nothing hid from the heat hill of the Lord? or who shall thereof.

rise up in his holy place? The law of the Lord is an Even he that hath clean undefiled law, converting the hands, and a pure heart; and soul ; the testimony of the that hath not lift up his mind Lord is sure, and giveth wis-unto vanity, nor sworn to dedom unto the simple. ceive his neighbour.

The statutes of the Lord He shall receive the bless. are right, and rejoice the ing from the Lord; and heart; the commandment of righteousness from the God the Lord is pure, and giveth of his salvation. light unto the eyes.

This is the generation of The fear of the Lord is those who seek him ; even of clean, and endureth for ever; those who seek thy face, o the judgments of the Lord are Jacob. true and righteous altogether. Lift up your heads, O ye

More to be desired are they gates, and be ye lift up, ye than gold, yea, than much fine everlasting doors, and the gold; sweeter also than ho- King of glory shall come in. ney, and the honey.comb. Whois the King of glory? it

Moreover, by them is thy is the Lord strong and mighty, servant taught; and in keep- even the Lord mighty in battle. ing of them there is great re- Lift up your heads, O ye ward.

gates, and be ye lift up, ye Who can tell how oft he everlasting doors, and the offendeth? O cleanse thou King of glory shall come in. me from my secret faults. Who is the King of glory?

Keep thy servant also from even the Lord of Hosts, he is presumptuous sins, lest they the King of glory. get the dominion over me.

Let the words of my mouth, Psalm ciii. Benedic, anima mea. and the meditation of my RAISE the Lord, O my heart, be alway acceptable in soul; and all that is withthy sight,

in me, praise his holy Name. O Lord, my strength, and Praise the Lord, O my soul; my Redeemer.

and forget not all his benefits; Psalm xxiv. Domini est terra. and healeth all thine infirmi.

Who forgiveth all thy sin, HE earth is the Lord's, ties; T

and all that therein is; Who saveth thy life from the compass of the world, and destruction, and crowneth they that dwell therein. thee with mcrcy and loviug

For he hath founded it up-kindness; on the seas, and prepared it Who satisfieth thy mouth upon the floods.

with good things, making thee Who shall ascend into the young and lusty as an eagle.


also toward those who fearhim: O searched me out

The Lord executeth righ- The Lord hatir prepared teousness and judgment, for his seat in heaven, and his all them that are oppressed kingdom ruleth over all. with wrong

O praise the Lord, ye AnHe showed his ways unto gels of his, ye that excel in Moses, his works unto the strength;ye that fulfil his comchildren of Israel.

mandment, and hearken unto The Lord is full of compas-the voice of his words. sion and mercy, long-suffer- O praise the Lord, all ye his ing, and of great goodness. hosts : ye servants of his, that

He will not alway be chid- do his pleasure. ing ; neither keefeth he his O speak good of the Lord, anger for ever.

all ye works of his, in all He hath not dealt with us places of his dominion : Praise after our sins ; nor rewarded thou the Lord, O my soul. us according to our wickednesses.

SELECTION II. For look how high the hea. From Psalm cxxxix. Domi. ven is in comparison of the earth ; so great is bis mercy

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searched me out, and is from the west; so far hath known me; thou knowest my he set our sins from us ! down-sitting, and mine up.

Yea, like as a Father pitieth rising; thou understandest his own children; even so is my thoughts long before. the Lord merciful unto them Thou art about my path, that fear him.

and about my bed ; and spiest For he knoweth whereof out all my ways. we are made; he remember. For lo, there is not a word cth that we are but dust. in my tongue, but thou, o

The days of man are but as Lord, knowest it altogether. grass ; for he flourisheth as Thou hast fashioned me a flower of the field. behind and before, and laid

For as soon as the wind go-thine hand upon me. eth over it, it is gone ; and the Such knowledge is too place thereof shall know it no wonderful and excellent for more.

me; I cannot attain unto it. But the merciful goodness. Whither shall I go then of the Lord endureth for ever from thy Spirit ? or whither and ever upon those who fear shall I go then from thy prehim; and his righteousness sence ? upon children's children; If I climb up into heaven

Even upon such as keep his thou art there ; if I go down covenant, and think upon his to hell, thou art there also. commandments to do them. If I take the wings of the

morning, and remain in the Psalm cxlv. Exaltabo it, uttermost parts of the sea ;

Deus. Even there also shall thy

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hand shall hold me. praise thy Name for ever and

If I say, Peradventure the ever. darkness shall cover me; then Every day will I give thanks shall mynight beturned to day. unto thee, and praise thy

Yea, the darkness is no Name for ever and ever. darkness with thee, but the Great is the Lord, and night is as clear as the day, marvellous, worthy to be the darkness and light to the praised; there is no end of are both alike.

his greatness. For my reins are thine ; One generation shall praise thou hast covered me in my thy works unto another, and mother's womb.

declare thy power. I will give thanks unto thee, As for me, I will be talking for I am fearfully and wonder of thy worship, thy glory, thy fully made: Marvellous are praise, and wondrous works; thy works, and that my soul So that men shall speak of knoweth right well. the might of thy marvellous

My bones are not hid from acts; and I will also tell of thy thee, though I be made secret- greatness. ly, and fushioned beneath in The memorial of thine a. the earth.

