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cease, so that the waves thereof O Lieart is ready; I will sing,

are still.

25 For at his word the stormy and let them wander out of the wind ariseth, which lifteth up the way in the wilderness; waves thereof.

41 Yet helpeth be the poor out 26 They are carried up to the of misery, and maketh him househeaven, and down again to the holds like a flock of sheep. deep; their soul melteth away be 42 The righteous will consider cause of the trouble.

this, and rejoice; and the mouth 27 They reel to and fro, and of all wickedness shall be stopped. stagger like a drunken man, and 43 Whoso is wise, will ponder are at their wit's end.

these things; and they shall un28 So when they cry unto the derstand the loving kindness of Lord in their trouble, he delivereth the Lord. them out of their distress.

EVENING PRAYER. 29 For .he maketh the storm to Psalm 108. Paratum cor meum.

heart is ready, my

I 30 Then are they glad, because and give praise with the best memthey are at rest; and so he bring- ber that I have. eth them unto the haven where 2 Awake, thou lute and harp; they would be.

I myself will awake right early. 31 O that men would therefore 3 I will give thanks unto thee, O praise the Lord for his goodness; Lord, among the people; I will and declare the wonders that he sing praises unto thee among the doeth for the children of men! nations.

32 That they would exalt bim 4 For thy mercy is greater than also in the congregation of the peo- the heavens, and thy truth reachple, and praise him in the seat of eth unto the clouds. the elders!

5 Set up thyself, O God, above 33 Who turneth the floods into the heavens, and thy glory above a wilderness, and drieth up the all the earth, water-springs.

6 That thy beloved may be de34 A fruitful land maketh he livered: let thy right hand save barren, for the wickedness of them them, and hear thou me. that dwell therein.

7 God hath spoken in his holi35 Again he maketh the wilder- ness; I will rejoice therefore, and ness a standing water, and water- divide Sichem, and mete out the springs of a dry ground.

valley of Succoth. 36 And there he setteth the 8 Gilead is mine, and Manasses hungry, that they may build them is mine; Ephraim also is the a city to dwell in ;

strength of my head; 37 That they may sow their 9 Juda is my law-giver; Moab land, and plant vineyards, to yield is my wash-pot; over Edom will them fruits of increase.

I cast out my shoe; upon Philistia 38 He blesseth them, so that they will I triumph. multiply exceedingly; and suffer 10 Who will lead me into the eth not their cattle to decrease. strong city ? and who will bring

39 And again, when they are me into Edom? minished and brought low through 11 Hast not thou forsaken us, O oppression, through any plague or God? and wilt not thou, O God, trouble;

go forth with our hosts? 40 Though he suffer them to 12 O help us against the enemy; be evil-entreated through tyrants, for vain is the help of man.

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good will.

13 Through God we shall do might slay him that was vexed at great acts; and it is he that shall the heart. tread down our enemies.

16 His delight was in cursing, Psalm 109. Deus laudum. and it shall happen unto him; he TOLD not thy tongue, O God loved not blessing, therefore shall

of my praise; for the mouth it be far from him. of the ungodly, yea, the mouth of 17 He clothed himself with cursthe deceitful is opened upon me. ing like as with a raiment, and it

2 And they have spoken against shall come into his bowels like wame with false tongues; they com- ter, and like oil in his bones. passed me about also with words 18 Let it be unto him as the of hatred, and fought against me cloak that he hath upon him, and without a cause.

as the girdle that he is always gird3 For the love that I had unto ed withal. them, lo, they take now my con 19 Let it thus happen from the trary part; but I give myself unto Lord unto mine enemies, and to prayer.

those that speak evil against my 4 Thus have they rewarded me soul. evil for good, and hatred for my 20 But deal thou with me, o

Lord God, according unto thy 5 Set thou an ungodly man to be name; for sweet is thy mercy. ruler over him, and let Satan stand 21 O deliver me, for I am helpat his right hand.

less and poor, and my heart is 6 When sentence is given upon wounded within me. him, let him be condemned; and 22 I go hence like the shadow let bis prayer be turned into sin. that departeth, and am driven

7 Let his days be few, and let away as the grasshopper, another take his office.

23 My knees are weak through 8 Let his children be fatherless, fasting; my flesh is dried up for and his wife a widow.

want of fatness. 9 Let his children be vagabonds, 24 I became also a reproach umand beg their bread; let them seek to them: they that looked upon me it also out of desolate places. shaked their heads.

