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7 The Lord of hosts is with us : sunder, and burneth the chariots the God of Jacob is our refuge. in the fire.

8 0 come hither, and behold 10 Be still then, and know that the works of the Lord : what de. I am God : I will be exalted astruction he hath brought upon mong the heathen, and I will be the earth.

exalted in the earth.
9 He maketh wars to cease in 11 The Lord of hosts is with
all the world : he breaketh the us : the God of Jacob is our re-
bow, and knappeth the spear in fuge.
DAY 9.

Evening Prayer.

things : they were astonished, and

suddenly cast down.
Omnes gentes, plaudite. 5 Fear came there upon them,
CLAP your

hands together, and sorrow : as upon a woman in
all ye people : 0 sing unto her travail.
God with the voice of melody. 6 Thou shalt break the ships of

2 For the Lord is high, and to the sea : through the east-wind. be feared : he is the great King 7 Like as we have heard, so have upon all the earth.

we seen in the city of the Lord of 3 He shall subdue the people hosts, in the city of our God : God under us : and the nations under

upholdeth the same for ever. our feet.

8 We wait for thy loving-kind4 He shall choose out an heri

ness, O God : in the midst of thy tage for us : even the worship of temple. Jacob, whom he loved.

90 God, according to thy Name, 5 God is gone up with a merry so is thy praise unto the world's noise : and the Lord with the

end : thy right hand is full of righsound of the trump.

teousness. 6 0 sing praises, sing praises 10 Let the mount Sion rejoice, unto our God : 0 sing praises, and the daughter of Judah be glad: sing praises unto our King. because of thy judgements.

7 For God is the King of all 11 Walk about Sion, and go the earth : sing ye praises with round about her : and tell the understanding.

towers thereof. 8 God reigneth over the heathen: 12 Mark well her bulwarks, set God sitteth upon his holy seat. up her houses : that ye may tell

9 The princes of the people are them that come after.
joined unto the people of the God 13 For this God is our God for
of Abraham : for God, which is ever and ever : he shall be our
very high exalted, doth defend the guide unto death.
earth, as it were with a shield.


Audite hæc, omnes.
Magnus Dominus.


IIEAR ye this, all ye people :

ponder it with your ears, all highly to be praised : in the ye that dwell in the world; city of our God, even upon his 2 High and low, rich and poor : holy hill.

one with another. 2 The hill of Sion is a fair place, 3 My mouth shall speak of wisand the joy of the whole earth : dom : and my heart shall muse upon the north-side lieth the city of understanding. of the great King; God is weil 4 I will incline mine ear to the known in her palaces as a sure parable: and shew my dark speech refuge.

upon the harp. 3 For lo, the kings of the earth : 5 Wherefore should I fear in the are gathered, and gone by toge- days of wickedness : and when the ther.

wickedness of my heels compass4 They marvelled to see such eth me round about?

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6 There be some that put their 14 They lie in the hell like trust in their goods : and boast sheep, death gnaweth upon them, themselves in the multitude of and the righteous shall have dotheir riches.

mination over them in the morn7 But no man may deliver his ing : their beauty shall consune brother : nor make agreement in the sepulchre out of their unto God for him;

dwelling. 8 For it cost more to redeem 15 But God hath delivered my their souls : so that he must let soul from the place of hell : for that alone for ever;

he shall receive me. 9 Yea, though he live long : 16 Be not thou afraid, though and see not the grave.

one be made rich : or if the glory 10 For he seeth that wise men of his house be increased; also die, and perish together : as 17 For he shall carry nothing well as the ignorant and foolish, away with him when he dieth : and leave their riches for other. neither shall his pomp follow him.

11 And yet they think that their 18 For while he lived, he counthouses shall continue for ever : ed himself an happy man : and and that their dwelling-places so long as thou doest well unto shall endure from one generation thyself, men will speak good of to another; and call the lands thee. after their own names.

19 Ile shall follow the genera12 Nevertheless, man will not tion of his fathers : and shall neabide in honour : seeing he may ver see light. be compared unto the beasts that 20 Man being in honour hath perish ; this is the way of them. no understanding : but is com

13 This is their foolishness : and pared unto the beasts that petheir posterity praise their saying. rish,

Day 10. Morning Prayer.

cause of thy sacrifices, or for thy Deus deorum.

burnt-offerings : because they were THE Lord,, even the most not alway before me.

mighty God, hath spoken : 9 I will take no bullock out of and called the world, from the thine house : nor he-goat out of rising up of the sun, unto the go-thy folds. ing down thereof.

