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caterpillars innumerable, and 4 Remember me, O LORD, did eat up all the grass in their according to the favour that land, and devoured the fruit of thou bearest unto thy people ; their ground.

O visit me with thy salvation, 35 He smote all the first-born 5 That I may see the felicity in their land; even the chief of of thy chosen, and rejoice in all their strength. . the gladness of thy people, and

36 He brought them forth give thanks with thine inheritalso with silver and gold ; there ance. was not one feeble person 6 We have sinned with our among their tribes.

fathers; we have done amiss, 37 Egypt was glad at their and dealt wickedly. departing ; for they were afraid 7 Our fathers regarded not of them.

thy wonders in Egypt, neither 38 He spread out a cloud to kept they thy great goodness be a covering; and fire to give in remembrance ; but were light in the night-season. disobedient at the sea, even at

39 At their desire he brought the Red Sea. quails; and he filled them with 8 Nevertheless, he helped the bread of heaven.

them for his name's sake, that 40 He opened the rock of he might make his power to be stone, and the waters flowed known. out, so that rivers ran in the 9 He rebuked the Red Sea dry places.

also, and it was dried up; so he 41 For why? he remembered led them through the deep, as his holy promise ; and Abra- through a wilderness. ham his servant.

10 And he saved them from 42 And he brought forth his the adversaries' hand, and de people with joy, and his chosen livered them from the hand of with gladness;

the enemy. 43 And gave them the lands 11 As for those that troubled of the heathen; and they took them, the waters overwhelmed the labours of the people in them; there was not one of possession;

them left. 44 That they might keep his 12 Then believed they his statutes and observe his laws. words, and sang praise unto him. EVENING PRAYER.

113 But within a while they

forgat his works, and would Psalm 106. Confitemini Domino.

not abide his counsel. O GIVE thanks unto the 14 But lust came upon them LORD ; for he is gracious, and in the wilderness, and they his mercy endureth for ever. tempted God in the desert.

2 Who can express the noble 15 And he gave them their acts of the LORD, or show forth desire, and sent leanness withal all his praise?

into their soul. 3 Blessed are they that al- 16 They angered Moses also way keep judgment, and do in their tents, and Aaron the righteousness.

| saint of the LORD.

17 So the earth opened, and I unto him for righteousness, swallowed up Dathan, and among all posterities for ever covered the congregation of more. Abiram.

32 They angered him also 18 And the fire was kindled at the waters of strife, so that in their company; the flame he punished Moses for their burnt up the ungodly. ·

sakes; 19 They made a calf in 33 Because they provoked Horeb, and worshipped the his spirit, so that he spake molten image. .

; unadvisedly with his lips. 20 Thus they turned their 34 Neither destroyed they glory into the similitude of a the heathen, as the LORD com. calf that eateth hay.

manded them : 21 And they forgat God 35 But were mingled among their Saviour, who had done so the heathen, and learned their great things in Egypt; works. i

22 Wondrous works in the 36 Insomuch that they worland of Ham; and fearful things shipped their idols, which turned by the Red Sea.

to their own decay ; yea, they 23 So he said he would have offered their sons and their destroyed them, had not Moses daughters unto devils ; his chosen stood before him in 37 And shed innocent blood, the gap, to turn away his wrath- even the blood of their sons and ful indignation, lest he should of their daughters, whom they destroy them.

offered unto the idols of Canaan; 24 Yea, they thought scorn and the land was defiled with of that pleasant land, and gave blood. no credence unto his word; I 38 Thus were they stained

25 But murmured in their with their own works, and went tents, and hearkened not unto a whoring with their own inthe voice of the LORD.. ventions.

26 - Then lift he up his hand | 39 Therefore was the wrath against them, to overthrow of the LORD kindled against them in the wilderness; his people, insomuch that he

27 To cast out their seed abhorred his own inheritance. among the nations, and to 40 And he gave them over scatter them in the lands. into the hand of the heathen;

28 They joined themselves and they that hated them were unto Baal-peor, and ate the lords over them. offerings of the dead.

41 Their enemies oppressed 29. Thus they provoked him them, and had them in subjecto anger with their own inven- tion. . tions'; and the plague was great 42 Many a time did he deliver among them.

them ; but they rebelled against 30 Then stood up Phinees, him with their own inventions, and prayed ; and so the plague and were brought down in their ceased.

wickedness. 31 And that was counted! 43 Nevertheless, when he


saw their adversity, he heard | fore praise the LORD for his their complaint.

goodness; and declare the 44 He thought upon his wonders that he doeth for the covenant, and pitied tħem, ac-children of men! cording unto the multitude of 9 For he satisfieth the empty his mercies; yea, he made all soul, and filleth the hungry soul those that led them away cap- with goodness; tive to pity them,

10 Such as sit in darkness, 45 Deliver us, O LORD our and in the shadow of death, God, and gather us from among being fast bound in misery and the heathen ; that we may give iron ; thanks unto thy holy name, 11 Because they rebelled and make our boast of thy against the words of the LORD, praise.

and lightly regarded the counsel 46 Blessed be the LORD God of the Most Highest. of Israel, from everlasting, and 12 He also brought down world without end; and let all their heart through heaviness ; the people say, Amen,

they fell down, and there was none to help them.

13 So when they cried unto TWENTY-SECOND DAY.

the LORD in their trouble, he

delivered them out of their MORNING PRAYER.

distress. Psalm 107. Confitemini Domino. 14 For he brought them out

O GIVE thanks unto the of darkness, and out of the LORD ; for he is gracious, and shadow of death, and brake his mercy endureth for ever, their bonds in sunder.

