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earth; so great is his mercy thou art clothed with majesty also toward them that fear him! and honour.

12 Look how wide also the 2 Thou deckest thyself with east is from the west ; so far light as it were with a garment, hath he set our sins from us ! and spreadest out the heavens

13 Yea, like as a father pitieth like a curtain. his own children; even so is the 3 Who layeth the beams of Lord merciful unto them that his chambers in the waters, and fear him.

maketh the clouds his chariot, 14 For he knoweth whereof and walketh upon the wings of we are made ; he remembereth the wind. that we are but dust.

4 He maketh his angels 15 The days of man are but spirits, and his ministers as grass ; for he flourisheth as flaming fire. a flower of the field.

5 He laid the foundations of 16 For as soon as the wind the earth, that it never should goeth over it, it is gone; and move at any time. the place thereof shall know it 6 Thou coveredst it with the no more.

deep like as with a garment; the 17 But the merciful goodness waters stand in the hills. of the LORD endureth for ever 7 At thy rebuke they flee; at and ever upon them that fear the voice of thy thunder they him; and his righteousness are afraid. upon children's children; 8 They go up as high as the

18 Even upon such as keep hills, and down to the valleys his covenant, and think upon beneath ; even unto the place his commandments, to do them. which thou hast appointed for

19 The Lord hath prepared them. his seat in heaven, and his 9 Thou hast set them their kingdom ruleth over all, bounds, which they shall not

20 O praise the LORD, ye pass, neither turn again to cover angels of his, ye that excel in the earth. strength; ye that fulfil his com- 10 He sendeth the springs mandment, and hearken unto into the rivers, which run among the voice of his words.

the hills. 21 O praise the Lord, all ye 11 All the beasts of the field his hosts; ye servants of his drink thereof, and the wild asses that do his pleasure.

quench their thirst. 22 O speak good of the LORD, 12 Beside them shall the all ye works of his, in all places fowls of the air have their of his dominion : Praise thou habitation, and sing among the the LORD, O my soul.


13 He watereth the hills

from above; the earth is filled PSALM 104. Benedic, anima mea. with the fruit of thy works.

PRAISE the LORD, O my 14 He bringeth forth grass soul : 0 LORD my God, thou for the cattle, and green herb art become exceeding glorious, for the service of men.



15 That he may bring food they gather it; and when thou out of the earth, and wine that openest thy hand, they are maketh glad the heart of man; filled with good. and oil to make him a cheerful 29 When thou hidest thy countenance, and bread to face, they are troubled: when strengthen man's heart. thou takest away their breath,

16 The trees of the LORD they die and are turned again also are full of sap; even the to their dust. cedars of Libanus, which he 30 When thou lettest thy hath planted;

breath go forth, they shall be 17 Wherein the birds make made ; and thou shalt renew their nests; and the fir-trees are the face of the earth. a dwelling for the stork.

31 The glorious majesty of 18 The high hills are a refuge the LORD shall endure for ever; for the wild goats ; and so are the LORD shall rejoice in his the stony rocks for the conies. works.

19 He appointed the moon 32 The earth shall tremble for certain seasons, and the sun at the look of him; if he do knoweth his going down. but touch the hills, they shall

20 Thou makest darkness, smoke. that it may be night; wherein 33 I will sing unto the LORD all the beasts of the forest do as long as I live; I will praise

my God while I have my being; 21 The lions, roaring after 34 And so shall my words their prey, do seek their meat please him: my joy shall be in from God.

the LORD. 22 The sun ariseth, and they 35 As for sinners, they shall get them away together, and lay be consumed out of the earth, them down in their dens. and the ungodly shall come to

23 Man goeth forth to his an end : Praise thou the LORD, work, and to his labour, until O my soul, praise the LORD. the evening.

24 O LORD, how manifold THE TWENTY-FIRST DAY. are thy works! in wisdom hast

MORNING PRAYER. thou made them all ; the earth is full of thy riches.

Psalm 105. Confitemini Domino. 25 So is the great and wide O GIVE thanks unto the sea also; wherein are things LORD, and call upon his name; creeping. innumerable, both tell the people what things he small and great beasts.

hath done. 26 There go the ships, and 2 O let your songs be of him, there is that leviathan, whom and praise him ; and let your thou hast made to take his talking be of all his wondrous pastime therein.

works. 27 These wait all upon thee, 3 Rejoice in his holy name; that thou mayest give them let the heart of them rejoice, meat in due season.

that seek the LORD. 28 When thou givest it them, 4 Seek the Lord and his



strength ; seek his face ever- 19 Until the time came that

his cause was known : the word 5 Remember the marvellous of the LORD tried him. works that he hath done ; his 20 The king sent, and deliwonders, and the judgments of vered him; the prince of the his mouth;

people let him go free. 60 ye seed of Abraham, his 21 He made him lord also of servant; ye children of Jacob, his house, and ruler of all his his chosen.

substance; 7 He is the LORD our God; 22 That he might inform his his judgments are in all the princes after his will, and teach world.

his senators wisdom. 8 He hath been alway mind- 23 Israel also came into ful of his covenant and promise, Egypt, and Jacob was a stranger that he made to a thousand in the land of Ham. generations.

24 And he increased his 9 Even the covenant that he people exceedingly, and made made with Abraham ; and the them stronger than their eneoath that he sware unto Isaac; mies;

10 And appointed the same 25 Whose heart turned so, unto Jacob for a law, and to that they hated his people, and Israel for an everlasting testa- dealt untruly with his servants. ment,

26 Then sent he Moses his 11 Saying, Unto thee will I servant, and Aaron whom he give the land of Canaan, the lot had chosen ; of your inheritance.

