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fied in thy saying, and clear when I pour out my heart by myself; thou art judged.

for I went with the multitude, Behold, I was shapen in wick and brought them forth into the edness, and in sin hath my mo- house of God, ther conceived me.

In the voice of praise and But lo, thou requirest truth in thanksgiving, among such as the inward parts, and shalt make keep holy-day. meto understand wisdom secretly. Why art thou so full of heavi.

Thou shalt purge me with hys- ness, O my soul ? and why art sop, and I shall be clean; thou thou so disquieted within me? shalt wash me, and I shall be Put thy trust in God; for I will whiter than snow.

yet give him thanks for the help Thou shalt make me hear of joy of his countenance. and gladness, that the bones which The Lord hath granted his thou hast broken may rejoice. loving-kindness in the day-time;

Turn thy face from my sins, and in the night-season did I sing and put out all my misdeeds.

of him, and made my prayer unMake me a clean heart, O God, to the God of my life. and renew a right spirit within I will say unto the God of my

strength, Why hast thou forgotten Cast me not away from thy me? why go I thus heavily,

while presence, and take not thy Holy the enemy oppresseth me? Spirit from me.

Namely, while they say daily O give me the comfort of thy unto me, Where is now thy God? help again, and stablish me with Why art thou so vexed, O my thy free Spirit.

soul ? and why art thou so dis. Then shall I teach thy ways quieted within me? unto the wicked, and sinners O put thy trust in God; for I will shall be converted unto thee. yet thank him, who is the help

Deliver me from blood-guilti- of my countenance and my God. ness, O God, thou that art the God of my health; and my tongue

SELECTION IV. shall sing of thy righteousness. Psalm 37. Noli æmuluri.

Thou shalt open my lips, 0 F Rhe ungodly neither be thou Lord, and my mouth shall show thy praise.

envious against the evil doers: For thou desirest no sacrifice, For they shall soon be cut else would I give it thee; but thou down like the grass, and be withdelightest not in burnt-offerings. ered even as the green herb.

The sacrifice of God is a troubled Put thou thy trust in the Lord, spirit: a broken and contrite heart, and be doing good; dwell in the O God, shalt thou not despise. land, and verily thou shalt be From Psalm 42. Quemadmodum. fed.

the , water-brooks, so longeth my shall give thee thy heart's desire. soul after thee, O God.

Commit thy way unto the My soul is athirst for God, yea, Lord, and put thy trust in him, even for the living God: When and he shall bring it to pass. shall I come to appear before He shall make thy righteousthe presence of God?

ness as clear as the light; and My tears have been my meat thy just dealing as the noon-day: day and night; while they daily say Hold thee still in the Lord, and unto me, Where is now thy God? abide patiently upon him; but

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way doth prosper, against the man The Lord ordereth a goodman's that doeth after evil counsels. going, and maketh his ways acLeave off from wrath, and let go ceptable to himself. displeasure ; fret not thyself, else Though he fall, he shall not be shalt thou be moved to do evil. cast away; for the Lord uphold

Wicked doers shall be rooted eth him with his hand. out; and they that patiently abide I have been young, and now the Lord, those shall inherit the am old, and yet saw I never the land.

righteous forsaken, nor his seed Yet a little while, and the un- begging their bread. godly shall be clean gone; thou The righteous is ever merciful, shalt look after his place, and he and lendeth; and his seed is shall be away:

blessed. But the meek spirited shall pos- Flee from evil, and do the thing sess the earth, and shall be refresh that is good, and dwell for evered in the multitude of peace.

The ungodly seeketh counsel For the Lord loveth the thing against the just, and gnasheth that is right; he forsaketh not his upon him with his teeth: that be godly, but they are pre

The Lord shall laugh him to served for ever. scorn; for he hath seen that his The unrighteous shall be puday is coming

nished; as for the seed of the unThe ungodly have drawn out godly, it shall be rooted out. the sword, and have bent their The righteous shall inherit the bow, to cast down the poor and land, and dwell therein for ever. needy, and to slay such as are of The mouth of the righteous is a right conversation.

exercised in wisdom, and his Their sword shall go through tongue will be talking of judg: their own heart, and their bow ment. shall be broken.

The law of his God is in his A small thing that the righteous heart, and bis goings shall not hath, is better than great riches of slide. the ungodly;

Theungodly seeth the righteous, For the arms of the ungodly and seeketh occasion to slay him. shall be broken, and the Lord The Lord will not leave him in upholdeth the righteous. his hand, nor condemn him when

The Lord knoweth the days of he is judged. the godly; and their inheritance Hope thou in the Lord, and shall endure for ever.

keep his way, and he shall proThey shall not be confounded mote thee, that thou shalt possess In the perilous time; and in the the land: when the ungodly shall days of dearth they shall have perish, thou shalt see it. enough.

