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13 Who divided the Red sea in 5 If I forget thee, O Jerusatwo parts : for his mercy endur- lem : let my right hand forget her eth for ever;

cunning. 14 And made Israel to go through 6 If I do not remember thee, let the midst of it : for his mercy en- my tongue cleave to the roof of dureth for ever.

my mouth : yea, if I prefer not 15 But as for Pharaoh and his Jerusalem in my mirth. host, he overthrew them in the 7 Remember the children of Red sea : for his mercy endureth Edom, O Lord, in the day of Jefor ever.

rusalem : how they said, Down 16 Who led his people through with it, down with it, even to the the wilderness : for his mercy en- ground. dureth for ever.

8 O daughter of Babylon, wast17 Who smote great kings : for ed with misery : yea, happy shall his mercy endureth for ever; he be that rewardeth thee, as thou

18 Yea, and slew mighty kings : hast served us. for his mercy endureth for ever; 9 Blessed shall he be that taketh

19 Sehon king of the Amorites : thy children : and throweth them for his mercy endureth for ever; against the stones.

20 And Og the king of Basan : for his mercy endureth for ever;

PSALM CXXXVIII. 21 And gave away their land for an heritage : for his mercy endur

Confitebor tibi. eth for ever;

I WILL give thanks

hunto hibeer o 22 Even for an heritage unto

with : Israel his servant : for his mercy even before the gods will I sing endureth for ever.

praise unto thee. 23 Who remembered us when 2 I will worship toward thy holy we were in trouble : for his mercy temple, and praise thy Name, beendureth for ever;

cause of thy loving-kindness and 24 And hath delivered us from truth : for thou hast magnified our enemies : for his mercy en- thy Name, and thy Word, above dureth for ever.

all things. 25 Who giveth food to all flesh : 3 When I called upon thee, thou for his mercy endureth for ever. heardest me : and enduedst my

26 O give thanks unto the God soul with much strength. of heaven : for his mercy endur- 4 All the kings of the earth eth for ever.

shall praise thee, O Lord : for 27 0 give thanks unto the Lord they have heard the words of thy of lords : for his mercy endureth mouth. for ever.

5 Yea, they shall sing in the

ways of the Lord : that great is PSALM CXXXVII.

the glory of the Lord.

6 For though the Lord be high, Super flumina.

yet hath he respect unto the lowBy the waters of Babylon we ly: as for the proud, he beholdeth sat down and wept : when we

them afar off. remembered thee, O Sion.

7 Though I walk in the midst 2 As for our harps, we hanged of trouble, yet shalt thou refresh them up : upon the trees that are me : thou shalt stretch forth thy therein.

hand upon the furiousness of mine 3 For they that led us away enemies, and thy right hand shall captive required of us then a save me song, and melody, in our heavi- 8 The Lord shall make good his ness : Sing us one of the songs of loving-kindness toward me : yea, Sion.

thy mercy, O Lord, endureth for 4 How shall we sing the Lord's ever; despise not then the works song : in a strange land?

of thine own hands.

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Day 29.

Morning Prayer.
PSALM CXXXIX. shioned : when as yet there was

none of them.
Domine, probasti.

17 How dear are thy counsels LORD, thou hast searched me unto me, O God : 0 how great is

out, and known me : thou the sum of them ! knowest my down-sitting, and 18 If I tell them, they are more mine up-rising; thou understand- in number than the sand : when I est my thoughts long before. wake up I am present with thee.

2 Thou art about my path, and 19 Wilt thou not slay the wicabout my bed : and spiest out all ked, O God : depart from me, ye my ways.

blood-thirsty men. 3 For lo, there is not a word 20 For they speak unrighteously in my tongue : but thou, O Lord, against thee : and thine enemies knowest it altogether.

take thy Name in vain. 4 Thou hast fashioned me be- 21 Do not I hate them, O Lord, hind and before : and laid thine that hate thee : and am not I hand upon me.

grieved with those that rise up 5 Such knowledge is too won- against thee? derful and excellent for me : I 22 Yea, I hate them right sore : cannot attain unto it.

even as though they were mine 6 Whither shall I go then from enemies. thy Spirit : or whither shall I go 23 Try me, O God, and seek the then from thy presence ?

ground of my heart : prove me, 7 If I climb up into heaven, and examine my thoughts. thou art there : if I go down to 24 Look well if there be any way hell, thou art there also.

of wickedness in me : and lead 8 If I take the wings of the me in the way everlasting. morning : and remain in the uttermost parts of the sea;

PSALM CXL. 9 Even there also shall thy hand

Eripe me, Domine. lead me : and thy right hand shall hold me.


