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see Jerusalem in prosperity all thy life long;

7 Yea, that thou shalt see thy children's children, and peace upon Israel. Psalm 129. Scepe expugnaverunt.

MAN Y a time have they fought against me from my youth up, may Israel now say;

2 Yea, many a time have they veiled me from my youth up; but they have not prevailed against me.

3 The plowers plowed upon my back, and made long furrows;

4 But the righteous Lord hath hewn the snares of the ungodly in pieces.

6 Let them be confounded and turned backward, as many as have evil will at Sion.

6 Let them be even as the grass growing upon the housetops, which withereth afore it be plucked up;

7 Whereof the mower filleth not his hand, neither he that bindeth up the sheaves his bosom.

8 So that they who go by say not so much as, The Lord prosper you, we wish you good luck in the name of the Lord.

Psalm 130. De profyndis.

OUT of the deep have I called unto thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.

2 O let thine ears consider well the voice of my complaint.

3 If thou, Lord, wilt be extreme to mark what is done amiss, O Lord, who may abide it?

4 For there is mercy with thee; therefore shalt thou be feared.

5 I look for the Lord; my soul doth wait for him; in his word is my trust.

6 My soul fleeth unto the Lord before'the morning-watch, I say before the morning-watch.

7 O Israel, trust in the Lord; for with the Lord there is mercy, and with him is plenteous re demption.

8 And he shall redeem Israel from all his sins.

Psalm 131. Domine, rum est.

LORD, I am not high-minded; I have no proud looks.

2 I do not exercise myself in great matters which are too high for me;

3 But I refrain my soul, and keep it low, like as a child that is weaned from his mother: yea, my soul is even as a weaned child.

4 O Israel, trust in the Lord, from this time forth for ever

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Psalm 132. Memento, Domim.

LORD, remember David, and all his trouble.

2 How he sware unto the Lord, and vowed a vow unto the Almighty God of Jacob;

3 I will not come within the tabernacle of mine house, nor climb up into my bed;

4 I will not suffer mine eyes to sleep, nor mine eyelids to slumber, neither the temples of my head to take any rest;

5 Until I find out a place for the temple of the Lord; an habitation for the mighty God of Jacob.

6 Lo, we heard of the same at Ephrata, and found it in the wood.

7 We will go into his tabernacle, and fall low on our knees before his footstool.

8 Arise, O Lord, into thy resting-place; thou, and the ark of thy strength.

9 Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness; and let thy saints sing with joyfulness."

10 For thy servant David's sake, turn not away the presence of thine Anointed.

11 The Lord hath made a faithful oath unto David, and he shall not shrink from it;

12 Of the fruit of thy body shall I set upon thy seat.

13 If thy children will keep my covenant, and my testimonies that I shall learn them; their children also shall sit upon thy seat for evermore.

14 For the Lord hath chosen Sion to be an habitation for himself: he hath longed for her.

15 This shall oe my rest for ever: here will I dwell, for I have a delight therein.

161 will bless her victuals with increase, and will satisfy her poor with bread.

17 I will deck her priests with health, and her saints shall rejoice, and sing.

18 There shall I make the horn of David to nourish; I have ordained a lantern for mine Anointed.

19 As for his enemies, I shall clothe them with shame: but upon himself shall his crown flourish.

Psalm 133. Ecce, quam 1boman.

BEHOLD, how good and joyful a thing it is, brethren, to dwell together in unity.

2 It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down unto the beard, even unto Aaron's beard, and went down to the skirts of his clothing.

3 Like as the dew of Hermon, which fell upon the hill of Sion.

4 For there the Lord promised his blessing, and life for evermore.

Psalm 134. Eax nunc.

BEHOLD now, praise the Lord, all ye servants of the Lord.

2 Ye that by night stand in the house of the Lord, even in the courts of the house of our God.

3 Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and praise the Lord.

4 The Lord, that made heaven and earth, give thee blessing out

of Sion.

Psalm 135. Lcaulaht Women.

O PRAISE the Lord, laud te the name of the Lord; praise it, O ye servants of the Lord.

2 Ye that stand in the house of the Lord, in the courts of the house of our God.

3 0 praise the Lord; for the Lord is gracious: O sing praises unto his name; for it is lovely.

4 For why? the Lord hath chosen Jacob unto himself, and Israel for his own possession.

5 For I know that the Lord is great, and that our Lord is above all gods.

6 Whatsoever the Lord pleased, that did he in heaven, and in earth; in the sea, and in all deep places,

7 He bringeth forth the clouds from the ends of the world, and sendeth forth lightnings with the rain, bringing, the winds out of his treasures.

8 He smote the first born of Egypt, both of man and beast,

9 He hath sent tokens and wonders into the midst of thee, Othoo land of Egypt; upon Pharaoh and all his servants.

10 He smote divers nations, and slew mighty kings;

11 Sehon, king of the Amorites; and Og, the king of Ba san; and all the kingdoms of Canaan;

12 And gave their land to be an heritage, even an heritage up to Israel, His people.

13 Thy name, O Lord, endur eth for ever; so doth thy memo rial,0 Lord, from one generation to another.

14 For the Lord will avenge his people, and be gracious unto his servants.

15 As for the images of the heathen, they are but silver and gold; the work of men's hands.

16 They have mouths, and speak not; eyes have they, but they see not.

17 They havil rnr«. and ret they hear not; neither is there any breath in their mouths.

18 They that make them are like unto them; and so are all they that put their trust in them.

19 Praise the Lord, ye house of Israel; praise the Lord, ye house of Aaron.

20 Praise the Lord, ye house of Levi; ye that fear the Lord praise the Lord.

21 Praised be the Lord out of Sion, who dwelleth at Jerusalem.

EVENING PRAYER. Psalm 136. Confitemini Domino.

