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7 And yet they say, Tush, ther against the soul of the the LORD shall not see, neither righteous, and condemn the shall the God of Jacob regard it. innocent blood.

8 Take heed, ye unwise 22 But the LORD is my reamong the people: Oye fools, fuge, and my God is the strength when will ye understand ? of my confidence. 9 He that planted the ear,

23 He shall recompense shall he not hear? or he that them their wickedness, and de. made the

eye, shall he not see? stroy them in their own malice; 10 Or he that nurtureth the yea, the LORD our God shall heathen, it is he that teacheth destroy them. man knowledge; shall not he punish?

THE NINETEENTH DAY. 11 The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are but vain.

PSALM 95. Venite, exultemus. 12 Blessed is the man whom O COME, let us sing unto the thou chastenest; O LORD, and LORD ; let us heartily rejoice in teachest him in thy law; the strength of our salvation.

13 That thou mayest give 2 Let us come before his him patience in time of adver- presence with thanksgiving ; sity, until the pit be digged up and show ourselves glad in him for the ungodly.

with psalms. 14 For the LORD will not 3 For the Lord is a great fail his people; neither will he God; and a great King above forsake his inheritance ;

15 Until righteousness turn 4 In his hand are all the again unto judgment: all such as corners of the earth; and the are true in heart shall follow it. strength of the hills is his also.

16 Who will rise up with 5 The sea is his, and he made me against the wicked ? or who it; and his hands prepared the will take my part against the dry land. evil-doers?

6 O come, let us worship, 17 If the Lord had not help- and fall down, and kneel before ed me, it had not failed, but my the LORD our Maker: soul had been put to silence. vey For he is the LORD our

18 But when I said, My foot God; and we are the people of hath slipped ; thy mercy, o his pasture, and the sheep of Lord, held me up.

his hand. 19 In the multitude of the 8 To-day if ye will hear his sorrows that I had in my hearts voice, harden not your hearts thy comforts have refreshed my as in the provocation, and as soul.

in the day of temptation in the 20. Wilt thou have any thing wilderness ; to do with the stool of wicked- 9 When your fathers tempted ness, which imagineth mischief me, proved me, and saw my as a law ?

works. 21 They gather them toge- 10 Forty years long was I

all gods.

grieved with this generation, 11 Let the heavens rejoice, and said, It is a people that do and let the earth be glad ; let err in their hearts, for they have the sea make a noise, and all not known my ways:

that therein is. 11 Unto whom I sware in 12 Let the field be joyful, and my wrath, that they should not all that is in it; then shall all enter into my rest.

the trees of the wood rejoice

before the Lord. PSALM 96. Cantate Domino.

13 For he cometh, for he O SING unto the LORD a cometh to judge the earth; and new song; sing unto the LORD, with righteousness to judge the all the whole earth.

world, and the people with his 2 Sing unto the Lord, and truth. praise his name; be telling

Psalm 97. Dominus regnavit. of his salvation from day to day.

THE LORD is king, the earth 3 Declare his honour unto may be glad thereof; yea, the the heathen, and his wonders multitude of the isles may be unto all people.

glad thereof. 4 For the LORD is great, and

2 Clouds and darkness are cannot worthily be praised; he round about him; righteousness is more to be feared than all and judgment are the habitation gods.

of his seat. 5 As for all the gods of the 3 There shall

goa fire before heathen, they are but idols; but him, and burn up his enemies it is the LORD that made the on every side. heavens.

4 His lightnings gave shine 6 Glory and worship are be- unto the world; the earth saw fore him; power and honour it, and was afraid. are in his sanctuary.

5 The hills melted like wax 7 Ascribe unto the LORD, O at the presence of the LORD; at ye kindreds of the people, the presence of the LORD of the ascribe unto the LORD worship whole earth. and power.

6 The heavens have declared 8 Ascribe unto the Lord the his righteousness, and all the honour due unto his name ; people have seen his glory. bring presents, and come into 7 Confounded be all they that his courts.

worship carved images, and 9 O worship the Lord in the that delight in vain gods : beauty of holiness ; let the whole worship him, all ye gods. earth stand in awe of him. 8 Sion' heard of it, and re

10 Tell it out among the joiced ; and the daughters of heathen, that the Lord is king; Judah were glad, because of thy and that it is he who hath made judgments, O LORD. the round world so fast that 9 For thou, Lord, art higher it cannot be moved ; and how than all that are in the earth ; that he shall judge the people thou art exalted far above all righteously.


see that


10 O ye that love the LORD, together before the LORD; for

ye hate the thing which he is come to judge the earth. is evil : the LORD preserveth 10 With righteousness shall the souls of his saints; he shall he judge the world, and the deliver them from the hand of people with equity. the ungodly.

Psalm 99. Dominus regnavit. 11 There is sprung up a light for the righteous, and joyful THE LORD is king, be the gladness for such as are true- people never so impatient; he hearted.

sitteth between the cherubim, 12 Rejoice in the LORD, ye be the earth never so unquiet. righteous, and give thanks for 2 The Lord is great in Sion, a remembrance of his holi- and high above all people.

3 They shall give thanks

unto thy name, which is great, EVENING PRAYER.

wonderful, and holy. PSALM 98. Cantate Domino.

