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word; saying, O when wilt thou 2 Thou, through thy commandcomfort me?

ments, hast made me wiser than 3 For I am become like a bot- mine enemies; for they are ever tle in the smoke; yet do I not with me. forget thy statutes.

3 ! have more understanding 4 How many are the days of than my teachers; for thy testithy servant? when wilt thou be monies are my study. avenged of them that persecute 4 I am wiser than the aged; beme ?

canse I keep thy commandments. 5 The proud have digged pits 5 I have refrained my feet from for me, which are not afterthy law. every evil way, that I may keep

6 All thy commandments are thy word. true : they persecute me falsely; 6 I have not shrunk from thy O be thou my help.

judgments; for thou teachest me7 They had almost made an 7 0 how sweet are tiy words end of me upon earth ; but I for- unto my throat : yea, sweeter sook not thy commandments. than honey unto my mouth :

8 O quicken me after thy lov 8 Through thy commandments ing-kindness; and so shall I keep! get understanding; therefore I the testimonies of thy mouth.

hate all evil ways. In æternum, Domine.

The twenty-sixth Day. O Lord, thy word endureth for ever in heaven.

MORNING PRAYER. 2 Thy truth also remaineth

Lucerna peditnis meis. from one generation to another; THY word is a lantern unto my thou hast laid the foundation of feet, and a light unto my the earth, and it abideth. paths.

2 They continue this day ac 2 I have sworn, and am stead. cording to tbine ordinance; for fastly purposed, to keep thy righall things serve thee.

teous judgments. 4 If my delight bad not been 3 I am troubled above meain thy law, I should have perished sure: quicken me, O Lord, acin my trouble.

cording to thy word. 5 I will never forget thy com 4 Let the free-will offerings of mandments ; for with them thou my mouth please thee, O Lord; bast quickened me.

and teach me thy judgments. 6 I am thine: O save me, for 1 5 My soul is alway in my hand; have sought thy commandments. yet do I not forget thy law.

7 The ungodly laid wait for 6 The ungodly have laid me, to destroy me; but I will snare for me; but yet I swerved consider thy testimonies. not from thy commandments.

8 I see that all things come to 7 Thy testimonies have I claiman end; but thy commandment ed as mine beritage for ever; and is exceeding broad.

why? they are the very joy of Quomodo dilexi! LO

ORD, what love have I unto 8 I have applied my heart to

thy law! all the day long is my fulfil thy statutes alway, even un. study in it.

to the end.


my heart."



Iniquos odio habui.

|thy commandments; and all false I Hate them that imagine evil ways I utterly abhor.

things; but thy law do I love.

2. Thou art my defence and THY.testimonies are wonder, shield; and my trust is in thy ful; therefore doth my soul word.

keep them. 3 Away from me, ye wicked ; 2 When thy word goeth forth, I will keep the commandments it giveth light and understanding of my God.

unto the simple. 4 0 stablish me according to 3 I opened my mouth, and thy word, that I may live; and drew in my breath; for my delight let me not be disappointed of my was in thy commandments. hope.

4 O look thou upon me, and be 5 Hold thou me up, and I shall merciful unto me, as thou usest be safe ; yea, my delight shall be to do unto those that love thy ever in thy statutes. 6 Thou hast trodden down all

5 Order my steps in thy word; them that depart from thy sta- and so shall no wickedness bave tutes; for they imagine but deceit. dominion over me.

7 Thou puttest away all the 6 0 deliver me from the ungodly of the earth like dross; wrongful dealings of men; and so therefore I love thy testimonies. shall I keep thy commandments,

8 My flesh trembleth for fear 7 Sbow the light of thy counof thee; and I am afraid of thy tenance upon thy servant, and judgments.

teach me thy statutes. Feci judicium.

8 Mine eyes gush out with waI Deal with the thing that is law. ter, because men keep not thy

ful and right; O give mo not law, over unto mine oppressors.

Justus cs, Domine. 2. Make thou thy servant to de: RIGHTEOUS

art thou, O Lord; light in that which is good, that and true is thy judgment. the proud do me no wrong.

