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sake, turn not away the face of thine anointed.
The Lord hath made a faithful oath unto David, and he shall not shrink from it;
Of the fruit of thy body shall I set upon thy throne. If thy children will keep my covenant, and my testimonies that I shall teach them, their children also shall sit upon thy throne for evermore.
For the Lord hath chos
en Sion; he hath desired it for his habitation.
This shall be my rest for ever; here will I dwell, for I have a delight therein.
I will bless her provision with increase; and will satisfy her poor with bread.
I will clothe her priests with salvation; and her saints shall rejoice and sing.
Now unto the king eternal, &c.
Be honour and glory, &c.
FOR GOOD FRIDAY.
THE people stood up, and the rulers took counsel together against the Lord, and against his anointed.
They cast their heads together with one consent, and were confederate against him.
They spake against him with false tongues, and encompassed him about with words of hatred, and fought against him without a
False witnesses also did rise up against him; they laid to his charge things that he knew not.
For the sins of the people, and the iniquity of the priests, they shed the blood of the just, in the midst of Jerusalem.
He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth; he was led as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he opened not his mouth.
But thou, Lord, hast highly exalted him, and given him a name that is above every name.
That in the name of Jesus every knee should bow, and every tongue confess that Christ Jesus
is Lord, to the glory of he would deliver him; let God the Father.
MY God, my God, look upon me; why hast thou forsaken me, and art so far from my health, and from the words of my complaint?
O my God, I cry in the day time, but thou hearest not; and in the night season also I
take no rest.
But thou continuest holy, O thou worship of Israel.
Our fathers trusted in thee; they trusted in thee, and thou didst deliver
They called upon thee, and were delivered; they put their trust in thee, and were not confounded.
But as for me, I am a worm and no man; a very scorn of men, and the outcast of the people.
All they who see me, laugh me to scorn; they shoot out their lips, and shake their heads, saying,
He trusted in God, that
him deliver him, if he will have him.
But thou art he who
thou wast my hope when I hanged yet upon my mother's breasts.
I have been left unto thee ever since I was born; thou art my God even from my birth.
O go not from me, for trouble is hard at hand, and there is none to help
My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death.
For the hunters are come about me; and the counsel of the wicked layeth siege against me.
They pierced my hands and my feet; I may tell all my bones; they look and upon me.
They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.
But be not thou far from O Lord; thou art my succour; haste thee to help me.
Deliver my life from the sword; my soul from the power of the hunter.
I will declare thy name unto my brethren; in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.
O praise the Lord, ye who fear him; magnify him, all ye of the seed of Jacob, and fear him, all ye seed of Israel.
For he hath not despised nor abhorred the low estate of the poor; he hath not hid his face from him, but when he cried unto him, he heard him.
My praise shall be of thee in the great congregation; my vows will I perform in the sight of
those who fear him.
The poor shall eat, and be satisfied; they who seek after the Lord, shall praise him; your heart shall live for ever.
All the ends of the world shall remember themselves, and be turned unto the
Lord; and all the kindreds
of the nations shall worship before thee.
For the kingdom is the Lord's; and he is the governor among the people.
All the wealthy on earth, have eaten and worshipped.
All those who are miserable, shall kneel before
in my prayer; preserve my life from fear of the enemy. Hide me from the gathering together of the froward, and from the insurrection of wicked doers;
Who have whet their tongue like a sword, and have fitted their arrows, even bitter words;
That they may privily shoot at him who is perfect; suddenly do they hit him, and fear not.
They encourage themselves in mischief, and commune among themselves, how they may lay snares; and say, Who shall see them?
But God shall strike them with a swift arrow, and they shall be suddenly wounded.
Yea, their own tongues shall make them fall; and whoso seeth them shall fly from them.
And all men who see it, shall say, This hath God done; for they shall perceive that it is his word.
The righteous shall rejoice in the Lord, and put his trust in him; and all they who are true of heart shall be glad.
waters are come in, even unto my soul.
I sink in the deep mire, where no ground is; I am come into deep waters, where the floods rush over me.
I am weary of crying; my throat is dried; my sight faileth me, for waiting so long upon my God.
They who hate me without a cause, are more than the hairs of my head they who are mine enemies, and would destroy me guiltless, are mighty.
Let not those who trust in thee, O Lord God of hosts, be ashamed for my cause; let not those who seek thee be confounded through me, O God of Israel.
Because for thy sake have I suffered reproach; shame hath covered my face.
I am become a stranger unto my brethren, even an alien unto my mother's children.
For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up; and the rebukes of those who rebuked thee, are fall
en upon me.
I wept and chastened myself with fasting and that
SAVE me, O God, for the was turned to my reproof.
But, Lord, I make my prayer unto thee in an acceptable time.
Hear me, O God, in the multitude of thy mercy, even in the truth of thy salvation.
Take me out of the mire, that I sink not; O let me be delivered from those who hate me, and out of the deep waters.
Let not the water flood drown me, neither let the deep swallow me up, and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me.
Hear me, O Lord, for thy loving kindness is good; turn thee unto me, according to the multitude of thy mercies.
And hide not thy face from thy servant, for I am in trouble; O haste thee, and hear me.
Draw nigh unto my soul, and save it; O deliver me, because of mine enemies.
Thou hast known my reproach, my shame, and my dishonour; mine adversaries are all in thy sight.
Reproach hath broken my heart; I am full
heaviness; I looked for some to have pity on me, but there was no man, neither found I any to comfort me.
They gave me gall to eat; and when I was thirsty, they gave me vinegar to drink.
As for me, when I am poor and in heaviness, thy help, O God, shall lift me up.
I will praise the name of God with a song, and magnify it with thanksgiving.
The humble shall consider this, and be glad; seek ye after God, and your soul shall live.
For the Lord heareth the poor, and despiseth not his prisoners.
Let heaven and earth praise him, the sea and all that moveth therein.
For God will save Sion, and build the cities of Judah, that men may dwell there, and have it in possession.
The posterity also of his servants shall inherit it; and they who love hist name shall dwell therein.
Now unto the King eternal, &c.
Be honour and glory, &c.