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Ant. Remember not, O Lord, parents: neither take thou venour offences, nor those of our geance of our sins.

Psalm vi. Domine, ne in furore. 1. David, in deep affliction, prays for a mitigation of the Divine anger;

4. in consideration of God's mercy; 5. his glory ; 6. his own fopentance. 8. By faith he triumphs over his enemies.

1 O Lord, rebuke me not wash my bed : and water my in thine indignation : nor chas- couch with my tears. tise me in thy wrath.

7 Mine eye is troubled 2 Have mercy upon me, o through indignation : I have Lord, for I am weak : heal me, grown old among all mine O Lord, for my bones are enemies. troubled.

8 Depart from me, all ye 3 My soul also is troubled that work iniquity : for the exceedingly:but thou, O Lord, Lord hath heard the voice of how long?

my weeping. 4 Turn thee, O Lord, and 9 The Lord hath heard my deliver my soul: O save me supplication : the Lord hath for thy mercy's sake.

received my prayer. 5 For in death there is no 10 Let all mine enemies be one that remembereth thee: ashamed and sore vexed: let and who will give thee thanks them be turned back, and be in hell?

ashamed very speedily. 6 I have laboured in my Glory &c.' groanings, every night will I

Psalm xxxi. Beati quorum. 1. The blessedness of those whose sins are forgiven. 3. The misery of

impenitence. 6. Confession of sin brings ease, 8. safety, 14. joy:

1 Blessed are they whose whose sins are covered, iniquities are forgiven : and 2 Blessed is the man to

It is a pious custom to recite the seven penitential Psalms, respet. tively, by way of prayer against the seven deadly sins.

whom the Lord hath not im- the trouble which hath surputed sin : and in whose spirit rounded me: my joy, deliver there is no guile.

me from them that compass 3 Because I was silent, my me about. bones grew old: while I cried 10 I will give thee underaloud all the day long

standing, and will instruct thee 4 For day and night thy in the way, wherein thou shalt hand was heavy upon me: I go: I will fix mine eyes upon turned in my anguish, while thee. the thorn was fastened in me. 11 Be ye not like unto horse

õ I have acknowledged my and mule : which have no unsin unto thee : and my injus- derstanding. tice have I not concealed. 12 With bit and bridle bind

6 I said, I will confess against fast the jaws of those : who myself my injustice to the come not nigh unto thee. Lord: and thou forgavest the 13 Many are the scourges wickedness of my sin.

of the sinner : but mercy shall 7 For this shall every one compass him about that hopeth that is holy pray unto thee: in the Lord. in a seasonable time.

14 Be glad, O ye just, and 8 But in the flood of many rejoice in the Lord : and glory waters : they shall not come all ye that are right of heart. nigb unto him.

Glory &c. 9 Thou art my refuge from

Psalm xxxvii. Domine, ne in furore.

1. David's extreme anguish. 15. He hopes in God. 18. His resigna

tion and grief. 22. Prayer. 1 O Lord, rebuke me not the end : I go sorrowfully all in thine indignation : nor chas- the day long. tise me in thy wrath.

7 For my loins are filled 2 For thine arrows stick with illusions : and there is fast in me: and thou hast laid no soundness in my flesh. thy hand heavily upon me. 8 I am afflicted and humbled

3 There is no health in my exceedingly : I have roared for flesh because of thy wrath : the groaning of my heart. there is no rest to my bones 9 Lord, all my desire is bebecause of my sins.

fore thee : and my groaning is 4 For my iniquities are gone not hidden from thee. over my head : and, like a 10 My heart is troubled, my heavy burden, press sorely strength hath failed me : the upon me,

very light of mine eyes is gone *5 My wounds have putrified from me. and are corrupt : because of 11 My friends and my neighmy foolishness.

bours : drew near, and stood 6 I am become miserable, up against me. and am bowed down even to 12 They that were once nigh me stood afar off: and things against me. they that sought after my soul 18 For I am prepared for did violence against me. scourges : and my sorrow is

13 And they that sought to always before me. do me evil talked vanities : and 19" For I will confess mine imagined deceits all the day iniquity : and will think upon long.

my sin. 14 But I, as a deaf man, 20 But mine enemies live, heard not: and as one that is and are strengthened against dumb, who openeth not his me: and they that hate me mouth.

wrongfully are multiplied. 15 I became as a man that 21 They that render evil heareth not : and that hath for good spake against me: no reproofs in his mouth. because I followed goodness.

16 For in thee, O Lord, 22 Forsake me not, O Lord have I hoped: thou wilt hear my God: go not thou far from me, O Lord my God.

me. 17 For I said, Let not mine 23 Haste thee to my help: enemies at any time triumph O Lord God of my salvation. over me: and when my feet Glory &c. slip, they have spoken great

Psalm 1. Miserere. 1. David prays for remission of his sins; 8. for perfect sanctity. 17.

God delights not in sacrifice, but in a contrite heart. 19. David prays for the exaltation of the Church.

1 Have mercy upon me, o truth : the uncertain and hidGod : according to thy great den things of thy wisdom thon mercy.

hast made manifest unto me. 2 And according to the mul- 8 Thou shalt sprinkle me titude of thy tender mercies: with hyssop, and I shall be blot out my iniquity.

cleansed: thou shalt wash me, 3 Wash me yet more from and I shall be made whiter my iniquity : and cleanse me than snow. from my sin.

