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out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a Who forgiveth all thy sin, and healets giant lo run his course.

all thine infirmities; It goeth forth from the uttermost part Who saveth thy life from destruction, of the heaven, and runneth about unto and crowneth thee with mercy and loving the end of it again, and there is nothing kindness; hid from the heat thereof

Who satisfieth thy mouth with good The law of the Lord is an undefiled law, things, making thee young and lusty as converting the soul; the testimony of the an eagle. Lord is sure, and giveth wisdom unto The Lord execuleth righteousness and the simple.

judgment. for all them that are oppress. The statutes of the Lord are right, and ed with wrong. rejoice the heart; the commandment of

He showed his ways unto Moses, his the Lord is pure, and giveth light unto

works unto the children of Israel. the eyes.

The Lord is full of compassion and The fear or the Lord is clean, and en mercy, long-suffering, and of great dureth for er; the judgments of the goodness Lord are true, and righteous altogether.

He will not alway be chiding neither More to be desired are they than gold, keepeth he his anger for ever. yea than much fine gold; sweeter also

He bath not dealt with us after our sins; ihan honey, and the honey-comb.

nor rewarded us according to our wick Moreover, by them is thy servant ednesses. taught; and in keeping of them there is For look how high the beaven is in great reward.

comparison of the earth; so great is his Who can tell how oft he offendeth ? O mercy also toward those who fear him! cleanse thou me from my secret faults. Look how wide also the east in from Keep thy servant also from presump

the west ; so far hath be set our sins tuous sins, lest they get the dominion from us ! over me.

Yea, like as a father pilieth his own Let the words of my mouth, and the

children: even so is the Lord merciful mouitation of my heart, be alway ac

unto them that fear him. ceptable in thy sight,

For he knoweth whereof we are made; O Lord, my strength, and my Re

be remembereth that we are but dust. deemer.

The days of man are but as grass for Psalm 24. Domini est terra.

he flourisheth as a flower of the field.

For as soon as the wind goeth over it, THE earth is the Lord's, and all that it is gone ; and the place thereof shall

therein is, the compass of the world, know it no more. and they that dwell therein.

But the merciful goodness of the Lord For he hath founded it upon the seas, endureth for ever and ever upon those and prepared it upon the floods.

who fear him; and his righteousness up Who shall ascend into the hill of the

on children's children; Lord ? or who shall rise up in his holy Even upon such as keep his covenant, place?

and think upon his commandments to do Even he that hath clean hands and a pure heart; and that hath not lift up his The Lord hath prepared his seat in mind unto vanity, nor sworn to deceive heaven, and his kingdom ruleth over all. his neighbour

O praise the Lord, ye Angels of his, ye He shall receive the blessing from the

that excel in strength; ye that fulfil his Lord; and righteousness from the God commandment, and hearken unto the of his salvation

voice of his words. This is the generation of those who seek

O praise the Lord, all ye his hosts ; ye him ; even of those who seek thy face, 0) servants of bis, that do his pleasure. Jacob.

O speak good of the Lord, all ye worko Lift up your heads, O ye gates, and be of his, in all places of his dominion ye lift up. ye everlasting doors, and the Praise thou the Lord, O my soul. King of glory shall come in Who is the king of glory ? it is the

SELECTION 11. Lord strong and mighty, even the Lord mighty in battle

From Palm 139. Domine, prabasti. Lift up your heads, Oye gates, and be LORD, thou hast searched me out, ye lift up, ye everlasting doors, and the and known me i thou knowest my King of glory shall come in

down-sitting, and mine up-rising thou Who is the King of glory ? even the understandest my thoughts long before. Lord of hosts. he is the King of glory Thou art about my path, and about my

Psalm 103. Benedic, anima mea bed, and spiest out all my ways. DRAISE the Lord, O my soul and For lo, there is not a word in my I all that is within me, praise his holy tongue, but thou, O Lord, knowest it name.

altogether Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget Thou hast fashioned me behind and be not all his benefits;

I fore, and laid thine hand upon mı.


