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5 For in death no man remem- 9 0 let the wickedness of the bereth thee; and who will give ungodly come to an end ; but guide thee thanks in the pit ?

thou the just. 6 I am weary of my groaning : 10 For the righteous God trieth every night wash I my bed, and the very hearts and reins. water my couch with my tears. 11 My help cometh of God, who

7 My beauty is gone for very preserveth them that are true of trouble, and worn away because of heart. all mine enemies.

12 God is a righteous judge, 8 Away from me, all ye that strong, and patient; and God is work vanity; for the Lord hath provoked every day. heard the voice of my weeping. 13 If a man will not turn, he

9 The Lord hath heard my pe- will whet his sword; he hath bent tition ; the Lord will receive my his bow, and made it ready. prayer.

14 He hath prepared for him the 10 All mine enemies shall be instruments of death; he ordaineth confounded, and sore vexed; they his arrows against the persecutors. shall be turned back, and put to 15 Behold, he travaileth with shame suddenly.

mischief; he hath conceived sor Psalm 7. Domine, Deus meus. row, and brought forth ungodliO

LORD, my God, in thee have ness.

I put my trust: save me from 16 He hath graven and digged all them that persecute me, and up a pit, and is fallen himself into deliver me;

the destruction that he made for 2 Lest he devour my soul like other. a lion, and tear it in pieces, while 17 For his travail shall come there is none to help.

upon his own head, and his wick3 O Lord my God, if I have done edness shall fall on his own pate. any such thing; or if there be any 18 I will give thanks unto the wickedness in my hands; Lord, according to his righteous

4 If I have rewarded evil unto ness; and I will praise the name him that dealt friendly with me; of the Lord most high. yea, I have delivered him that with- Psalm 8. Domine, Dominus noster. out any cause is mine enemy; 5 Then let mine enemy persecute

LORD, our Governor, how 0

excellent is thy name in all my soul, and take me; yea, let him the world ; thou that hast set thy tread my life down upon the earth, glory above the heavens! and lay mine honour in the dust. 2 Out of the mouth of very babes

6 Stand up, O Lord, in thy and sucklings hast thou ordained wrath, and lift up thyself, because strength, because of thine enemies, of the indignation of mine enemies; that thou mightest still the enemy arise up for me in the judgment and the avenger. that thou hast commanded :

3 For I will consider thy hea7 And so shall the congregation vens, even the works of thy fingers; of the people come about thee: for the moon and the stars which thou their sakes therefore lift up thyself hast ordained. again.


4 What is man, that thou art 8 The Lord shall judge the peo- mindful of him? and the son of ple: give sentence with me, O Lord, man, that thou visitest him? according to my righteousness, and 5 Thou madest him lower than according to the innocency that is the angels, to crown him with glo

ry and worship.

in me.



6 Thou makest him to have do- 11 O praise the Lord which minion of the works of thy hands : dwelleth in Sion; show the people and thou hast put all things in sub- of his doings: jection under his feet;

12 For when he maketh inqui7 All sheep and oxen; yea, and sition for blood, he remembereth the beasts of the field;

them, and forgetteth not the com8 The fowls of the air, and the plaint of the poor. fishes of the sea; and whatsoever 13 Have mercy upon me, o walketh through the paths of the Lord; consider the trouble which seas.

I suffer of them that hate me, thou 9 O Lord, our Governor, how that liftest me up from the gates of excellent is thy name in all the death; world!

14 That I may show all thy

praises within the ports of the The second Day. daughter of Sion: I will rejoice in MORNING PRAYER. thy salvation.

Psalm 9. Confitebor tibi. 15 The heathen are sunk down WILL give thanks unto thee, in the pit that they made : in the

O Lord, with my whole heart ; same net which they hid privily is I will speak of all thy marvellous their foot taken. works.

16 The Lord is known to execute 2 I will be glad and rejoice in judgment; the ungodly is trapped thee; yea, my songs will I make in the work of his own hands. of thy name, O thou Most Highest. 17 The wicked shall be turned

3 While mine enemies are driven into hell, and all the people that back, they shall fall and perish at forget God. thy presence :

18 For the poor shall not alway 4 For thou hast maintained my be forgotten; the patient abiding right and my cause; thou art set in of the meek shall not perish for ever. the throne that judgest right. 19 Up, Lord, and let not map

5 Thou hast rebuked the hea- have the upper hand; let the heathen, and destroyed the ungodly; then be judged in thy sight. thou hast put out their name for 20 Put them in fear, O Lord, ever and ever.

