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THE PSALTER,

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PSALMS OF DAVID

The first Day.

12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and MORNING PRAYER.

30 ye perish from the right way, if his

wrath be kindled, yea but a little : bless. Psalm 1. Beutus vir, qui non abüt.

ed are all they that put their trust in him. DLESSED is the man that hath not! Psalm 3 Dummie, quid multiplicate

D walked in the counsel of the ungod. ly, nor stood in the way of sinners, and ! !

LORD, how are they increased that hath not sat in the seat of the scomful:

U trouble me ? many are they that 2 But his delight is in the law of the

delight is in the law of the rise against me. Lord, and in his law will he exercise 2 Many one there be that way of my himself day and night.

soul, There is no help for him in his God. 3 And he shall be like a tree planted

3 But thou, O Lord, art my defender; by the water-side, that will bring forth

thou art my worship, and the lifler up of his fruit in due season :

my head, 4 His leaf also shall not wither; and

41 did call upon the Lord with my look, whatsoever be doeth, it shall pros.

voice, and he heard me out of his holy

hill. per. 5 As for the ungodly, it is not so with

5 I laid me down and slept, and rose them; but they are like the chaff, which

up again for the Lord sustained me. the wind scattereth away 'rom the face

6 I will not be afraid for ten thousands of the earth

of the people, that have set themselves 6 Therefore the ungodly shall not be

against me round about able to stand in the judgment; neither

17 Up, Lord, and help me, O my God; the sinners in the congregation of the

the for thou smítest all mine enemies upon righteous.

the cheek bone : thou hast broken the 7 But the Lord knoweth the way of teeth of the ungodly. the righteous; and the way of the un

Salvation belongeth unto the Lord; godly shall perish.

and thy blessing is upon thy people. Psalm 2. Quare from alerunt gentes

Psalm 4. Cum innocarem W HY do the heathen so furiously

TEAR me, when I call, O God of my rage together? and why do the

righteousness: thou hast set me at people imagine a vain thing?

liberty, when I was in trouble have 2 The kings of the earth stand up, and

mercy upon me, and hearken unto my the rulers take counsel together against P! the Lord, and against his Anointed :

2 ye sons of men, how long will yo 3 Let us break their bonds asunder. blaspheme mine honour, and have such and cast away their cords from us.

pleasure in vanity, and seek after false. 4 He that dwelleth in heaven shall ho laugh them to scorn: the Lord shall

3 Know this also, that the Lord hath have them in derision.

chosen to himself the man that is godly : 5 Then shall he speak unto them in his

when I call upon the Lord he will hear wrath, and vex thein in his sore displea

me. sure.

4 Stand in awe, and sin not; commune 6 Yet have I set my King upon my

with your own heart, and in your chamholy hill of Sion.

ber, and be still 7"I will preach the law, whereof the

5 Offer the sacrifice of righteousness, Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my

and put your trust in the Lord. Son, this day have I begotten thee.

6 there be many thal say, Who will 8 Desire of me, and I shall give thee

show us any good ? the heathen for thine inheritance, and the

7 Lord, lift thou up the light of thy utmost parts of the earth for thy posses

countenance upon us sion.

8 Thou hast put gladness in my heart, 9 Thou shalt bruise them with a rod of

since the time that their corn, and wine, iron, and break them in pieces like a

and oil increased potter's vessel

9 I will lay me down in peace, and take 10 Be wise now, therefore, O ye king;

my rest for it is thou Lord only that be learned, ye that are judges of the makest me dwell in safety. earth.

Psalm 5. I'erba mea anribus. 11 Serve the Lord in fear, and rejoice PONDER my words, O Lord, con unto him with reverence.

I sider my meditation.

