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151 Be thou nigh at hand, O 164 Seven times a day do I Lord : for all thy commandments praise thee : because of thy righare true.

teous judgements. 152 As concerning thy testimo- 165 Great is the peace that they nies, I have known long since : have who love thy law : and they that thou hast grounded them for are not offended at it. ever.

166 Lord, I have looked for thy Vide humilitatem.

saving health : and done after thy

and deliver me : for I do not

167 My soul hath kept thy testi

monies and loved them exceedforget thy law. 154 Avenge thou my cause, and

ingly. deliver me : quicken me, accord

168 I have kept thy command

ments and testimonies : for all my ing to thy word. 155 Health is far from the un

ways are before thee. godly : for they regard not thy Appropinquet deprecatio. statutes. 156 Great is thy mercy, O Lord : LET my complaint come be

fore thee, o Lord : give me quicken me, as thou art wont. 157 Many there are that trou

understanding, according to thy

ble me, and persecute me : yet
do I not swerve from thy testi-

170 Let my supplication come

before thee : deliver me, accordmonies. 158 It grieveth me when I see

ing to thy word. the transgressors : because they

171 My lips shall speak of thy keep not thy law.

praise : when thou hast taught 159 Consider, O Lord, how I love

me thy statutes. thy commandments : 0 quicken

172 Yea, my tongue shall sing me, according to thy loving-kind

of thy word : for all thy commandments are righteous.

173 Let thine hand help me : 160 Thy word is true from ever

for I have chosen thy commandlasting, all the judgements of

ments. thy righteousness endure for ever

174 I have longed for thy saving more.

health, O Lord : and in thy law Principes persecuti sunt.

is my delight.

175 O let my soul live, and it without a cause : but my heart shall praise thee : and thy judgestandeth in awe of thy word. ments shall help me.

162 I am as glad of thy word : 176 I have gone astray like a as one that findeth great spoils. sheep that is lost : 0 seek thy

163 As for lies, I hate and abhor servant, for I do not forget thy them : but thy law do I love. commandments. Day 27. PSALM CXX.

and to have my habitation among Ad Dominum.

the tents of Kedar. WOEN I was in trouble I call- 5 My soul hath long dwelt aed upon the

mong them : that are enemies heard me.

unto peace. 2 Deliver my soul, O Lord, from 6 I labour for peace, but when lying lips : and from a deceitful I speak unto them thereof : they tongue.

make them ready to battle.
3 What reward shall be given or

done unto thee, thou false tongue :
even mighty and sharp arrows,

Levavi oculos.
with hot burning coals.

I WILL lift up mine eyes unto 4 Wo is me, that I am con- the hills : from whence cometh strained to dwell with Mesech :

my help.


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Morning Prayer.

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2 My help cometh even from mistress : even so our eyes wait the Lord : who hath made hea- upon the Lord our God, until he ven and earth.

have mercy upon us. 3 He will not suffer thy foot to 3 Have mercy upon us, O Lord, be moved : and he that keepeth have mercy upon us : for we are thee will not sleep.

utterly despised. 4 Behold, he that keepeth Is- 4 Our soul is filled with the rael : shall neither slumber nor scornful reproof of the wealthy : sleep.

and with the despitefulness of the 5 The Lord himself is thy keep- proud. er : the Lord is thy defence upon

PSALM CXXIV. thy right hand; 6 So that the sun shall not burn

Nisi quia Dominus. thee by day : neither the moon


F the Lord himself had not by night.

been on our side, now may 7 The Lord shall preserve thee Israel say : if the Lord himself from all evil : yea, it is even he had not been on our side, when that shall keep thy soul.

men rose up against us; 8 The Lord shall preserve thy go- 2 They had swallowed us up ing out, and thy coming in : from quick : when they were so wraththis time forth for evermore. fully displeased at us. PSALM CXXII.

3 Yea, the waters had drowned

us : and the stream had gone over Letatus sum.

our soul. I WAS glad when they said uin. 4 The deep waters of the proud :

the had gone even over our soul. house of the Lord.

5 But praised be the Lord : who 2 Our feet shall stand in thy hath not given us over for a prey gates : 0 Jerusalem.

unto their teeth. 3 Jerusalem is built as a city : 6 Our soul is escaped even as that is at unity in itself.

a bird out of the snare of the 4 For thither the tribes go up, fowler : the snare is broken, and even the tribes of the Lord : to we are delivered. testify unto Israel, to give thanks 7 Our help_standeth in the unto the Name of the Lord.

Name of the Lord : who hath 5 For there is the seat of judge- | made heaven and earth. ment : even the seat of the house of David.

PSALM CXXV. 6 0) pray for the peace of Jerusalem : they shall prosper that

Qui confidunt. love thee.

