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me.

my voice.

Blessed is the man unto would deliver him ; let him de whom the Lord imputeth no liver him, if he will have him. sin, and in whose spirit there is The counsel of the wicked no guile.

layeth siege against me; they Put me not to rebuke, O pierced my hands and my feet. Lord, in thine anger; neither They part my garments chasten me in thy heavy dis- among them, and cast lots upon pleasure:

my vesture. For thine arrows stick fast in But be not thou far from me, me, and thine hand presseth me O Lord : O my strength, haste sore.

thee to help me. My wickednesses are gone Thy rebuke hath broken my over my head, and are like a heart; I am full of heaviness; sore burden, too heavy for me I looked for some to have pity to bear.

on me, but there was no man, I will confess my wickedness, neither found I any to comfort and be sorry for my sin.

Haste thee to help me, o They gave me gall to eat; Lord God of my salvation. and when I was thirsty, they

Out of the deep have I called gave me vinegar to drink. unto thee, O Lord; Lord, hear Sacrifice and meat-offering

thou wouldest not; but mine Let thine ears be attentive ears hast thou opened. to the voice of my supplica Burnt-offerings and sacrifice tions.

for sin hast thou not required : If thou, Lord, shouldest be Then said I, Lo, I come; extreme to mark what is done In the volume of the book it amiss, O Lord, who shall stand? is written of me, that I should

But there is forgiveness with fulfil thy will, O my God: I thee, that thou mayest be feared. am content to do it; yea, thy

law is within my heart.
GOOD FRIDAY.
From Psalms xxii. lxix. xl.

ASCENSION-DAY.
Y God, my God, look up-

From Psalms xxiv. xlvii. on me; why hast thou for IFT up your heads, O ye saken me? and art so far from gates, and be ye lift up, my health, and from the words ye everlasting doors, and the of my complaint ?

King of glory shall come in. But thou art holy, O thou Who is the King of glory? that inhabitest the praises of the Lord strong and mighty; Israel.

even the Lord mighty in battle. I am a worm, and no man; Lift up your heads, O ye a reproach of men, and despised gates; and be ye lift up, ye everof the people.

lasting doors, and the King of All they that see me laugh glory shall come in. me to scorn; they shoot out the Who is the King of glory? lip, they shake the head, say- even the Lord of hosts, he is ing,

the King of glory. He trusted in God, that he O calp your hands together,

MY

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all ye people; shout unto God name Jah, and rejoice before with the voice of triumph. him.

For the Lord most high is ter Thou, O God, sentest a grarible; he is a great King over cious rain upon thine inheritall the earth.

ance, and refreshedst it when it God is gone up with a shout; was weary. the Lord with the sound of a The Lord gave the word ; trumpet.

great was the company of those Sing praises to God, sing that published it. praises; sing praises unto our Though ye have lain among King, sing praises.

the pots, yet shall ye be as the God reigneth over the hea- wings of a dove, covered with then: God sitteth upon the silver, and her feathers with yelthrone of his holiness.

low gold. The princes of the people are

Thou hast ascended on high; gathered together, even the peo- thou hast led captivity captive; ple of the God of Abraham; for thou hast received gifts for men; the shields of the earth belong yea, for the rebellious also, that unto God: He is greatly exalted. the Lord God might dwell

among them.

Blessed be the Lord, who WHITSUNDAY. daily loadeth us with benefits From Psalms ïi. Ixviii.

even the God of our salvation.

Sing unto God, ye kingdoms Will declare the decree; the of the earth: O sing praises unto

Lord hath said unto me, the Lord; Thou art my Son, this day have To him that rideth upon the I begotten thee.

heaven of heavens, which were Desire of me, and I shall give of old : Lo, he doth send out thee the heathen for thine inhe. his voice, and that a mighty ritance, and the utmost parts of voice. the earth for thy possession.

Ascribe the strength unto Be wise now, therefore, Oye God; his excellency is over Iskings; be instructed, ye judges rael, and his strength is in the of the earth.

clouds. Serve the Lord with fear, and O God, thou art terrible out rejoice with trembling.

of thy holy places; the God of Sing unto God, sing praises Israel is he that giveth strength to his

name: extol him that rid- and power unto his people : eth upon the heavens by his Blessed be God.

OR

PSALMS OF

OF DAVID.

BLESS

season :

The first Day.

2 The kings of the earth stand MORNING PRAYER.

up, and the rulers take counsel

together against the Lord, and Psalm i. Beatus vir, qui non against his Anointed: abiit.

3 Let us break their bonds LESSED is the man that asunder, and cast away their

hath not walked in the coun- cords from us. sel of the ungodly, nor stood 4 He that dwelleth in heaven in the way of sinners, and hath shall laugh them to scorn; the, not sat in the seat of the scorn- Lord shall have them in deri. ful:

sion. 2 But his delight is in the law 5 Then shall he speak unto of the Lord, and in his law will them in his wrath, and yex them he exercise himself day and in his sore displeasure. night.