20 hearken thou unto the voice of my Psalm 7. Domine, Deus meus. calling, my King, and my God : for unto O LORD, my God, in thee have I pu thee will I make my prayer.

my trust: save me from all then 3 My voice shalt thou hear betimes, O

that persecute me, and deliver me ; Lord; early in the morning will direct 2 Lest he devour my soul like a lion my prayer unto thee, and will look up and tear it in pieces, while there is non 4 for thou art the God that hast no

to help. pleasure in wickedness; neither shall

30 Lord my God, if I have done any 2ny evil dy with thee.

such thing; or if there be any wicked5 Such as he foolish, shall not stand in

ness in my hands; thy sight ; for thou hatest all them that

4 I have rewarded evil unto him that work vanity

dealt friendly with me; yea, I have de. 6 Thou shalt destroy them that speak

livered him that without any cause 13 les: The Lord will abhor both the

mine enemy : blood-thirsty and deceitful man

5 Then let mine enemy persecute my 7 But as for me, I will come into thine

soul, and take me ; yea, let bim tread house, even upon the multitude of thy

my life down upon the earth, and lay mercy, and in thy fear will worship

mine honour in the dust. toward thy holy temple.

6 Stand up, O Lord, in thy wrath, and 8 Lead me, O Lord, in thy righteous lift up thyself, because of the indignation ness, because of mine enemies ; make of mine enemies : arise up for me in the thy way plain before my face.

judgment that thou hast commanded: 9 For there is no faithfulness in his

7 And so shall the congregation of the mouth, their inward parts are very

people come about thee for their sakes wickedness.

therefore lift up thyself again 10 Their throat is an open sepulchre; The Lord shall judge the people : they Aatter with their tongue.

I give sentence with me, O Lord, accord11 Destroy thou them, o God; let

di leting to my righteousness, and according them perish through their own iniaginal to the innocency that is in me. tions : cast them out in the multitude of 9 0 let the wickedness of the ungodly their ungodliness ; for they have rebel- l come to an end; but guide thou the just. led against thee.

10 For the righteous God trieth the 12 And let all them that put their trust

very hearts and reins In thee rejoice : they shall ever be giving

11 My help cometh of God, who pre of thanks, because thou defendest them:

serveth them that are true of heart. they that love thy name shall be joyful

12 God is a righteous judge, strong, n thee :

and patient; and God is provoked every 13 For thou, Lord, wilt give thy blessing unto the righteous, and with thy fa

13 If a man will not turn, he will whet vourable kindness wilt thou defend him,

his sword; he hath bent his bow, and Rs with a shield

made it ready EVENING PRAYER

14 He hath prepared for him the in. Psalm 6 Dumine, ne in furore.

struments of death; be ordaineth his O LORD, rebuke me not in thine in

arrows against the persecutors. dignation, neither chasten me in

15 Behold, he travaileth with mischief; thy displeasure.

he hath conceived sorrow, and brought 2 Have mercy upon me, O Lord, for I

forth ungodliness am weak: O Lord, heal me, for my

16 He hath graven and digged up a bones are vexed.

pit, and is fallen himself into the de. 3 My soul also is sore troubled. but,

Struction that he made for other. Lord, how long wilt thou punish me?

17 For his travail shall come upon his 4 Turn thee, O Lord, and deliver my

own head, and his wickedness shall fal Boul; O save me, for thy mercies' sake:

on his own pate 5 For in death no man remembereth 18 I will give thanks unto the Lord, thee : and who will give thee thanks in

according to his righteousness; and I the pit?

will praise the name of the Lord most 6 I am weary of my groaning every high night wash I my bed, and water my

Psalm 8. Domine, Dominus noster. couch with my tears.

7 My beauty is gone for very trouble. O LORD, our Governor, how excel. and worn away because of all mine ene! V lent is thy name in all the world; mies.

thou that hast set thy glory above tha 8 Away from me, all ye that work heavens ! vanity for the Lord hath heard the ? Out of the mouth of very babes and voice of my weeping.

sucklings hast thou ordained strength, 9 The Lord hath heard my petition ; because of thine enemies, that thou the Lord will receive my prayer.

mightest still the enemy and the avenger. 10 All mine enemies shall be confound. 3 For I will consider thy heavens, even ed, and sore vered; they shall be turned the works of thy fingers the moon Lack, and put to shame suddenly. I the stars which thou hast ordained.

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4 What is man, that thou art mindfuli 17 The wicked shall be turned into of him and the son of man, that thou hell, and all the people that forget God. visitest him ?

