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my son, this day have I begotten a dove covered with silver, and her thee.

feathers with yellow gold. Desire of me, and I shall give thee Thou hast ascended on high ; thou the heathen for thine inheritance, hast led captivity captive; thou hast and the utmost parts of the earth for received gifts for men; yea, for the thy possession.

rebellious also, that the LORD GOD Be wise now, therefore, Oye might dwell among them. kings; be instructed, ye judges of Blessed be the LORD, who daily the earth.

loadeth us with benefits; even the Serve the LORD with fear, and re. God of our salvation. joice with trembling:

Sing unto God, ye kingdoms of the Sing unto God, sing praises to his earth: 0 sing praises unto the Lord; name: extol him that rideth upon the To him that rideth upon the heaheavens by his name JAH, and re- ven of heavens, which were of old: joice before him.

Lo, he doth send out his voice, and Thou, O GOD, sentest a gracious that a mighty voice. rain upon thine inheritance, and re- Ascribe the strength unto God; freshedst it when it was weary. his excellency is over Israel, and his

The LORD gave the word; great strength is in the clouds. was the company of those that pub- O God, thou art terrible out of thy lished it.

holy places; the God of Israel is he Though ye have lain among the that giveth strength and power unto pots, yet shall ye be as the wings of his people: Blessed be God.



THE FIRST DAY. be able to stand in the judgment;

neither the sinners in the congrega. MORNING PRAYER.

tion of the righteous. PSALM 1. Beatus vir, qui non

7 But the LORD knoweth the way abiit.

of the righteous; and the way of the BLESSED is the man that hath nngodly shall perish. no: walked in the counsel of the un.

PSALM 2. Quare fremuerunt godly, nor stood in the way of sinners, and hath not sat in the seat of the

gentes? scornful :

WHY do the heathen so furiously 2 But his delight is in the law of rage together? and why do the peothe LORD, and in his law will he ple imagine a vain thing? exercise himself day and night. 2 The kings of the earth stand up

3 And he shall be like a tree plant- and the rulers take counsel together ed by the water-side, that will bring against the LORD, and against his forth his fruit in due season :

Anointed : 4 His leaf also shall not wither; 3 Let us break their bonds asanand look, whatsoever he doeth it shall der, and cast away their cords from us. prosper.

4 He that dwelleth in heaven shall 5 As for the ungodly, it is not so laugh them to scorn: the LORD shall with them; but they are like the have them in derision. chaff, which the wind scattereth 5 Then shall he speak unto them away from the face of the earth. in his wrath, and vex them in his

6 Therefore the ungodly shall not sore displeasure.

6 Yet have I set my King upon have mercy upon me, and hearkon my holy hill of Sion.

unto my prayer. 7 I will preach the law, whereof 2 Oye sons of men, how long will the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art ye blaspheme mine honor, and have my Son, this day have I begotten thee. such pleasure in vanity, and seek

8 Desire of me, and I shall give after falsehood ? thee the heathen for thine inheritance, 3 Know this also, that the LORD and the utmost parts of the earth for nath chosen to himself the man that is thy possession.

godly; when I call upon the LORD 9 Thou shalt bruise them with a he will hear me. rod of iron, and break them in pieces 4 Stand in awe, and sin not; com. like a potter's vessel.

mune with your own heart, and in 10 Be wise now, therefore, O ye your chamber, and be still. kings; be learned, ye that are judges 5 Offer the sacrifice of righteousof the earth.

ness, and put your trust in the LORD. 11 Serve the LORD in fear, and 6 There be many that say, Who rejoice unto him with reverence.

will show us any good ? 12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, 7 LORD, lift thou up the light of and so ye perish froin the right way: thy countenance upon us. if his wrath be kindled, yea but a lit- 8 Thou hast put gladness in my tle, blessed are all they that put their heart

, since the time that their corn, trust in him.

and wine, and oil increased. PSALM 3. Domine, quid multipli.

9 I will lay me down in peace, and cati ?

take my rest; for it is thou LORD LORD, how are they increased only that maketh me dwell in safety. that trouble me? many are they that PSALM 5. Verba mea auribus. rise against me.

PONDER my words, O LORD: 2 Many one there be that




meditation. my soul, There is no help for him in

2 O hearken thou unto the voice his God. 3 But thou, O LORD, art my


of my calling, my King, and my fender ; thou art my worship, and thie God: for unto thee will make my lifter up of


3 My voice shalt thou hear be. 4 I did call upon the LORD with

times, O LORD; early in the morn my voice, and he heard me out of

ing will I direct my prayer unto thee, his holy hill.

and will look up. 5 I laid me down and slept, and

4 For thou art the God that hast rose up again ; for the LORD sus. tained me.

no pleasure in wickedness; neither

shall 6 I will not be afraid for ten thou.

eyil dwell with thee. any

5 Such as be foolish, shall not sands of the people, that have set themselves against me round about.

stand in thy sight; for thou hatest

all them that work vanity. 7 Up, LORD, and help me, O my

6 Thou shalt destroy them that God; for thou smitest all mine enemies upon the cheek bone : thou hast speak lies: the LORD will abhor both broken the teeth of the ungodly.

the blood-thirsty and deceitful man.

