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4 For thou art the God that, EVENING PRAYER. hast no pleasure in wicked

Psalm vi. Domine, ne in fué ness; neither shall any evil

rore. dwell with thee, 5 Such as be foolish, shall

in thine indignation, neinot stand in thy sight; for

ther chasten me in thy disthou hatest all them that work

pleasure. vanity.

2 Have mercy upon me, O 6 Thou shalt destroy them

Lord, for I am weak : O Lord, that speak lies: The Lord will abħor both the blood-thirs- heal me, for my bones are

vexed. ty and deceitful man. 7 But as for

3 My soul also is sore trouI will come

me, into thine house, even upon

bled : but, Lord, how long wilt the multitude of thy mercy,

thou punish me? and in thy fear will I worship deliver my soul; O save me,

4 Turn thee, O Lord and toward thy holy temple. 8 Lead me, O Lord, in thy

for thy mercies' sake :

5 For in death no man rerighteousness, because of mine

membereth thee; and who will enemies; make thy way plain before my face.

give thee thanks in the pit ? 9 For there is no faithful-l. 6 I am weary of my groanness in his mouth; their in- ing: every night wash I my ward parts are very


bed, and water my couch with ness.

my tears, 10 Their throat is an open

7 My beauty is gone for sepulchre ; they fatter with very trouble, and worn away their tongue.

because of all mine enemies. 11 Destroy thou them, o

8 Away from me, all ye God; let them perish through

that work vanity; for the Lord

bath heard the voice of my their own imaginations; cast them out in the multitude of weeping.

9 The Lord halb heard my their ungodliness ; for they have rebelled against thee.

petition ; the Lord will receive 12 And let all them that put

my prayer.

10 All mine enemies shall their trust in thee rejoice :

be confounded, and sore vexthey shall ever be giving of thanks, because thou defendest

ed; they shall be turned back, them; they that love thy Name and put to shame suddenly. shall be joyful in thee : Psalm vii. Domine, Deus 13 For thou, Lord, wilt give

meus. thy blessing untóthe righteous: O LORD, my God, in thee

have I put my trust : save ness wilt thou defend him, as me from all them that persewith a shield.

cute me, and deliver me ;

2 Lest he devour my soul hath bent his bow, and made like a lion, and tear it in pieces, it ready. while there is none to help. 14 He hath prepared for

3 O Lord my God, if I have him the instruments of death ; done any such thing; or if he ordaineth his arrows against there be any wickedness in the persecutors. my hands ;

15 Behold, he travaileth 4 If I have rewarded evil with mischief; he hath conunto him that dealt friendiy ceived sorrow, and brought with me ; yea, I have deliver-forth ungodliness. ed him that without any cause 16 He hath graven and dig. is mine enemy ;

ged up a pit, and is fallen him. 5 Then let mine enemy per. self into the destruction that secute my soul, and take me ; he made for other. yea, let him tread my life 17 For his travail shall come down upon the earth, and lay upon his own head, and his mine honour in the dust. wickedness shall fall on his

6 Stand up, O Lord, in thy own pate. wrath, and lift up thyself, be- 18 I will give thanks unto cause of the indignation of the Lord, according to his mine enemies; arise up for righteousness; and I will praise me in the judgment that thou the Name of the Lord most hast commanded:

high. 7 And so shall the congre. Psalm viii. Domine, Dominus gation of the people come about

noster. thee : for their sakes therefore lift up thyself again.

excellent is thy Name people: give sentence with in all the world ; thou that me, O Lord, according to my hast set thy glory above the righteousness, and according heavens ! to the innocency that is in me 2 Out of the mouth of very

9 (). let the wickedness of babes and sucklings hast thou the ungodly come to an end; ordained strength, because of but guide thou the just. thine enemies, that thou might

10. For the righteous God est still the enemy and the trieth the very hearts and avenger. reins.

3 For I will consider thy 11 My help cometh of God, heavens, even the works of who preserveth them that are thy fingers; the moon and the true of heart.

Stars which thou hast ordained. 12 God is a righteous judge, 4 What is man, that thou strong, and patient ; and God art mindful of him ? and the is provoked every day. son of man, that thou visitest

13 If a man will not turn, him ? be will whet his sword; bel 5 Thou madest him lower

8 The Lord shall judge the Lord, our Governor

, how

than the angels, to crown him! 7 But the Lord shall endure with glory and worship. for ever; he hath also prepar

6 Thou makest him to ed his seat for judgment. have dominion of the works of 8 For he shall judge the thy hands : and thou hast put world in righteousness, and all things in subjection under minister true judgment unto his feet;

the people. 7 All sheep and oxen ; yea, 9 The Lord also will be a and the beasts of the field ; defence forthe oppressed, even

8 The fowls of the air, and a refuge in due time of trouble. the fishes of the sea ; and 10 And they that know thy whatsoever walketh through Name, will put their trust in the paths of the seas. thee ; for thou, Lord, hast ne

9 O Lord, our Governor, ver failed them that seek thee. how excellent is thy Name in 110 praise the Lord which all the world!

dwelleth in Sion ; show the people of his doings :

12 For when he maketh inThe Second Day

quisition for blood, he remema MORNING PRAYER. bereth them, and forgetteth Psalm ix. Confitebor tibi. not the complaint of the poor.

