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6 0 thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end:

in the pit that they made in the same net which they hid privily, is their foot taken.

16 The Lord is known to execute judgment: the ungodly is trapped in the work of his own hands.

17 The wicked shall be turned into hell: and all the people that forget God.

18 For the poor shall not alway be forgotten the patient abiding of the meek shall not perish for


19 Up, Lord, and let not man have the upper hand let the heathen be judged in thy sight.

20 Put them in fear, O Lord: that the heathen may know themselves to be but men.


Ut quid, Domine?

HY standest thou so far off,

eren as the cities which thou hast Wo Lord: and hidest thy face

destroyed; their memorial is perished with them.

7 But the Lord shall endure for ever he hath also prepared his seat for judgment.

8 For he shall judge the world in righteousness and minister true judgment unto the people.

9 The Lord also will be a defence for the oppressed even a refuge in due time of trouble.

10 And they that know thy Name will put their trust in thee: for thou, Lord, hast never failed them that seek thee.

11 O praise the Lord which dwelleth in Sion: shew the people of his doings.

12 For, when he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them and forgetteth not the complaint of the poor.

13 Have mercy upon me, O Lord; consider the trouble which I suffer of them that hate me : thou that liftest me up from the gates of death.

14 That I may shew all thy praises within the ports of the daughter of Sion: I will rejoice in thy salvation.

15 The heathen are sunk down

in the needful time of trouble?

2 The ungodly for his own lust doth persecute the poor : let them be taken in the crafty wiliness that they have imagined.

3 For the ungodly hath made boast of his own heart's desire: and speaketh good of the covetous, whom God abhorreth.

4 The ungodly is so proud, that he careth not for God: neither is God in all his thoughts.

5 His ways are alway grievous: thy judgments are far above out of his sight, and therefore defleth he all his enemies.

6 For he hath said in his heart, Tush, I shall never be cast down: there shall no harm happen unto me.

7 His mouth is full of cursing, deceit, and fraud under his tongue is ungodliness and vanity.

8 He sitteth lurking in the thievish corners of the streets : and privily in his lurking dens doth he murder the innocent; his eyes are set against the poor.

9 For he lieth waiting secretly, even as a lion lurketh he in his den: that he may ravish the poor.

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10 He doth ravish the poor : when he getteth him into his net. 11 He falleth down, and humbleth himself that the congregation of the poor may fall into the hands of his captains.

12 He hath said in his heart, Tush, God hath forgotten he hideth away his face, and he will never see it.

13 Arise, O Lord God, and lift up thine hand forget not the poor. 14 Wherefore should the wicked blaspheme God: while he doth say in his heart, Tush, thou God

carest not for it.

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Day 2

20 To help the fatherless and poor unto their right that the man of the earth be no more exalted against them.


In Domino confido.

N the Lord put I my trust: how say ye then to my soul, that she should flee as a bird unto the hill?

2 For lo, the ungodly bend their bow, and make ready their arrows within the quiver: that they may privily shoot at them which are true of heart.

3 For the foundations will be cast down and what hath the righteous done?

4 The Lord is in his holy temple: the Lord's seat is in heaven. 5 His eyes consider the poor: and his eye-lids try the children

of men.

6 The Lord alloweth the righteous but the ungodly, and him that delighteth in wickedness doth his soul abhor.

7 Upon the ungodly he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, storm and tempest: this shall be their portion to drink.

8 For the righteous Lord loveth righteousness: his countenance will behold the thing that is just.

Evening Prayer.

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bles' sake of the needy and because of the deep sighing of the poor,

6 I will up, saith the Lord: and will help every one from him that swelleth against him, and will set him at rest.

7 The words of the Lord are pure words: even as the silver, which from the earth is tried, and purified seven times in the fire.

