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stony rock, and my defence, my round world were discovered at thy Saviour, my God, and iny might, chiding, O Lord, at the blasting m whom I will trust; my buckler, of the breath of thy displeasure. ihe horn also of my salvation, and 16 He shall send down from on

high to fetch me, and shall take 2 I will call upon the Lord, me out of many waters. which is worthy to be praised; so 17 He shall deliver me from my shall I be safe from mine ene- strongest enemy, and from them mies.

which hate me ; for they are too 3 The sorrows of death compass-mighty for me. ed me, and the overflowings of un- 18 They prevented me in the godliness made me afraid. day of my trouble ; but the Lord

4 The pains of hell came about was my upholder. me; the snares of death overtook 19 He brought me forth also into

a place of liberty; he brought me 5 In my trouble I will call upon forth, even because he had a favour the Lord, and complain unto my unto me. God;

20 The Lord shall reward me 6 So shall he hear my voice out after my righteous dealing, accordof his holy temple, and my coming to the cleanness of my

hands plaint shall come before him; it shall he recompense me. shall enter even into his ears. 21 Because I have kept the ways

7 The earth trembled and quaked, of the Lord, and have not forsaken the very foundations also of the hills my God, as the wicked doth. shook, and were removed, because 22 For I have an eye unto all he was wroth.

his laws, and will not cast out his 8 There went a smoke out in his commandments from me. presence, and a consuming fire out 23 I was also uncorrupt before of his mouth, so that coals were him, and eschewed mine own wickkindled at it.

edness. 9 He bowed the heavens also, 24 Therefore shall the Lord reand came down, and it was dark ward me after my righteous dealunder his feet.

ing, and according unto the clean10 He rode upon the Cherubim, ness of my hands in his eye-sight. and did fly; he came flying upon 25 With the holy thou shalt be the wings of the wind.

holy, and with a perfect man thou 11 He made darkness a secret shalt be perfect. place, his pavilion round about him 26 With the clean thou shalt be with dark water, and thick clouds clean, and with the froward thou to cover him.

shalt learn frowardness. 12 At the brightness of his pre- 27 For thou shalt save the

peo. sence his clouds removed; hail-ple that are in adversity, and shalt stones and coals of fire.

bring down the high looks of the 13 The Lord also thundered proud. out of heaven, and the Highest

23 Thou also shalt light my cangave his thunder ; hail-stones and dle; the Lord my God shall make coals of fire.

my darkness to be light. 14 He sent out his arrows, and 29 For in thee I shall discomfit scattered them; he cast forth light- an host of men, and with the help nings, and destroyed them. of my God I shall leap over the

15 The springs of waters were wall. seen, and the foundations of the 30 The way of God is an unde


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filed way; the word of the Lord 45 As soon as they hear of me, also is tried in the fire: he is the they shall obey me; but the strange defender of all them that put their children shall dissemble with me. trust in him.

46 The strange children shall 31 For who is God, but the fail, and be afraid out of their Lord? or who hath any strength, prisons. except our God ?

47 The Lord liveth; and bless32 It is God that girdeth me with ed be my strong helper, and praised strength of war, and maketh my be the God of my salvation : way perfect.

48 Even the God that seeth that 33 He maketh my feet like harts" I be avenged, and subdueth the feet, and setteth me up on high. people unto me.

34 He teacheth mine hands to 49 It is he that delivereth me fight, and mine arms shall break from my cruel enemies, and setteth even a bow of steel.

me up above mine adversaries: thou 35 Thou hast given me the de- shalt rid me from the wicked man. fence of thy salvation ; thy right. 50 For this cause will I give hand also shall hold me up, and thy thanks unto thee, O Lord, among loving correction shall make me the Gentiles, and sing praises unto great.

thy name. 36 Thou shalt make room 51 Great prosperity giveth he enough under me for to go, that unto his King, and showeth loving my footsteps shall not slide. kindness unto David, his Anointed,

37 I will follow upon mine ene- and unto his seed for evermore. mies, and overtake ihem; neither will I turn again till I have de

The fourth Day. stroyed them.

MORNING PRAYER. 33 I will smite them, that they Psalm 19. Cæli enarrant. shall not be able to stand, but fall THE heavens declare the glory under


of God, and the firmament 39 Thou hast girded me with showeth his handy work. strength unto the battle; thou shalt 2 One day telleth another, and throw down mine enemies under one night certificth another.

