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cording unto thy loving mercy, hast commanded, are exceed. and teach me thy statutes. ing righteous and true.

5 I am thy servant; O grant 3 My zeal hath even consumme understanding, that I may ed me; because mine enemies know thy testimonies.

have forgotten thy words. 6 It is time for thee, Lord, 4 Thy word is tried to the to lay to thine hand; for they uttermost, and thy servant lov. have destroyed thy law.

eth it. 7 For I love thy command 5 I am small and of no repuments above gold and precious tation; yet do I not forget thy stones.

commandments. 8 Therefore hold I straight 6 Thy righteousness is an all thy commandments; and all everlasting righteousness, and false ways I utterly abhor. thy law is the truth.

7 Trouble and heaviness have Mirabilia.

taken hold upon me; yet is my YHY

; keep them.

testimonies is everlasting: 0 2 When thy word goeth forth, grant me understanding, and I it giveth light and understand shall live. ing unto the simple.

EVENING PRAYER. 3 I opened my mouth, and drew in my breath; for my

Clamavi in toto corde meo.

THY testimonies are wonder: delight in thy commandments.

delight was in thy command- I Call with my whole heart;

my trust.

me.

meilts.

4 O look thou upon me, and keep thy statutes. be merciful upon me; as thou 2 Yea, even unto thee do I usest to do unto those that love call; help me, and I shall keep thy name.

thy testimonies. 5 Order my steps in thy 3 Early in the morning do I word; and so shall no wick- cry unto thee; for in thy word edness have dominion over

is

4 Mine eyes prevent the night 6 O deliver me from the watches; that I might be occuwrongful dealings of men; and pied in thy words. so shall I keep thy command 5 Hear my voice, O Lord, ments.

according unto thy loving kind7 Show the light of thy coun. ness; quicken me according as tenance upon thy servant, and thou art wont. teach me thy statutes.

6 They draw nigh that of 8 Mine eyes gush out with malice persecute me, and are water, because men keep not far from thy law. thy law.

7 Be thou nigh at hand, O Justus es, Domine.

Lord; for all thy command

ients are true. IGHTEOUS thou, O 8 As concerning thy testimo

Lord; and true is thy known long , judgment.

that thou hast grounded them 2 The testimonies that thou for ever.

Vide humilitatem. timonies, and loved them exConsider mine adversity,

ceedingly. O and deliver me, for I do

8 I have kept thy command

ments and testimonies; for all not forget thy law.

2 Avenge thou my cause, my ways are before thee. and deliver me; quicken me Appropinquet deprecatio. according to thy word. 3 Health is far from the un

ET my complaint come godly; for they regard not thy me understanding according to

; statutes. 4 Great is thy mercy,

0

thy word. Lord; quicken me as thou art before thee; deliver me accord

2 Let my supplication come wont. 5 Many there are that trou

ing to thy word. ble me, and persecute me; yet

3 My lips shall speak of thy do I not swerve from thy testi. praise, when thou hast taught monies.

me thy statutes. 6 It grieveth me when I see of thy word; for all thy com

4 Yea, my tongue shall sing the transgressors; because they mandments are righteous. keep not thy law.

5 Let thine hand help me; 7 Consider, O Lord, how I

for I have chosen thy comlove thy commandments; O quicken me according to thy

mandments.

6 I have longed for thy savloving kindness.

8 Thy word is true from ing health, O Lord; and in thy everlasting; all the judgments

law is my delight. of thy righteousness endure for shall praise thee; and thy judg

7 O let my soul live, and it evermore.

ments shall help me. Principes persecuti sunt. 8 I have gone astray like a PRINCES have persecuted sheep that is lost; O seek thý me without a cause; but servant, for I do not forget thy

commandments. my heart standeth in awe of thy word. 2 I am as glad of thy word,

The twenty-seventh Day. as one that findeth great spoils, MORNING PRAYER. 3 As for lies, I hate and ab

Psalm cxx. Ad Dominum. hor them; but thy law do I love. 4 Seven times a day do 1 WHEN I was in trouble, I

called upon the Lord, and praise thee; because of thy he heard me. righteous judgments.

2 Deliver my soul, O Lord, 5 Great is the peace that they from lying lips, and from a dehave who love thy law; and ceitful tongue. they are not offended at it. 3 What reward shall be given

6 Lord, I have looked for thy or done unto thee, thou false saving health, and done after thy tongue? even mighty and sharp commandments.

arrows, with hot burning coals. 7 My soul hath kept thy tes 4 Woe is me, that I am con

I

4 Behold, he that keepeth Is

. UNTO thee lift I up mine

strained to dwell with Mesech, testify unto Israel, to give and to have my habitation thanks unto the name of the among the tents of Kedar.

Lord. 5 My soul hath long dwelt 5 For there is the seat of among them that are enemies judgment, even the seat of the unto peace.

house of David. 6 | labour for peace; but 6 O pray for the peace of Jewhen I speak unto them there. rusalem; they shall prosper that of, they make them ready to love thee. battle.

7 Peace be within thy walls, Psalm cxxi. Levavi oculos

and plenteousness within thy

palaces. meos.

8 For my brethren and comWill lift up mine eyes unto panions' sakes, I will wish thee

the hills, from whence eth my help.

9 Yea, because of the house 2 My help cometh even from of the Lord our God, I will the Lord, who hath made hea- seek to do thee good. ven and earth.

Psalm cxxiii. Ad te levavi 3 He will not suffer thy foot

oculos meos. to be moved; and he that keepeth thee will not sleep.

eyes, thou that dwellest rael shall neither slumber nor in the heavens. sleep.

