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me; thy rod and thy' staff com. Eschew evil, and do good; seek fort me.

peace, and ensue it. Thou shalt prepare a table be The eyes of the Lord are over fore me against them that trouble the righteous, and his ears are me; 'thou hast anointed my head open unto their prayers. with oil, and my cup shall be full. The countenance of the Lord

But thy loving-kindness and is against them that do evil, to mercy shall follow me all the days root out the remembrance of of my life ; and I will dwell in the them from the earth. house of the Lord for ever. The righteous cry, and the

Psalm 34. Benediccom Domino. Lord heareth them, and deliverIM Will alway give thanks unto eth them out of all their troubles.

the Lord; his praise shall ever The Lord is nigh unto those be in my mouth.

who are of a contrite heart, and My soul shall make her boast will save such as are of an bumin the Lord; the humble sballblé spirit. hear thereof, and be glad.

Great are the troubles of the ! O praise the Lord with me; and righteous; but the Lord deliverlet us magnify his name together. eth him out of all.

I sought the Lord, and be He keepeth all his bones, so heard me; yea, he delivered me that not one of them is broken. out of all my fear.

But misfortune shall slay the They had an eye unto him, and ungodly; and they that hate the were lightened ; and their faces righteous shall be desolate. were not ashamed.

The Lord delivereth the souls Lo, the poor crieth, and the of his servants; and all they that. Lord heareth him; yea, and saveth put their trust in him shall not be him out of all his troubles. destitute.

The Angel of the Lord tarrieth Psalm 45. T'e decet hymnus. round about them that fear him, THOU, O God, art praised in and delivereth them.

Sion; and unto thee shall the O taste, and see, how gracious vow be performed in Jerusalem. the Lord is : blessed is the man Thou that hearest the prayer, that trusteth in him.

unto thee shall all flesh come. O fear the Lord, ye that are My misdeeds prevail against me:his Saints; for they that fear himo be thou merciful unto our sins. lack nothing.

Blessed is the man whom thou The lions do lack, and suffer choosest, and receivest unto thee: hunger; but they who seek the he shall dwell in thy court, and Lord shall want no manner of shall be satisfied with the pleasures thing that is good.

of thy house, even of thy holy Come, ye children, and heark- temple. d unto me; I will teach you the Thou shalt show us wonderful fear of the Lord.

things in thy righteousness, O God What man is he that lusteth to of our salvation; thou that art live, and would fain see good days? the hope of all the ends of the

Keep thy tongue from evil, and earth, and of them that remain in thy lips, that they speak no guile. the broad sea.

Who in his strength setteth fast| Blessed is the man whose the mountains, and is girded strength is in thee; in whose about with power.

heart are thy ways. Who stilleth the raging of the Who going through the vale of sea, and the noise of his waves, misery, use it for a well; and the and the madness of the people. pools are filled with water.

They also that dwell in the ut They will go from strength to termost parts of the earth shall be strength, and unto the God of afraid at thy tokens, thou that gods appeareth every one of makest the out-goings of the morn-them in Sion. ing and evening to praise thee. O Lord God of hosts, hear my

Thou visitest the earth, and prayer; hearken, O God of Jacob. blessest it; thou makest it veryl For one day in thy courts is pleuteous.

better than a thousand. The river of God is full of wa I had rather be a door-keeper ter: thou preparest their corn, in the house of my God, than to for so thou providest for the earth. dwell in the tents of ungodliness.

Tbou waterest her furrows; For the Lord God is a light thou sendest rain into the little and defence; the Lord will give vallies thereof; thou makest it grace and worship; and no good soft with the drops of rain, and thing shall be withhold from blessest the increase of it. them that live a godly life.

Thou crownest the year with O Lord God of hosts, Blessed is thy goodness, and thy clouds tho man that putteth his trust in drop fatness.

thee. They shall drop upon the dwell Psalm 85. Benedixisti, Domine. * ings of the wilderness, and the lit- LORD, thou art become gratle hills shall rejoice on every side. cious unto thy land; thou hast

The folds shall be full of sheep; turned awaythe captivityof Jacob. the vallies also shall stand so Thou hast forgiven the offence thick with corn, that they shall of thy people, and covered all laugh and sing.

their sins.

