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foar of them: that we may enjoy such refreshing sleep, as may fit us for the duties of the following day. Make us ever mindful of the time when we shall lie down in the dust; and grant us grace always to live in such a state, that we may never be afraid to die: do that living and dying
we inay be thine, through the merits and satisfaction of thy Son Christ Jesus, in whose name we offer up these our imperfect prayers. Amen.
VE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, more. Amen. 1 Ou Sundays and on other days, when it may be convenient, it
will be proper to begin with a Chapter, or part of a Chapter, from the New Testainent.
SELECTIONS OF PSALMS, To be used instead of the Psalms for the day, at the Discretion
of the Minister. SELECTION I. pure, and giveth light unto the Psalu 19. Cæli enarrant. eyes. THE heavens declare the T
The fear of the Lord is clean, glory of God; and the fir- and endureth' for ever; the mament showeth his handy judgments of the Lord are true, work
and righteous altogether. One day telleth another; and More to be desired are they one night certifieth another. than gold, yeu, than much fine
There is neither speech nor gold; sweeter also than honey, language ; but their voices are and the honey-comb. heard among them.
Moreover, by them is thy ser Their sound is gone out into vant taught; and in keeping of all lands; and their words into them there is great reward. the ends of the world.
Who can tell how oft he otIn them hath he set a taber-fendeth? O cleanse thou me nacle for the sun; which com- from my secret faults. eth forth as a bridegroom out Keep thy servant also from of his chamber, and rejoiceth presumptuous sins, lest they as a giant to run his course. get the dominion over me.
It goeth forth from the utter- Let the words of my mouth, most part of the heaven, and and the meditation of my heart, runneth about unto the end of be alway acceptable in thy it again; and there is nothing sight, hid from the heat thereof. O Lord, my strength, and
The law of the Lord is an my Redeemer. undefiled law, converting the soul; the testimony of the Lord Psalm 24. Domini est terra. is sure, and giveth wisdom un
THE earth is the Lord's, and to the simple.
The statutes of the Lord are compass of the world, and they right, and rejoice the beart; the that dwell therein. commandinent of the Lord is! For he hath founded it upon
the seas, and prepared it upon He showed his ways unto the floods.
Moses, his works unto the chilWho shall ascend into the dren of Israel. bill of the Lord ? or who shall The Lord is full of compasrise up in his holy place? sion and mercy, long-suffering,
Even he that bath clean and of grest gooduess. hands and a pure heart; and He will not alway be chithat hath not lift up his mind ding; neither keepeth he his umto vanity, nor sworn to de- anger for ever. ceive his neighbour.
He hath not dealt with us afHe shall receive the blessing ter our sins; nor rewarded us from the Lord ; and righteous- according to our wickedness. ness from the God of his salva- For look how high the heation.
ven is in comparison of the This is the generation of earth; so great is his mercy also those who seek him ; even of toward those who fear hiin! those who seek thy face, o Look how wide also the east Jacob.
is from the west ; so far hath Lift up your heads, 0 ye he set our sins from us! gates, and be ye lift up ye ever- Yea, like as a father pitieth lasting doors, and the King of his own children; even so is glory shall come in.
the Lord merciful unto the in Who is the King of glory? it that fear him. is the Lord strong and mighty, For he knoweth whereof we even the Lord mighty in battle. are made; he remembereth
Lift up your heads, O) yo that we are but dust. gates, and be ye lift up ye ever- The days of man are but as lasting, doors, and the King of grass ; for ho flourisheth as a glory shall come in.
fower of the field. Who is the King of glory? For as soon as the wind goeven the Lord of hosts, he is eth over it, it is gone; and the the King of glory.
place thereof shall know it no Psalm 103. Benedic, anima more. mea.
