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2 Behold, even as the eyes Lord round about his people, of servants look unto the hand from this time forth for everof their masters, and as the eyes more. of a maiden unto the hand of 3 For the rod of the ungodly her mistress, even só our eyes cometh not unto the lot of the wait upon the LORD our God, righteous; lest the righteous until he have mercy upon us. put their hand unto wickedness. 3 Have mercy upon us, o
4 Do well, () LORD, unto LORD, have mercy upon us; for those that are good and true of we are utterly despised. heart.
4 Our soul is filled with the 5 As for such as turn back scornful reproof of the wealthy, unto their own wickedness, the and with the despitefulness of LORD shall lead them forth with the proud.
the evil doers ; but peace shall
be Psalm 124. Nisi quia Dominus, upon
Israel. IF the Lord himself had not
EVENING PRAYER. been on our side, now may Psalm 126. In convertendo. Israel say; if the Lord himself
WHEN the ORD turned had not been on our side, when men rose up against us ;
again the captivity of Sion, then
were we like unto them that 2 They had swallowed us
dream. up quick; when they were so
2 Then was our mouth filled wrathfully displeased at us.
with laughter, and our tongue 3 Yea, the waters had
with joy. drowned us, and the stream
3 Then said they among the had gone over our soul.
4 The deep waters of the heathen, the Lord hath done proud had gone even over our
great things for them.
4 Yea, the LORD hath done soul. 5 But praised be the LORD, great things for us already;
, whereof we rejoice. who hath not given us over for
5 Turn our captivity,O LORD, a prey unto their teeth.
as the rivers in the south. 6 Our soul is escaped even
6 They that sow in tears, as a bird out of the snare of the
shall fowler ; the snare is broken,
reap in joy,
7 He that now goeth on his and we are delivered.
7 Our help standeth in the way weeping, and beareth forth name of the LORD, who hath good seed, shall doubtless come made heaven and earth.
again with joy, and bring his
sheaves with him. Psalm 125. Qui confidunt,
Psalm 127. Nisi Dominus. THEY that put their trust in the LORD shall be even as EXCEPT the LORD build the mount Sion, which may not the house, their labour is but be removed, but standeth fast lost that build it.
2 Except the Lord keep the 2 The hills stand about Je- city, the watchman waketh but rusalem ; even só standeth the in vain.
3 It is but lost labour that ye 3 The plowers plowed upon haste to rise up early, and so my back, and made long furlate take rest, and eat the bread rows; of carefulness; for so he giveth 4 But the righteous LORD his beloved sleep.
hath hewn the snares of the 4 Lo, children and the fruit ungodly in pieces. of the womb, are an heritage 5 Let them be confounded and gift that cometh of the and turned backward, as many LORD.
as have evil will at Sion. 5 Like as the arrows in the 6 Let them be even as the hand of the giant, even so are grass growing upon the housethe young children.
tops, which withereth afore it 6 Happy is the man that hath be plucked up; his quiver full of them; they 9 Whereof the mower filleth shall not be ashamed when they not his hand, neither he that speak with their enemies in the bindeth up the sheaves his gate.
8 So that they who go by PSALM 128. Beati omnes,
say not so much as, The LORD BLESSED are all they that prosper you, we wish you good fear the LORD, and walk in his luck in the name of the LORD. ways.
PSALM 130. De profundis. 2 For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands : 0 well OUT of the deep have I is thee, and happy shalt thou be! called unto thee, Ó LORD;
3 Thy wife shall be as the LORD, hear my voice. fruitful vine upon the walls of 2 O let thine ears consider thine house.
well the voice of my complaint 4 Thy children like the olive 3 If thou, LORD, wilt be branches, round about thy table. extreme to mark what is done
5 Lo, thus shall the man be amiss, O LORD, who may abide blessed that feareth the Lord. it ?
6 The Lord from out of Sion 4 For there is mercy with shall so bless thee, that thou thee; therefore shalt thou be shalt see Jerusalem in pros- feared. perity all thy life long ;
5 I look for the LORD ; my 7 Yea, that thou shalt see soul doth wait for him ; in his thy children's children, and word is my trust. peace upon Israel.
