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20 Put them in fear, O Lord: thee; for thou art the helper of that the heathen may know the friendlefs. themselves to be but men. Ps. x. Ut quid, Domine? IIY ftandeft thou fo far off, O Lord and hideft thy face in the needful time of trouble?


2 The ungodly for his own luft doth perfecute the poor: let them be taken in the crafty wifiness that they have imagined.

3 For the ungodly hath made boast of his own heart's defire: and fpeaketh good of the covetous, whom God abhorreth.

4 The ungodly is fo proud, that he careth not for God: neither is God in all his thoughts.

5 His ways are alway grievous: thy judgements are far above out of his fight, and therefore defieth he all his enemies.

17 Break thou the power of the ungodly and malicious: take away his ungodliness, and thou fhalt find none.

18 The Lord is King for ever and ever: and the heathen, are perished out of the land.

19 Lord, thou haft heard the defire of the poor thou prepareft their heart, and thine ear hearkeneth thereto;

20 To help the fatherlefs and poor unto their right: that the man of the earth be no more exalted against them.

Ps. xi. In Domino confido.


the Lord put 1 my truft: how fay ye then to my soul. That the fhould flee as a bird unto the hill?

6 For he hath faid in his heart,2 Tufh, I fhall never be caft down: there fhall no harm happen unto


7 His mouth is full of curfing, deceit, and fraud under his tongue is ungodliness and vanity. 8 He fitteth lurking in the thievith corners of the ftreets: and privily in his lurking dens doth he murder the innocent; his eyes are fet againft the poor."

For lo, the ungodly bend their bow, and make ready their arrows within the quiver: that they may privily fhoot at them which are true of heart. 3 For the foundations will be caft down and what hath the

righteous done?

4 The Lord is in his holy temple: the Lord's feat is in heaven.

5 His eyes confider the poor: and his eyelids try the children of men.

6 The Lord alloweth the righteous: but the ungodly, and hi that delighteth in wickedness, doth his foul abhor.

9 For he lieth waiting fecretly; even as a lion lurketh he in his den: that he may ravish the poor. 10 He doth ravish the poor: when he getteth him into his net. 11 He falleth down, and humbleth himself: that the congrega- 7 Upon 7 Upon the ungodly he fhall tion of the poor may fall into the rain fnares, fire and brimstone, hands of his captains. ftorm and tempeft: this fhall be their portion to drink.

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12 Ile hath faid in his heart, Tuth, God hath forgotten he hideth away his face, and he will never fee it.

13 Arife, O Lord God, and lift up thine hand forget not the poor.

8 For the righteous Lord loveth righteoufnefs: his countenance will behold the thing that is juft.

EVENING PRAYER. 14 Wherefore fhould the wicked blafpheme God: while he doth Psalin xii. Salvum me fac. fay in his heart, Tuth, thou, Hnot one godly man left: there is God, careft not for HELP me, Lordy foran it.

mong the children of men.

15 Surely thou haft feen it for the faithful are minished from for thou beholdeft ungodliness and wrong.

16 That thou mayeft take the matter into thy hand: the poor committeth himfelf unto

2 They talk of vanity every one with his neighbour: they do but flatter with their lips,. and diffemble in their double heart.

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to fee if there were any that would understand, and feek after God.

4 But they are all gone out of the way, they are altogether become abominable: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

5 Their throat is an open fepulchre; with their tongues have they deceived: the poifon of afps is under their lips.

6 Their mouth is full of curfing and bitterness: their feet are fwift to thed blood.

7 Defiruction and unhappiness is in their ways, and the way of peace have they not known: there is no fear of God before their eyes.

8 Have they no knowledge, that they are all fuch workers of mischief: eating up my people as it were bread, and call not upon the Lord?

9 There were they brought in great fear, even where no fear was: for God is in the generation the righteous.

Ps. xiii. Ufque quo, Domine?of Ho thou me, O Lord, for ever: how long will thou hide thy face from


2 How long fhall I feek counfel in my foul, and he fo vexed in my heart: how long thall mine enemies triumph over me?

3 Confider and hear me, o Lord my God: lighten mine eyes, that I deep not in death;

4 Leit mine enemy fay, I have prevailed againft him: for if I be Pa down, they that trouble me will rejoice at it."

5 Eut my truft is in thy mercy and my heart is joyful in thy falvation.

6 I will 6ing of the Lord, besaufe he hath dealt fo lovingly with me: yea, I will praife the Name of the Lord moft Higheft.


Ps. xiv. Dixit infipiens. HE fool hath faid in his heart: There is no God." 2 They are corrupt, and become abominable in their doings: there is none that doeth good,

no, not one.

