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done any such thing; or if there up a pit, and is fallen himself into be any wickedness in my hands; the destruction that he made for

4 If I have rewarded evil unto other. him that dealt friendly with me ; 17 For his travail shall come yea, I bave delivered him that upon his own head, and his wickwithout any cause is mine enemy; edness sball fall on his own pate.

j Then let mine enemy perse 18 I will give thanks unto the cute my soul, and take me; yea, Lord, according to his righteouset him tread my life down upon ness; and I will praise the name the earth, and lay mine honour of the Lord most high. in the dust.

Psalm 8. Domine, Dominus noster. 6 Stand up, O Lord, in thy O Lord, our Governor, how exwrath, and lift up thyself, because cellent is thy name in all the of the indignation of mine ene- world ; thou that hast set thy mies; arise up for me in the judg-glory above the heavens.! ment that thou hast commanded : 2 Out of the mouth of very

7 And so shall the congre- babes and sucklings hast thou or. gation of the people come about dained strength, because of thine thee : for their sakes therefore enemies, that thou mightest still lift up thyself again.

the enemy and the avenger. 8 The Lord shall judge the 3 For I will consider thy hea. people : give sentence with me, vens, even the works of thy fin. O Lord, according to my righte- gers; the moon and the stars ousness, and according to the in- which thou hast ordained. nocency that is in me.

4 What is man, that thou art 9 0 let the wickedness of the mindful of him ? and the son of ungodly come to an end; but man, that thou visitest him? guide thou the just.

5 Thou inadest him lower than 10 For the righteous God tri- the angels, to crown him with eth the very hearts and reins. glory and worship.

11 My help cometh of God, 6 Thou makest him to have do. who preserveth them that are minion of the works of thy hands: true of heart.

and thou hast put all things in 12 God is a righteous judge, subjection under bis feet; strong, and patient; and God is 7 All sheep and oxen; yea, and provoked every day.

the beasts of the field; 13 If a man will not turn, he 8 The fowls of the air, and the will whet his sword; he hath bent fishes of the sea; and whatsoever his bow, and made it-ready. walketh through the paths of the

14 He bath prepared for him seas. the instruments of death; he or 9 O Lord, our Governor, how daineth his arrows against the excellent is thy name in all the persecutors.

world! 15 Behold, he travaileth with mischief; he hath conceived sor

The second Day.

MORNING PRAYER. row, and brought forth ungod Psalm 9. Confitebor tibi. Tiness.

I will give thanks unto thee, O 16 He hath graven and digged Lord, with my whole beart; I

will speak of all thy marvellous daughter of Sion : I will rejoice works.

in thy salvation. 2 I will be glad and rejoice in 15 The heatben are sunk down thee; yea, my songs will I makeof in the pit that they made ; in the thy name, o thou Most Highest. same net which they hid privily

3 While mine enemies are dri-is their foot taken. ven back, they shall fall and pe 16 The Lord is known to exerish at thy presence :

cute judgment; the ungodly is 4 Forihou bast maintained my trapped in the work of his own right and my cause ; thou art set bands. in the throne that judgest right.. 17 The wicked shall be turned

5 Thou hast rebuked the hea. into hell, and all the people that then, and destroyed the ungodly; forget God. thou hast put out their name for 18 For the poor shall not alway ever and ever.

be forgotten; the patient abiding 6 O thou enemy, destructions of the meek shall not perish for are come to a perpetual end ; ever. even as the cities which thou hast 19 Up, Lord, and let not man destroyed, their memorial is pe- have the upper hand; let the rished with them.

heathen be judged in thy sight. 7 But the Lord shall endure 20 Put them in fear, O Lord, for ever; he hath also prepared that the heathen may know themhis seat for judgment.

selves to be but men. 8 For he shall judge the world

Ut quid, Domine? in righteousness, and minister WHY standest thou so far off, true judgment unto the peo O Lord, and hidest thy face ple :

in the needful time of trouble? 9 The Lord also will be a de 2 The ungodly, for his own fence for the oppressed, even a lust, doth persecute the poor: let refuge in due time of trouble. them be taken in the crafty wili

10 And they that know thy ness that they have imagined. name will put their trust in thee; 3 For the ungodly hath made for thou, Lord, hast never failed boast of his own heart's desire, them that seek thee.

