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be in thee : neither shalt thou hearkened unto me : for if Israel worship any other god.

had walked in my ways, 11 I am the Lord thy God, who 15 I should soon have put down brought thee out of the land of their enemies : and turned my Egypt : open thy mouth wide, hand against their adversaries. and I shall till it.

16 The haters of the Lord 12 But my people would not should have been found liars : hear my voice : and Israel would but their time should have ennot obey me.

dured for ever. 13 So I gave them up unto their 17 He should have fed them own hearts' lusts : and let them also with the finest wheat-flour : follow their own imaginations. and with honey out of the stony

14 O that my people would have rock should I have satisfied thee.

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5 For they have cast their heads Deus stetit.

together with one consent : and OD standeth in the congre- are confederate against thee; gation of princes : he is a

6 The tabernacles of the EJudge among gods.

domites, and the Ismaelites : the 2 How long will ye give wrong

Moabites, and Hagarens ; judgement : and accept the per

7 Gebal, and Ammon, and A. sons of the ungodly?

malek : the Philistines, with them 3 Defend the poor and father

that dwell at Tyre. less : see that such as are in need 8 Assur also is joined with them: and necessity have right.

and have holpen the children of 4 Deliver the out-cast and poor :

Lot. save them from the hand of the 9 But do thou to them as unto ungodly.

the Madianites : unto Sisera, and 5 They will not be learned nor

unto Jabin at the brook of Kison; understand, but walk on still in 10 Who perished at Endor : and darkness : all the foundations of became as the dung of the earth. the earth are out of course.

11 Make them and their princes 6 I have said, Ye are gods :

like Oreb and Zeb : yea, make and ye are all the children of the all their princes like as Zeba and most Highest.

Salmana; 7 But ye shall die like men : 12 Who say, Let us take to ourand fall like one of the princes.

selves : the houses of God in pos8 Arise, O God, and judge thou session. the earth : for thou shalt take all 13 O my God, make them like heathen to thine inheritance.

unto a wheel : and as the stubble

before the wind; PSALM LXXXIII.

14 Like as the fire that burneth Deus, quis similis ?

up the wood : and as the flame

that consumeth the mountains. keep not still silence : refrain 15 Persecute them even so with not thyself, O God.

tempest : and make them 2 For lo, thine enemies make a afraid with thy storm. murmuring : and they that hate 16 Make their faces ashamed, thee have lift up their head. O Lord : that they may seek thy

3. They have imagined craftily Name. against thy people : and taken 17 Let them be confounded and counsel against thy secret ones. vexed ever more and more : let

4 They have said, Come, and them be put to shame, and perish. let us root them out, that they 18 And they shall know that be no more a people : and that thou, whose Name is Jehovah : the name of Israel may be no art only the most Highest over more in remembrance.

all the earth.



Quam dilecta!

Benedixisti, Domine. 0 HOW amiable are thy dwell- LORD, thou art become gran ings : thou Lord of hosts

thy thou 2 My soul hath a desire and hast turned away the captivity longing to enter into the courts of Jacob. of the Lord : my heart and my 2 Thou hast forgiven the of flesh rejoice in the living God. fence of thy people : and covered

3 Yea, the sparrow hath found all their sins. her an house, and the swallow 3 Thou hast taken away all thy & nest where she may lay her displeasure : and turned thyself young : even thy altars, o Lord from thy wrathful indignation. of hosts, my King and my God. 4 Turn us then, O God our Sa

4 Blessed are they that dwell viour : and let thine anger cease in thy house : they will be alway

from us. praising thee.

5 Wilt thou be displeased at us 5 Blessed is the man whose for ever : and wilt thou stretch strength is in thee : in whose out thy wrath from one generaheart are thy ways.

tion to another? 6 Who going through the vale 6 Wilt thou not turn again, and of misery use it for a well : and quicken us : that thy people may the pools are filled with water. rejoice in thee?

7 They will go from strength to 7 Shew us thy mercy, O Lord : strength : and unto the God of and grant us thy salvation. gods appeareth every one of them 8 I will hearken what the Lord in Sion.

God will say concerning me : for 8 0 Lord God of hosts, hear my he shall speak peace unto his prayer : hearken, O God of Jacob.

people, and to his saints, that 9 Behold, O God our defender : they turn not again. and look upon the face of thine 9 For his salvation is nigh them Anointed.

that fear him : that glory may 10 For one day in thy courts : dwell in our land. is better than a thousand.

10 Mercy and truth are met to11 I had rather be a door-keeper gether : righteousness and peace in the house of my God : than to have kissed each other. dwell in the tents of ungodliness. 11 Truth shall flourish out of

12 For the Lord God is a light the earth : and righteousness hath and defence : the Lord will give looked down from heaven, grace and worship, and no good 12 Yea, the Lord shall shew thing shall he withhold from them loving-kindness : and our land that live a godly life.

shall give her increase. 13 O Lord God of hosts : bless- 13 Righteousness shall go before ed is the man that putteth his him : and he shall direct his going trust in thee.

in the way

Day 17.

