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4 Mine eyes prevent the night watches; 6 I have longed for thy saving health, that I might be occupied in thy words. O Lord; and in thy law is my delight.

5 Hear my voice, O Lord, according 7 O let my soul live, and it shall praise unto thy loving kindness; quicken me thee; and thy judgments shall help me. according as thou art wont.

A I have gone astray like a sheep that 6 They draw nigh that of malice perse is lost; O seek thy servant, for I do not cute me, and are far from thy law. forget thy commandments.

7 Be thou nigh at hand, O Lord; for all thy commandments are true.

The twenty-seventh Day. 8 As concerning thy testimonies, I

MORNING PRAYER. have known long since, that thou hast grounded them for ever.

Psalm 120. Ad Dominum. ride humilitatem.

W HEN I was in trouble, I called

upon the Lord, and he heard me. CONSIDER mine adversity, and

2 Deliver my soul, O Lord, from lying deliver me, for I do not forget thy

lips, and from a deceitful tongue law

3 What reward shall be given or done 2 Avenge thou my cause, and deliver

unto thee, thou false tongue ? even me ; quicken me according to thy word.

mighty and sharp arrows, with hot burn3 Health is far from the ungodly; for

ing coals. they regard not thy statutes.

4'Woe is me, that I am constrained to 4 Great is thy mercy, O Lord ; quick.

dweli with Mesech, and to have my bab. en me as thou art wont.

itation among the tents of Kedur. 5 Many there are that trouble me, and

5 My soul hath long dwelt among them persecute me ; yet do I not swerve from that are enemies unto peace. thy testimonies.

6. I labour for peace; but when I speak 6 It grieveth me when I see the trans unto them thereof, they make them ready gressors; because they keep not thy to battle.

7 Consider, O Lord, how I love thy Psalm 121. Lerapi oculos meos. commandments; quieken me accord WILL lift up mine eyes into the ing to thy loving kindness.

hills, from whence cometh my help. 8 Thy word is true from everlasting; 2 My help cometh even from the Lord, all the judgments of thy righteousness

who hath made heaven and earth. endure for evermore.

3 He will not suffe. thy foot to be Principes persecuti sunt.

moved ; and he that keepeth thee will DRINCES have persecuted me with.

not sleep. 1 out a cause; but my heart standeth

4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall in awe of thy word.

neither slumber nor sleep. 2 1 am as glad of thy word, as one

5 The Lord himself is thy keeper: the that findeth great spoils.

Lord is thy defence upon thy ngbt hand; 3 As for lies, I hate and abbor them;

6 So that the sun shall not burn thee but thy law do I love.

by day, neither the inoon by night. 4 Seven times a day do I praise thee;

7 The Lord shall preserve thee from all because of thy righteous judgments.

evil ; yea. it is even he that shall keep 5 Great is the peace that they have who

thy soul. love the law; and they are not offended

8 The Lord shall preserve thy guing at it.

out and thy coming in, from this time 6 Lord, I have looked for thy saving

forth for evermore health, and done after thy command

Psalm 122. Lætatus sum. inents. 7 My soul hath kept thy testimonies,

T WAS glad when they said unto me, and loved them exceedingly.

We will go into the bouse of the 8 I have kept thy cominandments and

Lord. testimonies; for all my ways are before

2 Our feet shall stand in thy gales, thee.


3 Jerusalem is built as a city that is at Appropinquet deprecatio.

unity in itself TET my complaint come before thee, 4 For thither the tribes go up, even

O Lord; give me understanding the tribes of the Lord, to testify unte according to thy word

Israel, to give thanks unto the name of 2 Let my supplication come before the Lord. thee; deliver recording to thy word. 5 For there is the seat of fudgment,

3 My lips shall speak of thy praise, even the seat of the house of David when thou hast taught me thy statutes. 6 O pray for the peace of Jerusalem;

4 Yea. my tongue shall sing of thy they shall prosper that love thee word: for all thy commandments are 7 Peace be within thy walls, and plen righteous

teousness within thy places 5 Let thine hand help me: for I have 8 For my brethren and companions' chosen thy commandments.

sakes, I will wish the prosperity.

