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"mighty, even the LORD mighty 10 For thy name's sake, O in battle.

LORD, be merciful unto my sin; 9 Lift up your heads, O ye for it is great. gates, and be ye lift up ye

11 What man is he that everlasting doors, and the King feareth the LORD? him shall he of glory shall come in. teach in the way that he shall

10 Who is the King of glory? choose. Even the LORD of hosts, he is 12 His soul shall dwell at the King of glory.

ease, and his seed shall inherit

the land. Psalm 25. Ad te, Domine, levavi.

13 The secret of the LORD UNTO thee, O LORD, will is among them that fear him, I lift up my soul; my God, I and he will show them his have put my trust in thee : 0 covenant. not be

confounded, 14 Mine eyes are ever lookneither let mine enemies tri- ing unto the LORD; for he shall umph over me.

pluck my feet out of the net. 2 For all they that hope in 15 Turn thee unto me, and thee shall not be ashamed; but have mercy upon me; for I am such as transgress without a desolate, and in misery. cause, shall be put to confusion. 16 The sorrows of my heart

3 Show me thy ways,O LORD, are enlarged : O bring thou me and teach me thy paths. out of my troubles.

4 Lead me forth in thy truth, 17 Look upon my adversity and learn me; for thou art the and misery, and forgive me all God of my salvation : in thee my sin. hath been my hope all the day 18 Consider mine enemies long.


mary they are ; and they 5 Call to remembrance, o bear a tyrannous hate against LORD, thy tender mercies, and me. thy loving kindnesses, which 19 o keep my soul, and have been ever of old.

deliver me : let me not be 6 O remember not the sins confounded, for I have put my and offences of my youth ; but trust in thee. according to thy mercy think 20 Let perfectness and rightthou upon me, O Lord, for thy eous dealing wait upon me; for goodness.

my hope hath been in thee. 7 Gracious and righteous is 21 Deliver Israel, O God, the LORD; therefore will he out of all his troubles. teach sinners in the way. 8 Them that are meek shall

Psalm 26. Judica me, Domine. he guide in judgment; and such BE thou my judge, O LORD, as are gentle, them shall he for I have walked innocently :

my trust hath been also in the 9 All the paths of the LORD LORD, therefore shall I not fall. are mercy and truth, unto such 2 Examine me, O Lord, and as keep his covenant and his prove me; try out my reins testimonies.

and my heart.

learn his way

3 For thy loving kindness is against me, yet will I put my ever before mine eyes ; and I trust in thee. will walk in thy truth.

4 One thing have I desired 4 I have not dwelt with vain of the LORD, which I will repersons ;

neither will I have quire, even that I may dwell fellowship with the deceitful. in the house of the Lord all

5 I have hated the congre- the days of my life, to behold gation of the wicked ; and will the fair beauty of the LORD, and not sit among the ungodly. to visit his temple.

6 I will wash my hands in 5 For in the time of trouble he innocency, O Lord; and so shall hide me in his tabernacle; will I go to thine altar.

yea, in the secret place of his 7 That I may show the voice dwelling shall he hide me, and of thanksgiving, and tell of all set me up upon a rock of stone. thy wondrous works.

6 And now shall he lift up 8 LORD, I have loved the mine head above mine enemies habitation of thy house, and round about me. the place where thine honour 7 Therefore will I offer in dwelleth.

his dwelling an oblation, with 9 O shut not up my soul with great gladness : I will sing and the sinners, nor my life with speak praises unto the LORD. the blood-thirsty;

8 Hearken unto my voice, O 10 In whose hands is wick-Lord, when I cry unto thee; edness, and their right hand is have mercy upon me, and hear full of gists.

