O my God.


21 Thou art my helper and re 2 My soul is athirst for God, deemer; make no long tarrying, yea, even for the living God: When

shall I come to appear before the EVENING PRAYER.

presence of God? Psalm 41. Beatus qui intelligit. 3 My tears have been my meat LESSED is he that consider-day and night, while they daily say

eth the poor and needy; the unto me, Where is now thy God? Lord shall deliver him in the time 4 Now when I think thereupon, of trouble.

I pour out my heart by myself; for 2 The Lord preserve him, and I went with the multitude, and keephim alive, that he may be bless- brought them forth into the house ed upon earth; and deliver not thou of God; him into the will of his enemies. 5 In the voice of praise and

3 The Lord comfort him when thanksgiving, among such as keep he lieth sick upon his bed; make holy-day. thou all his bed in his sickness.

6 Why art thou so full of heavi. 4 I said, Lord be merciful unto ness, O my soul ? and why art me; heal my soul, for I have sin- thou so disquieted within me? ned against thee.

7 Put thy trust in God; for I 5 Mine enemies speak evil of will yet give him thanks for the me; When shall he die, and his help of his countenance. name perish ?

8 My God, my soul is vexed 6 And if he come to see me, he within me; therefore will I respeaketh vanity, and his heart con-member thee concerning the land ceiveth falsehood within himself; of Jordan, and the little hill of and when he cometh forth, he tell- Hermon. eth it.

9 One deep calleth another, be7 All mine enemies whisper to-cause of the noise of the watergether against me, even against me pipes; all thy waves and storms do they imagine this evil.

are gone over me. 8 Let the sentence of guiltiness 10 The Lord hath granted his proceed against him, and now that loving kindness in the day-time, he lieth, let him rise up no more. and in the night-season did I sing

9 Yea, even mine own familiar of him, and made my prayer unto friend whom I trusted, who did the God of my life. also eat of my bread, hath laid 11 I will say unto the God of great wait for me.

my strength, Why hast thou for10 But be thou merciful unto gotten me? Why go I thus heavily, me, O Lord; raise thou me up while the enemy oppresseth me? again, and I shall reward them. 12 My bones are smitten asunder

11 By this I know thou favour- as with a sword, while mine eneest me, that mine enemy doth not mies that trouble me cast ine in triumph against me.

the teeth; 12 And when I am in my health, 13 Namely, while they say daily thou upholdest me, and shall set unto me, Where is now thy God? me before thy face for ever.

14 Why art thou so vexed, O 13 Blessed be the Lord God of my soul? and why art thou so Israel, world without end. Amen. disquieted within me? Psalm 42. Quemadmodum.

15 O put thy trust in God; for I IKE as the hart desireth the will yet'thank him, which is the

water-brooks, so longeth my help of my countenance, and my soul after thee, O God.


Psalm 43. Judica me, Deus. 7 For I will not trust in my GIMI MIVE sentence with me, O God, bow; it is not my sword that shall

and defend my cause against help me. the ungodly people; O deliver me 8 But it is thou that savest us from the deceitful and wicked man; from our enemies, and puttest them

2 For thou art the God of my to confusion that hate us. strength: why hast thou put me 9 We make our boast of God from thee? and why go I so heavily, all day long, and will praise thy while the enemy oppresseth me? name for ever.

3 0 send out thy light and thy 10 But now thou art far off, truth, that they may lead me, and and puttest us to confusion; and bring me unto thy holy hill, and to goest not forth with our armies. thy dwelling,

11 Thou makest us to turn our 4 And that I may go unto the backs upon our enemies, so that altar of God, even into the God they which hate us spoil our goods. of my joy and gladness; and upon 12 Thou lettest us be eaten up the harp will I give thanks unto like sheep, and hast scattered us thee, O God, my God.

among the heathen. 5 Why art thou so heavy, O 13 Thou sellest thy people for my soul ? and why art thou so dis- nought, and takest no money for quieted within me ?

them. 6 O put thy trust in God; for I 14 Thou inakest us to be rewill yet give him thanks, which is buked of our neighbours, to be the help of my countenance, and laughed to scorn, and had in deri

sion of them that are round about

my God.



The ninth Day.

15 Thou makest is to be a byMORNING PRAYER. word among the heathen, and that Psalm 44. Deus, auribus. the people shake their heads at us. VE have heard with our ears, 16 My confusion is daily before

O God, our fathers have me, and the shame of my face told us what thou hast done in their hath covered me; time of old.

