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guiltiness, O God, thou that art I will say unto the God of the God of my health ; and my my strength, Why hast thou tongue shall sing of thy right- forgotten me? why go I thus eousness.

| heavily, while the enemy Thou shalt open my lips, Ooppresseth me? Lord, and my mouth shall show Namely, while they say daily thy praise.

unto me, Where is now thy For thou desirest no sacrifice, God? else would I give it thee; but Why art thou so vexed, O thou delightest not in burnt- my soul ? and why art thou so offerings.

disquieted within me? The sacrifice of God, is a 0 put thy trust in God; for troubled spirit: a broken and I will yet thank him, who is the contrite , heart, O God, ehalt help of my countenance and my thou not despise.

GOD. From Psalm 42. Quemadmodum.

SELECTION IV. LIKE as the hart desireth the water-brooks, so longeth

Psalm 37. Noli æmuları. my soul after thee, O God. I FRET not thyself because

My soul is athirst for God, of the ungodly ; neither be thou yea, even for the living God: envious against the evil doers : when shall I come to appearFor they shall soon be cut before the presence of God? down like the grass, and be

My tears have been my meat withered even as the green day and night; while they daily herb. say unto me, Where is now thy Put thou thy trust in the GOD ?

LORD, and be doing good ; Now when I think thereupon, dwell in the land, and verily I pour out my heart by myself; thou shalt be fed. for I went with the multitude, Delight thou in the LORD, and brought them forth into the and he shall give thee thy house of God,

heart's desire. In the voice of praise and Commit thy way unto the thanksgiving, among such as LORD, and put thy trust in him, keep holyday.

. and he shall bring it to pass. Why art thou so full of He shall make thy righteousheaviness, O my soul ? and why ness as clear as the light ; and art thou so disquieted within thy just dealing as the noonme ?

day. Put thy trust in God; for I Hold thee still in the LORD, will yet give him thanks for and abide patiently upon him; the help of his countenance. but grieve not thyself at him

The Lord hath granted his whose way doth prosper, against loving-kindness in the day-time; the man that docth after evil and in the night-season did I counsels. sing of him, and made my Leave off from wrath, and prayer unto the God of my life. I let go displeasure ; fret not

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thyself, else shalt thou be moved | payeth not again; but the rightto do evil.

| eous is merciful and liberal. Wicked doers shall be rooted! Such as are blessed of God, out; and they that patiently shall possess the land ; and they abide the LORD, those shall that are cursed of him, shall be inherit the land.

rooted out. Yet a little while, and the The LORD ordereth a good ungodly shall be clean gone; man's going, and maketh his hou shalt look after his place, ways acceptable to himself. and he shall be away.

| Though he fall, he shall not But the meek-spirited shall be cast away; for the LORD possess the earth, and shall be upholdeth him with his hand. refreshed in the multitude of I have been young, and now peace.

am old, and yet saw I never the The ungodly seeketh counsel righteous forsaken, nor his seed against the just, and gnasheth begging their bread. upon him with his teeth.

The righteous is ever merciThe Lord shall laugh him to ful, and lendeth ; and his seed scorn; for he hath seen that is blessed. his day is coming

Flee from evil, and do the The ungodly have drawn out thing that is good, and dwell the sword, and have bent their for evermore. bow, to cast down the poor and For the LORD loveth the needy, and to slay such as are thing that is right; he forsaketh of a right conversation.

not his that be godly, but they Their sword shall go through | are preserved for ever. their own heart, and their bow The unrighteous shall be shall be broken.

| punished; as for the seed of A small thing that the right- the ungodly, it shall be rooted eous hath, is better than great out. riches of the ungodly; | The righteous shall inherit

For the arms of the ungodly the land, and dwell therein for shall be broken, and the LORD ever. upholdeth the righteous.

The mouth of the righteous The LORD knoweth the days is exercised in wisdom, and of the godly; and their inherit- his tongue will be talking of ance shall endure for ever. judgment.

They shall not be confounded The law of his God is in his in the perilous time; and in the heart, and his goings shall not days of dearth they shall have slide. enough.

The ungodly seeth the rightAs for the ungodly, they eous, and seeketh occasion to shall perish, and the enemies slay him. of the Lord shall consume as | The LORD will not leave him the fat of lambs; yea, even as in his hand, nor condemn him the smoke shall they consume when he is judged. away.

Hope thou in the LORD, and The ungodly borroweth, and keep his way, and he shall

promote thee, that thou shalt and look, whatsoever he doeth, possess the land : when the it shall prosper. ungodly shall perish, thou shalt As for the ungodly, it is not see it.

so with them, but they are like I myself have seen the un- the chaff which the wind scatgodly in great power, and tereth away from the face of flourishing like a green bay- the earth. tree.

I Therefore the ungodly shall I went by, and lo, he was not be able to stand in the gone : I sought him, but his judgment, neither the sinners place could nowhere be found. in the congregation of the

Keep innocency, and take righteous. heed unto the thing that is right; But the LORD knoweth the for that shall bring a man peace way of the righteous ; and the at the last.

way of the ungodly shall perish. As for the transgressors, they shall perish together: and the

Psalm 15. Domine, quis habitabit? end of the ungodly is, they shall LORD, who shall dwell in be rooted out at the last

thy tabernacle? or who shall But the salvation of the rest upon thy holy hill ? righteous cometh of the LORD, Even he that leadeth an un who is also their strength in corrupt life, and doeth the thing the time of trouble.

which is right, and speaketh the And the LORD shall stand by truth from his heart: them, and save them; he shall | He that hath used no deceit deliver them from the ungodly, lin his tongue, nor done evil to and shall save them, because his neighbour, and hath not they put their trust in him. slandered his neighbour :

He that setteth not by himself,

| but is lowly in his own cyes, SELECTION V.

and maketh much of them that

fear the LORD: Psalm 1. Beatus vir, qui non abiit. He that sweareth unto his

BLESSED is the man that neighbour, and disappointeth hath not walked in the counsel him not, though it were to his of the ungodly, nor stood in own hindrance : the way of sinners, and hath He that hath not given his not sat in the seat of the money upon usury, nor taken scornful :

reward against the innocent: But his delight is in the law Whoso doeth these things, of the LORD; and in his law shall never fall. will he exercise himself day

Psalm 91. Qui habitat. . and night.