6 My soul fleeth unto the
LORD before the morning Psalm 129. Sæpe expugnaverunt.
watch; I say, before the mornMANY a time have they ing watch. fought against me from my 7 O Israel, trust in the LORD; youth up, may Israel now say; for with the LORD there is
2 Yea, many a time have they mercy, and with him is plenvexed me from my youth up ; teous redemption. but they have not prevailed 8 And he shall redeem Israel against me.
from all his sins.
PSALM 131. Domine, non est. sake, turn not away the presence LORD, I am not high-mind- of thine anointed. ed; I have no proud looks.
11 The LORD hath made a 2 I do not exercise myself faithful oath unto David, and he in great matters which are too shall not shrink from it; high for me;
12 Of the fruit of thy body 3 But I refrain my soul, and shall I set upon thy seat. keep it low, like as a child that 13 If thy children will keep is weaned from his mother : my covenant, and my testimoyea, my soul is even as a weaned nies that I shall learn them; child.
their children also shall sit upon 4 0 Israel, trust in the LORD, thy seat for evermore. from this time forth for ever
14 For the Lord hath chosen more.
Sion to be an habitation for himself: he hath longed for her.
15 This shall be my rest for TWENTY-EIGHTH DAY.
ever: here will į dwell, for I
have a delight therein. Psalm 132. Memento, Domine.
16 I will bless her victuals LORD, remember David, and with increase, and will satisfy all his trouble.
poor with bread. 2 How he sware unto the 17 I will deck her priests LORD, and vowed a vow unto with health, and her saints shall the Almighty God of Jacob; rejoice and sing.
3 I will not come within the 18 There shall I make the tabernacle of mine house, nor horn of David to flourish: I climb up into my bed ; have ordained a lantern for
4 I will not suffer mine eyes mine anointed. to sleep, nor mine eyelids to 19 As for his enemies, I shall slumber; neither the temples clothe them with shame; but of my head to take any rest; upon himself shall his crown
5 Until I find out a place for flourish. the temple of the LORD; an habitation for the mighty God
PSALM 133. Ecce quam bonum. of Jacob.
BEHOLD, how good and 6 Lo, we heard of the same joyful a thing it is, brethren, to at Ephrata, and found it in the dwell together in unity. wood.
2 It is like the precious oint7 We will go into his taber- ment upon the head, that ran nacle, and fall low on our knees down unto the beard, even before his footstool.
unto Aaron's beard, and went 8 Arise, O LORD, into thy down to the skirts of his resting-place; thou, and the ark clothing. of thy strength.
3 Like as the dew of Hermon, 9 Let thy priests be clothed which fell upon the hill of Sion. with righteousness; and let thy 4 For there the LORD prosaints sing with joyfulness. mised his blessing, and life for
10 For thy servant David's levermore.
PSALM 134. Ecce nunc.
10 He smote divers nations, BEHOLD now, praise the and slew mighty kings ;
11 Sehon, king of the Amor. LORD, all ye servants of the
ites; and Og, the king of Basan; LORD.
and all the kingdoms of Canaan; 2 Ye that by night stand in the house of the LORD, even in
12 And gave their land to be
an heritage, even an heritage the courts of the house of our
unto Israel his people. GOD.
13 Thy name, O LORD, en3 Lift up your hands in the
dureth for ever; so doth thy sanctuary, and praise the LORD.
4 The LORD, that made memorial, O LORD, from one heaven and earth, give thee generation to another.
14 For the LORD will avenge blessing out of Sion.
his people, and be gracious unto
his servants. PSALM 135. Luudate nomen.