27 And these showed his 12 When there were yet but tokens among them, and wona few of them, and they stran- ders in the land of Ham. gers in the land ;

28 He sent darkness, and it 13 What time as they went was dark; and they were not from one nation to another, obedient unto his word. from one kingdom to another 29 He turned their waters people;

into blood, and slew their fish. 14 He suffered no man to do 30 Their land brought forth them wrong, but reproved even frogs í yea, even in their king's kings for their sakes :

chambers. 15 Touch not mine anointed, 31 He spake the word, and and do my prophets no harm. there came all manner of flies,

16 Moreover, he called for a and lice in all their quarters. dearth upon the land, and de- 32 He

gave them hail-stones stroyed all the provision of for rain ; and fames of fire in bread.

their land. 17 But he had sent a man 33 He smote their vines also before them, even Joseph, who and fig-trees; and destroyed was sold to be a bond-servant, the trees that were in their

18 Whose feet they hurt in coasts. the stocks; the iron entered 34 He spake the word, and into his soul;

the grasshoppers came, and

caterpillars innumerable, and 4 Remember me, 0 LORD, did eat up all the grass in their according to the favour that land, and devoured the fruit of thou bearest unto thy people; their ground.

O visit me with thy salvation, 35 He smøte all the first-born 5 That I may see the felicity in their land; even the chief of of thy chosen, and rejoice in all their strength.

the gladness of thy people, and 36 He brought them forth give thanks with thine inheritalso with silver and gold; there ance. was not one feeble person

6 We have sinned with our among their tribes.

fathers; we have done amiss, 37 Egypt was glad at their and dealt wickedly. departing; for they were afraid 7 Our fathers regarded not of them.

thy wonders in Egypt, neither 38 He spread out a cloud to kept they thy great goodness be a covering; and fire to give in remembrance ; but were light in the night-season. disobedient at the sea, even at

39 At their desire he brought the Red Sea. quails ; and he filled them with 8 Nevertheless, he helped the bread of heaven.

them for his name's sake, that 40 He opened the rock of he might make his power to be stone, and the waters flowed known. out, so that rivers ran in the 9 He rebuked the Red Sea dry places.

also, and it was dried up; so he 41 For why? he remembered led them through the deep, as his holy promise ; and Abra- through a wilderness. ham his servant.

10 And he saved them from 42 And he brought forth his the adversaries' hand, and depeople with joy, and his chosen livered them from the hand of with gladness;

43 And gave them the lands 11 As for those that troubled of the heathen; and they took them, the waters overwhelmed the labours of the people in them; there was not, one of possession;

them left. 44 That they might keep his 12 Then believed they his statutes and observe his laws. words, and sang praise unto him.

13 But within a while they

forgat his works, and would PSALM 106. Confitemini Domino.

not abide his counsel. O GIVE thanks unto the

14 But lust came upon

them LORD; for he is gracious, and in the wilderness, and they

endureth for ever. tempted God in the desert. 2 Who can express the noble 15 And he gave them their acts of the LORD, or show forth desire, and sent leanness withal all his praise?

into their soul. 3 Blessed are they that al- 16 They angered Moses also way keep judgment, and do in their tents, and Aaron the righteousness,

saint of the LORD.

the enemy.


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17 So the earth opened, and unto him for righteousness, swallowed up Dathan, and among all posterities for evercovered the congregation of more. Abiram.

32 They angered him also 18 And the fire was kindled at the waters of strife, so that in their company; the flame he punished Moses for their burnt up the ungodly.

sakes; 19. They made a calf in 33 Because they provoked Horeb, and worshipped the his spirit, so that he spake molten image.

unadvisedly with his lips. 20 Thus they turned their 34 Neither destroyed they glory into the similitude of a the heathen, as the LORD comcalf that eateth hay,

manded them: 21 And they forgat God 35 But were mingled among their Saviour, who had done so the heathen, and learned their great things in Egypt;

works. 22 Wondrous works in the 36 Insomuch that they worland of Ham; and fearful things shipped their idols, which turned by the Red Sea.

to their own decay; yea, they 23 So he said he would have offered their sons and their destroyed them, had not Moses daughters unto devils ; his chosen stood before him in 37 And shed innocent blood, the

gap, to turn away his wrath- even the blood of their sons and ful indignation, lest he should of their daughters, whom they destroy them.

offered unto the idols of Canaan; 24 Yea, they thought scorn and the land was defiled with of that pleasant land, and gave blood. no credence unto his word; 38 Thus were they stained

25 But murmured in their with their own works, and went tents, and hearkened not unto a whoring with their own inthe voice of the LORD.

ventions. 26 Then lift he up his hand 39 Therefore was the wrath against them, to overthrow of the LORD kindled against them in the wilderness ; his people, insomuch that he 27 To cast out their seed abhorred his own inheritance.

nations, and to 40 And he gave them over scatter them in the lands. into the hand of the heathen ;

28 They joined themselves and they that hated them were unto Baal-peor, and ate the lords over them. offerings of the dead.

41 Their enemies oppressed 29 Thus they provoked him them, and had them in subjec, to anger with their own inven- tion. tions; and the plague was great 42 Many a time did he deliver

them ; but they rebelled against 30 Then stood up Phinees, him with their own inventions, and prayed ; and so the plague and were brought down in their ceased.

wickedness. 31 And that was counted 43 Nevertheless, when he

among the

among them.

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