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Psalm 88. Esultate, justi. 1 14 He fashioneth all the hearts REJOICE in the Lord, O ye of them, and understandeth all Lyrighteous; for it becometh their works. well the just to be thankful. 15 There is no king that can be

2 Praise the Lord with harp; saved by the multitude of an host; sing praises unto him with the neither is any mighty man delilute, and instrument of ten strings. vered by much strength.

3 Sing unto the Lord a new 16 A horse is counted but a song; sing praises lustily untu vain thing to save a man; neither him with a good courage; shall be deliver any man by his

4 For the word of the Lord great strength. is true. and all his works arel 17 Behold, the eve of the Lord faithful.

Jis upon them that fear him, and 5 He loveth righteousness and upon them that put their trust in judgment; the earth is full of the his mercy; oodness of the Lord.

| 18 To deliver their soul from 6 By the word of the Lord death, and to feed them in the were the heavens made, and all time of dearth. the hosts of them by the breath 19 Our soul hath patiently tarof his mouth.

Tried for the Lord; for he is our 7 He gathereth the waters of help and our shield. . che sea together, as it were upon 20 For our heart shall rejoice an heap ; and layeth up the deep, in him; because we have hoped as in a treasure-house.

in his holy name. 8 Let all the earth fear the 21 Let thy merciful kindness, Lord : stand in awe of him, all yelo Lord, be upon us, like as we that dwell in the world; do put our trust in thee.

9 For he spake, and it was done;| Psalm 34. Benedicam Domino. he commanded, and it stood fast. T Will alway give thanks unto

10 The Lord bringeth the coun-| the Lord; his praise shall ever sel of the heathen to nought, and be in my mouth. maketh the devices of the people 2 My soul shall make her boast to be of none effect, and casteth in the Lord; the humble shall out the counsels of princes. hear thereof, and be glad.

11 The counsel of the Lord 30 praise the Lord with me, and shall endure for ever, and the let us magnify his name together. thoughts of his heart from gene- 41 sought the Lord, and he ration to generation.

Theard me; yea, he delivered me 12 Blessed are the people whose out of all my fear. God is the Lord Jehovah ; and 5 They had an eye unto him, blessed are the folk that he bath and were lightened ; and their chosen to him, to be his inheri- faces were not ashamed. tance.

6 Lo, the poor crieth, and the 13 The Lord looked down from Lord heareth him; yea, and heaven, and beheld all the chil. saveth bim out of all his troudren of men; from the habitation bles. of his dwelling, he considereth all 7 The Angel of the Lord thom that dwell on the carth. Itarrieth round about them that

fear him and delivereth them.

The seventh Day. 8 O taste, and see how graciousl MORNING PRAYER. the Lord is : blessed is the loan Pealm 35. Judica me, Domine, that trusteth in him.

PLEAD thou my cause, O Lord, 90 fear the Lord, ye that are with them that strive with me, his Saints; for they that fear him and fight thou against them that lack nothing.

fight against me. 10 The lions do lack, and suffer 2 Lay hand upon the shield and hunger; but they who seek the buckler, and stand up to help me. Lord sball want no manner of 3 Bring forth the spear and thing that is good.

stop the way against them that 11 Come, ye children, and persecute me : say.unto my soul, nearken unto me; I will teach I am thy salvation. you the fear of the Lord.' [ 14 Let them be confounded, and

12 What man is he that lusteth |pui to shame, that seek after my o live, and would fain see good soul; let them be turned back, days?

and brought to confusion, that 13 Keepthy tongue from evil, and imagine mischief for me. thy lips, that they speak no guile. 5 Let them be as the dust be

14 Eschew evil, and do good fore the wind, and the Angel of seek peace, and ensue it. the Lord scattering them.

15 The eyes of the Lord are 6 Let their way be dark and over the righteous, and his ears slippery, and let the Angel of the are open unto their prayers. Lord persecute them.

16 The countenance of the 7 For they havé privily laid Lord is against them that do evil, their net to destroy me without a to root out the remembrance of cause ; yea, even without a cause them from the earth.

have they made a pit for my soul 17 The righteous cry, and the 8 Let a sudden destruction come Lord heareth them, and deliver- upon him unawares, and his net eth them out of all their troubles. that he hath laid privily catch

18 The Lord is nigh unto them himself ; that he may fall into his that are of a contrite heart, and own mischief. will save such as be of an humble 9 And my soul be joyful in the spirit.

