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inheritance,and mount Sion, wherein thou hast dwelt.

18 Thou hast set all the borders of the earth; thou hast made sum

19 Remember this, O Lord,

4 Lift up thy feet, that thou mer and winter. mayest utterly destroy every enemy, which hath done evil in thy how the enemy hath rebuked; sanctuary. and how the foolish people hath

5 Thine adversaries roar in the blasphemed thy name.

midst of thy congregations, and set up their banners for tokens.

20 O deliver not the soul of thy turtle-dove unto the multitude of 6 He that hewed timber afore the enemies; and forget not the out of the thick trees, was known congregation of the poor for ever. to bring it to an excellent work;

21 Look upon the covenant; for

7 But now they break down all the carved work thereof with axes cruel habitations. and hammers.

all the earth is full of darkness and

22 O let not the simple go away

8 They have set fire upon thy ashamed; but let the poor and holy places, and have defiled the needy give praise unto thy name. dwelling-place of thy name, even 23 Arise, O God, maintain thine unto the ground.

9 Yea, they said in their hearts, Let us make havock of them altogether Thus have they burnt up all the houses of God in the land.

10 We see not our tokens; there is not one prophet more; no, not one is there among us, that understandeth any more.

11 O God, how long shall the adversary do this dishonour? how long shall the enemy blaspheme thy name? for ever?

own cause; remember how the foolish man blasphemeth thee daily. 24 Forget not the voice of thine enemies: the presumption of them that hate thee increaseth ever more and more.

The fifteenth Day. MORNING PRAYER. Psalm 75. Confitebimur tibi. INTO thee, O God, do we give

thanks; yea, unto thee do we

give thanks.

12 Why withdrawest thou thy 2 Thy name also is so nigh; hand? why pluckest thou not thy and that do thy wondrous works right hand out of thy bosom, to declare.

consume the enemy?

3 When I receive the congrega13 For God is my King of old; tion, I shall judge according unto the help that is done upon earth, he right.

doeth it himself.

4 The earth is weak, and all 14 Thou didst divide the sea the inhabitants thereof: I bear up through thy power; thou breakest the pillars of it.


the heads of the dragons in the 5 I said unto the fools, Deal not so madly; and to the ungodly, Set 15 Thou smotest the heads of not up your horn. Leviathan in pieces, and gavest 6 Set not up your horn on high, him to be meat for the people in and speak not with a stiff neck; the wilderness. 7 For promotion cometh neither 16 Thou broughtest out fountains, from the east, nor from the west, and waters out of the hard rocks; nor yet from the south.

thou driedst up mighty waters.

8 And why? God is the Judge; 17 The day is thine, and the he putteth down one, and setteth night is thine; thou hast prepared up another.

the light and the sun. P

9 For in the hand of the Lord

there is a cup, and the wine is red ;| 2 In the time of my trouble I it is full mixt, and he poureth out sought the Lord: my sore ran, and of the same. ceased not in the night-season; my

10 As for the dregs thereof, all soul refused comfort. the ungodly of the earth shall drink them, and suck them out.

11 But I will talk of the God of Jacob, and praise him for ever.

3 When I am in heaviness, I will think upon God; when my heart is vexed, I will complain. 4 Thou holdest mine eyes wak

12 All the horns of the ungodly ing: I am so feeble that I cannot also will I break, and the horns of speak. the righteous shall be exalted.

Psalm 76. Notus in Judæa.

IN Jury is God known; his name

5 I have considered the days of old, and the years that are past.

6 I call to remembrance my song, and in the night I commune with mine own heart, and search out my spirits.

2 At Salem is his tabernacle, and his dwelling in Sion. 3 There brake he the arrows 7 Will the Lord absent himself of the bow, the shield, the sword, for ever; and will he be no more and the battle. intreated?

4 Thou art of more honour and 8 Is his mercy clean gone for might than the hills of the robbers. ever; and is his promise come ut5 The proud are robbed; they terly to an end for evermore? have slept their sleep; and all the 9 Hath God forgotten to be men whose hands were mighty, gracious; and will he shut up his have found nothing. loving kindness in displeasure?

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6 At thy rebuke, O God of Jacob, both the chariot and horse are fallen.

