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ing and evening to praise thee. I had rather be a dour-keeper

Thou visitest the earth, and in the house of my God, than to blessest it; thou makest it very dwell in the tents of ungodliness. plenteous.

For the Lord God is a light The river of God is full of wa- and defence; the Lord will give ter: tbou preparest their corn, for grace and worship; and no good so thou providest for the earth. thing shall he withhold from them

Thou waterest her furrows; that live a godly life. thou sendest rain into the little O Lord God of hosts, blessed is valleys thereof; thou makest it the man that putteth his trust in soft with the drops of rain, and thee. blessest the increase of it. Psalm 85. Benedixisti, Domine.

Thou crownest the year with LORD, thou art become grathy $ drop fatness.

hast turned away the captivity They shall drop upon the dwell- of Jacob. ings of the wilderness, and the lit- Thou hast forgiven the offence de hills shall rejoice on everyside. of thy people, and covered all

The folds shall be full of sheep; their sins. the valleys also shall stand so Thou hast taken away all thy · thick with corn, that they shall displeasure, and turned "thyself laugh and sing.

from thy wrathful indignation.

Turn us then, O God our SaSELECTION VIII. viour, and let thine anger cease From Psalm 84. Quiam dilecta ! from us. HOW amiable are thy dwell- Wilt thou be displeased at us

for ever? and wilt thou stretch My soul hath a desire and long- out thy wrath from one genera ing to enter into the courts of the tion to another? Lord; my heart and my flesh re- Wilt-thou not turn again, and joice in the living God. quicken us, that thy people may

Yea, the sparrow hath found her rejoice in thee? an bouse, and the swallow a nest, Show us thy meroy, O Lord, where she may lay her young; and grant us thy salvation. even thy altars, 0 Lord of hosts, I will hearken what the Lord my King and my God.

God will say concerning me; for Blessed are they that dwell in he shall speak peace unto his penthy, house; they will be alway, ple, and to his saints, that they praising thee.

turn not again. Blessed is the man whose For his salvation is nigh them strength is in thee; in whose that fear him; that glory may heart are thy ways.

dwell in our land. Who going through the vale of Mercy and truth are met 10. Misery, use it for a well; and the getler: righteousness and peace pools are filled with water. bave kissed each other.

They will go trom strength to Truth shall flourish out of the ; strength, and unto the God of earth, and righteousness hath gods appeareth every one of looked down from heaven. them in Sion.

Yea, the Lord shall show lov. O Lord God of hosts, hear myling-kindness; and our land shall prayer; hearken, 0' God of give her increase. Jacob:

Righteousness shall go before For one day in thy courts is him; and he shall direct his go better than a thousand.

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Psalm 93. Dominus regnavit. ye hate the thing which is evil:the THE

HE Lord is King, and hath Lord preserveth the souls of his

put on glorious apparel; the saints; he shall deliver them from Lord hath put on his apparel, and the hand of the ungodly. girdeth himself with strength. There is sprung up a light for

He hath made the round world the righteous, and joyful gladness so sure, that it cannot be moved. for such as are true-hearted.

Ever since the world began, Rejoice in the Lord, ye rightehath thy seat been prepared: Thou ous, and give thanks for a remem. art from everlasting.

brance of his holiness. The Hoods are risen, O Lord, the floods have lift up their voice;

SELECTION IX. the floods lift up their waves. Psalm 8. Domine, Dominus noster.

The waves of the sea are mighty, and rage horribly; but yet the LORD: our Governor, how

excellent is thy name in all Lord, who dwelleth on high, is the world; thou that hast set thy mightier.

glory above the heavens! Thy testimonies, O Lord, are

Out of the mouth of very babes very sure: holiness becometh and sucklings hast thou ordained thine house for ever.

strength, because of thine enePsalm 97. Dominus regnavit. mies, that thou mightest still the THE

HE Lord is King, the earth enemy and the avenger.

may be glad thereof; yea, the For I will consider thy heavens, multitude of the isles may be glad even the works of thy fingers; the thereof. Clouds and darkness are round hast ordained.

moon and the stars which thou about him; righteousness and What is man, that thou art judgment are the habitation of mindful of him? and the son of his seat. There shall go a fire before him, man; that thou visitest him?

