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prayer unto thee in an acceptable time. 14 Hear me, O God, in the multitude of thy mercy, even in the truth of thy salvation. 15 Take me out of the mire, that I sink not ; O let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep watel's. 16 Let not the water-flood drown me, neither let the deep swallow me up ; and let not the pit shut her mouth upon winne. 17 Hear me, O Lord, for thy loving-kindness is comfortable ; turn thee unto me according to the multitude of thy mercies: 18 And hide not thy face from thy servant; for I am in trouble : O haste thee, and hear me. 19 Draw nigh unto my soul, and save it ; O deliver me, because of mine enemies. 20 Thou hast known my reproof, my shame, and my dishonour: mine adversaries are all in thy sight. 21 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 any to comfort me. 22 They gave me gall to eat; and when I was thirsty, they gave me vinegar to drink. 23 Let their table be made a snare to take themselves withal; and let the things that should have been for their wealth, be unto them an occa

24 Let their eyes be blinded, that they see not; and ever bow thou down their backs. 25 Pour out thine indignation upon them, and let th wrathful displeasure take hold of them. 26 Let their habitation be void, and no man to dwell in their tents. 27 For they persecute him whom thou hast smitten, and they talk how they may vex them whom thou hast wounded. 28 Let them fall from one wickedness to another, and not come into thy righteousiness. 29 Let them be wiped out of the book of the living, and not be written among the righteous. 30 As for me, when I am poor and in heaviness, thy help, O God, shall lift me up. 3 l I will praise the name of God with a sóng, and magnify it with thanksgiving. 32 This also shall please the Lord, better than a bullock that hath horns and hoofs. 33 The humble shall consi– der this, and be glad : seek ye after God, and your soul shall live. 34 For the Lord heareth the poor, and despiscth not his prisoners. 35 Let heaven and earth praise him : the sea, and all that moveth therein. 36 For God willosave Sion, and build the cities of Juda, that men may dwell there, and

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have it in possession.

37 The posterity also of his servants shall inherit it; and

they that love his Name shall dwell therein.

Deus, in adjutorium.

ASTE thee, O God, to deliver me ; make haste to help me, O Lord. 2 Let them be ashamed and confounded, that seek after my soul; let them be turned backward and put to confusion, that wish me evil. 3 Let them for their reward be soon brought to shame, that cry over me, There, there. 4 But let all those that seek thee be joysul and glad in thee: and let all such as delight in thy salvation say alway, The Lord be praised. 5. As for me, I am poor and in misery : haste thee unto me, O God. 6 Thou art my helper, and my Redeemer: O Lord, make no long tarrying.

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help me, sor thou art my house
of defence, and my castle.
3 Deliver me, O my God,
out of the hand of the ungodly,
out of the hand of the unrigh-
teous and cruel man :
4 For thou, O Lord God,
art the thing that I long for :
thou art my hope, even from
my youth.
5 Through thee have I been
holden up ever since I was
born ; thou art he that took
me out of my mother’s womb :
my praise shall be always of
6 I am become as it were a
monster unto many, but my
sure trust is in thee.
7 O let my mouth be filled
with thy praise, that I may
sing of thy glory and honour
all the day long.
8 Cast me not away in the
time of age ; forsake me not
when my strength faileth me:
9 For mine enemies speak
against me ; and they that lay
wait for my soul take their
counsel together, saying, God
hath forsaken him ; persecute
him, and take him; for there
is none to deliver him.
10 Go not far from me, O
God; my God, haste thee to
help me.
ll Let them be confounded
and perish, that are against
my soul; let them be covered
with shame and dishonour,
that seck to do me evil.
12 As for me, I will pa.
tiently abide alway, and will
praise thee more and more.
13 My mouth shall daily

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salvation ; for I know no end thereof. 14 I will go forth in the strength of the Lord God, and will make mention of thy righteousness only. 15 Thou, O God, hast teught me from my youth up until now ; therefore will I tell of thy wondrous works. i 6. Forsake me not, O God, in mine old age, when I am grey-headed, until I have showed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to all them that are yet for to come. 17 Thy righteousness, O God, is very high, and great things are they that thou hast done : O God, who is like unto thee I 18 O what great troubles and adversities hast thou showed me ! and yet didst thou turn and refresh me; yea, and broughtest me from the deep of the earth again. 19 Thou hast brought me to great honour, and comforted me on every side : 20 Therefore will I praise thee, and thy faithfulness, O God, playing upon an instrument of music : unto thee will I sing upon the harp, O thou Holy One of Israel. 21 My lips will be fain when I sing unto thee; and so will my soul, whom thou hast delivered. 22 My tongue shall also talk of thy righteousness all the day long ; for they are con

founded and brought unto

shame, that seek to do me evil.

