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out of heaven, and the Highest | 25 With the holy thou shalt gave his thunder; hail-stones be holy, and with a perfect man and coals of fire. thou shalt be perfect.

14 He sent out his arrows, and scattered them; he cast forth lightnings, and destroyed them.

15 The springs of waters were seen, and the foundations of the round world were discovered at thy chiding, O LORD, at the blasting of the breath of thy displeasure.

16 He shall send down from on high to fetch me, and shall take me out of many waters.

17 He shall deliver me from my strongest enemy, and from them which hate me; for they are too mighty for me.

18 They prevented me in the day of my trouble; but the LORD was my upholder.

19 He brought me forth also into a place of liberty; he brought me forth, even because he had a favour unto me.

20 The LORD shall reward me after my righteous dealing, according to the cleanness of my hands shall he recompense


21 Because I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not forsaken my God, as the wicked doth.

22 For I have an eye unto all his laws, and will not cast out his commandments from


23 I was also uncorrupt | before him, and eschewed mine own wickedness.

24 Therefore shall the LORD reward me after my righteous dealing, and according unto the cleanness of my hands in his eye-sight.

26 With the clean thou shalt be clean, and with the froward thou shalt learn frowardness.

27 For thou shalt save the people that are in adversity, and shalt bring down the high looks of the proud.

28 Thou also shalt light my candle; the LORD my GOD shall make my darkness to be light.

29 For in thee I shall discomfit an host of men, and with the help of my God I shall leap over the wall.

30 The way of GoD is an undefiled way; the word of the LORD also is tried in the fire: he is the defender of all them that put their trust in him.

31 For who is GoD, but the LORD? or who hath any strength, except our God? 32 It is GOD that girdeth me with strength of war, and maketh my way perfect.

33 He maketh my feet like harts' feet, and setteth me up on high.

34 He teacheth mine hands to fight, and mine arms shall break even a bow of steel.

35 Thou hast given me the defence of thy salvation; thy right hand also shall hold me up, and thy loving correction shall make me great.

36 Thou shalt make room enough under me for to go, that my footsteps shall not slide.

37 I will follow upon mine enemies, and overtake them; neither will I turn again till I have destroyed them.

38 I will smite them, that

they shall not be able to stand, but fall under my feet.

39 Thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle; thou shalt throw down mine enemies under me.

40 Thou hast made mine enemies also to turn their backs upon me, and I shall destroy them that hate me.

41 They shall cry, but there shall be none to help them yea, even unto the LORD shall they cry, but he shall not hear them.

42 I will beat them as small as the dust before the wind: I will cast them out as the clay in the streets.

43 Thou shalt deliver me from the strivings of the people, and thou shalt make me the head of the heathen.

44 A people whom I have not known shall serve me.

45 As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me; but the strange children shall dissemble with me.

46 The strange children shall fail, and be afraid out of their prisons.

47 The LORD liveth; and blessed be my strong helper, and praised be the GoD of my salvation:

48 Even the GOD that seeth that I be avenged, and subdueth the people unto me.

51 Great prosperity giveth he unto his king, and showeth loving kindness unto David, his anointed, and unto his seed for evermore.


MORNING PRAYER. PSALM 19. Cæli enarrant. THE heavens declare the glory of GoD; and the firmament showeth his handy work.

2 One day telleth another; and one night certifieth another. 3 There is neither speech nor language; but their voices are heard among them.

4 Their sound is gone out into all lands; and their words into the ends of the world.

5 In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun; which cometh forth as a bridegroom out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a giant to run his course.

6 It goeth forth from the uttermost part of the heaven, and runneth about unto the end of it again; and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.

7 The law of the LORD is an undefiled law, converting the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, and giveth wisdom unto the simple.

8 The statutes of the LORD are right, and rejoice the heart; 49 It is he that delivereth the commandment of the LORD me from my cruel enemies, is pure, and giveth light unto and setteth me up above mine the eyes. adversaries: thou shalt rid me from the wicked man.

50 For this cause will I give thanks unto thee, O LORD, among the Gentiles, and sing praises unto thy name.

9 The fear of the LORD is clean, and endureth for ever; the judgments of the LORD are true, and righteous altogether.

10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much

fine gold; sweeter also than honey, and the honey-comb.

11 Moreover, by them is thy servant taught; and in keeping of them there is great reward.

12 Who can tell how oft he 'offendeth? O cleanse thou me from my secret faults.

13 Keep thy servant also from presumptuous sins, lest they get the dominion over me; so shall I be undefiled, and innocent from the great offence.

14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be alway acceptable in thy sight,

150 LORD, my strength, and my Redeemer.


Exaudiat te Dominus.

THE LORD hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the GOD of Jacob defend thee:

2 Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Sion:

3 Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt-sacrifice: 4 Grant thee thy heart's desire, and fulfil all thy mind.

5 We will rejoice in thy salvation, and triumph in the name of the LORD our GOD: the LORD perform all thy petitions.

9 Save, LORD; and hear us, O King of heaven, when we call upon thee.

PSALM 21. Domine, in virtute tua.

