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Answer. As it was in the begin- saved; Mercifully forgive us our ning, is now, and ever shall be : trespasses; receive and comfort world without end. Amen.
us, who are grieved and wearied Lord, have mercy upon us. with the burden of our sins. Thy
Christ, have mercy upon us. property is always to have mercy; Lord, have mercy upon us. to thee only it appertaineth to OUI
UR Father, which art in hea- forgive_sins. Spare us therefore,
ven, Hallowed be thy Name. good Lord, spare thy people, Thy kingdom come. Thy will be whom thou hast redeemed; enter done in earth, As it is in heaven. not into judgement with thy serGive us this day our daily bread. vants, who are vile earth, and And forgive us our trespasses,
miserable sinners; but so turn As we forgive them that trespass thine anger from us, who meekagainst us. And lead us not into ly acknowledge our vileness, and temptation ; But deliver us from truly repent us of our faults, and evil. Amen.
so make haste to help us in this Minister. O Lord, save thy ser- world, that we may ever live vants;
with thee in the world to come; Answer. That put their trust in through Jesus Christ our Lord. thee.
Amen. Minister. Send unto them help from above.
Then shall the people say this Answer. And evermore mightily
that followeth, after the Minister. defend them.
, Minister. Help us, O God our
and so shall we be turned. Be Saviour.
favourable, O Lord, Be favourable Answer. And for the glory of
to thy people, Who turn to thee thy Name deliver us; be merciful in weeping, fasting, and praying. to us sinners, for thy Name's sake. For thou art a merciful God, Full Minister. O Lord, hear our
of compassion, Long-suffering, and prayer.
of great pity. Thou sparest when Answer. And let our cry come
we deserve punishment, And in unto thee.
thy wrath tħinkest upon mercy. Minister. Let us pray.
Spare thy people good Lord, spare
them, And let not thine heritage O , be brought to confusion. Hear us,
mercifully hear our prayers, O Lord, for thy mercy is great, and spare all those who confess
And after the multitude of thy their sins unto thee; that they,
mercies look upon us; Through whose consciences by sin are ac
the merits and mediation of thy cused, by thy merciful pardon may
blessed Son, Jesus Christ our be absolved; through Christ our
Then the Asinister alone shall O merciful Father, who hast
say, compassion upon all men, and
THE Lord bless us, and keep hatest nothing that thou hast us; the Lord lift up the light made; who wouldest not the death of his countenance upon us, and of a sinner, but that he should give us peace, now and for everrather turn from his sin, and be more. Amen.
PSALMS OF DAVID.
6 Yet have I set my King : Beatus vir, qui non abiit fc.
upon my holy hill of Sion.
7 I will preach the law, whereBI LESSED is the man that of the Lord hath said unto me :
hath not walked in the coun- Thou art my Son, this day have sel of the ungodly, nor stood in I begotten thee. the way of sinners : and hath not 8 Desire of me, and I shall give sat in the seat of the scornful. thee the heathen for thine inhe
2 But his delight is in the law ritance : and the utmost parts of of the Lord : and in his law will the earth for thy possession. he exercise himself day and night. 9 Thou shalt bruise them with
3 And he shall be like a tree a rod of iron : and break them planted by the water-side : that in pieces like a potter's vessel. will bring forth his fruit in due 10 Be wise now therefore, O season.
ye kings : be learned, ye that 4 His leaf also shall not wi- are judges of the earth. ther : and look, whatsoever he 11 Serve the Lord in fear : and doeth, it shall prosper.
rejoice unto him with reverence. 5 As for the ungodly, it is not so 12 Kiss the Son, lest he be anwith them : but they are like the gry, and so ye perish from the chaff, which the wind scattereth right way: if his wrath be kinaway from the face of the earth.
dled, (yea, but a little,) blessed 6 Therefore the ungodly, shall are all they that put their trust not be able to stand in the judge in him. ment : neither the sinners in the
PSALM III. congregation of the righteous. 7 But the Lord knoweth the
Domine, quid multiplicati ? way of the unigla, skait perdiste LORD thou are they increased
ungodly shall . that trouble me :
they that rise against me.
2 Many one there be that say Quare fremuerunt gentes ? of my soul : There is no help for
HY do the heathen so fu- him in his God. W
3 But thou, O Lord, art my why do the people imagine a vain defender : thou art my worship, thing?
and the lifter up of my head. 2 The kings of the earth stand 4 I did call upon the Lord with up, and the rulers take counsel my voice : and he heard me out together : against the Lord, and of his holy hill. against his Anointed.
5 I laid me down and slept, and 3 Let us break their bonds a- rose up again : for the Lord sussunder : and cast away their cords
tained me. from us.