11 But as for me, I will walk 9 My heart hath talked of innocently : O deliver me, and thee, Seek ye my face: thy be merciful unto me.

face, LORD, will I seek. 12 My foot standeth right: 10 O hide not thou thy face I will praise the LORD in the from me, nor cast thy servant congregations.

away in displeasure.

ii Thou hast been my succour ; leave me not, neither

forsake me, O God of my PSALM 27. Dominus illuminatio.

salvation. THE LORD is my light and 12 When my father and my my salvation, whom then shall mother forsake me, the LORD I fear? the Lord is the strength taketh me up. of my life, of whom then shall 13 Teach me thy way, O I be afraid ?

LORD, and lead me in the right 2 When the wicked, even way, because of mine enemies. mine enemies and my foes, 14 Deliver me not over into came upon me to eat up my the will of mine adversaries : for flesh, they stumbled and fell. there are false witnesses risen

3 Though an host of men up against me, and such were laid against me, yet shall speak wrong. not my heart be afraid ; and 15 I should utterly have though there up war | fainted, but that I believe verily





to see the goodness of the LORD and he is the wholesome defence in the land of the living. of his anointed.

16 0 tarry thou the LORD's 10 O save thy people, and leisure ; be strong, and he shall give thy blessing unto thine comfort thine heart; and put inheritance: feed them, and set thou thy trust in the LORD. them


for ever. PSALM 28. Ad te, Domine,

PSALM 29. Afferte Domino. UNTO thee will I cry, O BRING unto the LORD, O ye LORD, my strength : think no mighty, bring young rams unto scorn of me; lest, if thou make the LORD ; ascribe unto the as though thou hearest not, I LORD worship and strength. become like them that


down 2 Give the LORD the honour into the pit.

due unto his name; worship 2 Hear the voice of my the LORD with holy worship. humble petitions, when I cry 3 It is the Lord that comunto thee; when I hold up my mandeth the waters; it is the hands towards the mercy-seat glorious God that maketh the of thy holy temple.

thunder. 30 pluck me not away,

4 It is the LORD that ruleth neither destroy me with the the sea ; the voice of the LORD ungodly and wicked doers, is mighty in operation; the voice which speak friendly to their of the LORD is a glorious voice. neighbours, but imagine mis- 5 The voice of the LORD chief in their hearts.

breaketh the cedar trees ; yea, 4 Reward them according to the LORD breaketh the cedars their deeds, and according to of Libanus. the wickedness of their own 6 He maketh them also to inventions.

skip like a calf; Libanus also 5 Recompense them after the and Sirion like a young unicorn. work of their hands ; pay them ng The voice of the LORD that they have deserved. divideth the flames of fire ; the

6 For they regard not in | voice of the LORD shaketh their mind the works of the the wilderness; yea, the LORD Lord, nor the operation of his shaketh the wilderness of Cades. hands; therefore shall he break 8 The voice of the LORD them down, and not build them maketh the hinds to bring forth up

young, and discovereth the 7 Praised be the LORD ; for thick bushes : in his temple he hath heard the voice of my doth every man speak of his humble petitions.

honour. 8 The Lord is my strength, 9 The LORD sitteth above and my shield ; my heart hath the water flood, and the LORD trusted in him, and I am helped; remaineth a King for ever. therefore my heart danceth for 10 The LORD shall give joy, and in my song will I strength unto his people ; the praise him.

LORD shall give his people the 9 The LORD is my strength, blessing of peace.



without ceasing : O my God,

I will give thanks unto thee MORNING PRAYER.

for ever. Psalm 30. Exaltabo te, Domine. I WILL magnify thee, O

Psalm 31. In te, Domine, speravi. LORD; for thou hast set me IN thee, O LORD, have I put up, and not made my foes to my trust; let me never be put triumph over me.

to confusion; deliver me in thy 2 0 LORD, my God, I cried righteousness.. unto thee; and thou hast healed 2 Bow down thine ear to me;

make haste to deliver me. 3 Thou, LORD, hast brought 3 And be thou my strong my soul out of hell : thou hast rock, and house of defence, that kept my life from them that go thou mayest save me; down to the pit.

