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3 Early in the morning do 11 Principes persecuti sunt. cry unto thee; for in thy word

PRINCES have persecuted

P is my trust. 4 Mine eyes prevent the

me without a cause; but my

| heart standeth in awe of thy night watches; that I might be

word. occupied in thy words. 5 Hear my voice, O LORD,

2 I am as glad of thy word,

| as one that findeth great spoils. according unto thy loving kind

na- 3 As for lies, I hate and ness ; quicken me according as

'8 as | abhor them ; but thy law do I thou art wont.

| love. 6 They draw nigh that of malice persecute me, and are

4 Seven times a-day do I

praise thee; because of thy far from thy law. 7 Be thou nigh at hand, o righteous judgments.

5 Great is the peace that they LORD; for all thy command

u have who love thy law; and ments are true.

they are not offended at it. 8 As concerning thy testimonies, I have known long since, lan

16 LORD, I have looked for that thou hast grounded them

thy saving health, and done

after thy commandments. . for ever.

My soul hath kept thy Vide humilitatem.. testimonies, and loved them O CONSIDER mine adver- e.

ne adver exceedingly. sity, and deliver me, for I do

8 I have kept thy commandnot forget thy law.

ments and testimonies; for all 2 Avenge thou my cause,

my ways are before thee. and deliver me; quicken me

Appropinquet deprecatio. according to thy word.

3 Health is far from the LET my complaint come ungodly; for they regard not before thee, O LORD; give me thy statutes.

understanding according to thy 4 Great is thy mercy, 0 word. LORD ; quicken me as thou art 2 Let my supplication come wont.

before thee ; deliver me ac5 Many there are that trouble cording to thy word. me, and persecute me; yet do I 3 My lips shall speak of thy not swerve from thy testimonies.. praise, when thou hast taught

6 It grieveth me when I see me thy statutes. the transgressors; because they 4 Yea, my tongue shall sing keep not thy law.

of thy word; for all thy comÝ Consider, O LORD, how I mandments are righteous. love thy commandments ; 0 5 Let thine hand help me ; quicken me according to thy for I have chosen thy comloving kindness.

mandments. 8 Thy word is true from 6 I have longed for thy saving everlasting; all the judgments health, O Lord; and in thy law of thy righteousness endure for is my delight. evermore.

7 O let my soul live, and it


shall praise thee; and thy 5 The Lord himself is thy judgments shall help me. keeper; the LORD is thy defence

8 I have gone astray like a upon thy right hand; sheep that is lost; O seek thy 6 So that the sun shall not servant, for I do not forget thy burn thee by day, neither the commandments.

moon by night.

7. The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil; yea, it is

even he that shall keep thy TWENTY-SEVENTH DAY.'


8 The Lord shall preserve Psalm 120. Ad Dominum. thy going out and thy coming

lin, from this time forth for WHEN I was in trouble, I

evermore. called upon the LORD, and he heard mc.

Psalm 122. Lætatus sum. 2 Deliver my soul, O LORD, I WAS glad when they said from lying lips, and from al unto me. We will go into the deceitful tongue.

house of the LORD. 3 What reward shall bel"

be 2 Our feet shall stand in thy given or done unto thee, thou

gates, O Jerusalem. false tongue ? even mighty and]° 3 Jerusalem is built as a city sharp arrows, with hot burning that is at unity in itself. coals.

14 For thither the tribes go · 4 Wo is me, that I am con-up, even the tribes of the LORD, strained to dwell with Mesech, to testify unto Israel. to give and to have my habitation in

on thanks unto the name of the among the tents of Kedar!

LORD. 5 My soul hath long dwelt 5 For there is the seat of among them that are enemies ind

nies | judgment, even the seat of the unto peace.

house of David. 6 i labour for peace but 6 O pray for the peace of when I speak unto them thereof,

Jerusalem ; they shall prosper they make them ready to battle.

that love thee. Psalm 121. Levavi oculos meos.

