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Turn us then, O God our Sa- Thy testimonies, O Lord, are viour, and let thine anger cease very sure: holiness becoineth fron us.

thine house for ever. Wilt thou be displeased at us Psalm 97. Dominus regnavit. for ever? and wilt thou stretch out on Moraether am one gene- THE LOrdis Kines the earth

Wilt thou not turn again, and the multitude of the isles may quicken us, that thy people be glad thereof. miy rejoice in thee?

Clouds and darkness are Show us thy mercy, O Lord, round about him; righteousness and grant us thy salvation. and judgment are the habitation

I will bearken what the Lord of his seat. God will say concerning me; There shall go a fire before for he shall speak peace unto him, and burn up his enemies his people, and to his saints, on every side. that they turn not again.

His lightnings gave shine unFor hissalvation is nigh them to the world; the earth saw it, that foar him; that glory may and was afraid. dwell in our land.

The hills melted like wax at Mercy and truth are met to- the presence of the Lord ; at gether; righteousness and peace the presence of the Lord of the have kissed each other.

whole earth. Truth shall flourish out of the The heavens have declared earth, and righteousness hath his righteousness, and all the louked down from heaven. people have seen his glory.

Yea, the Lord shall show lo- Confounded be all they that ving kindness; and our land worship carved images, and shall give her increase. that delight in vain gods: wor

Righteousness shall go before ship him, all ye gods. him and he shall direct his Sion heard of it, and rejoiced; going in the way.

and the daughters of Juda were Psalın 93. Dominus regnavit. slad, because of thy judgments,

O Lord.
TE Lord is King, and hath For thou, Lord, art higher

put on glorious apparel ; than all that are in the earth;
the Lord hath put on his appa- thou art exalted far above all
rel, and girded himself with gods.

Oye that love the Lord, see He hath made the round that ye hate the thing which is world so sure, that it cannot be evil: the Lord preserveth the moved.

soul of his saints; he shall deEver since the world began, liver them from the hand of the hath thy seat been prepared ungodly. Thru art from everlasting. There is sprung up a light for

The foods are risen, O Lord, the righteous, and joyful gladthe floods have lift up their ness for such as are true-heartvoice; the floods lift up their ed. waves.

Rejoice in the Lord, ye rightThe waves of the sea are eous, and give thanks for a mighty, and rage horribly; but remembrance of his holiyet the Lord, who dwelleth on ness. high, is inightier

SELECTION IX. | judgment; the earth is full of Psalm 8. Domine, Dominus the goodness of the Lord. noster.

By the word of the Lord 0

LORD, our Governor, how were the heavens made, and I

excellent is thy name in the hosts of them by the breath all the world; thou that hast set of his mouth. thy glory above the heavops! He gathered the waters of

Out of the month of very the sea together, as it were upon babes and sucklings hast thou an henp; and layeth up the ordained strength, because of deep, us in a treasure-house. thine enemies, that thou might- Let all the earth fear the est still the enemy and the Lord ; stand in awe of him, all avenger.

ye that dwell in the world : For I will consider thy hea- For he spake, and it was vens, even the works of thy fin- done; he commanded, and it gers; the moon and the stars stood fast. which thou hast ordained. From Psalm 147. Laudate Wbat is man, that thou art

Dominum. mindfihlof hinu ? and the son of O PRALSE, the Lord, for mit

Thou madest him lower than praises unto our God: yes, a the angels, to crown bim with joyful and pleasant thing it is glory and worship.

to be thankful. Thou makest him to have do- The Lord doth build up .Jominion of the works of thy rusalem, and gather together hands; and thou hast put all the outcasts of Israel. things in subjection

under his He healeth those that are feet,

broken in heart, and giveth meAll sheep and oxen; yea, and dicine to beal their sickness. the beasts of the field;

He telleth the number of the The fowls of the air, and the stars, and calleth them all by fishes of the sea; and whatso- their names. ever walketh through the paths Great is our Lord, and great of the seas.

is his power: yea, and his wisO Lord, our Governor, how dom is infinite. excellent is thy name in all the The Lord setteth up the world!

meek, and bringeth the ungodFrom Psalm 33. Erultate, ly down to the ground. justi.

