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All standing, the head of the family (or the priest or deacon,

if present) says:
Ň. O Lord, open Thou our lips.
Ry. And our mouth shall shew forth Thy praise.
Ť. O God, make speed to save us.
Ry. O Lord, make haste to help us.

Ñ. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.

Ry. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

gave them.


Then he says one of the following Psalms : Psalms of praise and thanksgiving He spake unto them out of the for God's greatness and power. cloudy pillar : for they kept His

testimonies, and the law that He PSALM 99. THE Lord is King, be the peo- Thou heardest them, O Lord our

ple never so impatient : He God : Thou forgavest them, O God, sitteth between the cherubims, be and punishedst their own inventhe earth never so unquiet.

tions. The Lord is great in Sion : and O magnify the Lord our God, high above all people.

and worship Him upon His holy They shall give thanks unto Thy hill : for the Lord our God is name : which is great, wonderful, holy. and holy.

Psalm 135. The King's power loveth judgment; Thou hast prepared equity; O P Rame of the Lord : praise it,

, Thou hast executed judgment and righteousness in Jacob.

O ye servants of the Lord; O magnify the Lord our God : Ye that stand in the house of the and fall down before His footstool, Lord : in the courts of the house of for He is holy.

our God. Moses and Aaron among His O praise the Lord, for the Lord priests, and Samuel among such as is gracious : 0 sing praises unto call upon His name : these called His name, for it is lovely. upon the Lord, and He heard them. For why? the Lord hath chosen

Jacob unto Himself : and Israel for Praised be the Lord out of Sion : His own possession.

who dwelleth at Jerusalem. For I know that the Lord is great : and that our Lord is above

PSALM 150. all gods.

Whatsgever the Lord pleased: O PRAISE God in His holiness.; and in the sea, and in all deep of His power. places.

Praise Him in His noble acts : He bringeth forth the clouds from praise Him according to His excelthe ends of the world : and sendeth lent greatness. forth lightnings with the rain, bring

Praise Him in the sound of the ing the winds out of His treasures. trumpet : praise Him upon the lute

He smote the first-born of Egypt: and harp. both of man and beast.

Praise Him in the cymbals and He hath sent tokens and wonders dances : praise Him upon the strings into the midst of thee, O thou land and pipe. of Egypt : upon Pharaoh, and all Praise Him upon the well-tuned his servants.

cymbals : praise Him upon the loud He smote divers nations : and cymbals. slew mighty kings;

Let every thing that hath breath : Sehon king of the Amorites, and praise the Lord. Og the king of Basan : and all the kingdoms of Canaan;

Praise for God's mercy and wonAnd gave their land to be an

derful works. heritage : even an heritage unto Israel His people.

PSALM 9. Thy name, O Lord, endureth for WILL give thanks unto Thee, ever : so doth Thy memorial, O O Lord, with my whole heart : Lord, from one generation to an- I will speak of all Thy marvellous other.

works. For the Lord will avenge His I will be glad and rejoice in Thee: people : and be gracious unto His yea, my songs will I make of Thy servants.

name, O Thou most Highest. As for the images of the heathen, While mine enemies are driven they are but silver and gold : the back : they shall fall and perish at work of men's hands.

Thy presence. They have mouths, and speak For Thou hast maintained my not : eyes have they, but they see right and my cause : Thou art set not.

in the throne that judgest right. They have ears, and yet they hear Thou hast rebuked the heathen, not : neither is there any breath in and destroyed the ungodly : Thou their mouths.

hast put out their name for ever They that make them are like and ever. unto them : and so are all they that O thou enemy, destructions are put their trust in them.

come to a perpetual end : even as Praise the Lord, ye house of Is- the cities which thou hast destroyed; rael : praise the Lord, ye house of their memorial is perished with Aaron.

them. Praise the Lord, ye house of But the Lord shall endure for Levi : ye that fear the Lord, praise ever : He hath also prepared His the Lord.

seat for judgment.



the poor.

For He shall judge the world in One day telleth another : and righteousness : and minister true one night certifieth another. judgment unto the people.

There is neither speech nor lanThe Lord also will be a defence guage : but their voices are heard for the oppressed : even a refuge in among them. due time of trouble.

Their sound is gone out into all And they that know Thy name lands : and their words into the will put their trust in Thee : for ends of the world. Thou, Lord, hast never failed them In them hath He set a tabernacle that seek Thee.

for the sun : which cometh forth as O praise the Lord which dwelleth a bridegroom out of his chamber, in Sion : shew the people of His and rejoiceth as a giant to run his doings.

