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walk not; neither speak they PSALM 114. In exitu Israel. through their throat. WHEN Israel came out of

8 They that make them are Egypt, and the house of Jacob like unto them; and so are all from among the strange people,

such as put their trust in them. 2 Judah was his sanctuary,

9 But thou, house of Israel, and Israel his dominion.

trust thou in the LORD ; he is 3 The sea saw that, and fled;

their succour and defence. Jordan was driven back.

10 Ye house of Aaron, put 4 The mountains skipped your trust in the LORD; he is like rams, and the little hills

their helper and defender. like young sheep.

11. Ye that fear the LORD, 5 What aileth thee, O thou put your trust in the LORD; he sea, that thou fleddest? and is their helper and defender. thou Jordan, that thou wast

12 The LORD hath been driven back ?

mindful of us, and he shall bless 6 Ye mountains, that ye house of Israel, he shall bless

even he shall bless the skipped like rams ? and ye little hills, like young sheep!

the house of Aaron. 7 Tremble thou earth at the

13 He shall bless them that presence of the LORD; at the fear the LORD, both small and presence of the God of Jacob; great. 8 Who turned the hard rock

14 The LORD shall increase into a standing water, and the you more and more, you and flint stone into a springing well. your children.

15 Ye are the blessed of the PSALM 115. Non nobis, Domine.

LORD, who made heaven and NOT unto us, O LORD, not earth. unto us, but unto thy name give 16 All the whole heavens are the praise ; for thy loving the Lord's ; the earth hath he mercy, and for thy truth's sake. given to the children of men.

2 Wherefore shall the hea- 17 The dead praise not thee, then

say, Where is now their O LORD, neither all they that God?

go down into silence; 3 As for our God, he is in 18 But we will praise the heaven: he hath done whatso- LORD, from this time forth for ever pleased him.


Praise the LORD. 4 Their idols are silver and gold, even the work of men's hands.

TWENTY-FOURTH DAY. 5 They have mouths, and speak not; eyes have they, and


Psalm 116. Dilexi, quoniam, 6 They have ears, and hear I AM well pleased that the not; noses have they, and smell Lord hath heard the voice of not.

my prayer; 7 They have hands, and 2 That he hath inclined his handle not; feet have they, and I ear unto me; therefore will I


call upon him as long as I 16 I will pay my vows unto live.

the LORD, in the sight of all his 3 The snares of death com- people, in the courts of the passed me round about, and the Lord's house; even in the pains of hell gat hold upon me. midst of thee, O Jerusalem

4 I shall find trouble and Praise the LORD. heaviness, and I will call upon the name of the LORD; O LORD, PSALM 117. Laudate Dominum. I beseech thee, deliver


soul. 5 Gracious is the LORD, and

O PRAISE the LORD, all righteous ; yea, our God is ye heathen ; praise him, ail ye

nations. merciful.

2 For his merciful kindness 6 The LORD preserveth the

is ever more and more towards simple: I was in misery, and he helped me.

us; and the truth of the LORD

endureth for ever. Praise the Turn again then unto thy

Lord. rest, O my soul ; for the LORD hath rewarded thee. :

Psalm 118. Confitemini Domino, 8 And why? thou hast delivered my soul from death, O GIVE thanks unto the mine eyes from tears, and my LORD, for he is gracious; befeet from falling.

cause his mercy endureth for 9 I will walk before the over. LORD in the land of the living. 2 Let Israel now confess

10 I believed, and therefore that he is gracious, and that his will I speak; but I was sore mercy endureth for ever. troubled : I said in my haste, 3 Let the house of Aaron All men are liars.

now confess, that his mercy 11 What reward shall I give endureth for ever. unto the LORD, for all the 4 Yea, let them now that benefits that he hath done unto fear the LORD confess, that his me ?

mercy endureth for ever, 12 I will receive the cup of 5 I called upon the Lord in salvation, and call upon the trouble ; and the LORD heard name of the LORD:

me at large. 13 I will pay my vows now

6 The LORD is on my side, in the presence of all his people: I will not fear what man doeth right dear in the sight of the unto me, LORD is the death of his saints. ng The LORD taketh my part

14 Behold, O LORD, how that with them that help me; thereI am thy servant; I am thy fore shall I see my desire

upon servant, and the son of thy mine enemies. handmaid; thou hast broken 8 It is better to trust in the my bonds in sunder.

LORD, than to put any confi15 I will offer to thee the dence in man. sacrifice of thanksgiving, and 9 It is better to trust in the will call upon the name of the LORD, than to put any confiLORD.

Idence in princes

10 All nations compassed me 24 This is the day which round about ; but in the name the LORD hath made; we will of the LORD will I destroy them. rejoice and be glad in it.

11 They kept me in on every 25 Help me now, O Lord: side, they kept me in, I say, on O LORD, send us

now prosevery side ; but in the name of perity, the LORD will I destroy them. 26 Blessed be he that cometh

12 They came about me like in the name of the Lord: we bees, and are extinct even as have wished you good luck, ye the fire among the thorns; for that are of the house of the in the name of the LORD will I LORD. destroy them.

27 God is the LORD, who 13 Thou hast thrust sore at hath showed us light: bind the me, that I might fall ; but the sacrifice with cords, yea, even LORD was my help.

unto the horns of the altar. 14 The Lord is my strength 28 Thou art my God, and I and my song ; and is become will thank thee; thou art my my salvation:

God, and I will praise thee. 15 The voice of joy and 29 O give thanks unto the. health is in the dwellings of LORD; for he is gracious, and the righteous; the right hand his mercy endureth for ever. of the LORD bringeth mighty things to pass.

