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51 Great prosperity giveth Ho unto His king: and sheweth loving-kindness unto David His anointed, and unto his seed for evermore.
FIRST PORTION. PSALM XIX. Cæli enarrant. M HE heavens declare the glory of God:
1 and the firmament sheweth His handy-work.
2 One day telleth another : and one night certifieth another.
3 There is neither speech nor language: but their voices are heard among them.
4 Their sound is gone out into all lands: and their words into the ends of the world.
5 In them hath He set a tabernacle for the sun : which cometh forth as a bridegroom out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as à giant to run his course.
6 It goeth forth from the uttermost part of the heaven, and runneth about unto the end of it again : and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof. , 7 The law of the Lord is an undefiled law, converting the soul : the testimony of the Lord is sure, and giveth wisdom unto the simple.
8 The statutes of the Lord are right, and rejoice the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, and giveth light unto · the eyes. 9 The fear of the Lord is clean, and en.
dureth for ever: the judgments of the Lord are true, and righteous altogether.,
10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold : sweeter also than honey, and the honey-comb.
11 Moreover, by them is Thy servant taught : and in keeping of them there is great reward.
12 Who can tell how oft he offendeth : O cleanse Thou me from my secret faults.
13 Keep thy servant also from presumptuous sins, lest they get the dominion over me : so shall I be undefiled, and innocent from the great offence.
14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart : be alway acceptable in Thy sight,
15 O Lord : my strength, and my redeemer.
PSALM XX. Exaudiat te Dominus. MTIHE Lord hear thee in the day of
1 trouble : the Name of the God of Jacob defend thee;
2 Send thee help from the sanctuary : and strengthen thee out of Sion;
3 Remember all thy offerings : and accept thy burnt-sacrifice;
4 Grant thee thy heart's desire : and fulfil all thy mind.
5 We will rejoice in Thy salvation, and triumph in the Name of Lord our God: the Lord perform all thy petitions.
6 Now know I, that the Lord helpeth His anointed, and will hear him from His holy heaven : even with the wholesome strength of His right hand..
7 Some put their trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the Name of the Lord our God.
8 They are brought down, and fallen : but we are risen, and stand upright.
9 Save, Lord, and hear us, o King of heaven: when we call upon Thee.
SECOND PORTION. PSALM XXI. Domine, in virtute tua. M HE King shall rejoice in Thy strength,
1 O Lord : exceeding glad shall He be of Thy salvation.
2 Thou hast given Him His heart's desire : and hast not denied Him the request of His lips.
3 For Thou shalt prevent Him with the blessings of goodness: and shalt set a crown of pure gold upon His head. · 4 He asked life of Thee, and Thou gavest Him a long life : even for ever and ever.
5 His honour is great in Thy salvation : glory and great worship shalt Thou lay upon Him.
6 For Thou shalt give Him everlasting felicity : and make Him glad with the joy of Thy countenance.
7 And why? because the King putteth His trust in the Lord : and in the mercy of the most Highest He shall not miscarry.
8 All thine enemies shall feel Thy hand : Thy right hand shall find out them that hate Thee.
9 Thou shalt make them like a fiery oven in the time of Thy wrath : the Lord shall destroy them in His displeasure, and the fire shall consume them.
10 Their fruit shalt Thou root out of the earth: and their seed from among the children of men.
11 For they intended mischief against Thee: and imagined such a device as they are not able to perform.
12 Therefore shalt Thou put them to | flight : and the strings of Thy bow shalt Thou make ready against the face of them.
13 Be Thou exalted, Lord, in Thine own strength : so will we sing, and praise Thy power.
THIRD PORTION. PSALM XXII. Deus, Deus meus. M Y God, My God, look upon Me; why
M hast Thou forsaken Me : and art so far from My health, and from the words of My complaint?
2 O My God, I cry in the day-time, but Thou hearest not: and in the night-season also I take no rest.
3 And Thou continuest holy : 0 Thou worship of Israel.
4 Our fathers hoped in Thee : they trusted in Thee, and Thou didst deliver them.
5 They called upon Thee, and were holpen: they put their trust in Thee, and were not confounded.
6 But as for Me, I am a worm, and no man: a very scorn of men, and the outcast of the people.
7 All they that see Me laugh Me to scorn : they shoot out their lips, and shake their heads, saying,
8 He trusted in God, that he would deliver Him : let Him deliver Him, if He will have Him.
9 But Thou art He that took Me out of My mother's womb: Thou wast My hope, when I hanged yet upon My mother's breasts,
10 I have been left unto Thee ever since I was born: Thou art My God even from My mother's womb.
11 O go not from Me, for trouble is hard at hand : and there is none to help Me.
12 Many oxen are come about Me : fat bulls of Basan close Me in on every side.
13 They gape upon Me with their mouths : as it were a ramping and a roaring lion.
14 I am poured out like water, and all My bones are out of joint:My heart also in the midst of My body is even like melting wax.
15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and My tongue cleaveth to My gums: and Thou shalt bring Me into the dust of
16 For many dogs are come about Me: and the council of the wicked layeth siege against Me.
°17 They pierced My hands and My feet; I may tell all My bones : they stand staring and looking upon Me.