that the heathen may know them6 Othou enemy, destructions selves to be but men. are come to a perpetual end; even Psalm 10. Ut quid, Domine ? as the cities which thou hast de- VHY standest thou so far off, stroyed, their memorial is perished O Lord, and hidest thy face with them.

in the noedful time of trouble? 7 But the Lord shall endure for 2 The ungodly, for his own lust, ever; he hath also prepared his doth persecute the poor: let them seat for judgment.

be taken in the crafty wiliness that 8 For he shall judge the world they have imagined. in righteousness, and minister true 3 For the ungodly hath made judgment unto the people. boast of his own heart's desire,

9 The Lord also will be a de- and speaketh good of the covetous, fence for the oppressed, even a whom God abborreth. refuge in due time of trouble. 4 The ungodly is so proud, that

10 And they that know thy name he careth not for God, neither is will put their trust in thee; for God in all his thoughts. thou, Lord, hast never failed them 5 His ways are alway grievous; that seek thee.

thy judgments are far above out of



his sight, and therefore defieth he of the earth be no more exalted all bis enemies.

against them. 6 For he hath said in his heart, Psalna 11. In Domino Confido. Tush, I shall never be cast down, IN the Lord



my trust; how there shall no harm happen unto me. I say ye then to my soul, that she

7 His mouth is full of cursing, should fee as a bird unto the bill ? deceit, and fraud; under his tongue 2 For lo, the ungodly bend is ungodliness and vanity. their bow, and make ready their

8 He sitteth lurking in the arrows within the quiver, that thievish corners of the streets, and they may privily shoot at them privily in his lurking dens doth he which are true of heart. murder the innocent; his eyes are 3 For the foundations will be set against the poor.

cast down; and what hath the 9 For he lieth waiting secretly; righteous done? even as a lion lurketh he in his 4 The Lord is in his holy temden, that he may ravish the poor. ple; the Lord's seat is in heaven.

10 He doth ravish the poor, 5 His eyes consider the poor, when he getteth him into his net. and his eye-lids try the children of

11 He falleth down and hum- men. bleth himself, that the congrega- 6 The Lord alloweth the righttion of the poor may fall into the eous; but the ungodly, and him hands of his captains.

that delighteth in wickedness, 12 He hath said in his heart, doth his soul abhor. Tush, God hath forgotten; he 7 Upon the ungodly he shall hideth away his face, and he will rain snares, fire and brimstone, never see it.

storm and tempest: this shall be 13 Arise, O Lord God, and lift their portion to drink. up thine hand; forget not the poor. . 8 For the righteous Lord loveth

14 Wherefore should the wick-righteousness: his countenance ed blaspheme God, while he doth will behold the thing that is just. say in his heart, Tush, thou God EVENING PRAYER. carest not for it?

Psalm 12. Salvum me fac. 15 Surely thou hast seen it ; TELP me, Lord, for there is for thou beholdest ungodliness 11 not one godly man left; for

the faithful are minished from 16 That thou mayest take the among the children of men. matter into thy hand: the poor 2 They talk of vanity every one committeth himself unto thee; for with his neighbour; they do but thou art the helper of the friendless. flatter with their lips, and dissem

17 Break thou the power of ble in their double heart. the ungodly and malicious; take 3 The Lord shall root out all away his ungodliness, and thou deceitful lips, and the tongue that shalt find none.

speaketh proud things : 18 The Lord is King for ever 4 Which have said, With our and ever, and the heathen are tongue will we prevail ; we are perished out of the land. they that ought to speak: who is

19 Lord, thou hast heard the Lord over us? desire of the poor; thou preparest 5 Now, for the comfortless troutheir heart, and thine ear hearken-bles' sake of the needy, and because eth thereto.

of the deep sighing of the poor, 20 To help the fatherless and 6 I will up, saith the Lord, and poor unto their right, that the man will help every one from him that

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swelleth against him, and will set| 6. Their mouth is full of cursing him at rest.

and bitterness; their feet are swift 7 The words of the Lord are to shed blood. pure words, even as the silver 7 Destruction and unhappiness which from the earth is tried, and is in their ways, and the way of purified seven times in the fire.

peace have they not known; there 8 Thou shalt keep them, O is no fear of God before their eyes. Lord; thou shalt preserve him 8 Have they no knowledge, that from this generation for ever. they are all such workers of mis

9. The ungodly walk on every chief, eating up my people asit were side: when they are exalted, the bread, and call not upon the Lord ? children of men are put to rebuke. 9 There were they brought in Psalm 13. Usque quo, Domine ? great fear, even where no fear Fow long wilt thou forget me, was; for God is in the generation OW

O Lord; for ever? how long of the righteous. wilt thou hide thy face from me? 10 As for you, ye have inade a

2 How long shall I seek coun- mock at the counsel of the poor; sel in my soul, and be so vexed in because he putteth his trust in the my heart? How long shall mine Lord. enemies triumph over me?

