Page images

and lice in all their quarters.

32 He gave them hail-stones 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 grasshoppers came, and caterpillars 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 strength.

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 to give light in the night-season.

39 At their desire he brought quails; and he filled them with the bread of heaven.

40 He opened the rock of stone, and the waters flowed out, so that the rivers ran in the dry places.

41 For why? he remembered his holy promise; and Abraham his servant.

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

43 And gave them the lands of the heathen: and they took the labours of the people in possession;

44 That they might keep his statutes, and observe his laws.

EVENING PRAYER. Psalm 106. Confiemini Domino.

GIVE thanks unto the Lord; for he is gracious, and his mercy endureth for ever.

2 Who can express the noble acts of the Lord, or show forth all his praise?

3 Blessed are they that alway keep judgiaent,and do righteousBess. •

4 Remember me, O Lord, according to the favour that thou bearest unto thy people; O visit me with thy salvation.

5 That I may see the felicity of thy chosen, and rejoice 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; out were disobedient at the sea, even at the Red Sea.

8 Nevertheless, be helped them for his name's sake, that he might make his power to be known.

9 He rebuked the Red Sea also, and it was dried up; so 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, and sang praise unto him.

13 But within a while they for got 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 withal into their soul.

16 They angered Moses also in their tents, and Aaron the saint of the Lord.

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

18 And the ore was kindled in their company; the flame burnt up the ungodly.

19 They made a calf in Horeb, and worshipped the molten image.

20 Thus they turned their glory into the similitude of calf that eateth hay.

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 Sea.

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, lest 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 seed among the nations, and to scatter them in the lands.

28 They joined themselves unto 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


30 Then stood up Fhinees, ind prayed; and so the plague leased.

31 And that was counted unto lim for righteousness, among all ,osterities for evermore.

32 They angered him also at he waters of strife, so that he unished Moses for their sakes;

33 Because they provoked his ,irit, so that he spake unadvised 'with his lips.

34 Neither destroyed they the ^allien, as the Lord commanded lem:

35 But were mingled among e heathen, and learned their orks.

36 Insomuch thatthey worship ■d their idols, which turned to eir own decay; yea,they offer

ed their sons and their daughters unto devils;

37 And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they offered unto the idols of Canaan; and the land was defiled with blood.

38 Thus were they stained with their own works, and went a whoring with their own inventions.

39 Therefore was the wrath of the Lord kindled against his people, insomueh that he abhorred his own inheritance.

40 And he gave them over into the hand of the heathen; and they that hated them were lords over them.

41 Their enemies oppressed them, and had them in subjection

42 Many a time did he deliver them; but they rebelled against him with their own inventions, and were brought down in their wickedness.

43 Nevertheless, when he saw their adversity, he heard their complaint.

44 He thought upon his covenant, and pitied them, according unto the multitude of his mesr cies; yea, he made all those that led them away captive to pity them.

48 Deliver us, O Lord our God, and gather us from among the heathen; that we may give thanks unto thy holy name, and make our boast of thy praise.

46 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, from everlasting, and world without end; and let all the people say, Amen.

Tltetwmty-second Daif.


Psalm 1^7. Confitemim Dmnino.

GIVE thanks unto the Lord; for he is gracious, and his mercy endureth for ever.

2 Let them give thanks, whom the Lord hath redeemed, and delivered from the hand of the enemy;

3 And gathered them out of the lands, from the east, and from the west; from the north, and from the south.

4 They went astray in the wilderness out of the way, and found no city to dwell in.

5 Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them.

6 So they cried unto the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress.

7 He led them forth by the right way, that they might go to the city where they dwelt.

8 O that men would therefore praise the Lord for his goodness; and declare the wonders that he doeth for the children of men!

9 For he satisfieth the empty soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness j

10 Such as sit in darkness, and in the shadow of death, being fast bound in misery and iron;

11 Because they rebelled against the wordsof the Lord,and lightly regarded the counsel of the Most Highest.

12 He also brought down their heart through heaviness; they fell down, and there was none to help them.

13 So when thev cried unto the Lord in their trouble, he delivered them out of their distress.

14 For he brought them out of darkness, and out of the shadow of death, and brake their bonds in sander.

15 O that men would therefore praise the Lord for his goodness; and declare the wonders that he doeth for the children ot men!

16 For he hath broken the

fates of brass, and smitten the ars of iron in sunder.

17 Foolish men are plagued for their offence, and because of their wickedness.

18 Their soul abhorred all

manner of meat, and they were even hard at death's door.

19 So when they cried unto the Lord in their trouble, he delivered them out of their distress.

20 He sent his word, and healed them; and they were saved from their destruction.

21 O that men would therefore praise the Lord for his goodness; and declare the wonders that he doeth for the children of men!

22 That they would offer unto

him the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and tell out his works with gladness!

23 They that go down to the sea in ships, and occupy their business in great waters;

24 These men see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep.

25 For at his word the stormy wind ariseth, which lifteth up the waves thereof.

26 They are carried up to the heaven, and down again to the deep; their soul melteth away because of the trouble.

27 They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wit's end.

28 So when they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, he delivered them out of their distress.

29 For he maketh the storm to cease, so that the waves thereof are still.

30 Then are they glad, because they are at rest; and so he bring" eth them unto the haven where they would be.

31 O that men would therefore praise the Lord for his goodness; and declare the wonders that he doeth for the children of men!