2 Let them give thanks, 15. O that men would there, whom the LORD hath redeemed, fore praise the LORD for his and delivered from the hand of goodness; and declare the the enemy;

wonders that he doeth for the 3 And gathered them out of children of men! the lands, from the east, and 16 For he hath broken the from the west ; from the north, gates of brass, and smitten the and from the south.

bars of iron in sunder. • 4 They went astray in the 17 Foolish men are plagued wilderness out of the way, and for their offence, and because found no city to dwell in. of their wickedness.

5 Hungry and thirsty, their 18 Their soul abhorred al soul fainted in them. ,

manner of meat, and they wer · 6 So they cried unto the even hard at death's door. LORD in their trouble, and he 19 So when they cried unto delivered them from their dis- the LORD in their trouble, he tress.

| delivered them out of their 7 He led them forth by the distress. right way, that they might go 20 He sent his word, and to the city where they dwelt. healed them; and they were

8 O that men would there- saved from their destruction.


· 21 O that inen would there-l 34 A fruitful land maketh he fore praise the LORD for his barren, for the wickedness of goodness; and declare the them that dwell therein. wonders that he doeth for the 35 Again he maketh the wil. children of men !

derness a standing water, and 22 That they would offer water-springs of a dry ground. unto him the sacrifice of thanks- 36 And there he setteth the giving, and tell out his works hungry, that they may build with gladness!

them a city to dwell in ; · 23 They that go down to the 37 That they may sow their sea in ships, and occupy their land, and plant vineyards, to business in great waters; yield them fruits of increase.

24. These men see the works 38 He blesseth them, so that of the LORD, and his wonders they multiply exceedingly; and in the deep.

suffereth not their cattle to de25 For at his word the stormy crease. wind ariseth, which lifteth up 39 And again, when they the waves thereof.

are minished and brought low 26 They are carried up to the through oppression, through heaven, and down again to the any plague or trouble ; deep; their soul melteth away 40 Though he suffer them because of the trouble.

to be evil-entreated through 27 They reel to and fro, and tyrants, and let them wander stagger like a drunken man, out of the way in the wilderand are at their wit's end n ess;

28 So when they cry unto 41 Yet helpeth he the poor the LORD in their trouble, he out of misery, and maketh him delivereth them out of their households like a flock of sheep. distress.

| 42 The righteous will con29 For he maketh the stormsider this, and rejoice; and the to cease, so that the waves mouth of all wickedness shall thereof are still.

be stopped. 30 Then are they glad, be- 43 Whoso is wise, will poncause they are at rest; and so he der these things; and they shall bringeth them unto the haven understand the loving kindness where they would be

of the LORD. 31 O that men would therefore praise the LORD for his

EVENING PRAYER. , . goodness; and declare the won

| Psalm 108. Paratum cor meum. ders that he doeth for the child O GOD, my heart is ready, ren of men !

my heart is ready ; I will sing, : 32 That they would exalt and give praise with the best him also in the congregation of member that I have. the people, and praise him in 2 Awake, thou lute and the seat of the elders ! : harp; I myself will awake · 33 Who turneth the floods right early. into a wilderness, and drieth up 3 I will give thanks unto the water-springs.

I thee, O LORD,' among the people; I will sing praises unto my contrary part; but I give thee among the nations. myself unto prayer.

4 For thy mercy is greater 4 Thus have they rewarded than the heavens, and thy truth me evil for good, and hatred for reacheth unto the clouds. my good-will. .5 Set up thyself, O GOD, 5 Set thou an ungodly man above the heavens, and thy to be ruler over him, and let glory above all the earth. Satan stand at his right hand.

6 That thy beloved may be 6 When sentence is given delivered: let thy right hand upon him, let him be condemnsave them, and hear thou me. ed; and let his prayer be turned

7 God hath spoken in his into sin. holiness; I will rejoice theres 7 Let his days be few, and let fore, and divide Sichem, and another take his office. mete out the valley of Succoth. 8 Let his children be father.

8 Gilead is mine, and Ma- less, and his wife a widow. nasses is mine; Ephraim also 9 Let his children be vaga. is the strength of my head; bonds, and beg their bread; let

9 Juda is my law.giver ; them seek it also out of desolate Moab is my wash-pot; over places. Edom will I cast out my shoe; 10 Let the extortioner con. upon Philistia will I triumph. sume all that he hath; and let

10 Who will lead me into the stranger spoil his labour. the strong city ? and who will 11 Let there be no man to pity bring me into Edom?

him, nor to have compassion 11 Hast not thou forsaken upon his fatherless children. us, O GOD? and wilt not thou, 12 Let his posterity be O God, go forth with our hosts? | destroyed ; and in the next

12 O help us against the generation let his name be clean enemy : for vain is the help of put out. man.

13 Let the wickedness of his 13 Through God we shall do fathers be had in remembrance great acts ; and it is he that in the sight of the LORD, and shall tread down our enemies. let not the sin of his mother be

done away. · Psalm 109. Deus laudum. .

14 Let them alway be before HOLD not thy tongue, O the LORD, that he may root out God of my praise ; for the the memorial of them from off mouth of the ungodly, yea, the the earth; mouth of the deceitful is opened 15 And that, because his upon me,

mind was not to do good; but 2 And they have spoken persecuted the poor helpless against me with false tongues ; man, that he might slay him they compassed me about also that was vexed at the heart. with words of hatred, and fought 16 His delight was in cursing, against me without a cause and it shall happen unto him ;

3 For the love that I had he loved not blessing, therefore unto them, lo, they take now shall it be far from him

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