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33 The ungodly seeth the righ- 38 Keep innocency, and take teous : and seeketh occasion to heed unto the thing that is right : slay him.

for that shall bring a man peace 34 The Lord will not leave him at the last. in his hand : nor condemn him 39 As for the transgressors, they when he is judged.

shall perish together : and the end 35 Hope thou in the Lord, and of the ungodly is, they shall be keep his way, and he shall pro- rooted out at the last. mote thee, that thou shalt possess 40 But the salvation of the righthe land : when the ungodly shall teous cometh of the Lord : who is perish, thou shalt see it.

also their strength in the time of 36 I myself have seen the un- trouble. godly in great power : and flou- 41 And the Lord shall stand by rishing like a green bay-tree. them, and save them : he shall

37 I went by, and lo, he was deliver them from the ungodly, gone : I sought him, but his place and shall save them, because they could no where be found.

put their trust in him.


DAY 8. Morning Prayer.

they that went about to do me

evil talked of wickedness, and Domine, ne in furore.

imagined deceit all the day long. me not to rebuke, O Lord, 13 As for me, I was like a deaf in thine anger : neither chas- man, and heard not : and as one ten me in thy heavy displeasure. that is dumb, who doth not open

2 For thine arrows stick fast his mouth. in me ; and thy hand presseth 14 I became even as a man that me sore.

heareth not: and in whose mouth 3 There is no health in my flesh, are no reproofs. because of thy displeasure : nei- 15 For in thee, O Lord, have I ther is there any rest in my bones, put my trust : thou shalt answer by reason of my sin.

for me, O Lord my God. 4 For my wickednesses are gone 16 I have required that they, over my head : and are like a sore even mine enemies, should not burden, too heavy for me to bear. triumph over me : for when my

5 My wounds stink, and are cor- foot slipped, they rejoiced greatly rupt : through my foolishness. against me.

6 I am brought into so great 17 And I, truly, am set in the trouble and misery ; that I go plague : and my heaviness is ever mourning all the day long.

in my sight. 7 For my loins are filled with a 18 For I will confess my wickedsore disease : and there is no whole ness : and be sorry for my sin. part in my body.

19 But mine enemies live, and 8 I am feeble, and sore smit- are mighty : and they that hate me ten : I have roared for the very wrongfully are many in number. disquietness of my heart.

20 They also that reward evil for 9 Lord, thou knowest all my good are against me : because I desire : and my groaning is not follow the thing that good is. hid from thee.

21 Forsake me not, O Lord my 10 My heart panteth, my strength God : be not thou far from me. hath failed me : and the sight of 22 Haste thee to help me : 0 mine eyes is gone from me. Lord God of my salvation. 11 My lovers and my neigh

PSALM XXXIX. bours did stand looking upon my trouble : and my kinsmen stood

Dixi, custodiam. afar off.

ways : that I offend not in my my life laid snares for me : and tongue.

12 They also that sought after I SAID, I will take heed to my

2 I will keep my mouth as it clay : and set my feet upon the were with a bridle : while the un- rock, and ordered my goings. godly is in my sight.

3 And he hath put a new song 3 I held my tongue, and spake in my mouth : even a thanksgivnothing : I kept silence, yea, even ing unto our God. from good words; but it was pain 4 Many shall see it, and fear: and and grief to me.

shall put their trust in the Lord. 4 My heart was hot within me, 5 Blessed is the man that hath and while I was thus musing the set his hope in the Lord : and fire kindled : and at the last I turned not unto the proud, and spake with my tongue;

to such as go about with lies. 5 Lord, let me know mine end, 6 O Lord my God, great are the and the number of my days : that wondrous works which thou hast I may be certified how long I have done, like as be also thy thoughts to live.

which are to us -ward : and yet 6 Behold, thou hast made my there is no man that ordereth days as it were a span long : and them unto thee. mine age is even as nothing in 7 If I should declare them, and respect of thee; and verily every speak of them : they should be man living is altogether vanity. more than I am able to express.

7 For man walketh in a vain 8 Sacrifice, and meat-offering, shadow, and disquieteth himself in thou wouldest not : but mine ears vain : he heapeth up riches, and hast thou opened. cannot tell who shall gather them. 9 Burnt-offerings, and sacrifice

8 And now, Lord, what is my for sin, hast thou not required : hope : truly my hope is even in then said I, LO, I come, thee.

