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3) The glorious Majesty of the Lord fall endure for ever: the Lord fhall rejoyce in his works.

32 The earth shall tremble at the look of him: if he do but touch the hills, they shall smoke.

33. I will fing unto the Lord as long as I liye: I will praise my God while I have my being. 34 And so shall my words please him: my joy shall be in the Lord.

35 As for finners, they shall be consumed out of the earth, and the ungodly shall come to an end : praise thou the Lord, O my soul, praise the Lord.

Morning Prayer.
Confitemini Domino. Pfal. 105.
Give thanks unto the Lord, and call upon his
Name : tell the people what things he hath

done. 2 O let your songs be of him, and praise him: and let byour talking be of all his wondrous works.

3 Rejoyce in his holy Name : let the heart of them rejoyce that seek the Lord.

4 Seek the Lord and his strength : seek his face evermore.

5 Remember the marvellous works that he hath done: his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth; 60 ye feed of Abraham his servant : ye children of Jacob his chosen.

7 He is the Lord our God: his judgments are in all the world.

8 He hath been always mindful of his covenant and promise: that he made to a thousand generations;

9 Even the covenant that he made with Abraham: and the oath that he sware unto Isaac;

10 And appointed the same unto Jacob for a law: and to Israel for an everlasting testament,

11 Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan : the lot of your inheritance.

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12 When there were yet but a few of them: and they Itrangers in the land;

13 What time as they went from one nation to another : from one kingdom to another people;

14 He suffered no man to do them wrong: but reproved even kings for their fakes.

15 Touch not mine anointed : and do my prophets no nari. · 16 Moreover he called for a dearth upon the land : and destroyed all the provision of bread.

17 But he had sent a man before thein: even Jofeph, who was sold to be a bond-servant;

18 Whose feet they hurt in the stocks: the iron entred into his soul;

19 Until the time came that his cause was known: the word of the Lord tried him.

20 The king sent, and delivered him: the prince of the people let him go free.

21 He made himn lord also of his houfe: and ruler of all his fubftauce.

22 That he might inform his princes after his will: and teach his senatours wisdom.

23 Israel also came into Egypt: and Jacob was a stranger in the land of Ham. 24 And he increased his people exceedingly : and made them stronger then their enemies;

25 Whose heart turned to, that they hated his people : and dealt untruly with his fervants.

26 Then fent he Moses his servant: and Aaron whom he had chosen.

27 And these thewed his tokens among them and wonders in the land of Ham.

28 He fent darkness, and it was dark: and they were not obedient unto his word. 29 He turned their waters into blood: and slew their fish. 30 Their land brought forth frogs: yea, even in their kings chamber


31 He spake the word, and there came all manner of flies: and lice in all their quarters.

32 He gave them hailstones for rain: and flames of fire in their land.

33 He smote their vines also and fig-trees : and destroyed the trees that were in their coasts.

34 He spake the word, and the grashoppers came, and caterpillers innumerable: and did eat up all the grass in their land, and devoured the fruit of their ground.

35 He smote all the first-born in their land: even the chief of all their ítrength.

36 He brought them forth also with silver and gold there was not one feeble person among their tribes.

37 Egypt was glad at their departing : for they were afraid of them.

38 He spread out a cloud to be a covering: and fire te give light in the night-season.

39 At their desire he broņight quails: and he filled then with the bread of heaven,

40 He opened the rock of stone, and the waters flowe out: fo that rivers ran in the dry places.

41 For why ? he remembred his holy promife: ano Abraham his fervant.

42 And he brought forth his people with joy : and hi chosen with gladness;

43 And gave them the lands of the heathen: and the took the labours of the people in poslession; 44. That they might keep his statutes : and observe hi


Evening Prayer.

Confitemini Domino. Pfal. 106. O

Give thanks unto the Lord, for he is gracious : an

his mercy endureth for ever. 2 Who can expre's the noble acts of the Lord: or she forth all his praise?

3 Blessed are they that alway keep judgment : and d righteousness

4 Remember me, O Lord, according to the favour that thou bearest unto thy people: O vilit me with thy falvation.

5 That I may see the felicity of thy chosen : and rejoyce in the gladness of thy people, and give thanks with thine inheritance.

6 We have sinned with our fathers : we have done amiss, and dealt wickedly. 7 Our fathers regarded not thy wonders in Egypt, neither kept they thy great goodness in remembrance: but were disobedient at the sea, even at the Red sea.

8 Nevertheless he helped them for his Names sake: that he might make his power to be known.

9 He rebuked the Red sea also, and it was dried up: só he led them through the deep, as through a wilderness.

10 And he saved them from the adversaries hand: and delivered them from the hand of the enemy.

11 As for those that troubled them, the waters overwhelmed them: there was not one of them left. 12 Then believed they his words:& fang praise unto him.

13 But within a while they forgat his works: and would not abide his counsel:

14 But lust came upon them in the wilderness: and they tempted God in the desert.

15 And he gave them their desire: and sent leanness withall into their soul.

16 They angred Mofes also in the tents: and Aaron the faint of the Lord.

17 So the earth opened, and swallowed up Dathan : and covered the congregation of Abiram.

18 And the fire was kindled in their company : the fiame burnt up the ungodly,

19. They made a calf in Horeb: and worshipped the molten inage. 20. Thus they turned their glory : into the fimilitude fa calf that eateth hay.


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21 And they forgat God their Saviour : who had done so great things in Egypt ;

22 Wondrous works in the land of Ham: and fearful things by the Red fea.

23 So he said he would have destroyed them, had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the gap: to turn away his wrathful indignation, left he should destroy them.

24 Yea, they thought scorn of that pleasant land : and gave no credence unto his word. 25 But murmured in their tents: and hearkened not unto the voice of the Lord.

26 Then lift he up his hand against them: to overthrow them in the wilderness; 27 To cast out their feed among the nations: and to scatter them in the lands.

28 They joyned themselves ynto Baal-peor : and ate the offerings of the dead. 29 Thus they provoked him to anger with their own inventions: and the plague was great among them.

30 Then stood up Phinees and prayed: and so the plague ceased.

31 And that was countcd unto him for righteousness: among all posterities for evermore. 32 They angred him alfo at the waters of strife: fo that he punished Moses for their fakes;

33 Because they provoked his fpirit: so that he spake unadvisedly with his lips.

34 Neither destroyed they the heathen: as the Lord commanded them; 35 But were mingled among the heathen: and learned their works.

36 Insomuch that they worshipped their idols, which turned to their own decay : yea, they offered their sons and their daughters unto devils, 37 And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their fons and of their daughters: whom they offered unto

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