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EVENING PRAYER. 16 For many dogs are come about Psalm 22. Deus, Deus meus. me, and the council of the wicked
God, my God, look upon layeth siege against me.
meforsaken 17 They pierced my hands and me, and art so far from my health, my feet: I may tell all my bones : and from the words of my com- they stand staring and looking plaint?
upon me. 2 0 my God, I cry in the day 18 They part my garments time, but thou hearest not: and in among them, and cast lots upon the night-season also I take no my vesture. rest.
19 But be not thou far from me, 3 And thou continuest holy, O O Lord; thou art my succour, haste thou worship of Israel.
thee to help me. 4 Our fathers hoped in thee; 20 Deliver my soul from the they trusted in thee, and thou didst sword, my darling from the power deliver them.
of the dog. 5 They called upon thee, and 21 Save me from the lion's were holpen; they put their trust mouth; thou hast heard me also in thee, and were not confounded. from among the horns of the uni
6 But as for me, I am a worm, corns. and no man; a very scorn of men, 22 I will declare thy name unto and the outcast of the people. my brethren; in the midst of the
7 All they that see me, laugh me congregation will I praise thee. to scorn; they shoot out their lips, 230
praise the Lord, ye that and shake their heads, saying, fear him; magnify him, all ye of
8 He trusted in God, that he the seed of Jacob; and fear him, would deliver him; let him deliver all ye seed of Israel. him, if he will have him.
A For he hath not despised nor 9' But thou art he that took me abhorred the low estate of the poor; out of my mother's womb; thou he hath not hid his face from him; wast my hope, when I hanged yet but when he called unto him, he upon my mother's breasts. heard him.
10 I have been left unto thee 25 My praise is of thee in the ever since I was born; thou art my great congregation; my vows will God even from my mother's womb. I perform in the sight of them that
11 O go not from me; for trouble fear him. is hard at hand, and there is none 26 The poor shall eat, and be to help me.
satisfied; they that seek after the 12 Many oxen are come about Lord, shall praise him: your heart me; fat bulls of Basan close me in shall live for ever. on every side.
27 All the ends of the world 13 They gape upon me with their shall remember themselves, and mouths, as it were a ramping and be turned unto the Lord; and all a roaring lion.
the kindreds of the nations shall 14 I am poured out like water, worship before him. and all my bones are out of joint;] 28 For the kingdom is the Lord's, my heart also in the midst of my and he is the Governor among the body is even like melting wax. people.
15 My strength is dried up like 29 All such as be fat upon earth a potsherd, and my tongue cleaveth have eaten, and worshipped. to my gums, and thou shalt bring 30 All they that go down into me into the dust of death. the dust shall kneel before him,
and no man hath quickened his that seek him; even of them that own soul.
seek thy face, O Jacob. 31 My seed shall serve him; 7 Lift up your heads, O ye they shall be counted unto the Lord gates; and be ye lift up, ye everfor a generation.
lasting doors; and the King of glo32 They shall come, and the ry shall come in. heavens shall declare his righteous 8 Who is the King of glory? it ness unto a people that shall be is the Lord strong and mighty, born, whom the Lord hath made. even the Lord mighty in battle. Psalm 23. Dominus regit me. 9 Lift up your heads, O ye THE Lord is my shepherd; gates; and be ye lift up, ye ever
therefore can I lack nothing. lasting doors; and the King of 2 He shall feed me in a green glory shall come in. pasture, and lead me forth beside 10 Who is the King of glory? the waters of comfort.
even the Lord of hosts, he is the
O I lift
up my soul; my God, I have
prepare a table be 2 For all they that hope in thee fore me against them that trouble shall not be ashamed; but such as me; thou hast anointed my head transgress without a cause, shall be with oil, and my cup shall be full. put to confusion.
6 But thy loving kindness and 3 Show me thy ways, O Lord,
God of my salvation: in thee hath
Day. been my hope all the day long.
that therein is; the compass of old.
offences of my youth; but accord2 For he hath founded it upon ing to thy mercy think thou upon the seas, and prepared it upon the me, O Lord, for thy goodness. floods.
Ÿ Gracious and righteous is the 3 Who shall ascend into the hill Lord; therefore will he teach sinof the Lord? or who shall rise up ners in the way. in his holy place?
