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But misfortune shall slay the ungadly; Who going through the vale of misery and they that hate the righteous shall be use it or a well; and the pools are filled desolate

with water. The Lord delivereth the souls of his They will go from strength to strength, servants, and all they that put their trust and unto the God of gods appeareth ev. in him shall not be destitute.

ery one of them in Sion
Psalm 45.
Te decet kymnus.

O Lord Gd of hosts, hear my prayer ;

bearken, O God of Jacob.

in , and unto thee shall the vow be per

For one day in thy courts is better than

a thousand formed in Jerusalem Thou that hearest the prayer, unto thee

I had rather be a door-keeper in the

house of my God, than to dwell in the shall all flesh come My misdeeds prevail against me: O be

lents of ungodliness. thou merciful unto our sins

For the Lord God is a light and de. Blessed is the man whom thou choosest,

fence; the Lord will give grace and wor and receivret unto thee he shall dwell

ship; and no good thing shall be with

hold from them that live a godly life. in thy court and shall be satisfied with the pleasures of thy house, even of thy

O Lord God of hosts, blessed is the

man that putleth his trust in thee. holy temple Thou shalt show us wonderful things Psalm 85 Benedia isti, Domtne. m thy righteousness, O God of our sal vation : thou that are the hope of all the LORD thou are become gracious unto

thy land ; thou hast turned away ends of the rarth, and of them that remain in the broad sea

the captivity of Jacob. Who in nis strength setteth t'ast the

Thou hast forgiven the offence of thy mountains, and is girded about with

people, and covered all their sins.

Thou hast taken away all thy displea. power

sure, and tumed thyself from thy wrathWho sulleth the raging of the sea, and

ful indignation. the guise of his waves, and the madness

Tum is then, O God our Saviour, and of the people. Thes also that dwell in the uttermost

let thine anger cease from us

Wilt thou be displeased at us for ever? parts of the earth shall be afraid at thy

and will thou stretch out thy wrath from tokens, thou that makest the out-goings of the morning and evening to praise

one generation to another

Wilt thou not turn again, and quirken thee

us, that thy people may rejoice il nee ? Thou visitest the carth, and blessest it ;

Show us thy mercy, Lord, and grant thou makes it very plenteous The ver of God is full of water : thou

us thy salvation

1 will hearken what the Lord God will preparest their com, for so thou provi. dest or the earth

say concerning ine; for he shall speak Thou waterest her furrows: thou send

peace unto his people, and to his saints, est rain into the little valleys thereof

that they turn not again.

For his salvation is nigh them that fear thou makes it soft with the drops of

him: thail glory may dwell in our land. rain, and blessest the increase of it.

Mercy and truth are met together : Thou crowniest the year with why good

righteousness and peace have kissed ness, and thy clouds drop fatness

each other They shall drop upon the dwellings of Truth shall Aourish out of the earth, the wilderness, and the little hills shall

and righteousness hath looked down rejoice on every side

froin heaven 'The folds shall be full of sheep; the val

Yea, the Lord shall show loving kindleys also shall stand so thiek with com,

ness; and our land shall give her inurat they shall laugh and sing.


Righteousness shall go before him ; SELECTION VIII.

and he shall direct his going in the way
From Psalon 4
Quam dilecta!

Psalm 93
HOW amiable are thy dwellings,

Dominus regnavit.
thou Lord of hosts !


THE Lord is King, and hath put on My soul hath a desire and longing to glorious apparel; the Lord hath put enter into the courts of the Lord ; my on his apparel, and girded himself with heart and iny flesh rejoice in the living strength God

He hath made the round world so sure, Yea, the sparrow hath found her an that it cannot be moved house, and the swallow a nest, where she Ever since the world began, hath thy lay het young even thy altars. O seat been prepared. Thou

art from ever ed of hosts, my King and my God.

lasting Blessed are they that dwell in thy house; The foods are risen, O Lord, the floods Wiey will be alway praising thee have lift up their voice; the foods lift up

Blessed is the man whose strength is in their waves thee; in whose heart are thy ways. The waves of the sea are mighty, and

are in the earth; thou art exalted far O RAISE inhe Lord: forót is good

rage borribly; but yet the Lord, who O Lord, our Govemor, how excelen dwelleth on high, is mightier.

is thy name in all the world! Thy testimonies, O Lord, are very sure: holiness becometh thine house for ever.

