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O Lord, thou knowest all my 2 I will keep my mouth as it desire; and my groaning is not were with a bridle, while the un. hid from thee.

godly is in my sight. 10 My heart panteth, my 3 i held my tongue, and spake strength hath failed ine, and the nothing: I kept silence, yea, sight of mine eyes is gone from me. even from good words; but it

11 My lovers and my neigh-was pain and grief to me. bours did stand looking upon my

4 My heart was hot within me: trouble, and my kinsmen stood and while I was thus musing the afar off.

fire kindled, and at the last I 12 They also that sought after spake with my tongue: my life, laid snares for me; and 5 Lord, let me know my end, they that went about to do me and the number of my days, that evil, talked of wickedness, and I may be certified how long I imagined deceit all the day long. have to liwe.

13 As for me, I was like a deaf 6 Behold, thou hast made my man, and heard not; and as one days as it were a span long, and that is dumb, who doth not open mine •age is even as nothing in his mouth.

respect of thee; and verily every 14 I became even as a man mail kving is altogether vanity : that heareth not, and in whose 7 For man walketh in a vain mouth are no reproofs. shadow, and disquieteth himself

15 For in thee, O Lord, have in vain; he heapeth up riches, I put my trust ; thou shalt answer and cannot tell who shall gather for me, O Lord, my God. them.

16 I have required that they, & And now, Lord, what is my even mine enemies, should not hope? truly my hope is even in triumph over me; for when my thee. foot slipt, they rejoiced greatly 9 Deliver me from all mine against me.

offences, and make me not a re17 And I truly am set in the buke unto the foolish. plague, and my heaviness is ever 10 I became dumb, and openin my sight:

ed not my mouth; for it was thy 18 For I will confess my wick-doing. edness, and be sorry for my sin. 11 Take thy plague away from

19 But mine enemies live, and me: I am even consumed by the are mighty; and they that hate me means of thy he hand. wrongfully are many in number. 12 When thou1 with rebukes

20 They also that reward evil dost chasten man for sin, thou for good are against me; because makest his beauty to consume I follow the thing that good is. away, like as it were a moth fret

21 Forsake me not, O Lord, my ting a garment: every man there. God, be not thou far from me. fore is but vanity.

22' Haste thee to help me, O 13 Hear my prayer, O Lord, Lord, God of my salvation. ·

and with thinc efrs consider my Psalm 39. Diri, Custodiam. calling; hold not thy peace at TSaid, I will take heed to my ways, my tears:

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thee, and a sojourner, as all my 12 I have not hid thy rightefathers were.

ousness within my heart; my 15 O spare me a little, that I talk hath been of thy truth, and may recover my strength, before of thy salvation. I go hence, and be no more 13' I have not kept back thy

loving mercy ard truth from the Psalm 40. Expectans expectavi. great congregation. I Waited patiently for the Lord, 14 Withdraw mot thou thy

and be inclined unto me, and mercy from me. O Lord ; let thy heard my calling.

loving-kindness and thy truth 2 He brought mc also out of the alway preserve me. horrible pit, out of the mire and 15 For innumerable troubles clay, and set my feet upon the are come about me; my sins rock, and ordered my goings. have taken such hold upon me,

3 And he hath put a new song that I am not able to look up; in my mouth, even a thanksgiv- yea, they are more in number ing unto our God.

liban the hairs of my head, and 4 Many shall see it, and fear, my heart hath failed me. and shall put their trust the 16 O Lord, let it be thy plea. Lord.

sure to deliver me; make haste, 5 Blessed is the man that hath O Lord, to help me. set his hope in the Lord, and 17 Let them be ashamed, and turned not into the proud, and confounded together, that seek to such as go about with lies. after my soul to destroy it; let

6 O Lord, my God, great are them be driven backward, and the wondrous works which thou put to rebuke, that wish me hast done; like as be also thy evil. thoughts, which are to us-ward; 18 Let them be desolate, and and yet there is no man that or rewarded with shame, that say dereth them unto thee.

unto me, Fie upon thee, fie upua 7 If I should declare them, and thee. speak of them, they should be 19 Let all those that seek thee, more than I am able to express. be joyful and glad in thee ; and

8 Sacrifice and meat-offering let such as love thy salvation, say thou wouldest not, but mine eare alway, The Lord be praised. hast thou opened.

