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2 My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
3 Thou art fairer than the children of men; full of grace are thy lips, because God hath blessed thee for ever.
4 Gird thee with thy sword upon thy thigh, O thou most mighty, according to thy worship and renown.
5 Good luck have thou with thine honour: ride on, because of the word of truth, of meekness and righteousness, and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things.
6 Thy arrows are very sharp, and the people shall be subdued unto thee, even in the midst among the King's enemies.
7 Thy seat, O God, endureth for ever; the sceptre of thy kingdom is aright sceptre.
8 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity: wherefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
9 All thy garments smell of myrrh, aloes, and cassia; out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad.
10 Kings'daughters were among thjbonourablewomen; upon thy right hand did stand the queen in a vesture of gold, wrought about with divers colours.
11 Hearken, O daughter, and consider; incline thine ear; forget also thine own people, and thy father's house.
12 So shall the King have pleasure in thy beauty; for he is thy Lord God, and worship thou him.
13 And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift; like as the rich also among the people shall make their supplication before thee.
14 The King's daughter is all glorious within; her clothing is of wrought gold.
15 She shall be brought unto the King in raiment ot net.dle
work; the virgins that be her fellows shall bear her company, and shall be brought unto thee.
16 With joy and gladness shall they be brought, and shall enter into the King's palace.
17 Instead of thy fathers thou shalt have children, whom thou mayest make princes in all lands.
18 I will remember thy name from one generation to another; therefore shall the people give thanks unto thee, world without end.
Psalm 46. Deus tutsUr refugium.
G OD is our hope and strength, fa very present help in trouble,
2 Therefore will we not fear, though the earth be moved, and though the hills be carried into the midst of the sea.
3 Though the waters thereof rage and swell, and though the mountains shake at the tempest of the same.
4 The rivers of the flood thereof shall make glad the city of God; the holy place of the tabernacle of the Most Highest.
5 God is in the midst of her, therefore shall she not be remov-. 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.
7 The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.
8 O come hither, and behold the works of the Lord, what destruction he hath brought upon the earth.
9 He maketh wars to cease in all the world; he breaketh the bow, and knappeth the spear in sunder, and burneth the chariots in the fire.
10 Be still then, and know that I am God: I will be exalted a, 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; | Lord of hosts, in the city of our Psalm 47. Omnes gentes, plaudite. God; God upholdeth the same CLAP your hands together, for ever.
8 We wait for thy loving-kind. God with the voice of melody. ness, O God, in the midst of thy
2 For the Lord is high, and to temple. be feared; he is the great King 9'0 God, according to thy upon all the earth.
name, so is thy praise unto the 3 He shall subdue the people world's end; thy right hand is under us, and the nations under full of righteousness.
10 Let the mount Sion rejoice, 4 He shall choose out an heri. and the daughter of Judah be tage for us, even the worship of glad, because of thy judgments. Jacob, whom he loved.
11 Walk about Sion, and go 5 God is gone up with a merry round about her; and tell the noise, and the Lord with the towers thereof. sound of the trump.
12 Mark well her bulwarks, 6 0 sing praises, sing praises set up her houses, that ye may unto our God; O sing praises, tell them that come after. sing praises unto our King. 13 For this God is our God for
Y For God is the King of all ever and ever: He shall be our the earth: sing ye praises with guide unto death.
Psalm 49. Audite hæc, omnes.
HEAR ye then; God sitteth upon his holy seat.
ye that dwell in the world : 9 The princes of the people are 2 High and low, rich and poor, joined unto the peopleof the God one with another. of Abraham; for God, which is 3 My mouth shall speak of very high exalted, doth defend wisdom, and my heart shall muse the earth as it were with a shield. of understanding. Psalm 48. Magnus Dominus. 4 I will incline mine ear to the
REAT is the Lord, and highly parable, and show my dark speech oir God, even upon his holy bill. 5 Wherefore should I fear in
2 The hill of Sion is a fair place, the days of wickedness, and when and the joy of the whole earth; the wickedness of my heels comupon the north side lieth the city passeth me round about? of the great King: God is well 6 There be some that put their known in her palaces as a sure trust in their goods, and hoast refuge.
