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long; for they are confounded dear shall their blood be in his and brought unto shame, that sight. seek to do me evil.

15 He sball live, and unto him Psalm 72. Deus, judicium. shall be given of the gold of Arabia; G'VE the king thy judgments, prayer shall be made ever unto

O God, and thy righteous-him, and daily shall be be praised. ness unto the king's son.

16 There shall be an heap of 2 Then shall he judge thy peo-corn in the earth, high upon the ple according unto right, and de-hills; his fruit shall shake like Lifend the poor.

banus, and shall be green in the 3 The mountains also shall city like grass upon the earth. bring peace, and the little hills 17 His name shall endure for righteousness unto the people. ever; his name shall remain un.

4. He shall keep the simple folk der the sun amongst the posteby their right, defend the children rities, which shall be blessed of the poor, and punish the wrong through him ; and all the heathen doer.

shall praise 'him. 5 They shall fear thee as long 18 Blessed be the Lord God, as the sun and moon endureth, even the God of Israel, which from one generation to another. only doeth wondrous things;

6 He sball come down like the 19 Apd blessed be the name of rain into a fleece of wool, even as his Majesty for ever: and all the the drops that water the earth. earth shall be filled with his Ma

7 In his time shall the righteous jesty. Amen, Amen. flourish; yea, and abundance of EVENING PRAYER. peace, so long as the moon en. Psalm 73. Quam bonus Israel! dureth.

TRULY God is loving unto Is8 His dominion shall be also rael; even unto such as are from the one sea to the other, of a clean heart. and from the flood unto the 2 Nevertheless, my feet were world's end.

almost gone, my treadings had 9 They that dwell in the wil-well nigh slipt. derness shall kneel before him ; 3 And why? I was grieved at his enemies shall lick the dust. the wicked: 1 do also see the un

10 The kings of Tharsis and godly in such prosperity. of the isles shall give presents; 4 For they are in no peril of the kings of Arabia and Saba death; but are lusty and strong. shall bring gifts.

5 They come in no misfortune 11 All kings shall fall down be- like other folk; neither are they fore him; all nations shall do him plagued like other men. service.

6 And this is the cause that 12 For he shall deliver the they are so holden with pride, and poor when he cgieth ; the needy overwhelmed with cruelty. also, and him that hath no helper. 7 Their eyes swell with fatness,

13 He shall be favourable to and they do even what they lust. the simple and needy, and shall 8 They corrupt other, and preserve the souls of the poor. speak of wicked blasphemy; their

14 He shall deliver their souls talking is against the Most High. Com falsehood and wrong; and 9 For they stretch forth their

mouth unto the heaven, and their 34 Whom have I in heaven tongue goeth through the world. but thee? and there is none upon

10 Therefore fall the people earth that I desire in comparison unto them, and thereout suck of thee. they no small advantage. 35 My flesh and my heart fail

11 Tush, say they, how should eth ; but God is the strength of God perceive it? is there know- my heart, and my portion forever. ledge in the Most High?

36 For lo, they that forsake 12 Lo, these are the ungodly : thee shall perish; thou hast dethese prosper in the world; and stroyed all them that commit forthese have riches in possession : nication against thee. and I said, Then have I cleansed 37 But it is good for me to hold my heart in vain, and washed me fast by God, to put my trust mine hands in innocency. in the Lord God, and to speak of

13 All the day long have I been all thy works in the gates of the punished, and chastened every daughter of Sion. morning

Psalm 74. Ut quid, Deus ? 14 Yea, and I had almost said O God, wherefore art thou abeven as they; but lo, then I should sent from us so long? why is have condemned the generation thy wrath so hot against the sheep of thy children.

of thy pasture? 15 Then thought I to understand

2 ó think upon thy congrega this; but it was too hard for me, tion, whom thou hast purchased,

16 Until I went into the sanc- and redeemed of old. tuary of God: tben understood I 3 Think upon the tribe of thing the end of these men;

inheritance, and mount Sion, 17 Namely, how thou dost set wherein thou hast dwelt. them in slippery places,and castest 4 Lift up thy feet, that thou them down and destroyest them. mayest utterly destroy every ene