20 As for me, I am poor and 9 Burnt-offerings and sacrifice needy ; but the Lord careth for, for sin bast thou not required : me. then said I, Lo, I come.

21 Thou art my helper and rou 10 'In the volume of the book deemer; make no long tarrying, it is written of me, that I should o my God. fulfil thy will. O my God: I am EVENING PRAYER. content to do it; yea, thy law is Psalm 41. Beatus qui intelligit. within my heart

BLESSED is he that consider. il I have declared thy righte. eth the poor and needy ; the ousness in the great congregation : Lord shall deliver him in the time 1o, I will not refrain my lips, Olof trouble. Lord, and that thou kuowest. 2 The Lord preserve him, and

keep him alive, that he may be 3 My tears have been my meat blessed upon earth ; and deliver day and night, while they daily say not thou him into the will of his unto me, Vhere is now thy God? enemies.

4 Now when I think there. 3 The Lord comfort him when upon, 1 pour out my heart by he lieth sick upon his bed; make myself; for I went with the multhou all his bed in his sickness. Ititude, and brought them forth

4 I said, Lord, be mercifal unto into the house of God; me; heal my soul, for I have 5 In the voice of praise and sinned against thee.

thanksgiving, among such as keep 5 Mine enemies speak evil of holy-day. me; When shall be die, and his 6 Why art tho!ı so full of heaname perish ?

viness, O my soul? and why art 6 And if be come to see me, thou so disquieted within me? he speaketh vanity, and his beart 7 Put thy trust in God; for I conceiveth falsehood within him will yet give him thanks for the seif; and when be cometh forth, help of his countenance. he telleth it.

8 My God, my soul is vexed 7 All mine enemies whisper within me; therefore will I retogether against me, even against member thee concerning the land me do they imagine this evil. of Jordan, and the little hill of

8 Let the sentence of guilti-Herịnon. ness proceed against him, and 9 One deep calleth another, now that he lieth, let him rise up because of the noise of the water

pipes; all thy waves and storms 9 Yea, even mine own familiar are gone over me. friend whom I trusted, who did 10 The Lord hath granted his also eat of my bread, bath faid loving-kindness in the day-time, great wait for me.

and in the night-season did I sing 10 But be thou merciful unto of him, and made my prayer unme, O Lord; raise thou me up to the God of my life. again, and I shall reward them. 11 I will say unto the God of

11 By this I know thou favour- my strength, Why hast thou forest me, that mine enemy doth gotten me? Why go I thus heanot triumph agaii:st me. vily, while the enemy oppress

12 And when I am in my eth me? health, thou upholdest me, and 12 My bones are smitten asunshall set me before thy face for der as with a sword, while mine

enemies that trouble me cast me 13 Blessed be the Lord God of in the teeth; Israel, world without end. Amen... 13 Namely, while they say dai.

Psalm 42. Quemadmodum. ly unto me, Where is now thy God? LIKE as the hart desireth the 14 Why art thou so vexed, o

water-brooks, so longeth my my soul? and why art thou so soul after thee, O God.

disquieted within me? 2 My soul is athirst for God, 15 Orłt thy trust in God; for yea, even for the living God: I will yet thank him, which is the When shall I come to appear be help of my countenance, and may fore the presence of God? 'God.

no more.

ever.

Psalm 43. Judica me, Deus. 6 Through thee will we over. GIVE sentence with me, O God, throw our enemies, and in thy

and defend my cause against name will we tread them under the ungodly people; O deliver me that rise up against us. from the deceitful and wicked 7 For I will not trust in my man;

bow; it is not my sword that shall 2 For thou art the God of my help me. strength : why bast thou put me 8 But it is thou that savest us from thee? and why go I so from our enemies, and puttest heavily, while the enemy oppress-them to confusion that hale us. eth me?

