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MONN of Ifrael.

This is the generation of The Lord is full of comhe thofe who feek him; even of paffion and mercy Aong Tufthose who seek thy face, O

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Jacob. Lift up your heads, O ye ygates, and be ye lift up, ye everlafting doors, and the King of glory fhall come in. Who is the King of glory? it is othe Lord ftrong and mighty, even the Lord mighty in battle.



Lift up your heads, O ye gates, and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors, and the King of glory fhall come in. Who is the King of glory? even the Lords of hofts, he is the King of glory. Pfalm ciii. Benedic, anima mea. RAISE the Lord, O my foul; and all that is within me, praise his holy Name. Praise the Lord, O my foul; and forget not all his benefits; Who forgiveth all thy fin, and healeth all thine infirmities;


Who faveth thy life from deftruction, and crowneth thee with mercy and loving kindnefs;

Who fatisfieth thy mouth with good things, making thee young and lufty as an eagle, The Lord executeth righteoufnefs and judgment, for all them that are oppreffed with wrong.

fering, and of great goodness. He will not always be chiding; neither keepeth he his anger for ever.

He hath not dealt with us after our fins; nor rewarded us according to our wickedneffes.

For look how high the heaven is in comparison off the earth; fo great is his mercy alfo toward those who fear him!

Look how wide alfo the eaft is from the weft; fo far hath he fet our fins from us!

Yea, like as a father piti eth his own children even fo is the Lord merciful unto them that fear him.

For he knoweth whereof we are made; he remembereth that we are but duft.

The days of man are but as grafs; for he flourisheth as a flower of the field., t

For as foon as the wind goeth over it, it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.


But the merciful goodness of the Lord endureth for ever and ever upon thofe who fear him; land his righteoufnels upon children's childrenz[ɔ 31 Even upon fuch as keep his covenant, and think upon His commandments, to do them.



The Lord hath prepared his feat in heaven, and his kingdom ruleth over all.

O praise the Lord, ye Angels of his, ye that excel in trength; ye that fulfil his commandment, and hearken unto the voice of his words. O praise the Lord, all ye his hofts; ye fervants of his that do his pleasure.

O fpeak good of the Lord, all ye works of his, in all places of his dominion: Praife thou the Lord, O my foul.

SELECTION II. From Pfalm cxxxix. Domine, probafti.

Lord, thou haft fearched me out, and known me; thou knoweft my down-fitting, and mine up-rifing; thou understandeft my thoughts long before.

Thou art about my path, and about my bed; and spiest out all my ways.

For lo, there is not a word in my tongue, but thou, O Lord, knoweft it altogether. Thou haft fashioned me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me.

Such knowledge is too wonderful and excellent for me; I or attain unto it. Whither fhall I go then from thy Spirit? or whither fhall I go then from thy prefence?

If I climb up into heaven, thou are there; if I go down to hell, thou art there alfo.

If I take the wings of the morning, and remain in the uttermoft parts of the sea;

Even there also shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.

If I fay, Peradventure the darkness fhall cover me; then fhall my night be turned to day.

Yea, the darkness is no darkness with thee, but the night is as clear as the day; the darkness and light to thee are both alike.

For my reins are thine; me in my

mother's womb.:

I will give thanks unto thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made : marvellous are thy works, and that my foul knoweth right, well.

My bones are not hid from thee, though I be made secretly, and fashioned beneath in the earth.

Thine eyes did fee my fubftance, yet being imperfect; and in thy book were all my

members written.

Which day by day were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them...

How dear are thy counfels unto me, O God; O how great is the fun of them!

If I tell them, they are


more in number than the fand; when I wake up, I am prefent with thee.

Try me, O God, and feek the. ground of my heart; prove me, and examine my thoughts.

Look well if there be any way of wickedness in me; and lead me in the way everlasting.

Pfalm cxlv. Exaltabo te, Deus.

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Will magnify thee, O God, my king, and I will praife thy Name for ever and ever. Every day will I give thanks unto thee, and praife thy Name for ever and ever.

Great is the Lord, and marvellous, worthy to be praised; there is no end of his greatnefs.

One generation fhall praise thy works unto another, and declare thy power.

As for me, I will be talking of thy worship, thy glory, thy praife, and wondrous works; So that men fhall fpeak of the might of thy marvellous acts; and I will alfo tell of thy greatness.

