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Psalm 3. Domine, quid multiplicati? | and in your chamber, and be

LORD, how are they in- still. creased that trouble me? many

5 Offer the sacrifice of rightare they that rise against me.

eousness, and put your trust in 2 Many one there be that the LORD.

6 There be many say of my soul, There is no help for him in his God,

Who will show us any good ? 3 But thou, O Lorn, art my

7 LORD, lift thou up the light defender; thou art my worship, of thy countenance upon us. and the lifter up


8 Thou hast put gladness in 4 I did call upon the Lord my heart, since the time that with my voice, and he heard me

their corn, and wine, and oil

increased. out of his holy hill, 5 I laid me down and slept,

9 I will lay me down in and rose up again ; for the peace, and take my rest; for it LORD sustained me.

is thou LORD only that makest 6 I will not be afraid for ten me dwell in safety. thousands of the people, that PSALM 5. Verba mea auribus. have set themselves against me round about.

PONDER my words, O LORD, 7 Up, LORD, and help me,



meditation. my God; for thou smitest all

2 O hearken thou unto the mine enemies upon the cheek voice of my calling, my King, bone : thou hast broken the and my God: for unto thee will teeth of the ungodly.

I make my prayer. 8 Salvation belongeth unto

3 My voice shalt thou hear the Lord; and thy blessing is betimes, O. LORD; early in the upon thy people.

morning will I direct my prayer

unto thee, and will look up. PSALM 4. Cum invocarem,

4 For thou art the God that HEAR me, when I call, 0 hast no pleasure in wickedness ; God of my righteousness : thou neither shall any evil dwell hast set me at liberty, when I with thee. was in trouble ; have mercy 5 Such as be foolish, shall upon me, and hearken unto my not stand in thy sight ; for prayer.

thou hatest all them that work 2 0 ye sons of men, how vanity. long will ye blaspheme mine 6 Thou shalt destroy them honour, and have such pleasure that speak lies : the LORD will in vanity, and seek after false- abhor both the blood-thirsty hood ?

and deceitful man. 3 Know this also, that the 7 But as for me, I will come Lord hath chosen to himself into thine house, even upon the the man that is godly; when multitude of thy mercy, and in I call upon the Lord he will thy fear will I worship toward hear me.

thy holy temple. 4 Stand in awe, and sin not; 8 Lead me, O LORD, in thy commune with your own heart, righteousness, because of mine

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enemies ; make thy way plain trouble, and worn away because before


of all mine enemies.
9 For there is no faithfulness 8 Away from me all


that in his mouth; their inward parts work vanity; for the LORD are very wickedness.

hath heard the voice of my 10 Their throat is an open weeping. sepulchre; they flatter with 9 The LORD hath heard my their tongue.

petition; the LORD will receive 11 Destroy thou them, O my prayer. GOD; let them perish through 10 All mine enemies shall be their own imaginations ; cast confounded, and sore vexed; them out in the multitude of they shall be turned back, and their ungodliness; for they have put to shame suddenly, rebelled against thee. 12 And let all them that put

PSALM 7. Domine, Deus meus. their trust in thee rejoice: they O LORD, my God, in thee shall ever be giving of thanks, have I put my trust : save me because thou defendest them; from all them that persecute they that love thy name shall me, and deliver me; be joyful in thee :

2 Lest he devour my soul 13 For thou, LORD, wilt givel like a lion, and tear it in pieces, thy blessing unto the righteous, I while there is none to help. and with thy favourable kind- 3 O Lord my God, if I have ness wilt thou defend him, as done any such thing; or if there with a shield.


wickedness in my hands; 4 If I have rewarded evil

unto him that dealt friendly Psalm 6. Domine, ne in furore, with me; yea, I have delivered

O LORD, rebuke me not him that without any cause is in thine indignation, neither mine enemy; chasten me in thy displeasure. 5 Then let mine enemy per