7 But as for me I will come into 8 Salvation belongeth unto the Lond; and thy blessing is upon thy of thy mercy, and in thy fear will I

thine house, even upon the multitudo people.

worship toward thy holy temple. PSALM 4. Cum invocarem.

8 Lead me, O LORD, in thy righeHEAR me, when I call, O God of eousness, because of mine enemien, my righteousness: thou hast set me make thy way plain before my face. at liberty, when I was in ti puble; 9 For there is no faithfulnoos in

my head.

his mouth; their inward parts are them that persecute me, and deliver very wickedness.

me ; 1o Their throat is an open sepul. 2 Lest he devour my soul like a chre; they flatter with their tongue. lion, and tear it in pieces, while there

11 Destroy thou them, O GOD; let is none to help. them perish through their own ima- 3 O Lord my God, if I have done ginations ; cast them out in the mul- any such thing ; or if there be any titude of their ungodliness ; for they wickedness in my hands ; have rebelled against thee.

4 If I have rewarded eyil unto him 12 And let all them that put their that dealt friendly with me; yea, I trust in thee rejoice: they shall ever have delivered him that without any be giving of thanks, because thou cause is mine enemy; defendest them; they that love thy 5 Then let mine enemy persecute name shall

joyful in thee: my soul, and take me; yea, let him 13 For thou, LORD, wilt give thy tread my life down upon the earth, blessing unto the righteous, and with and lay mine honor in the dust. thy favorable kindness wilt thou de- 6 Stand up, O LORD, in thy wrath, fend him, as with a shield.

and lift up thyself, because of the inEVENING PRAYER.

dignation of mine enemies; arise up PSALM 6. Domine, ne in furore.

for me in the judgment that thou hast

commanded : O LORD, rebuke me not in thine

7 And so shall the congregation of indignation,' neither chasten me in the people come aboux thee : for their thy displeasure.

sakes therefore lift up thyself again. 2 Have mercy upon me, O LORD,

8 The LORD shall judge the peofor I am weak : O LORD, heal me, ple: give sentence with me, O LORD, for my bones are vexed. 3 My soul also is sore troubled : but, according to the innocency that is in

according to my righteousness, and LORD, how long wilt thou punish me? 4 Turn thee, O LORD, and deliver

9 O let the wickedness of the my soul; O save me, for thy mercies' ungodly come to an end; but guide sake:

thou the just. 5 For in death no man remember. eth thee; and who will give thee the very hearts and reins.

10 For the righteous GoD trieth thanks in the pit ?

11 My help cometh of God, who 6 I am weary of my groaning : every night wash I my bed, and preserveth them that are true of heart.

12 God is a righteous judge, water my couch with my tears. 7 My beauty is gone for very provoked every day.

strong, and patient; and GOD is trouble, and worn away because of

13 If a man will not turn, he will all mine enemies.

whet his sword; he hath bent his 8 Away from me,


that work
vanity; for the LORD hath heard the bow, and made it ready.
voice of my weeping.

14 He hath prepared for him the 9 The LORD hath heard my pe. his arrows against the persecutors.

instruments of death; he ordaineth tition; the LORD will receive my

15 Behold, he travaileth with misprayer. 10 All mine enemies shall be con.

chief; he hath conceived sorrow, and founded, and sore vexed; they shall brought forth ungodliness.

16 He hath graven and digged up be turned back, and put to shame

a pit, and is fallen himself into the muddenly.

destruction that he made for other. Psalm 7. Domine, Deus meus. 17 For his travail shall come upon

O LORD, my God, in thee have his own head, and his wickedness I put my trust : save me from all shall fall on his own pate.


18 I will give thanks unto the right and my cause; thou art set in LORD, according to his righteous- the throne that judgest right. ness;

and I will praise the name of 5 Thou hast rebuked the heathen, the LORD most high.

and destroyed the ungodly; thou hast Psalm 8. Domine, Dominus noster. put out their name for ever and ever.

6 O thou enemy, destructions are O LORD, our Governor, how ex- come to a perpetual end; even as the cellent is thy name in all the world ; cities which thou hast destroyed, their thou that hast set thy glory above the memorial is perished with them. heavens !

7 But the LORD slıall endure for 2 Out of the mouth of very babes ever; he hath also prepared his seat and sucklings hast thou ordained for judgment. strength, because of thine enemies, 8 For he shall judge the world in that thou mightest still the enemy righteousness, and minister true judg. and the avenger.

ment unto the people. 3 For I will consider thy heavens, 9 The LORD also will be a defence even the works of thy fingers; the for the oppressed, even a refuge in moon and the stars which thou hast due time of trouble. ordained.

