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that we may enjoy such refreshing sleep, as may fit us for the duties of the following day. Make us ever mindful of the time wben we shall lie down in the dust; and grant us grace always to live in such a state, that we may never be afraid to die : So that living and dy mg we may be thine, through the merits and satisfaction of tby Son Christ Jesus, in whose name we offer up these our imperfect pray ers. Amen. THE grace of our Lordi.esus Christ, and the love of God, and the
fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen. On Sundays and on other days, when it may be convenient, it will be proper to
begin with a Chapter, or part of a Chapter, from the New Testament.
SELECTIONS OF PSALMS, To be used instead of the Psalms for the Day, at the Discretion of
the Minister. SELECTION I.
The fear of the Lord is clean, Psalm 19. Cali enarrant. and endureth for ever; the judg. THE heavens
declare the glory ments of the Lord are true, and of God; and the firmament righteous altogether. showeth his handy work., More to be desired are they
One day telleth another; and than gold, yea, than much fine one night certifieth another. There is neither speech nor and the honey.comb.
gold; sweeter also than honey. language ; but their voices are
Moreover, by them is thy serheard amor! them. Their sound is gone out into all them there is great reward.
vant laught; and in keeping of lands; and their words into the
Who can tell how oft he offend. ends of the world.
eth? O cleanse thou me from my In them hath he set a taberna
secret faults. cle for the sun ; which cometh
Keep thy servant also from preforth as a bridegroom oui of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a giant dominion over me.
sumptuous sins, lest they get the to run his course.
Let the words of my mouth' It goeth forth from the utter and the meditation of my heart, most part of the heaven, and run. be alway acceptable in thy sight, reth about unto the end of it
O Lord, my strength, and my again ; and there is nothing hid
Redeemer. from the heat thercof.
Psalm 24. Domini est terra. The law of the Lord is an undefiled law, converting the soul; the THE earth is the Lord's, and testimony of the Lord is sure, and
all that therein is ; the comgiveth wisdom unto the simple. pass of the world, and they that
The statutes of the Lord are dwell therein. right, and rejoice the heart; the For he bath founded it upon commandment of the Lord is the seas, and prepared it upon the pure, and giveth light unto the floods. eyes.
Who shall ascend into the hike
of the Lord ? or who shall rise, He will not always be chiding; up in his holy place?
neither keepeth be bis anger for Even he that hath clean hands ever, and a pure heart; and that hath He hath not dealt with us after not liftup his inind unto vanity, nor our sins; nor rewarded us accordsworn to deceive his neighbour. ing to our wickednesses.
He shall receive the blessing. For look how bigh the heaves from the Lord; and righteousness is in comparison of the earth; so from the God of his saivation.
great is his mercy also toward This is the generation of those those who fear him! who seek him; even of those Look how wide also the east who seek thy face, O Jacob. is from the west ; so far bath he
Lift up your heads, O ye gates, set our sins from us ! and be ye lift up ye everlasting Yea, like as a father pitieth his doors, and the King of glory shall own children; even so is the Lord come in.
merciful unto them that fear him. Who is the King of glory? it is For he knoweth whereof we the Lord strong and mighty, even are made ; be remembereth that the Lord mighty in battle. we are but dust.
Lift up your leads, Oyegates, and The days of man are but as be ye lift up ye everlasting doors, grass; for he flourisheth as a and the King of glory shall come in. Lower of the field.
Who is the King of glory ? even For as soon as the wind goeth the Lord of hosts, he is the King over it, it is gone; and the place of glory.
thereof shall know it no more. PSALM 103. Benedic, anima mea. But the merciful goodness of PRAISE the Lord, O my soul; the Lord endureth for ever and
and all that is within me, ever upon those who fear him ; praise his holy name.
and his righteousness upon chilPraise the Lord, O my soul; dren's children; and forget not all his benefits; Even upon such as keep bis co
Who forgiveth all thy sin, and venant, and think upon his comhealeth all thine infirmities; mandments to do them.
Who saveth thy life from de The Lord haih prepared his struction, and crowneth thee seat in heaven, and his kingdom with mercy and loving kindness; ruleth over all.
