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Lo, my Shepherd's hand divine
When I faint with summer's heat,
He my soul anew shall frame,
Safe the dreary vale I tread,
Thou my plenteous board hast spread,
Constant, to my latest end,
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy is understanding.
A wise son maketh a glad father ; but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother. Treasures of wickedness profit nothing; but righteousness delivereth from death.
The Lord will not suffer the soul of the righteous to perish; but he casteth away the substance of the wicked
Teacher. Unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
Pupil. O, my God! I trust in thee; let none, that wait on thee be ashamed.
T. Lead me in thy truth, and teach me :
P. For thou art the God of my salvation : on thee do I wait all the day.
T. Remember, O Lord, thy tender mercies and thy loving-kindness :
P. Remember not the sins of my youth nor my transgressions; remember me for thy goodness' sake, O Lord.
T. Good and upright is the Lord :
P. All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth, to such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.
T. The meek will he guide in judgement, and the meek will he teach his way.
P. For thy name's sake, O Lord, pardon my iniquity, for it is great.
T. What man is he, that feareth the Lord ?
P. Him shall he teach in the way, that he shall choose.
T. His soul shall dwell at ease, and his seed shall inherit the earth.
P. The secret of the Lord is with them, that fear him, and he will show them his covenant.
T. O keep my soul and deliver me :
P. Let me not be ashamed, for I put my trust in thee.
T. Let integrity and uprightness preserve me:
Judge not that ye be not judged; for with what judgement ye judge, ye shall be judged; and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
And why beholdest thou the mote, that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam, that is in thine own eye? Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye. Thou hypocrite! first cast out the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one, that asketh, receiveth ; and he, that
seeketh, findeth ; and to him, that knocketh, it shall be opened.
What man is there of you, who, if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone ? or, if he ask a
fish, will he give him a serpent ? If ye, then, being . evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your Father, which is in heaven, give good things to them, that ask him?
Therefore, all things, whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them; for this is the law and the prophets.
Enter ye in at the strait gate; for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be, who go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
Beware of false prophets : By their fruits ye shall know them. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles ? Even so, every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit; a good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit : Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit, is hewn down and cast into the fire.
Whosoever heareth these sayings of mine and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock; and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house, and it fell not, for it was founded upon a rock. And every one, that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened to a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand; and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.
Our FATHER, which art in heaven,
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil :
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever.
Show me, O Lord ! thy sacred way;
Thy truths to me relate ;
On thee I daily wait.
The errors of my youth;
According to thy truth.
Preserve me, Lord, from shame,
And trusted in thy name.