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6 But as for me, I am a worm, 23 O praise the LORD, ye that fear and no man; a very scorn of men, him; magnify him, all ye of the seed and the outcast of the people. of Jacob; and fear him, all ye seed of
7 All they that see me, laugh me Israel. lo scorn ; they shoot out their lips, 24 For he hath not despised nor and shake their heads, saying, abhorred the low estate of the poor ;
8 He trusted in GOD, that he he hath not hid his face from him; would deliver him; let him deliver but when he called unto him, he him, if he will have him.
heard him. 9 But thou art he that took me out 25 My praise is of thee in the of my mother's womb; thou wast great congregation; my vows will I my hope, when I hanged yet upon perform in the sight of them that fear my mother's breasts.
him. 10 I have been left unto thee ever 26 The poor shall eat, and be satissince I was born; thou art my God fied; they that seek after the LORD, even from iny mother's womb. shall praise him: your heart shall
11 O go not from me; for trouble live for eyer. is hard at hand, and there is none to 27 All the ends of the world shall help me.
remember themselves, and be turned 12 Many oxen are come about me; unto the LORD; and all the kindreds of fat bulls of Basa close me in on every the na
Is of Basan close me in on every the nations shall worship before him. side.
28 For the kingdom is the LORD'S, 13 They gape upon me with their and he is the Governor among the mouths, as it were a ramping and a people. roaring lion.
29 All such as be fat upon earth 14 I am poured out like water, and have eaten, and worshipped. all my bones are out of joint; my 30 All they that go down into the heart also in the midst of my body is dust shall kneel before him, and no even like melting wax. ; ' man hath quickened his own soul.
15 My strength is dried up like a 31 My seed shall serve him; they potsherd, and my tongue cleaveth to shall be counted unto the LORD for a my gums, and thou shalt bring me generation. into the dust of death.
32 They shall come, and the hea. ' 16 For many dogs are come about vens shall declare his righteousness me, and the council of the wicked unto a people that shall be born, layeth siege against me.
whom the LORD hath made. '17 They pierced my hands and my feet: 1 may tell all my bones : 1
PSALM 23. Dominus regit me. they stand staring and looking upon THE LORD is my shepherd; thereme.
fore can I lack nothing. 18 They part my garments among 2 He shall feed me in a green them, and cast lots upon my vesture. pasture, and lead me forth beside the
19 But be not thou far from me, 0 waters of comfort. LORD; thou art my succor, haste 3 He shall convert my soul, and thee to help me.
bring me forth in the paths of righte20 Deliver my soul from the Jousness for his name's sake. sword, my darling from the power of 4 Yea, though I walk through the the dog
valley of the shadow of death, I will 21 Save me from the lion's mouth; fear no evil; for thou art with me, thou hast heard me also from among thy rod and thy staff comfort me. the horns of the unicorns.
5 Thou shalt prepare a table before 22 I will declare thy name unto me against them that trouble me ; my brethren ; in the midst of the con. thon hast anointed my head with oil, gregation will I praise thee. land my cup shall be full.
6 But they loving kindness and I 4 Lead me forth in tliy truth, and mercy shall follow me all the days learn me; for thou art the God of of my life, and I will dwell in the my salvation : in thee hath been my house of the LORD for ever. hope all the day long.
15 Call to remembrance, O LORD,
thy tender mercies, and thy loving THE FIFTH DAY. kindnesses, which have been ever of
old. . MORNING PRAYER.
6 O remember not the sins and Psalm 24. Domini est terra.
offences of my youth ; but according THE earth is the LORD's, and all to thy mercy think thou upon me, o that therein is ; the compass of the LORD, for thy goodness. world, and they that dwell therein. 7 Gracious and righteous is the
2 For he hath founded it upon the LORD; therefore will he teach sin. seas, and prepared it upon the floods. Iners in the way.
3 Who shall ascend into the hill 8 Them that are meek shalt he of the LORD ? or who shall rise up in guide in judgment; and such as are his holy place?
gentle, them shall he learn his way. 4 Even he Mat hath clean hands, 19 All the paths of the LORD are and a pure heart; and that hath not mercy and truth, unto such as keep lift up his mind unto vanity, nor his covenant and his testimonies. sworn to deceive his neighbor.
10 For thy name's sake, O LORD, 5 He shall receive the blessing be merciful unto my sin; for it is from the LORD, and righteousness great. from the God of his salvation.
11 What man is he that feareth 6 This is the generation of them the LORD? him shall he teach in the that seek him; oven of them that way that he shall choose. seek thy face, Ó Jacob.
