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27 Let them be glad and rejoyce that favour my righteous dealing: yea, let them fay alway, Bleffed be the Lord, which hath pleafure in the profperitie of his fervant.

28 And as for my tongue,it fhall be talking of thy righteoufneffe: and of thy praife all the day long.

Evening prayer.

Dixit injuftu. PSAL. 36.

Y heart fheweth me the wickedneffe of Me Lthe ungodly: that there is no fear of God before his eyes.

2 For he flattereth himself in his own fight: untill his abominable finne be found

out. 3

The words of his mouth are unrighteous, and full of deceit: he hath left off to behave himself wifely, and to do good.

4 He imagineth mischief upon his bed,and hath fet himself in no good way: neither doth he abhorre any thing that is evil.

Thy mercy (OLord) reacheth unto the heavens and thy faithfulneffe unto the clouds.

6 Thy righteoufneffe ftandeth like the Atrong mountains: thy judgements are like the great deep.

7 Thou Lord fhalt fave both man and beast, how excellent is thy mercy, O God: and the children of men fhall put their truft under the shadow of thy wings.

8 They fhall be fatisfied with the plenteoufnes of thy house: and thou shalt give them drink of thy pleasures, as out of the river.

9 For with thee is the well of life: and in thy light fhall we fee light.

10 O continue forth thy loving kindneffe unto them that know thee: and thy righteous neffe unto them that are true of heart.

11 Olet not the foot of pride come against me: and let not the hand of the ungodly caft me down.

5 Commit thy way unto the Lord, and put thy truft in him; and he fhall bring it to paffe. 6 He fhall make thy righteoufneffe as clear as the light and thy just dealing as the noon day.

7 Hold thee ftill in the Lord,and abide patiently upon him: but grieve not thy felf at him whofe way doth profper, against the man that doth after evil counfels.

Noli amulari. PSAL. 37.


12 There are they fallen (all) that work wickedneffe: they are caft down and shall not be able to ftand.

8 Leave off from wrath, and let go difpleasure: fret not thy felf, else shalt thou be moved to do evil.

9 Wicked doers fhall be rooted out: and they that patiently abide the Lord, those shall

inherit the land.

Ret not thy felf because of the ungodly neither be thou envious against the evil doers.

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2 For they fhall foon be cut down like the graffe: and be withered even as the green herb. 3 Put thou thy truft in the Lord, and be doing good: dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.

13 The Lord fhall laugh him to fcorn: for he hath feen that his day is coming.


14 The ungodly have drawn out the word, and have bent their bow to caft down the poore and needy, and to flay fuch as be of a right converfation.

4 Delight thou in the Lord: and he shall give thee thy hearts defire.

15 Their fword fhall go through their own heart: and their bow fhall be broken.

16 A fmall thing that the righteous hath: is better then great riches of the ungodly.

17 For the arms of the ungodly fhall be broken and the Lord upholdeth the righ teous.

18 The Lord knoweth the dayes of the godly and their inheritance fhall endure for ever.

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19 They shall not be confounded in the perilous time and in the dayes of dearth they fhall have enough.

20 As for the ungodly, they fhall perish, and the enemies of the Lord fhall confume as the fat of lambes: yea, even as the smoke fhall they confume away.

21 The ungodly borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous is mercifull and liberall.

22 Such as be bleffed of God fhall poffeffe the land: and they that be cursed of him shall be rooted out,

23 The Lord ordereth a good mans going: and maketh his way acceptable to himself. 24 Though he fall,he thill not be caft away: for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand.

25 I have been young, and now am old: and yet faw I never the righteous forsaken, nor his feed begging their bread.

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26 The righteous is ever mercifull, and lendeth: and his feed is bleffed.

27 Flee from evil, and do the thing that is good: and dwell for evermore.

28 For the Lord loveth the thing that is right: he forfaketh not his that be godly, but they are preferved for ever.

29 The righteous fhall be punifhed: as for the feed of the ungodly,it fhall be rooted out. 30 The righteous fhall inherit the land: and dwell therein for ever.

