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tion of the poor may fall into the man of the earth be no more exhands of his captains.

alted against them. 12 He hath said in his heart,

PSALM XI. Tush, God hath forgotten : he hideth away his face, and he will

In Domino confido. never see it.

IN the Lord put I my trust : 13 Arise, O Lord God, and lift up 1 how say ye then to my soul, thine hand : forget not the poor. that she should flee as a bird unto

14 Wherefore should the wick- the hill ? ed blaspheme God : while he doth 2 For lo, the ungodly bend their say in his heart, Tush, thou God bow, and make ready their arrows carest not for it.

within the quiver : that they may 15 Surely thou hast seen it : for privily shoot at them which are thou beholdest ungodliness and true of heart. wrong.

3 For the foundations will be 16 That thou mayest take the cast down : and what hath the matter into thine hand : the poor righteous done? committeth himself unto thee; 4 The Lord is in his holy temfor thou art the helper of the ple : the Lord's seat is in heaven. friendless.

5 His eyes consider the poor : 17 Break thou the power of and his eye-lids try the children the ungodly and malicious : take of men. away his ungodliness, and thou 6 The Lord alloweth the rightshalt find none.

eous : but the ungodly, and him 18 The Lord is King for ever that delighteth in wickedness doth and ever : and the heathen are his soul abhor. perished out of the land.

7 Upon the ungodly he shall * 19 Lord, thou hast heard the rain snares, fire and brimstone, desire of the poor : thou preparest storm and tempest : this shall be their heart, and thine ear heark their portion to drink. eneth thereto;

8 For the righteous Lord loveth 20 To help the fatherless and righteousness: his countenance poor unto their right : that the will behold the thing that is just. Day 2. Evening Prayer. PSALM XII. | swelleth against him, and will set

him at rest. Salvum me fac.

7 The words of the Lord are TELP me, Lord, for there is pure words : even as the silver, 11 not one godly man left : for which from the earth is tried, and the faithful are minished from purified seven times in the fire. among the children of men.

8 Thou shalt keep them, O 2 They talk of vanity every one Lord : thou shalt preserve him with his neighbour : they do but from this generation for ever. flatter with their lips, and dissem 9 The ungodly walk on every ble in their double heart.

side : when they are exalted, the 3 The Lord shall root out all children of men are put to redeceitful lips : and the tongue that | buke. speaketh proud things;

PSALM XIII. 4 Which have said, With our tongue will we prevail : we are

Usque quo, Domine? they that ought to speak, who is TOW long wilt thou forget me, lord over us?

N O Lord, for ever : how long 5 Now for the comfortless trou wilt thou hide thy face from me? bles' sake of the needy : and be- | 2 How long shall I seek councause of the deep sighing of the sel in my soul, and be so vexed poor,

in my heart : how long shall mine 6 I will up, saith the Lord : and | enemies triumph over me? will help every one from him that I 3 Consider, and hear me, O

n..sing of the hely with mea

8 Have all such

Lord my God : lighten mine eyes, 5 Their throat is an open sepul. that I sleep not in death.

chre, with their tongues have they 4 Lest mine enemy say, I have deceived : the poison of asps is prevailed against him : for if I be under their lips. cast down, they that trouble me 6 Their mouth is full of cursing will rejoice at it.

and bitterness : their feet are swift 5 But my trust is in thy mercy : to shed blood. and my heart is joyful in thy sal 7 Destruction and unhappiness vation.

is in their ways, and the way of 6 I will sing of the Lord, because peace have they not known : there he hath dealt so lovingly with me : is no fear of God before their eyes. yea, I will praise the Name of the 8 Have they no knowledge, that Lord most Highest.

they are all such workers of misPSALM XIV.

chief : eating up my people as it

were bread, and call not upon the Dirit insipiens.

Lord ? THE fool hath said in his 9 There were they brought in 1 heart : There is no God.

2 They are corrupt, and become was : for God is in the generation abominable in their doings: there of the righteous. is none that doeth good, no not one. 10 As for you, ye have made a

3 The Lord looked down from į mock at the counsel of the poor : heaven upon the children of men : because he putteth his trust in the to see if there were any that would Lord. understand, and seek after God. 1 Who shall give salvation un

4 But they are all gone out of to Israel out of Sion? When the the way, they are altogether be- Lord turneth the captivity of his come abominable : there is none people : then shall Jacob rejoice, that doeth good, no not one.

and Israel shall be glad.

hat doetheit doings recome more at fear, even they brough

Day 3. Morning Prayer.
PSALM Xv.

PSALM XVI.

Domine, quis habitabit?

Conserva me, Domine. TORD, who shall dwell in thy DRESERVE me, O God : for

tabernacle : or who shall rest I in thee have I put my trust. upon thy holy hill ?