3 The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men:


10 As for you, ye have made mock at the counfel of the poor because he putteth his truft in the Lord.

11 Who shall give falvation unto Ifrael out of Sion? When the Lord turneth the captivity of his people then thall Jacob rejoice, and Ifrael fhall be glad.

MORNING PRAYER. pfal. xv. Domine, quis habitabit?

tabernacle or who shall ORD, who fail dwell in thy

rest upon thy holy hill?

2 Even he that leadeth an un

corrupt life: and doeth the thing which is right, and fpeaketh the truth from his heart.

3 He that bath ufed no deceit

in his tongue, nor done evil to his neighbour and hath not

andered his neighbour.

4 He that fettein not by himfelf, but is lowly in his own eyes and maketh much of them that fear the Lord.

5 He that fweareth unto his neighbour, and difappuintech him not though it were to his own hindrance,

6 He that hath not given his money upon ufury nor taken reward againft the innocent.

7 Whofo doeth thefe things: fall never fall..

Ps. xvi. Conferva me, Domine. RESERVE me, O God: for in thee have I put my trust. 2 O my foul, thou hatt faid unto the Lord Thou art my God; my goods are nothing unto thee. 3 All my delight is upon the faints that are in the earth and upon fuch as excel in virtue.

4 But they that run after another god: fali have great trouble. 5 Their drink-offerings of blood will not offer: neither make meation of their names within any lis

6 The Lord himself is the portion of mine inheritance, and of my cup thou that maintain my lot.

7 The lot is fallen unto me in a fair ground yea, I have a goodly heritage.

8 I will thank the Lord for giving me warning: my reins alfo chaften me in the night-teaton. 9 I have fet God always before me: for he is on my right hand, therefore I fhall not fall.

10 Wherefore my heart was glad, and my glory rejoiced: my ficfi alfo thall reft in hope.

11 For why? thou halt not leave my foul in hell: neither thalt thou fuffer thy Holy One to fee corruption

12 Thou shalt few me the thew path of life; in thy prefence is the fuinefs of joy and at thy right hand there is pleature for


Ps. xvii. Exaudi, Domine.

EAR the right, O Lord, confider my complaint and hearken unto my prayer, that gocth not out of feigned lips.

2 Let my fentence come forth from thy prefence: and let thine eyes look upon the thing that is equal.

3 Thou haft proved and vifited mine heart in the night-feafon thou haft tried me, and fhalt find no wickednefs in me: for I am utterly purpofed that my mouth all not offend.

4 Because of men's works that are done against the words of thy lips I have kept me from the ways of the deftroyer.

50 hold thou up my goings in thy paths that my footsteps flip not."

6 I have called upon thee, O God, for thou thalt hear me : incline thine ear to me, and hearken unto my words.

7 Shew thy marvellous lovingkindness, thou that art the Saviour of them which put their truft in thee: from fuch as refiit thy right hand.

8 Keep me as the apple of an eye: hide me under the thadow of thy wings,

9 From the ungodly that trouble me: mine enemies compafs me round about to take away my foul.

10 They are inclofed in their own fat: and their mouth speaketh proud things.

11 They lie waiting in our way on every fide: turning their eyes down to the ground;

12 Like as a lion that is greedy of his prey and as it were a lion's whelp lurking in fecret places.

13 Up, Lord, difappoint him, and call him down deliver my foul from the ungodly, which is a sword of thine,

14 From the men of thy hand, O Lord, from the men, I fay, and from the evil world: which have their portion in this life, whofe bellies thou filleft with thy hid, treasure.

15 They have children at their defire and leave the reft of their fubftance for their babes.

16 But as for me, I will behold thy, prefence in righteousnefs: and when I awake up after thy likeness, I fhall be fatisfied with it.


Psalm xviii. Diligam te, Domine.
WILL love thee, O Lord, my
ftrength; the Lord is my
ftony rock, and my defence:
my Saviour, my God, and my
might, in whom I will trufi;

my buckler, the horn alfo of my falvation, and my refuge.

2 I will call upon the Lord, which is worthy to be praifed: fo thall I be fafe from mine


3 The forrows of death compaffed me: and the overflowings of ungodliness made me afraid. 4 The pains of hell came about me the fnares of death overtook me..

5 In my trúoble I will call upon the Lord and complain unto my God.

6 So fhall he hear my voice out of his holy temple and my complaint fhall come before him, it thall enter even into his ears.

7 The earth trembled and quaked the very foundations alto of the hills fhook, and were removed, because he was wroth. 8 There went a fmoke out in his pretence and a confuming fire out of his mouth, fo that coals were kindled at it.

