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Day 9.
THE PSALMS.

Day 9. thy lips, because God hath bless- 16 With joy and gladness shall ed thee for ever.

they be brought : and shall enter 4 Gird thee with thy sword | into the King's palace. upon thy thigh, 0 thou most 17 Instead of thy fathers thou Mighty : according to thy wor- shalt have children : whom thou ship and renown.

mayest make princes in all lands. 5 Good luck have thou with 18 I will remember thy Name thine honour : ride on, because from one generation to another : of the word of truth, of meek- therefore shall the people give ness, and righteousness; and thy thanks unto thee, world without right hand shall teach thee terri. end. ble things.

PSALM 46. 6 Thy arrows are very sharp, and the people shall be subdued

Deus noster refugium. unto thee : even in the midst a

GOD

YOD is our hope and strength : mong the King's enemies.

a very present help in trou7 Thy seat, o God, endureth ble. for ever : the sceptre of thy king- 2 Therefore will we not fear, dom is a right sceptre.

though the earth be moved : and 8 Thou hast loved righteous- though the hills be carried into ness, and hated iniquity : where the midst of the sea. fore God, even thy God, hath 3 Though the waters thereof anointed thee with the oil of glad rage and swell : and though the ness above thy fellows.

mountains shake at the tempest 9 All thy garments smell of of the same. myrrh, aloes, and cassia : out of 4 The rivers of the flood thereof the ivory palaces, whereby they shall make glad the city of God : have made thee glad.

the holy place of the tabernacle 10 Kings' daughters were among of the most Highest. thy honourable women : upon thy 5 God is in the midst of her, right hand did stand the queen in therefore shall she not be remova vesture of gold, wrought about ed : God shall help her, and that with divers colours.

right early. 11 Hearken, Odaughter, and 6 The heathen make much ado, consider, incline thine ear : forget and the kingdoms are moved : also thine own people, and thy but God hath shewed his voice, father's house.

and the earth shall melt away. 12 So shall the King have plea- 7 The Lord of hosts is with us : sure in thy beauty : for he is the God of Jacob is our refuge. thy Lord God, and worship thou 8 0 come hither, and behold him.

the works of the Lord : what de

: 13 And the daughter of Tyre struction he hath brought upon shall be there with a gift : like as the earth. the rich also among the people 9 He maketh wars to cease in shall make their supplication be- all the world : he breaketh the fore thee.

bow, and knappeth the spear in 14 The King's daughter is all sunder, and burneth the chariots glorious within : her clothing is in the fire. of wrought gold.

10 Be still then, and know that 15 She shall be brought unto I am God: I will be exalted among the King in raiment of needle the heathen, and I will be exalted work : the virgins that be her fel- in the earth. lows shall bear her company, and 11 The Lord of hosts is with us : shall be brought unto thee. the God of Jacob is our refuge.

DAY 9.

Evening Prayer.
PSALM 47.

have we seen in the city of the Omnes gentes, plaudite. Lord of hosts, in the city of our O CE Ape your hands together and for deve God upholdoth the same

ye people : 0 sing unto God . with the voice of melody:

8 We wait for thy loving-kind2 For the Lord is high, and to ness, O God : in the midst of thy be feared : he is the great King temple. upon all the earth.

9 o God, according to thy 3 He shall subdue the people Name, so is thy praise unto the under us : and the nations under world's end : thy right hand is our feet.

full of righteousness. 4 He shall choose out an heri- 10 Let the mount Sion rejoice, tage for us : even the worship of and the daughter of Judah be Jacob, whom he loved.

glad : because of thy judgments. 5 God is gone up with a merry 11 Walk about Sion, and go noise : and the Lord with the round about her : and tell the sound of the trump.

towers thereof. 6 0 sing praises, sing praises 12 Mark well her bulwarks, set unto our God : 0 sing praises, up her houses : that ye may tell sing praises unto our King. them that come after.

7 For God is the King of all the 13 For this God is our God for earth : sing ye praises with under- ever and ever : he shall be our standing.

guide unto death, 8 God reigneth over the heathen : God sitteth upon his holy

PSALM 49. seat.

Audite hæc, omnes. 9 The princes of the people are

0

HEAR ye this, all ye people : joined unto the people of the God ponder it with your ears, all of Abraham :.for God, which is ye that dwell in the world ; very high exalted, doth defend the

2 High and low, rich and earth, as it were with a shield. one with another.

3 My mouth shall speak of wisPSALM 48.

dom : and my heart shall muse of Magnus Dominus.

understanding.

4 I will incline mine ear to the GREAT is the Lord, and highly

to be praised : in the city of parable: and shew my dark speech our God, even upon his holy hill. upon the harp.

