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for that shall bring a man peace desire; and my groaning is not at the last.
hid from thee. 39 As for the transgressors,
10 My heart panteth, my they shall perish together; and strength hath failed me, and the the end of the ungodly is, they sight of mine eyes is gone from shall be rooted out at the last.
40 But the salvation of the 11 My lovers and my neighrighteous cometh of the Lord, bours did stand looking upon who is also their strength in the my trouble, and my kinsmen time of trouble.
stood afar oft. 41 And the Lord shall stand 12 They also that sought by them, and save them; he after my life, laid snares for me; shall deliver them from the un- and they that went about to do godly, and shall save them, be- me evil, talked of wickedness, cause they put their trust in him. and imagined deceit all the day
long. The eighth Day.
13 As for me, I was like a MORNING PRAYER.
deaf man, and heard not ; and
as one that is dumb, who doth Psalm xxxvii. Domine, ne in not open his mouth. furore.
14 I became even as a man me not to rebuke, O that heareth not, and in whose Lord, in thine anger; neis mouth are no reproofs. ther chasten me in thy heavy 15 For in thee, O Lord, have displeasure:
I put my trust; thou shalt an2 For thine arrows stick fast swer for me, O Lord, my God. in me, and thy hand presseth 16 I have required that they,
even mine enemies, should not 3 There is no health in my triumph over me; for when my flesh, because of thy displea- foot slipt, they rejoiced greatly sure; neither is there any rest against me. in my bones, by reason of my 17 And I truly am set in the sin :
plague, and my heaviness is 4 For my wickednesses are ever in my sight: gone over my head, and are like 18 For I will confess my a sore burthen, too heavy for wickedness, and be sorry for me to bear.
5 My wounds stink, and are 19 But mine enemies live, corrupt, through ny foolish- and are mighty; and they that
hate me wrongfully are many in 6 I am brought into so great number. trouble and misery, that I go 20 They also that reward mourning all the day long: evil for good are against me;
7 For my loins are filled with because I follow the thing that a sore disease, and there is no good is. whole part in my body.
21 Forsake me not, O Lord, 8 I am feeble and sore smit. my God; be not thou far from ten; I have roared for the very me. disquietness of my heart. 22 Haste thee to help me, O
9 Lord, thou knowest all my Lord, God of my salvation.
Psalm xxxix. Dixi, Custo- 13 Hear my prayer, O Lord, diam.
and with thine ears consider my I
Said, I will take heed to my calling; hold not thy peace at ways,
that I offend not in my my tears: tongue.
14 For I am a stranger with 2 I will keep my mouth as it thee, and a sojourner, as all my were with a bridle, while the fathers were. angodly is in my sight.
15 O spare me a little, that 3 I held my tongue, and spake I may recover my strength, benothing: I kept silence, yea, fore I go hence, and be no even from good words; but it more seen. was pain and grief to me.
Psalm xl. Expectans expectavi. 4 My heart was hot within me: and while I was thus mus. I Waited patiently for the ing the fire kindled, and at the Lord, and he inclined unto last I spake with my tongue: me, and heard my calling.
5 Lord, let me know my end, 2 He brought me also out of and the number of my days, the horrible pit, out of the mire that I may be certified how long and clay, and set my feet upon
the rock, and ordered my go6 Behold, thou hast made ings. my days as it were a span long,
3 And he hath put a new and mine age is even as nothing song in my mouth, even a in respect of thee; and verily thanksgiving unto our God. every man living is altogether 4 Many shall see it, and fear, vanity :
and shall put their trust in the 7 For man walketh in a vain Lord. shadow, and disquieteth himself 5 Blessed is the man that in vain ; he heapeth up riches, hath set his hope in the Lord, and cannot tell who shall gather and turned not unto the proud, them.
and to such as go about with 8 And now, Lord, what is lies. my hope? truly my hope is even 6 O Lord, my God, great in thee.
