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thou sendest rain into the little in the house of my God, than vallies thereof; thou makest it to dwell in the tents of ungodlisoft with the drops of rain, and ness. blessest the increase of it. For the Lord God is a light

Thou crownest the year with and defence; the Lord will give thy goodness, and thy clouds grace and worship; and no good drop fatness.

thing shall he withhold from They shall drop upon the them that live a godly life. dwellings of the wilderness, and O Lord God of hosts, blesthe little hills shall rejoice on sed is the man that putteth his

trust in thee. The folds shall be full of Psalm lxxxv. Benedixisti, Dosheep; the vallies also shall stand

mine. so thick with corn, that they shall laugh and sing.


cious unto thy land; thou SELECTION VIII.

hast turned away the captivity

of Jacob. From Psalm lxxxiv. Quam

Thou hast forgiven the offence dilecta.

of thy people, and covered all O

How amiable are thy dwel- their síns.

lings, thou Lord of hosts! Thou hast taken away all thy My soul hath a desire and displeasure, and turned thyself longing to enter into the courts from thy wrathful indignation. of the Lord; my heart and my Turn us then, O God our flesh rejoice in the living God. Saviour, and let thine anger

Yea, the sparrow hath found cease from us. her an house, and the swallow Wilt thou be displeased at us a nest, where she may lay her for ever? and wilt thou stretch young; even thy altars, O Lord out thy wrath from one generaof hosts, my King, and my God. tion to another?

Blessed are they that dwell in Wilt thou not turn again, and thy house; they will be alway quicken us, that thy people may praising thee.

rejoice in thee? Blessed is the man whose Show us thy mercy, O Lord, strength is in thee; in whose and grant us thy salvation. heart are thy ways.

I will hearken what the Lord Who going through the vale God will say concerning me; of misery, use it for a well; and for he shall speak peace unto the pools are filled with water. his people, and to his saints,

They will go from strength that they turn not again. to strength, and unto the God For his salvation is nigh them of gods appeareth every one of that fear him ; that glory may them in Sion.

dwell in our land. O Lord God of hosts, hear Mercy and truth are met to. my prayer; hearken, O God of gether; righteousness and peace Jacob.

have kissed each other. For one day in thy courts is Truth shall flourish out of the better than a thousand.

earth, and righteousness hath I had rather be a door-keeper looked down from heaven.


Yea, the Lord shall show lov- The heavens have declared ing-kindness; and our land shall his righteousness; and all the give her increase.

people have seen his glory. Righteousness shall go before Confounded be all they that him; and he shall direct his go- worship carved images, and that ing in the way.

delight in vain gods: worship

him, all ye gods. Psalm xcii. Dominus regnavit. Sion heard of it, and rejoicTHE HE Lord is King, and hath ed; and the daughters of Juda

were glad, because of thy judgput on glorious apparel; the Lord hath put on his appa

ments, O Lord. rel, and girded himself with than all that are in the earth :

For thou, Lord, art higher strength. He hath made the round world thou art exalted far above all

gods. so sure, that it cannot be moved. Ever since the world began, that ye hate the thing which is

O ye that love the Lord, see hath thy seat been prepared : evil : the Lord preserveth the Thou art from everlasting. The floods are risen, O Lord, liver them from the hand of the

souls of his saints; he shall de. the floods have lift up their voice; the floods lift up their


There is sprung up a light for The waves of the sea are

the righteous, and joyful glad. mighty, and

rage horribly; but ness for such as are true-hearted. yet the Lord, who dwelleth on teous, and give thanks for a re,

Rejoice in the Lord, ye righhigh, is mightier. Thy testimonies, O Lord, are

membrance of his holiness. very sure: holiness becometh thine house for ever.

SELECTION IX. Psalm xcvii. Dominus regnavit. Psalm viii. Domine, Dominus

noster. TH HE Lord is King, the earth

: the of may be glad thereof: yea, O Lord, our Governor, how

excellent be glad thereof.

all the world; thou that hast set Clouds and darkness are thy glory above the heaven! round about him: righteousness Out of the mouth of very and judgment are the habitation babes and sucklings hast thou of his seat.

ordained strength, because of There shall go a fire before thine enemies, that thou mighthim, and burn up his enemies est still the enemy and the avenon every side.

ger. His lightnings gave shine un- For I will consider thy hea, to the world; the earth saw it, vens, even the works of thy finand was afraid.

gers; the moon and the stars The hills melted like wax at which thou hast ordained. the presence of the Lord, at the What is man, that thou art presence of the Lord of the mindful of him?' and the son of whole earth.

man, that thou visitest him?

Thou makes him to have dor O Praise the Lord, for it is a

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Thou madest him lower than From Psalm cxlvii. Laudate the angels, to crown him with

Dominum. glory and worship.

good thing hands; and thou hast put all unto our God;

yea, a joyful and things in subjection under his pleasant thing it is to be thankfeet;

ful. All sheep and oxen; yea, and

The Lord doth build up Jethe beasts of the field;

rusalem, and gather together the The fowls of the air, and the outcasts of Israel. fishes of the sea; and whatso- He healeth those who are broever walketh through the paths ken in heart, and giveth mediof the seas.

cine to heal their sickness. O Lord, our Governor, how He telleth the number of the excellent is thy name in all the stars, and calleth them all by world!

their names. From Psalm xxxiii

. Exultate, is his power; yea, and his wis

Great is our Lord, and great justi.

dom is infinite. EJOICE in the Lord, O The Lord setteth up themeek,

ye righteous; for it becom- and bringeth the ungodly down eth well the just to be thankful. to the ground.

