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24 THE COMMON PRAYER, &c. 6 The Lord is on my side: I will not fear what man doeth unto me.

7 The Lord taketh my part with them that help me : therefore shall I fee my desire upon mine enemies.

8 It is better to trust in the Lord : than to put any confidence in man.

9 It is better to trust in the Lord : than to put any confidence in princes.

10 All nations compafled me round about : but in the Name of the Lord will I destroy them.

11 They kept me in on every side, they kept me in, 1 say, on every side : but in the Name of the Lord will I destroy them.

12 They came about me like bees, and are extinct even as the fire among the thorns : for in the Name of the Lord I will destroy them.

13 Thou hast thrust fore at me, that I might fall: but the Lord was my help.

14. The Lord is my strength and my fong: and is become my salvation.

15 The voice of joy and health is in the dwellings of the righteous : the right hand of the Lord bringeth mighty things to pass.

16 The right hand of the Lord hath the pre-eminence : the right hand of the Lord bringech mighty things to pass.

17 I shall not die, but live : and declare the works of the Lord..

18 The Lord hath chastened and corrected me : but he hath not given me over unto death.

19 Open me the gates of righteousness: that I may go into them, and give thanks unto the Lord.

20 This is the gate of the Lord : the righteous shall enter into it.

23 I will thank thee, for thou hast heard me : and art become my salvation.

22 The same stone which the builders refused: is become the head stone in the corner.

23. This is the Lords doing: and it is marvellous in our eyes.

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547 24 This is the day which the Lord hath made: we will rejoice and be glad in it.

25 Help me now, O Lord: O Lord, send us now profpericy.

26 Bleffed be he that cometh in the Name of the Lord : we have wished you good luck, ye that are of the house of the Lord.

27 God is the Lord, who hath shewed us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, yea, even unto the horns of the altar.

28 Thou art my God, and I will thank thee : chou art my God, and I will praise thee.

29 O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is gracious : and his mercy endureth for ever.

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E VENING PRA Y E R.

Psalm cxix. Beati immaculati.
Leffed are those chat are undefiled in the way : and walk

in the law of the Lord. 2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies : and seek him with their whole heart.

3 For they who do no wickedness : walk in his ways.

4 Thou haft charged : that we shall diligently keep thy commandments.

5 O that my ways were made fo direct : that I might keep thy statutes !

6 So shall I not be confounded : while I have respect unto all thy commandments.

PRACTICAL OBSERVATION S. Psalm cxviii.) This pfalm, which the Jews sung at their feasts, should be made use of by Christians in giving thanks to God, not only for the favours and deliverances, whether public or private, which he grants them ; but above all, for the coming of our Lord Jesus Chrift. The Spirit of God fignifies in this pfalm, that the Meffiah should be rejected by the chief of the Jews; and that, notwithstanding, he should become the king and head of the church, which was fulfilled when Jesus Christ was crucified, and when, after his resurrection, he ascended into heaven, and bis kingdom was etablidhed in the world.

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7 I will thank thee with an unfeigned heart : when I shall have learned the judgments of thy righteousness. 8 I will keep thy ceremonies : O forsake me not utterly,

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Herewithal shall a young man cleanse his way : even

by ruling himself after thy word. 2 With my whole heart have I sought thee: O leç me not go wrong out of thy commandments.

3 Thy words have I hid within my heart : that I should not sin against thee.

4 Blessed art thou, O Lord : O teach me thy statutes,

5 With my lips have I been telling : of all the judgments of thy mouth.

6 Í have had as great delight in the way of thy teftimo nies : as in all manner of riches.

7.1 will talk of thy commandments : and have respect unto thy ways..

8 My delight shall be in thy statutes : and I will not forget thy word.

Retribue fervo tuo,
Do well unto thy servant : that I may live, and keep

thy word. 2 Open thou mine eyes : that I may see tho wonderous things of thy law.

3 I am a stranger upon earth : O hide not thy com- ' mandments from me.

4 My soul breaketh out for the very fervent defire: that it hath alway unto thy judgments.

5 Thou hast rebuked the proud : and cursed are they that do err from thy commandments.

6 O turn from me sharne and rebuke: for I have kept thy testimonies.

7 Princes also did sit and speak against me : but thy fervant is occupied in thy statutes.

8 For thy testimonies are my delight : and my councellors.

Adhæfit pavimento. Y soul cleaveth to the dust: O quicken chou me according to thy word.

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549 2 I have acknowledged my ways, and thou heardest me: O teach me thy ftatufes. 3

Make me to understand the way of thy commandments; and fo Mall I talk of thy wonderous works.

4. My foul melteth away for very heaviness : 'comfort thou me according unto thy word.

5 Take from me the way of lying: and cause chou me to make much of thy law.

6 I have chosen the way of truth ; and thy judgments have I laid before me.

7 I have stuck unto thy testimonies : 0 Lord, confound me not.

8 I will run the way of thy commandments : when thou haft set

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25,* MORNING P R AY E R.

Legem pone.
EACH me, O Lord, the way of thy ftatutes : and

I shall keep it unto the end. 2 Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law : yea, I shall keep it with my whole heart.

3 Make me to go in the path of thy commandments : for therein is my desire.

4 Incline my heart unto thy testimonies : and not to covetousness.

5.0 turn away mine eyes, left they behold vanity : and quicken thou me in thy way. 6 O ftablish thy word in thy servant : that I may

fear thee.

7 Take away the rebuke that I am afraid of : for thy judgments are good.

8 Behold, my delight is in thy commandments : 0 quicken me in thy righteousness.

Et veniat super me.
ET thy loving mercy come also unto me, O Lord :

even thy falvațion, according unto thy word. 2 So shall I make answer unto my blafphemers : for my cruft is in thy word.

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3 O take not the word of thy truth utterly out of my : mouth: for my hope is in thy judgments.

4 So shall I alway keep thy law : yea, for ever and ever. 5 And I will walk at liberty : for I seek thy command

6 I will speak of thy testimonies also, even before kings: and will not be ashamed.

7 And my delight shall be in thy commandments : which I have loved. : 8 My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved : and my study shall be in thy statutes.

Memor efto fervi tui.
Think upon thy servant, as concerning thy word:

wherein thou haft caused me to put my trust. 2 The same is my comfort in my trouble : for thy word hath quickened me. 3

The proud have had me exceedingly in derision : yet have I not shrinked from thy law.

4 For I remembered thine everlafting judgments, o Lord : and received comfort.

5 I am horribly afraid: for the ungodly that forsake chy law.

6 Thy statutes have been my fongs : in the house of my pilgrimage.

7 I have thought upon thy name, O Lord, in the nightseason : and have kept thy law. 8 This I had : because I kept thy commandments.

Portio mea, Domine.
WHOU art my portion, O Lord : I have promised to

keep thy law. • 2 I made my humble petition in thy presence with my whole heart : O be merciful unto me according to thy word.

3 I called mine own ways to remembrance : and turned my feet unto thy teftimonies.

4 I made hafte, and prolonged not the time : to keep thị cominandments.

5 The congregation of the ungodly have robbed me: bu: I have not forgotten thy law.

6 At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee: because of thy righteous judgments.

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