1 For the poor shall not alway be for. 5 Thou madest him lower than the an gotten; the patient abiding of the meek gels, to crown him with glory and wor. shall not perish for ever ship.

19 Up, Lord, and let not man have th 6'Thou makest him to have dominion upper hand; let the heathen be judged of the works of thy hands and thou hast in thy sight put all things in subjection under his 20 Put them in fear, 0 ord, that the feet;

heathen may know themsel is to be but 7 All sheep and ozen; yea, and the men. beasts of the field;

Psalm 10. Ut quid, Domine 8 The fowls of the air, and the fishes

W HY standest thou so far off, O of the sea ; and whatsoever walketh V Lord, and hidest thy face in the through the paths of the seas.

needful time of trouble? 9 O Lord, our Governor, how excellent

2 The ungodly, for his own lust, doth is thy name in all the world!

persecute the poor: let them be taken in

the crafty wiliness that they have ima. The second Day.

gined MORNING PRAYER.

3 For the ungodly hath made boast of

his own heart's desire, and speaketh Psalm 9. Confitebor tibi.

good of the covetous, wbom God abhor. I WILL give thanks unto thee, O Lord, reth. I with my whole heart; I will speak of 4 The ungodly is so proud, that be all thy marvellous works.

careth not for God, neither is God in all 2 I will be glad and rejoice in thee; his thoughts. yen, my songs will make of thy name, 5 His ways are alway grievots; thy thou Most Highest.

judgments are far above out of his sight. 3 While mine enemies are driven back, and therefore defieth he all his enemies. they shall fall and perish at thy presence: 6 For he hath said in his heart, Tush,

4 For thou has maintained my right! I shall never be cast down, there shall and my cause; thou art set in the throne no harm bappen unto me that indgest right

7 His mouth is full of cursing, deceit, 5 Thou hast rebuked the heathen, and and fraud : under his tongue is ungod destroyed the ungodly; thou hast put liness and vanity out their name for ever and ever.

8 He sitteth lurking in the thievish 60 thou enemy, destructions are come corners of the streets and privily in his to a perpetual end, even as the cities lurking dens doth he murder the innowhich thou hast destroyed, their memo. cent: his eyes are set against the poor. rial is perished with them

9 For he lieth waiting secretly: even 7 But the Lord shall endure for ever; as a lion lurketh he in his den, that he he hath also prepared his seat for judg. may ravish the poor ment.

10 He doth ravish the poor, when he 8 For he shall judge the world in right getteth him into his net eousness, and minister true judgment 11 He falleth down and humbleth him. unto the people.

self, that the congregation of the poor 9 The Lord also will be a defence for may fall into the hands of his captains. the oppressed, even a refuge in due time 12 He hath said in his heart, Tush, God of trouble

bath forgotten; he hideth away his face, 10 And they that know thy name will and he will never see it put their trust in tbee: for thou, Lord, 13 Arise, O Lord God, and lift up hast never failed them that seek thee. thine hand; forget not the poor

11 O praise the Lord which dwelleth in 14 Wherefore should the wicked blas. Sion; show the people of his doings: phene God, while he doth say in his

12 For when he maketh inquisition for heart, Tush, thou God carest not for it? blood, he remembereth them, and for 15 Surely thou hast seen it ; for thou Retteth not the complaint of the poor. beholdest ungodliness and wrong.

13 Have mercy upon me, O Lord; 16 That thou mayest take the matter consider the trouble which I suffer of into thy hand the poor committeth them that hate me, thou that liflest me himself unto thee; for thou art the help up from the gates of death;

er of the friendless. 14 That I may show all thy praises 17 Break thou the power of the un within the ports of the daughter of Sion godly and malicious ; take away his un. I will reionce in thy salvation

godliness, and thou shalt find none. 15 The heathen are sunk down in the " The Lord is King for ever and ever, pit that they made in the same net and the heathen are perished out of the which they bid privily is their foot taken. land.

16 The Lord is known to execute 19 Lord, thou hast heard the desire of Judgment; the ungodly is trapped in the poor ; thon preparest their heart the work of his own hands.

I and thine car bearkeneth thereto.

