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12 Like as a lion that is greedy | of his | prey : and as it were a lion's whelp, | lurking' in / se'cret places.

13 Up, Lord, disappoint him, and cast him down : deliver my soul from the ungodly, which | is' a | sword of thine ;

14 From the men of thy hand, O Lord, from the men,


say, and from the e'vil | world : which have their portion in this life, whose bellies thou | fillest with | thy' hid | treasure.

15 They have children at their desire : and leave the rest of their | sub'stance for their | babes.

16 But as for me, I will behold thy | presence' in | righteousness : and when I awake up after thy likeness, I shall be satisfied with it.


DAY 3.

Evening Prayer.
Psalm XVIII. Diligam te, Domine.
WILL love thee, O Lord, my strength; the Lord

is my stony rock, and | my' desfence : my Saviour, my God, and my might, in whom I will trust, my buckler, the horn also of my sal va'tion, | and my refuge.

2 I will call upon the Lord, which is worthy i to' be | praised : so shall I | be safe | from' mine | enemies.

3 The sorrows of death | com'passed | me : and the overflowings of un godli'ness made me afraid.

4 The pains of hell | came' asbout me : the snares of death - o'ver took me.

5 In my trouble I will call up on' the Lord : and complain' un to' my God.

6 So shall he hear my voice out of his ho'ly I temple : and my complaint shall come before him, it shall enter | even' in to' his ears.

7 The earth | trembled and / quaked : the very foundations also of the hills shook, and were removed, be'cause he was wroth.

8 There went a smoke out | in' his / presence : and a consuming fire out of his mouth, so that coals' were | kind'led | at it.

9 He bowed the heavens also, I and came down : and it was dark' under his feet.

10 He rode upon the cherubims, | and' did fly : he came flying upon the wings of the wind.

11 He made darkness his / se'cret | place : his pavilion round about him with dark water, / and thick | clouds' to cover him.

12 At the brightness of his presence his | clouds' removed : hail-/stones, and coals' of fire.

13 The Lord also thundered out of heaven, and the Highest gave his thunder : hail-/stones,' and coals' of fire.

14 He sent out his arrows, and scattered them : he cast forth light'nings, and destroyed them.

15 The springs of waters were seen, and the foundations of the round world were discovered, at thy chiding,' O Lord : at the blasting of the breath' of thy' dis pleasure.

16 He shall send down from on | high' to fetch me : and shall take me out of ma'ny | waters.

17 He shall deliver me from my strongest enemy, and from them' which | hate me : for they are too | migh'ty | for me.

18 They prevented me in the day of my trouble : but the Lord' was my' up holder,

19 He brought me forth also into a place of liberty : he brought me forth, even because he had al fa'vour | un'to | me.

20 The Lord shall reward me after my | righ'teous | dealing : according to the cleanness of my hands shall he recompense me.

21 Because I have kept the ways of the Lord : and have not forsaken my God, I as' the / wick’ed | doth.

22 For I have an eye unto | all his laws : and will not cast out | his' commandments | from me.

23 I was also uncorrupt before him : and eschew'ed | mine' own | wickedness.

24 Therefore shall the Lord reward me after my | righ'teous dealing : and according unto the cleanness of my hands' in his eyesight.

25 With the holy thou shalt be | holy : and with a perfect | man' thou shalt be perfect.

26 With the clean thou shalt be clean : and with the | froward thou shalt learn | frowardness.

27 For thou shalt save the people that are | in' ad|versity : and shalt bring down the high' looks of the proud.

28 Thou also shalt | light' my candle : the Lord my God shall make my | dark’ness | to' bel light.

29 For in thee I shall discomfit an | host of | men : and with the help of my God I shall | leap' over the wall.

30 The way of God is an unde fil'ed | way : the word of the Lord also is tried in the fire; he is the defender of all them that | put their | trust in him.

31 For who is God, but the Lord : or who hath any strength', except' our God?

32 It is God, that girdeth me with strength' of | war : and | mak'eth | my' way | perfect.

33 He maketh my feet | like' harts' | feet : and setteth' me up' on | high.

34 He teacheth mine | hands to fight : and mine arms shall break | even' a | bow' of steel.

35 Thou hast given me the defence of thy' salvation : thy right hand also shall hold me up, and thy loving correction shall make me great.

36 Thou shalt make room enough under me | for to go : that my foot'steps shall not slide.

37 I will follow upon mine enemies, and o'vertake them : neither will I turn again | till' I | have destroyed them.

38 I will smite them, that they shall not be ! able to stand : but fall' un der' my feet.

39 Thou hast girded me with strength un to' the | battle : thou shalt throw | down' mine | ene'mies under me.

40 Thou hast made mine enemies also to turn

their backs' up on me : and I shall | de'stroy them' that I hate me.

41 They shall cry, but there shall be / none' to help them : yea, even unto the Lord shall they cry, | but he / shall not | hear them.

42 I will beat them as small as the dust be fore' the / wind : I will cast them out as the clay | in' the streets.

43 Thou shalt deliver me from the strivings of the people : and thou shalt make me the head of the | heathen.

44 A people whom I have not known : shall | serve - 1 - - | me.

45 As soon as they hear of me, they shalľ obey me : but the strange children / shall dis sem ble ! with me.

46 The strange children' shall | fail : and be a fraid out of their | prisons.

47 The Lord liveth, and blessed be my' strong | helper : and praised be the God of my salvation.

48 Even the God that seeth that I be' a venged : and subdueth the people un'to | me.

49 It is he that delivereth me from my cruel enees, and setteth me up a bore' mine | adversaries : ju shalt rid me from the wiek’ed | man.

50 For this cause will I give thanks unto thee, O Lord, among the Gentiles : and sing | praises' unoʻthy Name

5i Great prosperity giveth he un to his King : and she weth loving-kindness unto David his Anointed, and unto his / seed' for e'rermore.

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