The' nngodly seeketłi coun. I have been young, and now sel against the just; and gnash-am old, and yet saw I never eth upon him with his teeth. the righteous forsaken, nor

The Lord shall laugh him his seed begging their bread. to scorn, for he hath seen The righteous is ever mer. that his day is coming. ciful, and lendeth; and his

Theungodly have drawn out seed is blessed. the sword, and have bent their Flee from evil, and do the bow, to cast down the poor and thing that is good, and dwell needy, and to slay such as are for evermore. of a right conversation. For the Lord loveth the

Theirsword shall go through thing that is right; he forsatheir own heart, and their keth not his that be godly, but bow shall be broken. they are preserved for ever.

A small thing that the righ. The unrighteous shall be teous hath, is better than great punished; as for the seed of the riches of the ungodly ; ungodly, it shall be rooted out.

Forthe arms of the ungodly The righteous sliall inherit shall be broken, and the Lord the land, and dwell therein upholdeth the righteous.

for ever. The Lord knoweth the days The mouth of the righteous of the godly; and their inhe-is exercised in wisdom, and ritance shall endure for ever. This tongue will be talking of

They shall not be confound- judgment. ed in the perilous time; 'and The law of his God is in his in the days of dearth they heart, and his goings shall not shall have enough.

slide. As for the ungodly, they! The ungodly seeth the righshall perish, and the enemies teous, and seeketh occasion of the Lord shall consume as to slay him. the fat of lambs; yed, eren The Lord will not leave as the smoke shall they con- him in his hand, nor condemn sume away.

him when he is judged. The ungodly borroweth, and Hope thou in the Lord, and payeth not again; but the righ-keep his way, and he shall lenus is merciful and liberal. promote thee, that thou shalt

Such as are blessed of God, possess the land : when the shall possess the land ; and ungodly shall perish, thou they that are cursed of him, shalt see it. shall be rooted out.

I myself have seen the un. The Lord ordereth a good godiy in great power, and flou. man's going, and maketh his rishing like a green bay-tree. Ways acceptable to himself. I went by, and lo, he was

Though he fall, he shall not gone: I sought him, but his be cast away; for the Lord place could no where be found. npholdeth him with his hand. Keep innocency, and take

teous cometh of the Costa, LORD, who shall dwell in


heed unto the thing that is! But the Lord knoweth the right; for that shall bring a way of the righteous; and man peace at the last. the way of the ungodly shall

As for the transgressors, they perish. shall perish together : and the end of the ungodly is, they

Psalm xy. Domine, quis ha.

bitabit ? shall be rooted out at the last.


thy tabernacle? or who who is also their strength in shall rest upon thy holy hill ? the time of trouble.

Even he that leadeth an And the Lord shall stand by uncorrupt life, and doeth the them, and save them ; he shall thing which is right, and speakdeliver them from the ungodly, eth the truth from his heart : and shall save them, because He that hath used no deceit they put their trust in him.

in his tongue, nor done evil to

his neighbour, and hath not SELECTION V.

slandered his neighbour : Psalm i. Beatus vir, qui non He that setteth not by him. abit.

self, but is lowly in his own LESSED is the man that eyes, and maketh much of

hath not walked in the them that fear the Lord : counsel of the ungodly, nor He that sweareth unto his. stood in the way of sinners, neighbour, and disappointeth and hath not sat in the seat of him not, though it were to his the scornful :

own hindrance : But his delight is in the law He that hath not given his of the Lord ; and in his law money upon usury, nor taken will he exercise himself day reward against the innocent: and night.

Whoso doeth these things, And he shall be like a tree shall never fall. planted by the water-side, that will bring forth his fruit in

Psalm xci. Qui habitat. due season.

HOSO dwelleth under His leaf also shall not wither; the defence of the Most and look, whatsoever he do- High, shall abide under the eth, it shall prosper.

shadow of the Almighty. As for the ungodly, it is not I will say unto the Lord, so with them, but they are Thou art my hope, and my like the chaff which the wind strong hold; my God, in him scattereth away from the face will I trust. of the earth.

For he shall deliver thee. Therefore the ungodly shall from the snare of the hunter, not be able to stand in the judg- and from the noisome pestiment, neitherthe sinners in the lence. congregation of the righteous. He shall defend thee under


his wings, and thou shalt bel SELECTION VI. safe under his feathers; his From Psalm xxxii. Beati, faithfulness and truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

quorum. Thou shalt not be afraid of BLES

LESSED is he whose unany terror by night, nor for

righteousness is forgiven, the arrow that flieth by day/

and whose sin is covered. For the pestilence that walk. Blessed is the man unto whom eth in darkness, nor the sick. the Lord imputeth no sir., and dess that destroyeth in the in whose spirit there is no guile. inoon-day.

I will acknowledge my sin A thousand shall fall beside unto thee ; and mine unrightethee, and ten thousand at thy ousness have I not hid. right hand; but it shall not

I said, I will confess my sins come nigh thee.

unto the Lord; and so thou forYea, with thine eyes shalt gavest the wickedness of my thou bedold, and see the re

sin. ward of the ungodly.

For this shall every one that For thou, Lord, art my

is godly make his prayer unto hope ; thou hast set thine house thee, in a time when thou of defence very higb.

mayest be found; but in the There shall no evil happen great water floods they shall unto thee, neither shall any

not come nigh him. plague come nighthy dwelling.

