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10 I will give thanks unto thee, O Lord, among the people; and I will sing unto thee ainong the nations.

11 For the greatness of thy mercy reacheth unto the heavens, and thy truth unto the clouds.

12 Set up thyself, O God, above the heavens; and thy glory above all the earth.

Psalm lviii. Si vere utique. ARE your minds set upon righteousness, O

ye congregation ? and do ye judge the thing that is right,


ye sons of men ? 2 Yea, ye imagine inischief in your heart upon the earth, and your hands deal with wickedness.

3 The ungodly are froward, even from their mother's womb; as soon as they are born, they go astray, and speak lies.

4 They are as venomous as the poison of a serpent, even like the deaf adder, that stoppeth

her ears;

5 Which refuseth to hear the voice of the charmer, charm he never so wisely.

6 Break their teeth, O God, in their mouths; spite the jaw-bones of the lions, O LORD: let them fall


like water that runneth apace; and when they shoot their arrows let them be rooted out.

7 Let them consume away like a snail, and be like the untimely fruit of a woman; and let them not see the sun.

8 Or ever your pots be made hot with thorns,

so let indignation vex him, even as a thing that

is raw.

9 The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance; he shall wash his footsteps in the blood of the ungodly.

10 So that a man shall say, Verily there is a reward for the righteous; doubtless there is a God that judgeth the earth.

Evening Prayer. Psalm lix. Eripe me de inimicis. DELIVER me from mine enemies, O God;

defend me from them that rise up against


2 O deliver me from the wicked doers, and save me from the blood-thirsty men.

3 For lo, they lie waiting for my soul; the mighty men are gathered against me, without any offence or fault of me, O LORD.

4 They run and prepare themselves without my fault; arise thou therefore to help me, and behold.

5 Stand up, O LORD God of hosts, thou God of Israel, to visit all the heathen, and be not merciful unto them that offend of malicious wickedness.

6 They go to and fro in the evening, they grin like a dog, and run about through the city.

7 Behold, they speak with their mouth, and swords are in their lips; for who doth hear?

8 But thou, O LORD, shalt have them in derision, and thou shalt laugh all the heathen to


9 My strength will I ascribe unto thee; for thou art the God of my refuge.

10 God showeth me his goodness plenteously; and God shall let me see my desire upon mine enemies.

11 Slay them not, lest my people forget it; but scatter them abroad among the people, and put them down, O Lord our defence.

12 For the sin of their mouth, and for the words of their lips, they shall be taken in their pride: and why ? their preaching is of cursing and lies.

13 Consume them in thy wrath, consume them, that they may perish ; and know that it is God that ruleth in Jacob, and unto the ends of the world.

14 And in the evening they will return, grin like a dog, and will go about the city.

15 They will run here and there for meat, and grudge if they be not satisfied.

16 As for me, I will sing of thy power, and will praise thy mercy betiines in the morning ; for thou hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble.

17 Unto thee, O my strength, will I sing ; for thou, O God, art my refuge, and my merciful God.




Psalm lx. Deus, repulisti nos. O GOD, thou hast cast us out, and scattered

us abroad; thou hast also been displeased : O turn thee unto us again.

2 Thou hast moved the land, and divided it: heal the sores thereof, for it shaketh.

3 Thou hast showed thy people heavy things; thou hast given us to drink of deadly wine.

4 Thou hast given a token for such as fear thee, that they may triumph because of the truth.

5 Therefore were thy beloved delivered : help me with thy right hand, and hear me.

6 God hath spoken in his holiness, I will rejoice, and divide Sichem, and mete out the valley of Succoth.

7 Gilead is mine, and Manasses is mine; Ephraim also is the strength of my head ; Judah is my lawgiver;

8 Moab is my wash-pot; over Edom will I cast out my shoe; Philistia, be thou glad of

9 Who will lead me into the strong city? who will bring me into Edom?

10 Hast not thou cast us out, O God? wilt not thou, O God, go out with our hosts?

11 O be thou our help in trouble; for vain is the help of man.

12 Through God will we do great acts; for t is he that shall tread down our enemies.


Psalm lxi. Exaudi, Deus. HEAR my crying, O God, give ear unto my

prayer. 2 From the ends of the earth will I call upon thee, when my heart is in heaviness.

3 O set me up upon the rock that is higher than I; for thou hast been my hope, and a strong tower for me against the enemy.

4 I will dwell in thy tabernacle for ever, and my trust shall be under the covering of thy wings.

5 For thou, O Lord, hast heard my desires, and hast given an heritage unto those that fear thy Name.

6 Thou shalt grant the King a long life, that his years may endure throughout all generations.

Ý He shall dwell before God for ever: 0 prepare thy loving mercy and faithfulness, that they may preserve him.

8 So will I always sing praise unto thy Name, that I may daily perform my vows.


Morning Prayer.

Psalm lxii. Nonne Deo? My soul truly waiteth still upon God; for of

him cometh my salvation. 2 He verily is my strength and my salvation; he is my defence, so that I shall not greatly fall.

3 How long will ye imagine mischief against

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