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filed the dwelling-place of thy away ashamed; but let the poor name, even unto the ground. and needy give praise unto thy

9 Yea, they said in their name. hearts, Let us make havock of 23 Arise, O God, maintain them altogether: Thus have thine own cause ; remember they burnt up all the houses of how the foolish man blaspheGod in the land.

meth thee daily. 10 We see not our tokens; 24 Forget not the voice of there is not one prophet more thine enemies : the presumpno, not one is there among us, tion of them that hate thee inthat understandeth any more. creaseth ever more and more.

11 O God, how long shall the adversary do this dishonour? The fifteenth Day. how long shall the enemy blas

MORNING PRAYER. pheme thy name? for ever?

12 Why withdrawest thou Psalm 75. Confitebimur tibi. thy hand why pluckest thou UNTO The God, do we bosom, to consume the enemy do we give thanks.

13 For God is my King of 2 Thy name also is so nigh; old; the help that is done upon and that do thy wondrous earth, he doeth it himself. works declare.

14 Thou didst divide the se? 3 When I receive the conthrough thy power; thou bra-gregation, I shall judge accordkest the heads of the dragons in ing unto right. the waters.

4 The earth is weak, and all 15 Thou smotest the heads the inhabiters thereof: I bear of Leviathan in pieces, and ga- up the pillars of it. vest him to be meat for the 5 I said unto the fools, Deal people in the wilderness. not so madly; and to the un

16 Thou broughtest out foun- godly, Set not up your horn. tains, and waters out of the 6 Set not up your horn on hard rocks; thou driedst up high, and speak not with a stiff mighty waters.

neck; 17 'The day is thine, and the 7 For promotion cometh night is thine; thou hast pre- neither from the east, nor from pared the light and the sun. the west, nor yet from the

18 Thou hast set all the bor-sonth. ders of the earth; thou hast 8 And why ? God is the made summer and winter. Judge; he putteth down one,

19 Remember this, O Lord, and setteth up another. how the enemy hath rebuked; 9 For in the hand of tho and how the foolish people hath Lord there is a cup, and the blasphemed thy name. wine is red; it is full mixt, and

20 o deliver not the soul of he poureth out of the same. thy turtle dove unto the multi- 10 As for the dregs thereof, tude of the enemies; and for all the ungodly of the earth get not the congregation of the sball drink them, and suck poor for ever.

them out. 21 Look upon the covenant: 11 But I will talk of the God for all the earth is full of dark- of Jacob, and praise him for ness and cruel habitations. ever.

20 let not the simple go 12 All the horns of the un

godly also will I break, and the sought the Lord: my sore ran, horns of the righteous shall be and ceased not in the night exalted.

season; my soul refused com

fort. Psalm 76. Notus in Judæa.

3 When I am in heaviness, Ina Joeying Gadinkomen his my ilanik upon. God i when

2 At Salem is his tabernacle, plain. and his dwelling in Sion.

4 Thou holdest mine eyes 3 There brake he the arrows waking: I am so foeble that I of the bow, the shield, the cannot speak. sword, and the battle.

5 I have considered the 4 Thou art of more honour days of old, and the years that and might than the hills of the are past. robbers.

6 I call to remembrance my 5 The proud are robbed ; song, and in the night I com they have slept their sleep; mune with mine own heart, and and all the men whose hands search out my spirits. were mighty, have found no- 7 Will the Lord absent him. thing.

self for ever; and will he be no 6 At thy robuke, O God of more entreated ? Jacob, both the chariot and 8 Is his mercy clean gone for horse are fallen.

ever; and is his promise come 7 Thou, even thou art to be utterly to an end for evermore? feared : and who may stard in 9 Hath God forgotten to be thy sight, when thou art angry? gracious; and will he shut up

8 Thou didst cause thy judg- his loving kindness in disment 60-be heard from heaven; pleasure? the earth trembled, and was 10 And I said, It is mine own still,

mfirmity; but I will remember 9'When God arose to judg- the years of the right hand of ment, and to help all the meck the Most Highest.

