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Psalm 46. Deus noster refugium. 3 He shall subdue the people GOD is our hope and strength, under us, and the nations under

a very present help in trouble. 2 Therefore will we not fear, 4 He shall choose out an heri. though the earth be moved, and tage for us, even the worship of though the hills be carried into Jacob, whom he loved. the midst of the sea.

5 God is gone up with a merry 3 Though the waters thereof noise, and the Lord with the rage and swell, and though the sound of the trump. mountains shake at the tempest 6 O sing praises, sing praises of the same.

unto our God; O sing praises, 4 The rivers of the flood thereof sing praises unto our King. shall make glad the city of God;

7 For God is the King of all the holy place of the tabernacle the earth : sing ye praises with of the most Highest.

understanding. 5 God is in the midst of her,

8 God reigneth over the heatherefore shall she not be remov- then ; God sitteth upon his holy ed; God shall help her, and that seat. right early.

9 The princes of the people 6 'The heathen make much ado, are joined unto the people of the and the kingdoms are moved; but God of Abraham ; for God, which God hath showed his voice, and is very high exalted, doth defend the earth shall melt away. the earth as it were with a shield. 7 The Lord of hosts is with us;

Psalm 48. Magnus Dominus. the God of Jacob is our refuge, a GREAT is the Lord, and highly

to be praised in the city of the works of the Lord, what de-lour God, even upon his holy bill. struction he hath brought uponi 2 The hill of Sion is a fair place, the earth.

and the joy of the whole earth; 9 He maketh wars to cease in

upon the north side lieth the city all the world; he breaketh the of the great King: God is well bow, and knappeth the spear in known in her palaces as a sure sunder, and burneth the chariots refuge. in the fire.

3 For lo, the kings of the earth 10 Be still then, and know that are gathered, and gone by together. Iam God: I will be exalted among 4. They marvelled to see such the beathen, and I will be exalted things; they were astonished, and in the earth.

suddenly cast down. 11 The Lord of hosts is with us; 5 Fear came there upon them; the God of Jacob is our refuge. and sorrow, as upon a woman in

her travail. Psalm 47. Omnes gentes, plaudite. 6 Thou shalt break the ships of

Clap your hands together, all the sea through the east wind.

ye people: 0 sing unto God 7 Like as we have heard, so with the voice of melody. bave we seen in the city of the

2 For the Lord is high, and to Lord of hosts, in the city of our be feared; he is the great King God; God upholdeth the same apon all the earth.

for ever


8 We wait for thy loving-kind-/also die and perish together, as ness, O God, in the midst of thy well as the ignorant and foolish, temple.

and leave their riches for other. 9' o God, according to thy 11 And yet they think that their name, so is thy praise unto the houses shall continue for ever, world's end ; thy right hand is and that their dwelling places full of righteousness.

shall endure from one generation 10 Let the mount Sion rejoice, to another; and call the lands and the daughter of Judah be after their own names. glad, because of thy judgments. 12 Nevertheless, man will not

11 Walk about Sion, and go abide in honour, seeing he may sound about her; and tell the be compared unto the beasts that towers thereof.

perish ; this is the way of them. 12 Mark well her bulwarks, 13 This is their foolishness, and set up ber houses, that ye may their posterity praise their saying. tell them that come after.

14 They lie in the hell like 13 For this God is our God for sheep; death gnaweth upon them, over and over: He shall be our and the righteous shall have doguide unto death.

minion over them in the morning: Psalm 49. Audite hæc, omnes. their beauty shall consurne in the O Hear ye this, all ye people; sepulchre out of their dwelling.

ponder it with your ears, all 15 But God hath delivered my ye that dwell in the world ; soul from the place of hell : for

2 High and low, rich and poor, he shall receive me. one with another.

16 Be not thou afraid, though 3 My mouth shall speak of wis- one be made rich, or if the glory dom, and my heart shall muse of of his house be increased; understanding.

