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6 Thine indignation lieth 17 They came round about hard upon me, and thou hast me daily like water, and comvexed me with all thy storms. passed me together on every

7 Thou hast put away mine side. acquaintance far from me, 18 My lovers and friends and made me to be abhorred hast thou put away from me, of them.

and hid mine acquaintance 8 I am so fast in prison, out of my sight. that I cannot get forth.

EVENING PRAYER. 9 My fight faileth for very trouble'; Lord, I have called Psalm lxxxix. Misericordias daily upon thee, I have

Domini. stretched forth my hands un Y song shall be alway of to thee.

the loving-kindness of 10 Dost thou how won- the Lord; with my mouth will ders among the dead? or shall I ever be showing thy truth, the dead rise up again and from one generation to anopraise thee?

ther. 11 Shall thy loving-kind 2 For I have said, Mercy ness be showed in the grave ? shall be set up for ever, thy or thy faithfulness in deftruc- truth Thalt thou stablish in tion ?

the heavens. 12 Shall thy wondrous 3 I have made a covenant works be known in the dark? with my chosen; I have sworn and thy righteousness in the unto David my servant. land where all things are for 4 Thy feed will I ftablish for gotten ?

ever, and set up thy throne from 13 Unto thee have I cried, one generation to another. O Lord; and early shall my 5 O Lord, the very heaprayer come before thee.

vens shall praise thy wondrous 14 Lord, why abhorrest works; and thy truth in the thou my soul, and hidest thou congregation of the saints. thy face from me ?

6 For who is he among 15 I am in misery, and like the clouds, that ihall be comunto him that is at the point pared unto the Lord ? to die ; even from my youth 7 And what is he among up, thy terrors have I suffered the gods, that shall be like with a troubled mind.

unto the Lord ? 16 Thy wrathful displea 8 God is very greatly to be sure goeth over me, and the feared in the council of the fear of thee hath undone me. saints, and to be had in re

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verence of all them that are 19 For the Lord is our deround about him.

fence; the Holy One of Israel 9 O Lord God of hosts, is our King. who is like unto thee? thy 20 Thou spakest sometime truth, most mighty Lord, is in visions unto thy faints, and on every fide.

laidst, I have laid help upon 10 Thou ruleft the raging one that is mighty, I have of the fea; thou stillett the exalted one cholen out of the waves thereof when they arise. people.

u Thou bast subdued E 21 I have found David my gypt, and destroyed it ; thou servant; with my holy oil haft scattered thine enemies have I anointed him. abroad with thy mighty arm.

22 My hand shall hold him 12 The heavens are thine, fast, and my arm shall strengththe earth also is thine; thou en him. hast laid the foundation of 23 The enemy shall not the round world, and all that be able to do him violence; therein is.

the son of wickedness thall 13 Thou hast made the not hurt him. north and the south ; Tabor 24 I will smite down his and Hermon shall rejoice in foes before his face, and plague thy Name.

them that hate bim. 14 - Thou hast a mighty 25 My truth also and my arm; strong is thy hand, and mercy shall be with him; and high is thy right hand.

in my Name shall his horn be 15 Righteousnefs and equi- exalted. ty are the habitation of thy 26 I will fet his dominion seat; mercy and truth shall also in the sea, and his right go before thy face.

hand in the floods. 16 Blefied is the people, 27. He shall call me, Thou O Lord, that can rejoice in art my Father, my God, and thee; they shall walk in the my strong falvation. light of thy countenance. 28 And I will make him

17 Their delight Thall be my first-born, higher than daily in thy Name; and in the kings of the earth. thy righteousness, shall they

29. My mercy will I keep make their boast.

for him for evermore, and my 18 For thou art the glory covenant shall stand fast with of their strength, and in thy him. loving-hindnels thou shalt lift 30 His feed also will I up our horns :

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his throne as the days of hea- the edge of his sword, and

givest him not victory in the 31 But if his children for battle. fake my law, and walk not in 43 Thou haft put out his my judgments;

glory, and cast his throne 32 If they break my sta- down to the ground. tutes, and keep not my com 44 The days of his youth mandments; I will visit their haft thou shortened, and cooffences with the rod, and vered him with dishonour. their sin with fcourges.

45 Lord, how long wilt thou 33 Nevertheless, my lov- hide thyself? for ever? and ing-kindness will I not utterly shall thy wrath burn like fire ? take from him, nor suffer my 46 O remember how short truth to fail.

my time is ; wherefore haft 34 My covenant will I not thou made all men for nought? break, nor alter the thing that 47 What man is he that is gone out of my lips: I have liveth, and shall not see death ? sworn once by my holiness, and shall be deliver his soul that I will not fail David. from the hand of hell?

