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27 For they persecute him 3 Let them for their reward whom thou hast smitten, and be soon brought to shame, that they talk how they may vex cry over me, There, there. them whom thou hast wound- 4 But let all those that seek ed.

thee be joyful and glad in thee: 28 Let them fall from one and let all such as delight in thy wickedness to another, and not salvation say alway, The Lord come into thy righteousness.

be praised. 29 Let them be wiped out 5 As for me, I am poor and

I of the book of the living, and in misery : haste thee unto me, not be written among the righ- O God. teous.

6 Thou art my helper, and 30 As for me, when I am my redeemer: O Lord, make poor and in heaviness, thy help, no long tarrying. O God, shall lift me up.

31 I will praise the name of God with a song, and magnify The fourteenth Day. it with thanksgiving. 32 This also shall please the

MORNING PRAYER. Lord, better than a bullock that hath horns and hoofs.

Psalm lxxi. In te, Domine, 33 The humble shall consi.

speravi. der this, and be glad: seek ye


my trust; let me never be

put to confusion, but rid me, 34 For the Lord heareth the and deliver me in thy righteouspoor, and despiseth not his pri- ness; incline thine ear unto me, soners.

and save me. 35 Let heaven and earth 2 Be thou my strong hold, praise him; the sea, and all that whereunto I may alway resort: moveth therein.

thou hast promised to help me, 36 For God will save Sion, for thou art my house of deand build the cities of Juda, that fence, and my castle. men may dwell there, and have 3 Deliver me, O my God, it in possession.

out of the hand of the ungodly, 37. The posterity also of his out of the hand of the unrighservants shall inherit it; and teous and cruel man: they that love his name shall 4 For thou, O Lord God, dwell therein.

art the thing that I long for: Psalm lxx. Deus, in adjuto- thou art my hope, even from rium.

my youth.

5 Through thee have I been (ASTE thee, O God, to holden up ever since I was

deliver me; make haste to born: thou art he that took me help me, O Lord.

out of my mother's womb : 2 Let them be ashamed and my praise shall be always of confounded, that seek after my thee. soul; let them be turned back- 6 I am become as it were a ward and put to confusion, that monster unto many, but my wish me evil.

sure trust is in thee.

after God, and your soul shali Inthee, 0. Lord, have I put

70 let my mouth be filled me! and yet didst thou turn with thy praise, that I may sing and refresh me; yea, and of thy glory and honour all the broughtest me from the deep day long.

of the earth again. 8 Cast me not away in the 19 Thou hast brought me to time of age; forsake me not great honour, and comforted when my strength faileth me : me on every side :

9 For mine enemies speak 20 Therefore will I praise against me; and they that lay thee, and thy faithfulness, O wait for my soul take their God, playing upon an instru. counsel together, saying, God ment of music: unto thee will hath forsaken him; persecute I sing upon the harp, O thou him, and take him; for there is Holy One of Israel. none to deliver him.

21 My lips will be fain when 10 Go not far from me, O I sing unto thee; and so will God; my God, haste thee to my soul, whom thou hast de. help me.

livered. 11 Let them be confounded 22 My tongue shall also talk and perish, that are against my of thy righteousness all the day soul; let them be covered with long; for they are confounded shame and dishonour, that seek and brought unto shame, that to do me evil.

seek to do me evil. 12 As for me, I will patiently Psalm lxxii. Deus, judicium. abide alway, and will praise thee more and more. 13 My mouth shall daily GVE the king thy judg

ments, O God, and thy speak of thy righteousness and righteousness unto the king's salvation ; for I know no end son. thereof.

2 Then shall he judge thy 14 I will go forth in the people according unto right, strength of the Lord God, and and defend the poor. will make mention of thy righ- 3 The mountains also shall teousness only.

bring peace, and the little hills 15 Thou, O God, hast taught righteousness unto the people. me from my youth up until 4 He shall keep the simple now; therefore will I tell of thy folk by their right, defend the wondrous works.

children of the poor, and punish 16 Forsake me not, O God, the wrong doer. in mine old age, when I am 5 They shall fear thee as long grey-headed, until I have show- as the sun and moon endureth, ed thy strength unto this gene- from one generation to ano. ration, and thy power to all ther. them that are yet for to come.