8 Them that are meek shall he 4 Even he that hath clean hands, guide in judgment; and such as are and a pure heart; and that hath not gentle, them shall he learn his way. lift up his mind unto vanity, nor 9 All the paths of the Lord are sworn to deceive his neighbour. mercy and truth, unto such as keep
5 He shall receive the blessing his covenant and his testimonies. from the Lord, and righteousness 10 For thy name's sake, O Lord, from the God of his salvation. be merciful unto my sin; for it is
6 This is the generation of them great.
11 What man is he that feareth of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy the Lord? him shall he teach in the wondrous works. way that he shall choose.
8 Lord, I have loved the habita12 His soul shall dwell at ease, tion of thy house, and the place and his seed shall inherit the land where thine honour dwelleth.
13 The secret of the Lord is 9 O shut not up my soul with among them that fear him, and he the sinners, nor my life with the will show them his covenant. blood-thirsty;
14 Mine eyes are ever looking 10 In whose hands is wickedness, unto the Lord; for he shall pluck and their right hand is full of gifts. my feet out of the net.
11 But as for me, I will walk 15 Turn thee unto me, and have innocently: O deliver me, and be mercy upon me; for I am desolate, merciful unto me. and in misery.
12 My foot standeth right: I will 16 The sorrows of my heart praise the Lord in the congregaare enlarged: O bring thou metions. out of my troubles.
EVENING PRAYER. 17 Look upon my adversity and Psalm 27. Dominus illuminatio. misery, and forgive me all my THE Lord is my light and my sin.
salvation, whom then shall I 18 Consider mine enemies how fear? the Lord is the strength of any many they are; and they bear a life, of whom then shall I be afraid? tyrannous hate against me.
2 When the wicked, even mine 19 O keep my soul, and deliver enemies and my foes, came upon me: let me not be confounded, me to eat up my flesh, they stumfor I have put my trust in thee. bled and fell.
20 Let perfectness and righ 3 Though an host of men were teous dealing wait upon me; for laid against me, yet shall not my my hope hath been in thee. heart be afraid; and though there
21 Deliver Israel, O God, out rose up war against me, yet will I of all his troubles.
put my trust in thee. Psalm 26. Judica me, Domine. 4 One thing have I desired of B , ,
I have walked innocently: my even that I may dwell in the house trust hath been also in the Lord, of the Lord all the days of my life, therefore shall I not fall.
to behold the fair beauty of the 2 Examine me, O Lord, and Lord, and to visit his temple. prove me; try out my reins and 5 For in the time of trouble he my heart.
shall hide me in his tabernacle; 3 For thy loving kindness is yea, in the secret place of his dwellever before mine eyes; and I will ing shall he hide me, and set me valk in thy truth.
up upon a rock of stone. 4 I have not dwelt with vain 6 And now shall he lift up mine persons; neither will I have fel-head above mine enemies round lowship with the deceitful. .
about me. 5 I have hated the congregation 7 Therefore will I offer in his of the wicked; and will not sit dwelling an oblation, with great among the ungodly.
gladness: I will sing and speak 6 I will wash my hands in inno- praises unto the Lord. cency, O Lord; and so will I go to 8 Hearken unto my voice, O thine altar.
Lord, when I cry unto thee; have 7 That I may show the voice mercy upon me, and hear me.
9 My heart hath talked of thee, fore shall he break them down, Seek ye my face: thy face, Lord, and not build them up. will I seek.
7 Praised be the Lord; for he 10 O hide not thou thy face from hath heard the voice of my humble me, nor cast thy servant away in petitions. displeasure.
8 The Lord is my strength, and ii Thou hast been my succour; my shield; my heart hath trusted leave me not, neither forsake me, in him, and I am helped; therefore O God of my salvation.
my heart danceth for joy, and in 12 When my father and my my song will I praise him. mother forsake me, the Lord 9 The Lord is my strength, and taketh me up.
he is the wholesome defence of 13 Teach me thy way, O Lord, his Anointed. and lead me in the right way, be 10 O save thy people, and give cause of mine enemies.
thy blessing unto thine inheritance: 14 Deliver me not over into the feed them, and set them up for will of mine adversaries: for there ever. are false witnesses risen up against Psalm 29. Afferte Domino. me, and such as speak wrong.
RING unto Lord, O ye 15 I should utterly have sainted, mightybring rams unbut that I believe verily to see the to the Lord; ascribe unto the goodness of the Lord in the land Lord worship and strength. of the living.
