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16 But as for me, I will be secret place, his pavilion round hold thy presence in righteous about him with dark water, and ness; and when I awake up after thick clouds to cover him. thy likeness, I shall be satisfied 12 At the brightness of his with it.

presence his clouds removed ; EVENING PRAYER.

hail-stones and coals of fire.

13 The Lord also thundered Psalm xviii. Diligamte, Domine. out of heaven, and the Highest I Will love thee, O Lord, my gave his thunder; hail-stones

strength. The Lord is my and coals of fire. stony rock, and my defence, 14 He sent out his arrows, my Saviour, my God, and my and scattered them; he cast might; in whom I will trust; forth lightnings, and destroyed my buckler, the horn also of them. my salvation, and my refuge. 15 The springs of waters

2 I will call upon the Lord, were seen, and the foundations which is worthy to be praised; of the round worid were disso shall I be safe from mine covered at thy chiding, O Lord, enemies.

at the blasting of the breath of 3 The sorrows of death com- thy displeasure. passed me, and the overflow- 16 He shall send down from ings of ungodliness made me on high to fetch me, and shall afraid.

take me out of many waters. 4. The pains of hell came 17 He shall deliver me from about me; the snares of death my strongest enemy, and from overtook me.

them which hate me ; for they 5 In my trouble I will call are too mighty for me. upon the Lord, and complain 18 They prevented me in the unto my God;

day of my trouble ; but the 6 So shall he hear my voice Lord was my upholder. out of his holy temple, and my 19 He brought me forth also complaint shall come before into a place of liberty; he brought him; it shall enter even into me forth, even because he had his ears.

a favour unto me. 7 The earth trembled and 20 The Lord shall reward quaked, the very foundations me after my righteous dealing, also of the hills shook, and according to the cleanness of were removed, because he was my hands shall he recompense wroth.

me. 8 There went a smoke out in 21 Because I have kept the his presence, and a consuming ways of the Lord, and have not fire out of his mouth, so that forsaken my God, as the wicked coals were kindled at it.

doth. 9 He bowed the heavens also, 22 For I have an eye unto all and came down, and it was dark his laws, and will not cast out under his feet.

his commandments from me. 10 He rode upon the Cheru- 23 I was also uncorrupt bebim, and did fly; he came fly- fore him, and eschewed mine ing upon the wings of the wind. own wickedness.

11 He made darkness his 24 Therefore shall the Lord reward me after my righteous 38 I will smite them, that dealing, and according unto the they shall not be able to stand, cleanness of my hands in his but fall under my

feet. eye-sight.

39 Thou hast girded me with 25 With the holy thou shalt strength unto the battle; thou be holy, and with a perfect man shalt throw down mine enemies thou shalt be perfect.

under me. 26 With the clean thou shalt 40 Thou hast made mine enbe clean, and with the froward emies also to turn their backs thou shalt learn frowardness. upon me, and I shall destroy

27 For thou shalt save the them that hate me. people that are in adversity, and 41 They shall cry, but there shalt bring down the high looks shall be none to help them; yea, of the proud.

even unto the Lord shall they 28 Thou also shalt light my cry, but he shall not hear them. candle; the Lord my God shall 42 I will beat them as small make my darkness to be light. as the dust before the wind : 1

29 For in thee I shall discom- will cast them out as the clay fit an host of men, and with in the streets. the help of my God I shall leap 43 Thou shalt deliver me over the wall.

from the strivings of the peo30 The way of God is an ple, and thou shalt make me the undefiled way; the word of the head of the heathen. Lord also is tried in the fire : 44 A people whom I have he is the defender of all them not known shall serve me. that put their trust in him. 45 As soon as they hear of

31 For who is God, but the me, they shall obey me; but Lord? or who hath any strength, the strange children shall disexcept our God?

semble with me. 32 It is God that girdeth me 46 The strange children shall with strength of war, and mak- fail, and be afraid out of their eth my way perfect.

prisons. 33 He maketh my feet like 47 The Lord liveth; and harts' feet, and setteth me up on blessed be my strong helper, high.

