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10 Day and night they go about and that instantly : and he shall within the walls thereof : mis-hear my voice. chief also and sorrow are in the 19 It is he that hath delivered midst of it.
my soul in peace from the battle 11 Wickedness is therein : de- that was against me : for there ceit and guile go not out of their were many with me. streets.
20 Yea, even God, that endur. 12 For it is not an open enemy, eth for ever, shall hear me, and that hath done me this dishonour: bring them down : for they will for then I could have borne it. not turn, nor fear God.
13 Neither was it mine adver- 21 He laid his hands upon such sary, that did magnify himself as be at peace with him ; and he against me : for then peradven- brake his covenant. ture I would have hid myself 22 The words of his mouth from him.
were softer than butter, having 14 But it was even thou, my war in his heart : his words were companion : my guide, and mine smoother than oil, and yet be own familiar friend.
they very swords. 15 We took sweet counsel to. 23 O cast thy burden upon the gether : and walked in the house Lord, and he shall nourish thee: of God as friends.
and shall not suffer the righteous 16 Let death come hastily upon to fall for ever. them, and let them go down quick 24 And as for them : thou, O into hell : for wickedness is in God, shalt bring them into the their dwellings, and among them. pit of destruction.
17 As for me, I will call upon 25 The blood-thirsty and deGod : and the Lord shall save me. ceitful men shall not live out half
18 In the evening, and morn- their days : nevertheless, my trust ing, and at noon-day will I pray, I shall be in thee, O Lord. DAY 11. Morning Prayer. PSALM 56.
7 Shall they escape for their
wickedness : thou, ó God, in thy Miserere mei, Deus.
displeasure shalt cast them down. merciful unto me, O God, 8 Thou tellest my flittings ; put
my tears into thy bottle : are vour me: he is daily fighting, and not these things noted in thy troubling me.
book ? 2 Mine enemies are daily in 9 Whensoever I call upon thee, hand to swallow me up : for they then shall mine enemies be put be many that fight against me, O to flight : this I know ; for God thou most Highest.
is on my side. 3 Nevertheless, though I am 10 In God's word will I rejoice : sometime afraid : yet put I my in the Lord's word will I comfort trust in thee.
me. 4 I will praise God, because of 11 Yea, in God have I put my his word : I have put my trust in trust : I will not be afraid what God, and will not fear what flesh man can do unto me. can do unto me.
12 Unto thee, O God, will I 5 They daily mistake my words: pay my vows : unto thee will I all that they imagine is to do me give thanks. evil.
13 For thou hast delivered my 6 They hold all together, and soul from death, and my feet keep themselves close : and mark from falling : that I may walk my steps, when they lay wait for before God in the light of the
12 Set up thyself, O God, above
the heavens : and thy glory above Miserere mei, Deus.
all the earth. E merciful unto me, O God,
PSALM 58. ,
Si vere utique. soul trusteth in thee : and under the shadow of thy wings shall be
RE your minds set upon righ
teousness, O ye congregation : my refuge, until this tyranny be and do ye judge the thing that is over-past.
right, O ye sons of men ? 2 I will call unto the most high 2 Yea, ye imagine mischief in God : even unto the God that your heart upon the earth : and shall perform the cause which I your hands deal with wickedness. have in hand.
3 The ungodly are froward, 3 He shall send from heaven : even from their mother's womb : and save me from the reproof of as soon as they are born, they go him that would eat me up.
astray, and speak lies. 4 God shall send forth his mer- 4 They are as venomous as the cy and truth : my soul is among poison of a serpent : even like the lions.
deaf adder that stoppeth her ears; 5 And I lie even among the 5 Which refuseth to hear the children of men, that are set on voice of the charmer : charm he fire : whose tecth are spears and never so wisely. arrows, and their tongue a sharp 6 Break their teeth, O God, in sword.
their mouths ; smite_the jaw6 Set up thyself, O God, above bones of the lions, O Lord : let the heavens : and thy glory above them fall away like water that all the earth.
runneth apace; and when they 7 They have laid a net for my shoot their arrows let them be feet, and pressed down my soul : rooted out. they have digged a pit before me, 7 Let them consume away like and are fallen into the midst of it a snail, and be like the untimely themselves.
fruit of a woman : and let them 8 My heart is fixed, O God, not see the sun. my heart is fixed : I will sing, and 8 Or ever your pots be made give praise.
hot with thorns : so let indigna9 Awake up, my glory; awake, tion vex him, even as a thing that lute and harp : I myself will is raw. awake right early.
9 The righteous shall rejoice 10 I will give thanks unto thee, when he seeth the vengeance : he O Lord, among the people : and shall wash his footsteps in the I will sing unto thee among the blood of the ungodly. nations.