TIFY that put their trust in 7 Peace be within thy walls :

the Lord and plenteousness within thy pa

the mount Sion : which may not laces.

be removed, but standeth fast for 8 For my brethren and com- ever. panions' sakes : I will wish thee 2 The hills stand about Jerusaprosperity:

lem: even so standeth the Lord 9 Yea, because of the house of round about his people, from this the Lord our God : I will seek to time forth for evermore. do thee good.

3 For the rod of the ungodly PSALM CXXIII.

cometh not into the lot of the

righteous : lest the righteous put Ad te levavi oculos meos. their hand unto wickedness.

4 Do well, O Lord : unto those 0 thou that dwellest in the that are good and true of heart. heavens.

5 As for such as turn back 2 Behold, even as the eyes of unto their own wickedness : the servants look unto the hand of Lord shall lead them forth with their masters, and as the eyes of the evil-doers; but peace shall be a maiden unto the hand of her

upon Israel.


DAY 27.

Evening Prayer.


of thine hands : 0 well is thee,

and happy shalt thou be. In convertendo.

3 Thy wife shall be as the fruitWHEN the Lord turned a- ful vine : upon the walls of thine

gain the captivity of Sion : house. then were we like unto them that 4 Thy children like the olivedream.

branches : round about thy table. 2 Then was our mouth filled 5 Lo, thus shall the man be with laughter : and our tongue blessed : that feareth the Lord. with joy.

6 The Lord from out of Sion 3 Then said they among the shall so bless thee : that thou heathen : The Lord hath done shalt see Jerusalem in prosperity great things for them.


thy life long: 4 Yea, the Lord hath done great 7 Yea, that thou shalt see thy things for us already : whereof we children's children ; and peace rejoice.

upon Israel. 5 Turn our captivity, O Lord : as the rivers in the south.

PSALM CXXIX. 6 They that sow in tears : shall


Sæpe expugnaverunt. reap in joy. 7 He that now goeth on his way MANY a time have they fought

against me from my youth weeping, and beareth forth good seed : shall doubtless come again

up : may Israel now say. with joy, and bring his sheaves

2 Yea, many a time have they

vexed me from my youth up : with him.

but they have not prevailed aPSALM CXXVII.

gainst me.

3 The plowers plowed upon my Nisi Dominus.

back : and made long furrows. E : : XCEPT the Lord build the 4 But the righteous Lord : hath

hewn the snares of the ungodly in lost that build it.

pieces. 2 Except the Lord keep the 5 Let them be confounded and city : the watchman waketh but turned backward : as many as in vain.

have evil will at Sion. 3 It is but lost labour that ye 6 Let them be even as the grass haste to rise up early, and so late growing upon the house - tops : take rest, and eat the bread of which withereth afore it be pluckcarefulness : for so he giveth his beloved sleep.

7 Whereof the mower filleth not 4 Lo, children and the fruit of his hand : neither he that bindeth the womb : are an heritage and up the sheaves his bosom. gift that cometh of the Lord.

8 So that they who go by say 5 Like as the arrows in the not so much as, The Lord proshand of the giant : even so are per you : we wish you good luck the young children.

in the Name of the Lord. 6 Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them : they shall

PSALM CXXX. not be ashamed when they speak

De profundis. with their enemies in the gate.

UT of the deep have I called PSALM CXXVIII.

unto thee, O Lord : Lord,

hear my voice. Beati omnes.

2 0 let thine ears consider well : BH

LESSED are all they that the voice of my complaint.

fear the Lord : and walk in 3 If thou, Lord, wilt be extreme his ways.

to mark what is done amiss : 0 2 For thou shalt eat the labours Lord, who may abide it?

ed up;


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4 For there is mercy with thee :

PSALM CXXXI. therefore shalt thou be feared.

Domine, non est. I look the Lord; my soul ORD, I high-minded : my trust.

2 I do not exercise myself in 6 My soul fleeth unto the Lord : great matters : which are too high before the morning watch, I say, for me. before the morning watch.

3 But I refrain my soul, and 7 0 Israel, trust in the Lord, keep it low, like as a child that is for with the Lord there is mercy : weaned from his mother : yea, my and with him is plenteous re- soul is even as a weaned child. demption.

4 O Israel, trust in the Lord : 8 And he shall redeem Israel : from this time forth for everfrom all his sins.


DAY 28. Morning Prayer.

also shall sit upon thy seat for

evermore. Memento, Domine.

