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14 Offer unto God thanksgiving,| 5 Behold, I was shapen in wickand pay thy vows unto the Most edness, and in sin hath my mother Highest, conceived me.

15 And call upon me in the time of trouble; so will I hear thee, and thou shalt praise me.

16 But unto the ungodly said God, Why dost thou preach my laws, and takest my covenant in thy mouth;

17 Whereas thou hatest to be reformed, and hast cast my words behind thee?

18 When thou sawest a thief, thou consentedst unto him; and hast been partaker with the adulterers.

19 Thou hast let thy mouth speak wickedness, and with thy tongue thou hast set forth deceit.

6 But lo, thou requirest truth in the inward parts, and shalt make me to understand wisdom secretly.

7 Thou shalt purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; thou shalt wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

8 Thou shalt make me hear of joy and gladness, that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.

9 Turn thy face from my sins, and put out all my misdeeds.

10 Make me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.

11 Cast me not away from thy presence, and take not thy Holy Spirit from me.

12 O give me the comfort of thy help again, and stablish me with thy free Spirit.

20 Thou sattest and spakest against thy brother; yea, and hast slandered thine own mother's son. 21 These things hast thou done, and I held my tongue, and thou 15 Then shall I teach thy ways thoughtest wickedly, that I am even unto the wicked, and sinners shall such a one as thyself; but I will be converted unto thee. reprove thee, and set before thee 14 Deliver me trom blood-guiiti the things that thou hast done. ness, O God, thou that art the God 22 O consider this, ye that for-of my health; and my tongue shall get God, lest I pluck you away, sing of thy righteousness. and there be none to deliver you. 15 Thou shalt open my lips, O 23 Whoso offereth me thanks Lord, and my mouth shall show and praise, he honoureth me; and thy praise. to him that ordereth his conversa- 16 For thou desirest no sacrifice, tion right, will I show the salvation else would I give it thee; but thou of God. delightest not in burnt-offerings. Psalın 51. Miserere mei, Deus. 17 The sacrifice of God is a trouHA AVE mercy upon me, O God, bled spirit: a broken and contrite after thy great goodness, ac-heart, O God, shalt thou not despise. cording to the multitude of thy 18 O be favourable and gracious mercies do away mine offences. unto Sion; build thou the walls of Jerusalem.

2 Wash me thoroughly from my wickedness; and cleanse me from my sin;

3 For I acknowledge my faults, and my sin is ever before me.

4 Against thee only have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight, that thon mightest be justified in thy saying, and clear when thou art judged.

19 Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifice of righteousness, with the burnt-offerings and obla tions; then shall they offer young bullocks upon thine altar.

Psalm 52. Quid gloriaris? WHY boastest thou thyself, thou

tyrant, that thou canst do


2 Whereas the goodness of God, 6 They were afraid, where no endureth yet daily. fear was; for God hath broken the 3 Thy tongue imagineth wicked-bones of him that besieged thee; ness, and with ties thou cuttest like thou hast put them to confusion, a sharp razor. because God hath despised them.

4 Thou hast loved unrighteousness more than goodness, and to talk of lies more than righteousness. 5 Thou hast loved to speak all words that may do hurt, O thou false tongue.

6 Therefore shall God destroy thee for ever; he shall take thee, and pluck thee out of thy dwelling, and root thee out of the land of the living.

7 Oh that the salvation were given unto Israel out of Sion! Oh that the Lord would deliver his

people out of captivity!

8 Then should Jacob rejoice, and Israel should be right glad.

Psalm 54. Deus, in Nomine. SAVE me, O God, for thy name's sake, and avenge me in thy strength.

2 Hear my prayer, O God, and hearken unto the words of my mouth:

7 The righteous also shall see this, and fear, and shall laugh him to sccrn: 8 Lo, this is the man that took 3 For strangers are risen up not God for his strength; but trust-against me; and tyrants, which have ed unto the multitude of his riches, not God before their eyes, seek and strengthened himself in his after my soul.


4 Behold, God is my helper: 9 As for me, I am like a green the Lord! is with them that uphold olive-tree in the house of God; my my soul. trust is in the tender mercy of God for ever and ever.

10 I will always give thanks unto thee for that thou hast done; and I will hope in thy name, for thy I saints like it well.

EVENING PRAYER. Psalm 53. Dixit insipiens. HE foolish body hath said in his heart, There is no God. 2 Corrupt are they, and become


5 He shall reward evil unto mine enemies: destroy thou them in thy truth.

6 An offering of a free heart will give thee, and praise thy name, O Lord; because it is so comfortable.

7 For he hath delivered me out of all my trouble; and mine eye hath seen his desire upon mine enemies.

abominable in their wickedness; Hide not thyself from my pePsalm 55. Exaudi, Deus. EAR my prayer, O God, and

there is none that doeth good.