10 So that a man shall say, 11 For the greatness of thy Verily there is a reward for the mercy reacheth unto the heavens: righteous : doubtless there is a and thy truth unto the clouds. God that judgeth the earth. DAY 11.
my soul : the mighty men are Eripe me de inimicis. gathered against me, without any ELIVER me from mine ene- offence or fault of me, O Lord.
4 They run and prepare themthem that rise up against me.
selves without my fault: arise thou 2 O deliver me from the wick- therefore to help me, and behold. ed doers : and save me from the 5 Stand up, O Lord God of blood-thirsty men.
hosts, thou God of Israel, to visit 3 For lo, they lie waiting for all the heathen : and be not mer
DELICS, O God: defend me from
ciful unto them that offend of 4 Thou hast given a token for malicious wickedness.
such as fear thee : that they may 6 They go to and fro in the triumph because of the truth. evening : they grin like a dog, 5 Therefore were thy beloved and run about through the city. delivered : help me with thy right
7 Behold, they speak with their hand, and hear me. mouth, and swords are in their 6 God hath spoken in his holilips : for who doth hear?
ness, I will rejoice, and divide Si8 But thou, O Lord, shalt have chem : and mete out the valley them in derision : and thou shalt of Succoth. laugh all the heathen to scorn. 7 Gilead is mine, and Manasses
9 My strength will I ascribe is mine : Ephraim also is the unto thee : for thou art the God strength of my head; Judah is of my refuge.
my law-giver ; 10 God sheweth me his goodness 8 Moab is my wash-pot ; over plenteously : and God shall let me Edom will I cast out my shoe : see my desire upon mine enernies. Philistia, be thou glad of me.
11 Šlay them not, lest my peo- 9 Who will lead me into the ple forget it : but scatter them strong city : who will bring me abroad among the people, and put into Edom ? them down, O Lord, our defence. 10 Hast not thou cast us out,
12 For the sin of their mouth, O God : wilt not thou, O God, go and for the words of their lips, out with our hosts? they shall be taken in their pride : 11 O be thou our help in trouand why? their preaching is of ble : for vain is the help of man. cursing and lies.
12 Through God will we do 13 Consume them in thy wrath, great acts : for it is he that shall consume them, that they may tread down our enemies. perish : and know that it is God that ruleth in Jacob, and unto
PSALM 61. the ends of the world.
Exaudi, Deus. in they will return : grin like a des, and HEA
EAR my crying, O God : give
ear unto my prayer. will go about the city.
2 From the ends of the earth 15 They will run here and
will I call upon thee : when my there for meat : and grudge if heart is in heaviness. they be not satisfied.
30 set me up upon the rock 16 As for me, I will sing of thy that is higher than I : for thou power, and will praise thy mercy hast been my hope, and a strong betimes in the morning : for thou tower for me against the enemy. hast been my defence and refuge 4 I will dwell in thy tabernacle in the day of my trouble.
for ever : and my trust shall be 17 Unto thee, O my strength, under the covering of thy wings. will I sing : for thou, O God, art 5 For thou, O Lord, hast heard my refuge, and my merciful God.
my desires : and hast given an PSALM 60.
heritage unto those that fear thy Deus, repulisti nos.
GOD, thou hast cast us out, 6 Thou shalt grant the King a
and' scattered us abroad: long life : that his years may enthou hast also been displeased ; dure throughout all generations. O turn thee unto us again.
7 He shall dwell before God for 2 Thou hast moved the land, ever : 0 prepare thy loving mercy and divided it : heal the sores and faithfulness, that they may thereof, for it shaketh.
preserve him. 3 Thou hast shewed thy people 8 So will I alway sing praise heavy things : thou hast given us unto thy Name : that I may daily a drink of deadly wine.
perform my vows.
3 Thus have I looked for thee Nonne Deo?
in holiness : that I might behold Y soul truly waiteth still thy power and glory.
upon God; for of him 4 For thy loving-kindness is cometh my salvation.
better than the life itself : my 2 He verily is my strength and lips shall praise thee. my salvation : he is my defence,
5 As long as I live will I mag. so that I shall not greatly fall. nify thee on this manner : and
3 How long will ye imagine lift up my hands in thy Name. mischief against every man : ye
6 My soul shall be satisfied, shall be slain all the sort of you;
even as it were with marrow and yea, as a tottering wall shall ye fatness : when my mouth praiseth be, and like a broken hedge.
