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darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.
6 I have said, Ye are gods, and ye are the children of the Most Highest;
7 But ve shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.
8 Arise, O God, and judge thou the earth; for thou shalt take all heathen to thine inheritance.
Psalm 83. Deus, quis similis?
HOLD not thy tongue, O God, keep not still silence: refrain not thyself, O God;
2 For lo, thine enemies make a murmuring; and they that hate thee have lift up their head.
3 They have imagined craftily against thy people, and taken counsel against thy secret ones.
4 They have said, Come, and let us root them out, that they be no more a people, and that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.
5 For they have cast theirheads together with one consent, and are confederate against thee;
6 Thetabernaclesof the Edomites, and the Ishmaelites; the Moabites, and Hagarcnes;
7 Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines, with them that dwell at Tyre.
8 Assur also is joined with them, and have holpen the children of Lot.
9 But do thou to them as unto the Midianites; unto Sisera, and unto Jabin at the brook of Kison;
10 Who perished at Endor, and became as the dung of the earth.
11 Make them and their princes like Oreb and Zeb; yea, make all their princes like as Zeba and Salmana;
12 Who say, Let us take to ourselves the houses of God in possession.
13 O my God, make them like unto a wheel, and as the stubble before the wind.
14 Like as the fire that burneth up the wood, and as the flame that consumeth the mountains.
15 Persecute them even so with thy tempest, and make them afraid with thy storm.
16 Make their faces ashamed, O Lord, that they may seek thy name.
17 Let them be confounded and vexed ever more and more; let them be put to shame, and perish.
18 And they shall know that thou, whose name is Jehovah, art only the Most Highest over all the earth.
Psalm 84. Quam dilecta!
O HOW amiable are thy dwellings, thou Lord of hosts!
2 My soul hath a desire and longing to enter into the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh rejoice in the living God.
3 Yea, the sparrow hath found her an house, and the swallow a nest, where she may lay her young; even thy altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God.
4 Blessed are they that dwell in thy house; they will be always praising thee.
5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are thy ways.
6 Who, going through the vale of misery, use it for a well; and the pools are filled with water.
7 They will go from strength to strength, and unto the Godof gods appeureth every one ot them in Sion.
8 O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer; hearken, O God of Jacob:
9 Behold, O God, our defender, and look upon the face of thine Anointed.
10 For one day in thy courts is better than a thousand.
11I had rather be a door-keeper in the house of my God, then to dwell in the tents of ungodly
12 For the Lord God is a light and defence; the Lord will give grace and worship; and no good thing shall he witnholdfrom them that live a godly life.
13 O Lord God of hosts, blessed is the man that putteth his trust in thee.
Psalm 85. Benedixisti, Domine.
LORD, thou art become gracious unto thy land; thou hast turned away the captivity of Jacob.
2 Thou hast forgiven the offence of thy people, and covered all their sins.
3 Thou hast taken away all thy displeasure, and turned thyself from thy wrathful indignation.
4 Turn us then, O God our Saviour, and let thine anger cease from us.
5 Wilt thou be displeased at us for ever? and wilt thou stretch out thy wrath from one generation to another?
6 Wilt thou not turn again, and quicken us, that thy people may rejoice in thee?
7 Show us thy mercy, O Lord, and grant us thy salvation.
8 I will hearken what the Lord God will say concerning me; for he shall speak peace unto his people, and to his saints, that they turn not again.
9 Forhis salvationis nigh them that fear him; that glory may dwell in our land.
10 Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
11 Truth shall flourish out of the earth, and righteousness hath looked down from heaven.
12 Yea, the Lord shall show loving-kindness, and our land shall give her increase.
13 Righteousness shall go before him, and he shall direct his going in the way.
The samttenth Day.
Psalm 86. Inclina, Domine.
BOW down thine ear, O Lord, and hear me; for I am poor, and in misery.