The memorial of thine abundant kindness fhall be fhowed, and men fhall fing of thy righteoufnefs.

The Lord is gracious and merciful; long-fuffering, and of great goodness.

The Lord is loving unto every man, and his mercy is over all his works.

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Thy kingdom is an everlafting kingdom, and thy dominion endureth throughout all ages.

The Lord upholdeth all fuch as fall, and lifteth up all those who are down.

The eyes of all wait upon thee, O Lord, and thou giveft them their meat in due feafon.

Thou openeft thine hand, and filleft all things living with plenteousness.

The Lord is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.

The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him; yea, all fuch as call upon him faithfully.

He will fulfil the defire of those who fear him; he also will hear their cry, and will help them.

The Lord preserveth all those who love him; but fcattereth abroad all the ungodly.

My mouth shall speak the praife of the Lord: and let all flesh give thanks unto his holy Name for ever and ever. SELECTION


From Pfalm li. Miferere mei,, Deus.

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AVE mercy upon me, O God, after thy great goodnefs; according to the multitude of thy mercies, do away mine offences.

Wash me thoroughly from my wickedness, and cleanse me from my fin:

For I acknowledge my faults, and my fin is ever before me.

Against thee only have I finned, and done this evil in thy fight, that thou mighteft be juftified in thy faying, and clear when thou art judged. Behold, I was fhapen in wickedness, and in fin hath my mother conceived me.

But lo, thou requireft truth in the inward parts, and fhalt make me to understand wifdom fecretly.

Thou shalt purge me with hyffop, and I fhall be clean; thou shalt wath me, and I fhall be whiter than fnow.

Thou shalt make me hear of joy and gladnefs, that the bones which thou haft broken may rejoice.

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Turn thy face from my fins, and put out all my mifdeeds. Make me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right fpirit within me.

Caft me not away from thy,

prefence, and take not thy Holy Spirit from me.

O give me the comfort of thy help again, and stablish me with thy free Spirit.

Then fhall I teach thy ways unto the wicked, and inners fhall be converted unto thee.

Deliver me from blood-, guiltinefs, O God, thou that art the God of my health; and my tongue fhall fing of thy righteousness.

Thou shalt open my lips, O Lord, and my mouth fhall fhow thy praife.

For thou defireft no facrifice, elfe would I give it thee;. but thou delighteft not in burnt-offerings.

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The facrifice of God is a troubled spirit: a broken and contrite heart, O God, fhalt thou not despise.

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myfelf, for I went with the multitude, and brought them forth into the houft of God; In the voice of praife and thanksgiving, among fuch as keep holy day.

2 Why art thou fo full of heavinefs, O my foul? and why art thou fo difquieted within me ?hou (

Put thy truft in God; for I will yet give him thanks for the help of his countenance. The Lord hath granted his loving-kindness in the daytime; 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 ftrength, Why haft thou forgotten me? Why go I thus heavily, while the enemy oppreffeth me?

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

Why art thou so vexed, my foul and why art thou fo difquieted within me?

O put thy truft in God; for will yet thank him, who is the help of my countenance and my God. I ha


hot to sinalugad Y SELECTION IV.A Plalm xxxvi. Noli æmulari. PRET not thyfelf because F of the ungodly neither be thou envious against the evil-doets:

For they shall food be cut down like the grafs, and be withered even as the green herb.

Put thou thy truft in the Lord, and be doing good; dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.

Delight thou in the Lord, and he fhall give thee thy heart's defire.

Commit thy way unto the Lord, and put thy truft in him, and he fhall bring it to pafs.

He fhall make thy righteoufnefs as clear as the light; and thy juft dealing as the noon-day.

Hold thee ftill in the Lord, and abide patiently upon him; but grieve not thyfelf at him whofe way doth profper, against the man that doeth after evil counfels.

Leave off from wrath, and let go difpleasure; fret not thyself, elle fhalt thou be moved to do evil.

Wicked doers fhall be rooted out; and they that patiently abide the Lord, thofe fhall inherit the land.

Yet a little while, and the ungodly fhall be clean gone : thou fhalt look after his place, and he shall be away.]

But the meek fpirited fhall poffels the earthy and shall be refreshed in the multitude of peace. 471


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