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3 I am counted as one of I goeth over me, and the fear of them that

go down into the pit, thee hath undone me. and I have been even as a man 17 They came round about that hath no strength.

me daily like water, and com4 Free among the dead, like passed me together on every unto them that are wounded, side. and lie in the grave, who are 18 My lovers and friends hast out of remembrance, and are thou put away from me, and cut away from thy hand. hid mine acquaintance out of

5 Thou hast laid me in the my sight. lowest pit, in a place of dark

EVENING PRAYER. ness, and in the deep. 6 Thine indignation lieth

Psalm 89. Misericordias Domini. hard upon me, and thou hast MY song shall be alway of vexed me with all thy storms. the loving kindness of the

7 Thou hast put away mine LORD ; with my mouth will I acquaintance far from me, and ever be showing thy truth, made me to be abhorred of from one generation to another. them.

2 For I have said, Mercy 8 I am so fast in prison, that shall be set up for ever, thy I cannot get forth.

truth shalt thou stablish in the 9 My sight faileth for very heavens. trouble ; LORD, I have called 3 I have made a covenant daily upon thee, I have stretched with my chosen; I have sworn forth


hands unto thee. unto David my servant. 10 Dost thou show wonders 4 Thy seed will I stablish among the dead? or shall the for ever, and set up thy throne dead rise up again and praise from one generation to another. thee?

5 O LORD, the very

heavens 11 Shall thy loving kindness shall praise thy wondrous be showed in the grave ? or thy works; and thy truth in the faithfulness in destruction ? congregation of the saints.

12 Shall thy wondrous works 6 For who is he among the be known in the dark ? and thy clouds, that shall be compared righteousness in the land where unto the LORD? all things are forgotten?

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the 13 Unto thee have I cried, gods, that shall be like unto O LORD; and early shall my the LORD ? prayer come before thee. 8 God is very greatly to be

14 LORD, why abhorrest thou feared in the council of the my soul, and hidest thou thy saints, and to be had in reveface from me?

rence of all them that are round 15 I am in misery, and like about him. unto him that is at the point to 9 O LORD God of hosts, who die; even from my youth up, is like unto thee? thy truth, thy terrors have I suffered with most mighty Lord, is on every a troubled mind.

side. 16 Thy wrathful displeasure 10 Thou rulest the raging of

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the sea; thou stillest the waves 23 The enemy shall not be thereof when they arise. able to do him violence the

11 Thou hast subdued Egypt, son of wickedness shall not hurt and destroyed it, thou hast him. scattered thine enemies abroad 24 I will smite down his foes with thy mighty arm.

before his face, and plague them 12 The heavens are thine, that hate him. the earth also is thine; thou 25 My truth also and my hast laid the foundation of the mercy shall be with him ; and round world, and all that there in my name shall his horn be in is.

exalted. 13 Thou hast made the north 26 I will set his dominion and the south ; Tabor and Her- also in the sea, and his right mon shall rejoice in thy name. hand in the floods.

14 Thou hast a mighty arm; 27 He shall call me, Thou strong is thy hand, and high is art my Father, my God, and thy right hand.

my strong salvation. 15 Righteousness and equity 28 And I will make him my are the habitation of thy seat; first-born, higher than the kings mercy and truth shall go before of the earth. thy face.

29 My mercy will I keep 16 Blessed is the people, o for him for evermore, and my Lord, that can rejoice in thee; covenant shall stand fast with they shall walk in the light of him. thy countenance.

30 His seed also will I make 17 Their delight shall be to endure for ever, and his daily in thy name; and in thy throne as the days of heaven. righteousness shall they make 31 But if his children forsake their boast.

my law, and walk not in my 18 For thou art the glory of judgments; their strength, and in thy loving 32 If they break my statutes, kindness thou shalt lift up our and keep not my commandhorns :

ments; I will visit their offences 19 For the LORD is our de- with the rod, and their sin with fence; the holy One of Israel scourges. is our King

33 Nevertheless, my loving 20 Thou spakest sometime kindness will I not utterly take in visions unto thy saints, and from him, nor suffer my truth saidst, I have laid help upon to fail. one that is mighty, I have 34 My covenant will I not exalted one chosen out of the break, nor alter the thing that people.

is gone out of my lips : 1 have 2i I have found David my sworn once by my holiness, that servant; with my holy oil have I will not fail David. I anointed him.

35 His seed shall endure for 22 My hand shall hold him ever, and his seat is like as the fast, and my arm shall strength-sun before me. en him.

36 He shall stand fast for

evermore as the moon, and as THE EIGHTEENTH DAY the faithful witness in heaven.

MORNING PRAYER. 37 But thou hast abhorred

Psalm 90. Domine, refugium, and forsaken thine anointed, and art displeased at him. LORD, thou hast been our

38 Thou hast broken the refuge, from one generation to covenant of thy servant, and another. cast his crown to the ground. 2 Before the mountains were

39 Thou hast overthrown all brought forth, or ever the earth his hedges, and broken down and the world were made, thou his strong holds.

art Gop from everlasting, and 40 All they that go by spoil world without end. him, and he is become a re- 3 Thou türnest man to de proach to his neighbours. struction ; again thou sayest,

41 Thou hast set up the right Come again, ye children of men. hand of his enemies, and made 4 For a thousand years in all his adversaries to rejoice. thy sight are but as yesterday ;

42 Thou hast taken away the seeing that is past as a watch in edge of his sword, and givest the night. him not vietory in the battle. 5 As soon as thou scatterest

43 Thou hast put out his them, they are even as a sleep, glory, and cast his throne down and fade away suddenly like the to the ground.

grass. 44 The days of his youth 6 In the morning it is green, hast thou shortened, and cover- and groweth up; but in the ed him with dishonour.

