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15 The days of man are but as voice of thy thunder they are afraid. grass; for he flourisheth as a flow 8 They go up as high as the hills, er of the field.

and down to the valleys beneath; 16 For as soon as the wind goeth even unto the place which thou over it, it is gone; and the place hast appointed for them. thereof shall know it no more. 9 Thou hast set them their

17 But the merciful goodness bounds, which they shall not pass, of the Lord endureth for ever and neither turn again to cover the ever upon

them that fear him; and earth. his righteousness upon children's 10 He sendeth the springs into children;

the rivers, which run among the 18 Even upon such as keep his bills. covenant, and think


11 All the beasts of the field mandments, to do them.

drink thereof, and the wild asses 19 The Lord hath prepared his quench their thirst. seat in heaven, and his kingdom 12 Beside them shall the fowls ruleth over all.

of the air have their habitation, 20 O praise the Lord, ye angels and sing among the branches. of his, ye that excel in strength; 13 He watereth the hills from yethat fulfil his commandment, and above; the earth is filled with the hearken unto the voice of his words. fruit of thy works.

21 O praise the Lord, all ye his 14 He bringeth forth grass for hosts; ye servants of his that do his the cattle, and green herb for the pleasure.

service of men. 22 O speak good of the Lord, 15 That he may bring food out all ye works of his, in all places of of the earth, and wine that maketh his dominion: Praise thou the glad the heart of man; and oil to Lord, O my soul.

make him a cheerful countenance, EVENING PRAYER. and bread to strengthen man's Psalm 104. Benedic, anima mea. heart. RAISE the Lord, O


soul: 16 The trees of the Lord also O Lord my God, thou art be- are full of sap; even the cedars of come exceeding glorious, thou art Libanus, which he hath planted; clothed with majesty and honour. 17 Wherein the birds make

? Thou deckest thyself with their nests; and the fir-trees are a light as it were with a garment, dwelling for the stork. and spreadest out the heavens like 18 The high hills are a refuge a curtain.

for the wild goats; and so are the 3 Who layeth the beams of his stony rocks for the conies. chambers in the waters, and 19 He appointed the moon for maketh the clouds his chariot, and certain seasons, and the sun knowwalketh upon the wings of the eth his going down. wind.

20 Thou makest darkness, that 4 He maketh his angels spirits, it may be night ; wherein all the and his ministers a flaming fire. beasts of the forests do move.

5 He laid the foundations of the 21 The lions, roaring after their earth, that it never should move at prey, do seek their meat from God.

22 The sun ariseth, and they ő Thou coveredst it with the get them away together, and lay deep like as with a garment; the them down in their dens. waters stand in the hills.

23 Man goeth forth to his work, 7 At thy rebuke they flee; at the land to his labour, until the evening.


any time.

24 O Lord, how manifold are 3 Rejoice in his holy name; let thy works; in wisdom hast thou the heart of them rejoice, that seek made them all; the earth is full of the Lord. thy riches.

4 Seek the Lord and his strength; 25 So is the great and wide sea seek his face evermore. also; wherein are things creeping

5 Remember the marvellous innumerable, both small and great works that he hath done; his wonbeasts.

ders, and the judgments of his 26 There go the ships, and there mouth; is that Leviathan, whom thou hast 6 O ye seed of Abraham, his made to take his pastime therein. servant; ye children of Jacob, his

27 These wait all upon thee, chosen. that thou mayest give them meat 7 He is the Lord our God; his in due season.

judgments are in all the world. 28 When thou givest it them, 8 He hath been alway mindful they gather it; and when thou of his covenant and promise, that openest thy hand, they are filled he made to a thousand generations. with good.

9 Even the covenant that he 29 When thou hidest thy face, made with Abraham; and the oath they are troubled: when thou that he sware unto Isaac; takest away their breath, they die 10 And appointed the same and are turned again to their dust. unto Jacob for a law, and to Israel

30 When thou lettest thy breath for an everlasting testament, go forth, they shall be made; and 11 Saying, Ünto thee will I thou shalt renew the face of the give the land of Canaan, the lot earth.

of your inheritance. 31 The glorious majesty of the 12 When there were yet but a Lord shall endure for ever; the few of them, and they strangers in Lord shall rejoice in his works. the land:

32 The earth shall tremble at 13 What time as they went from the look of him; if he do but touch one nation to another, from one the hills, they shall smoke. kingdom to another people;

