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7 For this shall every one 7 He gathereth the waters of that is godly make his prayer the sea together, as it were upon unto thee, in a time when thou an heap; and layeth up the deep, mayest be found; but in the as in a treasure-house. great water floods they shall not 8 Let all the earth fear the come nigh him.

Lord: stand in awe of him, all 8 Thou art a place to hide ye that dwell in the world; me in; thou shalt preserve me 9 For he spake, and it was from trouble; thou shalt com. done; he commanded, and it pass me about with songs of stood fast. deliverance.

10 The Lord bringeth the 9 I will inform thee, and teach counselof the heathen to nought, thee in the way wherein thou and maketh the devices of the shalt go; and I will guide thee people to be of none effect, and with mine eye.

casteth out the counsels of 10 Be ye not like to horse princes. and mule, which have no un- 11 The counsel of the Lord derstanding; whose mouths shall endure for ever, and the must be held with bit and bri- thoughts of his heart from gedle, lest they fall upon thee, . neration to generation.

il Great plagues remain for 12 Blessed are the people the ungodly; but whoso putteth whose God is the Lord Jeho. his trust in the Lord, mercy vah; and blessed are the folk embraceth him on every side. that he hath chosen to him, to

12 Be glad, O ye righteous, be his inheritance. and rejoice in the Lord; and 13 The Lord looked down be joyful, all ye that are true of from heaven, and beheld all the heart.

children of men; from the haPsalm xxxii. Exultate, justi. Sidereth all them that dwell on

bitation of his dwelling, he conEJOICE in the Lord, O ye the earth.

righteous; for it becometh 14 He fashioneth all the hearts weil the just to be thankful. of them, and understandeth all

2. Praise the Lord with harp; their works. sing praises unto him with the 15 There is no king that can lute, and instrument of ten be saved by the multitude of an strings.

host; neither is any mighty man 3 Sing unto the Lord a new delivered by much strength. song; sing praises lustily unto 16 A horse is counted but a him with a good courage ;

vain thing to save a man ; nei4 For the word of the Lord ther shall he deliver any man by is true, and all his works are his great strength. faithful.

17 Behold, the eye of the 5 He loveth righteousness Lord is upon them that fear and judgment; the earth is full him, and upon them that put of the goodness of the Lord. their trust in his mercy;

6 By the word of the Lord 18 To deliver their soul from were the heavens made, and all death, and to feed them in the the hosts of them by the breath time of dearth. of his mouth.

19 Our soul hath patiently


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tarried for the Lord; for he is and thy lips, that they speak no our help and our shield. guile.

20 For our heart shall re- 14 Eschew evil, and do good; joice in him; because we have seek peace, and ensue it. hoped in his holy name.

15 The eyes of the Lord are 21 Let thy merciful kind. over the righteous, and his ears ness, O Lord, be upon us, like are open unto their prayers. as we do put our trust in thee. 16 The countenance of the Psalm xxxiv. Benedicam Do- evil, to root out the remem

Lord is against them that do mino.

brance of them from the earth. Will alway give thanks unto

the Lord; his praise shall the Lord heareth them, and deever be in my mouth.

livereth them out of all their 2 My soul shall make her troubles. boast in the Lord; the humble 18 The Lord is nigh unto shall hear thereof, and be glad.

them that are of a contrite heart, 3 O praise the Lord with me, and will save such as be of an and let us magnify his name humble spirit. together.

19 Great are the troubles of 4 I sought the Lord, and he the righteous; but the Lord deheard me; yea, he delivered me livereth him out of all. out of all my fear.

20 He keepeth all his bones, 5 They had an eye unto him, so that not one of them is broand were lightened; and their ken. faces were not ashamed.

21 But misfortune shall slay 6 Lo, the poor crieth, and the ungodly, and they that hate the Lord heareth him; yea, and the righteous shall be desolate. saveth him out of all his trou- 22 The Lord delivereth the bles.

souls of his servants; and all 7 The Angel of the Lord they that put their trust in him tarrieth round about them that shall not be destitute. fear him, and delivereth them. 8 O taste, and see how gra

The seventh Day. cious the Lord is: blessed is

MORNING PRAYER. the man that trusteth in him.