20 To help the fatherless and poor un. 13 Consider, and hear me, O Lord my to their right, that the man of the earth God: lighten mine eyes, that I sleep not be no more exalted against them.

in death; Psalm 11 In Domino Confido.

4 Lest mine enemy say, I have pre

vailed against him for if I be cast IN the Lord put I my trust; how say

down, they that trouble me will rejoice I ye then to my soul, that she should

at it. fice as a bird unto the hill ?

5 But my trust is in thy mercy, and 2 For lo, the ungodly bend their bow,

my heart is joyful in thy salvation. and make ready their arrows within the

6 I will sing of the Lord, because he quiver, that they may privily shoot at

hath dealt so lovingly with meyea, hem which are true of heart

will praise the name of the Lord most 3 For the foundations will be cast

Highest down; and what hath the righteous done?

Psalm 14. Disrit insipiens 4 The Lord is in his holy temple; the

THE fool hath said in his beart, Lord's seat is in heaven.

1 There is no God. 5 His eyes consider the poor, and his 2 They are corrupt, and become abom. ese-lids try the children of men.

inable in their doings; there is none that 6 The Lord alloweth the righteous;

doeth good, no not one. but the ungodly, and him that delighteth

3 The Lord looked down from heaven in wickedness, doth his soul abhor upon the children of men, to see if there

7 Upon the ungodly he shall rain were any that would understand, and Snares, fire and brimstone, storm and

seek after God : Cempest: this shall be their portion to

4 But they are all gone out of the way, drink

they are altogether become abominable; 8 For the righteous Lord loveth right.

there is none that doeth good, no not one. eousness: his countenance will behold

5 Their throat is an open sepulchre ; the thing that is just

with their tongues have they deceived.

the poison of asps is under their lips. EVENING PRAYER.

6 'Their mouth is full of cursing and Psalm 12. Salpum me fac. bitterness: their feet are swift to shed DELP me, Lord, for there is not one blood. 1 godly man left; for the faithful 7 Destruction and unhappiness is in re minished from among the children of their ways, and the way of peace have oen

they not known; there is no fear of God 2 They talk of vanity every one with before their eyes. his neighbour; they do but flatter with Have they no knowledge, that they their lips, and dissemble in their double are all such workers of mischief, eating beart."

up my people as it were bread, and call 3 The Lord shall root out all deceitful not upon the Lord ? lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud 9 There were they brought in great things :

fear, even where no fear was: for God is 4 Which have said, With our tongue in the generation of the righteous will we prevail; we are they that ought 10 As for you, ye have made a mock to speak : who is Lord over us?

at the counsel of the poor: because he 5 Now, for the comfortless troubles putteth bis trust in the Lord. sake of the needy, and because of the '11 Who shall give salvation unto Is.ael deep sighing of the poor.

out of Sion ? When the Lord turneth 6 1 will up, saith the Lord, and will the captivity of his people, then shall help every one from him that swelleth Jacob rejoice, and Israel shall be glad. against him, and will set him al rest 7 The words of the Lord are pure

T'he third Day words, even as the silver which from the

MORNING PRAYER earth is tried, and purified seven times

Psalm 15. Domine, quis habitabit in the fire 8 Thou shalt keep them, O Lord, thou

TORD, who shall dwell in thy taber. shalt preserve him from this generation

I nacle or who shall rest upon thy for ever

holy bill? 9 The ungodly walk on every side :

2 'Even he that leadeth an uncorrupt when they are exalted, the children of life, and doeth the thing which is right, men are put to rebuke.

and speaketh the truth from his heart :

3 He that hath used no deceit in his Psalm 13 Usque quo, Domine ,

tongue, nor dope evil to his neighbour, How long wilt thou forget me, o and hath not slandereu his neighbour : 11 Lord; for ever? how long wilt 4 He that setteth not by himself, but thou hide thy face from me?

is lowly in his own eyes, and maketh 2 How long shall I seek counsel in my | much of them that fear the Lord : HOUT, and be so vexed in my heart ? HOW 5 He that sweareth unto his neighbout, long shall mine enemies triumph over and disappointeth him not, thougla me?

were to his own hindrance:

