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13 Blessed be the Lord God of

be joyful and glad in thee; and let such as love thy salvation, say al-Israel, world without end. Amen. way, The Lord be praised.

20 As for me, I am poor and needy; but the Lord careth for me.

Psalm 42. Quemadmodum. IKE as the hart desireth the water-brooks, so longeth my

21 Thou art my helper and re-soul after thee, O God. deemer; make no long tarrying, O my God.


Psalm 41. Beatus qui intelligit.
BLESSED is he that considereth

2 My soul is athirst for God, yea, even for the living God: When shall I come to appear before the presence of God?

3 My tears have been my meat the poor and needy; the Lord day and night, while they daily say shall deliver him in the time of unto me, Where is now thy God? 4 Now when I think thereupon,


2 The Lord preserve him, and I pour out my heart by myself; for keep him alive,that he may be bless-I went with the multitude, and ed upon earth; and deliver not thou brought them forth into the house him into the will of his enemies. of God;

3 The Lord comfort him when he lieth sick upon his bed; make thou all his bed in his sickness.

4 I said, Lord, be merciful unto me; heal my soul, for I have sinned against thee.

5 Mine enemies speak evil of me; When shall he die, and his name perish?

6 And if he come to see me, he speaketh vanity, and his heart conceiveth falsehood within himself; and when he cometh forth, he telleth it.

7 All mine enemies whisper together against me, even against me do they imagine this evil.

8 Let the sentence of guiltiness proceed against him, and now that he lieth, let him rise up no more.

5 In the voice of praise and thanksgiving, among such as keep holy-day. 6 Why art thou so full of heavi ness, O my soul? and why art thou so disquieted within me?

7 Put thy trust in God; for 1 will yet give him thanks for the help of his countenance.

8 My God, my soul is vexed within me; therefore will I remember thee concerning the land of Jordan, and the little hill of Hermon.

9 One deep calleth another, because of the noise of the waterpipes; all thy waves and storms are gone over me.

10 The Lord hath granted his loving-kindness in the day-time, and in the night-season did I sing of him, and made my prayer unto the God of my life.

9 Yea, even mine own familiar friend whom I trusted, who did also 11 I will say unto the God of my eat of my bread, hath laid great strength, Why hast thou forgotten wait for me. me? Why go I thus heavily, while 10 But be thou merciful unto the enemy oppresseth me? me, O Lord; raise thou me up a- 12 My bones are smitten asunder gain, and I shall reward them. as with a sword, while mine enemies 11 By this I know thou favour-that trouble me cast me in the teeth; est me, that mine enemy doth not 13 Namely, while they say daily triumph against me. unto me, Where is now thy God? 14 Why art thou so vexed, O

12 And when I am in my health,| thou upholdest me, and shall set my soul? and why art thou so dis quieted within me?

me before thy face for ever.

15 O pnt thy trust in God; for I will yet thank him, which is the help of my countenance, and my God. Psalm 43. Judica me, Deus.

6 Through thee will we overthrow our enemies, and in thy name will we tread them under that rise up against us.

GIVE sentence with me, O God, and defend my cause against it the ungodly people; O deliver me from the deceitful and wicked man;

2 For thou art the God of my strength: why hast thou put me from thee? and why go I so heavily, while the enemy oppresseth me? 3 O send out thy light and thy truth, that they may lead me, and bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy dwelling.

7 For I will not trust in my bow; is not my sword that shall help me. 8 But it is thou that savest us from our enemies, and puttest them to confusion that hate us.

9 We make our boast of God all day long, and will praise thy name

for ever.

10 But now thou art far off, and puttest us to confusion; and goest not forth with our armies.

11 Thou makest us to turn our

4 And that I may go unto the backs upon our enemies, so that altar of God, even unto the God of they which hate us spoil our goods. my joy and gladness; and upon the 12 Thou lettest us be eaten up harp will I give thanks unto thee, like sheep, and hast scattered us O God, my God. among the heathen.

5 Why art thou so heavy, O my 13 Thou sellest thy people for soul? and why art thou so disqui-naught, and takest no money for eted within me? them.

60 put thy trust in God; for I will yet give him thanks, which is the help of my countenance, and my God.

The ninth Day. MORNING PRAYER. Psalm 44. Deus, auribus.


E have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us what thou has done in their time of old.

