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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.
Psalm xxi. Domine, in virtute tua. THE King shall rejoice in thy strength, 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
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 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.
Evening Prayer. Psalm xxii. Deus, Deus meus ! MY God! my God! look upon me; why W hast thou forsaken me? and art so far from my health, and from the words of my complaint ?
2° 0 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, O 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; 2N2
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 niy tongue cleaveth to my gums, and thou shalt bring me into the dust of death.
16 For many dogs are come about me, and the counsel of the wicked layeth siege against me. 17 They pierced my hands and my ieet: 1
may tell all my bones: they stand staring and looking upon me.
18 They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.
19 But be not thou far from me, O LORD; thou art my succour, haste thee to help me.
20 Deliver my soul from the sword, my darling from the power of the dog.
21 Save me from the lion's mouth; thou hast heard me also from among the horns of the unicorns.
22 I will declare thy Name unto my brethren; in the midst of the congregation will I. praise thee.
23 O praise the LORD, ye that fear him : magnify him, all ye of the seed of Jacob; and fear him, all ye seed of Israel.
24 For he hath not despised nor abhorred the low estate of the poor; he hath not hid his face from him; but when he called unto him he heard him.
25 My praise is of thee in the great congregation; my vows will I perform in the sight of them that fear him.
26 The poor shall eat and be satisfied; they that seek after the LORD, shall praise him : your heart shall live for ever.
27 All the ends of the world shall remember themselves, and be turned unto the LORD; and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before him.
28 For the kingdom is the LORD's, and he is the Governor among the people.
29 All such as be fat upon earth have eaten, and worshipped.
30 All they that go down into the dust shall kneel before him; and no man hath quickened his own soul.
31 My seed shall serve him: they shall be counted unto the Lord for a generation.
32 They shall come, and the heavens shall declare his righteousness unto a people that shall be born, whom the Lord hath made.
Psalm xxiii. Dominus regit me. THE Lord is my shepherd; therefore can I
2 He shall feed me in a green pasture, and lead me forth beside the waters of comfort.
3 He shall convert my soul, and bring me forth in the paths of righteousness for his Name's sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff comfort me.
5 Thou shalt prepare a table before me against them that trouble me; thou hast anointed my head with oil, and my cup shall be full.
6 But thy loving-kindness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell ir the house of the Lord for ever.