18 O how suddenly do they my, which hath done evil in thy consume, perish, and come to a sanctuary. fearful end !

5 Thine adversaries roar in the 19 Yea, even like as a dream midst of thy congregations, and when one awaketh ; so shalt thou set up their banners for tokens. make their image to vanish out of 6 He that hewed timber afore the city.

out of the thick trees, was known 20 Thus my beart was grieved, to bring it to an excellent work ; and it went even through my 7 But now they break down all reins.

the carved work thereof with 21 So foolish was I, and igno- axes and hammers. rant, even as it were a beast be 8 They have set fire upon thy fore thee.

holy places, and have defiled the 22 Nevertheless, I am alway dwelling-place of thy name, even by thee; for thou hast holden me unto the ground. by my right hand.

9 Yea, they said in their hearts, 33 Thou shalt guide me with Let us make havock of them altothy counse), and after that receive gether: Thus have they burnt up me with glory.

all the houses of God in the land.

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10 We see not our tokens ;lthine own cause; remember how there is not one prophet more ; the fuolish man blasphemeth no, not one is there among us, thee daily. that understandeth any more. 24 Forget not the voice of

11 O God, how long shall the thine enemies: the presumption adversary do this dishonour of them that hate thee increaseth how long shall the enemy blas- ever more and more. pheme thy name for ever?

The fifteenth Day. 12 Why withdrawest thou thy

MORNING PRAYER. hand ? why pluckest thou not thy

Psalm 75. Confitebimur tibi. right hand out of thy bosons, to consume the enemy?

UNTO thee, Ø God, do we

give thanks; yea, unto thee 13 For God is my King of old; do we give thanks. the help that is done upon earth,

2 Thy name also is so nigh; he ioeth it himself.

and that do thy wondrous works 14 Thou didst divide the sea declare. through thy power; thou brakest

3 When I receive the congrethe heads of the dragons in the gation, I shall judge according waters.

unto right. 15 Thou smotest the heads of

4 The earth is weak, and all Leviathan in pieces, and gavest the inhabitants thereof: I bear him to be meat for the people in

up the pillars of it. the wilderness.

5 J said unto the fools, Deal noc 16 Thou broughtest out foun. so madly; and to the ungodly. tains, and waters out of the hard Set not up your horn. rocks; thou driedst up mighty

6 Set not up your horn on high, waters.

and speak not with a stiff neck 17 The day is thine, and the

7 For promotion cometh neinight is thine; thou hast prepar-ther from the east, nor from the ed the light and the sun.

west, nor yet from the south. 18 Thou hast set all the bor

8 And why? God is the Judge; ders of the earth; thou hast made he putteth down one, and settet: summer and winter.

up another. 19 Remember this, O Lord,

9 For in the band of the Lord how the enemy hath rebuked there is a cup, and the wine is and how the foolish people hath red; it is full mixt, and he pour blasphemed thy name.

eth out of the same. 20 O deliver not the soul of thy

10 As for the dregs thereof, all turtle dove unto the multitude of the ungodly of the earth shall the enemies; and forget vot the drink them, and suck them out. congregation of the poor for ever. 11 But I will talk of the God of

21 Look upon the covenant; Jacob, and praise bim for ever. for all the earth is full of darkuess 12 All the horns of the ungodly and cruel habitations.

also will I break, and the horns 22 O let not the simple go away of the righteous shall be exalted. ashamed; but let the poor and Psalm 76. Notus in Judaa. needy give praise unto thy name. IN Jury is God known; bis name

23 Arise, O God, maintain is great in Israel.

upon earth.

2 At Salem is his tabernacle, 5 I have considered the days of and his dwelling in Sion. old, and the years that are past.

