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saw their adversity, he heard | fore praise the LORD for his their complaint.

goodness ; and declare the 44 He thought upon his wonders that he doeth for the covenant, and pitied them, ac- children of men ! cording unto the multitude of 9 For he satisfieth the empty his mercies; yea, he made all soul, and filleth the hungry soul those that led them away cap- with goodness ; tive to pity them.

10 Such as sit in darkness, 45 Deliver us, O LORD our and in the shadow of death, God, and gather us from among being fast-bound in misery and the heathen; that we may give iron; thanks unto thy holy name,

11 Because they rebelled and make our boast of thy against the words of the LORD, praise.

and lightly regarded the counsel 46 Blessed be the LORD God of the Most Highest. of Israel, from everlasting, and 12 He also brought down world without end; and let all their heart through heaviness ; the people say, Amen,

they fell down, and there was none to help them.

13 So when they cried unto TWENTY-SECOND DAY. the LORD in their trouble, he

delivered them out of their MORNING PRAYER.

distress. Psalm 107. Confitemini Domino. 14 For he brought them out

O GIVE thanks unto the of darkness, and out of the LORD ; for he is gracious, and shadow of death, and brake his mercy endureth for ever, their bonds in sunder.

2 Let them give thanks, 15. O that men would there, whom the LORD hath redeemed, fore praise the LORD for his and delivered from the hand of goodness; and declare the

wonders that he doeth for the 3 And gathered them out of children of men! the lands, from the east, and 16 For he hath broken the from the west ; from the north, gates of brass, and smitten the and from the south.

bars of iron in sunder. 4 They went astray in the 17 Foolish men are plagued wilderness out of the way, and for their offence, and because found no city to dwell in. of their wickedness.

5 Hungry, and thirsty, their 18 Their soul abhorred al soul fainted in them.

manner of meat, and they wer 6 So they cried unto the even hard at death's door. Lord in their trouble, and he 19 So when they cried unto delivered them from their dis- the Lord in their trouble, he tress.

delivered them out of their 7 He led them forth by the distress. right way, that they might go 20 He sent his word, and to the city where they dwelt. healed them; and they were

8 O that men would there- saved from their destruction.

the enemy;

21 O that inen would there- 34 A fruitful land maketh he fore praise the LORD for his barren, for the wickedness of goodness; and declare the them that dwell therein. ' wonders that he doeth for the 35 Again he maketh the wilchildren of men !

derness a standing water, and 22 That they would offer water-springs of a dry ground. unto him the sacrifice of thanks. 36 And there he setteth the giving, and tell out his works hungry, that they may build with gladness!

them a city to dwell in ; 23 They that go down to the 37 That they may sow their sea in ships, and occupy their land, and plant vineyards, to business in great waters ; yield them fruits of increase.

24 These men see the works 38 He blesseth them, so that of the LORD, and his wonders they multiply exceedingly; and in the deep

suffereth not their cattle to de25 For at his word the stormy crease. wind ariseth, which lifteth up 39 And again, when they the waves thereof.

are minished and brought low 26 They are carried up to the through oppression, through heaven, and down again to the any plague or trouble ; deep; their soul melteth away 40 Though he suffer them because of the trouble.

to be evil-entreated through 27 They reel to and fro, and tyrants, and let them wander stagger like a drunken man, out of the way in the wilderand are at their wit's end. ness ; 28 So when they cry unto

41 Yet helpeth he the poor the LORD in their trouble, he out of misery, and maketh him delivereth them out of their households like a flock of sheep. distress.

42 The righteous will con29 For he maketh the storm sider this, and rejoice; and the to cease, so that the waves mouth of all wickedness shall thereof are still.

be stopped. 30 Then are they glad, be

43 Whoso is wise, will poncause they are at rest; and so he der these things; and they shall bringeth them unto the haven understand the loving kindness where they would be.

of the LORD. 31 O that men would therefore praise the LORD for his

EVENING PRAYER. , goodness; and declare the won

Psalm 108. Paratum cor meum. ders that he doeth for the child- O GOD, my heart is ready, ren of men !

my heart is ready ; I will sing, : 32 That they would exalt and give praise with the best him also in the congregation of member that I have. the people, and praise him in 2 Awake, thou lute and the seat of the elders !

harp; I myself will awake 33 Who turneth the floods right early. into a wilderness, and drieth up 3 I will give thanks unto the water-springs.

thee, O LORD,' among the people; I will sing praises unto my contrary part; but I give thee among

the nations. myself unto prayer. 4 For thy mercy is greater 4 Thus have they rewarded than the heavens, and thy truth me evil for good, and hatred for reacheth unto the clouds. my good-will,

.5 Set up thyself, O God, 5 Set thou an ungodly man above the heavens, and thy to be ruler over him, and let glory above all the earth, Satan stand at his right hand.

6 That thy beloved may be 6 When sentence is given delivered: let thy right hand upon him, let him be condemnsave them, and hear thou me. ed; and let his prayer be turned

7 God hath spoken in his into sin. holiness; I will rejoice there. 7 Let his days be few, and let fore, and divide Sichem, and another take his office. mete out the valley of Succoth. 8 Let his children be father

8 Gilead is mine, and Ma- less, and his wife a widow. nasses is mine; Ephraim also

9 Let his children be vaga. is the strength of my head ; bonds, and beg their bread; let

9 Juda is my law.giver ; them seek it also out of desolate Moab is my wash-pot; over places. Edom will I cast out my shoe; 10 Let the extortioner con. upon Philistia will I triumph. sume all that he hath; and let

10 Who will lead me into the stranger spoil his labour. the strong city ? and who will 11 Let there be no man to pity bring me into Edom?

him, nor to have compassion 11 Hast not thou forsaken upon his fatherless children, us, O God? and wilt not thou, 12 Let his posterity be O God, go forth with our hosts? destroyed ; and in the next

12 © help us against the generation let his name be clean enemy : for vain is the help of put out.

