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8 This I had, because I kept thy derstanding, that I may learn thy commandments.

commandments. Portio mea, Domine.

2 They that fear thee will be HOU art my portion, O Lord ; glad when they see me; because I 2 I made my humble petition in 3 I know, O Lord, that thy judg. thy presence with my whole heart;ments are right, and that thou of o be merciful unto me, according very faithfulness hast caused me to to thy word.

be troubled. 3 I called mine own ways to re- 4 O let thy merciful kindness be membrance, and turned my feet my comfort, according to thy word unto thy testimonies.

unto thy servant. 4 I made haste, and prolonged 5 O let thy loving mercies come not the time, to keep thy command- unto me, that I may live; for thy inents.

law is ny delight. 5 The congregations of the uns 6 Let the proud be confounded, godly have robbed me; but I have for they go wickedly about to do not forgotten thy law.

stroy me; but I will be occupied in 6 At midnight I will rise to give thy commandments. thanks unto thee; because of thy 7 Let such as fear thee, and have righteous judgments.

known thy testimonies, be turned 7 I am a companion of all them unto me. that fear thee, and keep thy com- 8 ( let my heart be sound in thy mandments.

statutes, that I be not ashamed. 8 The earth, O Lord, is full of Defecit animæ mea.

mercy: 0 teach me thy- sta- My soul hàth longed for thy sal 1 Ales

vation, and I have a good Bonitatem fecisti. hope because of thy word. O

LORD thou hast dealt graci- 2 Mine eyes long sore for thy

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comfort me? 2 O learn me true understanding, 3 For I am become like a bottle and knowledge; for I have believed in the smoke; yet do I not forget thy commandments.

thy statutes. 3 Before I was troubled, I went 4 How many are the days of thy wrong; but now have I kept thy servant? when wilt thou be avengword.

ed of them that persecute me? 4 Thou art good and gracious: 5 The proud have digged pits for O teach me thy statutes.

me, which are not after thy law. 5 The proud have imagined a 6 All thy commandments are lie against me; but I will keep true: they persecute me falsely, thy commandments with my whole o be thou my help. heart.

7 They had almost made an end 6 Their heart is as fat as brawn'; of me upon earth; but I forsook but my delight hath been in thy not thy commandments.

8 0 quicken me after thy loving. 7 It is good for me that I have kindness; and so'shall I keep the been in trouble ; that I may learn testimonies of thy mouth. thy statutes.

In æternum, Domine. The law of thy mouth is dearer O LORD thy word endureth for unto me than thousands of gold and silver.

2 Thy truth also remaineth from EVENING PRAYER.

one generation to another; thou Manus tuæ fecerunt me. hast laid the foundation of the THY hands have made me, and earth, and it abideth.

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yet do I not forget thy law. 4 If my delight had not been in 6 The ungodly have laid a snare thy law, I should have perished in for me; but yet I swerved not from my trouble.

thy commandments. 5 I will never forget thy com- 7 Thy testimonies have I claimed mandments; for with them thou as mine heritage for ever; and why? hast quickened me.

they are the very joy of my heart. 6 I am thine: O save me, for I 8 I have applied my heart to fulfil have sought thy commandments. thy statutes alway, even unto the

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I HATE then that imagine evil 3 I see that all things come to an things;

but thy law do I love. end; but thy commandment is ex- 2 Thou art my defence and ceeding broad.

shield; and my trust is in thy word. Quomodo dileri !

3 Away from me, ye wicked ; 1 L ORD, what love have I unto will keep the commandments of my thy law! all the day long is my

God. study in it.

4 O stablish me according to thy 2 Thou, through thy command-word, that I may live; and let me ments, hast made me wiser than not be disappointed of my hope. mine enemies; for they are ever

5 Hold thou me up, and I shall with me.

be safe; yea, my delight shall be 3 I have more understanding ever in thy statutes. than my teachers; for thy testimo

6 Thou hast trodden down all nies are my study.

them that depart from thy statutes; 4 I am wiser than the aged; be- for they imagine but deceit. cause I keep thy commandments.

7 Thou puttest away all the un5 I have refrained my feet from godly of the earth like dross; thereevery evil way, that I may keep thy fore I love thy testimonies,

8 My flesh trembleth for fear of 6 I have not shrunk from thy thee; and I am afraid of thy judgjudgments; for thou teachest me.

ments. 70 how sweet are thy words

Feci judicium. unto my throat; yea, sweeter than I DEAL with the thing that is honey unto my mouth!

lawful and right; O give me not 8 Through thy commandments over unto mine oppressors. I get understanding : therefore I,. ? Make thou thy servant to dehate all evil ways.

light in that which is good, that the

proud do me no wrong. The twenty-sixth Day.

