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Day 6.
THE PSALMS.

Day 6. pleasure is life : heaviness may 9 Thou hast not shut me up endure for a night, but joy cometh into the hand of the enemy : but in the morning.

hast set my feet in a large room. 6 And in my prosperity I said, 10 Have mercy upon me, O I shall never be removed : thou, Lord, for I am in trouble : and Lord, of thy goodness hast made mine eye is consumed for very my hill so strong.

heaviness ; yea, my soul and my 7 Thou didst turn thy face from body. me : and I was troubled.

11 For my life is waxen old with 8 Then cried I unto thee, O heaviness : and my years with Lord : and gat me to my Lord mourning. right humbly.

12 My strength faileth me, be9 What profit is there in my cause of mine iniquity : and my blood : when I go down to the pit? bones are consumed.

10 Shall the dust give thanks 13 I became a reproof among unto thee : or shall it declare thy all mine enemies, but especially truth?

among my neighbours : and they 11 Hear, O Lord, and have of mine acquaintance were afraid mercy upon me : Lord, be thou of me; and they that did see me my helper.

without conveyed themselves from 12 Thou hast turned my heavi- me. ness into joy : thou hast put off 14 I am clean forgotten, as a my sackcloth, and girded me with dead man out of mind : I am begladness.

come like a broken vessel. 13 Therefore shall every good 15 For I have heard the blasman sing of thy praise without phemy of the multitude : and fear ceasing : O my God, I will give is on every side, while they con. thanks unto thee for ever.

spire together against me, and

take their counsel to take away PSALM 31. In te, Domine, speravi. 16 But my hope hath been in Irubee: let me never be put to N thee, O Lord, have I put my thee, O Lord : I have said, Thou

art my God. confusion, deliver me in thy right- 17 My time is in thy hand; deeousness.

liver me from the hand of mine 2 Bow down thine ear to me : enemies : and from then that permake haste to deliver me.

secute me. 3 And be thou my strong rock, 18 Shew thy servant the light of and house of defence : that thou thy countenance : and save me for

: mayest save me.

thy mercy's sake. 4 For thou art my strong rock, 19 Let me not be confounded, and my castle : be thou also niy O Lord, for I have called upon guide, and lead me for thy Name's thee : let the ungodly be put to sake.

confusion, and be put to silence 5 Draw me out of the net, that in the grave. they have laid privily for me : for 20 Let the lying lips be put to thou art my strength.

silence : which cruelly, disdainful. 6 Into thy hands I commend ly, and despitefully, speak against my spirit: for thou hast redeemed the righteous. me, O Lord, thou God of truth. 21 o how plentiful is thy good

V I have hated them that holdness, which thou hast laid up for of superstitious vanities : and my them that fear thee : and that trust hath been in the Lord. thou hast prepared for them that

8 I will be glad, and rejoice in put their trust in thee, even bethy mercy : for thou hast con- fore the sons of men ! sidered my trouble, and hast 22 Thou shalt hide them priviknown my soul in adversities. | ly by thine own presence from the

my life,

the Lord imputeth no sin and in R Frighteous": for it becometh

provoking of all men : thou shalt the voice of my prayer : when I keep them secretly in thy taber- cried unto thee. nacle from the strife of tongues. 26 O love the Lord, all ye his

23 Thanks be to the Lord : for saints : for the Lord preserveth he hath shewed me marvellous them that are faithful, and plengreat kindness in a strong city. teously rewardeth

the proud 24 And when I made haste, I doer. said : I am cast out of the sight 27 Be strong, and he shall esof thine eyes.

tablish your heart : all ye that put 25 Nevertheless, thou heardest / your trust in the Lord. DAY 6.

Evening Prayer.
PSALM 32.

12 Be glad, O ye righteous, and Beati, quorum.

rejoice in the Lord : and be joy. LESSED is he whose unright- ful, all ye that are true of heart. whose sin is covered.

PSALM 33. 2 Blessed is the man unto whom

Exultate, justi.

EJOICE in the whose spirit there is no guile.

8 For while I held my tongue : well the just to be thankful. my bones consumed away through 2 Praise the Lord with harp : my daily complaining.

sing praises unto him with the lute, 4 For thy hand is heavy upon and instrument of ten strings. me day and night : and my mois- 3 Sing unto the Lord a new ture is like the drought in sum- song : sing praises lustily unto mer.

him with a good courage. 5 I will acknowledge my sin 4 For the word of the Lord is unto thee : and mine unrighte- true : and all his works are faithousness have I not bid.

ful. 6 I said, I will confess my sins 5 He loveth righteousness and unto the Lord : and so thou for- judgment : the earth is full of the gavest the wickedness of my sin. goodness of the Lord.

