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the sword, and have bent their The unrighteous shall be pubow, to cast down the poor and nished; as for the seed of the needy, and to slay such as are ungodly, it shall be rooted out. of a right conversation.

The righteous shall inherit Their sword shall go through the land, and dwell therein for their own heart, and their bow ever. shall be broken.

The mouth of the righteous A small thing that the right-is exercised in wisdom, and his eous bath, is better than great tongue will be talking of judg. riches of the ungodly;

ment. For the arms of the ungodly The law of his God is in his shall be broken, and the Lord heart, and his goings shall not upholdeth the righteous. slide.

The Lord knoweth the days The ungodly seeth the rightof the godly; and their inheri- eous, and seeketh occasion to Lance shall endure for ever. slay him.

They shall not be confound- The Lord will not leave him ed in the perilous time; and in in his hand, nor condemn him the days dearth they shall when he is judged. have enough

Hope thou in the Lord, and As for the ungodly, they keep his way, and he shall proshall perish, and the enemies of mote thee, that thou shalt posthe Lord shall consume as the sess the land : when the ungodfat of lambs; yea, even as the ly shall perish, thou shalt see it. smoke shall they consume I myself have seen the unaway.

godly in great power, and flouThe ungodly borroweth, and rishing like a green bay-tree. payeth not again; but the right- I went by, and lo, he was cous is merciful and liberal.

gone : I sought bim, but his Such as are blessed of God, place could no where be found. shall possess the land, and they Keep innocency, and take that are cursed of him, sball be heed unto the thing that is right; rooted out.

for that shall bring a man peace The Lord ordereth a good at the last. man's going, and maketh his As for the transgressors, they way acceptable to himself. shall perish together; and the

Though he fall, he shall not end of the ungodly is, they shall be cast away; for the Lord up-be rooted out at the last. holdeth him with his hand. But the salvation of the right

I have been young, and now eous cometh of the Lord, who am old, and yet saw I never the is also their strength in the time righteous forsaken, nor his seed of trouble. begging their bread.

And the Lord shall stand by The righteous is ever merci- them, and save them; he shall ful, and lendeth; and his seed deliver them from the ungodly, is blessed.

and shall save them, because Flee from evil, and do the they put their trust in him. 3! thing that is good, and dwell for evermore.

SELECTION V. For the Lord loveth the Psalm 1. Beatus vir, quid non thing that is right; he forsaketh

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counsel of the ungodly, nor Whoso doeth these things, stood in the way of sinners, and shall never fall. hath nut sat in the seat of the scornful:

Psalm 91. Qui habitat. But his delight is in the law HOSO dwelleth under he exercise himself day and High, shall abide under the night.

shadow of the Almighty.. Aud he shall be like a tree I will say unto the Lord, plauted by the water-side, that Thou art my hope, and my will bring forth his fruit in due strong hold; my God, in kina season.

will I trust. His leaf also shall not wither; For he shall deliver thee and look, whatsoever he doeth, from the snare of the hunter, itsbull prosper.

and from the noisome pestiAs for the ungodly, it is not lence. so with them, but they are like He shall defend thee under the chaff which the wind scat- his wings, and thou shalt be sufe tereti, away from the face of under bis feathers; his faithfulthe earth,

ness and truth shall be thy Therefore the ungodly shall shield and buckler. not be able to stand in the Thou shalt not be afraid for jalgment, neither the sinners any terror by night, nor for the in the congregation of the right- arrow that fieth by day;

For the pestilence that walkBut the Lord knoweth the eth in darkness, nor for the sickway of the righteous; and the ness that destroyeth in the way of the ungodly shall perish. noon-day. Psalm 15. Domine, quis ha- thee, and ten thousand at thy

A thousand shall fall beside bitabit ?

right hand; but it shall not LORP beroescle ore who ORD, who shall dwell in come nigh thee.

Yea, with thine eyes shalt shall rest upon thy holy hill ? thou bebold, and see the re

Even he that leadeth an un- ward of the ungodly. corrupt life, and doeth the For thou, Lord, art my hope; thing which is right, and speak-thou hast set thine house of de eth the truth from his heart: fence very high.