I myself have seen the ungodly As for the ungodly, they shall in great power, and flourishing perish, and the enemies of the like a green bay-tree. Lord shall consume as the fat of I went by, and lo, he was gone: lambs; yea, even as the smoke I sought him, but his place could sball they consume away,

no where be found. The ungodly borroweth, and Keep innocency, and take heed payeth not again; but the righte- unto the thing that is right; for ous is merciful and liberal. that shall bring a man peace at

Such as are blessed of God, shall the last. possess the land; and they that are As for the transgressors, they, cursed of him, shall be rooted out. sball perish together; and the end

of the ungodly is, they shall be maketh much of them that fear rooted out at the last.

the Lord : But the salvation of the righte- He that sweareth unto his ous cometh of the Lord, who is neighbour, and disappointeth him also their strength in the time of not, though it were to his own trouble.

hindrance: And the Lord shall stand by He that hath not given his mo them, and save them; he shall ney upon usury, nor taken re deliver them from the ungodly, ward against the innocent: and shall save them, because they Whoso doeth these things, shall put their trust in him.

never fall.

Psalm 91. Qui habitat. SELECTION V. WHoso dwelleth under the

defence of the Most High, Psalm 1. Beatus vir, qui non abiit. shall abide under the shadow of LESSED is the man that hath the Almighty.

I will say unto the Lord, Thou the ungodly, nor stood in the way art my hope, and my strong bold; of sinners, and hath not sat in the my God, in him will I trust. seat of the scornful:

For he shall deliver thee from But his delight is in the law of the snare of the hunter, and from the Lord; and in his law will be the noisome pestilence. exercise himself day and night. He shall defend three under his

And he shall be like a tree plant- wings, and thou shalt be safe uned by the water-side, that will der his feathers; his faithfulness bring forth his fruit in due season. and truth shall be thy shield and

His leaf also shall not wither; buckler. and look, whatsoever he doeth, it Thou shalt not be afraid of any

terror by night, nor for the arrow As for the ungodly, it is not so that flieth by day; with them, but they are like the For the pestilence that walketh chaff which the wind scattereth in darkness,nor forthesiekness that away from the face of the earth. destroyeth in the noon-day.

Therefore the ungodly shall not A thousand shall fall beside be able to stand in the judgment, thee, and ten thousand at thy neither the sinners in the congre-right hand; but it shall not come gation of the righteous. nigh thee.

But the Lord knoweth the way Yea, with thine eyes shalt thou of the righteous; and the way of behold, and see the reward of the the ungodly shall perish. ungodly. Psalm 15. Domine, quis habitabit? For ihou, Lord, art my hope;

ORD, who shall dwell in thy thou hast set thine house of de

tabernacle? or who shall rest fence very high. upon thy holy bill?

There shall no evil happen unEven he that leadeth an uncor. to thee, neither shall any plague rupt life, and doeth the thing come nigh thy dwelling: which is right, and speaketh the For he shall give his Angels truth from his heart:

charge over thee, to keep thee in He that hath used no deceit in all thy ways. his tongue, nor done evil to his They shall bear thee in their neighbour, and hath not slander- hands; that thou hurt not thy foot ed his neighbour:

against a stone. He that setteth not by himself; Thou shalt go upon the lion Poul is lowly in his own eyes, audi vad adder; the young lion and

shall prosper.

Briebseeusness is forgiven, and fresalan han. Sin

Levavi oculos meos.

the dragon shalt thou tread underIf thou, Lord, wilt be extreme thy feet.

to mark what is done amiss, O Because he hath set bis love Lord, who may abide it? upon me, therefore will I deliver For there is mercy with thee; him ; I will set him up, because therefore shalt thou be feared. he hath known my name.

I look for the Lord; my soul He shall call upon me, and I doth wait for him; in his word is will hear him; yea, I am with my trust.

him in trouble; I will deliver My soul fleeth unto the Lord i kim, and bring him to honour. before the morning watch; I say,

With long life will I satisfy him, before the inorning watch. and show him my salvation. O Israel, trust in the Lord; for

with the Lord there is mercy, and SELECTION VI.

with him is plenteous redemption. From Psalm 32. Beati, quorum. And he shall redeem Israel

LESSED is whose from all his sins. whose sin is covered.

