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then, that the Lord is King; and that it is he who hath made the round world so fast that it cannot be moved; and how that he shall judge the people righteously.

11 Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea make a noise, and all that therein is.

12 Let the field be joyful, and all that is in it; then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice before the Lord.

13 For he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth; and with righteousness to judge the world, and the people with his truth.

Psalm xcvii. Dominus regnavit.


9 For thou, Lord, art higher than all that are in the earth; thou are exalted far above all gods.

10 O ye that love the Lord, see that ye hate the thing which is evil: the Lord preserveth the souls of his saints; he shall deliver them from the hand of the ungodly.

11 There is sprung up a light for the righteous, and joyful gladness for such as are true-hearted.

12 Rejoice in the Lord, ye righteous, and give thanks for a remembrance of his holiness.

EVENING PRAYER. Psalm xcviii. Cantate Domino.

HE Lord is King, the earth Sing unto the Lord a new song; for he hath done may be glad thereof; yea, marvellous things. the multitude of the isles may be glad thereof.

2 Clouds and darkness are round about him; righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his seat.

3 There shall go a fire before him, and burn up his enemies on every side.

4 His lightnings gave shine unto the world; the earth saw it, and was afraid.

5 The hills melted like wax at the presence of the Lord; at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.

6 The heavens have declared his righteousness, and all the people have seen his glory.

7 Confounded be all they that worship carved images, and that delight in vain gods: worship him, all ye gods.

8 Sion heard of it, and rejoiced; and the daughters of Judah were glad, because of thy judgments, O Lord.

2 With his own right hand, and with his holy arm, hath he gotten himself the victory.

3 The Lord declared his salvation; his righteousness hath he openly showed in the sight of the heathen.

4 He hath remembered his mercy and truth toward the house of Israel, and all the ends of the world have seen the salvation of our God.

5 Show yourselves joyful unto the Lord, all ye lands; sing, rejoice, and give thanks.

6 Praise the Lord upon the harp; sing to the harp with a psalm of thanksgiving.

7 With trumpets also and shawms, O show yourselves joyful before the Lord the King.

8 Let the sea make a noise, and all that therein is; the round world, and they that dwell therein.

9 Let the floods clap their hands, and let the hills be joy

ful together before the Lord; for he is come to judge the earth.

10 With righteousness shall he judge the world, and the people with equity.

Psalm xcix. Dominus regnavit.


HE Lord is King, be the people never so impatient; he sitteth between the Cherubim, be the earth never so unquiet.

2 The Lord is great in Sion, and high above all people.

3 They shall give thanks

unto thy name, which is great,

wonderful, and holy.

4 The King's power loveth judgment; thou hast prepared equity; thou hast executed judgment and righteousness in Jacob.

5 O magnify the Lord our God, and fall down before his footstool; for he is holy.

6 Moses and Aaron among his priests, and Samuel among such as call upon his name: these called upon the Lord, and he heard them.

7 He spake unto them out of the cloudy pillar; for they kept his testimonies, and the law that he gave them.

8 Thou heardest them, O Lord our God; thou forgavest them, O God, and punishedst their own inventions.

9 O magnify the Lord our God, and worship him upon his holy hill; for the Lord our God is holy.

Psalm c. Jubilate Deo. Be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands; serve the Lord with gladness, and come before his presence with a song.

2 Be ye sure that the Lord

he is God; it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

3 O go your way into his gates with thanksgiving, and thankful unto him, and speak into his courts with praise; be good of his name;

4 For the Lord is gracious; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth from generation to generation.

Psalm ci. Misericordiam et

Mand judgment; unto thee,
O Lord, will I sing.

Y song shall be of mercy

2 O let me have understanding in the way of godliness.

3 When wilt thou come unto me? I will walk in my house with a perfect heart.

4 I will take no wicked thing in hand; I hate the sins of unfaithfulness: there shall no such cleave unto me.

5 A froward heart shall depart from me; I will not know a wicked person.

6 Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour, him will I destroy.

7 Whoso hath also a proud look and high stomach, I will not suffer him.

8 Mine eyes look upon such as are faithful in the land, that they may dwell with me.

9 Whoso leadeth a godly life, he shall be my servant.

10 There shall no deceitful person dwell in my house; he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight.

11 I shall soon destroy all the ungodly that are in the land; that I may root out all wicked doers from the city of the Lord

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3 For my days are consumed away like smoke, and my bones are burnt up as it were a firebrand.

4 My heart is smitten down, and withered like grass; so that I forget to eat my bread.

5 For the voice of my groaning, my bones will scarce cleave to my flesh.

6 I am become like a pelican in the wilderness, and like an owl that is in the desert.

7 I have watched, and am even as it were a sparrow, that sitteth alone upon the housetop.

8 Mine enemies revile me all the day long; and they that are mad upon me, are sworn together against me.

9 For I have eaten ashes as it were bread, and mingled my drink with weeping.

10 And that, because of thine indignation and wrath; for thou hast taken me up, and cast me down.

11 My days are gone like a shadow, and I am withered like grass.

12 But thou, O Lord, shalt endure for ever, and thy remembrance throughout all generations.

13 Thou shall arise, and have mercy upon Sion; for it is time

that thou have mercy upon her; yea, the time is come.

