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16 As for me, I will sing of thy

power and will praise thy mercy betimes in the morning: for thou haft been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble.

17 Unto thee, O my strength, will I sing : for thou, o my God, art my refuge, and my

merciful God. Deus, repulifti nos. Psal. 60. O God, thou hast cast us out, and scattered us abroed

thou haftalso been displeased, O turn thee unto us again.

2 Thou hast moved the land and divided it: heal the fores thereof, for it fhiaketh. 3 Thou hast shewed thy people heavy things:thou hast given us a drink of deadly wine. 4 Thou hast given a token for such as fear thee: that they may triumph because of the truth. $ Therefore were thy beloved delivered : help me with thy right hand, and hear me. 6 God hath spoken in his holiness, I will rejoyce and divide Sichem : and mete out the valley of Succoth. 7 Gilead is mine, and Manaffes is mine : Ephraim also is the strength of my head ; Judah is my law-giver. 8 Moab is my walhpot, over Edom will I cast out my fhoe : Phitistia be thou glad of me.

9 Who will lead me into the strong city? who will bring me into Edom?'

10 Haft not thou cast us out, o God: Wilt not thou, O God, go out with our hosts? 11 O be thou our help in trouble': for vain is the help 12 Through God will we do great ats: for it is he that shall tread down our enemies..

Exandi, Deus. Pfal. 61. H

Ear my crying, O God: give ear unto my prayer.

2. From the ends of the earth will I call upon thee: when my heart is in heavinefs. 3 O fet me up upon the rock that is higher then I : for

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thou hast been my hope, and a strong towre for me against the enemy

4 I wil dwell in thy tabernacle for ever: and my trust shall be under the covering of thy wings.

ş For thou, O Lord, h ft heard my desires : and haft given an heritage unto those that fearthy Name. 6 Thou shalt grant the king a long life: that his years may endure throughout all generations.

7 He shall dwell before God for ever : O-prepare thy loving mercy and faithfulness, that they may preserve him.

8 So will I always sing praise unto thy Name: that I may daily perform my vows.

Morning Prayer.

Nonne Deo. Pral. 62.
Y soul truly waiteth still upon God: for of him

cometh my salvation. 2 He verily is my strength and my salvation, he is my defence, so that I shall not greatly fall.

3 How long will ye imagine mischief against every man: ye shall be slain all the sort of you, yea, as a tottering wall shall ye be, and like a broken hedge.

4 Their device is only how to put him out whom God will exalt: their delight is in lies, they give good words with their mouth, but curse with their heart.

5 Nevertheless, my foul, wait thou still upon God : for my hope is in him

... 6 He truly is my strength and my falvation : he is my defence, so that I shall not fall.

7 In God is my health and my glory: the rock of my might, and in God is my truit.

80 put your trust in him alway, ye people : pour out your hearts before him, for God is our hope.

9 As for the children of men, they are but vanity: the children of men are deceitful upon the weights,they are altogether lighter then vanity it self.

100 trust not in wrong and robbery, give not your upon them.

felves unto vanity: if riches increase fet not your heart 11 God spake once, and twice I have also heard the fame : That power belongeth unto God;

12 And that thou, Lord, art merciful: for thou rewardest every man according to his work.

Deus, Deus meus. Pfal. 63. O

God, thou art my God: early will I seek thee.

2 My soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh also longeth after thee, in a barren and dry land where no water is:

3 Thus have I looked for thee in holiness: that I might behold thy power and glory.

4 For thy loving kindness is better then the life it felf: my lips shall praise thee.

§ As long as I live will Imagnify thee on this manner: and lift up my hands in thy name.

6 My soul shall be satisfied even as it were with marrow and fatness : when my mouth praiseth thee with joyful lips :

9 Have I not remembred thee in my bed, and thought upon thee when I was waking ?

8 Because thou hast been my helper : therefore under the shadow of thy wings will I rejoyce.

9 My soul hangeth upon thee: thy right hand hath upholden me.

10 These also that seek the hurt of my soul: they shall go under the earth. 11 Let them fall upon the edge of the sword : that they may be a portion for foxes. 12 But the king shall rejoyce in God:all they also that fwear by him, shall be commended : for the mouth of them that speak lies, shall be stopped.

Exaudi, Deus. Pfal. 64.
Ear my voice, O God, in my prayer; preserve my

life from fear of the enemy. 2 Hide me from the gathering together of the froward: and from the infurrection of wicked doers.

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Who have whet their tongue like a sword : and shoot out their arrows, even bitter words.

4 That they may privily shoot at him that is perfect : suddenly do they hit him, and fear not.

5 They encourage themselves in mischief: and commune among themselves, how they may lay snares, and fay, that no man shall see them.

6 They imagine wickedness, and practise it: that they keep secret among themselves,every mari in the deep of his heart.

7 But God shall fuddenly shoot at them with a swift arrow : that they shall be wounded,

8 Yea, their own tongues shall make them fall : insomuch that whoso seeth them shall laugh them to fcorn. 9 And all men that see it,fhall say,This hath God done: for they shall perceive that it is his work.

10 The righteous shall rejoyce in the Lord, and put his trust in him: and all they that are true of heart, shall be glad.

Evening Prayer.

Te decet hymnus. Pfal. 65.
Hou, O God, art praifed in Sion: and unto t'iee

2 Thou that hearest the prayer: unto thee shall all flesh


3 My misdeeds prevailagainst me: O be thou merciful unto our sins.

4 Blessed is the man whom thou choosest and receivest unto thee : he shall dwell in thy court, and shall be fatisfied with the pleasures of thy house, even of thy holy temple.

5 Thou shalt (hew us wonderful things in thy righteoufness, O God of our salvation: thou that art the hope of all the ends of the earth, and of them that remain in the broad sea.

6 Who in his strength fetteth fast the inountains : and is girded about with power..



? Who stillest the raging of the sea : and the noise of his waves, and the madness of the people.

8 They also that dwell in the uttermost parts of the earth, shall be afraid of thy tokens: thou that makest the out-goings ofthe morning and evening to praise thee.

9 Thou visitest the earth, and bleslest it: thou makest it very plenteous.

10 The river of God is full of water : thou preparest their corn, for so thou providest for the earth.

11 Thou waterest her furrows, thou fendest rain into the little valleys thereof: thou makest it soft with the drops of rain, and bleseft the increase of it.

12 Thou crownelt the year with thy goodness: and thy clouds drop fatness.

13 They shall drop upon the dwellings of the wildernels : and the little hills shall rejoyce on every side. 14 The folds shall be full of sheep:the valleys also, shall stand so thick with corn; that they shall laugh and sing.

Jubilate Deo. Pfal.66.
Be joyful in God,all ye lands:sing praises unto the

honour of his name, make his praise to be glorious 2 Say unto God, o how wonderful art thou in thy works: through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies be found liars unto thee.

3 For all the world shall worship thee : sing of thee, and praise thy name.

4 O come hither and behold the works of God : how wonderful he is in his doing toward the children of men

5 He turned the sea into dry land : so that they went through the water on foot; there did we rejoyce thereof 6 He ruleth with his power for ever, his eyes behold the people: and such as will not believe, shall not be able to exalt themselves.

7. O praise our God, ye people: and make the voice of his praise to be heard i

8 Who holdeth our Toul in life : and suffereth not ou: feet to llip



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