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Whoso leadeth a godly life: he shall be my servant. 10 There shall no deceitful person dwell in my house : he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my fight..."

11 I shall foon destroy all the urgodly that are in the land : that I may root out all wicked doers from the city of the Lord.

Morning Prayer

Domine, exandi. Pfal. 102.
Ear my prayer, O Lord: and let my crying come un to

to thee. 2 Hide not thy face from mein the time of my troublese he incline thine ears unto me when I call,,O hear me, and Tha that right soon.

3 For my days are consumed away like finoke : and my ha bones are burnt up as it were a fire-brand. 4 My heart is smitten down, and withered like grafs:W so that I forget to eat my bread..

$ For the voice of my groning : my bones will scarcele cleave to my fel.

6 I am become like a pelican in the wilderness: and likes an owl that is in the desert.

Ź I have watched, and am even as it were a sparrow kera that sitteth alone upon the house-top.

8 Mine enemies revile me all the day long and they that are mad upon me, are sworn together against me.

9 For I have eaten aihes as it were bread : and mingled my drink with weeping;

10 And that because of thine indignation and wrath:[ord thou hast taken me up, and cast me down. 11 My days are gone like a shadow: and I am withered

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12 But thou, Lord,fhalt endure for ever : and thy ret le membrance throughout all generations.

13 Thou shalt arise and have mercy upon Sion : for it is time that thou liave mercy upon her, yea, the time

14 And why? thy servants. think upon her ftones: ane

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it pitieth them to see her in the dust.

15 The heathen shall fear thy Name, O Lord : and alt the kings of the earth thy Majesty;

16 When the Lord thall build up Sion and when his glory shall appear; 17 When he turneth him unto the prayer of the poor destitute : and despiseth not their desire.

18 This shall be written for those that come after : and the people which shall be born shall praise the Lord.

19 For he hath looked down from his sanctuary: out of the heaven did the Lord behold the earth :

20 That he might hear the mournings of such as are in captivity:and deliver the children appointed unto death;

21 That they may declare the Name of the Lord in Sion : and his worship at Jerusalem ; 22 Whien the people are gathered together : and the kingdoms also to serve the Lord.

23 He brought down my strength in my journey: and fortned my days. 24 But I said, O my God, take me not away in the midst of mine age: as for thy years, they endure throughout all generations. 25 Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth : and the heavens are the work of thy hands. 25 They shall perish, but thou halt endure : they all Shall wax old as doth a garment,

27 And as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they Thall be changed: but thou art the fame, and thy years fhall not fail.

28 The children of thy servants shall continue : and their seed shall stand falt in thy fight.

Benedic, anima mea. Pfal. 103. PRaise the Lord, O my soul : and all that is within

me praise his holy Name. 2 Praise the Lord, O my soul; and forget not all his benefits;

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3 VVho forgiveth all thy sin: and healeth all thine infir4 Who saveth thy life from destruction : and crowneth thee with mercy and loving kindness;

5V Vho satisfieth thy mouth with good things: making thee young and lusty as an eagle.

6 The Lord executeth righteousness and judgment : for all them that are oppressed with wrong:

7 He shewed his ways. unto Mules : his works unto the children of Israel.

8 The Lord is full of compassion and mercy: long-suffering and of great goodness.

9 He will not alway be chiding: neither keepeth he his anger for ever.

10 He hath not dealt with us after our sins: nor rewarded us according to our wickednesles.

11 For look how: high the heaven is in comparison of the earth : so great is his mercy also toward them that fear him.

12 Look how wide also the east is from the west: so far hath he set our sins from us.

13 Yea, like as a father pitieth his own children : even fo is the Lord merciful unto them that fear hin. · 14 For he knoweth whereof we are inade: he remembreth that we are but duft.

15 The days of man are but as grafs : for he flourisheth as a flower of the field.

16 For as soon as the wind goeth over it,it is gone : and the place thereof shall know it no more.

17 But the merciful goodness of the Lord endureth for ever and ever upon then that fear him: and his righteousness.upon childrenschildren ;

18 Even upon such as keep his covenant:and think upon his commandments to do thent:

19 The Lord hath prepared his feat in heaven : and his kingdom ruleth over all. 200 praise the Lord, ye angels of his, ye that excel in

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strengthaige, that fulfil his commandment, and hearken unto the voice of his words.

210 praise the Lord, all ye his hosts: ye servants of his that do (bis pleasure.

22 O fpeak good of the Lord, all ye works of his, in all places of his dominion: praise thou the Lord, O my soul. is :1979 : 10 Evening Pralyer.

Benediczanima mea. Pfal. 104. Place Raise the Lord,Oʻmy soul:0 Lord my God, thou art

become exceeding gloriousy thou art clothed with ndajesty and honour. 10 2 Thou deckest thy self with light as it were with a garntent and sprcadeft out the heavens like a curtain.

3 Who layeth the beam's of his chambers in the waters; and makeththe clouds his chariot, and walketh upon the wings of the wind. 3.5"

4 He maketh his angels spirits : and his ministers a ilaaming fire.

5. He laid the foundations of the earth : that it never hould move at any time.

6. Thou coveredít it with the deep like as with a garment: the waters stand in the hills.

7 At thy rebuke they fee : at the voice of thy thunder they are afraid.

8 They go up as high as the hills, and down to the valleys beneath: even unto the place which thou hast appointed for them.

: 9 Thou hast fet them their bounds, which they shall not pass: neither turn again to cover the carch.

10 He sendeth the springs into the rivers : which run anong the hills. 1

1 All beaits of the field drink thereof; and the wild afles quench their thirit., 12 Beside them: shall the fowls of the air have their hafpitation : and sing among the branches.

13 He watereth the hills from above : the earth is filled with the fruit of thy works,

14 He bringeth forth grass for the cattel : and green herb for the service of men. 15 That he may bring food out of the earth, and wine hat maketh glad the heart of man: and oył to make nim a cheerful countenance, and bread to strengthen mans heart.

16 The trees of the Lord also are full of sap: even the cedars of Libanus whič:he hath planted.

17 Wherein the birds make their nefts: and the fircrees are a dwelling for the stork. 18 The high hills are a refuge for the wild goats: and o are the stony rocks for the conies. CTG

19 He appointed the moon for certain seasons : and Che sun knoweth his going down. i lotti,

20 Thou makest darkness that it may be night : whereEn all the beasts of the forest do move. 21 The lions roring after their prey : do seek their meat from God.

22 The fun ariseth, and they get them away together: and lay them down in their dens. ti... 9.3.10300

23 Man goeth forth to his work, and to his labour : until the evening.

24 O Lord, how manifold are thy works : in wisdom. hast thou made them all, the earth is full of thy riches.

25 So is the great and wide sea also: wherein are things -creeping innumerable, both small and great beasts.,

26 There go the ships, and there is that Leviathan : whom thou hast made to take his paftime therein.

27 These wait all upon thee :that thou mayest give them meat in due feason.

28 When thou givestit them, they gather it: and when thou openest thy hand, they are filled with good.

29 When thou hidest thy face, they are troubled : when thou takest away their breath, they die, and are turned again to their duft. 30 When thou lettest thy breath go forth, they shall be nade: and thou shalt renew the face of the earth.

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