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makest it soft with the drops proved us; thou also hast tried of rain, and blessest the increase us, like as silver is tried. of it.
10 Thou broughtest us into 12 Thou crownest the year the snare; and laidst trouble with thy goodness, and thy upon our loins. clouds drop fatness.
11 Thou sufferedst men to 13 They shall drop upon the ride over our heads; we went dwellings of the wilderness, through fire and water, and and the little hills shall rejoice thou broughtest us out into a on every side.
wealthy place. 14 The folds shall be full of 12 I will go into thine house sheep; the valleys also shall with burnt-offerings; and will stand so thick with corn, that pay thee my vows, which ! they shall laugh and sing. promised with my lips, and
spake with my mouth, when I PSALM 66. Jubilate Deo.
was in trouble. O BE joyful in God, all ye 13 I will offer unto thee fat lands ; sing praises unto the burnt-sacrifices, with the inhonour of his name ; make his cense of rams ; I will offer praise to be glorious.
bullocks and goats. 2 Say unto God, 0 how 14 O come hither, and hearkwonderful art thou in thy works; en, all ye that fear God; and I through the greatness of thy will tell you what he hath done power shall thine enemies be for my soul. found liars unto thee.
15 I called unto him with my 3 For all the world shall mouth, and gave him praises worship thee, sing of thee, and with my tongue. praise thy name.
16 If I incline unto wicked4 O come hither, and behold ness with mine heart, the LORD the works of God; how wonder- will not hear me. ful he is in his doing towards 17 But God hath heard me, the children of men !
and considered the voice of my 5 He turned the sea into dry prayer. land, so that they went through 18 Praised be God, who hath the water on foot; there did not cast out my prayer, nor we rejoice thereof.
turned his mercy from me. 6 Ée ruleth with his power
Psalm 67. Deus misereatur. for ever; his eyes behold the people; and such as will not GOD be merciful unto us, believe, shall not be able to and bless us, and show us the exalt themselves.
light of his countenance, and be 7 O praise our God, ye peo- merciful unto us; ple, and make the voice of his 2 That thy way may be praise to be heard ;
known upon earth, thy saving 8 Who holdeth our soul in health among all nations. life; and suffereth not our feet 3 Let the people praise thee, to slip.
O God; yea, let all the people 9 For thou, O God, hast I praise thee.
for the poor.
40 let the nations rejoice and 7 O God, when thou wentest be glad ; for thou shalt judge forth before the people ; when the folk righteously, and govern thou wentest through the wilthe nations upon earth.
derness; 5 Let the people praise thee, 8 The earth shook, and the O GOD; yea, let all the people heavens dropped at the presence praise thee.
of God; even as Sinai also was 6 Then shall the earth bring moved at the presence of God, forth her increase ; and God, who is the God of Israel. even our own God, shall give 9 Thou, O God, sentest a us his blessing.
gracious rain upon thine inherit7 God shall bless us ; and all ance, and refreshedst it when it the ends of the world shall fear was weary. him.
10 Thy congregation shall dwell therein; for thou, O GOD,
hast of thy goodness prepared THE THIRTEENTH DAY.
11 The LORD gave the word; Psalm 68. Exurgat Deus.
great was the company of the LET God arise, and let his preachers. enemies be scattered ; let them 12 Kings with their armies also that hate him fee before did flee, and were discomfited, him.
and they of the household di2 Like as the smoke vanish- vided the spoil. eth, so shalt thou drive them
13 Though ye have lain away; and like as wax melteth
the pots, yet shall ye be at the fire, so let the ungodly as the wings of a dove that is perish at the presence of God. covered with silver wings, and
3 But let the righteous be her feathers like gold. glad, and rejoice before God; 14 When the Almighty scatlet them also be merry and tered kings for their sake, then joyful.
were they as white as snow in 4 O sing unto God, and sing Salmon. praises unto his name; magnify 15 As the hill of Basan, so is him that rideth upon the hea-God's hill; even an high hill, vens, as it were upon an horse; as the hill of Basan. praise him in his name JAH, 16 Why hop ye so, ye high and rejoice before him.
hills ? this is God's hill, in the 5 He is a father of the father- which it pleaseth him to dwell; less, and defendeth the cause yea, the LORD will abide in it of the widows; even God in his for ever. holy habitation.
17 The chariots of God are 6 He is the God that maketh twenty thousand, even thoumen to be of one mind in an sands of angels ; and the LORD house, and bringeth the pri- is among them as in the holy soners out of captivity ; but place of Sinai. letteth the runagates continue 18 Thou art gone up on high, in scarceness.
thou hast led captivity captive,
and received gifts for men; yea, Jerusalem; so shall kings bring even for thine enemies, that the presents unto thee, LORD God might dwell among
30 When the company of them.
the spear-men, and multitude of 19 Praised be the LORD the mighty, are scattered abroad daily, even the God who help- among the beasts of the people, eth us, and poureth his benefits so that they humbly bring pieces
of silver ; and when he hath 20 He is our God, even the scattered the people that de God of whom cometh salvation: light in war; God is the LORD, by whom we 31 Then shall the princes
come out of Egypt; the Mori21 God shall wound the head ans' land shall soon stretch out of his enemies, and the hairy her hands unto God. scalp of such a one as goeth on 32 Sing unto God, Oye still in his wickedness. kingdoms of the earth; O sing
22 The LORD hath said, I praises unto the LORD, will bring my people again, as I 33 Who sitteth in the heavens did from Basan, mine own will over all, from the beginning : I bring again, as I did sometime Lo, he doth send out his voice; from the deep of the sea. yea, and that a mighty voice. 23 That thy foot may be
34 Ascribe ye the power to dipped in the blood of thine God over Israel; his worship enemies, and that the tongue and strength is in the clouds. of thy dogs may be red through 35 0 God, wonderful art the same.
thou in thy holy places: even 24 It is well seen, O God, the God of Israel, he will give how thou goest; how thou, my strength and power unto his God and King, goest in the people. Blessed be God. sanctuary.