2 Give the Lord the honour 16 O tarry thou the Lord's lei- due unto his name; worship the sure; be strong, and he shall com-Lord with holy worship. fort thine heart; and put thou thy 3 It is the Lord that commandtrust in the Lord.
eth the waters; it is the glorious Psalm 28. Ad te, Domine. God that maketh the thunder. NTO thee will I cry, O Lord, 4 It is the Lord that ruleth the
my strength: think no scorn sea; the voice of the Lord is mighty of me; lest, if thou make as though in operation; the voice of the Lord thou hearest not, I become like is a glorious voice. them that go down into the pit. 5 The voice of the Lord break
2 Hear the voice of my humble eth the cedar trees; yea, the Lord petitions, when I cry unto thee; breaketh the cedars of Libanus. when I hold up my hands towards 6 He maketh them also to skip the mercy-seat of thy holy tem-like a calf; Libanus also and Siple.
rion like a young unicorn. 3 O pluck me not away, neither 7 The voice of the Lord didestroy me with the ungodly and videth the flames of fire; the voice wicked doers, which speak friendly of the Lord shaketh the wilderto their neighbours, but imagine ness; yea, the Lord shaketh the mischief in their hearts.
wilderness of Cades. 4 Reward them according to their 8 The voice of the Lord maketh deeds, and according to the wicked- the hinds to bring forth young, ness of their own inventions. and discovereth the thick bushes :
5 Recompense them after the in his temple doth every man speak work of their hands; pay them of his honour. that they have deserved.
9 The Lord sitteth above the 6 For they regard not in their water flood, and the Lord remainmind the works of the Lord, nor eth a King for ever. the operation of his hands; there 10 The Lord shall give strength
I for thou has sey meen, and noi
unto his people; the Lord shall give confusion; deliver me in thy righbis people the blessing of peace. teousness.
2 Bow down thine ear to me, The sixth Day.
make haste to deliver me. MORNING PRAYER. 3 And be thou my strong rock, Psalm 30. Exaltabo te, Domine. and house of defence, that thou WILL magnify thee, O Lord; mayest save me;
* For thou art my strong rock, made my foes to triumph over me. and my castle: be thou also my
2 O Lord, my God, I cried unto guide, and lead me for thy name's thee; and thou hast healed me. sake.
3 Thou, Lord, hast brought my 5 Draw me out of the net that soul out of hell : thou hast kept they have laid privily for me; for my life from them that go down thou art my strength. to the pit.
6 Into thy hands I commend 4 Sing praises unto the Lord, O my spirit; for thou hast redeemed ye saints of his; and give thanks me, O Lord, thou God of truth. unto him, for a remembrance of ñ I have hated them that hold his holiness.
of superstitious vanities, and my 5 For his wrath endureth but trust hath been in the Lord. the twinkling of an eye, and in his 8 I will be glad, and rejoice in pleasure is life; heaviness may thy mercy; for thou hast considerendure for a night, but joy comethed my trouble, and hast known in the morning.
my soul in adversities. 6 And in my prosperity I said,
9 Thou hast not shut me up I shall never be removed ; thou, into the hand of the enemy, but Lord, of thy goodness, hast made hast set my feet in a large room. my hill so strong.
10 Have mercy upon me, O 7 Thou didst turn thy face from Lord, for I am in trouble, and mine me, and I was troubled.
eye is consumed for very heavi8 Then cried I unto thee, Oness ; yea, my soul and my body. Lord, and gat me to my Lord 11 For my life is waxen old right humbly.
with heaviness, and my years with 9 What profit is there in my mourning. blood, when I go down to the pit? 12 My strength faileth me, be
10 Shall the dust give thanks cause of mine iniquity, and my unto thee? or shall it declare thy bones are consumed. truth?
13 I became a reproof among all 11 Hear, O Lord, and have mine enemies, but especially among mercy upon me; Lord, be thou my neighbours; and they of mine
acquaintance were afraid of me; 12 Thou hast turned my hea- and they that did see me without, viness into joy ; thou hast put off conveyed themselves from me. my sackcloth, and girded me with 14 I am clean forgotten as a gladness :
dead man out of mind ; I am be13 Therefore shall every good come like a broken vessel. man sing of thy praise without 15 For I have heard the blasceasing : O my God, I will give phemy of the multitude, and fear is thanks unto thee for ever. on every side, while they conspire Psalm 31. In te, Domine, speravi. together against me, and take their
N thee, O Lord, have I put my counsel to take away my life. trust; let me never be put tol 16 But my hope hath been in