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great matters which are too high, 14 For the Lord hath chosen for me;

Sion to be an habitation for himself: 3 But I refrain my soul, and he hath longed for her. keep it low, like as a child that is 15 This shall be my rest for weaneil from his mother: yea, my ever: here will I dwell, for I have soul is even as a weaned child. a delight therein.

4 () Israel, trust in the Lord, 16 I will bitss her victuals with from this time forth for evermore. increase, and will satisfy her poor

with bread. The twenty-eighth Day. 17 I will deck her priests with MORNING PRAYER.

health, and her saints shall rejoice Psalm 132. Memento, Domine. and sing, LORD, remember David, and all 18 There shall I make the horn

of David to flourish: I have ordain2 tlow he sware unto the Lord, led a lantern for mine Anointed. and vowel a vow unto the Almigh 19 As for his enemies, I shall ty Gou of Jacob;

clothe them with shame; but apon 3 I will not come within the ta- himself shall his crown flourish. bernacle of mine house, nor climb Psalm 133. Ecce, quum bonum. up into my bed ; $ I will not suffer mine eyes to

BEHOLD: how good and joyful

a thing it is, brethren, to dwell sleep, nor mine eye-lids to slumber; together in unity. neither the temples of my head to 2 It is like the precious ointment take any rest ;

upon the head, that ran down un. 5 Until I find out a place for the to the beard, even unto Aarou's teriple of the Lord; an habitation beard, and went down to the skirts for the mighty God of Jacob.

of his clothing 6 Lo, we heard of the same at 3 Like as the dew of Hermon, Ephrata, and found it in the wood. which fell upon the hill of Sion.

7 We will go into his tabernacle, 4 For there the Lord promised and fall low on our knees before his blessing, and life for evermore, his footstoo!.

Psalm 134. Ecce nimic. 8 Arise, O Lord, in thely rest: BEHOLD now: praise the Lyril, ingthouthe ark tly strength.

2 Ye that by night stand in the 9 Let thy priests be clothed house of the Loiri, even in the with righteousness; and let thy courts of the house of our God. saints sing witir joyfulness.

3 lift up your hands in the sand 10 For thy servant David's sake, tuary, and praise the Lorl. turn not away the presence of thine 4 The Lord,that made heaven and Anointed.

earth, give thee blessing out of Sion, 11 The Lord hath made a faith- Psalm 135. Laudate Nomen. ful oath unto David, and he shall Praise the Lorl: laud ye the not slırink from it ;


name of the Lord; praise it, 12 Of the fruit of thy body shall O ye servants of the Lord. I set upon thy seat.

2 Ye that stand in the house of 13 If thy children will keep my the Lord, in the courts of the house covenant, and my testimonies that of our God, I shall learn them; their children 3 () praise the Lord; for the also shall sit upon tny seat for ever-Lord is gracious : O sing praises mare.

lunto his name; for it is lovely.

4 For why? the Lord hath cho- Levi; ye that fear the Lord, praise ben Jacob unto himself, and Israel the Lord. for bis own possession.

21 Praised be the Lord out of 5 For I know that the Lord is Sion, who dwelleth at Jerusalem. great, and that our Lord is above EVENING PRAYER. all gods.

Psalm 136. Confitemini Iomino. 6 Whatsoever the Lord pleased,


Give thanks unto the Lordl; for that did he in heaven, and in earth; he is gracious, and his mercy in the sea, and in all deep places. endureth for ever.

7 He bringeth forth the chuds 2 O give thanks unto the God of from the ends of the world, and all gods; for his mercy endureth 'sendeth forth lightnings with the for ever. rain, bringing the winds out of his 3 O thank the Lord of all lords; treasures.

for his mercy endureth for ever. 8 He smote the first-born of 4 Whoonly doeth great wonders; Egypt, both of man and beast. for his mercy endureth for ever.

9 He hath sent tokens and won 5 Wlo by his exec:llent wisdom ders into the midst of thee, O thou made the heavens; for his merey land of Egypt; upon Pharaoh, and endureth for ever. all his servants.

6 Who laid out the earth above 10 He smote divers nations, and the waters; for his mercy slew mighty kings;

for ever 11 Selon, king of the Amorites; 7 Who hath made great lights; and Og, the king of Basan ; and all for his mercy endureth for ever; the kingiloms of Canaan;

8 The sun to rule the day; for i2 and gave their land to be an his mercy endureth for ever ; heritage, even an heritage unto Is 9 The moon and the stairs to rael his people.

govern the night; for his merey 13 Thy name, O Lord, endureth endureth for ever. for ever; so doch thy memorial, 10 Who smote Egypt, with their O Lord, from one generation to first-born; for his mercy endureth another.

