13 Nevertheless, when theyl. 25 Let them not say in their were sick, I put on sackcloth, and hearts, There. there, so would humbled my soul with fasting, we have it; neither let them say, and my prayer shall turn into We have devoured him. mine own bosom.

26 Let them be put to confu14 I behaved myself as though sion and shame together, that it had b-en my friend or iny bro- rejoice at my trouble ; let them ther; I went heavily, as one that be clothed with rebuke and mournéth for his mother. dishonour, that boast themselves

15 Bui in mine adversity they against me. rejoiced, and gathered themselves 27 Let them be glad and re. together; yea, the very abjects joice, that favour my rightevus came together against me una- dealing ; yea, let them say alway, wares, making mouths at me, Blessed be the Lord, who hath And ceased not.

pleasure in the prosperity of his 16 With the flatterers were bu- servant. sy mockers, who gnashed upon 28 And as for my tongue, it shall mne with their teeth.

be talking of thy righteousness, 17 Lord, how long wilt thou and of thy praise, all the day long. inak upon this ? 0 deliver my Psalm 36. Dixit injustus. soul from the calamities which My heart showeth me the Chcy bring on me, and my dar wickedness of the ungodly, Bing from the lions.

that there is no fear of God bej8 So will I give thee thanks in fore his eyes. the great congregation; I will 2 For he flattereth himself in praise the among much people. his own sight, until his abomina

19 O let not them that are mine ble sin be found out. enemies triumph over me ungod 3 The words of his mouth are ly; neither let them wink with unrighteous and full of deceit: their eyes, that hate me without he hath left off to behave himself

wisely, and to do good. 20 And why? their communing 4 He imagineth mischief upon is not for peace; but they ima- his bed, and hath set himself in gine deceitful words against them no good way; neither doth he that are quiet in the land. abhor any thing that is evil.

21 They gaped upon me with 5 Thy mercy, O Lord, reachtheir mouths, and said, Fie on eth unto the heavens, and thy thee, fie on thee, we saw it with faithfulness unto the clouds. our eyes.

6 Thy righteousness standeth 22 This thou hast seen, O Lord; like the strong mountains : thy hold not thy tongue then; go not judgmenis are like the great deep. far from me, O Lord.

7 Thou, Lord, shalt save both 23 Awake and stand up to judge man and beast : how excellent is my quarrel; avenge thou my thy mercy, O God: and the chil. cause, my God and my Lord. dren of men shall put their trust

24 Judge me, O Lord my God, under the shadow of thy wings. according to thy righteousness, 8 They shall be satisfied with and let them not triumph over me. the plenteous!!ess of thy house ·

a cause,

and thou shalt give theni drinki 9 Wicked doers shall be rooted of iby pleasures, as out of the out; and they that patiently abide river.

the Lord, those shall inherit the 9 For with thee is the well of land. life; and in thy light shall we see 10 Yet a little while, and tho light.

fungodly shall be clean gone: thou 10 O continue forth thy loving- shalt look after his place, and he kindness unto them that know shall be away. thee, and thy righteousness untoj 11 But the meek-spirited shal them that are true of heart. possess the earth, and shall be re.

11 O let not the foot of pride freshed in the multitude of peace. coine against me; and let not the 12 The ungodly seeketh counhand of the ungodly cast me sel against the just, and gnasheth down.

upon him with his teeth. 12 There are they fallen, ali 13 The Lord shall laugh him that work wickedness; they are to scorn; for he hath seen that his cast down, and shall not be able day is coming. to stand.

14 The ungodly have drawn out EVENING PRAYER. the sword, and have bent their Psalm 37. Noli æmuiari.

bor, to cast down the poor and FRET not thyself because of needy, and to slay such as are of

the ungodly; neither be thou a right conversation. envious against the eril doers : 15 Their sword shall go through

2 For they shall soon be cut their own heart, and their sow down like the grass, and be wi- shall be broken. thered eve: as the green herb. 16 A small thing that the righ

3 Put thou thy trust in the teous bath, is better than great Lord, and be doing wood: dwell riches of the nagodly; n the land, and verily thou shalt 17 For the arus of the ungodly

shall be broken, and the Lord 4 Delight thou in the Lord, and upholdeth the righteous. ne shall give thee thy heart's de. 18 The Lord knoweth the days

of the godly; and their inheri. 5 Commit thy way unto the tance shall endure for ever. Lord, and put thy trust in him, 19 They shall not be confounded and he shall bring it to pass. in the perilous time; and in the