9 O fear the Lord, ye that Psalm xxxv. Judica, Domine. are his saints; for they that fear LEAD thou my cause, O him lack nothing.

Lord, with them that strive 10 The lions do lack, and suf- with me, and fight thou against fer hunger; but they who seek them that fight against me. the Lord shall want no manner 2 Lay hand upon the shield of think that is good.

and buckler, and stand up to 11 Come, ye children, and help me. hearken unto me; I will teach 3 Bring forth the spear, and you the fear of the Lord.

stop the way against them that 12 What man is he that lust- persecute me: say unto my eth to live, and would fain see soul, I am thy salvation. good days?

4 Let them be confounded, 13 Keep thy tongue from evil, and put to shame, that seek after


my soul.

my soul; let them be turned 16 With the flatterers were back, and brought to confusion, busy mockers, who gnashed that imagine mischief for me. upon me with their teeth.

5 Let them be as the dust 17 Lord, how long wilt thou before the wind, and the Angel look upon this? O deliver my of the Lord scattering them. soul from the calamities which

6 Let their way be dark and they bring on me, and my darslippery, and let the Angel of ling from the lions. the Lord persecute them.

18 So will I give thee thanks 7 For they have privily laid in the great congregation; I their net to destroy me without will praise thee among much a cause; yea, even without a people. cause have they made a pit for 19 O let not them that are

mine enemies triumph over me 8 Let a sudden destruction ungodly; neither let them wink come upon him unawares, and their eyes, that hate me without his net that he hath laid privily a cause. catch himself; that he may fall 20 And why? their cominto his own mischief.

muning is not for peace; but 9 And my soul be joyful in they imagine deceitful words the Lord; it shall rejoice in his against them that are quiet in salvation.

the land. 10 All my bones shall say, 21 They gaped upon me with Lord, who is like unto thee, their mouths, and said, Fie on who deliverest the poor from thee, fie on thee, we saw it with him that is too strong for him ; our eyes. yea, the poor, and him that is in 22 This thou hast seen, O misery, from him that spoileth Lord; hold not thy tongue then; him ?

go not far from me, O Lord. 11 False witnesses did rise 23 Awake and stand up to up: they laid to my charge judge my quarrel ; avenge thou things that I knew not.

my cause, my God and my 12 They rewarded me evil Lord. for good, to the great discom- 24. Judge me, O Lord my fort of my soul.

God, according to thy righteous13 Nevertheless, when they ness, and let them not triumph were sick, I put on sackcloth, over me. and humbled my soul with fast- 25 Let them not say in their ing, and my prayer shall turn hearts, There, there, so would into mine own bosom.

we have it ; neither let them 14 I behaved myself as though say, We have devoured him, it had been my friend or my 26 Let them be put to confubrother; I went heavily, as one sion and shame together, that that mourneth for his mother. rejoice at my trouble; let them

15 But in mine adversity they be clothed with rebuke and disrejoiced, and gathered them- honour, that boast themselves selves together, yea, the very against me. abjects came together against 27 Let them be glad and reme unawares, making mouths joice, that favour my righteous at me, and ceased not.

dealing; yea, let them say alway,


Blessed be the Lord, who hath 11 O let not the foot of pride pleasure in the prosperity of come against me; and let not his servant.

the hand of the ungodly cast : 28 And as for my tongue, me down. it shall be talking of thy righ- 12 There are they fallen, all teousness, and of thy praise, all that work wickedness; they the day long.

are cast down, and shall not be

able to stand. Psalm xxxvi. Dixit injustus.

heart showeth me the
wickedness of the ungod-

Psalm xxxvii. Noli æmulari. ly, that there is no fear of God TRET not thyself because before his eyes.

of the ungodly; neither be 2 For he Aattereth himself in thou envious against the evil his own sight, until his abomi. doers. nable sin be found out.

