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O Lord, seven-fold into their bo- of hosts, look down from heaven, behold and visit this vine,


14 So we that are thy people, 15 And the place of the vineand sheep of thy pasture, shall give yard that thy right hand hath thee thanks for ever, and will al-planted, and the branch that thou way be showing forth thy praise madest so strong for thyself.

from generation to generation. Psalm 80. Qui regis Israel. TEAR, O thou Shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like a sheep; show thyself also, thou that sittest upon the Cherubim:

2 Before Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasses, stir up thy strength, and come and help us.

3 Turn us again, O God; show

16 It is burnt with fire, and cut down; and they shall perish at the rebuke of thy countenance.

17 Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right hand, and upon the son of man, whom thou madest so strong for thine own self.

18 And so will not we go back from thee: O let us live, and we shall call upon thy name.

19 Turn us again, O Lord God

the light of thy countenance, and of hosts; show the light of thy counwe shall be whole.

4 O Lord God of hosts, how

tenance, and we shall be whole. Psalm 81. Exultate Deo. long wilt thou be angry with thy strength; make a cheerful noise ING we merrily unto God, our

people that prayeth?

5 Thou feedest them with the unto the God of Jacob.

bread of tears, and givest them 2 Take the psalm, bring hither plenteousness of tears to drink. the tabret, the merry harp, with 6 Thou hast made us a very the lute. strife unto our neighbours, and our enemies laugh us to scorn.

3 Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, even in the time ap7 Turn us again, thou God pointed, and upon our solemn feast of hosts; show the light of thy day. countenance, and we shall be 4 For this was made a statute whole. for Israel, and a law of the God of Jacob.

8 Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt; thou hast cast out the heathen, and planted it.


5 This he ordained in Joseph for a testimony, when he came out of 9 Thou madest room for it; and the land of Egypt, and had heard a when it had taken root, it filled the strange language. 6 I eased his shoulder from the 10 The hills were covered with burden, and his hands were dethe shadow of it, and the boughs livered from making the pots. thereof were like the goodly cedar 7 Thou calledst upon me in troubles, and I delivered thee, and 11 She stretched out her branch-heard thee what time as the storm es unto the sea, and her boughs un-fell upon thee.


to the river.

12 Why hast thou then broken down her hedge, that all they that go by pluck off her grapes?

8 I proved thee also at the waters of strife.

9 Hear, O my people; and I will assure thee, O Israel, if thou 13 The wild boar out of the wilt hearken unto me. wood doth root it up, and the wild beasts of the field devour it.

14 Turn thee again, thou God

10 There shall no strange god be in thee, neither shalt thou worship any other god.

I shall fill it.

11 I am the Lord thy God, who 2 For lo, thine enemies make a brought thee out of the land of murmuring; and they that hate Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and thee have lift up their head. 3 They have imagined craftily 12 But my people would not against thy people, and taken counhear my voice; and Israel would sel against thy secret ones. 4 They have said, Come, and 13 So I gave them up unto their let us root them out, that they be own hearts' lusts, and let them fol-no more a people, and that the low their own imaginations. name of Israel may be no more in

not obey me:

14 O that my people would have remembrance. hearkened unto me; for if Israel had walked in my ways,

15 I should soon have put down their enemies, and turned my hand against their adversaries.

5 For they have cast their heads together with one consent, and are confederate against thee;

6 The tabernacles of the Edomites, and the Ishmaelites; the Moabites, and Hagarenes;

16 The haters of the Lord should have been found liars; but their 7 Gebal, and Ammon, and Amatime should have endured for ever. lek; the Philistines, with them 17 He should have fed them al-that dwell at Tyre.

so with the finest wheat flour; and 8 Assur also is joined with them, with honey out of the stony rock and have holpen the children of should I have satisfied thee. Lot.

Psalm 82. Deus stetit.

9 But do thou to them as unto the Midianites; unto Sisera, and

MOD standeth in the congrega-unto Jabin at the brook of Kison; tion of princes; he is a Judge

among gods.

10 Who perished at Endor, and became as the dung of the earth. 11 Make them and their princes

2 How long will ye give wrong judgment, and accept the persons like Oreb and Zeb; yea, make all of the ungodly? their princes like as Zeba and Sal

3 Defend the poor and father-mana; less; see that such as are in need and necessity have right.

12 Who say, Let us take to ourselves the houses of God in posses

4 Deliver the outcast and poor; sion. save them from the hand of the ungodly.

5 They will not be learned, nor understand, but walk on still in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.

13 O my God, make them like unto a wheel, and as the stubble before the wind.

14 Like as the fire that burneth up the wood, and as the flame that consumeth the mountains.

6 I have said, Ye are gods, and ye 15 Persecute them even so with are the children of the Most Highest; thy tempest, and make them afraid 7 But ye shall die like men, and with thy storm.

fall like one of the princes.

