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4 But thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance; because thou hadst a favour unto them.

5 Thou art my King, O God; send help unto Jacob.

6 Through thee will we overthrow our enemies, and in thy Name will we tread them under that rise up against us.

For I will not trust in my bow, it is not my sword that shall help me;

8 But it is thou that savest us from our enemies, and puttest them to confusion that hate us.

9 We make our boast of God all day long, and will praise thy Name for ever.

10 But now thou art far off, and puttest us to confusion; and goest not forth with our armies.

11 Thou makest us to turn our backs upon our enemies, so that they which hate us spoil our goods.

12 Thou lettest us be eaten up like sheep, and hast scattered us among the heathen.

13 Thou sellest thy people for nought, and takest no money for them.

14 Thou makest us to be rebuked of our neighbours, to be laughed to scorn, and had in derision of them that are round about us.

15 Thou makest us to be a by-word among the heathen, and that the people shake their heads at us.

16 My confusion is daily before me, and the shame of my face hath covered me;

17 For the voice of the slanderer and blasphemer, for the enemy and avenger.

18 And though all this be come upon us, yet do we not forget thee, nor behave ourselves frowardly in thy covenant.

19 Our heart is not turned back, neither our steps gone out of thy way;

20 No not when thou hast smitten us into the place of dragons, and covered us with the shadow of death.

21 If we have forgotten the Name of our God, and holden up our hands to any strange god, shall not God search it out? for he knoweth the very secrets of the heart.

22 For thy sake also are we killed all the day long, and are counted as sheep appointed to be slain.

23 Up, Lord, why sleepest thou? awake, and be not absent from us for ever.

24 Wherefore hidest thou thy face, and forgettest our misery and trouble?

25 For our soul is brought low, even unto the dust; our belly cleaveth unto the ground.

26 Arise, and help us, and deliver us, for thy mercy's sake.

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are thy lips, because God hath blessed thee for ever.

4 Gird thee with thy sword upon thy thigh, O thou Most Mighty, according to thy worship and renown.

5 Good luck have thou with thine honour: ride on, because of the word of truth, of meekness, and righteousness; and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things.

9066 Thy arrows are very sharp, and the people shall be subdued unto thee, even in the midst among the King's enemies.

947 Thy seat, O God, endureth for ever; the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right scep


Tyre shall be there with a gift; like as the rich also among the people shall make their supplication before thee.

14 The King's daughter is all glorious within; her clothing is of wrought gold.

15 She shall be brought unto the King in raiment of needlework: the virgins that be her fellows shall bear her company, and shall be brought unto thee.

16 With joy and gladness shall they be brought, and shall enter into the King's palace.

17 Instead of thy fathers, thou shalt have children, whom thou princes in all lands.

mayest make

8 Thou hast loved righteousness and hated iniquity; wherefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fel-thee, world without end. lows.

18 I will remember thy Name from one generation to another; therefore shall the people give thanks unto

9 All thy garments smell of myrrh, aloes, and cassia;

Out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad.

10 Kings' daughters were among thy honourable women; upon thy right hand did stand the queen in a vesture of gold, wrought about with divers colours.

11 Hearken, O daughter, and consider; incline thine ear; forget also thine own people, and thy father's house.

12 So shall the King have pleasure in thy beauty; for he is thy Lord God, and worship thou him.

13 And the daughter of

Psalm xlvi. Deus noster refugium.

G Strength, a very pres

YOD is our hope and

ent help in trouble.

2 Therefore will we not fear, though the earth be moved, and though the hills be carried into the midst of the sea.

3 Though the waters thereof rage and swell, and though the mountains shake at the tempest of the game.

The rivers of the flood thereof shall make glad the city of God; the holy place of the tabernacle of the Most Highest.

5 God is in the midst of her, therefore shall she not

be removed; God shall help her, and that right early.

6 The heathen make much ado, and the kingdoms are moved; but God hath showed his voice, and the earth shall melt away.

7 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.

80 come hither, and behold the works of the LORD, what destruction he hath brought upon the earth.

9 He maketh wars to cease in all the world; he breaketh the bow, and knappeth the spear in sunder, and burneth the chariots in the fire.

10 Be still then, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, and I will be exalted in the earth.

11 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.

Evening Prayer.

Psalm xlvii. Omnes gentes,


CLAP Your hands to gether, all ye people: O sing unto God with the voice of melody.

2 For the LORD is high, and to be feared; he is the

great King upon all the earth.

are joined unto the people of the God of Abraham; for God, which is very high exalted, doth defend the earth, as it were with a shield.