14 For the Lord will avenge his 11 And brought out Israel from people, and be gracious unto his among them; for his mercy endu servants.

reth for ever; 15 As for the images of the hea 12 With a mighty hand and then, they are but silver and gold; stretched-out arm; for his mercy the work of men's hands.

endureth for ever. 16 They have mouths, and speak 13 Who divided the Red Sea in not; eyes have they, but they see two parts; for his mercy endureth not.

17 They have ears, and yet they 14 And made Israel to go through hear not; neither is there any the midst of it; for his mercy enbreath in their mouths.

dureth for ever. 18 They that make them are 15 But as for Pharaoh, and his like unto them; and so are all they host, he overthrew them in the that put their trust in them. Red Sea; for his mercy endureth

19 Praise the lowl, ye house of for ever. Israel ; praise the Lord, ye house 16 Who led his people through of Aaron.

the wilderness; for his merey en 20 Praise the Lom, ye house of lyureth for ever.


for ever;

for ever;

17 Who smote great kings; for, 8 O daughter of Babylon, wasted his mercy endureth for ever. with misery; yea, happy shall he

18 Yea, and slew mighty kings; be that rewardeth thee as thou hast for his mercy erdureth for ever; served us.

19 Sehon, king of the Amorites; 9 Blessed shall he be that taketh for his mercy endureth for ever; thy children, and throweth them

20 And Og, the king of Basan; against the stones. for his mercy endureth for ever; Psalm 138. Confitebor tibi. 21 And gave away

their land for Will give thanks unto thee, O an heritage; for his mercy endureth Lord, with my whole heart; even for ever;

before the gods will I sing praise 22 Even for an heritage unto unto thee. Israel, his servant; for his mercy 2 I will worship toward thy holy endureth for ever.

temple, and praise thy name, be. 23 Who remembered us when cause of thy loving-kindness and we were in trouble; for his mercy truth; for thou hast magnified thy endureth for ever;

name and thy word above all things. 24 And hath delivered us from 3 When I called upon thee, thou our enemies; for his mercy endu- heardest me; and enduedst my soul reth for ever.

with much strength. 25 Who giveth food to all flesh; 4 All the kings of the earth shall for his mercy endureth for ever. praise thee, O Lord; for they have

20 O give thanks unto the God heard the words of thy mouih. of heaven; for his mercy endureth 5 Yea, they shall sing in the ways for ever,

of the Lord, that great is the glory 27 O give thanks unto the Lord of the Lord. of lords; for his mercy endureth 6 For though the Lord be high, for ever.

yet hath he respect unto the lowly; Psalm 137. Super flumina. as for the proud, he beholdeth them By the waters of Babylon we sat afw" off.

7 Though I walk in the midst membered thee, O Sion.

of trouble, yet shalt thou refresh 2 As for our harp3, we hanged me; thou shalt stretch forth thy them up upon the trees that are hand upon the furiousness of mine therein.

enemies, and thy right hand shall 3 For they that led us away cap-save me. tive, required of us then a


and 8 The Lord shall make good his melody in our heaviness : Sing us loving-kindness toward me; yea, one of the songs of Sion. thy mercy, O Lord, endureth for

4 How shall we sing the Lord's ever; despise not then the works song in a strange land?

of thine own hands. 5 If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning. The twenty-ninth Day. 6 If I do not remember thee, let

MORNING PRAYER. my tongue cleave to the roof ot' my Psalm 139. Domine, probasti. month, yea, if I prefer not Jerusa- O Lord, thou hast searched me lem in

Remember the children of est my down-sitting, and mine Edom, O Lord, in the day of Jeru- up-rising; thou understandest my salem; how they said, Down with it, thoughts long before. down with it, even to the ground. 2 Thou art about my path, and

about my bed; and spiest out all, 18 If I tell them, they are more my ways.

in number than the sand; when I 's For lo, there is not a word in wake up, I am present with thee. my tongue, but thou, O Lord, know 19 Wilt thou not slay the wick. est it altogether.

ed, O God ? Depart from me, ye A Thou last fashioned me behind blood-thirsty men. and before, and laid thine hand 20 For they speak unrightcously upon me.

against thee; and thine enemies 5 Such knowledge is too wonder-take thy name in vain. ful and excellent for me; I cannot 21 Do not I hate them, O Lord, attain unto it.

that hate thee? and am nct I greved 6 Whither shall I go then from with those that rise up against thee? thy Spirit, or whither shall I go 22 Yea, I hate them right sore ; then from why presence ? even as though they were mine

7 If I climb up into heaven, thou enemies. art there; if I go down to hell, thou 23 Try me, O God, and seek the art there also.

ground of my heart; prove me, and 8 If I take the wings of the morn- examine my thoughts. mg, and remain in the uttermost 24 Look well if there be any parts of the sea;

way of wickedness in me; and lead 9 Even there also shall thy hand me in the way everlasting. lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.