13 Let the wickedness of his 13 Through God we shall do fathers be had in remembrance great acts ; and it is he that in the sight of the LORD, and shall tread down our enemies. let not the sin of his mother be PSALM 109. Deus laudum.

14 Let them alway be before HOLD not thy tongue, o the LORD, that he may root out God of my praise ; for the the memorial of them from off mouth of the ungodly, yea, the the earth ; mouth of the deceitful is opened 15 And that, because his upon me,

mind was not to do good ; but 2 And they have spoken persecuted the poor helpless against me with false tongues ; man, that he might slay him they compassed me about also that was vexed at the heart. with words of hatred, and fought 16 His delight was in cursing, against me without a cause. and it shall happen unto him ;

3 For the love that I had he loved not blessing, therefore unto them, lo, they take now shall it be far from him


done away:


poor, and

my heart

17 He clothed himself with the right hand of the poor, to cursing like as with a raiment, save his soul from unrighteous and it shall come into his bowels judges. like water, and like oil into his bones.

THE TWENTY-THIRD DAY. 18 Let it be unto him as the cloak that he hath upon him, PSALM 110. Dixit Dominus. and as the girdle that he is

THE Lord said unto my always girded withal.

Lord, Sit thou on my right 19 Let it thus happen from hand, until I make thine enemies the Lord unto mine enemies,

thy footstool. and to those that speak evil

2 The LORD shall send the against my soul. 20 But deal thou with me, o be thou ruler even in the midst

rod of thy power out of Sion; LORD God, according unto thy name; for sweet is thy mercy.

among thine enemies.

3 In the day of thy power 21 O deliver me, for I am shall the people offer thee freehelpless and

will offerings with an holy is wounded within me. 22 I go hence like the shadow worship: the dew of thy birth

is of the womb of the morning. that departeth, and am driven

4 The LORD sware, and will away as the grasshopper.

not repent, Thou art a priest 23 My knees are weak through for ever after the order of Melfasting; my flesh is dried up for chizedec. want of fatness. 24 I became also a reproach hand shall wound even kings,

5 The LORD upon thy right unto them : they that looked in the day of his wrath. upon me shaked their heads.

6 He shall judge among the 25 Help me, O LORD my heathen; he shall fill the places GOD; O save me according to with the dead bodies, and smite thy mercy

in sunder the heads over divers 26 And they shall know how

countries, that this is thy hand, and that

7 He shall drink of the brook thou, LORD, hast done it.

in the way; therefore shall he 27. Though they curse, yet lift up his head. bless thou; and let them be confounded that rise up against

Psalm 111. Confitebor tibi. me; but let thy servant rejoice. I WILL give thanks unto

28 Let mine adversaries be the Lord with my whole heart, clothed with shame ; and let secretly among the faithful, and them cover themselves with in the congregation. their own confusion, as with a 2 The works of the Lord cloak.

are great, sought out of all them 29 As for me, I will give that have pleasure therein. great thanks unto the LORD 3 His work is worthy to be with my mouth, and praise him praised and had in honour, and among the multitude :

his righteousness endureth for 30 For he shall stand at ever.

4 The merciful and gracious be had in everlasting rememLORD hath so done his mar- brance. vellous works, that they ought 17 He will not be afraid of to be had in remembrance. any evil tidings; for his heart

5 He hath given meat unto standeth fast, and believeth in them that fear him; he shall the LORD. ever be mindful of his cove- 8 His heart is stablished, and nant.

will not shrink, until he see his 6 He hath showed his people desire upon his enemies. the power of his works, that he 9 He hath dispersed abroad, may give them the heritage of and given to the poor, and his the heathen,

righteousness remaineth for 7 The works of his hands ever; his horn shall be exalted are verity and judgment; all with honour. his commandments are true. 10 The ungodly shall see it,

8. They stand fast for ever and it shall grieve him; he and ever, and are done in truth shall gnash with his teeth, and and equity.

consume away; the desire of 9 He sent redemption unto the ungodly shail perish, his people; he hath commanded his covenant for ever; holy

Psalm 113. Laudate, pueri. and reverend is his name.

PRAISE the LORD, ye ser10 The fear of the LORD is vants; O praise the name of the beginning of wisdom; a the Lord. good understanding have all 2 Blessed be the name of the they that do thereafter; the LORD, from this time forth for praise of it endureth for ever.

3 The Lord's name is praised, PSALM 112. Beatus vir.

from the rising up of the sun, BLESSED is the man that unto the going down of the feareth the LORD ; he hath great same. delight in his commandments. 4 The LORD is high above

2 His seed shall be mighty all heathen, and his glory above upon earth; the generation of the heavens. the faithful shall be blessed. 5 Who is like unto the LORD

3 Riches and plenteousness our God, that hath his dwelling shall be in his house; and so high, and yet humbleth his righteousness endureth for himself to behold the things

that are in heaven and earth? 4 Unto the godly there 6 He taketh up the simple ariseth up light in the darkness; out of the dust, and lifteth the he is merciful, loving, and poor out of the mire ; righteous.

? That he may set him with 5 A good man is merciful, the princes, even with the and lendeth, and will guide his princes of his people. words with discretion;

8 He maketh the barren 6 For he shall never be woman to keep house, and to moved : and the righteous shall be a joyful mother of children



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