Lord; it shall rejoice in his salva* 19 Great are the troubles of|tion. the righteous; but the Lord deli- 10 All my bones shall say, Lord, vereth him out of all. ..who is like unto thee, who deli

20 He keepeth all his bones, verest the poor from him that is 80 that not one of them is bro- too strong for him; yea, the poor, ken.

and him that is in misery, from 21 But misfortune shall slay the him that spoileth him? ungodly; and they that hate thel 11 False witnesses did rise up: righteous shall be desolate, they laid to my charge things that

22 The Lord delivereth the I knew not. souls of his servants; and all they 12 They rewarded me evil for that put their trust in him shall good, to the great discomfort of not be destitute. .

Imy soul

13 Nevertheless, when they, '25 Let them not say in their were sick, I put on sackcloth, and hearts, There, there, so would humbled my soul with fasting, we have it; neither let them say, and my prayer shall turn into We have devoured him. mine own bosom..

26 Let them be put to confu14 I behaved myself as though sion and shame together, that it had been my friend or my bro- rejoice at my trouble ; let them ther; I went heavily, as one that be clothed with rebuke and mourneth for his mother dishonour, that boast themselves

15 But in mine adversity they against me. rejoiced, and gathered themselves 27 Let them be glad and retogether; yea, the very abjects joice, that favour my righteous came together against me una- dealing ; yea, let them say alway, wares, making mouths at me, Blessed be the Lord, who hath and ceased not.

pleasure in the prosperity of his 16 With the flatterers were bu- servant. sy mockers, wbo gnashed apon 28 And as for my tongue, it shall me with their teeth.

be talking of thy righteousness, 17 Lord, how long wilt thousand of thy praise, all the day long. look upon this ? O deliver my! Psalm 36. Dixit injustus. soul from the calamities which M y heart showeth me the they bring on me, and my dar- wickedness of the ungodly, ling from the lions.

that there is no fear of God be18 So will I give thee thanks in fore his eyes. the great congregation; I will 2 For he flattereth himself in praise thee among much people. his own sight, until his abomina

19 O let not them that are mine ble sin be found out. enemies triumph over me ungod 3 The words of his mouth are ly; neither let them wink with unrighteous and full of deceit: their eyes, that hate me without he hath left: off to behave himself a cause.

wisely, and to do good. 20 And why? their communing 4 He imagineth mischief upon is not for peace; but they ima- his bed, and hath set himself in gine deceiiful words against them no good way; neither doth he that are quiet in the land. abhor any thing that is evil.

21 They gaped upon me with 5 Thy mercy, O Lord, reachtheir mouths, and said, Fie on eth unto the heavens, and thy thee, fie en thee, we saw it with faithfulness unto the clouds. our eyes.

6 Thy righteousness standeth 22 This thou hast seen, O Lord; like the strong mountains: thy hold not thy tongue then ; go not judgments are like the great deep. 'far from me, O Lord.

s 7 Thou, Lord, shalt save boik 23 Awake and stand up to judge man and beast: how excellent is my quarrel; avenge thou my thy mercy, O God : and the chil. canse, my God and my Lord. dren of men shall put their trust

24 Judge me, O Lord my God, under the shadow of thy wings, according to thy righteousness, 8 They shall be satisded with and let them not triumph overme. the plonteousness of thy house; and thou shalt give them drink, 9 Wicked doers shall be rooted of thy pleasures, as out of the out; and they that patiently abide river.

the Lord, those shall inherit the 9 For with thee is the well of land. life ; and in thy light shall we see 10 Yet a little while, and the light.

Jungodly shall be clean gone: thou 10 O continue forth thy loving-shalt look after his place, and he kindness unto them that know shall be away. thee, and thy righteousness unto 11 But the meek-spirited shall them tho are true of heart. possess the earth, and shall be re

11 0 let not the foot of pride freshed in the multitude of peace. come against me ; and let not the 12 The ungodly seeketh counha:id of the ungodly cast me sel against the just, and goasheth down.

Jupon him with his teeth. 12 There are they fallen, alll '13 The Lord shall laugh him that work wickedness; they are to scorn; for be hath seen that bis cast down, and shall not be able day is ooming. to stand.

