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9 Lord, thou knowest all my 2 I will keep my mouth as it desire; and my groaning is not were with a bridle, while the unhid from thee. godly is in my sight.

10 My heart panteth, my 3 I held my tongue, and spake strength hath failed me, and the nothing: I kept siience, yea, sight of mine eyes is gone from me. even from good words; but it 11 My lovers and my neigh-was pain and grief to me. bours did stand looking upon my 4 My heart was hot within me: trouble, and my kinsmen stood and while I was thus musing the afar off. fire kindled, and at the last I

12 They also that sought after spake with my tongue : my life, laid snares for me; and 5 Lord, let me know my end, they that went about to do me and the number of my days, that evil, talked of wickedness, and may be certified how long I imagined deceit all the day long. have to live.

13 As for me, I was like a deaf 6 Behold, thou hast made my man, and heard not; and as one days as it were a span long, and that is dumb, who doth not open his mouth.

14 I became even as a man that heareth not, and in whose mouth are no reproofs.

nine age is even as nothing in respect of thee; and verily every man living is altogether vanity:

7 For man walketh in a vain shadow, and disquieteth himself 15 For in thee, O Lord, have in vain; he neapeth up riches, I put my trust; thou shalt answer and cannot tell who shall gather for me, O Lord, my God.


16 I have required that they,| 8 And now, Lord, what is my even mine enemies, should not hope? truly my hope is even in triumph over me; for when my thee. foot slipt, they rejoiced greatly against me.

9 Deliver me from all mine offences, and make me not a re

17 And I truly am set in the buke unto the foolish. plague, and my heaviness is ever in my sight:

10 I became dumb, and open

ed not my mouth; for it was thy

18 For I will confess my wick-doing, edness, and be sorry for my sin. 11 Take thy plague away from 19 But mine enemies live, and me: I am even consumed by the are mighty; and they that hate me means of thy heavy hand. wrongfully are many in number. 12 When thou with rebukes 20 They also that reward evil dost chasten man for sin, thou for good are against me; because I follow the thing that good is. 21 Forsake me not, O Lord, my God; be not thou far from me. 22 Haste thee to help me, O Lord, God of my salvation.

Psalm 39. Diri, Custodiam. Said, I will take heed to my ways, that I offend not in my tongue

makest his beauty to consume away, like as it were a moth fretting a garment: every man there fore is but vanity.

13 Hear my prayer, O Lord, Jand with thine ears consider my calling; hold not thy peace at my tears:

14 For I am a stranger with

thee, and a sojourner, as all my 12 I have not hid thy righte fathers were. ousness within my heart; my 15 O spare me a little. that I talk hath been of thy truth, and may recover my strength, before of thy salvation.

I go hence, and be ne more 13 I have not kept back thy loving mercy and truth from the great congregation.


Psalm 40. Expectans expectavi.

Waited patiently for the Lord,

14 Withdraw not thou thy

and he inclined unto me, and mercy from me, O Lord; let thy heard my calling. loving-kindness and thy truth 2 He brought ine also out of the alway preserve me. horrible pit, out of the mire and 15 For innumerable troubles clay, and set my feet upon the are come about me; my sins rock, and ordered my goings. have taken such hold upon me 3 Aud he hath put a new song that I am not able to look up in my mouth, even a thanksgiv-yea, they are more in number ing unto our God. than the hairs of my head, and 4 Many shall see it, and fear, my heart hath failed me. and shall put their trust in the 16 O Lord, let it be thy pleasure to deliver me; make haste. 5 Blessed is the man that hath O Lord, to help me. set his hope in the Lord, and 17 Let them be ashamed, and turned not unto the proud, and confounded together, that seek to such as go about with lies. after my soul to destroy it; let



6 O Lord, my God, great are them be driven backward, and the wondrous works which thou put to rebuke, that wish me hast done; like as be also thy evil.

thoughts, which are to us-ward;} 18 Let them be desolate, and and yet there is no man that or-rewarded with shame, that say dereth them unto thee. unto me, Fie upon thee, fie upon thee..