From Psalm 33. Esultate, pusti. Psalm 97 Dominus regnarit.

eous; for it becometh well the Jus THE Lord is King, the earth may be to be thankful. THI

glad thereof; yea, the multitude of Praise the Lord with harp; sing praises the isles may be glad thereof.

unto him with the lute, and instrument Clouds and darkness are round about of ten strings. him righteousness and judgment are Sing unto the Lord a new song i sing the habitation of his seat.

praises unto him with a good courage. There shall go a fire before him, and For the word of the Lord is true, ana burn up his enemies on every side all his works are faithful.

His lightnings gave shine unto the He loveth righteousness and judg. world; the earth saw it, and was afraid. ment; the earth is full of the goodness

The bills melted like wax at the presence of the Lori. of the Lord ; at the presence of the Lord By the woru of the Lord were the hea of the whole earth.

vens made, and all the hosts of them by The heavens have declared his right- the breath of his mouth eousness, and all the people have seen his He gathereth the waters of the sea tc giory

gether, as it were upon an heap; and Confounded be all they that worship layeth up the deep, as in a treasure-house. carved images, and that delight in vain

Let all the earth fear the Lord ; stand in gods worship him, all ye gods. awe of him, all ye that dwell in the world: Sion heard of it, and rejoiced ; and the For be spake, and it was done ; he com daughters of Juda were glad, because of Inanded, and it stood fast. thy judgments, O Lord.

From Psalm 147. Laudate Dominum. For thou, Lord, art higher than all that

thing to sing praises unto our God; o ye that love the Lurd, see that ye yea, a joyful and pleasant thing it is to hate the thing which is evil: the Lord be thankful preserveth the souls of his saints; he The Lord doth build up Jerusalem, and shall deliver them from the hand of the gather together the outcasts ut Israel. ungodly.

He healeth those that are broken in There is sprung up a light for the heart, and giveth medicine to heal their righteous, and joyful gladness for such sickness. as are true-hearted.

He telleth the number of the stars, and Rejoice in the Lord, ye righteous, and calleth them all by their names. give thanks for a remembrance of his ho- Great is our Lord, and great is his liness.

power; yea, and his wisdom is infinite.

The Lord setteth up the meek, and SELECTION IX.

bringeth the ungodly down to the

ground. Psalm 8. Domine, Dominus noster. 0 sing unto the Lord with thanksgivO : , : ing; sing praises upon the harp unto our

lent is thy name in all the world ; thou that hast set thy glory above the Who covereth the heaven with clouds, heavens!

and prepareth rain for the earth , and Out of the mouth of very babes and maketh the grass to grow upon the sucklings hast thou ordained, strength, mountains, and the herb for the use of Decause of thine enemies, that thou meni mightest still the enemy and the avenger. Who giveth fodder unto the cattle, and

For I will consider thy heavens, even feedeth the young ravens that call upon the works of thy Ingers; the moon and the stars which thou hast ordained. The Lord's delight is in those who fear

What is man, that thou art mindful of him, and put their trust in his mercy, him ? and the son of man, that thou vis. Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem ; praise itest bim

thy God, o Sion. Thou madest him lower than angels, to For he hath made fast the bars of thy crow him with glory and worship. gates, and hath blessed thy children Thou makest him to have dominion of within thee. the works of thy hands and thou hast He maketh peace in thy borders, and put all things in subjection under his feet; filleth thee with the flour of wheat. All sheep and oxen : yea, and the bessts He sendeth forth his commandment of the field The fowls of the air, and the fishes of swiftly

upon earth, and his word runneth very the sea ; and whatsoever walketh through He giveth snow like wool, and scatter the paths of the seas.

eth the hoar-frost like ashes.



