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The Lord knoweth the days of his way, and he shall promote thee, the godly; and their inheritance that thou shalt possess the land : shall endure for ever.

when the ungodly shall perish, thou They shall not be confounded in shalt see it. the perilous time; and in the days! I myself have seen the ungodly of dearth they shall have enough. in great power, and flourishing like perish, and the enemies of the Lord I went by, and 10, he was gone : shall consume as the fat of lambs; I sought him, but his place could yca, even as the smoke shall they no wliere be found. consume away.

Keep innocency, and take heed The ungodly borroweth, and pay- unto the thing that is right; for that eth not again; but the righteous is shall bring a man peace at the last. merciful and liberal.

As for the transgressors, they Such as are blessed of God, shall shall perish together: and the end possess the land ; and they that are Jof the ungodly is, they shall be root. cursed of him, shall be rooted out. ed out at the last.

The Lord ordereth a good man's But the salvation of the righteous going, and maketh his ways accept-cometh of the Lord, who is also their able to himself.

strength in the time of trouble. Though he fall, he shall not be And the Lord shall stand by cast away; for the Lord upholdeth them, and save them; he shall de. him with his hand.

liver them from the ungodly, and I have been young, and now am shall save them, because they put old, and yet saw I never the righ- their trust in him. teous forsaken, nor his seed begging their bread.

SELECTION V. The righteous is ever merciful, Psalm 1. Beatus vir, qui non and lendeth ; and his seed is blessed.

abiit. I'lge from evil, and do the thing BLESSED is the man that hath that is good, and dwell forevermore.

For the Lord loveth the thing the ungodly, nor stood in the way that is right; he forsaketh not his of sinners, and hath not sat ir the that be godly, but they are preserv- seat of the scornful : ed for ever.

But his delight is in the law of The unrighteous shall be punish- the Lord; and in his law will tie ed; as for the seed of the ungodly, exercise himself day and night. it shall be rooted out.

And he shall be like a tree plante The righteous shall inherit the ed by the water-side, that will bring tand, and dwell therein for ever.

forth his fruit in due season. The mouth of the righteous is His leaf also shall not wither; exercised in wisclom, and his tongue and look, whatsoever he doeth, it will be talking of judgment.

The law of his God is in his heart, As for the ungodly, it is not so and his goings shall not slide. with them, but they are like the

The ungodly seeth the righteous, chaff which the wind scattereth and seeketh occasion to slay him. away from the face of the earth.

The Lord will not leave him in Therefore the ungolly shall not his hand, nor condemn him when be able to stand in the judgnient, he is judged.

neither the sinners in the congres Hope thou in the Lord, and keep gation of the righteous.

shail prosper.

But the Lord knoweth the way and ten thousand at thy right hand; of the righteous; and the way of but it shall not come nighi thee. the ungodly shall perish.

Yea, with thine eyes shalt thou Psalm 15. Domine, quis habita- behold, and see the reward of the bit?

ungodly. LORD, who shall dwell in thy For thou, Lord, art my hope;

tabernacle? or who shall rest thou hast set thine house of defence upon thy holy hill ?

very high. Even he that leadeth an uncor- 'There shall no evil happen unto rupt life, and doeth the thing which thee, neither shall any plague come is right, and speaketh the truth nigh thy dwelling. from his heart:

For he shall give his Angels He that hath used no deceit in charge over thee, to keep thee in his tongue, nor done evil to his all thy ways. neighbour, and hath not slandered They shall bear thee in their his neighbour:

hands; that thou hurt not thy foot He that setteth not by himself, against a stone. but is lowly in his own eyes, and Thou shalt go upon the lion and maketh much of them that fear adder; the young lion and the drathe Lord :

gon shalt thou tread under thy feet. He that sweareth unto his neigh- Because he hath set his love bour, and disappointeth him not, upon me, therefore will I deliver though it were to his own hindrance: him; I will set him up, because

He that hath not given his mo- he hath known my name. ney upon usury, nor taken reward He shall call upon me, and I against the innocent:

will hear him; yea, I am with him Whoso doeth these things, shall in trouble; I will deliver him, and never fall.

bring him to honour. Psalm 91. Qui habitat. With long life will I satisfy him, W efence We the Most High,

THOSO dwelleth under the and show him my salvation. shall abide under the shadow of SELECTION VI. the Almighty.

From Psalm 32. Beati, quorum, I will say unto the Lord, Thou BU

LESSED is he whose unrighte. art my hope, and my strong hold; ousness is forgiven, and whose my God, in him will I trust. sin is covered.