But the merciful goodness of l; and all that is within ever upon those who fear him; me, praise his holy name. and his righteousness upon
Praise the Lord,, O my soul ; children's children; and forget not all his benefits Even upon such as keep hiy
Who forgiveth all thy sin, covenant, and think upon his and healeth all thine infirmi- commandments to do them. ties:
The Lord hath prepared his Who saveth thy life from de- seat in heaven, and his kingstruction, and crowneth theedom ruleth over all. with mercy and loving kind- Opraise the Lord, ye Angels Dess:
of his, ye that excel in strength; Who satisfieth thy, mouth ye that fulfil his commandment, with good things, making thee and hearken unto the voice of young and lusty as an eagle. his words.
The Lord executeth right- O praise the Lord, all ye his eousness and judgment, for all hosts; ye servants of his, that them that are oppressed with do his pleasure. wrong.
O speak good of the 1.0!
all ya works of his, in all places My bones are not hid from of his dominion: Praise thou thee, though I be made secretthe Lord, O my soul.
ly, and fashioned beneath in
the earth. SELECTION II.
Thine eyes did see my subFrom Psalm 139. Domine, stance, yet being imperfect; probasti.
and in thy book were all my Omeron, thou hast searched members written
Which day by day were thou kņowest my down-sitting, fashioned, when as set there and mine up-rising; thou un- was none of them. derstandest my thoughts long How dear are thy counsels hefore.
unto me, O God; O how great Thou art about my path, and is the sum of them! abont my bed, and spiest out If I tell them, they are more all my ways.
in number than the sand; when For lo, there is not a word I wake up, I am present with in my tongue, but thou, Othee. Lord, knowest it altogether. Try me, O God, and seek
Thou hast fashioned me be- the ground of my heart; prove hind and before, and laid thine me, and examine my thoughts. hand upon me.
Look well if there be any Such knowledge is too won- way of wickedness in me; and derful and excellent for me; I lead me in the way everlasting. cannot attain unto it.
Whither shall I go then from Psalm 145. Exaltabo te, Deus. thy Spirit ? or whither shall I WILL magnify thee, God, go then from thy presence ? my King, and I will praise
If I climb up into heaven, thy name for ever and ever. thou art there; if I go down to Every day will I give thanks hell, thou art there also. unto thee, and praise thy naine
If I take the wings of the forever and ever. morning, and remain in the ut- Great is the Lord, and martermost parts of the sea; vellous, worthy to be praised;
Even there also shall thy there is no end of his greatness. hand lead me, and thy right One generation shall praise hand shall hold me.
thy works unto another, and If I say, Peradventure the declare thy power. darkness shall cover me; then As for me, I will be talking shall my night be turned to day of thy worship, thy glory, thy
Yea, the darkness is no dark- praiso, and wondrous works; ness with thee, but the night is So that men shall speak of as clear as the day; the dark- the might of thy marvellous ness and light to thce are both acts; and I will also tell of thy alike.
greatness. For my reins are thine ; thou The memorial of thine abunhast covered me in my mo- dant kindness shall be showed, ther's womb.
and men shall sing of thy rightI will give thanks unto thes, eousness. for I am fearfully and wonder- The Lord is gracious and fully made : Marvellous are thy merciful; long-suffering, and works, and that my soul know- of great goodness. eth right well.
The Lord is loving unto every man, and his mercy is over my wickedness, and cleanse all bis works.
me from my sin: All thy works praise thee, O For I acknowledge my faults, Lord; and thy saints give and my sin is ever before me. thanke unto thee.
Against thee only have I sinThey show the glory, of thy ned, and done this evil in thy kingdom, and talk of thy pow- sight, that thou mightest be jusThat thy power, thy glory, when thou art judged. and mightiness of thy kingdom, Behold, I was shapen in might be known unto men. wickedness, and in sin hath my
Thy kingdom is an everlast- mother conceived me. ing kingdom, and thy dominion But lo, thou requirest truth endureth throughout all ages. in the inward parts, and shalt
The Lord opholdeth all such make me to understand wisas fall, and litteth up all those dom secretly. who are down.