Psalm likxii. Deus, judicium. ments, O God, and thy righteousness unto the king's SOil. 2 Then shall he judge thy people according unto right, and defend the poor. 3 The mountains also shall bring peace, and the little hills righteousness unto the people4 He shall keep the simple folk by their right, defend the children of the po ", and punish the wrong doer. 5 They shall fear thee as long as the sun and moon endureth, from one generation to another. 6 He shall come down like the rain into a fleece of wool, even as the drops that water the earth. 7 In his time shall the righteous flourish; yea, and abundance of peace, as long as the moon endureth. 8 His dominion shall be also srom the one sea to the other, and from the flood unto thc world’s end. 9 They that dwell in the wilderness shall kneel before him ; his enemies shall lick the dust. 10 The kings of Tharsis and of the isles shall give presents; the kings of Arabia and Saba shall bring gifts. 11 All kings shall fall down before him ; all nations shall do him service. 12 For he shall deliver the poor, when he crieth ; the needy also, and him that hath ho helper.

G'. the king thy judg13 He shall be favourable to the simple and needy, and shall preserve the souls of the

t". 14 He shall delivertheir souls from falsehood and wrong ; and dear shall their blood be in his sight. 15 He shall live, and unto him shall be given of the gold of Arabia; prayer shall be made ever unto him, and daily shall he be praised. 16 There shall be an heap of corn"; the earth, high upon the hills; his fruit shall shake like Libanus, and shall be green in the city like grass upon the earth. 17 His name shall endure for ever; his name shall remain under the sun amongst the posterities, which shall be blessed through him ; and all the heathen shall praise him. 18 Blessed be the Lord God, even the God of Israel, which only docth wondrous things; 19 And blessed be the Name of his Majesty for ever: and all the earth shall be filled with his Majesty. Amen, Amen.

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4 For they are in no peril of death; but are lusty and strong. 5 They come in no misfortune like other folk; neither are they plagued like other inti). 6 And this is the cause that they are so holden with pride, and overwhelmed with cruelty. 7 Their eyes swell with fatness, and they do even what they lust. 8 They corrupt other, and speak of wicked blasphemy ; their talking is against the Most High. 9 For they stretch forth their mouth unto the heaven, and their tongue goeth through the world. 10 Therefore fall the people unto them, and thereout suck they no small advantage. 11 Tush, say they, how should God perceive it? is there knowledge in the Most High 12 Lo, these are the ungodly : these prosper in the world; and these have riches in possession : and I said, Then have I cleansed my heart in vain, and washed mine hands in innocency. 13 All the day long have I been punished, and chastened every morning. o 14 Yea, and I had almost said even as they ; but lo, then I should have condemned the generation of thy children. 15 Then thought I to understand this ; but it was too hard for me, 16 Until I went into the sanctuary of God: then under

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17 Namely, how thou dost set them in slippery places, and castest them down and destroyest them. 18 O how suddenly do they consume, perish, and come to a fearful end 19 Yea, even like as a dream when one awaketh ; so shalt thou make their image to vanish out of the city. 20 Thus my heart was grieved, and it went even through my reins. 21 So foolish was I, and ignorant, even as it were a beast before thee. 22 Nevertheless, I am alway by thee; for thou hast holden me by my right hand. 23 Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and after that receive me with glory. 24 Whom have I in heaven but thee ? and there is none upon earth that I desire in comparison of thee. 25 My flesh and my heart faileth; but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever. 26 For lo, they that forsake thee shall perish; thou hast destroyed all them that commit fornication against thee. 27 But it is good for me to hold me fast by God, to put my trust in the Lord God, and to speak of all thy works in the gates of the daughter of Sion. Psalm lxxiv. Ut quid, Deus 2 GOD, wherefore art thou absent from us so long why is thy wrath so hot against

2 O think upon thy congregation, whom thou hast purchased, and redeemed of old. 3 Think upon the tribe of thine inheritance, and mount Sion, wherein thou hast dwelt. 4 Lift up thy feet, that thou mayest utterly destroy every enemy, which hath done evil in thy sanctuary. 5 Thine adversaries roar in the midst of thy congregations, and set up their banners for tokens. 6 He that hewed timber afore out of the thick trees, was known to bring it to an excellent work; 7 But now they break down all the carved work thereof with axes and hammers. 8 They have set fire upon thy holy places, and have defiled the dwelling place of thy Name, even unto the ground. 9 Yea, they said in their hearts, Let us make havock of them altogether : Thus have they burnt up all the houses of God in the land. 10 We see not our tokens; there is not one prophet more ; no, not one is there among us, that understandeth any more. ll O God, how long shall the adversary do his dishonour 2 how long shall the enemy blaspheme thy Name 2. for ever ? 12 Why withdrawest thou thy hand * why pluckest thou not thy right hand out of thy bosom, to consume the enemy? 13 For God is my King of

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old; the help that is done.

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