are the wondrous works which 9 Deliver me from all mine thou hast done; like as be also offences, and make me not a thy thoughts, which are to usrebuke unto the foolish.
ward; and yet there is no man 10 I became dumb, and that ordereth them unto thee. opened not my mouth; for it 7 If I should declare them, was thy doing.
and speak of them, they should 11 Take thy plague away be more than I am able to exfrom me: I am even consum. press. ed by the means of thy heavy 8 Sacrifice and meat-offering hand.
thou wouldest not, but mine 12 When thou with rebukes ears hast thou opened. dost chasten man for sin, thou 9 Burnt-offerings, and sacrimakest his beauty to consume fice for sin hast thou not reaway, like as it were a moth quired: then said I, LO, I fretting a garment: every man come. therefore is but vanity.
10 In the volume of the book
it is written of me, that I should EVENING PRAYER. fulfil thy will, O my God: I
Psalm xli. Beatus qui intelligit. am content to do it; yea, thy law within my .
LESSED is he consi. have
needy teousness in the great congre- the Lord shall deliver him in the gation : lo, I will not refrain my time of trouble. lips, O Lord, and that thou 2 The Lord preserve him, knowest.
and keep him alive, that he 12 I have not hid thy righ- may be blessed upon earth; teousness within my heart; my and deliver not thou him into talk hath been of thy truth, and the will of his enemies. of thy salvation.
3 The Lord comfort him 13 I have not kept back thy when he lieth sick upon his loving mercy and truth from bed; make thou all his bed in the great congregation.
his sickness. 14 Withdraw not thou thy 4 I said, Lord, be merciful mercy from me, O Lord; let unto me; heal my soul, for! thy loving kindness and thy have sinned against thee. truth alway preserve me.
5 Mine enemies speak evil 15 For innumerable troubles of me; When shall he die, and are come about me; my sins his name perish? have taken such hold upon me,
6 And if he come to see that I am not able to look up; me, he speaketh vanity, and his yea, they are more in number heart conceiveth falsehood withthan the hairs of my head, and in himself; and when he com. my heart hath failed me. eth forth, he telleth it.
16 O Lord, let it be thy 7 All mine enemies whis. pleasure to deliver me; make per together against me, even haste, O Lord, to help me. against me do they imagine this
17 Let them be ashamed, and evil. confounded together, that seek 8 Let the sentence of guiltiafter my soul to destroy it; let ness proceed against him, and them be driven backward, and now that he lieth, let him rise put to rebuke, that wish me evil. up no more.
18 Let them be desolate, and 9 Yea, even mine own fami. rewarded with shame, that say liar friend whom I trusted, who unto me, Fie upon thee, fie up. did also eat of my bread, 'hath
laid great wait for me. 19 Let all those that seek 10 But be thou merciful unto thee, be joyful and glad in thee; me, O Lord; raise thou me and let such as love thy salva- up again, and I shall reward tion, say alway, The Lord be them. praised.
11 By this I know thou fa20 As for me, I am poor and vourest me, that mine enemy needy; but the Lord careth for doth not triumph against me. me.
12 And when I am in my 21 Thou art my helper and health, thou upholdest me, and redeemer; make no long tarry. shalt set me before thy face for ing, O my God.
LIKE as the heart desirengthe day unto me, Where is now
4 Now when I think there. GIVE sentence with me, o
13 Blessed be the Lord God asunder as with a sword, while of Israel, world without end. mine enemies that trouble me Amen.
cast me in the teeth; Psalm xlii. Quemadmodum. 13 Namely, while they say
, so thy God? my soul after thee, O God. 14 Why art thou so vexed,
2 My soul is athirst for God, O my soul ? and why art thou yea, even for the living God: so disquieted within me? When shall I come to appear 15 O put thy trust in God; before the presence of God? for I will get thank him, which
3 My tears have been my is the help of my countenance, meat day and night, while they and my God. daily say unto me, Where is Psalm xliii. Judica me, Deus.
. now thy God?
