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ll I am the Lord thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I shall fill it. 12 But my people would not hearmy voice; and Israel would not obey me: 13 So I gave them up unto their own hearts' lusts, and let them follow their own imaginations. 14 O that my people would have hearkened unto me; for if Israel had walked in my ways, 15 I should soon have put down their enemies, and turned my hand against their adversaTICS. 16. The haters of the Lord should have been found liars; but their time should have endured for ever. 17 He should have fed them also with the finest wheat-flour; and with honey out of the stony §: should I have satisfied ee.

EVENING PRAYER.

Psalm lxxxii. Deus stetit.

OD standeth in the congregation of princes; he is a Judge among gods. 2 How long will ye give wrong judgment, and accept the persons of the ungodly? 3 Defend the poor and fatherless; see that such as are in need and necessity have right. 4 Deliver the out-cast and poor; save them from the hand of the ungodly. 5 They will not be learned, nor understand, but walk on still in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of COurSC. 6 I have said, Ye are gods, and ye are the children of the most Highest;

7 But Y. shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes. 8 Arise, O God, and judge thou the earth; for thou shalt take all heathen to thine inheritance. Psalm lyxxiii. Deus, quis similis 2 Ho not thy tongue, O God, keep not still silence: refrain not thyself, O God; 2 Forlo, thine enemies make a murmuring; and they that hate thee have lift up their head. 3 They have imagined craftily against thy people, and taken counsel against thy secret ones. 4 They have said, Come, and let us root them out, that they be no more a people, and that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance. 5 For they have cast their heads together with one consent, and are confederate against

€e ; 6 The tabernacles of the Edomites, and the Ishmaelites; the Moabites, and Hagarenes; 7 Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines, with them that dwell at Tyre. 8 Assur also is joined with them, and have holpen the children of Lot. 9 But do thou to them as unto the Midianites; unto Sisera, and unto Jabin at the brook of Kison; 10 Who perished at Endor, and became as the dung of the earth. ll Make them and their princes like Oreb and Zeb; yeo, make all their princes like as Zeba and Salmana; 12 Who say, Let us take to ourselves the houses of God in possession.

13 O my God, make them like unto a wheel, and as the stubble before the wind.

14 Like as the fire that burneth up the wood, and as the flame that consumeth the mountains.

15 Persecute them even so with thy tempest, and make them afraid with thy storm.

16 Make their faces ashamed, O Lord, that they may seek thy name.

17 Let them be confounded and vexed ever more and more; let them be put to shame, and perish.

18 And they shall know that thou, whose name is Jehovah, art only the Most Highest over all the earth.

Psalm lxxxiv. Quam dilecta o

O How amiable are thy dwellings, thou Lord of hosts? 2 My soul hath a desire and longing to enter into the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh rejoice in the living God. 3 Yea, the sparrow hath found her an house, and the swallow a nest, where she may lay her young; even thy altars, O Lord § hosts, my King and my

4 Blessed are they that dwell in thy house; they will be alway praising thee.

5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are thy ways.

6 Who, going through the vale of misery, use it for a well; and the pools are filled with Water.

7 They will go from strength to strength, and unto the God of gods appeareth every one of om in Sion,

8 O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer; hearken, O God of Jacob: 9 Behold, O God, our defender, and look upon the face of thine Anointed. 10 For one day in thy courts is better than a thousand. 11 I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of ungodliness. 12 For the Lord God is a light and defence; the Lord will give grace and worship; and no good thing shall he with#. from them that live a godly IIC. 13 O Lord God of hosts, blessed is the man that putteth his trust in thee.

"Psalm lxxxv. Benedicisti, Domine.

Lo thou art become gracious unto thy land; thou hast turned away the captivity of Jacob. 2 Thou hast forgiven the of. fence of thy people, and covered all their sins. 3 Thou hast taken away all thy displeasure, and turned thyself from thy wrathful indignation. 4 Turn us then, O God our Saviour, and let thine anger cease from us. 5 Wilt thou be displeased at us forever? and wilt thoustretch out thy wrath from one generation to another? 6 Wilt thou not turn again, and quicken us, that thy people may rejoice in thee? 7 Show us thy mercy, O Lord, and grant us thy salvation. 8 I will hearken what the Lord God will say concerning

me; for he shall speak peace untohis people, and to his saints, that they turn not again. 9 For his salvation is nigh them that fear him; that glory may dwell in our land. 10 Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other. 11 Truth shall flourish out of the earth, and righteousness hath looked down from heaven. 12 Yea, the Lord shall show loving kindness, and our land shall give her increase. 13 Righteousness shall go before him, and he shall direct his going in the way.

The seventeenth Day. MORNING PRAYER. Psalm lxxxvi. Inclina, Domine.

