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Psalm 81. Exultate Deo. but their time should have enS. TING we merrily unto God, dured for ever,

our strength, make a cheer- 17 He should have fed them ful noise unto the God of Jacob. I also with the finest wheat flour;

2 Take the psalm, bring hi- and with honey out of the stony ther the tabret, the merry harp, rock should I have satisfied with the lute.

thee, 3 Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, even in the EVENING PRAYER. time appointed, and upon our

Psalm 82. Deus stetit. solemn feast day.

4 For this was made a fta- GoDistandeth in the congretute for Israel, and a law of the God of Jacob.

Judge among gods. 5 This

he ordained in Joseph 2 How long will ye give for a testimony, when he came wrong judgment, and accept out of the land of Egypt, and the persons of the ungodly? had heard a strange

language. 3 Defend the poor and fa6 I eased his shoulder from therless ; see that such as are in the burden, and his hands were need and necessity have right. delivered from making the pots. 4 Deliver the outcast and

7 Thou calledst upon me in poor; save them from the hand troubles, and I delivered thee, of the ungodly. and heard thee what time as 5 They will not be learnod, the storm fell upon thee. nor understand, but walk on 8 I proved thee also at the still in darkness : all

the foundawaters of strifo.

tions of the earth are out of 9 Hear, O my people; and I course. will assure thee, O Israel, if 6. I have said, Ye are gods, thou wilt hearken unto me. and ye are all the children of

10 There shall no strange god the Most Highest ; be in thee, neither shalt thou 7 But ye shall die like men, worship any other god. and fall like one of the princes.

11 I am the Lord thy God, 8 Arise, O God, and judge who brought thee out of the thou the earth; for thou shalt land of Egypt: open thy mouth take all heathen to thine inhcwide, and I shall fill it. ritance.

12 But my people would not Psalm 83. Deus, quis similis ? hear my voice; and Israel would not obey me:

13 So I gave them up unto God, keep not still sitheir own hearts' lusts, and let lence: refrain not thyself, O them follow their own imagina-God; tions.

2 For lo, thine enemies make 14 ° that my people would a murmuring; and they that have hearkened unto me; for if hate thee have lift up their Israel had walked in my ways, head,

15 I should soon have put 3 They have imagined craftidown their enemies, and turned ly against thy people, and taken my hand against their adver- counsel against thy secret ones. saries,

4 They have said, Come, and 16 The haters of the Lord let us root them out, that they should have been found liars;l be no more a people, and that



the name of Israel may be no 2 My soul hath a desire and more in remembrance.

longing to enter into the courts 5 For they have cast their of the Lord; my heart and my heads together with one con- flesh rejoice in the living God. sent, and are confederate 3 Yea, the sparrow hath against thee;

found her an house, and the 6 The tabernacles of the swallow a nest, where she may Edomites, and the Ishmaelites; lay her youngs even thy altars, the Morbites, and Hagarenes; O Lord of hosts, my King and

7 Gebal, and Ammon, and my God. Amalek; the Philistines, with 4 Blessed are they that dwell them that dwell at Tyre. in thy house; they will be al

8 Assur also is joined with way praising thee. them, and have holpen the 5 Blessed is the man whose children of Lot.

strength is in thee; in whose 9 But do thou to them as heart are thy ways. unto the Midianites; unto Sise- 6 Who, going through the ra, and unto Jabin at the brook vale of misery, use it for a well; of Kison ;

and the pools are filled with 10 Who perished at Endor, water. and became as the dung of the 9 They will go from strength earth.

to strength, and unto the God 11 Make them and their of gods appeareth every one of prinees like Oreb and Zeb; yea, them in Sion. snake all their princes like as 8 O Lord God of hosts, hear Zeba and Sainiana ;

my prayer; hearken, O God of 12 Who say, Let us take to Jacob: ourselves the houses of God in 9 Behold, O God, our depossession.

fender, and look upon the face 13 O my God, make them of thine Anointed. like unto a wheel, and as the 10 For one day in thy courts stabble before the wind. is better than a thousand.

14 Like as the fire that burn- 11 I had rather be a dooreth up the wood, and as the keeper in the house of my God, flame that consumeth the than to dwell in the tents of mountains.

ungodliness. 15 Persecute them even so 12 For the Lord God is a with thy tempest, and make light and defence the Lord them afraid with thy storm. will give grace and worship;

16 Make their faces asham- and no good thing shall he with ed, O Lord, that they may seek hold from them that live a godtby name.

ly life. 17 Let them be confounded 13 O Lord God of hosts, and vexed ever mere and blessed is the man that putteth more; let them be put to shame, his trust in thee. and perish. 18 And they shall know that

Psal. 85. Benedizisti, Domine. thou, whose name is Jehovah, LORD, thou art become gran all the earth.

hast turned away the captivity Psalm 84. Quam dilecta! of Jacob.

HOW amiable are thy 2 Thou hast forgiven the of

dwellings, thou Lord of fence of thy people, and cohosts!

vered all their sins.

3 Thou hast taken away all servant; for unto thee, O Lord, thy displeasure, and turned do I lift up my soul. thyself from thy wrathful in- 5 For thou, Lord, art good dignation.

and gracious, and of great mer4 Turn us then, O God our cy unto all them that call upon Saviour, and let thine anger thee. cease from us.

6 Give ear, Lord, unto my 5 Wilt thou be displeased at prayer, and ponder the voice us for ever? and wilt thou of my bumble desires. stretch out thy wrath from one 7 In the time of my trouble generation to another ? I will call upon thee; for thou

6 Wilt thou not turn again, hearest me. and quicken us, that thy peo- 8 Among the gods there is ple may rejoice in thee? none like unto thee, O Lord;

7 Show us thy mercy, Othere is not one that can do as Lord, and grant us thy salva- thou doest. tion.

9 All nations whom thou 8 I will herken what the hast made, shall come and Lord God will say concerning worship thee, O Lord; and me;

for he shall speak peace shall glorify thy name. unto his people, and to his 10 For thou art great, and saints, that they turn not again.doest wondrous things thou

9 For his salvation is nigh art God alone. them that fear him; that glory 11 Teach me thy way, 0 may dwell in our land. Lord, and I will walk in thy

10 Mercy and truth are met truth: O knit my heart unto together; righteousness and thee, that I may fear thy name. peace have kissed each other. 12 I will thank thee, O Lord

11 Truth shall flourish out of my God, with all my heart; the earth, and righteousness and will praise thy name for hath looked down from heaven. evermore.

12 Yea, the Lord shall show 13 For great is thy mercy toloving kindness, and our land ward me; and thou hast delishall give her increase. vered my soul from the nether

13 Righteousness shall go most heli. before him, and he shall direct 14 O God, the proud are his going in the way.

risen against me; and the con

gregations of naughty men The seventeenth Day. have sought after iny soul, and MORNING PRAYER.

have not set thee before their

eyes. Psalm 86. Inclina, Domine. 15 But thou, O Lord God,

OW down thine ear, O art full of compassion and mer

B me,

am poor, and in misery. goodness and truth.

2 Preserve thou my soul; 16 O turn thee then unto me, for I am holy: my God, save and have mercy upon me, give thy servant that putteth his thy strength unto thy servant, trust in thee.

and help the son of thine hand3 Be merciful unto me, o maid. Lord; for I will call daily up- 17 Show some token upon on thee.

me for good; that they who 4 Comfort the soul of thy hate me may see it, and be

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