and speaketh good of the covet. 11 O praise the Lord which ous, whom God abhorreth. dwelleth in Sion; show the peo- 4 The ungodly is so proud, that ple of his doings:

he careth not for God, neither is 12 For when he maketh inqui- God in all his thoughts. sition for blood, be remembereth 5 His ways are alway grievthem, and forgetteth-notthe com- ous; thy judgments are far above plaint of the poor.

out of his sight, and therefore de13 Have mercy upon me, O fietb be all his enemies. Lord; consider the trouble which 6 For he hath said in his heart, I suffer of them that hate me, Tush, I shall never be cast down, thou that liftest me up from the there shall no harm happen unto gates of death;

14 That I may show all thy 7 His mouth is full of curspraises within the ports of theling, deceit, and fraud; under his

Psalm 10.

me.

never see it.

tongue is ungodliness and vanity. Psalm 11. In Domino con fido.

8° He sitteth lurking in the IN the Lord put I my trust; how thievish corners of the streets, say ye then to my soul, that she and privily in his lurking dens should flee as a bird unto the hill? doth he murder the innocent; his 2 For lo, the ungodly bend eyes are set against the poor. their bow, and make ready their

9 For he liech waiting secretly; arrows within the quiver, that even as a lion lurketh be in his they may privily shoot at them den, that he may ravish the poor. which are true of beart.

10 He both ravish the poor, 3 For the foundations will be when he getteth him into his net. cast down; and what hath the

11 He falleth down and hum-righteous done? bleth hinaself, that the congrega 4 The Lord is in his holy temtion of the poor may fall into the ple; the Lord's seat is in heaven. hands of his captains.

5 His eyes consider the poor, 12 He hath said in his heart, and his eye-lids try the children Tush, God hath forgotten; he of men. hideth away his face, and he will 6 The Lord alloweth the righ

teous; but the ungodly, and him 13 Arise, O Lord God, and lift that delighteth in wickedness. up thine hand; forget not the poor. doth his soul abhor. 14 Wherefore shall the wick

7 Upon the ungodly he shall ed blaspheme God, while be doth rain snares, fire and brimstone, say in his heart, Tush, thou God storm and tempest: this shall be carest not for it?

their portion to drink. 15 Surely thou hast seen it; for 8 For the righteous Lord loveth thou beholdest ungodliness and righteousness : his countenance wrong,

will behold the thing that is just. 16 That thou mayest take the

EVENING PRAYER. inatter into thy hand: the poor Psalm 12. Salvum me fac. committeth himself unto thee; HELP me, Lord, for there is for thou art the helper of the not one godly man left; for i friendless.

the faithful are minished from 17 Break thou the power of the among the children of men. ungodly and malicious; take 2 They talk of vanity every away his ungodliness, and thou one with his neighbour; they do shalt find none.

but flatter with their lips, and 18 The Lord is King for ever dissemble in their double heart. and ever, and the heathen are 3 The Lord shall root out all perished out of the land. deceitful lips, and the tongue that

19 Lord, thou hast heard the speaketh proud things: desire of the poor; thou prepar

4 Which have said, With our est their heart, and thine ear tongue will we prevail ; we are bearkeneth thereto.

they that ought to speak : who is 20 To help the fatherless and Lord over us? poor unto their right, that the 5 Now, for the comfortless trouman of the earth be no more ex-bles sake of the needy, and because alted against them.

of the deep sighing of the poor,

6 I will up, saith the Lord, and 4 But they are all gone out of will help every one from him the way, they are altogether bethat swelleth against him, and will come abominable ; there is none set him at rest.

that doeth good, no not one. 7 The words of the Lord are 5 Their throat is an open sepure words, even as the silver pulcbre; with their tongues have which from the earth is tried, and they deceived: the poison of asps purified seven times in the fire. is under their lips.

8 Thou shalt keep them, o 6 Their mouth is full of cursing Lord; thou shalt preserve him and bitterness; their feet are swift from this generation for ever. to shed blood.