He casteth forth his ice like morsels : children, praise the name of the Lord; who is able to abide his frost ?

for his name only is excellent, and his He sendeth out his word, and melteth praise above heaven and earth. them: he bloweth with his wind, and the He shall exalt the horn of his people : waters flow

all his saints shall praise him ; even the He showeth his word unto Jacob, his children of Israel, even the people that statutes and ordinances unto Israel. serveth him He hath not dealt so with any nation;

From Psalm 149. Cantate Domino. neither have the heathen knowledge of his laws.

SING unto the Lord a new song ;

let the congregation of saints praise From Psalm 57. Miserere mei, Deus.

him. o

Let Israel rejoice in him that made heavens : and thy glory above all the him; and let the children of Sion be earth.

joyful in their King. My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is Let them praise his name in the dance ; fixed; I will sing and give praise. let them sing praises unto him with tabret Awake up, my glory; awake, lute and and harp harp : I myself will awake right early. For the Lord hath pleasure in his peoI will give thanks unto thee, O Lord, ple, and helpeth the meek-hearted. among the people, and I will sing unto

Psalm 150 Laudate Dominum. thee ainong the nations. For the greatness of thy mercy reach

PRAISE God in his holiness; eth unto the heavens, and thy truth unto praise him in the firrnament of his the clouds.

power. Set up thyself, O God, above the hea- Praise him in his noble acts; praise Vens; and thy glory above all the earth. him according to his excellent greatness.

Praise bim in the sound of the trum. SELECTION X

pet: praise him upon the lute and harp.

Praise him in the cymbals and dances ; Froin Psalm 96. Cantute Domino.

praise him upon the strings and pipe.

Praise him upon the well tuned cym. O

sing unto the Lord, all the whole bals ; praise him upon the loud cymbals. earth,

Let every thing that hath breath praise Sing unto the Lord, and praise his

the Lord. narne : be telling of his salvation from day to day.

4 Portions of Psalms, to be sung or said, Declare his honour unto the heathen, at Morning Prayer, on certain Feasts and his wonders unto all people

and Fasts, instead of the Venite Exul. For the Lord is great, and cannot wor. temus, then any of the foregoing Sethily be praised; he is more to be feared lections are to follow instead of the than all gods

Psalms, as in the Table. Psalm 148. Laudate Dominum.

CHRISTMAS DAY. O heaven ; praise him in the height

From Psalis 45, 89, 110. Praise him, all ye angels of his ; praise THY seat, o God, endureth for ever;

the sceptre of thy kingdom is a Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, right sceptre. all ye stars and light.

Thou hast loved righteousness, and Praise him, all ye heavens, and ye wa- hated iniquity; wherefore Gd, even thy ters that are above the heavens

God, bath anointed thee with the oil of Let them praise the name of the Lord; gladness above thy fellows. for he spake the word, and they were My song shall be alway of the loving made; he commanded, and they were kindness of the Lord: with my mouth created.

will I ever be showing thy truth, from He hath made them fast for ever and

one generation to another. ever; he hath gives them a law which For I have said, Mercy shall be set up shall not be broken

for ever thy truth shalt thou establish Praise the Lord upon earth, ye dragons, in the heavens and all deeps;

The Lord is our defence; the Holy One Fire and hail, snow and vapours, wind of Israel is nur King and storm, fulfilling his word;

Thou spakest some time in visions unto Mountains and all bills; fruitful trees thy saints, and saidst, I have laid help and all cedars;

upon one that is mighty, I have exalted Beasts and all cattle; worms and feath. one chosen out of the people ered fowls;

I will set his dominion in the sea, and Kings of the earth and all people ; prin- his right hand in the foods. ces and all Judges of the world;

And I will make him my first born, Young men and maidens, old men and higher than the kings of the earth.

