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The testimonies that
thou hast commanded are PSALM 119.
exceeding righteous and true.
My indignation hath conTHY testimonies are sumed me, because mine wonderful ; therefore doth enemies have forgotten thy
words. my soul keep them. When thy word goeth
Thy word is approved to forth, it giveth light and the uttermost; and thy serunderstanding
unto the vant loveth it. simple.
I am small, and of no I opened my mouth, and reputation ; yet do I not panted for thy command- forget thy commandments. ments; for they are my ex
Thy righteousness is an ceeding delight.
everlasting righteousness; O look thou upon me,
and thy law is the truth. and be merciful unto me,
When trouble and heavias thou usest to do unto
ness take hold upon me, those who love thy name.
my delight is in thy comOrder my steps in thy
mandments. word ; and let no wicked The righteousness of ness have dominion over thy testimonies is everlast
ing; O grant me underO deliver me from the standing, and I shall live. wrongful dealings of men ; and so shall I keep thy commandments.
I CALL with whole
my Show the light of thy heart; hear me, O Lord; countenance upon thy ser- I will keep thy statutes. vant ; and teach me thy
Yea, even unto thee do statutes.
I call ; help me, and I shall Mine eyes gush out with
keep thy testimonies. rivers of water, because
Early in the morning do men keep not thy law.
I cry unto thee ; for in thy word is my trust.
Mine eyes anticipate the RIGHTEOUS art thou, night watches, that I might O Lord, and true is thy be occupied in thy words. judgment.
Hear my voice, O Lord,
according unto thy loving me ; yet do I not swerve kindness; quicken me ac- from thy testimonies. cording as thou art wont. It grieveth me, when I
They draw nigh who of see the transgressors, bemalice persecute me, and cause they keep not thy are far from thy law. law.
But thou also art nigh, Consider, O Lord, how O Lord; all thy command- I love thy commandments; ments are true.
O revive me according to Concerning thy testimo- thy loving kindness. nies, I have known long Thy word is true from since, that thou hast es- everlasting ; all the judgtablished them for ever. ments of thy righteousness
Now unto the King eter- endure for evermore. nal, &c. Be honour and glory, &c.
PRINCES have persecuted me without a cause ; but
my heart standeth in The Twentyfifth Day.
awe of thy word.
I am as glad of thy word MORNING PRAYER. as one who findeth great
spoils. PSALM 119.
As for lies, I hate and abhor them ; but thy law
do I love. O CONSIDER mine ad Seven times a day do I versity, and deliver me ; praise thee, because of thy for I do not forget thy law. righteous judgments. Plead thou my cause,
Great is the
that and deliver me ; preserve they have who love thy me according to thy word. law; and nothing shall of
Salvation is far from the fend them. ungodly; for they regard Lord, I have looked for not thy statutes.
thy saving health, and done Great is thy mercy, O after thy commandments. Lord ; quicken me accord My soul hath kept thy ing to thy judgments. testimonies, and loved them
Many there are who exceedingly. trouble me, and persecute I have kept thy com
mandments and testimo EVENING PRAYER. nies; for all my ways are
PSALM 121. before thee.
I WILL lift up mine
eyes unto the hills from LET my prayer come whence cometh my help. before thee, O Lord; give My help cometh even me understanding accord- from the Lord, who hath ing to thy word.
made heaven and earth. Let my supplication He will not suffer thy come before thee; deliv- foot to be moved; and he er me according to thy who keepeth thee will not word.
sleep. My lips shall speak of Behold, he who keepeth thy praise, when thou Israel, shall neither slumhast taught me thy stat- ber nor sleep. utes.
The Lord himself is thy Yea, my tongue shall keeper; the Lord is thy speak of thy word; for all defence upon thy right thy commandments are hand; righteous.
So that the sun shall Let thine hand help me; not smite thee by day, for I have chosen thy com- neither the moon by night. mandments.
The Lord shall preserve I have longed for thy thee from all evil; yea, it is saving health, O Lord; even he who shall keep thy and in thy law is my de- soul. light.
The Lord shall preserve O let my soul live, and thy going out and thy comit shall praise thee; and ing in, from this time forth thy judgments shall help for evermore. I have gone astray like
PSALM 122. a sheep that is lost; O I WAS glad, when they seek thy servant, for I do said unto me, Let us go not forget thy command- into the house of the Lord. ments.
Our feet shall stand in Now unto the King eter- thy gates, O Jerusalem.
Jerusalem is built as a city, Be honour and glory, &c. that is at unity in itself.
For thither the tribes go unto the hand of her misup, even the tribes of the tress; Lord, according to the law
Even so our eyes
wait f Israel, to give thanks upon the Lord our God, unto the name of the until he have mercy upon Lord. For there is the seat of
Have mercy upon us, o judgment, even the throne Lord, have mercy upon us ; of the house of David. for we are utterly despis
O pray for the peace of ed. Jerusalem; they shall pros
Our soul is filled with per who love thee.
the insolence of the prosPeace be within thy perous, and with the deswalls, and prosperity with- pitefulness of the proud. in thy palaces. For my brethren and
PSALM 124. companions' sakes, I will wish thee prosperity.
IF the Lord himself had Yea, because of the not been on our side, now house of the Lord our may
if the Lord God, I will seek to do himself had not been on thee good.
our side, when men Now unto the King eter- up against us; nal, &c.
They had swallowed us Be honour and glory, &c. up quick, when they were
so wrathfully displeased at
the waters had The Twentysixth Day. drowned
us; and the
stream had gone over our MORNING PRAYER.
The proud waters had PSALM 123.
gone over our soul. UNTO thee lift I up
But praised be the Lord, mine eyes, O thou who who hath not given us dwellest in the heavens ; over for a prey unto their Behold, even as the
teeth. of servants look unto the Our soul is escaped, hand of their masters, and
even as a bird out of the the eyes of a maiden
snare of the fowler; the
snare is broken, and we again the captivity of Sion, are delivered.
then were we like unto Our help is in the name those who dream. of the Lord, who hath Then was our mouth fillmade heaven and earth. ed with laughter, and our
tongue with joy. Psalm 125.
Then said they among THEY who put their the heathen, The Lord trust in the Lord, shall be hath done great things for even as the mount Sion,
them. which may not be remov
Yea, the Lord hath ed, but standeth fast for done great things for us,
whereof we rejoice. ever. As the hills stand about
Thou hast turned our Jerusalem, even so stand- captivity, O Lord, as the eth the Lord round about rivers in the south. his people, from this time They who sow in tears, forth for evermore.
in joy. For the sceptre of the
He who now goeth on ungodly shall not rule over
his way weeping, and the righteous; unless the beareth forth good seed, righteous put their hand shall doubtless come again unto wickedness.
with joy, and bring his Do well, O Lord, unto sheaves with him. those who are good and
Psalm 127. true of heart. As for such as turn aside
EXCEPT the Lord unto their crooked ways, build the house, their lathe Lord shall lead them bour is but lost who build forth with the evil doers; it. but peace shall be upon Except the Lord keep Israel.
the city, the watchman Now unto the King eter- waketh but in vain. nal, &c.
It is but lost labour that Be honour and glory, &c. ye haste to rise up early,
and so late take rest, and
eat the bread of carefulEVENING PRAYER.
ness; for surely he giveth PSALM 126.
his beloved sleep. WHEN the Lord turned Lo, children are an her