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Kings of the earth and all/ T Portions of Psalms, to be sung or said, at people ; princes and all judges! Morning Prayer, on certain Feasts and people; princes anu au juugeo! Fasts, instead of the Venite Exultemus, of the world;

when any of the foregoing Selections are Young men and maidens, old to follow instead of the Psalms, as in the

Table. men and children, praise the name of the Lord; for his name

CHRISTMAS-DAY, only is excellent, and his praise ! above heaven and earth.

FROM Psalms 45, 89, 110. He shall exalt the horn of THY seat, O God, endureth his people : all his saints shall for ever; the sceptre of thy praise him ; even the children kingdom is a right sceptre. of Israel, even the people that Thou hast loved righteousserveth him.

ness, and hated iniquity; where

fore God, even thy God, hath FROM Psalm 149. Cantate Domino. anointed thee with the oil of O SING unto the LORD a

gladness above thy fellows. new song; let the congregation

My song shall be alway of

10n the loving kindness of the LORD; of saints praise him. Let Israel - rejoice in him

him with my mouth will I ever be that made him ; and let the

showing thy truth, from one children of Sion be joyful in

generation to another. their King.

For I have said, Mercy shall Let them praise his name ini be set up for ever; thy truth the dance; let them sing praises

shalt thou establish in the

Jheavens. unto him with tabret and harp.

1 The LORD is our defence; For the Lord hath pleasure

the Holy One of Israel is our in his people, and helpeth the

king. meek-hearted.

Thou spakest sometime in PSALM 150. Laudate Dominum. visions unto thy saints, and

saidst, I have laid help upon O PRAISE God in his holi- one that is mighty, I have ness ; praise him in the firma- exalted one chosen out of the ment of his power.

Praise him in his noble acts ; I will set his dominion in the praise him according to his sea, and his right hand in the excellent greatness.

| floods. Praise him in the sound of And I will make him my first the trumpet; praise him upon born, higher than the kings of the lute and harp.

ithe earth. Praise him in the cymbals The LORD said unto my and dances; praise him upon LORD, Sit thou on my right the strings and pipe.

I hand, until I make thine enemies: Praise him upon the well thy footstool. tuned cymbals.; praise him The LORD shall send the rod upon the loud cymbals. of thy power out of Sion; be

Let everything that hath thou ruler, even in the midst breath praise the LORD. l among thine enemies.

people.

In the day of thy power shall GOOD-FRIDAY. the people offer thee free-will offerings with an holy worship:

From Psalms 22, 69, 40. the dew of thy birth is of the MY GOD, my God, look upon womb of the morning.

me : why hast thou forsaken The LORD sware, and will not me? and art so far from my repent, Thou art a priest for health, and from the words of ever, after the order of Mel- my complaint ? chizedec.

But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.

I am a worm, and no man ; ASH-WEDNESDAY. a reproach of men, and despised

of the people. From Psalms 32, 38, 130.

All they that see me laugh BLESSED is he whose me to scorn; they shoot out the unrighteousness is forgiven, lip, they shake the head, saying, and whose sin is covered. He trusted in God, that he

Blessed is the man unto would deliver him; let him whom the LORD imputeth no deliver him, if he will have him. sin, and in whose spirit there is The counsel of the wicked no guile.

| layeth siege against me; they Put me not to rebuke, opierced my hands and my feet. Lord, in thine anger ; neither. They part my garments chasten me in thy heavy dis- among them, and cast lots upon pleasure :

my vesture. For thine arrows stick fast in But be not thou far from me, me, and thine hand presseth O LORD : O my strength, haste me sore.

thee to help me. My wickednesses are gone Thy rebuke hath broken my over my head, and are like a heart; I am full of heaviness : sore burden, too heavy for me I looked for some to have pity to bear.

on me, but there was no man; I will confess my wickedness, neither found I any to comfort and be sorry for my sin. me.

Haste thee to help me, 0 They gave me gall to eat; Lord God of my salvation. and when I was thirsty, they

Out of the deep have I called gave me vinegar to drink. unto thee, O LORD ; LORD, hear Sacrifice and meat-offering my voice.

thou wouldest not; but mine Let thine ears be attentive to ears hast thou opened. the voice of my supplications. Burnt-offerings and sacrifice

If thou, LORD, shouldest for sin hast thou not required : be extreme to mark what is Then said I, Lo, I come; done amiss, O LORD, who shall In the volume of the book it stand ?

I is written of me, that I should But there is forgiveness fulfil thy will, O God: I am with thee, that thou mayest be content to do it; yea, thy law feared.

| is within my heart.

ASCENSION-DAY. parts of the earth for thy pos

FROM Psalms 24, 47. session. LIFT up your heads, O yel

| Be wise now, therefore, o gates; and be ye lift up, ye ?

Tye kings ; be instructed, ye everlasting doors, and the King

judges of the earth. of glory shall come in.

T Serve the Lord with fear, Who is the King of glory!

wafand rejoice with trembling.

Sing unto God, sing praises The LORD strong and mighty ;lin

to his name: extol him that even the LORD mighty in battle.

| rideth upon the heavens by his Lift up your heads, 0 ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye

name JAH, and rejoice before

him. everlasting doors, and the King

Thou, O God, sentest a of glory shall come in. Who is the King of glory?18

ragracious rain upon thine inheEven the Lord of hosts, he is

ritance, and refreshedst it when the King of glory

it was weary.

The LORD gave the word ; O clap your hands together,

great was the company of those all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph.

that published it. For the LORD most high is

Though ye have lain among terrible; he is a great King.

the pots, yet shall ye be as the over all the earth.

