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his people, and helpeth the meek-mighty. I have exaltedone chosen hearted.

out of the people. Psalm 150. Laudate Dominum. I will set his dominion in the sea, O Praise God in his holiness, and his right hand in the floods. praise him in the firmament

And I will make him my first of his power. Praise him in his noble acts; earth.

born, bigher than the kings of the praise him according to his excel The Lord said unto my Lord, jent greatness.

Sit thou on my right hand, will Praise him in the sound of the make thine enemies thy footstool. trumpet; praise him upon the lute

The Lord sball send the rod of and harp

thy power out of Sion ; be thou Praise him in the cymbals and ruler, even in the midst among dances ; praise him upon the thine enemies. strings and pipe.

In the day of thy power shall Praise him upon the well-tuned the people offer ibee free-will cymbals ; praise pim upon the offerings with an holy worship: Joud cymbals.

the dew of thy birth is of the Let every thing that hath breath womb of the morning. praise the Lord.

The Lord sware, and will not * Portions of Psalms, to be sung or said, at Morning Pray,r, on certain Feasts repent, Thou art a priest for ever, and Fasts, instead of the Venite Exul- after the order of Melchizedech. temus, when any of the foregoirg Silections are to follow instead of the ASH WEDNESDAY. Psalms, as in the Table.

From Psalm 32, 38, 130.
CHRISTMAS-DAY.

BLESSED is lie whose urrigh;
From Psalms 45, 89, 110.

teousness is forgiven, and THY seat, O God, endureth for whose sin is covered.

ever; the sceptre of thy king. Blessed is the man unto whom dom is a right sceptre

the Lord imputeth no sin, and in Thou hast loved righteousness, whose spirit there is no guile. and hated iniquiiy; wherefore Put me not to rebuke, O Lord, God, even thy God, bath anointed in thine anger; neither chasten thee with the oil of gladness above me in thy heavy displeasure : thy fellows.

For tbine arrow's stick fast in My song shall he alway of the me, and thine band presseth me loving-kindness of the Lord; with sore. my mouth will I ever be showing My wickedness are gone over thy truth, from one generation to my head, and are like a sore buranother.

den, too heavy for me to bear. For I have said. Mercy shall be I will confess my wickednes set up for ever; thy truth shalt and be sorry for my sin. thou establish in the heavens. Haste thee to help me, O Lord

The Lord is our defence; the God of my salvation. holy One of Israel is our king. Out of the deep have I called

Thou spakest some time in vi- unto thee, O Lord; Lord, bear sions unto thy saints, and saidst, 1 my voice. have laid help upon one that is! Let thine ears be attentive to

the voice of my supplications. In the volume of the book it

If thou, Lord, shouldest be ex- is written of me, that I should treme to mark what is done amiss, (fulfil thy will, O my God: I am O Lord, who shall stand ? content to do it; yea, thy law is

But there is forgiveness with within my heart. thee, that thou mayest be feared.

ASCENSION-DAY.
GOOD FRIDAY.

From Psalms 24, 47,
From Psalms 22, 69, 10. L!

IFT up your heads, O ye gates; My God, my God, look upon and be ye lift up, ye everlast

me: why hast thou forsaken ing doors, and the King of glory me? , and art so far from my shall come in. health, and from the words of my Who is the King of glory? the complaint ?

Lord strong and mighty; even But thon art holy, O thou that the Lord mighty in battle. inhabitest the praises of Israel. Lift up your beads, O ye gates;

I am a worm, and no man; aand be ye lift up, ye everlasting reproach of men, and despised of doors, and the King of glory shall the people.

come in. All they that see ise laugh me Who is the King of glory? even to scorn; they shoot out the lip, the Lord of hosts, he is the King they shake the head, saying, of glory.

He trusted in God, that he O clap your hands together, all would deliver him; let him deliv- ye people; shout unto God with er him, if he will have him. the voice of triumph.

The counsel of the wicked lay For the Lord most high is tereth siege against me; they pierced rible; he is a great King over all my hands and my feet,

the earth. They part my garments amongl God is gone up with a shout; the them, and cast lots upon my ves. Lord with the sound of a trumpet. ture.

