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Yea, the Lord shall show lov- and the daughters of Juda were ing kindness; and our land shall glad, because of thy judgments, O give her increase. Lord.

Righteousness shall go before For thou, Lord, art higher than him; and he shall direct his going all that are in the earth; thou art in the way. exalted far above all gods. Psalm 93. Dominus regnavit. O ye that love the Lord, see HE Lord is King, and hath put that ye hate the thing which is evil: Tongorous apparel, the Lord the Lord preserveth the souls of hath put on his apparel, and gird- his saints; he shall deliver them ed himself with strength. from the hand of the ungodly.

He hath made the round world so sure, that it cannot be moved.

Ever since the world began, hath thy seat been prepared: Thou art from everlasting.

The floods are risen, O Lord, the floods have lift up their voice; the floods lift up their waves.

The waves of the sea are mighty, and rage horribly; but yet the

Lord, who dwelleth on high, is


There is sprung up a light for the righteous, and joyful gladness for such as are true-hearted.

Rejoice in the Lord, ye righteous, and give thanks for a remembrance of his holiness.


Psalm 8. Domine, Dominus


excellent is thy name in all

LORD, our Governor, how

world; thou that hast set thy glory above the heavens !

Thy testimonies, O Lord, are the very sure: holiness becometh thine house for ever.

Psalm 97. Dominus regnavit.

Out of the mouth of very babes and sucklings hast thou ordained HE Lord is King, the earth strength, because of thine enemies, may be glad thereof; yea, the that thou mightest still the enemy multitude of the isles may be glad and the avenger. thereof.

For I will consider thy heavens, Clouds and darkness are round even the works of thy fingers; the about him; righteousness and judg-moon and the stars which thou ment are the habitation of his seat. hast ordained.

There shall go a fire before him, What is man, that thou art mindand burn up his enemies on every ful of him? and the son of man, side. that thou visitest him?

His lightnings gave shine unto the world; the earth saw it, and was afraid.

Thou madest him lower than angels, to crown him with glory and worship.

The hills melted like wax at Thou makest him to have dothe presence of the Lord; at the minion of the works of thy hands; presence of the Lord of the whole and thou hast put all things in earth. subjection under his feet;

The heavens have declared his righteousness, and all the people have seen his glory.

All sheep and oxen; yea, and the beasts of the field;

The fowls of the air, and the fishes Confounded be all they that of the sea; and whatsoever walkworship carved images, and that eth through the paths of the seas. delight in vain gods: worship him, O Lord, our Governor, how all ye gods. excellent is thy name in all the

Sion heard of it, and rejoiced; world!

From Psalm 33. Exultate, justi. clouds, and prepareth rain for the EJOICE in the Lord, O ye earth; and maketh the grass to righteous; for it becometh grow upon the mountains, and the herb for the use of men ;

well the just to be thankful.

Praise the Lord with harp; sing Who giveth fodder unto the catpraises unto him with the lute, and tle, and feedeth the young ravens instrument of ten strings. that call upon him.

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The Lord's delight is in those who fear him, and put their trust in his mercy.

Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem; praise thy God, O Sion.

For he hath made fast the bars

He loveth righteousness and judgment; the earth is full of the of thy gates, and hath blessed thy goodness of the Lord.

children within thee.

By the word of the Lord were He maketh peace in thy borders, the heavens made, and all the hosts and filleth thee with the flour of of them by the breath of his mouth. wheat. He gathereth the waters of the He sendeth forth his commandsea together, as it were upon an ment upon earth, and his word heap; and layeth up the deep, as runneth very swiftly. in a treasure-house.

Let all the earth fear the Lord; stand in awe of him, all ye that dwell in the world:

For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast. From Psalm 147. Laudate

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He giveth snow like wool, and scattereth the hoar-frost like ashes.

He casteth forth his ice like morsels: who is able to abide his frost?

He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: he bloweth with his wind, and the waters flow.

He showeth his word unto Ja

PRAISE the Lord, for it is cob, his statutes and ordinances a good thing to sing praises unto Israel.

unto our God; yea, a joyful and He hath not dealt so with any pleasant thing it is to be thankful. nation; neither have the heathen The Lord doth build up Jerusa-knowledge of his laws. Jem, and gather together the outcasts of Israel.