and praised be the God of my 34 He teacheth mine hands to salvation : fight, and mine arms shall break 48 Even the God that seeth even a bow of steel.

that I be avenged, and subdu35 Thou hast given me the eth the people unto me. defence of thy salvation ; thy 49 It is he that delivereth me right hand also shall hold me from my cruel enemies, and up, and thy loving correction setteth me up above mine adshall make me great.

versaries : thou shalt rid me 36 Thou shalt make room from the wicked man. enough under me for to go, that 50 For this cause will I give my footsteps shall not slide. thanks unto thee, O Lord,

37 I will follow upon mine among the Gentiles, and sing enemies, and overtake them; praises unto thy name. neither will I turn again till I 51 Great prosperity giveth have destroyed them.

he unto his king, and showeth



loving kindness unto David, his 12 Who can tell how oft he Anointed, and unto his Seed for offendeth ? O cleanse thou me evermore.

from my secret faults.

13 Keep thy servant also The fourth Day. from presumptuous sins, lest MORNING PRAYER. they get the dominion over me;

so shall I be undefiled, and inPsalm xix. Cæli enarrant.

nocent from the great offence.

14 Let the words of my ry of God, and the firma- mouth, and the meditation of ment showeth his handy work. my heart, be alway acceptable

2 One day telleth another, in thy sight, and one night certifieth another. 15 O Lord, my strength, and

3 There is neither speech normy Redeemer. language, but their voices are Psal. xx. Exaudiat te Dominus. heard among them.

THE Lord hear thee in the 4 Their sound is gone out day of trouble; the name of into all lands, and their words the God of Jacob defend thee: into the ends of the world. 2 Send thee help from the

5 In them hath he set a taber- sanctuary, and strengthen thee nacle for the sun, which cometh out of Sion : forth as a bridegroom out of his 3 Remember all thy offerings, chamber, and rejoiceth as a and accept thy burnt-sacrifice: giant to run his course.

4 Grant thee thy heart's de6 It goeth forth from the ut- sire, and fulfil all thy mind. termost part of the heaven, and 5 We will rejoice in thy salrunneth about unto the end of it vation, and triumph in the name again, and there is nothing hid of the Lord our God: the Lord from the heat thereof.

perform all thy petitions. 7 The law of the Lord is an 6 Now know I that the Lord undefiled law, converting the helpeth his Anointed, and will soul; the testimony of the Lord hear him from his holy heais sure, and giveth wisdom unto ven, even with the wholesome the simple.

strength of his right hand. 8 The statutes of the Lord 7 Some put their trust in are right, and rejoice the heart; chariots, and some in horses; the commandment of the Lord but we will remember the name is pure, and giveth light unto of the Lord our God.

8 They are brought down 9 The fear of the Lord is and fallen; but we are risen clean, and endureth for ever; and stand upright. the judgments of the Lord are 9 Save, Lord; and hear us, true, and righteous altogether. O King of heaven, when we

10 More to be desired are call upon thee. they than gold, yea, than much Psalm xxi. Domine, in virtute fine gold; sweeter also than

tua. honey, and the honey-comb. 'HE King shall rejoice in

11 Moreover, by them is thy thy strength, O Lord; exservant taught; and in keeping ceeding glad shall he be of thy of them there is great reward. salvation,

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2 Thou hast given him his my health, and from the words heart's desire, and hast not de- of my complaint? nied him the request of his lips.

2 0 my God, I cry in the 3 For thou shalt prevent him day-time, but thou hearest not: with the blessings of goodness, and in the night-season also I and shalt set a crown of pure

take no rest. gold upon his head.