6 Yet have I set my King 3 And he shall be like a tree upon my holy hill of Sion. planted by the water-side, that 7 I will preach the law, will bring forth his fruit in due whereof the Lord hath said un

to me, Thou art my Son, this 4 His leaf also shall not wi- day have I begotten thee. ther; and look, whatsoever he 8 Desire of me, and I shall doeth, it shall prosper.

give thee the heathen for thine 5 As for the ungodly, it is not inheritance, and the utmost so with them; but they are like parts of the earth for thy possesthe chaff, which the wind scat- sion. tereth away from the face of the 9 Thou shalt bruise them earth.

with a rod of iron, and break 6 Therefore the ungodly shall them in pieces like a potter's not be able to stand in the judg- vessel. ment; neither the sinners in the 10 Be wise now therefore, congregation of the righteous. O ye kings; be learned, ye that

7 But the Lord knoweth the are judges of the earth. way of the righteous; and the 11 Serve the Lord in fear, way of the ungodly shall perish. and rejoice unto him with re

verence. Psalm ü. Quare fremuerunt

12 Kiss the Son, lest he be

angry, and so ye perish from the HY

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. riously rage together? dled, yea but a little, blessed are and why do the people imagine all they that put their trust in a vain thing?

him.

gentes?

WHY

the

PONDER my words

,

Psalm iii. Domine, quid mul 5 Offer the sacrifice of rightiplicati

teousness, and put your trust in ORD, how are they increas. the Lord. ed that trouble me? many

6 There be many that say, are they that rise against me.

Who will show us any good ? 2 Many one there be that say 7 Lord, lift thou-up the light of my soul,. There is no help of thy countenance upon us. for him in his God.

8 Thou hast put gladness in 3 But thou, O Lord, art my my heart, since the time that defender; thou art my worship, their corn, and wine, and oil and the lifter up of my head.

increased. 4 I did call upon the Lord 9 I will lay me down in peace, with my voice, and he heard me and take my rest ; for it is thou out of his holy hill.

Lord only that makest me dwell 5 I laid me down and slept, in safety. and rose up again; for the Lord Psalm v. Verba mea auribus. sustained me.

6 I will not be afraid for ten Lord, consider my meditathousands of the people, that tion. have set themselves against me 2 O hearken thou unto the round about.

voice of my calling, my King, 7 Up, Lord, and help me, and my God: for unto thee will O my God; for thou smitest I make my prayer. all mine enemies upon the 3 My voice shalt thou hear cheek-bone : thou hast broken betimes, O Lord; early in the the teeth of the ungodly.

morning will I direct my prayer 8. Salvation belongeth unto unto thee, and will look up. the Lord; and thy blessing is 4 For thou art the God that upon thy people.

hast no pleasure in wickedness; Psalm iv. Cum invocarem. neither shall any evil dwell with

I O

: 5 Such as be foolish shall thou hast set me at liberty, not stand in thy sight; for thou when I was in trouble; have hatest all them that work vanity, mercy upon me, and hearken 6 Thou shalt destroy them unto my prayer.

that speak lies: The Lord will 2 0 ye sons of men, how abhor both the blood-thirsty and long will ye blaspheme mine

spheme mine deceitful man. honour, and have such plea 7 But as for me, I will come sure in vanity, and seek after into thine house, even upon the falsehood ?

multitude of thy mercy, and in 3 Know this also, that the thy fear will I worship toward Lord hath chosen to himself thy holy temple. the man that is godly: when I 8 Lead me, O Lord, in thy call upon the Lord he will hear righteousness, because of mine

enemies; make thy way plain 4 Stand in awe, and sin not; before my face. commune with your own heart, 9 For there is no faithfulness and in your chamber, and be in his mouth; their inward parts still.

are very wickedness.

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10 Their throat is an open

9 The Lord hath heard my sepulchre; they flatter with petition; the Lord will receive their tongue.

my prayer. 11 Destroy thou them, O 10 All mine enemies shall be God; let them perish through confounded, and sore vexed; their own imaginations ; cast they shall be turned back, and them out in the multitude of put to shame suddenly. their ungodliness; for they have Psalm vii. Domine, Deus meus: rebelled against thee.

1,2 And let all them that put O Lord, my God, in thee their shall ever be giving of thanks, me from all them that persecute because thou defendest them; me, and deliver me; they that love thy name shall be 2 Lest he devour my soul joyful in thee:

like a lion, and tear it in pieces, 13 For thou, Lord, wilt give while there is none to help. thy blessing unto the righteous, 3 O Lord my God, if I have and with thy favourable kind- done any such thing; or if there ness wilt thou defend him, as be any wickedness in my hands; with a shield.

4 If I have rewarded evil un

to him that dealt friendly with EVENING PRAYER.

me; yea, I have delivered him Psalm vi. Domine, ne in furore. that without any cause is mine

enemy;

5 Then let mine enemy perO Lord, rebuke me not in

thine indignation, neither secute my soul, and take me; chasten me in thy displeasure. yea, let him tread my life down

2 Have mercy upon me, O upon the earth, and lay mine Lord, for I am weak: O Lord, honour in the dust. heal me, for my

bones are vex 6 Stand up, O Lord, in thy ed.

wrath, and lift up thyself, be3 My soul also is sore trou- cause of the indignation of mine bled: but, Lord, how long wilt enemies; arise up for me in the thou punishme?

judgment that thou hast com4 Turn thee, O Lord, and manded: deliver my soul; O save me,

7 And so shall the congregafor thy mercies' sake:

tion of the people come about 5 For in death no man re. thee: for their sakes therefore membereth thee; and who will lift up thyself again. give thee thanks in the pit? 8 The Lord shall judge the

6 I am weary of my groan- people: give sentence with me, ing: every night wash I my bed, O Lord, according to my righand water my couch with my teousness, and according to the tears.

innocency that is in me. 7 My beauty is gone for very 9 O let the wickedness of the trouble, and worn away because ungodly come to an end; but of all mine enemies.

guide thou the just. 8 Away from me, all ye that 10. For the righteous God work vanity; for the Lord hath trieth the very hearts and reins. heard the voice of my weeping. Il My help cometh of God,

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