3 There is neither speech nor 40 Thou hast made mine ene- language, but their voices are heard mies also to turn their backs

upon among them. me, and I shall destroy them that 4 Their sound is gone out into

all lands, and their words into the 41 They shall cry, but there ends of the world. shall be none to help them; yea, 5 In them hath he set a tabereven unto the Lord shall they cry, nacle for the sun, which cometh but he shall not hear them. forth as à bridegroom out of his

42 I will beat them as small as chamber, and rejoiceth as a giant the dust before the wind : I will to run his course. cast them out as the clay in the 6 It goeth forth from the utterstreets.

most part of the heaven, and run43 Thou shalt deliver me from neth about unto the end of it again, the strivings of the people, and and there is nothing hid from the thou shalt make me the head of heat thereof. the heathen.

7 The law of the Lord is an un44 A people whom I have not defiled law, converting the soul ; known shall serve me.

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and giveth wisdom unto the sim- will remember the name of the ple.

Lord our God. 8 The statutes of the Lord are 8 They are brought down and right, and rejoice the heart; the fallen ; but we are risen and stand commandment of the Lord is pure, upright. and giveth light unto the eyes.

9 Save, Lord; and hearus, OKing 9 The fear of the Lord is clean, of heaven, when we call upon thee. and endureth for ever; the judg- Psalm 21. Domine, in virtute tua. ments of the Lord are true, and TVHEKing shall rejoice in thy righteous altogether.

strength, O Lord; exceeding 10 More to be desired are they glad shall he be of thy salvation. than gold, yea, than much fine gold; 2 Thou hast given him his heart's sweeter also than honey, and the desire, and hast not denied him the honey-comb.

request of his lips. 11 Moreover, by them is thy ser- 3 For thou shalt prevent him vant taught; and in keeping of with the blessings of goodness, and them there is great reward. shalt set a crown of pure gold upon

12 Who can tell how oft he of- his head. fendeth? O cleanse thou me from 4 He asked life of thee, and thou my secret faults.

gavest bim a long life, even for ever 13 Keep thy servant also from and ever. presumptuous sins, lest they get 5 His honour is great in thy salthe dominion over me; so shall I vation; glory and great worship be undefiled, and innocent from shalt thou lay upon him. the great offence.

6 For thou shalt give him ever14 Let the words of my mouth, lasting felicity, and make him glad and the meditation of my heart, be with the joy of thy countenance. alway acceptable in thy sight, 7 And why? because the King

15 O Lord, my strength, and putteth his trust in the Lord; and my Redeemer.

in the mercy of the most Highest, Psalm 20. Exaudiat te Dominus. he shall not miscarry.

of trouble; the name of the hand; thy right hand shall find out God of Jacob defend thee : them that hate thee.

2 Send thee help from the Sanc- 9 Thou shalt make them like a tuary, and strengthen thee out of fiery oven in time of thy wrath : Sion :

the Lord shall destroy them in his 3 Remember all thy offerings, displeasure, and the fire shall conand accept thy burnt-sacrifice:

sume them. 4 Grant thee thy heart's desire, 10 Their fruit shalt thou root out and fulfil all thy mind.

of the earth, and their seed from š We will rejoice in thy salva- among the children of men. tion, and triumph in the name of 11 For they intended mischief athe Lord our God: the Lord per- gainst thee, and imagined such a deform all thy petitions.

vice as they are not able to perform; 6 Now know I that the Lord 12 Therefore shalt thou put them helpeth his Anointed, and will hear to flight, and the strings of thy bow him from his holy heaven, even shalt thou make ready against the with the wholesome strength of face of them. his right hand.

13 Be thou exalted, Lord, in 7 Some put their trust in cha-thine own strength; so will we riots, and some in horses; but we sing and praise thy power.

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EVENING PRAYER. 16 For many dogs are come about Psalm 22. Deus, Deus meus. me, and the council of the wicked

Y God, my God, look upon layeth siege against me.

me! why hast thou forsaken 17 They pierced my hands and me, and art so far from my health, my feet : I may tell all my bones :

: and from the words of my com- they stand staring and looking upplaint ?

2 O my God, I cry in the day- 18 They part my garments time, but thou hearest not: and in among them, and cast lots upon the night-season also I take no my vesture. rest.

19 But be not thou far from

me, 3 And thou continuest holy; O O Lord; thou art my succour, haste thou worship of Israel.

thee to help me. 4 Our fathers hoped in thee; 20 Deliver my soul from the they trusted in thee, and thou didst sword, my darling from the power deliver them.

of the dog 5 They called upon thee, and 21 Save me from the lion's were holpen; they put their trust mouth; thou hast heard me also in thee, and were not confounded. from among the horns of the uni

6 But as for me, I am a worm, corns. and no man; a very scorn of men, 22 I will declare thy name unto and the outcast of the people. my brethren ; in the midst of the

7 All they that see me, laugh me congregation will I praise thee. to scorn; they shoot out their lips, 23 O praise the Lord, ye that and shake their heads, saying, fear him; magnify him, all ye of

8 He trusted in God, that he the seed of Jacob; and fear him, would deliver him; let him deliver all ye seed of Israel. him, if he will have him.

