Page images
PDF
EPUB

Defecit anima mea.

2 Thou, through thy commandMY

Y soul hath longed for thyments, hast made me wiser than

salvation, and I have a good mine enemies; for they are ever hope because of thy word.

with me 2 Mine eyes long sore for thy 3 I have more understanding word; saying, O when wilt thou than my teachers; for thy testimocomfort me ?

nies are my study. 3 For I am become like a bottle 4 I am wiser than the aged; bein the smoke; yet do I not forget cause I keep thy commandments. thy statutes.

5 I have refrained my feet from 4 How many are the days ofthy every evil way, that I'may keep servant ? when wilt thou be aven- thy word. ged of them that persecute me? 6 I have not shrunk from thy

5 The proud have digged pits for judgments; for thou teachest me. me, which are not after thy law. 7 O how sweet are thy words

6 All thy commandments are unto my throat; yea, sweeter than true: they persecute me falsely ; honey unto my mouth! O be thou my help.

8 Through thy commandments 7 They had almost made an end I get understanding: therefore I of me upon earth ; but I forsook hate all evil ways. not thy commandments. 8 O quicken me after thy loving

The twenty-sixth Day. kindness; and so shall I keep the MORNING PRAYER. testimonies of thy mouth.

Lucerna pedibus meis.
In æternum, Dominė.
O
LORD, thy word endureth THY word is a lantern

unto my

feet, and a light unto my paths. for ever in heaven.

2 I have sworn, and am stead2 Thy truth also remaineth from fastly purposed, to keep thy righone generation to another; thou teous judgments. hast laid the foundation of the 3 I am troubled above measure: earth, and it abideth.

quicken me, O Lord, according to 3 They continue this day accord- thy word. ing to thine ordinance ; for all 4 Let the free-will offerings of things serve thee.

my mouth please thee, O Lord ; 4 If my delight had not been in and teach me thy judgments. thy law, I should have perished in 5 My soul is alway in my hand;

yet do I not forget thy law. 5. I will never forget thy com 6. The ungodly bave laid a snare mandments; for with them thou for me; but yet I swerved not hast quickened me.

from thy commandments. 6 I am thine: O save me, for 1 7 Thy testimonies have I claimhave sought thy commandments. ed as mine heritage for ever ; and

7 The ungodly laid wait for me, why ? they are the very joy of my to destroy me; but I will consider heart. thy testimonies.

8 I have applied my heart to 8 I see that all things come to fulfil thy statutes alway, even unto an end; but thy commandinent is the end. exceeding broad.

Iniquos odio habui.
Quomodo dilexi !

HATE them that imagine evil
ORD, what love have I unto things; but thy law do I love.

thy law! all the day long is 2 Thou art my defence and my study in it.

shield; and my trust is in thy word.

1

my trouble.

I

my God.

* My flesh trembleth for fear of R 'Gord; and true is thy judg

3 Away from me, ye wicked; I 4 O look thou upon me, and be will keep the commandments of merciful unto me, as thou usest to

do unto those that love thy name. 40 stablish me according to thy 5 Order my steps in thy word; word, that I may live; and let me and so shall no wickedness have not be disappointed of my hope. dominion over me. 5 Hold thou me up, and I shall.60 deliver me from the

wrong be safe; yea, my delight shall be ful dealings of men; and so shall I ever in thy statutes.

keep thy commandments. 6 Thou hast trodden down all 7 Show the light of thy countethem that depart from thy statutes, nance upon thy servant, and teach for they imagine but deceit. me thy statutes.

7 Thou puttest away all the un 8 Mine eyes gush out with wagodly of the earth like dross; there- ter, because men keep not thy law. fore I thy

Justus es, Domine. 8

; afraid of judgments.

ment. Feci judicium.

2 The testimonies that thou hast I DEAL with the thing that is commanded are exceeding righ

; not over unto mine oppressors. 3 My zeal hath even consumed

2 Make thou thy servant to de- me; because mine enemies have light in that which is good, that the forgotten thy words. proud do me no wrong.

4 Thy word is tried to the ut3 Mine eyes are wasted away termost, and thy servant loveth it. with looking for thy health, and 5 I am small and of no reputafor the word of thy righteousness. tion; yet do I not forget thy com

4 O deal with thy servant ac-mandments. cording unto thy loving mercy, and 6 Thy righteousness is an everteach me thy statutes.

lasting righteousness, and thy law 5 I am thy servant; O grant me is the truth. understanding, that I may know 7 Trouble and heaviness have thy testimonies.

taken hold upon me; yet is my de6 It is time for thee, Lord, to light in thy commandments. lay to thine hand; for they have 8 The righteousness of thy tesdestroyed thy law.

timonies is everlasting: O grant 7 For I love thy commandments me understanding, and I shall live. above gold and precious stones. EVENING PRAYER.

