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Desire of me, and I shall givel Thou hast ascended on high ; thee the heathen for thine inbe- thou hast led captivity captive; ritance, and the utmost parts of thou bast received gifts for men; the earth for thy possession. yea, for the rebellious also, that

Be wise now, therefore, 0 ye the Lord God might dwell among kings; be instructed, ye judges of them. the earth. . .

| Blessed be the Lord, who daily Serve the Lord with fear, and loadeth us with benefits; even the rejoice with trembling. • God of our salvation.

Sing unto God, sing praises to Sing unto God, ye kingdoms his name: extol him that rideth of the earth: 0 sing praises unto upon the heavens by his name the Lord; Jah, and rejoice before him. To him that rideth upon the

Thou, o God, sentest a gra- heaven of heavens, which were cious rain upon ibine inheritance, of old : Lo, he dotb send out his and refreshedst it when it was voice, and that a mighty voice. weary. :

I Ascribe the strength unto God; The Lord gave the word; great his excellency is over Israel, and was the company of those that his strength is in the clouds. published it.“

1 O God, thou art terrible out of Though ye have lain among the thy holy places; the God of Israel pots, yet shall ye be 'as the wings is he that giveth strength and of a dove, covered with silver, power unto his people : Blessed. and her feathers with yellow gold./be God.

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, The First Day.

5 As for the ungodly, it is not so MORNING PRAYER. with them ; but they are like the Psalm 1. Beatus vir, qui non abiit. chaff, which the wind scattereth PLESSED is the man that hath laway from the face of the earth. V not walked in the counsel of 6 Therefore the ungodly shall the ungodly, nor stood in the not be able to stand in the judgway of sinners, and hath not sat ment; neither the sinners in the in the seat of the scornful: congregation of the righteous.

2 But his delight is in the law 7 But the Lord knoweth the of the Lord, and in his law will he way of the righteous; and the way exercise himself day and night. lof the ungodly shall perish.

3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the water-side, that will! Psalm 2. Quare fremuerunt gentes? bring forth his fruit in due season: W HY do the heathen so fu

4 His leaf also shall not wither; " riously rage together? and and look, whatsoever he doeth, why do the people imagine a vain it shall prosper.

Ithing?

2 The kings of the earth stand/my voice, and he heard me out of un, and the rulers take counsel bis holy hill. together agúnst the Lord, and 5 I laid me down and slept, against his Anointed :

and rose up again; for the Lord 3 Let us break their bonds sustained me. asunder, and cast away their 6 I will not be afraid for ten cords from us.

thousands of the people, that have 4. He that dwelleth in heaven set themselves against me round shall laugh them to scorn : the about. Lord shall have them in derision. 7 Up, Lord, and help me, O my

5 Then shall he speak unto God; for thou smitest all mine them in his wrath, and vex them enemies upon the cheek bone: in his sore displeasure.

thou hast broken the teeth of the 6 Yet have I set my King upon ungodly. my holy hill of Sion.

18 Salvation belongeth unto the :7 I will preach the law, where. Lord; and thy blessing is upon of the Lord hath said unto me, thy people. Thou art my Son, this day have Psalm 4. Cum invocarem. I begotten thee.

IHEAR me, when I call, O God 8 Desire of me, and I shall give 11 of my rightenusness : thou thee the heathen for thine inhe-hast set me at liberty, when I was ritance, and the utinost parts of in trouble ; have mercy upon me, the earth for thy possession and hearken unto my prayer.

9 Thou shalt bruise them with 2 0 ye sons of men, how long a rod of iron, and break them in will ye blaspheme mine honour, pieces like a potter's vessel. and have such pleasure in vanity,

10 Be wise now therefore, O and seek after falsehood ? ye kings; be learned, ye that are 3 Know this also, that the Lord judges of the earth.

Thath chosen to himself the man 11 Serve the Lord in fear, and that is godly : when I call upon rejoice unto him with reve- the Lord he will hear me, rence.

14 Stand in awe, and sin not ; 12 Kiss the Son, lest he be an- commune with your own heart, gry, and so ye perish from the and in your chamber, and be still. right way: if his wrath be kin- 5 Offer the sacrifice of righdled, yea but alittle, blessed are all teousness, and put your trust in they that put their trust in him. the Lord. Psalm 3. Domine, quid multiplicati? 6 There be many that say, IORD, how are they increased Wbo will show us any good ?

that trouble me? many are 7 Lord, list thou up the light of they that rise against me. thy countenance upon us.