6 He shall come down like 17 Thy righteousness, the rain into a fleece of wool,

O God, is very high, and great even as the drops that water the things are they that thou hast earth. done: O God, who is like unto 7 In his time shall the righthee!

teous flourish; yea, and abun18 O what great troubles and dance of peace, so long as the adversities hast thou showed moon endureth.

9 They that dwell in the TRULY. God is loving unto

8 His dominion shall be also EVENING PRAYER. from the one sea to the other, Psalm lxxiii. Quam bonus and from the flood unto the

Israel! world's end. 9

Israel ; even unto such as wilderness shall kneel before are of a clean heart. him; his enemies shall lick the 2 Nevertheless my feet were dust.

almost gone, my treadings had 10 The kings of Tharsis and well nigh slipt. of the isles shall give presents; 3 And why? I was grieved the kings of Arabia and Saba at the wicked: I do also see the shall bring gifts.

ungodly in such prosperity. 11 All kings shall fall down 4 For they are in no peril of before him; all nations shall do death; but are lusty and strong. him service.

5 They come in no misfor12 For he shall deliver the tune like other folk ; neither are poor, when he crieth; the nee- they plagued like other men. dy also, and him that hath no 6 And this is the cause that helper.

they are so holden with pride, 13 He shall be favourable to and overwhelmed with cruelty. the simple and needy, and shall 7 Their eyes swell with fatpreserve the souls of the poor. ness, and they do even what

14 He shall deliver their souls they lust. from falsehood and wrong; and 8 They corrupt other, and dear shall their blood be in his speak of wicked blasphemy; sight.

their talking is against the most 15 He shall live, and unto High. him shall be given of the gold 9 For they stretch forth their of Arabia; prayer shall be made mouth unto the heaven, and ever unto him, and daily shall their tongue goeth through the he be praised.

world. 16 There shall be an heap of 10 Therefore fall the people corn in the earth, high upon the unto them, and thereout suck hills; his fruit shall shake like they no small advantage. Libanus, and shall be green in 11 Tush, say they, how the city like grass upon the should God perceive it is there earth.

knowledge in the most High? 17 His name shall endure for 12 Lo, these are the ungodly: ever; his name shall remain these prosper in the world; and under the sun amongst the pos- these have riches in possession: terities, which shall be blessed and I said, Then have I cleansed through him; and all the hea- my heart in vain, and washed

; then shall praise him.

mine hands in innocency. 18 Blessed be the Lord God, 13 All the day long have I even the God of Israel, which been punished, and chastened only doeth wondrous things; every morning.

19 And blessed be the name 14 Yea, and I had almost of his Majesty for ever: and all said even as they; but lo, then the earth shall be filled with his I should have condemned the Majesty. Amen, Amen. generation of thy children.

for me,

15 Then thought I to under. why is thy wrath so hot against stand this; but it was too hard the sheep. of thy pasture ?

2 O think upon thy congre16 Until I went into the sanc, gation, whom thou hast purtuary of God: then understood chased, and redeemed of old. I the end of these men;

3 Think upon the tribe of 17 Namely, how thou dost set thine inheritance, and mount them in slippery places, and Sion, wherein thou hast dwelt. castest them down and destroy- 4 Lift up thy feet, that thou est them.

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

5 Thine adversaries roar in 19 Yea, even like as a dream the midst of thy congregations, when one awaketh; so shalt and set up their banners for tothou make their image to vanish kens. out of the city.

