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crease of it.
drops of rain, and blessest the in. PSALM 85. Benedizisti, Domine.
LORD, thou art becorne gracious Thou crownest the year with thy unto thy land; thou hast turned away goodness, and thy clouds drop fat- the captivity of Jacob.
Thou hast forgiven the offence of They shall drop upon the dwellings thy people, and covered all their sins. of the wilderness, and the little hills 'Thou hast taken away all thy disshall rejoice on every side.
pleasure, and turned thyself from thy The folds shall be full of sheep; wrathful indignation. the valleys also shall stand so thick Turn us then, O GOD our Saviour,
that they shall laugh and and let thine anger cease from us. sing.
Wilt thou be displeased at us for
ever ? and wilt thou stretch out thy SELECTION VIII. wrath from one generation to another? FROM PSALM 84.
Wilt thou not turn again, ar.d Quam dilecta!
quicken us, that thy people may reO HÓW amiable are thy dwell- joice in thee? ings, thou LORD of hosts!
Show us thy mercy, O LORD, and My soul hath a desire and longing grant us thy salvation. to enter into the courts of the LORD; I will hearken what the LORD my heart and my flesh rejoice in the God will say concerning me; for he living God.
shall speak peace unto his people Yea, the sparrow hath found her and to his saints, that they turn not a house, and the swallow a nest, again. where she may lay her young; even For his salvation is nigh them that thy altars, O JORD of hosts, my fear him ; that glory may dwell in King and iny GOD.
our land. Blessed are they that dwell in thy Mercy and truth are met together : house; they will be alway praising righteousness and peace have kissed thee.
each other. Blessed is the man whose strength Truth shall flourish out of the is in thee; in whose heart are thy earth, and righteousness hath looked ways.
down from heaven. Who going through the vale of Yea; the LORD shall show loving misery, use it for a well; and the kindness ; and our land shall give pools are filled with water.
her increase. They will go from strength to
Righteousness shall go before him ; strength, and unto the God of gods and he shall direct his going in the appeareth every one of them in Sion.
way. O LORD God of hosts, hear my
Psalm 93. Dominus regnavit. prayer; hearken, O GOD of Jacob.
For one day in thy courts is better THE LORD is king, and hath put han a thousand.
on glorious apparel; the LORD hath I had rather be a door-keeper in put on his apparel and girded himself the house of my God, than to dwell with strength. in the tents of ungodliness.
He hath made the round world so For the LORD God is a light and sure, that it cannot be moved. defence; the LORD will give grace Ever since the world began, hath and worship; and no good thing shall thy seat been prepared : Thou art he withhold from them that live a from everlasting. godly life.
The floods are risen, O LORD, the OʻLORD God of hosts, blessed is floods have lift up their voice; the the man that putteth his trust in floods lift up their waves. thee.
The waves of the sea are mighty
and rage horribly; but yet the LORD, Out of the month of very babes whọ dwelleth on high, is mightier. and sucklings hast thou ordained
Thy testimonies, O LORD, are very strength, because of thine enemies, sure: holiness becometh thine house that thou mightest still the enemy for ever.
and the avenger. PSALM 97. Dominus regnavit.
For I will consider thy heavens,
even the works of thy fingers; the THE LORD is king, the earth may moon and the stars which thou hast be glad thereof; yea, the multitude ordained. of the isles may be glad thereof. What is man, that thou art mind.
Clouds and darkness are round ful of him ? and the son of man, that about him; righteousness and judg. thou visitest him ? ment are the habitation of his seat. Thou madest him lower than the
There shall go a fire before him, angels, to crown him with glory and and burn up his enemies on every worship. side.
Thou makest him to have dominion His lightnings gave shine unto the of the works of thy hands; and thou world; the earth saw it, and was hast put all things in subjection un. afraid.
der his feet; The hills melted like wax at the All sheep and oxen; yea, and the presence of the LORD ; at the pre- beasts of the field; Bence of the LORD of the whole earth. The fowls of the air, and the fishes
The heavens have declared his of the sea; and whatsoever walketh righteousness, and all the people have through the paths of the seas. seen his glory.
O LORD, our Governor, how ex Confounded be all they that wor. cellent is thy name in all the world! ship carved innages, and that delight FROM PSALM 33. Exultate, justi. in vain gods: worship him, all ye gods.
REJOICE in the LORD, O ye Sion heard of it, and rejoiced; and righteous; for it becometh well the the daughters of Juda were glad, just to be thankful. because of thy judgments, O LORD. Praise the LORD with harp; sing
For thon, LORD, art higher than praises unto him with the lute, and all that are in the earth; thou art instrume:t of ten strings. exalted far above all gods.