14 Thou makest us to be rebuked of our neighbours, to be laughed to scorn, and had in derision of them that are round about us.

15 Thou makest us to be a byword among the heathen, and that the people shake their heads at us.

16 My confusion is daily before covered me; me, and the shame of my face hath

2 How thou hast driven out the heathen with thy hand, and planted

17 For the voice of the slanderer and blasphemer, for the enemy and avenger.

18 And though all this be come upon us, yet do we not forget thee,

them in; how thou hast destroyed nor behave ourselves frowardly in

the nations and cast them out.

thy covenant.

3 For they gat not the land in 19 Qur heart is not turned back, possession through their own sword, neither our steps gone out of thy neither was it their own arm that way;

helped them;

20 No, not when thou hast smit4 But thy right hand, and thine ten us into the place of dragons, arm, and the light of thy counte-and covered us with the shadow of nance; because thou hadst a favour death.

unto them.

21 If we have forgotten the name

5 Thou art my King, O God of our God, and holden up our send help unto Jaenb, hands to any strange god, shall not

God search it out? for be knoweth thy honourable women; upon thy the very secrets of the heart. right hand did stand the queen in 22 For thy sake also are we kill-a vesture of gold, wrought about ed all the day long, and are counted with divers colours, as sheep appointed to be slain. 23 Up, Lord, why sleepest thou? awake, and be not absent from us for ever.

24 Wherefore hidest thou thy face, and forgettest our misery and trouble?

11 Hearken, O daughter, and consider; incline thine ear; forget also thine own people, and thy father's house.

12 So shall the King have pleasure in thy beauty; for he is thy Lord God, and worship thou him. 13 And the daughter of Tyre shall

25 For our soul is brought low, even unto the dust; our belly cleav-be there with a gift; like as the rich eth unto the ground. also among the people shall make

26 Arise, and help us, and deliver their supplication before thee. us, for thy mercies' sake. 14 The King's daughter is all Psalm 45. Eructavit cor meum. glorious within; her clothing is of

M heart is inditing of a good wrought goid.

matter; I speak of the things 15 She shall be brought unto the which I have made unto the King. King in raiment of needle-work ; 2 My tongue is the pen of a the virgins that be her fellows shall ready writer. bear her company, and shall be 3 Thou art fairer than the chil-brought unto thee. dren of mea; full of grace are thy 16 With joy and gladness shall lips, because God hathi blessed thee they be brought, and shall enter for ever. into the King's palace. 4 Gird thee with thy sword upon 17 Instead of thy fathers thou thy thigh, O thou most mighty, ac-shalt have children, whom thou cording to thy worship and renown. mayest make princes in all lands.

5 Good luck have thou with thine 181 will remember thy name from honour: ride on, because of the one generation to another; there. word of truth, of meekness and fore shall the people give thanks righteousness, and thy right hand unto thee, world without end. shall teach thee terrible things. Psalm 46. Deus noster refugium, YOD is our hope and strength,

6 Thy arrows are very sharp, and the people shall be subdued unto thee, even in the midst among the King's enemies.


7 Thy seat, O God, endureth for ever; the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre.

8 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; wherefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.

9 All thy garments smell of myrrh, aloes, and cassia; out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad.

10 Kings' daughters were among

a very present help in trouble. 2 Therefore wili we not fear, though the earth be moved, and though the hills be carried into the midst of the sea.

3 Though the waters thereof rage and swell, and though the mountains shake at the tempest of the same.

4 The rivers of the flood thereof shall make glad the city of God; the holy place of the tabernacle of the Most Highest.

5 God is in the midst of her,therefore shall she not be removed; God shall help her, and that right early. 6 The heathen make much ado,

and the kingdoms are moved; but God hath showed his voice, and the earth shall melt away,

7 The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.

80 come hither, and behold the works of the Lord, what destruction he hath wrought upon the earth.

2 The hill of Sion is a fair place, and the joy of the whole earth; up on the north side lieth the city of the great King: God is well known in her palaces as a sure refuge.

3 For lo, the kings of the earth are gathered, and gone by together. 4 They marvelled to see such things; they were astonished and suddenly cast down.

9 He maketh wars to cease in all the world; he breaketh the bow, and knappeth the spear in sunder, 5 Fear came there upon them; and burneth the chariots in the fire. and sorrow, as upon a woman in 10 Be still then, and know that her travail.