S God looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if 2 Take heed unto me, and hear there were any that would under-me, how I mourn in my prayer, stand, and seek after God. and am vexed.

4 But they are all gone out of 3 The enemy crieth so, and the the way, they are altogether be- ungodly cometh on so fast; for they come abominable; there is also are minded to do me some mis none that doeth good, ac not one. chief, so maliciously are they set 5 Are they not without under-against me.

standing that work wickedness, eat- 4 My heart is disquieted within ing up my people as if they would me, and the fear of death is fallen eat bread? they have not called upon me. upon God.


5 Fearfulness and trembling are

come upon me, and an horrible dread hath overwhelmed me.

6 And I said, O that I had wings like a dove; for then would 1 flee away, and be at rest.

7 Lo, then would I get me away far off, and remain in the wilderness. 8I would make haste to escape, because of the stormy wind and teinpest.

22 The words of his mouth were softer than butter, having war in his heart; his words were smoother than oil,and yet they be very swords.

23 O cast thy burthen upon the Lord, and he shall nourish thee, and shall not suffer the righteous to fall for ever.

24 And as for them, thou, O God, shalt bring them into the pit of destruction.

9 Destroy their tongues, O Lord, and divide them; for I have spied 25 The blood-thirsty and deceit. unrighteousness and strife in the city. ful men shall not live out half their 10 Day and night they go about days: nevertheless, my trust shall within the walls thereof; mischief be in thee, O Lord. also and sorrow are in the midst of it. 11 Wickedness is therein; deceit and guile go not out of their streets. 12 For it is not an open enemy that hath done me this dishonour; for then I could have borne it : mangoeth about to devour me; 13 Neither was it mine adversary he is daily fighting and troubling me. that did magnify himself against 2 Mine enemies are daily in hand me; for then peradventure I would to swallow me up; for they be many have hid myself from him: that fight against me, O thou Must Highest.

14 But it was even thou, my companion, my guide, and mine own familiar friend.

The eleventh Day. MORNING PRAYER. Psalm 56. Miserere mei, Deus. BE merciful unto me, O God, for

3 Nevertheless, though I am sometimes afraid, yet put I my

15 We took sweet counsel to-trust in thee. gether, and walked in the house of God as friends.

16 Let death come hastily upon them, and let them go down quick into hell; for wickedness is in their dwellings, and among them.

17 As for me, I will call upon God, and the Lord shall save me. 18 In the evening, and morning, and at noon-day, will pray, and that instantly; and he shall hear my voice.

19 It is he that hath delivered my soul in peace, from the battle that was against me; for there were many with me.

4 I will praise God because of his word: I have put my trust in God, and will not fear what flesh can do unto me.

5 They daily mistake my words; all that they imagine is to do me evil.

6 They hold all together, and keep themselves close, and mark my steps, when they lay wait for my soul,

7 Shall they escape for their wickedness? thou, O God, in thy displeasure, shalt cast them down. 8 Thou tellest my wanderings: put my tears into thy bottle: are not these things noted in thy book? 20 Yea, even God, that endureth 9 Whensoever I call upon thee, for ever, shall hear me, and bring then shall mine enemies be put to them down; for they will not turn, flight: this I know; for God is on nor fear God..

my side.

10 In God's word will I rejoice;

21 He laid his hands upon such As be at peace with him, and he in the Lord's word will confort me. brake his covenant. 11 Yea, in God have I put my

trust; I will not be afraid what manj can do unto me.

12 Unto thee, O God, will I pay my Vows; unto thee will I give thanks. 13 For thou hast delivered my soul from death, and my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living.

Psalm 58. Si vere utique. ARE your minds set upon righteousness, Oye congregation? and do ye judge the thing that is right, O ye sons of men?

2 Yea, ye imagine mischief in your heart upon the earth, and your hands deal with wickedness. Psalm 57. Miserere mei, Deus. 3 The ungodly are froward, even E merciful unto me, O God, be from their mother's womb; as merciful unto me; for my soul soon as they are born they go astray trasteth in thee; and under the sha-and speak lies.


dow of thy wings shall be my refuge, 4 They are as venomous as the until this tyranny be overpåst.

2 I will call unto the most high God, even unto the God that shall perform the cause which I have in hand.

3 He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproof of him that would eat me up.

poison of a serpent, even like the deaf adder, that stoppeth her cars; 5 Which refuseth to hear the voice of the charmer, charm he never so wisely.