14 And why? thy servants think upon her stones, and it pitieth them to see her in the dust.

15 The heathen shall fear thy name, O Lord; and all the kings of the earth thy Majesty.

16 When the Lord shall build up Sion, and when his glory shall appear;

17 When he turneth him unto the prayer of the poor destitute, and despiseth not their desire;

18 This shall be written for those that come after, and the people which shall be born shall praise the Lord.

19 For he hath looked down from his sanctuary; out of the heaven did the Lord behold the earth.

20 That he might hear the mourning of such as are in captivity, and deliver the children appointed unto death;

21 That they may declare the name of the Lord in Sion, and his worship at Jerusalem;

22 When the people are gathered together, and the kingdoms also, to serve the Lord.

23 He brought down my strength in my journey, and shortened my days.

24 But I said, O my God, take me not away in the midst of mine age; as for thy years, they endure throughout all ge nerations.

25 Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of thy hands.

26 They shall perish, but thou shalt endure; they all shall wax old as doth a garment.

27 And as a vesture shalt

thou change them, and they -shall be changed; but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail.

28 The children of thy servants shall continue, and their seed shall stand fast in thy sight. Psalm ciii. Benedic, anima mea. PRAISE the Lord, O my

and all that is within

me, praise his holy name. 2 Praise the Lord, O my soul; and forget not all his benefits; 3 Who forgiveth all thy sin, and healeth all thine infirmities; 4 Who saveth thy life from destruction, and crowneth thee with mercy and loving-kind


5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things, making thee young and lusty as an eagle.

6 The Lord executeth righteousness and judgment, for all them that are oppressed with wrong.

7 He showed his ways unto Moses, his works unto the chil. dren of Israel.

8 The Lord is full of compassion and mercy, long-suffering, and of great goodness.

9 He will not alway be chiding; neither keepeth he his anger for ever.

10 He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our wickednesses.

11 For look how high the heaven is in comparison of the earth; so great is his mercy also toward them that fear him!

12 Look how wide also the east is from the west; so far hath he set our sins from us!

13 Yea, like as a father pitieth his own children; even so is the Lord merciful unto them that fear him.

14 For he knoweth whereof we are made; he remembereth that we are but dust.

15 The days of man are but as grass; for he flourisheth as a flower of the field.

16 For as soon as the wind the place thereof shall know it goeth over it, it is gone; and more.


17 But the merciful goodness of the Lord endureth for ever and ever upon them that fear him; and his righteousness upon children's children;

18 Even upon such as keep his covenant, and think upon his commandments, to do them.

19 The Lord hath prepared his seat in heaven, and his kingdom ruleth over all.

20 O praise the Lord, ye Angels of his, ye that excel in strength; ye that fulfil his commandment, and hearken unto the voice of his words.

21 O praise the Lord, all ye his hosts; ye servants of his that do his pleasure.

22 O speak good of the Lord, all ye works of his, in all places of his dominion: Praise thou the Lord, O my soul.

EVENING PRAYER. Psalm civ. Benedic, anima mea.

PRAISE the Lord, O my

soul: O Lord my God, thou art become exceeding glorious, thou art clothed with majesty and honour.

2 Thou deckest thyself with light as it were with a garment, and spreadest out the heavens like a curtain.

3 Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters, and maketh the clouds his chariot, and walketh upon the wings of the wind.

4 He maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flaming fire.

5 He laid the foundations of the earth, that it never should move at any time.

6 Thou coveredst it with the deep like as with a garment; the waters stand in the hills.

7 At thy rebuke they flee; at the voice of thy thunder they are afraid.

8 They go up as high as the hills, and down to the valleys beneath; even unto the place which thou hast appointed for them.

9 Thou hast set them their bounds, which they shall not pass, neither turn again to cover the earth.

10 He sendeth the springs into the rivers, which run among the hills.

11 All beasts of the field drink thereof, and the wild asses quench their thirst.

12 Beside them shall the fowls of the air have their habitation, and sing among the branches.

13 He watereth the hills from above; the earth is filled with the fruit of thy works.

14 He bringeth forth grass for the cattle, and green herb for the service of men.

15 That he may bring food out of the earth, and wine that maketh glad the heart of man; and oil to make him a cheerful countenance, and bread to strengthen man's heart.

16 The trees of the Lord also are full of sap; even the cedars of Libanus, which he hath planted;

17 Wherein the birds make their nests; and the fir-trees are a dwelling for the stork.

18 The high hills are a refuge for the wild goats; and so are the stoney rocks for the conies.

19 He appointed the moon for certain seasons, and the sun knoweth his going down.

20 Thou makest darkness, that it may be night; wherein all the beasts of the forest do move.

21 The lions roaring after their prey, do seek their meat from God.

22 The sun ariseth, and they get them away together, and lay them down in their dens.

23 Man goeth forth to his work, and to his labour, until the evening.

24 O Lord, how manifold are thy works; in wisdom hast thou made them all; the earth is full of thy riches.

25 So is the great and wide sea also; wherein are things creeping innumerable, both small and great beasts.

26 There go the ships, and there is that Leviathan, whom thou hast made to take his pastime therein.

27 These wait all upon thee, that thou mayest give them meat in due season.

28 When thou givest it them, they gather it; and when thou openest thy hand, they are filled with good.

29 When thou hidest thy face, they are troubled: when thou takest away their breath, they die and are turned again to their dust:

30 When thou lettest thy breath go forth, they shall be made; and thou shalt renew the face of the earth.

31 The glorious majesty of the Lord shall endure for ever; the Lord shall rejoice in his works.

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