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Let thine ears be *ive to the voice of my supplications. If thou, Ilord, shouldest be extreme to mark what is done amiss, O Lord, who shall stand 3 But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared. GOOD FRIDAY. From Psalms xxii. lxix. xl. Y God, my God, look upon me ; why hast thou forsaken me 2 and art so far from my health, and from the words of my complaint : But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel. I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people. All they that see me laugh me to scorn; they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying, He trusted in God, that he would deliver him ; let him deliver him, if he will have him. The counsel of the wicked layeth siege against me; they pierced my hands and my feet They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture. But be thou not far from me, O Lord : O my strength, haste thee to help me. Thy rebuke hath broken my heart; I am full of heaviness ; I looked for some to have pity on me, but there was no man, neither found I
They gave me gall to eat; and when I was thirsty, the gave me vinegar to drink.
Sacrifice and meat-offering thou wouldst not ; but mine ears hast thou opened.
Burnt-offerings and sacrifice for sin hast thou not required : Then said I, Lo, I come ;
In the volume of the book it is writtcn of me, that I should fulfil thy will, O my God: I am content to do it'; yea, thy law is within my: heart.
From Psalms xxiv. xlvii. L. T up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors, and the King of glory shall come in. Who is the King of glory? the Lord strong and mighty ; even the Lord mighty in battle Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors, and , the King of glory shall come in. Who is the King of glory? even the Lord of hosts, he is the King of Glory. O clap your hands together, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph. For the Lord most high is
over all the earth.
any to comfort me.
King, sing praises.
terrible; he is a great King
God reigneth over the hea- The Lord gave the word ; then: God sitteth upon the great wasthe company of those throne of his holiness. hat published it. The princes of the people. Though ye have lain among are gathered together, even the pots, yet shall ye be as the the people of the God of Abra-wings of a dove, covered with ham ; for the shields of the silver, and her feathers with earth belong unto God: He islyellow gold. greatly exalted. Thou hast ascended on high; ----- thou hastled captivity captive ; whirsu NDAY. thou hast received gifts for From Psalmsii. lxviii. men; yea, for the rebellious I WILL declare the decree; also, that the Lord God might the Lord hath said unto me, dwell among them. Thou art my son, this day Blessed be the Lord, who ; have I begotten thee. !aily loadeth us with benefits; Desire of me, and Ishall give even the God of our salvation. thee the heathen for thine in-| Sing unto God ye kingdoms heritance, and the utmost parts of the earth: O sing praises of the earth for thy possession."unto the Lord ; Be wise now, therefore, O To him that rideth upon the ye kings; be instructed, yesheaven of heavens, which were judges of the earth. fold : Lo, he doth send out Serve the Lord with fear, his voice, and that a mighty and rejoice with trembling. voice. Sing unto God, sing praises Ascribe ye strength unto to his name : extol him that God ; his excellency is over rideth upon the heavens by his Israel, and his strength is in name Jah, and rejoice before the clouds. him. O God, thou art terrible out Thou, O God, sentest a gra-of thy holy places; the God cious rain upon thine inher-of Israel is he that giveth itance, and refreshedst it when strength and power unto his it was weary. people : Blessed be God.
PSALMS OF DAVID.
Psalm i. Beatus vir, qui mon
Psalm ii. Quare fremuerunt gentes 2 W HY do the heathen so furiously rage together ? and why do the people imagine a vain thing 2 2 The kings of the earth stand up, and the rulers take counsel together against the Lord, and against his Anointed: 3 Let us break their bonds asunder, and cast away their cords from us. 4 He that dwelleth in heaven shall laugh them to sco-n; the Lord shall have them in dclision. - 5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. 6 Yet have I set my King upon my holy hill of Sion. 7 I will preach the law, whereof the Lord hath said unto me. Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee. 8 Desire of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the utmost parts of the earth for thy possession. 9 Thou shalt bruise them with a rod of iron, and break them in pieces like a potter's vessel.
10 Be wise now therefore,
O ye kings; be learned, ye
Psalm iii. Domine, quid multiflicati 2
Loo. how are they in-
Psalm iv. Cum invocarem.
EAR me, when I call, O
thou hast set me at liberty,
4 For thou art the God that hast no pleasure in wickedness; neither shall any evil dwell with thee. 5 Such as be foolish, shall not stand in thy sight; for thou hatest all them that work vanity. 6 Thou shalt destroy them that speak lies: The Lord will abhor both the blood-thirsty and deceitful man. 7 But as for me, I will come into thine house, even upon the multitude of thy mercy, and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple. 8 Lead me, O Lord, in thy righteousness, because of mine cnemies; make thy way plain before my face. 9 For there is no saithfulness in his mouth; their inward parts are very wickedIless. 10 Their throat is an open sepulchre ; they flatter with their tongue. 11 Destroy thou them, O God; let them perish through their own imaginations; cast them out in the multitude of their ungodliness; for they have rebelled against thee. 12 And let all them that put their trust in thee rejoice: they shall ever be giving of thanks, because thou defendest them; they that love thy Name shall be joysul in thee: 13 For thou, Lord, wilt give thy blessing unto the righteous, and with thy favourable kindness wilt thou defend him, as with a shield.
Psalm vi. Domine, ne in fu. rore. LORD, rebuke me not in thine indignation, neither chasten me in thy displeasure. 2 Have mercy upon me, O Lord, for I am weak: O Lord, heal me, for my bones are vexed. 3 My soul also is sore troubled : but, Lord, how long wilt thou punish me? 4 Turn thee, O Lord and deliver my soul; O save me, for thy mercies' sake : 5 For in death no man remembereth thee; and who will give thee thanks in the pit 6 I am weary of my groaning : every night wash I my bed, and water my couch with my tears. 7 My beauty is gone for very trouble, and worn away because of all mine enemies. 8 Away from mc, all ye that work vanity; for the Lord hath heard the voice of my weeping. 9 The Lord hath heard my petition; the Lord will receive my prayer. 10 All mine enemies shall be confounded, and sore vexed; they shall be turned back, and put to shame suddenly.
Psalm vii. JDomine, Deus - 77tetts. LORD, my God, in thee have I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me;