Sing unto the LORD a new song ; O ye that love the LORD, see that sing praises unto him with a good ye hate the thing which is evil : the courage. LORD preservech the souls of his For the word of the LORD is true, saints ; he shall deliver them from and all his works are faithful. the hand of the ungodly.
He loveth righteousness and judg. There is sprung up a light for the ment; the earth is full of the good. righteous, and joyful gladness for ness of the LORD. such as are true hearted.
By the word of the LORD were the Rejoice in the LORD, ye righteous, heavens made, and all the hosts of and give thanks for a remembrance them by the breath of his mouth. of his holiness.
He gathereth the waters of the sea
together, as it were upon a heap; SELECTION IX.
and layeth up the deep, as in a trea
sure-house. PSALM 8. Domine, Dominus noster. Let all the earth fear the LORD;
O LORD, our Governor, how ex. stand in awe of him, all ye that dweli cellent is thy name in all the world; in the world : thou that hast set thy glory above the
For he spake, and it was done ; heavens!
he commanded, and it stood fast.
FROM PSALM 147. Laudate He hath not dealt so wita any naDominum.
tion; neither have the heathen knowO PRAISE the LORD, for it is a ledge of his law& good thing to sing praises unto our God; yea, a joyful and pleasant
FROM PSALM 57. Miserere mei,
Deus. thing it is to be thankful.
The LORD doth build up Jerusa- SET up thyself, O GOD, above lem, and gather together the outcasts the heavens; and thy glory above all of Israel.
the earth. He healeth those that are broken
My heart is fixed, O God, my in heart, and giveth medicine to heal heart is fixed; I will sing and give their sickness.
praise. He telleth the number of the stars, Awake up, my glory; awake, lute and calleth them all by their names.' and harp: I'myself will awake right
Great is our LORD, and great is early. his power; yea, and his wisdom is I will give thanks unto thee, O infinite.
LORD, among the people; and I will The LORD setteth up the meek, sing unto thee among the nations. and bringeth the ungodly down to
For the greatness of thy mercy the ground.
reacheth unto the heavens, and thy O sing unto the Lord with thanks-truth unto the clouds. giving ; sing praises upon the harp Set up thyself, O God, above the unto our God;
heavens; and thy glory above all the Who covereth the heaven with earth. clouds, and prepareth rain for the earth; and maketh the grass to grow
SELECTION X. i upon the mountains, and the herb for the use of men ;
FROM PSALM 96. Cantate Domino. Who giveth fodder unto the cattle, O SING unto the LORD a new and feedeth the young ravens that song; sing unto the LORD, all the call upon bim.
whole earth. The LORD's delight is in those Sing unto the LORD, and praise who fear him, and put their trust in his name; be telling of his salvation
from day to day: Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem; Declare his honor unto the heapraise thy God, o Sion.
chen, and his wonders unto all people. For he hath made fast the bars of
For the LORD is great, and cannot thy gates, and hath blessed thy child-worthily be praised; he is more to ren within thee.
be feared than all gods. He maketh peace in thy borders, and filleth thee with the
flour of wheat. Psalm 148. Laudate Dominum. He sendeth forth his command. O PRAISE the LORD of heaven; ment upon earth, and his word' run- praise him in the height. neth very swiftly.
Praise him, all ye angels of his; He giveth snow like wool, and praise him, all his host. scattereth the hoar-frost Kke ashes. Praise him, sun and moon; praise
He casteth forth his ice like mor him, all ye stars and light. wels; who is able to abide his frost ? Praise hiin, all ye heavens, and ye
He sendeth out his word, and melt- waters that are above the heavens. eth them; he bloweth with his wind, Let them praise the name of the and the waters flow.
LORD; for he spake the word, and He showeth his word unto Jacob, they were made ; he commanded, his statutes and ordinances unto and they were created. Israel.
He hath made them fast for ever
and ever; he hath given them a law " Portions of Psalms, to be song or said, at
Morning Prayer, on certain Feasts and Faste, which shall not be broken.
instead of the Venite Erultenus, when any of Praise the LORD upon earth, ye
the foregoing Selections are to follow instead
of the Psalms, as in the Table. dragons, and all deeps;
Fire and hail, snow and vapors, CHRISTMAS-DAY. wind and storm, fulfilling his word;
FROM Psalms 45, 89, 110. Mountains and all hills; fruitful
THY seat, O God, endureth for trees and all cedars; Beasts and all cattle; worms and ever; the sceptre of thy kingdom is
a right sceptre. feathered fowls; Kings of the earth and all people; hated iniquity; wherefore God, even
Thou hast loved righteousness, and princes and all judges of the world; thy God, hath anointed ihee with and children, praise the name of the the oil of gladness above thy fellowy. LORD; for his name only is excel.