7 For this shall every one that 6 By the word of the Lord were is godly make his prayer unto

the heavens made : and all the thee, in a time when thou mayest hosts of them by the breath of his be found : but in the great water

mouth, floods they shall not come nigh 7 He gathereth the waters of the him.

sea together, as it were upon an 8 Thou art a place to hide me heap: and layeth up the deep, as in, thou shalt preserve me from

in a treasure-house. trouble : thou shalt compass me

8 Let all the earth fear the about with songs of deliverance. Lord : stand in awe of him, all ye 9 I will inform thee, and teach

that dwell in the world. thee in the way wherein thou shalt 9 For he spake, and it was done : go : and I will guide thee with he commanded, and it stood fast.

10 The Lord bringeth the coun10 Be ye not like to horse and sel of the heathen to nought : and mule, which have no understand

maketh the devices of the people ing : whose mouths must be held to be of none effect, and casteth with bit and bridle, lest they fall

out the counsels of princes.

11 The counsel of the Lord shall 11 Great plagues remain for the

endure for ever: and the thoughts ungodly : but whoso putteth his

of his heart from generation to trust in the Lord, mercy embrac- generation. eth him on every side.

12 Blessed are the people, whose

mine eye.

upon thee.

Day 6.
THE PSALMS,

Day 6. God is the Lord Jehovah : and 6 Lo, the poor crieth, and the blessed are the folk, that he hath Lord heareth him : yea, and savchosen to him to be his inheritance. eth him out of all his troubles.

13 The Lord looked down from 7 The angel of the Lord tarheaven, and beheld all the chil- rieth round about them that fear dren of men : from the habitation him : and delivereth them. of his dwelling he considereth all 8 O taste, and see, how gracious them that dwell on the earth. the Lord is : blessed is the man

14 He fashioneth all the hearts that trusteth in him. of them ; and understandeth all 9 O fear the Lord, ye that are their works.

his saints : for they that fear him 15 There is no king that can lack nothing be saved by the multitude of an 10 The lions do lack, and suffer host : neither is any mighty man hunger : but they who seek the delivered by much strength.

Lord shall want no manner of 16 A horse is counted but a thing that is good. vain thing to save a man: neither 11 Come, ye children, and hearkshall he deliver any man by his en unto me : I will teach you the great strength.

fear of the Lord. 17 Behold, the eye of the Lord 12 What man is he that lusteth is upon them that fear him : and to live : and would fain see good upon them that put their trust in days ? his mercy;

13 Keep thy tongue from evil : 18 To deliver their soul from and thy lips, that they speak no death : and to feed them in the guile. time of dearth.

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 15 The eyes of the Lord are help, and our shield.

over the righteous : and his ears 20 For our heart shall rejoice are open unto their prayers. in him : because we have hoped 16 The countenance of the Lord in his holy Name.

is against them that do evil : to 21 Let thy merciful kindness, root out the remembrance of them O Lord, be upon us : like as we

from the earth. do put our trust in thee.

17 The righteous cry, and the

Lord heareth them : and deliver. PSALM 34.

eth them out of all their troubles. Benedicam Domino.

18 The Lord is nigh unto them WILL alway give thanks unto that are of a contrite heart : and

the Lord : his praise shall ever will save such as be of an humbe in my mouth,

ble spirit. 2 My soul shall make her boast 19 Great are the troubles of the in the Lord : the humble shall righteous : but the Lord deliverhear thereof, and be glad.

eth him out of all. 3 O praise the Lord with me: 20 He keepeth all his bones : so and let us magnify his Name to- that not one of them is broken. gether.

21 But misfortune shall slay 4 I sought the Lord, and he the ungodly : they that hate heard me : yea, he delivered me the righteous shall be desolate. out of all my fear

22 The Lord delivereth the souls 5 They had an eye unto him, of his servants : and all they that and were lightened : and their put their trust in him shall not be faces were not ashamed.

destitute.

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me.

DAY 7.

Morning Praper.

14 I behaved myself as though PSALM 35.

it had been my friend, or my bro. Judica, Domine.

ther : I went heavily, as one that PLEAD thou my cause, O Lord; mourneth for his mother.

with with 15 But in mine adversity they me : and fight thou against them rejoiced, and gathered themselves that fight against me.

together : yea, the very abjects 2 Lay hand upon the shield and came together against me unabuckler : and stand up to help wares, making mouths at me, and

ceased not. 3 Bring forth the spear, and 16 With the flatterers were busy stop the way against them that mockers : who gnashed upon me persecute me : say unto my soul, with their teeth. I am thy salvation.

