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EVENING PRAYER.

my law, o my mouth.

15 Thou hast mightily delivered their heart aright, and whose spirit thy people, even the sons of Jacob cleaveth not steadtaștly unto God; and Joseph.

10 Like as the children of Ephraim; 16 The waters saw thee, O God, who being harnessed, and carrying the waters saw thee, and were afraid; bows, turned themselves back in the the depths also were troubled. day of battle.

17 The clouds poured out water, 11 They kept not the covenant of the air thundered, and thine arrows God, and would not walk in his law; went abroad.

12 But forgat what he had done, 18 The voice of thy thunder was and the wonderful works that he had heard round about : the lightnings showed for them. shone upon the ground; the earth 13 Marvellous things did he in was moved, and shook withal. the sight of our forefathers, in the land

19 Thy way is in the sea, and thy of Egypt, even in the field of Zoan. paths in the great waters, and thy 14 He divided the sea, and let them foutsteps are not known.

go through ; he made ihe waters to 20 Thou leddest thy people like stand on a heap. sheep, by the hand of Moses and 15 In the day time also he led Aaron.

them with a clond, and all the night through with a light of fire.

16 He clave the hard rocks in the PSALM 78. Attendite, popule.

wilderness, and gave them drink

thereof, as it had been out of the HEAR

my people ; great depth. incline your ears unto the words of 17 He brought waters out of the

stony rock, so that it gushed out like 2 I will open my mouth in a the rivers. parable; I will declare hard sentences 18 Yet for all this, they sinned of old,

moi e against him, and provoked the 3 Which we have heard and Most Highest in the wilderness. known, and such as our fathers have 19 They tempted God in their

hearts, and required meat for their lust. 4 That we should not hide them 20 They spake against God also, from the children of the generations saying, Shall God prepare a table in to come; but to show the honor of the wilderness ? the Lord, his mighty and wonderful 21 He smote the stony rock in. works that he hath done.

deed, that the water gushed out, and 5 He made a covenant with Jacob, the streams flowed withal; but can and gave Israel a law, which he he give bread also, or provide flesh commarded our forefathers to teach for his people ? their children,

22 When the LORD heard this, he 6 That their posterity might know was wroth; so the fire was kindled it, and the children which were yet in Jacob, and there came up heavy unborn;

displeasure against Israel ; ī To the intent that when they 23 Because they believed not in came up, they might show their God, and put not their trust in his children the same;

help. 8 That they might put their trust 24 So he commanded the clouds in God; and not to forget the works above, and opened the doors of heaven. of God, but to keep his command- 25 He rained down manna also ments;

upon them for to eat, and gave

them 9 And not to be as their forefa food from heaven. thers, a faithless and stubborn gene. 26 So man did eat angel's food; ration ; a generation that set not for he sent them meat enough.

told us;

27 He caused the east wind to and of the day when he delivered blew under heaven; and through them from the hand of the enemy: bis power he brought in the south. 44 How he had wrought his mira. west wind.

cles in Egypt, and his wonders in 28 He rained flesh upon them as the field of Zoan. thick as dust, and feathered fowls 45 He turned their waters into like as the sand of the sea.

blood, so that they might not drink 29 He let it fall among their tents, of the rivers. even round about their habitation. 46 He sent lice among them, and

30 So they did eat and were well devoured them up, and frogs to defilled; for he gave them their own stroy them. desire: they were not disappointed 47 He gave their fruit unto he of their lust.

caterpillar, and their labor unto the 31 But while the meat was yet in grasshopper. their mouths, the heavy wrath of 48 He destroyed their vines with God came upon them, and slew the hail-stones, and their mulberry trees wealthiest of them; yea, and smote with the frost. down the chosen men that were in 49 He smote their cattle also with Israel.

hail-stones, and their flocks with hot 32 But for all this, they sinned yet thunder-bolts. more, and believed not his wondrous 50 He cast upon them the furious. works.

ness of his wrath, anger, displeasure, 33 Therefore their days did he and trouble ; and sent evil angels consume in vanity, and their years among them. in trouble.

51 He made a way to his imigna. 34 When he slew them, they tion, and spared not their soul from sought him, and turned them early, death ; but gave their life over to the and inquired after God.

pestilence; 35 And they remembered that GOD 52 And smote all the first-born in was their strength, and that the high Egypt, the most principal and migh. God was their Redeemer.

tiest in the dwellings of Ham. 36 Nevertheless, they did but flat. 53 But as for his own people, he ter him with their mouth, and dis- led them forth like sheep, and car. sembled with him in their tongue. ried them in the wilderness like a

37 For their heart was not whole flock. with him, neither continued they 54 He brought them out safely, steadfast in his covenant.

that they should not fear, and over 38 But he was so merciful, that whelmed their enemies with the he forgave their misdeels, and de- sea. stroyed them not.

