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9 Let thy priests be clothed with house of the LORD, even in the righteousness; and let thy saints courts of the house of our God. sing with joyfulness.

3 Lift up your hands in the sanc10 For thy servant David's sake, tuary, and praise the LORD. turn not away the presence of thine 4 The LORD, that made heayen anointed.

and earth, give thee blessing out of 11 The Lord hath made a faith. Sion. ful oath unto David, and he shall not

PSALM 135. Laudate nomen. shrink from it;

12 Of the fruit of thy body shall I O PRAISE the LORD: laud set upon thy seat.

the name of the LORD; praise it, O 13" If thy children will keep my ye servants of the LORD. covenant, and my testimonies that 2 Ye that stand in the house of I shall learn them; their children the LORD, in the courts of the house also shall sit upon thy seat for ever- of our God.

3 O praise the LORD; for the 14 For the LORD hath chosen LORD is gracious : O sing, praises Sion to be a habitation for himself: unto his name; for it is lovely. he hath longed for her.

Ś For why? The LORD hath 15 This shall be my rest for ever : chosen Jacob unto himself, and Israel here will dwell, for I have a delight for his own possession. therein.

5 For I know that the LORD is 16 I will bless her victuals with great, and that our LORD is above all increase, and will satisfy her poor gods. with bread.

6 Whatsoever the LORD pleased, 17. I will deck her priests with that did he in heaven, and in earth, health, and her saints shall rejoice in the sea, and in all deep places. and sing.

7 He bringeth forth the clouds 18. There shall I make the horn of from the ends of the world, and David to flourish : I have ordained a sendeth forth lightnings with the lantern for mine anointed.

rain, bringing the winds out of his 19 As for his enemies, I shall treasures. clothe them with shame; but upon

8 He smote the first-born of Egypt, himself shall his crown flourish. both of man and beast.

9 He hath sent tokens and won. PSALM i33. Ecce quam bonum. ders into the midst of thee, O thou BEHOLD, how good and joyful a

land of Egypt; upon Pharaoh, and

all his servants. thing it is, brethren, to dwell together in unity.

10 He smote divers nations, and 2 It is like the precious ointment

slew mighty kings; upon the head, that ran down unto and Og, the king of Basan; and all

11 Sehon, king of the Amorites; the beard, even unto Aaron's beard, the kingdoms of Canaan ; and went down to the skirts of his clothing:

12 And gave their sand to be a 3 Like as the dew of Hermon, heritage, even a heritage unto Israel which fell upon the hill of Sion. 4 For there the LORD promised for ever; so doth thy memorial, O

13 Thy name, O LORD, endureth his blessing, and life for evermore.

LORD, from one generation to ani.

other. PSALM 134. Ecce nunc. 14 For the LORD will avenge his BEHOLD now, praise the LORD, people, and be gracious unto his serv. all ye servants of the LORD.

ants. 2 Ye that by night stand in the 15 As for the images of the hea

his people.

then, they are but silver and gold; two parts; for his mercy endureth the work of men's hands.

for ever; 16 They have mouths, and speak 14 And made Israel to go through not; eyes have they, but they see not. the midst of it; for his mercy endur.

17 They have ears, and yet they eth for ever. hear not ; neither is there any breath 15 But as for Pharaoh, and his in their mouths.

host, he overthrew them in the Red 18 They that make them are like Sea; for his mercy endureth for unto them; and so are all they that ever. put their trust in them.

16 Who led his people through 19 Praise the LORD, ye house of the wilderness; for his mercy endur. Israel ; praise the LORD, ye house of eth for ever. Aaron.

17 Who mote great kings; for 20 Praise the LORD, ye house of his mercy endureth for ever. Levi ; yề that fear the LORD, praise 18 Yea, and slew mighty kings, the Lord.

for his mercy endureth for ever; 21 Praised be the LORD out of 19. Sebon, king of the Amorites, Sion, who dwelleth at Jerusalem. for his mercy endureth for ever;

20 And Og, the king of Basan; EVENING PRAYER.

for his mercy endureth for ever ; Psalm 136. Confitemini Domino. 21 And gave away their land for

O GIVE thanks unto the LORD; a heritage ; for his mercy endureth for he is gracious, and his mercy en- for ever; dureth for ever.

22 Even for a heritage unto 2 o give thanks unto the God of Israel, his servant; for his mercy all gods; for his mercy endureth for endureth for ever.

23 Who remembered us when we 3 O thank the LORD of all lords; were in trouble ; for his mercy en for his mercy endureth for ever.

dureth for ever ; 4 Who only doeth great wonders ; 24 And hath delivered us from for his mercy endureth for ever. our enemies ; for his mercy endureth

5. Who by his excellent wisdom for ever. made the heavens ; for his mercy 25 Who giveth food to all flesh; endureth for ever.

for his mercy endureth for ever. 6 Who laid out the earth above 26 O give thanks unto the God of the waters; for his mercy endureth heaven; for his mercy enuureth for for ever.