24 For he hath not despised nor 9 But thou art he that took me abhorred the low estate of the poor; out of my mother's womb; thou he hath not hid his face from him wast my hope, when I hanged yet but when he called unto him, he upon my mother's breasts. heard him.

10 'I have been left unto thee 25 My praise is of thee in the ever since I was born ; thou art my great congregation ; my vows will God even from my mother's womb. I perform in the sight of them that

11 O go not from me; for trouble fear him. is hard at hand, and there is none 26 The poor shall eat, and be to help me.

satisfied ; they that seek after the 12 Many oxen are come about Lord, shall praise him : your heart me; fat bulls of Basan close me in shall live for ever. on every side.

27 All the ends of the world 13 They gape upon me with their shall remember themselves, and mouths, as it were a ramping and be turned unto the Lord; and all a roaring lion.

the kindreds of the nations shall 14 I am poured out like water, worship before him. and all my bones are out of joint; 28 For the kingdom is the Lord's, my heart also in the midst of my and he is the Governor among the body is even like melting wax. people.

15 My strength is dried up like 29 All such as be fat upon earth a potsherd, and my tongue cleaveth have eaten, and worshipped. to my gums, and thou shalt bring 30 All they that go down into me into the dust of death.

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and no man hath quickened his that seek him; even of them that own soul.

seek thy face, O Jacob. 31 My seed shall serve him ; 7 Lift up your heads, Oye they shall be counted unto the gates; and be ye lift up; ye everLord for a generation.

lasting doors; and the King of glo32 They shall come, and the ry shall come in. heavens shall declare his righteous- 8 Who is the King of glory? it ness unto a people that shall be is the Lord strong and mighty, born, whom the Lord hath made. even the Lord mighty in battle.

Psalm 23. Dominus regit me. 9 Lift up your heads, Oye MHE Lord is my shepherd ; gates; and be ye lift up, ye ever

therefore can I lack nothing lasting doors ; and the King of 2 He shall feed me in a green glory shall come in. pasture, and lead me forth beside 10 Who is the King of glory? the waters of comfort.

even the Lord of hosts, he is the 3 He shall convert my soul, and King of glory. bring me forth in the paths of right- Psalm 25. Ad te, Domine, levari. eousness for his name's sake.

TNTO thee, O Lord, will I lift 4 Yea, though I walk through up my soul; my God, I have the valley of the shadow of death, I put my trust in thee: O let me not will fear no evil; for thou art with be confounded, neither let mine me, thy rodand thy staff comfort me. enemies triumph over me.

5 Thou shalt prepare a table be- 2 For all they that hope in thee fore me against them that trouble shall not be ashamed; but such as me; thou hast anointed my head transgress without a cause, shall be with oil, and my cup shall be full. put to confusion.

6 But thy loving kindness and 3 Show me thy ways, O Lord, mercy shall follow me all the days and teach me thy paths. of my life; and I will dwell in the 4 Lead me forth in thy truth, house of the Lord for ever. and learn me; for thou art the

God of my salvation : in thee hath The fifth Day. been my hope all the day long. MORNING PRAYER. 5 Call to remembrance, O Lord, Psalm 24. Domini est terra. thy tender mercies, and thy loving THE earth is the Lord's, and all kindnesses, which have been ever

that therein is; the compass of old. of the world, and they that dwell 6 0 remember not the sins and therein.

offences of my youth; but accord2 For he hath founded it upon ing to thy mercy think thou upon the seas, and prepared it upon the me, O Lord, for thy goodness. floods.

7 Gracious and righteous is the 3 Who shall ascend into the hill Lord; therefore will he teach sinof the Lord ? or who shall rise up ners in the way. in his holy place?

8 Them that are meek shall he 4 Even he that hath clean hands, guide in judgment; and such as are and a pure heart; and that hath not gentle, them shall he learn his way, lift up his mind unto vanity, nor 9 All the paths of the Lord are sworn to deceive his neighbour. mercy and truth, unto such as keep

5 He shall receive the blessing his covenant and his testimonies. from the Lord, and righteousness 10 For thy name's sake, O Lord, rom the God of his salvation. be merciful unto my sin; for it is

6 This is the generation of them great.



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