14 For the Lord hath chosen

Sion to be an habitation for himLORD: remember David ; and all his trouble

self : he hath longed for her. 2 How he sware unto the Lord : 15 This shall be my rest for and vowed a vow unto the Al- ever : here will I dwell, for I have mighty God of Jacob;

a delight therein. 3 I will not come within the 16 I will bless her victuals with tabernacle of mine house : nor increase : and will satisfy her poor climb up into my bed;

with bread. 4 I will not suffer mine eyes to 17 I will deck her priests with sleep, nor mine eye-lids to slum- health : and her saints shall reber neither the temples of my joice and sing. head to take any rest;

18 There shall I make the horn 5 Until I find out a place for of David to flourish : I have orthe temple of the Lord : an ha- dained a lantern for mine Anbitation for the mighty God of ointed. Jacob.

19 As for his enemies, I shall 6 Lo, we heard of the same at clothe them with shame : but upEphrata : and found it in the on himself shall his crown flouwood.

rish. 7 We will go into his taberna

PSALM CXXXIII. cle : and fall low on our knees

Ecce, quam bonum! before his footstool.

8 Arise, O Lord, into thy rest- ful a thing it is : brethren, to ing-place : thou, and the ark of dwell together in unity!! thy strength.

2 It is like the precious oint9 Let thy priests be clothed with ment upon the head, that ran righteousness : and let thy saints down unto the beard : even unto sing with joyfulness.

Aaron's beard, and went down to 10 For thy servant David's sake: the skirts of his clothing. turn not away the presence of 3 Like as the dew of Hermon : thine Anointed.

which fell upon the hill of Sion. 11 The Lord hath made a faith- 4 For there the Lord promised ful oath unto David : and he shall his blessing : and life for evernot shrink from it; 12 Of the fruit of thy body : shall

PSALM CXXXIV. I set upon thy seat.

Ecce nunc. set up thy children will keep my B Lord : all ye servants of the covenant, and my testimonies that I shall learn them : their children Lord;


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2 Ye that by night stand in the ders into the midst of thee, O house of the Lord : even in the thou land of Egypt : upon Phacourts of the house of our God. raoh, and all his servants.

3 Lift up your hands in the 10 He smote divers nations : sanctuary: and praise the Lord. and slew mighty kings;

4 The Lord that made heaven 11 Sehon king of the Amorites, and earth : give thee blessing out and Og the king of Basan : and of Sion.

all the kingdoms of Canaan; PSALM CXXXV.

12 And gave their land to be an

heritage : even an heritage unto Laudate Nomen.

Israel his people.
PRAISE the Lord, laud ye 13 Thy Name, O Lord, endur-

the Name of the Lord : praise eth for ever : so doth thy memoit, О ye servants of the Lord; rial, O Lord, from one generation

2 Ye that stand in the house to another. of the Lord : in the courts of the 14 For the Lord will avenge house of our God.

his people : and be gracious unto 30 praise the Lord, for the Lord his servants. is gracious : 0 sing praises unto 15 As for the images of the heahis Name, for it is lovely.

then, they are but silver and gold : 4 For why ? the Lord hath the work of men's hands. chosen Jacob unto himself : and 16 They have mouths, and speak Israel for his own possession. not : eyes have they, but they see

5 For I know that the Lord is not. great : and that our Lord is above 17 They have ears, and yet they all gods.

hear not : neither is there any 6 Whatsoever the Lord pleas- breath in their mouths. ed, that did he in heaven, and in 18 They that make them are like earth : and in the sea, and in all unto them : and so are all they deep places.

that put their trust in them. 7 He bringeth forth the clouds 19 Praise the Lord, ye house of from the ends of the world : and Israel : praise the Lord, ye house sendeth forth lightnings with the of Aaron. rain, bringing the winds out of 20 Praise the Lord, ye house of his treasures.

Levi : ye that fear the Lord, praise 8 He smote the first-born of E- the Lord. gypt : both of man and beast.

2: Praised be the Lord out of 9 He hath sent tokens and won- Sion : who dwelleth at Jerusalem.

DAY 28. Evening Praper.

the waters : for his mercy endur

eth for ever. Confitemini.

7 Who hath made great lights : O

GIVE thanks unto the Lord, for his mercy endureth for ever; for he is gracious : and his 8 The sun to rule the day : for

: mercy endureth for ever.

his mercy endureth for ever; 2 0 give thanks unto the God of 9 The moon and the stars to all gods : for his mercy endureth govern the night : for his mercy for ever.

endureth for ever. 30 thank the Lord of all lords : 10 Who smote Egypt with their for his mercy endureth for ever. first-born : for his mercy endureth 4 Who only doeth great won

for ever; ders : for his mercy endureth for 11 And brought out Israel from ever.

among them : for his mercy en5 Who by his excellent wisdom dureth for ever; made the heavens : for his mercy 12 With a mighty hand, and endureth for ever.

stretched out arm : for his mercy 6 Who laid out the earth above endureth for ever.

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