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All thy works praise thee, O and done this evil in thy sight, Lord; and thy saints give thanks that thou mightest be justified in unto thee.

thy saying, and clear when thou They show the glory of thy art judged. kingdom, and talk of thy power ; Behold, I was sbapen in wick.

That thy power, thy glory, and edness, and in sin baih ny mother mightiness of thy kingdom, might conceived me. be known unto men.

But lo, thou requirest truth in Thy kingdom is an everlasting the inward parts, and shalt make kingdom, and thy dominion en- me to understand wisdom secretly. dureth thircughout all ages.

Thou shalt purge me with hys. The Lord upholdeth all such as sop, and I shall be clean; thou fall, and lifteth up all those who svalt wash me, and I shall be are down.

wbiter than snow. The eyes of all wait upon thee, Thou shalt make me hear of O Lord, and thou givest them joy and gladness, that the bones their meat in due season.

which thou hast broken may reThou openest thine band, and joice. fillest allibings living with plente Turn thy fane from my sins,

and put out all my misdeeds. The Lord is righteous in all his Make me a clean heart, O God, ways, and boly in all his works. and renew a right spirit within me.

The lord is nigh unto all them! Cast me not away froin thy that call upon him; yea, all such presence, and take not thy Hols as call upon him faithfully. Spirit from me.

He will fulfil the desire of those O give me the comfort of thy who fear himn; he also will hear help again, and stablish me will their cry, and will help them. thy free Spirit. The Lord preserveth all those

Then shall I teach tuy ways who love him; but scattereth unto the wicked, and sinners abroad all the ungodly.

shall be converted unto thee. My mouth shall speak the praise Deliver me from blood-guilti. of the Lord: and let all flesh give ness, O God, thou that art the God thanks unto his holy name for of iny health ; and my tongue ever and ever.

shall sing of thy righteousness.

Thou shalt open ny lips, () SELECTION III.

Lord, and my mouth shall show From Psalm 51. Miserere mei, Deus. thy praise. HAVE mercy upon me, O God, For thou desirest no sacrifice.

after thy great goodness; ac- else would I give it thee; but thou cording to the multitude of thy delightest not in burnt-offerings. inercies, do away mine offences. The sacriace of God is a trou.

Wash ine thoroughly from my bled spirit: a broken and contrile wickedness, and cleanse one from heart, O God, shalt thou nct despise

Fro.n Psalna 42. Guemadmoduir For I acknowledge my faults, LIKE as the hart desiresh her and my

sia is ever before me. water-brooks, so longeth my Against thee only havel sinned, sou! after :bec, o God.

my sir! :

presence of God?

My soul is athirst for God, yea, Put thou thy trust in the Lorde even for the living God: When and be doing good; dwell in the shall I come to appear before the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.

Delight thou in the Lord, and My tears have been my meat he shall give thee thy heart's de. day and night; while they daily sire. say unto nie, Where is now ihy Committhy way unto the Lord, God?

and put thy trust in him, and he Now when I think thereupon, shall bring it to pass. I pour out any heart by myself He shall make thy righteousfor I went with the multitude, ness as clear as the light; and thy and brought them forth into the just dealing as the noon-day. house of God,

Hold thee still in the Lord, and In the voice of praise and thanks- abide patiently upon bim;, but giving, among such as keep holy-grieve not thyself at him whose day.

way doth prosper, against the man Why art thou so full of heavi. that doeth after evil counsels. ness, O my soul ? and why art Leave off from wrath, and let thou so disquieted within me? go displeasure ; fret not thyself,

Put thy trust in God; for I will else shalt thou be moved to do evil. yet give him thanks for the help! Wicked doers shall be rooted of his countenance.

out; and they that patiently abide The Lord hath granted his lov- the Lord, those shall inherit the ing-kindness in the day.time; and land. in the night-season did I sing of Yet a little while, and the unhim, and made my prayer unto godly shall be clean gone; thou the God of my life.

shalt look after his place, and ho I will say unto the God of my shall be away: strength, why hast thou forgotten But the meek-spirited shall pos me? why go I thus heavily, while sess the earth, and shall be rethe enemy oppresseth me? freshed in the multitude of peace