Thou madest him lower than and burn up his enemies on every the angels, to crown him with glory side. His lightnings gave shine unto

and worship

Thou makest him to have do. the world; the earth saw it, and minion of the works of thy hands; was afraid. The hills melted like wax atjection under his feet;

and thou hast put all things in subthe presence of the Lord; at the

All sheep and oxen; yea, anpresence of the Lord of the whole the beasts of the field; earth. The heavens have declared his fishes of the sea; and whatsoever

The fowls of the air, and the righteousness, and all the people walketh through the paths of the have seen his glory.

Confounded be all they that worship carved images, and that excellent is thy name in all the

O Lord, our Governor, how delight in vain gods: worship him, world! all ye gods. Sion heard of it, and rejoiced; From Psalm 33. Exultate

, justi. elad, because of thy judgments, on REJOICE in the Lord, o ye

righteous; for it becometh

well the just to be thankful. For thou, Lord, art higher than Praise the Lord with harp; sing all that are in the earth; thou art praises unto him with the lute, exalted far above all gods. and instrument of ten strings.

Oye that loye the Lord, see that! Sing unto the Lord a new song:



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sing praises unto him with a good Praise the Lord, U Jerusalem; courage.

praise thy God, o Sion. For the word of the Lord is true, For he hath made fast the bars and all his works are faithful. of thy gates, and hath blessed thry

He loveth righteousness and children within thee judgment; the earth is full of the He maketh peace in thy bor. goodness of the Lord.

ders, and fiHeth thee with the By the word of the Lord were flour of wheat. the heavens made,and all the hosts He sendeth forth his comof them by the breath of his mouth. mandment upon earth, and his

He gathereth the waters of the word runneth very swiftly. sea together, as it were upon an He giveth snow like wool, and heap; and layeth up the deep, as scattereth the hoar-frost like ashes in a treasure-house.

He casteth forth his ice like Let all the earth fear the Lord; morsels; who is able to abide his u stand in awe of him, all ye that frost? dwell in the world :

He sendeth out his word, and For he spake, and it was done; melteth them; he bloweth with Hy he commanded, and it stood fast. his wind, and the waters flow. From Psalm 147. Laudate He showeth his word unto JaDominum.

cob, his statutes and ordinances PRAISE the Lord, for it is unto Israel.

He hath not dealt so with any unto our God;, yea, a joyful and nation; neither have the heathen pleasant thing it is to be thankful. knowledge of his laws.

The Lord doth build up Jeru. From Psalm 57. Miserere mei, Deus. salem, and gather together the ET up thyself, O God, above outcasts of Israel.

He heaieth those that are bro-above all the earth. ken in heart, and giveth medicine My heart is fixed, O God, my to heal their sickness.

heart is fixed; I will sing and He telleth the number of the give praise. stars, and calleth them all by Awake up, my glory; awakr, their names.

lute and harp: I myself will Great is our Lord, and great is awake right early, his power; yea, and bis wisdom

I will give thanks unto thee, O is infinite.

Lord, among the people; and i The Lord setteth up the meek, will sing unto thee among the and bringeth the ungodly down nations. to the ground.

For the greatness of thy mero sing, unto the Lord with cy reacheth unto the heavens, thanksgiving ; sing praises upon and thy truth unto the clouds. the harp unto our God;

Set up thyself, O God, above Who covereth the heaven with the heavens; and thy glory above clouds, and prepareth rain for the all the earth. earth ; and maketh the grass to grow upon the mountains, and SELECTION X. the herb for the use of men; From Psalm 96. Cantale Domino. Who giveth fodder unto the


SING unto the Lord cattle, and feedeth the young ra. song; sing unto the Lord, vens that call upon him. all the whole earth.

The Lord's delight is in those Sing unto the Lord, and praise who fear him, and put their trust his name; he telling of his salvain his mercy.

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Declare his honour unto the the dance; let them sing praises heathen, and his wonders unto unto him with tabret and harp. all people.

For the Lord hath pleasure in For the Lord is great, and can- bis people, and helpeth the meek. not worthily be praised; he is hearted. inore to be feared than all gods. Psalm 150. Laudate Dominum. Psalm 148. Laudate Dominum.

ness; praise him in the firven; praise him in the ment of his power. height.

Praise him in his noble acts; Praise him, all ye angels of praise him according to his excel. his; prạise him-all his lost.

lent greatness. Praise him, sun and moon; Praise him in the sound of the praise him, all ye stars and light. trumpet; praise him upon the

Praise him, all ye heavens, and lute and harp. ye waters that are above the hea- Praise him in the cymbals and yens.

dances; praise him upon the Let them praise the name of strings and pipe. the Lord; for he spake the word, Praise him upon the well, tuned and they were made; he com-eymbals; praise him upon the manded, and they were created. loud cymbals.

