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Set up thyself, O God, above the He shall exalt the horn of his heavens; and thy glory above all people: all his saints shall praise the earth.
him ; even the children of Israel,
even the people that serveth him. SELECTION X.
From Psalm 149. Cantate
SING unto the Lord a new O
song; let the congregation of song; sing unto the Lord, all
saints praise him. the whole earth. Sing unto the Lord, and praise inade him; and let the children of
Let Israel rejoice in him that his name ; be telling of his salvation Sion be joyful in their King. from day to day. Declare his honour unto the dance ; let them sing praises unto
Let them praise his name in the heathen, and his wonders unto all him with tabret and harp. people.
For the Lord hath pleasure in For the Lord is great, and can his people, and helpeth the meeknot worthily be praised; he is more to be feared than all gods.
Laudate Dominum. Psalm 148. Laudate Dominum. Psalm 150. O PRAISE the Lord of heaven; O PRAISE God in his holi
Praise him, all ye angels of his ; mament of his power. praise him, all his host.
Praise him in his noble acts; Praise him, sun and moon; praise praise him according to his excelhim, all ye stars and light. lent greatness.
Praise him, all ye heavens, and Praise him in the sound of the ye waters that are above the hea- trumpet; praise him upon the lute
and harp. Let them praise the name of the Praise him in the cymbals and Lord; for he spake the word, and dances ; praise him upon the they were made; he commanded, strings and pipe. and they were created.
Praise him upon the well tuned He hath made them fast for ever cymbals; praise him upon the loud and ever ;
he hath given them a law cymbals. which shall not be broken.
Let every thing that hath breath Praise the Lord upon earth, ye praise the Lord. dragons, and all deeps;
Fire and hail, snow and va- 1 Portions of Psalms, to be sung or said, at Morning pours, wind and storm, fulfilling the Venite Exultemus, when any of the foregohis word;
ing Selections are to follow instead of the Psalms, Mountains and all hills; fruitful trees and all cedars;
Beasts and all cattle; worms and feathered fowls;
CHRISTMAS-DAY. Kings of the earth and all people;
From Psalms 45, 89, 110. princes and all judges of the world; THY seat, O God, endureth
Young men and maidens, old for ever; the sceptre of thy men and children, praise the name kingdom is a right sceptre. of the Lord; for his name only is Thou hast loved
. excellent, and his praise above hea-ness, and hated iniquity; wherefore ven and earth.
God, even thy God, hath anointed
as in the Table.
thee with the oil of gladness above and thine hand presseth me sore. thy fellows.
My wickednesses are gone over My song shall be alway of the my head, and are like a sore burloving kindness of the Lord; with den, too heavy for me to bear. my mouth will I ever be showing I will confess my wickedness, thy truth, from one generation to and be sorry for my sin. another.
Haste thee to help me, O Lord For I have said, Mercy shall be God of my salvation. set up for ever; thy truth shalt Out of the deep have I called thou establish in the heavens. unto thee, O Lord; Lord, hear
The Lord is our defence; the my voice. Holy One of Israel is our King. Let thine ears be attentive to
Thou spakest some time in the voice of my supplications. visions unto thy saints, and saidst, If thou, Lord, shouldest be exI have laid help upon one that is treme to mark what is done amiss, mighty, I have exalted one chosen O Lord, who shall stand ? out of the people.
But there is forgiveness with I will set his dominion in the sea, thee, that thou mayest be feared. and his right hand in the floods. And I will make him my first
GOOD-FRIDAY. born, higher than the kings of the earth.
From Psalms 22, 69, 40. The Lord said unto my Lord, Y God, my God, look upSit thou on my right hand, until on me: why hast thou forI make thine enemies thy foot- saken me? and art so far from my stoo).
health, and from the words of my The Lord shall send the rod of complaint ? thy power out of Sion; be thou
But thou art holy, O thou that ruler, even in the midst among inhabitest the praises of Israel. thine enemies.
I am a worm, and no man; a In the day of thy power shall reproach of men, and despised of the people offer thee free-will of the people. ferings with an holy worship: the All they that see me laugh me dew of thy birth is of the womb to scorn; they shoot out the lip, of the morning.
they shake the head, saying, The Lord sware, and will not He trusted in God, that he repent, Thou art a priest for ever, would deliver him; let him deafter the order of Melchizedech. liver him, if he will have him.