themselves in the multitude of 3 For lo, the kings of the earth their riches; are gathered, and gone by toge 7 But no man may deliver his ther.
brother, nor make agreement une 4 They marvelled to see such to God for him : things; they were astonished and 8 For it cost more to redeem suddenly cast down.
their souls ; so that he must let 5 Fear came there upon them; that alone for ever; and sorrow, as upon a woman in 9 Yea, though he live long, and her travail.
see not the grave. 6 Thou shalt break the ships of 10 For he seeth that wise men the sea through the east wind. also die and perish together, as
7 Like as we have heard, so well as the ignorant and foolish, have we seen in the city of the and leave their riches for other.
11 And yet they think that above, and the earth, that he may their houses shall continue for judge his people. ever, and that their dwelling 5 Gather my saints together places shall endure from one gen- unto me; those that have made a eration to another; and call the covenant with me with sacrifice. lands after their own names. 6 And the heavens shall declare
12 Nevertheless, man will not his righteousness; for God is judge abide in honour, seeing he may himself. be compared unto the beasts that 7 Hear, O my people, and I perish; this is the way of them. will speak; I myself will testify
13 This is their foolishness, and against thee, O Israel; for I ain their posterity praise their saying. God, even thy God.
14 They lie in the hell like 8 I will not reprove thee besheep; death gnaweth upon them, cause of thy sacrifices, or for thy and the righteous shall have do- burnt-offerings;. because they minion over them in the morning: were not alway before me. their beauty shall consume in the 9 I will take no bullock out of sepulchre out of their dwelling. thine house, nor he-goat out of
15 But God hath delivered my thy folds ; soul from the place of hell; for 10 For all the beasts of the for. he shall receive me.
est are mine, and so are the cattle 16 Be not thou afraid, though upon a thousand hills. one be made rich, or if the glory
11 I know all the fowls upon of his house be increased; the mountains, and the wild
17 For he shall carry nothing beasts of the field are in my siglit. away with him when he dieth, 12 If I be hungry, I will not Deither shall his pomp follow him. tell thee; for the whole world is
18 For while he lived, he count. mine, and all that is therein. ed himself an happy man; and so 13 Thinkest thou that I would long as thou dost well unto thy eat bull's flesh, and drink the sell, men will speak good of thee.blood of goats ?
19 He shall follow the genera. 14 Offer unto God thanksgivtion of his fathers, and shall nevering, and pay thy vows unto the see light.
Most Highest, 20 Man being in honour hath 15 And call upon me in the so understanding, but is compar. timeof trouble; so will I hear thee, ed unto the beasts that perish. and thou shalt praise me.
16 But unto the angodly said
ty God, hath spoken, and reformed, and hast cast my words called the world, from the rising behind thee? up of the sun unto the going down 18 When thou savest a thief, thereof.
thou consentedst unto him; and 2 Out of Sion hath God ap. hast been partaker with the adulpeared in perfect beauty. terers.
3 Our God shall come and shall 19 Thou hast let thy mouth not keep silence; there shall go speak wickedness, and with thy before him a consuming fire, and tongue thou hast set forth deceit. a mighty tempest shall be stirred 20 Thou sattest and spakest up round about him.
against thy brother, yea, and bast 411e shall call the beaven from slandered thineown mother's son.
21 These things hast thou done, and I held my tongue, and thou thoughtest wickedly, that I am even such a one as thyself; but I will reprove thee, and set before thee the things that thou hast done.
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 ho ho ll re t h 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 from my wickedness, and cleanse me from my sin;
3 For I acknowledge my faults, and my sin is ever before me.
4 Against thee only have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight, that thou mightest be justified in thy saying, and clear when thou art judged.