2 O my soul, thou hast said un2 Even he, that leadeth an un- to the Lord : Thou art my God, corrupt life : and doeth the thing my goods are nothing unto thee. which is right, and speaketh the 3 All my delight is upon the truth from his heart.

saints, that are in the earth : and 3 He that hath used no deceit upon such as excel in virtue. in his tongue, nor done evil to his 4 But they that run after another neighbour : and hath not slander- | god : shall have great trouble. ed his neighbour.

5 Their drink-offerings of blood 4 He that setteth not by him will I not offer : neither make self, but is lowly in his own eyes : mention of their names within my and maketh much of them that lips. fear the Lord.

6 The Lord himself is the por5 He that sweareth unto his tion of mine inheritance, and of neighbour, and disappointeth him my cup : thou shalt maintain my not : though it were to his own lot. hindrance.

7 The lot is fallen unto me in a 6 He that hath not given his fair ground : yea, I have a goodly money upon usury : nor taken re-i heritage. ward against the innocent.

8 I will thank the Lord for giy. 7 Whoso doeth these things : ing me warning: my reins also shall never fall.

chasten me in the night-season.

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sider my my pa lips. forth

9 I have set God always before cline thine ear to me, and hearkme : for he is on my right hand, en unto my words. therefore I shall not fall.

7 Shew thy marvellous loving10 Wherefore my heart was kindness, thou that art the Saglad, and my glory rejoiced : my viour of them which put their flesh also shall rest in hope.

trust in thee : from such as resist 11 For why? thou shalt not thy right hand. leave my soul in hell : neither 18 Keep me as the apple of an shalt thou suffer thy Holy One to eye : hide me under the shadow see corruption.

of thy wings, 12 Thou shalt shew me the path 9 From the ungodly that trouof life; in thy presence is the ful ble me : mine enemies compass ness of joy : and at thy right hand me round about to take away my there is pleasure for evermore.

soul.

10 They are inclosed in their PSALM XVII.

own fat ; and their mouth speakExaudi, Domine.

eth proud things. L EAR the right, O Lord, con 11 They lie waiting in our way

1 sider my complaint : and on every side : turning their eyes hearken unto my prayer, that down to the ground; goeth not out of feigned lips.

12 Like as a lion that is greedy 2 Let my sentence come forth of his prey : and as it were a lion's from thy presence : and let thine whelp, lurking in secret places. eyes look upon the thing that is 13 Up, Lord, disappoint him, equal.

and cast him down : deliver my 3 Thou hast proved and visited soul from the ungodly, which is mine heart in the night-season : a sword of thine; thou hast tried me, and shalt find 14 From the men of thy hand, no wickedness in me : for I am O Lord, from the men, I say, and utterly purposed that my mouth from the evil world : which have shall not offend.

their portion in this life, whose 4 Because of men's works, that bellies thou fillest with thy hid are done against the words of thy treasure. lips : I have kept me from the 15 They have children at their ways of the destroyer.

desire : and leave the rest of their 50 hold thou up my goings in substance for their babes. thy paths : that my footsteps slip 16 But as for me, I will behold not.

thy presence in righteousness : and 6 I have called upon thee, o when I awake up after thy likeGod, for thou shalt hear me : in- ' ness, I shall be satisfied with it.

Evening Prayer.
PSALM XVIII.

| me : the snares of death overtook Diligam te, Domine.

me. T WILL love thee, O Lord, my 5 In my trouble I will call upon I strength; the Lord is my stony the Lord : and complain unto my rock, and my defence : my Sa God. viour, my God, and my might, 6 So shall he hear my voice out in whom I will trust, my buckler, of his holy temple : and my comthe horn also of my salvation, and plaint shall come before him, it my refuge.

shall enter even into his ears. 2 I will call upon the Lord, 7 The earth trembled and quakwhich is worthy to be praised : 1 ed : the very foundations also of so shall I be safe from mine ene the hills shook, and were removmies.

ed, because he was wroth. 3 The sorrows of death compass 8 There went a smoke out in ed me : and the overflowings of his presence : and a consuming ungodliness made me afraid.

fire out of his mouth, so that coals 4 The pains of hell came about were kindled at it.

Day 3.

9 He bowed the heavens also, holy : and with a perfect man and came down : and it was dark thou shalt be perfect. under his feet.

26 With the clean thou shalt be 10 He rode upon the cherubims, clean : and with the froward thou and did fly : he came flying upon shalt learn frowardness. the wings of the wind.

27 For thou shalt save the peo11 He made darkness his secret ple that are in adversity : and place : his pavilion round about shalt bring down the high looks him with dark water, and thick of the proud. clouds to cover him.

28 T'hou also shalt light my 12 At the brightness of his pre candle : the Lord my God shall sence his clouds removed ; hail make my darkness to be light. stones, and coals of fire.

29 For in thee I shall discomfit 13 The Lord also thundered out an host of men : and with the of heaven, and the Highest gave help of my God I shall leap over his thunder : hail-stones, and coals the wall. of fire.