Praise the Lord with harp; O sing unto the Lord with sing praises unto him with the thanksgiving ; sing praises upon lute, and instrument of ten the harp unto our God; strings.

Who covereth the heaven Sing unto the Lord a new with clouds, and prepareth rain song; sing praises unto him for the earth; and maketh the with a good courage.

grass to grow upon For the word of the Lord is tains, and the herb for the use true, and all his works are faith- of men; ful.

Who giveth fodder unto the He loveth righteousness and cattle, and feedeth the young rajudgment; the earth is full of the vens that call upon him. goodness of the Lord.

The Lord's delight is in those By the word of the Lord were who fear him, and put their trust the heavens made, and all the in his mercy. hosts of them by the breath of Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem; his mouth.

praise thy God, Ó Sion. He gathereth the waters of the For he hath made fast the bars sea together, as it were upon an of thy gates, and hath blessed heap; and layeth up the deep, thy children within thee. as in a treasure-house.

He maketh peace in thy borLet all the earth fear the Lord; ders, and filleth thee with the stand in awe of him, all ye that flour of wheat. dwell in the world :

He sendeth forth his comFor he spake, and it was mandment upon earth, and his done; he commanded, and it word runneth very swiftly. stood fast.

He giveth snow like wool,

the moun


and scattereth the hoar-frost like heathen, and his wonders unto ashes.

all people. He casteth forth his ice like For the Lord is great, and morsels; who is able to abide cannot worthily be praised; he his frost ?

is more to be feared than all He sendeth out his word, gods. and melteth them; he bloweth with his wind, and the waters Psalm cxlviii. Laudate Domiflow.

He showeth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and ordinances Praise the Lord of heaven;

him in height. He hath not dealt so with any Praise him, all ye angels of nation; neither have the heathen his; praise him, all his host. knowledge of his laws.

Praise him, sun and moon;

praise him, all ye stars and light. From Psalm lvii. Miserere mei, Praise him, all ye heavens, Deus.

and ye waters that are above SET up thyself, O God, above the heavens. the heavens

Let them praise the name of above all the earth.

the Lord; for he spake the word, My heart is fixed, O God, and they were made; he commy heart is fixed; I will sing manded, and they were created. and give praise.

He hath made them fast for Awake up, my glory; awake, ever and ever; he hath given lute and harp: I myself will them a law which shall not be awake right early.

broken. I will give thanks unto thee,

Praise the Lord upon earth, O Lord, among the people; and ye dragons, and all deeps; I will sing unto thee among the

Fire and hail, snow and vanations.

pours, wind and storm, fulfilling For the greatness of thy mercy

his word. reacheth unto the heavens, and

Mountains and all hills; fruitthy truth unto the clouds.

ful trees and all cedars; Set up thyself, O God, above

Beasts and all cattle; worms the heavens; and thy glory

and feathered fowls; above all the earth.

Kings of the earth and all people; princes and all judges of

the world; SELECTION X.

Young men and maidens, old From Psalm xcvi. Cantate Do- men and children, praise the

name of the Lord; for his name mino.

only is excellent, and his praise O

Sing unto the Lord a new above heaven and earth.

song; sing unto the Lord, He shall exalt the horn of his all the whole earth.

people: all his saints shall praise Sing unto the Lord, and praise him; even the children of Israel, his name; be telling of his sal- even the people that serveth vation from day to day.

him. Declare his honour unto the


From Psalm cxlix. Cantate My song shall be alway of Domino.

the loving-kindness of the Lord; O

Sing unto the Lord a new with my mouth will I ever be

song; let the congregation showing thy truth, from one of saints praise him.

generation to another. Let Israel rejoice in him that For I have said, mercy shall made him; and let the children be set up for ever; thy truth of Sion be joyful in their King. shalt thou establish in the hea.

Let them praise his name in vens. the dance ; let them sing praises The Lord is our defence; unto him with tabret and harp. the holy One of Israel is our

For the Lord hath pleasure in King. his people, and helpeth the Thou spakest some time in meek-hearted.

visions unto thy saints, and Psalm cl. Laudate Dominum. saidst, I have laid help upon Praise God in his holiness; alted one chosen out of the peo

one that is mighty, I have expraise him in the firmament of his power.

I will set his dominion in the Praise him in his noble acts; sea, and his right hand in the praise him according to his ex- floods. cellent greatness.

And I will make him my first Praise him in the sound of born, higher than the kings of the trumpet; praise him upon the earth. the lute and harp.

The Lord said unto my Lord, Praise him in the cymbals Sit thou on my right hand, unand dances; praise him upon til I make thine enemies thy the strings and pipe.

foot-stool. Praise him upon the well- The Lord shall send the rod tuned cymbals; praise him up- of thy power out of Sion; be on the loud cymbals.

thou ruler, even in the midst Let every thing that hath

among thine enemies. breath praise the Lord.

In the day of thy power shall

the people offer thee free will Portions of Psalms, to be sung or said, at offerings with an holy worship: Morning Prøyer, on certain Feasts and Fusts, instead of the Venite Exultemus, the dew of thy birth is of the when any of the foregoing Selections are womb of the morning. to follow insteallof the Psalms, as in the

The Lord sware, and will not

repent, Thou art a priest for CHRISTMAS-DAY. ever, after the order of MelchiFrom Psalms xlv. lxxxix. cx.

zedech. THY seat, o God, endureth

for ever; the sceptre of thy ASH WEDNESDAY. kingdom is a right sceptre. Thou hast loved righteous

From Psalms xxxii. xxxviii. ness, and hated iniquity; where

LESSED is he whose un

righteousness is forgiven, gladness above thy fellows. and whose sin is covered.



fore God, even thy God, hath BLESS

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