6 I will not be afraid for ten 4 He that dwelleth in heaven thousands of the people : that shall laugh them to scorn : the have set themselves against me Lord shall have them in derision. round about.
5 Then shall he speak uinto 7 Up, Lord, and help me, o them in his wrath : and vex them my God : for thou smitest all in his sore displeasure.
mine enemies upon the cheekbone; thou hast broken the teeth 3 My voice shalt thou hear beof the ungodly:
times, O Lord : early in the morn8 Salvation belongeth unto the ing will I direct my prayer unto Lord : and thy blessing is upon thee, and will look up. thy people.
4 For thou art the God that hast PSALM IV.
no pleasure in wickedness : neither Cum invocarem.
shall any evil dwell with thee.
5 Such as be foolish shall not HEAR me when I call, O God of my righteousness : thou
stand in thy sight : for thou hatest hast set me at liberty when I was
all them that work vanity. in trouble; have mercy upon me,
6 Thou shalt destroy them that and hearken unto my prayer.
speak leasing : the Lord will ab20 ye sons of men, how long
hor both the blood-thirsty and
deceitful man. will ye blaspheme mine honour : and have such pleasure in vanity,
7 But as for me, I will come
into thine house, even upon the and seek after leasing? 3 Know this also, that the Lord
multitude of thy mercy : and in hath chosen to himself the man
thy fear will I worship toward that is godly : when I call upon
thy holy temple. the Lord, he will hear me.
ŏ Lead me, O Lord, in thy 4 Stand in awe, and sin not :
righteousness, because of mine
enemies : make thy way plain commune with your own heart,
before my face. and in your chamber, and be still. 5 Offer the sacrifice of righte
9 For there is no faithfulness in
his mouth : their inward parts ousness : and put your trust in the Lord.
are very wickedness. 6 There be many that say :
10 Their throat is an open seWho will shew us any good ?
pulchre : they flatter with their
tongue. 7 Lord, lift thou up : the light of thy countenance upon us.
11 Destroy thou them, O God; 8 Thou hast put gladness in my
let them perish through their own heart : since the time that their imaginations : cast them out in
the multitude of their ungodcorn, and wine, and oil, increased. 9 I will lay me down in peace,
liness; for they have rebelled and take my rest : for it is thou,
12 And let all them that put Lord, only, that makest me dwell
their trust in thee rejoice : they in safety.
shall ever be giving of thanks, PSALM V.
because thou defendest them; Verba mea auribus.
they that love thy Name shall PONDER my words, O Lord : be joyful in thee; consider my meditation.
13 For thou, Lord, wilt give 2 O hearken thou unto the voice
thy blessing unto the righteous : of my calling, my King, and my and with thy favourable kindness God for unto thee will I make wilt thou defend hiin as with a my prayer.
shield. Day 1. Evening Prayer. PSALM VI.
4 Turn thee, O Lord, and deDomine, ne in furore. liver my soul : 0 save me for thy O me mercy's sake.
thine indignation : neither 5 For in death no man rememchasten me in thy displeasure. bereth thee : and who will give
2 Have mercy upon me, O Lord, thee thanks in the pit? for I am weak : 0 Lord, heal me, 6 I am weary of my groanfor my bones are vexed.
ing; every night wash I my bed : 3 My soul also is sore troubled : and water my couch with my but, Lord, how long wilt thou tears. punish me?
7 My beauty is gone for very
trouble : and worn away because
13 If a man will not turn, he of all mine enemies.
will whet his sword : he hath bent 8 Away from me, all ye that his bow, and made it ready. work vanity : for the Lord hath 14 He hath prepared for him heard the voice of my weeping. the instruments of death : he or
9 The Lord hath heard my pe- daineth his arrows against the tition : the Lord will receive my persecutors. prayer.
15 Behold, he travaileth with 10 All mine enemies shall be mischief : he hath conceived sorconfounded, and sore vexed : they row, and brought forth ungodshall be turned back, and put to liness. shame suddenly.