17 Lord, how long wilt thou 4 Let them be confounded, and look upon this : 0 deliver my put to shame, that seek after my soul from the calamities which soul : let them be turned back, they bring on me, and my darling and brought to confusion, that from the lions. imagine mischief for me.

18 So will I give thee thanks 5 Let them be as the dust before in the great congregation : I will the wind : and the angel of the praise thee among much people. Lord scattering them.

19 0 let not them that are mine 6 Let their way be dark and enemies triumph over me ungodslippery: and let the angel of the ly : neither let them wink with Lord persecute them.

their eyes that hate me without a 7. For they have privily laid cause. their net to destroy me without 20 And why? their communing a cause : yea, even without a cause is not for peace: but they imagine have they made a pit for my soul. deceitful words against them that

8 Let a sudden destruction come are quiet in the land. upon him unawares, and his net, 21 They gaped upon me with that he hath laid privily, catch their mouths, and said : Fie on himself : that he may fall into his thee, fie on thee, we saw it with own mischief.

our eyes. 9 And, my soul, be joyful in 22 This thou hast seen, O Lord : the Lord : it shall rejoice in his hold not thy tongue then, go not salvation.

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, 24 Judge me, O Lord my God, and him that is in misery, from according to thy righteousness : him that spoileth him ?

and let them not triumph over 11 False witnesses did rise up : me. they laid to my charge things that 25 Let them not say in their I knew not.

hearts, There, there, so would we 12 They rewarded me evil for have it : neither let them say, We good : to the great discomfort of have devoured him.

26 Let them be put to confu13 Nevertheless, when they were sion and shame together, that sick, I put on sackcloth, and hum- rejoice at my trouble : let them bled my soul with fasting : and be clothed with rebuke and dismy prayer shall turn into mine honour, that boast themselves own bosom.

against me.

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my soul.

Day 7.
THE PSALMS.

Day 7. 27 Let them be glad and re- eth unto the heavens : and thy joice, that favour my righteous faithfulness unto the clouds. dealing : yea, let them say alway, 6 Thy righteousness standeth Blessed be the Lord, who hath like the strong mountains : thy

1 pleasure in the prosperity of his judgments are like the great deep. servant.

7 Thou, Lord, shalt save both 28 And as for my tongue, it man and beast ; How excellent is shall be talking of thy righteous- thy mercy, O God : and the child ness : and of thy praise all the day dren of men shall put their trust long.

under the shadow of thy winys. PSALM 36.

8 They shall be satisfied with

the plenteousness of thy house : Dixit injustus.

and thou shalt give them drink MY

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

edness of the ungodly : that river. there is no fear of God before his 9 For with thee is the well of eyes.

life : and in thy light shall we see 2 For he flattereth himself in light. his own sight : until his abomi. 10 O continue forth thy loving: nable sin be found out.

kindness unto them that know 3 The words of his mouth are thee : and thy righteousness unto unrighteous, and full of deceit : them that are true of heart. he hath left off to behave himself 11 0 let not the foot of pride wisely, and to do good.

come against me : and let not the 4 He inagineth mischief upon hand of the ungodly cast me down. his bed, and hath set himself in 12 There are they fallen, all no good way : neither doth he that work wickedness : they are abhor any thing that is evil. cast down, and shall not be able

5 Thy mercy, O Lord, reach- to stand.

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DAY 7.

Evening Prayer.
PSALM 37.

the man that doeth after evil Noli æmulari.

counsels. "RET not thyself because of 8 Leave off from wrath, and

the ungodly: neither be thou let go displeasure : fret not thyenvious against the evil doers. self, else shalt thou be moved to

2 For they shall soon be cut do evil. down like the grass : and be wi- 9 Wicked doers shall be rooted thered even as the green herb. out: and they that patiently abide

3 Put thou thy trust in the the Lord, those shall inherit the Lord, and be doing good : dwell | land. in the land, and verily thou shalt 10 Yet a little while, and the be fed.

ungodly shall be clean gone : thou 4 Delight thou in the Lord : shalt look after his place, and he and he shall give thee thy heart's shall be away. desire.

11 But the meek-spirited shall 5 Commit thy way unto the possess the earth : and shall be Lord, and put thy trust in him : refreshed in the multitude of and he shall bring it to pass. peace.

6 He shall make thy righteous- 12 The ungodly seeketh counness as clear as the light : and thy sel against the just : and gnasheth just dealing as the noon-day. upon him with his teeth.

7 llold thee still in the Lord, 13 The Lord shall laugh him and abide patiently upon him : to scorn : for he hath seen that but grieve not thyself at him, his day is coming: whose way doth prosper, against 14 The ungodly have drawn

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