EVENING PRAYER. 16 The right hand of the

Psalm 119. Beati immaculati. LORD hath the pre-eminence; the right hand of the LORD BLESSED are those that are bringeth mighty things to pass. undefiled in the way, and walk

17 I shall not die, but live, in the law of the LORD. and declare the works of the 2 Blessed are they that keep LORD.

his testimonies, and seek him 18 The LORD hath chastened with their whole heart. and corrected me; but he hath 3 For they who do no wicknot given me over unto death. jedness, walk in his ways.

19 Open me the gates of 4 Thou hast charged, that righteousness, that I may go we shall diligently keep thy into them, and give thanks unto commandments. the LORD.

5 O that my ways were made 20 This is the gate of the so direct, that I might keep thy LORD, the righteous shall enter statutes ! into it.

6 So shall I not be con21 I will thank thee; for thou founded, while I have respecti hast heard me, and art become unto all thy commandments. my salvation.

ng I will thank thee with an 22 The same stone which the unfeigned heart, when I shall huilders refused, is become the have learned the judgments of head-stone in the corner. thy righteousness.

23 This is the Lord's doing, 8 I will keep thy ceremonies; and it is marvellous in our eyes. To forsake me not utterly.

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speak against me; but thy serWHEREWITHAL shall a vant is occupied in thy statutes. young man cleanse his way?

8 For thy testimonies are even by ruling himself after thy my delight, and my counsellors. word. 2 With my whole heart have

Adhæsit pavimento. I sought thee; Olet me not

MY soul cleaveth to the dust; go wrong out of thy command

O quicken thou me, according ments !

to thy word. 3 Thy words have I hid

2 I have acknowledged my within my heart, that I should

ways, and thou heardest me: 0 not sin against thee. 4 Blessed art thou, O LORD;

teach me thy statutes!

3 Make me to understand O teach me thy statutes. 5 With my lips have I been and so shall I talk of thy

the way of thy commandments; telling of all the judgments of

wondrous works. thy mouth.

4 My soul melteth away for 6 I have had as great delight

very heaviness; comfort thou in the way of thy testimonies,

me, according unto thy word. as in all manner of riches.

5 Take from me the way of 7 I will talk of thy commandments, and have respect make much of thy law.

lying, and cause thou me to unto thy ways.

6 I have chosen the 8 My delight shall be in thy truth, and thy judgments have

way statutes, and I will not forget I laid before me. thy word.

7 I have stuck unto thy tesRetribue servo tuo.

timonies; 0 LORD, confound

me not! O DO well unto thy servant; 8 I will run the way of thy that I may live and keep thy commandments, when thou hast word.

sét my heart at liberty. 2 Open thou mine eyes ; that I may see the wondrous things of thy law.

THE TWENTY-FIFTH DAY. 3 I am a stranger upon O hide not thy commandments from me!

Legem pone. 4 My soul breaketh out for TEACH me, 0 LORD, the the very fervent desire that it way of thy statutes, and I shall hath alway unto thy judgments. keep it unto the end.

5. Thou hast rebuked the 2 Give me understanding, proud ; and cursed are they and I shall keep thy law ; yea, that do err from thy command. I shall keep it with my whole ments.

heart. 6 O turn from me shame and 3 Make me to go in the path rebuke ; for I have kept thy of thy commandments ; for testimonies:

therein is my desire.




4 Incline 'mine heart unto in my trouble; for thy word thy testimonies, and not to hath quickened me. covetousness.

3 The proud have had me 50 turn away mine eyes, exceedingly in derision; yet lest they behold vanity; and have I not shrinked from thy quicken thou me in thy way. law.

6 O stablish thy word in thy 4 For I remembered thine servant, that I may fear thee. everlasting judgments, O LORD,

7 Take away the rebuke that and received comfort. I am afraid of; for thy judg- 5 I am horribly afraid, for ments are good.

the ungodly that forsake thy 8 Behold, my delight is in law. thy commandments; O quicken 6 Thy statutes have been me in thy righteousness. my songs, in the house of my

pilgrimage. Et veniat super me.

* I have thought upon thy LET thy loving mercy come name, O LORD, in the nightalso unto me, O LORD, even thy season, and have kept thy salvation, according unto thy law. word.

8 This I had, because I kept 2 So shall I make answer thy commandments. unto my blasphemers ; for my

Portio mea, Domine. trust is in thy word.

3 O take not the word of thy THOU art my portion, O truth utterly out of my mouth; LORD; I have promised to keep for my hope is in thy judg- thy law. ments.

2 I made my humble petition 4 So shall I alway keep thy in thy presence with my

whole law: yea, for ever and ever. heart; O be merciful unto me,

5 And I will walk at liberty, according to thy word. for I seek thy commandments.

3 I called mine own ways to 6 I will speak of thy testi- remembrance, and turned my monies also, even before kings, feet unto thy testimonies. and will not be ashamed.

4 I made haste, and pro7 And my delight shall be in longed not the time, to keep thy commandments, which I thy commandments. have loved.

5 The congregations of the 8 My hands also will I lift ungodly have robbed me; but up unto thy commandments, I have not forgotten thy law. which I have loved ; and my 6 At midnight I will rise to study shall be in thy statutes. give thanks unto thee; because,

of thy righteous judgments. Memor esto servi tui.

7 I am a companion of all O THINK upon thy servant, them that fear thee, and keep as .concerning thy word, where- thy commandments. in thou hast caused me to put 8 The earth, 0 LORD, is full

of thy mercy : 0 teach me thy 2 The same is my comfort' statutes !

my trust.

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