11 I will remember the 10 The fierceness of man works of the Lord, and call to shall tum to thy praise, and the mind the wonders of old time. fierceness of them shalt thou 12 I will think also of all thy refrain.

works, and my talking shall be 11 Promise unto the Lord of thy doings. your God, and keep it, all ye 13 Thy way, O God, is holy: that are round about him; who is so great a God as our bring presents unto him that God? ought to be feared.

14 Thou art the God that 12 He shall refrain the spi doeth wonders, and hast derit

of princes, and is wonderful clared thy power among the among the kings of the earth. people. Psalm 77. Voce mea ad Do-vered thy people, even the sons

15 Thou hast mightily deliminum.

of Jacob and Joseph. WILL cry unto God with 16 The waters saw thee, O

upon earth.

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will I cry with my voice, and he were afraid ; the depths also shall hearken unto me.

were troubled. 2 In the time of my trouble I 17 The clouds poured out water, the air thundered, and 10 Like as the children of thine arrows went abroad. Ephraim; who being barness

18 The voice of thy thunder ed, and carrying bows, turned was heard round about: the themselves back in the day of lightnings shone upon the battle. ground; the earth was moved, 11 They kept not the coveand shook withal.

nant of God, and would not 19 Thy way is in the sea, and walk in his law; thy paths in the great waters, 12 But forgat what he had and thy footsteps are not done, and the wonderful works known.

that he had showed for them. 20 Thou leddest thy people 13 Marvellous things did he like sheep, by the hand of Mo- in the sight of our forefathers, ses and Aaron.

in the land of Egypt, even in

the field of Zoan. EVENING PRAYER. 14 He divided the sea, and let Psalm 78. Attendite, popule. waters to stand on an heap.

them go through; he made the HE

EAR my law, O my peo- 15 In the day-time also he led

ple; incline your ears un- them with a cloud, and all the to the words of my mouth. night through with a light of

2 I will open my mouth in a fire. parable; I will declare hard 16 He clave the hard rocks in sentences of old,

the wilderness, and gave them 3 Which we have heard and drink thereof, as it had been known, and such as our fathers out of the great depth. have told us;

17 He brought waters out of 4 That we should not hide the stony rock, so that it gushthem from the children of the ed out like the rivers. generations to come; but to 18 Yet for all this, they sinshow the honour of the lord, ned more against him, and prohis mighty and wonderful voked the Most Highest in the works that he hath done. wilderness.

5 He made a covenant with 19 They tempted God in their Jacob, and gave Israel a law, hearts, and required meat for which he commanded our fore-their lust. fathers to teach their children. 20 They spake against God

6 That their posterity might also, saying, Shall God prepare know it, and the children which a table in the wilderness? were yet unborn ;

21 He smote the stony rock 7 To the intent that when indeed, that the water gushed they came up, they might show out, and the streams flowed their children the same; withal; but can he give bread

8 That they might put their also, or provide flesh for his trust in God; and not to forget people ? the works of God, but to keep 22 When the Lord heard his commandments;

this, he was wroth; so the fire 9 And not to be as their fore- was kindled in Jacob, and there fathers, a faithless and stubborn came up heavy displeasure generation; a generation that against Israel; set not their hoart aright, and 23 Because they believed not whose spirit cleaveth not stead-in God, and put not their trust fastly unto God

in bis help.

24 So he commanded thel, 39 Yea, many a time turned clouds above, and opened the he his wrath away, and wonld doora of heaven.

not suffer his whole displeasure 25 He ruined down manna to arise : also upon them for to eat, and 40 For he considered that gave them food from heaven. they were but flesh, and that

26 So man did eat angel's they were even a wind that food ; for he sent them meat passeth away, and cometh not enough.

again. 27 He caused the east wind 41 Many a time did they proto blow under heaven; and voke him in the wilderness, and through his power he brought grieved him in the desert. in the southwest wind.

