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H26 Let them be put to con- and thou shalt give them drink fusion and shame together, that of thy pleasures, as out of the rejoice at my trouble ; let them river. be clothed with rebuke and 9 For with thee is the well dishonour, that boast themselves of life ; and in thy light shall against me.

we see light. 27 Let them be glad and 10 0 continue forth thy rejoice, that favour my right-| loving kindness unto them that eous dealing; yea, let them say know thee, and thy righteousalway, Blessed be the LORD, ness unto them that are true of who hath pleasure in the pros- | heart. perity of his servant.

L 11 0 let not the foot of pride 28 And as for my tongue, it come against me; and let not shall be talking of thy righteous- the hand of the ungodly cast ness, and of thy praise, all the me down. day long.

12 There are they fallen, all

that work wickedness; they Psalm 36. Dixit injustus.

are cast down, and shall not be MY heart showeth me the able to stand. wickedness of the ungodly, that

EVENING PRAYER. there is no fear of God before his eyes.

Psalm 37. Noli æmulari. 2 For he flattereth himself in FRET not thyself because his own sight, until his abomi- of the ungodly; neither be nable sin be found out

thou envious against the evil 3 The words of his mouth doers: are unrighteous and full of 2 For they shall soon be cut deceit: he hath left off to behave down like the grass, and be himself wisely, and to do good. withered even as the green

4 He imagineth mischief upon herb. his bed, and hath set himself in 3 Put thou thy trust in the no good way ; neither doth he LORD, and be doing good; abhor any thing that is evil. dwell in the land, and verily

5 Thy mercy, O LORD, reach- thou shalt be fed. eth unto the heavens, and thy 4 Delight thou in the LORD, faithfulness unto the clouds. and he shall give thee thy

6 Thy righteousness standeth heart's desire. like the strong mountains: thy 5 Commit thy way unto the judgments are like the great LORD, and put thy trust in him, deep.

and he shall bring it to pass. Thou, LORD, shalt save 6 He shall make thy rightboth man and beast : how eousness as clear as the light; excellent is thy mercy, O God: and thy just dealing as the and the children of men shall noon-day. put their trust under the shadow ? Hold thee still in the LORD, of thy wings.

and abide patiently upon him: 8 They shall be satisfied with but grieve not thyself at him the plenteousness of thy house; whose way doth prosper, against

the man that doeth after evil shall perish, and the enemies counsels.

of the LORD shall consume as 8 Leave off from wrath, and the fat of lambs; yea, even as let go displeasure : fret not the smoke shall they consume thyself, else shalt thou be moved away. to do evil.

I 21 The ungodly borroweth, 9 Wicked doers shall be and payeth not again ; but rooted out; and they that the righteous is merciful and patiently abide the LORD, those libera). shall inherit the land. | 22 Such as are blessed of

10 Yet a little while, and the God, shall possess the land; ungodly shall be clean gone ; and they that are cursed of him, thou shalt look after his place, shall be rooted out. and he shall be away.

| 23 The LORD ordereth a good 11 But the meek-spirited man's going, and maketh his shall possess the earth, and shall way acceptable to himself. be refreshed in the multitude 24 Though he fall, he shall of pcace.

not be cast away; for the LORD 12 The ungodly seeketh upholdeth him with his hand. counsel against the just, and 25 I have been young, and gnasheth upon him with his now am old, and yet saw I never teeth.

the righteous forsaken, nor his 13 The LORD shall laugh him seed begging their bread. to scorn; for he hath seen 26 The righteous is ever that his day is coming. merciful, and lendeth ; and his

14 The ungodly have drawn seed is blessed. out the sword, and have bent 27 Flee from evil, and do the their bow, to cast down the poor thing that is good, and dwell and needy, and to slay such as i for evermore. are of a right conversation. I 28 For the LORD loveth the

15 Their sword shall go thing that is right; he forsaketh through their own heart, and not his that be godly, but they their bow shall be broken. are preserved for ever.

16 A small thing that the 29 The unrighteous shall be righteous hath, is better than punished; as for the seed of great riches of the ungodly; the ungodly, it shall be rooted

17 For the arms of the un-out. godly shall be broken, and the 30 The righteous shall inherit LORD upholdeth the righteous. the land, and dwell therein for

18 The LORD knoweth the ever. days of the godly; and their 31 The mouth of the righteous inheritance shall endure for is exercised in wisdom, and ever.

his tongue will be talking of 19 They shall not be con- judgment. founded in the perilous time ;| 32 The law of his God is in and in the days of dearth they his heart, and his goings shall shall have enough.

not slide. 20 As for the ungodly, they 33 The ungodly seeth the

righteous, and seeketh occasion flesh, because of thy displeasure; to slay him.

neither is there any rest in my 34 The LORD will not leave bones, by reason of my sin: him in his hand, nor condemn 4 For my wickednesses are him when he is judged. gone over my head, and are

35 Hope thou in the LORD, like a sore burthen, too heavy and keep his way, and he shall for me to bear. promote thee, that thou shalt 5 My wounds stink, and are possess the land : when the corrupt, through my foolishungodly shall perish, thou shalt ness. see it.

16 I am brought into so great 36 I myself have seen the trouble and misery, that I go ungodly in great power, and mourning all the day long : flourishing like a green bay. 7 For my loins are filled with tree.

a sore disease, and there is no 37 I went by, and lo, he was whole part in my body. gone : I sought him, but his 8 I am feeble and sore smitplace could nowhere be found. ten; I have roared for the very

38 Keep innocency, and take disquietness of my heart. heed unto the thing that is right; 9 LORD, thou knowest all my for that shall bring a man peace desire; and my groaning is not at the last.

hid from thee. 39 As for the transgressors, 10 My heart panteth, my they shall perish together : and strength hath failed me, and the the end of the ungodly is, they sight of mine eyes is gone from shall be rooted out at the last. me.