Namely, while they say daily The ungodly seeketh counsel unto me, where is now thy God? against the just, and gnasheth up

Why art thou so vesed, O my on him with his teeth. soul ? and why art thou so dis- The Lord shall laugh him to quieted within me?

scorn; for he hath seen that his O put thy trust in God; for 1 day is coming will yet thank him, who is the The ungodly have drawn out help of my countenance and my the sword, and have bent their God.

bow, to cast down the poor and SELECTION IV.

needy, and to sloy such as are of Psalm 37. Noli amulari.

a right conversation. FRET not thyself because of the Their sword shall go througb

ungodly; neither be thou en-their own heart, and their bow vious against the evil doers · shall be broken.

Forthey shall soon be cut down A small thing that the righte like the grass, and be withered ous hath, is better than great even as tho green herb. Triches of the ungodly ;


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For the arms of the ungodly exercised in wisdom, and his shall be broken, and the Lord tonguewill be talking of judgment. upholdeth the righteous.

The law of his God is in his The Lord knoweth the days of beart, and his goings shall not the godly; and their inheritance slide. shall endure for ever.

The ungodly seeth the righteThey shall not be confounded ous, and seekelh occasion to slay in the perilous time; and in the him. days of dearth they shall have The Lord will not leave him in enough.

This hand, nor condemn him when As for the ungodly, they shall be is judged. perish, and the enemies of the Hope thou in the Lord, ana Lord shall consume as the fat of keep his way, and he shall prolambs; yea, even as the smoke mole thee, that thou shalt possess shall they consume away.

the land : when the ungodly shall The ungodly borroweth, and perish, thou shalt see it. payeth not again ; but the righte- I myself have seen the ungodly ous is merciful and liberal. in great power, and flourishing

Such as are blessed of God, like a green bay-trce. shall possess the land; and they. I went by, and lo, he was gone : that are cursed of him, shall be I sought bim, but his place could rooted out

no where be found. The Lurd ordereth a gond Keep innocency, and take heed man's going, and maketh his ways unto the thing that is right; for acceptable to himself.

that shall bring a man peace at Though he fall, he shall not be the last. cast away; for the Lord uphold- As for the transgressors, they eth him with his hand.

shall perish together: and the end I have been young, and now of the ungodly is, they shall be am oid, and yot saw I never the rooted out at the last. righteous forsaken, nor his seed But the salvation of the righte. begging tbeir bread.

ous cometh of the Lord, who is The righteous is ever merci. also their strength in the time of ful, and lendeth; and his seed is trouble. blessed.

And the Lord shall stand by Flee from evil, and do the thing them, and save them; he shall Ibat is good, and dwell for ever- deliver them from the ungodly,

and shall save them, because they For the Lord loveth the thing put their trust in him. that is right; he forsaketh not bis SELECTION V. that be godly, but they are pre- Psalm 1. Beatus vir, qui non abiit. served for ever.

BLESSED is the man that hath Theunrighteous shall be punish- not walked in the counsel of ed; as tor the seed of the un- the ungodly, nor stood in the way godiy, it shall be rooted out. of sinners, and bath not sat in the

The righteous shall inherit the seat of the scornful : land, and dwell therein for ever. But his delight is in the law of

The mouth of the righteous is the Lord; and in his law will be



sha!! prosper.

exercise himself day and night. I will say unto the Lord, Thou

And be shall be like a tree art my hope, and my strong bold; planted by the water-side, that my God, in him will I trust. will bring forth his fruit io due For he shall deliver thee from

the snare of the hunter, and from His leaf also shall not wither; the noisome pestilence. and look, whatsoever he coeth, it He shall defend thee under bis

wings, and thou shalt be safe unAs for the ungodly, it is not so der bis feathers; his faithfulness with them, but they are like the and truth shall be thy shield and chaff which the wind scattereth buckler. away from the face of the earth. Thou shalt not be afraid of any

Therefore the ungodly shall not terror by night, nor for the ar be able to stand in the judgment, row that flieth by day; neither the sinners in the congre- For the pestilence that walketh gation of the righteous. in darkness, nor for the sickness

But the Lord knoweth the way that destroyeth in the noon-day. of the righteous; and the way of

