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6 I said unto the Lord, Thou | thy sight as the incense : and let art my God : hear the voice of my the lifting up of my hands be an prayers, O Lord.

evening sacrifice. 7° 0 Lord God, thou strength of 3 Set a watch, O Lord, before my health : thou hast covered my my mouth : and keep the door of head in the day of battle.

my lips. 8 Let not the ungodly have his 4 0 let not mine heart be indesire, O Lord : let not his mis- clined to any evil thing : let me chievous imagination prosper, lest not be occupied in ungodly works they be too proud.

with the men that work wicked9 Let the mischief of their own ness, lest I eat of such things as lips fall upon the head of them : please them. that compass me about.

5 Let the righteous rather smite 10 Let hot burning coals fall me friendly : and reprove me. upon them : let them be cast into 6 But let not their precious the fire, and into the pit, that they balms break my head : yea, I will never rise up again.

pray yet against their wicked11 A man full of words shall ness. not prosper upon the earth : evil 7 Let their judges be overshall hunt the wicked person to thrown in stony places : that they overthrow him.

may hear my words, for they are 12 Sure I am that the Lord sweet. will avenge the poor : and main- 8 Our bones lie scattered betain the cause of the helpless. fore the pit : like as when one

13 The righteous also shall give breaketh and heweth wood upon thanks unto thy Name : and the the earth. just shall continue in thy sight. 9 But mine eyes look unto thee,

O Lord God : in thee is my trust,
PSALM 141.

O cast not out my soul.
Domine, clamavi.

10 Keep me from the snare that

they have laid for me : and from Lthe Uncall mupon thce, baste the traps of the

wicked doers; my voice when I cry unto thee. their own nets together : and let

2 Let my prayer be set forth in me ever escape them. DAY 29.

Evening Prayer.
PSALM 142.

6 I cried unto thee, O Lord,

and said : Thou art my hope, Voce mea ad Dominum.

and my portion in the land of I

CRIED unto the Lord with the living.

my voice : yea, even unto the 7 Consider my complaint : for Lord did I make my supplica- I am brought very low. tion.

8 O deliver me from my perse2 I poured out my complaints cutors : for they are too strong for before him : and shewed him of me. my trouble.

9 Bring my soul out of prison, 3 When my spirit was in hea- that I may give thanks unto thý viness thou knewest my path : in Name : which thing if thou wilt the way wherein I walked have grant me, then shall the righteous they privily laid a snare for me. resort unto my company.

4 I looked also upon my right hand : and saw there was no man

PSALM 143. that would know me.

Domine, exaudi.

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and no man cared for my soul.

consider my desire : hearken

Day 29.
THE PSALMS.

Day 29. unto me for thy truth and righ- hide not thy face from me, lest I teousness' sake.

be like unto them that go down 2 And enter not into judg- into the pit. ment with thy servant : for in 8 0 let me hear thy lovingkindthy sight shall no man living be ness betimes in the morning, for justified.

in thee is my trust : shew thou 3 For the enemy hath perse- me the way that I should walk cuted my soul ; he hath smitten in, for I lift up my soul unto my life down to the ground : he thee. hath laid me in the darkness, as 9 Deliver me, O Lord, from mine the men that have been long enemies : for Í flee unto thee to dead.

hide me. 4 Therefore is my spirit vexed 10 Teach me to do the thing that within me : and my heart within pleaseth thee, for thou art my God: me is desolate.

let thy loving Spirit lead me forth 5 Yet do I remember the time into the land of righteousness. past ; I muse upon all thy works: 11 Quicken me, O Lord, for thy yea, Í exercise myself in the works Name's sake : and for thy righof thy hands.

teousness' sake bring my soul out 6 I stretch forth my hands un- of trouble. to thee : my soul gaspeth unto 12 And of thy goodness slay thee as a thirsty land.

nine enemies : and destroy all 7 Hear me, O Lord, and that them that vex my soul; for I am soon, for my spirit waxeth faint : 1 thy servant. DAY 30.

Morning Prayer.
PSALM 144.

nity : and their right hand is a

right hand of wickedness. Benedictus Dominus.