25 The singers go before, the minstrels follow after, in the
PSALM 69. Saloum me fac. midst are the damsels playing SAVE me, O God; for the with the timbrels.
waters are come in even unto 26 Give thanks, O Israel, my soul. unto God the Lord, in the 2 I stick fast in the deep congregations, from the ground mire, where no ground is; I of the heart.
am come into deep waters, so 27 There is little Benjamin that the floods run over me. their ruler, and the princes of 3 I am weary of crying, my Juda their council; the princes throat is dry ; my sight faileth of Zebulon, and the princes of me for waiting so long upon my Nephtali.
GOD. 28 Thy God hath sent forth 4 They that hate me without strength for thee; stablish the a cause are more than the hairs thing, O God, that thou hast of my head ; they that are mine wrought in us,
enemies, and would destroy me 29 For thy temple's sake at guiltless, are mighty.
5 I paid them the things that I from thy servant ; for I am in never took : God, thou knowest trouble : 0 haste thee, and hear my simpleness, and my faults me. are not hid from thee.
19 Draw nigh unto my soul, 6 Let not them that trust in and save it ; o deliver me, thee, O LORD God of hosts, be because of mine enemies. ashamed for my cause; let not 20 Thou hast known my those that seek thee be con- reproof, my shame, and my founded through me, O LORD dishonour : mine adversaries God of Israel.
are all in thy sight. 7 And why? for thy sake 21 Thy rebuke hath broken have I suffered reproof; shame my heart; I am full of heavihath covereth my face.
ness: I looked for some to have 8 I am become a stranger pity on me, but there was no unto my brethren, even an alien man, neither found I any to unto my mother's children.
comfort me. 9 For the zeal of thine house 22 They gave me gall to eat; hath even eaten me, and the and when I was thirsty, they rebukes of them that rebuked gave me vinegar to drink. thee, are fallen upon me.
23 Let their table be 10 I wept, and chastened snare to take themselves withal; myself with fasting, and that and let the things that should was turned to my reproof. have been for their wealth, be
11 I put on sackcloth also, unto them an occasion of falling. and they jested upon me. 24 Let their eyes be blinded,
12 They that sit in the gate that they see not ; and ever speak against me, and the bow thou down their backs, drunkards make songs upon me.
25 Pour out thine indigna13 But, LORD, I make my tion upon them, and let thy prayer unto thee in an accepta- wrathful displeasure take hold ble time.
of them. 14 Hear me, O God, in the 26 Let their habitation be multitude of thy mercy, even void, and no man to dwell in in the truth of thy salvation. their tents.
15 Take me out of the mire, 27 For they persecute him that I sink not; O let me be whom thou hast smitten ; and delivered from them that hate they talk how they may vex me, and out of the deep waters. them whom thou hast wounded.
16 Let not the water-flood 28 Let them fall from one drown me, neither let the deep wickedness to another, and not swallow me up; and let not the come into thy righteousness. pit shut her mouth upon me. 29 Let them be wiped out
17 Hear me, O LORD, for of the book of the living, and thy loving kindness is com- not be written among the fortable; turn thee unto me righteous. according to the multitude of 30 As for me, when I am thy mercies :
poor and in heaviness, thy help, 18 And hide not thy facelo God, shall lift me up.
31 I will praise the name of THE FOURTEENTH DAY. God with a song, and magnify
MORNING PRAYER. it with thanksgiving. 32 This also shall please the
Psalm 71. In te, Domine, speravi. LORD, better than a bullock that IN thee, O LORD, have I put hath horns and hoofs.
my trust; let me never be put 33 The humble shall con- to confusion, but rid me, and sider this, and be glad: seek deliver me in thy righteousness; ye after God, and your soul incline thine ear unto me, and shall live.
34 For the Lord heareth the 2 Be thou my strong hold, poor, and despiseth not his whereunto I may alway resort : prisoners.
thou hast promised to help me, 35 Let heaven and earth for thou art my house of depraise him: the sea, and all fence, and my
castle. that moveth therein.
3. Deliver me, O my God, 36 For God will save Sion, out of the hand of the ungodly, and build the cities of Juda, out of the hand of the unrightthat men may dwell there, and eous and cruel man : have it in possession,
4 For thou, O LORD God, 37 The posterity also of his art the thing that I long for : servants shall inherit it; and thou art my hope, even from they that love his name shall my youth. dwell therein.
5 Through thee have I been
holden up ever since I was born: Psalm 70. Deus, in adjutorium.
thou art he that took me out HASTE thee, O God, to of my mother's womb: my deliver me; make haste to help praise shall be always of thee. me, O LORD,
6 I am become as it were a 2 Let them be ashamed and monster untò many, but my confounded, that seek after my sure trust is in thee. soul; let them be turned back, 70 let my mouth be filled ward and put to confusion, that with thy praise, that I may wish me evil.
sing of thy glory and honour 3 Let them for their reward all the day long. be soon brought to shame, that 8 Cast me not away in the cry over me, There, there. time of age; forsake me not
4 But let all those that seek when my strength faileth me: thee be joyful and glad in thee ; 9 For mine enemies speak and let all such as delight in against me ; and they that lay thy salvation say alway, The wait for my soul take their LORD be praised.
counsel together, saying, God 5 As for me, I am poor and hath forsaken him; persecute in misery : haste thee unto me, him, and take him ; for there is O God.
none to deliver him. 6 Thou art my helper, and 10 Go not far from me, O my Redeemer: O LORD, make God; my God, haste thee to no long tarrying.