9 Yea, because of the house of the Lord 5 Turn our captivity, O Lord, as the our God, I will seek to do thee good. rivers in the south. Psalm 123. Ad te lerari oculos meos.

6 They that sow in tears, shall reap ia

joy. INTO thee lift I up mine eyes, 0121

7 He that now goeth on his way weep. U thou that dwellest in the heavens.

ing, and bearethforth good seed, sha!!

inc 2 Behold, even as the eyes of servants

doubtless come again with joy and bring look unto the hand of their masters, and

his sheaves with him.

his as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress, even so our eyes wait upon Psalm 127. Nisi Dominus. the Lord our God, until he have mercy

DXCEPT the Lord build the house, upon us

1 their labour is but lost that build it. 3 Have mercy upon us, O Lord, have

2 Except the Lord keep the city, the mercy upon us; for we are utterly de

watchmen waketh but in vain. spised. 4 Our soul is filled with the scornful

3 It is but lost labour that ye baste to reproof of the wealthy, and with the de

rise up early, and so late take rest, and

eat the bread of carefulness; for so he pitefulness of the proud.

giveth his beloved sleep. Psalm 124. Nisi quia Dominus. 4 Lo, children and the fruit of the TF the Lord himself had not been on womb, are an heritage and gift that com. I our side, now may Israel say; if the eth of the Lord. Lord himself had not been on our side. 5 Like as the arrows in the hand of the when men rose up against us;

giant, even so are the young children. 2 They had swallowed us up quick; 6 Happy is the man that hath his quiv. when they were so wrathfully displeased er full of them; they shall not be ashaat us ;

med when they speak with their enemies 3 Yea, the waters had drowned us, and in the gate. the stream had gone over our soul. 4. The deep waters of the proud had

Psalm 128. Beati omnes. gone even over our soul

D LESSED are all they that fear the 5 Bul praised be the Lord, who hath | D Lord, and walk in his ways. not given us over for a prey unto their 2 For thou shalt eat the labour of thine teeth

hands. O well is thee, and happy shalt 6 Our soul is escaped even as a bird thou be. out of the snare of the fowler; the snare 3 Thy wife shall be as the fruitful vine is broken, and we are delivered

upon the walls of thine house. 7 Our help standeth in the name of the 4 Thy children like the olive branches, Lord, who hath made heaven and earth. round about thy table Psalm 125. Oui confidunt.

5 Lo, thus shall the man be blessed THEY that put their trust in the Lord

that feareth the Lord. I shall be even as the mount Sion,

6 The Lord from out of Sion shall so which may not be removed, but stand

bless thee, that thou shalt see Jerusalem eth fast for ever.

in prosperity all thy life long; 2 The hills stand about Jerusalem :

7 Yea, that thou shalt see thy children's even so standeth the Lord round about

children, and peace upon Israel his people, from this time forth for ever. Psalm 129. Sæpe expugnauerunt. more 3 For the rod of the ungodly cometh

M ANY & time have they fought

against me from my youth up, not unto the lot of the righteous; lest

may Israel now say; the righteous put their hand unto wick

2 Yes, many a time have they vexed edness. 4 Do well. O Lord, unto those that are

me from my youth up; but they have

not prevailed against me. good and true of heart.

| 3 The plowers plowed upon my back, 5 As for such as turn back unto their

and made long furrows; own wickedness, the Lord shall lead them forth with the evil doers; but peace

4 But the righteous Lord hath hewn

the shares of the ungodly in pieces shall be upon Israel.