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The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou Thy rebuke hath broken my heart; 1 on my right hand, until I make thine am full of leaviness: I looked for some enemies thy footstool

to have pity on me. but there was no The Lord shall send the rod of thy pow. man; neither found 1 any to comfort me. er out of Sion ; be thou ruler, even in They gave me kall to eat, and when I the midst among thine enemies

was thirsty, they gave me vinegar to In the day of thy power shall the people drink. offer thee free will offerings with an holy Sacrifice and meat-offering thou would. worship: the dew of thy birth is of the est not; but mine ears hast thou opened. womb of the morning

Bumt-offerings and sacrifice for sin The Lord sware, and will not repent, hast thou not required. Then said I, Thou art a priest for ever, after the wder Lo, I come, of Melchizedech.

In the volume of the book it is written of me, that I should fulfil thy will, O my

God: I am content to do it; yea, thy

law is within my heart
From Psalms 32, 34, 130
LESSED is he whose unrighteous.

ness is forgiven, and whose sin is

From Psalms 24, 47. Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord fmputeth no sin, and in whose spirit and be ye lift up ye everlasting there is no guile

doors, and the King of glory shall come Put me not to rebuke, O Lord, in thine in. anger: neither chasten me in thy heavy Who is the King of glory ? the Lord displeasure :

strong and mighty ; even the Lord For thine arrows stick fast in me, and mighty in battle thine hand presseth me sore

Lift up your heads, ye gates; and be My wickednesses are gone over my

ye lift up: ye everlasting doors, and the head, and are like a sore burden, too King of glory shall come in. heavy for me to bear.

Who is the King of glory ? even the I will confess my wickedness, and be Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory. sorry for my sin

O clap your hands together, all ye peo Haste thee to help me, O Lord God of ple ; shout unto God with the voice of my salvation

triumph Out of the deep lave I called unto thee, For the Lord most high is terrible: be O Lord; Lord, hear my voice

is a great King over all the earth Let thine ears be attentive to the voice God is gone up with a shout: the Lord of my supplications

with the sound of a trumpet If thou, Lord, shouldest be extreme to Sing praises to God, sing praises, sing mark what is done amiss, O Lord, who praises unto our King. sing praises shall stand ?

God reigneth over the heathen God But there is forgiveness with thee, that sitteth upon the throne of his holiness. thou ma yest be feared.

The princes of the people are gathered together, even the people of the God of

Abraham ; for the shields of the earth GOOD-FRIDAY

belong unto God : He is greatly exalted. From Psalms 22, 69, 40. God, my God, look upon me


? art so far from my health, and from the

From Psalms 2 68. words of my complaint

WILL declare the decree; the Lord But thou art holy, thou that inhabit hath said unto me, Thou art my Son, est the praises of Israel

this day have I begotten thee I am a worm, and no man; a reproach

Desire of me, and I shall give thee the of men and despised of the people

heathen for thine inheritance, and Use All they that see me laugh me to scom; utmost parts of the earth for thy possesthey shoot out the lip. They shake the sion. head, saying,

Be wise now, therefore, O ye kings; be He trusted in God, that he would de- instructed, ye judges of the earth. Tiver bim : let him deliver him, if he will Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice have him

with trembling The counsel of the wicked layeth siege Sing unto God, sing praises to his against me : they pierced my hands and name": extol him that "rideth upon the my feet

heavens by his name JAH, and rejoice They part my garments among them, before him and east lots upon my vesture

Thou, O God, sentest a gracious rain But be not thou far from me, O Lord. upon thine inheritance, and refreshedst O my sirength, haste thee to help me. I it when it was weary.

The Lord gave the word; great was Sing unto God, ye kingdoms of the the company of those that published it. earth: O sing praises unto the Lord;

Though ye have lain among the pots, To him that rideth upon he heaven yet shall ye be as the wings of a dove of heavens, which were of old : Lo, he covered with silver, and her feathers doth send out his voice, and that a with yellow gold.

mighty voice Thou hast ascended on high; thou hast Ascribe the strength unto God; his led captivity naptive : thou hast received excellency is over Israel, and his strength gifts for men yea, for the rebellious is in the clouds. also, that the Lord God might dwell O God, thou art terrible out of thy among them

holy places; the God of Israel is he that Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth giveth strength and power unto his peo. us with benefits; even the God of our ple: Blessed be God. alvation.

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