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and guide me. Pull me out of the net that they have laid privily for me: for thou art my strength. -Ps. xxxi. 1, &c.

O continue thy loving-kindness unto them that know thee; and thy righteousness to the upright in heart; let not the foot of pride come against me, and let not the hand of the wicked remove me.-Ps. xxxvi. 10.

In thee, O Lord, do I hope ; thou wilt hear, O Lord my

God. Forsake me not, O Lord; O my God, be not far from me. Make haste to help me, O Lord, my salvation.-Ps. xxxviii. 15.

Lord, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is ; that I may know how frail I am. Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth ; and mine age is as nothing before thee. Verily, every man, at his best state, is altogether vanity. Surely every man walketh in a vain show : surely they are disquieted in vain : he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them. And now, Lord, what wait I for? My hope is in thee ; deliver me from all my transgressions ; make me not the reproach of the foolish. I was dumb, I opened not my mouth, because thou didst it. Remove thy stroke away from me: I am consumed by the blow of thine hand. When thou

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with rebukes dost correct man for his iniquity, thou makest his beauty to consume away moth. Surely every man is vanity. Hear my prayer, O Lord, and give ear unto my cry: hold not thy peace at my tears; for I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner, as all my fathers O spare me, that I

may recover strength, before I go hence, and be no more.-Ps. xxxix. 4, &c.

As the hart panteth after the water-brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God ? O my God, my soul is cast down within me ; therefore will I remember thee from the land of Jordan. Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy water-spouts. All thy waves and thy billows are gone over me.

Yet the Lord will command his loving-kindness in the day time, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life. I will say unto God my rock, Why hast thou forgotten me ? Why go I mourning because of the oppression of the

enemy ?-Ps. xlii. 1, &c. Save me, O God, by thy name, and judge me by thy strength. Hear my prayer, O God ; give ear to the words of my mouth.—Ps. liv. 1.

Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.-Ps. lxi. 1.

Strengthen, O God, that which thou hast wrought in us.-Ps. lxviii. 28.

Make haste, O God, to deliver me ; make haste to help me, O Lord. I am poor and needy: make haste unto me, O God : thou art my help and my deliverer. O Lord, make no tarrying.-Ps. lxx. 1.

O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer; give ear, O God of Jacob; behold, O God our shield, and look upon the face of thine anointed. Ps. lxxxiv. 8.

Lord, thou hast been favourable unto thy land ; thou hast brought back the captivity of Jacob. Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people ; thou hast covered all their sin.

Thou hast taken away all thy wrath ; thou hast turned thyself from the fierceness of thine anger. Turn us, O God of our salvation, and cause thine anger toward us to cease.

Wilt thou be angry with us for ever? Wilt thou draw out thine anger to all generations ? Wilt thou not revive


us again, that thy people may rejoice in thee? Shew us thy mercy, O Lord, and grant us thy salvation.—Ps. lxxxv. 1.

O Lord God, to whom vengeance belongeth ; O God, to whom vengeance belongeth, show thyself. Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth; render a reward to the proud. Lord, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked triumph ? How long shall they utter and speak hard things, and all the workers of iniquity boast themselves? They break in pieces thy people, O Lord, and afflict thine heritage. They slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the fatherless.—Ps. xciv. 1, &c.

Give us help from trouble, for vain is the help of man.—Ps. cviii. 12.

Lord, I cry unto thee ; make haste unto me ? give ear unto my voice when I cry unto thee ; let my prayer be set forth before thee as incense, and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice. Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth ; keep the door of my lips. Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practise wicked works with men that work iniquity.—Ps. cxli.

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O Lord, be gracious unto us ; we have waited for thee. Be thou their arm every morning ;


our salvation also in the time of trouble.Isa. xxxiii. 2.

Verily thou art a God that hidest thyself ; O God of Israel, the Saviour.- Isa. xlv. 15.

Judgment is far from us ; neither doth justice overtake us. We wait for light, but behold obscurity ; for brightness, but we walk in dark


grope for the wall as the blind, and we grope as if we had no eyes : we stumble at noon day, as in the night; we are in desolate places, as dead men we roar all like bears, and mourn sore like doves : we look for judgment, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far off from us. -Isa. lix. 9.

Look down from heaven, and behold from the habitation of thy holiness and of thy glory. Where is thy zeal and thy strength, the sounding of thy bowels and of thy mercies towards me ? Are they restrained ? Doubtless thou art our Father, though Abraham be ignorant of us, and Israel acknowledge us not. Thou, O Lord, art our Father, our Redeemer; thy name is from everlasting. O Lord, why hast thou made us to err from thy ways, and hardened our heart from thy fear ? Return, for thy servants' sake, the tribes of thine inheritance. We are thine.- Isa. lxiii. 15.

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