart are enlarged: O bring thou me out of my troubles.

17 Look upon my adversity and misery and forgive me all my sin.

18 Consider mine enemies, how

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