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teous cometh of the Lord, who is that is dumb, who doth not open also their strength in the time of his mouth. trouble.

14 I became even as a man that 41 And the Lord shall stand by heareth not, and in whose mouth them, and save them; he shall de-are no reproofs. liver them from the ungodly, and 15 For in thee, O Lord, have I shall save them, because they put put my trust; thou shalt answer their trust in him.

for me, O Lord, my God.

161 have required that they,even The eighth Day. mine enemies, should not triumph MORNING PRAYER.

over me; for when my foot slipt, Psalm 38. Domine, ne in furore. they rejoiced greatly against me.

UT me not to rebuke, O Lord, 17 And I truly am set in the

in thine anger; neither chasten plague, and my heaviness is ever me in thy heavy displeasure: in my sight:

2 For thine arrows stick fast in 18 For I will confess my wickedme, and thy hand presseth me sore. ness, and be sorry for my sin. 3 There is no health in my flesh,

19 But mine enemies live, and because of thy displeasure; neither are mighty; and they that hate me is there any rest in my bones, by wrongfully are many in number. reason of my sin:

20 They also that reward evil 4 For my wickednesses are gone for good are against me; because over my head, and are like a sore I follow the thing that good is. burthen, too heavy for me to bear. 21 Forsake me not, O Lord, my

5 My wounds stink, and are cor-God; be not thou far from me. rupt, through my foolishness. 22 Haste thee to help me, O

6 I am brought into so great Lord, God of my salvation. trouble and misery, that I go Psalm 39. Dixi, Custodiam. mourning all the day long: I ,

7 For my loins are filled with a ways, that I offend not in my sore disease, and there is no whole tongue. part in my body.

2 I will keep my mouth as it 8 I am feeble and sore smitten; were with a bridle, while the unI have roared for the very disquiet-godly is in my sight. ness of my heart.

3 I held my tongue, and spake 9 Lord, thou knowest all my nothing: I kept silence, yea, even desire; and my groaning is not hid from good words; but it was pain from thee.

and grief to me. 10 My heart panteth, my strength 4 My heart was hot within me: hath failed me, and the sight of and while I was thus musing the mine eyes is gone

fire kindled, and at the last I spake 11 My lovers and my neigh- with my tongue: bours did stand looking upon my 5 Lord, let me know my end, trouble, and my kinsmen stood and the number of my days, that I afar off

may be certified how long I have 12 They also that sought after to live. my life, laid snares for me; and 6 Behold, thou hast made my they that went about to do me evil, days as it were a span long, and talked of wickedness, and imagined mine age is even as nothing in redeceit all the day long.

spect of thee; and verily every man 13 As for me, I was like a deaf living is altogether vanity: man, and heard not; and as one 7 For man walketh in a vain

from me.

shadow, and disquieteth himself in 7 If I should declare them, and vain; he heapeth up riches, and speak of them, they should be more cannot tell who shall gather them. than I am able to express.

8 And now, Lord, what is my 8 Sacrifice and meat-offering hope? truly my hope is even in thou wouldest not, but mine ears thee.

hast thou opened. 9 Deliver me from all mine of 9 Burnt-offerings and sacrifice fences, and make me not a rebuke for sin hast thou not required: then unto the foolish.

said I, Lo, I come. 10 I became dumb, and opened 10 In the volume of the book not my mouth; for it was thy doing. it is written of me, that I should

11 Take thy plague away from fulfil thy will, O my God: I am me: I am even consumed by the content to do it; yea, thy law is means of thy heavy hand.

within my heart. 12 When thou with rebukes dost 11 I have declared thy righteouschasten man for sin, thou makest ness in the great congregation: lo, his beauty to consume away, like I will not refrain my lips, O Lord, as it were a moth fretting a gar- and that thou knowest. ment: every man therefore is but 12 I have not hid thy righteousvanity.

ness within my heart; my talk 13 Hear my prayer, O Lord, and hath been of thy truth, and of thy with thine ears consider my call- salvation. ing; hold not thy peace at my tears: 13 I have not kept back thy lov

14 For I am a stranger with ing mercy and truth from the great thee, and a sojourner, as all my congregation. fathers were.

