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MORNING PRAYER.

Psalm clxiv. Benedictus Dominus. D LESSED be the Lord · my strength : who D teacheth my hands to | war, . and my fingers to fight;

2 'My hope and my fortress, my castle and deliverer, my defender, in whom · I trust : who subdueth my people that is under me.

3 Lord, what is man, that thou hast such res pect · un to him: or the son of man, that · thou 7 so rel gardest him?

4 Man is like a | thing of 1 nought : his time passeth · a way · like a shadow..

5 Bow thy heavens, o Lord, I and come down : touch the mountains, . and they · shall / smoke.

6 Cast forth thy | lightning · and 1 tear them: shoot out thine | ar rows, and consume them.

7 Send down thine | hand · from a I Love : deliver me, and take me out of the great waters, from the hand of strange | children ;

8 Whose mouth | talketh.of | vanity : and their right hand | is a right hand. of I wickedness.

9 I will sing a new song unto | thee, .0 | God: and sing praises unto thee up on a ten | string ed | lute.

10 Thou hast given victory | un• to kings: and hast delivered David thy servant from the ( per il 1 of the sword.

11 Save me, and deliver me from the hand of strange | children : whose mouth talketh of vanity, and their right hand I is a right | hand of in i iquity.

12 That our sons may grow up as the | young I plants : and that our daughters may be as the polished | cor• ners of the temple.

13 That our garners may be full and plenteous with all manner. of | store : that our sheep may bring forth thousands and ten | thou sands in . our | streets.

14 That our oxen may be strong to labour, that there be no• de 1 cay: no leading into captivity, and no com | plaining | in our streets.

15 Happy are the people that are in such · al case : yea, blessed are the people who have · the Lord for their God.

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12 That thy power, thy glory, and mightiness of thy | kingdom : might be kngen | un .to | men.

13 Thy kingdom is an efer lasting | kingdom: and thy dominion en dureth · throughout all ages.

14 The Lord upholdeth all such as fall: and lifteth up all those that are down.

15 The eyes of all wait upon thee, .0 | Lord : and thou givest them their meat in due | season.

16 Thon openest thine hand: and fillest all. things | living with plenteousness.

17 The Lord is righteous in all · his ways : and holy. in all his works.

18 The Lord is nigh' unto all them that call. up on him: yea, all such as call. up on him | faithfully.

19 He will fulfil the desire of them. that fear him: he also will hear their | cry, and. will help them.

20 The Lord preserveth all them that love him: but scattereth a broad all the un godly.

21 My mouth shall speak the praise · of the Lord: and let all flesh give thanks unto his holy Name · for I ever •and | ever.

Psalm cxlvi. Lauda anima mea. DRAISE the Lord, O my soul; while I live will I I praise · the Lord: yea, as long as I have any being, I will sing praises · un to.my | God.

2 0 put not your trust in princes, nor in any | child .of 1 man: for there is no l help in them.

3 For when the breath of man goeth forth he shall turn al gain · to his earth: and then I all. his thoughts | perish.

4 Blessed is he that hath the God of Jacob for · his | help : and whose hope is in the Lord . his | God;

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