ELIVER me, O Lord, from 10 If I say, Peradventure the the evil man : and preserve darkness shall cover me : then me from the wicked man. shall my night be turned to day. 2 Who imagine mischief in their

11 Yea, the darkness is no hearts : and stir up strife all the darkness with thee, but the night day long. is as clear as the day : the dark- 3 They have sharpened their ness and light to thee are both tongues like a serpent : adder's alike.

poison is under their lips. 12 For my reins are thine : thou 4 Keep me, O Lord, from the hast covered me in my mother's hands of the ungodly : preserve womb.

me from the wicked men, who 13 I will give thanks unto thee, are purposed to overthrow my for I am fearfully and wonder- goings. fully made : marvellous are thy 5 The proud have laid a snare works, and that my soul knoweth for me, and spread a net abroad right well.

with cords : yea, and set traps in 14 My bones are not hid from my way. thee : though I be made secret- 6 I said unto the Lord, Thou ly, and fashioned beneath in the art my God : hear the voice of earth.

my prayers, O Lord. 15 Thine eyes did see my sub- 70 Lord God, thou strength of stance, yet being imperfecto: and my health : thou hast covered my in thy book were all my members head in the day of battle. written;

8 Let not the ungodly have his 16 Which day by day were fa- desire, O Lord : let not his mis

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chievous imagination prosper, lest my mouth ; and keep the door of they be too proud.

my lips. 9 Let the mischief of their own 4 O let not mine heart be inlips fall upon the head of them : clined to any evil thing : let me that compass me about.

not be occupied in ungodly works 10 Let hot burning coals fall with the men that work wickedupon them : let them be cast into

ness, lest I eat of such things as the fire, and into the pit, that please them. they never rise up again.

5 Let the righteous rather smite 11 A man full of words shall me friendly : and reprove me. not prosper upon the earth : evil 6 But let not their precious shall hunt the wicked person to balms break my head : yea, I overthrow him.

will pray yet against their wick12 Sure I am that the Lord will edness. avenge the poor : and maintain 7 Let their judges be overthe cause of the helpless.

thrown in stony places : that they 13 The righteous also shall give may hear my words, for they are thanks unto thy Name : and the sweet. just shall continue in thy sight. 8 Our bones lie scattered before

the pit : like as when one breakPSALM CXLI.

eth and heweth wood upon the

earth. Domine, clamavi.

9 But mine eyes look unto thee, LORD, I call upon thee, haste O Lord God : in thee is my trust,

O cast not out my soul. der my voice when I cry unto 10 Keep me from the snare thee.

that they have laid for me : and 2 Let my prayer be set forth in from the traps of the wicked thy sight as the incense : and let doers. the lifting up of my hands be an 11 Let the ungodly fall into evening sacrifice.

their own nets together : and let 3 Set a watch,

Lord, befor

me ever escape them.


Day 29.

Evening Prayer.

7 Consider my complaint : for

I am brought very low.
Voce mea ad Dominum.

8 O deliver me from my perI

CRIED unto the Lord with secutors : for they are too strong my voice : yea, even unto the

for me. Lord did I make my supplica- 9 Bring my soul out of prison, tion.

that I may give thanks unto thy 2 I poured out my complaints Name : which thing if thou wilt before him : and shewed him of grant me, then shall the righteous my trouble.

resort unto my company. 3 When my spirit was in hea

PSALM CXLIII. viness thou knewest my path in the way wherein I walked

Domine, exaudi. have they privily laid a snare for Hand consider my desire :

EAR my O , me.

4 I looked also upon my right hearken unto me for thy truth hand : and saw there was no man and righteousness' sake. that would know me.

2 And enter not into judge5 I had no place to flee unto : ment with thy servant : for in and no man cared for my soul. thy sight shall no man living be

6 I cried unto thee, O Lord, justified. and said : Thou art my hope, 3 For the enemy hath perseand my portion in the land of cuted my soul; he hath smitten the living.

my life down to the ground : he

hath laid me in the darkness, as for in thee is my trust : shew the men that have been long thou me the way that I should dead.

walk in, for I lift up my soul unto 4 Therefore is my spirit vexed

thee. within me : and my heart within 9 Deliver me, O Lord, from me is desolate.

mine enemies : for I flee unto 5 Yet do I remember the time thee to hide me. past; I muse upon all thy works : 10 Teach me to do the thing yea, I exercise myself in the works that pleaseth thee, for thou art of thy hands.

my God : let thy loving Spirit 6 I stretch forth my hands unto lead me forth into the land of thee : my soul gaspeth unto thee righteousness. as a thirsty land.

