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gregation of the wicked; and will not fit among the ungodly.

6 I will wash my hands in innocency, O Lord; and fo will I go to thine altar.

7 That I may fhow the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works. 8 Lord, I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the place where thine honour dwelleth.

9 O fhut not up my foul with the finners, nor my life with the blood-thirsty;

10 In whofe hands is wickedness, and their right hand is full of gifts.

11 But as for me, I will walk innocently: O deliver me, and be merciful unto me. 12 My foot standeth right: I will praise the Lord in the congregations.

EVENING PRAYER. Pfalm xxvii. Dominus illuminatio.

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HE Lord is my light falvation, whom then fhall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life, of whom then fhall I be afraid?

2 When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.

3 Though an hoft of men were laid against me, yet shall not my heart be afraid; and

though there rofe up war against me, yet will I put my truft in thee.

4 One thing have I defired of the Lord, which I will require; even that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the fair beauty of the Lord, and to vifit his temple.

5 For in the time of trouble he fhall hide me in his tabernacle; yea, in the secret place of his dwelling fhall he hide me, and fet me up upon a rock of stone.

6 And now shall he lift up mine head above mine enemies round about me.

7 Therefore will I offer in his dwelling an oblation, with great gladness: I will fing and fpeak praifes unto the Lord.

8 Hearken unto my voice, O Lord, when I cry unto thee; have mercy upon me, and hear me.

9 My heart hath talked of thee, Seek ye my face: thy face, Lord, will I feek.

10 O hide not thou thy face from me, nor caft thy fervant away in displeasure.

II Thou hast been my fuccour; leave me not, neither forfake me, O God of my falvation.

12 When my father and my mother forfake me, the Lord taketh me up. 13 Teach

13 Teach me thy way, O Lord, and lead me in the right way, because of mine


14 Deliver me not over into the will of mine adverfaries for there are falfe witneffes rifen up against me, and fuch as fpeak wrong.

15 I should utterly have fainted, but that I believe verily to fee the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. 16 O tarry thou the Lord's leifure; be strong, and he fhall comfort thine heart; and put thou thy truft in the Lord.

Pfalm xxviii. Ad te, Domine.


NTO thee will I cry, O Lord, my ftrength: think no fcorn of me; left if thou make as though thou heareft not, I become like them that go down into the pit.

2 Hear the voice of my humble petitions, when I cry unto thee; when I hold up my hands towards the mercyfeat of thy holy temple.

3 Opluck me not away, neither destroy me with the ungodly and wicked doers, which speak friendly to their neighbours, but imagine mifchief in their hearts.

4 Reward them according to their deeds, and according to the wickednefs of their own inventions.

5 Recompenfe them after the work of their hands; pay them that they have deferved.

6 For they regard not in their mind the works of the Lord, nor the operation of his hands; therefore fhall he break them down, and not build them up.

7 Praised be the Lord; for he hath heard the voice of my humble petitions.

8 The Lord is my ftrength, and my fhield; my heart hath trusted in him, and I am helped; therefore my heart danceth for joy, and in my fong will I praise him.

9 The Lord is my strength, and he is the wholefome defence of his Anointed.

10 O fave thy people, and give thy bleffing unto thine inheritance: feed them, and fet them up for ever. Pfalm xxix. Afferte Domino.

RING unto the Lord, O

Bye mighty, bring young

rams unto the Lord; afcribe unto the Lord worship and ftrength.

2 Give the Lord the honour due unto his Name ; worship the Lord with holy worship.

3 It is the Lord that commandeth the waters; it is the glorious God that maketh the thunder.

4 It is the Lord that ruleth the fea; the voice of the Lord is mighty in operation; the

voice of the Lord is a glorious voice.

5 The voice of the Lord breaketh the cedar trees; yea, the Lord breaketh the cedars of Libanus.

6 He maketh them alfo to skip like a calf; Libanus also and Sirion like a young uni


3 Thou, Lord, haft brought my foul out of hell: thou haft kept my life from them that go down to the pit.

4 Sing praifes unto the Lord, O ye faints of his ; and give thanks unto him, for a remembrance of his holiness. 5 For his wrath endureth but the twinkling of an eye,

heavinefs may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

7 The voice of the Lord and in his pleasure is life; divideth the flames of fire; the voice of the Lord thaketh the wilderness; yea, the Lord shaketh the wilderness of Cades.

8 The voice of the Lord maketh the hinds to bring forth young, and discovereth the thick bushes: in his temple doth every man speak of his honour.

