Page images
PDF
EPUB

7 All sheep' and oxen : yea, and the beasts of the field;

8 The fowls of the air, and the fishes of the sea : and whatsoever walketh | through' the paths' of the seas.

9 0 | Lord' our | Governour : how excellent is thy | Name' in / all the world!

Day 2.

Morning Prayer.

I

Psalm IX. Confitebor tibi.
WILL give thanks unto thee, O Lord, with | my

whole | heart : I will speak of all thy | marvel'. lous | works.

2 I will be glad and resjoice' in / thee : yea, my songs will I make of thy | Name,' 0 | thou' most | Highest.

3 While mine enemies are driv'en back : they shall fall and pe'rish at' thy presence.

4 For thou hast maintained my right and my i cause : thou art set in the throne that I judg'est | right.

5 Thou hast rebuked the heathen, and destroyed the' un godly : thou hast put out their | name' for ever' and ever.

6 0 thou enemy, destructions are come to a perspe'tual | end : even as the cities which thou hast destroyed; their memorial' is pe'rished with them.

7 But the Lord shall endure for ever : he hath also prepared' his seat' for judgement.

8 For he shall judge the world' in righteousness : and minister true | judgement un to' the people.

9 The Lord also will be a defence for the opspressed : even a refuge | in' due time of trouble.

10 And they that know thy Name will put their | trust in | thee : for thou, Lord, hast never | fail'ed | them' that | seek thee.

11 O praise the Lord which | dwelleth' in Sion : shew the peo'ple of his doings.

12 For, when he maketh inquisition for blood, he remem'bereth | them : and forgetteth not the complaint - | of the poor.

13 Have mercy upon me, O Lord; consider the trouble which I suffer of them' that I hate me : thou that liftest me up | from' the gates' of death.

14 That I may shew all thy praises within the ports of the daughter of Sion : I will rejoice in thy' salvation.

15 The heathen are sunk down in the pit | that they made : in the same net which they hid | privily,' is | their' foot | taken.

16 The Lord is known to exe'cute I judgement : the ungodly is trapped in the work' of his own | hands.

17 The wicked shall be turned | in'to hell : and all the people | that forget - | God.

18 For the poor shall not alway | be forgotten : the patient abiding of the meekshall not perish' for ever.

19 Up, Lord, and let not man have the up'per | hand : let the heathen be judgʻed | in' thy | sight.

20 Put them in fear,'O|Lord : that the heathen may know themselves to be' but | men.

WHY

Psalm X. Ut quid, Domine ?
HY standest thou so far | off, 0 | Lord : and

hidest thy face in the I need'ful | time of trouble?

2 The ungodly for his own lust doth perse cute the poor : let them be taken in the crafty wiliness that they have' imagined.

3 For the ungodly hath made boast of his own heart's desire : and speaketh good of the covetous,' whom God' ab horreth.

4 The ungodly is so proud, that he careth | not for God : neither is God' in all his thoughts.

5 His ways are | al'way | grievous : thy judgements are far above out of his sight, and therefore de fieth' he | all his enemies.

6 For he hath said in his heart, Tush, I shall never | be' cast | down : there shall no harm | hap'pen | un'to | me.

7 His mouth is full of cursing, deceit,' and fraud : under his tongue is un god'li ness' and vanity.

8 He sitteth lurking in the thievish corners of the streets : and privily in his lurking dens doth he murder the innocent; his eyes are | set a gainst the poor.

9 For he lieth waiting secretly, even as a lion lurketh he | in' his | den : that he' may | ravish' the poor.

10 He doth ravish' the poor : when he getteth him | into' his net.

11 He falleth down, and humbleth' himself : that the congregation of the poor may fall into the ! hands' of his - | captains.

12 He hath said in his heart, Tush, God hath' forgotten : he hideth away his face, and he' will | ne'ver | see it.

13 Arise, O Lord God, and lift | up' thine | hand : forget - | not the poor.

14 Wherefore should the wicked | blas'pheme God : while he doth say in his heart, Tush, | thou' God | carest not | for it.

15 Surely thou' hast | seen it : for thou beholdest un godliness' and wrong.

16 That thou mayest take the matter | into' thine | hand : the poor committeth himself unto thee; for thou art the help'er of the friendless.

17 Break thou the power of the ungodly | and malicious : take away his ungodliness, and thou shalt find | none.

18 The Lord is King for ever' and ever : and the heathen are | perished out of the land.

19 Lord, thou hast heard the desire of the poor : thou preparest their heart, and thine ear heark'enseth there to;

20 To help the fatherless and poor un to' their || right : that the man of the earth be no / more' ex- 1 alteď against them.

IN

Psalm XI. In Domino confido. N the Lord put | l' my trust : how say ye then to

my soul, that she should flee as a | bird' un to' the hill ?

2 For lo, the ungodly bend their bow, and make ready their arrows with in' the l quiver : that they may privily shoot at them which' are true' of heart.

3 For the foundations will be cast | down : and what | hath' the righ'teous | done ?

4 The Lord is in his holy temple : the Lord's' seat | is' in heaven.

5 His eyes consider the poor : and his eyelids | try' the children' of men.

6 The Lord alloweth' the righteous : but the ungodly, and him that delighteth in wickedness | doth' his | soul abshor.

7 Upon the ungodly he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, storm' and tempest : this shall be their portion' to drink.

8 For the righteous Lord | lov'eth righteousness : his countenance will behold | the thing | that is | just.

Day 2.

Evening Prayer.

Psalm XII. Salvum me fac. HE TELP me, Lord, for there is not one godly' man

left : for the faithful are minished from a mong the children' of men.

2 They talk of vanity every one with his neigh

« PreviousContinue »