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O God, thou God of my salvation; Therefore shall I see my desire
And my tongue shall sing aloud upon them that hate me. of thy righteousness.
It is better to trust in the LORD O LORD, open thou my lips; than to put confidence in man.
And my mouth shall shew forth It is better to trust in the Lord thy praise.
than to put confidence in princes. For thou delightest not in sacri All nations compassed me about: fice; else would I give it:
In the name of the Lord I will cut Thou hast no pleasure in burnt
them off. offering.
They compassed me about; yea, The sacrifices of God are a bro- they compassed me about : ken spirit:
In the name of the Lord I will A broken and a contrite heart, O cut them off. God, thou wilt not despise.
They compassed me about like
bees; they are quenched as the fire SELECTION 78
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In the name of the Lord I will MORNING WORSHIP
cut them off. PSALM 118
Thou didst thrust sore at me that O GIVE thanks unto the LORD; for I might fall: he is good :
But the Lord helped me. For his mercy endureth for ever. The LORD is my strength and Let Israel now say,
song; That his mercy endureth for ever.
And he is become my salvation. Let the house of Aaron now say,
The voice of rejoicing and salvaThat his mercy endureth for ever.
tion is in the tents of the righteous. Let them now that fear the LORD The right hand of the Lord doeth
valiantly. say, That his mercy endureth for ever. The right hand of the LORD is Out of my distress I called upon
exalted : the LORD:
The right hand of the Lord doeth The Lord answered me and set
valiantly. me in a large place.
I shall not die, but live, The Lord is on my side; I will
And declare the works of the not fear:
Lord. What can man do unto me?
The LORD hath chastened me sore: The Lord is on my side among
But he hath not given me over them that help me:
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Open to me the gates of righteousness:
I will enter into them, I will give thanks unto the Lord.
This is the gate of the LORD;
I will give thanks unto thee, for thou hast answered me,
And art become my salvation.
The stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner.
This is the Lord's doing; it is marvelous in our eyes.
This is the day which the LORD hath made;
We will rejoice and be glad in it.
Save now, we beseech thee, O LORD:
O Lord, we beseech thee, send now prosperity.
Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the LORD:
We have blessed you out of the house of the Lord.
The Lord is God, and he hath given us light:
Bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar.
Thou art my God and I will give thanks unto thee:
Thou art my God, I will exalt thee.
O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good:
For his mercy endureth for ever.
The spirit of the LORD is upon me;
Because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek;
He hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD,
And the day of vengeance of our God:
To comfort all that mourn;
To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them a garland for ashes,
The oil of joy for mourning,
The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;
That they may be called trees of righteousness,
The planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.
And they shall build the old wastes,
They shall raise up the former desolations,
And they shall repair the waste cities,
The desolations of many generations,
And strangers shall stand and
And as a root out of a dry feed your flocks,
ground: And aliens shall be your plowmen He hath no form nor comeliness; and your vinedressers.
And when we see him, there is no But ye shall be named the priests beauty that we should desire him. of the LORD:
He was despised, and rejected of Men shall call you the ministers men; of our God:
A man of sorrows, and acquainted Ye shall eat the wealth of the na with grief: tions,
And as one from whom men hide And in their glory shall ye boast their face he was despised, yourselves.
And we esteemed him not.
Surely he hath borne our griefs,
and carried our sorrows: SELECTION 80
Yet we did esteem him stricken, SUITABLE FOR GOOD FRIDAY smitten of God, and afflicted. ISAIAH 52: 13–53: 12
But he was wounded for our BEHOLD, my servant shall deal transgressions, wisely, he shall be exalted and lifted He was bruised for our iniquiup, and shall be very high.
ties: Like as many were astonished at
The chastisement of our peace thee,
was upon him; (His visage was so marred more And with his stripes we
are than any man,
healed. And his form more than the sons All we like sheep have gone of men)
astray; we have turned every one So shall he startle many nations; to his own way:
Kings shall shut their mouths at And the Lord hath laid on him him:
the iniquity of us all. For that which had not been told He was oppressed, yet he humthem shall they see;
bled himself and opened not his And that which they had not mouth; heard shall they understand.
As a lamb that is led to the Who hath believed our report? slaughter, and as a sheep that be
And to whom hath the arm of the fore her shearers is dumb; yea, he Lord been revealed?
opened not his mouth. For he grew up before him as a By oppression and judgment lie tender plant,
was taken away;
And his life, who shall recount?
SELECTION 81 For he was cut off out of the land
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PSALM 22; 1-28. For the transgression of my peo
My God, my God, why hast thou ple was he stricken.
forsaken me? And they made his grave with
Why art thou so far from helping the wicked,
me, and from the words of my roarAnd with the rich in his death;
ing? Although he had done no vio
O my God, I cry in the day-time, lence,
but thou answerest not; Neither was any deceit in his And in the night season, and am mouth.
not silent. Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise But thou art holy, him;
O thou that inhabitest the praises He hath put him to grief:
of Israel. When thou shalt make his soul an
Our fathers trusted in thee: offering for sin, he shall see his
They trusted, and thou didst deseed,
liver them. He shall prolong his days, and They cried unto thee, and were the pleasure of the Lord shall pros- delivered: per in his hand.
They trusted in thee, and were He shall see of the travail of his
not ashamed. soul, and shall be satisfied:
But I am a worm, and no man; By his knowledge shall my right
A reproach of men, and despised eous servant justify many: and he of the people. shall bear their iniquities.
All they that see me laugh me to Therefore will I divide him a
scorn: portion with the great,
They shoot out the lip, they And he shall divide the spoil with shake the head, saying, the strong;
Commit thyself unto the LORD; Because he poured out his soul let him deliver him: unto death, and was numbered with
Let him deliver him, seeing he the transgressors:
delighteth in him. Yet he bare the sin of many, and But thou art he that took me out made intercession for the trans- of the womb: gressors.
Thou didst make me trust when I was upon my mother's breasts.
I was cast upon thee from the Deliver my soul from the sword; womb:
My darling from the power of the Thou art my God since my mother dog. bare me.
Save me from the lion's mouth; Be not far from me; for trouble Yea, from the horns of the wild
oxen thou hast answered me. For there is none to help.
I will declare thy name unto my Many bulls have compassed me: brethren: strong bulls of Bashian have beset In the midst of the congregation me round.
will I praise thee. They gape upon me with their Ye that fear the LORD, praise him; mouth, as a ravening and a roaring All ye the seed of Jacob, glorify lion. I am poured out like water,
And stand in awe of him, all ye And all my bones are out of the seed of Israel. joint:
For he hath not despised nor abMy heart is like wax;
horred the affliction of the afflicted; It is melted in the midst of my Neither hath he hid his face from bowels.
him; My strength is dried up like a But when he cried unto him, he potsherd;
heard. And my tongue cleaveth to my Of thee cometh my praise in the jaws; and thou hast brought me great congregation: into the dust of death.
I will pay my vows before them For dogs have compassed me:
that fear him. The assembly of evil-doers have The meek shall eat and be satisinclosed me;
fied: They pierced my hands and my They shall praise the Lord that feet.
seek after him: their heart shall live I may tell all my bones; they for ever. look and stare upon me:
All the ends of the earth shall reThey part my garments among member and turn unto the LORD: them,
And all the kindreds of the naAnd upon my vesture do they tions shall worship before him. cast lots.
For the kingdom is the LORD's: But be not thou far off, O LORD: And he is ruler over the nations.
O thou my succour, haste thee to help me.