10 In the volume of the book 9 Deliver me from all mine it is written of me, that I should offences : and make me not a fulfil thy will, O my God : I am rebuke unto the foolish.

content to do it; yea, thy law is 10 I became dumb, and opened within my heart. not my mouth : for it was thy 11 I have declared thy rightdoing.

eousness in the great congrega11 Take thy plague away from tion : lo, I will not refrain my me : I am even consumed by the lips, O Lord, and that thou means of thy heavy hand.

knowest. 12 When thou with rebukes dost 12 I have not hid thy rightchasten man for sin, thou makest eousness within my heart : my his beauty to consume away, like talk hath been of thy truth, and as it were a moth fretting a gar- of thy salvation. ment : every man therefore is but 13 I have not kept back thy vanity.

loving mercy and truth : from 13 Hear my prayer, O Lord, and the great congregation. with thine ears consider my call- 14 Withdraw not thou thy mering : hold not thy peace at my cy from me, O Lord : let thy tears.

loving-kindness and thy truth 14 For I am a stranger with alway preserve me. thee : and a sojourner, as all my 15 For innumerable troubles are fathers were.

come about me; my sins have 15 0 spare me a little, that I taken such hold upon me that I may recover my strength : before am not able to look up : yea, they I go hence, and be no more seen. are more in number than the PSALM XL.

hairs of my head, and my heart

hath failed me. Expectans expectavi.

16 O Lord, let it be thy pleaWAITED patiently for the sure to deliver me : make haste,

Lord : and he inclined unto O Lord, to help me. me, and heard my calling.

17 Let them be ashamed, and 2 He brought me also out of the confounded together, that seek af. horrible pit, out of the mire and ter my soul to destroy it: let them


be driven backward, and put to let such as love thy salvation say rebuke, that wish me evil.

alway, The Lord be praised. 18 Let them be desolate, and 20 As for me, I am poor and rewarded with shame : that say needy : but the Lord careth for unto me, Fie upon thee, fie upon me. thee.

21 Thou art my helper and re19 Let all those that seek thee deemer : make no long tarrying, be joyful and glad in thee : and O my God. Day 8. Evening Prayer. PSALM XLI.

Beatus qui intelligit.

LESSED is he that consider- IKE as the hart desireth the

eth the poor and needy : the Lord shall deliver him in the time soul after thee, O God. of trouble.

2 My soul is athirst for God, 2 The Lord preserve him, and yea, even for the living God : keep him alive, that he may be when shall I come to appear beblessed upon earth : and deliver fore the presence of God? not thou him into the will of his 3 My tears have been my meat enemies.

day and night : while they daily 3 The Lord comfort him, when say unto me, Where is now thy he lieth sick upon his bed : make God? thou all his bed in his sickness. 4 Now when I think thereupon,

4 I said, Lord, be merciful un- I pour out my heart by myself : to me : heal my soul, for I have for I went with the multitude, sinned against thee.

and brought them forth into the 5 Mine enemies speak evil of house of God; me : When shall he die, and his 5 In the voice of praise and name perish?

thanksgiving : among such as 6 And if he come to see me, he keep holy-day. speaketh vanity : and his heart 6 Why art thou so full of heaconceiveth falshood within him- viness, O my soul : and why art self, and when he cometh forth he thou so disquieted within me? telleth it.

7 Put thy trust in God : for I 7 All mine enemies whisper to- will yet give him thanks for the gether against me : even against help of his countenance. me do they imagine this evil. 8 My God, my soul is vexed

8 Let the sentence of guiltiness within me : therefore will I reproceed against him : and now member thee concerning the land that he lieth, let him rise up no of Jordan, and the little hill of more.

Hermon. 9 Yea, even mine own familiar 9 One deep calleth another, friend, whom I trusted : who did because of the noise of the wateralso eat of my bread, hath laid pipes : all thy waves and storms great wait for me.

are gone over me. 10 But be thou merciful unto 10 The Lord hath granted his me, O Lord : raise thou me up loving-kindness in the day-time : again, and I shall reward them. and in the night-season did I sing

11 By this I know thou favour- of him, and made my prayer unto est me : that mine enemy doth the God of my life. not triumph against me.

11 I will say unto the God of 12 And when I am in my health, my strength, Why hast thou forthou upholdest me: and shalt set gotten me : why go I thus heame before thy face for ever. vily, while the enemy oppresseth

13 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel : world without end. A- 12 My bones are smitten asunmen.

der as with a sword : while mine



my God.

Day 9.


enemies that trouble me cast me strength, why hast thou put me in the teeth;

from thee : and why go I so hea13 Namely, while they say daily vily, while the enemy oppresseth unto me : Where is now thy God?

14 Why art thou so vexed, o 3 0 send out thy light and thy my soul : and why art thou so truth, that they may lead me : disquieted within me?

and bring me unto thy holy hill, 15 0 put thy trust in God : for and to thy dwelling. I will yet thank him, which is 4 And that I may go unto the the help of my countenance, and altar of God, even unto the God

of my, joy and gladness; and PSALM XLIII.

upon the harp will I give thanks

unto thee, O God, my God. Judica me, Deus.

5 Why art thou so heavy, o

my soul : and why art thou so God, and defend my cause disquieted within me? against the ungodly people : 0 60 put thy trust in God : for deliver me from the deceitful and I will yet give him thanks, which wicked man.

is the help of my countenance, 2 For thou art the God of my and my God.