10 For all the beasts of the 2 Out of Sion hath God appear- forest are mine : and so are the ed : in perfect beauty.

cattle upon a thousand hills. 3 Our God shall come, and shall 11 I know all the fowls upon the not keep silence : there shall go mountains : and the wild beasts before him a consuming fire, and of the field are in my sight. a mighty tempest shall be stirred 12 If I be hungry, I will not tell up round about him.

thee : for the whole world is mine, 4 He shall call the heaven from and all that is therein. above and the earth, that he 13 Thinkest thou that I will eat may judge his people.

bulls' flesh; and drink the blood 5 Gather my saints together un- of goats? to me : those that have made a 14 Offer unto God thanksgivcovenant with me with sacrifice. ing : and pay thy vows unto the

6 And the heaven shall declare most Highest. his righteousness : for God is 15 And call upon me in the time Judge himself.

of trouble : so will I hear thee, 7 Hear, O my people, and I and thou shalt praise me. will speak : I myself will testify 16 But unto the ungodly said against thee, O Israel; for I am God : Why dost thou preach my God, even thy God.

laws, and takest my covenant in 8 I will not reprove thee be- thy inouth;

17 Whereas thou hatest to be 9 Turn thy face from my sins : reformed : and hast cast my words and put out all my misdeeds. behind thee?

10 Make me a clean heart, O 18 When thou sawest a thief, God : and renew a right spirit thou consentedst unto him ; and

within me. hast been partaker with the adul- 11 Cast me not away from thy terers.

presence : and take not thy holy 19 Thou hast let thy mouth speak Spirit from me. wickedness : and with thy tongue 120 give me the comfort of thou hast set forth deceit.

thy help again : and stabtish me 20 Thou satest, and spakest a- with thy free Spirit. gainst thy brother : yea, and hast 13 Then shall I teach thy ways slandered thine own mother's son. unto the wicked : and sinners

21 These things hast thou done, shall be converted unto thee. and I held my tongue, and thou 14 Deliver me from blood-guiltthoughtest wickedly, that I am iness, O God, thou that art the even such a one as thyself : but I God of my health : and my tongue will reprove thee, and set before shall sing of thy righteousness. thee the things that thou hast 15 Thou shalt open my lips, O done.

Lord : and my mouth shall shew 22 O consider this, ye that forget thy praise. God : lest I pluck you away, and 16 For thou desirest no sacrithere be none to deliver you. fice, else would I give it thee :

23 Whoso offereth me thanks but'thou delightest not in burntand praise, he honoureth me : offerings. and to him that ordereth his con- 17 The sacrifice of God is a versation right will I shew the troubled spirit : a broken and salvation of God.

contrite heart, O God, shalt thou PSALM LI.

not despise.

18 o be favourable and gracious Miserere mei, Deus.

unto Sion : build thou the walls HA CAVE mercy upon me, O God, of Jerusalem.

after thy great goodness : ac- 19 Then shalt thou be pleased cording to the multitude of thy with the sacrifice of righteousmercies do away mine offences. ness, with the burnt-offerings and

2 Wash me throughly from my oblations : then shall they offer wickedness : and cleanse me from

young bullocks upon thine altar.

PSALM LII. 3 For I acknowledge my faults : and my sin is ever before me.

Quid gloriaris? 4 Against thee only have I sinned, and done this evil in thy thou tyrant : that thou canst sight : that thou mightest be jus- do mischief; tified in thy saying, and clear 2 Whereas the goodness of God : when thou art judged.

endureth yet daily? 5 Behold, I was shapen in wick- 3 Thy tongue imagineth wickededness : and in sin hath my mo- ness : and with lies thou cuttest ther conceived me.

like a sharp razor. 6 But lo, thou requirest truth 4 Thou hast loved unrighteousin the inward parts : and shalt ness more than goodness : and to make me to understand wisdom talk of lies more than righteoussecretly.

ness. 7 Thou shalt purge me with 5 Thou hast loved to speak all hyssop, and I shall be clean : thou words that may do hurt : 0 thou shalt wash me, and I shall be

false tongue. whiter than snow.

6 Therefore shall God destroy 8 Thou shalt make me hear of thee for ever : he shall take thee, joy and gladness : that the bones and pluck thee out of thy dwellwhich thou hast broken may re- ing, and root thee out of the land joice.

of the living.

my sin.

7 The righteous also shall see this, and fear : and shall laugh him to scorn;

8 Lo, this is the man that took not God for his strength : but trusted unto the multitude of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness.

9 As for me, I am like a green olive-tree in the house of God : my trust is in the tender mercy of God for ever and ever.

10 I will always give thanks unto thee for that thou hast done : and I will hope in thy Name, for thy saints like it well.

Day 10. Evening Prayer.

