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2 And they have spoken my heart is ready, against me with false tongues; my heart is ready; I will they compassed me about also sing, and give praise with the with words of hatred, and best member that I have. fought against me without a
2 Awake, thou lute and harp; cause. I myself will awake right early. 3 For the love that I had unto
3 I will give thanks unto thee, them, lo, they take now my O Lord, among the people; I contrary part; but I give myself willsing praises unto thee among unto prayer. the nations.
4 Thus have they rewarded 4 For thy mercy is greater me evil for good, and hatred for than the heavens, and thy truth my good-will. reacheth unto the clouds.
5 Set thou an ungodly man 5 Set up thyself, O God, to be ruler over him, and let Saabove the heavens, and thy glo- tan stand at his right hand. ry above all the earth,
6 When sentence is given 6 That thy beloved may be upon him, let him be condemndelivered: let thy right hand ed; and let his prayer be turned save them, and hear thou me. into sin.
7 God hath spoken in his ho- 7 Let his days be few, and let liness; I will rejoice therefore, another take his office, and divide Sichem, and mete 8 Let his children be fatherout the valley of Succoth. less, and his wife a widow.
8 Gilead is mine, and Ma- 9 Let his children be vaganasses is mine; Ephraim also is bonds, and beg their bread; let the strength of my head; them seek it also out of deso
9 Juda is my law-giver; Moab late places. is my wash-pot; over Edom 10 Let the extortioner con. will I cast out my shoe; upon sume all that he hath; and let Philistia will I triumph. the stranger spoil his labour.
10 Who will lead me into the 11 Let there be no man to strong city? and who will bring pity him, nor to have compasme into Edom?
sion upon his fatherless chil11 Hast not thou forsaken us, dren. O God? and wilt not thou, O 12 Let his posterity be deGod, go forth with our hosts? stroyed; and in the next gene
12 O help us against the ration let his name be clean put enemy; for vain is the help of out. man.
13 Let the wickedness of his 13 Through God we shall do fathers be had in remembrance great acts; and it is he that shall in the sight of the Lord, and let tread down our enemies.
not the sin of his mother be Psalm cix. Deus laudum.
14 Let them alway be before HOLD
OLD not thy tongue, O the Lord, that he may root out
God of my praise; for the the memorial of them from off mouth of the ungodly, yea, the the earth;
15 And that, because his them cover themselves with mind was not to do good; but their own confusion, as with a persecuted the poor helpless cloak. man, that he might slay him 29 As for me, I will give that was vexed at the heart. great thanks unto the Lord with
16 His delight was in curs. my mouth, and praise him ing, and it shall happen unto among the multitude: him; he loved not blessing, 30 For he shall stand at the therefore shall it be far from right hand of the poor, to him.
save his soul from unrighteous 17 He clothed himself with judges. cursing like as with a raiment, and it shall come into his bowels
The twenty-third Day. like water, and like oil into his
MORNING PRAYER. bones. 18 Let it be unto him as the
Psalm cx. Dixit Dominus.
cloak that he hath upon him. THE Lord said unto my
he is al
, Sit thou on my way girded withal.
hand, until I make thine ene19 Let it thus happen from mies thy footstool. the Lord unto mine enemies, 2 The Lord shall send the and to those that speak evil rod of thy power out of Sion; against my soul.
be thou ruler even in the midst 20 But deal thou with me, O among thine enemies. Lord God, according unto thy
3 In the day of thy power name; for sweet is thy mercy. shall the people offer thee free
21 O deliver me, for I am will offerings with an holy worhelpless and poor, and my heart ship: the dew of thy birth is of is wounded within me.
the womb of the morning. 22 I go hence like the sha- 4 The Lord sware, and will dow that departeth, and am not repent, Thou art a Priest driven away as the grasshopper. for ever after the order of Mel
23 My knees are weak thrcugh chisedech. fasting; my flesh is dried up for 5 The Lord upon thy right want of fatness,
hand shall wound even kings, 24 I became also a reproach in the day of his wrath. unto them; they that looked 6 He shall judge among the upon me shaked their heads. heathen; he shall fill the places
25 Help me, O Lord my with the dead bodies, and smite God; O save me, according to in sunder the heads over divers thy mercy,
countries. 26 And they shall know how 7 He shall drink of the brook that this is thy hand, and that in the way; therefore shall he thou, Lord, hast done it. lift up his head.
