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companion, my guide, and minesvour me; he is daily fighting and own familiar friend.

troubling me. 15 We took sweet counsel to 2 Mine enemies are daily in gether, and walked in the house hand to swallow me up; for they of God as friends.

be many that fight against me, 16 Let deatii come hastily upon O thou Most Highest. them, and let them go down 3 Nevertheless, though I am quick into hell; for wickedness sometimes afraid, yet put I my is in their dwellings, and among trust in thee. them.

4 I will praise God because of 17 As for me, I will call upon his word: I have put my trust in God, and the Lord shall save me. God, and will not fear what flesh

18 In the evening, and morn-can do unto me. ing, and at noon-day, will I pray, 5 They daily mistake my words; and that instantly; and he shall all that they imagine is to do me hear my voice.

evil. 19 It is he that hath delivered 6 They hold all together, and my soul in peace, from the battle keep themselves close, and mark that was against me; for there my steps, when they lay wait for were many with me.

my soul. 20 Yea, even God that endur- 7 Shall they escape for their eth for ever, shall hear me, and wickedness ? thou, O God, in thy bring them down; for they will displeasure, shalt cast them down. not turn, nor fear God.

8 Thou tellest my wanderings: 21 He laid his hands upon such put my tears into thy bottle : aro as be at peace with him, and he not these things noted in thy book brake bis covenant.

9 Whensoever I call upon thee, 22 The words of his mouth then shall mine enemies be put to were softer than butter, having flight: this I know; for God is war in his heart; his words were on my side. smoother than oil, and yet they 10 In God's word will I rejoice; be very swords.

in the Lord's word will I comfort 23 o'cast thy burden upon the me. Lord, and he shall nourish thee, 11 Yea, in God have I put my and shall not suffer the righteous trust; I will not be afraid what to fall for ever.

man can do unto me. 24 And as for them, thou, o 12 Unto thee, O God, will I God, shall bring them into the pay my vows; unto thee will I pit of destruction,

25 The blood-thirsty and de 13 For thou hast delivered my ceitful men shall not live out half soul from death, and my feet from their days: nevertheless, my trust falling, that I may walk before shall be in thee, O Lord, God in the light of the living. The eleventh Day.

Psalm 87. Miserere mei, Deur,

E merciful unto me, O God. Psalm 56. Miserere en i. Deny.

be merciful unto me ; for my BE merciful unto me, o God, soul trusteth in thee : and under

for inan goeth about to de. the shadow of thy wings shall be

give thanks.

my refuge, until this tyranny be! 3 The ungodly are froward, overpast.

even from their mother's womb; 2 i will call unto the most high as soon as they are born they go God, even unto the God that shall astray and speuk lies. perform the cause which I have 4 They are as venomous as the in hand.

poison of a serpent, even like the 3 He shall send from heaven, deaf adder, that stoppeth her ears; and save me from the reprooi of 5. Which refuseth to hear the him that would eat me up. voice of the chariner, charm he

4 God shall send forth his mercy never so wisely. and truth: my soul is among lions. 6 Break their teeth, O God, in

5 And I lie even among the their mouths; smite the jaw-bones children of men, that are set on of the lions, o Lord: let them fire, whose teeth are spears and fall away like water that runneth arrows, and their tongue a sharp apace, and when they shoot their sword.

arrows, let them be rooted out. 6 Set up thyself, O God, above 7 Let them consume away like the heavens, and thy glory above a snail, and be like the untimely all the earth.

fruit of a woman; and let them 7 They have laid a net for my not see the sun. feet, and pressed down my soul ; 8 Or ever your pots he made they have digged a pit before me, hot with thorns, so let indignation and are fallen into the midst of it vex him, even as a thing that is raw themselves.

9 The righteous shall rejoice, 8 My heart is fixed, O God, when he seeth the vengeance; my heart is fixed; I will sing, and he shall wash his footsteps in the give praise.

blood of the ungodly: 9 Awake up, my glory; awake,) : 10 So that a man shall say, Ve. late and harp: I myself will awake rily, there is a reward for the right early

righteous; doubtless there is a 10 I will give thanks unto thee, God that judgeth the earth. O Lord, among the people, and EVENING PRAYER. I will sing unto thee among the Psalm 59. Eripe me de inimicis. nations.


me from mine ene11 For the greatness of thy mies, O Gud; defend me from mercy reacheth unto the heavens, them that rise up against me. and thy truth unto the clouds. 20 deliver ma from the wick.