My song shall be alway of the lent, and his praise above heaven and loving kindness of the LORD; with
my mouth will I ever be showing thy earth. He shall exalt the horn' of his peo
truth, from one generation to another. ple: all his saints shall praise him;
For I have said, Mercy shall be set even the children of Israel, even the up for ever; thy truth shalt thou
establish in the heavens. people that serveth him.
The LORD is our defence; the FROM PSALM 149. Cantate
Holy One of Israel is our king.
Thou spakest some time in visions O SING unto the LORD a new unto thy saints, and saidst, I have song; let the congregation of saints laid help upon one that is mighty, I
have exalted one chosen out of the Let Israel rejoice in him that made people. him; and let the children of Sion be I will set his dominion in the sea, joyful in their King.
and his right hand in the floods. Let them praise his name in the And I will inake him my first born, dance; let them sing praises unto higher than the kings of the earth. him with tabret and harp.
The LORD said unto my LORD, For the LORD hath pleasure in Sit thou on my right hand, until i his people, and helpeth" the meek. make thïne enemies thy footstool. hearted.
The LORD shall send the rod of thy PSALM 150. Laudate Dominum. power out of Sion; be thou ruler, even O PRAISE God in his holiness;
in the midst among thine enemies. praise him in the firmament of his
In the day of thy power shall the
people offer thee free-will offerings power. Praise him in his noble acts; birth is of the womb of the morning.
with an holy worship: the dew of thy praise him according to his excellent
The LORD sware, and will not regreatness. Praise him in the sound of the pent, Thou art a priest for ever, after
the order of Melchizedec. trumpet; praise him upon the lute and harp. Praise him in the cymbals and
ASH.WEDNESDAY. dances; praise him upon the strings
FROM PSALMS 32, 38, 130. and pipe.
BLESSED is he whose unrighte. Praise him upon the well-tuned ousness is forgiven, and whose sin is cymbals; praise him upon the loud covered. cymbals.
Blessed is the man unto whom Let every thing that hath breath the Lord imputeth no sin, and in praise the LORD.
whose spirit there is no guile.
Put me not to rebuke, O LORD, in when I was thirsty, they gave mo thine anger; neither chasten me in vinegar to drink. thy heavy displeasure:
Sacrifice and meat-offering thou For thine arrows stick fast in me, wouldest not; but mine ears hast and thine hand presseth me sore.
thou opened. My wickednesses are gone over Burnt-offerings and sacrifice for my head, and are like a sore burden, sin hast thou not required: Then too heavy for me to bear.
said I, Lo, I come; I will confess my wickedness, and In the volume of the book it is be sorry for my sin.
written of me, that I should fulfil thy Haste thee to help me, O LORD will
, O my God: I am content to do God of my salvation.
it; yea, thy law is within my heart Out of the deep have I called unto thee, O LORD; LORD, hear my voice. ASCENSION.DAY. Let thine ears be attentive to the
FROM PSALMS 24, 47. voice of my supplications. If thou, LORD, shouldest be ex: and be ye lift up, ye everlasting
LIFT up your heads, O ye gates, treme to mark what is done amiss doors, and the King of glory shari LORD, who shall stand ? But there is forgiveness with thee,
Who is the King of glory? The that thou mayest be feared.
LORD strong and mighty ; even the
LORD mighty in battle.
Lift up your heads, O ye gates ;
and be ye lift up, ye everlasting MY God, my God, look
doors, and the King of glory shall upon
come in. me : why hast thou forsaken me ? and art so far from my health, and the LORD of hosts, he is the King of
Who is the King of glory? Even from the words of my complaint ?
But thou art holy, O thou that in glory. habitest the praises of Israel.
o clap your hands together, all ye
people; shout unto GOD with the I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the voice of triumph.
For the LORD most high is terri. people. All they that see me laugh me to ble; he is a great King over all the
earth. scorn; they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,
God is gone up with a shout; the He trusted in God, that he would Lord with the sound of a trumpet. deliver him; let him deliver liim, if sing praises unto our King, sing
Sing praises to God, sing praises; he will have him.
The counsel of the wicked layeth praises. siege against me; they pierced my God sitteth upon the throne of his
God reigneth over the heathen: hands and my feet.
holiness. They part my garments among them, and cast lots
The princes of the people are upon my vesture. But be not thou far from me, o gathered together, even the people of LORD: O my strength, haste thee to of the earth belong unto God: He
the God of Abraham ; for the shields help me. Thy rebuke hath brokon my
is greatly exalted. heart; I am full of heaviness : I looked for some to have pity on me, but
WHITSUNDAY. there was no man; neither found I FROM PSALMS 2, 68. any to comfort me.
I WILL declare the decree; the They gave me gall to eat; and LORD hath said unto me, Thou art