Who satisfieth thy mouth with O praise the Lord, ye Angels good things, making wee young of his, ye that excel in strength; and lusty as an eagle.
ye that fulfil his commandment, The Lord execuleth righteous and hearken unto the voice of ness and judgment, for all them his words. that are oppressed with wrong. O praise the Lord, all ye his
He showed his ways unto Mo-hosts; ye servants of his, that do ses, his works unto the children of his pleasure. Israel.
O speak good of the Lord, all The Lord is full of compassion ye works of his, in all places of and mercy, long-suffering, and of his dominion: Praise ibou the great soodness.
Lord, O my soul.
Thine eyes did see my subre From Psalm 139. Domine, probasti. stance, yet being imperfect; and O Lord, thou bast searched me in thy book were all my members
out, and known me; thou written. knowest my down-sitting, and Which day by day were fa mine up-rising, thou under-shioned, when as yet there was standest my thoughts long before. none of !hem.
Thou art about my path, and Howdearare thy counselsunto about my bed, and spiest out all me, O God; O how great is the my ways.
sum of them! For lo, there is not a word in If I tell them, they are more in my tongue, but thou, O Lord, number than the sand; when I knowest it altogether.
I am present with thee. Thou hast fashioned me bebind Try me, O God, and seek the and before, and laid thine hand ground of my heart; prove me, upon me.
and examine my thoughts. Such knowledge is too wonder Look well if ihere be any way ful and excellent for me; I cau- of wickedness in me; and lead not atlain unto it.
me in the way everlasting. Whither shall I go then from Psalm 145. Exaltabo te, Dcus. thy Spirit? or whither shall I go I Will magnify thee, O God, my hen from thy presence ?
King, and i will praise thy If I climb up into heaven, thou name for ever and ever. art there; if I go down to hell, Every day will I give thanks tbou art there also.
unto thee, and praise thy nams If I take the wings of the morn- for ever and ever. ing, and remain in the utiermost Great is the Lord, and marvel parts of the sea ;
lous, worthy to be praised; there Even there also shall thy hand is no end of his greatness. lead me, and thy right hand shall One generation shall praise thy
works unto another, and declare If I say, Peradventure the dark- thy power. ness shall cover me; then shall As for me, I will be talking of my night be turned to day. thy worship, thy glory, thy praise,
Yea, the darkness is no dark- and wondrous works; ness Win thee, but the night is So that men shall speak of the as clear as the day; the darkness might of thy marvellous acts; and and light to thee are both alike. I will also iell of thy greatness.
Formy reins are thine; thou hast The memorial of thine abun. covered me in my mother's womb.dant kindness shall be showed,
I will giva thanks unto thee, for and men shall sing of thy righte. I am fearfully and wonderfully ousness. made: Marvellous are thy works, The Lord is gracious and mer. and that my soul knoweth right ciful ; long-suffering, and of grea! well.
goodness. My bones are not hid from thee, The Lord is loving unto every though I be made secretly, and man, and his mercy is over all fashioned beneath the earth. Shis wor
All thy works praise thee, O and done this evil in thy eight, Lord; and thy saints give thanks that thou mightest be justified in unto thee.
thy saying, and clear when thou They show the glory of thy art judged. kingdom, and talk of thy power; Behold, I was sbapen in wick.
That thy power, thy glory, and edness, and in sin bath my mother mightiness of thy kingdom, might conceived me. be known unto men.
But lo, thou requirest truth in Thy kingdom is an everlasting the inward parts. and shalt make kingdom, and thy dominion en- me to understand wisdom secretly. dureth throughout all ages. Thou shalt purge me with hys.
The Lord upholdeth all such as sop, and I shall be clean; thou fall, and lifteth up all those who siialt wash me, and I shall be are down,
wbiter than snow. The eyes of all wait upon thee, Thou shalt make me hear of O Lord, and thou givest them joy and gladness, that the bones their meat in due season.
which thou hast broken may reThou openest thine band, and joice. fillest all things living with plente- Turn thy fame from my sins,
and put out all my misdeeds. The Lord is righteous in all his Make me a clean heart, O God, ways, and boly in all his works. and renew a rigot spirit within me.
