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Psalm 46. Deus no er refugium.

3 He shall subdue the people GOD is our hope and strength, under us, and the nations under a very present belp in trouble. our feet.

2 Therefore will we not fear, 4 He shall choose out an herithough the earth be moved, and tage for us, even the worship of though the hills be carried into Jacob, whom he loved.

the midst of the sea.

5 God is gone up with a merry 3 Though the waters thereof noise, and the Lord with the rage and swell, and though the sound of the trump.

of the same.

mountains shake at the tempest 6 O sing praises, sing praises unto our God; O sing praises 4 The rivers of the flood thereof sing praises unto our King. shall make glad the city of God; 7 For God is the King of all the holy place of the tabernacle the earth: sing ye praises with of the most Highest. understanding.

5 God is in the midst of her, 8 God reigneth over the hea therefore shall she not be remov- then; God sitteth upon his holy ed; God shall help her, and that right early.

6 The heathen make much ado, and the kingdoms are moved; but God hath showed his voice, and the earth shall melt away.


9 The princes of the people are joined unto the people of the God of Abraham; for God, which is very high exalted, doth defend

the earth as it were with a shield. Psalm 48. Magnus Dominus.

7 The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. GREAT is the Lord, and highly SO come hither, and behoid to be praised in the city of the works of the Lord, what de-our God, even upon his holy hill. struction he hath brought upon 2 The hill of Sion is a fair place, and the joy of the whole earth; 9 He maketh wars to cease in upon the north side lieth the city all the world; he breaketh the of the great King: God is well bow, and krappeth the spear in known in her palaces as a sure sunder, and burneth the chariots refuge.

the earth.

in the fire.

10 Be still then, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, and I will be exalted

in the earth.

11 The Lord of hosts is with us;) the God of Jacob is our refuge.

EVENING PRAYER. Psalm 47. Omnes gentes, plaudite. Clap your hands together, all ye people: O sing unto God with the voice of melody.

2 For the Lord is high, and to be feared; he is the great King apa ull the earth

3 For lo, the kings of the earth are gathered, and gone by together.

4 They marvelled to see such things; they were astonished, and suddenly cast down.

5 Fear came there upon them, and sorrow, as upon a womar. in her travail.

6 Thou shalt break the ships of the sea through the east wind.

7 Like as we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the Lord of hosts, in the city of our God; God upholdeth the same for ever.

8 We wait for thy loving-kind-falso die and perish together, as ness, O God, in the midst of thy well as the ignorant and foolish, temple. and leave their riches for other.

9 O God, according to thy name, so is thy praise unto the world's end; thy right hand is full of righteousness.

11 And yet they think that their houses shall continue for ever, and that their dwelling places shall endure from one generation

10 Let the monat Sion rejoice, to another; and call the lands and the daughter of Judah be after their own names.

glad, because of thy judgments. 12 Nevertheless, man will not 11 Walk about Sion, and go abide in honour, seeing he may round about her; and tell the be compared unto the beasts that towers thereof. perish; this is the way of them. 13 This is their foolishness, and their posterity praise their saying. 14 They lie in the hell like sheep; death gnaweth upon them,

12 Mark well her bulwarks, set up her houses, that ye may tell them that come after.

16 For this God is our God for ever and ever: He shall be our and the righteous shall have doguide unto death.

Psalm 49. Audite hæc, omnes.

Hear ye this, all ye people ponder it with your ears, all ye that dwell in the world;

2 High and low, rich and poor, one with another.

minion over them in the morning their beauty shall consume in the sepulchre out of their dwelling.

15 But God hath delivered my soul from the place of hell: for he shall receive me.

16 Be not thou afraid, though 3 My mouth shall speak of wis-one be made rich, or if the glory dom, and my heart shall muse of of his house be increased; understanding.