9 He bowed the heavens alfo, and came down and it was dark under his feet.

10 He rode upon the cherubims, and did fly: he came flying upon the wings of the wind.

11 He made darkness his fecret place his pavilion round about him with dark water, and thick clouds to cover him.

12 At the brightness of his prefence his clouds removed: hail-ftones, and coals of fire.

13 The Lord alfo thundered out of heaven, and the Highest gave his thunder: hail-ftones, and coals of fire.

14 He fent out his arrows, and fcattered them he caft forth Mightnings, and deftroyed them.

15 The fprings of waters were teen, and the foundations of the round world were difcovered at thy chiding, O Lord at the blafting of the breath of thy difpleasure.

16 He fhall fend down from on high to fetch me and fhall take me out of many waters.

17 He fhall deliver me from my ftrongest enemy, and from them which hate me for they are too mighty for me.

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22 For I have an eye unto all his laws: and will not caft out his commandments from me.

23 I was alfo uncorrupt before him and efchewed mine own wickedness.

24 Therefore fhall the Lord reward me after my righteous dealing and according unto the cleanness of my hands in his eye-fight.

25 With the holy thou fhalt be holy and with a perfect man thou fhalt be perfect.

26 With the clean thou shalt be clean: and with the froward thou fhalt learn frowardness.

27 For thou fhalt fave the people that are in adverfity and halt bring down the high looks of the proud.

28 Thou alfo fhalt light my candle: the Lord my God thall make my darkness to be light.

29 For in thee I thall difcomfit an host of men and with the help of my God I fhall leap over the wall.

30 The way of God is an undefiled way the word of the Lord alfo is tried in the fire; he is the defender of all them that put their trust in him.

31 For who is God, but the Lord or who hath any ftrength except our God?

32 It is God that girdeth me with ftrength of war: andmaketh my way perfect.

33 He maketh my feet like harts' feet and fetteth me up on high.

34 He teacheth mine hands to fight: and mine arms fhall break even a bow of steel.

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35 Thou haft given me the unto his king and fheweth defence of thy falvation loving-kindnefs unto David his right hand alfo fhall hold me up, Anointed, and unto his feed for and thy loving-correction fhall evermore. make me great.

36 Thou shalt make room enough under me for to go: that my footfleps fhall not flide. 37 I will follow upon mine enemies, and overtake them: neither will I turn again till I have deftroyed them."

38 I will fmite them, that they fhall not be able to ftand: but fall under my feet.

39 Thou haft girded me with Aftrength unto the battle thou fhalt throw down mine enemies under me.

40 Thou haft made mine enemies alfo to turn their backs 1 upon me and I fhall deftroy them that hate me.

41 They shall cry, but there fhall be none to help them: yea, even unto the Lord fhall they cry, but he thall not hear them. 42 I will beat them as fmall as the dust before the wind: I will caft them out as the clay in the streets.

43 Thou shalt deliver me from the strivings of the people and thou shalt make me the head of the heathen..

44 A people whom I have not 1 known thail ferve me.

45 As foon as they hear of me, they fhall obey me but the ftrange children thall diffemble with me.

46 The ftrange children fhall fail and be afraid out of their prifons.

47 The Lord liveth, and bleffed be my strong helper: and praifed be the God of my falvation,

48 Even the God that feeth that I be avenged: and fubdueth the people unto me.

49 It is he that delivereth me from my cruel enemies, and fetteth me up above mine adverfaries: thou shalt rid me from the wicked man.

50 For this caufe will I give thanks unto thee, O Lord, among the Gentiles and fing praises unto thy Name.

51 Great profperity giveth he

MORNING PRAYER. Pfalm xix. Cæli enarrant. of God: and the firmarrent HE heavens declare the glory fheweth his handy-work. 2 One day telleth another ind one night certifieth another.

3 There is neither fpeech nor language "but their voices are heard among them.

4 Their found is gone out inte all lands and their words into the ends of the world.

5 in them-hath he fet a tabernacle for the fun which cometh forth as a bridegroom out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a giant to run his course.

6 It goeth forth from the ut termoft part of the heaven, and runneth about unto the end of it again and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.

7 The law of the Lord is an undefiled law, converting the foul: the teftimony of the Lord is fure, and giveth wifdom unto the fimple.

8 The ftatutes of the Lord are right, and rejoice the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, and giveth light unto the eyes.

9 The fear of the Lord is clean, and endureth for ever: the judgements of the Lord are true, and righteous altogether.

10 More to be defired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold fweeter alfo than honey, and the honey-comb.

11 Moreover, by them is thy fervant taught: and in keeping of them there is great reward.

12 Who can tell how oft he offendeth O cleanfe thou me from my fecret faults!

13 Keep thy fervant alfo from prefumptuous fins, left they get the dominion over me: fo thall I be undefiled, and innocent from the great offence..

14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of

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