17 For the voice of the slander2 How thou hast driven out the er and blasphemer, for the enemy heathen with thy hand, and plant- and avenger, . ed them in; how thou hast de 18 And though all this be come stroyed the nations, and cast them upon us, yet do we not forget thee, out.

nor behave ourselves frowardly in 3 For they gat not the land thy covenant. in possession through their own 19 Our heart is not turned back, sword, neither was it their own neither our steps gone out of thy arm that helped them ;

way ; 4 But thy right hand, and thine 20 No, not when thou hast smitarm, and the light of thy counte- ten us into the place of dragons, nance; because thou hadst a fa- land covered us with the shadow vour unto them.

of death. 5 Thou art my King, O God; 21 If we have forgotten the name send help unto Jacob.

of our God, and holden up our 6 Through thee will we over- hands to any strange god, shall not throw our enemies, and in thy God search it out? for he knoweth name will we tread them under the very secrets of the heart. that rise up against us.

22 For thy sake also are we kill

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ed all the day long, and are count- a vesture of gold, wrought about ed as sheep appointed to be slain. with divers colours.

23 Up, Lord, why sleepest thou? 11 Hearken, O daughter, and awake, and be not absent from us consider; incline thine ear; forget for ever.

also thine own people, and thy 24 Wherefore bidest thou thy father's house. face, and forgettest our misery and 12 So shall the King have pleatrouble?

sure in thy beauty; for he is thy 25 For our soul is brought low, Lord God, and worship thou him. even unto the dust; our belly 13 And the daughter of Tyre cleaveth unto the ground. shall be there with a gift; like as

26 Arise, and help us, and de- the rich also among the people liver us, for thy mercies' sake. shall make their supplication bePsalm 45. Eructavit cor meum. fore thee.

Y heart is inditing of a good 14 The King's daughter is all

matter; I speak of the things glorious within; her clothing is of which I have made unto the wrought gold. King.

15 She shall be brought unto 2 My tongue is the pen of a the King in raiment of needleready writer.

work; the virgins that be her fel. 3 Thou art fairer than the chil- lows shall bear her company, and dren of men; full of grace are thy shall be brought unto thee. lips, because God hath blessed thee 16 With joy and gladness shall for ever.

they be brought, and shall enter 4 Gird thee with thy sword up- into the King's palace. on thy thigh, O thou most mighty, 17 Instead of thy fathers thou according to thy worship and re-shalt have children, whom thou nown.

mayest make princes in all lands. 5 Good luck have thou with 18 I will remember thy name thine honour: ride on, because of from one generation to another; the word of truth, of meekness and therefore shall the people give righteousness, and thy right hand thanks unto thee, world without shall teach thee terrible things. end.

6 Thy arrows are very sharp, Psalm 46. Deus noster refugium. and the people shall be subdued Gavery present help in trouble unto thee, even in the midst

among the King's enemies.

2 Therefore will we not fear, 7 Thy seat, O God, endureth though the earth be moved, and for ever; the sceptre of thy king-though the hills be carried into dom is a right sceptre.

the midst of the sea. 8 Thou hast loved righteousness, 3 Though the waters thereof and hated iniquity; wherefore God, jrage and swell, and though the even thy God, hath anointed thee mountains shake at the tempest of with the oil of gladness above thy the same. fellows.

4 The rivers of the flood thereof 9 All thy garments smell of shall make glad the city of God; myrrh, aloes, and cassia; out of the holy place of the tabernacle of the ivory palaces, whereby they the Most Highest. have made thee glad.

5 God is in the midst of her, 10 Kings' daughters were among therefore shall she not be removed; thy honourable women; upon thy God shall help her, and that right right hand did stand the queen in early.

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6 The heathen make much ado, Psalm 48. Magnus Dominus. and the kingdoms are moved; but God hath showed his voice, and the earth shall melt away. our God, even upon his holy hill.

7 The Lord of hosts is with us; 2 The hill of Sion is a fair place, the God of Jacob is our refuge. and the joy of the whole earth; up

8 O coine hither, and behold on the north side lieth the city of the works of the Lord, what de- the great King: God is well known struction he liath brought upon in her palaces as a sure refuge. the earth.

3 For lo, the kings of the earth 9 He maketh wars to cease in all are gathered, and gone by together. the world; he breaketh the bow, 4 They marvelled to see such and knappeth the spear in sunder, things; they were astonished, and and burneth the chariots in the suddenly cast down. fire.