8 Therefore hold I straight all Clamavi in toto corde meo. thy commandments; and all false I hear me oh Lord, I will keep ways I utterly abhor. Mirabilia.

thy statutes. TH WHY testimonies are wonder 2 Yea, even unto thee do I call;

ful; therefore doth my soul help me, and I shall keep thy teskeep them.

timonies. 2 When thy word goeth forth, 3 Early in the morning do I cry it giveth light and understanding unto thee; for in thy word is my unto the simple.

trust. 3 I opened my mouth, and drew 4 Mine eyes prevent the night in my breath; for my delight was watches; that I might be occupied in thy commandments.

lin thy words. ,

5 Hear my voice, O Lord, ac 6 Lord, I have looked for thy cording unto thy loving kindness; saving health, and done after thy quicken me according as thou art commandments. wont.

7 My soul hath kept thy testi6 They draw nigh that of malice monies, and loved them exceedpersecute me, and are far from thy ingly. law.

8 I have kept thy command7 Be thou nigh at hand, O Lord; ments and testimonies; for all my for all thy commandments are ways are before thee. true.

Appropinquet deprecatio. 8 As concerning thy testimonies

, L ET my complaint

come before I have known long since, that thou hast grounded them for ever. standing according to thy word. Vide humilitatem.

2 Let my supplication come beO

CONSIDER mine adversi- fore thee; deliver me according

ty, and deliver me, for I do to thy word. aot forget thy law.

3 My lips shall speak of thy 2 Avenge thou my cause, and praise, when thou hast taught me deliver me, quicken me according thy statutes. to thy word.

4 Yea, my tongue shall sing of 3 Health is far from the ungodly; thy word; for all thy commandfor they regard not thy statutes. ments are righteous.

4 Great is thy mercy, O Lord ; 5 Let thine hand help me; for quicken me as thou art wont. I have chosen thy commandments.

5 Many there are that trouble 6 I have longed for thy saving me, and persecute me; yet do I health, O Lord; and in thy law is not swerve from thy testimonies. my delight.

6 It grieveth me when I see the 70 let my soul live, and it shall transgressors; because they keep praise thee; and thy judgments not thy law.

shall help me. 7 Consider, O Lord, how I love 8 I have gone astray like a thy commandments; O quicken sheep that is lost; O seek thy serme according to thy loving kind- vant, for I do not forget thy comness.

mandments. 8 Thy word is true from everlasting; all the judgments of thy The twenty-seventh Day.. righteousness endure for ever MORNING PRAYER. more.

Psalm 120. Ad Dominum, Principes persecuti sunt.

WHEN I was in trouble, PRINCES have persecuted

me called upon the Lord, and without a cause; but my heart he heard me. standeth in awe of thy word. 2 Deliver my soul, O Lord,

2 I am as glad of thy word, as from lying lips, and from a deone that findeth great spoils.

ceitful tongue.

1 3 As for lies, I hate and abhor 3 What reward shall be given them; but thy law do I love. or done unto thee, thou false

4 Seven times a-day do I praise tongue? even mighty and sharp arthee; because of thy righteous rows, with hot burning coals. judgments.

4 Woe is me, that I am con5 Great is the peace that they strained to dwell with Mesech, have who love thy law; and they and to have my habitation among are not offended at it.

the tents of Kedar. R

meos.

I heavens

my help.

ShiThe Lord shall preserve thee Ichbar

side, now may Israel say;

5 My soul hath long dwelt among| 9 Yea, because of the house of them that are enemies unto peace. the Lord our God, I will seek to

6 I labour for peace; but when do thee good. I speak unto them thereof, they Psalm 123. Ad te levavi oculos make them ready to battle.

.

thee I WILL lift up mine eyes unto O thou that dwellest in the

2 Behold, even as the eyes of 2 My help cometh even from servants look unto the hand of their

. the Lord, who hath made heaven masters, and as the eyes of a maidand earth.

en unto the hand of her mistress, 3 He will not suffer thy foot to even so our eyes wait upon the be moved; and he that keepeth Lord our God, until he have merthee will not sleep.

cy upon us. 4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel 3 Have mercy upon us, O Lord, shall neither slumber nor sleep. have mercy upon us; for we are

5 The Lord himself is thy keep- utterly despised. er; the Lord is thy defence upon 4 Our soul is filled with the thy right hand;

scornful reproof of the wealthy, 6 So that the sun shall not burn and with the despitefulness of the thee by day, neither the moon by proud. night.