Such knowledge is too wonderful and All thy works praise thee, O Lord; excellent for me; I cannc: attain unto it and thy saints give thanks unto thee Whither shall I go seen froin thy Spir They show the glory of thy kingdom, it? or whither shall I go then from thy l and talk of thy power: presence ?

That thy power. thy glory, and mightI climb up into heavers, thou art iness of thy kingdom, might be known there; If I go down to hell, thou art unto men. there also.

Thy kingdom is an everlasting king. If I take the wings of the morning, | dom, and thy dominion endureth Ind remain in the utlermost parts of the throughout all ages

The Lord upholdeth all such as fall, and Even there also shall thy hand lead nie, lifleth up all those who are down. and thy right hand shall hold me

The eyes of all wait upon thee, O Lord, If I say. Peradventure the darkness and thou givest them their meat in duo shall cover me: then shall my night be season turned to day

Thou openest thine hand, and fillest all Yea, the darkness is no darkness with things living with plenteousness. thee, but the night is clear as the The Lord is righteous in all his ways, day : le darkness and light to thee are and holy in all his works boih alike

The Lord is nigh unto all them that For my reins are thine ; thou hast cov. call upon him; yea, all such as call upon ered me in my mother's womb.

him faithfully. I will give thanks unto thee, for I am He will fulfil the desire of those who fearfully and wonderfully made : Mar. fear him; he also will hear their cry, tellous are thy works, and that my soul and will help them. knowoth right well.

The Lord preserveth all those who love My bones are not hid from thee, though him ; but scattereth abroad all the unI be marle secretly, and fashioned be.

godly Death is the earth.

My mouth shall speak the praise of the Thune ever did see my substance, yet | Lord : and let all flesh give thanks unto Deing imperfect and in thy book were his holy name for ever and ever. ell my meinbers witten. Which day by day were fashmoned,

SELECTION III when as yet there was none of them How lear are thy counsels un.o me,

From Psalm 51 Miserere mal, Deus. O God: how great is the sum of them! HAVE mercy upon ine, O God, after

If I tell them, they are more in burn. Il thy great goodness ; according to ber than the sand when I wake up, I the multitude of thy mercies, do away am present with thee.

mine offences. Try me, O God, and seek the grounu Wash ne thoroughly from my wicked. of my heart : prove me, and examine iny ness, and cleanse me from my sin : thoughts.

For I acknowledge my faults, and my Look well if there be any way of wick

sin is ever before me. edness in me; and lead me in the way Against thee only have I sinned, and everlasting

done this evil in thy sight, that thou

mightest be justified in thy saying, and Psalm 145 Exaltabo te, Deus.

clear when thou art judged. I WILL magnify thee, O God, my

Behold, I was shapen in wickedness, 1 King, and I will praise thy name for und in sin hath my mother conceived me. ever and ever

But lo, thou requirest truth in the inEvery day will I give thanks unto thee, ward parts, and shalt make me to under. and praise thy name for ever and ever stand wisdom secretly.

Great is the Lord, and marvellous, l'hou shalt purge me with hyssop, and I worthy to be praised: there is no end of shall be clean, thou shall wash me, and his greatness

I shall be whiter than snow One generation shall praise thy works Thou shalt make me hear of joy and unto another, and declare thy power gladness, that the bones which thou hast

As for me, I will be talking of thy wor. broken may rejoice ship, thy glory, thy praise, and won Turn thy face from my sins,and put out drous works;

all my misdeeds. So that men shall speak of the might of Make me a clean heart, O God, and re. thy mirvellous acts and I will also tell new a right spirit within me. of thy greatness

Cast me not away from thy presence, The Demorial of thine abundant kind. and take not thy Holy Spirit from me. ness shall be showed, and men shall sing 0 give me the comfort of thy help of thy righteousness.

again, and stablish me with thy free The Lord is gracious and merciful : Spirit Jong-suffering, and of great goodness. Then shall I teach thy ways unto the

The Lord is loving unto every man, wicked, and sinners shall be converted And his mercy is over all his works. 1 unto thet.


