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righteousness; and let thy saints sing with joyfulness.

9 Let thy priests be clothed with house of the LORD, even in the courts of the house of our GOD. 3 Lift up your hands in the sanc tuary, and praise the LORD.

10 For thy servant David's sake, turn not away the presence of thine anointed.

4 The LORD, that made heaven and earth, give thee blessing out of Sion.

11 The LORD hath made a faithful oath unto David, and he shall not shrink from it;

12 Of the fruit of thy body shall I set upon thy seat.

13 If thy children will keep my covenant, and my testimonies that I shall learn them; their children also shall sit upon thy seat for ever

18 There shall I make the horn of David to flourish : I have ordained a lantern for mine anointed.

more.

14 For the LORD hath chosen Sion to be a habitation for himself: he hath longed for her.

15 This shall be my rest for ever: here will I dwell, for I have a delight therein.

16 I will bless her victuals with 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 from the ends of the world, and sendeth forth lightnings with the rain, bringing the winds out of his treasures.

8 He smote the first-born of Egypt, both of man and beast.

19 As for his enemies, I shall clothe them with shame; but upon himself shall his crown flourish.

PSALM 133. Ecce quam bonum. BEHOLD, how good and joyful a thing it is, brethren, to dwell together in unity.

2 It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down unto the beard, even unto Aaron's beard,

and went down to the skirts of his clothing.

3 Like as the dew of Hermon, which fell upon the hill of Sion.

4 For there the LORD promised his blessing, and life for evermore.

PSALM 135. Laudate nomen.

O PRAISE the LORD: laud ye the name of the LORD; praise it, O ye servants of the LORD.

2 Ye that stand in the house of the LORD, in the courts of the house of our GOD.

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PSALM 134. Ecce nunc. BEHOLD now, praise the LORD, all ye servants of the LORD.

2 Ye that by night stand in the

2 O praise the LORD; for the LORD is gracious: O sing, praises unto his name; for it is lovely.

5 For why? The LORD hath chosen Jacob unto himself, and Israel for his own possession.

5 For I know that the LORD is great, and that our LORD is above all

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

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14 And made Israel to go through the midst of it; for his mercy endur. eth for ever.

15 But as for Pharaoh, and his host, he overthrew them in the Red Sea; for his mercy endureth for ever.

16 Who led his people through the wilderness; for his mercy endur. eth for ever.

17 Who smote great kings; for his mercy endureth for ever.

18 Yea, and slew mighty kings, for his mercy endureth for ever;

19 Sehon, king of the Amorites, for his mercy endureth for ever;

20 And Og, the king of Basan; for his mercy endureth for ever;

21 And gave away their land for a heritage; for his mercy endureth for ever;

22 Even for a heritage unto Israel, his servant; for his mercy endureth for ever.

23 Who remembered us when we were in trouble; for his mercy endureth for ever;

24 And hath delivered us from our enemies; for his mercy endureth for ever.

25 Who giveth food to all flesh; for his mercy endureth for ever.

26 O give thanks unto the GOD of heaven; for his mercy enuureth for

ever.

27 O give thanks unto the LORD of lords; for his mercy endureth for ever.

PSALM 137.

Super flumina.

BY the waters of Babylon we sat down and wept, when we remembered thee, O Sion.

2 As for our harps, we hanged them up upon the trees that are therein.

3 For they that led us away cap tive, required of us then a song, and melody in our heaviness: Sing us one of the songs of Sion.

4 How shall we sing the LORD'S song in a strange land?

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

6 If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; yea, if I prefer not Jerusalem in my mirth.

7 Remember the children of Edom, O LORD, in the day of Jerusalem; how they said, Down with it, down with it, even to the ground.

8 O daughter of Babylon, wasted with misery; yea, happy shall he be that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us.

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6 For though the LORD be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly; as for the proud, he beholdeth them

afar off.

MORNING PRAYER,

PSALM 139. Domine, probastı. O LORD, thou hast searched me out, and known me; thou knowest my down-sitting, and mine up-rising; thou understandest my thoughts long before.

2 Thou art about my path, and about my bed; and spiest out all my ways.

3 For lo, there is not a word in my tongue, but thou, O LORD, knowest it altogether.

4 Thou hast fashioned me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon

me.

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10 If I say, Peradventure the dark. ness shall cover me; then shall my night be turned to day.

11 Yea, the darkness is no darkness with thee, but the night is as clear as the day; the darkness and light to thee are both alike.