WILL up mine the Lord imputeth no sin, and in my help. whose spirit there is no guile. My help cometh even from the

I will acknowledge my sin un- Lord, who hath made heaven and to thee; and mine unrighteous-earth. ness have I not hid.

He will not suffer thy foot to I said, I will confess my sins be moved, and he that keepeth unto the Lord; and so thou for-thee will not sleep. gavest the wickedness of my sin. Behold, he that keepeth Israel

For this shall every one that is shall neither slumber nor sleep. godly make his prayer unto thee, The Lord himself is thy keepin a time when thou mayest be er; the Lord is thy defence upon found; but in the great water thy right hand : foods they shall not come nigh So that the sun shall not burn him.

thee by day; neither the moon Thou art a place to hide me in; by night. thou shalt preserve me from trou- The Lord shall preserve thee ble; thou shalt compass me about from all evil; yea,' it is even be with songs of deliverance.

that shall keep thy soul. I will inform thee, and teach The Lord shall preserve thy thee in the way wherein thou going out and thy coming in,from shalt go; and I will guide thee this time forth for evermore. with mine eye.

Great plagues remain for the SELECTION VII. ungodly; but whoso putteth his Psalm 23. Dominus regit me. trust in the Lord, mercy embra. Therefore can Ilack nothing

my ; ceth him on every side.

Be glad, O ye righteous, and He shall feed me in a green rejoice in the Lord ; and bé joy- pasture, and lead me forth beside ful, all ye that are true of heart. the waters of comfort. Psalm 130. De profundis. He shall convert my soul, and

, unto thee, O Lord; Lord, righteousness for his name's sake. bear my voice.

Yea, though I waik through the o let thine ears consider well valley of the shadow of death, i the voice of my complaint. will fuar no evil; for thou art

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with me; thy rod and thy staff The countenance of the Lord comfort me.

is against them that do evil, to Thou shalt prepare a table be- root out the remembrance of fore me against them that trouble them from the earth. me; thou hast anointed my head The righteous cry, and the with oil, and my cup shall be full. Lord heareth them,

and deliverBut thy loving-kindness and eth them out of all their troubles. mercy shall follow me all the The Lord is nigh unto those days of my life; and I will dwell who are of a contrite heart, and in the house of the Lord for ever. will save such as are of an humPsalm 34. Benedicam Domino, ble spirit.

WILL alway give thanks unto Great are the troubles of the be in my mouth.

eth him out of all. My soul shall make her boast He keepeth all his bones, so in the Lord; the humble sball that not one of them is broken. hear thereof, and be glad.

But misfortune shall slay the un. O praise the Lord with me; and godly; and they that hate the let us magnify his name together. righteous shall be desolate.

I sought the Lord, and he heard The Lord delivereth the souls me; yea, he delivered me out of of his servants; and all they that all my fear.

put their trust in him shall not They had an eye unto him, and be destitute. were lightened; and their faces Psalm 45. Te decet hymnus. were not ashamed. Lo, the poor crieth, and the THOU, O God, art praised in

Sion; and unto thee shall the Lord heareth him; yea, and sav. vow be performed in Jerusalein eth him out of all his troubles. Thou that hearest the prayer,

The Angel of the Lord tarrieth unto thee shall all flesh come. round about them that fear him, My misdeeds prevail against and delivereth them.

me: O be thou merciful unto our O taste, and see, how gracious sins. the Lord is: blessed is the man Blessed is the man whom thou that trusteth in him.

choosest, and receivest unto thee: O fear the Lord, ye that are his he shall dwell in thy court, and Saints; for they that fear bim shall be satisfied with the plealack nothing.

sures of thy house, even of tby The lions do lack, and suffer holy temple. hunger; but they who seek the Thou shalt show us wonderful Lord shall want no manner of things in thy righteousness, O thing that is good.

God of our salvation ; thon that Come, ye children, and heark- art the hope of all the ends of the en unto me; I will teach you the earth, and of them that remain in -fear of the Lord.

the broad sea. What man is he that lusteth to Who in his strength setteth live, and would fain see good fast the mountains, and is girded days?

about with power. Keep thy tongue from evil, and Who stilleth the raging of the thy lips, that they speak no guile. sea, and the noise of his waves,

Eschew evil, and do good; and the madness of the people. seek peace, and ensue it.

They also that dwell in the utThe eyes of the Lord are ovor termost parts of the earth shall be the righteous, and his ears are afraid at thy tokens, thou that maopen unto their prayers. kest the out-goings of the more

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