2 For they shall soon be cut 3 The words of his mouth down like the grass, and be are unrighteous and full of de- withered even as the green herb. ceit: he hath left off to behave 3 Put thou thy trust in the himself wisely, and to do good. Lord, and be doing good ; dwell

4 He imagineth mischief up- in the land, and verily thou shalt on his bed, and hath set himself be fed. in no good way; neither doth 4 Delight thou in the Lord, he abhor any thing that is evil. and he shall give thee thy heart's

5 Thy mercy, O Lord, reach- desire. “eth unto the heavens, and thy

5 Commit thy way unto the faithfulness unto the clouds. Lord, and put thy trust in him,

6 Thy righteousness stand- and he shall bring it to pass. eth like the strong mountains : 6 He shall make thy righthy judgments are like the great teousness as clear as the light, deep.

and thy just dealing as the noon7 Thou, Lord, shalt save day. both man and beast: how ex- 7 Hold thee still in the Lord, cellent is thy mercy, O God: and abide patiently upon him: and the children of men shall but grieve not thyself at him put their trust under the sha- whose way doth prosper, against dow of thy wings.

the man that doeth after evil 8 They shall be satisfied with counsels. the plenteousness of thy house; 8 Leave off from wrath, and and thou shalt give them drink let go displeasure: fret not thyof thy pleasures, as out of the self, else shalt thou be moved river.

to do evil. 9 For with thee is the well of 9 Wicked doers shall be life; and in thy light shall we rooted out; and they that pasee light.

tiently abide the Lord, those 10 O ontinue forth thy lov. shall inherit the land. ing kindness unto them that 10 Yet a little while, and the know thee, and thy righteous- ungodly shall be clean gone : ness unto them that are true of thou shalt look after his place, heart.

and he shall be away.


11 But the meek spirited shall not be cast away; for the Lord possess the earth, and shall be upholdeth him with his hand. refreshed in the multitude of 25 I have been young, and peace.

now am old, and yet saw I never 12 The ungodly seeketh coun- the righteous forsaken, nor his sel against the just, and gnash- seed begging their bread. eth upon him with his teeth. 26 The righteous is ever mer.

13 The Lord shall laugh him ciful, and lendeth; and his seed to scorn; for 'he hath seen that is blessed. his day is coming.

27 Flee from evil, and do the 14 The ungodly have drawn thing that is good, and dwell for out the sword, and have bent evermore. their bow, to cast down the poor

28 For the Lord loveth the and needy, and to slay such as thing that is right; he forsaketh are of a right conversation. not his that be godly, but they

15 Their sword shall go are preserved for ever. through their own heart, and 29 The unrighteous shall be their bow shall be broken. punished: as for the seed of

16 A small thing that the the ungodly, it shall be rooted righteous hath, is better than out. great riches of the ungodly; 30 The righteous shall inhe.

17 For the arms of the un- rit the land, and dwell therein godly shall be broken, and the for ever. Lord upholdeth the righteous. 31 The mouth of the righ

18 The Lord knoweth the teous is exercised in wisdom, days of the godly; and their and his tongue will be talking inheritance shall endure for of judgment. ever.

32 The law of his God is in 19. They shall not be con. his heart, and his goings shall founded in the perilous time; not slide. and in the days of dearth they 33 The ungodly seeth the shall have enough.

righteous, and seeketh occasion 20 As for the ungodly, they to slay him. shall perish; and the enemies 34 The Lord will not leave of the Lord shall consume as him in his hand, nor condemn the fat of lambs; yea, even as him when he is judged. the smoke shall they consume 35 Hope thou in the Lord, away.

and keep his way, and he shall 2i The ungodly borroweth, promote thee, that thou shalt and payeth not again; but the possess the land: when the unrighteous is merciful and libe- godly shall perish, thou shalt ral.

see it. 22 Such as are blessed of 36 I myself have seen the God, shall possess the land; ungodly in great power, and and they that are cursed of flourishing like a green bay-tree. him, shall be rooted out.

37 I went by, and lo, he was 23 The Lord ordereth a good gone; I sought him, but his man's going, and maketh his place could no where be found. way acceptable to himself. 38 Keep innocency, and take 24 Though he fall, he shall 'heed unto the thing that is right;

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