For he shall deliver thee from Blessed is the man unto whom the sriare of the hunter, and from the Lord imputeth no sin, and in the noisome pestilence.

whose spirit there is no guile. He shall defend thee under his I will acknowledge my sin unto wings, and thou shalt be safe un- thee; and mine unrighteousness der his feathers; his faithfulness have I not hid. and truth shall be thy shield and I said, I will confess my sins unto buckler.

the Lord; and so thou forgavest the Thou shalt not be afraid of any wickedness of my sin. terror by night, nor for the arrow For this shall every one that is that flieth by day;

godly make his prayer unto thee, For the pestilence that walketh in a time when thou mayest be in darkness, nor for the sickness found; but in the great water floods that destroyeth in the noon-day. they shall not come nigh himn. A thousand shall fall beside thee, Thou art a place to hide me in;




thou shalt prcscrve me from trou-l

So that the sun shall not burn ble: thou shalt compass me about thee by day; neither the moon by with songs of deliverance.

I wilt inform thee, and teach The Lorel shall preserve thee thee in the way wherein thou shalt from all evil; yea, it is even ho go; and I will guide thee with inine that shall keep thy soul. eye.

The Lord'sliall preserve thy Great plagues remain for the un- going out and thy coming in, fiom godly; but whoso putteth his trust this time forth for evermore. in the Lord, mercy embraceth him on every side.

SELECTION VII. Be glad, O ye righteous, and re

Psalm 23. Dominus regit me. joice in the Lord; and be joyful, all T fore can I lack nothing

HELord is my shepherd; there. ye that are true of heart. Psalm 130. De profundis.

He shall feel me in a greeti pasUT of the deep have I called ture, and leave me forth beside the my voice.

He shall convert my soul, and o let thine ears consider well bring me forth in the paths of righthe voice of my complaint. teousness for his name's sake.

If thou, Lord, wilt be extreme Yea, though I walk through the to mark what is done amiss, O valley of the shadow of death, i Tord, wlio inay abide it?

will fear no evil; for thou art with For there is mercy with thee; me; thy rod and thy staff comfort therefore shalt throu be feared.

I look for the Lord; my soul Thou shalt prepare a table before doth wait for him; in his word is nie against them that trouble me;

thou hast anninted my head with My soul fleeth unto the Lord oil, and my cup shall be full. before the morning watch; I say,

But thy loving kindness and mor. before the morning watch. cy shall follow me all the days of

O Israel, trust in the Lord; for my life; and I will dwell in the with the Lord there is mercy, and house of the Lord for ever. with him is plenteous redemption. Psalın 34. Benedicum Domino.

Al he shall redeem Israel from I will always give thanks unto the all Psalm 121. Levavi oculos meos. in my mouth.

Will lift up mine eyes unto the My soul shall make her boast in belp,

thereof, and be glad. My help cometh even from the O praise the Lord with me; and Lord, who hath made heaven and let us magnify his name together. úarth.

1 sought the Lord, and he heard He will not suffer thy foot to be me; yea, he delivered me out of moved, and he that keepéth thee all my fear. will not sleep.

They had an eye unto him, and Behold, he that keepeth Israel were lightened; and their facus sha!l neither slumber nor sicep. were not ashamed.

The Lord himself is thy keeper;l. lo, the poor orieth, and the Lord the Lord is try defence upon thy sheareth hin ; yea, and saveth him right hand :

out of all his tinubles,

my trust.

I the

The Angel of the Lorul tarrieth Thou that bearest the prayer, round about then that fear him, Junto thee shall all flesh come. and delivereth them.

My mnis:leeds prevail against me: O taste, and see, how gracious O be thou merciful unto our sins the Lord is : blessed is the man Blessed is the man whom thou that trusteth in hin,

choosest, and receivert unto thee : O tear the Lord, ye that are his he shall dwell in thy court, and shall Saints; for they that fear him lack be satisfied with the pleasures of nothing.

uy house, eren of thy holy temple. The lions do lack, and suffer hun. Thou shalt show us wonderful ger; but they who seek the Lord things in thy righteousness, O God of shall want no manner of thing that our salvation; thou that art the hope is gool.

of all thc ends of the earth, and of Comc, ye children, and hearken them that remain in the broad sea. unto me; I will teach you the fear Who in his strength setteth fast of the Lord.

the mountains, and is girded about What man is he that lusteth to with power. Live, and would fain see gool days ?