12 For my reins are thine; thou hast covered me in my mother's womb.

13 I will give thanks unto thee,

7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, yet shalt thou refresh me; for I am fearfully and wonderfully 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.

me.

8 The LORD shall make good his loving kindness toward me; yea, thy mercy, O LORD, endureth for ever; despise not then the works of thine own hands.

14 My bones are not hid from thee, though I be made secretly, and fash f ioned beneath in the earth.

15 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being imperfect; and in thy book were all my members written;

16 Which day by day were fash-chievous imagination prosper, lest foned, when as yet there was none of them.

they be too proud.

9 Let the mischief of their own lips fall upon the head of them that compass me about.

10 Let hot burning coals fall upon them; let them be cast into the fire, and into the pit, that they never rise up again.

17 How dear are thy counsels unto me, O GOD; O how great is the sum of them!

18 If I tell them, they are more in number than the sand; when I wake up, I am present with thee.

19 Wilt thou not slay the wicked, O GOD? Depart from me, ye bloodthirsty_men.

20 For they speak unrighteously against thee; and thine enemies take thy name in vain.

21 Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee?

22 Yea, I hate them right sore; even as though they were mine enemies.

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11 A man full of words shall not prosper upon the earth: evil shall hunt the wicked person, to overthrow him.

12 Sure I am that the LORD will avenge the poor, and maintain the cause of the helpless.

13 The righteous also shall give thanks unto thy name; and the just shall continue in thy sight.

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7 Let their judges be overthrown in the stony places, that they may hear my words; for they are sweet.

8 Our bones lie scattered before the pit, like as when one breaketh and heweth wood upon the earth.

way.

6 I said unto the LORD, Thou art my GOD, hear the voice my prayers, O LORD.

7 O LORD GOD, thou strength of O cast not out my soul. my health; thou hast covered my head in the day of battle.

8 Let not the ungodly have his desire, O LORD; let not his mis

9 But mine eyes look unto thee, O LORD GOD; in thee is my trust

10 Keep me from the snare that they have laid for me, and from the traps of the wicked doers.

11 Let the ungodly fall into their

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

them.

thirsty land.

7 Hear me, O LORD, and that soon; for my spirit waxeth faint: hide not thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit.

EVENING PRAYER.

PSALM 142. Voce mea ad Domi

num.

I CRIED unto the LORD with my voice; yea, even unto the LORD did I make my supplication.

2 I poured out my complaints before him, and showed him of my

trouble.

3 When my spirit was in heaviness, thou knewest my path; in the way wherein I walked, have they privily laid a snare for me.

4 I looked also upon my right hand, and saw there was no man that would know me.

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Domine, exaudi.

PSALM 143. HEAR my prayer, O LORD, and consider my desire; hearken unto me for thy truth and righteousness' sake.

2 And enter not into judgment with thy servant; for in thy sight shall no man living be justified.

3 For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my life down to the ground; he hath laid me in the darkness, as the men that have been long dead.

4 Therefore is my spirit vexed within me, and my heart within me is desolate.

5 Yet do I remember the time past: I muse upon all thy works; yea, I exercise myself in the works of thy

hands. 6 I stretch forth my hands unto

8 O let me hear thy loving kind. ness betimes in the morning; for in thee is my trust: show thou me the way that I should walk in; for I lift my soul unto thee.

9 Deliver me, O LORD, from mine enemies; for I flee unto thee to hide me.

10 Teach me to do the thing that pleaseth thee; for thou art my GOD: let thy loving Spirit lead me forth into the land of righteousness.

11 Quicken me, O LORD, for thy name's sake; and for thy righteousness' sake bring my soul out of trouble.

12 And of thy goodness, slay mine enemies, and destroy all then that vex my soul; for I am thy servant.

THE THIRTIETH DAY.

MORNING PRAYER.

PSALM 144. Benedictus Dominus. BLESSED be the LORD, my strength, who teacheth my hands to. war, and my fingers to fight.

2 My hope and my fortress, my castle and deliverer, my defender, in whom I trust; who subdueth my people that is under me.

3 LORD, what is man, that thou hast such respect unto him? or the son of man, that thou so regardest him?

4 Man is like a thing of naught; his time passeth away like a shadow.

5 Bow thy heavens, O LORD, and come down; touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.

6 Cast forth thy lightning, and tear them; shoot out thine arrows, and consume them.

7 Send down thine hand from above; deliver me, and take me out of the great waters, from the hand of strange children;

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