33 I will sing unto the Lord as 14 He suffered no man to do long as I live; I will praise my them wrong, but reproved even God while I have my being; kings for their sakes:

34 And so shall my words please 15 Touch not mine Anointed, him:

: my joy shall be in the Lord. and do my prophets no harm. 35 As for sinners, they shall be 16 Moreover, he called for a consumed out of the earth, and the dearth upon the land, and destroyungodly shall come to an end : ed all the provision of bread. Praise thou the Lord, O my soul, 17 But he had sent a man bepraise the Lord.

fore them, even Joseph, who was

sold to be a bond-servant, The twenty-first Day. 18 Whose feet they hurt in the MORNING PRAYER. stocks; the iron entered into his Psalm 105. Confitemini Domino. soul ;

GIVE thanks unto the Lord, 19 Until the time came that his

and call upon his name; tell the cause was known: the word of the people what things he hath done. Lord tried him.

2 0 let your songs be of him, 20 The king sent, and delivered and praise him; and let your talk- him; the prince of the people let ing be of all his wondrous works. Thim go free.

dalk; and they were not obedient O for he his gracious, and his

21. He made him lord also of his! 38 He spread out a cloud to be house, and ruler of all his sub- a covering; and fire to give light stance ;

in the night-season. 22 That he might inform his 39 At their desire he brought princes after his will, and teach his quails; and he filled them with the senators wisdom.

bread of heaven. 23 Israel also came into Egypt, 40 He opened the rock of stone, and Jacob was a stranger in the and the waters flowed out, so that land of Ham.

the rivers ran in the dry places. 24 And he increased his peo 41 For why? he remembered ple exceedingly, and make them his holy promise ; and Abrahain stronger than their enemies; his servant.

25 Whose heart turned so, that 42 And he brought forth his they hated his people, and dealt people with joy, and his chosen untruly with his servants. with gladness;

26 Then sent he Moses his ser 43 And gave them the lands of vant, and Aaron whom he had the heathen: and they took the lachosen ;

bours of the people in possession; 27 And these showed his tokens 44 That they might keep his among them, and wonders in the statutes, and observe his laws. land of Ham.

EVENING PRAYER. 28 He sent darkness, and it was Psalm 106. Confitemini Domino. dark;

GIVE thanks unto the Lord; unto his word.

is 29 He turned their waters into mercy endureth for ever. blood, and slew their fish.

2 Who can express the noble acts 30 Their land brought forth of the Lord, or show forth all his frogs; yea, even in their king's praise ? chambers.

3 Blessed are they that alway 31 He spake the word, and there keep judgment, and do righteouscame all manner of flies, and lice ness. in all their quarters.

4 Remember me, O Lord, ac32 He gave them hail-stones for cording to the favour that thou rain; and flames of fire in their land. bearest unto thy people;. O visit

33 He smote their vines also and me with thy salvation, fig-trees; and destroyed the trees 5 That I may see the felicity of that were in their coasts.

thy chosen, and rejoice in the glad. 34 He spake the word, and the ness of thy people, and give thanks grasshoppers came, and caterpil- with thine inheritance. lars innumerable, and did eat up 6 We have sinned with our faall the grass in their land, and de-thers; we have done amiss, and voured the fruit of their ground. dealt wickedly.

35 He smote all the first-born in 7 Our fathers regarded not thy their land; even the chief of all wonders in Egypt, neither kept their strength.

they thy great goodness in remem. 36 He brought them forth also brance; but were disobedient at with silver and gold; there was the sea, even at the Red Sea. not one feeble person among their 8 Nevertheless, he helped them tribes.

for his name's sake, that he might. 37 Egypt was glad at their de- make his power to be known. parting; for they were afraid of 9 He rebuked the Red Sea also, them.

and it was dried up; so he led them

them ;


through the deep, as through a against them, to overthrow them in wilderness.

the wilderness; 10 And he saved them from the 27 To cast out their seed among adversaries' hand, and delivered the nations, and to scatter them in them from the hand of the enemy. the lands.

11 As for those that troubled 28 They joined themselves unto them, the waters overwhelmed Baal-peor, and ate the offerings of

there was not one of them the dead. left.

29 Thus they provoked him to 12 Then believed they his words, anger with their own inventions ; and sang praise unto him.

and the plague was great among 13 But within a while they them. forgat his works, and would not 30 Then stood up Phinees, and abide his counsel.

prayed; and so the plague ceased. 14 But lust came upon them 31 And that was counted unto in the wilderness, and they tempt- him for righteousness, among all ed God in the desert.

posterities for evermore. 15 And he gave them their de 32 They angered him also at the sire, and sent leanness withal into waters of strife, so that he punished their soul.