He that hath used no deceit There shall no evil happen in his tongue, nor done evil to upto thee, neither shall any his neighbour, and hath not plague come nigh thy dwelling slandered his neighbour : For he shall give his Angels

He that setteth not by him-charge over thee, to keep thee self, but is lowly in his own in all thy ways. eyes, and maketh much of them They shall bear thee in their that fear the Lord :

hands; that thou hurt not thy He that sweareth unto his foot against a stone. neighbour, and disappointeth Thou shalt go upon the lion him not, though it were to his and adder; the young lion and own hindrance :

the dragon shalt thou tread unHe that hath not given his der thy feet. money, upon usyry, nor taken Because he hath get his love Teward against the innocent: upon me, therefore will I de


liver him; I will set him up, O let thine ears consider well because he hath known my the voice of my complaint. name,

me shall call upon me, and I to mark What is one amirs, ne will hear him; yea, I am with Lord, who may abide it ? him in trouble; I will deliver For there is mercy with thee; him, and bring him to honour. therefore shalt thou be feared

With long life will I satisfy I look for the Lord; my soul him, and show him my salva-doth wait for him; in his word tion.

is my trust.

My soul fleeth unto the Lord SELECTION VI. before the morning watch; I From Psalm 32. Beati,quorum. say, before the morning watch. Blishteenstelse is forgiven, for with the Lord'here is moet and whose sin is covered. cy, and with him is plenteous

Blessed is the man unto redemption. whom the Lord imputeth no

And he shall redeem Israel sin, and in whose spirit there is from all his sins. no guile.

Psalm 121. Levavi oculos I will acknowledge my sin

meos. unto thee; and mine unright- I WILL lift up mine eyes un

I said, I will confess my sins cometh my help. unto the Lord ; and so thou for- My help cometh even from gavest the wickedness of my the Lord, who hath made heasin.

ven and earth. For this shall every one that He will not suffer thy foot to is godly make his prayer unto be moved, and he that keepeth thee, in a time when thou may-thee will not sleep. est be found; but in the great Behold, he that keepeth Iswater floods they shall not rael shall neither slumber nor come nigh him.

sleep. Thou art a place to hide me The Lord himself is thy in; thou shalt preserve me from keeper ; the Lord is thy defence trouble; thou shalt compass me upon thy right hand : about with songs of deliver- So that the sun shall not burn ance.

thee by day; neither the moon thee in the way wherein thou The Lord shall preserve thee

I will inform thee, and teach by night. with mine eye. I will guide thee from all evil; year, it ke eben

he that shall keep thy soul. Great plagues remain for the The Lord shall preserve thy trust in the Lord, mercolemi Folines out and thy coming in,

this time forth for everbraceth him on every side. more.

Be glad, O ye righteous, and rejoice in the Lord; and be SELECTION VII. joyful, all ye that are true of Psalm 23. Dominus regit me. heart, Psalm 130. De profundis. TVE Lord is my shepherd;

have therefore can I lack noed unto thee, O Lord; thing. Lord, hear my voice.

He shall foed me in a green

pastare, and lead me forth be- Lord shall want no manner of side the waters of comfort. thing that is good.

He shall convert my soul, Come,ye children, and hearkand bring me forth in the paths en unto me: I will teach you of righteousness for his name's the fear of the Lord. sake.

What man is he that lasteth Yea, though I walk through to live, and would fain see good the valley of the shadow of days ? death, I will fear no evil ; for Keep thy tongue from evil, thou art with me; thry rod and and thy lips, that they speak thy staff comfort me.

no guile. Thou shalt prepare a table Eschew evil, and do good; before me against them that seek peace, and ensue it. trouble me; thou hast anoint- The eyes of the Lord are ed my head with oil, and my over the righteous, and his ears cup shall be full.

are open unto their prayers., But thy loving kindness and The countenance of the Lord mercy shall follow me all the is against them that do evil, to days of my life; and I will root out the remembrance of dwell in the house of the Lord them from the earth. for ever.