14 Withdraw not thou thy mer15 O spare me a little, that I cy from me, O Lord; let thy lovmay recover my strength, before ing kindness and thy truth alway I go hence, and be no more seen. preserve me. Psalm 40. Expectans expectavi. 15 For innumerable troubles are WAITED patiently for the come about me;my sins have taken

that I am not and heard my calling,

able to look up; yea, they are more 2 He brought me also out of the in number than the hairs of my horrible pit, out of the mire and head, and my heart hath failed me. clay, and set my feet upon the rock, 16 O Lord, let it be thy pleasure and ordered my goings.

to deliver me; make haste, O 3 And he hath put a new song Lord, to help me. in my mouth, even a thanksgiving 17 Let them be ashamed, and unto our God.

confounded together, that seek af4 Many shall see it, and fear, and ter my soul to destroy it; let them shall put their trust in the Lord. be driven backward, and put to re

5 Blessed is the man that hath buke, that wish me evil. set his hope in the Lord, and turn 18 Let them be desolate, and reed not unto the proud, and to such warded with shame, that say unto as go about with lies.

me, Fie upon thee, fie upon thee. 60 Lord, my God, great are the 19 Let all those that seek thee, wondrous works which thou hast be joyful and glad in thee; and let done; like as be also thy thoughts, such as love thy salvation, say alwhich are to us-ward; and yet way, The Lord be praised. there is no man that ordereth them

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am poor and unto thee.

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21 Thou art my helper and re 2 My soul is athirst for God, deemer; make no long tarrying, yea, even for the living God: When O my God.

shall I come to appear before the EVENING PRAYER.

presence of God! Psalm 41. Beatus qui intelligit. 3 My tears have been my meat

LESSED is he that consider-day and night, while they daily say

eth Lord shall deliver him in the time 4 Now when I think thereupon, of trouble.

I pour out my heart by myself; for 2 The Lord preserve him, and I went with the multitude, and keep him alive,that he may be bless- brought them forth into the house ed upon earth; and deliver not thou of God; him into the will of his enemies. 5 In the voice of praise and 3 The Lord comfort him when thanksgiving, among such as keep

-day. thou all his bed in his sickness.

4 I said, Lord, be merciful unto ness, O‘my soul? and why art me; heal my soul, for I have sin- thou so disquieted within me? ned against thee.

7 Put thy trust in God; for I 5 Mine enemies speak evil of will yet give him thanks for the me; When shall he die, and his help of his countenance. name perish?

8 My God, my soul is vexed 6 And if he come to see me, he within me; therefore will I respeaketh vanity, and his heart con- member thee concerning the land ceiveth falsehood within himself; of Jordan, and the little hill of and when he cometh forth, he tell-Hermon. eth it.

9 One deep calleth another, be7 All mine enemies whisper to- cause of the noise of the watergether against me, even against me pipes; all thy waves and storms do they imagine this evil. are gone over me.

8 Let the sentence of guiltiness 10 The Lord hath granted his proceed against him, and now that loving kindness in the day-time, he lieth, let him rise up no more. and in the night-season did I sing

9 Yea, even mine own familiar of him, and made my prayer unto friend whom I trusted, who did the God of my life. also eat of my bread, hath laid 11 I will say unto the God of great wait for me.

my strength, Why hast thou for10 But be thou merciful unto gotten me? Why go I thus heavily, me, O Lord; raise thou me up while the enemy oppresseth me? again, and I shall reward them. 12 My bones are smitten asunder

11 By this I know thou favour- as with a sword, while mine eneest me, thạt mine enemy doth not mies that trouble me cast me in triumph against me.

the teeth; 12 And when I am in my health, 13 Namely, while they say daily thou upholdest me, and shall set unto me, Where is now thy God? me before thy face for ever. 14 Why art thou so vexed, O

13 Blessed be the Lord God of my soul ? and why art thou so disIsrael, world without end. Amen. quieted within me? Psalm 42. Quemadmodum. 15 O put thy trust in God; for I IKE as the hart desireth the will yet thank him, which is the

water-brooks, so longeth my help of my countenance, and my soul after thee, O God.

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Psalm 43. Judica me, Deus. 7 For I will not trust in my G LIVE sentence with me, God, bow; it is not my sword that shall

and defend my cause against help me. the ungodly people; O deliver me 8 But it is thou that savest us from the deceitful and wicked man; from our enemies, and puttest them

2 For thou art the God of my to confusion that hate us. strength: why hast thou put me 9 We make our boast of God from thee? and why go I so heavily, all day long, and will praise thy while the enemy oppresseth me?" name for ever.

3 O send out thy light and thy 10 But now thou art far off, truth, that they may lead me, and and puttest us to confusion; and bring me unto thy holy hill, and to goest not forth with our armies. thy dwelling.

