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forth in the paths of righteousness, for His Name's sake.

4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil : for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff com

fort me.

5 Thou shalt prepare a table before me against them that trouble me: Thou hast anointed my head with oil, and my cup shall be full.

6 But Thy loving-kindness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

Glory be, &c.

XXV. 1 UNTO Thee, O LORD, will I lift up my soul; my God, I have put my trust in Thee : 0 let me not be confounded, neither let mine enemies triumph over me.

2 For all they that hope in Thee shall not be ashamed: but such as transgress without a cause shall be put to confusion.

3 Shew me Thy ways, O LORD: and teach me Thy paths.

4 Lead me forth in Thy truth, and learn me: for Thou art the God of my salvation ; in Thee hath been my hope all the day long.

5 Call to remembrance, O LORD, Thy tender mercies : and Thy loving-kindnesses, which have been ever of old. 6 O remember not the sins and offences of

my youth: but according to Thy mercy think Thou upon me, O LORD, for Thy goodness.

7 Gracious and righteous is the LORD: therefore will He teach sinners in the

way.

His way.

8 Them that are meek shall He guide in judgment: and such as are gentle, them shall He learn

9 Al the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth: unto such as keep His covenant, and His testimonies.

10 For Thy Name's sake, O LORD: be merciful unto my sin, for it is great.

11 What man is he, that feareth the Lord : him shall He teach in the way that He shall choose.

12 His soul shall dwell at ease: and his seed shall inherit the land.

13 The secret of the LORD is among them that fear Him : and He will shew them His covenant.

14 Mine eyes are ever looking unto the LORD: for He shall pluck my feet out of the net.

15 Turn Thee unto me, and have mercy upon me: for I am desolate, and in misery.

16 The sorrows of my heart are enlarged: 0 bring Thou me out of

my

troubles. 17 Look upon my adversity and misery: and forgive me all my sin.

18 Consider mine enemies, how many they are : and they bear a tyrannous hate against me.

19 o keep my soul, and deliver me: let me not be confounded, for I have put my trust in Thee.

20 Let perfectness and righteous dealing wait upon me: for my hope hath been in Thee.

21 Deliver Israel, o GOD: out of all his troubles.

Glory be, &c.

XXVII.

Recovery from sickness. 1 THE LORD is my light, and my salvation; whom then shall I fear: the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom then shall I be afraid ?

2 When the wicked, even mine enemies, and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh: they stumbled and fell.

3 Though an host of men were laid against me, yet shall not my heart be afraid : and though there rose up war against me, yet will I put my trust in Him.

4 One thing have I desired of the LORD, which I will require: even that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the fair beauty of the Lord, and to visit His temple.

5 For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His tabernacle: yea, in the secret place of His dwelling shall He hide me, and set me up upon a rock of stone.

6 And now shall He lift up mine head : above mine enemies round about me.

7 Therefore will I offer in His dwelling an oblation with great gladness: I will sing, and speak praises unto the LORD.

8 Hearken unto my voice, O Lord, when I cry unto Thee: have mercy upon me, and hear me.

9 My heart hath talked of Thee, Seek ye My face: Thy face, LORD, will I seek.

10 o hide not Thou Thy face from me: nor cast Thy servant away in displeasure.

1ì Thou hast been my succour: leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.

12 When my father and my mother forsake me: the LORD taketh me up.

13 Teach me Thy way, O Lord: and lead me in the right way, because of mine enemies.

14 Deliver me not over into the will of mine adversaries : for there are false witnesses risen up against me, and such as speak wrong.

15 I should utterly have fainted: but that I believe verily to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.

16 O tarry thou the Lord's leisure: be strong, and He shall comfort thine heart; and put thou thy trust in the LORD.

Glory be, &c.

XXX.

Recovery from sickness. 1 I WILL magnify Thee, O Lord, for Thou hast set me up: and not made

my foes to triumph over me. 2 0 LORD my God, I cried unto Thee: and Thou hast healed me.

3 Thou, LORD, hast brought my soul out of hell: Thou hast kept my life from them that go down to the pit.

4 Sing praises unto the LORD, O ye saints of His: and give thanks unto Him for a remembrance of His holiness.

5 For His wrath endureth but the twinkling of an eye, and in His pleasure is life: heaviness may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

6 And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be removed : Thou, Lord, of Thy goodness hast made my hill so strong.

7 Thou didst turn Thy face from me: and I was troubled.

8 Then cried I unto Thee, O LORD: and gat me to my Lord right humbly.

9 What profit is there in my blood: when I go down to the pit ?

10 Shall the dust give thanks unto Thee: or shall it declare Thy truth?

11 Hear, O Lord, and have mercy upon me: LORD, be Thou my helper.

12 Thou hast turned my heaviness into joy: Thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness.

13 Therefore shall every good man sing of Thy praise without ceasing : O my God, I will give thanks unto Thee for ever.

Glory be, &c.

XXXI. 1 In Thee, O LORD, have I put my trust : let me never be put to confusion, deliver me in Thy righteousness.

2 Bow down Thine ear to me: make haste to deliver me.

3 And be Thou my strong rock, and house of defence: that Thou mayest save me.

4 For Thou art my strong rock, and my castle : be Thou also my guide, and lead me for Thy Name's sake.

5 Draw me out of the net, that they have laid privily for me: for Thou art my strength.

6 Into Thy hands I commend my spirit: for Thou hast redeemed me, O LORD, Thou God of truth.

10 Have mercy upon me, O LORD, for I am in trouble: and mine eye is consumed for very heaviness ; yea, my soul and my body.

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