Deliver me from blood-guiltiness, O Hold thee still in the Lord, and abide God, thou that art the God of my health ; patiently upon him; but grieve not thyand my tongue shall sing of thy right. self at him whose way doth prosper, eousness.

against the man that doeth after evil Thou shalt open my lips, O Lord, and counsels. my mouth shall show thy praise

Leave off from wrath, and let go disFor thou desirest no sacrifice, else pleasure ; fret not thyself, else shalt thou would I give it thee; but thou delight. be moved to do evil. est not in burnt-offerings

Wicked doers shall be routed out; and The sacrifice of God is a troubled spirit. they that patiently abide the Lord, those a broken and contrile heart, O God, shall inherit the land. shalt thou not despise.

Yet a little while, and the ungodly shall Fror. Psalm 42. Quemadmodum be clean gone ; thou shalt look after his LIKE as the hart desireth the water. place, and he shall be away. U brooks, so longeth my soul after

But the meek-spirited shall possess the thee, O God.

earth, and shall be refreshed in the mula My soul is athirst for God, yea, even titude of peace. for the living God: When shall I come The ungodly seeketh counsel against to appear before the presence of God ? the just, and gnasheth upon him with

My tears have been my meat day and his teeth night; while they daily say unto me, The Lord shall laugh him to scom; Where is now thy God?

for he hath seen that his day is coming. Now when I think thereupon, 1 pour The ungodly have drawn out the sword, out my heart by myself; for I went with and have bent their bow, to cast down the multitude, and brought them forth the poor and needy, and to slay such as into the house of God,

are of a right conversation. In the voice of praise and thanksgiving, Their sword shall go through their among such as keep holy-day.

own heart, and their bow shall be broken. Why art thou so full of heaviness, O A small thing that the righteous hath, my soul ? and why art thou so disquiet is better than great riches of the ungodly; ed within me ?

For the arms of the ungodly shall be Put thy trust in God; for I will yet broken, and the Lord upholdeth the give hiri thanks for the help of his coun. righteous. tenance

The Lord knoweth the days of the god. The Lord hath granted his loving-kind- ly; and their inheritance shal endure ness in the day-time ; and in the night for ever. season did I sing of him, and made my They shall not be confounded in the prayer unto the God of my life

perilous time; and in the days of dearth I will say unto the God of my strength, they shall have enough Why hast thou forgotten me ? why go I As for the ungodly, they shall perish, thus heavily, while the enemy oppress. and the enemies of the Lord shall con eth me?

sume as the tat of lambs; yea, even as Namely, while they say daily unto me, the smoke shall they consume away. Where is now thy God?

The ungodly borroweth, and payeth Why art thou so vexed, O my soul ? not again; but the righteous is merciful and why art thou so disquieted within and liberal me?

Such as a ce blessed of God, shall pos O put thy trust in God; for I will yet sess the land ; and they that are cursed thank him, who is the help of my coun of him, shall be rooted ont. tenance and my God.

The Lord ordereth a good man's going,

and maketh his ways acceptable to himSELECTION IV. Psalm 37 Voli amaları.

Though he fall, he shall not be east LARET not thyself because of the un away for the Lord upholdeth him with T godly, neither be thou envious his hand against the evil doers :

I have been young, and now am old, For they shall soon be cut down like and yet saw I never the righteous forsa. the grass, and be withered even as the ken, nor his seed begging their bread, green herb.

The righteous is ever merciful, and Put thou thy trust in the Lord, and be lendeth, and his seed is blessed. doing good ; dwell in the land, and veri. Flee from evil, and do the thing that is ly thou shalt be fed.

good, and dwell for everinore. Delight thou in the Lord, and he shall For the Lord loveth the thing that is give thee thy heart's desire

right; he forsaketh not his that be god. Commit thy way unto the Lord, and ly, but they are preserved for ever. put thy trust in him, and he shall bring The inrighteous shall be punished ; as it to pass

for the seed of the ungodly, it shall be He shall make thy righteousness as rooted out clear as the light; and thy just dealing as

l'he righteous shail inherit the land, the noon-da y

and dwell therein for ever.


