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SELECTION III. abundant kindness shall be showed, and men shall sing of From Psalm 51. Miserere mei, Dcus. thy righteousness.

HAVE mercy upon me, O The Lord is gracious and God, after thy great goodness ; merciful; long-suffering, and according to the multitude of of great goodness.

thy mercies, do away mine The LORD is loving unto offences. every man, and his mercy is Wash me thoroughly from over all his works.

my wickedness, and cleanse me All thy works praise thee, O from my sin : LORD ; and thy saints give For I acknowledge my faults, thanks unto thee.

and my sin is ever before me. They show the glory of thy Against thee only have I kingdom, and talk of thy power; sinned, and done this evil in

That thy power, thy glory, thy sight, that thou mightest be and mightiness of thy kingdom, justified in thy saying, and clear might be known unto men. when thou art judged.

Thy kingdom is an everlast- Behold, I was shapen in ing kingdom, and thy dominion wickedness, and in sin hath my endureth throughout all ages. mother conceived me.

The LORD upholdeth all such But lo, thou requirest truth as fall, and lifteth up all those in the inward parts, and shalt who are down.

make me to understand wisdom The eyes of all wait upon secretly. thee, O LORD, and thou givest Thou shalt purge me with them their meat in due season. hyssop, and I shall be clean;

Thou openest thine hand, and thou shalt wash me, and I shall fillest all things living with be whiter than snow. plenteousness.

Thou shalt make me hear of The Lord is righteous in all joy and gladness, that the bones his ways, and holy in all his which thou hast broken may works.

rejoice. The LORD is nigh unto all Turn thy face from my sins, them that call upon him ; yea, and put out all my misdeeds. all such as call upon him faith- Make me a clean heart, O fully.

God, and renew a right spirit He will fulfil the desire of within me. those who fear him; he also Cast me not away from thy will hear their cry, and will help presence, and take not thy them.

holy Spirit from me. The LORD preserveth all O give me the comfort of thy those who love him ; but scat- help again, and stablish tereth abroad all the ungodly. with thy free Spirit.

My mouth shall speak the Then shall I teach thy ways praise of the LORD: and let all unto the wicked, and sinners flesh give thanks unto his holy shall be converted unto thee. name for ever and ever.

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guiltiness, O God, thou that art I will say unto the God of the God of my health ; and my my strength, Why hast thou tongue shall sing of thy right- forgotten me? why go I thus

heavily, while

the enemy Thou shalt open my lips, 0 oppresseth me ? Lord, and my mouth shall show Namely, while they say daily Tny praise.

unto me, Where is now thy For thou desirest no sacrifice, God? else would I give it thee; but Why art thou so vexed, O thou delightest not in burnt- my soul ? and why art thou so offerings.

disquieted within me ? The sacrifice of God, is a O put thy trust in God;

for troubled spirit: a broken and I will yet thank him, who is the contrite heart, O God, shalt help of my countenance and my thou not despise.

God. From Psalm 42. Quemadmodum.

SELECTION IV. LIKE as the hart desireth the water-brooks, so longeth

PSALM 37. Noli æmuları. my soul after thee, O God.

FRET not thyself because My soul is athirst for God, of the ungodly; neither be thou yea, even for the living God: envious against the evil doers : when shall I come to appear For they shall soon be cut before the presence of God? down like the grass, and be

My tears have been my meat withered even day and night; while they daily herb. say unto me, Where is now thy Put thou thy trust in the God ?

LORD, and be doing good; Now when I think thereupon, dwell in the land, and verily I

pour out my heart by myself; thou shalt be fed. for I went with the multitude, Delight thou in the LORD, and brought them forth into the and he shall give thee thy house of God,

heart's desire. In the voice of praise and Commit thy way unto the thanksgiving, among such as LORD, and put thy trust in him, keep holyday.

and he shall bring it to pass. Why art thou so full of He shall make thy righteousheaviness, O my soul ? and why ness as clear as the light ; and art thou so disquieted within thy just dealing as the noonme ?

day. Put thy trust in God; for I Hold thee still in the LORD, will yet give him thanks for and abide patiently upon him; the help of his countenance. but grieve not thyself at him

The Lord hath granted his whose way doth prosper, against loving-kindness in the day-time; the man that docth after evil and in the night-season did I counsels. sing of him, and made my Leave off from wrath, and prayer unto the God of my life. let go displeasure ; fret not


the green thyself, else shalt thou be moved payeth not again; but the rightto do evil.

eous is merciful and liberal. Wicked doers shall be rooted Such as are blessed of God, out; and they that patiently shall possess the land ; and they abide the Lord, those shall that are cursed of him, shall be inherit the land.

rooted out. Yet a little while, and the The LORD ordereth a good ungodly shall be clean gone; man's going, and maketh his hou shalt look after his place, ways acceptable to himself. and he shall be away.

Though he fall, he shall not But the meek-spirited shall be cast away; for the LORD possess the earth, and shall be upholdeth him with his hand. refreshed in the multitude of I have been young, and now peace.

am old, and yet saw I never the The ungodly seeketh counsel righteous forsaken, nor his seed against the just, and gnasheth begging their bread. upon him with his teeth.

The righteous is ever merciThe LORD shall laugh him to ful, and lendeth ; and his seed scorn ;

for he hath seen that is blessed. his day is coming.