27 Though they curse, yet bless thou; and let them be con
Psalm cxi. Confitebor tibi. founded that rise up against me; Will give thanks unto the but let thy servant rejoice.
Lord with my whole heart, 28. Let mine adversaries be secretly among the faithful, and clothed with shame; and let in the congregation,
2 The works of the Lord are 5 A good man is merciful, great, sought out of all them and lendeth, and will guide his that have pleasure therein,
words with discretion; 3 His work is worthy to be 6 For he shall never be praised and had in honour, and moved: and the righteous shall his righteousness endureth for be had in everlasting rememever.
brance. 4 The merciful and gracious 7 He will not be afraid of Lord hath so done his marvel. any evil tidings; for his heart lous works, that they ought to standeth fast, and believeth in be had in remembrance. the Lord.
5 He hath given meat unto 8 His heart is stablished, and them that fear him; he shall will not shrink, until he see his ever be mindful of his cove. desire upon his enemies. nant.
9 He hath dispersed abroad, 6 He hath showed his peo- and given to the poor, and his ple the power of his works, righteousness remaineth for that he may give them the herits ever; his horn shall be exalted age of the heathen.
with honour. 7 The works of his hands 10 The ungodly shall see it, are verity and judgment; all and it shall grieve him ; he shall his commandments are true. gnash with his teeth, and con
8 They stand fast for ever sume away; the desire of the and ever, and are done in truth ungodly shall perish. and equity. 9 He sent redemption unto
Psalm cxiii. Laudate, pueri. ;
Lord, ye for
vants; O the name reverend is his name.
of the Lord. 10 The fear of the Lord is 2 Blessed be the name of the the beginning of wisdom; a Lord, from this time forth for good understanding have all evermore. they that do thereafter; the 3 The Lord's name is praispraise of it endureth for ever, ed, from the rising up of the Psalm cxii. Beatus vir.
sun, unto the going down of the
same. LESSED is the man that
feareth the Lord; he hath all heathen, and his glory above great delight in his command, the heavens. ments.
5 Who is like unto the Lord 2 His seed shall be mighty our God, that hath his dwelupon earth; the generation of ling so high, and yet humbleth the faithful shall be blessed. himself to behold the things
3 Riches and plenteousness that are in heaven and earth? shall be in his house; and his 6 He taketh up the simple righteousness endureth forever, out of the dust, and lifteth the
4 Unto the godly there aris- poor out of the mire; eth up light in the darkness; 7 That he may set him with he is merciful, loving, and the princes, even with the righteous.
princes of his people.
his people ; he hath commanded PRAISE the rised; ha en sera
8 He maketh the barren wo- not; noses have they, and smell man to keep house, and to be not. . a joyful mother of children. 7 They have hands, and EVENING PRAYER.
handle not; feet have they, and
walk not; neither speak they Psalm cxiv. In exitu Israel. through their throat.