A thousand shall fall beside the ungodly shall perish.

thee, and ten thousand at thy Psalm 15. Domine, quis habitabit? right hand; but it shall not come LORD, who shall dwell in thy nigh thee tabernacle ? or who shall rest

Yea, with thine eyes shalt thou upon thy holy hill?

behold, and see the reward of the Even he that leadeth an un- ungodly. corrupt life, and doeth the thing For ihou, Lord, art my bope; which is right, and speaketh the thou hast set thine house of de truth from his heart:

fence very high. He that hath used no deceit in

There shall no evil happen unto his tongue, nor done evil to bisthee, neither shall any plague neighbour, and hath not slander-core nigh thy dwelling ed his neighbour:

For he shall give his angels He that setteth not by himself, charge over thee, to keep thee in but is lowly in his own eyes, and all thy ways. maketh much of them that fear

They shall bear thee in their the Lord :

hands; that thou hurt not thy He that sweareth unto his neigh- foot against a stone. bour, and disappointeth bim not, Thou shalt go upon the lion and though it were to his own hin- adder; the young lion and the dra. drance:

gon shalt thou tread underthy feet He that hath not given his mo- Because he hath set his love ney upon usury, nor taken re- upon me, therefore will I deliver ward against the innocent : him; I will set him up, because

Whoso doeth these things, shall be háth known my name. never fall.

He shall call upon me, and I Psalm 91. Qui habitat. will hear him; yea, I am with WHOSO dwelleth under the him in trouble I will deliver

defence of the Most High, him, and bring him to honour. shall abide under shadow of With longlife will I satisfy bima the Almighty.

and show him my salvation.

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(doth wait for him; in his word From Psalm 32. Beati, quorum.

is my trust

My soul fleeth unto the Lord BLESSED is he whose unrigbalbefore the inorning watch ; I say,

teousness is forgiven, and before the morning watch. whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man unto whom with the Lord there is mercy,

O Israel, trust in the Lord; for the Lord imputetb no sin, and in and with him is plenteous rewhose spirit there is no guile.

demption. I willacknowledge my sin unto thee; and mine unrighteousness from all his sins.

And he shall redeem Israel have I not bid.

Psalm 121. Ledavi oculos meos. I said, I will confess my sins


Will lift up mine eyes unto the unto the Lord ; and so thou for

hills, from ishience cometh my gavest the wickedness of my sin. help.

For this shall every one that is My help cometh even from the godly make his prayer unto thee, Lord, who hath made heaven in a time, when thou mayest be and earth. found ; but in the great water He will not suffer thy foot to floods they shall not come nigh be moved, and he that keepeth bim.

thee will not sleep. Thou art a place to hide me in; Behold, he that keepeth Israel thou shalt preserve me from trou- shall neither slumber nor sleer. ble; thou shalt compass me about The Lord himself is thy keepwith songs of deliverance.

the Lord is thy defence upon I will inform thee, and teach thy right hand : thee in the way wherein thou So that the sun shall not burn shalt go; and I will guide thee thee by day; neither the moon with mine eye.

by night. Great plagues remain for the The Lord shall preserve thee ungodly; but whoso putteth his from all evil; yea, it is even he trust in the Lord, mercy em- that shall keep thy soul. braceth bim on every side. The Lord 'shall preserve thy

Be glad, o ye righteous, and going out and thy comingin, from rejoice in the Lord; and be joy- this time forth for evermore. ful, all ye that are true of heart.

Psalm 130. De profundis.

Psalm 23. Dominus regit me. OUT of the deep have ! called THE Lord is my shepherd;

unto thee, O Lord; Lord, therefore can I lack nothing. bear my voice.

He shall feed me in & green O let thine ears consider well pasture, and lead me forth beside the voice of my complaint.

the waters of comfort. if thou, Lord, wilt be extreme He shall convert my soul, and to mark what is done amiss, O bring me forth in the paths of Lord, who may abide it ? righteousness for his name's sake.

For there is mercy with thee; Yea, though I walk through the therefore shalt thou be feared.

valley of the shadow of death, i I look for the Lord; my soul will fear no evil; for thou art with


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