4 I will incline mine ear to the parable, and show my dark speech upon the harp.

17 For he shall carry nothing away with him when he dieth, neither shall his pomp follow him.

5 Wherefore should I fear in 18 For while he lived, he countthe days of wickedness, and when fed himself an happy man; and so the wickedness of my heels com-long as thou doest well unto thy passeth me round about? self, men will speak good of thee. 6 There be some that put their 19 He shall follow the genera trust in their goods, and boast tion of his fathers, and shall never themselves in the multitude of see light.

their riches;

20 Man being in honour hath 7 But no man may deliver his no understanding, but is comparbrother, nor make agreement un-ed unto the beast that perish.

to God for him:

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The tenth Day.
Psalm 50. Deus deorum.

Tea, though he live long, and 'THE Lord, even the most see got the grave

mighty God, hath spoken, 7 For he seeth that wise men and called the world, from the

rising up of the sun unto the go ing down thereof.

2 Out of Sion hath God appeared in perfect beauty.

3 Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence; there shall go before him a consuming fire, and

God, Why dost thou preach my laws, and takest my covenant in thy mouth;

17 Whereas thou hatest to be reformed, and hast cast my words behind thee?

18 When thou sawest a thief

a mighty tempest shall be stirred thou consentedst unto him; and up round about him. hast been partaker with the adul

4 He shall call the heaven from terers. above, and the earth, that he may judge his people.

19 Thou hast let thy mouth speak wickedness, and with thy

5 Gather my saints together tongue thou hast set forth deceit. unto me; those that have made a 20 Thou sattest and spakest covenant with me with sacrifice. against thy brother; yea, and hast 6 And the heavens shall declare slandered thine own mother's his righteousness; for God is son. 'udge himself

21 These things hast thou done,

7 Hear, O my people, and and I held my tongue, and thou will speak; I myself will testify thoughtest wickedly, that I am against thee, O Israel; for I am even such a one as thyself: but I God, even thy God. will reprove thee, and set before 8 I will not reprove thee be-thee the things that thou hast cause of thy sacrifices, or for thy done. burnt-offering; because they were not alway before me.

9 I will take no bullock out of thine house, nor he-goat out of thy folds;

10 For all the beasts of the forests are mine, and so are the cattle upon a thousand hills.

11 I know all the fowls upon the mountains, and the wild beasts of the field are in my sight.

12 If I be hungry, I will not tell thee; for the whole world is mine, and all that is therein.

22 O consider this, ye that forget God, lest I pluck you away, and there be none to deliver you.

23 Whoso offereth me thanks and praise, he honoureth me and to him that ordereth his conversation right, will I show the salvation of God;

Psalm. 51. Miserere mei, Deus.

HAVE mercy upon me, O God,

after thy great goodness according to the multitude of thy mercies do away mine offences 2 Wash me thoroughly trom my wickedness; and cleanse me

13 Thinkest thou that I would eat bull's flesh, and drink the from my sin; blood of goats?

3 For I acknowledge my faults, 14 Offer unto God thanksgiv-and my sin is ever before me. ing, and pay thy vows unto the Most Highest,

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4 Against thee only have I sin. ned, and done this evil in thy sight, that thou mightest be justiñed in thy saying, and clear when thou art judged.

15 And call upon me in the time of trouble; so will I hear thee, and thou shalt praise me. 16 But unto the ungodly said 5 Behold, I was shapen in wick

edness; and in sin bath my motions; then shall they offer young bullocks upon thine altar.

ther conceived me.

6 But lo, thou requirest truth in the inward parts, and shalt make me to understand wisdom secretly.


Psalm 52. Quid gloriaris? "HY bcastest thou thyselt, thou tyrant, that thou canst do mischief?

7 Thou shalt purge me with byssop, and I shall be clean; thou God endureth yet daily. shalt wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

2 Whereas the goodness of

3 Thy tongue imagineth wick edness, and with lies thon cuttest

8 Thou shalt make me hear of like a sharp razor.

joy and gladness, that the bones 4 Thou hast loved unrighteouswhich thou hast broken may re-ness more than goodness, and to joice. talk of lies more than righteous

9 Turn thy face from my sins, ness. and put out all my misdeeds.

5 Thou hast loved to speak all

10 Make me a clean heart, Owords that may do hurt, O thou God, and renew a right spirit false tongue.

within me.