I am God: I will be exalted among 6 Thou shalt break the ships of the heathen, and 1 will be exalted the sea through the east wind. in the earth.

11 The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.

EVENING PRAYER. Psalm 47. Omnes gentes, plaudite.

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7 Like as we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the Lord of hosts, in the city of our God; God upholdeth the same for ever.

8 We wait for thy loving-kindClap your hands together, allness, O God, in the midst of thy ye people: O sing unto God temple. with the voice of melody.

2 For the Lord is high, and to be feared; he is the great King upon all the earth.

90 Gol, according to thy name, so is thy praise unto the world's end; thy right hand is full of righ


3 He shall subdue the people un- 10 Let the mount Sion rejoice, der us,and the nations under our feet. and the daughter of Judah be glad, 4 He shall choose out an heri-because of thy judgments. tage for us, even the worship of 11 Walk about Sion, and go round Jacob, whom he loved. about her; and tell the towers thereof.

5 God is gone up with a merry noise, and the Lord with the sound of the trump.

12 Mark well her bulwarks, set up her houses, that ye may tell un-them that come after.

60 sing praises, sing praises to our God; O sing praises, sing praises unto our King.

7 For God is the King of all the earth sing ye praises with understanding.

8 God reigneth over the heathen; God sitteth upon his holy seat.

9 The princes of the people are joined unto the people of the God of Abraham; for God, which is very high exalted, doth defend the earth as it were with a shield. Psalm 48. Magnus Dominus. REAT is the Lord, and highly to be praised in the city of our God, even upon his holy hill.


13 For this God is our God for ever and ever: He shall be our guide unto death.

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Psalm 49. Audite hæc, omnes. Hear ye this, all ye people; ponder it with your ears, all ye that dwell in the world;

2 High and low, rich and poor, one with another.

3 My mouth shall speak of wisdom, and my heart shall muse of understanding.

4 I will incline mine ear to the parable, and show my dark speech upon the harp.

5 Wherefore should I fear in

the days of wickedness, and when tion of his fathers, and shall never the wickedness of my heels com- see light.

passeth me round about?

20 Man being in honour hath no 6 There be some that put their understanding, but is compared untrust in their goods, and boast to the beasts that perish. themselves in the multitude of

their riches;

7 But no man may deliver his brother, nor make agreement unto God for him:

8 For it cost more to redeem their souls; so that he must let that alone for ever;

9 Yea, though he live long, and see not the grave.

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God, hath spoken, and called the world, from the rising up of the sun unto the going down thereof. 2 Out of Sion hath God appeared in perfect beauty.

10 For he seeth that wise men 3 Our God shall come, and shall also die and perish together, as not keep silence; there shall go well as the ignorant and foolish, before him a consuming fire, and and leave their riches for other. a mighty tempest shall be stirred 11 And yet they think that their up round about him.

houses shall continue for ever, and 4 He shall call the heaven from that their dwelling places shall en-above, and the earth, that he may dure from one generation to ano-judge his people. ther; and call the lands after their 5 Gather my saints together

own names.

12 Nevertheless, man will not abide in honour, seeing he may be compared unto the beasts that perish; this is the way of them.

unto me; those that have made a covenant with me with sacrifice.

6 And the heavens shall declare his righteousness; for God is judge himself.

7 Hear, O my people, and I will speak; I myself will testify against thee, O Israel; for I am God, even

13 This is their foolishness, and their posterity praise their saying. 14 They lie in the hell like sheep; death gnaweth upon them, and the thy God. righteous shall have dominion over 8 I will not reprove thee because them in the morning: their beauty of thy sacrifices, or for thy burntshall consume in the sepulchre out offerings; because they were not of their dwelling. alway before me.

15 But God hath delivered my soul from the place of hell: for he shall receive me.

16 Be not thou afraid, though one be made rich, or if the glory of his house be increased;

91 will take no bullock out of thine house, nor he-goat out of thy folds,

10 For all the beasts of the forest are mine, and so are the cattle upon thousand hills.


11 I know all the fowls upon tlie mountains, and the wild beasts of away with him when he dieth, the field are in my sight.

17 For he shall carry nothing

neither shall his pomp follow him. 12 If I be hungry, I will not tell 18 For while he lived, he count-thee; for the whole world is mine, ed himself an happy man; and so and all that is therein.

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