The righteous cry, and the Psalm 34. Benediciam Domino. Lord heareth them, and deli

vereth them out of all their I will healware very thanke trouble...

The Lord is nigh unto those shall ever be in my mouth. who are of a contrite heart, and

My soul shall make her boast will save such as are of an in the Lord; the humble shall humble spirit. hear thereof, and be glad. Great are the troubles of the

O praise the Lord with me; righteous; but the Lord deliand let us magnify his name vereth him ont of all. together.

He keepeth all his bones, so I sought the Lord, and he that not one of them is broken. heard me; yea, he delivered But misfortune shall slay the me out of all my fear.

ungodly; and they that hate They had an eye unto him, the righteous shall

be desolate. and were lightened ; and their The Lord delivereth the faces were not ashamed. soul of his servants; and all

Lo, the poor crieth, and the they that put their trust in him Lord heareth him ; yea, and shall not be destitute. saveth him out of all his trou

Psalm 65. Te dceet hymnus. ules.


Angel of the Lord tar: THU:00 Gada aut praised

in Sion; and unto thee fear him, and delivereth them. shall the vow be performed in

O taste, and see, how gra- Jerusalem. cious the Lord is: blessed is Thou that hearest the prayer, the man that trusteth in him. unto thee shall all flesh come.

O fear the Lord, ye that are My misdeeds prevail against his Saints; for they that fear me: O be thou merciful unto him lack nothing.

our sins. The lions do lack, and suffer Blessed is the man whom Bonger; but they who seek the thou chooscst, und receivest


onto thee . he shall dwell in My soul hath a desire and thy court, and shall be satisfied longing to enter into the courts with the pleasures of thy of the Lord; my heart and my house, even of thy holy temple. flesh rejoice in the living God.

Thou shalt show us wonder- Yea, the sparrow hath found ful things in thy righteousness, her an house, and the swallow O God of our salvation; thou a nest, where she may lay ber that art the hope of all the young ; even thy altars, O Lord ends of the earth, and of them of hosts, my King and my God. that remain in the broad sea. Blessed are they that dwell in

Who in his strength setteth thy house; they will be alway ed about with power.

Blessed is the man whose Who stilleth the raging of strength is in thee; in whose the sea, and the noise of his heart are thy ways. waves, and the madness of the Who going through the vale 12

of misery, use it for a well; and They also that dwell in the the pools are filled with water. uttermost parts of the earth 'They will go from strength to shall be afraid at thy tokens, strength, and unto the God of thou that makest the out-go-gods appeareth every one of ings of the morning and even-them in Sion. ing to praise thee.

O Lord God of hosts, hear Thou visitest the earth, and my prayer; hearken, O God of

makest it very Jacob. plenteous.

For one day in thy courts is The river of God is full of better than a thousand. water: thou preparest their I had rather be a door-keepcorn, for so thou providest for er in the house of my God, the earth.

Thou watereșt her furrows; Mited well in the tents of unthou sendest rain into the little For the Lord God is a light vallies thereof; tbou makest it and defence; the Lord will soft with the drops of rain, and give grace and worship; and no blessest the increuse of it. good thing shall he withhold Thou crownest the year with from them that live a godly thy goodness, and thy clouds life.

them that liv drop fatness.

Lord God of hosts, blessed They shall drop upon the is the man that putteth his trust dwellings of the wilderness, in thee. and the little hills shall rejoice on every side.

Psalm 85. Benedixisti, The folds shall be full of

Domine. , L

ORD, thou art become grastand so thick with corn, that cious into thy land; theu they shall laugh and sing. hast turned away the captivity

of Jacob. SELECTION VIII. Thou hast forgiven the ofFrom Psalm 84. Quam fence of thy people, and coverHar dilecta !

led all their sins. HOW amiable are thy Thou hast taken away all thy hosts! BORDO from thy wrathful indignation

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