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10 For thou art great, and doest wondrous things : thou art God alone,

11 Teach me thy way, O Lord; I will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name.

12 I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart; and I will glorify thy name for evermore.

13 For great is thy mercy toward me; and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell.

14 O God, the proud are risen against me, and the assemblies of violent men have sought after my soul; and have not set thee before them.

15 But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious : long-suffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.

16 O turn unto me, and have mercy upon me: give thy strength unto thy servant, and save the son of thine handmaid.

17 Shew me a token for good ; that they which hate me may see it, and be ashamed; because thou, Lord, hast holpen me, and comforted me.

PSALM LXXXVII. IS foundation is in the holy mountains.

2 The Lord loveth the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.

3 Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. Selah.

4 I will make mention of Rahab and Babylon to them that know me : behold, Philistia, and Tyre, with Ethiopia : this man was born there.

5 And of Zion it shall be said, This and that man was born in her; and the Highest himself shall established her.

6 The Lord shall count, when he writeth up the people, that this man was born there. Selah,

7 As well the singers as the players on instruments shall be there: all my springs are in thee.

PSALM LXXXVIII.

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LORD God of my salvation, I have

cried day and night before thee. 2 Let my prayer come before thee : incline thine ear unto my cry;

3 For my soul is full of troubles, and my life draweth nigh unto the grave,

4 I am counted with them that go dor

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into the pit: I am as a man that hath no strength.

5 Free among the dead, like the slain that lie in the grave, whom thou rememberest no more ; and they are cut off from thy hand.

6 Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, in darkness, in the deeps.

7 Thy wrath lieth hard upon me, and thou hast afflicted me with all thy waves. Selah.

8 Thou hast put away mine acquaintance far from me; thou hast made me an abomination unto them: I am shut

up,

and I cannot come forth.

9 Mine eye mourneth by reason of affiction: Lord, I have called daily upon thee; I have stretched out my hands unto thee.

10 Wilt thou shew wonders to the dead ? shall the dead arise and praise thee? Selah.

11 Shall thy loving-kindness be declared in the grave? or thy faithfulness in destruction ?

12 Shall thy wonders be known in the dark ? and thy righteousness in the land of

retfulness.

13 But unto thee have I cried, O Lord ; and in the morning shall my prayer prevent thee.

14 Lord why casteth thou off my soul ? why hidest thou thy face from me ?

15 I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth up: while I suffer thy terrors I am distracted.

16 Thy fierce wrath goeth over me; thy terrors have cut me off.

17 They came round about me daily like water, they compassed me about together.

18 Lover and friend hast thou put far from me, and mine acquaintance into dark

ness.

EVENING PRAYER.

PSALM LXXXIX.

I

WILL sing of the mercies of the Lord

for everwith known thy faithfulness to all generations.

2 For I have said, merey shall be built

up for ever: thy faithfulness shalt thou establish in the very heavens.

3 I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn unto David my servant.

4 Thy seed will I establish for ever, and build up thy throne to all generations. Selah.

5 And the heavens shall praise thy wonders, O Lord; thy faithfulness also in the congregations of the saints.

6 For who in the heaven can be compared unto the Lord ? who among the sous of the mighty can be likened unto the Lord ?

7 God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him.

8 O Lord God of Hosts, who is a strong Lord like unto thee? or to thy faithfulness round about thee?

9 Thou rulest the raging of the sea : when the waves thereof arise, thou stillest them.

10 Thou hast broken Rahab in pieces, as one that is slain; thou hast scattered thine enemies with thy strong arm.

11 The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine ; as for the world, and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded them.

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