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32 The earth shall tremble at the look of him; if he do but touch the hills, they shall smoke.
33 I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live; I will praise my God while I have my being;
34 And so shall my words please him: my joy shall be in the Lord.
35 As for sinners, they shall be consumed out of the earth, and the ungodly shall come to an end: Praise thou the Lord, O my soul, praise the Lord.
The twenty-first Day. MORNING PRAYER. Psalm cv. Confitemini Domino. Give thanks unto the Lord, and call upon his name; tell the people what things he hath done.
2 O let your songs be of him, and praise him; and let your talking be of all his wondrous works.
3 Rejoice in his holy name; let the heart of them rejoice, that seek the Lord.
4 Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his face ever
5 Remember the marvellous works that he hath done; his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth;
6 O ye seed of Abraham, his servant; ye children of Jacob, his chosen.
7 He is the Lord our God; his judgments are in all the world.
8 He hath been alway mindful of his covenant and promise, that he made to a thousand generations.
9 Even the covenant that he
made with Abraham; and the oath that he sware unto Isaac ;
10 And appointed the same unto Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting testament,
11 Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Cannan, the lot of your inheritance.
12 When there were yet but a few of them, and they strangers in the land;
13 What time as they went from one nation to another, from one kingdom to another people;
14 He suffered no man to do them wrong, but reproved even kings for their sakes:
15 Touch not mine Anointed, and do my prophets no harm.
16 Moreover, he called for a dearth upon the land, and destroyed all the provision of bread.
17 But he had sent a man before them, even Joseph, who was sold to be a bond-servant,
18 Whose feet they hurt in the stocks; the iron entered into his soul;
19 Until the time came that his cause was known: the word of the Lord tried him.
20 The king sent, and delivered him; the prince of the people let him go free.
21 He made him lord also of his house, and ruler of all his substance;
22 That he might inform his princes after his will, and teach his senators wisdom.
23 Israel also came into Egypt, and Jacob was a stranger in the land of Ham.
24 And he increased his people exceedingly, and made them stronger than their enemies;
25 Whose heart turneth so, that they hated his people, and dealt untruly with his servants.
26 Then sent he Moses his servant, and Aaron whom he had chosen;
27 And these showed his to'kens among them, and wonders in the land of Ham.
28 He sent darkness, and it was dark; and they were not obedient unto his word.
29 He turned their waters into blood, and slew their fish.
30 Their land brought forth frogs; yea, even in their king's chambers.
31 He spake the word, and there came all manner of flies,
and lice in all their quarters.
32 He gave them hail-stones for rain; and flames of fire in their land.
33 He smote their vines also and fig-trees; and destroyed the trees that were in their
34 He spake the word, and the grasshoppers came, and catterpillars innumerable, and did eat up all the grass in their land, and devoured the fruit of their ground.
35 He smote all the first-born in their land; even the chief of all their strength.
36 He brought them forth also with silver and gold; there was not one feeble person among their tribes.
37 Egypt was glad at their departing; for they were afraid of them.
38 He spread out a cloud to be a covering; and fire to give light in the night season.
39 At their desire he brought quails; and he filled them with the bread of heaven.
40 He opened the rock of
stone, and the waters flowed out, so that the rivers ran in the dry places.
41 For why? he remembered his holy promise; and Abraham his servant.
42. And he brought forth his people with joy, and his chosen with gladness;
43 And gave them the lands of the heathen: and they took the labours of the people in possession;
44 That they might keep his statutes, and observe his laws.
EVENING PRAYER. Psalm cvi. Confitemini Domino.
for he is gracious, and his
Give thanks unto the Lord;
mercy endureth for ever.
2 Who can express the noble acts of the Lord, or show forth all his praise?
3 Blessed are they that alway keep judgment, and do righte
4 Remember me, O Lord, according to the favour that thou bearest unto thy people; O visit me with thy salvation.
5 That I may see the felicity of thy chosen, and rejoice in the gladness of thy people, and give thanks with thine inherit
6 We have sinned with our fathers; we have done amiss, and dealt wickedly.
7 Our fathers regarded not thy wonders in Egypt, neither kept they thy great goodness in remembrance; but were disobedient at the sea, even at the Red Sea.
8 Nevertheless, he helped them for his name's sake, that he might make his power to be known.
9 He rebuked the Red Sea
also, and it was dried up; so he led them through the deep, as through a wilderness.
10 And he saved them from the adversaries' hand, and delivered them from the hand of the enemy.
11 As for those that troubled them, the waters overwhelmed them; there was not one of them left.
12 Then believed they his words, and sang praise unto him. 13 But within a while they forgat his works, and would not abide his counsel.
14 But lust came upon them in the wilderness, and they tempted God in the desert.
15 And he gave them their desire, and sent leanness withal into their soul.
16 They angered Moses also in their tents, and Aaron the saint of the Lord.
17 So the earth opened, and swallowed up Dathan, and covered the congregation of Abi
18 And the fire was kindled in their company; the flame burnt up the ungodly.
19 They made a calf in Horeb, and worshipped the molten image.
20 Thus they turned their glory into the similitude of a calf that eateth hay.
21 And they forgat God their Saviour, who had done so great things in Egypt;
22 Wondrous works in the land of Ham; and fearful things by the Red Sea.
23 So he said he would have destroyed them, had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the gap, to turn away his wrathful indignation, lest he should destroy them.