10 And they that know thy name 4 What is man, that thou art will put their trust in thee; for thou, mindful of him? and the son of man LORD, hast never failed them thai that thou visitest him?

seek thee. 5 Thou madest him lower than 11 O praise the LORD which dwellthe angels, to crown him with glory eth in Sion; show the people of his and worship.

doings: 6 Thou makest him to have do. 12 For when he maketh inquisi. minion of the works of thy hands : tion for blood, he remembereth them and thou hast put all things in sub- and forgetteth not the complaint ! jection under his feet ;

7 All sheep and oxen; yea, and 13 Have mercy upon me, O LORD; the beasts of the field ;

consider the trouble which I suffer of 8 The fowls of the air, and the them that hate me, thou that liftest fishes of the sea; and whatsoever me up from the gates of death; walketh through the paths of the 14 That. I may show all thy praises

within the ports of the daughter of 9 O LORD, our Governor, how Sion: I will rejoice in thy salvation. excellent is thy name in all the 15 The heathen are sunk down in world!

the pit that they made; in the same net which they hid privily is their

foot taken. THE SECOND DAY.

16 The LORD is known to execute MORNING PRAYER.

judgment; the ungodly is trapped in PSALM 9.

the work of his own hands. Confitebor tibi

17 The wicked shall be turned into I WILL give thanks unto thee, O Hell, and all the people that forget God. LORD, with my whole heart; I will 18 For the poor shall not alway be speak of all thy marvellous works. forgotten ; the patient abiding of the

2 I will be glad and rejoice in thee; meek shall not perish for ever. yea, my songs will I make of thy 19 Up, LORD, and let not man name, O thou Most Highest. have the upper hand ; let the heathen

3 While mine enemies are driven be judged in thy sight. back, they shall fall and perish at thy 20 Put them in fear, O LORD, presence:

that the heathen may know them. 4 For thou hast maintained my lselves to be but men.

the poor.



mitteth bimself unto thee; for thou Ut quid, Domine?

art the helper of the friendless. WHY standest thou so far off, 0 17 Break thou the power of the LORD, and hidest thy face in the ungodly and malicious; take away needful time of trouble ?

his ungodliness, and thou shalt find 2 The ungodly, for his own lust, none. doth persecute the poor : let them bé 18 The Lord is King for ever and taken in the crafty wiliness that they ever, and the heathen are perished have imagined.

out of the land. 3 For the ungodly hath made 19 LORD, thou hast heard the de boast of his own heart's desire, and sire of the poor ; thou preparest their speaketh good of the covetois, whom heart, and thine ear hearkeneth God abhorreth.

thereto. 4 The ungodly is so proud, that he 20 To help the fatherless and

poor careth not for God, neither is God unto their right, that the man of the in all his thoughts.

earth be no more exalted against 5 His ways are alway grievous; them. thy judgments are far above out of

PSALM 11. In Domino confido. his sight, and therefore defieth he all his enemies.

IN the LORD put I my trust; how 6 For he hath said in his heart, say ye then to my soul, that she Tush, I shall never be cast down, should flee as a bird unto the hill ? there shall no harm happen unto me. 2 For lo, the ungodly bend their

7 His mouth is full of cursing, de- bow, and make ready their arrows ceit, and fraud ; under his tongue is within the quiver, that they may ungodliness and vanity.

privily shoot at them which are true 8 He sitteth lurking in the thiev. of heart. ish corners of the streets, and privilv 3 For the foundations will be cast in his lurking dens doth he murder down; and what hath the righteous the innocent; his eyes are set against done?

4 The LORD is in his holy tem. 9 For he lieth waiting secretly; ple; the LORD'S seat is in heaven. even as a lion lurketh he in his den, 5 His eyes consider the


and that he may ravish the


his eye-lids try the children of men. 10 He doth ravish the poor, when 6 The LORD alloweth the righte he getteth him into his net. ous; but the ungodly, and him that

11 He falleth down and humbleth delighteth in wickedness, doth his hirnself, that the congregation of the soul abhor. poor may fall into the hands of bis

7 Upon the ungodly he shall rain captains.

snares, fire and brimstone, storm and 12 He hath said in his heart, tempest: this shall be their portion Tush, God hath forgotten; he hideth to drink. away his face, and he will never see it. 8 For the righteous LORD loveth

13 Arise, O LORD God, and lift righteousness: his countenance will up thine hand; forget not the poor. behold the thing that is just. 14 Wherefore should the wicked

EVENING PRAYER. blaspheme God, while he doth say in his heart, Tush, thou God carast

PSALM 12. Salvum me fac. not for it?

HELP me, LORD, for there is not 15 Surely thou hast seen it; for one godly man left; for the faithful thou beholdestungodliness and are minished from among the child. wrong.

ren of men. 16 That thou mayest take the 2 They talk of vanity every one matter into thy hand: the poor com- ' with his neighbor; they do but flatter

the poor.

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