5 Let them be confounded and turned EVENING PRAYER.

backward, as many as have evil will at Psalm 126. In convertendo. Sion. THEN the Lord turned again the 6 Let them be even as the grass grow.

captivity of Sion, then were we ing upon the bouse-tops, which witherhke unto them that dream

eth afore it be plucked up; 2 Then was our mouth filled with 7 Whereof the mower filleth not his laughter, and our tongue with joy. hand, neither he that bindeth up the

3 Then said they among the heathen, sheaves his bosom. The Lord hath done great things for So that they who go by gay not so them.

much as, The Lord prosper you, we 4 Yea, the Lord hath done great things wish you good luck in the name of the for us already ; whereof we rejoice, Lord,

Psalm 130. De profundis

14 For the Lord hath chosen Sion te UT of the deep have I called unto be an habitation for himself: he hath thee. (LordLord, hear my voice.

longed for her. 2 ( let thine cars consider well the

15 This shall be my rest for ever: here

will ldwell, for I have a delight therein. voice of my complaint. 3 u, thou, Lord, wilt be extreme to

16 I will bless her victuals with inmark what is done amiss, O Lord, who

crease, and will satisfy her poor with may abide it?

bread. 4 For there is mercy with thee; there

17 I will deck her priests with health, fore shalt thou be feared.

and her saints shall rejoice and sing. 5 I look for the Lord: my soul doth

19 There shali I make the hom of Da. wait for himn in his word is my trust.

vid to flourish I have ordained a lan. 6 My soul fleeth unto the Lord before

tern for mine Anointed the morning-watch. I say, before the

19 As for his enemies, I shall clothe morning-watch.

them with shame; but upon himself 7 O Israel, trust in the Lord; for with

shall his crown Aourish the Lord there is mercy, and with him Psalm 133. Ecce, quam honum. is plenteous redemption.

I DEHOLD, how good and joyful a 8 And he shall redeem Israel from all

D thing it is, brethren, to dwell tohis sins.

gether in unity Psalm 131. Domine, non est.

2 It is like the precious ointment upon TORD, I am not high-minded; Il the head, that ran down unto the beard, I have no proud looks

even unto Aaron's beard, and went down 2 I do not exercise myself in great to the skirts of his clothing matters which are too high for me ;

3 Like as the dew of Herinon, which 3 But I refrain my soul, and keep it fell upon the hill of Sion. low, like as a child that is weaned from 4 For there the Lord promised his his mother : yea, my soul is even as a blessing, and life for evermore weaned child.

Psalm 134 Ecce nunc. 4 O Israel, trust in the Lord, from this time forth for evermore.

DEHOLD now, praise the Lord, all ye

D servants of the Lord.
The twenty-eighth Day.

2 Ye that by night stand in the house MORNING PRAYER

of the Lord. even in the courts of the Psalm 132 Memento, Domine,

house of our God TORD, remember David, and all his

13 Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, 1 trouble.

1 and praise the Lord 2 How he sware unto the Lord, and

14 The Lord, that made heaven and

. vowed a vow unto the Almighty God of

earth, give the blessing out of Sion. Jacob;

Psalm 135. Laudate Nomen. 3 I will not come within the taberna PRAISE the Lord, laud ye the cle of mine house, nos climb up into my name of the Lord; praise it, Oye bed;

servants of the Lord. 4 I will not suffer mine eyes to sleep, 2 Ye that stand in the house of the nor mine eyelids to slumber: neither the Lord, in the courts of the house of our temples of my head to take any rest; God.

5 Until I find out a place for the tem. 3 O praise the Lord; for the Lord is ple of the Lord ; an habitation for the gracious : (sing praises uz to his name; mighty God of Jacob

for it is lovely, 6 Lo. We heard of the same at Ephrata, 4 For why the Lord hath chosen Ja. and found it in the wood.

cob unto himsell, and Israel for his own 7 We will go into his tabernacle, and possession. fall low on our knees befo e his footstool. 5 For I know that the Lord is great,

8 Arise, O Lord, into thy resting and that our Lord is above all gods place; thou, and the ark of thy strength., 6 Whatsoever the Lord pleased, that

9 Let thy priests be clothed with right. did he in heaven, and in earth; in the eousness; and let thy saints sing with sra, and in all deep places. joyfulness.

7 He bringeth forth the clouds from 10 For thy servant David's sake, turn the ends of the world, and sendeth forth cot away the presence of thine Anointed lightnings with the rain, bringing the

II 'The Lord hath made a faithful oath winds out of his treasures. anto David, and he shall not shrink 8 He smote the first-born of Egypt, from it:

both of man and beast. 12 Of the fruit of thy body shall I set 9 He hath sent tokens and wonders upon thy seat

into the midst of thee. O thou land of 13 If thy children will keep my cove. Egypt; upon Pharaoh, and all his ser. nant, and my testimonies that I shall

vants. Searn them; their children also shall sit 10 He smole divers nations, and slow upon thy seat for evermore.

