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10 More to be desired are they), 2 Thou hast given him bis than gold, yea, than much fine heart's desire, and hast not degold; sweeter also than honey, nied him the request of his lips. and the honey-comb.

3 For thou shalt prevent him 11 Moreover, by them is thy with the blessings of goodness, servant taught; and in keeping and shalt set a crown of pure of them there is great reward. gold upon his head.

12 Who can tell how oft he of. 4 He asked life of thee, and fendeth? O cleanse thou me from thou gavest bim a long life, even my secret faults.

for ever and ever. 13 Keep thy servant also from 5 His honour is great in thy presumptuous sins, lest they get salvation; glory and great wor. the dominion over me; so shall I ship shalt thou lay upon him. be undefiled, and innocent from 6 For thou shalt give him everthe great offence.

lasting felicity, and make him 14 Let the words of my mouth, glad with the joy of thy counte. and the meditation of my heart, nance. be alway acceptable in thy sight, 17 And why? because the King

15 O Lord, my strength, and putteth his trust in the Lord; my Redeemer.

and in the mercy of the most Psalm 20. Exaudiut te Doninus. Highest, he shall not miscarry. The bordbear thee in the 8 All thine enemies shall feel

day of trouble; the name of thy hand; thy right hand shall the God of Jacob defend thee: find out them that hate thee.

2 Send thee help from the 9 Thou shalt make them like Sanctuary, and strengthen thee a fiery oven in time of thy wrath: out of Sion:

the Lord shall destroy them in 3 Remember all thy offerings, his displeasure, and the fire shall and accept thy burnt-sacrifice: consume them.

4 Grant thee thy heart's de- 10 Their fruit shalt thou root sire, and fulfil all thy mind. out of the earth, and their seed

5 We will rejoice in thy salva- from among the children of men. tion, and triumph in the name of 11 For they intended mischiel the Lord our God: the Lord per- against thee, and imagined such form all thy petitions.

a device as they are not able to 6 Now know I that the Lord perform. helpeth his Anointed, and will 12 Therefore shalt thou put hear him from his holy heaven, them to flight, and the strings of even with the wholesomestrength thy bow shalt thou make ready of his right hand.

against the face of them. 7 Some put their trust in cha- 13 Be thou exalted, Lord, in riots, and some in horses; but we thine own strength ; so will we will remember the name of the sing and praise thy power. Lord our God.

EVENING PRAYER. 8 They are brought down and Psalm 22. Deus, Deus meus. stand upright.

me! why hast thou forsaken 9 Save, Lord; and hear us, o me, and art so far from my health, King of heaven, when we call and from the words of my comupon thee.

plaint ? Psalm 21. Domine, in virtute tua. 2 O my God, I cry in the dar.

THE King shall rejoice in thy time, but thou hearest not: and in glad shall he bc of thiy salvation, rest.

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3 And thou continuest holy, 010 Lord; thou art my succour, thou worship of Israel.

haste thee to help me. 4 Our fathers hoped in thee; 20 Deliver my soul from the they trusted in thee, and thou sword, my darling from the pow. didst deliver them.

er of the dog. 5 They called upon thee, and 21 Save me from the lion's were holpen; they put their trust mouth; thou hast heard me also in thee, and were not confounded. from among the horns of the uni

6 But as for me, I am a worm, corns. and no man; a very scorn of men, 22 I will declare thy nameunto and the outcast of the people. my brethren; in the midst of the

7 All they that see me, laugh congregation will I praise thee. me to scorn; they shoot out their 23 Opraise the Lord, ye that lips, and shake their heads, say- fear him; magnify him, all ye of ing,

the seed of Jacob; and fear him, 8 He trusted in God, that he all ye seed of Israel. would deliver him; let him deli- 24 For he hath not despised nor ver him, if he will have him. abborred the low estate of the

9 But thou art he that took me poor; he hath not hid his face out of my mother's womb; thou from him; but when he called wast my hope, when I hanged unto him, he heard him. yet upon my mother's breasts.

-25 My praise is of thee in the 10*I have been left unto thee great congregation; my vows will ever since I was born; thou art perform in the sight of them that my God even from my mother's fear him. womb.

26. The poor shall eat, and be 11 O go not from me; for satisfied; they that seek after the trouble is hard at hand, and there Lord, shall praise him: your heart is none to help me.

shall live for ever. 12 Many oxen are come about 27 All the ends of the world me; fat bulls of Basan close me in shall remember themselves, and on every side.

be turned unto the Lord; and all 13 They gape upon me with the kindreds of the nations shall their mouths, as it were a ramp- worship before him. ing and a roaring lion.