Thou shalt purge me with The eyes of all wait upon hyssop, and I shall be clean thee, O Lord, and thou givest thou shalt wash me, and I shall them their meat in due season. be whiter than snow.
Thou openest thine band, Thou shalt make me hear of and fillest all things living with joy and gladness, that the bones plenteousnese.
which thou hast broken may The Lord is rightoous in all rejoice. his ways, and holy in all his Turn thy face from my sins, works.
and put out all my misdeeds. The Lord is nigh unto all Make me a clean heart, them that call upon himn; yea, God, and renew a right spirit all such as call upon him faith within me. fully,
Cast me not away from thy He will fulfil the desire of presence, and take not thy Hothose who fear him; he also ly Spirit from me. will hear their cry, and will O give me the comfort of thy help thein,
help again, and stablish me The
Lord preserveth all with thy free Spirit, those who love him; but scat- Then shall I teach thy ways tereth abroad all the ingodly. unto the wicked, and sinners
My mouth shall speak the shall be converted unto thee. praise of the Lord : and let all Deliver me from blood-guiltHesh give thanks unto his holy iness, O God, thou that art the name for ever and ever. God of my health ; and my
tongue shall sing of thy righteSELECTION HII.
ousness. From Psalm 51. Miserere
"Thou shalt open my lips, O
Lord, and my mouth shall inci, Deus.
show thy praise. AVE mercy upon me, O For thou desirest no sacrino; according to the multi-'but thou delightest not in burnttside of thy mercies, do away offerings. ruins offences.
The sacrifice of God is a Waslı she thoroughly from troubled spirit; a broken ane
From Psalm 42. Quemadmo- FR
contrite heart, O God, shalt SELECTION IV. thou not despise.
Psalı 37. Noli emulari.
"RET not thyself because dum.
of the ungodly; neither be
thou envious against the evil IKE as the hart desireth doers :
the water-brooks, so long- For they shall soon be cut eth my soul after thee, O God. down like the grass, and be
My soul is athirst for God, withered even as the green yea, even for the living God herb. When shall I come to appear
Put thou thy trust in the before the presence of God? Lord, and be doing good;
My tears have been my meat dwell in the land, and verily day and night; while they dai- thou shalt be fedt. ly say unto me, Where is now Delight thou in the Lord, and thy God?
he shall give thee thy heart's Now when I think thereup- desire. on, I pour out my heart by my- Commit thy way unto the self; for I went with
the multi- Lord, and pnt thy trust in him, tude, and brought them forth and lie shall bring it to pass. into the house of God,
He shall make thy righteousIn the voice of praise and ness as clear as the light; and thanksgiving, among such as thy just dealing as the noon-day. keep holy-day.
Hold thee still in the Lord, Why art thou so full of hea- and abide patiently upon him; viness, O my soul? and why but grieve not thyself at bim art thou so disquieted within whose way doth prosper, a
gainst the man that doeth after Put thy trust in God; for I evil counsels. will yet give bim thanks for the Leave off from wrath, and help of his countenance. let go displeasure ; fret not thy
The Lord hath granted his sell, else shalt thou be moved loving-kindness in the day- to do evil. time, and in the night-season
Wicked doers shall be rooted did I sing of him, and made my out; and they that patiently prayer unto the God of my abide the Lord, those shall inlife.
herit the land. will say unto the God of Yet a little while, and the my strength, Why hast thou ungodly shall be clean gone; forgotten me? why go I thus thou shalt look after his place, heavily, while the enemy op- and he shall be away, presseth me?
But the meek-spirited shail Namely, while they say dai- possess the earth, and shall be ly unto me, Where is now thy refreshed in the multitude of God?
peace. Why art thou so vexed, o The ungodly seeketh counsel my soul? and why art thou so against the just, and guasheth disquieted within me? upon him with his teeth.
put thy trust in God; for I The Lord shall laugh him to will yet thank him, who is the scorn; for he hath seen that his help of iny countenance and day is coming. y God.
'The ungodly have drawn out