10 Let the extortioner consume 25 Help me, O Lord my God; all that he hath; and let the stran- O save me, according to thy ger spoil his labour.

mercy. 11 Let there be no man to pity 26 And they shall know how him, nor to have compassion upon that this is thy hand, and that thou, his fatherless children.

Lord, hast done it. 12 Let his posterity be destroy 27 Though they curse, yet bless ed; and in the next generation let thou; and let them be confounded his name be clean put out. that rise up against me; but let thy

13 Let the wickedness of his fa- servant rejoice. thers be had in remembrance in the 28 Let mine adversaries be sight of the Lord, and let not the clothed with shame; and let them sin of his mother be done

away cover themselves with their own 14 Let them alway be before the confusion, as with a cloak. Lord, that he may root out the me 29 As for me, I will give great morial of them from off the earth; thanks unto the Lord with my

15 And that, because his mind mouth, and praise him among the was not to do good; but persecuted multitude : the poor helpless man, that he 30 For he shall stand at the right

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hand of the poor, to save his soul may give them the heritage of the from unrighteous judges.


7 The works of his hands are The twenty-third Day. verity and judgment; all his comMORNING PRAYER. mandments are true. Psalm 110. Dixit Dominus. 8 They stand fast for ever and THE Lord said unto my Lord, ever, and are done in truth and

Sit thou on my right hand, equity. until I make thine enemies thy 9 He sent redemption unto his footstool.

people; he hath commanded his 2 The Lord shall send the rod covenant for ever; holy and revof thy power out of Sion; be thou erend is his name. ruler even in the midst among 10 The fear of the Lord is the thine enemies.

beginning of wisdom; a good un3 In the day of thy power shall derstanding have all they that do the people offer thee free-will of- thereafter; the praise of it enferings with an holy worship : the dureth for ever. dew of thy birth is of the womb of Psalm 112. Beatus vir. the morning.

the man 4 The Lord sware, and will not feareth the Lord; he hath repent, Thou art a Priest for ever great delight in his commandafter the order of Melchisedech.

ments. 5 The Lord upon thy right hand 2 His seed shall be mighty upon shall wound even kings, in the day earth; the generation of the faithof his wrath.

ful shall be blessed. 6 He shall judge among the hea. 3 Riches and plenteousness shall

he shall fill the places with be in his house, and his righteousthe dead bodies, and smite in sunder ness endureth for ever. the heads over divers countries. 4 Unto the godly there ariseth

7 He shall drink of the brook up light in the darkness; he is in the way, therefore shall he lift merciful, loving, and righteous. up his head.

5 A good man is merciful, and Psalm 111. Confitebor tibi. lendeth, and will guide his words WILL give thanks unto the with discretion ;

Lord with my whole heart, 6 For he shall never be moved: secretly among the faithful, and in and the righteous shall be had in the congregation.

everlasting remembrance. 2 The works of the Lord are 7 He will not be afraid of any great, sought out of all thein that evil tidings; for his heart standeth have pleasure therein.

fast, and believeth in the Lord. 3 His work is worthy to be 8 His heart is stablished, and praised and had in honour, and his will not shrink, until he see his righteousness endureth for ever. desire upon his enemies.

4 The merciful and gracious 9 He hath dispersed abroad, and Lord hath so done his marvellous given to the poor, and his righteousworks, that they ought to be had ness remaineth for ever; his horn in remembrance.

shall be exalted with honour. 5 He hath given meat unto 10 The ungodly shall see it, them that fear him; he shall ever and it shall grieve him; he shall be mindful of his covenant. gnash with his teeth, and con

6 He hath showed his people sume away; the desire of the unthe power of his works, that he godly shall perish.





the Lord, ye servants: Nu, "but unto thy name give


Psalm 113. Laudate, pueri. Psalm 115. Non nobis, Domine.

TOT unto us, O Lord, not unto O praise the name of the

us, Lord.

the praise ; for thy loving mercy, 2 Blessed be the name of the and for thy truth's sake. Lord, from this time forth for ever 2 Wherefore shall the heathen

say, Where is now their God? 3 The Lord's name is praised, 3 As for our God, he is in heafrom the rising up of the sun, unto ven : he hath done whatsoever the going down of the same. pleased him.

4 The Lord is high above all 4 Their idols are silver and gold, heathen, and his glory above the even the work of men's hands. heavens.

