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founded, and sore vexed : they shall 14 He hath prepared for him thi be turned back, and put to shame instruments of death : He ordainet* 1 suddenly.

His arrows against the persecutors. *** PSALM VII. Domine, Deus meus. 15 Behold, he travaileth with mis O

LORD my God, in Thee have chief : he hath conceived sorrow, anc ***

I put my trust : save me from brought forth ungodliness. all them that persecute me, and de 16 He hath graven and digged og liver me;

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

his own head : and his wickednes 3 O Lord my God, if I have done shall fall on his own pate. any such thing : or if there be any 18 I will give thanks unto the Lord wickedness in my hands;

according to His righteousness : ant 4 If I have rewarded evil unto him I will praise the Name of the Lord that dealt friendly with me : yea, I most High. have delivered him that without any PSALM VIII. Domine, Dominus cause is mine enemy;

noster. 5 Then let mine enemy persecute LORD our Governour, how ex my soul, and take me : yea, let him tread my life down upon the earth, world : Thou that hast set Thy glor, and lay mine honour in the dust. above the heavens ! 6 Stand up,

O Lord, in Thy wrath, 2 Out of the mouth of very babe and lift up Thyself, because of the and sucklings hast Thou ordaine indignation of mine enemies : arise strength, because of Thine enemies up for me in the judgement that that Thou mightest still the enemy Thou hast commanded.

and the avenger. 7 And so shall the congregation of 3 For I will consider Thy heaven! the people come about Thee : for even the works of Thy fingers : tb their sakes therefore lift up Thyself moon and the stars, which Thou bac again.

ordained. 8 The Lord shall judge the people; 4 What is man, that Thou al give sentence with me, O Lord : ac mindful of him : and the son of mai cording to my righteousness, and that Thou visitest him? according to the innocency that is 5 Thou madest him lower than th

angels : to crown him with glor 9 O let the wickedness of the un and worship: godly come to an end : but guide 6 Thou makest him to have dom Thou the just.

nion of the works of Thy hands 10 For the righteous God : trieth and Thou hast put all things in suł the very hearts and reins.

jection under his feet; 11 My help cometh of God : Who 7 All sheep and oxen : yea, an preserveth them that are true of the beasts of the field; heart.

8 The fowls of the air, and t 12 God is a righteous Judge, strong, fishes of the sea : and whatsoert and patient : and God is provoked walketh through the paths of ti every day.

13 If a man will not turn, He will 9 O Lord our Governour : whet His sword : He hath' bent His excellent is Thy Name in all til bow, and made it ready.

world! Day 2. Morning Praper.

Day PSALM IX. Confitebor tibi. I will speak of all Thy marvello: I

WILL give thanks unto Thee, works.
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Thee : yea, my songs will I make hell : and all the people that forget of Thy Naine, "o Thou most High- God. est.

18 For the poor shall not alway 3 While mine enemies are driven be forgotten : the patient abiding of back : they shall fall and perish at the meek shall not perish for ever. Thy presence.

19 Up, Lord, and let not man have For Thou hast maintained my the upper hand : let the heathen be right and my cause : Thou art set judged in Thy sight. in the throne that judgest right. 20 Put them in fear, O Lord : that

5 Thou hast rebuked the heathen, the heathen may know themselves and destroyed the ungodly : Thou to be but men. bast put out their name for ever PSALM X. Ut quid, Domine and ever.

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HY standest Thou so far off, 60 thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end : even as in the needful time of trouble ? the cities which thou hast destroy 2 The ungodly for his own lust ed; their memorial is perished with doth persecute the poor : let them them.

be taken in the crafty wiliness that 7 But the Lord shall endure for they have imagined. ever : He hath also prepared His 3 For the ungodly hath made boast seat for judgement.

of his own heart's desire : and 8 For He shall judge the world in speaketh good of the covetous, whom righteousness : and minister true God abhorreth. judgement unto the people.

4 The ungodly is so proud, that he 9 The Lord also will be a defence careth not for God : neither is God for the oppressed : even a refuge in in all his thoughts. due time of trouble.

5 His ways are alway grievous : 10 And they that know Thy Name Thy judgements are far above out will put their trust in Thee : for of his sight, and therefore defieth he Thou, Lord, hast never failed them all his enemies. that seek Thee.

6 For he hath said in his heart, 11 O praise the Lord Which dwell- Tush, I shall never be cast down : eth in Sion : shew the people of His there shall no harm happen unto doings.

12 For, when He maketh inqui 7 His mouth is full of cursing, desition for blood, He remembereth ceit, and fraud : under his tongue is them : and forgetteth not the com ungodliness and vanity. plaint of the poor.