Morning Prayer.


Inclina, Domine. BOW

ow down thine ear, O Lord,

and hear me : for I am poor, and in misery.

2 Preserve thou my soul, for I am holy : my God, save thy servant that putteth' his trust in thee.

3 Be merciful unto me, O Lord : for I will call daily upon thee.

4 Comfort the soul of thy servant : for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.

5 For thou, Lord, art good and gracious : and of great mercy unto all them that call upon thee.

6 Give ear, Lord, unto my prayer : and ponder the voice of my humble desires.

7 In the time of my trouble I will call upon thee for thou hearest me.

8 Among the gods there is none like unto thee, O Lord : there is not one that can do as thou doest.

9 All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship thee, O Lord : and shall glorify thy Name.

10 For thou art great, and doest wondrous things : thou art God alone.

11 Teach me thy way, O Lord, and I will walk in thy truth : 0 knit my heart unto thee, that I may fear thy Name.

12 I will thank thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart : and will praise thy Name for evermore.

13 For great is thy mercy to. ward me : and thou hast delivered my soul from the nethermost hell.

14 O God, the proud are risen against me ; and the congregations of naughty men have sought after my soul, and have not set thee before their eyes.

15 But thou, O Lord God, art full of compassion and mercy : long-suffering, plenteous in goodness and truth.

16 0 turn thee then unto me, and have mercy upon me : give thy strength unto thy servant, and help the son of thine handmaid.

17 Shew some token upon me for good, that they who hate me may see it, and be ashamed : because thou, Lord, hast holpen me, and comforted me.


Fundamenta ejus.
ER foundations are upon the

holy hills : the Lord loveth the gates of Sion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.

2 Very excellent things are spoken of thee : thou city of God.

3 I will think upon Rahab and Babylon : with them that know me.

4 Behold ye the Philistines alSO : and they of Tyre, with the Morians; lo, there was he born.

5 And of Sion it shall be reported that he was born in her : and the most High shall stablish her.

6 The Lord shall rehearse it when he writeth up the people : that he was born there.

7 The singers also and trumpeters shall he rehearse : All my fresh springs shall be in thee. PSALM LXXXVIII.

Domine Deus. O ;

I have cried day and night before thee : 0 let my prayer enter into thy presence, incline thine ear unto my calling.

2 For my soul is full of trou. ble : and my life draweth nigh unto hell.

3 I am counted as one of them that go down into the pit : and I have been even as a man that hath no strength.

4 Free among the dead, like unto them that are wounded, and lie in the grave : 'who are out of remembrance, and are cut away from thy hand.

5 Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit : in a place of darkness, and in the deep.

6 Thine indignation lieth hard upon me : and thou hast vexed me with all thy storms.

7 Thou hast put away mine acquaintance far from me : and made me to be abhorred of them.

8 I am so fast in prison : that I cannot get forth.

9 My sight faileth for very trouble : Lord, I have called daily upon thee, I have stretched forth my hands unto thee.

10 Dost thou shew wonders among the dead : or shall the dead rise up again, and praise thee?

11 Shall thy loving-kindness be shewed in the grave : or thy faithfulness in destruction?

12 Shall thy wondrous works be known in the dark : and thy righteousness in the land where all things are forgotten ?

13 Unto thee have I cried, O Lord : and early shall my prayer come before thee.

14 Lord, why abhorrest thou my soul : and hidest thou thy face from me?

15 I am in misery, and like unto him that is at the point to die : even from my youth up thy



terrors have I suffered with a troubled mind.

16 Thy wrathful displeasure goeth over me : and the fear of thee hath undone me.

17 They came round about me

daily like water : and compassed me together on every side.

18 My lovers and friends hast thou put away from me : and hid mine acquaintance out of my sight.

Day 17.

Evening Prayer.

15 Righteousness and equity Misericordias Domini. are the habitation of thy seat : MY song shall be alway, of mercy and truth shall go before the loving-kindness of the

thy face. Lord : with my mouth will I ever 16 Blessed is the people, O Lord, be shewing thy truth from one that can rejoice in thee : they generation to another.

shall walk in the light of thy 2 For I have said, Mercy shall countenance. be set up for ever : thy truth shalt 17 Their delight shall be daily in thou stablish in the heavens. thy Name : and in thy righteous

3 I have made a covenant with ness shall they make their boast. my chosen : I have sworn unto 18 For thou art the glory of David my servant;

their strength : and in thy loving4 Thy seed will I stablish for kindness thou shalt lift up our ever : and set up thy throne from horns. one generation to another.