O sing unto the Lord with righteous; for it becometh the harp unto our God; well the just to be thankful. Who covereth the heaven

Praise the Lord with harp; with clouds, and prepareth rain sing praises unto him with the for the earth; and maketh the lute, and instrument of ten grass to grow upon the moun strings.

tains, and the herb for the use Sing unto the Lord a new of men ; song ; sing, praises unto him Who giveth fodder unto the with a good courage.

cattle, and feedeth the young For the word of the Lord ravens that call upon him. is true, and all his works are The Lord's delight is in those faithful.

who fear him, and put their He loveth righteousness and I trust in his mercy,

, upon

Praise the Lord, O Jerusa- Sing, unto the Lord, and lem; praise thy God, O Sion. praise his name ; be telling of

For he hath made fast the his salvation from day to day. burs of thy gates, and hath Declare his honour unto the blessed thy children within thec. heathen, and his wonders unto

He maketh peace in thy bor-all people. ders, and filleth thee with the For the Lord is great, and flour of wheat.

cannot worthily be praised; he He sendeth forth his com- is more to be feared than all mandment upon earth, and his gods. word runneth very swiftly. Psalm 148. Laudate DomiHe giveth snow like wool,

num. and scattereth the hoar-frost O PRAISE Iike Lord of hone

He casteth forth his ice like height. morsels; who is able to abide Praise him, all ye angels of his frost ?

his; praise him, all his host. á He sendeth out his word, and Praise him, sun and moon; melteth them: he bloweth with praise him, all ye stars and his wind, and the waters flow. light.

He showeth his word unto Praise him, all ye heavens, Jacob, his statutes and ordi- and yo waters that are above nances unto Israel.

the heavens. He hath not dealt so with Let them praise the name of any nation; neither have the the Lord; for he spake the heathen knowledge of his laws.word, and they were made ; From Psalın 57. Miscrere he commanded, and they were mei, Deus.

created. SET

E'T up thyself, O God, above lle hath made them fast for

the heavens; and thy glory ever and ever; he hath given above all the earth.

them a law which shall not be My heart is fixed, O God, my broken. heart is fixed; I will sing and Praise the Lord upon earth, give praise.

ye dragons, and all deeps ; Awake up, my glory; awake, Fire and hail, snow and valute and harp: I myself will pours, wind and storm, fulfillawake right early:

ing his word; I will give thanks unto thee, Mountains and all hills; fruitO Lord, among the people; and ful trees and all cedars; I will sing unto thee among the Beasts and all cattle ; worms nations.

and feathered fowls; For the greatness of thy mer- Kings of the earth and all cy reacheth unto the heavens, people; princes and all judges and thy truth unto the clouds. of the world, Set up thyself, O God, above Young men

and maidens, old the heavens; and thy glory men and children, praise the above all the earth.

name of the Lord; for his name

only is excellent, and his praise SELECTION X. above heaven and earth. From Psalm 96. Cantate Do- He shall exalt the horn of his mino.

people :. all his saints shall O SING unto the Lord a praise him ; even the children

new song; sing unto the of Israel, evon the people that Lord, all the whole earth. serveth him.

From Psalm 149. Cantate hath anointed thee with the oil Dornino.

of gladness above thy fellows. SING unto the Lord à 0

My song shall be alway of the new song ; let the congre- loving kindness of the Lord; gation of saints praise him. with my mouth will I ever be

Let Israel rejoice in him that showing thy truth, from one made him; and let the chil generation to another. dren of Sion be joyful in their For I have said, Mercy shall King.

be set up for ever; thy truth Let them praise his name in shalt thou establish in the heathe dance; let them sing praises vens. unto him with tabret and harp. The Lord is our defence; the

For the Lord hath pleasure holy One of Israel is our king: in his people, and helpeth the Thou spakest some time in mcek-hearted.

visions unto thy saints, and Psalm 150. Laudate Domi

saidst, I have said help up

on one that is mighty, I have num.

exalted one chosen out of the 0

PRAISE God in his ho-people.

liness; praise him in the I will set his dominion in the firmament of his power, sea, and his right hand in the

Praise him in his noble acts; Noods. praise him according to his ex

And I will make him my cellent greatness.

first-born, higher than the kings Praise him in the sound of of the carth. the trumpet; praise him upon The Lord said unto my Lord, the lute and harp.