2 Preserve thou my soul; for I am holy: my God, save thy servant that putteth his trust in thee.
3 Be merciful unto me, O Lord; for I will call daily upon thee.
4 Comfort the soul of thy servant; for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
5 For thou, Lord, art good and gracious, and of great mercy unto all them that call upon thee.
6 Give ear, Lord, unto my prayer, and ponder the voice of my humble desires.
7 In the time of my trouble I will call upon thee; for thou hearest me.
8 Among the gods there is none like unto thee, O Lord; there is not one that can do as thou doest.
9 All nations whom thou hast made, shall come and worship thee, O Lord; and shall glorify thy name.
10 For thou art great, and doest wondrous things: thou art God alone.
11 Teach me thy way, O Lord, and I will walk in thy truth: O knit my heart unto thee, that I may fear thy name.
12I will thank thee,0 Lord my God, with all my heart; and will praise thy name for evermore.
13 For great is thy mercy toward me; and thou hast delivered my soul from the nethermost hell.
14 O God, the proud are risen against me; and the congregations of naughty men have sought after my soul, and have not set thee before their eyes.
15 But thou, O Lord God, art full of compassion and mercy. long-suffering,plenteous in goodness and truth.
16 O turn thee then unto me, and have mercy upon me; give thyatrength unto thyservant,and help the son of thine handmaid.
17 Show some token upon mc for good; that they who hate me may see it, and be ashamed, because thou, Lord, hast holpen me, and comforted me.
Psalm 87. Fundamenta ejus.
HER foundations are upon the holy hills: the Lord loveth the gates of Sion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.
2 Verv excellent things are spoken of thee, thou city of God.
3 I will think upon Rahab and Babylon,withthem that knowme.
4 Behold yethe Philistines also, and they of Tyre, with the Morians; lo there was he born.
5 And of Sion it shall be reported, that he was born in her; and the Most High shall stablish her.
fi The Lord shall rehearse it, ■when he writeth up the people, that he was born there.
7 The singers also and trum peters shall he rehearse: All my fresh springs shall be in thee. Psalm 88. Dtmine, Deus.
OLORD, Sod of my salvation; I have cried day and night hefore thee: O let my prayer enter into thy presence; Incline thine ear unto my calling;
i For my soul is full oftrouble, and my life draweth nich unto hell.
3 I am counted as one of them that go down into the pit, and I have Been even as a man that hath no strength.
4 Free among the dead, like unto them that are wounded, and lie in the grave, who are out of remembrance, and are cut away from thy hand.
5 Thou hast laid me in the lowest nit, in a place of darkness, and in the deep.
6 Thine indignation lietii hard
upon me, and thou hast vexed me with all thy storms.
7 Thou bast put away mine acquaintance far from me, and made me to be abhorred of them.
8 I am so fast in prison,that 1 cannot get forth.
9 My sight faileth for very trouble; Lord, I have called daily upon thee, I have stretched forth my hands unto thee.
10 Dost thou show wonders amongthedeadPorshallthe dead rise up again and praise thee?
11 shall thy loving-kindness be showed in the grave? or thy faithfulness in destruction?
12 Shall thy wondrous works be known in the dark? and thy righteousness in the land where all things are forgotten?
13 Unto thee nave I cried, O Lord; and early shall my prayer come before thee.
14 Lord, why abhorrest thou my soul, and hidest thou thy face from me?
15 I am in misery, and like unto him that is at the point to die; even from my youth up, thy terrors have I suffered with a troubled mind.
16 Thy wrathful displeasure geeth over me, and the fear of thee hath undone me.
17 They came round about me daily like water, and compassed me together on every side.
18 My lovers and friends hast thou put away from me, and hid mine acquaintance out of my sight.
EVENING PRAYER. Psalm 89. Misericordias Domini.
MY song shall be alway of the loving-kindness of the Lord; with my mouth will I ever be showing thy truth,from one generation to another.
2 For 1 have said, Mercy shall be set up for ever, thy truth shalt thou stablish In the heavens.
3 I have made a covenant with
my chosen; I have sworn unto David my servant.
4 Thy seed will I establish for ever, and set up thy throne from one generation to another.
5 O Lord,the very heavensshall praise thy wondrous works; and thy truth in the congregation of She saints.
6 For who is he among the clouds, that shall be compared unto the Lord?
7 And what is he among the gods, that shall be like unto the Lord?
8 God is very greatly tobe feared in the counsel of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are round about him.
9 O Lord God of hosts, who is like unto thee? thy truth, most mighty Lord, is on every side.
10 Thou rulest the raging of the sea; thou stillest the waves thereof when they arise.
11 Thou hast subdued Egypt and destroyed it; thou hast scattered thine enemies abroad with thy mighty arm.
12 The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine; thou hast laid the foundation of the round world, and all that therein is.