8 wings of a dove covered with God is gone up with a shoạt;

silver, and her feathers with

ti yellow gold. the Lord with the sound of a y

Thou hast ascended on high; trumpet.

thqu hast led captivity captive; Sing praises to God, singi

thou hast received gifts for men; praises ; sing praises unto qur|

url yea, for the rebellious also, that King, sing praises.

the Lord God might dwell God reigneth over the heathen: God sitteth upon the

among them.

Blessed be the LORD, who throne of his holiness.

daily loadeth us with benefits ; The princes of the people are:

even the God of our salvation. gathered together, even the

Sing unto God, ye kingdoms people of the God of Abraham;

of the earth: O sing praises for the shields of the earth

unto the LORD; belong unto God : He is greatly

To him that rideth upon the exalted.

heaven of heavens, which were

of old : Lo, he doth send out his WHITSUNDAY.

voice, and that a mighty voice. From PSALMS 2, 68.. Ascribe the strength unto God; I WILL declare the decree; his excellency is over Israel, the LORD hath said unto me, and his strength is in the clouds. Thou art my son, this day have O God, thou art terrible out I begotten thee.

of thy holy places; the God of Desire of me, and I shall give Israel iş he that giveth strength thee the heathen for thine and power unto his people inheritance, and the utmost | Blessed be God.

THE

PSALTER, OR PSALMS OF DAVID.

THE FIRST DAY.

stand up, and the rulers take

counsel together against the MORNING PRAYER.

LORD, and against his Anointed: Psalm 1. Beatus vir, qui non abiit. | 3 Let us break their bonds

BLESSED is the man that asunder, and cast away their hath not walked in the counsel cords from us. of the ungodly, nor stood in the 4 He that dwelleth in heaven way of sinner, and hath not sat shall laugh them to scorn : the in the seat of the scornful: LORD shall have them in de

2 But his delight is in the rision. law of the LORD, and in his law 5 Then shall he speak unto will he exercise himself day them in his wrath, and vex and night.

them in his sore displeasure. 3 And he shall be like a tree

6 Yet have I set my King planted by the water-side, that upon my holy hill of Sion. will bring forth his fruit in due ? I will preach the law, season :

whereof the LORD hath said 4. His leaf also shall not unto me, Thou art my Son, this wither; and look, whatsoever day have I begotten thee. he doeth, it shall prosper. it chou rosper

I

8 Desire of me, and I shall 5 As for the ungodly, it is give thee the heathen for thine not so with them; but they are inheritance, and the utmost like the chaff, which the wind parts of the earth for thy posscattereth away from the face session. of the earth.

9 Thou shalt bruise them 6 Therefore the ungodly with a rod of iron, and break shall not be able to stand in them in pieces like a potter's the judgment; neither the vessel. sinners in the congregation of 10 Be wise now, therefore. the righteous.

O ye kings; be learned, ye that 7 But the Lord knoweth the are judges of the earth. way of the righteous; and the 11 Serve the LORD in fear, way of the ungodly shall perish. and rejoice unto him with

reverence. Psalm 2. Quare fremuerunt gentes?

Te Jtemuerunt gentes. 12 Kiss the Son, lest he be WHY do the heathen so angry, and so ye perish from furiously rage together ? and the right way: if his wrath be why do the people imagine a kindled, yea but a little, blessed vain thing?

are all they that put their trust 2 The kings of the earth in him.

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Psalm 3. Domine, quid multiplicati? | and in your chamber, and be

LORD, how are they in-still. creased that trouble me? many 5 Ofter the sacrifice of right. are they that rise against me.' eousness, and put your trust in

2 Many one there be that the LORD. ' say of my soul, There is no 6 There be many that say, help for him in his God.

Who will show us any good ? 3 But thou, O LORD, art my

7 Lord, lift thou up the light defender; thou art my worship, of thy

of thy countenance upon us. and the lifter up of my head. 8 Thou hast put gladness in

4 I did call upon the Lord my heart, since the time that with my voice, and he heard me their corn, and wine, and oil out of his holy hill.

increased. 5 I lail me down and slept, 9 I will lay me down in and rose up again ; for the peace, and take my rest ; for it Lord sustained me.

Jis thou LORD only that makest 6 I will not be afraid for ten me dwell in safety. thousands of the people, that| Psalm 5. Verba mea auribus. have set themselves against me

" round about.

PONDER my words, O LORD, 7 Up, Lord, and help me. O consider my meditation. my God: for thou smitest alll 2 O hearken thou unto the mine enemies upon the cheek voice of my calling, my King, bone : thou hast broken the and my God: for unto thee will teeth of the ungodly.

I make my prayer. 8 Salvation belongeth unto! 3 My voice shalt thou hear the LORD: and thy blessing is betimes, O LORD ; early in the upon thy people.

morning will I direct my prayer

unto thee, and will look up. Psalm 4. Cum invocarem.

4 For thou art the God that HEAR me, when I call, o hast no pleasure in wickedness; God of my righteousness : thou neither shall any evil dwell hast set me at liberty, when I with thee.. was in trouble; have mercy 5 Such as be foolish, shall upon me, and hearken unto my not stand in thy sight; for prayer.

thou hatest all them that work 2 0 ye sons of men, how vanity. long will ye blaspheme mine 6 Thou shalt destroy them honour, and have such pleasure that speak lies: the Lord will in vanity, and seek after false- abhor both the blood-thirsty hood ?

and deceitful man. 3 Know this also, that the 7 But as for me, I will come Lord hath chosen to himself into thine house, even upon the the man that is godly; when multitude of thy mercy, and in I call upon the LORD he will thy fear will I worship toward hear me.

thy holy temple. 4 Stand in awe, and sin not; 8 Lead me, O LORD, in thy commune with your own heart, / righteousness, because of mine

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