31 The mouth of the righteous is exercifed in wildome: and his tongue will be talking of judgement.

32 The law of his God is in his heart: and his goings fhall not flide.

33 The ungodly feeth the righteous fecketh occafion to flay him.


34 The Lord will not leave him in his hand: not condemine him when he is judged. 35 Hope thot in the Lord, and keep his way,and he thall promote thee,that thou fhale poffeffe the land when the ungodly fhall perifh, thou fhalt fee it.

36 1myfelf have feen the ungodly in great power: and flourishing like a green bay-tree. 37 And I went by, and lo he was gone: I fought him, but his place could no where be


38 Keep innocencie, and take heed unto the thing that is right for that fhall bring man peace at the laft,


39 As for the tranfgreffours, they fhall perih together: and the end of the ungodly is, They half be rooted out at the laff.

40 But the falvation of the righteous co. meth of the Lord:which is alfo their ftrength in the time of trouble.

41 And the Lord fhall ftand by them and fave them: he thall deliver them from the ungodly, and fhall fave them, because they put

their trust in him.

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5 My wounds ftink and are corrupt: through my foolishneffe.

6 I am

brought into fo great trouble

and miferie: that I go moutning all the day long.

7 For my loyns are filled with a fore dif eafe: and there is no whole part in my body. 8 I am feeble and fore fmitten: I have roared for the very difquietneffe of my heart.


9 Lord, thou knoweft all my defire and my groning is not hid from thee.

10 My heart panteth, my ftrength hath failed me: and the fight of mine eyes is gone

from me.

If My lovers and my neighbours did stand looking upon my trouble: and my kinsnien food afarre off.

12 They alfo that fought after my life,laid fnares for me: and they that went about to do me evil, talked of wickedneffe, and imagined deceit all the day long.

13 As for me, I was like a deaf man, and heard not: and as one that is dumbe, which doth not open his mouth.

14 I became even as a man that heareth

not: and in whofe mouth are no reproofs.

15 For in thee, O Lord,have I put my truft: thou fhalt anfwer for me, O Lord iny God.

16 I have required that they even mine enemies) fhould not triumph over me: for when my foot flipt, they rejoyced greatly against me.

17 And I truly am fet in the plague: and. my heavineffe is ever in my fight.

18 For I will confeffe my wickedneffe: and be forie for my finne.

19 But mine enemies live and are mighty: and they that hate me wrongfully,are many in number.

20 They also that reward evil for good, are against me:because I follow the thing that good is.

21 Forfake me not, O Lord my God: be not thou farre from me.

22 Hafte thee to help me: ÓLord God my falvation.

Dixi, Cuftodiam. PSAL. 39. Said, I will take heed to my wayes: that I

not in my tongue.

2 I will keep my mouth as it were with a bridle: while the ungodly is in my fight.

3 I held my tongue, and fpake nothing: I kept filence, yea, even from good words, but it was pain and grief to me,

4 My heart was hot within me, and while I was thus mufing,the fire kindled; and at the laft I fpake with my tongue.

5 Lord let me know mine end, and the number of my dayes: that I may be certified how long I have to live.

6 Behold, thou haft made my dayes as it were a fpan long: and mine age is even




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5 Bleffed is the man that hath fet his hope in the Lord: and turned not unto the proud, and to fuch as go about with lies.

6 O Lord my God,great are thy wondrous works which thou haft done: like as be alfo thy thoughts which are to us-ward, and yet there is no man that ordereth them unto thee.

7 If I would declare them and fpeak of them: they should be moe then I am able to expreffe.

8 Sacrifice and meat-offering thou wouldeft not have: but mine eares haft thou opened. 9 Burnt-offerings and facrifice for finne haft thou not required: then faid I, Lo, I come.

10 In the volume of the book it is written of me, that I should fulfill thy will, O my God: I am content to do it, yea, thy law is within my heart.

11 I have declared thy righteoufneffe in the great congregation: lo, I will not refrain my lips, O Lord, and that thou knoweft.