I mighty kingsi

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1 and 18 Yea, and slew mighty kings; for

Jall and all the king his mercy endureth for ever; 150 Canaan:

19 Sehon. king of the Amorites; for ve their land to be an heri- his mercy endureth for ever: 12 And gave their land to be an tage, even an heritage unto Israel bis

i 20 And Og, the king of Basan; for his

mercy endureth for ever;

21 And
Thy name. O Lord, endureth for

O Lord, endureth for 21 And gave away their land for an ever: So doth thy memorial, O Lord,

heritage ; for his mercy endureth for from one generation to another. 14 For the Lord will avenge his peo.

22 Even for an heritage unto Israel, ple, and be gracious unto his servants.

his servant; for his merey endureth for 15 As for the images of the heathen,

23 Who remembered us when we were they are but silver and gold; the work of men's hands.

in trouble ; for his merey endureth for 16 They have mouths, and speak not ; eyes have they, but they see not.

24 And hath delivered us from our en17 They have cars, and yet they hear

emies; for his mercy endureth for ever. not ; neither is there any breath in their

25 Who giveth food to all flesh; for mouths.

his merey endureth for ever 18 "They that make the

26 () give thanks unto the God of her. them; and so are all they that put their

ven; for his mercy endureth for ever. trust in them.

27 O give thanks unto the Lord of he Lord, ve house of Israel; lords ; for his merey endureth for ever. praise the Lord, ye house of Aaron

Psalm 137. Super Aumina 20 Praise the Lord, ye house of Levi;

PY the waters of Babylon we sat down ye that fear the Lord, praise the Lord

D and wept, when we remembered 21 Praised be the Lord out of Sion,

thee, O Sion
who dwelleth at Jerusalem.

12 As for our harps, we hanged them up
Psalm 136. Confitemini Domino. upon the trees that are there

3 For they that led us away captive,
O GIVE thanks unto the Lord : for

required of us then a song, and melody in he is gracious, and his mercy en.

our heaviness: Sing us one of the songs dureth for ever.

of Sion.
2 give thanks unto the God of all

14 How shall we sing the Lord's song in
gods for his merry endureth for ever.
3 thank the Lord of all lords: for a strange land ?

5 If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let
his mercy endureth for ever.

my right hand forget her cunning. 4 Who only doeth great wonders; for

6 If I do not remember thee, let my his merey endureth for ever

tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; 5 Who by his excellent wisdom made

yea, if I prefer not Jerusalem in my the heavens ; for his mercy endureth for


7 Remember the children of Edom. O 6 Who laid out the earth above the

Lord, in the day of Jerusalem ; hon waters; for his merey endureth for ever.

they said, Dowo with it, down with it, 7 Who hath inade great lights; for his

even to the ground. mercy endureth for ever;

8 daughter of Babylon, wasted with 8 The sun to rule the day; for his

misery yea, happy sball he be that re mercy endureth for ever;

wardeth thee as thou hast served tis. 9 The moon and the stars to govern the

9 Blessed shall he be that taketh thy
night ; for his merey endureth for ever

children, and throweth them against the
10 Who mate Egypt with their first-

endureth for ever;
Israel from among

Psalm 138. Confitebor tibi. dureth for ever

WILL give thanks unto thee, O Lord, nd and stretched with my whole heart; even before cy endureth for the gods will I sing praise unto thee.

will worship toward thy holy tem. Red Sea in

praise thy name because of thy endureth for

dness and truth; for thou hast to go thr

thy Eat and thy word above merey en

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6 For though the Lord be high, yet 20 For they speak unrighteously against hath he respect tinto the lowly as for thee; and thine enemies take thy name the proud, he beholdeth them afar off in vain

7 Though I walk in the midst of trou- 21 Do not I hate them, O Lord, that ble, yet shalt thou refresh me, thou hate thee? and am not I grieved with ehalt stretch forth thy hand upon the fu. those that rise up against thee? riousness of mine enemies, and thy right 22 Yea, I hate them right sore; even band shall save me.

as though they were mine enemies. 8 The Lord shall make good his loving 23 Try me, O God, and seek the kindness toward me; yea, thy mercy, 0 | ground of my heart; prove me, and es. Lord, endureth for ever; despise not amine my thoughts. then the works of thine own hands.

