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Praise the LORD, O Jerusa

SELECTION X. lem; praise thy God, O Sion.

FROM PSALM 96. Cantate Domino. For he hath made fast the bars of thy gates, and hath

O SING unto the LORD a blessed thy children within thee. new song ; sing unto the LORD,

He maketh peace in thy all the whole earth. borders, and filleth thee with Sing unto the LORD, and the flour of wheat.

praise his name; be telling He sendeth forth his com- of his salvation from day to mandment upon earth, and his day. word runneth very swiftly.

Declare his honour unto the He giveth snow like wool, heathen, and his wonders unto and scattereth the hoar-frost all people. like ashes.

For the LORD is great, and He casteth forth his ice like cannot worthily be praised; he morsels ; who is able to abide is more to be feared than ali his frost?

gods. He sendeth out his word,

PSALM 148. Laudate Dominum. and melteth them : he bloweth with his wind, and the waters O PRAISE the LORD of flow.

heaven; praise him in the He showeth his word unto height. Jacob, his statutes and ordi- Praise him, all ye angels of nances unto Israel.

his; praise him, all his host. He hath not dealt so with Praise him, sun and moon; any nation; neither have the praise him, all ye stars and heathen knowledge of his laws. light.

Praise him, all ye heavens, FROM PSALM 57. Miserere mei, Deus.

and ye waters that are above SET up thyself, O God, above the heavens. the heavens; and thy glory Let them praise the name of above all the earth.

the LORD; for he spake the My heart is fixed, O God, my word, and they were made; he heart is fixed; I will sing and commanded, and they were give praise.

created. Awake up, my glory; awake, He hath made them fast for lute and harp; I myself will ever and ever; he hath given awake right early.

them a law which shall not be I will give thanks unto thee, broken. O LORD, among the people ; Praise the Lord upon earth, and I will sing unto thee among ye dragons, and all deeps; the nations.

Fire and hail, snow and vaFor the greatness of thy mer- pours, wind and storm, fulfilling ey reacheth unto the heavens, his word; and thy truth unto the clouds. Mountains and all hills; fruit

Set up thyself, O God, above ful trees and all cedars; the heavens ; and thy glory

Beasts and all cattle; worms above all the earth.

and feathered fowls;

Kings of the earth and allja1 Portions of Psalms, to be sung or said, at people; princes and all judges Morning Prayer, on certain Feasts and

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 the loving kindness of the Lord;

My song shall be alway of of saints praise him. Let Israel rejoice in 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

shalt thou establish in the the dance; let them sing praises

heavens. unto him with tabret and harp.

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.

people. 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


first the trumpet; praise him upon born, higher than the kings of the lute and harp.

the 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.

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 every thing that hath thou ruler, even in the midst breath praise the LORD.

among thine enemies.


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, 0.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 coyered. He trusted in God, that he Blessed is the

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, o pierced 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

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


sin. Haste thee to help me, O They gave me gall to eat; LORD God of


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 ?

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.

me sore.



ASCENSION-DAY. parts of the earth for thy pos-
FROM PSALMS 24, 47. ·

session. LIFT up your heads, O ye

Be wise now, therefore, O

ye kings"; be instructed, ye everlasting doors, and the King judges of the earth.

Serve the LORD with fear, of glory shall come in. Who is the King of glory?

and rejoice with trembling: The Lord strong and mighty ; to his name:

Sing unto God, sing praises

extol him that even the LORD mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, 0 ye name JAH, and rejoice before


upon the heavens by his gates; and be ye lift up, ye him. everlasting doors, and the King

Thou, O God, sentest of glory shall come in.

Who is the King of glory? gracious rain upon thine inheEven the Lord of hosts, he is ritance, and refreshedst it when the King of glory.

it was weary. O clap your hands together,

The LORD gave the word ; all ye people; shout unto God great was the

of those

company 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 wings of a dove covered with

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

silver, and her feathers with God is gone up with a shout; the LORD with the sound of a

yellow gold.

Thou hast ascended on high ; trumpet. Sing praises to God, sing thou hast received gifts for men;

thou hast led captivity captive; praises ; sing praises unto our

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

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

them. the


Blessed be the LORD, who throne of his holiness. The princes of the people are

daily loadeth us with benefits ;

even the God of our salvation. gathered together, even the people of the God of Abraham; of the earth; o sing praises

Sing unto God, ye kingdoms 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 is he that giveth strength thee the heathen for thine and power unto his people inheritance, and the utmost | Blessed be God.



season :

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.

4 He that dwelleth in heaven of the ungodly, nor stood in the way of sinners, and hath not sat shall laugh them to scorn : the in the seat of the scornful:

LORD shall have them in de2 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 q I will preach the law,

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.

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 pose scattereth 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 ?

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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