9. The Lord fitteth above the water flood, and the Lord remaineth a King for ever.

10 The Lord fhall give ftrength unto his people; the Lord fhall give his people the bleffing of peace.

The Sixth Day.

Pfalm xxx.

Exaltabo te,

Domine. Will magnify thee, O Lord; for thou haft fet me up, and not made my foes to triumph over me.

2 O Lord, my God, I cried unto thee, and thou haft healed me.

6 And in my prosperity I faid, I shall never be removed; thou, Lord, of thy goodness, hadft made my hill fo ftrong.

7 Thou didst turn thy face from me, and I was troubled.

8 Then cried I unto thee, O Lord; and gat me to my: Lord right humbly.

9 What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit ?

10 Shall the duft give thanks unto thee? or shall it declare thy truth?

11 Hear, O Lord, and have mercy upon me; Lord, be thou my helper.

12 Thou haft turned my heaviness into joy; thou hast put off my fackcloth, and girded me with gladness:

13 Therefore shall every good man fing of thy praise without ceafing: O my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.


Pfalm xxxi. In te, Domine, with heavinefs, and my years with mourning.

Speravi. N thee, O Lord, have I 12 ftrength failed I put my truft; let me ne- because of mine iniquity, and

ver be put to confufion; deliver me in thy righteousness. 2 Bow down thine ear to me; make hafte to deliver me. 3 And be thou my ftrong rock, and house of defence, that thou mayefst save me;

4 For thou art my ftrong rock, and my caftle: be thou alfo my guide, and lead me for thy Name's fake.

5 Draw me out of the net that they have laid privily for me; for thou art my ftrength. 6 Into thy hands I commend my fpirit; for thou haft redeemed me, O Lord, thou God of truth.

7 I have hated them that hold of fuperftitious vanities, and my truft hath been in the Lord.

8 I will be glad, and rejoice in thy mercy; for thou haft confidered my trouble, and haft known my foul in adverfities.

9 Thou haft not fhut me up into the hand of the enemy, but haft fet my feet in a large room.

my bones are confumed.

13 I became a reproof among all mine enemies, but efpecially among my neighbours; and they of mine acquaintance were afraid of me; and they that did fee me without, conveyed themfelves from me.

14 I am clean forgotten as a dead man out of mind; I am become like a broken veffel.

15 For I have heard the blafphemy of the multitude, and fear is on every fide, while they confpire together against me, and take their counsel to take away my life.

16 But my hope hath been in thee, O Lord; I have said, Thou art my God.

17 My time is in thy hand; deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that perfecute me.

18 Show thy fervant the light of thy countenance, and fave me for thy mercies fake.

19 Let me not be confounded, O Lord, for I have called upon thee; let the ungodly be put to confufion, and be put to filence in the

10 Have mercy upon me, O Lord, for I am in trouble, and mine eye is confumed for very heavinefs; yea, my grave. foul and my body.

20 Let the lying lips be 11 For my life is waxen old put to filence, which cruelly,



disdainfully, and despitefully whom the Lord imputeth no fpeak against the righteous., fin, and in whose spirit there 21 O how plentiful is thy is no guile.. guile. (!) goodness, which thou haft laid up: for them that fear thee, and that thou haft prepared for them that put their truft in thee, even before the fons of men.

22 Thou shalt hide them privily by thine own prefence from the provoking of all men thou shalt keep them fecretly in thy tabernacle from the ftrife of tongues.

23 Thanks be to the Lord; for he hath showed me marvellous great kindness in a ftrong city.

24 And when I made hafte, I faid, I am caft out of the fight of thine eyes.


Nevertheless, thou heard eft the voice of my prayer, when I cried unto thee.

26 O love the Lord, all ye his faints; for the Lord preferveth them that are faithful, and plenteously rewardeth the proud doer.

27 Be ftrong, and he shall eftablish your heart, all ye that put your truft in the Lord.


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3 For whilft I held my tongue, my bones confumed away through my daily complaining.

4 For thy hand is heavy upon me day and night, and my moisture is like the drought in fummer.

5 I will acknowledge my fin unto thee, and mine unrighteousness have I not hid. 6 I faid, I will confefs my fins unto the Lord; and fo thou forgaveft the wickedness of my fin.

7 For this fhall every one that is godly make his prayer unto thee, in a time when thou mayeft be found; but in the great water floods they fhall not come nigh him.

8 Thou art a place to hide me in; thou fhalt preferve me from trouble; thou shalt compafs me about with fongs of deliverance.


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