11 Quicken me, O Lord, for thy 7 Hear me, O Lord, and that Name's sake : and for thy rightsoon, for my spirit waxeth faint : eousness' sake bring my soul out hide not thy face from me, lest I of trouble. be like unto them that go down 12 And of thy goodness slay into the pit.

mine enemies : 'and destroy all 8 0 let me hear thy loving- them that vex my soul; for I am kindness betimes in the morning, thy servant.

DAY 30. Morning Prayer.

kings : and hast delivered David

thy servant from the peril of the Benedictus Dominus.

sword. B strength : who teacheth my LESSED be Lord 11 Save me, and deliver me

from the hand of strange chilhands to war, and my fingers to dren : whose mouth talketh of fight;

vanity, and their right hand is a 2 My hope and my fortress, my right hand of iniquity. castle and deliverer, my defender 12 That our sons may grow up in whom I trust : who subdueth as the young plants : and that our my people that is under me. daughters may be as the polished

3 Lord, what is man, that thou corners of the temple. hast such respect unto him : or 13 That our garners may be full the son of man, that thou so re- and plenteous with all manner of gardest him ?

store : that our sheep may bring 4 Man is like a thing of nought : forth thousands and ten thouhis time passeth away like a sha- sands in our streets. dow.

14 That our oxen may be strong 5 Bow thy heavens, O Lord, and to labour, that there be no decay : come down : touch the mountains, no leading into captivity, and no and they shall smoke.

complaining in our streets. 6 Cast forth thy lightning, and 15 Happy are the people that tear them : shoot out thine ar- are in such a case : yea, blessed rows, and consume them.

are the people who have the Lord 7 Send down thine hand from for their God. above : deliver me, and take me out of the great waters, from the

PSALM CXLV. hand of strange children;

Exaltabo te, Deus. 8 Whose mouth talketh of va. nity : and their right hand is a


WILL magnify thee, O God, right hand of wickedness.

my King: and I will praise 9 I will sing a new song unto thy Name for ever and ever. thee, o God : and sing praises 2 Every day will I give thanks unto thee upon a ten-stringed unto thee : and praise thy Name lute.

for ever and ever. 10 Thou hast given victory unto 3 Great is the Lord, and marvellous, worthy to be praised : them that fear him : he also there is no end of his greatness. will hear their cry, and will help

4 One generation shall praise them. thy works unto another : and de- 20 The Lord preserveth all them clare thy power.

that love him : but scattereth a5 As for me, I will be talking broad all the ungodly. of thy worship : thy glory, thy 21 My mouth shall speak the praise, and wondrous works; praise of the Lord : and let all

6 So that men shall speak of flesh give thanks unto his holy the might of thy marvellous acts : Name for ever and ever. and I will also tell of thy greatness.

PSALM CXLVI. 7 The memorial of thine abun

Lauda, anima mea. dant kindness shall be shewed : and men shall sing of thy right- PRAISE the Lord, my souha .

I I praise the 8 The Lord is gracious, and Lord : yea, as long as I have any merciful : long-suffering, and of being, I will sing praises unto my great goodness.

God. 9 The Lord is loving unto every 20 put not your trust in princes, man : and his mercy is over all nor in any child of man : for there his works.

is no help in them. 10 All thy works praise thee, O 3 For when the breath of man Lord : and thy saints give thanks goeth forth he shall turn again unto thee.

to his earth and then all his 11 They shew the glory of thy thoughts perish. kingdom : and talk of thy power;

4 Blessed is he that hath the 12 That thy power, thy glory, God of Jacob for his help : and and mightiness of thy kingdom : whose hope is in the Lord his might be known unto men.

God; 13 Thy kingdom is an everlast- 5 Who made heaven and earth, ing kingdom : and thy dominion the sea, and all that therein is : endureth throughout all ages. who keepeth his promise for ever;

14 The Lord upholdeth all such 6 Who helpeth them to right as fall : and lifteth up all those that suffer wrong : who feedeth that are down.

the hungry. 15 The eyes of all wait upon 7 The Lord looseth men out of thee, O Lord : and thou givest prison : the Lord giveth sight to them their meat in due season. the blind.

16 Thou openest thine hand : 8 The Lord helpeth them that and fillest all things living with are fallen : the Lord careth for plenteousness.

the righteous. 17 The Lord is righteous in all 9 The Lord careth for the stran. his ways : and holy in all his gers; he defendeth the fatherless works.

and widow : as for the way of 18 The Lord is nigh unto all the ungodly, he turneth it upside them that call upon him : yea, down. all such as call upon him faith- 10 The Lord thy God, O Sion, fully.

shall be King for evermore ; and He will fulfil the desire of throughout all generations.

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