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out of heaven, and the Highest 25 With the holy thou shalt gave his thunder; hail-stones be holy, and with a perfect man and coals of fire.

thou shalt be perfect. 14 He sent out his arrows, 26 With the clean thou shalt and scattered them; he cast be clean, and with the froward forth lightnings, and destroyed thou shalt learn frowardness. them.

27 For thou shalt save the 15 The springs of waters were people that are in adversity, seen, and the foundations of the and shalt bring down the high round world were discovered looks of the proud. at thy chiding, O Lord, at the 28 Thou also shalt light

my blasting of the breath of thy candle ; the LORD

my

GOD displeasure.

shall make my darkness to be 16 He shall send down from light. on high to fetch me, and shall 29 For in thee I shall distake me out of many waters. comfit an host of men, and with

17 He shall deliver me from the help of my God I shall leap my strongest enemy, and from over the wall. them which hate me; for they 30 The way of God is an are too mighty for me. undefiled way; the word of the

18 They prevented me in the LORD also is tried in the fire : day of my trouble; but the he is the defender of all them LORD was my upholder. that put their trust in him.

19 He brought me forth also 31 For who is God, but the into a place of liberty; he LORD? who brought me forth, even because strength, except our God? he had a favour unto me.

32It is God that girdeth 20 The LORD shall reward me with strength of war, and me after my righteous dealing, maketh my way perfect. according to the cleanness of 33 He maketh my feet like my hands shall he recompense harts' feet, and setteth me up

on high. 21 Because I have kept the 34 He teacheth mine hands ways of the LORD, and have not to fight, and mine arms shall forsaken my God, as the wicked break even a bow of steel. doth.

35 Thou hast given me the 22 For I have an eye unto defence of thy salvation; thy all his laws, and will not cast right hand also shall hold me out his commandments from up, and thy loving correction

shall make me great. 23 I was also uncorrupt 36 Thou shalt mal before him, and eschewed mine enough under me for to go, that own wickedness.

my footsteps shall not slide. 24 Therefore shall the LORD 37 I will follow upon mine reward me after my righteous enemies, and overtake them ; dealing, and according unto neither will I turn again till I the cleanness of my hands in have destroyed them. his eye-sight.

38 I will smite them, that

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hath any

me.

me.

room

they shall not be able to stand, l. 51 Great prosperity giveth but fall under my feet. he unto his king, and showeth

39 Thou hast girded me with loving kindness unto David, his strength unto the battle; thou anointed, and unto his seed for shalt throw down minė enemies evermore. under me.

40 Thou hast made mine enemies also to turn their backs THE FOURTH DAY. upon me, and I shall destroy

MORNING PRAYER. them that hate me.

PSALM 19. Cæli enarrant. 41 They shall cry, but there shall be none to help them ;

THE heavens declare the yea, even unto the LORD shall glory of God; and the firmathey cry, but he shall not hear ment showeth his handy work. them.

2 One day telleth another; 42 I will beat them as small and one night certifieth another. as the dust before the wind : I 3 There is neither speech will cast them out as the clay nor language; but their voices in the streets.

are heard among them. 43 Thou shalt deliver me 4 Their sound is gone out from the strivings of the people, into all lands; and their words and thou shalt make me the into the ends of the world. head of the heathen.

5 In them hath he set a taber44 A people whom I have nacle for the sun; which cometh not known shall serve me. forth as a bridegroom out of

45 As soon as they hear of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a me, they shall obey me; but giant to run his course. the strange children shall dis- 6 It goeth forth from the semble with me.

uttermost part of the heaven, 46 The strange children shall and runneth about unto the end fail, and be afraid out of their of it again; and there is nothing prisons.

hid from the heat thereof. 47 The LORD liveth ; and 7 The law of the Lord is an blessed be my strong helper, undefiled law, converting the and praised be the God of my soul; the testimony of the LORD salvation :

and giveth wisdom unto 48 Even the God that seeth the simple. that I be avenged, and subdueth 8 The statutes of the LORD the people unto me.

are right, and rejoice the heart; 49 It is he that delivereth the commandment of the LORD me from my cruel enemies, is pure, and giveth light unto and setteth me up above mine the eyes. adversaries : thou shalt rid me 9 The fear of the LORD is from the wicked man.

clean, and endureth for ever; 50 For this cause will I give the judgments of the LORD are thanks unto thee, O LORD, true, and righteous altogether. among the Gentiles, and sing 10 More to be desired are praises unto thy name. they than gold, yea, than much

is sure,

fine gold ; sweeter also than 9 Save, LORD ; and hear us, honey, and the honey-comb. O King of heaven, when we 11 Moreover, by them is thy call upon

thee. servant taught; and in keeping of them there is great reward.

PSALM 21. Domine, in virtute tua. 12 Who can tell how oft he THE King shall rejoice in 'offendeth ? O cleanse thou me thy strength, O LORD; exceedfrom my secret faults.

ing glad shall he be of thy 13 Keep thy servant also salvation. from presumptuous sins, lest 2 Thou hast given him his they get the dominion over me; heart's desire, and hast not so shall I be undefiled, and in- denied him the request of his nocent from the great offence. lips.

14 Let the words of my 3 For thou shalt prevent him mouth, and the meditation of with the blessings of goodness, my heart, be alway acceptable and shalt set a crown of pure in thy sight,

gold upon his head. 15 O LORD, my strength, and 4 He asked life of thee, and my Redeemer.

thou gavest him a long life,

even for ever and ever. PSALM 20. Exaudiat te Dominus.

