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19 Up, Lord, and let notfcretly; even as a lion lurketh man have the upper hand; let he in his den, that he may the heathen be judged in thy ravish the poor. sight.

10 He doth ravish the poor, 20 Put them in fear, O Lord, when he getteth him into that the heathen may know his n'et. themselves to be but men. 11 He falleth down and Psalm x.

humbleth himself, that the Ut quid, Domine?

congregation of the poor may HY standest thou so farfall into the hands of his cap

off, O Lord, and hidest tains. thy face in the needful time of 12 He hath said in his heart, trouble?

Tush, God hath forgotten ; he 2 The ungodly, for his own hideth away his face, and he lust, doth persecute the poor : will never see it. let them be taken in the crafty 13 Arise, O Lord God, and wiliness that they have ima- lift up thine hand ; forget not gined.

3 For the ungodly hath made 14 Wherefore should the boast of his own heart's desire, wicked blaspheme God, while and speaketh good of the co. he doih say in his heart, Tush, velous, whom God abhorreth (thou God carest not for it?

4 The ungodly is so proud, 15 Surely thou hast seen it ; that he careth not for God, for thou beholdest ungodliness neither is God in all his and wrong. thoughts.

16 That thou mayest take 5 His ways are alway griev- the matter into thy hand: the ous; thy judgments are far poor committeth himself unto above out of bis sight, and thee ; for thou art the helper. therefore defieth he all his of the friendless. enemies.

17 Break thou the power of 6 For he hath said in his the ungodly and malicious ; heart, Tush, I shall never be take away his ungodliness, and cast down, there shall no harm thou shalt five none. happen unto me.

18 'The Lord is King for 7 His mouth is full of curs- ever and ever, and the heaing, deceit, and fraud ; under then are perished out of the his tongue is ung odliness and land. vanity.

19 Lord, thou hast heard 8 He sitteth lurking in the the desire of the poor; thou thievish corners of the streets, preparest their heart, and and privily in his lurking densihine ear hearkeneth thereto. doth he murder the innocent ; 20 To help the fatherless, his eyes are set against the and poor unto their right, that poor.

the map of the earth be no 9 For he lieth waiting se-Imore exalted against them.

Psalm xi. In domino con fido. Jalldeceitful lips and the tongue
IN the Lord put I my trust; that speaketh proud things :

how say ye then to my soul, 4 Which have said, With that she should flee as a bird our tongue will we prevail ; unto the hill ?

we are they that ought to 2 For lo, the ungodly bend speak : who is Lord over us? their bow, and make ready 5 Now, for the comfortless. their arrows within the quiver, troubles. sake of the needy, that they may privily shoot at and because of the deep sighthem which are true of heart sing of the poor,

3 For the foundations will 6. I will up, saith the Lord, be cast down; and what hath and will help every one from the righteous done? him that swelleth against him,

4 The Lord is in his holy and will set him at rest. temple ; the Lord's seat is in 7 The words of the Lord heaven.

are pure words, even as the 5 His eyes consider the silver which fron the earth is poor, and his eye-lids try the tried, and purified seven times children of men.

in the fire. 6 The Lord alloweth the 8 Thou shalt keep them, a righteous; but the ungodly, Lord; thou shalt preserve him and him that delighteth in from this generation for ever: wickedness, doth his soul ab- 9 The ungodly walk on hor.

every side : when they are 7 Upon the ungodly he shall exalted, the children of men rain snares,fire and brimstone, are put to rebuke. storm and tempest: this shall Psalm xiii. Usque quo, Dobe their portion to drink.

mine? 8 For the righteous Lord loveth righteousness : countenance will behold the me, thing that is just.

how long wilt thou hide thy

face from me ? EVENING PRAYER.

2 How long shall I seek Psalm xii. Salvum me fac. counsel in my soul, and be so

ELP me, Lord, for there vexed in nıy heart? How long

is not one godly man left ; shall mine enemies triumph for the faithful are minished over me? from among the children of 3 Consider, and hear me, men.

O Lord my God, lighten mine 2 They talk of vanity every eyes, that I sleep not in death; one with his neighbour , they

4 Lest mine enemy say, I do but flatter with their lips, have prevailed against him: and dissemble in their double for if I be cast down, they heart.

that trouble me will rejoice 3 The Lord shall root out at it,

bis How long wilt thou forget

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5 But my trust is in thy fear was ; for God is in the mercy, and my heart is joyful generation of the righteous, in thy salvation.

10 As for you, ye have made 6 I will sing of the Lord, a mock at the counsel of the because he hath dealt so lov-poor ; because he putteth his ingly with me ; yea, I will trust in the Lord. praise the Name of the Lord 11 Who shall give salvation most Highest.

unto Israel out of Sion ? When

the Lord turneth the captivity Psalm xiv, Dixit insipiens. of his people, then shall Jacob

rejoice, and Israel shall be HE fool hath said in his glad.