He hath made them fast for Let every thing that hath ever and ever; he hath given breath praise the Lord. them a law which shall not be broken.

I Portions of Psalms, to be sung or said Praise the Lord upon earth, ye at Morning Prayer, on certain Feasts dragons, and all deeps ;

and Fasts, instead of the Venite ErulFire and hail, snow and va

temus, when any of the foregoing Se

lections are to follow instead of the pours, wind and storm, fulfilling

Psalms, as in the Table. his word; Mountains and all hills; fruit

CHRISTMAS-DAY. ful trees and all cedars; Beasts and all cattle; worms

From Psalms 45, 89, 110. and feathered fowls; Kings of the earth and all peo

HY seat, O God, endureth for THY

ever; the sceptre of thy kingple; princes and all judges of dom is a right sceptre, the world;

Thou hast loved righteousness, Young men and maidens, old and hated iniquity, wherefore men and children, praise the God, even thy God, hath anointname of the Lord; for his name ed thee with the oil of gladness only is excellent, and his praise above thy fellows. above heaven and earth.

My song shall be alway of the He shall exalt the horn of his loving kindness of the Lord ; with people: all his saints shall praise my mouth will I ever be showing him; even the children of Israel, thy truth, from one generation even the people that serveth him to another. From Psalm 149. Cantate Domino. For I have said, Mercy shall O

SING unto the Lord a new be set up for ever; thy truth shalt

song; let the congregation thou establish in the heavens. of saints praise him.

The Lord is our defence; the Let Israel rejoice in him that holy One of Israel is our king. made him; and let the children Thou spakest sometime in viuf Sion be joyful in their King: sions unto thy saints, and saidst,

In Thein naise his name in. I have laid help mpon one that is

born, higher than the kings rise MmGod, my God, look upon

mighty, I have exalted one chosen But there is forgiveness with out of the people.

thee, that thou mayest be feared. I will set his dominion in the sea, and his right hand in the GOOD-FRIDAY. foods.

From Psalms 22, 69, 40. first

me: why hast thou forsaken earth.

me? and art so far from my The Lord said unto my Lord, health, and from the words of my Sit thou on my right hand, until complaint ? I make thine 'enemies thy foot- But thou art holy, 0 thou that stool.

inhabitest the praises of Israel. The Lord shall send the rod of I am a worm, and no man; a thy power out of Sion; be thou reproach of men, and despised of ruler, even in the midst among the people. thine enemies.

All they that see me laugh me In the day of thy power shall to scorn; they shoot out the lip, the people offer thee free-will they shake the head, saying, offerings with an holy worship:

He trusted in God, that he the dew of thy birth is of the would deliver him; let him dewomb of the morning.

liver him, if he will have him. The Lord sware, and will not The counsel of the wicked layrepent, Thou art a priest for ever eth siege against me; they pierafter the order of Melchizedech. ced my hands and my feet.

They part my garments among ASH-WEDNESDAY. them, and cast lots upon my vesFrom Psalms 32, 38, 130. ture. LESSED is he whose unrigh;

But be not thou far from me, whose sin is covered.

thee to help me. Blessed is the man unto whom Thy rebuke hath broken my the Lord imputeth no sin, and in heart'; I am full of heaviness: 1 whose spirit there is no guile. looked for some to have pity on

Put me not to rebuke, O Lord, me, but there was no man; neiin thine anger; neither chasten ther found I any to comfort me. me in thy heavy displeasure : They gave me gall to eat; and

For thine arrows stick fast in when I was thirsty, they gave me me, and thine hand presseth me vinegar to drink, sore.

Sacrifice and meat-offering My wickednesses are gone over thou wouldest not; but mine ears my head, and are like a sore bur-hast thou opened. den, too heavy for me to bear. Burnt-offerings and sacrifice

I will confess my wickedness, for sin hast thou not required: and be sorry for my sin.

Then said I, Lo, I come ; Haste thee to help me, O Lord In the volume of the book it is God of my salvation.

written of me, that I should fulfil Out of the deep have I called thy will, O my God: I am conunto thee, O Lord; Lord, hear tent to do it; yea, thy law is withmy voice

Let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.

ASCENSION-DAY If thou, Lord, shouldst be ex- From Psalms 24, 47. treme to mark what is done amiss, IFT up your heads, 0 ye O Lord, who shall stand?

gates; and be ye lift up, ye

in my heart


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