2 Have mercy upon me, o secute my soul, and take me. Lord, for I am weak: 0 LORD, yea, let him tread my life down heal me, for my bones are upon the earth, and lay mine vexed.

honour in the dust. 3 My soul also is sore trou- 6 Stand up, O LORD, in thy bled : but, Lord, how long wilt wrath, and lift up thyself, thou punish me?

because of the indignation of 4 Turn thee, O LORD, and mine enemies ; arise up for me deliver my soul; O save me, for in the judgment that thou hast thy mercies' sake:

commanded : 5 For in death no

ng And so shall the congreremembereth thee ; and who gation of the people come about will give thee thanks in the pit? thee: for their sakes therefore

6 I am weary of my groaning: lift up thyself again. every night wash I my bed, and 8 The LORD shall judge the water my couch with my tears. people : give sentence with me,

7 My beauty is gone for very 10 LORD, according to my




righteousness, and according 3 For I will consider thy to the innocency that is in me. heavens, even the works of thy

9 O let the wickedness of the fingers ; the moon and the stars ungodly come to an end; but which thou hast ordained. guide thou the just.

4 What is man, that thou 10 For the righteous God art mindful of him ? and the trieth the very hearts and reins. son of man that thou visitest

11 My help cometh of God, him? who preserveth them that are 5 Thou madest him lower true of heart.

than the angels, to crown him 12 God is a righteous judge, with glory and worship. strong, and patient; and Godis 6 Thou makest him to have provoked every day.

dominion of the works of thy 13 If a man will not turn, he hands : and thou hast put all will whet his sword; he hath things in subjection under his bent his bow, and made it ready. feet ;

14 He hath prepared for him 7 All sheep and oxen; yea, the instruments of death ; he and the beasts of the field; ordaineth his arrows against the 8 The fowls of the air, and persecutors.

the fishes of the sea ; and 15 Behold, he travaileth with whatsoever walketh through mischief; he hath conceived the paths of the seas. sorrow, and brought forth un- 9* O Lord, our Governor, godliness.

how excellent is thy name in 16 He hath graven and digged all the world ! up a pit, and is fallen himself into the destruction that he made for other:

THE SECOND DAY. 17 For his travail shall come

MORNING PRAYER. upon his own head, and his wickedness shall fall on his own

PSALM 9. Confitebor tibi. pate.

I WILL give thanks unto 18 I will give thanks unto thee, O LORD, with my whole the LORD, according to his heart; I will speak of all thy righteousness; and I will praise marvellous works. the name of the LORD most 2 I will be glad and rejoice high.

in thee; yea, my songs will I

make of thy name, O thou Most Psalm 8. Domine, Dominus noster.

Highest. O LORD, our Governor, how 3 While mine enemies are excellent is thy name in all the driven back, they shall fall and world ; thou that hast set thy perish at thy presence: glory above the heavens ! 4 For thou hast maintained

2 Out of the mouth of very my right and my cause; thou babes and sucklings hast thou art set in the throne that judgest ordained strength, because of right. thine enemies, that thou mightest 5 Thou hast rebuked the still the enemy and the avenger. heathen, and destroyed the ungodly; thou hast put out¡ turned into hell, and all the their name for ever and ever. people that forget God.

6 O thou enemy, destructions 18 For the poor shall not are come to a perpetual end; alway be forgotten; the patient even as the cities which thou abiding of the meek shall not hast destroyed, their memorial perish for ever. is perished with them.