6 He that hewed timber afore 20 Thus my heart was out of the thick trees, was grieved, and it went even known to bring it to an excelthrough my reins.

lent work ; 21 So foolish was I, and ig- 7 But now they break down norant, even as it were a beast all the carved work thereof with before thee.

axes and hammers. 22 Nevertheless, I am alway 8 They have set fire upon by thee; for thou hast holden thy holy places, and have deme by my right hand.

filed the dwelling-place of thy 23 Thou shalt guide me with name, even unto the ground. thy counsel, and after that re- 9 Yea, they said in their ceive me with glory.

hearts, Let us make havock of 24 Whom have I in heaven them altogether: Thus have but thee? and there is none they burnt up all the houses of upon earth that I desire in com. God in the land. parison of thee.

10 We see not our tokens; 25 My flesh and my heart there is not one prophet more; faileth; but God is the strength no, not one is there among us, of my heart, and my portion for that understandeth any more. ever.

11 O God, how long shall 26 For lo, they that forsake the adversary do this dishothee shall perish; thou hast de nour? how long shall the enestroyed all them that commit my blaspheme thy name? for fornication against thee.

ever? 27 But it is good for me to 12 Why withdrawest thou hold me fast by God, to put my thy hand? why pluckest thou trust in the Lord God, and to not thy right hand out of thy speak of all thy works in the bosom, to consume the enemy? gates of the daughter of Sion. 13 For God is my King of Psalm lxxiv. Ut quid, Deus? old; the help that is done upon

earth, he doeth it himself. God, wherefore art thou O

14 Thou didst divide the absent from us so long? sea through thy power; thou

brakest the heads of the dragons

3 When I receive the congrein the waters.

gation, I shall judge according 15 Thou smotest the heads unto right. of Leviathan in pieces, and

4 The earth is weak, and all gavest him to be meat for the the inhabiters thereof: I bear people in the wilderness. up the pillars of it.

16 Thou broughtest out 5 I said unto the fools, Deal fountains, and waters out of the not so madly; and to the unhard rocks; thou driedst up godly, Set not up your horn. mighty waters.

6 Set not up your horn on 17 The day is thine, and the high, and speak not with a stiff night is thine; thou hast pre- neck; pared the light and the sun. 7 For promotion cometh

18 Thou hast set all the bor- neither from the east, nor from ders of the earth; thou hast the west, nor yet from the made summer and winter. south.

19 Remember this, O Lord, 8 And why? God is the how the enemy hath rebuked; Judge; he putteth down one, and how the foolish people hath and setteth up another. blasphemed thy name.

9 For in the hand of the Lord 20 O deliver not the soul of there is a cup, and the wine is thy turtle dove unto the multi- red; it is full mixt, and he pour. tude of the enemies; and forget eth out of the same. not the congregation of the poor 10 As for the dregs thereof, for ever.

all the ungodly of the earth shall 21 Look upon the covenant; drink them, and suck them out. for all the earth is full of dark. 11 But I will talk of the God ness and cruel habitations. of Jacob, and praise him for

22 O let not the simple go ever. away ashamed; but let the poor 12 All the horns of the unand needy give praise unto thy godly also will I break, and the

horns of the righteous shall be 23 Arise, O God, maintain exalted. thine own cause; remember

. how the foolish man blasphem. Psalm lxxvi. Notus in Judea. eth thee daily.

name is great in Israel. thine enemies: the presump

2 At Salem is his tabernacle, tion of them that hate thee in- and his dwelling in Sion. creaseth ever more and more. 3 There brake he the arrows

of the bow, the shield, the The fifteenth Day.

sword, and the battle. MORNING PRAYER. 4 Thou art of more honour Psalm lxxv. Confitebimur tibi. and might than the hills of the (NTO thee, O God, do we robbers.

give thanks; yea, unto 5 The proud are robbed; thee do we give thanks. they have slept their sleep; and

2 Thy name also is so nigh; all the men whose hands were and that do thy wondrous works mighty, have found nothing. declare.

6 At thy rebuke, O God of


24 Forget not the voice of I Jury is God known ; his


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