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Wash me thrvughly from my wickedness : and cleanse me from my sin.

For I acknowledge my faults: and my sin is ever be

fore me.

Against Thee only have I sinned, and done this evil in Thy sight: that Thou mightest be justified in Thy saying, and clear when Thou art judged.

Behold, I was shapen in wickedness: and in sin hath my mother conceived me.

But lo, Thou requirest truth in the inward parts: and shalt make me to understand wis. dom secretly:

Thou shalt purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean : Thou shalt wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Thou shalt make me hear of joy and gladness : that the bones which Thou hast broken may rejoice.

Turn Thy face from my sins: and put out all my misdeeds.

Make me a clean heart, O God: and renew a right spirit within me.

Cast me not away from Thy presence: and take not Thy Holy Spirit from me.

O give me the comfort of Thy help again : and stablish me with Thy free Spirit.

Then shall I teach Thy

ways unto the wicked : and sinners shall be converted unto Thee.

Deliver me from blood. guiltiness, O God, Thou that art the God of my health : and my tongue shall sing of Thy righteousness.

Thou shalt open my lips, O Lord : and my mouth shall show Thy praise.

For Thou desirest no sacrifice, else would I give it Thee : but Thou delightest not in burnt-offerings.

The sacrifice of God is a troubled spirit: a broken and contrite heart, O God, shalt Thou not despise.

O be favourable and gracious unto Sion : build Thou the walls of Jerusalem.

Then shalt Thou be pleased with the sacrifice of righteousness, with the burnt-offerings and oblations: then shall they offer young bullocks upon Thine Altar.

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For my days are consumed And why? Thy servants away like smoke: and my think upon her stones: and it bones are burnt up as it were pitieth them to see her in the a fire brand.

dust. My heart is smitten down, The heathen shall fear Thy and withered like grass : So Name, O Lord: and all the that I forget to eat my bread. kings of the earth Thy Ma

For the voice of my groan- jesty : ing: my groans will scarce When the Lord shall build cleave to my flesh.

up Sion : and when His glory I am become like a pelican

shall appear : in the wilderness : and like an When he turneth Him unto owl that is in the desert. the prayer of the poor desti

I have watched, and am tute: and despiseth not their even as it were a sparrow : desire. that sitteth alone upon the

This shall be written for house-top.

those that come after: and the Mine enemies revile me all people which shall be born the day long: and they that shall praise the Lord. are mad upon me are sworn For He hath looked down together against me.

from His sanctuary: out of For I have eaten ashes as it the heaven did the Lord bewere bread: and mingled iny hold the earth; drink with weeping;

That He might hear the And that because of Thine murmurings of such as are in indignation and wrath : for captivity : and deliver the Thou hast taken me up and children appointed unto death ; cast me down.

That they may declare the My days are gone like a Name of the Lord in Sion : shadow : and I am withered and His worship at Jerusalem : lik: · grass.

When the people are gathBut, Thou, O Lord, shalt ered together : and the kingendure for over: and Thy re- doms also, to serve the Lord. membrance throughout all He brought down

my generations.

strength in my journey: and Thou shalt arise and have

shortened my days. mercy upon Sion : for it is time But I said, O my Gd, take that Thou have mercy upon

me not away in the midst of her, yea, the time is come. mine age: as for my years,


watch, I say, before the morning watch.

Israel, trust in the Lord, for with the Lord there is mercy; and with Him is plenteous redemption.

And He shall redeem Israel: from all his sius.

they endure throughout all generations.

Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth : and the heavens are the work of Thy hands.

They shall perish, but Thou shalt endure: they all shall wax old as doth a garment ;

And as a vesture shalt Tho change them, and they shall be changed: but Thou art the same, and Thy years shall not fail.

The children of Thy servants shall continue: and their seed shall stand fast in Thy sight.


Psalm cxxx. De profundis. OUT of the deep have !

called unto Thee, O Lord : Lord, hear my voice.

Olet Thine ears consider well: the voice of my complaint.

If T'hou, Lord, wilt be extreme to mark what is done amiss : O Lord, who may abide it?

For there is mercy with Thee: therefore shalt Thou be feared.

I look for the Lord: my soul doth wait for Him : in His Word is my trust.

My soul seeth unto the Lord; before the morning

Psalm cxliii. Domine,

exaudi. HEA EAR

my prayer, O Lord, and consider my desire : hearken unto for Thy truth and righteousness' sake.

And enter not iuto judgement with Thy servant: for in Thy sight shall no man living be justified.

