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3 But let the righteous be glad and rejoice before God let them also be merry and joyful.
4 O sing unto God, and sing praises unto his Name : magnify him that rideth upon the heavens, as it were upon an horse; praise him in his name JAH, and rejoice before him.
5 He is a Father of the fatherless, and defendeth the cause of the widows: even God in his holy habitation.
6 He is the God that maketh men to be of one mind in an house, and bringeth the prisoners out of captivity: but letteth the runagates continue in scarceness.
7 O God, when thou wentest forth before the people: when thou wentest through the wilderness,
8 The earth shook, and the heavens dropped at the presence of God: even as Sinai also was moved at the presence of God, who is the God of Israel.
9 Thou, O God, sentest a gracious rain upon thine inheritance: and refreshedst it when it was weary.
10 Thy congregation shall dwell therein for thou, O God, hast of thy goodness prepared for the poor.
11 The Lord gave the word: great was the company of the preachers.
12 Kings with their armies did flee, and were discomfited: and they of the houshold divided the spoil.
13 Though ye have lien among the pots, yet shall ye be as the wings of a dove: that is covered with sil. ver wings, and her feathers like gold.
14 When the Almighty scattered kings for their sake: then were they as white as snow in Salmon.
15 As the hill of Basan, so is God's hill: even an high hill, as the hill of Basan.
16 Why hop ye so, ye high hills? this is God's hill, in the which it pleaseth him to dwell: yea, the Lord will abide in it for ever.
17 The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of angels and the Lord is among them, as in the holy place of Sinai.
18 Thou art gone up on high, thou hast led captivity captive, and received gifts for men: yea, even for thine enemies, that the Lord God might dwell among them.
19 Praised be the Lord daily even the God who helpeth us, and poureth his benefits upon us.
20 He is our God, even the God of whom cometh salvation God is the Lord, by whom we escape death. 21 God shall wound the head of his enemies and
EVENING PRAYER obid br.A 8
Sunto my soul.
AVE me, O God: for the waters are come in, even
2 I stick fast in the deep mire, where no ground is :
I am come into deep waters, so that the floods run
3 I am weary of crying; my throat is dry: my sight faileth me for waiting so long upon my God.
4 They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head: they that are mine enemies, and would destroy me guiltless, are mighty.
5 I paid them the things that I never took: God, thou knowest my simpleness, and my faults are not hid from thee.
6 Let not them that trust in thee, O Lord God of hosts, be ashamed for my cause : let not those that seek thee be confounded through me, O Lord God of Israel.
7 And why? for thy sake have I suffered reproof: shame hath covered my face.
8 I am become a stranger unto my brethren: even an alien unto my mother's children.
9 For the zeal of thine house hath even eaten me : and the rebukes of them that rebuked thee are fallen upon me.
10 I wept, and chastened myself with fasting: and that was turned to my reproof.
11 I put on sackcloth also: and they jested upon
12 They that sit in the gate speak against me: and the drunkards make songs upon me.
13 But, Lord, I make my prayer unto thee: in an acceptable time.
14 Hear me, O God, in the multitude of thy mercy: even in the truth of thy salvation.
15 Take me out of the mire, that I sink not: O let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters.
16 Let not the water-flood drown me, neither let the deep swallow me up: and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me.
17 Hear me, O Lord, for thy loving-kindness is comfortable: turn thee unto me according to the multitude of thy mercies.
18 And hide not thy face from thy servant, for I am in trouble: O haste thee, and hear me.
19 Draw nigh unto my soul, and save it: O deliver me, because of mine enemies.
20 Thou hast known my reproof, my shame, and my dishonour: mine adversaries are all in thy sight.
21 Thy rebuke hath broken my heart; I am full of heaviness: I looked for some to have pity on me, but there was no man, neither found I any to comfort me. 22 They gave me gall to eat and when I was thirsty they gave me vinegar to drink.
23 Let their table be made a snare to take themselves withal: and let the things that should have been for their wealth be unto them an occasion of falling. 24 Let their eyes be blinded, that they see not: and ever bow thou down their backs.
25 Pour out thine indignation upon them: and let thy wrathful displeasure take hold of them.
26 Let their habitation be void and no man to dwell in their tents.
27 For they persecute him whom thou hast smitten: and they talk how they may vex them whom thou hast wounded.
28 Let them fall from one wickedness to another : and not come into thy righteousness.
..29 Let them be wiped out of the book of the living : and not be written among the righteous.
30 As for me, when I am poor and in heaviness : thy help, O God, shall lift me up.
31 I will praise the name of God with a song : and magnify it with thanksgiving.
32 This also shall please the Lord: better than a bullock that hath horns and hoofs.
33 The humble shall consider this, and be glad : seek ye after God, and your soul shall live.
34 For the Lord heareth the poor: and despiseth not his prisoners.
35 Let heaven and earth praise him the sea, and all that moveth therein.
36 For God will save Sion, and build the cities of Judah that men may dwell there, and have it in possession.
37 The posterity also of his servants shall inherit it : and they that love his name shall dwell therein. PSALM 70. Deus in adjutorium.
HASTE thee, O God to deliver me: make hastę
to help Lord.
2 Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul: let them be turned backward and put to confusion that wish me evil.
3 Let them for their reward be soon brought to shaine that cry over me, There, there.
4 But let all those that seek thee be joyful and glad in thee and let all such as delight in thy salvation say alway, The Lord be praised.
5 As for me, I am poor and in misery: haste thee unto me, O God.
6 Thou art my helper, and my redeemer : O Lord, make no long tarrying.
PSALM 71. In te, Domine, speravi.
N thee, O Lord, have I put my trust, let me never thy righteousness; incline thine ear unto me, and
2 Be thou my strong hold, whereunto I may alway resort thou hast promised to help me, for thou art my house of defence, and my castle.
3 Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the ungodly out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.
4 For thou, O Lord God, art the thing that I long for: thou art my hope, even from my youth.
5 Through thee have I been holden up ever since I was born thou art he that took me out of my mother's womb; my praise shall be always of thee.
6 I am become as it were a monster unto many : but my sure trust is in thee.
7 0 let my mouth be filled with thy praise: that I may sing of thy glory and honour all the day long.
8 Cast me not away in the time of age: forsake me not when my strength faileth me.
9 For mine enemies speak against me, and they that lay wait for my soul take their counsel together, saying: God hath forsaken him; persecute him, and take him, for there is none to deliver him.
10 Go not far from me, O God: my God, haste thee to help me.
11 Let them be confounded and perish that are against my soul: let them be covered with shame and dishonour that seek to do me evil.
12 As for me, I will patiently abide alway: and will praise thee more and more.
13 My mouth shall daily speak of thy righteousness and salvation: for I know no end thereof.