9 I will sing a new song unto

strength : who teacheth my unto thee upon a ten-stringed hands to war, and my fingers to lute. fight;

10 Thou hast given victory un2 My hope and my fortress, to kings : and hast delivered Da. my castle and deliverer, my de- vid thy servant from the peril of fender in whom I trust : who the sword. subdueth my people that is under 11 Save me, and deliver me me.

from the hand of strange chil3 Lord, what is man, that thou dren : whose mouth talketh of hast such respect unto him : or vanity, and their right hand is a the son of man, that thou so re- right hand of iniquity. gardest him :

12 That our sons may grow up 4 Man is like a thing of nought: as the young plants : and that our his time passeth away like a sha- daughters may be as the polished dow.

corners of the temple. 5 Bow thy heavens, O Lord, and 13 That our garners may be come down:touch the mountains, full and plenteous with all manand they shall smoke.

ner of store : that our sheep may 6 Cast forth thy lightning, and bring forth thousands and ten tear them :shoot out thine arrows, thousands in our streets. and consume them.

14 That our oxen may be strong 7 Send down thine hand from to labour, that there be no decay: above : deliver me, and take me no leading into captivity, and no out of the great waters, from the complaining in our streets. hand of strange children;

15 Happy are the people that 8 Whose mouth talketh of va- are in such a case : yea, blessed

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are the people who have the Lord all his ways : and holy in all his for their God.

works. PSALM 145.

18 The Lord is nigh unto all

them that call upon him : yea, Exaltabo te, Deus.

all such as call upon him faithWILL magnify thee, O God, fully.

my King : and I will praise 19 He will fulfil the desire of thy Name for ever and ever. them that fear him : he also will

2 Every day will I give thanks hear their cry, and will help unto thee : and praise thy Name them. for ever and ever.

20 The Lord preserveth all them 3 Great is the Lord, and mar- that love him: but scattereth avellous, worthy to be praised : broad all the ungodly. there is no end of his greatness. 21 My mouth shall speak the

4 One generation shall praise praise of the Lord : and let all thy works unto another : and de- Hesh give thanks unto his holy clare thy power.

Name for ever and ever. 5 As for me, I will be talking

PSALM 146. of thy worship : thy glory, thy praise, and wondrous works;

Lauda, anima mea. the might of thy marvellous acts : while I live will I the and I will also tell of thy great- Lord : yea, as long as I have any ness.

being, I will sing praises unto my 7 The memorial of thine abun- God. dant kindness shall be shewed : 2 0 put not your trust in and men shall sing of thy righte- princes, nor in any child of man: ousness.

for there is no help in them. 8 The Lord is gracious, and

3 For when the breath of man merciful : long-suffering, and of goeth forth he shall turn again great goodness.

to his earth : and then all his 9 The Lord is loving unto every thoughts perish. man : and his mercy is over all his 4 Blessed is he that hath the works.

God of Jacob for his help : and 10 All thy works praise thee, whose hope is in the Lord his Lord : and thy saints give thanks God; unto thee.

5 Who made heaven and earth, 11 They shew the glory of the sea, and all that therein is ? thy kingdom : and talk of thy who keepeth his promise for ever ; power;

6 Who helpeth them to right 12 That thy power, thy glory, that suffer wrong : who feedeth and mightiness of thy kingdom : the hungry. might be known unto men.

7 The Lord looseth men out of 13 Thy kingdom is an everlast- prison : the Lord giveth sight to ing kingdom : and thy dominion the blind. endureth throughout all ages. 8 The Lord helpeth them that

14 The Lord upholdeth all such are fallen : the Lord careth for as fall : and lifteth up all those the righteous. that are down.

9 The Lord careth for the stran. 15 The eyes of all wait upon gers ; he defendeth the fatherless thee, O Lord : and thou givest and widow : as for the way of the them their meat in due season. ungodly, he turneth it upside

16 Thou openest thine hand : down. and fillest all things living with 10 The Lord thy God, O Sion plenteousness.

shall be King for evermore : and 17 The Lord is righteous in throughout all generations.