For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my life down to the ground: he hath laid me in the darkness, as the men that have been long dead.

Therefore is my spirit vexed within me: and my heart within me is desolate.

Yet do I remember the time past : I muse upon all Thy works :

: yea, I exerci e myself in the works of Thy nands.

| stretch forth my hands unto Thee: my soul gaspeth unto Thee as a thirsty land.

Hear me, O Lord, and that soon, for my spirit waxeth faint: hide not Thy face from


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me, lest I be like unto them wonian of Canaan and to Mary. that go down into the pit. Magdalene, Who forgavest the o let me hear Thy loving- publican and

the penitent kindness betimes in the morn- thief. To Thee, most holy ing, for in Thee is my trust : God; I confess my sins, which, show Thou me the way that I if I would, I cannot hide from should walk In, for I lift up Thy sight: Have mercy upon my soul unto 'Thee.

me, o Christ, for I have exDeliver me, O Lord, from ceedingly offended Thee in mine enemies: for I fee unto thought, word, and deed ; Thee to hide me.

Through my fault, through my Teach me to do the thing fault, through my most grievous that pleaseth Thee, for Thou fault. Therefore I most humbly art my God: let Thy loving beseech Thee, O Christ, Who Spirit lead me forth into the for my sake descendest from land of tighteousness.

Heaven, have mercy on me. Quicken me, O Lord, for Thou art my Creator and Thy Name's sake : and for Helper, my Maker and Re

Thy righteousness' sake bring deemer, my Ruler and most my soul out of trouble. indulgent Father. Thou art

And of Thy goodness slay my Strength and Refuge, my mine enemies : and destroy all Hope and Resurrection, my them that vex my soul; for J life and eternal felicity. If I am Thy servant.

have committed that for which Thou mayest condemn me,

yet Thou hast not lost that O MAKER of Heaven and whereby Thou canst forgive King

not my and Lord of lords, Who out of O Lord, overcome Thy goodnothing createdst me to Thine ness. Spare me, O my dearest own image, and redeemedst me Saviour, and take compassion with Thy most precious Blood, on my sinful soul. To whom Whom I, a sinner, am not should I Ay but to Thee? If worthy to name nor so much Thou cast me off, who will

to think on, I humbly receive me? If 'Thou despise desire that Thou wouldest me and turn away Thy Face look upon me in Thy pity, from me, who shall look on and have compassion upon me,

me? Receive me, therefore, Who showedst mercy to the O my gracious Lord, return



ing to Thee, though sinful passion, to wash my guilty, and unworthy; for if I am wretched, wounded soul with impure, Thou canst make me Thy most precious Blood until clean; if I am sick, Thou I am wholly and perfectly canst. heal me; if I am dead cleansed. Turn not, O Lord, and buried, Thou canst revive Thy Face from me, but of me. Thy mercy is far greater Thine infinite mercy look upon than my iniquity, and Thou me as Thou didst” upon the canst forgive more than I can sinful woman at Thy feet, offend. Consider not, there- upon $. Peter in the high fore, O Lord, the number of priest's house, and upon the my sins; but, according to the thief upon the Cross. Give greatness of Thy mercy, par- me a true knowledge of my don all my transgressions. Say sins, and a fitting sorrow for to my soul, I am Thy salvation, them. Pardon me. Take Who saidst' to all the world, away from me every evil that I will not the death of a sin- dwells in my heart, O Thou ner, but rather that he should Who hast said, If I be lifted be converted and live. Con- up from the earth, I will draw vert me to Thee, O Lord, and all men unto Me. Wherefore make me to live hereafter in pray Thee, O Redeemer of greater fear of offending Thee. my soul, draw me unto Thee, Make me to direct all my ac- and cleanse me of my secret tions to Thy honour, and dili- sins. 0 True Light, illumine gently to redeem the time I have the darkness of my heart. O misspent; that, by a holy life, I Eternal Fire of Love, destroy may be brought to a happy in me my sins and vices. Come death, and rejoice with Thee and visit my sickly soul, purify to all eternity. Amen.

my conscience, and make me

a dwelling-place pleasing unto O

Thee. O most loving Lord, Christ, I am a wretched stretched upon the Tree of the and unhappy sinner, who have Cross, draw me out of the wounded Thee, and have again pollution of my sins, and, and again crucified Thee by having cleansed me from every my sins. I kneel before Thet, stain, receive me for Thine my Judge, and yet my Saviour,

0 Thou Who was guilty of many offences, in- nailed and pierced for me, ploring Thee, by Thy com- how wast Thou wounded for


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