Whostilletli the raging of the sea, Keep thy tongue from evil, and and the noise of his waves, and the thy lips, that they speak nu guile. madness of the people.

Eschew evil, and do good; seek They also that well in the ut. peace, and ensule it.

termost parts of the earth shall be The eyes of the Lord are orer afraid at thy' Lokens, thou that mathe righteous, and his cars are open kest the out-froings of the morning unto their prayers.

and evening to praise thee. The countenance of the Lord is Thivu visitest the carth, and bles. against them that do evil, to root sest it; thou makest it very plen, Quit the remembrance of them fivm teous. the earth.

The river of God is full of water. The righteous cry, and the Lord thou preparest their corn, for so heareth them, and delivereth them thou providest for the earth. out of all their troubles.

Thou waterest her furrows; thou The Lord is nigh unto those who sendest rain into the little vallies are of a contrite heart, and will thereof; thou makest it soft with save such as are of an humble spiric. the drops of rain, and blessest the

Great are the troubles of the increase of it. righteous; but the Lord delivereth Tholl crownest the year with thy him out of all.

goolness, and thy clouds drop fat. He keepcth all his bones, so that nens. not one of them is broken.

They shall drop upon the dwell. But misfortune shall slay the un-ings of the wilderness, and the litgmully; and they that hate the righ-tle hills shall rejoice on every side. tvons shall be desolate.

The folds shall be full of sheep; The Lord deliverelh the souls of the vallies also shall stand so thick his servants; and all they that put with corn, that they shall laugh and their trust in him shall not be des- sing. situte. l'salm 65. Te decet hymenils.

SELECTION VIII, THOU, o God, art praised in From Psalm 84. Quam dilecta !

Sion; and unto thee shall the lo How amiable are thy dwellings now be performed in Jerusalem.


My soul hath a desire and long-quicken us, thre thy people may ing to enter into the courts of the rejoice in thee? Lord; my heart and my fiesta re- Show us thy mercy, O Lord, and joice in the living God.

grant us thy salvation. Yea, the sparrow hath found her I will liearken what the Lord an house, and the swallow a nest, God will say concerning me; för where she may lay her young; even he shall speak peace unto his peothy altars, O Lord of hosts, my ple, and to his saints, that they iurn King and my God.

not again. Blessed are they that dwell in For his salvation is nigh thein thy house; they will be alway that fear him; that glory may dwell praising thee.

in our land. Blessed is the man whose strength Mercy and truth are met togethis in thee; in whose heart are thyer: righteousness and peace have

kissed each other. Who gning through the vale of Truth shall flourish out of the misery, use it for a well; and the earth, and righteousness hath look. poois are filled with water. ed down from heaven.

They will go from strength to Yea, the Lord shall show loving. strength, and unto the Gol of gods kindness ; and our land shall give appeareth every one of them in Sion. her increase.

O Lord God of hosts, hear my Righteousnesssball go before him, prayer; hearken. O God of Jacob. and he shall direct his going in the

For one day in thy courts is bet. way. ter than a thousand.

Psalm 93. Dominus regnavit. I had rather be a door-keeper in THE Lord is King, and hatlı put in the tents ot'ungolliness. bath put on his apparel, and gird.

For the Lord God is a light and ed himself with strength. lefence; the Lorl will give grace He hatha macie the round world and worship: and no good thing so sure, that it cannot be moved. shall he withiold from them that Ever since the world began, bath live a gowlly life.

thy seat been prepared: Thou art Olor dialof hosts, blessed is the from everlasting. man that putteth his trust in thee. The floods are risen, O Lord, Psalın 85. Berdiristi, Domine. the fouls have lift up their voice LORD thou art become gracious the

foods lift up their waves:

The waves of the sea are mighty, éd away the captivity of Jacob. arul rage horribly; but yet the Lord,

Thou hast forgiven the offence of who dwelleth on high, is mightier. thy people, and covered all their sins. Thy testimonies, O Lord, are

Thon hast taken away all thy very sure: holiness becometh thine displeasure, and turned thyself fioin house for ever. thy wrathful indignation.

Psalm 97. Dominus regnauit. "Tuin us thén, O Godour Saviour, anul let thine anger cease fiomas." The Lord is King, the earth

may be glad thereof; yea, the Wilt thou be displeased at us multitude of the isles may be glad for ever? and wilt thou stretch out thereof. thy wrath from one generation to Clouds and darkness are mund another ?

about hinı ; rightcousness and judg. Wilt thou not turn again, and ment are the lubitation of liis seal


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