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FIRST PORTION. PSALM CXVIII. Confitemini Domino. ~ GIVE thanks unto the Lord, for He
is gracious : because His mercy endureth for ever.
2 Let Israel now confess, that He is gracious: and that His mercy endureth for ever.
3 Let the house of Aaron now confess : that His mercy endureth for ever.
4 Yea, let them now that fear the Lord confess: that His mercy endureth for ever.
5 I called upon the Lord in trouble: and the Lord heard me at large.
6 The Lord is on my side: I will not fear what man doeth unto me. :7 The Lord taketh my part with them that help me: therefore shall I see my desire upon mine enemies.
8 It is better to trust in the Lord : than to put any confidence in man. . 9 It is better to trust in the Lord : than to put any confidence in princes. ..
10 All nations com passed me round about: but in the Name of the Lord will I destroy them.
11 They kept me in on every side, they kept me in, I say, on every side; but in the Name of the Lord will I destroy them. · 12 They came about me like bees, and are extinct even as the fire among the thorns : for in the Name of the Lord I will destroy them.
13 Thou hast thrust sore at me, that I might fall: but the Lord was my help.
14 The Lord is my strength, and my song: and is become my salvation.
15 The voice of joy and health is in the dwellings of the righteous: the right hand of the Lord bringeth mighty things to pass.
16 The right hand of the Lord hath the pre-eminence: the right hand of the Lord bringeth mighty things to pass.
17 I shall not die, but live: and declare the works of the Lord.
18 The Lord hath chastened and corrected me : but He hath not given me over unto death,
19 Open me the gates of righteousness : that I may go into them, and give thanks unto the Lord.
20 This is the gate of the Lord: the righteous shall enter into it.
21 I will thank Thee, for Thou hast heard me : and art become my salvation.
22 The same stone which the builders refused : is become the head-stone in the corner.
23 This is the Lord's doing: and it is marvellous in our eyes.
24 This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
25 Help me now, O Lord : O Lord, send us now prosperity.
26 Blessed be he that cometh in the Name of the Lord: we have wished you good luck, ye that are of the house of the Lord.
27 God is the Lord Who hath shewed us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, yea, even unto the horns of the altar.
28 Thou art my God, and I will thank Thee : Thou art my God, and I will praise
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29 O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is gracious: and His mercy endureth for ever.
in the way: and walk in the law of the Lord.
2 Blessed are they that keep His testimonies: and seek Him with their whole heart.
3 For they who do no wickedness: walk in His ways.
4. Thou hast charged: that we shall diligently keep Thy commandments.
50 that my ways were made so direct: that I might keep Thy statutes!
6 So shall I not be confounded : while I have respect unto all Thy commandments.
7 I will thank Thee with an unfeigned
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VV cleanse his way: even by ruling | himself after Thy word.
10 With my whole heart have I sought Thee: O let me not go wrong out of Thy commandments.
11 Thy words have I hid within my heart: that I should not sin against Thee.
12 Blessed art Thou, O Lord: O teach me Thy statutes.
13 With my lips have I been telling :'of all the judgments of Thy mouth.
14 I have had as great delight in the way of Thy testimonies: as in all manner of riches.
15 I will talk of Thy commandments: and have respect unto Thy ways.
16 My delight shall be in Thy statutes : and I will not forget Thy word.
Retribue servo tuo. 0 DO well unto Thy servant: that I
may live, and keep Thy word. 18 Open Thou mine eyes : that I may see the wondrous things of Thy law.
19 I am a stranger upon earth: O hide not Thy commandments from me.
20 My soul breaketh out for the very fervent desire: that it hath alway unto Thy judgments. · 21 Thou hast rebuked the proud: and cursed are they that do err from Thy commandments.
22 O turn from me shame and rebuke: for I have kept Thy testimonies.
23 Princes also did sit and speak against me: but Thy servant is occupied in Thy statutes.
24 For Thy testimonies are my delight: and my counsellors.
Adhæsit pavimento. M y soul cleaveth to the dust: O quicken M Thou me, according to Thy word.
26 I have acknowledged my ways, and Thou heardest me: 0 teach me Thy statutes.
27 Make me to understand the way of Thy commandments : and so shall I talk of Thy wondrous works.
28 My soul melteth away for very heaviness: comfort Thou me according unto Thy word.
29 Take from me the way of lying: and cause Thou me to make much of Thy law.
30 I have chosen the way of truth: and Thy judgments have I laid before me.
31 I have stuck unto Thy testimonies : O Lord, confound me not.
32 I will run the way of Thy commandments: when Thou hast set my heart at liberty.
Legem pone. MEACH me, O Lord, the way of Thy
1 statutes: and I shall keep it unto the end.
34 Give me understanding, and I shall keep Thy law : yea, I shall keep it with my whole heart. .
35 Make me to go in the path of Thy commandments: for therein is my desire.