6 Therefore shall God destroy 11 Cast me not away from thy thee for ever; he shall take thee, presence, and take not thy Holy and pluck thee out of thy dwellSpirit from me. ing, and root thee out of the land 120 give me the comfort of thy of the living.

help again, and stablish me with 7 The righteous also shall see thy free Spirit. this, and fear, and shall laugh him

13 Then shall I teach thy ways to scorn: unto the wicked, and sinners shall 8 Lo, this is the man that took be converted unto thee. not God for his strength; but 14 Deliver me from blood-guil-trusted unto the multitude of his tiness, O God, thou that art the riches, and strengthened himself God of my health; and my tongue in his wickedness. shall sing of thy righteousness.

9 As for me, I am like a green

15 Thou shalt open my lips, O olive-tree in the house of God; Lord, and my mouth shall show my trust is in the tender mercy thy praise. of God for ever and ever.

16 For thou desirest no sacrifice, 10 I will always give thanks else would I give it thee; but thou unto thee for that thou hast done; delightest not in burnt-offerings. and I will hope in thy name, for 17 The sacrifice of God is a thy saints like it well. troubled spirit: a broken and contrite heart, O God, shalt thou not despise.

18 O be favourable and gracious unto Sion; build thou the walls of Jerusalem.


EVENING PRAYER. Psalm 53. Dixit insipiens. foolish body hath said in his heart, There is no God. 2 Corrupt are they, and be come abominable in their wick

19 Then shalt thou be pleased edness; there is none that doett with the sacrifice of righteousness, good.

with the burnt-offerings and obla-3 God looked down from bea

ven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that would understand, and seek after God.

Psalm 55. Exaudi, Deus. EAR my prayer, O God, and hide not thyself from my

4 But they are all gone out petition. of the way, they are altogether

2 Take heed unto me, and become abominable; there is also hear me, how I mourn in my none that doeth good, no not one. prayer, and am vexed.

5 Are they not without under- 3 The enemy crieth so, and standing that work wickedness, the ungodly cometh on so fast; eating up my people as if they for they are minded to do me would eat bread? they have not some mischief, so maliciously are called upon God. they set against me.

4 My heart is disquieted with in me, and the fear of death is fallen upon me.

6 They were afraid, where no fear was; for God hath broken the bones of him that besieged thee; thou hast put them to confusion, 5 Fearfulness and trembling are because God hath despised them. come upon me, and an horrible 7 Oh that the salvation were dread hath overwhelmed me. given unto Israel out of Sion! Oh 6 And I said, O that I had wings that the Lord would deliver his like a dove; for then would I flee people out of captivity! jaway, and be at rest.

8 Then should Jacob rejoice, and Israel should be right glad.

Psalm 54. Deus, in Nomine.

SAVE me, O God, for thy name's sake, and avenge me in thy strength.

7 Lo, then would I get me away far off, and remain in the wilderness.

8 I would make haste to escape, because of the stormy wind and tempest.

2 Hear my prayer, O God, and 9 Destroy their tongues, O hearken unto the words of my Lord, and divide them; for I have mouth : spied unrighteousness and strife in the city.

3 For strangers are risen up against me; and tyrants, which have not God before their eyes, seek after my soul.

4 Behold, God is my helper; the Lord is with them that uphold my soul.

5 He shall reward evil unto mine enemies: destroy thou them in thy truth:

10 Day and night they go about within the walls thereof; mischief also and sorrow are in the midst of it.

11 Wickedness is therein; deceit and guile go not out of their streets.

12 For it is not an open enemy that hath done me this dis6 An offering of a free heart honour; for then I could have will I give thee, and praise thy borne it: name, O Lord; because it is so 13 Neither was it mine advercomfortable. sary that did magnify himself

7 For he hath delivered me against me; for then peradvenout of all my trouble; and mine ture I would have hid myself eye hath seen his desire upon from him: mine enemies.

14 But it was even thou, my

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