12 I have not hid thy righteoufneffe with in my heart: my talking hath been of thy truth, and of thy falvation.

13 I have not kept back thy loving mercie and truth:from the great congregation..

14 Withdraw not thou thy mercie from me, O Lord: let thy loving kindneffe and thy truth alway preferve me.

15 For innumerable troubles ar ecome about me, my finnes have taken fuch hold up. on me, that I am not able to look up: yea, they are moe in number then the haires of mine head, and my heart hath failed me.

16 O Lord, let it be thy pleasure to deliver me: make hafte (O Lord) to help me.

17 Let them be ashamed and confounded together that seek after my foul to deftroy it: let them be driven backward and put to rebuke that with me evil.

18 Let them be defolate and rewarded with fhame, that fay unto me: Fie upon thee, fie upon thee.

19 Let all thofe that feek thee, be joyfull and glad in thee: and let fuch as love thy fal vation, fay alway, The Lord be praised.

20 As for me, I am poore and needie: but the Lord careth for me,"

21 Thou art my helper and redeemer: make no longtarrying, O my God.

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4 Ifaid, Lord, be mercifull unto me: heal my foul, for I have finned against thee.

5 Mine enemies fpeak evil of me: when fhall he die, and his name perish?

6 And if he come to fee me, he fpeaketh vanitie: and his heart conceiveth falfhood within himself, and when he cometh forth,he telleth it.

7 All mine enemies whisper together againft me: even against me do they imagine this evil.

8 Let the fentence of guiltineffe proceed against him and now that he lieth, let him rife up no more.

9 Yea, even mine own familiar friend whom I trufted: which did alfo eat of my bread, hath laid great wait for me.

10 But be thou mercifull unto me, O Lord: raife thou me up again,& I fhall reward them.

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fo heavily, while the enemy oppreffeth me? 3 Ofend out thy light and thy truth, that they may leade me: and bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy dwelling.

4 And that I may go unto the altar of God, even unto the God of my joy and gladneffe: and upon the harp will I give thanks unto thee, O God my God.

11 By this I know thou favoureft me: that mine enemie doth not triumph against me. 12 And when I am in my health, thou upholdeft me: and shalt fet me before thy face for ever.

13 Bleffed be the Lord God of Ifrael: world without end. Amen.

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7 Put thy truft in God: for I will yet give him thanks for the help of his countenance.

8 My God, my foul is vexed within me: therefore will I remember thee concerning the land of Jordan, and the little hill of Her


9 One deep calleth another, because of the noife of the water-pipes: all thy waves and forms are gone over me.

To The Lord hath granted his loving kindneffe on the day time and in the night feafon did I fing of him, and made my prayer unto the God of my life.

I will fay unto the God of my strength, Why haft thou forgotten me: why go I thus heavily, while the enemy oppreffeth me?

12 My bones are fmitten afunder as with a fword: while mine enemies (that trouble me) caft me in the teeth.

13 Namely,while they fay daily unto me: Where is now thy God?

14 Why art thou fo vexed,O my foul: and why art thou fo difquieted within me?

15 O put thy truft in God: for I will yet thank him which is the help of my counte nance, and my God.

Judica me Deus. PSA L. 43. Ive fentence with me, O God, and de fend my caufe againft the ungodly people: me from the deceitfull and wicked


Why art thou fo heavy, O my foul and why art thou fo difquieted within me? 6 O put thy truft in God: for I will yet give him thanks, which is the help of my countenance, and my God.

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6 Through thee will we overthrow our enemies: and in thy name will we tread them under that rife up against us.

7 For I will not truft in my bow: it is not my fword that fhall help me.

8 But it is thou that faveft us from our enemies and putteft them to confufion that hate us.


9 We make our boaft of God all day long: and will praise thy name for ever.

10 But now thou art farre off, and putteft us to confusion: and goeft not forth with our


II Thou nakeft us to turn out backs upon our enemies: fo that they which hate us spoil our goods.

12 Thou letteft us to be eaten up like sheep: and haft fcattered us among the heathen.

13 Thou felleft thy people for nought:and takeft no money for them.

14 Thou makeft us to be rebuked of our neighbours: to be laughed to fcorn, and had in derifion of them that are round about us.

15 Thou makeft us to be a byword among the heathen and that the people thake their


heads at us.