4 Behold, God is my helper :

the Lord is with them that upDixit insipiens.

hold my soul. TI VI E foolish body hath said 5 He shall reward evil unto

in his heart : There is no mine enemies : destroy thou them God.

in thy truth. 2 Corrupt are they, and become 6 An offering of a free heart abominable in their wickedness : will I give thee, and praise thy there is none that doeth good. Name, O Lord : because it is so

3 God looked down from heaven comfortable. upon the children of men : to see 7 For he hath delivered me out if there were any, that would un- of all my trouble : and mine eye derstand, and seek after God. hath seen his desire upon mine

4 But they are all gone out of enemies. the way, they are altogether be

PSALM LV. come abominable : there is also

Exaudi, Deus. none that doeth good, no not

HEAR my prayer, o God : one.

and hide not thyself from 5 Are not they without under- my petition. standing that work wickedness : 2 Take heed unto me, and hear eating up my people as if they me : how I mourn in my prayer, would eat bread? they have not and am vexed. called upon God.

3 The enemy crieth so, and the 6 They were afraid where no ungodly cometh on so fast : for fear was : for God hath broken they are minded to do me some the bones of him that besieged mischief; so maliciously are they thee; thou hast put them to con- set against me. fusion, because God hath despised 4 My heart is disquieted within them.

me : and the fear of death is fall7 Oh, that the salvation were en upon me. given unto Israel out of Sion : 5 Fearfulness and trembling are Oh, that the Lord would deliver come upon me : and an horrible his people out of captivity!

dread hath overwhelmed me. 8 Then should Jacob rejoice : 6 And I said, O that I had wings and Israel should be right glad. like a dove : for then would I flee

away, and be at rest. PSALM LIV.

7 Lo, then would I get me aDeus, in nomine.

way far off : and remain in the

SA meze o God, for thy wilderness,

Name's sake : and in thy strength.

2 Hear my prayer, O God : and hearken unto the words of my mouth.

3 For strangers are risen up against me : and tyrants, which have not God before their eyes, seek after my soul.

8 I would make haste to escape : because of the stormy wind and tempest.

9 Destroy their tongues, O Lord, and divide them : for I have spied unrighteousness and strife in the city,

10 Day and night they go about within the walls thereof : mis

chief also and sorrow are in the midst of it.

11 Wickedness is therein : deceit and guile go not out of their streets.

12 For it is not an open enemy, that hath done me this dishonour : for then I could have borne it.

13 Neither was it mine adversary,

that did magnify himself against me : for then peradventure I would have hid myself from him.

14 But it was even thou, my companion : my guide, and mino own familiar friend.

15 We took sweet counsel together : and walked in the house of God as friends.

16 Let death come hastily upon them, and let them go down quick into hell : for wickedness is in their dwellings, and among them.

17 As for me, I will call upon God : and the Lord shall save me.

18 In the evening, and morning, and at noon-day will I pray,

and that instantly : and he shall hear my voice.

19 It is he that hath delivered my soul in peace from the battle that was against me : for there were many with me.

20 Yea, even God, that endureth for ever, shall hear me, and bring them down : for they will not turn, nor fear God.

21 He laid his hands upon such as be at peace with him ; and he brake his covenant.

22 The words of his mouth were softer than butter, having war in his heart : his words were smoother than oil, and yet be they very swords.

23 O cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall nourish thee : and shall not suffer the righteous to fall for ever.

24 And as for them : thou, o God, shalt bring them into the pit of destruction.

25 The blood-thirsty and deceitful men shall not live out half their days : nevertheless, my trust shall be in thee, O Lord.

DAY 11.

Morning Prayer.


Miserere mei, Deus. BE E merciful unto me, O God,

for man goeth about to devour me : le is daily fighting, and troubling me.

2 Mine enemies are daily in hand to swallow me up : for they be many that fight against me, O thou most Highest.

3 Nevertheless, though I am sometime afraid : yet put I my trust in thee.

4 I will praise God, because of his word : I have put my trust in God, and will not fear what flesh can do unto me.

5 They daily mistake my words: all that they imagine is to do me evil.

6 They hold all together, and keep themselves close : and mark my steps, when they lay wait for

7 Shall they escape for their wickedness : thou, O God, in thy displeasure shalt cast them down.

8 Thou tellest my flittings; put my tears into thy bottle : are not these things noted in thy book

9 Whensoever I call upon thee, then shall mine enemies be put to flight : this I know; for God is on my side.

10 In God's word will I rejoice : in the Lord's word will I comfort me.

11 Yea, in God have I put my trust : I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.

12 Unto thee, O God, will I pay my vows : unto thee will I give thanks.

13 For thou hast delivered my soul from death, and my feet from falling : that I'may walk before God in the light of the living.


Miserere mei, Deus. BE E merciful unto me, o God,

be merciful unto me, for my soul trusteth in thee : and under the shadow of thy wings shall be

my soul.

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