evening it is cut down, dried 45 LORD, how long wilt thou up, and withered. hide thyself? for ever? and 7 For we consume away in shall thy wrath burn like fire ? thy displeasure, and are afraid

46 O remember how short my at thy wrathful indignation. time is ; wherefore hast thou 8 Thou hast set our misdeeds made all men for naught? before thee, and our secret

47 What man is he that sins in the light of thy counteliveth, and shall not see death? nance. and shall he deliver his soul 9 For when thou art angry, from the hand of hell ?

all our days are gone; we bring 48 LORD, where are thy old our years to an end, as it were loving kindnesses, which thou a tale that is told. swarest unto David in thy truth? 10 The days of our age a

are 49 Remember, LORD, the threescore years and ten; and rebuke that thy servants have, though men be so strong tlat and how I do bear in my bosom they come to fourscore years, the rebukes of many people ; yet is their strength then but

50 Wherewith thine enemies labour and sorrow; so soon have blasphemed thee, and passeth it away, and we are slandered the footsteps of thine gone. anointed. Praised be the LORD 11 But who regardeth the for evermore. Amen and Amen. I power of thy wrath? for even


thereafter as a man feareth, so walketh in darkness, nor for the is thy displeasure.

sickness that destroyeth in the 12 So teach us to number noon-day. our days, that we may apply 7 A thousand shall fall beside our hearts unto wisdom. thee, and ten thousand at thy

13 Turn thee again, O LORD, right hand; but it shall not at the last, and be gracious unto come nigh thee. thy servants.

8 Yea, with thine


shalt 14 0 satisfy us with thy thou behold, and see the reward mercy, and that soon: so shall of the ungodly. we rejoice and be glad all the 9 For thou, LORD, art my days of our life.

hope; thou hast set thine house 15 Comfort us again now of defence very high. after the time that thou hast 10 There shall no evil happlagued us; and for the years pen unto thee, neither shall any wherein we have suffered ad- plague come nigh thy dwelling: versity.

11 For he shall give his 16 Show thy servants thy angels charge over thee, to work, and their children thy keep thee in all thy ways. glory.

12 They shall bear thee in 17 And the glorious majesty their hands; that thou hurt not of the LORD our God be upon thy foot against a stone. prosper

thou the work of 13 Thou shalt go upon the our hands upon us ; ( prosper lion and adder: the young lion thou our handy work.

and the dragon shalt thou tread

under thy feet. Psalm 91. Qui habitat.

14 Because he hath set his WHOSO dwelleth under the love upon me, therefore will I defence of the Most High, shall deliver him ; I will set him up, abide under the shadow of the because he hath known my Almighty

2 I will say unto the LORD, 15 He shall call upon me, Thou art my hope, and my and I will hear him; yea, I strong hold ; my God, in him am with him in trouble ; I will will I trust.

deliver him, and bring him to 3 For he shall deliver thee honour. from the snare of the hunter, 16 With long life will I and from the noisome pesti- tisfy him, and show him my lence.

salvation. 4 He shall defend thee under

Psalm 92. Bonum est confiteri. his wings, and thou shalt be safe under his feathers ; his IT is a good thing to give faithfulness and truth shall be thanks unto the LORD, and to thy shield and buckler.

sing praises unto thy naine, O 5 Thou shalt not be afraid Most Highest; for any terror by night, nor for 2 To tell of thy loving kindthe arrow that fieth by day ; ness early in the morning, and

6 For the pestilence that of thy truth in the night-season;






3 Upon an instrument of ten, true the LORD my strength is, strings, and upon the lute; upon and that there is no unrighteousa loud instrument, and upon the ness in him. harp:

4 For thou, LORD, hast made me glad through thy works ;

PSALM 93. Dominus regnavit. and I will rejoice in giving THE LORD is king, and hath praise for the operations of thy put on glorious apparel; the hands.

Lord hath put on his apparel, 5 O LORD, how glorious are and girded himself with strength. thy works; thy thoughts are 2 He hath made the round very deep.

world so sure, that it cannot be 6 An unwise man doth not moved. well consider this, and a fool 3 Ever since the world began, doth not understand it.

hath thy seat been prepared : 7 When the ungodly are thou art from everlasting. green as the grass, and when 4 The floods are risen, O all the workers of wickedness LORD, the floods have lift up do flourish, then shall they be their voice; the floods lift up destroyed for ever ; but thou, their waves. LORD, art the Most Highest for 5 The waves of the sea are

mighty, and rage horribly; but 8 For lo, thine enemies, O yet the LORD, who dwelleth on Lord, lo, thine enemies shall high, is mightier. perish ; and all the workers 6 Thy testimonies, O LORD, of wickedness shall be de- are

very sure : holiness bestroyed.

cometh thine house for ever. 9 But mine horn shall be exalted like the horn of an

PSALM 94. Deus ultionum. unicorn; for I am anointed O LORD God, to whom with fresh oil.

vengeance belongeth, thou God, 10 Mine eye also shall see to whom vengeance belongeth, his lust of mine enemies, and show thyself. mine ear shall hear his desire 2 Arise, thou Judge of the of the wicked that arise up world, and reward the proud against me.

after their deserving. 11 The righteous shall flou- 3 Lord, how long shall the rish like a palm-tree, and shall ungodly, how long shall the spread abroad like a cedar in ungodly triumph ? Libanus.

4 How long shall all wicked 12 Such as are planted in the doers speak so disdainfully, and house of the LORD, shall flourish make such proud boasting? in the courts of the house of 5 They smite down thy peo. our God.

ple, O LORD, and trouble thine 13 They also shall bring forth heritage. more fruit in their age, and 6 They murder the widow shall be fat and well liking : and the stranger, and put the

14 That they may show how fatherless to death.

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