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5 I paid them the things that I from thy servant ; for I am in never took : God, thou knowest trouble : 0 haste thee, and hear my simpleness, and my faults me. are not hid from thee.

19 Draw nigh unto my soul, 6 Let not them that trust in and save it ; o deliver me, thee, O LORD God of hosts, be because of mine enemies. ashamed for my cause; let not 20 Thou hast known my those that seek thee be con- reproof, my shame, and my founded through me, O LORD dishonour : mine adversaries God of Israel.

are all in thy sight. 7 And why ? for thy sake 21 Thy rebuke hath broken have I suffered reproof; shame my heart; I am full of heavihath covereth my face.

ness: I looked for some to have 8 I am become a stranger pity on me, but there was no unto my brethren, even an alien man, neither found I any to unto my mother's children.

comfort me. 9 For the zeal of thine house 22 They gave me gall to eat; hath even eaten me, and the and when I was thirsty, they rebukes of them that rebuked gave me vinegar to drink. thee, are fallen upon me.

23 Let their table be made a 10 I wept, and chastened snare to take themselves withal; myself with fasting, and that and let the things that should was turned to my reproof. have been for their wealth, be

11 I put on sackcloth also, unto them an occasion of falling. and they jested upon me. 24 Let their eyes be blinded,

12 They that sit in the gate that they see not ; and ever speak against me, and the bow thou down their backs. drunkards make songs upon me.

25 Pour out thine indigna13 But, LORD, I make my tion upon them, and let thy prayer unto thee in an accepta- wrathful displeasure take hold ble time.

of them. 14 Hear me, O God, in the 26 Let their habitation be multitude of thy mercy, even void, and no man to dwell in in the truth of thy salvation. their tents.

15 Take me out of the mire, 27 For they persecute him that I sink not; O let me be whom thou hast smitten; and delivered from them that hate they talk how they may vex me, and out of the deep waters. them whom thou hast wounded.

16 Let not the water-flood 28 Let them fall from one drown me, neither let the deep wickedness to another, and not swallow me up; and let not the come into thy righteousness. pit shut her mouth upon me. 29 Let them be wiped out

17 Hear me, O LORD, for of the book of the living, and thy loving kindness is com- not be written fortable; turn thee unto me righteous. according to the multitude of 30 As for me, when I am thy mercies :

poor and in heaviness, thy help, 18 And hide not thy facelo God, shall lift me up.

among the 31 I will praise the name of THE FOURTEENTH DAY. God with a song, and magnify

MORNING PRAYER. it with thanksgiving. 32 This also shall please the

Psalm 71. In te, Domine, speradi. LORD, better than a bullock that IN thee, O LORD, have I put hath horns and hoofs.

my trust; let me never be put 33 The humble shall con- to confusion, but rid me, and sider this, and be glad: seek deliver me in thy righteousness; ye after God, and your soul incline thine ear unto me, and shall live.

save me. 34 For the LORD heareth the 2 Be thou my strong hold, poor, and despiseth not his whereunto I may alway resort : prisoners.

thou hast promised to help me, 35 Let heaven and earth for thou art my house of depraise him : the sea, and all fence, and my castle. that moveth therein.

3 Deliver me, O, my God, 36 For God will save Sion, out of the hand of the ungodly, and build the cities of Juda, out of the hand of the unrightthat men may dwell there, and eous and cruel man : have it in possession.

4 For thou, O LORD God, 37 The posterity also of his art the thing that I long for: servants shall inherit it; and thou art my hope,, even from they that love his name shall my youth. dwell therein.

5. Through thee have I been

holden up ever since I was born: Psalm 70. Deus, in adjutorium.

thou art he that took me out HASTE thee, O God, to of my mother's womb: my deliver me; make haste to help praise shall be always of thee. me, O Lord.

6 I am become as it were a 2 Let them be ashamed and monster unto many, but my confounded, that seek after my sure trust is in thee. soul; let them be turned back- 70 let my mouth be filled ward and put to confusion, that with thy praise, that I may wish me evil.

sing of thy glory and honour 3 Let them for their reward all the day long. be soon brought to shame, that 8. Cast me not away in the cry over me, There, there. time of age; forsake me not

4 But let all those that seek when my strength faileth me: thee be joyful and glad in thee: 9. For mine enemies speak and let all such as delight in against me ; and they that lạy thy salvation say alway, The wait for my soul take their Lord be praised.

counsel together, saying, God 5. As for me, I am poor and hath forsaken him; persecute in misery : haste thee unto me, him, and take him ; for there is O God.

none to deliver him. 6 Thou art my helper, and 10 Go not far from me, 0 my

Redeemer : Ó LORD, make God; my God, haste thee 10 no long tarrying.

help me.,

11 Let them be confounded | I sing unto thee; and so will and perish, that are against my my soul, whom thou hast delisoul; let them be covered with vered. shame and dishonour, that seek 22 My tongue also shall talk to do me evil.

of thy righteousness all the day 12 As for me, I will patiently long; for they are confounded abide alway, and will praise thee and brought unto shame, that more and more.

seek to do me evil. 13 My mouth shall daily

PSALM 72. Deus, judicium. speak of thy righteousness and salvation; for I know no end GIVE the king thy judgthereof.

ments, O God, and thy right14 I will go forth in the eousness unto the king's son. strength of the LORD God, and 2 Then shall he judge thy will make mention of thy right people according unto right, and eousness only.

defend the poor. 15 Thou, O God, hast taught 3 The mountains also shall me from my youth up until bring peace, and the little hills now; therefore will I tell of righteousness unto the people. thy wondrous works.