9 The ungodly walk on every 7 Destruction and unhappiness side : when they are exalted, the is in their ways, and the way of children of men are put to re-peace have they not known; there buke.

is no fear of God before theireyes. Psalm 13. Usque quo, Domine ? 8 Have they no knowledge, that How long wilt thou forget me, they are all such workers of mis

O Lord ; for ever? how long chief, eating up my people as it wilt thou hide thy face from me ? were bread, and call not upon the

2 How long shall I seek counsel Lord ? on my soul, and be so vexed in my 9 There were they brought in heart? How long shall mine ere- great fear, even where no fear mies triumph over me? was; for God is in the generation

3 Consider, and hear me, Olof the righteous. Lord my God; lighten mine eyes, 10 As for you, ye have made a that I sleep not in death; mock at the counsel of the poor;

4 Lest mine enemy say, I have because he putteth his trust in prevailed against him: for if I be the Lord. cast down, they that trouble me 11 Who shall give salvation unwill rejoice at it.

to Israel out of Sion ? When the 5 But my trust is in thy mercy, Lord turneth the captivity of his and my heart is joyful in thy sal- people, then shall Jacob rejoice, 1 vation.

and Israel shall be glad. 6 I will sing of the Lord, because

The third Day. · he hath dealt so lovingly with me; MORNING PRAYER. yea, I will praise the name of the

Psalm 15. Domine, quis habitabit ? i Lord most Highest.

LORD, who shall dwell in thy Psalm 14. Dixit insipiens.

tabernacle? or who shall rest THE foo! bath said in his heart, upon thy holy bill? There is no God.

2 Even he that leadeth an un2 They are corrupt, and become corrupt life, and doeth the thing abominable in their doings; there which is right, and speaketh the is none that doeth good, no not truth from his heart: one.

3 He that hath used no deceit 3 The Lord looked down from in bis tongue, nor done evil to "heaven upon the children of men, his neighbour, and hath not slan"to see if there were any that would dered his neighbour : landerstand, and seek after God: He that setteth not by bior

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self; but is lowly in his own eyes, there is pleasure for evermore. and inaketh much of them ihat Psalm 17. Eraudi, Domine. fear the Lord :

HEAR the right, O Lord, con5 He that sweareth unto his sider my complaint, and hearneighbour, and disappointeth himn ken unto my prayer, that goeth not, though it were to his own not out of feigned lips. hindrance :

2 Let my sentence come forth 6 He that hath not given his from thy presence, and let thine money upon usury, nor taken re-eyes look upon the thing that is ward against the innocent: equal.

7 Whoso doeth these things 3 Thou bast proved and visited shall never fall.

mine heart in the night season; Psalm 16. Conserva me, Domine. thou hast tried me, and shalt find PRESERVE me, O God; for no wickedness in me; for I am

in thee have I put my trust. utterly purposed that my mouth 20 my soul, thou hast said unto shall not offend. the Lord, Thou art my God; my 4 Because of men's works that goods are nothing unto thee. are done against the words of thy

3 All my delight is upon the lips, I have kept me from the saints that are in the earth, and ways of the destroyer. upon such as excel in virtue. 50 hold thou up my goings in

4 But they that run after ano-thy paths, that my footsteps slip ther God shall have great trouble. not.

5 Their drink-offerings of blood 6 I have called upon thee, o will I not offer, neithermake men. God, for thou shalt hear me: intion of their names within my lips. cline thine earto me, and hearken

6 The Lord himself is the por- unto my words. tion of mine inheritance,and of my 7 Show thy marvellous loving cup; thou shalt maintain my lot, kindness, thou that art the Sa

7 The lot is fallen unto me in a viour of them which put their fair ground; yea, I have a goodly trust in thee, from such as resist heritage.

thy right hand. 8 I will thank the Lord for giv 8 Keep me as the apple of an ing me warning; my reins also eye; hide me under the shadow chasten me in the night season. of thy wings,

9 I have set God always before 9 From the ungodly, that trouble me; for he is on my right hand, me; mine enemies compass me therefore I shall not fall. round about, to take away my

10 Wherefore my heart was soul. giad, and my glory rejoiced; my 10 They are enclosed in their Hesh also shall rest in bope. own fat, and their mouth speak

11 For why? thou shalt not eth proud things. leave my soul in hell; neither 11 They lie waiting in our way shalt thou suffer thy Holy One to on every side, turning their eyes see corruption.

down to the ground. 12 Thou shalt show me the path 12 Like as a lion that is greedy of life: in thy presence is the ful- of his prey, and as it were a lion's mess of joy, and at tby right hand whelp lurking in secret places. ;

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