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8 Thou hast set our misdeeds before thee: and our secret sins in the light of thy counte


9 For when thou art angry all our days are gone we bring our years to an end, as it were a tale that is told.

10 The days of our age are threescore years and ten; and though men be so strong that they come to fourscore years yet is thei: strength then but labour and sorrow; so soon passeth it away, and we are gone.

11 But who regardeth the power of thy wrath for even thereafter as a man feareth, so is thy displeasure.

12 Ŏ teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.

13 Turn thee again, O Lord, at the last : and be gracious unto thy servants.

14 O satisfy us with thy mercy, and that soon so shall we rejoice and be glad all the days of our life.

15 Comfort us again now after the time that thou hast plagued us and for the years wherein we have suffered adversity.

16 Shew thy servants thy work and their children thy glory.

17 And the glorious Majesty of the Lord our God be upon us prosper thou the work of our hands upon us, O prosper thou our handy-work.

PSAL. Xci. Qui habitat.

WE HOSO dwelleth under the defence of

the most High : shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

2 I will say unto the Lord, Thou art my

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hope, and my strong hold my God, in him will I trust.

3 For he shall deliver thee from the snare of the hunter and from the noisome pesti


4 He shall defend thee under his wings, and thou shalt be safe under his feathers: his faithfulness and truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

5 Thou shalt not be afraid for any terror by night: nor for the arrow that flieth by day;

6 For the pestilence that walketh in darkness nor for the sickness that destroyeth in the noon-day.

7 A thousand shall fall beside thee, and ten thousand at thy right hand: but it shall not come nigh thee.

8 Yea, with thine eyes shalt thou behold: and see the reward of the ungodly.

9 For thou, Lord, art my hope set thine house of defence very high.

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10 There shall no evil happen unto thee: neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee to keep thee in all thy ways.

12 They shall bear thee in their hands: that thou hurt not thy foot against a stone.

13 Thou shalt go upon the lion and adder : the young lion and the dragon shalt thou tread under thy feet.

14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him : I will set him up, because he hath known my Name.

15 He shall call upon me, and I will hear

him yea, I am with him in trouble; I wil¦ deliver him, and bring him to honour.

16 With long life will I satisfy him and shew him my salvation.

PSAL. xcii. Bonum est confiteri.


T is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord and to sing praises unto thy Name O most Highest ;


2 To tell of thy loving-kindness early in the morning and of thy truth in the night-season

3 Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the lute: upon a loud instrument, and upon the harp.

4 For thou, Lord, hast made me glad through thy works: and I will rejoice in giv ing praise for the operations of thy hands.

5 O Lord, how glorious are thy works: thy thoughts are very deep.

6 An unwise man doth not well consider this and a fool doth not understand it.

7 When the ungodly are green as the grass, and when all the workers of wickedness do flourish then shall they be destroyed for ever; but thou, Lord, art the most Highest

for evermore.

8 For lo, thine enemies, O Lord, lo, thine enemies shall perish and all the workers of wickedness shall be destroyed.

9 But mine horn shall be exalted like the horn of an unicorn: for I am anointed with fresh oil.

10 Mine eye also shall see his lust of mine enemies and mine ear shall hear his desire of the wicked that arise up against me.

11. The righteous shall flourish like a palm

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tree Libanus.

12 Such as are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of the house of our God.

13 They also shall bring forth more fruit in their age and shall be fat and wellliking.

14 That they may shew how true the Lord my strength is: and that there is no unrighteousness in him.

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PSAL. xciii. Dominus regnavit.


HE Lord is King, and hath put on glorious apparel the Lord hath put on his apparel, and girded himself with strength.

2 He hath made the round world so sure : that it cannot be moved.

3 Ever since the world began hath thy seat been prepared: thou art from everlasting.

4 The floods are risen, O Lord, the floods have lift up their voice the floods lift up their waves.

5 The waves of the sea are mighty, and rage horribly but yet the Lord, who dwelleth on high, is mightier.

6 Thy testimonies, O Lord, are very sure : holiness becometh thine house for ever. PSAL. XCIV. Deus ultionum.

LORD God, to whom vengeance belongeth thou God, to whom vengeance belongeth, shew thyself.



2 Arise, thou Judge of the world and reward the proud after their deserving.

3 Lord, how long shall the ungodly: how long shall the ungodly triumph?


4 How long shall all wicked doers speak so disdainfully and make such proud boasting? 5 They smite down thy people, O Lord : and trouble thine heritage.

6 They murder the widow, and the stranger: and put the fatherless to death.

7 And yet they say, Tush, the Lord shall not see neither shall the God of Jacob re

gard it.

8 Take heed, ye unwise among the people: O ye fools, when will ye understand?

9 He that planted the ear, shall he not hear: or he that made the eye, shall he not see?

10 Or he that nurtureth the heathen it is he that teacheth man knowledge, shall not he punish?

11 The Lord knoweth the thoughts of man : that they are but vain.

12 Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O Lord and teachest him in thy law;


13 That thou mayest give him patience in time of adversity: until the pit be digged up for the ungodly.

14 For the Lord will not fail his people : neither will he forsake his inheritance;

15 Until righteousness turn again unto judgement all such as are true in heart shall follow it.

16 Who will rise up with me against the wicked : : or who will take my part against the evil-doers?

17 If the Lord had not helped me it had not failed but my soul had been put to silence.

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