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PSALMS OF DAVID.

The First Day. Psalm ii. Quare fremuerunt MORNING PRAYER.

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2 The kings of the earth counsel of the ungodly, nor stand up, and the rulers take stood in the way of sinners. counsel together against the and hath not sat in the seat of Lord, and against his Anointed: the scornful :

3 Let us break their bonds 2 But his delight is in the asunder, and cast away their law of the Lord, and in his cords from us. law will he exercise himself 4 He that dwelleth in hea. day and night.

ven shall laugh them to sco-n; 3 And he shall be like a tree the Lord shall have them in planted by the water-side, that acrision. will bring forth his fruit in due 5 Then shall he speak unto

them in his wrath, and vex 4 His leaf also shall not them in his sore displeasure. wither; and look, whatsoever 6 Yet have I set my King he doeth, it shall prosper. upon my holy bill of Sion.

5 As for the ungodly, it is 7 I will preach the law, not so with them; but they whereof the Lord hath said are like the chaff, which the unto me. Thou art my Son, wind scattereth away from the this day have I begotten thee. face of the earth.

8 Desire of me, and I shall 6 Therefore the ungodly give thee the heathen for thine shall not be able to stand in the inheritance, and the utmost judgment; neither the sinners parts of the earth for thy pos. in the congregation of the session. righteous.

9 Thou shalt bruise them 7 But the Lord knoweth with a rod of iron, and break the way of the righteous; and them in pieces like a potter's the way of the ungodly shall vessel. perish.

10 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings; be learned, ye thou hast set me at liberty, that are judges of the earth. when I was in trouble ; have

IT Serve the Lord in fear, mercy upon me, and hearken and rejoice unto him with unto my prayer. reverence.

2 0 ye sons of men, how 12 Kiss the Son, lest he belong will ye blaspheme mine angry, and so ye perish from honour, and have such pleathe right way: if his wrath sure in vanity, and seek after be kindled, yea but a little, falsehood ? blessed are all they that put 3 Know this also, that the their trust in him.

Lord hath chosen to himself Psalm ii.

the man that is godly : when Domine, quid

I call the Lord he will

upon multiplicati?

hear me. ORD, how are they in- 4 Stand in awe, and sin not ;

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me.

many are they that rise against and in your chamber, and be

still. 2 Many one there be that 5 Offer the sacrifice of righsay of my soul, There is no teousness, and put your trust help for him in his God. in the Lord. 3 But thou, O Lord, art my

6 There be many that say, defender; thou art my worship, Who will show us any good? and the lifter up of my head. 7 Lord, lift thou up the light

4 I did call upon the Lord of thy countenance upon us. with my voice, and he heard 8 Thou hast put gladness in me out of his holy hill. my heart, since the time that

5 I laid me down and slept, their corn, and wine, and il and rose up again ; for the increased. Lord sustained me.

9 I will lay me down in 6 I will not be afraid for ten peace, and take my rest ; for thousands of the people, that it is thou Lord only that make have set themselves against est me dwell in safety. me round about.

Psalm v. Verba mea auribus. 7 Up, Lord, and help me, O my God; for thou smitest PONDER my words, o all mine enemies upon the

Lord, consider my medicheek-bone : thou hast broken tation. the teeth of the ungodly. 2 O hearken thou unto the

8 Salvation belongeth unto voice of my calling, my King, the Lord; and thy blessing is and my God : for unto thee upon thy people.

will I make my prayer.

3 My voice shalt thou hear Psalm iv. Cum invocarem.

betimes, O Lord; early in the EAR God of my righteousness: er unto thee, and will look up.

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4 For thou art the God that EVENING PRAYER. hast no pleasure in wicked

Psalm vi. Domine, ne in fu: ness; neither shall any evil dwell with thee.

LORD, rebuke me not 5 Such as be foolish, shall

in thine indignation, neinot stand in thy sight; for

ther chasten me in thy disthou hatest all them that work vanity.

pleasure.

2 Have mercy upon me, o 6 Thou shalt destroy them that speak lies: The Lord Lord, for I am weak: O Lord, will abhor both the blood-thirs-heal me, for my bones are

vexed. ty and deceitful man.

3 My soul also is sore trou7 But as for me, I will come into thine house, even upon

bled : but, Lord, how long wilt the multitude of thy mercy,

thou punish me? and in thy fear will I worship

4 Turn thee, O Lord and

deliver my soul ; O save me, toward thy holy temple.

for thy mercies' sake : 8 Lead me, O Lord, in thy

5 For in death no man rerighteousness, because of mine enemies ; make thy way plain

membereth thee; and who will before my face.

give thee thanks in the pit ?

6 I am weary of my groan9 For there is no faithful.. ness in his mouth; their in-ling: every night wash I my

bed, and water my couch with ward parts are very wickedness.

my tears, 10 Their throat is an open

7 My beauty is gone for sepulchre ; they flatter with very trouble, and worn away

because of all mine enemies. their tongue.