3 And thou continuest holy, 4 He asked life of thee, and thou worship of Israel.

O thou gavest him a long life, even 4. Our fathers hoped in thee; for ever and ever.

they trusted in thee, and thou 5 His honour is great in thy didst deliver them. salvation; glory and great wor- 5 They called upon thee, and ship shalt thou lay upon him. were holpen; they put their

6 For thou shalt give him trust in thee, and were not coneverlasting felicity, and make founded. him glad with the joy of thy 6 But as for me, I am a worm, countenance.

and no man; a very scorn of 7 And why? because the men, and the out-cast of the King putteth his trust in the people. Lord, and in the mercy of the 7 All they that see me, laugh most Highest, he shall not mis. me to scorn; they shoot out carry:

their lips, and shake their heads, 8 All thine enemies shall feel saying, thy hand; thy right hand shall 8 He trusted in God, that he find out them that hate thee. would deliver him; let him de

9 Thou shalt make them like liver him, if he will have him. a fiery oven in time of thy wrath: 9 But thou art he that took the Lord shall destroy them in me out of my mother's womb; his displeasure, and the fire shall thou wast my hope, when I consume them.

hanged yet upon my mother's 10 Their fruit shalt thou root breasts. out of the earth, and their seed 10 I have been left unto thee from among the children of men. ever since I was born; thou art

11 For they intended mis- my God even from my mother's chief against thee, and imagined womb. such a device as they are not 11 Ogo not from me; for

O able to perform ;

trouble is hard at hand, and 12 Therefore shalt thou put there is none to help me. them to flight, and the strings 12 Many oxen are come of thy bow shalt thou make about me; fat bulls of Basan ready against the face of them. close me in on every side.

13 Be thou exalted, Lord, in 13 They gape upon me with thine own strength; so will we their mouths, as it were a rampsing and praise thy power.

ing and a roaring lion. EVENING PRAYER.

14 I am poured out like wa

ter, and all my bones are out of Psalm xxii. Deus, Deus meus. joint; my heart also in the midst

(Y God, my God, look of my body is even like melting

upon me! why hast thou wax. forsaken me, and art so far from 15 My strength is dried up


like a potsherd, and my tongue 28 For the kingdom is the cleaveth to my gums, and thou Lord's, and he is the Governor shalt bring me into the dust of among the people. death.

29 All such as be fat upon 16 For many dogs are come earth have eaten, and worshipabout me, and the counsel of the ped. wicked layeth siege against me. 30 All they that go down into

17 They pierced my hands, the dust shall kneel before him, and my feet: I may tell all my and no man hath quickened his bones: they stand staring and own soul. looking upon me.

31 My seed shall serve him; 18 They part my garments they shall be counted unto the among them, and cast lots upon Lord for a generation. my vesture.

32 They shall come, and the 19 But be not thou far from heavens shall declare his righme, O Lord; thou art my suc. teousness unto a people that cour, haste thee to help me. shall be born, whom the Lord

20 Deliver my soul from the hath made. sword, my darling from the Psalm xxiii. Dominus regit me. power

of the dog. 21. Save me from the lion's THE Lord is my shepherd; mouth; thou hast heard me also


2 He shall feed me in a green from among the horns of the unicorns.

pasture, and lead me forth be. 22 I will declare thy name side the waters of comfort. unto my brethren; in the midst

3 He shall convert my soul, of the congregation will I praise of righteousness for his name's

and bring me forth in the paths thee. 23 Opraise the Lord, ye that sake.

4 Yea, though I walk through of the seed of Jacob; and fear the valley of the shadow of him, all ye seed of Israel.

death, I will fear no evil; for 24 For he hath not despised thou art with me, thy rod and nor abhorred the low estate of thy staff comfort me. the poor; he hath not hid his

5 Thou shalt prepare a table face from him; but when he before me against them that called unto him, he heard him.

trouble me; thou hast anointed 25 My praise is of thee in the my head with oil, and my cup great congregation; my vows shall be full

. will I perform in the sight of

6 But thy loving kindness them that fear him.

and mercy shall follow me all 26 The poor shall eat, and be the days of my life; and I will satisfied; they that seek after dwell in the house of the Lord the Lord, shall praise him: your

for ever. heart shall live for ever.

The fifth Day. 27 All the ends of the world shall remember themselves, and

MORNING PRAYER. be turned unto the Lord; and Psalm xxiv. Domini est terra.

all the kindreds of the nations THE carth is the Lord's, and

is; the com

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