THE King shall rejoice in thy strength, O LORD; exceeding glad shall he be of thy salvation.

2 Thou hast given him his heart's desire, and hast not denied him the request of his lips.

3 For thou shalt prevent him with the blessings of goodness, and shalt set a crown of pure gold upon his head.

4 He asked life of thee, and thou gavest him a long life, even for ever and ever.

5 His honour is great in thy salvation; glory and great worship shalt thou lay upon him.

6 For thou shalt give him everlasting felicity, and make him glad with the joy of thy


7 And why? because the King putteth his trust in the LORD; and in the mercy of the most Highest, he shall not miscarry.

8 All thine enemies shall feel thy hand; thy right hand shall find out them that hate thee.

9 Thou shalt make them like

6 Now know I that the LORD helpeth his anointed, a fiery oven in time of thy and will hear him from his wrath: the LORD shall destroy holy heaven, even with the them in his displeasure, and the wholesome strength of his right fire shall consume them. hand.

10 Their fruit shalt thou root out of the earth, and their seed from among the children of

7 Some put their trust in chariots, and some in horses; but we will remember the name men. of the LORD our GOD.

8 They are brought down and fallen; but we are risen and stand upright.

11 For they intended mischief against thee, and imagined such a device as they are not able to perform ;

12 Therefore shalt thou put them to flight, and the strings of thy bow shalt thou make ready against the face of them.

13 Be thou exalted, LORD, in thine own strength; so will we sing and praise thy power.


PSALM 22. Deus, Deus meus!

MY GOD, my God, look upon me! why hast thou forsaken me, and art so far from my health, and from the words of my complaint?

2 O my God, I cry in the day-time, but thou hearest not and in the night-season also I take no rest.

3 And thou continuest holy, O thou worship of Israel.

4 Our fathers hoped in thee; they trusted in thee, and thou didst deliver them.

5 They called upon thee, and were holpen; they put their trust in thee, and were not confounded.

6 But as for me, I am a worm, and no man; a very scorn of men, and the outcast of the people.

7 All they that see me, laugh me to scorn; they shoot out their lips, and shake their heads, saying,

8 He trusted in GoD, that he would deliver him; let him deliver him, if he will have him. 9 But thou art he that took me out of my mother's womb; thou wast my hope, when I hanged yet upon my mother's breasts.

10 I have been left unto thee ever since I was born; thou art my God even from my mother's womb.

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12 Many oxen about me; fat bulls of Basan close me in on every side.

13 They gape upon me with their mouths, as it were ramping and a roaring lion.


14 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint; my heart also in the midst of my body is even like melting wax.

15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue cleaveth to my gums, and thou shalt bring me into the dust of death.

16 For many dogs are come about me, and the council of the wicked layeth siege against me.

17 They pierced my hands and my feet: I may tell all my bones: they stand staring and looking upon me.

18 They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.

19 But be not thou far from me, O LORD; thou art my succour, haste thee to help me.

20 Deliver my soul from the sword, my darling from the power of the dog.

21 Save me from the lion's mouth; thou hast heard me also from among the horns of the unicorns.

22 I will declare thy name unto my brethren; in the midst of the congregation will I praise


23 O praise the LORD, ye that fear him; magnify him, all ye of the seed of Jacob; and fear him, all ye seed of Israel.

24 For he hath not despised nor abhorred the low estate of the poor; he hath not hid his face from him; but when he called unto him, he heard him. 25 My praise is of thee in the great congregation; my vows will I perform in the sight of them that fear him.

26 The poor shall eat, and be satisfied; they that seek after the LORD, shall praise him: your heart shall live for ever.

27 All the ends of the world shall remember themselves, and be turned unto the LORD; and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before him.

28 For the kingdom is the LORD's, and he is the Governor among the people.

29 All such as be fat upon earth have eaten, and worshipped.

30 All they that go down into the dust shall kneel before him, and no man hath quickened his own soul.

31 My seed shall serve him; they shall be counted unto the LORD for a generation.

32 They shall come, and the heavens shall declare his righteousness unto a people that shall be born, whom the LORD hath made.

PSALM 23. Dominus regit me.

THE LORD is my shepherd; therefore can I lack nothing.

2 He shall feed me in a green pasture, and lead me forth beside the waters of comfort.

3 He shall convert my soul, and bring me forth in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

4 Yea, though I walk through

the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff comfort me.

5 Thou shalt prepare a table before me against them that trouble me; thou hast anointed my head with oil, and my cup shall be full.

6 But thy loving kindness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.



PSALM 24. Domini est terra. THE earth is the LORD's, and all that therein is ; the compass of the world, and they that dwell therein.

2 For he hath founded it upon the seas, and prepared it upon the floods.

3 Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall rise up in his holy place?

4 Even he that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; and that hath not lift up his mind unto vanity, nor sworn to deceive his neighbour.

5 He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the GoD of his salvation.

6 This is the generation of them that seek him; ever of them that seek thy face, O Jacob.

7 Lift up your heads, O ye gates, and be ye lift up ye everlasting doors, and the King of glory shall come in.


8 Who is the King of glory? is the LORD strong and

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