14 The ungodly have drawn out EVENING PRAYER. the sword, and have bent their

Psalm 37. Noli emulari. lbow, to cast down the poor and FRET not thyself because of needy, and to slay such as are of

the ungodly; neither be thou a right conversation. envious against the evil doers: | 15 Their sword shall go through

2 For they shall soon be cut their own beart, and their bow down like the grass, and be wi- shall be broken. thered even as the green herb. l. 16 A small thing that the righ

3 Put thou thy trust in the teous bath, is better than great Lord, and be doing good : dwell riches of the ungodly; in the land, and verily thou shalt 17 For the arms of the ungodly be fed.

shall be broken, and the Lord 4 Delight thou in the Lord, and upholdeth the righteous. he shall give thee thy heart's de 18 The Lord knoweth the days sire.

- Tof the godly; and their inheri5 Commit thy way unto the tance shall endure for ever. Lord, and put thy trust in him,l. 19 They shall not be confounded and he shall bring it to pass. lin the perilous time; and in the

6 He shall make thy righteous- days of dearth they shall have ness as clear as the light, and thy enough. just dealing as the noon-day. 20. As for the ungodly, they

7 Hold thee still in the Lord, shall perish, and the enemies of and abide patiently upon him: but the Lord shall consume as the fat grieve not thyself at him whose of lambs; yea, even as the smoke way doth prosper, against the man shall they consume away. that doeth after evil counsels. 21 The ungodly borroweth, and

8 Leave off from wrath, and let payeth not again; but the righ. go displeasure: fret not thyself, teous is merciful and liberal. else shalt thou be moved to do 22 Such as are blessed of God, evil.

shall possess the land ; and they

that are cursed of bim, shall bel 37 I went by, and lo, he was rooted ont.'

gone; I sought him, but his place 23 The Lord ordereth a good could no where be found. mau's going, and maketh his way 33 Keep innocency, and take acceptable to himself.

heed unto the thing that is right; 24 Though he fall, he shall not for that shall bring a man peace be cast away; for the Lord up- at the last. holdeth hin with his hand.

39 As for the transgressors, 25 I have been young, and now they shall perish together; and am old, and yet saw I never the the end of the ungodly is, they righteous forsaken, nor his seed shall be rooted out at the last. begging their bread.

| 40 But the salvation of the 26 The righteous is ever mer- righteous conth of the Lord, ciful, and lendeth ; and his seed who is also their strength in the is blessed.

time of trouble. 27 Flee from evil, and do the 41 And the Lord shall stand by thing that is good, and dwell for them, and save them; he shall evermore,

deliver them from the ungodly, 28 For the Lord loveth the and shall save them, because they thing that is right; he forsaketh put their trust in him.' not his that be godly, but they

The eighth Day. are preserved for ever.

MORNING PRAYER. 29 The unrighteous shall be Psalm 38. Domine, ne in furore. punished : as for the seed of thel DUT me not to rebuke, O Lord ungodly, it shall be rooted out. 1 in thine anger; neither chas

30 The righteous shall inherit ten me in thy heavy displeasure. the land, and dwell therein for 2 For thine arrows stick fast • ever.

lin me, and thy hand presseth me 31 The mouth of the righteous sore. is exercised in wisdom, and his 3. There is no health in my tongue will be talkingofjudgment. flesh, because of thy displeasure;

32 The law of his God is in his neither is there any rest in my beart, and his goings shall not bones, by reason of my sin : slide

4 For my wickednesses are 33 The ungodly seeth the righ- gone over my head, and are like teous, and seeketh occasion to a sore burden, too heavy for me slay him.

to bear. 34 The Lord will not leave him 5 My wounds stink, and are in his hand, nor condemn him corrupt, through my foolishness. when he is judged.

6 I am brought into so great 35 Hope thou in the Lord, and trouble and misery, that I go keep his way, and he shall pro- mourning all the day long: mote thee, that thou shalt possess 7 For my loins are filled with the land : when the ungodly shall a sore disease, and there is no perish, thou shalt see it.

whole part in my body. 86 I myself have seen the un- 8 I am feeble and sore smitten , godly ingreat power, and flourish. I have roared for the very disquiing like a green bay-tree, etness of my heart.

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