2 The testimonies that thou 3 Mine eyes are wasted away hast commanded are exceeding with looking for thy health, and righteous and true. for the word of thy righteousness. 3 My zeal hath even consumed

4 O deal with thy servant ac- me; because mine enemies have cording unto thy loving mercy, forgotten thy words. and teach me thy statutes. 4 Thy word is tried to the ut

5 I am thy servant; O grant termost, and thy servant loveth it. me understanding, that I may

5 I am small and of no reputaknow thy testimonies.

tion; yet do I not forget thy com6 It is time for thee, Lord, to mandments. lay to thine hand; for they have 6 Thy righteousness is an everdestroyed thy law.

lasting righteousness, and thy lair 7 For I love thy command is the truth. ments above gold and precious 7 Trouble and heaviness bave stones.

taken hold upon me; yet is my 8 Therefore bold I straight all delight in thy commandments.


my trust.

8 The righteousness of thy tes- the transgressors; because they timonies is everlasting: 0 grant keep not thy law. me understanding, and I shall 7 Consider, O Lord, how I love live.

thy commandments; O quicken EVENING PRAYER. me according to thy loviug-kind

Clamavi in toto cordke mco. I Call with my whole heart ; 8 Thy word is true from ever.

hear me, O Lord, I will keep lasting; all the judgments of thy thy statutes.

righteousness endure for ever2 Yea, even unto thee do I call; more. help me, and I shall keep thy

Principes persecuti sunt. testimonies.

PRINCES have persecuted me 3 Early in the morning do I without a cause; but my heart cry unto thee; for in thy word is standech in awe of thy word.

2 I am as glad of thy word, as 4 Mine eyes prevent the night one that findeth great spoils. watches; that I might be occu 3 As for lies, I hate and abhor pied in thy words.

them; but thy law do I love. 5 Hear my voice, O Lord, ac 4 Seven times a day do I praise cording unto thy loving-kindness; thee; because of thy righteous .... quicken me according as thou art judgments. wont.

5 Great is the peace that they 6 They draw nigh that of ma. bave who love thy law; and they lice persecute me, and are far are not offended at it. from thy law.

6 Lord, I have looked for thy 7 Be thou nigh at hand, O saving health, and done after thy Lord, for all thy commandments commandments. are true.

7 My soul bath kept thy tes8 As concerning thy testimo- timonies, and loved them exceed. nies, I have known long since, ingly. that thou hast grounded them for 8'i have kept thy command. ever.

ments and testimonies; for all my Vide humilitatem.

ways are before thee. O Consider mine adversity, and Appropinquet deprecatio.

deliver me, for I do not for- LET my complaint come beget thy law.

fore ihee, O Lord; give me % Avenge thou my cause, and understanding according to thy deliver me; quicken me accord- word. ing to thy word.

2 Let my supplication come 3 Health is far from the un- before thee; deliver me accordgodly; for they regard not thy ing to thy word. statutes.

3 My lips shall speak of thy 4 Great is thy mercy, O Lord; praise, when thou hast taught me quicken me as thou art wont. thy statutes.

5 Many there are that trouble 4 Yea, my tongue shall sing of me, and persecute me; yet do I thy word; for all thy commandDot swerve from thy testimonies. ments are righteous.

6 It grieveth me when I see 5 Let thine hand help me; for I

have chosen thy commandments.keeper: the Lord is thy defence

6 I have longed for thy saving upon thy right hand; health, O Lord; and in thy law 6 So that the sun shall not burn is my delight.

thee by day, neither the moon by 70 let my soul live, and it shall night. praise thee; and thy judgments 7 The Lord shall preserve thea shall help me.

from all evil; yea, it is even ha 8 I have gone astray like a that shall keep thy soul. sheep that is lost; O seek thy 8 The Lord shall preserve thy servant, for I do not forget thy going out and thy coming in from commandments.

this time forth for evermore. The twenty-seventh Day.

Psalm 122. Lætatus sum. MORNING PRAYER. I Was glad when they said unto Psalm 120, Ad Dominum.

me, We will go into the house WHEN I was in trouble, of the Lord.

called upon the Lord, and 2 Our feet shall stand in thy he heard me.

gates, O Jerusalem. 2 Deliver my soul, O Lord, 3 Jerusalem is built as a city from lying lips, and from a deceit- that is at unity in itself. ful tongue.