12 Set up thyself, O God, above ed doers, and save me from the the heavens, and thy glory above blood-thirsty men. all the earth.

3 For lo, they lie waiting for Psalm 58. Si vere utique.

my soul; the mighty men are ARE your minds set upon righ- gathered against me, without any

teousness, O ye congregation? offence or fault of me, O Lord. and do ye judge the thing that is 4 They run and prepare them. right, Oye sons of men ? selves without my fault; arise thou

2 Yea, ye imagine inischief in therefore to help me, and behold. your heart upon the earth, and 5 Stand up, O Lord God of your hands deal with wickeduess. hosts, thou God of Israel, to visit

al the heathen, and be not mer.

Psalm 60. Deus, repulisti nos. ciful unto them that offend of O God, thou hast cast us out, malicious wickedness.

and scattered us abroad; 6 They go to and fro in the thou hast also been displeased : evening. they grin like a dog, and O turn thee unto us again. run about through the city. 2 Thou bast moved the land,

7 Behold, they speak with their and divided it: heal the sores mouth, and swords are in their thereof, for it shaketh. lips ; for who doth hear?

3 Thou hast showed thy people 8 But thou, O Lord, shalt have heavy things; thou hast given us them in derision, and thou shalt a drink of deadly wine. lodigh all the heathen to scorn.' 4 Thou hast given a token for

9 My strength will l ascribe such as sear thee, that they may unto thee; for thou art the God triumph because of the truth. of my refuge.

5 Therefore were thy beloved 10 God showeth me his good- delivered: help me with thy right ness plenteously: and God shall hand, and hear me. let me see my desire upon mine 6 God hath spoken i 1 his holienemies.

ness, I will rejoice and divide Si11 Slay them not, lest my peo- chem, and mete out the valley of ple forget it; but scatter them Succoth. abroad among the people, and 7 Gilead is mine, and, Manas. put them down, O Lord, our de ses is mine ; Ephraim also is the fence.

strength of my head ; Judah is 12 For the sin of their mouth, my law-giver; and for the words of their lips.) 8 Moab is my wash-pot; over they shall be taken in their pride: Edom will I cast out my shoe; and why? their preaching is of Philistia, be thou glad of me. bursing and lies.

9 Who will lead me into the 13 Consume them in thy wrath; strong city? who will bring me consume them, that they may pe- into Edom? rish, and know that it is God that 10 Hast not thou cast us out. ruleth in Jacob, and unto ihe o God? wilt not thou, O God, ends of the world.

go out with our hosts? 14 Aod in the evening they 11 O be thou our help in trouwill return, grin like a dog, and ble ; for vain is the help of man. will go about the city.

12 Through God will we do 15 They will run here and great acts; for it is he that shall there for meat, and grudge if tread down our enemies. they be not satisfied.

Psalm 61. Exaudi, Deus. 16 As for me, I will sing of thy HEAR my crying, O God, give power, and will praise thy merey ear unto my prayer. betimes in the morning; for thou 2 From the ends of the earth hast been my defence and refuge will I call upon thee, when my ir the day of my trouble. heart is in heaviness.

17 Unto thee, O my strength,. 30 set me up upon the rock will I sing; for thou, O God, art that is bigher than 1; for thou bast my refuge, and my merciful God. been my hope, and a strong tow.

preserve him.

er for me against the enemy. before him ; for God is our hope.

4 I will dwell in thy tabernacle 9 As for the children of men, for ever, and my trust shall be they are but vanity; the children under the covering of thy wings. of men are deceitful upon the

5 For thou, O Lord, bast heard weights; they are altogether lightmy desires, and hast given an er than vanity itself. heritage unto those that fear thy 10 O trust not in wrong and name.

robbery ; give not yourselves un6 Thou sbalt grant the King a to vanity: if riches increase, set long life, that his years may en-not your heart upon them : dure throughout all generations. Il God spake once, and twice

7 He shall dwell before God for I have also heard the same, that ever: 0 prepare thy loving mercy power belongeth unto God; and faithfulness, that they may 12 Aud that thou, Lord, art

merciful; for thou rewardest eve8 So will I always sing praisery man according to his work. anto thy name, that I may daily Psalm 63. Deus, Deus meus. perform my vows.

