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of Jerusalem ; how they said, THE TWENTY-NINTH DAY. Down with it, down with it,

MORNING PRAYER. even to the ground.

Psalm 139. Domine, probasti. 8 O daughter of Babylon, wasted with misery ; yea, happy O LORD, thou hast searched shall he be that rewardeth me out, and known me; thou thee as thou hast served us. knowest my down-sitting, and

9 Blessed shall he be that mine up-rising ; thou undertaketh thy children, and throw- standest my thoughts long beeth them against the stones. fore.

2 Thou art about my path, PSALM 138. Confitebor tibi.

and about my bed; and spiest I WILL give thanks unto out all my ways. thee, O LORD, with my whole 3 For lo, there is not a word heart; even before the gods in my tongue, but thou, O LORD, will I sing praise unto thee. knowest it altogether.

2 I will worship toward thy 4 Thou hast fashioned me holy temple, and praise thy behind and before, and laid name, because of thy loving thine hand upon me. kindness and truth; for thou 5 Such knowledge is too hast magnified thy name and wonderful and excellent for me; thy word above all things. I cannot attain unto it.

3 When I called upon thee, 6 Whither shall I go then thou heardest me; and enduedst from thy Spirit, or whither shall my soul with much strength. I go then from thy presence ?

4 All the kings of the earth 7 If I climb up into heaven, shall praise thee, O LORD; for thou art there; if I go down they have heard the words of to hell, thou art there also. thy mouth.

8 If I take the wings of the 5 Yea, they shall sing in the morning, and remain in the ways of the LORD, that great is uttermost parts of the sea ; the glory of the Lord.

9 Even there also shall thy 6 For though the LORD be hand lead me, and thy right high, yet bath he respect unto hand shall hold me. the lowly; as for the proud, he 10 If I say, Peradventure beholdeth them afar off.

the darkness shall cover me; 7 Though I walk in the midst then shall my night be turned of trouble, yet shalt thou refresh to day. me; thou shalt stretch forth 11 Yea, the darkness is no thy hand upon the furiousness darkness with thee, but the of mine enemies, and thy right night is as clear as the day; hand shall save me.

the darkness and light to thee 8 The LORD shall make good are both alike. his loving kindness toward me; 12 For my reins are thine ; yea, thy mercy, O LORD, en-thou hast covered me in my dureth for ever; despise not mother's womb. then the works of thine own 13 I will give thanks unto hands.

thee, for I am fearfully and

wonderfully made : marvellous 3 They have sharpened their are thy works, and that my soul tongues like a serpent; adder's knoweth right well.

poison is under their lips. 14 My bones are not hid 4 Keep me, O Lord, from the from thee, though I be made hands of the ungodly; preserve secretly, and fashioned beneath me from the wicked men, who in the earth.

are purposed to overthrow my 15 Thine eyes did see my goings. substance, yet being imperfect; 5 The proud have laid a and in thy book were all my snare for me, and spread a net members written;

abroad with cords; yea, and set 16 Which day by day were traps in my way, fashioned, when as yet there 6 I said unto the LORD, Thou was none of them.

art my God, hear the voice of 17 How dear are thy coun- my prayers, O LORD. sels unto me, O God; O how 70 LORD God, thou strength great is the sum of them! of

my health; thou hast covered 18 If I tell them, they are my head in the day of battle. more in number than the sand; 8 Let not the ungodly have when I wake up, I am present his desire, 0 LORD; let not his with thee.

mischievous imagination pros19 Wilt thou not slay the per, lest they be too proud. wicked, O GOD? Depart from 9 Let the mischief of their me, ye blood-thirsty men. own lips fall upon the head of

20 For they speak unright- them that compass me about. eously against thee; and thine 10 Let hot burning coals fall enemies take thy name in vain. upon them; let them be cast

21. Do not I hate them, o into the fire, and into the pit, Lord, that hate thee? and am that they never rise up again. not I grieved with those that 11 A man full of words shall rise up against thee?

not prosper upon the earth; evil 22 Yea, I hate them right shall hunt the wicked person, sore; even as though they were to overthrow him. mine enemies.

