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EVENING PRAYER.

10 All nations compassed me 24 This is the day which round about ; but in the name the LORD hath made; we will of the LORD will I destroy them. rejoice and be glad in it.

11 They kept me in on every 25 Help me now, O LORD: side, they kept me in, I say, on O LORD, send us now prosevery

side; but in the name of perity. the LORD will I destroy them. 26 Blessed be he that cometh

12 They came about me like in the name of the LORD: we bees, and are extinct even as have wished you good luck, ye the fire among the thorns ; for that are of the house of the in the name of the LORD will I LORD. destroy them.

27 God is the LORD, who 13 Thou hast thrust sore at hath-showed us light: bind the me, that I might fall ; but the sacrifice with cords, yea, even LORD was my help.

unto the horns of the altar. 14 The Lord is my strength 28 Thou art my God, and I and my song ;. and is become will thank thee; thou art my my salvation.

God, and I will praise thee. 15 The voice of joy and 29 O give thanks unto the health is in the dwellings of LORD; for he is gracious, and the righteous; the right hand his mercy endureth for ever. of the LORD bringeth mighty things to pass. 16 The right hand of the

PSALM 119. Beati immaculati, LORD hath the pre-eminence; the right hand of the LORD BLESSED are those that are bringeth mighty things to pass. undefiled in the way, and walk

17 I shall not die, but live, in the law of the LORD. and declare the works of the 2 Blessed are they that keep LORD.

his testimonies, and seek him 18 The Lord hath chastened with their whole heart. and corrected me; but he hath 3 For they who do no wicknot given me over unto death. edness, walk in his ways.

19 Open me the gates of 4 Thou hast charged, that righteousness, that I may go we shall diligently keep thy into them, and give thanks unto commandments. the LORD.

5 O that my ways were made 20 This is the gate of the so direct, that I might keep thy LORD, the righteous shall enter statutes ! into it.

6 So shall I not be con21 I will thank thee; for thou founded, while I have respect hast heard me, and art become unto all thy commandments. my salvation.

7 I will thank thee with an 22 The same stone which the unfeigned heart, when I shall builders refused, is become the have learned the judgments of head-stone in the corner. thy righteousness.

23 This is the LORD's doing, 8 I will keep thy ceremonies; and it is marvellous in our eyes. To forsake me not utterly.

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7 Princes also did sit and

speak against me; but thy serWHEREWITHAL shall a vant is occupied in thy statutes. young man cleanse his way?

8 For thy testimonies are even by ruling himself after thy my delight, and my counsellors. word. 2 With my whole heart have

Adhæsit pavimento. I sought thee; O let me not

MY soul cleaveth to the dust; go wrong out of thy command

O quicken thou me, according ments !

to thy word. 3 Thy words have I hid

2 I have acknowledged my within my heart, that I should

ways, and thou heardest me: 0 not sin against thee.

teach me thy statutes! 4 Blessed art thou, O LORD;

3 Make me to understand O teach me thy statutes.

the way of thy commandments; 5 With my lips have I been

and so shall I talk of thy telling of all the judgments of

wondrous works. thy mouth. 6 I have had as great delight

4 My soul melteth away for in the way of thy testimonies, very heaviness ; comfort thou

me, according unto thy word. as in all manner of riches.

5 Take from me the way of ng I will talk of thy commandments, and have respect make much of thy law.

lying, and cause thou me to unto thy ways.

6 I have chosen the way of 8 My delight shall be in thy truth, and thy judgments have statutes, and I will not forget I laid before me. thy word.

7 I have stuck unto thy tesRetribue servo tuo.

timonies; O LORD, confound

me not! O DO well unto thy servant; 8 I will run the way of thy that I may live and keep thy commandments, when thou hast word.

set my heart at liberty. 2 Open thou mine eyes ; that I may see the wondrous things of thy law.

THE TWENTY-FIFTH DAY. 3 I am a stranger upon earth; O hide not thy commandments from me!

Legem pone. 4 My soul breaketh out for TEACH me, O LORD, the the very fervent desire that it way of thy statutes, and I shall hath alway unto thy judgments. keep it unto the end.

5 Thou hast rebuked the 2 Give me understanding, proud; and cursed are they and I shall keep thy law ; yea, that do err from thy command- I shall keep it with my whole ments.

heart. 6 O turn from me shame and 3 Make me to go in the path rebuke ; for I have kept thy of thy commandments ; for testimonies.

therein is my desire.

MORNING PRAYER.

4. Incline mine heart unto in my trouble; for thy word thy testimonies, and not to hath quickened me. covetousness.

3 The proud have had me 5 Oturn away mine eyes, exceedingly in derision; yet lest they behold vanity; and have I not shrinked from thy quicken thou me in thy way. law.

6 O stablish thy word in thy 4 For I remembered thine servant, that I may fear thee. everlasting judgments, O LORD,

7 Take away the rebuke that and received comfort. I am afraid of; for thy judg- 5 I am horribly afraid, for ments are good.

the ungodly that forsake thy 8 Behold, my delight is in law. thy commandments ; 0 quicken 6 Thy statutes have been me in thy righteousness. my songs, in the house of my

pilgrimage. Et veniat super me.

* I have thought upon thy LET thy loving mercy come name, O LORD, in the nightalso unto me, O LORD, even thy season, and have kept thy salvation, according unto thy law. word.

8 This I had, because I kept 2 So shall I make answer thy commandments. unto my blasphemers; for my

Portio mea, Domine. trust is in thy word.

3 O take not the word of thy THOU art my portion, O truth utterly out of my mouth; LORD; I have promised to keep for my hope is in thy judg- thy law. ments.

