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pleasure is life heaviness may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

6 And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be removed: thou, Lord, of thy goodness hast made my hill so strong.

7 Thou didst turn thy face from me and I was troubled.

8 Then cried I unto thee, O Lord and gat me to my Lord right humbly.

9 What profit is there in my blood: when I go down to the pit?

10 Shall the dust give thanks unto thee or shall it declare thy truth?

11 Hear, O Lord, and have mercy upon me: Lord, be thou my helper.

12 Thou hast turned my heaviness into joy: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness.

13 Therefore shall every good man sing of thy praise without ceasing 0 my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.

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2 Bow down thine ear to me: make haste to deliver me.

3 And be thou my strong rock, and house of defence: that thou mayest save me.

4 For thou art my strong rock, and my castle: be thou also my guide, and lead me for thy Name's sake.

5 Draw me out of the net, that they have laid privily for me : for thou art my strength.

6 Into thy hands I commend my spirit: for thou hast redeemed me, O Lord, thou God of truth.

7 I have hated them that hold of superstitious vanities: and my trust hath been in the Lord.

8 I will be glad, and rejoice in thy mercy for thou hast considered my trouble, and hast known my soul in adversities.

Day 6.

9 Thou hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy: but hast set my feet in a large room.

10 Have mercy upon me, O Lord, for I am in trouble and mine eye is consumed for very heaviness; yea, my soul and my body.

11 For my life is waxen old with heaviness and my years with mourning.

12 My strength faileth me, because of mine iniquity: and my bones are consumed.

13 I became a reproof among all mine enemies, but especially among my neighbours: and they of mine acquaintance were afraid of me; and they that did see me without conveyed themselves from


14 I am clean forgotten, as a dead man out of mind: I am become like a broken vessel.

15 For I have heard the blasphemy of the multitude; and fear is on every side, while they conspire together against me, and take their counsel to take away my life.

16 But my hope hath been in thee, O Lord: I have said, Thou art my God.

17 My time is in thy hand; deliver me from the hand of mine enemies and from them that persecute me.

18 Shew thy servant the light of thy countenance: and save me for thy mercy's sake.

19 Let me not be confounded, O Lord, for I have called upon thee: let the ungodly be put to confusion, and be put to silence in the grave.

20 Let the lying lips be put to silence which cruelly, disdainfully, and despitefully, speak against the righteous.

21 Ŏ how plentiful is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee: and that thou hast prepared for them that put their trust in thee, even before the sons of men!

22 Thou shalt hide them privily by thine own presence from the

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2 Blessed is the man unto whom

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PSALM 33. Exultate, justi.

the Lord imputeth no sin: and in REJOICE in the Lord, O ye

whose spirit there is no guile.

8 For while I held my tongue : my bones consumed away through my daily complaining.

4 For thy hand is heavy upon me day and night and my moisture is like the drought in sum


5 I will acknowledge my sin unto thee and mine unrighteousness have I not hid.

6 I said, I will confess my sins unto the Lord and so thou forgavest the wickedness of my sin.

7 For this shall every one that is godly make his prayer unto thee, in a time when thou mayest be found but in the great waterfloods they shall not come nigh him.

8 Thou art a place to hide me in, thou shalt preserve me from trouble thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance.

9 I will inform thee, and teach thee in the way wherein thou shalt go and I will guide thee with mine eye.

10 Be ye not like to horse and mule, which have no understanding: whose mouths must be held with bit and bridle, lest they fall upon thee.

11 Great plagues remain for the ungodly but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord, mercy embraceth him on every side.

righteous for it becometh well the just to be thankful.

2 Praise the Lord with harp : sing praises unto him with the lute, and instrument of ten strings.

3 Sing unto the Lord a new song sing praises lustily unto him with a good courage.

4 For the word of the Lord is true: and all his works are faithful.

5 He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.

6 By the word of the Lord were the heavens made and all the hosts of them by the breath of his mouth.

7 He gathereth the waters of the sea together, as it were upon an heap and layeth up the deep, as in a treasure-house.

8 Let all the earth fear the Lord: stand in awe of him, all ye that dwell in the world.

9 For he spake, and it was done : he commanded, and it stood fast.

10 The Lord bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: and maketh the devices of the people to be of none effect, and casteth out the counsels of princes.