6 Break their teeth, O God, in their mouths; smite the jaw-bones of the lions, O Lord: let them fall 4 God shall send forth his merry away like water that runueth apace; and truth: my soul is among lions, and when they shoot their arrows, 5 And I lie even among the chil-let them be rooted out.

all the earth.

dren of men, that are set on fire, 7 Let them consume away like a whose teeth are spears and arrows, snail, and be like the untimely fruit and their tongue a sharp sword. of a woman; and let them not see 6 Set up thyself, O God, above the sun. the heavens, and thy glory above 8 Or ever your pots be made hot with thorns, so fet indignation 7 They have laid a net for my vex him, even as a thing that is raw. feet, and pressed down my soul; 9 The righteous shall rejoice, they have digged a pit before me, when he seeth the vengeance; he and are fallen into the midst of it shall wash his footsteps in the blood themselves. of the ungodly.

10 So that a man shall say, Ve

8 My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing, and give rily, there is a reward for the right praise. eous; doubtless there is a God that judgeth the earth.

9 Awake up, my glory; awake, lute and harp: I myself will awake right early.

10 I will give thanks unto thee;

EVENING PRAYER. Psalm 59. Eripe me de inimicis. DELIVER me from mine ene O Lord, among the people; and mies, God; defend me froni I will sing unto thee among the them that rise up against me. pations. 2 O deliver me from the wicked 11 For the greatness of thy mer-doers, and save me from the bloodcy reacheth unto the heavens, and thirsty men.

thy truth unto the clouds.

3 For lo, they lie waiting for my 12 Set up thyself, O God, above soul; the mighty men are gathered the heavens, and thy glory above against me, without any offence of all the earth. fault of me, O Lord.

4 They run and prepare themselves without my fault; arise thou

therefore to help me, and behold.

Psalm 60. Deus, repulisti nos.

God, thou hast cast us out, and

scattered us abroad; thou hast

5 Stand up, O Lord God of also been displeased: O turn thee hosts, thou God of Israel, to visit unto us again.

all the heathen, and be not merci- 2 Thou hast moved the land, and ful unto them that offend of mali-divided it: heal the sores thereof, cious wickedness. for it shaketh.

6 They go to and fro in the even- 3 Thou hast showed thy people ing, they grin like a dog, and run heavy things; thou hast given us a about through the city. drink of deadly wine.

7 Behold, they speak with their| 4 Thou hast given a token for mouth, and swords are in their such as fear thee, that they may lis; for who doth hear? triumph because of the truth.

8 But thou, O Lord, shalt have 5 Therefore were thy beloved them in derision, and thou shalt delivered: help me with thy right laugh all the heathen to scorn. hand, and hear me. 9 My strength will I ascribe unto thee; for thou art the God of my refuge.


6 God hath spoken in his holiness, will rejoice and divide Sichem, and mete out the valley of Succoth. 10 God showeth me his goodness 7 Gilead is mine, and Manasses plenteously: and God shali let me is mine; Ephraim also is the strength see my desire upon raine enemies. of my head; Judah is my law-giver; 11 Slay them not, lest my people 8 Moab is my wash-pot; over forget it; but scatter them abroad Edom will I cast out my shoe ; among the people, and put them Philistia, be thou glad of me. down, O Lord, our defence. 9 Who will lead me into the strong city? who will bring me into Edom?

12 For the sin of their mouth, and for the words of their lips, they shall be taken in their pride: and why? their preaching is of cursing and lies.

10 Hast not thou cast us out, O God? wilt not thou, O God, gʊ out with our hosts?.

13 Consume them in thy wrath; 11 O be thou our help in trou consume them, that they may pe-ble; for vain is the help of man. rish, and know that it is God that ruleth in Jacob, and unto the ends of the world.

14 And in the evening they will return, grin like a dog, and will go

12 Through God will we do great acts; for it is he that shall tread down our enemies.

Psalm 61. Exaudi, Deus. EAR my crying, O God, give ear unto my prayer.


about the city.

15 They will run here and there for meat, and grudge if they be not satisfied.

2 From the ends of the earth will I call upon thee, when my heart is in heaviness.

16 As for me, I will sing of thy 30 set me up upon the rock power, and will praise thy mercy that is higher than I; for thou hast betimes in the morning; for thou been my hope, and a strong tower hast been my defence and refuge for me against the enemy.

in the day of my trouble.

4 1 will dwell in thy tabernacle 17 Unto thee, O my strength, for ever, and my trust shall be unwill I sing; for thou, O God, art der the covering of thy wings. my refuge, and my merciful God. 5 For thou, O Lord, hast heard

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