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that would understand, and eye hath seen his desire upon seek after God.

mine enemies. 4 But they are all gone out

Psalm lv. Exaudi, Deus. of the way, they are altogether

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and not one.

my petition. 5 Are not they without un 2 Take heed unto me, and derstanding that work wicked-hear me, how I mourn in my ness, eating up my people as if prayer, and am vexed. they would eat bread? they 3 The enemy crieth so, and have not called upon God. the ungodly cometh on so fast;

6 They were afraid, where for they are minded to do me no fear was; for God hath bro- some mischief, so maliciously ken the bones of him that be- are they set against me. sieged thee; thou hast put them 4 My heart is disquieted to confusion, because God hath within me, and the fear of death despised them.

is fallen upon me. 7 Oh that the salvation were 5 Fearfulness and trembling given unto Israel out of Sion! are come upon me, and an hor. Oh that the Lord would deliver rible dread hath overwhelmed his people out of captivity!

8 Then should Jacob rejoice, 6 And I said, O that I had and Israel should be right glad. wings like a dove; for then

would I flee away, and be at Psalm liv. Deus, in Nomine. rest.

7 Lo, then would I get me AVE me, O God, for thy away far off, and remain in the

name's sake, and avenge me wilderness. in thy strength.

8 I would make haste to es2 Hear my prayer, O God, cape, because of the stormy and hearken unto the words of wind and tempest. my mouth:

9 Destroy their tongues,

O 3 For strangers are risen up Lord, and divide them; for I against me; and tyrants, which have spied unrighteousness and have not God before their eyes, strife in the city. seek after my soul.

10 Day and night they go 4 Behold, God is my helper; about within the walls thereof; the Lord is with them that up mischief also and sorrow are in hold my soul.

the midst of it. 5 He shall reward evil unto 11 Wickedness is therein; mine enemies: destroy thou deceit and guile go not out of them in thy truth.

their streets. 6 An offering of a free heart 12 For it is not an open enewill I give thee, and praise thy my that hath done me this disname, O Lord; because it is so honour; for then I could have comfortable.

borne it: 7 For he hath delivered me 13 Neither was it mine ad. out of all my trouble; and mine versary that did magnify him

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self against me; for then per The eleventh Day.
adventure I would have hid my.
self from him :

MORNING PRAYER. 14 But it was even thou, my Psalm lvi. Miserere mei, Deus. companion, my guide, and mine own familiar friend.

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together, and walked in the vour me; he is daily fighting house of God as friends. and troubling me.

16 Let death come hastily 2 Mine enemies are daily in upon them, and let them go hand to swallow me up; for down quick into hell; for wick- they be many that fight against edness is in their dwellings, and me, O thou most Highest.

3 Nevertheless, though I am 17 As for me, I will call upon sometimes afraid, yet put I my God, and the Lord shall save trust in thee. me.

4 I will praise God because 18 In the evening, and morn- of his word: I have put my ing, and at noon day, will I pray, trust in God, and will not fear and that instantly; and he shall what flesh can do unto me. hear my voice.

5 They daily mistake my 19 It is he that hath delivered words; all that they imagine is my soul in peace, from the bat. to do me evil. tle that was against me; for 6 They hold all together, there were many with me. and keep themselves close, and

20 Yea, even God that en- mark my steps, when they lay dureth for ever, shall hear me, wait for my soul. and bring them down; for they 7 Shall they escape for their will not turn, nor fear God. wickedness? thou, O God, in

21 He laid his hands upon thy displeasure, shalt cast them such as be at peace with him, down. and he brake his covenant. 8 Thou tellest my wander

22 The words of his mouth ings : put my tears into thy botwere softer than butter, having tle: are not these things noted war in his heart; his words in thy book? were smoother than oil, and yet 9 Whensoever I call upon be they very swords.

thee, then shall mine enemies be 23 O cast thy burthen upon put to flight: this I know; for the Lord, and he shall nourish God is on my side. thee, and shall not suffer the 10 In God's word will I rerighteous to fall for ever. joice ; in the Lord's word will

24 And as for them, thou, I comfort me. O God, shalt bring them into 11 Yea, in God have I put the pit of destruction.

my trust; I will not be afraid 25 The blood-thirsty and de- what man can do unto me. ceitful men shall not live out 12 Unto thee, O God, will I half their days: nevertheless, pay my vows; unto thee will I my trust shall be in thee, o give thanks. Lord.