42 They turned back, and 28 He rained flesh upon them tempted God; and moved the as thick as dust, and feathered Holy One in Israel. fowls

like as the sand of the sea. 43 They thought not of his 29 He let it fall among their hand, and of the day when he tents, even round about their delivered them from the hand habitation.

of the enemy. 30 So they did eat and were 44 How he had wrought his well filled; for he gave them miracles in Egypt, and his wontheir own desire: they were not ders in the field of Zoan. disappointed of their lust. 45 He turned their waters

31 But while the meat was into blood, so that they might yet in their mouths, the heavy not drink of the rivers. wrath of God came upon them, 46 He sent lice among them, and slew thewealthiest of them; and devoured them up, and yea, and smote down the cho-frogs to destroy them. sen men that were in Israel. 47 He gave their fruit unto

32 But for all this, they sin, the caterpillar, and their labour ned yet more, and believed unto the grasshopper. not his wondrous works.

48 He destroyed their vines 33 Therefore their days did with hail-stones, and their mulhe consume in vanity, and their berry trees with the frost. years in trouble.

49 He smote their cattle also 34 When he slew them, they with hail-stones and their flocks sought him, and turned them with hot thunder-bolts. early, and inquired after God. 50 He cast upon them the fu

35 And they remembered riousness of his wrath, anger, that God was their strength, displeasure, and trouble; and and that the high God was sent evil angels among them, their Redeemer.

51 He made a way to his in36 Nevertheless, they did but dignation, and spared not their flatter him with their mouth, soul from death: but gave their and dissembled with him in life over to the pestilence; their tongue.

52 Apd smote all the first37 For their heart was not born in Egypt, the most prinwhole with him, neither conti-sipa) and mightiest in the dwellnued they steadfast in his co-ings of Ham. venant.

53 But as for his own people, 38 But he was so merciful, he led them forth like sheep. that he forgave

their misdeeds, and carried them in the wilder and destroyed them not. ness like a flock.

54 He brought them out safe- 69 But chose the tribe of July, that they should not fear, dah, even the hill of Sion, which and overwhelmed their enemies he loved. with the sea.

70 And there he built his 55. And brought them within temple on high, and laid the the borders of his sanctuary, foundation of it like the ground even to his mountain, which he which he hath made continupurchased with his right hand. ally.

56 He cast out the heathen 71 He chose David also his aleo before them, caused their servant, and took him away land to be divided among them from the sheep-folds : for an heritage, and made the 72 As he was following the tribes of Israel to dwell in their ewes great with young ones, be tents.

took him, that be might feed 57 So they tempted and dis- Jacob his people, and Israel his pleased the most high God, and inheritance. kept not his testimonies;

73 So he fed them with a 58 But turned their backs, faithful and true heart,, and and fell away like their fore- ruled them prudently with all fathers; starting aside like a his power. broken bow.

59 For they grieved him with The sitteenth Day. their hill-altars, and provoked MORNING PRAYER. him to displeasure with their Psalm 79. Deus, venerunt. images. GU When God heard this, he O GOD, the heathen , are

come into tbine inheriwas wroth, and took sore dis- tance; thy holy temple have pleasure at Israel;

they defiled, and made Jerusa61 So that he forsook the lem an heap of stones. tabernacle in Silo, even the 2 The dead bodies of thy sertent that he had pitched among vants have they given to be

meat unto the fowls of the air, 62 He delivered their power and the flesh of thy saints unto into captivity, and their beauty the beasts of the land. into the enemies' hand.

3 Their blood have they shed 63 He gave his people over like water on every side of Jealso unto the sword, and was rusalem, and there was no man wroth with his inheritance. to bury them.

64 The fire consumed their 4 We are become an open young men, and their maidens shame to our enemies, a very were not given to marriage. scorn and derision unto them

65 Their priests were slain that are round about us. with the sword, and there were 5 Lord, how long wilt thou no widows to make lamenta- be angry? shall thy jealousy tion.

burn like fire for ever! 66 So the Lord awaked as 6 Pour out thine indignation one out of sleep, and like a giant upon the heathen that have not refreshed with wine.

known thee; and upon the 67 He smote his enemies in kingdoms that have not called the 'hinder parts, and put them upon thy name: to a perpetual shame.

7 For they have devoured 68 He refused the tabernacle Jacob, and laid waste his of Joseph, and chose not the dwelling-place. tribo of Ephraim;

8 0 remember not our old


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