2 For thou art the God of my ftrength, 16 My confufion is daily before me : and why haft thou put me from thee: and why go the shame of my face hath covered me.

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17 For the voice of the flanderer and blafphemer: for the enemy and avenger,

18 And though all this be come upon us, yet do we not forget thee: nor behave our felves frowardly in thy covenant.

19 Or heart is not turned back: neither our steps gone out of thy way.

20 No not when thou haft fmitten us into the place of dragons: and covered us with the thadow of death.

21 If we have forgotten the name of our God, and holden up our hands to any ftrange god: fhall not God fearch it out for he knoweth the very fecrets of the heart.

22 For thy fake also are we killed all the day long and are counted as theep appointed to be flain.

13 So fhall the king have pleasure in thy beauty; for he is thy Lord (God) and worship thou him,

23 Up Lord, why fleepest thou: awake,
and be
e not ablent from us for ever.
24 Wherefore hideft thou thy face: and
forgetteft our miferie and trouble?

25 For our foul is brought low even unto
26 Arife and help us; and deliver us for

thy mercies fake.

13 And the daughter of Tyre fhall be there with a gift: like as the rich also among the people hall make their fupplication before thee.

14 The kings daughter is all glorious within: her clothing is of wrought gold,

15 She fhall be brought unto the king in raiment of needle-work; the virgins that be her fellows fhall bear her company, and shall be brought unto thee.

16 With joy and gladneffe shall they be brought: and fhall enter into the kings palace.

17 In ftead of thy fathers thou shalt have children whom thou mayeft make princes in all lands,

18 I will remember thy name from one ge neration unto another; therefore fhall the people give thanks unto thee world without end. Deus nofter refugium, P SA L. 46. Od is our hope and ftrength: a very pre

Gfeat help in trouble.

Eructavit cor meum. P s ▲ L. 45.

Y heart is enditing of a good matter: I

Mpeak of the things which I have made (well: and though the mountains shake at the

2 Therefore will we not fear though the earth be moved: and though the hills be carried into the midst of the fea.

tempeft of the fame.

4 The rivers of the floud thereof shall make glad the city of God: the holy place of the tabernacle of the most highest.

$ God is in the midst of her,therefore fhall fhe not be removed: God fhall help her, and that right early.

6 The heathen make much adoe, and the kingdomes are moved: but God hath fhevved his voice, and the earth fhall melt away.

7 The Lord of hofts is with us: the God of Jacob is our refuge.

8 O come hither, and behold the works of the Lord: what deftruation he hath brought upon the earth.

9 He maketh warres to ceafe in all the world; he breaketh the bow, and knappeth the fpear in funder, and burneth the chariots in the fire.

10 Be fill then,and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, and I will be exalted in the earth.

11 The Lord of hofts, is with us: the God of Jacob is our refuge.

Omnes gentes plaudite. PsAL. 47.

Clap your hands together, (all Evening ye people) Ofing unto God prayer. with the voice of melodie. and 2 For the Lord is high, to be feared: he is the great King upon all the earth.

3 He

unto the king.

2 My tongue is the pen: of a ready writer. Thou art fairer then the children of men: full of grace are thy lips, because God hath bleffed thee for ever.


4 Gird thee with thy fword upon thy thigh, O thou most mighty: according to thy worship and renown.

s Good luck have thou with thine honour: ride on, because of the word of truth,of meekneffe and righteoufneffe, and thy right hand fhall teach thee terrible things.

6 Thy arrows are very harp, and the people fhall be fubdued unto thee: even in the middeft among the kings enemies.

7 Thy feat (OGod) endureth for ever: the fcepter of thy kingdome is a right fcepter.

8 Thou haft loved righteousneffe,and ha, ted iniquitie; wherefore God (even thy God) hath anointed thee with the oyl of gladnesse above thy fellows,

19. All thy garments (mell of myrrhe, aloes, and caffia: out of the ivorie palaces, whereby they have made thee glad...

10. Kings daughters were among thy hom nourable women: upon thy right hand did ftand the queen in a vefture of gold (wrought about with divers colours.)

11 Hearken (O daughter) and confider, encline thine eare: forget alfo thine own people, and thy fathers houfe.

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