The mouth of the right us is exercised tongue, nor done evil to his neighbour, In wisdom, and his tongue will be talk. and hath not slandered his neighbour : ing of judgment.

He that selleth not by himself, but is The law of his God is in his heart, and low' in his own eyes, and maketh much his goings shall not slide.

of them that fear the Lord The ungodly seeth the righteous, and He that sweareth unto his neighbour, seeketh occasion to slay him.

and disappointeth him not, though it The Lord will not leave him in his were to his own hindrance. hand, nor condemnn him when he is He that hath not given his money upon judged.

usury, nor taken reward against the in. Hope thou in the Lord, and keep his nocent way, and he shall promote thee, that Whoso docth these things, shall neve thou shalt possess the land : when the fall. ungndly sball perish, thou shalt see it.

Psalm 91. Qui habitat I myself have seen the ungodly in great WTHOSO dwelleth under the defence power, and flourishing like a green bay.

of the Most High, shall abide un tree

der the shadow of the Almigtity. I went by, and lo, he was gone. Il I will say unto the Lord, 'Thou art my sought him, but his place could no where hope, and my strong hold; my God, in be found.

him will I trust. Keep innocency, and take heed unto the For he shall deliver thee from the snare thing that is right ; for that shall bring of the hunter, and from the noisome pesIman peace at the last.

tilence. As for the transgressors, they shall He shall defend thee under his wings, perish together: and the end of the un. and thou shalt be safe under his feathers; godly is, they shall be rooted out at the his faithfulness and truth shall be thy hast.

shield and buckler. But the salvation of the nghteous Thou shall not be afraid of any terror cometh of the Lo.d, who is also their by night, le for the arrow that Aieth by strengin in the time of trouble

And the Lord shall stand by them, and For the pesti once that walketh in dark. save them; he shall deliver them from ness, nor for the sickness that destroyeth the ungodly, and shall save them, be. in the noon-day. cause they put their trust in him.

A thousand shall fall beside thee, and

ten thousand at thy right hand ; but it SELECTION V.

shall not come nigh thee.

Yea, with thine eyes shalt thou behold, Psalm 1. Beatus rir, qui non abrit. and see the reward of the ungodly. DLESSED is the man that hath not! For thou, Lord, art my hope ; thou

D walked in the counsel of the ungod bast set thine house of defence very high ly, nor stood in the way of sinners, and There shall no evil bapper unto the hath not sat in the seat of the scornful: neither shall apy plague come nigh th

But his delight is in the law of the Lord; dwelling ind in his law will be exercise himself For he shall give his Angels charge or day and night.

thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. And he shall be like a tree planted by They shall bear thee in their hands; the wauer-side, that will bring forth his that thou hurt not thy foot against fruit in due season.

stone. His leaf also shall not wither; and look, Thou shalt go upon the lion and adder; whatsoever he doeth, it shall prosper. the young lion and the dragon shalt thou

As for the ungodly, it is not so with tread under thy feet. them, but they are like the chaff which Because he hath set his love upon me, the wind scattereth away from the face therefore will I deliver him; I will set of the earth.

him up, because he hath known my Therefore the ungodly shall not be able name. to stand in the Judgment, neither the He shall call upon me, and I will hear sinners in the congregation of the right him; yea, I am with him in trouble ; cous.

I will deliver him, and bring him to But the Lord knoweth the way of the honour righteous; and the way of the ungodly With long life will I satisfy him, and shall perish

show him my salvation. Psalm 15. Domine, quis habitabit

SELECTION VI. 1 ORD, who shall dwell in thy taber From Psalm 32. Beati, quorum. U parle ? or who shall rest upon thy I PLESSED is he whose unrighteous. holy bill ?

D ness is forgiven, and whose sin is Even be that teadeth an uncorrupt life, covered. and doeth the thing which is right, and

Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord speaketh the truth from his heart

imputeth no sin, and in whose spirit there He that hath usca no deceit in his l is no guile.