10 And I said, it is mine own infirmity; but I will remember the years of the right hand of the Most

7 Thou, even thou art to be Highest. feared; and who may stand in thy sight, when thou art angry?

11 I will remember the works of the Lord, and call to mind the 8 Thou didst cause thy judg-wonders of old time. ment to be heard from heaven; the earth trembled, and was still,

9 When God arose to judgment, and to help all the meek upon earth.

10 The fierceness of man shall turn to thy praise, and the fierceness of them shalt thou refrain.

12 I will think also of all thy works, and my talking shall be of thy doings.

13 Thy way, O God, is holy: who is so great a God as our God?

14 Thou art the God that doeth wonders, and hast declared thy power among the people.

11 Promise unto the Lord your 15 Thou hast mightily delivered. God, and keep it, all ye that are thy people, even the sons of Jacob round about him; bring presents and Joseph.

unto him that ought to be feared. 16 The waters saw thee, O God, 12 He shall refrain the spirit of the waters saw thee, and were princes, and is wonderful among afraid; the depths also were the kings of the earth. troubled.

Psalm 77. Voce mea ad Dominum. 17 The clouds poured out waWILL cry unto God with my ter, the air thundered, and thine voice; even unto God will I arrows went abroad.

cry with my voice, and he shall hearken unto me.

18 The voice of thy thunder was heard round about: the lightnings

shone upon the ground; the earth| 12 But forgat what he had done, was moved, and shook withal. and the wonderful works that he 19 Thy way is in the sea, and had showed for them.

thy paths in the great waters, and 13 Marvellous things did he in thy foot-steps are not known. the sight of our forefathers, in the 20 Thou leddest thy people like land of Egypt, even in the field of sheep, by the hand of Moses and Zoan. Aaron.

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14 He divided the sea, and let them go through; he made the waters to stand on an heap.

15 In the day time also he led

EVENING PRAYER. Psalm 78. Attendite, popule. TEAR my law, O my people; incline your ears unto the them with a cloud, and all the words of my mouth. night through with a light of


2 I will open my mouth in a fire. parable; I will declare hard sentences of old,

16 He clave the hard rocks in the wilderness, and gave them 3 Which we have heard and drink thereof, as it had been out known, and such as our fathers of the great depth.

have told us.

17 He brought waters out of

4 That we should not hide them the stony rock, so that it gushed from the children of the genera-out like the rivers.


tions to come; but to show the 18 Yet for all this, they sinned honour of the Lord, his mighty more against him, and provoked the and wonderful works that he hath Most Highest in the wilderness. 19 They tempted God in their 5 He made a covenant with Ja- hearts, and required meat for their cob, and gave Israel a law, which lust. he commanded our forefathers to teach their children.

20 They spake against God also, saying, Shall God prepare a

6 That their posterity might table in the wilderness? know it, and the children which 21 He smote the stony rock are yet unborn; indeed, that the water gushed out, 7 To the intent that when they and the streams flowed withal; came up, they might show their but can he give bread also, or prochildren the same; vide flesh for his people?

8 That they might put their 22 When the Lord heard this, trust in God; and not to forget he was wroth; so the fire was the works of God, but to keep his kindled in Jacob, and there came commandments; up heavy displeasure against Israel; 9 And not to be as their fore- 23 Because they believed not fathers, a faithless and stubborn in God, and put not their trust in generation; a generation that set his help.

not their heart aright, and whose 24 So he commanded the clouds spirit cleaveth not steadfastly unto above, and opened the doors of God; heaven.

10 Like as the children of 25 He rained down Manna Ephraim; who being harnessed, also upon them for to eat, and and carrying bows, turned them-gave them food from heaven. selves back in the day of battle. 26 So man did eat angel's food; 11 They kept not the covenant for he sent them meat enough. of God, and would not walk in his law;

27 He caused the east wind to blow under heaven; and through

his power he brought in the south-tempted God; and moved the west wind. Holy One in Israel.

23 He rained flesh upon them 43 They thought not of his as thick as dust, and feathered hand, and of the day when he defowls like as the sand of the sea. livered them from the hand of the

29 He let it fall among their enemy. tents, even round about their 44 How he had wrought his habitation. miracles in Egypt, and his won

30 So they did eat and were ders in the field of Zoan. well filled; for he gave them their 45 He turned their waters into own desire they were not disap-blood, so that they might not drink pointed of their lust. of the rivers.

31 But while the meat was yet 46 He sent lice among them, in their mouths, the heavy wrath and devoured them up, and frogs of God came upon them, and slew to destroy them.

the wealthiest of them; yea, and 47 He gave their fruit unto the smote down the chosen men that caterpillar, and their labour unto were in Israel. the grasshopper.