Thou art a place to hide me For he shall give his angelsin; thou shalt preserve me

from trouble; thou shalt comcharge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

pass me about with songs of

deliverance They shall bear thee in their hands ; that thou hurt not thy

I will inform thee, and teach foot against a stone.

thee in the way wherein thou Thou shalt go upon the lion shalt go; and I will guide thee and adder ; the young lion and with mine eye. the dragon shalt thou tread Great plagues remain for under thy feet.

the ungodly ; but whoso putBecause he hath set his love teth his trust in the Lord,

on upon me, therefore will I de-mercy embraceth him liver him ; I will set him up,


side. because he hath known my

Be glad, Oye righteous,

and rejoice in the Lord; and He shall call upon me, and be joyful, all ye that are true

of heart. I will hear him ; yea, I am with him in trouble ; I will deliver Psalm cxxx, De profundis. him, and bring him to honour.

UT of him, and show him my salva Hon.

Lord, hear my voice.


With long life will I satisfy called unto thee, O Lord ;


O let thine ears considerwell! The Lord shall preserve thy the voice of my complaint. going out and thy coming in,

If thou, Lord, wilt be ex- from this time forth for ever treme to mark what is done more. amiss, () Lord, who may abide it?

SELECTION VII. For there is mercy with

Psalm xxiii. Dominus regit thee ; therefore shalt thou be feared. I look for the Lord; my

HE Lord is my shepherd; soul doth wait for him ; in his

therefore can I lack no. word is my trust.

thing. My soul feeth unto the Lord He shall feed me in a green before the morning watch ; 1 pasture, and lead me forth besay, before the morning watch, side the waters of comfort.

O Israel, trust in the Lord; He shall convert my soul, for with the Lord there is and bring me forth in the mercy, and with him is plen. paths of righteousness for his teous redemption.

Name's sake. And he shall redeem Israel Yea, though I walk through froin all his sios.

the valley of the shadow of

death, I will fear no evil; for Psalm cxxi. Levavi oculos thou art with me; thy rod and Tiicos

Hij sta

Giacombuit mc. WILL lift up mine eyes unto

Thou shalt prepare a table the hills, from whence before me against them that cometh my help.

trouble me; thou hast anoint. My help cometh even from sed my head with oil, and my the Lord, who hath made hea-cup shall be full. ven and earth.

But thy loving kindness and He will not suffer thy foot mercy shall follow me all the to be moved, and he that keep-days of my life ; and I will eth thee will not sleep. dwell in the house of the Lord

Behold, he that keepeth Is-for ever. rael shall neither slumber nor Psalm xxxiv. Benedicam sleep.

Domino, The Lord himself is thy kceper; the Lord is thy de- I WIL .. always give thanks

: unto the ; So that the sun shall not shall ever be in my mouth. burn thee by day; neither the My soul shall make her boast moon by night.

in the Lord ; the humble shall The Lord shall preserve hear thereof, and be glad. thee from all evil : yea, it is () praise the Lord with me; even he that shall keep thy and let us magnify his Name soul.



I sought the Lord, and he who are of a contrite heart, heard me; yea, he delivered and will save such as are of an me out of all my fear. humble spirit.

They had an eye unto him, Great are the troubles of and were lightened ; and their the righteous; but the Lord, faces were not ashamed, delivereth him out of all.

Lo, the poor crieth, and He keepeth all his bones, so the Lord heareth him; yea, that nonc of them is broken. and saveth him out of all his But misfortune shall slay the troubles.

ungodly; and they that hate The Angel of the Lord tar- the righteous shall be desolate. rieth round about them thay The Lord delivereth the fear him, and delivereth them. souls of his servants; and all

O taste, and see, how gra- they that put their trust in him cious the Lord is: blessed is shall not be destitute. the man that trusteth in him.

Psalm Ixv. Te decet hymnus. O fear the Lord, ye that

CHOUO , feap him lack nothing.

The lions do lack, and suf- thee shall the vow be perform, fer hunger ; but they who seekled in Jerusalem. the Lord shall want no manner Thou that hearest the of thing that is good. prayer, unto thee shall all

Come, ye children, and Nesh come. hearken unto me; I will teach My misdeeds prevail against you the fear of the Lord. me : O be thou merciful unto

What man is he that lusteth our sins. to live, and would fain see Blessed is the man whom good days?

thou choosest, and receivest Keep thy tongue from evil, unto thee: he shall dwell in and thy lips, that they speak thy court, and shall be satisfied no guile.

with the pleasures of thy house, Eschew evil, and do good ;feven of thy holy temple. seek peace, and ensue it. Thou shalt show us wonder-

The eyes of the Lord are ful things in thy righteousness, over the righteous, and his ears O God of our salvation; thou are open unto their prayers. that art the hope of all the

The countenance of the Lordjends of the eorth, and of them: is against them that do evil that remain in the broad sea. to root out the remembrance Who in his strength setteth of them from the earth. fast the mountains, and is .

The righteous cry, and the girded about with power. Lord heareth them, and deli Who stilleth the raging of vereth them out of all their the sea, and the noise of his Lroubles.

waves, and the madness ofi The Lord is nigh unto those the people.

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