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wicked : and will not sit among the ungodly.

6 I will wash my hands in innocency, O Lord : and so will I go to Thine altar;

7 That I may shew the voice of thanksgiving: and tell of all Thy wondrous works.

8 Lord, I have loved the habitation of Thy house : and the place where Thine honour dwelleth.

9 O shut not up my soul with the sinners : nor my life with the blood-thirsty;

10 In whose hands is wickedness : and their right hand is full of gifts.

11 But as for me, I will walk innocently: O deliver me, and be merciful unto me.

12 My foot standeth right: I will praise the Lord in the congregations.

PSALM XXVII. Dominus illuminatio. THE Lord is my light, and my salva

L tion; whom then shall I fear : the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom then shall I be afraid ?

2 When the wicked, even mine enemies, and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh : they stumbled and fell.

3 Though a host of men were laid against me, yet shall not my heart be afraid : and though there rose up war against me, yet will I put my trust in Him.

4 One thing have I desired of the Lord, which I will require : even that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the fair beauty of the Lord, and to visit His temple.

5 For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His tabernacle : yea, in the secret place of His dwelling shall He hide me, and set me up.upon a rock of stone.

6 And now shall He lift up mine head": above mine enemies round about me.

7 Therefore will I offer in His dwelling an oblation with great gladness : I will sing, and speak praises unto the Lord.

8 Hearken unto my voice, O Lord, when I cry unto Thee : have mercy upon me, and hear me.

9 My heart hath talked of Thee, Seek ye my face : Thy face, Lord, will I seek.

10 O hide not Thou Thy face from me : nor cast Thy servant away in displeasure.

11 Thou hast been my succour : leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.

12 When my father and my mother forsake me : the Lord taketh me up.

13 Teach me Thy way, O Lord : and lead me in the right way, because of mine enemies.

14 Deliver me not over into the will of mine adversaries : for there are false witnesses risen up against me, and such as speak wrong.

15 I should utterly have fainted : but that I believe verily to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.

16 O tarry thou the Lord's leisure : be strong, and He shall comfort thine heart ; and put thou thy trust in the Lord.

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FIRST PORTION. PSALM XXVIII. Ad te, Domine. TINTO Thee will I cry, O Lord my

strength : think no scorn of me; lest, if Thou make as though Thou hearest not, I become like them that go down into the pit.

2 Hear the voice of my humble petitions, when I cry unto Thee : when I hold up my hands towards the mercy-seat of Thy holy temple.

3 O pluck me not away, neither destroy me with the ungodly and wicked doers : which speak friendly to their neighbours, but imagine mischief in their hearts.

4 Reward them according to their deeds : and according to the wickedness of their own inventions.

5 Recompense them after the work of their hands : pay them that they have deserved.

6 For they regard not in their mind the works of the Lord, nor the operation of His hands : therefore shall He break them down, and not build them up.

7 Praised be the Lord : for He hath heard the voice of my humble petitions.

8 The Lord is my strength, and my shield; my heart bath trusted in Him, and I am helped : therefore my heart danceth for joy, and in my song will I praise Him.

9 The Lord is my strength : and He is the wholesome defence of His Anointed.

10 O save Thy people, and give Thy blessing unto Thine inheritance : feed them, and set them up for ever.

PSALM XXIX. Afferte Domino. DRING unto the Lord, O ye mighty,

D bring young rams unto the Lord : ascribe unto the Lord worship and strength,

2 Give the Lord the honour due unto His Name; worship the Lord with holy worship.

3 It is the Lord, that commandeth the waters : it is the glorious God, that maketh the thunder.

4 It is the Lord, that ruleth the sea; the voice of the Lord is mighty in operation : the voice of the Lord is a glorious voice.

5 The voice of the Lord breaketh the cedar-trees : yea, the Lord breaketh the cedars of Libanus.

6 He maketh them also to skip like a calf : Libanus also, and Sirion, like a young unicorn..

7 The voice of the Lord divideth the flames of fire; the voice of the Lord shaketh the wilderness : yea, the Lord shaketh the wilderness of Cades.

8 The voice of the Lord maketh the hinds to bring forth young, and discovereth the thick bushes : in His temple doth every man speak of His honour.

9 The Lord sitteth above the water-flood : and the Lord remaineth a King for ever.

10 The Lord shall give strength unto His people : the Lord shall give His people the blessing of peace.

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SECOND PORTION. PSALM XXX. Exaltabo te, Domine, T WILL magnify Thee, O Lord, for Thou

hast set me up: and not made my foes to triumph over me.

2 O Lord my God, I cried unto Thee : and Thou hast healed me.

3 Thou, Lord, hast brought my soul out of Hades: Thou hast kept my life from them that go down to the pit.

4 Sing praises unto the Lord, O ye saints of His : and give thanks unto Him for a remembrance of His holiness.

5 For His wrath endureth but the twinkling of an eye, and in His pleasure is life : heaviness may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

6 And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be removed : Thou, Lord, of Thy goodness hast made my hill so strong.

7 Thou didst turn Thy face from me : and I was troubled.

8 Then cried I unto Thee, O Lord : and gat me to my Lord right humbly.

9 What profit is there in my blood : when I go down to the pit ?

10 Shall the dust give thanks unto Thee : or shall it declare Thy truth?

11 Hear, O Lord, and have mercy upon me : Lord, be Thou my helper.

12 Thou hast turned my heaviness into joy : Thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness. 13 Therefore shall every good man sing

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