7 Who hath made great lights ; 27 O give thanks unto the LORD for his mercy endureth for ever ; of lords; for his mercy endureth for

8 The sun to rule the day; for his ever. mercy endureth for ever. 9 The moon and the stars to gov.

Psalm 137. Super flumina. ern the night for his mercy endur. BY the waters of Babylon we sat eth for ever.

down and wept, when we remem10 Who smote Egypt, with their bered thee, O Sion. first-born; for his mercy endureth

2 As for our harps, we hanged for ever;

them up upon the trees that are 11 And brought out Israel from therein. among them; for his mercy endur. 3 For they that led us away cap,

tive, required of us then a song, and 12 With a mighty hand and melody in our heaviness : Sing us stretched-out arm; for his mercy one of the songs of Sion. endureth for ever.

4 How shall we sing the LORD'S 13 Who divided the Red Sea in song in a strange land ?



eth for ever ;


6 If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, | THE TWENTY-NINTH DAY. let my right hand forget her cun. ning:

MORNING PRAYER 6° if I do not remember thee, let Psalm 139. Domine, probastı. my tongue cleave to the roof of my O LORD, thou hast searched me mouth; yea, if I prefer not Jerusa- out, and known me; thou knowest lem in my mirth.

my down-sitting, and mine up-rising ; 7 Remember the children of Edom, thou understandest my thoughts long O LORD, in the day of Jerusalem; before, how they said, Down with it, down 2 Thou art about my path, and with it, even to the ground. about my bed ; and spiest out all my

8 O daughter of Babylon, wasted ways. with misery; yea, happy shall he be 3 For lo, there is not a word in my that rewardeth thee as thou hast tongue, but thou, O LORD, knowest served us.

it altogether. 9 Blessed shall he be that taketh 4 Thou hast fashioned me behind thy children, and throweth them and before, and laid thine hand

upon against the stunes.

5 Such knowledge is too wonderful PSALM 138. Confitebor tibi.

and excellent for me; I cannot attain

unto it. I WILL give thanks unto thee, O 6 Whither shall I go then from LORD, with my whole heart; even thy Spirit, or whither shall I go then before the gods will I sing praise from thy presence ? unto thee.

7 If I climb up into heaven, thou 2 I will worship toward thy holy art there : if I go down to hell, thou temple, and praise thy name, because art there also. of thy loving kindness and truth; 8 If I take the wings of the mornfor thou hast magnified thy name ing, and remain in the uttermost parts and thy word above all things.

3 When I called upon thee, thou 9 Even there also shall thy hand heardest me; and enduedst my soul lead me, and thy right hand shall with much strength.

hold me. 4 All the kings of the earth shall 10 If I say, Peradventure the dark. praise thee, O LORD ; for they have ness shall cover me; then shall my heard the words of thy mouth night be turned to day.

5 Yea, they shall sing in the ways 11 Yea, the darkness is no darkof the LORD, that great is the glory ness with thee, but the night is as of the LORD.

clear as the day; the darkness and 6 For though the LORD be high, light to thee are both alike. yet hath he respect unto the lowly; 12 For my reins are thine; thou as for the proud, he beholdeth them hast covered me in my mother's afar off.

womb. 7 Though I walk in the midst of 13 I will give thanks unto thee, trouble, yet shalt thou refresh me; for I am fearfully and wonderfuliy thou shalt stretch forth thy hand made: marvellous are thy works, upon the furiousness of mine ene- and that my soul knoweth right mies, and thy right hand shall save well.

14 My bones are not hid from thee, 8 The LORD shall make good his though I be made secretly, and fash: loving kindness toward me; yea, thy ioned beneath in the earth. mercy, O LORD, endureth for ever; 15 Thine eyes did see my substance, despise not then the works of thine yet being imperfect; and in thy book own hands.

were all my members writton ;

of the sea;



16 Which day by day were fash.chievous imagination prosper, lest toned, when as yet there was nune they be too proud. of them.

9 Let the mischief of their owD 17 How dear are thy counsels unto lips fall upon the head of them that me, O GOD; O how great is the compass me about. sum of them !

10 Let hot burning coals fall upon 18 If I tell them, they are more in them; let them be cast into the fire, number than the sand ; when I wake and into the pit, that they never rise up: I am present with thee.

up again. 19 Wilt thou not slay the wicked, 11 A man full of words shall not O GOD ? Depart from me, ye blood prosper upon the earth: evil shall thirsty men.

hunt the wicked person, to overthrow 20 For they speak unrighteously him. against thee; and thine enemies take 12 Sure I am that the LORD wil thy name in vain.

avenge the poor, and maintain the 21 Do not I hate them, O LORD, cause of the helpless. that hate thee? and am not I grieved 13 The righteous also shall give with those that rise up against thee? thanks unto thy name; and the just

22 Yea, I hate them right sore; shall continue in thy sight. even as though they were mine

PSALM 141. Domine, clamadi. enemies.