Day 30.

THE PSALMS.

Day 30.

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DAY 30.

Evening Prayer.
PSALM 147.

18 He sendeth out his word, and Laudate Dominum.

melteth them : he bloweth with O

PRAISE the Lord, for it is a his wind, and the waters flow.

good thing to sing praises unto 19 He sheweth his word unto our God : yea, a joyful and plea- Jacob: his statutes and ordinances sant thing it is to be thankful. unto Israel.

2 The Lord doth build up Je- 20 He hath not dealt so with rusalem : and gather together the any nation : neither have the heaout-casts of Israel.

then knowledge of his laws. 3 He healeth those that are

PSALM 148. broken in heart : and giveth me- Laudate Dominum. dicine to heal their sickness.

PRAISE the ord of heaven: stars : and calleth them all by their names.

2 Praise him, all ye angels of 5 Great is our Lord, and great his : praise him, all his host. is his power : yea, and his wis praise him, all ye stars and light.

3 Praise him, sun and moon : dom is infinite. 6 The Lord setteth up the

4 Praise him, all ye heavens : meek : and bringeth the ungodly and ye waters that are above the

heavens. down to the ground. 7 O sing unto the Lord with

5 Let them praise the Name of thanksgiving : sing praises upon and they were made ; he com

the Lord : for he spake the word, the harp unto our God ; 8 Who covereth the heaven manded, and they were created.

6 He hath made them fast for with clouds, and prepareth rain for the earth : and maketh the

ever and ever : he hath given them

a law which shall not be broken, grass to grow upon the mountains,

7 Praise the Lord upon earth : and herb for the use of men ;

9 Who giveth fodder unto the ye dragons, and all deeps; cattle : and feedeth the young pours : wind and storm, fulfilling

8 Fire and hail, snow and varavens that call upon him.

his word; 10 He hath no pleasure in the strength of an horse : neither de- ful trees and all cedars;

9 Mountains and all hills : fruitlighteth he in any man's legs.

10 Beasts and all cattle: worms 11 But the Lord's delight is in them that fear him : and put their and feathered fowls; trust in his mercy.

11 Kings of the earth and all 12 Praise the Lord, O Jerusa- people ; princes and all judges of

the world; lem : praise thy God, o Sion. 13 For he hath made fast the

12 Young men and maidens, bars of thy gates : and hath bless

old men and children, praise the ed thy children within thee.

Name of the Lord : for his Name 14 He maketh peace in thy only is excellent, and his praise

above heaven and earth. borders : and filleth thee with the

13 He shall exalt the horn of flour of wheat. 15 He sendeth forth his com

his people ; all his saints shall mandment upon earth : and his praise him : even the children of word runneth very swiftly.

Israel, even the people that serv.

eth him. 16 He giveth snow like wool :

PSALM 149. and scattereth the hoar-frost like ashes.

Cantate Domino. 17. He casteth forth this ice like O SING unthethe Lord. ta new

: to abide frost ?

saints praise him.

2 Let Israel rejoice in him that of them, as it is written : Such made him : and let the chil- honour have all his saints. dren of Sion be joyful in their King.

PSALM 150. 3 Let them praise his Name in

Laudate Dominum.

the dance with tabeet sing praises O PRASES EI God inheis holiness :

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him in 4 For the Lord hath pleasure of his power. in his people : and helpeth the 2 Praise him in his noble acts : meek-hearted.

praise him according to his excel5 Let the saints be joyful with lent greatness. glory : let them rejoice in their 3 Praise him in the sound of beds.

the trumpet : praise him upon the 6 Let the praises of God be in lute and harp. their mouth and a two-edged 4 Praise him in the cymbals sword in their hands;

and dances : praise him upon the 7 Tobe avenged of the heathen: strings and pipe. and to rebuke the people;

5 Praise him upon the well8 To bind their kings in chains: tuned cymbals : praise him upon and their nobles with links of the loud cymbals. iron.

6 Let every thing that hath 9 That they may be avenged l breath : praise the Lord.

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