19 For the Lord is our defence : 50 Lord, the very heavens shall the Holy One of Israel is our praise thy wondrous works : and King. thy truth in the congregation of 20 Thou spakest sometime in vithe saints.

sions unto thy saints, and saidst : 6 For who is he among the I have laid help upon one that is clouds : that shall be compared mighty; I have exalted one chounto the Lord ?

sen out of the people. 7 And what is he among the 21 I have found David my sergods : that shall be like unto the vant : with my holy oil have I Lord ?

anointed him. 8 God is very greatly to be fear- 22 My hand shall hold him ed in the council of the saints : fast : and my arm shall strengthand to be had in reverence of all

en him. them that are round about him. 23 The enemy shall not be able

90 Lord God of hosts, who is to do him violence : the son of like unto thee : thy truth, most wickedness shall not hurt him. mighty Lord, is on every side.

24 I will smite down his foes 10 Thou rulest the raging of before his face : and plague them the sea : thou stillest the waves that hate him. thereof when they arise.

25 My truth also and my mercy 11 Thou hast subdued Egypt, shall be with him ; and in my and destroyed it : thou hast scat- Name shall his horn be exalted. tered thine enemies abroad with 26 I will set his dominion also thy mighty arm.

in the sea : and his right hand in 12 The heavens are thine, the the floods. earth also is thine : thou hast 27 He shall call me, Thou art laid the foundation of the round my Father : my God, and my world, and all that therein is. strong salvation.

13 Thou hast made the north 28 And I will make him my and the south : Tabor and Her- first-born : higher than the kings mon shall rejoice in thy Name. of the earth.

14 Thou hast a mighty arm : 29 My mercy will I keep for strong is thy hand, and high is him for evermore : and my covethy right hand.

nant shall stand fast with him.

30 His seed also will I make to him : and he is become a reproach

: endure for ever : and his throne to his neighbours. as the days of heaven.

41 Thou hast set up the right 31 But if his children forsake hand of his enemies : and made my law : and walk not in my all his adversaries to rejoice. judgements;

42 Thou hast taken away the 32 If they break my statutes, edge of his sword : and givest him and keep not my command- not victory in the battle. ments : I will visit their offences 43 Thou hast put out his glory : with the rod, and their sin with and cast his throne down to the scourges.

ground. 33 Nevertheless, my loving- 44 The days of his youth hast kindness will I not utterly take thou shortened : and covered him from him : nor suffer my truth with dishonour. to fail.

45 Lord, how long wilt thou 34 My covenant will I not break, hide thyself, for ever : and shall nor alter the thing that is gone thy wrath burn like fire? out of my lips : I have sworn 46 0 remember how short my once by my holiness, that I will time is : wherefore hast thou not fail David.

made all men for nought? 35 His seed shall endure for 47 What man is he that liveth, ever : and his seat is like as the and shall not see death : and shall

: sun before me.

he deliver his soul from the hand 36 He shall stand fast for ever- of hell? more as the moon : and as the 48 Lord, where are thy old lovfaithful witness in heaven.

ing-kindnesses : which thou swar37 But thou hast abhorred and est unto David in thy truth? forsaken thine Anointed : and art 49 Remember, Lord, the rebuke displeased at him.

that thy servants have : and how 38 Thou hast broken the cove- I do bear in my bosom the renant of thy servant : and cast his bukes of many people; crown to the ground.

50 Wherewith thine enemies 39 Thou hast overthrown all have blasphemed thee, and slanhis hedges : and broken down his dered the footsteps of thine Anstrong holds.

ointed : Praised be the Lord for 40 All they that go by spoil | evermore. Amen, and Amen. DAY 18. PSALM XC.

6 In the morning it is green, Domine, refugium.

and groweth up : but in the evenLo

ORD, thou hast been our re- ing it is cut down, dried up, and

fuge : from one generation withered. to another.

7 For we consume away in thy 2 Before the mountains were displeasure : and are afraid at thy brought forth, or ever the earth wrathful indignation. and the world were made : thou 8 Thou hast set our misdeeds art God from everlasting, and before thee : and our secret sins world without end.

in the light of thy countenance. 3 Thou turnest man to destruc- 9 For when thou art angry all tion : again thou sayest, Come our days are gone : we bring our again, ye children of men. years to an end, as it were å tale

4 For a thousand years in thy that is told. sight are but as yesterday : see- 10 The days of our age are ing that is past as a watch in threescore years and ten; and the night.

though men be so strong that 5 As soon as thou scatterest they come to fourscore years : yet them they are even as a sleep : is their strength then but labour and fade away suddenly like the and sorrow; so soon passeth it grass.

away, and we are gone.

Morning Prayer.

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