2 I made my humble petition 4 So shall I alway keep thy in thy presence with my whole law : yea, for ever and ever. heart; O be merciful unto me,

5 And I will walk at liberty; according to thy word. for I seek thy commandments.

3 I called mine own ways to 6 I will speak of thy testi- remembrance, and turned my monies also, even before kings, feet unto thy testimonies. and will not be ashamed.

4 I made haste, and pro7 And my delight shall be in longed not the time, to keep thy commandments, which I thy commandments. have loved.

5 The congregations of the 8 My hands also will I lift ungodly have robbed me; but up unto thy commandments, I have not forgotten thy law. which I have loved ; and my 6 At midnight I will rise to study shall be in thy statutes. give thanks unto thee; because

thy righteous judgments. Memor esto servi tui.

7 I am a companion of all O THINK upon thy servant, them that fear thee, and keep as concerning thy word, where-thy commandments. in thou hast caused me to put 8 The earth, O LORD, is full

of thy mercy : 0 teach me thy 2 The same is my comfort statutes !

my trust.

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ed, for they go wickedly about O LORD, thou hast dealt to destroy me; but I will be graciously with thy servant, occupied in thy commandments. according unto thy word.

7 Let such as fear thee, and 2 O learn me true under- have known thy testimonies, be standing and knowledge ; for I turned unto me. have believed thy command- 8 O let my heart be sound in ments.

thy statutes, that I be not 3 Before I was troubled, I ashamed. went wrong ; but now have I

Defecit anima mea. kept thy word. 4 Thou art good and gra

MY soul hath longed for thy cious : 0 teach me thy statutes ! salvation, and I have a good

5 The proud have imagined hope because of thy word. a lie against me; but I will 2 Mine eyes long sore for keep thy commandments with thy word; saying, O when wilt my whole heart.

thou comfort me? 6 Their heart is as fat as

3 For I am become like a brawn; but my delight hath bottle in the smoke; yet do I been in thy law.

not forget thy statutes. 7 It is good for me that I 4 How many are the days of have been in trouble ; that I thy servant? when wilt thou may learn thy statutes. be avenged of them that perse

8 The law of thy mouth is cute me? • dearer unto me than thousands 5. The proud have digged of gold and silver.

pits for me, which are not after thy law.

6 All thy commandments are Manus tuæ fecerunt me.

true: they persecute me falsely; THY hands have made me, O be thou my help. and fashioned me: O give me 7 They had almost made an understanding, that I may learn end of me upon earth; but I thy commandments.

forsook not thy commandments. 2 They that fear thee will be 8 0 quicken me after thy glad when they see me; because loving kindness; and so shall I I have put my trust in thy keep the testimonies of thy word.

mouth. 3 I know, O LORD, that thy iudgments are right, and that

In æternum, Domine. thou of very faithfulness hast O LORD, thy word endureth caused me to be troubled. for ever in heaven.

40 let thy merciful kindness 2 Thy truth also remaineth be my comfort, according to from one generation to another; thy word unto thy servant. thou hast laid the foundation

50 let thy loving mercies of the earth, and it abideth. come unto me, that I may live; 3 They continue this day for thy law is my delight. according to thine ordinance ;

6 Let the proud be confound- for all things serve thee.

EVENING PRAYER.

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4 If my delight had not been| 2 I have sworn, and am in thy law, I should have steadfastly purposed, to keep perished in my trouble. thy righteous judgments.

5 I will never forget thy 3 I am troubled above meacommandments; for with them sure: quicken me, O LORD, thou hast quickened me. according to thy word.

6 I am thine : 0 save me, 4 Let the free-will offerings for I have sought thy command- of my mouth please thee, O ments.

LORD ; and teach me thy judg7 The ungodly laid wait for ments. me, to destroy me; but I will 5 My soul is alway in my consider thy testimonies.' hand ; yet do I not forget thy

8 I see that all things come law. to an end ; but thy command- 6 The ungodly have laid a ment is exceeding broad. snare for me; but yet I swerved Quomodo dilexi !

not from thy commandments. LORD, what love have I claimed 'as mine heritage for

7 Thy testimonies have I unto thy law! all the day long

ever ; and why? they are the is my study in it. 2 Thou, through thy com

very joy of my heart.

8 I have applied my heart to mandments, hast made

fulfil thy statutes alway, even wiser than mine enemies ; for

unto the end. they are ever with me. 3 I have more understanding

Iniquos odio habui. than my teachers ; for thy testi- I HATE them that imagine monies are my study.

evil things; but thy law do I 4 I am wiser than the aged; love. because I keep thy command

2 Thou art my defence and ments.

shield; and my trust is in thy 5 I have refrained

word. from every evil way, that I may

3 Away from me, ye wicked; keep thy word.

I will keep the commandments 6 I have not shrunk from thy of my God. judgments; for thou teachest

40 stablish me according to

thy word, that I may live ; and 7 O how sweet are thy words let me not be disappointed of unto my throat; yea, sweeter

my hope! than honey unto my mouth!

5 Hold thou me up, and I 8 Through thy command- shall be safe ; yea, my delight ments I get understanding : shall be ever in thy statutes. therefore I hate all evil ways. 6 Thou hast trodden down

all them that depart from thy THE TWENTY-SIXTH DAY. statutes; for they imagine but

deceit. Lucerna pedibus meis.

7 Thou puttest away all the THY word is a lantern unto my ungodly of the earth like dross; feet, and a light unto my paths. therefore I love thy testimonies.

my feet

me,

MORNING PRAYER.

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