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again : and stablish me with thy free

Minister. Let us pray. Spirit. Then shall I teach thy ways unto the LORD, we beseech thee, mercifully

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who confess their sins unto thee; that Delivero me from blood-guiltiness, O they, whose consciences by sin are acGod, thou that art the God of my health : cused, by thy merciful pardon may be and my tongue shall sing of thy right- absolved; through Christ our Lord. eousness.

Amen. Thou shalt open my lips, O Lord : and my mouth shall shew thy praise.

MOST mighty God, and merciful 0

Father, who hast compassion upon For thou desirest no sacrifice, else all men, and hatest nothing that thou would I give it thee : but thou delight-hast made; who wouldest not the death est not in burnt-offerings.

of a sinner, but that he should rather The sacrifice of God is a troubled spi-turn from his sin, and be saved; Merci. rit : a broken and contrite heart, O God, fully forgive us our trespasses ; receive shalt thou not despise.

and comfort us, who are grieved and o be favourable and gracious unto wearied with the burden of our sins. Sion : build thou the walls of Jeru. Thy property is always to have mercy ; salem,

to thee only it appertaineth to forgive Then shalt thou be pleased with the sins. Spare us therefore, good Lord, sacrifice of righteousness, with the burnt- spare thy people, whom thou hast reofferings and oblations : then shall they deemed; enter not into judgement with offer young bullocks upon thine altar.

thy servants, who are vile earth, and Glory be to the Father, and to the miserable sinners; but so turn thine anSon : and to the Holy Ghost;

ger from us, who meekly acknowledge Answer. As it was in the beginning, our vileness, and truly repent us of our is now, and ever shall be : world without faults, and so make haste to help us in end. Amen.

this world, that we may ever live with Lord, have mercy upon us.

thee in the world to come; through Je Christ, have mercy upon us. sus Christ our Lord, Amen. Lord, have mercy upon us.

Then shall the people say this that followeth, 09 UR Father, which art in heaven,

after the Minister. Hallowed be thy Name. Thy king. dom come. Thy will be done

in earth, TURN thou us, o good Lord, and so

shall we be turned. Be favourable, As it is in heaven. Give us this day o Lord, Be favourable to thy people, our daily bread. And forgive us our Who turn to thee in weeping, fasting, trespasses, As we forgive them that tres and praying. For thou art a merciful pass against us. And lead us not into God, Full of compassion, Long-suffertemptation ; But deliver us from evil.

ing, and of great pity. Thou sparest Amen. Minister. O Lord, save thy servants ; thy wrath thinkest upon mercy. Spare

when we deserve punishment, And in Answer. That put their trust in thee. thy people good Lord, spare them, And

Minister. Send unto them help from let not thine heritage be brought to con. above. Answer. And evermore mightily de- fusion. Hear us, O Lord, for thy mercy

is great, And after the multitude of fend them. Minister. Help us, o God our Sathy mercies look upon us ; Through

the merits and mediation of thy blessed viour.

Answer. And for the glory of thy Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Name deliver us; be merciful to us

Then the Minister alone shall say, sinners, for thy Name's sake.

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HE Lord bless us, and keep us; the Minister. O Lord, hear our prayer.

Lord lift up the light of his counteAnswer. And let our cry come unto nance upon us, and give us peace, now thee.

and for evermore. Amen.

THE

PSALMS OF DAVID.

THE FIRST DAY.

Morning Prayer.

PSALM I. Beatus vir, qui non abiit &c. BLESSED is the man that hath not walked in

the counsel of the ungodly, nor stood in the way of sinners ; and hath not sat in the seat of the scornful.

2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord : and in his law will he exercise himself day and night.

3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the waterside : that will bring forth his fruit in due season.

4 His leaf also shall not wither : and look, whatsoever he doeth, it shall

prosper. 5 As for the ungodly, it is not so with them : but they are like the chaff, which the wind scattereth away from the face of the earth.

6 Therefore the ungodly shall not be able to stand in the judgement : neither the sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

7 But the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous : and the way of the ungodly shall perish.

PSALM II. Quare fremuerunt gentes ? WHY do the heathen so furiously rage together :

and why do the people imagine a vain thing? 2 The kings of the earth stand up, and the rulers take counsel together : against the Lord, and against his Anointed.