8 Thou shalt keep them, 0 Lord thou shalt preserve him from this generation for ever.

9 The ungodly walk on every side: when they are exalted, the children of men are put to re

5 Now for the comfortless trou-buke.

Usque quo, Domine?

to see if there were any that would
understand, and seek after God.
4 But they are all gone out of

How long wilt thou how long the way, they are altogether be

Lord, for ever:

wilt thou hide thy face from me?

2 How long shall I seek counsel in my soul, and be so vexed in my heart how long shall mine enemies triumph over me?

3 Consider, and hear me, O Lord my God: lighten mine eyes, that I sleep not in death.

4 Lest niine enemy say, I have prevailed against him: for if I be cast down, they that trouble me will rejoice at it.

5 But my trust is in thy mercy and my heart is joyful in thy


6 I will sing of the Lord, because he hath dealt so lovingly with me yea, I will praise the Name of the Lord most Highest.

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Domine, quis habitabit!

LORD, who shall dwell in thy

tabernacle or who shall rest upon thy holy hill?

2 Even he, that leadeth an uncorrupt life and doeth the thing which is right, and speaketh the truth from his heart.

3 He that hath used no deceit

in his tongue, nor done evil to his neighbour and hath not slandered his neighbour.

4 He that setteth not by himself, but is lowly in his own eyes: and maketh much of them that fear the Lord.

come abominable: there is none that doeth good, no not one.

5 Their throat in an open sepulchre, with their tongues have they deceived: the poison of asps is under their lips.

6 Their mouth is full of curs

ing and bitterness: their feet are

swift to shed blood.

7 Destruction and unhappiness is in their ways, and the way of peace have they not known: there is no fear of God before their eyes.

8 Have they no knowledge, that they are all such workers of mischief eating up my people as it were bread, and call not upon the Lord?

9 There were they brought in great fear, even where no fear was: for God is in the generation of the righteous.

10 As for you, ye have made a mock at the counsel of the poor : because he putteth his trust in the Lord.

11 Who shall give salvation unto Israel out of Sion? When the Lord turneth the captivity of his people: then shall Jacob rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.


neighbour, and disappointeth him not though it were to his own hindrance.

6 He that hath not given his money upon usury: nor taken reward against the innocent.

7 Whoso doeth these things: shall never fall.

PSALM 16. Conserva me, Domine. PRESERVE me, God for in thee have I put my trust. 2 O my soul, thou hast said unto the Lord: Thou art my God, my goods are nothing unto thee.

3 All my delight is upon the saints, that are in the earth and 5 He that sweareth unto his upon such as excel in virtue.

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4 But they that run after another god shall have great trouble. 5 Their drink-offerings of blood will I not offer neither make mention of their names within my lips.

6 The Lord himself is the portion of mine inheritance, and of my cup thou shalt maintain my lot. 7 The lot is fallen unto me in a fair ground: yea, I have a goodly heritage.

8 I will thank the Lord for giving me warning: my reins also chasten me in the night-season.

9 I have set God always before me for he is on my right hand, therefore I shall not fall.

10 Wherefore my heart was glad, and my glory rejoiced: my flesh also shall rest in hope.

11 For why? thou shalt not leave my soul in hell neither shalt thou suffer thy Holy One to see corruption.

12 Thou shalt shew me the path of life; in thy presence is the fulness of joy and at thy right hand there is pleasure for evermore.

Exaudi, Domine.

Hsider my complaint: and hearken unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips.

EAR the right, O Lord, con

2 Let my sentence come forth from thy presence: and let thine eyes look upon the thing that is equal.

3 Thou hast proved and visited mine heart in the night-season; thou hast tried me, and shalt find no wickedness in me for I am utterly purposed that my mouth shall not offend.

4 Because of men's works, that

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Day 3.

are done against the words of thy lips: I have kept me from the ways of the destroyer.

5 O hold thou up my goings in thy paths: that my footsteps slip not.

6 I have called upon thee, O God, for thou shalt hear me : incliné thine ear to me, and hearken unto my words.

7 Shew thy marvellous lovingkindness, thou that art the Saviour of them which put their trust in thee: from such as resist thy right hand.