The Lord is nigh unto all them! Cast me not away froin thy that call upon him; yea, all such presence, and take not thy Hols as call upon him faithfully. Spirit from me.
He will fulfil the desire of those O give me the comfort of thy who fear hiin; he also will hear help again, and stablish me will their cry, and will help them. thy free Spirit. The Lord preserveth all those
Then shall I teach tuy ways who love him; but scattereth unto the wicked, and sinners abroad all the ungodly.
shall be converted unto thee. My mouth shall speak the praise Deliver me from blood-guilti. of the Lord: and let all flesh give ness, O God, thou that art the God thanks unto his holy name for of iny health ; and my tongue ever and ever.
shall sing of thy righteousness.
Thou shalt open ny lips, () SELECTION III.
Lord, and my mouth shall show From Psalm 51. Miserer e mei, Deus. thy praise. HAVE mercy upon me, O God, For thou desirest no sacrifice.
after thy great goodness; ac- else would I give it thec; but thoa cording to the multitude of thy delightest not in burnt-offerings. inercies, do away mine offences. The sacrifice of God is a trou.
Wash ine thoroughly from my bled spirit: a broken and contrite wickedness, and cleanse zne from heart, O God, shalt thou nct despise
Fron Psalm 42. Gu:madmodum For I acknowledge my faults, LIKE as the hart desiresh her and my
sia is ever before me. water-brooks, so longeth my Against thee only havel sinncd, sou! aster:bec, o God,
my sii: :
My soul is athirst for God, yea, Put thou thy trust in the Lorde even for the living God: When and be doing good ; dwell in the shall I come to appear before the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. presence of God?
Delight thou in the Lord, and My tears have been my meat he shall give thee thy heart's deday and night; while they daily sire. say unto ne, Where is now iby Committhy way unto the Lord, God?
and put thy trust in him, and he Now when I think thereuponi, shall bring it to pass. I pour out iny heart by myself He shall make thy righteous. for I went with the multitude, ness as clear as the light; and thy and brought them forth into the just dealing as the noon-day. house of God,
Hold thee still in the Lord, and In the voice of praise and thanks-abide patiently upon him; but giving, among such as keep boly- grieve not thyself at him whose day.
way doth prosper, against the man Why art thou so full of heavi- that doeth after evil counsels. ness, O my soul ? and why art Leave off from wrath, and let thou so disquieted within me? go displeasure ; fret not thyself, Put thy trust in God; for I will else shalt thou be moved to do evil
. yet give him thanks for the help! Wicked doers shall be rooted of his countenance.
out; and they that patiently abide The Lord hath granted his lov- the Lord, those shall inherit the ing-kindness in the day-time; and land. in the night-season did I sing of Yet a little while, and the unhim, and made my prayer unto godly shall be clean gone; thou the God of my life.
shalt look after his place, and he I will say unto the God of my shall be away: strength, why hast thou forgotten But the meek-spirited shall pos me? why go I thus heavily, while sess the earth, and shall be rethe enemy oppresseth me? freshed in the multitude of peace
Namely, while they say daily The ungodly seeketh counsel unto me, where is now thy God? against the just, and gnasheth up
Why art thou so vesed, O my on him with his teeth. goul ? and wby art thou so uis The Lord shall laugh him to quieted within me?
scorn; for he hath seen that his O put thy trust in God; for 1 day is coming will yet thank him, who is tbe The ungodly have drawn out help of my countenance and my the sword, and have bent their God.
bow, to cast down the poor and SELECTION IV. needy, and to sloy such as are of
Psalm 37. Noli emulari. a right conversation. FRET not thyself because of the Their sword shall go througb
ungodly; neither be thou cn- their own heart, and their bow vious against the evil doers · shall be broken.
Forthey shall soon be cut down A small thing that the righte like the grass, and be withered ous hath, is better than great even as tho zreeu herb. riches of the ungodly;