3 Mine eyes are wasted away MORNING PRAYER.

with looking for thy health, and for

the word of thy righteousness. Lucerna pedibus meis. 4.0 deal with thy servant ac THY word, is a lantern unto my cording unto thy loving mercy,

and 2. I have sworn, and am stead- 5. I am thy servant; O grant me fastly purposed, to keep thy righte- understanding, that I ous judgments.

thy testimonies. 3 I am troubled above measure 6 It is time for thee, Lord, to lay quicken me, O Lord, according to to thine hand; for they have dethy word.

stroyed thy law. 4 Let the free-will-offerings of 7 For I love thv commandments my mouth please thee, O Lord ; above gold and precious stones. and teach me thy judgments. 8. Therefore hold 1 straight all

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3 Early in the I cry un. THY testimonies are wonderful; to thee; for in thy word is my trust.

therefore doth my soul kcep 4 Mine eyes prevent the night them.

watches; that I might be occupied 1 2 When thy word goeth forth, it in thy words. giveth light and understanding unto 5 Hear my voice, O Lord, acThe simple.

cording unto thy loving-kindness; 3 l'opened my mouth, and drew quicken me according as thou arí in my breath ; for my delight was wont. in thy commandmenis.

6 They draw nigh that of malice 4 0 look thou upon me, and be persecute me, and are far from thy merciful unto me, as thou usest to law. do unto those that love thy name. 7 Be thou nigh at hand, O Lord,

5 Order my steps in thy word; for all thy commandments are true. and so shall no wickedness have 8 As concerning thy testimonies, dominion over ine.

I have known long since, that thou 6 O deliver me from the wrong- hast grounded them for ever. fral dealings of men; and so shall Vide humilitatem. I keep thy commandments. O CONSIDER mine adversity,

7 Show the light of thy counte- and deliver me, for I do not nance upon thy servant, and teach forget thy law, me thy statutes.

2 Avenge thou my cause, and 8 Mine eyes crush out with water, deliver me; quicken me according because mien keep not thy law. to thy word. Justus es, Domine.

3 Health is far from the ungod. R! IGHTEOUS art thou, O Lord; ly; for they regard not thy statutes.

and truc is thy judgment.. 4 Great is thy mercy, O Lord; 2 The testimonies that thou hast quicken ine as thou art wont. commarided are exceeding righte-5 Many there are that trouble ous and true.

me, and persecute me, yet do I not 3 My zeal hath even consumed swerve from thy testimonies. me; because mine enemies have 6 It grieveth ine when I see the forgotten thy words.

transgressors; because they keep 4 'Thy word is tried to the utter- not thy law. niost, and thy servant loveth it. 7 Consider, O Lord, how I love

5 I am small and of no reputa-thy commandments; O quicken me ticn; yet do I not forget thy coin-according to thy loving-kindness, mandments.

8 Thy word is true from ever6 Thy righteousness is an everlasting; all the judgments of thy Jasting righteousness, and thy law righteousness endure for evermore is the truth.

Principes persecuti sunt. 7 Trouble and heaviness have PRINCES have persecuted me taken hold upon me; yet is my de- without a cause; but my heart light in thy commandments. standeth in awe of thy word.

8 The righteousness of thy tesa 2 I am as glad of thy word, as timenies is everlasting; Ogrant one that findeth great spoils. Gse understanding, and í shall live. 3 As for lies, I hate and abbor EVENING PRAYER.

them; but thy law do I love.

4 Seven times a-day do I praise Clamavi in toto corde meo. thee; because of thy righteous I

CALL with my whole heart; judgments.

hear me, O Lord, I will keepl. 5°Great is the peace that they thy statutes.

have who love thy law; and they 2 Yea, oren unto thee do I call;lare not offended at it.

6 Lord, I have looked for thy, Psalm 121. Levavi oculos meos. saving health, and done after thy I WILL lift up mine eyes unto commandments.

the bills, from whencé cometh 7 My soul hath kept thy testimo- my help. 'nies, and loved them exceedingly. 2 My help cometh even front

8 I have kept thy commandments the Lord, who hath made heaven and testimonies ; for-all my ways and earth. are before thee.

3 He will not suffer thy foot to Appropinquet deprecatio. be moved ; and he that keepeth LET my complaint come before thee will not sleep.

thee, O Lord; give me under- 4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel standing according to thy word. sliall neither slumber nor sleep.