7 If I should declare them, and speak of them, they should be more than I am able to express. 8 Sacrifice and meat-offering thou wouldest not, but mine ears hast thou opened.

19 Let all those that seek thee, be joyful and glad in thee; and let such as love thy salvation, say alway, The Lord be praised.

20 As.for me, I am poor and

9 Burnt-offerings and sacrifice needy but the Lord careth for for sin hast thou not required :me. then said I, Lo, I come.

21 Thou art my helper and re10 In the volume of the book deemer; make no long tarrying, it is written of me, that I should O my God

fulfil thy will, O my God: I am content to do it; yea, thy law is within my heart.

11 I have declared thy righte-|


EVENING PRAYER. Psalm 41. Beatus qui intelligit.

LESSED is he that consider eth the poor and needy; the

ousness in the great congregation: Lord shall deliver him in the time lo, I will not refrain my lips, Of of trouble. Lord and that thou knowest.

4 The Lord preserve hi, and

keep him alive, that he may be blessed upon earth.; and deliver not thou him into the will of his enemies.

3 My tears have been my meat day and night, while they daily say unto me, Where is now thy God?

4 Now when I think thereupon, I pour out my heart by myself; for I went with the mui titude, and brought them forth

3 The Lord comfort him when he lieth sick upon his bed; make thou all his bed in his sickness. 4 I said, Lord, be merciful unto into the house of God; me; heal my soul, for I have 5 In the voice of praise and sinned against thee. thanksgiving, among such as keep

5 Mine enemies speak evil of holy-day. me; When shall he die, and his name perish?

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6 Why art thou so full of heaviness, O my soul? and why art thou so disquieted within me?

7 Put thy trust in God; for I will yet give him thanks for the help of his countenance.

6 And if he come to see me, he speaketh vanity, and his heart conceiveth falsehood within himself; and when he cometh forth, he telleth it. 8 My God, my soul is vexed 7 All mine enemies whisper within me; therefore will I retogether against me, even against member thee concerning the land me do they imagine this evil. of Jordan, and the little hill of 8 Let the sentence of guilti-Hermon.

ness proceed against him, and 9 One deep calleth another, now that he lieth, let him rise up because of the noise of the waterpipes; all thy waves and storms

no more.

9 Yea, even mine own familiar are gone over me. friend whom I trusted, who did 10 The Lord hath granted his also eat of my bread, hath laid loving-kindness in the day-time, great wait for me. and in the night-season did I sing 10 But be thou merciful unto of him, and made my prayer unme, O Lord; raise thou me up to the God of my life. again, and I shall reward them. 11 I will say unto the God of 11 By this I know thou favour-my strength, Why hast thou for est me, that mine enemy doth gotten me? Why go I thus heanot triumph against me. vily, while the enemy oppress.

12 And when I am in my eth me? health, thou upholdest me, and 12 My bones are smitten asunshall set me before thy face for der as with a sword, while mine enemies that trouble me cast me


13 Blessed be the Lord God of in the teeth; Israel, world without end. Amen.

Psalm 42. Quemadmodum.

LIKE as the hart desireth the water-brooks, so longeth my soul after thee, O God.

2 My soul is athirst for God, yea, even for the living God:I

13 Namely, while they say daily unto me,Where is now thy God?

14 Why art thou so vexed, O my soul? and why art thou so disquieted within me?

15 O put thy trust in God; for will yet thank him, which is the When shall I come to appear be help of my countenance, and my

fore the presence of God?


Psalm 43. Judica me, Deus.

1 6 Through thee will we over. GIVE sentence with me, O God, throw our enemies, and in thy and defend my cause against name will we tread them under the ungodly people; O deliver me that rise up against us. from the deceitful and wicked 7 For I will not trust in my man; bow; it is not my sword that shall 2 For thou art the God of my help me. strength: why hast thou put me & But it is thou that savest us from thee? and why go I so from our enemies, and puttest heavily, while the enemy oppress-them to confusion that hate us. eth me? 9 We make our boast of God all

3 O send out thy light and thy day long, and will praise thy truth, that they may lead me, and name for ever.

bring me unto thy holy hill, and 10 But now thou art far off, and to thy dwelling. puttest us to confusion; and goest 4 And that I may go unto the not forth with our armies. altar of God, even unto the God 11 Thou makest us to turn our of my joy and gladness; and backs upon our enemies, so that the hard will give thanks they which hate us spoil our goods. unto thee, O God, my God. 12 Thou lettest us be eaten up 5 Why art thou so heavy, like sheep, and hast scattered us my soul? and why art thou so dis-among the heathen. quieted within me?


