Answer. And let our cry come unto Thee.

Minister. Let us pray.

done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against not


tion; but deliver us from evil: for
Thine is the kingdom, the power, and
the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
Minister. O Lord, save this wo-
man Thy servant;
Answer. Who putteth her trust
in Thee.

Minister. Be Thou to her a strong tower;

Answer. From the face of her enemy.

Minister. Lord, hear our prayer.

The Woman, that cometh to give her Thanks, must offer accustomed Offerings; and, if there be a Communion, it is convenient that she receive the holy Communion.

Thee humble thanks for that Thou hast vouchsafed to deliver this woman Thy servant from the great pain and peril of Child-birth; Grant, we beseech Thee, most merciful Father, that she, through Thy help, may both faithfully live, and walk according to Th will, in this life present; and also may be partaker of everlasting glory in the life to come; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


DAY 1.

PSALM I. Beatus vir, qui non abiit &c. LESSED is the man that hath

BLESSER is the man that hath

Morning Prayer.

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7 But the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous and the way of the ungodly shall perish.

DAY 1.

8 Desire of Me, and I shall give Thee the heathen for Thine inheritance and the utmost parts of the earth for Thy possession.

9 Thou shalt bruise them with a rod of iron and break them in pieces like a potter's vessel.

10 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings be learned, ye that are judges of the earth.

11 Serve the Lord in fear and rejoice unto Him with reverence. 12 Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, and so ye perish from the right way: if His wrath be kindled, (yea, but a little,) blessed are all they that put their trust in Him.

the people imagine a vain thing?

2 The kings of the earth stand up, and the rulers take counsel together: against the Lord, and against His Anointed.

3 But Thou, O Lord, art my defender Thou art my worship, and the lifter up of my head.


PSALM II. Quare fremuerunt gentes?

4 I

WHY do the heathen so furious. 1 1 did call upon the Lord with

3 Let us break their bonds asunder: and cast away their cords from us.

4 He that dwelleth in heaven shall laugh them to scorn: the Lord shall have them in derision.

5 Then shall He speak unto them in His wrath and vex them in His sore displeasure.

6 Yet have I set My King: upon My holy hill of Sion.

PSALM III. Domine, quid multiplicati? ORD, how are they increased that trouble me : many are they that rise against me.

2 Many one there be that say of my soul There is no help for him in his God.

His holy hill.

5 I laid me down and slept, and rose up again for the Lord sustained me.

6 I will not be afraid for ten thousands of the people that have set themselves against me round about.

7 Up, Lord, and help me, O my God for Thou smitest all mine enemies upon the cheek-bone; Thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly.

8 Salvation belongeth unto the Lord and Thy blessing is upon Thy people.

7 I will preach the law, whereof

PSALM IV. Cum invocarem.

the Lord hath said unto Me: Thou HEAR me when I call, O God of

art My Son, this day have I begot

my righteousness: Thou hast

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4 For Thou art the God that hast no pleasure in wickedness: neither shall any evil dwell with Thee.

5 Such as be foolish shall not stand in Thy sight for Thou hatest all them that work vanity.

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6 Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing the Lord will abhor both the blood-thirsty and deceitful


7 But as for me, I will come into Thine house, even upon the multitude of Thy mercy and in Thy fear will I worship toward Thy holy temple.

8 Lead me, O Lord, in Thy righteousness, because of mine enemies : make Thy way plain before my face. 9 For there is no faithfulness in his mouth their inward parts are very wickedness.


10 Their throat is an open sepulchre they flatter with their tongue. 11 Destroy Thou them, O God; let them perish through their own ímaginations: cast them out in the multitude of their ungodliness; for they have rebelled against Thee.

12 And let all them that put their trust in Thee rejoice they shall ever be giving of thanks, because Thou defendest them; they that love Thy Name shall be joyful in Thee;

13 For Thou, Lord, wilt give Thy blessing unto the righteous and with Thy favourable kindness wilt Thou defend him as with a shield.

Evening Prayer.

DAY 1. eth Thee and who will give Thee thanks in the pit?

6 I am weary of my groaning; every night wash I my bed and water my couch with my tears.

7 My beauty is gone for very trouble and worn away because of all mine enemies.

vanity: for the Lord hath heard the 8 Away from me, all ye that work voice of my weeping.

