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187 Psalm liv. 1. Save me, O God, for Thy Name's sake; and avenge me in Thy strength.

2. Hear my prayer, O God, [and hearken unto the words of my mouth.]

3. For strangers are risen up against me, and tyrants, which have not God before their eyes, seek after my soul.

4. Behold, God is my helper; the Lord is with them that uphold my soul.

[5. He shall reward evil unto mine enemies; destroy Thou them in Thy truth.]

6. An offering of a free heart will I give Thee, and praise Thy Name, O LORD, because it is so comfortable.

7. For He hath delivered me out of all my trouble, and mine eye hath seen His desire upon mine enemies.

PURCELL. 188 BIRD, Vv. 1, 2, 4. 189 Boyce, OUSELEY, vv. 1-3. 190 C. J. Frost, vv. 1, 2, 1. 191 J. L. HOPKINS, vv. I, 3, 1. 192 B. ROGERS, Vv. 1-4. Gloria Patri.

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Psalm xviii. 30. The way of God is an undefiled way; the word of the LORD also is tried in the fire ; He is the defender of all them that put their trust in Him.

32. It is God that girdeth me with strength of war, and maketh my way perfect.

31. Who is God, but the LORD ?

34. He teacheth mine hands to fight, and mine arms shall break even a bow of steel.

31. Who hath any strength, except our God?

39. Thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle ; Thou shalt throw down mine enemies under me.

38. I will smite them, that they shall not be able to stand, but fall under my feet.

50. For this cause will I give thanks unto Thee, O LORD, and sing praises unto Thy Name. Hallelujah.

40. Thou hast made mine enemies also to turn their backs upon me, and I shall destroy them that hate me.

42. I will beat them as small as the dust before the wind, and cast them out as the clay in the streets.

41. They shall cry, but there shall be none to help them; yea, even unto the LORD shall they cry, but He shall not hear them.

47. The LORD liveth, and blessed be my strong helper; and praised be the God of my salvation.

51. Great prosperity giveth He unto His King.

49. It is He that hath delivered me from my cruel enemies, and setteth me up above mine adversaries; Thou shalt rid me from the wicked man.

51. Great prosperity giveth He unto His King: and sheweth loving-kindness unto David His Anointed, and unto his seed for evermore. Hallelujah.

PURCELL.

194 PSALM lxxvii. 13. Thy way, O God, is holy: who is so great a God as our God?

14. Thou art the God that doeth wonders : [and hast declared Thy power among the people.]

15. Thou hast mightily delivered Thy people.

16. The waters saw Thee, O GOD, (the waters saw Thee, and were afraid :) the depths also were troubled.

17. The clouds poured out water, the air thundered : and Thine arrows went abroad.

13. Thy way, O God, is holy: who is so great a GOD as our God?

18. The voice of Thy thunder was heard round about : the lightnings shone upon the ground; the earth was moved, and shook withal.

14. Thou art the God that doeth wonders ;
15. Thou hast mightily delivered Thy people.

13. Thy way, O God, is holy: who is so great a God as our God?

(19. Thy way is in the sea, and Thy paths in the great waters : and Thy footsteps are not known.] Hallelujah.

PURCELL. 195 Kelway, vv. 13, 14, 16-19.

196 PSALM cvii. 23. They that go down to the sea in ships, [and occupy their business in great waters ;]

24. These men see the works of the LORD, and His wonders in the deep.

25. For at His word the stormy wind ariseth, which lifteth

up the waves thereof. 26. They are carried up to heaven, and down again to the deep: their soul melteth away because of the trouble.

27. They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wit's end.

28. So when they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, He delivereth them out of their distress.

29. For He maketh the storm to cease, so that the waves thereof are still,

30. Then are they glad, because they are at rest : and so He bringeth them unto the haven where they would be.

31. O that men would therefore praise the LORD for His goodness, and declare the wonders that He doeth for the children of men !

32. That they would exalt Him also in the congregation of the people, and praise Him in the seat of the elders !

31. O praise the LORD for His goodness, and declare the wonders that He doeth for the children of men.

PURCELL, R. WOODWARD. 197 ATTWOOD, vv. 23-26, 28, 31. Amen. 198 Elver, vv. 23-26, 28–31. 199 LÖHR, vv. 23-28, 31.

200 Psalm 1xxx. 19. Turn Thee again, O LORD God of Hosts: shew the light of Thy countenance upon us, and we shall be whole.

4. O Lord God of Hosts, how long wilt Thou be angry with Thy people that prayeth ?

5. Thou feedest them with the bread of tears and givest them plenteously of tears to drink.

8, 9. Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt: Thou hast cast out the heathen, and planted it, and when it had taken root it filled the land.

10. The hills were covered with its shadow, and the boughs thereof were like the goodly cedar-trees.

12. Why hast Thou then broken down her hedge : that all they who pass by pluck off her grapes ?

19. Turn Thee again, O LORD GOD of Hosts: shew the light of Thy countenance upon us, and we shall be whole.

PURCELL.

201 ISAIAH liii. 1. Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed ?

2. For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant, and as a root out of dry ground: He hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see Him, there is no beauty that we should desire Him.

3. He is despised and rejected of men; a Man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from Him; He was despised, and we esteemed Him not.

4. Surely He hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem Him stricken and smitten of GOD, and afflicted.

5. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him, and with His stripes we are healed.

6. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all.

7. He was oppressed, and He was afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth : He is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so openeth He not His mouth.

8. He was taken from prison and from judgment; who shall declare His generation ? for He was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of My people was He stricken.

6. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all.

PURCELL.

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From the Commination Service.

Turn Thou us, O good LORD, and so shall we be turned. Be favourable, O LORD, be favourable to Thy people, who turn to Thee in weeping, fasting, and praying. For Thou art a merciful God, full of compassion, longsuffering, and of great pity. Thou sparest when we deserve punishment, and in Thy wrath thinkest upon mercy. Spare Thy people, good LORD, spare them, and let not Thine heritage be brought to confusion. Hear us, O LORD, for Thy mercy is great, and after the multitude of Thy mercies look upon us.

PURCELL.

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Psalm xxviii. 1. Unto Thee will I cry, O LORD my strength : think no scorn of me, lest, if Thou make as though Thou hearest not, I become like them that go down into the pit.

2. Hear the voice of my humble petitions, when I cry unto Thee; when I hold up my hands towards the mercyseat of Thy holy temple.

3. O pluck me not away, neither destroy me with the ungodly and wicked doers, [which speak friendly to their neighbours, but imagine mischief in their hearts.]

6. For they regard not in their minds the works of the LORD, nor the operation of His hands; therefore shall He break them down, and not build them up.

7. Praised be the LORD, for He hath heard the voice of my humble petitions.

8. The Lord is the strength of my life; my heart hath trusted in Him, and I am helped; therefore my heart danceth for joy, and in my song will I praise Him. Hallelujah.

Purcell.

204 Calkin, vv. 1-3, 6, 7.
205 OUSELEY, vv. 1-3, 7. Hallelujah. Amen.

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