6 He that hath not given his money upomine enemies compass me round about

nor taken reward against the to take away my soul. innocent

10 They are inclosed in their own fat, 7 Whoso doeth these things shall never and their mouth speaketh proud things. fall

11 They lie waiting in our way on eve. Psalm 16. Conserva me, Domine.

| ry side, tuming their eyes down to the

ground D RESERVE me, O God; tor in thee

12 Like as a lion that is greedy of his have I put my trust.

prey, and as it were a lion's whelp lurk2 0 my soul, thou bast said unto the

ing in secret places. Lord, Thou art my God; my goods are 13 Up, Lord, disappoint him, and cast nothing unto thee.

him down deliver my soul from the 3 All my delight is upon the saints that

ungodly, which is a sword of thine : are in the earth, and upon such as excel

14 From the men of thy hand, O Lord, in virtue.

from the men I say, and from the evil 4 But they that run after another god

world; which have their portion in this shall liave great trouble

life, whose bellies thou fillest with thy 5 Their drink-offerings of blood will I

hid treasure. not offer, neither make mention of their

15 They have children at their desire, names within my lips.

and leave the rest of their substance for 6 The Lord himself is the portion of their babes. mine inheritance, and of my cup; tbou

16 But as for me, i will behold thy shalt maintain my lot.

presence in righteousness; and when I 7 The lot is fallen unto me in a fair

awake up after thy likeness, I shall be ground; yea, I have a goodly heritage. satisfied with it.

8 I will thank the Lord for giving me Warning: my reins also chasten me in

EVENING PRAYER. the night season.

Psalm 18. Diligam te, Domine. 9 I have set God always before me ; for I WILL love thee, O Lord, my he is on my right hand, therefore I shall strength. The Lord is my stony not fall.

rock, and my defence, my Saviour, my 10 Wherefore my heart was glad, and

God, and my mighi, in whom I will my glory rejoiced ; my flesh also shall

trust; my buckler, the horn also of my rest in hope

salvation, and my refuge. 11 For why ? thou shall not leave my 2 I will call upon the Lord, which is soul in hell; neither shalt thou suffer

worthy to be praised; so shall I be safe thy Holy One to see corruption.

from mine eneinies. 12 Thou shalt show me the path of 3 The sorrows of death compassed me, life : in thy presence is the fulness of joy, and the overflowings of ungodliness and at thy right hand there is pleasure

made me afraid. for evermore

4 The pains of hell came about me: Psalm 17. Ezaud Domine. the snares of death overtonk me D EAR the right, O Lord, consider 5 In my trouble I will call upon the

I my complaint, and hearken unto Lord, and complain unto my God; my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned | 6 So shall he bear my voice out of his

holy temple, and my complaint shal' 2 Let my sentence come forth from come before him ; it shall enter even into thy presence, and let thine eyes look his ears. upon the thing that is equal

7 The earth trembled and quaked, the 3 Thou hast proved and visited mine very foundations also of the hills shook, heart in the night senson; thou hast and were removed, because he was wroth. tried me, and shalt find nu wickedness in A There went a smoke out in his preme : for I am utterly purposed that my sence, and a consuming fire out of his mouth shall not offend

mouth, so that coals were kindled at it. 4 Because of men's works that are 9 He bowed the heavens also, and done against the words of thy lips, 1 came down, and it was dark under his have kept me from the ways of the de feet. stroyer.

10 He rode upon the Cherubim, and 5 o hold thou up my goings in thy did Ay; he came flying upon the wing paths, that my footsteps slip not

of the wind 61 have called upon thee, God, for 11 He made darkness a secret place, thou shalt hear me: incline thine ear to his pavilion round about him with dark me, and bearken unto my words

water, and thick clouds to rover him. 7 Show thy marvellous loving kindness, 12 At the brightness of his presence his thou that art the Saviour of them which clouds removed : hail-stones and coals of put their trust in thee, from such as re fire sist thy right hand.

13 The Lord also thundered out of 8 keep me as the apple of an eye; hide heaven, and the Highest gave his thun. se under the shadow of thy wings, der; hail-stones and coals of fire.

From the ungodly, that trouble me; 14 He sent out his arrows, and scat

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