Sit thou on my right hand, unPraise him in the cymbals til I make thine eneinies thy and dances; praise him upon footstool. the strings and pipe.

The Lord shall send the rod * Praise him upon the well tu- of thy power out of Sion; be ped cymbals; praise him upon thou ruler, even in the midst the loud cymbals.

among thine enemies. Let everything that hath In the day of thy power shall breath praise the Lord. the people offer thee free-will

offerings with an holy worship: TT Portions of Psalms, to be the dew of thy birth is of the

sung or said, at Morning womb of the morning. Prayer, on certain Feasts The Lord sware, and will and Fasts, instead of the not repent, Thou art a priest Venite Exultemus, when any for ever, after the order of Melof the foregoing Selections chizedek. are to follow instead of the Psalms, as in the Talle.


From Psalms 32, 38, 130. CHRISTMAS-DAY. LESSED is he whose unFrom Psalms 45, 89, 110.

and whose sin is covered.

Blessed is the man unto T HY seat, o God, endureth

for ever; the sceptre of whom the Lord imputeth no thy kingdom is a right sceptre. sin, and in whose spirit there

Thou hast loved righteous- is no guile. ness, and hated iniquity; Put ine not to rebuke. wherefore God, even thy God, I Lord, in thine anger; neit

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chasten me in thy heavy dis-10 Lord : O my strength, haste pleasure:

thee to help me. For thine arrows stick fast in Thy rebuke hath broken my me, and thine hand presseth me heart; I am full of heaviness: Bore.

I looked for some to have pity My wickednesses are gone on me, but there was no man; over my head, and are like a neither found I any to contort sore burden, too heavy for me me. to bear.

They gave me gall to eat; I will confess my wicked- and when I was thirsty, thog nras, and be sorry for my sin gave me vinegar to drink.

Haste thee to help mo, O Sacrifice and meat-offering Lord God of my salvation. thou wouldest not; but mine

Dat of the deep have I call- ears hast thou opened. ed unto thee, O Lord; Lord, Burnt-offerings and sacrifice hear my voice.

for sin hast thou not required: Let thine ears be attentive to Then said I, Lo, I come; the voice of my supplications. In the volume of the book it

If thou, Lord, shouldest be is written of me, that I should extreme to mark what is done fittil thy will, my God: 1 amiss, O Lord, who shall am content to do ityea, thy Stund?

law is within my heart.
But there is forgiveness with
thee, that thou mayest be ASCENSION-DAY.

From Psalmıs 24, 47.
From Psalms 22, 69, 40.

gates, and be ye lift up,

ye everlasting doors, and the on hast thou

Who is the King glory? forsaken me? and art so far the Lord strong, and mighty; froin niy health, and from the even the Lord miglity in battle. worls of my complaint ? Lift up your heads, O yo

But thou art holy, O thou gates, and be ye lift up, ye that inhabitest the praises of Is- everlasting doors, and the King raol.

of glory shall come in. I am a worm, and no man; Who is the King of glory? a reproach of men, and despi- even the Lord of hosts, he is sed of the people.

the King of glory. All they that see me laugh me O clap your hands together, to scorn; they shoot out the lip, all ye people ; shout unto God they shake the head, saying, with the voice of triumph.

He trusted in God, that he For the Lord most high is would deliver him; let hiin de- terrible ; he is a great King over liver him, if he will have him. all the earth.

The counsel of the wicked God is gone up with a shout; layeth siege against me; they the Lord with the sound of a pierced my hands and my fect. trumpet.

They part my garments a- Sing praises to God, sing mong them, and cast lots upon praises : sing praises unto our my vesture.

King, sing praises.
But be not thou far from me, God reigneth over the hea-

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