O God, thou art my God; early

will I seek thee.
The Twelfth Day.

2 My soul thirsteth for thee; Psalm 62. Nonne Deo ? my flesh also longeth after thee, My soul truly waiteth still upon in a barren and dry land where

God; for of him cometh my no water is. salvation.

3 Thus have I looked for thee 2 He verily is my strength and in holiness, that I might behold my salvation; he is my defence, thy power and glory; so that I shall not greatly fall. 4 For thy loving-kindness is

3 How long will ye imagine better than the life itself: my lips mischief against every man? ye shall praise thee. shall be slain all the sort of you ; 5 As long as I live will I magyea, as a tottering wall shall ye nify thee in this manner, and lift be, and like a broken hedge. up my hands in thy name.

4 Their device is only how to 6 My soul shall be satisfied, put him out whom God will ex- even as it were with marrow and alt; their delight is in lies; they fatness, when my mouth praiseth give good words with their mouth, thee with joyful lips. but curse with their beart.

7 Have I not remembered thee 5 Nevertheless, my soul wait in my bed, and thought upon thee thou still upon God; for my hope when I was waking? is in him.

8 Because thou hast been my 6 He truly is my strength, and helper; therefore under the shamy salvation; he is my defence, dow of thy wings will I rejoice. so that I shall not fall.

9 My soul hangeth upon thee; 7 In God is my health and my thy right hand hath upholden me. glory, the rock of my might; and 10 These also that seek the in God is my trust.

hurt of my soul, they shall go un8 O put your trust in him alway, der the earth. ye people ; pour out your hearts 11 Let them fall upon the edge

of the sword, that they may be al

2 Thou that hearest the prayer, portion for foxes.

unto thee shall all flesh come. 12 But the King shall rejoice in 3 My nisdeeds prevail against God; all they also that swear by me: O be thou merciful unto oix him shall be commended; for the sins. mouth of them that speak lies 4. Blessed is the man whom shall be stopped.

thou choosest, and receivest unto Psalm 64 Exaudi, Deus. thee: he shall dwell in thy court, HEAR my voice, O God, in my and shall be satisfied with the

prayer; preserve my life pleasures of thy house, even of from fear of the enemy. thy holy temple.

2 Hide me from the gathering 5 Thou shali show us wonderful together of the froward, and from things in thy righteousness, O God the insurrection of wicked doers; of our salvation: thou that art the

3 Who have whet their tongue hope of all the ends of the earth, like a sword, and shoot out their and of them that remain in the arrows, even bitter words,

broad sea. 4 That they may privily shoot 6. Who in his strength setteth at him that is perfect: suddenly fast the mountains, and is girded do they hit him, and fear not.

about with power. 5 They encourage themselves

7 Who stilleth the raging of the in mischief, and commune among sea, and the noise of his waves, themselves, how they may lay and the madness of the people, snares; and say, that no man shall

8 They also that dwell in the see them.

uttermost parts of the earth shall 6 They imagine wickedness, be afraid at thy tokens, thou and practise it; that, they keep that makest the out-goings of the secret among themselves, every morning and evening to praise man in the dee:) of his heart. thee.

7 But God shall suddenly shoot 9 Thou visitest the earth, and at them with a swift arrow, that blessest it; thou makest it very they shall be wounded.

plenteous. 8 Yea, their own tongues shall 10 The river of God is full of make them fall; insomuch that water : thou preparest their corn, whoso seeth them, shall laugh for so thou providest for the earth. them to scorn.

11 Thou waterest her furrows; 9 And all men that see it shall thou sendest rain into the little say, This hath God done; for they vallies thereof; thou makest it shall perceive that it is his work. soft with the drops of rain, and

10 The righteous shall rejoice blessest the increase of it. in the Lord, and put his trust 12 Thou crownest the year with in him; and all they that are true thy goodness; and thy clouds of heart shall be glad.

drop fatness. EVENING PRAYER.

13 They shall drop upon the Psalm 65. Te decet hymnus. dwellings of the wilderness; and THOU, O God, art praised in the little hills shall rejoice on

Sion; and unto thee shall the every side. vow be performed in Jerusalem. 14 The folds shall be fall of

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