9 Thou shalt make me hear 4 For I acknowledge my of joy and gladness : and the iniquity : and my sin is always bones that were humbled shall before me.

rejoice. 5 Against thee only have I 10 Turn away thy face from sinned, and done evil in thy my sins : and blot out all my sight: that thou mayest be jus- iniquities. tified in thy words, and may- 11 Create in me a cleau est overcome when thou art heart, O God: and renew a judged.

right spirit within my bowels. 6 For behold, I was con- 12 Cast me not away from ceived in iniquities : and in sins thy presence: and take not thy did my mother conceive me. holy spirit from me.

7 For behold, thou hast loved 13 Restore unto me the joy

of thy salvation: and strength 18 The sacrifice of God is an en me with a perfect spirit. afflicted spirit: a contrite and

14 I will teach the unjust humble heart, O God, thou thy ways: and the wicked shall wilt not despise. be converted unto thee.

19 Deal favourably, O Lord, 15 Deliver me from blood- in thy good will with Sion : guiltiness, O God, thou God of that the walls of Jerusalem my salvation: and my tongue may be built up shall extol thy justice.

20 Then shalt thou accept 16 Thou shalt open my lips, the sacrifice of justice, oblaO Lord : and my mouth shall tions, and whole burnt-offerdeclare thy praise.

ings: then shall they lay calves 17 For if thou hadst desired upon thine altars. sacrifice, I would surely have given it: with burnt-offerings Glory &c. thou wilt not be delighted.

Psalm ci. Domine, exaudi.

1. The extreme affliction of the Psalmist. 12. The eternity and the

mercy of God, 19. to be recorded and praised by future generations. 26. The unchangeableness of God.

1 O Lord, hear my prayer: praised me have sworn together and let my cry come unto thee. against me.

2 Turn not away thy face 10 For I have eaten ashes from me : in the day when I as it were bread : and minam in trouble, incline thine gled my drink with weeping. ear unto me.

11 Because of thine indigna3 In what day soever I shall tion and wrath : for thou hast call upon thee: O hearken lifted me up and cast me down. unto me

12 My days are gone down 4 For my days are vanished like a shadow: and I am wilike smoke : and my bones are thered like grass. dried up like fuel for the fire. 13 But thou, O Lord, en

5 I am smitten as grass, and durest for ever : and thy memy heart is withered : for I morial to all generations... have forgotten to eat my bread. 14 Thou shalt arise and have

6 Through the voice of my mercy upen Sion : for it is time groaning: my bones have that thou have mercy upon her,

yea, the time is come." 7 I am become like a pelican 15 For thy servants have in the wilderness : and like a delighted in her stones : and night-raven in the house. they shall have compassion on

8 I have watched : and am the earth thereof. become like a sparrow that 16 The Gentiles shall fear sitteth alone on the house-top. thy name, O Lord : and all the

9 Mine enemies reviled me kings of the earth thy glory. all the day long: and they that 17 For the Lord hath built

ved to my flesh.

up Sion : and he shall be seen 24 He answered him in the in his glory.

way of his strength: Declare 18 He hath had regard unto unto me the fewness of my the prayer of the lowly: and days. hath not despised their peti- 25 Call me not away in the tion.

midst of my days: thy years 19 Let these things be writ- are unto generation and geneten for another generation : ration. and the people that shall be 26 Thou, Lord, in the begincreated shall praise the Lord. ning didst lay the foundations

20 For he hath looked down of the earth : and the heavens from his high and holy place : are the work of thy hands. out of heaven hath the Lord 27 They shall perish, but looked upon the earth.

thou endurest : and they all 21 That he might hear the shall grow old as a garment. groaning of them that are in 28 And as a vesture shalt fetters: that he might deliver thou change them, and they the children of the slain. shall be changed: but thou art

22 That they may declare the same, and thy years shall the name of the Lord in Sion : not fail. and his praise in Jerusalem. 29 The children of thy ser

23 When the people assemble vants shall continue : and their together : and kings, that they seed shall be directed for ever. may serve the Lord.

Glory &c.

Psalm cxxix. De profundis. The cry of a contrite heart imploring the Divine mercy. 1 Out of the depths have I 5 My soul hath waited ou cried unto thee, O Lord : Lord, his word: my soul hath hoped hear my voice.

in the Lord. 2 Oh, let thine ears consider 6 From the morning watch well : the voice of my suppli- even until night ; let Israel cation.

hope in the Lord. 3 If thou, O Lord, shalt 7 For with the Lord there mark iniquities : Lord, who is mercy: and with him is shall abide it?

plenteous redemption. 4 For with thee there is pro- 8 And he shall redeem Ispitiation : and because of thy rael : from all his iniquities. law I have waited for thee, O Glory &c. Lord.

Psalm cxlii. Domine, exaudi. 1. David prays for favour in judgment. 3. He represents his distress.

He prays for grace; 9. for deliverance; 10. for sanctification; 12. for victory over his enemies.

1 Hear my prayer, O Lord; thy truth: hearken unto me give ear to my supplication in for thy justice sake.

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