Thou hast taken away all thy SELECTION VIII. From Psalm 84. Quum delecta! displeasure, and turned thyself O How amiable are thy dwell- from thy wrathful indignation.

ings, thou Lord of hosts ! Turn us then, O God our Sa. My soul hath a desire and long- viour, and let thine anger cease ing to enter into the courts of the from us. Lord; my heart and my flesh re Wilt thou be displeased at us joice in the living God. for ever? and wilt thou stretch

Yea, the sparrow hath found out thy wrath from one generaher an house, and the swallow a tion to another? nest, where she may lay her Wilt thou not turn again, and young; even thy altars, O Lord quicken us, that thy people may of hosts, my King and my God. rejoice in thee?

Blessed are they that dwell in Show us thy mercy, O Lord, thy house; they will be alway and grant us thy salvation. praising thøe.

I will hearken what the Lord

God will say concerning me; for him, and burn up his enemies on he shall speak peace unto his every side. people, and to his saints; that His lightnings gave shine unto they turn not again.

the world; the earth saw it, and For his salvation is nigh them was afraid. that fear him; that glory may The hills melted like wax at dwell in our land.

the presence of the Lord; at the Mercy and truth are met to-presence of the Lord of the whole gether: righteousness and peace earth. have kissed each other.

The heavens have declared his Truth shall flourish out of the righteousness, and all the people earth, and righteousness hath have seen his glory. looked down from heaven. Confounded be all they that

Yea, the Lord shall show lov: worship carved innages, and that ing-kindness; and our land shall delight in vain gods: worship give her increase.

him, all ye gods. Righteousness shall go before Sion heard of it, and rejoiced ; him; and he shall direct bis go- and the daughters of Juda were ing in the way. !

Iglad, because of thy judgmenis, . Psalm 93. Dominus regnavit.

O Lord. THE Lord is King, and bath For thou, Lord, art higher than

put on glorious apparel; the all that are in the earth; thou Lord hath put on bis apparel, ard art exalted far above all gods. girded himself with strength. Oye that love the Lord, see that

He hath made the round world ye 'hate the thing which is evil: so sure, that it cannot be moved. the Lord preserveth the souls of

Ever since the world began, his saints; he shall deliver them hath thy seat been prepared : from the hand of the ungodly. Thou art from everlasting: There is sprung up a light for

The foods are risen, O Lord. the righteous, and joyful gladness the floods have lift up their voice ; for such as are true-hearted. the floods lift up their waves. Rejoice in the Lord, ye righ

The waves of the sea are mighty, teous, and give thanks for a reand rage horribly; but yetthe Lord, membrance of his holiness. who dwelleth on high, is mightier. Thy testimonies, O Lord, are

SELECTION IX. very sure: holiness becometh Psalm 8. Domine, Dominus noster. thine house for ever.

O Lord, our Governor, bow exPsalm 97. Dominus regnavit. cellent is thy name in all the THE Lord is King, the earth world; thou that hast set thy glo.

may be glad thereof; yea, fry above the heavens ! the multitude of the isles may be Out of the mouth of very babes glad thereof.

and sucklings hast thou ordained Clouds and darkness are round strength, because of thine eneabout him; righteousness and mies, that thou mightest still the judgment are the habitation of enemy and the avenger. his seat.

For I will consider thy heaThere shall go a fire before vens, even the works of thy fin.


gers; the moon and the stars For he spake, and it was done; which thou hast ordained. he commanded, and it stood fast.

What is man, that thou art From Psalm 147. Laudate Dominum. mindful of him ? and the son of Praise the Lord, for it is a man, that thou visitest bim?

good thing to sing praises on. Thou madest him lower than to our God; yea, a joyful and the angels, to crown him with pleasant thing it is to be thankful. glory and worship.