5 Fear came there upon them; 10 Be still then, and know that and sorrow, as upon a woman in I am God: I will be exalted among her travail. the heathen, and I will be exalted 6 Thou shalt break the ships of in the earth.

the sea through the east wind. 11 The Lord of hosts is with us; 7 Like as we have heard, so have the God of Jacob is our refuge. we seen in the city of the Lord of

EVENING PRAYER. hosts, in the city of our God; God Psalm 47. Omnes gentes, plaudite. upholdeth the same for ever.

CLAP your hands together, 8 wait thy loving kind

all ye people: O sing unto God ness, O God, in the midst of thy with the voice of melody. temple.

2 For the Lord is high, and to 9 O God, according to thy name, be feared; he is the great King up- so is thy praise unto the world's on all the earth.

end ; thy right hand is full of right3 He shall subdue the people eousness. under us, and the nations under 10 Let the mount Sion rejoice,

and the daughter of Judah be glad, 4 He shall choose out an heri- because of thy judgments. tage for us, even the worship of 11 Walk about Sion, and go Jacob, whom he loved.

round about her; and tell the tow5 God is gone up with a merry ers thereof. noise, and the Lord with the sound 12 Mark well her bulwarks, set of the trump.

up her houses, that ye may tell 6 O sing praises, sing praises them that come after. unto our God; O sing praises, 13 For this God is our God for sing praises unto our King. ever and ever: He shall be our

7 For God is the King of all the guide unto death. earth; sing ye praises with under Psalm 49. Audite hæc, omnes. standing.

8 God reigneth over the heathen; ponder it with your ears, all God sitteth upon his holy seat. ye that dwell in the world;

9 The princes of the people 2 High and low, rich and poor, are joined unto the people of one with another. the God of Abraham; for God, 3 My mouth shall speak of wiswhich is very high exalted, doth dom, and my heart shall muse of defend the eartb as it were with a understanding. shield.

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parable, and show my dark speech self, men will speak good of thee. upon the barp.

19 He shall follow the genera5 Wherefore should I fear in tion of his fathers, and shall never the days of wickedness, and when see light. the wickedness of

heels com-

20 Man being in honour hath passeth me round about?

no understanding, but is compared 6 There be some that put their unto the beasts that perish. trust in their goods, and boast themselves in the multitude of

The tenth Day. their riches;

MORNING PRAYER. 7 But no man may deliver his Psalm 50. Deus deorum. brother, nor make agreement unto NHE Lord, even the most mighGod for him :

ty God, hath spoken, and 8 For it cost more to redeem called the world, from the rising their souls; so that he must let up of the sun unto the going down that alone for ever;

thereof. 9 Yea, though he live long, and 2 Out of Sion hath God apsee not the grave.

peared in perfect beauty. 10 For he seeth that wise men 3 Our God shall come, and also die and perish together, as shall not keep silence; there shall well as the ignorant and foolish, go before him a consuming fire, and leave their riches for other. and a mighty tempest shall be stir

11 And yet they think that their red up round about him. houses shall continue for ever, and 4 He shall call the heaven from that their dwelling places shall above, and the earth, that he may endure from one generation to judge his people. another; and call the lands after 5 Gather may saints together their own names.

unto me; those that have made a 12 Nevertheless, man will not covenant with me with sacrifice. abide in honour, seeing he may 6 And the heavens shall declare be compared unto the beasts that his righteousness; for God is judge perish; this is the way of them. himself.

13 This is their foolishness, and 7 Hear, O my people, and I will their posterity praise their saying. speak; I myself will testify against

14 They lie in the hell like thee, O Israel; for I am God, even sheep; death gnaweth upon them, thy God. and the righteous shall have do

8 I will not reprove

reprove thee because minion over them in the morning : of thy sacrifices, or for thy burnttheir beauty shall consume in the offerings; because they were not sepulchre out of their dwelling. alway before me.

15 But God hath delivered my 9 I will take no bullock out of soul from the place of hell; for he thine house, 'nor he-goat out of thy shall receive me.

folds ; 16 Be not thou afraid, though 10 For all the beasts of the forest one be made rich, or if the glory are mine, and so are the cattle upon of his house be increased; a thousand hills.

17 For he shall carry nothing 11 I know all the fowls upon away with him when he dieth, the mountains, and the wild beasts neither shall his pomp follow him of the field are in my sight.

18 For while he lived, he count 12 If I be hungry, I will not tell ed himself an happy man; and thee; for the whole world is mine, so long as thou doest well unto thy- and all that is therein.

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