7 Peace be within thy walls,

and plenteousness within thy I WILL lift up mine eyes palaces. unto the hills, from whence 8 For my brethren and comcometh my help.

| panions' sakes, I will wish thee 2 My help cometh even from prosperity. the Lord, who hath made hea- 9 Yea, because of the house ven and earth.

of the Lord our God, I will 3 He will not suffer thy foot seek to do thee good. to be moved; and he that keep- Deur eth thee will not sleep.

P | Psalm 123. Ad te levavi oculos meos. 4 Behold, he that keepeth UNTO thee lift I up mine Israel shall neither slumber nor eyes, O thou that dwellest in sleep.

i the heavens.

2 Behold, even as the eyes | LORD round about his people, of servants look unto the hand from this time forth for everof their masters, and as the eyes more. of a maiden unto the hand of 3 For the rod of the ungodly her mistress, even só our eyes cometh not unto the lot of the wait upon the LORD our God, righteous; lest the righteous until he have mercy upon us. put their hand unto wickedness.

3 Have mercy upon us, o 4 Do well, () LORD, unto LORD, have mercy upon us; for those that are good and true of we are utterly despised.

heart, 4 Our soul is filled with the 5 As for such as turn back scornful reproof of the wealthy, unto their own wickedness, the and with the despitefulness of LORD shall lead them forth with the proud.

the evil doers; but peace shall Psalm 124. Nisi quia Dominus, be upon Israel.

IF the Lord himself had not EVENING PRAYER. been on our side, now may

Psalm 126. In convertendo. Israel say; if the Lord himself|

WHEN the LORD turned had not been on our side, when

again the captivity of Sion, then men rose up against us; 2 They had swallowed us dream.

j were we like unto them that up quick; when they were sol

2 Then was our mouth filled wrathfully displeased at us.

with laughter, and our tongue 3 Yea, the waters had

with joy. drowned us, and the stream

3 Then said they among the had gone over our soul. 4 The deep waters of the

heathen, the Lord hath done

great things for them. proud had gone even over our soul.

4 Yea, the LORD hath done 5 But praised be the LORD,

great things for us already ;

whereof we rejoice. who hath not given us over for

5 Turn our captivity,O LORD, a prey unto their teeth.

as the rivers in the south. 6 Our soul is escaped even

6 They that sow in tears, as a bird out of the snare of the

shall reap in joy. fowler ; the snare is broken,

17 He that now goeth on his and we are delivered. 7 Our help standeth in the

way weeping, and beareth forth

good seed, shall doubtless come name of the LORD, who hath |

again with joy, and bring his made heaven and earth.

| sheaves with him. Psalm 125. Qui confidunt, THEY that put their trust |

Psalm 127. Nisi Dominus. in the LORD shall be even as EXCEPT the Lord build the mount Sion, which may not the house, their labour is but be removed, but standeth fast lost that build it. for ever.

1 2 Except the LORD keep the 2 The hills stand about Je- city, the watchman waketh but rusalem ; even so standeth thel in vain.

3 It is but lost labour that yel 3 The plowers plowed upon haste to rise up early, and so my back, and made long furlate take rest, and eat the bread rows; of carefulness; for so he giveth 4 But the righteous LORD his beloved sleep.

hath hewn the snares of the 4 Lo, children and the fruit ungodly in pieces. of the womb, are an heritage 5 Let them be confounded and gift that cometh of the and turned backward, as many LORD.

as have evil will at Sion. 5 Like as the arrows in the 6 Let them be even as the hand of the giant, even so are grass growing upon the housethe young children.

tops, which withereth afore it 6 Happy is the man that hath be plucked up; his quiver full of them; they 7 Whereof the mower filleth shall not be ashamed when they not his hand, neither he that speak with their enemies in the bindeth up the sheaves his gate.