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2 They are corrupt, and become abominable in their The Third Day. doings; there is none that doeth good, no notone

MORNING PRAYER. 3 The Lord looked down from heaven upon the : luildren

Psalm xv. Domine, quia of men, to see if there were

habitabit ? any that would understand, and seek after God;

ORD, who shall dwell in 4 But they are all gone out of the way, they are altogether shall rest upon thy holy hill ? become abominable ; there is 2 Even he that leadeth an none that doeth good, no not uncorrupt life, and doeth the one.

thing whichis right and speak5 Their throat is an open eth the truth from his heart : sepulchre; with their tongues 3 He that hath used no de have they deceived : the poi-ceit in his tongue, nor done sop of asps is under their lips. evil to his neighbour, and hath

6 Their mouth is full of not slandered bis neighbour : cursing and bitterness; their 4. He that setteth not by feet are swift to shed blood. himself ; but is lowly in his

7 Destruction and unhappi-own eyes, and maketh much ness is in their ways, and the of them that fear the Lord : way of peace have they not 5 He that sweareth unto his known; there is no fear of God neighbour, and disappointeth before their eyes.

him not, though it were to his 8 Have they no knowledge, own hindrance : that they are all such workers 6 He that hath not given of mischief, eating up my his money upon usury, nor people as it were bread, and taken reward against the incall not upon the Lord ? nocent.

9 There were they brought 7 Whoso doeth these things in great fear, eyen where no shall never fall.

Psalm xvi. Conserva me, Psalm xvii. Eraudi, Domine.
HEAR the right, O Lord

O , PRESERVE me, o God

. consider my complaint, for in thee have I put my and hearken unto my prayer, trust.

that goeth not out of feigned 2 O my soul, thou hast said lips. unto the Lord, Thou art my 2 Let my sentence come God: my goods are nothing forth from thy presence, and unto thee.

let thine eyes look upon the 3 All my delight is upon the thing that is equal. saints that are in the earth and 3 Thou hast proved and upon such as excel in virtue. visited mine heart in the night

4 But they that run after season ; thou hast tried me, another god shall have great and shalt find no wickedness trouble.

in me ; for I am utterly pur5 Their drink-offerings of posed that my mouth shall not blood will I not offer', neither öffend. make mention of their names 4 Because of men's works within my lips.

that are done against the words 6 The Lord himself is the of thy lips, I have kept me portion of mine inheritance, from the ways of the destroyer. and of my cup; thou shalt 5 ( hold thou up my gomaintain my lot.

ings in thy paths, that my 7 The lot is fallen unto me footsteps slip not. in a fair ground: yea I have 6 I have called upon thee, a goodly heritage.

O God, for thou shalt hear 8 I will thank the Lord for me : incline thine ear to me, giving me warning; my reins and hearken unto my words. also chasten me in the night 7 Show thy marvellous lovseason.

|ing kindness, thou that art the 9 I have set God always Saviour of them which put before me ; for he is on my their trust in thee, from such right hand, therefore I shall as resist thy right hand. not fall.

8 Keep me as the apple of 10 Wherefore my heart was an eye; hide me under the glad, and my glory rejoiced : shadow of thy wings, my flesh also shall rest in hope 9 From the ungodly, that

11 For why ? thou shalt not trouble me; mine enemies leave my soul in hell: neither compass me round about, to shalt thou suffer thy Holy One take away my soul. to see corruption.

10 They are enclosed in 12 Thou shalt show me the their own fat, and their mouth path of life : in thy presence speaketh proud things. is the fulness of joy, and at 11 They lie waiting in our thy right hand there is plca- way on every side ; turning sure for evermore.

their eyes down to the ground:

12 Like as a lion that is 4 The pains of hell came greedy of his prey, and as it about me; the snares of death were a lion's whelp lurking in overtook me. secret places.

5 In my trouble I will call 13 Up, Lord, disappoint upon the Lord, and complain him, and cast him down ; unto my God; deliver my soul from the un- 6 So shall he hear my voice godly, which is a sword of out of his holy temple, and thine :

my complaint shall come be14 From the men of thy fore him ; it shall enter even hand, O Lord, from the men into his ears. I say, and from the evil world; 7 The earth trembled and which have their portion in quaked, the very foundations this life, whose bellies thousalso of the hills shook, and fillest with thy hid treasure. were removed, because he

15 They have children at was wroth. their desire, and leave the 8 There went a smoke out rest of their substance for in his presence, and a consumtheir babes.

ing fire out of his mouth, so 16 But as for me, I will be that coals were kindled at it. hold thy presence in righte- 9 He bowed the heavens ousness; and when I awake also, and came down, and it up after thy likeness, I shall was dark under his feet. be satisfied with it.

10 He rode upon the Che

rubim, and did fly; he came EVENING PRAYER. flying upon the wings of the

wind. Psalm xviii. Deligam te, 11 He made darkness his Domine.

secret place, his pavilion round

about him with dark water, WILL love thee, O Lord, and thick clouds to cover him.

my strength. The Lord 12 At the brightness of his is my stony rock, and my de- presence his clouds removed; fence, my Saviour, my God, hail-stones and coals of fire. and my might, in whom I will 13 The lord also thundertrust; my buckler, the horned out of heaven, and the also of my salvation, and my Highest gave his thunder ; refuge.

hail-stones and coals of fire. 2 I will call upon the Lord, 14 He sent out his arrows, which is worthy to be prais- and scattered them; he cast ed: so shall I be safe from forth lightnings, and destroymine enemies.

ed them. 3 The sorrows of death 15 The springs of waters compassed me, and the over- were seen, and the foundations flowings of ungodliness made of the round world were disme afraid.

Icovered at thy cbiding, (


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