For, when He maketh inquisition It goeth forth from the uttermost for blood, He remembereth them : part of the heaven, and runneth and forgetteth not the complaint of about unto the end of it again : and

there is nothing hid from the heat Have mercy upon me, O Lord ; thereof. consider the trouble which I suffer The law of the Lord is an unof them that hate me : Thou that defiled law, converting the soul : liftest me up from the gates of the testimony of the Lord is sure, death.

and giveth wisdom unto the simThat I may shew all Thy praises ple. within the ports of the daughter of

The statutes of the Lord are Sion : I will rejoice in Thy salva- right, and rejoice the heart : the tion.

commandment of the Lord is The heathen are sunk down in pure, and giveth light unto the the pit that they made : in the same eyes. net which they hid privily, is their The fear of the Lord is clean, and foot taken.

endureth for ever : the judgments The Lord is known to execute of the Lord are true, and righteous judgment : the ungodly is trapped altogether. in the work of his own hands. More to be desired are they than

The wicked shall be turned into gold, yea, than much fine gold : hell : and all the people that forget sweeter also than honey, and the God.

honey-comb. For the poor shall not alway Moreover, by them is Thy servant be forgotten : the patient abiding taught : and in keeping of them of the meek shall not perish for there is great reward.

Who can tell how oft he offend. Up, Lord, and let not man have eth : 0 cleanse Thou me from my the upper hand : let the heathen be secret faults. judged in Thy sight.

Keep Thy servant also from prePut them in fear, O Lord : that sumptuous sins, lest they get the the heathen may know themselves dominion over me : so shall I be to be but men.

undefiled, and innocent from the

great offence. PSALM 19.

Let the words of my mouth, and

the meditation of my heart : be alTHE heavens declare the glory way acceptable in Thy sight,

of God : and the firmament O Lord : my strength, and my sheweth His handy-work.





Praise for God's merciful care and and night : while they daily say protection of those who trust in unto me, Where is now thy God? Him.

Now when I think thereupon, I Psalm 146.

pour out my heart by myself : for

I went with the multitude, and RAISE the Lord, O my soul ; brought them forth into the house

while I live will I praise the of God; Lord : yea, as long as I have any In the voice of praise and thanksbeing, I will sing praises unto my giving : among such as keep holyGod.

day. O put not your trust in princes,

Why art thou so full of heavi. nor in any child of man : for there


O my soul : and why art is no help in them.

thou so disquieted within me? For when the breath of man go- Put thy trust in God : for I will eth forth he shall turn again to his yet give Him thanks for the help of earth : and then all his thoughts His countenance. perish.

My God, my soul is vexed within Blessed is he that hath the God me : therefore will I remember Thee of Jacob for his help : and whose concerning the land of Jordan, and hope is in the Lord his God;

the little hill of Hermon. Who made heaven and earth, the

One deep calleth another, besea, and all that therein is : who cause of the noise of the waterkeepeth His promise for ever ;

pipes : all Thy waves and storms Who helpeth them to right that are gone over me. suffer wrong : who feedeth the hun

The Lord hath granted His lovinggry.

kindness in the day-time : and in The Lord looseth men out of the night-season did I sing of Him, prison : the Lord giveth sight to and made my prayer unto the God the blind.

of my life. The Lord helpeth them that are I will say unto the God of my fallen : the Lord careth for the strength, Why hast Thou forgotten righteous. The Lord careth for the stran- the enemy oppresseth me?

me : why go I thus heavily, while gers ; He defendeth the fatherless

My bones are smitten asunder as and widow : as for the way of the with a sword : while mine enemies ungodly, He turneth it upside down. that trouble me cast me in the teeth;

The Lord thy God, O Sion, shall Namely, while they say daily be King for evermore : and through- unto me : Where is now thy God? out all generations.

Why art thou so vexed, O my

soul : and why art thou so disComfort in prayer and public wor- quieted within me ? ship amid tribulation.

O put thy trust in God : for I will PSALM 42.

yet thank Him, which is the help of

my countenance, and my God. IKE as the hart desireth the

water-brooks : so longeth my Comfort in God's word and keeping soul after Thee, O God.

His commandments. My soul is athirst for God, yea, even for the living God : when shall

PART OF Psalm 119, v. 1.


I come to appear before the pre- BL Bundefiled in the way : and

sence of God ?

My tears have been my meat day walk in the law. of the Lord.

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