5 His honour is great in thy THE LORD hear thee in the salvation; glory and great worday of trouble; the name of the ship shalt thou lay upon him. God of Jacob defend thee: 6 For thou shalt give him

2 Send thee help from the everlasting felicity, and make sanctuary, and strengthen thee him glad with the joy of thy out of Sion :

countenance. 3 Remember all thy offerings, 7 And why? because the and accept thy burnt-sacrifice: King putteth his trust in the

4 Grant thee thy heart's de- LORD; and in the mercy of the sire, and fulfil all thy mind. most Highest, he shall not mis

5 We will rejoice in thy carry: salvation, and triumph in the 8 All thine enemies shall feel name of the LORD our God: the thy hand ; thy right hand shall Lord perform all thy petitions. find out them that hate thee.

6 Now know I that the 9 Thou shalt make them like LORD helpeth his anointed, a fiery oven in time of thy and will hear him from his wrath : the LORD shall destroy holy heaven, even with the them in his displeasure, and the wholesome strength of his right fire shall consume them. hand.

10 Their fruit shalt thou root 7 Some put their trust in out of the earth, and their seed chariots, and some in horses; from among the children of but we will remember the name men. of the LORD our God.

11 For they intended mis8 They are brought down chief against thee, and imagined and fallen; but we are risen such a device as they are not and stand upright.

able to perform ;

are

come

a

EVENING PRAYER.

12 Therefore shalt thou put 11 O go not from me; for them to flight, and the strings of trouble is hard at hand, and thy bow shalt thou make ready there is none to help me. against the face of them.

12 Many oxen 13 Be thou exalted, LORD, in about me ; fat bulls of Basan thine own strength; so will we close me in on every side. sing and praise thy power. 13 They gape upon me with

their mouths, as it were

ramping and a roaring lion. Psalm 22. Deus, Deus meus!

14 I am poured out like MY God, my God, look upon water, and all my bones are out me! why hast thou forsaken of joint; my heart also in the me, and art so far from my midst of my body is even like health, and from the words of melting wax. my complaint ?

15 My strength is dried up 2 O my God, I cry in the like a potsherd, and my tongue day-time, but thou hearest not : cleaveth to my gums, and thou and in the night-season also I shalt bring me into the dust of take no rest.

death. 3 And thou continuest holy, 16 For many dogs are come O thou worship of Israel. about me, and the council of

4 Our fathers hoped in thee; the wicked layeth siege against they trusted in thee, and thou me. didst deliver them.

17 They pierced my hands 5 They called upon thee, and my feet: I may tell all my and were holpen ; they put bones: they stand staring and their trust in thee, and were not looking upon me. confounded.

18 They part my garments 6 But as for me, I am a worm, among them, and cast lots upon and no man; a very scorn of my vesture. men, and the outcast of the 19 But be not thou far from people.

me, O LORD; thou art my suc7 All they that see me, laugh cour, haste thee to help me. me to scorn; they shoot out 20 Deliver my soul from the their lips, and shake their heads, sword, my darling from the saying,

power of the dog. 8 He trusted in God, that he 21 Save me from the lion's would deliver him; let him mouth; thou hast heard me deliver him, if he will have him. also from among the horns of

9 But thou art he that took the unicorns. me out of my mother's womb; 22 I will declare thy name thou wast my hope, when I unto my brethren ; in the midst hanged yet upon my mother's of the congregation will I praise breasts.

thee. 10 I have been left unto thee 23 O praise the LORD, ye ever since I was born; thou art that fear him; magnify him, all my God even from my mother's ye of the seed of Jacob; and womb.

fear him, all ye seed of Israel.

MORNING PRAYER.

24 For he hath not despised the valley of the shadow of nor abhorred the low estate of death, I will fear no evil; for the poor; he hath not hid his thou art with me; thy rod and face from him ; but when he thy staff comfort me. called unto him, he heard him. 5 Thou shalt prepare a table

25 My praise is of thee in before me against them that the great congregation ; my trouble me; thou hast anointed vows will I perform in the sight my head with oil, and my cup of them that fear him.

shall be full. 26 The poor shall eat, and 6 But thy loving kindness and be satisfied; they that seek after mercy shall follow me all the the LORD, shall praise him : days of my life; and I will your heart shall live for ever. dwell in the house of the LORD

27 All the ends of the world for ever. shall remember themselves, and be turned unto the LORD; and

THE FIFTH DAY. all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before him. 28 For the kingdom is the

PSALM 24. Domini est terra. LORD's, and he is the Governor THE earth is the LORD's, among the people.

and all that therein is ; the 29 All such as be fat upon compass of the world, and they earth have eaten, and wor- that dwell therein. shipped.

2 For he hath founded it 30 All they that go down upon the seas, and prepared into the dust shall kneel before it upon the floods. him, and no man hath quickened 3 Who shall ascend into the his own soul.

hill of the LORD ? or who shall 31 My seed shall serve him; rise up in his holy place? they shall be counted unto the 4 Even he that hath clean Lord for a generation. hands, and a pure heart; and

32 They shall come, and the that hath not lift up his mind heavens shall declare his right- unto vanity, nor sworn to deeousness unto a people that ceive his neighbour. shall be born, whom the LORD 5 He shall receive the blesshath made.

ing from the Lord, and right

eousness from the God of his Psalm 23. Dominus regit me.

salvation. THE LORD is my shepherd ; 6 This is the generation of therefore can I lack nothing. them that seek him ; ever of

2 He shall feed me in a green them that seek thy face, O pasture, and lead me forth Jacob. beside the waters of comfort. 7 Lift up your heads, 0 ye

3 He shall convert my soul, gates, and be ye lift up ye and bring me forth in the paths everlasting doors, and the King of righteousness for his name's of glory shall come in. sake.

8 Who is the King of glory? 4 Yea, though I walk through it is the LORD strong and

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