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Thou shalt go upon the lion and! O let thine ears consider well adder; the young lion and the dra- the voice of my complaint. gon shalt thou tread under thy feet. If thou, Lord, wilt be extreme

Because he hath set his love to mark what is done amiss, O upon me, therefore will I deliver Lord, who may abide it ? him ; I will set him up, because For there is mercy with thee; he hath knowr my name.

therefore shalt thou be feared. He shall cail upon me, and I I look for the Lord; my soul will hear him; yea, I am with doth wait for him; in his word is him in trouble; I will deliver him, my trust. and bring him to honour.

My soul fleeth unto the Lord With long life will. I satisfy him, before the morning watch; I say, and show him my salvation. before the morning watch.

O Israel, trust in the Lord; for SELECTION VI. with the Lord there is mercy, and From Psalın 32. Beati, quorum. with him is plenteous redempLESSED is he whose un- tion.

righteousness is forgiven, and And he shall redeem Israel from whose sin is covered.

all his sins. Blessed is the man unto whom Psalm 121. Levavi oculos meos. the Lord imputeth no sin, and in


WILL lift up mine eyes unto whose spirit there is no guile. the hills, from whence cometh

I will acknowledge my sin unto my help. thee; and mine unrighteousness. My help cometh even from the have I not hid.

Lord, who hath made heaven and I said, I will confess my sins earth. unto the Lord; and so thou for- He will not suffer thy foot to be gavest the wickedness of my sin. moved, and he that keepeth thee

For this shall every one that is will not sleep. godly make his prayer unto thee, Behold, he that keepeth Israel in a time when thou mayest be shall neither slumber nor sleep. found; but in the great water floods

The Lord himself is thy keeper ; they shall not come nigh him. the Lord is thy defence upon thy

Thou art a place to hide me right hand : in ; thou shalt preserve me from

So that the sun shall not burn trouble; thou shalt compass me thee by day; neither the moon by about with songs of deliverance. night.

I will inform thee, and teach The Lord shall preserve thee thee in the way wherein thou shalt from all evil; yea, it is even he go; and I will guide thee with that shall keep thy soul.

The Lord shall preserve thy Great plagues remain for the un-going out and thy coming in, from godly; but whoso putteth his trust this time forth for evermore. in the Lord, mercy embraceth him on every side.

SELECTION VII. Be glad, O ye righteous, and re

Psalm 23. Dominus regit me.

; ye .

. Psalm 130. De profundis.

He shall feed me in a green pasOUT

UT of the deep have I called ture, and lead me forth beside the

unto thee, O Lord; Lord, waters of comfort. hear my voice.

He shall convert my soul, and M

mine eye.

joice in the Lord, and be joyful

, T herefore can I lack nothing



bring me forth in the paths of right- Eschew evil, and do good; seek eousness for his name's sake.

peace, and ensue it. Yea, though I walk through the The eyes of the Lord are over valley of the shadow of death, I the righteous, and his ears are open will fear no evil ; for thou art with unto their prayers. me;thy rod and thy staffcomfort me. The countenance of the Lord is

Thou shalt prepare a table before against them that do evil, to root me against them that trouble me; out the remembrance of them from thou hast anointed my head with the earth. oil, and my cup shall be full. The righteous cry, and the Lord

But thy loving kindness and mer- beareth them, and delivereth them cy shall follow me all the days of out of all their troubles. my life; and I will dwell in the The Lord is nigh unto those who house of the Lord for ever. are of a contrite heart, and will Psalm 34. Benedicam Domino. save such as areof an humble spirit.

Great are the troubles of the the Lord; his praise shall ever righteous; but the Lord delivereth be in my mouth.

him out of all. My soul shall make her boast in He keepeth all his bones, so that the Lord; the humble shall hear not one of them is broken. thereof, and be glad.

But misfortune shall slay the unO praise the Lord with me; and godly; and they that hate the rightlet us magnify his name together. eous shall be desolate.

I sought the Lord, and he heard The Lord delivereth the souls of me; yea, he delivered me out of his servants; and all they that

pu. all my fear.

their trust in him shall not be desThey had an eye unto him, and titute. were lightened ; and their faces Psalm 45. Te decet hymnus. were not ashamed.

THOU, O God, art praised in Lo, the poor crieth, and the Sion; and unto thee shall the Lord heareth him; yea, and saveth vow be performed in Jerusalem. him out of all his troubles.