Sing praises to God, sing praisBut be not thou far from me, o es; sing praises unto our King, Lord: 0 my strength, haste thee sing praises. to help me.

God reigneth over the heathen: Thy rebuke hath broken my God sitteth upon the throne of heart; I am full of heaviness : Ithis holiness. looked for some to have pity on The princes of the people are me, but there was no man ; nei- gathered together, even the peother found I any to comfort me. ple of the God of Abraham ; for

They gave me gall to eat; and ihe shields of the earth belong unwben I was thirsty, they gave me to God: He is greatly exalted. vinegar to drink. Sacrifice and meat-offering thou

WHITSUNDAY. wouldest not; but mine' ears hast

From Psalms 2. 68. thou opened.

Will declare the decree; the Burnt-offerings and sacrifice Lord hath said unto me Thou for sin hast thou not required : art my Son, this day bave I be Then said I, LO, I come;

(gotten thee.

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Desire of me, and I shall give. Thou hast ascended on high ; thee the heathen for thine inhe- thou hast led captivity captive; ritance, and the utmost parts of thou bast received gifts for men; the earth for thy possession. yea, for the rebellious also, that

Be wise now, therefore, O ye the Lord God might dwell among kings; be instructed, ye judges of them. the earth.

Blessed be the Lord, who daily Serve the Lord with fear, and loadeth us with benefits; even the rejoice with trembling.

God of our salvation. Sing unto God, sing praises to Sing unto God, ye kingdoms bis name: extol him that rideth of the earth : 0 sing praises unto upon the heavens by his name the Lord; Jah, and rejoice before him. To him that rideth upon the

Thou, O God, sentest a gra-heaven of heavens, which were cious rain upon thine inberitance, of old: Lo, he dotb send out his and refreshedst it when it was voice, and that a mighty voice. weary.

Ascribe the strength unto God; The Lord gave the word; great his excellency is over Israel, and was the company of those that his strength is in the clouds. published it.

O God, thou art terrible out of Though ye have lain among the thy holy places; the God of Israel pots, yet shall ye be as the wings is he that giveth strength and of a dove, covered with silver, power unto his people : Blessed, and her feathers with yellow gold. be God.

THE PSALTER,

OR

PSALMS OF DAVID,

1

The First Day.

5 As for the ungodly, it is not so MORNING PRAYER. with them ; but they are like the Psalm 1: Beatus vir, qui non abiit. chaff, which the wind-scattereth BLESSED is the man that hath away from the face of the earth. not walked in the counsel of

6. Therefore the ungodly shall the ungodly, nor stood in the not be able to stand in the judgway of sinners, and hath not sat ment; neither the sinners in the in the seat of the scornful :

congregation of the righteous. 2 But his delight is in the law 7 But the Lord knoweth the of the Lord, and in his law will he way of the righteous; and the way exercise himself day and night. of the ungodly shall perish.

3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the water-side, that will

Psalm 2. Quare fremuerunt gentes? bring forth his fruit in due season: WHY do the heathen so fu

4 His leaf also shall bot wither; riously rage together? and and look, whatsoever he doeth, why do the people imagine a vain it shall prosper.

Ithing?

2 The kings of the earth stand my voice, and he heard me out of up, and the rulers take counsel bis holy hill. together agrúnst the Lord, and 5 I laid me down and slept, against his Anointed :

and rose up again; for the Lord 3 Let us break their bonds sustained me. asunder, and cast away their 6 I will not be afraid for ten cords from us.

thousands of the people, that have 4 He that dwelleth in heaven set themselves against me round shall laugh them to scorn : the about. Lord shall have them in derision. 7 Up, Lord, and help me, O my

5 Then shall he speak unto God; for thou smitest all mine them in his wrath, and vex them enemies upon the cheek bone: in his sore displeasure.

thou hast broken the teeth of the 6 Yet have I set my King upon ungodly. my holy hill of Sion.

8 Salvation belongeth unto the 7 I will preach the law, where Lord ; and thy blessing is upon of the Lord hath said unto me, thy people. Thou art my Son, this day have Psalm 4. Cum invocarem. I begotten thee.

