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Who remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy endureth for ever:

And hath redeemed us from our enemies : for his mercy endureth for ever.

Who giveth food to all flesh: for his mercy endureth for ever.

O give thanks unto the God of heaven : for his mercy endureth for ever.

Praise ye the Lord : for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely.

He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.

Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem; praise thy God, 0 Zion.

For he hath strengthened the bars of thy gates ; he hath blessed thy children within thee.

He maketh peace in thy borders, and filleth thee with the finest of the wheat.

He sendeth forth his commandment upon earth : his word runneth very swiftly.

He giveth snow like wool : he scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes.

He casteth forth his ice like morsels: who can stand before his cold?

He sendeth out his word, and melteth them : he causeth his wind to blow, and the waters flow.

He hath not dealt so with any nation: and as for his judgments, they have not known them. Praise ye the Lord.

Lord, thou hast been favorable unto thy land.

Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people, thou hast covered all their sins.

I will hear what God the Lord will speak : for he will speak peace unto his people, and to his servants : but let them not turn again to folly.

Surely his salvation is nigh them that fear him ; that peace may dwell in our land.

Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.

Truth shall spring out of the earth ; and righteousness shall look down from heaven.

Yea, the Lord shall give that which is good; and our land shall yield her increase.

Righteousness shall go before him, and shall keep her steps in the way.

Now unto the King eternal, immortal, and invisible, the only wise God,

Be honor and glory, through Jesus Christ, for ever and ever.

Amen.

SELECTION XVIII.

FRAILTY OF HUMAN LIFE.

LORD, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is; that I may know how frail I am.

Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily, every man at his best state is altogether vanity.

Surely every man walketh in a vain show: surely he disquieteth himself in vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them.

What then, O Lord, is my hope? my hope is even in thee.

Deliver me from all my unrighteousness: make me not the reproach of the impious.

I am dumb, I open not my mouth; because thou hast done it.

When thou with rebukes dost correct man for iniquity, thou consumest his beauty like a moth: surely every man is vanity.

Hear my prayer, O Lord, and give ear unto my cry; hold not thy peace at my tears : for I am a stranger with thee and a sojourner, as all my fathers were.

O spare me, that I may recover strength, before I go hence, and be no more.

Lord, thou hast been our refuge in all generations.

Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.

Thou turnest man to destruction ; and sayest, Return, ye children of men.

For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.

Thou carriest him away as with a flood; he is as a dream; he is like grass which groweth up in the morning.

In the morning it flourisheth and groweth up; in the evening it is cut down, and withereth.

The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength weariness and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.

So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.

SELECTION XIX.

GOD'S PROVIDENCE SEEN IN HIS WORKS.

Bless the Lord, O my soul. O Lord, my God, , thou art very great; thou art clothed with honor and majesty.

He covereth himself with light as with a garment: he spreadeth out the heavens like a curtain :

He layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters : he maketh the clouds his chariot: he walketh upon the wings of the wind :

He maketh his angels spirits; bis ministers a flaming fire :

He laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever.

Thou coveredst it with the deep as with a garment: the waters stood above the mountains.

At thy rebuke they fled; at the voice of thy thunder they hasted away.

The mountains rise up; the valleys sink away, in the places which thou hast appointed for them.

Thou hast set a bound that the waters may not pass; that they turn not again to cover the earth.

Thou sendest the springs into the valleys, which run among the hills.

They give drink to every beast of the field ; the wild asses quench their thirst.

Near them shall the fowls of the heaven have their habitation, which sing among the branches.

Thou waterest the hills from thy chambers: the earth is satisfied with the fruit of thy works.

Thou causest the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that thou mayest bring forth food out of the earth:

And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth man's heart.

He appointeth the moon for seasons: the sun knoweth when to go down.

Thou makest darkness, and it is night; wherein all the beasts of the forest do creep forth.

The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their meat from God.

The sun ariseth, they gather themselves together, and lay them down in their dens.

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