24 Yea, they thought scorn of that pleasant land, and gave no credence unto his word;
25 But murmured in their tents, and hearkened not unto the voice of the Lord.
26 Then lift he up his hand against them, to overthrow them in the wilderness;
27 To cast out their seed among the nations, and to scatter them in the lands.
28 They joined themselves unto Baal-peor, and ate the offerings of the dead.
29 Thus they provoked him to anger with their own inventions; and the plague was great among them.
30 Then stood up Phinees, and prayed; and so the plague ceased.
31 And that was counted unto him for righteousness, among all posterities for evermore.
32 They angered him also at the waters of strife, so that he punished Moses for their sakes;
33 Because they provoked his spirit, so that he spake unadvisedly with his lips.
34 Neither destroyed they the heathen, as the Lord commanded them:
35 But were mingled among the heathen, and learned their works.
36 Insomuch that they worshipped their idols, which turned to their own decay; yea, they offered their sons and their daughters unto devils;
37 And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they offered unto the idols of Canaan; and the land was defiled with blood.
38 Thus were they stained
with their own works, and went a whoring with their own inventions.
39 Therefore was the wrath of the Lord kindled against his people, insomuch that he abhorred his own inheritance.
40 And he gave them over into the hand of the heathen; and they that hated them were lords over them.
41 Their enemies oppressed them, and had them in subjection.
42 Many a time did he deliver them; but they rebelled against him with their own inventions, and were brought down in their wickedness.
43 Nevertheless, when he saw their adversity, he heard their complaint.
44 He thought upon his covenant, and pitied them, according unto the multitude of his mercies; yea, he made all those that led them away captive to pity them.
45 Deliver us, O Lord our God, and gather us from among the heathen; that we may give thanks unto thy holy name, and make our boast of thy praise.
46 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, from everlasting, and world without end; and let all the people say, Amen.
The twenty-second Day. MORNING PRAYER. Psalm cvii. Confitemini Do
Give thanks unto the O Lord; for he is gracious, and his mercy endureth for ever. 2 Let them give thanks, whom the Lord hath redeemed, and delivered from the hand of the enemy;
3 And gathered them out of the lands, from the east, and from the west; from the north, and from the south.
4 They went astray in the wilderness out of the way, and found no city to dwell in.
5 Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them.
6 So they cried unto the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress.
7 He led them forth by the right way, that they might go to the city where they dwelt.
8 O that men would there. fore praise the Lord for his goodness; and declare the wonders that he doeth for the children of men!
9 For he satisfieth the empty soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness;
10 Such as sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, being fast bound in misery and iron;
11 Because they rebelled against the words of the Lord, and lightly regarded the counsel of the Most Highest.
12 He also brought down their heart through heaviness; they fell down, and there was none to help them.
13 So when they cried unto the Lord in their trouble, he delivered them out of their distress.
14. For he brought them out of darkness, and out of the shadow of death, and brake their bonds in sunder.
15 O that men would therefore praise the Lord for his goodness; and declare the wonders that he doeth for the children of men!
16 For he hath broken the gates of brass, and smitten the bars of iron in sunder.
17 Foolish men are plagued for their offence, and because of their wickedness.
18 Their soul abhorred all manner of meat, and they were even hard at death's door.
19 So when they cried unto the Lord in their trouble, he delivered them out of their distress.
20 He sent his word, and healed them; and they were saved from their destruction.
21 O that men would therefore praise the Lord for his goodness; and declare the wonders that he doeth for the children of men!
22 That they would offer unto him the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and tell out his works with gladness!
23 They that go down to the sea in ships, and occupy their business in great waters;
24 These men see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep.
25 For at his word the stormy wind ariseth, which lifteth up the waves thereof.
26 They are carried up to the heaven, and down again to the deep; their soul melteth away because of the trouble.
27 They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wit's end.
28 So when they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, he delivereth them out of their distress.
29 For he maketh the storm to cease, so that the waves thereof are still.
30 Then are they glad, because they are at rest; and so
he bringeth them unto the hath ven where they would be.
31 O that men would therefore praise the Lord for his goodness; and declare the wonders that he doeth for the children of men!
32 That they would exalt him also in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the seat of the elders!
33 Who turneth the floods into a wilderness, and drieth up the water-springs.
34 A fruitful land maketh he barren, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.
35 Again he maketh the wilderness a standing water, and water-springs of a dry ground.
36 And there he setteth the hungry, that they may build them a city to dwell in;
37 That they may sow their land, and plant vineyards, to yield them fruits of increase.
38 He blesseth them, so that they multiply exceedingly; and suffereth not their cattle to decrease.
39 And again, when they are minished and brought low through oppression, through any plague, or trouble;
40 Though he suffer them to be evil-entreated through tyrants, and let them wander out of the way in the wilderness;
41 Yet helpeth he the poor out of misery, and maketh him households like a flock of sheep.
42 The righteous will consider this, and rejoice; and the mouth of all wickedness shall be stopped.
43 Whoso is wise, will ponder these things; and they shall understand the loving-kindness of the Lord.