Moses for their sakes; 16 They angered Moses also 33 Because they provoked his in their tents, and Aaron the saint spirit, so that he spake unadvisedly of the Lord.

with his lips. 17 So the earth opened, and 34 Neither destroyed they the swallowed up Dathan, and cover- heathen, as the Lord commanded ed the congregation of Abiram.

them : 18 And the fire was kindled in 35 But were mingled among the their company; the flame burnt up heathen, and learned their works. the ungodly.

36 Insomuch that they wor19 They made a calf in Horeb, shipped their idols, which turned and worshipped the molten image to their own decay; yea, they of

20 Thus they turned their gloryfered their sons and their daughters into the similitude of a calf that eat-unto devils ; eth hay.

37 And shed innocent blood, 21 And they forgat God their even the blood of their sons and of Saviour, who had done so great their daughters, whom they offered things in Egypt;

unto the idols of Canaan; and the 22 Wondrous works in the land land was defiled with blood. of Ham; and fearful things by the 38 Thus were they stained Red Sea.

with their own works, and went 23 So he said he would have a whoring with their own invendestroyed them, had not Moses his tions. chosen stood before him in the gap, 39 Therefore was the wrath of to turn away his wrathful indigna- the Lord kindled against his peotion, lest he should destroy them. ple, insomuch that he abhorred his

24 Yea, they thought scorn of own inheritance. that pleasant land, and gave no 40 And he gave them over into credence unto his word;

the hand of the heathen; and they 25 But murmured in their tents, that hated them were lords over and hearkened not unto the voice them. of the Lord.

41 Their enemies oppressed 26 Then lift he up his hand them and had them in subjection.

say, Amen.

42 Many a time did he deliver soul, and filleth the hungry soul them; but they rebelled against with goodness; him with their own inventions, and 10 Such as sit in darkness, and were brought down in their wick- in the shadow of death, being fast edness.

bound in misery and iron; 43 Nevertheless, when he saw 11 Because they rebelled against their adversity, he heard their com- the words of the Lord, and lightly plaint.

regarded the counsel of the Most 44 He thought upon his cove- Highest. nant, and pitied them, according 12 He also brought down their unto the multitude of his mercies; heart through heaviness; they fell yea, he made all those that led down, and there was none to help them away captive to pity them. them.

45 Deliver us, O Lord our God, 13 So when they cried unto the and gather us from among the hea- Lord in their trouble, he delivered then; that we may give thanks unto them out of their distress. thy holy name, and make our boast 14 For he brought them out of of thy praise.

darkness, and out of the shadow of 46 Blessed be the Lord God of death, and brake their bonds in Israel, from everlasting, and world sunder. without end; and let all the people 15 O that men would therefore

praise the Lord for his goodness;

and declare the wonders that he The twenty-second Day. doeth for the children of men !

MORNING PRAYER. 16 For he hath broken the gates Psalm 107. Confitemini Domino. of brass, and smitten the bars of

GIVE thanks unto the Lord; iron in sunder.

for he is gracious, and his 17 Foolish men are plagued for mercy endureth for ever. their offence, and because of their

2 Let them give thanks, whom wickedness. the Lord hath redeemed, and de 18 Their soul abhorred all manlivered from the hand of the enemy; ner of meat, and they were even

3 And gathered them out of the hard at death's door. lands, from the east, and from the 19 So when they cried unto the west; from the north, and from Lord in their trouble, he delivered the south.

them out of their distress. 4 They went astray in the wil) 20 He sent his word, and healed derness out of the way, and found them; and they were saved from no city to dwell in.

their destruction. 5 Hungry and thirsty, their soul 21 O that men would therefore fainted in them.

praise the Lord for his goodness; 6 So they cried unto the Lord and declare the wonders that he in their trouble, and he delivered doeth for the children of men ! them from their distress.

22 That they would offer unto 7 He led them forth by the right him the sacrifice of thanksgiving, way, that they might go to the city and tell out his works with gladness! where they dwelt.

23 They that go down to the sea 8 O that men would therefore in ships, and occupy their business praise the Lord for his goodness ; in great waters; and declare the wonders that he 24 These men see the works of doeth for the children of men! the Lord, and his wonders in the

9 For he satisfieth the empty deep.

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