4 He shall keep the simple 16 Forsake me not, O God, folk by their right, defend the in mine old age, when I am children of the poor, and punish grey-headed, until I have the wrong doer. showed thy strength unto this 5 They shall fear thee as generation, and thy power to long as the sun and moon all them that are yet for to endureth, from one generation

to another. 17 Thy righteousness, O 6 He shall come down like God, is very high, and great the rain into a fleece of wool, things are they that thou hast even as the drops that water done : 0 God, who is like unto the earth. thee !

7 In his time shall the right18 O what great troubles and eous flourish; yea, and abundadversities hast thou showed ance of peace, so long as the me! and yet didst thou turn and moon endureth. refresh me; yea, and broughtest 8 His dominion shall be also me from the deep of the earth from the one sea to the other, again.

and from the flood unto the 19 Thou hast brought me to world's end. great honour, and comforted 9 They that dwell in the me on every side :

wilderness shall kneel before 20 Therefore will I praise him ; his enemies shall lick the thee, and thy faithfulness, Odust. God, playing upon an instru- 10 The kings of Tharsis and ment of music: unto thee will I of the isles shall give presents ; sing upon the harp, 0 thou the kings of Arabia and Saba holy One of Israel.

shall bring gifts. 21 My lips will be fain when 11 All kings shall fall down


before him; all nations shall the ungodly in such prosdo him service.

perity. 12 For he shall deliver the 4 For they are in no peril of poor when he crieth; the death ; but are lusty and strong. needy also, and him that hath 5 They come in no misfor. no helper.

tune like other folk; neither 13 He shall be favourable to are they plagued like other men. the simple and needy, and shall 6 And this is the cause that preserve the souls of the poor. they are so holden with pride,

14 He shall deliver their and overwhelmed with cruelty. souls from falsehood and wrong; 7 Their eyes swell with fatand dear shall their blood be in ness, and they do even what his sight.

they lust. 15 He shall live, and unto 8 They corrupt other, and him shall be given of the gold speak of wicked blasphemy; of Arabia ; prayer shall be made their talking is against the Most ever unto him, and daily shall High, he be praised.

9 For they stretch forth their 16 There shall be an heap of mouth unto the heaven, and corn in the earth, high upon the their tongue goeth through the hills; his fruit shall shake like world. Libanus, and shall be green in 10 Therefore fall the people the city like grass upon the unto them, and thereout suck earth.

they no small advantage. 17 His name shall endure for 11 Tush, say they, how ever; his name shall remain should God perceive it? is there under the sun amongst the pos- knowledge in the Most High? terities, which shall be blessed 12 Lo, these are the ungodly : through him; and all the these prosper in the world ; and heathen shall praise him. these have riches in possession :

18 Blessed be the Lord God, and I said, Then have I cleansed even the God of Israel, which my heart in vain, and washed only doeth wondrous things; mine hands in innocency:

19 And blessed be the name 13 All the day long have I of his majesty for ever : and all been punished, and chastened the earth shall be filled with his every morning. majesty. Amen, Amen.

14 Yea, and I had almost said even as they ; but lo, then I

should have condemned the PSALM 73. Quam bonus Israel !

generation of thy children. TRULY God is loving unto 15 Then thought I to underIsrael; even unto such as are stand this ; but it was too hard of a clean heart.

2 Nevertheless, my feet were. 16 Until I went into the almost gone, my treadings had sanctuary of God: then under. well nigh slipt.

stood I the end of these men ; 3 And why? I was grieved 17 Namely, how thou dost at the wicked: I do also seel set them in slippery places, and


for me,

my heart

castest them down and destroy- 3 Think upon the tribe of est them.

thine inheritance, and mount 18 O how suddenly do they Sion, wherein thou hast dwelt consume, perish, and come to a 4 Lift up thy feet, that thou fearful end !

mayest utterly destroy every 19 Yea, even like as a dream enemy, which hath done evil in when one awaketh ; so shalt thy sanctuary. thou make their image to vanish

5 Thine adversaries roar in out of the city.

the midst of thy congregations, 20 Thus

was and set up their banners for grieved, and it went even tokens. through my reins.

6 He that hewed timber afore 21 So foolish was I, and out of the thick trees, was ignorant, even as it were a known to bring it to an excelbeast before thee.

lent work; 22 Nevertheless, I am alway 7 But now they break down by thee; for thou hast holden all the carved work thereof me by my right hand.

with axes and hammers. 23 Thou shalt guide me with 8 They have set fire upon thy thy counsel, and after that holy places, and have defiled receive me with glory. the dwelling-place of thy name,

24 Whom have I in heaven even unto the ground. but thee? and there is none 9 Yea, they said in their upon earth that I desire in hearts, Let us make havock of comparison of thee.

them altogether: thus have 25 My flesh and my heart they burnt up all the houses of faileth ; but God is the strength God in the land. of my heart, and my portion for 10 We see not our tokens ;

there is not one prophet more; 26 For lo, they that forsake no, not one is there among us, thee shall perish; thou hast that understandeth any more, destroyed all them that commit 11 O God, how long shall the fornication against thee. adversary do this dishonour ?

27 But it is good for me to how long shall the enemy hold me fast by God, to put my pheme thy name? for ever? trust in the LORD God, and to 12 Why withdrawest thou speak of all thy works in the thy hand? why pluckest thou gates of the daughter of Sion. not thy right hand out of thy

bosom, to consume the enemy? Psalm 74. Ut quid, Deus ?

13 For God is my King of

old ; the help that is done upon O GOD, wherefore art thou earth, he doeth it himself. absent from us so long ? why 14 Thou didst divide the sea is thy wrath so hot against the through thy power; thou braksheep of thy pasture?

est the heads of the dragons in 2 0 think upon thy congre- the waters. gation, whom thou hast pur- 15 Thou smotest the heads of chased, and redeemed of old. leviathan in pieces, and gavest



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