11 Thou makest us to turn our 4 And that I may go unto the backs upon our enemies, so that altar of God, even unto the God they which hate us spoil our goods. of my joy and gladness; and upon

12 Thou lettest us be eaten up the harp will I give thanks unto like sheep, and hast scattered us thee, O God, my God.

among the heathen. 5 Why art thou so heavy, O 13 Thou sellest thy people for my soul? and why art thou so dis- nought, and takest no money for quieted within me?

them. 60 put thy trust in God; for I 14 Thou makest us to be rewill yet give him thanks, which is buked of our neighbours, to be the help of my countenance, and laughed to scorn, and had in deri

sion of them that are round about

us. The ninth Day.

15 Thou makest us to be a byMORNING PRAYER. word among the heathen, and that Psalm 44. Deus, auribus. the people shake their heads at us. WE

TE have heard with our ears, 16 My confusion is daily before

O God, our fathers have me, and the shame of my face told us what thou hast done in their hath covered me; time of old.

17 For the voice of the slander2 How thou hast driven out the er and blasphemer, for the enemy heathen with thy hand, and plant- and avenger. ed them in; how thou hast des 18 And though all this be come troyed the nations, and cast them upon us, yet do we not forget thee, out.

nor behave ourselves frowardly in 3 For they gat not the land thy covenant. in possession through their own 19 Our heart is not turned back, sword, neither was it their own neither our steps gone out of thy arm that helped them;

way; 4 But thy right hand, and thine 20 No, not when thou hast smitarm, and the light of thy counte-ten us into the place of dragons, nance; because thou hadst a fa- and covered us with the shadow vour unto them.

of death, 5 Thou art my King, O God; 21 If we have forgotten the name send help unto Jacob.

of our God, and holden up our 6 Through thee will we over- hands to any strange god, shall not throw our enemies, and in thy God search it out? for he knoweth name will we tread them under the very secrets of the heart. that rise up against us.

22 For thy sake also are we kill

ed all the day long, and are counted a vesture of gold, wrought about as sheep appointed to be slain. with divers colours.

23 Up, Lord, why sleepest thou? 11 Hearken, O daughter, and awake, and be not absent from us consider; incline thine ear; forget for ever.

also thine own people, and thy 24 Wherefore hidest thou thy father's house. face, and forgettest our misery and 12 So shall the King have pleatrouble?

sure in thy beauty; for he is thy 25 For our soul is brought low, Lord God, and worship thou him. even unto the dust; our belly 13 And the daughter of Tyre cleaveth unto the ground. shall be there with a gift; like as

26 Arise, and help us, and de- the rich also among the people liver us, for thy mercies sake. shall make their supplication bePsalm 45. Eructavit cor meum. fore thee.

Y heart is inditing of a good 14 The King's daughter is all

matter; I speak of the things glorious within; her clothing is of which I have made unto the wrought gold. King.

15 She shall be brought unto 2 My tongue is the pen of a the King in raiment of needleready writer.

work; the virgins that be her fel3 Thou art fairer than the chil-lows shall bear her company, and dren of men; full of grace are thy shall be brought unto thee. lips, because God hath blessed thee 16 With joy and gladness shall for ever.

they be brought, and shall enter 4 Gird thee with thy sword up- into the King's palace. on thy thigh, O thou most mighty, 17 Instead of thy fathers thou according to thy worship and re-shalt have children, whom thou nown.

mayest make princes in all lands. 5 Good luck have thou with 18 I will remember thy name thine honour: ride on, because of from one generation to another; the word of truth, of meekness and therefore shall the people give righteousness, and thy right hand thanks unto thee, world without shall teach thee terrible things. end.

6 Thy arrows are very sharp, Psalm 46. Deus noster refugium. and the people shall be subdued OD is our hope and strength, unto thee, even in the midst among a very present help in trouble. the King's enemies.

2 Therefore will we not fear, 7 Thy seat, O God, endureth thưugh the earth be moved, and for ever; the sceptre of thy king- though the bills be carried into dom is a right sceptre.

the midst of the sea. 8 Thou hast loved righteousness, 3 Though the waters thereof and hated iniquity; wherefore God, rage and swell, and though the even thy God, hath anointed thee mountains shake at the tempest of with the oil of gladness above thy the same. fellows.

4 The rivers of the flood thereof 9 All thy garments smell of shall make glad the city of God; myrrh, aloes, and cassia; out of the holy place of the tabernacle of the ivory palaces, whereby they the Most Highest. have made thee glad.

5 God is in the midst of her, 10 Kings daughters were among therefore shall she not be removed thy honourable women; upon thy God shall help her, and that right right hand did stand the queen in early.

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