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All thy works praise thee, O and done this evil in thy eight, Lord; and thy saints give thanks that thou mightest be justified in thy saying, and clear when thou They show the glory of thy art judged. kingdom, and talk of thy power Behold, I was shapen in wick. That thy power, thy glory, and edness, and in sin hath my mother mightiness of thy kingdom, might conceived me.
be known unto men.
But lo, thou requirest truth in the inward parts, and shalt make
Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion en- me to understand wisdom secretly. dureth throughout all ages. Thou shalt purge me with hys.
The Lord upholdeth all such as sop, and I shall be clean; thou fall, and lifteth up all those who shalt wash me, and I shall be are down. whiter than snow.
The eyes of all wait upon thee, Thou shalt make me hear of O Lord, and thou givest them joy and gladness, that the bones their meat in due season. which thou hast broken may rejoice.
Thou openest thine hand, and fillest all things living with plente
The Lord is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.
The Lord is nigh unto all them! that call upon him; yea, all such as call upon him faithfully.
He will fulfil the desire of those who fear him; he also will bear their cry, and will help them.
The Lord preserveth all those who love him; but scattereth abroad all the ungodly.
Turn thy face from my sins, and put out all my misdeeds.
Make me a clean heart, O God, and renew aright spirit within me.
Cast me not away from thy presence, and take not thy Holy Spirit from me.
O give me the comfort of thy help again, and stablish me with thy free Spirit.
Then shall I teach tuy ways unto the wicked, and sinners shall be converted unto thee.
My mouth shall speak the praise Deliver me from blood-guilti. of the Lord: and let all flesh giveness, O God, thou that art the God thanks unto his holy name for of my health; and my tongue ever and ever. shall sing of thy righteousness. Thou shalt open my lips, Lord, and my mouth shall show
From Psalm 51. Miserere mei, Deus. thy praise.
For thou desirest no sacrifice, after thy great goodness; ac-else would I give it thee; but thou cording to the multitude of thy delightest not in burnt-offerings. mercies, do away mine offences. The sacrifice of God is a trouWash me thoroughly from my bled spirit: a broken and contrite wickedness, and cleanse :ne from heart,O God, shalt thou nct despise my si!: Fron Psalma 42. Quemadmodum IKE as the hart desireth her water-brooks, so longeth my
For I acknowledge my faults,
My soul is athirst for God, yea, Put thou thy trust in the Lord. even for the living God: When and be doing good; dwell in the shall I come to appear before the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. presence of God? Delight thou in the Lord, and he shall give thee thy heart's desire.
My tears have been my meat day and night; while they daily say unto me, Where is now thy God?
Committhy way unto the Lord, and put thy trust in him, and he shall bring it to pass.
Now when I think thereupon, Ipour out my heart by myself; He shall make thy righteousfor I went with the multitude, ness as clear as the light; and thy and brought them forth into the just dealing as the noon-day. house of God, Hold thee still in the Lord, and In the voice of praise and thanks- abide patiently upon him; but giving, among such as keep holy-grieve not thyself at him whose day. way doth prosper, against the man Why art thou so full of heavi- that doeth after evil counsels. ness, O my soul? and why art thou so disquieted within me?
Leave off from wrath, and let go displeasure; fret not thyself, else shalt thou be moved to do evil.
Put thy trust in God; for I will yet give him thanks for the help! Wicked doers shall be rooted of his countenance. out; and they that patiently abide The Lord hath granted his lov- the Lord, those shall inherit the ing-kindness in the day-time; and land. in the night-season did I sing of him, and made my prayer unto the God of my life.
I will say unto the God of my strength, why hast thou forgotten me? why go I thus heavily, while the enemy oppresseth me?
Namely, while they say daily unto me, where is now thy God? Why art thou so vexed, O my soul? and why art thou so disquieted within me?
O put thy trust in God; for I will yet thank him, who is the help of my countenance and my God.
Yet a little while, and the ungodly shall be clean gone; thou shalt look after his place, and he shall be away.
But the meek-spirited shall pos sess the earth, and shall be refreshed in the multitude of peace
The ungodly seeketh counsel against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth.
The Lord shall laugh him to scorn; for he hath seen that his day is coming
The ungodly have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as are of right conversation.
Their sword shall go througb en-their own heart, and their bow shall be broken.
FRET not thyself because of the
A small thing that the righte ous hath, is better than great Triches of the ungodly;
For the arms of the ungodly exercised in wisdom, and his shall be broken, and the Lord tongue will be talking of judgment. upholdeth the righteous. The law of his God is in his
The Lord knoweth the days of heart, and his goings shall not the godly; and their inheritance slide.
shall endure for ever.
The ungodly seeth the righte They shall not be confounded ous, and seeketh occasion to slay in the perilous time; and in the him.
days of dearth they shall have The Lord will not leave him in enough. his hand, nor condemn him when
As for the ungodly, they shall he is judged. perish, and the enemies of the Hope thou in the Lord, an Lord shall consume as the fat of keep his way, and he shall prolambs; yea, even as the smoke mote thee, that thou shalt possess shall they consume away. the land: when the ungodly shall perish, thou shalt see it.
The ungodly borroweth, and payeth not again; but the righte- I myself have seen the ungodly ous is merciful and liberal. in great power, and flourishing like a green bay-tree.
Such as are blessed of God, shall possess the land; and they that are cursed of him, shall be rooted out.
The Lord ordereth a good man's going, and maketh his ways acceptable to himself.
Though he fall, he shall not be cast away; for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand.