11 Who shall give salvation un3 Consider, and hear me, Oto Israel out of Sion? When the Lord

my God; lighten mine eyes, Lord turneth the captivity of his that I sleep not in death; people, then shall Jacob rejoice,

4 Lest mine enemy say, I have and Israel shall be glad. prevailed against him: for if I be cast down, they that trouble me

The third Day. will rejoice at it.

MORNING PRAYER. 5 But my trust is in thy mercy, Psalm 15. Domine, quis habitabit ?

, . 6 I will sing of the Lord, be- upon thy holy hill? cause he hath dealt so lovingly 2 Even he that leadeth an unwith me, yea, I will praise the corrupt life, and doeth the thing name of the Lord most Highest. which is right, and speaketh the

Psalm 14. Dixit insipiens. truth from his heart:
THE fool hath said in his heart, 3 He that hath used no deceit
There is no God.

in his tongue, nor done evil to his 2 They are corrupt, and become neighbour, and hath not slandered abominable in their doings; there his neighbour : is none that doeth good, no not one. 4 He that setteth not by himself,

3 The Lord looked down from but is lowly in his own eyes, and heaven upon the children of men, maketh much of them that fear the to see if there were any that would Lord : understand, and seek after God: 5 He that sweareth unto his

4 But they are all gone out of neighbour, and disappointeth him the way, they are altogether be- not, though it were to his own come abominable; there is none hindrance: that doeth good, no not one. 6 He that hath not given his

5 Their throat is an open sepul- money upon usury, nor taken rechre; with their tongues have ward against the innocent: they deceived: the poison of asps 7 Whoso doeth these things is under their lips.

shall never fall.

and my heart is joyful in thy salva- LORD, who shall dwell in thy

? or



Psalm 16. Conserva me, Domine. 4 Because of men's works that

RESERVE me, O God; for are done against the words of thy

in thee have I put my trust. lips, I have kept me from the ways 2 O my soul, thou hast said unto of the destroyer. the Lord, Thou art my God; my 5 O hold ihou up my goings in goods are nothing unto thee. thy paths, that my footsteps slip

3 All my delight is upon the not. saints that are in the earth, and 6 I have called upon thee, O upon such as excel in virtue. God, for thou shalt hear me: in

4 But they that run after an-cline thine ear to me, and hearken other god shall have great trouble. unto my words.

5 Their drink-offerings of blood 7 Show thy marvellous loving will I not offer, neither make men- kindness, thou that art the Sation of their names within my lips. viour of them which put their trust

6 The Lord himself is the por- in thee, from such as resist thy tion of mine inheritance, and of my right hand. cup; thou shalt maintain my lot. 8 Keep me as the apple of an

7 The lot is fallen unto me in a eye; hide me under the shadow of fair ground; yea, I have a goodly thy wings,

a heritage.

9 From the ungodly, that trouble 8 I will thank the Lord for giv- me; mine enemies compass me ing me warning; my reins also round about, to take away my soul. . chasten me in the night season. 10 They are inclosed in their

9 I have set God always before own fat, and their mouth speaketh me; for he is on my right hand, proud things. therefore I shall not fall.

11 They lie waiting in our way 10 Wherefore my heart was glad, on every side, turning their eyes and my glory rejoiced; my flesh al- down to the ground. so shall rest in hope.

12 Like as a lion that is greedy 11 For why? thou shalt not of his prey, and as it were a lion's leave my soul in hell ; neither shalt whelp lurking in secret places. thou suffer thy Holy One to see 13 Up, Lord, disappoint him, corruption.

and cast him down ; deliver my 12 Thou shalt show me the path soul from the ungodly, which is a of life: in thy presence is the ful- sword of thine : ness of joy, and at thy right hand 14 From the men of thy hand, there is pleasure for evermore. O Lord, from the men I say, and

Psalm 17. Exaudi Domine. from the evil world; which have

(EAR the right, O Lord, con- their portion in this life, whose hearken unto my prayer,


go-treasure. eth not out of feigned lips.

15 They have children at their 2 Let my sentence come forth desire, and leave the rest of their from thy presence, and let thine substance for their babes. eyes look upon the thing that is 16 But as for me, I will behold equal.

thy presence in righteousness; and 3 Thou hast proved and visited when I awake up after thy likemine heart in the night season ; ness, I shall be satisfied with it. thou hast tried me, and shalt find EVENING PRAYER. no wickedness in me; for I am Psalm 18. Diligam te, Domine. utterly

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