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drops of rain, and blessest the in. PSALM 85. Benedizisti, Domine. crease of it.

LORD, thou art becorpe gracious Thou crownest the year with thy unto thy land; thou hast turned away goodness, and thy clouds drop fat- the captivity of Jacob. ness.

I 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, with corn, that they shall laugh and and let thine anger cease from us.

Wilt thou be displeased at us for

ever ? and wilt thou stretch out thy SELECTION VIII. wrath from one generation to another?

Wilt thou not turn again, ard From Psalm 84. Quam dilecta !

Iquicken us, that thy people may reO HOW 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 ;1° 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, I 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 thern in Sion.

way. O Lord God of hosts, hear my| prayer; hearken, O GOD of Jacob. | PSALM 93. Dominus regnavit.

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.

For I will consider thy heavens, PSALM 97. Dominus regnavit.

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; sence 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.

TO LORD, "our Governor, how ex, Confounded be all they that worcellent is thy name in all the world! ship carved innages, and that delight FROM Psalm 33. Ezultate, justi. in vain gods: worship him, all yel gods.

REJOICE in the LORD, Oye Sion heard of it, and rejoiced; and righteous; for it becometh well the the daughters of Juda were glad. I just to be thankful. because of thy judgments, O LORD. Praise the LORD with harp; sing

For tho1, LORD, art higher than praises unto him with the lúte, 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 ; Oye that love the LORD, see that sing praises unto him with a good ye hate the thing which is evil : the courage. LORD preserveth 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 ungod

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 eellent 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 !

The commanded, and it stood fast.

FROM PSALM 147. Laudate | He hath not dealt so wita any na Dominum.

tion; neither have the heathen know. O PRAISE the LORD, for it is a ledge of his laws good thing to sing praises unto our FROM PSALM 57. Miserere mei, God; yea, a joyful and pleasant thing it is to be thankh

Deus. The LORD doth build up Jerusa.. SET pp 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 barp. 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. 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 his mercy.

from day to day. Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem ; Declare his honor unto the hea. praise thy God, o Sion.

then, 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. I

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. sels; who is able to abide his frost ? Praise hinn, all ye heavens, and ye

He sendeth out his word, and meltwaters 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 | 1 Portions of Psalms, to be sung or said, at

Morning Prayer, on certain Feasts and Faste, which shall not be broken.

instead of the Venite Erultenlus, 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;

wever; the sceptre of thy kingdom is Beasts and all cattle; worms and

a right sceptre. feathered fowls;

| Thou hast loved righteousness, and Kings of the earth and all people; l..

hated iniquity; wherefore God, even princes and all judges of the world; 1.1

thy God, bath anointed thee with : Young men and maidens, old men..? and children. praise the name of the the oil or gladness above thy fellowy.

| My song shall be alway of the LORD; for his name only is excel.li.

Üloving kindness of the LORD; with lent, and his praise above heaven and 1;

" 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; l.

T 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. Domino.

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 praise him.

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 enake 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 thine 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 ; 1"

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

I with an holy worship: the dew of thy in his noble acts; birth is of the womb of the morning. praise him according to his excellent "The

"| The LORD sware, and will not re. greatness. Praise him in the sound of the pent, Thou art a priest for ever, after

to the order of Melchizedec. trumpet; praise him upon the lute and harp. Praise him in the cymbals and

ASH.WEDNESDAY. dances; praise hiin 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 me thine anger; neither chasten me in vinegar to drink. thy heavy displeasure:

1 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 Hasté thee to help me, O LORD will, O my God: I am content to do God of my salvation.

fit; 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.

LIFT up your heads, O ye gates, treme to mark what is done amiss, o

iland be ye lift up, ye everlasting

doors, and the King of glory shali LORD, who shall stand 3

come in. But there is forgiveness with thee, l'

Who is the King of glory? The that thou mayest be feared.

LORD strong and mighty ; even the

LORD mighty in battle.
GOOD.FRIDAY.

Lift up your heads, O ye gates; p. FROM Psalms 22, 69, 40.

land be ye lift up, ye everlasting MY God, my God, look upon

doors, and the King of glory shall

come in. : me : why hast thou forsaken me?"

| Who is the King of glory? Even and art so far from my health, and). from the words of my complaint the LORD of hosts, he is the King of

But thou art holy, O thou that in 18 habitest the praises of Israel.

o clap your hands together, all ye

I people; shout unto God with the I am a worm, and no man; a re-15 proach of men, and despised of the

voice of triumph.

For the Lord most high is terri. people. All they that see me laugh me rol

ble; he is a great King over all the

earth. scorn; they shoot out the lip, they leo shake the head, saying, "

Hey God is gone up with a shout; the

LORD with the sound of a trumpet. He trusted in God, that he would deliver him; let him deliver himn, if.

Sing praises to God, sing praises; he will have him,

", "sing praises unto our King, sing The counsel of the wicked layeth

praises. siege against me; they pierced my God sitteth upon the throne of his

n God reigneth over the heathen : hands and my feet.

holiness. They part my garments among The princes of the people are them, and cast lots upon my vesture. cotheke But be not thou far from me, 015

gathered together, even the people of

the God of Abraham ; for the shields LORD: O my strength, haste thee to of the earth ho

se to of the earth belong unto God: He help me. Thy rebuke hath broken 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

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