2 Many one there be that say! 8 Thou hast put gladness in my of my soul, There is no help for heart, since the time that their bim in his God.

2. corn, and wine, and oil increased. 3 But thou, O Lord, art my de. 9 I will lay me down in peace, fender; thou art my worship, and take my rest; for it is thou and the lifter up of my head. "Lord only that makest me dwelli

4 1 did call upon the Lord witblin safety.

Psalm 3. Verba mea auribus. i 13 For thou, Lord. wilt give PONDER my words, O Lord, thy blessing unto the righteous,

consider my' meditation and with thy favourable kindness 20 hearken thou unto the wilt thou defend him, as with a voice of my calling, my King, and shield. my God : for unto thee will 11

EVENING PRAYER. make my prayer.

J Psalm 6. Domine, ne in furore. 3 My voice shalt thou hear be

lo Lord, rebuke me not in thine times, O Lord; early in the morn-IO ing will I direct my prayer unto me in thy displeasure.

indignation, neither chasten thee, and will look up..

od 2 Have mercy upon me, o · 4 For thou art the God that hast,

Lord, for I am weak : 0 Lord, no pleasure in wickedness; nei-11

Theal me, for my bones are vexed. ther shall any evildwell with thee."

| 3 My soulalso is sore troubled: 5 Such as be foolish, shall notlı

but, Lord, how long wilt thou; stand in thy sight; for thou batest

punish me? all them that work vanity.

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I 6 Thou shalt destroy them that|1:

4 Turn thee, O Lord, and de.

liver my soul ; O save me, for thy - speak lies : The Lord will abhorl! both the blood-thirsty and deceit

mercies' sake : Moly au doucn5 Forin death no man rememful man.

mulbereth thee; and who will give 7 But as for me, I will come into thine house, even upon the

thee thanks in the pit ?

in 6 I am weary of my groaning > multitude of thy mercy, and in thy fear will I worship toward

every night wash I my bed, and thy holy temple.

water my couch with my tears. & Lead me, O Lord, in thyl,

thul 7 My beauty is gone for very

trouble, and worn away because righteousness, because of mine

of all mine enemies. enemies ; make thy way plain 8 Away from me, all ye that before my face. 9 For there is no faithfulness

work vanity; for the Lord hath in his mouth; their inward parts/

heard the voice of my weeping.

para 9 The Lord bath heard my are very wickedness. 10 Their throat is an open se-pe

Ipetition ; the Lord will receive pulchre ; they flatter with their my prayer..

ir '10 All mine enemies shall be tongue.

u Destroy thon them. O God confounded, and sore vexed; let them perish through their own

they shall be turned back, and imaginations; cast them out in

in put to shame suddenly the multitude of their ungodli- Psalm 7. Domine, Deus-meus. ness ; for they have rebelled Lord, my God, in thee have against thee.

V I put my trust : save me from 12 And let all them that put all them that persecute me, and their trust in thee rejoice : they deliver me; shall ever be giving of thanks. 2 Lest he devour my soul like because thou defendest them ; a lion, and tear it in pieces, while they that 'love thy name shall be there is none to help. joyful in thee:

1 3 0 Lord my God, if I bars

done any such thing; or if there up a pit, and is fallen himself into be any wickedness in my hands; the destruction that he made for

4. If I have rewarded evil unto other. him that dealt friendly with me: 17 For his travail shall come yea, I have delivered him that upon his own head, and his wickwithout any cause is mine enemy; edness sball fall on his own pate.

5 Then let mine enemy perse- 18 I will give thanks unto the cute my soul, and take me, yea, Lord, according to his righteouset him tread my life down upon ness; and I will praise the name the earth, and lay mine honour of the Lord most high. in the dust.