The Lord doth build up Jeru. Thou makest him to have do-salem, and gather together the minion of the works of thy hands, outcasts of Israel. and thou hast put all things in He healeth those wbo are bro. subjection under his feet; ken in heart, and giveth medi

All sheep and oxen; yea, and cine to heal their sickness the beasts of the field;

He telleth the number of the The fowls of the air, and the stars, and calleth them all by fishes of the sea; and whatsoever their names. walketh through the paths of the Great is our Lord, and great is

his power; yea, and his wisdom O Lord, our Governor, how is infinite. excellent is thy name in all the The Lord setteth up the meek, world!

and bringeth the ungodly down From Psalm 33. Erultate, justi.

to the ground. REJOICE' in the Lord, o ye O sing unto the Lord with

righteous; for it becometh thanksgiving; sing praises upon well the just to be thankful. the harp unto our God;

Praise the Lord with harp; sing Who covereth the heaven with praises unto him with the lute, clouds, and prepareth rain for the and instrument of ten strings. earth; and maketh the grass to

Sing unto the Lord a new song; grow upon the mountains, and the sing praises unto him with a good herb for the use of men : courage.

Who giveth fodder unto the For the word of the Lord is cattle, and feedeth the young true, and all his works are faith- ravens that call upon him. ful.

The Lord's delight is in those He loveth righteousness and who fear him, and put their trust judgment; the earth is full of the in bis mercy. goodness of the Lord.

Praise the Lord, O JerusaBy the word of the Lord werelem ; praise thy God. O Sion. the heavens made, and all the For be hath made fast the hars hosts of them by the breath of of thy gates, and hath blessed thy his mouth.

children within thee. He gathereth the waters of the He maketh peace in thy borsea together, as it were upon an ders, and filleth thee with the heap; and layeth up the deep, as four of wheat. in a treasure-house.

He sendeth forth bis commandLet all the earth fear the Lord; ment upon the earth. and his stand in awe of him, all ye that word runneth very swiftly dwell in the world :

He giveth snow like wool, and

scattereth the hoar-frost like Psalm 148. Laudate Dominum. ashes.

O Praise the Lord of heaven; He casteth forth his ice like praise him in the height. morsels; who is able to abide his Praise him, all ye angels of his ; frost?

praise him, all his host. He sendeth out his word, and

Praise him, sun and moon; melteth them: be bloweth with praise him, all ye stars and light. bis wind, and the waters flow.

Praise him, all ye heavens, and He showeth his word unto Ja-Tye waters that are above the dob, his statutes and ordinances heavens. unto Israel.

Let them praise the name of He hath not dealt so with any the Lord ; for he spake the word, Nation; neither have the heathen and they were made; he comknowledge of his laws. manded, and they were created From Psalm 57. Miserere mei, Deus.

He hath made them fast for SET up thyself, O God, above everandever; he hath given them

the heavens; and thy glory a law which shall not be broken. above all the earth.

Praise the Lord upon earth, My heart is fixed, O God, my ye dragons, and all deeps; heart is fixed; I will sing and

Fire and hail, snow and vagive praise.

pours, wind and storm, fulfilling Awake up, my glory; awake, his word; lute and harp: I myself will a

Mountains and all hills; fruit wake right early.

ful trees and all cedars; I will give thanks unto thee, O

Beasts and all cattle; worms Lord, among the people, and i and feathered fowls ; will sing unto thee among the Kings of the earth and all people; nations.

princes and all judges of the world, For the greatness of thy mercy

Young men and maidens, old reacheth unto the heavens, and men and children, praise the thy truth unto the clouds. name of the Lord; for his name

Set up thyself, O God, above only is excellent, and his praise the heavens ; and thy glory above heaven and earth. above all the earth.

· He shall exalt the horn of his

people : all his saints shall praise SELECTION X.

him ; even the children of Israel, From Psalm 96. Cantate Domino. Sing unto the Lord a new

even the people that serveth him. song; sing unto the Lord, all From Psalm 149. Cantate Domino. tbe whole earth.

O Sing unto the Lord a new Sing unto the Lord, and praise song ; let the congregation of his name; be telling of his salva-saints praise him. tion from day to day.

Let Israel rejoice in him that Declare his honour unto the made him; and let the children heathen, and his wonders unto of Sion be joyful in their King. all people.

Let them praise his name in For the Lord is great, and can- the dance; let them sing praises not worthily be praised; he is unto him with tabret and harp. more to be feared than all gods. For the Lord bath pleasure in

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