5 Behold, I was shapen in wickedness,and in sin hathmy mother conceived me.
6 But lo.thou requirest truth in the inward parts, and shalt make me to understand wisdom secret
7 Thou shalt purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; thou shalt wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
8 Thou shalt make me hear of joy and gladness, that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.
9 Turn thy face from my sins, and put out all my misdeeds.
10 Make me a clean heart, 0 God, and renew a right spirit with in me.
11 Cast me not away from thy presence, and take not thy Holy Spirit from me.
12 O give me the comfort of
thy help again, and stablbh ml with thy free Spirit.
13 Then shall I teach thy ways unto the wicked, and sinners shall be converted unto thee.
14 Deliver me from blood-guiltiness, O God, thou that art the God of my health; and my tongue shall sing of thy righteousness.
15 Thou shalt open my lips, O Lord, and my mouth shall show thy praise.
16 For thou desirest no sacrifice, else would I give it thee; bat thou delightest not in burnt-offerings.
17 The sacrifice of God isatroubled.spirit: a broken and contrite heart, O God, shalt thou not despise.
18 Obefavourableandgracioai unto Sion; build thou the walls of Jerusalem.
19 Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifice of righteousness, with the burnt-offerings and oblations; then shall they offer young bullocks upon thine altar
Psalm 52. Quid gloriaris f
WHY boastest thou thyself, thou tyrant, that thou canst do mischief?
2 Whereas the goodness of God endureth yet daily.
3 Thy tongue imagineth wickedness, and with lies thou cuttest like a sharp razor.
4 Thou hast loved unrighteousness more than goodness, and to talk of lies more than righteous ness.
5 Thou hast loved to speak all words that may do hurt, O thou false tongue.
6 Therefore shall God destroy thee for ever; he shall take thee, and pluck thee out of thydwelling. and root thee out of the land of the living.
7 The righteous also shall see this, and fear, and shall laugh him to scorn:
8 Lo, this is the man that took not God for his strength; but trusted unto the multitude of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness.
9 As for me, I am like a green olive-tree in the house of God; my trust is in the tender mercy of God for ever and ever.
101 will alwaysgivethnnksunto thee for that thou hast done; and I will hope in thy name, for thy saints like it well.
Psnlm 53. Dixit insipirns.
rr'HE foolish body hath said in
A his heart, There is no God.
2 CoiTupt are they, and become abominable in their wickedness; there is none that doeth good.
3 God looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that would undorstand, and seek after God.
4 But they are all gone out of the way, they are altogether become abominable; there is also none that doeth good, no not one.
5 Are they not without understanding that work wickedness, eating up my people as if they would eat bread? they have not called upon God.
6 They were afraid, where no fear was; fdr God hath broken the bones of him that besieged thee; thou hast put them to confusion, because God hath despised them.
7 Oh that the salvation were given unto Israel out of Sion! Oh that the Lord would deliver his people out of captivity!
8 Then should Jacob rejoice, and Israel should be right glad.
Psalm 54. Deui, in Jfomint.
SAVE me, O God, for thy name's sake, and avenge me in thy strength.
2 Hear my prayer, 0 God, and hearken unto the words of my mouth:
• 3 Kor 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.
6 An offering of a free heart will I give thee, and praise thy name, 0 Lord; because it is so comfortable.
7 For he hath delivered me out of all my trouble; and mine eye hath seen his desire upon mine enemies.
Psalm 55. Exaudi, Deus.
HEAR my prayer, O God, anj hide not thyself from my petition.
2 Take heed unto me, and hear me, how I mourn in my prayer, and am vexed.
3 The enemy crieth so, and the ungodly cometh on so fast: for they are minded to do me some mischief, so maliciously are they set against me.
4 My heart is disquieted withw me, and the fear of death is fallen, upon me.
5 Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and an horrible dread bath overwhelmed me.
6 And I said, 0 that I had wings like a dove; for then would I flee away, and be at rest.
7 Lo, then would I get me away far off, and remain in the wilderness.
8 I would make haste toescape. because of the stormy wind and tempest.
9 Destroy their tongues, O Lord, and divide them; for I have spied unrighteousness and strife in the city.
10 Day and night they go about within the waits thereof; mischief also and sorrow are in the midst of it
11 Wickedness is therein; do