Flee from evil, and do the The ungodly have drawn out thing that is good, and dwell the sword, and have bent their for evermore. bow, to cast down the poor and For the LORD loveth the needy, and to slay such as are thing that is right; he forsaketh of a right conversation. not his that be godly, but they

Their sword shall go through are preserved for ever. their own heart, and their bow The unrighteous shall be shall be broken.

punished ; as for the seed of A small thing that the right- the ungodly, it shall be rooted eous hath, is better than great out. riches of the ungodly ;

The righteous shall inherit For the arms of the ungodly the land, and dwell therein for shall be broken, and the LORD ever. upholdeth the righteous.

The mouth of the righteous The LORD knoweth the days is exercised in wisdom, and of the godly; and their inherit- his tongue will be talking of ance shall endure for ever. judgment.

They shall not be confounded The law of his God is in his in the perilous time; and in the heart, and his goings shall not days of dearth they shall have slide. enough.

The ungodly seeth the rightAs for the, ungodly, they cous, and seeketh occasion to shall perish, and the enemies slay him. of the LORD shall consume as The LORD will not leave him the fat of lambs; yea, even as in his hand, nor condemn him the smoke shall they consume when he is judged. away.

Hope thou in the LORD, and The ungodly borroweth, and keep his way, and he shall

promote thee, that thou shalt | and look, whatsoever he doeth, possess the land : when the it shall prosper. ungodly shall perish, thou shalt As for the ungodly, it is not see it.

so with them, but they are like' I myself have seen the un- the chaff which the wind scatgodly in great power, and tereth away from the face of flourishing like a green bay- the earth. tree.

Therefore the ungodly shall I went by, and lo, he was not be able to stand in the gone : I sought him, but his judgment, neither the sinners place could nowhere be found. in the congregation of the

Keep innocency, and take righteous. heed unto the thing that is right; But the LORD knoweth the for that shall bring a man peace way of the righteous ; and the at the last.

way of the ungodly shall perish. As for the transgressors, they shall perish together : and the

PSALM 15. Domine, quis habitabit? end of the ungodly is, they shall LORD, who shall dwell in be rooted out at the last. thy tabernacle? or who shall

But the salvation of the rest upon thy holy hill ? righteous cometh of the Lord, Even he that leadeth an un who is also their strength in corrupt life, and doeth the thing the time of trouble.

which is right, and speaketh the And the LORD shall stand by truth from his heart: them, and save them; he shall He that hath used no deceit deliver them from the ungodly, in his tongue, nor done evil to and shall save them, because his neighbour, and hath not they put their trust in him. slandered his neighbour:

He that setteth not by himself,

but is lowly in his own cyes, SELECTION V.

and maketh much of them that

fear the LORD : Psalm 1. Beatus dir, qui non abiit.

He that sweareth unto his BLESSED is the man that neighbour, and disappointeth hath not walked in the counsel him not, though it were to his of the ungodly, nor stood in own hindrance : the way of sinners, and hath He that hath not given his not sat in the seat of the money upon usury, nor taken scornful :

reward against the innocent: But his delight is in the law Whoso doeth these things, of the LORD ; and in his law shall never fall. will he exercise himself day

PSALM 91. Qui habitat. and night.

And he shall be like a tree WHOSO dwelleth under the planted by the water-side, that defence of the Most High, shall will bring forth his fruit in due abide under the shadow of the

Almighty. His leaf also shall not wither; I will say unto the LORD,


Thou art my hope, and my him in trouble; I will deliver strong hold ; my God, in him him, and bring him to honour. will I trust.

With long life will I satisfy For he shall deliver thee from him, and show him my salvation the snare of the hunter, and from the noisome pestilence.

SELECTION VI. He shall defend thee under

FROM PSALM 32. Bcati, quorum. his wings, and thou shalt be

BLESSED is he whose safe under his feathers ; his

unrighteousness is forgiven, faithfulness and truth shall be

and whose sin is covered. thy shield and buckler.

Blessed is the man unto whom Thou shalt not be afraid for any terror by night, nor for the the Lord imputeth no sin, and

in whose spirit there is no guile. arrow that flieth by day;

I will acknowledge my sin For the pestilence that walk

unto thee; and mine unright eth in darkness, nor for the

eousness have I not hid. sickness that destroyeth in the

I said, I will confess my sins noon-day.

unto the LORD; and so thou A thousand shall fall beside thee, and ten thousand at thy forgavest the wickedness of

my ,

sin. right hand; but it shall not

For this shall every one that come nigh thee. Yea, with thine eyes


is godly make his prayer unto thou behold, and see the reward thee, in a time when thou of the ungodly.

mayest be found; but in the For thou, Lord, art my hope; great water floods they shall thou hast set thine house of

not come nigh him. defence very high.

Thou art a place to hide There shall no evil happen

me in;

thou shalt preserve unto thee, neither shall

me from trouble ; thou shalt

any plague come nigh thy dwelling. compass me about with songs

of deliverance. For he shall give his angels

I will inform thee, and teach charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

thee in the way wherein thou

shalt They shall bear thee in their go; and I will guide thee

with mine eye. hands; that thou hurt not thy foot against a stone.

Great plagues remain for the Thou shalt go upon the lion ungodly; but whoso putteth and adder: the young lion and his trust in the Lord, mercy the dragon shalt thou tread embraceth him on every side. under thy feet.

Be glad, O ye righteous, and Because he hath set his love rejoice in the Lord; and be upon me,

therefore will I joyful, all ye that are true of deliver him ; I will set him up,

heart. because he hath known my

Psalm 130. De profundis.

OUT of the deep have I He shall call upon me, and I called unto thee, O LORD; will hear him; yea, I am with LORD, hear




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