9 The Lord hath heard my petition: the Lord will receive my prayer. 10 All mine enemies shall be con

14 He hath prepared for him the instruments of death: He ordaineth His arrows against the persecutors. 15 Behold, he travaileth with mishe hath conceived and brought forth ungodliness. 16 He hath graven and digged up a pit and is fallen himself into the destruction that he made for other. 17 For his travail shall come upon his own head and his wickedness shall fall on his own pate.


4 If I have rewarded evil unto him that dealt friendly with me: yea, I have delivered him that without any cause is mine enemy;

18 I will give thanks unto the Lord, according to His righteousness: and I will praise the Name of the Lord most High.

PSALM VIII. Domine, Dominus noster.

5 Then let mine enemy persecutecellent is Thy Name in all the


my soul, and take me yea, let him tread my life down upon the earth, and lay mine honour in the dust.

world: Thou that hast set Thy glory above the heavens!

founded, and sore vexed: they shall be turned back, and put to shame suddenly.

PSALM VII. Domine, Deus meus. in Thee have I put my trust save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me;

2 Lest he devour my soul, like a lion, and tear it in pieces while there is none to help.

3 O Lord my God, if I have done any such thing or if there be any wickedness in my hands;

6 Stand up, O Lord, in Thy wrath, and lift up Thyself, because of the indignation of mine enemies arise up for me in the judgement that Thou hast commanded.

7 And so shall the congregation of the people come about Thee for their sakes therefore lift up Thyself again.

8 The Lord shall judge the people; give sentence with me, O Lord: according to my righteousness, and according to the innocency that is in me.

9 O let the wickedness of the ungodly come to an end but guide Thou the just.


10 For the righteous God the very hearts and reins. 11 My help cometh of God: Who preserveth them that are true of heart.

12 God is a righteous Judge, strong, and patient and God is provoked every day.

13 If a man will not turn, He will whet His sword: He hath bent His bow, and made it ready.

DAY 2.


2 Out of the mouth of very babes and sucklings hast Thou ordained strength, because of Thine enemies : that Thou mightest still the enemy,

PSALM IX. Confitebor tibi. WILL give thanks unto Thee, O Lord, with my whole heart:

the avenger.

3 For I will consider Thy heavens, even the works of Thy fingers : the moon and the stars, which Thou hast ordained.

4 What is man, that Thou art mindful of him and the son of man, that Thou visitest him?

5 Thou madest him lower than the angels to crown him with glory and worship.

6 Thou makest him to have dominion of the works of Thy hands: and Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet;

7 All sheep and oxen: yea, and the beasts of the field;

8 The fowls of the air, and the fishes of the sea and whatsoever walketh through the paths of the


9 O Lord our Governour: how excellent is Thy Name in all the world!

Morning Prayer.

DAY 2. I will speak of all Thy marvellous works.

2 I will be glad and rejoice in

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hell and all the people that forget God.

18 For the poor shall not alway be forgotten the patient abiding of the meek shall not perish for ever.

19 Up, Lord, and let not man have the upper hand let the heathen be judged in Thy sight.

20 Put them in fear, O Lord: that the heathen may know themselves to be but men.

16 The Lord is known to execute judgement: the ungodly is trapped in the work of his own hands.

17 The wicked shall be turned into

PSALM X. Ut quid, Domine?
HY standest Thou so far off,

Thy face

in the needful time of trouble? 2 The ungodly for his own lust doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the crafty wiliness that they have imagined.

3 For the ungodly hath made boast of his own heart's desire and speaketh good of the covetous, whom God abhorreth.

4 The ungodly is so proud, that he careth not for God: neither is God in all his thoughts.

5 His ways are alway grievous : Thy judgements are far above out of his sight, and therefore defieth he all his enemies.

6 For he hath said in his heart, Tush, I shall never be cast down: there shall no harm happen unto


7 His mouth is full of cursing, deceit, and fraud: under his tongue is ungodliness and vanity.

8 He sitteth lurking in the thievish corners of the streets and privily in his lurking dens doth he murder the innocent; his eyes are set against the poor.

9 For he lieth waiting secretly, even as a lion lurketh he in his den: that he may ravish the poor.

10 He doth ravish the poor: when he getteth him into his net.

11 He falleth down, and humbleth himself that the congregation of the poor may fall into the hands of his captains.

12 He hath said in his heart, Tush, God hath forgotten: He hideth away His face, and He will never see it.

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