HEAR me, when I call, O God 8 Desire of me, and I shall give of my rightenusness : thou thue the heathen for thine inhe-hast set me at liberty, when I was ritance, and the utınost parts of in trouble; have mercy upon me, the earth for thy possession.

and hearken unto my prayer. 9 Thou shalt bruise them with 2 0 ye sons of men, how long a rod of iron, and break them in will ye blaspheme mine honour, pieces like a potter's vessel. and have such pleasure in vanity,

10 Be wise now therefore, O and seek after falsehood ? ye kings; be learned, ye that are 3 Know this also, that the Lord judges of the earth.

hath chosen to himself the man ii Serve the Lord in fear, and that is godly: when I call upon rejoice unto him with reve- the Lord he will hear me.

4 Stand in awe, and sin not ; 12 Kiss the Son, lest he be an- commune with your own heart, gry, and so ye perish from the and in your chamber, and be still. right way: if his wrath be kin 5 Ofer the sacrifice of righdled, yea but a little, blessed are all teousness, and put your trust in they that put their trust in him the Lord. Psalm 3. Domine, quid multiplicati?

6 There be many that say, LORD, how are they increased Who will show us any good?

that trouble me? many are 7 Lord, list thou up the light of they that rise agaiost me. thy countenance upon us.

2 Many one there be that say 8 Thou bast put gladness in my of my soul, There is no help for heart, since the time that their bim in his God.

corn, and wine, and oil increased. 3 But thou, O Lord, art my de. 9 I will lay me down in peace, fender; thou art my worship, and take my rest; for it is thou and the lifter up of my head. Lord only that makest me dwell

4 1 did call upon the Lord with in safety.

rence.

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Psalm 3. Verba mea auribus. 13 For thou, Lord. wilt give PONDER my words, O Lord, thy blessing unto the righteous,

consider my meditation. and with thy favourable kindness 20 hearken thou unto the wilt thou defend him, as with a voice of my calling, my King, and shield. my God: for unto thee will i

EVENING PRAYER. make my prayer.

Psalm 6. Domine, ne in furore. 3 My voice shalt thou hear betimes, ó Lord ; early in the morn. O Lord, rebuke me not in thine

indignation, neither chasten ing will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.

me in thy displeasure. 4 Forthou art the God that hast Lord, for I am weak: 0 Lord,

2 Have mercy upon no pleasure in wickedness; neither shall any evildwell with thee.

heal me, for my bones are vexed. 5 Such as be foolish, shall not but, Lord, how long wilt thou

3 My soulalso is sore troubled : stand in thy sight; for thou hatest all thern that work vanity.

punish me?

4 Turn thee, O Lord, and de6 Thou shalt destroy them that speak lies : The Lord will abhor

liver my soul ; O save me, for thy

mercies' sake : both the blood-thirsty and deceitful man.

5 Forin death no man remem7 But as for me, I will come

bereth thee; and who will give into thine house, even upon the thee thanks in the pit? multitude of thy mercy, and in

6 I am weary of my groaning : thy fear will i'worship toward every night wash I my bed, and thy holy temple.

water my couch with my tears. 8 Lead me, O Lord, in thy

7 My beauty is gone for very righteousness, because of mine

trouble, and worn away because enemies ; make thy way plain of all mine enemies. before my face.

8 Away from me, all ye that 9 For there is no faithfulness

work vanity; for the Lord bath in his mouth; their inward parts heard the voice of my weeping.

9 The Lord bath heard my are very wickedness. 10 Their throat is an open se

petition ; the Lord will receive pulchre; they flatter with their my prayer.

10 All mine enemies sball be tongue.

confounded, and 11 Destroy thou them, O God;

sore vexed; Jet them perish through their own

they shall be turned back, and imaginations; cast them out input to shame suddenly the multitude of their ungodli

Psalm 7. Domine, Deus meus. ness, for they have rebelled O Lord, my God, in thee have against thee.

I put my trust : save me from 12 And let all them that put all them that persecute me, and their trust in thee rejoice : they deliver me; shall ever be giving of thanks. 2 Lest he devour my soul like because thou defendest them ; a lion, and tear it in pieces, while they that love thy name shall be there is none to help. joyful in thee:

3 O Lord my God, if I hay

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