55 And brought them within the. 39 Yea, many a time turned he borders of his sanctuary, even to his his wrath away, and would not suffer mountain, which he purchased with his whole displeasure to arise : his right hand.

40 For he considered that they 56 He cast out the heathen also were but flesh, and that they were before them, caused their land to be even a wind that passeth away, and divided among them for,a heritage, cometh not again.

and made the tribes of Israel to dwell 41 Many a time did they provoke in their tents. him in the wilderness, and grieved 57 So they tempted and displeased him in the desert.

the most high God, and kept not his 42 They turned hack, and tempted testimonies ; GOD; and moved the holy One in 58 But turned their backs, and fell Israel.

away like their forefathers; starting 43 They thought not of his hand, aside like a broken bow.

59 For they grieved him with ple have they defiled, and made Je. their hill-altars

, and provoked him to rusalem a heap of stones. displeasure with their images. 2 The dead bodies of thy servants

60 When God heard this, he was have they given to be meat unto the wroth, and took sore displeasure at fowls of the air, and the flesh of thy Israel;

saints unto the beasts of the land. 61 So that he forsook the taberna- 3 Their blood have they shed like cle in Silo, even the tent that he had water on every side of Jerusalem, pitched among men.

and there was no man to bury them. 62 He delivered their power into 4 We are become an open shame captivity, and their beauty into the to our enemies, a very scorn and enemies' hand.

derision unto them that are round 63 He gave his people over also about us. unto the sword, and was wroth with 5 LORD, how long wilt thou be his inheritance.

angry? shall thy jealousy burn like 64 The fire consumed their young fire for ever ? men, and their maidens were not 6 Pour out thine indignation upon given to marriage.

the heathen that have not known 65 Their priests were slain with thee; and upon the kingdoms that the sword, and there were no widows have not called upon thy name : to make lamentation.

7 For they have devoured Jacob, 66 So the LORD awaked as one out and laid waste his dwelling-place. of sleep, and like a giant refreshed 8 O remember not our old sins, with wine.

but have mercy upon us, and that 67 He smote his enemies in the soon; for we are come

to great hinder parts, and put them to a per- misery. petual shame.

9 Help us, O God of our salvation, 68 He refused the tabernacle of for the glory of thy name: O deliver Joseph, and chose not the tribe of us, and be merciful unto our sins, for Ephraim ;

thy name's sake. 69 But chose the tribe of Judah, *10 Wherefore do the heathen say, even the hill of Sion, which he loved. Where is now their God?

70 And there he built his temple 11 O let the vengeance of thy on high, and laid the foundation of it servants' blood that is shed, be openly like the ground which he hath made showed upon the heathen, in our continually:

sight. 71 He chose David also his ser- 12 O let the sorrowful sighing of vant, and took him away from the the prisoners come before thee ; ac. sheep-folds :

cording to the greatness of thy power, 72 As he was following the ewes preserve thou those that are andointgreat with yo'ıng oncs, he took him, ed to die. that he might feed Jacob his people, 13 And for the blasphemy where. and Israel his inheritance.

with our neighbors have blasphemed 73 So he fed them with a faithful thee, reward thou them, oʻLORD, and true heart, and ruled them pru. seven-fold into their bosom. dently with all his power.

14 Su we that are thy people, and sheep of thy pasture, shall give thee

thanks for ever, and will alway be THE SIXTEENTH DAY. showing forth thy praise from gene

ration to generation. MORNING PRAYER. Psalm 79. Deus, venerunt.

Psalm 80. Qui regis Israel. O GOD, the heathen are come HEAR, O thou Shepherd of Israel, into thine inheritance; thy holy tew thou that leadest Joseph like a sheep ;

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show thyself also, thou that sittest from thee: O let us live, and we shall upon the Cherubim :

call upon thy name. 2 Before Ephraim, Benjamin, and 19 Turn us again, O LORD GOD Manasses, stir up thy strength, and of hosts ; show the light of thy coun

B come and help us.

tenance, and we shall be whole. 3 Turn us again, O GOD; show

PSALM 81. Exultate Deo. the light of thy countenance, and we shall be whole.

SING we merrily unto God, our 4 O LORD God of hosts, how strength; make a cheerful noise unto long wilt thou be angry with thy the God of Jacob. people that prayeth ?

2 Take the psalm, bring hither 5 Thou feedest them with the the tabret, the merry harp, with the bread of tears, and givest them pleno lute. teousness of tears to drink.

3 Blow

up
the

trumpet in the new 6 Thou hast made us a very strife moon, even in the time appointed, unto our neighbors, and our enemies and upon our solemn feast day. laugh us to scorn.

4 For this was made a statute for 7 Turn us again, thou God of Israel, and a law of the God of hosts; show the light of thy counte. Jacob. nance, and we shall be whole.