Morning Prayer.

11 Thou makest us to turn our Deus, auribus.

backs upon our enemies : so that have heard with our ears, they which hate us spoil our

O God, our fathers have goods. told us : what thou hast done in 12 Thou lettest us be eaten up their time of old ;

like sheep : and hast scattered us 2 How thou hast driven out among the heathen. the heathen with thy hand, and 13 Thou sellest thy people for planted them in : how thou hast nought : and takest no money for destroyed the nations, and cast them. them out.

14 Thou makest us to be re3 For they gat not the land buked of our neighbours : to be in possession through their own laughed to scorn, and had in desword : neither was it their own rision of them that are round arm that helped them;

about us. 4 But thy right hand, and thine 15 Thou makest us to be a byarm, and the light of thy coun- word among the heathen : and tenance : because thou hadst a that the people shake their heads favour unto them.

at us. 5 Thou art my King, O God : 16 My confusion is daily before send help unto Jacob.

me : and the shame of my face 6 Through thee will we over- hath covered me; throw our enemies : and in thy 17 For the voice of the slanName will we tread them under, derer and blasphemer : for the that rise up against us.

enemy and avenger. 7 For I will not trust in my 18 And though all this be come bow : it is not my sword that upon us, yet do we not forget shall help me;

thee : nor behave ourselves fro8 But it is thou that savest us wardly in thy covenant. from our enemies : and puttest 19 Our heart is not turned them to confusion that hate us. back : neither our steps gone out 9 We make our boast of God

of thy way; all day long : and will praise thy 20 No, not when thou hast Name for ever.

smitten us into the place of dra10 But now thou art far off, and gons : and covered us with the puttest us to confusion : and goest shadow of death. not forth with our armies.

21 If we have forgotten the


Name of our God, and holden thy honourable women : upon thy up our hands to any strange god : right hand did stand the queen in shall not God search it out? for a vesture of gold, wrought about he knoweth the very secrets of the with divers colours. heart.

11 Hearken, o daughter, and 22 For thy sake also are we consider, incline thine ear : forget killed all the day long : and are also thine own people, and thy counted as sheep appointed to be father's house. slain.

12 So shall the King have plea23 Up, Lord, why sleepest thou : sure in thy beauty : for he is thy awake, and be not absent from us Lord God, and worship thou him. for ever.

13 And the daughter of Tyre 24 Wherefore hidest thou thy shall be there with a gift : like as face : and forgettest our misery the rich also among the people and trouble?

shall make their supplication be25 For our soul is brought low, fore thee. even unto the dust : our belly 14 The King's daughter is all cleaveth unto the ground.

glorious within : her clothing is 26 Arise, and help us : and de- of wrought gold. liver us for thy mercy's sake.

15 She shall be brought unto PSALM XLV.

the King in raiment of needle

work : the virgins that be her felEructavit cor meum.

lows shall bear her company, and Y heart is inditing of a good shall be brought unto thee.

matter : I speak of the 16 With joy and gladness shall things which I have made unto they be brought : and shall enter the King.

into the King's palace. 2 My tongue is the pen : of a 17 Instead of thy fathers thou ready writer.

shalt have children : whom thou 3 Thou art fairer than the chil- mayest make princes in all lands. dren of men : full of grace are 18 I will remember thy Name thy lips, because God hath bless- from one generation to another : ed thee for ever.

therefore shall the people give 4 Gird thee with thy sword upon thanks unto thee, world without thy thigh, O thou most Mighty : end. according to thy worship and re


Deus noster refugium. 5 Good luck have thou

with Go

OD is our hope and strength : thine honour : ride on, because a very present help in trou. of the word of truth, of meek- ble. ness, and righteousness; and thy 2 Therefore will we not fear, right hand shall teach thee terri- though the earth be moved : and ble things.

though the hills be carried into 6 Thy arrows are very sharp, the midst of the sea. and the people shall be subdued 3 Though the waters thereof unto thee : even in the midst a. rage and swell : and though the mong the King's enemies.

mountains shake at the tempest 7 Thy seat, O God, endureth for of the same. ever : the sceptre of thy kingdom 4 The rivers of the flood thereof is a right sceptre.

shall make glad the city of God : 8 Thou hast loved righteous- the holy place of the tabernacle ness, and hated iniquity : where- of the most Highest. fore God, even thy God, hath an- 5 God is in the midst of her, ointed thee with the oil of glad. therefore shall she not be removness above thy fellows.

ed : God shall help her, and that 9 All thy garments smell of right early. myrrh, aloes, and cassia : out of 6 The heathen make much ado, the ivory palaces, whereby they and the kingdoms are moved : have made thee glad.

but God hath shewed his voice, 10 Kings' daughters were among

and the earth shall melt away.

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