Psalm 140.. Eripe me, Domine. 10 f I say, Peradventure the DELIVER me, O Lord, from shall shal!

man; and me my night be turned to day. from the wicked man;

11 Yea, the darkness is no dark 2 Who imagine mischief in their ness with thee, but the night is as hearts, and stir up strife all the clear as the day; the darkness and day long. light to thee are both alike. 3 They have sharpened their

12 For my reins are thine ; thou tongues like a serpent; adder's poi. hast covered me in my mother's son is under their lips. womb.

4 Keep me, O Lord, from the 13 I will give thanks unto thee, hands of the ungolly; preserve me for I am fearfully and wonderfully from the wicked men, who are purmale: marvellous are thy works, posed to overthrow my goings. and that my soul knoweth right 5 The proud have laid a snare well.

for me, and spread a net abroad 14 My bones are not hid from with cords; yea, and set traps in thee, though I be made secretly, my way. and fashioned beneath in the earth. 6 I said unto the Lord, Thou

15 Thine eyes did see my sub-art my God, hear the voice of my star.ce, yet being imperfect; and prayers, O Lord. in thy book were all my members O Lord God, thou strength of written;

my health ; thou hast covered my 16 Which day by day were fa- head in the day of battle. shionerl, when as yet there was 8 Let not the ungolly have his bone of them.

desire, O Lord; let not his mischic. 17 How dear are thy counsels vous imagination prosper, lest they anto me, O God; O how great is be too proud. the sum of them!

9 Let the mischief of their own

escape them.

lips fall upon the head of them that own nets together, and let me ever compass me about.

10 Let hot burning coals fall upon EVENING PRAYER. them; let them be cast into the fire, and into the pit, that they Psalm 142. Voce mea ad Dominum. never rise up again.


Cried unto the Lord with my 11 A man full of words shall not

voice; yca, even unto the Lord prosper upon the earth: evil shali did I make my supplication. huni the wicked person, to over

2 I poured out my complaints throw him.

before bim, and showed him of my 12 Sure I am that the Lord will trouble. Avenge the poor, and maintain the 3 When my spirit was in heavi. causc of the helpless.

ness, thou knowest my path; in 13 The righteous also shall give

the way wherein I walkerl, have thanks unto thy name; and the just they privily laid a snare for me. shall continue in thy sight.

Å I looked also upon my right

hand, and saw there was no man Psalm 141. Domine, clamavi. that would know me. LORD, upon thee; haste

5 I had no place to flee unto, and thee unto me, and consider my no man cared for my

soul. voice, when I cry unto thee.

6 I cried unto thee, O Lord, and 2 Let my prayer be set forth in said, Thou art my hope, and my uy sight as the incense; and let portion in the land of the living. the lifting up of my hands be an

7 Consider my complaint; for I evening sacrifice.

am brought very low. S Set a watch, O Lord, before

8 o deliver me from my per my inouth, and keep the door of secutors, for they are too strong my lips.

40 let not mine heart be inclined 9 Pring my soul out of prison, to any evil thing; let me not be that I may give thanks unio thy occupied in ungodly works with the name; which thing ifthou wilt grant men that work wickedness, lest I me, then shall the rigliteous resort eat of such things as please them. unto my company.

5 Let the righteous rather smite Psalm 143. Domire, exaudi. me friendly, and reprove me. 6 But let not their precious balms HEAR my prayer, O Lord, and

consider iny desire ; licarken break my head; yea, I will pray yet unto me for thy truth and righteousagainst their wickedness.

ness' sake. 7 Let their judges be overthrown 2 And enter not into judgment in the stony places, that they may with thy servant; for in thy sight hear my words ; for they are sweet. shall no man living be justified.

8 Our bones lie scattered before 3 For the enerny hath persecuted the pil, like as when one breaketh my soul; he hath smitien my life and he weth wood upon the earth. down to the ground; he hathi laid

9 B:it mine eyes look unto thee, me in the slarkness, as the men that O Lord God; in thee is my trust; have been long dead. O cast not out my soul.

4 Therefore is my spirit vexed 10 Keep me from the snare that within me, and my heart within m they have laid for me, and from is desolate. the traps of the wicked doers. 5 Yet do I remember the time

11 Let the ungodly fall into their past: I puse upon all thy works;

für me.

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