8 Keep me as the apple of an eye: hide me under the shadow of thy wings,

9 From the ungodly that trouble me : mine enemies compass me round about to take away my soul.

10 They are inclosed in their own fat: and their mouth speaketh proud things.

11 They lie waiting in our way on every side: turning their eyes down to the ground;

12 Like as a lion that is greedy of his prey and as it were a lion's whelp, lurking in secret places.

13 Up, Lord, disappoint him, and cast him down deliver my soul from the ungodly, which is a sword of thine;

14 From the men of thy hand, O Lord, from the men, I say, and from the evil world: which have their portion in this life, whose bellies thou fillest with thy hid treasure.

15 They have children at their desire and leave the rest of their substance for their babes.

16 But as for me, I will behold thy presence in righteousness: and when I awake up after thy likeness, I shall be satisfied with it.


whom I will trust, my buckler, the horn also of my salvation, and my refuge.

2 I will call upon the Lord, which is worthy to be praised: so shall I be safe from mine enemies. 3 The sorrows of death com

passed me and the overflowings of ungodliness made me afraid.

4 The pains of hell came about me the snares of death overtook me.

5 In my trouble I will call upon the Lord and complain unto my God.

6 So shall he hear my voice out of his holy temple: and my complaint shall come before him, it shall enter even into his ears.

7 The earth trembled and quaked: the very foundations also of the hills shook, and were removed, because he was wroth.

8 There went a smoke out in his presence and a consuming fire out of his mouth, so that coals were kindled at it.

9 He bowed the heavens also, and came down and it was dark : under his feet.

10 He rode upon the cherubims, and did fly he came flying upon the wings of the wind.


11 He made darkness his secret place his pavilion round about him with dark water, and thick clouds to cover him.

12 At the brightness of his presence his clouds removed hailstones, and coals of fire.

13 The Lord also thundered out of heaven, and the Highest gave his thunder: hail-stones, and coals of fire.

14 He sent out his arrows, and scattered them he cast forth lightnings, and destroyed them.

15 The springs of waters were seen, and the foundations of the round world were discovered, at thy chiding, O Lord: at the blasting of the breath of thy displea


16 He shall send down from on high to fetch me : and shall take me out of many waters.

17 He shall deliver me from my strongest enemy, and from them which hate me for they

are too mighty for me. 18 They prevented me in the day of my trouble : but the Lord was my upholder.

19 He brought me forth also

into a place of liberty: he brought me forth, even because he had a favour unto me.

20 The Lord shall reward me after my righteous dealing according to the cleanness of my hands shall he recompense me.

21 Because I have kept the ways of the Lord: and have not forsaken my God, as the wicked doth.

22 For I have an eye unto all his laws and will not cast out his commandments from me.

23 I was also uncorrupt before him and eschewed mine own wickedness.

24 Therefore shall the Lord reward me after my righteous dealing and according unto the cleanness of my hands in his eyesight.

25 With the holy thou shalt be holy and with a perfect man thou shalt be perfect.

26 With the clean thou shalt be clean and with the froward thou shalt learn frowardness.

27 For thou shalt save the people that are in adversity and shalt bring down the high looks of the proud.

28 Thou also shalt light my candle the Lord my God shall make my darkness to be light.

29 For in thee I shall discomfit an host of men and with the help of my God I shall leap over the wall.

30 The way of God is an undefiled way the word of the Lord also is tried in the fire; he is the defender of all them that put their trust in him.

31 For who is God, but the Lord or who hath any strength, except our God?

32 It is God, that girdeth me with strength of war: and maketh my way perfect.

33 He maketh my feet like harts' feet and setteth me up on high.

34 He teacheth mine hands to fight and mine arms shall break even a bow of steel.

35 Thou hast given me the defence of thy salvation: thy right

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