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PSALMS OF DAVID.

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THE FIRST DAY.
Morning Prayer.

PSALM 1. Beatus vir, qui non abiit fc.
LESSED is the man that hath not walked

in in the way of sinners : and hath not sat in the seat of the scornful.

2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord : and in his law will he exercise himself day and night.

3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the water-side : that will bring forth his fruit in due season.

4 His leaf also shall not wither : and look, whatsoever he doeth, it shall

prosper. 5 As for the ungodly, it is not so with them : but they are like the chaff, which the wind scattereth

away

from the face of the earth. 6 Therefore the ungodly shall not be able to stand in the judgement : neither the sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

7 But the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous : and the way of the ungodly shall perish.

PSALM II. Quare fremuerunt gentes?
THY do the heathen so furiously rage

together : and why do the people imagine a vain thing?

2 The kings of the earth stand up, and the rulers take counsel together : against the Lord, and against his Anointed.

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3 Let us break their bonds asunder : and

their cords from us. 4 He that dwelleth in heaven shall laugh them to scorn : the Lord shall have them in derision.

5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath : and vex them in his sore displeasure.

6 Yet have I set my King : upon my holy hill of Sion.

7 I will preach the law, whereof the Lord hath said unto me : Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee.

8 Desire of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance : and the utmost parts of the earth for thy. possession.

9 Thou shalt bruise them with a rod of iron : and break them in pieces like a potter's vessel.

10 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings : be learned, ye that are judges of the earth.

11 Serve the Lord in fear : and rejoice unto him with reverence.

12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and so ye perish from the right way : if his wrath be kindled, (yea, but a little,) blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

PSALM III. Domine, quid multiplicati ?
ORD, how are they increased that trouble

my soul :

2 Many one there be that

say

of There is no help for him in his God.

3 But thou, O Lord, art my defender : thou art my worship, and the lifter up of my head. 4 I did call upon the Lord with

my

voice : and he heard me out of his holy hill.

PSALM IV.

Cum invocarem.

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5 I laid me down and slept, and rose up again : for the Lord sustained me.

6 I will not be afraid for ten thousands of the people : that have set themselves against me round about.

7 Up, Lord, and help me, O my God : for thou smitest all mine enemies upon the cheek-bone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly

& Salvation belongeth unto the Lord : and thy blessing is upon thy people.

EAR me when I call, O God of my righ

teousness : thou hast set me at liberty when I was in trouble; have mercy upon me, and hearken unto my prayer. 2 O ye sons of men, how long will

ye

blaspheme mine honour : and have such pleasure in vanity, and seek after leasing ?

3 Know this also, that the Lord hath chosen to himself the man that is godly : when I call upon

the Lord, he will hear me. 4 Stand in awe, and sin not : commune with your own heart, and in your chamber, and be still.

5 Offer the sacrifice of righteousness : and put your trust in the Lord.

6 There be many that say : Who will shew us any good ?

7 Lord, lift thou up : the light of thy countenance upon us.

8 Thou hast put gladness in my heart : since the time that their corn, and wine, and oil, increased. 9 I will lay me down in peace,

and take my

rest : for it is thou, Lord, only, that makest me dwell in safety.

PSALM V. Verba mea auribus.

PONDER

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ONDER my words, O Lord : consider

my meditation. 2 O hearken thou unto the voice of my

call, ing, my King, and my God : for unto thee will I make my prayer.

3 My voice shalt thou hear betimes, 0 Lord : early in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.

4 For thou art the God that hast no pleasure in wickedness : neither shall any evil dwell with thee.

5 Such as be foolish shall not stand in thy sight : for thou hatest all them that work vanity.

6 Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing : the Lord will abhor both the bloodthirsty and deceitful man.

7 But as for me, I will come into thine house, even upon the multitude of thy mercy : and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.

8 Lead me, O Lord, in thy righteousness, because of mine enemies : make thy way plain before

my

face. 9 For there is no faithfulness in his mouth : their inward parts are very wickedness.

10 Their throat is an open sepulchre : they flatter with their tongue.

11 Destroy thou them, O God; let them perish through their own imaginations : cast them out in the multitude of their ungodliness; for they have rebelled against thee.

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12 And let all them that put their trust in thee rejoice : they shall ever be giving of thanks, because thou defendest them; they that love thy Name shall be joyful in thee;

13 For thou, Lord, wilt give thy blessing unto the righteous : and with thy favourable kindness wilt thou defend him as with a shield.

Evening Prayer.

PSALM VI. Domine, ne in furore. O

LORD, rebuke me not in thine indig

nation : neither chasten me in thy displeasure.

2 Have mercy upon me, O Lord, for I am weak : 0 Lord, heal me, for my bones are vexed.

3 My soul also is sore troubled : but, Lord, how long wilt thou punish me? 4 Turn thee, O Lord, and deliver my

soul : O save me for thy mercy's sake.

5 For in death no man remembereth thee : and who will give thee thanks in the pit?

6 I am weary of my groaning; every night wash I

my bed : and water my couch with

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my tears.

7 My beauty is gone for very trouble : and worn away because of all mine enemies. 8 Away from me,

all
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that work vanity : for the Lord hath heard the voice of my weeping.

9 The Lord hath heard my petition : the Lord will receive my prayer.

10 All mine enemies shall be confounded, and sore vexed : they shall be turned back, and put to shame suddenly.

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