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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.
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.
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