17 For he shall carry nothing 4 I will incline mine ear to away with him when he dieth, the parable, and show my dark neither shall his pomp follow speech upon the harp.

him. 5 Wherefore should I fear in 18 For while he lived, he count. the days of wickedness, and when ed himself an happy man ; and so the wickedness of my heels com- long as thou doest well unto thypasseth me round about?

self, men will speak good of thee. 6 There be some that put their 19 He shall follow the generatrust in their goods, and boast tion of his fathers, and shall never themselves in the multitude of see light. their riches;

20 Man being in honour hath 7 But no man may deliver his no understanding, but is compara brother, nor make agreement un- ed unto the beast that perish. to God for himn : 8 For it cost more to redeem

The tenth Day. their souls ; so that he must let

MORNING PRAYER. that alone for ever;

Psalm 50. Deus deorum. 9 Yea, though he live long, and THE Lord, even the most see not the grave.

mighty God, hath spoken, 10 For lae seeth that wise men and called the world, from the


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rising up of the sun unto the go-God, Why dost thou preach my ing down thereof.

laws, and takest my covenant in 2 Out of Sion hath God ap- thy mouth; peared in perfect beauty.

17 Whereas thou hatest to be 3 Our God shall come, and shall reformed, and hast cast my words not keep silence; there shall go behind thee? before him a consuming fire, and 18 When thou sawest a thief, a mighty tempest shall be stirred thou consentedst unto him ; and up round about him.

hast been partaker with the adul4 He shall call the heaven from terers. above, and the earth, that he 19. Thou hast let thy n:outh may judge his people. speak wickedness, and with thy

5 Gather my saints together tongue thou bast set forth deceit. unto me; those that have made a 20 'fhou sattest and spakest covenant with me with sacrifice. against thy brother; yea, and hast

6 And the heavens shall declare slandered thine own mother's his righteousness; for God is son. judge himself.

21 These things hast tbon done, 7 Hear, O my people, and I and I held my tongue, and thou will speak; I nyself will testify thoughtest wiekedly, that I am against thee, O Israel; for I am even such a one as thyself: but I God, even thy God.

will reprove thee, and set before 8 I will not reprove thee be- thee the things that thou hast cause of thy sacrifices, or for thy done. burnt-offering; because they were 22 0 consider this, ye that fornot alway before me.

get God, lest I pluck you away, 9 I will take no bullock out of and there be none to deliver you. thine house, nor he-goat out of 23 Whoso ofiereth me thanks thy folds ;

and praise, he honoureth me, 10 For all the beasts of the and to him that ordereth his conforests are mine, and so are the versation right, will I show the cattle upon a thousand hills.

salvation of God; 11 I know all the fowls upon Psalm. 51. Miserere mer, Deus. the mountains, and the wild beasts HAVE mercy upon me, O God, of the field are in my sight. after thy great goodness, ac

12 If I be hungry, I will not cording to the multitude of thy tell thee; for the whole world is mercies do away mine offences. inine, and all that is therein. 2 Wash me thoroughly from

13 Thinkest thou that I would my wickedness; and cleanse me eat bull's flesh, and drink the from my sin; blood of goats ?

S For I acknowledge my faults, 14 Offer unto God thanksgiv- and my sin is ever before me. ing, and pay thy vows unto the 4 Against thee only have I sin. Most Highest,

ned, and done this evil in thy 15 And call upon me in the sight, that thou mightest be justime of trouble ; so will I hear titied in thy saying, and clear thee, and thou shalt praise me. when thou art judged. 16 But unto the ungodly said 5 Behold, I was shapen in wiel.


edness; and in sin hath my mo- tions; then shall they offer young ther conceived me.

bullocks upon thine altar. 6 But lo, thou requirest truth in Psalm 52. Quid gloriaris ? the inward parts, and shalt make WHY boastest, thou thyself,

thou tyrant, that thou canst cretly.

do mischief ? 7 'Thou shalt purge me with 2 Whereas the goodness of hyssop, and I shall be clean; thou God endureth yet daily. shalt wash me, and I shall be 3 Thy tongue imagineth wickwhiter than snow.

edness, and with lies thou cuttest 8 Thou shalt make me hear of like a sharp razor. joy and gladness, that the bones 4 Thou hast loved unrighteous. which thou hast broken may re-ness more than goodness, and to joice.

talk of lies more than righteous9 Turn thy face from my sins, ness. and put out all my misdeeds. 5 Thou hast loved to speak all