12 His soul shall dwell at case, and 7 Lift up your heads, O ye gates, his seed shall inherit the land. and be ye lift up ye everlasting doors, 13 The secret of the LORD is and the King of glory shall come in. among them that fear him, and be
8 Who is the King of glory? It is will show them his covenant. the LORD strong and mighty, even 14 Mine eyes are ever looking unto the LORD mighty in battle.
the LORD; for he shall pluck my 9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates, feet out of the net. and be ye lift up ye everlasting 15 Turn thee unto me, and have doors, and the King of glory shall mercy upon me; for I am desolate, come in.
and in misery 10 Who is the King of glory?! 16 The sorrows of my heart are Even the LORD of hosts, he is the enlarged: O bring thou me out of King of glory.
my troubles. Psalm 25. Ad te, Domine, levavi.l.
epomil 17 Look upon my adversity and
misery, and forgive me all my sin. UNTO thee, O LORD, will I lift 18 Consider mine enemies how up my soul ; my God, I have put many they are; and they bear a my trust in thee: O let me not be tyrannous hate against me. confounded, neither let mine enemies 19 O keep my soul, and deliver triumph over me.
Ime: let me not be confound 2 For all they that hope in thee have put my trust in thee. shall not be ashamed; but such as 20 Let perfectness and righteous transgress without a cause, shall be dealing wait upon me; for my hope put to confusion.
hath been in thee. 3 Show me thy ways, O LORD, 21 Deliver Israel, O GOD, out of and teach me thy paths.
| all his troubles,
PSALM 26. Judica me, Domine. LORD, which I will require, even BE thou my judge, O LORD, for I lih
that I may dwell in the house of the
LORD all the days of my life, to behave walked innocently: my trust
S hold the fair beanty of the LORD, and hath been also in the LORD, there.
to visit his fore shall I not fall. 2 Examine me, O LORD, and hide me in his tabernacle; yea, in
5 For in the time of trouble he shall prove me; try out my reins and my the secret place of his dwelling shall heart.
he hide me, and set me up upon a 3 For thy loving kindness is ever
rock of stone. before mine eyes; and I will walk in "
16 And now shall he lift up mine thy truth. 4 I have not dealt with vain per
head above mine enemies round about sons; neither will I have fellowship 7 Therefore will I offer in his with the deceitful.
dwelling an oblation, with 5 I have hated the congregation of
great I ol gladness: I will sing and speak the wicked ; and will not sit among
praises unto the LORD. the ungodly.
* 8 Hearken unto my voice, O 6 I will wash my hands in inno-1
LORD, when I cry unto thee; have cency, O LORD; and so will I go to in tbine altar.
"mercy upon me, and hear me.
9 My heart bath talked of thee, 7 That I may show the voice of se thanksgiving, and tell of all thy will I seek.
Seek ye my face: thy face, LORD, wondrous works. 8 LORD, I have loved the habita-In
I 10 O hide not thou thy face from tion of thy house, and the place where I displeasure.
*me, nor cast thy servant away in thine honor dwelleth.
il Thou hast been my succor , 9 O shut not up my soul with the sinners, "nor my life with the blood. God of my salvation.
| leave me not, neither forsake me, O thirsty ; 10'In whose hands is wickedness, Ither forsake me, the LORD taketh
| 12 When my father and my moand their right hand is full of gifts.
me up. 11 But as for me, I will walk in
in 13 Teach me thy way, O LORD, pocently : O deliver me, and be mer.l.
land lead me in the right way, beciful unto me.
cause of mine enemies. 12 My foot standeth right: I will
14 Deliver me not over into the will praise the LORD in the congregations. of mine adversaries : for there are EVENING PRAYER.
false witnesses risen up against me, PSALM 27. Dominus illuminatio. |
and such as speak wrong.
| 15 I should utterly have fainted, THE LORD is my light and my but that I believe verily to see the salvation, whom then shall I fear? goodness of the LORD in the land of the LORD is the strength of my life, the living. of whom then shall I be afraid i 1 16 O tarry thou the LORD's lei.
2 When the wicked, even mine sure; be strong, and he shall comfort enemies and my foes, came upon me thine heart; and put thou thy trust in to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and the LORD. fell. 3 Though a host of men were laid
Psalm 28. Ad te, Domine. against me, yet shall not my heart be UNTO thee will I cry, O LORD, afraid; and though there rose up war my strength : think no scorn of me; against me, yet will I put my trust in lest, if thou make as though thou thee.
hearest not, I become like then that 4 One thing have I desired of the go down into the pit.
2 Hear the voice of my humble like a calf; Libanus also and Sirion petitions, when I cry unto thee ; like a young unicorn. when I hold up my hands toward The voice of the LORD divideth the mercy-seat of thy holy temple. the flames of fire; the voice of the
30 pluck me not away, neither LORD shaketh the wilder destroy me with the ungodly and the LORD shaketh the wilderness of wicked doers, which speak friendly Cades. to their neighbors, but imagine mis. 8 The voice of the LORD maketh chief in their hearts.
the hinds to bring forth young, and 4 Reward them according to their discovereth the thick bushes : in his deeds, and according to the wicked- temple doth every man speak of his ness of their own inventions
honor. 5 Recompense them after the work 9 The LORD sitteth above the wa. of their hands; pay then that they ter flood, and the LORD remaineth a have deserved.
King for ever. 6 For they regard not in their mind 10 The LORD shall give strength the works of the LORD, nor the ope- unto his people; the LORD shall ration of his hands; therefore shall give his people the blessing of peace. he break them down, and not build them up.
