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Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth no sin, and in whose spirit there is no guile. Put me not to rebuke, O Lord, in thine anger; neither chasten me in thy heavy displeasure: For thine arrows stick fast in me, and thine hand presseth me SOre. My wickednesses are gone over my head, and are like a sore burden, too heavy for me to bear. I will confess my wickedness, and be sorry for my sin. Haste thee to help me, O Lord God of my salvation. Out of the deep have I called unto thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice. Let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplicationS. If thou, Lord, shouldest be extreme to mark what is done amiss, O Lord, who shall stand? But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest befeared.


From Psalms xxii. lxix. xl. M. God, my God, look upon me; why hast thou forsaken me? and art so far from my health, and from the words of my complaint? But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel. I am a worm, and no man; a o of men, and despised of the people. All they that see me laugh me to scorn; they shootout the lip, they shake the head, say

"à e trusted in God, that he

would deliver him; let him deliver him, if he will have him. The counsel of the wicked layeth siege, against me; they pierced my hands and my feet. They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my Vesture. 3. be not thou far from me, O Lord: O my strength, haste thee to help me. Thy rebuke hath broken my heart; I am full of heaviness; I looked for some to have pity on me, but there was no man, neither found I any to comfort Ine. They gave me gall to eat; and when I was thirsty, they gave me vinegar to drink. Sacrifice and meat-offering thou wouldest not; but mine ears hast thou opened. Burnt-offerings and sacrifice for sin hast thou not required: Then said I, Lo, I come; In the volume of the book it is written of me, that I should fulfil thy will, Ö my God: i am content to do it; yea, thy law is within my heart.


From Psalms xxiv. xlvii.

Lo. up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, e everlasting doors, and the ing of glory shall come in. Who is the King of glory? the Lord strong and mighty; even the Lord mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be yelift up, ye everlasting doors, and the King of glory shall come in. Wii. is the King of glory? even the Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory.

O calp your hands together,

all ye people; shout unto God *}} the voice of triumph. For the Lord most high is terrible; he is a great King over all the earth. God is gone up with a shout; the Lord with the sound of a trumpet. Sing praises to God, sing §. sing praises unto our Sing, sing praises. od reigneth over the heathen: God, sitteth upon the throne of his holiness. The princes of the people are gathered together, even the people of the God of Abraham; for the shields of the earth belong unto God: Heisgreatly exalted.

WHITSUNDAY. From Psalms i. lxviii.

Will declare the decree; the Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee. Desire of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the utmost parts of the earth for thy possession. Be wise now, therefore, O ye kings; be instructed, ye judges of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his

name Jah, and rejoice before

him. Thou, O God, sentest a gracious rain upon thine inheritance, and refreshedst it when it was weary. The Lord gave the word; great was the company of those that published it. ough ye have lain among the pots, yet shall ye be as the wings of a dove, covered with silver, and her feathers with yel. low gold. Thou hast ascended on high; thou hast led captivity captive; thou hastreceived giftsfor men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the Lord God might dwell among them. Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation. Sing unto God, ye kingdoms of the earth: O sing praises unto the Lord; To him that rideth upon the heaven of heavens, which wer of old : Lo, he doth send out his voice, and that a mighty VOICC, Ascribe the strength unto God; his excellency is over Israel, and his strength is in the clouds. O God, thou art terrible out of thy holy places; the God of Israel is he that giveth strength and power_unto his people: Blessed be God.

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Psalm i. Beatus vir, qui non abiit. LESSED is the man that hath not walked in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stood in the way of sinners, and hath #. sat in the seat of the scornUll . 2. But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in his law will he exercise himself day and night. 3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the water-side, that will bring forth his fruit in due SeaSOI! 4 His leaf also shall not wither; and look, whatsoever he doeth, it shall prosper. 5 As for the ungodly, it is not so with them; but they are like the chaff, which the wind scattereth away from the face of the

6 Therefore the ungodly shall not be able to stand in the judgment; neither the sinners in the congregation of the righteous. 7 But the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous; and the way of the ungodly shall perish. Psalm ii. 6]uare fremuerunt gentes ? HY do the heathen so furiously rage together? and .. do the people imagine a vain thing?

2 The kings of the earthstantl up, and the rulers take counsel together against the Lord, and against his Anointed: 3 Let us break their bonds asunder, and cast away their cords from us. 4. He that dwelleth in heaven shall laugh them to scorn; the Lord shall have them in derision. 5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. 6 Yet have I set my King upon my holy hill of Sion.

7 I will preach the law, whereof the Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my Son, this

day have I begotten thee. 8 Desire of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the utmost parts of the earth for thy possesSIOIl. 9 Thou shalt bruise them with a rod of iron, and break them in pieces like a potter's vessel. 10 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings; be learned, ye that are judges of the earth. 11 Serve the Lord in fear, and rejoice unto him with reVerence. 12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and soye perish from the right way: if his wrath be kindled, yeabut a little, blessed are i. they that put their trust in In.