The counsel of the wicked layASH-WEDNESDAY.
eth siege against me; they pierced
my From Psalms 32, 38, 130.
They part my garments among LESSED is he whose un, them. and cast lots upon my veswhose sin is covered.
But be not thou far from me, O Blessed is the man unto whom Lord: O my strength, haste thee the Lord imputeth no sin, and in to help me. whose spirit there is no guile. Thy rebuke hath broken my
Put me not to rebuke, O Lord, heart; I am full of heaviness: I in thine anger; neither chasten looked for some to have pity on me in thy heavy displeasure : me, but there was no man; neiFor thine arrows stick fast in me, ther found I any to comfort me.
They gave me gall to eat; and WHITSUNDAY. when I was thirsty, they gave me
From Psalms 2, 68. vinegar to drink.
WILL declare the decree; Sacrifice and meat-offering thou the Lord hath said unto me, wouldest not; but mine ears hast Thou art my Son, this day have I thou opened.
begotten thee. Burnt-offerings and sacrifice for Desire of me, and I shall give sin hast thou not required: Then thee the heathen for thine inheritsaid I, Lo, I come;
ance, and the utmost parts of the In the volume of the book it is earth for thy possession. written of me, that I should fulfil Be wise now, therefore, O ye thy will, O my God: I am con- kings; be instructed, ye judges of tent to do it; yea, thy law is the earth. within my heart.
Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
Sing unto God, sing praises to ASCENSION-DAY.
his name : extol him that rideth From Psalms 24. 47. upon the heavens by his name IFT up your heads, O ye JAH, and rejoice before him.
gates; and be ye lift up, ye Thou, O God, sentest a graeverlasting doors, and the King of cious rain upon thine inheritance, glory shall come in.
and refreshedst it when it was Who is the King of glory ? the weary. Lord strong and mighty; even the The Lord gave the word; Lord mighty in battle.
great was the company of those Lift up your heads, Oye gates; that published it. and be ye lift up, ye everlasting Though ye have lain among the doors, and the King of glory shall pots, yet shall ye be as the wings
of a dove covered with silver, and Who is the King of glory? even her feathers with yellow gold. the Lord of hosts, he is the King Thou hast ascended on high; of glory.
thou hast led captivity captive; thou O clap your hands together, all hast received gifts for men; yea, for ye people; shout unto God with the rebellious also, that the Lord the voice of triumph.
God might dwell among them. For the Lord most high is ter- Blessed be the Lord, who daily rible; he is a great King over all loadeth us with benefits; even the the earth.
God of our salvation. God is gone up with a shout; Sing unto God, ye kingdoms of the Lord with the sound of a the earth: O sing praises unto trumpet.
the Lord; Sing praises to God, sing praises; To him that rideth upon the sing praises unto our King, sing heaven of heavens, which were of praises.
lold: Lo, he doth send out his God reigneth over the heathen: voice, and that a mighty voice. God sitteth upon the throne of his Ascribe the strength unto God; holiness.
his excellency is over Israel, and The princes of the people are his strength is in the clouds. gathered together, even the people, O God, thou art terrible out of of the God of Abraham; for the thy holy places; the God of Israel shields of the earth belong unto is he that giveth strengthand power God: He is greatly exalted. unto his people: Blessed be God.
PSALMS OF DAVID.
The first Day.
5 Then shall he speak unto MORNING PRAYER. them in his wrath, and vex them Psalm 1. Beatus vir, qui non abiit.in his sore displeasure.
6 Yet have I set my King upon LESSED is the man that hath not walked in the
my holy bill of Sion.
7 I will preach the law, wheresel of the ungodly, nor stood in the
of the Lord hath said unto me, way of sinners, and hath not sat Thou art my Son, this day have i in the seat of the scornful : 2 But his delight is in the law
begotten thee. of the Lord, and in his law will be thee the heathen for thine inherit
8 Desire of me, and I shall give exercise himself day and night.
3 And he shall be like a tree ance, and the utmost parts of the planted by the water-side, that will earth for thy possession.
9 Thou shalt bruise them with bring forth his fruit in due season: 4 His leaf also shall not wither; pieces like a potter's
a rod of iron, and break them in and look, whatsoever he doeth, it
10 Be wise now, therefore, O 5 As for the ungodly, it is not so judges of the earth.
ye kings; be learned, ye that are with them; but they are like the
11 Serve the Lord in fear, and chaff, which the wind scattereth
rejoice unto him with reverence. away from the face of the earth.