32 But for all this, they sinned yet more, and believed not his wondrous works.

33 Therefore their days did he consume in vanity, and their years in trouble.

48 He destroyed their vines with hail-stones, and their mulberry trees with the frost.

49 He smote their cattle also with hail-stones, and their flocks with hot thunder-bolts.

34 When he slew them, they 50 He cast upon them the furisought him, and turned them ear-ousness of his wrath, anger, disly, and inquired after God. pleasure, and trouble; and sent

35 And they remembered that evil angels among them. God was their strength, and that 51 He made a way to his inthe high God was their Redeemer. dignation, and spared not their 36 Nevertheless, they did but soul from death; but gave their flatter him with their mouth, and life over to the pestilence; dissembled with him in their 52 And smote all the first-born tongue. in Egypt, the most principal and 37 For their heart was not mightiest in the dwellings of Ham. whole with him, neither continued 53 But as for his own people, they steadfast in his covenant. he led them forth like sheep, and 38 But he was so merciful, carried them in the wilderness like that he forgave their misdeeds, and a flock. destroyed them not.

54 He brought them out safe39 Yea, many a time turned he ly, that they should not fear, and his wrath away, and would not overwhelmed their enemies with suffer his whole displeasure to the sea.


55 And brought them within 40 For he considered that they the borders of his sanctuary, even were but flesh, and that they were to his mountain, which he pureven a wind that passeth away, chased with his right hand. and cometh not again.

56 He cast out the heathen also 41 Many a time did they pro- before them, caused their land to voke him in the wilderness, and be divided among them for an herigrieved him in the desert. tage, and made the tribes of Israel and to dwell in their tents.

42 They turned back,

57 So they tempted and displeased the most high God, and kept not his testimonies;

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The sixteenth Day. MORNING PRAYER. Psalm 79. Deus, venerunt. GOD, the heathen are come into thine inheritance; thy

58 But turned their backs, and fell away like their forefathers; starting aside like a broken bow. holy temple have they defiled, and 59 For they grieved him with made Jerusalem an heap of stones. their hill-altars, and provoked him 2 The dead bodies of thy serto displeasure with their images. vants have they given to be meat 60 When God heard this, he unto the fowls of the air, and the was wroth, and took sore displea-flesh of thy saints unto the beasts sure at Israel; of the land.

61 So that he forsook the taber- 3 Their blood have they shed nacle in Silo, even the tent that he like water on every side of Jerusahad pitched among men. lem, and there was no man to bury

62 He delivered their power in-them. to captivity, and their beauty into the enemies' hand.

4 We are become an open shame to our enemies, a very scorn and 63 He gave his people over also derision unto them that are round unto the sword, and was wroth about us.

with his inheritance.

5 Lord, how long wilt thou be 64 The fire consumed their angry? shall thy jealousy burn like young men, and their maidens fire for ever? were not given to marriage.

6 Pour out thine indignation 65 Their priests were slain with upon the heathen that have not the sword, and there were no known thee; and upon the kingwidows to make lamentation. doms that have not called upon thy name:

66 So the Lord awaked as one out of sleep, and like a giant refreshed with wine.

67 He smote his enemies in the hinder parts, and put them to a perpetual shame.

68 He refused the tabernacle of Joseph, and chose not the tribe of Ephraim;

7 For they have devoured Jacob, and laid waste his dwelling-place.

8 O remember not our old sins, but have mercy upon us, and that soon; for we are come to great misery.

9 Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy name : 69 But chose the tribe of Judah, O deliver us, and be merciful unto even the hill of Sion, which he loved. our sins, for thy name's sake. 70 And there he built his temple on high, and laid the foundation of it like the ground which he hath made continually.

10 Wherefore do the heathen say, Where is now their God?

11 O let the vengeance of thy servants' blood that is shed, be 71 He chose David also his ser- openly showed upon the heathen, vant, and took him away from the in our sight.

sheep-folds :

12 Olet the sorrowful sighing

72 As he was following the ewes of the prisoners come before thee; great with young ones, he took himn, according to the greatness of thy that he might feed Jacob his peo-power, preserve thou those that are ple, and Israel his inheritance. appointed to die.

73 So he fed them with a faith

13 And for the blasphemy whereful and true heart, and ruled them with our neighbours have blasprudently with all his power. phemed thee, reward thou them,

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