Psalm 124. Nisi quia Dominus, 7 The it

our that shall keep thy soul.

of the Lord bimself had not been 8 The Lord shall preserve thy on our side, when men rose up going out and thy coming in, from against us; this time forth for evermore. 2 They had swallowed us up

Psalm 122. Laetatus sum. quick; when they were so wrathWAS glad when they said unto fully displeased at us.

me, We will go into the house 3 Yea, the waters had drowned of the Lord.

us, and the stream had gone over 2 Our feet shall stand in thy our soul. gates, O Jerusalem.

4 The deep waters of the proud 3 Jerusalem is built as a city had gone even over our soul. that is at unity in itself.

5 But praised be the Lord, who 4 For thither the tribes go up, hath not given us over for a prey even the tribes of the Lord, to tes- unto their teeth. tity unto Israel, to give thanks un 6 Our soul is escaped even as a to the name of the Lord.

bird out of the snare of the fowler; 5 For there is the seat of judg- the snare is broken, and we are dement, even the seat of the house of livered. David.

7 Our help standeth in the name 6 O pray for the peace of Jeru- of the Lord, who hath made heasalem; they shall prosper that love ven and earth. thee.

Psalm 125. Qui confidunt. 7 Peace be within thy walls, and THEY that put their trust in plenteousness within thy palaces.

8 For my brethren and com- mount Sion, which may not be repanions' sakes, I will wish thee moved, but standeth fast for ever. prosperity.

2 The hills stand about Jerusa

I

his ways.

upon Israel.

lem; even so standeth the Lord) 5 Like as the arrows in the round about his people, from this hand of the giant, even so are the time forth for evermore.

young children. 3 For the rod of the ungodly. 6 Happy is the man that hath cometh not unto the lot of the his quiver full of them; they shall righteous; lest the righteous put not be ashamed when they speak their hand unto wickedness. with their enemies in the gate.

4 Do well, O Lord, unto those Psalm 128. Beati omnes. that are good and true of heart. 5 As for such as turn back B

LESSED are all they that

fear the Lord, and walk in unto their own wickedness, the Lord shall lead them forth with

2 For thou shalt eat the labour. the evil doers; but peace shall be of thine hands : 0 well is thee, EVENING PRAYER.

and happy shalt thou be. Psalm 126. In convertendo.

3 Thy wife shall be as the fruit

ful vine upon the walls of thine W the captivity of Sion, then

house. were we like unto them that branches, round about thy table.

4 Thy children like the olive dream. 2 Then was our mouth filled with blessed that feareth the Lord.

5 Lo, thus shall the man be laughter, and our tongue with joy.

6 The Lord from out of Sion 3 Then said they among the shall so bless thee, that thou shalt heathen, the Lord hath done great see Jerusalem in prosperity all thy things for them.

life long; 4 Yea, the Lord hath done great things for us already; where- children's children, and peace up

7 Yea, that thou shalt see thy of we rejoice.

5. Turn our captivity, O Lord, on Israel. as the rivers in the south.

Psalm 129. Sæpe expugnaverunt. 6 They that sow in tears, shall MAN

ANY a time have they fought reap in joy.

against me from my youth 7 He that now goeth on his up, may Israel now say; way weeping, and beareth forth 2 Yea, many a time have they good seed, shall doubtless come vexed me from my youth up; but again with joy, and bring his they have not prevailed against sheaves with him.

Psalm 127. Nisi Dominus. 3 The plowers plowed upon my EXCEPT the Lord build the back, and made long furrows;

their that build it.

hewn the shares of the ungodly 2 Except the Lord keep the in pieces. city, the watchmen waketh but in 5 Let them be confounded and

turned backward, as many as have 3 It is but lost labour that ye evil will at Sion. haste to rise up early, and so late 6 Let them be even as the take rest, and eat the bread of grass growing upon the housecarefulness; for so he giveth his tops, which withereth afore it be_ beloved sleep.

plucked up; 4 Lo, children and the fruit of 7 Whereof the mower filleth the womb, are an heritage and not his hand, neither he that bindgift that cometh of the Lord. leth up the sheaves his bosom

me.

vain.

« PreviousContinue »