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little hills, bless ye the Lord : praise and exalt him above all for ever. all' ye things that grow on the earth, bless ye the Lord : praise and exalt him above all for ever.
O ye fountains, bless ye the Lord : praise and exalt him above all for ever.
O ye seas and rivers, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for
Oye whales, and all that move in the waters, bless
ye the Lord : praise and exalt him above all for ever. O all ye fowls of the air, bless ye the Lord : praise and exalt him abore all for ever. O all ye beasts and cattle, bless ye the Lord : praise and exalt hini above all for
the Lord : praise and exalt him above all for ever. O Israel, bless ye the Lord : praise and exalt him above all for ever. 0 ye priests of the Lord, bless
ye the Lord : praise and exalt him above all for ever.
O ye servants of the Lord, bless ye the Lord : praise and exalt him above all for ever. O ye spirits and souls of the righteous, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever.
O ye holy and humble men of heart, bless ye the Lord : praise and exalt him above all for ever. O Ananias, Azarias, and Misael, bless ye the Lord : praise and exalt him above all for ever: for he hath delivered us from hell, and saved us from the hand of death, and
delivered us out of the midst of the furnace and burning flame : even out of the midst of the fire hath he delivered us. O give thanks unto the Lord, because he is gracious: for bis mercy endureth for ever. O all ye that worship the Lord, bless the God of gods, praise him, and give him thanks : for his mercy endureth for ever.
Selected from Habbakkuk, ch. 1. 2.
O Lord, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear! even cry out unto thee of violence, and thou wilt not save! Why dost thou shew me ini. quity, and cause me to behold grievance ? for spoiling and violence are before me: and there are that raise up strife and contention. Therefore the law is slacked, and judgement doth never go
forth: : for the wicked doth compass about the righteous; therefore wrong judgement proceed-, eth. Art thou not from everlasting, O Lord my God, mine holy One? we shall not die. O Lord, thou hast ordained them for judgement; and, O mighty God, thou hast established them for correction. Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity :
The Lord is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him. For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.
From the same, ch. 3.
O Lord, I have heard thy speech, and was afraid: O Lord, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy. God came from Teman, and the holy One from mount Paran. His glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full of his praise. And his brightness was as the light. Before him went the pestilence, and burning coals went forth at his feet. He stood, and measured the earth: he beheld, and drove asunder the nations; and the everlasting mountains were scattered, the perpetual hills did bow: his ways are everlasting. I saw the tents of Cushan in affliction: and the curtains of the land of Midian did tremble. Was the Lord displeased against the rivers? was thine anger against the rivers? was thy wrath against the
sea, that thou didst ride upon thine horses and thy chariots of salvation? Thy bow was made quite naked, according to the oaths of the tribes, even thy word. Thou didst cleave the earth with rivers. The mountains saw thee, and they trembled: the overflowing of the water passed by: the deep uttered his voice, and lifted up his hands on high. The suu and moon stood still in their habitation: at the light of thine arrows they went, and at the shining of thy glittering spear. Thou didst march through the land in indignation, thou didst thresh the heathen in anger. Thou wentest forth for the salvation of thy peo. ple, even for salvation with thine anointed; thou woundedst the head out of the house of the wicked, by discovering the foundation unto the neck. Thou didst strike through with his stave the head of his villages: they came out as a whirlwind to scatter me: their rejoicing was as to devour the poor secretly. Thou didst walk through the sea with thine horses, through the heap of great waters. When I heard, my belly trembled; my lips quivered at the voice : rottenness entered into my bones, and I trembled in myself that I might rest in the day of trouble: when he cometh up unto the people, he will in. vade them with his troops. Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in
the vines: the labour of the olive shall fail, and the field shall yield no meat : the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: yet I will rejoice in the-Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation. The Lord God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds' feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places.
The Prayer of Manasses king of Judah, when he
was captive in Babylon. Apocrypha. O Lord, 'Almighty God of our fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and of their righteous seed; who hast made heaven and earth, with all the ornament thereof; who hast bound the sea by the word of thy commandment; who hast shut up the deep, and sealed it by thy terrible and glorious name; whom•all men fear, and tremble before thy power; for the majesty of thy glory canno: be borne, and thine angry threatening toward sinners is importable: but thy merciful promise is unmeasurable and unsearchable; for thou art the Most High Lord, of great compassion, longsuffering, very merciful, and repentest of the evils of men Thou, O Lord, according to thy great goodness hast promised re.