Thou that hearest the prayer, The Angel of the Lord tarrieth unto thee shall all flesh come. round about them that fear him, My misdeeds prevail against me: and delivereth them.

O be thou merciful unto our sins. O taste, and see, how gracious Blessed is the man whom thou the Lord is : blessed is the man choosest, and receivest unto thee: that trusteth in him.

he shall dwell in thy court, and shall O fear the Lord, ye that are his be satisfied with the pleasures of saints; for they that fear him lack thy house, even of thy holy temple. nothing.

Thou shalt show us wonderful The lions do lack, and suffer things in thy righteousness, O God hunger; but they who seek the of our salvation; thou that art the Lord shall want no manner of hope of all the ends of the earth, thing that is good.

and of them that remain in the Come, ye children, and hearken broad sea.

'I will teach you the fear Who in his strength setteth fast of the Lord.

the mountains, and is girded about What man is he that lusteth to with power. live, and would fain see good days? Who stilleth the raging of the

Keep thy tongue from evil, and sea, and the noise of his waves, thy lips, that they speak no guile. and the madness of the people.


unto me;

They also that dwell in the ut- appeareth every one of them in termost parts of the earth shall be Sion. afraid at thy tokens, thou that O Lord God of hosts, hear my makest the out-goings of the morn-prayer; hearken, O God of Jacob. ing and evening to praise thee. For one day in thy courts is bet

Thou visitest the earth, and ter than a thousand. blessest it; thou makest it very

I had rather be a door-keeper in plenteous.

the house of my God, than to dwell The river of God is full of water: in the tents of ungodliness. thou preparest their corn, for so For the Lord God is a light and thou providest for the earth. defence; the Lord will give grace

Thou waterest her furrows; and worship; and no good thing thou sendest rain into the little shall he withhold from them that valleys thereof; thou makest it sofi live a godly life. with the drops of rain, and bless- O Lord God of hosts, blessed is est the increase of it.

the man that putteth his trust in Thou crownest the year with thee. thy goodness, and thy clouds drop Psalm 85. Benedizisti, Domine. fatness.

ORD, thou art become gra

La cious unto thy land; thou hast ings of the wilderness, and the turned away the captivity of Jacob. little hills shall rejoice on every

Thou hast forgiven the offence of side.

thy people and covered all their sins. The folds shall be full of sheep; Thou hast taken away all thy the valleys also shall stand so thick displeasure, and turned thyself with corn, that they shall laugh from thy wrathful indignation. and sing.

Turn us then, O God our Sa

viour, and let thine anger cease SELECTION VIII. From Psalm 84. Quam dilectu !

Wilt thou be displeased at us ings, thou Lord of hosts! My soul hath a desire and long-another? ing to enter into the courts of the Wilt thou not turn again, and Lord; my heart and my flesh re- quicken us, that thy people may joice in the living God.

rejoice in thee ? Yea, the sparrow hath found her Show us thy mercy, O Lord, an house, and the swallow a nest, and grant us thy salvation. where she may lay her young; even I will hearken what the Lord thy altars, O Lord of hosts, my God will say concerning me; for King and my God.

he shall speak peace unto his peoBlessed are they that dwell in ple, and to his saints, that they turn thy house; they will be alway not again. praising thée.

For his salvation is nigh them Blessed is the man whose strength that fear him; that glory may dwell is in thee; in whose heart are thy in our land. ways.

Mercy and truth are met toWho going through the vale of gether : righteousness and peace misery, use it for a well; and the have kissed each other. pools are filled with water.

Truth shall flourish out of the They will go from strength to earth, and righteousness hath lookstrength, and unto the God of godsled down from heaven.

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Yord, who dwelleth on high, is excellent is thy name in all

Yea, the Lord shall show lov- and the daughters of Juda were ing kindness; and our land shall glad, because of thy judgments, o give her increase.

Lord. Righteousness shall go before For thou, Lord, art higher than him; and he shall direct his going all that are in the earth; thou art

exalted far above all gods. Psalm 93. Dominus regnavit. Oye that love the Lord, see THE Lord is King, and hath put that ve hate the thing which is evil:

on glorious apparel; the Lord the Lord preserveth the souls of hath put on his apparel, and gird- his saints; he shall deliver them ed himself with strength. from the hand of the ungodly.

