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Blessed are they that keep His ments hast made me wiser than testimonies and seek Him with mine enemies for they are ever their whole heart. with me.

For they who do no wickedness: walk in His ways. Thou hast charged that we shall diligently keep Thy commandments.

I have more understanding than my teachers for Thy testimonies are my study.


I am wiser than the aged: because I keep Thy commandments. I have refrained my feet from every evil way that I may keep Thy word.

I have not shrunk from Thy judgments: for Thou teachest me. O how sweet are Thy words unto

O that my ways were made so direct that I might keep Thy statutes!


So shall I not be confounded: while I have respect unto all Thy commandments.

I will thank Thee with an un-my throat : yea, sweeter than honey feigned heart when I shall have unto my mouth. learned the judgments of Thy right

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Through Thy commandments I get understanding : therefore I hate all evil ways.

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friend, whom I trusted who did also eat of my bread, hath laid great wait for me.


GOD, Thou art



0 early will I seek Thee.


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

But be Thou merciful unto me, O Lord raise Thou me up again, and I shall reward them.


By this I know Thou favourest fence of the Most High:

HOSO dwelleth under the de

me that mine enemy doth not triumph against me.

shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

And when I am in my health, Thou upholdest me and shalt set me before Thy face for ever.

I will say unto the Lord, Thou art my hope, and my stronghold: my God, in Him will I trust.

Blessed be the Lord God of Israel world without end. Amen.

For He shall deliver thee from the snare of the hunter and from the noisome pestilence.


He shall defend thee under His wings, and thou shalt be safe under His feathers: His faithfulness and truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

Thou shalt not be afraid for any terror by night: nor for the arrow that flieth by day;

For the pestilence that walketh in darkness: nor for the sickness that destroyeth in the noon-day.

A thousand shall fall beside thee, and ten thousand at thy right hand: but it shall not come nigh thee.

Yea, with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the ungodly.

For Thou, Lord, art my hope: Thou hast set Thine house of defence very high.

Thus have I looked for Thee in holiness that I might behold Thy power and glory.

For Thy loving-kindness is better than the life itself: my lips shall praise Thee.

As long as I live will I magnify Thee on this manner and lift up my hands in Thy name.

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

Have I not remembered Thee in my bed and thought upon Thee when I was waking?

Because Thou hast been my helper therefore under the shadow of Thy wings will I rejoice.

My soul hangeth upon Thee : Thy right hand hath upholden me.

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

mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.

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

But the king shall rejoice in God; all they also that swear by Him shall be commended for the

The sure defence and peace of those who trust in God's promises. PSALM 91.

There shall no evil happen unto thee: neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

For He shall give His angels charge over thee to keep thee in all thy ways.


They shall bear thee in their hands that thou hurt not thy foot against a stone.


Thou shalt go upon the lion and adder the young lion and the dragon shalt thou tread under thy feet.


Because he hath set his love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him up, because he hath known My name.

He shall call upon Me, and I will

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stand looking upon my trouble: and over me for when my foot slipped, my kinsmen stood afar off. they rejoiced greatly against me.

And I, truly, am set in the plague: and my heaviness is ever in my sight.

For I will confess my wickedness: and be sorry for my sin.

But mine enemies live, and are mighty and they that hate me wrongfully are many in number. They also that reward evil for good are against me because I follow the thing that good is. Forsake me not, O Lord my God: be not Thou far from me.

Haste Thee to help me : O Lord God of my salvation.

They also that sought after my life laid snares for me: and they that went about to do me evil talked of wickedness, and imagined deceit all the day long.


As for me, I was like a deaf man, and heard not and as one that is dumb, who doth not open his mouth. I became even as a man that heareth not and in whose mouth are no reproofs.

For in Thee, O Lord, have I put my trust: Thou shalt answer for me, O Lord my God.

I have required that they, even mine enemies, should not triumph

Then all say,

BELIEVE in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth:

And in Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate; was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into hell; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy Catholic Church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.

Then he says,


AY the reading of the Holy Word (or Holy Gospel) be unto us salvation and protection. Amen.

Then he reads one of the short chapters following:

First Week.


tians; from St. Paul's 1st Epistles to Timothy and to the Corinthians.

Love, or charity, the fulfilling of 1

WE no man any thing, but to the law. love one another: for he that The Lesson is taken from St. Paul's loveth another hath fulfilled the Epistles to the Romans and Gala- law. . . . . Love worketh no ill to

1 Rom. xiii. 8, 10.

his neighbour therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

1 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned: faith which worketh by love.

11 Tim. i. 5, and Gal. v. 6.
3 2 Cor. v. 7, and iv. 18.


Faith necessary to uphold and stimulate the Christian in his religious walk.

From St. Paul's Second Epistle to the Corinthians, and from the Holy Gospel according to St.


2 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding


brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And WE walk by faith, not by sight.

While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing. Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil, rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see through a glass darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

And straightway Jesus constrained His disciples to get into a ship, and to go before Him unto the other side, while He sent the multitudes away. And when He had sent the multitudes away, He went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, He was there alone. But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves; for the wind was contrary. And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; It is I; be not afraid. And Peter answered Him and said, Lord, if it be Thou, bid me come unto Thee on the water. And He said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water to go to Jesus. But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. And immediately Jesus stretched forth His hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt? And


21 Cor. xiii. 1.

4 St. Matt. xiv. 22.

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