HEN Israel came out of 8 They that make them are
Egypt, and the house of like unto them; and so are all Jacob from among the strange sueh as put their trust in them. people,
9 But thou, house of Israel, 2 Juda was his sanctuary, trust thou in the Lord; he is and Israel his dominion.
their succour and defence. 3 The sea saw that, and fled; 10 Ye house of Aaron, put Jordan was driven back.
your trust in the Lord; he is 4 The mountains skipped their helper and defender. like rams, and the little hills 11 Ye that fear the Lord, like young sheep.
put your trust in the Lord; he 5 What aileth thee, Othou is their helper and defender. sea, that thou fleddest? and 12 The Lord hath been thou Jordan, that thou wast mindful of us, and he shall driven back?
bless us; even he shall bless 6 Ye mountains, that ye the house of Israel, he shall skipped like rams? and ye lit- bless the house of Aaron. tle hills, like young sheep? 13 He shall bless them that
7 Tremble thou earth at the fear the Lord, both small and presence of the Lord; at the great. presence of the God of Jacob; 14 The Lord shall increase
8 Who turned the hard rock you more and more, you and into a standing water, and the your children. Aint-stone into a springing well. 15 Ye are the blessed of the Psalm cxv. Non nobis, Domine. Lord, who made heaven and
earth. OT unto us, O Lord, not 16 All the whole heavens are
unto us, but unto thy the Lord's; the earth hath he name give the praise; for thy given to the children of men. loving mercy, and for thy truth's 17 The dead praise not thee, sake.
O Lord, neither all they that 2 Wherefore shall the hea- go down into silence; then say, Where is now their 18 But we will praise the God?
Lord, from this time forth for 3 As for our God, he is in evermore. Praise the Lord. heaven: he hath done whatsoever pleased him.
The twenty-fourth Day. 4 Their idols are silver and gold, even the work of men's
MORNING PRAYER. hands,
Psalm cxvi. Dilexi, quoniam. 5 They have mouths, and I Lord Hath heard the voice of
well speak not; eyes have they, and see not.
my prayer; 6 They have ears, and hear 2 That he hath inclined his
8 And why? thou hast deli. O Give thanks unto the Lord,
ear unto me; therefore will I people, in the courts of the call upon him as long as I live. Lord's house; even in the
3 The snares of death com- midst of thee, o Jerusalem. passed me round about, and the Praise the Lord. pains of heil gat hold upon me. 4 I shall find trouble and
Psalm cxvii. Laudate Domiheaviness, and I will call upon the name of the Lordo O Praise the Lord, all ye hea
then; praise him, all ye
nations. 5 Gracious is the Lord, and 2 For his merciful kindness righteous; yea, our God is is ever more and more towards merciful.
us; and the truth of the Lord 6 The Lord preserveth the endureth for ever. Praise the simple: I was in misery, and Lord. he helped me. 7 Turn again then unto thy Psalm cxviii. Confitemini Do
mino. rest, O my soul; for the Lord hath rewarded thee. · ?
for he is gracious; bevered my soul from death, cause his mercy endureth for mine eyes
from tears, and my ever. feet from falling.
2 Let Israel now confess that 9 I will walk before the Lord he is gracious, and that his in the land of the living. mercy endureth for ever.
10 I believed, and therefore 3 Let the house of Aaron now will I speak; but I was sore confess, that his mercy endurtroubled: I said in my haste, eth for ever. All men are liars.
4. Yea, let them now that fear 11 What reward shall I give the Lord confess, that his mercy unto the Lord, for all the bene. endureth for ever. fits that he hath done unto me? 5 I called upon the Lord in
12 I will receive the cup of trouble; and the Lord heard salvation, and call upon the me at large. name of the Lord :
6 The Lord is on my side, I 13 I will pay my vows now will not fear what man doeth in the presence of all his peo- unto me. ple: right dear in the sight of The Lord taketh my part the Lord is the death of his with them that help me; theresaints.
fore shall I see my desire upon 14 Behold, O Lord, how mine enemies. that I am thy servant; I am thy 8 It is better to trust in the servant, and the son of thy hand- Lord, than to put any confimaid ; thou hast broken my dence in man. bonds in sunder.
9 It is better to trust in the 15 I will offer to thee the sa- Lord, than to put any conficrifice of thanksgiving, and will dence in princes. call upon the name of the Lord. 10 All nations compassed me
16 I will pay my vows unto round about; but in the name the Lord, in the sight of all his of the Lord will I destroy them.