I went by, and lo, he was gone: sought him, but his place could no where be found.
Keep innocency, and take heed unto the thing that is right; for that shall bring a man peace at the last.
As for the transgressors, they shall perish together: and the end I have been young, and now of the ungodly is, they shall be am old, and yet saw I never the rooted out at the last. righteous forsaken, nor his seed But the salvation of the rightebegging their bread. ous cometh of the Lord, who is The righteous is ever merci- also their strength in the time of ful, and lendeth; and his seed is trouble.
And the Lord shall stand by Flee from evil, and do the thing them, and save them; he shall that is good, and dwell for ever-deliver them from the ungodly, and shall save them, because they
For the Lord loveth the thing put their trust in him. that is right; he forsaketh not his that be godly, but they are preserved for ever.
Psalm 1. Beatus vir, qui non abiit.
BLESSED is the man that hath
not walked in the counsel of
The unrighteous shall be punished; as for the seed of the un- the ungodly, nor stood in the way godly, it shall be rooted out. of sinners, and hath not sat in the The righteous shall inherit the seat of the scornful:
land, and dwell therein for ever. But his delight is in the law of The mouth of the righteous is the Lord; and in his law will be
exercise himself day and night. I will say unto the Lord, Thou And be shall be like a tree art my hope, and my strong hold; planted by the water-side, that my God, in him will I trust. will bring forth his fruit in due
For he shall deliver thee from the snare of the hunter, and from
His leaf also shall not wither; the noisome pestilence. and look, whatsoever he doeth, it
He shall defend thee under his wings, and thou shalt be safe unAs for the ungodly, it is not so der his feathers; his faithfulness with them, but they are like the and truth shall be thy shield and chaff which the wind scattereth buckler. away from the face of the earth. Therefore the ungodly shall not be able to stand in the judgment, neither the sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
But the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous; and the way of the ungodly shall perish.
Psalm 15. Domine, quis habitabit? LORD, who shall dwell in thy
tabernacle? or who shall rest
upon thy holy hill?
Thou shalt not be afraid of any terror by night, nor for the ar row that flieth by day;
For the pestilence that walketh in darkness, nor for the sickness that destroyeth in the noon-day.
A thousand shall fall beside thee, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee
Yea, with thine eyes shalt thou bebold, and see the reward of the
Even he that leadeth an un-ungodly. corrupt life, and doeth the thing which is right, and speaketh the truth from his heart:
For thou, Lord, art my hope; thou hast set thine house of defence very high.
He that hath used no deceit in There shall no evil happen unto his tongue, nor done evil to his thee, neither shall any plague neighbour, and hath not slander-come nigh thy dwelling.
ed his neighbour:
He that setteth not by himself, but is lowly in his own eyes, and maketh much of them that fear the Lord:
For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
They shall bear thee in their hands; that thou hurt not thy He that sweareth unto his neigh-foot against a stone.
bour, and disappointeth him not, Thou shalt go upon the lion and though it were to his own hin-adder; the young lion and the dradrance: gon shalt thou tread under thy feet Because he hath set his love
He that hath not given his money upon usury, nor taken re-upon me, therefore will I deliver ward against the innocent: Whoso doeth these things, shall never fall.
Psalm 91. Qui habitat.
WHOSO dwelleth under the defence of the Most High, shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
him; I will set him up, because he hath known my name.
He shall call upon me, and I will hear him; yea, I am with
him in trouble; I will deliver him, and bring him to honour. With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation.
BLESSED is he whose unrigh
whose sin is covered.
doth wait for him; in his word is my trust
My soul fleeth unto the Lord
before the morning watch; I say, before the morning watch.
with the Lord there is mercy, O Israel, trust in the Lord; for the Lord imputeth no sin, and in and with him is plenteous rewhose spirit there is no guile. demption.
I will acknowledge my sin unto And he shall redeem Israel thee; and mine unrighteousness from all his sins.
have I not hid.
I said, I will confess my sins unto the Lord; and so thou forgavest the wickedness of my sin.
Psalm 121. Levavi oculos meos.
Will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my
For this shall every one that is My help cometh even from the godly make his prayer unto thee, Lord, who hath made heaven in a time, when thou mayest beland earth.
found; but in the great water He will not suffer thy foot to floods they shall not come nigh be moved, and he that keepeth thee will not sleep.
Thou art a place to hide me in; Behold, he that keepeth Israel thou shalt preserve me from trou-shall neither slumber nor sleep. ble; thou shalt compass me about The Lord himself is thy keepwith songs of deliverance. er; the Lord is thy defence upon thy right hand:
I will inform thee, and teach thee in the way wherein thou So that the sun shall not burn shalt go; and I will guide thee thee by day; neither the moon with mine eye. Great plagues remain for the The Lord shall preserve thee ungodly; but whoso putteth his from all evil; yea, it is even he trust in the Lord, mercy em-that shall keep thy soul. The Lord shall preserve thy Be glad, ye righteous, and going out and thy coming in, from rejoice in the Lord; and be joy-this time forth for evermore. ful, all ye that are true of heart.
braceth him on every side.
Psalm 130. De profundis.
OUT of the deep have I called unto thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.
O let thine ears consider well the voice of my complaint.
THE Lord is my shepherd;
therefore can I lack nothing. He shall feed me in a green pasture, and lead me forth beside the waters of comfort.
He shall convert my soul, and Obring me forth in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
If thou, Lord, wilt be extreme to mark what is done amiss, Lord, who may abide it?
For there is mercy with thee; therefore shalt thou be feared.
I look for the Lord; my soul
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with