4 For thither the tribes go up. 3 What reward shall be given leven the tribes of the Lord, to or done unto thee, thou false testify unto Israel, to give thanks tongue? even mighty and sharp unto the name of the Lord. arrows, with hot burning coals. 5 For there is the seat of judg

4 Woe is me, that I am con- ment, even the seat of the house strained to dwell with Mesech, of David. and to have my habitation among 6 O pray for the peace of Jethe tents of Kedar.

rusalem; they shall prosper that 5 My soul hath long dwelt love thee. among them that are enemies

7 Peace be within thy walls, and unto peace.

plenteousness within thy palaces. 6 l labour for peace; but when 8 For my brethren and comI speak unto them thereof, they panions' sakes; I will wish thee make them ready to battle. prosperity:

Psalm 121. Levavi oculos meos. 9 Yea, because of the house of I Will lift up mine eyes unto the the Lord our God, I will seek to

hills, from whence cometh my do thee good. help.

Psalm 123. Ad te ledavi oculos meos. 2 My help cometh even from UNTO thee lift I up mine eyes, the Lord, who hath made heaven O thou that dwellest in the and earth.

heavens. 3 He will not suffer thy foot to 2 Behold, even as the eyes of be moved; and he that keepeth servants look unto the hand of thee will not sleep.

their masters, and as the eyes of 4 Behold, he that keepeth Is-la maiden unto the hand of her rael shall neither slumber nor mistress, even so our eyes wait sleep.

upon the Lord our God, until he 5 The Lord' himself is thy have mercy upon us,

3 Have mercy upon us, O Lord, unto their own wickedness, the have mercy upon us ; for we are Lord shall lead them forth with utterly despised.

the evil doers; but peace shall 4 Our soul is filled with the be upon Israel. scornful reproof of the wealthy, EVENING PRAYER. and with the despitefulness of the Psalm 126. In convertendo. proud.

WHEN the Lord turned again Psalm 124. Nisi quia Dominus. the captivity of Sion, then If the Lord himself had not been were we like unto them that

on our side, now may Israel dream. say; if the Lord himself had not

2 Then was our mouth filled been on our side, when men rose with laughter, and our tongue up against us;

with joy. 2 They had swallowed us up 3 Then said they among the quick; when they were so wrath- heathen, The Lord hath done fully displeased at us.

great things for them. 3 Yea, the waters had drowned

4 Yea, the Lord haih done us, and the stream had gone over great things for us already: whereour soul.

of we rejoice : 4 The deep waters of the proud 5 Turn our captivity, O Lord, had gone even over our soul. as the rivers in the south.

5 But praised be the Lord, who 6 They that sow in tears, shall hath not given us over for a prey reap in joy. unto their teeth.

i p'e that now goeth on his 6. Our sonl is escaped even as way woeping, and beareth forth a bird out of the spare of the good seed, shall doubtless come fowler; the snare is broken, and again with joy, and bring his we are delivered.

sheaves with him. 7 Our help standeth in the Psalm 127. Nin Dominus. name of the Lord, who bath EXCEPT the Lord build the made heaven and earth.

house, their labour is but lost Psalm 125. Qui confidunt.

that build it. THEY that put their trust in 2 Except the Lord keep the

the Lord shall be even as city, the watchmen waketh but in the mount Sion, which may not vain. be removed, but sta deth fast for 3 It is but lost labour that ye ever.

haste to rise up early, and so late 2 The hills stand about Jerusa- take rest, and eat the bread of lem; even so standeth the Lord carefulness; for so be givetb his round about his people, from this beloved sleep. time forth for evermore.

4 Lo, children and the fruit of 3 For the rod of the ungodly the womli, are an heritage and cometh not unto the lot of the gift that cometh of the Lord. righteous; lest the righteous put 5 Like as the arrows in the their hand unto wickedness band of the giant, even so are the 4 Do well, O Lord, unto those young

children. that are good and true of heart. 6 Happy is the man that bath 5 As for such as tarn back his quiver full of them; they sha!!


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