13 Thou sellest thy people for 60 put thy trust in God; for nought, and takest no money for I will yet give him thanks, which them. is the help of my countenance, and my God.

The ninth Day.

Psalm 44. Deus, auribus.,

WE have heard with our ears,

14 Thou makest us to be re buked of our neighbours, to be laughed to scorn, and had in derision of them that are round about us.

15 Thou makest us to be a byO God, our fathers have told word among the heathen, and that us what thou hast done in their the people shake their heads at us. time of old. 16 My confusion is daily before

2 How thou hast driven out the me, and the shame of my face heathen with thy hand, and plant-hath covered me;

ed them in; how thou hast destroy- 17 For the voice of the sian. ed the nations and cast them out. derer and blasphemer, for the 3 For they gat not the land in enemy and avenger.

possession through their own 18 And though all this be como sword, neither was it their own upon us, yet do we not forget arm that helped them; thee, nor behave ourselves-fro

4 But thy right hand, and thine wardly in thy covenant. arm, and the light of thy counte- 19 Our heart is not turned back, nance; because thou hadst a fa-neither our steps gone out of thy vour unto them.

5 Thou art my King, O God; send helu unto Jacob.


20 No, not when thou hast Ismitten us into the place of dra.

gons, and covered us with the for ever; the sceptre of thy king shadow of death. dom is a right sceptre.

21 If we have forgotten the 8 Thou hast loved righteousname of our God, and holden up ness, and hated iniquity; where our hands to any strange god, fore God, even thy God, hath shall not God search it out? for anointed thee with the oil of gladhe knoweth the very secrets of ness above thy fellows.

the heart.


9 All thy garments smell of 22 For thy sake also are we kill- myrrh, aloes, and cassia; out of ed all the day long, and are the ivory palaces, whereby they counted as sheep appointed to be have made thee glad. 10 Kings' daughters were among 23 Up, Lord, why sleepest thy honourable women; upon thy thou? awake, and be not absent right hand did stand the queen from us for ever. in a vesture of gold, wrought about with divers colours.

24 Wherefore hidest thou thy face, and forgettest our misery and trouble?

11 Hearken, O daughter, and consider, incline thine ear; for25 For our soul is brought low, get also thine own people, and even unto the dust; our belly thy father's house. cleaveth unto the ground.

26 Arise, and help us, and liver us, for thy mercies' sake Psalm 45. Eructavit cor meum.

12 So shall the King have pleade-sure in thy beauty; for he is thy Lord God, and worship thou him.

MY Y heart is inditing of a good 13 And the daughter of Tre matter; I speak of the things shall be there with a gift; like as which I have made unto the the rich also among the people King. shall make their supplication be

2 My tongue is the pen of a fore thee. ready writer.

14 The King's daughter is all 3 Thou art fairer than the chil-glorious within; her clothing is aren of men; full of grace are thy of wrought gold.

lips, because God hath blessed 15 She shall be brought unto thee for ever. the King in raiment of needle

and renown.

4 Gird thee with thy sword work; the virgins that be her felupon thy thigh, O thou most lows shall bear her company, and mighty, according to thy worship shall be brought unto thee. 16 With joy and gladness shall 5 Good luck have thou with they be brought, and shall enter thine honour: ride on, because of into the King's palace. the word of truth, of meekness and 17 Instead of thy fathers thou righteousness, and thy right hand shalt have children, whom thou shall teach thee terrible things. mayest make princes in all lands. 6 Thy arrows are very sharp, 18 I will remember thy name and the people shall be subdued from one generation to another, unto thee, even in the midst therefore shall the people give among the King's enemies. thanks unto thee world without 7 Thy sea God endureth end.

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