13 Thou hast made the north and the south; Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in thy name.
14 Thou hast a mighty arm; strong is thy hand,andhigh is thy right hand.
15 Righteousness and equity are the habitation of thy seat; mercy and truth shall go before thy face.
16 Blessed is the people, O Lord, that can rejoice in thee; they shall walk in the light of thy countenance.
17 Their delight shall be daily in thy name; and in thy righteousness shall they make their boast.
18 For thou art the glory of .......
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kindness thou shalt lift up our horns:
19 For the Lord is our defence, the Holy One of Israel is our King.
20 Thou spakest sometime in visions unto thy saints, and studst, I have laid help upon one that is mighty, I have exalted one chosen out of the people.
21 I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him.
22 My hand shall hold him fast, and my arm shall strengthen him.
23 The enemy shall not be able to do him violence; the son of wickedness shall not hurt him.
24 I will smite down his foes before his face, and plague them that hate him.
25 My truth also and my mercy shall be with him; and in my name shall his horn be exalted.
26 I will set his dominion also in the sea, and his right hand in the floods.
27 He shall call me, Thou art my Father, my God, and my strong salvation.
28 And I will make him my first-born, higher than the kings of the earth.
29 My mercy will I keep for him for evermore, and my covenant shall stand fast with him.
30 His seed also will I make to endure for ever, and his throne as the days of heaven.
31 Bat if his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments;
32 If they break my statutes, and keep not my commandments. I will visit their offenceswiththe rod, and their sin with scourges.
33 Nevertheless, my lovingkindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer my truth to fail.
34 My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that U
once by my holiness, that I will not fail David.
35 His seed shall endure for ever, and his seat is like as the sun before me.
36 He shall stand fast for evermore as the moon, and as the faithful witness in heaven.
37 But thou hast abhorred and forsaken thine Anointed, and art displeased at him.
38 Thou hast broken the covenant of thy servant, and cast his crown to the ground.
39 Thou hast overthrown.all bis hedges, and broken down his strong holds.
40 All they that go by spoil him, and he is become a reproach to his neighbours.
41 Thou hast set up the right hand of his enemies, and made all his adversaries to rejoice.
42 Thou hast taken away the edge of his sword, and givesthim not victory in the battle.
43 Thou hast put out his glory, and cast his throne down to the ground.
44 The days of his youth hast thou shortened, and covered him with dishonour.
45 Lord, how long wilt thou hide thyself ? for ever? and shall thy wrath burn like fire?
4fi O remember how short my time is; wherefore hast thou made all men for nought?
47 What man is he that liveth, and shall not see death? and shall he deliver his soul from the hand of hell?
48 Lord, where are thy old loving-kindnesses, which thou -warest unto David in thy truth?
40 Remember, Lord, the reMike that thy servants have, and how I do bear in my bosom the rebukes of many people;
50 Wherewith thine enemies have blasphemed thee, and slandered the footsteps of thine Anointed: Praised be the Lord for evermore. Amen,and Amen.
The eighteenth Day.
Psalm 90. Domiite, refugiiun.
LORD, thou hast been our refuge, from one generation to another.
2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever the earth and the world were made, thou art God from everlasting, and world without end.
3 Thou turnest man to destruction; again thou sayert, Come again, ye children of men.
4 For a thousand years in thr sight are but as yesterday, seeing, that is past as a watch in the night.
5 As soon as thou scatterest them, they are even as asleep, and fade away suddenly like the grass.
6 In the morning it is green, andgroweth up; but in the evening it is cut down, dried up, and withered.
7 For we consume away in thy displeasure, and are afraid at thy wrathful indignation.
8 Thou hast set our misdeeds before thee, and our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.
9 For when thou art angry, all our days are gone; we bring our years to an end, as it were a tale that is told.
10 The days of our age are threescore years and ten; and though men be so strong that they come to fourscore years, yet is their strength then but labour and sorrow; so soon passeth it away, and we are gone.
11 But who regardeth the power of thy wrath? for even thereafter as a man feareth, so is thy displeasure.
12 So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
13 Turn thee again, O Lord, at the last, and be gracious unto thy servants.
14 O satisfy us with thy mercy, and that soon: so shall we rejoice