He hath made the round world There is sprung up a light for so sure, that it cannot be moved. the righteous, and joyful gladness

Ever since the world began, hath for such as are true-hearted. thy seat been prepared: Thou art Rejoice in the Lord, ye rightfrom everlasting.

eous, and give thanks for a reThe floods are risen, O Lord, membrance of his holiness. the floods have lift up their voice; the floods lift up their waves.

SELECTION IX. The waves of the sea are migh- Psalm 8. Domine, Dominus ty, and rage horribly; but yet the


O Thy testimonies, O Lord, are the world; thou that hast set thy very sure: holiness becometh thine glory above the heavens ! house for ever.

Out of the mouth of very babes Psalm 97. Dominus regnavit. and sucklings hast thou ordained THE Lord is King, the earth strength, because of thine enemies, may

be glad thereof; yea, the that thou mightest still the enemy multitude of the isles may be glad and the avenger. thereof.

For I will consider thy heavens, Clouds and darkness are round even the works of thy fingers; the about him; righteousness and judg-moon and the stars which thou ment are the habitation of his seat. hast ordained.

There shall go a fire before him, What is man, that thou art mindand burn up his enemies on every ful of him ? and the son of man, side.

that thou visitest him ? His lightnings gave shine unto Thou madest him lower than the world; the earth saw it, and angels, to crown him with glory was afraid.

and worship: The hills melted like wax at Thou makest him to have dothe presence of the Lord; at the minion of the works of thy hands; presence

of the Lord of the whole and thou hast put all things in earth.

subjection under his feet; The heavens have declared his All sheep and oxen; yea, and righteousness, and all the people the beasts of the field; have seen his glory.

The fowls of the air, and the fishes Confounded be all they that of the sea; and whatsoever walkworship carved images, and that eth through the paths of the seas. delight in vain gods: worship him, O Lord, our Governor, how all ye gods.

excellent is thy name in all the Sion heard of it, and rejoiced; world!

From Psalm 33. Exultate, justi.clouds, and prepareth rain for the

EJOICE in the Lord, Oye earth; and maketh the grass to

righteous; for it becometh grow upon the mountains, and the well the just to be thankful. herb for the use of men ;

Praise the Lord with harp; sing. Who giveth fodder unto the catpraises unto him with the lute, and tle, and feedeth the young ravens instrument of ten strings. that call upon him.

Sing unto the Lord a new song; The Lord's delight is in those sing praises unto him with a good who fear him, and put their trust courage.

in his mercy. For the word of the Lord is true, Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem ; and all his works are faithful. praise thy God, o Sion.

He loveth righteousness and For he hath made fast the bars judgment; the earth is full of the of thy gates, and hath blessed thy goodness of the Lord.

children within thee. By the word of the Lord were He maketh peace in thy borders, the heavens made, and all the hosts and filleth thee with the flour of of them by the breath of his mouth. wheat.

He gathereth the waters of the He sendeth forth his commandsea together, as it were upon an ment upon earth, and his word heap; and layeth up the deep, as runneth very swiftly. in a treasure-house.

He giveth snow like wool, and Let all the earth fear the Lord ; scattereth the hoar-frost like ashes. stand in awe of him, all ye that He casteth forth bis ice like mordwell in the world :

sels: who is able to abide his frost? For he spake, and it was done; He sendeth out his word, and he commanded, and it stood fast.melteth them: he bloweth with his From Psalm 147. Laudate wind, and the waters flow. Dominum.

He showeth his word unto JaPRAISE the Lord, for it is cob, his statutes and ordinances

a good thing to sing praises unto Israel. unto our God; yea, a joyful and He hath not dealt so with any pleasant thing it is to be thankful. nation ; neither have the heathen

The Lord doth build up Jerusa- knowledge of his laws. Jem, and gather together the out- From Psalm 57. Miserere mei, casts of Israel.

Deus. He healeth those that are broken ET up thyselfO in heart, and giveth medicine to the heavens; and thy glory heal their sickness.

above all the earth. He telleth the number of the My heart is fixed, O God, my stars, and calleth them all by their heart is fixed; I will sing and give names.

praise. Great is our Lord, and great is Awake up, my glory; awake, his power; yea, and his wisdom is lute and harp: I myself will awake infinite.

right early. The Lord setteth up the meek, I will give thanks unto thee, O and bringeth the ungodly down to Lord, among the people ; and I the ground.

will sing unto thee among the O sing unto the Lord with nations. thanksgiving ; sing praises upon For the greatness of thy mercy the harp unto our God;

reacheth unto the heavens, and thy Who covereth the heaven with truth unto the clouds.

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