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TONE 4.

The fierceness of man shall túrn to thy praise : and the fierceness of them shalt thou refraín.

Promise unto the Lord your God, and keep it*, all ye that are round åbout him : bring presents unto hím that ought to bě feared.

He shall refrain the spirit of princes : and is wonderful among the kings of the earth.

PSALM lxxvii.

Voce mea ad Dominum.

TONE 2.

I WILL cry unto God with my voice : even unto God will I

cry
with

my voice*, and he shall heárken unto me.

In the time of my trouble I sought the Lord : my sore ran, and ceased not in the night season* ; my soul refúsěd comfort. When I am in heaviness, I will think upon

God : when my heart is véxed, I will complain.

Thou holdest mine eyes waking : I am so feeble, that I cannot speak.

I have considered the days of old : and the years thăt are past.

I call to remembrance my song : and in the night I

TONB 2.

commune with mine own heart, and search out my spírits.

Will the Lord absent himself for ever : and will he be no more intreated ?

Is his mercy clean gone for ever : and is his promise come utterly to an end for evermore!

Hath God forgotten to be gracious : and will he shut up his loving-kindness in displeásure?

And I said, It is mine own infirměty : but I will remember the years of the right hand of thě most Highest.

I will remember the works of the Lord : and call to mind thy wonders of old time.

I will think also of all thy works : and my tálking shall be of thy doings.

Thy way, O God, is holy : who is so great a Gód as our God?

Thou art the God that doeth wonders : and hast declared thy power among thě people.

Thou hast mightily delivered thy people : even the sons of Jácob ånd Jóseph.

The waters saw thee O God, the waters sáw thee, and were ăfraid : the depths also were troubled.

The clouds poured out water, the air thunděred : and thine arrows went abroad.

The voice of thy thunder was heard round åbout : the lightnings shone upon the ground * ; the earth was móved, and shook withal.

TONE 2.

Thy way is in the sea, and thy paths in the great waters : and thy footsteps are not known.

Thou leddest thy people like sheep : by the hand of Móses ånd Aáron.

Evening Prayer.
Psalm lxxviii. Attendite, popule.

TONE 8.

HEAR my law, O my people : inclíne your ears unto thě words of my mouth.

I will open my mouth in a párăble : I will declare hard sentences of old ;

Which we have heard and known : and such as our fathers have told us;

That we should not hide them from the children of the generations to come : but to shew the honour of the Lord*, his mighty and wonderful works thắt he hath done. He made a covenant with Jacob*, and

gave

Israel a law : which he commanded our forefathers to teach their children;

That their postérity might know it : and the children which wěre yét unborn.

To the intent that when they came up : they might shew their childrěn the same;

TONE 8.

That they might put their trust in God : and not to forget the works of God*, but to keep his commándments;

And not to be as their forefathers*, a faithless and stúbborn gěněration : a generation that set not their heart aright*, and whose spirit cleaveth not stédfastly unto God;

Like as the children of Ephrăim : who being harnessed, and carrying bows*, turned themselves back in the day of battle.

They kept not the covenant of God : and would not walk in his law;

But forgat what he had done : and the wonderful works that he had shewed for them.

Marvellous things did he in the sight of our fóre. fathers, in the land of Egypt : even in the field of Zóan.

He divided the sea*, and let them go through : he made the waters to stand on an heáp.

In the day-time also he led them with a cloud : and all the night through with ă light of fire.

He clave the hard rocks in the wilderness : and gave them drink thereof, as it had been out of the great dépth.

He brought waters out of the stony rock : so that it gúshed out like the rivers.

Yet for all this they sinned more against him : and provoked the most Highest in the wilderness.

TONE 8.

They tempted God in their hearts : and required meat for their lúst.

They spáke against God also, saying : Shall God prepare a table in thě wilderness?

He smote the stony rock indeed *, that the water gushed out, and the streams flowed withal : but can he give breád also, or provide flesh for his people?

When the Lord heard this, he was wroth : so the fire was kindled in Jacob*, and there came up heavy displeasure against Israel ;

Because they believed not in God : and pút not their trust in his hélp.

So he commanded the clouds åbove : and opened the doors of heaven.

He rained down mánna also upon them for to eat : and gave them food from heáven.

So man did eat ángels' food : for he sént thèm meat ěnough.

He caused the east-wind to blow under heavěn : and through his power he brought in the south-west wind.

He rained flesh upon them as thick as dust : and feathered fówls like as the sand of the sea.

He let it fall among their tents : even round about their habitation.

So they did eat, and were well filled* ; for he gave them their own désire : they were not disappointed of their lust.

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