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4 Stand in awe,' and sin not : commune with your own heart, and in your cham'ber, and be still.

5 Offer the sacrifice' of righteousness : and put | your' trust | in' the Lord.

6 There be many' that say : Who will shew' us | a'ny / good ?

7 Lord, I lift thou | up : the light of thy | coun'. tesnance' up on us.

8 Thou hast put gladness | in' my heart : since the time that their corn, and wine,' and oil, in-|| creased.

9 I will lay me down in peace, and I take my | rest : for it is thou, Lord, only, that makest' me | dwell in | safety.

Psalm V. Verba mea auribus. DONDER my | words,' 0 | Lord : consider' my | 1 me'di tation.

2 O hearken thou unto the voice of my calling, my King, I and my God : for unto thee | will' I || make my | prayer.

3 My voice shalt thou hear beltimes,' 0 | Lord ; early in the morning will I direct my prayer unto | thee, and will look up.

4 For thou art the God that hast no pleasure' in | wickedness : neither shall any | e’vil | dwell with | thee.

5 Such as be foolish shall not stand | in' thy | sight : for thou hatest | all them | that work | vanity.

6 Thou shalt destroy them that speak | leasing : the Lord will abhor both the blood-thirsty and deceit'ful man.

7 But as for me, I will come into thine house, even upon the multitude of' thy | mercy : and in thy fear will I worship toward thy | ho'ly | temple.

8 Lead me, O Lord, in thy righteousness, because of' mine | enemies : make thy way I plain' before my face.

9 For there is no faithfulness | in' his mouth : their inward | parts are very | wickedness.

10 Their throat is an o'pen sepulchre : they | flat'ter | with their tongue.

11 Destroy thou them, O God ; let them perish through their own ilma’gi nations : cast them out in the multitude of their ungodliness ; for they have rebell'ed | a'gainst thee.

12 And let all them that put their trust in thee' rejoice : they shall ever be giving of thanks, because thou defendest them; they that love thy Name | shall be joy'ful | in thee;

13 For thou, Lord, wilt give thy blessing un to' the righteous : and with thy favourable kindness wilt thou defend him' as | with' a , shield.

Day 1.

Evening Prayer.
Psalm VI. Domine, ne in furore.
LORD, rebuke me not in thine | in'dignation :
neither chasten | me' in | thy' dis pleasure.

2 Have mercy upon me, O Lord, for | l'am weak : O Lord, heal me, | for' my | bones' are / vexed.

3 My soul also | is' sore | troubled : but, Lord, I how long wilt thou | punish me ?

4 Turn thee, O Lord, and desliver my / soul : O save me | for' thy | mer'cy's | sake.

5 For in death no man remember'eth | thee : and who will give | thee' thanks | in' the pit ?

6 I am weary of my groaning ; every night | wash I' my | bed : and water' my | couch' with my | tears.

7 My beauty is gone for | ve'ry | trouble : and worn away be cause of all mine | enemies.

8 Away from me, all ye | that work | vanity : for the Lord hath heard the voice of' my weeping.

9 The Lord hath heard my' petition : the Lord | will receive my prayer.

10 All mine enemies shall be confounded, and sore | vexed : they shall be turned back, and I put to | shame - | suddenly.

Psalm VII. Domine, Deus meus.
LORD my God, in thee have I put my | trust :

save me from all them that perse cute' me, and delliver me;

2 Lest he devour my soul, like a lion, and | tear iť in pieces : while there is none' to help.

3 O Lord my God, if I have done any such | thing : or if there be any | wicked'ness | in' my | hands;

4 If I have rewarded evil unto him that dealt | friend'ly with me : yea, I have delivered him that without any' cause is' mine | enemy;

5 Then let mine enemy persecute my | soul, and | take me : yea, let him tread my life down upon the earth, and lay mine | hon'our | in' the dust.

6 Stand up, O Lord, in thy wrath, and lift up thyself, because of the indignation of mine | enemies : arise up for me in the judgement | that thou | hast commanded.

7 And so shall the congregation of the people | come about thee : for their sakes therefore lift | up' thy self' again.

8 The Lord shall judge the people ; give sentence with | me,' O | Lord : according to my righteousness, and according to the innocency | that is | in - | me.

9 O let the wickedness of the ungodly come / to' an end : but | guide - | thou' the | just.

10 For the righteous | God : trieth the ve'ry || hearts' and reins.

11 My help | cometh' of God : who preserveth them that are | true' of heart.

12 God is a righteous Judge, | strong,' and | patient : and God is pro vok’ed eve'ry | day.

13 If a man will not turn, he will | wheť his sword : he hath bent his bow, and | made it ready.

14 He hath prepared for him the instruments' of| death : he ordaineth his arrows a gainst the per’se- | cutors.

15 Behold, he travailleth' with | mischief : he

hath conceived sorrow, and brought | forth' un godliness.

16 He hath graven and digged | up' a , pit : and is fallen himself into the destruction that he | made for other.

17 For his travail shall come upon his own head : and his wickedness shall | fall on his own pate.

18 I will give thanks unto the Lord, according | to' his righteousness : and I will praise the Name of the Lord' most | High.

Psalm VIII. Domine, Dominus noster.
LORD our Governour, how excellent is thy

Name in all the world : thou that hast set thy | glory above the heavens !

2 Out of the mouth of very babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength, because of thine enemies : that thou mightest still the enemy, and the a venger.

3 For I will consider thy heavens, even the works | of thy | fingers : the moon and the stars, which' thou hast ordained.

4 What is man, that thou art | mindful of || him : and the son of man, that thou | visit'est | him ?

5 Thou madest him lower than' the | angels : to crown him' with | glory' and worship.

6 Thou makest him to have dominion of the works of thy | hands : and thou hast put all things in subjec'tion under his feet;

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