19 Up, LORD, and let not 7 But the LORD shall endure man have the upper hand; let for ever; he hath also prepared the heathen be judged in thy his seat for judgment.

sight. 8 For he shall judge the 20 Put them in fear, O LORD, world in righteousness, and that the heathen may know minister true judgment unto the themselves to be but men. people. 9 The LORD also 'will be

Psalm 10. Ut quid, Domine ? a defence for the oppressed, WHY standest thou so far even a refuge in due time of off, O LORD, and hidest thy face trouble.

in the needful time of trouble? 10 And they that know thy 2 The ungodly, for his own name will put their trust in lust, doth persecute the poor: thee; for thou, Lord, hast let them be taken in the never failed them that seek crafty wiliness that they have thee.

imagined 11 O praise the LORD which 3 For the ungodly hath made dwelleth in Sion; show the boast of his own heart's desire, people of his doings ;

and speaketh good of the covet 12 For when he maketh ous, whom God abhorreth. inquisition for blood, he remem- 4 The ungodly is so proud, bereth them, and forgetteth not that he careth not for God, the complaint of the poor. neither is God in all his

13 Have mercy upon me, 0 thoughts. LORD; consider the trouble 5 His ways are alway grievwhich I suffer of them that hate ous; thy judgments are far me, thou that liftest me up from above out of his sight, and therethe gates of death ;

fore defieth he all his enemies. 14 That I may show all thy 6 For he hath said in his praises within the ports of the heart, Tush, I shall never be daughter of Sion: I will rejoice cast down, there shall no harm in thy salvation.

happen unto me. 15 The heathen are sunk 7 His mouth is full of cursing, down in the pit that they made; deceit, and fraud; under his in the same net which they hid tongue is ungodliness and privily is their foot taken.

vanity. 16 The LORD is known to 8 He sítteth lurking in the execute judgment; the ungodly thievish corners of the streets, is trapped in the work of his and privily in his lurking dens own hands.

doth he murder the innocent ; 17 The wicked shall be his eyes are set against the poor

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the poor.

9 For he lieth waiting se- | that she should flee as a bird cretly; even as a lion lurketh unto the hill ? he in his den, that he may 2 For lo, the ungodly bend ravish the poor.

their bow, and make ready their 10 He doth ravish the poor, arrows within the quiver, that when he getteth him into his net. they inay privıly shoot at them

11 He falleth down and which are true of heart. humbleth himself, that the con- 3 For the foundations will be gregation of the poor may fall cast down; and what hath the into the hands of his captains. righteous done?

12 He that saith in his heart, 4 The LORD is in his holy Tush, God hath forgotten; he temple; the Lord's seat is in hideth away his face, and he heaven. will never see it.

5 His

consider the poor, 13 Arise, O LORD God, and and his eye-lids try the children lift up thine hand; forget not of men.

6 The LORD alloweth the 14 Wherefore should the righteous; but the ungodly, and wicked blaspheme God, while him that delighteth in wickedhe doth say in his heart, Tush, ness, doth his soul abhor. thou God carest not for it? 7 Upon the ungodly he shall

15 Surely thou hast seen it; rain snares, fire and brimstone, for thou beholdest ungodliness storm and tempest: this shall

be their portion to drink. 16 That thou mayest take 8 For the righteous LORD the matter into thy hand : the loveth righteousness : his counpoor committeth himself unto tenance will behold the thing thee; for thou art the helper that is just.

; of the friendless.

EVENING PRAYER. 17 Break thou the power of the ungodly and malicious ;

PSALM 12. Salvum me fac. take away his ungodliness, and HELP me, LORD, for there thou shalt find none.

is not one godly man left ; 18 The LORD is King for for the faithful are minished ever and ever, and the heathen from among the children of are perished out of the land.

19 LORD, thou hast heard 2 They talk of vanity every the desire of the poor; thou one with his neighbour ; they preparest their heart, and thine do but flatter with their lips, ear hearkeneth thereto.

and dissemble in their double 20 To help the fatherless heart. and poor unto their right, that 3 The LORD shall root out the man of the earth be no more all deceitful lips, and the tongue exalted against them.

that speaketh proud things :

4 Which have said, With our Psalm 11. In Domino confido.

tongue will we prevail; we are IN the LORD put I my trust; they that ought to speak : who how say ye then to my soul, lis Lord over us?

and wrong,


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