11 The counsel of the Lord shall endure for ever: and the thoughts of his heart from generation to generation.

12 Blessed are the people, whose

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God is the Lord Jehovah and blessed are the folk, that he hath chosen to him to be his inheritance.

13 The Lord looked down from heaven, and beheld all the children of men from the habitation of his dwelling he considereth all them that dwell on the earth.

14 He fashioneth all the hearts of them and understandeth all their works.

15 There is no king that can be saved by the multitude of an host neither is any mighty man delivered by much strength.

16 A horse is counted but a vain thing to save a man: neither shall he deliver any man by his great strength.

17 Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear him : and upon them that put their trust in his mercy;

18 To deliver their soul from death and to feed them in the time of dearth.

Day 6.

Lord heareth him yea, and sav6 Lo, the poor crieth, and the eth him out of all his troubles.

7 The angel of the Lord tarrieth round about them that fear him and delivereth them.

8 O taste, and see, how gracious the Lord is blessed is the man that trusteth in him.

9 O fear the Lord, ye that are his saints for they that fear him lack nothing.


10 The lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they who seck the Lord shall want no manner of thing that is good.

11 Come, ye children, and hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the Lord.

12 What man is he that lusteth to live and would fain see good days?

13 Keep thy tongue from evil : and thy lips, that they speak no guile.

14 Eschew evil, and do good:

19 Our soul hath patiently tar-seek peace, and ensue it. ried for the Lord for he is our help, and our shield.

20 For our heart shall rejoice in him because we have hoped in his holy Name.

21 Let thy merciful kindness, O Lord, be upon us like as we do put our trust in thee.

PSALM 34. Benedicam Domino. WILL alway give thanks unto the Lord his praise shall ever be in my mouth.


2 My soul shall make her boast in the Lord: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.

3 O praise the Lord with me: and let us magnify his Name together.

4 I sought the Lord, and he heard me yea, he delivered me out of all my fear

5 They had an eye unto him, and were lightened and their faces were not ashamed.

15 The eyes of the Lord are over the righteous and his ears are open unto their prayers.

16 The countenance of the Lord is against them that do evil to root out the remembrance of them from the earth.

17 The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth them and delivereth them out of all their troubles.

18 The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a contrite heart and will save such as be of an humble spirit.

19 Great are the troubles of the righteous but the Lord delivereth him out of all.

20 He keepeth all his bones: so that not one of them is broken.

21 But misfortune shall slay the ungodly and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate.

22 The Lord delivereth the souls of his servants and all they that put their trust in him shall not be destitute.

DAY 7.


Morning Praper.

Judica, Domine.

14 I behaved myself as though it had been my friend, or my brother I went heavily, as one that

PLEAD thou my cause, O Lord, mourneth for his mother.

with them that strive with me and fight thou against them that fight against me.

2 Lay hand upon the shield and buckler and stand up to help


3 Bring forth the spear, and stop the way against them that persecute me say unto my soul, I am thy salvation.

4 Let them be confounded, and put to shame, that seek after my soul: let them be turned back, and brought to confusion, that imagine mischief for me.

5 Let them be as the dust before the wind and the angel of the Lord scattering them.

6 Let their way be dark and slippery and let the angel of the Lord persecute them.

7 For they have privily laid their net to destroy me without a cause: yea, even without a cause have they made a pit for my soul. 8 Let a sudden destruction come upon him unawares, and his net, that he hath laid privily, catch himself that he may fall into his own mischief.

9 And, my soul, be joyful in the Lord it shall rejoice in his salvation.

15 But in mine adversity they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together: yea, the very abjects came together against me unawares, making mouths at me, and ceased not.

16 With the flatterers were busy mockers: who gnashed upon me with their teeth.

17 Lord, how long wilt thou look upon this: 0 deliver my soul from the calamities which they bring on me, and my darling from the lions.