9 We make our boast of God all 3 0 send out thy light and thy day long, and will praise thy truth, that they may lead me, and name for ever. bring me unto thy holy hill, and 10 But now thou art far off, and to thy dwelling.

puttest us to confusion; and goest 4 And that I may go unto the not forth with our armies. altar of God, even into the God 11 Thou makest us to turn our of my joy and gladness; and backs upon our enemies, so that upon the harp will I give thanks they which hate us spoil oorgoods. unto thee, O God, my God. 12 Thou lettest us be eaten up

5 Why art thou so heavy, Oslike sheep, and hast scattered us my soul? and why art thou so dis- among the heathen. quieted within me?

13 Thou sellest thy people for 6 O put thy trust in God; for nought, and takest no money for I will yet give him thanks, which them. is the help of my countenance, 14 Thou makest us to be res and my God.

buked of our neighbours, to be The ninth Day.

laughed to scorn, and had in de. MORNING PRAYER.

rision of them that are round Psalm 44. Deus, auribus.

about us WE have heard with our ears, 15 Thou makest us to be a by.

O God, our fathers have told wordamong the heathen, and that us what thou hast done in their the people shake their heads at us. time of old.

16 My confusion is daily before 2 How thou hast driven out the me, and the shame of my face heathen with thy hand, and plant- hath covered me; ed them in; how thou hast destroy 17 For the voice of the slaned the nations and cast them out. derer and blasphemer, for the

3 For they gat not the land in enemy and avenger. possession through their own 18 And though all this be come sword, neither was it their own upon us, yet do we not forget arm that helped them;

thee, nor behave ourselves fro. 4 But thy right hand, and thine wardly in thy covenant. arm, and the light of thy counte 19 Our heart is not turned back, nance; because thou hádst a fa- neither our steps gone out of thy vour unto them.

way ; 5 Thou art my King, O God; 20 No, not when thou hast send help unto Jacob. smitten us into the place of drac

gons, and covered us with the for ever; th - sceptre of thy kingo shadow of death.

dom is a right sceptre. 21 If we have forgotten the 8 Thou hast loved righteousname of our God, and holden up ness, and hated iniquity; whereour hands to any strange god, fore God, even thy God. hath shall not God search it out?for anointed thee with the oil of glad. he knoweth the very secrets of ness above thy fellows. the heart.

9. All thy garments smell of 22 For thy sake also are wekill- myrrlı, aloes, and cassia; out of ed all the day long, and are the ivory palaces, whereby they counted as sheep appointed to be have made thee glad. slain.

10 Kings daughters were among 23 Up, Lord, why sleepest thy honourable women; upon thy thou ? awake, and be not absent right hand did stand the queen from us for ever.

in a vesture of gold, wrought 24 Wherefore hidest thou thy about with divers colours. face, and forgettest our misery and 11 Hearken, o daughter, and trouble?

consider; incline thine ear; for25 For our soul is brought low, get also thine own people, and even unto the dust; our belly thy father's house. cleaveth unto the ground. 12 So shall the King have plea

26 Arise, and help us, and de- sure in thy beauty; for he is thy liver us, for thy mercies' sake. Lord God, and worship thou Psalm 45. Erctavit cor meum.

bim. My heart is inditing of a good 13 And the daughter of Tyre

matter; I speak of the things shall be there with a gift ; like as which I have made unto the the rich also among the people King.

shall make their supplication be2 My tongue is the pen a fore thee. roady writer.

14 The King's daughter is all 3 Thou art fairer than the chil- glorious within; her clothing is dren of men ; full of grace are thy of wrought gold. lips, because God hath blessed 15 She shall be brought unto thee for ever.

the King in raiment of needle. 4 Gird thee with thy sword work; the virgins that be her felupon thy thigh, Othou most low's shall bear her company, and mighty, according to thy worship shall be brought unto thee. and renown.

16 With joy and gladness shall 5 Good luck have thou with they be brought, and shall enter tbine honour : ride on, because of into the King's palace. the word of truth, of meekness and 17 Instead of thy fathers thou righteousness, and thy right hand shalt have children, whom thou shall teach thee terrible things. mayest muke princes in all lands.

6 Thy arrows are very sharp,l. 18 I will remember thy name and the people shall be subdued from one generation to another; unto thee, even in the midst therefore shall the people give among the King's enemies. thanks unto thee, world without

7 Thy seat, o God, endureth Jend.

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