6 He shall make thy righteous days of dearth they shall have ness as clear as the light, and thy enough. ust dealing as the noon-day. 20. As for the ungodly, they

7 Hold thee still in the Lord, shall perish, and the enemies of and abide patientiy upon him: but the Lord shall consume as the fat grieve not thyself at him whose of lamlis; yea, even as the smoke way doth prosper, against the man shall they consume away. that doeth after evil counsels. 21 The ungodly borroweth, and

8 Leave off from wrath, and let payeth not again; but the righ go displeasure: fret not thyself, teous is merciful and liberal. else shalt thou be moved to do 22 Such as are blessed of God evil

shall possess the laud; and they

de fed.



that are cursed of him, shall be 37 I went by, and lo, lie was rooted out.

gone; I sought him, but his place 23 The Lord ordereth a good could no where be found. man's going, and maketh his way 38 Keep innocency, and take acceptable to himself.

heed unto the thing that is right; 24 Though he fall, he shall not for that shall bring a man peace be cast away; for the Lord up- at the last. noldeth him with his hand.

39 As for the transgressors 25 I have been young, and now they shall perish together; and am old, and yet saw I never the the end of the ungodly is, they righteous forsaken, por his seed shall be rooted out at the last. begging their bread.

40 But the salvation of the 26 The righteous is ever mer- righteous cometh of the Lord, ciful, and lendeth; and his seed who is also their strength in the is blessed

time of trouble. 27 Flee from evil, and do the 41 And the Lord shall stand by thing that is good, and dwell for tiem, and save them; he shall

deliver them from the ungodly, 28 For the Lord loveth the and shall save them, because they thing thot is right; he forsaketh put their trust in him. not his that be godly, but they

The eighth Day. are preserved for ever.

MORNING PRAYER. 29 The unrighteous shall be Psalm 38. Domine, ne in furore. punished : as for the seed of the


me not to rebuke, O Lord, ungodly, it shall be rooted out. in thine anger; neither chas

3C The righteous shall inheritjten me in thy heavy displeasure: the land, and dwell therein for 2 For thine arrows stick fast

and thy hand presseth me 31 The mouth of the righteous sore. is exercised in wisdom, and his 3 There is no health in my tongue will be talking of judgment. flesh, because of thy displeasure ;

32 The law of his God is in his neither is there any rest in my heart, and his goings shall not bones, by reason of my sin : siide.

4 For my wickednesses are 33 The ungodly seeth the righ- gone over my head, and are like teous, and seeketh occasion to a sore burden, too heavy for me slay him.

to bear. 34 The Lord will not leave him 5 My wounds stink, and are in his hand, nor condemn him corrupt, through my foolishness. when he is judged.

6 I am brought into so* great 35 Hope iho: in the Lord, and trouble and misery, that I go keep his way, and he shall pro- mournir:g all the day long : mote thee, that thou shalt possess 7 For my loins are filled with the land: when the ungodly shallja sore disease, and there is 10 perish, thou shalt see it. whole part in my body.

36 I myself have seen the un 81 am feeble and sore sinitlen godly in great power, and flourish. I have roared for the very disgui ing like a green bay-tree. Teiness of iny heart.


lin me,

9 Lord. thou knowest all my 2 I will keep my mouth as it desire ; and my groaning is not were with a bridie, while the un. hid from thee.

godly is in my sight. 10 My heart panteth, my 3 i held my tongue, and spake strength hath failed me, and the nothing: I kept siience, yea, sight of mine eyes is gone from me, even from good words; but it

11 My lovers and my neigh-was pain and grief to ine. bours did stand looking upon my 4 My heart was hot within me: trouble, and my kinsmen stood and while I was thus musing the afar off.

fire kindled, and at the last I 12 They also that sought after spake vill my longue: my life, laid snares for me ; and 5 Lord, let me know my end, they that went about to do me and the number of my days, that evil, talked of wickedness, and ! may be certified how long I imagined deceit all the day long. have io live.