. | Psalm 8. Domine, Dominus noster. 6 Stand up, O Lord, in thy Lord, our Governor, how exwrath, and lift up thyself, because cellent is thy name in all the of the indignation of mine ene-world ; thou that hast set thy mies ; arise up for me in the judg- glory above the heavens ! ment that thou hast commanded: 2 Out of the mouth of very

7 And so shall the congre- babes and sucklings hast thou or. gation of the people come about dained strength, because of thine thee : for their sakes therefore enemies, that thou mightest still lift up thyself again.

the enemy and the avenger. 8 The Lord shall judge thel 3 For I will consider thy hea. people : give sentence with me, vens, even the works of thy fin. O Lord, according to my righte-gers; the moon and the stars ousness, and according to the in- which thou hast ordained. nocency that is in me.

4. What is man, that thou art 90 let the wickedness of the mindful of him ? and the son of ungodly come to an end; but man, that thou visitest him? guide thou the just. . I 5 Thou inadest him lower than

10 For the righteous God tri- the angels, to crown him with eth the very hearts and reins. glory and worship.

11 My help cometh of God, 6. Thou makesi him to have dowho preserveth them that are minion of the works of thy hands: true of heart.

and thou hast put all things in 12 God is a righteous judge, subjection under his feet; strong, and patient; and God is 7 All sheep andoxen; yea, and provoked every day.

the beasts of the field ; 13 If a man will not turn, he 8 The fowls of the air, and the will whet his sword; he hath bent fishes of the sea; and whatsoever his bow, and made it-ready. walketh through the paths of the

14 He bath prepared for him seas. the instruments of death; he oral 9 O Lord, our Governor, how daineth his arrows against the excellent is thy name in all the persecutors.

world! 15 Behold, he travaileth with

The second Day... mischief ; he hath conceived sor

MORNING PRAYER. row, and brought forth ungod Psalm 9. Confitebor tibi. Tiness.

IT Will give thanks unto thee, O 16 He hath graven and digged Lord, with my whole heart; I

will speak of all thy marvellous daughter of Sion : I will rejoice works.

in thy salvation. 2 I will be glad and rejoice in 15 The heathen are sunk down thee; yea, my songs will I make of in the pit that they made ; in the thy name, I thou Most Highest. same net which they hid privily

3 While mine enemies are dri- is their foot takeo. ven back, they shall fall and pe- 16 The Lord is known to exerish at thy presence :

cute judginent; the ungodly is 4 Forihoubast maintained my trapped in the work of his own right and my cause ; thou art set hands. in the throne that judgest right. 17 The wicked shall be turned

5 Thou hast rebuked the hea. into hell, and all the people that then, and destroyed the ungodly ; forget God. thou hast put out their name for 18 For the poor shall not alway ever and ever.

be forgotten; the patient abiding 60 thou enemy, destructions of the meek shall not perish for are come to a perpetual end ;lever. even as the cities which thou hast 19 Up, Lord, and let not man destroyed, their memorial is pe- have the upper hand; let the rished with them.

Theathen be judged in thy sight. 7 But the Lord shall endurel 20 Put them in fear, O Lord, for ever; he hath also prepared that the heathen may know themhis seat for judgment.

selves to be but men. 8 For he shall judge the world Psalm 10. Ut quid, Domine ? in righteousness, and minister W HY standest thou so far off, true judgment unto the peo-1 W O Lord, and hidest thy face ple :

in the needful time of trouble? 9 The Lord also will be a de- 2 The ungodly, for his own fence for the oppressed, even a lust, doth persecute the poor: let refuge in due time of trouble. them be taken in the crafty wili

10 And they that know thy ness that they have imagined. name will put their trust in thee;) 3 For the ungodly hath made for thou, Lord, hast never failed boast of his own heart's desire, them that seek thee.

and speaketh good of the covet11 O praise the Lord which ous, whom God abhorreth. dwelleth'in Sion; show the peo- 4 The ungodly is so proud, that ple of his doings:

The careth not for God, neither is 12 For when he maketh inqui- God in all his thoughts. sition for blood, be remembereth 5 His ways are alway grievthem, and forgetteth.not the com-ous; thy judgments are far above plaint of the poor.

Jout of his sight, and therefore de13 Have mercy upon me, O fietb be all his enemies. Lord; consider the trouble which 6 For he hath said in his heart, I suffer of them that hate me, Tush, I shall never be cast down, thou that liftest me up from the there shall no harm happen unto gates of death;

(me. 14 Tbat I may show all thy! 7 His mouth is full of curspraises within the ports of the ing, deceit, and fraud; under his

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