35 His feed shall endure 48 Lord, where are thy old for ever, and his seat is like. loving-kindnesses, which thou as the sun before me. swarest unto David in thy

36 He shall stand fast for truth? evermore as the moon, and as 49 Remember, Lord, the the faithful witness in heaven. rebuke that thy fervants have,

37. But thou hast abhorred and how I do bear in my boand forsaken thine Anointed, fom the rebukes of many and art displeased at him. people ;

38 Thou hast broken the 50 Wherewith thine enecovenant of thy servant, and mies have blafphemed thee, cast his crown to the ground. and flandered the footsteps of

39 Thou haft overthrown thine Anointed : Praised be all his hedges, and broken the Lord for evermore. Amen, down his strong holds. and Amen.

40 All they that go by spoil him, and he is become a re

The Eighteenth Day. proach to his neighbours. MORNING PRAYER. 41 Thou hast set

up the right Psalm xc. Domine, refugium. hand of his enemies, and made ORD, thou haft been our all his adversaries to rejoice. 42 Thou hast taken away ration to another.

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2 Before the mountains power of thy wrath ? for even were brought forth, or ever thereafter as a man feareth, so the earth and the world were is thy displeasure. macle, thou art God from ever 12 So teach us to number lasting, and world without end. our days, that we may apply

3 Thou turneft man to de- our hearts unto wisdom. struction ; again thou sayeft, 13 Turn thee again, O Come again, ye children of Lord, at the last, and be gra

cious unto thy servants. 4. For a thousand years in 14 O satisfy us with thy thy fight are but as yesterday, mercy, and that soon : fo seeing that is past as a watch thall we rejoice and be glad in the night.

all the days of our life. 5 As soon as thou scatterest 15 Comfort us again now them, they are even as a sleep, after the time that thou haft and fade away suddenly like plagued us ; and for the years the grass.

wherein we have suffered ad6 In the morning it is green, versity. and groweth up; but in the 16 Show thy servants thy evening it is cut down, dried work, and their children thy up, and withered.

glory. 7 For we consume away in 17 And the glorious Mathy displeasure, and are afraid jesty of the Lord our God be at thy wrathful indignation. upon us : prosper thou the

8 Thou hast set our mis- work of our hands upon us ; deeds before thee, and our prosper thou our handysecret sins in the light of thy work. countenance. For when thou art angry,

Psalm xci. Qui habitat. 9 all our days are gone ; we HOSO dwelleth under bring our years to an end, as

the defence of the it were a tale that is told. Most High, shall abide under

10 The days of our age are the shadow of the Almighty. threescore years and ten; and 2 I will say unto the Lord, though men be so strong that Thou art my hope and my they come to fourscore years, strong hold, my God, in him yet is their strength then but will I trust. labour and sorrow; so soon 3 For he shall deliver thee pafseth it away, and we are from the snare of the hunter, gone.

and from the noisome pesti11 But who regardeth the lence.



4 He shall defend thee un 15 He shall call upon me, der his wings, and thou shalt and I will hear him; yea, I be safe under his feathers; his, am with him in trouble; I faithfulness and truth shall be will deliver him, and bring thy shield and buckler. him to honour.

5 Thou shalt not be afraid for 16 With long life will I any terror by night, nor for the fatisfy him, and show him arrow that flieth by day;

my salvation. 6 For the peftilence that walketh in darkness, nor for Psalm xcii. Bonum eft confiteri. the sickness that destroyeth T is a good thing to give in the noon-day.

thanks unto the Lord, and. 7

A thousand shall fall be. to sing praises unto thy Name, side thee, and ten thousand at O Most Highest ; thy right hand; but it shall 2 To tell of thy lovingnot come nigh thee. kindness early in the morning

8 Yea, with thine eyes shalt and of thy truth in the night thou behold, and see the re- season ; ward of the ungodly.

3 Upon an instrument of 9 For thou, Lord, art my ten strings, and upon the lute; hope ; thou hast set thine upon a loud instrument, and house of defence very high. upon the harp :

10 There shall no evil hap 4 For thou, Lord, hast pen unto thee, neither shall made me glad through thy any plague come nigh thy works; and I will rejoice in dwelling;

giving praise for the operations 11 For he shall give his an- of thy hands. gels charge over thee, to keep 5

O Lord, how glorious are thee in all thy ways.

thy works; thy thoughts are 12 They thall bear thee in very deep. their hands, that thou hurt 6 An unwise man doth not not thy foot against a stone. well consider this, and a fool

13 Thou ihalt go upon the doth not understand it. lion and adder; the young

7 When the ungodly are lion and the dragon shalt green as the grass, and when thou tread under thy feet. all the workers of wickedness

14. Because he hath set his do flourish, then shall they be love upon me, therefore will I destroyed for ever; but thou, deliver him ; I will set him Lord, art the Most Highest up, because he hath known for evermore.

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