12 Sure I am that the LORD 23 Try me, O God, and seek will

avenge the poor, and mainthe ground of my heart; prove tajn the cause of the helpless. me, and examine my thoughts. 13 The righteous also shall

24 Look well if there be any give thanks unto thy name; way of wickedness in me; and and the just shall continue in lead me in the way everlasting. thy sight.

PSALM 140. Eripe me, Domine. Psalm 141. Domine, clamavi.

DELIVER me, O LORD, from LORD, I call upon thee; the evil man; and preserve me haste thee unto me, and confrom the wicked man;

sider my voice, when I cry 2 Who imagine mischief in unto thee. their hearts, and stir up strife 2 Let my prayer be set forth all the day long.

in thy sight as the incense; and


let the listing up of my hands 3 When my spirit was in be an evening sacrifice. heaviness, thou knewest my

3 Set a watch, O LORD, be- path; in the way wherein I fore my mouth, and keep the walked, have they privily laid door of my lips.

a snare for me. 4 0 let not mine heart be

4 I looked also upon my inclined to any evil thing; let right hand, and saw there was me not be occupied in ungodly no man that would know me. works with the men that work 5 I had no place to flee unto, wickedness, lest I eat of such and no man cared for my soul. things as please them.

6 I cried unto thee, O LORD, 5 Let the righteous rather and said, Thou art my hope, and smite me friendly, and reprove my portion in the land of the

living. 6 But let not their precious

7 °Consider my complaint ; balms break my head; yea, I for I am brought very low. will pray yet against their

8 O deliver me from my perwickedness.

secutors, for they are too strong 7 Let their judges be over- for me. thrown in the stony places, that 9 Bring my soul out of - they may hear my words; for prison, that I may give thanks they are sweet.

unto thy name; which thing if 8 Our bones lie scattered thou wilt grant me, then shall before the pit, like as when one the righteous resort unto my breaketh and heweth wood upon company. the earth.

Psalm 143. Domine, exaudi. 9 But mine eyes look unto thee, O LORD God; in thee is HEAR my prayer, O LORD, my trust; O cast not out my and consider my desire; hearksoul.

en unto me for thy truth and 10 Keep me from the snare righteousness' sake. that they have laid for me, and

2 And enter not into judgfrom the traps of the wicked ment with thy servant; for in doers.

thy sight shall no man living 11 Let the ungodly fall into be justified. their own nets together, and let

Ž For the enemy


perseme ever escape them.


he hath smitten my life down to the ground; he hath laid me in the darkness,

as the men that have been long Psalm 142. Voce mea ad Dominum.

dead. I CRIED unto the LORD 4 Therefore is my spirit with my voice; yea, even unto vexed within me, and my heart the LORD did I make my sup- within me is desolate. plication.

5 Yet do I remember the 2 I poured out my complaints time past: I muse upon all thy before him, and showed him of works ; yea, I exercise myself my trouble.

in the works of thy hands.



6 I stretch forth my hands 4 Man is like a thing of unto thee; my soul gaspeth naught; his time passeth away unto thee as a thirsty land. like a shadow.

7 Hear me, O LORD, and that 5 Bow thy heavens, O LORD, soon; for my spirit waxeth and come down; touch the faint: hide not thy face from mountains, and they shall me, lest I be like unto them smoke. that

down into the pit.

6 Cast forth thy lightning, 8 O let me hear thy loving and tear them; shoot out thine kindness betimes in the morn- arrows, and consume them. ing; for in thee is my trust: 7 Send down thine hand from show thou me the way that I above; deliver me, and take should walk in; for I lift my me out of the great waters, from soul unto thee.

the hand of strange children ; 9 Deliver me, O Lord, from 8 Whose mouth talketh of mine enemies; for I fee unto vanity, and their right hand is thee to hide me.

a right hand of wickedness. 10 Teach me to do the thing 9 I will sing a new song unto that pleaseth thee; for thou art thee, O God; and sing praises my God: let thy loving Spirit unto thee upon a ten-stringed lead me forth into the land of lute. righteousness.

