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35 Again, he maketh the wilderness a standing water : and water'-springs of a' dry | ground.

36 And there he setteth' the / hungry : that they may | build them' a city' to dwell in;

37 That they may sow their land, and plant | vineyards : to yield them | fruits of increase.

38 He blesseth them, so that they multiply ex-|| ceed'ing|ly : and suffereth not their cattle | to' de- | crease.

39 And again, when they are minished, | and' brought | low : through oppression, through | a'ny . plague,' or | trouble ;

40 Though he suffer them to be evil in treated' through tyrants : and let them wander out of the way - | in' the wilderness ;

41 Yet helpeth he the poor | out of misery : and maketh him households | like a flock' of sheep.

42 The righteous will consider this, | and rejoice : and the mouth of all | wickedness | shall be stopped.

43 Whoso is wise will | ponder' these things : and they shall understand the loving-/kind'ness of the Lord.

Day 22. Evening Prayer.

Psalm CVIII. Paratum cor meum.
GOD, my heart is ready, my heart is ready :

I will sing and give praise with the best | mem'ber that I have.

2 Awake, thou | lute,' and harp : I myself | will a wake' right | early.

3 I will give thanks unto thee, O Lord, among' the people : I will sing praises unto | thee' asmong' the nations.

4 For thy mercy is greater | than' the heavens : and thy truth reacheth' un to the clouds.

5 Set up thyself, O God, albove the heavens : and thy glory | a'bove all the earth.

6 That thy beloved may be delivered : let thy right hand save them,' and hear' thou me.

7 God hath spoken | in' his holiness : I will rejoice therefore, and divide Sichem, and mete out the | valley' of Succoth.

8 Gilead is mine, and Manasses' is | mine : Ephraim also is the strength - | of my head.

'9 Judah is my law-giver, Moab | is my | washpot : over Edom will I cast out my shoe; upon Phi-| lis'tia | will' I triumph.

10 Who will lead me into the strong city : and who will bring' me | in'to | Edom ?

11 Hast not thou forsaken | us,' O God : and wilt not thou, O God, I go forth with our || hosts?

12 O help us against the enemy : for vain | is' the help of man.

13 Through God we shall | do' great acts : and it is he that shall' tread | down' our enemies.

Psalm CIX. Deus laudum. TTOLD not thy tongue, O God of my | praise : 11 for the mouth of the ungodly, yea, the mouth of the deceitful is opened up on me.

2 And they have spoken against me with' false | tongues : they compassed me about also with words of hatred, and fought against me without a cause.

3 For the love that I had unto them, lo, they take now my | con'trary | part : but I | give my‘self | un'to | prayer.

4 Thus have they rewarded me evil for good : and | hatred for | my' good will.

5 Set thou an ungodly man to be ru'ler | over him : and let Satan stand at his right hand.

6 When sentence is given upon him, let him be condemned : and let his prayer be | turn'ed in'to sin.

7 Let his | days' be few : and let ansoʻther take his office.

8 Let his children' be | fatherless : and|' his / wife' a widow.

9 Let his children be vagabonds, and begʻ their bread : let them seek it also out of | desoʻlate | places.

10 Let the extortioner consume all that he hath : and let the stran'ger | spoil' his | labour.

11 Let there be no man' to pity him : nor to have compassion uplon' his father'less children.

12 Let his posterity | be' destroyed : and in the next generation let his name' be clean' put | out.

13 Let the wickedness of his fathers be had in remembrance in the sight of the Lord : and let not the sin of his mother' be done' alway.

14 Let them alway be before the | Lord : that he may root out the memorial of them' from off the earth;

15 And that, because his mind was not to do | good : but persecuted the poor helpless man, that he might slay him that was / vex'ed at the heart.

16 His delight was in cursing, and it shall | happen' un to him : he loved not blessing, therefore | shall it be far from him.

17 He clothed himself with cursing, like as with a raiment : and it shall come into his bowels like water, and like oil in to' his bones.

18 Let it be unto him as the cloke that he hath' up on him ; and as the girdle that he is alway girded with al.

19 Let it thus happen from the Lord un to' mine enemies : and to those that speak | evil algainst my | soul.

20 But deal thou with me, O Lord God, according un to' thy | Name : for sweet is | thy - | mercy.

21 O deliver me, for I am | helpless' and poor : and my heart is wounded within me.

22 I go hence like the shadow | thať de parteth : and am driven a way' as | the grass|hopper.

23 My knees are | weak' through | fasting : my flesh is dried | up' for want of fatness.

24 I became also a re|proach' un to them : they that looked up on' me shakeď their | heads.

25 Help me, 0 | Lord' my God : O save me accord’ing | to' thy | mercy;

26 And they shall know, how that this is thy hand : and that thou, | Lord,' hast | done it.

27 Though they curse, yet' bless thou : and let them be confounded that rise up against me; but | let thy servant rejoice.

28 Let mine adversaries be clothed with shame : and let them cover themselves with their own con fusion, as with a cloke.

29 As for me, I will give great thanks unto the Lord / with my mouth : and praise him' almong' the multitude.

30 For he shall stand at the right hand / of the poor : to save his soul | from' un|right'eous | judges.

Day 23. Morning Prayer.

Psalm CX. Dixit Dominus. THE Lord said unto my | Lord : Sit thou on 1 my right hand, until I make thine e'nemies' thy | footstool.

2 The Lord shall send the rod of thy power out of Sion : be thou ruler, even in the midst among thine | enemies.

3 In the day of thy power shall the people offer thee free-will offerings with an ho'ly | worship : the dew of thy birth is of the womb of the morning

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