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Day 17. Evening Prayer.

Psalm LXXXIX. Misericordias Domini. My song shall be alway of the loving-kindness |

of the | Lord : with my mouth will I ever be shewing thy truth from one genera'tion | to' an-| other,

2 For I have said, Mercy shall be set | up' for ever : thy truth shalt thou / sta'blish | in' the | heavens.

3 I have made a covenant | with my | chosen : I have sworn | un'to | David' my | servant;

4 Thy seed will I | stablish' for | er : and set up thy throne from one generation to another.

5 O Lord, the very heavens shall praise thy | won'drous works : and thy truth in the congre-|| ga'tion of the saints.

6 For who is he almong the clouds : that shall be compareď un to' the | Lord ?

7 And what is he among the gods : that shall be | like' un to' the | Lord ? 8 God is very greatly

be feared in the council of the saints : and to be had in reverence of all them that are round about him.

9 O Lord God of hosts, who is like | un'to | thee : thy truth, most mighty Lord, is' on ev'ery | side.

10 Thou rulest the raging of the sea : thou stillest the waves therefof' when | they' asrise.

11 Thou hast súbdued Egypt, and destroyed

it : thou hast scattered thine enemies abroad | with' thy migh'ty | arm.

12 The heavens are thine, the earth | also' is ! thine : thou hast laid the foundation of the round world, and | all that there'in | is.

13 Thou hast made the north and the south : Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in thy - Name.

14 Thou hast a | migh'ty | arm : strong is thy hand, and high' is thy' right hand.

15 Righteousness and equity are the habitation | of thy | seat : mercy and truth shall | go' before thy | face.

16 Blessed is the people, O Lord, that can rejoice' in / thee : they shall walk in the light of | thy - | countenance.

17 Their delight shall be daily | in' thy name : and in thy righteousness / shall they make their boast.

18 For thou art the glory of their strength : and in thy loving-kindness thou shalt lift up' our | horns.

19 For the Lord is | our' desfence : the Holy One of | Issrael | is' our | King.

20 Thou spakest sometime in visions unto thy | saints,' and saidst : I have laid help upon one that is mighty; I have exalted one chosen' out of the people.

21 I have found | David' my | servant : with my holy oil have l' a noint'ed him.

22 My hand shall | hold him | fast : and|-'my| arm' shall strengthen him.

23 The enemy shall not be able to do' him | violence : the son of wicked'ness shall not | hurt him.

24 I will smite down his foes before his / face : and | plague - | them' that I hate him.

25 My truth also and my mercy | shall be with him : and in my Name shall | his' horn | be ex alted.

26 I will set his dominion also | in' the sea : and his | righť hand | in' the floods.

27 He shall call me, Thou art my father : my God, and my strong' salvation.

28 And I will make him my | first-born : higher than the kings of the earth.

29 My mercy will I keep for him for ev'ermore : and my covenant | shall stand | fast with him.

30 His seed also will I make to endure for | ever : and his throne | as the days of heaven.

31 But if his children for sake my law : and walk' not in' my judgements;

32 If they break my statutes, and keep not my commandments : I will visit their offences with the rod, and their sin' with | scourges.

33 Nevertheless, my loving-kindness will I not | utterly' take | from him : nor | suffer' my | truth' to | fail.

34 My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips : I have sworn once by my holiness that | ľ' will | noť fail | David.

35 His seed shall en dure for ever : and his seat is like as the sun' before me.

36 He shall stand fast for evermore | as the moon : and as the faith'ful | witness' in heaven.

37 But thou hast abhorred and forsaken | thine Anointed : and art dis pleas'ed at him.

38 Thou hast broken the covenant of thy | servant : and cast | his crown to the ground.

39 Thou hast overthrown all his hedges : and broken | down' his strong - | holds.

40 All they that go' by spoil him : and he is become a resproach - to his neighbours.

41 Thou hast set up the right hand of his enemies : and made all his | adverssaries | to rejoice.

42 Thou hast taken away the edge of his sword : and givest him not | vic'tory | in' the battle.

43 Thou hast put out his glory : and cast his throne' down to the ground.

44 The days of his youth hast' thou | shortened : and covered him | with' dis|honour.

45 Lord, how long wilt thou hide thyself, for ever : and shall thy | wrath - | burn' like | fire ?

46 O remember how | short my time is : wherefore hast thou made all men' for nought?

47 What man is he that liveth, and shall not see | death : and shall he deliver his soul | from' the hand of hell ?

48 Lord, where are thy old lov'ing-kindnesses : which thou swarest unto | Da’vid | in' thy | truth?

49 Remember, Lord, the rebuke that thy | ser'vants have : and how I do bear in my bosom the resbukes' of | ma'ny | people ;

50 Wherewith thine enemies have blasphemed thee, and slandered the footsteps of thine' Alnointed : Praised be the Lord for evermore. | A'men | and' Amen.

Day 18.

Morning Prayer.

Psalm XC. Domine, refugium.

LORD thou hast been our | refuge : from one

2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever the earth and the world' were made : thou art God from everlasting, and world without - | end.

3 Thou turnest man | to' destruction : again thou sayest, Come a gain,' ye | children' of men.

4 For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday : seeing that is past as a watch in' the night.

5 As soon as thou scatterest them they are even as' a sleep : and fade away | sudden'ly | like the grass.

6 In the morning it is green, and grow'eth | up : but in the evening it is cut down, | dri'ed | up,' and | withered.

7 For we consume away in | thy' dis pleasure : and are afraid at thy wrath'ful in'dig|nation.

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