Psalm iii. Domine, quid multiplicati & Lo: how are they increased that trouble me? many are they that rise against me. 2 Many one there be that say of my soul, There is no help for him in his God. 3 But thou, O Lord, art my defender; thou art my worship, and the lifter up of my head. 4 I did call upon the Lord with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. 5 I laid me down and slept, and rose up again; for the Lord sustained me. 6 I will not be afraid for ten thousands of the people, that have set themselves against me round about. 7 Up, Lord, and help me, O my God; for thou smitest all mine enemies upon the cheek-bone: thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly. 8 Salvation belongeth unto the Lord; and thy blessing is upon thy people. salm iv. Cum invocarem. EAR me, when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast set me at liberty, when I was in trouble; have

mercy upon me, and hearken

unto my prayer.

2 O ye sons of men, how long will ye blaspheme mine honour, and have such pleasure in vanity, and seek after falsehood? , 3 Know this also, that the Flord hath chosen to himself the man that is godly: when I call upon the Lord he will hear ine. $

4 Stand in awe, and sin not; eommune with your own heart, .# in your chamber, and be Still.

5 Offer the sacrifice of righteousness, and put your trust in the Lord. 6. There be many that say, Who will show us any good 3 7. Lord, lift thou-up the light of thy countenance upon us. 8 Thou hast put gladness in my heart, since the time that their corn, and wine, and oil increased. 9 I will lay me down in peace, and take my rest; for it is thou Lord only that makest me dwell in safety. Psalm v. Verba mea auriózs. ONDER my words, O Lord, consider my meditation. 2 O hearken thou unto the voice of my calling, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I make my prayer. 3 My voice shalt thou hear betimes, O Lord; early in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up. 4 For thou art the God that hast no pleasure in wickedness; neither shall any evil dwell with thee. 5 Such as be foolish shall not stand in thy sight; for thou hatestall them that work vanity. 6 Thou shalt destroy them that speak lies: The Lord will abhor both the blood-thirsty and deceitful man. 7 But as for me, I will come into thine house, even upon the multitude of thy mercy, and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple. 8 Lead me, O Lord, in thy righteousness, because of mine enemies; make thy way plain before my face. 9 For there is no faithfulness in his mouth; their inward parts are very wickedness.

10 Their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.

11 Destroy thou them, O God; let them perish through their own imaginations; cast them out in the multitude of their ungodliness; for they have rebelled against thee.

12 And let all them that put their trust in thee rejoice: they shall ever be giving of thanks, because thou defendest them; they that love thy name shall be joyful in thee:

13 For thou, Lord, wilt give thy blessing unto the righteous, and with thy favourable kindness wilt thou defend him, as with a shield.


Psalm vi. Domine, ne in furore.

Lord, rebuke me not in thine indignation, neither chasten me in thy displeasure. 2 Have mercy upon me, O Lord, for I am weak: O Lord, lol me, for my bones are vexCol. 3 My soul also is sore troubled: but, Lord, how long wilt thou punish me? 4 Turn thee, O Lord, and deliver my soul; O save me, for thy mercies' sake: 5 #. in death no man remembereth thee; and who will give thee thanks in the pit? 6 I am weary of my groaning: every night wash I my bed, and water my couch with my tears. 7 My beauty is gone for very trouble, and worn away because of all mine enemies. 8, Away from me, all ye that work vanity; for the Lord hath heard the voice of my weeping.

9 The Lord hath heard my petition; the Lord will receive my prayer.

10 All mine enemies shall be confounded, and sore vexed; they shall be turned back, and put to shame suddenly.

Psalm vii. Domine, Deus meus.

O Lord, my God, in thee have I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me; 2 Lest he devour my soul like a lion, and tear it in pieces, while there is none to help. 3 O Lord my God, if } have done any such thing; or if there be any wickednessin my hands; 4. #} have rewarded evil unto him that dealt friendly with me; yea, I have delivered him that without any cause is mine

*: 5 Then let mine enemy persecute my soul, and take me; yea, let him tread my life down upon the earth, and lay mine honour in the dust. 6 Stand up, O Lord, in thy wrath, and lift up thyself, because of the indignation of mine enemies; arise up for me in the judgment that thou hast commanded: 7 And so shall the congregation of the people come about thee: for their sakes therefore lift up thyself again. 8 F. Lord shall judge the people: give sentence with me, O Lord, according to my righteousness, and according to the innocency that is in me. 9 Olet the wickedness of the ungodly come to an end; but guide thou the just. 10 For the righteous God trieth the very hearts and reins. 11 My help cometh of God,

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