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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.

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 0 Israel, trust in the Lord, thy seat for evermore. from this time forth for ever

14 For the LORD hath chosen 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 I dwell, for I

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

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


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

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

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

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 l.evermore.

into my


of my

PSALM 134. Ecce nunc.

10 He smote divers nations, BEHOLD now, praise the and slew mighty kings ;

11 Sehon, king of the AmorLORD, all ye servants of the

ites; and Og, the king of Basan; LORD.

and all the kingdoms of Canaan; 2 Ye that by night stand in the house of the LORD, even in

12 And gave their land to be the courts of the house of our

an heritage, even an heritage

unto Israel his people. God.

13 Thy name, O LORD, en3 Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and praise the Lord. dureth for ever; so doth thy 4 The LORD, that made

memorial, O LORD, from one heaven and earth, give thee generation to another.

14 For the LORD will

avenge blessing out of Sion.

his people, and be gracious unto

his servants. Psalm 135. Luudate nomen.

15 As for the images of the O PRAISE the LORD: laud heathen, they are but silver and ye the name of the LORD ; gold; the work of men's hands. praise it, О ye servants of the 16 They have mouths, and LORD

speak not; eyes have they, but 2 Ye that stand in the house they see not. of the Lord, in the courts of the 17 They have ears, and yet house of our God.

they hear not; neither is there 3 O praise the LORD; for the any breath in their mouths. LORD is gracious : O sing

18 They that make them are praises unto his name ; for it is like unto them; and so are all lovely.

they that put their trust in 4 For why? The LORD hath them. chosen Jacob unto himself, and 19 Praise the LORD, ye house Israel for his own possession of Israel ; praise the LORD, ye

5 For I know that the LORD house of Aaron. is great, and that our LORD is 20 Praise the LORD, ye house above all gods.

of Levi; ye that fear the LORD, 6 Whatsoever the LORD praise the LORD. pleased, that did he in heaven, 21 Praised be the LORD out and in earth; in the sea, and in of Sion, who dwelleth at Jeruall deep places.

salem. 7 He bringeth forth the

EVENING PRAYER. clouds from the ends of the Psalm 136. Confitemini Domino. world, and sendeth forth light- O GIVE thanks unto the nings with the rain, bringing LORD; for he is gracious, and the winds out of his treasures. his mercy endureth for ever.

8 He smote the first-born of 20 give thanks unto the God Egypt, both of man and beast. of all gods ; for his mercy en

9 He hath sent tokens and dureth for ever. wonders into the midst of thee, 3 O thank the LORD of all O thou land of Egypt; upon

mercy endureth Pharaoh, and all his servants.

for his

for ever.

lords ;

4 Who only doeth great for his mercy endureth for wonders ; for his mercy en- ever; dureth for ever.

21 And gave away their land 5 Who by his excellent for an heritage; for his mercy wisdom made the heavens ; for endureth for ever; his mercy endureth for ever. 22 Even for an heritage unto

6 Who laid out the earth Israel, his servant; for his above the waters; for his mercy mercy endureth for ever. endureth for ever.

23 Who remembered us when ng Who hath made great we were in trouble; for his lights ; for his mercy endureth mercy endureth for ever; for ever ;

24 And hath delivered us 8 The sun to rule the day; from our enemies; for his for his mercy endureth forever. mercy endureth for ever.

9 The moon and the stars to 25 Who giveth food to all govern the night; for his mercy flesh; for his mercy endureth endureth for ever.

for ever. 10 Who smote Egypt, with 26 O give thanks unto the their first-born ; for his mercy God of heaven; for his mercy endureth for ever ;

endureth for ever. 11 And brought out Israel 27 O give thanks unto the from among

them; for his Lord of lords ; for his mercy mercy endureth for ever; endureth for ever.

12 With a mighty hand and stretched-outarm; for his mercy

Psalm 137. Super fumina. endureth for ever.

BY the waters of Babylon 13 Who divided the Red we sat down and wept, when Sea in two parts; for his mercy we remembered thee, Sion. endureth for ever ;

2 As for our harps, we hanged 14 And made Israel to go them up upon the trees that are through the midst of it; for his therein. mercy endureth for ever. 3 For they that led us away

15 But as for Pharaoh, and captive, required of us then a his host, he overthrew them in song, and melody in our heavi. the Red Sea ; for his mercy ness: Sing us one of the songs endureth for ever.

of Sion. 16 Who led his people 4 How shall we sing the through the wilderness; for his Lord's song in a strange land? mercy endureth for ever.

5 If I forget thee, O Jerusa17 Who smote great kings; lem, let my right hand forget for his mercy endureth for ever. her cunning.

