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PSALM XXXiii. 1. Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righteous, for it becometh well the just to be thankful.

2. Praise the LORD with harp, sing praises unto Him with the lute, and instrument of ten strings.

AMOS V. 8. Seek Him Who maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark with night.

*Save us, O LORD, while waking, and defend us while sleeping, that when we are awake we may watch with CHRIST, and when we sleep we may rest in peace.*

O may my soul on Thee repose,

And may sweet sleep mine eyelids close:
Sleep that shall me more vigorous make
To serve my GOD when I awake.

PSALM XXXiii. I. Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righteous. Rejoice, rejoice, and be thankful.

Alleluia! Praise the LORD, rejoice in the LORD, and be thankful.

Praise GOD from Whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, Angelic Host,
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
-* Sometimes sung as a separate Anthem. MARTIN.

1463

PSALM XCI. 1. Whoso dwelleth under the defence of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. 2. I will say unto the LORD, Thou art my hope and my stronghold, my GOD, in Him will I trust.

4. He shall defend thee under His wings, and thou shalt be safe under His feathers; His faithfulness and truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

1. Whoso dwelleth under the defence of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

O JESU, King of Paradise, O keep me in Thy love,
And guide me to that happy land of perfect rest above,
Where loyal hearts and true stand ever in the light,
All rapture through and through, in God's most holy sight.

MARTIN.

1464

"Highest Omnipotent good Lord,
Glory and honour to Thy Name adored,
And praise and every blessing.
Of everything Thou art the source,
No man is worthy to pronounce Thy Name.
"Praised by His creatures all,

Praised be the LORD my GOD;
By the great Sun my brother, above all,
Who, by his rays, lights us and lights the day;
Radiant is he, with his great splendour stored,
Thy glory, LORD, confessing.

"By Sister Moon and stars my LORD is praised, Where, clear and fair, they in the heavens are raised.

"By Brother Wind, my LORD, Thy praise is said,
By air and clouds, and the blue sky o'erhead,
By which Thy creatures all are kept and fed.
"By one most humble, useful, precious, chaste,
By Sister Water, O my LORD, Thou art praised.
"And praised is my LORD

By Brother Fire-he who lights up the night:
Jocund, robust is he, and strong and bright.

"Praised art Thou, my LORD, by Mother Earth; Thou who sustainest her, and governest,

And to her flowers, fruit, herbs, dost colour give, and birth.

"And praised is my LORD

By those who, for Thy love, can pardon give,
And bear the weakness and the wrongs of men.
Blessed are those who suffer thus in peace,
By Thee, the Highest, to be crowned in Heaven."

J. F. BRIDGE.

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PSALM XXXVII. 35. Hope thou in the LORD, and keep His way, and He shall promote thee, that thou shalt possess the land. When the ungodly shall perish, thou shalt see it.

36. I myself have seen the ungodly in great power, and flourishing like a green bay-tree.

37. I went by, and lo he was gone: I sought him, but his place could nowhere be found.

38. Keep innocency, and take heed to the thing that is right for that shall bring a man peace at the last.

[39. As for the transgressors, they shall perish together; and the end of the ungodly is, they shall be rooted out.

40. But the salvation of the righteous cometh of the LORD, Who is also their strength in the time of trouble.

41. And the LORD shall stand by them, and save them, He shall deliver them from the ungodly, because they put their trust in Him.]

J. F. BRIDGE.

1466 CALKIN, vv. 38–41.

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PSALM Xcii. I. It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD: and to sing praises unto Thy Name, O [Thou] Most Highest ;

2. To tell of Thy loving-kindness early in the morning, and of Thy truth in the night season;

3. Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the lute; upon a loud instrument, and upon the harp.

4. For Thou, LORD, hast made me glad through Thy works: and I will rejoice in giving praise for the operation of Thy hands.

5. O LORD, how glorious are Thy works! Thy thoughts are very deep.

[6. An unwise man doth not well consider this, and a fool doth not understand it.]

cii. 25. Of old Thou hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the work of Thy hands.

26. They shall perish, but Thou shalt endure; they all shall wax old as doth a garment;

27. And as a vesture shalt Thou change them, and they shall be changed; but Thou art the same, and Thy years shall not fail.

civ. 33. I will sing unto the LORD as long as I live;

I will praise my GOD while I have my being. F. BRIDGE.

J.

1468 KENT, PATTISON, VV. 1-4. [Hallelujah. Amen.] 1469 PURCELL, vv. 1-6, 4, 1. Hallelujah.

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JESUS, pro me perforatus,
Condar intra Tuum latus;
Tu, per lympham profluentem,
Tu, per sanguinem tepentem,
In peccata mî redunda,
Tolle culpam sordes munda.
Coram Te, nec justus forem,
Quamvis totâ vi laborem,
Nec si fide nunquam cesso,
Fletu stillans indefesso:
Tibi soli tantum munus;
Salva me, Salvator unus.

Nil in manu mecum fero,
Sed me versus Crucem gero;
Vestimenta nudus oro,
Opem debilis imploro;
Fontem Christi quæro immundus,
Nisi laves, moribundus.

Dum hos artus vita regit;
Quando nox sepulchro tegit ;
Mortuos cum stare jubes,
Sedens Judex inter nubes;
JESUS, pro me perforatus,
Condar intra Tuum latus.

English Version.

Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee,
Let the water, and the blood,
From Thy riven Side which flowed,
Be of sin the double cure,
Cleanse from guilt and make me pure.

Not the labours of my hands
Can fulfil Thy law's demands;
Could my zeal no respite know,
Could my tears for ever flow,
All for sin could not atone:
Thou must save, and Thou alone.

Nothing in my hand I bring,
Simply to Thy Cross I cling;
Naked, come to Thee for dress;
Helpless, look to Thee for grace;
Foul, I to the Fountain fly;
Wash me, Saviour, or I die.

While I draw this fleeting breath,
When mine eyelids close in death,
When I rise to worlds unknown,
See Thee on Thy Judgment Throne;
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee.

J. F. BRIDGE.

1471

2 CHRONICLES ix. 8. Blessed be the LORD thy God, Which delighted in thee to set thee on His Throne, to be King for the LORD thy GOD; because thy GOD loved Israel, therefore made He thee King, to do judgment and justice.

J. F. BRIDGE.

1472

PHILIPPIANS ii. 8. CHRIST became obedient unto death, even the death of the Cross.

9. Wherefore GOD also hath highly exalted Him and given Him a Name which is above every name.

10. That at the Name of JESUS every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth.

II. And that every tongue should confess that JESUS CHRIST is LORD, to the glory of GOD the FATHER. Amen. J. F. BRIDGE.

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I THESSALONIANS V. 9. GOD hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our LORD JESUS CHRIST; 10. Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him.

J. F. BRIDGE.

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