5 This he ordaineth in Joseph for s Thou hast brcught a vine out of a testimony, when he came out of the Egypt; thou hast cast out the hea- land of Egypt, and had heard a then, and planted it.

strange language. 9 Thou madest room for it; and 6 I eased his shoulder from the when it had taken root, it filled the burden, and his hands were delivered land.

from making the pots. 10 The hills were covered with 7 Thou calledst upon me in troubles, the shadow of it, and the boughs and I delivered thee, and heard thee thereof were like the goodly cedar what time as the storm fell upon thec.

8 I proved thee also at the waters 11 She stretched out her branches of strife. unto the sea, and her boughs unto 9 Hear, O my people ; and I will the river.

assure thee, O Israel, if thou wilt 12 Why hast thou then broken hearken unto me, down her hedge, that all they that go 10 There shall no strange god be by pluck off her grapes ?

in thee, neither shalt thou worship 13 The wild boar out of the wood any other god. doth root it up, and the wild beasts il I am the LORD thy God, who of the field devour it.

brought thee out of the land of 14 Turn thee again, thou God of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I hosts, look down from heaven, behe!d shall fill it. and visit this vine,

12 But my people would not bear 15 And the place of the vineyard my voice ; and 'Israel would not that thy right hand hath planter, obey me: and the branch that thou madest so 13 So I gave them up unto their strong for thyself.

own hearts' lusts, and let them follow 16 It is burnt with fire, and cut their own imaginations. down ; and they shall perish at the 14 O that my people would have rebuke of thy countenance.

hearkened unto me; for if Israel had 17 Let thy hand be upon the man walked in my ways, of thy right hand, and upon the son 15 I should soon have put down of man, whom thou madest so strong their enemies, and curred my hand for thine own self.

against their adversaries. 18 And so will not we go back 16 The haters of the LORD should

rees.

mana ;

bave been found liars; but their time 7 Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; should have endured for ever. the Philistines, with them that dwell

17 He should have fed them also at Tyre. with the finest wheat flour; and with 8 Assur also is joined with them, honey out of the stony rock should I and have holpen the children of Lot. have satisfied thee.

9 But do thou to them as unto the

Midianites ; unto Sisera, and unto
EVENING PRAYER.

Jabin at the brook of Kison;
PSALM 82. Deus stetit.

10 Who perished at Endor, and GOD standeth in the congregation became as the dung of the earth. of princes; he is a Judge among

gods. 11 Make them and their princes 2 How long will ye give wrong like Oreb and Zeb; yea, make all judgment, and accept the persons of their princes like as Zeba and Sal. the ungodly?

3 Defend the poor and fatherless ; 12 Who say, Let us take to our see that such as are in need and selves the houses of God in pos necessity have right.

session. 4 Deliver the outcast and poor ; 13 O my God, make them like save them from the hand of the un-unto a wheel, and as the stubble godly.

before the wind. 5 They will not be learned, nor 14 Like as the fire that burneth up understand, but walk on still in dark. the wood, and as the flame that con. ness : all the foundations of the carth sumeth the mountains. are out of course.

15 Persecute them even so with 6 I have said, Ye are gods, and thy tempest, and make them afraid ye are all the children of the Most with thy storm. Highest ;

16 Make their faces ashamed, O 7 But ye shall die like men, and LORD, that they may seek thy name fall like one of the princes.

17 Let them te confounded and 8 Arise, O God, and judge thou vexed ever more and more: let them the earth; for thou shalt take all be put to shame, and perish. heathen to thine inheritance.

18 And they shall know that thou,

whose name is JEHOVAH, art only Psalm 83. Deus, quis similis?

the Most Highest over all the earth. HOLD not thy tongue, O God,

PSALM 84. Quam dilecta ! keep not still silence : refrain not thyself , O GOD;

O HOW amiable are thy dwell. 2 For lo, thine enemies make a ings, thou LORD of hosts ! murmuring; and they that hate thee 2 My soul hath a desire and longhave lift up their head.

ing to enter into the courts of the 3 They have imagined craftily LORD; my heart and my flesh rejoice against thy people, and taken counsel in the living God. against thy secret ones

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3 Yea, the sparrow hath found 4 They have said, Come, and let her a house, and the swallow a nest, us root them out, that they be no where she may lay her young; even mcre a people, and that the name of thy altars, O Lord of hosts, my Israel may be no more in remem- King and my God. brance.

4 Blessed are they that dwell in 5 For they have cast their heads thy house; they will be alway prais. together with one consent, and are ing thee. confederate against thee ;

5 Blessed is the man whose 6 The tabernacles of the Edomites, strength is in thee; in whose heart and the Ishmaelites; the Moabites, are thy ways. and Hagarenes;

6 Who, going through the vale of

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