16 Make their faces ashamed, O 8 Arise, O God, and judge thou Lord, that they may seek thy the earth; for thou shalt take all name. heathen to thine inheritance.


Psalm 83. Deus, quis similis? TOLD not thy tongue, O God, keep not still silence: refrain not thyself, O God;

17 Let them be confounded and vexed ever more and more; let them be put to shame, and perish.

18 And they shall know that thou, whose name is Jehovah, art

only the Most Highest over all the of thy people, and covered all their earth.


3 Thou hast taken away all thy displeasure, and turned thyself from thy wrathful indignation.

Psalm 84. Quam dilecta! HOW amiable are thy dwellings, thou Lord of hosts! 2 My soul hath a desire and longing to enter into the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh from us. rejoice in the living God.

4 Turn us then, O God our Saviour, and let thine anger cease

5 Wilt thou be displeased at us

3 Yea, the sparrow hath found for ever? and wilt thou stretch out her an house, and the swallow a thy wrath from one generation to nest, where she may lay her young; another?

even thy altars, O Lord of hosts, 6 Wilt thou not turn again, and my King and my God. quicken us, that thy people may rejoice in thee?

4 Blessed are they that dwell in thy house; they will be alway praising thee.

7 Show us thy mercy, O Lord, and grant us thy salvation.

8 I will hearken what the Lord

5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart God will say concerning me; for are thy ways. he shall speak peace unto his peo6 Who, going through the vale ple, and to his saints, that they of misery, use it for a well; and turn not again. the pools are filled with water.

9 For his salvation is nigh them 7 They will go from strength to that fear him; that glory may dwell strength, and unto the God of gods in our land.

appeareth every one of them in 10 Mercy and truth are met Sion. together; righteousness and peace

8 O Lord God of hosts, hear have kissed each other. my prayer; hearken, O God of Jacob :

9 Behold, O God, our defender, and look upon the face of thine Anointed.

11 Truth shall flourish out of the earth, and righteousness hath looked down from heaven.

12 Yea, the Lord shall show loving kindness, and our land shall 10 For one day in thy courts is give her increase. better than a thousand.

13 Righteousness shall go before 11 I had rather be a door-keeper him, and he shall direct his going in the house of my God, than to in the way. dwell in the tents of ungodliness.

12 For the Lord God is a light and defence; the Lord will give grace and worship; and no good thing shall he withhold from them that live a godly life.

The seventeenth Day.
and hear me; for I am poor,
Psalm 86. Inclina, Domine.
OW down thine ear, O Lord,

2 Preserve thou my soul; for I am holy: my God, save thy servant that putteth his trust in thee.

13 O Lord God of hosts, blessed and in misery. is the man that putteth his trust in thee. Psalm 85. Benedixisti, Domine. become gra

3 Be merciful unto me, O Lord;

LORD, thou art be, thou hast for I will call daily upon thee.

turned away the captivity of Jacob.

2 Thou hast forgiven the offence

4 Comfort the soul of thy servant; for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.

5 For thou, Lord, art good and gracious, and of great mercy unto all them that call upon thee.

spoken of thee, thou city of God. 3 I will think upon Rahab and Babylon, with them that know me. 4 Behold ye the Philistines also,

6 Give ear, Lord, unto my prayer, and ponder the voice of my humble and they of Tyre, with the Modesires. rians; lo there was he born.

7 In the time of my trouble I 5 And of Sion it shall be reportwill call upon thee; for thou hear-led, that he was born in her; and the Most High shall stablish her.

est me.

8 Among the gods there is none 6 The Lord shall rehearse it, like unto thee, O Lord; there is when he writeth up the people, not one that can do as thou doest. that he was born there.


9 All nations whom thou hast 7 The singers also and trumpetmade, shall come and worship thee, ers shall he rehearse : All my O Lord; and shall glorify thy name. 10 For thou art great, and doest wondrous things: thou art God


springs shall be in thee.
Psalm 88. Domine, Deus.
LORD, God of my salvation,
I have cried day and night

11 Teach me thy way, O Lord, before thee: O let my prayer enter and I will walk in thy truth: O into thy presence; incline thine ear knit my heart unto thee, that I unto my calling;

may fear thy name.