God, and defend my cause upon, I pour out my heart by against the ungodly people; O myself ; for I went with the deliver me from the deceitful multitude, and brought them and wicked man; forth into the house of God; 2 For thou art the God of
5 In the voice of praise and my strength : why hast thou thanksgiving, among such as put me from thee? and why go keep holy-day.
I so heavily, while the enemy 6 Why art thou so full of oppresseth me? heaviness, O my soul? and 3 O send out thy light and why art thou so disquieted thy truth, that they may lead within me?
me, and bring me unto thy holy 7 Put thy trust in God; for hill, and to thy dwelling. I will yet give him thanks for 4 And that I may go unto the help of his countenance. the altar of God, even unto the
8 My God, my soul is vexed God of my joy and gladness; within me; therefore will I re- and upon the harp will I give member thee concerning the thanks unto thee, O God, my land of Jordan, and the little God. hill of Hermon.
5 Why art thou so heavy, O 9 One deep calleth another, my soul and why art thou so
? because of the noise of the wa- disquieted within me? ter-pipes; all thy waves and 6 Oput thy trust in God; storms are gone over me.
for I will yet give him thanks, 10 The Lord hath granted which is the help of my counhis loving-kindness in the day- tenance, and my God.
. time, and in the night-season did I sing of him, and made my
The ninth Day. prayer unto the God of my life.
MORNING PRAYER. 11 I will say unto the God of my strength, Why hast thou
Psalm xliv. Deus, auribus. ? go I
with our heavily, while the enemy op
ears, O God, our presseth me?
have told us what thou hast 12 My bones are smitten done in their time of old.
forgotten mite Why, so I thus Wabave heard o wi father's
2 How thou hast driven out and that the people shake their the heathen with thy hand, and heads at us. planted them in; how thou hast 16 My confusion is daily be. destroyed the nations and cast fore me, and the shame of my them out.
face hath covered me; 3 For they gat not the land in 17 For the voice of the slantheir possession through their derer and blasphemer, for the own sword, neither was it their enemy and avenger. own arm that helped them; 18 And though all this be
4 But thy right hand, and come upon us, yet do we not thine arm, and the light of forget thee, nor behave ourthy countenance; because thou selves frowardly in thy cove. hadst a favour unto them. nant.
5 Thou art my King, O God; 19 Our heart is not turned send help unto Jacob.
back, neither our steps gone 6 Through thee will we over out of thy way; throw our enemies, and in thy 20 No, not when thou hast name will we tread them under smitten us into the place of drathat rise up against us.
gons, and covered us with the 7 For I will not trust in my shadow of death. bow; it is not my sword that 21 If we have forgotten the shall help me.
name of our God, and holden 8 But it is thou that savest up our hands to any strange us from our enemies, and put. god, shall not God search it test them to confusion that hate out? for he knoweth the
secrets of the heart. 9 We make our boast of God 22 For thy sake also are we all day long, and will praise thy killed all the day long, and are name for ever.
counted as sheep appointed to 10 But now thou art far off, be slain. and puttest us to confusion; 23 Up, Lord, why sleepest and goest not forth with our thou ? awake, and be not absent armies.
from us for ever. 11 Thou makest us to turn 24 Wherefore hidest thou our backs upon our enemies, so thy face, and forgettest our mithat they which hate us spoil sery and trouble? our goods.
25 For our soul is brought 12 Thou lettest us be eaten low, even unto the dust; our up like sheep, and hast scatter- belly cleaveth unto the ground. ed us among the heathen. 26 Arise, and help us, and
13 Thou sellest thy people deliver us, for thy mercies sake. for nought, and takest no money Psalm xlv. Eructavit cor meum. for them. 14 Thou makest us to be re
good matter; I speak of laughed to scorn, and had'in de- the things which I have made rision of them that are round unto the King. about us.
2 My tongue is the pen of a 15 Thou makest us to be a ready writer. by-word among the heathen, • 3 Thou art fairer than the
buked of our neighbours
, he me My heart is inditing of a