8 He sitteth lurking in the thiev13 Have mercy upon me, O Lord; ish corners of the streets : and consider the trouble which I suffer privily in his lurking dens doth he of them that hate me : Thou that murder the innocent ; his eyes are liftest me up from the gates of set against the poor. death.

9 For he lieth waiting secretly, 14 That I may shew all Thy praises even as a lion lurketh he in his den? within the ports of the daughter of that he may ravish the poor. Sion : I will rejoice in Thy salva

10 He doth ravish the poor : when

he getteth him into his net. 15 The heathen are sunk down in 11 He falleth down, and humbleth the pit that they made : in the same himself : that the congregation of net which they hid privily, is their the poor may fall into the hands of foot taken.

his captains. 16 The Lord is known to execute 12 He hath said in his heart, Tush, judgement : the ungodly is trapped God hath forgotten : He hideth ain the work of his own hands. way His face, and He will never 17 The wicked shall be turned into

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see it.

14 Wherefore should the wicked Is the Lord put I my trust : how

13 Arise, O Lord God, and lift up PSALM XI. In Domino confido. Thine hand : forget not the poor.

say ye then to my soul, that she blaspheme God : while he doth say should fee as a bird unto the hill? in his heart, Tush, Thou God carest 2 For lo, the ungodly bend their not for it.

bow, and make ready their arrows 15 Surely Thou hast seen it : for within the quiver : that they may Thou beholdest ungodliness and privily shoot at them which are true wrong.

of heart. 16 That Thou mayest take the 3 For the foundations will be cast matter into Thine hand : the poor down: and what hath the righteous committeth himself unto Thee ; for done? Thou art the helper of the friendless. 4 The Lord is in His holy temple :

17 Break Thou the power of the the Lord's seat is in heaven. ungodly and malicious : take away 5 His eyes consider the poor : his ungodliness, and Thou shalt find and His eye-lids try the children of

18 The Lord is King for ever and 6 The Lord alloweth the righteous : ever : and the heathen are perished but the ungodly, and him that deout of the land.

lighteth in wickedness doth His soul 19 Lord, Thou hast heard the de- abhor. sire of the poor : Thou preparest 7 Upon the ungodly He shall rain their heart, and Thine ear hearken- snares, fire and brimstone, storm and eth thereto;

tempest : this shall be their portion 20 To help the fatherless and

poor to drink. unto their right : that the man of 8 For the righteous Lord loveth the earth be no more exalted against righteousness : His countenance will them.

behold the thing that is just.

none.

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3 the Lord shall root out all de: How Lord, for ever : how long

Day 2.
Evening Prayer.

DAY 2. PSALM XII, Salvum me fac. from the earth is tried, and purified HELP me, Lord, for there is not seven times in the fire.

8 Thou shalt keep them, O Lord: faithful are minished from among Thou shalt preserve him from this the children of men.

generation for ever. 2 They talk of vanity every one 9 The ungodly walk on every side: with his neighbour : they do but when they are exalted, the children flatter with their lips, and dissemble of men are put to rebuke. in their

PSALM XIII. Usque quo, Domine ?

wilt ceitful lips : and the tongue that speaketh proud things ;

wilt Thou hide Thy face from me? 4 Which have said, With onr tongue 2 How long shall I seek counsel will we prevail : we are they that in my soul, and be so vexed in my ought to speak, who is lord over us? heart : how long shall mine enemies

5 Now for the comfortless troubles' triumph over me ? sake of the needy : and because of 3 Consider, and hear me, O Lord the deep sighing of the poor, my God : lighten mine eyes, that I

6 I will up, saith the Lord : and sleep not in death. will help every one from him that 4 Lest mine enemy say, I have preswelleth against him, and will set vailed against him : for if I be cast him at rest.

down, they that trouble me will re17 The words of the Lord are pure joice at it. words : even as the silver, which 5 But my trust is in Thy mercy :

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and bitterness : their feet are swift 6 I will sing of the Lord, because to shed blood. He hath dealt so lovingly with me: 7 Destruction and unhappiness is yes, I will praise the Name of the in their ways, and the way of peace Lord most Highest.

have they not known : there is no PSALM XIV. Dixit insipiens.

fear of God before their eyes. THE fool hath said in his heart : 8 Have they no knowledge, that

they are all such workers of mis2 They are corrupt, and become chief : eating up My people as it abominable in their doings : there were bread, and call not upon the is none that doeth good, no not Lord ? one.

9 There were they brought in great 3 The Lord looked down from hea- fear, even where no fear was : for ven upon the children of men : to God is in the generation of the righsee if there were any that would teous. onderstand, and seek after God. 10 As for you, ye have made a

4 But they are all gone out of the mock at the counsel of the poor : way, they are altogether become because he putteth his trust in the abominable : there is none that do- | Lord. eth good, do not one.