18 Yea, and slew mighty 6 If I do not remember thee, kings ; for his mercy endureth let my tongue cleave to the for ever ;

roof of my mouth; yea, if I 19 Sehon, king of the Amor- prefer not Jerusalem in my ites; for his mercy endureth mirth.

ng Remember the children 20 And Og, the king of Basan; of Edom, O LORD, in the day

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for ever ;

of Jerusalem ; how they said, THE TWENTY-NINTH DAY. Down with it, down with it,

MORNING PRAYER. even to the ground. .

Psalm 139. Domine, probasti. 8 O daughter of Babylon, wasted with misery ; yea, happy O LORD, thou hast searched shall he be that rewardeth me out, and known me; thou thee as thou hast served us. knowest my down-sitting, and

9 Blessed shall he be that mine up-rising ; thou undertaketh thy children, and throw- standest my thoughts long beeth them against the stones. fore.

2 Thou art about my path, Psalm 138. Confitebor tibi.

and about my bed; and spiest I WILL give thanks unto out all my ways. thee, O LORD, with my whole 3 For lo, there is not a word heart; even before the gods in my tongue, but thou, O LORD, will I sing praise unto thee. knowest it altogether.

? I will worship toward thy 4 Thou hast fashioned me holy temple, and praise thy behind and before, and laid name, because of thy loving thine hand upon me. kindness and truth; for thou 5 Such knowledge is too hast magnified thy name and wonderful and excellent for me; thy word above all things. I cannot attain unto it.

3 When I called upon thee, 6 Whither shall I go then thou heardest me ; and enduedst from thy Spirit, or whither shall my soul with much strength. I go then from thy presence ?

4 All the kings of the earth 7 If I climb up into-heaven, shall praise thee, O LORD; for thou art there; if I go down they have heard the words of to hell, thou art there also. thy mouth.

8 If I take the wings of the 5 Yea, they shall sing in the morning, and remain in the ways of the LORD, that great is uttermost parts of the sea ; the glory of the LORD.

9 Even there also shall thy 6. For though the LORD be hand lead me, and thy right high, yet bath he respect unto hand shall hold me. the lowly; as for the proud, he 10 If I say, Peradventure beholdeth them afar off.

the darkness shall cover me; 7 Though I walk in the midst then shall my night be turned of trouble, yet shalt thou refresh to day. me; thou shalt stretch forth 11 Yea, the darkness is no thy hand upon the furiousness darkness with thee, but the of mine enemies, and thy right night is as clear as the day; hand shall save me.

the darkness and light to thee 8 The Lord shall make good are both alike. his loving kindness toward me; 12 For my reins are thine; yea, thy mercy, O LORD, en- thou hast covered me in my dureth for ever; despise not mother's womb. then the works of thine own 13 I will give thanks unto hands.

thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made : marvellous 3 They have sharpened their are thy works, and that my soul tongues like a serpent; adder's knoweth right well.

poison is under their lips. 14 My bones are not hid 4 Keep me, O Lord, from the from thee, though I be made hands of the ungodly; preserve secretly, and fashioned beneath me from the wicked men, who in the earth.

are purposed to overthrow my 15 Thine eyes did see my goings. substance, yet being imperfect; 5 The proud have laid a and in thy book were all my snare for me, and spread a net members written;

abroad with cords; yea, and set 16 Which day by day were traps in my way; fashioned, when as yet there 6 I said unto the LORD, Thou was none of them.

art my God, hear the voice of 17 How dear are thy coun- my prayers, O LORD. sels unto me, O God; O how 70 LORD God, thou strength great is the sum of them! of


health; thou hast covered 18 If I tell them, they are my head in the day of battle. more in number than the sand; 8 Let not the ungodly have when I wake up, I am present his desire, O LORD ; let not his with thee.

mischievous imagination pros19 Wilt thou not slay the per, lest they be too proud. wicked, O God ? Depart from 9 Let the mischief of their me, ye blood-thirsty men. own lips fall upon the head of

20 For they speak unright- them that compass me about. eously against thee; and thine 10 Let hot burning coals fall enemies take thy name in vain. upon them; let them be cast

21 Do not I hate them, o into the fire, and into the pit, Lord, that hate thee? and am that they never rise up again. not I grieved with those that 11 A man full of words shall rise up against thee?

not prosper upon the earth; evil 22 Yea, I hate them right shall hunt the wicked person, sore; even as though they were to overthrow him, mine enemies.

12 Sure I am that the LORD 23 Try me, O God, and seek will avenge the poor, and mainthe ground of my heart; prove tajn the cause of the helpless. me, and examine my thoughts. 13 The righteous also shall

24 Look well if there be any give thanks unto thy name; way of wickedness in me; and and the just shall continue in lead me in the way everlasting. thy sight.

Psalm 140. Eripe me, Domine. Psalm 141. Domine, clamavi.

DELIVER me, O LORD, from LORD, I call upon thee; the evil man; and preserve me haste thee unto me, and confrom the wicked man;

sider my voice, when I cry 2 Who imagine mischief in unto thee. their hearts, and stir up strife 2 Let my prayer be set forth all the day long.

in thy sight as the incense; and

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