And he shall be like a tree WHOSO dwelleth under the planted by the water-side, that defence of the Most High, shall will bring forth his fruit in due abide under the shadow of the season.

Almighty. His leaf also shall not wither;! I will say unto the LORD,

sin.

Thou art my hope, and my him in trouble; I will deliver strong hold ; my God, in him him, and bring him to honour. will I trust.

With long life will I satisfy For he shall deliver thee from him, and show him my salvation the snare of the hunter, and from the noisome pestilence.

SELECTION VI. He shall defend thee under FROM Psalm 32. Beati, quorum. his wings, and thou shalt be

BLESSED is he whose safe under his feathers ; his faithfulness and truth shall be

unrighteousness is forgiven, thy shield and buckler.

and whose sin is covered.

1. Blessed is the man unto whom Thou shalt not be afraid for

the Lord imputeth no sin, and any terror by night, nor for the arrow that flieth by day;

nel in whose spirit there is no guile. For the pestilence thai walked I will acknowledge my sin eth in darkness. nor for the unto thee; and mine unright sickness that destroyeth in the

eousness have I not hid. noon-day.

I said, I will confess my sins A thousand shall fall beside unto the LORD; and so thou thee, and ten thousand at thy

forgavest the wickedness of my right hand; but it shall not

For this shall every one that come nigh thee. Yea, with thine eyes shalt is goury make.

is godly make his prayer unto thou behold, and see the reward

thee, in a time when thou of the ungodly. :|

mayest be found; but in the For thou, Lord, art my hope;

great water floods they shall

not come nigh him. thou hast set thine house of defence very high.

Thou art a place to hide There shall no evil happen

me in; thou shalt preserve unto thee, neither shall any

me from trouble ; thou shalt plague come nigh thy dwelling.

compass me about with songs

of deliverance. For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee

I will inform thee, and teach in all thy ways.

thee in the way wherein thou They shall bear thee in their

shalt go; and I will guide thee hands; that thou hurt not thy |

with mine eye. foot against a stone.

Great plagues remain for the Thou shalt go upon the lion

he lion ungodly; but whoso putteth

goaly and adder: the young lion and his trust in the LORD, mercy the dragon shalt thou treader

embraceth him on every side. under thy feet.

Be glad, O ye righteous, and Recondhanoth set his love i rejoice in the LORD ; and be upon me. therefore will Ijoyful, all ye that are true of deliver him; I will set him up, because he hath known my Psalm 130. De profundis. name.

i OUT of the deep have I He shall call upon me, and I called unto thee, O LORD; will hear him; yea, I am with'LORD, hear my voice.

O let thine ears consider well SELECTION VII. the voice of my complaint. If thou, LORD, wilt be ex

1 Psalm 23. Dominus regit me. treme to mark what is done THE LORD is my shepherd; amiss, O LORD, who may abide therefore can I lack nothing. it ?

| He shall feed me in a green For there is mercy with pasture, and lead me forth thee; therefore shalt thou be beside the waters of comfort. feared.

He shall convert my soul, I look for the LORD; my and bring me forth in the paths soul doth wait for him ; in his of righteousness for his name's word is my trust.

sake. My soul fleeth unto the LORD Yea, though I walk through before the morning watch ; the valley of the shadow of I say, before the morning | death, I will fear no evil: for watch.

thou art with me; thy rod and O Israel, trust in the LORD ; thy staff comfort me." for with the LORD there is Thou shalt prepare a table mercy, and with him is plen- before me against them that teous redemption.

trouble me; thou hast anointed And he shall redeem Israel my head with oil, and my cup from all his sins.

shall be full.

But thy loving kindness and Psalm 121. Levavi oculos meos.

mercy shall follow me all the I WILL lift up mine eyes days of my life; and I will unto the hills, from whence dwell in the house of the LORD cometh my help.

for ever. My help cometh even from the LORD, who hath made

Psalm 34. Benedicam Domino heaven and earth.

I WILL alway give thanks He will not suffer thy foot unto the LORD; his praise shall to be moved, and he that keep- ever be in my mouth. eth thee will not sleep.

My soul shall make her boast Behold, he that keepeth Israel in the LORD ; the humble shall shall neither slumber nor sleep. hear thereof, and be glad.

The LORD himself is thy O praise the LORD with me; keeper; the LORD is thy defence and let us magnify his name upon thy right hand :

together. So that the sun shall not I sought the Lord, and he burn thee by day ; neither the heard me; yea, he delivered me moon by night.

out of all my fear. The LORD shall preserve thee They had an eye unto him, from all evil; yea, it is even he and were lightened ; and their that shall keep thy soul. faces were not ashamed.

The LORD shall preserve thy Lo, the poor crieth, and the going out and thy coming in, Lord heareth him; yea, and from this time forth for ever- saveth him out of all his more.

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