16 He hath graven and digged PSALM VII.
up a pit : and is fallen himself
into the destruction that he made Domine, Deus meus.
for other. O LORD my God, in thee have 17 For his travail shall come
upon his own head : and his from all them that persecute me, wickedness shall fall on his own and deliver me;
pate. 2 Lest he devour my soul, like 18 I will give thanks unto the a lion, and tear it in pieces : while
Lord, according to his righteousthere is none to help.
ness : and I will praise the Name 30 Lord my God, if I have of the Lord most High. done any such thing : or if there be any wickedness in my hands;
PSALM VIII. 4 If I have rewarded evil unto him that dealt friendly with me :
Domine, Dominus noster. yen, th have delivered him that O excellent
is thy Name in all
LORD our Governour, how without any cause is mine enemy;
5 Then let mine enemy perse- the world : thou that hast set thy cute my soul, and take me : yea, glory above the heavens! let him tread my life down upon 2 Out of the mouth of very the earth, and lay mine honour babes and sucklings hast thou orin the dust.
dained strength, because of thine 6 Stand up, O Lord, in thy enemies : that thou mightest still wrath, and lift up thyself, be- the enemy, and the avenger. cause of the indignation of mine 3 For I will consider thy heaenemies : arise up for me in the vens, even the works of thy finjudgement that thou hast com- gers : the moon and the stars, manded.
which thou hast ordained. 7 And so shall the congregation 4 What is man, that thou art of the people come about thee : mindful of him : and the son of for their sakes therefore lift up man, that thou visitest him? thyself again.
5 Thou madest him lower than 8 The Lord shall judge the peo- the angels : to crown him with ple; give sentence with me, o glory and worship. Lord : according to my righteous- 6 Thou makest him to have ness, and according to the inno- dominion of the works of thy cency that is in me.
hands : and thou hast put all 90 let the wickedness of the things in subjection under his ungodly come to an end : but guide thou the just.
7 All sheep and oxen : yea, and 10 For the righteous God : tri- the beasts of the field; eth the very hearts and reins.
8 The fowls of the air, and the 11 My help cometh of God : who fishes of the sea : and whatsoever preserveth them that are true of walketh through the paths of the heart.
seas. 12 God is a righteous Judge, 9 O Lord our Governour : how strong, and patient : and God is excellent is thy Name in all the provoked every day.
16 The Lord is known to exeConfitebor tibi.
cute judgement : the ungodly is I
trapped in the work of his own O Lord, with my whole heart : hands. I will speak of all thy marvellous 17 The wicked shall be turned works.
into hell : and all the people that 2 I will be glad and rejoice in forget God. thee : yea, my songs will I make of 18 For the poor shall not alway thy Name, o thou most Highest. be forgotten : the patient abiding
3 While mine enemies are driven of the meek shall not perish for back : they shall fall and perish ever. at thy presence.
19 Up, Lord, and let not man 4 For thou hast maintained my have the upper hand : let the hearight and my cause : thou art set then be judged in thy sight. in the throne that judgest right. 20 Put them in fear, O Lord :
5 Thou hast rebuked the hea- that the heathen may know themthen, and destroyed the ungodly : selves to be but men. thou hast put out their name for
PSALM X. ever and ever. 60 thou enemy, destructions
Ut quid, Domine? are come to a perpetual end : IY standest thou so far off, even as the cities which thou hast O Lord : and hidest thy face destroyed; their memorial is pe- in the needful time of trouble? rished with them.
2 The ungodly for his own lust 7 But the Lord shall endure for doth persecute the poor : let them ever : he hath also prepared his be taken in the crafty wiliness seat for judgement.
that they have imagined. 8 For he shall judge the world 3 For the ungodly hath made in righteousness and minister boast of his own heart's desire : true judgement unto the people. and speaketh good of the covet
9 The Lord also will be a de- ous, whom God abhorreth. fence for the oppressed : even a 4 The ungodly is so proud, that refuge in due time of trouble. he careth not for God: neither is
10 And they that know thy God in all his thoughts. Name will put their trust in thee: 5 His ways are alway grievous : for thou, Lord, hast never failed thy judgements are far above out them that seek thee.
of his sight, and therefore defieth 11 O praise the Lord which he all his enemies. dwelleth in Sion : shew the peo- 6 For he hath said in his heart, ple of his doings.
Tush, I shall never be cast down : 12 For, when he maketh inqui- there shall no harm happen unto sition for blood, he remembereth me. them: and forgetteth not the 7 His mouth is full of cursing, decomplaint of the poor.
ceit, and fraud : under his tongue 13 Have mercy upon me, O is ungodliness and vanity. Lord; consider the trouble which 8 He sitteth lurking in the thievI suffer of them that hate me : ish corners of the streets : and thou that liftest me up from the privily in his lurking dens doth gates of death.
he murder the innocent; his eyes 14 That I may shew all thy are set against the poor. praises within the ports of the
9 For he lieth waiting secretly, daughter of Sion : I will rejoice even as a lion lurketh he in his in thy salvation.
den : that he may ravish the poor. 15 The heathen are sunk down 10 He doth ravish the poor : in the pit that they made : in the when he getteth him into his net. same net which they hid privily, 11 He falleth down, and humis their foot taken.
bleth himself : that the congrega