5 They have mouths, and speak 5 Who is like unto the Lord not; eyes have they, and see not. our God, that hath his dwelling so 6 They have ears, and hear not; high, and yet humbleth himself to noses have they, and smell not. behold the things that are in hea 7 They have hands, and handle ven and earth?

not; feet have they, and walk not; 6 He taketh up the simple out neither speak they through their of the dust, and lifteth the poor out throat. of the mire ;

8 They that make them are like 7 That he may set him with the unto them; and so are all such as princes, even with the princes of put their trust in them. his people.

9 But thou, house of Israel, 8 He maketh the barren woman trust thou in the Lord; he is their to keep house, and to be a joyful succour and defence. mother of children.

10 Ye house of Aaron, put your EVENING PRAYER. trust in the Lord; he is their helper Psalm 114. In exitu Israel. and defender. THEN Israel came out of

fear the Lord, put Egypt, and the house of Ja- your trust in the Lord; he is their cob from among the strange people, helper and defender.

2 Juda was his sanctuary, and 12 The Lord hath been mindful Israel his dominion.


and he shall bless us; even 3 The sea saw that, and fled, he shall bless the house of Israel, Jordan was driven back.

he shall bless the house of Aaron. 4 The mountains skipped like 13 He shall bless them that fear rams, and the little hills like young the Lord, both small and great. sheep.

14 The Lord shall increase you 5 'What aileth thee, O thou more and more, you and your chilsea, that thou fleddest ? and thou dren. Jordan, that thou wast driven 15 Yeare the blessed of the Lord, back ?

who made heaven and earth. 6 Ye mountains, that ye skipped 16 All the whole heavens are like rams? and ye little hills, like the Lord's; the earth hath he young sheep?

given to the children of men. 7 Tremble thou earth at the 17 The dead praise not thee, presence of the Lord; at the pre-O Lord, neither all they that go sence of the God of Jacob; down into silence;

8 Who turned the hard rock 18 But we will praise the Lord, into a standing water, and the flint from this time forth for evermore. stone into a springing well. Praise the Lord.

The twenty-fourth Day. in the courts of the Lord's house; MORNING PRAYER. even in the midst of thee, O JeruPsalm 116. Dilexi, quoniam. salem. Praise the Lord.

I Amt well pleased that the Lord PsalPRAISE caudate Dominum,

4 I shall find trouble and heavi: O for he is gracious;

because his


ye prayer;

heathen; praise 2 That he hath inclined his ear nations. unto me; therefore will I call upon 2 For his merciful kindness is him as long as I live.

ever more and more towards us; 3 The snares of death compassed and the truth of the Lord endureth me round about, and the pains of for ever. Praise the Lord. hell gat hold upon me.

Psalm 118. Confitemini Domino.

GIVE thanks unto the Lord, ness, and I will call


the name of the Lord; O Lord, I beseech mercy endureth for ever. thee, deliver my soul.

2 Let Israel now confess that 5 Gracious is the Lord, and right-he is gracious, and that his mercy eous; yea, our God is merciful.

endureth for ever. 6 The Lord preserveth the 3 Let the house of Aaron now simple: I was in misery, and he confess, that his mercy endureth helped me.

for ever. Ź Turn again then unto thy rest, 4 Yea, let them now that fear O my soul; for the Lord hath re- the Lord confess, that his mercy warded thee.

endureth for ever. 8 And why? thou hast delivered 5 I called upon the Lord in my soul from death, mine eyes from trouble; and the Lord heard me tears, and my feet from falling, at large.

9 I will walk before the Lord 6 The Lord is on my side, I in the land of the living.

will not fear what man doeth 10 I believed, and therefore will unto me. I speak; but I was sore troubled : 7 The Lord taketh my part I said in my haste, All men are with them that help me; thereliars.

fore shall I see my desire upon 11 What reward shall I give mine enemies. unto the Lord, for all the benefits 8 It is better to trust in the that he hath done unto me? Lord, than to put any confidence

12 I will receive the cup of sal- in man. vation, and call upon the name of 9 It is better to trust in the the Lord :

Lord, than to put any confidence 13 I will pay my vows now in in princes. the presence of all his people : io All nations compassed me right dear in the sight of the Lord round about; but in the name of is the death of his saints. the Lord will I destroy them.

14 Behold, O Lord, how that I 11 They kept me in on every am thy servant; I am thy servant, side, they kept me in, I say, on and the son of thy handmaid; thou every side; but in the name of the hast broken my bonds in sunder. Lord will I destroy them.

15 I will offer to thee the sacri 12 They came about me like fice of thanksgiving, and will call bees, and are extinct even as the upon the name of the Lord.

fire among the thorns; for in the 16 I will pay my vows unto the name of the Lord will I destroy Lord, in the sight of all his people, them.

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