He healeth those that are broken in heart, and giveth medicine to

heal their sickness.

He telleth the number of the stars, and calleth them all by their

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The Lord setteth up the meek,

From Psalm 57. Miserere mei,



the heavens; and thy glory up thyself, O God, above

above all the earth.

My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise..

Awake up, my glory; awake, lute and harp I myself will awake right early.

I will give thanks unto thee, O and bringeth the ungodly down to Lord, among the people; and I the ground. will sing unto thee among the O sing unto the Lord with nations. thanksgiving; sing praises upon the harp unto our God;

For the greatness of thy mercy reacheth unto the heavens, and thy Who covereth the heaven with truth unto the clouds.

He shall exalt the horn of his

Set up thyself, O God, above the heavens; and thy glory above all people: all his saints shall praise

the earth.

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From Psalm 96.



SING unto the Lord a new song; sing unto the Lord, all the whole earth.

him; even the children of Israel, even the people that serveth him.

From Psalm 149. Cantate

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SING unto the Lord a new song; let the congregation of saints praise him.

Sing unto the Lord, and praise his name; be telling of his salvation Sion be joyful in their King. from day to day.

made him; and let the children of Let Israel rejoice in him that

Let them praise his name in the dance; let them sing praises unto

Declare his honour unto the heathen, and his wonders unto all him with tabret and harp.


For the Lord hath pleasure in For the Lord is great, and can- his people, and helpeth the meeknot worthily be praised; he is more hearted. to be feared than all gods. Psalm 148. Laudate Dominum.

PRAISE the Lord of heaven; praise him in the height. Praise him, all ye angels of his ; praise him, all his host.

Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all ye stars and light.

Praise him, all ye heavens, and ye waters that are above the hea


Psalm 150. Laudate Dominum.
PRAISE God in his holi-
ness; praise him in the fir-
Praise him in his noble acts;
praise him according to his excel-
lent greatness.

mament of his

Praise him in the sound of the trumpet; praise him upon the lute and harp.

Let them praise the name of the Praise him in the cymbals and Lord; for he spake the word, and dances; praise him upon the they were made; he commanded, strings and pipe.

and they were created.

Praise him upon the well tuned He hath made them fast for ever cymbals; praise him upon the loud and ever; he hath given them a law cymbals. which shall not be broken.

Let every thing that hath breath

Praise the Lord upon earth, ye praise the Lord. dragons, and all deeps; Fire and hail, snow and vapours, wind and storm, fulfilling his word;

Mountains and all hills; fruitful trees and all cedars;

Beasts and all cattle; worms and feathered fowls;

Kings of the earth and all people; princes and all judges of the world; Young men and maidens, old,

¶ Portions of Psalms, to be sung or said, at Morning Prayer, on certain Feasts and Fasts, instead of the Venite Exultemus, when any of the foregoing Selections are to follow instead of the Psalms, as in the Table.

From Psalms 45, 89, 110.
HY seat, O God, endureth
for ever; the sceptre of thy

men and children, praise the name kingdom is a right sceptre. of the Lord; for his name only is

Thou hast loved righteous

excellent, and his praise above hea-ness, and hated iniquity; wherefore

ven and earth.

God, even thy God, hath anointed

thee with the oil of gladness above and thine hand presseth me sore. thy fellows. My wickednesses are gone over My song shall be alway of the my head, and are like a sore burloving kindness of the Lord; with den, too heavy for me to bear. my mouth will I ever be showing thy truth, from one generation to another.

For I have said, Mercy shall be set up for ever; thy truth shalt thou establish in the heavens.

I will confess my wickedness, and be sorry for my sin.

Haste thee to help me, O Lord God of my salvation.

Out of the deep have I called unto thee, O Lord; Lord, hear

The Lord is our defence; the my voice. Holy One of Israel is our King.