13 Have mercy upon mc, WILL give thanks unto O Lord; consider the trouble


whole heart; I will speak of hate me, thou that liftest me all thy marvellous works. up from the gates of death ;

2 I will be glad and rejoice 14 That I may show all thy in thee; yea, my songs will I praises within the ports of the make of thy Name, O thou daughter of Sion : I will rea Most Highest.

jcice in thy salvation. 3 While mine enemies are 15 The heathen are sunk driven back, they shall fall and down in the pit that they perish at thy presence : made ; in the same net which

4 For thou hast maintained they hid privily is their foot my right and my cause ; thou taken. art set in the throne that judg- 16 The Lord is known to est right.

execute judgment; the un5 Thou hast rebuked the goaly is trapped in the work heathen, and destroyed the of his own hands. ungodly; thou hast put out 17 The wicked shall be their name for ever and everyturned into hell, and all the

6 O thou enemy, destruc-people ihat forget God. tions are come to a perpetual 18 For the poor shall not end; even as the cities which alway be forgotten; the pathou hast destroyed, their me- cient alsiding of the meek shall morial is peris! with them. not perish forever.

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the poor.

19 Up, Lord, and let notfcretly ; even as a lion lurketh man have the upper hand; let he in his den, that he may the heathen be judged in thy ravish the poor. sight.

10 He doth ravish the poor, 20 Put them in fear, O Lord, when he getteth him into that the heathen may know his n'et. themselves to be but men. || He falleth down and

humbleth himself, that the Psalm x. Ut quid, Domine?

congregation of the poor may THY standest thou so farliall into the bands of his cap

off, O Lord, and hidest tains. thy face in the needful time of 12 He hath said in his heart, trouble ?

Tush, God hath forgotten ; he 2 The ungodly, for his own hideth away his face, and he lust, doth persecute the poor : will never see it. let them be taken in the crafty 13 Arise, O Lord God, and wiliness that they have ima- lift up thine hand; forget not gined.

3 For the ungodly hath made 14 Wherefore should the boast of his own heart's de sire, wicked blaspheme God, while and speaketh good of the cohe doth say in his heart, Tush, velous, whom God abhorreth. thou God carest not for it?

4 The ungodly is so proud, 15 Surely thou hast seen it; that he careth not for God, for thou beholdest ungodliness neither is God in all bis and wrong. thoughts.

16 That thou mayest lake 5 His ways are alway griev- the matter into thy hand: the ous; thy judgments are far poor committeth himself unto above out of his sight, and thee ; for thou art the helper. therefore defieth he all his of the friendless. enemies.

17 Break thou the power

of 6 For he hath said in his the ungodly and malicious ; heart, Tush, I shall never be take away his ungodliness, and cast down, there shall no harm thou shalt five none. happen unto me.

18 The Lord is King for 7 His mouth is full of curs- ever and ever, and the heaing, deceit, and fraud ; under then are perished out of the his tongue is ungodliness and land. vanity.

19 Lord, thou hast heard 8 He sitteth lurking in the the desire of the poor; thou thievish corners of the streets, preparest their heart, and and privily in his lurking densihing ear hearkeneth thereto. doth he murder the innocent ; 20 To help the fatherless his eyes are set against the and poor unto their right, that poor.

the man of the earth be no 9 For he lieth waiting se-Imore exalted against them.

Psalm xi. In domino con fido. Jall deceitful lips, and the tongue (N the Lord put I my trust ; that speaketh proud things:

then to , 4 , With that she should flee as a bird our tongue will we prevail ; unto the hill ?

we are they that ought to 2 For lo, the ungodly bend speak : who is Lord over us? their bow, and make ready 5 Now, for the comfortless. their arrows within the quiver, troubles. sake of the needy, that they may privily shoot at and because of the deep sighthem which are true of heart sing of the poor,

3 For the foundations will 6 I will up, saith the Lord, be cast down; and what hath and will help every one from the righteous done? him that swelleth against him,

4 The Lord is in his holy and will set him at rest. temple ; the Lord's seat is in 7 The words of the Lord heaven.

are pure words, even as the 5 His eyes consider the silver which from the earth is poor, and his eye-lids try the tried, and purified seven times children of men.

in the fire. 6 The Lord alloweth the 8 Thou shalt keep them, O righteous; but the ungodly, Lord; thou shalt preserve him and him that delighteth in from this generation for ever. wickedness, doth his soul ab- 9 The ungodly walk on hor.

every side : when they are 7 Upon the ungodly he shall exalted, the children of men rain snares,fire and brimstone, are put to rebuke. storm and tempest : this shall Psalm xiii. Usque quo, Dobe their portion to drink.

mine? 8 For the righteous Lord loveth righteousness : his COW countenance will behold the me, O Lord ; for ever? thing that is just.

how long wilt thou hide thy

face from me ? EVENING PRAYER.

2 How long shall I seek Psalm xii. Salvum me fac. counsel in my soul, and be so H ELP me, Lord, for there vexed in niy heart? How long

is not one godly man left; shall mine enemies triumph for the faithful are minished over me? from among the children of 3 Consider, and hear me,

O Lord my God, lighien mine 2 They talk of vanity every eyes, that I sleep not in death; one with his neighbour , they

4. Lest mine enemy say,

I do but flatter with their lips, have prevailed against him: and dissemble in their double for if I be cast down, they keart.

that trouble me will rejoice 3 The Lord shall root out at it.


) How long wilt thou forget


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