3 There brake be the arrows 6 I call to remembrance my of the bow, the shield, the sword, song, and in the night I commune and the battle.

with mine own heart, and search 4 Thou art of more honour and out my spirits. might than the hills of the robbers. 7 Will the Lord absent himself

5 The proud are robbed; they for ever; and will be be no more have slept their sleep; and all the intreated ? men whose hands were mighty, 8 Is his mercy clean gone for have found nothing.

ever; and is his promise come 6 At thy rehuke, O God of Ja- utterly to end for evermore? cob, both the chariot and horse 9 Hath God forgotten to be are fallen.

gracious; and will be shut up his 7 Thou, even thou art to be loving-kindness in displeasure ? feared ; and who may stand in 10 And I said, It is mine own thy sight, when thou art angry ? infirmity; but I will remember

8 Thou didst cause thy judg- the years of the right hand of the ment to be heard from heaven ; Most Highest. the earth trembled, and was still, 11 I will remeinber the works

9 When God arose to judg- of the Lord, and call to mind the mení, and to help all the meek wonders of old time.

12 I will think also of all thy 10 The fierceness of man shall works, and my talking shall be of turn to thy praise, and the fierce- thy doings. ness of them shalt thou refrain. 13 Thy way, O God, is boly:

11 Promise unto the Lord your who is so great a God as our God? God, and keep it, all ye that are 14 Thou art the God that doeth mund about him; bring presents wonders, and hast declared thy unto him that ought to be feared. power among the people.

12 He shall refrain the spirit of 15 Thou hast mightily deliverprinces, and is wonderful among ed thy people, even the sons of the kings of the earth. Jacob and Joseph.

Psalm 77. Voce mea ad Dominum. 16 The waters saw thee, O I Will cry unto God with my God, the waters saw thee, and

voice ; even unto God will I were afraid ; the depths also were ery with my voice, and he shall troubled. bearken unto me.

17 The clouds poured out wa2 In the time of my trouble I ter, the air thundered, and thine sought the Lord: my sore ran, arrows went abroad. and ceased not in the night-sea 18 The voice of thy thunder was son; my soul refused comfort. heard round about: the lightnings

3 When I am in heaviness, I shone upon the ground; the earth will think upon God; when my was moved and shook withal. beart is vexed, I will complain. 19 Thy way is in the sea, and

4 Thou holdest mine eyes wak. thy paths in the great waters, and ing: I am so feeble that I cannot thy foot-steps are not known. speak.

23* 20 Thou leddest thy people

like sheep, by the hand of Moses 13 Marvellous things did be in and Aaron.

the sight of our forefathers, in EVENING PRAYER. the land of Egypt, even in the Psalm 78. Attendite, popule.

field of Zoan. HEAR my law, O my people ; 14 He divided the sea, and let

incline your ears unto the them go through; he made the words of my mouth.

waters to stand on an heap. 2 I will open my mouth in a 15 In the day time also be led parable ; I will declare bard sen- them with a cloud, and all the tences of old,

night throug: with a light of fire. 3 Which we have heard and 16 He clave the hard rocks in known, and such as our fathers the wilderness, and gave them bave told us ;

drink thereof, as it had been out 4 That we should not hide of the great depth. them from the children of the 17 He brought waters out of generations to come; but to the stony rock, so that it gushed slow the honour of the Lord, his out like the rivers. mighty and wonderful works that 18 Yet for all this, they sinned he hath done.

more against him, and provoked 5 He made a covenant with the Most Highest in the wilderJacob, and gave Israel a law, ness. which he commanded our fore 19 They tempted God in their fathers to teach their children. hearts, and required meat for

9 That their posterity might their lust. know it, and the children which 20 They spake against God alwere yet unborn;

so, saying, Shall God prepare a 7 To the intent that when they table in the wilderness? came up, they might show their 21 He smote the stony rock inchildren the same;

deed, that the water gushed out. 8 That they might put their and the streams flowed withal; trust in God; and not to forget but can he give bread also, or the works of God, but to keep provide flesh for his people ? his commandments;

22 When the Lord heard this, 9 And not to be as their fore- he was wroth; so the fire was fathers, a faithless and stubborn kindled in Jacob, and there came generation; a generation that set up heavy displeasure against not their heart aright, and whose Israel; spirit cleaveth not steadfastly 23 Because they believed not unto God;

in God, and put not their trust in 10 Like as the children of his help. Ephraim ; who being harnessed, 24 So he commanded the clouds and carrying bows, turned them- above, and opened the doors of selves back in the day of battle. heaven.

11 They kept not the covenant 25 He rained down Manna also of God, and would not walk in upon them for to eat, and gave bis law;

them food from heaven. 12 But forgat woat he had done, 26 So man did eat angel's food; and the wonderful works that he for he sent them meat enough. had showed for them.

27 He caused the east wind to

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