13 For thou hast delivered

among lions.

my soul from death, and my 12 Set up thyself, O God, feet from falling, that I may above the heavens, and thy walk before God in the light of glory above all the earth. the living.

Psalm lviii. Si vere utique. Psalm lvii. Miserere mei, Deus. E merciful unto me, O God, ARE your minds set uport

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ye conmy soul trusteth in thee; and thing that is right, Oye sons of under the shadow of thy wings men? shall be my refuge, until this 2 Yea, ye imagine mischief tyranny be overpast.

in your heart upon the earth, 2 I will call unto the most and your hands deal with wick high God, even unto the God edness. that shall perform the cause 3 The ungodly are froward, which I have in hand.

even from their

their mother's 3 He shall send from heaven, womb; as soon as they are and save me from the reproof born, they go astray, and speak of him that would eat me up.

lies. 4 God shall send forth his 4 They are as venomous as mercy and truth: my soul is the poison of a serpent, even

like the deaf adder, that stop5 And I lie even among the peth her ears; children of men, that are set on

5 Which refuseth to hear fire, whose teeth are spears and the voice of the charmer, charm arrows, and their tongue a sharp he never so wisely. sword.

6 Break their teeth, O God, 6 Set up thyself, O God, in their mouths; smite the jaw above the heavens, and thy bones of the lions, O Lord: let glory above all the earth. them fall away like water that

7 They have laid a net for runneth apace, and when they my feet, and pressed down my shoot their arrows, let them be soul; they have digged a pit rooted out. before me, and are fallen into 7 Let them consume away the midst of it themselves. like a snail, and be like the un.

8 My heart is fixed, O God, timely fruit of a woman; and my heart is fixed; I will sing, let them not see the sun. and give praise.

8 Or ever your pots be made 9. Awake up, my glory; hot with thorns, so let indigna. awake, lute and harp: I my- tion vex him, even as a thing self will awake right early.

that is raw. 10 I will give thanks unto 9 The righteous shall rejoice, thee, O Lord, among the peo- when he seeth the vengeance; ple, and I will sing unto thee he shall wash his footsteps in among the nations.

the blood of the ungodly. 11 For the greatness of thy 10 So that a man shall say, mercy reacheth unto the hea. Verily, there is a reward for the vens, and thy truth unto the righteous; doubtless there is a clouds.

God that judgeth the earth.

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EVENING PRAYER. 13 Consume them in thy Psalm lix. Eripe me de inimicis. wrath; consume them, that

ELIVER me from mine they may perish, and know that

enemies, O God; defend it is God that ruleth in Jacob, me from them that rise up and unto the ends of the world against me.

14 And in the evening they 2 0 deliver me from the will return, grin like a dog, and wicked doers, and save me will go about the city. from the blood-thirsty men. 15 They will run here and

3 For lo, they lie waiting for there for meat, and grudge if my soul; the mighty men are they be not satisfied. gathered against me, without 16 As for me, I will sing of any offence or fault of me, Othy power, and will praise thy Lord.

mercy betimes in the morning; 4 They run and prepare for thou hast been my defence themselves without my fault; and refuge in the day of my arise thou therefore to help me, trouble. and behold.