thee with joyful lips. 4 Their device is only how to 7 Have I not remembered thee put him out whom God will in my bed : and thought upon exalt : their delight is in lies; thee when I was waking ? they give good words with their 8 Because thou hast been my mouth, but curse with their heart. helper : therefore under the sha
5 Nevertheless, my soul, wait dow of thy wings will I rejoice. thou still upon God : for my hope
9 My soul hangeth upon thee : is in him.
thy right hand hath upholden me. 6 He truly is my strength and 10 These also that seek the my salvation : he is my defence, hurt of my soul : they shall go so that I shall not fall.
under the earth. 7 In God is my health, and my 11 Let them fall upon the edge glory : the rock of my might, and of the sword : that they may be a in God is my trust.
portion for foxes. 8 O put your trust in him al- 12 But the King shall rejoice in way, ye people : pour out your God; all they also that swear by hearts before him, for God is our him shall be commended : for the hope.
mouth of them that speak lies 9 As for the children of men, shall be stopped. they are but vanity : the children
PSALM 64. of men are deceitful upon the
Exaudi, Deus. er than vanity
prayer : my life from 10 0 trust not in wrong and fear of the enemy. robbery, give not yourselves unto 2 Hide me from the gathering vanity : if riches increase, set not together of the froward: and from your heart upon them.
the insurrection of wicked doers; 11 God spake once, and twice 3 Who have whet their tongue I have also heard the same : that like a sword : and shoot out their power belongeth unto God;
arrows, even bitter words ; 12 And that thou, Lord, art 4 That they may privily shoot merciful : for thou rewardest at him that is perfect : suddenly every man according to his work. do they hit him, and fear not.
5 They encourage themselves PSALM 63.
in mischief : and commune a. Deus, Deus meus.
mong themselves how they inay early will I seek
shall them. 2 My soul thirsteth for thee, 6 They imagine wickedness, my flesh also longeth after thee : and practise it : that they keep in a barren and dry land where secret among themselves, every no water is.
man in the deep of his heart.
weights, they are seltogether light- H EAR my prescer, o God, in my
7 But God shall suddenly shoot 9 And all men that see it shall at them with a swift arrow : that say, This hath God done : for they they shall be wounded.
shall perceive that it is his work. 8 Yea, their own tongues shall 10 The righteous shall rejoice make them fall : insomuch that in the Lord, and put his trust in whoso seeth them shall laugh him : and all they that are true them to scorn,
of heart shall be glad. DAY 12.
12 Thou crownest the year PSALM 65.
with thy goodness: and thy clouds Te decet hymnus.
drop fatness. , O
13 They shall drop upon the Sion : and unto thee shall dwellings of the wilderness : and the vow be performed in Jerusa- the little hills shall rejoice on lem.
every side. 2 Thou that hearest the prayer: 14 The folds shall be full of unto thee shall all flesh come. sheep : the valleys also shallstand
3 My misdeeds prevail against so thick with corn, that they shall me : O be thou merciful unto our laugh and sing. sins.
PSALM 66. 4 Blessed is the man, whom thou choosest, and receivest unto
Jubilate Deo. thee : he shadi dwell in thy court O BEjoyfuláns God; allye Janda:
shall satisfied with the sing praises unto the honour pleasures of thy house, even of of his Name, make his praise to thy holy temple.
be glorious. 5 Thou shalt shew us wonder- 2 Say unto God, o how wonful things in thy righteousness, derful art thou in thy works : God of our salvation : thou that through the greatness of thy power art the hope of all the ends of the shall thine enemies be found liars earth, and of them that remain unto thee. in the broad sea.
3 For all the world shall wor6 Who in his strength setteth ship thee : sing of thee, and praise fast the mountains : and is girded thy Name. about with power.
4 O come hither, and behold 7 Who stilleth the raging of the the works of God : how wondersca : and the noise of his waves, ful he is in his doing toward the and the madness of the people.
children of men. 8 They also that dwell in the 5 He turned the sea into dry uttermost parts of the earth shall land : so that they went through be afraid at thy tokens : thou the water on foot; there did we that makest the outgoings of the rejoice thereof. morning and evening to praise 6 He ruleth with his power for thee.
ever; his eyes behold the people : 9 Thou visitest the earth, and and such as will not believe shall blessest it : thou makest it very not be able to exalt themselves. plenteous.
7 O praise our God, ye people : 10 The river of God is full of and make the voice of his praise water : thou preparest their corn, to be heard ; for so thou providest for the earth. 8 Who holdeth our soul in life :
11 Thou waterest her furrows, and suffereth not our feet to slip. thou sendest rain into the little 9 For thou, O God, bast proved valleys thereof : thou makest it us : thou also hast tried us, like soft with the drops of rain, and as silver is tried. blessest the increase of it.
10 Thou broughtest us into the