2 Behold, even as the eyes of 5 The Lord himself is thy servants look unto the hand of keeper; the Lord is thy de- their masters, and as the eyes of fence upon thy right hand; a maiden unto the hand of her

6 So that the sun shall not mistress, even so our eyes wait burn thee by day, neither the upon the Lord our God, until moon by night.

he have mercy upon us. 7 The Lord shall preserve ·

3 Have mercy upon us, 0 thee from all evil; yea, it is Lord, have mercy upon us; for even he that shall keep thy we are utterly despised. soul.

4 Our soul is filled with the 8 The Lord shall preserve scornful reproof of the wealthy, thy going out and thy coming and with the despitefulness of in, from this time forth for ever. the proud.

Psalm cxxiv. Nisi quia DoPsalm cxxii. Lætatus sum.

minus. I Was glad when they said If the Lord himself had not

go

been on our side, now may house of the Lord.

Israel say; if the Lord himself 2 Our feet shall stand in thy had not been on our side, when gates, O Jerusalem.

men rose up against us; 3 Jerusalem is built as a city 2 They had swallowed us up that is at unity in itself.

quick; when they were so 4 For thither the tribes go up, wrathfully displeased at us. even the tribes of the Lord, to 3 Yea, the waters had drown

more.

ed us, and the stream had gone 3 Then said they among the over our soul.

heathen, The Lord hath done 4 The deep waters of the great things for them. proud had gone even over our 4 Yea, the Lord hath done. soul.

great things for us already; 5 But praised be the Lord, whereof we rejoice. who hath not given us over for 5 Turn our captivity, O Lord, a prey unto their teeth.

as the rivers in the south. 6 Our soul is escaped even 6 They that sow in tears, as a bird out of the snare of the shall reap in joy. fowler; the snare is broken, and 7 He that now goeth on his we are delivered.

way weeping, and beareth forth 7 Our help standeth in the good seed, shall doubtless come name of the Lord, who hath again with joy, and bring his made heaven and earth.

sheaves with him. Psalm cxxv. Qui confidunt. Psalm cxxvii. Nisi Dominus. THEY that put their trust in ES

XCEPT the Lord build

the house, their labour is the mount Sion, which may but lost that build it. not be removed, but standeth 2 Except the Lord keep the fast for ever.

city, the watchman waketh but 2 The hills stand about Jeru. in vain. salem; even so standeth the 3 It is but lost labour that ye Lord round about his people, haste to rise up early, and so from this time forth for ever- late take rest, and eat the bread more.

of carefulness; for so he giveth 3 For the rod of the ungodly his beloved sleep. cometh not into the lot of the 4 Lo, children and the fruit righteous; lest the righteous of the womb, are an heritage put their hand unto wicked- and gift that cometh of the

Lord. 4 Do well, O Lord, unto 5 Like as the arrows in the those that are good and true of hand of the giant, even so are heart.

the young children. 5 As for such as turn back 6 Happy is the man that hath unto their own wickedness, the his quiver full of them; they Lord shall lead them forth with shall not be ashamed when they the evil doers; but peace shall speak with their enemies in the be upon Israel.

gate. EVENING PRAYER. Psalm cxxviii. Beati omnes. Psalm cxxvi. In convertendo.

fear the Lord, and walk in again the captivity of Si. his ways. on, then were we like unto them 2 For thou shalt eat the la. that dream.

bour of thine hands: 0 well 2 Then was our mouth filled is thee, and happy shalt. thou with laughter, and our tongue be. with joy.

3 Thy wife shall be as the

ness.

WHEN

THEN the Lord turned BLESSED are all they that

upon Israel.

MANY

fruitful vine upon the walls of 2 O let thine cars consider thine house.

well the voice of my complaint. 4 Thy children like the olive 3 If thou, Lord, wilt be ex. branches, round about thy ta- treme to mark what is done ble.

amiss, O Lord, who may abide 5 Lo, thus shall the man be it? blessed that feareth the Lord. 4 For there is mercy with

6 The Lord from out of Sion thee; therefore shalt thou be shall so bless thee, that thou feared. shalt see Jerusalem in prosperity 5 I look for the Lord; my all thy life long;

soul doth wait for him; in his 7 Yea, that thou shalt see thy word is my trust. children's children, and peace 6 My soul feeth unto the

Lord before the morning watch,

I say, before the morning watch Psalm cxxix. Sæpe expugna

7 O Israel, trust in the Lord; verunt.

for with the Lord there is mer. ANY a time have they cy, and with him is plenteous

fought against me from my redemption. youth up, may Israel now say; 8 And he shall redeem Israel

2 Yea, many a time have from all his sins. they vexed me from my youth Psalm cxxxi. Domine, non est. up; but they have not prevailed against me.

ORD, I am not high mind3 The plowers plowed upon ed; I have no proud looks. my back, and made long fur 2 I do not exercise myself in rows;

great matters which are too high 4 But the righteous Lord for me ; hath hewn the snares of the un 3 But I refrain my soul, and godly in pieces.

keep it low, like as a child that 5 Let them be confounded is weaned from his mother: and turned backward, as many yea, my soul is even as a weanas have evil will at Sion. ed child.

6 Let them be even as the 4 O Israel, trust in the Lord, grass growing upon the house- from this time forth for ever. tops, which withereth afore it more. be plucked up;

7 Whereof the mower filleth not his hand, neither he that bindeth up the sheaves his bo

The twenty-eighth Day, som.

MORNING PRAYER. 8 So that they who go by say Psalm cxxxii. Memento, Donot so much as, The Lord pros

mine. per you, we wish you good luck in the name of the Lord.

ORD, remember David,

and all his trouble. Psalm cxxx. De profundis.

2 How he sware unto the UT of the deep have I cal- Lord, and vowed a vow unto

led unto thee, O Lord; the Almighty God of Jacob; Lord, hear my voice.

3 I will not come within the

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