Page images
PDF
EPUB

for ever.

above the waters; for his mercy enduretb

7 To him that made great lights: for his mercy endureth for ever.

& The sun to rule by day: for his mercy endureth for ever.

9 The moon and stars to rule by night; for his mercy endureth for ever.

10 To him that smote Egypt in their first-born : for his mercy endureth for ever.

11 And brought out Israel from among them: for his mercy endureth for ever,

12 With a strong hand, and with a stretched-out arm : for his mercy endureth for ever.

13 To him which divided the Red Sea into parts: for his mercy endureth for ever :

14 And made Israel to pass through the midst of it: for his mercy endureth for ever.

15 But overthrew Pharaoh and his host in the Red Sea : for his mercy endureth for ever :

16 To him which led his people through the wilderness : for his mercy endureth for ever.

17 To him which smote great kings : for his mercy endureth for ever.

18 And slew famous kings : for his mercy endureth for ever :

19 Sihon king of the Amorites : for his mercy endureth for ever.

. 20 And Og king of Bashan ; for his mercy endureth for ever.

21 And gave their land for an heritage : for his mercy endureth for ever :

22 Even an heritage unto Israel his servant: for his mercy endureth for ever,

23 Who remembered us in our low estate; for his mercy endureth for ever.

24 And hath redeemed us from our ene. mies ; for his mercy endureth for ever.

25 Who giveth food to all flesh, for his mercy endureth for ever.

. 26 O Give thanks unto the God of heaven; for his mercy endureth for ever.

PSALM CXXXVII.

BY

Y the rivers of Babylon there we sat

down ; yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion,

2 We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof.

3 For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song ; and they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion.

4 How shall we sing the Lord's song in a strange land ?

5 If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning.

6 If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth if I prefer not Jerusaleın above my chief joy:

7 Remember, O Lord, the children of Edom in the day of Jerusalem ; who said, Rase it, rase it, even to the foundation thereof,

8 O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy shall he be that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us,

9 Happy shall he be that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones.

PSALM CXXXVIII.

I

WILL praise thee with my whole

heart; before the gods will I sing praise unto thee.

2 I will worship towards thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness, and for thy truth : for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.

3 In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul.

4 Åll the kings of the earth shall praise thee, O Lord, when they hear the words of thy mouth.

5 Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the Lord : for great is the glory of the Lord.

5 Though the Lord be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off.

7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me; thou shalt stretch forth thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me.

8 The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me; thy mercy, O Lord, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands,

MORNING PRAYER.

PSALM CXXXIX.

O LORD, thou hast searched me, and

known me. 2 Thou knowest my down-sitting and mine up-rising ; thou understandest my thought afar off.

3 Thou compassest my path, and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.

4 For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O Lord, thou knowest it altogether.

5 Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me.

6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.

7 Whither shall I go from thy Spirit ? or whither shall I flee from thy presence ?

8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there ; if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.

9 If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;

10 Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.

« PreviousContinue »