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my birth.


to my

is Lord, to the glory of he would deliver him; let God the Father.

him deliver him, if he will have him.

But thou art he who PROPER PSALMS.

brought me into being;

thou wast my hope when MORNING PRAYER.

I hanged yet upon my PSALM 22.

mother's breasts.

I have been left unto MY God, my God, look thee ever since I was born ; upon me; why hast thou thou art my God

even from forsaken me, and art so far from my health, and O go not from me, for from the words of my com- trouble is hard at hand, plaint ?

and there is none to help O my God, I cry in the day time, but My strength is dried up thou hearest not; and in like a potsherd, and my the night season also I


cleaveth take no rest.

jaws; and thou hast But thou continuest ho- brought me into the dust ly, O thou worship of Is- of death. rael.

For the hunters are come Our fathers trusted in about me; and the counthee; they trusted in thee, sel of the wicked layeth and thou

didst deliver siege against me. them.

They pierced my hands They called upon thee, and my feet; I may tell all and were delivered; they my bones; they look and put their trust in thee, and stare upon me. were not confounded.

They part my garments But as for me, I am

among them, and cast lots worm and no man; a very upon my vesture.


and the But be not thou far from outcast of the people.

O Lord; thou art All they who see me, my succour; haste thee to laugh me to scorn; they help me. shoot out their lips, and Deliver my life from the shake their heads, saying,

sword; my soul from the He trusted in God, that power of the hunter.

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I will declare thy name him; and he who cannot unto my brethren ; in the keep alive his own soul. midst of the congregation A seed shall will I praise thee. him ;-they shall be count

O praise the Lord, ye ed unto the Lord for a who fear him; magnify generation. bim, all ye of the seed of They shall come, and Jacob, and fear him, all shall declare his righteousye seed of Israel.

unto a people who For he hath not despised shall be born; for he hath nor abhorred the low es done this. tate of the poor; he hath

PSALM 54. not hid his face from him, but when he cried unto

SAVE me, O God, for him, he heard him.

thy name's sake, and deMy praise shall be of fend me in thy strength. thee in the great congre

Hear my prayer, O God,

and hearken gation; my vows will I

unto the

words of perform in the sight of


mouth. those who fear him.

For the proud are risen The

poor shall eat, and up against me ; and tybe satisfied; they who rants, who have not God seek after the Lord, shall before their eyes, seek afpraise him ; your heart ter my soul. shall live for ever.

But God is my helper ; All the ends of the world the Lord is with those who shall remember themselves, uphold my soul. and be turned unto the The offerings of a free Lord; and all the kindreds heart will I give thee; and of the nations shall wor- will praise thy name, o ship before thee.

Lord, for it is good. For the kingdom is the

Now unto the King eterLord's; and he is the nal, &c. governor among the peo

Be honour and glory, &c. ple.

All the wealthy on earth, have eaten and worship


PSALM 64. All those who are miserable, shall kneel before HEAR my voice, O God,

in my prayer; preserve my waters are come in, even life from fear of the enemy.

unto my soul. Hide me from the gath I sink in the deep mire, ering together of the fro- where no ground is ; I am ward, and from the insur- come into deep waters, rection of wicked doers; where the floods rush over

Who have whet their me. tongue like a sword, and I am weary of crying; have fitted their arrows, my throat is dried; my everr bitter words;

sight faileth me, for waitThat they may privily ing so long upon my God. shoot at him who is per They who hate me fect; suddenly do they hit without a cause, are more him, and fear not.

than the hairs of my head ; They encourage them- they who are mine enemies, selves in mischief, and com- and would destroy me mune among themselves, guiltless, are mighty how they may lay snares; Let not those who trust and say, Who shall see in thee, O Lord God of them?

hosts, be ashamed for my But God shall strike cause ; let not those who them with a swift arrow, seek thee be confounded and they shall be suddenly through me, O God of Iswounded.

rael, Yea, their own tongues Because for thy sake shall make them fall; and have I suffered reproach; whoso seeth them shall fly shame hath covered my from them.

face. And all men who see it, I am become a stranger shall say, This hath God unto my brethren, even an done ; for they shall per- alien uinto my mother's ceive that it is his word. children. The righteous shall re

For the zeal of thine joice in the Lord, and put house hath eaten me up; his trust in him ; and all and the rebukes of those they who are true of heart who rebuked thee, are fallshall be glad.

en upon me,

I wept and chastened PSALM 69.

myself with fasting and that SAVE me, O God, for the was turned to my reproof.


I put on sackcloth also; heaviness; I looked for and they jested upon some to have pity on me,

but there was no man, But, Lord, I make my neither found I any to prayer unto thee in an ac- comfort me. ceptable time.

They gave me gall to Hear me, O God, in the eat; and when I was thirsty, multitude of thy mercy, they gave me vinegar to even in the truth of thy drink. salvation.

As for me, when I am Take me

out of the poor and in heaviness, thy mire, that I sink not; O help, O God, shall lift me let me be delivered from

up. those who hate


and I will praise the name out of the deep waters. of God with a song, and

Let not the water flood magnify it with thanksdrown me, neither let the giving. deep swallow me up, and The humble shall conlet not the pit shut her sider this, and be glad; mouth upon me.

seek ye after God, and Hear me, O Lord, for your soul shall live.

. thy loving kindness is For the Lord heareth good; turn thee unto me, the poor, and despiseth according to the multitude not his prisoners. of thy mercies.

Let heaven and earth And hide not thy face praise him, the sea and all from thy servant, for I am that moveth therein. in trouble ; 0 haste thee, For God will save Sion, and hear me.

and build the cities of JuDraw nigh unto my soul, dah, that men may

dwell and save it; O deliver me, there, and have it in posbecause of mine enemies. session.

Thou hast known my The posterity also of reproach, my shame, and his servants shall inherit my dishonour; mine ad- it; and they who love his versaries all in thy name shall dwell therein. sight.

Now unto the King etera Reproach hath broken nal, &c. my heart; I am full of Be honour and glory, &c.



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PROPER PSALMS. CHRIST our passover MORNING PRAYER. is sacrificed for us; there

PSALM 2. fore let us keep the feast; not with the old leaven, WHY do the heathen neither with the leaven of rage? and why do the peomalice and wickedness; ple imagine a vain thing? but with the unleavened The kings of the earth bread of sincerity and stand up, and the rulers truth.

take counsel together Christ being raised from against the Lord, and the dead, dieth no more; against his anointed; death hath no more do Let us break, say they, minion over him.

their bonds asunder, and For in that he died, he cast away their chords from died unto sin once ; but in that he liveth, he liveth He who dwelleth in unto God. Likewise reck- heaven shall laugh them to on ye also yourselves to be scorn; the Lord shall have dead indeed unto sin, but them in derision. alive unto God, through Then shall he speak unJesus Christ our Lord. to them in his wrath, and

Christ is risen from the vex them in his sore disdead, and become the first pleasure. fruits of those who slept.

Yet have I set my king For since by man came upon my holy hill of Sion. death, by man came also I will declare the dethe resurrection of the cree; the Lord hath said dead. For as in Adam all unto me, Thou art my Son, die, even so in Christ shall this day have I begotten all be made alive.

thee. Blessing, and honour, Ask of me, and I will and glory, and power, be give thee the heathen for unto him, who sitteth upon thine inheritance, and the the throne, and unto the utmost parts of the earth Lamb, for ever and ever. for thy possession ; Amen.

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