10 Thou hast given victory 11 Quicken me, O LORD, for unto kings, and hast delivered thy name's sake; and for thy David, thy servant, from the righteousness' sake bring my peril of the sword. soul out of trouble.

11 Save me, and deliver me 12 And of thy goodness, slay from the hand of strange childmine enemies, and destroy all ren, whose mouth talketh of them that vex my soul ; for I vanity, and their right hand is a am thy servant.

right hand of iniquity;

12 That our sons may grow up THE THIRTIETH DAY.

as the young plants, and that our daughters may be as the polished

corners of the temple; Psalm 144. Benedictus Dominus.

13 That our garners may BLESSED be the LORD, my be full and plenteous with all strength, who teacheth my manner of store; that our sheep hands to war, and my fingers may bring forth thousands, and to fight.

ten thousands in our streets ; 2 My hope and my fortress, 14 That our oxen may be my castle and deliverer, my strong to labour ; that there be defender, in whom I trust; who no decay, no leading into capsubdueth my people that is tivity, and no complaining in under me.

our streets. 3 LORD, what is man, that 15 Happy are the people that thou hast such respect unto are in such a case ; yea, blessed him? or the son of man, that are the people who have the thou so regardest him? LORD for their God.


Psalm 145. Exaltabo te, Deus. thee, O LORD ; and thou givest

I WILL magnify thee, O them their meat in due season. God, my King; and I will praise 16 Thou openest thine hand, thy name for ever and ever. and fillest all things living with

2 Every day will I give thanks plenteousness. unto thee, and praise thy name 17 The Lord is righteous in for ever and ever.

all his ways, and holy in all his 3 Great is the LORD, and works. marvellous, worthy to be prais- 18 The LORD is nigh unto ed; there is no end of his all them that call upon him; greatness.

yea, all such as call upon him 4 One generation shall praise faithfully. thy works unto another, and 19 He will fulfil the desire declare thy power.

of them that fear him; he also 5 As for me, I will be talking will hear their cry, and wiil of thy worship, thy glory, thy help them. praise, and wondrous works; 20 The LORD preserveth all

6 So that men shall speak of them that love him ; but scatthe might of thy marvellous tereth abroad all the ungodly. acts; and I will also tell of thy 21 My mouth shall speak the greatness.

praise of the LORD; and let all 7 The memorial of thine flesh give thanks unto his holy abundant kindness shall be name for ever and ever. showed ; and men shall sing of thy righteousness.

Psalm 146. Lauda, anima mea. 8 The Lord is gracious and

PRAISE the LORD, O my merciful; long suffering, and soul: while I live, will I praise of great goodness.

the LORD; yea, as long as I 9 The Lord is loving unto have any being, I will sing every man, and his mercy is praises unto my God. over all his works.

2 0 put not your trust in 10 All thy works praise thee, princes, nor in any child of man; O LORD ; and thy saints give for there is no help in them. thanks unto thee.

3 For when the breath of 11 They show the glory of man goeth forth, he shall turn thy kingdom, and talk of thy again to his earth, and then all power ;

his thoughts perish. 12 That thy power, thy glory, 4 Blessed is he that hath the and mightiness of thy kingdom, God of Jacob for his help; an might be known unto men. whose hope is in the LORD his

13 Thy kingdom is an ever. God; lasting kingdom, and thy do- 5 Who made heaven and minion endureth throughout all earth, the sea and all that ages.

therein is; who keepeth his 14 The LORD upholdeth all promise for ever; such as fall, and listeth


all 6 Who helpeth them to right those that are down.

that suffer wrong; who feedeth 15 The eyes of all wait upon the hungry.

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