1l Who shall give salvation unto 5 Their throat is an open sepul- | Israel out of Sion? When the Lord chre, with their tongues have they turneth the captivity of His people : deceived : the poison of asps is un then shall Jacob rejoice, and Israel der their lips.

shall be glad. Day 3. Morning Prayer.

DAY 3. PSALM XV. Domine, quis habitabit ? 2 O my soul, thou hast said unto

ORD, who shall dwell in Thy the Lord : Thou art my God, my upon Thy holy hill ?

3 All my delight is upon the saints, 2 Even he, that leadeth an uncor- that are in the earth : and upon rupt. life : and doeth the thing which such as excel in virtue. is right, and speaketh the truth from 4 But they that run after another his heart.

god : shall have great trouble. 3 He that hath used no deceit in 5 Their drink-offerings of blood will his tongue, nor done evil to his neigh- I not offer : neither make mention bour : and hath not slandered his of their names within my lips. neighbour.

6 The Lord Himself is the portion 4 He that setteth not by himself, of mine inheritance, and of my cup : bot is lowly in his own eyes : and Thou shalt maintain my lot. maketh much of them that fear the 7 The lot is fallen unto me in a Lord.

fair ground : yea, I have a goodly 5 He that sweareth unto his neigh- heritage. bour, and disappointeth him not : 8 I will thank the Lord for giving though it were to his own hindrance. me warning : my reins also chasten

6 He that hath not given his mo me in the night-season. ney upon usury : nor taken reward 9 I have set God always before against the innocent.

me : for He is on my right hand, 7 Whoso doeth these things : shall therefore I shall not fall. never fall.

10 Wherefore my heart was glad, PSALM

XVI. Conserva me, Domine. and my glory rejoiced : my flesh RESERVE me, O God : for in also shall rest in hope. Thee have I put my trust. 11 For why? Thou shalt not leave

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my sonl in hell : neither shalt Thou | them which put their trust in Thee: suffer Thy Holy One to see corrup from such as resist Thy right hand. tion.

8 Keep me as the apple of an 12 Thou shalt shew me the path of eye : hide me under the shadow of life; in Thy presence is the fulness Thy wings, of joy : and at Thy right hand there 9 From the ungodly that trouble is pleasure for evermore.

: mine enemies compass me PSALM XVII. Exaudi, Domine. round about to take away my soul.

EAR the right, Lord, con 10 They are inclosed in their own hearken unto my prayer, that goeth things. not out of feigned lips.

11 They lie waiting in our way on 2 Let my sentence come forth from

every side : turning their eyes down Thy presence : and let Thine eyes to the ground; look upon the thing that is equal. 12 Like as a lion that is greedy of

3 Thou hast proved and visited his prey : and as it were a lion's mine heart in the night-season; Thou whelp, lurking in secret places. hast tried me, and shalt find no 13 Up, Lord, disappoint him, and wickedness in me : for I am utterly cast him down : deliver my soul purposed that my mouth shall not from the ungodly, which is a sword offend.

of Thine ; 4 Because of men's works, that are 14 From the men of Thy hand, O done against the words of Thy lips : Lord, from the men, I say, and from I have kept me from the ways of the evil world : which have their the destroyer.

portion in this life, whose bellies 5 O hold Thou up my goings in Thy Thou fillest with Thy hid treasure. paths : that my footsteps slip

not. 15 They have children at their 6 I have called upon Thee, O God, desire : and leave the rest of their for Thou shalt hear me ; incline substance for their babes. Thine ear to me, and hearken unto 16 But as for me, I will behold my words.

Thy presence in righteousness : and 7 Shew Thy marvellous loving-kind. when I awake up after Thy likeness, Thou that art the Saviour of ness, I shall be satisfied with it. Day 3. Evening Prayer.

DAY 3. PSALM XVIII. Diligam te, Domine. 6 So shall He hear my voice out WILL love Thee, O Lord, my of His holy temple : and my com

strength ; the Lord is my stony plaint shall come before Him, it rock, and my defence : my Saviour, shall enter even into His ears. my God, and my might, in Whom I 7 The earth trembled and quaked : will trust, my buckler, the horn also the very foundations also of the hills of my salvation, and my refuge. shook, and were removed, because

2 I will call upon the Lord, Which He was wroth. is worthy to be praised : so shall I 8 There went a smoke out in His be safe from mine enemies.

presence : and a consuming fire out 3 The sorrows of death compassed of His mouth, so that coals were me : and the overflowings of ungod- kindled at it. liness made me afraid.

9 He bowed the heavens also, and 4 The paing of hell came about came down : and it was dark under me : the snares of death overtook His feet. me.

10 He rode upon the cherubims, 5 In my trouble I will call upon and did fly : He came flying upon the Lord : and complain unto my the wings of the wind. God.

11 He made darkness His secret

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