Let thine ears be attentive to

Thou spakest some time in the voice of my supplications. visions unto thy saints, and saidst, If thou, Lord, shouldest be exI have laid help upon one that is treme to mark what is done amiss, mighty, I have exalted one chosen O Lord, who shall stand?

out of the people.

But there is forgiveness with

I will set his dominion in the sea, thee, that thou mayest be feared. and his right hand in the floods.

And I will make him my first born, higher than the kings of the earth.

The Lord said unto my Lord,


From Psalms 22, 69, 40.


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me: why hast thou for

But thou art holy, O thou that

I make thine enemies thy foot-saken me? and art so far from my stool. health, and from the words of my The Lord shall send the rod of complaint? thy power out of Sion; be thou ruler, even in the midst among inhabitest the praises of Israel. thine enemies. I am a worm, and no man; a In the day of thy power shall reproach of men, and despised of the people offer thee free-will of the people.

ferings with an holy worship: the All they that see me laugh me dew of thy birth is of the womb to scorn; they shoot out the lip, of the morning. they shake the head, saying, The Lord sware, and will not He trusted in God, that he repent, Thou art a priest for ever, would deliver him; let him deafter the order of Melchizedech. liver him, if he will have him.

ASH-WEDNESDAY. From Psalms 32, 38, 130.

The counsel of the wicked layeth siege against me; they pierced my hands and my feet.

They part my garments among

LESSED is he whose un-them. and cast lots upon my vesrighteousness is forgiven, and ture.

whose sin is covered.

But be not thou far from me, O

Blessed is the man unto whom Lord: O my strength, haste thee the Lord imputeth no sin, and in to help me.

whose spirit there is no guile.

Thy rebuke hath broken my

Put me not to rebuke, O Lord, heart; I am full of heaviness: I in thine anger; neither chasten me in thy heavy displeasure : For thine arrows stick fast in me,

looked for some to have pity on me, but there was no man; neither found I any to comfort me.

They gave me gall to eat; and when I was thirsty, they gave me vinegar to drink.

Sacrifice and meat-offering thou wouldest not; but mine ears hast thou opened.

Burnt-offerings and sacrifice for


From Psalms 2, 68. WILL declare the decree; the Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee.

Desire of me, and I shall give

sin hast thou not required: Then thee the heathen for thine inherit

said I, Lo, I come;

ance, and the utmost parts of the

In the volume of the book it is earth for thy possession. written of me, that I should fulfil

Be wise now, therefore, O ye

thy will, O my God: I am con- kings; be instructed, ye judges of tent to do it; yea, thy law is the earth. within my heart.


From Psalms 24, 47. L' Lates; and be ye lift up, ye IFT up your heads, O ye everlasting doors, and the King of glory shall come in.

Who is the King of glory? the Lord strong and mighty; even the Lord mighty in battle.

Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.

Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name JAH, and rejoice before him.

Thou, O God, sentest a gracious rain upon thine inheritance, and refreshedst it when it was weary.

The Lord gave the word; great was the company of those that published it.

Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting up, ye everlasting Though ye have lain among the doors, and the King of glory shall pots, yet shall ye be as the wings come in. of a dove covered with silver, and Who is the King of glory? even her feathers with yellow gold. the Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory.

Thou hast ascended on high; thou hast led captivity captive; thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for

Ŏ clap your hands together, all ye people; shout unto God with the rebellious also, that the Lord the voice of triumph.

For the Lord most high is terrible; he is a great King over all the earth.

God might dwell among them.

Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.

God is gone up with a shout; Sing unto God, ye kingdoms of the Lord with the sound of a the earth: O sing praises unto trumpet. the Lord;

Sing praises to God, sing praises; sing praises unto our King, sing


God reigneth over the heathen: God sitteth upon the throne of his holiness.

To him that rideth upon the heaven of heavens, which were of old: Lo, he doth send out his voice, and that a mighty voice.

Ascribe the strength unto God; his excellency is over Israel, and The princes of the people are his strength is in the clouds. gathered together, even the people O God, thou art terrible out of of the God of Abraham; for the thy holy places; the God of Israel shields of the earth belong unto is he that giveth strength and power God: He is greatly exalted. unto his people: Blessed be God.

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