23 Try me, O God, and seek the LORD, I call upon thee; baste ground of my heart; prove me, and thee unto me, and consider my voice, examine my thoughts.

when I cry unto thee. 24 Look well if there be any way of 2 Let my prayer be set forth in wickedness in me; and lead me in thy sight as the incense; and let the the way everlasting.

lifting up of my hands be an evening

sacrifice. PSALM 140. Eripe me, Domine.

3 Set a watch, O LORD, before DELIVER me, O LORD, from my mouth, aud keep the door of my the evil man; and preserve me from lips. the wicked man;

4 O let not mine heart be inclined 2 Who imagine mischief in their to any evil thing ; let me not be occuhearts, and stir up strife all the day pied in ungodly works with the men long

that work wickedness, lest I eat of They have sharpened their such things as please them. tongues like a serpent; adder's poi. 5 Let the righteous rather smite son is under their lips.

me friendly, and reprove me. 4 Keep me, O LORD, from the 6 But let not their precious balms hands of the ungodly; preserve me break my head; yea, I will pray yet from the wicked men, who are pur. against their wickedness. posed to overthrow my goings. 7 Let their judges be overthrown

5 The proud have laid a snare for in the stony places, that they may me, and spread a net abroad with hear my words; for they are sweet. cords; yea, and set traps in my 8 Our bones lie" scattered before way.

the pit, like as when one breakech 6 I said unto the LORD, Thou art and heweth wood upon the earth. my God, hear the voice of my 9 But mine eyes look unto thee, prayers, O LORD.

O LORD God; in thee is my trust 1 O LORD God, thou strength of O cast not out my soul. my health; thou hast covered my 10 Keep me from the snare that head in the day of battle.

they have laid for me, and from the 8 Let not the ungodly have his traps of the wicked doers. desire, O LORD; let not his mis. ii Let the ungodly fall into their

escape them.


own nets together, and let me ever thee; my soul gaspeth unto thee as a

thirsty land.

7 Hear me, O LORD, and that EVENING PRAYER.

soon; for my spirit waxeth faint: PSALM 142. Voce mea ad Domi

hide not thy face from me, lest I be

like unto them that go down into the * I CRIED unto the LORD with my pit. voice; yea, even unto the LORD did 8 O let me hear thy loving kind. I make my supplication.

ness betimes in the morning; for in 2 ! poured out my complaints be thee is my trust : show thou me the fore him, and showed him of my way that I should walk in ; for I lift: trouble.

my soul unto thee. 3 When my spirit was in heavi. 9 Deliver me, O LORD, from mine ness, thou knewest my path; in the enemies; for I flee unto thee to hide way wherein I walked, have they me. privily laid a snare for me.

10 Teach me to do the thing that 4 I looked also upon my right hand, pleaseth thee; for thou art my GOD: and saw there was no man that would let thy loving Spirit lead me forth know me.

into the land of righteousness. 5 I had no place to flee unto, and 11 Quicken me, O LORD, for thy no man cared for my soul.

name's sake; and for thy righteous6 I cried unto thee, O LORD, and ness' suke bring my soul out of said, Thou art my hope, and my por- trouble. tion in the land of the living.

12 And of thy goodness, slay mine 7 Consider my complaint ; for 1 enemies, and destroy all then that am brought very low.

vex my soul; for I am thy sekvant.. 8 o deliver me from my persecucors, for they are too strong for me. THE THIRTIETH DAY. 9 Bring my soul out of prison,

MORNING PRAYER. that I may give thanks unto thy name; which thing if thou wilt Psalm 144. Benedictus Dominus. grant me, then shall the righteous BLESSED be the LORD, my resort unto my company.

strength, who teacheth my hands to

war, and my fingers to fight. PSALM 143. Domine, exaudi. 2 My hope and my fortress, my

HEAR my prayer, O LORD, and castle and deliverer, my defender, in consider my desire ; hearken unto me whom I trust; who subdueth my for thy truth and righteousness' sake. people that is under me.

2 And enter not into judgment 3 LORD, what is man, that thou with thy servant; for in thy sight hast such respect unto him? or the shall no man living be justified. son of man, that thou so regardest

3 For the enemy hath persecuted him ? my soul; he hath smitten iny life 4 Man is like a thing of naught ; down to the ground; he hath laid me his time passeth away like a shadow. in the darkness, as the men that have 5 Bow thy heavens, O LORD, and beon long dead.

come down; touch the mountains, 4 Therefore is my spirit vexed and they shall smoke. within me, and my heart within me 6 Cast forth thy lightning, and is desolate.

tear them; shoot out thine arrows, 5 Yet do I remember the time past : and consume them. I muse upon all thy works ; yea,


7 Send down thine hand from exercise myself in the works of thy above; deliver me, and take me out hands.

of the great waters, from the hand of 6 I stretch forth my hands untol strange children;

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