4 The king's power loveth O SING unto the LORD a judgment; thou hast prepared new song; for he hath done equity; thou hast executed marvellous things.

judgment and righteousness in 2 With his own right hand, Jacob. and with his holy arm, hath he 5 O magnify the LORD our gotten himself the victory. God, and fall down before his

3 The LORD declared his footstool ; for he is holy. salvation; his righteousness

6 Moses and Aaron among hath he openly showed in the his priests, and Samuel among sight of the heathen.

such as call upon

his 4 He hath remembered his these called upon the LORD, and he mercy and truth toward the heard them. house of Israel, and all the ends 7 He spake unto them out of the world have seen the of the cloudy pillar; for they salvation of our God.

kept his testimonies, and the 5 Show yourselves joyful law that he gave them. unto the LORD, all ye lands; 8 Thou heardest them, O sing, rejoice, and give thanks. LORD our God; thou forgavest

6. Praise the LORD upon the them, O God, and punishedst harp; sing to the harp with a their own inventions. psalm of thanksgiving.

9 O magnify the LORD our 7 With trumpets also and God, and worship him upon his shawms, O show yourselves holy hill; for the LORD our God joyful before the LORD the is holy. king.

PSALM 100. Jubilate Deo. 8 Let the sea make a noise, and all that therein is; the O BE ye joyful in the LORD, round world, and they that all ye lands; serve the LORD dwell therein.

with gladness, and come before 9 Let the floods clap their his presence with a song. hands, and let the hills be joyful 2 Be ye sure that the LORD


soon :


he is God; it is he that hath land ; that I may root out all made us, and not we ourselves ; wicked doers from the city of we are his people, and the sheep the Lord. of his pasture.

30 go your way into his THE TWENTIETH DAY. gates with thanksgiving, and

MORNING PRAYER. into his courts with praise ; be thankful unto him, and speak

Psalm 102, Domine, exaudi. good of his name;

HEAR my prayer, O LORD, 4 For the LORD is gracious; and let my crying come unto his mercy is everlasting ; and thee. his truth endureth from gene- 2 Hide not thy face from me ration to generation.

in the time of my trouble ;

incline thiné ear unto me when PSALM 101. Misericordiam et

I call; O hear me, and that right judicium. MY song shall be of mercy

3 For my days are and judgment ; unto thee, sumed away like smoke, and LORD, will I sing.

my bones are burnt up as it 2 O let me have understand were a fire-brand. ing in the way of godliness! 4 My heart is smitten down,

3 When wilt thou coine unto and withered like grass ; so me? I will walk in my house that I forget to eat my bread. with a perfeet heart.

5 For the voice of my groan4. I will take no wicked thing ing, my bones will scarce cleave in hand; I hate the sins of to my flesh. unfaithfulness; there shall no 6. Í am become like a pelican such cleave unto me.

in the wilderness, and like an 5 A froward heart shall owl that is in the desert. depart from me; I will not 7 I have watched, and am know a wicked person. even as it were a sparrow, that

6 Whoso privily slandereth sitteth alone upon the house-top. his neighbour, him will I 8 Mine enemies revile me destroy.

all the day long; and they that 7 Whoso hath also a proud are mad upon me, are sworn look and high stomach, I will together against me. not suffer him.

9 For I have eaten ashes as 8 Mine eyes look upon such it were bread, and mingled my as are faithful in the land, that drink with weeping. they may dwell with me.

10 And that, because of thine 9 Whoso leadeth a godly indignation and wrath; for thou life, he shall be my servant. hast taken me up, and cast me

10 There shall no deceitful down. person dwell in my house; he 11 My days are gone

like that telleth lies shall not tarry shadow, and I am withered like in my sight.

grass. 11 I shall soon destroy all 12 But thou, O LORD, shalt the ungodly that are in the endure for ever, and thy rez


membrance throughout all ge- of the earth, and the heavens nerations.

are the work of thy hands. 13 Thou shalt arise, and have 26 They shall perish, but mercy upon Sion; for it is time thou shalt endure ; they all that thou have mercy upon her; shall wax old as doth a garment. yea, the time is come.

27 And as a vesture shalt 14 And why? thy servants thou change them, and they think upon her stones, and it shall be changed; but thou art pitieth them to see her in the the same, and thy years shall dust,

not fail. 15 The heathen shall fear 28 The children of thy será thy name, O LORD; and all the vants shall continue, and their kings of the earth thy majesty: seed shall stand fast in thy

16 When the LORD shall sight. build up Sion, and when his glory shall appear ;

Psalm 103. Benedic, anima mea. 17 When he turneth him PRAISE the LORD, O my unto the prayer of the poor soul; and all that is within me, destitute, and despiseth not praise his holy name. their desire;

2. Praise the LORD, O my 18 This shall be written for soul; and forget not all his those that come after, and the benefits ; people which shall be born 3 Who forgiveth all thy sin, shall praise the LORD.

and healeth all thine infirmities; 19 For he hath looked down 4 Who saveth thy life from from his sanctuary ; out of the destruction, and crowneth thee heaven did the LORD behold the with mercy and loving kindness; earth.

5 Who satisfieth thy mouth 20 That he might hear the with good things, making thee mourning of such as are in young and lusty as an eagle. captivity, and deliver the child- 6 The LORD executeth rightren appointed unto death. eousness and judgment, for all

21 That they may declare them that are oppressed with the name of the Lord in Sion, wrong. and his worship at Jerusalem ; 7 He showed his ways unto

22 When the people are ga- Moses, his works unto the thered together, and the king- children of Israel. doms also, to serve the LORD. 8 The Lord is full of compas

23 He brought down my sion and mercy, long-suffering, strength in my journey, and and of great goodness. shortened my days.

9 He will not alway be 24 But I said, O my God, chiding ; neither keepeth he take me not away in the midst his anger for ever. of mine age; as for thy years, 10: He hath not dealt with us they endure throughout all ge- after our sins; nor rewarded us nerations.

according to our wickednesses. 25 Thou, LORD, in the be- 11 For look how high the ginning hast laid the foundation heaven is in comparison of the

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