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

2 O give thanks unto the God of all gods; for his mercy endureth for ever.

3 0 thank the Lord of all lords; for his mercy endureth for ever.

4 Who only doeth great wonders; for his mercy endureth for ever.

5 Who by his excellent wisdom made the heavens; for his mercy endureth for ever.

6 Who laid out the earth above the waters; for his mercy endureth for ever.

7 Who hath made great lights; for his mercy endureth for ever;

8 The sun to rule the day; for his mercy endureth for ever;

9 The moon and the stars to govern the night; for his mercy endureth for ever.

10 Who smote Egypt, with their first-born; for his mercy endureth for ever;

11 Andbrought oat Israel from among them; for his mercy endureth for ever;

12 With a mighty hand and stretched-out arm; for his mercy endureth for ever.

13 Who divided the Red Sea in two parts; for his mercy endureth forever;

14 And made Israel to go

through the midst of it; for his mercy endureth for ever.

15 But as for Pharaoh, and his host, he overthrew them in the Red Sea; for his mercy endureth for ever.

16 Who led his people through the wilderness; for his mercy endureth for ever.

17 Who smote great kings; for his mercy endureth for ever.

18 Yea, and slew mighty kings; for his mercy endureth for ever;

19 Sehon, king of the Amorites; for his mercy endureth for ever;

20 And Og, the king of Basan; for his mercy endureth for ever;

21 And gave away their land for an heritage; for his mercy endureth for ever;

22 Even for an heritage unto Israel, his servant; for his mercy endureth for ever.

23 Who remembered us when we were in trouble; for his mercy endureth for ever;

24 And hath delivered us from our enemies; for his mercy endureth for ever.

25 Who giveth food to all flesh; for his mercy endureth for ever.

26 O give thanks unto the God of heaven; for his mercy endureth for ever.

27 O give thanks unto the Lord of lords; for his mercy endureth for ever.

Psalm 137. Super flumim.

BY the waters of Babylon we sat down and wept, when we remembered thee, O Sion.

2 As for our harps, we hanged them up upon the trees that are therein.

3 For they that led us away captive, required of us then a song, and melody in our heaviness: Sing us one of the songs of Sion.

4 Howshall we sing the Lord's song in a strange land?

5 If I forget thee, 0 Jerusalem

let my right hand forget her cun ning.

6 If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; yea, if I prefer not Jerusalem in my mirth.

7 Remember the children of Edom, O Lord, in the day of Jerusalem; how they said, Down with it, down with it, even to the ground.

8 O daughter of Babylon, wasted with misery; yea, nappy shall he be that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us.

9 Blessed shall he be that taketh thy children, and throweth them against the stones.

Psalm 138. Confitebor titi.

I WILL give thanks unto thee, O Lord, with my whole heart; even before the gods will I sing praise unto thee.

2 I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name, because of thy loving-kindness and truth; for thou hast magnifieded thy name and thy word above all things.

3 When I called upon thee, thou heardest me; and enduedst my soul with much strength.

4 All the kings of the earth shall praise thee, O Lord; for they have heard the words of thy mouth.

5 Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the Lord, that great is the'glory of the Lord.

6 For though the Lord be high,

{ret hath he respect unto the lowy; as for the proud, he behold. etli them afar off.

7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, yet shalt thou refresh me; thou shalt stretch forth thy hand upon thcfuriousness of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me.

8 The Lord shall make good his loving-kindness toward me; yea, thy mercy, O Lord, endureth for ever; despise not then the works of thine own hands.

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Psalm 139. Domine,probcuii.

OLORD, thou hast searched me out, and known me; thou knowest my down-sittiiur, and mine up-rising; thou understandest my thoughts long before.

2 Thou art about my path, and about my bed; and spiest out ail my ways.

3 For lo, there is not a word in my tongue, but thou, O Lord, knowest it altogether.

4 Thou hast fashioned me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me.

5 Such knowledge is too wonderful and excellent for me; I cannot attain unto it.

6 Whither shall I go then from thy Spirit, or whither shall I go then from thy presence?

7 If I climb up into heaven, thou art there; if I go down to hell, thou art there also.

8 If I take the wings of the morning, and remain in the uttermost parts of the sea;

9 Even there also shall the hand lead me, and thy right ban 'J shall hold me.

10 If I say, Peradventure tlidarkness shall cover me; then shall my night be turned to or

11 Yea, the darkness is no darkness with thee, but the night is as clear as the day; the darkness and light to thee are both alike.

12 For my reins are thine, thou hast covered me in my mother's womb.

13 I will give thanks unto thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works, and that my soul knoweth right well.

14 My bones are not hid from thee, though I be made secretly, and fashioned beneath in the earth.

15 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being imperfect and

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