THE SIXTH DAY. 7 Praised be the LORD; for he
MORNING PRAYER. hath heard the voice of my humble petitions.
| Psalm 30. Exaltabo te, Domine. 8 The LORD is my strength, and I WILL magnify thee, O LORD; my shield; my heart hath trusted in for thou hast set me up, and not made him, and I am helped; therefore my my foes to triumph over me. heart danceth for joy, and in my song 1 2 0 LORD, my God, I cried unto will I praise him.
thee; and thou hast healed me. 9 The Lord is my strength, and 3 Thou, LORD, hast brought my he is the wholesome defence of his soul out of hell : thou hast kept my anointed.
life from them that go down to the 10 O save thy people, and give thy pite . blessing unto thine inheritance : feed 4 Sing praises unto the LORD, O them, and set them up for ever. Tye saints of his; and give thanks PSALM 29. Afferte Domino.
Junto him, for a remembrance of his
Tholiness." BRING unto the LORD, O ye 5 For his wrath endureth but the mighty, bring young rams unto the twinkling of an eye, and in his plea. LORD; ascribe unto the LORD wor. sure is life; heaviness may endure ship and strength.
for a night, but joy cometh in the 2 Give the LORD the honor due morning. unto his name; worship the LORD 6 And in my prosperity I said, I with holy worship.
shall never be removed; thou, LORD, 3 It is the LORD that commandeth of thy goodness, hast made my hili the waters; it is the glorious God so strong. that maketh the thunder.
1 7 Thou didst turn thy face from 4 It is the LORD that ruleth the me, and I was troubled. sea ; the voice of the LORD is mighty 8. Then cried I unto thee, O LORD; in operation; the voice of the LORD and gat me to my LORD right hum. is a glorious voice.
bly. 5 The voice of the Lord break. 9 What profit is there in my blood, eth the cedar trees; yea, the LORD when I go down to the pit ? breaketh the cedars of Libanus. 10 Shall the dust give thanks unto
6 He maketh them also to skip thee? or shall it declare thy truth ?
11 Hear, O LORD, and have mer- they that did see me without, convey. cy upon me; LORD, be thou my ed themselves from me. helper.
14 I am clean forgotten as a dead 12 Thou hast turned my heaviness man out of mind; I am become like into joy; thou hast put off my sack. a broken vessel. cloth, and girded me with gladness: 15 For I have heard the blasphemy
13 Therefore shall every good man of the multitude, and fear is on every sing of thy praise without ceasing : side, while they conspire together O my God, I will give thanks unto against me, and take their counsel to thee for ever.
take away my life. PSALM 31. In te, Domine, speravi.
16 But my hope hath been in thee,
TO LORD; I have said, Thou art my IN thee, O LORD, have I put my God. trust; let me never be put to confu- 17 My time is in thy hana; de. sion; deliver me in thy righteousness. liver me from the hand of mine
2 Bow down thine ear to me; enemies, and from them that persemake haste to deliver me.
cute me. 3 And be thou my strong rock, 18 Show thy servant the light of and , house of defence, that thou thy countenance, and save me for mayest save me;
thy mercies' sake. 4 For thou art my strong rock, 19 Let me not be confounded, O and my castle : be thou also my LORD, for I have called upon thee; guide, and lead me for thy name's let the ungodly be put to confusion, sake.
and be put to silence in the grave. 5 Draw me out of the net that they 20 Let the lying lips be put to have laid privily for me; for thou silence, which cruelly, disdainfully, art my strength.
and despitefully speak against the 6 Into thy hands I commend my righteous. spirit; for thon hast redeemed me, o 21 O how plentiful is thy goodness, LORD, thou God of truth,
which thou hast laid up for them that 7 I have hated them that hold of fear thee, and that thou hast prepared superstitious vanities, and my trust for them that put their trust in thee, hath been in the LORD.
even before the sons of men. 8 I will be glad, and rejoice in thy 22 Thou shalt hide them privily mercy ; for thou hast considered my by thine own presence from the protrouble, and hast known my soul in voking of all men : thou shalt keep adversities.
them secretly in thy tabernacle from 9 Thou hast not shut me up into the strife of tongues. the hand of the enemy, but hast set 23 Thanks be to the LORD ; for my feet in a large room. . he hath showed me marvellous great
10 Have mercy upon me, O LORD, kindness in a strong city. for I am in trouble, and mine eye is 24 And when I made haste, I said, consumed for very heaviness; yea, I am cast out of the sight of thiné my soul and my body.
11 For my life is waxen old with 25 Nevertheless, thou heardest the heaviness, and my years with mourn. voice of my prayer, when I cried
unto thee. 12 My strength faileth me, be 26 O love the LORD, all ye his cause of mine iniquity, and my bones saints ; for the LORD preserveth them are consumed.
that are faithful, and plenteously re 13 I became a reproof among all wardeth the proud doer. mine enemies, but especially among ! 27 Be strong, and he shall establish my neighbors; and they of mine ac- your heart, all ye that put your trust quaintance were afraid of me; and in the LORD.