8 So that they who go by Psalm 128. Beati omnes.

say not so much as, The LORD BLESSED are all they that prosper you, we wish you good fear the LORD, and walk in his luck in the name of the LORD. ways. 2 For thou shalt eat the

el Psalm 130. De profundis. labour of thine hands : 0 well | OUT of the deep have I is thee, and happy shalt thou be! called unto thee, O LORD;

3 Thy wife shall be as the LORD, hear my voice. fruitful vine upon the walls of 2 O let thine ears consider thine house.

well the voice of my complaint 4 Thy children like the olive 3 If thou, LORD, wilt be branches, round about thy table. extreme to mark what is done

5 Lo, thus shall the man be amiss, O LORD, who may abide blessed that feareth the Lord. lit ?

6 The Lord from out of Sion 4 For there is mercy with shall so bless thee, that thou thee; therefore shalt thou be shalt see Jerusalem in pros-feared. perity all thy life long;

5 I look for the LORD ; my 7 Yea, that thou shalt see soul doth wait for him ; in his thy children's children, and word is my trust. peace upon Israel.

6 My soul fleeth unto the

LORD before the morning Psalm 129. Sæpe expugnaverunt.

watch; I say, before the mornMANY a time have they ing watch. fought against me from my 70 Israel, trust in the LORD; youth up, may Israel now say ; for with the LORD there is

2 Yea, many a time have they mercy, and with him is plenvexed me from my youth up ; teous redemption. but they have not prevailed 8 And he shall redeem Israel against me.

from all his sins.


Psalm 131. Domine, non est. sake, turn not away the presence LORD, I am not high-mind- of thine anointed. ed; I have no proud looks. L 11 The LORD hath made a

2. I do not exercise myself faithful oath unto David, and he in great matters which are too shall not shrink from it; high for me;

| 12 Of the fruit of thy body 3 But I refrain my soul, and shall I set upon thy seat. keep it low, like as a child that! 13 If thy children will keep is weaned from his mother :my covenant, and my testimoyea, my soul is even as a weaned nies that I shall learn them; child.

their children also shall sit upon 4 O Israel, trust in the LORD, I thy seat for evermore. from this time forth for ever- 14 For the LORD hath chosen more.

Sion to be an habitation for himself: he hath longed for her.

15 This shall be my rest for TWENTY-EIGHTH DAY.

ever: here will į dwell, for I MORNING PRAYER.

have a delight therein, Psa_m 132. Memento, Domine.

16 I will bless her victuals LORD, remember David, and with increase, and will satisfy all his trouble.

| her poor with bread. 2 How he sware unto the 17 I will deck her priests LORD, and vowed a vow unto with health, and her saints shall the Almighty God of Jacob : rejoice and sing.

3 I will not come within the 18 There shall I make the tabernacle of mine house, nor horn of David to flourish: I climb up into my bed;

have ordained a lantern for 4 I will not suffer mine eyes mine anointed. to sleep, nor mine eyelids to 19 As for his enemies, I shall slumber; neither the temples clothe them with shame; but of my head to take any rest; upon himself shall his crown

5 Until I find out a place for flourish. the temple of the LORD; an habitation for the mighty GOD PAT

Psalm 133. Ecce quam bonum. of Jacob.

BEHOLD, how good and 6 Lo, we heard of the same joyful a thing it is, brethren, to at Ephrata, and found it in the dwell together in unity. wood.

2 It is like the precious oint7 We will go into his taber-ment upon the head, that ran nacle, and fall low on our knees down unto the beard, even before his footstool.

unto Aaron's beard, and went 8 Arise, O LORD, into thy down to the skirts of his resting-place; thou, and the ark clothing. of thy strength,

| 3 Like as the dew of Hermon, 9 Let thy priests, be clothed which fell upon the hill of Sion. with righteousness; and let thy 4 For there the LORD prosaints sing with joyfulness. mised his blessing, and life for

10 For thy servant David's levermore.

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