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4 Stand in | awe,' and | sin not : commune with your own heart, and in your cham'ber, / and bei 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, | lift' thou | up : the light of thy | coun'. te nance' up on us.

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

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

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PONDER my I words,' 0 | Lord : con/sider my |

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2 O hearken thou unto the voice of

my calling, my King, I and my | God : for unto thee I will I | make my | prayer.

3 My voice shalt thou hear bestimes,' 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'vildwell 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 | plain' before

my | face.

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

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

11 Destroy thou them, O God ; let them perish through their own ima'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' displeasure.

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2 Have mercy upon me, O Lord, for | I'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 deliver 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 because 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 | 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' deliver me;

2 Lest he devour my soul, like a lion, and tear it' 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 |

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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 asbout 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 i to' an end : but guide - | thou' the just.

10 For the righteous God : trieth the very 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 prosvok’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 against 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.

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

Name in all the world : thou that hast set thy I glory' asbove 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 avenger.

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

4 What is man, that thou art | mindfuľ 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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