24 Look well if there be any way of

wickedness in me; and lead me in the The troenty-ninth Day.

way everlasting. MORNING PRAYER

Psalm 140. Eripe me, Domine. Psalm 139. Domine, probasti. O LORD, thou hast searched me out,

DELIVER me, O Lord, from the and known me; thou knowest my

evil man; and preserve me from down-sitting, and mine up-rising ; thou

the wicked man; understandest my thoughts long before.

2 Who imagine mischief in their hearts, 2 Thou art about my path, and about

and stir up strife all the day long. my bed ; and spiest out all my ways.

| 3 They have sharpened their tongues 3 For lo, there is not a word in my

like a serpent; adder's poison is under tongue, but thou, O Lord, knowest it

their lips

4 Keep me, O Lord, from the hands of altogether. 4 Thou hast fashioned me behind and

the ungodly; preserve me from the

wicked men, who are purposed to over before, and laid thine hand upon me. 5 Such knowledge is too wonderful and

throw my goings.

5 The proud have laid a snare for me, excellent for me : I cannot attain unto it. 6 Whither shall I go then from thy

and spread a net abroad with cords ; Spirit, or whither shall I go then from

yea, and set traps in my way. thy presence ?

6 I said unto the Lord, Thou art my 7 If I climb up into heaven, thou art

God: hear the voice of my prayers, O

Lord. there ; if I go down to hell, thou art

7 O Lord God, thou strength of my there also. 8 If I take the wings of the morning,

health ; thou hast covered my head in

the day of battle. and remain in the uttermost parts of the

8 Lei not the ungodly have his desire, sea; 9 Even there also shall thy hand lead

O Lord; let not his mischievous imagime, and thy right hand shall hold me.

nation prosper, lest they be too proud 10 If I say, Peradventure the darkness

9 Let the mischief of their own lips fall shall cover me; then shall my night be

upon the head of them that compass me turned to day.

about. 11 Yea, the darkness is no darkness

10 Let hot burning coals fall upon with thee, but the night is as clear as the

them; let them be cast into the fire, day; the darkness and light to thee are

and into the pit, that they never rise up

again. both alike. 12 For my reins are thine ; thou hast

II A man full of words shall not pros. covered me in my mother's womb,

per upon the earth: evil shall hunt the 13 I will give thanks unto thee, for I

wicked person, to overthrow him. om fearfully and wonderfully made :

12 Sure I am that the Lord will avenge marvellous are thy works, and that my

the poor, and maintain the cause of the

helpless. soul knoweth right well. 14 My bones are not hid from thee,

13 The righteous also shall give thanks though I be made secretly, and fashioned

unto thy name ; and the just shall con. beneath in the earth.

tinue in thy sight. 15 Thine eyes did see my substance, Psalm 141. Domine, clamart. yet being imperfect; and in thy book TORD, I cali upon thee; haste thee were all my members written;

L unto me, and consider my voice, 16 Which day by day were fashioned, when I cry unto thee. when as yet there was none of them

2 Let my prayer be set forth in thy 17 How dear are thy counsels unto me, sight as the incense ; and let the listing O God; ( how great is the sum of up of my hands be an evening sacrifice, them!

3 Set a watch. O Lord, before my 18 If I tell them, they are more in mouth, and keep the door of my lips. number than the sand; when I wake up, 14 0 let not mine heart be inclined to I am present with thee.

any evil thing i let me not be occupied 19 Wilt thou not slay the wicked, 0 in ungodly works with the men that And ? Depart from me, ye blood-thirsty work wickedness, lest I eat of such

I things as please them.

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