13 As for nie, I was like a deaf 6 Behold, ihou hast made my man, and heard not; and as one days as it ivere a span long, and that is dunib, wlio doth not open inine age is even as nothing in his mouth.

respect of thee; and verily every 14 I became even as a man man living is altogether vanity; that heareth not, and in whose 7 For man walketh in a vain mouth are no reproofs. shadow, and disquieteth himself

15 For in thee, O Lord, have in vain; he heapeth up riches, I put my trust; thou shalt answer and cannot tell who shall gather for me, O Lord, my God. them.

16 I have required that they, 8 And now, Lord, whai is my even mine enemies, should not hope? truly my hope is even in triumph over me; for when iny thee. foot slipt, they rejoiced greatly 9 Deliver me from all mine against me.

offences, and make me not a re17 And I truly am set in the buke into the foolish. plague, and ny heaviness is ever

10 I became dunb, and open in my sight:

ed not my mouth; for it was thy 18 For I will confess my wick- doing edness, and be sorry for my sin. 11 Take thy plague away from

19 But mine enemies live, and me: I am even consumed by the are mighty; and they that hate me means of thy heavy hand. wrongfully are many in number. 12 When thon with rebukes

20 They also that reward evil dost chasten man for sin, thou for good are against me; because makest his beauty to consume I follow the thing that good is. away, like as it were a moth fret

21 Forsake me not, O Lord, iny ling a garnient: every man thera God; be not thou far from ine. fure is but vanity.

22' Haste thee to help me, o 13 Hear my prayer, O Lord, Lord, God of my salvation. and with thine ears consider my

Psalm 39. Diri, Custodiam. calling ; hold not thy peace at I Said, I will take heed to my ways, my tears:

that I offend riot in my tongile 14 For I am a stranger with



thee, and a sojo arner, as all my! 12 I have not hid thy rightefathers were.

ousness within my heart; my 15 O spare me a little. that I talk hath been of thy truth, and may recover my strength, before of thy salvation. I go hence, and be uc more 13 I have 'not kept back thy

floving mercy and truth from the Psalm 40. Expectans expectavi. great congregation. I Waited patiently for the Lord, 14 Withdraw not thou thy

and he inclined unto me, and mercy from me, O Lord ; let thy heard my calling.

loving-kindness and thy truth 2 He broughi ine also ont of the alway preserve me. horrible pit, out of the mire and 15 For innumerable troubles clay, and set my feet upon the are come about me; my sins rock, and ordered my goings. have taken such hold upon me

3 Aud he hath put a new song that I am not able to look up in my mouth, even a tlauksgiv-yea, they are more in number ing unto our God.

than the hairs of my head, and 4 Many shall see it, and fear, my heart hath failed me. and shall put their trust in the '16 O Lord, let it be thy pleaLord.

sure to deliver me; make haste. .5 Blessed is the man that hath O Lord, to help me. set his hope in the Lord, and 17 Let then be ashamed, and turned not unto the proud, and confounded together, that seek to such as go about with lies. after my soul to destroy it; let

6 O Lord, my wod, gree: are them be driven backward, and the wondrous works which thou put to rebuke, that wish me hast done; like as be also thy evil. thougits, which are to us-ward; 13 Let them be desolate, and and yet there is no man that or rewarded_wih sheme, that say dereth them unto thee.

unto me, Fie upon thee, fie upon 7 If I slıould declare them, and thee. speak of them, they should be 19 Let all those that seek thee, more than I am able to express. be joyful and glad in thee; and

8 Sacrifice and meal-offering let such as love thy salvation, say thou wouldest not, but mine ears alway, The Lord be praised. hast thou opened.

20 As.for me, I am poor and 9 Burni-üfferings and sacrifice needy • tut the Lord careth for for sin hast thou not required : me. then said I, Lo, I come.

21 Thou art my helper and re10 In the volume of the book deemer; make no long tarrying, it is written of ice, that I should o my God fulfil thy will, O my God: I am EVENING PRAYER. content to do it; yta, thy law is Psalm 41. Beatus qui intelligit. within my heart.

BLESSED is he that considera Il i have declared thy righte-l Deth the poor and needy; the ousness in the great congregation: Lord shall deliver him in t se time lo, I will not refrain my lips

, 0f of trouble. Lord, and that thou know'est.

4 The Lord preserve hi ), anci

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