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every man? Ye shall be slain all the sort of you; yea, as a tottering wall shall ye be, and like a broken hedge.

4 Their device is only how to put him out whom God will exalt; their delight is in lies; they give good words with their mouth, but curse with their heart.

5 Nevertheless, my soul, wait thou still upon God; for my hope is in him.

6 He truly is my strength and my salvation; he is my defence, so that I shall not fall.

7 In God is my health and my glory; the rock of my might, and in God is my trust.

8 O put your trust in him alway, ye people; pour out your

hearts before him, for God is our hope,

9 As for the children of men, they are but vanity; the children of men are deceitful upon the weights; they are altogether lighter than vanity itself.

10° 0 trust not in wrong and robbery ; give not yourselves untó vanity: if riches increase, set not your heart upon

them. 11 God spake once, and twice I have also heard the same, that power belongeth unto God;

12 And that thou, Lord, art merciful; for thou rewardest every man according to his work.

Psalm lxii. Deus, Deus meus. O GOD, thou art my God; early will I seek


this manner,

2 My soul thirsteth for thee; my flesh also longeth after thee, in a barren and dry land where no water is.

3 Thus have I looked for thee in holiness, that I might behold thy power and glory.

4. For thy loving-kindness is better than the life itself: my lips shall praise thee. 5 As long as I live will I magnify thee in

and lift up my hands in thy Name.

6 My soul shall be satisfied, even as it were with marrow and fatness, when my mouth praiseth thee with joyful lips.

7 Have I not remembered thee in my bed, and thought upon thee when I was waking ?

8 Because thou hast been my helper; therefore under the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.

9 My soul hangeth upon thee; thy right hand hath upholden me.

10 These also that seek the hurt of my soul, they shall go under the earth.

11 Let them fall upon the edge of the sword, that they may be a portion for foxes.

12 But the King shall rejoice in God; all they also that swear by him shall be coinmended; for the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.

Psalm lxiv. Exaudi, Deus. HEAR my voice, O God, in my prayer ; pre

serve my life from fear of the enemy. 2 Hide me from the gathering together of



the froward, and from the insurrection of wicked doers;

3 Who have whet their tongue like a sword, and shoot out their arrows, even bitter words;

4 That they may privily shoot at him that is perfect: suddenly do they hit him, and fear not.

5 They encourage themselves in mischief, and commune among themselves, how they may lay snares; and say, that no man shall see them.

6 They imagine wickedness, and practise it ; that they keep secret among themselves, every man in the deep of his heart. 7 But God shall suddenly shoot at them with

arrow, that they shall be wounded. 8 Yea, their own tongues shall make them fall; insomuch that whoso seeth them shall laugh them to scorn. 9 And all men that see it shall


This hath God done; for they shall perceive that it is his work.

10 The righteous shall rejoice in the LORD, and put his trust in him ; and all they that are true of heart shall be glad.

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Evening Prayer.

Psalm lxv. Te decet hymnus. THOU, O God, art praised in Sion; and

unto thee shall the vow be performed in Jerusalem.

2 Thou that hearest the prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come.

3 My misdeeds prevail against me: O be thou merciful unto our sins.

4 Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and receivest unto thee: he shall dwell in thy court, and shall be satisfied with the pleasures of thy house, even of thy holy temple.

5 Thou shalt show us wonderful things in thy righteousness, O God of our salvation; thou art the hope of all the ends of the earth, and of them that remain in the broad sea.

6 Who in his strength setteth fast the mountains, and is girded about with power.

7 Who stilleth the raging of the sea, and the noise of his waves, and the madness of the people.

8 They also that dwell in the uttermost parts of the earth shall be afraid at thy tokens, thou that makest the out-goings of the morning and evening to praise thee.

9 Thou visitest the earth, and blessest it; thou makest it very plenteous.

10 The river of God is full of water: thou preparest their corn, for so thou providest for the earth.

11 Thou waterest her furrows; thou sendest rain into the little valleys thereof; thou makest it soft with the drops of rain, and blessest the increase of it.

12 Thou crownest the year with thy goodness; and thy clouds drop fatness.

13 They shall drop upon the dwellings of

the wilderness; and the little hills shall rejoice on every side.

14 The folds shall be full of sheep; the valleys also shall stand so thick with corn, that they shall laugh and sing.

Psalm lxvi. Jubilate Deo. O BE joyful in God, all ye lands; sing

praises unto the honour of his Name; make his praise to be glorious.

2 Say unto God, O how wonderful art thou in thy works; through the greatness of thy power

shall thine enemies be found liars unto thee.

3 For all the world shall worship thee, sing of thee, and praise thy Name.

4 0 come hither, and behold the works of God; how wonderful he is in his doing toward the children of men.

5 He turned the sea into dry land, so that they went through the water on foot; there did we rejoice thereof.

6 He ruleth with his power for ever ; his eyes behold the people : and such as will not believe shall not be able to exalt themselves.

70 praise our God, ye people, and make the voice of his praise to be heard ;

8 Who holdeth our soul in life, and suffereth not our feet to slip.

9 For thou, O God, hast proved us ; thou also hast tried us, like as silver is tried.

10 Thou broughtest us into the snare; and laidest trouble upon our loins.

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