32 That they would exalt him also in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the seat of the elders!

33 Who turneth the floods into a wilderness, and dricth up the water-springs.

34 A fruitful land maketh ho of

barren, for the wickedness them that dwell therein.

35 Again he maketh the wilderness a standing water, and water-springs of a dry ground.

36 And there he setteth the hungry, that they may build them a city to dwell in;

37 That they may sow their land, and plant Vineyards, to yield them fruits of increase.

33 He blesseth them, so that they multiply exceedingly; and suftereth not their cattle to decrease.

39 And again, when they are minis hed and brought low through oppression, through any plague or trouble;

40 Though he suffer them to be evil-entreated through tyrants, and let them wander out of the way in the wilderness;

41 Yet helpeth he the poor out of misery,and maketh him households like a flock of sheep.

43 The righteous will consider this, and rejoice; and the mouth of all wicked ness shall be stopped. 43 Whoso is wise will ponder these things; and they shallunderstand the loving-kindness of the Lord.

EVENING PRAYER. Psalm 108. Paraium cor meum.

OGOD, my heart is ready, my heart is ready; I will sing, and give praise with the best mem ber that I have.

2 Awake, thou lute and harp; I myself will awake right early.

3 I will give thanks unto thee, O Lord, among the people; I will sing praises unto thee among the nations.

4 For thy mercy is greater than the heavens, and thy truth reacheth unto the clouds.

5 Set up thyself, O God, above the heavens, and thy glory above ill the earth,

6 That thy beloved may be delivered: let thy right hand save them, and hear thou me.

7 God hath spoken in his holiness; I will rejoice therefore, and divide Sichem,and mete out the valley of Succoth.

8 Gilead is mine, and Manas ses is mine; Ephraim also is the strength of my head;

9 Juda is my law-giver; Moab is my wash-pot; over Edom will I cast out my shoe; upon Philistia will I triumph.

10 Who will lead me into the strong city? and who will bring me into Edom?

11 Hast not thou forsaken us, O God? and wilt not thou.O God, go forth with our hosts?

12 O help us against the enemy; for vain is the help of man.

13 Through God we shall do great acts; and it is he that shall tread down our enemies.

Psalm 109. Deus laudum.

HOLD not thy tongue, O God of my praise; for the mouth of the ungodly, yea, the mouth of the deceitful is opened upon me.

2 And they have spoken against me with false tongues; they compassed me about also with words of hatred, and fought against me without a cause.

3 For the love that I had unto them, lo, they take now my contrary part; but I give myself unto prayer.

4 Thus have they rewarded me evil for good, and hatred for my good-will.

5 Set thou an ungodly man to be ruler over him, and let Satan stand at his right hand.

6 When sentence is given upon him, let him be condemned; and let his prayer be turned into sin.

7 Let his days be few, and let another take his office.

8 Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.

9 Let his children be vagabonds, and beg their bread; let them seek it also out of desolate places.

10 Let the extortioner con

sume all that he hath; and let the stranger spoil his labour.

11 Let there be no man to pity him, nor to have compassion upon his fatherless children.

12 Let his posterity be destroyed; and in the next generation let his name be clean put out.

13 Let the wickedness of his fathers be had in remembrance in the sight of the Lord, and let not the sin of his mother be done away.

14 Let them alway be before the Lord, that he may root out the memorialof them from ofFtheearth:

15 And that, because his mind was not to do good; but persecuted the poor helpless man, that he might slay him that was vexed at the heart.

16 His delight was in cursing, and it shall happen unto him : be loved not blessing, therefore shall it be far from him.

17 He clothed himself with cursing like as with a raiment, and it shall come into his bowels like water,, and like oil into his bones.

IS Let it be unto him as the cloak that he hath upon him, and as the girdle that he is always girded withal.

19 Let it thus happen from the Lord unto mine enemies, and to those that speak evil against my soul.

20 But deal thou with me, O Lord God, according unto thy name; for sweet is thy mercy.

210 deliver me, for I am helpless and poor, and my heart is wounded within me.

22 I go hence like the shadow that departeth, and am driven away as the grasshopper.

23 My knees are weak through fasting; my flesh is dried up for want of fatness.

24 I became also a reproach unto them: they that looked upon me shaked their heads.

25 Help me,0 Lord my God; Osaveme.accordingto thy mercy.

26 And they shall know how

that this is thy hand, and that thou, Lord, hast done it.

27 Though they curse,yet bless thou; and let them be confoundeded that rise up against me; but let thy servant rejoice.

28 Let mine adversaries be clothed with shame; and let them cover themselves with their own confusion, as with a cloak.

29 As for me, I will give great thanks unto the Lord with my mouth, and praise him among the multitude:

30 Forheshall stand at the right hand of the poor, to save his soul from unrighteous judges.

The twenty-third Dan.


Psalm 110. Dixit Domitms.

THE Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.

2 The Lord shall send the rod of thy power out of Sion; be thou ruler even in the midst among thine enemies.

3 In the day of thy power shall the people offer thee freewill offerings with an holy worship the dew of thy birth is of the womb of the morning.

4 The Lord sware, and will not repent, Thou art a Priest for ever after the order of Melchisedech.

5 The Lord upon thy right hand shall wound even kings, in the day of his wrath.

6 He shall judge among the heathen; he shall fill the places with the dead bodies, and smite in sunder the heads over divers countries.

7 He shall drink of the brook in the way; therefore shall he lift up his head.

Psal m 111. Confitebor tibi.

I WILL give thanks unto the Lord with my whole heart, secretly among the faithful, and in the congregation.

« PreviousContinue »