I will acknowledge my sin unto thee He shall feed me in a green pastate and mine unrighteousness have I not hid. and lead me forth beside the waters of

I said, I will confess my sins unto the color Lord, and so thou forgavest the wick He shall convert my soul, and bring me edness of my sin

forth in the paths of righteousness for this For this shall every one that is godly name's sake. make his prayer unto thee, in a time Yea, though I walk through the valley when thou mayest be found, but in the of the shadow of death, I will fear DO great water foods they shall not come evil; for thou art with me; thy rod and nigh him

thy staff comiort me Thou art a place to hide me in; thou Thou shalt prepare a table before me shalt preserve me froin trouble ; thou against them that trouble me; thou hast shalt compass me about with songs of Anointed my head with oil and my cup deliverance.

shall be full. I will inform thee, and teach thee in the | But thy loving kindness and mercy way wherein thou shalt go ; and I will shall follow me all the days of my life; guide thee with mine eye

and I will dwell in the house of the Lord Great plagues remain for the ungodly. for ever but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord, Psalm 34. Benedicay. Domtno. mercy embrageth him on every side I WILL alw y give thanks unto the

Be glad, ye righteous, and rejoice in I Lord : his praise shall ever be in my the Lord ; and be joyful, all ye that are mouth true of heart.

My soul sha! make her borst in the Psalm 130. De profundis

Lord; the humble shall hear thereof, and O UT of the deep have I called unto

be glad.

O praise the Lord with me ; and let ue thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.

magnify his name together O let thine ears consider well the voice

I sought the Lord, and he heard me ; of my complaint

yea, he delivered me out of all my fear. If thou, Lord, wilt be extreme to mark

They had an eye tinto him, and were what is done amiss, O Lord, who may

lightened ; and their faces were not abide it?

ashamed. For there is mercy with thee; therefore

Lo, the poor crieth, and the Lord hear shalt thou be feared. I look for the Lord; my soul doth wait

eth him: yea, and saveth him out of all

bis troubles for him ; in his word is my trust My soul fleeth unto the Lord before

The Angel of the Lord larrieth round

about them that fear him, and delivereth the morning watch: I say, before the

them morning watch

taste, and see, how gracious the Lord O Israel, trust in the Lord; for with the Lord there is mercy, and with him

18 : blessed is the man that Trusteth in

him is plenteous redemption.

O fear the Lord, ye that are his saints; And he shall redeem Israel from all his

for they that fear him lack nothing. sins.

'The lions do lack, and siffer hunger; Psalm 121 Lerari oculos meus but they who seek the Lord shall want no T WILL lift up mine eyes unto the

manner of thing that is good hills, from whence cometh my help.

Come, ye children, and hearken unto My help cometh even from the Lord,

me: I will teach you the fear of the Lord. who hath made heaven and earth

What man is be that insteth to live, and He will not suffer thy foot to be mov.

would fain see good days ? ed, and he that keepeth thee will not

Keep thy longue from evil, and thy lips,

that they speak no guile. Behold, be that keepeth Israel shall nej.

Eschew evil, and do good: scel peace, ther slumber nor sleep.

and ensue it. The Lord himself is thy keeper the

The eyes of the Lord are over the right Lord in thy defence upon thy right hand :

eor's, anul his ears are open unto their So that the sum shall not burn thee by

prayers. on not burn thee by day; neither the moon by night.

The countenance of the Lord is against The Land shall preserve thee from all

1 them that do evil, to root out the rememevi.. vea, it is even be that shall keep

brance of them from the earth. thy soul

The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth The Lord shall preserve thy going out

them, and delivereth them out of all their and thy coming in, from this time forth

troubles. for evermore

The Lord is nigt unto those who are of

a contrile heart, and will save such as are SELECTION VIL.

of an humble spirit

Great are the troubles of the righteous; Psalm 23. Dominus regit me.

but the Lord delivereth him out of all. TIHE Lord is my shepherd; therefore He keepeth all his bones, so that not 1 can 1 lack nothing.

one of them is broken.

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