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forth fruit. The heart is perverse above all things and unsearchable, who can know it? I, the Lord, who search the heart, and prove the reins: who give to every one according to his way, and according to the fruit of his devices. (Jer. 17.)

At other times.


BLESSED is the man that findeth

wisdom and is rich in prudence: The purchasing thereof is better than the merchandise of silver, and her fruit than the chiefest and purest gold she is more precious than all riches: and all the things that are desired, are not to be compared with her. Length of days is in her right hand, and in her left hand riches and glory. Her ways are beautiful ways, and all her paths are peaceable. She is a tree of life to them that lay hold of her: and he that shall retain her is blessed. The Lord by wisdom hath founded the earth; hath established the heavens by prudence. By His wisdom the depths have broken out, and the clouds grow thick with dew. My son, let not these things depart from thine eyes; keep the law and counsel: and there shall be life to thy soul, and grace to thy mouth. Then shalt thou walk confidently in thy way, and thy foot shall not stumble; if thou sleep, thou shalt not fear: thou shalt rest, and thy sleep shall be sweet. Be not afraid of sudden fear, nor of the power of the wicked falling upon thee: for the Lord will be at thy side, and will keep thy foot that thou be not taken. (Prov. 3.)

HYMN. Hominis superne Conditor.

AKER of man, from heaven, Thy throne,

MWho order'st all things, God alone:

By whose decree the teeming earth
To reptile and to beast gave birth :

The mighty forms that fill the land,
Instinct with life at Thy command,
Thou gav'st subdued to humankind
For service in their rank assigned.
From all Thy servants chase away
Whate'er of thought impure to-day
Would mingle with the heart's intent,
Or with the actions would be blent.
In heaven, Thine endless joys bestow,
But grant Thy gifts of grace below:
From chains of strife our souls release;
Bind fast the gentle bands of peace.
O Father, what we ask be done
Through Jesus Christ, Thine only Son;
Who with the Holy Ghost and Thee,
Doth live and reign eternally. Amen.

Then proceed as at page 68.


Anth. Thy mercy, O Lord, is great above the heavens and Thy truth even unto the clouds (alleluia).

Ps. 22. Dominus regit me.

THE Lord ruleth

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in a place of pasture, there hath He set me. He hath brought me up on the water of refreshment: He bath converted my soul.

He hath led me on the paths of justice: for His own Name's sake.

For though I should walk in the midst of the shadow of death: I will fear no evils, for Thou art with me.

Thy rod and Thy staff: they have comforted me. Thou hast prepared a table before me them that afflict me.


Thou hast anointed my head with oil and my chalice which inebriateth me, how goodly is it! And Thy mercy will follow me: all the days of my life.

And that I may dwell in the house of the Lord : unto length of days. Glory &c.


Ps. 95. Cantate Domino.

NING to the Lord a new canticle: sing to the Lord, all the earth.

Sing to the Lord and bless His Name: shew forth His salvation from day to day. Declare His glory among wonders among all people.

the Gentiles: His

For the Lord is great, and exceedingly to be praised: He is to be feared above all gods.

For all the gods of the Gentiles are devils: but the Lord made the heavens.

Praise and beauty are before Him: holiness and majesty in His sanctuary.

Bring to the Lord, O ye kindreds of the Gentiles, bring to the Lord glory and honour: bring to the Lord glory unto His Name.

Bring up sacrifices, and come into His courts: adore the Lord in His holy court.

Let all the earth be moved at His presence: say ye among the Gentiles, The Lord hath reigned.

For He hath corrected the world, which shall not be moved: He will judge the people with justice.

Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad, let the sea be moved, and the fulness thereof; the fields and all things that are in them shall be joyful. Then shall all the trees of the woods rejoice before

the face of the Lord, because He cometh: because He cometh to judge the earth.

He shall judge the world with justice and the people with His truth. Glory &c.


Ps. 118, pt. 20. Vide.

(EE my humiliation and deliver me: for I have not forgotten Thy law :

Judge my cause and redeem me: quicken me for Thy word's sake.

Salvation is far from sinners: because they have not sought Thy justifications.

Many, O Lord, are Thy mercies: quicken me according to Thy judgment.

Many are they that persecute me, and afflict me : but I have not declined from Thy testimonies.

I beheld the transgressors, and I pined away : because they kept not Thy word.

Behold I have loved Thy commandments, O Lord : quicken me Thou, in Thy mercy.

The beginning of Thy words is truth: all the judgments of Thy justice are for ever. Glory &c.

Ps. 118., pt. 21. Principes.

RINCES have persecuted me without cause:

pand my heart hath been in awe of Thy words.

I will rejoice at Thy words: as one that hath found great spoil.

I have hated and abhorred iniquity: but I have loved Thy law.

Seven times a day I have given praise to Thee: for the judgments of Thy justice.


Much peace have they that love Thy law and to them there is no stumbling-block.

I looked for Thy salvation, O Lord: and I loved Thy commandments.

My soul hath kept Thy testimonies: and hath loved them exceedingly.

I have kept Thy commandments and Thy testimonies: because all my ways are in Thy sight. Glory &c.


Ps. 118, pt. 22. Appropinquet.

ET my supplication, O Lord, come near in Thy sight give me understanding according to Thy word.


Let my request come in before Thee: deliver Thou me according to Thy word.

My lips shall utter a hymn: when Thou shalt teach me Thy justifications.

My tongue shall pronounce Thy word: because all Thy commandments are justice.

Let Thine hand be with me to save me for I have chosen Thy precepts.

I have longed for Thy salvation, O Lord: and Thy law is my meditation.

My soul shall live and shall praise Thee and Thy judgments shall help me.

I have gone astray like a sheep that is lost: seek Thy servant, because I have not forgotten Thy commandments. Glory &c.

Anth. Thy mercy, O Lord, is great above the heavens and Thy truth even unto the clouds (alleluia).


HUS saith the Lord God, Cry

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In Advent, Lent, and on fast days. like a trumpet, and show my people their wicked doings, and the house of Jacob their sins. For they seek me from day to day, and desire to know my ways, as a nation that hath done justice, and hath

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