2 The hill of Sion is a fair place, 5 Wherefore should I fear in and the joy of the whole earth : the days of wickedness : and when upon the north-side lieth the city the wickedness of my heels comof the great King; God is well | passeth me round about? known in her palaces as a sure 6 There be some that put their refuge.

trust in their goods : and boast 3 For lo, the kings of the earth : themselves in the multitude of are gathered, and gone by toge- their riches. ther.

7 But no man may deliver his 4 They marvelled to see such brother : nor make agreement things : they were astonished, and unto God for him; suddenly cast down.

8 For it cost more to redeem 5 Fear came there upon them, their souls : so that he must let and sorrow : as upon a woman in that alone for ever; her travail.

9 Yea, though he live long : and 6 Thou shalt break the ships of see not the grave. the sea : through the east-wind. 10 For he seeth that wise men

7 Like as we have heard, so also dic, and perish together : as

poor :

Day 9.
THE PSALMS.

Day 9. well as the ignorant and foolish, 15 But God hath delivered my and leave their riches for other. soul from the place of hell : for

11 And yet they think that their he shall receive me. houses shall continue for ever : 16 Be not thou afraid, though and that their dwelling-places one be made rich : or if the glory shall endure from one generation of his house be increased; to another; and call the lands 17 For he shall carry nothing after their own names.

away with him when he dieth : 12 Nevertheless, man will not neither shall his pomp follow abide in honour : seeing he may him. be compared unto the beasts that 18 For while he lived, he countperish; this is the way of them. ed himself an happy man : and so

13 This is their foolishness : and long as thou doest well unto thy. their posterity praise their saying. self, men will speak good of thee.

14 They lie in the hell like 19 He shall follow the generasheep, death gnaweth upon them, tion of his fathers : and shall never ! and the righteous shall have do- see light. mination over them in the morn- 20 Man being in honour hath ing : their beauty shall consume no understanding : but is com. in the sepulchre out of their pared unto the beasts that perdwelling.

ish.

THE Lord, even the most migh

DAY 10.

Morning Prayer.

thine house : nor he-goat out of PSALM 50.

thy folds. Deus deorum.

10 For all the beasts of the

forest are mine : and so are the ty ,

cattle upon a thousand hills. called the world, from the rising 11 I know all the fowls upon up of the sun, unto the going the mountains : and the wild down thereof.

beasts of the field are in my 2 Out of Sion hath God ap- sight. peared : in perfect beauty.

12 If I be hungry, I will not tell 3 Our God shall come, and thee : for the whole world is mine, shall not keep silence : there shall and all that is therein. go before him a consuming fire, 13 Thinkest thou that I will eat and a mighty tempest shall be bulls' flesh : and drink the blood stirred up round about him.

of goats? 4 He shall call the heaven from 14 Offer unto God thanksgiving: above: and the earth, that he may and pay thy vows unto the most judge his people.

Highest. 5 Gather my saints together 15 And call upon me in the time! unto me : those that have made a of trouble : so will I hear thee, covenant with me with sacrifice. and thou shalt praise me.

6 And the heaven shall declare 16 But unto the ungodly said his righteousness : for God is God : Why dost thou preach my Judge himself.

laws, and takest my covenant in 7 Hear, O my people, and I will thy mouth; speak : I myself will testify against 17 Whereas thou hatest to be thee, O Israel; for I am God, even reformed : and hast cast my words thy God.

behind thee ? 8 I will not reprove thee because 18 When thou sawest a thief, ' of thy sacrifices, or for thy burnt- thou consentedst unto him : and offerings : because they were not hast been partaker with the adulalway before me.

terers. 9 I will take no bullock out of 19 Thou hast let thy mouth

HAfter thy great goodness?

speak wickedness : and with thy 11 Cast me not away from thy tongue thou hast set forth deceit. presence : and take not thy holy

20 Thou satest, and spakest Spirit from me. against thy brother : yea, and 120 give me the comfort of hast slandered thine own mo- thy help again : and stablish me ther's son.

with thy free Spirit. 21 These things hast thou done, 13 Then shall I teach thy ways and I held my tongue, and thou unto the wicked : and sinners thoughtest wickedly, that I am shall be converted unto thee, even such a one as thyself : but I 14 Deliver me from bloodwill reprove thee, and set before guiltiness, O God, thou that art thee the things that thou hast the God of my health : and my done.

tongue shall sing of thy righteous22 O consider this, ye that for- ness. get God : lest I pluck you away, 15 Thou shalt open my lips, O and there be none to deliver you. Lord : and my mouth shall shew

23 Whoso offereth me thanks thy praise. and praise, he honoureth me : 16 For thou desirest no sacriand to him that ordereth his con- fice, else would I give it thee : versation right will I shew the but thou delightest not in burnt. salvation of God.

offerings. PSALM 51.