Psalm xlviii. Magnus Domi


GREAT is the LORD, and

highly to be praised in

3 He shall subdue the people under us, and the nations the city of our God, even under our feet. upon his holy hill.

4 He shall choose out an 2 The hill of Sion is a fair heritage for us, even the wor-place, and the joy of the ship of Jacob, whom he whole earth; upon the north loved. side lieth the city of the great King: God is well known in her palaces as a sure refuge.

5 God is gone up with a merry noise, and the LORD with the sound of the trump. 6 O sing praises, sing praisunto our God; O sing praises, sing praises unto our King.


7 For God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding.

8 God reigneth over the heathen; God sitteth upon his holy seat.

9 The princes of the people

3 For lo, the kings of the earth are gathered, and gone by together.

4 They marvelled to see such things; they were astonished, and suddenly cast down.

5 Fear came there upon them; and sorrow, as upon a woman in her travail.

6 Thou shalt break the ships of the sea through the east-wind.

7 Like as we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the LORD of hosts, in the city of our God; God upholdeth the same for ever.

8 We wait for thy lovingkindness, O God, in the midst of thy temple.

and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches.

7 But no man may deliver his brother, nor make agreement unto God for him;

S For it cost more to redeem their souls, so that he must let that alone for ever;

9 Yea, though he live long, and see not the grave.

10 For he seeth that wise

9 O God, according to thy Name, so is thy praise unto the world's end; thy right hand is full of righteousness. men also die and perish to10 Let the Mount Sion re-gether, as well as the ignojoice, and the daughter of rant and foolish, and leave Judah be glad, because of thy their riches for other. judgments.

11 Walk about Sion, and go round about her; and tell the towers thereof.

11 And yet they think that their houses shall continue for ever, and that their dwelling-places shall endure from one generation to another; and call the lands after their

12 Mark well her bulwarks, set up her houses, that ye may tell them that come own names. after.

13 For this God is our God for ever and ever: he shall be our guide unto death.

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HEAR ye this, all ye people; ponder it with your ears, all ye that dwell in the world;

2 High and low, rich and poor, one with another.

3 My mouth shall speak of wisdom, and my heart shall muse of understanding.

4 I will incline mine ear to the parable, and show my dark speech upon the harp.

5 Wherefore should I fear in the days of wickedness, and when the wickedness of my heels compasseth me round about?

6 There be some that put their trust in their goods,

12 Nevertheless, man will not abide in honour, seeing he may be compared unto the beasts that perish; this is the way of them.

13 This is their foolishness, and their posterity praise their saying.

14 They lie in the hell like sheep; death gnaweth upon them, and the righteous shall have dominion over them in the morning: their beauty shall consume in the sepulchre out of their dwelling.

15 But God hath delivered my soul from the place of hell; for he shall receive me.

16 Be not thou afraid, though one be made rich, or if the glory of his house be increased;

17 For he shall carry nothing away with him when he dieth, neither shall his pomp follow him.

18 For while he lived, he counted himself an happy man ; and so long as thou doest well unto thyself, men will speak good of thee. 19 He shall follow the gen

eration of his fathers, and shall never see light.

20 Man being in honour hath no understanding, but is compared unto the beasts that perish.


Morning Prayer.

15 Psalm 1. Deus deorum. forest are mine, and so are Toty, eve, at mot hills. HE LORD, even the most the cattle upon a thousand

ken, and called the world, from the rising up of the sun unto the going down thereof. 2 Out of Sion hath God appeared in perfect beauty.

3 Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence; there shall go before him a consum ing fire, and a mighty tempest shall be stirred up round about him.

4 He shall call the heaven from above, and the earth, that he may judge his people.

5 Gather my saints together anto me; those that have made a covenant with me with sacrifice.

6 And the heavens shall declare his righteousness; for God is Judge himself.

7 Hear, O my people, and I will speak; I myself will testify against thee, O Israel; for I am God, even thy God.

8 I will not reprove thee because of thy sacrifices, or for thy burnt-offerings; because they were not alway before me.

91 will take no bullock out of thine house, nor he-goat out of thy folds.

10 For all the beasts of the

11 I know all the fowls upon the mountains, and the wild beasts of the field are in my sight.

12 If I be hungry, I will not tell thee; for the whole world is mine, and all that is therein.

13 Thinkest thou that I will eat bulls' flesh, and drink the blood of goats?

14 Offer unto God thanksgiving, and pay thy vows unto the Most Highest.198

15 And call upon me in the time of trouble; so will I hear thee, and thou shalt praise me.

16 But unto the ungodly said God, Why dost thou preach my laws, and takest my covenant in thy mouth;

17 Whereas thou hatest to be reformed, and hast cast my words behind thee?

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