8 Away from me, all ye 11 Destroy thou them, o God ; let them perish throug: Sath heard the voice of my

that work vanity; for the Lord their own imaginations; cast them out in the multitude of

weeping. their ungodliness ; for they

9 The Lord hath heard my have rebelled against thee.

petition ; the Lord will receive 12 And let all them that put

my prayer. their trust in thee rejoice : be confounded, and sore vex

10 All mine enemies shall they shall ever be giving of

ed; they shall be turned back, thanks, because thou defendest them; they that love thy Name

and put to shame su lenly. shall be joyful in thee : Psalm vii. Domine, Deus

13 For thou, Lord, wilt give thy blessing unto the righteous: O LORD, my God, in thee

have I put : ness wilt thou defend him, as me from all them that persewith a shield.

cute me, and deliver me;

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2 Lest he devour my soulshath bent his bow, and made like a lion, and tear it in pieces, it ready. while there is none to help. 14 He hath prepared for

3 () Lord my God, if I have him the instruments of death ; done any such thing; or if he ordaineth his arrows against there be any wickedness in the persecutors. my hands ;

15 Behold, he travaileth 4 If I have rewarded evil with mischief; he hath conunto him that dealt friendly ceived sorrow, and brought with me ; yea, I have deliver- forth ungodliness. ed him that without any cause 16 He hath graven and dig. is mine enemy;

ged up a pit, and is fallen him. 5 Then let mine enemy per. self into the destruction that secute my soul, and take me ; he made for other. yea, let him tread my life 17 For his travail shall come down upon the earth, and laylupon his own head, and his mine honour in the dust. wickedness shall fall on his

6 Stand up, O Lord, in thy own pate. wrath, and lift up thyself, be- 18 I will give thanks unto cause of the indignation of the Lord, according to his mine enemies; arise up for frighteousness; and I will praise me in the judgment that thou the Name of the Lord most hast commanded:

high. 7 And so shall the congre- Psalm viii. Domine, Dominus gation of the people come about

noster. thee: for their sakes therefore lift up thyself again.

excellent is thy Name people: give sentence with in all the world ; thou that me, O Lord, according to my hast set thy glory above the righteousness, and according heavens ! to the innocency that is in me 2 Out of the mouth of very

9 (). let the wickedness of babes and sucklings hast thou the ungodly come to an end ; ordained strength, because of but guide thou the just. thine enemies, that thou might

10 for the righteous Godfest still the enemy and the trieth the very hearts and avenger. reins.

3 For I will consider thy 11 My help cometh of God, heavens, even the works of who preserveth them that are thy fingers; the moon and the true of heart.

stars which thou hast ordained. 12 God is a righteous judge, 4. What is man, that thou strong, and patient ; and God art mindful of him ? and the is provoked every day. son of man, that thou visitest

13 Is a man will not turn, him? he will whet his sword; hel 5 Thou madest him lower

8 The Lord shall judge the Lord, our Governor, how

than the angels, to crown him! 7 But the Lord shall endure with glory and worship. for ever; he hath also prepar

6 Thou makest him to ed his seat for judgment. have dominion of the works of 8 For he shall judge the thy hands : and thou hast put world in righteousness, and all things in subjection uuder minister true judgment unto his feet;

the people. 7 All sheep and oxen ; yea, 9 The Lord also will be a and the beasts of the field ; defence for the oppressed, even

8 The fowls of the air, and a refuge in due time of trouble. the fishes of the sea ; and 10 And they that know thy whatsoever walketh through Name, will put their trust in the paths of the seas. thee ; for thou, Lord, hast ne

90 Lord, our Governor, ver failed them that seek thee. how excellent is thy Name in 11 O praise the Lord which all the world!

dwelleth in Sion ; show the

people of his doings : The Second Day

12 For when he maketh in

quisition for blood, he rememMORNING PRAYER. bereth them, and forgetteth Psalm ix. Confitebor tibi. not the complaint of the poor.

13 Have mercy upon me, I

WILL give thanks unto O Lord; consider the trouble

thee, O Lord, with my which I suffer of them that whole heart; I will speak of hate me, thou that liftest nie all thy marvellous works. up from the gates of death ;

2 I will be glad and rejoice 14 That I may show all thy in thee; yea, my songs will I praises within the ports of the make of thy Name, O thou daughter of Sion : I will reMost Highest.

ljcice in thy salvation. 3 While mine enemies are 15 The heathen are sunk driven back, they shall fall and down in the pit that they perish at thy presence : made ; in the same net which

4 For thou hast maintained they hid privily is their foot my right and my cause ; thou taken. art set in the throne that judg- 16 The Lord is known to est right.

execute judgment; the un5 Thou hast rebuked the godly is trapped in the work heathen, and destroyed the of his own hands. ungodly; thou hast put out 17 The wicked shall be their name for ever and everyturned into hell, and all the

6 O thou enemy, destruc- people ihat forget God. tions are come to a perpetual 18 For the poor shall not end; even as the cities which alway be forgotten ; the paa thou hast destroyed, their me- cient al.iding of the meek shall morial is peris? devith them. not perish forever.

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