4 For thou art my strong 4 Sing praises unto the LORD, rock, and my castle : be thou O ye saints of his; and give also my guide, and lead me for thanks unto him, for a remem- thy name's sake. brance of his holiness.

5 Drąw me out of the net 5 For his wrath endureth but that they have laid privily for the twinkling of an eye, and in me; for thou art my strength. his pleasure is life; heaviness 6 Into thy hands I commend may endure for a night, but joy my spirit ; for thou hast recometh in the morning. deemed me, O LORD, thou God

6 And in my prosperity I of truth. said, I shall never be removed; 7 I have hated them that thou, LORD, of thy goodness, hold of superstitious vanities, hast made my hill so strong. and my trust hath been in the

7 Thou didst turn thy face LORD. from me, and I was troubled. 8 I will be glad, and rejoice

8 Then cried I unto thee, o in thy mercy; for thou hast LORD; and gat me to my LORD considered my trouble, and hast right humbly.

known my soul in adversities. 9 What profit is there in my 9 Thou hast not shut me up blood, when I go down to the into the hand of the enemy,

but hast set my feet in a large 10 Shall the dust give thanks room. unto thee? or shall it declare 10 Have mercy upon me, O thy truth?

LORD, for I am in trouble, and 11 Hear, O LORD, and have mine eye is consumed for very mercy upon me; LORD, be thou heaviness; yea, my soul and my helper.

my body. 12 Thou hast turned my 11 For my life is waxen old heaviness into joy ; thou hast with heaviness, and my years put off my sackcloth, and girded with mourning. me with gladness :

12 My strength faileth me, 13 Therefore shall every because of mine iniquity, and good man sing of thy praise my bones are consumed.

pit ?

of thine eyes.



13 I became a reproof among

23 Thanks be to the LORD ; all mine enemies, but especially for he hath showed me maramong my neighbours ; and vellous great kindness in a they of mine acquaintance were strong city. afraid of me ; and they that 24 And when I made haste, I did see me without, conveyed said, I am cast out of the sight themselves from me.

14 I am clean forgotten as 25 Nevertheless, thou hearda dead man out of mind ; I am est the voice of my prayer, become like a broken vessel. when I cried unto thee.

15 For I have heard the 26 O love the LORD, all ye blasphemy of the multitude, his saints; for the LORD preand fear is on every side, while serveth them that are faithful, they conspire together against and plenteously rewardeth the me, and take their counsel to proud doer. take away my life.

27 Be strong, and he shall 16 But my hope hath been establish your heart, all ye in thee, O LORD; I have said, put your trust in the LORD. Thou art my God.

17 My time is in thy hand; deliver me from the hand of

Psalm 32. Beati, quorum. mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.

BLESSED is he whose 18 Show thy servant the unrighteousness is forgiven, light of thy countenance, and and whose sin is covered. save me for thy mercies' sake. 2 Blessed is the man unto

19 Let me not be confounded, whom the LORD imputeth no O Lord, for I have called upon sin, and in whose spirit there is thee; let the ungodly be put to no guile. confusion, and be put to silence 3 For whilst I held my in the grave.

tongue, my bones consumed 20 Let the lying lips be put away through my daily comto silence, which cruelly, dis- plaining. dainfully, and despitefully speak 4 For thy hand is heavy against the righteous.

upon me day and night, and my 21 O how plentiful is thy moisture is like the drought in goodness, which thou hast laid summer. up for them that fear thee, and 5 I will acknowledge my sin that thou hast prepared for unto thee; and mine unrightthem that put their trust in eousness have I not hid. thee, even before the sons of 6 I said, I will confess my

sins unto the LORD; and so thou 22 Thou shalt hide them forgavest the wickedness of my privily by thine own presence sin. from the provoking of all men: ng For this shall every one thou shalt keep them secretly that is godly make his prayer in thy tabernacle from the strife unto thee, in a time when thou of tongues.

mayest be found; but in the


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