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thou heardest me, enduedst my soul with much strength.

and, known me; thou knowest my downsitting, and mine uprising; thou understandest my thoughts afar off. Thou art about my path, and about my bed, and beholdest all my ways.

All the kings of the earth shall praise thee, O Lord, when they shall have heard the words of thy mouth.

Yea, they shall sing of thy ways, that great is the glory of the Lord.

For though the Lord be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly; as for the proud, he beholdeth them afar off.

Though I walk in the midst of trouble, yet shalt thou refresh me; thou shalt stretch forth thine hand upon the furiousness of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me.

The Lord shall make good his loving kindness toward me; yea, thy mercy, O Lord, endureth for ever; despise not then the works of thine own hands. Now unto the King eternal, &c.

Be honour and glory, &c.


PSALM 139. O LORD, thou hast searched me out, and

For lo, there is not a word in my tongue, but thou, O Lord, knowest it altogether.

Thou dost encompass me behind and before, and layest thine hand upon me.

Such knowledge is too wonderful and excellent for me; I cannot attain unto


Whither shall I go then from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?

If I climb up into heaven, thou art there; if I go down to the grave, thou art there also.

If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;

Even there also shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.

If I say, Peradventure the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.

Yea, the darkness is no darkness with thee; but

the night is as clear as the The Twentyninth Day. day; the darkness and light to thee are both alike.

I will give thanks unto thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvellous are thy works, and that my soul knoweth right


My bones were not hid from thee, when I was made secretly, and fashioned beneath in the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being imperfect; and in thy book were all my members writ


Which day by day were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. How dear are thy thoughts unto me, O God! O how great is the sum of them!

If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand; when I rise up, I am still meditating upon them.

Try me, O God, and seek the ground of my heart; prove me, and examine my thoughts.

Look well if there be any way of wickedness in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

Now unto the King eternal, &c.

Be honour and glory, &c.


PSALM 141.

LORD, I call upon thee; haste thee unto me, and consider my voice, when I cry unto thee.

Let my prayer be set forth in thy sight as the incense; and let the lifting up of my hands be an evening sacrifice.

Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth, and keep the door of my lips. O let not mine heart be inclined to any evil thing; let me not be occupied in ungodly works, with wicked men, nor eat of such things as please them.

Let the righteous smite me, it shall be a kindness; let him reprove me, it shall be an oil to my head which I will not refuse; for yet my prayer shall be for them in their calamities.

Our bones lie scattered at the grave's mouth, like as when one breaketh and heweth wood upon the earth.

But mine eyes look unto thee, O Lord God; in thee is my trust; O cast not out my soul.

PSALM 142.

I CRIED unto the Lord with my voice; yea, even unto the Lord did I make my supplication.

I poured out my complaints before him; and showed him of my trouble. When my spirit was in heaviness, thou knewest my path; in the way wherein I walked, have they privily laid a snare for me. I looked also upon my right hand, and saw there was no man who would know me.

I had no place to flee unto; and no man cared for my soul.

I cried unto thee, O Lord, and said, Thou art my hope, and my portion in the land of the living. Consider my complaint; for I am brought very low. O deliver me from my persecutors; for they are stronger than I.

Bring my soul out of prison, that I may give thanks unto thy name; the righteous shall compass me about, when thou hast dealt so bountifully with


PSALM 143.

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And enter not into judgment with thy servant; for in thy sight shall no man living be justified.

1 remember the days of old; I muse upon all thy works; yea, I meditate on the works of thy hands.

I stretch forth my hands unto thee; my soul gaspeth unto thee as a thirsty land.

Hear me, O Lord, and that soon, for my spirit waxeth faint; hide not thy face from me, lest I be like unto those who go down into the pit.

Olet me hear thy loving kindness betimes in the morning, for in thee is my trust; show thou me the way that I should walk in, for I lift up my soul unto


Deliver me, O Lord, from mine enemies; for I flee unto thee to hide me.

Teach me to do the thing that pleaseth thee; for thou art my God; let thy loving Spirit lead me forth into the land of right


Quicken me, O Lord, for thy name's sake; and for thy righteousness' sake bring my soul out of trouble.

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BLESSED be the Lord, my strength; my hope and my fortress; castle and my deliverer; my defender in whom I trust. Lord, what is man, that thou hast such respect unto him? or the son of man, that thou so regardest him? Man is like a thing of nought; his time passeth away like a shadow.

Bow thy heavens, Lord, and come down; touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.

Send down thine hand from above; deliver me, and take me out of the great waters, from the hand of strange nations;

Whose mouth talketh of vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of wicked


I will sing a new song unto thee, O God; and sing praises unto thee upon a ten stringed lute.

Save me, and deliver me from the hand of strange nations, whose mouth talk

eth of vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of iniquity;

That our sons may grow up as the young plants; and that our daughters may be as the polished columns of the temple;

be full and plenteous with That our garners may all manner of store; that our sheep may bring forth thousands, and ten thousands in our streets;

That our oxen may be strong to labour; that there be no decay, no leading into captivity, and no complaining in our streets.

Happy are the people that are in such a case; yea, blessed are the people whose God is the Lord.

PSALM 146.

PRAISE the Lord, O my soul; while I live will I praise the Lord; yea, as long as I have any being I will sing praises unto my God.

O put not your trust in princes, nor in any child of man; for there is no help in them.

For when the breath of man goeth forth, he shall turn again to his earth; and then all his thoughts perish.

Blessed is he who hath the God of Jacob for his help, and whose hope is in the Lord his God;

Who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that therein is; who keepeth his promise for ever;

Who helpeth those to right who suffer wrong; who feedeth the hungry.

The Lord looseth men out of prison; the Lord openeth the eyes of the blind.

The Lord helpeth those who are fallen; the Lord careth for the righteous.

The Lord careth for the strangers; he defendeth the fatherless and widow; but the way of the ungodly he doth utterly overturn. The Lord shall reign for ever; even thy God, O Sion, unto all generations. Praise ye the Lord.

Now unto the King eternal, &c.

Be honour and glory, &c.

The Thirtieth Day.


PSALM 147.

O PRAISE the Lord; for it is a good thing to

sing praises unto our God; yea, a joyful and pleasant thing it is to be thankful.

The Lord doth build up Jerusalem, and gather together the outcasts of Israel.

He healeth those who are broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.

He telleth the number of the stars; and calleth them all by their names.

Great is our Lord, and great is his power; yea, and his wisdom is infinite.

The Lord lifteth up the meek; and bringeth the ungodly down to the ground.

O sing unto the Lord with thanksgiving; sing praises upon the harp unto our God;

Who covereth the heaven with clouds, and prepareth rain for the earth, and maketh the grass to grow upon the mountains;

Who giveth fodder unto the cattle, and feedeth the young ravens who cry.

He hath no pleasure in the strength of the horse; neither delighteth he in the force of man.

But the Lord's delight is in those who fear him, and put their trust in his mercy.

Praise the Lord, O Je

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