15 As for the images of the O PRAISE the LORD: laud heathen, they are but silver and ye the name of the LORD ; gold; the work of men's hands.
raise it, О ye servants of the 16 They have mouths, and Lord.
speak not; eyes have they, but 2 Ye that stand in the house they see not. of the Lord, in the courts of the 17 They have ears, and yet house of our God.
they hear not; neither is there 3 O praise the Lord; for the any breath in their mouths. LORD is gracious :
18 They that make them are praises unto his name ; for it is like unto them; and so are all lovely.
they that put their trust in 4 For why? The LORD hath them. chosen Jacob unto himself, and 19 Praise the LORD, ye house Israel for his own possession. of Israel; praise the LORD, ye
5 For I know that the LORD house of Aaron. is great, and that our LORD is 20 Praise the LORD, ye house above all gods.
of Levi; ye that fear the LORD, 6 Whatsoever the LORD praise the LORD. pleased, that did he in heaven, 21 Praised be the Lord out and in earth; in the sea, and in of Sion, who dwelleth at Jeruall deep places.
salem. 7 He bringeth forth the clouds from the ends of the Psalm 136. Confitemini Domino. world, and sendeth forth light- O GIVE thanks unto the nings with the rain, bringing LORD; for he is gracious, and the winds out of his treasures. his mercy endureth for ever.
8 He smote the first-born of 20 give thanks unto the God Egypt, both of man and beast. of all gods ; for his mercy en
9 He hath sent tokens and dureth for ever. wonders into the midst of thee, 3 0 thank the LORD of all O thou land of Egypt; upon lords ; for his mercy endureth Pharaoh, and all his servants.
for ever ;
4 Who only doeth great for his mercy endureth for wonders ; for his mercy en- ever; dureth for ever.
21 And gave away their land 5 Who by his excellent for an heritage; for his mercy wisdom made the heavens ; for endureth for ever ; his mercy endureth for ever, 22 Even for an heritage unto
6 Who laid out the earth Israel, his servant ; for his above the waters; for his mercy mercy endureth for ever. endureth for ever,
23 Who remembered us when 7 Who hath made great we were in trouble ; for his lights; for his mercy endureth mercy endureth for ever;
24 And hath delivered us 8 The sun to rule the day; from our enemies; for his for his mercy endureth for ever. mercy endureth for ever.
9 The moon and the stars to 25 Who giveth food to all govern the night; for his mercy flesh; for his mercy endureth endureth for ever.
for ever. 10 Who smote Egypt, with 26 O give thanks unto the their first-born ; for his mercy God of heaven; for his mercy endureth for ever ;
endureth for ever. 11 And brought out Israel 27 O give thanks unto the from among them ; for his LORD of lords ; for his mercy mercy endureth for ever;
endureth for ever. 12 With a mighty hand and
Psalm 137. Super flumina. stretched-out arm; for his mercy endureth for ever.
BY the waters of Babylon 13 Who divided the Red we sat down and wept, when Sea in two parts; for his mercy we remembered thee, O Sion. endureth for ever ;
2 As for our harps, we hanged 14 And made Israel to go them up upon the trees that are through the midst of it; for his therein. mercy endureth for ever. 3 For they that led us away
15 But as for Pharaoh, and captive, required of us then a his host, he overthrew them in song, and melody in our heavithe Red Sea ; for his mercy ness: Sing us one of the songs endureth for ever.
of Sion. 16 Who led his people 4 How shall we sing the through the wilderness; for his Lord's song in a strange land? mercy endureth for ever. 5. If I forget thee, O Jerusa
17 Who smote great kings; lem, let my right hand forget for his mercy endureth for ever. her cunning.
18 Yea, and slew mighty 6 If I do not remember thee, kings; for his mercy endureth let my tongue cleave to the
roof of my mouth; yea, if I 19 Sehon, king of the Amor- prefer not Jerusalem in my. ites; for his mercy endureth mirth. for ever;
7 Remember the children 20 And Og, the king of Basan; of Edom, O LORD, in the day
for ever ;