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O my soul, thou hast

thy holy one to see corsaid unto the Lord, Thou ruption. art my God; my good Thou shalt show me the deeds are nothing unto path of life ; in thy pres

ence is fulness of joy ; and But to the saints who

at thy right hand there are on the earth, and to pleasures for evermore. the excellent, in whom is Now unto the King eterall my delight.

nal, &c. They who run after an Be honour and glory, &c. other god, shall have great trouble.

Their drink offerings of blood will I not offer; nei

The Third Day. ther make mention of their names with my lips.

MORNING PRAYER. The Lord himself is the

PSALM 18. portion of mine inheritance, and of my cup; thou shalt I WILL love thee, O maintain my lot.

Lord, my strength; the The lot is fallen unto me Lord is my rock, and my in a fair ground; yea, I defence ; my Saviour, my have a goodly heritage. God, and my might, in

I will thank the Lord for whom I will trust; my giving me warning; my buckler, the horn also of secret thoughts also in- my salvation, and my restruct me in the night sea- fuge.

I will call upon the Lord, I have set the Lord al- who is worthy to be praised; way before me; for he is so shall I be safe from mine on my right hand, there- enemies. fore I shall not fall.

When the waves of death Wherefore my heart was compassed me, and the glad, and my tongue re- floods of ungodliness made joiced; my flesh also shall me afraid ; rest in hope.

When the sorrows of the For why? thou shalt not grave surrounded me, and leave my soul in the grave; the toils of death overtook neither shalt thou suffer me;



my distress I called cast forth lightnings, and upon the Lord, and cried destroyed them. unto my God.

The springs of waters So he heard my voice

were seen, and the foundaout of his holy temple ; and tions of the round world my complaint came before were discovered at thy him, even into his ears. chiding, O Lord, at the

Then the earth trembled blasting of the breath of and quaked; the very foun- thy displeasure. dations also of the hills He sent down from shook, and were removed, above; he took me, he because he was wroth. drew me out of many wa

There went a smoke out ters. in his presence, and a con He delivered me from suming fire out of his my strongest enemy, and mouth; so that coals were

from those who hated me; kindled at it.

for they were too mighty He bowed the heavens for me. also, and came down ; and They assaulted me in the it was dark under his feet. day of my trouble ; but the

He rode upon the che- Lord was my upholder. rubim, and did fly; he He brought me forth alcame flying upon the wings so into a place of liberty ; of the wind.

he brought me forth, even He made darkness his because he had a favour pavilion ; his tent round unto me. about him was dark waters

The Lord rewarded me and thick clouds of the according to my righteous skies.

dealings; according to the At the brightness of cleanness of my hands did his presence

black clouds he recompense me. swept along, bolts of fire For I have kept the were kindled.

ways of the Lord, and The Lord also thunder- have not wickedly departed in the heaven, and the ed from my God. Highest gave his voice,

For all his judgments hailstones, and coals of were before me, and I did fire.

not put away his statutes He sent out his arrows, from me. and scattered them; he I was also upright before

him; and I kept myself correction hath made me from iniquity

great. Therefore hath the Lord Thou hast enlarged my rewarded me according to steps under me, so that my my righteous dealing, ac- feet shall not slide. cording to the cleanness The Lord liveth, and of my hands in his sight. blessed be my strong help

With the merciful thou er; and praised be the God wilt show thyself merciful ; of my salvation. with an upright man thou It is he who delivereth wilt show thyself upright. me from mine enemies, and With the

pure thou wilt setteth me up above mine show thyself pure, and adversaries; thou shalt rid with the froward thou wilt me from the wicked man. deal according to their For this cause will I frowardness.

give thanks unto thee, O For thou wilt save the Lord, among the Gentiles, people who are in adver- and sing praises unto thy sity; and wilt bring down name. the high looks of the proud. Now unto the King eter

Thou also wilt light my nal, &c. candle; the Lord my God Be honour and glory, &c. will make my darkness to be light. The way of God is an

EVENING PRAYER. undefiled way; the word of the Lord is tried; he is

PSALM 19. the defender of all who put their trust in him.

THE heavens declare For who is God, but the glory of God; and the the Lord ? or who hath firmament

showeth any strength, except our handy work. God?

Day unto day uttereth It is God who girdeth speech'; night unto night me with strength, and showeth knowledge. maketh my way perfect.

There is no speech nor Thou hast given me the language where their voice shield of thy salvation ; thy is not heard. right hand also hath hold

Their sounds are gone en me up, and thy loving out into all lands; and



their words into the ends Who can tell how oft of the world.

he offendeth? O cleanse In them hath he set a thou me from my secret tabernacle for the sun, faults. who cometh forth as Keep thy servant also bridegroom out of his

out of his from presumptuous sins, chamber, and rejoiceth as lest they get the dominion a giant to run his course. over me ; so shall I be un

He goeth forth from the defiled, and innocent from uttermost part of the hea the great offence. ven, and his circuit is unto Let the words of my the end of it again; and mouth, and the meditation there is nothing hid from of my heart, be always achis heat.

ceptable in thy sight. The law of the Lord is O Lord, my strength, an undefiled law, convert and


redeemer. ing the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, and

Psalm 20. giveth wisdom unto the THE Lord hear thee in simple.

the day of trouble; the The statutes of the name of the God of Jacob Lord are right, and rejoice defend thee; the heart; the command

Send thee help from the ment of the Lord is pure, sanctuary, and strengthen and giveth light unto the thee out of Sion ; eyes.

Grant thee thy heart's The fear of the Lord is desire, and fulfil all thy clean, and endureth for mind. ever; the judgments of We will rejoice in thy the Lord are true, and salvation, and triumph in righteous altogether. the name of the Lord our

More to be desired are God; the Lord perform they than gold, yea, than all thy petitions. much fine gold; sweeter Now know I, that the also than honey, and the Lord helpeth his anointed, honeycomb.

and will hear him from his Moreover, by them is holy heaven, even with thy servant taught; and in the wholesome strength keeping of them there is of his right hand. great reward.

Some put their trust in


chariots, and some in hor- before me in the presence ses; but we will remember of mine enemies; thou the name of the Lord our anointest my head with God.

oil, and my cup runneth They are brought down, over. and fallen; but we are ris Surely thy loving kinden, and stand upright. ness and mercy shall fol

Save, Lord, and hear us, low me all the days of my O King of heaven, when life, and I will dwell in we call


the house of the Lord for Now unto the King eternal, &c.

PSALM 24. Be honour and glory, &c.

THE earth is the Lord's, and all that therein is ;

the world, and they who The Fourth Day.

dwell therein.

For he hath founded it

upon the seas, and estabMORNING PRAYER.

lished it upon the floods.

Who shall ascend into PSALM 23.

the hill of the Lord ? or THE Lord is my shep- who shall rise up in his herd; therefore can I lack holy place ? nothing

Even he who hath clean He maketh me to lie hands and a pure heart, down in green pastures, he and who hath not lifted leadeth me beside the still up his mind unto vanity, waters.

nor sworn deceitfully. He restoreth my soul, He shall receive a blessand bringeth me forth in ing from the Lord, and the paths of righteousness righteousness from the for his name's sake.

God of his salvation. Yea, though I walk This is the generation through the valley of the of those who seek him, shadow of death, I will even of those who seek fear no evil; for thou art thy face, O Jacob. with me, thy rod and thy Lift up your heads, O staff comfort me.

ye gates, and be ye lifted Thou preparest a table up, ye everlasting doors ;

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