40 But the salvation of the 11 My lovers and my neighrighteous cometh of the LORD, bours did stand looking upon who is also their strength in my trouble, and my kinsmen the time of trouble.

stood afar off. 41 And the LORD shall stand 12 They also that sought by them, and save them; he shall after my life, laid snares for deliver them from the ungodly, me; and they that went about and shall save them, because to do me evil, talked of wickedthey put their trust in him. ness, and imagined deceit all

the day long.

| 13 As for me, I was like a THE EIGHTH DAY.

deaf man, and heard not; and MORNING PRAYER.

| as one that is dumb, who doth PSALM 38. Domine, ne in furore. not open his mouth.

PUT me not to rebuke, o 14 I became even as a man LORD, in thine anger ; neither that heareth not, and in whose chasten me in thy heavy dis- mouth are no reproofs. pleasure :

15 For in thee, O LORD, 2 For thine arrows stick fast have I put my trust; thou shalt in me, and thy hand presseth answer for me, O LORD, my me sore.

God. 3 There is no health in my 16 I have required that they,

even mine enemies, should not every man living is altogether triumph over me; for when my vanity : foot slipt, they rejoiced greatly 7 For man walketh in a vain against me.

shadow and disquieteth himself 17 And I truly am set in the in vain; he heapeth up riches, plague, and my heaviness is and cannot tell who shall gather ever in my sight:

them. 18 For I will confess my 8 And now, Lord, what is wickedness, and be sorry for my hope? Truly my hope is my sin.

even in thee. 19 But mine enemies live, 9 Deliver me from all mine and are mighty; and they that offences, and make me not a hate me wrongfully are many rebuke unto the foolish. in number.

10 I became dumb, and 20 They also that reward opened not my mouth; for it evil for good are against me ; was thy doing. because I follow the thing that 11 Take thy plague away good is.

from me: I am even consumed 21 Forsake me not, O LORD, I by the means of thy heavy my God; be not thou far from hand. me.

12 When thou with rebukes 22 Haste thee to help me, dost chasten man for sin, thou O LORD, God of my salyation. makest his beauty to consume

away, like as it were a moth Psalm 39. Dixi, Custodiam.

fretting a garment: every man I SAID, I will take heed to therefore is but vanity. my ways, that I offend not in 13 Hear my prayer, O LORD; my tongue.

and with thine ears consider 2 I will keep my mouth as it my calling ; hold not thy peace were with a bridle, while the at my tears. ungodly is in my sight.

14 For I am a stranger with Ž I held my tongue, and thee, and a sojourner, as all my spake nothing : I kept silence, fathers were. yea, even from good words; but 15 O spare me a little, that it was pain and grief to me. I may recover my strength,

4 My heart was hot within before I go hence, and be no me : and while I was thus more seen. musing the fire kindled, and , at the last I spake with my

Psalm 40. Expectans expectavi. tongue:

I WAITED patiently for the 5 LORD, let me know my Lord, and he inclined unto me, end, and the number of my and heard my calling, days, that I may be certified 2 He brought me also out of how long I have to live. the horrible pit, out of the mire

6 Behold, thou hast made and clay, and set my feet upon my days as it were a span long, the rock, and ordered my and mine age is even as nothing goings. in respect of thee ; and verily 3 And he hath put a new

song in my mouth, even as are come about me; my sins thanksgiving unto our God. have taken such hold upon me,

4 Many shall see it, and fear, that I am not able to look up; and shall put their trust in the yea, they are more in number LORD.

than the hairs of my head, and 5 Blessed is the man that my heart hath failed me. hath set his hope in the LORD, 16 0 LORD, let it be thy and turned not unto the proud, pleasure to deliver me; make and to such as go about with haste, O LORD, to help me. lies.

17 Let them be ashamed, and 6 0 LORD, my God, great confounded together, that seek are the wondrous works which after my soul to destroy it; let thou hast done; like as be also them be driven backward, and thy thoughts, which are to us-put to rebuke, that wish me evil. ward; and yet there is no man 18 Let them be desolate, and that ordereth them unto thee. rewarded with shame, that say

7 If I should declare them, unto me, Fie upon thee, fie and speak of them, they should upon thee. be more than I am able to 19 Let all those that seek express.

thee, be joyful and glad in thee; 8 Sacrifice and meat-offering and let such as love thy salva: thou wouldest not, but mine tion, say alway, the LORD be ears hast thou opened.

praised. 9 Burnt-offerings and sacri- 20 As for me, I am poor and fice for sin hast thou not re- needy; but the LORD careth for quired : then said I, Lo, I come. me.

10 In the volume of the book 21 Thou art my helper and it is written of me, that I should redeemer; make no long tarry, fulfil thy will, O my God: I am ing, O my God. content to do it; yea, thy law is within my heart.

EVENING PRAYER. 11 I have declared thy right

Psalm 41. Beatus qui intelligit. eousness in the great congre- BLESSED is he that consigation : lo, I will not refrain dereth the poor and needy; the my lips, O LORD, and that thou LORD shall deliver him in the knowest.

time of trouble. 12 I have not hid thy right- 2 The LORD preserve him, eousness within my heart; my and keep him alive, that he talk hath been of thy truth, and may be blessed upon earth; and of thy salvation.

deliver not thou him into the 13 I have not kept back thy will of his enemies. loving mercy and truth from 3 The LORD comfort him the great congregation.

when he lieth sick upon his 14 Withdraw not thou thy bed; make thou all his bed in mercy from me, O LORD ; let his sickness. thy loving kindness and thy 4 I said, LORD, be merciful truth alway preserve me. unto me; heal my soul, for I

15 For innumerable troubles I have sinned against thee.

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