10 Make me a clean heart, 0 words that may do hurt, 0 thou God, and renew a right spirit false tongue. within me.

6 Therefore shall God destroy 11 Cast me not away from thy thee for ever; he shall take thee, presence, and take not thy Holy and pluck thee out of thy dwellSpirit from ine.

ing, and root thee out of the land 120 give me the comfort of thy of the living., belp again, and stablish' me with 7 The righteous also shall see thy free Spirit.

this, and fear, and shall laugh him 13 Then shall I teach thy ways to scorn : unto the wicked, and sinners shall 8 Lo, this is the man that took be converted unto thee.

not God for his strength; but 14 Deliver me from blood-guil- trusted unto the multitude of his tiness, O God, thou that art the riches, and strengthened himself God of my health; and my tongue in his wickedness. shall sing of thy righteousness. 9 As for me, I am like a green

15 Thou shalt open my lips, 0 olive-tree in the house of God; Lord, and my mouth shall show my trust is in the tender mercy thy praise.

of God for ever and ever. 16 For thou desirest no sacrifice, 10 I will always give thanks else would I give it thee; but thou unto thee for that thou hast done; delichtest not in burnt-offerings. and I will hope in thy name, for

17 The sacrifice of God is alby saints like it well. troubled spirit: a broken and con EVENING PRAYER. trite heart, O God, shalt thou not Psalın 53. Dixit insipiens. despise.

THE foolish body hath said in 18 O be favourable and gra bis heart, There is no God. cious unto Sion ; build thou the 2 Corrupt are they, and be. walls of Jerusalem.

come abominable in their wick19. Then shalt thou be pleased edness; there is none that doeth with the sacrifice of righteousness, good. with the burnt-offerings and obla-°3 God looked down from hea.

ven upon the children of men, to Psalm 55. Ecaudi, Deus. see if there were any that would HEAR my prayer, o God, and understand, and seek after God. hide not thyself from my

4 But they are all gone out petition. of the way, they are altogether 2 Take heed unto me, and become abominable ; there is also hear me, how I mourn in my none that doeth good, no not one. prayer, and am vexed.

5 Are they not without under 3 The enemy crieth so, and standing that work wickedness, the ungodly cometh on so fast; eating up my people as if they for they are minded to do mé 'would eat bread ? they have not some mischief, so maliciously are called upon God.

they set against me. 6 They were afraid, where no 4 My heart is disquieted with fear was; for God hath broken the in me, and the fear of death is bones of him that besieged thee ;sfallen upon me. thou hast put them to confusion, 5 Fearfulness and trembling are because God hath despised them. come upon me, and an horrible

7 Oh that the salvation were dread hath overwhelmed me. given unto Israel out of Sion! Oh 6 And I said, O that I had wings that the Lord would deliver his like a dove; for then would I flec people out of captivity! away, and be at rest.

8 Then should Jacob rejoice, 7' Lo, then would I get me and Israel should be right glad. away far off, and remain in the

Psalm 54. Deus, in Nomine. wilderness. SAVE me, O God, for thy 8 I would make haste to es

name's sake, and avenge me cape, because of the stormy wind in thy strength.

and tempest. 2 Hear my prayer, O God, and - 9 Destroy their tongues. O hearken unto the words of my Lord, and divide them; for I have mouth :

spied unrighteousness and strife 3 For strangers are risen up in the city. against me; and tyrants, which 10 Day and night they go about have not God before their eyes, within the walls thereof; misseek after my soul.

chief also and sorrow are in the 4 Behold. God is my helper ; midst of it. the Lord is with them that up 1 Wickedness is therein; dehold my soul.

ceit and guile go not out of their 5 He shall reward evil unto streets.. mine enemies: destroy thou them 12 For it is not an open end in thy truth:

my that hatb done me this dig. 6 An offering of a free heart honour; for then I could have will I give thee, and praise thy borne it: name, O Lord; because it is so 13 Neither was it mine advercomfortable.

sary that did magnify himself 7 For he bath delivered me against me; for then peradven. out of all my trouble ; and mine ture I would have hid myself eye hath seen his desire upon from him : mine enemies.

14 But it was even thou, my

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