17 The sacrifice of God is a Miserere mei, Deus. troubled spirit : a broken and AVE mercy upon me, O God, contrite heart, O God, shalt thou

not despise. according to the multitude of thy 18 o be favourable and gracious mercies do away mine offences. unto Sion : build thou the walls

2. Wash me throughly from my of Jerusalem. wickedness : and cleanse me from 19 Then shalt thou be pleased

with the sacrifice of righteous3 For I acknowledge my faults: ness, with the burnt-offerings and and my sin is ever before me. oblations : then shall they offer

4 Against thee only have I young bullocks upon thine alsinned, and done this evil in thy tar. sight : that thou mightest be jus

PSALM 52. tined in thy saying, and clear when thou art judged.

Quid gloriaris ? 5 Behold, I was shapen in wick- HY boastest thou thyself, edness : and in sin hath my mo- thou tyrant: that thou canst ther conceived me.

do mischief; 6 But lo, thou requirest truth 2 Whereas the goodness of God: in the inward parts : and shalt endureth yet daily ? make me to understand wisdom 3 Thy tongue imagineth wicksecretly.

edness: and with lies thou cuttest 7 Thou shalt purge me with like a sharp razor. hyssop, and I shall be clean : thou 4 Thou hast loved unrighteous. shalt wash me, and I shall be ness more than goodness : and whiter than snow.

to talk of lies more than righte8 Thou shalt make me hear of ousness. joy and gladness : that the bones 5 Thou hast loved to speak all which thou hast broken may re- words that may do hurt : 0 thou joice.

false tongue. 9 Turn thy face from my sins : 6 Therefore shall God destroy and put out all my misdeeds. thee for ever : he shall take thee,

10 Make me a clean heart, O and pluck thee out of thy dwellGod : and renew a right spirit ing, and root thee out of the land within me.

of the living

my sin.

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Day 10.
THE PSALMS.

Day 10. 7 The righteous also shall see 9 As for me, I am like a green this, and fear : and shall laugh olive-tree in the house of God : him to scorn ;

my trust is in the tender mercy 8 Lo, this is the man that took of God for ever and ever. not God for his strength : but 10 I will always give thanks untrusted unto the multitude of his to thee for that thou hast done : riches, and strengthened himself and I will hope in thy Name, for in his wickedness.

thy saints like it well. DAY 10.

Evening Prayer.

4 Behold, God is my helper : PSALM 53.

the Lord is with them that upDixit insipiens.

hold my soul. in

5 He shall reward evil unto his heart : There is no God. mine enemies : destroy thou them 2 Corrupt are they, and become in thy truth. abominable in their wickedness : 6 An offering of a free heart there is none that doeth good. will I give thee, and praise thy

3 God looked down from hea. Name, O Lord : because it is so ven upon the children of men : to comfortable. see if there were any, that would 7 For he hath delivered me out understand, and seek after God. of all my trouble : and mine eye

4 But they are all gone out of hath seen his desire upon mine the way, they are altogether be- enemies. come abominable : there is also

PSALM 55. none that doeth good, no not one.

Exaudi, Deus. 5. Aire not they withichte undser: HEAR hind prayer self from standing that work wickedness and not thyself eating up my people as if they my petition. would cat bread ? they have not 2 Take heed unto me, and hear called upon God.

me : how I mourn in my prayer, 6 They were afraid there no and am vexed. fear was : for God hath broken 3 The enemy crieth so, and the the bones of him that besieged ungodly cometh on so fast : for thee; thou hast put them to con. they are minded to do me some fusion, because God hath despised mischief ; so maliciously are they them.

set against me. 7 Oh, that the salvation were 4 My heart is disquieted withgiven unto Israel out of Sion : in me: and the fear of death is Oh, that the Lord would deliver fallen upon me. his people out of captivity!

5 Fearfulness and trembling are 8 Then should Jacob rejoice : come upon me : and an horrible and Israel should be right glad. dread hath overwhelmed me. PSALM 54.

6 And I said, O that I had

wings like a dove : for then would Deus, in nomine.

I flee away, and be at rest. for

7 Lo, then would I get me away Name's sake : and avenge me far off : and remain in the wilderin thy strength.

ness. 2 Hear my prayer, O God: and 8 I would make haste to escape: hearken unto the words of my because of the stormy wind and mouth.

tempest. 3 For strangers are risen up 9 Destroy their tongues, O against me : and tyrants, which Lord, and divide them

: for I have not God before their eyes, bave spied unrighteousness and seek after my soul.

strife in the city.

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