17 Unto thee, O my strength, 5 Stand up, O Lord God of will I sing; for thou, O God, hosts, thou God of Israel, to art my refuge, and my merci visit all the heathen, and be not ful God. merciful unto them that offend Psalm lx. Deus, repulisti nos. of malicious wickedness. 6 They go to and fro in the

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God, thou hast cast us out, evening, they grin like a dog, and scattered us abroad; and run about through the city. thou hast also been displeasedá

7 Behold, they speak with O turn thee unto us again. their mouth, and swords are in 2 Thou hast moved the land, their lips; for who doth hear? and divided it: heal the sores

8 But thou, O Lord, shalt thereof, for it shaketh. have them in derision, and thou 3 Thou hast showed thy peoshalt laugh all the heathen to ple heavy things; thou hast

given us a drink of deadly wine. 9 My strength will I ascribe 4 Thou hast given a token unto thee; for thou art the God for such as fear thee, that they of my refuge.

may triumph because of the 10 God showeth me his good. truth. ness plenteously: and God shall 5 Therefore were thy belov. let me see my desire upon mine ed delivered: help me with thy enemies.

right hand, and hear me. 11 Slay them not, lest my 6 God hath spoken in his hopeople forget it; but scatter liness, I will rejoice and divide them abroad among the people, Sichem, and mete out the valand put them down, O Lord, ley of Succoth. our defence.

7 Gilead is mine, and Ma. 12 For the sin of their mouth, nasses is mine; Ephraim also and for the words of their lips, is the strength of my head; Ju. they shall be taken in their dah is my law-giver; pride: and why ? their preach 8 Moab is my wash-pot; ing is of cursing and lies. over Edom will I cast out my

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shoe; Philistia, be thou glad of 2 He verily is my strength me.

and my salvation; he is my de. 9 Who will lead me into the fence, so that I shall not greatly strong city? who will bring me fall. into Edom?

3 How long will ye imagine 10 Hast not thou cast us out, mischief against every man? o God? wilt not thou, O God, ye shall be slain all the sort of go out with our hosts?

you; yea, as a tottering wall 11 O be thou our help in shall ye be, and like a broken trouble; for vain is the help of hedge. man.

4 Their device is only how 12 Through God will we do to put him out whom God will great acts; for it is he that shall exalt; their delight is in lies; tread down our enemies. they give good words with their Psalm lxi. Exaudi, Deus. mouth, but curse with their

heart. (EAR my crying, O God,

5 Nevertheless, my soul wait give ear unto my prayer. 2 From the ends of the earth thou still upon God; for my

hope is in him. will I call upon thee, when my heart is in heaviness.

Ô He truly is my strength, 30 set me up upon the rock and my salvation; he is my de that is higher than I; for thou fence, so that I shall not fall. hast been my hope, and a strong

7 In God is my health and tower for me against the enemy. and in God is my trust.

glory, the rock of my might; 4 I will dwell in thy tabernacle for ever, and my trust shall

8 O put your trust in him be under the covering of thy alway, ye people; pour out wings.

your hearts before him; for 5 For thou, O Lord, hast God is our hope. heard my desires, and hast given

9 As for the children of men, an heritage unto those that fear they are but vanity; the chil

dren of men are deceitful upon thy name.

6 Thou shalt grant the King the weights; they are altogether a long life, that his years may en

lighter than vanity itself. dure throughout all generations.

10 O trust not in wrong and 7 He shall dwell before God robbery; give not yourselves for ever: O prepare thy loving unto vanity: if riches increase, mercy and faithfulness, that set not your heart upon them.

11 God spake once, and they may preserve him.

8 So will I always sing praise twice I have also heard the unto thy name, that I may daily same, that power belongeth

unto God; perform my vows.

12 And that thou, Lord, art

merciful; for thou rewardest The twelfth Day.

every man according to his MORNING PRAYER.

work. Psalm lxii. Nonne Deo? My soul truly waiteth still Psalm lxiii. Deus, Deus meus.

upon God; for of him O God, thou art my God; cometh my salvation.

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