bundant kindness shall be Thine eyes did see my sub-showed, and men shall sing stance, yet being imperfect; of thy righteousness. and in thy book were all my The Lord is gracious and members written.

merciful ; long-suffering, and Which day by day were of great goodness. fashioned, when as yet there The Lord is loving unto was none of them.

every man, and his mercy is How dear are thy counsels over all his works. unto me, O God; O how All thy works praise thee, great is the sum of them! O Lord, and thy saints give

If I tell them, they are thanks unto thee. more in number than the They show the glory ofthy sand; when I wake up, I am kingdom, and talk of thy present with thee.

power ; Try me, () God, and seek That thy power, thy glory, the groundof my heart; prove and mightiness of thy kingme and examine my thoughts. dom, might be known unio

Look well if there be any men. way of wickedness in me; Thy kingdom is an everlastand lead me in the way ever. ing kingdom.andthy dominion lasting.

endureth throughout all ages. The Lord upholdeth all such; Behold, I was shapen in as fall, and lifteth up all those wickedness, and in sin hath who are down.

my mother conceived me. The eyes of all wait upon But lo, thou requirest truth thee, O Lord, and thou givest in the inward parts, and shalt thein their meat in due season. make me to understand wis

Thou openest thine hand, dom secretly. and fillest all things living| Thou shalt purge me with with plenteousness. Thyssop, and I shall be clean ;

The Lord is righteous in all thou shalt wash me, and I shall his ways, and holy in all bisbe whiter than snow. works.

Thou shalt make me hear The Lord is nigh unto all of joy and gladness, that the them that call upon him; yca, bones which thou hast broken all such as call upon him may rejoice. taithfully.

Turn thy face from my sins, He will fulfil the desire of and put out all my misdeeds. those who fear him ; he also Make me a clean heart, () will hear their cry, and will God, and renew a right spirit heip them.

within me. The Lord preserveth all Cast me not away from thy those who love him ; but scat-presence, and take not thy tereth abroad all the ungodly. Holy Spirit from me.

My mouth shall speak the O give me the comfort of praise of the Lord: and let all thy help again, and stablish Hesh give thanks unto his holy me with thy free Spirit. Narne for ever and ever.

Then shall I teach thy ways

unto the wicked, and sinners SELECTION III. shall be converted unto thee. From Psalm li. Miserere mei, Deliver me from blood-guilDeus.

tiness, () God, thou that art AVE mercy upon me, the God of my health ; and

God, after thy great ny tongue shall sing of thy goodness ; according to the righteousness. multitude of thy mercies, do Thou shalt open my lips, O away mine offences.

Lord, and my mouth shall Wash me thoroughly from show thy praise. my wickedness, and cleanse For thou desirest no sacrime from my sin :

fice, else would I give it thee; Forlacknowledge my faults, but thou delightest not in and my sin is ever before me. burnt-offerings.

Against thee only have I The sacrifice of God is a sinned, and done this evil in troubled spirit : a broken and thy sight, that thou mightest contrite beart, O God, shalt be justified in thy saying, and thou not despise. elear when thou art judged.

From Psalm xlii. Quemad- SELECTION IV. modum,

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IKE as the hart desireth 'the water-brooks, so long- RET not thyself because

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My soul is athirst for God, be thou envious against the yea, even for the living God : evil doers : When shall I come to appearFor they shall soon be cut before the presence of God ? down like the grass, and be wi.

My tears have been my meat thered even as the green herb. day and night ; while they. Put thou thy trust in the daily say unto me, Where is Lord,and be doing good; dwell now thy God?

in the land, and verily thoa Now when I think there-shalt be fed. upon, I pour out iny heart by Delight thou in the Lord, inyself ; for I went with the and he shall give thee thy inultitude, and brought them heart's desire. forth into the house of God, Commit thy way unto the

In the voice of praise and Lord, and put thy trust in bim, thanksgiving, among such as and he shall bring it to pass. keep holy-day.

He shall make thy righteous. Why art thou so full of hea- ness as clear as the light; and viness, O my soul? and why art thy just dealing as the noon'thou so disquieted within me? day.

Put thy trust in God; for I Hold thee still in the Lord, will yet give him thanks for and abide patiently upon him; the help of his countenance. but grieve not thyself at him

The Lord hath granted his whose way doth prosper, loving kindness in the day- against the man that doeth time; and in the night season after evil counsels. did I sing of him and made my Leave off from wrath, and prayer unto the God of my life. let go displeasure ; fret not

I will say unto the God of thyself,else shalt thou be mormy strength, Why hast thou ed to do evil. forgotten me? why go I thus Wicked doers shall be rootheavily, while the enemy op-ed out; and they that patiently presseth me?

abide the Lord, those shall Namely, while they say daily inherit the land. unto me, Where is now thy Yet a little while, and the God?

ungodly shall be clean gone ; Why art thou so vexed, O thou shalt look after his place, my soul ? and why art thou so and he shall be away. disquieted within me ? But the meek spirited shall

O put thy trust in God; for possess the earth, and shall be I will yet thank him, who is refreshed in the multitude of the help of my countenance peace. and my God.

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