28 For the kingdom is the 14 I am poured out like water, Lord's, and he is the Governor and all my bones are out of joint; among the people. my heart also in the midst of my 29 Åll such as be fat upon earth body is even like melting wax. have eaten, and worshipped.

15 My strength is dried up like 30 All they that go down into a potsherd, and my tongue cleav- the dust shall kneel before him, eth to my gums, and thou shalt and no man hath quickened his bring me into the dust of death.

16 For many dogs are come 31 My seed shall serve him; about me, and the council of the they shall be counted unto the wicked layeth siege against me. Lord for a generation.

17 They pierced my hands and 32 They shall come and the heamy feet: I may tell all my bones: vens shall declare his righteous. they stand staring and looking ness unto a people that shall be upon me.

born, whom ibe Lord hath made. 18 They part my garments Psalm 23. Dominus regit me. among them, and cast lots upon Therefore in microhard;

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pasture, and lead me forth beside, 10 Who is the King of glory? the waters of comfort.

even the Lord of hosts, be is the 3 He shall convert my soul, King of glory. and bring me forth in the paths of Psalm 25. Ad te, Domine, levavi.

INTO the valley of the shadow of death, put my trust in thee: O let me not I will fear no evil; for thou art be confounded, neither let mine with me, thy rod and thy staff enemies triumph over me. comfort me.

2 For all they that hope in thee 5 Thou shalt prepare a table be- shall not be ashamed; but such fore me against them that trouble as transgress without a cause, me; thou hast anointed head shall be put to confusion. with oil, and my cup shall be full, 3 Show me thy ways, O Lord,

6 But thy loving-kindness and and teach me thy paths. mercy shall follow me all the 4 Lead me forth in thy truth, days of my life; and I will dwell and learn me; for thou art the in ihe house of the Lord for ever. God of my salvation: in thee hath

been my hope all the day long. The fifth Day.

5 Call to remembrance, O Lord, MORNING PRAYER. thy tender mercies and thy loving Psalm 24. Domini est terra. kindnesses, which have been ever THE earth is the Lord's, and of old.

6 O remember not the sins and pass of the world, and they that offences of my youth; but accord. dwell therein.

ing to thy mercy think thou upon 2 For he hath founded it upon me, O Lord, for thy goodness. the seas, and prepared it upon Ž Gracious and righteous is the the floods.

Lord; therefore will be teach sin3 Who shall ascend into the hill ners in the way. of the Lord? or who shall rise up 8 Them that are meek shall he in his holy place?

guide in judgment; and such as are 4 Even he that hath clean gentle,them shall he learn his way. Hands, and a pure heart; and that 9 All the paths of the Lord are hath not lift up his mind unto va- mercy and truth, unto such as keep nity, nor sworn to deceive his his covenant and his testimonies. neighbour.

10 Forthy name's sake, O Lord 5 He shall receive the blessing be merciful unto my sin; for it from the Lord, and righteousness great. from the God of his salvation, 11 What man is he that fea.....

6 This is the generation of them the Lord? him shall he teach in that seek him; even of them that the way that he shall choose. seek thy face, O Jacob.

12 His soul shall dwell at ease, 7 Lift up your heads, O ye and his seed shall inherit the land. gates; and be ye lift up, ye ev. 13 The secret of the Lord is erlasting doors; and the King of among them that fear him, and be glory shall come in.

will show them his covenant. 8'Who is the King of glory ? it 14 Mine eyes are ever looking is the Lord strong and mighty, unto the Lord; for he shall piuck even the Lord mighty in battle. my feet out of the net.

9 Lift up your heads, 0 ye 15 Turn thee unto me, and gates ; and be ye lift up, ye ever- have mercy upon me; for I ain Jasting doors; and the King of desolate, and in misery. glory shall come in.

10 The scrrows of my heart

are enlarged: O bring thou me

EVENING PRAYER. out of my troubles.

.17 Look upon my adversity and Psalm 27. Dominus illuminatio. miserend dergive me all my sin, The Lord is my light and my many they are; and they bear a fear? the Lord is the strength of tyrannous hate against me. my life, of whom then shall I be

19 O keep my soul, and deliver afraid? me: let me not be confounded, 2 When the wicked, even mine for I have put my trust in thee. enemies and my foes, came upon

20 Let perfectness and righte- me to eat up my flesh, they stum. pus dealing wait upon me;for my bled and fell. hope hath been in thee.

