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And for the blasphemy, wherewith our neighbours have blasphemed thee : reward thou them, O Lord, séven-fold into their bosom.

So we, that are thy people, and sheep of thy pasture*, shall give thee thanks for ever : and will alway. be shewing forth thy praise from generation to geněration.

Psalm lxxx. Qui regis Israel. HEAR, O thou Shepherd of Israel *, thou that leadest Jóseph like a sheep : shéw thyself also, thou that sittest upon the chérůbims.

Before Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasses : stir up thy strength, and come, and help us.

Túrn us ågain, O God : shew the light of thy coúntenance, and we shall be whóle.

O Lord God of hosts : how long wilt thou be angry with thy people that práyeth?

Thou feédest them with thě bread of tears : and givest them plénteousness of tears to drink.

Thou hast made us a very strífe unto our neighbours : and our enemies laugh us to scórn.

Turn us again, thou God of hosts : shew the light of thy countenance, and we shall be whóle.

Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt : thou hast cást out the heathen, ånd planted it.

Thou máděst room for it ; and when it had taken root it filled the land.

TONE 7.

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The hills were covered with the shadow of it : and the boughs thereof were like the goodly cedartrees. • She strétched out her branches unto thě sea : and her boughs unto the river.

Why hast thou then broken down her hedge : that all they that go by pluck off her grapes ?

The wild boar out of the wood doth root it up : and the wild beasts of the field devoúr it.

Turn thee again, thou God of hosts *, look down from heavěn : behold, and visit this víne;

And the place of the vineyard that thy right hand hath planted : and the branch that thou madest so strong for thyself.

It is burnt with fire, and cut down : and they shall perish at the rebúke of thy countěnance.

Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right hand : and upon the son of man*, whom thou madest so strong for thine own self.

And so will not we go back from thee : 0 let us live and we shall cáll úpon thy Name.

Turn us again, O Lord God of hosts : shew the light of thy countenance, and we shall be whóle.

Psalm lxxxi. Exultate Deo.

TONE 2.

SING we merrily unto God our strength : make a cheerful noise unto the God of Jacob.

Take the psalm, bring hither the tabret : the merry harp with the lute.

Blow up the trumpet in the new-moon : even in the time appointed, and upon our sólēmn feast-day.

For this was made a statute for Isråel : and a law of the God of Jacob.

This he ordained in Joseph for a téstimony : when he came out of the land of Egypt, and had heard ă strange language.

I eased his shoulder from the burden : and his hands were delivered from making the pots.

Thou calledst upon me in troubles, and I delivered thee : and heard thee what time as the storm fell upon thee.

I proved thee also : at the wátěrs of strife.

Hear, O my people, and I will assure thee, O Isrăel : if thou wilt heárken unto me.

There shall no strange god be in thee : neither shalt thou worship any othěr god.

I am the Lord thy God*, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt : open thy mouth wide, and I shåll fill it.

But my people would not hear my voice : and Israel would not obéy me.

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So I gave them up unto their own hearts' lusts : and let them follow their own imaginations.

O that my people would have hearkened unto me : for if Israel had walked in my ways,

I should soon have put down their éněmies : and turned my hand against their adversaries.

The haters of the Lord should have been found liars ; but their time should have endured for éver.

He should have fed them also with the finest wheat-flour : and with honey out of the stony rock should I have sátisfied thee.

Evening Prayer.

PSALM lxxxii. Deus stetit. God standeth in the congregation of princes : he is a Judge åmong gods.

How long will ye give wrong judgment : and accept the persons of the ungodly?

Defend the poor and fatherless : see that such as are in need and necessity have right.

Deliver the outcast and poor : save them from the hand of the ungodly.

They will not be learned nor understand*, but walk on still in darkness : all the foundations of the earth are out of course.

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I have said, Ye are gods : and ye are all the chíldren of the most Highest.

But ye shall die like men : and fall like one of the prínces.

Arise, O God, and judge thou the earth : for thou shalt take all heathen to thine inheritance.

Psalm lxxxiii. Deus, quis similis?

TONE 1.

HOLD not thy tongue, O God*, keep not still sílence : refraín not thyself, O God.

For lo, thine enemies make ă múrmuring : and they that háte thee have lift up their head.

They have imagined craftily against thy people : and taken counsel against thy secrèt ones.

They have said, Come, and let us root them out*, that they be no more a people : and that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.

For they have cast their heads together with one consent : and are conféderăte against thee;

The tabernacles of the Edomites, and the Ismaelites : the Móabites, ånd Hagặrens ;

Gebal, and Ammon, and Amălek : the Philistines, with thém thắt dwell at Tyre.

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