2 For my soul is full of trouble, 12 I will thank thee, O Lord and my life draweth nigh unto my God, with all my heart; and hell.

will praise thy name for evermore. 3 I am counted as one of them 13 For great is thy mercy to- that go down into the pit, and I ward me; and thou hast delivered have been even as a man that hath my soul from the nethermost hell. no strength.

14 O God, the proud are risen 4 Free among the dead, like against me; and the congregations unto them that are wounded, and of naughty men have sought after lie in the grave, who are out of my soul, and have not set thee remembrance, and are cut away before their eyes. from thy hand.

15 But thou, O Lord God, art 5 Thou hast laid me in the full of compassion and mercy, long- lowest pit, in a place of darkness, suffering, plenteous in goodness and in the deep.

and truth.

6 Thine indignation lieth hard 16 O turn thee then unto me, upon me, and thou hast vexed me and have mercy upon me; give thy with all thy storms. strength unto thy servant, and help the son of thine handmaid.

7 Thou hast put away mine acquaintance far from me, and 17 Show some token upon me made me to be abhorred of them. for good; that they who hate me 8 I am so fast in prison, that I may see it, and be ashamed, be- cannot get forth. cause thou, Lord, hast holpen me, and comforted me.

9 My sight faileth for very trouble; Lord, I have called daily upon Psalm 87. Fundamenta ejus. thee, I have stretched forth my H ER foundations are upon the hands unto thee. holy hills: the Lord loveth the gates of Sion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.

2 Very excellent things are

10 Dost thou show wonders among the dead? or shall the dead rise up again and praise thee?

11 Shall thy loving kindness be

showed in the grave? or thy faith-to be had in reverence of all them fulness in destruction? that are round about him. 12 Shall thy wondrous works 9 O Lord God of hosts, who is be known in the dark? and thy like unto thee? thy truth, most righteousness in the land where mighty Lord, is on every side. all things are forgotten? 10 Thou rulest the raging of the 13 Unto thee have I cried, O sea; thou stillest the waves thereof Lord; and early shall my prayer when they arise. come before thee. 11 Thou hast subdued Egypt, 14 Lord, why abhorrest thou and destroyed it; thou hast scatmy soul, and hidest thou thy face tered thine enemies abroad with from me? thy mighty arm.

15 I am in misery, and like unto 12 The heavens are thine, the him that is at the point to die; even earth also is thine; thou hast laid from my youth up, thy terrors have the foundation of the round world, I suffered with a troubled mind. and all that therein is.

16 Thy wrathful displeasure 13 Thou hast made the north goeth over me, and the fear of thee and the south; Tabor and Hermon hath undone me. shall rejoice in thy name.

17 They came round about me daily like water, and compassed me together on every side.

14 Thou hast a mighty arm; strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand.

18 My lovers and friends hast 15 Righteousness and equity are thou put away from me, and hid the habitation of thy seat; mercy mine acquaintance out of my sight. and truth shall go before thy face. EVENING PRAYER. 16 Blessed is the people, O Lord, Psalm 89. Misericordias Domini. that can rejoice in thee; they shall Y song shall be alway of the walk in the light of thy countenance. loving kindness of the Lord; 17 Their delight shall be daily with my mouth will I ever be in thy name; and in thy righteousshowing thy truth, from one gene-ness shall they make their boast. ration to another. 18 For thou art the glory of their 2 For I have said, Mercy shall strength, and in thy loving kindbe set up for ever, thy truth shalt ness thou shalt lift up our horns : thou stablish in the heavens. 19 For the Lord is our defence; 3 I have made a covenant with the Holy One of Israel is our King. my chosen; I have sworn unto 20 Thou spakest sometime in David my servant. visions unto thy saints, and saidst,

4 Thy seed will 1 stablish for I have laid help upon one that is ever, and set up thy throne from mighty, I have exalted one chosen one generation to another. out of the people.

5 O Lord, the very heavens shall

21 I have found David my serpraise thy wondrous works; and vant; with my holy oil have I thy truth in the congregation of anointed him. the saints. 22 My hand shall hold him fast, 6 For who is he among the and my arm shall strengthen him. clouds, that shall be compared un- 23 The enemy shall not be able to do him violence; the son of

to the Lord?

7 And what is he among the gods, wickedness shall not hurt him.

that shall be like unto the Lord?

24 I will smite down his foes

8 God is very greatly to be fear- before his face, and plague them ed in the council of the saints, and that hate him.

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