18 So will I give thee thanks in the great congregation: I will praise thee among much people.

19 0 let not them that are mine enemies triumph over me ungod ly neither let them wink with their eyes that hate me without a cause.

20 And why? their communing is not for peace: but they imagine deceitful words against them that are quiet in the land.

21 They gaped upon me with their mouths, and said: Fie on thee, fie on thee, we saw it with

our eyes.

22 This thou hast seen, O Lord: hold not thy tongue then, go not far from me, O Lord.

10 All my bones shall say, Lord, 23 Awake, and stand up to who is like unto thee, who deli-judge my quarrel: avenge thou verest the poor from him that is my cause, my God, and my Lord. too strong for him: yea, the poor, and him that is in misery, from him that spoileth him?

11 False witnesses did rise up : they laid to my charge things that I knew not.

12 They rewarded me evil for good to the great discomfort of my soul.

13 Nevertheless, when they were sick, I put on sackcloth, and humbled my soul with fasting and my prayer shall turn into mine own bosom.

24 Judge me, O Lord my God, according to thy righteousness: and let them not triumph over


25 Let them not say in their hearts, There, there, so would we have it: neither let them say, We have devoured him.

26 Let them be put to confusion and shame together, that rejoice at my trouble: let them be clothed with rebuke and dishonour, that boast themselves against me.

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27 Let them be glad and rejoice, that favour my righteous dealing yea, let them say alway, Blessed be the Lord, who hath pleasure in the prosperity of his


28 And as for my tongue, it shall be talking of thy righteousness and of thy praise all the day long.


Dixit injustus.

Day T. and thy

eth unto the heavens
faithfulness unto the clouds.

6 Thy righteousness standeth like the strong mountains: thy judgments are like the great deep.

7 Thou, Lord, shalt save both man and beast; How excellent is thy mercy, O God and the children of men shall put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.

8 They shall be satisfied with the plenteousness of thy house: and thou shalt give them drink

M'heart of the ungodly: that river.

Y heart sheweth me the wick- of thy pleasures, as out of the

there is no fear of God before his eyes.

2 For he flattereth himself in his own sight until his abominable sin be found out.

3 The words of his mouth are unrighteous, and full of deceit : he hath left off to behave himself wisely, and to do good.

4 He imagineth mischief upon his bed, and hath set himself in no good way neither doth he abhor any thing that is evil.

5 Thy mercy, O Lord, reach

DAY 7.

9 For with thee is the well of life and in thy light shall we see light.

10 O continue forth thy loving. kindness unto them that know thee and thy righteousness unto them that are true of heart.


11 O let not the foot of pride come against me and let not the hand of the ungodly cast me down.

12 There are they fallen, all that work wickedness: they are cast down, and shall not be able to stand.

Evening Prayer.

PSALM 37. Noli æmulari. RET not thyself because of the ungodly neither be thou envious against the evil doers.


2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass and be withered even as the green herb.

3 Put thou thy trust in the Lord, and be doing good: dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.

4 Delight thou in the Lord: and he shall give thee thy heart's desire.

5 Commit thy way unto the Lord, and put thy trust in him: and he shall bring it to pass.

6 He shall make thy righteousness as clear as the light and thy just dealing as the noon-day.

7 Hold thee still in the Lord, and abide patiently upon him: but grieve not thyself at him, whose way doth prosper, against

the man that doeth after evil counsels.

8 Leave off from wrath, and let go displeasure: fret not thyself, else shalt thou be moved to do evil.

9 Wicked doers shall be rooted out and they that patiently abide the Lord, those shall inherit the land.

10 Yet a little while, and the ungodly shall be clean gone thou shalt look after his place, and he shall be away.

11 But the meek-spirited shall possess the earth and shall be refreshed in the multitude of peace.

12 The ungodly seeketh counsel against the just and gnasheth upon him with his teeth.

13 The Lord shall laugh him to scorn: for he hath seen that his day is coming.

14 The ungodly have drawn

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