3 Let us break their bonds asunder : and cast away their cords from us.

4 He that dwelleth in heaven shall laugh them to scorn : the Lord shall have them in derision.

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5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath : and vex them in his sore displeasure.

6 Yet have I set my King : upon my holy hill of Sion.

7 I will preach the law, whereof the Lord hath said unto me : Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee.

8 Desire of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance : and the utmost parts of the earth for thy possession.

9 Thou shalt bruise them with a rod of iron : and break them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.

10 Be wise now therefore, 0 ye kings : be learned, ye that are judges of the earth.

11 Serve the Lord in fear : and rejoice unto him with reverence.

12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and so ye perish from the right way : if his wrath be kindled, (yea, but a little,) blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

PSALM III. Domine, quid multiplicati ?
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ORD, how are they increased that trouble me :

many are they that rise against me.
2 Many one there be that say of my soul : There
is no help for him in his God.

3 But thou, O Lord, art my defender : thou art my worship, and the lifter up of my head.

4 I did call upon the Lord with my voice : and he heard me out of his holy hill.

5 I laid me down and slept, and rose up again : for the Lord sustained me.

6 I will not be afraid for ten thousands of the people : that have set themselves against me round about.

7 Up, Lord, and help me, O my God : for thou smitest all mine enemies upon the cheek-bone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly.

8 Salvation belongeth unto the Lord : and thy blessing is upon thy people.

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PSALM IV. Cum invocarem. HEAT

EAR me when I call, O God of my righteous

ness : thou hast set me at liberty when I was in trouble; have mercy upon me, and hearken unto my prayer.

2 0 ye sons of men, how long will ye blaspheme mine honour : and have such pleasure in vanity, and seek after leasing?

3 Know this also, that the Lord hath chosen to himself the man that is godly : when I call upon

the Lord, he will hear me.

4 Stand in awe, and sin not : commune with your own heart, and in your chamber, and be still.

5 Offer the sacrifice of righteousness : and put your trust in the Lord.

6 There be many that say : Who will shew us any good ?

7 Lord, lift thou up : the light of thy countenance upon us.

8 Thou hast put gladness in my heart : since the time that their corn, and wine, and oil, increased.

9 I will lay me down in peace, and take my rest : for it is thou, Lord, only, that makest me dwell in safety.

PSALM V. Verba mea auribus. PONDER my words, O Lord : consider my me

20 hearken thou unto the voice of my calling, my King, and my God : for unto thee will I make my prayer.

3 My voice shalt thou hear betimes, O Lord : early in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.

4 For thou art the God that hast no pleasure in wickedness : neither shall any evil dwell with thee.

5 Such as be foolish shall not stand in thy sight : for thou hatest all them that work vanity.

6 Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing : the

Lord will abhor both the blood-thirsty and deceitful

man.

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7 But as for me, I will come into thine house, even upon the multitude of thy mercy : and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.

8 Lead me, O Lord, in thy righteousness, because of mine enemies : make thy way plain before my

face. 9 For there is no faithfulness in his mouth : their inward parts are very wickedness.

10 Their throat is an open sepulchre : they flatter with their tongue.

11 Destroy thou them, O God; let them perish through their own imaginations : cast them out in the multitude of their ungodliness ; for they have rebelled against thee.

12 And let all them that put their trust in thee rejoice : they shall ever be giving of thanks, because thou defendest them; they that love thy Name shall be joyful in thee;

13 For thou, Lord, wilt give thy blessing unto the righteous : and with thy favourable kindness wilt thou defend him as with a shield.

Evening Prayer.

PSALM VI. Domine, ne in furore. O Lord, rebuke me not in thine indignation : nei

ther chasten me in thy displeasure. 2 Have mercy upon me, O Lord, for I am weak : O Lord, heal me, for my bones are vexed.

3 My soul also is sore troubled : but, Lord, how long wilt thou punish me?

4 Turn thee, O Lord, and deliver my soul : 0 save me for thy mercy's sake.

5 For in death no man remembereth thee : and who will give thee thanks in the pit ?

6 I am weary of my groaning; every night wash I my bed : and water my couch with my tears.

7 My beauty is gone for very trouble : and worn away because of all

mine enemies.

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