30 The way of God is an unde14 He sent out his arrows, and filed way : the word of the Lord scattered them : he cast forth also is tried in the fire; he is the lightnings, and destroyed them. I defender of all them that put their

15 The springs of waters were trust in him. seen, and the foundations of the 31 For who is God, but the round world were discovered, at Lord : or who hath any strength, thy chiding, O Lord : at the except our God? blasting of the breath of thy dis 32 It is God, that girdeth me pleasure.

with strength of war : and mak-1 16 He shall send down from on eth my way perfect. high to fetch me : and shall take 33 He maketh my feet like me out of many waters.

harts' feet : and setteth me up on 17 He shall deliver me from my high. strongest enemy, and from them 34 He teacheth mine hands to which hate me : for they are too fight: and mine arms shall break mighty for me.

even a bow of steel. 18 They prevented me in the 35 Thou hast given me the deday of my trouble : but the Lord fence of thy salvation : thy right was my upholder.

hand also shall hold me up, and 19 He brought me forth also thy loving correction shall make into a place of liberty: he brought me great. me forth, even because he had a 36 Thou shalt make room efavour unto me.

nough under me for to go : that 20 The Lord shall reward me my footsteps shall not slide. after my righteous dealing : ac 37 I will follow upon mine enecording to the cleanness of my mies, and overtake them : neither hands shall he recompense me. will I turn again till I have de

21 Because I have kept the stroyed them. ways of the Lord : and have not 38 I will smite them, that they forsaken my God, as the wicked shall not be able to stand : but doth.

fall under my feet. 22 For I have an eye unto all 39 Thou hast girded me with his laws : and will not cast out his strength unto the battle : thou commandments from me.

shalt throw down mine enemies 23 I was also uncorrupt before under me. him : and eschewed mine own 40 Thou hast made mine enewickedness.

mies also to turn their backs up24 Therefore shall the Lord re- on me : and I shall destroy them ward me after my righteous deal that hate me. ing : and according unto the 41 They shall cry, but there eleanness of my hands in his eye shall be none to help them : yea, sight.

even unto the Lord shall they cry, 25 With the holy thou shalt be l but he shall not hear them.

Morning Prayer.

42 I will beat them as small as praised be the God of my salvathe dust before the wind : I will tion. cast them out as the clay in the 48 Even the God that seeth streets.

that I be avenged : and subdueth 43 Thou shalt deliver me from the people unto me. the strivings of the people : and 49 It is he that delivereth me thou shalt make me the head of from my cruel enemies, and setthe heathen.

teth me up above mine adver44 A people whom I have not saries : thou shalt rid me from known : shall serve me.

the wicked man. 45 As soon as they hear of me, 50 For this cause will I give they shall obey me : but the thanks unto thee, O Lord, among strange children shall dissemble the Gentiles : and sing praises with me.

unto thy Name. 46 The strange children shall 51 Great prosperity giveth he fail : and be afraid out of their | unto his King: and sheweth prisons.

loving-kindness unto David his 47 The Lord liveth, and bless- Anointed, and unto his seed for ed be my strong helper : and I evermore. Day 4. PSALM XIX.

10 More to be desired are they

than gold, yea, than much fine Cæli enarrant.

gold : sweeter also than honey, THE heavens declare the glory and the honey-comb. 1 of God : and the firmament

11 Moreover, by them is thy sheweth his handy-work.

servant taught : and in keeping 2 One day telleth another : and

of them there is great reward. one night certifieth another.

12 Who can tell how oft he of. 3 There is neither speech nor fendeth : 0 cleanse thou me from language : but their voices are

my secret faults. heard among them.

13 Keep thy servant also from 4 Their sound is gone out into

presumptuous sins, lest they get all lands: and their words into

the dominion over me : so shall I the ends of the world.

be undefiled, and innocent from 5 In them hath he set a taber the great offence. nacle for the sun : which cometh 14 Let the words of my mouth, forth as a bridegroom out of his and the meditation of my heart : chamber, and rejoiceth as a giant

be alway acceptable in thy sight, to run his course.

15 O Lord : my strength, and 6 It goeth forth from the utter

my redeemer. most part of the heaven, and

PSALM XX. runneth about unto the end of it again : and there is nothing

Exaudiat te Dominus. hid from the heat thereof.

THE Lord hear thee in the 7 The law of the Lord is an | 1 day of trouble : the Name of undefiled law, converting the the God of Jacob defend thee; soul : the testimony of the Lord 2 Send thee help from the saneis sure, and giveth wisdom unto tuary : and strengthen thee out the simple.

of Sion ; 8 The statutes of the Lord are 3 Remember all thy offerings : right, and rejoice the heart : the and accept thy burnt-sacrifice; commandment of the Lord is 4 Grant thee thy heart's desire : pure, and giveth light unto the and fulfil all thy mind. eyes.

5 We will rejoice in thy salva9 The fear of the Lord is clean, ' tion, and triumph in the Name and endureth for ever : the judge of the Lord our God : the Lord ments of the Lord are true, and perform all thy petitions. righteous altogether.

6 Now know I, that the Lord

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