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17 Thy righteousness, O God, is very high : and great things are they that thou hast done; O God, / who' is | like' unto | thee?

18 O what great troubles and adversities hast thou shewed me! and yet didst thou turn and refresh me : yea, and broughtest me from the deep | of the earth' again.

19 Thou hast brought me to great | honour : and comforted me on eve'ry side.

• 20 Therefore will I praise thee and thy faithfulness, O God, playing upon an instrument of musick : unto thee will I sing upon the harp, O thou | Ho'ly One of Israel.

21 My lips will be fain when I sing | un'to thee : and so will my soul / whom' thou | hasť delivered.

22 My tongue also shall talk of thy righteousness | all the day long : for they are confounded and brought unto shame that seek' to do' me | evil.


Psalm LXXII. Deus, judicium. IVE the King thy | judgements,' o God : and

thy righteousness | un'to | the King's / son.

2 Then shall he judge thy people according | un'to | right : and / -' defend the poor.

3 The mountains also | shall bring | peace : and the little hills | righteous'ness | unto' the people.

4 He shall keep the simple folk | by their right: defend the children of the poor, and | pun'ish | the' wrongdoer.

5 They shall fear thee, as long as the sun and | moon' endureth : from one genera'tion to another.

6 He shall come down like the rain into a l fleece of wool : even as the | drops' that water the earth.

7 In his time shall the righteous | flourish : yea, and abundance of peace, so long as the moon' endureth.

8 His dominion shall be also from the one sea | to the other : and from the flood | un'to | the world's | end.

9 They that dwell in the wilderness shall | kneel before him : his enemies' shall | lick' the dust.

10 The kings of Tharsis and of the isles shall give presents : the kings of Arabia and Sa'ba shall bring gifts.

11 All kings shall fall | down' before him : all | nations' shall do' him service.

12 For he shall deliver the poor | when' hel crieth : the needy also, and | him' that | hath' no helper.

13 He shall be favourable to the simple and needy : and shall preserve the souls of the poor.

14 He shall deliver their souls from | falsehood' and | wrong : and dear shall their | blood be | in' his sight.

15 He shall live, and unto him shall be given of the gold | of Arabia : prayer shall be made ever unto him, and | daily' shall | he' be praised.

16 There shall be an heap of corn in the earth,

high up on the hills : his fruit shall shake like Libanus, and shall be green in the city like grass uplon' the earth.

17 His Name shall endure for ever ; his Name shall remain under the sun asmong the posterities : which shall be blessed through him; and all the hea'then shall praise him.

18 Blessed be the Lord God, even the God of | Israel : which only do'eth won'drous things;

19 And blessed be the Name of his | Majesty' for | ever : and all the earth shall be filled with his | Majes'ty. | A'men, Amen.

Day 14. Evening Prayer.

Psalm LXXIII. Quam bonus Israel ! TRULY NRULY God is loving | un'to | Israel : even unto

such as | are' of a clean | heart.

2 Nevertheless, my feet were almost | gone : my | treadings' had well-nigh | slipt.

3 And why? I was grieved | ať. the wicked : I do also see the up godly' in | such' prosperity.

4 For they are in no | peris of death : but |-' are | lusty and strong.

5 They come in no misfortune like oʻther | folk : neither are they | plagued like o'ther | men.

6 And this is the cause that they are so I holden' with pride : and o'verwhelmed with cruelty.

7 Their eyes swell with fatness : and they do e'ven | what they | lust.

8 They corrupt other, and speak of wick'ed | blasphemy : their talking | is a'gainst the most | High.

9 For they stretch forth their mouth un to' the | heaven : and their tongue go'eth | through the world.

10 Therefore fall the people' un to them : and thereout suck | they' no small' advantage.

11 Tush, say they, how should God perceive it : is there knowledge in the most | High?

12 Lo, these are the ungodly, these prosper in the world, and these have riches | in' possession : and I said, Then have I cleansed my heart in vain, and washed' mine | hands' in | innocency.

13 All the day long have l' been punished : and | chast'ened | ev'ery | morning.

14 Yea, and I had almost said | even' as | they : but lo, then I should have condemned the genera'tion of thy children.

15 Then thought I to | un'derstand this : but | it was | too' hard | for me,

16 Until I went into the sanctuary' of God : then understood I the end of these - | men;

17 Namely, how thou dost set them in slippe'ry places : and castest them down, and destroy'est them.

18 Oh, how suddenly do they' con/sume : perish, and come to a | fear'ful | end !

19 Yea, even like as a dream when one aswak. eth : so shalt thou make their image to | va'nish | out of the city.

20 Thus my heart' was | grieved : and it went | e'ven | through' my | reins.

21 So foolish was | 1, and ignorant : even as it | were a beast' before thee.

22 Nevertheless, I am | al'way | by thee : for thou hast holden | me' by my' right hand.

23 Thou shalt guide me with thy | counsel : and after that receive me with | glory.

24 Whom have I in heaven' but | thee : and there is none upon earth that I desire in compa’risson' of thee.

25 My flesh and | my heart | faileth : but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion' for |


26 For lo, they that forsake | thee' shall perish : thou hast destroyed all them that commit fornisca'tion a'gainst thee.

27 But it is good for me to hold me fast by God, to put my trust | in the Lord | God : and to speak of all thy works in the gates of the daughter' of | Sion.

Psalm LXXIV. Ut quid, Deus ? 0

GOD, wherefore art thou absent from us' so

long : why is thy wrath so hot asgainst the | sheep of thy | pasture ?

2 O think upon thy congregation : whom thou hast purchased, / and redeemed' of old.

3 Think upon the tribe of thine' in heritance : and mount Sion, | where'in | thou' hast | dwelt.

4 Lift up thy feet, that thou mayest utterly de

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