3 Though an host of men were 21 Deliver Israel, o God, out laid against me, yet shall not my of all his troubles.

heart be afraid; and though there Psalm 26. Judica me, Domine.

rose up war against me, yet will

I put my trust in thee. thou my judge, O Lord, 4 One thing have I desired of trust hath been also in the Lord, even that I may dwell in the therefore shall I not fall.

house of the Lord all the days of 2 Examine me, O Lord, and my life, to behold the fair beauprove me; try out my reins and ty of the Lord, and to visit his my heart.

temple. 3 For thy loving-kindness is 6 For in the time of trouble he ever before mine eyes; and I will shall hide me in his tabernacle; walk in the truth.

yea, in the secret place of his 4 I have not dwelt with vain dwelling shall he hide me, and persons; neither will I have fel- set me up upon a rock of stone. lowship with the deceitful. 6 And now shall he lift up mine

51 bave hated the congregation head above mine enemies round of the wicked; and will not sit about me. among the ungodly.

hy Therefore will I offer in bis 6 I will wash my hands in inno-dwelling an oblation, with great cency, O Lord; and so will I go gladness: I will sing and speak to thine altar.

praises unto the Lord. 7 That I may show the voice 8 Hearken unto my voice, O of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy Lord, when I cry unto thee; have wondrous works.

mercy upon me, and hear me. 8 Lord, I have loved the hab- 9 My heart bath talked of thee, itation of thy house, and the place Seek ye my face: thy face, Lord, where thine honour dwelleth. will I seek.

9 o shut not up my soul with 10 O hide not thou thy face the sinners, nor my life with the from me, nor cast thy servant blood-thirsty;

away in displeasure. 10 In whose hands is wicked- 11 Thou hast been my succour; Dess, and their right hand is full leave me not, neither forsake me, of gifts.

O God of my salvation. Il But as for me, I will walk 12 When my father and my innocently: 0 deliver me, and be mother forsake me, the Lord tak merciful unto me.

eth me up 12 Myfoot standeth right: I will 13 Teach me thy way, O Lord, praise the Lord in the congrega- and lead me in the

right way, betions.

cause of mine enemies.

14 Deliver me not overinto the ance: feed them, and set them up will of mine adversaries: forthere for ever. are false witnesses risen up! Psalm 29. Afferte Domino. against me, and such as speak B

RING unto the Lord, O ye wrong.

mighty, bring young rams 15 I should utterly have fainted, unto the Lord; ascribe unto the but that I believe verily to see the Lord worship and strength. goodness of the Lord in the land 2 Give the Lord the honour of the living

due unto his name; worship the 16 O tarry thou the Lord's lei- Lord with holy worship. sure; be strong, and he shall com- 3 It is the Lord that command. fort thine heart; and put thou thy eth the waters; it is the glorious trust in the Lord.

God that maketh the thunder. Psalm 28. Ad te, Domine. 4 It is the Lord that ruleth the

NTO thee will I cry, O Lord, sea; the voice of the Lord is mighof me; lest, if thou make as though Lord is a glorious voice. thou hearest not, I become like 5 The voice of the Lord breakthem that go down into the pit. eth the cedar trees; yea, the Lord

2 Hear the voice of my humble breaketh the cedars of Libanus. petitions, when I cry unto thee; 6 He maketh them also to skip when I hold up my hands to- like a calf; Libanus also and Si. wards the mercy-seat of thy holy rion like a young unicorn. temple.

7 The voice of the Lord divid. 30 pluck me not away, neither eth the flames of fire; the voice destroy me with the ungodly and of the Lord shaketh the wilderwicked doers,which speak friend-ness; yea, the Lord shaketh the ly to their neighbours, but ima- wilderness of Cades. gine mischief in their hearts. 8 The voice of the Lord maketh

4 Reward, them according to the hinds to bring forth young, their deeds, and according to the and discovereth the thick bushes: wickedness of their own inven- in his temple doth every man tions.

speak of his honour. 5 Recompense them after the 9 The Lord sitteth above the work of their hands; pay them water flood, and the Lord remainthat they have deserved. eth a King for ever.

6 For they regard not in their 10 The Lord shall give strength mind the works of the Lord, nor unto his people; the Lord shall the operation of his hands; there- give his people the blessing of fore shall he break them down, peace. and not build them up. 7 Praised be the Lord; for he

The sixth Day. hath heard the voice of my hum- MORNING PRAYER. ble petitions,

Psalm 30. Exaltabo te, Domine. 8 The Lord is my strength, and WILL magnify thee, O Lord; my shield; my heart hath trusted for thou hast set me up, and not in him, and I am helped; there- made my foes to triumph over me. fore my heart danceth for joy, 2 O Lord, my God, I cried unto and in my song will I praise him. thee; and thou hast healed me.

9 The Lord is my strength, and 3 Thou, Lord, hast brougbt my he is the wholesome defence of soulout of hell: thou hast kept my his Anointed.

lite from them that go down to 10 O save thy people, and give the pit. thy blessing unto thine inherit-l 4 Sing praises unto the Lord, U

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