OW down thine ear, O Lord, and hear me; for I am poor, and in misery. 2 Preserve thou my soul; for I am holy: my God, save thy servant that putteth his trust in thee. 3 Be merciful unto me, O Lord; for I will call daily upon thee. 4 Comfort the soul of thy servant; for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. 5 For thou, Lord, art good and gracious, and of great mercy unto all them that call upon thee. 6 Give ear, Lord, unto my prayer, and ponder the voice of my humble desires. 7 In the time of my trouble I will call upon thee; for thou hearest me. 8 Among the gods there is none like unto thee, O Lord; there is not one that can do as thou doest.

9 All nations, whom thou hast made, shall come and worship thee, O Lord; and shall glorify thy name. 10 For thou art great, and doest wondrous things: thou art God alone. 11 Teach me thy way, O Lord, and I will walk in thy truth: O knit my heart unto thee, that I may fear thy name. 12 I will thank thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart; and will praise thy name for eVermore. 13 For great is thy mercy toward me; and thou hast delivered my soul from the nethermost hell. 14 O God, the proud are risen against me; and the congregations of naughty men have sought after my soul, and have not set thee before their eyes. 15 But thou, O Lord God, art full of compassion and mercy, long-suffering, plenteous in goodness and truth. 16 O turn thee then unto me, and have mercy upon me; give thy strength unto thy servant, and help the son of thine handmaid. 19 Show some token upon me for good; that they who hate me may see it, and be ashamed, because thou, Lord, hast holpen me, and comforted Inê.

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and Babylon, with them that know me. 4 Behold ye the Philistines also, and they of Tyre, with the Morians; lo there was he born. 5 And of Sion it shall be reported, that he was born in her; and the Most High shall stablish her. ^ 6. The Lord shall rehearse it, when he writeth up the people, that he was born there. 7 The singers also and trumpeters shall he rehearse: All #. fresh springs shall be in €6.

Psalm lxxxviii. Domine, Deus.

Lord, God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before thee: O let my prayer enter into thy presence; incline thine ear unto my callIng; 2 For my soul is full of trouble, and my life draweth nigh unto hell. 3 I am counted as one of them that go down into the pit, and I have been even as a man that hath no strength. 4 Free among the dead, like unto them that are wounded, and lie in the grave, who are out of remembrance, and are cut away from thy hand. . 5 Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, in a place of darkness, and in the deep. 6 Thine indignation lieth hard upon me, and thou hast vexed me with all thy storms. 7 Thou hast put away mine acquaintance far from me, and made me to be abhorred of them. 8 I am so fast in prison that I cannot get forth. 9 My sight faileth for very trouble; Lord, I have called

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daily upon thee, I have stretched forth my hands unto thee. 10 Dost thou show wonders among the dead? or shall the dead rise up again and praise

€e 11 Shall thy loving-kindness be showed in the grave? or thy faithfulness in destruction? 12 Shall thy wondrous works be known in the dark? and thy righteousness in the land where all things are forgotten? 13 Unto thee have I cried, O Lord; and early shall my prayer come before thee. 14 Lord, why abhorrest thou my soul, and hidest thou thy face from me? 15 I am in misery, and like unto him that is at the point to die; even from my youth up, thy terrors have I suffered with a troubled mind. 16 Thy wrathful displeasure goeth over me, and the fear of thee hath undone me. 17. They came round about me daily like water, and compassed me together on every side. 18 My lovers and friends hast thou put away from me, and hid mine acquaintance out of my sight.

- EVENING PRAYER.

Psalm lxxxix. Miserieordias Domini. M. song shall be alway of the loving-kindness of the Lord; with my mouth will I ever be showing thy truth, from one generation to another. 2 For I have said, Mercy shall be set up for ever, thy truth shalt thou stablish in the eaVenS. \3 I have made a covenant

with my chosen ; I have sworn unto David my servant. 4 Thy seed will I stablish for ever; and set up thy throne from one generation to another. 5 O Lord, the very heavens shall praise thy wondrous works; and thy truth in the congregation of the saints. 6 For who is he among the clouds, that shall be compared unto the Lord? 7 And what is he among the gods, that shall be like unto the Lord? 8 God is very greatly to be feared in the council of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are round about him. 9 O Lord God of hosts, who is like unto thee? thy truth, most mighty Lord, is on every side. 10 Thou rulest the raging of the sea; thou stillest the waves thereof when they arise. 11 Thou hast subdued Egypt, and destroyed it; thou hast scattered thine enemies abroad with thy mighty arm. 12 The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine; thou hast laid the foundation of the round world, and all that there. In IS. 13 Thou hast made the north and the south; Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in thy name. 14 Thou hast a mighty arm; strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand. 15 Righteousness and equity are the habitation of thy seat; mercy and truth shall go before thy face. 16 Blessed is the people, O Lord, that can rejoice in thee; they shall walk in the light of thy countenance.

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