2 Let my supplication come be- 5 The Lord himself is thy keeper; fore thée; deliver me according to the Lord is thay detence upon thy thy word.

right hand; 3 My lips shall speak of thy 6 So that the sun shall not burn praise, when thou hast taught me thee by day, neither the moon by thy statutes.

night. 4 Yea, my tongue shall siny of 7 The Lord shall preserve thee Hy word; for all thy command- from all evil; yea, it is even he dients are righteous.

that shall keep thy soul. 5 Let thine hand help me; for 1.8 The Lord shall preserve thy have chosen thy commandments. Igoing out and thy coming in, from

6. I have longed for thy saving this time forth for evermore. health, Lord; and in thy law is Psalm 122. Lætatus sum. my delight. 10 let my soul live, and it shall I WAS glad when they said unto

me, We will go into the house praise thee; and thy judgments of the Lord. shall help me.

2 Our feet shall stand in thy 8 I have gone astray like a sheep gates, 0 Jerusalem, that is lost; O seek thy servant, 3 Jerusalem is built as a city for I do not forget thy command-that is at unity in itsell. ments.

4. For thither the tribes go up The twenty-stventh Day. even the tribes of the Lord, to tesMORNING PRAYER. tify unto Israel, to give thanks unto Psalm 120. Ad Dominum. the naine of the Lord.

I ; upon the Lord, and he heard ment, even the seat of the house of

David. 2 Deliver my soul, O Lord, from 6 O pray for the peace of Jerulying lips, and from a deceitfu! salem; they shall prosper that love tongue.

thee. 3 What reward shall be given or 7 Peace be within thy walls, and, done unto thee, thou false tongue? plenteousness within thy palaces. even mighty, and sharp arrows, 8 For my brethren and compa. with hot burning coals.

nions' sakes, I will wish thee pros. 4 Woe is me, that I am con- perity. strained to dwell with Mesech, and 9 Yea, because of the house of to have my habitation among the the Lord our God, I will seek to do tents of Kedar.

thee good. 5 My soul hath long dwelt Psalm 123. Ad te levavi oculos among them that are enemies unto peace.

UNT thee lift I up mine eyes, 6 I'labour for peace; but when I Othou that dwellest in the speak unto them thereof, they make heavens. them ready to battle.

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EVENING PRAYER. mercy upon us.

Psalm 126. In convertendo. 3 Have mercy upon us, O Lord, WH

HEN the Lord turned again have mercy upon us; for we are the captivity of Sion, then utterly despised.

were we like unto them that dream. 4 Our soul is filled with the scorn- 2 Then was our mouth filled ful reproof of the wealthy, and with laughter, and our tongue with the despitefulness of the with joy. proud.

3 Then said they among the hea

then, the Lord hath done great Psalm Nisi quia Dominus. things for them. If the Lord himself had not been 4 Yea, the Lord hath done great

on our side, now may Israel say: things for us already; whereof we if the Lord himself had not been rejoice. on our side, when 'men rose up 5 Turn our captivity, O Lord, as against us,

the rivers in the south. 2 They had swallowed us up 6 They that sow in tears, shal quick ;. when they were so wrath- reap in joy. fully displeased at us.

1 He that now goeth on his way 3 Yea, the waters had drowned weeping, and beareth furth good us, and the stream had gone over seed, shall doubtless come again our soul.

with joy, and bring his sheavey 4 The deep waters of the proud with him. had gone even over our soul.

Psalm 127. Nisi Dominus, 5 But praised be the Lord, who hath not given us over for a prey EXCEPT the Lord build the unto their teeth.

house, their labour is but lost 6 Our soul is escaped even as a that build it. bird out of the snare of the fowler ;

2. Except the Lord keep the city, the snare is broken, and we are de- the watchman walketh but in vain. livered.

3 It is but lost labour that ye 7 Our help standeth in the name haste to rise up early, and so late of the Lord, who hath made hea- take rest, and eat the bread of careven and earth.

fulness; for so he giveth his be

loved sleep. Psalm 125. Qui confidunt. 4 Lo, children and the fruit of THEY that put their trust in the the womb, are an heritage and gih

Lord shall be even mount Sion, which may not be re

5 Like as the arrows in the hand moved, but standeth fast for ever. of the giant, even so are the young .2 The hills stand about Jerusa- children, lem; even so standeth the Lord 6 Happy is the man that hath round about his people, from this his quiver full of them, they shall time forth for evermore.

not be ashamed when they speak 3 For the rod of the ungodly with their enemies in the gate. eometh not into the lot of the righ

Psalm 128. Beati omnes. teous; Jest the righteous put their BLESSED are all they that fear

the Lord, and walk in his 4 Do well, O Lord, unto those ways. that are good and true of heart. 2 For thou shalt eat the labour

5 As for such as turn back unto of thine hands: O well is thee, and their own wickedness, the Lordlhappy shalt thou be.

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