12 Kiss the Son, lest he be an6 Therefore the ungodly shall not be able to stand in the judg-/gry, and so ye perish from the right ment; neither the sinners in the way, if his wrath be kindled, yea
but a little: blessed are all they that congregation of the righteous.
7 But the Lord knoweth the put their trust in him. way of the righteous; and the way Psalm 3. Domine, quid multiof the ungodly shall perish.
plicati? Psalm 2.
ORD, bow are they increased gentes? THY do the heathen so fu- they that rise against me.
riously rage together? and 2 Many one there be that say why do the people imagine a vain of my soul, There is no help for thing?
him in his God. 2 The kings of the earth stand 3 But thou, O Lord, art my deup, and the rulers take counsel fender; thou art my worship, and together against the Lord, and the lifter up of my head. against his Anointed :
4 I did call upon the Lord with 3 Let us break their bonds my voice, and he heard me out of asunder, and cast away their cords his holy hill.
Quare fremuerunt L that trouble me? many are
5 I laid me down and slept, and 4 He that dwelleth in heaven rose up again; for the Lord susshall laugh them to scorn: the tained me. Lord shall have them in derision. 6 I will not be afraid for ten thou
sands of the people, that have set no pleasure in wickedness; neither themselves against meroundabout. shall any evil dwell with thee.
7 Up, Lord, and help me, O my 5 Such as be foolish, shall not God; for thou smitest all mine ene- stand in thy sight; for thou hatest mies upon the cheek bone: thou all them that work vanity. hast broken the teeth of the un- 6 Thou shalt destroy them that godly.
speak lies: The Lord will abhor .8 Salvation belongeth unto the both the blood-thirsty and deceitLord; and thy blessing is upon thy ful man. people.
7 But as for me, I will come Psalm 4. Cum invocarem. into thine house, even upon the TEAR me, when I call, O God multitude of thy mercy, and in thy
of my righteousness: thou fear will I worship toward thy hast set me at liberty, when I was holy temple. in trouble; have mercy upon me, 8 Lead me, O Lord, in thy rightand hearken unto my prayer.
eousness, because of mine ene20 ye sons of men, how long mies; make thy way plain before will ye blaspheme mine honour, my face. and have such pleasure in vanity, 9. For there is no faithfulness in and seek after falsehood?
his mouth; their inward parts are 3 Know this also, that the Lord very wickedness. hath chosen to himself the man 10 Their throat is an open that is godly: when I call upon the sepulchre; they flatter with their Lord he will hear me.
tongue. 4 Stand in awe, and sin not; 11 Destroy thou them, O God; commune with your own heart, let them perish through their own and in your chamber, and be still. imaginations; cast them out in the
5 Offer the sacrifice of righteous- multitude of their ungodliness; for ness, and put your trust in the Lord. they have rebelled against thee.
6 There be many that say, Who 12 And let all them that put their will show us any good ?
trust in thee rejoice: they shall 7 Lord, lift thou up the light of ever be giving of thanks, because thy countenance upon us. thou defendest them; they that love
8 Thou hast put gladness in my thy name shall be joyful in thee: heart, since the time that their corn, 13 For thou, Lord, wilt give thy and wine, and oil increased. blessing unto the righteous, and
9 I will lay me down in peace, with thy favourable kindness wilt and take my rest; for it is thou thou defend him, as with a shield. Lord only that makest me dwell EVENING PRAYER. in safety.
Psalm 6. Domine, ne in furore. Psalm 5. Verba mea auribus.
LORD, rebuke me not in
Lord, thine indignation, neither consider
meditation. chasten me in thy displeasure. 2 O hearken thou unto the voice 2 Have mercy upon me, O Lord, of my calling, my King, and my for I am weak: O Lord, heal me, God: for unto thee will I make for my
bones are vexed. my prayer.
3 My soul also is sore troubled: 3 My voice shalt thou hear be- but, Lord, how long wilt thou times, O Lord; early in the morn-punish me? ing will I direct my prayer unto 4 Turn thee, O Lord, and dethee, and will look up.
liver my soul; O save me, for thy 4 For thou art the God that hast mercies' sake:
P consider my meditation